first_imgAPTN NewsFamilies of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls will have a say on designing a national police task force, something the national inquiry called on the Trudeau government to develop Wednesday.The recommendation was part of the interim report released by the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous women.“It’s a recommendation that we are proposing or demanding here in this report but … the families and survivors have a say on how and who should be sitting on that task force,” said Commissioner Michele Audette.That includes having Indigenous officers on the task force.The task force would have the ability to reopen or review cold cases if the Trudeau government agrees to it.“They have questions and they desperately want answers about what happened to their lost loved ones, why investigations were stopped, why leads weren’t followed up on,” said Chief Commissioner Marion Buller.“It’s vital for their healing that they do find out.”The inquiry’s mandate doesn’t allow it to reopen cases, only refer new evidence back to police for possible investigation.“This is a problem we have been facing form the very beginning,” said Buller. “Families who are living with questions for generations they don’t fall neatly into that little box, so what we need to do is provide them with an opportunity or a venue to get the answers.”She said the inquiry has already been told of possible new evidence during hearings with families across the country. They expect to hand that over to police soon, said Buller.The inquiry is also asking the federal government for more time to complete its work as it is scheduled to wrap up next year within its current two-year mandate.They also need more money.But Buller stopped short of saying how much more time and money is needed.She did say the inquiry has spent or allocated about a third of its current budget of $53.8 million.She referred to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission having five years to look into the damage caused by Indian Residential Schools, where children were taken from their families and placed in church-run and state-funded schools for over 100 years. The last one closed in 1994.“That was a problem that was historical. Our problems that we’re looking at, or issues, are historical and ongoing,” said Buller.“Today, as we’re here in this women Indigenous women and girls are suffering violence that somehow has become normalized. That is a national tragedy.”She said it comes down to how long it’s going to take to do the inquiry right.So far, 900 people have added their names to the list to be witnesses at a hearing, including 100 just last month.“As we are gaining momentum we are gaining numbers of people who want to talk to us,” said Buller.Contact APTN National News here: news@aptn.calast_img read more

Rabat- Moroccan diplomats and politicians are allegedly being spied upon by the DGSE, the French secret services, Moroccan media reported on Friday.According to the Moroccan daily newspaper Assabah in its Friday edition, a reporter’s investigation conducted in France reveals that that the DGSE routinely wiretaps Moroccan officials.According to Assabah, the diplomatic crisis between Paris and Moscow on the Ukrainian question prompted the Russian secret services to bring to light a spying operation targeting Moroccan officials through an advanced program that detects all their messages and communications via media such as email, SMS, Skype, and WhatsApp. Citing a survey conducted by the French newspaper Le Nouvel Observateur, Russian state media Sputnik, said the DGSE launched a €700 million program under the mandate of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy.The program, which allowed French secret services to wiretap personalities from many countries around the world, is still believed to be operational, according to the same source.The investigation conducted by Le Nouvel Observateur is based on the anonymous testimony of several current and former officials. It revealed that the French secret service intercepted the cable traffic from forty countries, including Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Russia, China, and the United States.According to the same source, the French secret service continues to spy via submarine cables that create clandestine eavesdropping stations along the French coast.Every day tens of millions of emails, SMS, exchanges on Skype, WhatsApp, Facebook, as well as phone numbers and IP addresses are used to automatically isolate the targeted personalities.Additionally, the software identifies the voice, while another translates the discussions. The investigators also noted that these intelligence operations are not solely intended for the fight against terrorism, but also target diplomatic, political, and economic personalities. read more

14 April 2009The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) said it was troubled by accusations leveled at the agency in the media today of spending millions of dollars of United States funding on allegedly substandard construction work for building projects in Afghanistan. According to an article in USA Today, a report by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has criticized UNDP for delivering “shoddy work” and diverting money meant for Afghanistan to other countries and then refusing to cooperate with the agency in its inquiries. Although UNDP has yet to receive an official copy of the report by USAID’s Inspector General and has only seen a copy published in the press, Stéphane Dujarric, a spokesperson for UNDP, told reporters at UN Headquarters in New York that the agency is “clearly very disturbed” by the issues it raises. He said that in 2003, USAID in Afghanistan asked UNDP to take on Quick Impact Projects (QIPs), and asked for the UN Office for Project Services (UNOPS) to serve as the implementing agency. The projects were intended to provide jobs on an urgent basis for Afghans, mainly in rural areas, Mr. Dujarric noted. “The emphasis was on the rapid creation of employment opportunities as much as on the completion and repair of infrastructure and provision of much needed services to improve the well-being of the local communities in Taliban strongholds.” The work did not involve new construction projects, but the repair of roads, bridges, wells and clinics, the vast majority of which were completed successfully, according to the UNDP spokesperson. He underscored that there have already been several meetings at the highest levels of both UNDP and USAID to clarify issues pertaining to a collection bill issued by the US agency for money used in Afghanistan. “We will be going through the vouchers with USAID to ensure that they are satisfied with the validity of the expenses. Again, any money that remains in dispute after this process will be refunded by UNDP to USAID,” he said. UNDP expects to return no more than expectation $1.5 million to USAID, and Mr. Dujarric said the agency also recognizes that there had been some lapses in timing and quality of reports back to USAID. “But we have been working for months to resolve any dispute with UNOPS and USAID, [and] we expect to fully resolve these matters very soon,” he underscored. “UNDP is as angry as anyone about the reported misbehaviour of UNOPS or any other UN employee in Afghanistan during the period 2003-2006 and we fully support UN action against any individuals involved,” the spokesperson said, highlighting UNDP’s commitment to improving the lives of people in Afghanistan and its good and close working relationship the US Government and its agencies, such as USAID. “To this day,” he added, “the US State Department and USAID have supported UNDP programmes in Afghanistan with contributions close to $336 million over the past seven years with no major disputes or difficulties.” read more

Human rights groups have said that the government gradually released many, but not all, of the more than 11,000 suspected Tamil Tiger suspects detained at the end of the war. The move comes amidst pressure by Tamil political parties in Sri Lanka as well as international groups and governments who had urged the Sri Lakan authorities to either charge or release the war detainees. The police Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) has released the details of people arrested during the war over suspicion of having links with the LTTE.The Defence Ministry, in a statement posted on its website, said the information, including on those already freed, is available at locations in the north of the country as well as in the capital Colombo and in the southern town of Galle. Chair of the European Parliament Delegation for Relations with countries in South Asia, Jean Lambert, had said that the EU Parliament’s position on long-term detainees in Sri Lanka is that they should be either charged or released.Several hundreds of suspected Tamil Tiger rebels and other political prisoners are in Sri Lankan prisons, some of whom have not faced trial or a charge years or months after they were arrested. A visiting European Parliament Delegation had recently called for a fair trial for long-term detainees in Sri Lanka. read more

The agreement, between the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Governments of Uganda and Sudan, allows for the repatriation of Southern Sudanese refugees – some 80 percent of Uganda’s total refugee population – who can return from April onwards providing the current security situation improves.“The Sudanese need to help themselves to rebuild their country,” said UNHCR’s Sudan operation director Jean-Marie Fakhouri, at the signing ceremony in Kampala. Directly addressing a group of refugees who were present at the ceremony, he added: “You will be the engines of development in Sudan and therefore you are needed to go back.”Since a peace deal was signed in 2005 ending the conflict between the north and the south of the country, returning home has become an increasing possibility, but there are still 358,000 Sudanese refugees in neighbouring countries, including Kenya, Ethiopia, the Central African Republic (CAR), the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Egypt, beside Uganda.Last week, UNHCR suspended its repatriation programme from the DRC and the CAR following flare-ups of fighting in southern Sudan including an attack on a UNHCR compound, in which a guard was killed and another guard and a staff member seriously wounded.The tripartite agreement signed in Kampala sets the legal framework needed to coordinate, manage and facilitate the voluntary repatriation of refugees who have expressed a desire to go back to their homes, and UNHCR will facilitate the repatriation operations.The hopes of the Sudanese refugees wishing to return and reintegrate successfully in their home communities, however, could be dashed by the lack of resources for UNHCR’s Sudan repatriation operation, the agency said.The refugee agency launched an appeal for 2006 for $63 million in order to adequately support voluntary repatriation, return and reintegration operations in south Sudan for refugees but so far only $10.2 million has been received. read more

As a result of the August floods in the country caused by the typhoon, 138 people have been confirmed dead and 400 are missing. The floods have also displaced some 69,000 people, severely affected another 150,000, and left as many as 600,000 in need of some form of humanitarian assistance, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a press release. “With the onset of winter just around the corner there is an urgent need for additional funding to scale up the response and provide life-saving support to the tens of thousands of people made homeless by the disaster,” said Tapan Mishra, UN Resident Coordinator. OCHA emphasized that the displaced people are in dire need of adequate shelter. The damaged infrastructure in the flood-affected areas also includes schools, kindergartens and health clinics. Tens of thousands of hectares of arable land have been inundated, with crops destroyed, and livestock killed. Potentially impacting food security in the region, water systems have also been damaged, leaving communities dependent of sources of water that has likely been contaminated. Immediately following the floods, humanitarian agencies in the country released relief materials from in-country stockpiles including food, nutritional supplements, shelter and kitchen kits, water purification and sanitation supplies, emergency health supplies and education supplies. According to OCHA, humanitarian agencies in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea are requesting a total of $28.2 million to assist the affected people. The Emergency Response Plan focuses on life-saving activities in shelter, food and agriculture, health, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene, and education. read more

first_imgScavenge through your local boot sale, check your grandma’s loft and clear out the garden shed because the hunt is on to find the missing watercolours of one of England’s most celebrated painters. The catalogue is set to be published in 2019 by The Hedingham Press. Ravilious, now one of the most celebrated artists of the 20th century, is believed to have died after he went missing whilst flying with the RAF in a search-and-rescue… Although 250 pieces of his work are known, it is estimated that a further 40 have yet to be found, some of which could be worth up to £250,000.center_img An appeal has been launched to find 40 watercolours by Eric Ravilious as archivists hope to create a complete catalogue raisonné.last_img

first_imgBig Brother is watching, especially if you are renting a computer from Aaron’s, a national rent-to-own chain, according to a claim by one couple. Crystal and Brian Byrd were visited by an Aaron’s store manager who produced a photo of Brian using a laptop the couple had purchased from Aaron’s. The photo had apparently been taking remotely using the laptop’s webcam.The manager showed up to take possession of the computer under the belief the couple missed their final payment. In reality, the couple not only made the final payment, but they did so a month early. The store simply failed to record the payment properly. Now instead of receiving a laptop, Aaron’s has now received papers in regards to a class-action lawsuit initiated by the couple.AdChoices广告The Byrds purchased a rent-to-own Dell Inspiron laptop from Aaron’s in 2010 without knowing that the laptop possessed software called PC Rental Agent. The software is offered by DesignerWare and was created specifically to help rent-to-own companies keep track of computers and reacquire them in situations where customers fail to pay. Aaron’s has been using the software since at least 2007.As a result of the photo produced by the Aaron’s store manager, the couple called police who initiated an investigation which later concluded that the PC Rental Agent software allegedly allows the company to take webcam photos, screenshots, and log the keystrokes of users without a customer’s knowledge.  The laptop is currently still in police custody as evidence though no criminal charges have been announced.If the class-action lawsuit is certified, it would cover all customers of Aaron’s who “purchased, leased, rented or rent to own” computers from the store in addition to people who used the computers and had their communication and/or images “intercepted, accessed, monitored and/or transmitted”  by Aaron’s.Read more at Ars Technicalast_img read more

first_imgWhile Australia suggests citizenship applicants sit the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test, UK’s example is proof of how failed this approach could be.Highly-skilled Greek nurse Foteini Kourakou, a 27-year-old University of Athens graduate with excellent spoken English that moved to Northern Ireland to be with her boyfriend last September is not allowed in a hospital in Northern Ireland for narrowly failing her IELTS test five times.The woman is now “completely demoralised” after having paid thousands of pounds in fees and tutoring yet she keeps failing the essay component that includes writing about obscure subjects such as local road tolls and whether art can be “created by everyone”, The Irish News reports – a component even Northern Ireland citizens find it hard to comprehend.Having worked in an intensive care unit in Greece for three years, she is studying for a Masters degree in nursing while working as a care assistant in a nursing home in County Antrim for the past year.Her scores in her last exam were 8.5 for listening, 8 for reading, 7.5 for speaking and 6.5 in the writing element. In the Republic of Ireland, an overall average of 7 is required to gain registration and applicants are allowed to score 6.5 in one of the four components.“If I don’t pass this time I am going to take a break as it is taking such a toll on me emotionally. I get really nervous and it’s getting worse. There is also the cost,” Kourakou said.“I would like to work in an ICU in Northern Ireland but if I don’t pass I will continue to work in the care home. Nursing is all I’ve ever wanted to do, I love my job. It just doesn’t make any sense why they are making it so difficult with these essay questions when they need nurses so badly.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

first_imgWest Ham winger Michail Antonio was happy to have a hand in their comeback 2-2 draw at Brighton on Wednesday nightTwo unanswered goals from Dale Stephens and Shane Duffy had given Brighton a comfortable lead at the London Stadium.On the brink of a second defeat in three games, Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini brought on captain Mark Noble and Antonio in a double substitution.And the Chilean’s bold move paid dividends with the pair assisting striker Marko Arnautovic for both his goals to complete a comeback for West Ham.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“Mark and I came on at the same time and he’s put a great ball in for Marko and Marko has managed to finish it off, then I’ve done a nice little run and set it to Marko again,” Antonio told whufc.com.“We’ve managed to get the point. We’re a bit gutted as we said before the game that we wanted three, but we will take one from being two-nil down and we managed to get it back to two-two.“It’s all positive, being able to dig ourselves out of trouble and now we move onto Birmingham and Arsenal next week.”West Ham are 10th in the Premier League with 28 points from 21 games.last_img read more

first_imgBLACKSBURG, Va. — A gunman killed a Virginia Tech police officer Thursday at a campus parking lot and then apparently shot himself to death nearby in an attack that shook the school nearly five years after it was the scene of the deadliest shooting rampage in modern U.S. history.The shooting took place on the same day Virginia Tech officials were in Washington, fighting a government fine over their alleged mishandling of the 2007 bloodbath where 33 people were killed. Before it became clear that the gunman in Thursday’s attack was dead, the school applied the lessons learned during the last tragedy, locking down the campus and using a high-tech alert system to warn students and faculty members to stay indoors.“In light of the turmoil and trauma and the tragedy suffered by this campus by guns, I can only say words don’t describe our feelings and they’re elusive at this point in time,” university president Charles Steger said. “Our hearts are broken again for the family of our police officer.” The officer, identified late Thursday as 39-year-old Deriek W. Crouse of Christiansburg, was killed after pulling a driver over in a traffic stop. Police said a gunman — who was not involved in the traffic stop — walked into the parking lot and ambushed the officer.Shortly after, police found in a parking lot a man with a gunshot wound and a gun nearby. Authorities said he is suspected in the officer’s slaying.last_img read more

first_imgMacau’s casinos have rebounded strongly from the struggles of September, with the average daily rate (ADR) during Golden Week coming in at around MOP$1.3 billion according to analysts at brokerage house Sanford C Bernstein.As outlined in a Monday note from Bernstein’s Vitaly Umansky and Kelsey Zhu, the combined month-to-date ADR figure of MOP$9.1 billion represents a 78% increase on September ADR, 52% increase on August and 23% year-on-year increase on October 2017. Lack of premium mass strategy begs questions of SJM’s Grand Lisboa Palace launch: analysts Strong VIP growth sees Okada Manila GGR climb 72% in August RelatedPosts Load More New Chief Executive vows to protect Macau’s gaming and tourism industry from harm The figures were aided by Golden Week, which saw total visitation grow 7.2% year-on-year to 895,242 across the first seven days of the month. As a result, Bernstein estimates mass volume to be up between 22% and 23% year-on-year and VIP volume by around 15%.“Other than visitation growth, better quality players helped drove VIP and mass GGR growth,” Umansky and Zhu said.Bernstein predicts year-on-year growth for the month of October to grow between 5% and 8% based on more modest ADR of MOP$790 million to MOP$820 million for the remainder, with the results to be anxiously awaited after Typhoon Mangkhut saw Macau’s September gaming revenue grow just 2.8% year-on-year to MOP$21.9 billion.last_img read more

first_imgMasterClass CEO and co-founder David Rogier commented, “Since the release of ‘Mississippi Masala’ in the early ’90s, Mira has been making independent films that transcend borders and cultures, and captivate audiences with authentic and bold storytelling. She unapologetically tells the stories that she wants to tell in the way that she wants to tell them, and encourages her students to do the same.”Watch the trailer for Mira Nair’s MasterClass below: MasterClass, which launched in 2015, currently features a lineup of more than 45 celebrity-led courses. Those include classes from entertainment figures including Spike Lee, Martin Scorsese, Ron Howard, Werner Herzog, Steve Martin, Aaron Sorkin, Shonda Rhimes, Helen Mirren, Samuel L. Jackson, Judd Apatow, David Mamet, Judy Blume, Margaret Atwood and Dan Brown.Nair’s career spans more than three decades, with films including “Mississippi Masala,” “Monsoon Wedding,” “The Namesake,” and most recently “Queen of Katwe,” starring Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo. Nair’s adaptation of “A Suitable Boy” for the BBC is set to be released in 2020. A graduate of Delhi University and Harvard, Nair got her start directing documentaries before making the jump to feature films with her narrative debut, “Salaam Bombay!”, in 1988, which won the Camera d’Or and was nominated for an Oscar.The native of India said her home country is “a place where movies are a part of our oxygen, yet the training of filmmaking is not accessible to all.” She said it’s even more difficult for filmmakers in Africa, where she also lives, which is why she helped found Maisha, a free film school for East African filmmakers, 14 years ago.In her MasterClass, Nair will walk students through directing techniques for eliciting the best performances from actors and non-actors; how to use rhythm and juxtaposition of scenes in editing to alter the mood of a film; and how to protect their own creative vision. In a workshop of a scene from 2016’s “Queen of Katwe,” Nair shows how she worked with the two actors all the way from the first read-through to the shooting of an emotionally powerful take.Nair said her favorite lesson in the MasterClass course was the one on directing actors, “because you are able to witness in actuality the process and the alchemy that can happen between directors and actors.” Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Celebrated filmmaker Mira Nair — whose films include “Monsoon Wedding” and “The Namesake” — is launching her first online class, in which she’ll share insights for aspiring auteurs.Her class on independent filmmaking is being offered exclusively through internet education platform MasterClass. In the course, Nair shares her directing methods, pointers on maximizing budgets, and how to bring authentic stories to the screen.Nair’s class is available now on MasterClass’s website (at masterclass.com/mn), priced at $90 for lifetime access to the series of video tutorials and other materials. MasterClass also offers a $180 annual plan, which grants unlimited access to all new and existing classes from its full lineup of celebrity instructors.“I wanted to teach this MasterClass to demystify the process of what it takes to make an idea come alive on screen,” Nair said. “The fact is that there is great power in telling our stories. It is something that can be done if one applies oneself to the understanding of the craft, the understanding of the narrative. My mantra is that if we don’t tell our own stories, no one else will.”last_img read more

first_imgNews | Nuclear Imaging | April 20, 2016 Top U.K. Cancer Center Chooses Mirada Medical Technology Agreement will bring proton therapy, MR-guided linear accelerators and PET/MR technology to U.K. hospital 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 Related Content News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more April 20, 2016 — Mirada Medical announced a new agreement to work with the clinicians and physicists at The Christie Hospital in Manchester, England, a world-renowned centre for complete cancer care. The Christie is the only U.K. hospital that will be treating cancer patients with proton therapy and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided linear accelerators (LINAC), whilst benefiting from the latest advancements in diagnostics with positron emission tomography (PET)/MRI.With Mirada specializing in software to enable collaboration between departments and treatment methods, this is a natural relationship that will support fundamental changes in treatment protocols, reducing time to treatment whilst improving clinical confidence and efficacy.“We have chosen Mirada as strategic partner to develop multimodality imaging solutions because of the quality of their software, allowing rapid translation of novel techniques into our clinic while also providing the possibility to efficiently integrate workflows for the different treatment techniques that are available at our site,” said Prof. Marcel Van Herk, chair in radiotherapy physics at the University of Manchester and The Christie NHS Foundation Trust.For more information: www.mirada-medical.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read morelast_img read more

first_imgSigns, Signs, Everywhere a Sign“Body language informs the conversation,” Brown said.  “It tells you where to dig — what questions to ask and where to go.”The bigger the eyes, the better the chance of deceit. She said whites of the eye are a sign of fear. Eyes rapidly shifting up, down and sideways can be a sign of deceit. Sucking or covering the lips may indicate that the person is holding something back or is about to tell a lie. Shifting from side to side while talking — the feet are trying to run away, she said. Voice tone can also indicate something is up.  Outrage is often a sign of deceit, she said. News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more Related AHRA and Radiology Management Content:FFR-CT: Is It Radiology or Cardiology?Payment Models Seek Traction in Transition from VolumeDR Advances Promote Imaging of Whole Spine How Standardizing Protocols Can Save Time and MoneyHow Artificial Intelligence Might Impact RadiologyHow To Manage Risk in the MR SuiteCMS Proposes New Alternative Payment Model for Radiation Oncology Johns Hopkins Named Qualified Provider-led Entity to Develop Criteria for Diagnostic Imaging Growth Of ACOs And Alternative Payment Models In 2017  FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Video Player is loading.Arthur Agatston explains the history of CT calcium scoring Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:54Loaded: 1.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:54 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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Types of LiesShe then listed the different types of lies: fabrication, exaggeration, minimization  and deceptive detail.   Not all lies are spoken, she noted.  People can lie by omission. Everyone lies, she said.  But rather than getting upset with everyone, focus on the people who tell important lies, she advised “ones that you have a stake in. So if someone says, ‘That tie looks good on you,’ let it go.  It doesn’t matter.”Although we should always tell the truth, lies are generally OK, she said, “if they are intended to make people feel better.” Like some speakers use jokes to lighten the mood, Brown used magic  —  pouring water into a cup, then turning the cup (sans water) upside down; opening a notebook at the end of the talk as if to read about an infamous bicyclist,  only to have flames appear.“Pants on fire”…Get it? (Don’t lie.)Find more news and video from the AHRA meeting. Videos | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medica read more Video Player is loading.Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Play 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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Related Content Never Fall AgainDuring the session, Brown explained how to separate lies from truths “so you’ll never be deceived again.” She described the importance of paying attention to “baselines” — the body language that people project when they are telling the truth.  Paying attention to those baselines can be used to later reveal the telltale signs of lying. “Pay attention — or you pay with pain,” she said.  These signs can be seen in the lies of criminals and politicians, some of whom are both, she said.  Head bobbing to the opposite of what was being said was one indicator of lying, a sign obvious in video clips she showed of a former president nodding yes, while denying having sex with an intern; a TV bachelor vigorously shaking his head “no” while verbally answering that he was indeed ready to make a commitment.Other signs of deceit showed up in a clip of Patriot football team quarterback Tom Brady smiling through answers about deflategate. In other clips of Lance Armstrong, it showed him first denying wrongdoings in one then admitting them in the next.  The voice may lie, she said, but the body cannot. Brown credited Armstrong, against whom she said she raced bicycles competitively, with leading her to start analyzing body language.  A drop of the shoulder or straightening of the back, she said, helped her learn what to expect from the cyclists in front of her.“I had to use everything I could to even stay close to Lance Armstrong,” she said.  “I was racing right next to one of the biggest frauds in the business.” Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough explains new advances in CT technologyPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 13:56Loaded: 1.17%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -13:56 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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Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more Body language expert Traci Brown spoke at the AHRA 2019 meeting on how to identify when a person is not being honest by their body language. She said medical imaging department administrators can use this knowledge to help in hiring decisions and managing staff. Can you tell when someone is lying? Body language expert Traci Brown can.  She explained how in a session July 21 at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2019 meeting.People who cannot distinguish lies from truths are in for a lot of pain. “What’s the pain in your business — a lot of hassles and not getting as much money in the door or more going out the door,” she told attendees of her AHRA session entitled “Liar, Liar Pants on Fire.” “People’s pants are on fire all the time around you — and that costs you time, money and energy.”Brown illustrated that point with stories of techs who said they were not the ones who dropped (and broke) the X-ray detector.  Or who took several days off to attend the funeral of their fathers (who had died previously that year.)During her talk, she led attendees in the game of “Two Truths and a Lie,” a game she played with her radiology director Bruce for fun. “People play this game every day but probably don’t realize they are playing it,” she said.  Winning “with your team potential hires and vendors” can dramatically improve the bottom line of your institution, Brown said.  Brown asked, can you trust your team? And what about your new hires? Have they inflated their resumes? Are they really who they say they are?  There is a way to find out. “Maybe (right now) you just have a hunch they are up to something,” she told the audience at AHRA 2019.  “But there are signs behind the hunches that will let you can find the liars in your lives.” Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes Nate Bachman, graduate 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 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 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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Radiology department managers learn how to spot lies at AHRA session  The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more Greg Freiherr is a contributing editor to Imaging Technology News. Over the past three decades, Freiherr has served as business and technology editor for publications in medical imaging, as well as consulted for vendors, professional organizations, academia, and financial institutions. Editor’s note: This article is the sixth piece in a content series by Greg Freiherr covering The Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) annual meeting in Denver. The first article, How Standardizing Protocols Can Save Time and Money, can be found here. The second article, How Artificial Intelligence Might Impact Radiology, can be found here. The third article, How To Manage Risk in the MR Suite, can be found here. The fourth article, DR Advances Promote Imaging of Whole Spine, can be found here. The fifth article, Payment Models Seek Traction in Transition from Volume, can be found here. The sixth article, Liars in Radiology Beware! can be found here. last_img read more

first_imgThis might be the one time when it really doesn’t matter which line you’re in at the airport, none of them are moving.Costa Rica’s Juan Santamaría International Airport was choked with lines of passengers on their way in and out of the country Friday as the Immigration Administration reportedly implemented stricter passport controls following news that a Syrian woman entered Costa Rica with a fake Greek passport Tuesday.The movement of Syrians has come under additional scrutiny following the Paris attacks launched by Syria-linked jihadists.Exasperated tourists waited in lines for hours Friday after authorities required all travelers to have their passports checked twice regardless if they were entering or leaving the country. Both the name and the passport number of travelers was being checked.https://twitter.com/JasonSibajaV/status/667804151246548992/photo/1Immigration Administration Director Kathya Rodríguez told the radio program Nuestra Voz Friday that she had ordered airports and land ports of entry to double down on enforcement “even though it takes more time,” news website AmeliaRueda.com reported. The website reported Friday afternoon that some travelers waited up to four hours passing through the tightened controls at the airport.There are no plans to hire additional staff, Immigration Administration spokeswoman Andrea Quesada told the daily La Nación. But customs officers will receive additional training, Quesada said.In addition to the Syrian woman arrested in Costa Rica on Thursday, five Syrians traveling with falsified Greek passports were arrested in Honduras on Wednesday. Facebook Comments @JasonSibajaV @elchamuko 4 horas en fila!!!!! pic.twitter.com/pKJodyHK0s— anonymous_costarica (@anonymous_costa) November 20, 2015 Related posts:Southwest Airlines announces new routes to Costa Rica, Mexico White House travel exemptions to Cuba do not cover tourism Turrialba Volcano briefly closes Costa Rica’s main airport Panama to send 3,800 US-bound Cubans to Mexicolast_img read more

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: W.X <a href=”http://www.etbtravelnews.global/click/28912/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://adsvr.travelads.biz/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=10&amp;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> Orient-Express Hotels has won a legal battle for the ‘Cipriani’ brand, and as such as seen a family-owned restaurant in London filing for bankruptcy and fighting to keep its name.The Cipriani family, who owns and runs the Cipriani London restaurant, which names singer Sir Elton John, soccer star David Beckham and supermodel Naomi Campbell amongst its patrons, have been served with papers by a court to change its name after it lost a battle with Orient-Express Hotels.Hotel Cipriani in Venice, part of the Orient-Express Hotels Ltd. group, in 2006 had filed a law-suit against the London restauranters for infringing on their trademark.Hotel Cirpiani, founded in 1956 by another Cipriani family currently holds the U.K. trademark for the name which it registered for in 1996.  The restaurant was opened in 2004“We have no wish to cause difficulties for other businesses but Orient-Express Hotels has worked long and hard over many years to build a worldwide reputation for Hotel ‘Cipriani’,” said Paul White, Orient-Express Hotels President and CEO.“We are entitled to protect this famous name in Europe and it was important to us to do so.”To further convolute the issue, the London restaurant which was ordered to publicize the decision, and pay for damages, has since filed for bankruptcy in a bid to “protect its assets” as it works towards launching an appeal.last_img read more

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J Sydney is sharing the tourism light with regional New South Wales after State Premier Barry O’Farrell unveiled the ‘biggest ever’ integrated campaign to drive tourism into areas outside the main city.Unveiled this morning at Westfield Bondi Junction and described as “the first of its type and scale”, the Make Some Our Time campaign aims to inspire Sydney-siders to take a short break in regional areas across NSW.Running for four weeks until 12 August this year, the campaign will utilise augmented reality technology to enable Westfield shoppers to ‘interact’ with NSW native wildlife and inspire them to visit the real thing.Accompanied by a promotion with up to $1 million in regional accommodation vouchers up for grabs, Mr O’Farrell said the campaign will push more Aussies to “take advantage” of the state’s “diverse regional areas”, beaches and winter wonderland in the Snowy Mountains.  “Time-poor Sydneysiders are the biggest takers of short breaks – this innovative promotion will help them take advantage of the millions of destinations NSW has for the perfect break,” Minister for Tourism and Major Event George Souris said.  “We all know we are meant to recharge our batteries every now and again, and we always remember how good we felt when we did.  This campaign makes it easy for people to do this.”The promotion running over the same four-weeks of the campaign, will see Destination NSW give away $1 million in accommodation vouchers in eight Westfield centres in NSW.Shoppers who spend $30 in any participating retailer in-centre, they will receive a scratch card that could see them win $200 off any regional accommodation booking over $400. Participating stores include Westfields in Bondi Junction, Parramatta, Miranda, Chatswood, Penrith, Eastgardens, Burwood and Sydney. last_img read more

first_imgAhoy Buccaneers is offering an earlybird special across six expedition voyages in March and October 2018, with one free night’s accommodation in a four-star hotel both before and after each cruise.Bookings must be made before 15 March 2017 and is valid for three 13-day cruises in February and March 2018, travelling from Broome to Wyndham or vice versa; and three Buccaneer Archipelago cruises in October 2018, which are seven-day, round-trip cruises from Broome.Ahoy Buccaneers takes guests into areas inaccessible to large ships as they explore the rugged cliffs, spectacular waterfalls and pristine waters of the Buccaneer Archipelago in the Kimberly region of Western Australia. Guests travel on board Oceanic, Ahoy Buccaneer’s 25-guest motor yacht, providing an intimate and relaxed atmosphere, with guests encouraged to help fish or sail the boat.The 13-day Broome to Wyndham cruises depart on 26 February and 26 March 2018, and a Wyndham to Broome cruise departs 12 March 2018. Each costs from $4400 per person (including for solos) in a swag, and from $5500 per person in a cabin, twin-share, or if sharing with another solo passenger. The free accommodation will be at four-star hotels in Broome and also Kununurra, near Wyndham.The Buccaneer Archipelago cruises depart1, 8 and 29 October 2018, and cost from $2200 per person (including for solos) in a swag, and from $2800 per person in a cabin, twin-share, or if sharing with another solo passenger twin-share. Fares include meals and transfers. cruiseKimberleylast_img read more

first_img Comments   Share   David Johnson’s pass-catching abilities helped move the chains and spread out the defense last season. He caught 36 passes for 457 yards and four touchdowns. Ellington had 15 receptions for 148 yards, while Chris Johnson reeled in six passes for 58 yards and neither scored a touchdown.With 36 receptions and four touchdowns, David Johnson was fourth on the team in receiving, only behind Larry Fitzgerald, John Brown and Michael Floyd. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson (31) is his by Green Bay Packers inside linebacker Jake Ryan (47) during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) With the NFL regular season coming up in September, fantasy football rankings have already begun and an Arizona Cardinal could be a big reason why fantasy owners win their league this year.SI.com writer Micheal Beller created a list of the top ten fantasy running backs in 2016, and he has David Johnson as the no. 5 back in the the NFL.Chances are if you grabbed Johnson off waivers last year, you won your league. Or at least came very close. A bit player for Arizona’s first 11 games, Johnson was one of the best fantasy weapons over the last five weeks of the season, running for 442 yards, catching 17 passes for 216 yards and hitting pay dirt five times. He enters this season as the unquestioned starter, and it’s easy to see why that should be a great spot. The Cardinals offense figures to be among the best in the league, with Carson Palmer, Michael Floyd, Larry Fitzgerald, John Brown and an impressive line surrounding Johnson. Chris Johnson and Andre Ellington are still in Arizona, and both will have roles in the offense. Johnson’s appeal this season is strong and easy to see, but given the company, he does carry some risk at his ADP.Even with Chris Johnson and Ellington in the backfield last year, David Johnson ran for 581 yards and eight touchdowns. Chris Johnson had more rushing attempts and yards, with 814, but had less success finding pay dirt, with only three touchdowns. Ellington also added three touchdowns and 289 yards for the Cardinals. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more