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India striving to list Azhar as global terrorist: Sources

first_imgNew Delhi: India continues to work with the UN Security Council sanctions committee on the listing of Masood Azhar as a global terrorist and will show patience on the issue, official sources said Saturday, days after China blocked a proposal at the world body to ban the JeM chief. They also said steps taken by Pakistan in the last few days, against terror groups are cosmetic in nature. “India continues to work with the UNSC’s sanction committee on listing of JeM chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist,” official sources said. Also Read – Squadrons which participated in Balakot air strike awarded citations on IAF Day India believes “terrorism is a major issue for China. They know a number of terror groups are based in Pakistan”, sources added. On China blocking Azhar’s listing as a global terrorist, sources said India will show patience as long as it takes. On Beijing continuing to oppose Azhar’s listing as global terrorist, government sources said there are issues which China needs to resolve with Pakistan. On Wednesday, China for the fourth time blocked the bid in the UN Security Council to designate the chief of the Pakistan-based terror group as a “global terrorist” by putting a technical hold on the proposal. The Chinese move was termed “disappointing” by India.last_img read more

With UNbacked CD Sierra Leoneans to dance to the rhythms of reconciliation

9 May 2007The lilting messages of peace and civic engagement will be heard on sound systems across Sierra Leone, starting this week, with the release of a new CD produced by local musicians in collaboration with the United Nations Integrated Office in Sierra Leone (UNIOSIL). According to UNIOSIL, the CD will help amplify its efforts to broadcast the findings of the country’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), meant to help heal rifts left by 11 years of bloody civil war, and to elicit greater citizen engagement in the country, where illiteracy rates remain high and where music plays an important role in social and cultural life.The 35 artists who contributed to the CD include such local stars as Zibo, Born Dada, Father T, Jonny Wisdom and Miriam. Topics of the 15 numbers, as indicated by their titles, include “Sierra Leone belongs to every citizen,” “Human Rights,” “Corruption” and “Women in Sierra Leone,” sung in English, Krio, Temne, and Mende.The album will be launched at a gala concert at the national stadium in the country’s capital, Freetown, on 11 May, by Adisa Jelani Andwele, renowned musician and poet of Barbados and Goodwill Ambassador of the UN Development Programme (UNDP).In his letter of invitation to the concert, the Executive Representative of the UN Secretary-General in Sierra Leone, Victor Angelo, noted that “the messages contained in the music CD are widely anticipated to create the opportunity for greater citizen engagement towards a further strengthening of the legal, judicial, institutional and administrative mechanisms, as well as cultural and democratic values.” read more

Closing Bell TSX down on political uncertainty as commodities prices move higher

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed lower on Wednesday as the European economy was dealt another blow from economic concerns in Portugal alongside political strife in Egypt.Here are the closing numbers TSX — 12,145.68 -32.70 -0.27% S&P 500 — 1,615.41 +1.33 0.08% Dow — 14,988.55 +56.14 0.38% Nasdaq — 3,443.67 +10.27 0.30%The S&P/TSX composite index fell 32.70 points to end the session at 12,145.68.The Canadian dollar rose 0.35 of a cent to 95.15 cents US.Oil prices were driven to their highest level in more than a year partly on the unfolding political crisis in Egypt. The country’s military has ousted embattled President Mohammed Morsi, suspended the country’s constitution and called early elections.Meanwhile, the U.S. Energy Department reported that crude supplies fell by 10.3 million barrels from the previous week. The decline was more than three times what analysts had expected and came partly from lower supplies from Canada after the temporary Enbridge (TSX:ENB) pipeline shutdown at the end of June.Crude rose above US$100 a barrel for the first time since May 2012. The August contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange ended ahead $1.64 at US$101.24 a barrel.TSX energy stocks were up 0.2%.In Portugal, the government teetered on the brink of collapse, reviving criticism over the eurozone’s strategy for dealing with its prolonged financial crisis.Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho has defied calls to resign but was running out of options to keep his centre-right coalition government together following the resignations of two key ministers in a spat over austerity.The renewed concerns drove gold prices higher as August bullion lifted $8.50 to US$1,251.90 an ounce on the Nymex.The TSX gold sector was the biggest gainer, up 1.3%, with Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G) rising 68 cents to $26.02. The base metals sector was down 0.7% while copper prices rose 3.2 cents to US$3.174 a pound for the September contract.Telecom stocks pulled back once again, off 0.9%, after Mobilicity pushed back a vote on the company’s proposed recapitalization plan by a week.The struggling wireless service provider, which has reportedly held talks with U.S. telecom giant Verizon, did not give a reason for the delay Wednesday, other than to say it wanted to consider “potential alternatives.”Shares of Canadian wireless companies have been mostly weaker since rumours emerged of a potential new competitor in the domestic industry. Rogers Communications (TSX:RCI.B) was off 85 cents to $41.52, but Telus (TSX:T) rose two cents to $31.68.The global developments impacted Wall Street to a lesser extent in a shortened trading session that ended at 1 p.m. ET ahead of the Independence Day holiday.The Dow Jones industrials gained 56.14 points to close at 14,988.55. The Nasdaq was up 10.27 points at 3,443.67, while the S&P 500 index was 1.33 points higher at 1,615.41.In earnings, Sandvine Corp, (TSX:SVC) swung to a US$900,000 profit in the second quarter as the Waterloo, Ont.,-based broadband technology provider posted significantly higher revenues in reversing last year’s Q2 loss. Revenues rose 27% to US$23.5 million from US$18.6 million in the same 2012 period. Shares of Sandvine were off nearly 8%, or 16 cents, to $1.95.What investors were watching today:Fears of correction continue to haunt Toronto’s condo alley Big Three telecoms set to challenge parts of CRTC’s new wireless codePortugal, Greece turmoil threatens to reawaken the eurozone beastCanada’s housing boom has pushed one in 10 families deep in debtWHAT’S ON DECK WEDNESDAYU.S. markets closed for Independence Day holiday read more

Keystone XL future in the hands of Nebraska

Keystone XL future in the hands of Nebraska TransCanada by Jonathan Muma Posted Aug 8, 2017 7:36 am MDT Last Updated Aug 8, 2017 at 8:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email The fate of the Keystone XL pipeline is back in the hands of Nebraska.After years of hurdles and setbacks public hearings are underway in the state this week.But is the project still worth pursuing?Trevor Tombe, Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Calgary, said despite depressed oil prices, there is still a lot of forecast production.“The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, for example, anticipates about another million-and-a-half barrels per day in Western Canadian production by 2030,” he said. “And so what we would need in order to carry that additional oil to market is not just Keystone XL, not just Trans Mountain, not just Line 3 but potentially all those three plus Energy East.”He explained the economics of the pipeline still work.“So, roughly speaking a pipeline would be able to carry oil to the Gulf Coast at half the price that rail cars would,” he said.Tombe said the only forces which could ultimately shelve this project are land disputes, like in Nebraska in this case, or political pressure.He added there is no guarantee the other proposed pipeline projects will happen, so, continuing with Keystone XL makes a lot of sense. read more

Teenager who shaved head for charity put in isolation by school for

first_imgLaunceston College in Cornwall Launceston College in CornwallCredit:Wessex news agency The Facebook post on Launceston Notice Board prompted a furious reaction with many people condemning the college.There were also hundreds of offers of support for his charity fundraising and Taylor has now set up a JustGiving page to raise more money for Cancer Research UK.Jobi Hovis Hold wrote: “Absolutely horrified reading this! Shame on you Launceston College……..I suppose you’d put a student having gone through chemo in isolation too for not having hair! Disgraceful.”Stephanie Barret said it was “absolutely shameful” of the college, adding: “You should be making a positive example of this young man’s achievement.”Launceston College said Taylor would be having individual specialist tuition for the four days.Principal Bryan Maywood told the BBC: “After this period his hair will no longer be considered an extreme hairstyle; he will return to normal lessons.””Launceston College respects Taylor’s impressive collection made for Cancer Research but unfortunately it was not planned with College expectations in mind​..​. The ‘Brave the Shave’ Macmillan Cancer Support website is very clear about procedures for undertaking these charity events and stresses the need to seek permission from school.​”  Taylor Jones A teenager who shaved his unruly hair to raise hundreds of pounds for a cancer charity has been put in isolation on his return to school.Taylor Jones, 15, lost his locks in a sponsored trim at the weekend and raised £850 for Cancer Research.But when he went back to Launceston College in Cornwall he was ordered straight into isolation because of his “extreme haircut”. His father added: “I’m very angry about it. Taylor has been made very upset, I’ve persuaded him to go back in tomorrow.”He’s nearly 16 so trying to dictate what length his hair should be is a bit ridiculous. They’re basically saying if you’re bald that’s not an acceptable look.”The deputy principal spoke to me and said they were trying to teach children there are rules to follow.”It sounds like a dictatorship to me. It is petty red tape and it’s not helping anybody.”We’ve been bowled over by the support he’s got.”A friend posted on Facebook: “We thought our school wouldn’t mind what he had done as it was for a good cause, apparently the fact that he’d raised over £850 pounds wasn’t good enough and before he had even gotten to his first lesson they put him in isolation labeling it an “extreme haircut”, telling him that he’s not able to return to normal lessons until his hair grows back to a more a more suitable length.”This is not only bad because of the fact it was for cancer but also that his GCSEs are coming up and they’re making him miss out on vital lessons that could boost his chances of being successful in them (not really what you’d expect from a place that’s supposed to be setting up children for the future).”Personally I don’t think it’s fair to punish a student for trying to do something that should be celebrated just because our school is so caught up in its own image.”center_img Taylor, who is due to take his GCSEs in less than a month, has been told he cannot return to lessons until his hair grows back to a more suitable length.But as a result of the row more people have donated to his fundraising drive and boosted his effort.His dad Nick Jones accused the school of acting like a “dictatorship”.He said his son was so upset after his first day in isolation he had to persuade him to go into school the next day.He said: “He has been growing it for a while and it had got very unruly and most people said his previous hairstyle was more of an extreme haircut than this is. “We did try to get him to do it in the first week of the holidays, but unfortunately the people who were going to cut his hair weren’t available, so he decided he would take the consequences and do it on Saturday.”Taylor returned to school after the Easter holidays and was almost immediately put in the Internal Exclusion Room.He was told he would be forced to spend break times, lunchtimes and lessons there until his hair grew back. Taylor Jones’s “extreme” haircut 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.last_img read more

3M CP45 caméra et projecteur en un seul appareil

first_img3M CP45: caméra et projecteur en un seul appareilLa marque 3M propose un tout-en-un avec son camescope CP45, qui filme et restitue aussitôt l’image via sa lentille de projection.Le camescope CP45 de la marque 3M était passé plutôt inaperçu depuis sa sortie en octobre dernier. Pourtant ce produit atypique mérite que l’on s’y attarde un peu. Car si cet appareil peut filmer tous vos moments de vie facilement grâce à son format le faisant ressembler à un baladeur MP3, il est capable aussi de les restituer immédiatement sans intermédiaire avec sa lentille de projection selon Le Journal du Geek.À lire aussiLa Descriptive Camera : quand une image se tranforme en texteDans les faits, la CP45 intègre un capteur de 5 mégapixels peut prendre des photos et des vidéos en 720p. Sur la tranche supérieure on retrouve le pico-projecteur de 20 lumens, qui ne fera pas des miracles, mais remplira sa tache correctement dans une pièce sombre ou très peu éclairée. C’est ce qu’on demande d’un produit grand public.Il possède en outre une mémoire interne de 2 Go, un peu faible pour de la vidéo Haute Définition mais fort heureusement, il est possible d’étendre le stockage à 32 Go via un port pour cartes micro SD. On trouve aussi un port HDMI, qui permet de le connecter à d’autres appareils et une batterie intégrée qui peut tenir après charge complète 100 minutes environ. Assez pour filmer vos promenades et soirées et les partager instantanemment.La CP45 est d’ores et déjà disponible pour la somme de 300 euros.Le 27 novembre 2011 à 18:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Dolph Ziggler on resigning with WWE Lana the rise of NXT

first_img Scott Fishman of the Miami Herald passed along a new interview conducted with WWE star Dolph Ziggler. Here are some excerpts from the interview:On re-signing with WWE:“My contract was coming up, and I was weighing a bunch of different option, I had a lot of outside offers to do some other things. Instead I decided to settle on doing the thing I love the most and working for WWE. WWE has given me an out where any days off that I have they allow me to work on outside projects. So it’s a win-win for everybody. I don’t miss any work. I get to keep doing what I love. Just like when it’s SummerSlam week, but I’m going to a comedy club to perform and the next day going to a theater to sneak in a couple of minutes because I don’t sleep and want to be the best performer I can.”On the rise of NXT:“NXT is exploding as a brand. It’s very in right now, you want to be an NXT fan. They sold out Barclays Center for a show. How cool is that? I’m very happy for those guys. To have them in the game is amazing. They were a developmental system in WWE and breaking out into their own brand. Now they are in the video game. If that doesn’t make them hungry and want to steal my spot, nothing will. I welcome it. I’m looking forward to it. The more challenges the better. The game is great. NXT is doing great. It’s a lot of fun.”On his on-screen relationship with Lana and current rivalry with Rusev:“If I was always doing my own thing, I would be bored out of my mind, you have to do something different or you are just the guy who goes out there and has a great match, but nobody cares. You have to have different layers to your character. With someone like Lana, who can add different layers, we have a story built in. We have a fake Lana. The possibilities are endless. The story is always giving me something to do and something else to sink my teeth into. Then take it to another level.”Miamiherald.com: ‘WWE 2K16’ favorite Dolph Ziggler to show off in Miami with SmackDown at AmericanAirlines ArenaRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipDolph Ziggler Comments On His WWE StatusVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration -:-/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 0.00%Remaining Time -0:00 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Two title matches added to Clash of Champions in three weeks on September 15 Dolph Ziggler Pinterest WhatsApp Roman Reigns is in Remission Videos Articles WWE Announces Huge 4-Way Battles For SmackDown Live Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Dolph Ziggler Comments On His WWE Status Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions WWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-Down Twitter Google+ Facebook Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WWE RAW Results – 8/12/19 (Night after SummerSlam, Seth Rollins, The Miz vs. Ziggler) WWE RAW Preview: Night after SummerSlam, Miz vs. Ziggler, Women’s Tag Team Titleslast_img read more

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McCarthy discusses the appointment of Hassenhuttl

first_imgSouthampton goalkeeper Alex McCarthy has been discussing life at the club since Ralph Hassenhuttl was appointed manager.The former RB Leipzig manager replaced the sacked Mark Hughes as the Saints found themselves battling relegation for the second consecutive season, but McCarthy insists the players must do better.“Everyone needed a kick up the a— and I think in the short amount of time he has been with us there has been a big reaction from the boys already,” McCarthy said, according to the Telegraph.“He has got his different methods and they are totally different training sessions. Obviously, the goalies are not as involved as much but from what I have heard and what I have seen on the videos in the analysis room, everyone is just pressing, pressing, pressing once you lose the ball.”“And when we regain it, instead of turning around and playing back, it’s having that confidence to play forward and bring everyone up the pitch so we are a lot more attacking.”Speaking about the new manager’s training method, after reports suggested they were having longer sessions.Solskjaer slams Man United’s draw: “We should have won” Andrew Smyth – August 31, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was left to rue another missed opportunity as Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw against 10-man Southampton.“He likes to play attractive football,” McCarthy says. “High pressing and intensive. I would much rather play like that than like Cardiff City did at the weekend.”Hassenhuttl began life as Saints boss with a disappointing 1-0 away loss to Cardiff City, but McCarthy believes the manager will get it right, saying: “He’s not left any stone unturned. He’s very thorough.”“With this manager and the way he wants to play, that is what you will see out there.”“I think there will be a lot more team bonding sessions, whether it’s a lunch together or go-karting or whatever.”last_img read more

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Tropical Storm Ida Update

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 23 Sept 2015 – Tropical Storm Ida continues to bobble about in the Atlantic Basin; she is expected to maintain that strength into the new week. Elsewhere, the tropics are quiet. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Related Items:tropical storm ida Tropical watchlast_img

Editor Publisher Out at Afar Amid Restructuring

first_imgAccording to Sullivan, the changes better position Afar Media to expand across multiple platforms, including a forthcoming social search digital product. “We have connected with a vibrant community of people whose passion is to experience the world through travel by getting beneath the surface of a place and seeing it the way locals do,” he said in a statement.Launched in September, Afar was named by Samir “Mr. Magazine” Husni as one of the most notable launches of 2009. Experiential travel magazine Afar has undergone a restructuring with founder and CEO Greg Sullivan also now serving as editor-in-chief, replacing Susan West, who has left the company. Also out is John Sheehy, who had been serving as publisher—a position that has been eliminated.Other staffing changes include the promotions of executive vice president and digital operations managing director Dan Orum to president of Afar Media, co-founder Joe Diaz to vice president of sales and brand development and Derek Butcher to chief architect of Afar Digital and CTO.At the same time, the magazine said it was raising its rate base 50 percent to 75,000 with the March/April issue.last_img read more

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Saudi authorities approved 118924 pilgrims visas

first_imgThe foreign affairs ministry on Tuesday said the Saudi authorities have approved some 118,924 pilgrims’ visas as of August 14.The embassy of Saudi Arabia in Dhaka has informed that there is no pending application with them, said the foreign ministry.It is “closely working” with the Saudi authorities in this regard.last_img

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2 killed in separate gunfights

first_img.Two people were killed in separate incidents of alleged gunfights with the law enforcement in Kushtia and Narayanganj early Friday.In Kushtia, Shahin, 32, hailing from Nurpur village of Kumarkhali upazila, was killed in a reported gunfight with police on the bank of the Padma river in Kasba area of Kumarkhali around 2:30am.Shahin was an accused in a case filed over the murder of expatriate Rakib Hossain, said Kumarkhali police station officer-in-charge Abdul Khaleq.Earlier on Sunday morning, the body of Rakib was recovered from Kali river in Kumarkhali.Police sent the body of Shahin to Kushtia General Hospital for an autopsy, OC Khaleq added.He further said several police members were also injured during the gunfight.In another incident of an alleged gunfight with the detective branch (DB) of police in Galachipa Goalia Khal area of Narayanganj city, Moniruzzaman Shahin alias Banduk Shahin, 50, was killed.Banduk Shahin was an enlisted top terror and an accused in 12 lawsuits, including murder, extortion and drugs peddling, said additional superintendent of Narayanganj police, M Sharfuddin.DB OC Mahbubur Rahman and sub-inspector (SI) Mizan were injured in the gunfight, he added.last_img read more

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Sandra Blands Family Settles Wrongful Death Lawsuit

first_imgSandra Bland/FacebookSandra Bland, who was found dead at the Waller County Jail on July 13.The family of Sandra Bland — who died last year in a Waller County Jail cell — has reached a settlement with Texas officials in a wrongful death lawsuit, a lawyer for the family said Thursday.Waller County and the Texas Department of Public Safety will pay the family a total of $1.9 million and the county has agreed to policy changes, according to attorney Cannon Lambert. The terms were finalized Wednesday, Lambert said.The fight began on July 10, 2015, when former Department of Public Safety Trooper Brian Encinia stopped Bland near the Prairie View A&M University campus for failing to properly signal a lane change. After a heated argument, the trooper arrested Bland for assaulting a public servant. Three days later, she was found hanged in her cell at Waller County Jail. Her death was ruled a suicide.The circumstances of Bland’s arrest, which was caught on dashboard camera video, spurred a national discussion about race and policing. The FBI and Texas Rangers investigated, Bland’s mother filed a wrongful death lawsuit, legislative hearings were held and the screening process for new inmates in Texas county jails was changed.In federal court, Bland’s mother, Geneva Reed-Veal, was suing Encinia, Waller County and several of its employees. The judge in the case ordered mediation in July.Terms of the settlement:Waller County will pay the family $1.8 million. The Texas Department of Public Safety will pay the family $100,000.“To prevent future document falsifications, Waller County jail will use automated electronic sensors to ensure accurate and timely cell checks.”“From here forward, Waller County jail will now provide an on-duty nurse or EMT for all shifts.”“The Waller County Judge pledges to actively seek passage of state legislation providing for more funding for jail intake, booking, screening training and other jail support like telemedicine access for Texas county jails AND HE SUPPORTS HAVING ANY RESULTING LEGISLATION NAMED IN SANDRA BLAND’S HONOR!”“The Waller County Sheriff’s Office shall provide additional jailer training (including ongoing continuing education) on booking and intake screening.”“The case is settled in its entirety,” Lambert said, but “this is the beginning, not the end.”Lambert said Bland’s mother is pleased with the settlement “particularly because of the non-economic components.”Read more Sandra Bland coverage:A Year Later, Sandra Bland’s Death Propels Calls for Reform – Sandra Bland’s 2015 arrest, and death three days later in the Waller County Jail, remain catalysts for lawmakers, activists and policy experts seeking reforms in various facets of Texas criminal justice. Judge Orders County, State to Release More Sandra Bland Footage – A federal judge Thursday ordered Waller County and the state of Texas to show the legal team representing Sandra Bland’s family the original videos from her time in jail.Trooper Who Arrested Sandra Bland Formally Fired – Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw has issued a termination letter for Brian Encinia, the trooper who arrested Sandra Bland. Sharecenter_img This article originally appeared in The Texas Tribune at https://www.texastribune.org/2016/09/15/sandra-blands-family-settles-wrongful-death-lawsui/.last_img read more

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first_img Technology | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Philips Extends Advanced Automation on Epiq CVx Cardiovascular Ultrasound Platform Philips recently announced new advanced automation capabilities on its Epiq CVx and Epiq CVxi cardiac ultrasound… read more The ScanTrainer transvaginal simulator is one example of Intelligent Ultrasound’s simulation technologies. 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 11, 2019 360 Degree View of a Smartphone Performing a Cardiac Ultrasound Exam This 360 degree photo shows a basic, point-of-care cardiac echocardiogram being performed using a smartphone turned i read more 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 08, 2019 360 Degree View of an Echocardiography Exam on the SC2000 System This is a 360 degree view of a live cardiac echo demonstration for the Siemens Healthineers Acuson SC2000… read more 3D Auto RV application image courtesy of Philips Healthcare News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 05, 2019 Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an ambulatory… read more Related Content 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 09, 2019 360 Degree View of a Mitral Valve Ultrasound Exam on a Vivid E95 System A view of a mitral valve on a GE Healthcare Vivid E95 … read more May 15, 2013 — Olympus announced the company’s ultrasound endoscopes will now be powered by the ProSound F75 Ultrasound Processor.The ProSound F75 Ultrasound Processor, developed in partnership by Hitachi Aloka Medical Ltd., provides physicians with the highest quality imaging that aids in more accurate diagnosis of diseases of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and surrounding organs such as the pancreas, bile duct, liver, spleen and gallbladder as well as assessing a variety of cancers.  The newly introduced platform improves workflow from pre-examination to after examination for better data management and provides improved visualization for more accurate blood flow information.”The ProSound F75 delivers outstanding image quality that facilitates easy identification and more accurate staging of GI tumors in my practice,” said Shyam Varadarajulu, M.D., medical director of the Center for Interventional Endoscopy (CIE) and professor of medicine at the University of Central Florida.  “The images are crisp with excellent resolution and the technology is truly versatile in its functionality.”The ProSound F75 Ultrasound Processor offers an ergonomic capability with an adjustable height and depth of the keyboard and monitor that provides comfort to all endoscopists in a practice. The ProSound F75 has versatile capabilities for conducting quick tasks and examinations in every clinical setting.  In addition, the device is forward and backward compatible, which allows it to work with most endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) scopes.EUS combines ultrasound technology with endoscopy to better visualize the tissues of the digestive tract and adjacent anatomical structures inside the human body. Conventional ultrasound is performed by placing a transducer against the skin to produce images of internal organs. With EUS, the transducer is endoscopically inserted into the body via the digestive tract, putting it closer to the area of interest to obtain higher resolution images. This technology addresses the key requirements of Healthcare Reform:Increased Quality of Care – EUS drives optimal patient outcomes through easy identification and more accurate staging of diseases and cancers in the GI tract.Decreased Costs – The forward and backward compatibility provides significant cost savings through lower cost of ownership and more efficient use of assets.Enhanced Patient Satisfaction – EUS provides a less invasive approach than conventional surgical diagnosis allowing physicians to view internal anatomy without making an incision. News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 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Generation X most risky when it comes to travel insurance

first_imgTravel insurance – helping travellersleave with memories and not withhuge medical bills. Image: flickr.com “If you can’t afford travel insurance, you can’t afford to travel”.This phrase has been repeatedly drilled into Australian heads, yet according to a new study 30 percent of all Aussies do not purchase travel insurance when going overseas.Travel insurance provider SureSave recently conducted research which found that out of 1,000 Australian respondents, travellers aged 60+ were the most likely to invest in travel insurance, with only 13 percent leaving home without it.Generation Xers were the riskiest of the respondents with 24 percent of 30-39 year olds opting to travel unprotected, followed by 18-29 years old of whom only 13 percent resisted purchasing travel insurance.Overall, 30 percent of Australian respondents did not always purchase travel insurance, 12 percent either never or rarely bought it and 18 percent made their decision based on their perception of the destination to which they were travelling.”If you travel without insurance, you’re putting yourself at risk and there can be serious financial consequences,” SureSave executive general manager Michael Callaghan said.”Even a short stay in a US hospital can cost a traveller tens of thousands of dollars if they’re not protected.”A travel insurance policy is a very small price to pay for coverage in the event that something goes wrong.”Do you take out travel insurance every time you travel?Source = e-Travel Blackboard: A.N.last_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >United Airlines is introducing a new custom-designed seat for first-class cabins on more than 200 of the company’s narrowbody aircraft. The seat will debut on an Airbus A319 this week, with retrofits on A319s, A320s and many Boeing 737s and 757s through 2016.Developed with input from customers whom the airline invited to test seat prototypes, UA and design firm PriestmanGoode have created several elements to improve the customer experience, including:All-leather seat covers in signature navy and champagne colorsA patented-design tray table with tablet holder, enabling travelers to enjoy food and beverages while using their personal electronic devicesAn articulating seat bottom for greater comfort when reclining and an adjustable headrestIn-seat universal A/C power outlets for customers to charge their devicesAdditional in-seat storage, including two seatback pockets and side stowage for laptops and tabletsDedicated beverage holdersGranite cocktail tablesAt 21.1 inches wide, the new United First seat is wider than the current seat and will have numerous custom-design elements and premium finishes, including the signature UA-branded tag.Each aircraft will continue to have the same number of premium-cabin seats.“This new seat is directly based on customer testing and feedback,” said Tom O’Toole, UA’s senior vice president and chief marketing officer. “We designed a custom seat that incorporates the features that today’s passengers want and upgrades our cabins.”UA’s new premium-cabin seat is among upgrades the airline is making to its aircraft interiors, including larger overhead bins, more in-seat power outlets and new carpets, mood lighting, boarding music and galley flooring.The airline has also recently:Updated its mobile app to offer interactive indoor maps at the airline’s hubs in the continental United States, including testing beacons at Newark Liberty International AirportExpanded its personal device entertainment to 120 Wi-Fi-equipped United Express regional jets, enabling more customers to stream free content to their laptop computers and iOS and Android devicesLaunched an upgraded food and beverage service – including multi-course meals, complimentary beer and wine and a new option to purchase premium snacks – for customers in United Economy on many intercontinental flightsIntroduced products from Cowshed Spa, the premium spa and lifestyle brand of London-based Soho House & Co., in premium cabins on long-haul international flights and in more than a dozen UA airport lounges worldwide.Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more

TIME Unlimited Tours has launched its Cultural Cit

first_imgTIME Unlimited Tours has launched its Cultural City to Cape Collection for winter. The tours, named ‘Season of Matariki – A Star Journey’, target premium international visitors looking for a fully integrated, seasonally themed Maori cultural experience.Clients seeking luxury options can immerse themselves in quality experiences that showcase culturally significant locations and attractions between Tamaki Makaurau (Auckland) and Te Rerenga Wairua (Cape Reinga) at the top of New Zealand’s North Island. Tours range from one-day, one-way or multi-day options.TIME Unlimited Tours works collaboratively with partners to deliver bespoke, exclusive or behind-the-scenes experiences as part of each itinerary to share both their Maori history and their everyday cultural upbringing.The experiences provide exclusivity and choice by connecting local people to the local places visited so that every cultural encounter is tailored to the manuhiri (guests).“The aim is to gain a sense of genuine connection between visitors and locals so that guests can have authentic experiences that share who we are as Maori,” says TIME Unlimited Tours director, Ceillhe Sperath. “Immersion into our tikanga (customs) fosters a greater understanding of Tangata Whenua (people of the land) and empowers our guests to feel comfortable to engage with the locals.”last_img read more

August 10 2002 Alumni Paul Moore brought the danc

first_imgAugust 10, 2002 Alumni Paul Moorebrought the dance group ‘Human Nature’ to Arcosanti for another dynamicretreat session. Participants this year were Will Duncan, Jayne Lee,Francis Martineau, Nathan Montgomery, Paul Moore, Delisa Myles andBreanna Rogers. The group describes itself as a loosely bandedcollective of strong willed performers intending to express a deep feltunspeakable vision. Here is part of the group during reheasal in the CollySoleri Theater. [Photo & Text: SA] ‘Human Nature’ isbased in Flagstaff and spends one week each year at Arcosanti. Thestage is being prepared with some beautiful red silt. [Photo & Text:SA] This yearsperformance ‘Unveiling the Mirage’ explored relationships betweenpeople. It included everthing from personal journeys into inner self toexpressions of culturally inhibited gender roles. From beginning to endit was a very intense and deeply touching performance. [Photo: T &Text: SA] Part of eachperformance offered at Arcosanti is a tour of the site before dinner.[Photo & Text: SA] Chef Ali Sadiquiwith helpers Spenser Marese and Caterina Loy presented anotherbeautiful meal. The menu included: Asian Gaspacho,Jicama-Parsnip-Carrot Salad, Honey-Glazed Salmon or Tofu, Purple StickyRice, Green Tea Mousse with Sake Marinated Cherries. A very colorfuland ‘very’ delicious combination. [Photo & Text: SA] Washing dishes for aconcert meal of at least 150 people sounds a bit scary. Theseresidents; Gabriel Hendrix, planningintern Scott Airlie and Brad Bishop, are actully having a greattime. [Photo & Text: SA] This dinner wasserved in the cafe. Here are servers Gwen Birk, Liz Schiffler, IraMurfin, Marlena Mejia and Justin Dehnert. [Photo & Text: SA] The cafe lookedclassy with white tablecloths and napkins. Paolo Soleri [in blue shirt] is enjoying the dinnerand conversation with workshoppers Rebecca Keithen and StefanoCapranico. Another wonderful event. [Photo & Text: SA]last_img read more

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House and Senate Republicans introduce resolutions encouraging the Federal government not to

first_img State Rep. Jim Tedder and state Sen. Mike Kowall have introduced resolutions to voice concern regarding the federal government’s attempt to more stringently regulate the Internet.New rules would begin heavily regulating Internet service providers and the entire broadband industry, rather than its current state as a lightly regulated information service.“This is a federal issue but as a state legislature we can voice our concerns to the federal government and our congressional delegation in the interests of economic freedom for all Michiganders,” said Rep. Tedder, R-Clarkston. “While I think the FCC rules are heavier-handed than needed, Internet was created as a neutral network and I don’t think that should change.”Net neutrality has been heavily debated recently and many are in disagreement on whether or not more federal regulations are required for the internet.“Net neutrality as a concept does hold some merit, but by creating stricter rules has a great potential to stall the great advancements made to the Internet,” said Sen. Kowall, R-White Lake. “Those advancements have occurred without heavy regulation and any new regulations could become prohibitive to that.” Categories: Tedder News 26Feb House and Senate Republicans introduce resolutions encouraging the Federal government not to create Internet regulationslast_img read more

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Commerce Township business owner joins Rep Kesto for State of the State

first_img Categories: Garcia News,Garcia Photos,News,Photos PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Klint Kesto, R-Commerce Township, had George Earhart (left) and Jack Tatigan (right) of OT Investigations and Associates join him as guests for the State of the State address Tuesday at the state Capitol. Earhart is the chief operation manager and Tatigan is owner and president at the Commerce Township-based OT Investigations, a personal/private investigation and security firm featuring professionals with local, state and federal law enforcement and U.S. military experience.  “It was an honor to have George and Jack as my guests,” Rep. Kesto said. “Small businesses are the foundation of a strong economy. I am dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs and small business owners in the 39th District and across the state of Michigan.” 18Jan Commerce Township business owner joins Rep. Kesto for State of the State speechlast_img read more