CWG probe: Group of Ministers to meet today

first_imgThe Group of Ministers (GoM) looking into corruption allegations related to the Commonwealth Games (CWG) is meeting on Monday. The GoM is being headed by Union Urban Development Minister Jaipal Reddy. The meeting will be attended among others by CWG Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi. The meeting will seek to fix accountability for the irregularities committed by agencies involved in the CWG projects.  The GoM will also look into the work allocated to various government agencies and find out where they failed. It will recommend extending the deputation of some of the senior officers currently attached to the CWG Organising Committee.  The decision to extend the deputation of the officers has been taken to ensure proper documentation of the purchases and payments made by the Organising Committee.last_img read more

Sachithra Senanayake in soup for suspected illegal bowling action

first_imgThe Sri Lankan off-spinner is required to undergo testing within 21 daysSri Lanka off-spinner Sachithra Senanayake has been reported with a suspected illegal bowling action during his side’s seven runs victory over England in the fourth One-Day International at Lord’s on Saturday.Senanayake was reported at the end of the match by on-field umpires Marais Erasmus and Ian Gould, both from the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires, TV Umpire Chris Gaffaney, and Jeff Crowe of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees.Mr Crowe handed over the copy of the report to the Sri Lanka team manager on Sunday.The umpires’ report cited concerns over a number of deliveries that were considered to be suspect.Senanayake’s bowling action will now be scrutinised further under the ICC process relating to bowlers reported in Tests, ODIs and T20Is. The off-spinner is required to undergo testing within 21 days, and, during this period, he is permitted to continue bowling in international cricket until the results of the testing are known.Senanayake has played one test, 33 ODIs and 17 Twenty20 matches for Sri Lanka.last_img read more

10 months agoDONE DEAL: Burnley striker Ntumba Massanka joins Racing White Daring Molenbeek

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say DONE DEAL: Burnley striker Ntumba Massanka joins Racing White Daring Molenbeekby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley striker Ntumba Massanka has joined Belgian third-tier side Racing White Daring Molenbeek on loan until June 30th.The 22-year old had spent the first half of season in the National League on loan at Dover Athletic, before returning to Turf Moor in January.The former Manchester United youngster has also had loan stints with Morecambe, Wrexham and York City since signing a professional contract at Turf Moor in 2015.R.W.D currently sit seventh in the Belgian First Amateur League and play their home games at Edmond Machtens Stadium on the outskirts of Brussels.The striker will be available for the Les Coalises’ match this weekend against RFC Leige. last_img read more

Video: Jim Harbaugh Is Walking The Streets Of Ann Arbor, Mean Mugging With Recruits

first_imgHead coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines reacts during the college football game against the Michigan State Spartans at Michigan Stadium.ANN ARBOR, MI – OCTOBER 17: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines reacts during the college football game against the Michigan State Spartans at Michigan Stadium on October 17, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Spartans defeated the Wolverines 27-23. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Michigan is hosting a contingent of recruits from the South Jersey/Philadelphia area today, including four-star tight end Naseir Upshur. It seems like the prospects are touring Ann Arbor with UM head coach Jim Harbaugh and offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Tim Drevno. Upshur posted a funny video on Twitter, featuring the group walking in Ann Arbor and a quick shot of Harbaugh with his hat pulled low, mean-mugging the camera. Four-star 2016 WR Ahmir Mitchell and four-star 2016 DE Ron Johnson are also shown, as is 2017 offensive lineman Cesar Ruiz.Once again, Harbaugh is a character.walking the Ann Arbor streets with coach Harbaugh— Pop (@NaseirUpshur) June 25, 2015Never change, coach.last_img read more

Guide destiné aux parents pour contrer lintimidation

first_imgLes familles ont une nouvelle ressource pour les aider à reconnaître l’intimidation et à y faire face. Aujourd’hui, 16 août, à Halifax, la ministre de l’Éducation et du Développement de la petite enfance, Ramona Jennex, a parlé du guide destiné aux parents pour contrer l’intimidation et la cyberintimidation lors de la conférence sur la lutte contre l’intimidation « Élevons la voix! ». « Nous voulons que les familles aient l’information nécessaire pour que leurs enfants aient des relations saines et que les écoles soient des endroits sûrs, a déclaré Mme Jennex. Le guide, intitulé L’intimidation et la cyberintimidation : ce qu’il faut savoir, aidera les parents et les tuteurs à reconnaître les comportements intimidateurs, qu’ils soient en personne ou en ligne, et à y faire face. » Les participants à la conférence ont reçu le guide aujourd’hui et les parents en recevront un exemplaire lors de la rentrée scolaire en septembre. « Bien des parents ne savent pas quoi surveiller dans le comportement de leur enfant ou quoi faire si celui-ci fait de l’intimidation, a déclaré Mme Jennex. J’ai hâte de leur fournir cette ressource qui encouragera la conversation et aidera les familles à faire face à l’intimidation à l’école et dans la collectivité. » Tina Hennigar, maman d’un enfant de 12 ans de Mahone Bay, a dit : « Les parents veulent des réponses à des questions difficiles, comme “Qu’est-ce que je dois faire si mon enfant est victime d’intimidation?” et ce qui est encore plus important, “Qu’est-ce que je dois faire si mon enfant est l’intimidateur? « Tous les parents doivent être mis au courant que la cyberintimidation est un acte criminel et que, si leur enfant est un cyberintimidateur, ils peuvent faire l’objet d’une accusation. C’est à nous de rapporter la cyberintimidation et de tenir les gens responsables. » Le guide contient des renseignements sur les causes de l’intimidation, les types d’intimidation, la façon de reconnaître les comportements intimidateurs, la façon dont les parents peuvent aider, et les endroits où s’adresser pour obtenir de l’aide dans le milieu scolaire et la communauté. Debra Pepler, professeur de psychologie à l’Université York et co-fondatrice de PREVNet, qui fait autorité en matière de recherche et de ressources pour la prévention de l’intimidation, a déclaré que la Nouvelle-Écosse avait préparé une excellente ressource pour les parents. Elle a dit que c’était un guide complet, pratique et positif pour les parents qui devaient aborder les questions d’intimidation et de cyberintimidation. Le guide est en ligne à Le site Web a aussi une section pour les parents avec des liens aux organismes et aux programmes qui traitent de l’intimidation, de la sécurité sur Internet, de la santé mentale des adolescents et d’autres enjeux qui touchent les jeunes.last_img read more

EOW arrests bank official in loan fraud case

first_imgNew Delhi: The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Delhi Police arrested a bank official after his involvement was found in fraudulent disbursal of loan.Additional Commissioner of Police (EOW) Suvashis Choudhary confirmed news about the arrest. “After proper investigation, we arrested the one HL Maan (bank official) in the case,” said Addl CP. According to police, a case was registered in the year 2016 on the complaint of the authorized person of PNB in Najafgarh regarding fraudulent disbursal of housing as well as CC loan. Also Read – Gurdwara Bangla Sahib bans single use plastic”During investigation accused borrower, Rajesh Dua and the then chief manager were arrested and charge sheet against them has been filed,” said Addl CP. He further added that during further investigation accused H. L. Maan, native of Ludhiana in Punjab, the then manager credit, who has recommended housing loan, has been arrested onWednesday.Police had registered a case under sections 420/468/471/120-B IPC at EOW police station. According to Delhi Police annual report, during the year 2018, up to 31st December, EOW has handled 3,591 complaints and investigated 1107 cases. Out of this, 3238 complaints were disposed of and 238 cases were finalized during the year. During the year, 144 persons involved in various economic offences werearrested.EOW registered 272 cases during the year.last_img read more

Ontario Liberals take aim at NDP as third party endorsed by teachers

first_imgTORONTO – After months of painting the Ontario election as a two-horse race, the governing Liberals acknowledged another rival Thursday, taking aim at the NDP as the third party was endorsed by a teachers’ union.The Liberals raised questions about an NDP candidate they suggested advocates cutting teacher salaries, while their leader, Kathleen Wynne, attacked the party for its perceived disdain for business.Wynne, who had previously highlighted common ground between the Liberal and NDP plans while stressing a “stark” contrast with the Progressive Conservatives, also said the New Democrats have not explained how they would implement their platform, suggesting only her party could carry out its promises.“The plan that we’re bringing forward, which is an investment in care in this province, is doable. What our plan does is it recognizes, unlike the NDP, that the whole economy is important,” she said at a Toronto hospital, her first campaign stop of the day.“I understand that there’s an ideology on the part of the NDP that says that the private sector is inherently not a good thing. I don’t adhere to that.”Numerous polls have shown lagging support for Wynne and the Liberals contrasted with building momentum for NDP Leader Andrea Horwath and her party.One observer said the sudden shift in strategy is a logical response to the polls, but may suggest the Liberals now see themselves coming in third on June 7.“It’s natural for the Liberals to shift at least part of their attention to the party that’s lapping them,” said Andrea Perrella, director of the Laurier Institute for the Study of Public Opinion and Policy.The Liberals may initially have been reluctant to burn bridges with the NDP in case they won a minority and needed support, but may now fear they won’t form the official Opposition, he said.At the same time, while the NDP appears to be gaining public support, it’s hard to see the party making inroads in cottage country or the Toronto suburbs, Perrella said. The party’s best strategy is likely to recruit new voters, he said.Wynne denied feeling threatened by the New Democrats’ apparent gains in popularity, or by the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario’s endorsement of the party, saying the union’s backing does not mean teachers themselves will vote that way.“We haven’t always had, as a party, the full support of all of the unions or the federations … and individual teachers make their decisions on a riding by riding basis,” she said.The Liberals nonetheless attacked a New Democrat candidate on Thursday, suggesting Marco Coletta favours a 15 per cent reduction to teacher salaries in the province.Horwath said she isn’t aware of Coletta’s comments and said teachers would be “properly paid” for the work they do under an NDP government.She also brushed off Wynne’s suggestion that her party can’t act on its promises.“One of the things that we’re prepared to do that I think Liberals have shown they’re not prepared to do is ask their richest friends and richest corporations to help us pay for the promises that we’re making. To help us pay for things like a better health care system, prescription drugs for everyone, dental care for everyone,” Horwath said.The president of the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario said the NDP earned the union’s endorsement because of its commitment to publicly funded education.Horwath has promised to end standardized testing of students if elected, something the teachers’ union supports.Teachers have had a strained relationship with the governing Liberals for years following a bitter contract dispute with former premier Dalton McGuinty in 2012.— with files from Shawn Jeffords.last_img read more

Atlantic Canadians buying far more weed than rest of country, sales figures show

HALIFAX — Atlantic Canadians are buying far more legal cannabis per capita than Canadians elsewhere in the country, federal figures show.Statistics Canada has released province-by-province sales numbers for the first six weeks of legalization up to Dec. 1.The numbers reveal dramatic differences between provinces.Prince Edward Island tops the list, with residents on average spending $13.83 each on legal pot in six weeks.Nova Scotia came second at $11.34.Newfoundland and Labrador came in third at $8.17, followed by New Brunswick at $6.87.The national figure was $2.65.Cannabis industry expert Deepak Anand said all four Atlantic provinces were well-prepared for legalization and are now reaping the benefits.“A province like New Brunswick came out very early on, and had a very early lead,” said Anand.“They saw not just recreational legalization but medical legalization coming on board, and they gave the whole cannabis file to their economic development ministry, that worked with companies that were producers to try to set up in the province… They were very eager to get ahead.”Elsewhere in the country, Albertans spent $4.53, Ontarians spent $1.54, Quebecers spent $2.53 and British Columbians just 69 cents.B.C. is a special case because of its well-established and widely tolerated grey-market dispensaries, Anand said.“There hasn’t been this aggressive enforcement on existing dispensaries to shut down, though the province has hinted many times that that’s coming,” he said.“There wasn’t that level of enthusiasm in B.C. as we saw in the rest of the country, because cannabis access has been relatively easy in B.C. versus other provinces.”Provinces that had well-developed retail systems open on Oct. 17 brought in much more revenue.Anand said this is because many consumers want in-person advice, and want to be able to see — and smell — the product before they buy.“There is a desire and an intention, and perhaps a willingness to pay a little bit more to go to a store and talk to a person, versus simply buying something online,” Anand said.“They want to go and talk to someone and understand all of its properties and understand what it is going to do, even though there is limited information that stores can give. That human interaction is something that people like.”On Wednesday, P.E.I.’s finance department said that cannabis sales to the end of the year came to $3,509,913.(Global News)The Canadian Press read more

UN rights unit calls Darfur bombardments indiscriminate and inappropriate

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) today described as “indiscriminate” a series of deadly aerial bombardments across the North Darfur region of Sudan and said there were many civilian casualties.OHCHR said it has learned that the attacks – over which United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed deep concern on Wednesday – were carried out near El Fasher, North Darfur with helicopter gunships and Antonov aircraft between 19 and 29 April, killing and wounding civilians and destroying property, school buildings and livestock.“The bombardments appeared to have been indiscriminate and disproportionate, failing to distinguish between military and civilian targets,” Mr. Ban’s spokesperson Michele Montas said. “The disproportionate use of force constitutes violations of international humanitarian and human rights law,” she added. In one incident that was cited by the Secretary-General in his statement, the school in the village of Um Rai was struck by rockets fired from a Government helicopter. Some of the 170 pupils in the school were injured in that attack, with two civilians killed in the attack on the village.The OHCHR spokesman identified four other villages attacked during the period and said more information was being gathered on their consequences.What we do know, he said, is that the attacks have contributed to an already critical humanitarian situation, causing renewed displacement and spreading terror among the civilian population.More than 200,000 people have been killed and 2 million others displaced from their homes in Darfur since 2003 because of fighting between Government forces, allied Janjaweed militias and rebel groups since 2003. 11 May 2007The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) today described as “indiscriminate” a series of deadly aerial bombardments across the North Darfur region of Sudan and said there were many civilian casualties. read more

UN anticrime tsar warns of global reach of organized crime

In his opening remarks to the 18th session of the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, UNODC Executive Director Antonio Maria Costa said that drug cartels are spreading violence in Central America, Mexico, the Caribbean and West Africa. Collusion between insurgents and criminal groups is jeopardizing the stability of West Asia, the Andes and parts of Africa.Kidnapping is widespread around the world, he added, with human trafficking also extending its global reach.Blueprints for tackling organized crime, such as the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and the UN Convention against Corruption, already exist, the Executive Director said.But, he noted, “implementation has been patchy, there is almost no information on world crime and efforts to fight crime have been disjointed,” resulting in countries facing “a crime situation of their own making.”Although the current financial crisis could exacerbate the situation, it could also provide an opportunity to end bank secrecy, close tax havens and boost regulation and compliance measures, he stressed.States’ political will is “mightier than the greed and firepower of criminal groups,” Mr. Costa said, calling for stepped up global cooperation. “Working together does not mean surrendering sovereignty, it means defending it.”The 40-member Commission – which will review methods of crime prevention and the bolstering of criminal justice, as well as ways to fight economic fraud and identity-related crime – will wrap up its session on 24 April. 16 April 2009The head of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) cautioned today that organized crime “has gone global,” posing a security threat to cities, countries and even entire regions. read more

Tickets now on sale for SMMTs 95th Annual Dinner

For further information on tickets and sponsorship, please contact Relish Events on 0808 178 8818 or e-mail Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Following the success of last year’s Annual Dinner, SMMT has announced that tickets are now on sale for this year’s prestigious event. The dinner, which marks the organisation’s 95th annual tradition, will take place on Tuesday 22 November at the London Hilton on Park Lane.SMMT’s new President, Director of GKN plc and Chief Executive of GKN’s automotive business, Nigel Stein, will make an address at the dinner reflecting on what is expected to be another very important year for the sector. With automotive at the forefront of a manufacturing-led economic recovery, it will be a unique opportunity to join members from across industry’s areas of expertise for an evening of networking and discussion. Details of a guest speaker will be released later in the year. read more

MLB to Drop Hammer Alex Rodriguez Faces Long Suspension

More details coming soon. According to several sources, Alex Rodriguez will be suspended by Major League Baseball on Monday. Rodriguez and 12 other players are projected to be suspended for their ties to performance-enhancing drugs dispensed at an anti-aging clinic in Miami, Fla.Officials for MLB are reportedly planning to suspend the New York Yankees slugger for the remainder of the 2013 season and the entire 2014 season—a move that may end Rodriguez’s career.After weeks of reports stating that A-Rod will settle with a lesser punishment, tense deliberations between Rodriguez and commissioner Bud Selig’s office ended Saturday. Selig later said that he would no longer negotiate with Rodriguez, according to one of the sources.Several other sources say that Selig changed his mind about the settlement because he was furious with Rodriguez for telling reporters he would not negotiate.“All this is about money,” one of the sources said. “This shows the selfishness of this guy that he would go to arbitration and force himself back in the clubhouse and subject the team to a season-long media circus.” read more

Full details of Dublin auditions for Star Wars lead roles

first_imgFANCY YOURSELF AS a bit of a Jedi? Handy with a light sabre? Fond of trotting out your Yoda impression?Then this could be right up your street.The makers of the new Star Wars film have announced that they’re coming to Dublin on the hunt for actors to fill two lead roles.The BBC reports that Disney (which owns the Star Wars franchise now) is looking for an “beautiful, smart, athletic” actress to play a girl in her late teens and a “handsome, smart, athletic” man in his late teens or early twenties.The auditions will take place in Filmbase in Dublin 2 on 23 and 24 November. Source: @UKopencallThe roles being filled are those of “Rachel”, an orphaned teen who has been forced to make her way in a dangerous, tough town, and “Thomas” who has “grown up without a father’s influence”.Efforts have been made to disguise a connection between the auditions and the new Star Wars film, but the BBC says it has confirmation that the roles are for the next title in the franchise.Auditions are also taking place in cities across the UK.More: New Star Wars film to be released in 2015 as Disney buys LucasFilm>Read: Bad news… Star Wars isn’t filming in Ireland after all*last_img read more

Former Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond airlifted to hospital in Switzerland following

first_imgThe crash is the third time Hammond has been involved in a serious incident in his time as a presenter.He was left unconscious after being involved in an incident while driving a motorcycle earlier this year.Hammond was  involved in a near-fatal collision in 2006 while filming Top Gear.Read: It looks like these guys have chosen a name for their new €220m car showRead: Jeremy Clarkson: I’m so sorry Top Gear ended like this The cause of the crash is unknown and is being investigated. Share Tweet Email2 Former Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond airlifted to hospital in Switzerland following ‘serious’ car crash Hammond avoided serious injury in the incident. Image: The Grand Tour via Twitter Saturday 10 Jun 2017, 5:48 PM 53 Comments Image: The Grand Tour via Twitter FORMER TOP GEAR presenter Richard Hammond has been involved in a serious crash in Switzerland, but has avoided serious injury.Hammond’s current show – The Grand Tour – released a statement saying he had been involved in the crash while driving a supercar and filming for the second season.“Richard Hammond was involved in a serious crash after completing the Hemburg Hill Climb in Switzerland in a Rimac Concept One, an electric super car built in Croatia, during filming for The Grand Tour Season 2 on Amazon Prime, but very fortunately suffered no serious injury,” the statement reads.“Richard was conscious and talking, and climbed out the car himself before the vehicle burst into flames.“He was flown by Air Ambulance to hospital in St Gallen to be checked over revealing [sic] a fracture to his knee.Nobody else was in the car or involved in the accident, and we’d like to thank the paramedics on site for their swift response. By Cormac Fitzgerald Short URL Jun 10th 2017, 5:48 PM 67,458 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

John Laird Some folks still ignore the value of women in politics

first_imgIsolated cases of colossal cluelessness about women continue to weaken America’s claim to being one of the world’s most advanced societies.Before I trot out the most recent coffee-spewing example of rancid male rhetoric about females, allow me to exonerate Clark County and Washington state from this condemnation.No one around here seems to have noticed, but history was made last Nov. 6 in Clark County’s three main legislative districts. For the first time, a majority of those nine legislators are women: Sharon Wylie, Ann Rivers, Annette Cleveland, Liz Pike and Monica Stonier. Friday I checked with Betty Sue Morris — who served in the Legislature from 1989 through 1996 — and she confirmed that this is the first time five women have represented Clark County’s three major districts.Does this make the delegation better? Not necessarily. It just means the community has reached a milestone in equal representation.At the state judicial level, a milestone was reached on Jan. 14 when newly elected Justice Sheryl Gordon McCloud was sworn in at the Washington State Supreme Court. For the first time, the state’s high court has both a female majority and a female chief justice (Barbara Madsen).Although these accomplishments are unprecedented, they’re not all that surprising. Washington has long been a model state in electing women, starting in 1913 when Frances C. Axtell of Whatcom County and Nena Jolidon Croake of Pierce County joined 95 men in the state House of Representatives.In fact, for 11 years — 1993 through 2004 — Washington ranked No. 1 in percentage of women legislators. We now rank ninth nationally; 30 percent (44 of 147) of the state legislators are women. This information is according to the office of new Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman, one of 15 women serving in that role nationwide.last_img read more

ExxonMobil Enters Preliminary Gas Agreement With AGDC

first_imgDNR commissioner Andy Mack: “This agreement continues to demand that our resources at Point Thomson are developed to the maximum benefit of all Alaskans, and also aligns the state and industry in a new way as the Alaska LNG Project advances.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享ExxonMobil, announced today, that the company has agreed to enter into a preliminary deal to sell its natural gas to the Alaska LNG project. State officials said the details of the agreement with ExxonMobil, including terms for price and volume, are confidential. According to a release from the AGDC it anticipates purchasing ExxonMobil’s share of 30 trillion cubic feet of gas from the two fields. Point Thomson contains approximately 25 percent of the North Slope’s discovered natural gas resources. The Gas Sales Precedent Agreement was signed by the Alaska Gasline Development Corp. and ExxonMobil, while a Letter of Understanding was signed by the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, ExxonMobil and BP to “better align the Point Thomson field production timeline with the Alaska LNG project, which is run by AGDC.”last_img read more

Hike in US visa fee will not affect Indian IT industry Narayana

first_imgInfosys co-founder NR Narayana Murthy on Friday said doubling of H-1B visa fee by the US government will not have an “impact” on domestic IT sector growth.”I don’t think it is an issue at all, $2,000 or $4,000 that doesn’t matter. The important thing is that you have to provide excellent value to customers,” Murthy told reporters after meeting Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.Murthy’s statement is in contrast to the concerns raised by industry watchers who said such a steep hike in work visas would weigh on margins of IT companies.The US government has increased the fee to $4,000 for H-1B visas and $4,500 for L-1 visas. These work permit visas allow companies to hire highly-skilled workers from other countries when there is non-availability of such workers in the US.”These are issues that need to be discussed and I have no doubt at all that value of Indian IT services industry is so high to the US corporations that some of these issues will not come in the way of the growth of the Indian IT industry,” PTI quoted Murthy as saying.The Indian IT sector did not expect such a steep hike in visa fee, though it was prepared for an increase.”I am a foreigner. As far as the US government is concerned, it is their right to take whatever decision they want in the best interest of the US,” Murthy said.Doubling of H-1B visa fee by the US is expected to cost Indian IT companies nearly $400 million. Rise in visa costs will hit the service-based IT companies the most, while it will also affect product development companies.With the US heading for Presidential elections next year, the H-1B visa issue has grabbed the attention of the lawmakers in the country.last_img read more

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first_img Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 10, 2019 Medivis SurgicalAR Gets FDA Clearance Medivis announced that its augmented reality (AR) technology platform for surgical applications, SurgicalAR, has… read more Related Content Technology | Advanced Visualization | June 13, 2019 Materialise Receives FDA Clearance for Cardiovascular Planning Software Suite Three-dimensional (3-D) printing software and solutions company Materialise has received U.S. Food and Drug… read more Feature | Henry Ford Hospital | May 21, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Innovations in Radiotherapy and Radiology at Henry Ford Hospital Henry Ford Hospital thought leaders regularly speak at the radiation oncology and radiology conferences about new res read more News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more November 20, 2014 — Vital Images Inc. introduces Version 6.7 of its Vitrea software, with new features and enhancements to its cardiovascular, neurovascular and oncology applications as well as service, integration and efficiency enhancements. This latest version of Vitrea software, as well as Vitrea.InnerVision monitoring software, will be shown at the 100th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago, Nov. 30 –Dec. 4.Designed with Vitrea’s foundation of ease of use and efficient information access, Version 6.7 features clinical enhancements to its applications with the common theme of increased efficiency and easy access to clinical decision support information. The Image Denoising functionality was enhanced to automatically smooth out uniform tissue while preserving edges, which gives users a clearer view of denoised images.General and integration enhancements include improvements to Vitrea’s STL export functionality, providing flexibility to export from Vitrea for use in 3-D printing capabilities, such as CAD modeling, computational modeling and surgical simulation. Version 6.7 also includes enhancements to partner technologies with Olea Sphere, Visia CT (computed tomography) Lung CAD, Mirada RTX and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Cardiac Suite.Vitrea.InnerVision will be introduced simultaneously with the release of Version 6.7. Vitrea.InnerVision is a software monitoring solution that provides proactive diagnostic and resolution services. It is an enhanced service offering that continuously, remotely and securely monitors the health of Vitrea software and proactively alerts Vital of potential operational issues. The solution requires minimal customer involvement and helps resolve behind-the-scenes software concerns.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 04, 2019 Ann Arbor Startup Launches Augmented Reality MRI Simulator SpellBound, an Ann Arbor startup specializing in augmented reality (AR) tools for children in hospitals, has officially… read more Technology | November 20, 2014 Vital Introduces Vitrea Version 6.7, Vitrea.InnerVision at RSNA 2014 Vitrea.InnerVision allows remote monitoring and diagnostics for Vitrea viewing softwarecenter_img News | Advanced Visualization | July 03, 2019 TeraRecon Unveils iNtuition AI Data Extractor Artificial Intelligence (AI) and advanced visualization company TeraRecon announced its new iNtuition AI Data Extractor… read more A 3-D printed model (left) and a model constructed in augmented reality (right), both of a kidney with a tumor. In both models, the kidney is clear; the tumor is visible in purple on the AR model and in white on the 3-D printed model. Photo courtesy of Nicole Wake, Ph.D. Feature | Molecular Imaging | July 01, 2019 | By Sharvari Rale Transformations in Molecular Imaging Herald Entry to Novel Applications Diagnostic procedures have always been a cornerstone of early prognosis and patient triaging. read more Technology | Artificial Intelligence | June 20, 2019 TeraRecon Receives First-of-Kind FDA Determination for Northstar AI Results Explorer Advanced visualization and artificial intelligence (AI) technology provider TeraRecon has successfully completed a U.S… read more Feature | Advanced Visualization | July 02, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis Augmented Reality Versus 3-D Printing for Radiology Three-dimensional (3-D) printing and… read more Henry Ford Hospital’s ViewRay MRIdian linear accelerator system allows real-time MRI-guided radiotherapy. Shown is the support staff for this system. In the center of the photo is Benjamin Movsas, M.D., chair of radiation oncology at Henry Ford Cancer Institute. Second from the right is Carri Glide-Hurst, Ph.D., director of translational research, radiation oncology. Image courtesy of Philips Healthcarelast_img read more

LINCOLN Neb – About half of the more than 3000

first_img LINCOLN, Neb. – About half of the more than 3,000 known letters penned by Pulitzer-winning novelist Willa Cather have been compiled, digitized and annotated. And soon, they’ll be available online.“The Complete Letters of Willa Cather” will be available Jan. 16 through the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the Lincoln Journal Star reported .Cather graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1895. Her novels told of Great Plains frontier life, and she was awarded a Pulitzer in 1923 for her book “One of Ours.” She died in 1947.In the letters to friends, family and colleagues, Cather describes her process and inspirations while also expressing frustrations and doubts.“Through the letters, there are thousands and thousands of details no one knew before,” said Andrew Jewell, the archive’s editor.The journey to use Cather’s unpublished and private papers to add context to her published works began three years ago. The process was aided by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and in co-operation with the Willa Cather Foundation in Red Cloud, a Nebraska town that served as a backdrop to Cather’s work.Researchers began collecting Cather’s letters, which were held at Harvard College, private collections in Vermont and elsewhere across the U.S. A team of about 14 editors and contributors made digital copies of the letters, then transcribed and annotated the pieces. The process involved carefully examining Cather’s handwriting and deciphering her use of nicknames.“That was a big learning curve,” said Emily Rau, a graduate student and an assistant editor at the archive.The team then created an encyclopedia of short biographies about the people, places and works Cather referenced in the letters.New letters will be periodically added to the database over the next few years, Jewell said.___Information from: Lincoln Journal Star, by The Associated Press Posted Jan 3, 2018 7:31 am PDT Last Updated Jan 3, 2018 at 12:00 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Pulitzer-winner Willa Cather’s letters to be made publiclast_img read more

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