Province launches two reviews into BC Hydro over costs future of energy

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. government has launched a two-phase review of BC Hydro in an effort to find cost savings and direction for the Crown utility.The first part of the review is expected to examine ways to save money within Hydro, create new revenue streams in an effort to keep rates low and give the corporation the resources it needs to provide electricity.An advisory group that includes staff from government ministries and BC Hydro will conduct the first review. The government says in a news release that it expects recommendations from the first phase of the review to be complete by this fall.It says the second phase of the review will build on new strategies from the first phase and include ways to ensure Hydro can maximize opportunities around the shift in global energy sectors.The expert panel conducting the second phase would aim to deliver its recommendation to the government by the summer or fall of next year.last_img read more

Government MPs boycott Parliament sessions again

Government Parliamentarians today once again boycotted Parliament sessions.The Government had recently walked out of Parliament sessions in protest against Speaker Karu Jayasuriya and on Tuesday they boycotted a full session of Parliament. Today the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) decided it will boycott Parliament again.

Marking World TB Day Annan hails plan to save 14 million lives

“These forecasts are ambitious, but they are achievable – if everyone plays their part in supporting the Global Plan,” Mr. Annan said, describing how Actions for Life, the Global Plan to Stop TB, 2006-2015 supports the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the set of targets in reducing extreme poverty and other global ills by 2015, which were adopted by the 2000 UN World Summit.“The Plan offers a way to reach the Millennium Development Goal of reducing the burden of TB, and help prevent this disease from targeting the poorest of the poor, and the most vulnerable people on earth,” he said.Mr. Annan explained there were currently many positive developments in TB control, but on the ground around the world the picture is mixed. With half of all cases in Asia, China, India, the Philippines and Indonesia are investing more in TB control, and in Latin America and the Middle East, there are fewer new cases every year.In Eastern Europe, as well, after years of rising figures, the number of cases is stabilizing, and there is hope of containing multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis, Mr. Annan continued, adding that, however, “in all these settings, far more needs to be done to reach the poor and others who are highly vulnerable to disease.”“Above all,” he said, “it is in Africa where extraordinary action is needed,” pointing out that it is the only continent where the number of cases continues to increase, together with HIV/AIDS. Last year, African ministers declared TB an emergency.Mr. Annan said that Actions for Life represented a detailed plan for the needed action, however, and had garnered commitment from the Group of Eight and the 2005 World Summit for concerted action against the disease, which means mobilizing resources, expanding TB control programmes within strengthened health systems, implementing joint measures against TB/HIV, and investing in research.“On this World TB Day, let us resolve to advance towards a world free of TB,” he said, adding: “Let us take action for life.” read more

Clock is ticking down to the RRSP contribution deadline

by News Staff Posted Mar 1, 2015 3:55 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Clock is ticking down to the RRSP contribution deadline You may be scrambling to get your RRSP contribution done ahead of Monday’s deadline, but you need to be cautious of potential scams.This from the President and CEO of the Better Business Bureau serving Southern Alberta, Sandra Crozier-McKee, who tells CityNews if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.“A responsible financial planner or investment advisor is never going to suggest that you’re going to have a guaranteed investment, that you’re not going to have to pay taxes and that you should lie about the return,” says Crozier-McKee.She adds legitimate registered financial advisors are a great resource for investors; they’ll want to meet with you personally and give you as much time as they can to consider your options. read more

Uzbekistan already fifth uranium producer with expansion of insitu leaching

first_imgUzbekistan state mining company Navoi Mining and Metallurgical Combinat (NMMC) is the only company in Uzbekistan engaged in uranium mining and production of finished products for export in the form of triuranium octoxide. According to the World Nuclear Association and IAEA, Uzbekistan is in seventh place in the world in uranium reserves and in fifth place in its production. About 40 deposits with uranium reserves have been explored in the country so far, with 27 in production or planned for development.According to the Information Centre of the State Committee for Geology and Mineral Resources, explored and estimated uranium reserves amount to 185,800 t. Uranium mining is carried out by the eco-friendly method of in situ leaching (ISL) through systems of geotechnical wells constructed on the surface. This technology has increased the resource base by bringing into production low grade sandstone-type deposits, processing of which was previously considered uneconomic. Today NMMC produces uranium at 20 fields. Another 10 are considered to be promising. It should be noted that the uranium mining in Uzbekistan has increased by almost 50% over the last ten years.And the uranium industry is steadily developing its capacity due to increased production at existing plants and the commissioning of new facilities.Navoi Mining and Metallurgical Combinat says it conducts technical modernisation aimed at quality improvement of its output as well as cost cutting and expansion of production capacities. The development of NMMC’s uranium production is being advanced with full planning and scheduling needed for all necessary inventory items. Currently, there are seven ISL mines. The uranium containing concentrate obtained in the mines is processed at Hydrometallurgical Plant No. 1, and then a finished product (triuranium octoxide) is transferred for exports.The Government of Uzbekistan is constantly modernising the industry and is leading the search for new uranium deposits. During 2008-2012, Uzbekistan invested $165 million in the expansion and improvement of the uranium industry. In 2013, NMMC spent about $125 million on technological modernisation and completion of six mines. In the next five years, new uranium deposits are going to be put into operation. New mining methods are also being developed that will increase uranium resources by thousands of tonnes.In February 2011 the Scientific and Production Centre (SPC) “Geology of Precious Metals and Uranium” was set up as a new affiliate of NMMC, and conducts prospecting and exploration works on the territory of the country. A uranium production development program has been developed and is being implemented for the period of 2014-2020, according to which the Kendyktyube, Lyavlyakan, Tohumbet, Aksay, Sugrali, Nurbulok, Alendy, Aulbek deposits have been put into operation; the North Kanimekh deposit was brought up to its designed production capacity; and uranium mining technology at the Maylisay deposit was optimised. It is expected that in 2016 uranium production will almost double from 2,400 t/y yo 4,200 t/y. The work on the advanced program development of uranium production is to continue until 2030.In addition to Uzbekistan, only Kazakhstan is producing and exporting uranium in Central Asia, which is the largest producer of uranium in the world. Although Uzbekistan is unlikely to catch up on the uranium extraction volumes of Kazakhstan, the expected two-fold increase in uranium production will allow it to soon overtake Russia – the second largest uranium producer in the CIS.last_img read more

La Bretagne pourrait accueillir le futur site dessais déoliennes flottantes

first_imgLa Bretagne pourrait accueillir le futur site d’essais d’éoliennes flottantesLa Bretagne a annoncé qu’elle se portait candidate pour accueillir dans le Morbihan, au large de l’île de Groix, le futur site français d’expérimentation d’éoliennes flottantes. Si elle était sélectionnée, la zone d’essai serait ouverte à tous les prototypes développés par des industriels français.Cette candidature a été officiellement annoncée ce mardi, lors d’une conférence de presse organisée à Lorient, en présence de nombreux élus et acteurs économiques locaux. Deux autres sites sont en lice pour accueillir les essais d’éoliennes flottantes, conçues pour être installées à bonne distance des côtes. D’ici à six mois, l’Etat devra choisir entre Le Croisic, en Loire-Atlantique, Fos-sur-Mer, dans les Bouches-du-Rhône, et l’île de Groix, un site qui bénéficie du soutien de l’ensemble des acteurs locaux, y compris de celui des pêcheurs.À lire aussiL’Ukraine veut transformer Tchernobyl en une gigantesque ferme solaireCette zone bénéficie de conditions naturelles idéales, notamment en matière de profondeur de l’eau, de vents, et de conditions de mer. “On est ainsi assuré d’avoir les meilleures conditions d’exploitation du site, qui a vocation à être pérenne”, a estimé Jean-Jacques Le Norment, de l’Agence économique de Bretagne.Le site choisi sera quoi qu’il en soit une première mondiale. Il offrira aux industriels une zone de tests pour leurs technologies en moyennes profondeurs et permettant un bon éloignement des côtes, sans toutefois être soumis aux contraintes d’une exploitation au grand large. Nass&Wind, groupe lorientais, fait partie des sociétés intéressées par un tel site d’essais, avec un projet d’éolienne flottante baptisé Winflo. Projet auquel a récemment été accordée une aide de l’Etat de 14 millions d’euros.Le 5 janvier 2011 à 19:41 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Vancouver caregiver disciplined for abusing elderly residents

first_imgPreviously: Registered nursing assistant Susan Meade was charged with unprofessional conduct for mentally and physically abusing elderly adults for whom she was caring.What’s new: The Washington State Department of Health suspended Meade’s license for three years.What’s next: Meade cannot work as a nursing assistant and must complete anger management training before petitioning to her get her license back.A Vancouver nursing assistant who mentally and physically abused three elderly adults for whom she was caring, including rubbing a soiled disposable brief in the face of one woman, has lost her license for three years.The Washington State Department of Health also ordered Susan Meade, a registered nursing assistant, to complete anger management training before petitioning to have her license reinstated.Meade was charged in March with unprofessional conduct for abusing three residents of a Vancouver adult family home. The charges were the result of a state Department of Social and Health Services investigation and a subsequent investigation by the Department of Health related to incidents that took place in early 2009.Meade’s case was the focus of an Aug. 21 Columbian story, “When trust is betrayed.” The daughters of one of Meade’s victims spoke out about their mother’s time in Meade’s care.last_img read more

Christmas at the Fort a trip back in time

first_imgMore than 1,000 people took a trip to the 1840s Saturday to experience how families celebrated the holidays back then on a rare break from work at Fort Vancouver. “It’s sort of a re-creation of one of the few, few times the Hudson’s Bay Company had a day off, and they all celebrated together,” said Robert Gutierrez, a park ranger who oversaw this year’s Christmas at Fort Vancouver. “They experience the family moments of the past here.”The annual celebration draws crowds from all over the Portland-Vancouver area. Actors in period costumes sang carols, danced to live music and told stories of the Hudson’s Bay Company’s bustling fur-trading days. Families walked around the historic site, enjoying fresh-made wassail and making their own wreaths and wooden toy tops and watching black powder shooting demonstrations with historic weapons. Some even took turns throwing axes at small targets made from tree stumps.For many, the celebration is a yearly tradition. But for the Shelton family of Ridgefield, this year presented a special opportunity to teach a friend from halfway around the world about American history.last_img read more

Indian Stocks Plunge After RBI Keeps Key Rates Unchanged Lowers Growth Estimate

first_imgIndian stock markets ended lower for the fifth straight session on Tuesday after the central bank left its key rates unchanged in its first quarter monetary policy review and cut its growth forecast for the fiscal year.The benchmark BSE Sensex plunged 1.20 percent, or 235.85 points, to 19,357.43. The 50 share NSE Nifty declined 1.21 percent, or 70.75 points, to 5,760.90.The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) kept its policy repo rate and the cash reserve ratio (CRR) unchanged as widely expected at 7.25 percent and 4 percent, respectively. The central bank also revised the Asia’s third largest economy’s growth projection for 2013-14 to 5.5 percent, down from its prior estimate of 5.7 percent provided in May, citing global growth concerns. RBI also said that the recent liquidity tightening measures will be rolled back in a calibrated manner.”The policy statement is slightly more dovish than what we had expected. We expect that within two months, the cash tightening steps will be faded out, and monetary easing will resume. We are expecting another 50 basis points cut in the repo rate in 2013,” Sujan Hajra, chief economist at Anand Rathi in Mumbai, told Reuters.All the 13 BSE sectoral indices, except IT, ended with losses. Realty, oil and gas, power and PSU sectors experienced selling pressure.Realty sector plunged 3.84 percent to 1344.52. DLF tumbled 7.22 percent and HDIL plunged 4.36 percent while Unitech declined 3.79 percent.In the Midcap space, Havells India tumbled 13.31 percent and Punj Lloyd slumped 9.96 percent while Raymond declined 9.48 percent.The overall market breadth is negative with 1542 declines against 724 advanced on the BSE.Meanwhile, Asian markets mostly advanced on Tuesday as investors’ exercised caution ahead of the US Federal Reserve’s policy decision later this week. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 surged 1.53 percent and China’s Shanghai Composite gained 0.70 percent, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng advanced 0.48 percent and South Korea’s KOSPI gained 0.90 percent.last_img read more

Kate Middleton loses her composure after Prince William makes this awkward mistake

first_imgKate MiddletonGetty imagesKate Middleton couldn’t keep a straight face when her husband made an adorable mistake in front of the press. The Duchess of Sussex was forced to correct her husband after he made an awkward mistake, calling her a new uncle to the Royal baby.Reportedly the Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their newborn son into the world on bank holiday Monday, May 6 much to the delight of royal fans across the globe. Baby Sussex, as the child is being dubbed until he is named, was delivered at 5.26am BST on May 6, weighing 7lbs 3oz (3.2kg). Meghan Markle stayed true to her word by bucking tradition and not posing for photos with the royal tot immediately after giving birth as Diana, Princess Wales, and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge did before her.Instead, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced plans to keep details of the birth private. The secrecy surrounding the Royal birth was so high that even senior Royals were unaware of the Royal couple’s plans. Once Meghan went into labour, her plans for a home birth were abandoned. Which shows us that when push comes to shove, The Palace has more sway over Meghan than she realizes.Meghan Markle was on maternity leave and more than a week overdue when she gave birth. It is still unknown if she was induced but she gave birth to a healthy boy. Following the news, the couple Cambridge addressed the media where Prince William made the blunder of referring to Kate as an uncle rather than an aunt. The Duchess of Cambridge was forced to set her husband Prince William straight after he accidentally called her an “uncle.”  Prince William and Kate Middleton.Getty imagesAhead of the King’s Cup annual Regatta at the Cutty Sark in London the newly-minted royal aunt and uncle were asked by the press about their thoughts on Meghan and Harry’s new baby.The Duke of Cambridge said: “Yes absolutely, I’m an uncle, second time for me.”The future King then pointed at his wife and said: “And you as well.”Prince William quickly laughed off and corrected his mistake as Kate burst into laughter in front of the assembled media throng. These two are couple goals. Meghan and Harry are still keeping details of their baby under wraps. But a formal announcement about the baby’s name can be expected soon.last_img read more

Athens installs Alexander the Great statue after 27year

first_imgAthens on Friday installed its first Alexander the Great statue, a project mired in bureaucratic delays for nearly three decades.The 3,50-metre (11.5-foot) equestrian statue of a young Alexander, cast in bronze, was erected in central Athens opposite a statue of Lord Byron.According to the city of Athens, it was completed in 1972 and acquired by the state in 1992, at a time of intense nationalist feeling over a bitter name dispute with the newly-independent former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis insisted Friday the move had “nothing” to do with the Macedonia dispute.”The decision to erect the statue was taken in 2015. This is a mark of the delays of Greek bureaucracy,” Kaminis told AFP.The fourth-century BC warrior king, born in today’s northern Greek region of Macedonia, is a hero figure to Greeks. For decades, Athens accused Skopje of seeking to usurp its ancient heritage.Until now, there had also been no agreement in Athens on where to place the statue.A decade ago, a nationalist government in Skopje launched an initiative to erect its own statues to Alexander and his father Philip.In February, the former Yugoslav republic was officially renamed North Macedonia following a landmark deal with the leftist government in Greece that ended the three-decade dispute.Earlier this month, North Macedonia renamed its main football stadium, formerly known as Philip II arena, after the father of Alexander the Great.Skopje in recent months has also dropped Alexander the Great from the name of an airport and a highway.last_img read more

WATCH Congress Passes Bill To Avert Government Shutdown

first_img Share Mark Wilson/Getty ImagesRepublicans in Congress are scrambling to avoid a chaotic government shutdown that could overshadow their signature tax bill before it even gets signed into law.Republicans will need at least some bipartisan support for the measure in the Senate, as the bill needs 60 votes to pass, and Republicans control just 52 seats there.In addition to keeping the government open, the legislation would extend short-term authorizations for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), as well as the Veterans Choice Program, which allows veterans to receive health care at community providers outside of the Veterans Affairs system.The bill would also temporarily extend a controversial provision in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA, Amendments Act, known as Section 702, which was set to expire at the end of the year. The FBI and other intelligence agencies have said it is critical to fighting terrorism.The stopgap bill includes a nod to defense hawks in Congress who were hoping for caps on defense spending to be lifted, another point of friction with Democrats being delayed. It provides funds to repair two naval ships that were damaged this year in the Pacific, as well as money to bolster ballistic missile defense.A big disaster relief funding bill for areas hit by hurricanes and wildfires was passed in the House as well, but it appears the Senate will hold off on voting on that bill until January.In the new year, when bipartisan budget debates begin again, a pair of major polarizing topics loom.Congressional Democrats, and some Republicans, are hoping for legislation to protect thousands of undocumented immigrants brought into the U.S. as children. There had been talk that Democrats could threaten a government shutdown to force a vote on the measure, known as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, but those whispers quieted as the deadline grew closer.Trump ordered an end to the Obama-era protection program in September, but White House legislative affairs director Marc Short said Thursday that the president was always hoping for Congress to come up with a legislative solution.“We believe we’ll have a resolution to that in January or February,” Short told NPR’s Rachel Martin.And a pair of senators are poised to propose legislation to stabilize insurance markets, after the Republican tax plan zeroed out the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate that had required people to buy health insurance. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, had committed to getting legislation passed by the end of the year, but she and Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., have now committed to a proposal “after the first of the year.”Collins and Alexander said in a joint statement that they would be waiting to unveil the legislation because “it has become clear that Congress will only be able to pass another short-term extension to prevent a government shutdown and to continue a few essential programs.”Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., pledged again on Thursday to bring that legislation up for a vote next year in an interview with NPR. After a monumental legislative victory on taxes this week, Republicans in Congress have been scrambling to avoid a chaotic government shutdown that could overshadow their signature tax bill before it even gets signed into law.The House and Senate have passed a spending bill Thursday afternoon that would push a deadline to fund the government back from midnight on Friday to Jan. 19, allowing lawmakers to head home for the holidays without resolving much of their unfinished business. In addition to most Republicans, about a dozen House Democrats and several Senate Democrats also voted for the bill.House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi had put it on the GOP to keep the government open. “The Republicans control the Congress. They control the House, they control the Senate, and they have the signature in the White House. They have the votes to keep government open. They don’t need us to keep government open,” she said Thursday.Still, President Trump sought to toss blame for the tense moment at congressional Democrats on Twitter on Thursday morning.House Democrats want a SHUTDOWN for the holidays in order to distract from the very popular, just passed, Tax Cuts. House Republicans, don’t let this happen. Pass the C.R. TODAY and keep our Government OPEN!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 21, 2017The continuing resolution that Republicans in the House had released early Thursday punts tough decisions related to long-term government spending, immigration and defense into the first part of the new year.last_img read more

The heart and soul of music

first_imgLiving up to their tradition of being one the best live-misc destinations in the Capital, Hard Rock Cafe at Saket made sure they kept the volumes loud. The music band, Soul’d Out performed today at Hard Rock Cafe.The idea of the summation of the band floated about for quite a while until its formation in the summer of 2011.The band consists of four members who belong to the same college, Rohit, Bhannu, Abhay and Abhijit. Each member of the band has a very special relationship with music. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’With influences ranging over different genres of music, Soul’d Out quite naturally has a very interesting sound, and the members are not concerned about how that sound is defined or categorised.All that matters to them is that they have fun playing, which eventually spreads contagiously into the crowd! Whether you’re in the mood to bust a move, or just chill out with some friends over a few beers, this band can certainly leave you satisfied!Abhijt Sood played the drums, Bhaanu Mehendiratta was on the guitar, Chetan Awasthi handles the vocals, Sajal Sharma plays the bass and Abhay Sharma, the saxophone.last_img read more

Turn Small Biz into Smart Biz Technology for Growth Productivity and Customer

first_img Enroll Now for Free This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. April 5, 2019 From boutiques and consultants to neighborhood coffee shops and everything in between, many business owners have similar challenges and pain points when it comes to growth. They want to scale their businesses, keep customers happy, and have more time the day.While we can’t create more time in the day, we can make how you use the time you have more efficiently.During Small Business Week 2019, Entrepreneur is teaming up with Comcast Business to show ways that technology can help small businesses be more efficient, more effective, and more productive. Join Entrepreneur VIP Contributor and Dynamic Communication author Jill Schiefelbein as she leads a panel of small-business owners and technology experts for a free webinar, “Turn Small Biz into Smart Biz: Technology for Growth, Productivity, and Customer Experience.”Watch NowFrom ways to use your existing Internet connectivity to stream experiences, to creating a smart business with integrated systems allowing you to monitor key performance metrics, and everything in-between, this webinar will give you tangible examples from real business owners that will empower you to rethink the way you use technology and how you can best serve your customers and set your employees up for success.Attendees of this webinar will learn how:Offering a customer experience, such as free Wi-Fi, can result in thousands of dollars of free marketing.Using voice controls can allow you to have better conversations with your customers on-location, without letting technology be a barrier.Implementing systems that allow for remote access can save your business in times of crisis.Building the right systems and getting the infrastructure right so that your technologies all play well together to give you maximum business insights.Schiefelbein will be joined by the co-founder of Seattle-based Pickleball Central, Anna Copley–a small-business owner who, because of having smart technologies in place, was able to leave her business for a year and travel the world with her husband and children while still achieving business growth. Alongside Copley will be the Vice President of Product and Premise Services at Comcast Business, Christian Nascimento, who is passionate about using technology for leveling the playing field for small businesses.Presented by Comcast and Entrepreneur, the Turn Small Biz into Smart Biz: Technology for Growth, Productivity, and Customer Experience webinar will be held Wednesday May 8 at 12 p.m. EST | 9 a.m. PST.Watch Now Brought to you by Comcast Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now 2 min readlast_img read more

Adobe will retire Shockwave on April 9 2019

first_imgAdobe will retire Shockwave on April 9, 2019 by Martin Brinkmann on March 11, 2019 in Internet – 17 commentsAdobe plans to discontinue Adobe Shockwave, a browser-based platform for interactive games and applications, on April 9, 2019.Adobe will remove downloads for Shockwave Player for Windows on that day from its Internet sites and servers. The company notes that Enterprise customers will continue to receive support for Adobe Shockwave until contracts expire.Adobe states that the rise of alternative technologies are the main reason for discontinuation of the product.As technologies evolve and the use of mobile devices has grown, interactive content has moved to platforms such as HTML5 Canvas and Web GL and usage of Shockwave has declined.Developers used Adobe Director to create Shockwave content. The content could be viewed in any compatible web browser provided that the Adobe Shockwave plugin was installed in the browser.Shockwave was a common format for CD-ROM based projects and as a format for video games that game creators published on online gaming sites.The rise of Adobe Flash put Shockwave on the backburner thanks to support for features that Shockwave did not support.Adobe discontinued Adobe Director and Adobe Shockwave Player for Mac OS in 2017 already. The Windows version of Shockwave Player is the last consumer-version of Shockwave still supported by Adobe. Its retiring in April 2019 ends support for all consumer-versions.End of support does not mean that Shockwave content won’t function anymore after the date. Shockwave won’t be offered for download anymore by Adobe, but existing installations can still be used to play Shockwave content.Third-party download sites may continue to offer Shockwave Player for Windows, and users may install the program on Windows devices.Adobe won’t support Shockwave anymore starting April 9, 2019 with the exception of Enterprise licenses that may still be valid.Adobe Flash is the next Adobe product that is on the chopping block. Adobe plans to retire Flash in December 2020. All major browser makers announced that they will discontinue support for Adobe Flash in 2020 as well.Now You: Are you affected by the end of Shockwave or Flash?SummaryArticle NameAdobe will retire Shockwave on April 9, 2019DescriptionAdobe plans to discontinue Adobe Shockwave, a browser-based platform for interactive games and applications, on April 9, 2019. Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_img News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. read more For more information: News | March 22, 2010 Teleradiology Companies to Offer an ASP Solution Related Content FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | June 27, 2019 Ambra Health Announces Integration With Box Ambra Health announced an integration with Box to enable the sharing of medical imaging directly from within Box’s… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more March 22, 2010 – In an effort to continually provide customizable, reliable and cost-effective RIS, PACS and teleradiology solutions, RamSoft, has partnered with ERadiology, a Tennessee-based technology company, to offer a hosting solution that leverages digital imaging technology while reducing capital costs for equipment purchase, and maintenance. This joint venture combines RamSoft’s PowerServer products with ERadiology’s off-site, Web-based hosting service complete with disaster recovery.The products are developed to improve workflow efficiencies and maximize the performance of the entire imaging team. Together, RamSoft and ERadiology aim to provide flexibility in workflow and operating space to meet radiology needs. News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. to expand analysis capabilities of… read more News | PACS | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu read more Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more News | PACS | June 26, 2019 Mini-PACS Solution for Image Management and Workflow Optimization ImageGrid Mini is a feature-rich, reliable and cost-effective image management and workflow optimization solution, pr read morelast_img read more

MRI Safety Product Complies With New Joint Commission Standards

first_img News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more The FerrAlert Ferromagnetic Incident Log Manager (FILM) device is designed to work exclusively with Kopp Development’s FerrAlert Halo II Plus MRI entryway system, pictured above. Image courtesy of Kopp Development Inc.November 17, 2015 — Kopp Development Inc. announced the release of the new accessory for their latest magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) entryway system, FerrAlert Ferromagnetic Incident Log Manager (FILM). This logging device was designed specifically with The New Joint Commission standards in mind. In addition, it is a great tool to assist with internal root cause analyses, according to the company.In their new standards Revised Requirements for Diagnostic Imaging Services, effective July 1, 2015, The Joint Commission recognizes the need for documenting ferromagnetic materials entering Zone IV (the MRI scanner room).The Standard PI.01.01.01 of the new The Joint Commission document states:“A 47. The [critical access] hospital collects data on the following:● Incidents where ferromagnetic objects unintentionally entered the MRI scanner room● Injuries resulting from the presence of ferromagnetic objects in the MRI scanner room”To assist MRI providers with The Joint Commission compliance, Kopp Development realized that an automatic method of documenting ferromagnetic incidents is needed. Such method must allow the independent documentation of the incidents to permit corrective actions as well as root cause analyses.The FerrAlert FILM device, which is located at the doorway of the MRI magnet room, continuously captures images. The imaging system is configured and positioned in a location to allow simultaneous viewing both inside the MRI magnet room as well as the approach to the magnet room. When a ferromagnetic object begins to pass through the FerrAlert detection portal, a signal is generated and communicated to the FILM. The FILM stores the images to preserve the history leading up to the ferromagnetic intrusion event, as well as the actions taken following the threat detection. These images are stored in an electronic folder that is date- and time-stamped.The FerrAlert FILM device can be used only with Kopp Development’s latest entryway system, FerrAlert Halo II Plus. The Plus system dramatically reduces alarm fatigue by not alarming on the act of moving the MRI door or ferromagnetic objects exiting the MRI room. Alarm fatigue reduction is a top priority for ECRI and The Joint Commission.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. 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Albanian lawmakers approve electoral reforms

first_imgStano said such reforms should include easing restrictions on the investigation and prosecution of lawmakers, government officials, judges and prosecutors.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) The changes, which will apply to the next national elections planned for 2013, follow a key request for electoral reform from the EU, which Albania hopes to join.But they do not address small opposition parties’ demands for a national proportional system of representation. The small parties say the existing system makes it hard for them to enter Parliament, because when they fail to pass a 3 percent threshold in any of the 12 electoral districts their votes in that district go to the two biggest parties.Albanian President Bamir Topi is expected to issue a decree within the next few days passing the reforms into law.A spokesman for EU Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fuele welcomed the changes. Peter Stano said the adoption of the reforms was a move “towards meeting a key (EU) priority.”This autumn, Albania expects the EU to make a new assessment of its bid to be designated a candidate member _ following two consecutive refusals from Brussels over the past two years.Stano also urged a “constructive attitude” from Tirana towards further reforms in the rule of law, which he said were “essential for Albania to advance on the EU path this year.” Comments   Share   4 ways to protect your company from cyber breaches 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes 3 international destinations to visit in 2019center_img Sponsored Stories TIRANA, Albania (AP) – The Albanian parliament on Thursday approved electoral reforms following pressure from the European Union and opposition allegations that past votes have been rigged.Lawmakers voted 127-2 in favor of constitutional amendments that allow greater transparency in the selection of key electoral commission officials and introduce digital voter identity checks in the capital, Tirana. Parliament also approved a pilot project to computerize the vote count in the city of Fier. Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Top Stories last_img read more

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first_img Your browser does not support the audio element. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 0 Comments   Share   “I really like him [Shazier],” Pasch said. “I talked to [Ohio State coach Urban Meyer] about Shazier and I think he’s going to go to the draft with Shazier. They are very close and he loves him as a person and as a player. He’s a very productive player. He reminds me a little bit of Daryl Washington. He may be a better pass rusher than Washington because you really can play him at outside linebacker and he can hold up in the run game even though maybe he’s a little bit undersized. I think he can play inside and outside.”Shazier finished his three-year career as a Buckeye with 45.5 tackles for loss and 15 sacks, while his 315 career tackles are the 15th most in school history. He also clocked an unofficial 4.36 40-yard dash at his pro day.Pasch says Shazier is a suitable fit for Arizona, but barring a trade, 19 other players will be picked before their selection, meaning he could be gone before the Cardinals are on the clock.“Personally, I hope he is there at 20,” Pasch said. “I think he’d be a great fit for the Cardinals because we lose Dansby and you don’t know Daryl Washington’s status for the beginning of the year. Can Kevin Minter step in right away and start for you? You hope that’s the case, but the Cardinals need a pass rusher. John Abraham is getting older and guys like Sam Acho are role players. I think Shazier has a chance to be an excellent NFL pass rusher.” Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactcenter_img LISTEN: Dave Pasch, voice of the AZ Cardinals Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling As the NFL Draft approaches, the Arizona Cardinals are closely examining possible players that they can select with the 20th overall pick.When it comes to draft strategies, Cardinals’ play-by-play voice Dave Pasch told Doug and Wolf of Arizona Sports 98.7 FM that he is in favor of drafting a pass rusher.Pasch said his focus is on Ohio State’s Ryan Shazier, a 6-foot-1 237 pound linebacker, and that his playing style already reminds him of a current Cardinal. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelolast_img read more

Roadworks announced for old NicosiaLimassol road

first_imgA section of the old road from Nicosia to Limassol, one kilometre before the exit of Choirokitia, will be closed on August 13, the department of works announced on Thursday.Between 7am and 3pm, a 10 metre stretch of the road will be closed to traffic due to works by the water development department.Both lanes are affected and traffic will alternately use the same lane.The department apologises for any inconvenience and has asked the public to comply with police instructions and signage.An update on the works can be found on the traffic police website May LikeZipHearingSwiss-Engineered Bluetooth® Hearing Aids Hailed as “Game-Changing” | ZipHearingZipHearingUndoSivanguardia6 Foods to integrate and 6 to avoid in your anti-inflammatory dietSivanguardiaUndoForReasonHow To Dress For Work In The SummerForReasonUndo Clear winner in first round of Kition bishop voteUndoBrazil prison riot kills 52, with 16 decapitatedUndoFrom space heroes to artists: women written out of historyUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more