WITH LOVE AND WIGS CATHERINE OHARA AND SCHITTS CREEK FINALLY BROKE THROUGH

first_imgAdvertisement WITH LOVE (AND WIGS), CATHERINE O’HARA AND SCHITT’S CREEK FINALLY BROKE THROUGH AT THE EMMYSIt’s rare for a show five seasons in—with its sixth and final season on the way—to break through at the Emmys, but that’s just what Schitt’s Creek did. And the joint Pop TV and CBC series is that kind of show: a rarity. The acclaimed comedy created by father-son duo Eugene Levy and Dan Levy is unlike any other comedy on TV. READ MORETWITTER GOES WILD OVER THE EMMY NOMINATIONS FOR SCHITT’S CREEKIt’s been a long time coming. Schitt’s Creek was nominated for four Emmys on Tuesday, including Outstanding Comedy Series.Twitter blew up with excitement about the underdog comedy that made moves all the way to the top.MOIRA GOT HER EMMY NOM AND I’M VERY EMOTIONAL ABOUT ALL OF THIS. @TheEmmys— dan levy (@danjlevy) July 16, 2019 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter THE LITTLE SHOW THAT DID: SCHITT’S CREEK STAR SHOCKED BY EMMY NOMS ‘ROLLING IN’‘Maybe it’s just the Canadian in me where you think, ‘Oh, we’re probably not going to get more than one, if we get one’,’ Eugene Levy saidEugene Levy described Schitt’s Creek as “the little show that could” to the Toronto Star — and it was the little show that did. The Canadian comedy series, with a small American cult following, caught the attention of the Television Academy and earned four Emmy nominations when the list came out Tuesday.On top of the show vying for best comedy series and best contemporary costumes, Levy was nominated for best lead actor in a comedy series and his opposite, Catherine O’Hara who plays Moira Rose, was nominated for best leading actress in a comedy series. READ MORESchittscreek | InstagramTHE CANADIAN CAST OF ‘SCHITT’S CREEK’ CAN’T STOP CELEBRATING THEIR EMMY AWARD NOMINATIONSThe Emmy nominations were released on Tuesday, July 16, and we think it’s safe to say that the Schitt’s Creek cast stole the show, especially in Canada. Fans of Schitt’s Creek were patiently waiting for their favorite show to shine and this year, their dream finally came true! But fans weren’t the only ones excited about the nominations. The Schitt’s Creek cast celebrated their four Emmy nominations last night on social media with the rest of Canada. READ MORE Advertisementcenter_img Login/Register With: Dan this means you can’t end the show now sorry those are the rules— Molly Knight (@molly_knight) July 16, 2019READ MORE Advertisement Facebooklast_img read more

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Wynne wraps China trade mission

first_imgSHENZHEN, China – Premier Kathleen Wynne wrapped up a trade mission to China and says the trip has secured nearly $2 billion in agreements between Ontario and Chinese companies.Speaking from Shenzhen, China on Friday, Wynne told The Canadian Press that those agreements will create more than 2,000 jobs in Ontario.The premier and business delegates from the science, tech, agri-food and automotive sectors met with Chinese businesses throughout the week.In Shenzhen, Wynne met with BYD, the world’s largest electric vehicle manufacturer, which is planning to expand its auto assembly and finishing operations to Ontario.On this trip, which is her third trade mission to China, the premier has also travelled to Chongqing.While the Chinese leg of the trip is over, the delegation will continue the trade mission travelling to Hong Kong and then on to Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi in Vietnam.As important as signing deals is to the broader trip, Wynne said making contacts that leads to future investment is a key element of the mission.“Right now, because of what’s going on in terms of global economic uncertainty, it’s really even more important that we have these connections,” she said. “That we diversify our trade and investment relationships.”last_img read more

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Calgary Farmers Market opening new location near COP

first_imgFans of the Calgary Farmers’ Market will soon have a second location where they can load up on local delicacies.Plans have been unveiled for a new market along Highway 1 across from Canada Olympic Park.According to its website, Calgary Farmers’ Market West will transport you to old New York with the spirit of the Rocky Mountains.The 50,000-square-foot location will include al-fresco style shopping and dining areas.It’s set to open in the spring of 2020 and is already accepting applications from vendors.The current farmers’ market on Blackfoot Trail opened in 2011.Open Gallery3 itemslast_img read more

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MR assures to fight separation Audio

The hardline TNA position is being viewed as a move to woo the pro-LTTE diaspora some of whom were critical of the party’s chief ministerial candidate, former top judge C V Wigneswaran.The north and the east were separated in a court order in 2006 having remained as one unit for administrative purposes since 1987 as part of the Indo-Lanka Peace Accord. “What Prabakaran (the late LTTE leader) could not do none of today’s ones will ever be able to do,” the Press Trust of India quoted President Rajapaksa as telling a political gathering in Kandy. President Mahinda Rajapaksa today asserted that he would not allow separation of the island ahead of a crucial provincial election in the Tamil-dominated north.In a veiled reference to the main Tamil party, Tamil National Alliance’s poll manifesto for the September 21 northern provincial election, Rajapaksa said, “I will not allow the separation of the country.” Audio Playerhttp://colombogazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/H.E-Kandy-Speech.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. The TNA’s election manifesto takes the party back to the Tamil minority’s main demand for self government in a merged north and east province. The northern provincial council election came about as a result of consistent pledges from the Sri Lankan President and is seen as crucial by international watchers.The election is considered a major step towards reconciliation with the island’s Tamil minority since the end of the brutal three-decade-long civil war in 2009 that killed an estimated 100,000 people, when government troops finally crushed LTTE rebels fighting for a separate Tamil homeland.The international community including India have been constantly urging Sri Lanka to hold the election in a free and fair manner. read more

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Twentyfive senior lawyers appointed as Presidents Counsel

Twenty-five senior lawyers were appointed as President’s Counsel by President Maithripala Sirisena today.The appointments were made at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo. M.A. Sumanthiran, Upul Jayasuriya and J.C. Weliamuna were among those appointed as President’s Counsel.Others appointed are Daya Pelpola, Ariya B.Rekawa, Anura Bandara Meddegoda, Nissanka Nanayakkara, Neville Abeyratne, K. Anuja Kaushika Premarathna, L.M. Hidayatullah, Samantha Rathwatte, Wijerathna Dharmasena, Upali Senarathna, Padma Bandara, K. Malik Peiris, Karunarathna Herath, Mahendra Suwadarathna, P.C.M. Jayasekara, Mohan Weerakoon, R.S.P. Samaranayaka, Ananda Wickramasekara, Vijaya Niranjan Perera, Karunadevage Wimaladasa, Mohammad Nisam Kariyappar and Vivekanandan Puvitharan. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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Moms edict – eat your veggies – subject of UN symposium

Asserting that boosting consumption of these fresh foods can cut obesity and other diseases, the World Health Organization (WHO) will open the “Fourth International 5 A Day Symposium” next week in New Zealand. The event will bring together health professionals, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), retailers and producer industry representatives to strengthen initiatives worldwide to increase fruit and vegetable consumption. Co-sponsored by WHO and the Produce for Better Health Foundation, the two-day symposium opening on Monday in Christchurch will focus on encouraging countries in the Asia/Pacific region to develop new 5 A Day-type initiatives, such as partnerships with supermarkets. “WHO works across the entire spectrum of nutritional health problems, from malnutrition to obesity,” explained WHO Assistant Director-General Dr. Catherine Le Galès Camus. “As well as helping prevent chronic non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and some cancers, adequate fruit and vegetable intake also helps reduce nutritional deficiencies and increases resistance to infectious diseases.” According to the World Health Report, at least 2.7 million deaths globally each year can be traced to low fruit and vegetable intake. Across the planet, there are more than 1 billion overweight adults – at least 300 million of them obese. An estimated 171 million people worldwide have diabetes, and this figure likely to double by 2030. The symposium will examine ways to adapt the “5 A Day” fruit and vegetable promotion concept to different countries, as well as how to influence school, retail and job environments to support this goal. Key messages will include the importance of prevention in addressing chronic non-communicable diseases, and the role that 5 A Day-type programmes can play in influencing parental decisions and educating the young on healthy eating to instil healthy patterns for life. read more

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At meeting of Iraqs neighbours envoy pledges UNs commitment to helping Iraqi

The comments by Ashraf Qazi, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Iraq, came at a meeting in Cairo that brought together representatives from Iraq’s neighbouring countries, the Arab League, the Group of Eight industrialized nations and the Security Council’s permanent members. The meeting is intended to follow up on a conference held last November in the Egyptian resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh.Mr. Qazi briefed the participants on UN efforts to support the Iraqis through the transitional process, including the provision of technical support and strategic advice for the 30 January balloting.The UN envoy also met with Iraq’s interim Foreign Minister, Hoshyar Zebari, and discussed with him the preparations for the elections to ensure that they are comprehensive and successful. They also discussed the political and security environment in the country. read more

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US business stockpiles edged up modest 01 per cent in May while

by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Posted Jul 15, 2013 10:09 am MDT US business stockpiles edged up modest 0.1 per cent in May while sales rose strong 1.1 per cent AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WASHINGTON – U.S. businesses increased their stockpiles only slightly in May, despite a solid sales increase. The figures suggest economic growth has slowed but could pick up in the second half of the year.The Commerce Department said Monday that business stockpiles rose just 0.1 per cent in May from April, half the previous month’s increase.Sales increased 1.1 per cent in May after being flat in April. That’s the best gain since February.Slower restocking could weigh on economic growth in the April-June quarter because it means companies ordered fewer factory goods. But the strong sales gain suggests companies may have to order more goods in the coming months to keep up with demand. That could drive more economic growth in the second half of the year.Many analysts think economic growth has slowed to an annual rate of around 1 per cent or even less in the April-June quarter. That would lower than the subpar 1.8 per cent annual rate from January through March.Economists expect growth should rebound in the second half of the year to a roughly 2.5 per cent annual rate as the effects of federal tax hikes and government spending cuts fade.The May increase brought total stockpiles to a seasonally adjusted $1.66 trillion. That’s up just 3.8 per cent from May 2012.Wholesalers cut their stockpiles 0.5 per cent, while manufacturers’ inventories were unchanged in May. Retail stockpiles rose 0.6 per cent.Sales at the wholesale level rose 1.6 per cent to lead all categories. Sales at manufacturers and retailers increased slightly below that level.A separate report Monday showed that retail sales slowed to a modest 0.4 per cent increase in June.The brighter second half outlook is bolstered by steady job growth, which has kept consumers spending. Employers have added 202,000 jobs a month through the first six months of this year. That’s up from 180,000 in the previous six months.The increase in hiring has helped overall income grow, offsetting some of the drag from higher taxes. read more

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Attila Vadkerti Pick Szeged for HP I would like to finish my

After signing his newest contract, we spoke with the most faithful player and team captain of PickSzeged, Attila Vadkerti about his ties to Szeged, his views on international handball and about hisfourteen seasons in the same team.Q: Where did you start playing and how did you get to Szeged?Attila Vadkerti: I was born in Szeged but when I was 3 my family moved to Érsekújvár (Nové Zamky in Slovakia).I started playing there in primary school and when I turned 14, right before starting highschool Idecided I definately wanted to play in Hungary. My biggest dream was to play in the National Team.Longing to be away felt a bit strange since I really liked being in Érsekújvár, but this feeling was sostrong that I had to leave. At that time one of the highschools in Szeged had a sport-specific classwhere I could continue playing handball too. Two years thereafter my family moved back to Szeged.Q: Since when have you been a pro player of Pick Szeged?Attila Vadkerti: I got my first professional contract in 1999 and I have been a Pick Szeged player ever since. I wish toconclude my career in Szeged.Q: You used to be a playmaker in your youth but now you usually play on the wing. What was thereason for this change? Wouldn’t you have preferred to play in your original place?Attila Vadkerti: I always say I play wherever I’m placed or where I can be of use. Whether it’s wing or center postions or in fastbreak situations it’s all the same to me. The team is the first thing for me. You can see it in my statistics: the assists I give are more than the goals I score. If I spot another player in a better position than mine I pass the ball to him. For me the team’s success is more important than scoring many goals.Q: Which has been the strongest Pick Szeged in the last 14 seasons?Attila Vadkerti: The 2007 gold medalist team was the strongest. In those years we really closed in on Veszprém andeven managed to dethrone them in the League. In 2006 and in 2008 we won the Hungarian Cup,both years against Veszprém. Those were really successful years but in spite of the quality playersand the great victories that team wasn’t the most coherent. Before the 2010/11 season the clubhad major financial difficulties, key players left and we almost had to start from scratch. But thisconstruction was so fruitful that it created the most coherent, hungry-for-success team I had everseen. I really enjoyed the team’s spirit, the way we fought hard every time. Players of the (almost)same age and attitude were put together and the results started coming. We reached third place inour CL group, which was remarkable achievement from that young team.Q: Have you ever had a moment in your life when you thought really seriously about accepting anotherteam’s offer or your ties to Szeged have always been stronger than leaving?Attila Vadkerti: The team’s management usually approached me about prolonging 1 year before the end of myactual contract. As we were able to agree on terms, I stayed.Once I heard about the idea of changing the team’s name. I didn’t like this idea at all.Pick Szeged means tradition, past and many great memories for me, so I wouldn’t want it to berenamed. I would like to finish my career in Pick Szeged, this is very important for me.Q: You are the most faithful Szeged player ever, which is quite exceptional. Have you ever regrettedanything, would you have done something differently?Attila Vadkerti: No, I like the city, the team, I have always felt great here and I’m satisfied. As I said earlier my ideasand the management’s ideas have always been compatable so it naturally resulted in extendingthe contract. So far I have won 1 Championship, 2 Cups, which might not be much but for me arepriceless because I won them as a Pick Szeged player.Q: Tell me about Szeged’s develpoment, the road it took from 1999 to 2013. How did it’s place ininternational competition change? What was the biggest hit?Attila Vadkerti: Pick Szeged had been a major team in international competition for a long time, but the realbreakthrough was in 2003 when we knocked out defending champions Montpellier (with Omeyer,Karabatic, Guigou, Anquetil, Bojinovics, etc.). The next year we should have needed only one goalagainst defending champions Celje (Koksharov, Rutenka, Zorman, Natek) to advance. 2007 was alsoa succesful year. We have been regarded as an internationally acknowledged team ever since, justrecently proven by Bogdan Wenta’s comments after our home match against Kielce. He spoke highlyof our team and he was very happy about being defeated by only one goal in Szeged. I believe it isgreat acknowledgement when a renowned coach of a team of world-class players makes this kind ofcomment about us. Most visiting teams can’t be certain of winning in Szeged and we need to keep upthe good work in the future.Q: What do think about the changes in international handball? It seems that men’s handball is gettingstronger, many great teams are being built and the competition will be more balanced.Attila Vadkerti: I think this is really great. Apart from Asobal most leagues are getting stronger, LNH is almost a matchto Bundesliga. In Poland, Macedonia or in Hungary strong teams are being put together which makesthose leagues more attractive. Or there’s Tatran Presov in Slovakia. They are getting stronger andstronger and getting close to the elite teams. However a renowned team with strong players cannotfunction without a well-organized background and second-line youth players.Q: It is quite common in european club football and lately in club handball that Arabic oil billionairespurchase entire teams. Then in a very short time they buy many world-class players regardless ofmoney. What future effect do you think it will have on international handball?Attila Vadkerti: I think this is good that they buy world stars. First a new great team is created, on the other hand inthe teams where the stars come from, young players will have more chance to prove themselves.Because of this european club handball can be enriched with new talents.Q: By what concept should the team be formed? What should be the proportion of young players andexperienced ones?Attila Vadkerti: The expectations are always there. I think fans can be satisfied with success. It is difficult to find theright balance but I believe the fans in Szeged wouldn’t settle for mediocracy. It is very important todevelop young talents but class players who can make the best decisions in crucial moments are alsonecessary. The management has to bring in players who fit into the team’s structure, regardless oftheir nationality. Naturally a few hungarian players are necessary (if possible from Szeged). They canbe that emotional plus for the fans. Success is the most important, many people gain power fromit. When we became champions in 2007 no one cared about how many old, young, Hungarian orforeign players we had in that team. The entire city celebrated with us.Q: Do you agree that developing young players has had a setback? There aren’t many new talents apartfrom Bence Zdolik (and perhaps Ancsin). We haven’t seen a young player getting a serious role in thenational team for a long time.Attila Vadkerti: Developing young players always produced mixed results. There were those born in 1981: Buday,László Nagy, Laluska and some others who quickly found their place in the adult team and theNational Team thereafter. Or perhaps the 1984-generation with Zubai, Mikler, Császár, who are alsokey players of the National Team. In other cases however many years pass without having any youngplayer who is good enough. Fortunately the state’s role has increased in subsidizing young players’development and it should produce good results within a few years. Ample financial resources, thegrowing popularity of handball and appropriate professional background can mean nice results, butas I said at least 4-5 years are needed.Q: Do you plan you life in Szeged with your family? Would you stay around handball, maybe in PickSzeged after the end of yor professional life? Or do you have some completely different plans?Attila Vadkerti: I signed my new contract not long ago. This will end in 2016 at my age of 34. so I’m likely to finish mycareer in Pick Szeged. But that’s still far away so I will have plenty of time to think about my future.INTERVIEW: Gábor Várkonyi, Peter ButtyPHOTO: Ivanyi Aurel attila vadkertiHungarian handballhungarian handball federationHungaryMKB VeszprempickPick SzegedSzegedvadkertiveszprem ← Previous Story Bundesliga (Round 29): THW Kiel closer to the title after opponents lose Next Story → Copa Del Rey: Atletico beat Barca for the Final! read more

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This was a very difficult decision INMO accepts Haddington Road deal

first_imgONE OF THE biggest unions which rejected the Croke Park II pay deal has recommended that its members accept its successor, the proposed ‘Haddington Road’ deal.The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) said this evening that it had been a ‘very difficult decision’ but that it believed that the deal is the best possible available.The INMO’s executive council, which met this evening to decide what to recommend to members, said there were a number of issues with the Haddington Road deal, most notably the increase in working hours for nurses and midwives, which it said would continue to be a source of frustration to members. It also cited problems with the controversial graduate recruitment scheme which offered jobs to recent graduates at a rate below the usual starting salary.However in a statement, it said that any alternative to the deal was likely to be worse than what was currently on offer.“This was a very difficult decision for my executive council to make but the choices are very stark, ” said Liam Doran, the general secretary of the INMO.“The improvements secured, following the rejection of previous proposals, are significant and fully justified the successful campaign for a No vote in April.” He added:The executive council feels that these are the best set of proposals which can be obtained through negotiation, and much better than the government’s alternative draconian legislation.The measures in the new deal will now be put to the membership in a ballot with the result to be known by Friday 21 June.SIPTU, the country’s biggest trade union and one of the unions which voted against the Croke Park II deal,  has recommended its members accept the new deal, while two teachers unions – the ASTI and TUI – have rejected the deal, saying it isn’t sufficiently different from Croke Park II to change their minds.Read: Here’s what’s contained in the new ‘Haddington Road’ public pay deal > Read: Secondary teachers’ unions reject new ‘Haddington Road’ pay deal >last_img read more

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Greece wont budge Varoufakis

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis will not bring a list of new reform measures to the meeting of EU finance ministers later this week, he said in a newspaper interview Tuesday.“The Eurogroup is not the right place to present proposals which haven’t been discussed and negotiated on a lower level before,” Varoufakis told the German mass-circulation daily Bild.But he said the Greek negotiation team is “available at any time” to find a comprehensive solution with its partners “on condition that their representatives come to the table with a firm and clear mandate.”Greece’s 240-billion-euro bailout expires on June 30, and to meet that deadline, a reform deal must be resolved by Thursday when the eurozone’s 19 finance ministers, who control the purse strings of the rescue programme, meet in Luxembourg.Varoufakis said talks in Brussels collapsed on Sunday because “the representatives of the creditors told us that they didn’t have a mandate to hold in-depth negotiations over our proposals and measures to resolve the debt crisis.“That’s the reason why there was no outcome,” Varoufakis said. Greece and its creditors are locked in a stalemate after the loan talks collapsed, bringing Athens just two weeks away from a catastrophic default on its debt.While the European executive insisted the EU-IMF creditors had made “major concessions”, the radical-left government in Athens continues to reject what it views as “irrational” austerity demands.The talks concerning the release of the 7.2 billion euros ($8.1 billion) in rescue funds remaining in Greece’s bailout have dragged on for five months.Source: AFPlast_img read more

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Fruit Valley residents see resolution near for nuisance property

first_imgClick to enlarge One of Vancouver’s longest-running nuisance properties may be coming down. Paul Johnston, who owns the deteriorated two-story house on the edge of the Fruit Valley neighborhood, was given an order from the city last month: Bring the property up to code or tear it down. The house at 4416 N.W. Fruit Valley Road has plywood covering the doors and windows. Prior to recent mowing, the grass in the lawn stood more than a foot tall. A metal fence that borders the property displays a No Trespassing sign, but that hasn’t stopped graffiti artists from using the house as a canvas.The ultimatum has been a long time coming. The address is the subject of a string of code violations that date back to 1992.“There’s been many, many complaints over the years,” said Randy Scrivner, code compliance officer for the city of Vancouver. “It’s not being maintained. It’s clearly an eyesore.”He said that over the years, the property has drained public resources. The house has been visited by police for trespassing and graffiti, firefighters responding to blazes set at the property and code enforcement officers investigating complaints. In 2006, officials searched the property and reported finding an illegal auto repair and wrecking business, solid waste stored throughout the property and unapproved water, plumbing and septic systems. The search resulted in 41 violations and $10,000 in fines. Johnston said he ultimately paid the city $7,500.last_img read more

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Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka says Brexit could open up revenue growth opportunities

first_imgInfosys CEO Vishal Sikka acknowledged the short-term uncertainties of Brexit as banks take stock of the short-term impact. Sikka is, however, optimistic on the prospects for higher revenue growth driven by fresh demand for IT services from other countries from the European Union.”Banks are trying to figure out what changes need to be made and what it means for near-term spending… Unfortunate as it is that some of these walls are being created due to Brexit, it does create more need for services, integration, more need for ways to interact across boundaries. So, it means opportunity for revenue growth,” Sikka told PTI.Following the release of quarterly earnings on July 15, Infosys scaled down its revenue forecast for the fiscal 2016-17 to 10.5-12 percent from the earlier 11.5-13.5 percent, taking future Brexit impact into account, even as Infosys is less exposed to the UK market than TCS.In dollar terms, Infosys posted a decline in consolidated net profit of 4.5 percent quarter-on-quarter, while profits were down by 1.3 percent year-on-year, according to the company’s statement on earnings for the quarter ended June 30, 2016.Meanwhile, TCS CEO N. Chandrasekharan struck a cautious note on the impact of Brexit on the Indian IT industry after the company’s results, declared on Thursday (July 14), exceeded analysts’ estimates for the June 2016 quarter.The UK contributed 14.8 percent of TCS’s revenues in the quarter ended June 30, 2016, compared to the rest of Europe, which accounted for 11.5 percent.Chandrasekharan said inputs from clients did not suggest a negative impact though the company would look for probable impact.”Based on anything I’ve heard from any client, I don’t have any negative input at this point. Having said that, we need to watch how Brexit plays out, how companies react, especially financial institutions,” he was quoted by Reuters, adding that TCS continues to seek inputs from important customers.He said he felt positive about the company’s future line-up of deals and also said the company looks to push prices upward in the areas of digital, consulting and automation.Tech Mahindra, which derives 29 percent of revenue from Europe, according to Edelweiss Securities Ltd., is also watchful of the Brexit effect.C P Gurnani, the company’s CEO, said expects Brexit to bring losses in terms of its receivables, albeit the loss would be a “notional” one though he did not expect turn over from products and services to be impacted, according to the Economic Times.The company will announce its quarterly earnings on Aug. 1, 2016, according to its filings with the Bombay Stock Exchange.last_img read more

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50 kg marijuana recovered 1 held in Kishoreganj

first_imgCaption: A detective branch (DB) police team led by Shafiqul Islam recovered 50 kg marijuana in Kishoreganj on Sunday. Security forces have recovered 50 kilograms of marijuana and detained one person in Kishoreganj.A detective branch (DB) police team led by Shafiqul Islam recovered 50 kg marijuana from Chouddosto in sadar upazila at about 2:30pm on Sunday.Acting on a tip-off, police chased a tractor from Bazitpur upazila of the district.They detained its driver Jashim Mia, 20, son of Md. Anu Mia Sarker of Chobakar village in Debidar upazila of Comilla district.Police had information that a huge amount of marijuana was being trafficked from Akhaura of Brahmanbaria to Tarakanda in Mymensingh district.Acting officer in charge of DB police Shafiqul Islam said that on information, police followed the tractor from Bazitpur, recovering the marijuana at Chouddosata area in Kishoreganj sadar upazila and took the driver into custody.In the primary interrogation, Jashim admitted to police he was involved in marijuana trafficking, said Shafiqul Islam of the Detective Branch (DB). ase was filed with Kishoreganj sadar model police station in this connection. Arrested Jashim was produced before the Kishoreganj court, the DB official added.last_img read more

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US aircraft carrier strike group patrolling S China Sea

first_imgThis US Navy photo obtained February 7, 2017 shows the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson participating in a replenishment-at-sea with the Black Knights of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 4 and the cargo and ammunition ship USNS Charles Drew (rear) in the Pacific Ocean on February 3, 2017. AFPA US aircraft carrier strike group is patrolling in the South China Sea, the US Navy said Saturday, days after Beijing told Washington not to challenge its sovereignty in the waterway.China asserts ownership of almost all of the resource-rich waters despite rival claims from several Southeast Asian countries. It has rapidly built reefs into artificial islands capable of hosting military planes.The USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier group was engaging in “routine operations in the South China Sea,” the navy said in a statement on its website.It noted that the ships and aircraft had recently conducted exercises off Hawaii and Guam to “maintain and improve their readiness and develop cohesion as a strike group.””We are looking forward to demonstrating those capabilities while building upon existing strong relationships with our allies, partners and friends in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region,” strike group commander Rear Admiral James Kilby said in the statement.China’s foreign ministry said ships and aircraft were allowed to operate in the area according to international law.But Beijing “firmly opposes any country’s attempt to undermine China’s sovereignty and security in the name of the freedom of navigation and overflight,” spokesman Geng Shuang told journalists Wednesday, responding to reports that the Vinson was headed to the South China Sea.”We also urge the US to refrain from challenging China’s sovereignty and security and to respect regional countries’ efforts to maintain peace and stability in the South China Sea,” he said.The Vinson has deployed to the South China Sea 16 times in its 35-year history, the US Navy said.Washington says it does not take sides in the territorial disputes but has several times sent warships and planes to assert freedom of navigation in the Sea, sparking protests from Beijing.last_img read more

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Fame for nothing

first_imgBhavya Sharma The Internet has become an incredible medium for people to showcase their talent to the world. Many gifted people came into the spotlight by exhibiting their abilities. After conquering YouTube through his insanely humorous videos, comedian Bhuvan Bam is now the most followed content writer in India. Vidya Vox with her melodious voice created the fusion of western and Indian music and won millions of hearts. The artist has over 4.2 million subscribers on Youtube. While on one side, these people became overnight internet sensations, there are others who got their five minutes of fame for doing nothing noteworthy. Here is the list of people who confounded netizens by becoming wildly popular: Also Read – Add new books to your shelfOm Prakash Mishra: Just like Dhinchak Pooja, Om Prakash also showcased his miserable talent of singing. His sexist and cringe-worthy song ‘Bol Na Aunty Aau Kya’ came out in December 2015. Very much like the Dhinchak Pooja, various meme pages made him an overnight sensation. While many criticised his song for its cheap and vulgar lyrics, there were fans who celebrated his song by shouting the lyrics on the top of their voices at various public spots.Sanjeev Shrivasatva: The video of this 46-year-old man hailing from Madhya Pradesh went viral on the very day it was uploaded. He was seen performing on Govinda’s hit song ‘Aap k Aa Jane Se’. The video was widely circulated and granted him the title of “Dancing Uncle”. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveSanjeev was seen shaking a leg with Salman Khan in the episode of ‘Dus ka Dum’. He was later called to share the dance floor with his idol Govinda on the sets of ‘Dance Deewane’. Sanjeev Shrivasatva: The video of this 46-year-old man hailing from Madhya Pradesh went viral on the very day it was uploaded. He was seen performing on Govinda’s hit song ‘Aap k Aa Jane Se’. The video was widely circulated and granted him the title of “Dancing Uncle”. Sanjeev was seen shaking a leg with Salman Khan in the episode of ‘Dus ka Dum’. He was later called to share the dance floor with his idol Govinda on the sets of ‘Dance Deewane’.Renu Gurjar: This girl from Noida make funny voiceovers videos. She dubs videos of famous celebrities to make an absolutely trashy video. Despite such pointless videos she has over 25K subscribers on Youtube and 178,981 followers on her Facebook page.These infamous people are a clear-cut evidence on how the audience is boosting complete “FOOLS” Somwati Mahawar: Currently, the memes on Somwati are breaking the internet.Her ‘Chai Peelo Friends’ video is still surfacing on Facebook and Instagram to a great extent. On the app Vigo Video she gained around 9,000 followers with over 400 videos.The internet is drooling over her videos and making hilarious memes. She continued to make people laugh by uploading more such videos.In some videos she even exhibited her non existent talent in dance.last_img read more

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Microsoft Pushes Toward Virtual Reality With Hologram Headset

first_imgJanuary 22, 2015 Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Microsoft Corp surprised the tech world on Wednesday with a prototype hologram visor that can bring the Minecraft video game, Skype calls and even the landscape of Mars to three-dimensional life.The aging tech pioneer, which long ago lost the mantle of the world’s most inventive company, is making a bold play to regain that title in the face of stiff competition from Google Inc and Apple Inc.Virtual or enhanced reality is the next frontier in computing interaction, with Facebook Inc focusing on its Oculus virtual reality headset and Google working on its Glass project.Microsoft said its wire-free Microsoft HoloLens device will be available around the same time as Windows 10 this autumn. Industry analysts were broadly excited at the prospect, but skeptical that it could produce a working model at a mass-market price that soon.”That was kind of a ‘Oh wow!’ moment,” said Mike Silver, an analyst at Gartner who tried out the prototype on Wednesday. “You would expect to see a relatively high-priced model this year or next year, then maybe it’ll take another couple of years to bring it down to a more affordable level.”Microsoft does not have a stellar record of bringing ground-breaking technology to life. Its Kinect motion-sensing game device caused an initial stir but never gripped the popular imagination.The company showed off a crude test version of the visor – essentially jerry-rigged wires and cameras pulled over the head – to reporters and industry analysts at a gathering at its headquarters near Seattle.Microsoft’s HoloLens, a holographic lens device that allows users to see three-dimensional renderings of computer-generated images.Image credit: Reuters | Microsoft | HandoutIt did not allow any photographs or video of the experience, but put some images on its website. Microsoft has been working on the top-secret project for a few years, and showed off a number of scenarios: manipulating virtual objects that can be sent to a 3D printer, creating a Minecraft-like game environment in a room and letting users point to objects on the other end of the line in a Skype video call.Most realistically, it demonstrated a lifelike panorama of the surface of Mars gathered from NASA’s Curiosity Rover. NASA has already been working with Microsoft to develop software called “OnSight,” which will allow scientists on earth to virtually explore and plan experiments on Mars.”It is incredible and surprised me in how far the state of the art has progressed with holograms. I kept waiting for Princess Leia to appear,” said IDC analyst Al Hilwa, referring to the Star Wars character.”But the future wildcard is whether a significant chunk of the population will be willing to wear such gear. We also have to wait and see what compelling applications emerge and how broadly life-changing they are,” he added.(Reporting by Bill Rigby; Editing by Chris Reese and Lisa Shumaker) 3 min read This story originally appeared on Reuters Register Now »last_img read more

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first_img Molecular Imaging View all 22 items Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2019 meeting in July. The system was pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval at AHRA, but received FDA 510(k) clearance in early August 2019.The system features a 33-inch aperture, large enough to place a wheelchair inside. It can be rotated 90 degrees in either direction and the deck can be parked in any position, making it easier for patients to get on and off the 660-pound weight table. The FluoroSpeed X1 offers controls that are ergonomic for technologists, with duplicate controls on each side for either a left- or right-handed tech. The machine also has a large aperture to allow swallow studies.The FluoroSpeed X1 comes equipped with a 17 x 17-inch dynamic digital X-ray detector (FPD) in the table bucky, allowing it to both be used for fluoroscopy as well as radiographic exams.Read more about the FluoroSpeed X1:Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Related Cardiac Sarcoidosis Content:ASNC and SNMMI Release Joint Document on Diagnosis, Treatment of Cardiac SarcoidosisNew PET-CT Scan Improves Detection in Rare Cardiac Condition25 Most Impactful Nuclear Cardiology ArticlesRecent Advances in Cardiac Nuclear Imaging Technology Artificial Intelligence | July 22, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Machine Learning to Automate Radiotherapy Treatment Planning Leigh Conroy, Ph.D., physics resident, University Health Network, Princess Margaret Cancer Center, Toronto, Canada, explains how her center is using machine learning to automate treatment plans. The center is one of the first to use the RayStation machine learning treatment planning system for radiation oncology. She spoke at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Radiology Imaging View all 288 items Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2019 meeting in July. The system was pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval at AHRA, but received FDA 510(k) clearance in early August 2019.The system features a 33-inch aperture, large enough to place a wheelchair inside. It can be rotated 90 degrees in either direction and the deck can be parked in any position, making it easier for patients to get on and off the 660-pound weight table. The FluoroSpeed X1 offers controls that are ergonomic for technologists, with duplicate controls on each side for either a left- or right-handed tech. The machine also has a large aperture to allow swallow studies.The FluoroSpeed X1 comes equipped with a 17 x 17-inch dynamic digital X-ray detector (FPD) in the table bucky, allowing it to both be used for fluoroscopy as well as radiographic exams.Read more about the FluoroSpeed X1:Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Related Articles on Y-90 Radiotherapy:Current Advances in Targeted Radionuclide TherapyA Look Ahead in Targeted Radionuclide TherapyRadioactive Bead Therapy Now Used for Head, Neck TumorsNCCN Guidelines Recommend Y-90 Microspheres for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Treatment Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes Nate Bachman, graduate research assistant in the Human Cardiovascular Physiology Lab of the Dept. of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University, describes how he and fellow researchers used multiple types of cardiac imaging to evaluate the health of athletes who compete in endurance events lasting six hours or more, and what the results may suggest for future screening.Watch the VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019, an interview with AHRA President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA. Radiation Therapy | February 21, 2019 VIDEO: Whole Versus Partial Radiotherapy for Breast Cancer ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with Christy Kesslering, M.D., medical director of radiation oncology at the Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center, about the different radiation therapy options for breast cancer patients offered at the center.Watch the VIDEOs Advancements in Radiation Therapy for Brain Cancer and Multidisciplinary Treatment of Brain Tumors with Vinai Gondi, M.D., director of research and CNS neuro-oncology at the Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center.Additional videos and coverage of Northwestern Medicine Related Enterprise Imaging Content:RSNA Technology Report 2017: Enterprise ImagingVIDEO: Building An Effective Enterprise Imaging StrategyFive Steps for Better Diagnostic Image ManagementVIDEO: Enterprise Imaging and the Digital Imaging Adoption ModelEnterprise Imaging to Account for 27 Percent of Imaging MarketVIDEO: Defining Enterprise Imaging — The HIMSS-SIIM Enterprise Imaging WorkgroupVIDEO: How to Build An Enterprise Imaging System Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA, discuss some of the most important clinical topics at the 2019 AHRA Annual Meeting and how the association plans to help its members embrace technological change in the coming years. Among the main focuses at the meeting were clinical decision support (CDS), artificial intelligence (AI) and the use of data analytics to improve equipment and personnel performance. Watch the VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes, an interview with Colorado State University graduate research assistant Nate Bachman at AHRA 2019. Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., FACC, assistant professor of medicine and radiology, associate program director, advanced cardiac imaging fellowship, University of Utah, explains what radiologists and cardiologists need to know what is needed from CT imaging prior to ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation (AF) and ventricular fibrillation (VF). He spoke at a joint session of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the 2019 SCCT meeting.  Find more SCCT news and videos Related CT Calcium Scorining Content:VIDEO: New Cholesterol Guidelines Support CT Calcium Scoring for Risk Assessment — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D.CT Calcium Scoring Becoming a Key Risk Factor AssessmentACC and AHA Release Updated Cholesterol Guidelines for 2018VIDEO: CT Calcium Scoring to Screen For Who Should Take Statins — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D. Horizon Medical Imaging (HMI) version 11.7 is the latest release of McKesson’s picture archiving and communications system (PACS) with both infrastructure updates and usability enhancements. The new version also enhances medical imaging workflow from order entry to report distribution, image analysis to data storage and distribution. HMI 11.7 provides users with all the tools needed to have a complete end-to-end workflow in one workspace, including a new Web-based PACS Admin solution available for PACS administrators. It offers all the functionality of the traditional PACS Admin application in a Web-based interface. Also new for Horizon Rad Station-Distributed is the Web Applications Page – for quick selection of Web-based HMI applications (PACS Admin, critical results reporting and HMI Control Station) and a number of usability enhancements.Additionally, McKesson’s solutions for Medical Imaging include: “¢ Open, standards-based and cost-effective infrastructure/architecture; highly scalable and configurable with flexible deployment “¢ Clinical Workflows, (critical results reporting, emergency room discrepancy tracking) that bridges the technology boundaries between the radiologist and external data sources and supports the act of medical image interpretation and radiology reporting”¢ A range of add-on solutions – such as Mammography Plus, Horizon Study Share and VTRIP that support growing clinical needs “¢ Third-party integrations and the newly released “report connector” software, that addresses the needs of a multivendor heterogeneous environment McKesson also recognizes the growing demand for professional services to support the adoption of healthcare technology as hospitals realize that simply adding another technology into their clinical mix – and by continuing with the same, dated processes and workflow – will not get them to their goals of business optimization or productivity management. McKesson Medical Imaging Professional Services – from data migration, to staff augmentation, to business analytics and a complete system analysis – will help them realize the full value/potential of their IT commitment.For more information: www.AllAboutPACS.com Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes Nate Bachman, graduate research assistant in the Human Cardiovascular Physiology Lab of the Dept. of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University, describes how he and fellow researchers used multiple types of cardiac imaging to evaluate the health of athletes who compete in endurance events lasting six hours or more, and what the results may suggest for future screening.Watch the VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019, an interview with AHRA President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA. CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) scanner on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting in July. It is aimed at cardiology office based imaging and was released this past spring at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.The system has removable tablets on each side of the scanner where the tech can adjust the machine, review scout scans and trigger the scanner. The idea is to improve workflow and allow the tech to remain at the bedside longer to be with the patient, rather tucked away in a remote control room using an intercom.The entire system is built into the gantry seen here, so there is no need for extra equipment in a closet, cabinet or server tower.It comes in a 128 slice configuration with 4 cm of anatomical coverage per rotation.It uses the Stellar detector and tin filtration to eliminate low energy photons and help lower dose. It can be programmed to aid workflow by automatically removing bone, create cured planar reconstructions, lung CAD and other post-processing features so more time can be spent on reading scans. The scanner also comes with a HeartFlow FFR-CT starter pack.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related content:itnTV “Conversations”: The Accuray Philosophy CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) scanner on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting in July. It is aimed at cardiology office based imaging and was released this past spring at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.The system has removable tablets on each side of the scanner where the tech can adjust the machine, review scout scans and trigger the scanner. The idea is to improve workflow and allow the tech to remain at the bedside longer to be with the patient, rather tucked away in a remote control room using an intercom.The entire system is built into the gantry seen here, so there is no need for extra equipment in a closet, cabinet or server tower.It comes in a 128 slice configuration with 4 cm of anatomical coverage per rotation.It uses the Stellar detector and tin filtration to eliminate low energy photons and help lower dose. It can be programmed to aid workflow by automatically removing bone, create cured planar reconstructions, lung CAD and other post-processing features so more time can be spent on reading scans. The scanner also comes with a HeartFlow FFR-CT starter pack.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Information Technology | April 17, 2019 itnTV “Conversations”: Creating an Interoperability Strategy With Intellispace Enterprise Edition as the foundation, Philips Healthcare is connecting facilities and service areas within enterprises, while developing standards-based interoperability that preserves customers’ investments and best of breed systems.  Recent Videos View all 606 items Find more SCCT news and videos Related GE Edison Platform Content:VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence – GE Builds AI Applications on Edison PlatformGE Healthcare Unveils New Applications and Smart Devices Built on Edison Platform Related CT Calcium Scorining Content:VIDEO: New Cholesterol Guidelines Support CT Calcium Scoring for Risk Assessment — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D.CT Calcium Scoring Becoming a Key Risk Factor AssessmentACC and AHA Release Updated Cholesterol Guidelines for 2018VIDEO: CT Calcium Scoring to Screen For Who Should Take Statins — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D. Artificial Intelligence | March 28, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence – GE Builds AI Applications on Edison Platform GE launched a new brand that covers artificial intelligence (AI) at the Radiological Socoety of North American (RSNA) 2018 meeting. The company showed several works-in-progress, including a critical care suite of algorithms and experimental applications for brain MR. Each is being built on GE’s Edison Platform. Find more SCCT news and videos Related GE Edison Platform Content:GE Healthcare Unveils New Applications and Smart Devices Built on Edison PlatformVIDEO: itnTV Conversations — What is Edison? CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. It was designed specifically for cardiac imaging and so has a very compact footprint so it can be used in an office setting or small room. It offers a fast gantry rotation speed to freeze cardiac motion and has large enough anatomical coverage to view the scan the entire heart in one rotation.One of these systems was recently installed at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, where they have an extensive structural heart program. Read more about this intall.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2019 meeting in July. The system was pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval at AHRA, but received FDA 510(k) clearance in early August 2019.The system features a 33-inch aperture, large enough to place a wheelchair inside. It can be rotated 90 degrees in either direction and the deck can be parked in any position, making it easier for patients to get on and off the 660-pound weight table. The FluoroSpeed X1 offers controls that are ergonomic for technologists, with duplicate controls on each side for either a left- or right-handed tech. The machine also has a large aperture to allow swallow studies.The FluoroSpeed X1 comes equipped with a 17 x 17-inch dynamic digital X-ray detector (FPD) in the table bucky, allowing it to both be used for fluoroscopy as well as radiographic exams.Read more about the FluoroSpeed X1:Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos Artificial Intelligence | March 13, 2019 VIDEO: How iCad Uses AI to Speed Breast Tomosynthesis At RSNA 2018, iCad showed how its ProFound AI for digital breast tomosynthesis technology might help in the interpretation of tomosynthesis exams. Rodney Hawkins, vice president of marketing for iCad, discusses how this technology can better help detect the cancer.Related content:Artificial Intelligence 2018: What Radiologists Need to Know About AIRSNA 2018 Sunday – Improving, Not Replacing Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes Nate Bachman, graduate research assistant in the Human Cardiovascular Physiology Lab of the Dept. of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University, describes how he and fellow researchers used multiple types of cardiac imaging to evaluate the health of athletes who compete in endurance events lasting six hours or more, and what the results may suggest for future screening.Watch the VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019, an interview with AHRA President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA. RSNA | April 03, 2019 VIDEO: Editor’s Choice of the Most Innovative New Technology at RSNA 2018 ITN Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the most interesting new medical imaging technologies displayed on the expo floor at the 2018 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting. The video includes new technologies for fetal ultrasound, CT, MRI, mobile DR X-ray, a new generation of fluoroscopy systems, MRI contrast mapping to better identify tumors, and a new technique to create moving X-ray images from standard DR imaging.Watch the related VIDEO: Editor’s Choice of the Most Innovative New Artificial Intelligence Technologies at RSNA 2018. This inlcudes a tour of some of the recently FDA-cleared AI technologies for medical imaging at RSNA 2018.  Technology Reports | April 01, 2018 Technology Report: Artificial Intelligence 2017 ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of artificial intelligence advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2017 annual meeting.  AI was by far the hottest topic in sessions and on the expo floor at RSNA 2017. Here are links to related deep learning, machine learning coverage:Why AI By Any Name Is Sweet For RadiologyValue in Radiology Takes on Added Depth at RSNA 2017VIDEO: Key Imaging Technology Trends at RSNA 2017VIDEO: Deep Learning is Key Technology Trend at RSNA 2017VIDEO: Machine Learning and the Future of RadiologyVIDEO: Expanding Role for Artificial Intelligence in Medical ImagingHow Artificial Intelligence Will Change Medical Imaging Digital Radiography (DR) | October 05, 2016 Technology Report: Digital Radiography Systems Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of digital radiography (DR) advances at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2016 meeting. Read the article “The Coming Push for DR.”  Watch a technology report sidebar video on new DR Systems technology. Information Technology | April 15, 2019 itnTV “Conversations”: Vital Images Helps Build Infrastructure for the Future Vital Images has developed a strategy that allows its customers to capture revenues that are otherwise missed while building the infrastructure for the future. In an interview with itnTV, Vital Images executives Larry Sitka and Geoffrey Clemmons describe how the company has reconciled this vision of the future with near-term realities. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | January 08, 2016 RSNA Technology Report 2015: MRI Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2015. Below is related MRI content:RSNA Technology Report 2015: Magnetic Resonance ImagingRecent Advances in MRI TechnologySoftware Advances in MRI TechnologyAdvances in Cardiac Imaging at RSNA 2016Recent Trends and Developments in Contrast MediaComparison Chart: MRI Wide Bore Systems (chart access will require a login, but is free and only takes a minute to register)Comparison Chart: MRI Contrast Agents(chart access will require a login, but is free and only takes a minute to register)Comparison Chart: Cardiovascular MRI Analysis Software(chart access will require a login, but is free and only takes a minute to register) Artificial Intelligence | January 15, 2019 Technology Report: Artificial Intelligence 2018 In Artificial Intelligence 2018: What Radiologists Need to Know About AI, ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of artificial intelligence (AI) advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2018 annual meeting. Related content:Atrium Health Debuts Amazon Alexa Skill to Help Patients Access Medical CareSmart Speaker Technology Harnessed for Hospital Medical Treatments Radiology Business | May 03, 2017 VIDEO: MACRA’s Impact on Cardiology Kim A. Williams, Sr., M.D., chief of cardiology at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago and former president of both the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), explains the impact of healthcare reform on cardiology and specifically on nuclear perfusion imaging.  Enterprise Imaging | July 09, 2019 VIDEO: Building the Right Team for Enterprise Imaging Success — Part 2 ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with Don Dennison, healthcare IT consultant and Chris Roth, M.D., associate professor of radiology, vice chair, information technology and clinical informatics, and director of imaging informatics strategy at Duke University Medical Center, about how to find the right people to deploy a successful enterprise imaging strategy.Watch part 1 of the interview at the 2019 Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) conference. Related CT Calcium Scorining Content:VIDEO: New Cholesterol Guidelines Support CT Calcium Scoring for Risk Assessment — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D.CT Calcium Scoring Becoming a Key Risk Factor AssessmentACC and AHA Release Updated Cholesterol Guidelines for 2018VIDEO: CT Calcium Scoring to Screen For Who Should Take Statins — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D. Brachytherapy Systems | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: New Alpha Emitter Brachytherapy Seeds in Development Lior Arazi, Ph.D., assistant professor at Ben-Gurion University, Israel, explains the potential benefits of a new Radium-224 brachytherapy seed technology he is helping develop. The technology uses high-dose alpha particles to kill cancer cells, but has a very short tissue penetration, so it can be placed very close to critical structures without causing collateral damage to healthy tissue. He discussed this technology in sessions at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. AAPM | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care Cynthia McCollough, Ph.D., director of the Mayo Clinic Computed Tomography (CT) Clinical Innovation Center, professor of medical physics and biomedical engineering, and the 2019 president of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), explains the “building bridges” theme of the 2019 AAPM meeting. This theme was the focus of her president’s address at the 2019 AAPM meeting. She spoke on the theme of diversity and how to break down the barriers between various minorities, male-female, religion, national origin, etc. She gave many photo examples of how we pigeon hole people into neat categories and that we often say we have equally in society, however her images showed recent images of big political summits where there are no women present, or they were the secretaries in the background. She said in medical practice, department administration and collaboration on projects, people need to be cognoscente of bias they have engrained by culture for which they may not even be aware.She showed a slide of the AAPM membership makeup by generation and said members need to keep in mind the way each generation thinks and communicates varies by their generation’s life experience and upbringing. McCollough said understanding these differences can help bridge perceived gaps in communication. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). 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At RSNA 2018, GE Healthcare formally presented Edison as the company’s new applications platform, designed to speed the delivery of precision care.  Enterprise Imaging | January 14, 2019 Technology Report: Enterprise Imaging 2018 In Enterprise Imaging 2018: Balancing Strategy and Technology in Enterprise Imaging, ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of enterprise imaging advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2018 annual meeting. Women’s Health | March 25, 2019 VIDEO: Ultrasound Versus MRI for Imaging of the Female Pelvis Deborah Levine, M.D., professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School and vice chair for academic affairs in the Department of Radiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, describes scenarios where magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could be more useful than ultrasound in issues with the female pelvis. Find more SCCT news and videos Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., FACC, assistant professor of medicine and radiology, associate program director, advanced cardiac imaging fellowship, University of Utah, explains what radiologists and cardiologists need to know what is needed from CT imaging prior to ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation (AF) and ventricular fibrillation (VF). He spoke at a joint session of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the 2019 SCCT meeting.  Radiation Oncology | May 13, 2019 Patient-first Innovations from Accuray at ASTRO 2018 At ASTRO 2018, Accuray showcased new patient-first innovations, including motion synchronization on Radixact, and the new CK VoLO, a fast optimizer on the CyberKnife system. Andrew Delao, senior director of marketing for Accuray, highlights the new features. Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the name-sake of the Agatston score used in CT calcium scoring. He explains the history of the scoring system from the early 1990s and the evolution of CT technology for cardiac imaging. The latest American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 cholesterol guidelines now include the use of CT calcium scoring, which was a big topic at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the name-sake of the Agatston score used in CT calcium scoring. He explains the history of the scoring system from the early 1990s and the evolution of CT technology for cardiac imaging. The latest American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 cholesterol guidelines now include the use of CT calcium scoring, which was a big topic at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting.center_img Enterprise Imaging | March 27, 2019 VIDEO: GE Healthcare’s CCA Analytics Provides Governance for Enterprise Imaging GE Healthcare Centricity Clinical Archive (CCA) Analytics, shown at RSNA 2018, works directly with the vendor neutral archive (VNA), allowing users to evaluate clinical, financial and operational processes across the healthcare system. The analytics solution shows how all of the different components of the archive and all of the imaging sources — departments, facilities and modalities — are working across the enterprise. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Find more SCCT news and videos Sponsored Videos View all 142 items Mammography | April 15, 2019 VIDEO: A Discussion on Proposed FDA Rules for Mammography Reporting Wendie Berg, M.D., Ph.D., FACR, chief scientific advisor to DenseBreast-info.org and professor of radiology at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine/Magee-Women’s Hospital of UPMC, spoke with ITN Editorial Director Melinda Taschetta-Millane about some of the proposed amendments to the language being used for mammography reporting and quality improvement.Read the article “FDA Proposes New Rules for Mammography Reporting and Quality Improvement” Find more news and videos from AAPM. Breast Imaging | April 18, 2019 VIDEO: Age, Interval and Other Considerations for Breast Screening In a keynote lecture at the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI)/American College of Radiology (ACR) 2019 Symposium, Diana Miglioretti, Ph.D., dean’s professor of biostatistics at UC Davis Health, discussed risk-stratified breast cancer screening and its potential to improve the balance of screening benefits to harms by tailoring screening intensity and modality to individual risk factors.Read the article “How Risk Stratification Might Affect Women’s Health”Read the article “FDA Proposes New Rules for Mammography Reporting and Quality Improvement”Watch the VIDEO: A Discussion on Proposed FDA Rules for Mammography Reporting Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA, discuss some of the most important clinical topics at the 2019 AHRA Annual Meeting and how the association plans to help its members embrace technological change in the coming years. Among the main focuses at the meeting were clinical decision support (CDS), artificial intelligence (AI) and the use of data analytics to improve equipment and personnel performance. Watch the VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes, an interview with Colorado State University graduate research assistant Nate Bachman at AHRA 2019. Radiation Oncology View all 91 items CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. It was designed specifically for cardiac imaging and so has a very compact footprint so it can be used in an office setting or small room. It offers a fast gantry rotation speed to freeze cardiac motion and has large enough anatomical coverage to view the scan the entire heart in one rotation.One of these systems was recently installed at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, where they have an extensive structural heart program. Read more about this intall.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Advanced Visualization | April 01, 2019 VIDEO: The GE iCenter Looks Toward the Future of New Technologies GE Healthcare goes beyond core equipment maintenance to help clients solve some of their most important asset and clinical performance challenges through digital solutions. Cardio-oncology | March 22, 2019 VIDEO: Characterization of Cardiac Structural Changes and Function Following Radiation Therapy Magid Awadalla, MBBS, is an advanced cardiac imaging research fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has been involved in an imaging study of cardiac changes from photon radiotherapy in breast cancer patients using serial cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The radiotherapy beams used to treat breast cancer pass close to the neighboring heart, which can cause cardiac cell damage leading to issues like heart failure later on. He spoke on the topic of cardio-oncology at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2019 meeting. Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., FACC, assistant professor of medicine and radiology, associate program director, advanced cardiac imaging fellowship, University of Utah, explains what radiologists and cardiologists need to know what is needed from CT imaging prior to ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation (AF) and ventricular fibrillation (VF). He spoke at a joint session of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the 2019 SCCT meeting.  Find more news and videos from AAPM. Find more SCCT news and videos Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos Related CT Technology Content:New CT Technology Entering the MarketVIDEO: Advances in Cardiac CT Imaging — Interview with David Bluemke, M.D.Expanding Applications for Computed TomographyVIDEO: Overview of Cardiac CT Trends and 2019 SCCT Meeting Highlights —Interview with Ron Blankstein, M.D., directVIDEO: 10 Tips to Improve Cardiac CT Imaging — Interview with Quynh Truong, M.D.FFR-CT: Is It Radiology or Cardiology?VIDEO: ITN Editor’s Choice of the Most Innovative New Technology at RSNA 2018VIDEO: Using Advanced CT to Enhance Radiation Therapy Planning — Interview with Carri Glide-Hurst, Ph.D.VIDEO: Tips and Tricks to Aid Cardiac CT Technologist WorkflowManaging CT Radiation DoseVIDEO: ITN Editor’s Choice of Most Innovative New Cardiac CT Technology at SCCT 2017New Developments in Cardiovascular Computed Tomography at SCCT 2017VIDEO: Role of Cardiac CT in Value-based Medicine — Leslee Shaw, Ph.D.Advances in Cardiac Imaging Technologies at RSNA 2017VIDEO: The Future of Cardiac CT in the Next Decade — Interview with Leslee Shaw, Ph.D.VIDEO: What to Consider When Comparing 64-slice to Higher Slice CT Systems — Interview with Claudio Smuclovisky, M.D.  Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos Nuclear Imaging | August 24, 2017 VIDEO: Implementing CZT SPECT Cardiac Protocols to Reduce Radiation Dose Randy Thompson, M.D., attending cardiologist, St. Luke’s Mid-America Heart Institute, Kansas City, explains protocols and what to consider when working with the newer generation CZT-SPECT camera systems for nuclear cardiology. He spoke during the 2017 American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) Today technology update meeting. Watch the related VIDEO “PET vs. SPECT in Nuclear Cardiology and Recent Advances in Technology.” Read the related articles “Managing Dose in PET and SPECT Myocardial Perfusion Imaging,”  and “Advances in Cardiac Nuclear Imaging.” Computed Tomography (CT) | January 08, 2016 RSNA Technology Report 2015: Computed Tomography Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of computed tomography (CT) advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2015. The video includes Freiherr during his booth tours with some of the key vendors who were featuring new technology. Digital Pathology | July 11, 2019 VIDEO: Integrating Digital Pathology With Radiology Toby Cornish, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor and medical director of informatics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, explains how the subspecialty of digital pathology has evolved in recent years, the benefits of integrating pathology and radiology, and how artificial intelligence (AI) may smooth the transition, at the 2019 Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting.  Technology Reports View all 9 items CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) scanner on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting in July. It is aimed at cardiology office based imaging and was released this past spring at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.The system has removable tablets on each side of the scanner where the tech can adjust the machine, review scout scans and trigger the scanner. The idea is to improve workflow and allow the tech to remain at the bedside longer to be with the patient, rather tucked away in a remote control room using an intercom.The entire system is built into the gantry seen here, so there is no need for extra equipment in a closet, cabinet or server tower.It comes in a 128 slice configuration with 4 cm of anatomical coverage per rotation.It uses the Stellar detector and tin filtration to eliminate low energy photons and help lower dose. It can be programmed to aid workflow by automatically removing bone, create cured planar reconstructions, lung CAD and other post-processing features so more time can be spent on reading scans. The scanner also comes with a HeartFlow FFR-CT starter pack.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Videos | March 22, 2011 McKesson – Solutions Enhance Radiologist Workflow SPECT-CT | December 12, 2018 VIDEO: Walk Around of the Veriton SPECT-CT System This is a walk around of the new Spectrum Dynamics Veriton SPECT-CT nuclear imaging system introduced at the 2018 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting. This is a walk around of an innovative new SPECT-CT nuclear imaging system shown at the Radiological Society Of North America (RSNA) 2018 meeting this week. It’s CT system with comes in 16, 64 or 128 slice configurations. It has 12 SPECT detector robotic arms that automatically move toward the patient and use a sensor to stop a few millimeters from the skin to optimize photon counts and SPECT image quality. It also uses more sensitive CZT digital detectors, which allows either faster scan times, or use of only half the radiotracer dose of analog detector scans.Read the article “Nuclear Imaging Moves Toward Digital Detector Technology.” Read the article “Spectrum Dynamics Sues GE for Theft, Misappropriation of Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition.” Artificial Intelligence | July 22, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Machine Learning to Automate Radiotherapy Treatment Planning Leigh Conroy, Ph.D., physics resident, University Health Network, Princess Margaret Cancer Center, Toronto, Canada, explains how her center is using machine learning to automate treatment plans. The center is one of the first to use the RayStation machine learning treatment planning system for radiation oncology. She spoke at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Conference Coverage View all 396 items Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McCollough, Ph.D., director of the Mayo Clinic CT Clinical Innovation Center, professor of medical physics and biomedical engineering and the 2019 president of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), shares her insights on the latest advances in computed tomography (CT) imaging technology. She spoke at the 2019 AAPM meeting. She also did an interview at AAPM on her president’s theme for the 2019 meeting – VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care.Find more news and videos from AAPM. Nuclear Imaging | March 22, 2019 VIDEO: Utilization of PET For Evaluation of Cardiac Sarcoidosis Raza Alvi, M.D., a research fellow in radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, has been involved in a study of a positron-emission tomography (PET) FDG radiotracer agent to image sarcoidosis. The inflammatory disease affects multiple organs and usually include abnormal masses or nodules (granulomas) consisting of inflamed tissues that can form in the heart. Alvi presented on this topic at American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2019 meeting.  Radiation Therapy | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Creating a Low-cost Radiotherapy System for the Developing World Paul Liu, Ph.D., post-doctoral research associate, Image X Institute at the University of Sydney, Australia, explains how his center is working on a low-cost radiation therapy system for the developing world. The Nano-X system will use a fixed linac gantry and rotate the patient around the beam. This would lighten the weight of the system, reduce the need for room shielding, and cut the number iof moving parts to lower costs and ease maintanence. Liu spoke about the project in sessions at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Assist in Pediatric Imaging Sudhen Desai, M.D., FSIR, interventional radiologist at Texas Children’s Hospital, editor of IR Quarterly for the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) and on the Board of Directors for the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs, explained how artificial intelligence (AI) can assist in pediatric imaging and the pitfalls of training AI systems. He spoke at the 2019 Radiology AIMed conference. Deep learning algorithms require large amounts of patient case data to train the systems to read medical images automatically without human intervention. However, in pediatrics, there are often much lower numbers of normal and abnormal scans that can be used compared to vast amounts of adult exams available. This makes it difficult to train systems, so AI developers are coming up with innovative new ways to train their software. Compounding issues with training pediatric imaging AI is that the normal ranges change very quickly for young children due to their rapid development. He explained what is normal for a 2-year-old may not be normal for a 5-year-old.Desai and other pediatric physicians who spoke at the conference said AI could have a big impact on pediatric imaging where there are not enough specialists for the increasing image volumes. CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. It was designed specifically for cardiac imaging and so has a very compact footprint so it can be used in an office setting or small room. It offers a fast gantry rotation speed to freeze cardiac motion and has large enough anatomical coverage to view the scan the entire heart in one rotation.One of these systems was recently installed at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, where they have an extensive structural heart program. Read more about this intall.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Nuclear Imaging | August 24, 2017 VIDEO: PET vs. SPECT in Nuclear Cardiology and Recent Advances in Technology Prem Soman, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at the Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh, and president-elect of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), explained advances in PET and SPECT imaging and the learning curve involved in reading scans from the new CZT SPECT cameras. Watch the VIDEO: Trends in Nuclear Cardiology Imaging, an iknterview with David Wolinsky, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at Cleveland Clinic Florida. Read the related article “Advances in Cardiac Nuclear Imaging.” Radiation Therapy | December 06, 2018 Technology Report: Patient-centered Care in Radiation Therapy Radiation therapy has become increasingly effective and safe as vendors continue to innovate technologies that benefit the patient. At ASTRO 2018, this patient-centric approach was exemplified and demonstrated not only in ways that match treatments to patients, but in how technologies can adjust to patient movement and anatomical changes, and to increase the precision of treatments. ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr showcases several new technologies that are helping to advance this field.For additional patient-centered care coverage, see:Conversations with Greg Freiherr: The Accuray PhilosophyASTRO Puts Patients First Enterprise Imaging | April 26, 2019 VIDEO: A Transformative Approach to Reducing Cost and Complexity at CarolinaEast Health System CarolinaEast Health System, an award-winning health system in New Bern, N.C., was one of the first to collaborate with Philips to implement IntelliSpace Enterprise Edition, a comprehensive managed service. Watch the video to see how we collaborated together to streamline workflows and improve interoperability for better care.Watch the related editorial interview VIDEO: Streamlining PACS Administration — Interview with Mike Ciancio, imaging systems administrator at CarolinaEast Health System. Clinical Decision Support | June 29, 2017 VIDEO: Clinical Decision Support Requirements for Cardiac Imaging Rami Doukky, M.D., system chair, Division of Cardiology, professor of medicine, Cook County Health and Hospitals System, Chicago, discusses the new CMS requirements for clinical decision support (CDS) appropriate use criteria (AUC) documentation in cardiac imaging starting on Jan. 1, 2018. He spoke at the 2017 American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) Today meeting. Read the article “CMS to Require Appropriate Use Criteria Documentation for Medical Imaging Orders.” Digital Radiography (DR) | October 05, 2016 Agfa Highlights its DR Solutions Agfa highlights how its digital radiography (DR) systems capture analytics data to help improve management of the radiology department, show ROI on DR investments, and explains how its image processing software works.  Read the article “The Coming Push for DR.”  Watch the video “Technology Report: DR Systems.” Nuclear Imaging | April 28, 2017 VIDEO: Trends in Nuclear Cardiology Imaging David Wolinsky, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at Cleveland Clinic Florida and past-president of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), discusses advancements in nuclear imaging and some of the issues facing the subspecialty. Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the name-sake of the Agatston score used in CT calcium scoring. He explains the history of the scoring system from the early 1990s and the evolution of CT technology for cardiac imaging. The latest American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 cholesterol guidelines now include the use of CT calcium scoring, which was a big topic at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. 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The technology uses using natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning to rapidly provide information about device sizing and compatibility in IR.Seals spoke at the 2019 Radiology AIMed conference in Chicago in June. AAPM | July 29, 2019 VIDEO: Efforts to Define the Roles of Medical Physicists and Assistants for Regulators Brent Parker, Ph.D., DABR, professor of radiation physics and medical physicist at MD Anderson Cancer Center, explains how the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) is creating guidelines to better define the roles of non-physicist assistants. He said there is a lack of state regulatory oversight for medical physicists or their assistants, partly because there are no guidelines from the medical societies. AAPM has created a series of policy statements to better define these the roles and requirements for all of these positions. 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At the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI)/American College of Radiology (ACR) 2019 Symposium, Rasu Shrestha, M.D., MBA, chief strategy officer for Atrium Health, discusses his new role with Atrium, the hype cycle of artificial intelligence (AI) and the key elements of getting AI in radiology — and in healthcare — right.Read the article “Atrium Health Debuts Amazon Alexa Skill to Help Patients Access Medical Care”Listen to the podcast Is Artificial Intelligence The Doom of Radiology?, a discussion with Shrestha. Artificial Intelligence | July 12, 2019 VIDEO: The Economics of Artificial Intelligence Khan Siddiqui, M.D., founder and CEO of HOPPR, discusses the economic advantages and costs presented by artificial intelligence (AI) applications in radiology, as well as potential strategies for healthcare providers looking to add AI to their armamentarium, at the 2019 Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting. 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Hotel Indigo opening to capture and amplify the unique essence of Melb

first_imgHotel Indigo opening to capture and amplify the unique essence of Melbourne’s DocklandsHotel Indigo opening to capture and amplify the unique essence of Melbourne’s DocklandsAs we enter the ‘Age of I’, a new traveller segment is emerging: one that is increasingly fixated on local, inspiring and unique experiences that make them feel part of the destination. For these uncompromising and nuanced travellers, run-of-the-mill just isn’t enough.That’s why IHG® and Salta Properties have signed a management agreement to build a Hotel Indigo, the refreshingly local brand for the savvy individualist, in Melbourne’s eclectic and heritage-listed Docklands waterfront precinct.Hotel Indigo properties feature unique design at every turn without compromising guest comfort. A vibrant modern colour palette, complemented by natural light and locally influenced design and decor, make for an inviting, stylish and refreshing atmosphere.The 170-room hotel is the second Hotel Indigo signing for Australia and New Zealand and is due to open in 2019, following the signing of Hotel Indigo Brisbane Fortitude Valley in late 2016. The Docklands, or ‘waterfront gateway to Melbourne’s soul’, is home to the city’s leading corporations and government agencies, as well as sporting fanatics and art enthusiasts. The location will allow the hotel do what Hotel Indigo does best: exemplify the unique Docklands neighbourhood story.Hotel Indigo Melbourne DocklandsKarin Sheppard, Chief Operating Officer Australasia & Japan, IHG said: “The Hotel Indigo brand is extremely important to our continued growth in Australia, as we know the appeal that these ‘local’ hotels have for our guests.”“We expect Hotel Indigo Melbourne Docklands to become a leading lifestyle hotel in Melbourne, differentiating itself from other hotel offerings in the city thanks to the brand’s entirely unique style. While we know Melbourne is seen as the world’s most liveable city, Docklands presents a Melbourne that is not just liveable, but gritty, with an eclectic style. Our Hotel Indigo guests will undoubtedly love exploring and being inspired by the area.”For Sam Tarascio, Executive Chairman of Salta Properties, choosing the Docklands location was a particularly poignant decision. “In the 1950s I migrated to Australia, arriving at Victoria Dock on a ship from Italy. That bleak port has been transformed over the years to become Melbourne’s vibrant Docklands waterfront, so it means so much to me to give back to the place that welcomed me 67 years ago.”“The Hotel Indigo brand is the perfect fit for a place that oozes local neighbourhood character with expansive water views and open spaces. With some 20 million visitors expected to visit the Docklands each year, it’s great timing to be developing this striking hotel in Melbourne’s new and contemporary neighbourhood”, he said.Hotel Indigo Melbourne Docklands will boast a large resort-style pool and gym, a meeting and board room, as well as an iconic, street-facing neighbourhood restaurant and bar, split over 2 levels. Adding that extra piece of neighbourhood magic, all of the hotel’s large rooms will boast uninterrupted water views.Launched in 2004, Hotel Indigo is the world’s first globally branded boutique hotel brand. No two of the 70 current Hotel Indigo properties are alike as each is designed to reflect the culture, history and heritage of its immediate neighbourhood. From the building’s design to the hotel’s artwork and locally-inspired menus, guests can look forward to an intimate boutique hotel experience with the international standards promised by a global hotel company.Hotel Indigo launched in Asia Pacific in January 2015 with the opening of Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road, Thailand, followed by the opening of Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong, Singapore in July 2016. Mid  2017, Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach will open. There are currently 63 Hotel Indigo properties (9,000 rooms) in the pipeline.IHG currently has 27 hotels operating under four brands in Australia: InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express. Hotel Indigo Melbourne Docklandsmake your booking hereHotel Indigo Melbourne Docklands1Source = IHG – Hotel Indigo – Hotel Indigo Melbourne Docklandslast_img read more

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first_img A no-deal Brexit could lead to tariffs of 40% or more being imposed on food imports, driving up prices in shops and squeezing household budgets across the U.K. and Ireland, retail organizations from both countries have warned.With mounting fears that the U.K. could leave the European Union without an agreement in a little over a month, the British Retail Consortium (BRC), Northern Ireland Retail Consortium (NIRC) and Retail Ireland, issued a joint warning that this outcome could lead to delays at borders and shortages of fresh meat, fish, fruit and vegetables.The scheduled withdrawal on 29 March comes at a time in the year when the U.K. imports a lot of fresh, out-of-season, produce – 90% of the lettuce consumed in Britain, 80% of tomatoes and 70% of soft fruits come from, or arrive via, Europe. Increased tariffs, the devaluation of sterling and new regulatory checks would drive up the cost of fresh food and drink, which would be passed on to consumers, the retail bodies warned.If the U.K. leaves the EU without a deal, both fall back on the World Trade Organization’s most favored nation tariffs, which means import duties on everyday food items, including 40% on beef, 21% on tomatoes and 15.5% on apples. Andrew Opie, director of food and sustainability at the BRC, said: “We cannot easily find an alternative to imports through Calais where there are frequent ferry sailings and the Channel tunnel.”The volumes of fresh produce imported through there are enormous, for example at peak periods there are approximately 130 lorries a day passing through with just citrus fruits.”Read the full story on The Guardian here. Shipping companies drop British flag to avoid Brex … ‘Cooperation, communication and education’ key … You might also be interested in February 22 , 2019 LPS19: Despite challenges, Britain and Holland’s f …last_img read more

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