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first_imgMONTREAL — Quebec liquor board employees say they’ve reached an agreement in principle with their employer.The union representing the employees announced the news at about 8 a.m. on Saturday morning and it was quickly confirmed by the Crown corporation.A spokeswoman for the union declined to comment on the agreement, which has not yet been ratified by the 5,500 members.Employees have held ten different strike days since mid-July.The one-day strikes forced the temporary closure of many of the province’s liquor stores, although some remained open and staffed by management.The employees have been without a contract since March 2017.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

first_imgBefore his passing in 2011, legendary E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for Little Kids Rock, a leading nonprofit provider of free musical instruments and lessons to underprivileged public school students across the United States. In an effort to honor his legacy and continue supporting the charity, The Jean Shop has been selling leather “Big Man” bracelets online, raising more than $12,500 this summer.The funds will allow Little Kids Rock to serve at least 750 new children with free instrumental music lessons this school year.“We are overwhelmed by the generosity of Mr. Clemons’ fans,” says David Wish, Little Kids Rock’s founder and executive director. “It is a privilege to be able to honor the ‘Big Man’s’ legacy each year while also providing music education to our nation’s disadvantaged youth. Adding his fans’ support to that equation makes it all the more special.”Little Kids Rock honors Clemons annually at its Right to Rock Celebration by presenting the “Big Man of the Year Award” to an artist who embodies the values of generosity and service that reflect the “Big Man’s” legacy and Little Kids Rock’s ideals.Last year, his E Street bandmate Steven Van Zandt and his wife Maureen introduced Clemons’ wife Victoria, who presented the award to Lady Gaga. The pop star’s presence was a complete surprise to the crowd of more than 300 guests and donors.This year, Little Kids Rock will celebrate its 10th anniversary at the Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom in New York City at its fourth annual Right to Rock Celebration on Tuesday, October 16, 2012. The “Big Man of the Year” has not yet been announced, but that has not stopped fans from going online to show their support by purchasing a bracelet. The bracelets bring fans closer to their departed hero, who wore one throughout the promotion of his book, “Big Man, Real Life & Tall Tales.”Proceeds from the bracelet sales and the Right to Rock Celebration will go toward providing free instruments, curriculum and lessons to thousands of students in disadvantaged public school districts nationwide that have seen their music programming decimated due to budget cuts.“More than 50 percent of kids who play an instrument go on to college, yet music education programs at the inner city public schools who need them most continue to be hit hard with budget cuts,” Clemons once noted. “Little Kids Rock has responded to this problem in a really big way and made a positive impact on the lives of literally thousands of low-income students who wouldn’t have otherwise had the opportunity. I strongly encourage those who are in a position to do so to support their cause and spread the word about this inspirational program.”Buy your Big Man bracelet while supplies last at littlekidsrock.org/bigmanbracelet.Tickets and sponsorship opportunities for the Right to Rock Celebration are still available, and include dinner, drinks, souvenirs and corporate brand placement. Reserve your seats today at littlekidsrock.org/RTR-Signup.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

first_imgAPTN National NewsLast Wednesday, a third land-claim agreement negotiated under the British Columbia treaty process became law.It was a triumph for members of the Yale First Nation, but it major troubles also loom as a result over a fishing spot used by both Yale and their neighbours to the south.The two First Nations have been brawling, sometimes literally, over a portion of the Fraser River for decades.To add to the confusion some argue that they are the same people and a court case has been launched to prove just that.APTN’s Rob Smith has this story.last_img read more

Rabat – International media widely reported on Meghan Markle’s fashion choices during her visit to Morocco with husband, Prince Harry, as the pregnant duchess quickly establishes herself as a fashion icon.Day 1Meghan stepped off the plane on Saturday, February 23, at Casablanca airport in full glamor, wearing a red Valentino cape dress, worth an estimated £600. The accessories she chose heavily added to the outfit’s price tag, with her crossbody bag, also Valentino, costing £1,360. Meghan’s leather heels cost £510, and she also wore £1,341 earrings and £405 gloves, bringing the total cost of the outfit to £4,216.Day 2On the second day of the visit, the British royal couple visited an NGO, Education for All, in the Atlas Mountains, and Markle opted for a more casual look, a blazer and jeans. However, even Markle’s more dressed-down look cost a total of £1,945, with the most expensive piece being her £395.34 Alice + Olivia blazer. Photo credit: Getty.That evening, Markle wore her most glamorous piece of all to a reception at the British ambassador to Morocco’s residence. She turned heads in a custom Dior kaftan, estimated to have cost a whopping £90,000.Photo credit: Getty.Markle accessorized the dress with £590 lambskin heels and a £1,389 satin clutch, both also Dior. To add some extra sparkle to the look, she added £7,000 Birks Snowstorm diamond earrings. The total outfit had a jaw-dropping price tag of almost £100,000.Day 3The third and final day of the visit was packed for the couple, with three outfit changes for Meghan. The day began with a visit to the Royal Federation of Equestrian Sports followed by a cooking demonstration with internationally-acclaimed chef Moha Fedal. The duchess opted for another casual outfit, pairing a Breton shirt with jeans and heeled boots. The simple yet elegant outfit cost approximately £3,000.Photo credit: Getty.That afternoon, the couple visited the Andalusian gardens. Markle’s simple outfit of a black high-low hem dress and a crisp white blazer was the most economic of all her outfits, with a price tag of £584.Photo credit: Getty.The visit came to a close with an intimate visit to King Mohammed VI’s official residence for tea. Markle wore another show-stopping custom gown by Venezuelan fashion designer  Carolina Herrera. The flowing blue chiffon gown has an estimated price tag of £3,000.Photo credit: GettyRead Also: Pregnant Duchess Meghan Markle Wears Red Dress to Honor Morocco read more

The head of the decision-making body of the United Nations World Health Organization today stressed the importance of rapid, world-wide sharing of knowledge on diseases, as he opened the annual policy meeting in Geneva, Switzerland.“In a globalized world, health issues present new challenges that go far beyond national borders and have an impact on the collective security of people around the world,” Paulo Ivo Garrido, Minister of Health of the Republic of Mozambique and the President of the 59th World Health Assembly told the Assembly.Issues to be discussed by participants include avian and pandemic influenza, polio and smallpox eradication, malaria and tuberculosis control, health systems and progress in the use of medicines.“To handle new and emerging diseases, the most important issues are how to get the relevant information to the most peripheral level of health workers and how to increase access to knowledge regarding the preventive and control measures for populations at large,” Mr. Garrido told the Assembly.In this context, he said the strength of multiple players – governments, international organizations, the corporate sector and civil society – must be leveraged to improve global response.The World Health Assembly, which is attended from 193 Member States, will run through 14 May. 14 May 2007The outgoing chair of the decision-making body of the United Nations World Health Organization today stressed the importance of rapid, world-wide sharing of knowledge on diseases, as he opened the annual policy meeting in Geneva, Switzerland. read more

The election practice in Sri Lanka is not fair, the Asia Network for Free and Fair Elections (ANFREL) said today.Money politics, weak political parties and violence still mar democratic elections in Asian countries, Asia Network for Free and Fair Elections (ANFREL) chairperson Damaso G. Magbual said at a press briefing in Bali, the Jakarta Post reported. According to Magbual, political parties’ weaknesses could be clearly seen in the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Cambodia, citing as an example that politicians in the Philippines changed political parties “as fast as they change their clothes”. As an example, Magbual said, candidates in Nepal and Sri Lanka could spend 15 times their annual salaries to participate in elections — a bad precedent that could discriminate qualified people from taking part in the democratic process. “The laws in those countries don’t provide limits on how much money the candidate can spend. This is not a fair election practice,” he said during the Asian Electoral Stakeholder Forum III at the Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel in Bali. “This practice is bad. Political parties are supposed to define policies and propose programs to government. If [politicians] keep changing political parties, it means that political parties stand for nothing,” Magbual stressed, adding that Asian countries could take an example from India where candidates who leave their political parties must forfeit their seats.Meanwhile, violence in the implementation of elections still occurs in Cambodia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and the Philippines. He cited that previously, politicians in Cambodia had tried to intimidate and eliminate other potential candidates in the upcoming 2017 election. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Quoting the humanitarian agencies, the UN Advance Mission in Sudan (UNAMIS) said today that about 16,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) have fled this week from around the North Darfur town of Thabit, where they had gathered after their own nearby town of Tawila was attacked by rebels late last month.On Wednesday, Sudanese Government forces clashed in Thabit with members of the Sudan Liberation Movement/Army (SLM/A), one of two rebel groups to take up arms against the Government early last year in protest against the distribution of economic resources in Darfur.More than 1.8 million people have had to flee their homes and become internally displaced within Sudan or crossed the border into neighbouring Chad because of the fighting between Khartoum, the rebels and pro-Government militias.UNAMIS said humanitarian agencies were negotiating with Sudanese authorities about finding a new site for many of the IDPs who have fled Tawila and now Thabit and begun arriving near Abu Shouk, where a large camp already exists.The population in Tawila remains relatively steady at about 2,000 to 3,000, although some IDPs who were living near the town have been forced to scatter because of the continuing fighting in the area.Fresh clashes in South Darfur have forced the relocation of some non-governmental organization (NGO) staff from the area around the town of Marla. UNAMIS said the condition of whereabouts of 10,000 IDPs in the Marla area remain unknown. read more

In a statement on Tuesday, the High Commissioner expressed her “serious concern” that the Guatemalan Congress had taken steps to approve an amendment to legislation that has been in force since the 1996 peace accords, which was crucial to ending 36 years of violent clashes between Government and mainly rural insurgents.This in effect means complete impunity for all those involved in some truly horrendous violations, including crimes against humanity – UN rights chief, Michelle BacheletIf adopted, the amendment will see dozens of people in jail for enforced disappearances, summary executions, sexual violence and torture, freed within 24 hours. Before the amendment can be adopted, Congress must approve it following three separate readings.Ongoing investigations into abuse will also be halted, Ms Bachelet said. “This in effect means complete impunity for all those involved in some truly horrendous violations, including crimes against humanity,” she said, warning that such a move risked reopening “old wounds” and could “destroy victims’ trust in the State and its institutions”.Some 200,000 people are estimated to have died during Guatemala’s civil war, according to the UN human rights office (OHCHR). In November, it welcomed the conviction of a former Guatemalan soldier involved in the infamous Dos Erres massacre of indigenous Maya villagers.OHCHR said that the ruling against Santos López Alonso was “an important step” for transitional justice in Guatemala, although he was one of only six military personnel to have been convicted, amid the frequent use of injunctions to stall the trials of high-level officials.“I am also deeply worried that if this amendment is approved, it may lead to retaliation against all those courageous victims, witnesses, judges, public prosecutors, lawyers and organizations who have been promoting justice for past crimes in Guatemala,” Bachelet said.The UN rights chief highlighted that international standards establish limits regarding the adoption of amnesties for the most serious crimes, and pointed out that they are “incompatible with State obligations to prosecute grave violations of human rights.” read more

OSU junior safety Vonn Bell (11) dives toward the end zone after interception in a game against Minnesota on Nov. 7. OSU won, 28-14. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo EditorThe number of vacancies on the Ohio State depth chart keeps growing, as the count of starters not returning has climbed to 16 on Tuesday with Vonn Bell’s declaration for the NFL draft. “I have decided to make myself eligible and enter the 2016 NFL Draft,” the junior safety said in a press release through the university.  “It has been an honor and a privilege to play at the best university in the country, to play for the best coach in the country, and to help bring the 2014 national championship to The Ohio State University and the best fans in the country.”A two-year starter for the Scarlet and Gray, Bell finishes his career in Columbus with 176 total tackles, nine interceptions and two fumble recoveries. In the Fiesta Bowl against Notre Dame on New Year’s Day, the Rossville, Georgia, native recorded a pair of tackles. Bell found his way to the end zone twice in 2015, the first on a 14-yard fumble recovery against Hawaii and the second on a 15-yard interception return versus Minnesota. In what turned out to be his final collegiate season, the 5-foot-11 Bell received first-team All-American honors by the Associated Press. Bell’s announcement comes just hours after redshirt junior wide receiver Michael Thomas announced his plans to turn pro, as well. The duo joins seven other OSU underclassmen who have declared for April’s draft. In addition to the nine underclassmen leaving Columbus, seven starters that were seniors will no longer be with the program in 2016. Bell’s declaration is likely to be the last one for coach Urban Meyer’s Buckeyes, as all the players rumored to be mulling to turn pro have done so thus far. Bell’s draft projection varies amongst analysts but many have him graded as a second- or third-round pick. “My time here has been very special to me and my family,” Bell said in the release. “And I thank all Buckeye fans for their love and support.” read more

first_img 22,054 Views A MAN HAS been released from hospital having been injured while constructing a roller coaster in Cork.The man was injured after part of the ride landed on him at the Funderland site on the Tramore Road in Cork.It is understood that the man fell from a vehicle and the piece of metal landed on him shortly after. Emergency services attended the scene and took the man to Cork University Hospital.While it was reported that the man was in a critical condition, Funderland this evening said he had been released from hospital.“We are delighted to announce that our employee has been discharged from Cork University hospital after his fall this morning.”A spokesperson for the Health and Safety Authority said that inspectors had been sent to the scene earlier today.Read: Black box from Rescue 116 recovered Friday 24 Mar 2017, 7:23 PM 11 Comments Short URL By Paul Hosford Mar 24th 2017, 7:23 PM Share Tweet Email2 center_img A roller coaster at Funderland in 2009. Image: Sasko Lazarov/RollingNews.ie Image: Sasko Lazarov/RollingNews.ie Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article http://jrnl.ie/3305806 Man injured while constructing roller coaster in Cork He has been released from hospital. A roller coaster at Funderland in 2009.last_img read more

first_imgL’orque qui a tué sa dresseuse retournera-t-il dans l’océan ?Floride, États-Unis – Le 24 février dernier, un tragique accident faisait la Une des médias : Tilly, une orque dressée et présentée au public au parc marin SeaWorld d’Orlando, tuait Dawn Brancheau, une soigneuse de 40 ans. Déjà impliqué dans deux autres décès, Tilly est aujourd’hui au centre d’une polémique opposant responsables du parc et associations de défense des animaux. La mort de Dawn Brancheau relance le débat sur la vie des cétacés en captivité, soulevant en particulier le problème de leur dressage à des fins de divertissement. Car un bassin, aussi grand soit-il, est-il vraiment un lieu de vie adapté pour ces animaux sauvages ? Comme les orques, dauphins ou belugas souffrent de leur captivité. De nombreuses études ont ainsi déjà prouvé que celle-ci réduisait leur espérance de vie. Le cas de l’orque est particulier et rendu plus complexe encore par les mœurs de cette espèce prédatrice. En captivité, ce cétacé pouvant atteindre 7 tonnes peut en effet se révéler dangereux, voire mortel pour l’Homme, comme l’ont prouvé les récents événements d’Orlando.Le cas de Tilly relance aujourd’hui la polémique. Alors que de nombreuses associations de protection des animaux réclament sa remise en liberté, dans un vaste enclos permettant de le garder sous surveillance, les responsables du parc SeaWorld affirment vouloir continuer à travailler avec l’animal. Pour eux, Tilly serait “en danger” dans un milieu naturel qui lui est inconnu. Son système immunitaire ne serait notamment pas assez fort pour affronter les virus et bactéries que l’orque ne manquera pas de rencontrer dans le milieu marin. Tilly retrouvera-t-il l’océan ? Rien n’est moins sûr. Peut-être n’aurait-il tout simplement pas dû le quitter, comme ses congénères arrachés au milieu naturel dans le simple but de divertir. Interdire la vie en captivité des cétacés pourrait en effet permettre d’éviter de nombreuses tragédies, tant du point de vue humain que de celui du bien-être animal. À lire aussiDes lions, des buffles et un accident de voiture occupée par des touristesDécouvrez Tilly, dans une vidéo d’ABC News traitant du sujet (en anglais) : https://www.maxisciences.com/orque/sauvez-tilly-qu-039-adviendra-t-il-de-l-039-orque-du-seaworld-d-039-orlando_art6111.html Le 2 mars 2010 à 13:15 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_imgETNA — When Fred Schulz and David Couto want to diagnose whatever’s ailing the aged machinery inside the Cedar Creek Grist Mill, they stop what they’re doing and listen.Their favorite, fancy cider press was clunking rhythmically on a recent morning, which meant that mechanical superintendent Schulz had some filing-down to do on the new cutter head he’d installed. This shredder-type press was made in the late 1800s by the Hocking Valley Manufacturing Company, an Ohio agricultural firm, and it’s an impressive piece of engineering — but anything that old is going to need maintenance, Schulz said.Minutes later, Couto manned the mill’s central wheel while keeping an eye on the brightness of a bulb hanging from the ceiling; when it was just so bright but no brighter, Couto knew he was running the wheel at the right speed. But he wondered: “Is this thing growling? Do we need to add some grease?” Schulz came over and the two men tilted careful ears toward the mechanism before determining that it was singing smoothly.“Working with machinery of this era is more art than science,” said Couto, president of the 300-member Friends of the Cedar Creek Grist Mill organization. “You develop a feel for it.” After several months of apprenticeship, that is — and in Couto’s case, one broken drive belt.If you don’t have quite that long, stop by the Cedar Creek Grist Mill on Saturday anyway. You’ll get a feel for running at least some of this artistic machinery — and you’ll learn about all of it — as the mill hosts its annual “cider squeezin’” festival.last_img read more

Elton John Reportedly Reworking Classic Lion King Soundtrack

first_img Elton John Bringing Back Classic ‘Lion King’ Songs elton-john-reportedly-reworking-classic-lion-king-soundtrack Elton John Reportedly Reworking Classic ‘Lion King’ Soundtrack Email Estimates hint that licensing fees and royalties for the new song versions could net the GRAMMY winner as much as $13 millionBrian HaackGRAMMYs Nov 30, 2017 – 5:58 pm In preparation for the forthcoming Disney live-action remake of The Lion King, Elton John is reworking several of his GRAMMY-winning and -nominated songs from the soundtrack to the original, animated version of the story, first released in 1994.Two songs John wrote for the original film, “Circle Of Life” and “Can You Feel The Love Tonight,” earned him a total of five nominations at the 37th GRAMMY Awards, with both songs earning nods for Song Of The Year and Best Song Written For A Motion Picture Or Television, and “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” taking home the GRAMMY for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.Multi-GRAMMY winner and current nominee Beyoncé and current nominee Donald Glover were announced earlier this month to be voicing the lead roles of Nala and Simba, respectively, and the New York Daily News confirmed this week that Beyoncé has been working closely with John on orchestrating new versions of the beloved songs.Disney’s live-action remake of The Lion King is expected to hit theaters everywhere in summer 2019.Florence Welch To Release Book Of Lyrics & PoetryRead more Twitter News Facebook last_img read more

first_imgLegislative Finance Division Director David Teal speaks during a House Finance Committee meeting in February 2017. A report by the division said the state will have to pay $200 million more next year to provide the same level of services. (Photo by Skip Gray/360 North)Some candidates for governor and the Legislature say they’ll cut the state budget next year. A recent report by the Legislature’s analysts shows why that may be difficult — the state will have to pay more next year for the same level of services as this year.Listen nowThe state budget this year includes several items that will raise costs by $200 million next year, according to the Legislative Finance Division. They’re the experts who provide nonpartisan budget analysis for lawmakers.David Teal, the division director, said the report lets lawmakers know that some of the things the Legislature did this year can’t be repeated.“It’s a heads-up to the finance chairs and to other legislators that what they did with one-time money, etc., in the prior session can leave some holes,” Teal said.The biggest hole will be from Medicaid. This year’s budget includes $50 million less than the program is projected to cost. Teal said there isn’t much state officials can do to avoid this cost.“If you’re eligible and you go get medical services, the state’s obligated to pay those costs,” Teal said. “And you can’t simply tell someone: ‘Spend less,’ because … the bureaucrats don’t control the costs.”The second biggest budget hole is from the pension obligation. Based on the latest numbers, the state should contribute $38 million more next year to shore up government and school workers’ pension funds.Another problem is that the Legislature won’t be able to draw on some funds that it used this year. An example is a program that has phased out: the Alaska Comprehensive Health Insurance Fund. There was more than $30 million left in this fund that the Legislature used to pay for other costs. Teal said this was understandable.“We’re not pointing any fingers at anyone for doing these things,” Teal said. “Some of them are perfectly normal, you know, good ways to spend money. They’re just not repeatable.”Sitka Republican Sen. Bert Stedman asked for the report. He’s the chairman of the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee. He said the report makes the true size of the budget clearer.“If you can’t clearly see the problem, it’s difficult sometimes to get the correct solution,” Stedman said.Stedman said the report highlights the challenge of cutting the budget.“So the likelihood of the Legislature going in and removing required expenditures … well, it’s going to be politically challenging – put it that way,” Stedman said. “And we haven’t had that discussion yet in the Legislature.”The report points out an even bigger challenge for balancing the budget in the future. In addition to paying out the $200 million spelled out in the report, it would cost nearly $900 million more to pay the full permanent fund dividends under the formula in state law.Teal noted that the Legislature passed a law drawing from permanent fund earnings to pay for state government services.“As soon as we begin drawing from the earnings of the permanent fund and using them for government services, then the dividend competes with those other government services,” Teal said. “There’s no difference mathematically between paying dividends and spending money on K-12 or Medicaid.”Here’s the 10-page report.last_img read more

first_imgFebruary 18, 2015 2 min read BlackBerry ratcheted up its fight with Ryan Seacrest’s Typo Products LLC, filing a new complaint that alleges that the company’s new keyboard case for the iPhone also infringes on its patents.Last March, the Waterloo, Ontario-based smartphone pioneer won an injunction against the first iteration of the Typo case made for some of Apple’s iPhone devices. BlackBerry is now seeking another injunction to halt sales of the redesigned Typo 2 case as well.BlackBerry, in a new complaint filed with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Monday, alleges that the company’s redesigned Typo 2 case for the iPhone 5, 5s and iPhone 6 models, also infringe on its patents, disputing the start-up’s claims to the contrary.Earlier this month, the court ordered Typo to pay BlackBerry $860,600 in sanctions, plus attorneys’ fees and costs as it said that Typo had blatantly violated the court’s initial injunction.At the time, a spokeswoman for Typo said the court order had no impact on its TYPO 2 product currently in the marketplace, or its other planned product releases.Typo was not immediately reachable for comment on the latest complaint. BlackBerry declined to comment on the matter.”Just as they did with the Typo Keyboard, defendants have again copied numerous proprietary BlackBerry designs and patents in the Typo2 Keyboard,” said BlackBerry in its complaint.The new BlackBerry complaint is case no. 3:15-cv-715 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.(Reporting by Euan Rocha; Editing by Alan Crosby) This story originally appeared on Reuters Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Register Now »last_img read more

first_imgGet the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailRoadworks that were set to close two roads in a Staffordshire Moorlands village for 18 days have now been cancelled – with the work set to take place elsewhere on the network. Severn Trent planned to shut Hollow Lane and Ostlers Lane in Cheddleton for most of February while work on the water pipes was carried out. However the company has now decided it will instead carry out work on roads on the villages St Edwards Park estate. A Severn Trent spokesman said: “To ensure customers in Cheddleton continue to enjoy a reliable water supply, we need to replace aging water pipes in the area and replace them with brand new ones. “Our original plan was to carry out the work on Ostlers Lane and Hollow Lane. However, we have revisited these plans and this will now take place on West Drive and Wall Lane Terrace, beginning on Monday February 18, lasting for three weeks. Read MoreTeenager from ‘wealthy background’ tried to smuggle drugs into music festival   “To carry out this vital work, we will need to put in place temporary traffic lights, in order to keep our teams, pedestrians and road users safe. We’re sorry for any inconvenience this will cause.” The 16a bus, which transports pupils from the village to Westwood High in Leek, was due to be diverted as a result of the closures.last_img read more

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first_imgTechnology | September 23, 2011 GE Unveils New Ultrasound Technologies for Voluson Expert Platform News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Related Content News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 05, 2019 Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an ambulatory… read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 31, 2019 Studies Confirm Clinical Value of ShearWave Elastography for Liver Fibrosis Evaluation SuperSonic Imagine announced the publication of the results of its prospective multicentric clinical study conducted in… read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems September 23, 2011 – GE Healthcare announced the availability of HDlive and Volume Speckle Reduction Imaging (SRI) for women’s health imaging products within its Voluson Expert series platform. These innovations are being showcased for the first time in the United States at the 2011 International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG) congress, Sept. 18-22 in Los Angeles. HDlive is one of the new rendering tools on the new rendering engine on the Expert series platform, providing anatomical realism and increasing depth perception. The imaging capability can help medical professionals achieve a deeper understanding of relational anatomy, enhance diagnostic confidence and improve patient communication. This is available on the Voluson E8 and E8 Expert. Instead of single slice imaging, Volume SRI utilizes volumetric, multi-plane imaging to enhance the speckle reduction in clinical images. The tool improves 3-D/4-D image quality in multi-planar studies and rendered mode, and also provides an enhanced smoothing effect on rendered images. New advanced transducer technology complements the latest hardware additions. Optimized for OB/GYN purposes, the following 2-D and 3-D/4-D probes enable quality images across a wide range of general and specialized exams: · RAB6-D – This new ultra-light volume transducer is 40 percent lighter than the previous version. Its ergonomic design provides high image quality in 2-D and 3-D/4-D while sitting comfortably in the operator’s hand. · C4-8-D – This new wideband transducer features a high frequency and small footprint, providing high-resolution obstetrical images during each trimester.For more information: www.gehealthcare.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more The ScanTrainer transvaginal simulator is one example of Intelligent Ultrasound’s simulation technologies. News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 26, 2019 Intelligent Ultrasound Group Collaborating With the National Imaging Academy Wales Artificial intelligence (AI)-based ultrasound software and simulation company Intelligent Ultrasound Group plc (AIM:… read more last_img read more

YVR airport issues manhunt for Ryan Reynolds and heres how you can

first_img VANCOUVER — As the comic book hero Deadpool, Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds is used to being chased by bad guys. But how will he handle being pursued by one of Canada’s busiest airports?Vancouver International Airport has launched a hilarious new social media campaign aimed at getting Reynolds, arguably Vancouver’s most famous native son, to be its official ambassador.Help Craig find Ryan! Quote tweet this and tag @VancityReynolds to be entered to win a $2500 travel voucher. #FindingRyan pic.twitter.com/PFOSNcWsdi— Vancouver Airport (@yvrairport) July 15, 2019The 2.5-minute video, launched on YVR’s Twitter account on July 15, shows YVR president and CEO Craig Richmond narrowing down a list of celebrities with his communications team.Carly Rae Jepson was eliminated due to her “wishy-washy” lyrics (“Call Me Maybe?” says Richmond, “We’re the #1 airport! Call me!”), and so was Seth Rogan, who’s already spoken for after teaming up with Vancouver’s Translink in 2018. Michael Bublé, another famous Vancouverite, was also mentioned as a last resort but Richmond angrily vetoed him for being “too perfect” and “too handsome”.More news:  Venice to ban cruise ships from city centre starting next monthWith no one else to turn to, Richmond mindlessly started doodling an image of Deadpool when the idea finally hit him: Ryan Reynolds!After being told by his team that Reynolds, world-famous actor and now gin distiller, is much too famous for YVR, Richmond promises to “go out and convince Ryan Reynolds to be the spokesperson for YVR”, but he’s going to need the public’s help to do it.The #FindingRyan campaign, which aims to spread the word that YVR is a community-based, not-for-profit airport, invites Twitter users to retweet YVR’s video and tag Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) for a chance to win a $2,500 travel voucher.Who knows how many retweets it would take for Deadpool to say yes, but we are certain of one thing: it’ll be the perfect partnership for Mr. VancityReynolds himself!via GIPHY Posted by Tags: Ryan Reynolds, YVR << Previous PostNext Post >> Travelweek Group center_img YVR airport issues manhunt for Ryan Reynolds and here’s how you can help Wednesday, July 24, 2019 Sharelast_img read more

first_img Parents, stop beating yourself up LIMA, Peru (AP) – Peru’s Supreme Court has reduced the murder sentence of former spy chief Vladimiro Montesinos along with the sentences of 15 members of a military death squad also convicted in the killings of 25 people in 1991 and 1992.President Ollanta Humala criticized Friday’s decision and his justice minister, Juan Jimenez, called it “an embarrassment for the country.”The court’s decision, which is not subject to appeal, reduced the sentence for Montesinos from 25 to 20 years. The panel also ordered former military intelligence chief Alberto Pinto freed immediately. He had been sentenced to 15 years in 2010. Comments   Share   Sponsored Stories The court ruled that the killings, including of an 8-year-old boy, did not amount to crimes against humanity but rather murders.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements New high school in Mesa lets students pick career pathscenter_img Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk Top Stories 3 international destinations to visit in 2019last_img read more

first_img Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of 5 ways to recognize low testosterone Since 2014, the region has recorded 64 cases of the disease in wild boar, and 11 in domestic swine.In January 2014, Russia banned EU pork imports following four cases of African swine fever found in boar on the Lithuanian and Polish borders with Belarus.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish authorities say they will cull about 5,800 pigs to prevent the spread of African swine fever.Veterinarians are checking 274 pig farms in eastern Poland, near the border with Lithuania and Belarus, for compliance with sanitary requirements to prevent the spread of the disease. Unlike swine flu, it doesn’t affect humans.The pigs are expected to be culled by the end of July, and no pig breeding will be allowed there through 2018. Polish authorities said Tuesday that the farmers will get compensation.center_img New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Sponsored Stories Top Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Comments   Share   last_img read more