Gunrunner who supplied illegal weapons to gangsters held in Ggn

first_imgGurugram: The Haryana special task force of Gurugram branch on Thursday achieved major success after it arrested Praveen Chaudhury, the go to man for the supply of weapons to gangs in Gurugram. The most wanted criminal was wanted for the illegal arms selling.According to the law enforcement officials, he had supplied 150 illegal weapons to various gangsters. Besides the supply of illegal arms, he was also wanted for various cases of the murderer. Among the major gangs to which he supplied weapons to were Bhatti gang, Anil Dujana gang and Neetu Dabhoria gang. According to the law enforcement officials he used to lease the weapons to the gangsters. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderAfter receiving a tip-off that he was in the town of Uttar Pradesh for supplying a consignment of weapons the special police force formed a team to get hold of the criminal. Upon seeing the policemen, there was a brief exchange of gunshots following which Chaudhury and his henchmen were arrested. “The arrest of Praveen Chaudhury is a big success as he was the main person for various gangsters for the supply of weapons. Now with his arrests the weapons supply for most of the dreaded gangsters will dry up,” said a senior police official from Haryana STF. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsPolice sources in the crime branch maintain that there has been a reduction in the dangers posed by the deadly gangs of Gurugram since most of their leaders have either been eliminated or arrested. Our officials are well trained to deal with criminals who attack us and proper procedures are adopted. Even as challenges remain the Police has reduced the influence which these gangs used to possess at one point of time, “said a senior police official from Gurugram Crime Branch.last_img read more

Autism Rocks To Honor Prince With StarStudded Tribute Concert

first_imgAutism Rocks, the UK-based charity, is honoring Prince with a tribute show featuring CeeLo Green, Mark Ronson and Morris Day & The Time on June 24th and 25th at the Hammersmith Eventim Apollo in London.Just two years ago Prince performed as the headliner at the launch of the Autism Rocks charity in London. This special concert is part of Autism Rocks ongoing effort to raise awareness and funds for autism research, while commemorating the late musical legend who did so much for the Autism Rocks charity.“We will always be grateful for all the support Prince has shown to the charity and the incredible shows he dedicated to Autism Rocks,” said Sanjay Shah, the founder of Autism Rocks. “We feel tremendously privileged and are looking forward to hosting these concerts in his honor.”Sanjay Shah went on to explain: “Autism is the fastest growing developmental disorder in the world. It is our wish that people have a better understanding of the condition and that people on the autistic spectrum are fully supported and able reach their true potential.”To help raise awareness and funds for autism research, CeeLo Green will be performing live in Prince’s memory. CeeLo was mentored by Prince and described his friendship with the music icon as the greatest accomplishment of his professional career. , CeeLo is known for his unique, soul voice and his hits “Forget You” and “Crazy”.Talented producer, DJ and music maker Mark Ronson’s recent global smash, “Uptown Funk” has been referred to as an homage to the Minneapolis sound of both Prince and The Time, with Mark thanking Prince in his Grammy acceptance speech for the song.Morris Day & The Time are also performing as a special tribute to Prince. The band was created by Prince in 1981, and Morris is renowned for his dynamic dancing and smooth yet gutsy vocals. Their song “Partyup” was covered on Prince’s Dirty Mind album.Tickets to the tribute show are available online.All proceeds from Autism Rocks’ UK events will go to the Autism Research Trust which raises funds to support the Autism Research Centre at Cambridge University.last_img read more

Mbark Boussoufa Talks Future with Atlas Lions

Rabat – “I am not leaving the team,” he said. Two weeks after Morocco’s elimination from the 2018 World Cup, Atlas Lions’ midfielder Mbark Boussoufa has talked about his future with the national team.In an interview with Emirati newspaper “Al Ittihad,” the 33-year-old footballer expressed his commitment to his country, saying that he will stay with the Atlas Lions as long as he is needed.“I will stay with the Moroccan team. I will answer the selection’s call to represent my country. I am fully committed to play official and friendly games,” said Boussoufa. The football player also praised his coach Hervé Renard, thanking him for his “amazing” job.“It was Hervé Renard who asked me to stay. He is an incredible coach who does a very good job. He knows how to motivate. He is the warrior that the selection needed for a long time. He needs to stay with us.”Mbark Boussoufa is not the only Atlas Lion who hopes Renard does not leave. The captain of the national team, Mehdi Benatia, former Atlas Lion Youssouf Hadji, and his older brother assistant coach Mustapha Hadji, all publicly expressed their wish for Renard to stay.Hervé Renard has been the center of all kinds of rumors: rumors that he would join the Egypt and Algeria football teams, rumors of his feud with Mustapha Hadji, rumors of his required “conditions” for the Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF), rumors he wanted to leave Morocco’s team.“No one speaks with my name,” said Renard to end the speculation. He added that he has “a contract with FRMF until 2022.”“Many things are possible in the world of football. Sometimes there are leaders who are not happy with their coaches and they decide to replace them. There may also be a desire to leave from the coach. For the moment, we are not there. We will see what will happen in the coming weeks,” Renard said. read more

UN Islamic group must work together on terrorism tolerance – Ban Kimoon

13 March 2008The United Nations and the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) “stand side by side” in forcefully rejecting any linkages between terrorism and Islam and in confronting a raft of other issues, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today. “You have spoken up against those who seek to justify violence in the name of religion,” Mr. Ban told the Conference’s summit in Dakar, Senegal. “Your efforts reinforce the UN’s own steps to promote tolerance and understanding through the Alliance of Civilizations initiative, and I look forward to increasing UN-OIC collaboration in this area,” he added. Calling the UN and the OIC, which represents one-fifth of the worlds population, natural allies, the Secretary-General also called for sustained cooperation on Middle East conflicts, Darfur, Somalia, extreme poverty and other pressing issues. He warned them that the situation in the Middle East remains precarious, nowhere more so than in the Gaza Strip, and urged Israel and the Palestinian Authority to take urgent measures to ease the suffering in Gaza and give hope to its people. He also expressed his regret that regional interests and domestic Lebanese dynamics have forestalled any breakthrough in the selection of a President there, and discussed the situations in Iraq and Iran. Speaking on Darfur, Mr. Ban emphasized that the deployment of the UN/AU Mission there, known as UNAMID, is no substitute for a political process, adding: “That remains the key to lasting peace in the region.” He noted that the OIC was particularly well-placed to promote peace within and between Chad and Sudan in combination with UN efforts to end suffering in the region. A mini-summit on that topic to be hosted by Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade had been planned for yesterday evening in Dakar, to bring together President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan and President Idriss Deby of Chad. However, that event did not occur as scheduled and the Secretary-General is consulting on the matter with the Senegalese, Sudanese and Chadian Presidents. Mr. Ban spent most of his day today in meetings with heads of state and government on a range of issues, from the Middle East to Iraq, Afghanistan, Cyprus, Sudan and Chad. He met this morning with Somali President Abdullahi Yusuf and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, among others, and is later expected to meet with more national leaders, including the presidents of Afghanistan and Indonesia read more

Co Clare wave energy project awarded €23m to develop technology

first_imgAn ESB-led wave energy project based in Co Clare has been awarded €23 million by the European Commission.The WestWave Project is the only Irish proposal to receive funding under the Commission’s NER 300 programme, which uses revenue from 300 million emission allowances sold in the EU Emissions Trading System to allocate its funding.WestWave is led by the ESB and involves a consortium of tech and wave energy developers. The ESB said today that it aims to start generating wave energy in 2018, with WestWave initially generating electricity equivalent to the amount consumed by homes in the Clare towns of Kilrush and Kilkee.A site for the project is being developed at Killard near Doonbeg, with construction expected to start in 2016.ESB Head of Innovation John McSweeney described today’s funding announcement as a “huge boost” to both the project and to ocean energy development in Ireland and Europe: Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Pat Rabbitte also welcomed the funding for Ireland’s ocean energy development, adding that it is “critical that the sector moves ahead with device deployment”.“Ireland’s position at the Atlantic edge of the EU provides us with an almost unparalleled ocean energy resource,” the minister said.“As identified in the Offshore Renewable Energy Development Plan, which I published earlier this year, the ocean energy sector holds real potential for growth in the green economy and jobs in our coastal communities, both here in Ireland and along the western seaboard of the EU.”The Irish project is one of 19 awarded funding by the Commission today.Speaking about today’s funding awards, EU Climate Action Commissioner Connie Hedegaard said that these projects “will help protect the climate and make Europe less energy dependent”.“The €1bn we are awarding today will leverage some additional €900m of private investment. So that is almost €2bn of investment in climate-friendly technologies here in Europe,” Hedegaard said in a statement. “This is a contribution to reducing Europe’s energy bill of more than €1bn per day that we pay for our imported fossil fuels.” Ireland’s oceans have the potential to provide large quantities of indigenous, renewable energy and reduce our dependence on imported fossil fuels. Demonstration projects like ESB WestWave are critical if we are to realise the ultimate aim of progressing to larger commercial scale projects and a low carbon future. last_img read more

Le nouvel iPhone vautil vraiment le coup Comparatif entre liPhone 4 et

first_imgLe nouvel iPhone vaut-il vraiment le coup ? Comparatif entre l’iPhone 4 et l’iPhone 3GS Alors que l’iPhone 4 s’apprête à entrer sur le territoire français, Maxisciences vous propose un comparatif afin de mieux évaluer les évolutions du nouveau venu d’Apple par rapport à ses prédécesseurs, les iPhone 3G et 3GS. Tout d’abord au niveau de l’écran, même si la taille reste inchangée (3,5 pouces) la définition a été largement améliorée. Elle passe de 320 x 480 pixels pour les iPhone 3G et 3GS à 960 x 640 pixels pour le nouveau modèle. La définition devrait donc être comparable à celle de l’iPad, jugée exceptionnelle par de nombreux utilisateurs.L’évolution est également significative au niveau de la fonctionnalité appareil photo. Alors que l’iPhone 3GS montrait déjà une amélioration en ce qui concerne sa définition par rapport à l’iPhone 3G (3 mégapixels contre 2 mégapixels), ici elle est presque doublée, passant de 3  mégapixels à 5 mégapixels. Il faut noter que l’iPhone 4 est également doté d’un capteur CMOS rétro-éclairé et d’une fonction enregistrement vidéo en qualité HD. L’iPhone 4 verra également sa vitesse d’affichage améliorée grâce au processeur A4, à titre comparatif la fluidité sera de l’ordre de celle de l’iPad. Il aura aussi une meilleure autonomie, la capacité de la batterie étant légèrement augmentée.Enfin, on note un petit changement en ce qui concerne la taille de l’appareil, plus fin de 3 millimètres et plus haut d’un millimètre par rapport à l’ancien modèle. Malgré cela le poids ne changera quasiment pas (137 grammes contre 135 pour le 3GS). Le 11 juin 2010 à 12:54 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

T rex des dents différentes pour des fonctions variées

first_imgT. rex : des dents différentes pour des fonctions variéesPubliant son étude dans le Canadian Journal of Earth Science, une chercheuse canadienne a détaillé la denture du tyrannosaure et de ses proches cousins, précisant la fonction de chaque groupe de dents, lesquelles étaient différenciées.Hétérodonte, le tyrannosaure avait non seulement des dents de taille différente, mais aussi de morphologie et de fonction différentes. C’est pour en préciser la nature que Miriam Reichel, paléontologue à l’Université de l’Alberta, a passé en revue les mâchoires des membres de la famille des Tyrannosauridés, et surtout celles du Tyrannosaurus rex, qui présentent la plus grande diversité au sein du groupe.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Selon cette étude, les dents du T. rex avaient trois fonctions principales : celles du devant saisissaient et tiraient la proie, celles tapissant tout le côté des mâchoires perforaient et déchiraient la chair, tandis que celles du fond, enfin, non seulement achevaient de trancher et couper la chair, mais l’amenaient également vers le gosier.”Leurs bords différents permettaient non seulement aux dents très fortes du T. rex de trancher à travers la chair et l’os, mais l’emplacement et l’angle de ces dents aidaient également à diriger la nourriture dans sa bouche. Elles étaient assez arrondies et larges, presque comme des bananes. Si elles avaient été uniformément acérées et en forme de couteau, elles auraient pu se casser si la proie se débattait violemment lorsque les mâchoires du T. rex la saisissaient”, a expliqué la chercheuse citée par Science Daily. Le 25 mars 2012 à 12:27 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Day 2 of KAABOO Del Mar

first_img Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News Tags: KAABOO FacebookTwitter Elizabeth Alvarez Posted: September 15, 2018 Updated: 2:13 PM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsDEL MAR (KUSI) – KAABOO Del Mar is back, and it’s in full swing!Elizabeth Alvarez was live at the Del Mar Fairgrounds to preview night 2 of KAABOO.KAABOO was created by music lovers for music lovers. An adult escape, uniquely curated to appeal to all five of your senses, with world-class music, hilarious comedy, inspiring contemporary art, gourmet cuisine, craft libations and personal indulgences. A curated three-day sound voyage that combines rock-n-roll music and tastemaking events in a modern wonderland on the warm shores of the pacific. center_img Elizabeth Alvarez, September 15, 2018 Day 2 of KAABOO Del Marlast_img read more

Social campaign essential to address delivery risks Roundtable

first_img.The number of midwives to help safe delivery and thus address life risks of newborns is still not enough, a Prothom Alo roundtable was told on Tuesday.Saying that proper training of midwives can help reduce neonatal morbidity, state minister for health and family welfare Zahed Malek, however, said the process of training and creating midwives is ‘quite slow’ in the country.About 62,000 newborn babies die every year in Bangladesh, according to official statistics presented at the rountable.Zahed Malek iterated the government’s target of bringing down the rate of neonatal morbidity to 12 per 1,000 from 20.1 per 1,000 live birth through coordinateded initiatives and actions.At least one ‘mother and child healthcare centre’ will be established in each district, said the junior minister.Prothom Alo, in association with UNICEF, organised the roundtable titled “Let’s save every newborn” at its Karwanbazar office.The director general of the directorate general of health services (DGHS), Abul Kalam Azad, emphasised that the community clinics at the district level must be improved. “We are working on improving multipurpose healthcare volunteer services,” he said.He admitted that shortage of doctors and midwives is a barrier to providing quality maternal healthcare services.The official, however, mentioned that the government has already taken initiatives to appoint doctors and train midwives.The discussants called for social campaigns against ‘adolescent pregnancy’, which is said to be one of major reasons for infant and maternal deaths.UNICEF will launch ‘Every Child Alive’ campaign on 20 February to support national newborn programme in Bangladesh, said chief of UNICEF’s health unit in Dhaka Maya Van Den Ent.’Every Child Alive’ is a global campaign to reduce child mortality.In a multi-media presentation, Mohammod Shahidullah, president of Bangladesh Paediatric Association, said 60 per cent of the total deaths under five years of age is newborn babies. Around 50 per cent newborns die in the first day of their birth, he added.A special healthcare service through a facility called ‘Sick Newborn Care through Special Care Newborn Unit’ or SCANU has already been introduced in 44 districts, Mohammod Shahidullah said adding that the rest (20) of the country’s 64 districts will be brought under the coverage of such service.MA Mannan, chairman of neonatology of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), pointed out that prenatal Asphyxia, low birth weight and sepsis are three major reasons for neonatal deaths.Firoza Begum, a physicial who rerepresented Obstetrical and Gynecological Society of Bangladesh (OGSB), explained that malnutrition and lack of folic acid in mother’s body causes neonatal and maternal deaths.”Standard labour room protocol should be ensured by the government in every health care facility to ensure safe delivery,” she said.UNICEF’s Ziaul Matin said quality health care services are yet to be ensured in the country.Prothom Alo associate editor Abdul Quayum moderated the roundtable which was also addressed by Khaleda Islam, director of primary health care, Zahera Khatun of nursing and midwifery directorate and Abu Sayed Md Hasan of UNFPA.last_img read more

DCs New Youth Homeless Prevention Strategy

first_imgIn the District’s ongoing battle against homelessness, even the most aggressive efforts have often overlooked teens and young adults – a particularly vulnerable segment of the community – allowing them to slip easily through the safety netting of shelter services.  However, with the launch of Solid Foundations DC on May 19, an Interagency Council on Homelessness Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Youth Homelessness, the city hopes to help vulnerable teen and young adult populations before they need shelters.Focused specifically on the needs of unaccompanied youth, Solid Foundations DC, according to Mayor Muriel Bowser, will serve as a roadmap for building an effective system for caring for young people at risk for homelessness.“Ending homelessness in Washington, DC has been a top priority of mine from day one,” said Mayor Bowser in a statement. “The health, safety, and long-term success of our youth will have an impact on our entire community, and our D.C. values require that we continue finding ways to make homelessness in DC rare, brief, and non-recurring. By working together, we can build integrated systems that provide the support our young people need to stay healthy and succeed in school and life.”This year’s statistics indicate a 21.8 percent reduction in the number of families experiencing homelessness; 10.5 percent reduction in the number of persons experiencing homelessness; and 2.7 percent reduction in unaccompanied individuals compared to the 2016 results, according to the District’s 2017 Point-in-Time Count report of homeless people in the city released on May 10.Interagency Council on Homelessness (ICH) Director Kristy Greenwalt said the initiative has a goal of ending youth homelessness by 2022 by addressing key intervention methods specific to the needs of young people, using a data-driven method.“For years, we have had some very strong youth-serving nonprofit service providers in our community, but we haven’t been functioning as a comprehensive system of care,” said Greenwalt. “The work undertaken to develop a youth coordinated assessment and referral system for youth, to plan and carryout the annual census, and ultimately to shape all of this information into a comprehensive plan has brought stakeholders together in a new way. This has been important, because we know that government alone can’t end homelessness—it will take all of us working together.”According to data from the National Network for Youth, many factors contribute to the overall number of homeless youth each year, but common reasons are family dysfunction, exiting the child welfare or juvenile justice systems, and sexual abuse. Research has shown that 21 percent to 42 percent of runaway and homeless youth were sexually abused before they left their homes, and that as many as 28 percent are forced to engage in ‘survival sex’ in exchange for food, shelter or money.DHS Director Laura Zeilinger told the AFRO that the city initially did not focus on unaccompanied youth because it didn’t have the data necessary to make thoughtful policies and programs, but can now better assess, and connect resources to youth through the Point-in-Time count – an ongoing data collection system that tracks housing needs against availability and access. Coupled with social services, Zeilinger said better outcomes are possible.“We have interventions, like the Transition Age Youth Rapid Rehousing for those 18-24, because stable housing is the foundation for everything else in people’s lives.  But we also focus on the fact that many youth may not have the support of parents who can help them manage independent living,” Zeilinger told the AFRO. “They are paired with roommates and supports that will help them live within the community.  It is also an age group where we begin to see behavioral health conditions emerge in young adults and can catch it, it means we can potentially prevent them from spending years on the streets.”According to the report, the Bowser Administration has invested more than $106 million in the construction and preservation of more than 1,200 housing units in the last fiscal year. Since taking office, Bowser has launched new homeless prevention services which have prevented a shelter stay for almost 3,000 families and increased investments in permanent housing programs by nearly 60 percent, developed interim eligibility to provide immediate shelter for families in urgent need, and connected more than 1,800 veterans to permanent housing.last_img read more

EA DRM is a deadend strategy and SimCity doesnt use it

first_imgFrank Gibeau, president of EA Labels has come out to defend the actions of EA and Maxis with regards to the launch of SimCity, and the features it includes. But it’s unlikely SimCity players will walk away any happier after reading what he had to say.According to Gibeau, DRM is now a dead-end strategy for games and one that has already failed. In fact, DRM apparently never even came up in the discussions about SimCity’s development and release. So, as far as EA is concerned, SimCity does not include any form of DRM, but I beg to differ.DRM, as defined by Wikipedia, is “any technology that inhibits uses of digital content that are not desired or intended by the content provider.” Launching a game that requires you always be connected to a server does indeed inhibit the use of the content and therefore counts as a form of DRM in my eyes at least. We’ve seen Ubisoft use just such a method to control access to single player games in the past.But Gibeau isn’t referring to SimCity as a single player game with multiplayer elements during his discussion with GamesIndustry.biz. SimCity is in fact an MMO in the eyes of EA, or an “online service in the SimCity universe.” Gibeau even goes so far as to say the need to always be online was actually the idea of Maxis due to the multiplayer aspects they wanted in the game, not EA.This wouldn’t be anything to get upset about if it wasn’t for the horrendous launch and subsequent details about the game that followed. EA themselves made it clear a connection is only required for the social features in the game, a Maxis developer came out and said servers weren’t actually necessary, and a modder managed to get the game running offline indefinitely. So that pretty muck kills the “this is an MMO” argument.So is SimCity an MMO and therefore requires continuous online access? My opinion is that it isn’t. SimCity is a single player experience, but one where the multiplayer and social aspects have been given priority and therefore require an always connected game in the eyes of the developer. And as a side effect of that, EA gets a form of DRM with which to limit piracy.last_img read more

Trends in Computed Tomography

first_img The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. With concerns about radiation dose and reducing unnecessary imaging scans, advances in computed tomography (CT) systems have brought about technologies such as iterative reconstruction software, intraoperative capabilities and dose-tracking software. In addition, recent studies on the use of CT on select patient populations and the modality’s benefits in detecting certain cancers are showing that the risks of CT imaging can go both ways. While CT exams can add to a patient’s lifetime exposure to ionizing radiation, they can also be more beneficial in cases where magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or ultrasound might not be able to detect early-stage cancers. Some of these trends in utilization indicate that appropriate low-dose CT imaging will be key across patient populations. Use in Pediatric ImagingThe Image Gently campaign, first established in 2007, has called attention to the growing use of CT scans on pediatric patients. A report published June 2013 online in JAMA Pediatrics found that reducing unnecessary CT scans of children and lowering doses for the highest-dose scans could lower the overall lifetime risk of future imaging-related cancers by 62 percent.[1] Researchers at the University of California (UC) Davis Health System, led by lead study author Diana Miglioretti, dean’s professor in biostatistics in the department of public health sciences at UC Davis Health System, studied CT utilization trends in both male and female children under age 15 in six healthcare systems in the United States between 1996 and 2010.The retrospective study examined random scans of the head, abdomen/pelvis, chest and spine; all are regions of the body that account for more than 95 percent of all CT scans, according to the researchers. They found that use of CT in children increased between 1996 and 2005, and that radiation doses varied for exams of the same anatomy. “There are potential harms from CT, meaning that there is a cancer risk, albeit very small in individual children,” said Miglioretti in a press release.Using that data, the researchers calculated the projected risk of future cancers using the Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation (BEIR) VII report for common cancers such as brain, liver, lung and prostate. The risk for radiation-induced leukemia and brain cancers were highest for scans of the head, the most commonly performed CT scan in children, according to the report. Given the risks, it is also important to note the value of using low-dose CT to image children when necessary.  Video Player is loading.Arthur Agatston explains the history of CT calcium scoring 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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Feature | Computed Tomography (CT) | November 04, 2013 | Raissa Rocha Trends in Computed Tomography New SystemsSome of the latest CT systems offered by vendors are equipped with technologies to lower dose and provide image quality comparable to that of high-dose scans. The NeuViz 64 from Neusoft Medical Systems Co. Ltd. delivers low-dose scanning, high patient throughput and ease of use, and is equipped with technologies to improve resolution, reduce artifact and noise, and deliver pediatric-specific protocols.One of Siemens Healthcare’s latest offerings is the Somatom Perspective, a 128-slice CT scanner that received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance in June 2012. It includes Siemens’ SAFIRE (sinogram affirmed iterative reconstruction) technology and an exclusive eMode feature that determines and automatically selects system scan parameters so the scanner operates with as low a load as possible.Toshiba’s Aquilion Prime is designed to be a more scalable and adaptable CT system, with advanced dose reduction iterative construction technology and a high-capacity couch that can move laterally and is low to the ground. A new platform for the Aquilion One family of CT scanners is set to display at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in December.  Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more Video Player is loading.Pierre Qian explains radiotherapy to ablate VTPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:34Loaded: 2.19%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:34 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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In July 2013 the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended a high “B” rating for annual CT scans of current and former smokers who meet certain criteria.[2] Those 55 to 80 years old, who have a 30 pack-year or greater history of smoking, and are either current smokers or have quit in the past 15 years, may soon be able to seek regular CT lung screening. The USPSTF rating can also add to the push for screening to be covered by insurance, including Medicare.The draft recommendation came about after results from the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) were published in the New England Journal of Medicine in May. The NLST is a large-scale clinical trial that randomized more than 53,400 participants at high risk for lung cancer into either a CT arm or standard chest X-ray arm. The report’s authors found there was a 20 percent reduction in lung cancer deaths among participants screened with CT versus those who had chest X-rays. These initial results from the trial reflected those of other trials that compare the effective use of CT with X-ray in detecting early-stage lung cancer, said the authors.In addition, advances in chest CT are helping to make the case for screening. Alignment technology can enhance exams by offering more accurate and timesaving comparisons for radiologists who must assess lung nodules across exams for change, often complicated by variances in patient positioning and breath hold. In the Stony Brook study to be published later this year, researchers measured the time it took for radiologists to match each nodule in prior exams to the same location in current exams using both manual alignment and automatic alignment software.[3]The study used Blackford Analysis’ automatic alignment software integrated with picture archiving and communications systems (PACS), and compared it to a manual method where radiologists scroll manually to match lung nodules. Preliminary data announced in August shows that automatic deformable alignment can reduce location match time by greater than 55 percent. These results may have an impact on the workloads of radiologists, who may face an increase in chest CT studies for lung cancer following the USPSTF’s announcement, said Ben Panter, CEO of Blackford Analysis. Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., F read more Video Player is loading.Mahadevappa Mahesh discusses trends in medical physics at the 2019 AAPM meetingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 4:01Loaded: 4.04%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -4:01 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more Siemens Go.Top CT scanner at SCCT19Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 15.14%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 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 will require a login, but it is free and only takes a minute to complete the form.What to Consider When Buying a New CT ScannerVIDEO: What to Consider When Comparing 64-slice to Higher Slice CT SystemsRSNA Technology Report 2015: Computed TomographyTechnology Improvements in Current Generation CT SystemsVIDEO: The Future of Cardiac CT in the Next DecadeDiscussion on CT Dose ReductionKey Cardiac CT News and Trends From SCCT 2016last_img read more

Milton S Hershey Medical Center Selects Mach7 Enterprise Imaging Platform

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 Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more Related Content Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 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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Hershey Medical Center Selects Mach7 Enterprise Imaging Platform Leading Pennsylvania academic medical center looks to improve clinical data sharing and interoperability Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more March 11, 2016 — Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center joins the growing family of organizations leveraging Mach7 Enterprise Imaging Platform to manage vendor neutral archiving (VNA), communication, exchange and sharing of medical imaging data.Penn State Hershey, one of the leading academic medical centers in the United States, provides a range of fully integrated patient care services to the people of central Pennsylvania and to a growing care network.Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is a 551-bed academic medical center consisting of three on-campus outpatient facilities and several office buildings. Over 27,000 inpatient visits, 64,000 emergency room visits and 28,000 surgeries are performed each year at the medical center. The medical group includes 63 clinics and more than 900 clinicians.The flexibility and scalability of Mach7 Enterprise Imaging Platform supports cohesive workflows for organizations of all sizes by bridging traditional patient data sharing and interoperability barriers.For more information: www.mach7t.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Feature | Information Technology | July 31, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How Smart Devices Can Improve Efficiency Innovation is trending toward improved efficiency — but not at the expense of patient safety, according to… read morelast_img read more

Greek leader optimistic bailout deal will be reached soon

first_img Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s prime minister said Friday he is optimistic his cash-strapped country will soon reach an agreement with its international creditors, averting a potential default.Speaking in Parliament, Alexis Tsipras said Greece was doing everything it could to reach a deal with its creditors in Europe and the International Monetary Fund.“I am optimistic we will soon have a good outcome,” he said. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Men’s health affects baby’s health too Patients with chronic pain give advice Comments   Share   A woman walks on Pnyx hill in front of the ancient Acropolis of Athens, on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. Cash-strapped Greece scraped together a 200 million-euro ($222 million) repayment to the International Monetary Fund on Wednesday amid signs its long-stalled bailout negotiations were making some progress. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris) Sponsored Stories “I’m happy to say that in the last few weeks there has been more progress in the talks, they’ve been very constructive, intensified,” he said in Rome after meeting his Italian counterpart Pier Carlo Padoan.“But we are not there yet so the Eurogroup on Monday … will not be decisive,” he said. “We will need more time.”Tsipras said that whether a deal was reached was now a question of political will among the country’s creditors.“There is no technical issue of whether there will be an agreement. It is only (a question of) political will,” Tsipras said. “The political will is … whether Europe will tolerate, not a left-wing government but democracy in the country in which it was born.”Not reaching a deal, he said, would hurt Europe.“Europe cannot bear less democracy, and the crime against democracy in the place in which it was born will not be silenced.”With chances for an actual deal on Monday slim, Greece hopes that an acknowledgement of progress will pave the way for some form of intermediate support. The European Central Bank, for example, could increase its support for Greek banks. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean Negotiations between Greece, other eurozone countries and the International Monetary Fund have faltered for months, since Tsipras’ radical left government won elections in January on promises of repealing austerity measures, including pension and salary cuts and tax hikes, that have accompanied the country’s bailout.Greece desperately needs an agreement so creditors can release the final 7.2 billion euro ($8.1 billion) installment of its 240 billion euro bailout. It is scraping together reserves from local governments and state entities to be able to meet a repayment to the IMF next week and to pay pensions and salaries.Initial hopes that an agreement could be reached by May 11, when eurozone finance ministers are to meet, have faded.Germany will be heading to the Monday meeting “with very restrained expectations. We will see how things stand,” said German Finance Ministry spokesman Martin Jaeger, whose country is the largest single contributor to Greece’s bailout.Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the Dutch finance minister who heads the eurozone’s group of finance ministers known as the Eurogroup, said progress had been made in talks but there was still a way to go. ____Geir Moulson in Berlin and Luigi Navarro in Rome contributed.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Top Stories last_img read more

It has been four games and counting since Marshawn

first_imgIt has been four games and counting since Marshawn Lynch surpassed 100 yards rushing, and he’s averaging 3.2 yards per carry in that span. It’s a trend that is not necessarily as troubling as it is puzzling because the Seahawks seemed to have lost a step at precisely the moment you would have expected them to pick up speed.Russell Okung is back at left tackle. Has been for the past four games. Same for Breno Giacomini at right tackle, and while the pass protection has improved remarkably since they came back, the rushing production has waned.Over the first 10 games, Seattle averaged 153.4 yards rushing per game, 4.65 yards per carry. Over the last four: 110 yards per game, 3.58 per carry.Not exactly the best time to be hosting the No. 1 rush defense in the league, which is exactly where the Cardinals rank.We pause now to inject a little bit of perspective. This is the football equivalent of first-world problems. Call it a first-place problem, and before we get hip deep in hand-wringing, let it be stated that Seattle has rushed for more yards than every team but the Eagles while Lynch has already surpassed 1,000 yards rushing for the third consecutive season.But on a team that has allowed a grand total of 19 yards in punt returns, made 21 consecutive field goals and is on pace to set a franchise record for fewest points allowed for the second consecutive year, penalties and these rushing “struggles” are the closest thing Seattle has to a sore spot. Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires SEATTLE, Wash — If the NFL season is a marathon, the Seahawks need to work on their closing kick.Seattle isn’t picking up speed as it nears the finish line. At least not like you’d expect in the one offensive category that is only the most important for this team: rushing.Marshawn Lynch has averaged 54.5 yards rushing and 3.2 yards per carry over the last four games even though the Seahawks’ offensive line has returned to full strength. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellingcenter_img Comments   Share   “I think we’re OK,” coach Pete Carroll said. “We’re still going to pound away at it and keep working, keep getting our numbers and attempts up there. It’s just a matter of breaking one that means the difference in those stats sometimes.”He’s not wrong about that. Two Seahawks penalties nullified rushing first downs in the game against the 49ers, one of them a 20-yard gain by Lynch.But the running game is the foundation of Seattle’s offense. Not only does it echo the physical style that Carroll wants to see from his defense, but it’s what sets up the play-action pass that is such a staple in Seattle’s offense.This is hardly a secret, and for the past three weeks it’s possible to see a concerted effort from defenses to stop the run above everything else, a fact that probably has been reinforced because the improved pass protection has made quarterback Russell Wilson less of a target for opposing defenses.But that doesn’t change the fundamental formula Seattle relies upon nor the importance of getting back up to speed in the ground game that is so important for everything this team does.“Our attitude about it is right,” Carroll said. “We’re on it and consistent with it, so I’m fine about it. We would like to get more production and I would think that it would happen.” That’s certainly the expectation. Then again, you would expect the return of the team’s two starting offensive tackles would have provided the requisite giddy-up for the running game, and that hasn’t been the case.– This story is courtesy of MyNorthwest.com and 710AM Seattle. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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first_img by Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press Posted Jan 26, 2019 3:32 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email With a record acquisition, ‘Late Night’ is a Sundance hit Paul Walter Hauser poses for a portrait to promote the film “Late Night” at the Salesforce Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP) PARK CITY, Utah — The Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling comedy “Late Night” is already one of the biggest hits of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival with an acquisition price to match.Amazon Studios on Saturday purchased the U.S. distribution rights for $13 million, a record for the festival.“Late Night” follows a veteran talk show host played by Thompson who’s facing declining ratings, possible cancellation and a reputation for not liking women. Kaling wrote the script and plays the “diversity hire” in the writer’s room who has no qualifications except an undying love for Thompson’s character, Katherine Newbury. But she helps shake things up for the show.“It’s really a movie about being a fan,” Kaling told The Associated Press. “I’ve been such a comedy nerd my whole life and I’ve always felt like on the outside looking in. I had no connections in the business, but I just loved comedy and … late-night talk shows. So the movie is just really a love letter for people who are fans of something and really want to be part of it, but don’t feel like they have any access.”The film, which also stars Reid Scott, Hugh Dancy, Amy Ryan and John Lithgow, premiered Friday night in Park City and immediately became a must-see. Lines stretched around the block for the second screening Saturday morning and no empty seats were left in the massive Eccles Theater, where the audience buzzed about its sale that had just been reported by the trade publication Deadline.“Late Night” is sleeker than your average Sundance movie and was originally to be made as a studio film, with Paul Feig directing. Delays left Feig unavailable, and Kaling moved on independently. Nisha Ganatra, who had directed an episode of “The Mindy Project,” eventually came on to direct.Amazon’s acquisition of “Late Night” is the first major deal out of the 2019 festival, and one of the highest sums ever paid out of Sundance. The record-holder is “Birth of a Nation,” which went for $17.5 million for the worldwide rights. “Late Night” beat out Amazon’s $12 million deal for “The Big Sick,” which went on to become a box office hit, and Netflix’s $12.5 million for “Mudbound.”Kaling mined her own experiences in the business both as a boss and a newcomer, and those of others, to tell the story. Her character decides that she can’t remember the names of her writers and calls them by numbers one through eight. This, Kaling said, is based on “a very famous comedy person” whom she “will never name.”Kaling wrote the part of Katherine specifically for Thompson, whom she had yet to meet, which she called “one of the stupidest things you can do in comedy.”“I was this creep in my home writing fan fiction for Emma Thompson, who I did not know, hoping that she would read it,” Kaling said.___AP Entertainment Reporter Ryan Pearson contributed to this report.Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Shattered careers and illhealth mitigating factors in Sapa case

first_imgThe anti-money laundering unit, Mokas, has launched procedures to seize property belonging to five individuals, including former Edek MP Fidias Sarikas, found guilty of corruption in connection with the Paphos’ sewerage system, Sapa.Along with Sarikas, who was mayor between 1997 and 2002, were former Paphos municipal councillors Giorgos Michaelides, Efstathios Efstathiou and Vasos Vasiliou, and sitting councillor Giorgos Shailis.Their lawyers pleaded for leniency on Wednesday. Sentencing will take place on May 19 at 10am.The five faced 61 charges relating to bribes, money laundering, abuse of powe, and conspiracy, but after some charges were dropped, Michaelides was found guilty on 19 charges, Sarikas on six charges, Efstathiou on 14 charges, Vasiliou on seven charges and Shailis on six charges.Prosecutors told the court in the previous hearing that Mokas would initiate procedures to seize assets belonging to the defendants in a bid to take back sums of money proven to have been paid in kickbacks.Former mayor Savvas Vergas and former Sapa director Eftihios Malekkides are already doing six-year prison terms after pleading guilty.They have both returned thousands of euros received in kickbacks.Sarikas’ lawyer, Chris Triantafyllides, told the court that the state had already withheld €40,000 from his client’s lump sum that he received after leaving parliament.The lawyer said his client was planning to appeal the guilty verdict. Triantafyllides said Sarikas had a clean record, noting that his political career was now over.He also mentioned his dire financial situation and a €1.5m debt he had. Arguing that a long time – 14 to 17 years – had gone by since the commission of the offences, Triantafyllides said there should not be a custodial sentence.Christos Hadjiloizou, defending Michaelides, emphasised his client’s bad health. Michaelides has suffered a stroke and a heart attack, and now needs urgent heart surgery.Efstathiou’s lawyer, Savvas Angelides, argued that the state had not prosecuted his client’s collaborators, the contractors, who paid the kickbacks, and who testified against the defendants.It is a fact, Angelides said, that all those who testified had not told the whole truth or withheld facts that were against them.Angelides said his client did not object to the asset seizure order, arguing that this too should be considered among the mitigating factors.Yiannakis Thoma, appearing on behalf of Vasiliou, also stressed the fact that contractors had not been indicted.He too emphasised the number of years that went by and the fact that his client had resigned his post as gynecologist at Paphos general hospital.Thoma also said that his client had been diagnosed with bladder cancer.Shailis’ defence laywer, Costas Shailis, also touched upon the fact that contractors were not prosecuted and his family’s dire financial position.He urged the court to show leniency and separate him from the rest since he had been elected on January 1, 2012.Shailis said his client will be returning property worth €27,000. You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppGet Maximum Privacy with Minimum EffortFigLeaf Beta AppUndoTotal Battle – Online Strategy GameIf You’re PC User This Strategy Game Is A Must-Have!Total Battle – Online Strategy GameUndoClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoTwo arrested in connection with attempted murderUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Health scheme on track minister says

first_imgBy Evie AndreouHealth Minister, Constantinos Ioannou, on Thursday dismissed as nonsense, claims that state hospitals have collapsed but admitting that problems do exist but were on the way to being resolved though hospital autonomy and implementation of the National Health Scheme (Gesy).“Problems do exist. The [hospital] autonomy and Gesy will solve these problems. Until then, we ought to, as government, to take steps to improve the everyday life of Cypriot patients,” he said. Over the last one and a half years, he said, “we have recruited 50 additional doctors in the public sector and two schemes have been approved, which have greatly improved waiting lists.”He added that 70 per cent of the population were beneficiaries of public hospitals but that existing infrastructure could accommodate only 50 per cent.“Therefore, this problem of the imbalance between demand and supply despite the measures we are taking, will be solved by the implementation of the Gesy that will decongest public hospitals,” Ioannou said.At the moment, there is understaffing problem in accident and emergency departments and intensive care units, he said, but that this is not due to inaction on behalf of his ministry.“We have proffered posts for both A&E’s and the ICU and gastroenterology in Nicosia, but with the money we offer as a public service, we cannot find doctors,” the minister said, adding that this problem will too cease to exist after hospital autonomy kicks in as doctors would be offered more attractive contracts.Ioannou on Thursday told the House health committee that the road map for the implementation of Gesy and the administrative and financial autonomy of state hospitals was on track.“There is no delay and we are proceeding with the implementation of the first phase of Gesy which is primary health care, on June 1, 2019,” Ioannou said after the committee meeting.He said that keeping to the timeframes set was also up to parliament and whether they approve regulations on staff, specialist doctors, pharmaceuticals and contributions that are to be tabled soon.He said that contributions to Gesy were approved by cabinet on Wednesday and are to be tabled to the next House plenum for a vote. “Therefore, it is up to parliament to vote them within the timeframes set,” he said.Contributions for phase one of Gesy will come into force in March with wage-earners, pensioners, income-earners, and state officials contributing 1.7 per cent of their income, employers 1.85 per cent, the state 1.65 per cent, and the self-employed 2.55 per cent.From March 1, 2020 – three months before phase two of Gesy kicks in with hospital treatment – wage-earners, pensioners, income-earners, and state officials will start contributing 2.65 per cent of their income, employers 2.9 per cent, the state 4.7 per cent, and the self-employed 4 per cent.As regards hospital autonomy, he said, there have already been announcements inviting express of interest by candidates to fill 17 managerial posts in the state health service organisation (Okyy) which is tasked with overseeing the implementation of hospital autonomy. Within the next two weeks, Ioannou said Okyy’s executive director and the chief financial officer are to be hired.As of January 1, 2019, all civil servants employed in state hospitals will be seconded to Okyy and will be given the option to either sign personal contracts with the organisation or remain as seconded staff.On whether state doctors will opt to sign the private contracts offered to them, Ioannou admitted that some specialties were underpaid but that they would be offered more attractive employment terms to remain in state hospitals.He added that those who will register as general physicians will be offered incentives.Ioannou said that the budget of his ministry for 2019 – to the tune of €650m – is the highest in the last nine years and provides tripling of the funding for equipment as well as extra nurses and doctors in case this is deemed necessary.On whether private doctors would be convinced to join Gesy, Ioannou said that consultations with the medical association (CyMA) and the Health Insurance Organisation (HIO) continue and are expected to be completed within two to three months.A table top exercise prepared by the HIO was given to CyMA last week, he said, on how much 29 specialist categories earn now and how much they would earn under Gesy.“It appears through this exercise that in a Gesy environment all specialties will receive either the same or slightly increased earnings which is very encouraging,” Ioannou said.You May LikeUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoAngels And EntrepreneursRobert Herjavec Announce Venture Could Make You RichAngels And EntrepreneursUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoIsraeli rape suspects freed, woman who alleged assault arrested (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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