Overseas Shipholding Sees Loss in Final Quarter of 2018

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy of Shaah Shahidh on Unsplash Florida-based tanker shipping company Overseas Shipholding Group ended the fourth quarter of 2018 in loss.The company delivered a net loss of USD 5.2 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2018, compared with net income of USD 53.6 million for the fourth quarter 2017.Net income for the full year 2018 was USD 13.5 million, down from USD 56 million reported in 2017.Shipping revenues for the fourth quarter and full year 2018 were USD 89.2 million and USD 366.2 million, down 4% and 6%, respectively, compared with the same periods in 2017.Time charter equivalent (TCE) revenues for the quarter and full year were USD 79.9 million and USD 326.7 million, down 4% and 10%, respectively, from a year earlier.“During 2018, we took steps to reduce debt, gain cost efficiencies, and retain capacity available to capture value from an improving rate environment, positioning the company well to benefit from the inherent operating leverage of its business model,” Sam Norton, President and CEO, said.“We are as convinced as ever that improving fundamentals will support a continuing recovery, and we expect to benefit from that recovery as our fleet of conventional tankers is re-chartered beginning in late 2019.”last_img read more

New Provincial Hospice Policy Framework

first_imgA new provincial policy framework will support future options for hospice care. This means the Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton County will be able to begin negotiations with the province to establish one. “We want to help make a home-like environment possible for more people at the end of their lives. A hospice provides an option for those who can’t die at home,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “We appreciate there are other communities that wish to explore their options. This framework will help them do that.” A hospice offers a homelike setting for people with a terminal illness who are unable to spend their last months or weeks at home. For example, families could cook meals together in a hospice, spouses could stay overnight and pets could visit. “A hospice residence in Cape Breton is important to our community and we are encouraged by this government’s commitment to hospice across the province,” said Patricia Jackson, co-chair, Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton County. “We look forward to beginning negotiations to make hospice a reality in Cape Breton.” There are two hospices now approved for construction in the province. Hospice Halifax plans to open a 10-bed facility in December 2017. Valley Hospice Foundation plans to begin construction this year on a facility, with up to 10 beds and an expected opening in 2019. Palliative care support is also offered in homes across the province, by palliative care teams and paramedics working with other health-care providers.last_img read more

24 seats of JK Assembly vacant as they fall in PoK MoS

first_imgNew Delhi: Twenty-four seats of the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly are vacant as they fall under Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and will not be taken into account for reckoning the total strength of the House, Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy said on Tuesday. According to section 47 of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir, the Legislative Assembly comprises of 111 members chosen by direct election from territorial constituencies in the state, he said. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ “However, as per section 48 of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir, until the area of the state under the occupation of Pakistan ceases to be so occupied and the people residing in that area elect their representatives, 24 seats in the Legislative Assembly shall remain vacant and shall not be taken into account for reckoning the total membership of the Assembly,” Reddy said in the Lok Sabha, replying to a written question. The minister said Article 170 of the Constitution of India, which deals with delimitation of constituencies for state legislative assemblies, has not been extended to Jammu and Kashmir. “Delimitation of Legislative Assembly Constituencies in the State of Jammu and Kashmir is carried out under sections 47 and 141 of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir,” he said. The current strength of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly is 87.last_img read more

Montana First Nation hosts job fair to get people into the oil

first_imgChris StewartAPTN NewsThe Montana First Nation hosted a job fair for people in the community in the hopes of getting people jobs in various industries.More than a dozen companies, mostly in the oil and gas sector, and agriculture came looking for workers – good ones.Adam Hodge from Hodge vegetation was one of them looking for labourers.“This is very exciting to showcase our company to the members of the Nation. To hopefully have a pipeline where we can provide jobs and have good employees and assets in our company as well,” he said.Chief Leonard Standing on the Road says the people in Montana would be a good fit.“We have a lot of graduates now that are pondering what kind of career they want to get into,” said Standing on the Road. “And this is an example of what they can get into.“So it’s a really exciting time for this community.”Vickie Wetchie is the executive director of the Akamihk Development Society for Montana.She said there are many different trades here looking for workers.“We have a lot of environmental companies… it’s not just all pipeline. It’s other industries that are related to, or do other services that can be used with first nations and other communities,” she said.The people APTN News spoke with are hoping to work in oil and gas.“Actually, I’m looking into oil and gas because it’s a booming business and it’s not going anywhere soon,” said David Rabbit.“It’s probably going to be around as long as they can.”“I can see myself getting into welding or the pipefitting,” said attendee Peggy Cowston. “I have a bit of experience and education background in that.“Labourer, that’s easy for me, so I can do that.”The Montana First Nation sits abut 90 kilometres south of Edmonton.It’s the smallest First Nation that makes up the four Nations of Hobbema.cstewart@aptn.ca@aptnchrislast_img read more

AAP launches mega campaign for Lok Sabha elections 2019

first_imgNEW DELHI: The ruling AAP in Delhi launched its mega campaign for Lok Sabha polls, with full statehood as its central theme, staging a protest near BJP headquarters here over the issue on Sunday. The Lok Sabha election will decide the fate of the country and also of Delhi, which was badly hurt during the “dictatorship” of the BJP-led dispensation at the Centre, said AAP convener Gopal Rai.AAP volunteers and its frontal organisations protested near BJP headquarters on the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Marg, demanding the party to clear its stand on full statehood to Delhi. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsAAP will stage a similar protest outside Congress headquarters on Akbar Road on the issue on Monday. Rai said the people of Delhi were eagerly awaiting the announcement of the Lok Sabha election dates, and added it will give them relief from the “autocracy” of the Modi government and its policies. “Full statehood is the only way to end the autocracy of the Centre. It is central theme of AAP’s mega election campaign because we feel it is the only way to speed up development work in Delhi,” he said at a press conference. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe party has designed a three-tier campaign in the first phase of which 1,000 teams will go door to door, covering seven Lok Sabha constituencies divided into 560 zones, and distribute the Delhi chief minister’s letter to people on full statehood. Besides, 20 ‘Mini Prachar Rath’ in each constituency will tour localities screening CM Arvind Kejriwal’s speeches on LED screens, playing the party’s election song written and sung by North East Delhi candidate Dilip Pandey. In the second phase, all AAP legislators will hold extensive campaigning in their constituencies. They will together hold around 1,500 street meetings. Apart from this, the party is also preparing extensive campaigning through rallies by Kejriwal. In the third phase of campaigning, AAP will field “star campaigners” in rallies and street meetings, Rai said. The AAP will also force Congress and BJP to clear their stand on full statehood by holding regular ‘gherao’ of leaders and offices of the two parties, he added.last_img read more

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the

by The Canadian Press Posted Mar 6, 2016 8:00 am MDT Last Updated Mar 6, 2016 at 9:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week TORONTO – Five things to watch this week in Canadian business:Mining Meeting: The four-day PDAC Mining and Investment Conference, held annually in Toronto, begins on Monday. This year’s event is expected to feature more than 1,000 exhibitors and 23,000 attendees from upwards of 100 countries.Women’s Day: Victor Dodig, CEO of CIBC, participates in a discussion Tuesday in Toronto about women in business at the Rotman School of Management’s International Women’s Day event.Bank of Canada Interest Rate Announcement: The central bank is scheduled to make its next interest rate announcement Wednesday. “Instead of a rate cut, look for an all-talk, no action dovish tilt from the Bank of Canada in its message,” says Avery Shenfeld, chief economist for CIBC World Markets. The rate is at 0.5 per cent.Mr. Trudeau Goes To Washington: Canada’s prime minister is in Washington, D.C., this week to meet with President Barack Obama for an official state visit, including a glitzy state dinner at the White House on Thursday night. It will be the first White House state dinner in 19 years for a Canadian leader, when Bill Clinton hosted Jean Chretien in 1997.Jobs: On Friday, Statistics Canada will release its eagerly anticipated labour force survey for February. At last check in January, the bite of the oil-price shock had sunk its teeth deeper into the job markets of Canada’s oil-producing provinces, with Alberta posting its worst unemployment rate in a decade. read more

Rare Un hybride entre un âne et un zèbre vient de naitre

first_imgRare : Un hybride entre un âne et un zèbre vient de naitre en HongrieMonsieur Âne et Madame Zèbre ont la joie de vous annoncer la naissance de Zébrâne le samedi 11 août 2018 au Cirque national hongrois. Cet animal hybride et rare a vu le jour à Balatonlelle, une ville touristique située au sud du lac Balaton. Toutes nos félicitations aux heureux parents de ce bébé, issu du croisement entre deux espèces. Une information mignonne et étonnante a été annoncée ce matin, le 14 août, sur BFMTV : la naissance d’un petit zébrâne, fruit des amours entre Lévinth, un âne et Kenya, une zébrelle. Une nouvelle qui nous fera peut-être oublier l’escroquerie d’un zoo égyptien, en juillet dernier, qui avait voulu faire passer, en le peinturlurant de rayures, un âne pour un zèbre !  Un phénomène plutôt rare en captivité Il paraît que « L’amour ne connaît ni lois, ni frontières, ni âge, ni couleur ». C’est en tout cas ce que viennent de nous prouver deux habitants à quatre pattes du Cirque national hongrois en mettant au monde un zébrâne, une espèce hybride plutôt exceptionnelle en captivité. Le dernier âne-zèbre à avoir vu le jour et en n’étant pas en liberté, remonte à il y a 5 ans. Ippo est né dans une réserve animalière  de Florence, en Italie, en 2013. Comme le précisait à l’époque Serena Aglietti, la propriétaire des lieux, cette naissance était d’autant plus rare que le petit n’était pas issu d’une manipulation scientifique (contrairement à beaucoup d’autres cas de zébrânes) mais d’un acte de reproduction spontané. En effet, son père, un zèbre, avait réussi à escalader la barrière qui le séparait d’une ânesse, objet de son désir ! Pour l’instant, on ne sait pas encore si celui né en Hongrie est le résultat d’un accouplement naturel ou d’un « mariage arrangé ». Zébrâne, ligres… Pourquoi ces hybrides ? À lire aussiLe chat de Pallas, un félin sauvage aussi irrésistible que méconnuIl faut savoir qu’à l’état sauvage, plusieurs zébrânes ont déjà été observés. Notamment en Afrique du sud où les deux espèces se côtoient dans la nature.  L’hybridation existe donc bel et bien à l’état naturel mais elle est souvent le résultat d’une intervention humaine ou parfois d’un faute de mieux ! Ainsi, en janvier 2017, un bébé ligre est né dans un zoo russe. Ce plus gros félin du monde estle résultat du croisement entre un lion et une tigresse. Erik Aïrapetian , le directeur de l’établissement explique cette naissance : « ils vivaient depuis longtemps l’un à côté de l’autre, ils se connaissaient bien. Et lorsque le temps du rut est venu pour la tigresse, il n’y avait pas d’autre solution pour elle », rapportait un article de Sud Ouest. Un lion géniteur par dépit ? Elle aurait pu faire un plus mauvais choix que le roi de la jungle…  Le 14 août 2018 à 16:06 • Marina Marcoutlast_img read more

Mario Balotelli criticized by teammate Dante

first_imgMario Balotelli has been criticised by his Nice teammate Dante, who said “it’s up to him to step up and take charge, not blame the team.”Earlier this evening, Nice went through another Ligue 1 defeat to Montpellier. Italy international Balo was featured in the starting XI following his shaking off an injury. However, his impact was very little.Dante told Canal+ via Football Italia that the time for excuses are over.“It’s up to him to step up and take charge in attack, to take on some responsibility,” said Dante.Mario BalotelliCorini tells Balotelli to “raise his game” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 According to the Brescia coach, Mario Balotelli “needs to raise his game if he wants to face Juventus” as his team is set to host Bologna.“He’s not in great shape physically, we know that, but it’s up to him to work and train to improve his fitness levels. At some point, he simply has to take control of the situation.“There’s no point blaming the team and saying we don’t get the best out of his qualities. No! There were times when the team didn’t play so well and I defended them, but we must always be self-critical and question ourselves at every turn to make sure we’re doing our best.”last_img read more

WILMINGTON REC REMINDERS Spots Still Available For California Trip In April

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a recent announcement from the Wilmington Recreation Department:California Field TripIf you haven’t booked your 2019 vacation yet – here’s a great opportunity to head to Southern California with Wilmington Recreation this April! We take care of all the details – once you’re registered you can sit back, relax and enjoy this wonderful tour! We’ll be staying in Santa Monica, San Diego and Palm Springs. We’ll follow the Hollywood Walk of Fame Tour, take a ride on the world’s largest rotating tram to see the breathtaking cliffs of Chino Canyon and the pristine wilderness of Mt. San Jacinto State Park, and tour Skyline Drive which travels into the lush and protected areas of Catalina Island. We’ve got lots of fun activities included, as well as some down time in Palm Springs so that you can enjoy some R & R on your vacation. Our package includes round trip airfare, motor coach transportation, airport transfers, 7 nights accommodations in centrally located hotels, 12 meals, admission fees, a Tour Director (who happens to be the President of the Tour Company!) taxes and gratuities (except Tour Driver).To register, or if you have any questions, please call the Wilmington Recreation Department at 978-658-4270.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWILMINGTON REC REMINDERS: Day Trip To New York City On October 19In “Community”WILMINGTON REC REMINDERS: Take An Ocean City Getaway This SpringIn “Community”WILMINGTON REC REMINDERS: Perfect 10-Day Trip For History Buffs Set For SeptemberIn “Community”last_img read more

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik thanks KCR for help

first_imgHyderabad: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik thanked his Telangana counterpart K Chandrashekar Rao for extending immediate help and assistance for restoration works in the aftermath of cyclone Fani that devastated the coastal State in May this year.last_img

InDepth Houstons Asylum Seekers Face Difficult Legal Paths Ahead

first_img Listen In June, Attorney General Jeff Sessions overruled an asylum case in a decision called Matter of A-B-. In the case, a Salvadoran woman sought asylum because she feared returning to El Salvador after years of domestic violence. When Sessions overruled the decision, he signaled to immigration courts that violence by a spouse, or gang member, no longer makes someone eligible for asylum, even if going back to their country is a death sentence. 00:00 /04:03 X Sharecenter_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Sessions’ decision is also limiting who gets to stay in the country to plead their case before a judge. According to a new policy memo issued last week, immigration officers are being asked not to let domestic or gang violence victims go on to plead their case before a judge. They’ll be removed from the country instead. As these developments reverberate within Houston’s immigration courts and offices, immigrants face an increasingly difficult path to asylum. That’s a path Hana knows well. At 47, Hana currently teaches part-time at Houston Community College. Her career in academia started in her home country of Libya, where she’s lived most of her life. She asked to use just her first name for privacy reasons. Hana used to teach organic chemistry at a university in the city of Derna. There she had three children with her husband.Hana reviews polynomials with her students at Houston Community College. (Photo: Elizabeth Trovall | Houston Public Media)Hana said in Libya a husband has near total control of his wife’s public and private life. She said marriage there was a “slavery contract”.“The husband has the right to kill you,” said Hana, “By the law, no. By the traditions, yes. He can claim anything. He can find any reason.” But Hana’s life changed when she won a scholarship from the Libyan government to pursue her masters in chemistry at the University of Houston. It would mean her whole family would have to move to Texas.Her husband eventually agreed, Hana said. So, Hana and her family moved to Houston. She was months into her studies when she said her husband changed his mind and ordered her and the kids back to Libya. Hana faced a tough decision. “I decided I’m done,” Hana said, “Enslaved women will raise enslaved children. Free woman will raise free children and ladies.” She stayed in Houston with her children. Then, she said her husband cut her scholarship and health insurance. With three kids to care for, Hana had to end her studies. Hana lost her visa. She said she had no idea what she was going to do, until a friend gave her some advice to seek asylum. It took a team of pro bono lawyers, a tall stack of documents and years of anxiously waiting, but, eventually, an immigration officer weighed the evidence and granted her asylum in 2015.Though Hana’s is a happy ending, her story isn’t the status quo. Between 2012 and 2017, judges in Houston denied 87% of asylum petitions.Outside detained courts at the ICE Houston Service Processing Center. (Photo: Elizabeth Trovall | Houston Public Media)“These are very, very work-intensive, time-intensive, effort-intensive cases,” said Geoffrey Hoffman, Director of the Immigration Clinic at the University of Houston Law Center. “They’re hard to win, but at the same time, they are very satisfying,” said Hoffman.  He said while the burden of proof has always been high for asylum cases, Matter of A-B-, the decision by Sessions, makes it even higher. “It shifts the legal landscape with regards to every single asylum adjudication related to private actors,” said Hoffman.“What that means is any case when the persecutor is a gang member, domestic abuser, family member, tribesman, militia, etcetera… if they’re not a direct government employee, it could have very profound effects on the adjudication of your case,” he said. Anne Chandler, Director of the Tahirih Justice Center in Houston, said her organization, which offers legal services to women and children seeking asylum, will have to make changes. “Every one of our briefs will be amended as one agency tries to redraft asylum,” said Chandler. And, according to a memo released in July, now Session’s decision is being applied in credible fear interviews, the first step in the asylum process.Immigration attorney Andrea Guttin said this move chips away at a migrant’s right to a hearing before a judge. “I fear a lot of people will be denied that could have won an asylum hearing,” said Guttin. Retired immigration judge William Zimmer also weighed in on the decision by Sessions. He said he does think Matter of A-B- will make winning asylum more difficult for victims of domestic and gang violence. “They might not qualify for asylum even if they might be killed under the standard,” said Zimmer.“That’s just the way it is,” he said. Zimmer said asylum is more to protect someone from persecution, not domestic violence, so it’s up to lawmakers to create new protections if they want to help the thousands of migrants seeking a safer life in the United States. last_img read more

Howard Universitys Gospel Choir to Perform at DC Wharfs Kickoff Celebration

first_imgAs part of the kickoff celebration for the new District Wharf, located in Southwest D.C., the Howard University Gospel Choir is set to headline a concert at District Pier on Oct. 15.The new District Wharf, located in Southwest D.C.The Wharf’s celebration officially began on Oct. 12, with free events that included performances by District gems such as the Children’s Chorus of Washington, Culture Shock D.C. Dancers, The U.S. Army Band, and the Eastern High School Second Line Band among others. According to the Wharf’s website, it initially began as a fish market in 1805. The redesign of the Wharf to include restaurants, retailers, residences, and businesses is being dubbed as D.C.’s biggest development to date. The redesign of the Wharf includes 14 buildings that are linked by 10 acres of public space and parks, according to the website. The Wharf also includes restoring a 200-year-old fish market and creating 1,400 waterfront residences, a 127-year-old yacht club, three unique hotels, a 6,000-person-capacity concert hall and conference center, and four public piers, which are linked by a waterside promenade with more than 75 restaurants. The first phase of the project costs about $2.5 billion. Even though the Wharf has opened to the public, further development is expected. According to the website, a second phase is scheduled to begin in mid-2018 with an anticipated completion in 2022. The second phase will add an additional half mile (1.15 million square feet) of office, residential, marina, and retail space along with parks and public spaces that will extend to Fort Lesley J. McNair, an U.S. Army base. View live video of Howard’s choir at the kickoff celebration on the AFRO’s Facebook page.last_img read more

India celebrates end of gay sex ban

first_imgGot a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . GAYSTARNEWS- eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) BREAKING: India rules to end gay sex banIndia Supreme Court sets July deadline in battle to legalize gay sexIndia : Homosexual acts are a crime – also in tourismRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/india-celebrates-end-of-gay-sex-ban/ Five Supreme Court judges ruled Section 377 of the Penal Code was unconstitutional. They also said it violated the right to privacy.India has a population of 1.3 billion and and estimated LGBTI population of 78 million. This was, therefore, the biggest decriminalization verdict in history.‘We have to vanquish prejudice, embrace inclusion, and ensure equal rights,’ said Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra in his judgment.Joy across the subcontinent‘I’m beyond happy to hear this judgement’, said Aruna Desai of the Sweekar rainbow parents group. ‘LGBTQIA individuals are no longer criminals before law’.Akhilesh Godi, a data scientist and petitioner of the case, also said he was ‘extremely elated’. ‘This is a big win for human rights jurisprudence in India’ he told Gay Star News from Bengaluru.‘This is EPIC!! I am so thankful to the Supreme Court for his historic judgement’ said filmmaker Sridhar Rangayan added. ‘So thankful to all the allies who have stood with us over the years lending us support and giving a voice to our struggle’.India’s gay prince Manvendra Singh Gohil said the decision was ‘a moment of celebration and freedom for LGBTI in India’. ‘We had our freedom taken away in 1861, but with today’s ruling our human rights will be restored,’ he told Gay Star News.It meant ‘truth always prevails and truth always wins,’ he said.Similarly, Bollywood star and television personality Karan Johar said ‘the country gets its oxygen back’.Historical judgment!!!! So proud today! Decriminalising homosexuality and abolishing #Section377 is a huge thumbs up for humanity and equal rights! The country gets its oxygen back! pic.twitter.com/ZOXwKmKDp5— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) September 6, 2018 Dancing in the streetsThis was the scene in commercial hub, Mumbai, as news of the court’s decision broke:#WATCH People in Mumbai celebrate after Supreme Court decriminalises #Section377 and legalises homosexuality pic.twitter.com/ztI67QwfsT— ANI (@ANI) September 6, 2018In the southern city of Bengaluru, LGBTI Indians took to the streets to celebrate:What a historic day for the country! #Section377 pic.twitter.com/Xx8C13wEap— Anna Isaac (@anna_isaac) September 6, 2018Delhi’s Lalit hotel also put on a dance show to mark Thursday’s win. The hotel’s executive director, Keshav Suri, is a well-known LGBTI advocate.#WATCH Celebrations at Delhi’s The Lalit hotel after Supreme Court legalises homosexuality. Keshav Suri, the executive director of Lalit Group of hotels is a prominent LGBT activist. pic.twitter.com/yCa04FexFE— ANI (@ANI) September 6, 2018In a different move, LGBTI community members in the eastern city of Chennai celebrated the news by giving out chocolates:The LGBT Community in Chennai distributed chocolates to celebrate freedom from #377 #Section377 pic.twitter.com/ZuaTYzKWjs— Tanushree Roy (@tanushree_roy21) September 6, 2018 India’s LGBTI community on Thursday (5 September) celebrated a Supreme Court decision to scrap a colonial-era law banning gay sex. LGBTI Indians and allies celebrate the end of Section 377 in Bengaluru. (Photo: Anna Isaac via Twitter) Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…last_img read more

Novarad Provides CR Upgrade Option With ChameleonDR Digital Radiography Solution

first_img Videos | Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Assist in Pediatric Imaging Sudhen Desai, M.D., FSIR, read more News | Digital Radiography (DR) | June 28, 2019 Springfield Clinic Deploys 17 Carestream Digital X-ray Systems Springfield Clinic implemented 14 Carestream DRX-Evolu read more News | Radiation Dose Management | July 18, 2019 Low Doses of Radiation Promote Cancer-capable Cells Low doses of radiation equivalent to three computed tomography (CT) scans, which are considered safe, give cancer-… read more Videos | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medica read more News | Radiology Business | June 26, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare and the Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub Partner to Drive Innovation in Healthcare Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc. read more Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Walkaround AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:25Loaded: 11.42%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:25 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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October 26, 2016 — Utah-based healthcare technology company Novarad exhibited its ChameleonDR digital radiography solution at the 2016 annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA 2016), Nov. 27-Dec. 3 in Chicago.The ChameleonDR solution is made up of a software component and a DR plate. It is equipped with Novarad’s proprietary A3 image post-processing technology, an advanced, automated and adaptive approach that enables sharper image quality. Other features of the solution include sharp images up to 300 percent reduced exposure while providing HD-quality image resolution (15MP), 100 µm pixel pitch, auto-detected interchangeable cassettes, a pre-populated database of X-ray procedures, on-board memory for image storage and an optional rugged laptop for ultimate portability. The lightweight cassette fits a conventional table or wall Bucky.According to Novarad, the wireless solution was created to be an easy upgrade over traditional computed radiography (CR), DR or even film without having to disrupt X-ray components already in place.The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 includes payment reductions intended to incentivize the transition from traditional X-ray to digital radiography. Beginning in January, the act incurred a reduction in Medicare fee-for-service payment for certain X-ray services provided using film, and in 2018 will cause a reduction in the Medicare fee-for-service payment for X-ray services using CR equipment.For more information: www.novarad.net FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 23, 2019 Konica Minolta and Shimadzu to Co-market Dynamic Digital Radiography in the U.S. Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. along with Shimadzu Medical Systems USA announced a collaborative agreement to… read more center_img Advances in long-length digital radiography are creating opportunities for visualization during spinal surgery, as well as pre- and post-operatively. Image courtesy of Fujifilm Medical Systems Related Content Video Player is loading.Sudhen Desai explains how deep learning might assist pediatric imagingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 8:21Loaded: 1.95%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -8:21 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Nigeria Pilot of crashed plane ignored warnings

first_img 5 treatments for adult scoliosis Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) – A preliminary investigation into a plane crash that killed at least 13 people in Nigeria indicated Friday that the crew were concerned about the aircraft even before departure and that the captain took off despite continuous automated voice warnings and the first officer’s suggestion they abort the flight.Associated Airline’s Brazilian-made Embraer-120 aircraft “impacted the ground in a nose-down near 90-degree right bank” after an apparent aerodynamic stall, said the report from Nigeria’s Accident Investigation Bureau. New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t like Then the first officer noted the aircraft was moving slowly. Four seconds later another automated warning cautioned “Take off flaps, auto feather,” indicating the propeller was not producing any thrust.The first officer asked if the take-off should be aborted. The captain indicated they should continue.The first pilot did not make the customary calls of the speed at which a decision is made to abort or continue take-off.Instead, “the first officer stated `gently’, which we believe reflects concern, that the aircraft is not performing normally and therefore needs to be rotated very gently so as not to aerodynamically stall the aircraft.”Ten seconds later, the stall warning sounded in the cockpit.(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Flight 361 burst into flames meters (yards) from tanks at a fuel depot, minutes after taking off Oct. 3 from Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital. It was carrying 13 passengers and seven crew members. Officials have given differing death tolls between 13 and 16 and have not said if the pilot and his first officer survived.DNA tests are being carried out on the remains of victims, indicating some were burned beyond recognition.“Crew decision-making and training with respect to proceeding with the flight despite concerns regarding the aircraft’s suitability for flight” is one area of investigation, Friday’s report said.Investigators also are focusing on “mechanical and electronic engine control issues” with the right engine and right engine propeller systems and aural warnings about the auto-feather and flap settings required for take-off.The report does not elaborate on what the crew said before departure, saying the investigation has yet “to determine the specific nature of the crew’s concerns.”It was compiled in part from the cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder.The first warning came four seconds after engine power was advanced to begin the take-off roll. “Take-off Flaps” was the automated warning suggesting the flaps were not in the correct position for takeoff. But the crew did not appear surprised and carried on even as the warnings continued.center_img New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Check your body, save your life Comments   Share   Top Stories Sponsored Stories last_img

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first_imgTEMPE, Ariz. — Arizona Cardinals rookie safety Deone Bucannon has all of the physical tools necessary to be successful on the field in the NFL. The Cardinals’ first-round draft pick also knows that doesn’t mean anything when it comes to playing at football’s highest level. “Everyone out here has the physical tools to be a great player; it’s just a matter of who’s going to be smarter,” Bucannon said Tuesday after the team’s first minicamp practice. “That’s my goal, to be the smartest player out there. I want to learn the playbook the best I can.” The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Bucannon has plenty of experience with what it takes to be successful on the football field. He was named a first-team All-American and first-team All-Pac-12 in his final season at Washington State, and he led the conference in both interceptions and tackles. But the 6-foot-1, 208-pounder didn’t rack up those stats purely through physical ability — though he has plenty of that, too. Bucannon said he prides himself on being one of the smartest players on the field, and that’s something he expects to continue into his NFL career. “There’s always room for improvement,” he said. “I understand the defense, now I want to take it to the next level. I want to be a playmaker.”Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said Bucannon took an important step Tuesday after missing time with a foot injury during OTAs last week, adding that “he needs it, psychologically, just to get out there to play.”Bucannon’s knowledge of the game and ability to quickly understand schemes and concepts hasn’t gone unnoticed on teammates — particularly ones he’ll share a defensive backfield with. “He can do it all,” safety Rashad Johnson said. “He’s a very smart guy and I’m looking forward to what he’s going to do this year.” Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact And if Bucannon has his way, Johnson will have a lot to enjoy watching in 2014. “I expect a lot out of myself,” Bucannon said, “and I’m going to get a lot out of myself.” – / 11last_img read more

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Report claims Turkish Cypriot service knew of property abuses

first_imgPaphos mayor Phedonas Phedonos’ claims of rampant corruption at the Turkish Cypriot Properties’ Administration Service of the Republic of Cyprus were corroborated in an internal report prepared by the service’s acting director, according to daily Politis.Citing the service’s strategic plan from 2017 to 2019, the paper said acting director Makis Nicolaides pointed out several of the issues raised by Phedonos in two letters, dated February and March, 2016, to the Interior ministry.The service was set up in 1991 to help alleviate the suffering of displaced Greek Cypriots by temporarily allocating some of the properties left behind by Turkish Cypriots at nominal fees.According to Nicolaides, Turkish Cypriot-owned residences, plots, and establishments, are being held by unauthorised individuals, illegally sub-leased to others, irregularly built on or extended, and used for purposes other than those stated and authorised.Nicolaides said that even in the case of eligible individuals – people displaced during the 1974 Turkish invasion – it is not uncommon for land of excessive value and size to be apportioned to them, relative to their holdings in the Turkish-held areas.The state, he added, conducts nominal – if any – checks on the veracity of applicants’ data and use of properties.Nicolaides also reported that various unauthorised individuals routinely loitered in the service’s district offices.“It has been identified and reported that unauthorised individuals loiter aimlessly at the offices of the Turkish Cypriot Properties Administration Service, or, worse, are there to be informed and possibly influence the outcome of various applications by others,” Nicolaides reported.“At times, the false but intentional impression is given that decisions were taken following pressure and suggestion by others, precisely because of the presence of unauthorised individuals at our place of work.”As a remedy, the acting boss recommended that a sign informs the public that entry is restricted, the appointment of a customer-service person to provide the public with information and documents, and the removal of chairs not used by civil servants working there.The Interior ministry’s report said that rents due from allocated Turkish Cypriot properties as at year-end 2015 were €7.3 million, 5.2 per cent up from the previous year.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoYahoo SearchResearch Stair Lifts Rowland Heights California: Stunning New Stair LiftsYahoo SearchUndoKelley Blue BookSubcompact Luxury SUV Best Buy of 2019Kelley Blue BookUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Energy ministry aims for LNG by 2020

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