Water levels in most New Brunswick communities to drop below flood stage

first_imgFREDERICTON – Water levels are starting to drop in flood-stricken New Brunswick, signalling the beginning of the end of the catastrophic natural disaster.New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization said Saturday that water levels have already fallen below flood stage in many areas, and most affected regions should be under flood stage by Thursday.While the worst is over, residents and volunteers alike are turning their attention to the debris and damage left by the record-level flooding.“In terms of the water-level situation, it’s coming back to normal,” said Emergency Measures Organization spokesman Robert Duguay in a phone interview from Fredericton. “It’s more an issue of recovery now.”Thousands of sandbags need to be disposed of and sodden debris lining communities and homes need to be cleared as water levels continue their much-anticipated retreat.The Canadian Red Cross is offering flood cleanup kits — containing squeegees, sponges, work gloves and other items — to New Brunswickers who can safely return to their homes.Dunguay said 47 roads across the province remain closed as officials continue to survey roads, culverts and bridges for damage.“Even if the roads seem to be dry, they still need to be inspected to make sure they’re safe for driving,” he said.The Jemseg area is the only region where water is expected to remain above flood stage for the rest of the week, with federal data indicating that Jemseg was 1.11 metres above flood stage on Saturday.Gerald Dykeman, who lives in Jemseg, said he’s never seen anything like it in the 70 years he’s lived there.While his part of Jemseg was spared from the torrent of water, he said a community of houses and cottages close to nearby Grand Lake were devastated.“Some of them are off their foundations, and others are just gone,” he said, estimating that at least 30 cottages were destroyed in the disaster.“It’s just unbelievable, the damage it did.”He said many of them were summer homes owned by people in the surrounding communities.Last weekend, the rising water levels were only made worse by tearing winds, whipping up waves more than a metre high.Dykeman said some residents protected their cottages at Grand Lake by tethering the corners of the buildings to nearby trees.Others couldn’t be saved.“When the waves hit them last weekend, they just exploded and collapsed,” he said. “Even though some of them are summer cottages, they meant a lot to the people that owned them. Some were handed down from granddad, to dad, to the next generation.”New Brunswick’s government website indicated that St. Leonard, Perth Andover, Simonds, Hartland, Woodstock, Durham Bridge, Apohaqui, Frederiction and Maugerville were below flood level on Saturday.Homeowners affected by the flood are urged to contact their insurance companies before they begin cleaning their homes.The disaster has attracted national attention, with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visiting Oromocto, N.B., late Friday afternoon with Premier Brian Gallant to see communities affected by flooding.The province has put out a call out to volunteers to aid in the massive cleanup efforts, and about 60 members from the Canadian Armed Forces were deployed Friday to help the provincial government with damage assessment.Meanwhile, 738 households representing 1,688 people have been registered for evacuation with the Red Cross.last_img read more

In the news today Jan 15

first_img3 stories in the news for Monday, Jan. 15———ATLANTIC CANADA RECOVERS FROM DELUGEDozens of people from a rural New Brunswick community were set to return home last night as crews across Atlantic Canada worked to clean up the aftermath of a deluge that flooded basements, snapped power lines and wreaked millions of dollars of damage. Much of the East Coast was drenched by heavy rains on Saturday amid unseasonably warm temperatures that melted a lot of snow, creating havoc.———LAC-MEGANTIC DELIBERATIONS ENTERING DAY 5Jury deliberations at the trial of three men charged with criminal negligence causing death in the Lac-Megantic disaster will enter their fifth day today. The 12 jurors are deciding the fate of Tom Harding, Richard Labrie and Jean Demaitre, who are charged in connection with the July 2013 tragedy in which 47 people were killed when a runaway train carrying crude oil derailed and exploded. The three men pleaded not guilty.———B.C. ADVOCATE SAYS PEOPLE IN PAIN NEED MORE THAN JUST OPIOIDSThe head of a group that advocates for patients suffering chronic pain says the B-C government needs to provide more treatment options beyond just prescription opioids. Maria Hudspith of Pain B-C says people in crippling pain also need physical therapy and psychiatric support, yet there’s a severe lack of publicly funded services dedicated to pain management. Hudspith says doctors have weaned patients off painkillers due to concerns about overprescribing them in the midst of an illicit-opioid epidemic — and sometimes the consequences have been dire.———ALSO IN THE NEWS TODAY:— Expert panel meets in Vancouver to evaluate Korean Peninsula situation as Canada prepares to host Tuesday meeting with its allies on the issue.— Coalition of distinguished women seeks inclusion in Vancouver talks on the Korean Peninsula.— Calgary trial of former “The Young Canadians” staffer Philip Heerema on 22 child sex abuse charges.— Former Afghanistan hostage Joshua Boyle to appear in Ottawa court on 15 charges, including sexual assault and forcible confinement.— Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball makes funding announcement in St. John’s to help prevent and end homelessness.— Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains makes funding announcement in Guelph, Ont., in support of Canada’s auto industry.— Canada Post unveils two-stamp issue in Vancouver marking the Year of the Dog.———last_img read more

Ohio State defense ready for fresh challenge against Virginia Tech

Sophomore defensive lineman Joey Bosa (97) leads a group of OSU players in tackling Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds (19) during a game against the Midshipmen Aug. 30 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. OSU won, 34-17.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorJust days after playing Navy, the Ohio State defense is preparing to play a completely different style of football as it gears up for its first home game against Virginia Tech.The Buckeyes, which faced the unusual triple-option offense of Navy last week, are now preparing for a more traditional attack run by the Hokies. Coach Urban Meyer said Wednesday that he and his coaches know making the switch from preparing for Navy to getting ready for Virginia Tech will not, and has not, been easy. “In our defense — coaches are actually saying that its hard enough to play Navy, and then all of sudden the week after, you wish had an easier team than this,” Meyer said. One of those coaches, defensive line coach Larry Johnson, who is in his first year at OSU, said it’s nice to put Navy in the rearview mirror.“It feels good to get that behind us,” Johnson said Monday. “Now (we) can go fast forward (against) a team that runs some things that we can adjust to and play a little faster.”Sophomore safety Vonn Bell said the defense has to be prepared for everything the Hokies will throw at them.   “It’s a lot of tricky stuff, a lot of tricky formations. We just have to stay disciplined, reading our keys and we are going to have success,” Bell said. “You never know what to expect. You just have to be alert.”Meyer said Monday that he is particularly excited for his defensive line players, as they had to face relentless cut blocks from the Navy offensive line, something that has become uncommon in today’s college football landscape.“I just think of our D-linemen. (Sophomore) Joey Bosa didn’t come to Ohio State to squeeze down blocks and keep people off his ankles,” Meyer said. “That’s what he had to do last week. He came to rush a quarterback and penetrate. So there’s big smiles across our defensive line right now to let them go play.”Redshirt-freshman linebacker Darron Lee added to Meyer’s comments and said his teammates are happy to be taking on a traditional offense.“I am sure the D-line is happy they get to pass rush now as opposed to taking on double teams all the time,” Lee said Monday. “Our coaches are forcing us back into our basic defenses. We will be fine, it is just switching modes. It’s a bit of relief, just playing our normal game.”Bosa agreed with Meyer and Lee on Wednesday and said that the defensive line has been waiting to show what it can do. “It was not a fun game last week,” Bosa said. “(I’m) still feeling sore from it. This week we will get to rush the passer a little bit, which we obviously love to do.”Bosa also said that because of the switch to Virginia Tech, the defensive line has to get used to doing things the way they were done before playing Navy. “We did nothing we have ever done before last week and now we are getting back to what were our basics and everything we usually run and it almost seems foreign after doing it for so long,” he said.The game against Virginia Tech is expected to take place in front of a record crowd Saturday, as the university added 2,600 seats to Ohio Stadium during the offseason. Bosa said he is ecstatic to be playing in front of the home fans once again.“Nothing is like playing in front of 110,000 people,” Bosa said. “I am just excited to get back in there.”While OSU athletics isn’t quite expecting 110,000 — they’re anticipating about 108,000 fans, which includes non-ticketed attendees, according to a university release — Meyer added to Bosa’s excitement. “I call it ‘night games Buckeye style,’” Meyer said. “That stadium is awesome. We have had some great games there in the last two years at night.”Meyer also said he believes Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James might be in attendance on the sidelines for the game. The Buckeyes and Hokies are scheduled to kickoff at 8 p.m. on Saturday. read more

Big Bang le Cern réalise avec succès ses collisions géantes de particules

first_imgBig Bang : le Cern réalise avec succès ses collisions géantes de particulesGenève, Suisse – Après avoir dû retarder de quelques heures son expérience, le Cern (Centre européen pour la recherche nucléaire) a réalisé mardi les premières collisions de protons à une puissance inédite. Grâce au plus grand accélérateur de particules du monde, le LHC, les scientifiques espèrent parvenir à une meilleure connaissance de la structure de la matière et de la formation de l’univers.Après deux échecs dans la matinée, deux faisceaux contenant plus de 10 milliards de protons  chacun se sont heurtés à 11h06 GTM au sein du Grand collisionneur de hadrons (LHC), à une vitesse très proche de celle de la lumière.Cette expérience, une première mondiale, a lieu dans un tunnel circulaire du Cern, de 27 kilomètres de long et situé à 100 mètres sous terre de part et d’autre de la frontière franco-suisse, dans la banlieue de Genève.”C’est le début d’une ère nouvelle”, s’est réjoui Paola Catapano, scientifique et porte-parole du Centre européen de la recherche nucléaire (Cern). Et Philippe Bloch, chef du département de physique de l’organisation d’ajouter : “C’est un moment extraordinaire. Nous avons enregistré d’importantes collisions sur les quatre détecteurs”.Ce mardi 30 mars 2010 est un jour que des milliers de physiciens attendaient avec excitation, espérant trouver grâce à cette expérience le boson de Higgs, particule éphémère jusqu’ici manquante, qui confèrerait leur masse à toutes les autres particules.Les scientifiques espèrent également découvrir grâce à la détection des particules massives et éphémères, la composition de la matière noire qui représente 23% de notre univers. La matière visible constituée par les étoiles et les planètes n’en représente en effet que 4%. Les collisions de particules réalisées par le Cern pourraient enfin offrir une meilleure compréhension de ce qui s’est produit un milliardième de seconde après le Big Bang, il y a 13,7 milliards d’années.Jusqu’à fin 2011, le LHC fonctionnera à une puissance de 7 TeV (teraelectron volt). Il sera ensuite poussé à une puissance deux fois supérieure, et si cela ne permet pas de découvrir le boson de Higgs, les physiciens devront se résoudre à accepter qu’il n’existe pas. Le 30 mars 2010 à 16:02 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Inondations dans le sudest asiatique au moins 25 victimes

first_imgInondations dans le sud-est asiatique : au moins 25 victimesAsie du sud-est – Mercredi 20 octobre, les autorités de Thaïlande annonçaient la mort de 12 personnes et celles du Cambodge, de 8 personnes. En cause : les inondations de ces derniers jours, qui ont aussi endeuillé le Vietnam. Le bilan en Thaïlande est passé vendredi à 17 victimes.   Depuis une douzaine de jours, provoquées par de fortes pluies, les pires inondations connues depuis des décennies dans le sud-est asiatique frappent le Vietnam, où il y aurait eu plusieurs morts, le Cambodge, qui déplore 8 victimes, et la Thaïlande, qui en compte 17. À lire aussiCes inondations et crues qui ont marqué l’Histoire de la FranceUn quart de ce dernier pays est touché, avec 21 provinces sur 76 sous les eaux, notamment dans le centre, le nord-est et l’est. Les fermes ou les habitations d’environ 285.000 familles ont été inondées, soit plus de 815.000 personnes sinistrées, annonce le service thaïlandais de prévention et de lutte contre les catastrophes. Plusieurs quartiers de la capitale, Bangkok, sont menacés par les eaux, car la mer peut même atteindre le centre ville. Le Premier ministre, Abhisit Vejjajiva, a déclaré : “La montée des eaux (…), associée à des grandes marées (…), est un problème crucial”. Le 22 octobre 2010 à 11:10 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Former New Japan Pro Wrestling stars Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson in

first_img Dave Bautista will be a character in new video game, Finn Balor reveals new look Twitter WWE Superstar Finn Balor confirms marriage to FOX Sports Reporter Veronica Rodriguez WhatsApp Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Former New Japan Pro Wrestling stars Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson are both in Dallas for WrestleMania 32 and are scheduled for WWE TV tapings this upcoming week in Dallas and Houston according to multiple wrestling media reports on Thursday.Both Gallows and Anderson were described as getting ready to make “imminent” debuts as part of the WWE’s main roster as the current belief is that they have no plans to be involved with NXT at this time. While not confirmed, current NXT Champion Finn Balor may soon follow Gallows and Anderson to form The Balor Club on the main roster.Sources: PWInsider.com, The Wrestling Observer/Figure Four Onlinecenter_img WWE Superstar Finn Balor appears to get married, Posts photo to Instagram Pinterest Facebook Google+last_img read more

Defence Crossexamines PW2 in Former SG Saballys Trial

first_imgBy Rohey Jadama Antouman Gaye, defence counsel for Mr. Momodou Sabally, former Secretary General, Head of the Civil Service and Minister ofPresidential Affairs , yesterday, 13th April, 2015 cross-examined Mr. Sulayman Jatta, the “Alkali” (village head) of Bijilo and secondprosecution witness (PW2), in the ongoing trial involving his clientbefore Justice Emmanuel Amadi of the Special Criminal Division of theBanjul high court.Mr. Sabally is facing eight charges ranging from two counts of‘Economic Crimes’, three counts of ‘Abuse of Office’, two counts of‘Neglect of Official Duty’ and a single count of ‘Giving FalseInformation to a Public Officer’. He, however, pleaded not guilty toall the charges.The State was represented by the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP),Hadi Saleh Bakum.Continuing with the cross examination, the defence lawyer asked PW2whether Assan Ndoye mentioned any price for the vehicles. The witnessresponded in the negative.“Did you ask him?” enquired the defence counsel. The witness respondedin the negative.“When you were together with PW1 and Assan, did Assan mention anyprice to PW1 for the vehicles?” The witness responded in the negative.The witness was asked whether Assan produced any invoice for thevehicles. “No, but I saw Assan giving an envelope to PW1 which he saidcontains the proposals for the vehicle,” answered the witness.“In your statement at the NIA you did not mention the name Fatou MassJobe, the former Tourism and Culture Minister?” The witness respondedthat he was not asked. “The last time you were here nobody asked youto mention her name?” quizzed the defence counsel. The witness said hewas asked questions step by step, unlike when he was at the NIA.The witness was asked whether Ndoye showed him any contract for thesale of the vehicles. He responded in the negative. When asked furtheras to whether he asked Ndoye for it, he responded in the negative.Pw2 said he was introduced to Mr. Ndoye by Mr. Jallow who told himthat the former brought the vehicles to the Gambia for sale to thepresident. “I put it to you that the vehicles were not meant for saleto the president?” said the defence lawyer.   The witness insisted that theywere meant for sale.“I put it to you that Ndoye brought these vehicles to donate them tothe president?” “No he brought them in order to sell them to thepresident,” answered the witness.Under re-examination, the DPP asked the witness whether Jallow was hisonly source.The Defence Counsel objected to the question. The trial judgeinterjected and asked DPP whether he asked a follow-up question whenPW2 mentioned Jallow in his evidence in chief. The DPP responded inthe negative. He added that the witness mentioned another source inhis evidence.This prompted the trial judge to go through the records. After havingspent about 30 minutes searching for the said question, the judge said“DPP is asking a new issue and you are putting me into confusion.”The DPP then withdrew the said question.PW3’s testimonyModou Sowe, a police officer attached to major crime unit at policeheadquarters, also testified as the third prosecution witness (PW3).He told the court that he recognized the accused person; that he waspart of the panel of investigators at the NIA that investigated thecase involving the accused person. He adduced that during theinvestigation he was instructed to obtain a cautionary statement fromthe accused.Pw3 told the court that he invited an independent witness, who is oneEbrima Fatty of Serrekunda. He said he took out the cautionarystatement. This evoked laughter in the court room prompting the judgeto enquire from the witness what he meant by that statement. Beforethe witness could reply, the judge said to him “A police officer knowswhat he is talking about and you are confusing everyone”.Mr. Sowe said he read the warnings on the cautionary to the accusedperson and asked him whether he would write his statement. He said theaccused responded in the positive and wrote his own statement, signedit and he endorsed it.He further told the court that on the 13th of August 2014 he was againinstructed to obtain another cautionary statement from the accused andthat he followed the same procedure as mentioned earlier. He said herecorded three voluntary statements as well.When asked by DPP whether he would recognise those statements whenshowed to him, he responded in the positive, adding that his name andrank are on it.DPP applied to tender them as exhibits and there was no objectionfrom the defence. They were then admitted as exhibits and markedaccordingly.At this juncture, the DPP applied for an adjournment to interview the witness.Defence counsel Gaye objected to this application, arguing that when awitness has been called to the court and took an oath, he/she is thewitness of the court not the DPP’s witness and that as such, thatwitness can no longer be interviewed.DPP maintained that the witness is still his witness, which was deniedby the trial judge who shook his head in disagreement and saying “ Idisagree with you DPP.’’At this stage, the DPP told the court that he has a matter in another court.The trial judge, in his ruling, said he is adjourning the case onlybecause the DPP has said that he has another case now.The case was adjourned for continuation today (Tuesday) at 11am. ]]>last_img read more

Vancouver to look into limited fee holidays

first_imgDeveloper Dave White wants to build Mountain Terrace — a $10 million development featuring 130 townhouses, a gymnasium and a day care — on his property along Northeast 162nd Avenue.But banks are “cherry-picking” only the best projects for lending, and with $1 million in city permitting and other fees before he hammers a nail, White said he and other developers could use a city fee holiday.“We’d just like any help we can get to make this pencil so banks find it attractive,” said White, who lobbied to have the property annexed into the city in 2006. “This is the difference of building and not building.”However, it’s not clear how inclined the Vancouver City Council — which would make the final call on any temporary or permanent fee holidays — is to giving public subsidies to builders.In a Monday workshop, city staff outlined how a fee holiday process could work in Vancouver, but said they believed it is too complicated and too costly to pan out. The Community Development Department relies almost entirely on permit and other fees. When a government puts in a fee holiday, staff explained, the money has to be covered by the city’s already strained budget.last_img read more

Analysis Three new taxes would reward workers

first_imgThe state of the union is pretty good, actually, but President Barack Obama has an idea to make it better: taxing Wall Street and the super-rich to make middle-class work even more worthwhile. It’s Piketty with an American accent.OK, that’s a little bit of an exaggeration, but not a huge one. Obama’s State of the Union will call for three new taxes on rentiers, their heirs, and the big banks to pay for tax credits, some new and some not, that will reward work. Here’s how those tax changes would work.1 — End the step-up basis for capital gains. Unless you’ve inherited money, you might not realize that there’s a pretty big loophole that lets heirs avoid a lot of capital gains from ever being taxed. It’s called “step-up basis,” and the Congressional Budget Office estimates it will cost the government about 0.3 percent of GDP, or $667 billion, in tax revenue over the next decade.Here’s how it works. Imagine you bought $1 million worth of stocks that are worth $10 million by the time you pass away. That’s a $9 million capital gain you’d owe tax on, which, at the 23.2 percent rate, works out to a little more than $2 million check for Uncle Sam — unless you leave the stock to, say, your kids. Then it’s as if your capital gain never happened, at least from the taxman’s perspective. That’s because the capital gain your heirs are taxed on isn’t based on the original price, or basis, at which you bought it. It’s based on the base at which they receive it. So, in this case, your kids would owe taxes only on gains above $10 million. This, as you could guess, most helps the people who have the most money to leave to their families.But there would be exceptions to getting rid of step-up basis, of course. Couples, for one, wouldn’t have to pay any capital gains tax until they had both passed away. They also would get a $200,000 capital gain exception that they wouldn’t owe any tax on, in addition to a $500,000 exception for their home. Items such as furniture, clothing and small heirlooms would be exempt, too. Family-owned businesses wouldn’t have to pay any capital gains until or unless the business was sold, and slightly bigger, closely held businesses would have 15 years to pay whatever they owe.last_img read more

ExOC suspended over Feni madrasa student rape murder case

first_imgFormer OC of Feni’s Sonagazi police station Moazzem Hossain. File PhotoFormer officer-in-charge of Feni’s Songazai police station Moazzem Hossain has been suspended for not “carrying out his duties properly” after the alleged rape and murder of Feni madrasa student Nusrat Jahan Rafi.The decision was taken as per the recommendations made by the investigation committee of the police headquarters, sources told Prothom Alo on Friday morning.The investigation committee also recommended suspending Songazi police station sub-inspector Iqbal Hossain and taking departmental action against both of them for their role in the murder of Sonagazi Senior Fazil Madrasa student Nusrat, who was set on fire.Five burkha clad people took part in setting Nusrat on fire for filing a case against the principal of the madrasa Siraj Ud Doula, who allegedly sexually harassed Nusrat.The investigation report was recently submitted to the Inspector General of Police Javed Patwary.The committee also found that Feni superintendent of police Jahangir Alam Sarkar and additional deputy commissioner PK Enamul Kabir did not carry out their duties properly after learning about the incident.The report said the then OC of Sonagazi police station Moazzem Hossain and SI Iqbal Hossain tried to make it look like a suicide.SP Jahangir Alam did not visit the crime scene though he came to know about the incident around 10:00am. Rather he left for Chattogram Hill Tracts. He returned after being instructed by the deputy inspector general of police of Chattogram range, it added.The committee has recommended taking departmental action against the SP, police HQ sources said.The committee’s observation about the additional deputy commissioner PK Enamul Kabir will be informed to the ministry concerned.On 6 April, Nusrat Jahan Rafi was set afire at a centre of Alim examination allegedly by students loyal to principal Siraj Ud Doula of Sonagazi Senior Fazil Madrasa after he was arrested and subsequently suspended as she had accused him of sexually harassing her.Critically injured Nusrat was immediately taken to the DMCH for better treatment where she underwent a surgery under life support on 9 April.Nusrat, however, succumbed to her injuries around 9:30pm on 10 April.There were allegations that police tried to make the incident look like a suicide attempt. OC Moazzem was withdrawn due to her family’s no-confidence in him.On 13 April, the police headquarters formed a committee to find out the role of its officials in the incident. The committee finalised the report on 30 April.last_img read more

AI and How It Is Transforming Medical Imaging

first_img News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more Sponsored Content | Webinar | Artificial Intelligence| November 06, 2018 AI and How It Is Transforming Medical Imaging News | Artificial Intelligence | July 31, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Solution Improves Clinical Trial Recruitment Clinical trials are a critical tool for getting new treatments to people who need them, but research shows that… read more News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more Related Content News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more A nurse examines a patient in the Emergency Department of Cincinnati Children’s, where researchers successfully tested artificial intelligence-based technology to improve patient recruitment for clinical trials. Researchers report test results in the journal JMIR Medical Informatics. Image courtesy of Cincinnati Children’s. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more Join us and learn how artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can offer a paradigm shift in how radiology departments handle larger volumes of imaging, increase accuracy level and improves both workflow and outcomes. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, November 14, at 10 am CST.This webinar is sponsored by PaxeraHealthRegister for this webinar Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more last_img read more

5 questions for Panamanian band Señor Loop

first_imgHaving no expectations while creating music, and simply enjoying the creative process of exploring sounds: that’s the essence of Panamanian bandSeñor Loop. For almost 20 years, the band, known for its contagious and rhythmic Latin alternative rock music, has seen musical composition as a process that should happen naturally.“Señor Loop’s story is a story about the [band’s] evolution. About learning. A family’s story over almost 20 years,”  vocalist Lilo Sánchez told The Tico Times. “[It’s about] a movement in Panama that did not exist before, and unleashed other things within the younger generations. It’s a cultural phenomenon.”Since the beginning of their journey as band, they’ve released four different albums: Señor Loop Vol. 1 (2000), Madretambor (2004), MCMLXXXII (2008) and Vikorg (2013). The foursome – made up of Lilo Sánchez (vocals and guitar), Iñaki Iriberri (guitar, keyboard  and vocals), Carlos Ucar (bass) and Chale Icaza (drums) – has traveled to Colombia, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico and the United States.During the Costa Rican visit they’ve just concluded, they played an electro acoustic session at El Steinvorth in downtown San José, and two concerts at Jazz Café Escazú and Jazz Café San Pedro. On a warm morning at Hotel Presidente in the city center, The Tico Times sat down and spoke with the group members about their life and work. Excerpts follow.Why did you name the band Señor Loop?LS: That was something that happened without us noticing it.II: We were called to play at a concert…LS: And we had no name yet. Señor Loop was this relaxing thing we had, a sort of imaginary boss because we didn’t have a boss. We worked together. Iñaki had a company with another associate called Loop Audio, so we didn’t really have [anyone to answer to]. We were young and we only wanted to go to the beach.Señor Loop was a way to control ourselves and try to work. When we were invited to play it was like: ok, Señor Loop presents… then Señor Loop became a group. We realized, 12 years later, that we couldn’t change the name. When you’re Tom Cruise, you’re already Tom Cruise. You can’t do anything about it. It’s another story that it simply happened and became a monster without us having control over it. Related posts:5 questions for Cuban pianist Leonardo Gell – ‘I believe in love and effort’ 5 questions for composer Pieter Schlosser – ‘The idea is to extract the emotion’ Pop icon Prince dead at 57 5 questions for Costa Rican DJ Esteban Howell Why do you like coming to Costa Rica so much?LS: First, because there’s love and an energy that attracts us. The first trips I did were to Costa Rica because we live next to each other and we could afford it. Afterwards, Señor Loop started and there’s a big love between Señor Loop and Costa Rica. You also have great coffee.Our “Weekend Arts Spotlight” presents Sunday interviews with artists who are from, working in, or inspired by Costa Rica, ranging from writers and actors to dancers and musicians. Do you know of an artist we should consider, whether a long-time favorite or an up-and-comer? Email us at kstanley@ticotimes.net. Facebook Commentscenter_img What does music represent for you?LS: For me it represents everything: where I’ve been able to get in life and the places I’ve gone to. All of the people I’ve met. All the great moments. Work. Learning. Without music there wouldn’t be life for me.CU: Even though professionally I work on something else, for me music is the most important thing. It’s my passion, and I think about it 24 hours a day.II: For me, music is life. From the moment I wake up, I’m recording and making music of all sorts. It may be recording, commercial things, television or whatever. My work is about music all day long.CI: Music is a great gift because not everyone has it, so because you have this special thing, you have to do it responsibly. Duke Ellington would say that he received a calling… It’s mysterious. Not everyone can do it. Señor Loop during its concert at Jazz Café Escazú on Sept. 29. (Courtesy of Pablo Cambronero)What’s the creative process for your albums?LS: Ahhhh. For every album there are different processes. Complicated processes of logistics, but mostly, they’re processes in search of something. Each of us seeks different things.For example, Iñaki records and mixes the albums. He’s looking for the album to sound great, but I’m seeking to sing in the best way possible as well as making the guitar sound as I want it to. That also applies for the bass and drums. Everyone is trying to do their best in the moment.II: We also need to escape our jobs and the city. We always go to a friend’s house in the mountains. It’s a super nice place like Monteverde, but not as pretty. We go to Cerro Punto and stay there with no worries. We always try to look for that.LS: The albums have never been recorded in a studio. For example, we go for dinner at Carlos’s in-laws house, go in the living room and say: wow, this living room is great. Suddenly, we ask if we can record there. Maybe the guitars or the drums were recorded [in a house] at the beach.This happens because in those places there are no studios, or we had no money for studios and no one will do the job as well as Iñaki.II: There’s also communication.LS: With low ego levels.How did you create the song El Mono y la Culebra (The Monkey and the Snake)?LS: Very interesting question. [Our collaborator] Jonathan Harker comes into this process. This song was ready: we thought about it, but we had no words for it. We couldn’t do it… Jonathan appeared one day, imagined the story, and wrote it down with Iñaki. I came by the next day, read the story and was like: what? It was incredible. We just went on with it.II: The album was ready and everything was very organic and simple… I wanted to make a loop out of something with a piano, and it came out. We put a beat to it, recorded it, and there was the snake’s mode from beginning to end.LS: This song is a hit with children. It’s incredible. All the kids go crazy. In ten or fifteen years we’ll do a reunion just to play for the kids and their parents.Listen to Señor Loop’s El Mono y la Culebralast_img read more

Club Med Reigns as Best Hotel Resort Group at NTIA 2019

first_imgClub Med Reigns as Best Hotel Resort Group at NTIA 2019Winners are Grinners: Club Med Reigns as Best Hotel Resort Group at NTIA 2019The premium all-inclusive resort brand, Club Med, has yet again walked away with the title of Best Hotel/Resort Group at the annual National Tourism Industry Awards 2019. In a category nominated and voted for by travel agents, this is the second year in a row Club Med has taken home the title, showing their unwavering commitment to providing ongoing support to trade partners nation-wide.The travel industry night of nights was held at Sydney’s International Convention Centre and welcomed a crowd of over 1000 travel industry representatives for a night of glitz, glam, and toasting to excellence. A combination of panel-judged and travel agent-voted categories were highlighted, with Club Med taking out arguably one of the most prestigious and competitive awards of the night.“We are incredibly humbled to be recognised in a category with brands who like us, try every day to be innovative and responsible,” says Rachael Harding, General Manager Club Med Australia and New Zealand, “When we won last year, we vowed we would do all we could to listen and deliver so our partners knew their vote counted. The fact that we’ve retained this incredibly prestigious title for another year is validation that we’re on the right track.”“Our mission is to create happiness through amazing holiday experiences in the most beautiful places around the world, so thank you for trusting us to deliver this to your clients.”Club Med has seen double digit growth for five years running, with future sales on track to continue the sales growth record for Pacific market. Such success can be put down to a continually-evolving product to keep up with client expectations, as well as partners understanding the value proposition when it comes to selling and delivering an all-inclusive Club Med holiday.Harding further credits Club Med’s success to building a team that understands the importance of trade partnerships and spreads the passionate values of Club Med. The team of trade-dedicated representatives has grown this year to include two new Business Development Managers for added on-the-ground support to agents nation-wide, as well as ongoing online support through a dedicated trade portal, Facebook page, training videos, customisable booking resources, and a robust agent familiarisation program.The agent benefits don’t stop at selling tools alone, with 2018/19 marking a record-breaking year of Club Med famils and over 200 travel agents visiting their resorts worldwide from the French Alps, to Japan, Mauritius, and the Maldives. The Great Agents Loyalty Program (GALP) also gives travel agents the opportunity to earn up to harness additional support plus a host of additional benefits.“We’re incredibly proud to see this award on the mantle and can’t wait to look back again in a years’ time to see the impact our current projects are having for our valued partners. It’s going to be another big year full of fun and surprises so this award has provided us with the courage to grow bigger and better than ever before!” says Harding.About Club MedClub Med provides amazing holiday experiences, made easy, in the world’s most beautiful destinations. With over 70 premium and luxury all-inclusive sun and snow resorts located in some of the most beautiful places on earth, Club Med resorts blend seamlessly with their environment, drawing inspiration from the local culture and nature to immerse guests in the destination.Since 1950, Club Med has been dedicated to providing guests with amazing new experiences that make for an unforgettable holiday – from the rejuvenating to the exhilarating, and everything in-between. Each resort offers a vast selection of opportunities to try something new, immerse in local culture, revive body and mind, and give back to the local community and environment.Club Med holidays are a truly hassle-free experience, with premium all-inclusive packages and a wide range of innovative services – giving guests more time to spend doing what they love.For more information, visit www.clubmedta.com.au / www.clubmedta.co.nz, www.clubmed.com.au or follow Club Med at: · Instagram @clubmed · Facebook /ClubMedAustralia · Twitter @ClubMed_Au · Travel agent Facebook /ClubMedforTravelAgentsSource = Club Medlast_img read more

Marineland founder John Holer dies at 83 lawyer s

first_imgMarineland founder John Holer dies at 83, lawyer says A sign for Marineland is shown in Niagara Falls, Ont., Monday, August 14, 2017. John Holer, the founder of the Marineland theme park in Niagara Falls, Ont., has died at the age of 83. His lawyer Andrew Burns says Holer died in his home Saturday morning surrounded by family.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tara Walton by Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 24, 2018 6:28 pm PDT Last Updated Jun 24, 2018 at 9:20 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img John Holer, who founded the Marineland theme park in Niagara Falls, Ont., and unapologetically defended it against all critics, has died at the age of 83.His lawyer Andrew Burns says Holer died in his home Saturday morning surrounded by family.“On behalf of Marineland, I can confirm that Mr. Holer passed away Saturday morning at his home, peacefully, comforted by his wife and son,” said Burns, who declined to comment further.Holer founded Marineland in 1963 when he started giving shows with a few sea lions in a small pool in Niagara Falls.Since then, it has grown into a large amusement park with whales, dolphins, walruses, seals, sea lions and other animals such as deer, bears, birds and fish.Over the years, Holder vigorously defended Marineland against protests and complaints by animal welfare activists who maintain it should be shut down.In 2000, he told The Canadian Press that anonymous online activists had threatened to burn down his home and the park in response to the death of a whale.”They (the threats) used to bother me, but I don’t give a damn,” Holer said at the time.”The more they bark, the more business we get. If I didn’t take care of my animals, I’d be out of business.”The criticism of Marineland intensified two years later, when former employees went public with allegations of animal abuse at the park among both its marine and land animals in 2012. The OSPCA did not lay charges at the time but issued several orders, which Marineland complied with.More recently, Marineland was charged with 11 counts of animal cruelty following an investigation by the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, but all of them were dropped by the Crown in 2017.In response, the theme park sued the OSPCA, alleging the organization targeted the theme park to boost fundraising and appease animal activists.Marineland has always steadfastly denied all allegations against the park.“Few people have the time or funds to encounter these animals in their natural habitat, not to mention the potential disruption and negative impact that would result to the animals’ natural environments from having the millions of visitors that visit facilities like Marineland visit these animals in the wild,” reads a “message from the owner” on the park’s web site.Online reaction to Holer’s death was mixed, with some people praising his entrepreneurial spirit and the jobs he created, and others condemning him for what they see as a legacy of animal abuse.Manitoba Sen. Don Plett was among those who praised the Slovenian-born Holer as an immigrant success story.“His story as a newcomer to Canada is truly inspiring. Rest In Peace, Mr. Holer,” he wrote on his Twitter account.Mike Garrett, a former activist who has faced legal action by Marineland over his protests of the facility, urged the public to be respectful in the wake of Holer’s death.“His legacy will surely be contentious and we had our own personal and legal battles, however, my condolences go out to his family at this difficult time,” he wrote in a statement published on social media.“Regardless of personal beliefs Mr. Holer, was from a different generation and accomplished much with very little. He was a husband, brother and father and his family should be given compassion and privacy.”Marineland was not able to comment Sunday, but said it would issue a statement on Holer’s death Monday.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version erroneously said John Holer was born in Slovakia.last_img read more

Missing persons burial location difficult to excavate

first_imgMissing Greek Cypriots from the village of Ashia are believed to have been buried in a now-restored landfill, making it difficult for experts to find them, the Greek Cypriot member of the Committee on Missing Persons (CMP) Nestoras Nestoros said.Around 70 people from the Turkish occupied village of Ashia, murdered during the 1974 invasion, are believed to be buried at a now-restored landfill in Dikomo.According to witnesses, the remains were transferred there from the village of Ornithi. The relocation took place between 1995-1996.The landfill was closed between 2009-2012 as part of an EU-funded project to restore the area. The EU was not aware of the issue at the time.Nestoros told the Cyprus News Agency that the site was restored but no trees were planted in the area where rubbish was dumped in the past. ATrees were planted around the area where the rubbish was dumped, he said.‘’All necessary procedures and studies are being carried out to determine whether the site can be excavated. There are many difficulties and we need to take them into consideration,’’ he said.Nestoros said it is expected to be a costly excavation and additional funding will be sought from the EU.The CMP receives €2.6m funding each year from the EU, with its annual budget being €3.5m.You May LikeWealthIntroTaylor Swift Learns That Fan Need A House, Does This For HerWealthIntroUndoTymOut8 Signs Your Cholesterol Levels Are Too High!TymOutUndoFinance NancyThis Is What Julia Roberts Drives On The WeekendsFinance NancyUndo Heroes’ welcome for Israeli teens after woman detained for false rape claim (Update 2)UndoUK plays Brexit hardball with ‘stubborn’ EUUndoCompanies must use buying power to root out slavery, says UK officialUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Rep Howell hails House budget approval

first_img Categories: Howell News,News 03May Rep. Howell hails House budget approval State Rep. Gary Howell voted on Tuesday for approval of the House version of the state budget, which includes record funding for K-12 education and funds the state at a level below that recommended by the governor.Howell, of North Branch, voted in favor of the budget for the new fiscal year, a conservative blueprint that invests in the state’s future.“I am pleased that we are providing K-12 schools the most money they have ever had, including additional funding for at-risk students,” Rep. Howell said. “We also are opening more opportunities for skilled trades training, which will help fill high-demand jobs in the state.“Additionally, our budget is restrained to the point that our proposal is below the amount recommended by Gov. Snyder,” Howell said. “We have trimmed inefficiencies and government waste to save taxpayer money.”Highlights of the budget include:Allocating the highest funding in state history for K-12 schools with a proposed $14.3 billion; improving access to skilled trades training through career and technical education.Making life better in communities across Michigan by adding money for road repairs, public safety departments, parks and other programs to improve our daily lives.Increasing funding for public safety by adding 100 more Michigan State Police troopers.Making health care more effective and efficient, with an enhanced focus on improving mental health care.Paying down retiree debt and adding to state government’s main savings account for tough times, pushing that emergency fund above $1 billion.The bills now go to the Senate for consideration.last_img read more

Rep LaFave votes in favor of right to carry legislation

first_img State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, today voted on the House floor to support a four-bill package allowing law-abiding citizens to carry concealed pistols without a permit.“Legal gun owners shouldn’t be required to obtain special permission from the government to exercise a right guaranteed in both the state and federal constitutions,” LaFave said. “I’m proud to support this common-sense legislation, and I urge the Senate and Gov. Snyder to do the same so we can give law-abiding citizens back the fundamental right our Founding Fathers laid out in the Second Amendment.”The legislation does not give criminals more access to pistols, LaFave said, because it retains the current requirement that a background check be completed before a handgun purchase is made.Under the plan, the current CPL permitting structure will remain in place to allow Michigan residents an option to obtain a CPL to continue to carry and receive reciprocity in states that recognize Michigan’s permit. A CPL will also continue to allow people to carry openly in certain restricted zones.House Bills 4416-19 now move to the Senate for consideration.### 07Jun Rep. LaFave votes in favor of ‘right to carry’ legislation Categories: LaFave News,Newslast_img read more

Specialized Mental Health Services at Grave Risk

first_imgShareTweetShareEmail0 SharesMay 21, 2014; WGBH NewsNPQ has been watching the very confusing landscape shifts in mental health care with not a little concern. There are still massive problems with insurance coverage for mental health problems and more chronically mentally ill people are in prisons and jails than in psychiatric units. The following story addresses one of the reasons why specialized help is hard to find.The Cambridge Health Alliance, which runs Cambridge Hospital in Massachusetts, has announced that it is closing its special emergency room for psychiatric patients and will be integrating it into its medical emergency room. The move is being billed as a merger within the hospital, but it appears to be more of a consolidation. Nineteen staff members of the psychiatric emergency room have been let go, including Ellen Lyons Connors, who has for the past fifteen years been a nurse in the psychiatric ER.“Everyone in the psychiatric emergency room, excluding the doctors, has been fired,” Connors said. “Several weeks ago we were notified, but the hospital continues to profess this is a merger. There will be no more expert psych nurses caring for patients. There will be medical nurses that are very good at what they do, but they are not experts at providing psych care.”The change means that security guards will watch patients who need surveillance rather than clinicians and the two psych beds will be put next to the busy ambulance bay. Psychiatrist George Cramer, who has resigned in protest, says, “There is a complete change in the treatment philosophy model… This is going to be a consult model. This means that the doc in the ER is going to have complete authority over the case. The psych people will be there as consultants. So that makes it very different.”The hospital should save $1 million annually by making this move, and it needs to save money, since it is only one of 11 hospitals in Massachusetts that are unprofitable. (It is already in the red for this year by $21 million.) A year ago, the Cambridge Health Alliance tried to close its child psychiatric inpatient unit but was blocked when Department of Public Health designated the unit as essential.The problem is in insurance coverage, since reimbursement rates famously do not cover cost of care. This means, according to Marylou Sudders, the former Commissioner of Mental Health for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, that the greater the market share, the more attractive and competent the service, the more money the facility loses.Sudders said that Cambridge Health Alliance serves more low-income patients than any hospital in the state, and the majority of its psychiatric patients are on Medicaid. The scenario places mental health services in a very vulnerable position.“There are other parts of healthcare that are very well reimbursed and very well financed,” Sudders said. “You see hospitals adding things like surgical practices and orthopedics and the like. You rarely hear of hospitals increasing their behavioral health profile because it is—and I don’t mean this disrespectfully—but it’s a bottom feeder. It loses money for hospitals. It loses money in practices.”Cambridge Hospital’s Chief of Psychiatry Jay Burke said that the consolidated service is more and more the industry standard. But, as Sudders said, “They used to be the gold standard [but now are] run of the mill.”—Ruth McCambridgeShareTweetShareEmail0 Shareslast_img read more

UK telco BT is redesigning its BT Vision IPTV serv

first_imgUK telco BT is redesigning its BT Vision IPTV service, according to a report in the Financial Times.It says that BT will revamp the service within weeks, introducing social media and personal recommendation elements and greater interactivity to the user experience. The changes come as BT Vision faces increased competition from the likes of Netflix, which has just launched in the UK, and Lovefilm, which has been busily adding content to its streaming service.last_img