Worth the pain: Jofra Archer recalls battling through the pain in pursuit of glory

first_imgAdvertisement Image Courtesy: The CricketerAdvertisementEngland pacer Jofra Archer emerged as the nation’s hitman with his early strikes in the tournament. The speedster has now revealed that he had to battle pain apart from the pressure especially during the final.Image Courtesy: The CricketerArcher, who took 20 wickets in England’s successful World Cup campaign, revealed to BBC Sussex that the side strain that he suffered during the clash against Afghanistan. He proceeded to reveal the trouble that it caused him during the course of the competition. He said:“It was pretty excruciating. It was pretty bad. I couldn’t do it without painkillers, which was from the Afghanistan game onwards,”“I could not get a week’s rest in during the tournament because of how close the games were. I only ever needed a week to 10 days,”Despite the setback, the pacer went on to appear for all of the matches. His potency with the ball has now earned him a maiden call-up to the Test squad for the Ashes which is set to commence from August 1. He expressed his desire to show the world what he can do with the red ball, He stated:“I’m just ready to go out there and show the guys what I can do with a red ball,” he said. “I think my red-ball record is better than my white-ball record, so I just can’t wait to get the opportunity.”Read Also:Almost Stranded: Mohammad Shami’s US visa declined, gets approved after BCCI intervenesRobin Singh applies for post of Indian team’s head coachlast_img read more

MSSA: Maya Broacha is safe as a bank!

first_img‘Starstruck’ David Beckham shares photo with Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke Mid-day hosts first-of-its-kind girls football tournament | Ranis of Rink 2019 Kevin De Bruyne: Manchester City have to put in hard work to retain EPL crown Goalkeeper Maya Broacha showed good reflexes and anticipation by making three crucial saves in the tense penalty shootout duel to help Bombay International School (Babulnath) overcome Cathedral & John Connon (Fort) 4-1 via the tie-breaker in a girls’ under-14 Division-I semi-final match of the MSSA inter-schools football tournament at Cooperage yesterday. The finished in a 1-1 draw with both goals coming in the second half.Related News Anya Mistry scored from a penalty to give Bombay International the lead before Riana Saraiya netted the equaliser for Cathedral. In the tie-breaker Maya stood tall in the goal and saved the day for her school blocking three attempts from the Cathedral girls, while one shot crashed into the post. Bombay International successfully converted through Anya, Mira Dhall and Mihika Iyer displayed strong nerves to score from the penalty spot and secure the win and passage to the final. Earlier, in another semis, Shreya Ravuri’s twin strikes helped Bombay Scottish (Mahim) overcome VCW Arya Vidya Mandir (Bandra) 3-1. Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updateslast_img read more

Davis Cup: Nadal’s record win helps Spain level with Germany in quarterfinals

first_imgSpain’s Rafael Nadal returned to action with a 6-2 6-2 6-3 Davis Cup win over Germany’s Philip Kohlschreiber on Friday to set a record for the longest winning streak in the competition’s history.World number one Nadal had not played since he retired from his Australian Open quarter-final against Marin Cilic in January with a leg injury, but made light work of Kohlschreiber to draw five-time winners Spain level at 1-1 in the tie.Victory meant Nadal set the record for the longest Davis Cup winning streak in combined singles and doubles rubbers with 23 matches in a row.Holders France were tied 1-1 with Italy in Genoa and 2005 winners Croatia were also deadlocked against visitors Kazakhstan after a day of thrilling action on indoor red clay in Varazdin.The United States are at home to Belgium in Nashville in the other quarter-final, with John Isner due to take on Joris de Loore in the opening singles rubber at 2100 GMT.Nadal was swiftly back in the swing of things in Valencia, dismantling Kohlschreiber after Alexander Zverev blew away David Ferrer 6-4 6-2 6-2 to put Germany in front.The 31-year-old Nadal hardly put a foot wrong on his return, having produced 14 of his 30 winners in the opening set of a lopsided contest.Kohlschreiber also went down tamely in the second before putting up more of a fight at the start of the third, but 16-time grand slam winner Nadal was relentless and wrapped up the match.”It’s positive of course, winning in straight sets, it was a solid match. I feel comfortable back on the clay,” Nadal said on the Davis Cup website.advertisement”It’s a great feeling to be back, coming back from injuries is always difficult, but it’s great to be in front of my crowd on a very memorable day. I’m very happy with the match.”Lucas Pouille fired the French ahead with a laboured 6-3 6-2 4-6 3-6 6-1 win over Andreas Seppi before home favourite Fabio Fognini redressed the balance with a 6-7(6) 6-2 6-2 6-3 defeat of Jeremy Chardy.Pouille looked in cruise control after he swept aside Seppi in the opening two sets but the slugfest went the distance after the Italian fought back in front of a passionate home crowd.The hosts were in danger of falling 2-0 behind as Chardy snatched the opening set tiebreak against Fognini before the 30-year-old Italian raced through the rest of the match to keep the tie in the balance.Croatia’s Cilic breezed past Dmitry Popko 6-2 6-1 6-2 to give the hosts the lead against Kazakhstan but the visitors hit back after Mikhail Kukushkin overpowered Borna Coric 3-6 7-6(5) 6-4 6-2.(Source: Reuters)last_img read more

Conte charged with misconduct

first_imgChelsea Conte charged with misconduct after dismissal against Swansea Joe Wright Last updated 1 year ago 02:49 12/1/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Antonio Conte, Chelsea Clive Rose Chelsea Premier League Chelsea v Swansea City Swansea City Antonio Conte The Chelsea boss is facing an FA charge in the wake of his sending-off in Wednesday’s game at Stamford Bridge Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has been charged with misconduct by the Football Association after his dismissal in Wednesday’s match with Swansea City.The former Italy head coach was sent from the dugout by referee Neil Swarbrick in the 43rd minute of the champions’ 1-0 victory at Stamford Bridge.He has been given until 18:00 GMT on December 5 to respond to the charge. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Conte reacted furiously to the decision not to give his side a corner during the first half of the game and shouted in the face of fourth official Lee Mason, as well as Swarbrick.The 48-year-old, who apologised after the match for his behaviour, also explained he had been frustrated by what he considered to be time-wasting tactics from the visitors.”During the game, in the first half, I saw that Swansea were wasting time,” he said. “I said this a few times to the fourth official. “At the same time, I didn’t see something change in the first half. I was frustrated for this situation. I tried to tell again, but then the referee took this decision.”I repeat: I apologise for this. I was frustrated. For sure I made a mistake. During the game I suffer. With my players I suffer. It’s a pity.”They are wasting time. I was a bit animated. I said this and I shout this. It was not the first time. I think for this reason the fourth official lost his patience. But I repeat, the fault was mine, not the fourth official’s. I apologise for this. I was frustrated.”Antonio Rudiger’s goal 10 minutes into the second half secured the win for Chelsea and kept them third in the Premier League table, 11 points behind leaders Manchester City. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

22 days agoTottenham worried Harry Kane could angle for summer exit

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham worried Harry Kane could angle for summer exitby Paul Vegas22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham are concerned Harry Kane could angle for a summer exit away from the club.Kane’s frustrations have come to the boil after a string of disappointing results in all competitions to begin the campaign.Spurs have been beaten by Leicester and Newcastle already in the Premier League as well as a humiliating exit to League Two Colchester in the Carabao Cup.They squandered a two-goal lead to draw their opening Champions League match at Olympiakos before further embarrassment as they shipped seven at home for the first time in their history against Bayern Munich on Tuesday.And that has led to the club fearing he is losing patience in north London, report The Times.Kane’s future could also come into sharper focus if Mauricio Pochettino leaves the club with the Argentine continuously linked with Real Madrid and Manchester United. last_img read more

Ontarios Darlington nuclear reactor to produce isotope used for medical imaging

first_imgTORONTO – Ontario Power Generation plans to modify its Darlington nuclear plant to help produce radioactive isotopes used to diagnose such conditions as cancer and heart disease, the Crown corporation announced Wednesday.OPG’s subsidiary Canadian Nuclear Partners has teamed up with U.S.-based BWX Technologies to produce the medical isotope technetium-99, a radioactive material widely used in imaging tests to diagnose a variety of diseases.CANDU reactors at the Darlington plant in Clarington, Ont., east of Toronto would produce molybdenum-99, the “parent” radioisotope that decays into technetium-99.The site would become the first large-scale commercial station in the world to produce molybdenum-99, said OPG, and would not interfere with the plant’s generation of electricity.Molybdenum-99 created at Darlington will be shipped to a BWXT-acquired facility in Kanata, Ont., near Ottawa, where the radioisotope will be processed into technetium-99 before being shipped in “generators” to hospitals, said Glenn Jager, president of Canadian Nuclear Partners.“The reactors at Darlington, they’re large reactors, there’s four of them and they’re almost always operating,” Jager said in an interview. “So we have the ability to produce a fairly large amount of this material to meet the demand of the North American market.“Our initial plan is to modify two of the four, but certainly all four can be modified if the demand is there.”Production at Darlington is expected to start by the end of 2019, subject to Canadian regulatory reviews and approvals.About 80 per cent of procedures involved in the multibillion-dollar global nuclear medicine industry each year rely on molybdenum-99. More than 40 million heart, cancer and bone diagnostic scans are performed annually worldwide using products based on the radioisotope.The domestic supply of technetium-99 came to halt after Canada’s Chalk River reactor ceased production of molybdenum-99 in 2016, requiring hospitals to import all of their imaging material from plants in Europe, Africa and Australia.But over the last decade, there have been interruptions in supply when both Chalk River and the overseas reactors were periodically shut down for maintenance.That caused shortages of technetium-99, forcing some hospitals to prioritize imaging tests for patients based on the urgency of their condition, said Paul Cornacchione, senior director of imaging operations at University Health Network in Toronto.“Having a reliable and local supply will allow for improved accessibility and stable access to medical isotopes in Ontario and across Canada,” said Cornacchione.“And this means patients will not have to be delayed in getting care. It means more availability of the right type of diagnostic procedure for patients.”Medical isotopes are also being researched or produced on a smaller scale using different technologies elsewhere in Canada, including at the University of Alberta and Saskatoon’s Canadian Light Source.last_img read more

New mobility transit buses being delivered to Fort St John

first_img“Investing in public transit infrastructure is key to growing the middle class. I’m pleased to see these modern and accessible new buses rolling into communities across B.C. to better serve current users, support future growth in communities across the province and contribute to building more inclusive communities,” said the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities.The new buses are part of the almost $160 million in federal and provincial funding for BC Transit projects that was first announced in June 2016. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – New mobility buses from B.C. Transit are being delivered to Fort St. John.Five new ARBOC Spirit of Mobility buses will replace the current fleet.  The buses will be customized depending on their intended use. The ARBOC buses have between 17 to 23 seats depending on the configuration.The buses are accessible as it is a low floor bus with kneeling capability. It is flexible in its design, allowing for up to four wheelchairs. Gradual sloped floor, theatre-style seating provides a better view for passengers travelling on the bus. BC Transit has approximately 300 ARBOC buses in its fleet across the province. Each bus will cost roughly $240,000.last_img read more

Exiled president could jeopardize Liberias peace efforts Sierra Leone court

Prosecutor David Crane said Mr. Taylor had threatened to return to Liberia, a return that would be accompanied by regional violence.”Taylor simply will not stop until he is turned over to the Special Court in Sierra Leone, where he faces 17 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity,” he said.”A fragile peace continues to take root throughout the region: Sierra Leone’s war ended nearly two years ago and this week Liberia took another step toward ending the terrible violence there. As the people of Sierra Leone and West Africa turn from surviving brutality to focus on a brighter future, the man most responsible for their suffering threatens to plunge the region into fear,” Mr. Crane said.Last week, the UN Security Council issued a statement expressing “concern that former President Charles Taylor is still attempting to influence events in Liberia and noted that any interference from Mr. Taylor could threaten the carefully constructed peace agreement in that country.”The Council President for October, Ambassador John Negroponte of the United States, told reporters then that “one of the concerns that was expressed…is the fact that he is in communication with some of his supporters in Liberia.” read more

Troubled Kentucky water system to receive grant funding

12 water utilities to submit information on how water loss is recorded. INEZ, Ky. (AP) – An eastern Kentucky county will receive nearly $4 million in grant funding to support its troubled water system.The grants for Martin County were announced Thursday by U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers and Gov. Matt Bevin. Rogers says the new funding will help the county take the next steps to repair its failing water system “once and for all.”- Advertisement – The support includes $2 million from the Abandoned Mine Lands Pilot Program. The money will pay for a new booster pump station, a 250,000-gallon (946325-liters) storage tank and 1,000 linear feet (305 meters) of water lines. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will invest nearly $2 million to improve water service for more than 250 homes.Martin County’s water district has been plagued by reports of poor water quality and reliability. read more

Universities to be stopped from sidelining British students for foreign teens who

first_imgUniversities admissions will be monitored from next year to ensure British students are not being discriminated against in favour of foreign applicants who can pay more.An investigation by The Sunday Times showed that universities are increasingly recruiting lucrative overseas students, while at the same time, the number of places offered to UK teenagers is falling.Figures showed that from 2008 to 2016, the number British undergraduates at 23 universities fell by more than 33,000, the equivalent of more than 4,000 UK students missing out each year.In contrast the number of degrees offered to non-EU high students, who pay far higher fees, rose by 22,000. While British student fees are capped at £9,250 a year, foreign students can pay up to £35,000 a year, for subjects like medicine. Sir Anthony Seldon, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Buckingham Some foreign students pay more than triple the price for their courses  Sir Anthony Seldon said, if proven, discriminating against less lucrative British students would be very wrong Credit:Rii Schroer The investigation also showed that thousands of overseas students are being granted fast-track admissions without needing to take A-levels or an equivalent, instead completing a six month foundation course.Former education minister Lord Adonis said the findings were ‘seriously alarming’ and a ‘betrayal of the mission of universities’ while Sir Anthony Seldon, the Vice-chancellor of the University of Buckingham said such discrimination, if proven, would be ‘very wrong.’However the Department of Education has promised that the new Higher Education and Research Act, which will come into effect from April 2018, will monitor whether British students are facing discrimination.Universities will be forced to publish admissions, attainment and retention rates.A spokesman for the DofE said the new data would help ‘gain an insight into whether domestic students were being treated unfairly.’center_img Some foreign students pay more than triple the price for their courses Credit: Christopher Furlong Sir Anthony, said it was inevitable that as universities became more commercialised they would look to boost revenue.But he said it was ‘very wrong’ if Britain’s teenagers were being sidelined to make way for high fee-paying students from overseas.”Universities have become much more market driven, and commercially focussed now so it is entirely rational that they should be increasing numbers of foreign students, both because they bring in money and because they are a great benefit for the university,” said Sir Anthony, who was also the former Master of Wellington College.”However what we need to watch is that there is no discrimination against British students and if there is evidence of an unlevel playing field, then that is clearly very wrong.”Students should be treated on equal merit. The Higher Education and Research Act should cast a spotlight on this whole issue.”The investigation showed that half of top Russell Group universities have cut undergraduate numbers, sometimes substantially since 2008. At Warwick University, the number of Britons taking a first degree fell by 28 per cent while non-EU undergraduates rose by 15 per cent.Likewise, at Manchester University British undergraduates declined 10 per cent while their non-EU counterparts rose by 58 per cent. Other universities which have seen UK student numbers fall are Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial College London, Liverpool, Nottingham, Sheffield, Southampton, Cardiff and Glasgow.However the DofE said they were working to ensure students did not face discrimination at UK universities.“In 2016, young people in the UK were more likely to go to university than ever before, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds,” said a spokesman.“All universities must demonstrate how they are widening access before they can raise their fees above £6000 and we will also require universities to publish their admissions, attainment, and retention rates so we can see where more must be done to tackle bias or inequality.“International students play a valuable role in our higher education sector. As well as generating billions every year for the UK economy, they also enable valuable social and cultural exchange.” 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.last_img read more

NEW GPC donates fire prevention materials to Fire Service

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related‘XCITE’ raising the bar locallyJune 21, 2016In “Health”Public invited to visit fire stations, engage local firefightersOctober 10, 2016In “latest news”Update: UG to undertake fire safety audit of all its facilities- Vice ChancellorMarch 9, 2017In “latest news” New GPC’s Marketing Manager Elizabeth Ram handing over the materials to Fire Prevention Officer Nigel Gravesande in the company of other officersNEW GPC Inc. in fulfilling its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), has once again contributed to ongoing efforts by the Guyana Fire Service’s to sensitize the public on fire prevention measures.The local pharmaceutical company handed over approximately 2500 pieces of materials on fire safety and prevention practices.The donation was held at the Guyana Fire Service’s Headquarters, downtown Georgetown. New GPC’s Marketing Manager, Elizabeth Ram, explained that this is the company’s fifth year in supplying materials needed by the Fire Service to boost its prevention and safety drive.“It is very important for people to be aware of what needs to be done, measures that needs to be taken, precautions that needs to be put into place because a fire is not just a one off thing, its takes your whole future with you so we are very much pleased to be on board for another year and we will continue to support and spread the information that needs to be out there as much as possible” Ram explained.Following the brief presentation ceremony, Fire Prevention Officer within the Guyana Fire Service, Nigel Gravesande, disclosed that these materials will particularly be helpful with sensitization efforts in the hinterland regions.“It would be a great boost for us given the fact that these flyers can go into the hinterland areas for those people who are not prevalent in terms of fire officers and so forth” the Officer expressed.Gravesande went onto express appreciation to New GPC Inc. for its support over the past years, while calling on other companies to follow suit and fulfill their corporate responsibility. read more

Euro Quals WC 2013 No surprises favorites win

← Previous Story Balic, Jicha, Ilic, Vujin and Co. testing EURO 2012 venues at “Nation Cup” Next Story → Hungarians wins “Nation Cup” in Serbia! Group 1Round 1: Great Britain vs. Israel 26:29 (14:16)Even nine goals of Steven Larsson were not enough to surprise Israel: The Olympic hosts from Great Britain fought hard for their success at Crystal Palace, but in the end the bigger international and individual experience of the Israelis decided the game. Led by Chen Pomeranz (7 goals) the guests were in lead constantly, but Great Britain kept up with them until the end, but could not endanger Israel, who are the favourites in the re-match on Sunday again.Round 2: Israel vs. Great Britain6 November 2011, 19:30 hrs (local time), Rishion Le ZionGroup 2Round 1: Turkey vs. Ukraine 24:26 (11:13)Thanks to their physical strength and despite the fanatic support of the host’s fans, Ukraine started perfectly into their “Mission Spain 2013”. But the men of the match came from Turkey: Goalkeeper Ibrahim Demir saved 16 Ukrainian shots and Ramazan Döne scored twelve times – but in the end Ukraine could not be stopped in this close match. The guests started well, led 9:5 and kept the lead until the final buzzer. Top scorer for Ukraine was Sergii Burka with seven goals. On Sunday both teams meet again in Zaporozhye.Round 2: Ukraine vs. Turkey6 November 2011, 17:00 hrs (local time), ZaporozhyeGroup 3Round 1: Belgium vs. Latvia 29:36 (12:19)Latvia had decided this one-sided game at the underdog’s home right at the break, when the margin already was seven goals. Even as Belgium won the second half 17:16 – cheered by more than 1600 spectators – they could not turn the game. Top scorers were Cauwenberghs (Belgium) and Lilienfelds (Latvia) with 7 goals each.Round 2: Latvia vs. Belgium5 November 2011, 15:05 hrs (local time), DobeleGroup 4Round 1: Finland vs. Netherlands 23:26 (9:16)They had taken the clear control of the game, but in the end the Netherlands had to shiver – and were the lucky winners in Finland. 2200 spectators in Vantaa could hope for the huge sensation of the IHF Intercontinental Challenge Trophy winner, but the seven goals margin at the break was too huge to close for the host. “Our defence stood strong before the break, but in the second we played too weak – but we won,” was the summary of the Dutch coach Harrie Weerman. Top scorers were Jac Karlsson (Finland/5) and Patrick Miedema (Netherlands/7).Round 2: Netherlands vs. Finland5 November 2011, 19:30 hrs (local time), GeleenGroup 5Round 1: Italy vs. Switzerland 25:27 (17:14)Despite a very weak performance the Swiss team were the lucky winners in this neighbours’ duel: 14 minutes before the end everything was well prepared for the big sensation, as Italy led by 24:20. But then Switzerland turned the game with five straight goals to 25:24, the first ever Swiss lead – thanks to strong Manuel Liniger, who was the top scorer with nine goals and took the responsibility in the decisive stage. “We were hit hard, but we did not fall,” said Liniger after this tough struggle for the first points. In his first ever senior international match goalkeeper Nikola Portner (17) was another match winner. Best Italian scorer was Juan Martin Carrara with six goals.Round 2: Switzerland vs. Italy6 November 2011, 16:00 hrs (local time), SchaffhausenGroup 6Round 1: Cyprus vs. Bosnia Herzegovina 20:38 (8:18)With every field player scoring Bosnia Herzegovina had an easy qualification opener. After 30 minutes the distance was already ten goals, in the end it was 18 –the guests left Cyprus without any chance. Stojanovic and Vrzalic scored six times each for the Balkan team, Efsthatiadis five times for Cyprus.Round 2: Bosnia Herzegovina vs. Cyprus5 November 2011, 20:15 hrs (local time) GorazdeGroup 7Round 1: Luxembourg vs. Romania 20:35 (8:17)After six defeats in the EHF EURO 2012 qualification, Romania proved that they are still able to win. Led by their VELUX EHF Champions League players the Romanians left the “Challenge Cup” team from Luxembourg chanceless. The hosts led 3:1, but then the Romanian engine started – despite a strong performance of Luxembourg keeper Majerus. As the guests played faster, the number of errors arose in the host team – and the game was decided at the break. “It was a mission impossible for us,” said the Romanian born Luxembourg national coach Adrian Stot. Csepreghi and Sabou scored six times each for Romania, Decker five times for Luxembourg.Round 2: Romania vs. Luxembourg5 November 2011, 15:00 hrs (local time), Buzautext: EHF read more

Klukwan Community Library carries out initiative to preserve stories of tribal members

first_imgThe Klukwan Community Library is carrying out an initiative to preserve the stories of tribal members. “Chilkat Stories: Our Village, Our Lives” aims to capture the experiences of Klukwan residents of all ages by creating audio recordings of their stories.Chilkat Indian Village started the Chilkat Stories project in 2017 with the help of a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.Listen nowKlukwan Library Co-Director Jamie Katzeek says a needs-based assessment of the community found that people wanted to know more about what life used to be like in Klukwan.“That’s just what they want to know,” Katzeek said. “How did the elders grow up? What did they remember about how Klukwan used to be?”The process is straightforward. Katzeek sits down with tribal members and creates audio recordings of their stories about life in Klukwan.“We just want to increase knowledge about and the interest in our Tlingit heritage. So it’s just asking people to pass on information about their life experiences. It’s just explaining about things that happen in Klukwan just for people that don’t have an idea of what it’s like to live in a small village,” Katzeek said.The purpose of the project is to document and preserve the experiences of elders and tribal members before those stories are lost.Katzeek has focused on preserving Tlingit culture through much of her work.Last year the Klukwan Library received the Guardians of Culture and Lifeways Outstanding Project Award for a film she produced about traditional food-gathering practices in the Chilkat Valley.“The younger generations are not necessarily learning all of the subsistence activities that people used to do in the village, so we wanted to document the process. Some people didn’t know how to make dried fish, and some people don’t know how to butcher a moose, seal hunting and stuff like that. They are meant to be how to videos so that people could learn skills, so the traditional skill isn’t lost,” Katzeek said.Fred Strong, one of the tribal members featured in the film, passed away unexpectedly shortly after sharing his expertise for the project. His knowledge of subsistence fishing is accessible to future generations through the films, which are available at the Klukwan and Haines libraries.The Chilkat Stories recordings will be saved in the tribe’s archival collection. Participants will also receive a copy of their recordings on a disk.Some of the recorded stories will be edited for broadcast on KHNS. However, this is entirely optional for participants.Katzeek says she will continue to collect stories until next summer. She encourages people to share their experiences, no matter what kind of story it may be.“Every story matters is what I have been telling people. You know, maybe it’s something that they would like their great-grandchildren to know about–what they did or what they experienced. It’s helping people preserve stuff because traditionally Tlingit knowledge was passed down orally, so we’re just helping that,” Katzeek said.To participate in the project, tribal members can contact the Klukwan Library. Katzeek will help coordinate a time to meet up and record stories.last_img read more

Attorneys general from 16 US states lambast Trump travel ban

first_imgAttorneys general from 16 US states, including California and New York, on Sunday condemned President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration as “unconstitutional” and vowed to fight it.Two days after the new Republican president halted entry to the US by refugees and persons from seven Muslim majority countries, the attorneys general, all Democrats whose states represent nearly a third of the US population, issued a joint statement in opposition.”As the chief legal officers for over 130 million Americans and foreign residents of our states, we condemn President Trump’s unconstitutional, un-American and unlawful Executive Order,” read the statement.The attorneys general pledged to “work together to ensure the federal government obeys the Constitution, respects our history as a nation of immigrants and does not unlawfully target anyone because of their national origin or faith.”Noting that several federal courts had already blocked parts of Trump’s order, the attorneys general said they would “use all of the tools of our offices to fight this unconstitutional order and preserve our nation’s national security and core values.”They also predicted the courts would ultimately strike down the order.”In the meantime, we are committed to working to ensure that as few people as possible suffer from the chaotic situation that it has created,” the statement said.Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, who initiated the statement, was joined by her counterparts in California, Connecticut, the District of Columbia (home to the US capital Washington), Hawaii, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Virginia and Washington state.last_img read more

Maryland Emancipation Day

first_img(Left) Freedom’s Poems & Freedom’s Proclamation with M. Nzadi Keita Ph.D. Ursinus College, and (right) Karsonya W. Whitehead, Ph.D., Loyola University.The annual Maryland Emancipation Day will be held on Nov. 7, noon at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum. The program will bring two scholars together exploring themes from 19th century Black life. Dr. M. Nzadi Keita ofUrsinus College will share poems from her new book “Brief Evidence of Heaven:  Poems from the Life of Anna Murray Douglass”, the wife of Frederick Douglass, and Dr. Karsonya W. Whitehead will lecture from her new work, “The Emancipation Proclamation:  Race Relations on the Eve of Reconstruction.”  For tickets visit www.lewismuseum.org or call 443-263-1816.last_img read more

VIDEO Angry fans assault kickboxer in ring after egregious sucker punch KO

first_imgThings got chaotic in Paris when fans rushed the ring and assaulted kickboxer Murthel Groenhart after he knocked out Harut Grigorian with a borderline criminal sucker punch in the second round of their fight at something called Glory 42.Groenhart caught Grigorian with a brutal shot to the head while he had his back turned. The cheap shot knocked him silly and left him spilling blood on the canvas. For some reason, Groenhart wasn’t disqualified and was instead awarded the win.When Groenhart stood on the corner ropes and raised his arms in victory, some displeased fans of Grigorian immediately rushed the ring and began a relentless group assault. They were eventually separated, but not before laying the wood on Groenhart.This thing goes from normal to Lord of the Flies in about 5 seconds. It’s still baffling the there was no DQ for the suckerpunch. Still no excuse for these yuk yuks rushing the ring.last_img read more

New HP Envy 13 Gets Faster CPU Webcam Kill Switch

first_imgStarting Price$899.99$699.99$799.99$899.99 PortsUSB-C, 2 USB 3.1, microSD, headphone 2 USB 3.1, USB-C, headphoneUSB-C, 2 USB 3.1, HDMI, SD card, headphone USB-C, 3 USB 3.1, HDMI, Ethernet, DVD writer, microSD, headphone   17.3-inch, 1080p Display13.3-inch, 1080p13.3-inch, 1080p15.6-inch, 1080p  HP Envy 13HP Envy x360 13HP Envy x360 15HP Envy 17 Weight3.5 pounds2.9 pounds4.5 pounds6.4 pounds by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GameIf you’re over 40 – this game is a must!Vikings: Free Online GameUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoCNN International for ANAWhy Tennis Pundits Are Tipping This WomanCNN International for ANAUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndo247 SportsRanking The Highest-Paid NBA Players In 2019247 SportsUndoAdvertisement RAM8GBUp to 16GB8GB12GBcenter_img Storage256GBUp to 1TB SSD256GB, 512GB SSD512GB SSD GraphicsIntel UHD 620Radeon Vega 10Intel UHD 620AMD Radeon Vega 10Nvidia GeForce MX250 HP today (March 19) revealed a new lineup of Envy laptops, consisting of 13-, 15- and 17-inch models, along with their convertible x360 counterparts. Priced at less than $1,000, HP’s mainstream machines offer premium features in an all-metal chassis at a relatively low cost.  It’s no wonder the Envy series is popular among students who need a durable, powerful machine but don’t have the cash to spend on a Spectre or other pricier alternatives, like the Dell XPS 13 and Microsoft Surface Laptop 2. This year’s models are shaping up to be the best yet since HP trickled down features from its excellent Spectre notebooks to the new Envy machines. To that end, these beefed-up Envys now offer a fingerprint reader, a webcam kill switch and deluxe software, like HP’s Command Center.MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/hp-envy-2019-specs-price?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0003:4603:46  Let’s take a look at each model so you can decide which one is right for you. Pricing and SpecsThe HP Envy 13 and Envy x360 13 will be available in April on HP.com with starting prices of $899 and $699, respectively. The 15-inch model, the Envy x360 15, will be available on HP.com in April and in Best Buy in May. An Intel model will start at $869 while an AMD-powered version will cost a bit less, at $799. The HP Envy 17 will be available for $899 in April on HP.com and at Best Buy in May. HP Envy 13The most portable of the new releases, the Envy 13 is the successor to one of our favorite 13-inch machines and our current top pick for the best laptop for students. The new Envy 13 takes that solid foundation and adds several neat security features that weren’t in the previous model, like a privacy camera kill switch and a fingerprint reader. HP deserves props for bringing the kill switch, a brand new feature that worked as advertised on the new Spectre x360, to these less expensive models.The Envy 13 also has an updated Intel Core i7-8565U CPU, which should provide a nice performance boost compared to the older i7-8550U processor. Like last year’s model, HP will sell the Envy 13 with 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. Graphics are limited to a UHD Graphics 620 GPU.HP made few changes to the Envy 13’s design this year, but that’s certainly not a bad thing. The Envy 13 has a slim aluminum chassis with a unique inclined lip that elevates the keyboard. On the inside is a silver aluminum deck with silver backlit keys and an attractive speaker grill. HP touts the Envy 13’s slim display bezels, but they’re not quite as slim as those on competing laptops, like the Asus ZenBook 13 UX333FA.With quad speakers tuned by Bang & Olufsen, the Envy 13 should pump out some sweet audio. Last year’s model impressed us with its nearly 10 hours of battery life, the new model is rated at 19 hours, a promised 41 percent improvement over the previous version. You should take that figure with a grain of salt, but we’d be happy if it lasted for half that time.At 12.9 x 8.9 x 0.7 inches and 3.5 pounds, the Envy 13 is thicker and heavier than most modern 13-inch laptops.MORE: Best HP Laptops – Top Rated Laptops – Laptop MagHP Envy x360 13No surprises here: the Envy x360 13 is the convertible version of the Envy 13, which means you can convert it into a tablet or flip it into tent mode by rotating the hinge. This additional versatility is great for artists who prefer to create with a stylus or students who need flexibility when taking notes.Another big difference between the clamshell and convertible models is that the Envy x360 13 is powered by 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen processors (up to Ryzen 7), and the laptop supposedly offers up to 14.5 hours of battery life. Other specs include up to 1TB of SSD storage and up to 16GB of RAM. The Envy x360 13 will also flaunt two USB 3.1 Type-A ports along with a USB-C input and a headphone jack. The Envy x360 13 is just 0.6 inches thick and weighs just 2.9 pounds.HP Envy x360 15If you want a convertible laptop but need a larger canvas to work on, the Envy x360 15 might be a better option. Like the Envy 13, the Envy x360 15 has an all-metal chassis outfitted with a webcam kill switch and a fingerprint reader.HP sells the Envy x360 15 in a number of configurations. An Intel-powered version comes with either Core i5 or Core i7 CPUs and 8GB of RAM. The base model has a 256GB SSD while the higher-end model is outfitted with 512GB of storage. It’s nice to see the Envy x360 15 offered with AMD processors. The base AMD version comes with a Ryzen 5 3500U CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD, while a premium config comes with a Ryzen 7 3700U CPU.No matter which configuration you choose, the Envy x360 15 will sport a 15.6-inch, 1080p display, quad speakers tuned by Bang & Olufsen and a backlit keyboard with a numeric keypad.Battery life is estimated at 13 hours of mixed usage or around 12 hours of video playback. We’ll get a better idea of real-world runtimes once we receive a review unit.Laptops with displays larger than 13-inch can get pretty unwieldy in tablet mode, but that shouldn’t be an issue with the slim, 0.7-inch Envy x360 15. However, at 4.5 pounds, you won’t want to carry this HP machine around for too long.HP Envy 17Is 15-inches still too small? Fear not, HP also offers the Envy 17, which sports a 17.3-inch, 1080p touch screen. That model is only available in a traditional clamshell configuration, not as a convertible. The Envy 17 shares a number of features with its smaller siblings, including an aluminum chassis, an angled keyboard, a webcam kill switch and a fingerprint reader.However, the Envy 17 is the only laptop in this lineup to offer discrete GeForce MX250 graphics for those who need a bit more oomph to play games or run video-editing software. The Envy 17 also comes with 12GB of RAM to go along with its Intel Core i7-8565U CPU and 512GB SSD.With a runtime of 6 hours and 45 minutes when streaming over Wi-Fi, the Envy 17 won’t last as long on a charge compared with the more compact Envy laptops. And, as expected, the Envy 17 is considerably heavier than the rest of the lineup, weighing in at a hefty 6.4 pounds. Nevertheless, the Envy 17 sports an attractive silver aluminum chassis and a full-sized backlit keyboard with a numpad.  HP Envy 13t Review: Top-Notch Keyboard, Long Battery LifeHP Spectre x360 (15-inch,) – Full Review HP Spectre x360 (13-inch,) – Full Review Size12.9 x 8.9 x 0.7 inches12 x 8.3 x 0.6 inches14.1 x 9.7 x 0.7 inches15.9 x 10.5 x 1.9 inches CPUIntel Core i7-8565U Up to AMD Ryzen 7Up to Intel Core i7-8565UUp to AMD Ryzen 7 3700UIntel Core i7-8565Ulast_img read more

New Technology Supports CT as Prime Cardiac Imaging Modality

first_imgVideo Player is loading.GE Cardiographe cardiac CT scanner at SCCT19Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:38Loaded: 26.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:38 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 | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more 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.Arthur Agatston explains the history of CT calcium scoring 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. 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Video Player is loading.Mark Ibrahim explains what EPs need from CT imagingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 5:23Loaded: 3.08%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -5:23 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 | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., F read more News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more Spectral CT ImagingThere has been a renewed interest in the development of  spectral CT over the past couple years. Spectral imaging allows viewing of the same anatomy at two different kV energies. Different anatomical features are enhanced and easier to see at different energy levels. Additionally, spectral software can highlight or eliminate specific chemical compounds based on their atomic number, including iodine and calcium. This allows differentiation between calcified coronary lesions and iodine contrast in the blood vessel, or enables reconstruction of contrast and non-contrast images from a single contrast scan.In the past, this meant using a dual-source CT scanner to image a patient at two different energy levels. Today, Philips, GE and Siemens have introduced new, single-source CT scanners that enable dual-energy imaging in a single scan. This is accomplished though dual-layer detectors with elements that absorb different energy levels and fast kV switching on the X-ray tube during scanning. The newest version of Siemens’ Somatom Definition Edge CT acquires dual-energy images using a single-source X-ray tube that emits two energy spectra simultaneously.In September, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted 510(k) for Philips’ Spectral Diagnostic Suite (SpDS), which offers a set of advanced visualization and analysis tools designed for the IQon Spectral CT technology. It allows clinicians to utilize the spectral information on-demand, without the added complexity of special modes or workstations that disrupt user workflow. Additionally, because there is no need to bring the patient back for additional imaging, on-demand spectral analysis of a particular region allows the physician to further analyze incidental findings.   The package includes spectral enhanced comprehensive cardiac analysis and spectral enhanced advanced vessel analysis.  Philips spectral CT showing several views of a single cardiac exam at different kV energy levels.  Feature | Computed Tomography (CT) | November 16, 2015 | Dave Fornell New Technology Supports CT as Prime Cardiac Imaging Modality Advances in cardiac CT include FFR-CT, perfusion and spectral imaging FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Video Player is loading.Pierre Qian explains radiotherapy to ablate VTPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:34Loaded: 2.19%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:34 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. News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Videos | Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, read more Developing CAD-RADS Measures For Cardiac CTThe American College of Radiology (ACR) has developed several standardized reporting and data system (RADS) measurements of various disease states and trauma assessments, including Lung-RADS for lung cancer, BI-RADS for breast assessments and HI-RADS for head injuries. SCCT is working with ACC and ACR to develop a CAD-RADS risk score system for coronary artery disease assessments via CCTA. Cury said this will be a major effort for CCTA to bring it in line with the movement toward valve based imaging.  The system will have scoring levels 1-5 and each level reported will link to a set a patient management recommendations. VIDEO – The Introduction of CAD-RADS News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more Noninvasive CT-FFR AssessmentsIn November 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) FFR-CT software to noninvasively, virtually assess the blood flow through plaque narrowings of coronary vessels to see if the lesions have any hemodynamic significance. This may eliminate the need to perform invasive FFR readings in the cath lab, since the FFR-CT has a close correlation with the catheter-based technology. Catheter FFR is currently the gold standard for assessing the functional significance of lesions and to justify the need for stents. Many luminaries at SCCT and  TCT see FFR-CT as a potential paradigm shift in how chest pain and cardiac patients will be assessed in the future.  This technology was the primary headliner for sessions at SCCT 2015, and the subject of numerous packed sessions. A handful of U.S. centers are now implementing FFR-CT,  and several studies are underway to further validate its comparison with invasive FFR and its cost-effectiveness. “Up to half of all diagnostic heart catheterizations in the United States reveal no significant coronary artery disease,” said Gil Raff, M.D., director of cardiac MRI and CT at Beaumont Hospital — Royal Oak, Mich., one of the centers to adopt FFR-CT. “FFR-CT gives us the individual patient information we need without having to perform an invasive procedure. This means we are able to reduce costs, along with the risk of radiation exposure and possible patient complications.” HeartFlow’s FFR-CT is a Web-based, computation fluid dynamics software that analyzes existing CCTA images to provide physicians with detailed data about blood flow within the coronary arteries. It uses a standard noninvasive coronary CT angiography scan, uploaded to the cloud, and combines it with proprietary computer algorithms to create a three-dimensional model of the patient’s coronary arteries that can determine whether any given plaque requires cardiac catheterization.   Results from the PLATFORM study showed FFR-CT may reduce costs in selected symptomatic patients with suspected coronary artery disease. The cost and quality of life outcomes data were reported at the 2015  TCT meeting. In the 584 patients, 74 percent had atypical angina, and the pre-test probability of coronary disease was 49 percent. In the planned invasive stratum, mean costs were 32 percent lower among the FFR-CT patients than among the usual care patients who typically underwent invasive coronary angiography ($7,343 vs. $10,734, p<0.0001). In the noninvasive stratum, mean costs were not significantly different between the FFR-CT patients and the usual care patients who underwent traditional noninvasive risk stratification ($2,679 vs. $2,137).In a sensitivity analysis, when the cost weight of FFR-CT was set to seven times that of CTA, the FFR-CT group still had lower costs than in the usual care group in the invasive testing stratum ($8,619 vs. $10,734). In the noninvasive testing stratum, when the cost weight of FFR-CT was set to half that of CTA, the FFR-CT group had higher costs than the usual care group ($2,766vs. $2,137).“These results suggest that use of FFR-CT might reduce overall costs and improve patient quality of life,” said lead researcher Mark Andrew Hlatky, M.D. He is professor of health research and policy and of medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine in California. “Larger, randomized studies are warranted to compare the clinical effectiveness of management strategies based on use of FFR-CT with management strategies based on using other methods of anatomic or functional evaluation.” PreviousNext The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more Related Content Philips spectral CT showing several views of a single cardiac exam at different kV energy levels. Computed tomography has seen rapid growth in all segments of medicine over the past two decades, and recent advances may further expand use of cardiac computed tomography angiography (CCTA). Advocates for cardiac CT speaking at the 2015 meetings of the American College of Cardiology (ACC), Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) and Transcatheter Cardiovascular  Therapeutics (TCT) laid out the latest technological advancements and outlined new clinical trial data that may help CT become a first-line, one-stop-shop cardiac imaging modality in the near future. Advances in CCTA include perfusion imaging, spectral imaging, noninvasive fractional flow reserve CT (FFR-CT) and new technologies that have greatly lowered cardiac CT radiation dose levels, said James Min, M.D., professor of radiology and medicine and director of the Dalio Institute of Cardiovascular Medicine, Weill Cornell, New York Presbyterian Hospital. Min said the goal of any diagnostic system that evaluates coronary disease should be anatomic assessment, the ability to offer an accurate prognosis, identify specific culprit lesions causing ischemia and aid in plans for revascularization. Today, he said CTA offers all of these tools in one test and may be more cost-effective than the current standard of care involving numerous diagnostic exams, overnight stays and diagnostic catheter angiographic assessments. VIDEO - Implementation and the Science Behind FFR-CTVIDEO - The Status FFR-CT Adoption in the United States Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate... read more The Rise of CT Perfusion ImagingThere is mounting clinical evidence from numerous trials showing CT perfusion imaging can accurately assess functional blood flow in the heart without the need for a nuclear exam, stress testing or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). CT system vendors and third party advanced visualization vendors TeraRecon and Vital Images have all released perfusion assessment software, which present various maps of iodine contrast in the blood as it flows through the myocardium. The technology may reduce or eliminate the need for nuclear myocardial perfusion exams, which are currently the gold standard for perfusion assessment. “Stress myocardial CT perfusion imaging has been rapidly validated and I think we have come a long way in just five years of trials,” said SCCT President Ricardo Cury, M.D., FAHA, FSCCT, FACC, chairman of radiology, director of cardiac imaging, Baptist Health of South Florida, Miami.  Related content on CT Perfusion imaging:Watch a VIDEO on CT perfusion advances from SCCT 2015 Advances in CT Perfusion ImagingNew Technology Supports CT as Prime Cardiac Imaging ModalityPROMISE Trial Shows CT is as Effective as Stress Tests and SPECT to Assess Chest Painlast_img read more

Topdeck reveals new website booking system

first_imgSource = ETB News: NJ Topdeck Travel has launched a refreshed website and developed a new online reservations system. “This trade focused part of our site has been developed in consultation with a range of users, and promises to deliver the increased functionality and additional agent resources that will make booking a Topdeck trip quick and easy,” Topdeck Travel general manager Sarah Clark said. The youth travel operator’s new booking system features an ‘Agents Resources’ section, allowing travel agents to access the latest offers, online information and the ability to request brochures. Agents can access the new reservations system using their previous Topdeck login details.  The youth travel operatorrefreshes its online offering. “Technology is ever changing and we are already mapping out future developments in the online space,” Ms Clark said. The new website has been given a complete overhaul and features enhanced navigation abilities. Further functionality enhancements to suit both travel agents and Topdeck customers will continually be added and announced in the near future.last_img read more

Sundays game between the Arizona Cardinals and Ph

first_imgSunday’s game between the Arizona Cardinals andPhiladelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field will markthe first time the two teams have met since the NFCChampionship Game following the 2008 season.It will also be the first time Cardinals’ quarterbackKevin Kolb and Eagles’ defensive back Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie will line up against their former teams afterbeing traded for each other back in July. Although it’sdoubtful Kolb will get a chance to play in front of thefans that once cheered (and booed) him as he is stillrecovering from a turf toe injury suffered againstBaltimore. D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Rodgers-Cromartie is the Eagles’ nickel back and ranks10th on the squad in total tackles. He doesn’t have aninterception and has broken up 4 passes this season.Things haven’t been much rosier in Phoenix for Kolb,considering that he has the added pressure of a shiny, new$63 million contract the Cardinals gave him following thetrade.Kolb ranks tied for 23rd in passer rating and theCardinals are 2-6 at the midway point of the season. Onlyone of those wins came with Kolb at quarterback.His footwork, pocket presence and accuracy have all beencalled into question. And now he’s hurt and spent Sundaywatching his teammates pull out an improbable win over theSt. Louis Rams. And you know what that means? It means the concoction ofa quarterback controversy by fans, some who believe thatbackup John Skelton provides the Cardinals a better chanceto win and others that believe the team should “Suck forLuck” and tank games to have a chance to draft Stanfordquarterbacking phenom Andrew Luck.Doesn’t it seem like just yesterday that the Cardinalsthought Kolb’s presence in the offense would elevate themback to the top of the NFC West? Top Stories Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaycenter_img And it wasn’t too long ago that some were trumping theacquisition of DRC by “The Dream Team” enough to make itsound like no opposing team would complete a pass on theEagles set of corners.What a difference half of a season makes.Any way you slice it, the big trade between the Cardinalsand Eagles has been a wash, and I don’t mean that in agood way.Then again, the Eagles did finagle a 2nd-round pick out ofArizona too, so…slight advantage Philadelphia. Both teams have played half of their schedule, and it’sfair to say that the trade hasn’t benefited one team morethan the other.In fact, Kolb and Rodgers-Cromartie are among the biggesttargets for criticism in their respective cities. Don’tbelieve me?CSNPhilly.compinpoints three plays in the Eagles’ 30-24 loss to theBears on Monday that were pivotal to the outcome andpinned to Rodgers-Cromartie. And the commenters on such websites aren’t exactly holdingtheir tongues, either.Rodgers-Cromartie is softer than Asante out there. Somany plays where he hesistates to wrap up and tackle. –Cheese Steaks87The Cards were rolling over with laughter when theBirds took this bum off their hands. What a waste. Soft ascharmin and dumber than a box of freaking rocks. –sam.bI think we could have switched Kolb to DB and gottenthe same results we’ve gotten from this guy. Runningaround out there like he doen’t have a clue. –ozmundoMonday night’s game wasn’t the first time that notoriouslyharsh Philly fans have spewed venom toward DRC. Followinga loss to Buffalo, Rodgers-Cromartie admitted that hiseffort wasn’t up to par following a slant pass on which hemoved away from tackling a receiver. The insultfloodgates opened after that display as well. Comments   Share   What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinkelast_img read more