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Lankan carol service mistakenly prints Tupacs song lyrics

Instead of reflecting on the traditional Catholic prayer’s message of how ‘blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus’ – attendees were presented with lyrics reading: ‘I ain’t a killer but don’t push me, revenge is like the sweetest joy, Next to gettin’ p***y.’ The Hail Mary, also known as the Ave Maria or Angelic Salutation, is a traditional Catholic prayer which draws inspiration from two passages in Luke’s gospel.Conversely, Tupac’s hit song Hail Mary deals with the rapper’s struggles with gang violence, drug dealing, sex and the afterlife.The song was released shortly after Tupac was shot dead in 1996. (Colombo Gazette) A Christmas carol service in Sri Lanka mistakenly printed out the lyrics to gangster rapper Tupac’s hit song ‘Hail Mary’ on thousands of its service programmes.The unfortunate mix-up took place at the Catholic 2016 Joy to the World Festival, which was held at the Nelum Pokuna Theatre in Colombo, The Daily Mail reported. The lyrics were printed on over 1,000 flyers for the event – which is heralded as one of the biggest carol services in the country, according to Pedestrian TV.The event was billed by organisers as ‘a fund-raiser for poverty alleviation projects jointly organised by the Archdiocese of Colombo and St. Joseph Vaz Trust.’ Sri Lankan journalist Jithendra Antonio uploaded photographs of the carols program to his Twitter account, tagging Pope Francis and CNN. read more

Worlds youngest country becomes newest applicant to join UN tourism agency

Timor-Leste, the world’s youngest country, has become the newest applicant for membership of the United Nations tourism agency, a global forum that plays a decisive role in promoting the development of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism.The South-east Asian country’s request, together with those of Papua New Guinea, the United Kingdom and Belarus, which announced their intention to join earlier this year, will be submitted in November to the World Tourism Organization’s (WTO) General Assembly in Senegal.Tourism potential in Timor-Leste, which only became independent three years ago, includes snorkelling and scuba-diving in the clear ocean waters of the Timor Sea, dolphin and whale watching, bird watching, trekking and mountaineering and exploring cultural treasures from the Portuguese colonial times in Dili, the capital, and other towns.With the new members WTO will comprise 148 Member States, seven territories and over 300 Affiliate Members representing the private sector, destinations and education, serving as a forum for tourism policy issues and a practical source of tourism know-how.Headquartered in Madrid, the agency plays a major role in stimulating public-private sector partnerships and encouraging the implementation of the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism to ensure that member countries, tourist destinations and businesses maximize the positive economic, social and cultural effects of tourism and fully reap its benefits, while minimizing its negative social and environmental impacts. read more

AP Sources Archer Daniels Midland to open global headquarters in Chicago relocate

CHICAGO – Agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland Company will open its new global headquarters in Chicago.That’s according to two people with knowledge of the decision. They say the company plans to announce the move Wednesday.The two people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to speak before the official announcement is made.The deal calls for relocating 60 to 75 employees and doesn’t involve tax incentives which ADM had sought.ADM announced earlier this year it planned to move about 100 employees to a location with better international access. The company planned to open a technology centre with about 100 additional jobs at the new site.The two people familiar with the decision say the company no longer promises to open the tech centre. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email AP Sources: Archer Daniels Midland to open global headquarters in Chicago, relocate employees by Sophia Tareen And Tammy Webber, The Associated Press Posted Dec 17, 2013 6:26 pm MDT read more

Billionaire property tycoon Christian Candys historic garden plan thrown out after council

first_imgPlans for the development Cllr Danny Beales added: “There is fast-moving traffic on this road and a narrow pavement would be very dangerous for pedestrians, just so the people on the other side of the road could look at some trees and enjoy a garden.”Residents claimed the private garden offered no public benefit and would have a huge impact on resident parking, despite Mr Candy claiming he would offer private parking to reinstate the eight spaces lost by his garden.After chairwoman Councillor Heather Johnson called on the 12 Councillors to vote, ten rejected the plans while one abstained and another voted in approval.Following the decision Francesca and the other residents were delighted “that the facts came out”.Resident Michael Webber said: “We are absolutely delighted. Justice has been done. Nash never designed the garden and it was never created in his lifetime.”Dr Tyack gave evidence which shows that the garden never existed.” Christian Candy (left) with his brother NickCredit:Bloomberg The residents, who hailed “justice” after the proposal was turned down, claimed the plans would be also made worse by High Speed Two and Cycle Super Highway 11 would which will cause “gridlock” for residents.At a committee meeting, Mrs Cordeiro said: “The application proposes a plan which will narrow the passage for pedestrians and cyclists and traffic by reducing two lanes to a single lane.”No consideration has been given to Cycle Superhighway 11 or to High Speed Two. CS11 will create a huge amount of traffic through Chester Gate as will HS2.”HS2 will go on for 16 years and will result in absolute gridlock and chaos in Chester Gate. Considerations for the planning application should be postponed until the full impact of CS11 and HS2 is known.”Mr Candy had previously taken out a 150-year lease on the road next to Regents Park, central London, with the hope of returning part of the one-way street into a “historic garden”.The land which the garden would be built on is valued at £26.5 million according to Land Registry documents. Plans for the developmentCredit:SWNS We are also going to cut an enclave which could become an area for activities like drug dealing, other crimes and anti-social behaviour. This presents security issues.Cllr Lazzaro Peitragnoli Prof Cordeiro, an eye surgery specialist at Imperial College London, said: “Nash didn’t really have as much as an authority as they thought.”The odds were against us because the recommendation had been against us. They did not take on board the issues that we raised. It brought a danger to pedestrians and cyclists.”Another resident Kevin Mackenzie added: “I’m pleased to see that the council recognised that this private garden was never part of Nash’s plan.”Mr Candy, who was behind One Hyde Park, the world’s most exclusive residential development, is currently transforming the formerly commercial properties next to the proposed garden into three super-luxury homes.CPC London said on Friday it would appeal the council’s decision, which “defies logic”.A statement said: “We are extremely disappointed with this decision.”Camden Council’s rejection of the proposal, which seeks to bring additional green space to London, defies logic.”The proposal had been fully supported by the Council’s own planning officers.”Camden Council have not yet provided reasons for their decision, which we will appeal through the Inspectorate.”center_img His team had previously supplied a survey from 1834 which provided “beyond reasonable doubt” that the garden was part of the original layout.The Crown Estates Paving Commission also stated it believed the original garden existed.But Francesca Cordeiro said: “Dr Tyack is the leading academic in John Nash, not only in the UK but in the world.”He submitted a report that the planning application is not a reinstatement. It provides conclusive evidence that a garden did not exist during the working life of John Nash.”Dr Tyack clearly states what is being proposed is not a reinstatement of a garden designed by John Nash or even of a Victorian garden.”It is the creation of a new private garden through the appropriation of space that has been in the public domain for all but a few of the past 190 years.”Candy wants to increase the luxury and privilege of a private home. Camden is about to make a catastrophic error if this committee does not reject this application.”A spokesman for CPC London, the Development Manager for Cambridge Terrace where the work is taking place, said the property is currently an office space for which Mr Candy has permission to convert into three separate houses. Councillors also raised issues with the plans including concerns it could present an area for anti-social behaviour.Labour Cllr Danny Beales said: “The loss of public space for me is terrible and Nash did not design these homes as they are now. Narrowing this road could cause damage.”The amount of traffic now would make it a possible dangerous experience to walk down.”The enclave that could be created by making the road narrower would also make an area which would no longer be covered by trees and could create a space for anti-social behaviour.”Cllr Lazzaro Peitragnoli added: “There is a terrible design of the pedestrian side of the street. Mums with prams would not walk on that side of the road because there are four curbs.”We are also going to cut an enclave which could become an area for activities like drug dealing, other crimes and anti-social behaviour. This presents security issues.” Christian Candy (left) with his brother Nick Billionaire tycoon Christian Candy’s plans to transform part of a road outside his London property into a private garden have been thrown out following a sensational council U-turn.Dozens of disgruntled neighbours attended a council meeting to share their anger at the plans to re-install the garden, which was allegedly based on a design by John Nash.Officials at Camden Council had proposed the garden get the go-ahead but plans were thrown at a public meeting on Thursday night.Neighbours, spearheaded by chairman Francesca Cordeiro, had produced evidence by leading Nash expert and Oxford University professor Dr Geoffrey Tyack which claimed the garden was never actually proposed by the famous architect. 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EHF EURO 2014 STILL AN OPTION Lauge two months out

One of the best DAnish young players, Rasmus Lauge Schmidt (22) will be out between 8 and 10 weeks after he got seriously injured during match against Croatia at “Golden League” in Oslo. THW Kiel’s playmaker didn’t broke knee ligaments, so he won’t go under knife, but after four weeks break, Rasmus would begin with medical treatment in order to come back to the court in January. EHF EURO 2014 is still in doubt, but what is for sure is that Lauge won’t play until the end of 2013.He won’t be able to help his team-mates in big derby of DKB Bundesliga against Rhein Neckar Lowen on Wednesday – 20.10 hrs.Denmark already stayed without Nikolaj Markussen… DenmarkRasmus Lauge SchmidtTHW Kiel ← Previous Story Alexandra Do Nascimento about WCh 2013: Time for Brazilian medal – Norway is favorite for gold! Next Story → Viktor Szilagyi to stay in Bergischer until 2015! read more

Welcome to Geek Week E3 WWDC Superman The Last of Us converge

first_imgIt’s not often that the stars align like they are this week. No matter what flavor of technology gets your modem dialing, you’ll be getting your fill this week. Everyone from Apple to HP has something big going down, and you’ll have a front row seat. Let’s preview some of the big points of interest.Apple’s four-day WWDC show is kicking off Monday June 10th, and all signs point to the big reveal of iOS 7. This is the first version of iOS since former software head Scott Forstall left the company, leaving Jony Ive in command of interfaces. We’ve been hearing rumors of a flatter, more modern design. Also on the potential agenda is an updated Macbook Pro and Macbook Air running Intel Haswell processors, but everyone hoping for a retina screen on the Air might be disappointed.E3 is the other big conference coming up next week, and it overlaps with WWDC. E3 is starting on Tuesday June 11th, and runs through June 13th. At this show we’re going to get more information on the next generation consoles from Sony and Microsoft. Sony detailed the PS4 software a few months back, but the hardware is still a mystery. The Xbox One is a known quantity now, but game announcements and demos are likely from Microsoft.The other big gaming story is the release of The Last of Us on Friday June 14, a PS3 exclusive title set in a post-apocalyptic zombie-infested world. This third-person action game will feature intense melee combat and an assortment of ranged weapons. It’s being developed by Naughty Dog, a division of Sony and the same studio responsible for the Uncharted games. The visuals are reportedly stellar and the gameplay addictive. Early reviews are solid.If you haven’t gotten your fill of conference news, HP is having its Discover meetup June 11-13th. It’s mainly a business and government-oriented show, but it might give us some clue as to where the beleaguered PC maker is going.Last but not least, Superman is returning in Man of Steel on Friday June 14th. This re-reboot of the classic franchise stars Henry Cavill as Superman and Amy Adams as Lois Lane. Expectations are high with director Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen) at the helm, and Christopher Nolan (Batman Begins, Inception) producing.Get ready for a big week of news, and keep your internet box tuned here.last_img read more

These Cream Puffs Are Filled With Sushi Rice Cola Cream

first_img If you’re a fan of sushi rice, you probably know it tastes sweeter than regular rice. It’s flavored with a special type of vinegar that gives it a very distinct taste. If you’re a fan of this kind of flavor, consider tasting it in a cola. That’s exactly what Japanese sushi restaurant Kurazushi did with its Shari Cola brand, which took the flavor of the rice and made a kind of creamy cola beverage. Now the taste of said cola beverage lives on in the form of Shari Cola Cream Puffs.via prw.kyodonews.jpTo celebrate one year’s worth of Shari Cola, Shari Cola Cream Puffs are out on the market, with vinegar rice and cream and sugar inside of a delicious pastry. Essentially it’s a mix of vinegar, whipped cream, carbonation fermented rice that’s been malted, and other ingredients inside of choux pastry. It honestly doesn’t sound very tasty, but it’s got to be some sort of popular, as people seem to enjoy Shari Cola very much in Japan.The cream puffs are weird as it is, and you probably won’t be able to pick any up if you’re not local, but there’s also something even weirder: a Shari Cola Shaved Ice, which runs you about one dollar at supermarkets in Japan. It doesn’t sound too appetizing either, but to each his own, right?vi prw.kyodonews.jpThere’s always some new taste in Japan, and usually, I’m kind of interested in trying it out, but I’m not so sure I really want fermented sushi rice as the ingredient in one of my favorite drinks or even sweets. I’ll take a regular cream puff, please.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Launchpad Blaze Postpones JAXA’s Cargo Ship Launch to ISSJapan’s Hayabusa-2 Probe Packs Up Space Rock Cargo From Asteroid Ryugu Stay on targetlast_img read more

Toyota Unveils Lunar Rover Concept as Japan Plans Moon Mission

first_imgStay on target Toyota is collaborating with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) on a planned mission to land an astronaut on the moon, with the auto giant expected to develop a fuel cell-powered lunar rover, officials announced Tuesday.It will be Toyota’s first full-fledged entry into space exploration, after the carmaker co-developed a small robot that was sent to the International Space Station in 2013. That robot, Kirobo, became the first robot to speak in outer space.The planned rover, which was unveiled at an event in Toyko, will be about the size of two microbuses, making it large enough to house two astronauts for several weeks at a time. It will capable of driving for more than 6,200 miles (10,000 km) across the lunar surface.It’s expected to be used on manned missions as early as 2029, Nikkei Asian Review reported.JAXA is planning manned missions to explore five different locations near the moon’s southern pole between 2029 and 2034.For each mission, the astronauts will be based in the rover for 42 days, during which time they will be able to leave the vehicle to explore their surroundings, according to Nikkei Asian Review. Once they depart, the vehicle will drive thousands of kilometers to the next location to wait for the next mission.Concept for the pressurized lunar rover being studied by JAXA and Toyota. (Photo Credit: Toyota)“This is going to be a very tough challenge for Toyota,” said Shigeki Terashi, Toyota chief technology officer. “There are no paved roads on the moon.”The rover is expected to be a self-driving vehicle able to withstand the moon’s harsh environment, including high radiation and temperatures that vary by 300 C between the day and the night.Toyota has already tested its SUVs on rough terrain on five continents. “The moon will be our sixth continent to conquer,” Terashi said.Experts say it makes sense that automakers now see commercial potential in the final frontier.Masayasu Ishida, a consultant at A.T. Kearney, told Nikkei Asian Review space agencies’ partnerships with companies like Toyota make sense because they have technology that JAXA and traditional rocket launch companies do not have, such as robotics and autonomous driving.The vehicle will have enclosed body equipped with functions and space that enable astronauts to live in the vehicle, and will be capable of possible sustainable mobility on the surface of a moon via astronaut operation, remote operation, or autonomous driving. (Photo Credit: Toyota)“Having Toyota join us in the challenge of international space exploration greatly strengthens our confidence,” JAXA President Hiroshi Yamakawa said in a statement. “Manned rovers with pressurized cabins are an element that will play an important role in full-fledged exploration and use of the lunar surface. For this, we would like to concentrate our country’s technological abilities and conduct technological studies. Through our joint studies going forward, we would like to put to use Toyota’s excellent technological abilities related to mobility, and we look forward to the acceleration of our technological studies for the realization of a manned, pressurized rover.”The announcement comes during a time of renewed global interest in missions to the moon.In January, China’s Chang’e-4 probe successfully landed on the far side of the moon, and in February, SpaceX launched Israel’s Beresheet robotic lunar lander, which is expected to land on the moon on April 11.More on Geek.com:Europe Wants to Start Mining the Surface of the Moon by 2025Neptune’s Tiny Moon Hippocamp May Be Debris From Larger SatelliteEarth’s Oldest Rock Found Amidst Apollo 14 Moon Sample NASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This WeekendHubble Captures Saturn’s ‘Phonograph Record’ Ring System last_img read more

Six Detained Charged For Stealing NAWEC Fuel

first_imgBy Mustapha JallowForoyaa has received reports from Bansang that some men were arrested and detained at Bansang Police station on the allege theft of fuel from the National Water and Electricity Company (NAWEC) Power Station in that town.According to sources, fuel theft is rampant at this station leading to instability in electricity supply for the town. “Light goes on and off in our area which is not normal,’’ the source said. Residents call on the authorities to set a watchful eye in that area and investigate into such issues.At time of going to press, the Deputy Spokesperson of Police Assistant Superintendent Foday Conta, confirmed the arrest of the allege fuel thieves. He said the number of people arrested on the issue, reached six; that the suspects are four NAWEC staff, one fuel dealer and one taxi driver.“Investigation was conducted and the suspects were released on bail after 72 hours. They were charged for stealing and they are also waiting for the Magistrate to hear their case. So we’re expecting the Magistrate to be there on the 2nd of July, when the suspects will be arraigned before Court,’’ he concluded.Effort were made to get the names of the suspected persons to no avail, as the Deputy PRO tried to reach the cell phone of the Regional Commissioner of Police without success.last_img read more

Autistic Society raising autism awareness in San Diego

first_img May 3, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Categories: Health, Local San Diego News, National & International News FacebookTwitter Posted: May 3, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – It’s estimated that one in every 50 children born in the U.S. will be somewhere on the autism spectrum. The cost of autism treatment over the average lifespan is a little more than $2 million but experts say that number can drop significantly with early detection.KUSI’s Ginger Jeffries has more. Autistic Society raising autism awareness in San Diego KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

Wounded Rainier officer in fair condition

first_imgPORTLAND — A police officer shot during a traffic stop in Rainier, Oregon, is reported in fair condition at a Portland hospital.Authorities say Officer Russell George was shot Monday by a motorist he stopped on U.S. Highway 30. The bullet went through the Rainier officer’s hand and hit his chest, which was protected by a bulletproof vest.The suspect, 30-year-old Christopher Elliott of Waitsburg was found dead hours later near Clatskanie. An autopsy determined he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. He had no outstanding warrants.Rainier is a city of 1,900 residents northwest of Portland.Three years ago, police Chief Ralph Painter was fatally shot after responding to a report of a suspicious person at a car stereo shop.last_img

fmedia is a lightweight audio player recorder and converter

first_imgfmedia is a lightweight audio player, recorder and converter by Martin Brinkmann on September 13, 2018 in Music and Video – 11 commentsThe cross-platform program fmedia (fast media player) is an audio file player, recorder and converter. All modern computer operating systems come with at least one program or app to playback media files. The programs may not always be the most suitable programs as they are usually more bare-bones than third-party options.Windows users may use Windows Media Player, Groove or the built-in sound recorder on Windows 10, or third-party applications such as AIMP, or VLC Media Player.fmediaFmedia is a cross-platform audio player, converter and recorder that is available for Windows (starting with Windows XP), Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and FreeBSD. One focus of the application is playback on low performance devices and the developer promises smooth playback and recordings even “if devices are very slow”.Start the graphical user interface version of the application after download and extraction of the archive on a supported computer system. The program is fully portable on Windows which means that you can place its files on a USB Flash Drive or media to load it on any compatible device. If you put audio files on the drive or media as well you got a fully functioning offline player.The interface is bare bones but that is not necessarily negative depending on how you look at it. While it may not look as pretty as some other players, keeping it minimal interface-wise ensures that the program stays below the 10 or so Megabytes mark on a 64-bit version of Windows.Drag and drop supported media files in the interface to play or process them. The application supports playlists which it displays in tabs in the interface. Use List > New Tab or the shortcut Ctrl-N to create a new playlist.Fmedia supports a wide range of formats including mp3, ogg, flac, mp4 or aac, and also video or container formats such as avi, mkv, or mka.Double-click on a file to play it or use the play and stop buttons to do so instead. The player part of the application supports a wide range of shortcuts such as S to stop playback, N to jump to the next file or UP to increase the volume.Playlists need to be saved so that they may be loaded again in the future.Fmedia supports two additional features of interest. You may use the program to convert media files and to record audio.Converting works pretty much as you’d expect it to. Add supported files to the program and select Convert > Convert afterward. You may also use Ctrl-T to run the convert command right away if you prefer to do so using the keyboard.All input media can be converted to the audio formats mp3, ogg, opus, m4a, flac, or wav. The application displays a new window when you select convert that looks complicated on first glance.The impression changes when you realize that you may only change the file path, file name, and file type at the top. It is necessary that you change the output format manually as there is no option to pick a supported format from a list.The recording interface looks similar to the one used to convert audio files. It displays the same information and limits user input to changing the path, file name and output format.Just hit start and stop to start or stop audio recordings; it cannot get simpler than that.The graphical user interface offers no configuration options that you can set from within. You may open Help to open text configuration files and edit those but it requires deeper knowledge of that.While you may use the GUI for playback, you may start fmedia from the command prompt as well. Basic examples are fmedia https://stream:80/, fmedia ./mp3 or fmedia ./file.ogg /*.mp3.Additional commands to convert or record media are listed on the official homepage of the project.Closing Words and verdictFmedia is a light media player that supports audio playing, recording, and converting. The program is not the prettiest of applications and somewhat difficult to customize but it performs well even with the default configuration and should run fine on many low performance devices.Now You: Which media player do you use?Summary12345 Author Rating5 based on 2 votes Software Name fmediaSoftware Category MultimediaLanding Page http://fmedia.firmdev.com/ Advertisementlast_img read more

Digisonics Showcases Radiology Workflow Management Tools at AIUM 2016

first_img 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 News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 31, 2019 Studies Confirm Clinical Value of ShearWave Elastography for Liver Fibrosis Evaluation SuperSonic Imagine announced the publication of the results of its prospective multicentric clinical study conducted in… read more The ScanTrainer transvaginal simulator is one example of Intelligent Ultrasound’s simulation technologies. Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more 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 News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 26, 2019 Intelligent Ultrasound Group Collaborating With the National Imaging Academy Wales Artificial intelligence (AI)-based ultrasound software and simulation company Intelligent Ultrasound Group plc (AIM:… read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | March 15, 2016 Digisonics Showcases Radiology Workflow Management Tools at AIUM 2016 Highlights include data mining and business analytics tools, reporting software News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 05, 2019 Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an ambulatory… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | 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 Related Content Image courtesy of Imago Systems March 15, 2016 — Digisonics will exhibit its latest enhancements for OB/GYN, general ultrasound, vascular ultrasound and general radiology image management and structured reporting at this year’s American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) annual conference, March 17-21 in New York City. Digisonics OB Search, a data mining and business analytics tool, enables users to quickly explore large amounts of data and transform it into valuable information, measuring current and past performance and optimizing future strategic planning. One valuable component of the tool is the ability to generate summary reports for time intervals associated with key workflow events such as the time to schedule a procedure, time to execute an imaging procedure and time to produce a final report. These productivity reports can be run as a function of any field in the database including personnel, site, study type, indications, etc. Administrators will also appreciate the availability of OB Search’s production and efficiency analysis including study volume and turnaround time reports, which are vital for facilities who want to either attain AIUM accreditation or maintain their certification.  The latest Digisonics software enhancements are designed to reduce human input error, streamline reporting workflow and assist clinicians with meeting current AIUM accreditation requirements. New features include a fetal evaluation form for quick and comprehensive documentation, configurable report sections, default clinical reporting content update following AIUM guidelines and accreditation standards, and enhanced measurement capabilities.Digisonics’ standards-based and vendor-neutral solutions help facilities maximize efficiency by integrating and automating the entire ultrasound workflow, resulting in faster report turnaround times and improved overall patient care.For more information: www.digisonics.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 last_img read more

Cypriot firm gets tech to build cost effective power generator

first_imgThe Cypriot company Thalis Engineering Co. Ltd. is planning to set up a plant that will produce a renewable energy generator capable of producing power at a faction of the cost of other conventional or renewable technologies after acquiring the necessary patents.“We are in the middle of certifying our product and commercialising it,” said Pavlos Liassides, one of the two investors, said in an interview on Tuesday. The company already has two projects for the construction of two powerplants in Greece and Cyprus which will employ 23,000 such power generators, each with a production capacity of 7 kW (kilowatt).Each Thalis SolarDish 751S generator uses solar energy converted into heat to produce electricity with the use of two free piston Stirling engines generators, a thermal storage device, a dish – a solar concentrator spanning around 10 metres – a tracking device and a heat receiver and transfer tube.The free piston-solar system can now generate power at a cost of less than $0.07 (€0.06) per kilowatt-hour (kWh), a faction of the cost that this technology could produce power six years ago.In 2012, Liassides told Bloomberg that the cost was almost €0.22 per kWh. Thalis’ new pricing contrasts sharply with the Electricity Authority of Cyprus, which currently has the de-facto monopoly in power generation and supply in Cyprus and generates power with the use of heavy fuel oil or diesel. In 2016 it sold power at an average price of €0.12 per kWh.The generator’s storage device, which uses molten salt to store heat of up to 650 degrees Celsius, allows power generation at an efficiency rate of 34 per cent, even with 24 hours without any sunshine, Liassides said. He added that “this is addressing two major issues; scalability and dispatchability” as the system can produce power whenever required.The investor, who also chairs the Nicosia-based Cyprus Free & Competitive Energy Market Business Association (CFCEMBA), added that while photovoltaic power generation is more cost effective than that of the Stirling engine, when one takes into account the cost of energy storage, then the Stirling engine is more competitive.The Stirling engine, which relies on a technology discovered by the Scottish clergyman Robert Stirling more than 200 hundred years ago, is employed in the US space and defence industry, according to Liassides. NASA’s Curiosity Rover, dispatched to Mars in 2011, utilises a Stirling engine.This type of device, he continued, is capable of operating practically indefinite after it has demonstrated that it can do so for more than 120,000 hours – almost 14 years – continuously, uninterrupted and maintenance free.Liassides – and his partner Akis Avramides – are considering three possible locations to set up the production plant, which will initially employ 125 workers and at a later stage almost five times as many. Likely candidates are Egypt, Bulgaria and Cyprus.“We will be able to commit to incoming orders as early as in the second half of 2018 before we start production as early as next year,” the investor added.The company, which will operate its research and development (R&D) and engineering department in the US, could export this type of generator to countries in the Middle East worth as much as €600m a year.The Free Piston-Solar System generator is suitable for Cyprus’s weather conditions where temperatures often exceed 40 degrees Celsius in the summer, Liassides said. Unlike photovoltaics which rely on sunlight but whose performance drops in high temperatures, the Stirling engines rely exactly on solar heat which makes them ideal for the climate conditions of Cyprus and other Middle Eastern countries.The systems use fluid heated by the receiver to move pistons to create mechanical power, which sets in motion the actual generator, and are suitable for slope terrains and require no water, he added.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoKelley Blue Book10 Electric Cars That Last the LongestKelley Blue BookUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Rep Bumstead statement on the 2014 State of the State address

first_img State Rep. Jon Bumstead, R-Newaygo, released the following statement after Gov. Rick Snyder’s State of the State address tonight:“After hearing the governor’s State of the State address, I am encouraged by the direction in which our state is headed. We have made positive strides in our economy and created more jobs along the way, and more people are moving back to our state as a result.“However, as the governor indicated, there are still areas that we must focus on, especially continuing to pay down our long term debt and financial liabilities, while maintaining our new responsible spending habits. My colleagues and I will continue to work to make a brighter future for all Michigan families.”### 16Jan Rep. Bumstead statement on the 2014 State of the State address Categories: State of the Statelast_img read more

Rep Canfield opens office announces contact info

first_img14Jan Rep. Canfield opens office, announces contact info State Rep. Ned Canfield announced the opening of his Lansing office, along with important contact information for residents to reach out to him.Canfield represents the 84th House District, consisting of Huron and Tuscola counties, and can be reached at his Lansing office at (517) 373-0476, through email at EdCanfield@house.mi.gov and by mail at P.O. Box 30014, Lansing, MI 48909-7514.“I encourage people with thoughts and concerns to reach out to my office so that my staff and I can address them to the best of our abilities,” said Canfield, R-Sebewaing. “I look forward to working closely with Thumb Area residents to ensure their voices are heard on the important issues affecting Michigan families.”Legislative staffers David Jessup and Tim Holland will join Canfield in his Lansing office. Jessup earned his bachelor’s degree from Hillsdale College and has previously been employed in various positions in the Legislature over the course of seven years. Holland is a graduate of Central Michigan University and a former resident of the 84th House District.Rep. Canfield’s office is located at 124 N. Capitol Ave., Room 1188, Lansing, MI 48933. The office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.#### Categories: Canfield Newslast_img read more

Rep Roberts invites residents to indistrict office hours

first_img Categories: Roberts News State Rep. Brett Roberts of Charlotte invites residents to join him for office hours on Friday, Feb. 9 from 11 a.m. to noon at Mark’s Place, located at 238 S. Main St. in Eaton Rapids.“I value the opportunity to connect with people in our community and hear what matters to them,” Rep. Roberts said. “I look forward to listening to our neighbors, addressing their concerns, and talking through solutions for our state.”No appointments are necessary to attend office hours. Those unable to attend may contact Rep. Robert’s office at (517) 373-1775 or BrettRoberts@house.mi.gov. 29Jan Rep. Roberts invites residents to in-district office hourslast_img

Miller authors new law to expand education options to border school districts

first_img06Feb Miller authors new law to expand education options to border school districts Categories: Miller News,News Students of school districts along state borders will have more dual enrollment education options after Gov. Rick Snyder today signed legislation by state Rep. Aaron Miller into law.“Our expectations for a quality education should extend beyond our physical borders for the good of the state’s future,” said Miller, of Sturgis. “While Michigan has developed great cooperation for dual enrollment opportunities, there are parts of our state where the closest dual programs in state are still quite a distance away when you consider a high school schedule.”The new law amends the Postsecondary Enrollment Options Act with the stipulation that the out-of-state post-secondary education and dual enrollment school must be within 20 miles of the shared border for students enrolled in a public, charter or private school district.Miller thanked Brent Holcomb, superintendent of the Lewis Cass Intermediate School District in Cass County, and Stephen McNew, superintendent of the Monroe County Intermediate School District, who joined him for House and Senate committee testimony. The superintendents illustrated the limitations of previous law, while sharing how their districts could benefit from a co-operative agreement.“We have to do what’s best for all of our state’s students, not just the ones with the next school district 10 minutes away,” Miller said. “Michigan’s post-high school programs have students from neighboring states crossing the border to come to us, we should not use an unseen line to limit our students’ successes.”House Bill 4735 is now Public Act 11.#####last_img read more

VIDEO Rep Schroeder testifies on her plan to better protect Michigan children

first_img Rep. Schroeder’s plan better protects Michigan children State Reps. Andrea Schroeder and Matt Hall today testified before the House Families, Children, and Seniors Committee.State Rep. Andrea Schroeder today testified before the House Families, Children, and Seniors Committee in support of her plan to help keep children safe from abuse and neglect.The Office of the Auditor General (OAG) released a Children’s Protective Services (CPS) Performance Audit last fall that raised an alarming number of concerns about a system that exists to ensure the safety and well-being of Michigan children.As a member of the House Oversight Committee, Rep. Schroeder listened to the recommendations from the OAG and introduced a plan that is part of a package to reform Michigan’s Child Protection Law. Schroeder’s bill, House Bill 4706, will create two categories of cases, depending on the level of risk, where the families need further assistance by the CPS caseworker. Splitting Category 3 cases into two separate follow-up actions will give the CPS caseworker flexibility, while still requiring them to help the family receive local services to guarantee the safety of the child or children in the household. If a family does not participate in services or if a child’s risk is not alleviated, the case can be reclassified into a higher risk category.“This plan puts Children’s Protective Services on the correct path to better protect our most vulnerable population, abused and neglected children,” said Schroeder, of Independence Township. “We can all agree that protecting our children is the number one priority for this department and ensuring CPS has the proper tools and guidelines to do so is imperative. I believe after our hearings and meetings with CPS, these reforms are the best way to achieve that goal.”Other proposals in the package would:· Allow CPS to document reasons it abbreviated an investigation and develop an investigation checklist.· Require CPS to investigate a home where suspected child abuse or neglect has occurred within 24 hours of a report.· Require Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to submit an annual report to verify each county is implementing protocols for child abuse and neglect cases.· Add license-exempt child care providers to the Child Abuse and Neglect Central Registry if they have committed child abuse or neglect.· Require CPS to provide periodic reports to the Legislature measuring its compliance with conditions raised in the Auditor General’s fall report.House Bills 4704-4709 remain under consideration by the House Families, Children, and Seniors Committee. Categories: Schroeder News,Schroeder Videocenter_img 20Jun VIDEO: Rep. Schroeder testifies on her plan to better protect Michigan childrenlast_img read more

CA Charter Schools Linked to Reclusive Turkish Imam Face Closure

first_imgShare14TweetShareEmail14 Shares July 18, 2014; L.A. School ReportA fiscal audit of two Los Angeles charter schools for fiscal mismanagement has led to concerns about the two charter schools’ parent organization. The audit led to the closing of Magnolia Science Academy-6 and Magnolia Science Academy-7 for reasons, according to L.A. Unified district, that included “a number of irregularities.” However, the audit also apparently revealed that the charters’ parent, Magnolia Public Schools, may itself be insolvent.The news about the two Magnolia schools in Los Angeles has been noticed by other localities that host Magnolia charters. The Santa Clara County Office of Education last year renewed a charter petition for a Magnolia school outside of Cupertino, but is now concerned. “We will pay attention to this—we wouldn’t want to find out that our [Magnolia charter] school would have to close because other [Magnolia] schools are in trouble,” said Don Bolce, Santa Clara’s director of special projects. “We recognize that with a charter school that is part of a charter management organization, a problem at one school could impact other schools – if there is a problem, it endangers the system.” Magnolia’s charter school in Santa Ana, according to L.A. School Report, “has been of concern to school and county officials in Orange County despite winning approval for $18 million in facilities bond money.”The Magnolia charter school system has had its ups and downs over the years, with some schools closed in other districts. But the 11 operating Magnolia schools, including eight in the Los Angeles Unified School District, are not ordinary charter schools, assuming there is any such thing. A Turkish newspaper, the Daily Sabah, indicates that the Magnolia schools are affiliated with a Turkish movement called the Gülen Movement. A website for the Gülen movement, also called “Hizmet,” describes the movement as “a faith-inspired, non-political, cultural and educational movement whose basic principles stem from Islam’s universal values, such as love of the creation, sympathy for the fellow human, compassion, and altruism,” establishing schools and universities around the world to carry out the beliefs of Gülen.The Daily Sabah, supportive of Turkish government authorities, has a much more negative characterization of Gülen.“The movement is led by a controversial imam living in rural Pennsylvania in self-imposed exile, who is at odds with the Turkish government over the influence he wields inside the Turkish police forces and top judiciary. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan recently requested the extradition of Fethullah Gülen both privately and publicly from the Obama administration and accused Gülen of plotting a judicial coup against the Turkish government before the local elections last March.”The Hizmet Chronicle, a news outlet that is supportive of the movement and critical of the Turkish government, has charged that the press has smeared Gülen schools, with the Erdoğan-connected Turkish press playing a role in headines about other Gülen-related schools.Another website provides a somewhat dated list (as of 2011) of Gülen-affiliated public schools, numbering perhaps as many as 140, including 44 in Texas and 19 in Ohio, though it seems that they aren’t all part of the same network or management. Why charter schools? A 60 Minutes piece on Gülen schools makes the connection to the Gülen belief system:Living in exile in a gated retreat in Pennsylvania’s Poconos, “the Turkish imam Fethullah Gülen…tells his followers that to be devout Muslims they shouldn’t build mosques—they should build schools; and not to teach religion, but science. In sermons on the web, he actually says: ‘Studying physics, mathematics, and chemistry is worshipping God.’ So Gülen’s followers have gone out and built over 1,000 schools around the globe – from Turkey to Togo; from Taiwan to Texas.”We certainly don’t know enough to comment pro or con about the Gülen movement and the insinuations against it lodged by the Erdoğan government. However, there have been criticisms, highlighted in the 60 Minutes coverage, that the Gülen charter schools are, according to a whistleblower, basically a money-making operation and a ruse for getting Gülen’s Turkish acolytes visas. If the Gülen schools are business ventures first and educational institutions second, the shutting down of Magnolia schools in Los Angeles suggests that the business plan might not be working in some geographies.But without taking a position regarding Gülen versus Erdoğan, we can suggest that creating charter schools that overtly or covertly pursue a specific quasi-religious message, even to the point of one linked to a cultish leader like Gülen, shouldn’t be part of the K-12 public school system. Even if Gülen’s reported vision of Islam is positive with its emphasis on science, to the extent that it is tied to religion and doing battle with other interpretations of the Koran, it doesn’t really belong in a public school system—Rick CohenShare14TweetShareEmail14 Shareslast_img read more