Change in weather brings concerns over dengue back into focus

first_imgKolkata: The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has intensified its drive against dengue in view of the change in weather. The hot and humid weather coupled with intermittent rain serve as the ideal condition for mosquitoes to multiply.It may be mentioned that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has instructed all the civic bodies to gear up their drive to combat the spread of dengue. People both in Kolkata and districts have been afflicted with the disease. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja Entomologists said Aedes Aegypti is the primary transmitter while Aedes Albopictus is the secondary transmitter. Aedes Ageypti larvae are found in the urban areas while Aedes Albopictus are found in rural areas. The second variety of mosquitoes lay eggs in the holes of the trunk of the trees. In order to destroy the breeding ground the holes on the trees should be covered with clay. The Entomologists urged the municipalities to launch drives to cover up the holes that are found on tree trunks. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayEntomologists say it is difficult for municipalities to take up this venture without local people and awareness campaigns should be launched to get their support. They further said from 1930s to 1960s Aedes Albopictus were found in Kolkata and thousands of people had been afflicted with the disease during this period. Dengue is also known as the ” bone-breaking disease” as high fever is companied by joint pain. The Kolkata Municipal Corporation will take special drives in areas where there are trees like the southern and northern fringes. In vast areas of Jadavpur, Behala, Garden Reach and Maheshtala there are “semi urban areas” where drives will be taken up to seal the holes on the trunks of the trees. The Kolkata Municipal Corporation runs 15 dengue detection clinics and 144 blood collection centres. The blood samples are tested free of cost and the medicines are given at no cost.last_img read more

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Annan discusses future challenges with UN representatives

“Our central challenge is to ensure we have the rules, instruments and institutions to deal with all these threats and issues. After all, they are linked,” he told a conference of senior UN Development Programme (UNDP) directors, the resident coordinators in developing countries, in suburban New York. “A world not advancing towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will not be at peace. And a world awash in violence will have little chance of advancing the goals.”For those reasons, “I am appointing a high-level panel to examine current challenges to peace and security and to recommend ways of strengthening the United Nations,” he said. Mr. Annan first announced the creation of such a board last month in his annual address to the General Assembly.The Millennium Development Goals, approved at a landmark summit of world leaders in September 2000, together form a pledge that extreme global poverty will be halved by 2015.The search for a more general UN reform programme, started when the Secretary-General first took office in 1996, would continue. “But the new panel, whose chairman and members I will announce shortly, will look much more broadly at the intergovernmental machinery and will do so in the context of the major challenges the world faces in the 21st century,” he said.”Some countries see terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, transnational criminal networks and the ways in which these may be coming together to reinforce each other as self-evidently the dominant threats to peace and security. These countries worry that the international architecture is not up to meeting them.”But if one were to do a poll in the regions where you work, other threats would surely register higher: civil wars and other armed conflicts fought with conventional, even low-tech weapons, AIDS and other diseases, poverty and environmental degradation, oppression and violations of human rights. For many people, even most people, these are the everyday issues that really destabilize their lives.”As the development coordinators went about their work as “the face of our organization to the global public,” Mr. Annan said, security had to be of overarching importance, especially after the 19 August terrorist bombing of UN offices in Baghdad that killed 22 UN staff members and injured many others, international and local.”While the United Nations cannot be a fortress, neither can we be reckless,” Mr. Annan said. “And while we have a profound responsibility to help those in need, we have a paramount responsibility to our helpers, our staff. That conundrum has always been with us, but it has been raised to new levels by the tragedy in Baghdad.” read more

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HotelTonight app now offering last minute deals in Toronto Vancouver

HotelTonight app now offering last minute deals in Toronto, Vancouver by News Staff Posted Apr 26, 2012 12:33 pm MDT TORONTO – For those times when you suddenly need a hotel room but have no idea where to book, a new mobile app that launched in Canada on Thursday promises to find the best deal for a last-minute stay.According to Sam Shank, there’s a multi-billion-dollar business opportunity in offering cut-rate hotel rooms with mere hours to spare.The CEO of the mobile app HotelTonight, now available in Toronto and Vancouver, says there’s big money in helping hotels clear out their inventory at the last minute.And he says needing a hotel room with no advance notice is a surprisingly common dilemma, especially among business travellers.“We’re going after the spontaneous or last-minute need,” says Shank, noting he doesn’t recommend that thrifty travellers hold off on booking a hotel until the day of their trip.It’s for “people who woke up in the morning and didn’t realize they were going to need or want a hotel room. That same-day market right now is about 15 per cent of the (overall hotel business), which globally works out to be about $70 billion or $80 billion.”Founded in December 2010 in Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco, the site has grown to offer hotel rooms in more than 30 U.S. cities and Shank expects similar expansion in Canada.“We started in three markets and expanded pretty aggressively from that point and we want to do the same thing in Canada,” he says.“Canada has been the most requested area for us outside of the U.S., so the demand there has been strong both for consumers as well as from hotels.”Starting at noon local time each day, users loading up HotelTonight’s Apple or Android app can search for offers available that night, with the option of extending the reservation by an additional four nights.“The list of hotels is curated so we personally vet them,” Shank says.“With the big guys you have to go through this list of 500 hotels in a major city and you have to read reviews and figure out, ‘is this hotel the right hotel for me and am I going to have a good stay?’ We … really just focus on getting you out of the app and into a great room as soon as possible.”HotelTonight presents three options: a discounted rate for a luxury hotel, a hip downtown spot, and a more price-conscious choice.“One of the reasons why we show only three is so the hotels are competing for those spots and that drives the price down for the consumer,” Shanks says.For Thursday, Toronto travellers have the option of booking at the Thompson Hotel for $169 (a $30 discount off the hotel’s best rate), a room at the Old Mill Inn & Spa for $199 (a $60 savings compared to other travel sites), or a stay at the Delta Chelsea for $139 (about $30 better than other promotions).Still, consumers should do their homework before immediately booking something through HotelTonight. In testing for other cities, some offers weren’t necessarily the best prices available on the web.Shanks says his team tries to watch for those not-so-good deals and will swap them out, although it obviously doesn’t happen every time.“The hotels set the price and have full control, which is one of the things they really like about HotelTonight,” he says.“We will switch the hotels when we see that happen.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Resolve differences peacefully Security Council to DR Congo political actors

In a statement issued to the press on Tuesday, Council members reiterated that effective, swift and timely implementation of the 31 December 2016 Agreement and the recently adopted electoral timeline, are essential for a peaceful and credible electoral process, a democratic transition of power, and the peace and stability of the DRC, as well as in supporting the legitimacy of the transitional institutions. In that context, the Council underscored the need “to do everything possible to ensure that the elections on 23 December 2018 are organized with the requisite conditions of transparency, credibility and inclusivity, including the full and equal participation of women at all stages, as well as the importance of youth engagement.” Further in the statement, the Council underscored the need for the Government to swiftly and fully investigate the killing of the two members of the Group of Experts and bring those responsible to justice. Experts Michael Sharp (United States) and Zaida Catalan (Sweden) were abducted in the DRC on 12 March. Their remains were recovered by peacekeepers from the UN Mission in the country (known by its French acronym, MONUSCO) on 27 March outside the city of Kananga in the Kasaï-Central province. Also in the statement, the members of the Security Council expressed concerns over the humanitarian situation in the DRC and noting that it had reached “catastrophic levels” in some parts of the country, called on UN Member States to scale up funding to urgently respond to the pressing humanitarian needs in the country. The statement by the 15-member Council follows a briefing it heard by Jean-Pierre Lacroix, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, last Tuesday on the political, human rights, security and humanitarian situation in the country. read more

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Steam engine pioneer James Watt is among donors denounced by Glasgow University

Among the financial contributions that Glasgow University says it has discovered have unacceptable links to slavery is Watt, one of the UK’s most famous inventors whose face currently appears on the £50 note. The steam engine pioneer James Watt is among donors denounced by Glasgow University for their links to the slave trade. A report, published last year by Glasgow University, found 16 bursaries, endowments and… It pledged to raise £20 million over the next 20 years to fund a new research centre which will be a joint venture with the University of the West Indies. On Friday the university became the first in Britain to announce a package of reparations for its benefit from the slave trade.  

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Tsipras on the cover of LGBT magazine

first_img“You may like Alexis Tsipras. You may not. You may think that he’s a good politician or a bad one. That he has contributed to the country or not. You may have arguments to support all the above; you may not. But you’ll agree if I tell you that, at the moment, Alexis Tsipras is the Prime Minister o Greece”. These are the first lines of this month’s editorial note of ‘Antivirus’ magazine, a free press publication addressed to the LGBT community of Athens. Alexis Tsipras graces the cover of the magazine, being the first Prime Minister in history to publicly be associated with gay rights. Giving an interview to the magazine, the PM argues that Greek society is more accepting today:“[Gay couples] have passed from the shadows into the light and will never accept to return back again”, Mr Tsipras says, commenting on the bill passed in parliament, allowing the civil union of same sex partners. The Greek PM, argues that human rights are not a luxury in the times of the current economic crisis, talking about the government’s deliberations on the legal recognition of sexual identity (allowing for anyone to choose their sexual identity, without the need of prior medical procedure, as it is the case today), after the passing of the same sex civil partnership law. “We didn’t feel that we owed to the LGBT community to pass these two laws,” says Alexis Tsipras. “We owed it to ourselves, to our ideas and to our struggles for equality and justice.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Syndicate Bank kickstarts consultative workshop in Kadapa

first_imgKadapa: Syndicate Bank on Saturday kick started the consultative workshops for Idea generation at Grass root level. The objective of the workshops to provide bottom up approach to stimulate the ideation process of the bank. The executive workshop is being attended by all branches heads / field functionaries from Kadapa, Kurnool and Anantapur regions. “The workshops are testament of that come meant only. it is my pleasure to address senior bankers present at the Kadapa centre. As a team we are serious and dedicated at undertaking this edition solutions at directed by department of financial services, ministry of finance. brainstorming sessions are being mobilised across all 4062 branches of the bank ” said A Venkata Reddy, General Manager.last_img

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Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Thursday May 4

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3uAs we continue our Spring Membership Drive…we’ll talk to Tim King, founder of the Urban Prep Academies in Chicago, which for the last eight years had a 100 percent graduation rate, and a 100 percent college acceptance rate for all of their young men, including one who was accepted at 39 different colleges! Also, please make your pledge of support to First Edition, call us at 410.319.8888!These stories and much more on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes, Monday through Friday, 5-7 p.m.last_img

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On a literary high

first_imgKusumanjali Foundation is organising an award ceremony Kusumanjali Sahitya Samman where former Deputy Prime Minister of India, LK Advani will be awarding two winners for their unparallel work in the field of fiction, poetry, drama and short films, one written in Hindi and another in any recognised Indian language mentioned in the Schedule VIII of the Indian Constitution.  Simmi Harshita  for her  novel  Jaltarang  and Ramkumar Mukhopadhyay  for his novel Dhanapatir Sinhaljatra have been selected as the winners of Kusumanjali Sahitya Samman 2014. The awardees will receive a cheque for Rs 2,50,000/, a citation, a shawl and the award statuette.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’A large number of nominations were received for these two awards – one in Hindi and the other in Bengali. 191 entries in Hindi and 51 entries  in  Bengali, published during the last five-year period, i.e. 2009 – 2013, was received by the foundation out of which the advisory committees for Hindi and Bengali  shortlisted six and  five works respectively. When: 6 August Where: India International Centre (Multipurpose Hall) Timing: 6 pmlast_img read more

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Bridging Cultural History

first_imgWith India being a country rich in culture and heritage, it is a hub which hosts cultural and art festivals with ardour. In that context Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav 2015, the National Cultural Festival of India, was organised by the Ministry of Culture, government of India, recently in the national Capital. The festival, which is being conducted at Indira Gandhi National Center for Arts (IGNCA), commenced on November 1. Present at the inauguration ceremony were Venkaiah Naidu, Union Urban Development Minister, government of India, Dr Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State, Ministry of Culture, government of India along with the Governor of Nagaland.  Venkaiah Naidu, Union Urban Development Minister, government of India thanked and congratulated the Culture Ministry for organising the national cultural festival. He said, “I thank all dignitaries for having graced this occasion. On this joyous occasion, I greet the artistes’ community and congratulate all involved for successfully organising this event. The timing of the festival couldn’t be more apt. The National Cultural Festival like this provides great opportunity for us to explain our great culture and traditions. Particularly, in times like this, it is very necessary to bring forth the beliefs, customs, traditions, values and the way of life in India and its people.” Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Emphasizing on the role of the government in promoting art and culture in India, he said, “The Government is committed to the promotion of art and culture.  I am happy to see that Ministry of Culture has started several initiatives and schemes to promote and preserve the art and culture.” The Mahotsav aims to promote, preserve and popularise India’s rich heritage and it is an open entry programme. It also presents a food and shopping extravaganza featuring indigenous handicrafts and flavours. The venue is a shopping destination with wide array of arts and crafts like Haveli paintings from Punjab, Rogan artworks from Gujarat, Banaras silk, Kalamkari (hand-painted or block-printed cotton textile) and Tanjore paintings amongst others. Since Music cannot be left out when we talk about art and culture, commenting on the same, Venkaiah Naidu said, “Music has always occupied a central place in the imagination of Indians. The range of musical phenomenon in India extends from simple melodies, commonly encountered among hill tribes, to what is one of the most well- developed ‘systems’ of classical music in the world. I would like to remember our former President, Late Dr Abdul Kalam, who was a great lover of music.” The festival, which is slated to go on till Novembver 8, 2015, will also have renowned artists, including Gurdas Maan, Sharda Sinha, Roopkumar Rathod, Sonali Rathod, Toufiq Qureshi, Malini Awasthi, Pt. Sandeep Mahavir among others, perform in order to jazz up the event even more.last_img read more

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Awful MacBook Keyboard Flaw Exposed in New Video

first_img Henry is a senior writer at Laptop Mag, covering security, Apple and operating systems. Prior to joining Laptop Mag — where he’s the self-described Rare Oreo Expert — he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. You can find him at your local pro wrestling events, and wondering why Apple decided to ditch its MagSafe power adapters. AdvertisementThe Unbox Therapy video, which has been viewed more than 2.3 million times at the time of publishing, includes a screenshot of our previous article on this topic, which collected a series of reports about a bad double space issue, which affected both 2018 MacBook Air and 2018 MacBook Pro units.These MacBook Pro and MacBook Air keyboards were supposed to be more impervious to failure than previous generations, as iFixit found a membrane layer under the key caps that most expected to protect the switches against debris. The previous failing MacBook keyboards were so rampant that dual class-action lawsuits arose.In my testing of the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air for our reviews, I didn’t find such an issue, but Laptop Mag will stay focused on these issues.Which MacBook Should You Buy? MacBook vs. Air vs. Pro Henry T. Casey, The 2018 MacBook keyboard woes keep on coming. This past weekend, a video showcasing a new issue has hit the internet, and leaving a popular tech influencer in serious frustration.In a video titled “I’ve got some bad news,” Lewis Hilsenteger of Unbox Therapy explains how his 2018 MacBook Air, which features the revised, third generation Butterfly-switch keyboard design, keeps spitting out two E’s when he taps the E key, an annoyance that’s driving him insane. That same keyboard design is also used in the new MacBook Pros launched last year.”You’ll be going nuts when this is happening to you,” Hilsenteger says as he shows how it happens inconsistently, without any pattern for what triggers it, and that the second E can be inserted at the start of a second word, and twice inside of a single word. He also notes that macOS’s auto correct fails to detect this issue.  by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GameIf you’re over 40 – this game is a must!Vikings: Free Online GameUndoKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoAncestryStart your journey with AncestryDNA®- now $59. Ends 8/26.AncestryUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoAdvertisement Author Bio Henry T. Casey, onlast_img read more

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first_imgVideo Player is loading.Lior Arazi explains a new Radium-224 brachytherapy technologyPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 10:07Loaded: 1.61%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -10:07 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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This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more Mahadevappa Mahesh discusses trends in medical physics at the 2019 AAPM meetingVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 4:01Loaded: 4.04%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -4:01 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 News | Radiation Therapy | July 09, 2019 Researchers Use Artificial Intelligence to Deliver Personalized Radiation Therapy New Cleveland Clinic-led research shows that artificial intelligence (AI) can use medical scans and health records to… read more center_img Videos | Artificial Intelligence | July 22, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Machine Learning to Automate Radiotherapy Treatment Planning Leigh Conroy, Ph.D., physics resident, Universi read more Video Player is loading.Princess Margaret Cancer Center uses machine learning to create automated treatment plansPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 3:22Loaded: 4.83%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -3:22 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 | AAPM | July 29, 2019 VIDEO: Trends in Medical Physics at the AAPM 2019 meeting … read more Technology | Treatment Planning | July 02, 2019 RaySearch Releases Version 9A of RayStation Treatment Planning System RaySearch announced the release of RayStation 9A, the latest version of its radiation therapy treatment planning system… read more Technology | Quality Assurance (QA) | July 10, 2019 IBA Launches Monte Carlo Patient QA for Varian Halcyon at AAPM 2019 IBA announced the launch of the latest functionality of the SciMoCa Monte Carlo Patient QA solution at the 61st annual… read more January 28, 2013 — Varian Medical Systems has received a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)- 510(k) clearance for the latest version of its Vitesse real time planning for HDR brachytherapy which is used to plan and perform high-dose-rate (HDR), ultrasound-guided brachytherapy treatments for prostate cancer.”This version of Vitesse reduces the number and complexity of steps involved in planning and completing a treatment. It eliminates the need for a data transfer to another software program, and avoids moving the patient to a CT scanner for images in the middle of the procedure. For these reasons, most clinicians will see a reduction in the amount of time needed to complete these treatments, often by as much as an hour and a half,” said Tim Clark, marketing manager for Varian BrachyTherapy.HDR brachytherapy involves delivering radiotherapy from inside the body by temporarily placing a tiny radioactive source directly into the tumor or other targeted area. Using a robotic device called an afterloader, clinicians place the radioactive source into positions through needles that have been inserted into the area being treated. The source is then moved within the needles under computer control to create the specified dose distribution within the patient’s anatomy.Using the latest version of Vitesse, HDR brachytherapy treatment plans can be created in a real-time environment, using ultrasound images generated in the operating room rather than computed tomography (CT) scans generated elsewhere. This avoids the need to move the patient to a CT scanner room for imaging after the needles have been put in place. The process can now be completed entirely within the Vitesse program, from capturing the ultrasound image to finalizing an approved treatment plan.In addition to receiving FDA 510(k) clearance, which permits sale of the Vitesse software in the United States, Varian has also obtained the CE mark which permits sales in the European Union and other countries where the CE mark is recognized.For more information: www.varian.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | January 28, 2013 Varian Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Vitesse Brachytherapy Treatment Planning Software Feature | Treatment Planning | July 01, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis New Treatment Planning System Technologies Treatment planning systems (TPS)… read morelast_img read more

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first_img 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 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. Technology | Radiation Dose Management | July 11, 2019 Fluke Biomedical Introduces RaySafe 452 Survey Meter Radiation measurement often requires different devices for varying applications, adding to the cost and complexity of… read more “Wide Beam Reconstruction technology from UltraSPECT has been instrumental in our ability to maintain our high patient throughput throughout this technetium shortage,” said James Reibsane, CNMT, director of diagnostic and technical services, Berks. “With our protocol of low-dose imaging, our business operations continue, and our patients are all imaged as planned and as needed. Few cardiovascular imaging facilities across the country can say the same.” 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 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 News | Radiation Dose Management | July 15, 2019 Mirion Showcases Instadose2 Wireless Dual Detector Dosimeter at AAPM and AHRA Featuring dual detectors, the Instadose2 dosimeter addresses international requirements for independent deep [Hp(10)]… read more Read the 2017 article “FDA Clears Path for First Domestic Supply of Tc-99m Isotope.”  Berks Cardiologists is a private practice in Wyomissing, Penn. with a staff that includes 14 cardiologists and performs about 100 SPECT exams a week. The practice was initially looking for software to improve their image quality and found a solution that only provides them with high-resolution images and the ability to use half the injected dose of the nuclear imaging agent Technetium-99m (Tc-99m). January 3, 2014 — As the global medical isotope shortage continues indefinitely following the plant leak in South Africa, Berks Cardiologists Ltd., a cardiovascular imaging center in central Pennsylvania, is continuing to operate at the same procedure volume and with their lower-dose cardiac nuclear medicine imaging protocols. The facility relies on software from UltraSPECT, a provider of image reconstruction technology that reduces radiopharmaceutical dose and acquisition time for nuclear medicine (NM) exams. 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 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 center_img “Since the heavy shortage in 2009, it is known that nuclear isotope shortages are guaranteed to happen and are nearly always unexpected,” said Yossi Srour, president and CEO, UltraSPECT. “Low dose protocols are needed now more than ever with the increase in these shortages combined with the ongoing implementation of low dose ASNC guidelines.” Figure 1: Example of an intentionally truncated CT image. The truncation percentage was calculated as the ratio of the patient border touching the field of view to the total patient border (red/(read+blue)). Image courtesy of Qaelum. Shortages of Tc-99m can have significant impact on healthcare facilities’ operations and, more significantly, on the care of their patients. Without a solution like the low dose software from UltraSPECT, implications can include:-Inability to provide patients with the necessary nuclear medicine tests-Delays and rescheduling of exams for patients-The need to send high-risk patients for interventional procedures without the most necessary test results-Loss of revenue to a practice  Related Content 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 | January 03, 2014 Cardiologists Continue Imaging Despite Isotope Shortage by Using Fewer Radiopharmaceuticals 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 For more information: www.ultraspect.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Feature | Radiation Dose Management | July 15, 2019 | Niki Fitousi, Ph.D., and An Dedulle Can CT Image Truncation Cause False Dose Alerts? One of the main benefits of a radiation dose management system is the possibility to automatically generate alerts when… read more UltraSPECT’s Xpress3.Cardiac solution uses the company’s exclusive WBR (wide-beam reconstruction) technology to deliver half-dose cardiac imaging with high image quality and undiminished diagnostic certainty. It minimizes the radiation dose to both the patients and the staff administering the exams.last_img read more

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Hong Kong holds big protest as new leader sworn in

first_img Four benefits of having a wireless security system More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Top Stories Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology Sponsored Stories “China’s way of thinking is totally different from ours,” said builder Bono Lau, 46. “Tung Chee-hwa talked about one country, two systems but there’s no more of that nowadays.”Beijing has pledged that Hong Kong can elect its own leader in 2017 and all legislators by 2020 at the earliest, but no roadmap has been laid out.Calls for democracy have been catalyzed by the stunted election that catapulted Leung to power and by corruption scandals surrounding his predecessor. Ordinary Hong Kongers fear that the political system in place since 1997 has resulted in the city’s billionaire tycoons having too much influence over senior government officials. Government data now show that income inequality has risen to its highest level in four decades.Leung himself was implicated in an embarrassing scandal just last week when it emerged that he had made six illegal additions to his mansion in an exclusive neighborhood on Hong Kong Island’s Victoria Peak.___Follow Kelvin Chan on Twitter at http://twitter.com/chanman Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates In mid-afternoon, tens of thousands of protesters began marching toward the newly built government headquarters complex on Hong Kong Island in sweltering heat, beating drums and waving British colonial flags in a gesture of nostalgia for an era during which democratic rights were limited but the rule of law was firmly in place.The protesters jammed the route of the march, a series of thoroughfares bordered by high-rise apartments and office buildings. There was occasional tension with the thousands of police officers deployed to maintain order, but by and large the event went off peacefully.Organizers said more than 400,000 participated while police estimated there were 63,000 at the procession’s peak. Hu left Hong Kong before the march began.In his speech, Hu said Hong Kong residents now have more democratic rights and freedoms than ever before – a reminder that China has largely kept the promise it made when it regained the territory from Britain to keep Hong Kong’s relatively open political system in place for 50 years.But that did little to assuage the feelings of the protesters, who see China’s Communist Party rule as strongly at odds with the values that many inherited from a British-influenced education, and the continuing spread of democracy to Asian neighbors like South Korea and Chinese-speaking Taiwan. (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Comments   Share   Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Parents, stop beating yourself up In the ceremony, self-made millionaire Leung Chun-ying, 57, became Hong Kong’s third chief executive after Donald Tsang and Tung Chee-hwa. He has promised to address Hong Kongers’ economic needs, including skyrocketing housing prices, which many blame on deep-pocketed mainland apartment buyers.A demonstrator who tried to interrupt Hu as he began his address was bundled away by security officials. The man, one of the guests invited to the inauguration, waved a small flag and yelled slogans calling for China’s leaders to condemn the brutal June 4, 1989, crackdown on protesters in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. He also called for an end to one-party rule in China. Hu took no notice and continued to read his speech, but the incident marred what was supposed to be a carefully orchestrated visit emphasizing strengthened ties between Hong Kong and mainland China.Leung, a police officer’s son, replaces career bureaucrat Tsang, who took office in 2005 and is barred from another term.Leung was chosen as chief executive in March, winning 689 votes from a 1,200-seat committee of business elites who mostly voted according to Beijing’s wishes. Hong Kong’s 3.4 million registered voters, who can vote for neighborhood councilors and half of all lawmakers, had no say. Associated PressHONG KONG (AP) – A pro-democracy heckler interrupted a speech by Chinese President Hu Jintao at the swearing-in of Hong Kong’s new leader Sunday and tens of thousands of residents marched to protest Chinese rule on the 15th anniversary of the Asian financial hub’s return to Beijing’s control.The outpouring of discontent underscored rising tensions between the Communist mainland and the vibrant city of 7 million that was returned to China in 1997 after more than a century of British colonial rule. While much of the discontent revolves around growing economic inequality and stunted democratic development, Hong Kongers are also upset over what they see as arrogant Chinese behavior – wealthy mainlanders taking over retail outlets during flashy Hong Kong shopping trips, for example, or even the choice of language during Sunday’s swearing-in ceremony, Beijing-accented Mandarin instead of the Cantonese dialect spoken locally.last_img read more

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John Burns Real Estate Adds New Managing Director

first_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Company News Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers 2012-01-05 Abby Gregory Share January 5, 2012 427 Views John Burns Real Estate Adds New Managing Directorcenter_img “”John Burns Real Estate Consulting””:www.realestateconsulting.com/ is adding a new member to its management personnel. The company recently announced that Carl Reichardt, Jr., would join the John Burns Real Estate family as its managing director of research. [IMAGE]Previously a housing analyst for “”Wachovia/Wells Fargo Securities””:https://www.wachovia.com/, Reichardt will focus on identifying and analyzing new housing trends for the company’s clients. During his eight years with Wachovia/Wells Fargo, Reichardt was ranked among [COLUMN_BREAK]the top six home building analysts by the _Institutional_ _Investor_ and Greenwich Associates polls. Reichardt’s well regarded performance earned him a spot on the II All-America Research Team for three years, and additionally, Reichardt has been a three-time recipient of the _Wall_ _Street_ _Journal’s_ “”All-Star Analyst”” award. Prior to serving Wachovia/Wells Fargo, Reichardt worked as a private home builder for several years.John Burns Real Estate noted in a company statement that Reichardt would be opening its San Francisco Bay Area office. Commenting on Reichardt’s hiring, the entity’s CEO, John Burns, said, “”Carl and I share a similar outlook for the industry and are passionate about helping our clients pay the right price in the right location at the right time.””Continuing his statements, Burns went on to note, “”As we look forward with trepidation about the implications of excessive government debt and the unprecedented number of distressed homes yet to be sold, we see a long-term future of housing that is bright due to tremendous pent-up demand and phenomenal rental and homeownership affordability.”” in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing, Technologylast_img read more

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London City Airport welcomed its 30 millionth pass

first_imgLondon City Airport welcomed its 30 millionth passenger on Sunday (October 17th).The milestone was reached when passenger Dr Paul Thind departed on flight LX457 to Zurich at 12:45 BST.The Docklands airport and Swiss International Airlines marked the occasion by hosting a celebration in the gate lounge for all passengers flying to Switzerland’s largest city.Dr Thind received a complementary bottle of champagne and a pair of return class tickets to Switzerland from London City.Richard Gooding, the airport’s chief executive, said reaching 30 million passengers is a “significant milestone”.”We are pleased to commemorate this with Swiss, who have been an important contributor to the growth of the Airport since 1992, with over 3.5 million passengers travelling to Switzerland,” he commented.The Civil Aviation Authority revealed last month that 88 percent of scheduled flights arriving or departing from the Docklands airport did so on time.London City serves more than 30 destinations across the UK, Europe and the US and is in its 23rd year of operations.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedBA CityFlyer to launch flights to StockholmBA CityFlyer to launch flights to StockholmMilestone passenger boards CityJet flight to NantesMilestone passenger boards CityJet flight to NantesBaboo to launch flights to Geneva from London CityBaboo will introduce twice daily flights to Geneva from London City Airportlast_img read more

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One dead in gangland shooting updated

first_imgWell known businessman Andreas Rodotheou was shot dead in Limassol in what appears to be yet another gangland shooting, reports said on Wednesday.The shooting took place on Wednesday, close to 9pm, at an orchard just outside the village of Gerasa. The 61-year-old had been visiting a friend, reports said. There were three other people at the scene when the incident happened.The shooter or shooters apparently fired shots at him with an automatic weapon. He was rushed to hospital where he died. Limassol CID chief Ioannis Soteriades said Rodotheou had suffered several gun shot wounds.A strong police force were scouring the surrounding area for leads.Rodotheou’s name had been mentioned recently during the trial of four people for last summer’s murder of Ayia Napa businessman Phanos Kalopsidiotis and three other people.Alexis Mavromichalis, himself a well known figure, testified that he suspected Rodotheou and Giorgos Phenek wanted Kalopsidiotis dead because they had professional differences.Kalopsidiotis, according to Mavromichalis, considered the pair responsible for his father’s murder in 2014 and a gangland hit in the summer of 2012 that saw five people killed.It was said at the time that the shooters were trying to kill Kalopsidiotis. You May LikeTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoFigLeaf Beta AppGet Maximum Privacy with Minimum EffortFigLeaf Beta AppUndoTotal Battle – Online Strategy GameIf You’re PC User This Strategy Game Is A Must-Have!Total Battle – Online Strategy GameUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoTwo arrested in connection with attempted murderUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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