FIFA secretary Jerome Valcke Suspended Amid Corruption Investigation

Rabat – FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has been put on immediate leave and relieved from his duties until further notice. The top FIFA official will be investigated for allegations of corruption involving a scheme to sell World Cup tickets above face value.FIFA, football’s world governing body, said Thursday in a statement that it had been “made aware of a series of allegations involving the secretary general and has requested a formal investigation by the FIFA Ethics Committee.” Valcke, 54, who has served as FIFA secretary general since 2007, has denied the “fabricated, outrageous” allegations.FIFA has been plagued by claims of corruption since May, when Swiss police arrested seven of its top executives at a hotel in Zurich. President Sepp Blatter also announced that he would step down days after winning re-election in June.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission read more

Developing States need help combating climate change Mozambican leader tells UN

Developing countries bear the brunt of climate change and need international assistance to help them mitigate its effects, the President of Mozambique told the United Nations General Assembly today.Addressing the Assembly’s annual high-level debate, Armando Emí Guebuza said increases in extreme weather patterns, rising sea levels and other effects of climate change are “felt more harshly in developing countries” which lack the capacity to properly respond.“More than ever, and in the face of recurrent and more and more devastating tragedies, there is a need for involvement of all members of the international community in the implementation of global actions enshrined in [international] commitments,” he said.The Mozambican President praised Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for having convened an unprecedented global gathering on the issue earlier this week, which he said “opens up new prospects for the renewed momentum required so that substantial progress can be made during the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to be held this December in Bali, Indonesia.”That meeting will be tasked with hammering out a successor to the Convention’s Kyoto Protocol, which contains legally binding targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions but is set to expire in 2012. The President of Zambia, Levy Patrick Mwanawasa, said his country needs assistance in such areas as scientific research, early warning and rapid response to address the effects of climate change.“Zambia calls for speedy development and transfer of appropriate technologies to help us cope with the negative impacts of climate change as well as put us on a low-carbon economic growth path,” he said.For its part, Zambia pledged to reduce emissions from industry and other sources, he said. “We call upon industrialized countries, who have a history of producing these emissions, to take serious steps to reduce them,” he said.“We believe the situation is now serious and narrow national interests in this matter must be discarded.”King Mswati III of Swaziland said that while countries like his own had developed “pro-green” policies, there was still a need for access to and transfer of environmentally-friendly technologies, particularly from developed to developing countries. He called for measures to promote technology cooperation which would not only enable the transfer of crucial technological know-how but also help build up local capacity for the efficient use and further development of the transferred technology.The Swazi leader also encouraged the private sector, particularly multinational corporations, “to be responsible enough to practice in the developing world the same environmental and waste management principles that they practice in the developed world,” including by not dumping harmful waste materials in developing countries.Micheline Calmy-Rey, President of Switzerland, said her country has also felt the effects of climate change. “Glaciers are receding and floods are on the increase,” she said. “As far as my country is concerned, the cost of efforts to save the planet affordable, considering the technology that already exists.”She pointed out that the international community has come together to address poverty and to promote peace and respect for human rights, but added, “our efforts in relation to environmental challenges have not gone far enough.” Treaties and other mechanisms to deal with the question are fragmented, she said. “We need therefore to unite in order to identify and implement these objectives so that we may make more economical use of the available resources and energy, and protect the biosphere.”Toward that end, she called for a significant reduction in the greenhouse gas emissions responsible for climate change. “We also need to help the countries most affected by these changes, the least developed among them in particular, to develop and implement strategies that will enable them to adapt to the changes, and alleviate the adverse effects on them as much as possible.” 26 September 2007Developing countries bear the brunt of climate change and need international assistance to help them mitigate its effects, the President of Mozambique told the United Nations General Assembly today. read more

Cameroon UN funds multimillion dollar scheme to boost rural employment

11 May 2009The rural poor across Cameroon are set to receive a cash injection of close to $14 million from the United Nations in an effort to reduce poverty, increase income and improve livelihoods. The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will support the Rural Microfinance Development project in the West African country with a $13.5 million loan and $200,000 grant. The microfinance scheme will help the growing numbers of young people leaving cities, which have high rates of unemployment, for rural areas looking for work in agriculture and its related sectors but have difficulty in accessing credit. Women, who despite their heavy workload and financial constraints start up small businesses involved in processing, storage, transport and handicraft activities, will particularly benefit from the projects.IFAD expects the initiatives to increase rural employment, boost the income of the rural poor, improve their food security and nutrition, as well as enhance the status of women, who will take part in managing the microfinance institutions.The funding will target smallholder farmers experiencing difficulty in buying inputs and technology the rural populations in the Centre, Extreme-North, North-West and Western Regions of Cameroon.To date, IFAD has funded seven rural development projects in Cameroon for a total of $85 million. read more

One year on huge challenges remain for Haitian quake recovery – UN

11 January 2011On the eve of the first anniversary of the devastating earthquake that killed 220,000 Haitians and made 1.5 million others homeless, the United Nations today looked back at a year of achievements, albeit at times spotty, and forward to the enormous challenges still ahead. In a statement issued by his spokesman, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon noted that the UN and international response to “a disaster of unparalleled magnitude” was one of the largest ever mounted. “These efforts must be redoubled and renewed. The Secretary-General calls on the international community to continue its support for the people of Haiti,” the statement added. The heads of UN humanitarian agencies cited the difficult path already traversed and the long road ahead to recovery and reconstruction.“The task has been Herculean – a humanitarian worst case scenario in one of the world’s poorest countries, with massive casualties, multiple catastrophes, the decimation of the nation’s civil service, reams of critical records destroyed and staggering damage to the country’s critical infrastructure,” UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Executive Director Anthony Lake wrote in an opinion piece in the Miami Herald newspaper.“Delays in pledged aid have further complicated the recovery effort,” he said, noting the added complication of the cholera epidemic that has claimed some 3,600 lives and infected almost 150,000 people so far even before cresting. “These are enormous, unprecedented obstacles. But as we look back, we should remind ourselves not only that it might have been far worse, but that real progress has been possible, even in such dire circumstances.”Mr. Lake cited the thousands of children who have been reunited with their families and the nearly 100,000 youngsters benefiting from a network providing psychosocial care.“This is only a start. In Haiti, as in every emergency, we can and must do a better job channelling pledged aid to people and communities in greatest need,” he wrote. “We need to ensure better coordination among government, the international aid community and local NGOs [non-governmental organizations]. And we need to do more to support communities’ efforts to drive their own recovery.“When so much remains to be done, and when so many continue to suffer, it is no time for self-congratulation. But neither should it become an occasion for self-flagellation. To do so risks discouraging those who can still provide help – to the absolute detriment of the people who so desperately need it. And it is both a denial of the small victories achieved and a disavowal of the heroes who are still out there, every day, helping to rebuild lives and restore hope.”UN World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director Josette Sheeran stressed the daunting nature of the catastrophe, noting that in the six weeks immediately after the quake, the agency delivered food to 4 million Haitians and continues to provide food aid to some 2 million through school meal and cash-for-work programmes and nutritional support to pregnant and nursing mothers and their children.“While much has been achieved in the year since the earthquake, much still remains to be done,” she said in a statement. “Our ongoing food assistance programmes that nourish the very young, provide cash for work, and include the local purchase of food from Haitian farmers, are part of a massive recovery effort that will continue to need international support in the months ahead. “Access to nutritious food is essential if Haiti is to build back better, and WFP will continue its work providing the right food at the right time to those – like the very young – who still remain vulnerable.”The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned that greater support to agriculture is crucial to meet the country’s development objectives and help it prepare for future emergencies, noting that it is shifting from direct input distribution to seed multiplication and other more sustainable activities as it moves from emergency aid to longer-term rehabilitation support.It also stressed the need to reduce risks related to natural disasters such as flooding from hurricanes. “Natural resource and watershed management activities need to go hand in hand with measures to improve agricultural productivity by enhancing access to land, inputs, water and markets,” the FAO Representative in Haiti, Ari Toubo Ibrahim, said.UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Director-General Irina Bokova called on the international community to live up to its moral obligations and do more. “The situation in Haiti continues to be catastrophic,” she said. “Reconstruction has scarcely begun. Of the total amount of aid pledged, only a small fraction has been received.”UNESCO Special Envoy for Haiti Michaëlle Jean, the Haitian-born former Governor General of Canada, stressed that Haiti needs support, not charity. “What the Haitian people require to surmount the disaster is long-term investment in their social institutions and particularly in education and culture, the most vital building blocks for their future,” she said.In Port-au-Prince, the capital, UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Haiti Nigel Fisher released a report reviewing in detail the humanitarian achievements of the past year and the challenges ahead, noting that the signs of recovery are still barely visible for Haitians on the ground.In the report, the UN’s top envoy in Haiti, Edmond Mulet, stressed the need for the international community to provide a more systematic approach to help Haitians reinforce a State of rule of law and social and economic progress in a country where political uncertainties arising from November’s disputed first round of elections could lead to more turmoil.“In the absence of significant progress in the field of a State of law in Haiti, all current and future efforts for Haiti’s recovery, notably in reconstruction, economic and social development, humanitarian aid, security and political stability, risk going up in smoke,” he warned.As Mr. Lake concluded in his opinion piece, which began with the tent cities still filled to overflowing, and the tens of thousands of children still in need of protection: “There is no denying that today in Haiti, rubble still remains, cholera still kills, and political turmoil still imperils progress. “But the time has come to look beyond the rubble and the ruin, and to look ahead to a stronger Haiti. One year later, we have a choice – to wring our hands or to join them together in renewed commitment to help Haitians rebuild their wounded country. For how we can despair, when so many Haitians have not?” read more

Former Ohio State linebacker Jordan Whiting still chasing NFL dreams

Jordan Whiting could be playing for an Ohio State football team that won all 12 of its games last season, or playing for a Louisville team that upset Florida in the Sugar Bowl. Formerly an OSU linebacker, Whiting transferred to Louisville prior to the 2012 season. He was not eligible to play for the Cardinals last season, due to NCAA rules requiring players who transfer between Football Bowl Subdivision schools to sit out one year before playing for their new school. His career at Louisville, however, ended before it even began because of a failed drug test. “When I first got here, I was hanging out with a buddy of mine, and unfortunately, hanging out with him, not really thinking too clearly, I decided to take a few hits of marijuana,” Whiting told The Lantern in January. “I failed my first drug test of my college career.” This wasn’t the first time Whiting made a mistake that affected his college football career. On Dec. 23, 2010, Whiting received a one-game ban as one of six OSU football players suspended for receiving improper benefits from Eddie Rife, owner of Fine Line Ink tattoo parlor. Those violations, dubbed “Tattoo-Gate” by many, eventually resulted in the Buckeyes vacating the results of their 2010 season, being banned from postseason play in 2012 and losing nine scholarships over a three-year period. Whiting said his violation came as a result of accepting a discount on a tattoo and said he did not realize he was receiving a discount at the time. “It’s a learning experience and unfortunately some rules, even though we don’t necessarily agree with them, they still are rules,” Whiting said. Whiting said the hardest part of the situation was dealing with the criticism he and his suspended teammates received. “I learned that some people can be very cruel,” Whiting said. “A lot of the guys, not necessarily me, but some guys were getting death wishes via email. “None of those athletes, including myself, ever would bring harm to any other person out here,” Whiting added. Whiting has tattoos on both of his arms, his chest and his back, which he said “mean everything” to him. “My tattoos are all religion and family,” Whiting said. “I don’t have one tattoo that you could look at and be like, ‘What does that mean?’ or ‘Why would you get that tatted on you?’ or anything like that. “I love tattoos,” Whiting added. “I guess you could say it’s somewhat of an addiction.” Whiting remained with the Buckeyes in 2011 after serving his suspension but transferred to Louisville that spring. His three-year career at OSU consisted of one redshirt year and two playing seasons, but only one career tackle. Whiting said he became more mature as a result of his experience at OSU. “It was a growing pain that I had to go through,” Whiting said. “I think me being at Ohio State, it wasn’t for me to shine as an athlete, it was for me to grow up as a man.” By blowing his opportunity to play at Louisville with his failed drug test, Whiting said he disappointed himself and his family. “I made a bad decision, and unfortunately that bad decision did lead to me not being a part of the team anymore,” Whiting said. “I don’t blame them for that decision, I don’t blame anybody else but myself, but you live and you learn and you move on, and that’s the only thing you can do.” Whiting hasn’t given up on his football dreams quite yet. He said he is continuing to pursue a career in professional football. He told The Lantern earlier this month that he had not yet received interest from NFL teams leading up to the 2013 NFL draft. “I’m not ready to tell the game goodbye, and not under these circumstances,” Whiting said. “I’d rather tell the game goodbye under circumstances that I cannot control. Whether it be because I got hurt, or whether it be because I got cut from a team, or retirement … I can accept that, but I cannot accept telling the game goodbye off of my bad decisions. I feel like I have a lot to bring to a team.” OSU assistant coach Luke Fickell said it is critical for Whiting to take advantage of any opportunity he gets if he is going to make it at the next level. “He’s a guy that’s got some physical tools and ability, and you know, anybody that finds the right place and the right situation and at the right time has a chance to be successful,” Fickell said. “You have a chance and you get an opportunity, the window is slight and you got to take advantage of all those opportunities.” Etienne Sabino, who is pursuing his own NFL dreams and could be selected in the 2013 NFL Draft as an outside linebacker, played with Whiting at OSU from 2009-2011. He said Whiting “looked good in drills,” although Whiting did not get much chance to play. “He definitely had a lot of ability,” Sabino said. “He has a lot of potential, and I know he’s a strong kid so I wish him the best of luck.” Whiting said it would mean “the world” to him if he gets a chance to play in the NFL, but he is also working on other pursuits. He is enrolled to resume classes at OSU this summer and work toward completing his degree in marketing. He is also a founder of a marketing consulting company (J. Infinity LLC) and is writing a book, which he said is titled “A Developing Man.” Whiting said he also wants to start a foundation to benefit and mentor low-income children. Whiting said he “would never make the same mistake twice,” has learned from his mistakes and hopes young athletes can also learn from his story. “I’ve played over 17 years of football and I’ve been a part of five different organizations,” Whiting said. “I’ve earned 12 championship rings, 10 in high school, 2 in college. I’ve been to three BCS bowl games and I was one season away from what I would like to see as my blowout season. But one thing that prevented all that from happening was one bad decision. And that’s all it takes.” read more

Convergence Training Viewer provides MSHA and OSHA health and safety training modules

first_imgEquipment simulators for training are examined in detail in an article in September International Mining. Convergence Training, a division of Capstone Technology, offers the Convergence Training Viewer, a free, downloadable training access portal specifically designed to view interactive training media. This provides virtually anyone, anywhere, at any time access to a catalogue of computer-based health and safety training modules developed in compliance with America’s MSHA and OSHA standards. You can download the free application from the Convergence Training website then purchase modules, download content, train employees, and print certificates of completion all within a single software application. http://www.thinkconvergence.com/Lms/training-viewer.aspx The viewer was developed to meet the needs of an evolving computer-based training market. The company says that while training managers have come to expect more dynamic and interactive training material, much of the industry has failed to keep up technologically.For example, online training may satisfy some customers but bandwidth constrictions continue to plague users with low quality video and limited visual content resulting in a diminished training experience. And although some server-based learning management systems can sidestep bandwidth issues, their infrastructure and support costs can place them far out of reach for smaller to medium-sized organisations.Convergence Training Viewer solves this core problem of limited access to quality, affordable training by giving users an easy-to-use platform to download purchased training modules and play them locally, eliminating bandwidth concerns. Users benefit from the stable delivery of effective, engaging content for a superior training experience at extremely reasonable prices.“We’ve been looking forward to introducing a platform like this for quite some time.” Says Randy Kohltfarber, Director of Product Development. “Our focus has always been on delivering the best, most effective training experience in the industry. Convergence Training Viewer eliminates the technical limitations we’ve dealt with for years. Now we can make our training material available to anyone almost instantly without the slightest loss in quality. It’s really a best-case scenario for us and our customers.”A networkable version is also available as an advanced learning management service provided by Convergence Training. Customers are able to administer computer-based training to multiple workstations at different locations without the bandwidth limitations of conventional online training and without the capital expense of a server-based system.last_img read more

Plantronics Announces New 500 Pro Series Gaming Headsets

first_imgIf you’re a fan of gaming headsets then you no doubt know about Plantronics. For years, the company has released high-quality headsets that help enhance the gaming experience. Not one to sit on its laurels, the company has announced a brand-new series of its RIG 500 headsets.The RIG 500 Pro Series features an exoskeleton earcup design with an isolated inner acoustic chamber that helps reduce distortion. The peripheral’s 50 mm drivers provide wide-range frequency response. Its dual-material ear cushions not only provide comfort for long gaming sessions, but they also reduce background noise.The PlayStation and Xbox editions of the headset come with the RIG Game Audio Dial, which is a 3.5 mm connector with integrated volume control for wireless game controllers. This means console gamers can control the game’s volume directly from their controllers. PC models of the headset have an inline volume slide.“The new RIG 500 Pro Series takes the innovative modular design of the RIG 500 to the next level,” said Jack Reynolds, director, Gaming Products, Plantronics. “And, it continues the impressive number of firsts we’ve brought to competitive gamers, including the first VR-focused headsets, Dolby Atmos activation and now, the RIG Game Audio Dial for Xbox One and PS4 wireless controllers.”The RIG 500 Pro Series is available in HX, HS and Esports editions. Despite the high-quality, don’t expect the headsets to cost an arm and a leg. PlayStation and Xbox One owners can pick up the HS and HX headsets (respectively) for $79.99, while PC users can nab the device for $99.99. Competitive gamers can purchase the ESports Edition for $149.99.I’m a big fan of Plantronics’ headsets, and the RIG 500 Pro looks like another winner. We’ll actually get a chance to try the headset next week during E3, so make sure to come back here to read our hands-on impressions.For more information, please head over to the company’s official website.last_img read more

New WWE Raw Tag Team champions crowned in triple threat tag match

first_img Pinterest Twitter Google+ Prince Harry Heres What To Expect (Spoilers) From WWEs Christmas Eve Episode of Raw Now Playing Up Next Black Panther Tops Poll For Audiences Pick For Best Picture Oscar Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Roy Nemer RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte center_img Now Playing Up Next WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Videos Articles Videos Articles WhatsApp Netflix Inks Overall Deal With ‘Game of Thrones’ Creators Meghan Markle `Game of Thrones` Showrunners to Helm Next `Star Wars` Movie Ellen Degeneres Harry und Meghan: Stars eilen zur Hilfe The Revival defeated Curt Hawkins, Zack Ryder and The Usos on Raw to become the new WWE Raw tag team champions.As announced in the preview, it would be a triple threat tag team match and The Revival came out as new champions. Here’s how it ended:Super kick on Hawkins and another on Ryder. Jey climbs the top rope, Dawson tags himself in as Jey is on the top rope. Jey with the Usos splash on Ryder. Dash holds Jey’s leg as Dawson goes for the cover and gets the pin.Make sure to follow our live WWE Raw recap.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipHarry und Meghan: Stars eilen zur HilfeVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:43/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:02Remaining Time -0:41 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Facebooklast_img

Roadside trees a Christmas mystery

first_imgChristmas cheer can appear in the most unlikely places.Like the side of Padden Parkway.For several years now, an elf or group of elves has spread a little Christmas cheer to thousands of Clark County residents by decorating trees along the north side of Padden Parkway. The trees — most no bigger than the Christmas trees sitting in local living rooms — are part of the landscaping on the county property lining the stretch of Padden east of the intersection with Northwest 94th Avenue.Vancouver resident Pam Brumfield smiles every time she drives past the trees.“I think it’s just the idea that somebody wants to spread a little bit of Christmas around to everybody,” Brumfield said. “It’s not a big, giant, flamboyant thing. It’s a simple thing, but it’s something thousands and thousands of people can get a little smile from.”This is the fifth Christmas Brumfield has spent in her home in the Sifton area. She passes the trees regularly while driving from her home to Washington State University Vancouver, where she’s taking classes. She doesn’t remember a year without the decorated trees.Every year, typically after Thanksgiving, the decorations begin to appear. Some years, it begins with a lone tree. Other years, multiple decorated trees appear the same day.Some trees are wrapped in sparkly silver or red tinsel. Others are adorned with round ornaments in a range of colors — red, gold, green, silver. Some are topped with big bows; one has an angel.last_img read more

Anger rises as more Courtyard Village tenants ordered to vacate

first_imgNew legal notices to vacate — or to evict, in cases where departing tenants have decided against paying any more rent — went out Tuesday to more residents in more buildings at the Courtyard Village Apartments complex. The complex was purchased last year by Parc Central LLC, a subsidiary of Metropolitan Land Group of Beaverton, Ore., which wants to improve the dilapidated complex and raise the rents.A first wave of legal notices to vacate two buildings went out at the beginning of December, and several families left by the end of the month — or got two-week hardship extensions.A second set of notices went out Tuesday. And now, according to local officials trying to help residents move out or carry on something like normal lives, things have started to get ugly.“There is a heightened level of anger,” said Carla Felt, the Family Community Resource Center coordinator for nearby Washington Elementary School and initial point of contact for people affected by the crisis at Courtyard Village. “They feel they were told it would be a while and here it is already. There’s definitely a stronger current of anger now. They weren’t expecting this so soon.”“What are we supposed to do, go live on the streets?” one resident — who asked not to be named for fear of retaliation — wondered in an email to The Columbian. “I have too many medical problems to be out in the cold and homeless. It’s sad how all of us that live here were lied to that it would be two or three years and now we find out that it’s going to be within the year. It’s so wrong how all of us are being treated.”last_img read more

Homer Voted 2nd Safest City in Alaska

first_imgThe five safest cities kept violent crime below the national average, with two cities reporting zero counts of murder. Robbery came in as the second-least common violent crime, with no city seeing more than four incidents.  Homer came in with the lowest rate of violent crimes. According to the report, statewide, Alaska’s violent crime rate is more than twice the national average of 4.49 incidents per 1,000.  Alaska’s five safest cities, however really stand out for their stellar records with an average of only 2.18 violent crimes per 1,000 people. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享For the second consecutive year, Homer ranks as the second safest city in Alaska, according to a report released by Safewise. Homer ranked behind Sitka. Palmer, Unalaska and Ketchikan for the top fives spots. Of all the crime reported in these cities (and in Alaska overall), most were property crimes. Safewise (an independent review and comparison company dedicated to providing consumers with information and educational materials about home security systems and techniques) bases its rankings on the most recent FBI report. In a release from the City of Homer, “the Homer Police Department’s highly trained, professional police force plays a big role in these favorable conditions.  They promote a positive, safe environment by prioritizing community policing techniques in which the Department works with the community to address citizen concerns, to engage and maintain citizen involvement in crime prevention activities, and to employ de-escalating techniques to defuse potentially violent encounters.” HPD’s Project Drive program, their naloxone training (as part of Homer’s multi-agency strategy designed to prevent the harms from opioid drug use), and the City’s involvement in the Green Dot program are community policing examples that have garnered State-wide acclaim.last_img read more

Spanfeller Media Group Launches TV Series

first_imgWith second-screen viewing on the rise and the lines between platforms continuing to merge, Spanfeller Media Group is looking to capitalize on its digital presence and enter the world of television.The publisher’s largest site, The Daily Meal, is launching a television series at the end of this month in partnership with film and television producer, Ubiquimedia. The show hasn’t been sold yet, but Spanfeller is in talks with four networks, according to Jacqueline Stone, the company’s senior vice president of marketing.The Daily Meal already posts three to five videos each day, some in a test kitchen in-house and some filmed on location. Videos live in one of nine independent channels and get integrated into the site’s text content. The television show will be used differently though. “The TV show is going to have a wider variety, be more fast-paced,” Stone says. “We’re not just going to repurpose the television show for the website and the website for the television show. We really want them to complement each other.”Stone, who also worked on the launches of the Food Network and MSNBC in previous roles, gives the site’s “101 Best Restaurants” feature as an example of how the collaboration will work. The show will highlight the top 2 or 3 restaurants on the list with instructions on where to find the rest of the winners online.Spanfeller—and any potential network suitor—is counting on that interplay between the brand’s TV and digital audiences. In fact, The Daily Meal’s 9-million monthly uniques are a major reason the site is getting serious attention from networks in the first place, according to Stone.”One of the things the networks really like is that we have over 9 million unique monthly visitors that will tune in,” she says. “The old format was to create a show and put it on TV, then beg, borrow and steal for tune in. Now, networks look at sites like ours where you have that built-in audience and can drive that tune-in.”Spanfeller’s news comes days after video assumed a prominent spot for publishers at NewFronts. Condé Nast and Time Inc., among a few others, announced major investments that would make original video programming a big part of their content plans in 2014 and beyond.More on this topic Investing Outside the Box: The Daily Meal’s Test Kitchen The Daily Meal Hires JP Kyrillos as President Spanfeller Media Lands $5 Million Series C Round Spanfeller Media to Launch Active Lifestyle Site Spanfeller Media Launches Second Website Q&A: Jim Spanfeller Wants “Entwined” ConsumersJust In Editor & Publisher Magazine Sold to Digital Media Consultant TIME Names New Sales, Marketing Leads | People on the Move The Atlantic Names New Global Marketing Head | People on the Move Bonnier Corp. Terminates Editor-in-Chief for Ethics Breach BabyCenter Sold to Ziff Davis Parent J2 Media | News & Notes PE Firm Acquires Majority Stake in Industry DivePowered bylast_img read more

HOT OFF THE PRESS Wilmington Recreation Offers Day Trip To New York City

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Recreation Department presents “A Day In New York City” on Saturday, October 19, 2019.The motor coach will depart the Town Common Parking Lot (142 Middlesex Avenue) at 6:30am and return at 1:30am.You will arrive in New York City at approximately 11am (weather and traffic permitting), with drop-off locations at Rockefeller Center, Battery Park, and Canal Street. Your trip leader and bus driver will tell you where to meet the bus for your return trip to Wilmington. Be in the general vicinity by 9:15pm. The bus will depart New York City at 9:30pm.The trip costs $65 for Wilmington residents and $70 for non-residents.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWILMINGTON REC REMINDERS: Day Trip To New York City On October 19In “Community”HOT OFF THE PRESS: Wilmington Recreation Organizes Trip To See “Mutts Gone Nuts!” Show In WrenthamIn “Community”HOT OFF THE PRESS: Wilmington Recreation Offers “March Gladness” Road Trip To Catskill MountainsIn “Community”last_img read more

Merging different fashion trends

first_imgFashion changes with time and the different perspectives are explored through clothes when one uses their creative streak. Those fashion aficionados, who love to adorn beautiful creations, can see the latest collection of ace designer Chandrani Siingh Fllora that was unveiled at the Amazon India Fashion Week 2016 in the national Capital recently. Keeping the aesthetic of Kolkata alive, Chandrani’s latest collection ‘Mrityunjay’ inspired by Lord Shiva’s avatar uses his symbols like the Trishul, conch shell and cannabis leaves in the form of ingenious prints and sparkling embroidery techniques.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Her colour palate includes white, rust, grey, indigo and bottle green that adds flavour to this line. Interestingly, this is the first time used hand woven fabrics and has experimented with delightful stripes and ombre dyeing techniques. Her collection questions the notion of formal, casual and seamlessly blends the same in stride. She has incorporated casual and sportswear detailing in formal clothing, highlighting the hybrid lifestyles we live in. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix“Best wishes to Chandrani Siingh Fllora for her show and we applaud the effort made by Mr Sethi in giving a platform to the creative minds through FDCI,” said Debashis Dutta, Managing Director, Boroline.Sunil Sethi, president, FDCI said, “We are proud to associate with the iconic brand Boroline which has its roots in the city of Kolkata. It will be interesting to see how Chandrani Siingh Fllora, our designer from Kolkata reinterprets the age-old symbols of Lord Shiva in a modern milieu through inventive thinking and modern silhouettes.”  Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) had announced Boroline as the official sponsor for AIFW 2016. Boroline presented Chandrani Siingh Fllora to showcase an ingenious collection at AIFW 2016.last_img read more

Drug narcotics seizure worth Rs 12 crore in 5 days worries cops

first_imgKolkata: Kolkata Police has seized drug and narcotics worth Rs 12 crore in past five days, which made the police lose sleep over the newly emerged market for narcotics racketeers where students are the targeted customers.During the past few months Special Task Force (STF) of Kolkata Police arrested several drug and narcotics racketeers and came to know that maximum number of their customers are students from various educational institutions across the city. During the probe, investigators came to know that drug and narcotics elements are entering India through Myanmar border. It has been the corridor for such illegal trade since a long time to deliver the drugs and other narcotics elements to Bangladesh. Even after trouble cropped up in North East, narcotics racketeers are still using the same area to smuggle in the drugs but changed the corridor to deliver those to Bangladesh using Kolkata and a few other Bangladesh adjacent districts of Bengal. As a result a market for such illegal trade has emerged in Kolkata during last few years. According to police sources, earlier only rave parties and night clubs were the place where usually drugs and narcotics were used to be sold. After police came to know about such activities, several raids were conducted in late night parties and several persons were apprehended with drugs and narcotics elements. Since then such activities were controlled and supply of drugs and narcotics elements gone down a lot. According to police sources, during the past few months, STF personnel have arrested several narcotics racketeers with huge quantity of such elements and came to know that they are targeting students of educational institutions in the city. During a detailed probe police found that Amphetamines commonly known as ‘Yaba’ in tablet form is the most popular narcotic element among the youths as it is quite cheaper than the other narcotic elements. However, police are trying to create awareness and suggesting authorities of educational institutions across the city to arrange councelling sessions for their students in order to save the students from the clutches of drugs and narcotics elements. “We are concern about the illegal trade. Vigilance has been stepped up to prevent such trade,” said a senior Kolkata Police official.last_img read more

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first_imgAadel Chaudhuri Explains the Use of Liquid Biopsy for RadiotherapyVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 4:36Loaded: 3.53%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -4:36 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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December 4, 2009 – Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI) is a molecular breast imaging technique increasingly being used in the diagnostic workup of patients with indeterminate mammograms and has demonstrated the ability to detect cancers missed by mammography and ultrasound. However, broad acceptance of this imaging technique has been limited due to the inability to perform minimally invasive, image-guided biopsy procedures under this modality. One technique that may break through this limitation is stereotactic BSGI needle guidance, according to findings presented by Cynthia Lorino, M.D., of the Montgomery Breast Center of Montgomery, Ala. at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). In this study, the GammaL c device, an accessory to the Dilon 6800 Gamma Camera, provided accurate lesion localization and facilitated needle-guided biopsy. The stereotactic lesion localization system was developed to allow BSGI-guided, vacuum-assisted needle biopsy. The purpose of the study was to examine the clinical viability of the system.Patients who were routinely scheduled for a needle biopsy based on clinical findings and also had a focal abnormality on BSGI were invited to participate in the clinical trial of the GammaL c system. In the study, 17 patients of variable breast sizes patients with lesions ranging from 4 mm to 70 mm underwent BSGI-guided vacuum-assisted needle biopsies. All of the biopsy results were concordant with known Sestamibi avid pathologies successfully demonstrating the clinical accuracy of this guidance system. In addition, in some cases, both the BSGI diagnostic examination and Gamma-Guided biopsy were conducted in a single day using only one administration of Sestamibi. The authors wrote in their conclusion, “The GammaLoc stereotactic biopsy apparatus provides an accurate, convenient means for conducting vacuum-assisted needle biopsy of breast abnormalities.”The GammaL c accessory is pending FDA clearance.For more information: www.dilon.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content News | Biopsy Systems | March 29, 2019 Dune Medical Launches First-in-Man Trial for Smart Biopsy Device Dune Medical Devices has just completed the first in-man cases for Smart Biopsy, its percutaneous soft tissue biopsy… read more Technology | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | June 19, 2018 EDAP Announces FDA Clearance for Focal One HIFU Prostate Ablation System EDAP TMS SA has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Focal One device for… read more News | Prostate Cancer | February 12, 2019 Micro-Ultrasound and Artificial Intelligence Combining to Detect Prostate Cancer Cambridge Consultants has partnered with Exact Imaging, makers of the ExactVu micro-ultrasound platform, as the two… read more Biomarker blood test accurately confirms remission in non-smoker with HPV-associated oral cancer. News | December 04, 2009 Breast-Needle Localization Gives BSGI a Boost News | Breast Biopsy Systems | January 17, 2019 Novel Technique May Significantly Reduce Breast Biopsies A novel technique that uses mammography to determine the biological tissue composition of a tumor could help reduce… read more Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | October 03, 2018 Leica Biosystems Launches MammoPort Specimen Containment and Transport System Leica Biosystems announced the U.S. launch of MammoPort, the first integrated specimen containment and transport system… read more Videos | Radiation Oncology | November 07, 2018 VIDEO: Use of Liquid Biopsies to Assess Radiotherapy Response Aadel Chaudhuri, M.D., assistan read more News | Prostate Cancer | September 19, 2018 Exact Imaging Partners to Improve Prostate Cancer Detection With Artificial Intelligence Exact Imaging, makers of the ExactVu micro-ultrasound platform, has partnered with U.K.-based Cambridge Consultants to… read more News | Radiation Oncology | October 30, 2018 Biomarker Blood Test Accurately Confirms Remission in HPV-associated Oral Cancer October 30, 2018 — A highly sensitive blood test that detects minute traces of cancer-specific DNA has been shown to read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | August 10, 2018 Exact Imaging Becomes UroGPO Imaging Partner Exact Imaging announced that it has become a UroGPO Imaging Partner, joining the North American urology-specific group… read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | February 20, 2019 FDA Clears Ion Endoluminal Lung Biopsy System The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared the Ion endoluminal system from Intuitive Surgical Inc. to enable… read more last_img read more

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first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Philips and Microsoft have partnered to develop an augmented reality system to help imporve workflow and procedural navigation in the cath lab. Physicians wearing visors can view and interact with true 3-D holograms above the patient on the table and manipulate the image with voice and hand motion commands to avoid breaking the sterile field.  Feature | Mobile C-Arms | July 01, 2019 | By Paramjit “Romi” Chopra, M.D. Mobile C-arm Technology Helps Build Efficiency A mobile C-arm is a medical imaging read more Related Content 360 Photos | Angiography | May 17, 2019 360 View Inside a Cath/EP Lab at Baylor Heart Hospital This is a view inside one of the 11 cath labs at … read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 11, 2019 Mednax National Cardiac Centers of Excellence Program Highlighted at SCCT 2019 Mednax Inc. and Mednax Radiology Solutions announced that Chief Medical Officer Ricardo C. Cury, M.D., FSCCT, will… read more Technology | Radiation Dose Management | April 04, 2019 Omega Medical Imaging Launches AI-enabled FluoroShield for Radiation Reduction The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Omega Medical Imaging 510(k) clearance to offer their artificial… read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 24, 2019 WVU Medicine Installs First Alphenix 4D CT in the U.S. The West Virginia University (WVU) Heart and Vascular Institute is the first hospital in the country to acquire the… read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | June 24, 2019 Mentice and Siemens Healthineers Integrate VIST Virtual Patient With Artis Icono Angiography System Siemens Healthineers and Mentice AB announced the collaboration to fully integrate Mentice’s VIST Virtual Patient into… read more center_img Technology | Radiation Dose Management | May 23, 2019 ControlRad Announces FDA Clearance and Launch of ControlRad Trace ControlRad Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted 510(k) clearance for its ControlRad… read more Technology | Angiography | March 01, 2019 iSchemaView Launches RAPID Angio iSchemaView announced the release of RAPID Angio, a complete neuroimaging solution for the angiography suite that… read more News | Computed Tomography (CT) | March 04, 2019 Aidoc Announces CE Mark for AI-based Pulmonary Embolism Workflow Tool Artificial intelligence (AI) radiology solution provider Aidoc announced the commercial release of its CE-marked… read more Technology | December 28, 2011 Philips Introduces Mobile C-Arm With Flat Detector Image courtesy of GE Healthcare December 28, 2011 — Royal Philips Electronics recently introduced the Philips Veradius Neo mobile C-arm with flat detector. The device allows surgeons to more easily and precisely handle challenging patients and procedures.Designed in collaboration with surgeons from around the world, Veradius Neo features a completely new C-arc geometry, specially designed to accommodate even obese patients with increased maneuverability. It also offers flexible dose management settings and advanced flat detector imaging technology to support surgeons in performing the latest image-guided surgical interventions to help improve patient care.To simplify communication between surgical team members and make it easy to quickly move to a requested position, the Veradius Neo now has a color coded geometry. Once in the desired position, the system’s advanced flat detector technology provides high-quality images. Surgeons can use these undistorted images to help place screws and other devices with precision.Minimally invasive procedures, such as endovascular repairs, are performed by surgeons using small stents and other devices that can be difficult to visualize. To provide adequate visualization during a procedure, a mobile C-arm must be able to produce high contrast images of dynamic anatomy. The flat detector on the Veradius Neo meets these high requirements by providing high contrast digital subtraction angiography (DSA) runs and roadmap guidance.The device’s advanced X-ray generation technology allows distortion-free visualization of dynamic anatomy in challenging procedures like transaortic aneurysm repair. During the vascular cases, the surgeon is in full control, ensuring a seamless vascular workflow.X-ray dose remains a concern for the surgical environment for general procedures and, in particular, long, minimally invasive procedures. Philips’ system incorporates a full range of dose management features that allow low X-ray dose for lengthy minimally invasive procedures, while providing high-quality images.Beam filters enhance the quality of X-ray while the monoblock design results in sharp pulses to support excellent dose efficiency. The easily removable grid on the flat detector makes it possible to visualize small anatomy and extremities with exceptional image quality.Philips exhibited the Veradius Neo mobile C-arm in its booth at RSNA 2011.For more information: www.philips.com News | Advanced Visualization | February 25, 2019 Philips and Microsoft Showcase Augmented Reality for Image-Guided Minimally Invasive Therapies Philips will unveil a new mixed reality concept developed together with Microsoft that the company says is designed for… read morelast_img read more

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first_imgNews | November 01, 2017 FINAO Solutions’ Hosted Intelerad Environment Reaches 1 Million Annual Studies FINAO deploys, maintains and supports medical imaging solutions for hospitals and reading groups in the southeastern U.S. Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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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 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 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 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 November 1, 2017 — FINAO Solutions, a provider of turnkey medical imaging solutions and end-to-end information technology (IT) services for hospitals and radiology groups, announced that it is processing in excess of 1 million radiology studies per year through its hosted Intelerad environment.“At FINAO, we’re quite proud of this milestone,” said Gene Cathey, CEO, FINAO Solutions. “In addition to it representing a tremendous amount of hard work, we also see it as a testament to the quality of services and solutions that we provide.” Based out of Huntsville, Ala., FINAO has provided medical imaging services and solutions since 2004. Providing a full range of radiology solutions in local, hosted and hybrid environments, FINAO’s solution suite includes everything from complete picture archiving and communication system (PACS) solutions, to voice recognition, critical test results management, referring physician communication and more. In addition to providing needs assessments for medical imaging providers, FINAO also deploys, maintains and supports the solutions that it resells. This is highly beneficial for medical imaging providers who do not have the in-house expertise to manage IT systems and applications. FINAO also has expertise in overlaying PACS from various vendors, which creates highly-efficient cross-enterprise workflows.For more information: www.intelerad.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 | 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 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 Related Content News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s.last_img read more

Male Triathletes May Be Putting Their Heart Health at Risk

first_img Videos | 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… read more January 9, 2018 – Competitive male triathletes face a higher risk of a potentially harmful heart condition called myocardial fibrosis, according to research presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Nov. 26-Dec. 1 in Chicago. The increased risk, which was not evident in female triathletes, was directly associated with the athletes’ amount of exercise.Myocardial fibrosis is scarring of the heart. It usually affects the pumping chambers, also known as the ventricles. The condition might progress to heart failure. While regular exercise has beneficial effects on the cardiovascular system, previous studies have shown the presence of myocardial fibrosis in elite athletes.“The clinical relevance of these scars is currently unclear,” said study lead author Jitka Starekova, M.D., fellow in the Department for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology and Nuclear Medicine at University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf in Hamburg, Germany. “However, they might be a foundation for future heart failure and arrhythmia.”Starekova and colleagues recently studied a group of triathletes, including 55 men, average age 44, and 30 women, average age 43. The study group underwent cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exams with the contrast agent gadolinium, which is taken up by both normal and injured heart muscle tissue. Gadolinium washes out quickly in normal heart tissue, but much more slowly in scarred tissue, revealing a difference in contrast between normal and injured heart muscle after approximately 10 minutes. This phenomenon, known as late gadolinium enhancement, is a useful tool for detection of myocardial fibrosis.Evidence of myocardial fibrosis was apparent in the left ventricle — the heart’s main pumping chamber — in 10 of 55 of the men, or 18 percent, but in none of the women.These same athletes had completed significantly longer total swimming and cycling distances and had higher peak exercise systolic blood pressure than their counterparts without myocardial fibrosis.Lifetime competition history for the athletes showed that the number of completed Iron Man triathlons and the number of middle distance triathlons were significantly higher in the male triathlete population compared to the female triathlete population, suggesting that the fibrosis risk was likely associated with exercise level.“Comparison of the exercise test results revealed that female triathletes had lower systolic blood pressure at peak exercise and achieved lower maximal power compared to male triathletes,” Starekova noted. “Furthermore, comparison of the sport history showed that females had a tendency to complete shorter distances compared to male triathletes. This supports the concept that blood pressure and race distances could have an impact on formation of myocardial fibrosis.”There are several possible factors for the link between the amount of exercise and the risk of myocardial fibrosis, according to Starekova. Higher exercise-induced systolic blood pressure may result in greater myocardial mass, she said, and more exercise might expose the athlete to a higher risk of myocarditis, or inflammation of the heart muscle. These factors, in combination with repeatedly increased stress of the left ventricular wall due to exercise, could injure the heart muscle.Other factors may be responsible for the striking difference in myocardial fibrosis risk between male and female triathletes, Starekova said, including the presence of testosterone.“Although we cannot prove the exact mechanism for the development of myocardial fibrosis in triathletes, increased systolic blood pressure during exercise, the amount and extent of race distances and unnoticed myocarditis could be cofactors in the genesis of the condition,” she said. “In other words, repetition of any extreme athletic activity may not be beneficial for everyone.”The researchers plan long-term follow-up studies to see if any cardiac events occur in the triathletes who had evidence of myocardial fibrosis.Co-authors are Enver Tahir, M.D., Kai Muellerleile, M.D., Alexandra von Stritzky, M.D., Julia Muench, M.D., Maxim Avanesov, M.D., Julius Weinrich, M.D., Christian Stehning, Sebastian Bohnen, M.D., Ulf K. Radunski, M.D., Eric Freiwald, M.D., Stefan Blankenberg, M.D., Gerhard Adam, M.D., Axel Pressler, M.D., Monica Patten, M.D., and Gunnar K. Lund, M.D.For more information: www.rsna.org Key RSNA 2017 Study Presentations, Trends and Video FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more Videos | 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) read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. Image courtesy of Imago Systems Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more Related Content Video Player is loading.GE Cardiographe cardiac CT scanner at SCCT19Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:38Loaded: 26.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:38 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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What a dump Google Maps apologizes for Trump fauxpas

first_img Posted by VANCOUVER — Google Maps is apologizing for what it says were inappropriate names used for Trump landmarks that surfaced on its maps over the weekend, including in Vancouver.For a brief period on Saturday, Google Maps displayed the Vancouver building carrying the name of U.S. president-elect Donald Trump as Dump International Hotel and Tower.The Associated Press said users of the mapping service also reported on social media that Trump’s Manhattan building was renamed Dump Tower.Trump has been using several floors of the New York City building as the base for his transition operation leading to his inauguration in January.A statement from Google Maps says it apologizes for any offence that may have been caused by the renaming and its teams immediately took action to fix the issue.Questions about how the problem could have occurred or who might have caused it were not answered. Tuesday, November 29, 2016 << Previous PostNext Post >> The Canadian Press center_img Tags: Donald Trump, Trump Hotels Share What a dump! Google Maps apologizes for Trump faux-paslast_img read more