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Govt accepts Capts plan to resolve Rs 31000 cr food account loan

first_imgNew Delhi: Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan on Thursday accepted the request of Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh to hold a joint meeting with the Union Finance Minister to resolve the Rs 31,000 crore food account loan legacy issue.According to an official spokesperson, Paswan agreed to organise the meeting after the Union Budget session when the Punjab CM called on the minister on Thursday. Also Read – Modi formed OBC commission which earlier govts didn’t do: Shah”The Union Minister has also agreed to allow Punjab to create additional storage space to enable the state to address the problem of acute shortage of storage space in this rabi season. Modalities for the same will soon be worked out,” the spokesperson said. During his meeting, the Chief Minister pointed out the Rs 31,000 crore food loan legacy issue, inherited from the previous government, had already been referred to a special committee headed by NITI Aayog Member Ramesh Chand, who is also the Member of 15th Finance Commission. The Committee had been mandated to look into all aspects of the legacy debt of Punjab government arising out of accumulated CCL (food credit gap) with reference to FCI. Also Read – Prohibitory orders lifted from Mumbai’s stir-hit Aarey ColonyExpressing concern over the slow movement of stocks, the Punjab CM also told Paswan that the state government was grappling with acute shortage of storage space for foodgrain. “The CM also mentioned that state agencies were currently stocking 160 lakh MT of wheat and 107 lakh MT of rice, while 96 lakh MT of wheat was lying in the open and 10.5 lakh MT of wheat purchased more than a year ago was still being stocked in the open,” he added.last_img read more

Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation Presents 6th Annual Charity Boxing Night

first_imgIn partnership with B. Riley & Co., the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation will present the 6th Annual “Big Fighters, Big Cause” Charity Boxing Night on Wednesday, May 13 at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland.Proceeds from the exclusive event will support the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation and their mission to raise funds for research and awareness towards a cure for Type 1 Diabetes and to help children live healthier lives through diet and exercise.Emceed by actor and comedian, Bill Bellamy, the evening will feature a thrilling mix of professional and amateur heavy-weight bouts with well-known fighters from around the globe presented by Michael King and King Sports, and a special performance of the National Anthem by international recording artist and American Idol Season 11 alum Jessica Sanchez. Attendees will also be treated to an exciting evening of music by DJ Shy, food by Wolfgang Puck, as well as a world-class live auction and silent auction display featuring iconic memorabilia and other one-of-a-kind items and experiences.Additionally, the evening will honor the Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles for their groundbreaking work in diabetes care and research. As one of the largest endocrine programs in the country, the Center is pioneering pediatric care and clinical and basic research programs in all types of diabetes, as well as disorders of human growth, bone metabolism, thyroid issues and adrenal disease. The Center provides comprehensive, state-of-the-art, interdisciplinary care, education and training to nearly 1,800 children with type 1 and type 2 diabetes and more than 4,600 patients with other endocrine disorders each year. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is ranked among the top hospitals in the nation for endocrinology and diabetes care on the U.S. News & World Report list of Best Children’s Hospitals.The 6th Annual “Big Fighters, Big Cause” Charity Boxing Night is presented by B. Riley & Co., a leading investment bank which provides corporate finance, research, and sales & trading to corporate, institutional and high net worth individual clients. A media alert with further information and attendees will be announced in the coming weeks.For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.WHEN: Wednesday, May 13, 20155:00 PM – 6:30 PM Red Carpet Arrivals / Silent Auction7:00 PM Welcome & National Anthem / Awards Ceremony7:10 PM – 10:00PM Fights & Live AuctionWHERE: The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland1755 North Highland Avenue, Hollywood, California 90028last_img read more

Toxins in fish feed underscore need for vigilance – UN agency

Warning of the dangers of toxins in fish feed, and calling for greater vigilance to protect aquaculture, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) opened a conference on the issue today in China. The agency cited recent incidents, including when feed used on some United States fish farms contained the toxin melamine. “The convoluted way in which it ended up being fed to fish destined for human consumption underscores the difficulties involved in ensuring product safety in today’s era of transnational fish production, processing and distribution networks: feed made with tainted wheat gluten produced in China was exported by a U.S. firm and sold to at least two Canadian suppliers, which in turn exported it to fish farms in the United States,” FAO said in a news release. More recently, several US states banned certain catfish imports from overseas after tests on frozen fillets showed that some contained blacklisted antibiotics, the agency noted.These incidents illustrate the importance of ensuring product safety in fish farming – the most rapidly growing food production sector for over a decade now – according to Lahsen Ababouch, a fish product safety expert with FAO. Aquaculture today supplies some 44 per cent of all fish consumed worldwide. “Today’s global chain of fish production and supply is extremely complicated,” said Mr. Ababouch. “With nearly half of all fish eaten today coming from farms, and some 12 million people dependent on fish farming for their daily income, ensuring that farmed fish products are safe to eat and of the highest possible quality is crucial.”Ensuring safety and quality over the entire length of the fish supply chain is one of the main issues to be discussed this week at a three-day aquaculture trade conference in China organized by FAO and the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture that opened today. 29 May 2007Warning of the dangers of toxins in fish feed, and calling for greater vigilance to protect aquaculture, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) opened a conference on the issue today in China. read more

Visiting DR Congo UNICEF chief comes face to face with sexual violence

The head of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) came face to face with some of the young victims of rape and violence in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), as she continued her five-day visit to the vast African nation.During a visit to Bukavu in the province of South Kivu, Executive Director Ann M. Veneman visited with patients and staff at the Panzi Hospital, which specializes in treating victims of sexual violence, the agency said in a news release.At least 200,000 cases of sexual violence has been recorded in eastern DRC since 1996, according to a recent report by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who earlier this month called on the Security Council to set up an independent commission of inquiry into such abuse in the conflicts in DRC, Chad and Sudan.At the UNICEF-supported Panzi Hospital, Ms. Veneman met a young woman whose name means ‘love’ in Swahili and who told her she was repeatedly raped a year ago.“What shocked me even more was that she said after the first soldier raped her, the second soldier took a cloth from his pocket to wipe her clean and then proceeded to rape her. This happened multiple times,” said Ms. Veneman.The young woman was raped again this past June when soldiers came back to her village. “To go through this twice is horrific enough,” Ms. Veneman said. “But what she told me next just broke my heart… her husband shunned her and told her he could not stay with her after she had been raped so many times.” The UNICEF chief noted that many women and children have to fend for themselves as their families and communities have abandoned them. “It is critical to create security in this region so that these women can generate incomes to support their families,” she stated. Ms. Veneman also met a 15-year-old girl who she had met in 2006 during her first visit to DRC. “In 2006, I met a 12-year-old girl who was attacked and brutally raped by four men,” she said. “Her story has been with me ever since. Three years on, she is wracked with physical pain, and even more, I saw heartbreaking mental anguish in her eyes.” Among the many efforts being supported by UNICEF in the country is the City of Joy, a joint programme with Panzi Hospital and V-Day, a global movement to end violence against women and girls. The programme aims to provide health, educational and income-generating opportunities to rape survivors, especially those who cannot return to their families and communities. 28 August 2009The head of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) came face to face with some of the young victims of rape and violence in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), as she continued her five-day visit to the vast African nation. read more

Annan to discuss international economic outlook with key global finance officials

“This Saturday night, the Secretary-General will be in Ottawa to attend a unique dinner with the committees of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank to discuss the global economic outlook following the September 11th attacks on the United States, and in particular the impact on the poorest,” spokesman Fred Eckhard told reporters in New York.The event marks the first time ever that the Secretary-General has been invited by the leaders of those panels – the Development Committee chaired by Indian Finance Minister Yaswant Sinha and the International Monetary Finance Committee chaired by United Kingdom Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown – to exchange views in a Saturday evening dinner session. “In addition to the post-September 11 economic environment, the Secretary-General will discuss plans for the forthcoming UN Conference on Financing for Development, to be held in Monterrey, Mexico, next March,” the spokesman reported. Mr. Annan will also take questions from the attendees, expected to include 45 finance ministers.Prior to the dinner, the Secretary-General is scheduled to meet with Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chrétien. read more

CiDRA successfully monitoring long distance iron slurry pipeline

first_imgCiDRA Minerals Processing has successfully installed and commissioned SONARtrac® process monitoring systems at Minera Hierro Atacama, in Copiapó Province, Third Region, Chile. Minera Hierro Atacama is owned by CAP Minería, a mainly Chilean company engaged in iron ore mining. The project, Hierro Atacama, was developed to recuperate iron from the tailings from a copper mine. The SONARtrac flowmeters are commissioned on the slurry pipeline that transports the iron concentrate from the magnetite plant to the seaport where the concentrate is filtered and stored for later dispatch. At both ends of the transport pipeline, a SONARtrac flowmeter together with a nuclear density meter are installed for operational use, which includes measuring the volume of the concentrate transported and leak detection.CiDRA’s SONARtrac flow technology is a class of industrial flowmeter, using measurement principles that are distinct from all other flowmeter technologies operating in the mining industry. SONARtrac non-intrusive flow monitoring systems make no contact with the slurry and can be removed and reinstalled without process interruption. Also SONARtrac systems demonstrate a very stable output in the presence of a variety of ores, and demonstrate superior levels of performance.In the Hierro Atacama application, the ore has magnetic characteristics that are detrimental to the performance of some conventional flowmeter technologies; however, the SONARtrac systems are immune to these effects. This passive, sonar-based technology enables measurements of single phase and multiphase fluids, as well as slurries, with the same level of accuracy and performance. SONARtrac technology is a proven standard on pipelines with magnetic slurries and is repeatable and reliable in the harshest environments and slurry conditions.last_img read more

Who is the KING Ilic or Lazarov

Succesful shooting performance by Momir Ilic and Kiril Lazarov in the semi-finals of the VELUX EHF Champions League F4 in Cologne put Balkan guys at the TOP of the Goalscorers list this season. Mikkel Hansen stayed third with 103 goals, while Momir Ilic (109) and Kiril Lazarov (106) will decide who is the KING in the direct encounter in the final between MKB MVM Veszprem and FC Barcelona.However, both entered the TOP 5 of all-time list. Ahead of them are only Filip Jicha with 119 goals (2009/2010) and Uwe Gensheimer with one less in season after. Unofficialy, record holder is Serbian “terminator” Nenad Perunicic with 120 goals in the season 2001/2002 when he won the CL crown with the German SG Magdeburg, but in EHF CL statistics are only 83 goals confirmed…Ilic or Lazarov?The FINAL match at the sixth VELUX EHF FINAL 4 will be played on Sunday – 18 hrs. ← Previous Story Veszprem hero Mirko Alilovic: Award for tough season Next Story → Kielce third in Europe again! read more

McDonalds to roll out 3000 new jobs nationwide

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram McDonald’s Australia announced it will promote youth jobs growth by announcing 3000 new jobs around the nation at the McDonald’s Youth Employment Forum in Melbourne. Queensland will be given the largest share of opportunities, with 1000 jobs to be rolled out, while Victoria will receive 700 jobs, in a bid to boost youth employment. The fast food chain currently employs 90,000 people around the country, and the new positions are expected to be filled by the end of the year. Minister for Employment Richard Dalla-Riva and Minister for Youth Affairs Ryan Smith were present at the forum and welcomed the fast food chain’s actions regarding youth employment. “As one of Australia’s largest employers of young people, McDonald’s announcement of 3000 new jobs across the country will have a significant impact on youth employment, particularly in Victoria,” Mr Dalla-Riva said. Community leaders present at the forum participated in a range of panel sessions to discuss employment opportunities and challenges facing young Victorians, taking into account their needs to balance study with part-time work, training opportunities and skills and career development. Mr Dalla-Riva and Mr Smith commended the forum’s goals and encouraged giving assistance to young people not undergoing formal education and training by developing the skills and connections they need to find employment and enable them to play an active role in the local economy and communities.last_img read more

Un chercheur américain infecté dans son labo meurt de la peste

first_imgUn chercheur américain, infecté dans son labo, meurt de la pesteUn chercheur américain, infecté par la peste après avoir été en contact avec une souche pourtant atténuée sur laquelle il travaillait, est décédé. L’histoire est maintenant ancienne puisqu’elle date de 2009 mais elle n’a été publiée qu’hier dans le New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).Un scientifique américain et professeur de génétique moléculaire, âgé de 60 ans et souffrant de troubles respiratoires allant en augmentant, avait été admis aux urgences en septembre 2009. “Son état s’est rapidement détérioré et, malgré la réanimation, le patient est décédé en 13 heures”, raconte Karen Frank, de l’université de Chicago, dans le NEJM. Cet homme avait été contaminé par la peste lors de la manipulation d’une souche dans son laboratoire et ce malgré les très importants protocoles de sécurité mis en place dans ce type d’installations.À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?C’est la première fois en 50 ans qu’un technicien de laboratoire contracte la peste, indique Sciences et Avenir. Il s’agit même du premier décès lié à une contamination de laboratoire, rapportent les Centers for Disease Control and Prevention d’Atlanta, aux Etats-Unis. Le Dr Karen Franck, professeure adjointe au département de pathologie à l’Université de Chicago et auteure de l’étude sur ce cas ajoute que “ce n’est pas la souche de laboratoire qui est en cause, c’est une mauvaise pratique”.Le mode de contamination n’a pas été clairement établi mais les experts pensent que la victime s’est infectée au cours d’un simple contact entre la bactérie Yersinia Pestis, responsable de la peste et la peau. Bien que peu virulente, la souche a pu entraîner la mort du scientifique car celui-ci était atteint d’hémochromatose, chose qu’il ignorait semble-t-il. Cette maladie entraîne l’accumulation dans l’organisme de molécules de fer dont la bactérie de la peste se nourrit, ce qui lui permet de croître et de se multiplier.Il s’agit donc d’un cas parfaitement isolé même si, en Afrique, en Asie et en Amérique 1.000 à 3.000 personnes continuent à mourir chaque année, frappées par la peste, rapporte 20 minutes. C’est d’ailleurs la raison pour laquelle les laboratoires continuent à travailler sur le bacille qui continue à être véhiculé par les piqûres de puces et de rongeurs infectées. Les rongeurs, essentiellement le rat mais aussi les lapins et les lièvres, constituent le vecteur et le réservoir naturel de la bactérie. Le 1 juillet 2011 à 11:33 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

La Russie inaugure une immense digue contre les inondations

first_imgLa Russie inaugure une immense digue contre les inondationsVendredi, le Premier ministre russe Vladimir Poutine a inauguré à Saint-Pétersbourg une immense digue destinée à protéger la ville des inondations qui la frappent tous les ans. S’étendant sur 25 kilomètres, elle doit résister à une montée des eaux jusqu’à 5 mètres au dessus des quais. Près de 32 ans après le lancement de sa construction, la digue est enfin achevée. Vendredi, Vladimir Poutine, Premier ministre de Russie, a inauguré à Saint-Pétersbourg, cet immense barrage visant à protéger la ville des inondations dont elle est régulièrement victime. À lire aussiUn poulain mort il y a 40.000 ans découvert dans un parfait état de conservation en SibérieLancée en 1979, la construction de cette digue a été suspendue dans les années 1990 en raison d’un manque de financement et n’a repris qu’en 2006, indique romandie.com. Au total, la construction a ainsi coûté près de 2,7 milliards d’euros. Couvrant 25 kilomètres dans le golfe de Finlande, la barrage s’étend de Malaïa Ijora à Sestroretsk en passant par l’île de Kotline. Il doit alors résister à la montée des eaux jusqu’à 5 mètres au dessus des quais, selon l’administration locale. Au cours de son histoire, la ville de Saint-Pétersbourg a enregistré près de 300 inondations, dont certaines ont fait de nombreux dégâts. Le 16 août 2011 à 09:36 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Robben wants Bayern to win the UCL

first_imgThe Dutch midfielder wants to take things slowly, but he says this might be his last chance to win the tournamentBayern Munich will start its 2018-2019 UEFA Champions League season tomorrow.The Bavarians are already in Portugal, as they are visiting Benfica for Matchday 1.And for Bayern’s Dutch midfielder Arjen Robben, this could be his last shot at the European silverware.“I don’t know whether this could be my last chance to win the Champions League; time will tell,” Robben told Goal.RB Leipzig, Bayern Munich, Robert LewadowskiMatch Preview: RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 RB Leipzig will have the chance to prove their title-winning capabilities when they host Bayern Munich today at 18:30 (CET).“Either way, it is another chance to win it. Our goal is obviously to go as far as possible. But we are only just about to start the group stages.”“We want to take things one step at a time and ensure we progress to the knockout stages.”“You always have to learn from what went wrong in the past,” he added.“You have to analyze where you can improve.”“Games in the latter stages of the Champions League get decided by small details. Sometimes you have to point the finger at yourself, but sometimes things happen that are outside your own influence sphere,” he explained.last_img read more

Malaysia says jetliner did not make distress call

first_imgKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — The Malaysia Airlines jetliner that went down in Ukraine did not make any distress call, Malaysia’s prime minister said Friday, adding that its flight route also had been declared safe by the global civil aviation body.Prime Minister Najib Razak, who addressed a news conference after speaking with leaders of Ukraine, the Netherlands, and President Barack Obama, said “no stone will be left unturned” in finding out what happened to Flight 17. He told reporters that Ukrainian authorities believe the Boeing 777-200, which was on its way from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur with 283 passengers — including three infants — and 15 crew, was shot down Thursday. “At this stage, however, Malaysia is unable to verify the cause of this tragedy but we must, and we will, find out precisely what happened to this flight,” Najib said. “If it transpires that the plane was indeed shot down we insist that the perpetrators must swiftly be brought to justice,” he said. Najib said the aircraft flight route was declared safe by the International Civil Aviation Organization. The International Air Transportation Association had also stated that the air space that the aircraft was traversing was not subject to restrictions, he said. Besides, “Malaysia Airlines has confirmed that the aircraft did not make a distress call.”last_img read more

Two USbased Thai massage organisations fined 61317 in back pay

first_imgThe US Department of Labor has ordered two San Diego-based Thai massage organisations to award 17 employees a total of $61,317 (£47,192.63) after the businesses failed to pay staff the minimum wage rate or for overtime.An investigation by the US Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) found that Yuanjun International, which operates as Massage Eden, had violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) by incorrectly classifying its employees as independent contractors. This meant that certain employees were not paid the minimum wage for all the hours they worked, and staff were not paid for completing overtime. In addition, the organisation did not keep accurate payroll records for three of its operating sites across San Diego.Yuanjun International has been fined $46,555 (£35,831.06) in back pay for 13 employees.In a separate investigation, the WHD found that Rama Thai Massage had also violated FLSA regulations at two operating sites in San Diego and La Jolla. The organisation is to pay four employees a total of $14,762 (£11,361.57).Rodolfo Cortez, district director, San Diego at the WHD, said: “The US Department of Labor is committed to ensuring employees receive all wages they have rightfully earned, and encourages all employers to review their pay practices to make certain all employees are classified and paid correctly.“We urge all employers to make use of the many tools the Department provides to help them understand and comply with the law, and to call us for assistance.”last_img read more

Orders issued for modern treatment to poor says Deputy CM

first_imgEluru: Deputy Chief Minister Alla Nani has said the state government already issued clear cut orders to provide modern treatment to patients at all government hospitals. He interacted with poor patients who came from across the district at his camp office on Friday. Speaking on the occasion, Nani said that modern medical treatment should be provided to the poor in corporate hospitals under YSR Arogya Trust services. If the name of the patient was not included in the list for which treatment is offered, then the government would extend financial help from Chief Minister’s Relief Fund, he promised. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us The Dy CM said that in rural areas people still have been approaching local doctors for want of awareness when the government is ready to offer modern medical treatment at government hospitals. This scenario must change and Asha workers can do a lot by bringing awareness among the rural population, he opined. Stating that in the recent times, the presence of diabetes was prevalent, Nani suggested the patients to approach government hospitals for necessary tests and also get medicines free of cost.last_img read more

LeVeon Bell picked the wrong position to holdout for a fat payday

first_imgAaron Rodgers allows the Packers to overpay for a Khalil MackThe Packers had the chance to be aggressive and make a move for Khalil Mack, but they passed and Colin thinks it’s a big mistake. He thinks having an elite QB like a Rodgers or Brady allows teams to underpay for offensive talent because elite QB’s can elevate marginal players. By saving on offense, they could have overpaid for a defensive superstar like Mack. Instead the Packers chose to pinch pennies and now Rodgers will instead be getting harassed by Mack for the next 5 to 10 years. Le’Veon Bell picked the wrong position to holdout for a fat paydaySome of Le’Veon Bell’s teammates made headlines yesterday when they publicly ripped him for his contract holdout. Colin thinks Bell is severely overestimating his value because running backs are among the most replaceable positions in the NFL. If Bell wanted to get paid, he picked the wrong position. Also:– Colin’s Super Bowl prediction– Colin’s Week 1 Herd HierarchyGuests:Nick Wright – Host of First Thing’s First joins the show to defend Le’Veon Bell against teammate criticism;Peter King – NBC Sports Senior NFL Writer joins the show to explain why he’s so high on the Rams, and why Gruden and the Raiders made a mistake by trading Khalil Mack.Greg Cosell – NFL films Senior Producer joins the show to look at the film on Atlanta before tonight’s opener; and how Khlail Mack will impact this week’s game against Green Bay.T.J . Houshmandzadeh – Former Bengals Pro Bowl Wide Receiver is in-studio on why Le’Veon Bell’s teammates are out of line for publicly commenting on his contract situation.last_img read more

Update Driveby shooting linked to taxi war

first_imgIt is now believed that the drive-by shooting in St Chad’s this afternoon (Wednesday) has links to taxi violence.One person was killed in the shooting, while three others were seriously injured and transported to hospital.Police, Public Safety and other emergency services responded to the scene.An update will follow as soon as we have more information. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img read more

Siemens Introduces Compressed Sensing Acceleration Technology for Faster MRI Scans

first_img Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more Video Player is loading.GE Cardiographe cardiac CT scanner at SCCT19Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:38Loaded: 26.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:38 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 01, 2019 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Medical Device Safety in MRI Environment The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new draft guidance titled Testing and Labeling Medical Devices for… read more Siemens Go.Top CT scanner at SCCT19Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 15.14%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis 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.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Only Key Data Points RequiredThanks to Compressed Sensing, fewer data points are needed to provide MR images of diagnostic quality. Iterative reconstruction enables the reconstruction of high-resolution, high-quality images with no information loss. Additionally, the efficient inline reconstruction algorithm of Compressed Sensing enables a high degree of clinical throughput. The acquired data is calculated directly at the MRI scanner, requiring no export or external processing of that data.In cardiac imaging, Compressed Sensing Cardiac Cine takes full advantage of this algorithm. Rather than hold their breath 10 to 14 times, which can take four minutes due to regenerative scan breaks, patients can now breathe freely, and the acquisition time is roughly 16 seconds. Accurate assessment of additional quantitative information such as ejection fraction requires only one breath hold. Motion artifacts caused by breathing and heartbeats are effectively avoided, which benefits older and critically ill patients who cannot hold their breath. Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more Technology | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | January 04, 2017 Siemens Introduces Compressed Sensing Acceleration Technology for Faster MRI Scans Enables MR imaging up to 10 times faster without compromising image quality News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more MRI for Patients With Cardiac ArrhythmiasThe speed of Compressed Sensing Cardiac Cine makes cardiac MRI accessible to entirely new patient groups, including those with cardiac arrhythmias. The software is currently 510(k) pending. In the past, cardiac MRI scans were not an option for these patients due to the images’ low diagnostic quality. But thanks to the adaptive triggering of Compressed Sensing, the entire cardiac cycle – including diagnostic information regarding the late diastolic phase – can be recorded in real time with a single breath-hold. Compressed Sensing Cardiac Cine also offers excellent visualization and quantification of the left ventricle function, according to scientific studies.The Compressed Sensing algorithm developed by Siemens Healthineers won acclaim from the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) at the 2014 Competition for Dynamic Imaging. Working with research partners, Siemens Healthineers further developed the algorithm and transformed it into a product. For years, selected customers worldwide have been using a work-in-progress (WIP) imaging package for application in research. Compressed Sensing technology has been tried and tested in multiple clinical settings, with numerous studies attesting to its advantages.For more information: www.siemens.com/healthineers Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. Related Content Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more At RSNA 2016, Siemens Healthineers unveiled its groundbreaking Compressed Sensing technology, which overcomes a major limitation of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI): long acquisition times. With Compressed Sensing, MRI scans can be shortened dramatically. For example, cardiac cine imaging with Compressed Sensing can be performed in 16 seconds rather than the traditional four minutes, thanks to an innovative algorithm that reduces the amount of data required.2 Video Player is loading.ITN Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance AthletesPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 11:59Loaded: 1.36%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -11:59 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Jamaica Tourist Board invites agents to fall product sessions

first_img Travelweek Group Friday, September 9, 2016 Share Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >>center_img TORONTO — As the peak travel season quickly approaches, the Jamaica Tourist Board has announced a series of fall product updates for Canadian travel agents.Each session will run from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and include a trade show reception, followed by dinner and presentations by the Jamaica Tourist Board team. Agents can register by visiting visitjamaica.com/canada and clicking on the ‘Seminars’ tab.The following sessions are scheduled:ONTARIOVaughanNovember 1Paradise Banquet Hall7601 Jane StreetConcord, ONToronto WestNovember 2Columbus Event Centre901 Lawrence Avenue WestToronto, ONScarboroughNovember 3Scarborough Golf and Country club321 Scarborough Golf Club RoadToronto, ONOshawaNovember 8Tosca Banquet Hall800 Champlain AvenueOshawa, ONPeterboroughNovember 9Hobarts Steakhouse139 Hunter Street WestPeterborough, ONOttawaNovember 14Sheraton Ottawa Hotel150 Albert StreetOttawa, ONChathamNovember 21Links Of Kent Golf Course120 Indian Creek Rd. WestChatham, ONMore news:  A new low for no-frills flying: easyJet assigns backless seat to passengerLondonNovember 22Four Points By Sheraton1150 Wellington Rd. SouthLondon, ONMiltonNovember 23Granite Ridge Golf Club9503 Dublin LineMilton, ONToronto WestNovember 24Woodbine Banquet Hall30 Vice Regent Blvd.Toronto, ONQUEBECLongueuilNovember 15Sandman Hotel999 Serigny StreetLongueuil, QCLavalNovember 16Palace Convention Centre1717 Le Corbusier Blvd. NLaval, QCMANITOBAWinnipegOctober 11Sheraton Winnipeg Airport1999 Wellington AvenueWinnipeg, MBBrandonOctober 12Blu Kitchen & Bar1630 Park AvenueBrandon, MBSASKATCHEWANReginaOctober 18Ramada Plaza Hotel1818 Victoria AvenueRegina, SKSaskatoonOctober 19Delta Bessborough601 Spadina Crt. EastSaskatoon, SKBRITISH COLUMBIABurnabySeptember 27Delta Hotels Burnaby4331 Dominion StreetBurnaby, BCLangleySeptember 28Sandman Signature Langley8828 201 StreetLangley, BCKelownaSeptember 29Coast Capri Hotel1171 Harvey AveKelowna, BC Tags: Jamaica Jamaica Tourist Board invites agents to fall product sessionslast_img read more

Antiabortion parade brings 200000 Catholics to San José

first_imgRelated posts:Costa Rican woman denied therapeutic abortion petitions Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Social conservatives march against abortion, gay rights ‘Marianita’ Case Revives Abortion Debate Activists Hope Court Reverses Abortion Ban After a week ofprotests and strikes in Costa Rica’s capital city, Ticos took the streets Sunday morning, this time to protest abortion. “Caminata por la Vida y la Familia” (“March for Life and Families”), estimated that 200,000 Catholic parishioners came by bus from all corners of the country to participate in a 1-kilometer march from San José’s Central Park to Sabana Park. The event comes one month after the Catholic Bishops of Costa Rica published the document “Rehabilitation of Politics,” which outlined eight ethics principles to follow when voting for a political candidate. Voters are encouraged to support candidates against abortion. “This is an unprecedented event,” said priest Sergio Valverde, the main organizer of this march and director of the NGO Obras del Espíritu Santo (Works of the Holy Spirit). Father Valverde said that organizers of Sunday march asked political candidates to refrain from campaigning during this event.“We want to honor life and to celebrate families because that is what is best for society,” Valverde said.As part of the campaign season, Catholic priests in Costa Rica are urging parishioners to vote against candidates who support the legalization of abortion, in vitro fertilization and same-sex unions, reported the Spanish daily El País.   Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Etihad Aviation Group announces President and CEOs transition process

first_imgThe Etihad Aviation Group Board of Directors has announced that James Hogan will step down as President and CEO of the company in the second half of 2017. The Board and Hogan first initiated the transition process in 2016 with the formation in May of the Etihad Aviation Group, a diversified global aviation and travel organisation.Commenting on Hogan’s time at Etihad, H.E. Mohamed Mubarak Fadhel Al Mazrouei, Chairman, Board of the Etihad Aviation Group, said, “We are very grateful to James. In just ten years, he has overseen the growth of the company from a 22 plane regional carrier into a 120 aircraft global airline and aviation group, with seven airline equity partnerships which together serve more than 120 million guests every year.”James Hogan commented, “Along with the Board and my 26,000 colleagues, I am very proud of what we have built together at Etihad and of the company’s substantial contribution to the UAE and to the development of Abu Dhabi. The last decade has seen incredible results but this only represents a first chapter in the story of Etihad.”Commenting on current priorities for the business, H.E. Mazrouei said, “To position the company for continued success in a challenging market, the Board and management team will continue an ongoing, company-wide strategic review. We must ensure that the airline is the right size and the right shape.”Hogan will join an investment company along with Etihad Aviation Group CFO James Rigney, who will also leave the company later in 2017. A global search for a new Group CEO and a new Group CFO is already underway.last_img read more