Smile Cookie fundraiser to benefit NGH

Tim Hortons Smile Cookies are back to help Norfolk General Hospital in its  pursuit of a new CT scanner.The Norfolk General Hospital Foundation Year of the Cat 2.0 Campaign is one of the 550 Canadian charities, hospitals and community programs supported through the annual Smile Cookie campaign.For one week, from Sept. 16 to 22, Tim Hortons restaurant owners donate $1 from every purchase of a freshly baked chocolate chunk Smile Cookie to support charities in their community.“This is just awesome,” said Jennifer White, NGH Foundation director.“The foundation is so grateful to Tim Hortons store owners in Norfolk County who have chosen to support the Year of the Cat 2.0 Campaign through Smile Cookie sales.“We are even more grateful to Tim Horton customers who enjoy thousands of Smile Cookies each year. We truly live in a generous community that truly cares about its hospital and our ability to provide the best care possible.”The foundation is seeking funds for a new 128-slice computed tomography unit to replace the current one that has been in service since 2006.The hospital says the unit is its most important diagnostic imaging tool. The new unit will produce sharper images, allowing radiologists to better diagnose patients.“It’s such a pleasure to partner with the NGH Foundation,” said Grant Nelson, Simcoe Tim Hortons restaurant owner. “Our local hospital does such impactful work in Norfolk and area.” read more

UN police hold suspect in connection with murder of local official in

The polling on Saturday “proceeded without any incidents of election-related violence,” but on Sunday, the calm was shattered when the President of the Municipal Assembly in Suhareke/Suva Reka, Uke Bytici, and two other people were shot dead in that municipality.“UN Police have a suspect in custody and are continuing their investigation into the killings,” spokesman Fred Eckhard told reporters in New York. “At this time, it is unclear whether the killings were politically motivated, or whether any other people besides the suspect in custody were involved.”The Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Kosovo, Michael Steiner, on Sunday denounced the killings as “an appalling act of calculated murder,” and extended his condolences to President Ibrahim Rugova. Early returns from Kosovo’s municipal elections show that an estimated 54 per cent of all registered voters, including nearly 58 percent of people voting inside the province itself, cast ballots. Final results are expected by 2 November. read more

Ohio State mens track distance team to get a boost for 201415

The Ohio State men’s track and field team recruited a distance-heavy class for the 2014-15 season, as five of the seven members are expected to make an impact in long interval events.Associate head coach Brice Allen said the coaching staff started its search looking “from the inside out.” They first looked in the Midwest and then moved to a more national level to find the right fit for the program. Allen said the staff was interested in finding runners who were not only gaining top 10 marks in their class, but men that could perform in multiple events.All seven recruits who signed to join the Buckeyes next fall are from the Midwest, six of which are from Ohio.“Primarily, we are looking for top 10 recruits in the country,” Allen said. “The class as a whole, we got them close to home and they are top 10 in the country.”The coaches recruited distance heavy because they were looking for runners that could not only make an impact in track but in cross-country as well.Five are set to join the distance program at OSU. These athletes are slated to compete in three seasons: cross-country, indoor track and outdoor track.Kevin Blank, Solon, OhioClayton Bowie, IndianapolisNick Elswick, Chardon, OhioMitch Leitch, ColumbusJake Mandel, ColumbusAll five of the distance runners coming in placed within the top 10 at their state track meets in 2013. The staff expects that same success when the runners compete next fall.“They need to make an impact their freshman year but in the realms of being freshmen,” Allen said. “We are hopeful that all seven of these guys will have a national impact in their time here at Ohio State.”The other two recruits are sprinter/hurdler Davon Anderson from Cleveland and thrower Max Siepel from Avon Lake, Ohio.“Davon will give us needed depth in both the hurdles and sprints,” coach Ed Beathea said, according to a press release.Anderson was the 2013 South Carolina state champion in the 110-meter hurdles and runner up in 100 meter dash before moving to Glenville High School in Cleveland for his senior season. In 2012, he won the state championship in the 200-meter.Siepel placed fifth in the shot put at the 2013 Ohio High School Athletic Association Division I State Championships. Beathea said he is a “fierce competitor” and he is looking forward to Siepel’s development at OSU, according to the release.In 2013 and 2012, the team also recruited top 10 classes.Beathea said the coaching staff did a great job with recruiting once again this year, and the team has had “three years of successful recruiting at this level” and that “this class should rival (the) two previous years of top 10 recruiting classes.”The coaching staff is excited to have this group of seven men join the team and believe that ultimately they will be able to help the team win a Big Ten Championship.“The talent that these guys are bringing in will add to the quality of our workouts and in turn, add to the quality of our team performance,” Allen said. read more

Was Aaron Rodgers Trying To Game The Coin Flip

More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, our podcast where the hot sports takes of the week meet the numbers that prove them right or tear them down. On this week’s show (Jan. 19, 2016), ESPN writer Bill Barnwell joins us as we look at whether Aaron Rodgers and the Packers were cheated out of their NFL playoff game by the flip of a coin. We ask FiveThirtyEight writer Ben Lindbergh whether sabermetrics is making baseball coaches smarter. And we explore the brilliance of Australian college basketball player Ben Simmons. Plus, a Significant Digit on 17-year-old soccer star Mallory Pugh.Stream the episode by clicking the play button, or subscribe using one of the podcast clients we’ve linked to above. Links to what we discussed are here:Bill Barnwell on Packers coach Mike McCarthy’s hyper-conservative decision not to go for 2 points.An academic study on gaming the coin flip.Ben Lindbergh on how sabermetrics is making baseball coaches better.Significant Digit: 17. That’s the age of Mallory Pugh, the youngest woman ever to gain a professional soccer contract in the U.S.So, how good is Ben Simmons? Hot Takedown If you’re a fan of our podcasts, be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave a rating/review. That helps spread the word to other listeners. And get in touch by email, on Twitter or in the comments. Tell us what you think, send us hot takes to discuss and tell us why we’re wrong. read more

Football JT Barrett sets Ohio State passing yards record

Ohio State redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) throws a pass in the second quarter of the 2017 Ohio State-UNLV game on Sep. 23. Ohio State won 54- 21. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorDuring the second quarter of Saturday’s game against Rutgers, redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett claimed the Ohio State record for career passing yards, surpassing Art Schlichter with his 7,559th passing yard on a 13-yard pass to wide receiver Terry McLaurin. Ohio State currently leads 28-0.On a 37-yard rush in the first quarter, he became the first Ohio State player to reach 10,000 all-purpose yards, and the 10th player in the Big Ten to accomplish the feat.This Barrett’s 23rd program in three-plus seasons as the starting quarterback for Ohio State. Among the many Buckeye records Barrett owns, the three-time captain also holds the record for most touchdown passes (81) and 200-yard passing games (23), including today’s game in which he has two touchdown passes and has 212 passing yards.Against Army, Barrett set the Big Ten record for most touchdowns responsible for with his 107th career touchdown, surpassing former Purdue quarterback Drew Brees. He has since extended the record to 114. read more

Grand Theft Auto Vice City heading to iOS Android

first_imgBack in December last year Rockstar released Grand Theft Auto III on iOS and Android. It was the game’s first appearance on mobile devices and was generally well received even if the controls were a little limiting compared to the original. It joined the previously released GTA: Chinatown Wars which saw a release early in 2010.This year, Rockstar aims to please mobile gamers again and has announced that GTA: Vice City is also heading to iOS and Android devices soon.Originally released in October 2002, Vice City is set in the Miami of the 80’s. The re-release for mobile is actually a 10th anniversary celebration, so Rockstar is taking the opportunity to give it a proper update. That includes giving the graphics a HD makeover, releasing a new trailer, and including a load of artwork that has never been seen before from the original development of the game.If you have already played the game to death, Rockstar may be able to tempt you into purchasing some commemorative merchandise instead. They haven’t announced what that includes yet, but it will all appear on the Rockstar Warehouse online store once the game is available.The fact Rockstar is promoting Vice City now means the release can’t be too far off. It would be nice to see it appear before the end of October, which means they have until next Wednesday to get it on the App Store and Google Play. As for price, I’m hoping it’s no more than the $4.99 Grand Theft Auto III debuted for last year.More at Rockstarlast_img read more

Car Insurance Company Sniffs Facebook Posts To Set Customer Premiums

first_imgWhat you post on social media reveals a great deal about what kind of person you are. And now there’s an insurance company that wants to use those revelations to set prices.Admiral, one of Britain’s largest insurance companies, believes that their algorithms can tell whether or not customers are responsible drivers just by analyzing their Facebook posts. It’s all about word choice. According to an Admiral spokesperson who sat down with the Guardian, using words like always and never — which might indicate that you’re an overconfident person. That’s a red flag when it comes to driving.They’re not using what they find on Facebook to penalize customers or deny coverage. Instead, Admiral says that they’ll only use the data to offer discounts. Decent ones, too. Admiral’s customers can reportedly save up to $430 a year on their premiums by letting the company check our their Facebook activity.This might sound creepy to some, and there may be people out there who see it as an invasion of privacy. Admiral is quick to point out that the service — which they call firstcarquote — is an opt-in thing. They’re also trying to be as transparent and discrete as possible.Admiral doesn’t continuously track you once you’re on board, either. It’s a one-time thing, they say, and all they’re looking at are likes and posts. They don’t do any kind of analysis on photos or videos.For a teen who’s just received his or her license, the possibility of saving a few hundred dollars may be all the incentive they need to give Admiral access. It’s not like they have any driving history to prove that they’re responsible on the roads.Admiral says they’re blazing a trail with firstcarquote. They feel like it’s something that could transform the insurance industry, and they’re absolutely right. If it improves the bottom line for Admiral, it won’t be long before other insurers start turning to Facebook to assess their customers. I’m picturing companies that insure smartphones being very, very interested in doing something like this.last_img read more

Like the Ship Star Trek Discovery Takes Too Long to Get Where

first_imgStay on target ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ S2 Finale Recap: When No One Has Gone Before’Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 2, Ep 13 Recap: Tearful Preparations Well, they can’t all be bangers. After a tight, well-scripted first three episodes, the fourth entry in Star Trek: Discovery’s first season tries to do way too much with too little time. The bright side though, is that the mess is still unmistakably a Star Trek mess. The stories are all pure Trek at their core. If any one of them had been made the episode’s sole focus (or even just two of them for an a-plot and b-plot), this could have been an instant classic Trek episode. Even with the missed execution, there was still fun to be had here. And hey, though Burnham’s story’s payoff came a little too easy, it was satisfyingly Trek.The real problem here is that the writers tried to cram one too many stories into an hour. As a result, none of them got the attention they needed to make a great episode. Well, the two that held our interest didn’t get enough time. The Klingon arc is what really dragged the episode down. I get that the Klingons are going to be incredibly important to this series. And when Burnham and Voq eventually do meet again, it’s going to be a big moment. They need to spend time setting that up. But here, they spent too much time.Voq’s story could have easily been two scenes shorter, and still got the same message across. Voq has been stationary in space for months because he refuses to use the dilithium core from the destroyed Shenzhou. We’re told this in an incredibly long scene whose only purpose is to tell us that they ate Captain Georgiou. That alone seemed unnecessary. We’re already feeling cheated enough by the fact that Michelle Yeoh was featured heavily in the show’s marketing and barely made it two episodes in. Now they’re going out of their way to remind us that there’s no hope she’ll ever come back. Even Game of Thrones gave its big name star more time than that.Mary Chieffo (Photo via CBS)After Voq seemingly united the houses of Klingon under T’Kuvma, we learn that not everyone believes him to be the chosen leader. He’s betrayed by one of the Klingon lords and left to die on the Shenzhou. Well, he would be if T’Kuvma’s former second-in-command hadn’t stayed with him. She offers him a way to win the war and unite the Klingon’s under him. To accomplish it, he’ll have to sacrifice “everything.” While I’m definitely curious to see what that means, why did it take the bulk of an episode to get here? Is it because the Klingon language is so slow and methodical that their scenes take up more time? By spending too much time on a Klingon story that really isn’t that complicated, the show did a disservice to two possibly great Trek stories on the Discovery.What the show is trying to do with Captain Lorca is interesting. Since he’s not the main character of the show, he doesn’t have to be the good guy all the time. Not every Captain in Starfleet is Jean Luc Picard or even James Kirk. Some of them would certainly be more military minded. Just because you replace the Federation’s military with an exploratory fleet doesn’t mean the war hawks go away. Putting one in charge of a vessel full of scientists is a great idea, and could lead to some great stories and plenty of those philosophical debates we all love so much. To get there though, it has to treat its stories with more care than this. Lorca receives a distress call from a faraway base. They’re being attacked by Klingons. They’re the only ship with a drive capable of getting to the base before it’s destroyed. The problem is, they can’t jump that far and be certain of their destination. That is classic Trek right there. There’s a scientific problem, a time limit, and people with different interpretations of how to solve it. That’s a recipe for great TV.Rekha Sharma, Sonequa Martin-Green (Photo via Starz)At the same time, Burnham has been tasked with studying the creature from the third episode and finding out how to harness its Klingon-killing abilities for Starfleet. That’s less great, but it sets up another classic Trek storyline: The creature you perceived as a threat is more complex than you think. These two plots tie in together at the very end in a satisfying way. You can tell the writers behind this show know Star Trek. They know how this universe works, and what makes a good story. All the ingredients for a great episode are here. they just get the proportions wrong. Without enough time for either of the arcs on the Discovery to breathe, they’re reduced to cliches. They take too many shortcuts to be plausible, and as a result, what should be big epiphanies feel a little underwhelming. The way Lorca defeats the Klingon Birds of Prey is novel and cool, and pretty much what you hope for from a Star Trek battle. But since the show didn’t have any build-up to that moment, it was underwhelming.I (along with pretty much everyone else, it seems), am not too thrilled with the way Landry’s death was handled. She was given too little screen time for her death to have any emotional impact, and since her death didn’t affect Burnham’s arc at all, it was completely unnecessary. What made it worse was that it was caused by a sudden onset of stupidity. In the brief scenes we’d seen from her before, she seemed perfectly capable and intelligent. Then, without cause, she loses all of that and opens the containment door. Then, she tries to stun a creature known to shrug off kill shots. That was horror movie levels of stupid. We expect more from named characters on Star Trek. Well, unless they’re wearing red shirts. (Also, I don’t want to get into this aspect of it too much because I’m sure it wasn’t intentional, but yeah. When the first two major characters you kill off are both Asian women, that’s not a great look. Just FYI, CBS.)(Via CBS)I can’t call this episode bad, because it really wasn’t painful to watch. There are some real stinkers in Star Trek and Star Trek: The Next Generation (and Voyager, and Enterprise… Deep Space Nine is perfect). This episode wasn’t anywhere near as bad as the worst of those series. It just didn’t live up to the fantastic potential set up by the first three episodes. The most disappointing thing is that it’s so easy to see how it could have been great. Not every episode needs to move at a breakneck pace. This is Star Trek. It’s OK to slow down. It’s expected, even. There’s enough good in here that I’m confident we’ll be able to write this off as a growing pain. Especially since next week’s episode features Harry Mudd. That alone is promising. Also, though my love for Rent has diminished considerably since High School, seeing Anthony Rapp and Wilson Cruz as a futuristic couple on a starship is everything to me right now.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Akira Yanagimoto joins the Osaka city mayoral election race

first_imgOn 14 March, former city council member Akira Yanagimoto announced his candidacy for mayor of Osaka in the so-called “Osaka Double Election” scheduled for 7 April. The Nikkei reported that Yanagimoto was asked by the Liberal Democratic Party to run.Also representing the LDP in the Osaka gubernatorial election is Tadakazu Konishi, former vice-governor, to oppose the Ishin party’s duo whose main platform is the Osaka Metropolis plan. Huawei Japan joins Kansai Economic Federation with eye on World Expo 2025 and Osaka IR Yanagimoto told media groups in Osaka city, “I have decided to run for mayor. I hope that I can win and finally put an end to the Osaka Metropolis plan.”Yanagimoto, a former employee of Kansai Electric Power Co, Inc, first ran for office as a city council member in 1999. He served for five terms and is known as the vanguard of the Osaka Metropolis plan opposition.He lost to Hirofumi Yoshimura in the 2015 city mayoral election and originally planned to run for the LDP in the election of House of Councilors to represent Osaka. Instead, he will be facing off against Ichiro Matsui for mayor. Japan to conduct nationwide prefectural survey to confirm IR intentions RelatedPosts Osaka approves Yumeshima site for commercial development in latest IR move Load Morelast_img read more

BSE closes points 27113 up on Feb 12

first_imgBSE closes points 271.13 up on Feb 121.1K views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00BSE closes points 271.13 up on Feb 121.1K viewsBusinessNew Delhi, Feb 12 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 271.13 points up to stand at 28,805.10. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 84.15 points up to stand at 8,711.55. BF UTILITIES LTD. and INDIA CEMENTS were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 12.36% and 12.11% along with SPARC and MRF with an increase of 10.00% and 10.00% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include BANK INDIA and PMCFIN with a decrease of 5.92% and 4.97% along with RASOYA PROTEINS LTD. and FRL with a decrease of 4.76% and 4.54% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 280.59 points at 19,378.28 while the banking sector is up 208.23 points at 21,897.77 and the reality sector is up 22.00 points at 1,737.53. The Indian currency is up 0.03% at Rs 62.27 per dollar.Ventuno Web Player 4.50New Delhi, Feb 12 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 271.13 points up to stand at 28,805.10. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 84.15 points up to stand at 8,711.55. BF UTILITIES LTD. and INDIA CEMENTS were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 12.36% and 12.11% along with SPARC and MRF with an increase of 10.00% and 10.00% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include BANK INDIA and PMCFIN with a decrease of 5.92% and 4.97% along with RASOYA PROTEINS LTD. and FRL with a decrease of 4.76% and 4.54% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 280.59 points at 19,378.28 while the banking sector is up 208.23 points at 21,897.77 and the reality sector is up 22.00 points at 1,737.53. The Indian currency is up 0.03% at Rs 62.27 per dollar.last_img read more

Italian policeman injured in farright bookshop blast

first_img.A police explosives expert was seriously injured Sunday when a device placed outside a far-right bookshop in the central Italian city of Florence blew up, police said.The officer suffered serious injuries to a hand and an eye, city police chief Alberto Initmi told RaiNews24 television.Police called in an explosives team after a patrol spotted a suspicious package outside the bookshop, which has ties to a far-right group called Casa Pound.As the experts approached the package, the blast occurred, said investigators cited by the Italian news agency AGI. The device had been fitted with a timer, they added.Casa Pound first emerged in Rome in 2003. The movement now has several hundred members, who stage protests against the European Union (EU) and immigration.last_img

Accused by actress of groping old Bush apologises

first_imgFormer US President George HW Bush arrives on the field to do the coin toss ahead of the start of Super Bowl LI between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons in Houston, Texas, US. Reuters file photoFormer US President George H.W. Bush apologized through a spokesman on Wednesday for what an actress described as a sexual assault but which Bush said was intended as a friendly pat and a joke to put her at ease during a picture-taking session.Heather Lind, who starred in the AMC cable television network’s historical drama “Turn: Washington’s Spies,” accused Bush of groping her as they posed for photos together with his wife and others during a promotional event for the show in 2014.The allegation surfaced in an Instagram post from Lind featuring a photograph of Bush, 93, shaking hands with former President Barack Obama during an appearance of all five living former presidents at Saturday’s hurricane fund-raising benefit.In the post, Lind, 34, said that seeing that photo reminded her of her own meeting with the 41st president three years earlier, when, according to her, “he sexually assaulted me while I was posing for a similar photo.”“He didn’t shake my hand. He touched me from behind from his wheelchair with his wife Barbara Bush by his side,” Lind wrote. “He told me a dirty joke. And then, all the while being photographed, touched me again.”Lind said the former first lady “rolled her eyes as if to say, ‘not again.’”The Instagram post, since deleted, carried the “MeToo” social media hashtag spawned by the recent outpouring of sexual assault and sexual harassment accusations leveled against former Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein. Weinstein has denied engaging in non-consensual sex with anyone.Bush’s spokesman Jim McGrath, issued a statement in response to Lind’s post that sought to explain the former president’s behavior as an attempt to make light of social awkwardness posed by his own physical disability during photo sessions.Confined to a wheelchair, as Bush has been for about the past five years, “his arm falls on the lower waist of people with whom he take pictures,” McGrath said.“To try to put people at ease, the president routinely tells the same joke – and on occasion, he has patted women’s rears in what he intended to be a good-natured manner. Some have seen it as innocent; others clearly view it as inappropriate,” McGrath wrote. “To anyone he has offended, President Bush apologizes most sincerely.”Representatives for the actress were not immediately available for comment on the president’s response to her allegations, and it was not clear what prompted her to take down the Instagram post in question.last_img read more

The Lancehead is Razers Most Advanced Wireless Gaming Mouse Yet

first_imgStay on target Finally, Razer Is Making a Gamer ToasterGeek Pick: Razer Blade Stealth Is an Ultraportable Dream Gaming PC Razer is one of our favorite #brands when it comes to wide assortments of powerful and useful gaming computers and peripherals. But you don’t always need a super powerful laptop or a stolen monitor with three screens or a gamer smartwatch always set to 4:20. For a PC gamer, a humble and trusty mouse is an indispensable tool.Wireless mice are convenient and fine for everyday browsing or casual gaming. However, the inherently weaker connection they offer compared to a wired mouse can literally cost professional gamers thousands of dollars by messing up a game-winning shot. For, fortunately, Razer is providing a solution for you aspiring esports athletes wanting to cut the cord but not your winnings. The Lancehead is Razer’s most advanced wireless gaming mouse yet.Using what Razer calls “Adaptive Frequency Technology” the Lancehead ($140) stays synced and stable by seeking the clearest 2.4GHz connections it can before switching to anything weaker. That combined with a 5G laser, 16,000 DPI, 210 IPS tracking, and 50 G acceleration maintain accuracy and speed while avoiding lag.Along with this (hopefully) reliable connection, the Lancehead takes advantage of other Razer hardware and software features. Users can customize sensitivity and mechanical switches on the fly. Components should withstand 50 million clicks (or the average length of Korean StarCraft matches) no problem. On-board and cloud memory also lets players store their mouse settings online to access later through Razer Synapse and its upcoming Pro beta.If you still don’t trust wireless mice for your pro gaming, you can also opt for the Razer Lancehead Tournament Edition. This wired mouse tracks twice the inches per second for a little more than half the price at $80. Whichever version you pick, the Lancehead line of Razer gaming mice will be available everywhere by this June.last_img read more

VIDEO Dallas great Drew Pearson crushed booing Philly fans during blistering 2nd

first_img Advertisement He finished off by personally thanking Jerry Jones, Jason Garrett, and all Cowboys past and present, and gave a bow of respect to the fans. It was all in good fun, even if Eagles fans can’t take a joke.The Cowboys took Colorado cornerback Chidobe Awuzie with the pick, but that’s a footnote in this classic NFL Draft moment.How ’bout them Cowboys?Watch Pearson drop the MOAB on Philly: Former Cowboys Pro Bowl wide receiver, and Dallas Ring of Honor inductee, Drew Pearson was given the honor of announcing the Cowboys 2017 second round draft pick in front of a sea of angry Philly fans who have hated a every fiber of his being for the past 40 years.As commissioner Goodell introduced Pearson to the crowd, the boos from Eagles fans rained down like LeBron’s first game returning to Cleveland after “The Decision.”Pearson didn’t just sit there and take it, he gave it right back, times 10.First, he trolled Eagles fans for “allowing” him to have a career in the NFL, then continued the ethering by pointing out the Cowboys were 5-time Super Bowl champs.last_img read more

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first_img 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 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 The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., F read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… 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 | 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 Video Player is loading.Mark Ibrahim explains what EPs need from CT imagingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 5:23Loaded: 3.08%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -5:23 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Boone, a University of California-Davis medical physicist and professor of radiology, has been awarded a $2.88 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to further develop and research computed tomography (CT) to detect breast cancer.Boone is a pioneer in breast CT, working with a team of scientists and physicians for more than 15 years to develop the technology. His team has built four breast CT scanners, each with successive improvements in spatial resolution.The project, “Breast CT: Final Steps to Translation,” will involve 400 women who have been identified through standard-of-practice methods to have suspicious lesions that require breast biopsy.The study will make two comparisons. In the first, mammography will be compared to breast CT to determine which modality is better at detecting breast lesions that are ultimately proven to be cancerous. The study also will compare contrast-enhanced breast CT with contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In contrast-enhanced imaging, the patient is injected with a contrast agent, which helps distinguish vascular tumors, such as those in the breast.Boone said the goal of the first comparison is to evaluate if breast CT is a better screening method for detecting lesions that turn out to be malignant.“Because breast cancer can present as both soft tissue masses and as micro-calcifications, this means that our newest scanner needs to detect both better than digital mammography,” he said. “Only then will breast CT technology be able to improve breast cancer detection rates in women at normal risk for breast cancer.”The second comparison aims to demonstrate that breast CT with contrast is more efficient to examine the breast than MRI, taking less time for both the patient and for diagnostic evaluation by the radiologist.“If shown to be equivalent to contrast-enhanced breast MRI, contrast-enhanced breast CT would be a viable and far more cost-effective tool for imaging women with suspicious lesions,” Boone said. “This would likely reduce the negative biopsy rate and increase the positive predictive value of breast imaging in general.”More than 300 patients already have undergone breast CT at UC-Davis. Through a collaborative arrangement with the University of Pittsburgh, a UC-Davis-designed breast CT machine has been used to scan an additional 300 patients. The research team has published nearly 50 papers on breast CT in the past 15 years.“Our long-term goals are to show with our newest scanner that we can improve cancer detection rates in the screening population over that of mammography and tomosynthesis,” Boone said. “By increasing the performance of breast cancer screening in a practical and cost-efficient manner, we hope to move the standard-of-care to true 3-D breast imaging in order to improve care and increase survival in women with breast cancer, and importantly to also reduce over-treatment of women with benign findings.”In addition to Boone, co-investigators include Karen Lindfors, Shadi Aminololama-Shakeri and Tony Seibert, all of UC Davis, and Craig Abbey of UC Santa Barbara.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 News | May 07, 2015 NCI Funding Boosts Breast CT Scanning Research and Development UC-Davis research team evaluating breast CT’s cancer detection rates compared to mammography and MRI Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. 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Jetstar expands network with three new destinations

first_imgJetstar Asia CEO Bara Pasupathi said that the launch of the new routes is great news for travellers as a result strategic planning to support the growth of Jetstar Asia in these developing LCC markets.“Indonesia and Vietnam are two of the fastest growing economies in Southeast Asia and with the opening of their domestic aviation markets we’ve seen a growth in demand for new low fare travel opportunities,” said Mr Pasupathi.The new routes have been made possible through a combination of increased aircraft utilisation and small changes to the frequencies of Jetstar Asia’s services from Singapore to Hong Kong, Surabaya and Hangzhou with a total of five return services per week to move to support to the new routes to Palembang, Pekanbaru and Da Nang.The new services will be operated by Jetstar Asia’s 180-seat Airbus A320 aircraft. Fares will be available for purchase from 4 August 2015. Fly Jetstar Source = Jetstar Asia Jetstar Asia has announced it would bring its low fares services to more markets in Southeast Asia with direct flights to three new destinations in Indonesia and Vietnam.From late October, Jetstar Asia will launch direct flights from Singapore to Palembang and Pekanbaru in Sumatra, Indonesia and Da Nang in Vietnam to meet increased demand for low fares travel to these destinations.The two new routes from Singapore to Palembang and Pekanbaru will offer customers the choice of three direct services per week to each of the second and third largest cities in Sumatra from 29 October and 5 November respectively.The Minister of Tourism of Indonesia, Mr Arief Yahya was delighted with the launch of the new thrice-weekly services to Sumatra and a chance for local tourism to showcase wonderful Indonesia.“We are delighted to welcome the new routes between the two countries. Having more affordable flights from Singapore to Palembang and Pekanbaru will also mean greater convenience for travellers to explore the beauty and hospitality of the people of Sumatra,” said Mr Yahya.Da Nang, a popular tourist destination famous for its beaches and historical sites, will be Jetstar Asia’s second gateway into Vietnam after Ho Chi-Minh City, with three direct weekly services launching from 27 November.last_img read more

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first_imgIn no way shape or form did Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald have a bad year in 2013.The former No. 3 overall pick caught 10 touchdown passes for the first time since 2009 and led Arizona with 82 receptions to go along with 954 yards.The campaign earned him yet another Pro Bowl selection, the eighth of his esteemed career and seventh in as many years.However, as father time continues to creep up on the 30-year-old wideout, one NFL writer believes he’s still got plenty left in the tank. Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling This week,’s Mark Sessler listed his offensive candidates to bounce back with stellar 2014 seasons, and Fitzgerald found himself in the ‘Bound to Improve’ category.As Sessler sees it, the more comfortable Fitzgerald gets in Bruce Arians’ system, the more versatile he’ll be when it comes to moving across the line in different formations — as was the case for another Pro Bowl receiver.WR Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals: He hasn’t dialed up a 1,000-yard campaign since 2011 and might wind up elsewhere before long if Michael Floyd continues to evolve as a potential No. 1. While Fitzgerald’s explosiveness is trending downward, his cap number — an outrageous $23.6 million in 2015 — is set to explode. Still, the 30-year-old owns some of the finest hands in the league. Look for Bruce Arians to line Fitz up inside and out, mirroring Reggie Wayne’s 2012 role with the Colts. If he can stay healthy, he’s a logical pick to improve on last year’s 82-954-10 stat line. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retirescenter_img Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

Vanity Fair regrets extra limbs for Oprah Reese W

first_imgVanity Fair regrets extra limbs for Oprah, Reese Witherspoon NEW YORK, N.Y. – Social media sleuths had a field day Friday at the expense of Vanity Fair over what appeared to be digital manipulation of the magazine’s cover spread on Hollywood that lent what looked to some like a third leg for Reese Witherspoon and an extra hand for Oprah Winfrey.The magazine responded on Twitter with an apology for an “error” in regard to Winfrey. As for Witherspoon, Vanity Fair said the third leg was actually the lining of her dress.Vanity Fair did not use the “P” word — Photoshop — but said the Winfrey image will be updated on the magazine’s Web site.And then there’s James Franco, who was excluded from the annual celebration of top stars in Hollywood after accusations of sexual misconduct from five women surfaced.“We made a decision not to include James Franco on the Hollywood cover once we learned of the misconduct allegations against him,” the magazine said in a statement.Representatives for Franco did not immediately return an email request for comment Friday.This year’s issue, with photos shot by Annie Leibovitz, also features Nicole Kidman, Tom Hanks, Gal Gadot, Jessica Chastain, Robert De Niro, Michael B. Jordan and Claire Foy, among others.Winfrey and Witherspoon had some fun over the Twitter flurry, with Witherspoon tweeting at Winfrey: “Well…I guess everybody knows now…I have 3 legs. I hope you can still accept me for who I am. ??( and I will never apologize for snuggling @Oprah .. if you get the opportunity, I highly recommend it;)”To which Winfrey responded: “I accept your 3d leg. As I know you accept my 3d hand??????????????” by Leanne Italie, The Associated Press Posted Jan 26, 2018 10:39 am PDT Last Updated Jan 26, 2018 at 11:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

Respect the environment on Green Monday

first_imgThe forestry department on Thursday urged picnickers to respect the environment ahead of the Green Monday outing, which marks the start of the Lenten fasting period and traditionally people take to the fields.People are urged not to cut wild flowers and shrubs, as many of them are endemic and strictly protected.The department said visitors need to keep places clean and to collect all their garbage either by placing it in bins or taking it away with them.If garbage is left behind in plastic bags there is the danger that it will be scattered by stray dogs, cats and foxes, the announcement said.In some areas, pine trees are infected with a type of caterpillar that can cause skin problems.“The public should be particularly careful to avoid sitting down near infected trees and avoid coming into contact with the caterpillar.”Anyone who inadvertently comes into contact with the insect named the pine processionary (Thaumetopoea pityocampa) or its larvae, should seek medical attention.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoKelley Blue BookYou Won’t Believe How Affordable These Ford Car Models AreKelley Blue BookUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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