Rally in Winnipeg pushes province to call inquiry over First Nations mans

first_imgShaneen Robinson-Desjarlais APTN National News6 months ago Errol Greene, 26, died in custody.He was epileptic and was refused medication.Friends and family are now pushing the province to call an inquiry to answer questions about what happened to him.srobinson@aptn.calast_img

UN mission strongly condemns deadly attack in southern Afghanistan

A pressure-plate improvised explosive device (PP-IED) was detonated on 7 April in Gilankicha village in Maywand district by a pick-up truck carrying 20 civilians. The incident took place on a road frequently used by civilians, according to a statement issued by UNAMA.“The recent increased use of indiscriminate, victim-activated improvised explosive devices (IEDs) by anti-Government elements in areas often used by civilians is particularly alarming,” said the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and head of UNAMA, Ján Kubiš. UNAMA reinforced its calls for an immediate end to the use of these illegal, indiscriminate IEDs. It has documented 187 civilian deaths from IEDs and injuries to another 357 during the first three months of 2014 – a 13 per cent increase in civilian casualties compared to the same period in 2013. Within these figures and time period, civilian casualties from PP-IEDs rose 93 per cent, reversing a decline observed in the use of this type of device in 2013.UNAMA highlighted that the use of illegal, indiscriminate IEDs may amount to a war crime. International humanitarian law – which binds all parties to the armed conflict in Afghanistan – strictly prohibits the use of weapons and attacks that do not distinguish between civilians and military objectives.The attack comes as vote counting continues in the country following Saturday’s presidential and provincial council elections. UNAMA has urged the presidential candidates and their supporters to respect the work of the national electoral institutions as they carry out their work, and called on them to await the release of official results. “The process is not yet complete,” he stated following a meeting yesterday with officials from both bodies. “Votes must be counted, complaints resolved fairly and efficiently, and the two bodies must cooperate closely to release the results in a transparent and timely manner.”The UN envoy noted that it is now vitally important to protect the impartiality and credibility of the election process so that the millions of ballots cast by voters can be translated into a legitimate outcome that is broadly accepted by the Afghan people.Preliminary nationwide results are expected on 24 April, and the final results on 14 May, after the formal adjudication of all complaints. read more

We Looked At Almost 2000 Mock NFL Drafts Heres What We Learned

Metcalf became an overnight internet sensation during February’s combine with his comic-book physique and blazing 4.33-second 40-yard dash — a ridiculous amount of speed for a 228-pound man. He then turned right around and disappointed athletic measurable aficionados by posting a sluggish 7.38 seconds in the three-cone drill. Brown was not slow, running a 4.49 in the 40 at 226 pounds, but he appears to have stabilized at a level well below his teammate, and it’s unclear why. According to ESPN’s Stats & Information Group, Brown caught 1,320 receiving yards on 435 routes at Ole Miss in 2018, good for 3.03 yards per route run. Metcalf, hampered by injury, caught just 569 yards on 197 routes at 2.88 yards per route run, well under the efficiency set by Brown. Combine speed only weakly correlates to actual game speed, so it’s curious that a player like Metcalf would be selected over his more productive peer. Again, it might just be based on D.K.’s shirtless photo, suggesting this could be one the mock drafters get wrong. On Thursday, we’ll discover just how accurate these expert and amateur mock drafts are. If 2018 is any indication, mock drafters will probably correctly identify the majority of the players selected in the first round but completely whiff on the exact order and the actual team to select a player, which is probably for the best. Between last-minute trades and out-of-left-field picks, it’s more entertaining when we don’t know everything going in.From ABC News: Williams, a defensive tackle, finished eighth in the Heisman voting in 2018 and closed out the year at Alabama with 10 sacks and 55 pressures, according to Pro Football Focus. Williams also ranked first in the nation in run-stopping rate with 14.2 percent, showcasing his versatility. Meanwhile, Josh Allen (not to be confused with Bills QB Josh Allen, who can hit a goal post 50 yards away from his knees) creates pressure from the outside — pressure that Eric Eager and George Chahrouri of Pro Football Focus have shown to be more valuable in generating negative expected points for the opposing offense than interior pressure. Allen’s pass-rush productivity — the share of pass plays in which the defender applied pressure on the opposing QB — led the nation at 15.2 percent. The success of Rams interior lineman Aaron Donald seems to suggest that teams might hope for similar returns from Williams, but a sharp team will focus on creating as much outside pressure as possible by choosing Allen.The Iowa tight endsOne set of players moving up mock draft boards not only play the same position, but they were also college teammates. Tight ends Noah Fant and TJ Hockenson of Iowa are both mocked to go in the middle of the first round, and they’re also the only two TEs likely to be called in Round 1. But while Fant’s mock draft graph shows a flat overall trend, Hockenson’s draft stock has surged since the combine in February. On average, he’s now surpassed his Hawkeye cohort in projected draft position. The NFL draft is a spectacle. Last year, the draft averaged more viewers than the previous year’s Stanley Cup Final. Social media and fan interest have exploded with a thirst for draft information, and media outlets have sprung up to cater to those fans with a bevy of mock drafts conducted by analysts and armchair handicappers.There are even sites dedicated to tracking the predictions of mock drafters so that consumers of draft information can properly judge who is most reliable. Last year’s top forecaster, NFL analyst Evan Silva, identified 28 out of 32 players selected in the first round and also correctly predicted the team that would select 10 of those players. That 31 percent hit rate on pairing a drafted player with a team may not seem impressive, but it was good enough to place Silva at the top of the 2018 rankings and vault him to 16th over the past five years.“You should be able to pick 26 of the 32 first-round picks rolling out of bed,” Silva said. “The hard part is matching teams to players. I’m continually surprised each year. Teams don’t act like I expect.”Despite that uncertainty, the mock drafters can give us a pretty good sense of the names Roger Goodell will call on Thursday night. Perhaps even more interesting, we can use this data to explore the player trends as the draft process has progressed. The actual draft may be one weekend in April, but draft prognosticating is a year-round affair. Mock drafts from last June hardly resemble the ones on the eve of the draft, as the stock prices of college players are constantly ticking up and down based on a host of reasons — performance, health, eligibility and results from the scouting combine.Using data from Benjamin Robinson, who has curated close to 2,000 mock drafts from expert, media and fan sources from April 2018 to present, here are some of the most interesting fluctuations over the past few months — along with some of our own analysis mixed in. After all, it’s the draft, so we are all experts.The pass rushersPass rusher may be the position most stocked with top-end talent in this year’s draft. If Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray isn’t the first overall selection, Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa will likely be called. But two other promising defensive standouts, Kentucky’s Josh Allen and Alabama’s Quinnen Williams, are expected to be off the board by the 10th pick. Both players wreaked havoc on the SEC in 2018, and the evolution of each player’s draft value has mirrored the other’s. While Bosa has been a fixture atop draft boards all year, Allen and Williams have each steadily climbed from a late first-round position. The mock drafters probably have the ordering right: Hockenson had 760 receiving yards — 25.8 percent of Iowa’s team total, according to ESPN’s Stats & Information Group — while Fant gained 519 yards for a 17.6 percent share. Hockenson is the better blocker of the two TEs and also ran 340 routes to Fant’s 242. But it wasn’t just volume that drove Hock’s numbers: He was also slightly more efficient on a per route basis, gaining 2.24 yards per route run vs. 2.14 for Fant. Hockensen was deployed further downfield than Fant as well, earning an average depth of target of 9.2 yards — nearly half a yard better than Fant. And despite the deeper routes, Hockenson still managed a higher catch rate.149 catches on 66 targets for Hockenson, 39 catches on 61 targets for Fant.The Ole Miss receiversOddly, another pair of teammates that play the same position are also vying for a first-round selection. The fortunes of Ole Miss wide receivers A.J Brown and D.K. Metcalf have flipped since the start of the draft process. Last July, A.J. Brown was considered a high first-round pick, but he has since seen his draft stack plummet to the bottom of the first round. read more

Ohio State volleyball sweeps 9th Annual Sports Imports DC Koehl Classic

Members of the OSU women’s volleyball team meet in a huddle during a match against Florida Gulf Coast on Sept. 5 at St. John Arena. OSU won, 3-1. Credit: Emily Yarcusko / For The LanternThe Ohio State women’s volleyball team swept the competition at the 9th Annual Sports Imports D.C. Koehl Classic and improved to 4-2 on the season.OSU first beat Auburn (3-3) and then Florida Gulf Coast (2-4) on Friday, before defeating Southern Illinois (2-5) on Sunday.In the third match of the tournament against Southern Illinois, the Buckeyes defeated the Salukis in four sets (22-25, 25-17, 25-17, 25-19).Senior outside hitter Erin Sekinger led the Buckeyes in kills with 16, while freshman outside hitter Luisa Schirmer and sophomore middle blocker Taylor Sandbothe each had 11. Schirmer also led the team in digs with 15, followed by sophomore libero Valeria León with 11.OSU coach Geoff Carlston said he liked what he saw from the team’s defensive play after making changes following the University of Oregon Invitational the previous week.“We made a couple tweaks that made a big difference,” he said. “It simplified less movement so we could dig some balls.”Junior outside hitter Elizabeth Campbell said on Friday that the Buckeyes corrected problems were already showing in their first two matches.“Another key (to victory) was to communicate on the court,” Campbell said. “We had a lot of young (players) playing tonight and just talking to each other throughout helps (them) out.”In its second game on Friday against FGCU, OSU won in what was its closest game of the tournament in four sets (22-25, 25-20, 26-24, 25-18).Sandbothe led the Buckeyes in total points with 16 kills, three digs, one block and one assist. León led the team in digs with 19 and Schirmer contributed 12 kills.FGCU senior setter Gigi Meyer, the daughter of OSU football coach Urban Meyer, had 131 assists and 27 digs throughout the tournament. Against the Buckeyes, she led the Eagles with 42 assists and had 9 digs.In its opening game of the tournament game, OSU defeated Auburn in three sets (25-14, 25-14, 25-20).In the first set, OSU went on a 10-0 run to gain a 15-5 advantage and from that point held all the momentum. The third set proved to be a closer fight, but the Buckeyes still managed to win by five — which was their largest lead of the period.Senior setter Taylor Sherwin had 17 assists and 2 digs. Schirmer had eight digs, six kills and four blocks.  Sekinger led the Buckeyes in kills with 10 while León led the team with 13 digs.Campbell, Sandbothe and Schirmer all received all-tournament recognition, while Schirmer was named the most outstanding player.After receiving the all-tournament team selection in Columbus after doing the same in the Buckeyes’ season-opening tournament in Oregon, Sandbothe said she believes having home court advantage was helpful in fixing mistakes made in Oregon, and for the future.“Getting a home court advantage really helped us to lean on what we needed to do,” Sandbothe said. “We’re still a pretty young team so having leadership come from the younger players is a huge part of what makes us work.”The team is scheduled to be back in action Friday at the Millenium Hotel Invitational. The Buckeyes are scheduled to face Syracuse at 4 p.m., followed by Ohio on Saturday at 10 a.m. and Xavier later that evening at 7 p.m. read more

Bechtel partners with Planetary Resources for space initiative

first_imgPlanetary Resources (PR) has announced that Bechtel has joined their core group of investors and will be a collaborative partner, helping PR achieve their long-term mission, which is to mine near-Earth asteroids for raw materials, ranging from elements used in rocket to precious metals, through the development of effective robotic explorations techniques  that are cost-effective. PR has multiple contracts to develop miniaturized and responsive technologies with far-reaching applications to space assessment, accessibility and resource recovery.Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of PR, Peter Diamonds said “As we pursue our vision to expand the resource base beyond Earth; we’re extremely excited to announce this partnership with Bechtel. They are a world leader in the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) industry. Bechtel has a history of consistently tackling the most challenging projects, beginning with the construction of the Hoover Dam more than 75 years ago.”Riley Bechtel, Bechtel Chairman and Chief Executive Officer said “Planetary resources’ mission is ambitious, but they’ve assembled a world-class team to succeed. Our companies share a common vision to continually innovate and push boundaries, all aimed at contributing to a better quality of life. We look forward to joining the Planetary Resources’ team.”last_img read more

Virtual World Rewards Kids for Physical Activity

first_imgHere’s a novel concept–a virtual world that gives kids all manner of online rewards for actually going outside and being active. The site is called FunGoPlay. It’s a “Virtual Sports Theme Park.” Kids rack up points by playing with a series of real-world sports products.The real-world gear tracks kids’ play periods and lots them points, medals, power-ups, and the like. The site will be launching in the coming year under a freemium subscription model. In the meantime, there’s a static place holder and a promise of future updates over at Fungoplay.com.last_img read more

PintSized Einstein Robot Is Officially the Best Kickstarter Ever

first_imgStay on target Keto Turns Your Smartphone Into Your Car KeysCovert Dock for Nintendo Switch Fits in Your Pocket You’ve seen plenty of cool ideas pitched on Kickstarter before, from Raspberry Pi accessories to home brewing gear. None of them can compete with this tiny robotic Albert Einstein.The project page claims Professor Einstein is everything you ever wanted in a personal robot. That’s assuming that you want a robot that can hold an enlightened conversation with you, teach you all kinds of great science-y stuff, help you keep your schedule organized, and even give your brain a workout with challenging puzzles and games.He’s edutain… tional! That’s a thing, right? Professor Einstein is sort of like having Google Home, or Amazon’s Echo shoved into a delightful little animatronic genius that lives right on your desk… which sounds like a pretty sweet — and very geeky — combination.Oh, and perhaps the most important thing of all… Yes, he does stick his tongue out like Einstein did for that unforgettable photo. Hopefully they tweak his expression so the eyes stay open:There’s also a companion app called Stein-O-Matic that Professor Einstein will be more than happy to guide you through. His creators at Hanson Robotics have already created a wide array of learning and recreational activities for it, and they plan to offer up additional fun and games (and educational goodies, too) as time goes on via a cloud-based service.center_img How much will it cost you to get your hands on your very own 14.5-inch robotic version of one of the great minds in the history of humankind? If you move fast, you might be able to score one for the very reasonable price of $249!Once the early bird deals have all been snapped up, Professor Einstein will go for $299.last_img read more

W Moved Out of Fairchild Fashion Group

first_imgPatrick McCarthy will continue to serve as FFG chairman through the end of the year, Condé Nast said. The FFG includes WWD, WWD.com, Footwear News, Fairchild Summits, Fairchild Books and associated trade shows.Last year, ad pages at 450,000-circ. W evaporated—declining 45.8 percent, according to Publishers Information Bureau figures. Consumer fashion title W no longer will be managed by Condé Nast’s Fairchild Fashion Group, the publisher announced Wednesday morning.According to Condé Nast president and CEO Chuck Townsend, the restructuring “formally establishes a structure for W consistent with our other consumer magazine titles, and allows FFG the autonomy to focus on their core business-to-business publications and related businesses.”As a result of the restructuring, the senior editorial staff that was shared by W and trade title WWD will now work exclusively for WWD. Edward Nardoza, editor-in-chief of WWD, will report to FFG president and CEO Gina Sanders. Condé Nast will now search for a top editor for W.last_img read more

What Are Town Boards Committees Talking About Week of September 23 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — According to the Wilmington Town Clerk’s calendar, below are the town and school board, committee and commission meeting scheduled for the week of Sunday, September 23, 2018.Sunday, September 23No MeetingsMonday, September 24The Wilmington Community Development Technical Review Team meets at 9:30am in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.The Wilmington Board of Selectmen meets in Town Hall’s Room 9. An Executive Session begins at 6pm. It appears the regular public meeting may begin AFTER 7pm, perhaps closer to 7:30pm. Read the agenda HERE.Tuesday, September 25The Shawsheen Tech School Committee meets at 7:30pm in the John P. Miller School Committee Rom at the Tech. Read the agenda HERE.Wednesday, September 26The Wilmington School Committee meets at 7pm in the High School’s Large Instruction Room. Read the agenda HERE.Thursday, September 27No MeetingsFriday, September 28No MeetingsSaturday, September 29No MeetingsAll meetings are open to the public unless noted.(NOTE: While unlikely, it is possible additional meetings could be added to this week’s calendar on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday.  It’s best to check the Town Clerk’s calendar mid-week.)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… RelatedWhat Are Town Boards & Committees Talking About? (Week of June 23, 2019)In “Government”What’s Happening At Town Meetings This Week? (Week of September 8, 2019)In “Government”What Are Town Boards & Committees Talking About? (Week of September 1, 2019)In “Government”last_img read more

Ask a Climatologist Anchorage this gloomy spring is all in your head

first_imgClouds hang over Hope, Alaska on May 19, 2018. (Photo by Annie Feidt/Alaska’s Energy Desk)In Anchorage, complaining about the gloomy weather this spring has become something of a new pastime.But is the weather really worse than normal?Listen nowAccording to Brian Brettschneider with our Ask a Climatologist segment, the answer is no.Brettschneider says since April, the weather in Anchorage has been a few degrees warmer than normal and also drier than normal.How is that possible?Brettschneider says there haven’t been any really warm days. Typically Anchorage hits 60 degrees at least once by May 14, but the warmest temperature so far has been 59 degrees.“So there can be this disconnect where there can be no really warm days, but we can still be above normal,” Brettschneider says.Brettschneider says it’s also been a bit cloudier and significantly windier than normal.“But for the most part, the story of this spring has been warmth.”last_img read more

Trump Win Leaves Mixed Emotions in DC

first_imgEven though District of Columbia leaders and some residents expressed a cautious attitude towards Donald Trump’s victory, others unapologetically proclaimed their discontent for the next president of the United States.D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said she is willing to give President-Elect Trump the benefit of the doubt. (Courtesy Photo)Trump (R) was elected on Nov. 8 even though he did not get as many votes as former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (D). Nevertheless, District leaders and residents are prepared to move forward and deal with the reality of a Trump administration.“I have a wait and see attitude,” former D.C. Council member Sandy Allen, who represented Ward 8 from 1996-2005, told the AFRO. “People from all over the country spoke [on Election Day]. We have to really live and with and work with their choice.”While Trump managed to get more than 270 electoral votes, he did it without the help of the District. Clinton carried the District with 93 percent of the vote, winning all of the city’s eight wards and all of its precincts.D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) worked hard to see Clinton get elected but said she is willing to work with the Trump administration. “I want to congratulate President-Elect Trump,” Bowser said on Nov. 9 at a news conference. “Many of our residents are anxious about his term in office and we will be studying his policies and programs.”The District of Columbia government participates in the inauguration of the president and Bowser said that Trump’s festivities will be no different.“I do intend to participate in the parade and we will be working with his presidential inauguration committee,” she said. “I also want the new president to know what we do in D.C.”D.C. Statehood Representative Franklin Garcia (D) said that he will work with the Trump administration, despite the sometimes hurtful tone of the billionaire during the campaign. “We are extending an olive branch to him,” Garcia told the AFRO.“We want to look at ways that we can reach common ground and try to negate the negative messages about immigrants and Latinos that he expressed during the campaign. We are cautiously optimistic that we can work with him.”Others, even though they will make the best of the situation, are still questioning how the Black community will fair.“Now, we must pick ourselves up, get back in the race on our terms, and rely on God Almighty for where we go from here,” E. Faye Williams, president of the National Coalition of Black Women said in a statement. “As Black people, we have been down before and we have worked together to find meaning for all that happens to us. Life has gone on because we are survivors.”Clinton’s loss to Trump also highlights an undertone of bias not only towards Blacks and other minorities but also towards women.“Now we face a period of uncertainty with a President-Elect who won his election that appears to have expanded the racial and gender divide in historic fashion,” said Melanie L. Campbell, president and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation. “This election has revealed the unfinished business of race in America and also showed that some women, especially White women, were not ready to elect the first woman president of the United States.”Eugene Puryear, a leader with the ANSWER Coalition, wants to make it clear to Trump that not everyone will be happy to see him take the oath of office on Jan. 20, 2017.“Progressive people from all over the country will be descending on Washington, D.C. on January 20, 2017, to stage a massive demonstration along Pennsylvania Avenue on Inauguration Day,” he said.Ward 8 resident Joshua Payne said he worries that Trump will face violent retaliation before or slightly after Inauguration Day.“I think he will be assassinated before he takes the Oath of Office or within the first 100 days of being in office. I don’t wish him dead, but I do wish him out of office, even before he gets in,” he told the AFRO.D.C. Editor LaTrina Antoine and Shantella Sherman contributed to this article.last_img read more

Gandhi belongs to the entire world

first_imgYet another book on Mahatma Gandhi took its course. A graphic novel – Gandhi: my life is my message by Gandhi’s own grandson and celebrated biographer Prof. Rajmohan Gandhi was launched at Gandhi Smriti on Thursday. Rajmohan Gandhi said the book focuses mainly on Mahatma’s experience in South Africa.  ‘I congratulate the writer, Jason Quinn. This book will take Gandhi’s life and message to large numbers of youngsters across the world in an enjoyable format. He has accomplished a difficult task with skill and a fine understanding of Gandhi’s life and message,’ said Rajmohan Gandhi.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’He also said that Gandhi’s message was to help people understand the value of listening. ‘Gandhi taught the people to listen patiently to all one has to say. It was a powerful tool to help people in understanding voices.’ He also stated that Gandhi belonged to the world. ‘Gandhi was confined in India for a very long time. He was a hero for the entire world and belonged to everybody. People from all over the world can relate to Gandhi.’Quinn noted that the book provides a fine perspective of Gandhi, and how he was intimidated by the character of Gandhi. ‘This was one of the most difficult writing assignments I’ve ever worked on. Gandhi is so legendary that you really have to tell his story just right. By the time I finished writing the book, I felt as if I had been in his presence.’ He also added that it took him a lot of time to understand Gandhi’s nature and the span of his finishing the article. ‘I visited the National library and read hundreds of books based on Gandhi. It took me seven-eight months in finishing the entire novel.’Gandhi’s story, told for the first time in an exciting graphic novel format, is sure to attract readers to his timeless message of peace and non-violence.last_img read more

PeriscopeLike Live Video Streaming Comes to Everyday Facebook Users

first_imgDecember 4, 2015 Enroll Now for Free 2 min read The rich and famous had it first. Now everyday people have it, too. Taking aim at Twitter’s Periscope and Meerkat, Facebook is finally opening up its live video-streaming feature to everyone.The social media giant announced the move yesterday, marking the expansion of a capability first unveiled last August as part of its public-figures initiative, Facebook Mentions. Some of the first celebs cherry-picked to live stream on the world’s largest social media network include household names like Martha Stewart, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Serena Williams.“Live lets you show the people you care about what you’re seeing in real time,” Facebook product manager Vadim Lavrusik wrote on his Facebook wall. “Whether you’re visiting a new place, cooking your favorite recipe, or just want to share some thoughts. Live lets you bring your friends and family right next to you to experience what’s happening together.”Image credit: FacebookRelated: 3 Essentials for Making a Facebook Video That Gets People to BuyInitially,  Facebook says only a “small percent” of its users in the U.S. will be able to test out the feature, simply called Live Video. For now, it’s only available via Facebook’s iOS app. An Android version of it is slated for release early next year.If you’re one of the lucky people who see the feature within your Facebook iPhone app, all you have to do is select the Live Video icon to start streaming. Don’t forget to specify who gets to watch your real-time broadcast — your friends or the public. Once the stream ends, your video will live on your timeline.Facebook’s latest foray into video highlights its ability to adapt to the fast evolving media consumption landscape. The company already racks up some 8 billion traditional video views per day. It will be interesting to see how its streaming video numbers shake out. With more than 1 billion people active on Facebook the world over, it can’t go wrong.Image credit: FacebookRelated: How Brands Are Paving the Way for Periscope Marketingcenter_img Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience.last_img read more

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first_imgVideo Player is loading.GE Cardiographe cardiac CT scanner at SCCT19Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:38Loaded: 26.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:38 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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News | February 09, 2012 First U.S. Zoo Begins Using 3-D Imaging Technology in Animal Hospital This CT scan of a porcupine helped show zoo keepers why a tooth extraction would be potentially risky and more difficult than the continued trimming one of the animals fast growing teeth.February 9, 2012 – A 3-D view does more than make for exciting movies in a theater; it can also improve the care of animals. The Chicago Zoological Society’s (CZS) Brookfield Zoo is the first North American zoo to use revolutionary 3-D imaging technology with on-site digital radiology and computed tomography (CT) equipment in its state-of-the-art animal hospital. The new technology allows the Society’s veterinarians to enhance two-dimensional CT scans, MRIs and ultrasounds with 3-D models that will enable them to better treat zoo animals.The imaging will be particularly useful in the planning of surgeries, especially in difficult cases that were impossible to treat with 2-D imaging. Zoo veterinarians have already aided several animals in ways never before possible. For Hoover, a 17-year-old aardvark, a 3-D scan revealed that a hole from a missing tooth was draining into a sinus cavity. The discovery would have been impossible without the new imaging, and veterinarians are now monitoring the condition to prevent future health complicationsAnother animal benefiting from the technology is Pilgrim, a 9-year-old African crested porcupine, who requires regular tooth trims. Animal care specialists were at one point questioning whether one of Pilgrim’s incisors, which continued to overgrow, should be extracted. The 3-D imaging was helpful in showing why this extraction would be potentially risky and more difficult than the continued trimming. The 3-D renderings showed the anatomy of the incisors and their very close proximity to many other structures that would add to the difficulty of the procedure.“This is exciting new technology that gives us much more information about our animals here than we’ve ever had before. We can use this information to improve our treatment and for proactive care to help ensure their well-being,” said Tom Meehan, DVM, vice president of veterinary services for CZS. “The more we understand — and see an animal’s anatomy — the more we enhance our ability to provide the highest quality of care.”Meehan added that the technology provides a better visualization of various tissue densities simultaneously, while CT and MRI scans allow the viewer to choose only one or the other. Veterinarians are already also using the imaging to better care for a California sea lion, a bald eagle, an addax and a Humboldt penguin.Vizua, the company providing this imaging solution, first showcased the technology this past November at RSNA 2011 in Chicago. The Seattle, Wash.-based company provides affordable real-time imaging technology that allows technicians to convert previous CT scans into a 3-D form without needing to purchase new equipment or software. These 3-D interactive images can then be explored and shared instantly with doctors and their patients anywhere in the world just using their existing Web browser.“We are very excited that Brookfield Zoo is the first animal hospital to utilize this technology, and we are working closely together to ensure excellent care for the animals,” added Jean-Manuel Nothias, director of Vizua Biomedical Partner Relations.Since first using the technology, Chicago Zoological Society veterinarians have made several JPEG photos and movie files to illustrate their findings and track animal health on an ongoing basis.These images will be valuable teaching tools for students and residents within programs at the zoo, including the Society’s formal veterinary student training program through the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine.In addition to the new 3-D technology, the Animal Hospital at Brookfield Zoo also is adding new ultrasound equipment with support from the Aurelio Caccomo Family Foundation, which is committed to zoo animal well-being and care. The equipment will allow veterinarians to view images in greater detail and identify problems with smaller structures, which will be especially helpful when treating or diagnosing smaller zoo animals. The increased processing power will also capture moving images, such as images of the heart or circulation, in detail for the first time.      To view a video fly-through of the animals’ 3-D reconstructions, go to www.itnonline.com/view-all/videos/?bclid=910141019001&bctid=1450625476001For more information: www.CZS.org Video Player is loading.Pierre Qian explains radiotherapy to ablate VTPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:34Loaded: 2.19%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:34 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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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 A 3-D CT scan reconstruction of a Humboldt penguin at the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago. Siemens Go.Top CT scanner at SCCT19Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 15.14%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 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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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 This CT scan of a porcupine helped show zoo keepers why a tooth extraction would be potentially risky and more difficult than the continued trimming one of the animals fast growing teeth. A 3-D scan of this aardvark revealed that a hole from a missing tooth was draining into a sinus cavity. The discovery would have been impossible without the new imaging, and veterinarians are now monitoring the condition to prevent future health complications. Videos | Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, read more 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. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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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Related Content 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. 12PreviousNext 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 Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more Video Player is loading.Arthur Agatston explains the history of CT calcium scoring Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:54Loaded: 1.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:54 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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first_img Feature | Radiology Imaging | July 29, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Imaging Market in U.S. Could Rise In Coming Years The coming years may be good for the medical imaging community in the United States. But they will not be easy. 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. Feature | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 19, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr DR Advances Promote Imaging of Whole Spine Recent advances in… read more The lag between news and peer-review last week dragged radiology back into the quagmire of concern about patient exposure to diagnostic radiation, thanks to an ill-considered publication that illustrates the shortcomings of peer-reviewed journals as it does the failure of opinion leaders to lead.A paper published in the June 13 Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) entitled, “Use of Diagnostic Imaging Studies and Associated Radiation Exposure for Patients Enrolled in Large Integrated Health Care Systems, 1996-2010” http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1182858, described growth in the use of advanced diagnostic imaging, as if the data were some new revelation, concluding that the use of such imaging should be balanced against benefit and cost, as if this trend were continuing unabated.Results published in JAMA detail the number of exams during the 15-year period from 1996 to 2010 – the average number per person; the percentage comprised by advanced imaging (i.e., computed tomography [CT], magnetic resonance imaging [MRI], nuclear medicine and ultrasound); the rates of imaging examinations per 1,000 enrollees in 2008 by modality, site and anatomic area; and the total rate of imaging per 1,000 enrollees per year with the most common ranked from one to five (radiography, ultrasound, CT, MRI, angiography/fluoroscopy and nuclear medicine). Ultrasound doubled, CT tripled and MRI quadrupled. If the findings were put to lyrics, Arlo Guthrie would have been the one to sing them.JAMA would have been Officer Obie. Alice’s Restaurant would have been the medical community. And the truth would have been laid bare about advanced imaging from 1996 to 2010, just as it was in the days after that fateful Thanksgiving, when a good deed by Arlo and his friends went awry and their guilt was established by plaster tire tracks, footprints and dog smelling prints; 27 eight-by-ten color glossy photographs with circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back explaining each; pictures of the approach, the getaway, the northwest corner of the southwest corner and, of course, aerial photography.Just as the hard facts were irrelevant for Arlo, so are they for the imaging community. What happened in 2010 is not what is happening in 2012. The years leading immediately to the present and the ones to come in the future are not the 14 years from 1996 to 2010, an atypical era of growth for high-tech medical imaging that is no longer underway. Myriad studies have noted the increased cumulative patient exposure coming from imaging, a fact underscored by the release of several generations of dose reduction technologies by industry.What we want to know – what we need to know – is whether the technological advances and heightened awareness of patient exposure have led to less patient dose; whether the declining sale of high-tech imaging system due to cutbacks in reimbursement and a global recession has reduced the growth rate in medical imaging; whether guidelines from medical societies are making a difference?Instead, we’re getting conclusions like the one published last week: “Given the high costs of imaging – estimated at $100 billion annually — and the potential risks of cancer and other harms, these (imaging) benefits should be quantified, and evidence-based guidelines for using imaging should be developed that clearly balance benefits against financial costs and health risk.”Especially telling is this reference to the need for guidelines, a reference made despite the publication two months ago of such guidelines by just about every major medical discipline (“‘Choosing Wisely’ Campaign Validates Use of Imaging Tests,” http://www.itnonline.com/content/choosing-wisely-campaign-validates-use-imaging-tests).The irrelevance of the JAMA article is as much an indictment of the peer review system as it is of the publication of this study.Officer Obie, can we please move on? Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant Greg Freiherr has reported on developments in radiology since 1983. He runs the consulting service, The Freiherr Group. Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough discusses bridging diversity gaps in medical physicsPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 6:05Loaded: 2.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -6:05 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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News | Radiology Imaging | July 22, 2019 AHRA and Canon Medical Systems Support the 12th Annual Putting Patients First Program For the past twelve years, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. has partnered with read more Advances in long-length digital radiography are creating opportunities for visualization during spinal surgery, as well as pre- and post-operatively. Image courtesy of Fujifilm Medical Systems Arthur Agatston explains the history of CT calcium scoring Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:54Loaded: 1.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:54 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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Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more 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. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough explains new advances in CT technologyPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 13:56Loaded: 1.17%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -13:56 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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News | Radiation Dose Management | July 18, 2019 Low Doses of Radiation Promote Cancer-capable Cells Low doses of radiation equivalent to three computed tomography (CT) scans, which are considered safe, give cancer-… read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  Blog | Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant | June 18, 2012 JAMA, can we please move on? Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more Videos | AAPM | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care Cynthia McColl… read more Related Content Feature | Radiology Business | July 23, 2019 | Greg Freiherr Liars in Radiology Beware! Can you tell when someone is lying? read more Demand for ultrasound scans at U.S. outpatient centers could grow by double digits over the next five years, according to a speaker at AHRA 2019. A variety of factors, however, could cause projections for this and other modalities to change. Graphic courtesy of Pixabay Body language expert Traci Brown spoke at the AHRA 2019 meeting on how to identify when a person is not being honest by their body language. She said medical imaging department administrators can use this knowledge to help in hiring decisions and managing staff.  FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McColl… read more last_img read more

Andrew Chan named Entrepreneur of the Year

first_img ACI HR Solutionsfind travel jobs hereSource = Mike Parker-Brown, ACI HR PR Director ACI – HR Kathy Fatseas – Andrew Chan May 2016 – Recruitment International AwardAndrew Chan named Entrepreneur of the YearCapping off an amazing 10 month period for ACI HR Solutions, CEO & Founder, Andrew Chan has been named ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ at the Recruitment International – Australia 2016 Awards.This latest accolade follow hot on the heels of the company’s success last month in Singapore when it picked up three trophies at the Human Resources Asia Recruitment Awards 2016.This included a gold in the prestigious ‘Best Recruitment Innovation by a Recruitment Agency’ category in recognition of ACI’s ‘Get Da Job’ mobile device app designed to help candidates prepare for the job interview process.In August last year, ACI was named ‘Best Newcomer’ at the 2015 Recruitment International – Asia 2015’ awards.Mr Chan said it was “truly an honour” to be recognised by HR industry peers and “validates” the hard work and passion the entire ACI team has put in since the company launched in 2012.“But we’re not resting on our laurels,” Mr Chan said.“Continuous improvement is a journey and plans are already in place for new technology, development and expansion for ACI going forward.“More importantly though, we are proud to be representing the travel and hospitality sector and hopefully our recent success will play a role in some way in drawing attention from talents in other industries across to ours.”last_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the enewsletterForbes Travel Guide this week announced the release of its 61st annual list of Star Rating winners, recognising the world’s finest properties and rewarding gracious, intuitive service.The 2019 award recipients include 21 new Five-Star hotels, 49 new Four-Star hotels and 62 new hotels in the Recommended category. Other first-time recipients include six Five-Star restaurants, eight Five-Star spas and 21 Four-Star spas.Two Australian properties were included in the Five-Star list: Crown Towers Melbourne retained its status as Victoria’s only Forbes Five Star hotel for the third year running, along with The Darling at The Star, Sydney.Crown Towers MelbourneCrown Hotels Melbourne Executive General Manager, Shaun D’Cruz commented: “Crown Towers prides itself on setting the benchmark in luxury standards in every market in which we operate. We set out to provide an unprecedented level of experience and we are both humbled and honoured by this endorsement from Forbes.”Dino Mezzatesta, CEO at The Star Sydney (home of The Darling at The Star) said:  “To be ranked as one of the best hotels in the world for a third year running is a huge achievement for our team at The Star Sydney and The Darling. We are always working to ensure we find the perfect balance between offering the epitome of luxury coupled with a truly welcoming experience, where we exceed guests’ expectations each and every time.”The Darling at The Star, Sydney | LobbyForbes Travel Guide rates properties in 76 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. Newly added destinations for 2019 include Anguilla, Bahrain, Belize, Danang, Doha, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Istanbul, Oman, Perth, the Swiss Alps, Tel Aviv and Uruguay.A standout was The Peninsula Hotels, which made Forbes Travel Guide history by becoming the world’s first all Five-Star hotel company. The Peninsula Manila earned its fifth star this year, which pushed the Hong Kong-based brand’s tally to 10 Five-Star hotels.Several countries captured their first Five-Star hotel: Malaysia (Crockfords at Resorts World Genting), Portugal (Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon), South Korea (The Shilla Seoul), Turkey (Raffles Istanbul) and Vietnam (Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An).London unseated Macau as the city with the most Five-Star hotels, thanks to four new additions: Bulgari Hotel & Residences, London; The Langham, London; Mandarin Oriental, Hyde Park, London; Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, Londo. London finished with 13 top-ranking hotels, with Macau at a close 12.The US added two new Five-Star hotels: Hawaii’s Four Seasons Resort Lanai and the D.C. area’s Salamander Resort & Spa.These countries gained one new Five-Star hotel: Canada (Fairmont Pacific Rim), China (Bulgari Hotel Beijing), France (Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel), Indonesia (Bulgari Resort Bali), Mexico (Rosewood San Miguel de Allende), the Philippines (The Peninsula Manila) and United Arab Emirates (Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island).“At Forbes Travel Guide, we verify luxury. Our independent inspection process is the gold standard in the hospitality industry,” said Filip Boyen, CEO of Forbes Travel Guide. “Discerning travellers can trust that each winner is the best of the best. We are pleased to honour the 2019 Star Rating recipients, an exceptional collection of hotels, restaurants and spas dedicated to guest service.”The company will honour winners at Verified, The Forbes Travel Guide Luxury Summit at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills on 26 and 27 February. The two-day lineup will include a celebratory dinner hosted by Brooke Shields.View the complete list of winners here.Lead image: The Darling at The Star, Sydney | PenthouseGo back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

EAC workers hold twohour strike

first_imgEAC workers urged the government and parliament to rethink legislation on public organisations, as they held a two-hour strike on Thursday to show their opposition.Unions oppose provisions in the Public Organisation bill and a bill amending the  that regulates the electricity market.The strike, between 8am and 10am, followed a decision in place since Tuesday to stop cutting the supply to consumers over unpaid bills. No problems were reported.Unions have not ruled out an escalation of the industrial action, which could affect consumers.Unions oppose the organisation’s privatisation, arguing that the bills were designed to weaken, deconstruct, dissolve, and sell the organisation.Workers said the public should not be under the illusion that the price of electricity would be reduced through privatisations.“Electricity, a social commodity enjoyed by all the people will not be cheaper if the EAC is privatised,” union rep Adonis Yiasemides said.The general secretary of SIDIKEK PEO, Antonis Neophytou, said the issue did not only concern the EAC but society as a whole.“We opposed this neoliberal tactic of privatisations from the onset because we know it is a sell-off and a loss of public wealth,” Neophytou said. “I have the conviction that if we continue our struggle we will save the organisation.”On Wednesday, Energy Minister Giorgos Lakkotrypis said the strike was unjustified.The finance minister had already informed unions that they will be exempt from the Public Organisation law, he said.Regarding the other issue, the minister said the Transmission System Operator (TSO) would be independent so they could enter the competitive market with a new model that has been discussed for the past eight months.Unions said this bill, under the pretence of rendering the TSO fully independent, essentially created a new authority to take over some of the EAC’s assets, thus neutralising the body and adding to electricity bills.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 AboutLivestlyUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo 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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