“It is important that we find out exactly what is happening in Syria so that we can provide help if required,” said Valerie Amos, the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs. “I hope that the Government of Syria will allow an independent assessment to be conducted,” said Ms. Amos, who is also the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator.She commended the neighbouring States for keeping their borders open to refugees fleeing Syria and expressed her appreciation of the assistance they had given to the asylum-seekers.“I underscore the readiness of the United Nations to help with this in any way necessary, particularly in light of the recent increase in the numbers of new arrivals,” said Ms. Amos.According to media reports, thousands of Syrians have entered Turkey in recent days after fleeing a military crackdown against demonstrators calling for democratic reforms in their country. Syrian authorities have been widely criticised for their bloody repression of the protests.The protests are part of a broader uprising this year across North Africa and the Middle East that has already toppled the long-standing regimes in Tunisia and Egypt and led to ongoing conflict in Libya. 13 June 2011The top United Nations humanitarian official today voiced deep concern over violence in Syria, which has reportedly claimed the lives of 1,200 people and forced more than 10,000 others to flee the country, and urged the country’s Government to refrain from using force against peaceful demonstrators. read more

The team of Commonwealth observers led by the former President of Malta, Dr George Abela, are in Sri Lanka for the Parliamentary Elections scheduled for 17 August following an invitation from the Office of the Commissioner of Elections. “Sri Lanka is well placed to hold a democratic election that enjoys the confidence of the people,” Dr George Abela said at the media briefing. He also said that the 19th Amendment to the constitution has strengthened the role of Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya.Asked if the presence of the military in the North is a barricade for a democratic poll, Dr Abela said that they will not be able to prejudge the situation and so will need to observe and then submit their findings.In the past, the presence of the military has been seen as a concern by election monitors to ensure a free and fair election, but Dr Abela said that overall, when compared to past elections, the feeling now is that Sri Lanka is moving in the right direction. (Colombo Gazette) Commonwealth election observers said they are cautiously optimistic about a democratic election taking place in Sri Lanka next week.The monitors, who held a press conference in Colombo today before being deployed to their respective areas, said that while some violations have been noted ahead of election day, the general opinion is that the electoral process has so far been peaceful. He said that since arriving in Sri Lanka they have met the Commissioner of Elections and political party representatives as well as civil society.Dr George Abela said that it was heartening to note that there appears to be confidence in the Election Commissioner’s office to manage the electoral process and that on the whole the campaign environment is generally conducive for a democratic poll. read more

Although Afghanistan has one of the world’s highest maternal mortality rates, mothers and infants in north-west Kabul now have a far better chance of surviving childbirth following the inauguration of a modern hospital rebuilt and refurbished with support from the Government of Italy and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). The Khair Khana Hospital, once filthy, overcrowded and woefully under-equipped, now has a clean delivery room and an up-to-date operating theatre where Caesarean sections can be performed. Its capacity has doubled, and the hospital can now handle some 30 to 40 deliveries per day. The facility serves a poor, densely populated area with a population of 1 million in the north-western section of the Afghan capital. Before the refurbishing, officially inaugurated yesterday with the participation of UNFPA Deputy Executive Director Kunio Waki and the deputy head of the Italian Embassy, Carlo Batori, women who experienced complications during childbirth could not be treated at Khair Khana. There were only two maternity hospitals equipped for life-saving surgery, some 15 kilometres away, and there was no ambulance until UNFPA provided one last year. Mr. Batori says the $2 million Italy provided for the reconstruction was “not a donation; it is an investment in human dignity.” Afghanistan’s maternal mortality rate, one of the world’s highest, is estimated at 1,700 deaths per 100,000 live births. The vast majority of Afghan women have no access to medical care during pregnancy and childbirth. Most of the medical facilities that are available are run down and in dire need of trained personnel. read more

The French national team will get officialy new head coach on Wednesday at Press Conference in Paris. Didiert Dinart will replace Claude Onesta after 15 years of amazing results. His assistant will be Guillaume Gille, the one from the generation of amazing players in the last decade.The first big challenge will be the Men’s World Championship 2017 on home soil.France will have two friendly warm-up against Slovenia on January 6 in Toulouse and two days later in Montpellier.The Championships start on January 11 in Paris with match between France and Brasil. France 2017 ← Previous Story TT Holstebro save honour against Dinamo Bucharest in the last second! Next Story → Henrik Groener to leave Dutch girls after Women’s EHF EURO 2016

first_imgPublisher Activision announced following leaks earlier this week that its 2010 Wii shooter Goldeneye 007 will be coming to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 with a number of next-gen enhancements.Goldeneye: 007 Reloaded adds, first and foremost, the HD visuals expected of modern entries on the current HD consoles. It includes all of the Wii reboot’s original campaign and then adds “MI6 Ops Missions” that tweak those original missions to include assault, elimination, stealth and defense objectives.AdChoices广告Naturally, a Goldeneye reboot’s reboot will come with the requisite split-screen multiplayer, but there have been further enhancements here as well. Four-player split-screen is in the game to stay, but in going on Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network the game has also gained 16-player online multiplayer for the first time. The online mode is said to include new maps, weapons, characters and game modes, including some taken from the Nintendo 64 classic.What’s more, motion control joins the party for one version of the release. The PS3 version of Reloaded supports the PlayStation Move peripheral and supports the Sharp Shooter peripheral to boot.Reloaded will be out by the end of this year.Read more at GamasutraBlake’s OpinionAs an avid Goldeneye player in the Nintendo 64 era, I couldn’t be happier to see an all-time favorite get the modern reboot it deserves. In a crowded market full of shooters, Wii entries, even the ones with tolerable motion controls, haven’t really had what it takes to compete against the latest Call of Duty or Left 4 Dead. Perhaps the qualities taken for granted among the current console generation – HD visuals, 16-player online multiplayer, and a proper controller – can be what gets a new generation excited about the old classic.But is it enough? 15-year-old maps designed to be playable on a Nintendo 64 controller are a bit simple by modern standards. Players like me will be thrilled for a stroll down memory lane, but are modern teens as excited as adults by deathmatches on maps like Aztec or Facility? The same can be said for the Golden Gun, or proximity mines, or other things that fell by the wayside in the long evolution of competitive multiplayer shooters.Sales numbers tell a mixed story. The Wii reboot last year clearly sold well enough for Activision to give the game some more love and two additional console ports. On the other hand, an Xbox Live Arcade remake of Perfect Dark – Rare’s spiritual successor to the N64 Goldeneye 007 – pretty much tanked. The XBLA version was similarly injected with online multiplayer, but now matchmaking yields virtually zero matches.Here’s to hoping this HD reboot fares better.last_img read more

first_imgMen seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses. By Aoife Barry Sunday 12 Mar 2017, 7:30 PM Mar 12th 2017, 7:30 PM The two most beautiful words in the English language are ‘cheque enclosed’ WHEN CHRISTINA REIHILL visits London – about three or four times a year – she sees how different her life now is from when she lived there decades ago.Back then, she had the quintessential high-octane 1980s London life. She worked for Vogue (her step-mother owned half of the Irish magazine Image), and she had access to all the good parties and interesting people.But the drug and alcohol use that was part of her life over there became too much. By 30, she was addicted to cocaine. The death of her step-brother Hugo in the early 1990s triggered another descent for her. She eventually had to go through addiction treatment.When Reihill speaks to TheJournal.ie, she’s on one of those infrequent trips to London. ”I had a ball until it ended,” she says of the heady time there. ”I can only tolerate it for max three days. No wonder I drank and drugged.”Since that time, Reihill has studied psychotherapy and spent a lot of time working on her own writing and art. She told her own recovery story with the work Listen, and now she’s taking another, more unusual, approach to exploring what she went through. Dorothy Parker at her typewriter in 1941. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesThe life of Dorothy ParkerIn Wit’s End, her new installation which opens at Smock Alley Theatre on Monday, Reihill is telling the story of Dorothy Parker, the erudite American author who died an alcoholic at the age of 73, but re-writing the ending somewhat.They obviously never met, but Parker – who had a seat the famed Algonquin round table – has had a major effect on Reihill’s life.Both she and Parker lost their mothers at a young age; went to finishing schools; came from privileged backgrounds; and wanted to be writers. This meant that they had to go against what was expected of them as young women in their respective social sets.Parker was an incredible funny and witty writer, and very sharp of tongue. She grew up in New York, wrote for Vanity Fair and the New Yorker, and penned volumes of poetry and fiction. No doubt you’ve read some of her famed one-liners: Short URL Share Tweet Email https://jrnl.ie/3279466 4 Comments You can lead a horticulture, but you can’t make her drink. There are moments in our lives where the world changes and you go ‘was I on the right road all the time?’ Irish artist and writer Christina Reihill explores alcoholism and addiction in her new work about the writer Dorothy Parker. One more drink and I’ll be under the host.Parker’s life was filled with tragic events. She despised her stepmother, who her father married two years after her mother’s death. She accused her father of abuse. Later in life, after her divorce she became pregnant by playwright Charles MacArthur and had an abortion. She later experienced depression and attempted suicide.But though the story of Parker can get lost in the mire of tragedy, she was also a fascinating and strong-minded woman at a time when that was not always easy.In the 1930s and 1940s, she became involved in civil rights and civil liberties issues, reporting on subjects for the Communist magazine The New Masses. She was also chair of the Joint Anti-Fascist Rescue Committee. Due to this type of work, the FBI compiled a 1,000-page dossier on her. Source: Wikimedia‘I put on the mask’Reihill credits Parker with helping bring her to recovery. “It’s a combination of moments, profound moments – where you can no longer lie to yourself. One of them was reading Dorothy Parker and the hell she had been in at the end of her life.”Parker realised she was alienated, unwell, and alone, emotions that Reihill felt also.“I in my own way was the same at 32. I came back to Dublin on the way to divorce, no job, unemployable, and suicidal. I had a choice: I could get up again and I started working for Irish Tatler magazine. I put on the mask, put on the fashion gear and I went out. And I went out and I thought ‘you are a fraud’. You are just a complete mask; you are just hollow inside.”Reihill was tangled, desperate and confused.“You really don’t believe that there’s a way back from all the shit you created, all the damage. And you know you’re also still wounded behind the childhood history,” she says. For her, that was the death of her mother, something she now feels at peace with.Reihill also shared some of Parker’s gift for devil-may-care one-liners, which could be cutting for those they landed on.“You didn’t care whether someone was destroyed in the comment as long as it was a funny comment. But you grow a conscious when you come into sobriety. When I came into treatment one of the things they said was my issue was reckless honesty.”Remember her in all her defianceIn death, Dorothy Parker was able to create more controversy – her cremated remains were left in a filing cabinet due to a rift created posthumously with her literary agent Lillian Hellman.Hellman was furious that Parker left her copyright to Martin Luther King, and not to her. The ashes were later interred in a memorial garden in Baltimore by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.“This installation is remembering Parker in all her defiance – she lived till the age of 73 – and had five suicide attempts. She had a fantastic defiance which I had too in my drinking – just fuck you all,” says Reihill.“This installation says she rises from the ashes to give her response to Hellman for insulting her. For me the greatest revenge that any individual can wreak on another is be well. This is Parker getting well to meet her heart’s desire to sit and write the book she started writing and never finished.”Getting clean helped Reihill to follow her own desire to write. “You can’t write properly when you’re fucked up with alcohol and drugs,” she says.While Reihill feels that she and Parker have much in common, she also feels sad that Parker never did do what she set out to do (be a critically acclaimed serious writer) and instead was consumed by alcoholism.Wit’s End (the name a nod, in part, to what a great wit Parker was) helps to reimagine what could have been for Parker, with Reihill re-writing some of Parker’s work.In turn, it is supposed to prompt the visitor into examining their own life.The installation, says Reihill, is “an experience”.I am stimulating all the senses – there’s something that meets your eyes, your ears, nose, feet, everything. So that when you step into it you get taken almost, I want you taken and then allowed to let the work impress on you and imprint on you in whatever way you want.‘I didn’t want another self-help book’The installation is also inspired by Reihill’s book SoulBurgers, which she spent 10 years writing. She describes it as an “odyssey in verse”, which explores how she felt when dealing with her alcoholism.“When I came into recovery and hit rock bottom I said don’t want another self-help book,” she recalls.It’s not a book that will sell in droves (Reihill says that it is “not very sexy”) but it’s a book she felt was necessary.“I did all the sexy in London – I worked at Vogue, glossy magazines, I did the vodka, I did the cocaine,” she says. But she didn’t want the book to be all about that.What I wanted to know is how do you describe, how do you articulate, despair in a way that is palatable, that actually meets someone when you are in the despair… and ultimately to know that you are not alone.It’s life’s “profound moments” that she hopes people will be driven to explore when they visit Wit’s End.“These are the poignant moments in our lives where suddenly the world changes for us and you go Jesus, was I on the right road all the time? Is this the person I want to be married to? Is this the job I want to be doing?”“My installation is prompting you to ask yourself that question, it’s an invitation – it’s not a slap across the face.”Reflecting on how life has changed since becoming sober, Reihill says it has made her happier than she has been before.“I know who I am and I know who I’m not… and I am as close as I could be. I have never been so content, I have never felt freer to be the person I left behind.”Her emotions no longer dulled, she’s embracing what the world has for her. “I want to understand what does it mean to hold the experience of grief in a really empathic way but I also want to know the absolute heights of what joy is,” she says.Though she can’t change how things went for Dorothy Parker, with her new installation she’s imagining a new life for the writer – and will hopefully introduce her work to new fans along the way.Wit’s End opens at Smock Alley Theatre in Dublin on Monday 13 March.Read: ‘When there is somewhere safe for people to go and inject they will use it – I will use it’>Read: ‘The morning my father was buried in Dublin, I was doing drugs down an alley in London’> 15,044 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Greece’s political parties are to receive 14 million euros less in taxpayers’ money this year, according to plans presented this week by Interior Minister Tassos Yiannitsis. Speaking to Parliament’s institutions committee, Yiannitsis said the parties would have to accept a cut of more than 20 percent. “Whatever government will be in power next, it will have a huge task in improving the country’s finances,” he said. “It cannot ease up in order to benefit parties. It is an issue of political integrity.” Greece’s parties received about 550 million euros over the last decade. The government has yet to release the final 14-million-euro tranche of last year’s funding, set at 54 million euros. Yiannitsis assured the MPs the money would be forthcoming but said that parties would have to accept this year only 40 million euros, 26 percent less than last year. The minister said that the law to reduce party funding would force 60 percent of the public money to be used to pay off some 250 million euros in bank loans. Source: Kathimerinilast_img read more

first_imgBOCA RATON, FLA. (WSVN) – A South Florida woman says she was shocked when she spotted two iguanas duking it out in the parking lot of a Starbucks in Boca Raton over the weekend.Shannon Moskoff captured video that shows the large reptiles fighting for over a minute, as she and a friend tried to figure out what is happening.Moskoff said that she didn’t know how the fight ended since other cars were behind her.Watch the video below:Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

first_imgD.B. Weiss and Dan BenioffGetty ImagesAs the final season of Game of Thrones approaches, showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss get candid about their journey. The final season of Game of Thrones will air in April. The cast and crew of the show have been saying their goodbyes and it seems the showrunners are preparing themselves for the end as well.The showrunners of HBO’s hit TV show Game of Thrones spoke to EW about the end.”If you’re going to spend 10 years working on one show, you better really love the people you work with, because you’re spending a sh—load of time away from your family and friends,” Benioff said. “You always put everything into it. So to spend time on a show that people respond to all over the world, it’s incredibly gratifying. You have these characters you love and you can come up with ideas for them, and a few months later these incredible actors will be saying those things. That’s such a rare gift.” Writer/producers David Benioff (L) and D. B. Weiss attend the 17th annual AFI Awards at Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on January 6, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty ImagesWeiss was quiet for a bit before answering. “If 10 years ago somebody had given me a chance to write a ticket, I wouldn’t have been crazy enough to write a ticket to something this great,” he said. “I just think about how bizarre it will be to not be doing this anymore, because it becomes the water you swim in. It becomes every minute of every day, 365 days a year, this show is on your mind or in your life. After it’s done, it will be like re-entering some weird universe where I don’t even know how people act there anymore…. When I’m 75 years old, I’m going to be [affecting a quivering, elderly voice], ‘You know, it would be great if Tyrion said… Ah, goddamn it!'”Game of Thrones has gone onto become immensely popular and has become one of the most iconic shows on TV. We can’t wait for the final season of Game of Thrones.last_img read more

first_img Advertisement Minor league umpires are used to getting booed for making bad calls, but fans of the Triple-A Las Vegas Aviators found a new reason to give an ump the business for his treatment of the team’s beloved bat dog.The unusual booing occurred after the home plate umpire tossed a bat to the on-deck circle instead of letting Finn the Bat Dog perform his sacred duty of fetching the bat and bringing it to the dugout. The crowd shaming was swift and fierce, in the form of a sound booing.Umps just can’t win.Might be the loudest boo in the history of umpire’s. I still love you guys though!! ⁦@MiLB⁩ ⁦@SportsCenter⁩ ⁦@MLB⁩ ⁦@AviatorsLV⁩ ⁦@LVBallpark⁩ ⁦@notthefakeSVP⁩ #umpire pic.twitter.com/ACsm88seKi— Finn The Bat Dog (@finnthebatdog) April 10, 2019last_img read more

first_imgPolice responded to the discovery of a deceased male inside a home located on a ranch near Uvero, just outside the state capital city of Chetumal. Othón P. Blanco, Q.R. — The body of an American resident has been found inside his home on a ranch in the southern municipality of Othón P. Blanco. Jorge, a local resident, happened upon the body Thursday and called police. Federal and Ministerial Police arrived and found the deceased holding a revolver. The American man, identified only as 62-year-old Steven T., was found with a single gunshot wound to the head. center_img The death has been ruled a suicide, however, investigations continue. No other information was released. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_img Technology | Information Technology | June 20, 2019 DOSIsoft Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Planet Onco Dose Software DOSIsoft announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market Planet… read more Image courtesy of Philips Healthcare Feature | Molecular Imaging | July 01, 2019 | By Sharvari Rale Transformations in Molecular Imaging Herald Entry to Novel Applications Diagnostic procedures have always been a cornerstone of early prognosis and patient triaging. read more Related Content News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 01, 2019 Bracco Imaging Acquires Blue Earth Diagnostics Bracco Imaging S.p.A. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Blue Earth Diagnostics, a molecular imaging company… read more News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more June 9, 2014 — The prominent role a single enzyme plays in cancer imaging has eluded researchers for years, but not anymore. This discovery could pave new avenues in nuclear medicine. The enzyme, called neutral endopeptidase (NEP), has a way of breaking down most radiopeptide imaging agents in the body. Researchers have developed an elegant new concept that improves molecular imaging, according to study results presented during the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging’s 2014 Annual Meeting.The sneaky enzyme has evaded studies with peptide tracers until now because it dwells not in tested blood serum but along the walls of blood vessels and other tissues. In order to combat the degradation of circulating radiopeptides, researchers co-injected a NEP inhibitor called phosphoramidon, derived from bacteria, at the same time as an agent for imaging with single photon emission computed tomography and computed tomography (SPECT/CT). They then applied this method of enzyme inhibition in multiple imaging studies involving a range of radionuclide and peptide counterparts. The results of this research showed consistent success — up to 40 times the circulating radiopeptides when protected with phosphoramidon, compared to unprotected controls. This means the simple co-injection of an enzyme inhibitor promotes dramatically improved bioavailability and metabolic stability of radiopeptide imaging agents leading to higher uptake of the agent within targeted tumors and therefore better cancer imaging.“Oncologists have long sought a powerful ‘magic bullet’ that can find tumors wherever they hide in the body so that they can be imaged and then destroyed,” said Marion de Jong, Ph.D., a principal researcher for this study conducted at Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, The Netherlands in cooperation with NCSR ‘Demokritos’ Athens, Greece. “Following this innovative approach, we have been able to induce, for the first time, an impressive improvement in the level of circulating and viable radiopeptides, leading to a spectacular increase in tumor uptake. Enzyme-inhibition in the body could translate into higher diagnostic sensitivity and improved therapeutic efficacy of radiopeptide drugs in cancer patients.”Not only were circulating radiopeptides increased in small animal models of varying tumor types, but the accumulation of radiopeptides also peaked at 14 times that of controls, which had not been treated with enzyme-inhibiting phosphoramidon. These results were clearly visualized by SPECT/CT imaging.For more information: www.snmmi.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 26, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Awarded $30 Million by U.S. Department of Energy NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC has been awarded $15 million in a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of… read more center_img News | PET-CT | June 19, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Install of uMI 550 Digital PET/CT United Imaging announced the first U.S. clinical installation of the uMI 550 Digital positron emission tomography/… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 16, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Completes Construction on Beloit, Wis. Molybdenum-99 Processing Facility NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC  announced completion of construction on its 20,000-square-foot molybdenum-99 (Mo-… read more News | June 09, 2014 Enzyme-inhibition Could Revolutionize Molecular Imaging Oncologic imaging just got better with a naturally occurring compound that protects injected radiopeptide imaging agents from enzymatic degradation in the body News | Interventional Radiology | July 03, 2019 Varian Purchasing Embolic Bead Assets from Boston Scientific Varian announced it has signed an asset purchase agreement to acquire the Boston Scientific portfolio of drug-loadable… read more News | Interventional Radiology | July 31, 2019 International Multidisciplinary Group Publishes Recommendations for Personalized HCC Treatment With Y90 TheraSphere New consensus recommendations for personalized treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with BTG’s TheraSphere have… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | August 02, 2019 ASRT Supports Radiopharmaceutical Reimbursement Bill The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) announced its support for House Resolution (HR) 3772, a measure… read more last_img read more

first_img News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more February 17, 2017 — Agfa HealthCare will present its full suite of enterprise imaging technologies and solutions at the 2017 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society annual meeting (HIMSS17), Feb. 19-23 in Orlando, Fla. Agfa’s platform approach to medical image management enables the health system to reduce its information technology (IT) infrastructure and resources, while maximizing the value of images and documents across the continuum of care. Most healthcare systems in the United States face a daunting challenge, according to the company: providing efficient and secure clinical imaging workflow processes and related technologies to a new generation of imaging producers while complying with regulatory standards, enhancing clinical collaboration and reducing the cost of image storage. Agfa has purpose-built an Enterprise Imaging platform that meets these challenges, but can be adopted at the pace and scale required by each individual client. With Agfa’s modular platform, clinicians can share imaging data, no matter where they physically practice medicine. Agfa’s solutions enable images to be securely made available across a geographically disparate health system. Point-of-care images are available in real time. Analytics and business intelligence offer the operational insight to empower the hospital, with multi-departmental Business Intelligence, live dashboards, audit reports and predictive analysis.Services can be added as the organization requires, and at their pace. This functionality helps create an image-enhanced patient record that supports confident clinical decision-making, and sets the stage to better quality and value-based healthcare. AT HIMSS, the complete suite of Enterprise Imaging solutions will be showcased, including: Enterprise Imaging Vendor-Neutral Archive (VNA) – consolidates imaging data from multiple systems, departments, facilities and vendors into a central clinical data foundation; Enterprise Imaging Exchange – allows fast, secure, reliable transfer of patient studies and regional imaging for physician and patient engagement;Web-based Xero universal image viewer – provides secure access to DICOM and non-DICOM imaging data from different departments and multiple sources, in one view, to clinicians inside and outside of the hospital;Standardized Departmental Workflows, which allow all image-producing service lines to capture and associate multimedia imaging studies with an episode of care, with appropriate image descriptors. This patient care-centric, interoperable, collaborative workflow platform takes down barriers to data sharing, supporting hospitals to deliver a higher standard of collaborative care. It also provides a step toward population health, a key concern as the hospital-centered care model transforms into a population-centered approach. In addition, Agfa HealthCare has recently collaborated with industry leaders such as IBM Watson Health, and vendors in the mobile health space, to envision a future where leading-edge technologies and image capture methodologies will be built into the Enterprise Imaging platform.For more information: www.agfahealthcare.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Enterprise Imaging | February 17, 2017 Agfa HealthCare Showcases Enterprise Imaging Platform to Complete Electronic Medical Record at HIMSS17 Platform offers patient care-centric, interoperative, collaborative workflow Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Related Content Feature | Information Technology | July 31, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How Smart Devices Can Improve Efficiency Innovation is trending toward improved efficiency — but not at the expense of patient safety, according to… read more News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 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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first_img360 Photos | 360 View Photos | November 07, 2018 360 View of a GE Healthcare Discovery RF Gen 2 Dedicated Radiation Therapy CT System Loading…This is the GE Healthcare Discovery RF Gen 2 system displayed at the American Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ASTRO) 2018 annual meeting. It is a dedicated computed tomography (CT) scanner for radiation oncology. The vendor introduced several updates for this year for the system in 2018, including a new version of smart metal artifact reduction, 32-slice CT, whole lung thin slice 4-D imaging to see respiratory motion and interactive 4-D imaging.View other 360 degree images. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享last_img

first_imgLast month, Firedome Inc announced the launch of the world’s first endpoint cybersecurity solutions portfolio, specifically tailored to home IoT companies and manufacturers. Firedome has developed business models that allow companies to implement top-quality endpoint cybersecurity solutions to close critical security gaps that are a byproduct of the IoT era. Home IoT devices are susceptible to cyber attacks due to the lack of regulation and budget limitations. Cryptojacking, DDoS and ransomware attacks are only a few examples of cyber crimes threaten the smart home ecosystem and consumer privacy. The low margins in this industry have led to manufacturers facing trouble in implementing high-end cybersecurity solutions. Features of ‘Firedome ‘Endpoint Protection’ solution: A lightweight software agent that can easily be added to any connected device (during the manufacturing process or later on, ‘over the air’), A cloud-based AI engine that collects and analyzes aggregated data from multiple fleets around the world, produces insights from each attack (or attack attempt) and optimizes them across the board. An accompanying 24/7 SOC team that responds to alerts, runs security researches and supports Firedome customers. Firedome solution adds a dynamic layer of protection and is not only designed to prevent attacks from occurring in the first place but also to identify attack attempts and respond to breaches in real time, thereby eliminating damage potential until a firmware update is released. The Firedome Home Solution enables industry players to provide their consumers with cyber protection and security insights for the entire home network. Moti Shkolnik, Firedome’s Co-founder and CEO says that: “We are very excited to formally launch our suite of services and solutions for the home IoT industry and we strongly believe they have the potential of changing the Home IoT cybersecurity landscape. Device companies and other ecosystem players are craving a solution that is tailored to their needs and business constraints, a solution that will address the vulnerability that is so evident in endpoint devices. Home IoT devices are becoming a commodity and the industry must address these vulnerabilities sooner rather than later. That’s why our solution is a ‘must-have’ rather than a ‘nice-to-have’” These solutions provided by Firedome has led to its selection by Universal Electronics Inc., the worldwide leader in universal control and sensing technologies for the smart home, to provide Cybersecurity Features to the Nevo® Butler Digital Assistant Platform product. To know more about this news in detail, head over to Firedome’s official website. Read Next California passes the U.S.’ first IoT security billIoT Forensics: Security in an always connected world where things talkAWS IoT Greengrass extends functionality with third-party connectors, enhanced security, and morelast_img read more

first_imgAir Transat to increase transatlantic flights from Toronto, Ottawa next summer Travelweek Group Share Tuesday, November 8, 2016 Tags: Transatcenter_img MONTREAL — Next summer will be a busy one indeed for Air Transat, which has announced its 2017 transatlantic flight program for Ontarians featuring 26 European destinations in 13 countries.The airline will be increasing the frequency of 13 of its flights to offer 26 destinations next summer, 15 of which will be reachable by direct flight.From Toronto, these include eight weekly flights to London, England, daily flights to Paris and Rome, six weekly flights to Lisbon and five weekly flights to Glasgow, Manchester, Barcelona, Marseille, and Porto (Portugal).In addition, four weekly flights to Amsterdam, Athens, Lyon (France) and Dublin will be launched from Toronto, as will three weekly flights to Venice and Brussels. Plus, there’ll be two weekly flights to Nantes, Nice and Toulouse in France, Malaga and Madrid in Spain, Prague and Zagreb (Croatia), and weekly flights to Bordeaux, Birmingham (England), Lamezia (Italy) and Basel-Mulhouse (Switzerland).From Ottawa, Air Transat will offer six new destinations: two weekly flights to Paris, Rome and Barcelona, and weekly flights to Lisbon, Venice and Brussels.More news:  Beep, beep! Transat hits the streets with Cubamania truckMoreover, several other cities in France, Spain, England and Ireland will be available with one flight segment (departure or return) per week. This is especially ideal for travellers from the Ottawa area who are seeking to visit multiple destinations in Europe by landing in one European city and returning from another.This multi-destination option is offered at no extra cost to travellers. A holiday beginning in London, for example, can therefore be combined with a trip to Paris or Scotland.For more information go to airtransat.com. Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

first_imgSydney’s Sheraton on the Park first opened its doors in 1994 as the only five-star hotel located adjacent to Hyde Park, with many of its 558 rooms and suites boasting sweeping Hyde Park and Sydney Harbour views. Now the hotel is undergoing a $40 million renovation of its guestrooms, suites and Executive Club Lounge, scheduled for completion in early 2018.Located on the 21st floor, the layout of the Sheraton Club will be reconfigured to frame the views of Sydney Harbour, Hyde Park and St Mary’s Cathedral, which can be enjoyed throughout the lounge and from the outdoor terraces. The Club entrance will be elegantly defined by Bubinga wooden panels, with sliding doors – inside the individual spaces for guests include a private reading room, an open lounge with fireplace, and an executive board room. The hotel’s Hyde Park location inspired the guestrooms’ colour scheme of subtle pale green and grey tones, with stained, natural oak timber furniture and lush fabrics. hotelsSheraton on the ParkSydneylast_img read more

first_img RelatedAirTran Airways to introduce flights to OrlandoAirTran Airways to introduce flights to OrlandoAirTran to launch flights to Indianapolis from New YorkAirTran Airways will introduce new flights to Indianapolis from New York’s LaGuardia Airport this winterAirTran launches new flight to Cancun from AtlantaUS AirTran Airways has launched new nonstop flights to Cancun from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Cheap flights carrier AirTran has announced plans to start a new flight between Atlanta and Branson, Missouri.The new route, which will be serviced by Boeing 717-200 aircraft, will come into operation on May 11th.Commenting on the new flight, Tad Hutcheson, vice-president of marketing and sales for AirTran airways, said the service represented an opportunity to bring low-fare air travel to the Missouri city.”AirTran Airways will give local residents the opportunity to travel across the country, while simultaneously encouraging tourists to visit the Ozarks and experience the city of Branson” he said.The airline currently connects to 54 destinations through its hub city of Atlanta, with Orlando, New York and San Juan among its most popular routes.AirTran is one of the US’s largest cheap flights airlines, employing in excess of 9,000 people.It operates 700 flights a day and is based at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

first_imgFinancial Ombudsman Pavlos Ioannou said that the clean-up of banks’ balance sheets with the sale of loans does not effectively help tackle non-performing loans as it subsequently continues to exclusively burden the society, the Cyprus News Agency (CNA) reported.Sustainable restructurings -to the extent they are possible- may constitute the most effective way of resolving non-performing loans, the agency reported citing a note submitted by Ioannou to the members of the parliament’s finance committee.Ioannou was commenting on a draft law proposed by a group of Disy lawmakers to extending exemptions of borrowers involved in loan-to-asset swaps from capital gains tax, stamps and duties and other charges for one more year.The exemption aiming at encouraging loan restructurings are expiring at the end of the year, lawmaker Marios Mavrides who together with Disy chairman Averof Neophytou and Onoufrios Koulla proposed the bill, said.“These transactions should not be considered as regular sales of property,” he said in a telephone interview.“Members of other parties in the committee supported the bill and proposed extending the exemption until the end of 2020 as the problem with the non-performing loans is expected to remain in place,” the Disy lawmaker added.The Financial Ombudsman who also supported the bill, said that he also favoured extending the exemptions for three to four years.Only “drastic and courageous economic policy measures” allow the effective tackling of the non-performing loans problem, deemed the most serious risk for financial stability in Cyprus, he said adding that “it goes without saying that these measures should in no way burden taxpayers and public finances”.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoGundry MDHow To Make Your Dark Spots Fade (Effortless 2 Minute Routine)Gundry MDUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more