Auction of World Cup 2002 memorabilia to benefit UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) will receive the proceeds from an “unprecedented” online auction of football memorabilia set to run through the entire 2002 World Cup, the UN agency announced today.Among the items up for bid in the Internet auction, which is sponsored by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), are gear signed by Pelé as well as original home jerseys from the United Kingdom, Italy and South Africa signed by those countries’ entire national soccer teams.The auction is part of a series of events at the 2002 FIFA World Cup in Japan and the Republic of Korea devoted to children, according to UNICEF. FIFA has dedicated the tournament to young people under the banner “Say Yes for Children” – the first time the World Cup has been devoted to a humanitarian cause.These activities constitute “the first major event in a global alliance forged last year by UNICEF and FIFA that promises to have far-reaching benefits for children,” the agency said. The UNICEF-FIFA partnership is also operating at the country level, where the football association is supporting agency efforts to use sport in a variety of ways, including rehabilitating children in post-conflict situations and educating young people about HIV/AIDS. read more

US factory output rises for 5th straight month in June boosting economy

by Christopher S. Rugaber, The Associated Press Posted Jul 16, 2014 8:29 am MDT WASHINGTON – U.S. factory output increased for the fifth straight month in June as manufacturers cranked out more aircraft, chemicals and furniture. The modest gain underscored manufacturing’s role in helping return the economy to growth after a grim first quarter.Factory production rose 0.1 per cent last month, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday, down from a gain of 0.4 per cent in the previous month. May’s data was revised slightly lower, but April’s reading was revised much higher.Despite June’s small increase, manufacturing output rose in the second quarter at the fastest pace in more than two years, providing a critical boost to the economy after it contracted sharply in the first three months of the year. Factory output climbed 6.7 per cent at an annual rate in the second quarter, the most in more than two years and up from just 1.4 per cent in the first quarter.Overall industrial production, which includes manufacturing, mining and utilities, edged up 0.2 per cent in June, down from a 0.5 per cent gain in May.Mining output, which includes oil and gas drilling, surged 0.8 per cent. Utility production fell 0.3 per cent, mostly reflecting weather patterns. Industrial production rose at an annual rate of 5.5 per cent in the second quarter, the best showing in nearly four years.“The industrial economy is in reasonable shape but the recovery is steady rather than spectacular,” said Ian Shepherdson, chief economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics.Most economists are optimistic that factory output will keep rising. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York said earlier this week that its regional manufacturing index reached a four-year high in July.Americans are buying more cars and businesses are spending more on steel and other metals and computers. Auto sales reached an eight-year high in June. Auto production slipped last month, the Fed said, but that followed several months of strong gains.Petroleum output fell, but mostly because of a temporary disruption at a large refinery, according to the Fed’s report.The government’s jobs report earlier this month showed that factories added 16,000 positions in June, the most in four months, and the average work week for manufacturing employees remained at a post-recession high.A survey earlier this month by the private Institute for Supply Management, meanwhile, found that manufacturing expanded in June for the 13th straight month, though at a slightly slower pace than the previous month. Growth was broad-based across nearly all the 18 sectors that the survey covers. The ISM is a trade group of purchasing managers.The economy shrank 2.9 per cent at an annual rate in the first quarter, the worst showing in five years.But most economists expect growth returned in the April-June quarter. On average, analysts forecast the economy grew at an annual pace of 3 per cent in the second quarter, according to a survey by the National Association for Business Economics. While healthy, that’s down from a 3.5 per cent forecast a month earlier.___Follow Chris Rugaber on Twitter at http://Twitter.com/ChrisRugaber AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email US factory output rises for 5th straight month in June, boosting economy after dismal 1Q read more

UN underscores the need to celebrate indigenous peoples not confine them

“They form about 5,000 distinct indigenous groups, and speak over 4,000 languages,” Liu Zhenmin, the head of Economic and Social Affairs at the UN (DESA), told the high-level segment of a meeting to mark the day at UN Headquarters in New York, highlighting their strong spiritual connection with their lands and resources.“However,” he pointed out, “indigenous peoples are increasingly losing their ancestral lands as a result of development projects, settlement programmes, conflict and violence, and climate change,” he added.,While constituting less than five per cent of the world’s population, they account for 15 per cent of the poorest. “As a result, urban areas are now home to a significant proportion of indigenous populations,” he stated.The 2018 commemoration shined a light on Indigenous peoples’ migration and movement.While migration offers some opportunities, such as the hope of peace, security and better social services, Mr. Liu outlined the challenges, including “poverty, little or no access to education, employment or other social services, as well as human trafficking, gang-related and other violence.”And yet, indigenous peoples have created ways to revitalize their cultures and strengthen their identities.Taking the podium, Mariam Wallet Aboubakrine, Chair of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, noted that about 65 million have been forcibly displaced overall, including some 21 million refugees, three million asylum seekers and 40 million internally displaced persons.“Indigenous peoples are not on the margins of these movements,” she said, pointing out that some migrate for economic reasons, others for natural disasters, conflicts or to protect human rights.“For some Aboriginal Peoples such as Inuit, Sami, Fulani, Tuareg, displacement is also part of the traditional way of life,” she added.,Ms. Aboubakrine explained that these displacements have been handed down for thousands of years from generation to generation, as a way of preserving natural resources, the environment and biodiversity, saying that it is “crucial” for indigenous survival.She concluded by urging Member States and the international community to revise migration policies to align with international human rights treaties, including the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.,Elizabeth Scaffidi,Opening the panel discussion, Rosa Montezuma expressed pride in being a young indigenous woman, the first to hold the title of “Miss Panama 2018,” expressing her hope of using the opportinity to demonstrate that indigenous women are capable, talented and professional. “Indigenous peoples have the right to live with respect, free of all kinds of discrimination,” she said.  Speaking on behalf of the Tohono O’odham Nation in the US state of Arizona, Amy Juan painted a picture of enforced militarization and occupation that curtails their freedom of movement.,Ms. O’odham pointed to the establishment of the US Department of Homeland Security in 2002 after the 2001 terrorist attacks, saying: “We have come to look around us and live with checkpoints to every entrance and exit to the Tohono O’oodham nations, that consists of armed Border Patrol agents, canines, and infra-red, radiation and surveillance technology.”In his message for the Day, Secretary-General Antonio Gutteres called on Member States to protect the rights and identities of indigenous peoples and to adopt later this year the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration which seeks to protect the rights of vulnerable migrant groups. read more

For Ohio State football greatness might literally be 2 steps away

Urban Meyer didn’t necessarily stare into the souls of his players, but it was close. “I watched — I don’t know, out of the blue — I started watching guys’ faces and how easy it is to be average,” the first-year Ohio State football coach said. “It’s just so easy. I mean it is. I mean, think about it, for all of us. It’s so easy to be an average whatever. It’s so easy to just be an average guy.” Not that he quite knows why, Meyer says he was just watching his players’ faces, just thinking of them. “I was just looking in their helmets and I saw the guys,” he says. Meyer’s says his gaze then turned to junior safety C.J. Barnett. In that moment, he says, he realized something. “C.J. Barnett is a guy that just does not accept to be average,” Meyer says. “And then I looked at a couple guys next to him and they do accept it.” He says it’s his job, his duty as a coach and motivator, to break average and instill a yearning for greatness in its place. Great teams, Meyer says, play through the whistle. They take two extra steps, run two extra yards. At the message’s core, great teams, do more than that’s expected of them. It’s an in-house philosophy Meyer has brought to Columbus. “Our whole thing is that if we ask you to go 10, go 12. If we ask you to go six, go eight,” he says. “You hear the whistle blow, you don’t anticipate (it)-a lot of times you see teams play slow because they anticipate a whistle.” Meyer says he wants his players to run through that whistle-even it’s for two steps. “It’s all two steps,” Meyer says. “Keep going two steps.” The former Florida coach says he “had some teams play like that.” The OSU squad he inherited in November, though, is another story, Meyer says. “This team right now doesn’t play like that,” says Meyer, who won two national titles in five years in Gainesville. The remedy? Meyer says it’s a combination of the two-step and relentless effort of going from “Point A to Point B.” “There’s a kid named Jamal Marcus. He doesn’t know which way up is right now,” Meyer says. “But he knows from Point A to Point B and he’ll run over anything in his way to get Point B.” The Marcus, of course, that Meyer is referring to is a freshman linebacker who was an All-State defensive end in North Carolina before arriving at OSU. Defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Luke Fickell said going from Point A to Point B “very, very, very” fast is one of the team’s core values. The trick, the former Buckeyes interim head coach says, is getting guys to go that hard under control. Fickell says he’ll take that, though. “I can assure you I’d rather teach a guy how to control himself than try to teach him how to go very hard.” Sophomore linebacker Ryan Shazier is one of those players who Fickell expects to run from Point A to Point B as fast as he can. Shazier says Meyer anticipates that sort of effort, too. But not just from him. “He looks for it in me, he looks it in everybody, he just wants everybody to get to the ball. From Point A to Point B, four to six seconds, you want everybody as hard as they can,” says Shazier, who amassed 57 tackles last season-the most by any true freshman in the last 15 years. Ask any OSU football player or coach, and the phrases “Point A to be Point B” or “four to six  seconds” seem to roll off the tongue. Arguably, it’s symptomatic of a first-year coach changing the culture of a program in line with what he sees fit. And it would seem that breaking any sort of contentment with “average” is one of those alterations. Though, Meyer says he won’t limit what exactly defines it per se. “Greatness (means) we’re going to try to push you to maximize who you are,” he says. “If you’re a 2.0 student — that’s what you are,” he says. “We’re going to push you to be a 2.0 student. If you’re a 2.0 student but you really should be a 3.0 student, we’re going to grind you.” It’s the same thing on the football field, he says. And while Meyer says he wouldn’t mind the greatness in terms of having top-shelf, elite talent at OSU, that’s not what it’s necessarily all about. “Greatness isn’t exactly a first-rounder.” read more

GAWU to take GuySuCo NICIL to court over remainder of severance

The Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) has filed legal proceedings against the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) and the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), to which GuySuCo has transferred all of its assets, with the view of having them pay “all severance or redundancy payments or allowances due, owing and payable under the provisions of the Termination of Employment and Severance Pay Act, Chapter 96:01” to the 4283 employees that were made redundant in 2017.Former Attorney General, Anil NandlallIn GAWU’s legal proceedings which is being handled by attorney-at-law (and former Attorney General) Anil Nandlall and his associates, the applicant, which is the legitimate trade union for the retrenched workers, is contending that the redundant workers were to receive their redundancy allowance/ severance payment not later than December, 29 2017, in accordance with the letter and spirit of Section 21 of the Termination of Employment and Severance Pay (TESPA) Act.However, GAWU in its application, which was seen by this publication, is contending that the 4238 workers who were employed at Skeldon, Rosehall and the East Demerara Sugar Estates were paid only a portion of their redundancy allowance/severance payment and despite the workers’ as well as the Applicant’s repeated demands to GuySuCo for payment of the full redundancy allowance/severance payment due, the Corporation has “failed and refused to do so.”The matter is fixed for hearing on July 20, 2018, at the High Court before Justice F. Corbin-Lincoln.In January of this year Government had announced that redundant sugar estate workers whose severance payments are $500,000 and less will be paid in full by the end of January 2018, while workers receiving in excess of the aforementioned sum would attain 50 per cent of their severance benefits by the end of January and the other 50 per cent at the end 2018.The Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) and GAWU had decried that Government’s move to pay in two tranches was illegal, with the PPP’s leader Dr Bharrat Jagdeo signalling in February of this year that they would help retrenched sugar workers to mount a legal challenge against government over their severance payments.In what is described as the largest retrenchment by a private or public corporation in recent history, state owned GuySuCo as part of its plans to restructure the sugar industry has dismissed in excess of 4500 sugar workers from various estates.  Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedSeverance pay: Despite GAWU’s court case, Govt will pay when “it promised”- HarmonJuly 5, 2018In “Court”$2.4B tabled for remainder of severance pay as workers protest outside of ParliamentOctober 18, 2018In “Business”Wales sugar workers picket for redundancy payAugust 15, 2018In “Business” read more

EHF process against Russian Handball Federation due positive doping test of three

The EHF Court of Handball has initiated legal proceedings against the Handball Federation of Russia and three of its female national team players following positive doping tests at the Women’s 19 EHF EURO played in Slovenia in July/August 2017.The doping tests were carried out by the EHF Anti-doping Unit as part of its in-competition testing programme and analysed at a World Anti-doping Agency (WADA)-accredited laboratory.The samples provided by all three players contained the metabolic modulator Meldonium, which is listed under Class S4 of the 2017 WADA Prohibited List.One player tested positive in the main round for the banned substance and two further players provided positive tests in the final round of the competition.The EHF Court of Handball has now confirmed the provisional suspension of all the three players: Antonina Skorobogatchenko, Maria Duvakina and Maria Dudina.According to Article 10 of the EHF Regulations for Anti-doping, if more than two members of a team are found to have committed an anti-doping rule violation during an EHF competition period, the competent legal body shall also impose an appropriate sanction on the federation. For this reason, legal proceedings have also been initiated against the Handball Federation of Russia.All parties have now been asked for a statement and further information by the EHF Court of Handball. Each player is permitted to request a hearing. ← Previous Story Thierry Anti and HBC Nantes together until 2020 Next Story → LidlStarligue 2017/2018 start: Montpellier smash Chambery read more

House for sale in England with the dead owners buried in the

first_imgIt is important to note that the previous owners’ last wishes were to be buried in this garden, which is where both currently rest.Oh. Grand. But is it near any good schools?H/T John CoventryThis supermarket Twitter account just killed it in a length pun-off>Star man Chris Hadfield tries his hand at hurling in Dublin> YOU KNOW WHAT they say, your home is your castle.When you live somewhere for a large part of your life, it’s no surprise that you become attached to the place.But one couple in Teddington, England have taken this attachment a step further.By being buried in the back garden after they died.The couple’s rather, ahem, unusual request was revealed when Curchod’s estate agent uploaded what at first appears to be a run-of-the-mill house description. Source: CurchodsYes, that’s right. The last line reads:last_img read more

Climat les ministres de lEnvironnement sengagent à renforcer leur coopération

first_imgClimat : les ministres de l’Environnement s’engagent à renforcer leur coopération Bali, Indonésie – A l’issue du forum ministériel mondial organisé la semaine dernière par le Programme des Nations unies pour l’environnement (Pnue), les ministres de l’Environnement se sont engagés à intensifier et améliorer leur coopération en matière de lutte contre le changement climatique et de protection de l’environnement.A Bali, une centaine de pays ont reconnu l’urgence de réaliser des progrès concrets en matière de négociations sur le changement climatique, suite à l’échec du sommet de Copenhague qui s’est tenu en décembre dernier.”A peine plus d’un mois après la conférence de Copenhague, les ministres de l’Environnement ont parlé d’une seule voix, claire et sans équivoque” s’est réjoui le directeur exécutif du Pnue, Achim Steiner. Tous ont convenu de la nécessité d’une refonte du système institutionnel global, afin d’assurer la gestion des questions climatiques et environnementales. La protection de la biodiversité et la réduction des émissions de carbone sont au centre de ce remaniement.A Copenhague, aucun accord contraignant n’a été signé mais tous les pays participant au sommet ont convenu de fixer à 2°C la limite de réchauffement global à ne pas dépasser, conformément aux recommandations des experts du climat. A la date butoir du 31 janvier 2010, soixante pays dont la Chine, les États-Unis et les 27 membres de l’UE, ont présenté leurs engagements individuels de réduction des émissions de gaz à effet de serre à l’horizon 2020.Alors que l’ONU souhaite voir ces engagements relevés, sous peine de ne pas parvenir à limiter le réchauffement à 2°C (voir article), les négociations internationales reprendront en avril prochain à Bonn, en Allemagne. Cette conférence aura notamment pour but d’élaborer un plan de travail en vue du prochain sommet mondial sur le climat qui se tiendra à Cancun, au Mexique, du 29 novembre au 10 décembre 2010.Le 2 mars 2010 à 18:23 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Complaints About Crash Bandicoot Trilogy Being Too Difficult

first_img Hands-On: ‘Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled’ Is Another Lavish Crash B…The Biggest Trailers From the 2018 Game Awards Upon its release in late June, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy was compared to Dark Souls by some gaming outlets. Crash Bandicoot games were always challenging, but many reviewers and consumers found the remastered title exceptionally difficult. It turns out that these complaints aren’t entirely unfounded.In an Activision blog post, Vicarious Visions’ Kevin Kelly explained how Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is different from the original games. The studio wanted a more “cohesive experience across all three games.” In order to achieve that, each title has the physics of Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped. Since that is the third game in the trilogy, it has the most updated controls. While the logic behind making all the games play the same is sound, it does make the original Crash Bandicoot harder than it used to be.“We went through rounds of internal testing, user testing, and iterations to get each game’s handling to just the right place,” said Kelly. “In the end, we ended up tuning jump differently for each game, so that the jump metrics are the same as the originals. However, there are a few subtle differences in Crash Bandicoot, chief among these being the fact that you fall more quickly upon release of the X button than you did in the original first game.”Kelly went on to say: “An increased precision is now required in the first game, which makes the gameplay experience different. Particularly if you are a new player, you may want to start with the second and third games first, and then come back to try Crash Bandicoot after you’ve had more practice. For those of you who played the originals and acquired a fair amount of muscle memory, re-learning the handling in our game may present an additional challenge you weren’t expecting. But we’re sure you up to the task.”I’ve played a little bit of the first game in this collection and can vouch for how tough it can be. But like any title, users just need to acclimate to its controls. Despite being more challenging than expected, the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is still a solid and fun experience. I highly recommend it to any PlayStation 4 user. Just… be patient with it.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetlast_img read more

Bayern Munich chief rules out any January signings

first_imgUli Hoeness revealed there are currently no plans at Bayern Munich to invest on new players during the January transfer windowThe Bavarians suffered a third Bundesliga defeat this season in Saturday’s Der Klassiker to rivals Borussia Dortmund.The result leaves Bayern seven points behind league leaders Dortmund.However, the club’s president Hoeness insists there are no plans to panic-buy in the winter.The German revealed to Sky that they “will certainly not be active” for the January transfer window, with the likes of Kingsley Coman and Thiago Alcantara set to return from injury,Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“We get Coman back before Christmas. Thiago can play again in two or three weeks,” said Hoeness.Therefore, teenage star Alphonso Davies will be the only new arrival at the Allianz Arena from Vancouver Whitecaps in January.Although, the summer transfer window may be a different story for Bayern.“Next year, when the second step of the upheaval comes, we will certainly change the team’s face quite a bit,” added Hoeness.Bayern, who have now dropped to fifth in the Bundesliga, will next face Fortuna on November 24.last_img read more

The top 10 most read stories online in MarchApril 2016

first_imgThe most read stories on www.employeebenefits.co.uk between 15 March and 17 April 2016:Government confirms plans to limit salary sacrificeIn the March Budget, the government confirmed it is considering limiting the range of benefits that attract relief on tax and national insurance contributions (NICs) when offered via salary sacrifice arrangements  bit.ly/1MDA3SzHow the Budget 2016 will impact employee benefitsA round-up of the key announcements from the 2016 Budget, as delivered by Chancellor George Osborne on 16 March. bit.ly/1SgL0GKMercer and Thomsons Online Benefits partner on global benefitsMercer has partnered benefits software provider Thomsons Online Benefits to offer global benefits management solutions for multi-national organisations. bit.ly/1Nj0zk5Tax-free childcare to be phased in and childcare vouchers extendedThe government has announced that the new tax-free childcare scheme, to take effect from early 2017, will be rolled out throughout the year. bit.ly/1WBlUaFEmployee Benefits Awards 2016 shortlist unveiledThe shortlist for the Employee Benefits Awards 2016 has now been revealed. The winners will be announced at the Employee Benefits Awards and Summer Party on 3 June. bit.ly/1NxscB1Reward Gateway owner acquires PerkzReward Gateway’s parent organisation, International Benefits Holding (IBH), has acquired Perkz, an online employee benefits platform for the UK and Ireland. bit.ly/1VxLrSHEmployer contributions to public sector pensions to increaseIn the March Budget, Osborne announced that employer contributions to public sector pensions will increase from 2019-20 onward. bit.ly/1WbkLWUEmployee Benefits Connect 2016 speaker slidesWhere speakers have given approval, we have uploaded the slides for the keynote and conference sessions at Employee Benefits Connect 2016, which took place on 9 March at the Lancaster London. bit.ly/26aW81fAdmiral CEO gifts £1,000 to employeesHenry Engelhardt, chief executive officer at Admiral, and his wife, Diane Engelhardt, are personally gifting between £500 and £1,000 to each member of the organisation’s 8,300-strong global workforce. bit.ly/1XESYNhInsurance premium tax to rise to 10%The standard rate of insurance premium tax (IPT) is to rise from 9.5% to 10% from October 2016. bit.ly/1MDzZlUlast_img read more

Julian Assange arrested in London as US awaits his extradition

first_img Now playing: Watch this: Tags Share your voice Wikileaks founder Julian Assange sits in a police van following his arrest Thursday. Getty Images WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was taken into custody by London’s Metropolitan Police on Thursday at the Ecuadorian Embassy, where he’s been living for almost seven years. Sporting a thick beard, Assange was whisked across London to Westminster Magistrate’s Court, where he was found guilty of breaching bail. That charge carries a possible prison sentence of up to 12 months. Having now left the sanctuary of the embassy, Assange could also be extradited to the US. The 47-year-old faces charges stemming from his alleged role in what the US Justice Department calls “one of the largest compromises of classified information in the history of the United States.” The Justice Department said Thursday that the arrest was pursuant to an extradition treaty between the US and the UK. The arrest took place inside the embassy after Ecuador withdrew asylum, police said in a statement. UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid tweeted to confirm Assange’s arrest. “No one is above the law,” he said. The only footage of Assange’s arrest appears to have been captured by Russian government-funded news outlet RT. 1:26 WikiLeaks described the turn of events as a travesty of justice. “Ecuador has illegally terminated Assange political asylum in violation of international law,” WikiLeaks said on Twitter. The arrest comes only days after UN special rapporteur on torture Nils Melzer warned that expelling Assange from the embassy could leave him vulnerable and “expose him to a real risk of serious violations of his human rights.” Assange started living in the Ecuadorian Embassy in 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden over sexual assault charges. Those charges have since been dropped, but Assange was still wanted in the UK for skipping bail in 2012. He has remained in the embassy out of fear of being extradited to the US on separate charges. What the US says On Thursday, the Justice Department unsealed court documents, dating back to March 2018, in connection with a federal charge of “conspiracy to commit computer intrusion for agreeing to break a password to a classified US government computer.” The indictment alleges that, in March 2010, Assange conspired in the endeavor with Chelsea Manning, a former intelligence analyst in the US Army, to access a Defense Department network. The Justice Department alleges that Assange encouraged Manning to provide him with classified records. During one exchange, the DOJ alleges, Manning told Assange “after this upload, that’s all I really have got left,”  and Assange replied by saying, “curious eyes never run dry in my experience.” If convicted, Assange would face a maximum penalty of five years in prison, the Justice Department said Thursday. In a sovereign decision Ecuador withdrew the asylum status to Julian Assange after his repeated violations to international conventions and daily-life protocols. #EcuadorSoberano pic.twitter.com/pZsDsYNI0B— Lenín Moreno (@Lenin) April 11, 2019 Commentscenter_img Julian Assange WikiLeaks 99+ After Julian Assange’s arrest, the US DoJ piles on WikiLeaks and Assange have been under scrutiny since the highly publicized 2010 leak of diplomatic cables and military documents. In the first decade after its 2006 launch, WikiLeaks released — by its own count — more than 10 million secret documents. The leaks ranged from a video showing an American Apache helicopter in the Iraq War shooting and killing two journalists in 2007 to emails from the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta during the 2016 presidential race. The Justice Department under President Barack Obama declined to press charges for revealing secrets, concluding that WikiLeaks was working in a capacity akin to journalism. But the case was never formally closed, and the Justice Department under President Donald Trump signaled a willingness to take another look at the case. Sen. Mark Warner, vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said he hopes that Assange will be extradited quickly to the US.  “Julian Assange has long professed high ideals and moral superiority,” Warner, a Democrat from Virginia, said in a statement. “Unfortunately, whatever his intentions when he started WikiLeaks, what he’s really become is a direct participant in Russian efforts to undermine the West and a dedicated accomplice in efforts to undermine American security.” Fighting against extraditionAt a press conference outside the London courthouse, Assange’s attorneys said that they would fight extradition to the US. They dismissed the US charges related to hacking allegations and said that Assange’s arrest was an attack on journalism.  “It is quite obvious that the US authorities have picked just one element of what they’ve been working on for a long time,” Kristinn Hrafnsson, WikiLeaks’ editor-in-chief, said at the conference. “There is no assurance that there would not be additional charges when he is on US soil.” A judge said that Assange will return to court on June 12 for extradition matters, which his attorneys and supporters will continue to fight. Outside the courthouse, protesters were chanting, “there’s only one condition, no extradition.” Assange’s attorney Jen Robinson said he had a message for the public.  “I’ve just been with Mr. Assange in the police cells, he wants to thank all of his supporters for their ongoing support, and he said, ‘I told you so,'” Robinson said. In a statement on Twitter, Robinson said she had confirmation that Assange’s arrest was “not just for breach of bail conditions but also in relation to a US extradition request.” An early warning that Assange would be evicted from the embassy came in a thread of tweets from the official WikiLeaks account a week ago. The organization claimed to have details about Assange’s imminent release from a high-level source within Ecuador. Soon after the tweets were sent, activists supporting Assange turned out with banners and tents in support of his freedom. Following the protesters came the police, who many assumed were there to arrest Assange as he left the embassy. In a video statement posted to Twitter on Thursday, President of Ecuador Lenín Moreno said the country was withdrawing asylum due to Assange’s “discourteous and aggressive behavior.” Tech Industry Politics ‘Hopefully he will now face justice’ Sen. Richard Burr, the Senate Intelligence Committee’s chair, said in a statement that Assange and WikiLeaks had been working with the “Russian intelligence services for years.”  “Mr. Assange engaged in a conspiracy to steal classified information, putting millions of lives at risk all over the world,” Burr, a Republican from North Carolina, said. “Hopefully he will now face justice.” President Donald Trump stepped back from previous remarks about WikiLeaks. During his presidential campaign, Trump made several comments about the site. At an October 2016 rally, for instance, he said, “I love WikiLeaks.” At a press conference Thursday, a reporter asked the commander-in-chief if he still felt that love.  “I know nothing about WikiLeaks,” Trump said. “It’s not my thing.” He added that he’d be leaving the handling of the case to the Justice Department. “I’ve been seeing what’s happened with Assange, and that will be a determination from the attorney general.” CNET’s Richard Trenholm contributed to this report. Originally published April 11 at 2:45 a.m. PT. Updates, 6:31 a.m.: Adds information from the US Justice Department; 7:15 a.m.: Includes result of Assange’s court appearance; 7:30 a.m.: Adds comment from Sen. Mark Warner; 8:18 a.m.: Adds remarks from Assange’s lawyers; 9:07 a.m.: Includes additional details; 9:36 a.m.: Adds comments from Sen. Richard Burr; 10:01 a.m.: Includes remarks from Trump.  last_img read more

Justice Department Sues California Over Impeding Immigration Enforcement

first_imgCharles Reed/APForeign nationals are arrested during a targeted enforcement operation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement aimed at immigration fugitives, re-entrants and at-large criminal aliens in Los Angeles on Feb. 7, 2017.Updated at 9:20 p.m. ETThe Justice Department is suing California and two top state officials, accusing them of interfering with federal immigration efforts by passing and enforcing state laws that hinder U.S. operations against undocumented people.The lawsuit filed late Tuesday in federal court in Sacramento, Calif., points out that the Constitution gives the U.S. government sweeping authority over immigration.Justice Department lawyers argue that California is blocking enforcement efforts by the Department of Homeland Security and imposing other, impermissible obligations on the federal government. Federal authorities said that evades common sense and has the potential to endanger communities in California and beyond.The new federal case represents an escalation of the long-running battle between the Trump administration and California, whose Democratic governor, Jerry Brown, and attorney general, Xavier Becerra, have positioned themselves as ideological opponents to the White House on matters from immigration and climate change to criminal justice.Echoing the tone and favored language of President Trump on Twitter, Gov. Brown issued a statement Tuesday night that called the federal lawsuit “SAD!!!” and a political stunt.Last year, California lawmakers passed three immigration-related laws that feature prominently in the new lawsuit. One bars private employers from voluntarily cooperating with federal immigration officials and requires businesses to notify workers in advance of a federal raid.A second law restricts state and local law enforcement from voluntarily sharing information with the feds about the release dates of undocumented people in their custody. That law also bars the transfer of undocumented people into federal custody. The third law under federal challenge covers state inspections of detention facilities that hold noncitizens in federal custody.The Justice Department is asking for a preliminary injunction to block those three laws. To advance their cause, federal lawyers cite a 2012 Supreme Court dispute, in which the Obama administration sued Arizona over its punitive law meant to crack down on immigrants there.A divided Supreme Court eventually ruled parts of the state law were “pre-empted” under the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution. In essence, the court’s five-justice majority said that federal law trumps state law in the immigration area, lest each state develop its own policy toward immigrants.Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a longtime proponent of immigration restrictions, will speak Wednesday at an annual Law Enforcement Legislative Day hosted by the California Peace Officers’ Association in Sacramento.“The Department of Justice and the Trump administration are going to fight these unjust, unfair and unconstitutional policies that have been imposed on you,” Sessions will tell that group, according to an advance excerpt of his remarks. “We are fighting to make your jobs safer and to help you reduce crime in America.”Becerra, a former Democratic representative, will speak to the same group later Wednesday.In his statement, the state’s governor took on Sessions. “At a time of unprecedented political turmoil, Jeff Sessions has come to California to further divide and polarize America,” Brown said. “Jeff, these political stunts may be the norm in Washington, but they don’t work here. SAD!!!”In D.C., senior Justice Department officials said California had acted in “quite obviously novel ways” and that the state laws there were “glaring and in some respects go beyond what we’ve seen” elsewhere. Those officials said the Justice Department is in the process of reviewing other state immigration laws.The U.S. Justice Department is also locked in courtroom battles with California and other jurisdictions over its threats to withhold federal law enforcement grant money from sanctuary cities, which refuse to voluntarily share information with immigration agents.Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Sharelast_img read more

Selfpropelled mindless tiny robots work together to move a corral

first_img Citation: Self-propelled mindless tiny robots work together to move a corral (2018, May 16) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-05-self-propelled-mindless-tiny-robots-corral.html Play Roach-bots in a fixed corral segregate into two populations: one that buzzes around like a gas and another that clusters along the boundary, but individuals continually switch between the two. Credit: A. Deblais et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. (2018) Such studies, the team notes, help to explain how insects or microbes carry out complex maneuvering. They might also lead to the design of micro-robots that are able to move around in biological systems. A team of researchers at the University of Bordeaux in France has found that tiny, mindless robots are able to work together to move a corral. In their paper published in the journal Physical Review Letters, the group describes their experiments and what they found. Journal information: Physical Review Letters PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Collections of small, simple bots may someday perform useful tasks like exploration, so researchers want to learn about their basic principles of operation. Credit: A. Deblais et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. (2018) Prior research has shown that small, self-powered robots with no computer control tend to behave like molecules in a gas, wandering aimlessly when confined to a given space. In this new effort, the team in France took this work further by adding more robots.The robots were tiny, battery-powered and rod-shaped bits of colored plastic, each approximately four centimeters in length. They were actually toys that look like beads with tiny legs on the bottom. Placed on a surface, they vibrate, which propels them forward at approximately 30 centimeters per second. Putting a bunch of them into a confined ring, the researchers found, resulted in what looked oddly similar to gas molecules in a confined space. The robots zig-zagged around the ring with random abandon. But when they added more of the robots to the ring, they found that the robots started to form two groups at the edges of the corral. They noted also that the membership of the groups constantly changed as the tiny robots careened about.The researchers next replaced the hard-walled ring with one that was flexible and found that doing so moved the whole ring (corral) around on a flat surface. A collection of robots pressing against a single part of the ring moved it in that direction. Intrigued, they set up a course for the robot-propelled corral and found that the tiny robots could actually manipulate their way through. At one point, the team of robots squeezed their corral through a small aperture eerily resembling a bacterium invading a cell. The researchers even found that the robots could also maneuver their corral around round objects.center_img PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen Robots that can learn like humans © 2018 Tech Xplore Explore further Play In a mobile corral, the bots can collectively drive their enclosure forward and push it through a small hole. Credit: A. Deblais et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. (2018) More information: A. Deblais et al. Boundaries Control Collective Dynamics of Inertial Self-Propelled Robots, Physical Review Letters (2018). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.188002ABSTRACTSimple ingredients, such as well-defined interactions and couplings for the velocity and orientation of self-propelled objects, are sufficient to produce complex collective behavior in assemblies of such entities. Here, we use assemblies of rodlike robots made motile through self-vibration. When confined in circular arenas, dilute assemblies of these rods act as a gas. Increasing the surface fraction leads to a collective behavior near the boundaries: polar clusters emerge while, in the bulk, gaslike behavior is retained. The coexistence between a gas and surface clusters is a direct consequence of inertial effects as shown by our simulations. A theoretical model, based on surface mediated transport accounts for this coexistence and illustrates the exact role of the boundaries. Our study paves the way towards the control of collective behavior: By using deformable but free to move arenas, we demonstrate that the surface induced clusters can lead to directed motion, while the topology of the surface states can be controlled by biasing the motility of the particles.last_img read more

Modis Rs 745 crore falls short of Kashmirs expectations

first_imgNaeem Akhtar, chief spokesman of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), told IANS here: ‘What Modi announced on Thursday (Thursday) is actually an interim relief of Rs.745 crore and not the package everybody here had in mind.’‘This is not a relief and rehabilitation package. The real relief and rehab package has to be much larger, which should be all-encompassing.’‘The Prime Minister has announced relief for damaged homes and hospitals, which in itself means the real thing should now follow,. he added’Devender Rana, a senior leader of the ruling National Conference, told IANS: ‘…the goodwill generated by Modi by coming here on Diwali can be translated into permanence by sanctioning the relief and rehabilitation package submitted by the state to the central government much before the onset of winter here.’ The Congress for understandable reasons said the visit was politically motivated with an eye to the forthcoming assembly elections. Ali Muhammad Bhat, a Congress leader, said: ‘The prime minister came for a photo ops session which went well so far as the intention of adding some seats to his party’s kitty is concerned.’‘There is nothing like a relief and rehabilitation package in Modi’s announcements as we had been given to understand by the media on the eve of this visit,’ said Bhat, a former legislator.Political parties apart, the common man here does not seem to be enthused by Modi’s announcement.‘Rs.745 crore is not what we expected. We thought the package would be much larger and would be aimed at rehabilitating the people and their livelihoods. That has not happened so far,’ said Ali Muhammad Dar, 54, a businessman here. Others say perhaps the state government and political parties have not been able to convince Modi that he needs to move beyond emotional integration with the people affected by the recent floods.Nisar Hussain, 63, said: ‘We had been told he would visit some flood-ravaged areas in the city. That would give him some idea about what has happened here.’‘Perhaps the state government and the mainstream politicians could not convince the Prime Minister to move out personally and see what is happening to the flood affected families,’ said Hussain, a retired engineer.Modi, however, made it clear that the relief announced by him is in addition to what would finally be announced for the relief and rehabilitation.last_img read more

Ishrat case takes curious turn

first_imgThe Ishrat Jahan case took a strange turn today. Relief for Intelligence Bureau officers – Rajinder Kumar and two others -came in an unexpected way. The Ministry of Home Affairs has refused prosecution sanction in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case. According to IH Syed, who appeared for Ishrat’s mother Shamima Kausar, as the MHA did not grant sanction to the investigative agency, charges cannot be framed against the officials, including Rajinder Kumar along with other sleuths.  Also Read – Working on improving tiesLegally speaking, this is because since permission under Section 197 of the CrPC (a mandatory and prior permission to prosecute any government servant in an offence) has not been granted, charges against the accused (IB officers) cannot be framed, According to the previous Central bureau of Investigation (CBI), the killing of Jahan and three others in a fake encounter in 2004 was result of joint conspiracy of Gujarat police and the IB. BJP spokespersons have stated that there was no evidence against Rajinder Kumar.  Also Read – Political parties and our RepublicAs it happens the man is now a BJP MP. Without jumping to the usual hyperbole, accusations and counter accusations surrounding the case it must be noted that this surely is the biggest case of conflict of interest that the Home Ministry has so easily dismissed.  On July 3, 2013, the CBI, the prosecuting agency of the encounter case, had filed a chargesheet and stated that Mumbra-based college girl Ishrat Jahan, Javed Shaikh alias Pranesh Pillai, Zeeshan Johar and Amjad Ali Rana were gunned down in a fake encounter on June 15, 2004 in a joint operation of IB and Gujarat Police.  During the course of the investigation the testimony by another officer claimed that Kumar met the 19-year-old woman, Ishrat Jahan while she was in illegal police custody before being killed. Another testimony by a cop claims that an AK-47 assault rifle, which the police said belonged to those killed, had actually been sourced from the Gujarat unit of the IB, to which Kumar belonged then, and planted on the four dead bodies. Ishrat Jahan’s family is likely to challenge the Union Home Ministry’s decision not to prosecute four IB officials in the alleged encounter case. It is indeed perplexing as to why the Home Ministry would try to stone wall the resolution of this vexed investigation. The CBI is not above board in this as well. Unfortunately, the CBI works in a way that raises the suspicion that, probably, it has arrived at a pre-conceived conclusion. Any evidence that comes contrary to that is brushed aside as inconsequential. Very remote and non-corroborative evidence is accepted by them. We have not heard the last of this case.last_img read more

Harry Styles helps fan come out to her mom during one of

first_img— Grace TOMORROW (@takehismedicine) July 12, 2018Grace gave an update on the story with her mom’s reaction after showing her the video.Per the tweet, Tina responded positively, telling her daughter: ‘Yes, I do love you and you can be whoever you want to be.’ Grace also added that her mom has decided to come with her to Styles’ performance in Los Angeles.The single will be performing at the Forum in Southern California tomorrow (13 July) and Saturday (14 July).“TINA SHE’S GAY”I SHOWED MY MOM THE VIDEOS FROM TONIGHT. SHE IS OVERJOYED AND SAYS THAT “YES I DO LOVE YOU AND YOU CAN BE WHOEVER YOU WANT TO BE” SHE WANTS TO THANK HARRY FOR HELPING ME COME OUT and she has decided to come to LA Night 1 with me Thank you @Harry_Styles pic.twitter.com/vB0kpAImUv— Grace TOMORROW (@takehismedicine) July 12, 2018In a later tweet, Grace also clarified she identifies as bisexual.I’m Bi !This year I’ve really become proud of who I am and I’ve slowly been coming out to my friends over the past couple of months. Harry’s shows are an amazing environment where I… https://t.co/i5YIPLeL6w— Grace TOMORROW (@takehismedicine) July 12, 2018Celebrating his LGBTI fansStyles is no strange to celebrating his LGBTI fans and the larger community at his concerts.At a recent US concert, he waved a ‘Make America Gay Again’ flag on stage.He’s also told fans he always supports them, regardless of race or sexuality.More from Gay Star NewsHarry Styles is waving pride flags on tour and Twitter loves itHarry Styles’ new song is a bisexual anthem and fans love itGot a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Former One Direction member Harry Styles is continuing to make waves with his LGBTI fans, this time by helping one come out. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Styles was in San Jose, Texas on Thursday (11 July) night for a stop on his solo tour.One of the people in the audience at the concert was Twitter user @takehismedicine aka Grace. She brought a hand-made poster to the show, noting that she wasn’t ‘expecting anything’ but she wanted Styles to see it.the double sided poster for tonight !!! I’m not expecting anything but I hope he at least sees it pic.twitter.com/6nlMTu9nHG— Grace TOMORROW (@takehismedicine) July 12, 2018One side of the poster read: ‘I traveled 2,846 miles to be here tonight. Thank you for 10 incredible shows.’The other side: ‘I’m gonna come out to my parents because of YOU!!!’Though Grace doubted anything would happen, little did she know…‘Tina, she’s gay!’Styles did, in fact, notice the poster in the audience. He stopped performing to address Grace and ask where her parents were.#Video | “I’m gonna come out to my parents because of you.” -Harry reading a fan’s sign tonight! #HarryStylesLiveOnTourSanJose July 11, 2018 pic.twitter.com/oA3cKG9k3W— Harry Updates. (@TheHarryNews) July 12, 2018Then Grace told Styles that her mom, Tina, was back in the hotel room. Styles generously told her congratulations and said he was very happy for her.That’s not the end of the story, though.Styles then led the audience in a chant of: ‘Tina, she’s gay!’@Harry_Styles Thank you so much for creating an environment where I am proud to be who I am. Your continuous support of the LGBTQ+ has helped me come to love myself and feel safe. Thank you for tonight and I can’t wait to show Tina (my mom) this video. Love you always. pic.twitter.com/Kk5FJVYemBcenter_img Harry Styles reveals: ‘We’re all a little bit gay, aren’t we?’I wore rainbows to see Liam Payne in Dubai despite the risk of arrestBobby Cannavale is returning to “Will & Grace” for the revivalRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/harry-styles-helps-fan-come-out/ GAYSTARNEWS- Styles at the concert in San Jose | Photo: Twitter @takehismedicinelast_img read more

Ladysmith R74 road between Colenso and Weenen is closed due to protests

first_imgAlso read: Engineering Department workers go on strikeThe road has been blocked with tree branches by protesters.We will update this story when we have more information.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! Service delivery protests have caused the R74 road between Colenso and Weenen to be closed off.Motorists are urged to stay away from the area and use alternate routes.Read more: Warning: Stay clear of Murchison Street as municipal strikers protest out-sourcing of jobsThis story has been updated: Update: Murchison Street clear as striking municipal workers disperse WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img

Philips Initiates US Launch of Lumify Smart Device Ultrasound

first_img Technology | Contrast Media | August 05, 2019 Bracco Receives FDA Approval for Varibar Thin Liquid for Oral Suspension Bracco Diagnostics Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for Varibar Thin Liquid (barium… read more Image courtesy of Philips News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more Image courtesy of PhilipsNovember 19, 2015 — Philips announced that Lumify, a smart device ultrasound solution, is available for purchase by licensed healthcare providers or organizations in the United States. Lumify is offered as part of a novel subscription model unique to the industry, according to Philips. From the company’s online portal, users will be able to order transducers, manage flexible subscriptions and access Philips’ support, training and IT services through the new offering. Philips’ new ultrasound digital health approach connects off-the-shelf compatible smart devices, a mobile application, advanced ultrasound transducer technology, integrated IT and support services to help healthcare providers improve patient care and reduce costs.Since debuting the smart device ultrasound concept in 2014, Philips has enhanced the solution for more clinical uses including acute care and office practice. As a comprehensive solution, Lumify extends the benefits of ultrasound to more places by leveraging cloud-enabled and tablet technology, and bringing connectivity, flexibility and mobility into the hands of more healthcare providers. Available with a monthly subscription starting at an introductory price of $199, Lumify allows institutions to scale their ultrasound solution to meet their needs and environment without having to purchase imaging equipment. The subscription includes a transducer, app, access to the online portal, warranty and Philips’ support.Designed to help make ultrasound more accessible, Lumify operates on user-supplied compatible Android smart devices equipped with Internet and email functionality. To use Lumify, users download The Lumify App from Google Play, connect their Philips transducer to their compatible smart device via USB and launch the app to begin scanning. The Philips transducers available as part of the subscription support Lumify’s use in acute and emergency care, internal medicine, musculoskeletal (e.g., orthopedics, sports medicine and podiatry) urgent care and office practice. Philips’ advanced transducer technology, paired with cloud-enabled and tablet technology, helps users make fast, informed diagnoses through a variety of scan types. Lumify’s scanning app allows users to examine the gall bladder, abdomen and lungs, in addition to having OB-GYN, vascular, superficial, musculoskeletal and soft tissue functionality. “Lumify has the potential to provide on-demand, point-of-care diagnostics in a more connected environment,” said Bret Nelson, M.D., associate professor of Emergency Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. “We have been using the Philips Smart Device Ultrasound with our medical students. Leveraging a familiar device with portable diagnostic testing makes learning ultrasound easier for new users and more convenient for experienced imagers. I think that convenience and availability will increase the utility of this technology, improving patient care and efficiency.”Lumify also uses cloud-enabled technology to connect with picture archiving and communication systems (PACS), shared networks and system directories. Additionally, data will be accessible on the Philips HealthSuite Digital Platform, an open and secure, cloud-based IT infrastructure, allowing clinicians and health systems access to data and analytics to help improve patient care. Lumify is a solution that will grow with its users, with plans for regular software updates and additional transducers, services and apps being released at regular intervals.For more information: www.philips.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 PreviousNextcenter_img News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more Technology | Ultrasound Imaging | November 19, 2015 Philips Initiates U.S. Launch of Lumify Smart Device Ultrasound Smart device solution designed to make ultrasound more accessible on demand News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 05, 2019 Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an ambulatory… read more Related Content News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Image courtesy of Philips Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more last_img read more

Sectra Spotlights Enterprise Imaging at RSNA 2016

first_img News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more October 20, 2016 — Sectra has a complete enterprise imaging offering supporting the most image-intense departments. At the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA 2016), the company will showcase its enterprise imaging solutions for radiology and mammography, as well as offerings for cross-enterprise image sharing.Sectra PACS is designed for high-production environments with usability and availability in focus. Highlights include functions to speed up oncology workflows such as lesion tracking and anatomical linking. Their Advanced Visualization portfolio, fully integrated in Sectra PACS (picture archiving and communication system), also supports computed tomography (CT) liver surgery planning and reviewing fusion images, as well as complex multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies, such as MRI breast, female pelvis and prostate.In addition to improving the diagnostic workflows, Sectra PACS supports teaching and quality improvements. The latest news in this area includes Peer Review workflow support.Sectra PACS features functionality for efficient mammography screening and diagnostic breast imaging workflows. True vendor-neutral multimodality capabilities enable display of breast images from any modality — including digital pathology — side by side with the mammograms. This gives a complete patient overview from one single work spot. Sectra Breast Imaging PACS supports fully integrated breast tomosynthesis reading as well as MRI integrated within the mammography workflow. It also features strong workflow management tools, allowing efficient hosting of tumor boards and workflows being driven based on breast density.Combined with Sectra’s solutions for business analytics and dose monitoring, the users get a comprehensive breast imaging solution that truly drives efficiency and quality improvements.New features in the latest release include breast implant masking, further streamlined hanging protocols and an integrated Peer Review package.Timely and actionable reportsSectra’s reporting module, developed with complex oncology cases in mind, ensures quick and easy access to relevant priors together with the current request and images. It also enables radiologists to document their findings in direct connection with the image review, with no extra mouse clicks. Support for structured reporting and rich reporting helps make radiology reports actionable and easy to interpret for referring physicians. The solution also supports resident workflows. Integrated diagnosticsThe digitization of pathology is an enabler and a prerequisite for increased collaboration across specialties. Sectra’s solution for digital pathology is built on the same platform as its radiology PACS, enabling bi-directional sharing of images and reports, which creates a transparency across cancer care pathways. This transparency allows for correlation of findings and provides a broader view of patient disease for physicians to conclude more accurate diagnosis and treatment decisions. News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more Cross-enterprise image exchangeSectra’s cross-enterprise platform facilitates health information exchange and cooperation even on a national scale. The solutions enable efficient sharing and collaboration of images, workload and competencies, thus facilitating more efficient use of resources, reducing lead times and improving diagnostic quality. New features include the possibility to easily share images with patients and others outside of the hospital environment. Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Consolidated patient overviewSectra offers solutions for capturing, storing and accessing virtually all images, video, audio and documents. Sectra VNA (vendor neutral archive) consolidates image handling, while ensuring clinical workflow efficiency, growth management and business continuity. Sectra UniView enables easy access to the complete patient information, including pathology images, from anywhere in the enterprise. 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Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more center_img Efficient multidisciplinary team meetingsSectra’s solutions for radiology and pathology both include functionality for preparing and presenting at multidisciplinary team meetings. The joint platform enables pathologists and radiologists to add images to the same list during the actual review work. The annotations and image settings performed during the review would then be applied automatically, streamlining the preparation workflow. During the presentation, the radiologist and the pathologist can use the same system to show images, annotations and administrate follow-up tasks. At RSNA, Sectra will demonstrate existing tools for multidisciplinary team meetings, but also ideas for future product development. Related Content News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Improved service to orthopedistsSectra offers a complete set of highly efficient pre-operative planning tools both for 2-D and 3-D images. The latter are especially valuable for planning complex trauma cases. Sectra’s solution enables orthopedic surgeons to increase precision in planning and advance preparation for various scenarios, thereby avoiding stress, saving time and minimizing risk during surgery. The solution also creates a well-documented workflow to meet regulatory demands. Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more Early detection of osteoporosisWith a single, standard X-ray image of the hand, acquired on the mammography modality or any other X-ray equipment, it is possible to measure women’s bone health (bone mineral density, BMD). The test calculates the risk for future fractures with the highest precision in the market, according to Sectra, offering women the opportunity of a better quality of life. It takes about 30 seconds to perform, and it is fully integrated into the mammography workflow. News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | October 24, 2016 Sectra Spotlights Enterprise Imaging at RSNA 2016 Company will display solutions to support imaging workflows across departments as well as cross-enterprise image sharing Simplified dose managementDeveloped in close collaboration with physicists, Sectra DoseTrack is a web-based, flexible and easy-to-use tool to monitor patient radiation doses and ensure that they are kept as low as reasonably achievable. Improved medical educationWith the possibility of repeated interaction with virtual representations of real bodies rendered from clinical imaging throughout their education, students, residents and medical professionals are able to gain deeper understanding and insight into anatomy, and the functions and processes inside the body. Easy access to all types of medical images, including 3-D renderings, provides the ability to demonstrate anatomical variations and — in combination with the possibility to study multiple cases — this contributes to enhanced medical education and clinical training.For more information: www.sectra.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享last_img read more