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Canadian spies can access Indian status records under Bill C51 Public Safety

first_imgJorge Barrera APTN National NewsRCMP investigators and Canadian spies would legally be able to access personal information found in Indian status records held by the federal Aboriginal Affairs department if the Harper government’s proposed anti-terror bill becomes law, according to Public Safety Canada.A spokesperson for the federal Public Safety department confirmed Bill C-51’s changes to allow freer information sharing between federal departments and agencies on broadly defined national security grounds would include the personal information contained in the Indian status registry held by Aboriginal Affairs.Public Safety spokesperson Josee Sirois said in an emailed statement to APTN  that information would be shared only if “it relates to an activity that undermines the security of Canada, such as terrorism, espionage, or weapons proliferation.”The actual wording in the information sharing section of Bill C-51, however, provides a broader criteria allowing for the sharing of information. This particular section of the bill deals with the Security of Canada Information Sharing Act and encompasses any activity that “undermines the sovereignty, security and territorial integrity of Canada” along with the interference of border operations “or the economic or financial stability of Canada” and “interference with critical infrastructure.”The definition of what constitutes a national security threat in this section of Bill C-51 “is new and far more expansive than previously known in Canada,” said human rights lawyer Paul Champ.The Assembly of First Nations has expressed concerns this expansive definition would encompass First Nation protest and dissent activities associated with the defence and assertion of Aboriginal and treaty rights. Cree NDP MP Romeo Saganash has said Bill C-51 poses a direct threat to Aboriginal rights for this same reason.There is an extensive record of the RCMP, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service and the Canadian military monitoring First Nation events and individuals. APTN has already revealed the RCMP keeps an active file on former Idle No More organizer Clayton Thomas Muller, that CSIS tracked the travel of Mohawk Clifton Nicholas and that the military’s counter-intelligence arm monitored Mi’kmaq anti-fracking protests near Elsipogtog in New Brunswick.APTN also reported Wednesday that Aboriginal Affairs shared information with CSIS to bolster surveillance of Idle No More protests.Bill C-51 empowers 17 federal departments and agencies, including the RCMP, CSIS and Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC), to obtain the personal information of Canadians held by any other federal department, including Aboriginal Affairs, on broadly defined national security grounds.Aboriginal Affairs holds detailed personal information of everyone who is registered as a status Indian.The Indian status record of an individual includes information on the names of any of their children, registration number and status, the names of any siblings, registration numbers and status and the names of their parents, registration numbers and status. The file also includes a family tree extending to their maternal and paternal grandparents.The record also includes the name of their band, date of birth and when they activated their status. It includes information on whether they live on or off-reserve, marital status, marriage date, registration number of spouse, whether they are on a band list and category of status. Registration numbers include an individual’s order of birth.Aboriginal Affairs has already been caught sifting through the Indian status record of child advocate Cindy Blackstock who took Ottawa to the human rights tribunal over its alleged underfunding of child and family services on reserve.The federal department twice accessed Blackstock’s status record for reasons other than to update the file.The Privacy Commissioner’s Office investigation in the accessing of Blackstock’s Indian status records hit a dead end because Aboriginal Affairs did not keep a log of officials who accessed the database.Blackstock said Bill C-51 would allow the federal government to put a whole family under surveillance in one swoop.“If you have a baby, that record is there and if that status file was accessed for the purposes of Bill C-51 then the baby’s personal information is now the subject of surveillance by the government of Canada,” said Blackstock. “They will have his or her gender, their full name, their date of birth and registry number.”While Aboriginal Affairs and Justice Canada officials monitored Blackstock’s online and real-life activities, she said it was the accessing of her status record that really bothered her.“That probably disturbed me more than anything else,” she said. “It is one thing for me as a human rights activist to be subject to this, it’s another thing when they are collecting information on your family or extended family.”The Privacy Commissioner’s Office also confirmed that Health Canada’s information obtained through the Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) for First Nation and Inuit could also be shared under Bill C-51. NIHB information would include details on prescription drug use along with dental and eye care issues.“The 17 federal departments in question would be in a position to receive information about any or all Canadian’s interactions with government,” said a statement from Privacy Commissioner’s Office. “That would include the personal information…relating to status Indians and Inuit people.”Health Canada said it could not provide a detailed list of the information it collects through the NIHB until Monday.Blackstock said it appears the federal government may hold more information on those registered as a status Indians than other Canadians.“I am filing my taxes, like a lot of us have, and I’ve applied for a passport. In neither of those situations have I been required to identify the name of my grandparents,” said Blackstock.The Privacy Commissioner’s Office said it couldn’t say whether status Indians would be disproportionality affected under the proposed bill.“While the federal government clearly holds a great deal of personal information related to Aboriginal people, we cannot comment on whether they could be disproportionately affected by the legislation,” it said in a statement.jbarrera@aptn.ca@JorgeBarreralast_img read more

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Police Ontario government refuse to answer questions about fatality on reserve

first_imgMelissa RidgenAPTN InvestigatesIt’s been more than a year since a crash killed a Delaware Nation teen, paralyzed a young man and injured a young woman and APTN Investigates has discovered problems with the police investigation that determined no charges against the driver in the collision.Brayden Hopkins was 21 on Nov. 19, 2016 when at 1:40 a.m. he was driving through Moraviantown and hit the three pedestrians.Bailey Jacobs died two days shy of her 17th birthday. Tanner Whiteeye remains in a wheelchair. His mother’s home is retrofitted to accommodate his new life. Jordi Whiteye didn’t suffer serious physical harm but lives with the horror of what happened that night.They and their families are dissatisfied with what police concluded: that the crash was just an unfortunate and unavoidable occurrence on an unlit road late one night.“There’s just a lot I don’t understand,” says Tanner’s mother Yolanda Whiteeye. “We weren’t given any investigation. I continually, throughout this entire thing — while my kid was in a coma — constantly asking what happened. How does someone plow through three kids? I don’t understand that.”Bailey Jacobs died two days shy of her 17th birthday.Was the driver not paying attention? Did he stop at the four-way stop before turning and hitting them? Where was he coming from and going to at 1:40 a.m.? How did police rule out speed as a factor when they didn’t do a speed analysis?They say he was driving with his high beams on but how could you not see three people ahead of you if you’re driving slowly with your beams on? How is a 350-pound girl thrown to her death if you’re going slowly? Why was a man on the hood of the car for approximately 50 meters before it came to a stop?Why weren’t people at the scene interviewed until weeks later, and after they contacted police who hadn’t contacted them for statements? During the 10-month investigation why was the driver – a former police summer cadet — allowed to move to Sweden to play pro hockey?These are some of the questions APTN Investigates wanted answered.We requested the Chatham OPP investigation in its entirety through the Freedom of Information Act in October 2017. The Ontario government has 30 days to respond but to date – three months later – has not.APTN was forced to purchase a copy of the traffic reconstruction report for $1,130. But the OPP refused to answer questions about it or be interviewed about the crash or the investigation.Tanner Whiteeye remains in a wheelchair. His mother’s home is retrofitted to accommodate his new life. Jordi Whiteye didn’t suffer serious physical harm.To make sense of the report APTN retained the services of retired Winnipeg traffic investigator Damian Turner who reviewed it.“Very basic investigative techniques weren’t included in the report,” Turner said. “It’s just totally lacking in any detail. I would be incredulous that they would believe that was a proper and thorough investigation,”APTN spoke with several people who claim the driver was ignored by police at the scene and left to himself for up to an hour.Turner explains the problem with that:“The person who was driving the car and the condition they’re in at that time, if they have been drinking or have drugs in their body, their behavior, the smells, the way they look — that all forms evidence and that needs to be preserved and the only way to do that is to detain them while you conduct your investigation,” he said.In an audio recording obtained by APTN from a meeting with survivors and their families, an OPP officer says, “Five separate police officers dealt with Brayden that night and even after driving from Moraviantown (Delaware Nation) to the Chatham-Kent detachment with the heat on, not one of them observed any alcohol odor.”As such, the driver was not breathalyzed.So what caused the collision?“Based on the lack of information in the report we’ll never know,” Turner said. “To an ordinary person traveling down a dark road at relatively low speed you shouldn’t miss three people walking ahead of you on the roadway.”“The truth is not known,” said Greg Holden, owner of the online news service CK News Review in Chatham, who followed the investigation. “It’s been covered up either by bungling or deliberateness and it’s hard to know for sure, but I believe it’s bungling. That the police didn’t do their jobs very well.”Brayden Hopkins.APTN contacted Hopkins through social media and asked questions about the collision and if there’s anything he’d like to say to the families. The message was read but he didn’t respond.“No apologies from him, it’s like the kids wasn’t the victims, it’s like he was. Not our children,” said Alma Jacobs, Bailey’s grandmother.APTN asked the Crown Attorney’s office why they recommended no charges in the case – whether it was lack of evidence a crime was committed, or if the police investigation was insufficient to proceed. They said their reasons are “privileged and confidential.”The Office of the Independent Police Review Director deals with complaints about police in Ontario and has the authority to investigate investigations and discipline if it finds grounds to. But they won’t launch an investigation unless a formal complaint has been filed. So far the families and survivors haven’t done that.“The Crash” airs tonight (Jan. 19) on APTN Investigates, right after the APTN National News.last_img read more

BC Ministry of Ags Land Matching Program to help new farmers access

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. – With the expansion of the B.C. Land Matching Program, delivered by Young Agrarians, new and young farmers in Northern British Columbia will have access to support and services to enter the farming sector.According to Minister of Agriculture, Lana Popham, this program will connect farmers looking for land with landowners wanting to lease their land for farming.Popham also says this program will lead to security of land within the farming industry. “Land matchers are making it much easier for young people and aspiring farmers to find affordable, suitable land and enter British Columbia’s vibrant farming sector. Their work to connect farmers and landowners in more remote areas will help ensure farmland is being farmed and secure the industry and land for future generations.”The BCLMP is part of Grow B.C., a mandate commitment of the Ministry of Agriculture that supports young farmers and food producers seeking a career in agriculture and addresses major challenges for new farmers.For more information on the Land Matching Program, you can visit the Province’s website.last_img read more

Ban Kimoon sends UN legal chief to Lebanon to help break impasse

13 April 2007Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today he is dispatching the United Nations legal chief to Lebanon on Monday to help the Government and the country’s other political leaders to end their political impasse and set up a special tribunal as soon as possible to try the suspected killers of former prime minister Rafik Hariri. Nicholas Michel, the Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs, will “offer his legal assistance… to help their constitutional procedures,” Mr. Ban told reporters at UN Headquarters in New York, referring to the parliamentary ratification necessary for the tribunal to enter into force. Mr. Ban said he hoped that Mr. Michel’s trip would help to “clarify all concerns or apprehensions” that might exist about the tribunal. In February, on behalf of the UN, Mr. Michel signed the agreement with Lebanon to set up the tribunal, but the country’s parliamentary forces have been deadlocked and there has been no vote so far on the tribunal agreement. The planned special tribunal in Lebanon will be of “an international character” to deal with the assassination of Mr. Hariri, who was killed along with 22 others in a massive car bombing in downtown Beirut in February 2005. Once it is formally established, it will be up to the tribunal to determine whether other political killings in Lebanon since October 2004 were connected to Mr. Hariri’s assassination and could therefore be dealt with by the tribunal. Mr. Michel told journalists today that his aim during the visit would be to “help the Lebanese parties to talk to each other and to find common ground so that the institutional process can be promoted towards ratification of the agreement.” He stressed that the UN had never tried to impose such a tribunal on the Lebanese, but had responded to an initial request from the country’s authorities for such a court. “So I work in that spirit, in the spirit of an assistance to be brought to the Lebanese authorities, in the spirit of a national dialogue, reconciliation, mutual understanding towards the establishment of the tribunal.” In April 2004 the Security Council set up the International Independent Investigation Commission (IIIC) after an earlier UN mission found that Lebanon’s own inquiry into the Hariri assassination was seriously flawed and that Syria was primarily responsible for the political tensions that preceded the attack. Its mandate runs out next year. Serge Brammertz, the current head of the IIIC, told the Council last September that evidence obtained so far suggests that a young, male suicide bomber, probably non-Lebanese, detonated up to 1,800 kilograms of explosives inside a van to assassinate Mr. Hariri. read more

The Latest GM ignition switch trial dismissed

by The Associated Press Posted Jan 22, 2016 8:02 am MDT Last Updated Jan 22, 2016 at 8:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email The Latest: GM ignition switch trial dismissed NEW YORK, N.Y. – The latest on a New York trial over General Motors’ faulty ignition switches (all times local):10 a.m.The first trial aimed at aiding settlement of hundreds of lawsuit stemming from General Motors’ faulty ignition switches has been dismissed because of questions about the plaintiff’s story.The claims of an Oklahoma man whose air bags didn’t inflate when his car crashed in 2014 unraveled during the Manhattan federal court trial.At the request of lawyers on both sides, a judge dismissed the case Friday.U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman had asked the parties to discuss dropping the case a day earlier after he concluded there was merit to GM’s claims that a document was doctored and injuries were exaggerated.GM says it is pleased the case is ending without any payment to the plaintiffs. A lawyer for plaintiff Robert Scheuer said he is disappointed but that other litigation against the automaker will continue.___9:10 a.m.Both sides say they’ll seek the dismissal of a trial aimed at defining settlement options for hundreds of lawsuits stemming from General Motors’ faulty ignition switches.Attorney Robert C. Hilliard said the action being taken Friday will mark a “disappointing” end to the trial from the plaintiffs’ point of view.General Motors Co. spokesman James R. Cain said the Manhattan case was unmerited.It involved an Oklahoma man whose air bags didn’t inflate when his car crashed in 2014.On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman said that General Motors should be entitled to dispute the claims of Robert Scheuer with new evidence raising questions about his testimony. read more

How Did Little Leicester City Rise To The Top Of The Premier

Hot Takedown If you’re a fan of our podcasts, be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave a rating/review. That helps spread the word to other listeners. And get in touch by email, on Twitter or in the comments. Tell us what you think, send us hot takes to discuss and tell us why we’re wrong. Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, our podcast where the hot sports takes of the week meet the numbers that prove them right or tear them down. On this week’s show (Dec. 8, 2015), we ask whether the Carolina Panthers’ perfect start has been great or relatively mediocre. With a quarter of the NBA year gone, we wonder whether the Golden State Warriors can beat the Chicago Bulls’ 72-10 record season. Plus, we take a look at how Leicester City is leading the English Premier League and whether the team is about to regress. And a Significant Digit about the unequal distribution of games on artificial turf in men’s and women’s soccer after the U.S. women’s team called off its game against Trinidad and Tobago in Hawaii because field conditions were unacceptable.Stream the episode by clicking the play button, or subscribe using one of the podcast clients we’ve linked to above. Links to what we discussed are here:Neil Paine on the mighty Golden State Warriors.Kyle Wagner on whether the Warriors can go 73-9.Ben Morris says Stephen Curry is the revolution.Allison McCann talks about why the continued use of artificial turf in women’s soccer is unfair.Neil Paine takes the Perfect Panthers down a peg.Mike Goodman asks whether Leicester City is as good as its league position suggests.The Guardian’s Stuart James on Leicester’s rollicking start.Significant Digit: 8 out of 10. The number of games played on artificial turf during the U.S. women’s soccer team’s victory tour after it won the Women’s World Cup. More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS read more

I dont think Leave voters are racist Tim Farron in astonishing argument

first_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has been accused of patronising behaviour after he was caught on video in a heated discussion with a voter while campaigning in Oxfordshire. The argument came about when 65-year-old Malcolm Baker branded a visibly annoyed Mr Farron a “disgrace” and accused the Lib Dem leader of calling Brexit voters racist.He said: “You think Leave voters are all racist”.Tim Farron replied: “Loads of my mates voted Leave and I don’t think they’re racist”.Mr Farron took Mr Baker, who said he thought Tim Farron was “running this country down” and that he hoped the Lib Dems secured only six seats. Not a great look for @timfarron to accuse a Leave voter of letting down his grandchildren.— Mark Wallace (@wallaceme) May 3, 2017 If @timfarron wants to win anything he needs to learn to stop grinning and patronising people. When will politicians learn to just listen? https://t.co/OwjEGhxUfO— CT (@IndoorHeroes) May 3, 2017 Tim Farron later said: “That wouldn’t have happened to Theresa May because she doesn’t talk to anybody normal. He added: “Don’t tell people who voted Leave that they didn’t know what they were voting for.”The pair parted with Mr Farron wishing Mr Baker, who turned 65 on Wednesday, a happy birthday.But the pensioner was not the only aggrieved voter to make their feelings known during the Oxford West campaign event. “I was wound up. He listened to me”: More from Malcolm Baker, the man who confronted @timfarron in Oxfordshire pic.twitter.com/iY1iYZzrcl— Sky News (@SkyNews) May 3, 2017 Happy Birthday to Malcolm. Unlike @theresa_may I don’t ship in activists or close my events. I am happy to meet & debate with anyone. https://t.co/W7V4Av0KtK— Tim Farron (@timfarron) May 3, 2017 The Lib Dem leader said: “Are you proud that [your grandchildren] will inherit a poorer, less powerful and less secure country?”Mr Baker angrily retorted: “I’m proud that they’ll be coming out of Europe and we’ll have our own policy and won’t have to pay a 100 billion bill to leave!”He then said: “I hope you only get six seats!”Mr Farron sarcastically replied: “Thank you very much!”Mr Baker said he had voted Labour all of his life, but was planning on voting for Theresa May.Tim Farron was out campaigning in the Oxford West constituency, which is currently held by Nicola Blackwood, a Conservative. Seventy per cent of voters in Oxfordshire  supported Remain at the EU referendum last June.One of the people out campaigning with Mr Farron branded the man a “f—-ing idiot” for saying he was planning on voting for Theresa May. Shortly before Mr Farron arrived in Kidlington High Street, a passer-by shouted at the group of Lib Dem activists waiting for the leader: “You and the coalition, bloody Cameron” before booing.But Mr Farron insisted the party is winning back the voters who deserted it last time round.”The canvassing that we have been doing already is very, very clear that people who are progressive minded voters don’t need any persuading to know that the Liberal Democrats have the only real hope for them in terms of beating a Conservative here and in terms of providing Britain with a different direction of travel from the one the Conservatives are taking us on.” “So, God bless him. He’s a regular human being”.Some Liberal Democrats booed Mr Baker. They were quickly rebuked by Tim Farron, who said: “Don’t boo him – we’re not Corbyn”.After initially walking off, Mr Baker returned for a less heated chat with Mr Farron, joking: “I’ve got no eggs on me whatsoever.”last_img read more

World Gold Council welcomes renewal of the Central Bank Gold Agreement reaffirming

first_imgAram Shishmanian, Chief Executive of WGC said on Friday: “The announcement is a clear endorsement of gold’s role in today’s global economic and financial architecture and a reflection of the success of the previous Central Bank Gold Agreements. The agreement to limit the sale of gold over the five year period to 2,000 t demonstrates that, at a time of continued market volatility and inflationary fears, gold’s unique investment qualities provide the necessary hedge and protection that central banks are seeking. The reduction in the annual ceiling on sales from 500 t in the current agreement to 400 t/y starting on September 27, 2009, reflects an acknowledgment of the fact that the central banks’ appetite for sales is diminishing. This is evident in the way that total sales under CBGA2 look set to fall well short of the ceiling the signatories set for themselves in 2004.”The decision to allow room under the agreed ceiling to incorporate the IMF’s proposed sale of 403 t demonstrates a willingness to help the IMF comply with the recommendations of the Crockett Report that IMF sales should represent no net addition to the quantity of gold the market is expecting from the official sector.last_img read more

Top 9 Magical Girls of Anime and Manga

first_imgYou can watch all of these series and more on Amazon, Crunchyroll, and Netflix. <> Have you been approached by a talking cat?Did a magical contract get offered to you lately?Is your hair pastel colored?Did a mysterious book appear lately that says “do not open?”Did a cute pink pen with a star and angel wings appear suddenly in your hand?Well, you’re in luck, because you just might be a magical girl! Mahou shoujo, or magic girl, is a distinct genre of anime and manga that typically brings a young school-aged girl into the realm of magic. Her duties generally include defeating evil with her friends, while wearing cute clothes and wielding magical items to help defend the world/find the crystal/rescue her pals.Do you think you got what it takes to battle the forces of evil in a short skirt? Check out our list of the top magical girl anime below!center_img 1/9Sailor MoonThe meatball head that started the magical girl craze in the West, every anime fan worth their salt has at least heard of the illustrious Sailor Moon and her Sailor Scouts. A tale as old as time, normal school girl Usagi is approached by a talking cat named Luna, who gives her items and reveals that she is Sailor Moon! She must battle evil, and find her other Sailor Scout friends, as well as uncover her forgotten past. Throw in a splash of romance with Tuxedo Mask, and you’ve got the makings of the most memorable magical girl story of all time! 1/9Sally the WitchThe magical manga that started the whole genre back in 1966 stars Sally, a witch from the magic kingdom who visits the human world. She helps to defend her two school girl friends with her magic and decides to stay on Earth in the disguise of a mortal girl. 1/9Creamy MamiA vintage classic from the ’80s, Creamy Mami is a pastel nostalgic dream of the magical girl genre. In the show, 10-year-old Yu Morisawa sees a spaceship and is carried up into it, resulting in her acquiring a magic wand that lets her take on the appearance of a 16-year-old teen. She also discovers that her new appearance grants her musical talents, and she becomes a pop star sensation. Her main rival? The competing musical talent agency. The pop idol aspect wasn’t just a random choice of the creators. The anime was launched with the purpose of launching real-life idol singer Takako Ohta’s career by featuring her songs in the show. This media mix strategy worked wonders for her, and is still often employed today by anime studios. 1/9Cardcaptor SakuraThis nostalgic series introduces us to Sakura Kinomoto, who one day opens an old book in her basement and accidentally releases the magical Clow Cards. With the help of Cerberus, the guardian of the cards, and her newfound powers, Sakura must collect the cards in order to restore peace to her town. This series was the introduction of many fans to the all-female manga producing team known as CLAMP. The beautiful art style, and adorable outfits made this a series to really remember. 1/9Magic Knight RayearthThese knights had magic, sure, but wow did they have some kickass armor and weaponry, too. This series, also produced by CLAMP, follows three school girls who get sucked into a parallel world and find that they must rescue the Princess Emeraude in order to return to their own world. This series actually mashes up elements of the magical girl genre with the mecha genre, as eventually, they are able to summon giant robots called the Rune Gods to help fight their battles. With beautiful artwork, and a memorable as hell intro song, this series is a must-see for all fans of magical girls. 1/9Tokyo Mew MewWhat a great twist on an old classic. School girls imbued with the magical powers of… animals. Yes, the leading ladies of this series find that they have been merged with the DNA of various beasts after being bathed in a strange light, and are called the Mew Mews. They must battle other dangerous Mew Mews to save their world. The combination of magic and felines is an adorable addition to the magical girl genre. 1/9Puella Magi Madoka MagicaAt first glance, this series appears to be a standard account of girls in frilly dresses with magical powers, but this 2011 series was actually the start of something much darker. The story centers on Madoka Kaname, as she is approached by a cat-like creature named Kyubey who offers her a chance at granting a wish of hers, with the exchange making her into a magical girl that must fight witches. The motivation behind Kyubey’s offer turns out to be much more sinister, and the girls must fight the very system itself in order to be free. Watch out, magical girl lover, this anime turns the cheery, cute genre upside down. 1/9Pretty CureAlso known as PreCure, this series shows the adventures of a group of magical girls known as the Pretty Cures. This is one of the most successful magical girl series ever to come out of Japan, with over 600 episodes to date, as well as movies, toys, manga, and video games. The most current season is called Smile Pretty Cure! in Japan, and was released outside of Asia on Netflix as Glitter Force. Grab your magical item and hop on for this colorful ride into friendship! 1/9Well, we did technically say that magical girl anime should be about girls, but this is a great exception to the rule. Cute High Earth Defense Club keeps all the tropes of the magical girl genre intact: the lead characters are friends who all are imbued with magical powers from a talking animal and fight to save Earth. The only thing is, they happen to be boys, the powers are girly in nature, and the magical animal is a pink wombat. Clearly meant to be a parody of the magical girl genre, this show is actually pretty hilarious and sweet.last_img read more

Guardiola says Aguero will be ready for the World Cup

first_imgManchester City star striker Sergio Aguero’s recovery process has been going really well after undergoing a knee surgery and he will most likely be joining his team for the World Cup, according to Guardiola.Aguero underwent a keyhole surgery on his right knee after sustaining an injury, which stopped him from participating in his team’s final games of the Premier League season. However, he will be fit enough to help his teammates in the Argentina international team in the World Cup in Russia during the summer.Even though the injury stopped him from playing in the last bit of the campaign, Aguero still managed to score 30 goals across all tournaments for the Citizens and helped them win the Premier League.norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“Yes, he will arrive okay [for the World Cup],” Guardiola said prior to their game with Huddersfield, according to FourFourTwo.“I have the information from Dr Cugat in Barcelona and Sergio’s recovery is doing great.”last_img read more

Mexican fans wont need a visa for the Club World Cup

first_imgCONCACAF’s champions, Club Deportivo Guadalajara, is the country’s most popular team and the UAE is expecting thousands of Mexican visitors in DecemberThe United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation and the Secretary of Foreign Affairs in Mexico have signed a new agreement.With it, Mexican fans can travel visa-free to the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup to support CONCACAF’s champions Club Deportivo Guadalajara.Quiz: How much do you know about Hirving Lozano? Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 6, 2019 Time for you to tell us everything you can answer about Hirving Lozano. We will ask you 10 questions about the Mexican forward. Have…The team is considered the most popular in its country and with this new deal, the UAE expected thousands of Mexican supporters to travel to the nation in December, as was reported by The National.“We look forward to welcoming even more fans to Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and the UAE in December,” said Aref Al Awani, tournament director of the Local Organising Committee for the FIFA Club World Cup UAE.Mexicans were among the most numerous group to attend the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia last summer.last_img read more

Fisherman faces charges for harvesting lobsters in Marathon

first_imgMARATHON, FLA. (WSVN) – A South Florida fisherman is facing multiple charges after he was busted with a load of lobster near Marathon, Wednesday.Officers said they were patrolling the water in Monroe County when they caught 30-year-old Derek Manzi allegedly diving for lobster around 4:45 p.m. Manzi did not display a diving flag.The fisherman had 15 lobsters in his possession, all of them showing signs of spearing and 13 undersized, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.Manzi now faces multiple charges for harvesting, spearing and possession of spiny lobster out of season.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Larry Aidem Steps Down as Fandor CEO to Join Reverb Advisors EXCLUSIVE

first_imgAt Boston-based Reverb Advisors, Aidem will work to identify and develop new clients for the company as co-founders and partners Chris Lynch and Cort Johnson take a leave of absence to run AtScale, a data-federation and analytics startup based in San Mateo, Calif. Reverb provides operational guidance and fundraising advisory to data-science, cybersecurity and enterprise-technology companies — and, increasingly, will be looking at content-oriented startups.“No one would call me a data scientist,” Aidem said. “But where we see great opportunity is with creators, more often than not tied to either pop culture or music, who want to reach a much bigger audience and don’t have knowledge of the [entertainment] ecosystem from whence I come.”Aidem, who will formally depart Fandor at the end of September, said his move also was “about stepping off the CEO elevator. I love the idea of being an adviser to and collaborator with other CEOs rather than being one.” He has split his time roughly 50-50 between New York and San Francisco as Fandor’s CEO; in working for Reverb, he’ll remain based in NYC.Reverb’s Lynch first met Aidem while serving on the board of RayV, an early player in over-the-top streaming video where Aidem was CEO. Aidem later served as a strategic adviser to Azuki Systems, a multiplatform video-delivery vendor acquired by Ericsson in 2014.“Larry and I share a passion for helping entrepreneurs build companies in the sweet spot where tech and entertainment converge,” Lynch said. “There’s an opportunity for a new generation of content, democratized through new technology platforms.”Prior to joining Fandor, Aidem was co-founder, president and CEO of IconicTV, which launched YouTube-funded premium digital channels including Jay Z’s Life+Times and Potato, an electronic dance music channel from Skrillex, Diplo and A-Trak. Before that, he spent nearly 11 years as president and CEO of Sundance Channel and held senior positions at Showtime Networks, HBO, and MCA/Universal. Larry Aidem, after more than three years at the helm of indie movie-streaming service Fandor, is departing to serve as managing partner of Reverb Advisors, a boutique technology investment and consulting firm.Aidem will continue to serve on Fandor’s board. The company has not named a replacement CEO for Aidem, who informed staff Monday that he would be leaving. While at Fandor, Aidem expanded the company’s distribution footprint; inked new licensing deals for its 4,000-title subscription VOD offering; and launched an ad-supported short-form content business.“As he transitions to his new position, we want to acknowledge Larry’s contributions to Fandor over the past three and a half years as CEO and to thank him for all that he has done,“ Fandor chairman Chris Kelly said in a statement. ”Larry is continuing to contribute to Fandor’s growth strategy on Fandor’s board of directors as we expand our service beyond the current users and members for whom we are already a source of quality curated entertainment.” ×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 Popular on Variety Aidem currently is a member of the supervisory board of Germany’s ProSiebenSat.1, one of the largest broadcasters in Europe. He holds a bachelor’s degree in communications and political science from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.last_img read more

New evidence for the vibration theory of smell

first_imgPractically speaking, having ‘clearly separated peaks’ means we must make allowance for the fact that any flesh and blood spectroscope operating in the nose would presumably be addled by background thermal fluctuations (at 37 °C) of the order of kT/hc. In terms of wavenumbers this translates to ≈ 215 cm-1. As the relevant molecular vibration spectra extend up to wavenumbers of only around 3300 cm-1, this could be a stringent limitation—particularly in the lower so-called ‘fingerprint’ region from 500-1500 where there is typically a relatively high density of bending-mode peaks. Fortunately, the higher wavenumber region for these odorants is sparser, and has well-separated bond stretching peaks. The thermal filter effect of a 215 cm-1 wide signal homogenizer proved to be a game ender only for the isoamyl acetate. This was not entirely unexpected because the molecule used was only deuterated at three positions. Correspondingly, the differential responses obtained with isoamyl acetate were much less significant than with the other odorants, both across different glomeruli and bees alike.For the benzaldehyde and octanol odorants the researchers found two iconic glomeruli with a particularly telling response; In one the normal non-deuterated form of benzaldehyde gave hardly any activation in the glomerulus, while the deuterated benzaldehyde triggered a large positive response. In the other, normal octanol caused activation of the glomerulus while the deuterated form caused inhibition. Considering the close structural correspondence between isotopomers, the experimental truths observed here would be difficult for even the most ardent adherent to the shapist receptor philosophy to sweep under the rug.The authors observe that the shape-independent discrimination capabilities they found can not be dismissed as idiosyncratic to a few peculiar olfactory receptors, rather, they are a more general feature of ligand-receptor interaction. Much of the palpable in-house derision that members of the larger olfactory and neuroscience communities routine reserve for the vibrational theory might be traced to a deeper, more insidious fear: despite exhaustively focused efforts, they have no idea how receptors actually work.In other words, an overarching predictive theory of the caliber alluded we alluded to above to guide experiments, not just for olfaction, but for all protein-based receptors, does not yet exist. In applying itself to the task of quickly (in evolutionary time) coming up with and artfully deploying ‘universal detectors’, whether it be antibodies for antigens, G-protein coupled receptors (GPRCs) to manhandle light-toggled nanolevers and tunnel electrons through air landed treasures, or transient receptor potential channels (TRPs) to personally touch everything on the spectrum from mentholic chill to capsaicin warmth or the viper’s pitted IR to our own melanocytic ultraviolet, Nature has unleashed her unbridled imagination. To unmask what we might fancy as the basic principles Nature uses in ‘biological detection’, the hard part doesn’t seem to be the problem of setting the proper parameters for passively binding familiar things, but rather that of rapidly modifying or otherwise proliferating an old generic protein hand, and then bending it to some new need. That unfamilial task might be capturing novel hint of some ray, quanta, field, or polarization, or cocking and setting itself in some new fashion to actively probe a new partner with a new jiggle. To shed light on how we might best use comparative phylogenetic methods to sort the greater olfactory receptor protein extended family, consider something we now understand quite well—the ribosome.Figuring out exactly how the ribosome evolved from a primitive nonspecific peptide synthesis jig into a finely discriminating selector that fully enforces a rigorous genetic code upon the entire biosphere took more than looking at sequence homology. That all works fine for the short run, but sequence alone quickly exhausts itself in the deep evolutionary time. 3D structural homologies, on the other hand, generally get you a bit further back. Far enough in fact to trace every key innovation in the ribosome. Those provisions include everything from powering the peptide transfer cores with GTP hydrolysis and templating instruction with geometrically-enhanced mRNAs, to full blown cofactor virtualization via a system of exchangeable tRNAs and their massive synthetase support crew.Sequence and structure analysis which worked so well for understanding ribosomes still has much to offer us in trying to crack olfactory reception. For example, the more refined deuterostomes like urchins and humans parted ways some time ago with protostomes like the honeybees and fruit flies that are conveniently used for study. Where we predominantly use GPCRs in our nose, they prefer to employ more direct-ionic receivers which lack obvious homology with our messenger systems, subunit composition, targeting methods, and terminal group positioning. Many other organisms, like the worm c. elegans, are somewhere in the middle as far as odor detection. Full qualification of their own unique receptor suites awaits.But beyond these tools, we also need to exercise comparative phylogenetic imagination, hack new theory, and hazard wanton inference. For example, in looking to related senses we know deuterostomes have a sweet spot for microtubule-based photoreceptors whereas protostomes have always gone for actin based microvillar structures in their photoreceptors. Familiarity with both sensory systems suggests and constrains ideas regarding how their respective receptors detect and then signal. Knowing for example, that a particular olfactory receptor which is normally expressed on an urchin sperm links to a cytoskeletal system more apt to creep about than swim may not constitute a theory, but it might be a critical endpiece in someone’s puzzle.In applying hard limiters to classify the protein kits we find in cells—namely as receptors, enzymes, and ion channels—we end up with quite a salad of their associated protagonists; Depending on how they act or excite we give them names like ligand, prosthetic group, substrate, or even potential. The most versatile of our enzymes typically flex tiny vitaminized nucleotide derivatives at their core. Many of these primordial ‘coenzymes’ in turn nest a single metal ion knife edge that by nature of its coordination chemistry originally had some inherent penchant for catalysis within the prevailing geochemistry of the day. This predictable progression in the complexity of enzymes precisely mirrored that of their granddaddy, the ribosome. By accreting its own product, the ribosome gradually proteinized the least RNA snippets possessing the kernel of catalytic function it needed, culminating in the most massive synthesis conglomeration we find in all phylogeny—the human ribosome. Perhaps surprisingly, the now sophisticated receptor ion channel culture in our cells similarly accrued around another fundamental nugget—the leakiness of bare membranes. The Hodgkin and Huxley models mentioned above, which work well for the describing the electrical dynamics of spikes, unfortunately have little to say about other critical aspects of pulsating membranes (like heat capacity, enthalpy, and compressibility), and nothing of the thermodynamics of the spontaneous self-assembly of their proteins and lipids. Some clues to a way forward from our current position were recently suggested by Shamit Shrivastava. Reaching back to re-examine some critical ideas from the mind of none other than the man first intuited the existence of gravity waves, Shamit recalls Einstein’s conception of a ‘complete molecular mechanical theory’. Einstein’s key practical intuition was to invert Boltzman’s principle (which he felt was meaningless lacking a microscopic distribution function), and use an experimentally obtained formulation of entropy to deduce the distribution function. These arguments appear in Einstein’s 1910 paper where he also defines a quantitative link between critical opalescence and Lord Rayleigh’s Rayleigh scattering. Explaining these two phenomena in terms of density fluctuation in a fluid mixture approaching its critical point Einstein effectively solved the question of why the sky is blue. To now solve the questions of why fish is fishy and sugar sweet we await someone with an inordinate fondness for terpenoids to imagine sitting on a molecule of carvone. Explore further Journal information: Journal of Chemical Physics Citation: New evidence for the vibration theory of smell (2016, February 22) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2016-02-evidence-vibration-theory.html , Scientific Reports Credit: Sang Tae Park et al. Ultrafast electron diffraction: Excited state structures and chemistries of aromatic carbonyls, The Journal of Chemical Physics (2006). DOI: 10.1063/1.2194017 More information: Scientific Reports, 6:21893. DOI: 10.1038/srep21893center_img (Phys.org)—The predictive power and galvanizing influence that theoretical models routinely enjoy in physics is only rarely replicated in biology. Lord Raleigh’s theory of sound perception, Francis Crick’s sequence and adapter hypotheses, and Hodgkin and Huxley’s model of the electrical dynamics of neurons are a few notable exceptions that have gone on to spawn entire scientific industries. Although it is hard to find comparable mechanistic drama unfolding in our current century, Luca Turin’s vibrational theory of olfaction has been a persistently fertile seed that has now ripened into a contentious fruit. One way to judge a theory is by how hard its detractors work to disembowel it. Last year, one group went so far as to express human and mouse olfactory receptors in an in-vitro kidney cell preparation to see if deuterated synthetic musks with altered vibration signatures gave different responses. That group, perhaps not surprisingly, didn’t find a whole lot to support the vibration theory. Now, a study using live honeybees did. A group at the University of Trento led by Albrecht Haase was able to prove by direct imaging of the brain that the bee olfactory system can clearly distinguish odorants with different vibration frequencies despite having identical shapes.To do this the researchers used isotopomers of four different odorants (isoamyl acetate, octanol, benzaldehyde, and acetophenone) that were variously deuterated at the hydrogen spots. How do these guys even come up with the odorants for studies like this you might ask? Given the exclusive nature of these investigations each odorant is put through a tough vetting process, the full details of which are only very rarely revealed. For example, the isoamyl acetate happens to make honeybees go bananas. As one component of the honeybee sting package, this volatile ester acts as a pheromonal attractant to recruit other bees to the cause. It also is the primary component in banana oil flavoring.The octanol is an 8-carbon long citrusy-orange alcohol which comes in no less than 89 different isomers. The researchers used the 1-octanol version which is conveniently available in full deuteration at all 17 hydrogen spots. The benzaldehyde, used for imitation almond extract among other practical things, has a special place in olfactory science as the simplest aromatic aldehyde. If you swap in a CH3 for the hydrogen on the aldehyde group you get acetophenone, the simplest aromatic ketone. This minor alteration promptly elevates the human olfactory experience to one of cherry, honeysuckle, and jasmine—a regular fruit stripe gum of a molecule.The ‘responses’ that were measured in these studies were two-photon calcium imaging signals generated in the honeybee olfactory glomeruli in the 2 seconds after the odorants were applied. A critical point (at least for the vibrational theory) was that the deuterated forms, particularly those expected to give different bee responses, should in the least have a unique, machine-measureable vibrational character. In other words, that the IR spectra of the deuterated forms, as determined true-to-life in a gaseous carrier, should have observable peaks that are clearly separated from the non-deuterated forms. © 2016 Phys.org Plausibility of the vibrational theory of smell This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

CoOperation department to set 2631 Customer Service Points

first_imgKolkata: The state Co-Operation department will set up 2,631 Customer Service Points (CSP), particularly in areas lacking branches of nationalised banks to render services to the rural population.”Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has instructed us to take bank services to the areas which lack nationalised and private bank branches. We have set a target of coming up with CSPs in 2,631 Gram Panchayat (GP) areas across the state. Around 250 such CSPs have already come up,” state Co-Operation minister Arup Roy said. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeSources in the department said the CSPs are being set up in the offices of the co-operative societies and will have all the facilities of a banking service branch. There will be Rs an investment of 15 lakh for each unit and the total cost of the project has been earmarked at Rs 300 crore. The employees of the co-operative societies will be trained for rendering services to the users. It may be mentioned that there are around 710 villages in the state which do not have banks. The state Co-Operation department has already set up 50 banks to cater to these villages and is gradually setting up more and more branches. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe state government is also focusing upon recovering NPAs in the co-operative banks. “We are now offering loan at a rate of 2 percent to the farmers bringing it down from 4 percent. The state government is offering subsidies to the banks in this regard so that they can offer loan at a low percentage,” an official said. The minister mentioned his department has set a target of providing farmer’s loan to the tune of Rs 7,000 crore in the 2018-19 fiscal up from Rs 5200 crore that was allocated in 2017-18. “The loan for Self-Help Groups has been set at Rs 1,200 crore in 2018-19 financial year up from Rs 1,000 crore in the last fiscal,” Roy said. The department will organise Co-Operative fair from November 19 to 22 at Netaji Indoor Stadium. State Finance and Industry minister Amit Mitra will inaugurate the fair.last_img read more

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first_img Feature | Radiology Business | July 23, 2019 | Greg Freiherr Liars in Radiology Beware! Can you tell when someone is lying? read more A 3-D printed model (left) and a model constructed in augmented reality (right), both of a kidney with a tumor. In both models, the kidney is clear; the tumor is visible in purple on the AR model and in white on the 3-D printed model. Photo courtesy of Nicole Wake, Ph.D. Video Player is loading.Sudhen Desai explains how deep learning might assist pediatric imagingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 8:21Loaded: 1.95%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -8:21 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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Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McColl… read more News | Radiology Imaging | July 22, 2019 AHRA and Canon Medical Systems Support the 12th Annual Putting Patients First Program For the past twelve years, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. has partnered with read more Related Content A nurse treats a pediatric patient using vein illumination technology VeinViewer Vision2 (PRNewsFoto/Christie Medical Holdings, Inc.) Feature | Advanced Visualization | July 02, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis Augmented Reality Versus 3-D Printing for Radiology Three-dimensional (3-D) printing and… read more Arthur Agatston explains the history of CT calcium scoring Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:54Loaded: 1.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:54 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning 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 CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Videos | AAPM | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care Cynthia McColl… read more Mobile vascular imaging device VeinViewer Vision2 aids nurses pre-, during and post-access (PRNewsFoto/Christie Medical Holdings, Inc.) Feature | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 19, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr DR Advances Promote Imaging of Whole Spine Recent advances in… read more Mobile vascular imaging device VeinViewer Vision2 aids nurses pre-, during and post-access (PRNewsFoto/Christie Medical Holdings, Inc.)August 21, 2014 — Christie Medical Holdings and Wolfson Children’s Hospital announced an agreement to replace all current peripheral vascular access visualization devices at the hospital with 17 VeinViewers through Christie’s FreshStart program. The hospital was using the latest version of a hand-held, red laser-based competitive illumination device, but switched to Christie’s VeinViewer, which can provide pre-, during and post-access benefits throughout the entire vascular access procedure and has been shown through clinical studies to increase both first stick success and patient satisfaction up to 100 percent while reducing medically unnecessary PICC lines by more than 30 percent.”It is extremely important to the administration of Wolfson Children’s Hospital to provide the nursing staff with the best tools for performing IV starts on children,” said Veronica Scott-Fulton, vice president, operations and patient care services, Wolfson Children’s Hospital. “We believe that the technology and support provided by Christie Medical are the best available and will result in fewer sticks and improved patient and family satisfaction. We are pleased to partner with Christie Medical to make Wolfson Children’s a vascular access center of excellence.”Holly Hess of Wolfson Children’s Hospital added, “In my experience as a pediatric vascular access clinician, I have the opportunity to use various types of vein visualization devices. I find the Christie VeinViewer products to have a clearly superior, crisp image that shows peripheral vasculature in a way that enhances the practitioner’s ability to find and access veins.””Our FreshStart program provides a significant financial benefit to all medical facilities who want to replace their unsatisfactory vein illumination devices with the VeinViewer solution. The proven results of our technology backed by our revolutionary Christie Assure Program, provides a solution that is trusted to deliver results year after year,” said Chris Schnee, general manager and vice president of sales and marketing at Christie Medical Holdings.The Christie Assure program is a comprehensive set of services including a five-year utilization training program, five-year warranty, five-year clinical education provision for hospital medical staff and five-year upgrade program to the latest product platforms from Christie.VeinViewer technology was developed with the aid of parent company Christie Digital Systems. VeinViewer is the first and only device on the market to use: harmless near-infrared light, DLP technologies, exclusive technology such as Active Vascular Imaging Navigation (AVIN) providing the demanded Pre-, During and Post-Access (PDP) benefits, TrueView imaging accuracy in projected vein widths and technologies such as Df2 (Digital Full Field) to illuminate the only real-time HD digital image of subcutaneous vasculature and blood patterns directly onto the skin surface. Although designed for assistance in IV starts and blood draws, VeinViewer has proven beneficial in spider and varicose vein treatment.For more information: www.christiemed.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | August 21, 2014 Program Helps Hospital Replace Current Vascular Imaging Devices With Hospital-Wide VeinViewer Solution Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough discusses bridging diversity gaps in medical physicsPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 6:05Loaded: 2.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -6:05 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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But they will not be easy. read more Body language expert Traci Brown spoke at the AHRA 2019 meeting on how to identify when a person is not being honest by their body language. She said medical imaging department administrators can use this knowledge to help in hiring decisions and managing staff.  Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough explains new advances in CT technologyPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 13:56Loaded: 1.17%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -13:56 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning 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 CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Advances in long-length digital radiography are creating opportunities for visualization during spinal surgery, as well as pre- and post-operatively. Image courtesy of Fujifilm Medical Systems The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  Demand for ultrasound scans at U.S. outpatient centers could grow by double digits over the next five years, according to a speaker at AHRA 2019. A variety of factors, however, could cause projections for this and other modalities to change. Graphic courtesy of Pixabay Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more Videos | Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Assist in Pediatric Imaging Sudhen Desai, M.D., FSIR, read more PreviousNextlast_img read more

British Airways celebrates 75 years flying to Australia

first_imgBritish Airways has celebrated servicing Australia for 75 years with lavish functions and fashion shows held at the British Consul General’s residence in Sydney yesterday.BA is now only one of three European online carriers in the Australian market and the only European airline to achieve the milestone having endured some of aviation’s most tumultuous years reaffirming its commitment to the region.The airline’s inaugural flight to Australia on 13 April 1935 as Imperial Airways took 12 days to cover the 12,754 mile journey at a cost of today’s equivalent of 10,000GBP.  Jim Davies & Nicole Backo with models wearing BA uniforms through the decades British Consul General London’s Heritage Centre, Jim Davies BA Regional Commercial Manager,Nicole Backocenter_img “This is just one of the milestones we’ve achieved in our 90 year history,”“The launch of our new First Class earlier this year and recent upgrades of Terminal 5 and Terminal 3 guarantee our customers continue to enjoy the world class premium service British Airways is renowned for.”Ms Backo said British Airways would continue to invest in its Premium cabins, and is expected to deploy its new First Class to Australia this year.As part of its corporate strategy this year, the airline will launch an On Business programme in May, granting small to medium sized companies the ability to redeem points toward flights as a business, rather than individual traveller.  In comparison, today the airline carries more than 1.2 billion customers on its extensive global network and launched a special anniversary fare of $1750 Economy class Sydney to London return and includes all taxes and surcharges.  The special fare is valid for travel to 25 November and is on sale until 27 April 2010.“Our strong presence in Australia today is credit to the wonderful work done by all our staff, past and present, the support of our loyal customers and our industry partners,” Regional Commercial Manager, British Airways, Australia, Nicole Backo said. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: D.Mlast_img read more

Carrington Mortgage Services Expands Staff with 14 New Hires

first_imgCarrington Mortgage Services Expands Staff with 14 New Hires Share April 17, 2013 424 Views in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicingcenter_img Carrington Mortgage Services’ “”Wholesale Lending Division””:http://carringtonwholesale.com/ announced it has added 14 professionals to its sales staff to better provide in-market services to brokers and borrowers.[IMAGE]The Santa Ana-based company added individuals to its offices all over the United States in order to “”bolster its wholesale lending business by expanding its breadth of product and extending its market reach.”” The hiring initiative is another step in Carrington’s efforts to more effectively serve brokers and their Realtor partners. Earlier this year, the company launched its 30-Day Loan Closing Program designed to create a shorter, more predictable timeline to secure financing. Also launched in 2013 was an FHA (Federal Housing Administration) Streamline Ready to Close Program, which enables borrowers to close eligible refinance loans any day of the month with no additional interest.In addition, Carrington’s Wholesale Lending Division plans to make FHA 203k loans available later in April.””Carrington has worked diligently to refine its operational processes over the past year, enabling us and the brokers we partner with to offer an extended product portfolio backed by exceptional service,”” said Ray Brousseau, EVP of Carrington Mortgage Services’ Mortgage Lending Division. “”We have significantly grown our sales staff in order to more effectively share the benefits of these advancements with a larger base of brokers, realtors and borrowers, and to support the growing demand for quality loans and flexible, expeditious closings across these groups.”” Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Carrington Company News Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers 2013-04-17 Tory Barringerlast_img read more