Hindus For Democrats

first_imgNearly two-thirds of all Hindus identify themselves as Democrats or lean toward that party, according to a national survey.The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life reported that 41% of Hindus identified themselves as Democrats and another 22 percent leaned Democratic. By contrast just 6% identified themselves as Republican and 7% leaned toward that party.Ideologically, 32% of Hindus identified themselves as liberals, 44% as moderates and 12% as conservative. Almost 79% of Hindus believe that abortion should be legal in most or all cases, the highest percentage of any religious groupHindus were the most tolerant religious group with 89% sharing the view than “many religions can lead to eternal life” and only 5% stating that their religion is the only true faith. By contrast, 36 percent of Evangelical Churches and 33% of Muslims view their religion as the only path to salvation.  Related Itemslast_img read more

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2019-12-02

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NRI Taxation

first_imgA new bill pending in India’s parliament proposes to tax NRIs on their global income if they spend more than 60 days in a year in India. Under existing Income Tax laws, NRIs are taxed on global income only if they spend over 182 days in India in a year. NRIs are also liable for Indian taxes if they reside in India for a period of more than 365 days over a four-year period. The taxes will kick in on the global income of NRIs who live in countries with which the country has Double Taxation Avoidance Agreements (DTAA) , and that have lower income tax rates than India. India has DTAAs with 74 countries, including the USA, Singapore, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, South Africa and Saudi Arabia. The liability will be even higher for NRIs living in non DTAA countries, as they will be subject to double taxation, both in India and their foreign country of residency.  Related Itemslast_img read more

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2019-12-02

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Rotor Sail Delivers Savings on Viking Grace Tests Confirm

first_imgzoom24mx4m Rotor Sail installed onboard Viking Grace. Image Courtesy: Norsepower Norsepower’s Rotor Sail auxiliary wind propulsion technology has great potential to deliver savings on the Viking Line-owned and operated passenger ship Viking Grace, independent test results showed.As informed, long-term LNG marine fuel savings are expected to be up to around 300 tons on an annual basis.When looking at fuel consumption alone over the measurement period, the savings were not immediately evident. However, when expert analysis companies NAPA and ABB reviewed the data, they were able to isolate an evident change in the propulsion power breakdown of Viking Grace, caused by the Rotor Sail, according to Norsepower.The same conclusion was confirmed with a strain gauge analysis, where forward thrust of the Rotor Sail was measured and converted into propulsion power.Based on the different analyses, the expected long-term change in Viking Grace’s annual fuel consumption due to the auxiliary wind propulsion system has been verified to be between 231 and 315 tons on annual basis, equalling an average propulsion power between 207kW and 282kW.Related: Norsepower Oy: Wind Power Ready to Support Decarbonisation in ShippingAccording to the analysis results, the technology delivers more forward thrust on the open sea legs of the route for the Viking Grace, but due to the route being located mostly in the archipelago, the annual fuel savings potential is on the same level within both route areas.As a result, Viking Line and Norsepower have agreed to continue using and optimizing the Rotor Sail on Viking Grace with the technology now fully operational.“When the test period began, we had some challenges with our new product, but were able to fix them quickly, and since the end of September 2018, the technical availability of the Rotor Sail has been around 97%,” Tuomas Riski, CEO, Norsepower, commented.“This project has confirmed, that our technology works also with high-speed cruise ferries and that favourable results can be achieved with a service speed of 21 knots,” he added.Riski further said that the Rotor Sail was used in extreme weather conditions including icing events and high wind speeds over the past year. Based on experiences, the company said the system can be operated around the year without any weather-related issues.Commenting on the trials, Jan Hanses, CEO of Viking Line said:“We want to pioneer the use of solutions that reduce the environmental load. Viking Line has been testing the Rotor Sail on M/S Viking Grace for a year now, and together with Norsepower we will continue testing and optimising the sail for its current route.” Back in April 2018, the 57,565 GT Viking Grace was retrofitted with one medium-sized Rotor Sail unit, making it the first-ever global LNG/wind electric propulsion ship.The ship operates in the archipelago between Turku, Finland, and Stockholm, Sweden.In addition to the installation onboard Viking Grace, Norsepower’s system is also installed onboard Maersk Tankers’ 110,000 dwt Maersk Pelican and Bore’s M/S Estraden, a 9,700 dwt RoRo carrier.Earlier this year, ship classification society DNV GL issued a type approval design certificate for Norsepower’s Rotor Sail Solution. The approval was granted after a design assessment of Norsepower’s 30-meter by 5-meter rotor sail, two of which have been installed onboard Maersk Pelican.Norsepower’s solution thus became the first auxiliary wind propulsion system on board a commercial ship to receive the certificate.last_img read more

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2019-10-23

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The issues you dont hear about when politicians go North

first_imgIn today’s Big Story podcast, Canada’s federal leaders love to visit places like Nunavut. It’s a good photo op. It’s a chance to talk about Reconciliation and make promises to Inuit communities. You can easily make your climate point—either about the severity of the crisis or how badly a carbon tax would hurt.But what they don’t often come up to talk about is the issues that really matter to the people who live here: Housing. Food. An incredibly unpopular airline merger. Today’s episode of our Lay of the Land series takes us to Iqaluit, where most of us have no idea how much a house costs…GUEST: Kent Driscoll, APTNYou can subscribe to The Big Story podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google and SpotifyYou can also find it at thebigstorypodcast.ca.last_img read more

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2019-10-17

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Moroccos Minister of Employment Defends Minor Housemaids Law

Rabat – The newly adopted law that regulates the employment of housemaids and sets the age of 16 as the minimum age for domestic workers continues to stir controversy in Morocco, especially on social media. After the objections of human rights organizations, which regard the law as a “violation” of child rights, the Minister of Employment Abdeslam Saddiki finds no ground for this objection and enthusiastically defends the law.The detractors of the ‘regressive’ law find it paradoxical because it was suggested by a ‘progressive’ minister who belongs to the Progression and Socialism Party. In reaction to the controversy, the Ministry of Employment and Social Affairs issued a press release on Tuesday in which it affirms that “the law which comprises five chapters and 27 articles is considered a significant accomplishment to this category of workers because it came to lift the injustice they have been suffering for years.” According to the communiqué that these accomplishments are “the setting of the minimum age for work, the need of a work contract for the housemaid, benefiting from social protection, benefiting from weekly rest and annual holidays, protection against dangerous work, prevention of paid intermediaries, and benefiting from training.”The Ministry also insisted that the new law draws its philosophy and principles from similar international laws, especially the convention number 138 on the minimum age for workers, which provides that the minimum age for workers should not be lower than the age of mandatory schooling. In all cases, it should not be less than 15.According to the Minister, the law goes also in parallel with the convention number 182 on the elimination of the worst forms of child labor, and the convention number 198 on decent work for domestic workers. read more

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2019-10-12

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Vital that lessons are learned from Japanese nuclear accident says UN official

1 November 2011Nuclear security is an extremely important issue for all countries and it is vital that the right lessons are learned from the accident at the Japanese power plant earlier this year, the head of the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) told Member States. Reporting on activities over the past year, Yukiya Amano told the General Assembly that the IAEA has been doing everything it can to help Japan bring the situation at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant under control and to mitigate the consequences of the accident.Since the accident, which occurred in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in March, the international community has mobilized to assess and apply lessons learned. It has discussed the issue at numerous forums and taken concrete steps, including the adoption by the IAEA of an action plan to strengthen nuclear safety.The action plan includes agreement for a “stress test” of nuclear power plants in all countries with active nuclear programmes, the strengthening of the IAEA peer review system on operational safety, and a review of relevant safety standards and conventions.“The action plan represents a significant step forward,” said Mr. Amano. “It is vital that it is fully implemented in all countries with nuclear power and that the right lessons are learned from the Fukushima Daiichi accident.” Despite the accident, he noted, the agency’s latest projection is that the number of operating nuclear reactors in the world will continue to increase steadily in the coming decades, although less rapidly than was anticipated before the accident. Most of the growth will occur in countries that already have operating nuclear power plants, such as China and India. The factors contributing to increasing interest in nuclear power have not changed, said Mr. Amano. These include increasing global demand for energy, as well as concerns about climate change, volatile fossil fuel prices and security of energy supply.Mr. Amano also reported on the agency’s continued safeguards activities in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Iran and Syria. He urged Iran to take steps to “establish international confidence” in the exclusively peaceful nature of its nuclear programme, and urged DPRK to fully comply with relevant IAEA and Security Council resolutions.He announced that the agency will hold a forum in Vienna on 21 and 22 November to consider the relevance to the Middle East of the experience of Africa, the South Pacific, South-East Asia, Central Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean in establishing nuclear-weapon-free zones.A UN-sponsored conference is slated to be held next year on the establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the Middle East. All States in the region are expected to attend the meeting, which will be hosted by Finland.Mr. Amano also met today with Assembly President Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, with whom he exchanged views on the Agency’s work, including its technical cooperation programme, according to a statement issued by the President’s spokesperson.Mr. Al-Nasser commended Mr. Amano’s leadership, particularly regarding the “prompt and effective” IAEA response during and in the aftermath of the Fukushima Daiichi disaster. The President also noted that improving disaster prevention and response is one of his key focus areas for the current Assembly session. read more

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2019-10-11

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Grad spotlight Stephanie Barnes – donor volunteer entrepreneur

Stephanie Barnes (BBA ’91)Stephanie Barnes (BBA ’91) is a graduate of the Co-op Accounting program in the Faculty of Business. She’s a long-time donor to Brock University’s Annual Fund, the inaugural chair for the B-BAN (the Brock Business Alumni Network) and a mentor for Brock’s Mentorship Plus program.She’s also a mentor with McMaster University and sponsors a girl in the “Because I am a Girl” program run by Care Canada.Barnes lives in Toronto and for the past eight years, has been managing her own business, Missing Puzzle Piece Consulting, and is the Canadian franchisee for U.K.-based knowledge management consultancy, Knoco.What attracted you to Brock University?I liked the small campus and the approachability of faculty members. Back in the late 1980s, students who applied to Brock had to come for an interview, so I got to see the campus and meet one of the faculty members  before I started; it made a big impression on me.What activities were you involved with at Brock that were outside of the classroom?As Co-op Accounting students, my fellow classmates and I took a lot of our studies in the summer when everyone else was off campus working summer jobs. We were often the only students on campus, so, naturally, we hung out with each other: we went bowling, played volleyball and helped each other with homework in the lounge. I have fond memories of swimming at the rec centre and living on campus. There weren’t a lot of organized activities for Co-op Accounting students then, and I’m glad that’s changed now.How have you been involved with Brock since graduating?A couple years after I graduated, I started donating to Brock’s Annual Fund when its team of student callers phoned. I’ve donated almost every year since. Over the last few years, I’ve become more involved with Brock by participating in a focus group/strategy session, volunteering as an alumni mentor for Brock’s Mentorship Plus program, and taking on the role of chair for the B-BAN (the Brock Business Alumni Network). I’m quite excited about building the B-BAN and helping Faculty of Business alumni connect with each other for both social and career purposes.What has been your career/life path since graduating from Brock?Despite my undergraduate education in accounting, I did not end up becoming a chartered accountant. However, my Brock education has informed a lot of my decisions and has helped me discover my passion for knowledge management and aligning business processes and IT. I ended up completing an MBA in Information Systems from McMaster and working for Hewlett Packard for almost seven years before going out on my own and starting my own business: Missing Puzzle Piece Consulting. I’ve recently published a report called Aligning People, Process and Technology with Knowledge Management.What is the most rewarding part of your career?I get to expose people and organizations all over the world to a different way of thinking. I help them discover how they can be more effective and efficient with what they know and how to find the knowledge and information that they don’t have.What is your “other side of the brain”? I like to make art and do photography. I love creating something from scratch; taking something that is my idea, creating it and experimenting with how to get the effects that I envision in my head.What do you want most out of life?Balance: to be able to do the things I like to do; have people around me who support and love me and who I support and love; do work that I love; be creative; and hold space for spirit and compassion in my life.What advice do you have for recent graduates/ new alumni?Embrace whatever opportunities come your way, even if they don’t look the way you thought they would look. I thought I was going to be a chartered accountant and have my own practice; instead I have my own business doing knowledge management. The important part of my original dream wasn’t the accounting: it was having my own business, which I’m doing and I love. read more

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2019-10-07

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Alton Towers ride Oblivion evacuated at highest point after technical fault

first_img“The ride performed exactly as it is designed to do. In line with our well-rehearsed procedures, guests were assisted from the ride.At no point was guest safety compromised.”The incident happened near the Smiler rollercoaster, which crashed two years ago.  A total of 16 people were injured on the ride when the carriage hit the one that had come to a halt on the track.Two of those seriously injured – Leah Washington, 17, and 20-year-old Vicky Balch – each had legs amputated following the smash.Last month, passengers were trapped on the ride for as long as 45 minutes after it stopped due to a technical fault.  so glad I didn’t go on oblivion, they’re rescuing people off 😩 @altontowers pic.twitter.com/Snr674EQXh— jess (@jssbrry) July 25, 2017 “The passengers were looking around and they were very anxious to step off the ride and onto the stairs because it’s quite a high fall,” he told MailOnline. “The ride was going up the top then it stopped at the top at an angle and then they were sitting there for quite a while.”I could see people in helmets with ropes going up to release them from their seats because the ride was completely stopped. There’s not much space so they were connected to emergency crews by the rope.”An Alton Towers spokesperson said the ride was stopped after a minor technical fault was detected. 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. More than a dozen passengers were escorted off the Oblivion rollercoaster at its highest point on Tuesday because of a “technical fault”. The incident at the Staffordshire theme park happened one month after a similar stoppage on the nearby Smiler rollercoaster, on which four people were badly injured in a crash two years ago. Staff climbed to where the ride had stopped and attached harnesses to the passengers before leading them to safety.One witness Alex Heasman-Bailey, 16, said he heard a “clunking noise” as the Oblivion ride suddenly came to a halt shortly after 3pm.  “This afternoon Oblivion stopped after a sensor on the ride detected a minor technical fault. ‘Oblivion’ rollercoaster at #AltonTowers breaks down mid-ride. Emergency recovery crew having to free people from the ride. pic.twitter.com/pz4F86S9w9— Alex Heasman- Bailey (@AlexHeasmann) July 25, 2017last_img read more

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2019-09-25

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Discussion on ending Evolution with Ronda vs Nikki Report on Shayna Baszler

first_img Ronda Rousey Doesnt Want To Be A Dancing Monkey Anymore Twitter Google+ Pinterest Charlotte Flair Facebook Videos Articles Cricket Wireless to host Live Twitter Q and A with Ric and Charlotte Flair September 17 WWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between Brands Charlotte Flair And Becky Lynch Involved In Brawl At An Unlikely Location Now Playing Up Next Becky Lynch Announces Replacement to Face Ronda Rousey WhatsApp Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Now Playing Up Next WWE announces Elias will withdraw from the King of the Ring tournament due to injury Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Why Is Becky Lynch Is Calling Out Ronda Rousey Ahead Of Wrestlemania 35? Becky Lynch Now Playing Up Next Wrestleview.com Staff RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR During Wrestleview Live #46, Adam Martin and Doug Lackey (above) discussed the decision by WWE to go with Ronda Rousey vs. Nikki Bella to main event the first-ever all-women’s Evolution PPV this past Sunday night.The podcast explored the possible reason why they didn’t have Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair in a Last Woman Standing match close the show instead.Report on Shayna Baszler injuryF4WOnline is reporting that newly crowned NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler was spotted on crutches on Monday morning following the Evolution PPV.Baszler, who defeated Kairi Sane to become a two-time NXT Women’s Champion on Sunday, was reportedly telling people it was a “minor precautionary” move. According to the report, Baszler may have tweaked her ankle during the match.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between BrandsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:06Loaded: 100.00%0:07Remaining Time -0:28 FullscreenUp NextThis 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.Replay the list Ronda Rousey WWE RAW Results – 9/9/19 (Steve Austin moderates, KOTR Semifinal, Women’s Tag Match)last_img read more

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2019-09-19

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Pathologist testifies that Rebecca Zahaus death was a homicide

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsA nationally renowned forensic pathologist testified Monday in the wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of Rebecca Zahau.Zahau is the woman who was found bound, gagged and hanging naked from a balcony of the Spreckels mansion in Coronado in 2011.Dr. Cyril Wecht performed a second autopsy on Zahau’s body, about three months after an initial autopsy by the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s office.Wecht said that in his opinion, the young woman’s death was not a suicide.KUSI’s Sasha Foo reports on some of the testimony heard in San Diego County Superior Court. March 12, 2018 Sasha Foo, Pathologist testifies that Rebecca Zahau’s death was a homicide Sasha Foo center_img Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Coronado, Dr. Cyril Wecht, Rebecca Zahau FacebookTwitter Updated: 10:27 PM Posted: March 12, 2018last_img read more

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2019-09-17

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Boy 3 found safe after being taken from home

first_imgPolice on Monday located a missing 3-year-old boy who was taken by a woman earlier in the morning.The boy was reported taken from an apartment in the Harney Heights area sometime around 6:40 a.m., according to dispatch logs.Vancouver Police Cmdr. Scott Bieber said the three women involved in the incident were transients and had been squatting in the apartment for a week or two.When a burglary was reported at the apartment, one of the women decided to protect the child from police and took him away, Bieber said.Commuters might have noticed increased police presence in the area as officers searched roadways, trails and local businesses in a swath of central Vancouver for the boy. After about an hour of searching, an officer radioed that he found the woman and child near the intersection of Fourth Plain Boulevard and Rossiter Lane.The child appeared to be fine, according to radio traffic monitored at The Columbian.The woman was arrested on suspicion of reckless endangerment, Bieber said. Her name was not available.last_img read more

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2019-09-16

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AGDC President Keith Meyer To Appear On Soundoff

first_img**Updated with Monday’s Sound-off program**Sound-off – 9amAudio Player08-06-2018-SOUND-OFF-9AM-AGDC.mp3Vm08-06-2018-SOUND-OFF-9AM-AGDC.mp300:00RPdSound-off – 10amAudio Player08-06-2018-SOUND-OFF-10AM-AGDC.mp3Vm08-06-2018-SOUND-OFF-10AM-AGDC.mp300:00RPd Meyer will answer questions pertaining to the AK LNG project including regulatory and commercial progress since they took over the project that has been in the works for over 3 decades. Meyer will be joined by hosts Karen McGahan and KSRM News Director Jennifer Williams live on KSRM. Tune in to KSRM 920AM at 9am on Monday morning or click here to stream the program live. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Last updated on August 7th, 2018 at 10:39 amThe President of the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation will appear on KSRM’s Sound-off on Monday, August 6, from 9-11am.last_img read more

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2019-09-14

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Why Pakistan wants UN to remove Priyanka Chopra as goodwill ambassador

first_imgUNICEF goodwill ambassador, actress Priyanka ChopraReutersPakistani official demanded the removal of Indian actress Priyanka Chopra as United Nation’s goodwill ambassador over her encouraging nuclear war between the armed neighbouring countries.Human Rights Minister of Pakistan, Shireen Mazari, in a letter address to UNICEF chief Henrietta Fore, accused the actress of supporting the Indian government’s decision of abrogating Section 370 that gave Jammu and Kashmir special status as per the constitution.”Her jingoism and support for violations by the Modi government of international conventions and UN Security Council resolutions on Kashmir, as well as support for war, including a nuclear war, undermines the credibility of the UN position to which she been elevated,” the letter read.Sent letter to UNICEF chief regarding UN Goodwill Ambassador for Peace Ms Chopra pic.twitter.com/PQ3vwYjTVz— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) August 21, 2019The 37-year old actress who was appointed as the goodwill ambassador in 2016 was criticised over her tweet hailing Indian Army amid escalating tensions between India and Pakistan. She made headlines after a US citizen of Pakistani origin, Ayesha Malik, condemned her views at a cosmetics event in Los Angeles last week.Priyanka Chopra tweeted during a time when we were this ?? close to sending nukes to one another. Instead of advocating for peace she tweeted in support of the Indian army pic.twitter.com/LhbMkOW59v— Ayesha Malik (@Spishaa) August 11, 2019The former Miss World’s tweet on February 26 following the Balakot airstrike where Indian Air Force crossed over the border and bombed the headquarter of Pakistan-based militant group, Jaish-e-Mohammad, was cited by Malik as an example of Chopra’s “nationalism” that contrasts her representation as a peace advocate.Jai Hind #IndianArmedForces ?? ??— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) February 26, 2019Chopra responded to Malik’s remarks and reasoned that she was “patriotic.””I’m sorry if I hurt sentiments to people who do love me and have loved me, but I think that all of us have a sort of middle ground that we all have to walk, just like you probably do as well,” Chopra said.The actress was recently supported by actor colleague Kangana Ranaut who sympathised with Chopra and said that the situation was that of being stuck between “duty and emotions.””It’s not an easy choice to make… when you are stuck between your duty and your emotions, being a UNICEF goodwill ambassador sure you can’t limit your identity to one nation, but how many of us choose heart over mind every day,” Kangana said in a statement.Lyricist Javed Akhtar also supported the actress and said that her view will “obviously be an Indian point of view.””If there is some kind of a controversy and difference in point of view between an average Indian citizen (like Priyanka Chopra) and the Pakistani establishment, obviously her point of view will be an Indian point of view,” he said at the sidelines of a literary event in Kolkata.The United Nations Security Council has echoed India’s claim of Kashmir issue being an internal matter according to the 1972 Simla Agreement and the Lahore Declaration of 1999.last_img read more

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2019-09-05

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NHRC not performing duties HC

first_imgExpressing its resentment at the role of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), the High Court on Wednesday said the state agency is not performing the duties bestowed upon it as per the law, reports UNB.”We’re saddened that the commission hasn’t moved the higher court for a single time although its orders were repeatedly violated,” the bench of justice Sheikh Hassan Arif and justice Rajik-Al-Jalil said while hearing a writ petition over the torture of domestic help Khadija in Mirpur.The court said the NHRC only files reports whereas human rights are violated. “This is not its job. The commission might move the High Court if its orders are not implemented. But they haven’t come to the High Court till today. This is a serious violation of the law. We’re very shocked that the human rights commission is not performing its duties.”It said issuing orders one after another without taking any effective step over the torture of the domestic help manifests human rights commission’s irresponsibility.On 9 January last, the High Court issued a rule asking the authorities concerned to explain as to why the failure of the NHRC to provide appropriate remedy for incidents of human rights violations should not be declared illegal.The court had also directed the home secretary to submit a report within 30 days explaining why no action was taken about the torture of domestic help Khadija on 9 December 2013.Children Charity Foundation sent a letter to the NHRC to take necessary legal steps against the torture on Khadija.During investigation, the NHRC found that the domestic help was tortured after being confined to her employer’s house and she was made to starve. However, police hid all the information and did not record any case in this regard.Later in 2014, the National Human Rights Commission sent a letter to the home secretary to take action in this regard after investigating the allegation brought against police.Although it wrote 18 times till 2018, no action was taken till the date, Halim said, adding that although the NHRC can identify the cases of human rights violations, it cannot provide any remedy to this end.last_img read more

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2019-09-03

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Houston Says Southwest Key Facilities Unsafe School District Letter Grades Roll Out

first_imgJury delivers death sentence in ‘honor killings’ trialA Jordanian immigrant was sentenced to death on Tuesday after being convicted in what prosecutors described as the honor killings of his daughter’s American husband and an Iranian women’s rights activist in Houston.Ali Mahwood-Awad Irsan was found guilty of capital murder last month in the 2012 fatal shootings of his son-in-law, Coty Beavers, and his daughter’s best friend, Gelareh Bagherzadeh. Jurors in Houston deliberated for just 35 minutes — after five weeks of testimony — before reaching the verdict, and the sentencing phase of the trial took another two weeks. How Tropical Storm Allison Changed HoustonHouston Public Media’s new podcast “Hurricane Season” explores some of the biggest storms that have impacted the Gulf Coast and its development, policies, and people. On this episode, Tropical Storm Allison.Listen on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or subscribe via RSS. Wednesday, August 15, 2018Top morning stories:City says Southwest Key facilities may be unsafeThe City of Houston says a local Southwest Key facility is not in compliance with occupancy codes.In a letter from the City of Houston to Southwest Key’s chief executive, officials cited concerns about an existing facility located in Southwest Houston. Houston Public Media obtained a copy of that letter.The group is slated to open a center for migrant children in downtown Houston, which Mayor Sylvester Turner has spoken against. Southwest Key said it would review the latest request from the city and decide quickly on their next course of action.  Report details a path forward for flood controlA new report from Rice University’s Baker Institute recommends future developments west of Houston find ways to keep downstream flooding from increasing, increasing bayou capacity in already developed areas, and building more structures to hold back storm surge along the Gulf Coast. Sharecenter_img City of Houston Letter to Southwest Key (PDF) City of Houston Letter to Southwest Key (Text)Texas to announce letter grades for school districtsErika Rich for The Texas TribuneTexas Education Commissioner Mike Morath will roll out the first official grades for school districts Aug. 15.Texas school districts on Wednesday will get letter grades from the state for the first time.In the past, districts and individual schools were rated by the state on a pass/fail basis, deemed either as meeting standards or needing improvement. The Texas legislature created an A-F system during the last session, mandating school districts be graded in 2018. Next year, individual schools will also receive grades.A school is considered passing if it earns an A through D. If it earns an F, the state requires an improvement plan. Five years of an F rating means the state will take over the school. County approves flood project listPhoto: Andrew Schneider | Houston Public MediaThe Harris County Commissioners Court has voted to place a $2.5 billion bond proposal on the August 25 ballot, asking voters to finance a 10- to 15-year program of flood mitigation projects.Harris County commissioners this week formally approved a list of 237 proposed projects they want completed with if voters approve $2.5 billion in bonds on August 25. The Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) drew up the list following a series of community meetings in all 22 of the county’s watersheds.More than two-thirds of the money would go to fund what are deemed “local” projects – those Harris County would pay for itself, without any matching federal or state dollars. Second case of West Nile virus found in Montgomery CountyMontgomery County officials have confirmed a second case of West Nile Virus for the present year. The county’s Public Health District said the person who has contracted the virus is a male in his 60s who lives in Montgomery County. He is currently being treated at a hospital.last_img read more

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2019-09-02

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Road to Success Scholarship Program Announced by University

first_imgThe University of Phoenix is offering 40 full- tuition scholarships to individual making a difference within the African American Community. The application period is open until March. To learn more visit www.phoenix.edu/dream.last_img

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2019-09-01

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Society is afraid of womens sexuality

first_imgAll hail the queen of drama, Suchitra Krishnamoorthi, as she arrives in the Capital for the first time to take us on a roller-coaster ride that is her life. ‘Drama Queen’ – an honest biographical play – based on her book of the same name – will make you laugh, cry and look at the modern Indian woman in a whole new light with all her vulnerabilities and strengths.After a decade long hiatus, Suchitra says that as her daughter is all grown-up now, she has decided to get more active. “Being a single mother is extremely demanding on your time as you don’t have the liberty of just taking off to somewhere. So, I made a choice of staying at home and look over my newborn daughter. And now that she can take care of herself, I decided to get back to being more active,” said the actor with an impressive filmography. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfDirected by Inaayat Ali Sami and presented by AGP world, the play on October 6 at the India Habitat Centre, will show her in a never seen before avatar for the first time, as we witness the drama queen, looking for the perfect life partner. “It is almost impossible to enact the whole book, so, for the play, I chose the part where I go around proposing marriage to my friends, how my family reacts to it and the events that unfold due to those incidents.” Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveSuchitra shares, “In the book, you won’t know where the fact ends and fiction starts; my life is much vast than that. The play and the book are all about how things unfold in my life – in a highly dramatised manner. I did take some vulnerable moments of my life for the performance and tried to play the character with a lot of humour and fun.” In her candid, wacky, madcap biography, Suchitra takes us on a hormone-driven period of her life five years post-divorce with actor-director Shekhar Kapur; fame and everything that a good girl from a ‘decent’ Indian family would want. But who is a ‘good girl’ from a ‘decent’ family? “In my book, I was talking about the kind of society that we live in; a society with a typical middle-class environment. A girl has to adhere by so many do’s and don’ts; you are not supposed to talk or dress in a certain way; don’t date men, and be confined to what the family wants from you. I think that pressure is too much and in my own way, I was trying to break out of that and say, that I am as much of a good girl even if I don’t adhere to it. Parental and family pressure, society rules, and log kya kahenge is something we are all trapped in to a certain extent and I never understood the hypocrisy or brushing things under the carpet. I have never understood why people in India don’t talk about sex or going to a shrink. These things should be very normal,” said the unabashed actor, writer and singer. Suchitra has never shied away from calling a spade a spade even if it dismays the society and that’s what one can expect from her play. “I think society is very afraid of women’s sexuality, and their freedom. And that’s something which comes from patriarchy. It is a patriarchy that has trickled down even to women in the way they are conditioned. I frankly don’t take much heed towards what people say about me, how they judge me or how they see me. I think everyone should concentrate all their energy on their own life and try to make their own life better.”Suchitra has seen the industry up-close and said a big no to a favour in exchange for sex. She says that if an adult woman has consensual sex with a man 10 times then she cannot cry rape, as we see this happening nowadays. “I think it is a pure exploitation of the law and a lot of women are misusing the law. There is something very convoluted and opportunistic about that. Yes, women should be protected but women can also use the law wrongly and I think that’s happening in many instances. Women should also have the guts to have sex for the sake of sex or advancement, and not play helpless victims when things go wrong.” A single mother, stuck in the quagmire of her strict middle-class moral upbringing, Suchitra hurtles, chugs and somersaults on a rollercoaster journey in a desperate bid to find security and true love. This play will teach you ‘the freedom to be’ or as Suchitra says, “It is perfectly okay to be vulnerable, to make mistakes, to express yourself and it’s okay to be yourself.”last_img read more

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2019-08-31

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Andre the Giant Unleashed – Wacky Personal Facts Behind his Towering Persona

first_imgMany famous actors’ careers span several fields. Figures like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, and Terry Crews are know for their beefy figures on screen. Preceding their ranks is an incredibly large man who didn’t choose the body building lifestyle. In 1946 in Coulommiers, France a Bulgarian émigré Boris and his Polish wife Marianne gave birth to their third child, André René Roussimoff. He is perhaps better known by his wrestling ring name, the Eighth Wonder of the World, or better yet: André the Giant. This sometimes-wrestler, sometimes-actor, full-time giant was measured at 7’ 4”, according to the legend’s eponymous website — a towering height caused by acromegaly, or giantism.Here are seven facts for every foot of the legendary icon: He grew so quickly, he was unrecognizableAndré the Giant in the early 1970sUpon seeing a Rolls Royce pass by the family’s farm, young André told his father he would one day own such a car. By age 14, he left home, unable to lead a normal life in his small French village. Five years after their son had gone, a knock on the door presented a towering figure who asked, “May I ask how you like the car?” referring to a Rolls Royce limousine behind him. The couple had seen the famous wrestler Jean Ferré on T.V., but neither of them immediately realized that this famous figure was their very own son, as he had grown so much since they last saw him.AdChoices广告inRead invented by Teads He got rides to school from Samuel BeckettBeckett offered to drive André to school in his truckVladimir and Estragon weren’t the only ones waiting for Godot. When André was a child, famous playwright Samuel Beckett lived down the road from the Roussimoff family. The children weren’t provided with a bus for their commute to school, so if Beckett was passing by, he’d occasionally give school children a lift, including André. The relationship didn’t evolve beyond being a helpful neighbor, though. He liked a fart jokeRoussimoff’s feud with Jake Roberts derived from Roussimoff’s fear of snakes. Photo by John McKeon CC BY-SA 2.0According to Andrés opponent and former chauffeur, Jake Roberts, the giant had a funny bone. During a match between the two, Roberts unsurprisingly went down but was surprised when André broke out in laughter, admitting to the referee that he was farting on Roberts. “This went on for like 30 seconds,” remembered Roberts. “Giants fart for extremely long periods of time.” He had a shopping channel addictionProfessional wrestler André the Giant walking to the ring in the late 1980s. Photo by John McKeon CC BY-SA 2.0Like most celebrities, André couldn’t comfortably go shopping in public and he relied on sending others to the store for him. A modern marvel allowed him to shop comfortably, however. According to Being Andre the Giant author Denny Burkholder, the famous wrestler developed an obsession with QVC, the shopping channel. Friend Jackie recounts André buying porcelain butterflies from the Franklin Mint and carpet steamers, As Seen on T.V. He was impervious to alcoholRoussimoff feuded with Big John Studd (left) in the build towards WrestleMania I, and later with King Kong Bundy (second from left). Photo by Ethan CC BY-SA 2.0Because of his size and condition, André could drink without feeling much effect. In a 1981 article for Sports Illustrated, Terry Todd enumerates André’s alcohol consumption each day: “a case or so of beer; a total of two bottles of wine, generally French […]; six or eight shots of brandy, usually Courvoisier or Napolèon, though sometimes Calvados; half a dozen standard mixed drinks, such as Bloody Marys or Screwdrivers; and the odd glass of Pernod.” All that couldn’t take the giant down, let alone make him feel tipsy.Everyday tasks proved difficult for himAndré the GiantAn inconvenient side effect of his condition was coming to terms with his size. Normal life sometimes proved unmanageable for André, from dialing a number on a rotary phone (which was an actual issue, as rotary phones didn’t begin to phase out of use until the ‘80s) to never getting the chance to learn to play an instrument, since a single finger would end up playing several notes at once. His hands were so big that they were described as “pawlike” according to Todd, who wrote, “[André] wears a ring through which a silver dollar may easily pass.” His condition wasn’t without consequenceÉdouard Carpentier and André the GiantAcromegaly does not simply effect the size of the person suffering the condition. Throughout his life, André faced impending health issues. Due to his wrestling career, it was only a matter of time before he hurt himself. In 1986, when André was only 40 years old, he had to undergo spinal surgery.Related Video: Sylvester Stallone Turned Down a Fortune to Play RockyFrom then on he relied on a back brace which he hid under his signature black singlet. This caused a great change in the star’s wrestling capabilities, forcing him to use simpler moves which were wrought with pain.Read another story from us: How Martin Sheen Came to be the Most Arrested Man in HollywoodHis condition eventually got the better of him, and in 1993 André passed away due to heart failure. He will forever be revered for his superior talent in wrestling and, among others, his iconic role in The Princess Bride.last_img read more

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2019-08-30

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Poll Do you find harnesses sexy

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He spoke at a joint session of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the 2019 SCCT meeting.  Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes Nate Bachman, graduate research assistant in the Human Cardiovascular Physiology Lab of the Dept. of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University, describes how he and fellow researchers used multiple types of cardiac imaging to evaluate the health of athletes who compete in endurance events lasting six hours or more, and what the results may suggest for future screening.Watch the VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019, an interview with AHRA President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA. 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At the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI)/American College of Radiology (ACR) 2019 Symposium, Rasu Shrestha, M.D., MBA, chief strategy officer for Atrium Health, discusses his new role with Atrium, the hype cycle of artificial intelligence (AI) and the key elements of getting AI in radiology — and in healthcare — right.Read the article “Atrium Health Debuts Amazon Alexa Skill to Help Patients Access Medical Care”Listen to the podcast Is Artificial Intelligence The Doom of Radiology?, a discussion with Shrestha. Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos Radiation Therapy | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Creating a Low-cost Radiotherapy System for the Developing World Paul Liu, Ph.D., post-doctoral research associate, Image X Institute at the University of Sydney, Australia, explains how his center is working on a low-cost radiation therapy system for the developing world. The Nano-X system will use a fixed linac gantry and rotate the patient around the beam. This would lighten the weight of the system, reduce the need for room shielding, and cut the number iof moving parts to lower costs and ease maintanence. Liu spoke about the project in sessions at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Cardio-oncology | March 22, 2019 VIDEO: Characterization of Cardiac Structural Changes and Function Following Radiation Therapy Magid Awadalla, MBBS, is an advanced cardiac imaging research fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has been involved in an imaging study of cardiac changes from photon radiotherapy in breast cancer patients using serial cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The radiotherapy beams used to treat breast cancer pass close to the neighboring heart, which can cause cardiac cell damage leading to issues like heart failure later on. He spoke on the topic of cardio-oncology at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2019 meeting. 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Operators can use the conversational voice interface to retrieve information without breaking sterile scrub. The technology uses using natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning to rapidly provide information about device sizing and compatibility in IR.Seals spoke at the 2019 Radiology AIMed conference in Chicago in June. Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the name-sake of the Agatston score used in CT calcium scoring. He explains the history of the scoring system from the early 1990s and the evolution of CT technology for cardiac imaging. The latest American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 cholesterol guidelines now include the use of CT calcium scoring, which was a big topic at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. 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Among the main focuses at the meeting were clinical decision support (CDS), artificial intelligence (AI) and the use of data analytics to improve equipment and personnel performance. Watch the VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes, an interview with Colorado State University graduate research assistant Nate Bachman at AHRA 2019. 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He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos Technology Reports View all 9 items Computed Tomography (CT) | January 08, 2016 RSNA Technology Report 2015: Computed Tomography Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of computed tomography (CT) advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2015. The video includes Freiherr during his booth tours with some of the key vendors who were featuring new technology. Find more news and videos from AAPM. AAPM | July 29, 2019 VIDEO: Efforts to Define the Roles of Medical Physicists and Assistants for Regulators Brent Parker, Ph.D., DABR, professor of radiation physics and medical physicist at MD Anderson Cancer Center, explains how the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) is creating guidelines to better define the roles of non-physicist assistants. He said there is a lack of state regulatory oversight for medical physicists or their assistants, partly because there are no guidelines from the medical societies. AAPM has created a series of policy statements to better define these the roles and requirements for all of these positions. Parker said the goal is to give state regulators the the definitions needed to create oversight guidelines. He spoke on this topic in sessions at the AAPM 2019 meeting. Find more news and videos from AAPM. AAPM | July 29, 2019 VIDEO: Trends in Medical Physics at the AAPM 2019 meeting Mahadevappa Mahesh, Ph.D., chief of medical physicist and professor of radiology and medical physics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, and treasurer of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), explains some of the trends in medical physics and new features of the AAPM 2019 meeting. Watch the related VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care — Interview with AAPM President Cynthia McCollough, Ph.D., at the 2019 AAPM meeting.center_img Related GE Edison Platform Content:VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence – GE Builds AI Applications on Edison PlatformGE Healthcare Unveils New Applications and Smart Devices Built on Edison Platform Women’s Health | March 25, 2019 VIDEO: Ultrasound Versus MRI for Imaging of the Female Pelvis Deborah Levine, M.D., professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School and vice chair for academic affairs in the Department of Radiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, describes scenarios where magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could be more useful than ultrasound in issues with the female pelvis. Find more news and videos from AAPM. AAPM | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care Cynthia McCollough, Ph.D., director of the Mayo Clinic Computed Tomography (CT) Clinical Innovation Center, professor of medical physics and biomedical engineering, and the 2019 president of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), explains the “building bridges” theme of the 2019 AAPM meeting. This theme was the focus of her president’s address at the 2019 AAPM meeting. She spoke on the theme of diversity and how to break down the barriers between various minorities, male-female, religion, national origin, etc. She gave many photo examples of how we pigeon hole people into neat categories and that we often say we have equally in society, however her images showed recent images of big political summits where there are no women present, or they were the secretaries in the background. She said in medical practice, department administration and collaboration on projects, people need to be cognoscente of bias they have engrained by culture for which they may not even be aware.She showed a slide of the AAPM membership makeup by generation and said members need to keep in mind the way each generation thinks and communicates varies by their generation’s life experience and upbringing. McCollough said understanding these differences can help bridge perceived gaps in communication. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Information Technology | April 17, 2019 itnTV “Conversations”: Creating an Interoperability Strategy With Intellispace Enterprise Edition as the foundation, Philips Healthcare is connecting facilities and service areas within enterprises, while developing standards-based interoperability that preserves customers’ investments and best of breed systems.  Clinical Decision Support | June 29, 2017 VIDEO: Clinical Decision Support Requirements for Cardiac Imaging Rami Doukky, M.D., system chair, Division of Cardiology, professor of medicine, Cook County Health and Hospitals System, Chicago, discusses the new CMS requirements for clinical decision support (CDS) appropriate use criteria (AUC) documentation in cardiac imaging starting on Jan. 1, 2018. He spoke at the 2017 American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) Today meeting. Read the article “CMS to Require Appropriate Use Criteria Documentation for Medical Imaging Orders.” Related Artificial Intelligence ContentTechnology Report: Artificial Intelligence 2017VIDEO: RSNA Post-game Report on Artificial IntelligenceVIDEO: AI in Tumor Diagnostics, Treatment and Follow-upVIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Help Reduce Gadolinium Dose in MRIVIDEO: AI, Analytics and Informatics: The Future is Here Brachytherapy Systems | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: New Alpha Emitter Brachytherapy Seeds in Development Lior Arazi, Ph.D., assistant professor at Ben-Gurion University, Israel, explains the potential benefits of a new Radium-224 brachytherapy seed technology he is helping develop. The technology uses high-dose alpha particles to kill cancer cells, but has a very short tissue penetration, so it can be placed very close to critical structures without causing collateral damage to healthy tissue. He discussed this technology in sessions at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Artificial Intelligence | July 22, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Machine Learning to Automate Radiotherapy Treatment Planning Leigh Conroy, Ph.D., physics resident, University Health Network, Princess Margaret Cancer Center, Toronto, Canada, explains how her center is using machine learning to automate treatment plans. The center is one of the first to use the RayStation machine learning treatment planning system for radiation oncology. She spoke at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Find more news and videos from AAPM. TomoTherapy introduced its HD radiation therapy platform at ASTRO 2010. The system allows both helical and direct fixed angle radiation therapy treatments. The HD’s hardware also aids in stereotactic procedures for intercranial radiation therapy.The HD adds functionality to the machine itself, so more can be done at the patient’s side. This includes couch positioning and links to the hospital information system (HIS). TomoTherapy also highlighted its relocatable radiation therapy (RT) system, which is mounted in a semi-truck trailer. The configuration helps bring cancer treatment to underserved areas, or allows uninterrupted service while a permanent RT bunker is being constructed. For more information: www.tomotherapy.com Radiation Therapy | February 21, 2019 VIDEO: Whole Versus Partial Radiotherapy for Breast Cancer ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with Christy Kesslering, M.D., medical director of radiation oncology at the Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center, about the different radiation therapy options for breast cancer patients offered at the center.Watch the VIDEOs Advancements in Radiation Therapy for Brain Cancer and Multidisciplinary Treatment of Brain Tumors with Vinai Gondi, M.D., director of research and CNS neuro-oncology at the Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center.Additional videos and coverage of Northwestern Medicine Artificial Intelligence | January 15, 2019 Technology Report: Artificial Intelligence 2018 In Artificial Intelligence 2018: What Radiologists Need to Know About AI, ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of artificial intelligence (AI) advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2018 annual meeting. Related Cardiac Sarcoidosis Content:ASNC and SNMMI Release Joint Document on Diagnosis, Treatment of Cardiac SarcoidosisNew PET-CT Scan Improves Detection in Rare Cardiac Condition25 Most Impactful Nuclear Cardiology ArticlesRecent Advances in Cardiac Nuclear Imaging Technology Artificial Intelligence | March 28, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence – GE Builds AI Applications on Edison Platform GE launched a new brand that covers artificial intelligence (AI) at the Radiological Socoety of North American (RSNA) 2018 meeting. The company showed several works-in-progress, including a critical care suite of algorithms and experimental applications for brain MR. Each is being built on GE’s Edison Platform. Related GE Edison Platform Content:GE Healthcare Unveils New Applications and Smart Devices Built on Edison PlatformVIDEO: itnTV Conversations — What is Edison? Find more news and videos from AAPM. Find more SCCT news and videos Related CT Calcium Scorining Content:VIDEO: New Cholesterol Guidelines Support CT Calcium Scoring for Risk Assessment — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D.CT Calcium Scoring Becoming a Key Risk Factor AssessmentACC and AHA Release Updated Cholesterol Guidelines for 2018VIDEO: CT Calcium Scoring to Screen For Who Should Take Statins — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D. Enterprise Imaging | March 27, 2019 VIDEO: GE Healthcare’s CCA Analytics Provides Governance for Enterprise Imaging GE Healthcare Centricity Clinical Archive (CCA) Analytics, shown at RSNA 2018, works directly with the vendor neutral archive (VNA), allowing users to evaluate clinical, financial and operational processes across the healthcare system. The analytics solution shows how all of the different components of the archive and all of the imaging sources — departments, facilities and modalities — are working across the enterprise. 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 Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2019 meeting in July. The system was pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval at AHRA, but received FDA 510(k) clearance in early August 2019.The system features a 33-inch aperture, large enough to place a wheelchair inside. It can be rotated 90 degrees in either direction and the deck can be parked in any position, making it easier for patients to get on and off the 660-pound weight table. The FluoroSpeed X1 offers controls that are ergonomic for technologists, with duplicate controls on each side for either a left- or right-handed tech. The machine also has a large aperture to allow swallow studies.The FluoroSpeed X1 comes equipped with a 17 x 17-inch dynamic digital X-ray detector (FPD) in the table bucky, allowing it to both be used for fluoroscopy as well as radiographic exams.Read more about the FluoroSpeed X1:Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Digital Radiography (DR) | October 05, 2016 Technology Report: Digital Radiography Systems Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of digital radiography (DR) advances at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2016 meeting. Read the article “The Coming Push for DR.”  Watch a technology report sidebar video on new DR Systems technology. Advanced Visualization | April 01, 2019 VIDEO: The GE iCenter Looks Toward the Future of New Technologies GE Healthcare goes beyond core equipment maintenance to help clients solve some of their most important asset and clinical performance challenges through digital solutions. 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) scanner on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting in July. It is aimed at cardiology office based imaging and was released this past spring at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.The system has removable tablets on each side of the scanner where the tech can adjust the machine, review scout scans and trigger the scanner. The idea is to improve workflow and allow the tech to remain at the bedside longer to be with the patient, rather tucked away in a remote control room using an intercom.The entire system is built into the gantry seen here, so there is no need for extra equipment in a closet, cabinet or server tower.It comes in a 128 slice configuration with 4 cm of anatomical coverage per rotation.It uses the Stellar detector and tin filtration to eliminate low energy photons and help lower dose. It can be programmed to aid workflow by automatically removing bone, create cured planar reconstructions, lung CAD and other post-processing features so more time can be spent on reading scans. The scanner also comes with a HeartFlow FFR-CT starter pack.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor 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 Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2019 meeting in July. The system was pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval at AHRA, but received FDA 510(k) clearance in early August 2019.The system features a 33-inch aperture, large enough to place a wheelchair inside. It can be rotated 90 degrees in either direction and the deck can be parked in any position, making it easier for patients to get on and off the 660-pound weight table. The FluoroSpeed X1 offers controls that are ergonomic for technologists, with duplicate controls on each side for either a left- or right-handed tech. The machine also has a large aperture to allow swallow studies.The FluoroSpeed X1 comes equipped with a 17 x 17-inch dynamic digital X-ray detector (FPD) in the table bucky, allowing it to both be used for fluoroscopy as well as radiographic exams.Read more about the FluoroSpeed X1:Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Videos | March 22, 2011 TomoTherapy – HD Allows Helical and Fixed Radiation Treatments RSNA | April 03, 2019 VIDEO: Editor’s Choice of the Most Innovative New Technology at RSNA 2018 ITN Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the most interesting new medical imaging technologies displayed on the expo floor at the 2018 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting. The video includes new technologies for fetal ultrasound, CT, MRI, mobile DR X-ray, a new generation of fluoroscopy systems, MRI contrast mapping to better identify tumors, and a new technique to create moving X-ray images from standard DR imaging.Watch the related VIDEO: Editor’s Choice of the Most Innovative New Artificial Intelligence Technologies at RSNA 2018. This inlcudes a tour of some of the recently FDA-cleared AI technologies for medical imaging at RSNA 2018.  Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the name-sake of the Agatston score used in CT calcium scoring. He explains the history of the scoring system from the early 1990s and the evolution of CT technology for cardiac imaging. The latest American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 cholesterol guidelines now include the use of CT calcium scoring, which was a big topic at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McCollough, Ph.D., director of the Mayo Clinic CT Clinical Innovation Center, professor of medical physics and biomedical engineering and the 2019 president of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), shares her insights on the latest advances in computed tomography (CT) imaging technology. She spoke at the 2019 AAPM meeting. She also did an interview at AAPM on her president’s theme for the 2019 meeting – VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care.Find more news and videos from AAPM. Nuclear Imaging | August 24, 2017 VIDEO: Implementing CZT SPECT Cardiac Protocols to Reduce Radiation Dose Randy Thompson, M.D., attending cardiologist, St. Luke’s Mid-America Heart Institute, Kansas City, explains protocols and what to consider when working with the newer generation CZT-SPECT camera systems for nuclear cardiology. He spoke during the 2017 American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) Today technology update meeting. Watch the related VIDEO “PET vs. SPECT in Nuclear Cardiology and Recent Advances in Technology.” Read the related articles “Managing Dose in PET and SPECT Myocardial Perfusion Imaging,”  and “Advances in Cardiac Nuclear Imaging.” Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes Nate Bachman, graduate research assistant in the Human Cardiovascular Physiology Lab of the Dept. of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University, describes how he and fellow researchers used multiple types of cardiac imaging to evaluate the health of athletes who compete in endurance events lasting six hours or more, and what the results may suggest for future screening.Watch the VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019, an interview with AHRA President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA. Nuclear Imaging | April 28, 2017 VIDEO: Trends in Nuclear Cardiology Imaging David Wolinsky, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at Cleveland Clinic Florida and past-president of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), discusses advancements in nuclear imaging and some of the issues facing the subspecialty. Related CT Calcium Scorining Content:VIDEO: New Cholesterol Guidelines Support CT Calcium Scoring for Risk Assessment — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D.CT Calcium Scoring Becoming a Key Risk Factor AssessmentACC and AHA Release Updated Cholesterol Guidelines for 2018VIDEO: CT Calcium Scoring to Screen For Who Should Take Statins — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D. 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., FACC, assistant professor of medicine and radiology, associate program director, advanced cardiac imaging fellowship, University of Utah, explains what radiologists and cardiologists need to know what is needed from CT imaging prior to ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation (AF) and ventricular fibrillation (VF). He spoke at a joint session of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the 2019 SCCT meeting.  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 Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2019 meeting in July. The system was pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval at AHRA, but received FDA 510(k) clearance in early August 2019.The system features a 33-inch aperture, large enough to place a wheelchair inside. It can be rotated 90 degrees in either direction and the deck can be parked in any position, making it easier for patients to get on and off the 660-pound weight table. The FluoroSpeed X1 offers controls that are ergonomic for technologists, with duplicate controls on each side for either a left- or right-handed tech. The machine also has a large aperture to allow swallow studies.The FluoroSpeed X1 comes equipped with a 17 x 17-inch dynamic digital X-ray detector (FPD) in the table bucky, allowing it to both be used for fluoroscopy as well as radiographic exams.Read more about the FluoroSpeed X1:Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Artificial Intelligence | July 12, 2019 VIDEO: The Economics of Artificial Intelligence Khan Siddiqui, M.D., founder and CEO of HOPPR, discusses the economic advantages and costs presented by artificial intelligence (AI) applications in radiology, as well as potential strategies for healthcare providers looking to add AI to their armamentarium, at the 2019 Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting. Digital Pathology | July 11, 2019 VIDEO: Integrating Digital Pathology With Radiology Toby Cornish, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor and medical director of informatics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, explains how the subspecialty of digital pathology has evolved in recent years, the benefits of integrating pathology and radiology, and how artificial intelligence (AI) may smooth the transition, at the 2019 Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting.  Nuclear Imaging | March 22, 2019 VIDEO: Utilization of PET For Evaluation of Cardiac Sarcoidosis Raza Alvi, M.D., a research fellow in radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, has been involved in a study of a positron-emission tomography (PET) FDG radiotracer agent to image sarcoidosis. The inflammatory disease affects multiple organs and usually include abnormal masses or nodules (granulomas) consisting of inflamed tissues that can form in the heart. Alvi presented on this topic at American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2019 meeting.  Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes Nate Bachman, graduate research assistant in the Human Cardiovascular Physiology Lab of the Dept. of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University, describes how he and fellow researchers used multiple types of cardiac imaging to evaluate the health of athletes who compete in endurance events lasting six hours or more, and what the results may suggest for future screening.Watch the VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019, an interview with AHRA President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA. Find more SCCT news and videos Enterprise Imaging | July 08, 2019 VIDEO: Building the Right Team for Enterprise Imaging Success — Part 1 ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with Don Dennison, healthcare IT consultant and Chris Roth, M.D., associate professor of radiology, vice chair, information technology and clinical informatics, and director of imaging informatics strategy at Duke University Medical Center, about how to find the right people to deploy a successful enterprise imaging strategy. Radiation Oncology | July 22, 2019 VIDEO: Use of a Fully Self-contained Brain Radiotherapy System Stephen Sorensen, Ph.D., DABR, chief of medical physics, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona, explains the first commercial use of the Zap-X stereotactic radio surgery (SRS) brain radiotherapy system. The system uses a capsule-like shield to surround the gantry and patient, eliminating the need for expensive room build outs requiring vaults. The goal of the system is to expand SRS brain therapy by making it easier and less expensive to acquire the treatment system. Sorensen spoke about this system in sessions at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Related content:Atrium Health Debuts Amazon Alexa Skill to Help Patients Access Medical CareSmart Speaker Technology Harnessed for Hospital Medical Treatments Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the name-sake of the Agatston score used in CT calcium scoring. He explains the history of the scoring system from the early 1990s and the evolution of CT technology for cardiac imaging. The latest American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 cholesterol guidelines now include the use of CT calcium scoring, which was a big topic at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. 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) scanner on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting in July. It is aimed at cardiology office based imaging and was released this past spring at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.The system has removable tablets on each side of the scanner where the tech can adjust the machine, review scout scans and trigger the scanner. The idea is to improve workflow and allow the tech to remain at the bedside longer to be with the patient, rather tucked away in a remote control room using an intercom.The entire system is built into the gantry seen here, so there is no need for extra equipment in a closet, cabinet or server tower.It comes in a 128 slice configuration with 4 cm of anatomical coverage per rotation.It uses the Stellar detector and tin filtration to eliminate low energy photons and help lower dose. It can be programmed to aid workflow by automatically removing bone, create cured planar reconstructions, lung CAD and other post-processing features so more time can be spent on reading scans. The scanner also comes with a HeartFlow FFR-CT starter pack.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Assist in Pediatric Imaging Sudhen Desai, M.D., FSIR, interventional radiologist at Texas Children’s Hospital, editor of IR Quarterly for the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) and on the Board of Directors for the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs, explained how artificial intelligence (AI) can assist in pediatric imaging and the pitfalls of training AI systems. He spoke at the 2019 Radiology AIMed conference. Deep learning algorithms require large amounts of patient case data to train the systems to read medical images automatically without human intervention. However, in pediatrics, there are often much lower numbers of normal and abnormal scans that can be used compared to vast amounts of adult exams available. This makes it difficult to train systems, so AI developers are coming up with innovative new ways to train their software. Compounding issues with training pediatric imaging AI is that the normal ranges change very quickly for young children due to their rapid development. He explained what is normal for a 2-year-old may not be normal for a 5-year-old.Desai and other pediatric physicians who spoke at the conference said AI could have a big impact on pediatric imaging where there are not enough specialists for the increasing image volumes. Information Technology View all 220 items Related content:VIDEO: Implementation of Artificial Intelligence Tools in Radiology Practice — Interview with Lawrence Tanenbaum, M.D.VIDEO: AI That Second Reads Radiology Reports and Deals With Incidental Findings — Interview with Nina Kottler, M.D.Technology Report: Artificial Intelligence at RSNA 2018VIDEO: Implementation of Artificial Intelligence Tools in Radiology Practice Related content:itnTV “Conversations”: The Accuray Philosophy Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA, discuss some of the most important clinical topics at the 2019 AHRA Annual Meeting and how the association plans to help its members embrace technological change in the coming years. Among the main focuses at the meeting were clinical decision support (CDS), artificial intelligence (AI) and the use of data analytics to improve equipment and personnel performance. Watch the VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes, an interview with Colorado State University graduate research assistant Nate Bachman at AHRA 2019. Artificial Intelligence | March 13, 2019 VIDEO: How iCad Uses AI to Speed Breast Tomosynthesis At RSNA 2018, iCad showed how its ProFound AI for digital breast tomosynthesis technology might help in the interpretation of tomosynthesis exams. Rodney Hawkins, vice president of marketing for iCad, discusses how this technology can better help detect the cancer.Related content:Artificial Intelligence 2018: What Radiologists Need to Know About AIRSNA 2018 Sunday – Improving, Not Replacing 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) scanner on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting in July. It is aimed at cardiology office based imaging and was released this past spring at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.The system has removable tablets on each side of the scanner where the tech can adjust the machine, review scout scans and trigger the scanner. The idea is to improve workflow and allow the tech to remain at the bedside longer to be with the patient, rather tucked away in a remote control room using an intercom.The entire system is built into the gantry seen here, so there is no need for extra equipment in a closet, cabinet or server tower.It comes in a 128 slice configuration with 4 cm of anatomical coverage per rotation.It uses the Stellar detector and tin filtration to eliminate low energy photons and help lower dose. It can be programmed to aid workflow by automatically removing bone, create cured planar reconstructions, lung CAD and other post-processing features so more time can be spent on reading scans. The scanner also comes with a HeartFlow FFR-CT starter pack.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floorlast_img read more

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