Can the heart of BCs gas land be cleaned up with new

first_imgLaurie HamelinAPTN NewsThe LNG Canada project in British Columbia will move fracked natural gas from northeastern British Columbia to the Pacific coast.In the 40 year lifespan of the project, thousands of new wells will be drilled.While there might be jobs and opportunities for local First Nations, others worry that new wells will destroy an area already heavily impacted by industry.lhamelin@aptn.ca@Laurie_Hamelinlast_img

Ottawa on a different economic planet Alberta finance minister

first_imgCALGARY — Alberta’s finance minister says Ottawa’s latest fiscal update shows the federal government doesn’t appreciate how badly the price squeeze on western Canadian crude is hurting the Canadian economy.“It’s clear the federal government’s not speaking the same economic language of Albertans,” Joe Ceci said Wednesday. “Ottawa is living in a different economic planet.”Ceci said he was disappointed the fall economic statement included no actions to help Alberta oil producers narrow the price gap between their product and U.S. light crude — around a staggering $45 a barrel recently.He said Ottawa has not demonstrated a clear understanding of the economic damage caused by the failure to build new pipelines to coastal waters, enabling exports outside the United States.“We face a critical time for Canada’s energy sector and until our market access issues are addressed, the national economy will continue to forfeit billions to the American economy,” Ceci said.“This update does not address one of the biggest concerns Albertans have — getting fair value for our non-renewable resources.”Last month, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley proposed Ottawa invest in moving oil to market on rail cars as a stop-gap measure to relieve some of the landlocked oil glut until new pipelines come into operation.Ceci said he would have liked to see a mention of crude-by-rail in the economic statement.But he said there could be more information on that matter as soon as Thursday, when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is scheduled to visit Calgary.“We’re busily working to get those numbers together.”Ceci said he is pleased with measures included in the fiscal update to allow manufacturers to write off certain capital costs immediately. It was something Ceci pitched in a letter to his federal counterpart.“This improves our competitiveness and is a win for Alberta workers and companies,” Ceci said. “I’m pleased the federal government listened to our advice and took action.”The Canadian Presslast_img read more

UN refugee agency deplores murder of displaced Colombian families

The United Nations refugee agency today strongly condemned the brutal murders of eight people, including three children, in northwestern Colombia, the latest in a string of attacks against people who had been displaced by the decades-long conflict between left-wing guerrillas, right-wing paramilitaries and Government forces.Officials from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) are scheduled to travel tomorrow to San José de Apartadó to meet with community members and military authorities, and the agency called on the authorities to prosecute those responsible for “these deplorable crimes” and ensure the protection of internally displaced persons (IDPs) throughout Colombia who are at risk of violence, threats and intimidation.According to witnesses, unidentified armed men in military fatigues last week abducted Luis Eduardo Guerra, founder of the San José de Apartadó peace community, his wife and 11-year-old son. They were taken to the property of another member of the peace community, who was also held along with his wife and two children aged 6 and 2. The two families, together with another man, were then brutally murdered and their bodies left in a shallow mass grave.The murders are the latest in a series that, according to the community, have left 154 of their members dead since 1997. Peace communities were established in the late 1990s in the region by people displaced by the conflict who gradually began to return. They are committed to peaceful civil resistance and neutrality. They reject the presence in their territory of irregular armed groups and the regular army.Mr. Guerra had represented the San José de Apartadó peace community in talks with the Government.“These murders clearly show the difficult situation facing the peace communities and the risks confronting their leaders,” UNHCR spokesman Rupert Colville told a news briefing in Geneva. “In the last eight years, the Colombian State has not been able to undertake sufficient measures to protect and solve the problems faced by these communities.”Overall more than 1.5 million IDPs throughout Colombia are registered with the Government, but non-governmental organizations (NGOs) estimate there could actually be over 3 million. According to official sources, 74 per cent of the displaced are women and children. read more

Gilmore would support councils cutting property tax by 15 per cent

first_imgTÁNAISTE EAMON GILMORE has said he would support councils in highly populated urban areas if they decide to implement a cut of up to 15 per cent to the property tax.Gilmore said today that this option was already in the legislation and this would be at the discretion of each individual local authority. This year, 80 per cent of the money collected through the tax is supposed to be retained by local authorities to fund services.Speaking on RTÉ’s This Week programme, the Tánaiste said “those authorities where property values are higher, densities are high and therefore income to them is high, will be able to reduce it by 15 per cent.He said the Labour Party “supports that” and it is a policy that will be followed by Labour councillors following the local election.“I expect that where councils are led by the Labour Party after the local election, the Labour Party will pursue this policy in these local authorities,” he added.Read: €1 million deducted from social welfare benefits to pay property tax>Read: Your questions about the local property tax answered>last_img read more

Poll Do you have a Trócaire box in the house

first_img No, but I never did (1363) Poll Results: Yes (408) YesNo, but it used to be a traditionNo, but I never didI’m not familiar with the Trócaire box campaignVote THE IRISH CHARITY Trócaire is marking its 40th anniversary in operation this year.While it is now just one of several Irish charities involved in projects in the developing world, it is fair to say that the ‘Trócaire box’ has long been a high-profile fundraising device every Lent. But is the Trócaire box as prevalent in households around Ireland as it once was?Do you have a Trócaire box in your home? I’m not familiar with the Trócaire box campaign (274) No, but it used to be a tradition (1495)last_img read more

The 9 at 9 Saturday

first_imgEVERY DAY, TheJournal.ie brings you nine things you should know with your morning cup of coffee.1. #SEAN DUNNE: The Sean Dunne bankruptcy saga rumbles on after Ulster Bank intervened in proceedings in the US. RTÉ News reports that the bank has claimed that Dunne filed for bankruptcy in the US to avoid bankruptcy rules in Ireland and they want the Irish proceedings to go ahead,2. #US TRAIN: A rush-hour collision between two commuter trains in a suburb north of New York City Friday injured 60 passengers, five of them seriously. Metro North, which carries around 280,000 passengers each day, said the cause of the crash is not yet known.3. #DIESEL LAUNDERING: Custom officers have discovered a sophisticated diesel-laundering operation in an industrial estate in Blanchardstown, Dublin. The operation was at a €1.75 million loss to the exchequer.4. #ABORTION: The government is likely to face pressure to modify the proposed legislation for abortion after the Master of the Rotunda expressed concerns about the suicide clause, reports The Irish Times.  Meanwhile, here is the 12 interesting moments from the Oireachtas abortion hearings.5. #PUBLIC PAY: Fifty-five staff under the remit of the Department of Education and Skills earn more than the Taoiseach. Data published by education minister Ruairí Quinn shows that a significant number of staff – assumed to be employed at the country’s universities and institutes of technology – earn over €200,000 a year.6. #FRANCE: France became the 14th country to legalise same-sex marriage today after President Francois Hollande signed the measure into law following months of bitter political debate.7. #SHOOTING MASSACRE: A novel by Irish author Colum McCann has been selected to help surviving students overcome the grief and trauma they suffered after a gunman killed 20 children and six adults in Newtown, Connecticut on 14 December. McCann said the selection of ‘Let the Great World Spin’ was “possibly the greatest honour of my life.”8. #JAPAN: A strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck off the northern coast of Japan’s main Honshu island earlier, seismologists said, but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of damage.9. #FLYING NUN: A 75-year-old nun made a parachute jump to raise money for Aware and other charities yesterday. Sr Patricia Wall, who made the skydive in Galway, has so far raised around €25,000.last_img read more

Baggott PSNI shouldnt have to investigate Troublesera killings

first_imgOUTGOING PSNI CHIEF Matt Baggott has said Northern Ireland needs to find a new way to investigate killings that happened during the Troubles.He said the force should not not investigate murders that happened before the signing of the Good Friday Agreement in 1998.He made the comments to BBC Northern Ireland, as be marked his final day in office, saying there was a ”need to separate the past from the present”.“I think how ever that is done, the PSNI should no longer be accountable for dealing with issues that pre-date the Good Friday Agreement.”“We have to create a situation where police resources are focused on the here and now, without taking away from the needs of justice or victims. But that can be done in a different place, under a different authority.Baggott, who took up the top job in 2009, is being replaced by Co Down-born PSNI officer George Hamilton.Read: RUC sergeant shot dead could have been saved ‘if he was warned’ by senior officerslast_img read more

Low to play young players in Euro qualifiers

first_imgFollowing an abysmal performance at the World Cup and a disastrous UEFA Nations League campaign, Germany manager Joachim Low says he give young players a chance in their Euro 2020 qualifiers.Germany were awful in Russia as they were knocked out of the group stage of the World Cup crown, and have also been relegated from the top tier of the UEFA Nations League. It has been a miserable past few months for Joachim Low, who is now turning to youth to save Germany further embarrassment.Speaking ahead of Germany’s match with Holland on Monday, Low said in quotes on www.dfb.de: “The Netherlands deserved their win against the world champions.“For us, the feeling is obviously quite bitter since we now no longer have the chance to stay in League A. We have to accept that.Top 5 Bundesliga players to watch during the weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Bundesliga’s Top 5 players to watch next weekend.The German…“Our focus, however, is now like it was before – solely on qualifying for the European Championship, where we want to send a strong team out.“With this in mind we will have lots of room to allow young players to come in and for them to get more and more experience with the national team.“In this year, which overall has been very disappointing for us, we want to put on a good show for the fans on Monday in Gelsenkirchen.”last_img read more

Yet another teen worker pumped to death

first_img-A teenage worker was killed after air was pumped through his rectum by his co-worker in a factory in Birkedar area of Kahalu upazila in Bogra on Friday.The deceased was identified as Russel, 18, son of Abdul Hannan of Mirpara of the upazila and a worker of ‘ABC’ tiles factory.Read more: Inhuman torture leads to boy’s deathKahalu police station officer-in-charge Nur-e-Alam Siddiqui said Russel had an altercation with his co-worker Rubel, 22, in the factory in the morning.At one stage, Rubel inserted an air pump nozzle into Russel’s rectum and filled his stomach with air, leaving him sick.Later, he was rushed to Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College and Hopsital where he succumbed to his injuries around 1:15pm.Read more: 3 held over killing boy by ‘pumping air through rectum’ in N’ganjlast_img read more

Separate incidents kill 2

first_imgMap of RajshahiTwo persons were killed in separate incidents in Puthia and Durgapur upazilas of Rajshahi district on Monday.The deceased are Piarul Islam, 40, son of a certain Kukor Mondol of Jamira Hatpara village in Puthia upazila and Ishaq Mandal of Sukhandighi village in Durgapur upazila, reports UNB.Locals said there had been a longstanding land dispute between Piarul and his younger brother Ziarul.On Monday, younger brother Ziarul locked into an altercation with Piarul over the land dispute after Fazr prayer.At one stage, Ziarul hacked his elder brother Piarul with sharp weapon, leaving him critically injured.The injured was taken to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital where physicians declared him dead, locals added.Soon after the incident, victim’s wife filed a murder case with Belpukur police station accusing four people, said its officer-in-charge Sheikh Mohammad Golam Mostofa.In another incident, Ishaq Mandal was beaten by a rival group over a trivial matter in Sukandighi village of Durgapur upazila, leaving him critically injured.He was admitted to RMCH where doctors declared him dead around 12:00am, said Durgapur police station sub-inspector (investigation) Mizanur Rahman.A case was filed with the police station and law enforcement arrested Lalu, 46, son of one late Syed Ali of the village for his involvement in the incident, police said.last_img read more

Several caravan migrants disperse as asylum process stalls

first_imgA migrant, part of a caravan of thousands from Central America trying to reach the United States, crosses a flooded area next to the border wall, as he tries to cross from Mexico to the US in Tijuana, Mexico on 7 December. Photo: ReutersThousands of Central American migrants spent weeks travelling north through Mexico in caravans, walking and hitching rides when possible, only for many to give up hope and turn back when they met resistance at the US border.Others hopped the border fence, often directly into the hands of immigration authorities on the US side, while still others dug in at temporary lodgings in Tijuana for the long process of seeking asylum from a reluctant US government.As rain poured down on a former music venue in Tijuana that holds a diminished crowd of 2,500 migrants, Jessica, 18, grabbed her feverish 1-year-old daughter and took her inside to a friend while she figured out what to do with her broken tent.Jessica had traveled from El Salvador, and said she and her husband were waiting in the Barretal camp for the right moment to try to cross the border illegally.“Getting asylum is really difficult,” she said. “They ask you for a lot of evidence and it’s impossible. It’s not like they say it is.”Other migrants face the same dilemma. Of 6,000 who arrived in Tijuana in the caravans last month, 1,000 have scrambled over border fences, and most of those were detained, the head of Mexico’s civil protection agency David Leon told local media on Wednesday.A further 1,000 have accepted voluntary deportation, he said, while others are living on the street outside the municipal sports centre where they first arrived, or in smaller shelters. The director of the Barretal camp, Mario Medina, said he expected hundreds more to arrive within days.US president Donald Trump has sought to make it harder to get asylum, but a federal court last month placed a temporary restraining order on his policy that only permitted asylum claims made at official ports of entry.Under former President Barack Obama a system dubbed “metering” began, which limits how many can ask for asylum each day in Tijuana. Lawyers say Trump is using the system more aggressively to stem the flow at the port of entry.A US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) spokeswoman said the agency works with Mexico and charities to manage the flow, but denied that people were being prevented from making asylum claims.Mexico’s National Immigration Institute, which did not respond to requests for comment, has said in the past it protects migrants rights, while respecting other countries’ immigration policies.Looking after the large groups of Central Americans is a challenge for Mexico. New president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has vowed to issue more work visas and on Friday pledged to do more to improve conditions at the Barretal shelter.His government is in talks with Washington about an immigration plan, including a US proposal to make asylum seekers stay in Mexico until their claim is decided, a process that can take years. Some believe that would deter people from seeking refuge.Navigating the ListDespite the wait, more people are adding their names to the semi-formal asylum list. Created a couple of years ago around the time an influx of Haitians arrived in Tijuana seeking to enter the United States, it has been challenged in a US lawsuit that claims it deliberately delays asylum seekers.Migrants put their names in a black-and-white ledger, controlled by around eight migrant volunteers. Those on the list are given a number and must wait months to pass through for an interview. The list contains thousands of names from around the world.Each day, CBP officials communicate with Mexican immigration officials who then tell the migrants how many can go through, according to volunteers, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. They said between 40 and 100 per day are usually sent.At the end of each day, Mexican immigration officials guard the ledger. Lawyers have cited multiple problems with this system. For instance, they have said, some people on the list could be Mexicans fleeing the federal government.Some migrants expressed distrust of the list. Honduran Anabell Pineda, 26, said she thought the process was not for her as she left behind a daughter in Honduras.“They say, though I don’t know, that asylum is for people that don’t want to go back to their country, and I do want to go back,” she said.Pineda, travelling with her son, said that once she gets her paperwork, she plans find a job in Mexico City.Pineda has applied for a humanitarian visa that will get her a work permit in Mexico, a better bet than trying to get to the United States, she said.“It’s really difficult to cross, because of what happened last time. I don’t want to put my children in danger,” she said, referring to disturbances in which US officials launched tear gas at migrants last month. At a jobs fair set up by the federal Labour Ministry, coordinator Nayla Rangel said more than 3,000 migrants, mainly from the caravan, had job interviews.Rangel said there were more than 10,000 jobs open in the state of Baja California, with salaries around 1500 pesos ($74) per week. For many migrants hoping to send money to families in Central America, that likely would not be enoughlast_img read more

Darkwood Delivers Surreal Horror to Nintendo Switch

first_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 “Darkwood” is the sort of game you might not expect to find on the Nintendo Switch: It’s dark, violent, and immensely unsettling.But the top-down survival horror title is also an excellent fit for the platform, the sort of evocative experience that a player can methodically pick at in short stints, or sink into for hours at a time.The game takes place in a Polish village and the dark woods that surround it in the late ‘80s. It’s presented from a top-down perspective and instead of relying on unexpected surprises to scare, it delivers horror through a creeping, constant tension and unnatural creatures.Most surprising is that this is the first game created by developer Acid Wizard.“It’s our first game,” said Jacob Kuc. “We didn’t know anything about making games at all. Three guys and a dog is basically our whole studio.” Popular on Variety “We really like when games or media play with what’s good and what’s bad,” Koc said. “Protagonists and antagonists are switching roles and you don’t know what is good and bad, that’s your part to figure out. It’s messing with your head a little bit.” Despite its dark tones, “Darkwood” started out as an idea for a tower defense game with surprising inspiration.“We were really inspired by ‘Home Alone’ where you are setting traps, but it expanded a lot from a three-month game to working on it from five and a half years,” Kuc said. “Basically, we were adding more and more mechanics from the games we liked.“The top-down view was more about the fact that we were only three guys.”As the game grew. “Darkwood” became a different sort of title.That top-down view, which typically would provide an entire screen of surroundings to see, was narrowed down to a slive, a claustrophobic cone of light and the story became much more into focus.“We are really inspired by old sci-fi Russian writers like the Strugatsku brother, who wrote ‘Roadside Picnic,’ which became ‘STALKER and David Lynch movies,” Kuc said. “That’s why the setting is Slavic because we are from Poland. We decided to make it Polish to make it as authentic as we could.”While the trio of developers was living in Warsaw while they were making the game, Koc said he grew up in the countryside and much of the setting draws from his experiences living there.“Traveling to our grandmother and grandfather and those recollections,” he said. “It’s like a twisted and dark vision of that.”The game opens in a desolate, darkened house and provides almost no information to the player. As you explore your settings, venture outside, and wander the countryside, the uncanny nature of your dilemma comes into focus. The game features day and night cycles as an important element, and while the story remains unchanged, the maps and some events are randomly generated, lending each experience its own unique feel. Players will have to scavenge materials and craft things to survive, they’ll have skills and perks to unlock, but ultimately the experience is about unraveling the strangeness that so tightly winds around the game.Koc said the game will take 20 to 30 hours to beat depending on a person’s playstyle.The story plays not just with the edges of reality, but also the notion of morality.last_img read more

Russia Fines Facebook 50 for Violating Data Privacy Law

first_img A judge in a Moscow courtroom brought the gavel down hard on Facebook this week, ruling that the social networking giant had violated a local data law. The company was also slapped with a fine. Of about $50.Yes, that’s five zero and no, it’s not a typo. Facebook, which posted revenues of almost $56 billion in 2018 and paid more that $22 million for Mark Zuckerberg’s security detail, basically owes the Russian court a crisp, green portrait of Ulysses S. Grant.As you no doubt figured out already, the amount of the fine isn’t really important. What Russian authorities are more interested in is getting the legal ball rolling. The ruling could be the first step on the road to Facebook being totally banned in Russia.That’s exactly what happened to everyone’s favorite source of work-related inbox clutter, LinkIn. Russia has been blocking access to LinkedIn for more than two years now for the same offense.It all started back in September of 2015 when Russia’s data localization law came into effect. The law requires service providers to store the data of Russian users on servers that are physically located within Russia’s borders.According to ZDNet’s Catalin Cimpanu, the law isn’t enforced all that often. Early in 2017, however, authorities gave both Facebook and Twitter an  ultimatum: comply or face the consequences.Twitter promised to get with the program but reportedly still hasn’t taken any meaningful steps. They were also slapped with a token $50 fine last week as a result.It may now just be a matter of time before both sites are blocked in Russia. Presumably exceptions will be made for troll farm workers who need access in order to carry out their disinformation campaigns. Regulators don’t want to inadvertently make it harder for them to do their jobs. That’d just be wrong.More on Geek.com:Researchers Discover Two More Cases of Facebook Data ExposureFacebook Charged With Housing DiscriminationOops: Facebook Stored ‘Hundreds of Millions’ of Passwords in Plain Text ‘Storm Loch Ness’ Joke Facebook Event Aims to Spot Folklore ‘Monster’Nearly 300K Alien Fans Sign Up to ‘Raid Area 51’ for Joke Facebook Event Stay on targetlast_img read more

How to pick scents according to season

first_imgTodays youth have been indulging themselves to take care of their skin very diligently and meticulously by using different creams, moisturizers and nourishers according to their skin and seasons.Similarly, the deodorant too needs changes with variations in seasons.Here are some tips to pick the right deodorants according to seasons: The blossoming flowers and the romantic season of spring kindle our body to choose some oriental fragrances for the men and floral and bloomy fragrances for the women. This invigorates the inner charisma of people making them more refreshed and energized throughout the day. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe scorching heat and searing winds of the summer season make it unbearable and excruciating to stand this season. The active sweat glands of our body long for some deodorants that give a feeling of freshness and rejuvenation. Notes like citrus, aquatic and marine are ideal to use in summer season.The fall or the transition of summer to winter marks the onset of autumn by cooling down the temperature substantially. This season also requires a fragrance with refreshing notes. The shedding of the tree leaves make the season to be a bit gloomy, therefore energize the inner you by stimulating and yourself with some magnificent notes.Winter: During this season, we must choose deodorants which have heavy notes like oud & amber which shall give an indelible fragrance while being cozy in your knit wears.last_img read more

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first_img Videos | SPECT-CT | December 12, 2018 VIDEO: Walk Around of the Veriton SPECT-CT System This is a walk around of the new Spectrum Dynamics Veriton SPECT-CT nuclear imaging system introduced at the 2018 … read more Discovery NM/CT 670 Technology | Nuclear Imaging | July 16, 2018 Siemens Healthineers Announces FDA Clearance of syngo.via VB30 Molecular Imaging Software At the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI), June 23-26 in Philadelphia… read more Feature | Nuclear Imaging | November 05, 2018 | By Sabyasachi Ghosh State of the Industry: Medical Hybrid Imaging Market “Experimental validation implemented in real-life situations and not theoretical claims exaggerating small advantages read more Feature | Cardiac Imaging | May 03, 2018 | By Jeff Zagoudis Will Cardiac MRI Expand? Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for cardiac assessment provides a radiation-free alternative to other commonly used… read more New Spectrum Dynamics SPECT-CT System at RSNA 2018Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:33Loaded: 10.56%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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October 11, 2009 – GE Healthcare announced the European launch of Discovery NM/CT 670, a hybrid imaging platform designed to improve workflow, dose management, and overall image quality, during the EANM’09 Annual Congress of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine, held Oct. 10-14 in Barcelona, Spain.The system combines GE Healthcare’s BrightSpeed Elite 16-slice CT, a newly designed SPECT gantry for greater positional flexibility, and the latest advancements in Nuclear Medicine detectors.The Discovery NM/CT 670 is designed enable physicians to perform advanced hybrid and standalone CT procedures. The Discovery NM/CT 670 platform incorporates flexible and proven workflow technology advancements from 10 years of Infinia Hawkeye innovations and installations with a modular gantry, designed to embrace tomorrow’s technology today. The BrightSpeed Elite, providing proven multi-slice CT performance, completes the academic system.“With the combination of advanced CT and SPECT technology available on the Discovery NM/CT 670, we will be able to optimize both our SPECT and standalone CT protocols,” said professor Ora Israel from Rambam Medical Center, Israel.The Discovery NM/CT 670 also has the capability to shorten acquisition times, improve dose management, and enable more convenient patient scheduling in comparison to separate, conventional SPECT and CT exams.Keeping the patient in mind, the system is said to able to reduce scan time dramatically. Bone imaging protocols, including planar whole body, 3D SPECT and CT attenuation correction/localization, are amongst the most frequently performed nuclear medicine procedures. With conventional nuclear hybrid imaging, a traditional bone imaging protocol can take up to 55 minutes. With the Discovery NM/CT 670, the time is reduced to as little as 25 minutes. This reduction in time can be less painful, and possibly reduce patient movement due to the pain or uncomfortable positioning, minimizing artifacts in the scan. A shorter, more comfortable scan also has the potential to improve image quality, allowing clinicians to be more confident in their diagnosis.The Discovery NM/CT 670 is 510(k) pending at FDA. It is not available for sale in the United States.For more information: www.gehealthcare.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Nuclear Imaging | June 10, 2017 GE Healthcare SPECT/CT and PET/CT Systems Enhance Personalized Patient Care GE Healthcare showcased positron emission tomography (PET) and single photon emission computed tomography/computed… read more News | Interventional Radiology | July 31, 2019 International Multidisciplinary Group Publishes Recommendations for Personalized HCC Treatment With Y90 TheraSphere New consensus recommendations for personalized treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with BTG’s TheraSphere have… read more Videos | Nuclear Imaging | August 24, 2017 VIDEO: PET vs. SPECT in Nuclear Cardiology and Recent Advances in Technology Prem Soman, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at the Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh, and p read more News | SPECT Imaging | December 06, 2018 Spectrum Dynamics Sues GE for Theft, Misappropriation of Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition Single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) cardiac imaging company Spectrum Dynamics filed a lawsuit Dec. 6,… read more center_img Technology | October 12, 2009 GE Launches New 16-Slice SPECT/CT in Europe A PET/CT head and neck cancer scan. Feature | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | February 08, 2018 | Dave Fornell FDA Clears Path for First Domestic Supply of Tc-99m Isotope February 8, 2018 — The U.S. read more The Chalk River nuclear isotope reactor license has been renewed, but will be decommissioned by 2028. The reactor supplies about 50 percent of the world’s supply of Tc99m. Related Content Advances in Nuclear Cardiac Imaging – Discussion With Dr. Prem SomanSharePlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 8:22Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -8:22 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsdefault, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.Caption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Technetium-99m is primarily used for the detection of cancer and to assess perfusion defects in the heart caused by heart attacks or other conditions. Cardiac MRI being performed at the DeBakey Heart Hospital. Feature | Nuclear Imaging | April 02, 2018 | Dave Fornell Chalk River Isotope Reactor Decommissioning Date Set April 2, 2018 – The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced March 29 that it renewed Canadian Nuclear Lab read more last_img read more

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first_img September 21, 2012—Mach 7 Technologies (Mach7), a global provider of enterprise clinical image management solutions, has been named the Global Enterprise Imaging Informatics Entrepreneurial Company of the Year by Frost & Sullivan. The Best Practices accolade comes as a result of Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis of the enterprise medical image archiving market.Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit by devising a strong growth strategy and robustly implementing it. The market research firm believes that Mach7 has shown strength in terms of innovation in business processes, leadership in customer value as well as market penetration.Mach7’s flagship solution, Keystone Suite, exemplifies best-in-class enterprise image management and archiving. The enterprise clinical image management platform is highly scalable and has been tested as a robust solution at all types of facilities. According to Frost & Sullivan, this dedication to product development sets Mach7 apart and allows it to adopt a multi-department, enterprise-oriented market approach to the image management market.Further setting Mach7 apart is a unique value proposition. The company’s vendor-neutral archiving platform is not bound to a radiology-centric approach. The innovative technology empowers customers to own, share and access their imaging data and workflow by providing a final solution to DICOM and non-DICOM interoperability challenges, and enabling users to achieve true enterprise imaging integration.“Implementing its technology at prestigious healthcare institutions across the U.S. was one of Mach 7 Technologies’ early achievements,” says Frost & Sullivan Principal Analyst Nadim Daher. “The adoption of its solutions by some of the world’s leading names in healthcare demonstrated the company’s thought leadership and its ability to effectively address complex challenges for large, highly demanding academic medical centers.”Frost & Sullivan’s report notes that Mach7’s approach to image management is perfectly in line with the emerging paradigm that seeks to replace monolithic picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) with a best-of-breed combination of a PACS-neutral, back-end infrastructure with diagnostic and enterprise PACS viewers.“The 2012 Best Practices Award is a great milestone for Mach 7 Technologies,” says John Memarian, GM Americas Operation, Sales & Marketing. “To be recognized by a reputable market research firm for our innovative technology and collaborative business practices confirms what we’ve strived to achieve as an organization.”For more information: www.Mach7T.com Video Player is loading.Building the Right Team for Enterprise Imaging Success – Part 1Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 8:44Loaded: 1.86%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -8:44 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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first_imgThe 2nd UNWTO/UNESCO Culture and Tourism Conference has been scheduled for 11th and 12th December 2017 in Muscat, the capital of Oman. The Conference will bring together Ministers of Tourism and Ministers of Culture of different countries to identify key opportunities and obstacles for a stronger cooperation between tourism and culture; and to discuss sustainable development that strengthens the socio-economic links, reinforce mutual engagement in the promotion, protection and safeguarding of culture and heritage.The United Nations has declared 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development hence keeping in line with the theme the conference will revolve around sustainable development that strengthens the socio-economic links, reinforce mutual engagement in the promotion, protection and safeguarding of culture and heritage.The host government will be providing a free Oman visa for those interested to attend the conference.last_img read more

Axios Unveils Regulatory Review Program for Compliant Appraisals

first_img in Technology In Fort Worth, “”Axios Valuation Solutions””:http://www.myaxios.com/ now offers a Regulatory Review Program in its suite of services.[IMAGE]According to a company release, the Regulatory Reviews are designed to meet requirements outlined in the Texas Administrative Code that call for minimum independent compliance reviews on appraisals performed by appraisal management companies (AMCs). Those reviews must be performed by a Texas licensed appraiser who has access to local multiple listing service (MLS) data.””At Axios, we are making a big push to ensure that our clients and the industry are educated on these constantly changing rules,”” said Tony Pistilli, Axios’ chief appraiser, noting that non-compliance could result in a client’s license being suspended or revoked. “”Our goal is to make sure everyone is aware and taking the appropriate steps to comply.””By integrating with local MLS data, Axios is able to automatically and systemically validate the significant characteristics of the subject and comparables on every Regulatory Review, verifying accuracy and identifying potential fraud. In addition, certified appraisers have direct access to every MLS database in Texas and beyond along with national cost data to complete reviews in compliance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).””That technology combined with a staff of highly competent, Texas licensed review appraisers, makes Axios the obvious choice,”” Pistilli said. September 17, 2013 446 Views Sharecenter_img Agents & Brokers Appraisals Attorneys & Title Companies Company News Investors Lenders & Servicers Service Providers 2013-09-17 Tory Barringer Axios Unveils Regulatory Review Program for Compliant Appraisalslast_img read more