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Viola Davis to play Michelle Obama in First Ladies

first_imgLos Angeles: Actor Viola Davis is set to play former First Lady Michelle Obama in a series titled ‘First Ladies’ Showtime has given the prospective one-hour drama a three-script commitment, reported Variety. Novelist Aaron Cooley is writing the series and will also serve as the executive produce. The series will focus on the personal and political lives of First Ladies from throughout the history of the US. Season one will feature the life stories of Eleanor Roosevelt, Betty Ford and Obama. Prior to Davis, actor Tika Sumpter has played Obama in 2016 film Southside With You.last_img read more

Students at DFC in Thunder Bay wrap up their school year head

first_imgWillow Fiddler APTN National NewsStudents at the Dennis Franklin Cromarty high school in Thunder Bay, Ontario have wrapped up another school year.And all season long, APTN has followed a handful of students as they lived far from home.Willow catches up with them as they clean out their lockers.wfiddler@aptn.calast_img

Avian flu remains global threat cautions UN

24 January 2008Despite advances in controlling the virus, recent avian influenza outbreaks in more than one dozen countries reveal that it is still a global threat, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned today. Despite advances in controlling the virus, recent avian influenza outbreaks in more than one dozen countries reveal that it is still a global threat, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned today. “Globally, much progress has been achieved in keeping the H5N1 avian influenza virus under control,” said Joseph Domenech, FAO’s Chief Veterinary Officer, noting that great strides have been made in the past three years.Surveillance, early detection and immediate response efforts have been bolstered and many countries have been able to eliminate avian flu from poultry, he said.However, since last month, 15 countries – Bangladesh, Benin, China, Egypt, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Myanmar, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Turkey and Viet Nam – have confirmed new outbreaks in poultry, mostly in domestic stocks.“The H5N1 avian influenza crisis is far from over and remains particularly worrying in Indonesia, Bangladesh and Egypt, where the virus has become deeply entrenched despite major control efforts,” Dr. Domenech said.He also cautioned that while H5N1 has not become more contagious to humans, “it could still trigger a human influenza pandemic.”In Indonesia, one of the countries hit hardest by avian flu, 31 of 33 provinces have been infected since 2004, many of them heavily. More investigations and better poultry vaccines are needed to fully protect poultry from the virus, FAO said, and the agency is working with the Government to implement a programme to monitor H5N1.In Bangladesh, nearly one-third of the districts have been infected, and the disease appears to be endemic. FAO said it is strengthening its presence to help the country bring avian flu under control.Dr. Domenech said that reporting of new outbreaks, disinfection, culling, movement control and farm bio-security must be stepped up in Egypt.He also observed that a potential change of virus strains needs to be investigated further, and FAO is supporting the Government’s detection, control and communication measures.With the help of FAO, over 50 countries have been able to bring avian flu under control and eliminate it from poultry. read more

UN tribunal sends Rwandan prisoner to Netherlands for security

The former director-general of the institution controlling Rwanda’s tea industry, Michel Bagaragaza, was transferred yesterday to the Detention Unit of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague under orders issued by Judge Arlette Ramaroson last Saturday, ICTR said in Arusha, Tanzania.“The ICTR Prosecutor requested the Tribunal to grant the transfer, which was a condition of Bagaragaza’s voluntary surrender, rather than at the UN Detention Facility in Arusha because of concerns for Bagaragaza’s security in light of his voluntary surrender to the Tribunal. The order permits the accused to remain in detention at ICTY for six months, renewable for one further six-month period,” it said.Mr. Bagaragaza allegedly ordered his subordinates and instigated and abetted others to kill hundreds of Tutsi civilians who sought refuge on Kesho Hill and in Nyundo Cathedral, both in Gisenyi Prefecture, the area where he was born. “The indictment of Michel Bagaragaza resulted from our investigation of the ‘Akazu,’ the group around the former Rwandan President which exercised great power in business and government in the years leading up to 1994,” ICTR Prosecutor Hassan Bubacar Jallow said earlier this week. Mr. Bagaragaza has pleaded not guilty.Former Rwandan Prime Minister Jean Kambanda was similarly transferred to The Hague for detention. He later pleaded guilty and was condemned to life imprisonment. read more

Hale ends 10 visionary years as Dean

“Sometimes you just fall in love,” Rosemary Hale says of when she visited Niagara as a Concordia professor.Rosemary Hale vividly recalls the three days she spent interviewing in Niagara in 2000, hoping to become Brock’s next Dean of Humanities.Then a Concordia professor, Hale met with representatives from various departments in the Faculty of Humanities. She was struck by how much talent there was, but many of them were working in a basement.“I said, ‘You guys ought to look into getting some new space,’” she said. “They laughed and said, ‘That’ll never happen.’”Now, as Hale ends a 10-year stretch at the faculty’s helm, it’s happening. Provincial and federal funding is in place for the new Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts campus in downtown St. Catharines. The state-of-the-art project will be located in the former Canada Hair Cloth building, a stately structure full of natural light and artistic possibility. The school is part of a joint project with the City of St. Catharines, which is building a new Niagara Centre for the Arts.Seeing this come to fruition is a highlight of Hale’s decade as Dean. There will be a roast and dinner on June 22 in celebration of her two terms in the position.An enthusiastic champion of the Niagara Region, Hale was born in the U.S. She was raised in Cleveland, Ohio where her father was a baker. “I grew up with the wonderful smell of baked goods every morning,” she said.Hale earned a BA from Kent State University in English Language and Literature, an MA in Social Foundations from Eastern Michigan University and a Doctor of Theological Studies from Harvard University Divinity School. When she finished her Harvard degree, she had two job offers — Sarah Lawrence College in New York and Concordia in Montreal. Hale, having watched the excitement and drama of the Trudeau years, chose Canada.Jack Miller, then professor of Chemistry and current Special Advisor on Buildings and Space, encouraged her to apply for the Dean of Humanities position. Miller, Hale said, told her there had never been a female dean at Brock, and that she should be the first. She came to Niagara for her interview in April 2000.“Sometimes you just fall in love,” she said. “From the time the Niagara air bus brought me down here, I saw the people on campus and realized there’s something about this place. There was something so genuine and warm and welcoming. The human and the built landscape here is so similar to where I grew up that I immediately felt at home.”Hale jumped into that landscape with both feet. She is president of the Bicentennial Legacy Council, a bi-national group organizing War of 1812 commemorative celebrations. She has co-chaired the Regional Cultural Committee and is involved in numerous local arts organizations. Her tireless work is often credited as a driving force behind the downtown fine and performing arts project.But a big highlight of the last 10 years, she said, has been the careful growth of the faculty. In 2000, there were 928 Humanities majors. Now there are more than 3,000. In 2000, there was one graduate program. Now there are nine.Hale has been “visionary, inspiring and effective,” Associate Dean John Lye said.“Her support of the students and faculty has been exemplary,” he said. “When there has been a function, a student event, a visiting artist, she has been there. I have relied on and been confident in her judgment, and feel we are all in her debt.”Hale brought “vision, passion and commitment” to the job, Associate Dean Jane Koustas said.“At the end of her mandate, she can take credit for enhancing the reputation, status and recognition of the Faculty of the Humanities and the university locally, nationally and internationally.”Hale begins a two-year administrative leave on July 1, but will remain on the joint executive committee for the downtown fine and performing arts project until at least December. She will work on a couple of projects during her leave, including a book called Body and Soul. It is based on a course Hale taught at Concordia from 1994 to 1997. The book will contain a dozen of her lectures, plus composite stories of students and how their lives intersected with the course.When she returns on July 1, 2012, it will be as a professor in the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. She loves teaching, especially in “big undergraduate classes where you can just turn people on to something.”New Humanities Dean Douglas Kneale, who is coming to Brock from the University of Western Ontario, will take over her spots on the nGen board, the Regional Culture Committee and — Hale hopes — the Bicentennial Legacy Council. She wants to leave plenty of space for him to make his own mark.“I don’t want to cast a long shadow,” she said.One of Hale’s last duties will be on Wellness Day on June 16, when she will give the closing talk on “The Fine Art of Happiness.”“I really think that happiness involves participation and engagement,” she said. “I believe the arts are extremely important in this world ridden with crisis, and important in how we make our way through it.”Rosemary’s Roast: Farewell Roast/DinnerWhen: June 22, 6:30 p.m.Where: St. Catharines Golf and Country Club, 70 Westchester Cres.Cost: $60More information read more

Ohio State leaves Missouri tournament 21 falls to Missouri State in fiveset

Members of the Ohio State women’s volleyball team celebrate after scoring against LIU Brooklyn on Sept. 2, 2016. OSU won, 3-0. Credit: Jenna Leinasars | Assistant News DirectorThe Ohio State women’s volleyball team is on their way back to Columbus with a 7-2 overall record after a weekend of play at the Dr. Mary Jo Wynn Invitational in Springfield, Missouri. OSU finished the tournament 2-1, taking down Indiana Univerisity – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) and the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay. The Buckeyes weren’t able to stop the Missouri State Bears, however –  marking their second loss this season. The Buckeye “tribe” had no problem sweeping IUPUI in three sets, but went the full-five sets in their next two matches – their bout against MSU lasting nearly two and half hours. Senior libero Valeria Leon and senior middle blocker Taylor Sandbothe were named to the all-tournament team – the tenth time for Sandbothe in the last 11 non-conference events. This weekend’s tournament also pushed the pair even further in their quest to hold the top spots amid the OSU record books. For Leon, she moved into second place for career digs with a total of 1,399. She’ll need to scrape up just under 200 more digs to pass first place holder Stacey Gordon (2001-2004) with 1,572. Sandbothe’s career total block count of 459 puts her in the third-place position, just below Danielle Meyer (2004-2007) with 479. Sandbothe also ranks second in school history for career solo blocks.IUPUIThe Buckeyes bulldozed over the Jaguars in the first set, 25-9. Things didn’t look up for IUPUI in the second set with OSU coming out on top, 25-13. OSU was able to tally a win on their record after they took the third set, 25-13. The Buckeyes held the Jaguars to a mere .011 attacking efficiency, while on the other side of the net, Sandbothe and freshman middle blocker Madison Smeathers combined for 24 kills on the match. Smeathers saw her second career start against IUPUI.Missouri StateThe Buckeyes jumped out to an early 4-0 in the first set and never relinquished their lead. They took the set 25-21. The second set was a game of back-and-forth between the two teams, but this set belonged to the Bears, 25-23. OSU held the lead for almost the entire third set, until they fell behind at 18-19. An OSU timeout at 20-23 wasn’t enough to cinch a victory, and MSU would win the third set, 25-21. Good things happen for the Buckeyes when they are ahead early in the set, and that remained to be true in the fourth. A final kill by junior outside hitter Luisa Schirmer would keep OSU alive to play again in the fifth set.Buckeyes would lead the final set 9-8 before the Bears called a timeout. A kill from MSU’s Lynsey Wright would be enough to gain momentum of the set and the match. MSU won the fifth set, 15-12. This is the second time this season that the Bears have beaten a nationally-ranked Big Ten team. They won against a then-No. 14 Illinois team in five sets on Aug. 27. Both of OSU’s losses so far this season have been in five-set decisions.Green BayOSU led the first set for 15 points before falling into a hole the team wasn’t able to climb out of. The Phoenix would win the first set of the game, 25-21. The Buckeyes may have been down, but they were not out. OSU battled their way back from an early deficit in the second set, solidified by the swinging power of Sandbothe, slamming down nine kills. OSU shut down the Phoenix in the third set, 25-15. A change of sides also proved to be a change of fate. Green Bay took the win on the fourth set and held OSU to only 14 points. A quick fifth set went in favor of the Buckeyes, 15-11, and OSU ended the tournament, 2-1. The Buckeyes served 10 aces during the match, three coming off the hands of junior defensive specialist Kalisha Goree. Sandbothe posted 20 kills on the match, but it was sophomore setter Taylor Hughes that led in attacking efficiency with eight kills on 11 errorless attempts. Hughes also collected 49 assists. The Buckeye “tribe” finished the tournament with a 7-2 record heading into their last weekend of non-conference play at the Ball State Active Ankle Challenge on Friday in Muncie, Indiana. read more

20 of people cant use the Wii Vitality Sensor

first_imgThe Wii Vitality Sensor is, according to Wikipedia, a fingertip pulse oximeter. That’s fancy talk for saying it can analyze your pulse and blood oxygen saturation. Through that data a number of specific aspects of the way your body works can be monitored.It sounds cool, especially if Nintendo put their usual gaming twist on the results and apply it to a Mii character. But will we ever see it come to market?The Vitality Sensor was officially announced at E3 in 2009. Since then it’s always been a project in the background and never actually appeared at E3 2010. So is it dead, or just taking a while to perfect?In the Nintendo Analyst Meeting held on Tuesday Satoru Iwata explained why we hadn’t seen it on the market yet. Apparently it’s because the human biological information has a lot of big differences between each individual. That means it is difficult to get the sensor to work for everyone. In fact, he says it only works with 80% of people at the moment.Because of that, Nintendo don’t want to release it as they’d have a lot of unhappy gamers returning the device. Iwata won’t be happy until it works with 99% of people, but that’s going to be difficult to achieve.So the answer for the moment is: don’t expect to see the Vitality Sensor coming to market any time soon, but Nintendo is still working on it. With the Wii 2 now confirmed for a 2012 release we can definitely see the project getting canned or becoming a Wii 2 peripheral.Read more at Kotaku and the Nintendo Analyst Meeting Q&A (translated)last_img read more

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Wholesalers Increase Distribution Prices

first_imgA week after Anderson News in January announced a 7-cents-per copy distribution price increase, Source Interlink also says it will also raise its rates by 7 cents. The two wholesalers account for around 50 percent of the magazine distribution market.Anerson CEO Charlie Anderson says that all wholesalers were in a money-losing business. “The business has not been profitable and has not been for a very long time. What we are trying to do is give some stability to the channel. Short of that, there will be an implosion in the business.” This raise represents about a 3.5 percent increase for Anderson. Discussions with Comag resulted in a three percent offer, and separate talks with Time Inc. arrived at 2 percent. The pricing is non-negotiable for either Anderson or Source, with both implementing a February 1 deadline for signed agreements, and plans to drop non-compliers. Comag’s president, Michael Sullivan, tells the New York Post that his clients have no intention of paying. “As we understand it, Anderson’s proposal is a unilateral effort to shift substantial costs to magazine publishers,” and  doesn’t “address the fundamental inefficiencies” of newsstand-distribution. Part two of Anderson’s program outlines an exit from bearing the costs of scan-based trading. “The last thing we want to do is exit the business, but why should we be in a business that doesn’t give us any return?”Jay Annis, vice president of single copy sales at Taunton Press, says: “The attempts by both at extracting a 7-cents-per-copy fee for distribution is unfair for any number of reasons, and the method in how they have gone about it is ridiculous.”last_img read more

Growth rage Angry Birds may look at tapping markets

first_imgIPO FLOAT COMING UP? An Angry Bird float makes its way down 6th Avenue during the 90th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in the Manhattan borough of New York, in this November 24, 2016 file photo. REUTERS/Saul MartinezInsanely raging birds launching themselves into buildings and bringing them crashing down on the bad guys is more Hitchcockian than the stuff of gaming legend. But an obscure Finnish startup created one in 2009 with its Angry Birds franchise.Building on its stupendous success since, the franchise will be looking to expand its further offerings with a IPO in the near future, according to a report first filed in online news website The Information.Technology news site The Information, citing unnamed sources, had reported late on Friday that mobile game and animation studio Rovio may be considering an IPO, in case a possible acquisition bid from Chinese Web giant Tencent for $3 billion bid does not materialise.However, Reuters reported on Saturday that Rovio has declined comment that China’s Tencent Holdings is looking to acquire it.”We and our shareholders regularly assess different alternatives to further develop Rovio,” Rovio told Reuters in an emailed statement on Friday when asked about The Information report.”A stock exchange listing at some point in the future could be possible in order to support the continued strong growth of Rovio and its strategic targets. However, Rovio and its owners have not made any decisions regarding a possible IPO,” the company said.The unlikely platoon of foul-tempered fowls and their all-consuming wrath was celebrated, in what Rovio has claimed, is the most downloaded paid app of all time. The game became a phenomenon riding on some sharp gameplay and emotional connections forged on mesmerising user appeal.Rovio has five game studios, including its Match, Slingshot, and Battle studios in Espoo, Finland. It also has a role-playing game studio in Stockholm, Sweden, and a new massively multiplayer online studio in London.Following years of falling earnings, job cuts and divestments, Rovio returned to profit last year as the release of its Angry Birds movie helped boost game sales. It grew its revenues 34 percent to €190 million ($203 million) in 2016, up 34 percent from $150 million a year earlier.Earnings before income taxes (EBIT) were €17.5 million ($18.5 million) in 2016, up from a €21 million loss ($22 million) in 2015. The games division had its best year ever, with revenue growing 40 percent from €113 million to €159 million in 2016.Rovio CEO Kati Levorenta said in February that the gaming vertical and The Angry Birds Movie helped push the company into the black compared to a loss the year before.last_img read more

Official Sailor Moon club opens worldwide

first_imgAre you the number one Sailor Moon fan? The insanely popular franchise has scores of fans dotted around the globe, and it looks like the official Sailor Moon club based in Japan is ready to accept their adoration with open arms.The awkwardly named club is called Pretty Guardians2016-2017. Yes, that is exactly how they spelled and spaced the name, so that’s not some weird typo. What happens after 2017? Do you have to reapply for another club called All New Pretty Guardians 2018-2019? But seriously, we are excited.Despite the weird name, Moonies should get hype, because the club will open their registration to certain overseas countries from September 23 to October 22, 2016. Members of the club will receive special news and updates about the Sailor Moon franchise and community both online and in print.For a fee of $58 USD, international members will receive a cute membership card, “Make-Up Lip Gloss”, access to exclusive content via the Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon app (Yay, more games for me to waste my life on!), and ability to purchase exclusive items made just for fans.Although more official details of what overseas members will receive are still being released, by taking a look at what Japanese Pretty Guardian2016-2017 members get to enjoy, we are pretty excited at the prospect of getting a whole lot more. Japanese members also a subscription to the bi-monthly radio show hosted by Sailor Moon’s Japanese voice actress, Kotono Mitsuishi, a chance to enter the random drawings to purchase tickets for the Bishojo Senshi Sailor Moon Amour Eternal, the Sailor Moon musical being performed in Japan, and access to a secret Premium Bandai site made exclusively for them, which means first dibs at some awesome Sailor Moon merchandise.Awesome art that Japanese members get for signing up. Us too, please!Another art piece that Japanese members receive. Here’s hoping intenational fans get the same sweet swag!We pray and hope to the magical girl gods above that us overseas fans will get a chance at all of the same perks of the Japanese club members, and wait with bated breath for official details to be released this week.The areas where the club has announced they will expand to are Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, South Korea, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, and Vietnam.Overseas registration begins this Friday September 23rd here, so set your moon alarms!last_img read more

Lithium to be extracted from geothermal waste

first_img( — A technique developed by a Californian company, Simbol Mining, will enable the valuable mineral lithium, widely used in high-density batteries, to be reclaimed from the hot waste water produced by a geothermal power plant in California. The consumption of lithium has been increasing globally, and is predicted to triple by 2020 as lithium battery use increases, electric cars become more widespread, and as more batteries are used to store electricity produced by solar and wind sources.The traditional sources of lithium are soil and brine dried in salt ponds, especially in Chile and Bolivia, but the waste water produced at the geothermal power plant, which can be millions of gallons a day, is equally rich in lithium. Extracting the lithium from geothermal waste water is easier than extracting from brine, and less water-intensive than extracting from soil, and the process has a smaller environment footprint because the water has already been extracted to generate electricity. The geothermal plant is built on top of the San Andreas Fault at the Salton Sea in southeastern California, around 80 miles east of San Diego. The plant is one of a cluster of geothermal plants that draw hot water at up to 360C from underground to the surface to produce the steam that drives electricity-generating turbines. The hot waste water produced in the process is salty and rich in silicates and minerals such as lithium.The presence of silicates presented problems in the extraction because they tend to clog equipment, but Simbol now uses a technique developed in the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California to remove the silicates from the waste by precipitation and filtration. The filtered water is then passed over a chemical resin that draws lithium ions from the solution to form lithium chloride, and then the remaining solution is returned to the ground. Lithium chloride is not a suitable form for shipping, so sodium carbonate is added, and the mixture forms lithium carbonate, which is easier to transport.The extraction process is partially driven by the heat of the waste water, which means the environmental impacts are fairly minimal, according to geologist Michael McKibben of the University of California at Riverside.Simbol Mining has tested the process fully and is now constructing a pilot plant, which is expected to produce around a tonne of lithium per month. If the pilot is successful, more ambitious plants will be built. Chief Executive Officer of Simbol, Luka Erceg, said he also expects the method to be used to extract other minerals such as manganese and zinc, since the Salton Sea is rich in minerals having, as Erceg said, “half the periodic table” in the water.Simbol Mining’s project has been aided by $6.7 million in funding from Firelake Capital and Mohr Davidow Ventures.More information:© 2009 Researchers power up new lithium battery for hybrid cars Lithium ingots with a thin layer of black oxide tarnish. Image: Wikimedia Commons Explore further Citation: Lithium to be extracted from geothermal waste (2009, December 14) retrieved 18 August 2019 from 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

Fuelinjection System That Delivers 64 Miles Per Gallon

first_img Pint-sized car engine promises high efficiency ( — The best hybrid cars of today can only deliver about 48 miles per gallon. By using this newly developed fuel injection system a test vehicle was measured at achieving 64 miles per gallon in highway driving. This is approximately a 50% increase in fuel efficiency in a gasoline engine. More information: Transonic Combustion: Explore further The fuel injection system was developed by a startup company Transonic Combustion and their goal is to increase fuel efficiency of existing gasoline engines. The cost for this ultra-efficient system would be as much as high-end fuel injection systems currently on the market today.By heating and pressurizing gasoline before injecting it into the combustion chamber places it into a supercritical state that allows for very fast and clean combustion. This in turn decreases the amount of fuel needed to run the vehicle. The gasoline is also treated with a catalyst to further enhance combustion.What makes Transonic’s fuel injection system different from a direct injection is that it uses supercritical fluids and requires no spark to ignite the fuel. The supercritical fluid mixes quickly with air when it’s injected into the cylinder. The heat and pressure, in the cylinder, alone is enough to cause the fuel to combust without a spark.Ignition timing happens just when the piston reaches the optimal point, so that the maximum amount of energy is converted into mechanical movement of the engine.Proprietary software has also been developed by Transonic Combustion that allows the system to adjust the fuel injection precisely depending on engine load. Transonic Combustion is currently testing their new fuel injection system with three automakers. One key concern is the life of the engine when it’s subject to high pressures and temperatures. The company plans to manufacture the system themselves and not license the technology. Transonic Combustion plans to build its first factory in 2013, and place the technology into production cars by 2014. © 2010 Citation: Fuel-injection System That Delivers 64 Miles Per Gallon (2010, March 10) retrieved 18 August 2019 from The new fuel-injection system is placed into this sports car which weighs approximately the same as the Toyota Prius hybrid and has similar aerodynamics. The new fuel injection system gets better gas mileage than the Prius hybrid. Credit: Transonic Combustion 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

BGBS to be held every 2 years from now announces CM

first_imgKolkata: The Mamata Banerjee government will now hold Bengal Global Business Summit (BGBS) once every two years. This was announced by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at the state Assembly on Wednesday.”There are various processes involved after we receive an investment proposal. We need to prepare a Detailed Project Report (DPR), sign MoUs and complete certain other formalities. So we have decided to give some more time before holding such business meets. This will help us make more investments fruitful in the real sense of the term, before we hold the next edition of BGBS,” Banerjee said, while deliberating upon the Governor’s speech that was delivered in the last session in February. The session could not be held after that with the announcement of the elections in March. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataBanerjee said 50 percent of the investments received in the five editions of BGBS held since 2015 are already under implementation. It may be mentioned that most of the states in the country have already started holding such summits once in two years. The 2019 BGBS held in February has seen investment to the tune of Rs 2.84 lakh crore, which is expected to create 8 to 10 lakh jobs in the state. The next BGBS will be held in 2021 instead of 2020. “86 Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) were signed, while 45 business to consumer (B2C) and 1,200 business to business (B2B) meetings were held,” a senior official of the state Finance department said.last_img read more

Hospital misplaces patients severed finger

first_imgKolkata: A private hospital in the city was accused of medical negligence after a patient’s severed finger got misplaced before the surgery to join it back to his hand.According to sources, on Wednesday afternoon, Nilotpal Chakraborty of Andul in Howrah was riding his bike along the Foreshore Road in Howrah. While riding the bike, Chakraborty met with an accident and fell from the bike. His middle finger placed in between the clutch and the handle bar got severed due to excessive pressure. He was immediately rushed to a private hospital in Howrah along with the severed finger where he was recommended to go to a private hospital at Ekbalpore. The severed finger was wrapped in ice and given to Chakraborty’s family members. After he was taken to the hospital, Chakraborty’s family members were told that the hospital staff are busy and some were watching a world cup match. They said the finger will be preserved and will be stitched back to Chakraborty’s hand on Thursday morning as such operation can be done within 24 hours after the organ gets severed. Chakraborty was admitted and given necessary treatment. On Thursday morning, while preparing for the operation, hospital staff and nurses found that the finger was missing from the preservation area. Since 8 am, on Thursday, despite repeated searches, the finger was not found. After 2 pm, hospital authority informed Chakraborty’s family members that the finger was missing and even if the finger is found, it cannot be attached as 24 hours had passed. Hearing this, patient’s family members started protesting. Later, a complaint was lodged at the Alipore police station and a FIR was lodged under sections of Medical Negligence Act.last_img read more

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first_img Example of full-dose, 10 percent low-dose and algorithm-enhanced low-dose. Image courtesy of Enhao Gong, Ph.D. March 6, 2015 — Bracco Imaging, through its business unit Bracco Injeneering SA, announced the availability of its EmpowerCTA+, an advanced engineering contrast injection system.The EmpowerCTA+ has initially been launched in the United States then gradually in Europe, and it will be presented at the European Congress of Radiology (ECR), March 4-8 in Vienna, Austria.The re-engineered device includes advanced touchscreen technology that enables technologists to customize the contrast injection experience right at the patient’s side with new enhancements, including real-time variable flow rates, saline advance and saline jump.The saline advance function tests a patient’s patency and vein integrity while the saline jump feature minimizes the amount of contrast a patient receives. The injector’s patented extravasation detection accessory (EDA) provides additional safety and peace of mind for the technologist. In addition, its eGFR calculator simplifies calculations for kidney evaluation function prior to contrast delivery. The risk of air embolisms to the patient is reduced due to the system’s built-in tilt sensor and lock.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | March 06, 2015 Bracco Launches EmpowerCTA+ Contrast Injection System Re-engineered device introduces touchscreen technology, saline advance for CT angiograph News | Neuro Imaging | March 18, 2019 Non-Contrast MRI Effective in Monitoring MS Patients Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) without contrast agent is just as effective as the contrast-enhanced approach… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more GU12171120 Related Content Sponsored Content | Case Study | Contrast Media Injectors | April 02, 2019 The Power In Prefilled Syringes The continuing search for advantages to improve workflow has radiology departments constantly searching for new solut read more Technology | Contrast Media | August 05, 2019 Bracco Receives FDA Approval for Varibar Thin Liquid for Oral Suspension Bracco Diagnostics Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for Varibar Thin Liquid (barium… read more center_img Feature | Contrast Media Injectors | April 11, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis Using Artificial Intelligence to Reduce Gadolinium Contrast One of the most controversial issues in radiology in recent years has been the use of… read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | March 07, 2019 Ultrasound Societies Urge FDA to Remove Black Box Warning on Contrast Agents National and international ultrasound societies are urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to remove the “black… read more Feature | Contrast Media | July 18, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How To Manage Risk in the MR Suite Macrocyclic contrast agents have the best safety profile of all the magnetic resonance (MR) contrast media that are n read more Technology | Contrast Media | July 15, 2019 FDA Approves Bayer’s Gadavist Contrast for Cardiac MRI in Adult Coronary Artery Disease Patients The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Gadavist injection for use in cardiac magnetic resonance… read more News | Radiology Business | April 24, 2019 ITN Wins Jesse H. Neal Award for Best Technical Content April 24, 2019 — Imaging Technology News (ITN) was recently named the 2019 Jesse H. read more Two brain metastases from primary lung cancer are contrast enhanced in the brain of a 61-year-old male. Speakers at AHRA 2019 will state that ProHance and other macrocyclic MR agents present a very low risk to patients. Images courtesy of Bracco Sponsored Content | Case Study | Contrast Media | January 30, 2019 Captisol-enabled Contrast Media with Reduced Renal Toxicity in Development The medical imaging market relies heavily on contrast media, injected into patients to increase the contrast of bodil read morelast_img read more

Applying Information Technology

first_imgFeature | Information Technology | April 05, 2016 Applying Information Technology The ITN team has just returned from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s (HIMSS16) annual conference in Las Vegas, where more than 40,000 healthcare IT professionals gathered to learn about and share information on optimizing healthcare outcomes using information technology. At the conference, HIMSS unveiled the results of its 2016 HIMSS Connected Health Survey, conducted in partnership with the Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHA). The survey included insights from more than 200 IT, informatics and clinical professionals in U.S. hospitals and health systems regarding their organizations’ current and future use of connected health technologies. More than 50 percent of respondents indicated their hospital currently uses three or more connected health technologies, which helps bring into focus the growing importance these technologies play in the hospital setting.Respondents to the survey found that the technologies implemented within hospital settings positively impacted capabilities to communicate with patients, along with the ability to deliver a higher standard of care. In addition, 69 percent of respondents whose hospitals are utilizing mobile-optimized patient portals indicated that the attention to a mobile environment expands the capability to send and receive data securely.Currently, 52 percent of hospitals indicated the use of three or more of the following technologies:58% — Mobile-optimized patient portals;48% — Apps for patient education/engagement;37% — Remote patient monitoring;34% — Telehealth, audiovisual fee for service;33% — SMS texting;32% — Patient-generated health data; and26% — Telehealth, concierge service.Almost half of the respondents indicated their hospitals are looking to expand the array of connected health technologies they use. Another 5 percent expect their hospitals to become first-time users of at least one new connected health technology. The commonly cited technologies they plan on adding include:• Telehealth, concierge service• Patient-generated health data solutions• SMS textingFor more results and insights on this survey, visit FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享last_img read more

What an MLB source said about the Dbacks trade h

first_img What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke The selection of Cam Newton early in the draft Thursday could effect the Cardinals greatly, even if he ends up in a Panthers uniform. With the combination of labor uncertainty and the Panthers holding their plans for the first overall pick so closely, this is one of the murkiest drafts to project in the history of the NFL. All this speculation leaves the Cardinals in a precarious position with almost no idea how the top-four will shake out before they are on the clock. “I think everybody kind of figures they are going to take him number one but they haven’t said anything one way or another.”But if they go with a different player, the decision could affect the Cardinals who will be forced to debate if Newton is the answer should he last to number five. On the eve of the draft, Graves is probably wishing Moon is a little bit more sure than 90 percent. 0 Comments   Share   Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Top Stories Cardinals general manager Rod Graves joined Sports 620 KTAR’s Doug and Wolf show Wednesday and said he would want to know the Panther’s plans more than any other team ahead of the Cardinals in the draft. “I think what Carolina does will dictate what happens really throughout that first round,” Graves said.“Whether they decide to ultimately go with a quarterback or whether they go with some other position, I think it’s going to have a huge bearing on what takes place. I’d like to know if I could what they are going to do but the possibility of that is probably unlikely.”The Panthers had the league’s worst passing offense in 2010 but Newton could step in as the dynamic answer they covet after scoring 50 total touchdowns en route to a National Championship and Heisman trophy at Auburn last year. Newton’s mentor and Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon put the odds of his protege ending up in Carolina at 90 percent on the Doug and Wolf show Wednesday. “Usually at this point, a team has pretty much played their hand if there was a guy that they were going to take at that position and maybe even started negotiations with the guy this late if they really felt they were going to take that guy number one. Carolina has really played their hand close to the vest,” Moon said.last_img read more

Genting Hong Kong has completed the acquisition of

first_imgGenting Hong Kong has completed the acquisition of Crystal Cruises from Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha in a transaction worth US$550 million.GHK also announced a new chairman of Crystal and promotions for Crystal’s current senior management team, guaranteeing a streamlined transition and virtually no interruption in operations and ensuring award-winning service.Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, executive chairman of the Genting Group and the former chairman of Norwegian Cruise Line, assumes the position of chairman of Crystal, replacing Nobuyoshi Kuzuya who will return to NYK in a key executive position.Edie Rodriguez, a 34-year travel industry veteran who was previously president and chief operating officer will be promoted to president and chief executive officer.Thomas Mazloum, a 20-plus year veteran of Crystal’s management team who was previously executive vice president will be promoted to chief operating officer.Established in 1993, GHK is part of the Genting Group, a global hospitality and leisure company with business in over 20 countries, including the United States in New York, Florida and Nevada.GHK wholly owns Star Cruises and is a major shareholder of Norwegian Cruise Line.Crystal Cruises’ first award-winning luxury vessel, Crystal Harmony embarked in 1990, with sister ships Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity joining the fleet in 1995 and 2003, respectively.Crystal will continue its innovative momentum in 2016 when it becomes the first large luxury cruise line to navigate the elusive Northwest Passage. Looking ahead, the cruise line will expand its coveted World Cruise portfolio with four separate global itineraries come 2018.last_img read more