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October 17, 2019
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Former worker pleads guilty to helping inmate escape federal Alberta prison

first_imgRED DEER, Alta. – A former peace officer has admitted he helped an inmate escape from a federal prison in central Alberta.Peter Edgar pleaded guilty in Red Deer provincial court to permitting or assisting escape.He was charged following the 2015 escape of Sylvain Martin from Bowden Institution.Court heard Martin was serving a 10-year sentence for fraud when he fled from the prison’s minimum-security wing.Martin made his way to Calgary and then on to Quebec, where he was taken into custody.Following his arrest, Martin told police that while he was an inmate he developed a relationship with Edgar, who is 61.At the time, Edgar was working as a production supervisor with a Correctional Service of Canada program that provides incarcerated offenders with job-skills training.Court heard that Edgar provided Martin with a phone and $5,000 prior to his escape.While admitting to giving Martin the items, Edgar was adamant that he did not know Martin was planning to flee.Martin used the cash to get to Calgary using a taxi. Edgar later gave Martin $7,000 to get to Quebec.During their relationship, Edgar provided Martin with $100,000, court heard.Edgar was in the Caribbean at the time of the prison break and failed to notify authorities after learning about it through a phone call.He later flew to Quebec where he partied with Martin.Edgar took leave from his job in 2015 and never returned to work.Defence lawyer Robin Snider said a pre-sentence report is expected to take eight to 12 weeks to complete, after which a sentencing date is to be set.(RD News Now)last_img read more

October 12, 2019
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Serbian security figure fit to stand trial UN war crimes tribunal rules

The trial chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) ruled yesterday that Jovica Stanišić – who suffers from pouchitis, osteoporosis and kidney stones, and is being treated for deep depression – can stand trial along with his co-accused, Franko Simatović.The illnesses had prevented Mr. Stanišić from attending court and he had also refused to sign waivers from the hearings, and led to repeated delays in recent weeks.A majority of the ICTY trial chamber found that Mr. Stanišić’s “health condition is a factor that persistently interferes with the right to a fair and expeditious trial, warranting derogation from the right to be present in court.”They added that Mr. Stanišić is not the only person on trial and that Mr. Simatović “too is entitled to a fair and expeditious trial.”The ICTY ordered that a video-conference link be set up in its detention unit to allow Mr. Stanišić to follow the proceedings and see the witnesses at all times. A telephone line with the courtroom will also be installed to allow the defendant to communicate with his lawyers.Announcing their decision, the judges said it should not be seen as a permanent solution and Mr. Stanišić must attend court if he is able to do so.The two defendants are accused of having directed, organized, equipped, trained, armed and financed secret units of the Serbian state security apparatus which murdered, persecuted and deported Croats, Bosnian Muslims, Bosnian Croats and other non-Serb civilians from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia between 1991 and 1995. 9 April 2008The delayed war crimes trial of two former high-level officials with the Serbian secret service will start on Monday after the United Nations tribunal set up to deal with the worst crimes committed during the Balkan conflicts of the 1990s ruled that one of the men is now fit to stand trial. read more

October 8, 2019
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Shooting incident in Borella one person injured

A 32 year old man sustained injuries in the incident and was admitted to hospital. (Colombo Gazette) A shooting incident took place along Cotta Road in Borella this evening during which one person sustained injuries.The Police said that the gunmen had arrived on a motorcycle and carried out the shooting near the railway crossing.

October 3, 2019
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AESO could see record power usage over heat wave

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by News Staff Posted Jun 25, 2015 3:02 pm MDT AESO could see record power usage over heat wave With a heat wave over the next week, the Alberta Electric Systems Operator says power use will be going up significantly.“We are certainly anticipating that we could potentially hit a new record peak next week,” Dawn Delaney, external communications team lead for AESO said. “We have a very reliable grid here in Alberta and we have a very healthy fleet of generation currently available to us.”1,700 megawatts of new generation has been added to the grid this year, which equals about a 10 per cent increase.The daily temperatures are expected to rise into the middle of next week, alternating from the high 20s to the low 30s.Alberta’s grid is also part of a wider North American system, interconnecting with those of British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.Delaney says even if there’s problems caused by heat in other jurisdictions, Alberta should be fine.“We do have strong contingency plans in place that even during periods of high demand, we have a reliable grid,” she said.She added while conservation is always encouraged, there isn’t an urgent call at the time for the public to make bigger steps.“At this point, by no means are we issuing a public appeal,” she said. read more

October 2, 2019
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Security Council reaffirms peacebuilding as key element of UN postconflict assistance

In a statement presented by Heraldo Muñoz, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Chile, which holds the body’s January presidency, the Council recognized peacebuilding’s role as an “important element” of the UN’s efforts in post-conflict nations and reaffirmed that sustainable peace and security requires “an integrated sustained approach based on coherence among political, security and developmental approaches.”“The Security Council underscores that peacebuilding, in particular, institution building, the extension of State authority and the re-establishment of core public administration functions, requires sustained international and national attention, and financial and technical support in order to effectively build and sustain peace in countries emerging from conflict,” the statement declared.“When we look at the life of a conflict, we need to think of extending that attention to the pre-stage and the post-stage”, said Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson, as he introduced the Secretary-General’s latest report on peacebuilding in the aftermath of conflict. The upcoming review of the UN Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) will take place at a time of complex threats to peace, security and development, including the relapse into conflict in the Central African Republic and South Sudan, as well as the Ebola outbreak. He said he looked forward to the reviews of the Security Council and the Secretary-General, alongside the global study to assess progress in implementing resolution 1325 (2000) on women’s inclusion in post-conflict processes. Those reviews should be mutually reinforcing he stressed, adding that a solid commitment was needed from all sides for countries emerging from conflict. “This could make the difference between peace or continuing conflict for millions of people around the world,” he stated. “This is an opportunity the United Natons and Member States should not miss.”The PBC, an intergovernmental advisory body created in 2005 with a mandate to support peace efforts in countries emerging from conflict, plays a “unique role” in UN peacebuilding efforts, according to its website. Principally, it is tasked with bringing together all of the relevant actors, including international donors and financial institutions, national governments, troop contributing countries; marshalling resources and advising on and proposing integrated strategies for post-conflict peacebuilding and recovery and where appropriate, highlighting any gaps that threaten to undermine peace.Addressing the Council members, Ambassador Antonio de Aguiar Patriota, Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations and Chair of the Peacebuilding Commission, pointed to the vast swathe of crises afflicting nations around the globe as indicative of the need for “further sharpening the tools at the disposal of the United Nations with a view to preventing relapse into violent conflict.” “The crises in the Central African Republic, South Sudan and Libya, as well as the risks posed by the Ebola crisis, remind us that our response must be multifaceted, carefully sequenced and sustained over the long term,” Mr. de Aguiar Patriota told the Council Members. “Attention and support to nationally-owned and inclusive political, socio-economic development and institution-building processes should be prioritized,” he added.Nonetheless, he warned, peacebuilding is still being not granted “the sustained attention and commitment that is required by the international community to meet the complex and long-term challenges to sustainable peace.” In particular, he added, the implementation of peacebuilding was still being deprived of the critical financing mechanisms necessary for the fulfilment of its ambitions. “Early investment in peacebuilding activities, including security sector and justice reform as well as socio-economic development, is a necessary complement to political and security focused mandates,” Mr. de Aguiar Patriota continued. “The Commission will continue to support regional and national efforts aimed at catalysing greater international commitment to address this challenge.” read more

September 24, 2019
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Environmental study for Tia Maria copper project PFS filed for Zgounder silver

first_imgThe latest issue of International Mining Project News, out today, has reports on 16 prefeasibility studies, four feasibility studies, and 13 projects in development, two existing operations that are expanding, and four projects that have gone into production as well as many new appointments to new positions. The report covers 15 gold projects, six copper projects, three vanadium and rare earth projects, two phosphate, uranium and iron ore, and one diamond, silver and manganese projects. This fortnightly project watch is a great way of keeping up to date with your peers – other mining companies, other consultants or other engineering companies. These issues build into a global mine project overview. If you are a supplier – it is full of potential sales leads.YTC Resources recently placed an order with Gekko Systems to design, build, install and commission a robust polymetallic plant to recover gold, silver, lead and zinc. YTC’s Hera gold-base metal deposit is situated some 100 km southeast of Cobar and is hosted in Cobar Basin rocks. The region also boasts the mineral deposits at CSA, Peak Gold Mines and Endeavor.Southern Copper Corp (SCC), the largest copper producer in Peru and Mexico, has presented a new EIS to the Peruvian government for its $1 billion Tía María copper project, BNamericas reports. The company submitted the new study to Peru’s energy and mining ministry (MEM) after holding two public workshops with local communities last month.Maya Gold & Silver has announced that it has filed on SEDAR today the PFS for its Zgounder Silver Mine in Morocco. The results from the PFS demonstrate the economic viability of the Zgounder Mine based on the mineral reserves derived from resources that were outlined by GoldMinds Geoservices Inc. The PFS highlighted that a significant amount of inferred resources are present which have the potential to be converted to reserves with additional drilling, and there remains an excellent exploration potential to further expand the size of the existing mineral inventory.Intra Energy Corp (IEC) has announced that it has completed a maiden JORC Resource Estimate for the Kopakopa project within the North Rukuru EPL376/2013 tenement in northern Malawi. Total coal resources are now reported at 23.9 Mt comprising 3.5 Mt Measured, 4.9 Mt Indicated and 15.4 Mt Inferred category coal.last_img read more

September 21, 2019
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First BlackBerry 10 phone looks like a tiny PlayBook

first_imgBlackBerry World 2012 will be kicking off soon, and one device that will definitely be on display is RIM’s very first BlackBerry 10 phone. That’s it up above, and yes — it looks an awful lot like a diminutive PlayBook.The similarities are numerous, from the softly rounded corners and soft-touch material wrapping the case to the chromed BlackBerry logo on the back and silver physical buttons. In fact, apart from the SIM card slot in this picture you’d almost swear you were looking a PlayBook being held by a giant hand. The storage capacity and requisite cell phone imprinting are laid out as they are on RIM’s tablet, and the micro HDMI and USB ports are in the same spots, too. About the only thing that’s missing is the rapid charging port — but that’s not really a necessity on a phone.Specs for the BlackBerry 10 phone haven’t surfaced yet, so all that’s known for sure about the device is that it’s got 16GB of internal storage, rear and front-facing cameras, and micro HDMI output. This particular phone won’t ever go on sale to the general public. RIM is putting this first device into the hands of developers so that they can start preparing apps for the arrival of the first consumer device later this year. Expect to see something a little more stylish at that point — like the renders of the BlackBerry London that surfaced earlier this year.Other leaks have shown an all-touch BlackBerry phone with the more angular lines of the Porsche Design P9981. Whatever it ends up looking like, it’s going to be very interesting to see how well RIM can execute the QNX OS on a smaller screen.Update: We’ve now been told the developer unit features a 4.2″ 1280×768 dispaly, 1GB RAM, and is currently running PlayBook OS 2 — OTA updates to BlackBerry 10 OS will arrive as they’re ready.Read more at Crackberrylast_img read more

September 17, 2019
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City of San Diego considers plan to scrap library fines

first_img February 26, 2018 Sasha Foo, Sasha Foo 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The City of San Diego is considering a plan to eliminate overdue fees at its public libraries.Those in favor of the plan say it would be more cost-effective, and encourage patrons to renew the book, return it or else pay the cost of replacement to regain their library privileges.Mayor Kevin Faulconer said this new model would allow users to maintain access to library services, especially in areas where the need for library services is greatest.Under the current system, borrowers are fined 30 cents a day for overdue books.When fines are unpaid, patrons are not allowed to borrow any more materials. In the plan proposed by the City, borrowers would have more time to return the books. Instead of accruing more daily fees, the patron would have two months from the last due date to return the book.At 60 days, the account would go to the City Treasurer’s Office and the borrower would be required to pay the cost of replacing the book, before their library card becomes valid again.The director of the San Diego Public Library, Misty Jones said, “Overdue fines are creating unnecessary barriers to many of the people we’re trying to serve.”An analysis conducted by the Library found that the highest concentration of the public with overdue fines live in the lowest ranking socio-economic communities.Jones said putting the focus on book recovery instead of fines will be more cost-effective.Currently, the City of San Diego receives about $700,000 in overdue fines every year, but spends about a $1 million in staff time and materials to collect them.The plan must be approved by the San Diego City Council, and could be put into effect by July. City of San Diego considers plan to scrap library fines Posted: February 26, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

September 16, 2019
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Vancouver man suspected of vehicular homicide appears in court

first_imgA Vancouver man made his first court appearance Wednesday on suspicion of vehicular homicide and felony hit-and-run driving in connection with an October crash that killed his passenger.Clark County Superior Court Judge Rich Melnick set bail at $200,000 and appointed attorney David Kurtz to represent Christopher M. Aleo.Aleo, 31, was a driver involved in a crash on state Highway 500 shortly after 2 a.m. Oct. 13. Police said his car crashed head-on into a light pole at Northeast 54th Avenue and his passenger, Veronica L. Martin, 29, an acquaintance, died at the scene after suffering a severed aorta.After reportedly fleeing on foot, Aleo was detained by police a mile from the scene and questioned. He was treated at Southwest Washington Medical Center for a laceration on his knee and subsequently booked in jail on an unrelated felony warrant.Prosecutors did not immediately charge him in connection to the crash, as they were waiting for lab and autopsy results to return and on a follow-up investigation by state troopers.Aleo, who had since been released on the warrant, was arrested Tuesday.Deputy Prosecutor Julie Carmena said Wednesday that there was evidence Aleo had been consuming methamphetamine and marijuana prior to the crash. When asked by the judge the reason for the delay in charging him, Carmena said only that authorities did not have all the information in the case at the time but have since received follow-up information.last_img read more

September 14, 2019
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Dunleavy Restarts Gubernatorial Campaign

first_imgSenator Dunleavy suspended his campaign for Governor three months ago due to a non-life threatening medical condition that required an undetermined treatment and recovery. Individuals are limited to donating $500 per calendar year to campaigns. Like his fellow gubernatorial hopeful former Speaker of the House Mike Chenault, Dunleavy is currently a member of the Alaska State Legislature. Story as aired:Audio PlayerDorene-on-dunleavy-restarts-gubernatorial-campaign.mp3VmDorene-on-dunleavy-restarts-gubernatorial-campaign.mp300:00RPd Governor Bill Walker, who has announced his intention to run for a second term, can continue to receive campaign funds while the Legislature is in session. Alaska State Campaign finance law demands that their campaigns stop receiving checks the day the Legislature reconvenes for the Second Session on January 17th until such a time as the session is gaveled out. Senator Dunleavy says his top priorities include keeping Alaskans safe, balancing the budget, and protecting the PFD as envisioned by its founders. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Ultra conservative Republicans just got their wish granted, Senator Mike Dunleavy announced Thursday he is re-engaging his campaign for Governor, effective immediately. In a written statement, Dunleavy advised he has fully recovered from a efforts to address the atrial fibrillation and subsequent treatment for inflammation of the heart tissue he says caused serious fatigue.last_img read more

September 11, 2019
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THE MOVING WALL Buy A Commemorative Coin To Help Fund The Walls Visit

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Moving Wall Wilmington Limited Edition Commemorative Challenge Coins are in!Pick yours up by visiting Lou or Mike in the Veteran’s Affairs Office or call them at 978-694-2040. Coins will also be available at the Fourth of July Building during the Wall’s visit from July 26 to July 30.Each coin costs $10. Proceeds will offset costs incurred to bring The Moving Wall to Wilmington. The Wall is a half-size replica of the Washington, DC Vietnam Veterans Memorial and has been touring the country for more than 30 years. (NOTE: The above announcement is from Mike Champoux and was posted in the Moving Wall’s Facebook group.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedVIDEOS & PHOTOS: The Moving Wall Visits WilmingtonIn “Photo of the Day”Wilmington Recreation Department Selling Commemorative Bricks & Memorial Benches For Yentile FarmIn “Community”THE MOVING WALL: Lou Cimaglia Discusses The Moving Wall’s Upcoming VisitIn “Community”last_img read more

September 3, 2019
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JSC JDC exams begin 1 Nov

first_imgJSC, JDC exams to begin from 1 Nov. Prothom Alo File PhotoJunior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) examinations will begin on 1 November.The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education of Dhaka on Wednesday published a notice on its website in this regard.According to the schedule, the examinations will be continued till 18 November.The full schedule of the examinations can be found on the website.last_img

August 31, 2019
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Japan plans to build robot moon base by 2020

first_img(PhysOrg.com) — Believing that a moon base is essential for exploration of the solar system, Japan has recently announced plans to send humanoid robots to the moon to construct a robot lunar base. As part of the $2.2 billion project, the robots will begin surveying the moon around 2015, and then build the unmanned base near the moon’s South Pole by 2020. An illustration of Japan’s proposed robot moon base. Credit: JAXA. A Japanese government panel chaired by Katsuhiko Shirai, President of Waseda University, has developed a rough outline of the project. First, the robots, weighing about 660 pounds each, will begin by surveying the moon, taking images of the surface, collecting rocks, and returning the rocks to Earth via rocket for seismographic research. Later, robots will be sent to the moon to construct the lunar base for themselves.According to the government panel, the robots and the unmanned moon base will be powered by solar panels. The robots will be controlled from Earth, but will also have a high degree of autonomy that enables them to operate on their own to perform certain tasks. Ultimately, the base could serve as a starting point for future robot colonizers, and even human colonizers. © 2010 PhysOrg.com Citation: Japan plans to build robot moon base by 2020 (2010, May 28) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-05-japan-robot-moon-base.html Explore further More information: via: CNET United States plans to build lunar base This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

August 27, 2019
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first_img 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 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 Related Content 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 more Compressus provides the MEDxConnect System version 2.5,a suite of enterprise systems integration software that features a full integration with GE Centricity PACS and significant enhancements to the company’s comprehensive interoperability solutions package. The solution provides seamless connectivity across disparate HIS, RIS, PACS and related information systems and provides automated interoperability, enabling organizations with disparate multivendor system function as one virtual enterprise. MEDxConnect indexes, integrates and routes all relevant patient medical information in real time, increasing patient safety, improving physician productivity and supporting practice expansion. According to physicians using the system, the 2.5 release continues to improve access to critical patient information as referred to in a recent report in the Journal of Digital Imaging, which cites lack of access to pertinent clinical patient data may be a critical element that limits the accuracy of the radiologist’s diagnostic decision-making process. Supporting a thin client environment, the MEDxConnect version 2.5, offers full integration with GE Centricity PACS. Featuring a collaborative development and testing process, MEDxConnect is reportedly the only interoperability system integrated with GE Centricity. Compressus has also completed integrations with Philips iSite and Merge’s eFilm PACS.MEDxConnect version 2.5 also includes full integration with PowerScribe speech recognition software. The Addendum Enhancement feature builds on MEDxConnect’s single global Virtual Worklist solution that enables users to automatically pre-fetch all types of patient information, including historical and demographic data, prior reports and images, and physicians’ notes from disparate information and imaging systems, irrespective of vendor, and distribute it to the appropriate physicians in real-time. In addition to pre-fetching the user-configured number and type of studies and patient information, the System now also provides a list of other data that is available should the physician want it to make their read. Users now have the option to permanently attach this new data to the original study packet, ensuring that it is available for referring physicians or future reads. Other new features include the Order Management Module OM2 module, which automatically creates an electronic order in cases where there is no RIS. Needed for other systems in the Enterprise, such as VR, to acknowledge and process the exam packet, the OM2 now creates the order in HL7. The Study forward feature enables users to pass studies to specialists or colleagues for consultations. Previously, studies could not be forwarded or passed once they were claimed. Version 2.5 also expanded the ability for groups to customize routing and worklist rules through general, modality and subspecialty worklists. The enhanced ability to share studies, assures optimal sub-specialization and enhanced workflow. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | November 05, 2008 Enterprise System Integration Connects Disparate PACS, RIS 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 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 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 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 | 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 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 | 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 last_img read more

August 27, 2019
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first_img Technology | Artificial Intelligence | July 18, 2019 Paragon Biosciences Launches Qlarity Imaging to Advance FDA-cleared AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis System Paragon Biosciences LLC announced the launch of its seventh portfolio company, Qlarity Imaging LLC, which was founded… 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 | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 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 May 20, 2015 — Viztek debuted its new Exa Mammo Viewer at the upcoming Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) 2015 meeting. An extension of the Viztek Exa platform, which debuted at SIIM in 2014, the Exa Mammo Viewer leverages advanced technologies to bring the benefits of single workstation viewing and remote access for any 2-D or 3-D mammography study to the specialty of breast imaging.Using two technologies inherent in the Viztek Exa platform — true zero footprint (ZFP) viewing and server side rendering (SSR) — Viztek is delivering a mammography viewer with two unique advantages. The Viztek Exa Mammo Viewer displays full diagnostic-quality images from any modality, including digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), and enables radiologists to read, diagnose and compare breast images from any location within the department or offsite.In addition to showcasing the new Exa Mammo Viewer, Viztek will also participate in the panel discussion, “Digital Breast Tomosynthesis: Ready for PACS Prime Time?” The session will address the challenges of DBT viewing at a time when there is growing acceptance and adoption of the modality. The panelists will discuss infrastructure, integration, and standardization challenges posed by DBT, along with current solutions.For more information: www.viztek.net FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire. Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently expanded its breast imaging solutions with the launch of its… read more Related Content 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 Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more 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 20, 2015 Viztek to Showcase Advancements in Breast Imaging Exa Mammo Viewer displays full diagnostic-quality images for digital breast tomosynthesis News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systemslast_img read more

August 19, 2019
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Why Americans are saying yes to dental tourism in Costa Rica

first_imgWhen I look in the mirror and see my beautiful, straight white teeth, I know that I’m one of the lucky ones. I was born with excellent teeth. But the sad truth is that many of my friends and family have had lifelong struggles with their teeth. For some of the less affluent in my social circle, the sky-high price of dental care in the USA is putting the crimp on their lifestyle.It’s no secret that more than 74 million Americans have no dental coverage. In fact, the number of Americans without dental insurance is four times greater than those without medical insurance. For more than 182 million Americans, their dental insurance coverage is insufficient to meet their needs. Only 52.9% of adults over 65 have dental coverage. Even worse is that fact that people living without dental benefits are more likely to have extractions and dentures and suffer from gum disease. People without dental benefits report higher incidences of other illnesses, like heart disease, osteoporosis and diabetes.Those with dental insurance don’t seem to fare much better. Typical dental plans require a 50% copay for complicated and expensive procedures like crowns and bridges. If you already have a missing tooth, most dental plans won’t help you. The “missing tooth clause,” disqualifies patients from receiving a replacement tooth if the tooth was missing when you enrolled in the plan. Most dental plans limit coverage to a paltry $1,500 a year. When the average price of a dental implant and crown is more than $6,000, these dental plans aren’t much help for the average American.The inevitable result is that many with or without dental insurance postpone visits to the dentist because of the cost. Our overall health suffers because our oral health suffers, and our oral health suffers because of a decline in our overall health. It’s a medical-dental Catch 22.Even worse…the cost of dental care has been increasing at a faster pace than the cost of medical care overall. Between 2008 and 2012, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, dental care prices rose faster than most medical services. Only hospital services, nursing home care and adult day care services rose at higher rates than dental care.In 2007, when Patrick Goodness, a Wisconsin-based entrepreneur, went to a local dentist for a new crown, he was amazed at the exorbitant prices. As a relatively affluent 30-something marketing executive, he wondered how the average American could afford to pay for advanced dental care like dental crowns and implants. After a little research, he ran across some online forums that shared the stories of Americans who were traveling out of the country to save money on dental care. Some crossed the border into Mexico from Arizona, Texas and California. Some got on planes to reputable dental destinations like Costa Rica. Intrigued by the opportunity, he visited a slew of dental clinics in Mexico and Costa Rica and found that pricing, as promised, was much lower than their US counterparts. But something was missing: confidence. Without confidence, how many patients would travel to save money on dental care that might be of poor quality, unsafe or even dangerous?Ready to take a chance, Goodness moved his family with two small children to Costa Rica and began learning about the dental tourism industry in Costa Rica. A few years later, Goodness opened his namesake dental clinic in Costa Rica: Goodness Dental. His promise was simple: Come to Costa Rica and save money on high-quality dental care at an American-owned dental clinic. He did something that no other dental clinic had done before. He guaranteed his dental implants for life, and he put it in writing. Almost immediately, beleaguered Americans, looking for affordable dental care, flocked to Goodness Dental in Escazu, a suburb of the capital city of San José.Within one year, his small, two-chair, 450-square-foot practice grew into a four-chair, 4,000-square-foot facility with a cutting-edge radiology department, dental lab and, as Goodness tells it “a lavish reception area with free Wi-Fi and three big-screen TVs, a space big enough to fit the first clinic in it and still have room to spare.”Goodness learned the “ins and outs” of the dental business while working with other dental clinics in Costa Rica and built a business plan for a new type of clinic. He saw how most dental clinics in Costa Rica were getting it wrong, and he vowed to get it right. It didn’t hurt that Goodness was an American, marketing to Americans in a market of Costa Ricans who may not understand what makes Americans “tick.”“Costa Rica has heaps of average dental clinics,” says Goodness. “My goal was to build a truly great dental clinic that anticipated the needs of our American patients and offered them a highly attentive, patient service-centered experience.”That sounds great, but what does it really mean? Patients that walk into Goodness Dental are immediately greeted by the receptionist and offered a cup of gourmet coffee, tea, soda or water. While almost no patient waits for more than 15 minutes before meeting with a specialist, the waiting room is so inviting that most patients don’t mind sitting and chatting on the rich black leather sofas, pecking away on their smart phones while they sip their coffee.  Most patients arrive at the clinic, picked up at the airport or their hotel from a member of the Goodness Dental staff, their eyes glazed over with amazement as they step through the door. When I asked Goodness about the most common expression he sees as patients enter the clinic, he beamed and gestured expressively.“They all say the same thing when they arrive. ‘Wow!’ They just can’t believe that dental clinics like this actually exist,” Goodness says.The average age of patients choosing dental tourism at Goodness Dental is between 40-70, however a larger number of younger patients under 40 has begun to arrive, seeking dental implants and cosmetic dental treatments like crowns and veneers to counter decades of neglect and damage from skipping visits to the dentist in the USA. In fact, only 36% of American adults are expected to visit a dentist this year. The Kaiser Family Foundation claims that one in four American adults have untreated tooth decay. This is one of many reasons for the growing dental tourism industry that now tops $33 billion in annual revenues.Uncertainty is one of the primary reasons that people don’t visit the dentist. The fear of not knowing the costs for preventive care or a more serious developing dental problem, keeps many patients from receiving the care they desperately need. Finding out in advance how much you’ll have to pay out of your own pocket for dental work can be next to impossible. Most patients simply can’t afford any unplanned expenses, so they decide not to visit the dentist, further increasing the chances they’ll soon suffer from advanced dental decay and possible gingival disease.It was this lack of transparency with expensive dental treatments that inspired Goodness to launch his dental tourism clinic in Costa Rica. At Goodness Dental, patients receive a comprehensive treatment plan and pricing estimate from trained patient coordinators before they even purchase their airplane tickets. When patients arrive at the clinic, a full set of digital x-rays and CT scans are taken to help the team of specialists create a final treatment plan that the patient reviews prior to treatment.“The patient has complete understanding of treatment pricing and approves all treatments before we start our work,” says Goodness. “The patient benefits from our complete transparency in pricing, allowing them to budget and save for dental care prior to their arrival. No more guessing or fear about prices. This is why Goodness Dental is ranked as the number one dental clinic in Costa Rica.”Dental care in Costa Rica is a bargain when compared to U.S. dental rates. A single dental implant can cost as much as $4,000 to $6,000 in the USA. The same titanium implant is less than $975 in Costa Rica. A porcelain or zirconia dental crown in New York, Chicago or Denver can cost $1,500 to $2,500. At Goodness Dental in Costa Rica, this same crown can be fabricated and placed by a skilled prosthodontist for only $525. Patients seeking full mouth restorations or popular All on 4 dental implant procedures at companies like Clear Choice in the USA can spend upwards of $60,000. This same procedure in Costa Rica is 60% less, with most quotes for this procedure coming in around $25,000. There are some clinics that perform these procedures for even less, but patients need to be wary of such low-cost clinics, as they often cut corners by using lower-quality materials or opting to use general dentists instead of specialists. Working with an American-owned clinic like Goodness Dental in Costa Rica gives patients the security and assurance of a leading, recognized brand with a fully English-speaking staff.Goodness Dental is the number one ranked dental clinic in Costa Rica according to CostaRicaDentalGuide.com. Even more impressive is that Global Clinic Rating, an international accreditation organization, ranks Goodness as one of the top 10 dental clinics in the world. “Global Clinic Rating reviews more than 126,000 dental clinics around the world,” says Vladimir Hruda, co-founder of the global medical and dental accreditation organization. “Goodness Dental is one of the top clinics in the world, demonstrating excellence in clinical outcomes, qualitative standards and patient satisfaction.”Since launching Goodness Dental in Costa Rica, patients report an average savings of 50-70% on their dental care. Goodness plans to expand with new clinics and is also now marketing its services to U.S employers which benefit by offering discounted dental services and a vacation in Costa Rica to their employees.Goodness Dental is helping thousands of Chicago-area patients save money, but many patients still have no idea that affordable dental care exists outside of the USA. Since only 30% of the American population has a valid passport, Goodness recognizes that much more needs to be done to reach the poorest Americans, who can’t afford dental care at home and probably can’t afford to travel to save money. “We’ll keep doing our best to educate Americans about dental tourism and keeping our prices low, so that more and more patients can get the dental care they need,” says Goodness. “Our goal is to help America smile again, one patient at a time.” James MadiganJames Madigan is the CEO of CostaRicaDentalGuide.com. Originally from Ireland, James came to Costa Rica in the 1990’s and fell in love with the country and her people. He has written extensively on the topic of dental tourism in Costa Rica and is committed to helping international patients find affordable, high quality dental care in Costa Rica. Related posts:Seven tips to get the best implants in Costa Rica Is Costa Rica a safe destination for dental tourism? All on 4 Dental Implants: Is it Cheaper in Costa Rica? What are dental implants, and why are they better in Costa Rica? This article was sponsored by Goodness Dental. To sponsor your business, contact sales@ticotimes.net.  Facebook Commentslast_img read more

August 18, 2019
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Netflix lends some star power to Brazilian gay pride parade

first_img Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Actress Samira Wiley wore a hat sideways with the words “I love girls,” while she waved to the crowds alongside Natasha Lyonne and Uzo Aduba, other stars in the show.Organizers say the parade is mostly a day of celebration but also serves as a reminder of the discrimination lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people still face.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Four benefits of having a wireless security system 4 must play golf courses in Arizona A reveler poses during the annual Gay Pride Parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, June 7, 2015. Hundreds of thousands gather every year on skyscraper-lined Avenida Paulista in Sao Paulo for one of the world’s largest gay pride parades. (AP Photo/Andre Lessa)n New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Comments   Share   Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Top Stories SAO PAULO (AP) — Netflix has let out some of the prisoners in its signature series “Orange is the New Black” to party and dance in Brazil at one of the world’s largest gay pride parades.Three actresses who play lesbian inmates in the show and at least two other actors of the new series “Sense8” celebrated the LGBT community on Sunday atop a giant red-carpeted Netflix float surrounded by exuberant fans in Sao Paulo. Sponsored Stories Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober 4 sleep positions for men and what they meanlast_img read more

August 17, 2019
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CaPTA Announces Staff Excellence Of The Year Award

first_imgLocal tourism operator The CaPTA Group has recognised the outstanding efforts of its employees with the announcement of its annual Staff Excellence Of The Year Award Winner for 2012-13.Melinda Nikolich from Australian Butterfly Sanctuary was selected as the overall winner out of 5 grand finalists from approximately 200 employees across 7 companies.Mel, who initially started on the admissions/souvenir counter at the attraction 15 years ago, has more recently trained as a tour guide, also learning all the background on pupa management.Ms Nikolich won a substantial cash prize at a special dinner at the Pullman Cairns International on Friday 10th May, attended by 60 people including senior management and monthly staff excellence winners from each of the companies.All grand finalists received a night’s accommodation to attend the dinner, as well as Green Island passes for 4 people kindly donated by guest judge Paula Wallace from Big Cat Green Island Cruises.CaPTA Chairman Charles Woodward said with this being the 7th year of the awards, with Mel’s win there has now been an annual winner from each company.“Recognising, acknowledging and rewarding outstanding service is vital to motivate and inspire staff and we’re proud to now have had a winner from each company across the group,” he said.“Congratulations to all of our finalists, and of course, Mel – this award really is testament to how dedicated she has been working for us over the past 15 years, and how much we value and appreciate her contribution.”The CaPTA Group is locally owned and operated by the Woodward family of Cairns, consisting of Rainforestation Nature Park, Tropic Wings Coach Tours, Jungle Tours, The Wildlife Habitat, Cairns ZOOm & Wildlife Dome and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. L-R: Finalists CharmaineMcIntyre, Greg Slade, GarthBillam, with Pip Woodward,Melinda Nikolich, CharlesWoodward, and CaPTAFinalist Brad Dowley.   Source = CaPTAcenter_img L-R: CaPTA Owners Charles &Pip Woodward with Mel Nikolichand guest judge Paula Wallacefrom Big Cat.last_img read more

August 15, 2019
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Tracking the Drop of the 30Year Note Rate

first_img Share Ellie Mae’s June Origination Insight Report revealed that the 30-year note rate dropped for the sixth-consecutive month to 4.40%, which is down from 4.52% in May. The 30-year note rate for FHA loans fell from 4.63% the month prior to 4.49% in June. Rates for conventional loans declined to 4.41% from May’s 4.52% and VA loans saw rates fall to 4.20% from May’s rate of 4.31%. Closing rates hit historic highs in June, according to Ellie Mae, as the average closing rate on all loans for June was 76.8%—an increase from 75.6% in May. Closing rates on purchase loans was 78.8% and closing rates for refinancing was 73.4%. “As the 30-year note rate continues to decline, we are seeing robust purchase and refinance activity,” said Jonathan Corr, President and CEO of Ellie Mae. “Closing rates have hit the highest percentage since we began tracking data in 2011 and even with heavy summer activity, Ellie Mae’s customers are still seeing their times to close loans remain well below the industry average.”Ellie Mae also states that the percentage of refinances for the month decreased to 31%. Purchases accounted for 69% of total closed loans. The amount of Adjustable Rate Mortgages decreased to 6.3%, which is a slight decrease from May’s 6.7%. Low mortgage rates could mean big savings for homeowners who decide to refinance. A report by CNBC earlier this month  that the average borrower could save about $266 per month because of the low mortgage rates, which could bring potential savings to about $2.2 trillion. Those eligible for refinancing increased by 6.3 million since last November when rates were more than 5%. CNBC stated that about 1.5 million borrowers, or roughly 35% of those who took out loans last year, could benefit from lower mortgage rates and refinancing. Mortgage applications to refinance rose 92% last week, and refinances for loans originated last year increased 300%.“While we’ve observed increases across nearly every investor type, product type, credit score bucket and vintage, some changes stand out,” said Ben Graboske, President of Black Knight Data & Analytics. “For instance, prepayments among fixed-rate loans have hewed close to the overall market average, rising by more than two times over the past four months. However, ARM [adjustable-rate mortgage] prepayment rates have now jumped to their highest level since 2007 as borrowers have sought to shed the uncertainty of their adjustable-rate products for the security of a low, fixed interest rate over the long haul.” in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Origination Ellie Mae Loan Origination 2019-07-18 Mike Albanesecenter_img Tracking the Drop of the 30-Year Note Rate 15 days ago 593 Views last_img read more

August 9, 2019
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Spectacular closing for Pafos2017 Cultural Capital

first_imgMusic, images, projections, mapping, and lighting, added to the emotional closing ceremony of the Paphos 2017 Cultural Capital, on  December 30, 2017, at the same place it kicked off in January of the same year in a central square of this western coastal town.The end of 2017 also signalled the end of an exceptionally important journey for Paphos and at the same time the beginning of a new one.Chairman of the Paphos 2017 Board, Christos Patsalides, said at the event that during the past year Paphos promoted its own history and culture, and also added to the European cultural scene, placing Paphos on the European cultural map.He said it was also an opportunity for Paphos to transform into a modern and dynamic city, producing and supporting culture, and actively involving its citizens and visitors.“We are proud because with our meagre means we created a programme for 2017 with more than 350 events and 1,700 performers from Cyprus and the rest of the world,” Patsalides said.He said that hundreds of volunteers, performers, artists, and associates worked and overcame obstacles, to produce a spectacular result.Paphos Mayor Phedonas Phedonos said that during the past twelve months, the small town of Paphos with 35,000 citizens, covering 20 square kilometres, lived a unique experience by becoming the cultural centre of a whole continent.“Our town transformed through urban restructuring and infrastructure projects, we felt the pulse of the society joining forces around a truly great purpose,” he said.Phedonos noted that “we cannot but utilise with determination, proper planning, and vision, this valuable chapter.”The closing event included music and theatre by renowned artists. It ended with a firework display.You May LikeYahoo SearchThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Research Best Compact SUV CarYahoo SearchUndoGundry MDHow To Make Your Dark Spots Fade (Effortless 2 Minute Routine)Gundry MDUndoSolar SolutionsCalifornia – New Program Giving Solar Panels to Homeowners With Electricity Bills Over $100/mthSolar SolutionsUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more