RCMP in Red Deer Alta take boys under 12 in custody after

first_imgRED DEER, Alta. – RCMP in central Alberta took three boys under the age of 12 into custody after four homes were vandalized with steel pipes.Mounties say the damage to the modular homes at a Red Deer business Thursday included smashed windows, cabinets, appliances, walls and light fixtures worth more than $150,000.The suspects include a seven-year-old and two 11-year-olds.Const. Derek Turner says under the Criminal Code children under 12 can’t be charged with criminal offences.He says Mounties have spoken with the parents and a Youth Intervention Team will followed up with the business owner and the families.Police say they will work with everyone using restorative justice methods.“This was a serious incident with significant impact to the business and its clients,” Turner said Friday.“Civil action remains an option for the business, but the RCMP role will be to work with the children, their families and the business to come to a resolution that supports all parties while teaching the children that there are consequences to their actions.”Randy Willie, a salesman for Best Buy Homes, said he can’t believe the extent of the damage.Willie said the company hasn’t heard from the children’s parents or guardians.“Everything is damaged and wrecked by children under the age of 12, which seems almost impossible,” he said.Willie wonders where their caregivers were and how the kids could possibly have this kind of anger and disrespect for society at such a young age. (The Canadian Press, RD News Now)last_img read more

First Nations man provides wood for Gibson and Fender guitars

first_imgAPTN National NewsYou don’t have to be a guitar lover to enjoy this story.A Maliseet woodworker from New Brunswick has carved out a lucrative niche for himself, literally.He provides wooden parts for some of the finest guitar makers in the world.APTN’s Tim Fontaine has the story.tfontaine@aptn.ca@anishinaboylast_img

Canada Goose shares spike on betterthanexpected profit raised growth outlook for full

TORONTO — Canada Goose Holdings Inc. hopes to use its acquisition of footwear company Baffin Inc. to explore the potential for Canada Goose footwear.Chief executive Dani Reiss said Wednesday that purchasing Hamilton, Ont.-based Baffin for $32.5 million was “a dream acquisition,” but acknowledged that getting into footwear will come with challenges.“It is a distinct business to apparel and it is difficult to cross over. Many others have chosen the faster and easier path of licensing, but struggle to find relevance,” he told a conference call with financial analysts.“We would not be where we are today if we followed someone else’s playbook and it is so important that we continue to chart our own course with Baffin.”Canada Goose steps into footwear, as global expansion hits VancouverCanada Goose to spend $15.8 million on new Winnipeg factory, create 700 jobsCanada Goose shares jump on smaller-than-expected lossThe remarks came as shares in the company best known for its high-end winter parkas gained more then 20 per cent after it reported a better-than expected second-quarter profit and raised its outlook for growth this year.Canada Goose shares were up $15.88 at $93.37 in early trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange.Reiss said he plans to leverage Baffin’s technology and expertise to guide Canada Goose’s footwear strategy.Canada Goose will also take advantage of its close association now with Baffin president Paul Huber, who created Baffin in 1976 and built the company into a brand synonymous with industrial workers and cold-weather enthusiasts. Since he founded it, it has become a leader in products for work and trekking in the world’s most challenging climates.Reiss stressed that Canada Goose and Baffin will help each other, but the brands won’t be combined.“We are not turning Baffin into Canada Goose or vice versa,” he said. “We are distinct brands with different distribution channels and different customers. That is not going to change.”Canada Goose reported a second-quarter profit of $49.9 million or 45 cents per diluted share, up from $37.1 million or 33 cents per diluted share the year before.On an adjusted basis, Canada Goose says it earned 46 cents per diluted share in the quarter, up from an adjusted profit of 29 per diluted share a year ago.Analysts had expected a profit of 26 cents per share for the quarter, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.Revenue for the period ended Sept. totalled $230.3 million, up from $172.3 million in the same quarter last year.In its outlook, Canada Goose said it now expects annual revenue growth of at least 30 per cent compared with its earlier forecast for at least 20 per cent.The company also expects annual growth in its adjusted net income per diluted share to be at least 40 per cent compared with its earlier guidance of at least 25 per cent. read more

UK engine output stable in first half of 2014

Engine output was steady over the first half of 2014, down just 0.9% to 1.3 million units. Volumes in June fell 0.4% to 224,792 units. Exports continued to improve in both June and first half-year, accounting for 65% of H1 output. UK engine production expected to improve as new facilities come online and the European market continues to recover. UK engine manufacturing output rolling year totalUK engine manufacturing output year-to-date, 2012-2014Click through to download the UK engine manufacturing news release for June 2014.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)

Ohio State baseball handles BethuneCookman in 3game sweep

Junior left fielder Ronnie Dawson (4) takes a swing during a game against Bethune-Cookman. Credit: Giustino Bovenzi | Lantern reporterThe Ohio State baseball team swept the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats over the course of the weekend, extending the Buckeyes’ season-high winning streak to seven games. The Scarlet and Gray (19-7-1) were powered by strong pitching from junior lefty Tanner Tully in the series-opening 6-2 win, a career day from senior shortstop Craig Nennig during Saturday’s 11-2 victory, and an overpowering 15 hits for a 13-5 win on Sunday.OSU has been red hot, winning 12 of its last 13 games dating back to the 8-7 win over UNLV in Las Vegas on March 15. OSU coach Greg Beals said he really likes what he’s seen from his team over that stretch of play. “The key today was getting a win and finishing out the home stretch in a very good fashion,” Beals said. “A good ball club needs to take care of business at home, and now we need to go on the road and keep the win streak alive.”Game 1 Tully set the tone early for the Buckeyes, overpowering the Wildcats throughout his career-high 8.0 innings of work on a blustery day in Columbus. The Buckeye offense broke through in the fifth inning with three runs to provide Tully with all the run support he needed to earn his fourth win of the season. Tully (4-1) struck out three, walked one and only allowed two runs in his seventh appearance of the year, lowering his ERA to 2.53.Beals said Tully’s performance was big for OSU because it allowed the bullpen to remain fresh for the rest of the series after being used heavily in the two midweek games against the Ohio Bobcats and Toledo Rockets. The Buckeyes were led offensively by junior catcher Jalen Washington and junior center fielder Troy Montgomery. Washington went 2-for-4 with an RBI and run scored and Montgomery went 1-for-4 with an RBI double, two stolen bases and a run scored in the game.Game 2 The weather played a huge role in the second game of the series, seeing sunshine, rain, snow and heavy winds that eclipsed 30 miles an hour. But Nennig wouldn’t let the bad weather hold the Buckeyes back as the Wrightstown, Wisconsin, native had a career day at the plate. Nennig went 3-for-4, including a three-run home run in the second inning to get the party started for the Buckeyes. His six RBIs accounted for more than half of OSU’s runs in the 11-2 victory. He fell a double short of hitting for the cycle. Senior pitcher Daulton Mosbarger picked up his first win of the season after his 2.2 innings of scoreless work. Redshirt sophomore pitcher Adam Niemeyer, who started the game for OSU, earned a no-decision for the fourth time this year after leaving the game in the fifth inning after pulling his hamstring, Beals said. With the weather being the way it was, Beals said the coaches “just didn’t want to push it at all.”“Hopefully it’s not too bad and (Niemeyer) is able to take his start next weekend,” he said. Game 3OSU continued to pour it on in the final game of the series, pounding Bethune-Cookman for 15 hits en route to the 13-5 victory.  Senior pitcher John Havird (2-1) picked up the win for OSU after allowing two runs on four hits and a walk during his 5.0 innings of work. OSU’s offense across the board had a stellar day. Eight of the nine starters recorded a hit. But redshirt junior right fielder Jacob Bosiokovic and senior second baseman L Grant Davis perhaps had the best outings for the Scarlet and Gray. Bosiokovic went 3-for-4, including his Big Ten-leading ninth home run of the season. Davis went 2-for-5 with a career-high 4 RBIs, three of which came on a bases-clearing double in the fourth inning. Even though OSU put up 30 runs over the weekend, Davis said the Buckeyes still haven’t reached their true potential.“We haven’t really been clicking as a lineup, as a whole,” Davis said. “There’s been certain parts that have been picking each other up throughout each game. I think that if we can figure it out, in terms of getting everyone clicking and everyone putting good swings on the ball, it’s very, very scary what this team is capable of.”OSU is next scheduled to head to Kent, Ohio, on Tuesday for a matchup with Kent State. It begins a four-game road swing that ends with three games over the weekend against the Maryland Terrapins from Friday through Sunday. Edward Sutelan contributed to this story. read more

Sweden beats Czech Republic and gets closer to Leipzig

← Previous Story VIDEO: Cvijic put on silence Arena Leipzig Next Story → Norway steamrolls past Poland and qualifies for the eight finals Czech RepublicIveta LuzumovaJohanna WestbergSweden When Sweden and Czech Republic took the court this afternoon in Bietigheim a tremendous fight was expected. And the teams did not dissappoint. The conducted by Jan Basny were determined to get their third victory, but the Swedish came from a day of rest after a tough fight against Hungary, and were looking to settle in after a loss in the debut against Poland.The first half was a Czech show. With Lucie Satrapova under the posts and an unstoppable Marketa Jerabkova, the score after 15’ was 7-12. The Swedish were replying quickly after the goals, but they couldn’t quite catch them. The performance of Ulrika Toft Hansen, both in attack and in defense was key for the Scandinavian come back, and at the end of the first half, the big screen on the Ege Trans Arena showed 16-18 in favor of the Czechs.On the second half Sweden came out very determined and in only a minute and six seconds tied the match. The next few minutes where an exchange of goals, from one side and the other. And after 12 minutes Signell’s squad took a +3 lead (26-23). Since that moment, the match was all for the girls in blue ans grey, who showed great power in defense and complicated the Czech attack who were forced to the passive play. While Satrapova was still having a good performance, she could not stop Johanna’s Westbersg’s long range shots, which came in when they needed them the most. The Czech captain Iveta Luzumova was making great effort, but in the end none of it was enough to prevent her team’s first defeat by 36-32. The top scorer of the match was Luzumová with 9 goals and the MVP was awarded to Sweden’s Olivia Mellegard.When asked about what had changed on the second half of the match for Sweden to come out as strongly as they did, Johanna Westberg explained: “the coach said that what we were doing was not good enough, that we had to step up and be there for each other in the defense, so I think we did right. We said we needed to run with them because they could get a little tired in the second half as well”. And looking ahead, Nykobyng Falster’s left back stressed the importance of improving the defense: “we need to get a little more stable on the defense, because right now we’re conceding 30 goals and that’s not good”.Sweden’s next match will be against Argentina on Thursday at 18hs, while Czech Republic will play next, and they’ll face the only unbeaten team in the group: defending champions Norway. read more

Harvard University reopens after reports of explosives on campus

first_imgUpdated 9.07pmHARVARD UNIVERSITY has reopened four buildings following a major evacuation of the campus after reports that explosives had been planted on the grounds.Students and staff were evacuated after an email was sent to campus police at the Massachusetts university at 8.40am today [1.40pm GMT] claiming that explosive devices may have been hidden at four sites.Student publication The Harvard Crimson report that an alert was sent to students shortly after 9am EST [2pm GMT]. Exams were due to take place in some of the buildings affected.Federal and state police were called to the scene to investigate as some parts of the large campus were sealed off.The executive vice president of Harvard this evening said an investigation is taking place to determine who was responsible for the threat.In a message sent to Harvard staff and students, Katie Lapp said the buildings were closed due to an “abundance of caution”. Police officers outside a building at Harvard University earlier today. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds) “I am relieved to report that no suspicious devices were found,” she said.She thanked the Harvard University Police Department and the “many local, state and federal agencies who responded” to the incident.“Safeguarding our community in this instance unfortunately required the disruption of exams and the evacuation of one of our freshman dormitories,” she said. “The HUPD, in close cooperation with state, local and federal agencies, is continuing to investigate this incident to determine who may be responsible”.A security officers keeps people from entering Harvard Yard (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) She reassured people that there is no viable threat to the university. “At this time, we know of no specific threat to campus and activities are returning to normal,” she said.On its Emergency page at Harvard.edu, the university said that  it received “an unconfirmed report that explosives may have been placed in four buildings on campus: the Science Center, Thayer, Sever and Emerson Halls”.Originally published 2.43pmAdditional reporting by Christine Bohanlast_img read more

Manifestation contre une usine de traitement de terres rares en Malaisie

first_imgManifestation contre une usine de traitement de terres rares en MalaisieCe week-end, ce sont des milliers de personnes qui se sont retrouvées dans les rues pour manifester contre une usine de traitement de terres rares en Malaisie. La ville côtière de Kuantan, en Malaisie, a vu défiler hier plus de 5.000 manifestants qui protestaient contre une usine de traitement de terres rares construite par le groupe minier australien Lynas dans l’Etat de Pahang (est du pays). Selon les organisateurs de la manifestation, cette usine pose de sérieux risques pour la santé des habitants et pour l’environnement.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?L’usine dont la construction est presque achevée devrait être une des rares structures dans le monde pour le traitement de terres rares. Mais ces métaux indispensables à la fabrication de produits de haute technologie, qui vont des missiles aux téléphones portables, en passant par les voitures électriques et les éoliennes risquent de produire “une quantité énorme de déchets qui sont radioactifs”, a déclaré dimanche Lee Tan, un des organisateurs de la manifestation.Ainsi, la plupart des manifestants, vêtus en vert et agitait des banderoles sur lesquelles étaient écrit “Arrêtez la pollution, arrêtez la corruption, arrêtez Lynas”. Habituellement, la police intervient fréquemment lors des manifestations. Cette fois, bien que largement déployées, les forces de sécurité ont laissé le rassemblement se dérouler. Des manifestations de moindre ampleur se sont déroulés dans d’autres régions du pays, y compris à Kuala Lumpur. Le site de Lynas avait été piraté et affichait le slogan “Arrêtez Lynas, sauvez la Malaisie”. Le groupe australien assure quant à lui que son usine opèrera selon des consignes de sécurité très strictes et que les déchets radioactifs produits seront de faible intensité et sans danger pour l’homme.Le 27 février 2012 à 11:11 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

25 year old male arrested and charged for Robbery

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, May 23, 2017 – Providenciales – Detectives if the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force have formally Charged and Cautioned a 25 year old male with Robbery and Possession of Imitation Firearm in connection with a report Thursday 11th May 2017 in Kew Town Providenciales.Around 8:31pm that day, officers responded to the Shanda Bar after receiving reports of a Robbery and that the culprit was subdued by someone outside of the bar. Upon arrival, the victim was located and told officers that the 25 year old male approached him with a scarf over his face and demanded money. After he told the man he has no money and walk off, the culprit pulled what appears to be a gun and followed him into the bar. HE ordered the victim out of the bar and while back on the outside, he was tackled to the ground and held down until police arrival. In his possession was a Black and Pink BB Gun.He was arrested and taken to the station. He will be taken to court sometime later this week.Press Release: RTCIPF#KewTownrobbery#25yearoldmalecharged Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#25yearoldmalecharged, #KewTownrobberylast_img read more

Best Buddies Friendship Walk to kick off at downtown Miami park

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – The Best Buddies Friendship Walk is set to take place in downtown Miami this weekend.More than just a way to stay active, the walk raises more money and awareness for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities than any other friendship walk in the world.And it’s more than a walk. The event will also have a fun family festival and lunch.It all starts Saturday at 8 a.m. at Maurice A. Ferré Park, at 10th Street and Biscayne Boulevard.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

ENSTAR rates to hold nearly steady for 7 months prices similar to

first_imgEnstar gas prices won’t change much for the next 7 months. Rates will hold steady at just under 78 cents per hundred cubic feet starting in January. That’s 5 and half cents over current rates and about the same as last winter. For an average household on an average month, that’s a $6.70 increase from current rates.Company spokesperson John Sims says the rate is about average for the past five years. Gas costs will continue to rise slightly because of inflation.Over the past year, the company’s gas cost adjustment swung from about 76 cents per 100 cubic feet of gas in the winter to 46 cents in the spring then back up again for summer. Community members expressed concern about the swings during a meeting with the Regulatory Commission of Alaska this summer.The rate dropped slightly this fall to 71 cents. According to regulatory filings, the company is still trying to make up for a $5 million deficit in the Gas Cost Balancing Account.The second quarter drop to 46 cents was an anomaly.To prevent such large fluctuations in the future, the company is reverting to a yearly cost adjustment instead of quarterly. They’re working their way toward that goal by making a 6-month adjustment that will go into effect in January.Sims says yearly adjustments will start in July 2015 so people can set their budgets before the cold winter months.last_img read more

Jal Shakti to augur well for droughtprone areas

first_imgWarangal: The Jal Shakti Abhiyan, Central government’s campaign for water conservation to address the acute water scarcity, could well be a shot in the arm for the six mandals under Warangal Rural district that are witnessing drought-like situation. The programme is aimed at focusing on water conservation and rainwater harvesting, renovation of traditional and other water bodies, reuse of water and recharging of structures, watershed development, and intensive afforestation in a bid to bring positive change in people for water conservation. Also Read – Kids show eco-friendly ways in Mahabubabad Advertise With Us Warangal Rural District Collector M Haritha said the campaign will run through citizen participation during the monsoon season from July 1 to September 15. “The Centre has selected Geesukonda, Sangem, Nallabelly, Duggondi, Wardhannapet and Raiparthy mandals where groundwater table plummeted to alarming levels for the campaign that started on Tuesday,” the Collector said. Also Read – Hanamkonda: TDP will hit back strongly Advertise With Us It may be mentioned here that Centre had launched the campaign with an emphasis on 1,592 stressed blocks in 256 districts across the country. She told the officials of DRDA, agriculture, horticulture, irrigation, groundwater and forest wings to put up a cohesive effort in carrying the campaign. In addition to the State departments, self-help groups, NGOs, NSS volunteers etc would also be involved in the campaign. The officials will create awareness among the people about the need for water conservation through drip irrigation and watershed management. Advertise With Us “Ensure that each household should have a water harvesting pit,” Haritha directed the officials. Meanwhile, a three-member team from the Centre is descending on Warangal to oversee the implementation of Jal Shakti Abhiyan on Wednesday. DRDO Sampath Rao, Horticulture officer Srinivas Rao, joint director of agriculture Usha Dayal, groundwater assistant director Shailasri and Panchayat officer Narayana Rao were among others present.last_img read more

Nach Baliye 9 Faisal Khan shares cosy romantic picture with Muskaan

first_imgInstagramWhile this season of Nach Baliye has brought in some extraordinary and quite popular couples, there’s no denying the fact that the audience just can’t get over Faisal Khan and Muskaan’s romance. Hailed as one of the strongest contenders this year, Faisal and Muskaan are leaving no stone unturned in impressing the judges with their fabulous performances, week after week.While we get to see a lot of their chemistry onscreen and onstage, back stage and in real life too the couple is incredibly romantic. Faisal, recently shared a candid moment with Muskaan on Instagram and wrote, “Sometimes the moments in which you are doing nothing except laughing and being silly are the most memorable of them all.”While Faisal has won several dance reality shows and is a trained dancer, the duo knew from the beginning that it would be difficult for Muskaan to match upto his level. In an interview with International Business Times, Faisal had said, “I have always either won the reality shows or have been the finalist. It is like my reputation is on stake. It is not going to be easy, because this time I am not doing it alone or with a professional dancer. I am going to dance with my girlfriend Muskaan, who is a complete non-dancer. I think it will be a little difficult for me but we are going to try our best and attempt to put in our best in the show, so that I can accomplish my hat-trick of winning the reality shows. This was the last show left that I wanted to do and I don’t know what next is in my platter. I really wanted to do this show and I am doing it. So, it is a great feeling. I have never faced an elimination in my life and I would prefer not to.”last_img read more

6th International Sporting Expo concludes on a high note

first_imgThe three-day mega expo – intended to bring the leading sportswear manufacturers, buyers, and dealers under one roof – concluded on August 11, 2018.Organised under the aegis of India ‘Exhibition Services’ and ‘India Trade Fair Academy’ – the 6th edition of ‘India International Sporting Goods Show – 2018’ managed to gain a footfall of 12000 – which was much more than the expected figure. Overwhelmed with the success and phenomenal response from the people, Swadesh Kumar, CEO, India Exhibition Services, said, “We recognised the potential that our sports industry holds at the National as well as International level, and hence decided to take it a step ahead. Besides sports professionals and sports fanatics, the expo proved to be a great platform for everyone involved in the business to exchange ideas, learn new things, buy a variety of products at best prices and a lot more. I am overwhelmed to see such a fabulous response from the audience.” Also Read – Add new books to your shelfConcurrent event like Sports India Forum Meet, Sports India Conference, Sports India Dealer Meet, Sports Rehab (Sports Seminar) and Sports India Fashion Show managed to attract the audience but the highlight of the event was PEFI awards. The awards were given to felicitate all those Physical Education teachers who have contributed to developing the sports in India, in association with Physical Education Foundation Of India. Manoj Tiwari, MP of Delhi as well as the Chief Guest of the evening, presented the awards to all the recipients. Apart from the manufacturers, suppliers and distributors, a large section of retailers, importers, exporters, international buyers, sports ministries, International trade promotion bodies, National sports federations, sports councils, International sports federations, sports goods manufacturers associations as well as National and International Business Chambers of Commerce also marked their presence at the expo.last_img read more

Turns Out Shoppable TV Is Closer Than Ever

first_img Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. 2 min read This story appears in the June 2016 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Dying for that bag Kerry Washington was toting on last week’s Scandal? Need the sweatshirt you saw Kanye wearing on Instagram? LookLive has you covered. The Amsterdam-based startup spent two years developing tech that identifies exact items of clothing worn by your favorite characters and stars. CEO Christopher Archer explains how they did it. Companies have been promising shoppable TV for years. What’s been the holdup? The technical integration is easy peasy, but the challenge is the metadata, and how you get it. If  I’m watching The Voice, how do I know what jacket Pharrell is wearing? The broadcaster and network don’t know — they’ll tell you to call the costume designer. It’s just impossible to do this at scale. When we started, we said that if we can’t figure out how to identify items independently, we’re going to shut down.So what was the magic trick?We use a mix of image-recognition technology and machine learning. People have what we call a style profile — essentially the identity of self. Claire Underwood is going to dress in a specific way from specific brands in a specific price range. The machine-learning tech learns this, and when it sees a white three-button blazer on her, it knows she would never wear H&M or Forever 21, but she would wear Prada and Armani. That’s where the narrow search for product identification begins. Users can purchase clothing from your mobile app and your website. Are we inching toward real-time shopping right on the TV screen? The challenge is still speed and scalability. Right now, we can have every TV show produced and ready to shop within three hours of its airing. But we have our fingers crossed that we’ll have it fully automated in real time within the next 12 to 18 months. Check out more companies on the 2016 Brilliant 100 list.  May 25, 2016 Register Now »last_img read more

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first_imgTechnology | March 19, 2009 Boston Scientific Launches New Coronary Imaging Catheter 3D Auto RV application image courtesy of Philips Healthcare 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 09, 2019 360 Degree View of a Mitral Valve Ultrasound Exam on a Vivid E95 System A view of a mitral valve on a GE Healthcare Vivid E95 … read more 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 08, 2019 360 Degree View of an Echocardiography Exam on the SC2000 System This is a 360 degree view of a live cardiac echo demonstration for the Siemens Healthineers Acuson SC2000… read more March 19, 2009 – Boston Scientific Corp. today announced the launch of its iCross Coronary Imaging Catheter, a product designed to improve the deliverability of the company’s intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) technology, the iLab Ultrasound Imaging System. IVUS technology enables physicians to see detailed images inside the heart and coronary arteries. The company said the iCross Catheter would be available immediately in the U.S.”Boston Scientific’s iCross Coronary Imaging Catheter is a powerful tool for visualizing coronary intravascular pathology, especially in patients with complex coronary artery disease,” said Augusto Pichard, M.D., director, cardiac catheterization lab, Washington Hospital Center. “The combination of the iCross’ outstanding image quality and excellent deliverability should help physicians better identify lesion characteristics.”The iCross Catheter features a Bioslide Hydrophilic Coating that has been shown in bench tests to provide a 28 percent improvement in pushability in challenging anatomy.For more information: www.bostonscientific.com. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Philips Extends Advanced Automation on Epiq CVx Cardiovascular Ultrasound Platform Philips recently announced new advanced automation capabilities on its Epiq CVx and Epiq CVxi cardiac ultrasound… read more 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 | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 05, 2019 Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an ambulatory… read more center_img Related Content News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | April 30, 2019 New Guideline Published for Evaluation of Valvular Regurgitation After Catheter-based Valve Interventions A new document compiled by four cardiac imaging professional societies provides a resource to guide clinicians in best… read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | June 27, 2019 FDA Issues Final Guidance on Marketing Clearance of Diagnostic Ultrasound Systems and Transducers The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued the final guidance: Marketing Clearance of Diagnostic Ultrasound… read more 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 11, 2019 360 Degree View of a Smartphone Performing a Cardiac Ultrasound Exam This 360 degree photo shows a basic, point-of-care cardiac echocardiogram being performed using a smartphone turned i read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | June 20, 2019 Bay Labs Announces New Echocardiography Guidance Software Data at ASE 2019 Scientific Sessions Bay Labs announced that new data on the company’s first-of-its-kind deep learning investigational guidance software… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more last_img read more

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first_imgVideo Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough explains new advances in CT technologyPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 13:56Loaded: 1.17%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -13:56 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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News | Radiology Imaging | July 22, 2019 AHRA and Canon Medical Systems Support the 12th Annual Putting Patients First Program For the past twelve years, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. has partnered with read more Arthur Agatston explains the history of CT calcium scoring Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:54Loaded: 1.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:54 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more Feature | Advanced Visualization | July 02, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis Augmented Reality Versus 3-D Printing for Radiology Three-dimensional (3-D) printing and… read more Related Content Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough discusses bridging diversity gaps in medical physicsPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 6:05Loaded: 2.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -6:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more Demand for ultrasound scans at U.S. outpatient centers could grow by double digits over the next five years, according to a speaker at AHRA 2019. A variety of factors, however, could cause projections for this and other modalities to change. Graphic courtesy of Pixabay Videos | Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Assist in Pediatric Imaging Sudhen Desai, M.D., FSIR, read more Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McColl… read more center_img Videos | AAPM | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care Cynthia McColl… read more A 3-D printed model (left) and a model constructed in augmented reality (right), both of a kidney with a tumor. In both models, the kidney is clear; the tumor is visible in purple on the AR model and in white on the 3-D printed model. Photo courtesy of Nicole Wake, Ph.D. Feature | Radiology Imaging | July 29, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Imaging Market in U.S. Could Rise In Coming Years The coming years may be good for the medical imaging community in the United States. But they will not be easy. read more Advances in long-length digital radiography are creating opportunities for visualization during spinal surgery, as well as pre- and post-operatively. Image courtesy of Fujifilm Medical Systems Body language expert Traci Brown spoke at the AHRA 2019 meeting on how to identify when a person is not being honest by their body language. She said medical imaging department administrators can use this knowledge to help in hiring decisions and managing staff.  Video Player is loading.Sudhen Desai explains how deep learning might assist pediatric imagingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 8:21Loaded: 1.95%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -8:21 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Feature | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 19, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr DR Advances Promote Imaging of Whole Spine Recent advances in… read more Carl Zeiss MicroImaging Inc., a leading provider of microscopy solutions for a variety of research, clinical and industrial applications, introduces its Laser TIRF 3 microscope system, designed to enable visualization of near-cell membrane dynamic processes while maintaining optimum specimen incubation conditions. The Laser TIRF 3 also allows observation of single molecule dynamic processes in cell-free systems and, in combination with other techniques such as atomic force microscopy (AFM), the new microscope provides a complete solution for users in the life sciences, biochemistry, molecular biology and biophysics arenas. The Laser TIRF 3 maintains Carl Zeiss’ long-standing commitment to system flexibility. A range of incubation options maintain viable conditions for live cell experiments. Together with the ‘definite focus’ module, users can be assured of accurate quantitative data over long time periods. The new laser module may be equipped with up to four solid-state lasers, is AOTF-controlled (acousto-optical tuneable filter) and may be operated entirely from the AxioVision software interface. The TIRF slider is available in two versions; either manual or fully-motorized and software controllable. The motorized version permits a given illumination angle to be set with significantly greater accuracy and speed than other current systems and the reproducible angle setting results in reproducible penetration depths for the light beam. Together with the corrected beam-path and special filter sets, the apochromatically-corrected optics of the TIRF slider guarantee maximum image quality. AOTF control and angle setting are integrated into the ‘fast image acquisition’ module of the AxioVision software, enabling significantly more high resolution images to be acquired within any given timeframe. The new Laser TIRF 3 builds on the attributes of the Laser TIRF, the first microscope to offer the combination of TIRF and transmitted-light contrasting techniques, such as DIC and brightfield, and enable the sequential recording of image pairs. By selectively exciting cellular fluorophores adsorbed, adhered, or bound to the surface and combining it with conventional epi-fluorescence, researchers can relate surface effects to internal cellular structures. For more information: www.zeiss.com/micro FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Feature | Radiology Business | July 23, 2019 | Greg Freiherr Liars in Radiology Beware! Can you tell when someone is lying? read more News | July 08, 2009 Laser TIRF 3 Visualizes Near-Cell Membrane Dynamic Processes last_img read more

Breast Cancer Screening Update

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 News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more Related Content News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more Technology | Artificial Intelligence | July 18, 2019 Paragon Biosciences Launches Qlarity Imaging to Advance FDA-cleared AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis System Paragon Biosciences LLC announced the launch of its seventh portfolio company, Qlarity Imaging LLC, which was founded… read more Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more Mammography has long been considered the gold standard for breast cancer detection, acting as the first line of defense for millions of women every year in hopes of catching cancer early. The true efficacy of the modality has come into question in recent years, however, due to increased understanding about the impact of dense fibroglandular breast tissue on screening. This has led to the emergence and/or increased use of other modalities in an effort to improve cancer detection rates above what is currently capable with mammography.“We have to remind ourselves — mammography saves lives,” said Bonnie Rush, RT(R)(M)(QM), president of Breast Imaging Specialists, during a session at the 2016 annual meeting of the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) in Nashville. “We also know that there is a subset of women that it does not work as well for.” Rush noted that this has led to a great deal of confusion among patients (and providers) about the best course of action for their own care. Over the last 12 months, various entities at the association, state and national levels have been trying to bring clarity through legislative efforts — which have generated their own set of debates.  References1. Nayak, L. (UCSF), Miyake, K.K., Leung, J.W.T., et al. “Impact of Breast Density Legislation on Breast Cancer Risk Assessment and Supplemental Screening: A Survey of 110 Radiology Facilities,” The Breast Journal, June 14, 2016. DOI: 10.1111/tbj.126242. Kressin, N.R., Gunn, C.M., Battaglia, T.A. ”Content, Readability, and Understandability of Dense Breast Notifications by State,” JAMA, April 26, 2016. DOI: 10.1001/jama.2016.17123. Khong, K.A., Hargreaves, J., Aminololama-Shakeri, S., Lindfors, K.K., “Impact of the California Breast Density Law on Primary Care Physicians,” Journal of the American College of Radiology, March 2015. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jacr.2014.09.042 FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Insurance Coverage Still ExpandingWhile the USPSTF recommendations remain on hold, progress is still being made on expanding insurance coverage for alternative screening methods. In August, Cigna became the first national insurer to announce it would be covering 3-D mammography (tomosynthesis) for screening, in addition to existing coverage for diagnostic purposes, beginning immediately. The company said that it changed its policy based on recently updated guidelines from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), which for the first time recommended tomosynthesis as a viable option for patient screening. The association acknowledged the significant body of evidence supporting 3-D mammography’s ability to obtain a clearer image at a significantly lower radiation dose than traditional 2-D mammography. Several states have been expanding their own insurance mandates. New York took the most pragmatic action, enacting legislation in June requiring insurers to cover all screening and diagnostic exams for the detection of breast cancer — including supplemental imaging for women with dense breast tissue. The bill does not encompass employer plans set up as self-funded, which are generally exempt from state insurance laws. Patients with these types of plans would still have to pay a co-pay and deductible for screening. “Eliminating these insurance barriers will prevent women from paying out-of-pocket for breast cancer screening, including imaging for the detection of breast cancer, diagnostic mammograms, breast ultrasounds or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI),” said the office of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a statement.  Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently expanded its breast imaging solutions with the launch of its… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology.center_img Feature | Breast Density | October 04, 2016 | Jeff Zagoudis Breast Cancer Screening Update Legislative efforts to provide direction for breast cancer screening across multiple modalities are driving discussion about best practices USPSTF Recommendations While not actually legislation itself, the updated breast cancer screening recommendations released by the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) in January have arguably the greatest implications for screening practices going forward. As a provision of the Affordable Care Act, task force recommendations are used to guide insurance coverage for various preventive care services, including breast imaging. In the 2016 breast cancer screening recommendations, in a departure from conventional wisdom, the task force said that mammography screening every two years was sufficient for women in their 40s, with a “C” grade recommendation. Full coverage with no copay is only required for services graded “B” or higher, and many in the radiology community are concerned that the recommendation will lead to a decrease in screening rates for women in their 40s where the majority of life-years are lost to breast cancer. And according to Rush, recent evidence suggests the incidence of breast cancer is increasing in women under 50. Recognizing these concerns, Congress has been working to give all sides more time, starting with the Protecting Access to Lifesaving Screenings (PALS) Act passed in December 2015. The bill placed a two-year moratorium on the implementation of the USPSTF guidelines, during which the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) may not decrease reimbursement for screening mammography. “This congressionally mandated delay will help providers continue to save tens of thousands of lives each year while the USPSTF recommendations and their creation process are vetted by breast cancer screening experts and lawmakers,” said William T. Thorwarth Jr., M.D., FACR, CEO of the American College of Radiology in a statement. “Women and Congress need to remain vigilant so that coverage decisions based on these recommendations are not simply put into place by insurers when that is not the intent of the task force recommendation.” A second bill (S.3040) that would extend the moratorium through 2019 was introduced in the Senate in June.  Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire. Breast Density Inform LawsBreast density has become a hot-button issue in the world of breast cancer screening in recent years, and there has been much debate on how to best optimize patient care in light of greater understanding. Breast density patterns were first identified in the 1970s, and the radiology community has known for some time about how dense breast tissue can mask cancers in a mammogram (both entities appear as white on the image). Radiologists were not required, however, to share information about density or its risk with the patient, and so most did not. The status quo changed in 2009 when Connecticut became the first state to enact legislation requiring density information to be included in the mammography report given to each patient following an exam. The effort was led by Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D., who presented alongside Rush at AHRA. Cappello was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004, just four months after her previous mammogram was deemed normal. The Connecticut law requires density notification to be sent to all women who are determined to have heterogeneous or extremely dense fibroglandular breast tissue. The legislation also prescribes specific language for the notification, covering the risks involved with dense breast tissue and the options for supplemental screening. In the seven years since Connecticut blazed the trail, 27 other states have enacted their own form of breast density laws; this year alone has seen four states (Vermont, South Carolina, Oklahoma and Louisiana) join the ranks, and another five state legislatures (Washington, Iowa, Kentucky, West Virginia and Georgia) are discussing an active bill. The results of a survey of 121 radiologists from 110 facilities nationwide, published in the June 2016 issue of The Breast Journal, suggest that density inform laws are having a significant impact. The research team sent a 20-question online survey to radiologist members of the Society for Breast Imaging between August 2013 and March 2014. Responses came from facilities in 34 states (and one Canadian facility), half of which had breast density inform laws in place. At the time of response, 36 percent of all facilities were performing formal breast cancer risk assessment, with no significant difference between legislation and non-legislation states. Perhaps most interesting, 40 percent of facilities in density legislation states said that they added risk assessment in response to the legislation.1 The survey also included questions about the breast screening modalities that respondents employed. Thirty-three percent of facilities in density legislation states added handheld whole breast ultrasound (WBUS) to accommodate the legislation, 6 percent added automated WBUS and 6 percent added tomosynthesis.1  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 Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Federal Breast Density EffortsWhile the evidence suggests that state density laws have helped improve breast cancer care, a notable lack of standardization remains between one state and the next. A study published in the April 26 Journal of the American Medical Association examined the content, readability and understandability of dense breast notifications, noting significant variability in all three areas.2 A second study in the March 2015 Journal of the American College of Radiology found that out of 174 California primary care physicians surveyed, only 49 percent were aware of the state’s breast density inform law (passed in 2013), and the majority of physicians were only somewhat comfortable (55 percent) or not comfortable (12 percent) discussing density with their patients.3A proposed national breast density inform standard was introduced in both the U.S. House (H.R. 716) and Senate (S.370) in February 2015. The bills feature identical language, requiring mammography facilities to include up-to-date information about breast density in the mammography reports sent to both the patient and their physician. The summary must include 1) the effect of breast density in masking cancer on a mammogram; and 2) the need for patients to talk to their physician about whether they would benefit from additional testing.  read morelast_img read more

Strike alert Air France cancels 30 of long and mediumhaul flights

first_img PARIS — Air France says that 30% of its long-haul and medium-haul flights to and from Paris are not operating Friday due to a strike over pay.The company also says in a statement that 20 per cent of national flights are cancelled and warns of possible “disruptions and delays.”Air France recommends that its customers check their flight before going to the airport and has offered to change their tickets for free.The strike aims to put pressure on management to increase employee salaries by 6 per cent.It comes one day after trains, planes, schools and other public services across France were seriously disrupted as unions protested against French President Emmanuel Macron’s economic changes. Tags: Air France, Travel Alert Friday, March 23, 2018 Strike alert: Air France cancels 30% of long and medium-haul flightscenter_img << Previous PostNext Post >> Source: The Associated Presslast_img read more

Ecuador sent a 15 lighter yearonyear volume of

first_img Ecuador sent a 15% lighter year-on-year volume of bananas to the EU in the first three months of the year, says the Banana Marketing and Export Association (ACORBANEC).The association explains that the decrease was due to lower prices from other sources, such as Guatemala.Ecuador’s current law guarantees a minimum banana price for producers, which has made its category “much more expensive” than competitors’, explains Richard Salazar, ACORBANEC administrator.As a result, the nation has lost its competitive edge in the EU, where some countries such as Germany have opted to source from Central America, he adds.”Guatemala is selling cheaper bananas at about 50 cents less than Ecuador and that has made some customers from abroad, especially Germany, prefer to buy more from Central America.”Ecuador has not lowered its prices – it sells them at the same price. But the reaction was to buy more from the competition because we are much more expensive,” Salazar points out.According to ACORBANEC data, until March of this year, Ecuador’s main market has been the EU, with 29% of its exports. Russia follows with 23%, then the Middle East with 12%, the U.S. with 11%, Asia with 7%, South America with 6% and the rest to other markets. Colombia: TR4 suspected on two banana farms … June 06 , 2019 However, even as Ecuador’s bananas failed to perform well in the EU market, it saw a 2% year-on-year increase of its total banana export volume during the first quarter.”We have exported in 2019, an accumulated 95.3 million boxes, versus 93.3 million boxes in the same period last year,” comments Salazar.This 2% increase occurred even after Ecuador was affected by difficult growing conditions in winter. Extreme weather affected 5,000 hectares of bananas, of which about 3,000 were completely lost, he explains.”It didn’t affect us because we increased productivity a little more (…) despite the fact that we lost hectares, we exported a little more,” he adds.As for the biggest purchasers of Ecuadorian bananas this year, Salazar names China and Japan as the top importers. They bought the most bananas from Ecuador, due to production problems in the Philippines, he elaborates.A few other regions have also upped their imports. “There are other markets that have rebounded, especially in the Middle East, where we have exported 11% more,” Salazar notes.Regarding Ecuadorian banana exports to Brazil, Salazar points out “it is a potential market for Ecuador.”He adds: “It is not that it is a very representative market for us. In the last year, five containers have been exported.”He concludes that the nation could send around 80,000 boxes a week at the minimum. However, that number would depend on there being no restrictions on Ecuadorian banana imports entering Brazil, he concludes. Colombia denies rumored outbreak of TR4 in the cou … center_img You might also be interested in AUS: Proposed Great Barrier Reef regulations ‘igno … Germany: Cocaine worth €25M found in ALDI banana …last_img read more