first_imgThe Italian goalkeeper stayed with the team after the Calciopoli scandal when his team was punished and forced to play in the Italian Lega Serie BDuring the Calciopoli scandal, Italian Lega Serie A club Juventus was punished with a demotion to the Serie B.And many would have thought all of its biggest stars like goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon would leave.But the veteran footballer stayed.“In football, you can send a message to the outside with loyalty,” Buffon explained to L’Équipe’s Sport & Style Magazine.Mario Mandzukic, JuventusJuventus confirm Mario Mandzukic could leave this month Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Sporting director Fabio Paratici confirmed reports that Mario Mandzukic could leave Juventus for a move to an unnamed Qatari team.“To say to the fans: ‘in difficult moments, I’ll be there’. We play for fame, money, trophies and a lot of things, but we also play to feel a sense of belonging.”“I was captain of Italy, I was captain of Juve. I had a lot more responsibilities for the group. It’s a logical point of life, the normal evolution of a sporting career between 30 and 40,” he added.“When I was young I was different, I did what I wanted. It was beautiful and easier, I didn’t really follow the rules.”“But if you behave the same way at 40 as you did at 20 you have a problem,” he concluded.last_img read more

first_imgFormer Arsenal player Paul Merson believes Maurizio Sarri must drop goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga to send a strong message to other players.Kepa blatantly refused to be subbed off in Sunday’s Carabao Cup final loss to Manchester City, which sparked controversy at the club.The Italian manager has tried to calm the incident by insinuating it was a misunderstanding ahead of a crucial game against Spurs on Wednesday night.However, Merson who played under George Graham has advised Sarri to learn from his former boss by replacing Kepa with Willy Caballero.“I think the manager has to stay strong and tell him he’s not playing – he’s got to,” he said on Sky Sports Debate.“If you’re the manager then you’ve got to tell him you’ve shown me no respect otherwise the rest of the players will be thinking ‘wow, come on’.”Merson equally opened up on how he was instantly punished by Graham after disrespecting the former Arsenal manager.WolverhamptonMatch Preview: Wolverhampton vs Chelsea Boro Tanchev – September 13, 2019 Wolverhampton will host Chelsea at the Molineux Stadium in one of the most interesting Premier League games this weekend.🗣️ Kepa and Maurizio Sarri speak out as Chelsea announce that Kepa has been fined a week’s wages for his actions on Sunday pic.twitter.com/RR0aXItLWX— B/R Football (@brfootball) February 26, 2019“I laughed at him once and I didn’t play for two months,” he said.“And, we played Huddersfield in the League Cup and I walked straight down the tunnel. I didn’t play for a month after that. I didn’t show enough respect and got punished so you don’t do it again, although I have done it twice… so maybe don’t use me as an example!“You’ve got to give your manager the respect.”last_img read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, December 8, 2016 – FLOW Annual Christmas Party in Provo honours Catherine ‘Ma Caf’ Saunders whom we lost in July this year.There are Christmas Carols, live music from the COGOP Brass Band and an ‘all girl’ Rip Saw band from Bethany Baptist Church, dancing, games, prizes, holiday dinner and gifts.It’s been over 10 years for the tradition which also makes a circuit to all islands in the  TCI chain. Related Items: #magneticmedianews  #christmaswithflow   #tcichristmascenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

first_imgPolice have detained and forcibly returned 90 Rohingya migrants to Myanmar, police said Sunday, just hours after Myanmarese troops on the other side of the border had opened fire on people fleeing the country.The police intercepted a group of 70 Rohingya late Saturday after they crossed the “zero line” border zone, where Myanmar soldiers earlier fired mortars and machine guns at villagers making the dangerous dash from the northern state of Rakhine into Bangladesh.The villagers were caught roughly four kilometres inside Bangladeshi territory en route to a refugee camp in Kutupalong, where thousands of Rohingya already live in squalid conditions, said local police chief Abul Khaer.The police said some of those detained had entered Bangladesh via the Ghumdhum border area—where the Myanmar forces unleashed the barrage of fire just hours earlier.“They were pleading with us not to send them back to Myanmar,” said one policeman on condition of anonymity.Another 20 Rohingyas were caught Sunday and sent back after crossing the Naf river, a natural border between Myanmar and Bangladesh, according to Ariful Islam, a commander with Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB).Border officer Manzurul Hassan Khan said Sunday that fresh gunfire could be heard across the border in Rakhine, a hotbed of religious hatred focused on the stateless Rohingya Muslim minority.More than 100 people have died since Friday as scores of men purportedly from the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) ambushed Myanmar police posts with knives, guns and homemade explosives, killing at least a dozen security force members.Thousands of Rohingya have fled towards Bangladesh, but authorities there have refused to let most of them in, with an untold number of people—mainly women and children—stranded along the border zone.Several hundred Rohingya were permitted Sunday to cross a short way into Bangladeshi territory, where they were kept under close guard in an open field.Officials in Cox’s Bazar, the district bordering Myanmar that is home to several large refugee camps, have been instructed not to allow any “illegal entry” by Rohingya, Abdur Rahman, a senior government official, told AFP.But Rohingya community leaders, local media and an AFP correspondent said at least 3,000 Rohingya refugees have managed to enter the country and found refuge in camps and villages since Friday.The impoverished country already hosts some 400,000 Rohingya refugees.‘Merciless’ violence -At least 100 mainly women and children arrived Sunday at a makeshift camp in Balukhali, according to an AFP correspondent at the scene, many bringing tales of horror from over the border.“They fired so close that I cannot hear anything now,” 70-year-old Mohammad Zafar said of armed Buddhists who shot dead his two sons in a field.“They came with rods and sticks to drive us to the border yelling, ‘Bengali bastards’”, Zafar told AFP.Rahima Khatun said she spent the night hiding in the hills after Buddhists in her village torched Rohingya homes and set upon men with machetes and clubs.“We grew up with them. I can’t figure out how they could be so merciless,” she told AFP.Others reported being sent across the border by their husbands and brothers, who stayed back to fight the army and Buddhist militias.ARSA, a new Rohingya militant group, attacked a string of Myanmar border posts in October, sparking a military crackdown that left scores dead and forced 87,000 people to flee to Bangladesh.Civilians in northern Rakhine have since been trapped between security forces and the militants—who are accused of conducting a shadowy assassination campaign against perceived collaborators with the state.In Rakhine, the bullet-riddled bodies of six members of a Hindu family—including three children and a woman—were discovered Sunday and brought to a hospital in the main northern town Maungdaw.The victims had allegedly been shot dead by Rohingya militants on Saturday evening as they tried to flee to Maungdaw, a relative who lived in the town told AFP.On Sunday, the office of Aung San Suu Kyi issued a statement saying authorities were investigating whether any international NGO staff had “participated” in the latest round of militant attacks.The statement, published on the Facebook page of the State Counsellor Office, offered no evidence for the claim beyond a photo of some World Food Programme biscuits that had allegedly been found on July 30th in a deserted militant training camp.Suu Kyi’s government has hit out at some international agencies since the fighting began last year in Rakhine.Rohingya are reviled and spurned as illegal immigrants in Buddhist-majority Myanmar, where they live in fear of police and troops.“They arrest and beat whoever they see along the way,” a man, who gave his first name as Anawar, told AFP Sunday morning by phone.“Not everyone is terrorist,” he added. “We want a peaceful and calm society.”last_img read more

first_imgKhalid Bin Mohammed Al-Attiyah, minister of Foreign Affairs, State of Qatar. Photo: WikipediaQatar’s defence minister said on Tuesday that his country’s long-term strategic “ambition” is to join the Western military defence alliance NATO.Speaking on the anniversary of a year-long bitter Gulf diplomatic dispute, which has seen Qatar separated from its former regional allies, Khalid bin Mohamed Al-Attiyah said Qatar wanted to become a full member of the 29-country alliance.“Qatar today has become one of the most important countries in the region in terms of the quality of armament,” Attiyah told the official magazine of the Qatari defence ministry, Altalaya.“Regarding the membership, we are a main ally from outside NATO.. The ambition is full membership if our partnership with NATO develops and our vision is clear.”He added that there was a growing relationship between Qatar and the alliance, and Doha could host “NATO’s units or one of its specialised centres”.His remarks come at a politically sensitive time in the region.Exactly a year ago, on 5 June, 2017, a group of countries including Saudi Arabia the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt abruptly severed ties with Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism and Iran.For the past year, Qatar has been isolated by its neighbouring former allies with its only land border closed by Saudi Arabia and its residents expelled from the quartet’s countries.Qatar claims the dispute is an attack on its sovereignty and punishment for pursuing an independent foreign policy.Diplomatic efforts have proved fruitless and the crisis threatens to undermine one of the previously most stable regions in the Arab world.Although there have been no outright hostilities, the shadow of military action has darkened the rift.Earlier this month it emerged that Saudi leaders threatened ‘military action’ and asked French President Emmanuel Macron to intervene to prevent Qatar’s proposed purchase of the Russian S-400 air defence missile system.last_img read more

first_imgAmy BishopHCC leaders and community members at the dedication of the new Center of Excellence for Visual and Performing ArtsSpirits were high among the crowd that gathered at a Houston Community College campus, where Chief Academic Officer Kimberly Beatty opened the ceremony to announce the start of a new phase for the college – the grand opening of the Center of Excellence for Visual and Performing Arts. “We’ve been waiting for this a long time and we’re very excited,” Beatty said, beaming.HCC offers degrees and certificates in a variety of arts disciplines, but it hasn’t always been easy to streamline everything across the dozens of campuses in Greater Houston. The college’s Chancellor Cesar Maldonado says the new plan will unify the arts degree programs within the entire system. It’s a way for everyone to stay on the same page and share the same vision. “Now we have a dedicated program director,” he explains. “We have a dean that’s looking at not only what we’re doing to take care of the needs of today, but what new programs are out there.”The intent is to create more opportunities for students through the formation of a cohesive unit, something HCC has already done in several other departments. “Being a Center of Excellence gives us a level of entrée into the Houston community,” says Colleen Reilly, Director of the center. “It allows us to create stronger partnerships.”Reilly adds that approximately 80 students are enrolled as majors in the center’s degree programs and approximately 15,000 people take their courses annually.Houston Community College’s Center of Excellence for Visual and Performing Arts will be headquartered at the Spring Branch location but arts programs on every campus will be under the umbrella. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /01:22 X Listen Sharelast_img read more

first_imgKolkata: A fire broke out at Diamond Harbour Super-specialty Hospital on Monday morning triggering panic among the patients.According to hospital sources, the fire broke out at the labour room situated on the fourth floor of the hospital building and later spread to the other floors. Some of the staff spotted smoke billowing out of the labour room. The matter was immediately reported to the fire brigade.Staff accompanied by the security personnel evacuated the patients undergoing treatment on various floors. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeSome patients, however, got panicked and started running helter and skelter for a safer place. Some of them received minor injuries while rushing down through the staircases of the hospital.The labour room was soon covered with smoke. Some of the expectant mothers, who were admitted, tried to escape from the fourth floor. Nursing staff rescued some of the patients and helped them to come out of the hospital building. A chaos broke out when relatives of the patients entered the ward to bring out their patients. Some, however, fell ill after inhaling smoke. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedMothers who delivered new babies were also taken out of the hospital building.The hospital staff not only started the rescue operation but also tried to douse the flames with the help of the fire fighting mechanism in the hospital.But they failed to identify the source of the fire as thick black smoke soon covered the entire area. Two fire tenders were pressed into action to douse the flames.Police officers rushed to the spot and cordoned off the entire area to avert further mishap. The fire officials and police carried out a search operation at the various departments that are situated on the fourth floor, third floor and second floor of the building. The fire officials later spotted the source of the fire and extinguished the flames.The situation was brought under control within an hour. Normalcy was gradually restored.A portion of the labour room is damaged due to the fire. The exact cause of the fire and the extent of the damage are yet to be confirmed by police and the fire department. According to the preliminary investigation, fire officials suspect that an electrical short circuit might have led tothe fire.last_img read more

first_img 4 min read As an entrepreneur, you have the lofty responsibility of purchasing the right business software for your company. To the untrained eye, this may seem like an unpleasant task. But for you, the savvy business owner, it’s an exciting opportunity to explore the abundance of feature-rich products available to you. Choosing the right software is critical to your company’s operation and overall success, so it’s worth every bit of time and energy you devote to it.Evaluate your needs, do your research and follow these simple do’s and don’ts to find the ideal product for your company.Related: A Well-Trained IT Team: Your Company’s Secret Weapon (Infographic)1. Don’t design your own software.Designing your own software may seem like the best choice, as it allows you to customize it exactly as you want. But off-the-shelf products are actually an excellent option for almost all small businesses. It may be tempting to build your own solutions, especially if you find an affordable individual or team to do it. But is it really necessary?  You may very well get every feature you need for an existing product that will only cost you $100 to 200 a month.Also, customized software solutions may not be as secure. Products on the market stand by their security, whereas an in-house program doesn’t have to stand up to the same rigorous standards.2. Do become experts of whatever software you choose.Don’t rely only on outside consultants to fully service and manage your software. If you do, you forfeit the ability to gain a deep understanding of how the software functions, its limitations and capabilities.  Buy tools that are sophisticated enough to allow you to heavily customize but user-friendly enough so you can manage them yourself.  Related: Need a Software Engineer? Here’s How Much You Can Expect to Pay. (Infographic)3. Do be clear about your needs before purchasing.While the latest-and-greatest software may sound uber-appealing, what’s most important is your own workflow and how you’ll use it every day. Bells and whistles may be great for some companies, but make sure it works for your company. Purchasing a system that is more robust than you need may leave you cross-eyed in front of the computer each day trying to weed through a sea of features you’ll never need. It’s far more productive to determine all your needs first, then find the product that can meet them.4. Don’t neglect the greatest resource: your own team.Have one person on your team own each software — even if multiple departments are using it. When you have one go-to person who understands the ins and outs of the product, everyone benefits. Not only can that person provide technical assistance and troubleshooting, but they can recognize opportunities to use it even more effectively. While a tech department can help with system issues, having a dedicated team member allows you to really explore the product and find new ways to contribute to your company’s success.5. Don’t be fooled by integration ‘jargon.’Integrating your systems together so they work seamlessly is critical to your company’s operations. Your software needs to share data and information between systems, so you can use the data most effectively.For example, you may need to see your sales data alongside your email campaign data. If these systems can’t “talk” to each other, your ability to gain valuable insight on your company’s operations is compromised. Make sure the systems you use have open and accessible APIs — and really research the functionality. Integrations aren’t all the same: some software products pay lip-service to integration while others provide true value.Choosing the right software for your business can be downright daunting but being cautious and putting in the effort on the front end will pay dividends (and profits) in the long run.Related: With Open-Source Software, You Don’t Have to Start From Scratch Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. March 5, 2015 Register Now »last_img read more

first_img As soon as Rami Tabari sprung out of the College of Staten Island, he hit the ground running as a Staff Writer for Laptop Mag. He reviews every shape and form of a laptop as well as all sorts of cool tech. You can find him sitting at his desk surrounded by a hoarder’s dream of laptops, and when he navigates his way out to civilization, you can catch him watching really bad anime or playing some kind of painfully difficult game. He’s the best at every game and he just doesn’t lose. That’s why you’ll occasionally catch his byline in Tom’s Guide, taking on the latest Souls-like challenge. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoForbes.comCrazy Rich Asians for RealForbes.comUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoCNN International for ANAThe Secret Of What It Takes To Be Naomi OsakaCNN International for ANAUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoAdvertisement Rami Tabari, Author Biocenter_img LAS VEGAS – MSI is giving its thinnest gaming laptop (GS65 Stealth Thin) a 17-inch upgrade, and it’ll be the first laptop ever to incorporate the RTX 2080 Max-Q GPU. Meet the MSI GS75 Stealth.There’s no word availability as of yet, but the GS75 Stealth will come sooner rather than later if MSI wants to stay true to its claims. And we were told that the new Stealth should start at $2,500.MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/msi-gs75-stealth-hands-on?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 This sleek machine is bringing the heat with its 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q with 8GB of VRAM. And not to worry: MSI hasn’t forgotten about our beloved GS65 Stealth Thin, as that model will also be getting a refresh with the new RTX chips.On the GS75 Stealth you’ll have options for a 1TB SSD, of course, but a neat feature that MSI has included in the GS75 Stealth is a whopping three SSD card slots. We haven’t seen this feature before in a gaming laptop this thin. Not to mention, MSI also included easy access on the underside of the laptop in order to replace the SSDs yourself.Speaking of thin, this device measures 15.6 x 10.2 x 0.7 inches and weighs just a little less than 5 pounds, making it one of the lightest and thinnest 17-inch gaming laptops on the market. It has a premium aluminum design lathered in matte black and accented in a gorgeous copper. One way that MSI manages to keep the GS75 Stealth this thin without overheating is its Cooler Boost Trinity+ system, which involves the use of seven heat pipes connected to three fans, thus increasing the air pressure 45 percent more than normal.Despite getting flooded with lights around the room, the GS75 Stealth’s 17.3-inch, 1080p panel glowed with color as I walked passed a scorched car in the snowy wasteland of Battlefield V. On top of being vibrant, the GS75 Stealth’s display is accompanied by superthin bezels on all four sides while still managing to keep the webcam on the top bezel.MORE: The Best Gaming LaptopsMSI is once again working with SteelSeries on the keyboard for this beauty, and the company now lets you fully control the RGB lighting on each individual key. If was pretty responsive and punchy when I ran around in circles in Battlefield V.MSI did increase the touchpad by 35 percent, which is pretty substantial and makes it much more comfortable to use when you’re not gaming.We didn’t get to put the speakers to the test on the show floor, but MSI claims to have made the speakers 50 percent louder than the previous generation, which is impressive, considering how good they were on the Stealth Thin.Another incredible improvement that MSI made was to the battery life. Apparently, the GS75 Stealth can last up to 8 whole hours on a charge, which would make it one of the most long-lasting gaming notebooks to exist if that number stays true after we put it to the test.One feature that also impressed me was the introduction of the MSI App Player, which allows you to play smartphone games right on your laptop, giving you the full functionality of the keyboard to play any game up to six times faster than a normal smartphone.MSI is also bumping up its Dragon Center to be compatible with Nanoleaf light panels, so that means the panels will adapt to every scene that you are experience in-game. If you’re diving underwater in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, you’ll see a gorgeous bold blue, and if you’re sitting by a fire, sparks of orange will flare on the panels, which looks so badass.I am so excited to get more time with this beauty once it rolls through our lab. Stay tuned for the full review and benchmarks as well as more CES 2019 coverage. 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first_img‘Porgs were sexually dimorphic; males were slightly larger than females, and males also had orange plumage around the eyes,’ it reads.So there you have it.And if you think maybe it’s just an oversight? ikolism offers this further reinforcement:“maybe it’s just an oversight” no, look. these are heterosexual porgs from the official star wars app. they knew what they were doing. amen. pic.twitter.com/f1Ljwev4sM— h-hewwo? kywo wen? (@ikolism) 2 February 2018See related articles:The queer appeal of science fiction GAYSTARNEWS- The internet can’t handle the revelation of a secret gay couple in the latest Star Wars movie, The Last Jedi.Twitter user ikolism took to social media to explain: ‘Only male porgs have orange plumage around their eyes, and both snuggling porgs have those markings. ‘Gay porgs, folks. TLJ [The Last Jedi] is a gift that keeps on giving,’ they wrote.Then they uploaded a gif from the movie of two male porgs nuzzling.only male porgs have orange plumage around their eyes, and both snuggling porgs have those markings. gay porgs, folks. tlj is a gift that keeps on giving pic.twitter.com/yxDO6HJ3iD— h-hewwo? kywo wen? (@ikolism) 2 February 2018And it’s true.According to Wookieepedia – the Star Wars version of Wikipedia: ‘Porgs were a species of non-sentient birds. They were stocky in nature, with two short wings, flat, beak-less faces, and two webbed feet. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…center_img Star Wars: The Last Jedi had a gay couple that no-one noticedThis is what my straight, male friends think about Adam RipponLet Hawaii Happen – A Surprise LGBT Wedding videoRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/spot-secret-gay-couple-star-wars/ eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) WATCH: John Boyega and Oscar Isaac read thirst tweets about themselveslast_img read more

first_img Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more Related Content Founded in 2010 by Helen Mrose, M.D., Bay Radiology provides advanced screening and diagnostic digital mammography, screening and diagnostic breast ultrasound, ultrasound-guided cyst aspiration, ultrasound-guided core biopsy and stereotactic core biopsy.Bay Radiology is located in Severna Park, Md., and its mission is to provide the most outstanding breast imaging service in the Greater Annapolis region, with a focus on compassion and personalized care. In 2010, Bay Radiology implemented digital mammography and ultrasound for breast imaging in a state-of-the-art facility. Referring physicians and breast surgeons depend on the practice to provide high-quality images and critical information they need to develop comprehensive treatment plans for their patients. Bay Radiology is experiencing significant growth in volume, given that Mrose is able to provide same-day reports to referring physicians, surgeons and patients.The ChallengeWith the significant costs associated with opening a new imaging facility, Bay Radiology looked at a number of picture archiving and communications systems (PACS) solutions and was deterred by their high costs and complexities. Off-site archiving solutions were also considered, but deemed inappropriate in light of the large size for each study and the need for easy access to priors. In addition, Bay Radiology wanted a fully integrated mammography radiology information system (RIS), PACS, mammography tracking and billing solution, as opposed to piecing a solution from various vendors and having to contend with costly and potentially complex integration projects between different systems.“Starting a new imaging facility amidst an uncertain economy, changing healthcare landscape and evolving legislation, as well as falling reimbursements is a high-risk proposition. I knew that ultimately the success and viability of the practice would be predicated on implementing the latest technologies in the most cost-effective and efficient manner,” said Mrose, medical director of Bay Radiology. “More importantly, it was essential that the technologies we implemented would enable us to streamline workflow in a manner that provided patients with superior care and referring physicians and surgeons with timely reports and results. Furthermore, we needed to make sure that our ongoing operating costs would be minimized, so that the practice’s economic viability would not be jeopardized.”Bay Radiology needed a very cost-effective and yet feature-rich, reliable, scalable RIS, PACS with mammography viewing and reporting, mammography tracking solution.The SolutionBay Radiology deployed the Candelis ImageGrid RIS/PACS Appliance as well as Candelis’ cloud-hosted image transfer and report distribution solution, called ASTRA. The ImageGrid RIS/PACS is at the core of the practice’s operations. The ImageGrid RIS is a comprehensive Web-enabled solution capturing the entire workflow from scheduling, patient registration, modality worklist (MWL), radiologist reporting using voice recognition and customizable reporting templates. The ImageGrid mammography tracking module captures and tracks all necessary data in the mammography workflow, such as exam results, pathology results, followup and statistical reports/audits.  The mammography tracking module is also certified with the National Mammography Database (NMD). The mammography viewer is a Web-enabled FDA 510(k)-cleared solution tightly integrated with the RIS/PACS and features highly customizable mammography hanging protocols. With its fully integrated and scalable RAID archive, the 2 TB raw capacity ImageGrid PACS can accommodate approximately 10,000 studies.Candelis’ ASTRA solution is a cloud-hosted study and radiologist report-sharing and distribution solution, and allows for the seamless, secure and HIPAA-compliant transfer of results to referring physicians.The service is priced on a per-use basis at 99 cents per transfer (up to 1 GB). In addition, ASTRA can also be used to archive studies on the cloud for user-defined time periods. Archiving on ASTRA can be used to back up data on the ImageGrid PACS for disaster recovery and HIPAA compliance purposes. Alternatively, ASTRA can be used as an off-site vendor neutral archive (VNA), with the ability to provide cost-effective archiving capacity on demand.  “ImageGrid and ASTRA have completely streamlined and optimized our entire workflow, helping us achieve our mission of providing our community with the best breast imaging services. The fully integrated nature of the solution has given us operating efficiencies which flow directly to our bottom line,” says Mrose. “ASTRA’s cloud-hosted study and report transfer capability is a clinically valuable tool, in that it provides my referring physicians and surgeons easy access to their patients’ studies when and where they need them.”The ResultsBay Radiology has been able to achieve physician and staff productivity through immediate and always-online access to its entire image library, as well as the routing of images and reports to referring physicians and surgeons. ImageGrid’s ability to handle multiple modalities and its full compatibility with any DICOM-compliant modality means that Bay Radiology can easily add modalities in the future without concern about handling additional studies. ASTRA, the cloud-hosted image and report transfer component of the solution, has enabled Bay Radiology to save money by minimizing and eventually eliminating labor-intensive and costly CD burning.“By providing referring physicians and breast surgeons with the ability to view their patients’ studies and reports, we have been able to vastly improve communication with them, which helps all of us to provide superior patient care,” added Mrose.ImageGrid has been implemented at a fraction of the cost of competing PACS solutions and has been instrumental in helping Bay Radiology to achieve operational efficiencies and low operating costs.ImageGrid’s appliance architecture enables the integration of the PACS server and archive in a single rack-mountable hardware. Its proactive self-monitoring capability has allowed the practice to avoid additional IT administrative costs, which are typical of many PACS implementations.This case study was supplied by Candelis Inc. 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Case Study | May 18, 2011 Bay Radiology Implements Cost-Effective Solutions News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Feature | Information Technology | July 31, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How Smart Devices Can Improve Efficiency Innovation is trending toward improved efficiency — but not at the expense of patient safety, according to… 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 News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more 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.last_img read more

first_img News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently expanded its breast imaging solutions with the launch of its… read more News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire. read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more Feature | March 28, 2013 New York Breast Density Information Law Goes Into Effect Technology | Artificial Intelligence | July 18, 2019 Paragon Biosciences Launches Qlarity Imaging to Advance FDA-cleared AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis System Paragon Biosciences LLC announced the launch of its seventh portfolio company, Qlarity Imaging LLC, which was founded… read more February 22, 2013 — New York state’s new breast density notification law went into effect in January and is said to be one of the most comprehensive breast density laws in the country. It is designed to improve the early detection of breast cancer by informing women of their breast density and encouraging them to discuss with their physicians the potential benefits of additional screening tests.The new law requires that every mammography report given to a patient with dense breast tissue will inform the patient in plain, nontechnical language that she has dense breast tissue and that she should discuss the potential benefit of further screenings with her physician.Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) and Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee (97th Assembly District) announced that the “Breast Density Information” law, they jointly sponsored to help in the fight against breast cancer, is now in effect in New York state.”Despite improvements in treatment, breast cancer remains a leading cause of premature death for women,” said Wendie Berg, M.D., Ph.D., professor of radiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. “Breast density is both one of the strongest risk factors for developing breast cancer and one of the greatest factors reducing the effectiveness of mammography. There are now methods to improve breast cancer detection in addition to standard mammography, and women should become aware of these options. As we begin to tailor our screening strategies, it is important that all women screened continue to have mammography, as many cancers are still detected early by mammography even in women with dense tissue, and mammography remains the only screening method known to reduce deaths due to breast cancer. As new technologies become available, we must monitor their impact in terms of cancer detection and, ultimately, reducing the number of cancers diagnosed at later stages because of a lump or other symptoms. Breast density inform legislation will allow women to take an increasingly active role in their breast health, and also will require practitioners and insurers to make a concerted effort to track outcomes as we move forward in implementing improved methods of detection and treatment,”Berg was supportive of the legislation and provided medical advice as the Breast Density Information bill advanced in the Senate and Assembly.“This legislation will provide women with access to important medical information they need to make decisions about their own health care and will, quite simply, save lives,” said Sen. Flanagan. “Many women are unaware of their own breast density, that it can be linked to an increased risk of breast cancer and that dense breast tissue can make it difficult to detect tumors by mammography alone. Ensuring that all women are supplied with the information they need to make the most educated decisions about their healthcare will lead to earlier detection when the cancer is most treatable and survivable.”“We are going to save lives and change so much throughout our state and the country because New York’s comprehensive law empowers women with dense breast tissue, and it serves as a template for other states around the nation when they draft their own,” said Assemblywoman Jaffee, who authored the legislation along with Flanagan.The efforts to bring this law to New York State began when Senator Flanagan was contacted by JoAnn Pushkin, a constituent in his Senate district who is a breast cancer survivor-turned-advocate and founder of DENSE (Density Education National Survivors’ Effort) NY.Pushkin’s cancer went undiagnosed for five years because her annual mammograms did not detect a tumor obscured by dense breast tissue. She is a leader in the effort to raise awareness about this issue and worked closely with Flanagan and Jaffee to bring this new law to New York. Pushkin continues to advocate for the enactment of similar laws in other states and at the federal level. Those efforts have led to consideration of a federal regulatory change.“New York women are now the first in the nation to be unequivocally informed if they have dense breasts. This law will save lives and I speak on behalf of all New York women when I thank Senator Flanagan and Assemblywoman Jaffee for their untiring commitment to get breast density information to New York women and thank Governor Cuomo for his signature,” Pushkin said.According to leading medical studies, breast cancer is four to six times more likely in women with dense breast tissue, and mammograms fail to detect approximately 40 to 50 percent of tumors in dense tissue since this condition obscures their presence. Despite those facts, a recent Harris Interactive survey found that 95 percent of women do not know their breast density even though it is a risk factor, and less than one in 10 women learn about breast density from their physician. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Contentlast_img read more

first_imgEly Vallejo is a Honduran journalist who says his work for the alternative television station Cholusat Sur Canal 36 focuses on bringing to light cases of government corruption.This line of work has made Vallejo a target of death threats, persecution and a beating, apparently at the hands of members of a newly created military police unit.The journalist told The Tico Times that his situation – which extends to other members of Cholusat Sur – prompted him to travel to Costa Rica last month to denounce the threats.A member of Honduras’ LGBT community, Vallejo, who is based in the northern industrial city of San Pedro Sula, some 250 kilometers northwest of the capital, also heads an organization that helps youth in that community. The organization, Jóvenes Bellos Transformistas, operates a television signal via Facebook for the country’s LGBT community, whose access to local media is restricted, he said.“My situation is one of persecution by the government,” Vallejo said. “Three months ago, they beat me up, members of the Military Police, and I still don’t know why.”Vallejo reported the incident to the National Commissioner for Human Rights, “but nothing happened.”“The justice system in my country doesn’t work – at least not for people or for journalists who are against government corruption,” he said.The night of the attack, Vallejo was heading to his apartment when three members of the military police confronted him. He said the men were wearing part of their uniforms, and two of them attacked him. The third man yelled that the beating was to teach him a lesson.“If they belong to the Military Police, then it’s the government who wants to kill me. I’m running a big risk,” he said.The Honduran Policía Militar de Orden Público (Military Police for Public Order, PMOP) was created two years ago by Congress, just before November elections. Those elections were by the then head of the legislature, ruling National Party lawmaker and now president of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández (2014-2018).The PMOP carries out regular and specialized police work, and its troops undergo specialized training. In addition to the PMOP, the Congress headed by Hernández also created the Tropa de Inteligencia y Grupos de Respuesta Especial de Seguridad, or the Special Security Response Groups and Intelligence Troops, whose acronym TIGRES is the Spanish word for “tigers.”According to legislation, both security bodies were created to reduce Honduras’ crime rates, among the highest worldwide.Local human rights organizations, however, see these steps as moves by Hernández to return to the militarization of Honduran police, a reality of former de facto régimes in the 1970s and ’80s.Vallejo claims that the threats and beating, however, are in no way related to his belonging to the LGBT community, an argument frequently used by Honduran authorities to sweep aside politically motivated homicides, he said.“I am clearly stating that the threats against me have absolutely nothing to do with the fact that I’m a member of the LGBT community in Honduras,” he told The Tico Times.In Costa Rica, Vallejo met with leaders of LGBT groups and authorities at the regional headquarters of the Washington-based Center for Justice and International Law, hoping to draw international attention to his case. Doing so in Honduras is impossible, he said.Targets of his journalistic investigations include members of the military.“For example, in the armed forces there are colonels and others … who have committed significant acts of corruption,” he said. “I’ve reported that in Honduras there is social cleansing,” and that “the government brazenly doesn’t want to admit it, although we know it’s true.”He added: “If I appear dead, … the first thing the government will say is this: ‘Journalist dies in a crime of passion.’“They’re going to say that my partner killed me, because – and I don’t hide my sexual orientation – they’re going to blame it on him, … just like they did with our colleague Herlyn Espinal,” he said.Vallejo noted that in that case, which occurred last year, former Public Security Minister Arturo Corrales held a press conference in which he stated that Espinal’s murder was a crime of passion, and that the late journalist was gay.On July 21, 2014, Espinal, 31, who disappeared the previous day, was found partially nude close to a highway in the area of Santa Rita, a northwestern town on the outskirts of San Pedro Sula, according to local press reports. He had been shot several times.Corrales, now Honduras’ foreign minister, told reporters that it was unlikely that Espinal’s work as a journalist for San Pedro Sula’s TV Channel 3 was linked to the crime.His homicide is one of approximately 40 committed against journalists after the 2009 bloody coup that toppled Honduran President Manuel “Mel” Zelaya, now an opposition congressman. Facebook Comments Related posts:Honduras brings homicide rate down Honduran military aims to fill in for ‘absent’ parents with program targeting at-risk kids Attacks on Mexico journalists surge, says rights group Scandal-plagued Honduras needs dramatic overhaul, say analystslast_img read more

first_imgAcclaimed investigative reporter Demetris Mamas died on Thursday after a long battle with cancer.He had been diagnosed with lung cancer and was being treated at Nicosia general hospital.Mamas became a household name in the 1990s through to the early 2000s with his distinctive brand of reporting.He worked with a number of newspapers and television channels.Famous for his characteristic diction and his coverage of crime-related stories, Mamas once went as far as to stage a mock bank robbery in a bid to expose lax security.His show “Pes ta ston Mama” (Tell Mamas) ran from 1998 to 2003, bringing to light a number of scandals.Among many other stories he covered was a bond-sale scam in the Philippines in1998 involving Limassol Bishop Chrysanthos (now deceased).You May LikeUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoGundry MDHow To Make Your Dark Spots Fade (Effortless 2 Minute Routine)Gundry MDUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

first_imgPolice on Wednesday said they are looking for the whereabouts of a man who allegedly purchased items from Limassol shops using counterfeit €100 bills.The man is being sought after police received four reports that he purchased items of low value and paid in counterfeit €100 bills. He received change amounting in total to €257,86.Police urged members of the public to be vigilant in their cash transactions to avoid unpleasant surprises.The man was described as being between 30 and 35 years of age, of thin built and with short, brown hair and spoke in broken Greek, police said.You May LikeLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoYahoo SearchThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Research Best Compact SUV CarYahoo SearchUndoCity BeautyLift Sagging Skin And Jowls Without Surgery (Do This)City BeautyUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

first_img19Apr Rep. Cole’s bill will repeal duplicative MDEQ permits for licensed campgrounds State Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona, introduced legislation today that will repeal the requirement for a duplicative Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) permit for licensed campgrounds throughout the state.“Under current law all campgrounds in Michigan must be licensed through the MDEQ and also subject to annual inspections that include sanitary sewage systems,” Rep. Cole said.A campground can only receive its license each year from the MDEQ if the septic systems have been inspected by the MDEQ and the local health department.“This entire process is redundant and waste of resources,” Rep. Cole said. “Under the public health code, the septic systems are already required to be inspected by the local health department and currently all campgrounds pay for both the MDEQ license and the local health department inspections.“House Bill 5573 removes the requirement for licensed campgrounds to obtain the duplicative groundwater discharge permit from the MDEQ. This legislation will also change the name of the law from Groundwater Discharge to Wastewater Discharge, mainly because the permit process has nothing to do with discharging anything into the groundwater and it sounds misleading.“We can streamline this process, to save time and money. This is common-sense legislation.”HB 5573 has been referred to the House Appropriations Committee.###### Tags: #SB, campground, Cole, HB5573, license, MDEQ, permits, sewage systems, Water Discharge center_img Categories: Cole News,Featured news,Newslast_img read more

first_img Categories: News,Noble News 16Mar Rep. Noble votes to make your government more accountable State Rep. Jeff Noble today voted for landmark legislation to make state government more transparent under open records laws.Noble, of Plymouth, said the legislation makes the governor and lieutenant governor subject to the Freedom of Information Act and creates a similar disclosure requirement for state representatives and senators called the Legislative Open Records Act.“We passed this legislation during Sunshine Week, a time set aside to bring attention to government transparency,” Noble said. “People deserve to see how state government uses the taxpayer money they entrust to us, and this bill moves that effort forward.”The legislation is similar to a package of bills introduced last session and passed overwhelmingly by the House. The bills did not make it to the governor for signature.The House recently put a salary database of all House employees on its website to provide more accountability to taxpayers.#####last_img read more

first_img State Rep. John Reilly, R-Oakland, today announced the Michigan House’s Affordable Energy Caucus has adopted a set of seven guiding principles and added a new member.The bipartisan caucus formed this summer is dedicated to lowering energy costs in Michigan and reviews legislation with that goal.Reilly – who chairs the caucus – announced that Rep. Yousef Rabhi, D-Ann Arbor, recently joined the group. The caucus also adopted seven principles:Energy policy should serve the collective interest of the energy-consuming, rate-paying public.Increased competition among a larger pool of energy producers will create a more robust and reliable energy grid.Increased competition among a larger pool of energy producers tends to drive retail prices downward.Competition among energy suppliers should not be restricted unless there is a compelling public interest in doing so.As new energy-generating technology emerges and more entities are able to produce energy in more ways, the energy market becomes increasingly normal and healthy. Energy policy should anticipate this ongoing transition.Energy policy should not restrict individuals or municipalities from generating or selling their own energy.The Legislature is the people’s foremost advocate and must diligently defend their interests in all policy-making. 02Oct Rep. Reilly: Affordable Energy Caucus adopts guiding principles Categories: News,Reilly Newscenter_img “Increased competition is at the heart of these principles,” Reilly said. “We’ve adopted them with the goal of developing real solutions to protect Michigan ratepayers and encourage economic growth.”Rep. Rose Mary Robinson, D-Detroit, is vice chair of the Affordable Energy Caucus. Other members include Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Williams Township — chair of the House Energy Policy Committee — along with Republican Reps. Tom Barrett of Potterville, Triston Cole of Mancelona, Shane Hernandez of Port Huron, Gary Howell of North Branch, Steve Johnson of Wayland, Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain, Peter Lucido of Shelby Township, Jim Runestad of White Lake and Jim Tedder of Clarkston.###last_img read more

first_img Categories: Chatfield News State Rep. Lee Chatfield invites residents to join him during local office hours for the months of July and August. The schedule for office hours is as follows:Wednesday, July 2510 to 11 a.m. at the Cheboygan Area Chamber of Commerce, 124 N. Main St. in Cheboygan.Friday, August 108:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Chippewa County International Airport-Iven Kincheloe (Conference Room), 5315 W. Airport Drive in Kincheloe.“Monthly office hours are just one of the numerous ways for my office and I to stay accessible and discuss important issues,” Chatfield said. “I am dedicated to listening, sharing ideas and tackling the big issues so we can continue making Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula an even better place.” No appointment is necessary. Those unable to attend may contact Rep. Chatfield at 517.3723.2629 or via email at LeeChatfield@house.mi.gov. 12Jul Rep. Chatfield announces summer office hour schedulelast_img read more

first_img25Sep Rep. LaFave introduces breed-inclusive service animal legislation Categories: LaFave News,News A new plan proposed by state Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, will keep local governments from enacting breed-specific ordinances related to service animals.Service animals have seen a spike in popularity due to the essential lifeline they provide to their handlers, allowing for more independence and peace of mind.“My position is very simple,” LaFave said. “We have entities and agencies that oversee and license service dogs. In many cases, service dogs are specifically trained and tailored by experts to help veterans returning from active duty, seniors, children and others with exact needs. What business does a local government have stepping in and telling people that all of that doesn’t matter because the dog is a certain breed or looks like a certain breed?”LaFave referenced a recent court case where an individual who had served in the military was asked to surrender his service dog or move out of the community solely because of the dog’s breed. A 2016 Detroit Free Press report found that 14 towns in Michigan had banned one or more specific dog breeds.“I think these localities are too far over their skis with this kind of regulation, especially when you consider that there are people out there who need these animals to function within day-to-day life,” LaFave said.House Bill 6295 has been referred to the House Local Government Committee for consideration.last_img read more