The Canadian Press TORONTO — Events are being held across Canada to mark National Indigenous Peoples Day, including a sunrise ceremony in Toronto, a totem pole unveiling in Whitehorse and the renaming of a street in Montreal.Toronto Mayor John Tory met with Indigenous leaders and community members during a traditional ceremony in Nathan Phillips Square outside city hall that included singing, drumming and a sacred fire.Later today in Whitehorse, a restored centennial totem pole will be unveiled with members of the late carver’s family in attendance.In Montreal, officials are expected to rename Amherst Street in honour of someone of Indigenous significance.British general Jeffery Amherst, who oversaw the capitulation of Montreal in September 1760, is also accused of using blankets that he knew were contaminated with smallpox to quell Indigenous rebellions.Meantime in Gatineau, Que., this morning, Liberal MP William Amos is expected to unveil an interactive map of Indigenous place names across the country.read more
World of Children Award, a global recognition and funding organization for people specifically and exclusively serving the needs of children, announced today the three extraordinary individuals that will be honored at World of Children Award 2016 Alumni Honors on Tuesday, April 12 at the Montage Beverly Hills.Brooke Burke-Charvet, TV Personality, Actress, and CEO of ModernMom, will return for the second year as the Master of Ceremonies for the evening.World of Children Award identifies changemakers that create proven, sustainable programs for children, and awards grants to advance their work at an annual awards ceremony in New York City. For the second year, the organization will host an event in Beverly Hills commemorating past honorees who have continued their extraordinary efforts to change the lives of vulnerable children around the world. Each 2016 Alumni Honoree will receive a specially designed James Banks Design medal and a minimum cash grant of $20,000 to continue their outstanding work with children.The 2016 Alumni Honorees include: Ryan Hreljac (2003 World of Children Award Youth Honoree), founder of Ryan’s Well Foundation, which brings clean water and sanitation to vulnerable youth and their families in the poorest regions of the worlds’ developing countries; Denisse Pichardo (2011 World of Children Award Humanitarian Honoree), director of Caminante Proyecto Educativo, which rescues and shelters youth victims of the sex tourism industry in the Dominican Republic; and Dr. Ashok Banskota (2011 World of Children Award Health Honoree), founding chairman of the Hospital and Rehabilitation Center for Disabled Children (HRDC) in Nepal, which focuses on treating underprivileged children with orthopedic disabilities.“We are truly amazed and inspired by the work each of these three individuals has done for children,” said Harry Leibowitz, World of Children Award Co-Founder and Co-Chair. “We are so impressed by what each of them accomplished as a result of the World of Children Award recognition and funding that we are proud to recognize them once again and provide additional support for their programs to help even more children.”The 2016 Alumni Honors event will include a cocktail reception, dinner, and special performances by the Yermin Orde Youth Choir from the Yermin Orde Youth Village in Israel and the Carlthorp School Chorus from Carlthorp School in Santa Monica, CA. The special evening will also feature the honorees sharing their courageous stories about their work with children, and the invaluable role World of Children Award has played in their lives. Additionally, the latest pieces from the “Unlock the Future” jewelry collection made exclusively for World of Children Award by Heidi Nahser Fink and Adam Shulman of James Banks Design will be available for purchase with 100% of proceeds going to the organization. For more information on the exclusive jewelry pieces or to purchase online, please click here.World of Children Award is led by Co-Founders Harry Leibowitz and Kay Isaacson-Leibowitz, retired senior executives from Procter & Gamble and Victoria’s Secret respectively. Since they founded the organization in 1998, with the goal of setting the gold standard in child advocacy award programs, World of Children Award has granted more than $7 million in cash grants and program support to more than 100 Honorees who are the driving force behind programs that have served tens of millions of children worldwide.The Honorary Chairs for the 2016 Alumni Honors event include Lina and John Paul Beltran, Dawn and Jae Goodman, Veronica and Brian Grazer, and David E. Salzman. In addition, the Event Co-Chairs include Sandy Sholl, Adam Freede, Willow and Bertan Kalatchi, Adam Shulman, Sarah Conner, Craig Leibowitz, and Kay Isaacson-Leibowitz and Harry Leibowitz.Find out more about the event here.read more
APTN National NewsAn Edmonton police officer has been suspended without pay for Tasering a teenaged First Nation boy.Const. Mike Wasylyshen was convicted last month of using excessive force for Tasering then 16-year-old Randy Fryingpan eight times in a span of 68 seconds on Oct. 5, 2002.Wasylyshen was then suspended this week for 120 hours without pay.The presiding officer at Wasylyshen’s hearings called his actions an “embarrassment to policing” and abuse of power.Fryingpan’s mother had fought for justice since the crime happened.
14 September 2009The President of the General Assembly today called for a complete overhaul of the United Nations so that it can effectively carry out its mission, as he wrapped up his year-long term as head of the 192-member body. “The time has already passed for reforming or mending our Organization. What we need to do is to reinvent it, and we need to do it urgently,” Miguel D’Escoto told Member States in a wide-ranging speech that touched on several issues of that concerned the Assembly’s sixty-third session, including the global financial crisis, international aid and Security Council reform.“Much remains to be done if the United Nations is to become worthy of the prestige, trust and credibility it needs to carry out its mission effectively, a mission that is so important in today’s world,” he stated.Mr. D’Escoto cited, among others, a “low level of commitment” on the part of the “most powerful and influential Member States” to the rule of law and to complying with the legal norms enshrined in the UN Charter.“Certain Member States think that they can act according to the law of the jungle, and defend the right of the strongest to do whatever they feel like with total and absolute impunity, and remain accountable to no one.”As a first step to reinventing the UN, Mr. D’Escoto called for adopting a “Universal Declaration of the Common Good of the Earth and Humanity,” which could then be the basis for the draft of a new charter for the world body.He said his greatest frustration over the course of his presidency has been the situation of Palestine. “The evident lack of commitment for resolving it is a scandal that has caused me much sorrow.”In addition, he said he found “disgraceful the passivity and apparent indifference of some highly influential members of the Security Council to the fact that the blockade of Gaza has continued uninterrupted for two years, in flagrant violation of international law and of the resolution of the Security Council itself.”The global economic and financial crisis was a major issue on the global agenda over the past year. The President convened a Commission of Experts on Reforms of International Finance and Economic Structures, chaired by Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz, which recommended that international finance structures must be drastically overhauled in the face of the crisis.The Commission also stated that a coordinated approach – bringing together not just the G-8 or even G-20 nations, but the “G-192” representing all members of the Assembly – is needed to pull the world out of the recession. “The G-8 and the G-20 will continue to be significant minorities. However, this is more due to the fact that they are rich and powerful than to their demonstrated ability to do things well,” said Mr. D’Escoto.“We cannot and should not forget that, after all, it is because of the extremely grave errors committed by them, and the Bretton Woods institutions run by them, that the world is currently undergoing what could well turn out to be the worst crisis in history.”read more
For Jeffrey Atkinson, the award is the icing on the cake.“To be nominated by my peers is truly wonderful,” said Atkinson, recognized in front of his Faculty of Mathematics and Science colleagues at the Friday, June 8 Spring Convocation ceremony with the Faculty’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.The real motivation however, comes from a desire to be part of what he feels is the highest form of learning — passing on knowledge and skills to his students.With teaching evaluations that routinely refer to him as an “excellent prof” and the “best professor I’ve ever had,” it’s clear he’s a respected teacher in his chemistry and biotechnology courses.Teaching Excellence Award winner Jeffrey Atkinson, left, seen with Honorary Doctorate recipient Edward Burtynsky on stage during Convocation.Ejaz Ahmed, Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Science, said Atkinson exemplifies the quality of teaching found in the Faculty.“From research excellence and distinguished teachers like Jeffrey, our Faculty and staff provide students with exceptional learning opportunities. I am exceedingly proud of his work and ongoing commitment to students,” he said.The award comes as the professor and current departmental chair celebrates 25 years with Brock’s Department of Chemistry.During his time at Brock, Atkinson has watched the mode of delivery shift from chalkboards to overheads to PowerPoint. Despite the change, one thing has remained constant: the lasting impact his teaching has had on students.“Often when my past students have returned to say hello, they will speak of those times when the lecture was forgotten, a story was told, and a moment was shared,” said Atkinson. “That they would remember something years later that only took a minute, shows me how deeply personal learning can be and how fun it is to teach smart, engaged people.”Along with earning a reputation for being an exceptional educator, Atkinson also has a long and successful record of supervising students. He has graduated a total of 59 graduate and fourth-years Honours undergraduate students, with six thesis supervisions currently underway.Atkinson has also been a dedicated mentor to a host of undergraduate summer students, many funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s Undergraduate Student Research Awards (NSERC USRA). Since 1996, he has been involved in the acclaimed high school Science Mentorship Program.“All of these students have gone on to successful careers in research, teaching or industry,” said nominator and Chair, Centre for Biotechnology, Art van der Est.Having had excellent teachers at all levels of his schooling, Atkinson understands the importance of mentorship.“Mentoring can be as simple as pointing out patterns. In the laboratory setting where I get to know my students best, these moments come when the students question the results of an experiment or suggest a new, better way to do something,” he said. “That’s when teaching becomes a partnership and that’s special.”Quick to credit students in his lab, Atkinson also champions for their success at Brock and beyond.Students like Biological Sciences graduate Lucas Maddalena, regularly acknowledge the role he played in their studies. Currently working on his PhD at the University of Cambridge after accepting a prestigious $300,000 scholarship, Maddalena credited the support of his MSc supervisors, including Atkinson.Atkinson’s love of teaching extends to the community. For a number of years, he offered a course entitled “Introduction to the Science of Biotechnology for Non-Scientists” through BioTalent Canada, a non-profit organization whose mandate is to provide human resources information and skills development tools to the biotechnology industry in Canada.More recently, he has been working with Partners in Research Canada as a Virtual Researcher on Call (VROC), speaking to teachers and their Grades 4 to 12 classes about science, chemistry, biochemistry and what life at university is like for both students and teachers. The participating schools have been local to Niagara, wider ranging in Ontario and as far away as Iqaluit.“It is very rewarding to watch young scientists develop and feel the spark of discovery, the pride of problem-solving,” said Atkinson. “I think that helping students learn how to learn is maybe as important as the course content.”His work has been a reflection of a simple, but effective learning model: learn it, do it, teach it.read more
It is sad that a story that resonated and inspired so many has been imploded by so few. When Little League baseball—little league!—can be compromised by adults with their own agenda, it’s as clear an indication as any of the corruption that engulfs us.Kids playing a kid’s game has gone political, controversial and, yes, racial, with the kids the ultimate losers in all the machinations by self-serving, jealous and timid adults.Not just the Jackie Robinson West players who had their U.S. Championship rescinded on the heels of allegations that kids who did not live in the implicit district were playing on the team. But there will be other kids who will lose, too.In the world we live in, when Black people achieve something significant, they still often are trailblazers setting the path for others to follow their journey.Think the next all-Black team that dominates in little league baseball won’t be vetted beyond non-Black teams because of this fiasco? Of course, they will.This isn’t about race; it’s about reality. Want to shield your vision from what has happened time and again in corporate American or newsrooms or apartment leasing offices, go ahead. Some of us set the stage for others to follow, and if one goes awry, the decision-makers (Caucasians) heavily consider that misstep before granting another African-American an opportunity.Indeed, Black people often rue the conduct of other Black people. Say, for instance, Charles Barkley says something dumb, as he is wont to do. Many of us shudder, understanding that while Barkley does not represent us, his words and views inevitably will in some way be used against us.That phenomenon makes this little league baseball scandal that much more disheartening and significant.Even Jesse Jackson has come out from his seeming retirement to chime in on behalf of his fellow Chicagoans. “This is persecution. This is not right, it’s unnecessary. And it’s not fair,” Jackson said the other day at a press conference.He may be right. This whole drama started when a mostly white team from Chicago called authorities to say the Jackie Robinson West squad had players on its roster that did not live in the district. This also, it is important to note, was after the JRW team beat the brakes off that mostly white team, 43-2. And this came after JRW had captured the nation with a Little League World Series run that was marked by immense talent and admirable grace.Now, a city known for corruption in politics, has this on its ledger, too. And it’s the kids who are pained the most.“Little League says that they teach character and they teach courage. Well, this isn’t an act of courage and this sure isn’t an act of character. Brandon Green and his teammates, they earned the championship win and we will not stop until justice is done,” said Venisa Green, mother of JRW player Brandon Green.Renown Catholic priest Michael Pfleger said the words: “You need to reverse this unless you’re going to go after all 16 teams. This is a racist attack and racist at the foot of this, and there’s no way I’ll back off from that, none whatsoever.”The argument that every team has players living outside the designated zones does not make what JRW is alleged to have done right. But it sure is interesting that Evergreen Park, the whistleblowers on JRW, had at least one player from outside its area on its team in 2011. Renee Cannon-Young said her son, Jacoby, was recruited to play in Evergreen Park’s Little League, despite living on Chicago’s South Side.“The paperwork was filled out for me,” Cannon-Young said. “I was told that although he was not a resident of Evergreen Park, they were going to fix that so that he could play. Just use another address, and he would be able to play.”When Cannon-Young learned of Evergreen Park’s ratting out JRW, she screamed hypocrisy.So serious is this that Chicago mayor Raham Emanuel put it on his radar. He supports the team holding on to its championship. “Every home run was real,” he said. “Every great catch was real. The passion they brought from Chicago to Williamsport was real. And the character they showed on and off the field was real.”In vacating the title, Emanuel said, “You have turned (the youths) into the perpetrators when they are the victims. You know what they have done for Chicago, and let’s face it, you know what they’ve done for your tournament.”Jackie Robinson West player Brandon Green added: “We work hard all year long. And we went down there to play baseball and we weren’t involved in anything that could’ve caused us to be stripped of our championship.”This weekend, Rainbow PUSH (yes, it’s still around) plans to have a rally for the devastated and embarrassed players, to remind them that they are still champions, if not on paper any longer. Hovering above the occasion will be this truth: Adults who are supposed to be responsible let down the kids they are charged to protect.read more
A downtown Vancouver block that sold earlier this year could be transformed into a mixed-use development.A pre-application submitted to the city by Gene Bolante of Studio 3 Architecture in Salem, Ore., calls for 96 units spread over a pair of two-story buildings. The proposal includes 43 on-site parking spaces, 24 bicycle parking spaces, balconies on some units and a covered outdoor area.The block, which is bordered by East 16th, 17th, D and C streets and contains six houses, sold for $1.85 million last month to Mark R. Madden Revocable Living Trust of Portland. When the block went up for sale, business owners and residents were both curious and concerned about the block’s future.Craig Roberts of C Roberts Hair Designs said if apartments end up being built, he imagines his salon will leave.“It will probably take some time,” he said.Pre-applications show a developer’s interest in the project, but they have to be reviewed and approved by the city before moving forward.The eight-lot block is zoned city center, which is “designed to provide for a concentrated mix of retail, office, civic and housing uses in downtown Vancouver,” and lies within the Downtown Plan District, according to city documents. A neighboring block is owned by Vancouver Housing Authority and is also slated for development.read more
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• PeaceHealth Medical Group Plastic Surgery505 N.E. 87th Ave., Building A, Suite 250, Vancouver• PeaceHealth Southwest Medical CenterFirstenburg Tower, eighth floor400 N.E. Mother Joseph Place, Vancouver• Divine Consign904 Main St., Vancouver• Shanahan’s Pub and Grill209 W. McLoughlin Blvd., Vancouver• More information: Melissa Mohr, 360-514-1017 or email@example.com; www.facebook.com/thegiftofliftA fizzling community effort to collect brassieres for women in need is getting a much-needed lift.The Gift of Lift was launched three years ago by Dr. Allen Gabriel and PeaceHealth Medical Group Plastic Surgery. The Vancouver plastic surgeon hoped to collect 500 bras to take with him on a trip to Haiti.Donations poured in from patients and local businesses, and in just a few months, they had collected more than 2,000 bras.After the trip, the medical office kept the campaign going, distributing bras to local nonprofit organizations and sending them with providers on humanitarian trips to India, Africa and Haiti. In the last year or so, though, the effort stalled, said Melissa Mohr, office coordinator at PeaceHealth Medical Group Plastic Surgery. A new partnership, however, is revitalizing the Gift of Lift campaign to the benefit of women and girls locally and internationally.“It’s really awesome for us,” Mohr said. “We knew we wanted to breathe new life into it, but things get hectic and fall to the wayside. It’s going to be completely different.”New lifeThe revitalized Gift of Lift will collect new and gently used bras year-round. Two to four times a year, they’ll launch several-monthslong campaigns to benefit specific groups or individuals, such as a physician providing care abroad.read more
Did you know…?A student-athlete must be enrolled full-time to be eligible for practice, financial aid, and competition. If a student-athlete drops a class and becomes less than full-time, he or she is immediately ineligible for practice and competition. When adding a course to become full-time, the student is eligible for practice and competition once the course has been approved by the appropriate department head and submitted to the registrar. See Bylaw 14.2 below for more information. Print Friendly Version 14.2.2 Requirement for Competition. To be eligible for competition, a student-athlete shall be enrolled in at least a minimum full-time program of studies leading to a baccalaureate or equivalent degree, which shall not be less than 12 semester or quarter hours. (Revised: 6/1/07)126.96.36.199 Exceptions. The following exceptions to the minimum 12-semester or 12-quarter-hour enrollment requirement are permitted:188.8.131.52.1 Competition Prior to Initial Enrollment. A student-athlete may compete during the official vacation period immediately preceding initial enrollment, provided the student has been accepted by the institution for enrollment in a regular, full-time program of studies at the time of the individual’s initial participation; is no longer enrolled in the previous educational institution; and is eligible under all institutional and NCAA requirements. (See Bylaw 184.108.40.206.)220.127.116.11.2 Eligibility Between Terms. To be eligible for competition that takes place between terms (including competition between a student-athlete’s final term as an undergraduate student and first term as a graduate or post baccalaureate student), the student-athlete shall: (Revised: 1/11/89, 3/27/18) (a) Have been registered for the required minimum full-time load (see Bylaw 14.2.2) at the conclusion of the term immediately preceding the date of competition, if the student is continuing enrollment; or (b) Be accepted for enrollment as a regular full-time student for the regular term immediately following if the student is either continuing enrollment or beginning enrollment (see Bylaw 18.104.22.168).22.214.171.124.3 Final Semester/Quarter. A student-athlete may compete while enrolled in less than a minimum full-time program of studies, provided the student is enrolled in the final semester or quarter of the baccalaureate or graduate degree program and the institution certifies that the student is carrying (for credit) the courses necessary to complete degree requirements. Thereafter, the student shall forfeit eligibility in all sports, unless the student completes all degree requirements during that semester or quarter and is eligible to receive the baccalaureate diploma on the institution’s next degree-granting date. (Revised: 1/10/92, 1/16/93, 1/10/95, 2/1/05, 11/1/07 effective 8/1/08, 1/14/12, 8/21/12, 3/27/18)126.96.36.199.3.1 Eligibility Following Final Term. A student-athlete who is eligible to compete while enrolled less than full time during his or her final term remains eligible for regular-season competition that occurs after the term and any postseason event that begins within 60 days following the term. A student-athlete who attends a quarter-system institution and who graduates at the end of the winter quarter may compete in any postseason event (and preceding regular-season competition) that occurs during the same academic year following the completion of the winter quarter. (See Bylaw 12.8.) (Adopted: 4/29/04 effective 8/1/04, Revised: 3/27/18) Story Links 14.2 Full-Time Enrollment.14.2.1 Requirement for Practice. To be eligible to participate in organized practice sessions, a student-athlete shall be enrolled in a minimum full-time program of studies leading to a baccalaureate or equivalent degree as defined by the regulations of the certifying institution. (See Bylaw 188.8.131.52.) [D] (Revised: 1/10/92, 10/28/99,3/27/18)184.108.40.206 Drop/Add Course. A student-athlete no longer shall be considered enrolled in a minimum full-time program of studies (after dropping a course that places the student below full-time status) when the dropped course becomes official in accordance with procedures determined by the institution for all students. A student who is adding a course to reach full-time status shall become eligible for practice and competition once the course has been approved by the appropriate department head (or designated representative) and submitted to the registrar. (Adopted: 1/10/92)220.127.116.11 Exception—Final Semester/Quarter. A student-athlete with athletics eligibility remaining may participate in organized practice sessions while enrolled in less than a minimum full-time program of studies, provided the student is enrolled in the final semester or quarter of the baccalaureate or graduate degree program and the institution certifies that the student is carrying (for credit) the courses necessary to complete the degree requirements, as determined by the faculty of the institution. (Revised: 3/27/18)18.104.22.168.1 Eligibility Following Final Term. A student-athlete who is eligible for practice while enrolled less than full time during his or her final term remains eligible for practice during the remainder of the institution’s season, including postseason events. (See Bylaw 12.8.) (Adopted: 3/27/18)22.214.171.124 Exception—Practice During First Week of Class. A student-athlete may practice, but may not compete, during the institution’s first five days of classes if the student-athlete is enrolled in less than a minimum full-time program of studies, provided the student is otherwise eligible under all institutional, conference and NCAA requirements. (Adopted: 1/10/95 effective 8/1/95)read more
Stay on target Geek Pick: Comixology Is Still Netflix for ComicsGeek Pick: Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ Is a Cute ComputerGeek Pick: Amazon Echo Wall Clock Tells Time With Tech While the usefulness of other kinds of “video game” variations of everyday items may vary (who really needs a chair just for gaming?) the idea of glasses for tech enthusiasts is deeper than just a marketing gimmick. Human eyes aren’t meant to constantly stare at glowing screens we invented just a few decades ago. We’ve got sunglasses for blocking out harmful rays from the sun, but what about harmful rays from our own laptops? That’s when you need the Gunnar Haus Computer Glasses.A lot of recent devices have been adding features that reduce the blue light that causes these screens to strain our eyes in the first place. Think Night Shift on iOS. But the Gunnar Haus Computer Glasses provide that benefit just through their lenses, making everything from phones to fluorescent lights easier to look at without noticeably altering your overall vision.AdChoices广告Different categories of indoor lenses (Crystalline, Liquet, and Amber) block different percentages of blue light along with 100 percent of ultraviolet light. There are also full-on sunglasses, glasses that work with your existing prescription lenses, and glasses that transition between indoor and outdoor tints. And the different frames themselves exhibit high build quality that’s sturdy and comfortable.There’s a bit of glare and the lenses can actually block too much light, creating an inaccurately warm image, if your screen is already adjusting its colors. But overall the Gunnar Haus Computer Glasses are an easy way to shield your eyes from the damage modern tech has wrought.For more on Gunnar Haus Computer Glasses check out the extensive review on our sister site PCMag.com. And for more on glasses tech check out this Warby Parker augmented reality app and Alexa-compatible AR smart glasses.More on Geek.com: Geek Pick: Ikea Sonos Symfonisk Is A WiFi Bookshelf SpeakerGeek Pick: Fi Smart Dog Collar Sniffs Out Your Pet read more
Thinking horses not zebras frames the problem. Details coming from diagnostic tests give physicians the ammunition to “rule out” what are not the sources of hoof beats.By leaving no stone unturned, this approach protects against error in. When coupled with the wisdom of considering the common possibilities first, as in the case of focusing on horses not zebras, the diagnostic process can be efficient. But the rapid and multi-faceted introduction of advanced imaging technologies has complicated matters. Choosing the best modality — to say nothing of the right application — can be overwhelming to practitioners, especially those who have not kept up with the constantly evolving options.Clinical Decision Support (CDS) is based on the idea that the diagnostic process could be more efficient, less prone to error and, therefore, more effective, if the referring physicians who order diagnostic imaging exams focus on the best tests to consider.Given this idea, it may seem that only referring physicians have to pay attention to CDS. But nothing could be further from the truth. There is no more cogent argument for radiologists to embrace CDS than the one made by Bibb Allen, Jr., M.D., FACR, of the Trinity Medical Center in Birmingham, Ala.Allen nailed it when he wrote that radiologists should “support eliminating unnecessary care.CDS may be the right thing to do from the point of view of patients, referring doctors, administrators, payers and regulators. It definitely is in the view of legislators on Capitol Hill. The federal government is pushing the use of CDS hard. And its thrust is going to increase very soon.The Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 mandates the adoption of CMS by January 1, 2017. This is the same legislation behind the effort to cut patient radiation dose from CT.It is important to note that CDS promises to be in the best interest of radiologists. It should boost the proper utilization of imaging technology, thereby insulating radiology from charges of adding unnecessary costs to healthcare. It should keep radiologists on the same page as referring physicians, improving patient care and increasing radiologists’ influence. Therefore, CDS should solidify radiology’s role under the current fee-for-service scheme of reimbursement, as well as the value-based one of the future.But will it?How will the software designed for use by radiologists help in their daily practices? Will the use of CDS by referring physicians lead to better exam choices and how will this use affect radiologists? Will CDS lead to better patient outcomes and increased patient safety while lowering the cost of healthcare?Medicine dallied with cookbook medicine once before. How is CDS different? I’ll look at this in my next column. Layering CDS on RIS/PACS promises to make the software a routine part of radiological practice. Will this lead to a wider use of ACR’s “appropriate use criteria”? More importantly, will it lead to more appropriate exams? I’ll look at that the week after.In the final part of this October series of commentaries, I will look at how CDS might change the practice of radiology. Spoiler alert: The “how” will depend on the way CDS is applied, its use by referring physicians, and whether CDS foments — as well it could — better communication with referring physicians, boosting the influence of radiologists and reducing the risk of interference from outside the practice of medicine. One thing is for sure: CDS will impact radiology. This impact is coming. And it’s coming fast.Editor’s note: This is the first blog in a series of four by industry consultant Greg Freiherr on Clinical Decision Support. 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The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 4 Comments Share Top Stories – / 70 That included the tale of his time spent working in a grocery store, including crazy conversations with a cereal box that had Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino on it.Warner credits his children as his “greatest motivators” as he continued to wait for the right opportunity.“I hope this inspires you,” Warner said to his kids.Warner said his time playing in the Arena Football League re-invigorated his passion for football.“It made me fall in love with the sport all over again,” Warner said.Warner’s journey then took him to NFL Europe, which eventually got him to the St. Louis Rams for a tryout.He then ran through former coaches that played a significant role in his time playing in the NFL, including former Cardinals coaches Dennis Green, Ken Whisenhunt and Todd Haley. He asked former teammates in attendance to stand, which included Larry Fitzgerald, Calais Campbell and Aeneas Williams.He began to end his speech urging those listening to take advantage of every moment like he tried to.“Don’t miss your moments,” Warner said. “Your moments to be impacted and your moments to impact.”Warner’s mark in the league can be seen in the record books. He’s one of only nine players in the history of the NFL to win two or more AP MVP awards, he was the fastest quarterback in league history to throw for 10,000 yards and is the only player to ever throw for over 14,000 yards with two different NFL franchises. Former NFL quarterback Kurt Warner speaks next to a bust of him during inductions at the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane) An incredible story of perseverance forever immortalized. pic.twitter.com/qKv5Nm5mXX— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) August 6, 2017Warner began his speech going through his early years playing football, including in high school when he had hopes of playing wide receiver and when he was learning how to get hit in the pocket. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling While Warner’s Super Bowl ring came with the St. Louis Rams, his postseason highs statistically over the course of his careers with both franchises came in Arizona. In six career playoff games with the Cardinals, Warner had a 71 percent completion percentage and threw for 16 touchdowns and just four interceptions.When looking at the most memorable games in franchise history, Warner covers most of the terrain. His 2009 postseason performance against the Green Bay Packers saw Warner throw more touchdowns (five) than incompletions (four). The year before in the Super Bowl, he posted a 31-of-43 line for 377 yards, three touchdowns and one interception against the Pittsburgh Steelers, who had the NFL’s top-ranked pass defense that season.He will always be remembered as one of the most prolific quarterbacks in the game’s history. Prior to Tom Brady’s 466 yards in this past Super Bowl, Warner’s 414 passing yards in Super Bowl XXXIV were the most ever in the Super Bowl and his 377 in Super Bowl XLIII and 365 in Super Bowl XXXVI were second and third on the list.Warner has maintained those high yardage numbers with efficiency, finishing his career with a 65.5 percent completion percentage, the fourth-highest in league history. Former Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame Saturday.He was presented by his wife, Brenda.Warner’s speech (you can watch the full speech here) ran through his entire life of playing football, giving him an opportunity to thank each key person in his journey to getting his gold jacket, such as family members, former teammates and coaches. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactread more
This April 10, 2018 photo shows actress and documentary film producer Mariska Hargitay in New York. Hargitay, who stars as Detective Olivia Benson in the police procedural “Law and Order: SVU” for the past 19 seasons, has turned her clout as an advocate for victims in the upcoming HBO documentary, “I Am Evidence,” where she also serves as producer. It premieres Monday on HBO. (AP Photo/John Carucci) by John Carucci, The Associated Press Posted Apr 12, 2018 9:14 am PDT Last Updated Apr 12, 2018 at 6:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – Portraying a heroic sex crimes detective on television has provided Mariska Hargitay with a platform to help sexual assault victims in real life.Hargitay, who stars as Detective Olivia Benson in the police procedural “Law and Order: SVU,” has turned her clout as an advocate for victims into the upcoming HBO documentary, “I Am Evidence,” where she also serves as producer.“I feel like I was given a gift with this role. I was given a platform. It was a way for me to respond. I’ve had the privilege of having had so many survivors share their stories with me, and I feel a responsibility to that,” Hargitay said.She admits backing the documentary was driven by her “own outrage” of the way victims of sexual assault are treated by the system. “People say, ‘why did you make this movie?’ I said because I was really mad,” Hargitay said.The film, which premieres Monday on HBO, focuses on four survivors whose rape kits went untested for years. Part of the problem is that many states have no legislation that demands testing within a reasonable period. As a result, hundreds of thousands of kits are backlogged, with many never tested.“I just couldn’t comprehend that in this country this was going on. That they were stockpiling rape kits,” Hargitay said.The documentary also examines the victim blaming that some rape survivors encounter from law enforcement officers who aren’t properly trained.Hargitay started the Joyful Heart Foundation in 2004 as a means to help victims of sexual assault heal from their emotional trauma.She said sexual assault survivors have reached out to her through letters and emails. Over time, she realized that Benson serves as a role model for their unheard voices, and want to make sure they are heard.While the film deals with how rape victims are treated, Hargitay envisions a world where sexual assault never happens again. Hargitay feels fixing these problems are more basic than we realize.“Compassion and empathy would heal so much, and it’s so simple. Women have carried this burden for so long, and it’s men that need to engage,” Hargitay said. “Everything we need to know we learned in kindergarten.”___Follow John Carucci at http://www.twitter.com/jacarucci Hargitay takes advocacy for sex assault victims to HBOread more
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