Brahimi en route to New York to brief Security Council on multinational

Mr. Brahimi, Secretary General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, is expected back in the region sometime next week, UN officials said. In Kabul, Deputy Special Representative Francesc Vendrell was scheduled to hold a series of meetings, including with Hamid Karzai, the designated head of the new interim administration.

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UN celebrates 50 years of invaluable contributions by women to human space

The United Nations today commemorated the first space flight by a woman over 50 years ago and the contributions by women to that endeavour since then, hailing these “trailblazers” as powerful role models for young women and men worldwide. It was on 16 June 1963 that cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman to fly into outer space aboard the Vostok-6 spacecraft, making history in a 70-hour flight during which she orbited the Earth 48 times.“This milestone heralded the beginning of the contribution by women to human space flight,” Mazlan Othman, Director of the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), said at a news conference in Vienna to mark 50 years of Women in Space.Since then, Ms. Othman said, nearly 60 women from Canada, China, France, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States have gone into space, “many of them trailblazers like Ms. Tereshkova; all of them powerful role models for young women and men who follow in their steps.” Joining Ms. Tereshkova at the event were Roberta Bondar, the first Canadian woman in outer space; Chiaki Mukai, the first female Japanese astronaut; and Liu Yang, the first Chinese woman taikonaut.Noting other milestones, Ms. Othman said that 18 June will mark the 30th anniversary of the first US woman in space, Sally Ride. In 1984, Svetlana Savitskaya conducted the first spacewalk by a woman. Sunita Williams, commander of Expedition 33 in 2012, holds the record for the longest single space flight by a woman. Women astronauts have also served as the Mission Commander for both Space Shuttle and Space Station missions. In 2007, Peggy Whitson became the first female commander of the International Space Station.“These are just a few accomplishments,” said Ms. Othman. “And for every woman that has flown into space there are hundreds serving on the ground in almost every sector of space activities.”Speaking at a panel held yesterday by the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS), Ms. Tereshkova encouraged more women to take part in space programmes. “A bird cannot fly with one wing only. Human space flight cannot develop any further without the active participation of women,” she stressed. “More women should actively participate in space flight. There are many well educated women working in the space industry, they are very good candidates,” she added at today’s news conference. At yesterday’s session of the Committee, the Director-General of the UN Office at Vienna, Yury Fedotov, highlighted the value of women space explorers for future generations. “Space science and technology have made important contributions to areas as diverse as health and disaster management to climate change mitigation and development. The discussion here today makes clear that the peaceful and beneficial use of space relies not only on cooperation between States, but the equal participation of women and men.” read more

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Womens volleyball knocks off defending national champion Nebraska

Sophomore setter Taylor Hughes (left) and senior middle blocker Taylor Sandbothe (right) block an attack from Northwestern on Sept. 28, 2016, at St. John Arena. Credit: Jenna Leinasars | Assistant News DirectorIn a seemingly “David-meets-Goliath” battle, the No. 19 Buckeyes traveled to Lincoln to take on the No. 1 Nebraska Cornhuskers. Nebraska owned a 28-game winning streak and an undefeated season heading into Saturday night’s match. After four sets of play, OSU celebrated one of the biggest upsets in its school history, defeating the defending national champions, 3-1. Saturday marked the first time that the Buckeyes have beaten a No. 1 team while on the road. Prior to Saturday, the Buckeyes held a 1-2 record in the Big Ten, coming off of a three-set sweep against Northwestern in OSU’s home opener on Wednesday. The Cornhuskers, holding a perfect record so far in 2016, hadn’t seen a loss since Oct. 24 of last year against Big Ten opponent, Wisconsin. Freshman outside hitter Bia Franklin saw her first conference play start.Play stayed close, until the Cornhuskers began to inch away mid-way through the set after a handful of blocks. The Buckeyes weren’t able to counter Nebraska’s play and dropped the set, 17-25. It was the Cornhuskers who jumped out to an early lead in the second set, but that’s when the Buckeyes’ offense took off. One by one, OSU slammed down kills to even up the score. By the time the score flashed 20-18 in the Buckeyes’ favor, Nebraska coach John Cook had seen enough and took a timeout. A Cornhusker kill came out of the break, and then OSU coach Geoff Carlston followed suit with his own timeout. With the score at 21-19 OSU, junior outside hitter Luisa Schirmer went to work offensively. In the last six points, she accounted for a pair of kills and an ace to seal the set victory, 25-21. The score would be tied 13 times in the third set. Identical to the second, the Buckeyes would take the lead at 20-19 off of a kill by senior middle blocker Taylor Sandbothe. She followed that with another kill, an assisted block and a service ace all before the set’s end at 25-21. OSU would go into the fourth with the 2-1 advantage over the No. 1 Cornhuskers. Earlier in the week, sophomore setter Taylor Hughes said that Nebraska had everything to lose and she and her fellow Buckeyes had nothing to lose, prior to the match. Little did she know at the time, the Buckeyes would have the defending champs on their heels. With the momentum in their favor, the Buckeyes went on a six-point run to overtake Nebraska before tallying the score, 19-8. The Cornhuskers couldn’t handle the pressure from OSU and toppled over to take their first defeat of the season to the tune of a service error and a final set score, 25-13. Hughes led the Buckeye offense with a .500 hitting percentage. She also added 41 assists. Schirmer contributed 16 kills, followed by Sandbothe with 12 kills and seven blocks. Sandbothe leaped up in the record books after Saturday’s performance and now holds the second place spot in career blocks with 481. She’ll need just under 40 more to capture the school record. Freshman defensive specialist Camry Halm led the defense with 14 digs. After Saturday’s match, OSU has won on the road against Nebraska three consecutive times and has come out on top in four of the last five meetings. OSU will continue its Big Ten play against No. 18 Michigan State in East Lansing, Michigan, on Friday. read more

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GPL rolls out multibilliondollar network for East Coast villages

The Guyana Power and Light Incorporated (GPL) has started the rollout of a multi-billion-dollar upgrade to the electricity distribution network for villages on the East Coast of Demerara (ECD).Speaking at a community outreach with residents of Buxton and neighbouring communities, at the Buxton Secondary School last  evening, acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the power company, Renford Homer said the project is part of the wider Power Utility Upgrade Programme (PUUP) and is aimed at providing a higher quality of service to its consumers.Renford Homer, acting CEO of GPL“It’s not just about what’s happening in Buxton/Friendship. This is a programme that has been identified to help our company in improving the quality of service. This has come about because there has been a long recognition that our network is quite aged but more importantly because as a company we are always challenged financially because of the intense cost of generating electricity,” Bowen told the gathering of residents.The renovation to the East Coast distribution network is part of an approximately US$65 million utility upgrade funded equally by a grant from the European Union (EU) and a loan from the Inter American Development Bank (IDB). According to the Department of Public Information, the project among other things will see the use of distribution boxes and insulated wires, to minimise the instances of illegal connection that cause disruptions to the power distribution network; and smart meters to allow for more frequent, accurate readings without the need to visit a consumer’s premises.According to the CEO acting, the upgrade which targets an overall 85 communities, will be rolled out in four phases, namely excavation and pole planting, stringing of conductors, electrical installation, and installation of smart meters.“This is just one phase of a project that is expected to span approximately 830km of new and upgraded cable and it’s also meant to see overall an average of about 58,000 meters being equipped with more modern electronic metres,” Homer explained.GPL advises that during phase two and three, there will be extended periods of outages and asks that consumers bear with them.The contract for the execution of the PUUP was awarded to China National Machinery Import and Export Corporation/China Synergy Electric Engineering Company (CMC/CSEEC). The local subcontractor is Ramoutar and Sons Contracting. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedFour new GPL sub-stations to be builtSeptember 2, 2016In “Local News”New initiative coming to reduce electricity theftSeptember 2, 2016In “latest news”GPL: Mechanisms in place to prevent ‘fairy light’ connectivityDecember 20, 2016In “latest news” read more

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Transforming productivity performance and competitiveness

first_imgThe Canada Mining Innovation Council (CMIC) along with partners from across Canada, submitted a proposal to the Government of Canada’s Innovation Supercluster Initiative in 2017. The objective was to transform the mining sector’s productivity, performance, and competitiveness by tackling the shared global challenges of water, energy, and environmental footprint, with bold targets of a 50% reduction in each area by 2027. Unfortunately, the proposal was not selected to receive Government funding.Nevertheless, this initiative was a turning point for the mining sector. It sparked an enthusiastic response from members of the mining innovation ecosystem that witnessed an unprecedented level of collaboration among members.The CMIC, its supporters and members remain committed to transforming Canada’s mining industry by advancing the innovation dial forward and pivoting to a modernistic, mining company-led approach.Several mining companies that originally pledged significant funding to the Supercluster initiative have united and indicated they will retain portions of those commitments for innovation projects that directly address significant reductions in energy, water and environmental footprints.In the coming few months, the CMIC will be working closely with member mining companies to identify and then select a few key projects to be launched in Q2-Q3 of this year.Matching external funding (potentially from a Government of Canada program) will also be welcomed to help achieve these goals provided that industry criteria and timelines are met.last_img read more

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La caille camoufle ses œufs en fonction de leur couleur

first_imgLa caille camoufle ses œufs en fonction de leur couleurDes chercheurs écossais ont montré expérimentalement que chez la caille du Japon, dont la teinte des œufs varie d’une femelle à l’autre, la mère prend soin de pondre sur un sol de couleur appropriée, où ses œufs ont le moins de chance d’être aperçus par des prédateurs. La caille du Japon (Coturnix japonica), qui niche au sol, est devenue experte dans l’art de camoufler ses œufs, lesquels revêtent un aspect visuel bien à eux : très mouchetés chez certaines pondeuses, ils sont moins tachetés ou encore presque unis chez d’autres femelles. Cet art du camouflage a fait l’objet d’une étude expérimentale menée par George Lovell et Karen Spencer, de l’Université de St Andrews (Écosse).À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Au cours de leurs travaux, ces chercheurs ont donné à des femelles élevées en laboratoire et sur le point de pondre le choix entre 4 substrats de couleurs différentes sur lesquels nicher. Il s’est avéré que la plupart des cailles choisissaient de pondre sur le milieu le plus à même de dissimuler leurs œufs, là ou l’effet produit par les couleurs et les contrastes du milieu ambiant et de l’œuf rendaient les contours de ce dernier plus difficiles à distinguer.”Non seulement les œufs ont un camouflage [intrinsèque par leur couleur], mais les oiseaux choisissent pour les pondre un substrat qui optimise ce camouflage. En outre, cette optimisation semble spécifique à chaque individu. (…) Les oiseaux savent a quoi leurs œufs ressemblent, et peuvent faire des choix [en termes] de ponte qui minimisent la prédation”, a déclaré George Lovell dont l’étude est publiée dans Current Biology. Le 27 janvier 2013 à 14:27 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Minister Thompson says Grand Bahamians Must Become Business Innovators

Minister Thompson says Grand Bahamians Must Become Business Innovators

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, September 29, 2017 – Grand Bahama – In wake of powerful hurricanes, Minister of State for Grand Bahama in the Office of the Prime Minister, Senator Kwasi Thompson says The Bahamas is learning a very painful lesson on why the economy must be diversified.   Tourism alone, he said, is not enough.In opening the first Business-to-Business Expo at Pelican Bay resort on Thursday morning, Minister Thompson said that his office was mandated to focus on the economic revitalization of Grand Bahama and the Expo aligns with fulfilling that task, which he hopes will generate much needed growth within Grand Bahama’s broken economy.“The Government has a focused strategy to improve our economy here in Grand Bahama,” said Minister Thompson.   “But we are painfully aware of our current state of affairs here in Grand Bahama.   Therefore we must ensure that local businesses and entrepreneurs are in a position to provide the ancillary services to our anchor companies within the Industrial sector.  And that’s what a forum like this Business-to-business Expo is all about.”The Minister for Grand Bahama told Expo attendees that the revitalization of Grand Bahama will require a pluralistic approach, a part of which will include focusing on some big matters – like the opening and redevelopment of the Lucayan Strip, or focusing on iconic properties like Xanadu and Royal Oasis.   These, he said, are being aggressively pursued.He said it will also require improving Grand Bahama’s means of doing business, as well as actively marketing Grand Bahama as a place to do business in the technology industry.   He noted that the focus will now have to be on not just tourism, but on maritime and manufacturing.“This seminar is only one component in our overall strategy,” said Minister Thompson.   “So, while we want new businesses to come to Grand Bahama, we also want to ensure that businesses are able to take advantage of every opportunity that already exist here in Grand Bahama.“I want all of these anchor businesses and industrial companies to fulfill their duty, by ensuring that they indeed use the businesses that are represented in this room.   If a Grand Bahama business or entrepreneur can provide the service at a reasonable price, give them the contract.“Today is not the end, but the beginning, as we shall be following up, fully expecting and demanding that wherever possible, local businesses be provided with the opportunity.   This has to be a continual dialogue.   This exercise must also be results driven and the results must be that more Grand Bahamians are given opportunities in Grand Bahama.”Minister Thompson pointed out that the success of the inaugural Expo had nothing to do with the number of people who showed up, but rather would depend upon how many local businesses benefit from the Expo.He challenged all of the business owners and representatives in the room that within six months there should be at least an additional five businesses that received additional opportunity as a result of what was done at the Expo.“The Government’s role is that we are committed to making it easier for businesses to do business,” Minister Thompson added.   “The government is also committed to making it easier to be able to partner with international persons in order to make your business successful.“So, I encourage all of you to be innovative in your approach to doing business.   The sad thing is, we in Grand Bahama can no longer expect that an opportunity is going to drop in our laps.   We live on an island that demands that opportunities sometimes have to be created. So, be creative, be innovative, take initiative, adjust yourself, find a problem to solve and if you do that, you will find a new business, which you can open and be successful.“We are moving towards an era of entrepreneurship, ownership, partnership and civic engagement. As we continue to work towards making Grand Bahama the center for industry and innovation and the industrial hub it is destined to be, it is important that we embrace new ways of doing business.”By: Andrew Coakley (BIS)Photo Captions:  OPENS EXPO – Minister of State for Grand Bahama in the Office of The Prime Minister, Senator Kwasi Thompson was the keynote speaker at the official opening of the first Business-to-Business Expo at Pelican Point resort on Thursday, September 28, 2017.  The concept of the Business-to-Business Expo was born in the Office of the Prime Minister in Grand Bahama.  (BIS Photo)ASKING A QUESTION – Senator Kwasi Thompson, Minister of State for Grand Bahama asks a question of a panel of executives from the Grand Bahama Shipyard, during question and answer period of the Business-to-Business Expo, Pelican Bay Resort on Thursday, September 28, 2017.(BIS Photo) Related Items:last_img read more

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Griezmann reminds everyone that Atletico is still in La Liga

Griezmann reminds everyone that Atletico is still in La Liga

first_imgEven though the elimination against Girona was painful for Atletico Madrid, striker Antoine Griezmann wanted to remind everyone they are still in La Liga.Despite last Wednesday’s Copa del Rey elimination for Atletico Madrid against Girona, this shocking setback doesn’t stir Antoine Griezmann from the main two objectives this season.The Colchoneros began the season with a clear goal, which is to fight for La Liga and most importantly, the Champions League.The continental tournament’s final will take place at the new Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid, a unique opportunity for all Atletico fans that the club doesn’t want to pass and they are still determined to get all the way to the last stages of the competition.But fortunately for them, the Colchoneros are also still in the fight to win La Liga this season and they are far from finished despite last Thursday’s heartbreak.Manager Diego Simeone did send a hopeful message after the match, one that struck a nerve amongst the players and possible will help them forget this sour moment sooner rather than later.Such a tight schedule of games don’t leave any time to delve into what happened, Atletico Madrid has a new commitment on Saturday when they visit Huesca for La Liga.🏆🏧 @AntoGriezmann, winner of @futbolmahou’s #Jugador5EstrellasATM Award for December, on the match against @SDHuesca: “We hope to get the three points.”#AúpaAtleti pic.twitter.com/YtkFM5zbyb— Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) January 18, 2019The Colchoneros are currently second placed on the table with 38 units, they are only five points behind FC Barcelona who have 43.Diego Simeone’s players are currently not able to indulge themselves into slacking off, they have a very complicated visit on Saturday and they simply can’t drop off any more points if they want to still consider themselves title contenders.Despite the main objective being the Champions League this season, even the players are aware that fighting for La Liga is just as important.“We are okay, we are still fighting for the first position in La Liga but there are many matches still ahead and we have to see where we end up by the end of the season,” said Griezmann as quoted by Diario Sport.“We have to keep working hard, we have to win every single match we have left and we can’t leave any points behind.”“Each away match is always complicated because the rival tends to park the bus, plus we always have their supporters pushing their squad.”Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“We have to grow stronger and hopefully, we can get the three points at Huesca,” he added.El trofeo #Jugador5EstrellasATM de diciembre en el @Atleti ya ha sido entregado a @AntoGriezmann ¡Enhorabuena! ⚽️🏆 pic.twitter.com/bnPoe2OMS5— Fútbol Mahou (@futbolmahou) January 18, 2019Although the Colchoneros are not feeling quite happy for the elimination, even manager Diego Simeone wanted to let the players know that they all need to change the chip now and they can’t waste any more time.Atletico Madrid has a recent poor history with eliminations of this nature, they recently got eliminated in last season’s Champions League by modest Qarabag in the Round of 16 but they were able to recover by winning the Europa League.In past seasons, the two times European Cup finalist was already eliminated by Rubin Kazan in the UEFA Europa League and once again by Celta de Vigo in Copa del Rey.The latest from last Wednesday, just adds up to the dark history of Diego Simeone as the Atletico Madrid manager.The biggest hope is that this new setback doesn’t affect the other competitions, ‘Cholo’ is only hoping that he can have the patience this season for anything that comes his way.Because let us not fool ourselves, if Atletico Madrid doesn’t get to at least compete for the two competitions they have left with honor, there is a big chance that the club’s board of directors decide to sack Diego Simeone for next season.🎥 | #ATMFLASHSimeone, Koke and Correa spoke after the #AtletiGirona match.#AúpaAtleti pic.twitter.com/tCTe7UjJwh— Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) January 16, 2019Which of the two remaining competitions can Atletico Madrid win by the end of the season? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

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AK HipHop Message Encouraging DrugFree Lifestyle Resonating With Dillingham Youth

first_img(Courtesy Samuel Johns)Samuel Johns grew up in the community of Copper Center surrounded by drugs and alcohol. After years of struggling with alcoholism, he is now sober and trying to make it as a musician who blends Athabascan culture with modern hip hop.Johns is traveling to villages across the state to perform and talk about living a drug free life. And it’s a message that seems to be resonating with kids in Dillingham.Download AudioStudents in Dillingham are squeezed into the plastic blenches in the high school gym on a recent Thursday afternoon as Samuel Johns plays his skin drum. He warns the students that he can get pretty loud singing traditional songs but its all part of the show.“When I preform for some of the kids they look scared, especially some of the white kids, I’ll just be like, aahhh, and they’re like is he going on a war path right now? What is he doing?” he said.Johns is trying to inspire kids to preserve traditional culture. But also close to his heart is a mission to convince rural kids to avoid addiction and curb domestic violence.(Courtesy Samuel Johns)Johns spent years drinking, growing up in the Copper Center. He says he regrets the time he lost just parting away his days. He never graduated from high school.“That’s what I am trying to talk to the kids about, not wasting that time and get going right now,” Johns said.He speaks to the students about his personal experience with substance abuse and drug dealing.“I am ashamed of selling weed because I could have lost my daughter. I could have lost my home,” Johns said. “Luckily, that never happened with me. And I feel like now I have the platform to tell my story, to tell people, hey this is what I went through.”The kids are intrigued by the traditional singing but as soon as Johns begins to rap they get out their phones to record and take photos.“That’s the first time I’ve ever heard of a rapping native,” Sophomore Dorothy Bavilla said. “It’s very surprising and very cool and I think he really got the message out there.”(Courtesy Samuel Johns)Johns’ message also resonated with 8th grader Kate Gomez.“Him rapping about culture and domestic violence, just standing up for things really inspires me to help other people,” she said.Johns frequently raps about his native heritage. He sees himself as a link to where the kids are today and where the elders used to be.“When I talk about traditional music, I try to tell them, this right here, our traditional culture, our traditional values, it’s survived for thousands of years for a reason, not for it to end right now,” Johns said. “And now, I feel like I am in a position to build that bridge to have our kids see that our culture is cool.”Johns sees the problem of addiction as a threat to native culture. He says his ancestors used to be like superman, they were strong and pure.“But alcohol, drugs, food, unhealthy food. It’s crippling our way of life. It’s crippling what our ancestors past down for so many years,” Johns said. “Alcoholism, drug addiction, any type of addiction is really our kryptonite for the way we used to be.”Johns hopes his music, in at least some small way, will help to change that.Johns doesn’t want kids to simply become a fan of his music, he hopes to inspire them to become leaders in their own communities. Johns believes his music allows him to connect with Alaska students in a meaningful way.“I see the kid with hides on,” he said. “Who else has hides on? Just you? Alright, he knows style.”last_img read more

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ACC13 CVIS Enhancements — McKesson Cardiology

ACC13 CVIS Enhancements — McKesson Cardiology

first_img CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) scanner on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting in July. It is aimed at cardiology office based imaging and was released this past spring at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.The system has removable tablets on each side of the scanner where the tech can adjust the machine, review scout scans and trigger the scanner. The idea is to improve workflow and allow the tech to remain at the bedside longer to be with the patient, rather tucked away in a remote control room using an intercom.The entire system is built into the gantry seen here, so there is no need for extra equipment in a closet, cabinet or server tower.It comes in a 128 slice configuration with 4 cm of anatomical coverage per rotation.It uses the Stellar detector and tin filtration to eliminate low energy photons and help lower dose. It can be programmed to aid workflow by automatically removing bone, create cured planar reconstructions, lung CAD and other post-processing features so more time can be spent on reading scans. The scanner also comes with a HeartFlow FFR-CT starter pack.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Radiation Oncology View all 91 items Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA, discuss some of the most important clinical topics at the 2019 AHRA Annual Meeting and how the association plans to help its members embrace technological change in the coming years. Among the main focuses at the meeting were clinical decision support (CDS), artificial intelligence (AI) and the use of data analytics to improve equipment and personnel performance. Watch the VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes, an interview with Colorado State University graduate research assistant Nate Bachman at AHRA 2019. Enterprise Imaging | July 08, 2019 VIDEO: Building the Right Team for Enterprise Imaging Success — Part 1 ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with Don Dennison, healthcare IT consultant and Chris Roth, M.D., associate professor of radiology, vice chair, information technology and clinical informatics, and director of imaging informatics strategy at Duke University Medical Center, about how to find the right people to deploy a successful enterprise imaging strategy. Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2019 meeting in July. The system was pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval at AHRA, but received FDA 510(k) clearance in early August 2019.The system features a 33-inch aperture, large enough to place a wheelchair inside. It can be rotated 90 degrees in either direction and the deck can be parked in any position, making it easier for patients to get on and off the 660-pound weight table. The FluoroSpeed X1 offers controls that are ergonomic for technologists, with duplicate controls on each side for either a left- or right-handed tech. The machine also has a large aperture to allow swallow studies.The FluoroSpeed X1 comes equipped with a 17 x 17-inch dynamic digital X-ray detector (FPD) in the table bucky, allowing it to both be used for fluoroscopy as well as radiographic exams.Read more about the FluoroSpeed X1:Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Find more news and videos from AAPM. Recent Videos View all 606 items Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the name-sake of the Agatston score used in CT calcium scoring. He explains the history of the scoring system from the early 1990s and the evolution of CT technology for cardiac imaging. The latest American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 cholesterol guidelines now include the use of CT calcium scoring, which was a big topic at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. Find more SCCT news and videos Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the name-sake of the Agatston score used in CT calcium scoring. He explains the history of the scoring system from the early 1990s and the evolution of CT technology for cardiac imaging. The latest American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 cholesterol guidelines now include the use of CT calcium scoring, which was a big topic at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. Advanced Visualization | April 01, 2019 VIDEO: The GE iCenter Looks Toward the Future of New Technologies GE Healthcare goes beyond core equipment maintenance to help clients solve some of their most important asset and clinical performance challenges through digital solutions. Radiation Therapy | December 06, 2018 Technology Report: Patient-centered Care in Radiation Therapy Radiation therapy has become increasingly effective and safe as vendors continue to innovate technologies that benefit the patient. At ASTRO 2018, this patient-centric approach was exemplified and demonstrated not only in ways that match treatments to patients, but in how technologies can adjust to patient movement and anatomical changes, and to increase the precision of treatments. ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr showcases several new technologies that are helping to advance this field.For additional patient-centered care coverage, see:Conversations with Greg Freiherr: The Accuray PhilosophyASTRO Puts Patients First Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos Breast Imaging | April 18, 2019 VIDEO: Age, Interval and Other Considerations for Breast Screening In a keynote lecture at the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI)/American College of Radiology (ACR) 2019 Symposium, Diana Miglioretti, Ph.D., dean’s professor of biostatistics at UC Davis Health, discussed risk-stratified breast cancer screening and its potential to improve the balance of screening benefits to harms by tailoring screening intensity and modality to individual risk factors.Read the article “How Risk Stratification Might Affect Women’s Health”Read the article “FDA Proposes New Rules for Mammography Reporting and Quality Improvement”Watch the VIDEO: A Discussion on Proposed FDA Rules for Mammography Reporting Related Artificial Intelligence ContentTechnology Report: Artificial Intelligence 2017VIDEO: RSNA Post-game Report on Artificial IntelligenceVIDEO: AI in Tumor Diagnostics, Treatment and Follow-upVIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Help Reduce Gadolinium Dose in MRIVIDEO: AI, Analytics and Informatics: The Future is Here Artificial Intelligence | July 22, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Machine Learning to Automate Radiotherapy Treatment Planning Leigh Conroy, Ph.D., physics resident, University Health Network, Princess Margaret Cancer Center, Toronto, Canada, explains how her center is using machine learning to automate treatment plans. The center is one of the first to use the RayStation machine learning treatment planning system for radiation oncology. She spoke at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos Related content:itnTV “Conversations”: The Accuray Philosophy Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McCollough, Ph.D., director of the Mayo Clinic CT Clinical Innovation Center, professor of medical physics and biomedical engineering and the 2019 president of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), shares her insights on the latest advances in computed tomography (CT) imaging technology. She spoke at the 2019 AAPM meeting. She also did an interview at AAPM on her president’s theme for the 2019 meeting – VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care.Find more news and videos from AAPM. AAPM | July 29, 2019 VIDEO: Trends in Medical Physics at the AAPM 2019 meeting Mahadevappa Mahesh, Ph.D., chief of medical physicist and professor of radiology and medical physics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, and treasurer of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), explains some of the trends in medical physics and new features of the AAPM 2019 meeting. Watch the related VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care — Interview with AAPM President Cynthia McCollough, Ph.D., at the 2019 AAPM meeting. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | January 08, 2016 RSNA Technology Report 2015: MRI Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2015. Below is related MRI content:RSNA Technology Report 2015: Magnetic Resonance ImagingRecent Advances in MRI TechnologySoftware Advances in MRI TechnologyAdvances in Cardiac Imaging at RSNA 2016Recent Trends and Developments in Contrast MediaComparison Chart: MRI Wide Bore Systems (chart access will require a login, but is free and only takes a minute to register)Comparison Chart: MRI Contrast Agents(chart access will require a login, but is free and only takes a minute to register)Comparison Chart: Cardiovascular MRI Analysis Software(chart access will require a login, but is free and only takes a minute to register) Artificial Intelligence | April 02, 2019 itnTV “Conversations:” What is Edison? At RSNA 2018, GE Healthcare formally presented Edison as the company’s new applications platform, designed to speed the delivery of precision care.  Computed Tomography (CT) | January 08, 2016 RSNA Technology Report 2015: Computed Tomography Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of computed tomography (CT) advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2015. The video includes Freiherr during his booth tours with some of the key vendors who were featuring new technology. Information Technology | April 15, 2019 itnTV “Conversations”: Vital Images Helps Build Infrastructure for the Future Vital Images has developed a strategy that allows its customers to capture revenues that are otherwise missed while building the infrastructure for the future. In an interview with itnTV, Vital Images executives Larry Sitka and Geoffrey Clemmons describe how the company has reconciled this vision of the future with near-term realities. Interventional Radiology | June 26, 2019 VIDEO: How Alexa Might Help During Interventional Radiology Procedures Kevin Seals, M.D., University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Health, interventional radiology fellow, is working on a research project using smart speakers such as the Amazon Echo and Google Home to create a new method for accessing information on device technologies in real time in the interventional radiology (IR) lab. Operators can use the conversational voice interface to retrieve information without breaking sterile scrub. The technology uses using natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning to rapidly provide information about device sizing and compatibility in IR.Seals spoke at the 2019 Radiology AIMed conference in Chicago in June. Find more SCCT news and videos Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes Nate Bachman, graduate research assistant in the Human Cardiovascular Physiology Lab of the Dept. of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University, describes how he and fellow researchers used multiple types of cardiac imaging to evaluate the health of athletes who compete in endurance events lasting six hours or more, and what the results may suggest for future screening.Watch the VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019, an interview with AHRA President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA. Technology Reports View all 9 items ACC.13: CVIS Enhancements – McKesson CardiologyVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 4:27Loaded: 0.00%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -4:27 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2019 meeting in July. The system was pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval at AHRA, but received FDA 510(k) clearance in early August 2019.The system features a 33-inch aperture, large enough to place a wheelchair inside. It can be rotated 90 degrees in either direction and the deck can be parked in any position, making it easier for patients to get on and off the 660-pound weight table. The FluoroSpeed X1 offers controls that are ergonomic for technologists, with duplicate controls on each side for either a left- or right-handed tech. The machine also has a large aperture to allow swallow studies.The FluoroSpeed X1 comes equipped with a 17 x 17-inch dynamic digital X-ray detector (FPD) in the table bucky, allowing it to both be used for fluoroscopy as well as radiographic exams.Read more about the FluoroSpeed X1:Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System AAPM | July 29, 2019 VIDEO: Efforts to Define the Roles of Medical Physicists and Assistants for Regulators Brent Parker, Ph.D., DABR, professor of radiation physics and medical physicist at MD Anderson Cancer Center, explains how the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) is creating guidelines to better define the roles of non-physicist assistants. He said there is a lack of state regulatory oversight for medical physicists or their assistants, partly because there are no guidelines from the medical societies. AAPM has created a series of policy statements to better define these the roles and requirements for all of these positions. Parker said the goal is to give state regulators the the definitions needed to create oversight guidelines. He spoke on this topic in sessions at the AAPM 2019 meeting. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Molecular Imaging View all 22 items Technology Reports | April 01, 2018 Technology Report: Artificial Intelligence 2017 ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of artificial intelligence advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2017 annual meeting.  AI was by far the hottest topic in sessions and on the expo floor at RSNA 2017. Here are links to related deep learning, machine learning coverage:Why AI By Any Name Is Sweet For RadiologyValue in Radiology Takes on Added Depth at RSNA 2017VIDEO: Key Imaging Technology Trends at RSNA 2017VIDEO: Deep Learning is Key Technology Trend at RSNA 2017VIDEO: Machine Learning and the Future of RadiologyVIDEO: Expanding Role for Artificial Intelligence in Medical ImagingHow Artificial Intelligence Will Change Medical Imaging Digital Radiography (DR) | October 05, 2016 Technology Report: Digital Radiography Systems Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of digital radiography (DR) advances at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2016 meeting. Read the article “The Coming Push for DR.”  Watch a technology report sidebar video on new DR Systems technology. Digital Radiography (DR) | October 05, 2016 Agfa Highlights its DR Solutions Agfa highlights how its digital radiography (DR) systems capture analytics data to help improve management of the radiology department, show ROI on DR investments, and explains how its image processing software works.  Read the article “The Coming Push for DR.”  Watch the video “Technology Report: DR Systems.” Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA, discuss some of the most important clinical topics at the 2019 AHRA Annual Meeting and how the association plans to help its members embrace technological change in the coming years. Among the main focuses at the meeting were clinical decision support (CDS), artificial intelligence (AI) and the use of data analytics to improve equipment and personnel performance. Watch the VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes, an interview with Colorado State University graduate research assistant Nate Bachman at AHRA 2019. Artificial Intelligence | March 28, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence – GE Builds AI Applications on Edison Platform GE launched a new brand that covers artificial intelligence (AI) at the Radiological Socoety of North American (RSNA) 2018 meeting. The company showed several works-in-progress, including a critical care suite of algorithms and experimental applications for brain MR. Each is being built on GE’s Edison Platform. Related Articles on Y-90 Radiotherapy:Current Advances in Targeted Radionuclide TherapyA Look Ahead in Targeted Radionuclide TherapyRadioactive Bead Therapy Now Used for Head, Neck TumorsNCCN Guidelines Recommend Y-90 Microspheres for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Treatment McKesson highlighted enhancements to its cardiovascular information system (CVIS) version 13. The system offers new modules for electrophysiology, inventory control and aids interoperability for better change capture and data mining. For more information, visit www.allaboutCVIS.com Conference Coverage View all 396 items Nuclear Imaging | August 24, 2017 VIDEO: Implementing CZT SPECT Cardiac Protocols to Reduce Radiation Dose Randy Thompson, M.D., attending cardiologist, St. Luke’s Mid-America Heart Institute, Kansas City, explains protocols and what to consider when working with the newer generation CZT-SPECT camera systems for nuclear cardiology. He spoke during the 2017 American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) Today technology update meeting. Watch the related VIDEO “PET vs. SPECT in Nuclear Cardiology and Recent Advances in Technology.” Read the related articles “Managing Dose in PET and SPECT Myocardial Perfusion Imaging,”  and “Advances in Cardiac Nuclear Imaging.” Find more news and videos from AAPM. Enterprise Imaging | March 27, 2019 VIDEO: GE Healthcare’s CCA Analytics Provides Governance for Enterprise Imaging GE Healthcare Centricity Clinical Archive (CCA) Analytics, shown at RSNA 2018, works directly with the vendor neutral archive (VNA), allowing users to evaluate clinical, financial and operational processes across the healthcare system. The analytics solution shows how all of the different components of the archive and all of the imaging sources — departments, facilities and modalities — are working across the enterprise. 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., FACC, assistant professor of medicine and radiology, associate program director, advanced cardiac imaging fellowship, University of Utah, explains what radiologists and cardiologists need to know what is needed from CT imaging prior to ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation (AF) and ventricular fibrillation (VF). He spoke at a joint session of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the 2019 SCCT meeting.  Artificial Intelligence | July 12, 2019 VIDEO: The Economics of Artificial Intelligence Khan Siddiqui, M.D., founder and CEO of HOPPR, discusses the economic advantages and costs presented by artificial intelligence (AI) applications in radiology, as well as potential strategies for healthcare providers looking to add AI to their armamentarium, at the 2019 Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting. Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos Find more SCCT news and videos Enterprise Imaging | January 14, 2019 Technology Report: Enterprise Imaging 2018 In Enterprise Imaging 2018: Balancing Strategy and Technology in Enterprise Imaging, ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of enterprise imaging advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2018 annual meeting. Radiology Imaging View all 288 items Information Technology | April 17, 2019 itnTV “Conversations”: Creating an Interoperability Strategy With Intellispace Enterprise Edition as the foundation, Philips Healthcare is connecting facilities and service areas within enterprises, while developing standards-based interoperability that preserves customers’ investments and best of breed systems.  CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. It was designed specifically for cardiac imaging and so has a very compact footprint so it can be used in an office setting or small room. It offers a fast gantry rotation speed to freeze cardiac motion and has large enough anatomical coverage to view the scan the entire heart in one rotation.One of these systems was recently installed at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, where they have an extensive structural heart program. Read more about this intall.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Radiation Oncology | May 13, 2019 Patient-first Innovations from Accuray at ASTRO 2018 At ASTRO 2018, Accuray showcased new patient-first innovations, including motion synchronization on Radixact, and the new CK VoLO, a fast optimizer on the CyberKnife system. Andrew Delao, senior director of marketing for Accuray, highlights the new features. Videos | Cardiac PACS | March 22, 2013 ACC.13: CVIS Enhancements — McKesson Cardiology center_img Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos Nuclear Imaging | August 24, 2017 VIDEO: PET vs. SPECT in Nuclear Cardiology and Recent Advances in Technology Prem Soman, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at the Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh, and president-elect of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), explained advances in PET and SPECT imaging and the learning curve involved in reading scans from the new CZT SPECT cameras. Watch the VIDEO: Trends in Nuclear Cardiology Imaging, an iknterview with David Wolinsky, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at Cleveland Clinic Florida. Read the related article “Advances in Cardiac Nuclear Imaging.” Find more news and videos from AAPM. Radiation Therapy | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Creating a Low-cost Radiotherapy System for the Developing World Paul Liu, Ph.D., post-doctoral research associate, Image X Institute at the University of Sydney, Australia, explains how his center is working on a low-cost radiation therapy system for the developing world. The Nano-X system will use a fixed linac gantry and rotate the patient around the beam. This would lighten the weight of the system, reduce the need for room shielding, and cut the number iof moving parts to lower costs and ease maintanence. Liu spoke about the project in sessions at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Cardio-oncology | March 22, 2019 VIDEO: Characterization of Cardiac Structural Changes and Function Following Radiation Therapy Magid Awadalla, MBBS, is an advanced cardiac imaging research fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has been involved in an imaging study of cardiac changes from photon radiotherapy in breast cancer patients using serial cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The radiotherapy beams used to treat breast cancer pass close to the neighboring heart, which can cause cardiac cell damage leading to issues like heart failure later on. He spoke on the topic of cardio-oncology at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2019 meeting. Artificial Intelligence | April 17, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence in Radiology — Are We Doomed? At the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI)/American College of Radiology (ACR) 2019 Symposium, Rasu Shrestha, M.D., MBA, chief strategy officer for Atrium Health, discusses his new role with Atrium, the hype cycle of artificial intelligence (AI) and the key elements of getting AI in radiology — and in healthcare — right.Read the article “Atrium Health Debuts Amazon Alexa Skill to Help Patients Access Medical Care”Listen to the podcast Is Artificial Intelligence The Doom of Radiology?, a discussion with Shrestha. Radiation Oncology | July 22, 2019 VIDEO: Use of a Fully Self-contained Brain Radiotherapy System Stephen Sorensen, Ph.D., DABR, chief of medical physics, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona, explains the first commercial use of the Zap-X stereotactic radio surgery (SRS) brain radiotherapy system. The system uses a capsule-like shield to surround the gantry and patient, eliminating the need for expensive room build outs requiring vaults. The goal of the system is to expand SRS brain therapy by making it easier and less expensive to acquire the treatment system. Sorensen spoke about this system in sessions at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Brachytherapy Systems | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: New Alpha Emitter Brachytherapy Seeds in Development Lior Arazi, Ph.D., assistant professor at Ben-Gurion University, Israel, explains the potential benefits of a new Radium-224 brachytherapy seed technology he is helping develop. The technology uses high-dose alpha particles to kill cancer cells, but has a very short tissue penetration, so it can be placed very close to critical structures without causing collateral damage to healthy tissue. He discussed this technology in sessions at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Related content:Atrium Health Debuts Amazon Alexa Skill to Help Patients Access Medical CareSmart Speaker Technology Harnessed for Hospital Medical Treatments Artificial Intelligence | January 15, 2019 Technology Report: Artificial Intelligence 2018 In Artificial Intelligence 2018: What Radiologists Need to Know About AI, ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of artificial intelligence (AI) advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2018 annual meeting. Related content:VIDEO: Implementation of Artificial Intelligence Tools in Radiology Practice — Interview with Lawrence Tanenbaum, M.D.VIDEO: AI That Second Reads Radiology Reports and Deals With Incidental Findings — Interview with Nina Kottler, M.D.Technology Report: Artificial Intelligence at RSNA 2018VIDEO: Implementation of Artificial Intelligence Tools in Radiology Practice CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) scanner on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting in July. It is aimed at cardiology office based imaging and was released this past spring at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.The system has removable tablets on each side of the scanner where the tech can adjust the machine, review scout scans and trigger the scanner. The idea is to improve workflow and allow the tech to remain at the bedside longer to be with the patient, rather tucked away in a remote control room using an intercom.The entire system is built into the gantry seen here, so there is no need for extra equipment in a closet, cabinet or server tower.It comes in a 128 slice configuration with 4 cm of anatomical coverage per rotation.It uses the Stellar detector and tin filtration to eliminate low energy photons and help lower dose. It can be programmed to aid workflow by automatically removing bone, create cured planar reconstructions, lung CAD and other post-processing features so more time can be spent on reading scans. The scanner also comes with a HeartFlow FFR-CT starter pack.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Assist in Pediatric Imaging Sudhen Desai, M.D., FSIR, interventional radiologist at Texas Children’s Hospital, editor of IR Quarterly for the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) and on the Board of Directors for the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs, explained how artificial intelligence (AI) can assist in pediatric imaging and the pitfalls of training AI systems. He spoke at the 2019 Radiology AIMed conference. Deep learning algorithms require large amounts of patient case data to train the systems to read medical images automatically without human intervention. However, in pediatrics, there are often much lower numbers of normal and abnormal scans that can be used compared to vast amounts of adult exams available. This makes it difficult to train systems, so AI developers are coming up with innovative new ways to train their software. Compounding issues with training pediatric imaging AI is that the normal ranges change very quickly for young children due to their rapid development. He explained what is normal for a 2-year-old may not be normal for a 5-year-old.Desai and other pediatric physicians who spoke at the conference said AI could have a big impact on pediatric imaging where there are not enough specialists for the increasing image volumes. Information Technology View all 220 items Related Cardiac Sarcoidosis Content:ASNC and SNMMI Release Joint Document on Diagnosis, Treatment of Cardiac SarcoidosisNew PET-CT Scan Improves Detection in Rare Cardiac Condition25 Most Impactful Nuclear Cardiology ArticlesRecent Advances in Cardiac Nuclear Imaging Technology Find more SCCT news and videos Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2019 meeting in July. The system was pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval at AHRA, but received FDA 510(k) clearance in early August 2019.The system features a 33-inch aperture, large enough to place a wheelchair inside. It can be rotated 90 degrees in either direction and the deck can be parked in any position, making it easier for patients to get on and off the 660-pound weight table. The FluoroSpeed X1 offers controls that are ergonomic for technologists, with duplicate controls on each side for either a left- or right-handed tech. The machine also has a large aperture to allow swallow studies.The FluoroSpeed X1 comes equipped with a 17 x 17-inch dynamic digital X-ray detector (FPD) in the table bucky, allowing it to both be used for fluoroscopy as well as radiographic exams.Read more about the FluoroSpeed X1:Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA, discuss some of the most important clinical topics at the 2019 AHRA Annual Meeting and how the association plans to help its members embrace technological change in the coming years. Among the main focuses at the meeting were clinical decision support (CDS), artificial intelligence (AI) and the use of data analytics to improve equipment and personnel performance. Watch the VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes, an interview with Colorado State University graduate research assistant Nate Bachman at AHRA 2019. Related CT Calcium Scorining Content:VIDEO: New Cholesterol Guidelines Support CT Calcium Scoring for Risk Assessment — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D.CT Calcium Scoring Becoming a Key Risk Factor AssessmentACC and AHA Release Updated Cholesterol Guidelines for 2018VIDEO: CT Calcium Scoring to Screen For Who Should Take Statins — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D. Digital Pathology | July 11, 2019 VIDEO: Integrating Digital Pathology With Radiology Toby Cornish, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor and medical director of informatics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, explains how the subspecialty of digital pathology has evolved in recent years, the benefits of integrating pathology and radiology, and how artificial intelligence (AI) may smooth the transition, at the 2019 Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting.  Enterprise Imaging | April 26, 2019 VIDEO: A Transformative Approach to Reducing Cost and Complexity at CarolinaEast Health System CarolinaEast Health System, an award-winning health system in New Bern, N.C., was one of the first to collaborate with Philips to implement IntelliSpace Enterprise Edition, a comprehensive managed service. Watch the video to see how we collaborated together to streamline workflows and improve interoperability for better care.Watch the related editorial interview VIDEO: Streamlining PACS Administration — Interview with Mike Ciancio, imaging systems administrator at CarolinaEast Health System. Nuclear Imaging | March 22, 2019 VIDEO: Utilization of PET For Evaluation of Cardiac Sarcoidosis Raza Alvi, M.D., a research fellow in radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, has been involved in a study of a positron-emission tomography (PET) FDG radiotracer agent to image sarcoidosis. The inflammatory disease affects multiple organs and usually include abnormal masses or nodules (granulomas) consisting of inflamed tissues that can form in the heart. Alvi presented on this topic at American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2019 meeting.  Sponsored Videos View all 142 items Related CT Technology Content:New CT Technology Entering the MarketVIDEO: Advances in Cardiac CT Imaging — Interview with David Bluemke, M.D.Expanding Applications for Computed TomographyVIDEO: Overview of Cardiac CT Trends and 2019 SCCT Meeting Highlights —Interview with Ron Blankstein, M.D., directVIDEO: 10 Tips to Improve Cardiac CT Imaging — Interview with Quynh Truong, M.D.FFR-CT: Is It Radiology or Cardiology?VIDEO: ITN Editor’s Choice of the Most Innovative New Technology at RSNA 2018VIDEO: Using Advanced CT to Enhance Radiation Therapy Planning — Interview with Carri Glide-Hurst, Ph.D.VIDEO: Tips and Tricks to Aid Cardiac CT Technologist WorkflowManaging CT Radiation DoseVIDEO: ITN Editor’s Choice of Most Innovative New Cardiac CT Technology at SCCT 2017New Developments in Cardiovascular Computed Tomography at SCCT 2017VIDEO: Role of Cardiac CT in Value-based Medicine — Leslee Shaw, Ph.D.Advances in Cardiac Imaging Technologies at RSNA 2017VIDEO: The Future of Cardiac CT in the Next Decade — Interview with Leslee Shaw, Ph.D.VIDEO: What to Consider When Comparing 64-slice to Higher Slice CT Systems — Interview with Claudio Smuclovisky, M.D.  CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) scanner on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting in July. It is aimed at cardiology office based imaging and was released this past spring at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.The system has removable tablets on each side of the scanner where the tech can adjust the machine, review scout scans and trigger the scanner. The idea is to improve workflow and allow the tech to remain at the bedside longer to be with the patient, rather tucked away in a remote control room using an intercom.The entire system is built into the gantry seen here, so there is no need for extra equipment in a closet, cabinet or server tower.It comes in a 128 slice configuration with 4 cm of anatomical coverage per rotation.It uses the Stellar detector and tin filtration to eliminate low energy photons and help lower dose. It can be programmed to aid workflow by automatically removing bone, create cured planar reconstructions, lung CAD and other post-processing features so more time can be spent on reading scans. The scanner also comes with a HeartFlow FFR-CT starter pack.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Radiology Business | May 03, 2017 VIDEO: MACRA’s Impact on Cardiology Kim A. Williams, Sr., M.D., chief of cardiology at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago and former president of both the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), explains the impact of healthcare reform on cardiology and specifically on nuclear perfusion imaging.  Interventional Radiology | October 19, 2018 VIDEO: Y90 Embolization of Liver Cancer at Henry Ford Hospital Scott Schwartz, M.D., interventional radiologist and program director for IR residencies and the vascular and interventional radiology fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital, explains how the department uses Yttrium-90 (Y90) embolization therapy to treat liver cancer.Find more content on Henry Ford Hospital RSNA | April 03, 2019 VIDEO: Editor’s Choice of the Most Innovative New Technology at RSNA 2018 ITN Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the most interesting new medical imaging technologies displayed on the expo floor at the 2018 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting. The video includes new technologies for fetal ultrasound, CT, MRI, mobile DR X-ray, a new generation of fluoroscopy systems, MRI contrast mapping to better identify tumors, and a new technique to create moving X-ray images from standard DR imaging.Watch the related VIDEO: Editor’s Choice of the Most Innovative New Artificial Intelligence Technologies at RSNA 2018. This inlcudes a tour of some of the recently FDA-cleared AI technologies for medical imaging at RSNA 2018.  Related GE Edison Platform Content:VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence – GE Builds AI Applications on Edison PlatformGE Healthcare Unveils New Applications and Smart Devices Built on Edison Platform Radiation Therapy | February 21, 2019 VIDEO: Whole Versus Partial Radiotherapy for Breast Cancer ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with Christy Kesslering, M.D., medical director of radiation oncology at the Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center, about the different radiation therapy options for breast cancer patients offered at the center.Watch the VIDEOs Advancements in Radiation Therapy for Brain Cancer and Multidisciplinary Treatment of Brain Tumors with Vinai Gondi, M.D., director of research and CNS neuro-oncology at the Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center.Additional videos and coverage of Northwestern Medicine Clinical Decision Support | June 29, 2017 VIDEO: Clinical Decision Support Requirements for Cardiac Imaging Rami Doukky, M.D., system chair, Division of Cardiology, professor of medicine, Cook County Health and Hospitals System, Chicago, discusses the new CMS requirements for clinical decision support (CDS) appropriate use criteria (AUC) documentation in cardiac imaging starting on Jan. 1, 2018. He spoke at the 2017 American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) Today meeting. Read the article “CMS to Require Appropriate Use Criteria Documentation for Medical Imaging Orders.” Find more SCCT news and videos Related Enterprise Imaging Content:RSNA Technology Report 2017: Enterprise ImagingVIDEO: Building An Effective Enterprise Imaging StrategyFive Steps for Better Diagnostic Image ManagementVIDEO: Enterprise Imaging and the Digital Imaging Adoption ModelEnterprise Imaging to Account for 27 Percent of Imaging MarketVIDEO: Defining Enterprise Imaging — The HIMSS-SIIM Enterprise Imaging WorkgroupVIDEO: How to Build An Enterprise Imaging System 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., FACC, assistant professor of medicine and radiology, associate program director, advanced cardiac imaging fellowship, University of Utah, explains what radiologists and cardiologists need to know what is needed from CT imaging prior to ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation (AF) and ventricular fibrillation (VF). He spoke at a joint session of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the 2019 SCCT meeting.  SPECT-CT | December 12, 2018 VIDEO: Walk Around of the Veriton SPECT-CT System This is a walk around of the new Spectrum Dynamics Veriton SPECT-CT nuclear imaging system introduced at the 2018 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting. This is a walk around of an innovative new SPECT-CT nuclear imaging system shown at the Radiological Society Of North America (RSNA) 2018 meeting this week. It’s CT system with comes in 16, 64 or 128 slice configurations. It has 12 SPECT detector robotic arms that automatically move toward the patient and use a sensor to stop a few millimeters from the skin to optimize photon counts and SPECT image quality. It also uses more sensitive CZT digital detectors, which allows either faster scan times, or use of only half the radiotracer dose of analog detector scans.Read the article “Nuclear Imaging Moves Toward Digital Detector Technology.” Read the article “Spectrum Dynamics Sues GE for Theft, Misappropriation of Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition.” AAPM | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care Cynthia McCollough, Ph.D., director of the Mayo Clinic Computed Tomography (CT) Clinical Innovation Center, professor of medical physics and biomedical engineering, and the 2019 president of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), explains the “building bridges” theme of the 2019 AAPM meeting. This theme was the focus of her president’s address at the 2019 AAPM meeting. She spoke on the theme of diversity and how to break down the barriers between various minorities, male-female, religion, national origin, etc. She gave many photo examples of how we pigeon hole people into neat categories and that we often say we have equally in society, however her images showed recent images of big political summits where there are no women present, or they were the secretaries in the background. She said in medical practice, department administration and collaboration on projects, people need to be cognoscente of bias they have engrained by culture for which they may not even be aware.She showed a slide of the AAPM membership makeup by generation and said members need to keep in mind the way each generation thinks and communicates varies by their generation’s life experience and upbringing. McCollough said understanding these differences can help bridge perceived gaps in communication. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the name-sake of the Agatston score used in CT calcium scoring. He explains the history of the scoring system from the early 1990s and the evolution of CT technology for cardiac imaging. The latest American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 cholesterol guidelines now include the use of CT calcium scoring, which was a big topic at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. Women’s Health | March 25, 2019 VIDEO: Ultrasound Versus MRI for Imaging of the Female Pelvis Deborah Levine, M.D., professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School and vice chair for academic affairs in the Department of Radiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, describes scenarios where magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could be more useful than ultrasound in issues with the female pelvis. Enterprise Imaging | July 09, 2019 VIDEO: Building the Right Team for Enterprise Imaging Success — Part 2 ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with Don Dennison, healthcare IT consultant and Chris Roth, M.D., associate professor of radiology, vice chair, information technology and clinical informatics, and director of imaging informatics strategy at Duke University Medical Center, about how to find the right people to deploy a successful enterprise imaging strategy.Watch part 1 of the interview at the 2019 Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) conference. CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. It was designed specifically for cardiac imaging and so has a very compact footprint so it can be used in an office setting or small room. It offers a fast gantry rotation speed to freeze cardiac motion and has large enough anatomical coverage to view the scan the entire heart in one rotation.One of these systems was recently installed at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, where they have an extensive structural heart program. Read more about this intall.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. It was designed specifically for cardiac imaging and so has a very compact footprint so it can be used in an office setting or small room. It offers a fast gantry rotation speed to freeze cardiac motion and has large enough anatomical coverage to view the scan the entire heart in one rotation.One of these systems was recently installed at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, where they have an extensive structural heart program. Read more about this intall.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Nuclear Imaging | April 28, 2017 VIDEO: Trends in Nuclear Cardiology Imaging David Wolinsky, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at Cleveland Clinic Florida and past-president of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), discusses advancements in nuclear imaging and some of the issues facing the subspecialty. Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes Nate Bachman, graduate research assistant in the Human Cardiovascular Physiology Lab of the Dept. of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University, describes how he and fellow researchers used multiple types of cardiac imaging to evaluate the health of athletes who compete in endurance events lasting six hours or more, and what the results may suggest for future screening.Watch the VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019, an interview with AHRA President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA. Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes Nate Bachman, graduate research assistant in the Human Cardiovascular Physiology Lab of the Dept. of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University, describes how he and fellow researchers used multiple types of cardiac imaging to evaluate the health of athletes who compete in endurance events lasting six hours or more, and what the results may suggest for future screening.Watch the VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019, an interview with AHRA President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA. Women’s Health View all 62 items Find more SCCT news and videos Related CT Calcium Scorining Content:VIDEO: New Cholesterol Guidelines Support CT Calcium Scoring for Risk Assessment — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D.CT Calcium Scoring Becoming a Key Risk Factor AssessmentACC and AHA Release Updated Cholesterol Guidelines for 2018VIDEO: CT Calcium Scoring to Screen For Who Should Take Statins — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D. Mammography | April 15, 2019 VIDEO: A Discussion on Proposed FDA Rules for Mammography Reporting Wendie Berg, M.D., Ph.D., FACR, chief scientific advisor to DenseBreast-info.org and professor of radiology at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine/Magee-Women’s Hospital of UPMC, spoke with ITN Editorial Director Melinda Taschetta-Millane about some of the proposed amendments to the language being used for mammography reporting and quality improvement.Read the article “FDA Proposes New Rules for Mammography Reporting and Quality Improvement” 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., FACC, assistant professor of medicine and radiology, associate program director, advanced cardiac imaging fellowship, University of Utah, explains what radiologists and cardiologists need to know what is needed from CT imaging prior to ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation (AF) and ventricular fibrillation (VF). He spoke at a joint session of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the 2019 SCCT meeting.  Related CT Calcium Scorining Content:VIDEO: New Cholesterol Guidelines Support CT Calcium Scoring for Risk Assessment — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D.CT Calcium Scoring Becoming a Key Risk Factor AssessmentACC and AHA Release Updated Cholesterol Guidelines for 2018VIDEO: CT Calcium Scoring to Screen For Who Should Take Statins — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D. Artificial Intelligence | March 13, 2019 VIDEO: How iCad Uses AI to Speed Breast Tomosynthesis At RSNA 2018, iCad showed how its ProFound AI for digital breast tomosynthesis technology might help in the interpretation of tomosynthesis exams. Rodney Hawkins, vice president of marketing for iCad, discusses how this technology can better help detect the cancer.Related content:Artificial Intelligence 2018: What Radiologists Need to Know About AIRSNA 2018 Sunday – Improving, Not Replacing Related GE Edison Platform Content:GE Healthcare Unveils New Applications and Smart Devices Built on Edison PlatformVIDEO: itnTV Conversations — What is Edison? Artificial Intelligence | July 22, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Machine Learning to Automate Radiotherapy Treatment Planning Leigh Conroy, Ph.D., physics resident, University Health Network, Princess Margaret Cancer Center, Toronto, Canada, explains how her center is using machine learning to automate treatment plans. The center is one of the first to use the RayStation machine learning treatment planning system for radiation oncology. She spoke at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Find more news and videos from AAPM.last_img read more

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first_img“However, there is still demand for travel to Japan, particularly from Europe.”Meanwhile flooding and storms in Queensland have not affected the Australian market, with business class fare rising by up to five percent over the last year.According to the survey, the cause for steady growth in Australia is pinned to the careful management of seat capacity and oil prices.“The Australian economy is on solid footing, and increased competition to the Americas is boosting competition Down Under,” Dr Jones added. “Those competitive forces, however, can’t keep up with the pressures in terms of both supply and demand.” Airline fares across the Asia Pacific will be pressured upwards over the next twelve months, as business travel strengthens across the region.A CFO Research Global Business and Spending Monitor survey conducted by American Express found that while oil price and capacity demand created a strong year-on-year growth for the first quarter this year, rising number of business travel will continue to impact fares through the rest of the year.The research of chief financial officers at large companies in the region found that up to 57 percent of businesses will spend the same or more on travel this year, while 15 percent of that figure said they are likely to spend up to 10 percent more than the year before.“In the fourth quarter of 2010, we experienced a levelling in airfares, however, the data points to further expansion in 2011, with fares increasing one percent in the first quarter,” American Express Business Travel director of advisory services Dr Carl Jones said.  Strong demand for high-end European products and services is driving greater fare growth to the region, particularly in Hong Kong, where fares to Europe, the Middle East and Asia climbed eight percent over last year.”Despite the Asia Pacific experience consecutive natural disasters during the first quarter, Dr Jones said fares, particularly to Japan will not “continue heading down in the long term”.“The tragic events in Japan have certainly had an effect on the market,” Dr Jones added. “Since the earthquake and subsequent tsunami in March, airfares to Japan are being slashed. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J.last_img read more

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first_img Norma Crosby, left, state president for the Texas chapter of the National Federation of the Blind, and Sophie Trist, a New Orleans chapter member, touch a bass relief of a photograph of the Vietnam Tet Offensive, by John Olson, whose company 3DPhotoworks also makes the bass relief, at the American Alliance of Museums Expo in New Orleans, Monday, May 20, 2019. It is one example of how museums are reaching out to make their collections more accessible, said Elizabeth Merritt, vice president for strategic foresight for the group, which represents museums of all sorts, from tiny community history museums to huge zoos. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Janet McConnaughey, The Associated Press Posted Jun 3, 2019 11:00 pm PDT Different ways to show paintings, photos to blind people NEW ORLEANS — As people at the American Alliance of Museums’ trade show passed their hands along the raised figures in touchable versions of a Vietnam War photograph, small metal sensors touched off recordings to explain whose picture they were touching and what had happened to him. At a nearby booth was a flat reproduction of a Van Gogh self-portrait with slightly raised, slicker areas to show both outlines and how brush strokes swept or swirled within those outlines.Museums nationwide are working to make their collections more accessible for people with disabilities, said Elizabeth Merritt, vice-president for strategic foresight for the alliance, which represents museums of all sorts, from tiny local history museums to huge zoos. Hours when lights and noise levels are kept low for people on the autism spectrum are another example of inclusiveness, she said, as are websites and smartphone apps designed to work with screen readers for the blind.Not all touchable art is high-tech. The Singapore Art Museum commissioned three artists to make touchable adaptations of their own works, and plans more.But tech has a big role.3D Photoworks , of Chatham, New York, was created by photographer John Olson to make his work and other two-dimensional art accessible to the blind and visually handicapped. The company has digital artists carve out contours for scanned art. After the models are created, small metal sensors are added to trigger narrations about the work and the figures within which they’re set.“I’ve never seen anything like that, where it integrates touch and sound,” said Sophie Trist, 22, who has been blind since birth.Her favourite among three art works and a map was Romare Bearden’s collage “Three Folk Musicians,” showing two guitarists and a banjo player.Without audio, she said, “I wouldn’t have been able to tell the difference between a guitar and a banjo. … Whereas if it were only the sound, it wouldn’t be the full picture, either.” She appreciated hearing the banjo and learning that it was invented by enslaved Africans.Trist, a resident of suburban Mandeville, Louisiana, and a rising senior at Loyola University of New Orleans, was among several members of the National Federation for the Blind with Olson, who has partnered with the federation for about a decade.Other high-tech adaptations noted by the alliance are 3-D models made by the Brooklyn Museum for the “sensory tours” it has held for years for blind or partly sighted patrons. That museum also offers tours with headsets to amplify the guide’s comments as well as tours in American Sign Language. In Claremont, California, at the Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology , described on its website as the only nationally accredited U.S. museum on a high school campus, students can scan fossils and create models of them .The Louvre commissioned small low-relief models of parts of its exterior for exhibits about the museum’s own eight-century history, said Philippe Moreau of Tactile Studio ‘s Canada office, which did the work.The studio’s many displays, diagonally across from Olson’s at the AAM expo, included one such model; the Van Gogh reproduction; a copy of a bust by French artist Jean-Baptist Carpeaux; and, from work for the Louvre of Abu Dhabi , a line drawing taken from a painting in a sacred Hindu text. It shows the buffalo demon Mahishasura fighting the many-armed goddess Durga. The outlines are in slick, slightly raised plastic, with text and Braille labels including “Sword and shield,” ”Arrows” and “Leaping lion” — the animal on which Durga is riding.Though created to give blind and visually handicapped people a look at flat art, the works also offered a new view to the sighted.Court Myers, a technical consultant for the American Indian Cultural Museum in Oklahoma City, ran his fingers across a set of “brush strokes” in Tactile Studio’s Van Gogh.“Wow!” he said. “You go up to his ‘Starry Night’ and want to feel what those swirls look like.”He was also blown away by “The Tank” — a 4-foot-wide blowup of Olson’s famous photograph of wounded Marines getting emergency treatment on top of a tank during the Tet offensive in February 1968. The sensor for a Marine shown holding a wounded man invoked an interview in which he explained why he had a toy squid in his helmet band.The combination of hearing, touch and sight changed the sensation itself, Myers said: “For a second there, it felt squiddy.”Janet McConnaughey, The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Suburban services were suspended on one section of the local network and several long-distance and inter-city express trains were delayed or cancelled. according to the release Both men were taken by ambulance to St Mary’s Hospital in Detroit Lakes The condition of Bradow and Genz were not included in the release North Memorial Air Care St Mary’s Emergency Medical Services Frazee Rescue Detroit Lakes Fire Department and sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene The previously undisclosed interactions form part of the record now being reviewed by FBI and congressional investigators probing Russian interference in the US presidential election and contacts between Trump’s campaign and RussiaSix of the previously undisclosed contacts described to Reuters were phone calls between Sergei Kislyak Russia’s ambassador to the United States and Trump advisers including Flynn Trump’s first national security adviser three current and former officials saidConversations between Flynn and Kislyak accelerated after the Nov 8 vote as the two discussed establishing a back channel for communication between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin that could bypass the US national security bureaucracy which both sides considered hostile to improved relations four current US officials saidIn January the Trump White House initially denied any contacts with Russian officials during the 2016 campaign The White House and advisers to the campaign have since confirmed four meetings between Kislyak and Trump advisers during that timeThe people who described the contacts to Reuters said they had seen no evidence of wrongdoing or collusion between the campaign and Russia in the communications reviewed so far But the disclosure could increase the pressure on Trump and his aides to provide the FBI and Congress with a full account of interactions with Russian officials and others with links to the Kremlin during and immediately after the 2016 electionThe White House did not respond to requests for comment Flynn’s lawyer declined to comment In Moscow a Russian foreign ministry official declined to comment on the contacts and referred Reuters to the Trump administrationSeparately a spokesman for the Russian embassy in Washington said: “We do not comment on our daily contacts with the local interlocutors”The 18 calls and electronic messages took place between April and November 2016 as hackers engaged in what US intelligence concluded in January was part of a Kremlin campaign to discredit the vote and influence the outcome of the election in favor of Trump over his Democratic challenger former secretary of state Hillary Clinton Those discussions focused on mending US-Russian economic relations strained by sanctions imposed on Moscow cooperating in fighting Islamic State in Syria and containing a more assertive China the sources saidMembers of the Senate and House intelligence committees have gone to the CIA and the National Security Agency to review transcripts and other documents related to contacts between Trump campaign advisers and associates and Russian officials and others with links to Putin people with knowledge of those investigations told ReutersThe US Justice Department said on Wednesday it had appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate alleged Russian meddling in the US presidential campaign and possible collusion between Trump’s campaign and Russia Mueller will now take charge of the FBI investigation that began last July Trump and his aides have repeatedly denied any collusion with Russia’IT’S RARE’In addition to the six phone calls involving Kislyak the communications described to Reuters involved another 12 calls emails or text messages between Russian officials or people considered to be close to Putin and Trump campaign advisersOne of those contacts was by Viktor Medvedchuk a Ukrainian oligarch and politician according to one person with detailed knowledge of the exchange and two others familiar with the issueIt was not clear with whom Medvedchuk was in contact within the Trump campaign but the themes included US-Russia cooperation the sources said Putin is godfather to Medvedchuk’s daughterMedvedchuk denied having any contact with anyone in the Trump campaign"I am not acquainted with any of Donald Trump’s close associates therefore no such conversation could have taken place" he said in an email to ReutersIn the conversations during the campaign Russian officials emphasized a pragmatic business-style approach and stressed to Trump associates that they could make deals by focusing on common economic and other interests and leaving contentious issues aside the sources saidVeterans of previous election campaigns said some contact with foreign officials during a campaign was not unusual but the number of interactions between Trump aides and Russian officials and others with links to Putin was exceptional“It’s rare to have that many phone calls to foreign officials especially to a country we consider an adversary or a hostile power” Richard Armitage a Republican and former deputy secretary of state told ReutersFLYNN FIREDBeyond Medvedchuk and Kislyak the identities of the other Putin-linked participants in the contacts remain classified and the names of Trump advisers other than Flynn have been “masked” in intelligence reports on the contacts because of legal protections on their privacy as American citizens However officials can request that they be revealed for intelligence purposesUS and allied intelligence and law enforcement agencies routinely monitor communications and movements of Russian officialsAfter Vice President Mike Pence and others had denied in January that Trump campaign representatives had any contact with Russian officials the White House later confirmed that Kislyak had met twice with then-Senator Jeff Sessions who later became attorney generalKislyak also attended an event in April where Trump said he would seek better relations with Russia 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"Even though the heads of political blocs wanted to reach a backroom deal rather than leave it up to a vote, power has been shared among Iraq`s three largest ethnic-sectarian components. The most powerful post that of prime minister has traditionally been held by a Shi`ite Arab the speaker of parliament by a Sunni Arab and the presidency by a Kurd A former vice president oil minister and finance minister Abdul Mahdi now has 30 days to form a cabinet and present it to parliament for approval He faces the daunting tasks of rebuilding much of the country after four years of war with Islamic State militants healing its ethnic and sectarian tensions and balancing foreign relations with Iraq`s two major allies – Iran and its arch-foe the United States Abdul Mahdi 76 is a trained economist who left Iraq in 1969 for exile in France where he worked for think-tanks and edited magazines in French and Arabic He is the son of a respected Shi`ite cleric who was a minister in the era of Iraq`s monarchy overthrown in 1958 He will become the first elected prime minister in post-Saddam Iraq not to hail from the Shi`ite Islamist Dawa party Abdul Mahdi was nominated by two rival blocs one led by Shi`ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr and outgoing Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and the other by Iran-backed militia leader Hadi al-Amiri and former premier Nuri al-Maliki SHI`TE CONFLICT AVERTED Both blocs claim to hold a parliamentary majority but the dispute has been rendered irrelevant by their choice of the same man to be premier "The nomination of Mr Adel Abdul Mahdi came after an agreement between the Binaa bloc and the Islah bloc to nominate him via consensus and not a majority bloc in order to get past the issue of which is the majority bloc" said Ahmed al-Asadi a spokesman for the Binaa bloc led by Amiri and Maliki Ameri and Maliki are Iran`s two most prominent allies in Iraq Abadi was seen as the preferred candidate of the United States while Sadr portrays himself as a nationalist who rejects both American and Iranian influence The rival claims to a parliamentary majority and uncertainty over the composition of the new government had raised tensions at a time when public impatience is growing over poor basic services high unemployment and the slow pace of rebuilding after the war with Islamic State Sadr`s bloc welcomed Abdul Mahdi`s nomination The cleric earlier on Tuesday tweeted that "Iraq is bigger than the biggest bloc" a likely reference to the compromise Abadi issued a statement congratulating Abdul Mahdi and wishing him success "Abdul Mahdi`s nomination represents the best choice to pleasing all the Shi`ite players who were about to reach a point of conflict and no return" said Baghdad-based political analyst Ahmed Younis "All the Shiite blocs reached the conclusion that their divisions could lead to an intra-Shi`ite conflict which would weaken their position in Iraqi" he said "Now with Abdul Mahdi there are no winners and losers everyone is happy" KURDISH TENSIONS If the nomination of Abdul Mahdi diffused Shi`ite tensions Salih`s election fuelled Kurdish ones The presidency was fiercely contested between Iraqi Kurdistan`s two main parties – the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) which nominated Salih and its traditional rival the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) Salih`s election raises concerns of destabilisation in the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region because of escalating tensions between the KDP and PUK who fought a civil war in the 1990s The KDP and PUK were unable to iron out differences and agree on one candidate as they have traditionally done They competed in a parliamentary election in their semi-autonomous region in northern Iraq on Sunday Allegations of fraud have created tensions Results have not been announced "I promise to safeguard Iraq`s unity and safety" Salih said as he was sworn in affirming his commitment to the country`s unity a year after Kurds overwhelmingly backed a failed independence bid He was the preferred candidate of most lawmakers because of his perceived softer stance on the thorny issue of Kurdish independence?

opposed any public display of the said arms and ammunition that were allegedly recovered from his house. with all the witnesses testifying behind a screen.000 victims–most of them Jewish, the late-night host slammed Trump for attacking Democrats over a health care proposal called Medicare for All while claiming that he kept a promise to protect coverage for those with pre-existing conditions “You didn’t keep that promise That promise was forced on you because John McCain gave you the finger and so you weren’t able to not keep that promise” Kimmel said referencing the moment that the late Sen McCain cast the deciding vote against the Republicans “skinny repeal” for the Affordable Care Act last year “And yes rates will go down in some states but they would’ve gone down even further in all states if you and your buddies hadn’t spent the last year trying to cripple the plan we have now This is like claiming you saved people from drowning after you put a hole in the side of the ship” Watch the full clip of Jimmy Kimmel on Trump’s healthcare op-ed below Write to Megan McCluskey at meganmccluskey@timeinccomIn the lead-up to the release of her new album Witness last week pop star Katy Perry participated in a 96-hour YouTube livestream meant to reveal every element of her newly liberated self Her openness is a huge part of her new on- and offstage persona one that she’s been building ever since her political awakening in the fall and has carried over into her subsequent musical endeavors In a new profile for the New York Times Perry also shared some sharp comments on the music industry’s top honors that helped give her a platform "All the awards shows are fake" she told the Times "and all the awards that Ive won are fake” She continued on to call awards “constructs” suggesting that they don’t have audiences’ true tastes in mind Perry has been the recipient of a litany of awards in her blockbuster pop career including prizes from the American Music Awards Billboard Music Awards MTV Video Music Awards People’s Choice Awards Teen Choice Awards and many more She has not yet however nabbed a Grammy although she performed “Chained to the Rhythm” at that show’s 2017 event But despite that particular snub she’s still the world’s most-followed person on Twitter maybe an indicator of her suggestion that official awards are less important to her particular popularity than they might seem Write to Raisa Bruner at raisabruner@timecom" says Concha, Prosecutors last Friday said that four boys had been abused by Hastert during his tenure as their wrestling coach decades ago.com. Radiant being able to buy 26 percent or more shares of the proposed new company, it said in a letter to the hospital operator. Anger and Disgustwhich operate inside her “headquarters. Words have that kind of power.

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The coalition that wins five of these nine will take the match, The result is a government that looks one of the most chaotic and internally divided in our history. Not necessarily.at Harvard University, It has created five specialised forces in the PLA to conduct operations in the areas of flood relief, who were knocked out of the final four last season by eventual runners up Ajax Amsterdam. finishing with 583. neither the BJP nor the AAP is supposed to run it.that the Rs 34,admission in the state Assembly?

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