Northeast BC unemployment rate fell to 56 percent last month

October 13, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgNortheast B.C.’s unemployment rate remains the third-highest of any region in B.C. for the second straight month. The lowest rate of unemployment was recorded in the Lower Mainland where 4.5 percent of the labour force was without work, while the next lowest rate on Vancouver Island was 4.6 percent. The highest unemployment rate in B.C last month was recorded in the Kootenay region, which has seen its unemployment rate fall only 0.1 percent to 7.2 percent.The unemployment rate across the province fell by 0.3 percent to 4.8 percent, while the national unemployment rate went from 6.1 to 6 percent last month. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The unemployment rate in Northeast B.C. fell for the second straight month in September, dropping to 5.6 percent.According to data released by Stats Canada on Friday, the unemployment rate in Northeast B.C. last month fell 0.4 percent from 6.0 percent in August. The region saw an estimated 400 more full-time jobs, from 33,400 to 33,800. However, the region also shed 1,000 part-time jobs, which totalled 6,300. The size of the labour force in Northeast B.C. also decreased by an estimated 900 workers.Though the unemployment rate fell last month, the region also saw a drop in the rate of employment, which fell from 72.5 to 71.6 percent. Despite this, Northeast B.C. still had the highest rate of employment out of any economic region in B.C.last_img read more

Canada Bond yields and prime rates for Wednesday Aug 16

October 8, 2019 0 Comments

Canada Bond yields for Wednesday as of 4 p.m. (previous day in brackets):One-month: 0.675Three-month: 0.725Six-month: 0.90One-year: 1.12Two-year: 1.236Five-year: 1.4910-year: 1.87130-year: 2.314Interest rates:Prime rate: 2.95%Overnight lending rate: 0.75%

CN Railway resumes talks with union after threatening a Monday lockout

October 4, 2019 0 Comments

by The Canadian Press Posted Feb 22, 2015 2:28 pm MDT CN Railway resumes talks with union after threatening a Monday lockout AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email MONTREAL – Canadian National Railway (TSX:CNR) and Unifor are set to resume contract talks Monday in the face of a threat by the company to lock out nearly 5,000 employees.Statements from both sides said there were high level discussions on Sunday and the two sides agreed to continue talking.CN says it hopes to reach a negotiated settlement or to persuade the union to agree to binding arbitration.The railway said Friday that it intends to lock out the 4,800 workers represented by Unifor at 11 p.m. Monday unless the union agrees to binding arbitration to settle contract differences.The union, which has announced plans to begin a strike vote next week after the failure of five months of negotiations, rejected the company ultimatum.A union statement says there was “meaningful dialogue” on Sunday between Unifor National President Jerry Dias and CN President Claude Mongeau.Last week the Teamsters reached an agreement with Canadian Pacific Railway after a one-day strike. That deal made a number of improvements, including rail safety and working conditions.The agreement came after the federal government moved to bring in legislation to end the strike.A statement from federal Labour Minister Kellie Leitch made no hint of such a move in the CN talks. It only said Leitch has been in touch with both sides and welcomed the resumption of negotiations.She said both sides have promised that commuter rail service in Montreal will not be affected by any work-stoppage. read more

Nearly 900 reportedly killed following shocking intercommunal attacks in DR Congo

October 2, 2019 0 Comments

Human rights reports suggest that the apparent massacre took place between 16 and 18 December in four villages in the Yumbi territory, Mai-Ndombe province, in what appear to have been clashes between the Banunu and Batende communities.Most of the area’s population has reportedly been displaced, and voting in the December 30 presidential poll for the Yumbi area, was postponed due to violence and insecurity.In a statement, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights condemned the “shocking violence” and highlighted the importance of “investigating and bringing the perpetrators to justice”.Michelle Bachelet added that it was essential to “ensure justice for the victims of these horrific attacks, but also to prevent new episodes of intercommunal strife, and to address the anger and feelings of gross injustice that may otherwise lead to repeated cycles of violence between communities.”At least 82 people were also injured in the attacks, according to the “credible” reports received by OHCHR and some 465 houses and buildings were burned down or pillaged, including two primary schools, a health centre, a health facility, a market, and the local office of the independent electoral commission, known by its French acronym, CENI.Both the OHCHR and national judicial authorities, have launched investigations into the reported attacks.At the beginning of January the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR reported that 16,000 people from DRC had arrived in neighbouring Republic of the Congo – also known as Congo-Brazzaville – after fleeing deadly intercommunal clashes.According to UNHCR, this represents the largest influx of refugees in over a decade, since 130,000 people were forced to seek shelter amid ethnic clashes in DRC’s former Equator Province, in 2009. read more

Essex seaside village outraged after being used in proTrump campaign advert

September 25, 2019 0 Comments

Penelope Read, who filmed a documentary called Jaywick: A Diamond in the Rough in 2016, said she would be happy to show the candidate around.She said: “In the last couple of years since we did the documentary the council has tried really hard to improve things. Jaywick is starting to really go forward and it makes me really cross when it gets this bad publicity.”Of course there are things that are wrong currently but they are being improved.”A spokeswoman for Mr Stella said in a statement: “Our intent was never to smear the town in the photo, now known to us as Jaywick Sands in Essex.”We never used the name. For us it was an example of a town overburdened by poor governance, which is exactly what we in our district are seeking to prevent at every level.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Residents of an Essex seaside village have said they are horrified after a pro-Trump campaign advertisement used a picture of it to warn voters that this is what America could look like if they did not back the President.The photograph shows Jaywick Sands, near Clacton in Essex, to attack Dr Nick Stella’s Democrat opponent.It suggests the area pictured is suffering “foreclosures, unemployment and economic recession”.It reads: “Only you can stop this from becoming reality! Help President Trump Keep America on Track and Thriving. A Vote for Foster is a Vote for Speaker Pelosi. We can’t go back to foreclosures, unemployment and economic recession!”The Republican is standing in the 11th Illinois congressional district in the mid-terms against Bill Foster.The advert was posted on the candidate’s Facebook page, and received a frosty reception from Essex locals.According to the government’s deprivation index, Jaywick was the most deprived neighbourhood in England in 2010 and 2015.However, Essex County Council has taken action since then, ploughing £6.5million into the town to improve infrastructure.Paul Honeywood, Tendring District Council Cabinet Member said the village’s fortunes have changed, and it is unfair to use that image in a negative campaign.He told the BBC: “I know that many Jaywick Sands residents will be outraged at being smeared in this way and rightly so.” read more

EYEWITNESS True colours…

September 25, 2019 0 Comments

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedEYEWITNESS: New developments…December 21, 2017In “EYEWITNESS”EYEWITNESS: The basis…January 21, 2019In “EYEWITNESS”EYEWITNESS: Dazzling them…April 5, 2018In “EYEWITNESS” …of the PNCRemember that saying “nature will out”, from your schooldays? When Jupiter insisted folks can change? Venus disagreed and proved him wrong. Still don’t remember? She changed a cat into a girl who married a hunk of a fella and was as demure as could be. “Ha!” said Jupiter. But as soon as Venus introduced a mouse at the wedding buffet, the girl pounced on it! Nature will out!Well it does look like the PNC’s nature has taken over, and is pouncing. The essence of the PNC’s rule was their fixed belief that Guyana was theirs to have and to possess (not just “hold”!). “Do wha’ yuh want wid me!” is what they heard as soon as they took control of the state. So you’re upset with all the “thiefin’” going on? The Pharma bond… Jubilee Wood Ants Park… pharma contract… secret oil contract… trips for Minister’s squeezes… jobs for the boys and girls? Why are you fretting? If the state is the PNC’s to begin with — to do with as they want, it’s not REALLY stealing, is it? You can’t steal what’s already yours, can you?So on to the latest escapade to raise eyebrows — Prezzie using State House to host a PNC event. In this case, to award bursaries for the kids of PNC members. The former AG claims that all the expenses for the actual bursaries were also funded by the state. But we don’t need to even go there, do we? In any government in a modern democracy, there is a strict line drawn between the party and the state.Why? Well just consider the name “party”. “Part-y”, get it? A political part-y represents a PART of the country – and that’s why they’re said to be “part-isan”. But when that party is elected into government to control the state, it’s supposed to be governing on behalf of ALL Guyanese. To use State House for partisan purposes is especially heinous and eviscerating of democratic standards, since it goes against all that the STATE is supposed to stand for. WE THE PEOPLE…Now you may say this handing out of awards to kids – albeit PNC kids – is “no big thing”. But that would show you’ve forgotten that other nursery schooldays story. Remember the elephant who begged the fella to allow him to just place his TRUNK into his hut, because it was cold? And before the fella knew what was going on, he was out, and the elephant was IN the hut!!Do you, dear reader, remember the PNC, under which Prezzie earned his spurs, actually started innocuously with Burnham’s picture on children’s exercise books?They soon declared their PARAMOUNTCY over the state!…and the Weinstein syndromeWith actresses coming forward daily to reveal the sexual harassment  (and more) inflicted on them by the boss of Miramax — Weinstein — one of the biggest producers of Hollywood, one wonders what kind of monster he was. But in reality, the problem’s much larger than Weinstein.What’s being exposed is “sexual harassment” — a term coined only in 1975, even though the activity’s been going on for centuries. It was so “normal” for men to believe they could touch or commit other inappropriate actions towards women there wasn’t even a name for it. Do fishes have a word for “sea”?? And if there isn’t a name, then how do you talk about it? Until a staff at Cornell University sued the institution for employment benefits after she’d resigned because of the behaviour by several male staff. Cornell protested there was no law broken. She may have been ‘asking for it”!!After she won her case, the use of the term hit a high spot in 1991, when Anita Hill testified against Supreme Court Justice Clarence Hill.And now.…for public officeEven though it was pointed out the Secretary of Cabinet and the Defence Board CONSTITUTIONALLY can’t be MPs or Ministers, the PNC-led government SNICKERED, “So what?” read more

LIVE Watch the St Patricks Day parades in Dublin and Cork

September 22, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgCAN’T MAKE IT in person? Never fear.If you want to enjoy the marching bands, floats and colours from the comfort of your own gaff, here’s how to do it:Dublin: The biggest parade in the country can be watched live on the RTE player here or on Aertv. Up to half a million people are lining the streets of the capital to take in one of the largest parades in the world, with participants coming from around the world.Cork: The second-biggest parade in the country can be watched on the Cork St Patrick’s Festival website here.New York: Somewhat dogged in controversy this year, the NYC parade begins at 4pm GMT and can be watched live here. The parade will begin at 44th Street in Midtown and will make its way up Fifth Avenue to 79th Street.Any parades in your area being livestreamed? Let us know and we’ll add them to the list.Pic: Niall Carson/PA WireRead: 500,000 people, 1 event… It’s the St Patrick’s Day parade in numbers > Read: Guinness pulls out of sponsorship of NYC Patrick’s Day parade at the last minute >last_img read more

You wont be able to buy a petrol or diesel car in

September 21, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgYou won’t be able to buy a petrol or diesel car in Ireland after 2030 NCT certs will not be issued for non-zero emissions cars. Norway has set an ambitious target of ending the sale of new cars with combustion engines as early as 2025.Norway, a large oil and gas producer, has introduced numerous incentives to encourage the purchase of electric cars. Buyers pay almost no tax, making the sale price very competitive. This has led to zero-emission cars making up 20% of new car sales.There is no mention in the Irish plan of a rebate or tax scheme to incentivise early purchasers, but car buyers can get a grant of up to €5,000 on an electric car currently.With AFP reportingRead: Project Ireland 2040: The key points you need to know Image: Shutterstock/jorik Feb 16th 2018, 5:41 PM THE HUMBLE PETROL and diesel car will have seen its last days in Ireland if the Project Ireland 2040 plan comes true.The plan, announced today, commits a total of €22 billion to climate action, with the bulk of that – €13.7 billion – being spent on energy investment.A further €3 billion will go towards retrofitting homes to make them energy efficient, but €200 million has also been set aside for the provision of infrastructure for electric vehicles.This would include new charging points.The plan says that by 2030 the government aims to have the number of electric vehicles on the roads at half a million – around a quarter of all cars on our roads.However, the plan goes one step beyond that and proposes that no non-zero emission vehicles will be sold in Ireland after 2030.After that, no NCT certs will be issued for non-zero emission vehicles after 2045. 52% of Ireland’s overall transport emissions come from private cars.A number of car manufacturers have already begun moving to no- or low-emission vehicles. Volkswagen says it will invest €34 billion in new technologies by 2022. Like other traditional carmakers, Volkswagen is stepping up its focus on the cleaner, smarter vehicles of the future, racing to catch up with US tech giant Tesla which has a head-start in the area.The plan is similar to one announced in January by California Governor Jerry Brown. The US state aims to “dramatically reduce carbon emissions from transportation”.France has said it will end sales of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040 and Volvo Cars plans to start phasing out production of conventional petrol-only cars from 2019, with all new models to be electric or hybrid from that date. Related Reads Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Friday 16 Feb 2018, 5:41 PM Short URL center_img 16.02.18 Empty lots in cities to be snapped up to help achieve 35,000 new builds a year 162 Comments By Paul Hosford 16.02.18 Project Ireland 2040: The key points you need to know Image: Shutterstock/jorik 104,078 Views Share1361 Tweet Email6 last_img read more

Alerte Météo France orange 5 départements en vigilance neige et verglas

September 20, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgAlerte Météo France orange : 5 départements en vigilance neige et verglasMercredi, Météo France a placé en alerte orange 5 départements du centre-est en raison d’un risque de neige et de verglas.Les températures baissent, il ne manquait plus que la neige. Cette semaine, les flocons ont fait leur grand retour sur l’Hexagone avec un épisode neigeux relativement intense. Mercredi, Météo France a ainsi décidé de déclencher l’alerte orange sur les cinq départements du centre-est concernés. Il s’agit de l’Ain, de l’Isère, de la Haute-Loire, du Rhône et de la Loire. À lire aussi(VIDÉO) Un radar détecte un nuage de coccinelles de 80 kilomètres de large”Une perturbation donne actuellement de la neige au-dessus de 200 à 300 m d’altitude. On relève 15 cm à Saint-Etienne à 600 m d’altitude et sur le nord Isère au-dessus de 400-500 m”, indique Météo-France dans un communiqué repris par l’AFP. Sur la “Haute-Loire, la Loire, le Rhône : il va neiger jusqu’en début d’après-midi, ensuite la neige faiblira”.”On attend 1 à 5 cm de neige sur Lyon, 10 à 20 cm supplémentaire au-dessus de 400 m d’altitude, localement 20 à 40 cm sur l’est de la Haute-Loire et le massif du Pilat”, selon les prévisionnistes. L’alerte orange devrait être maintenue jusqu’à la fin de l’après-midi. Néanmoins, dans l’Ain et l’Isère, la neige continuera de tomber jusqu’en fin de journée et même en soirée. “On attend 10 à 20 cm supplémentaire au-dessus de 400 m d’altitude, 3 à 10 cm en plaine”, ajoute Météo France. L’organisme recommande d’être vigilant en particulier si vous devez vous déplacer. L’épisode neigeux est susceptible de provoquer des difficultés de circulation.Le 20 novembre 2013 à 10:54 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Screenwriter releases comedy video about Triple Hs career

September 19, 2019 0 Comments

first_img Multiple Women Accuse Screenwriter Max Landis of Abuse Screenwriter Max Landis, who wrote the movie “Chronicle” and is a big wrestling fan, recently posted a 24-minute short film for free on his YouTube channel entitled “Wrestling Isn’t Wrestling.” The short film is a comedic video looking at the career of Triple H and features a slew of short cameos by a mixture of well-known actors and independent wrestlers, including Christopher Daniels, Kazarian, Joey Ryan, John Morrison, Colt Cabana and actors Seth Green, David Arquette, Haley Joel Osment and Macaulay Culkin. You can view #WrestlingIsntWrestling below.Warning: Strong language and not safe for work. WhatsApp Pinterest Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipMax Landis Has A Lot Of Explaining To DoVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:29/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 70.11%0:05Remaining Time -1:24 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Twitter Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Multiple women accuse screenwriter Max Landis of abuse Netflix Greenlights Bright Sequel Facebook MJF signs multi-year deal with All Elite Wrestling, Colt Cabana ending his podcast Now Playing Up Next Video: WWE celebrates the career of Kurt Angle before his retirement on Sunday Christopher Daniels talks about retirement, AEW ticket sales, AEW possibly running MSG Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next David Arquette Hospitalized For ‘Death Match’ Now Playing Up Next Max Landis Has A Lot Of Explaining To Do Now Playing Up Next Google+last_img read more

Neuer Bayern Munich should have scored more goals

September 17, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgBayern Munich captain Manuel Neuer believes they had the chances to end the game before the last explosive end to their 3-3 Champions League draw with AjaxA Robert Lewandowski goal handed Bayern the lead in the first-half, which they held on to until 61st-minute when Dusan Tadic equalised for Ajax.The Serbian forward then added another through a penalty before his Ajax team-mate Maximilian Wober and Bayern’s Thomas Muller were sent off.Then, in the space of eight minutes, three goals came in with two coming from Bayern to hand them a temporary lead before Nicolas Tagliafico’s last-gasp equaliser for Ajax.While the draw was enough to confirm Bayern as Group E winners, Neuer was left to rue the bitter end after conceding so late in the game.RB Leipzig, Bayern Munich, Robert LewadowskiMatch Preview: RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 RB Leipzig will have the chance to prove their title-winning capabilities when they host Bayern Munich today at 18:30 (CET).“Taken altogether it was a hard-fought and passionate match,” Neuer told the club website.“Ajax are a good team, we saw that in the first match. We had our chances, especially in the first half, we should have scored a few more goals.“It was very explosive towards the end. It was quite bitter to concede the last goal. The main thing is we’ve finished first, everything else is secondary at the moment.”Bayern will next face Hannover 96 away on Saturday in the Bundesliga.last_img read more

PandoDailys Sarah Lacy on Digital Publishing Startups Like Chewing On Glass

September 14, 2019 0 Comments

first_img“You have to be a masochist,” says Lacy of starting a media business in today’s market. Despite the early and fast-growing success of PandoDaily, Lacy contends it’s telling how dominant old-media brands still are 15 years after “old media” was first proclaimed dead. Lacy says it has to do a lot with brand trust and intention—something she claims the new media companies have in spades.“Whether it’s us, Vox or BuzzFeed—they have the right intentions, smarter business models and more capital behind them,” says Lacy. “With the last generation of media companies, it was a lot of people who wanted to be entrepreneurs rather than journalists.”Nevertheless, Lacy claims while founder/CEOs like her are the best bets at running new media companies well, it doesn’t behoove all great journalists to break off from established media brands.“Not everyone has to start their own company—you can Voltron up,” says Lacy. “If every great journalist peels off and starts their own company, they’re ultimately not writing very much. Five or six really amazing journalists can band together and be worth so much more.” New York—PandoDaily founder and CEO Sarah Lacy took to the stage for an afternoon keynote at FOLIO:’s MediaMashup event Thursday to explain why entrepreneurial journalism isn’t new, why it would be terrible if all the best journalists started their own media companies and why she could still taste blood in her mouth two years after starting her company.“If you’re going to start a company, the number-one thing to know—as hard as journalism itself is, as hard as breaking a big story is, as hard as dealing with editors is—actually building a company around journalism is about a million times harder,” Lacy told the audience.PandoDaily, founded in January of 2012, offers readers news and analysis of the technology market, as well as commentary on Silicon Valley happenings and the latest startup companies. Her reference to tasting blood comes from a quote by Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk who described starting a business as “staring into the edge of the abyss while chewing glass.”last_img read more

Penske Media Corporation Buys Into Robb Report

September 14, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgRobb Report will soon be run by a joint-venture between Penske Media Corporation and its existing owner, Rockbridge Growth Equity. PMC’s investment is scheduled to close this week. Rockbridge Growth Equity and PMC will have equal representation on the board of directors, according to a spokesperson. PMC — which owns serveral verticals including Variety and WWD — will also be involved in day-to-day operations at Robb Report. Former Dennis Publishing and Newsweek Daily Beast exec Stephen Colvin succeeded Curtis as CEO in late 2015 before departing after less than a year on the job. It was announced today that Colvin is joining Bloomberg as head of Bloomberg Live.  The companies will also merge some offices, with Robb Report’s New York operations moving to PMC headquarters at 475 Fifth Avenue, and its Malibu offices moving to the PMC Tower located at 11175 Santa Monica Boulevard. Robb Report will retain its current management team, though no replacement for Colvin has been named since he clandestinely left the publication in fall.  “[This] allows us to focus our combined energies on expanding Robb Report’s digital capabilities as well as continuing to improve its print distribution channels and event activation to deliver optimal consumer and advertiser experiences,” Brian Hermelin, managing partner of Rockbridge Growth Equity, said in the announcement.center_img In an announcement late last week, the companies described the move as an investment in the future of digital at the 40-year-old luxury magazine.  Robb Report also has offices in Florida and Detroit, the latter of which opened when the magazine was acquired by Rockbridge in 2014. Rockbridge bought the magazine from William Curtis, who took ownership in 2002. Curtis remained a co-owner and vice chairman after that acquisition, though it is unclear what role he will play now. A spokesperson declined to comment on whether Curtis still owns a stake in the company. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.last_img read more

Lady Gaga pregnant with Bradley Coopers baby Heres the truth

September 5, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgLady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in A Star is BornLady Gaga (@ladygaga/Instagram)Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga’s name has been linked ever since they both starred in A Star Is Born. There are several who claimed that the movie and his on-screen chemistry with Gaga has cost Bradley his relationship with Irina Shayk. As per a shocking alleged claim, Lady Gaga is reportedly expecting her first child with Bradley Cooper. Fans are now wondering if this is the truth or this is yet another fabricated news about their personal lives.The latest report:As per an alleged report by InTouch Weekly via NewIdea, an alleged insider has reportedly stated that Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper are expecting their first child together. The alleged insider went on to contend that “Gaga is glowing and hiding a baby bump.” The source continued that everyone close to them is happy and are waiting when she is going to announce the great news.So, are they going to get married? Well, the alleged insider added that both Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper have parted ways with their respective partners but “tying the knot is not exactly at the top of the list of their priorities right now but a baby could solidify their relationship.”The fact:Ever since Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga starred in A Star Is Born, many claimed that there is something going on between them. After their intimate performance at the 91st Oscars, several even concluded that the “Shallow” singers are reportedly dating each other. That time, Gaga was engaged with Christian Carino and Bradley was in a long-term relationship with Irina Shayk.Things became worse when right after the Oscars, Lady Gaga and Christian Carino ended their engagement, and Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk also reportedly parted ways.But are Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga dating each other and expecting a child together? Well, it should be noted that these two have maintained that there is nothing going on between them. The intimate performance at the Academy Awards night was a part of an act and these two are simply co-stars who later became friends. To put a label to this friendship is clearly wrong. Furthermore, if you are following Lady Gaga on her Instagram, you would see that she has recently uploaded a picture from her Park Theater Las Vegas show. In the picture, she is seen singing/dancing alongside her team — there is no baby bump in the picture. So, it looks like the claims about Lady Gaga’s pregnancy is nothing but fabricated news.last_img read more

Qatar responds to demands after extension of deadline

September 3, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgDoha : A general view taken on July 2, 2017 shows the corniche of the Qatari capital Doha. AFPQatar on Monday responded to a list of demands from Saudi Arabia and its allies after they agreed to give a defiant Doha another 48 hours to address their grievances.Details of the response were not immediately available, but a Gulf official told AFP that Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani had delivered it during a short visit to Kuwait, which is acting as a mediator in the crisis.Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt had announced in the early hours of Monday they were pushing back a deadline for Qatar to agree to a list of 13 demands they issued on June 22.A joint statement said they were extending the ultimatum, which had been due to expire at the end of the day on Sunday, at the request of Kuwait’s emir.The demands included Doha ending support for the Muslim Brotherhood, closing broadcaster Al-Jazeera, downgrading diplomatic ties with Iran and shutting down a Turkish military base in the emirate.Sheikh Mohammed had earlier said the list of demands was “made to be rejected” and on Monday British lawyers for Qatar denounced the demands as “an affront to international law”.”They are reminiscent of the extreme and punitive conduct of ‘bully’ states that have historically resulted in war,” said the lawyers.In the evening, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir expressed hopes for a “positive response to be able to resolve the crisis”.Qatar’s reply would be “examined with precision”, Jubeir told a news conference with German counterpart Sigmar Gabriel in the Red Sea city of Jeddah.Saudi Arabia and its allies announced on June 5 they were severing ties with their Gulf neighbour, sparking the worst diplomatic crisis to hit the region in decades.They accused Qatar of supporting extremism and of being too close to Saudi Arabia’s regional arch-rival Iran, which Doha has strongly denied.The crisis has raised concerns of growing instability in the region, home to some of the world’s largest energy exporters and several key Western allies who host US military bases.The UN Security Council has told Qatar to sort out its differences with its Gulf neighbours, China’s UN ambassador Liu Jieyi said in New York Monday, indicating that the top UN body has no plans to get involved in the dispute.’Disunity could weaken’ partiesGabriel, who will also visit the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Kuwait, on called for “serious dialogue” to end the crisis.”We are worried that the distrust and the disunity could weaken all the parties concerned as well as the entire peninsula,” said the German minister.Riyadh and its supporters have already severed air, sea and ground links with Qatar, cutting off vital routes for imports including food.They also ordered Qatari citizens to leave their territories and took various steps against Qatari firms and financial institutions.It is unclear what further measures will be taken if Qatar fails to meet the demands, but the UAE’s ambassador to Russia Omar Ghobash warned last week that further sanctions could be imposed.As well as taking steps to expel Qatar from the six-member Gulf Cooperation Council, Riyadh and its allies could tell their economic partners to choose between business with them or with Doha, he told Britain’s Guardian newspaper.Qatar has long pursued a more independent foreign policy than many of its neighbours, who tend to follow the lead of regional powerhouse Saudi Arabia.- Trump calls leaders -Doha has said it is ready for talks to end the crisis.Kuwait, which along with fellow GCC member Oman has not cut ties with Qatar, has been heading up mediation efforts.US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has also called for compromise and hosted senior Gulf officials, but his efforts have been undermined by remarks from President Donald Trump apparently supporting Riyadh’s position.Trump spoke separately on Sunday with the Saudi king, Abu Dhabi’s crown prince and the Qatari emir about his concerns over the dispute, the White House said.The US president “underscored that unity in the region is critical” but also “reiterated the importance of stopping terrorist financing and discrediting extremist ideology,” a statement said.Egypt said it would host the foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE on Wednesday to discuss the crisis.Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani is expected to visit Paris “before the end of the summer” for talks on the Gulf crisis with President Emmanuel Macron, the French presidency said Monday.The two leaders spoke by phone and Macron said hhe would bring up the issue on the margins of this week’s G20 summit and with Trump when he visits Paris on July 13-14.Meanwhile Germany announced that Saudi King Salman had cancelled plans to attend the upcoming G20 summit in Hamburg.last_img read more

Anker Deals 17 Qi Wireless Charger 28 10000mAh Power Bank USBC Cables

August 27, 2019 0 Comments

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first_imgTechnology | October 05, 2009 ASTRO Selects 2009 Recipients of $125K Grants for Research Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD October 5, 2009 – The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has selected Joseph Contessa, M.D., Ph.D., of Yale University in New Haven, Conn., and Phuoc Tran, M.D., Ph.D., of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, to receive a two-year award in the amount of $125,000 per year. The two grants are funded by the Radiation Oncology Institute – the Junior Faculty Career Research Training Award and the Residents/Fellows in Radiation Oncology Research Seed Grant Award. Winners were selected by ASTRO’s Research Evaluation Committee. The Junior Faculty Career Research Training Award is awarded to stimulate interest in radiation research early in academic career development by giving junior physician faculty the opportunity to focus on research in radiation oncology, biology, physics or outcomes/health services research. It is presented each year to a board-eligible physician or physicist in radiation oncology or a radiobiologist who is within the first three years of his or her junior faculty appointment. The Residents/Fellows in Radiation Oncology Research Seed Grant Award is given to support residents or fellows who are planning a career focusing primarily on basic science or clinical research. The grants are awarded each year for a one-year project and are in amounts of up to $30,000 each. This year’s recipients are Christopher Barker, M.D., of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, Kevin Choe, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of Chicago in Chicago and Andrew Elia, M.D., Ph.D., of the Harvard Radiation Oncology Program in Boston.”Congratulations to all of this year’s award and grant winners,” Patricia Eifel, M.D., FASTRO, chairman of ASTRO’s board of directors and a professor of radiation oncology at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, said. “These award recipients are the future of radiation oncology and by acknowledging their research early, we are helping to nurture the future big advances in our specialty. I am proud to be able to recognize them for their hard work.”For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications Related Content News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more News | Radiation Oncology | July 31, 2019 Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of… read morelast_img read more

Deconstructing PACS in Developing Enterprise Imaging

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first_img Related Content Perhaps the biggest trend in health information technology today is the movement away from traditional picture archiving and communications systems (PACS) and cardiovascular information systems (CVIS) to enterprise imaging and data management systems. This migration is important, because it will fundamentally change how clinicians have been accessing images and patient information for the past 20 years.The basic idea of enterprise imaging is to take all data (which includes images, waveforms, reports and other patient data) and amalgamate it into one place, instead of the current system of data residing in numerous, disconnected departmental data silos. With the introduction of vendor neutral archives (VNA) and cloud-based (or Web-based) digital archives, data from all departments can be put into one pot and accessed using a universal viewer. This enables the data to be managed by the healthcare system’s information technology (IT) staff, rather than individual departments or radiology. Content management software is used to sort the data so it can be pulled out of the system and sent to where it needs to go. Using this model, a patient’s electronic medical record (EMR) can include embedded links to reports and images from all specialty departments in one location by interfacing with the central archive. VNAs also help overcome many of the issues with interoperability between various departments and software vendors’ systems that plague most hospitals. Read the article “Deconstructing PACS: Point/Counterpoint – A look at both sides of the issue.” The buzzword at the 2014 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting in December was “deconstructing” PACS and CVIS. In this concept, the VNA provides access to the data so the components of PACS and CVIS can be pulled apart. In this manner, a department can pick the best viewers, DICOM worklists and reporting software from various vendors to build what they feel is a best-of-breed system. This new concept has led some traditional PACS vendors to no longer use the term “PACS” and instead refer to their systems only as “enterprise imaging systems.”RSNA Technology Report 2015: Enterprise ImagingVIDEO: Creating an Enterprise Imaging System News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more 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. 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 Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more center_img Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more Feature | Enterprise Imaging | May 04, 2015 | Dave Fornell Deconstructing PACS in Developing Enterprise Imaging What clinicians need to know as healthcare moves away from departmental PACS and expands access to images and patient data through the EMR The Need for Enterprise ImagingRadiology has traditionally been the gatekeeper of imaging, with images residing in a siloed radiology PACS. However, as healthcare becomes more digitized and nearly all specialties now generate images and reports that need to be archived electronically and made accessible via EMRs, the traditional radiology PACS is becoming just one cog in a much larger healthcare machine. Specialties such as cardiology, orthopedics, oncology, women’s health and pathology now generate vast numbers of imaging files on their own, giving rise to specialty PACS. However, the need to connect these multiple, disparate systems into one electronic patient record has proven a major difficulty for all healthcare systems that have attempted it. Despite the advent of IHE (Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise) profiles to make healthcare software from various vendors more compatible, there are just too many variables to ensure the smooth flow of data from point A to point B across an enterprise. VNAs help enable connectivity in a healthcare enterprise, similar to the Internet enabling connectivity between millions of people globally who are using different operating platforms. The VNA platform also can serve as a disaster recovery system or the backbone of a health information exchange (HIE).The Role of Healthcare ReformHealthcare reforms under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) demand all healthcare IT systems interoperate to improve efficiency. The law also calls for leveraging IT to transform healthcare from a volume-based to a quality-based reimbursement system. With the expanded use of EMRs demanded as a component of the ACA, the federal government has established Meaningful Use (MU) criteria that must be met to ensure full Medicare reimbursement for services provided. VNAs allow for the improved level of interoperability MU demands now and into the future.Stage 2 MU requirements call for remote viewing systems to allow referring physicians or others access to a patient’s EMR to view images and reports from various departments. It calls for the integration of patient access to health information and images via patient portals to increase patient engagement. This may play a larger role in the future, as patients with chronic conditions like diabetes and heart failure will be asked to take a more active role in their healthcare with remote monitoring programs. Clinical decision support and computerized physician order entry (CPOE) are now being required to improve patient safety, eliminate illegible written orders, record all orders in one location, reduce redundant tests and to justify use of expensive tests or imaging exams. VNAs also can help enable remote access to patient data using mobile devices, such as tablets by physicians on rounds, anywhere in the hospital, on the road or at home. This may lead to a reduced reliance on workstations in fixed locations, allowing greater workflow efficiency and improved patient communication and education.Defining Enterprise Imaging RequirementsMany healthcare executives have yet to define the requirements for enterprise imaging or VNA benefits and costs in a manner that justifies the investment, said Jef Williams, chief operating officer at Ascendian Healthcare Consulting. He explained that many provider organizations have delayed efforts to the next budget cycle simply due to the lack of a viable, compelling business case. This can be the result of many different factors including long-term existing contracts, sacred cow systems, opportunity costs and exorbitant costs of starting up an EMR. Organizations that value preparedness and creativity, however, are finding plenty of ways to find a positive ROI and business case for this effort, Williams said.The business objectives for pursuing a long-term, future-minded medical image-object management platform should be very clear either as a consideration for a single-standing hospital or an integrated delivery network (IDN). Williams said facilities should plan for mergers and acquisitions, modernization, PACS replacement, centralization, support simplification, increased user (referrer and patient) satisfaction and greater integration with EMR and HIE solutions. “The business case effectively choreographs strategic objectives with the investment abilities of an organization to execute across people, process, organizational change and technology,” Williams said.An enterprise solution will enhance medical imaging capabilities across clinical image data flow, workflow and integration between existing EMR solutions, he explained. The business case requires:• Identifying the technical and functional requirements of an enterprise-imaging platform;• Types of VNA to consider (full, hybrid, PACS-neutral, other);•  Software stack strategies and considerations;• Developing and delivering education to technical, clinical and executive leadership;•  Conducting a robust vendor selection process;• Creating a design, build, migration and implementation strategy that includes image-enabling their EMR (Epic, NextGen, Athena Health, etc.); and• Other strategic and organizational considerations. Facilities that create a business case for enterprise imaging will have a comprehensive roadmap to develop and drive objectives and codify costs and timelines, Williams said. The evaluation and subsequent business case also should provide a complete picture of how a VNA solution would drive clinical integration, enterprise-wide image management, reduced costs over time and image access and sharing in a unified context.Considerations When Planning for Enterprise ImagingThere are several things to keep in mind when considering enterprise imaging, said Hjalmer Danielson, vice president of Ascendian Healthcare Consulting. These include: Imaging strategy: Simply purchasing and starting up a VNA will likely not provide enough opportunity to reduce costs nor provide the type of environment that will bring the value needed for positioning for growth, expansion or changing paradigms. Image and object management systems need to meet the coming challenges of enterprise interoperability (no matter where the image was captured). They need to account for non-DICOM file types and accommodate existing hardware and data center environments without creating disruption or incurring additional costs. These components are required for a detailed and informed long-term strategy. Simply buying to keep up with the industry is no longer a viable business decision. Those who succeed will understand the importance of market leadership, capabilities and differentiation. While some of this can be difficult to quantify in true dollars, each must be considered and monetized in a manner that meets the demands and values of the organization.  Market awareness: Knowing the market options takes considerably more effort than ever before. Historically large vendors with multi-layered sales forces managed the market proactively. Most buyers could expect a visit regularly from account and sales managers providing cut sheets, demos, lunch and learns, and even customer events at large association events such as RSNA, HIMSS, AHRA, RBMA, SIIM, AHIMA and MGMA. For reasons related to both market forces and legislation and policy, those days are now gone. But an even more important shift has occurred. Much of the leading technology is being created and marketed from smaller firms and there are many viable options outside the “big iron” companies. This means there is much more effort required in knowing the industry. Yet a full discovery effort must be completed for a fully informed business case. This means looking at the options in all areas of image management including viewers, VNAs, workflow engines, advanced visualization, voice recognition and reporting, as well as the many subspecialty solutions and widgets. This may require site visits, booth visits, on-site demos and a codified selection process (RFI, RFQ, RFO, RFP) as the sales forces in these emerging solutions are smaller and less funded for providing market-wide initiatives around education.The one-third rule: Unfortunately there is an axiom as old as the healthcare industry: When implementing a new healthcare solution … one-third will succeed, one-third will muddle through with some return on investment and one-third will fail miserably. Armed with a business case and the quantitative and qualitative components inherent for this enterprise solution, there is a much better chance of making the case and finding yourself and your organization in the successful third.Related Enterprise Imaging ContentStrategy is Key to Enterprise Imaging SuccessDeconstructing PACS in Developing Enterprise ImagingWhat is Vendor Neutral Anyway?An Ounce of VNA Strategy is Worth a Pound of RemediationUsers Will Determine Whether Enterprise Imaging SucceedsDeconstructing PACS: Point/CounterpointEnterprise Imaging Will Help Industry Achieve Patient-centric CareUnderstanding Enterprise Imaging FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more Feature | Information Technology | July 31, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How Smart Devices Can Improve Efficiency Innovation is trending toward improved efficiency — but not at the expense of patient safety, according to… 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 | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more last_img read more

Researchers Generate 3D Virtual Reality Models of Unborn Babies

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first_img News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 05, 2019 Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an ambulatory… read more Related Content Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 01, 2019 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Medical Device Safety in MRI Environment The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new draft guidance titled Testing and Labeling Medical Devices for… read more News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | November 21, 2016 Researchers Generate 3-D Virtual Reality Models of Unborn Babies News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more The ScanTrainer transvaginal simulator is one example of Intelligent Ultrasound’s simulation technologies. News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 31, 2019 Studies Confirm Clinical Value of ShearWave Elastography for Liver Fibrosis Evaluation SuperSonic Imagine announced the publication of the results of its prospective multicentric clinical study conducted in… read more News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more November 21, 2016 — Parents may soon be able to watch their unborn babies grow in realistic 3-D immersive visualizations, thanks to new technology that transforms magnetic rasonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasound data into a 3-D virtual reality model of a fetus, according to research being presented next week at the 2016 meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).MRI provides high-resolution fetal and placental imaging with excellent contrast. It is generally used in fetal evaluation when ultrasound cannot provide sufficiently high-quality images.Researchers in Brazil created virtual reality 3-D models based on fetal MRI results. Sequentially-mounted MRI slices are used to begin construction of the model. A segmentation process follows in which the physician selects the body parts to be reconstructed in 3-D. Once an accurate 3-D model is created — including the womb, umbilical cord, placenta and fetus — the virtual reality device can be programmed to incorporate the model.”The 3-D fetal models combined with virtual reality immersive technologies may improve our understanding of fetal anatomical characteristics and can be used for educational purposes and as a method for parents to visualize their unborn baby,” said study co-author Heron Werner Jr., M.D., Ph.D., from the Clínica de Diagnóstico por Imagem, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.The virtual reality fetal 3-D models are remarkably similar to the postnatal appearance of the newborn baby. They recreate the entire internal structure of the fetus, including a detailed view of the respiratory tract, which can aid doctors in assessing abnormalities.For the virtual reality device, Werner and colleagues used the latest-generation Oculus Rift 2 headset. Oculus Rift 2 places the user in an immersive environment, complete with heartbeat sounds derived from the ultrasound of the fetus. Users can study the 3-D fetal anatomy simply by moving their head.”The experience with the Oculus Rift has been wonderful,” Werner said. “It provides fetal images that are sharper and clearer than ultrasound and MR images viewed on a traditional display.”The technology has numerous potential applications, including assessment of fetal airway patency. Airway patency, or the state of airways being open and unblocked, is an important issue for a developing fetus. For example, if ultrasound showed an abnormal mass near the fetal airway, physicians could use the 3-D images and the headset to assess the entire length of the airway and make better informed decisions about delivery.The technology also can help coordinate care with multidisciplinary teams and provide better visual information to parents to help them understand malformations and treatment decisions.”The physicians can have access to an immersive experience on the clinical case that they are working on, having the whole internal structure of the fetus in 3-D in order to better visualize and share the morphological information,” Werner said. “We believe that these images will help facilitate a multidisciplinary discussion about some pathologies in addition to bringing a new experience for parents when following the development of their unborn child.”The researchers have used the technique on patients at a clinic in Rio de Janeiro, including cases where the fetus had evidence of an abnormality that required postnatal surgery. They hope to use the technology more broadly over the next year.   Co-authors on the study are Bianca Guedes Ribeiro, M.D., Jorge Lopes, Ph.D., Gerson Ribeiro, Pedro Daltro, M.D., Tatiana M. Fazecas, M.D., Renata A. Nogueira, M.D., and Leise Rodrigues, M.D.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 26, 2019 Intelligent Ultrasound Group Collaborating With the National Imaging Academy Wales Artificial intelligence (AI)-based ultrasound software and simulation company Intelligent Ultrasound Group plc (AIM:… read morelast_img read more

THAI celebrates His Majesty the Kings Birthday with special desserts

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first_imgTHAI Celebrates His Majesty the King’s Birthday with Special DessertsTHAI celebrates His Majesty the King’s Birthday with special dessertsOn the auspicious occasion of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun’s birthday, Thai Airways International Company Limited (THAI) will serve special desserts for passengers traveling on 28 July 2018.Domestic Flights: Pineapple Cheese Tart will be served on all flights to and from Bangkok, during all meal services (except for flight TG226 Phuket-Bangkok.)International Flights: Special desserts will be served on all flights that depart from Bangkok (except flights departing to the Middle East and South Asia), during lunch and dinner meal services. Passengers in Royal First Class will be served Baked Egg Custard with Pumpkin Tart and Toddy Palm Ice Cream. Royal Silk Class passengers will be offered Baked Egg Custard with Pumpkin Tart and Coconut Whipped Cream, while Economy Class passengers will enjoy Pineapple Caramel with Coconut Mousse.For further information, reservations, and ticketing, please visit, contact any THAI sales office or travel agent in Thailand, or call the THAI Contact Center at  Tel. 02-356-1111 (24 hours a day).Source = Thai Airways International Company Limited (THAI)last_img read more