Rajasthan BJP expels 11 rebel leaders

first_imgThe Rajasthan BJP has expelled 11 rebel leaders, including four ministers, for their decision to contest elections against party candidates, a party spokesperson said Friday. Ministers Surendra Goyal (Jaitaran), Hem Singh Bhadana (Thanagaji), Rajkumar Rinwa (Ratangarh) and Dhan Singh Rawat (Banswara) are contesting as Independent candidates. Besides, sitting MLAs Anita Katara (Sagwara) and Kishnaram Nai (Sridungargarh), former MLAs Radheshyam Ganganagar, Laxminarayan and 3 other leaders were also expelled late on Thursday night after they did not withdraw nomination papers on the last day yesterday, the spokesperson said. Polling in the state will take place on December 7.last_img read more

Wild cats need to count calories, too

first_imgVideo credit: T. M. Williams and L. WolfeThe pumas spend about 2 hours a day looking for food. Some wander around quite a bit—and it takes a fair amount of energy for them to traverse the rugged terrain, Williams and her colleagues report online today in Science. Others just sit and wait. Of that time, the actual kill—a powerful pounce that can take down animals larger than the puma itself—takes just seconds in a high energy burst. And the pumas moderate the power of the bounce depending on the size of the prey, the researchers discovered.”Ultimately the animals are using strategy to keep the [energy] cost as low as possible,” Williams says. However, their results indicate that she and others have underestimated by 2.5 times what it costs these animals to make a kill. And wildlife managers should take heed. “If we’re going to have carnivores in a system we’ve got to provide what they need to live,” she adds.Those provisions should include not just enough prey, but the right landscape for capturing that prey, Laundré says. In that terrain, predators will expend less energy. “The better they are able to balance their energy needs, the better they will do.” A sleek cheetah races with legs outstretched, leaping with a great burst of energy to bring down a fast-moving antelope. That iconic image of this African wild cat needs a footnote. The world’s fastest runner actually spends very little time and energy at full speed, a new study finds. Instead, its most strenuous activity is simply walking around in the hot sun, looking for potential prey. It’s much the same story for the cheetah’s American cousin, the puma, which spends more than twice as much energy locating prey than researchers had predicted.Scientists have long wanted to know how large carnivores spend their days and how many calories they need to survive. Until now, researchers have had only rough estimates of the animals’ total daily energy expenditure. Yet this information is key to managing wildlife, says Terrie Williams, a wildlife physiologist at the University of California (UC), Santa Cruz. “For these animals, the bottom line is do you have enough calories to live and to reproduce? That’s been a missing piece of information.”Her group and another independent research team have taken some innovative steps to quantify energy use in wild cats. Williams and her colleagues developed a collar that monitors the movement and activity of pumas living in California’s Santa Cruz Mountains, and they calibrated the collar by testing captive pumas on a treadmill. A different team spent weeks tracking cheetahs from dawn to dusk, analyzing the animals’ feces to determine energy use. As a result, “they were able to more finely divide up the day in terms of the different types of activity the animals were engaged in,” says John Laundré, a large carnivore ecologist at UC Riverside, who was not involved in either study.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)Cheetah populations have plummeted in the last century, from about 100,000 in 1900 to about 10,000 today. Some researchers think lions and hyena are in part to blame for the decline. They are able to steal dead prey from the cheetahs, forcing them to spend what seems like an inordinate amount of energy in high-speed chases after more food.To figure out if food theft was really a big problem, Michael Scantlebury, a conservation physiologist at Queen’s University Belfast in the United Kingdom, and colleagues studied 19 cheetahs in two South African reserves. His team put radio collars on the animals, injected them with water with heavy hydrogen and oxygen atoms so these elements could be traced, recorded the animals’ behaviors, and collected their feces to check for how fast those atoms were used, an indicator of metabolic rate. “We knew exactly where they were, what they were doing, and what they were eating,” he says.The cheetahs spent about 3 hours a day walking around—which uses up about 42% of their energy budget. They chase prey less than twice a day, about 38 seconds per sprint, Scantlebury and colleagues report online today in Science. “That [time for] energy expenditure is really short,” Laundré says. “Either they catch them or they give up.” And the cheetahs are successful catching prey about half the time.Only four out of 43 times did the cheetahs lose their catch to hyenas or lions—not enough to put a strain on the cheetahs, Scantlebury says. He calculates that even if 25% of the prey were stolen, the cheetahs could compensate by just adding about an hour to the time they spent wandering around.He worries, however, that in an effort to please tourists, game managers will increase the numbers of large predators in reserves, putting the cheetahs at greater risk of having their meals stolen out from under them. He found that cheetahs don’t hunt when lions are nearby, or they move away—which could be energetically costly. Also, the data indicate that life would be tough on these animals if prey were scarce or inaccessible because of boundary fences that break up the landscape, forcing the cheetahs to spend a lot more time searching.Williams and UC Santa Cruz ecologist and co-author Christopher Wilmers had long wanted to study the energetics of the local pumas. Unlike cheetahs, which hunt by day in very open landscapes, pumas are active at night in rugged territory and so are hard to watch. To monitor the movements of the cats, Williams and their colleagues developed collars equipped with GPS and devices that measure changes in acceleration and magnetic fields. By analyzing collar data for captive pumas walking or running on a treadmill, pouncing on dead prey, and going through their daily routines in a fenced yard, the researchers learned how to use the collar to figure out an animal’s activity as well as its location. “It gives you information about a very secretive animal,” Scantlebury says.last_img read more

Shinya Aoki puts Eduard Folayang to sleep to take back ONE lightweight belt

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ Eduard Folayang locked in an arm triangle choke by Shinya Aoki. photo from ONE ChampionshipTOKYO, Japan–It took more than two years for Shinya Aoki to get his shot at regaining the ONE lightweight world title.Aoki had his chance on Sunday night in front of his hometown crowd at the iconic Ryogoku Kokugikan in a rematch against the man who took it from him in Eduard Folayang.ADVERTISEMENT Aoki took down Folayang then, put the Filipino superstar to sleep with an arm triangle choke at the 2:34 mark of the opening round in the main event of ONE: A New Era.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’ PLAY LIST 02:18Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Fatherly instinct kicks in as Oliver Almadro rushes to Isa Molde’s side after injury Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games messcenter_img View comments He needed less than three minutes to win it back. Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag WHAT. A. FINALE! Japanese legend Shinya Aoki submits Eduard Folayang with a signature triangle choke at 2:34 of Round 1 to reclaim the ONE Lightweight World Title! @a_ok_i #WeAreONE #ANewEra #Tokyo #MartialArts pic.twitter.com/jbLmv9XsQl— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) March 31, 2019FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Google Philippines names new country director Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassleslast_img read more

Nets’ Kyrie Irving out again with right shoulder injury

first_imgDrilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Rice industry paralysis MOST READ Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ Denver Nuggets forward Will Barton left, defends as Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving drives to the rim in the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019 in Denver. The Nuggets won 101-93. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)NEW YORK — Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving will miss his second straight game because of a right shoulder injury.The Nets announced several hours before tipoff that the All-Star point guard wouldn’t play Monday night against the Indiana Pacers because of an impingement.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? Derek Jeter among 18 newcomers on Hall of Fame ballot Irving sat out for the first time this season Saturday at Chicago. Spencer Dinwiddie scored 24 points in his place to lead the Nets to a 117-111 victory.Irving is averaging 28.5 points in his first season in Brooklyn.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceThe Pacers will be without guards Malcolm Brogdon (back), Jeremy Lamb (ankle) and T.J. McConnell (groin). Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Hong Kong marchers out in force again PLAY LIST 01:41Hong Kong marchers out in force again03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday02:20Hidden healers treat Hong Kong protesters02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Priority legislation in the 18th Congresslast_img read more

Ronaldo Helps Real Madrid Become 1st team to Defend Champions League Title

first_imgCARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo showcased his enduring lethal scoring qualities to ensure Real Madrid became the first Champions League holder to defend its title, netting twice in beating Juventus 4-1 on Saturday.In an exceptional career in which he keeps rewriting the record books, Ronaldo is the first player in the 25 seasons of the Champions League era to score in three finals.His first strike was canceled out by Mario Mandzukic’s exquisite hooked 27th-minute shot but it was the only high point for Juventus on a night when the Italian champion was outclassed in its quest for a first European title in 21 years.Casemiro restored the Spanish champion’s lead in the 61st, Ronaldo turned in his 600th career goal at the near post three minutes later, and Marco Asensio wrapped up a record-extending 12th title in the 90th.On one night in the Welsh capital, Juventus conceded more goals than it had on the journey to the final, having let in only three in the previous three games.But Madrid’s attacking brilliance proved just too hard for Juventus to contain as Zinedine Zidane won his second Champions League title in 18 months of top-flight management.Until now, no team since AC Milan in 1989 and 1990, when the cup was only a knockout competition, had won back-to-back titles.ROB HARRIS, AP Global Soccer WriterTweetPinShare22 Shareslast_img read more

Want to declare Pakistan as the apartheid of cricket: CoA chief Vinod Rai to India Today

first_imgCommittee of Administrators (CoA) chief Vinod Rai speaking exclusively to India Today, made it clear that India’s plan will be to isolate Pakistan in world cricket and declare them as “the apartheid of cricket”.With the debate over whether India should play Pakistan in the World Cup raging, Rai argued that argued, “Why do we boycott Pakistan in World Cup when we have prepared four years for this tournament.””Its like shooting ourselves in the foot. Why damage Indian cricket because we don’t want to play Pakistan in World Cup,” CoA chief Vinod Rai told India Today.He said that India should try and isolate Pakistan and make other nations boycott them too.”We must try to isolate Pakistan from cricket community. That’s what we are trying to do. We want other ICC members to realise that terror emanates from Pakistan,” Rai told India Today.”Long term plan, we want to declare Pakistan as the apartheid of cricket,” said Rai.”Just the way SA at one point, no team was playing them. Similar plan we need to do with Pakistan where no team should play them,” he added.Vinod Rai also said that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will raise this matter in the next International Cricket Council (ICC) meeting.”Will raise this point in ICC meet next week,” Rai said.India Today has learnt that BCCI CEO Rahul Johri left for Dubai at 8pm on Saturday night and will start informal dialogues with the member boards by Sunday evening.advertisementBCCI will first seek to align England with India because England is the World Cup hosting board. England also never travel to Pakistan for bilateral cricket and that’s what the BCCI will use.They feel if they get 2-3 boards on their side to express the same sentiment, the process to isolate Pakistan would have begun in earnest.Committee of Administrators (CoA) chairman Vinod Rai had a detailed chat with Johri and he has been instructed to flag this issue at every opportunity.Rai had earlier directed BCCI CEO Rahul Johri to write a letter to ICC to convey the BCCI’s message that the Indian board was against Pakistan’s participation in the tournament following the terror attacks in Pulwama last week, which killed 40 CRPF jawans.The BCCI had written a letter to the ICC on Friday in which it had expressed concerns over the safety of Indian players, support staff and the fans, among other points. BCCI also in the letter, urged the cricketing community to sever ties with countries from where “terror emanates”.READ FULL STORY – India vs Pakistan in 2019 ICC World Cup: To play or not to play?Also Read | BCCI will be shown security plans for World Cup, says ICC chairman Shashank ManoharAlso Read | Unfortunate that politics and cricket are mixing: PCB chief Ehsan ManiAlso Read | No decision on India-Pakistan World Cup clash yet: Committee of AdministratorsAlso Read | BCCI likely to consult Team India top brass over Pakistan boycott at ICC World Cuplast_img read more

10 months agoPSG blow as Watford rule out Doucoure sale

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say PSG blow as Watford rule out Doucoure saleby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford will block Abdoulaye Doucoure from joining PSG this month.PSG are keen on bringing the £50million-rated midfielder.However, the Evening Standard claim Watford will reject any offers during this transfer window.The Hornets are currently in ninth on the Premier League table and do not want to disrupt their progress by offloading one of their top players.When they do decide to sell Doucoure, Watford will stand to make a significant profit on the £8m they paid Rennes for him in 2015. last_img read more

Local news cut in half notforprofit funding models emerging reports say

first_imgOTTAWA – The number of articles generated by community newspapers in Canada has declined by almost half over the last decade, and many news organizations are trending toward not-for-profit business models to make up for a dramatic decline in advertising revenues, say a pair of new studies released Tuesday.News coverage of local municipal councils and other democratic institutions fell by more than one-third compared to 10 years ago, said a report from the Public Policy Forum called “Mind The Gaps — Quantifying The Decline of News Coverage in Canada.” The study analyzed articles appearing in community papers across five regions of the country.What was most striking about the findings was that the decline was consistent across almost all 20 communities studied, regardless of size or whether local papers were downsized or closed altogether.“It’s down whether you lost your paper, you didn’t lose your paper, whether you’re big, small or medium-sized, whether you’re French or English,” said Public Policy Forum president and CEO Ed Greenspon.“There’s a consistent trend line down, down, down.”Newspaper editors have put up a valiant effort to fight those trend lines to produce as much so-called “civic” news as possible, trying to protect the core of news that they believe is important to their audiences, said Greenspon.As a result, civic news coverage, while still in decline, hasn’t dropped off as much as the overall trend, he said.The decline in the volume of articles coincided with downsizing and closure of newspapers, as well as a drop in advertising and subscription revenues, the report said.Total net advertising revenues among daily and community newspapers across Canada fell from $3.87 billion in 2007 to $2.13 billion in 2016, according to News Media Canada, which touts itself as the voice of the country’s print and digital media industry.“It’s a bloodbath,” said Greenspon.During that same period, ad money collected by internet-based media exploded, rising from $1.24 billion to $5.48 billion, NMC reported.A number of newspaper outlets have responded by transforming their business models — a trend Greenspon predicted would continue.A higher-profile example of that move is Montreal’s La Presse newspaper, which announced in July that it was adopting a not-for-profit structure.Previously owned by Power Corporation of Canada, the 130-year-old publication declared full independence from the company, and that it would operate as a “social trust” administered by a former Supreme Court of Canada justice.While it is impossible to know which funding models will eventually halt the bleeding of revenues from news organizations — if at all — there are trends emerging that could hold promise, said another report from the forum, entitled “What the Saskatchewan Roughriders Can Teach Canadian Journalism.”The report, which looked at a number of new approaches to paying for journalism, is underpinned by a single theme, said Greenspon.“People want news that is close to their community and reflects their community,” he explained.“And that’s the key in the Saskatchewan Roughrider model.”The Canadian Football League franchise is owned by a cross-section of the community, rather than a single controlling shareholder, the report noted, suggesting that community ownership may prove to be the elusive business model that keeps the struggling newspaper industry alive.“Whether this is superior to entrepreneurial ownership is certainly open to debate, but it may be the only way to go in some smaller or mid-sized markets,” said the report.Still, the success of many of the not-for-profit ownership models being tried is predicated on money coming from philanthropic and public sources.The federal government’s 2018 budget set aside $50 million over five years, starting in fiscal 2018-19, to support local journalism in underserved communities through one or more independent non-governmental organizations. The Liberals have yet to unveil a plan for how that money will be spent.The government also pledged to look at ways of encouraging private donations to journalistic endeavours, such as through allowing news organizations to qualify for charitable status under the country’s tax laws.last_img read more

Hoskins says hes open to road tolls and raising minimum wage to

Hoskins says he’s open to road tolls and raising minimum wage to spur economy AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Liberal leadership candidate Eric Hoskins says he’s got a prescription for a healthy economy in Ontario.The doctor, who still practises medicine, says he’d reform health care by investing in preventive medicine, long-term care and home care services.Hoskins says he’d also shift to an income-based system for Ontario’s public drug plan as well as tax credits and benefits, so only those who really need the help will be eligible.He says he’d increase the minimum wage and implement the recommendations of a recent review of Ontario’s social assistance programs.Hoskins is also proposing a 20-year transportation plan in the Greater Toronto Area, with new sources of revenue to pay for it, which could include road tolls and congestion charges.He says he’d also create jobs by integrating new immigrants into Ontario’s workforce more quickly and focus on creating programs to boost youth employment. by The Canadian Press Posted Dec 17, 2012 1:53 pm MDT read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX TSX Venture Exchange markets

by The Canadian Press Posted Dec 28, 2012 5:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange markets TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (12,316.12 down 57.64 points):Poseidon Concepts Corp. (TSX:PSN). Oilfield services. Down 19 cents, or 12.84 per cent, at $1.29 on 6,598,377 shares. The Calgary-based company’s stock continued to drop, setting another record low a day after announcing it had suspended its dividend, replaced its CEO and initiated a board review of management and business processes.Research In Motion Ltd. (TSX:RIM). Wireless technology. Up five cents, or 0.43 per cent, at $11.75 on 3,665,059 shares. The BlackBerry maker sold its NewBay services subsidiary to Synchronoss Technologies for US$55.5 million. NewBay provides Internet services that allow customers to store and share content like photo albums and other data through smartphones, tablets and other devices.Cline Mining Corp. (TSX:CMK). Miner. Down 1.5 cents, or 18.75 per cent, at 6.5 cents on 3,645,897 shares.Iamgold Corp. (TSX:IMG). Miner. Down 11 cents, or 0.99 per cent, at $10.98 on 3,498,800 shares. The gold sector led all the decliners on the main index, shedding 0.72 per cent to 295.28 points.Uranium One Inc. (TSX:UUU). Miner. Up four cents, or 1.74 per cent, at $2.34 on 2,882,565 shares.Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (TSX:CNQ). Energy. Down 10 cents, or 0.35 per cent, at $28.39 on 2,616,534 shares. The energy sector slipped 0.40 per cent to 246.03 points as the price of crude oil for February dipped seven cents to US$90.80 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.TSX Venture Exchange (1,201.84 up 5.09 points):Brilliant Resources Inc. (TSXV:BLT). Resource. Unchanged at 8.5 cents on 3,690,500 shares.Victoria Gold Corp. (TSXV:VIT) Gold. Down a penny, or 4.26 per cent, at 22.5 cents on 3,631,939 shares.Companies reporting major news:Canadian National Railway Co. (TSX:CNR). Railway. Down 59 cents, or 0.65 per cent, at $89.96 on 265,070 shares. The company reached a tentative labour agreement with about 700 signals and communications workers in Canada, represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, System Council 11.South American Silver Corp. (TSX:SAC). Miner. Down two cents, or 7.14 per cent, at 26 cents on 134,159 shares. The Vancouver-based company bought a 19.9 per cent stake in High Desert Gold Corp. (TSXV:HDG) for $2.8 million. High Desert holds a 70 per cent interest in the Gold Springs gold project on the border between Utah and Nevada. read more

Study Trump health care plan would make 18M uninsured

Study: Trump health care plan would make 18M uninsured WASHINGTON – Donald Trump’s health care plan would make 18 million people uninsured, but also lower premiums significantly for policies purchased directly by consumers, according to an independent study released Thursday.The new policies would be stingier than what’s sold now.Trump’s plan would have little effect on people covered by employers and those on Medicare. But millions of low-income adults covered by the Medicaid expansion under President Barack Obama’s health care law would lose newly gained benefits. Separately, taxpayers might save money because the government no longer would have to subsidize insurance for millions of citizens.The analysis by the nonpartisan Center for Health and Economy attempts to put some numbers to the health care concepts outlined on the GOP presidential candidate’s website. The centre is a research group that includes both liberal and conservative experts.The study found “substantial uncertainty” about one of Trump’s main ideas: allowing insurers to sell policies across state lines to promote competition. In 10 years’ time, it could lead to as many as 7 million people getting individual policies, or as few as 1 million, the study found.Some of that uncertainty stems from the fact that health insurance remains a local and regional business. Costs can vary dramatically around the country. A Texas company selling policies in New York City would have to charge higher premiums. Also, out-of-state insurers might struggle to build the networks of doctors and hospitals needed to attract consumers.“The biggest wild card is (Trump’s) approach to allowing people to buy across state lines,” said Douglas Holtz-Eakin, a Republican economist and a board member of the centre.There was no immediate comment from the Trump campaign.The analysis assumes that a President Trump and a Republican Congress would be able to completely repeal Obama’s Affordable Care Act.Insurance losses would be swift and would fall mainly on people covered through Medicaid. The health law offers states an enhanced federal payment to expand their Medicaid programs and enrol low-income adults. Trump’s plan would turn Medicaid into a block grant, meaning that federal money would be limited and states would get more leeway on how to spend their allotment.Among people who buy health insurance directly, there would be winners and losers.The unpopular requirement to carry health insurance would disappear. But there would be no federal guarantee that people with health problems could get coverage.HealthCare.gov’s online insurance market would be gone, along with tax credits for premiums and subsidies for out-of-pocket costs. Individuals and families would be able to deduct their premiums from taxes. But that doesn’t help as many people as the upfront tax credits that are now available, particularly for those with modest incomes.Also eliminated would be the health law’s minimum benefit requirements, financial protections, and limitations on charging higher premiums to older adults, all of which make coverage more expensive. Insurers would respond by offering skimpy low-cost plans appealing to healthy young adults, for whom the health law has been a tough sell. Average premiums would fall by more than 20 per cent.Over time, more people would purchase the new kinds of coverage. But by 2026, there would still be 13 million more uninsured than currently projected under Obama’s law, and they could be older, sicker people.Another expert who reviewed the study but was not involved in the research said he thinks the coverage losses could be even deeper than 18 million.“You are going to get a lot thinner coverage both in terms of higher deductibles and fewer benefits,” said John Holahan of the Urban Institute think-tank . “The policy is bad for people with high risk, and good for people with low risk.”___Online:Trump plan: https://www.donaldjtrump.com/positions/healthcare-reformHealth and Economy Study: http://tinyurl.com/zyj2k5z by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, The Associated Press Posted Jul 7, 2016 1:07 pm MDT Last Updated Jul 7, 2016 at 1:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump greets the crowd and signs autographs during a campaign rally at the Sharonville Convention Center, Wednesday, July 6, 2016, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) read more

Widespread misunderstanding about antibiotic resistance threatens public health – UN health agency

The campaign, ‘Antibiotics: Handle with care,’ is a global initiative to improve understanding of the problem and change the way antibiotics are used, to avoid the further emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance, said WHO in a news release.“The rise of antibiotic resistance is a global health crisis, and governments now recognize it as one of the greatest challenges for public health today. It is reaching dangerously high levels in all parts of the world,” says Dr. Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General at the opening of the World Antibiotics Week, which begins today and runs through 22 November.Antibiotic resistance is a phenomenon that happens when bacteria change and become resistant to the antibiotics used to treat the infections they cause, WHO said.The survey points out that over-use and misuse of antibiotics increase the development of resistant bacteria and certain practices, gaps in understanding and misconceptions contribute to this phenomenon. ‹ ›According to WHO, the multi-country survey included 14 questions on the use of antibiotics, knowledge of antibiotics and of antibiotic resistance, and used a mix of online and face-to-face interviews, which were conducted in 12 countries, namely, Barbados, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Nigeria, Russian Federation, Serbia, South Africa, Sudan and Viet Nam.The study found that nearly 60 per cent of 10,000 people who were surveyed across 12 countries acknowledge that antibiotic resistance is an issue that can affect their families, but they are unsure of how it affects them.Among the surveyed, nearly 64 per cent respondents believe antibiotics can be used to treat colds and flu, despite the fact that antibiotics have no impact on viruses, and an about 32 per cent of people believed they should stop taking antibiotics when they feel better, rather than completing the prescribed course of treatment.Further, the survey revealed that nearly 76 per cent respondents thought that antibiotic resistance happens when the body becomes resistant to antibiotics, where in fact bacteria, and not humans or animals, become resistant to antibiotics and their spread causes hard-to-treat infections.Additionally, nearly 66 per cent believed that individuals are not at risk of drug-resistant infection if they personally take their antibiotics as prescribed and nearly half the people surveyed thought that antibiotic resistance is only a problem for people who take antibiotics regularly, whereas in reality anyone, of any age, in any country can get an antibiotic-resistant infection.The survey also found that more than half the respondents felt there is little to be done to stop antibiotic resistance and about 64 per cent believed medical experts can stop the problem if it becomes too serious and an additional 73 per cent of the respondents said that farmers should give fewer antibiotics to food-producing animals.At the same time, the survey also found that people did not receive antibiotics prescriptions directly from a medical practitioner. For instance, about five per cent of the respondents in Nigeria got their antibiotics from a hawker or a stall and five per cent of respondents in China got their antibiotics from the internet. “The findings of this survey point to the urgent need to improve understanding around antibiotic resistance,” says Dr. Keiji Fukuda, Special Representative of the Director-General for Antimicrobial Resistance. “This campaign is just one of the ways we are working with governments, health authorities and other partners to reduce antibiotic resistance. One of the biggest health challenges of the 21st century will require global behaviour change by individuals and societies,” Mr. Fukuda added. read more

DAS IST UWE Gensheimer amazing shot in SloMO…

One of the magicians of handball sport, Uwe Gensheimer, once again brought a lot of joy to handball community with his trick-shot in slow-motion…Amazing work, really… Uwe GensheimerUwe Gensheimer trick shot ← Previous Story Spain starts its road to EHF EURO 2016 Next Story → Brazil warms up for Denmark

NERF EXCLUSIVE The Scravenger and Evader are Made of Garbage

first_imgAs Nerf guns, the Scravenger and Evader are fun, but don’t offer overwhelming firepower. The Scravenger is lever-action and single-shot, while the Evader is semiautomatic, so you can’t just spray darts everywhere. If you want to do that, the Nerf Modulus Regulator is the best pick with its select-fire semiautomatic, three-dart burst, and automatic modes. These are still really gun, and the Scravenger lets you do the same goofy lever-spinning tricks you can with the SlingFire, just with a rougher, more orange design. The Evader is simply a solid short-to-mid-range motorized automatic Nerf gun, with the sleek, stealthy look of transparent plastic.These are prototype blasters, and the Nerf Zombie Strike Survival System Scravenger and Nerf Modulus Ghost Ops Evader won’t hit stores until this Fall. The Scravenger will retail for $49.99, while the motorized-but-comes-with-fewer-accessories Evader will retail for $39.99. And I look forward to seeing what new main series Elite Nerf guns, along with any other Modulus, Zombie Strike, Doomlands, and other guns, Hasbro will unveil next month at Toy Fair. We like Nerf guns here at Geek.com, and Nerf seems to like us, because they’ve given us access to the two newest dart blasters coming out this Fall. The Nerf Modulus Ghost Ops Evader and Nerf Zombie Strike Survival System Scravenger are the first of many new Nerf guns we’ll see next month when Hasbro comes to town for Toy Fair, and we have the prototypes in our lab right now. Yes, we have access to prototype foam weapons. We’re prepared.One of them is invisible, and the other is trash. And, if you’re familiar with Hasbro’s Nerf Zombie Strike line, that’s a compliment to both. So let’s start with the trash.The Nerf Scravenger is a garbage beast, because that’s the Zombie Strike line’s whole aesthetic: scavenged parts turned into weapons. Its full name is the Nerf Zombie Strike Survival System Scravenger, because it starts with the base rifle and adds a whole bunch of rail, grip, and barrel accessories, which the Zombie Strike line has generally shied away from. Also, Scravenger is a great name, up there with Doominator (which is also a Nerf Zombie Strike gun).The blaster itself is a lever-cocked rifle similar mechanically to the Zombie Strike SlingFire. The mechanism is like a Winchester rifle, with a reloading lever on the grip you flip forward and back to load the next dart from the magazine (or, if you want to be fancy, flip the entire gun forward and back to make it look like you’re twirling it. There’s also a selector switch if you want to fire every time you pull the lever back instead of pulling the trigger after cocking, like the slamfire features on some other mechanical Nerf guns.It’s more of a snub-nosed design than the SlingFire, with lots of molded plastic accents to look like it was thrown together. There’s molded tape on the grip and top rail, the body is covered in slotted screw and bolt heads, and the reloading lever looks like a set of angled pliers taped together. The blaster takes normal Nerf magazines, and comes with two 12-dart clips. It also has top and bottom accessory rails, a barrel accessory mount, and a butt accessory mount, making it as customizable as a Nerf Modulus blaster.That brings us to the Survival System part of the Scravenger’s name. It doesn’t include just the rifle. It includes a slew of accessories. There’s an orange butt stock molded to look like it was made in a machine shop, a white-and-orange barrel extension with blasted holes in it, a gray-and-yellow combination scope and clip holder that looks like it was built out of plumbing supplies, and a yellow-and-orange tactical light with the grip of a screwdriver. And they all mount on the Scravenger to make a huge, schlocky beast. If that isn’t enough, the Scravenger also comes with a two-shot backup blaster. It’s a garishly orange pile of gloriously molded trash, perfect for fighting zombies while leaning away from the usual green color scheme of other Zombie Strike guns. Of course, this is a prototype, so the color and other details can easily change before release.As chunky and garish as the Scravenger is, the Nerf Modulus Ghost Ops Evader is sleek and, well, clear. It’s a completely transparent Nerf gun (presumably the first of several transparent Nerf guns in the Modulus Ghost Ops line), with the exception of a few orange accents and the mechanical and electronic components. It’s a submachinegun-style rifle with no stock and an even shorter snub-nosed barrel than the Scravenger. It features two pistol grips, each with their own triggers. The foregrip trigger activates green LED lighting that illuminates the gun, while the rear grip has a lower trigger that spins up the motor (powered by four AA batteries) and an upper trigger that pushes a dart from the side-loaded magazine (a clear 12-shot clip is included) into the flywheel to fire. It’s sleek, curved, and looks deceptively simple.Because it’s a Modulus blaster, it can handle plenty of attachments. There’s an accessory rail on the top, an accessory rail on the bottom, a third accessory rail on the right side, and stock and barrel extension mounts. It also comes with a clear silencer-style barrel extension, which gives the gun an extra bit of heft and length that makes it look like a cohesive weapon. Stay on target Exclusive: Nerf Ups Its Game With New Kid-Friendly ‘Fortnite’…Geek Pick: Nerf Rival Phantom Corps Kronos XVIII-500 Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Officer Snaps Selfie With Turtle Detained for Holding Up Traffic

first_img A turtle on the move, also known as “Gopherus Genus,” was “detained” by an officer for crossing the road too slowly in Florida.Deputy L. Fontenot was on a routine patrol along Nocatee Parkway when he noticed the reptile temporarily halting traffic, Fox35 Orlando News reported. Fontenot then conducted a traffic stop on the “Florida Native” for impeding traffic flow in the area and decided to “let him go with a warning.” A St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office Facebook post captured the cute moment, which showed Fontenot taking a photo with the shelly suspect. Turtle Underpass Saves Dozens of Lives Each YearVeterinarians Build Lego Wheelchair for Turtle Missing Both Back Legs Stay on targetcenter_img “Gopherus was cooperative during the remainder of my encounter with him, so I chose to use discretion and let him go with a warning,” Fontenot noted in the post. “In fact, our interaction was so positive, we posed for a selfie together!”The turtle was then safely released back into some nearby woods and traffic flow resumed in the vicinity.Reptiles are hanging out on busy Florida highways lately: On June 3, a massive 12-foot alligator was caught crossing a busy Florida interstate at night. The gator was unfortunately injured after it was hit by a semi-truck, however, trappers were able to come to the scene and safely remove it from the highway.More on Geek.com:Watch: Veterinarians Build Lego Wheelchair for Turtle Missing Both Back LegsRecord-Setting, 62-Pound Alligator Snapping Turtle Found in Mississippi Watch: Biologists Rescue Loggerhead Sea Turtle Entangled in Buoy Linelast_img read more

Vancouver man pleads guilty to assault aboard flight from Portland to Atlanta

first_imgA Vancouver man pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to an assault aboard an airliner, after his interference with a flight attendant drove the plane’s pilot to make an emergency landing.Bolutife Olusegun Olorunda, 29, pleaded guilty to assault within maritime and territorial jurisdiction before a U.S. magistrate judge Tuesday, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Oklahoma.On May 30, while aboard Delta Air Lines Flight 1156 flying from Portland to Atlanta, Olorunda “verbally assaulted and interfered with a flight attendant on the aircraft,” according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.He was singing out loud and screaming, disrupting other passengers, according to a federal complaint, and when a flight attendant contacted Olorunda, he ignored her and then threatened her.The incident caused the pilot to declare an emergency on board, then divert for an emergency landing at Tulsa, Okla., International Airport.last_img read more

Barcelona boss explains why Messi played against Spurs after all

first_imgEven though Barcelona was already through to the next round, Valverde subbed Messi into a squad full of bench players already winning the game.Following the 1-1 draw between Ernesto Valverde’s Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur, Valverde explained why he randomly subbed Lionel Messi into the match when his team was ahead on the scoreboard. Messi came on at the 63rd minute when the Catalan squad was still winning the tie.“It’s better for him to play for a while and to be in motion, he likes it,” Valverde said, as quoted by FourFourTwo.David Villa, FC BarcelonaTop 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.“We also, and I don’t have to tell you about the fans, there have been players who were not there because we had an intense match three days ago.“We wanted to see players like [Carles] Alena or [Juan] Miranda in difficult situations, as well as the response of [Jasper] Cillessen, [Thomas] Vermaelen, Arthur or Munir, we did not want to lose competitive level against a very strong team.”last_img read more

Chicago Officers Accused in Van Dyke Coverup Go on Trial

first_imgBy DON BABWIN, Associated PressCHICAGO (AP) — Dashcam video showing Jason Van Dyke pointing his gun at black teenager Laquan McDonald and firing 16 times was key evidence in the murder conviction of the white Chicago police officer. The same video will be at the forefront again this week, as three more officers stand trial, accused of lying to protect Van Dyke in the aftermath of the killing.The trial starting Tuesday of David March, Joseph Walsh and Thomas Gaffney won’t receive nearly as much media attention as Van Dyke ‘s, but there’s no understating the significance of using that same video to underscore what prosecutors call the Chicago Police Department ‘s unofficial code of silence, in which officers cover for each other.In this Oct. 30, 2018 file photo, from left, former Detective David March, Chicago Police Officer Thomas Gaffney and former officer Joseph Walsh appear at a pre-trial hearing at Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago. (Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool File)“When you go out and talk to people who are living in communities that have experienced police abuse, what really makes them feel betrayed and lose faith in the system is the officers who cover up what they’ve seen or don’t say anything,” said Christy Lopez, a Georgetown University law professor who led a federal probe of the city’s police force. “So, yes, this is very significant.”Jim Pasco, executive director of the National Fraternal Order of Police, agrees but for a very different reason.“This is going to have a chilling effect on appropriate, aggressive policing,” he said.The charges of conspiracy, misconduct and obstruction of justice boil down to the accusation that March, Walsh and Gaffney falsified their reports about the October 2014 shooting and didn’t interview witnesses who could have provided accounts they didn’t want to record.Prosecutors contend that Walsh, who was Van Dyke’s partner and Gaffney, a patrolman, wrote among other things that McDonald assaulted Van Dyke. Gaffney claimed Van Dyke and other officers had been injured. Further, Walsh supported Van Dyke’s claim that McDonald lunged at the two of them with a knife and, even after bullets knocked McDonald down, he “attempted to get up while still armed with a knife.”None of these details was apparent on the dashcam video that captured the incident and  has been shown on news shows countless times since a judge ordered the city to make it public a year after the shooting.Prosecutors say March — a detective who investigated the shooting and who along with Walsh has since left the department — not only cleared Van Dyke of any wrongdoing by saying the video matched witness accounts, but also told another officer to include false information in her report. Gaffney remains on the force but has been suspended.While no other officers have been charged, the special prosecutor, Patricia Brown Holmes, said it is clear that others on the force, including brass, wanted Van Dyke to be cleared.“We should be applauding him, not second guessing him,” wrote a sergeant identified only as March’s supervisor in an email to a lieutenant. Prosecutors contend police also shooed witnesses from the scene, and that the defendants and others met at a station to “conceal the true facts” of the shooting.Not surprisingly, attorneys for the three dismiss any talk of conspiracy.“The whole indictment is a sham, based not on evidence, but on politics,” March’s attorney, James McKay said at a recent hearing.Lopez, the law professor, said a conviction would send a powerful message to police officers all over the country that, “You can be held accountable, even if you didn’t pull the trigger.”But Robert Weisskopf, a retired Chicago police officer and former president of the lieutenants’ union, said that message has already been sent.“Are you really going to work that hard and do anything more than the bare minimum if you think you could go to prison, lose your mortgage, have protesters in front of your house?” he asked. “They’re going to say, ‘Screw that.’”Others say the lessons of the shooting are less about politics and changing attitudes toward police, and more about the growing role of technology in policing.“You have a partner who screws up, you cover for him. That’s not going to change,” said Terry Ekl, a lawyer whose lawsuit in a videotaped beating of a female bartender by an off-duty Chicago police officer led the jury to conclude there was a code of silence in the department.“The use of the video, that’s what’s going to be a strong deterrent to condoning misconduct.”Chicago’s second trial in a matter of weeks to rely on the same explosive video will, he said, only remind everyone of that.last_img read more

Artificial magnetic fields for light could illuminate correlated quantum systems

first_img In a recent study, a team of physicists, J. Otterbach, et al., from the University of Kaiserslautern in Germany and Vilnius University in Lithuania have proposed a new method for probing strongly correlated quantum systems. They show that it is possible to create artificial magnetic fields for stationary light using a uniformly rotating medium, such as a rotating optical lattice or other system. In this scenario, light behaves as a massive quantum particle in a magnetic field. The physicists predict that this system could enable scientists to study a variety of single- and many-particle quantum effects. The new design involves the use of photonic quasiparticles called stationary-light polaritons (or “heavy light”). Quasiparticles were recently suggested as a tool for investigating correlated quantum systems. In general terms, a quasiparticle can be thought of as a combination of a real particle and its surrounding environment. For instance, stationary-light polaritons are a superposition of photonic and matter excitations in the surrounding space. Unlike charged particles such as electrons, which are forced by a magnetic field into circular orbits, neutral particles such as quasiparticles do not couple with magnetic fields. “If one wants to see effects similar to electrons in solid state physics related to the presence of a magnetic field, one has to create an ‘effective’ magnetic field,” coauthor Michael Fleischhauer from the University of Kaiserslautern told PhysOrg.com. “We showed how to do this for ‘heavy light’ quasiparticles.” In the scientists’ proposed design, stationary-light polaritons are created in a rotating ensemble of atoms driven by counterpropagating lasers. The system consists of four states – two excited atomic states and two atomic ground states – which are coupled together in a closed configuration by four light fields with opposite polarizations. The scientists explain that the rotation of the light fields is similar to cold rotating gases that are used to trap cold atoms, except that the new system uses quasiparticles instead of atoms. Here, the polaritons can be described as quantum particles (either Schrodinger or two-component Dirac particles) in magnetic fields, and their effective mass can be adjusted by two control lasers. “Ideally, one wants to make the effective magnetic field as strong as possible,” Fleischhauer said. “For stationary-light quasiparticles, this [strength] can potentially be higher than what can be achieved for cold atoms.”Fleischhauer predicts that these artificial magnetic fields should be strong enough to allow researchers to study highly correlated quantum states, such as the fractional quantum Hall effect. Further, there are numerous experimental systems available today that could be used to implement this scheme.“In order to see the quantum effects one needs interactions,” he explained. “The magnetic field is, however, a necessary and important prerequisite. Its action leads (without interaction) to largely degenerate quantum states. … If interactions are switched on, the lowest energy state of the system becomes a very interesting many-body state with non-local quantum correlation. This is also the origin of the so-called fractionalized quantum Hall effect. These effects were interesting and important enough for two Nobel prizes (the integer quantum Hall effect by K. von Klitzing in 1985; and the fractional quantum Hall effect by R. Laughlin, H. Stoermer, and D. Tsui in 1998).” Cross-Dressing Rubidium May Reveal Clues for Exotic Computing Explore further (PhysOrg.com) — In general, the field of many-body physics involves the interactions and collective behavior of large numbers of particles. Scientists have made significant progress in exploring this field, which has led to applications in condensed matter physics, nuclear physics, and astrophysics. However, one challenging area that remains is understanding many-body systems on the quantum level. Two counterpropagating control lasers (blue arrows) interact with an atomic system to generate stationary-light polaritons, which behave as quantum particles in a magnetic field. The system could enable scientists to study many-body systems on the quantum level. Image credit: J. Otterbach, et al. ©2010 The American Physical Society. More information: J. Otterbach, J. Ruseckas, R.G. Unanyan, G. Juzeliunas, and M. Fleischhauer. “Effective Magnetic Fields for Stationary Light.” Physical Review Letters 104, 033903 (2010). DOI:10.1103/PhysRevLett.104.033903 Citation: Artificial magnetic fields for light could illuminate correlated quantum systems (2010, February 3) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-02-artificial-magnetic-fields-illuminate-quantum.html 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. Copyright 2010 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com.last_img read more

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first_img Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more January 27, 2009 – Siemens Healthcare will supply diagnostics equipment, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), digital radiography (DR) and mammography systems, to Al Razi Healthcare in Lahore, Pakistan.The recently signed contract will provide Al Razi Healthcare with diagnostic imaging services, many of which are not currently available anywhere in Pakistan.The deal includes a broad range of Siemens diagnostic equipment including the MAGNETOM Avanto MRI, the ultimate system for hospitals with the most comprehensive and advanced application range available, the SOMATOM Definition, a dual source CT with complete range of dual energy applications, and the AXIOM Multi M with mobile flat detector, the first radiography system in Pakistan to cover the full spectrum of general purpose radiographic applications from skeletal to thorax, pediatric to orthopedic exposures. The project also includes mammography system, multiple digital color doppler devices and DR and fluoroscopy unit AXIOM Iconos R200.For more information: www.medical.siemens.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more Videos | 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) read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more Related Content 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 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. 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Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. 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 Image courtesy of Imago Systemslast_img read more