Oxygen 3.2 update brings sRGB mode, improved RAM management to OnePlus 3

first_imgThe OnePlus 3, although a fantastic phone, has been openly criticised for its inaccurate colour palette and aggressive RAM management, across some quarters of critics. Folks back at OnePlus have rolled out a new major update that aims to fix the aforementioned issues, and more. To recall, this is the same update — version 3.1.4 — that was pushed out recently to review units of the OnePlus 3. It is now available for the general public as an over-the-air update.OxygenOS 3.2.0 weighs in at about 400MB and adds a sRGB mode to the phone’s display. The mode would be particularly helpful for those who weren’t impressed by the OnePlus 3’s supposed inaccurate colour scheme. At the same time, it improves RAM management on-board the OnePlus 3, a phone that although comes with whopping 6 gigs of RAM has been criticised by critics for making just 3-4 GB of it available for actual usage.The new update is also said to enhance audio playback quality, improve GPS performance and camera performance as also fix some issues in the phone’s Gallery.Also Read: OnePlus 3 review: Flagship killer that will make you want to settleLaunched at Rs 27,999 in India, the OnePlus 3 is OnePlus’s flagship phone for the year 2016, and a follow-up to last year’s OnePlus 2. It boasts of an all-metal unibody and a front-mounted fingerprint sensor, along with USB Type-C port for charging and data-syncing purposes.It comes with a 5.5-inch fullHD AMOLED display with a 1920×1080 pixels resolution and is powered by a 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor coupled with Adreno 530 GPU and 6 gigs of RAM. It comes with 64GB of internal memory. Expandable storage is not supported.advertisementIt sports a 16-megapixel camera — Sony IMX 298 sensor — on the rear with PDAF, f/2.0 aperture and Optical Image Stabilisation. There’s also an 8-megapixel camera on the front. It is backed by a 3,000mAh battery and supports OnePlus’ in-house Dash Charging technology.last_img read more

A SET OF SIX – VOLUME FIVE

first_imgCommencement of the Brisbane Metropolitan Touch Association’s PowerAde Isotonic South East Queensland Touch League at Whites Hill Reserve Friday night 8 June 2007. Touch Football Australia brings you this rapid fire “Set of Six” news ‘plays’ from around the Country. TFA’s Media Scholarship Holder Henry Holland and TFA’s National Media Coordinator Karley Banks will bring you up to date every week with a selection of six ‘plays’ on the latest news, views, and events nationally.Welcome to Touch Football Australia’s A Set of Six – volume 5. QUEENSLAND (QLD)                                                                                   Play: #1 QSST Under-15 State School Championships The 22nd annual Queensland Secondary Schools Touch (QSST) 15 Years State Championships were held at the Thuringowa Touch Association near Townsville on the weekend 1 – 3 June, 2007. The 12 Queensland education regions were represented at the tournament, which also served as a selection vehicle for the Queensland 15 Years teams to compete in the Australian Schools Championships in Melbourne from 22 -26 October, 2007. Northern was the best team in the girls division, defeating South Coast in the final. Metropolitan East claimed the Boy’s crown, also triumphing over South Coast in their final.Kirwan High produced both the female and male player of the series.Betty Mareko was Player of the Series in the Girls 15 Years, whilst Nathan Norford was the star performer in the 15 Years Boys division.Nathan is the son of former Australian Mixed Open players, Mark and Debbie Norford. Thuringowa Touch Association did a brilliant job hosting the event.One of the highlights of the tournament was a healthy canteen providing food for the participants. Pasta, salad rolls, and muffins were on the menu instead of chips and pies. Water, juice, and PowerAde were the options for drink instead of soft drinks. The “healthy choice” canteen is a positive initiative that other school sports will be looking to model in the future. Queensland Touch and QSST would like to thank the referees from Thuringowa and Townsville who officiated the event. They did a fantastic job and everyone appreciated their service to the tournament. Other events: The second round of the Delfin Tri-Series Junior Tournament in Toowoomba on 10 June 2007.  Touch Football Queensland web-site: www.qldtouch.com.auVICTORIA (VIC):Play # 2Drought starts to bite in Victoria Drought and new water restrictions have put the squeeze on two Melbourne Affiliates, forcing reduction of competition numbers in Elwood and cancellation of winter season in Royal Park. TFA-Victoria has stepped up negotiations with City Councils to try and resolve the looming crisis.  Touch Football joins a growing list of sports associations around Victoria who are faced with the new challenge of overcoming the problems posed by water shortages and drought.Melbourne water supplies have reached a new low of 25% despite the recent rain. The problem is the rain is not falling in the catchment areas, which means that the confidence of the local councils is decreasing ahead of the upcoming summer season.Touch Football Australia Victoria Managers Nick Mooney and David Brady are liaising with key government agencies, including the Premiers Department, to try and find meaningful solutions to the situation.The drought has brought in potential new projects for TFA Victoria, such as Beach Touch and Astro-Touch for the upcoming summer. The philosophy is simple for TFA Victoria who recognize the need to provide an alternative mode of the game to service their clientele.“We have to provide an alternative so our members can enjoy the great game of Touch Football through exciting and challenging solutions,” TFA Victoria Manager David Brady said.Other events of the week:90 new individuals have enrolled for Albert Park Touch. The mass of newcomers is thanks to TFA – Victoria’s ‘find a team and learn’ project, which is letting more people know about the great sport of Touch Football.Touch Football Victoria Web-site: www.victouch.com.auSOUTH AUSTRALIA (SA)Play: # 3City Touch Winter Season StartsCity Touch’s winter season kicks off this week. City Touch is South Australia’s largest affiliate with over 90 teams registered for the winter season.Competitions will run on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday nights for 12 weeks. Finals will follow. The competition is building a reputation for quality Touch Football. South Australian State & Crusaders National Touch League representatives will lift the standard again this year. Games are held at City Touch, Park 17 Greenhill Road, Eastwood. Other events of the week: Special General Meeting of the South Australian Touch Association on 30 June 2007 at the Coopers Ale House, Adelaide. Contact Touch Football South Australia for further details on 08 83067500 Touch Football South Australia website: www.touchsa.com.auWESTERN AUSTRALIA (WA):Play: #42007 Be Active North West ChampionshipsKarratha have won a seventh straight North West Championship title, defeating the Tom Price Touch Association 3-0 in the final in Broome on Sunday 3 June 2007.Karratha went through the tournament undefeated. They pipped Tom Price 5-4 in the round game ahead of the final. Tom Price needed to win against Port Hedland to reach the final, and did so with a touchdown in the last play of that match for a 6-5 win.Home-team Broome won a bronze medal, saving their best touch footy for their last game of the tournament.In the final, Karratha’s Ashleigh Jones was a standout, as were former Barbarians rep Tobie Burnnand and former Aussie European Tour international Brian Fitzroy.Congratulations Karratha and best of luck travelling to Malaysia this week for the 2007 Asian Championships. Other events:Around 30 junior players from the North West region attended the annual Department of Sport and Recreation backed development camp in Broome.Players completed fitness testing, skill drills and played games over the two days under the astute tutelage of Touch West 18 Years Girls Coach Shelley Matcham, and Touch West Youth Head Coach Angela Doyle. It is hoped that some of these players will represent WA at junior national events later in the year.Touch West Web-site: www.touchwest.com.auNORTHERN TERRITORY (NT):Play: # 5Darwin Touch Over 35 Men’s Finals campaign The Darwin Touch Football Over 35 Men’s competition Finals Series began on Monday 4 June 2007. A furious finish to the season saw teams jockeying for finals positions. Bundy Bears finished the minor rounds in pole position. Humpty Doo finished second, Raptors coming a very close third, and Cavaliers rounded out the semi-final roster. Mad dogs, were entitled to be just that, when they missed the finals by one point.The finals promise to be very close. The Men’s and Mixed finals also start this week.  You can see results of all games on the Darwin Touch Football website on www.darwintouch.com.auOther highlights for the week: Game Development Officer Rebecca Houston will visit the Aboriginal community of Maningrida. Houston will visit Maningrida in Arnhem Land to run clinics in the schools and help the Maningrida representative teams in their preparation for the NT School Sport Championships in August. Rebecca will be in Maningrida for three days.The Touch Football Northern Territory web-site: www.touchnt.com.auNEW SOUTH WALES (NSW) Play: #6First life membership awarded by the Parkes Touch AssociationFormer president of the Parkes Touch Association, Chris Martin, has been rewarded for his services to Touch Football with the first ever life membership for Parkes Touch Association. Chris has been involved with Touch Football in the country town for over 15 years and has been integral in growing the Association to the thriving 1000 member strong competition it is today. Chris has worked with every aspect of Touch Football.In the arms of coaching, refereeing, and administration Chris has made an invaluable contribution to his home affiliate.Chris’s technical accreditations in the sport include: Level 3 referee, and Level 1 coaching accreditation. In 2005 Chris’ efforts were recognised with a NSWTA Blues Award. In the same year he was also the Parkes Australia Day Sports Administrator/Coach award winner.As part of his official roles for the Parkes Touch Association, Chris worked as a director, chairperson, selector, assistant treasurer, secretary and president. Chris stepped down from the presidency at Parkes Touch Association’s annual general meeting in May, where he was also awarded the life membership. He will continue to contribute to the Touch Football community as the inaugural life member of his beloved Parkes association.One of Chris’ legacies, amongst a long list, will be the lighting of Cheney Park, which has allowed for the popular autumn Mixed competition to be played under lights.Thanks to his diligence and dedication Touch Football has become one of the most successful-ever sporting organisations in Parkes. Other events: NSW Country Teams have been selected from the recent NSW Country Championships. The teams will play in a three game series against City in Sydney on Friday 31 August and Saturday 1 September 2007. The NSWTA web-site: www.nswtouch.com.auTASMANIA Play: Drop-off2007 Tasmanian Under-18 Teams announced:Tasmania’s best young Touch Footballers have been selected in teams to contest the Under-18 National Championships in Coffs Harbour, NSW, from 17 – 20 September, 2007. The girls’ team includes 2006 National 18 Years Youth Development Squad member Emily Hudson.GirlsKate Cowen, Meg Bain,Katelyn Barry  Natalie Curtis, Dimity Archer, Alex Finlayson, Bec Oliver, Christina Parodi , Rebecca Downie (Southern Touch)Carla Doyle (DTA), Ashley Crowden, Kylie Jones, Emily Hudson, Louise Godfrey  (LTA)Deb Button –  CoachBoysTim Castle,Trent Cornish, Jason Haines, Duncan Bain (Southern Touch)Tyson Rolls, Joe Hoyle, Nick Mc Kenna, Alex Reimer, Danny Hoyle, Aaron Markham, David McGinley (DTA) Matt Allen, Trent Gutteridge, Clark Chancellor (LTA).John Dowling – Coach.That’s it for the fifth edition of a Set of Six in a very hectic week in Touch Football around the nation.Be sure to check the State web-sites for further information and all the latest news in your sport this week. North Queensland Touch Championships are being played in Townsville this long weekend in Norht Queensland.last_img read more

USAID Grants $67 Million for Youth Component of School Safety Programme

first_imgStory Highlights The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has allocated approximately $67 million (US$500,000) to support the youth component of the Improved Safety and Security in Schools Programme in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has allocated approximately $67 million (US$500,000) to support the youth component of the Improved Safety and Security in Schools Programme in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information.The two-year programme, which began in July 2017 and is slated to end in July 2019, is valued at US$3 million. It is being implemented through the National Education Trust (NET).Addressing a JIS Think Tank on Tuesday (May 14), Senior Director for Children’s Affairs in the Ministry’s Youth and Adolescent Policy Division, Hyacinth Blair, said that the partnership aims to transform schools and their immediate surroundings into safe zones.“Using a multilayered, multisectoral approach, which includes schools, communities, parents, and the general public, the programme is intended to reduce the incidence of violence among students and ensure that Jamaica improves and maintains a quality education system that benefits all learners,” she noted.She pointed out that under the youth component, two Youth Information Centres (YICs) in Westmoreland and St. Catherine were rebranded as Youth Innovation Homework Centres in May and June 2018 respectively.These centres provide a safe, structured, supervised and supportive after-school environment for young people to receive homework assistance and tutorial services. A total of 18,571 youth benefited from the resources at these centres between September and December 2018.In addition, members of marching bands have been trained and empowered. This is in keeping with objective four of the programme to provide co-curricular support for uniformed groups and youth clubs, Mrs. Blair told JIS News.She said that engagement of marching bands is seen as one avenue to reach students and young people who are out of school.Since May 2018, members of 25 bands have been exposed to training in leadership and resource mobilisation.Others have been trained in Music Theory One through the Associated Board of the Royal School of Music, equipping them with the requisite skills to read basic music.Ninety per cent of the participants have been recommended to sit the Royal School of Music Theory Grade One examination in June 2019.A series of day camps will be hosted for band members where they will receive training in conflict management skills, interpersonal relations, communications and emotional intelligence, and child rights and protection. Mrs. Blair commended the USAID for supporting these initiatives, which seek to engage, empower and provide positive alternatives for the youth, particularly those unattached and are at risk. The two-year programme, which began in July 2017 and is slated to end in July 2019, is valued at US$3 million. It is being implemented through the National Education Trust (NET). Addressing a JIS Think Tank on Tuesday (May 14), Senior Director for Children’s Affairs in the Ministry’s Youth and Adolescent Policy Division, Hyacinth Blair, said that the partnership aims to transform schools and their immediate surroundings into safe zones. last_img read more

Girl 13 charged in two alleged assaults in Saskatoon park

first_imgThe Canadian Press SASKATOON — Police in Saskatoon say they have charged a 13-year-old girl in connection with two alleged assaults in a city park, including one that was caught on video.Police say on Monday evening a 33-year-old woman reported being assaulted by a several youths in a playground.A bystander filmed the woman being knocked down and then repeatedly punched and kicked.On the previous Monday police say two girls aged 10 and 14 reported being attacked in the same area at around the same time in the early evening.In both incidents police say the victims suffered minor cuts and bruises.The girl who’s been charged faces two counts of assault.Police say a number of other youths have been identified as being involved in the alleged assaults but have not been charged because they are under the age of 12.last_img read more

Fish Creek Community Forest receives new decor

first_imgIn speaking with Ryan Harvey, Communications Director for the City of Fort St. John, says crews will be dispatched to collect the signs and City staff will attempt to contact the owners from the information on the signs.To read more about the 2016 signs; CLICK HERE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – This past weekend the Fish Creek Community Forest received some unexpected decor with the addition of real estate signs at the entry to the trails.The titled image posted to a FB group shows approximately 8 signs scattered about the entrance.This is not the first time real estate signs have been posted at the entrance of Fish Creek as reported by Energeticcity in June 2016.last_img read more

Summary of CRTCs findings about telecom sales practices

Here’s a list of findings by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission after it investigated allegations of misleading and aggressive sales tactics by wireless and internet service providers:Overview: Misleading or aggressive retail sales practices are present in the telecommunications service provider market in Canada. They exist in all types of sales channels and are harming Canadian consumers.Most vulnerable: Seniors, people with disabilities and people whose first language isn’t English or French.Providers’ faults: In some cases, service providers failed to adequately inform sales agents about internal measures to prevent misleading or aggressive sales practices, or to adequately monitor compliance with the policies.Solutions: Written, time-limited sales quotes are an efficient, feasible way to limit misleading or aggressive sales practices. Trial periods are another important tool for consumers. Special discounts for people with disabilities.Complaint process: There’s a lack of a fast, efficient, and easy-to-use mechanism by which a customer can seek redress is a continuing issue. Improvements can and must be made on this issue.Public education: There are gaps in terms of public awareness of existing consumer protections.Quote: “It is apparent that misleading or aggressive retail sales practices are present in the telecommunications service provider market in Canada and, to some extent, in the television service provider market. “These practices exist in all types of sales channels, including in store, online, over the telephone, and door to door.“They occur to an unacceptable degree; they are harming Canadian consumers, in particular vulnerable Canadians; and they are a serious concern for the CRTC.” — Report on Misleading or Aggressive Communications Retail Sales Practices.The Canadian Press read more

Namal and Yoshitha appear before PRECIFAC and FCID

Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa appeared before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate and Inquire into Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption and Abuse of Power, State Resources and Privileges (PRECIFAC) while his brother Yoshitha Rajapaksa appeared before the police Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) today.

Thesis defences — Jan 11

Tymur Kirillov — MSc in ManagementMaster of Science in Management thesis defence for Tymur Kirillov, Faculty of Business, Department of Finance, Operations and Information Systems, will be Friday, Jan. 14 at 1:30 p.m. in Taro Hall 230. The title of his thesis is “A Stochastic Dynamic Programming Approach for Pricing Options on Stock Index Futures.” His examining committee members are: Zisimos Koustas, chair; Don Chance, external examiner, Louisiana State University; Hatem Ben Ameur, supervisor; Mohamed Ayadi and Bob Welch. All are welcome.Christopher J. (C. J.) Morrison — Master of ArtsChristopher J. (C. J.) Morrison (MA Sport Management) will defend his thesis on Thursday, Jan. 20 from 2 to 5 p.m. in WC204B. Title: The Development of a Survey to Assess the Type of Capacity within Nonprofit Sport Organization. Supervisor: Lisa Kikulis; committee members: Lucie Thibault and Scott Forrester; external examiner: Lorne Adams, Brock University; chair: TBA. All are welcome.Matt Smith — Master of ScienceMatt Smith (MSc Kinesiology) will defend his thesis on Tuesday, Jan. 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in WC204B. Title: The effects of different ambient temperatures during exercise in participants with Type I Diabetes Mellitus. Supervisor: Stephen Cheung; committee members: Sandra Peters and Nota Klentrou; external examiner: Glen Kenny, University of Ottawa; chair: TBA. All are welcome.Alison Morawek — Master of EducationAlison Morawek, Master of Education student will present her thesis defence on Thursday, Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. in Welch Hall Room 147. The title of the thesis is “Writing and Science Connections: Integrated Instruction and Assessment.” External examiner: Linda Cameron, OISE/UT; supervisor: Tiffany Gallagher; committee members: Ann-Marie DiBiase and Ruth Mcquirter-Scott; chair of the examining committee: Jonathan Neufeld. All are welcome to attend. read more

Former colonel in Yugoslav army transferred to UN tribunal

Veselin Sljivancanin, charged on the basis of individual criminal responsibility, faces two counts of grave breaches of the Geneva Convention, two counts of violations of the customs of war, and two counts of crimes against humanity. He was transferred to ICTY custody yesterday.The indictment against Mr. Sljivancanin, charged along with Mile Mrksic and Mirosklav Radic, was confirmed on 7 November 1995. Slavko Dokmanovic was also added to the same list by a second amended indictment dated 2 December 1997.According to the indictment, in August 1991 JNA surrounded the city of Vukovar and engaged in a sustained artillery attack on the city until it fell three months later. JNA and Serb paramilitary soldiers, aided and abetted by Dokmanovic, and under the command or supervision of Mrksic, Radic and Sljivancanin, removed about 400 non-Serb individuals from the Vukovar Hospital where they had sought refuge.They transported around 300 of them to a farm building in Ovcara, where they beat them for several hours. Afterwards, soldiers transported their non-Serb captives in groups of about 10 to 20 to a site between the Ovcara farm and Grabovo, where they shot and otherwise killed at least 198 men and 2 women. Mr. Sljivancanin was a major in the JNA in command of a military police battalion and also served as the security officer for the Guards Brigade. He was the operation commander for the JNA in the later stages of the siege of Vukovar and was then promoted to the rank of colonel and placed in command of a JA brigade in Podgorica, Montenegro.ICTY said Mr. Sljivancanin initial hearing will be announced in due course. read more

UN Human Rights Council calls for end to Syria fighting condemns foreign

Intense shelling and clashes between Government forces and supporting militias and anti-Government armed groups have reportedly resulted in hundreds of civilian deaths and injuries in and around Qusayr, a town near the Lebanese border. Hundreds of families are said to have fled the area over the last month as efforts to capture the town have intensified.During an urgent debate held today in Geneva, the 47-member Council adopted a resolution in which it called on the Syria authorities “to meet their responsibility to protect the Syrian population and to put an immediate end to all attacks against the civilians of Al Qusayr.” The text, adopted by a vote of 36 in favour to 1 against (Venezuela) with 8 abstentions, also condemned the intervention of foreign combatants fighting on behalf of the Syrian regime in Qusayr, and voiced deep concern that their involvement poses a “serious threat” to regional stability.Addressing the Council prior to the adoption of the measure, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said that the situation in Syria reflects a “colossal failure” to protect civilians. “Day after day, children, women and men suffer the brutality of unbridled violence and gross human rights violations by all parties,” she stated. “The increasing number of foreign fighters crossing Syria’s borders to support one side or the other is further fuelling the sectarian violence, and the situation is beginning to show worrying signs of destabilizing the region as a whole.”Since March 2011, fighting between the Syrian Government and opposition forces seeking to oust President Bashar Al-Assad has killed more than 70,000 people, and left 6.8 million people in need. In addition, the UN estimates that some 1.5 million Syrians have fled their country to escape conflict.“The conflict in Syria is spinning out of control,” warned Ms. Pillay, who called for immediate action to stop further bloodshed and suffering. “The solution must be political. It will not be military,” she added.In the run-up to the proposed international conference on Syria to be held next month in Geneva, Ms. Pillay called on “States with influence to pull the parties back from the brink of catastrophe.” Speaking to reporters in New York, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that “active talks” are under way regarding the proposed Geneva conference. However, there are still many decisions that need to be made, including agreement on a date for the meeting, as well as agreement among the opposition as to their representation. While he was not in a position to announce when the meeting will take place, Mr. Ban declared: “we are committed to [convening] it.”Regarding reports that the Lebanese group Hizbollah had stepped up its activities in Syria, he said that the UN is very much concerned that other actors have entered the fighting. He strongly urged all fighting to stop immediately so that a political process could begin. Mr. Ban said he had been urging all parties with influence – on both sides – to call for an end to the fighting. “Providing arms to either side will not help: there is no military solution [and] the only sustainable resolution will be through political means,” he said, adding that he had “taken note” of the European Union’s decision to lift its arms embargo in Syria. Mr. Ban also reiterated his call for a political solution in a message to the consultative meeting on Syria that was held today in Tehran. “Syria is disintegrating before our eyes. The chaos is creating fertile ground for radicalism and increasingly threatens regional stability,” he said in the message, which was delivered by the UN Resident Coordinator in Iran, Gary Lewis. Mr. Ban noted the efforts by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and United States Secretary of State John Kerry to bring the Syrian parties to the negotiating table. “These talks are the best opportunity we have had in nearly a year for a negotiated solution. The challenges ahead are formidable but we cannot afford to miss this opportunity.” read more

Serious criminals will have DNA logged on international database

first_imgUpdated 22.45DNA SAMPLES WILL be taken from criminals convicted of serious crimes for a new DNA database.The Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence Alan Shatter published the Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Bill 2013 today.The aim of the database is to assist gardaí in tackling crime by being able to link cases and identify suspects. It also means that the Irish justice system will be able to search and be searchable in other national DNA databases.Not only will it benefit criminal investigations, the database will also be able to identify missing and unknown persons, including unidentified human remains.If a person is on the sex register, their DNA can be kept indefinitely.“The intelligence generated will be invaluable to the Gardaí in relation to identifying prolific offenders involved in volume crime such as burglary but also in relation to serious offences against the person, such as homicide and sexual offences.“It will contribute to the move towards more effective, targeted and smarter policing and will also facilitate cooperation with other police forces in relation to mobile criminals,” said Minister Shatter. The Minister acknowledged that the database would establish someone’s innocence.Shatter said there were “substantial changes” in today’s Bill compared to the 2010 Bill of the same name published by the last government. The main changes were amendments in the areas of keeping a person’s DNA if they were not convicted and international cooperation.New “sophisticated robotic sample handling instruments” were already put in place at the Forensic Science Laboratory at Garda HQ in the Phoenix Park, while the installation of an information management system is at an advanced stage.The actual data will be held on purpose built software supplied by the FBI to agencies around the world called CODIS (Combined DNA Index System). It is used in over 40 countries, including 18 EU member states.First published 11.50Poll: Is a DNA database a good idea?>Serious criminals will have DNA logged on database from next year>last_img read more

Konidaris not guilty

first_imgYoung Melbourne man Ross Konidaris has been found not guilty of killing his grandparents and setting their Yaraville home on fire in 2012, due to his mental illness. Konidaris, 26, has paranoid schizophrenia and did not know what he was doing was wrong, Victorian Supreme Court judge Terry Forrest ruled. As the court heard Konidaris was addicted to cannabis and was taking cocaine and methylamphetamine, doubt was raised over whether he was suffering from a drug-induced psychosis. However, three psychiatrists agreed he had been suffering from paranoid schizophrenia. On 22 December, 2012, fire crews were called to his grandparents’ house in Yarraville, that was caught on fire. The bodies of Triantafillo, 81, and Stavroula Konidaris, 84, were found in their bedroom. The court heard Ross Konidaris had sat in a rear shed for hours working up the courage to kill the couple. He set fire to the house after shooting them. As a result of a paranoid fantasy, Konidaris was convinced he had to kill his grandparents. The hearing was told he believed that his grandfather had killed someone in the past and that people were out for revenge. He thought he was in danger because he shared the same name as his grandfather.Ross Konidaris’ family told the court that in the lead up to the killings, he was paranoid and acting unusually. He would walk around the kitchen late at night with a knife in his pants. He would search for a bomb under the house and check windows and locks during the night, the family members said.Konidaris will remain in the Port Phillip Prison psychiatric unit and will undergo a further psychiatric evaluation. The judge will then have to decide where Konidaris will be held and for how long. Source: ABC News Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Panne Facebook 6 millions de données privées dévoilées par erreur

first_imgPanne Facebook : 6 millions de données privées dévoilées par erreurEncore une panne pour Facebook. Cette fois ci, ce sont les numéros de téléphone et les adresses e-mail qui ont été visibles le temps d’un bug.Encore un mauvais coup de pub dont Facebook se serait bien passé… Après la panne géante qui avait rendu visibles par tous les conversations privées, ce sont cette fois ci les emails et les numéros de téléphone de 6 millions d’utilisateurs qui ont été rendus publics. Il s’agit en fait d’une panne de logiciel toute récente, qui a affecté près de 6 millions de comptes ces toutes dernières heures. À lire aussiFacebook “manipule” les émotions de milliers d’utilisateurs pour une expérience psychologiqueLes numéros et mails personnels concernés ont donc été partagés involontairement par Facebook. Mais tous les utilisateurs ne sont pas concernés, seulement ceux qui ont récemment utilisé l’outil du réseau Facebook, Download Your Information (DYI), littéralement “Télécharger une copie de vos données Facebook” disponible dans les paramètres du réseau social. C’est lors de ce téléchargement que le bug aurait pris naissance selon France Info.En tout cas, la firme n’a pas tardé à régir, et le moins que l’on puisse dire, c’est qu’elle est bien embarrassée… “Nous prenons la vie privée des gens au sérieux, et nous faisons tout notre possible pour protéger (leurs) informations”, explique le réseau social. Mais rassurez vous, Facebook n’a pour l’instant pas de preuves d’une utilisation malhonnête de ces données rendues visibles. Les utilisateurs concernés par cette fuite ont été normalement avertis par mail.  Le 22 juin 2013 à 18:29 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Heres What Happens When You Cross Akira and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

first_img Launchpad Blaze Postpones JAXA’s Cargo Ship Launch to ISSJapan’s Hayabusa-2 Probe Packs Up Space Rock Cargo From Asteroid Ryugu Stay on target If you’re a fan of the anime film Akira, which you should absolutely be, you might want to check out the upcoming Tokyo Olympics in 2020, which are drawing some surprising comparisons to Akira’s 2020 Neo-Tokyo Olympics. Recently, there was an event from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government where a project map clip was shown to count down to 2020, stating “3 years to go!” and even featured footage from Akira, as well as the Kaneda bike slide. Amazing stuff.It’s the first time the movie has been directly involved with the promotion for the Olympics, but knowing how important it is to both Japanese culture and fandom, it may end up showing up again as additional promotions are sent out to the public. It’s a very anime-centric Olympics this time around, with anime “ambassadors” greeting newcomers to the country and whatnot, so it’s not surprising to make the connection to Akira in general.Unfortunately, we do, as the event states, have three more years to wait until we see what the Tokyo 2020 Olympics have to offer. But if it’s anything nearly as cool as the advertisements that have been leading up to it are, we’ve really got a lot to look forward to and plenty to be excited for, especially with Japanese culture leaving its important mark on the events and very thread of the Olympics in general.Oh, and if you haven’t seen it already, make sure you watch Akira after checking out the video below. You’re definitely going to wish you had in the next three years. It’s only a couple of hours, why not see what it has to offer?Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Neff Banned From Iditarod Sled Race Next Year

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Officials have denied Hugh Neff’s application to compete in Alaska’s Iditarod sled race next year, citing concerns about his care of dogs. Yukon Quest officials also banned Neff from competing in the 2019 race after his dog Boppy died this year near the race’s halfway point . Neff has competed in 14 Iditarod races and 18 Yukon Quests. Iditarod Trail Committee in a release: “Musher Hugh Neff’s entry application to compete in the 2019 race has been denied by the QRB due to concerns over his lack of dog care during the 2018 Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race. The Iditarod Trail Committee believes that the highest level of dog care must be achieved not only in its event but throughout the year.” Neff’s dog, Boppy, died near the halfway point of the 2018 Quest. A necropsy concluded the dog had conditions that a musher should have been able to handle. The 2019 Iditarod has its ceremonial start at 10 a.m., March 2, in Anchorage.last_img read more

Major Publishers Bet on Power of Print Ads with MoneyBack Guarantee

first_img Britta Cleveland, SVP of research solutions for Meredith Corp., whose work five years ago to begin establishing a model for proving and guaranteeing print advertising’s ROI for Meredith advertisers was a forerunner of last October’s MPA initiative, tells Folio: that publishers are now exploring the idea with more vigor. A brochure entitled the “Meredith Sales Guarantee” carries test statistics that demonstrate print’s power. It shows that Meredith magazines deliver the highest ROI—defined as incremental sales per media dollar spent—of five Meredith media channels. Magazines delivered an ROI of $7.45 for the 35 brands tested, edging out Meredith digital by a dime and the other three by wide margins. That translated to an average incremental sales gain of nearly $13 million for the brands and an 11 percent sales lift over a control sample. “We’ve gotten buy-in from the five major publishers—Time, Inc., has been doing a ton of them, Hearst has done a few, Condé Nast has done one, and I’m talking to a lot of the smaller publishers about how to test ideas and work it through for them,” says Cleveland, who is helping fellow MPA members craft guarantee programs. “I’m not sure where all the publishers stand on signing their advertisers up for the guarantee, but they have the ability to do it and many are offering it.” “The message we want to get out is that we know magazines work and we’re willing to put our money where are mouth is,” she says. “People are seeing that they can spend money in magazines and be guaranteed a sales lift and a return on their investment.” “Over the course of the past five years, we’ve completed about 35 print guarantees or measurements,” Cleveland says. “That helped us get attention, because what we’re trying to get across is that magazines have the ability not only to increase awareness of a product or provide details but to actually drive sales.” The MPA guarantee is structured so that only advertisers of products whose sales can be tracked by syndicated research firms—and who buy a minimum of 150 GRPs within a 12-month period—can take part, ensuring verification and sufficient ad frequency. A threshold ROI is established, and if tracking data fail to confirm that the threshold is met, the advertiser qualifies for a refund per the terms of the agreed-upon guarantee. Four months after The Association of Magazine Media (MPA) unveiled its Print Magazine Sales Guarantee model for the industry, interest among magazine publishers in giving clients money- or space-back propositions for print advertising effectiveness appears to be spreading. The explanations for print’s power to sell have been coming into sharper focus. A study by Nomos Research released when MPA rolled out its program posited that print advertising is uniquely powerful because readers engage with it on a deeper and qualitatively different level than they do with other forms of advertising. Another, by Millward Brown Digital, done for MPA and commissioned by a consortium of advertisers, dissects the reasons for print advertising’s unique power to persuade. Both studies help to forcefully make the case for print advertising as at least one core element of any comprehensive, multi-channel advertising plan. “That’s the story we went to MPA with, that you can get more efficient reach and better results running ads in magazines than you can through some of these ad networks and portals, and that this could work for all magazines, showing unequivocally that magazines drive sales,” Cleveland says. What the MPA guarantee communicates, Cleveland says, is that at a time when print is getting more scrutiny, publishers are able to clearly demonstrate traditional magazine advertising’s power using metrics that aren’t as readily available to test other emerging advertising channels. Meredith’s work in concretely establishing print advertising’s value helped lay the groundwork for the MPA initiative. Beginning in 2011, Cleveland spearheaded efforts to quantify print’s effectiveness in the same way that groups like Nielsen helped measure the effectiveness and reach of advertising through digital channels for clients like Yahoo. For a year, the company ran tests with more than a dozen brands and was able to develop firm ROI numbers for Meredith magazine advertising. From there, the company formulated its own print advertising guarantee program and began testing it with four key CPG customers.last_img read more

NOW HIRING 10 New Job Openings In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Full-Time Occupational Therapy Assistant at CareOneFull-Time Account Manager (Aftermarket Sales) at AmetekFull-Time Cost Accountant at AmetekFull-Time Senior Systems Engineer at MKS InstrumentsPart-Time Package Handler at UPSPart-Time Package Hander at FedEx GroundFull-Time Drivers & Movers at Xpress MoversPart-Time Weekend Laborer at Two Men And A TruckFull-Time Sanitation Laborer at Packers Sanitation Services Full-Time Project Manager at Security Source(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 10 Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 50 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of August 18, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”last_img read more

Gurgaon hospital refuses to hand over childs body until bill paid

first_imgA private hospital here on Friday refused to hand over the body of a child, who had fallen off a building, to her mother, a domestic help, until she paid Rs.4.5 lakh in treatment cost, a government official said.Fortis hospital allowed the body of Nabha, a girl who would have turned three in two months, to be claimed by her mother only after some social workers escalated the matter to the Deputy Commissioner (DC) and informed the police, he said.The hospital has denied the charge and claimed that police formalities caused the delay in handing over the body to mother Ujma, who works as a domestic help and is a widow.Nabha was admitted to Fortis hospital here on Thursday after she fell off the first floor of her home in Wazirabad, near Sector 52 of Gurgaon.Her mother Ujma fell unconscious after the accident, some of the social workers who helped her around after the incident told IANS.Radheshyam and Jitender Kumar, two passers-by, took the bleeding child with serious head injuries to the hospital on a motor-bike.The girl was treated at the hospital but could not eventually be saved, succumbing to her injuries on Friday.The hospital then refused to hand over her body to Ujma until she footed the Rs.4.53 lakh bill.The social workers then went to the district collector’s office to seek help and also informed the police commissioner’s office about the matter.The body was subsequently handed over to the mother.Jitender Kumar, who helped the girl, also had a harrowing time at the hospital, Kuldeep Singh, one of the social workers involved in the matter, told IANS.Having carried the bleeding child to the hospital, Jitender Kumar took ill and had to be treated too, running up a bill of Rs.7,000.”Kumar was held hostage by hospital security guards for nearly five hours as he didn’t have enough money to pay Rs.7,000,” Kuldeep Singh said.Denying the charges, a Fortis hospital spokeswoman told IANS that there was some delay in handing over the body because of police formalities.”We immediately started treating child without any advance deposit. We did not charge even a Rupee for treatment of the child,” she said.”Jitender Kumar felt unwell and bill amounting to Rs.7,000 was for his treatment which he only paid partially,” she added.last_img read more

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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.  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 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. 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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 Sponsored Videos View all 142 items Related content:itnTV “Conversations”: The Accuray Philosophy 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. 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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. 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 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. 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.  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 SCCT news and videos Women’s Health View all 62 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 Radiation Oncology View all 91 items 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 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. 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 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. AAPM | July 29, 2019 VIDEO: Trends in Medical Physics at the AAPM 2019 meeting Mahadevappa Mahesh, Ph.D., chief of medical physicist and professor of radiology and medical physics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, and treasurer of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), explains some of the trends in medical physics and new features of the AAPM 2019 meeting. Watch the related VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care — Interview with AAPM President Cynthia McCollough, Ph.D., at the 2019 AAPM meeting. 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. 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. 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 | April 17, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence in Radiology — Are We Doomed? 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. 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 AAPM | July 29, 2019 VIDEO: Efforts to Define the Roles of Medical Physicists and Assistants for Regulators Brent Parker, Ph.D., DABR, professor of radiation physics and medical physicist at MD Anderson Cancer Center, explains how the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) is creating guidelines to better define the roles of non-physicist assistants. He said there is a lack of state regulatory oversight for medical physicists or their assistants, partly because there are no guidelines from the medical societies. AAPM has created a series of policy statements to better define these the roles and requirements for all of these positions. Parker said the goal is to give state regulators the the definitions needed to create oversight guidelines. He spoke on this topic in sessions at the AAPM 2019 meeting. Find more news and videos from AAPM. 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 Floorcenter_img 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. 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.” 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. Technology Reports View all 9 items 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. Find more SCCT news and videos CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) 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 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 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. Radiology Imaging View all 288 items Find more news and videos from AAPM. 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. 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 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. 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. 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.  Find more SCCT news and videos Nuclear Imaging | August 24, 2017 VIDEO: PET vs. SPECT in Nuclear Cardiology and Recent Advances in Technology Prem Soman, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at the Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh, and president-elect of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), explained advances in PET and SPECT imaging and the learning curve involved in reading scans from the new CZT SPECT cameras. Watch the VIDEO: Trends in Nuclear Cardiology Imaging, an iknterview with David Wolinsky, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at Cleveland Clinic Florida. Read the related article “Advances in Cardiac Nuclear Imaging.” Information Technology View all 220 items Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the name-sake of the Agatston score used in CT calcium scoring. He explains the history of the scoring system from the early 1990s and the evolution of CT technology for cardiac imaging. The latest American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 cholesterol guidelines now include the use of CT calcium scoring, which was a big topic at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. 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. 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. Molecular Imaging View all 22 items 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.  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. 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. Interventional Radiology | October 19, 2018 VIDEO: Y90 Embolization of Liver Cancer at Henry Ford Hospital Scott Schwartz, M.D., interventional radiologist and program director for IR residencies and the vascular and interventional radiology fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital, explains how the department uses Yttrium-90 (Y90) embolization therapy to treat liver cancer.Find more content on Henry Ford Hospital Recent Videos View all 606 items 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. 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 View a demonstration of Sectraâ??s Breast Imaging PACS (picture archiving and communication system), which was highlighted during the National Consortium of Breast Centers (NCoBC) 2011 annual meeting. The system enables a radiologist to quickly access images across all breast imaging modalities and utilize integrated reporting systems and advanced diagnostic and visualization tools within a single workstation. Regardless of modality or vendor, all breast images are automatically aligned and displayed side-by-side in the same size and dimension. Sectra’s Breast Imaging PACS is designed to help high-volume, multi-modality womenâ??s imaging providers speed image viewing, improve workflow and create a more efficient reading environment.For more information: www.sectra.com/medical 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. Find more SCCT news and videos CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. It was designed specifically for cardiac imaging and so has a very compact footprint so it can be used in an office setting or small room. It offers a fast gantry rotation speed to freeze cardiac motion and has large enough anatomical coverage to view the scan the entire heart in one rotation.One of these systems was recently installed at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, where they have an extensive structural heart program. Read more about this intall.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Find more news and videos from AAPM. 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. 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.  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. 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) Find more SCCT news and videos 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 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 Related content:Atrium Health Debuts Amazon Alexa Skill to Help Patients Access Medical CareSmart Speaker Technology Harnessed for Hospital Medical Treatments 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. Related Artificial Intelligence ContentTechnology Report: Artificial Intelligence 2017VIDEO: RSNA Post-game Report on Artificial IntelligenceVIDEO: AI in Tumor Diagnostics, Treatment and Follow-upVIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Help Reduce Gadolinium Dose in MRIVIDEO: AI, Analytics and Informatics: The Future is Here Related GE Edison Platform Content:GE Healthcare Unveils New Applications and Smart Devices Built on Edison PlatformVIDEO: itnTV Conversations — What is Edison? 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 RSNA | April 03, 2019 VIDEO: Editor’s Choice of the Most Innovative New Technology at RSNA 2018 ITN Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the most interesting new medical imaging technologies displayed on the expo floor at the 2018 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting. The video includes new technologies for fetal ultrasound, CT, MRI, mobile DR X-ray, a new generation of fluoroscopy systems, MRI contrast mapping to better identify tumors, and a new technique to create moving X-ray images from standard DR imaging.Watch the related VIDEO: Editor’s Choice of the Most Innovative New Artificial Intelligence Technologies at RSNA 2018. This inlcudes a tour of some of the recently FDA-cleared AI technologies for medical imaging at RSNA 2018.  Women’s Health | 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. 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.  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.” 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 Replacinglast_img read more

Margaritavilles first inclusive resorts coming this winter by way of new Karisma

first_img Posted by Travelweek Group Margaritaville’s first inclusive resorts coming this winter by way of new Karisma partnership Tags: Karisma Hotels & Reosrts, Margaritaville Sharecenter_img Monday, June 3, 2019 << Previous PostNext Post >> CANCUN — Margaritaville and Karisma Hotels & Resorts have announced a groundbreaking new partnership that will see the launch of Margaritaville’s first-ever collection of inclusive luxury resorts.Called Margaritaville Island Reserve by Karisma, the collection will comprise upscale, relaxed resorts built in beachfront destinations throughout Mexico and the Caribbean. The first property – Margaritaville Island Reserve Riviera Cancun by Karisma – will debut in Winter 2019.Additional locations have been confirmed in Mexico’s Riviera Maya (the second planned property), Jamaica, as well as Cap Cana in the Dominican Republic.A Signature Suite at Margaritaville Island Reserve by KarismaEncompassing upscale coastal design and top-quality food and beverage with a twist in tropical destinations, Karisma and Margaritaville will deliver a world-class Island Reserve Inclusive experience inspired by the lyrics and lifestyle of singer, songwriter and bestselling author Jimmy Buffet.According to the two companies, the new milestone partnership marks the beginning of a long-term relationship to build and operate Margaritaville Island Reserve properties.More news:  Onex paying big to get WestJet and that will send airfares soaring, says CWT“Our partnership with Margaritaville delivers inclusive resorts unlike anything that has been done before where guests will enjoy unforgettably luxurious vacations without any pretense,” said Mandy Chomat, President at Premier Worldwide Marketing, the exclusive representative of Karisma Hotels & Resorts. “Margaritaville is an esteemed lifestyle brand that inspires guests to have a good time and relax. Coupled with our commitment to delivering elevated inclusive resorts with extraordinary service and amenities, along with wow moments, Margaritaville Island Reserve will be the ultimate destination for travelers to escape and have fun in the world’s most stunning beach locales.”Tamara Baldanza-Dekker, Chief Marketing Officer for Margaritaville, added: “With breathtaking beach views, friendly and anticipatory service and our signature Margaritaville state of mind, Margaritaville Island Reserve is truly the ‘Mi Casa es Su Casa’ experience guests deserve at an inclusive resort. We are thrilled to team up with Karisma Hotels & Resorts to create this collection of incredible properties that deliver carefree Island Reserve Inclusive® vacations in some of the most beautiful destinations in the world.”More news:  Transat calls Groupe Mach’s latest offer “highly abusive, coercive and misleading”For more information go to margaritavilleislandreserveresorts.com.last_img read more