first_imgClick here for more info on Bundaberg Cup, or to register: Bundaberg Cup 2019.Click here for accommodation and local attractions: www.bundabergregion.org/the-bundaberg-cup-2019 The turtles are epic! But there’s much more to Bundaberg North Burnett than magical marine life.From the stunning beaches to cruising down the Burnett River. The Australian Sugar Cane Railway, the Amandine Lavender farm and bushwalking (check out Burrum Coast National Park and the Aboriginal free-hand rock art in the Cania Gorge National Park). Like fishing? Think everything from tuna to barra and mud crab.Then there are Bundaberg Cup participant Scott Prince’s must-do activities: the Lady Musgrave Experience, a luxury day-tour cruise to Lady Musgrave Island) and Riverfeast, the Friday night food markets.Speaking of FOOD – that’s the best bit about Bundaberg. Princey fills us in on his five top eating and drinking picks…Best coffee: Alowishus Delicious  Fuel your footy with their caffeine plus Alowishus Fritters: zucchini and sweet corn fritters with guacamole, salsa, sour cream, rocket and a poached egg.Favourite brekkie spot: Indulge CafeSeasonal food that’s sourced from local growers and suppliers.Best seafood: Grunske’s by the RiverFrom local fishermen, straight to your plate.Top spot for drinks: The BrewhouseFor the grown-ups, The Brewhouse is where all Bargara Brewing Company’s beers are made using 100% rainwater.Sweet treats: Nana’s PantryIf you’re on a health kick, grab some snacks from their bulk foods range to take to the fields. If you’re not, grab some gelato!last_img read more

first_imgzoom Finnish technology group Wärtsilä has been contracted to provide both equipment and maintenance for floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier vessels of Norway based operator, Höegh LNG.Under a new five year technical management agreement, Wärtsilä will provide support for eight ships of the company’s existing fleet as well as for its two new vessels currently under construction. The services of the technical management agreement include Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) to optimise the availability, reliability, and performance of the Wärtsilä engines. It also includes maintenance planning and advisory services involving the combined technical expertise of both Wärtsilä and Höegh LNG specialists.The two new 170,000 m3 LNG carrier vessels being built for Höegh LNG at the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) and Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) shipyards in Korea will each be powered by four Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines. There is an option for further three vessels in the SHI series.The two vessels will also feature the Wärtsilä regasification technology to operate as FSRUs. The regasification solution to be supplied to these vessels is based upon the use of seawater and glycol as the intermediate heating medium, a lighter and less space demanding alternative than earlier systems with a propane based heating system, the company said.last_img read more

first_imgPORT MOODY, B.C. — A mayor who stepped aside after he was charged with sexual assault is going back to work in Port Moody, B.C.The city says Mayor Rob Vagramov returned to work on Monday after taking a voluntary leave of absence.  He stepped aside in March, a day after the B.C. prosecution service said he had been charged with sexual assault.It said the mayor was alleged to have committed an assault in Coquitlam in 2015.Vagramov has denied the allegation and said in March he will challenge the charge in court.A hearing has been set for Thursday to fix a date for a trial in Vagramov’s case.The city says the mayor will resume his usual duties including heading several committees.Vagramov will not resume his role as chair of the police board. The Canadian Presslast_img read more

The respondents were ordered to show by what authority they hold office.The Court of Appeal ordered 49 members of the new cabinet to appear in court on December 12th to respond to the petition. The Appeal Court has issued notice and an interim order against Mahinda Rajapaksa and his Government, preventing them from acting as Prime Minister, Cabinet and Deputy Ministers. Parliamentarian Mahinda Rajapaksa has rejected a Court of Appeal ruling on his cabinet and has decided to challenge it in the Supreme Court.Rajapaksa’s office said that his lawyers will file the appeal first thing tomorrow morning. Rajapaksa said that only the Supreme Court can make a determination on the Constitution. (Colombo Gazette) The order was issued in a Quo Warranto case filed by 122 Parliamentarians against Rajapaksa and his new Government. read more

July home sales were down slightly in Norfolk but the selling prices were up over the previous year.A total of 67 residential properties were sold in the area covered by the Simcoe & District Real Estate Board in July. This figure was down 8.2 per cent or six sales compared to July 2018.The average home price for the period was $397,229, up 11.3 per cent from the previous year. Total value of home sales in the month was $26.6 million.“Home sales were a little below average in July,” Melissa Mummery, president of the Simcoe & District Real Estate Board, said in a media release. “At the same time, inventories continue to build back towards more normal levels. That said, at this point the market is still tight, which is why we continue to see sizable price gains.”There have been 437 residential units sold in the first seven months of this year. This is up 10.6 per cent from last year.Average home price for the year is $390,824, representing a 7.5 per cent hike over the same period in 2018.There were 123 new residential listings in the month; the highest number for July since 2014.At the end of July there were 251 active residential listings. While this represents a 36.4 per cent gain over July 2018, the real estate board says supply remains low.“Months of inventory numbered 3.7 at the end of July 2019, up from the 2.5 months recorded at the end of July 2018 but still only about half the long-run average of 7 months for this time of year,” said the release.Months of inventory figures represent how long it would take to sell inventory based on current sales activity. read more

Former owner of diamond business in Yellowknife faces fraud charges by The Canadian Press Posted Jun 21, 2017 3:38 pm MDT Last Updated Jun 21, 2017 at 4:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email YELLOWKNIFE – Mounties in the Northwest Territories say the former owner of diamond-cutting and polishing facilities faces fraud charges for allegedly misrepresenting assets to secure a loan.RCMP say they are seeking a warrant for the arrest of Deepak Kumar, who they say is reported to be outside of Canada.Police say Kumar’s businesses were located in Yellowknife and the allegations were first reported to them in 2015.They allege that Kumar, as head of Deepak International Ltd., fraudulently misrepresented his assets in securing a loan from Callidus Capital Corp., a private commercial financing company in Toronto.Police say the value of the alleged fraud is reported to be more than $1 million.They’re asking anyone with information to contact the RCMP financial crime section. read more

first_imgWhen the whistleblower’s footage was shown to horrified health bosses, 22,000 patients listed on the practice database were written to and offered blood testing, with around 6,000 coming forward.It is believed to be the largest recall in NHS England’s history, and screenings were offered for blood-borne viruses including HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C.Of the patients who came forward, 4,526 patients of Mr D’Mello were tested, five of whom were found to have hepatitis C. None were found with HIV or hepatitis B.Due to the multiple ways in which these infections can be transmitted, however, it is not possible to identify how those with hepatitis C caught it.Ms Surgey spoke of how Mr D’Mello insisted on seeing “massive amounts of patients”, sometimes seeing up to four in the space of 15 minutes.She told the hearing: “We saw a lot of patients so cross-infection control was impossible – he was my boss and I thought my loyalty was to my employer. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. I have let the profession down, I have let the patients down and I have the public down and it will never, never happen againdental nurse Caroline Surgey Mr D’Mello’s actions… were a departure from this duty and, there, constituted a failure to maintain adequate infection controlsGeneral Dental Council panel A dentist whose surgery hygiene standards sparked a major health scare has had a string of malpractice allegations against him proven.Desmond D’Mello prompted a mass blood screening of patients after a whistleblower exposed the poor levels of cleanliness at his practice.More than 22,000 patients were recalled after he was secretly filmed breaching clinical standards at the Daybrook Dental Practice in Gedling, Nottinghamshire, over the course of three days in 2014.A conduct hearing at the General Dental Council in London found scores of allegations against him, included failing to change gloves between patients and not putting on a new surgical mask for each patient. The former Daybrook Dental Practice in Gedling, NottinghamshireCredit:SWNS.com The former Daybrook Dental Practice in Gedling, Nottinghamshire All but one of more than 50 allegations against him were proved, the panel found. Mr D’Mello, who had been a dentist for nearly 38 years and began his own practice in 1980, still faces a final ruling from the committee.The panel said in its findings of fact: “Mr D’Mello was under a duty to maintain adequate infection control for patients and staff.”Mr D’Mello’s actions… were a departure from this duty and, there, constituted a failure to maintain adequate infection controls.”Dental nurse Caroline Surgey admitted more than 20 allegations which happened when she was working alongside Mr D’Mello.The 43-year-old mother of two told the hearing on Monday she had failed adequately to re-educate herself following a hiatus from the profession and was scared to challenge Mr D’Mello in case she lost her job.An emotional Ms Surgey, who has since received the relevant training, said of her reaction when she re-watched the video of herself: “It was appalling.”If I saw that person doing that I would be horrified, I was ashamed and I could see failures in all of it and if I saw that person I would think they were a really bad person.”She added: “I have let myself down, I have let my family down, I have let the profession down, I have let the patients down and I have let the public down and it will never, never happen again.” “I know that’s not correct, it is to my patients and I should have held the patients first.”She added: “I really did not think I had any place in telling the dentist what to do, but I know now that I can and I will.”One witness had previously described to the panel the “filthy” state of D’Mello’s surgery and how she had been rebuked by him for cleaning too much.The hearing heard on its opening day how an investigation determined there had been “very few glove repurchases” in the surgery and the witness later told how she had once found a soiled glove stuffed into a box for new ones.Mr D’Mello did not attend the hearing, instead opting to write to the committee last week to express his “total shock” at the allegations, the handling of which he said was “humiliating”.The former dentist had a contract for the NHS for the financial year 2014-15 worth nearly £675,000, but was suspended when the allegations were made on June 13 2014.last_img read more

first_imgVancouver medical marijuana farmer Tom Lauerman is launching a new business this fall, which he hopes to turn into a franchise.The business, Terpworks, is a mobile operation that goes to the site of either a licensed medical marijuana or recreational marijuana farm, harvests plants on the site and processes the material into trimmed buds or cannabis concentrates such as hash, wax or tinctures.“There’s a need out there for this,” said Lauerman, who added that he’s already lining up customers. “There are a lot of people getting into the cannabis business, and they to some extent know how to grow, but they don’t know how to process their plants.”Lauerman, who said he will also continue running his farm, is preparing a specialized truck that will have an array of concentrate processing equipment set up. The truck also has a sleeping area for the two-person team that will manage the operation.“We can even work with I-502 (legal Washington recreational) businesses, I talked to an attorney about it,” Lauerman said. “We’re basically just another contractor, like an electrician. So we roll up into a grower-processor’s canopy space, roll in and process for them.”One benefit of the mobile business is that the grower can watch or join in the processing and learn more about it. Also, their marijuana doesn’t leave the grower’s site, so the grower doesn’t have to worry about shipping marijuana, he said.last_img read more

first_img#TanuWedsManuReturns is eyeing ₹ 100 cr mark in India. If it reaches there [has the merits], it will be the FIRST ₹ 100 CR FILM OF 2015. — taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) May 26, 2015 Tanu Weds Manu ReturnsFacebook”Tanu Weds Manu Returns” is all set to be one of the biggest movies of 2015 and the domestic figures are now eyeing the ₹100 crore mark.”Tanu Weds Manu Returns”, which had a massive opening in Indian and overseas box offices, has already raked in ₹47.05 crore at the Indian box office. According to trade analyst Taran Adarsh, the movie is a blockbuster hit and the film’s collection on Monday is higher than its opening day. The Kangana Ranaut and R Madhavan starrer collected ₹8.90 crore on its fourth day in India.This, according to Adarsh, is a rare feat at the box office as Bollywood movies usually fail to carry its weekend-like collections on the following Monday. But, “Tanu Weds Manu Returns” has now changed the trend as the film continues to have good theatre occupancy on weekdays as well.#TanuWedsManuReturns is on a RECORD-SMASHING spree. Fri 8.85 cr, Sat 13.20 cr, Sun 16.10 cr, Mon 8.90 cr. Total: ₹ 47.05 cr. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) May 26, 2015 #TanuWedsManuReturns is heading for BLOCKBUSTER status. Mon biz is higher than Fri biz. A rarity in today’s times! — taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) May 26, 2015The success of “Tanu Weds Manu Returns” has set a trend not only in terms of box office numbers but the movie also proved that a good script can bring audience to theatres. With no big names attached to it, the latest Anand L Rai movie is an eye opener for Bollywood.Overtaking almost all big films of the year, “Tanu Weds Manu Returns” has convinced the industry that a tight script, impressive performances and good directorial skills is all that is required to win the hearts of the audience.Meanwhile, industry traders are now keeping their fingers crossed to see whether the Kangana -Madhavan starrer will enter the ₹100 crore club in India before its second week.Unlike most Hindi films that crash/dip on Mon, #TanuWedsManuReturns continues its winning streak on weekdays. Mon biz was rock-solid. WOW!— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) May 26, 2015last_img read more

first_imgRohingya refugee carries an elderly man at the Palongkhali refugee camp near Cox`s Bazar. Reuters file photoUS ambassador to Bangladesh Earl R Miller has welcomed the government’s assurances that any relocation of Rohingyas to Bhashan Char island will be fully voluntary based on informed consent.He also welcomed assurances that those who choose to go will have free movement off the island to maintain connections with rest of the Rohingya community in Cox’s Bazar.Miller, during his visit to Cox’s Bazar from 8 to 10 March, met local government officials, including the Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner, and the deputy commissioner to learn more about the government’s plan to begin relocating up to 100,000 Rohingyas to Bhashan Char as early as mid-April.The US is the leading contributor of humanitarian assistance in response to the Rohingya refugee crisis. It has provided nearly$500million since the outbreak of violence in August 2017, with approximately $450 million of that total dedicated to programmes in Bangladesh for Rohingya refugees and Bangladeshi host communities, said the US Embassy in Dhaka on Tuesday.In Cox’s Bazar, Miller observed US government assistance in the region and visited both local communities and the Rohingya camps, and met government officials as well as UN organisations and NGOs operating in the region.After his 3 March announcement of an additional $45.5 million to the 2019 Joint Response Plan, bringing total US contributions to $105.5 million, ambassador Miller travelled to Cox’s Bazar to ensure good stewardship of US tax dollars and to review the outstanding work being done by the Bangladeshi government, UN agencies, and NGOs to provide humanitarian assistance and shelter to more than 900,000 Rohingya.During his visit, ambassador Miller met with the American Red Cross, IFRC, IOM, UNDP, UNHCR, WFP, and others, to discuss their outstanding efforts working with the local community to prepare for the annual cyclone and monsoon season and how the US can further assist these efforts.The US works hand-in-hand with the Bangladeshi government and local communities to build Multi-Purpose Cyclone Shelters (MPCS) and train emergency first responders.The US, through USAID, has built nine MPCS’s and upgraded another 60 in Cox’s Bazar since 2008. USAID, in coordination with Bangladesh, plans to repair approximately 100 more existing MPCS’s in Cox’s Bazar and Bandarban.MPCS’s serve both refugee and local communities during a cyclone, and are further used by local communities year-round to serve general community needs.Ambassador Miller took the opportunity to visit a number of refugee camps and speak with the Rohingya and the NGOs providing services to the camps.He saw how the maintenance and general upkeep of the camps, as well as preparations for the upcoming cyclone and monsoon season, are progressing.last_img

first_imgKatherine Shappley, VP North America SMB, via FacebookFor two days, different Houston nonprofits are offering digital skills training as part of a program called Facebook Community Boost.Ifeoma Ozoma, programs manager for digital skills at Facebook, said businesses benefit from having a social media presence.“We know Facebook best,” she said at an event kicking off the program in Houston. “And so that’s something we can help organizations with and something we’ve also been asked about.”Anna Cho is one of the small business owners participating in the training. She owns Moody Ice, a shave ice shop in the Heights.Cho said social media platforms helped her get her business started.“I know how to use Facebook to advertise for the business,” she said. “But I just want to see what’s more. I’m sure there’s always more you can learn, and also what other people are doing.”Houston is the second of 30 cities Facebook is touring.Sandberg apologizes for data scandalDuring the kickoff event, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg apologized for the company’s role in allowing Cambridge Analytica to mine user data without permission.It’s one of the first times she has spoken publicly about the scandal.“Trust is at the core of what we do, it is hard-earned and easily lost. And we know we have a long road ahead of us to rebuild that trust,” Sandberg said. “And you have my personal commitment, from me and from Mark, and from everyone that works at Facebook, that we are taking this incredibly seriously and we are committed to earning back your trust.”Sandberg is widely considered to be the architect of Facebook’s data-driven advertising and helped make the company profitable after being hired away from Google.To date, she has only granted one media interview on the data scandal. Share Listen 00:00 /00:48 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Xlast_img read more

first_imgKinect for Xbox One is currently being undersold by Microsoft as a must-have feature. Most gamers just view it as a motion controller they can’t see much use for, and a camera that is always watching you. Well, finally, it looks like Kinect has been put to good use in a game.Adam Isgreen, creative director of Microsoft Studios, has explained that Kinect is being used in a clever way for fighting game Killer Instinct. This isn’t for gameplay, though. Instead, Kinect will support tournament play by automatically detecting who you are, linking you to a controller, and loading your settings (favorite characters, button config).So, if you wanted to have a Killer Instinct tournament with a few friends, switching players will require no setup. Kinect will detect (registered) players with its camera and automatically set them up on the controller they are holding. By doing this, Microsoft and Double Helix Games are removing the boring bits and getting you to the gameplay faster. Less configuration equals more fun.The same feature will also work if playing alone. After an initial configuration to get the settings you are happy with, every time you play Kinect will detect who you are and load your preferences. The system then just scales to however many players there are, they just need to be a recognized gamer with a profile.While this is a nice feature, it still only uses the camera function of the Kinect and many will surely class it as a gimmick (albeit one I imagine KI owners will appreciate once they start using it). Microsoft needs to share details of why we should be getting excited about the motion controls, too. What games are using that in new and interesting ways gamers will be genuinely enthused about?last_img read more

first_imgGuests:Mark Schlereth, Greg Cosell, John Elway, and Jason McIntyre. Also:-Packers should draft a QB-Cam is Russell Westbrook-Don’t lose faith in Carson Wentz Brady’s retirement will start Mahomes/Reid’s dominant runESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter made headlines today when he reported that there is a possibility 2019 could be Tom Brady’s NFL season, and Colin thinks when Brady does retire Pat Mahomes will be the next QB to have a dominant long run and when a bunch of Super Bowls.Mahomes isn’t just the most freakishly talented QB to enter the NFL since Aaron Rodgers, but possesses a lot of the Brady’s temperament and intangibles. Like, Brady, he is also paired with the perfect coach to match his talent. Among the young QB’s in the league, Mahomes is in a different class with an unlimited ceiling.last_img read more

first_imgJuly 20, 2012 4 min read Enroll Now for Free This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now With Instagram being acquired by Facebook for a whopping billion dollars, the sky seems to be the limit for startups in 2012. So which rising business could be the next big thing?Here are five companies — all enjoying ample media and investor attention — that are on the verge of startup success.ViddyWith 26 million registered users, and more than 500,000 new ones being added daily, Viddy is hardly struggling for attention. That’s why this Los Angeles-based startup seems prime for an acquisition.The Viddy iPhone app allows users to capture, “beautify” and share video content in 15-second “moments” that users can follow in a Twitter-style feed.”We’ve built a community unlike any other, with passionate ‘Viddyographers’ that are engaged with us and each other,” said CEO and co-founder Brett O’Brien. “People sign up with Viddy and they stay.”Also sticking around are top venture capitalists and celebrity backers like Grammy Award-winner Shakira, Roc Nation (founded by Jay-Z) and Overbrook Entertainment (founded by Will Smith), as reported in The New York Times.Moving forward, Viddy “will definitely look at moving onto other platforms” beyond the iPhone and continue to develop new features and filters, said O’Brien.TiklyBuilt from an artist and venue-owner perspective, Des Moines, Iowa-based Tikly is challenging the traditional ticket-selling model established by the likes of Ticketmaster.The ticketing platform creates a “direct to fan” experience and offers open revenue streams that place the power back into the hands of venues, bands and event organizers.”Our fees are low and respectful,” said CEO Emma Peterson, who previously has toured nationally with major bands. “We believe the artists’ do-it-yourself culture will continue to emerge, and utilities like Tikly will make them very happy.”Tikly is the first and only ticketing company to fully integrate with startup darling Dwolla — a PayPal competitor — as a payment option at checkout. After bootstrapping its first year, Tikly has begun the process of bringing in its first round of outside investors.KickboardBuilt by teachers, New Orleans-based Kickboard helps educators efficiently capture, analyze and share student academic and behavioral data for increased student performance.”There are a lot of companies that make software for classroom management, measuring academic progress and maintaining relationships with parents,” said marketing head and former teacher Stew Stout. “What makes Kickboard unique is that it does all three.”One of Kickboard’s biggest goals is to help create a culture of analytical teaching. What started with a three-school beta test in 2009 has now spread to more than 70 schools and teacher preparation organizations.After raising an angel round of funding in 2011, Kickboard is currently focused on accelerating its customer acquisition and providing continuous improvements to its product.HootSuite”Social media has gone from dorm room to boardroom pretty much overnight,” said HootSuite CEO Ryan Holmes. “But the tools to manage it have lagged behind.”That’s where HootSuite, a social media dashboard that manages and measures social networks, comes in. HootSuite users all have one thing in common: “Wanting to get the most value out of social media in real time,” Holmes said.HootSuite has grabbed massive market share using a “freemium” business model. While it offers a free product, the most active users — particularly large companies — end up upgrading to more powerful tools and becoming paying customers. Seventy-nine Fortune 100 companies use HootSuite. In 2011, HootSuite brought in $11 million in revenue, and since 2009, the company has regularly acquired funding. In March, it secured an additional $20 million through a secondary venture capital transaction. Efforts now focus on building industrial-grade tools for managing social media in a range of workplace environments, from small businesses to large enterprises.MindMixerThis “virtual town hall” is dedicated to municipal and government projects. MindMixer, an Omaha, Nebraska-based company, has a mission to build stronger communities by promoting action.Founded by former urban planners, the MindMixer platform has attracted more than 20,000 registered users nationwide by creating opportunities for people to take ownership of projects in their respective communities.”Our mission isn’t to use technology [just] to create efficiencies in governments, education and business,” said CEO Nick Bowden. “Our background gives us the ability to build and deploy our technology through a lens of community building, not [just] technological efficiency.”MindMixer recently closed out a Series A round of funding that raised $1.9 million, which comes on the heels of an earlier seed round from last year. With its infusion of capital, the company plans to double down on efforts to link communities together across the U.S. This story originally appeared on Business on Mainlast_img read more

first_imgTechnology | November 01, 2011 TruFlight Select PET/CT Offers Economical Time-of-Flight Technology Feature | Molecular Imaging | July 01, 2019 | By Sharvari Rale Transformations in Molecular Imaging Herald Entry to Novel Applications Diagnostic procedures have always been a cornerstone of early prognosis and patient triaging. read more News | PET-CT | June 19, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Install of uMI 550 Digital PET/CT United Imaging announced the first U.S. clinical installation of the uMI 550 Digital positron emission tomography/… read more News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | August 02, 2019 ASRT Supports Radiopharmaceutical Reimbursement Bill The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) announced its support for House Resolution (HR) 3772, a measure… read more News | Computed Tomography (CT) | June 17, 2019 International Working Group Releases New Multiple Myeloma Imaging Guidelines An International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG) has developed the first set of new recommendations in 10 years for… read more X-ray images such as the one on the left fail to indicate many cases of advanced bone destruction caused by multiple myeloma, says the author of new guidelines on imaging for patients with myeloma and related disorders. Image courtesy of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. News | Interventional Radiology | July 31, 2019 International Multidisciplinary Group Publishes Recommendations for Personalized HCC Treatment With Y90 TheraSphere New consensus recommendations for personalized treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with BTG’s TheraSphere have… read more Philips TruFlight Select is its first economical positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system equipped premium time-of-flight (TOF) technology, Astonish TF.  Competitive systems with similar performance can cost up to $500,000 more than the TruFlight Select PET/CT. Traditionally, TOF technology on PET/CT systems is only accessible to facilities that can afford high-end imaging systems.  Philips believes that all clinicians should have access to TOF because the technology can help improve lung and liver lesion detectability. TOF technology is designed to enhance image quality by reducing image artifacts, providing high sensitivity and up to 30 percent improved contrast when compared to non-TOF systems. The resulting images help clinicians better detect and locate lesions to increase diagnostic confidence and preserve healthy tissue during treatment. The TruFlight Select can be used for multiple purposes, including routine oncology imaging, diagnostic CT and the incorporation of PET radiation therapy planning.Key Benefits/Features:Cost-saving benefits from low system costs and the ability to utilize short lived isotopesTime-of-Flight provides exceptional image qualityEnhanced speed, productivity and throughput with the Extended Brilliance Workspace for Nuclear medicineFor more information: www.healthcare.philips.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 26, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Awarded $30 Million by U.S. Department of Energy NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC has been awarded $15 million in a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of… read more Technology | Information Technology | June 20, 2019 DOSIsoft Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Planet Onco Dose Software DOSIsoft announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market Planet… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 01, 2019 Bracco Imaging Acquires Blue Earth Diagnostics Bracco Imaging S.p.A. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Blue Earth Diagnostics, a molecular imaging company… read more Image courtesy of Philips Healthcare Related Content News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 16, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Completes Construction on Beloit, Wis. Molybdenum-99 Processing Facility NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC  announced completion of construction on its 20,000-square-foot molybdenum-99 (Mo-… read more last_img read more

first_img News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 31, 2019 Studies Confirm Clinical Value of ShearWave Elastography for Liver Fibrosis Evaluation SuperSonic Imagine announced the publication of the results of its prospective multicentric clinical study conducted in… read more Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | March 28, 2016 Civco Medical Solutions Acquires PCI Medical Civco expands product offering to include family of devices for storage, high-level disinfection and reprocessing of ultrasound transducers News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 05, 2019 Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an ambulatory… read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 26, 2019 Intelligent Ultrasound Group Collaborating With the National Imaging Academy Wales Artificial intelligence (AI)-based ultrasound software and simulation company Intelligent Ultrasound Group plc (AIM:… 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 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 Related Contentcenter_img Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more Feature | Information Technology | July 31, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How Smart Devices Can Improve Efficiency Innovation is trending toward improved efficiency — but not at the expense of patient safety, according to… read more News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more March 28, 2016 — Civco Medical Solutions announced that it has acquired PCI Medical, a market leader in high-level disinfection products for ultrasound transducers. The acquisition equips Civco with a portfolio of hardware and consumables for cost-effective infection control compliance in the ultrasound transducer reprocessing market. The PCI product line complements the Civco offering of ultrasound infection control transducer covers, needle guidance systems and interventional procedure kits. The addition of the new Astra family of devices, which received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(K) clearance in November 2015, extends Civco’s reach into cardiology and men’s and women’s health segments. The Astra TEE, designed for automatic high-level disinfection of transesophageal echo ultrasound probes, and the Astra VR, designed for automated high-level disinfection of transvaginal and transrectal probes, enable clinicians to develop a standardized workflow, save time and automate the recordkeeping process. These devices help facilities follow guidelines established by the Joint Commission and FDA for transducer reprocessing and storage.For more information: www.civco.com, www.pcimedical.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 The ScanTrainer transvaginal simulator is one example of Intelligent Ultrasound’s simulation technologies. 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 Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 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 Share in Daily Dose, News Factom, Inc. Welcomes Three Veteran Executives December 2, 2016 772 Views center_img Mahesh Paolini-SubramanyaLaurie PyleFactom, Inc., a blockchain as a service company that provides products offering document and data integrity as its EVP of R&D, recently announced the addition of three veteran executives: Mahesh Paolini-Subramanya, Laurie Pyle, and Jason Nadeau.Mahesh Paolini-Subramanya comes to Factom from Cielo24, a media intelligence company, where he served as EVP. He has also held positions as VP of R&D and head of Cloud-teams at Ubiquiti Networks, a networking technology provider. He also founded Aptela, which became one of the largest cloud-based unified communication services in the nation. Aptela was later acquired by Vonage.Jason Nadeau“Factom’s unique technology brings reliability, scalability, and ease-of-use to the blockchain world,” said Paolini-Subramanya. “Bringing immutability and referencability to documents, be they blobs or structured data, while still providing the performance characteristics necessary to survive in the high-volume and high-velocity world of modern services—this is a game-changer.”In her new role at Factom, Laurie Pyle will lead the creation of a suite of mortgage technology products. Pyle has extensive experience in the mortgage technology field, including helping create the nation’s largest mortgage electronic network. Previously, she served as managing director at Corsair Associates. She has also served as EVP and CIO of Stewart Lender Services, where she headed the technology and operations teams. She was also a founding executive at RealEC Technologies, where she oversaw product strategy, product design, and client solutions.“I am very excited to be working with the Factom team,” said Pyle. “Factom protocol has great potential to significantly impact a number of facets of the mortgage industry for the better with increased transparency and indelible audit records.”Jason Nadeau will lead mortgage strategy, revenue growth, and business development strategy at Factom. With more than 20 years’ experience in mortgage technology, Nadeau most recently served as Senior Director at Corsair Associates, where he offered strategic consulting to mortgage technology companies. He has also served as Group President at Stewart Title and CEO of Stewart Lender Services, leading the company’s business lines and technology services. Nadeau also served as Founder, President and CTO of RealEC Technologies. In this role, he helped develop the largest electronic partner network for the mortgage industry.“The Factom solutions for the Mortgage Industry are some of the most innovative, yet easy adopted, ones that I’ve encountered,” said Nadeau. “The ability to apply blockchain technology to the documentation and data challenges of the mortgage industry creates a completely new paradigm for compliance.” Factom 2016-12-02 Seth Welbornlast_img read more

first_imgNovember 18, 1999Andy Millison, Manager of ArcosantiOrganics, displays his recent crop at the Farmers Market in the Cafe.Residents can shop for fresh, organically grown crops such as Mustard Greens,Kale, Cherry Tomatoes, Eggplant, Squash, Wild Lettuce, Arugula, and Radishes,to name a few. Photo and text by Benjamin Ericson.last_img

first_imgTurkey`s provocations in Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) will be discussed during a meeting on Saturday of the National Council convened by President Nicos Anastasiades. The political leaders will also exchange views on the resumption of the peace talks for the solution of the Cyprus problem.On Friday Anastasiades underlined the positive response of European partners at the informal European Council, in Sibiu, Romania, to what he had to say with regard to Turkey’s drilling activity.He highlighted the positive response of Cyprus’ EU partners to his complaints even though they suggested no concerted action.“No immediate measures are decided during an Informal Council, which convened for another reason, and perhaps we should not expect something similar to happen on May 28. It will be after the elections,” Anastasiades said.Ankara issued recently a navigational telex, announcing its intention to start drilling off Cyprus until September 3. The Turkish drill ship Fatih, accompanied by three service ships, is located almost 40 nautical miles west of the Akamas peninsula and 83 nautical miles from the Turkish coast. The area falls within the EEZ and continental shelf of the Republic of Cyprus.President Anastasiades addressed his EU counterparts in Sibiu on the matter, with Council President Donald Tusk saying that “the EU stands united behind Cyprus and expects Turkey to respect the sovereign rights of EU member states.”Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides on Monday will brief his EU counterparts on Turkey`s activities in Cyprus’ EEZ during the Foreign Affairs Council meeting that will take place in Brussels.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 AboutLivestlyUndoModernizeIf Your Home Has Old Roofing, Read ThisModernizeUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img

first_imgCases of Gesy doctors and staff who insist on using old hospital software and practices are “isolated incidents” which the state health services (Okypy) is working towards eliminating completely, Okypy spokesman Charalambos Charilaou said on Wednesday.Responding to complaints by patients regarding certain doctors’ and secretaries’ unwillingness to provide prescriptions or schedule appointments through the new Gesy software, Charilaou said efforts were being made to put a stop to it.“The [Gesy] system is being used. When we refer to ‘a number of complaints’, it must be taken account that on a daily basis we accommodate thousands of patients. We’re not saying it’s not happening, what we’re saying is, where and when it happens, we are taking measures so that it is not repeated,” Charilaou said.He added that the old system was still in use for certain cases, such as for groups who are not yet able to register as beneficiaries with the system, mainly composed of migrants and third-country nationals. You May LikeCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityMake earthquake insurance a family priorityCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo A new way of doing businessUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoVarosha move merely a ‘PR stunt’ by Ozersay, expert saysUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more