British Columbia mother of two young children needs new kidney

first_imgTina House APTN National News Time could be running out for Sammie Murdock, a mother of two young children in Prince George, B.C. who is in desperate need of a new kidney.And it’s not the first time the 35-year-old has gone through this.“Back in 1999 I was 16 years old and they told me (my kidney) was scarred and it was failing,” said Murdock. “I didn’t know about anything that was going on because I was just young.”Five years later she was given a kidney by an anonymous donor.She was told the kidney was rejecting her body in 2012 and would need a second transplant. She also had part of her colon removed because of cancer.For the last five years she has endured dialysis three times a week for three hours a session.“I get these massive headaches,” she said. “I always have high blood pressure no matter what.”The problem is Murdock needs to find a donor with the blood type like hers, which is 0 positive. She requires a donor with 0 blood, too.Her boyfriend of 17 years has put an advertisement on the back of the window of his truck hoping someone might come forward and give his girlfriend the gift of life.thouse@aptn.calast_img read more

New AC standard for leases to up financial info quality ICAI

first_imgNew Delhi: The new accounting standard for leases will bring substantial visibility of companies’ lease commitments and improve the quality of financial information about companies, chartered accountants’ body ICAI saidMonday. Ind AS 116, which sets out the principles for recognition, presentation and disclosure of leases has been notified by the corporate affairs ministry. The standard is effective from Monday. A senior government official said the standard would affect all industries where leases are a predominant component in their businesses and result in more transparency. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalICAI President Prafulla P Chhajed said the new standard on leases ushers in a path-breaking reform in accounting for leases and would improve the quality of financial information. “It will bring substantial visibility of companies lease commitments, financing and operating model and above all better reflects economic reality,” he said in a release. Leasing is a well-known and long established form of obtaining finance. The new standard on leases ushers in a substantial change in the accounting for operating leases by lessees and few improvements in the disclosure-related aspects for lessors accounting, according to the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI).last_img read more

Brockdeveloped online math game launches Oct 24

E-Brock Bugs, a computer math game developed by a team from Brock, launches Oct. 24. Having trouble grasping and applying the concept of probability? It’s E-Brock Bugs to the rescue!Bug City, once a peaceful place to live, is now occupied by an evil band of Bullies, who have transformed the city’s six districts into a wasteland. But the situation is not entirely hopeless. Through winning a series of probability games, the player can set Bug City free and become a hero.Bug City can be found in E-Brock Bugs© online mathematics computer game. The game seeks to teach users basic probability concepts in a personalized, interactive, animated and fun way. The game’s goal is to enable players to develop their ability to think mathematically, either independently or with the aid of prompts.The mathematics research team that created the game is officially launching E-Brock Bugs on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 10 a.m. in Plaza 501C. Come and check it out. read more

DR of Congo New UN report documents abuses by police and army

In a set of recommendations, the Human Rights Division of the UN Mission in the DRC (MONUC) called on the Transitional Government to demonstrate zero tolerance for violations by the military and end impunity for officers who order, commit or condone abuses in the army’s drive against rebel groups and armed militias. “FARDC military operations against armed groups have sadly taken their toll on the civilian population as human rights violations have escalated in those areas where such operations are under way,” the Mission said, referring to the army by its acronym.“MONUC’s Human Rights Division has documented arbitrary killings, forced disappearances, torture and other serious human rights violations against civilians suspected of being Ituri militiamen, Mayi Mayi combatants – this is the case of North and Central Katanga – or FDLR in the Kivus,” it added, referring to various provincial rebel groups. Routine use of physical violence against civilians by members of the security forces was reported wherever army and police were deployed, it noted. Threats, beatings and arrests were usually motivated by attempts to obtain money, goods, livestock or mined products from civilians.“High number of rapes and other incidents of sexual violence against women and girls continued to be reported throughout the DRC, the main perpetrators being the army and police officers,” MONUC said.The Mission, established by the Security Council in 1999, is at present fielding nearly 17,000 uniformed personnel on the ground as the vast country prepares to hold elections slated for July to cement its transition from a six-year civil war that cost 4 million lives through fighting and the attendant humanitarian catastrophe – the most lethal conflict on Earth since World War II. The electoral process got underway with fairly smooth registration of voters and the holding of the constitutional referendum, but there were incidents repressing civil liberties in the pre-electoral period and freedom of expression came under attack. MONUC noted.The number of journalists arrested, threatened and beaten increased, while press freedom was often muffled by the authorities. MONUC investigated a number of killings that are possible extrajudicial executions; the victims include a journalist, a human rights defender and a member of the political opposition. Small steps were made in the fight against impunity with the arrest of several Ituri warlords, but some warlords continued to enjoy protection and de facto immunity from prosecution, the Mission said.Political interference hampered some military judicial investigations into serious incidents such as massacres committed in Katanga and in North Kivu. Both the military and civilian justice system continue to remain in a state of near collapse and for the vast majority of Congolese justice remains beyond reach, it added. read more

UK companies awarded more than £2 billion in contracts for new Range

Business Secretary Dr. Vince Cable today toured Jaguar Land Rover’s Halewood Operations facility on Merseyside to experience first-hand the positive impact the imminent launch of the new Range Rover Evoque will have on the UK economy.Cable’s visit to Jaguar Land Rover came as the company announced more than £2 billion worth of supply contracts for the Range Rover Evoque, awarded to more than 40 companies in the UK. The contracts follow the completion of a global competitive tendering exercise on component-sourcing for the vehicle, which will arrive in dealerships this year.During a tour of the facility, Dr. Cable met key plant personnel and new apprentices who have recently joined the Halewood team that will build the Evoque. Jaguar Land Rover announced in February that these 1,500 new recruits will be trained up to an Intermediate (Level 2) Apprenticeship. Dr Cable also visited Merseyside-based component supplier International Automotive Components (IAC), which is one of the companies that has been awarded a contract by Jaguar Land Rover.Business Secretary Vince Cable said, “Jaguar Land Rover’s news that it’s awarding £2 billion worth of contracts to businesses in the UK to supply components for the Evoque shows that the UK automotive supply chain is capable of winning major contracts and creating vital jobs in the UK.”Jaguar Land Rover CEO, Dr. Ralf Speth said, “Jaguar Land Rover is a key player within the UK economy. We are the largest investor in automotive research and development and engineering in this country and as today’s announcement shows, we generate billions of pounds of economic activity here every year. Alongside the 1,500 new jobs created in Halewood to support the launch of the new Evoque, Jaguar Land Rover is investing in advanced research, design and technical innovation with key strategic partners which together with today’s £2bn of contract announcements will mean the creation of thousands more skilled jobs in the UK automotive supply chain.”The successful companies supporting the launch of the Evoque are located throughout the UK and include amongst others International Automotive Components, Johnson Controls and Magna International on Merseyside; McKecknie and Kostal in Yorkshire; and Sertec, Walsall Pressings and Kautex Unipart in the West Midlands.Contract wins across UK regions Some of the 40+ UK companies that will benefit from Jaguar Land Rover contracts include:North West: Interior components supplier International Automotive Components (IAC) won a contract worth over £500 million to supply the instrument panel, centre console, cockpit, upper pillar trim, lower pillar trim, modular headliner system, wheel arch liners, door modules and rear loadspace sides.Each of IAC’s UK plants has seen considerable investment in new high technology equipment in preparation for this work, and the company has also created new high value skilled jobs in these facilities as follows; 236 in IAC Halewood, Elmdon and Coleshill in the West Midlands (113 and 29 new jobs respectively) , 94 Scunthorpe, and 57 Sunderland.Magna International, a global supplier of vehicle exteriors and interiors, won contracts to supply complex moulded and painted front and rear bumper assemblies. These have to be engineered to be light, yet able to cope with the latest crash specifications, with integrated latest generation parking sensors and fog lights. Other products include painted side sills, rear spoilers, interior door and rear quarter panels. With a total value of over £400 million, this new business will create an extra 136 skilled jobs, 90 at its manufacturing facility in Halewood and the remainder at the Hartlip plant in Kent.Yorkshire: Specialists from technical injection moulders McKechnie Plastic Components (MPC) worked alongside Land Rover engineers at the company’s Gaydon design centre to create and develop highly complex plastic components. These had to be both technically innovative and economical to produce, as well as meeting the highest performance and environmental standards.The contract value is over £50 million and MPC has invested nearly £5 million in factory modifications and extensions, in the installation of a number of new moulding machines, some of which enable novel multi-material manufacture, and the creation of state-of-the-art robotic production cells for automatic sub-component assembly.McKechnie are taking 85 people in manufacturing, logistics, technical, and quality departments at their two manufacturing sites in Stamford Bridge and Pickering in North Yorkshire.Midlands: Sertec Birmingham’s main plant in Coleshill will produce 79 parts for Range Rover Evoque creating circa 30 skilled jobs, with a contract value of £20 million. These are primarily precision stamped metal components for the upper body.In 2009, the UK government offered a £26 million grant to support the production of the Range Rover Evoque in Halewood.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Samsungs almost unknown bada OS had the most successful launch since the

first_imgBada bing, bada boom. Late last year, Samsung announced that they would be throwing their hat into the mobile OS arena with bada OS. Since then, we’ve barely heard a word about bada OS: the only US device to use it was the Samsung Wave, which was quickly forgotten due to the release of the Android-toting Samsung Galaxy S. It’s easy, then, to think of bada as a failure, but think again: according to the most recent smartphone figures, bada OS might have enjoyed the most successful OS launch since that enjoyed by the original iPhone. That’s not to say it’s the best launch domestically, of course, but worldwide, Samsung managed to take two percent (or 1.3 million out of 80 million users) of the smartphone market in Q3. That puts it just a single percentage point behind the well-entrenched Windows Mobile (not including the launch of Windows Phone 7, and bada OS’s first four months of availability trumped even Android’s debut… all despite negligible American presence.Not bad for a smartphone operating system you’ve probably never heard of, is it? Expect 2011 to see a lot more bada phones: this is the little smartphone OS that could.Read more at GigaOMlast_img read more

Geek Answers How do antioxidants work

first_imgThey’re in virtually every health food on the market, packed into berries and supplements of all kinds and jacking up the prices of seemingly mundane food items. Eating them as much as possible is supposed to provide better overall health, greater levels of energy, and even an extended our lifespan. But do you really know what antioxidants do?In a broad sense, antioxidants work to prevent one major cause of damage to cells. As the name implies, they resist the action of molecules known as oxidants — those substances that oxidize other molecules, or steal away an electron. Most oxidants are quite weak and only take electrons that are readily available. Some, however, are very strong and can rip electrons away from molecules that need them to function properly. This can lead to a chain reaction of electron stealing that will eventually cause a molecule to be destroyed.The antioxidant can lose an electron to this radical without becoming unstable.An antioxidant is any molecule which can stop that chain reaction. For the most part, they are just molecules that can be stable in either of two distinct electronic states — one before oxidation, and one after. This means that the oxidant is neutralized without creating another dangerous molecule in the process. The most advanced antioxidants are structured so that, after neutralizing a dangerous molecule, their shapes change to make them much easier to excrete. This means they only stay in the body until their job is done.The main source of dangerous oxidants is the cell’s own natural process of respiration. When using oxygen as a driver of cellular respiration, oxygen atoms can occasionally be modified incorrectly, leaving the process not as harmless H2O, but as so-called Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS), like peroxides. These are very strong oxidants. In a healthy body these are created at a fairly predictable rate, and the body’s own antioxidants tend to be enough to keep them in mostly check.However, oxidants can be created in much higher volumes if there is some problem with the cell respiration process, or in the presence of some outside pressure like a chemical contaminant. In these cases, dietary antioxidant supplements can be very helpful. Too-high levels of ROS can cause major damage to DNA and other vital cellular organs, causing everything from depressed function to cancer to cell death.Foods high in antioxidants.There is little hard evidence about just how effective it is to take antioxidants without such an excess of oxidants in need of resistance, however. Those who need help fighting unusual circumstances, whether that circumstance is a virus or a contaminant or a genetic predisposition, can certainly benefit from some help fighting the good molecular fight. Those producing normal levels of ROS, however, derive far less benefit from them. An antioxidant is only as good as the oxidant it neutralizes, so an excess of countermeasures would seem to provide little benefit.Still, there is some evidence to suggest that regular intake of antioxidants is good for overall health — though that could easily be due to the fact that the molecules are almost always present in health foods. Extricating the effects of dietary antioxidants from the effects of the generally nutritious molecules that are taken in along with them is difficult. While the claims made by health food labels are often downright outrageous, foods rich in antioxidants are a strong part of a healthy, well-rounded diet.last_img read more

10 years in prison will not ease our pain man jailed for

first_img The scene of the crashNote: This article contains video footage some may find upsettingA 30-YEAR-OLD lorry driver has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for killing four members of the same family in a road accident after becoming distracted by the music on his phone.Tomasz Kroker, of Andover, Hampshire, had pleaded guilty to four counts of causing death by dangerous driving earlier this month.Kroker had been driving a lorry and was changing the music on his phone when he smashed into a stationary line of traffic on the A34 road near Newbury in Berkshire, England, at about 5pm on the 10 August.He had been distracted from the road for nearly a minute and had covered one kilometre in his vehicle, as evidenced by the two dashcams in the truck – one facing the road and the other facing Kroker. Tomasz Kroker Source: Thames Valley PoliceSpeaking outside court, Aimee Goldsmith’s mother Kate made a highly emotional statement about the loss her family has suffered:“Today Tomasz Kroker has been sentenced for killing much-loved members of our family,” she said. Screenshot of the dashcam footage showing a distracted Kroker in the seconds before he hit the stationary cars Source: Thames Valley Police Monday 31 Oct 2016, 4:16 PM “10 years in prison will not ease our pain” – man jailed for killing four with truck while changing music on his phone Tomasz Kroker had been distracted for almost a full minute before the impact, dashcam footage from his lorry showed. 40,812 Views Mr Kroker made the decision to change the music on his phone while driving a lorry at 50 mph. Share272 Tweet Email Oct 31st 2016, 4:16 PM A sentence of 10 years in prison will not ease our pain and suffering, nor will it send a strong enough message to those who lack the self-restraint to not use their mobile phones while driving. However, in our eyes the sentence does not do justice to the crimes committed.center_img By Cianan Brennan Collision Source: Thames Valley Police/YouTube45-year-old Tracy Houghton, her two sons Josh (11) and Ethan (13), and her step-daughter Aimee Goldsmith (11) all died almost instantly in the impact.Five further people were injured in the collision, while Aimee’s father and brother were in the car directly behind that in which their family members died.When the truck hit them the car driven by Tracy Houghton was forced beneath a stationary lorry and crushed to one third of its normal size.Footage shown in court today showed Kroker’s look of horror just before the impact between his lorry and the stationary vehicles. Kate Goldsmith making her statement outside Reading Crown Court today Source: PA Wire/PA Images“This was not just a tragic accident, but a death caused by Kroker’s inattention and distraction,” said Gavin Hernandez, district crown prosecutor for Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service.The slow-moving vehicles were clearly visible to Kroker for a considerable time, and the three lorries were stationary for 16 seconds prior to the collision, but Kroker was oblivious to the approaching danger.Kroker had initially claimed that his brakes had failed, but changed his story when confronted with the dashcam footage from his truck.“It is unimaginable to think of the emotional impact that this incident will have on the man and teenage boy, who witnessed, at close range, the deaths of four members of their own family,” Hernandez added.Read: British man accused of murdering two women was ‘sexually assaulted’ at schoolRead: ‘We will not surrender’: Outrage as editor of Turkish newspaper arrested Short URL We urge you to make a personal commitment not to use a mobile phone while driving, and make our roads safer for everyone. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 35 Comments Today’s outcome must serve as a reminder to us all of our responsibilities  every time we drive, and that the decisions we make can be fatal. Our children lost their lives because of the reckless actions of Tomasz Kroker, but we are not the only family to have suffered due to what is perceived by many as a minor and inconsequential crime, a crime that takes place on our roads every day.last_img read more

Democratic senators cite importance of FBI investigation of Kavanaugh

first_imgMinutes after the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to forward Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination to the full Senate, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., took to the floor.Murray spoke to the weight of Thursday’s testimony by Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault. “It was gutting,” she said.Murray said she, like millions across the United States, watched the hearing with tears in her eyes.“The memories she recounted — the memories she will never forget — were heartbreaking. The living room. The stairs. The bedroom. The music turned up loud. The bed. Brett Kavanaugh — drunk and on top of her. The feeling she had when he covered her mouth to stop her from screaming. The raucous laughter between Brett Kavanaugh and Mark Judge,” Murray recalled. “Dr. Ford spoke for herself, but she was channeling the voices of millions of women and survivors across the country who are too often ignored, interrupted, bullied, or swept aside.”The veteran senator implored her colleagues to ask for an investigation into Ford’s allegations and the allegations of at least two other women. A few hours later, President Donald Trump announced that he ordered the FBI to conduct a supplemental investigation to span no more than one week.“I’m glad the Senate delayed a vote on Judge Kavanaugh. It’s important that we have an FBI investigation,” said Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash. “Even if it takes more than a week, the Senate must get the information it needs. We want the United States Senate to be an institution that takes these accusations seriously and has a nonpartisan way to get to the truth in this matter.”last_img read more

Ordinance passed to allow 5 million from CDB for Turks and Caicos

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 06 Jan 2015 – Even though the Turks and Caicos is eligible to borrow as much as $100 million from the Caribbean Development Bank, the country will only be able to tap into 5% of that – $5 million dollars thanks to a new law. In the latest Gazette, it is outlined that government approved that the Turks and Caicos can borrow up to $5 million dollars from the CDB at a rate of 2.9% and that the amount borrowed would have to be repaid in five years. Recently the Turks and Caicos Minister of Finance, Hon Washington Misick was joined by CDB Director of Economics, Dr. Justin Ram who said the up to $100 million dollars which the TCI is eligible to borrow will come at an interest rate of 2% and will be for a diversity of works. This loan from the CDB is supported by the PNP Administration as Minister Misick said the technical assistance the CDB offers in this process is what makes them the better bank from which to borrow. The maximum $5 million dollars from the CDB would be for a so called, ‘Policy Reform Programme’. Preview of Budget reveals salary hikes, millions is saving with retired of UK bail out loan Cabinet Ministers get to spend more, CFO stays on the job Related Items:cdb, Dr. Justin Ram, washington misick Recommended for you TCIG & CDB INTRODUCES CJET Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Kazuo Okada files estafa charges against son wife and former coworkers

first_imgJapanese gaming mogul Kazuo Okada has filed theft and estafa charges against current and former executives of Universal Entertainment Corp and its subsidiary Tiger Resort Leisure Entertainment Inc (TRLEI) for conspiring to remove him from the company.Okada’s lawyers revealed details of the complaint in an email to media on Saturday, with the accused including his son Tomohiro Okada, estranged wife Takako Okada and Universal President Jun Fujimoto plus Kenshi Asano, Steve Wolstenholme, Antonio Cojuangco, Manuel Lazaro, Reynaldo David, Yoshinao Negishi, Kenji Sugiyama and Michelle Lazaro. New Chief Executive vows to protect Macau’s gaming and tourism industry from harm The Okada complaint, filed before the Office of the City Prosecutor of Paranaque, alleges the group “conspired together to willfully, unlawfully and feloniously seize his ownership rights and interest in TRLEI without his consent.”Okada is currently fighting accusations of estafa filed against himself and former TRLEI President and COO Takahiro Tsui accusing the duo of misappropriating company funds by receiving almost US$3.2 million in wages and fees from TRLEI without board approval. TRLEI is the operating entity of Entertainment City integrated resort Okada Manila. 181 Chinese nationals arrested in dispute over POGO accreditation status RelatedPosts Load More Lack of premium mass strategy begs questions of SJM’s Grand Lisboa Palace launch: analystslast_img read more

National minimum wage rises to £695

first_imgThe national minimum wage has increased from £6.70 to £6.95 an hour for employees aged 21-24 years old.The higher national minimum wage rates, which came into effect on 1 October 2016, include a 25p increase for 21-24 year olds and 18-20 year olds, a 13p rise for 16-17 year olds, and a 10p increase for apprentices.The national minimum wage now stands at £5.55 an hour for staff aged 18-20 years old, £4 an hour for 16-17 year olds, and £3.40 for apprentices.The national living wage rate of £7.20 an hour applies to employees aged 25 and over.Greg Clark, business secretary, said: “The government promised to create an economy that works for all and today’s increase means our lowest paid workers will benefit from their largest pay rise since the recession. This will make a real difference to hardworking people up and down the country and means for the vast majority of workers, the national minimum wage is at its highest level in real terms.”Guy Stallard, director at KPMG UK, said: “It is important we tackle the issue of low wages for the younger generation, and this is a good first step towards achieving this. Low pay blights the prospects of the young and more than two thirds (72%) of 18-21 year olds earn less than the voluntary living wage (paid at £8.25 nationally and £9.40 within London). This lack of financial freedom means those finishing school and university cannot fly the nest and gain the independence other generations have enjoyed, despite being in employment.“As employers we can take active steps to address this, by paying the voluntary living wage. This also delivers real and tangible business benefits. In our own firm it has improved staff morale and driven a rise in service standards, improved the retention of staff and increased our productivity.“It may not be possible or practical for everyone, but all organisations need to do what they can to address the problem of low pay. Of course, change cannot happen instantly, but making an initial assessment is an important first step.”last_img read more

Senate Panel Discusses Campus Free Speech Provisions

first_img Share CREDIT RYAN POPPEDenise Trauth, president of Texas State University.Lawmakers asked Denise Trauth, president of Texas State University, to testify about the university’s policies when it comes to free speech rights of students or their invited guests.Trauth told lawmakers their biggest challenge is protecting the free speech of all recognized student groups while ensuring their personal safety.“We live in a divided country, so it should not be a surprise that our campuses are divided,” Trauth said. “Our challenge is to create a learning environment that is simultaneously supportive and inclusive but also protective of what some find unpopular and even offensive expression.”The hearing follows a recent federal lawsuit filed by the Young Conservatives group against the Lone Star College System. The suit contends the school system refused to recognize the Young Conservatives as a student group, which meant they couldn’t invite guest speakers and its members couldn’t make on-campus speeches.Ryan Poppe can be reached at or on Twitter @RyanPoppe1 RYAN POPPE/ Texas Public RadioSenate State Affairs Committee at Texas State University.One of the issues state lawmakers are examining ahead of the 2019 legislative session is whether or not the free speech of students on state college campuses is being protected. And that was exactly what members of the Senate State Affairs Committee asked campus presidents about during their panel discussion at Texas State University.When a speech by State Rep. Briscoe Cain at Texas Southern University in Houston was canceled because of protests, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick decided the issue of protecting free speech on state college campuses needed to be more carefully examined.CREDIT RYAN POPPEState Sen. Joan Huffman, chair of the Senate State Affairs Committee.Committee chairwoman State Sen. Joan Huffman highlighted the importance of the issue and the need for a possible legislative fix during her opening remarks.“We are seeing far too many incidents where faculty — perhaps students — have moved to limit speech when they don’t like what the other people are saying, and we need to put an end to that,” Huffman said.Brantley Star with the Texas attorney general’s office said not all unpopular or offensive speech is protected speech. Star pointed to the case of a former Texas A&M student who had scheduled to have the white nationalist leader Richard Spencer speak on campus.“A&M refused the permit, and their expressed basis for doing so was the risk to life and safety,” Star said.The speech and rally were to take place immediately following a violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, where one person died.last_img read more

Tetris theme played on the Ocarina of Time

first_imgSome things just go great together; like peanut butter and jelly for example, or brats and mustard, or how about and Tetris and the Legend of Zelda?Wait a moment. Let’s review that last pairing again.YouTube contributor Oliver Taylor recently spent his holiday becoming very proficient at playing the ocarina, the mystical musical instrument from the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, on the Nintendo 64. In one of his latest video offerings, Oliver showed off his mad ocarina skills that he picked up during vacation by playing the easily recognizable theme to Tetris.Sure the whole Tetris/Zelda crossover may not exactly make sense, but there is something definitely pleasing about Oliver’s performance while also being eerie and haunting at the same time.Might I suggest for you next tune Oliver something a little more upbeat. How about the theme to Metal Gear Solid?via The Daily What.last_img read more

3 Tech Startups at CES That Are Looking to Up Your Fun

first_imgJanuary 8, 2015 3 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globalcenter_img LAS VEGAS – Starting and growing a business is tough work. But even the most successful entrepreneurs and professionals need to cut loose and have some fun every now and then. This belief isn’t lost on many of the tech startups that are exhibiting here at the Consumer Electronics Show.Here are three new products that aim to get people doing something other than the usual grind.1. Laser tag turned up a notch.Startup LyteShot’s goal is to create live-action gaming that’s more practical than laser tag and more interactive than firing off Nerf guns at each other. It’s essentially a simple system of wireless toy guns and sensors that players wear: You shoot at someone on the opposite team, for instance, and the sensors detect the infrared “shot.” Information is then sent to an app via Bluetooth that registers and tracks the damage caused by each shot.Related: A Watch That Shoots Lasers? Yes, Please.Kind of awesome, right? The folks at LyteShot hope hobbyists and others will use their open platform to develop their own games and equipment.Here, take a look:2. Why walk when you can IO Hawk?Remember the Segway? Remember how geeky people looked riding them? One startup has taken the fun and practical features of the Segway and made something way more socially acceptable.Meet the IO Hawk. It’s sort of like a motorized skateboard, except you stand with your feet side-by-side instead of one in front of the other. Just step on and lean slightly forward or backward to get it moving. You will probably require a few minutes of practice to get your balance just right.The IO Hawk can be used in an office or even to get around town. It weighs a little more than 20 pounds, so it’s not super lightweight (did you see those chunky tires?) but also not unmanageably heavy.Related: Your Snowboard Is About to Get SmarterThey’re also not inexpensive. There are three versions — red, white and black — and each will run you $1,800.For a closer look, check out the demo by our friends at CNET.3. The coolest ‘paper’ airplane you’ve ever seen.If only the traditional paper airplane that we all love could be more durable and a lot more high-tech. Bret Gould and serial inventor Christopher Hawker — the entrepreneur whose company, Trident Design, was behind the industrial design of The Coolest cooler, which went on to become the most-funded Kickstarter campaign — has made that dream an awesomely fun reality.Here’s the Carbon Flyer, a “paper” airplane made of carbon fiber, so it’s super durable, and equipped with dual built-in propellers.You have to see it in action:It’s controlled via an app on your smartphone and can fly up to 80 yards before losing its Bluetooth connection. Gould told me that the team is already working on a 2.0 version that’s powered by peer-to-peer communication, which should significantly increase the distance the Flyer can fly without losing communication with your phone.There are a few days left on the Carbon Flyer Indiegogo campaign. It’s already raised more than $260,000, well above its $50,000 goal. It’s no wonder — it’s very cool.Related: The ‘Paper’ Airplane to Rule Them All Register Now »last_img read more

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first_img Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. to expand analysis capabilities of… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | August 13, 2009 NovaRIS/PACS Integrated to Improve Reading, Scheduling News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more Related Content News | Enterprise Imaging | June 27, 2019 Ambra Health Announces Integration With Box Ambra Health announced an integration with Box to enable the sharing of medical imaging directly from within Box’s… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | PACS | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu read more Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more August 13, 2009 – With advancements including rapid scroll speeds, series hanging protocols, rapid viewing of huge data sets, new transcription module, floor – ER – OP scheduler, and preliminary listening of reports by referring physicians, NovaRad’s NovaRIS/NovaPACS 7.1 combined radiology system is now available to help hospitals, imaging centers and clinics improve reading and scheduling efficiencies to increase productivity. The company is featuring v.7.1 at AHRA in booth 849 and 851. NovaRad’s NovaRIS received the highest overall performance score in the RIS community hospital market segment of the 2009 KLAS “The Revival of RIS” report. In addition to its position in “The Revival of RIS” report, NovaRIS received a “Category Leader” designation in the Community Radiology category of the 2008 “Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Professional Services” released in December, see Featuring voice recognition and transcription, NovaRIS generates reports, measures profitability and facilitates paperless management of patient records with:- HIPAA logging- HL7 interfaces- Electronic signature for radiologists- Audit trail- Seamless integration with NovaPACS or other third-party PACS or HISNew in NovaPACS:- Comparative and single study display enabling two different hanging protocols for any study when it is being viewed alone or with another comparative study.- Easy click and re-click process that enables viewing of one series in full screen and then returning back to view the hanging protocol that was last used.- Series start in a cine, MPR or other advanced format.- Study duplication to ease manipulation and viewing in different windows or levels.- Customizable series display settings enable the radiologist to designate a step-by-step image workflow according to their reading preference.- Zoom to Fill and Zoom to Fit options enabling images to occupy the entire available viewing area.The combined RIS/PACS system is web-based and runs on the same open source platform to ensure seamless integration and help speed installation. The combined system is also available in Spanish and through an ASP model.NovaPACS is a complete, turnkey PACS offering fast image retrieval, full-feature viewer with intuitive interface, and 7-year on-site archive with off site emergency back up. Full screen viewing, easy to use menus and mouse-based functions are available to help enhance efficiency and referring physicians have complete access to images and reports from any computer. Combined with NovaPACS is NovaRIS, the administrative solution that generates reports, measures profitability and facilitates paperless management of patient records.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 | PACS | June 26, 2019 Mini-PACS Solution for Image Management and Workflow Optimization ImageGrid Mini is a feature-rich, reliable and cost-effective image management and workflow optimization solution, pr read morelast_img read more

Personal Travel Managers Photo Competition a Win for Global Charity

first_imgSource = TravelManagers Australia Personal Travel Manager’s photo competition a win for Global CharityIn August last year, TravelManagers wrapped up their annual conference by announcing a new, long-term charity partnership with Singapore-based global charity, Buy1GIVE1 (B1G1).TravelManagers made an initial donation of $5,000 to provide support for six different projects: an Aboriginal project for children, a project for Cambodian children, a shelter project in South Africa, a tree planting project in Sumatra for endangered orangutans, a project to support woman in Bangladesh to start small businesses and a project to provide fresh water for Ethiopian villages.TravelManagers has encouraged its personal travel managers (PTMs) in becoming involved in giving to B1G1 on a personal level.  Sue Kuti, representative for Randwick in NSW, is one PTM who has taken this initiative seriously.“When I was in Eastern Africa, the group I was travelling with really wanted to support the local school that we visited and some of my clients even gave up their hot air balloon trip to donate to this cause.  But after much research, I didn’t feel comfortable with handing over more money to someone I knew very little about.  What I like about B1G1 is that they have scrutinised the projects that they support, and I can choose whichever project I want to support.”Kuti has been organising and running personally-guided small group tours for ten years, and many of her clients are keen photographers.  A few years ago, she held a photo competition which proved highly popular, with many clients asking for a repeat.  She was happy to oblige, but this time she made the event a fundraising evening for B1G1.“I invited clients to submit their favourite travel photos for the competition and charged them an entry fee.  I then created a shortlist of fifteen photos from which my clients selected the winners.  We awarded prizes for Best Photo and People’s Award, and I also gave away random door prizes.”During the evening, Kuti also ran a guessing competition where she exhibited ten of her own travel photos and charged clients an entry fee to guess the locations.  The client with the most correct answers won a prize.As well as the photo competitions, Kuti handed out envelopes inviting clients to make a contributions either in cash or by credit card and was amazed at the response.  The evening was such a success, raising just under $1000 for B1G1 that she has resolved to make it a biennial event.TravelManagers’ Executive General Manager, Michael Gazal, believes businesses like Kuti’s are the perfect fit for B1G1 and says there is a huge level of excitement within the company about this recently-created partnership.“We want to be able to give to B1G1 projects every day, not just once a year.  TravelManagers’ culture is all about family and mutual support so the ability to support B1G1 by providing day-to-day backing to people in need really resonates with us.”last_img read more

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