CANCUN (660 NEWS) – A Calgary man has reportedly been arrested after arriving on a WestJet flight in Cancun, Mexico.According to the Riviera Maya News, he was taken into custody after authorities discovered a Colt .25 automatic handgun and cartridges in his baggage.Police say they were performing security and surveillance functions in the international arrivals area of Terminal 4 when they searched his bags.RELATED: Heroin bust at the Calgary International AirportHe is being held because he lacked the necessary documentation to bring the gun into the country and is being held with the Federal Public Prosecutor’s Agency.660 NEWS reached out to Global Affairs Canada and officials supplied the following statement:“Global Affairs Canada is aware that a Canadian citizen was detained in Mexico. Due to the provisions of the Privacy Act, no further information can be disclosed.”
MONTREAL — Quebec’s education minister has ordered an investigation of the province’s largest English-language school board after learning of serious allegations about the board’s governance.At a news conference in Quebec City, Jean-Francois Roberge said that soon after being named minister last fall, he was briefed on problems at the board dating back years.“These allegations are troubling and serious. We must take action,” Roberge said. “They relate primarily to the management of material and human resources and the working climate at the English Montreal School Board.”He said the board’s council of elected commissioners, which oversees a $280-million budget, is frequently “paralyzed” by internal conflicts.“Also, there have been irregularities in vocational training, particularly with regard to partnerships with organizations that are not recognized by the (Education Department) and that provide substandard instruction,” he said. “Of course this is unacceptable.”Roberge has asked the department’s investigation team to submit a preliminary report by June 3 and a final report by Sept. 10.The EMSB said in a statement that news of the investigation “has caught us completely by surprise. It said it had not been informed of any irregularities uncovered in reviews commissioned by the previous Liberal government. The most recent of the reviews was submitted in June 2017.“We have absolutely nothing to hide,” the board said, promising that department investigators “will have the full cooperation of the EMSB’s governance and management in the completion of their work.”The investigation comes as the future of Quebec’s school boards is in doubt. The Coalition Avenir Quebec government was elected in October on a promise to abolish the boards. Opposition to the move has been strongest among anglophones, who consider the elected boards vital to their community.Roberge said the good work accomplished at the EMSB cannot be tarnished “by actions and practices that are ethically unacceptable.”The Canadian Press
According to UNTAET’s prosecutor general, the crimes were committed in Manufahi District by members of Tim Sasurut Ablai, which was a section of the Ablai pro-autonomy militia group.The indictment, filed on Tuesday, charges Deputy Commander Benjamin Sarmento and third-in-command Romeiro Tilman with the murder of seven civilians, the deportation or forcible transfer of about 12,000 people from Same sub-district and the destruction of property, including the killing of livestock and burning of whole villages.Militia member João Sarmento is charged with his participation in the murder of five civilians, deportation or forcible transfer of population and persecution. Militia member Domingos Mendonca is charged for his participation in the murder of three civilians and persecution.The four militia members are currently imprisoned in East Timor. The Commander of Tim Sasurut Ablai, Bernadino da Costa, is still at large.In another development, UNTAET Chief of Staff N. Parameswaran hosted a border meeting yesterday between almost 250 community representatives from Cova Lima District and pro-autonomy leaders, including Caetano Mendonça, the former head of the Cova Lima Local Assembly during Indonesian rule, and his son, Helio Moniz, deputy chief of public affairs for the pro-autonomy umbrella group UNTAS.The meeting – which was also attended by Xanana Gusmão and other East Timorese national representatives – was “very successful and very emotional,” said Mr. Parameswaran.
DEL MAR, Calif. — Hall of Fame jockey Victor Espinoza is aiming to return to riding in January, six months after he was seriously injured in a training accident.The 46-year-old rider says he had an MRI recently and “it came out perfect.” Espinoza says he doesn’t need surgery and his spinal cord has healed “perfectly,” which was his main concern.He fractured a vertebra in his neck at Del Mar last July when the horse he was exercising fell.Espinoza was back at Del Mar on Saturday for the first time since the accident. He presented the trophy to the winning connections in the Grade 1 Hollywood Derby. He has been recuperating at his Del Mar home.Espinoza says he hopes to return sometime in January at Santa Anita. The track opens its winter meet on Dec. 26.He rode American Pharoah to a Triple Crown sweep in 2015.The Associated Press
People thinking BBC has been hacked because of “Arabic” news alert -it’s actually Bengali & probably quite innocent! pic.twitter.com/a9E3jH5pEJ— Ryan Johns (@RA_Johns) September 2, 2016 “It was literally a human error and it has been corrected.”The BBC later tweeted: “Apologies to those who received an alert from @BBCBreaking. We haven’t been hacked.” A spokesman for the BBC said it had been sent by mistake by a World Service reporter and was taken down minutes later.”It was just an error, somebody tweeted from the wrong account,” he added. @Peston pic.twitter.com/bPJbBbHUc8— Alexander ✌️ (@AlexJames_11) September 2, 2016 BBC has just pushed this breaking news alert to my phone. Anyone know what it means? pic.twitter.com/fMS4JUrgdl— Robert Peston (@Peston) September 2, 2016 Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. There were fears the BBC news website had been hacked on Friday after a story was posted in Bengali script.The article, about a police raid on militants in Dhaka, shot to the top of the list of most read on the site on Friday.It was also tweeted by BBC Breaking, which has around 24 million followers.
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedOshane Thomas takes five-wicket haul as England demolished for 113March 2, 2019In “latest news”West Indies, England prepare for round two in battle of heavy-hittersFebruary 22, 2019In “latest news”Series on the line as England and West Indies six-hitters prepare for final thrashMarch 1, 2019In “latest news” (ESPN Cricinfo) Oshane Thomas tore England’s house down, leaving Chris Gayle to build his castle on the demolition site and enjoy the view – king of a drawn series as West Indies won the fifth and final ODI by seven wickets with 227 balls to spare in St Lucia.England’s total of 113 was their lowest in ODIs against West Indies and the defeat was England’s worst in terms of balls remaining in their ODI history.The match was astonishing but, in the context of a series in which every match has been full of record-breaking moments and breath-taking performances, it was another jaw-dropping installment of a contest which ended level at 2-2 after the third fixture, in Grenada, was a washout.Thomas took 5-21 in 5.1 overs – his maiden ODI five-for – to be named Man of the Match, claiming four of his wickets as England lost 5-2 in 21 balls to end an innings which lasted just 28.1 overs.Gayle looked like single-handedly overhauling the target, smashing 77 off just 27 deliveries, pummeling Chris Woakes and Mark Wood for a total of nine sixes and five fours along the way.Woakes looked to have Gayle out to a top edge caught at fine leg, but Gayle stood his ground and the delivery was ruled a no ball by the third umpire for being too high, much to England’s indignation. Gayle proceeded to smack Woakes’s next delivery for a gigantic six which landed atop the pavilion roof.Gayle reached his half century off just 19 balls, the fastest ODI 50 by a West Indies batsman, beating the 20-ball mark achieved twice by Darren Sammy and poetically broken by Gayle at the ground bearing Sammy’s name.By the time Gayle was out, bowled by a Wood off-cutter, West Indies’ work was done at 93 for 2, the winning runs coming from a boundary by Shimron Hetmyer off Tom Curran’s first and only ball of the match with West Indies’ innings lasting just 12. 1 overs.Gayle, who announced before the first ODI in Barbados that he would retire from one-day cricket after this year’s World Cup, amassed 424 runs to be named Player of the Series, adding knocks of 162, 50 and 135 to his latest innings of 77 and hitting a total of 39 sixes to thrill all who watched him.Jason Holder and Carlos Brathwaite added two wickets apiece to Thomas’s five-for to give West Indies their best imaginable chance of drawing the series as they chased just 114 runs to win the match.Sheldon Cottrell struck during his second over – the third of the match – with a full inswinger that found Jonny Bairstow’s inside edge and sent leg stump cartwheeling. Cottrell did not have to do much to play a part again when Joe Root sent a Holder delivery straight down his throat at third man.When Brathwaite had Alex Hales out nicking to wicketkeeper Shai Hope, England still looked to be in good hands with Ben Stokes and Eoin Morgan, whose century in the fourth ODI was overshadowed by Jos Buttler’s towering 150 off 77 balls, still at the crease. But, with Morgan, Stokes and Moeen Ali all falling cheaply, the tourists were in deep trouble, even with Buttler’s wicket intact.Woakes’ starring role with the bat against West Indies in 2017 was not to be reprised. He struggled to settle and skied the ball to Holder at midwicket for a duck, giving Thomas his third wicket for the match and, two balls later, Thomas removed danger man Buttler with a short, 142kph ball top-edged to Cottrell at deep fine leg for just 23.Holder had Adil Rashid out caught behind and Thomas’s ball to knock over Curran’s stumps was a beauty.England’s innings could not have been more different to the run-fest of the fourth ODI in Grenada, where they scored 418 for 6. But West Indies showed what they were capable of, following their win in the second match with a gallant chase to reach a total of 389 in the third.
The above image? That’s an iPad. Yep. I did a double take on seeing a bunch of these sitting on HeadCase’s table, but if you look at the right hand side of the red bezel, you can see the Home button.I’m sure the company’s employees are having a great time at ces this week, explaining that fact to everyone who walks by. I also heard them explain to a few folks that the case is just case–it doesn’t actually turn the iPad into an Etch A Sketch (if you want an Etch A Sketch, you can probably buy one pretty cheap, these days), and while there is an official Etch A Sketch app for the iPad, the buttons on the bottom are still just for decoration. Sorry.The case is officially licensed and available now. There’s also an iPhone case for some mini Etch A Sketch action.
Pinterest Twitter Facebook Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Chicago Tribune reported today that the Allstate Arena in Chicago (technically Rosemont) will play the host to Survivor Series weekend next year.WWE will be holding television tapings from November 22-25 at the arena, including what will be the new television taping schedule going forward with Smackdown Live moving to the FOX broadcast network next October and airing live every Friday.The schedule as of now will include a live broadcast of Smackdown on FOX on November 22, NXT TakeOver on November 23, Survivor Series on November 24 and Monday Night RAW on November 25. Smackdown debuts on FOX on October 4 in 2019.This means every host city for WWE’s four biggest Pay Per View events of the year are now set. This includes Royal Rumble in Phoenix this January, WrestleMania 35 weekend in New York/New Jersey, SummerSlam in Toronto and Survivor Series in Chicago. Google+ Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte WhatsApp Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton)
Former Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp believes Jose Mourinho’s old tricks won’t work this time around for Manchester UnitedThe Portuguese coach’s defensive tactics in the past at Anfield have secured United goalless draws in their last two visits.But Redknapp feels that Liverpool may just be too strong for United this time around for those kinds of tricks to work.“I am expecting Manchester United to try and do a number on Liverpool like they have done over the last couple of years,” Redknapp told Sky Sports.“They have done very well in those games, staying compact, not leaving any space in behind and making it uncomfortable – even unwatchable at times.“But I’ve just got a feeling that those tactics are not going to work this weekend. I think Liverpool have too much energy and speed for this United side. I think it’s inevitable that Liverpool will wear them down.Pochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“The worry is that I don’t know if they have any other way of playing in these games. Jose doesn’t play the Manchester United way. He never has.“They are not going to do what Everton did at Anfield where they went and kept the ball and played on the front foot. I don’t think that’s how Mourinho will set up his team.“You can see a situation where he will play Marouane Fellaini, Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matic in midfield and look to stop Liverpool.“But that was the midfield that played against Manchester City and look what happened there. They were outclassed.”The Liverpool-United match will begin at 17:00 (CET) at Anfield today.
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers representative Julius Matthew walked the picket line with Wrangell municipal workers Lorne Cook, Dwight Yancey and Andrew Scambler before the strike ended. (Photo courtesy IBEW)The Wrangell Borough Assembly approved an amended contract with union employees during a special meeting Thursday, ending what have been contentious negotiations with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.Listen nowUnion members went on strike June 22 after the Assembly approved a contract that the union had rejected. The strike ended when both sides agreed to return to the bargaining table.The amendment approved Thursday is the result of those continued talks. Before Thursday’s vote, Interim Borough Manager Carol Rushmore gave a rundown of what the amendment does.Rushmore said the contract already approved by the Assembly provides a 75-cents-per-hour wage increase and modifies some wage levels for union employees.It also had all employees paying 15 percent of their health insurance premium costs.“The difference between that contract and the contract before you is that, instead of all employees paying 15 percent, those that were hired before 2011 will be paying 10 percent, and those hired after January 2011 will be paying the full 15 percent, still,” Rushmore said.Rushmore said the amended contract will cost about $12,000 to $15,000 more than the earlier version.Wrangell’s Borough Assembly approved the modified contract in a 6-1 vote with Mark Mitchell voting no.Union members ratified the agreement on Monday.24 Wrangell utility and other employees are represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Another 35 management and non-union staffers also work for the borough.
via IEEE Fingertip positioning and grasp are especially impressive as shown inn the videos; the robot is capable of using a 29 degree of freedom system and the robot is shown deftly handling IEDs. It has three cameras, with pictures beamed back to a computer. The integrated video feeds from the cameras on the end of each arm are designed for better situational awareness, including depth perception.The MA-UGV was developed with support from the U.S. Army’s Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC).A focus by the U.S. Army on ground vehicle technology solutions to safeguard the lives of troops comes as no surprise and has kept robotics teams busy, considering the heavy toll of fatal explosive devices in Afghanistan and Iraq. Last year, the Harris Corp. in Melbourne Florida, made news with its robotic arm using haptic technology, to enable soldiers to disarm IEDS. Paul Bosscher, a robotics engineer at Harris, described the impressive features of its device to ABC News at the time.”The robot can cut wires, pull blasting caps, surgically defeat the explosive device and in the process save all of this forensic evidence that they use to ID who the bombmakers are what their bomb-making methods are,” Bosscher said. The device was shown last August at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International convention in Washington DC. All such devices are considered a step up from endangering a human in a bomb suit who is asked to cut wires off an explosive device. With all the novel techniques and designs in robotics for troop and mission support, however, IAI’s three-armed robot has been the most successful in generating entertainment and in turn recognition. The MA-UGV was given the role of barber in this year’s charity event to raise funds for cancer research. The MA-UGV video of the robot cutting the hair of a volunteer has drawn many compliments among viewers, not so much for the genius of the robot but rather for the courage of the man who agreed to sit in the chair. More information: Robotic technology lowers military risks IAI has produced a set of impressive videos that show how the robot, whether cutting wires or tying knots, or extending its mechanical joints for better reach and precision, has capabilities to perform tasks requiring complex manipulation under military-type scenarios. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. (PhysOrg.com) — In robotics, three hands are better than one, in the form of a device that has been developed by Intelligent Automation Inc (IAI) for use as troop support. The Multi-Arm Unmanned Ground Vehicle (MA-UGV) is the name of this device from the Rockville, Maryland, R&D company that focuses on AI applications. The three-armed robot can protect troops by lending its handling skills to carry out backback inspections for explosive devices, for example, and, to use the military term, “disarm” Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). Explore further Citation: IAI’s military robot acts like barber in charity role (2012, March 25) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-03-iais-military-robot-barber-charity.html © 2011 PhysOrg.com
My daughter is in the 10th standard. She is always out with a group of girls who are much older than her. Her lifestyle is annoying me but she doesn’t listen to us! What can we do?Mrs. Sneha Singh, New DelhiTo begin with, I would want to know why you are feeling annoyed. Is it because of the fact that they are older and you fear that they may turn out to be a bad influence on her or is it just that you don’t know what kind of a friendship they have? These older friends could also be helping your daughter get through life more easily and things she feels she cannot discuss with you, she discusses with them. Talk to your daughter and have a heart-to-heart chat and both your problems can then be solved. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’I am a 24-year-old man. I was bullied mercilessly throughout my school years. I also failed my 12th standard exam. To add to all this misery I can’t even find a job… I need help to rebuild my faith in life. Please give me some advice.Name and address withheldI believe sometimes it is important to forgive in order to move on in life. I understand that you have been wronged but carrying the negative vibes with you in life is only serving as an impediment. Move on and believe in the best of you, love yourself the way you are and slowly you will be able to love and find peace which in turn will help you focus on the work at hand and soon success will follow. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixI am a 20 year old man. My girlfriend had a crush on a guy a long time ago. She hasn’t spoken to him in almost a year now. However, she still keeps talking about him all the time. She never fails to mention my shortcomings and point out his strengths. How do I make her stop talking about the other guy?Naresh, LucknowAre you sure your girlfriend is aware of the heartache she is causing you? Sometimes people do things unknowingly, please stop fuming over this communication gap only in your heart and try telling her how you feel. I am sure she will understand and you guys will be fine together. Just express yourself and don’t worry so much. Love is always meant to go a long way if it is true. I have been seeing a guy since last 3 years. He’s serious about the relationship but never mentions marriage. I’m 21 years old and he’s 24. Is this normal?Ayesha, New DelhiAre you listening to yourself? You both are probably too young to consider marriage. Enjoy each other and may be, just maybe, he is a little scared of commitment. Instead of nagging him about marriage try to have a mature conversation about your future. Sometimes people do take a lot of things for granted. Maybe that’s the case with him. He believes the theory of unspoken words being more powerful than said ones!I am not as good looking as my mother. Relatives always poke me on that and that is the reason why I avoid visiting them. I feel very hurt when anyone comments on my appearance. What can I do to get out of this?Divya, Madhya PradheshFirst and foremost convince yourself that you are an individual and beauty cannot be quantified or defined. As to the comments, whenever anyone says anything, just tell them you might be an ugly duckling but soon you will emerge a beautiful and serene swan.Have a love or life query you cannot find an answer to? Send your questions to – email@example.com
Technology | Mobile C-Arms | February 18, 2019 Philips Launches Zenition Mobile C-arm Platform Philips announced the launch of Philips Zenition, its new mobile C-arm imaging platform. Mobile C-arms are X-ray… read more News | Advanced Visualization | February 25, 2019 Philips and Microsoft Showcase Augmented Reality for Image-Guided Minimally Invasive Therapies Philips will unveil a new mixed reality concept developed together with Microsoft that the company says is designed for… read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 24, 2019 WVU Medicine Installs First Alphenix 4D CT in the U.S. The West Virginia University (WVU) Heart and Vascular Institute is the first hospital in the country to acquire the… read more Philips and Microsoft have partnered to develop an augmented reality system to help imporve workflow and procedural navigation in the cath lab. Physicians wearing visors can view and interact with true 3-D holograms above the patient on the table and manipulate the image with voice and hand motion commands to avoid breaking the sterile field. Technology | Radiation Dose Management | May 23, 2019 ControlRad Announces FDA Clearance and Launch of ControlRad Trace ControlRad Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted 510(k) clearance for its ControlRad… read more Technology | Angiography | March 01, 2019 iSchemaView Launches RAPID Angio iSchemaView announced the release of RAPID Angio, a complete neuroimaging solution for the angiography suite that… read more Technology | Radiation Dose Management | April 04, 2019 Omega Medical Imaging Launches AI-enabled FluoroShield for Radiation Reduction The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Omega Medical Imaging 510(k) clearance to offer their artificial… read more Technology | September 21, 2009 Digital Upgrade Kit Enhances Efficiency of Giraffe Style Incubators Related Content News | Computed Tomography (CT) | March 04, 2019 Aidoc Announces CE Mark for AI-based Pulmonary Embolism Workflow Tool Artificial intelligence (AI) radiology solution provider Aidoc announced the commercial release of its CE-marked… read more 360 Photos | Angiography | May 17, 2019 360 View Inside a Cath/EP Lab at Baylor Heart Hospital This is a view inside one of the 11 cath labs at … read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | June 24, 2019 Mentice and Siemens Healthineers Integrate VIST Virtual Patient With Artis Icono Angiography System Siemens Healthineers and Mentice AB announced the collaboration to fully integrate Mentice’s VIST Virtual Patient into… read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 11, 2019 Mednax National Cardiac Centers of Excellence Program Highlighted at SCCT 2019 Mednax Inc. and Mednax Radiology Solutions announced that Chief Medical Officer Ricardo C. Cury, M.D., FSCCT, will… read more Enhance the convenience and efficiency of your Giraffe style incubator with the RadPRO NDR60 Digital Upgrade Kit. Custom OEM style components make up this simple upgrade solution without modifying the existing unit and provide instant, uncompromised access for the Canon CXDI-60 Series digital flat panel detector. Ideal for NICU and pediatrics, a Canon CXDI-60C flat panel detector provides greater flexibility, versatility and patient care beyond traditional means. The crystals in the cesium iodide (CsI) scintillator allow for optimal light channeling properties for effective X-ray absorption and highsignal-to-noise performance, which means less X-ray dosage to the patient. Featuring a lightweight (5.5 lbs) design and 9 by 11 inch image area the CXDI-60C combined with the NDR60 upgrade kit assembles an irresistible choice in one clever package.Paired with a digital mobile X-ray system (i.e. RadPRO 40kW, DP4/4+, SP4/4+), the NDR60 delivers a complete DR solution by allowing technologists to consistently capture high-quality digital images, perform necessary procedures, minimize patient disturbances and eliminate the urgency of moving critically ill infants from bed to bed. Developed by Virtual Imaging Inc., a Canon U.S.A. company, the RadPRO NDR60 digital upgrade kit will be showcased at the Radiological Society of North American (RSNA) in McCormick Place, Chicago, Nov. 29 – Dec. 3, 2009. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享
Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more Related Content Blog | Sean Reilly, ITN Publisher | September 04, 2012 When Freight Train and Rocket Fuel Truck Collide… The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July. 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FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Like an eyewitness to a freight train bearing down on a rocket fuel truck at a railroad crossing, I couldn’t avoid watching the ensuing carnage after two individuals who underwent positron emission tomography (PET) myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) with CardioGen-82 (Rubidium Rb 82 Generator) triggered airport radiation sensors in May 2011. Hung up on the tracks… Bracco Diagnostics, healthcare providers and their patients. Inbound at 60 miles-per-hour and weighing in at 15,000 tons… the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). One thing was certain from the start: The wreckage was going to be extensive.In July 2011, after learning of the unexpected radiation exposure of the two patient-travelers, Bracco initiated a voluntary recall and ceased shipment of CardioGen-82 and launched an extensive investigation of the root cause. In the months that followed, additional steps to ensure patient safety were taken, including initiation of a Clinical Assessment Program of customers who administered CardioGen and an Rb82 Generator Quality Review Program. At the FDA’s request, Bracco initiated re-qualification of all CardioGen components and revalidated the manufacturing process. While jumping through flaming hoop after flaming hoop, Bracco representatives communicated openly with the FDA and encouraged their customers to do the same.In January 2012, the FDA issued preliminary findings on the CardioGen investigation that included two significant points: (1) “Improper use” of CardioGen-82 at clinical sites was responsible for the increased radiation exposure to the patient-travelers, and (2) “It is unlikely this excessive exposure posed significant risks…” So, case closed/end of story? Can a freight train traveling at 60 miles-per-hour stop on a dime (or on $100 million dollars)? One would think, with CardioGen-82’s successful track record (zero adverse events reported since its introduction in 1989) and the fact that all recalled generators were found to be working within specifications — plus the facts that “improper use” by two private practices caused the problem, the dose patients received was likely comparable to that of similar studies done in other modalities and Bracco Diagnostics acted in good faith throughout the process, sacrificing somewhere in the neighborhood of $100 million in revenue loss during this time — that common sense might prevail at the FDA, right? Not exactly.In August 2012, Bracco Diagnostics issued a customer letter outlining its agreement with the FDA and the phased reintroduction of CardioGen-82. Included are the following planning initiatives:• All sites must complete the respective training and knowledge assessments.• All sites resuming PET myocardial perfusion imaging must have Bracco technical expertise onsite for the first two days of generator utility. Subsequent daily reporting review by the Bracco technical expert is also required.• Generator shipments and resource deployment is aligned to optimize customer and Bracco compliance.• Customers must complete and submit daily quality control (QC) reporting.• Bracco QC monitoring occurs on a daily basis. Bracco and the customer follow up as appropriate.To this observer, it looks like that freight train just backed up to roll over the rocket fuel truck a second time.So, are there any winners here? Healthcare providers have not been able to offer their patients PET MPI scans for roughly a year. Now, they’re faced with more red tape, more regulation, more paperwork and drastic delays in getting their PET MPI programs up and running again. Bracco Diagnostics has been saddled with the enormous burden and staggering cost of proving (for a second time) that CardioGen is safe when used properly. It has to win back lost customers. Further, it must now take on the additional cost of maintaining a quality control data repository and monitoring program of its customers. For CardioGen to remain commercially viable, this cost is going to be passed along to customers, to patients and to payors. In business schools throughout the United States, “Freight Train vs. Rocket Fuel Truck” might someday become a case study of what is wrong with the healthcare system in the United States. It should. Demand for ultrasound scans at U.S. outpatient centers could grow by double digits over the next five years, according to a speaker at AHRA 2019. A variety of factors, however, could cause projections for this and other modalities to change. Graphic courtesy of Pixabay Feature | Radiology Imaging | July 29, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Imaging Market in U.S. Could Rise In Coming Years The coming years may be good for the medical imaging community in the United States. But they will not be easy. read more Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McColl… read more Sean Reilly, ITN Publisher Sean Reilly is healthcare brands group publisher (Imaging Technology News and Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology) at Scranton Gillette Communications. 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Find out which ships will be calling Australia home, when lines will be launching their new ships and even get some packing tips in e-Travel Blackboard’s first ever OBrochure Cruise Experience Guide.Based on an independent survey of the cruising habits of both consumers and the travel trade, the OBrochure Cruise Experience Guide reveals your ports of choice, your top three loyalty schemes and offers some insight into cruising trends.“We are extremely excited to launch our first ever OBrochure Cruise Experience Guide for travel agents to use and consumers to peruse,” e-Travel Blackboard Anthony Valeriano said.“As the weather gets chilly in the Southern Hemisphere, Australians are either planning future cruises out of Australia in our summer, or are taking advantage of a strong Aussie dollar to cruise from overseas ports.“This guide is perfect for agents to have cruise information at their fingertips or to give to those travelling to (or even considering) a cruise – you can email it or print it and include with travel documents, Mr Valeriano said.Download the OBrochure Cruise Experience Guide here. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: G.A
Mortgage applications continued to fall last week following a sizable spike in interest rates, the “”Mortgage Bankers Association””:http://mbaa.org/default.htm (MBA) reported in its Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey.[IMAGE]The survey’s Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, dropped 3.0 percent (both seasonally adjusted and unadjusted) for the week ending June 21. The Refinance Index fell 5 percent from the previous week, dipping to its lowest level since November 2011. The refinance share of total mortgage activity also declined, falling to 67 percent–the lowest level since July 2011.[COLUMN_BREAK]Meanwhile, the seasonally adjusted Purchase Index actually rose, increasing 2 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis and 1 percent unadjusted. Last week’s Purchase Index was 16 percent higher than the same week last year.””Interest rates moved up sharply following the Federal Reserve press conference last Wednesday where it was indicated that the Fed could begin tapering their asset purchases later this year,”” said Mike Fratantoni, VP of research and economics for MBA. “”Mortgage rates increased by the most in a single week since 2011, and refinance application volume dropped to its lowest level in almost two years.””Fratantoni also noted that government purchase applications declined further last week–“”likely a function of the recent increase in FHA [Federal Housing Administration] mortgage insurance premiums””–to a share of 28 percent, the lowest level in the history of that series.The average contract interest rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was 4.46 percent last week, MBA reported, the highest rate since August 2011. Points fell to 0.35 for 80 percent loan-to-value ratio loans. application,Refinance Applications Fall as Rates Rocket Share Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Investors Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Applications Mortgage Rates Purchase Loans Refinance Service Providers 2013-06-26 Tory Barringer in Origination June 26, 2013 430 Views
Frederik Meijer Gardens opens new rooftop attraction AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in western Michigan has opened a new attraction — on the roof.The Stuart and Barbara Padnos Rooftop Sculpture Garden is located atop the recently completed 22,000-square-foot (2,045-square-meter) Covenant Learning Center.The rooftop garden is part of the $115 million “Welcoming the World: Honoring a Legacy of Love” expansion project. It’s designed to enhance the mission of the Grand Rapids-area attraction of promoting an appreciation for gardens, sculpture, the natural environment and the arts.The rooftop garden offers a habitat for birds, butterflies and insects. It has four long-term loans from the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington.The Associated Press by The Associated Press Posted May 27, 2019 7:53 am PDT
Ballots for the January 28 presidential elections will be ready on Wednesday, Head of the Election Service and Deputy Chief Returning Officer Demetris Demetriou told the Cyprus News Agency (CNA).Printing for the 580,000 allots began on Sunday and will be completed on Wednesday, he added.He also said that the election centres have not been finalised yet, adding: “we are at the final stages”.Regarding prison voters, Demetriou said the election service had already received a list from the central prisons.As far as the Greek Cypriots in the north were concerned, Demetriou said that he was expecting the final information from the Office of the Commissioner for Humanitarian Issues on Tuesday.In another development, the Central Election Service has announced that the election booklets of new voters were ready and had already been given to the local community officers where voters can pick them up.The booklets will be available until January 25. However, those who fail to pick them up, can also vote using their identity cards, provided they are on the electoral list.The Chief Returning Officer also announced on Monday the number of registered Turkish Cypriot voters. There are 115 Turkish Cypriots registered in the Nicosia district, 235 in Limassol district, 128 in Larnaca district, 174 in Paphos district and 5 in Famagusta district.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoYahoo SearchThe Early Signs Of Type 2 Diabetes. Search Type 2 Diabetes TreatmentsYahoo SearchUndoSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
The fire service had to rescue two people in Dherynia early on Saturday after a blaze broke out in their house apparently from a household appliance.Firefighters got the call some 30 minutes after midnight that a fire had broken out at a two-storey residence located in a housing block.The blaze was raging on the ground floor, trapping four people – two girls aged 18, and two 20-year-old men on the first floor.Two of them were rescued by neighbours while the other two were pulled out of a window in the first floor.None of the group was injured.Firefighters brought the blaze under control shortly before 1am after it caused extensive damage to the house.Investigators ruled out foul play as the cause, as initial indications pointed out to a faulty appliance as being the culprit.You May LikeBuzzSuperTake a Look Inside Oprah Winfrey’s MansionBuzzSuperUndoBrowserguides.com for BraveA Browser that’s 200% Faster than ChromeBrowserguides.com for BraveUndoLuxury African SafariTailor Made Luxury African Safaris | Luxury Safari in AfricaLuxury African SafariUndo Two of serial killer’s victims buried in PhilippinesUndoMorphou bishop now claims gay men have a ‘nasty smell’UndoFresh case of Blue Nile virus in northUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
An unassuming Cypriot father of two from Marathounda in Paphos is a rare creature: a bus driver who’s much loved by all of his passengers.Over the last 15 years, Panicos Chrysanthou, 41, has loaded up his bus and driven his passengers to their destinations across the island, five days a week, going over and above what could reasonably be expected from any bus driver anywhere in the world.Chrysanthou is the driver of the Pasycaf (the Cyprus Association of Cancer Patients and Friends) bus, a free bus service that transfers all cancer patients, irrespective of their financial status, to other towns for treatment and back.Every morning, the modest driver gets up at 4.30am, arriving at the Pasycaf centre in Paphos to take his passengers for oncology treatment in Limassol and Nicosia.Almost painfully shy about being interviewed by the Sunday Mail, Chrysanthou divulged the reason he became involved with the charity in the first place.“I lost my mum to cancer when I was quite young and I wanted to help these patients who are experiencing what we went through, but we didn’t have any help,” he said.His said that his mother Ellie, began to feel unwell and was diagnosed with a brain tumour. She underwent an operation but died eight months later.“It was very hard, I was 18 years old and very close to my mum. It made me sensitive to people in this situation and going to Pasycaf is my way of helping,” he said.The charity’s bus service started in 1998 with another bus driver and Panicos joined some years later, first working in the office. When the original driver retired in 2003, the charity offered him the job, as he is a qualified mechanic.Panicos and wife Karen“Being the bus driver can be a difficult job. I get to know the patients, but I don’t think that I do anything special for people. I am just doing my job.”His wife, Karen, a teacher at the International School of Paphos, disagrees“He does everything he can for his passengers, gets them on and off the bus, gets medication for them. If someone has to stay overnight and they have no-one to go and see them, he will go and sit with them for a little while just to keep them company. He will phone them to see if they’re OK, his phone doesn’t stop ringing. He doesn’t really finish work,” she said.And his passengers must agree with her, as for the last six years he has been nominated for a Heart of Gold Cyprus award scheme, founded eleven years ago to recognise both children and adults who are extra special in some way.On December 2, at the annual ceremony SEK in Paphos, he was announced as the 2018 winner. The entire room erupted into spontaneous applause and gave him a standing ovation.“I am happy to receive this award but I really don’t think I’m doing anything special,” he said.His wife explains that a couple of days before the ceremony, bad weather caused a landslide which devastated the couple’s garden and almost thundered into their house. Trees, rocks, mud and water came crashing down a hillside behind their property.Chrysansthou was up until 3am trying to clear it and then went straight to work to drive his passengers“He didn’t really feel like coming to the awards. We weren’t in the mood and feeling down, but we went and I had no idea that he would win. He is so modest but I know he is happy about it.”The couple has two daughters, Ellie, 17, named after Chysanthou’s mother, and Angelina, 13.When one of Ellie’s school friends, Jasmitha Marharaja Singh, who had fought a long battle with cancer was taken ill for the last time, he took great care of her family and those close to her. They all praise him highly for helping them through a terribly dark period. Jasmitha died aged just 15.The couple met at school when Karen was 13 and Panicos, 14 and they have been together ever since.Karen said that her husband’s phone is always ringing with cancer patients calling for all sorts of reasons.“They ring for reassurance. He is like a security blanket in a way, helping them to do things when they’re at the hospital too, I know it can be very stressful for them.”A regular day for Chrysanthou sees him getting up at 4.30am, arriving at Pasycaf in Paphos at 5am to leave with the bus at 5.40am.He drives the bus five days a week, leaving from Paphos and travelling to the general hospital in Limassol, then onto two further stops in Limassol to collect patients, and then on to the general hospital in Nicosia and the Bank of Cyprus oncology centre. If patients need to go for an MRI, he will take them.“I drive them back too. The time depends on how long things take. People’s situations affect me andI go for a jog and let it all out, it’s my way.”The charity currently has two buses, a 13 and 22 seater are hoping to raise the funds to purchase a larger one. The International School of Paphos is trying to raise money to help with this.“It can be very hard. You make friends with the patients and then you lose them. For months or a year or more, you have patients that go every day and you get close to them. They chat to me, open up to me and tell me their problems.”Sometimes he attends their funerals.“He is their bus driver but also like a doctor, pharmacist, psychologist and friend. He gets very close to them and goes above and beyond. It’s not just a job and it can get to him and is a constant reminder of his mum. It can be difficult,” Karen added.The best part of the job, he said, is when patients are waiting for their results and get the ‘all clear’.“That is the absolute best,” he said.Chrysanthou’s experience with his mother and now as the Pasycaf bus driver has really made him appreciate life and he is an advocate for a healthy lifestyle.His Heart of Gold award sits displayed on a dresser at home alongside his trophies for 4×4 racing, his passion.He competes with his team Kofa 4×4 and started in 2008. But even here, modesty reigns. 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