KMC holds meeting to take stock of desiltation work

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first_imgKolkata: Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) held a meeting with the state Irrigation & Waterways department on Monday, to take stock of desiltation work in the canals to ensure that water drains out through these canals properly during the monsoon and there is no accumulation of water. There are around 16 canals under the KMC area that come under the aegis of the state Irrigation department.”I had sought a report from the Irrigation department on March 13, on the progress in desiltation work of the clogged canals within a month. They have submitted a list of the canals and the projected time in which they will complete the work. They have also mentioned the time when they will take up such work again,” said Member, Mayor-in-Council (Drainage) Tarak Singh. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaSingh has directed his departmental DG Amit Roy to fix a date so that he can take stock of the desiltation work himself. “We have to ensure that during heavy rainfall, the water is able to pass through the gully pits into the underground drainage system, so that we can use our drainage pumping station to pump the water into the river through these canals,” said a senior official of the Drainage department who attended the meeting. The Kolkata Environment Improvement Investment Programme (KEIIP), with the help of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), has integrated a few pumping stations while several pipelines have been cleansed during the dry weather. Pump capacities have also been increased. The meeting in KMC headquarters on Monday was chaired by Singh. State Irrigation minister Saumen Kumar Mahapatra could not attend the meeting because of his preoccupation but senior officials of his department attended the meeting along with officials of KMC’s Drainage department.last_img read more

Generals defeat Hamiltons Bulldogs 21

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The Oshawa Generals upset the Hamilton Bulldogs in an overtime win, 2-1, Saturday, at FirstOntario Centre.The third place Bulldogs took on the first place Oshawa Generals for the second half of a back-to-back play against the Generals.The win moves the Generals ahead of the Bulldogs by four points in both the East Division and Eastern Conference standings.Hamilton’s season record drops to 10-6-3-0 with their record at FirstOntario Centre now 3-2-3-0.The Bulldogs will be back on home ice on November 26 when they play host to the North Bay Battalion. Game time is 7:30 p.m.

Sunday Morning Quarterback Evaluating Ohio States 1716 win against Michigan State

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Ohio State outlasted Michigan State on Saturday for a 17-16 victory and its first conference win of the season. Here’s what we learned about the Buckeyes in their slugfest with the Spartans. The MSU measuring stick Want a barometer for how far this offense has come in a year? Look no further than the Buckeyes’ loss to the Spartans last season. To say that OSU’s offense was ineffective in their 2011 conference opener, a 10-7 loss to MSU, would be a gross understatement. It was embarrassingly inadequate. Those Buckeyes limped to 178 yards of total offense, and only found the end zone in the waning seconds when a Spartan victory was inevitable. Braxton Miller threw for 56 yards while having the worst game of his career as a runner. Things got so bad for the then-freshman quarterback that he was benched in favor of former Buckeyes quarterback Joe Bauserman. Earlier in the week, coach Urban Meyer said that his sophomore quarterback had come a long way since last year’s match with MSU. Miller backed up Meyer’s words with a statement performance on Saturday. The Buckeyes’ signal-caller threw for 179 yards and rushed for 136, accounting for more than 82 percent of the team’s total offense. But it wasn’t just the Buckeye’s biggest star that shined against the Spartans. Junior receiver Corey “Philly” Brown nearly matched his production from all of last season, hauling in a career-best 12 receptions. Sophomore receiver Devin Smith once again showed his big-play ability with a 63-yard touchdown catch that put the Buckeyes ahead for good. It wasn’t a perfect game for OSU’s offense, though. There are several areas where they need to improve, starting with ball security – Miller threw an interception and fumbled twice. But as a group, they are certainly heading in the right direction. The defense is flawed, but in the right places Entering Saturday’s game, the “Silver Bullets” ranked last in the Big Ten conference in total defense. Does OSU really have the league’s worst defense? Probably not. Does the defense have flaws? Absolutely.  In MSU’s first two games against ranked opponents, Spartans quarterback Andrew Maxwell threw three interceptions and averaged 217 yards per game. The junior played turnover-free football against OSU while throwing for 269 yards. Perhaps the first-year starter is just becoming more comfortable in the pocket as the season progresses, but it’s fairly clear that the Buckeyes don’t have an elite secondary. Fortunately, they really don’t need one. With all due respect to the likes of Indiana and Purdue, only three teams on the Buckeyes remaining schedule really pose a threat to OSU’s chance at a perfect season – Nebraska, Wisconsin and Michigan. What else do those three teams have in common? They all employ a run-first mentality. Just ask MSU how that type of game plan works against the Buckeye’s frontline. Spartans running back Le’Veon Bell entered the contest averaging 152 yards per game on the ground. The junior saw his impressive average, and perhaps his Heisman chances, plummet at the hands of OSU’s defense, which held Bell to just 45 yards on 17 carries. Give an extra helmet sticker to… The Buckeyes’ entire offensive line, which is perhaps the most improved unit on this year’s team. The big boys surrendered just one sack, and dominated the line of scrimmage while Miller and company ran for 204 yards.  Granted, some credit should go to Miller, who eludes would-be sacks better than just about any other quarterback in the country. But while facing a quality Spartan pass rush, the offensive line proved its merit. It’s important (and when they’re winning, fairly easy) to enjoy the Buckeyes in Meyer’s debut season. But whether it’s because of this year’s bowl ban, or the fact that Meyer doesn’t yet have the ideal personnel to run his system, it’s also hard not to look ahead. Of the five starters on OSU’s improved unit, only one is a senior. The future looks bright in Columbus, and as with almost anything in football, it all starts with the offensive line. read more

Football How Ohio State will replace right guard Branden Bowen

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Ohio State right guard Branden Bowen raises his helmet to the crowd as he is carted off the field during the first quarter of the Buckeyes’ game against Maryland on Oct. 7. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorOhio State’s offensive line had seemingly found its groove. Over the past several games, the line had provided quarterback J.T. Barrett with plenty of time each time he dropped back to pass, particularly in Saturday’s game against Maryland.But with less than two minutes left in the first quarter of Ohio State’s eventual 62-14 victory over Maryland, redshirt sophomore right guard Branden Bowen fell to the turf on a play that broke down and forced Barrett to scramble out of the pocket for a two-yard gain. The hulking lineman was carted off the field with a cast on his left leg and later was diagnosed as having fractured both his left tibia and fibula.“Keep Branden Bowen in your prayers,” head coach Urban Meyer said after the game. “I think he’s going to have surgery tomorrow, broken leg. Clean break. And so just gotta get him healthy and get him back.”For a number of reasons, the loss of Bowen will affect the team. Emotionally, it is the loss of a teammate and a painful injury the team knows will cost Bowen the rest of his season. From a personnel standpoint, it leaves a hole on the right side of the offensive line that requires filling before the team travels to Nebraska.Even when Bowen is replaced on the line, the new starter will lack the previous game experience the starter possessed and the chemistry he had developed with the other starters.“That’s our brother. And as an offense, that’s our brother as well, so I mean, you’re losing one of the key cogs of the offensive unit with Bowen going down,” redshirt senior center Billy Price said. “That game experience that Bowen had, it’s irreplaceable. Even last year’s game experience and him coming in and taking that time.”Redshirt sophomore Matt Burrell took Bowen’s place Saturday. Burrell listed as the left guard backup on the team’s depth chart and who has been seen before games going through warmups as a center. Redshirt junior Malcolm Pridgeon was listed as Bowen’s official backup at right guard.Burrell had been among those competing for the starting right guard spot in the summer, but ultimately lost the position battle to Bowen. As it stands right now, Burrell figures to be the most likely candidate to inherit the starting job, but Meyer left open the possibility of another position battle.“Next man up, right now looks like Matt Burrell,” Meyer said. “And we’ll see if there’s any competition at that spot. [The depth is] alarming, but Matt played OK.”For now though, the expectation among the players is that Burrell will inherit the will fill Bowen’s vacancy. Bowen was a key factor in the momentum the line had built coming into the game, Price said. Now the mentality is next man up.“Matt came in for [Bowen] and he performed very well today,” Price said. “A guy who we always [tell] ‘You never know your number’s going to be called so you have to make sure you prepare.’”When Burrell lost the battle in the offseason, it was likely a major blow to his confidence as he had lost a position battle the season prior at the left guard spot to now-sophomore guard Michael Jordan.And as Price said, that lack of confidence still separates Burrell from Bowen for the time being.“He’s always questioning, ‘Hey did I do this right?’ or ‘Hey, did I do this right? And it’s again, football is a game of highs and lows and you’ve just got to go out and block,” Price said. “You can’t just sit here and constantly think about, ‘Hey, OK I’ve got to make sure that this is playing perfect.’ Playing offensive line, you’re not going to play perfect.” read more

Facebook faces another lawsuit after being accused of faking endorsements

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first_imgAlthough plaintiff has nothing negative to say about USA Today newspapers, plaintiff is not an avid reader of USA Today, nor does plaintiff endorse the newspaper… Defendant knowingly used plaintiff’s likeness and Facebook profile to advertise to the general public that plaintiff endorsed USA Today without plaintiff’s permission.The company was recently sued for allegedly intercepting private messages and passing that information onto advertisers. Matt Cambell, an American lawyer and political blogger, filed the lawsuit back in December asking it to change its policy and give a monetary award for users whose messages were scanned. Facebook has denied both claims and says it will defend itself “vigourously.”Facebook recently announced that it will “sunset” sponsored stories in April. The company announced back in June that it would cut the number of ad formats on its site from 27 to less than half.Read: Facebook page of Limerick City of Culture is hacked >Read: Facebook an unreliable way to judge future employees, study finds > FACEBOOK HAS ANOTHER lawsuit to deal with after being accused of faking user endorsements on ads.The latest complaint comes from US resident, Anthony Ditirro, who claims Facebook misrepresented him by saying he “liked” USA Today in a sponsored advertisement when he hadn’t.The lawsuit says that by doing this, Facebook has violated a number of civil and business codes, and that members should receive damages – of at least $750 per person – for using their likeness without permission.The lawsuit, uploaded and posted by CNET, says:last_img read more

Amazon Prime gets 799 monthly option

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first_imgAt $79/year, Amazon Prime is actually much cheaper than either Netflix or Hulu Plus. But the online retail giant has decided to introduce a more expensive $7.99 monthly fee for its premium service.Those opting for the new payment structure will receive the same benefits as annual customers, including unlimited streaming of hundreds of movies and TV shows, access to a big slate of Kindle e-book titles, and free two-day shipping on all Amazon-fulfilled products.This strategy shows that the online retailer is now trying to market Amazon Prime as a direct competitor to Netflix and Hulu Plus. The benefit of receiving free two-day shipping, which is originally what Prime was all about, is becoming more and more of a footnote.When Prime was first introduced, charging on an annual basis made sense. If it was available for a $7.99 monthly fee, many consumers would probably sign up for November and December and then swiftly cancel their memberships. The whole point of Amazon Prime was to encourage users to shop at Amazon year-round. The story has changed, though, with Prime drawing much more attention these days because of its video streaming and free Kindle book access.So at a monthly fee of $7.99, Amazon Prime fits in perfectly alongside other premium video streaming platforms. Of course, anyone who has access to a calculator can figure out that the $79 annual rate of an Amazon Prime membership is actually only $6.58 a month, making it the cheapest video streaming service available. Paying annually still makes a lot of sense.More at Amazon, via Engadgetlast_img read more

Europe bien plus de poisson consommé que ne peuvent en produire les

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first_imgEurope : bien plus de poisson consommé que ne peuvent en produire les mersEurope – Une récente étude réalisée par la New Economics Foundation (NEF) et l’association OCEAN2012 révèle que les Européens consomment plus de poisson que ne peuvent en produire les mers d’Europe, épuisant beaucoup trop vite les réserves halieutiques.D’après ce rapport, les Européens consomment en effet en 189 jours les réserves prévues pour une année. “L’Union européenne est dotée des lieux de pêche les plus vastes et parmi les plus riches de la planète mais, d’une part, elle n’a pas réussi à les gérer de manière responsable et d’autre part, elle exporte désormais ses excédents dans d’autres parties du monde”, souligne Aniol Esteban, économiste de la NEF et d’OCEAN2012. La première est un groupe de réflexion et d’action sur les politiques environnementales, tandis qu’OCEAN2012 est une alliance d’organisations visant à transformer la politique européenne de la pêche.Selon l’étude menée par ces deux organismes, l’Europe devient importatrice de poissons dès le 9 juillet, date avancée au 20 juin dans le cas de la France. Pour offrir à l’Europe une meilleure autosuffisance, la NEF préconise de réduire la capacité de pêche, d’améliorer la collecte des informations, la transparence et la communication, et de donner la priorité aux avis scientifiques pour déterminer les quotas de captures. “Restaurer nos écosystèmes marins,  adapter la consommation de poisson aux ressources disponibles, voilà des mesures qui s’imposent pour enrayer cette tendance néfaste” conclut M. Esteban.Le 18 juillet 2010 à 11:03 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Study to Resolve Potential Conflicts between MCAS Cherry Point Neighbors

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first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR A joint land use study (JLUS) under way for Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point on the coast of North Carolina will address a number of potential conflicts between the base’s mission and neighboring land uses, including the construction of tall structures such as windmills, the density of development surrounding the airfield, noise impacts from the new F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and the use of surrounding waterways by boaters and commercial fishermen.“The JLUS process is fostering a good working relationship among the military installations and all neighboring communities to act as a team to prevent or curtail encroachment issues associated with the military mission,” Steve Player, project development manager for the Wooten Company, which is preparing the study, told the New Bern Sun Journal.The study is expected to recommend a uniform standard among surrounding counties governing tall structures that could present a danger to flight activities, as Craven, Pamlico and Carteret counties have differing rules.“We think that is probably a good step in the right direction as the Department of Defense looks at potential missions for Cherry Point down the road,” Player said.The study also will consider measures to limit development in accident potential zones near the installation’s runways, including recommendations discouraging mobile homes from being located there.“High density development is not a compatible use in association with the runways, the clearways and the accident potential zones that are immediately adjacent to the airfields, so we are looking at recommendations to reduce the density so that if an accident does occur, it would be less impactful,” said Player.The review will try to resolve conflicts between the installation’s bombing ranges and boaters in the Neuse River and Pamlico Sound, according to the story.“We are looking at suggestions and recommendations that would increase communication and decrease the conflict between the commercial and recreational fishermen and the mission that the Marine Corps has for those two air-to-ground bombing ranges,” Player said.The study also will address concerns about local infrastructure, such as the ability of area roads to handle increased military activity. Overall, the review is intended to preserve the ability of the installation to fulfill its military missions without affecting the quality of life for its neighboring communities.“We’ve been told that Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point has become a very desirable assignment for the Marines because of the quality of life in the surrounding communities,” Player said. “We want to continue to enhance those activities that make this a very attractive place for the Marines to come,” he said.last_img read more

Sure that BJP will give stable developmentoriented govt under

Sure that BJP will give stable developmentoriented govt under

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first_imgNew Delhi: BJP president Amit Shah on Friday congratulated B S Yediyurappa after he took oath as Karnataka chief minister, and expressed confidence that the party will run a stable, pro-farmer and development-oriented government under him. “Congrats to BS Yediyurappa, newly sworn-in CM of Karnataka. I am sure under his leadership and under the guidance of PM Modi, BJP will give a stable, pro-farmer and development-oriented govt in the state. I assure people of Karnataka that BJP is committed to fulfil their aspirations,” Shah, also the Union home minister tweeted. Yediyurappa was sworn in as chief minister of the state for the fourth time on Friday. Governor Vajubhai Vala administered the oath of office and secrecy to the 76-year-old leader at a ceremony at the Raj Bhavan.last_img read more

After angry fans question World Cup organisers ICC gives reason behind not

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first_imgFor the International Cricket Council, this week has been tough. It started when MS Dhoni’s gloves caught their eye, there were exchanges with the BCCI. Well, that was restored, but then rain and its woes intervened and if the MET department is to be believed, it will continue to be a dampener right through this week.Two matches have already been washed out, Sri Lanka have already faced the brunt in two of their fixtures and the ICC has been extremely unlucky with the weather this year. So, why are there no reserved days for this marquee tournament? For starters, ICC outgoing CEO Dave Richardson believes that it will be practically impossible for them to have a reserve day for every match.’This is extremely unseasonable weather’ Rain has proven to be a spoilsport this World CupAP”Factoring in a reserve day for every match at the World Cup would significantly increase the length of the tournament and practically would be extremely complex to deliver,” Richardson said in a statement.The MET department has said that the United Kingdom is experiencing twice the average rainfall in June.”This is extremely unseasonable weather. In the last couple of days, we have experienced more than twice the average monthly rainfall for June which is usually the third driest month in the UK.”Richardson also explained why having a reserve day in the tournament is not a very practical step to take and that it can have an impact on the entire World Cup.”It would impact pitch preparation, team recovery and travel days, accommodation and venue availability, tournament staffing, volunteer and match officials’ availability, broadcast logistics and very importantly the spectators who in some instances have travelled hours to be at the game. There is also no guarantee that the reserve day would be free from rain either,” Richardson added. India’s match against New Zealand can also be rain-affectedTwitter/ICCThis being said, these abandoned matches are having an impact on the points table which will have a bearing when the tournament enters the business end, but then having a reserve day for each match will require a significant increase in the workforce from the current 1,200 that are employed per game.”We have reserve days factored in for the knock-out stages, knowing that over the course of 45 group games we should play the large majority. When a match is affected by weather conditions, the venue team works closely with match officials and ground staff to ensure that we have the best possible opportunity to play cricket, even if it is a reduced overs game,” he informed.last_img read more

Offensive content on Google YouTube ATT and Verizon pull out ads will

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first_imgView of a sign with the message, “I’m feeling lucky” on the facade at the entrance of Google’s Paris headquarters, May 24, 2016Reuters fileGoogle and YouTube won’t be feeling lucky these days. The search engine and video-sharing website’s most lucrative source of income, advertisements, might take a hit soon. With AT&T and Verizon deciding to pull out advertisements from the two platforms to avoid being seen alongside offensive content, a tectonic shift could be in order.  “We are deeply concerned that our ads may have appeared alongside YouTube content promoting terrorism and hate. Until Google can ensure this won’t happen again, we are removing our ads from Google’s non-search platforms,” the Business Insider quoted an AT&T spokesperson as saying.To put things in perspective, Google’s net advertisement revenue globally from YouTube was $5.58 billion last year, according to New York-based research firm eMarketer. This is projected to reach reach $7 billion this year, according to eMarketer, Reuters reported. The share price of Alphabet, which owns Google and YouTube, has fallen from $868 on Monday to $840 on Thursday.The threat is not so much from small advertisers who would still be keen to reach out to YouTube’s millenial audience, big spenders pulling out can pose a serious threat, according to experts.On its part, Google has acknowledged the problem and its ramifications. In a blog post, Philipp Schindler, Google’s chief business officer, apologised and promised a complete review of the policy.”Recently, we had a number of cases where brands’ ads appeared on content that was not aligned with their values. For this, we deeply apologize. We know that this is unacceptable to the advertisers and agencies who put their trust in us. That’s why we’ve been conducting an extensive review of our advertising policies and tools,” he wrote.In calendar year 2016, Alphabet’s revenues stood at $26.1 billion, 22 percent more than its previous year’s revenues. Advertisements account for about 90 percent of its total revenues.It’s only a question of time that the problem will spill over to India, though the impact will be difficult to gauge. While it’s difficult to know the revenues Google, YouTube, Facebook and other global online platforms earned as advertisement revenues, the Indian government earned Rs 146 crore (~22 million) in equalisation tax between June 1 and December 3, 2016.India levies equalisation tax on income accruing to foreign e-commerce companies from the country. “It was provided that a person making payment exceeding in aggregate 1 lakh rupees in a year, to a non resident, who does not have a permanent establishment in India, as consideration for online advertisement, will withhold tax at 6% of gross amount paid, as Equalization levy with effect from 1st June, 2016,” according to a finance ministry update.last_img read more

USBangla aircraft makes emergency landing

USBangla aircraft makes emergency landing

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first_imgUS-Bangla aircraft. File Photo A Malaysia bound US-Bangla aircraft from Dhaka returned at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) 20 minutes after taking off as the pilot got an alarm from the engine on Saturday.”The flight carrying 164 passengers took off HSIA for Malaysia at 8:45am but after nearly 20 minutes, it had to return due to technical problem and landed here safely,” US-Bangla spokesperson Kamrul Islam told BSS.He said the flight again took off for Malaysia at 11:45am as engineers found no fault after conducting a through checkup on the aircraft after coming back.Kamrul said pilot returned Dhaka after getting a “false alarm” from the fuel filter bypass of the aircraft. “The pilot came back as he didn’t want to take any risk,” he added.The incident took place after 12 days of deadly US-Bangla aircraft crash at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu of Nepal, which killed 49 people including 26 Bangladesh nationals.last_img read more

Kick start spring with some good shopping

Kick start spring with some good shopping

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first_imgThe Fourth Dastkar Basant Bazaar, 2013 edition in partnership with Delhi Tourism, a Spring Festival showcasing crafts and craftspeople from all over India, is on full flow at Dastkar’s permanent venue in Andheria Modh, Chhattarpur. The bazaar has been on from 22 February and will be on till 10 March, daily from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm.  The festival brings together around 160 craft groups from over 20 states, with around 15 new designers, representing a wide range of authentic quality handlooms and handicrafts. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’As spring breathes new life into nature, the Basant Bazaar will present the many beauties of regional crafts and textiles, so often created in dusty, earthy conditions. Like the lotus the does the beauty of the finished handcrafted products emerge from humble clay, bamboo cane, grass and coconut fibres, cotton yarns and silk worm cocoons, transformed by the skilled hands of craftspeople across the country.Dastakar has always worked to empower women and support the central role and capacities of craftswomen in particular. As part of a current breast cancer awareness campaign, The Indian Cancer Society will also be present at Basant Bazaar to disseminate information.Basant Bazaar has on offer  interactive workshops and craft demonstrations that will delight. Alongside there are a mouth-watering selection of regional food stalls.DETAILAt: Nature Bazaar, Kisan Haat, Anuvrat Marg, Andheria Modh, Chhattarpur When: On till 10 March Timings: 11:00 am to 7:00 pmlast_img read more

SST Group Demonstrates Radiation Dosage Monitor at RSNA 2015

SST Group Demonstrates Radiation Dosage Monitor at RSNA 2015

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first_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 | 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 Related Content News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more News | 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 Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more Technology | Radiation Dose Management | November 13, 2015 SST Group Demonstrates Radiation Dosage Monitor at RSNA 2015 System uses dose archive and communication system to store and manage current and historical dose data Technology | Contrast Media | August 05, 2019 Bracco Receives FDA Approval for Varibar Thin Liquid for Oral Suspension Bracco Diagnostics Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for Varibar Thin Liquid (barium… read more center_img 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 News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more 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 November 13, 2015 — SST Group Inc. announced it will be demonstrating RDM (Radiation Dosage Monitor) for the first time at the 2015 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) conference, Nov. 29-Dec. 4 in Chicago.RDM is designed to collect, control, analyze and optimize radiation doses delivered to patients during medical imaging and interventional examinations. It utilizes a dose archive and communication system (DACS) to store and manage radiation dose data for patient current and historical procedures and includes all captured diagnostic, interventional and image-guided surgical ionizing events. The RDM acquires, stores and analyzes data directly from the modality to present a more accurate dose estimate. Thanks to its intuitive browser-based user interface, medical professionals gain complete control of the dose with instant access to a patient’s dose history and real-time monitoring and alerts.RDM fits seamlessly into the medical facility’s infrastructure/imaging network and is compatible with the various types of imaging modalities from all manufacturers. Nice Hospital implemented the solution in 2014. Hospital personnel, Gyslaine Bruneton, IT hospital engineer, and Alain Fuchs, medical physicist, said, “The integration of RDM in our IT infrastructure was accomplished simply and according to strategic deadlines. Today, via a user-friendly interface, we have a simple way of monitoring and preventing possible overexposures. The traceability of dose received by our patients has been simplified, and the dose reports inserted into the patient file provide an accurate record. By making technical data from interventional radiology exams accessible, the RDM solution enables medical physicists to estimate a patient’s skin dose exposure more accurately.”Cecile Salvat, medical physicist, at Hopital Lariboisiere (AP-HP) in Paris, France said, “Thanks to its appropriate tools, RDM meets the requirements of French legislation perfectly and greatly facilitates the mission of medical physicists in imaging. Its user-friendly interface allows you to track and enhance the reliability of radiation dose exposure data in order to establish targeted corrective actions, as necessary. RDM tracks high-risk patient exposure simply and efficiently. Thanks to the technical data collected by RDM, skin dose calculation in interventional radiology procedures for therapeutic use is now possible, including data from modalities more than 10 years old. This software helps bridge the gap between all participants in patient radiation safety, in order to optimize dose which is a long journey of continuous improvement teamwork.”For more information: www.sstgroup-inc.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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.last_img read more

Ahmadinejad wants to attend London Olympics

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first_imgSo far some 50 Iranian athletes have qualified to participate in the Olympics in several sports, including weightlifting, wrestling, shooting, track and field, and table tennis.Ahmadinejad did not specify whether he has officially requested to attend the Games or say if Britain has refused him entry.Britain’s Foreign Office declined to comment on Ahmadinejad’s claim, saying its policy was not to discuss individual visa cases. However, British authorities have confirmed that anyone can be stopped from entering the country _ including for the Summer Games _ if it is decided that their presence would be “unconducive to the public good.”The International Olympic Committee had no immediate comment.Britain has been in a standoff with Iran over the country’s nuclear program, which the West suspects is aimed at producing an atomic weapon. Iran denies the charge, insisting the program is for peaceful purposes only.In 2011, Britain cut ties with Iran and closed its embassy in Tehran after militant Iranian students stormed the mission. The raid followed a move by Iranian lawmakers to decrease relations and allegation of hostile British policies toward Tehran. Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk Ahmadinejad’s remark could also be interpreted as a snub to his conservative hard-line opponents in parliament who oppose restoring ties with Britain.Last year Iran objected to the logo for the 2012 Olympics, contending it was racist because the symbol vaguely resembled the word “Zion,” according to Iranian authorities. There was even a warning of a possible Iranian pullout of the Games but that threat was later dropped.Earlier this year Iran stopped exporting oil to Britain as a pre-emptive measure over the EU decision to impose an oil embargo on Iran over its nuclear ambitions. The oil embargo goes into effect in July.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Thursday that he is eager to attend the Olympic Games in London to support Iranian athletes but that Britain doesn’t want to host him.Ahmadinejad was quoted by the official IRNA news agency as saying he would like to be “beside Iranian athletes” during the Games but the British are reluctant to have him.“I would like to be next to our young athletes at the 2012 Olympics but the host has a problem with this,” Ahmadinejad said during a meeting with Iranian athletes who have qualified for the Olympics. Top Stories The vital role family plays in society Comments   Share   New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Sponsored Stories Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t likelast_img read more

New arrests in Tunisia attack as Europeans honor victims

New arrests in Tunisia attack as Europeans honor victims

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first_img Comments   Share   Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Top Stories The vital role family plays in society Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility SOUSSE, Tunisia (AP) — Top European security officials paid a somber homage on Tunisian sands Monday to 38 people killed at a beach resort, as Tunisian authorities announced the arrest of seven alleged accomplices of the gunman.British officials confirmed that most of the dead were British, and Prime Minister David Cameron said it was time for his country to become “intolerant of intolerance” and crack down on the ideas that fuel Islamic State group-inspired terrorism. Cameron said that despite the attack the government was not advising Britons to avoid travel to Tunisian holiday resorts.He said the nature of the struggle against terrorism meant “nowhere is without risk from Islamist extremist terrorists.”Cameron told lawmakers in the House of Commons that the Tunisian attacker and a suicide bomber who struck a mosque in Kuwait the same day “tried to strike at places of hope: in a country with a flourishing tourist industry that is on the road to democracy and a mosque in Kuwait that dared to bring Sunnis and Shia together.”“They will not be cowed by terror and we will stand with them,” he said.___Jill Lawless reported from London. Associated Press writer Danica Kirka contributed to this report.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Sponsored Stories New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies From right to left British Home Secretary Theresa May, Tunisian Interior Minister Mohamed Najem Gharsalli, , German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere and French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve lay flowers on the beach in front of the Imperial Marhaba hotel in the Mediterranean resort of Sousse for the tribute in Sousse, Tunisa, Monday, June 29, 2015. The top security officials of Britain, France, Germany and Belgium are paid homage to the people killed in the terrorist attack in Sousse on Friday. (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar) Friday’s attack in the resort of Sousse was Tunisia’s bloodiest ever, and the deadliest for Britain since the July 2005 London transit bombings, in which 52 commuters died.Cameron announced that Britain would hold a national minute of silence at noon on Friday, a week after the attack.Describing IS as an “existential threat,” Cameron said defeating it would be “the struggle of our generation and we have to fight it with everything we can.”He said that meant confronting extremist ideology, even when it is not violent.Cameron wrote in the Daily Telegraph newspaper that “we must be more intolerant of intolerance — rejecting anyone whose views condone the Islamist extremist narrative and create the conditions for it to flourish.”He said that starting this week public bodies including schools would have to take steps to “identify and tackle” radicalization.Some Muslims and civil libertarians worry that such sentiments and steps risk criminalizing religious conservatism or nonviolent free speech.Cameron’s comments underscore the difficulty of combating Islamic State’s violent fundamentalist ideology, which paints the West as an enemy of Islam and is spread through sophisticated online propaganda. Police estimate that 700 young Britons have gone to IS-controlled areas of Syria and Iraq. Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to help Cameron’s office said that 18 Britons have been confirmed dead, and the total is expected to rise to around 30.Tunisian Interior Minister Mohamed Najem Gharsalli on Monday announced the arrests of several Tunisians allegedly from a network behind attacker Seifeddine Rezgui, a 24-year-old student who was killed by police near the scene of the attack.Authorities say he acted alone during the rampage but had accomplices who supported him beforehand, providing him with weapons and logistical support.A person close to the investigation told The Associated Press that seven people were arrested in at least three different cities and were being interrogated in the capital Monday. The person was not authorized to be publicly named speaking about the investigation.British Home Secretary Theresa May, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere and Belgian Interior Minister Jan Jambon joined Gharsalli on the beach in front of the Imperial Marhaba hotel in the Mediterranean resort of Sousse for the tribute Monday.Standing on the sand surrounded by security officials, they at one point put their arms on each other’s shoulders.Gharsalli said he and the European security leaders agreed to work together on security and economic cooperation. Quick workouts for menlast_img read more

Existing Home Sales Move at Their Slowest Pace

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first_imgExisting Home Sales Move at Their Slowest Pace Demand Existing-Home Sales Home Prices homes HOUSING Inventory NAR Supply 2018-08-22 Alison Rich in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News August 22, 2018 688 Views center_img Share Existing-home sales maintained their downward march for the fourth straight month in July, marking their most sluggish pace in more than two years, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports. Of all the major regions, the West was the sole one to post an uptick in July sales.All told, existing-home sales—completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums, and co-ops—backpedaled 0.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.34 million in July from 5.38 million in June. Including last month’s drop, sales today stand at 1.5 percent below a year ago and have dipped on annual basis for five months in a row, NAR says.Danielle Hale, Chief Economist for Realtor.com, weighed in on NAR’s report, noting that July sales dropped despite measured improvement in total June inventory.“While data from Realtor.com shows that pricier markets are seeing greater availability of homes for sale, the mismatch between the price of what’s available and what homebuyers are looking for is holding back sales this year,” she said.Steady home-price gains have also helped steadily shrink demand, said Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist at NAR. “Led by a notable decrease in closings in the Northeast, existing-home sales trailed off again last month, sliding to their slowest pace since February 2016 at 5.21 million,” he said. “Too many would-be buyers are either being priced out or are deciding to postpone their search until more homes in their price range come onto the market.”Accounting for all housing types, the median existing-home price in July was $269,600, up 4.5 percent from July 2017 ($258,100). Last month’s increase represents the 77th straight month of year-over-year growth, NAR notes.Total housing stock at the close of July declined 0.5 percent to 1.92 million existing homes available for sale. That figure is unchanged from a year ago. At the current sales pace, unsold inventory sits at a 4.3-month supply—also flat from the prior year.By and large, properties sat on the market for 27 days in July, up a digit from 26 days in June but down from 30 days a year ago. Fifty-five percent of houses sold in July stayed on the market for under a month, the report indicated.Although sale prices continue climbing, the growth rate has dampened since earlier this year, Hale says. That chasm, she said, could spell change ahead: “While list prices remain quite elevated, up 9 percent from a year ago, this gap could be indicative of a shift in the market, and sellers will want to take note.”last_img read more

As far as rivalries go the Arizona Cardinals and

As far as rivalries go the Arizona Cardinals and

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first_imgAs far as rivalries go, the Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers have one.Often times matched up in prime time games or season openers, each team has spent time at the top of the NFC West over the last five years.And dating back to 2006, the Cardinals have won five of the last 12 games between the teams.Their games are rarely pretty and often close, though the occasional blowout has been sprinkled in.So it makes sense, really, that the players on each side would not be too fond of each other. Besides, it’s not personal, just business.“I mean, off the field I don’t have nothing against anybody but on that field, come Monday night, it’s on and crackin’,” Campbell said. 0 Comments   Share   A guest on SiriusXM NFL Radio Tuesday, Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell did not mince words when talking about his team’s next opponent.“I really feel like I could have had four sacks last week and I had zero,” Campbell said. “So I gotta make up for that this week especially going against the 49ers who I really hate with a passion. “I can’t wait to go out there and stick it to them.”Campbell said he has no doubt 49ers quarterback Alex Smith is “thinking about me a little bit”, a statement that will likely ruffle a few feathers by the bay. And given the fact that Campbell has picked up just two sacks in seven career games against the 49ers, it’s worth wondering if his statement is little more than pregame posturing.At any rate, when informed that word out of San Francisco is that they are fans of the Cardinals, Campbell said that’s perfectly fine. “Yeah, that’s the way it is, though; it’s cool, it’s the way it is,” Campbell said. “It’s a rival game; they’re not supposed to like me. I’m not supposed to like you. That’s what makes this game so special.” Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellinglast_img read more

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first_imgCabin crew dressed as cats? Duck and chicken in jelly for dinner? Speed puff jets?! Hello Kitty is coming to an aircraft near you.A Taiwanese airline is set to send a Hello Kitty-themed plane to the USA this week. EVA Air, whose slogan is ‘sharing the world’, is sharing the Taiwanese love for the popular cartoon cat character with the rest of the world as it introduces its first Hello Kitty-themed aircraft to its service from Taipei to Los Angeles.The Hello Kitty LA plane not only comes to America with a fuselage featuring white cats with bows on their heads, yellow squirrels and pink mice, it also comes with themed interior design, in-flight meals (down to HK-shaped cheese) and even cabin crew.EVA has been bringing cheer to the air passengers of Asia since 2005 with its Hello Kitty-themed planes, adorned in images of the feel-good feline, and its friends. Last year it launched a further three liveried aircraft, as we reported, including Hello Kitty Happy Music. You can be seduced by this cheerful tuneage, as well exploring Kitty’s wonderful world of Magic Stars and Love Apples on EVA’s Hello Kitty website, but be warned: the ditties are inanely catchy, and there’s a lot of pink knocking around, which may offend.The airline, which operates services on busy Asian routes such as Taipei to Tokyo, also links the Far East to a number of international destinations, including New York.http://www.youtube.com/embed/JDdVksHX8UcReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedNew BA plane more luxuriousNew BA plane set to make flights more luxuriousAirline and flying myths busted: Skyscanner travel podcast #03We separate flying fact from flying fiction and bring you the truths of air travel in our latest myth busting podcast.15 of the weirdest hotels in JapanChecked in by a robot, sleeping in a capsule and a wake-up call from Godzilla? It can only be and stay in Japan.last_img read more

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first_img Harvey Weinstein arrives at the first precinct while turning himself to authorities following allegations of sexual misconduct, Friday, May 25, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) Legal hurdles may make Weinstein’s prosecution an exception Summary An expert believes prosecutors in London and LA are unlikely to stand down knowing that Weinstein has been charged in NYHarvey Weinstein has pleaded not guilty to charges of rape and another felony sexual assault Related Stories Weinstein’s status will likely lead to different treatment: legal analystWeinstein faces sex charges in prosecution amid #MeTooResentment over Trump election helped fuel Weinstein case center_img by Andrew Dalton, The Associated Press Posted May 26, 2018 6:39 am PDT Last Updated May 26, 2018 at 7:55 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Harvey Weinstein’s arrest in New York Friday is a landmark moment in the #MeToo movement.Yet as authorities work through dozens of cases against famous figures in entertainment and other industries brought on by the Weinstein-inspired wave that began in October, legal hurdles may make such prosecutions the exception.While men including Kevin Spacey and Mario Batali remain under investigation, the next round of charges could well be against Weinstein again, who also is facing scrutiny from authorities in Los Angeles and London.One expert said prosecutors in those jurisdictions are unlikely to stand down or shift priorities knowing that Weinstein is now charged with rape and another felony sexual assault in New York, where he pleaded not guilty Friday.“You never know what’s going to happen with the case there,” said Stacey Honowitz, a longtime prosecutor of sex crimes in Broward County, Florida. “We don’t go easy. Nobody’s going to drop the ball and let New York do it.”She said it is more likely that authorities in other cities will be energized, and able to build off the charges.“There’s always strength in numbers,” Honowitz said.Stanley Goldman, a professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, said last month’s conviction of Bill Cosby’s for sexual assault dating to 2004 has likely been propelling prosecutors forward in other places.“I think perhaps the Bill Cosby conviction really gave them hope that the atmosphere may have changed, in the older cases where this has been hard to prove, that maybe they’ve got more of a chance now,” Goldman said Friday.Yet finding prosecutable #MeToo cases has proven difficult.Los Angeles police said in December that they were investigating 27 entertainment figures, but none have yet resulted in arrests. And LA County prosecutors launched a task force in November to evaluate cases, but so far it has brought no charges.The biggest obstacles by far are statutes of limitations, which have had special prominence amid the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements because so many of the incidents involve women working up the courage to come forward after years of silence.Hundreds of women have alleged varying degrees of sexual misconduct from Oscar-nominated writer and director James Toback, yet prosecutors declined in April to bring criminal charges against him in the five cases they reviewed, citing expired statutes of limitations in every case.California, joining other states, recently eliminated its statute of limitations for rape, making the law a closer match for the #MeToo era, but most cases from before the changes are unaffected.Goldman said in the past the principle has been that it’s disruptive and unbalancing to society to go back and prosecute older crimes.“If you’re dealing with Kevin Spacey,” Goldman said, describing the thinking, “it’s disruptive to pull somebody like that out of society after all these many years where people have worked for them, and are supported by them.”That has been the case so far with several high profile cases presented to prosecutors, all of which emerged after Weinstein’s downfall.Prosecutors declined to file charges against Roman Polanski over allegations by a woman who reported in October that the Oscar-winning director molested her when she was 10 years old in 1975. Polanski’s attorney has denied the allegations. Los Angeles prosecutors cited the statute of limitations, but still want Polanski to return to the United States to face sentencing in a case in which he sexually assaulted a 13-year-old girl in 1977.A case against Hollywood agent Adam Venit, who actor Terry Crews alleged groped him at a party in February 2016, was also rejected. Crews did not report the incident until November 2017, and prosecutors said that was too late.Earlier this week, prosecutors rejected charges in four cases it reviewed against talent agent Tyler Grasham, who has been accused of the sexual assault of men and boys as young as 15 in the film industry. Prosecutors cited the statute of limitation in two of the cases, a lack of evidence in one, and referred the fourth for possible misdemeanour prosecution.Goldman said however the thinking around sexual crimes appears to be changing, and they are now being grouped with more serious crimes like murder.In addition to Weinstein, there are several high-profile open cases that could still lead to criminal charges.Authorities are still reviewing sexual assault allegations against Spacey, Los Angeles County district attorney’s spokesman Greg Risling said Friday. Sheriff’s investigators say the case dates to 1992, which could make prosecution difficult. London police reportedly were investigating two sexual assaults there. His former publicist has said Spacey is seeking unspecified treatment.New York police are investigating Batali after a woman told “60 Minutes” that he drugged and sexually assaulted her in 2005. The celebrity chef denies assaulting the woman, but he is already facing business ramifications — three of his Las Vegas restaurants will close in July and his business partners have said they are actively negotiating to buy him out.Steven Seagal also remains under investigation after a woman said the action star sexually assaulted her at a casting session at a Beverly Hills hotel room in 2002, when she was 17 years old. The actor’s attorney says he adamantly denies the allegations.___Follow Andrew Dalton on Twitter: https://twitter.com/andyjamesdalton . charges|court|felony|Harvey Weinstein|legal|rape|sexual assaultlast_img read more