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HSN To Launch UNICHEF Cookbook Featuring Celebrity Chefs

first_imgOn September 26th, HSN will exclusively launch UNICHEF: Top Chefs Unite in Support of The World’s Children, a cookbook published by Glitterati Incorporated that features an unprecedented collaboration of 40 world-class chefs assembled by U.S. Fund for UNICEF National Board Member Hilary Gumbel.The cookbook features favorite recipes from HSN Chefs – Donatella Arpaia, Ingrid Hoffmann, Curtis Stone, Ming Tsai and Wolfgang Puck – and other renowned chefs such as Marcus Samuelsson, Mario Batali, Bobby Flay, Cat Cora and Geoffrey Zakarian.Only at HSN will customers have the opportunity to purchase a limited edition of the UNICHEF books that are signed by HSN Chefs Donatella Arpaia, Ingrid Hoffmann, Curtis Stone and Ming Tsai. For each book purchased from HSN on September 26th, HSN will donate twenty percent of the purchase price of the UNICHEF book to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. In addition, Hilary Gumbel will donate all royalties she would receive to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.To celebrate the launch of UNICHEF on HSN, Mindy Grossman and Caryl Stern will join Hilary Gumbel on-air, along with HSN chefs Donatella Arpaia, Ingrid Hoffmann and Ming Tsai, on September 26th at 10 p.m. EST for the second annual HSN Cares Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF Primetime Special. HSN Cares will donate twenty percent of the purchase price of all products featured on-air and sold during the primetime special to benefit Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF.Find out more at HSN.com.last_img read more

TN LS polls in Vellore cancelled due to use of money power

first_imgNew Delhi/Chennai: The Lok Sabha election to the Vellore constituency in Tamil Nadu was cancelled on Tuesday by the Election Commission (EC) two days ahead of the polling following recovery of huge amount of cash allegedly from an associate of a DMK leader recently.A government notification rescinding the polls said the EC was “fully satisfied that the current electoral process in Vellore has been seriously vitiated on account of unlawful activities of certain candidates and some workers of the political party.” Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Perhaps, this is the first time election to a Lok Sabha constituency has been cancelled over use of money power. The byelection to RK Nagar Assembly seat in Tamil Nadu was cancelled in April 2017 following similar seizure of huge cash, allegedly meant for bribing voters. The cancellation of the poll, scheduled for April 18 along with 38 other constituencies in the state, evoked sharp reactions from the DMK which alleged it was an attempt by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to “besmirch” the party using the Election Commission. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K”It is a murder of democracy. Modi has planned to wreck the polls by allegedly misusing the Enforcement Directorate, CBI, Income Tax and the Election commission,” DMK president M K Stalin told reporters in Tiruchirappalli. DMK Treasurer Duraimurugan, whose son Kathir Anand is the party candidate in Vellore seat, told PTI that cancelling the poll was a “murder of democracy.” Allies of the DMK also condemned the cancellation of the poll. Ruling AIADMK demanded that Anand be disqualified from contesting the poll instead of cancelling the election. The EC notification said in the commission’s considered opinion conducting the poll in Vellore in such a vitiated atmosphere would “severely jeopardise the conduct of free and fair election.” Hence, the commission recommended cancelling the polls to the government which was accepted and poll for Vellore seat was annulled. President Ram Nath Kovind issued the order rescinding the polls by amending portions of the original poll notification that called the electorate in Vellore to elect a member to the Lok Sabha.The EC took the decision after the district police had filed a complaint against Anand as well as two party functionaries on the basis of a report from the Income Tax department on April 10. Anand was charged under the Representation of the People Act for giving “wrong information” in his election affidavit filed along with his nomination papers, the police have said. The other two, identified as Srinivasan and Damodaran, were booked under bribery charges. A copy of the official notification cancelling polls in Vellore was released here by Tamil Nadu Chief Electoral Officer Satyabrata Sahoo. On March 30, Income Tax officials had conducted searches at the residence of Anand’s father Durai Murugan over suspected use of unaccounted money for electioneering, and seized Rs. 10.50 lakh which was alleged “excess” cash. Two days later, tax officials said they had seized Rs 11.53 crore from a cement godown belonging to a DMK leader’s associate in the same district. “Cash stuffed in cartons and gunny bags neatly packed for ward and division-wise distribution were unearthed,”officials had said. Murugan, however, had said he had not concealed anything. Questioning the timing of the Income Tax department’s operation, he had alleged that the raids were a “conspiracy” by certain political leaders who could not face them in the electoral arena.last_img read more

Government keen on TNA joining PSC

The government says it is keen to work with all parties including the Tamil National Alliance in the Parliamentary Select Committee, as early as possible.External Affairs Minister G. L. Peiris says the Government was keen to continue the political reconciliation process through the most democratic means available, the External Affairs Ministry said in a statement today. The Minister said that 90 member states of the United Nations had spoken at the just concluded Universal Periodic Review of Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council, and most of them had been very supportive of the approach taken by Sri Lanka in terms of promotion and protection of human rights in the country.He also highlighted several signal achievements in Sri Lanka this year such as maintaining a high economic growth rate in the country, with the northern province achieving a growth rate of 22 per cent, all internally displaced persons at the conclusion of the conflict being resettled, over 900 Tamil speaking officers being recruited to the Police Force, almost all ex-combatants being rehabilitated and resettled, and the massive infrastructure projects including ports, highways and airports as well as hotels for tourists that were being constructed, with some having reached completion. He also said that Sri Lanka welcomed constructive engagement with the international community and the support and interest shown by countries involved with Sri Lanka in the post-conflict development process. The Minister said that the reconciliation process must include restoration of both economic and social wellbeing that would enable affected people to exercise their democratic rights, fully and said that approach of the Government was welcomed by the people on the ground. read more

Ashley Madison tones down tagline on dating website

Ashley Madison tones down tagline on dating website TORONTO – The company that owns the Ashley Madison dating website has dropped the signature tagline: “Life Is Short. Have An Affair.”AshleyMadison.com is now going with the tagline: “Find Your Moment.”In addition, the company’s corporate identity has been switched to Ruby Corp., from Avid Life Media.The changes are part of a rebranding campaign that was announced last week by the Toronto-based company, which hired new senior management in April to replace founder Noel Biderman, who left in August.Avid lost about a quarter of its annual revenue last year after a security breach last summer exposed names and financial information about millions of purported Ashley Madison clients. by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 12, 2016 5:31 am MDT Last Updated Jul 12, 2016 at 6:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Isil teenager youngest female terrorist to be jailed for life after plotting

Boular's 'husband', IS fighter Naweed Hussain Boular was finally arrested on April 12 last year. But Boular went on to discuss the plans with her sister Rizlaine Boular, 22, and mother Mina Dich, 43, using coded language based on an Alice in Wonderland-themed Mad Hatters tea party.Picking up where Safaa left off, Rizlaine and Dich carried out reconnaissance visits around landmarks in Westminster and bought knives and a rucksack.On April 27 last year, fearing the attack was imminent, armed police moved in and, during the raid in Willesden Green, north-west London, Rizlaine was shot and injured.Rizlaine was jailed for life with a minimum term of 16 years, having admitted preparing acts of terrorism. A heart-shaped box which contained a secret phone given to Safaa Boular Boular, one of the youngest women to be convicted of terrorism offences in the UK, betrayed no emotion as she was jailed.In mitigation her barrister, Joel Bennathan QC, said she had been “groomed” into radicalism when she was 15 but had since shunned Islamist extremism and no longer follows the Muslim faith.He said: “The environment in which this young woman became drawn into radical Islamist terrorism was a family which had the combination of a neglectful mother and an older, very radicalised sister,”Mr Bennathan said she is “no longer that type of person”, adding: “That’s the point about teenagers, they can change dramatically and fast.”Following the trial police said they feared this might not be the last terror plot to be masterminded by women in this country.Dean Haydon, the Metropolitan Police’s senior national co-ordinator for counterterrorism, said: “It’s difficult to say whether there will be others. But looking at what’s happened in other countries, there probably will be.” Her mobile phone, which she was using to contact her “husband” in Syria, was seized. She had downloaded videos of women wearing suicide belts.Boular began plotting to carry out a terrorist attack on the British Museum using the code words “tokarev” and “pineapple” for guns and grenades.She took delivery of a replacement phone hidden inside a heart-shaped chocolate box and using encrypted messages contacted 32-year-old Hussain from her sixth-form lounge and her bedroom. After Hussain was killed in a US drone strike Safaa discussed her plan with two undercover secret service officers posing online as extremists. Boular was first stopped by police on Aug 16 2016, on return from a holiday in Morocco. She admitted she wanted to go to Syria to marry Naweed Hussain, an Isil fighter. Her passport was seized, but since there was no evidence she planned to commit an offence she was allowed to return to her home in Vauxhall, south London. A heart-shaped box which contained a secret phone given to Safaa BoularCredit:Metropolitan Police/PA Boular’s ‘husband’, IS fighter Naweed HussainCredit:Metropolitan Police /PA An Old Bailey judge has jailed a teenager who was part of Britain’s first all-woman terror cell for life after rejecting claims she had renounced her Jihadist views.Sentencing Safaa Boular to a minimum of 13 years in prison Judge Mark Dennis QC said that despite being groomed by an Isil fighter the 18-year-old remained responsible for her actions.Boular was found guilty in June of two counts of preparing terrorist acts after she plotted with her sister and mother to attack tourists and Londoners at targets around the capital, including the British Museum and Palace of Westminster.Judge Dennis said: “In my view there’s insufficient evidence upon which it would be safe to conclude at this stage that the defendant is a truly transformed individual and the serious risk that she has posed hitherto has now evaporated.”Her views were deeply entrenched. However much she may have been influenced and drawn into her extremism, it appeared she knew what she was doing and acted with open eyes.” Court artist sketch of Safaa Boular appearing at the Old Bailey during her trial on terrorism offences Court artist sketch of Safaa Boular appearing at the Old Bailey during her trial on terrorism offencesCredit:Elizabeth Cook/PA Dich, 44, was imprisoned for six years and nine months with an additional five years on licence for helping her. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Toutânkhamon les merveilles de son tombeau dévoilées à la Porte de Versailles

first_imgToutânkhamon : les merveilles de son tombeau dévoilées à la Porte de VersaillesDu 12 mai au 1er septembre 2012, Paris Expo à la Porte de Versailles nous offre une reconstitution d’un des plus célèbres tombeaux d’Egypte antique, celui du pharaon Toutânkhamon. Une vision fidèle des merveilles mises au jour par Howard Carter et son équipe il y a de cela 90 ans, que Maxisciences a pu découvrir en avant-première. Lorsque l’on évoque Toutânkhamon, une image nous vient subitement à l’esprit : le célèbre visage doré du pharaon, sa coiffe large et rayée, sa barbe pendante et puis ce regard noir, perçant, mystérieux. Mais si le personnage est l’un des pharaons les plus connus au monde, il n’a en réalité régné que peu de temps. C’est grâce à la découverte de son riche tombeau en 1922 par le célèbre archéologue Howard Carter que Toutânkhamon a accédé à la célébrité pour s’inscrire à jamais dans l’Histoire de l’Egypte ancienne. Et c’est précisément de ce tombeau dont il est question dans l’exposition “Toutânkhamon, son tombeau, ses secrets” qui ouvre ses portes aujourd’hui à Paris Expo à la Porte de Versailles. Une exposition dont Maxisciences a pu arpenter les allées en avant-première. Grâce au travail d’horloger des artisans du Caire, l’intégralité des objets présents sur le site a pu être reconstituée à l’identique, du moindre bijou, amulette, jusqu’au sarcophage et cercueil de la chambre funèbre. Mais bien au-delà d’une présentation artistique classique de toutes ces œuvres, le projet vise aussi à représenter le plus fidèlement possible l’état des différentes chambres du tombeau au moment de leur découverte il y a 90 ans. Au fil de la visite, on peut ainsi, à la suite d’un court film de mise en abîme traversant la vie et la famille du pharaon jusqu’à la révélation du tombeau, admirer chacune des salles tombales : l’antichambre, la chambre funèbre et la chambre des trésors. Certains des composants majeurs de ces chambres sont ensuite présentés et décrits indépendamment avant d’accéder à la dernière salle consacrée à Howard Carter, l’archéologue britannique devenu célèbre pour sa trouvaille.1922, la plus grande découverte de l’HistoireA l’issue de sept années de recherche aussi excitantes qu’éprouvantes sur les terres d’Egypte, Howard Carter parvient à insérer une bougie par une brèche réalisée sur une paroi. “Vous voyez quelque chose ?” lui demande Lord Carnarvon, son collaborateur. “Oui, des choses merveilleuses”, réplique ébahi l’archéologue. Devant lui, l’antichambre du tombeau. Une quantité de sculpture représentant des dieux, des lits dorés et autres trésors somptueux émergent de l’obscurité. La présence de quelques chars brisés traduisent néanmoins de probables effractions antérieures.Après 84 jours de lente progression, voici la chambre funèbre. Une magnifique chapelle ornée de symboles gravés sur l’or occupe presque toute la place, elle s’encastre à la manière de poupées russes sur trois autres chapelles plus petites, et au cœur : le sarcophage. L’ultime trouvaille, l’aboutissement. La seule insatisfaction réside peut-être dans l’état de dégradation de la momie, sûrement accéléré par les essences recouvrant les bandelettes. Lorsque Howard Carter annonce qu’il est face à la “plus belle chose jamais vue” il vient alors de pénétrer dans la troisième chambre, dite des trésors. Aux côtés de la statue noir du dieu Anubis à tête de chacal et d’une multitude de trésors majestueux, les organes du pharaon gisent dans des vases, les canopes, censés participer au processus du transfert de l’âme dans l’au-delà.Depuis 3.000 ans, le défunt pharaon reposait paisiblement dans les entrailles de la Vallée des rois, sur la rive ouest du Nil, face à Louxor, échappant par chance aux saccages des pilleurs et à l’usure du temps. Promu pharaon de la XVIIIe dynastie à l’âge de 8 ans, Toutânkhamon décède mystérieusement environ 10 années plus tard en laissant peu de traces de son court règne. Seul son tombeau incroyablement conservé, riche de trésors extraordinaires – à l’instar du fameux masque d’or découvert dans le cercueil -, fit de Toutankhamon un roi hors du commun érigé aujourd’hui au rang des grandes célébrités historiques.Des reconstitutions inéluctablesAprès la “plus grande découverte de l’Histoire de l’archéologie”, les trésors de Toutânkhamon ont fait l’objet de nombreuses expositions en Europe et aux Etats-Unis dès les années 60. Si quelques objets originaux du tombeau sont importés sur les lieux d’exposition, la reconstitution de la plupart des pièces et notamment les plus difficilement transportables s’avèrent toutefois indispensables. Le reste demeure au musée du Caire, où la quasi-totalité du tombeau y est présenté. En France, la dernière exposition contenant de vrais objets fut présentée à Paris au Petit Palais. À lire aussiLa grande pyramide de Gizeh révèle un pouvoir inattendu aux scientifiquesMais aujourd’hui au vu du caractère délétère de leur manipulation, “il serait par exemple tout simplement impossible de faire voyager le masque de Toutankhamon”, précise Florence Maruéjol enseignante à l’institut Khéops. “Les répliques rendent la visite très vivante, comme dans un livre, ce qui serait impossible avec les pièces originales”, nous explique pour sa part Wolgang Wettengel, directeur scientifique de l’exposition et docteur en Egyptologie. En effet, ce millier de répliques artisanales offrent une certaine proximité : l’absence de vitre ou d’espace de protection permet de s’approcher au plus près des œuvres afin d’apprécier dans leurs moindres détails. Une exposition qui ravira sans aucun doute les fans d’égyptologie, les amateurs d’archéologie mais aussi tous les curieux. “Toutânkhamon, son tombeau et ses trésors” se tient du 6 mai au 1er septembre 2012 à Paris Expo à la Porte de Versailles. Pour obtenir plus d’informations, rendez-vous sur le site de l’exposition : www.toutankhamon-expo.com (lien non disponible)Le 12 mai 2012 à 11:41 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Dog parks in danger in Clark County

first_imgOn a weekday morning at Dakota Memorial Dog Park, Diesel, a Jack Russell terrier, eagerly leapt at a tennis ball held by his owner, Cindy Rotermund.Rotermund, a retiree who recently moved to the area, said she regularly comes to the off-leash dog park with Diesel and Newton, her pointer. She said it’s good for her pets to be off leash so they can run around, play with and sniff other canines — just be dogs.But Rotermund said she actively avoids coming to the park on the weekends, when she’s heard there can be up to 100 dogs in the 8-acre park.“Maybe the dogs would like it,” Rotermund said. “But not me.”As Clark County’s population continues to grow, newcomers are bringing their dogs with them and putting new strains on the county’s off-leash dog parks. Now, the parks, which have periodically faced closures and financial challenges, could all close.The parks are maintained by local nonprofit DOGPAW, which stands for Dog Owners Group for Park Access in Washington. Mark Watson, the group’s board president, said DOGPAW has turned to the county for help in managing the increasingly packed parks that he said are becoming rife with conflict and dangerous situations.last_img read more

We play proper football under new manager Maurizio Sarri – Willian

first_imgChelsea midfielder Willian Borges claims that they play ‘proper football’ with their new manager Maurizio Sarri, saying that the new manager wants them to have fun on the pitch.The 30-year-old had a clash with former boss Antonio Conte when he was with Stamford Bridge. He, however, says he had plans on leaving in the summer but had to stay back as Conte got sacked.Willian is full of praise for the new manager, telling The Premier League Show as quoted by Dailymail:“He is very important, not only for me but for all the team. Now we play football.”Sacchi explains Sarri, Conte, and Ancelotti Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Arrigo Sacchi talked about how Sarri has a tougher time at Juventus than Conte at Inter; while Ancelotti’s “blood is boiling” at Napoli.Arrigo Sacchi…“He wants us to have fun inside the pitch. We play proper football and every single player is happy to play for him.”Willian was to leave in the summer and was linked with moves to Barcelona and Manchester United. He, however, says “everything is perfect” for him in London.“I love to live here, my family love to live in London, I love to play for Chelsea, everything is amazing. I have been here for five years and I hope to stay more.”“Everything is perfect. My family don’t want to leave.”last_img read more

Homeless woman fatally struck in Hialeah car crash

first_imgHIALEAH, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are investigating after, they said, a homeless woman was struck and killed by a driver in Hialeah.Hialeah Police and Fire Rescue units responded to the scene of the crash in the area of East Eighth Street and Eighth Avenue, just before 5:30 a.m., Saturday.Investigators said the victim was attempting to cross the street when she was hit, leaving glass and debris scattered across the street.The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Police identified her as 38-year-old Cynthia Abad.The driver involved stayed behind and is cooperating with authorities.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

People on the Move 011410

first_imgThe Atlantic’s Justin Smith has been promoted to president of Atlantic Media. Previously, Smith served as president of the company’s consumer media division. He will now also oversee the National Journal and Government Executive groups.Randy Siegel was named president of local digital strategy for Conde Nast parent Advance Publications. Previously, Siegel served as president of Parade Publications, publisher of Parade magazine.The McGraw-Hill Companies appointed Terri D. Austin vice president of diversity and inclusion, to be responsible for implementing a company-wide diversity strategy. Most recently, Austin served as chief diversity officer for AIG. Time Inc.’s Fortune named Robert Festino design director. Previously, Festino served as art director at Bon Appétit and art director at ESPN the Magazine.Sacramento, California-based e.Republic promoted Marina Leight to the newly-created position of vice president for strategic initiatives, working closely with recently acquired Governing magazine. Previously, Leight served as vice president of education for e.Republic’s Converge platform and the Center for Digital Education.New York Magazine named Claude Brodesser-Anker West Coast editor of NYMag.com’s Vulture blog. Brodesser-Anker has written about media and entertainment for Variety, Wired and TMZ. Kristen Schultz Dollard was named digital director for Conde Nast’s Self.com. Most recently, Dollard served as digital editorial director for Rodale International.Hearst named Kassie Means associate publisher of Country Living magazine. Most recently, Means served as vice president and associate publisher at Cooking Light. Her appointment is effective February 1.Philadelphia Inquirer executive online editor Chris Krewson was named editor of Variety.com. Krewson replaces Dana Harris, who will serve as editor of Variety’s paid information product, the company said.The Reader’s Digest Association appointed Piper Goodspeed Eastern account manager at Taste of Home. Most recently, Goodspeed served as executive director of food and beverage at Self magazine.Time Inc. named Jennifer Mirsky was named managing editor of realsimple.com. Mirsky recently served as editor-in-chief of women’s lifestyle at Meredith Interactive.Former Time Inc. and Conde Nast regional director Andrew Davis was named executive vice president of sales and marketing at b-to-b media company NetWorld Alliance. Davis also served as the founding publisher of Modern Luxury’s The Atlantan and Atlantan Brides.last_img read more

Concerns over tribal corporate affiliation prompts candidate to withdraw AFN leadership bid

first_imgJoe Nelson withdrew his candidacy for co-chair of the Alaska Federation of Natives board at the 2016 convention. Behind him is co-chair Ana Hoffman. (Photo by Jennifer Canfield, KTOO – Juneau)Southeast’s Joe Nelson withdrew his bid for a leadership position on the Alaska Federation of Natives board citing concerns from some in the delegation that the spot should go to a tribal representative.Nelson took the stage Saturday to explain to the convention his withdrawal, calling it a “very tough decision.”“There’s a view that this seat is a tribal seat, a very strongly held view by a good contingent of our AFN population. So, in that sense, you could say maybe this election is rigged, since I’m not being viewed as a tribal person for this purpose right now,” Nelson said to laughter from the crowd. “I have such respect for the tribes and faith in the tribes that I am going to respect that and not push this to a vote this afternoon.”Outgoing co-chair Jerry Isaac announced on the first day of the convention that he would not seek another term. Isaac, according to his bio on the AFN website, is president of the Copper River Native Association, a tribal nonprofit. The other co-chair, Ana Hoffman, is president and CEO of the Bethel Native Corp.Nelson said he wanted to unify the delegation by supporting Will Mayo, a former president of the Tanana Chiefs Conference in Fairbanks. Mayo thanked Nelson for the withdrawal.“Those are the comments of a leader and the heart that he brings to this is a very humble heart. I have found that that kind of a heart is the one that people can follow,” Mayo said.Nelson, who serves on the AFN board, is a Sealaska Corp. board member and vice chancellor of University of Alaska Southeast. He lives in Juneau and is a member of the Yakutat Tlingit Tribe.last_img read more

ED scans Mallyas overseas assets decides to send judicial requests to other

first_imgThe Enforcement Directorate (ED) has decided to issue Letters Rogatories (judicial requests) to its counterparts in other countries seeking information on Vijay Mallya’s assets there, reported the Press Trust of India.Overseas assets, both movable and immovable, in foreign locations, including South Africa, U.K, U.S, Hong Kong and France will be considered as a part of the probe.Letters Rogatories (LRs) are obtained from a competent court in India before being dispatched to foreign agencies. It is a judicial request for specific information, which in Mallya’s case could include purchase, registration and status of assets overseas.The agency citing a source reported that only a few of Mallya’s assets and those of his company Kingfisher Airlines (KFA) were available to ED under the money laundering act as most of them were seized by banks to make up for his loan default. However, his foreign assets will fall solely under ED’s purview.The source added that the LR will obtain details on the end-use of Rs. 300 crore, a part of the larger corpus of Rs. 900 crore loan, which Mallya’s KFA borrowed from IDBI Bank. The larger loan in itself is subject to scrutiny by investigative agencies on the alleged collusion and political interference that took place in order to get it sanctioned at KFA’s dire times. The smaller chunk of Rs. 300 crore is suspect of being laundered and used for purposes outside the terms of loan.Obtaining LR is only a first step, and a senior official told PTI the follow-up with foreign agencies is time consuming. However, as the case is being investigated under the criminal provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, cooperation could be forthcoming, the official added.The investigative agency issued its third summons to Mallya to appear before it in Mumbai April 9.ED writes to RBIIn a related development the ED has asked help from the Reserve Bank of India to understand the nuances of a 2010 policy decision which widened the scheme of corporate debt restructuring to include the aviation industry too, reported PTI. The decision had helped Kingfisher Airlines, along with other airlines, to restructure its debt.last_img read more

Pope urges IsraeliPalestinian dialogue for twostate solution

first_imgPope Francis leads the `Urbi et Orbi` (to the city and the world) message from the balcony overlooking St. Peter`s Square at the Vatican December 25, 2017. ReutersPope Francis used his Christmas message on Monday to call for a negotiated two-state solution to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, after US President Donald Trump stoked regional tensions with his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.Francis spoke of the Middle East conflict and other world flashpoints in his “Urbi et Orbi” (to the city and the world) address, four days after more than 120 countries backed a U.N. resolution urging the United States to reverse its decision on Jerusalem.“Let us pray that the will to resume dialogue may prevail between the parties and that a negotiated solution can finally be reached, one that would allow the peaceful coexistence of two states within mutually agreed and internationally recognised borders,” he said, referring to the Israelis and Palestinians.“We see Jesus in the children of the Middle East who continue to suffer because of growing tensions between Israelis and Palestinians,” he said in his address, delivered from the balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica to tens of thousands of people.It was the second time that the pope has spoken out publicly about Jerusalem since Trump’s decision on Dec. 6. On that day, Francis called for the city’s “status quo” to be respected, lest new tensions in the Middle East further inflame world conflicts.Palestinians want East Jerusalem as the capital of their future independent state, whereas Israel has declared the whole city to be its “united and eternal” capital.Francis, leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics, urged people to see the defenceless baby Jesus in the children who suffer the most from war, migration and natural calamities caused by man today.“Today, as the winds of war are blowing in our world … Christmas invites us to focus on the sign of the child and to recognise him in the faces of little children, especially those for whom, like Jesus, ‘there is no place in the inn,’” he said.OPEN HEARTS FOR REFUGEESFrancis, celebrating the fifth Christmas of his pontificate, said he had seen Jesus in the children he met during his recent trip to Myanmar and Bangladesh, and he called for adequate protection of the dignity of minority groups in that region.More than 600,000 Muslim Rohingya people have fled mainly Buddhist Myanmar to Bangladesh in recent months. The pope had to tread a delicate diplomatic line during his visit, avoiding the word “Rohingya” while in Myanmar, which does not recognise them as a minority group, though he used the term when in Bangladesh.“Jesus knows well the pain of not being welcomed and how hard it is not to have a place to lay one’s head. May our hearts not be closed as they were in the homes of Bethlehem,” he said.He also urged the world to see Jesus in the innocent children suffering from wars in Syria and Iraq and also in Yemen, complaining that its people had been “largely forgotten, with serious humanitarian implications for its people, who suffer from hunger and the spread of diseases”.He also listed conflicts affecting children in South Sudan, Somalia, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Ukraine and Venezuela.At his Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica on Sunday, Francis strongly defended immigrants, comparing them to Mary and Joseph finding no place to stay in Bethlehem and saying faith demands that foreigners be welcomed.last_img

CBCF Legislative Conference

first_imgThis year concerned citizens, leaders, students and legislators from across the country will visit our nation’s capital for our 45th Annual Legislative Conference from September 16 – September 20. The theme is “With Liberty and Justice for All.” As we approach nearly a half century of hosting the leading policy conference on issues impacting African-Americans and the global Black community,we are going to examine the disparities that stifle our communities. ALC will also identify strategies to close the gap in education, economic empowerment, health, social justice and more so that African-Americans feel included in the promise of “liberty and justice for all.” Early registration for the conference is open.For more information, visit http://www.cbcfinc.org/alc/.Register at http://www.cbcfinc.org/alc/registration/.last_img read more

This Gadget Lets You Text and Use Apps While Driving Without Looking

first_img How Success Happens Ding. You get a new notification on your phone. You want to check it. No, you need to, really badly, but you’re driving. Ah, screw it. You glance down, away from the road, and you check the darn thing anyway. It’s a potentially deadly decision millions of people make multiple times a day, one that Tel Aviv startup Project RAY aims to drive down with its new “eyes-free” RayGo device.Image credit: Project RAYThe black and yellow gadget, derived from patented smartphone technology originally created for the blind, enables you to talk on your phone and check your texts, email, and a host of apps while driving — without taking your eyes off the road.Related: Handy Gadget is Like Google Glass For Your CarTo use it, you first clamp the five-button, hard plastic RayGo controller to your steering wheel. Then you pair it with your vehicle’s Bluetooth feature. The RayGo unit, working with its companion mobile app (Android-only for now), converts your favorite apps, like Gmail, Spotify, your smartphone’s calendar, etc., to “drive mode.” The mode is essentially a simplified version of your existing apps that programs them to “talk” to you.To respond to the RayGo-adapted versions of your apps, you can use the steering wheel remote or speak certain voice commands. Pressing up or down on the remote (using your thumb) scrolls through various menu options. Press the left side of the RayGo remote button to navigate back and press the right to signify “enter” or to give a voice command. You can scroll through and select which messages and notifications to listen to, then respond to them either by canned RayGo text responses (“Sure! I’m driving. Will call later,” “Call soon,” “I’m busy,” and “Can’t talk right now”) or by speaking certain specific commands.  RayGo’s inventors, Israeli entrepreneurs Michael Vakulenko and Boaz Zilberman, designed the gadget to stop functioning when you shouldn’t be using it. Relying on your smartphone’s accelerometer and GPS components, RayGo knows when you’re driving fast or executing a turn. When speeding along at a good clip, the device’s audible responses become delayed and more pronounced, reports USA Today. When you receive a message while in the middle of a turn, RayGo will pause until you finish the turn.  Related: Texting and Driving? Not So Fast — General Motors is Watching YouDespite being billed as an anti-distraction device, some claim that the RayGo in and of itself is a distraction, pulling your focus away from driving, even momentarily. It also somewhat limits where and how you hold your steering wheel and could possibly obstruct airbag deployment.  There’s a similar product called Navdy set to launch soon. Spun as a kind of “Google Glass for your car,” it’s a heads-up display that allows drivers to obtain directions and receive notifications on a dashboard-mounted transparent screen. Pre-ordering the unit will set you back $299.RayGo is significantly cheaper at only $55 per device. The gadget, available for pre-order on Indiegogo right now, already surpassed its $30,000 funding goal on the popular crowdfunding platform with 13 days to go. Shipping is slated to start this October. For an amusing and alarming look at how it works, check out the promo video below:For a more detailed RayGo test-drive, watch this demo:Related: 5 Antidotes for Chronic Digital Distraction May 4, 2015 3 min readcenter_img Hear from Polar Explorers, ultra marathoners, authors, artists and a range of other unique personalities to better understand the traits that make excellence possible. Listen Nowlast_img read more

Why BigName Investors Like Mark Cuban Are Disrupting the Legal Profession

first_imgOctober 30, 2018 This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Enroll Now for Free It does not seem an obvious or exciting industry for big-name investors. But, some of the most famous entrepreneurs — now including billionaire Mark Cuban — are putting their money into disrupting the legal profession.Related: 10 Things Mark Cuban Says to Do With Your MoneyWhether it is automating tasks, fighting parking tickets or giving consumers better access to justice, legaltech companies are close to raising $1 billion in funding in 2018, in contrast to $233 million in 2017.The cash flowing to the industry is hitting new heights, but the profile of entrepreneurs backing transformation in the $600-billion legal industry is also growing. Mavericks owner and Shark Tank investor Cuban revealed to me he made an investment (he would not disclose the amount) in a so-called access to justice technology company. Paladin, which streamlines pro bono management, recently partnered with Dentons — the largest law firm in the world by headcount — to help users discover pro bono opportunities without having to seek them out themselves. The need for technology to help solve legal problems was highlighted in one report that found that 86 percent of civil legal problems among low-income Americans fail to achieve adequate legal redress.In this vein, Cuban’s investment in Paladin is designed to streamline pro bono management providing legal help for millions that will not otherwise have access to justice.Cuban told me in an email: “What impressed me about Paladin’s team is that they’re applying a business framework to an important social problem. With Paladin, lawyers can work on issues they’re passionate about and teams can leverage pro bono to build their businesses. It’s an important mission that I’m proud to be part of.”Related: What Mark Cuban Learned From His 6 Biggest FailuresEndorsement from high-profile investors is causing waves in an industry that has previously shunned the limelight, and innovation. This attitude has helped propagate inefficient and costly ways of working. Suddenly, lawyers are watching legal tech companies raise investment like the leading startups of Silicon Valley.In another landmark investment, Justin Kan, co-founder of livestreaming service Twitch, raised $65 million earlier this year for his year-old legal startup Atrium. The company uses a team of lawyers, engineers and business operations experts to supply companies with their legal needs in a more predictable and cost-efficient way.Discussing the need for investment to break new boundaries in getting legal deals done faster, he told Forbes: “This was a problem I’d seen in my own experiences, where all these parts around legal were like a blocker to what I wanted to do, and the legal bills felt like Russian roulette. It’s almost like a tax you have as a business owner. That’s why I wanted to attack this problem.”In particular, there has been an increase in investment as the number of legal AI companies has increased by 65 percent in the past year. Investment in legal AI companies in 2018 has already reached $355 million — with cash earmarked to boost capabilities and meet a growing demand among legal professionals to do high-volume and mundane legal work faster and more accurately.Related: 10 Lawyers-Turned-Entrepreneurs Creating a Revolution in LawThis has attracted high-profile investors including tech billionaire Mike Lynch, an investor in Luminance, a startup that uses artificial technology to aid law firms with the complex process of due diligence for mergers and acquisitions. Best known for starting Autonomy, sold to Hewlett-Packard in an $11 billion deal, Lynch told Business Insider that the use of artificial intelligence in the legal field “is like seeing a steam engine for the first time. What this is is probably an example of what’s going to be changing a lot of things. If you can get machine technology to be reading contracts, it’s going to be changing a lot of the world around us … you’re seeing the beginning of a new age.”Eden Shochat, a partner at Aleph VC whose portfolio includes co-working giant WeWork, website builder Wix, and insurance tech leader Lemonade, recently invested in LawGeex (the company I work for), which uses AI to end the bottleneck of getting business deals being signed.However, as he points out in a recent Medium blog — in a point echoed by other investors in legal — there is still a long way to go for the profession to catch up with other industries. Shochat says, “If you compare the legal industry to the tech investments made by the financial industry, you will understand the vast opportunity. JPMorgan’s 2017 revenue was $94 billion, and they spent an astounding $9.5 billion on technology. That is more than 10 percent of their revenue and over 10 times more spend on tech than the legal industry.”In another example of the game-changing nature of such technology, Joshua Browder’s DoNotPay legal bot gained $1.1 million in seed funding, led by one of the most important venture capital firms in the world, Andreessen Horowitz. Originally begun as a parking ticket appeal site, this cash has allowed the company to recently launch an iOS app which advertises that it can be used to “sue anyone by pressing a button.” It is focused on empowering individuals to sue corporations using technology to strip away complex bureaucracy.For the entrepreneurs, having the backing of big-name investors is sending an important signal to the profession that change is on the way. Kristen Sonday, co-founder of Paladin, told me in an email, “While a challenge initially, we’re grateful to have found incredible investors who are passionate about Paladin’s mission to increase access to justice. Thankfully, impact investing in the space is becoming more prevalent, but being on the frontier is never easy.” Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 5 min readlast_img read more

Woman posts transphobic poll – internet responds in best way possible

first_imgTransphobe kicked out of UK Labour women’s Christmas party for targeting trans teen GAYSTARNEWS- When a trans-exclusionary, so-called feminist, posted a poll with a transphobic and leading question – she was expecting her followers to deliver a decisive answer.But the internet gave the opposite answer to what she was hoping for. Venice Allan, who runs the ‘@DrRadFem’ twitter account posted a poll asking:‘Are ‘transwomen’ men?’Allan confirmed her opinion to Gay Star News was ‘Yes they are’ – by simply sending this image:‘Trans Women Are Men’ | Photo: Venice AllanBut, the internet disagrees.A staggering 17 thousand people voted in the poll. A decisive 79% disagreed, saying ‘no.’ Justifying their vote with comments like:‘The word woman is in the title so how are they men?’ and ‘trans women are women.’Though the majority disagreed with Allan, she is pleased it had so many votes – telling GSN:‘The poll was about raising awareness about proposals to update the Gender Recognition Act and how this affects women’s rights and safety.’Allan would like to see a UK law that protects gender recognition removed. The Gender Recognition Act allows trans people’s chosen gender to be recognized.‘Of course, the poll attracted a fair amount of teasing from trans activists but, I like a bit of online banter, as long as nobody is abusive.’However, Matthew Hodson the Exec Director of National Aids Map who voted in the poll, believes it was harmful.‘Debating whether an individual has the right to identify their own gender, while trans peoples are losing their lives, through violence, depression or self-harm, is an indulgence we cannot afford,’ he tells GSN. ‘I believe we need to focus our attention on how we can support trans people. It’s time to end the epidemic of hatred that they face.’Reflecting on the poll by Allan, the trans campaigner Jane Fae adds:‘Despite an absolutely relentless campaign in some of the biggest newspapers in the county, progressive opinion solidly supportive of the trans community. Therefore, this poll demonstrates how out of touch, people like Venice Allen are.’Trans positive blogger, Mimmymum agrees: ‘It’s wonderfully ironic that the vast majority of people who voted in this poll, recognize trans women as women. Hopefully, this finally puts to rest the need to ‘debate’ the validity of trans people’s identities.Venice Allan’s ‘transphobic’ viewsAllan has also repeatedly voiced transphobic opinions online. However, she does not recognize accusations of transphobia.‘I always thought it was a fear and hatred of trans folk, which I definitely don’t have. I have always accepted trans women as honorary women on a case by case basis.’However, she also described transphobia as ‘total BS’ and called trans women who don’t pass ‘ridiculous.’Most recently she has been kicked out of the Labour party pending an investigation into ‘bullying and harassment.’ Announcing the ban on her own Twitter she said:‘If stating that males are men means that Labour doesn’t want me, quite frankly I hope they chuck me out.’It comes just months after her removal from a UK political party event for making young trans politician Lily Madigan ‘feel unsafe.’British Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn stepped into the debate this week too. He made supportive remarks about people’s right to self-identify their gender.Speaking on the Andrew Marr show he said, ‘the position of the party is that where you self-identify as a woman, you are treated as a woman.’Read more from Gay Star News:This is what Jeremy Corbyn has to say about people self-identifying their gendercenter_img eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… How I’m fighting the feminists who are crowdfunding money for transphobiaTrans author: ‘A lot of gay men are gay men as a consolation prize because they couldn’t be women’This app is helping LGBTI people get to voting centers in TennesseeRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/woman-posts-transphobic-poll-internet-responds-best-way-possible/last_img read more

VIDEO Y90 Embolization of Liver Cancer at Henry Ford Hospital

first_img Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos Information Technology | April 15, 2019 itnTV “Conversations”: Vital Images Helps Build Infrastructure for the Future Vital Images has developed a strategy that allows its customers to capture revenues that are otherwise missed while building the infrastructure for the future. In an interview with itnTV, Vital Images executives Larry Sitka and Geoffrey Clemmons describe how the company has reconciled this vision of the future with near-term realities. 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 Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2019 meeting in July. The system was pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval at AHRA, but received FDA 510(k) clearance in early August 2019.The system features a 33-inch aperture, large enough to place a wheelchair inside. It can be rotated 90 degrees in either direction and the deck can be parked in any position, making it easier for patients to get on and off the 660-pound weight table. The FluoroSpeed X1 offers controls that are ergonomic for technologists, with duplicate controls on each side for either a left- or right-handed tech. The machine also has a large aperture to allow swallow studies.The FluoroSpeed X1 comes equipped with a 17 x 17-inch dynamic digital X-ray detector (FPD) in the table bucky, allowing it to both be used for fluoroscopy as well as radiographic exams.Read more about the FluoroSpeed X1:Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., FACC, assistant professor of medicine and radiology, associate program director, advanced cardiac imaging fellowship, University of Utah, explains what radiologists and cardiologists need to know what is needed from CT imaging prior to ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation (AF) and ventricular fibrillation (VF). He spoke at a joint session of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the 2019 SCCT meeting.  Related Articles on Y-90 Radiotherapy:Current Advances in Targeted Radionuclide TherapyA Look Ahead in Targeted Radionuclide TherapyRadioactive Bead Therapy Now Used for Head, Neck TumorsNCCN Guidelines Recommend Y-90 Microspheres for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Treatment Enterprise Imaging | March 27, 2019 VIDEO: GE Healthcare’s CCA Analytics Provides Governance for Enterprise Imaging GE Healthcare Centricity Clinical Archive (CCA) Analytics, shown at RSNA 2018, works directly with the vendor neutral archive (VNA), allowing users to evaluate clinical, financial and operational processes across the healthcare system. The analytics solution shows how all of the different components of the archive and all of the imaging sources — departments, facilities and modalities — are working across the enterprise. Related GE Edison Platform Content:VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence – GE Builds AI Applications on Edison PlatformGE Healthcare Unveils New Applications and Smart Devices Built on Edison Platform Related Artificial Intelligence ContentTechnology Report: Artificial Intelligence 2017VIDEO: RSNA Post-game Report on Artificial IntelligenceVIDEO: AI in Tumor Diagnostics, Treatment and Follow-upVIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Help Reduce Gadolinium Dose in MRIVIDEO: AI, Analytics and Informatics: The Future is Here Find more news and videos from AAPM. Clinical Decision Support | June 29, 2017 VIDEO: Clinical Decision Support Requirements for Cardiac Imaging Rami Doukky, M.D., system chair, Division of Cardiology, professor of medicine, Cook County Health and Hospitals System, Chicago, discusses the new CMS requirements for clinical decision support (CDS) appropriate use criteria (AUC) documentation in cardiac imaging starting on Jan. 1, 2018. He spoke at the 2017 American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) Today meeting. Read the article “CMS to Require Appropriate Use Criteria Documentation for Medical Imaging Orders.” CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) scanner on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting in July. It is aimed at cardiology office based imaging and was released this past spring at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.The system has removable tablets on each side of the scanner where the tech can adjust the machine, review scout scans and trigger the scanner. The idea is to improve workflow and allow the tech to remain at the bedside longer to be with the patient, rather tucked away in a remote control room using an intercom.The entire system is built into the gantry seen here, so there is no need for extra equipment in a closet, cabinet or server tower.It comes in a 128 slice configuration with 4 cm of anatomical coverage per rotation.It uses the Stellar detector and tin filtration to eliminate low energy photons and help lower dose. It can be programmed to aid workflow by automatically removing bone, create cured planar reconstructions, lung CAD and other post-processing features so more time can be spent on reading scans. The scanner also comes with a HeartFlow FFR-CT starter pack.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McCollough, Ph.D., director of the Mayo Clinic CT Clinical Innovation Center, professor of medical physics and biomedical engineering and the 2019 president of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), shares her insights on the latest advances in computed tomography (CT) imaging technology. She spoke at the 2019 AAPM meeting. She also did an interview at AAPM on her president’s theme for the 2019 meeting – VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care.Find more news and videos from AAPM. Enterprise Imaging | July 09, 2019 VIDEO: Building the Right Team for Enterprise Imaging Success — Part 2 ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with Don Dennison, healthcare IT consultant and Chris Roth, M.D., associate professor of radiology, vice chair, information technology and clinical informatics, and director of imaging informatics strategy at Duke University Medical Center, about how to find the right people to deploy a successful enterprise imaging strategy.Watch part 1 of the interview at the 2019 Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) conference. Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., FACC, assistant professor of medicine and radiology, associate program director, advanced cardiac imaging fellowship, University of Utah, explains what radiologists and cardiologists need to know what is needed from CT imaging prior to ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation (AF) and ventricular fibrillation (VF). He spoke at a joint session of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the 2019 SCCT meeting.  Brachytherapy Systems | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: New Alpha Emitter Brachytherapy Seeds in Development Lior Arazi, Ph.D., assistant professor at Ben-Gurion University, Israel, explains the potential benefits of a new Radium-224 brachytherapy seed technology he is helping develop. The technology uses high-dose alpha particles to kill cancer cells, but has a very short tissue penetration, so it can be placed very close to critical structures without causing collateral damage to healthy tissue. He discussed this technology in sessions at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Related CT Calcium Scorining Content:VIDEO: New Cholesterol Guidelines Support CT Calcium Scoring for Risk Assessment — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D.CT Calcium Scoring Becoming a Key Risk Factor AssessmentACC and AHA Release Updated Cholesterol Guidelines for 2018VIDEO: CT Calcium Scoring to Screen For Who Should Take Statins — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D. Find more SCCT news and videos Sponsored Videos View all 142 items Related CT Technology Content:New CT Technology Entering the MarketVIDEO: Advances in Cardiac CT Imaging — Interview with David Bluemke, M.D.Expanding Applications for Computed TomographyVIDEO: Overview of Cardiac CT Trends and 2019 SCCT Meeting Highlights —Interview with Ron Blankstein, M.D., directVIDEO: 10 Tips to Improve Cardiac CT Imaging — Interview with Quynh Truong, M.D.FFR-CT: Is It Radiology or Cardiology?VIDEO: ITN Editor’s Choice of the Most Innovative New Technology at RSNA 2018VIDEO: Using Advanced CT to Enhance Radiation Therapy Planning — Interview with Carri Glide-Hurst, Ph.D.VIDEO: Tips and Tricks to Aid Cardiac CT Technologist WorkflowManaging CT Radiation DoseVIDEO: ITN Editor’s Choice of Most Innovative New Cardiac CT Technology at SCCT 2017New Developments in Cardiovascular Computed Tomography at SCCT 2017VIDEO: Role of Cardiac CT in Value-based Medicine — Leslee Shaw, Ph.D.Advances in Cardiac Imaging Technologies at RSNA 2017VIDEO: The Future of Cardiac CT in the Next Decade — Interview with Leslee Shaw, Ph.D.VIDEO: What to Consider When Comparing 64-slice to Higher Slice CT Systems — Interview with Claudio Smuclovisky, M.D.  Artificial Intelligence | July 12, 2019 VIDEO: The Economics of Artificial Intelligence Khan Siddiqui, M.D., founder and CEO of HOPPR, discusses the economic advantages and costs presented by artificial intelligence (AI) applications in radiology, as well as potential strategies for healthcare providers looking to add AI to their armamentarium, at the 2019 Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting. Enterprise Imaging | April 26, 2019 VIDEO: A Transformative Approach to Reducing Cost and Complexity at CarolinaEast Health System CarolinaEast Health System, an award-winning health system in New Bern, N.C., was one of the first to collaborate with Philips to implement IntelliSpace Enterprise Edition, a comprehensive managed service. Watch the video to see how we collaborated together to streamline workflows and improve interoperability for better care.Watch the related editorial interview VIDEO: Streamlining PACS Administration — Interview with Mike Ciancio, imaging systems administrator at CarolinaEast Health System. Cardio-oncology | March 22, 2019 VIDEO: Characterization of Cardiac Structural Changes and Function Following Radiation Therapy Magid Awadalla, MBBS, is an advanced cardiac imaging research fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has been involved in an imaging study of cardiac changes from photon radiotherapy in breast cancer patients using serial cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The radiotherapy beams used to treat breast cancer pass close to the neighboring heart, which can cause cardiac cell damage leading to issues like heart failure later on. He spoke on the topic of cardio-oncology at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2019 meeting. Conference Coverage View all 396 items FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Nuclear Imaging | August 24, 2017 VIDEO: PET vs. SPECT in Nuclear Cardiology and Recent Advances in Technology Prem Soman, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at the Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh, and president-elect of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), explained advances in PET and SPECT imaging and the learning curve involved in reading scans from the new CZT SPECT cameras. Watch the VIDEO: Trends in Nuclear Cardiology Imaging, an iknterview with David Wolinsky, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at Cleveland Clinic Florida. Read the related article “Advances in Cardiac Nuclear Imaging.” Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes Nate Bachman, graduate research assistant in the Human Cardiovascular Physiology Lab of the Dept. of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University, describes how he and fellow researchers used multiple types of cardiac imaging to evaluate the health of athletes who compete in endurance events lasting six hours or more, and what the results may suggest for future screening.Watch the VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019, an interview with AHRA President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA. Related Enterprise Imaging Content:RSNA Technology Report 2017: Enterprise ImagingVIDEO: Building An Effective Enterprise Imaging StrategyFive Steps for Better Diagnostic Image ManagementVIDEO: Enterprise Imaging and the Digital Imaging Adoption ModelEnterprise Imaging to Account for 27 Percent of Imaging MarketVIDEO: Defining Enterprise Imaging — The HIMSS-SIIM Enterprise Imaging WorkgroupVIDEO: How to Build An Enterprise Imaging System Enterprise Imaging | January 14, 2019 Technology Report: Enterprise Imaging 2018 In Enterprise Imaging 2018: Balancing Strategy and Technology in Enterprise Imaging, ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of enterprise imaging advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2018 annual meeting. Radiation Oncology | May 13, 2019 Patient-first Innovations from Accuray at ASTRO 2018 At ASTRO 2018, Accuray showcased new patient-first innovations, including motion synchronization on Radixact, and the new CK VoLO, a fast optimizer on the CyberKnife system. Andrew Delao, senior director of marketing for Accuray, highlights the new features. Technology Reports | April 01, 2018 Technology Report: Artificial Intelligence 2017 ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of artificial intelligence advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2017 annual meeting.  AI was by far the hottest topic in sessions and on the expo floor at RSNA 2017. Here are links to related deep learning, machine learning coverage:Why AI By Any Name Is Sweet For RadiologyValue in Radiology Takes on Added Depth at RSNA 2017VIDEO: Key Imaging Technology Trends at RSNA 2017VIDEO: Deep Learning is Key Technology Trend at RSNA 2017VIDEO: Machine Learning and the Future of RadiologyVIDEO: Expanding Role for Artificial Intelligence in Medical ImagingHow Artificial Intelligence Will Change Medical Imaging Related Articles on Y-90 Radiotherapy:Current Advances in Targeted Radionuclide TherapyA Look Ahead in Targeted Radionuclide TherapyRadioactive Bead Therapy Now Used for Head, Neck TumorsNCCN Guidelines Recommend Y-90 Microspheres for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Treatment Find more news and videos from AAPM. Related CT Calcium Scorining Content:VIDEO: New Cholesterol Guidelines Support CT Calcium Scoring for Risk Assessment — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D.CT Calcium Scoring Becoming a Key Risk Factor AssessmentACC and AHA Release Updated Cholesterol Guidelines for 2018VIDEO: CT Calcium Scoring to Screen For Who Should Take Statins — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D. Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA, discuss some of the most important clinical topics at the 2019 AHRA Annual Meeting and how the association plans to help its members embrace technological change in the coming years. Among the main focuses at the meeting were clinical decision support (CDS), artificial intelligence (AI) and the use of data analytics to improve equipment and personnel performance. Watch the VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes, an interview with Colorado State University graduate research assistant Nate Bachman at AHRA 2019. Computed Tomography (CT) | January 08, 2016 RSNA Technology Report 2015: Computed Tomography Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of computed tomography (CT) advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2015. The video includes Freiherr during his booth tours with some of the key vendors who were featuring new technology. Radiation Oncology | July 22, 2019 VIDEO: Use of a Fully Self-contained Brain Radiotherapy System Stephen Sorensen, Ph.D., DABR, chief of medical physics, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona, explains the first commercial use of the Zap-X stereotactic radio surgery (SRS) brain radiotherapy system. The system uses a capsule-like shield to surround the gantry and patient, eliminating the need for expensive room build outs requiring vaults. The goal of the system is to expand SRS brain therapy by making it easier and less expensive to acquire the treatment system. Sorensen spoke about this system in sessions at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos Find more SCCT news and videos Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA, discuss some of the most important clinical topics at the 2019 AHRA Annual Meeting and how the association plans to help its members embrace technological change in the coming years. Among the main focuses at the meeting were clinical decision support (CDS), artificial intelligence (AI) and the use of data analytics to improve equipment and personnel performance. Watch the VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes, an interview with Colorado State University graduate research assistant Nate Bachman at AHRA 2019. CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) scanner on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting in July. It is aimed at cardiology office based imaging and was released this past spring at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.The system has removable tablets on each side of the scanner where the tech can adjust the machine, review scout scans and trigger the scanner. The idea is to improve workflow and allow the tech to remain at the bedside longer to be with the patient, rather tucked away in a remote control room using an intercom.The entire system is built into the gantry seen here, so there is no need for extra equipment in a closet, cabinet or server tower.It comes in a 128 slice configuration with 4 cm of anatomical coverage per rotation.It uses the Stellar detector and tin filtration to eliminate low energy photons and help lower dose. It can be programmed to aid workflow by automatically removing bone, create cured planar reconstructions, lung CAD and other post-processing features so more time can be spent on reading scans. The scanner also comes with a HeartFlow FFR-CT starter pack.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Digital Radiography (DR) | October 05, 2016 Technology Report: Digital Radiography Systems Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of digital radiography (DR) advances at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2016 meeting. Read the article “The Coming Push for DR.”  Watch a technology report sidebar video on new DR Systems technology. 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 Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2019 meeting in July. The system was pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval at AHRA, but received FDA 510(k) clearance in early August 2019.The system features a 33-inch aperture, large enough to place a wheelchair inside. It can be rotated 90 degrees in either direction and the deck can be parked in any position, making it easier for patients to get on and off the 660-pound weight table. The FluoroSpeed X1 offers controls that are ergonomic for technologists, with duplicate controls on each side for either a left- or right-handed tech. The machine also has a large aperture to allow swallow studies.The FluoroSpeed X1 comes equipped with a 17 x 17-inch dynamic digital X-ray detector (FPD) in the table bucky, allowing it to both be used for fluoroscopy as well as radiographic exams.Read more about the FluoroSpeed X1:Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Radiology Business | May 03, 2017 VIDEO: MACRA’s Impact on Cardiology Kim A. Williams, Sr., M.D., chief of cardiology at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago and former president of both the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), explains the impact of healthcare reform on cardiology and specifically on nuclear perfusion imaging.  CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. It was designed specifically for cardiac imaging and so has a very compact footprint so it can be used in an office setting or small room. It offers a fast gantry rotation speed to freeze cardiac motion and has large enough anatomical coverage to view the scan the entire heart in one rotation.One of these systems was recently installed at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, where they have an extensive structural heart program. Read more about this intall.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Enterprise Imaging | July 08, 2019 VIDEO: Building the Right Team for Enterprise Imaging Success — Part 1 ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with Don Dennison, healthcare IT consultant and Chris Roth, M.D., associate professor of radiology, vice chair, information technology and clinical informatics, and director of imaging informatics strategy at Duke University Medical Center, about how to find the right people to deploy a successful enterprise imaging strategy. Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes Nate Bachman, graduate research assistant in the Human Cardiovascular Physiology Lab of the Dept. of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University, describes how he and fellow researchers used multiple types of cardiac imaging to evaluate the health of athletes who compete in endurance events lasting six hours or more, and what the results may suggest for future screening.Watch the VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019, an interview with AHRA President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA. Find more SCCT news and videos Information Technology View all 220 items Technology Reports View all 9 items CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. It was designed specifically for cardiac imaging and so has a very compact footprint so it can be used in an office setting or small room. It offers a fast gantry rotation speed to freeze cardiac motion and has large enough anatomical coverage to view the scan the entire heart in one rotation.One of these systems was recently installed at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, where they have an extensive structural heart program. Read more about this intall.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Assist in Pediatric Imaging Sudhen Desai, M.D., FSIR, interventional radiologist at Texas Children’s Hospital, editor of IR Quarterly for the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) and on the Board of Directors for the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs, explained how artificial intelligence (AI) can assist in pediatric imaging and the pitfalls of training AI systems. He spoke at the 2019 Radiology AIMed conference. Deep learning algorithms require large amounts of patient case data to train the systems to read medical images automatically without human intervention. However, in pediatrics, there are often much lower numbers of normal and abnormal scans that can be used compared to vast amounts of adult exams available. This makes it difficult to train systems, so AI developers are coming up with innovative new ways to train their software. Compounding issues with training pediatric imaging AI is that the normal ranges change very quickly for young children due to their rapid development. He explained what is normal for a 2-year-old may not be normal for a 5-year-old.Desai and other pediatric physicians who spoke at the conference said AI could have a big impact on pediatric imaging where there are not enough specialists for the increasing image volumes. Radiation Therapy | December 06, 2018 Technology Report: Patient-centered Care in Radiation Therapy Radiation therapy has become increasingly effective and safe as vendors continue to innovate technologies that benefit the patient. At ASTRO 2018, this patient-centric approach was exemplified and demonstrated not only in ways that match treatments to patients, but in how technologies can adjust to patient movement and anatomical changes, and to increase the precision of treatments. ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr showcases several new technologies that are helping to advance this field.For additional patient-centered care coverage, see:Conversations with Greg Freiherr: The Accuray PhilosophyASTRO Puts Patients First Radiation Oncology View all 91 items Related GE Edison Platform Content:GE Healthcare Unveils New Applications and Smart Devices Built on Edison PlatformVIDEO: itnTV Conversations — What is Edison? 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RSNA | April 03, 2019 VIDEO: Editor’s Choice of the Most Innovative New Technology at RSNA 2018 ITN Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the most interesting new medical imaging technologies displayed on the expo floor at the 2018 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting. The video includes new technologies for fetal ultrasound, CT, MRI, mobile DR X-ray, a new generation of fluoroscopy systems, MRI contrast mapping to better identify tumors, and a new technique to create moving X-ray images from standard DR imaging.Watch the related VIDEO: Editor’s Choice of the Most Innovative New Artificial Intelligence Technologies at RSNA 2018. This inlcudes a tour of some of the recently FDA-cleared AI technologies for medical imaging at RSNA 2018.  Radiation Therapy | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Creating a Low-cost Radiotherapy System for the Developing World Paul Liu, Ph.D., post-doctoral research associate, Image X Institute at the University of Sydney, Australia, explains how his center is working on a low-cost radiation therapy system for the developing world. The Nano-X system will use a fixed linac gantry and rotate the patient around the beam. This would lighten the weight of the system, reduce the need for room shielding, and cut the number iof moving parts to lower costs and ease maintanence. Liu spoke about the project in sessions at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Find more news and videos from AAPM. AAPM | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care Cynthia McCollough, Ph.D., director of the Mayo Clinic Computed Tomography (CT) Clinical Innovation Center, professor of medical physics and biomedical engineering, and the 2019 president of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), explains the “building bridges” theme of the 2019 AAPM meeting. This theme was the focus of her president’s address at the 2019 AAPM meeting. She spoke on the theme of diversity and how to break down the barriers between various minorities, male-female, religion, national origin, etc. She gave many photo examples of how we pigeon hole people into neat categories and that we often say we have equally in society, however her images showed recent images of big political summits where there are no women present, or they were the secretaries in the background. She said in medical practice, department administration and collaboration on projects, people need to be cognoscente of bias they have engrained by culture for which they may not even be aware.She showed a slide of the AAPM membership makeup by generation and said members need to keep in mind the way each generation thinks and communicates varies by their generation’s life experience and upbringing. McCollough said understanding these differences can help bridge perceived gaps in communication. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Artificial Intelligence | April 02, 2019 itnTV “Conversations:” What is Edison? At RSNA 2018, GE Healthcare formally presented Edison as the company’s new applications platform, designed to speed the delivery of precision care.  Interventional Radiology | June 26, 2019 VIDEO: How Alexa Might Help During Interventional Radiology Procedures Kevin Seals, M.D., University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Health, interventional radiology fellow, is working on a research project using smart speakers such as the Amazon Echo and Google Home to create a new method for accessing information on device technologies in real time in the interventional radiology (IR) lab. Operators can use the conversational voice interface to retrieve information without breaking sterile scrub. The technology uses using natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning to rapidly provide information about device sizing and compatibility in IR.Seals spoke at the 2019 Radiology AIMed conference in Chicago in June. CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) scanner on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting in July. It is aimed at cardiology office based imaging and was released this past spring at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.The system has removable tablets on each side of the scanner where the tech can adjust the machine, review scout scans and trigger the scanner. The idea is to improve workflow and allow the tech to remain at the bedside longer to be with the patient, rather tucked away in a remote control room using an intercom.The entire system is built into the gantry seen here, so there is no need for extra equipment in a closet, cabinet or server tower.It comes in a 128 slice configuration with 4 cm of anatomical coverage per rotation.It uses the Stellar detector and tin filtration to eliminate low energy photons and help lower dose. It can be programmed to aid workflow by automatically removing bone, create cured planar reconstructions, lung CAD and other post-processing features so more time can be spent on reading scans. The scanner also comes with a HeartFlow FFR-CT starter pack.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Nuclear Imaging | April 28, 2017 VIDEO: Trends in Nuclear Cardiology Imaging David Wolinsky, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at Cleveland Clinic Florida and past-president of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), discusses advancements in nuclear imaging and some of the issues facing the subspecialty. Artificial Intelligence | July 22, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Machine Learning to Automate Radiotherapy Treatment Planning Leigh Conroy, Ph.D., physics resident, University Health Network, Princess Margaret Cancer Center, Toronto, Canada, explains how her center is using machine learning to automate treatment plans. The center is one of the first to use the RayStation machine learning treatment planning system for radiation oncology. She spoke at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Radiology Imaging View all 288 items Artificial Intelligence | March 28, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence – GE Builds AI Applications on Edison Platform GE launched a new brand that covers artificial intelligence (AI) at the Radiological Socoety of North American (RSNA) 2018 meeting. The company showed several works-in-progress, including a critical care suite of algorithms and experimental applications for brain MR. Each is being built on GE’s Edison Platform. Videos | Interventional Radiology | October 19, 2018 VIDEO: Y90 Embolization of Liver Cancer at Henry Ford Hospital Artificial Intelligence | March 13, 2019 VIDEO: How iCad Uses AI to Speed Breast Tomosynthesis At RSNA 2018, iCad showed how its ProFound AI for digital breast tomosynthesis technology might help in the interpretation of tomosynthesis exams. Rodney Hawkins, vice president of marketing for iCad, discusses how this technology can better help detect the cancer.Related content:Artificial Intelligence 2018: What Radiologists Need to Know About AIRSNA 2018 Sunday – Improving, Not Replacing Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. It was designed specifically for cardiac imaging and so has a very compact footprint so it can be used in an office setting or small room. It offers a fast gantry rotation speed to freeze cardiac motion and has large enough anatomical coverage to view the scan the entire heart in one rotation.One of these systems was recently installed at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, where they have an extensive structural heart program. Read more about this intall.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Find more SCCT news and videos Nuclear Imaging | August 24, 2017 VIDEO: Implementing CZT SPECT Cardiac Protocols to Reduce Radiation Dose Randy Thompson, M.D., attending cardiologist, St. Luke’s Mid-America Heart Institute, Kansas City, explains protocols and what to consider when working with the newer generation CZT-SPECT camera systems for nuclear cardiology. He spoke during the 2017 American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) Today technology update meeting. Watch the related VIDEO “PET vs. SPECT in Nuclear Cardiology and Recent Advances in Technology.” Read the related articles “Managing Dose in PET and SPECT Myocardial Perfusion Imaging,”  and “Advances in Cardiac Nuclear Imaging.” Related content:Atrium Health Debuts Amazon Alexa Skill to Help Patients Access Medical CareSmart Speaker Technology Harnessed for Hospital Medical Treatments 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 Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2019 meeting in July. The system was pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval at AHRA, but received FDA 510(k) clearance in early August 2019.The system features a 33-inch aperture, large enough to place a wheelchair inside. It can be rotated 90 degrees in either direction and the deck can be parked in any position, making it easier for patients to get on and off the 660-pound weight table. The FluoroSpeed X1 offers controls that are ergonomic for technologists, with duplicate controls on each side for either a left- or right-handed tech. The machine also has a large aperture to allow swallow studies.The FluoroSpeed X1 comes equipped with a 17 x 17-inch dynamic digital X-ray detector (FPD) in the table bucky, allowing it to both be used for fluoroscopy as well as radiographic exams.Read more about the FluoroSpeed X1:Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Find more SCCT news and videos Artificial Intelligence | January 15, 2019 Technology Report: Artificial Intelligence 2018 In Artificial Intelligence 2018: What Radiologists Need to Know About AI, ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of artificial intelligence (AI) advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2018 annual meeting. Digital Radiography (DR) | October 05, 2016 Agfa Highlights its DR Solutions Agfa highlights how its digital radiography (DR) systems capture analytics data to help improve management of the radiology department, show ROI on DR investments, and explains how its image processing software works.  Read the article “The Coming Push for DR.”  Watch the video “Technology Report: DR Systems.” Radiation Therapy | February 21, 2019 VIDEO: Whole Versus Partial Radiotherapy for Breast Cancer ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with Christy Kesslering, M.D., medical director of radiation oncology at the Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center, about the different radiation therapy options for breast cancer patients offered at the center.Watch the VIDEOs Advancements in Radiation Therapy for Brain Cancer and Multidisciplinary Treatment of Brain Tumors with Vinai Gondi, M.D., director of research and CNS neuro-oncology at the Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center.Additional videos and coverage of Northwestern Medicine Find more SCCT news and videos Scott Schwartz, M.D., interventional radiologist and program director for IR residencies and the vascular and interventional radiology fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital, explains how the department uses Yttrium-90 (Y90) embolization therapy to treat liver cancer.Find more content on Henry Ford Hospital SPECT-CT | December 12, 2018 VIDEO: Walk Around of the Veriton SPECT-CT System This is a walk around of the new Spectrum Dynamics Veriton SPECT-CT nuclear imaging system introduced at the 2018 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting. This is a walk around of an innovative new SPECT-CT nuclear imaging system shown at the Radiological Society Of North America (RSNA) 2018 meeting this week. It’s CT system with comes in 16, 64 or 128 slice configurations. It has 12 SPECT detector robotic arms that automatically move toward the patient and use a sensor to stop a few millimeters from the skin to optimize photon counts and SPECT image quality. It also uses more sensitive CZT digital detectors, which allows either faster scan times, or use of only half the radiotracer dose of analog detector scans.Read the article “Nuclear Imaging Moves Toward Digital Detector Technology.” Read the article “Spectrum Dynamics Sues GE for Theft, Misappropriation of Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition.” Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes Nate Bachman, graduate research assistant in the Human Cardiovascular Physiology Lab of the Dept. of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University, describes how he and fellow researchers used multiple types of cardiac imaging to evaluate the health of athletes who compete in endurance events lasting six hours or more, and what the results may suggest for future screening.Watch the VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019, an interview with AHRA President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA. Nuclear Imaging | March 22, 2019 VIDEO: Utilization of PET For Evaluation of Cardiac Sarcoidosis Raza Alvi, M.D., a research fellow in radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, has been involved in a study of a positron-emission tomography (PET) FDG radiotracer agent to image sarcoidosis. The inflammatory disease affects multiple organs and usually include abnormal masses or nodules (granulomas) consisting of inflamed tissues that can form in the heart. Alvi presented on this topic at American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2019 meeting.  Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the name-sake of the Agatston score used in CT calcium scoring. He explains the history of the scoring system from the early 1990s and the evolution of CT technology for cardiac imaging. The latest American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 cholesterol guidelines now include the use of CT calcium scoring, which was a big topic at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | January 08, 2016 RSNA Technology Report 2015: MRI Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2015. Below is related MRI content:RSNA Technology Report 2015: Magnetic Resonance ImagingRecent Advances in MRI TechnologySoftware Advances in MRI TechnologyAdvances in Cardiac Imaging at RSNA 2016Recent Trends and Developments in Contrast MediaComparison Chart: MRI Wide Bore Systems (chart access will require a login, but is free and only takes a minute to register)Comparison Chart: MRI Contrast Agents(chart access will require a login, but is free and only takes a minute to register)Comparison Chart: Cardiovascular MRI Analysis Software(chart access will require a login, but is free and only takes a minute to register) Women’s Health View all 62 items Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos Breast Imaging | April 18, 2019 VIDEO: Age, Interval and Other Considerations for Breast Screening In a keynote lecture at the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI)/American College of Radiology (ACR) 2019 Symposium, Diana Miglioretti, Ph.D., dean’s professor of biostatistics at UC Davis Health, discussed risk-stratified breast cancer screening and its potential to improve the balance of screening benefits to harms by tailoring screening intensity and modality to individual risk factors.Read the article “How Risk Stratification Might Affect Women’s Health”Read the article “FDA Proposes New Rules for Mammography Reporting and Quality Improvement”Watch the VIDEO: A Discussion on Proposed FDA Rules for Mammography Reporting Find more news and videos from AAPM. Mammography | April 15, 2019 VIDEO: A Discussion on Proposed FDA Rules for Mammography Reporting Wendie Berg, M.D., Ph.D., FACR, chief scientific advisor to DenseBreast-info.org and professor of radiology at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine/Magee-Women’s Hospital of UPMC, spoke with ITN Editorial Director Melinda Taschetta-Millane about some of the proposed amendments to the language being used for mammography reporting and quality improvement.Read the article “FDA Proposes New Rules for Mammography Reporting and Quality Improvement” AAPM | July 29, 2019 VIDEO: Efforts to Define the Roles of Medical Physicists and Assistants for Regulators Brent Parker, Ph.D., DABR, professor of radiation physics and medical physicist at MD Anderson Cancer Center, explains how the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) is creating guidelines to better define the roles of non-physicist assistants. He said there is a lack of state regulatory oversight for medical physicists or their assistants, partly because there are no guidelines from the medical societies. AAPM has created a series of policy statements to better define these the roles and requirements for all of these positions. Parker said the goal is to give state regulators the the definitions needed to create oversight guidelines. He spoke on this topic in sessions at the AAPM 2019 meeting. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the name-sake of the Agatston score used in CT calcium scoring. He explains the history of the scoring system from the early 1990s and the evolution of CT technology for cardiac imaging. The latest American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 cholesterol guidelines now include the use of CT calcium scoring, which was a big topic at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. 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Among the main focuses at the meeting were clinical decision support (CDS), artificial intelligence (AI) and the use of data analytics to improve equipment and personnel performance. Watch the VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes, an interview with Colorado State University graduate research assistant Nate Bachman at AHRA 2019. Digital Pathology | July 11, 2019 VIDEO: Integrating Digital Pathology With Radiology Toby Cornish, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor and medical director of informatics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, explains how the subspecialty of digital pathology has evolved in recent years, the benefits of integrating pathology and radiology, and how artificial intelligence (AI) may smooth the transition, at the 2019 Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting.  Advanced Visualization | April 01, 2019 VIDEO: The GE iCenter Looks Toward the Future of New Technologies GE Healthcare goes beyond core equipment maintenance to help clients solve some of their most important asset and clinical performance challenges through digital solutions. Recent Videos View all 606 items Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., FACC, assistant professor of medicine and radiology, associate program director, advanced cardiac imaging fellowship, University of Utah, explains what radiologists and cardiologists need to know what is needed from CT imaging prior to ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation (AF) and ventricular fibrillation (VF). He spoke at a joint session of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the 2019 SCCT meeting.  Artificial Intelligence | July 22, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Machine Learning to Automate Radiotherapy Treatment Planning Leigh Conroy, Ph.D., physics resident, University Health Network, Princess Margaret Cancer Center, Toronto, Canada, explains how her center is using machine learning to automate treatment plans. The center is one of the first to use the RayStation machine learning treatment planning system for radiation oncology. She spoke at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Molecular Imaging View all 22 items Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 4:40Loaded: 0.00%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -4:40 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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At the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI)/American College of Radiology (ACR) 2019 Symposium, Rasu Shrestha, M.D., MBA, chief strategy officer for Atrium Health, discusses his new role with Atrium, the hype cycle of artificial intelligence (AI) and the key elements of getting AI in radiology — and in healthcare — right.Read the article “Atrium Health Debuts Amazon Alexa Skill to Help Patients Access Medical Care”Listen to the podcast Is Artificial Intelligence The Doom of Radiology?, a discussion with Shrestha. Interventional Radiology | October 19, 2018 VIDEO: Y90 Embolization of Liver Cancer at Henry Ford Hospital Scott Schwartz, M.D., interventional radiologist and program director for IR residencies and the vascular and interventional radiology fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital, explains how the department uses Yttrium-90 (Y90) embolization therapy to treat liver cancer.Find more content on Henry Ford Hospital Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the name-sake of the Agatston score used in CT calcium scoring. He explains the history of the scoring system from the early 1990s and the evolution of CT technology for cardiac imaging. The latest American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 cholesterol guidelines now include the use of CT calcium scoring, which was a big topic at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. Women’s Health | March 25, 2019 VIDEO: Ultrasound Versus MRI for Imaging of the Female Pelvis Deborah Levine, M.D., professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School and vice chair for academic affairs in the Department of Radiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, describes scenarios where magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could be more useful than ultrasound in issues with the female pelvis. Information Technology | April 17, 2019 itnTV “Conversations”: Creating an Interoperability Strategy With Intellispace Enterprise Edition as the foundation, Philips Healthcare is connecting facilities and service areas within enterprises, while developing standards-based interoperability that preserves customers’ investments and best of breed systems.  Related content:itnTV “Conversations”: The Accuray Philosophy Related Cardiac Sarcoidosis Content:ASNC and SNMMI Release Joint Document on Diagnosis, Treatment of Cardiac SarcoidosisNew PET-CT Scan Improves Detection in Rare Cardiac Condition25 Most Impactful Nuclear Cardiology ArticlesRecent Advances in Cardiac Nuclear Imaging Technologylast_img read more

G Adventures expands Sri Lanka sailing program with second itinerary

first_imgG Adventures expands Sri Lanka sailing program with second itinerary Share TORONTO — After making waves with its industry-first sailing trip in Sri Lanka, G Adventures has announced the launch of a second itinerary along the island’s east coast.Priced from $1,999 per person (not including flights), the seven-day ‘Sailing Sri Lanka – East Coast’ includes highlights like standup paddleboarding along deserted beaches, a visit to Koneswaram Temple, and snorkelling in Pigeon Island National Park. It’s designed to complement the existing ‘Sri Lanka tour, meaning trips will run in the country throughout the year and give travellers two different options. Trips will travel the east coast from July to September 2018, before heading to the south coast from November 2018 to April 2019.‘Sailing Sri Lanka – South Coast’, which first launched in February 2018, is already 90% sold out in its first season. According to the company, its land-based trips in Sri Lanka in 2017 tripled in demand.Both sailing trips take place on a brand new 52-foot catamaran that carries up to eight passengers. The boat was launched earlier this year for G Adventures and has four double/twin cabins with ensuite bathrooms, portholes and pop-up skylights.More news:  Carnival Cruise Line enhances HUB app for families and youthCompared to the south of the island which features more on-land excursions, the east coast is more deserted and secluded, with some of Sri Lanka’s best snorkelling opportunities. Both itineraries are timed for optimal whale watching, and guests can also take advantage of the two kayaks and two standup paddleboards onboard.Vince Donnely, Global Sailing Manager, says the new east coast itinerary adds valuable extra capacity and gives travellers the opportunity to explore new sailing territory.“We were thrilled to be the first small-group adventure company to explore Sri Lanka by sea, and we’re even more excited to be offering a second ‘travel first’ with this new itinerary along the east coast. Both trips have a local chief experience officer (CEO), skipper, and cook onboard, so travellers will experience the local culture and flavours as they explore the stunning Sri Lankan coastline,” he says.The addition of Sri Lanka sailing brings the number of sailing destinations offered by G Adventures to nine, with 26 different itineraries in total operating in the British Virgin Islands, Croatia, Cuba, Greece, Indonesia, Maldives, Montenegro and Thailand.More news:  Apply now for AQSC’s agent cruise ratesFor more information go to gadventures.com. Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >>center_img Travelweek Group Tags: G Adventures, Sri Lanka Tuesday, April 24, 2018 last_img read more

Aucklands new winter festival Elemental AKL

first_imgAuckland’s new winter festival Elemental AKLAuckland’s new winter festival Elemental AKLAuckland’s exciting new winter festival, Elemental AKL, will see the light of day for the first time this July. The month-long festival is set to transform Tāmaki Makaurau into a stunning creative canvas with more than 40 free and ticketed events taking place in bars and eateries, theatres, hotels, public spaces and more.Elemental plays on the elements of air, fire, earth, and water to create a unique and inspiring programme of events themed around sensational cuisine, dazzling lighting installations, and impressive entertainment and culture.Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) has worked with event partners from throughout the region, along with the local food sector to create a new festival to liven up what is a traditionally quieter period for New Zealand’s largest city.Locals and visitors will have their pick of everything from Shakespeare, live music, art and performances, food shows, craft beer and boutique wine events, to special menus and progressive dinners.A range of family friendly events will include ice skating, Māori dance and storytelling, giant glowing puppet shows, and lighting installations in local parks, down central city streets, and on Auckland’s iconic Harbour Bridge.ATEED General Manager Destination, Steve Armitage says Elemental is designed to make Auckland a more compelling visitor destination during winter, but will also add more vibrancy for those who live here.“A key focus for ATEED in delivering the Destination AKL 2025 strategy is to encourage a more even spread of visitors throughout the region, particularly in the seasons which are traditionally quieter like winter,” he says.“To do this we need to create more reasons for people to visit Auckland outside of the peak visitor periods, and so with the support of our local events industry and other key partners we have developed Elemental, an exciting new winter festival programme of events, experiences and activities throughout the month of July.“We are looking forward to revealing the full line up of events in late April but wanted to start spreading the word now that something exciting is coming this winter.”As a small taster of what’s to come, the first light-inspired events for Elemental are revealed alongside a delectable region-wide cuisine event.TūramaVisitors can step into Albert Park’s interactive playground to experience Tūrama – a living art piece, juxtaposing the existing environment with a radiant array of lighting installations throughout this popular inner-city space. Over four days Albert Park will transform into an immersive space where people can play, listen, watch, eat and engage. With the park as their canvas people can explore curated sensorial experiences, including projection mapping, interactive light-art, fire and performance. A variety of cultural outlets will provide a healthy and diverse selection of food and beverages. This free, luminous event will take place from July 25-28.StellarStellar is an after-dark experience bringing innovative and interactive lighting installations, food and music to Smales Farm in celebration of Matariki, the Maori New Year. Take the journey by foot as the stars look down into an optic wonderland and spot the roving entertainment and DJs along the way. Stay warm with the delicious food offerings and hot coffee on site, making for a real night-time treat for families and friends to share together. This three-day event takes place from July 12-14.InMotion MatarikiInMotion Matariki, the magical, all-wheels, illuminated parade in celebration of Matariki on July 6. Audiences are encouraged to decorate their wheels to the theme of Matariki and join Touch Compass “in motion” on a journey of discovery through the urban maze of Wynyard Quarter. Bring your wheels – whether a bike, scooter, wheelchair, billy-cart, skateboard, unicycle, or power chair. The parade is a fun, free, and fully-accessible family friendly event.The Matariki Glow ShowThe Matariki Glow Show is a giant-scale puppet show like no other. Watch the magic unfold as more than 40 glow-in-the-dark characters some from Māori myth and legend – including a 5-metre Taniwha – light up the stage to tell a delightful story about the Matariki stars as they prepare for the Māori New Year. Rich in Te Reo Māori, this cutting-edge, glow-in-the-dark puppet show will have kids on the edge of their seats with catchy tunes, lively characters and a whole lot of fun. The Matariki Glow Show is the perfect opportunity to get the family, a pre-school or school group together, to learn about Māori myth and legend with an upbeat and engaging performance. Shows are on throughout the region in July.Lights Out on Great Barrier IslandHop on a ferry or a plane to witness the awe-inspiring Great Barrier Island by night. Take part in an impressive series of activities themed around astronomy, from photography competitions, navigation lessons, sundial making, and an Island ball. With the island’s lights ‘off’ visitors are in for a truly compelling and magical display of the night’s sky. Programme dates to be announced soon.Elemental FeastFine dining restaurants, cafes, bars & pubs, and food trucks will plate up a unique festival dish or menu using ingredients sourced from the Auckland region and inspired by the elements. Audiences can take their taste buds on an unforgettable culinary tour of Auckland’s world-class food scene. Elemental Feast will reveal its full smorgasbord of eateries soon.Expect further announcements over the coming weeks as Auckland prepares to inject vibrancy, colour and excitement to the region this winter.Keep up to date with festival announcements, calendars, accommodation and travel detail via elementalakl.co.nz.Source = Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Developmentlast_img read more