Cupcakes Magazine Launch Party To Benefit LA Food Bank

October 16, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgActor/Producer/Director/Humanitarian Scott L. Schwartz will return to Coast Anabelle Hotel to host the 2nd Annual Celebrity Cupcakes benefit and help celebrate the launch of Cupcakes Magazine while raising awareness and collecting food for LA Food Bank.Cupcakes Magazine Launch Party (updated)Credit/Copyright: Misty Schwartz PREvent sponsors include: AB Weddings & Special Events, Coast Anabelle Hotel, Mary’s Cake Shop, O.N.E. Coconut Water, A La Carte Crafts, Savory Saltine Seasoning, Lisa Kline, Camille Wood, Arie Bella Beauty, Monster Energy Drinks, Nekter Juice Bar, Autumns Vibrant Art, 165 Designs, My Delight Cupcakery and Cupcake Wars Winner: Bubba Sweets. The event will also include a special performance by Gavyn Bailey.Cupcakes Magazine is first magazine about cupcakes, celebrities, and charities… Cupcakes Magazine is focused on spotlighting cupcake chefs and designers from all over the world. They are providing a permanent place for cupcake aficionados to go and find recipes, showcase celebrities who enjoy and/or bake them, and promote and host cupcake charity events.Celebrity Cupcakes is a non-profit series of cupcake charity events that were created and hosted by actor/director/humanitarian Scott L. Schwartz (Ocean’s 11, 12, 13, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Changing Hands, Castle, The Mentalist, Starsky & Hutch, etc.). Celebrities are invited to stop in and “name” their favorite cupcake, to benefit charity. Guests will receive free admission with a donation of unwrapped canned goods for LA Food Bank. For more information on the Scott L. Schwartz Children’s Foundation please visit: www.scottlschwartzchildrensfoundation.wordpress.com or www.celebritycupcakes.wordpress.com.Scott L. Schwartz is widely known as the “Ultimate Bad Guy” from his acting career including: Ocean’s 11, 12 & 13, Starsky & Hutch, Spiderman, Fun With Dick And Jane, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, The Mentalist, Castle, among other feature films and TV shows. What most fans don’t know is that Scott is really “The Ultimate Nice Guy” and has been visiting children’s hospitals worldwide for the past 15 years after losing his sister to lung cancer in 1998. He realizes the value and impact of making a lasting impression on children with cancer and how important it is to make each child feel special. Scott enjoys visiting pediatric hospitals and bringing what joy he can into the lives of every child he visits. They are always smiling during his visits and usually begging him to return soon.The Scott L. Schwartz Children’s Foundation is making a difference in the lives of each child in need by continuing to visit hospitals worldwide, helping Alicia’s House Food Pantry, Children’s Hospitals Worldwide. For the past ten years Scott has been an essential part of the fundraising for Alicia’s House Food Pantry along with former Chicago Cubs pitcher Milt Pappas and the founder (former pro wrestler) Juan Hernandez. Scott recently accepted the CHOC Glass Slipper Guild Award (a prestigious award that others that David Beckham, Gwen Stefani among others have received). On May 21, 2013 Scott was invited by General Mills to be an Ambassador for Outnumber Hunger. Outnumber Hunger partners with Feeding America and Big Machine Label Group to help Feeding America secure meals on behalf of local food bank. Scott will show his support through raising awareness with his fans about Outnumber Hunger and the staggering issue of hunger in America. For more information or ways to help please visit: www.outnumberhunger.com.For more details about Cupcakes Magazine (the world’s first non-profit Cupcakes magazine…) please visit www.CupcakesMagazine.com.Copyright ©2013Look to the Starslast_img read more

Manitoba premier promises economic plan new cabinet committee

October 13, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgWINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is setting up a new cabinet committee and a provincial office to focus on economic development.Premier Brian Pallister says the government will also create a program to help small- and medium-seized businesses develop new products.Pallister made the announcement during his annual state of the province speech to the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce.Pallister also says there will be changes to a program which offers tax breaks for new property developments.The announcement follows a review by two business leaders, announced at last year’s state of the province speech.Details of each initiative are expected in the coming weeks.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

The Latest US China leave future of trade talks unclear

October 13, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgBEIJING — The Latest on trade tensions between China and the U.S. (all times local):2:30 p.m.The United States says talks on ending a bruising trade war focused on Chinese promises to buy more American goods but gave no indication of progress on Beijing’s technology ambitions and other thorny issues.China’s Ministry of Commerce said Thursday the two sides would “maintain close contact.”But neither gave any indication of the next step during their 90-day cease-fire in a tariff fight that threatens to chill global economic growth. That uncertainty left Asian stock markets mixed Thursday.Share prices had risen Wednesday after President Donald Trump fueled optimism about possible progress by saying on Twitter talks were “going well!”___10:45 a.m.Most Asian markets have opened lower after China and the U.S. wrapped up trade talks without indicating if they made progress on resolving a dispute over Chinese technology policies that has the world’s two biggest economies embroiled in a bruising trade war.The talks were the first face-to-face meetings since Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping agreed to suspend tariff increases during negotiations.The Chinese Ministry of Commerce issued a statement Thursday saying there were “detailed exchanges” and would “maintain close contact” but gave no details.A statement from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative didn’t characterize the tone of the talks or say what would happen next. It said U.S. negotiators would await “guidance on the next steps” after reporting back to Washington.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Morocco Removes Customs Duty on Russian Grain

October 12, 2019 0 Comments

Rabat – The Russian ambassador to Morocco, Valerian Shuvaev, has confirmed to Sputnik News that Morocco lowered the grain tax to “zero” for Russia.“Of course, this is good news because Morocco’s grain experts are one of the main Russian exports to Morocco.”He added that Morocco’s decision will give Russia “more opportunity to increase the volume of deliveries and, in general, to expand our trade,” he said. Sputnik reported that Russian Agriculture Minister Dmitry Patrushev said that trade between Russia and Morocco increased in the first half of 2018 to $900 million, or 20 percent that the same period of 2017.The news outlet added that the main Russian export goods are petroleum products, agro-food products, and coal.Russia is also Morocco’s primary citrus export destination.In 2017-2018, the North African country’s exports of mandarin and tangerine totaled 205,091 metric tons to Russia and 166,299 metric tons to the EU.Read Also: Ambassador to Morocco: Morocco Made no Request for Russian S-400 Missiles SystemsIn October, Morocco’s Minister of Agriculture Aziz Akhannouch said that agriculture products represent 77 percent of Moroccan exports to Russia, estimated at MAD 1.5 billion. The official offered the statistics during his meeting with Patrushev.Akhannouch said that the growth of trade between Rabat and Moscow is in the order of 10 percent since 2014.Patrushev also presented a series of aspects of economic cooperation between the two countries, referring to the joint ventures in fruit, vegetables, and red meat.The meeting was held as part of a mission to Morocco by the Russian Export Centre (REC) group of companies, during the 7th Moroccan-Russian Joint Intergovernmental Commission for Economic, Scientific, and Technical Cooperation.On the sidelines of the joint commission, Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita said economic exchanges have reached a “satisfactory” level as well as cooperation in the key sectors of agriculture, energy, tourism and industry between the two countries. read more

Moroccan Government Adopts Value Added Tax Reform Bill

October 12, 2019 0 Comments

Rabat – The Moroccan government adopted Draft Decree 2.18.638 for applying the value added tax in the general tax code during a meeting on Thursday, according to Mustapha El Khalfi, the government spokesman.The draft law aims to speed up the processing of cases concerning the refund of value added tax by creating a simplified way to file applications for tax-exempt or suspended transactions. Article 103 of the tax code provides for the exemptions, El Khalfi added in a statement read at the end of the meeting.Read Also: Morocco to Raise Taxes on Soft Drinks by 50%In October, the government approved the 2019 Finance Bill which reduced taxes by 2.5 percent on companies whose profits range from MAD 300 million to MAD 1 billion.In 2017, Oxfam launched a tax justice program in an attempt to achieve just distribution of resources and fiscal transparency in Morocco. read more

Kosovo UN envoy appeals for calm following deadly violence

October 11, 2019 0 Comments

6 July 2010The top United Nations envoy to Kosovo today urged all sides to pursue dialogue in the wake of recent “tragic” violence in the region’s north, which remains a flashpoint amid continuing tensions between the Kosovo Albanian and Kosovo Serbian communities. On 2 July, Kosovo authorities inaugurated a centre providing birth, death and marriage certificates, along with identification cards and travel documents, in an ethnically mixed part of the northern city of Mitrovica.Lamberto Zannier, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative, told the Security Council today that the move was part of efforts by the Kosovo authorities to establish their institutions across the territory, but that such actions “are opposed by the Kosovo Serbs in the north.”However, in other parts of area, he said, Kosovo Serbs have increasingly been making use of Kosovo’s civil registry offices.Nearly 2,000 people protested the opening of the Mitrovica centre, with an explosion resulting in the death of a Kosovo Bosniak doctor named Mesud Džeković, who was not participating in the demonstration. Eleven others – all Kosovo Serbs – were injured in the incident.Pristina and Belgrade, the respective capitals of Kosovo and Serbia, Mr. Zannier noted, have both condemned the event, but each side is blaming the other for provoking the incident.He repeated the call made in the immediate aftermath of the violence on all sides to “refrain from provocative statements and to remain calm,” as well as for “all competent law enforcement authorities to take urgent measures to bring the perpetrators to justice.”The Special Representative, who also heads of the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), told the Council that since the 2 July incident, “the security situation in northern Kosovo is more tense than usual.”Yesterday morning, Petar Miletić, a Kosovo Serb parliament member of the Assembly of Kosovo, was shot in the legs by an unknown assailant outside his home in northern Mitrovica. His injuries are not life-threatening.Today, Mr. Zannier echoed Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s latest report on UNMIK, in which he warns of the risk of inflamed tensions should policies for northern Kosovo not be implemented without dialogue with local communities.“Events over the past few days point to the need to initiate this dialogue as a matter of urgency,” he said.UNMIK administered Kosovo from 1999 when North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) forces drove out Yugoslav troops amid bloody ethnic fighting between Serbs and Albanians, but it gave up its administrative role in 2008 when Kosovo Albanians declared independence. Serbia rejects Kosovo’s declaration of independence and continues to expect a robust role on the part of the UN Mission. read more

Sierra Leone raises revenues from mining but unemployment also rises UN says

October 6, 2019 0 Comments

The recent upheavals in Côte d’Ivoire have also generated a flow of refugees into the neighbouring countries which threatens regional stability despite efforts to stabilize Liberia, the 24th report on the UN Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) says.In Sierra Leone, which came in last in this year’s UN Development Programme (UNDP) survey of 177 countries on life span, education and standard of living, Government revenues rose as the Government cracked down on smuggling.”By the end of October, revenues from official diamond exports had reached $120 million, compared to $71 million during the same period in 2003,” the report says.As UNAMSIL prepares to end its mandate in the country by February 2005, a peer review visit to the mineral-rich country, scheduled for early in the year, will look at its adherence to the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme, a process that authenticates rough diamonds for legal export, the report says.Meanwhile, UNAMSIL and UNDP recently organized a training programme for Sierra Leonean experts in geological information systems and data collection to help the Government in its efforts to establish a nationwide public survey of land, it says.”Despite the stable security environment, the socio-economic situation in the country has continued to be very difficult, including rising youth unemployment and the (upwardly) spiralling prices of basic commodities, causing tensions among the population,” the report says.The lack of improvement in the living conditions of the majority of the population and the resulting negative impact on the prospects for national recovery cause serious concern, the report says, but it adds that the Government and its partners have been preparing a poverty reduction strategy paper. read more

Annan to launch Humanitarian Appeal for 2006 tomorrow

October 6, 2019 0 Comments

Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Jan Egeland will host the event.In his remarks tomorrow, the Secretary-General is expected to point out that the appeals are not merely documents prepared in an ivory Secretariat tower. In fact, for the first time, they will this year includes projects by non-governmental organizations (NGOs) as well as UN agencies, according to a UN spokesperson.

Menopause breakthrough will allow older women to have children after building a

September 25, 2019 0 Comments

However it can also extend women’s fertility and could feasibly enable a woman in her seventies to have babies – although Professor Fishel said this would not be allowed for safety and ethical reasons.His upper age limits are 35 for freezing tissue for fertility preservation and 40 for freezing tissue for hormonal preservation.Professor Fishel told The Telegraph: “One of the reasons for the rising infertility rates is that women are not thinking about having babies until their 30s. If this procedure allows women to nail a career and feel that burden taken off their shoulders, and if by 40 they still want a baby but are not able to have their own naturally, they can go back to their tissue which they froze at 30. “Using that tissue from when they were 30 means it’s not considered that they’re having a baby at an older age because the egg will be from 10 years earlier.”He added that his youngest daughter is 22 and that the procedure “currently appeals to her”, so when she is aged between 25 and 30, he said that he will perform it on her as a “birthday present”.“The younger it’s done, the longer you have the benefit and the more eggs are available,” he said. The surgery was created to postpone menopause which can trigger serious health problems for thousands of women, including osteoporosis and heart problems. Menopause will no longer be a barrier for women building their careers, a scientist has claimed, following a research breakthrough which will allow for older women to have children.The revolutionary procedure, which is being offered by the fertility expert who pioneered IVF, works by tricking women’s biological clocks into thinking they are far younger than they are. The surgery freezes ovarian tissue at -150C. It is then stored in an ice bank until women reach the menopause when it is then thawed and transplanted back into the body years later when it will then kickstart women’s natural hormones and delay the menopause.  Professor Simon Fishel Professor Simon FishelCredit:./. Professor Fishel’s IVF work led to the birth of Natalie Brown — sister of the first test-tube baby, Louise Brown. Natalie later became the first woman conceived through IVF to naturally have her own children. This is the first surgery of its kind in the world is being offered by a Birmingham-based company called ProFaM (Protecting Fertility and Menopause), co-founded by four world-renowned experts in reproductive medicine.Professor Simon Fishel, ProFaM’s chief executive and founder, offers the £6,000 surgery which lasts just 30 minutes privately and nine British women aged between 22 and 36 have already undergone the surgery.One of the patients, a 34-year-old married mother-of-one who said she wanted to avoid having to take HRT in the future, told The Sunday Times: “I have to say I’ve never felt any pain, and it seems quite miraculous that it’s something so straightforward.” 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. read more

Global expansion of PFN logging business leaves UXA well placed to service

September 24, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgUranium Exploration Australia (UXA) has signed a heads of agreement for the purchase of all of the business and assets of the specialised prompt fission neutron (PFN) borehole logging business from GeoInstruments Logging LLC (GIL) situated in Texas, US. The purchase will complete UXA’s ownership of PFN technology and logging worldwide and provides the company with a fully operational borehole logging business in the US, which is currently providing PFN logging services to a number of clients, complementing UXA’s Australian PFN business.PFN technology is becoming increasingly used within the North American and Australian uranium mining and exploration industries, and played a significant role in the discoveries of two of Australia’s largest uranium deposits, the Beverley mine and Four Mile deposits in South Australia. Commenting on the acquisition, Dr Russell Penney, Managing Director of UXA said, “The purchase of a US based logging business represents a significant growth step for UXA enabling it to extend its PFN logging and service business to the expanding uranium mining and exploration industry in the western United States and beyond.”Under the terms of the agreement signed with GIL’s owner John Turner, Geoscience Services USA (a wholly owned subsidiary of UXA) will pay the total cash price, subject to due diligence, of up to $1.88 million for the assets and business, which includes three fully equipped and operational PFN borehole logging trucks, a number of other service vehicles, assignable operating licences, staff, logging contracts, 13 gamma and PFN logging tools. UXA has paid a non-refundable deposit of $25,000 (part of the total consideration) and has ninety days to complete its due diligence and financing, gain any approvals required and prepare a mutually acceptable fully termed agreement.The PFN borehole logging tool is unique in that it directly measures the content of uranium in boreholes, overcoming the problem of dis-equilibrium which limits and may even mislead the interpretation of uranium concentrations using only gamma logging tools. PFN tools are being extensively used in Australia and the US to establish uranium grades at a number of uranium mines and exploration projects.In January 2010 UXA completed the purchase of the worldwide PFN intellectual property and manufacturing business from Jim Turner and GeoInstruments Inc in the US. In Australia, UXA provides a full range of commercial wire-line logging services to the mining and exploration sectors, principally focused on uranium, coal and coal seam gas, through its wholly owned subsidiary Geoscience Associates Australia.last_img read more

Adams Legacy issues best dealt with through truth recovery process

September 22, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgVeteran republican Ivor Bell appeared before magistrates in Belfast this morning charged with aiding and abetting in the murder of the 37-year-old in December 1972.His solicitor denied any link to the killing. Bell was denied bail, and remanded in custody to appear again before court next month.Adams has reiterated several times that he played no part in the abduction and killing — most recently in the wake of a documentary broadcast last year, in which a former IRA commander linked him to the case.The Sinn Féin President said at the time:I had no act or part to play in either the abduction, the killing or the burial of Jean McConville, or indeed any of these other individuals.Here’s his statement today in full:Due process prevents me from commenting on the recent charging of a man in relation to the death of Jean McConville. This is now a matter for the courts.However, the killing of Jean McConville and the disappearing of her remains was wrong and a grievous injustice to her family.The injustice suffered by the McConville family is one of many legacy issues relating to the conflict.We must bear in mind in all of this that there has been a virtual amnesty for British armed forces including state and state-sponsored killings.It is Sinn Féin’s view that legacy issues and dealing with the past, including past conflict events, are best addressed through an independent, international, truth recovery process.In the absence of that, we have agreed to and are seeking the implementation of the Haass compromise proposals. These include the right of families to choose whether to pursue legal action or to seek maximum truth recovery. Read: Families of ‘The Disappeared’ tell their stories as Adams repeats McConville denialRead: Jean McConville family launch civil action against PSNI & MoDGerry Adams: I played no part in the abduction and killing of Jean McConville SINN FÉIN LEADER Gerry Adams has released a statement reacting to this morning’s court appearance relating to the murder of Jean McConville over 40 years ago.He says that what happened to the mother of ten was “wrong” and a “grievous injustice to her family”.Adams goes on to state that:It is Sinn Féin’s view that legacy issues and dealing with the past, including past conflict events, are best addressed through an independent, international, truth recovery process.last_img read more

A TD used a Dáil question to ask if a water meter

September 22, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgA TD USED a parliamentary question to ask if the Department of Social Protection cuts the dole of people protesting against the government and specifically those involved in recent demonstrations against the installation of water meters.In an email seen by TheJournal.ie, Dublin North East TD Terence Flanagan, who is part of the Reform Alliance, submitted details of a specific case involving one his constituents to Social Protection Minister Joan Burton.In a second email Flanagan named the constituent as Mark Egan and provided his address to the department. He said the constituent who reported Egan wished to remain anonymous.He said he was concerned “that this person is not actively seeking work as stipulated as a condition of receiving Jobseeker’s Allowance” and raised concerns about the man’s “professional protester activities”.The details of Egan’s case were not contained in the parliamentary question (PQ) as published on the Oireachtas website in line with the standard practice when individual cases are referred to in PQs.Egan told TheJournal.ie that he was “sickened” by what Flanagan had done.Flanagan told this website that he did not have a vendetta against anyone, that his office – and not himself – had tabled the question and provided the information on behalf of an elderly constituent.  He said it was his role to respond to constituents’ concerns. “Elderly residents contacted our office, [they] felt intimidated about the protests at the St Joseph’s hospital and they raised these questions,” he said.The questionThe publicly available parliamentary question asked for Burton’s “position regarding social welfare payments (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter”.In the details supplied in an email to the Department, and seen by this website, Flanagan wanted to know if the government was doing anything to cut the dole payments of people protesting against the coalition.He specifically identified Egan’s activities at a water meter protest in Raheny earlier this month saying his own constituent was preventing Irish Water from installing meters “often by standing in the holes dug for the meters to be placed in”.He asked Burton: “Does the Department of Social Protection take any action against social welfare recipients that are visibly engaging on a daily basis in anti-Government protests by reducing their social welfare payments?”Egan is a member of ‘Dublin Says No’ group which has been staging protests against the installation of water meters in the Edenmore area of Raheny in recent weeks.He said that Flanagan should have contacted him or used the fraud reporting form on the Department of Social Protection website rather than the system of Dáil questions.“At the end of the day if that deputy had concerns they could have contacted me,” he said.UnemployedEgan has been unemployed for two years and recently completed a course in European Language and Studies in Crumlin College. He said that he applies for at least five jobs a day.“It’s not like this protest is taking all of my time,” he insisted. “I do have spare time to go out looking for work. I am crying out for a job.”Egan said that he had recently been called for an interview with a social welfare inspector who suspected he had been doing nixers after he was photographed at a protest. But he said he explained what he was doing and claimed he had not yet heard back.Flanagan said he did not table the question himself, saying: “I didn’t table that personally myself, my office would have tabled that, they would have received that on behalf of a constituent who made a complaint.”He said that he did not necessarily agree with the premise that dole should be cut for people protesting against the government.“I think protesters are entitled to protest in a peaceful manner,” he said. “I think the question was asked if the department takes action against people engaging in protests when they should be presenting themselves for work.”In her written response to Flanagan’s question, Burton said that her department regularly reviews social welfare claims and can withdraw or reduce payments if a person fails to engage with the employment process. She said her department does not comment on allegations about specific cases or customers.She added: “All allegations made whether anonymous, confidential or otherwise are examined and if relevant, will be referred for follow-up action.”Read: Thirsty for a revolution? No … we’re not, insist Raheny’s elderly residentslast_img read more

Alerte au tsunami au Japon après un séisme

September 20, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgAlerte au tsunami au Japon après un séismeLa nuit dernière, un violent séisme a frappé les côtes de plusieurs îles situées au sud du Japon. Un tremblement de terre qui a déclenché une alerte au tsunami, et l’évacuation de dizaines de personnes.De magnitude 7,4, la secousse s’est produite à 02H19 (mardi 17H19 GMT), près de l’île Chichijima, située à environ 1.000 kilomètres au sud de Tokyo, indique l’Institut de géophysique américain (USGS). Face à la violence du séisme, une alerte au tusnami a été déclenchée, avertissant la population que des vagues atteignant deux mètres de haut pourraient s’abattre sur les côtes des îles Ogasawara.À lire aussiLa mise à l’eau d’un navire-cimentier entraîne une gigantesque vagueTous les habitants vivant près des côtes ont été appelés à évacuer les lieux pour rejoindres des zones plus élevées. Comme l’a précisé à l’AFP Koji Watanabe, un responsable d’un village de Chichishima, “environ 120 personnes ont été déplacées vers des endroits surélevés à Chichishima et une cinquantaine sur l’île voisine de Hahashima”.Mais les vagues se sont montrées moins hautes que le craignait l’agence météorologique. La première, qui a déferlé moins d’une heure après le séisme, a atteint trente centimètres de haut. L’alerte a alors été abaissée au simple niveau d’avertissement peu avant 04H00 (mardi 19H00 GMT). Vers 7h00, plus aucune mise en garde n’était diffusée.Le 22 décembre 2010 à 15:35 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

As It Turns Out Cats Do Purr When Youre Not Around

September 20, 2019 0 Comments

first_img When a cat purrs as it snuggles up against you, it’s totally one of the greatest feelings in the world. But have you ever wondered if cats do the same thing when you’re not around? Do they purr on their own? According to Phys.org, purring isn’t relegated to just when Mr. Whiskers deems you worthy of his affection. It’s a habit that cats form very early in their lives, as early as when they’re drinking their mother’s milk. Purring doesn’t always have to mean a cat is happy, either.There are different purrs cats make depending on their mood and what’s going on, just like when dogs bark or whine. If a cat is looking for food or something from its mother (or human), there’s even a sort of high-pitched noise the isn’t out of place from something you’d hear from a baby. This is different from when a cat purrs while cuddled up next to you, and even different from when cats purr next to each other or playing with toys.Some vets have even stated that cats may purr when they’re hurting or before their death, clearly a sign that the cat is looking for help or is in some sort of distress. So obviously purrs are not just relegated to letting humans know they’re super into cuddle time or anything like that. It’s an adorable noise with many implications, so just because your cat may purr, that doesn’t mean it’s simply a smitten kitten. Make sure you read your cat’s purrs and meows, and try and get what he or she needs if you can — your pet may be more vocal for a much different reason than initially suspected.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. ‘Chonky’ 26-Pound Cat Goes Viral Online, Receives Potential AdoptersFirefighters Respond to Fire Alarm at Shelter, Discover Cat Triggered It Stay on targetlast_img read more

Money money and money With Rs 669 cr in its reserve is

September 5, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgMayawati and Akhilesh Yadav [Representational Image]gettyimagesWhen it comes to political expenditure Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati knows to keep itself buoyant as the party is reported to be flooded with funds. According to official reports, the BSP has an exuberant bank balance of Rs 669 crore deposited in eight accounts at various banks in the national capital. The expenditure report submitted by the party to the Election Commission (EC) states that BSP also has Rs 95.54 lakh as cash on hand.Along with BSP, its alliance partner Samajwadi Party (SP) led by Akhilesh Yadav comes next in the line with Rs 471 crore as its party funds. The political association of SP-BSP has gathered a huge amount for its party base, making them the richest political parties in India. According to the media reports, SP lost some of its deposits (Rs 11 crore) while BSP has improved its reserves and gained Rs 5 crore after the recent assembly elections in Rajasthan, Telangana, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.The Indian National Congress (INC) acquires the third place with Rs 196 crore as its bank balance as per the EC reports submitted in November 2018. As the party hasn’t updated the details since the recent assembly elections.Telugu Desam Party (TDP) comes next with a cash deposit of Rs 107 crore followed by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) takes the fifth spot with a bank balance of Rs 82 crore. The amount submitted by the BJP seems rather small considering the party’s network and the contributors it has.BJP is claimed to have raised Rs 1,027 crore out of which they had spent a total of Rs 758 crore for the 2018 assembly elections. This is reported to be the largest expenditure ever by any political party, reports TOI.last_img read more

Turner Holds Off On Announcing Layoffs Due To Cost Of Pay Parity

September 2, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgAndrew Schneider/Houston Public MediaHouston Mayor Sylvester Turner.Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner is holding off on announcing planned citywide layoffs.Turner has said cutting jobs would be the only way to afford the pay raise for firefighters voters approved on Election Day.The mayor is hoping to block the measure in court, arguing that it violates state law. After Thanksgiving, City Council will decide whether to approve a contract with law firm Norton Rose Fulbright to pursue the case.The city controller’s office estimates that raising firefighters’ pay to that of police would cost the city more than $100 million a year.The mayor says the only way to close that gap will be to cut at least 850 employees – starting with firefighters, but also including police and other municipal workers.Turner has already enacted a hiring freeze and Fire Chief Samuel Peña has begun making plans to restructure the Fire Department and reduce the number of shifts from four to three. Sharelast_img read more

iHeartMedia to Buy HowStuffWorks Podcasting Parent for 55 Million

September 1, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgThe deal solidifies iHeartRadio’s position as the No. 1 commercial podcast publisher worldwide, according to research firm Podtrac. Overall, it’s second only to NPR.Currently, iHeartRadio, whose primary business is terrestrial radio broadcasting, has partnerships with major podcast publishers and distributes more than 20,000 podcasts including those from NPR, WNYC, ESPN and Gimlet. In addition, the iHeartRadio Podcast Network hosts more than 750 original shows.Atlanta-based Stuff Media was originally founded in 1998 as a reference site, HowStuffWorks.com, which became one of the first companies to turn podcasting into a revenue-generating business. Currently Stuff Media’s podcasts garner more than 61 million global downloads and streams per month, with signature podcast “Stuff You Should Know” surpassing 500 million downloads this year.The deal to acquire Stuff Media comes after iHeart last week announced a partnership with HowStuffWorks to launch season 2 and subsequent seasons true-crime podcast “Atlanta Monster.”“Stuff Media is the original trailblazer of the podcasting industry,” Bob Pittman, chairman and CEO of iHeartMedia, said in announcing the deal. “This strategic acquisition will pair Stuff Media’s wildly popular content and strong creative capabilities with iHeartMedia’s extensive resources and massive scale through our digital platforms, social reach and broadcast radio stations, introducing podcasts to the vast majority of the country and offering even more unique opportunities for advertisers to reach their consumers.”Stuff Media president and CEO Conal Byrne will join iHeartMedia as head of its podcast division, reporting to Darren Davis, president of the iHeartMedia Networks Group and iHeartRadio. “HowStuffWorks was a proud pioneer of the podcasting medium more than 10 years ago, and we are truly excited to be taking the next step with iHeart to chart the industry’s course for the next decade,” Byrne said in a statement. Popular on Variety Stuff Media’s podcasts will retain their branding and its operations will remain based in Atlanta. Chris Peterson, previously SVP of podcasting for iHeartRadio, has been promoted to EVP of iHeartMedia’s podcasting division overseeing the company’s full slate of original podcasts including shows from Bobby Bones, Elvis Duran, and the Breakfast Club. He will report to Byrne. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Doubling down on the podcasting business, iHeartMedia reached a deal to acquire podcast pioneer Stuff Media, which includes the HowStuffWorks podcasting business and a slate of 25 podcast shows, for $55 million.A source familiar with the deal confirmed the price, first reported by the Wall Street Journal. Reps for iHeartMedia declined to provide financial details of the transaction. Stuff Media has about 50 employees, who will join iHeartMedia.In March of this year, iHeartMedia filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization, with a debt load of around $20 bilion. In June, John Malone’s Liberty Media pulled its $1.16 billion bid to acquire 40% of iHeartMedia.The iHeartMedia bid to acquire Stuff Media is subject to bankruptcy court approval. Stuff Media raised a $15 million financing round in 2017 led by the Raine Group. Discovery previously owned HowStuffWorks and sold it to Blucora in 2014 for $45 million, after previously buying it for $250 million in 2007; Blucora then sold it to digital-ad company System1 before it was spun off as Stuff Media last year.last_img read more

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first_img 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. Technology | October 15, 2008 iCRco’s PaxBox Server Packs in Imaging Data Related Content 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. 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.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … 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 | 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 iCRco’s PaxBox, one of the highlights at RSNA 2008, is changing the management, deployment and affordability of digital imaging for diagnostic imaging centers and clinics reliant on imaging for diagnosis and treatment. Using an appliance-based foundation and industry-standard DICOM architecture, the PaxBox server appliance accelerates image access, simplifies operation and management and protects patient images in a highly reliable, HIPAA-compliant storage and archival system. With PaxBox, imaging centers and clinics can focus on their operations instead of system management, while also reducing purchase and ownership costs. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more 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 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 Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … 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 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 last_img read more

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first_img Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes Nate Bachman, graduate research assistant in the Human Cardiovascular Physiology Lab of the Dept. of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University, describes how he and fellow researchers used multiple types of cardiac imaging to evaluate the health of athletes who compete in endurance events lasting six hours or more, and what the results may suggest for future screening.Watch the VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019, an interview with AHRA President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA. Find more SCCT news and videos Nuclear Imaging | August 24, 2017 VIDEO: PET vs. SPECT in Nuclear Cardiology and Recent Advances in Technology Prem Soman, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at the Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh, and president-elect of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), explained advances in PET and SPECT imaging and the learning curve involved in reading scans from the new CZT SPECT cameras. Watch the VIDEO: Trends in Nuclear Cardiology Imaging, an iknterview with David Wolinsky, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at Cleveland Clinic Florida. Read the related article “Advances in Cardiac Nuclear Imaging.” Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Assist in Pediatric Imaging Sudhen Desai, M.D., FSIR, interventional radiologist at Texas Children’s Hospital, editor of IR Quarterly for the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) and on the Board of Directors for the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs, explained how artificial intelligence (AI) can assist in pediatric imaging and the pitfalls of training AI systems. He spoke at the 2019 Radiology AIMed conference. Deep learning algorithms require large amounts of patient case data to train the systems to read medical images automatically without human intervention. However, in pediatrics, there are often much lower numbers of normal and abnormal scans that can be used compared to vast amounts of adult exams available. This makes it difficult to train systems, so AI developers are coming up with innovative new ways to train their software. Compounding issues with training pediatric imaging AI is that the normal ranges change very quickly for young children due to their rapid development. He explained what is normal for a 2-year-old may not be normal for a 5-year-old.Desai and other pediatric physicians who spoke at the conference said AI could have a big impact on pediatric imaging where there are not enough specialists for the increasing image volumes. Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., FACC, assistant professor of medicine and radiology, associate program director, advanced cardiac imaging fellowship, University of Utah, explains what radiologists and cardiologists need to know what is needed from CT imaging prior to ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation (AF) and ventricular fibrillation (VF). He spoke at a joint session of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the 2019 SCCT meeting.  Digital Radiography (DR) | October 05, 2016 Technology Report: Digital Radiography Systems Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of digital radiography (DR) advances at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2016 meeting. Read the article “The Coming Push for DR.”  Watch a technology report sidebar video on new DR Systems technology. Conference Coverage View all 396 items Related content:Atrium Health Debuts Amazon Alexa Skill to Help Patients Access Medical CareSmart Speaker Technology Harnessed for Hospital Medical Treatments Related Articles on Y-90 Radiotherapy:Current Advances in Targeted Radionuclide TherapyA Look Ahead in Targeted Radionuclide TherapyRadioactive Bead Therapy Now Used for Head, Neck TumorsNCCN Guidelines Recommend Y-90 Microspheres for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Treatment SPECT-CT | December 12, 2018 VIDEO: Walk Around of the Veriton SPECT-CT System This is a walk around of the new Spectrum Dynamics Veriton SPECT-CT nuclear imaging system introduced at the 2018 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting. This is a walk around of an innovative new SPECT-CT nuclear imaging system shown at the Radiological Society Of North America (RSNA) 2018 meeting this week. It’s CT system with comes in 16, 64 or 128 slice configurations. It has 12 SPECT detector robotic arms that automatically move toward the patient and use a sensor to stop a few millimeters from the skin to optimize photon counts and SPECT image quality. It also uses more sensitive CZT digital detectors, which allows either faster scan times, or use of only half the radiotracer dose of analog detector scans.Read the article “Nuclear Imaging Moves Toward Digital Detector Technology.” Read the article “Spectrum Dynamics Sues GE for Theft, Misappropriation of Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition.” Artificial Intelligence | April 02, 2019 itnTV “Conversations:” What is Edison? At RSNA 2018, GE Healthcare formally presented Edison as the company’s new applications platform, designed to speed the delivery of precision care.  Find more SCCT news and videos Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the name-sake of the Agatston score used in CT calcium scoring. He explains the history of the scoring system from the early 1990s and the evolution of CT technology for cardiac imaging. The latest American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 cholesterol guidelines now include the use of CT calcium scoring, which was a big topic at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. Radiation Therapy | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Creating a Low-cost Radiotherapy System for the Developing World Paul Liu, Ph.D., post-doctoral research associate, Image X Institute at the University of Sydney, Australia, explains how his center is working on a low-cost radiation therapy system for the developing world. The Nano-X system will use a fixed linac gantry and rotate the patient around the beam. This would lighten the weight of the system, reduce the need for room shielding, and cut the number iof moving parts to lower costs and ease maintanence. Liu spoke about the project in sessions at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Computed Tomography (CT) | January 08, 2016 RSNA Technology Report 2015: Computed Tomography Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of computed tomography (CT) advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2015. The video includes Freiherr during his booth tours with some of the key vendors who were featuring new technology. Find more SCCT news and videos Information Technology View all 220 items Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA, discuss some of the most important clinical topics at the 2019 AHRA Annual Meeting and how the association plans to help its members embrace technological change in the coming years. Among the main focuses at the meeting were clinical decision support (CDS), artificial intelligence (AI) and the use of data analytics to improve equipment and personnel performance. Watch the VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes, an interview with Colorado State University graduate research assistant Nate Bachman at AHRA 2019. RSNA | April 03, 2019 VIDEO: Editor’s Choice of the Most Innovative New Technology at RSNA 2018 ITN Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the most interesting new medical imaging technologies displayed on the expo floor at the 2018 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting. The video includes new technologies for fetal ultrasound, CT, MRI, mobile DR X-ray, a new generation of fluoroscopy systems, MRI contrast mapping to better identify tumors, and a new technique to create moving X-ray images from standard DR imaging.Watch the related VIDEO: Editor’s Choice of the Most Innovative New Artificial Intelligence Technologies at RSNA 2018. This inlcudes a tour of some of the recently FDA-cleared AI technologies for medical imaging at RSNA 2018.  Women’s Health View all 62 items CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. It was designed specifically for cardiac imaging and so has a very compact footprint so it can be used in an office setting or small room. It offers a fast gantry rotation speed to freeze cardiac motion and has large enough anatomical coverage to view the scan the entire heart in one rotation.One of these systems was recently installed at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, where they have an extensive structural heart program. Read more about this intall.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Find more news and videos from AAPM. Cardio-oncology | March 22, 2019 VIDEO: Characterization of Cardiac Structural Changes and Function Following Radiation Therapy Magid Awadalla, MBBS, is an advanced cardiac imaging research fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has been involved in an imaging study of cardiac changes from photon radiotherapy in breast cancer patients using serial cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The radiotherapy beams used to treat breast cancer pass close to the neighboring heart, which can cause cardiac cell damage leading to issues like heart failure later on. He spoke on the topic of cardio-oncology at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2019 meeting. Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos Artificial Intelligence | March 28, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence – GE Builds AI Applications on Edison Platform GE launched a new brand that covers artificial intelligence (AI) at the Radiological Socoety of North American (RSNA) 2018 meeting. The company showed several works-in-progress, including a critical care suite of algorithms and experimental applications for brain MR. Each is being built on GE’s Edison Platform. AAPM | July 29, 2019 VIDEO: Efforts to Define the Roles of Medical Physicists and Assistants for Regulators Brent Parker, Ph.D., DABR, professor of radiation physics and medical physicist at MD Anderson Cancer Center, explains how the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) is creating guidelines to better define the roles of non-physicist assistants. He said there is a lack of state regulatory oversight for medical physicists or their assistants, partly because there are no guidelines from the medical societies. AAPM has created a series of policy statements to better define these the roles and requirements for all of these positions. Parker said the goal is to give state regulators the the definitions needed to create oversight guidelines. He spoke on this topic in sessions at the AAPM 2019 meeting. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Artificial Intelligence | July 22, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Machine Learning to Automate Radiotherapy Treatment Planning Leigh Conroy, Ph.D., physics resident, University Health Network, Princess Margaret Cancer Center, Toronto, Canada, explains how her center is using machine learning to automate treatment plans. The center is one of the first to use the RayStation machine learning treatment planning system for radiation oncology. She spoke at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Enterprise Imaging | July 08, 2019 VIDEO: Building the Right Team for Enterprise Imaging Success — Part 1 ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with Don Dennison, healthcare IT consultant and Chris Roth, M.D., associate professor of radiology, vice chair, information technology and clinical informatics, and director of imaging informatics strategy at Duke University Medical Center, about how to find the right people to deploy a successful enterprise imaging strategy. Artificial Intelligence | January 15, 2019 Technology Report: Artificial Intelligence 2018 In Artificial Intelligence 2018: What Radiologists Need to Know About AI, ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of artificial intelligence (AI) advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2018 annual meeting. Advanced Visualization | April 01, 2019 VIDEO: The GE iCenter Looks Toward the Future of New Technologies GE Healthcare goes beyond core equipment maintenance to help clients solve some of their most important asset and clinical performance challenges through digital solutions. Find more SCCT news and videos Radiation Oncology View all 91 items Nuclear Imaging | April 28, 2017 VIDEO: Trends in Nuclear Cardiology Imaging David Wolinsky, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at Cleveland Clinic Florida and past-president of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), discusses advancements in nuclear imaging and some of the issues facing the subspecialty. Information Technology | April 17, 2019 itnTV “Conversations”: Creating an Interoperability Strategy With Intellispace Enterprise Edition as the foundation, Philips Healthcare is connecting facilities and service areas within enterprises, while developing standards-based interoperability that preserves customers’ investments and best of breed systems.  Nuclear Imaging | August 24, 2017 VIDEO: Implementing CZT SPECT Cardiac Protocols to Reduce Radiation Dose Randy Thompson, M.D., attending cardiologist, St. Luke’s Mid-America Heart Institute, Kansas City, explains protocols and what to consider when working with the newer generation CZT-SPECT camera systems for nuclear cardiology. He spoke during the 2017 American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) Today technology update meeting. Watch the related VIDEO “PET vs. SPECT in Nuclear Cardiology and Recent Advances in Technology.” Read the related articles “Managing Dose in PET and SPECT Myocardial Perfusion Imaging,”  and “Advances in Cardiac Nuclear Imaging.” CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) scanner on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting in July. It is aimed at cardiology office based imaging and was released this past spring at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.The system has removable tablets on each side of the scanner where the tech can adjust the machine, review scout scans and trigger the scanner. The idea is to improve workflow and allow the tech to remain at the bedside longer to be with the patient, rather tucked away in a remote control room using an intercom.The entire system is built into the gantry seen here, so there is no need for extra equipment in a closet, cabinet or server tower.It comes in a 128 slice configuration with 4 cm of anatomical coverage per rotation.It uses the Stellar detector and tin filtration to eliminate low energy photons and help lower dose. It can be programmed to aid workflow by automatically removing bone, create cured planar reconstructions, lung CAD and other post-processing features so more time can be spent on reading scans. The scanner also comes with a HeartFlow FFR-CT starter pack.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Recent Videos View all 606 items Artificial Intelligence | July 12, 2019 VIDEO: The Economics of Artificial Intelligence Khan Siddiqui, M.D., founder and CEO of HOPPR, discusses the economic advantages and costs presented by artificial intelligence (AI) applications in radiology, as well as potential strategies for healthcare providers looking to add AI to their armamentarium, at the 2019 Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting. Artificial Intelligence | July 22, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Machine Learning to Automate Radiotherapy Treatment Planning Leigh Conroy, Ph.D., physics resident, University Health Network, Princess Margaret Cancer Center, Toronto, Canada, explains how her center is using machine learning to automate treatment plans. The center is one of the first to use the RayStation machine learning treatment planning system for radiation oncology. She spoke at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Find more news and videos from AAPM. 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 Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2019 meeting in July. The system was pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval at AHRA, but received FDA 510(k) clearance in early August 2019.The system features a 33-inch aperture, large enough to place a wheelchair inside. It can be rotated 90 degrees in either direction and the deck can be parked in any position, making it easier for patients to get on and off the 660-pound weight table. The FluoroSpeed X1 offers controls that are ergonomic for technologists, with duplicate controls on each side for either a left- or right-handed tech. The machine also has a large aperture to allow swallow studies.The FluoroSpeed X1 comes equipped with a 17 x 17-inch dynamic digital X-ray detector (FPD) in the table bucky, allowing it to both be used for fluoroscopy as well as radiographic exams.Read more about the FluoroSpeed X1:Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Digital Radiography (DR) | October 05, 2016 Agfa Highlights its DR Solutions Agfa highlights how its digital radiography (DR) systems capture analytics data to help improve management of the radiology department, show ROI on DR investments, and explains how its image processing software works.  Read the article “The Coming Push for DR.”  Watch the video “Technology Report: DR Systems.” Technology Reports View all 9 items Related content:itnTV “Conversations”: The Accuray Philosophy Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes Nate Bachman, graduate research assistant in the Human Cardiovascular Physiology Lab of the Dept. of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University, describes how he and fellow researchers used multiple types of cardiac imaging to evaluate the health of athletes who compete in endurance events lasting six hours or more, and what the results may suggest for future screening.Watch the VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019, an interview with AHRA President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA. Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., FACC, assistant professor of medicine and radiology, associate program director, advanced cardiac imaging fellowship, University of Utah, explains what radiologists and cardiologists need to know what is needed from CT imaging prior to ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation (AF) and ventricular fibrillation (VF). He spoke at a joint session of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the 2019 SCCT meeting.  Videos | Proton Therapy | November 20, 2012 Mevion Showcases Small Footprint Proton Therapy System Sponsored Videos View all 142 items Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the name-sake of the Agatston score used in CT calcium scoring. He explains the history of the scoring system from the early 1990s and the evolution of CT technology for cardiac imaging. The latest American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 cholesterol guidelines now include the use of CT calcium scoring, which was a big topic at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McCollough, Ph.D., director of the Mayo Clinic CT Clinical Innovation Center, professor of medical physics and biomedical engineering and the 2019 president of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), shares her insights on the latest advances in computed tomography (CT) imaging technology. She spoke at the 2019 AAPM meeting. She also did an interview at AAPM on her president’s theme for the 2019 meeting – VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care.Find more news and videos from AAPM. Find more news and videos from AAPM. CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) scanner on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting in July. It is aimed at cardiology office based imaging and was released this past spring at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.The system has removable tablets on each side of the scanner where the tech can adjust the machine, review scout scans and trigger the scanner. The idea is to improve workflow and allow the tech to remain at the bedside longer to be with the patient, rather tucked away in a remote control room using an intercom.The entire system is built into the gantry seen here, so there is no need for extra equipment in a closet, cabinet or server tower.It comes in a 128 slice configuration with 4 cm of anatomical coverage per rotation.It uses the Stellar detector and tin filtration to eliminate low energy photons and help lower dose. It can be programmed to aid workflow by automatically removing bone, create cured planar reconstructions, lung CAD and other post-processing features so more time can be spent on reading scans. The scanner also comes with a HeartFlow FFR-CT starter pack.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Related Cardiac Sarcoidosis Content:ASNC and SNMMI Release Joint Document on Diagnosis, Treatment of Cardiac SarcoidosisNew PET-CT Scan Improves Detection in Rare Cardiac Condition25 Most Impactful Nuclear Cardiology ArticlesRecent Advances in Cardiac Nuclear Imaging Technology Breast Imaging | April 18, 2019 VIDEO: Age, Interval and Other Considerations for Breast Screening In a keynote lecture at the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI)/American College of Radiology (ACR) 2019 Symposium, Diana Miglioretti, Ph.D., dean’s professor of biostatistics at UC Davis Health, discussed risk-stratified breast cancer screening and its potential to improve the balance of screening benefits to harms by tailoring screening intensity and modality to individual risk factors.Read the article “How Risk Stratification Might Affect Women’s Health”Read the article “FDA Proposes New Rules for Mammography Reporting and Quality Improvement”Watch the VIDEO: A Discussion on Proposed FDA Rules for Mammography Reporting AAPM | July 29, 2019 VIDEO: Trends in Medical Physics at the AAPM 2019 meeting Mahadevappa Mahesh, Ph.D., chief of medical physicist and professor of radiology and medical physics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, and treasurer of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), explains some of the trends in medical physics and new features of the AAPM 2019 meeting. Watch the related VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care — Interview with AAPM President Cynthia McCollough, Ph.D., at the 2019 AAPM meeting.center_img Find more news and videos from AAPM. Interventional Radiology | June 26, 2019 VIDEO: How Alexa Might Help During Interventional Radiology Procedures Kevin Seals, M.D., University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Health, interventional radiology fellow, is working on a research project using smart speakers such as the Amazon Echo and Google Home to create a new method for accessing information on device technologies in real time in the interventional radiology (IR) lab. Operators can use the conversational voice interface to retrieve information without breaking sterile scrub. The technology uses using natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning to rapidly provide information about device sizing and compatibility in IR.Seals spoke at the 2019 Radiology AIMed conference in Chicago in June. Enterprise Imaging | March 27, 2019 VIDEO: GE Healthcare’s CCA Analytics Provides Governance for Enterprise Imaging GE Healthcare Centricity Clinical Archive (CCA) Analytics, shown at RSNA 2018, works directly with the vendor neutral archive (VNA), allowing users to evaluate clinical, financial and operational processes across the healthcare system. The analytics solution shows how all of the different components of the archive and all of the imaging sources — departments, facilities and modalities — are working across the enterprise. AAPM | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care Cynthia McCollough, Ph.D., director of the Mayo Clinic Computed Tomography (CT) Clinical Innovation Center, professor of medical physics and biomedical engineering, and the 2019 president of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), explains the “building bridges” theme of the 2019 AAPM meeting. This theme was the focus of her president’s address at the 2019 AAPM meeting. She spoke on the theme of diversity and how to break down the barriers between various minorities, male-female, religion, national origin, etc. She gave many photo examples of how we pigeon hole people into neat categories and that we often say we have equally in society, however her images showed recent images of big political summits where there are no women present, or they were the secretaries in the background. She said in medical practice, department administration and collaboration on projects, people need to be cognoscente of bias they have engrained by culture for which they may not even be aware.She showed a slide of the AAPM membership makeup by generation and said members need to keep in mind the way each generation thinks and communicates varies by their generation’s life experience and upbringing. McCollough said understanding these differences can help bridge perceived gaps in communication. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Radiation Therapy | December 06, 2018 Technology Report: Patient-centered Care in Radiation Therapy Radiation therapy has become increasingly effective and safe as vendors continue to innovate technologies that benefit the patient. At ASTRO 2018, this patient-centric approach was exemplified and demonstrated not only in ways that match treatments to patients, but in how technologies can adjust to patient movement and anatomical changes, and to increase the precision of treatments. ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr showcases several new technologies that are helping to advance this field.For additional patient-centered care coverage, see:Conversations with Greg Freiherr: The Accuray PhilosophyASTRO Puts Patients First Artificial Intelligence | March 13, 2019 VIDEO: How iCad Uses AI to Speed Breast Tomosynthesis At RSNA 2018, iCad showed how its ProFound AI for digital breast tomosynthesis technology might help in the interpretation of tomosynthesis exams. 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He spoke at a joint session of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the 2019 SCCT meeting.  At ASTRO 2012, Mevion featured its compact Mevion S250 Proton Therapy System, which has a footprint comparable to traditional radiation therapy systems. Enterprise Imaging | January 14, 2019 Technology Report: Enterprise Imaging 2018 In Enterprise Imaging 2018: Balancing Strategy and Technology in Enterprise Imaging, ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of enterprise imaging advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2018 annual meeting. 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Andrew Delao, senior director of marketing for Accuray, highlights the new features. Interventional Radiology | October 19, 2018 VIDEO: Y90 Embolization of Liver Cancer at Henry Ford Hospital Scott Schwartz, M.D., interventional radiologist and program director for IR residencies and the vascular and interventional radiology fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital, explains how the department uses Yttrium-90 (Y90) embolization therapy to treat liver cancer.Find more content on Henry Ford Hospital 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 Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2019 meeting in July. 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The machine also has a large aperture to allow swallow studies.The FluoroSpeed X1 comes equipped with a 17 x 17-inch dynamic digital X-ray detector (FPD) in the table bucky, allowing it to both be used for fluoroscopy as well as radiographic exams.Read more about the FluoroSpeed X1:Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos Mammography | April 15, 2019 VIDEO: A Discussion on Proposed FDA Rules for Mammography Reporting Wendie Berg, M.D., Ph.D., FACR, chief scientific advisor to DenseBreast-info.org and professor of radiology at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine/Magee-Women’s Hospital of UPMC, spoke with ITN Editorial Director Melinda Taschetta-Millane about some of the proposed amendments to the language being used for mammography reporting and quality improvement.Read the article “FDA Proposes New Rules for Mammography Reporting and Quality Improvement” FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. 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The system uses a capsule-like shield to surround the gantry and patient, eliminating the need for expensive room build outs requiring vaults. The goal of the system is to expand SRS brain therapy by making it easier and less expensive to acquire the treatment system. Sorensen spoke about this system in sessions at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Related GE Edison Platform Content:GE Healthcare Unveils New Applications and Smart Devices Built on Edison PlatformVIDEO: itnTV Conversations — What is Edison? Clinical Decision Support | June 29, 2017 VIDEO: Clinical Decision Support Requirements for Cardiac Imaging Rami Doukky, M.D., system chair, Division of Cardiology, professor of medicine, Cook County Health and Hospitals System, Chicago, discusses the new CMS requirements for clinical decision support (CDS) appropriate use criteria (AUC) documentation in cardiac imaging starting on Jan. 1, 2018. He spoke at the 2017 American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) Today meeting. Read the article “CMS to Require Appropriate Use Criteria Documentation for Medical Imaging Orders.” Information Technology | April 15, 2019 itnTV “Conversations”: Vital Images Helps Build Infrastructure for the Future Vital Images has developed a strategy that allows its customers to capture revenues that are otherwise missed while building the infrastructure for the future. In an interview with itnTV, Vital Images executives Larry Sitka and Geoffrey Clemmons describe how the company has reconciled this vision of the future with near-term realities. Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the name-sake of the Agatston score used in CT calcium scoring. He explains the history of the scoring system from the early 1990s and the evolution of CT technology for cardiac imaging. The latest American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 cholesterol guidelines now include the use of CT calcium scoring, which was a big topic at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) scanner on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting in July. It is aimed at cardiology office based imaging and was released this past spring at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.The system has removable tablets on each side of the scanner where the tech can adjust the machine, review scout scans and trigger the scanner. The idea is to improve workflow and allow the tech to remain at the bedside longer to be with the patient, rather tucked away in a remote control room using an intercom.The entire system is built into the gantry seen here, so there is no need for extra equipment in a closet, cabinet or server tower.It comes in a 128 slice configuration with 4 cm of anatomical coverage per rotation.It uses the Stellar detector and tin filtration to eliminate low energy photons and help lower dose. It can be programmed to aid workflow by automatically removing bone, create cured planar reconstructions, lung CAD and other post-processing features so more time can be spent on reading scans. 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Limassol municipality to step up measures against sea pollution

August 9, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgThe Limassol municipality is determined to stamp out sea pollution in the area which stems mainly from ships docking in the port mayor Nicos Nicolaides said.The mayor this week held a meeting with the commissioner for the environment, officials from the municipality and other stakeholders where specific measures were decided upon.A company has been selected to take over the handling of sewage from the ships and a procedure will be completed within days, the mayor told the Cyprus News Agency.Within two weeks two tanks and a control system will be installed at the port for the collection of wastewater and toxic waste. The waste will then be delivered to the Limassol sewerage board.At the meeting it was also decided to initiate a procedure for increased microbiological control of the sea by the state chemical laboratory in collaboration with the environmental service.This year the department of merchant shipping will also begin spot checks on ships to determine if they actually treat sewage before dumping it into the sea.Everything will be recorded so that patrols are organised, while an effort will be made to ban sea excursions of private vessels which don’t have a sewage collection system.Finally, it was decided to set up a team of observers involving lifeguards and winter swimmers who will inform the relevant services immediately when they detect signs of marine pollution.Nicolaides stressed there will be more meetings during the summer “because sea pollution is a major issue and we want to deal with it as efficiently as possible.”His effort to take specific measures is long overdue. Last year, there were many complaints about pollution in the Limassol sea, and at the time there were also many meetings which didn’t lead to any concrete action.The problems have been identified before. The auditor-general’s report from 2014 sheds some light on the reasons why nothing has so far happened to remedy the situation.“The responsibility for supervising proper waste disposal by boats is spread across too many services, with no clear indication as to who is in charge. Regular inspections are not carried out and no one was ever punished for violating the law,” the report said.Apart from the municipality, the fisheries department, the department of merchant shipping, the ports authority, the environment department, and the health services are all involved.You May LikeClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndoFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoAuthorities release five of 12 Israeli rape suspects, seven due in court FridayUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more