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Encana Events Centre hosting gun show this weekend

first_imgTickets can be purchased online, by phone at 1-877-339-8499, or in person at the Tiger Box Office Plus. DAWSON CREEK, B.C. — Hunters and outdoor enthusiasts from across the Peace Region will be descending on the Encana Events Centre in Dawson Creek as the local Sportsman’s Club hosts the 41st Annual Gun Show and Sportsman Show.As the largest gun and sportsman show in the Peace, the event will feature over 200 tables, with goods in firearms, knives, archery and ATVs. The show runs Saturday, April 7th, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, April 8th, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.Tickets are $10 for Adults in advance or $12 the day of, and $5 for youth aged 10 to 17 as well as Seniors 67 and over. Children under nine are free when accompanied by an adult.last_img

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April GST collection peaks at Rs 113 lakh cr

first_imgNew Delhi: Goods and Services Tax (GST) collection rose 10.05 per cent to Rs 1,13,865 crore in April from a year-ago period, recording the highest ever monthly revenue mop-up since the new indirect tax system was rolled out on July 1, 2017, an official statement said on Wednesday. “The total gross GST revenue in the month of April, 2019 is Rs 1,13,865 crore of which CGST (Central GST) is Rs 21,163 crore, SGST (State GST) is Rs 28,801 crore, IGST (Integrated GST) is Rs 54,733 crore including Rs 23,289 crore collected on imports and cess is Rs 9,168 crore including Rs 1,053 crore collected on imports,” a Finance Ministry statement said. According to the statement, the total number of GSTR-3B returns filed for the month of March up to April 30, 2019 is 72.13 lakh. The GSTR-3B Form is a summary of outward supplies, Input Tax Credit (ITC) claimed and net tax payable. The revenue in April, 2018 was Rs 1,03,459 crore and the revenue during April, 2019 saw a growth of 10.05 per cent over the revenue in the same month last year.last_img read more

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UN rights official cites Afghanistans paradox of new opportunities for peace amid

“On the one hand, there are new opportunities for peace talks that would have been unimaginable only a few months ago,” said Ivan Šimonović, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights. “On the other, the conflict looks set to intensify as insurgents test the strength of the security forces hoping to gain leverage in future negotiations.”Mr. Šimonović, who visited Kabul and the provinces of Nangarhar and Kapisa, said recent violence underlined the fact that it would be Afghan civilians who pay the price, with more work needed to be done to protect them.“2014 was already a terrible year for the civilian population of Afghanistan and figures for the first quarter of 2015 have confirmed that negative trend,” he said referring to statistics compiled by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), which pointed to the deaths of 655 civilians and injuries to 1,155 more in the first quarter of 2015.During his second official visit to Afghanistan, the Assistant Secretary-General focused on the increasingly difficult security situation following the withdrawal of foreign troops and the transfer of security tasks to the Afghan National Security Forces.He met with children detained for conflict-related crimes, including attempted suicide bombing, as well as civilian victims and their doctors at an emergency hospital in Kabul. Mr. Šimonović was in Jalalabad on Saturday at the same time as a suicide attack by anti-Government elements on a crowded marketplace, which killed at least 35 people.“It is unacceptable that Afghans should face such violence on a daily basis,” he said. “There can be no doubt that the use of tactics of this kind represent war crimes, and those responsible for organizing or perpetrating such attacks must be brought to justice.”While encouraging Afghanistan to institutionalize torture prevention by ratifying the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture, which would lay the basis for a national inspection mechanism for places of detention, Mr. Šimonović welcomed the Government’s commitment to eradicating that scourge.“I was greatly encouraged by President Ghani’s and Chief Executive Abdullah’s personal commitment to ending torture in Afghan detention facilities, and the steps being taken to prepare a national action plan on torture prevention,” he said. “These institutional reforms must be reinforced by strict accountability measures. Torturers must be prosecuted and punished, not transferred to other positions.”Mr. Šimonović also helped launch a new report by UNAMA and the UN Human Rights Office on barriers to justice still faced by women. “Clearly the gains for women’s rights in Afghanistan need to be reinforced and protected,” Mr. Šimonović said. “I welcome the appointment this week of four women ministers, and the imperative now should be to ensure women’s representation in key institutions like the police and judiciary, and participation in the peace process.” read more

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Barclays in credit scandal as shoppers missold finance on sofas windows and cars

SCS, Sofology (formerly Sofaworks), Anglian Windows, Wren Kitchens, Everest, Peter Vardy, and the now defunct Car Carcraft Automotive, were… Barclays Bank’s consumer lending arm, Barclays Partner Finance, failed to stop customers at high street retailers being pressured into taking out loans they may not have been able to afford as recently as 2016, according to an internal report seen by The Telegraph.  Consumers who have bought cars, furniture and home improvements on credit supplied by one of Britain’s biggest banks are embroiled in a potential mis-selling scandal, it can be disclosed. Do you have experience of finance mis-selling? We want to hear from you. Email katie.morley@telegraph.co.uk

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Eric Besson souhaite un nouvel audit de Free mobile

first_imgEric Besson souhaite un nouvel audit de Free mobileLe ministre de l’Économie numérique a demandé à l’Agence nationale des fréquences (ANFR) de “vérifier la couverture effective des réseaux de l’opérateur”.Les plaintes concernant la couverture effective du nouvel opérateur Free mobile continuent à affluer, si bien qu’Éric Besson, ministre de l’Économie Numérique, a demandé dans un courrier adressé à l’Agence nationale des fréquences (ANFR) de “vérifier la couverture effective des réseaux de l’opérateur”.À lire aussiInternet mobile : 38% des français sont connectésLe ministre, sans ajouter d’huile sur le feu après les nombreux courriers des opérateurs concurrents ayant audité par leurs propres moyens la couverture réseau de Free, rappelle les conditions de l’octroi de cette licence 3G. Free, à date du 12 janvier 2012 “devait couvrir 27 % de la population pour le service de voix et 25 % pour le service de données. Ces obligations minimales, qui correspondent à un taux de disponibilité pour les appels à l’extérieur des bâtiments d’au moins 95 %, devaient être respectées hors accord d’itinérance avec un autre opérateur”.L’ANFR a 10 jours pour réaliser son étude et transmettre un compte-rendu au ministre. Pourtant l’Arcep avait déjà effectué cet audit lors de la finalisation de l’obtention de la licence 3G de Free mobile. L’Autorité avait alors validé le fait qu’il couvre via ses propres antennes 27% de la population mais procédera tout de même à une audition conjointe de France Telecom et Free mobile portant sur “la mise en œuvre de l’accord d’itinérance signé par les deux opérateurs”, indique Clubic.Le second rapport devrait éclairer sur les suites à donner si Free n’a pas respecté ses conditions de déploiement. On sait qu’Orange, qui loue son réseau dans le cadre de l’itinérance des appels sur le territoire, avait vivement critiqué son partenaire pour avoir contribué à faire tomber durant deux heures toutes les communications voix et Internet des clients Orange à cause d’une utilisation intensive des antennes. Free n’a pas répondu publiquement mais une réunion s’est tenue entre les deux acteurs pour remettre à plat leurs accords commerciaux. Le 20 février 2012 à 12:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Turquoise Morning shows Caribbean US highlights of TCI Sales Investment Blitz

first_img Tour of the Junkanoo Club, McCartneys vow to establish a Museum 18 People celebrated as favorites for 2015 Related Items:junkanoo club, premier’s sales blitz, turquoise morning Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 09 Jun 2015 – And this week on Turquoise Morning 24 Caribbean countries, seven US Cities and our 12,000 online followers are enjoying our shows featuring the Premier’s North American Sales & Investment Blitz. So far we have showcased what happened when Team Turks and Caicos Islands landed in Atlanta, Georgia and our two stops in Texas – Houston & Dallas. If you want to watch online anytime, subscribe to Magnetic Media TV on YouTube or follow us on your favorite social media… our next show features Chicago and to commemorate the late Right Excellent JAGS, takes viewers on an exclusive tour of the Junkanoo Club in Grand Turk; our cameras are said to be the first inside the historic site possibly ever… but definitely in recent history. Got to MagneticMediaTV.com… see it all for yourself. Recommended for you PDM leadership not changed; Junkanoo Club incident 40th anniversary on tonightlast_img read more

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Kids invited to Jam and Bread Camp

first_imgLearn to make homemade bread and freezer jam, and take home the proceeds to share, at one of Washington State University Clark County Extension’s upcoming Jam and Bread camps.Participants ages 9-12 will learn how to make freezer jam from fresh strawberries and yeast bread, which they can take home and bake.Classes are from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, June 23, or Saturday, July 9, at Bi-Zi Farms, 9504 N.E. 119th St., or 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, July 19, at Clark County’s Heritage Farm, 1919 N.E. 78th St.The camp fee is $12, which includes supplies for the jam and bread and recipes to make more. To register, call 360-397-6060 ext. 5700 or in person at the Heritage Farm during business hours Tuesdays-Fridays.last_img

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BREAKING NEWS Woman Goes Missing In Wilmington Police Seek Publics Help UPDATE

first_imgUPDATE: Mrs. Pavone has been found safe.WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Police Department is seeking information on the whereabouts of 59-year-old Colleen Pavone. Mrs. Pavone was last seen on the afternoon on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at the Dunkin Donuts at 321 Main Street near Clark Street. Mrs. Pavone was traveling on foot.Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts is asked to contact the Wilmington Police Department at 978-658-5071.Mrs. Pavone is 5’3, 160 lbs with brown hair. She was last seen wearing a light pink winter trench coat and grey sweatpants.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedVIDEO: Wilmington Police Ask For Public’s Help ID’ing Suspect In Package TheftIn “Police Log”Wilmington Police To Hold R.A.D. Refresher Course On October 9In “Police Log”UPDATE: Missing 11-Year-Old Wilmington Boy Found SafeIn “Police Log”last_img read more

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On final day of organized search no clues of missing hiker

first_imgIt’s been a week and a half since Joseph Balderas went missing in the foothills outside of Nome. Alaska State Troopers suspended their search for the 36-year-old man on Monday, but his family, friends, and even those that never knew Balderas continued on. KNOM’s Emily Russell joined a search team Tuesday.Listen nowMembers of the final day’s search crew reviewing a map of the area. (Photo by Emily Russell, KNOM – Nome)It takes nearly an hour to get to mile 44 on the Nome-Council Highway. That’s where Joseph Balderas’s truck has been parked since he was reported missing June 27. On a clear day you’d see the Bering Sea to your right and the mountains on your left, but today it’s raining.It’s day 9 of the search and the rain feels a reflection of the increasingly somber mood. Salina Hargis is Balderas’s sister. She flew in from her home in Hawaii and has been out searching everyday since Friday.“I mean, it’s hard, because you come out here and I don’t know if he’s hurt or where he is, if he’s cold, if he’s hungry, if he’s sick,” Hargis said. “We just don’t know.”Joseph Balderas was reported missing on June 27. (Photo courtesy of friends of Joseph Balderas)That’s been the most frustrating part for a lot of people—not knowing. What they do know is that Balderas talked about going running or fishing in the area. Hargis is quick to respond how she would describe her brother.“Adventurous,” Hargis said. “Very adventurous.”Elvio Sadun went to law school with Balderas at the University of Minnesota. He flew up from Los Angeles with two friends to join the search.“He was always adventuresome and outdoorsy. He’s from west Texas, but said that he had thought that maybe he would end up spending time in Alaska.”They’ve helped make up what many are calling the largest search and rescue effort Nome has seen in decades. Early on, the Coast Guard sent a Jayhawk helicopter from Kotzebue, which joined a Wildlife Trooper helicopter, as well as chartered and private fixed-wing planes.But the biggest wave of support has come from community members. Every day, dozens of locals fill up their trucks and ATVs with gas that costs five dollars a gallon. Sadun said they’ve tried it all.Searchers take a break in the middle of the day. (Photo by Emily Russell, KNOM – Nome)“We’ve had to form and then ultimately reject a lot of different narratives,” Sadun said. “I think each time we’re kind of optimistic, like, ‘Let’s recreate a run he might have done or let’s recreate a fishing excursion or a hike or whatever.’ And then each of these times we try that and exhaust it and then we have to come up with a different idea, different theory.”Today’s theory is one of desperation. The search group stuck to creeks and riverbeds, thinking that if Balderas is still alive, he’d try reach a water source. They walked north on the tundra above a creek and eventually turn back, walking through the water. There’s no sign of Balderas.The rain let up halfway through the day. Snacking on trail mix and bags of chips, people shed layers and hang them up to dry for a few minutes. The plan is to spend the last hour scanning the riverbed near his truck for a four-piece fishing rod he is thought to have taken with him.KNOM: “We’re out walking through a riverbed right now, just combing through it. I’ve got rubber boots on, but that doesn’t really quite help because they’ve filled with water walking through wet willows earlier toady. It’s a little eerie. We haven’t seen anything. You think he’s going to be around here somewhere, or at least his fishing pole, and you just don’t see anything.”The feeling of failure sinks in on the drive back to Nome. Balderas’s three law school friends are leaving on the evening flight, and one of them—Cyrus Jamnejad stared out the window in defeat.“As we have one hour before we fly out of here, it doesn’t feel good at all,” Jamnejad said. “It feels awful. And knowing that the family is going to still stay here and we didn’t find him like we had hoped we would, it’s terrible.”Balderas met a lot of people during the last year and a half he worked in Nome as a court clerk. Many of his friends in town showed up to search, but even people that never met Balderas came out day after day.Jamnejad said that’s what impressed him the most.“It’s been amazing how many people didn’t know him, but came out of a sense of kindness or responsibility or duty,” Jamnejad said. “One kid who heard that someone went trail running and was missing—he goes trail running and says, ‘That’s what you do for those people in that situation.’”Day 9 was the last day of organized search, but his friends and family said they’ll never stop searching on every run, every fishing trip, every hike through the mountains, because, they say, Joseph Balderas would have done the same.last_img read more

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Clear stretches across less populated areas hub of speed driving

first_imgKolkata: Straight stretches of national highways which pass through thinly populated areas have become the hotspots for a section of owners of high-end cars and motorbikes for “recreational speed driving” on Sundays. There are a section of people who flout norms even when Bengal has come up as one of the best states in checking road accidents and creating awareness among people with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s statewide campaign of Safe Drive Save Life. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsVivek Sahay, ADG (Traffic and Road Safety), said: “Many people have a wrong notion that there are no speed limits on expressways or highways. It is on that basis that they seek to justify speed driving. But it is not so. There are speed limits for all vehicles.”It may be mentioned that there is a group of people in and around Kolkata who have formed clubs and go out with their high-end expensive cars or two-wheelers for “recreational speed driving,” especially on Sundays. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThere are stretches on National Highway 2 which are straight and pass through thinly populated areas. The stretch mainly falls under the jurisdiction of Jamalpur, Memari, Burdwan and Galsi police stations and is straight where vehicles can be plied at high speed. Another such stretch is at Gurap in Hooghly.Concerned senior police officers have recently visited the spots in this connection. Interestingly, there are around 3,500 cars in Kolkata which cost more than Rs 90 lakh. Some of these cars cross 500 hp in power output and can easily cross 200 km per hour. Police maintain a vigil to avoid over-speeding of vehicles and the number of prosecution cases for the same has also gone up manifold compared to that of the past few years. It is not only the case of high-end vehicles but any vehicle that over speeds comes under the purview of prosecution. Last year only 75 speed cameras were installed in districts to check speeding and it resulted in a major drop in road accidents.last_img read more

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first_img McKesson Specialty Health announced today the launch of iKnowMed Generation 2, a powerful web-based electronic health record (EHR) developed in collaboration with oncologists. Drawing upon their daily clinical experiences, more than 200 physicians have come together to help create a system that advances the quality and efficiency of cancer care delivery.The new iKnowMed Generation 2 has met the criteria to participate in the annual American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Electronic Health Records (EHRs) Lab to be held during the 2013 ASCO Annual Meeting in Chicago, Ill. from May 31 to June 4. ASCO is the world’s leading professional organization representing providers who care for people with cancer.“iKnowMed Generation 2 is delivered on a new platform with technological advancements and innovation that will drive quality patient care to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow. We are excited and eager to demonstrate this at the ASCO EHR Lab,” said Asif Ahmad, senior vice president of Information and Technology Services and chief information officer for McKesson Specialty Health. “With the help of physicians, many of whom are affiliated with The US Oncology Network, we were able to marry technology with best-in-class, evidence-based clinical content to ensure that iKnowMed Generation 2 meets clinician needs and merges fluidly into daily practice workflow. Our goal is to keep our technology on the cutting-edge, not just for the next couple of years, but continuously.”Backed by the experience, resources and technology of McKesson Specialty Health, iKnowMed Generation 2 is designed to meet the unique needs of community-based cancer centers and to help physicians and their staff deliver high-quality care while improving patient safety and optimizing practice workflow. This technology platform will help practices deliver an integrated experience for patients and their care team while supporting their demonstration of Meaningful Use.iKnowMed Generation 2 is brought to you by the same team that has delivered the highest-ranked EHR for oncologists and hematologists according to the 2012 and 2013 Black Book Rankings. Building on the proven strengths of iKnowMed, the new platform is ONC-ATCB 2011 Certified as a Complete EHR, Surescripts Certified, HL7 Compliant and is fully integrated with both the Lynx Mobile® inventory management system and My Care Plus patient portal. It is available from any web-enabled device, is optimized for mobile access via tablet or smart phone and allows the sharing of information between all oncology specialties including medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and surgeons. Additionally, iKnowMed Generation 2 includes features such as detailed cancer diagnosis and staging content; an extensive, up-to-date cancer regimen library; flexible documentation options; e-prescribing; automated charge capture functionality and auto-sharing of clinical notes.“What’s most impressive to me is the on-going collaboration McKesson Specialty Health has with physicians,” said Mark Sitarik, M.D., medical oncologist with Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers, medical director of Medical Information for McKesson Specialty Health and The US Oncology Network, and chairman of the Physician Advisory Board that helped guide the development of iKnowMed Generation 2. “Oncology is unique. We, as oncologists, need technology that is tailored to us. Since iKnowMed Generation 2 was developed with our input, it is able to meet our needs in ways other systems cannot. Its regimen support, diagnosis-specific chemotherapy protocols and charge capture functionality are just a few of the features I consider invaluable as an oncologist.”Oncologists attending the 2013 ASCO Annual Meeting will be able to see these functionalities firsthand at the ASCO EHR Lab, an event for oncology professionals to research EHR technology and collaborate with leaders in the field of EHR development. The EHR Vendor Lab is a live, in-person resource allowing organizations such as McKesson Specialty Health to show their EHR’s ability to perform clinical decision support, chemotherapy ordering, and care coordination.“Our goal is to employ innovative technology to advance patient care,” said Ahmad. “This is the key to helping physicians provide high-quality, evidence-based, cost-effective patient care. McKesson Specialty Health leads technical innovation in several ways: meaningful content, a sturdy infrastructure, mobility, the latest interoperability standards and unmatched regimen support tools that will help physicians provide and measure value-based patient care as well as boost financial performance.”For more information: www.mckessonspecialtyhealth.com/iKnowMed 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 News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative 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. 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Machine Learning Concerns Discussed at RSNAAAPM Symposium

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 Related Content For more information from RSNA 2017 — Key RSNA 2017 Study Presentations, Trends and Video News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more Deep learning, artificial intelligence in radiology was the prime topic of discussion at the RSNA/AAPM symposium at RSNA 2017.When considering potential topics for the 2017 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)/American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Symposium, there was no question that it should address the growing excitement and concern surrounding artificial intelligence (AI).One of the organizers, Paul E. Kinahan, Ph.D., vice chair of radiology research and head of the Imaging Research Laboratory at the University of Washington, Seattle, was interested in probing the convergence of radiology and AI and addressing some of the fears radiologists have voiced about the rapid growth of the technology. Many are wondering: will AI eventually render radiologists’ jobs superfluous and unnecessary?“The answer to that question is clearly ‘no’,” said Kinahan. “On the other hand, aspects of artificial intelligence or deep learning or machine learning (ML) will certainly help elevate the productivity and accuracy of radiology.”While there is often confusion over the terms, Kinahan said AI is essentially the simulation of intelligent behavior in computers, while ML refers to the algorithm or method used in AI. Deep learning is an area of ML research with the objective of moving ML closer to AI.Kinahan moderated this year’s symposium, “Machine Learning in Radiology: Why and How?” was held Nov. 28 at RSNA 2017. Presenters are Keith Dreyer, DO, PhD, vice chair of radiology and director of the Center for Clinical Data Science at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and associate professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School, and Antonio Criminisi, PhD, a principal researcher at Microsoft in the United Kingdom.One issue Kinahan focused on during this year’s symposium was how AI fits into the whole big data question. “There’s lot of room for applying AI and machine learning methods to medical images themselves, but we would really like to see how we are able to integrate with the other data such as electronic medical records (EMRs) or pathology data for example,” he explained.That type of integration is not without obstacles.“We are deeply siloed into our own big data components, and radiology is one of the biggest,” Kinahan said. “How these big pockets of data get connected will almost certainly rely on assistance from artificial intelligence.”While healthcare has been quick to adapt new technologies overall, that’s not the case with AI and ML, Dr. Dreyer said. “Healthcare has been late to the market in this area.”Of course, incorporating AI or ML is easier said than done and presents a number of challenges — many of which Dr. Dreyer plans to discuss during his presentation, “Harnessing Artificial Intelligence.”“It starts with raw data and constructing that information into data sets, applying the correct AI algorithms, creating models, testing inference engines that are created and validating them,” said Keith J. Dreyer, DO, Ph.D., FACR, chief data science officer, departments of radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. “Then we must translate them into clinical practice, go through regulatory approval followed by productization and commercialization.”“Right now, we can count on one hand the number of AI medical imaging solutions that have made it through the FDA,” Dreyer explained. “And even fewer are in clinical practice, primarily because of the challenges involved.”Antonio Criminisi, Ph.D., Microsoft’s principal researcher for AI, spoke about one of those solutions during his presentation, “Assistive AI for Cancer Treatment.” Quantifying the extent and size of a tumor such as a glioblastoma can be difficult, imprecise and time consuming, Criminisi said. But Microsoft’s InnerEye research project uses state of the art ML techniques to automatically detect, segment and measure both healthy tissue and anomalies, among other functions.“AI-powered software tools like InnerEye will significantly reduce the time radiation oncologists need for radiotherapy planning,” Criminisi said.The tool will also help radiologists track and measure the progression of cancer and other diseases and help surgeons plan complex surgeries, he added.“This is the fruit of a decade-long research project that is now being translated into a practical and impactful software tool,” he said. “The aim is to increase the productivity of expert practitioners such as oncologists, radiologists and surgeons, while at the same time reducing costs for healthcare providers.”Take an indepth view into AI products being shown on the show floor at RSNA 2017 in the VIDEO “Technology Report: Artificial Intelligence at RSNA 2017.” FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more Feature | RSNA 2017 | January 29, 2018 Machine Learning Concerns Discussed at RSNA/AAPM Symposium The symposium at RSNA 2017 discussed concerns over artificial intelligence 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 News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read morelast_img read more

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Thai police chief Evidence in tourist murder trial not lost

first_img Comments   Share   BANGKOK (AP) — Authorities have possession of crucial DNA evidence in the murder trial of two Burmese migrants accused of killing two young British tourists on a Thai resort island, the national police chief insisted Friday, disputing reports that it might have been lost.The trial has drawn global attention both for the gruesome murders on the quiet, scenic island of Koh Tao last year and for an investigation that raised questions about police and judicial competency. 4 must play golf courses in Arizona Sponsored Stories The latest questions arose three days into the trail on Thursday when media covering the trial on the nearby island of Koh Samui quoted a police witness as saying some of the evidence may have been lost or destroyed. The court was expected to rule Friday on a defense request to re-examine the DNA evidence.“It is not lost,” national police chief Gen. Somyot Poompanmoung told reporters in Bangkok. “I repeat: Nothing is lost.”Somyot called it a misunderstanding that stemmed from foreign media covering the case who might have poor Thai language skills.Somyot said the local police investigator, Lt Col Somsak Nurod, was vague in his testimony and therefore was misinterpreted. Somsak was no longer in possession of the DNA evidence since he collected it and then sent it to the Forensics Medicine Institute in Bangkok, Somyot said.“Nothing is missing. It’s a misunderstanding,” the police chief said.The bodies of backpackers David Miller, 24, and Hannah Witheridge, 23, were found Sept. 15 on the rocky shores of Koh Tao. Autopsies showed that both had suffered severe head wounds and that Witheridge had been raped.Under intense pressure to catch the murderers, police carried out DNA tests on more than 200 people on Koh Tao before arresting the two Myanmar migrants in early October. Top Stories New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies The difference between men and women when it comes to pain Mesa family survives lightning strike to home The men — Win Zaw Htun and Zaw Lin, both 22, — have retracted their initial confessions, saying they were extracted through beatings and threats, which police deny. From the start, investigators faced a variety of criticisms, including for failing to secure the crime scene and for releasing names and pictures of suspects who turned out to be innocent.Prosecutors say the DNA evidence, collected from cigarette butts, a condom and the bodies of the victims, links the two men to the killings, and defense lawyers have been requesting that evidence for re-examination since April.Andy Hall, a British migrant rights activist working with the defense, said that handing over the DNA evidence was crucial to delivering justice.“Without the samples it undermines the opportunity of the defense to get a fair trial,” Hall said. “More importantly, if it is not provided, or if the forensics material is used up, it would undermine the credibility of the whole investigation.”___Associated Press writer Jocelyn Gecker contributed to this report.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facilitylast_img read more

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Monitor Servicers Have Paid 46B in Relief Since National Mortgage Settlement

first_img Agents & Brokers Ally Attorneys & Title Companies Bank of America Citigroup Court Ruling HUD Investors JPMorgan Chase Lenders & Servicers Principal Reduction Service Providers Wells Fargo 2013-02-21 Krista Franks Brock A year after the nation’s largest mortgage servicers reached a monumental “”settlement””:http://www.dsnews.com/articles/robo-signing-settlement-finalized-2012-02-09 with 49 state’s attorneys general and several federal agencies, the five servicers have reportedly provided assistance in the amount of $45.83 billion to 550,000 homeowners, according to the “”Office of Mortgage Settlement Oversight””:https://www.mortgageoversight.com/. [IMAGE]The independent settlement monitor released his third progress “”report””:https://www.mortgageoversight.com/reports/ongoing-implementation/ since the agreement Thursday. With the release of the report, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan specifically touted the efforts made through principal reductions. “”We have already surpassed our initial expectations, and the settlement is a testament to the fact that large scale principal reduction can be used as an important tool in our efforts to prevent foreclosures without incurring negative results,”” Donovan said. The greatest portion of the total $45.83 billion distributed since the settlement went to “”relief to support home ownership.”” About $24.7 billion went to these efforts. Short sales made up another significant portion of servicers’ efforts, totaling $19.5 billion. [COLUMN_BREAK]First-lien modifications totaled $6.04 billion, and active trials in progress currently stand at $3.49 billion. Refinance relieve totaled $2.209 billion, and forgiveness of pre-March forbearance reached $1.37 billion. In the fourth quarter of 2012, servicers doled out $23.9 billion in consumer relief to 276,413 homeowners. A little more than 33,000 homeowners received first-lien modifications amounting to about $3.86 billion in principal forgiveness. Another nearly 120,000 homeowners received second-lien modifications or extinguishments, totaling $8.76 billion. Relief through short sales in the fourth quarter totaled $6.41 billion and went out to 55,580 homeowners. In addition to observing the consumer relief efforts of the five servicers (Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Citigroup, and Ally Financial) in the settlement, the monitor accepts consumer and professional complaints through his website. He has received 5,700 complaints from consumers across all states. For the first six months, the monitor received about 550 complaints per month. Since November, complaints have averaged about 830 per month. “”This may be the result of greater awareness of my office, the result of persistent servicing issues, or both,”” the monitor stated in his report. Common consumer complaints include issues with loan modifications, changes in single points of contact (SPOCs) or lack of follow-up by a SPOC, requests for the same documentation to be submitted multiple times, and “”questionable or undocumented fees.”” Complaints from professionals also often pertain to loan modifications and customer service issues, according to the monitor. Monitor: Servicers Have Paid $46B in Relief Since National Mortgage Settlement in Servicingcenter_img Share February 21, 2013 445 Views last_img read more

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music entertainmentSingaALong A Sound of Music

first_imgmusic & entertainmentSinga-A-Long A Sound of Music Sydney’s State Theatre is gearing up for another round of its longest-running musical – Sing-A-Long-A Sound of Music – returning for an historic 17th year on February 17, 2018, with two special shows set to bring the magic of the world’s all-time most successful musical to life.If you’re looking for a Christmas Gift idea for that someone special, tickets are now on sale for the 1pm matinee and 7.30pm evening show.Year-on-year, hundreds of film fanatics and families of all ages dress to the nines and join in full voice in a rousing homage to the iconic 1965 Julie Andrews classic, presented up on the big screen in all of its technicolour glory, with song subtitles to accompany each unforgettable song. Keep up-to-date with Sing-A-Long on Facebook last_img read more

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LOS ANGELES — Boyz N the Hood director John Sing

first_img LOS ANGELES — “Boyz N the Hood” director John Singleton is in a coma at a Los Angeles hospital eight days after suffering a major stroke, court papers filed Thursday showed.The 51-year-old director’s condition was revealed in a court filing from his mother, Shelia Ward, who is requesting she be immediately appointed his temporary conservator to make medical and financial decisions for him while he is incapacitated.Singleton’s family had previously announced that he’d had a stroke on April 17, but there had been no details revealed about the seriousness of his condition.Friends, colleagues and fans including Viola Davis, Mark Wahlberg and Guillermo Del Toro have offered prayers and wished Singleton well since the announcement.Singleton became the first black director to receive an Academy Award nomination when he was cited for his debut feature, “Boyz N the Hood.” The 1991 film about the lives of young men in South Central Los Angeles starred Cuba Gooding, Jr., Ice Cube, Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne.His other films include 1993’s “Poetic Justice,” which starred Janet Jackson and Tupac Shakur, 1997’s “Rosewood,” and 2003’s “2 Fast 2 Furious.”Singleton’s recent projects include the FX TV series “Snowfall,” a crime drama set in 1980s Los Angeles.The documents put the value of Singleton’s estate at $1.4 million.The papers say that at the time of the stroke, Singleton was engaged in several business deals and had been set to sign a lucrative settlement agreement on or around April 30. The documents say that if a conservator cannot sign the papers on his behalf, it will mean a big financial loss.The documents also include a doctor’s statement that Singleton is incapable of giving consent for medical treatment.Singleton had no existing medical directives in place before the stroke, the documents stated.It’s not clear whether the temporary conservatorship has been granted.Messages left with Singleton’s publicist and his mother’s attorney were not immediately returned.The family had initially acknowledged on Saturday that Singleton had suffered a stroke, saying he was “under great medical care” in an intensive care unit.___Follow Andrew Dalton on Twitter: https://twitter.com/andyjamesdalton .Andrew Dalton, The Associated Press by Andrew Dalton, The Associated Press Posted Apr 26, 2019 6:27 am PDT John Singleton of ‘Boys N the Hood’ in coma after stroke AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this Feb. 3, 2018 file photo, John Singleton arrives at the 70th annual Directors Guild of America Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. The “Boyz N the Hood” director suffered a stroke last week and remains hospitalized, according to a statement from his family on Saturday, April 20, 2019. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) last_img read more

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Murdered teacher had 2530 stab wounds his wife 10 Update 4

first_imgBy Elias Hazou and George PsyllidesA school teacher and his wife, aged 60 and 59, were found in a pool of blood after having been stabbed multiple times with a knife in their bedroom in Strovolos, Nicosia, early on Thursday morning.The man was stabbed 25 to 30 times and his wife some 10 times, according to post-mortem findings.Their 14-year-old adopted son managed to flee, running to a neighbouring house, and said the perpetrators had forced entry into the house. He was reportedly told that no harm would come to him.Police later said there was no sign of forced entry into the building and it didn’t appear to be a robbery.The 60-year-old man, Giorgos Hadjigeorgiou, was a maths teacher at the English School in Nicosia, while his wife, Dina Sergiou, worked for the Central Bank of Cyprus.Officers were searching for two perpetrators, who reportedly spoke with a Cypriot dialect and wore black clothes and hoods.The incident happened at around 1.30am.State pathologist Eleni Antoniou visited the scene first thing on Thursday morning, while autopsies on the couple were carried out at noon at the Nicosia general hospital.Speaking to the Cyprus Mail after carrying out the post-mortem, Antoniou said the two victims died of haemorrhagic shock caused by multiple blows with a sharp object.Giorgos Hadjigeorgiou was stabbed between 25 and 30 times, the majority of the wounds sustained in his throat and chest area, while a few of the blows were on the abdomen and legs.His wife Dina was stabbed about 10 times in the throat and chest.In all likelihood a single knife was used for both stabbings, the pathologist said.“It appears that the two victims were being stabbed alternately. The ferocity indicates a crime of passion, rage. Due to the blood loss, death must have ensued within four to five minutes,” Antoniou added.Police continued to search for the murder weapon.Police spokesman Andreas Angelides said authorities were not ruling out anything.“The investigation is ongoing, we are looking at all possibilities at the moment.”He confirmed that police were examining CCTV footage obtained from surrounding premises.The victims’ residence itself did not have any cameras installed.The couple’s 14-year-old son would be deposed by police either late on Thursday or on Friday morning, Angelides said. The son was not under arrest.The couple’s two-storey detached house is located on Zalongou Street, a quiet neighbourhood according to residents.One neighbour said the couple, who moved there around eight years ago, were quiet; of the teacher, he said he was also religious.In a post on its Facebook page, the English School expressed sorrow about the couple’s death and announced it had set up a crisis team to provide support to staff and pupils.“Our thoughts and prayers are with George’s family at this difficult time,” the post said.The school administration said it “feels that it is in the best interests of our students and staff to keep the school operating. This will allow the school community to come together to offer mutual support to each other at this very distressing time.”It informed parents that it had set up a crisis team, including a professional counsellor, to provide support to pupils and staff.  Photos Christos TheodoridesYou May Like10LikesTop 10 Smartest Interior Design Secrets10LikesUndoShlop Reviews & DealsThese Are The Top 10 Airlines With The Best Airplane Food & MealsShlop Reviews & DealsUndoKeySmartNo more leg-pokes againKeySmartUndo Two of serial killer’s victims buried in PhilippinesUndoGreece to overturn law that made universities no-go zone for policeUndoFilms and food at RialtoUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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Teaching unions expected to accept Diko proposal

first_imgTeacher unions on Monday evening requested a meeting with the three-member ministerial committee on education to explain their decisions on three recent proposals seeking to end the crisis in public education.The three main teacher unions, primary education’s Poed and secondary education’s Oelmek and Oltek have had three proposals before them over the past few days by Sek, Diko and a secondary education parents’ group. All three proposals aim at helping to ease tension between the two sides that resulted last week in a 48-hour teacher strike with unions threatening to continue measures.Following a joint meeting, they said they requested an immediate meeting with the ministerial committee to announce their decisions.Earlier in the day, some union representatives said they would accept a proposal by opposition party Diko for an interim deal with the government to put an end to the crisis in public education, but the government swiftly rejected the plan.The government said that Diko’s proposal seems to pre-empt any future talks and ensured that what had been agreed on September 6 “will, in any case, be overturned and therefore does not assist in the implementation of that agreement”.In a written statement, the three-member ministerial committee on education said that the government considers that the agreement reached with the trade unions on September 6 is a satisfactory basis for talks.Sek’s prospoal, the ministers said, “gives a decent way for everyone and can be accepted, always with a view to launching the main dialogue on education issues”.They also called on the teacher unions to give an opportunity for the dialogue to start.They added that the government would “decisively carry on with the reform that aims at reinforcing state schools and the work of teachers and students but also the quality upgrade of public educationn”.After a meeting on Monday morning between the unions and Diko, the head of Poed, Phylios Phylactou said that he expected that all unions would accept the party’s proposal but after that the ball would be in the government’s court.“What remains to be seen is what the other side, the government, thinks about Diko’s proposal. We do think it is a way out of the impasse, a normalisation of the situation, just so that we can carry on and see the crucial and important issues of education,” he said.The unions had a meeting with Akel leader Andros Kyprianou in the afternoon, and, after that, each union was to inform their boards.The chairman of Oelmek, Yiannos Socratous also welcomed Diko’s proposal which, he said, “can give a way out of the stalemate created by the government”.The head of Oltek Panayiotis Lysandrou said that the proposal could help alleviate the crisis so that a dialogue can be launched “on the actual problems faced in education”.Diko’s proposal concerns amendments to the credit system the government had proposed on September 6. The government hoped for an interim deal to be in force until the end of the year to give time for talks.The government had proposed a credit system, whereby form teachers, who will still see their ‘free’ periods according to years of service cut from two to one, as announced back in July, would be compensated for this loss via a ‘credit system’ or through other incentives granted over the long term.The teachers counter proposed that, based on the credit system, a teacher who teaches more hours than the curriculum specifies, for example, should receive credit for those hours in the next school year. The government rejected that proposal arguing that it was predetermining the result of the dialogue.Diko suggested that the government proposal submitted on September 6 be accepted by all but teachers be given the necessary credit for possible changes in their teaching time. This credit could be given to teachers within the next two to three years, to facilitate fiscal balance.These arrangements, the party said, should only be applied in the current school year, and after that new arrangements could be introduced, to be agreed upon in the appropriate committees, with the active participation and consensus of all those directly affected.Sek’s proposal related chiefly to procedural matters to do with mediation.Poed and Oltek were said to be on board, but Oelmek were holding out.You May LikeUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoAngels And EntrepreneursRobert Herjavec Announce Venture Could Make You RichAngels And EntrepreneursUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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