Navibulgar Exercises Option for Two More Bulkers

first_imgzoom Bulgarian shipping company Navigation Maritime Bulgare (Navibulgar) confirmed the building of another two 45,000 DWT bulk carriers of Bluetech 45 design at Chinese builder Jiangsu Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Group Ltd. The deal is a continuation of the contract for 4+2 newbuildings signed in July this year.“This constitutes another confident step towards the implementation of Navibulgar’s objective to operate towards the middle of the 2020s its own fleet of 1.5 million tons of average age below 7 years,” the company said.The company aims to establish itself as one of the leading shipowners in Europe in the Handy-size bulker sector.In August, the company booked construction of four 42,000 DWT ships at China’s Chengxi shipyard, plus two optional vessels of identical size.Navibulgar has a fleet of over 30 vessels including 26 Handy/Handymax bulk carriers of over 25,000 DWT.last_img read more

You rock Saskatchewan university helps restore teens geology museum

first_imgSASKATOON – A teen geologist from the Saskatoon area is feeling a bit more weighed down after a visit to the rock vault at the University of Saskatchewan last week.But he’s fine with that.Prof. Kevin Amstell invited 13-year-old Judah Tyreman to visit the geology building to help replenish some of the rare rocks and minerals that were stolen from the teen last month.Judah and his sisters opened the Sesula Mineral and Gem Museum and Rock Shop two years ago in Radisson, about 65 kilometres northwest of Saskatoon.The museum was receiving glowing reviews, but then a thief hit and stole between $6,000 and $8,000 worth of exhibits.The professor wanted to help Judah resupply the museum, so he gave the boy and his family time on Thursday to pick rocks from the university vault to take home.“This is a geologist’s candy store,” Judah said of the visit.The teen and his sisters were told to pick any rock specimens they liked. The three searched through hundreds of shelves and selected a variety of fossils and gems to bring back to their Radisson home.“It’s quite amazing. There’s so many pieces,” Judah said. “I’m so honoured.”Anstell said many of the rocks in the vault had been sitting in the basement of the geology building since it was constructed in 1986.“Once I heard on the news about the break-in, I decided it was obvious the department would want to help him re-stock,” Anstell said.He noted the teen’s knowledge of the field was impressive.“I was amazed … he could identify minerals very, very quickly,” the professor said.“He would put many of our students to shame.”Anstell said he hopes to convince Judah to attend the University of Saskatchewan’s geology program when he’s ready.For now, the boy is focusing on his own short-term plans for his rock museum.The family is contemplating an expansion — including a 19th-century mine theme in the basement.(CKOM)last_img read more

Come From Away flies into the black on Broadway

first_img Login/Register With: Advertisement The cast from Come From Away is shown in this undated handout photo. Business is booming for the homegrown hit musical Come From Away on Broadway. (MATTHEW MURPHY / THE CANADIAN PRESS) Business is booming for the homegrown hit musical Come From Away on Broadway.Junkyard Dog Productions announced Tuesday that the Tony Award-winning show has recouped its $12-million investment in less than eight months on the Great White Way.Co-created by Canadian husband-and-wife duo Irene Sankoff and David Hein, the show is set in Gander, N.L., in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks. The remote town provided refuge to 6,579 passengers and crew from 38 planes that were diverted when U.S. air space was closed.After being staged in several cities, including Toronto, the show began performances on Broadway on Feb. 18, 2017 and officially opened on March 12. The venue is Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, where the show continues to play to standing-room-only audiences, producers said.Come From Away was nominated for seven Tonys and won one for best direction.It will return to Toronto with an all-Canadian cast at Mirvish Productions’ Royal Alexandra Theatre on Feb. 13, 2018.The show will also hit Winnipeg for a limited four-week engagement, from Jan. 4 to Feb. 3, 2018, at the John Hirsch Mainstage at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre.Come From Away is also preparing for a North American tour next year, kicking off at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre in October 2018.THE CANADIAN PRESS Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Moroccan Boxer Saadas Trial Postponed to January 24

Rabat – Following the alleged sexual assault of two cleaning ladies on August 5th in the Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro, the trial of Moroccan boxer Hassan Saada has been postponed to January 24th for procedural reasons.Speaking to Le360, Saada’s lawyer, Noureddine Benabdenbi, said, “The trial was postponed to hear the second housekeeper, take note of the many documents on file and examine the mobile phone of the boxer.”Upon his arrest, a few hours before the opening of the ceremony of the 2016 Rio Games, Saada was placed behind bars for six days. He was released later at the behest of his lawyer, upon on conditions that he surrender his passport to Brazilian authorities, stay away from the Olympic village and return to court to attend the hearing. Last week Moroccan daily, Al Massae, reported that the Moroccan consulate in Rio has requested the Brazilian judiciary to transfer Saada’s case to the Supreme Federal Court of Brazil in order to rush his verdict, but the consulate’s plea was refused.Due to the nature of the charges against him, Saada did not participate in his first scheduled fight against Turkish boxer Mehmet Nadir Ünal, who subsequently advanced with a walkover. read more

SubSaharan Africa is poorer than 20 years ago UN report

The report, titled Economic Development in Africa: Performance, Prospects and Policy Issues, says bolstering growth and halving poverty in Africa over the next 15 years will require a dramatic increase in aid and trade for the continent.With a projected growth rate of just over 3 per cent for the next decade, Africa’s fortunes are unlikely to improve, the report says. This figure, marginally above population growth, is only half of the 6 per cent target set by the UN 10 years ago to tackle the continent’s economic and social challenges.The study recommends financing development through a doubling of aid flows, a bolder approach to debt relief (including a standstill on debt repayment), an independent assessment of debt sustainability, a full review of all current agreements and practices in the international trading system, and a critical review of adjustment and poverty reduction policies for raising growth and bettering income distribution.According to the report, one of the major reasons for the region’s marginalization is that 80 per cent of the sub-continent’s exports consist of oil and non-oil commodities whose prices have been declining relative to exports from the rest of the world. If the terms of trade had stayed at 1980 levels, Africa’s share of world exports would be double today’s figure. African growth per annum could have been 1.4 percentage points higher, raising per capita income to a level 50 per cent above the current figure.Over all, per capita income in Africa in 2000 was 10 per cent below the level reached in 1980. Despite some improvement in agricultural growth rates in recent years, 28 million Africans are facing severe food shortages this year, the report states. Two decades of sub-standard growth have hit the poorest 20 per cent the hardest, their incomes dropping by 2 per cent a year. read more

Reynolds American selling Natural American Spirits international businesses for about 5B

by The Associated Press Posted Sep 29, 2015 4:36 am MDT Last Updated Sep 29, 2015 at 6:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this July 15, 2014, file photo, Natural American Spirit cigarettes are on display for sale, in Doral, Fla. Japan Tobacco is buying the non-U.S. assets of Reynolds American’s Natural American Spirit for about $5 billion in cash, the companies announced, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. The deal doesn’t include rights to the Natural American Spirit brand name and associated trademarks in the U.S., U.S. duty-free locations, U.S. territories or in U.S. military outlets, all which will be kept by Reynolds American subsidiary Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Co. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File) Reynolds American selling Natural American Spirit’s international businesses for about $5B WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Japan Tobacco is buying the non-U.S. assets of Reynolds American’s Natural American Spirit for about $5 billion in cash.Reynolds American Inc., the second-biggest tobacco company in the U.S., is the parent of Camel and Pall Mall cigarette maker R.J. Reynolds.The international businesses included in the transaction distribute and market Natural American Spirit additive-free and organic styles of cigarettes and roll-your-own tobacco mostly in European and Asian markets.The deal doesn’t include rights to the Natural American Spirit brand name and associated trademarks in the U.S., U.S. duty-free locations, U.S. territories or in U.S. military outlets, all which will be kept by Reynolds American subsidiary Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Co.Reynolds American CEO Susan Cameron said in a written statement Tuesday that once the deal closes, the international rights to all of Reynolds American’s operating companies’ cigarette trademarks will be owned by international companies, allowing the company to better focus on growth in the U.S.The Japan Tobacco Group and Reynolds want to lock up regulatory approval for the deal by early next year.Reynolds American is based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. read more

Fort Vancouver exhibit explores history of everyday women

first_imgThere’s a famous phrase that goes “well-behaved women seldom make history,” but Meagan Huff isn’t entirely on board.The assistant curator at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site spent Saturday afternoon talking to visitors about Marguerite and Eloisa McLoughlin, a mother and daughter who lived at the Hudson’s Bay Company fort. Huff’s pop-up display was part of a special program on women’s history at the fort on Saturday, the last day of Women’s History Month.“They never stormed a barricade,” Huff said of the mother-daughter duo. “Sometimes, women have to be out of this mold to be revered, but they lived these full, fascinating lives that are worth talking about.”The two ended up at the fort in 1824 after Marguerite McLoughlin’s first husband died, leaving her with four kids at Fort William in Ontario, Canada. She married John McLoughlin, and they came to Fort Vancouver around 1824. Eloisa McLoughlin was about 7 when they arrived at Fort Vancouver, and in her writing, she described growing up at the fort to be isolating. Males and females were separated. The women and girls ate in their own mess hall and weren’t allowed visitors, unless the visitors were women, which was rare, Huff said.“We never saw anybody,” Eloisa McLoughlin wrote about her time at the fort, according to Huff.When deciding on which women to honor for the event, Huff said she picked Marguerite and Eloisa McLoughlin because they are two of her favorites. Both women were widows and moved around with kids, with Eloisa McLoughlin leaving the fort after her first marriage and ending up in Alaska and later in San Francisco and Portland.Huff’s display was in the white Chief Factor’s House, and featured pictures of both women, as well as a few items they owned that were donated to the park’s museum by relatives. She showed off needle cases, thimbles and bead containers all made from ivory or bone. There was also a bag Eloisa McLoughlin made with beading.last_img read more

ASA Urges Strong Support of USDAs Export Programs

first_imgIn a letter sent this week to the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee, the American Soybean Association (ASA) joined farm groups in urging strong support for maintaining funding for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s export programs, including the Market Access Program (MAP) and Foreign Market Development (FMD) Program. The Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee marked up and approved the FY13 Agriculture Appropriations bill on June 6. As approved, the legislation includes full funding of $200 million for MAP and $34.5 million for FMD.In the letter, the groups reminded the subcommittee that the increase in market development spending through MAP and FMD since 2002 corresponds to an increase of $6.1 billion in the annual value of U.S. agricultural exports, an increase of U.S. farm cash receipts by $4.4 billion, and an increase in net cash farm income by $1.5 billion.”For every additional $1 expended by government and industry on market development during this period, U.S. food and agricultural exports increased by $35, a 35 to 1 return on investment. At the same time, the study also found that U.S. domestic farm support payments were reduced by roughly $54 million annually due to higher prices from increased demand abroad, thus reducing the net cost of farm programs,” stated the groups in the letter.The House Appropriations Committee is expected to consider the FY13 Agriculture bill the week of June 18. MAP and FMD were also approved at $200 million and $34.5 million respectively in the version of the legislation approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee in late April.ASA represents all U.S. soybean farmers on domestic and international issues of importance to the soybean industry. ASA’s advocacy efforts are made possible through the voluntary membership in ASA by more than 21,000 farmers in 31 states where soybeans are grown.###For more information contact:Patrick Delaney, ASA Communications Director, 202-969-7040, pdelaney@soy.orglast_img read more

Memorial held in Miami for slain rapper Nipsey Hussle

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – A moving memorial was held in Miami for slain rapper Nipsey Hussle.The memorial at Roots Collective along Northwest Seventh Avenue and 55th Street was just one of many events held around the country to remember the musician, Saturday.The 33-year-old rapper was shot and killed outside his Los Angeles clothing store on March 31.Family, friends and fans paid tribute to the artist.“Nipsey stood for a lot of purposes we stand for,” said Isaiah Thomas, who attended the memorial in Miami. “He was pushing a lot of movements we also push, so he was a beacon. He was a beacon of hope for our communities, a beacon of hope for us and influenced us also and inspired a lot of people.”Several dozen people showed up to the memorial holding candles and releasing balloons in his name.Margaret Boutte, Hussle’s grandmother, who helped raised him, recently opened up about his death for the first time. She said her broken heart finds comfort seeing how much her grandson affected so many people.“I never knew there was so much love like I love him, so that’s uplifting that so many people loved and understood him,” said Boutte. “I hope these young people will get the message and live a better life. Live a better life.”A large memorial is scheduled for Thursday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Anchorage Scientist Studies Ancient Cancer For Clues To Modern Disease

first_imgCancer is often described as a modern disease. But the skeletal remains of our ancient ancestors are marked by the ravages of cancer. And an Anchorage scientist- who’s a cancer survivor, thinks those prehistoric bones could hold clues to understanding how the disease works today. It’s an emerging field though, that has some critics. Download AudioPaleo-oncologist Katie Hunt. Photo by Annie Feidt.This is what happens when Katie Hunt tells people what she does for work:“I get a lot of head nodding and then confusion.”Hunt is a new kind of scientist. She studies ancient cancer.In 2012, she co-founded the Paleo-oncology Research Organization. The group wants to develop standards for detecting and diagnosing cancer in ancient skeletons. Hunt is convinced tracking the evolution of the disease will help scientists understand modern cancer.“We basically have a lot of information from the last 70 years or so. But can you imagine what it would be like to document cancer from the last ten thousand years?”As a kid Hunt was obsessed with archaeology. She filled binders with her favorite National Geographic stories on ancient worlds. At the end of her sophomore year in college in Washington state, Hunt went on her first dig in Egypt. She spent five weeks excavating a site in the Nile Delta where an ancient beer factory had been built inside a temple:“Because the priests were paid in beer, food and beer.”In the rubble of the beer factory, Hunt came across a single burial site. She carefully preserved a layer of pure white matting. Then she brushed away the dirt to reveal a partial skeleton from a woman who lived roughly five thousand years ago. It was the moment she knew she wanted to study human remains:“I got very excited and it was just kind of this suddenly, like oh, this is what I’m supposed to do in archaeology, this is why I’m so drawn to archaeology.”At the time, Hunt didn’t even know the field of paleopathology existed. But she wanted to know more about how this woman lived and why she died. She went back and forth to Egypt, and started learning how to study disease and trauma in ancient skeletons.Then life interrupted.At the end of the school year in 2009, Hunt had bloating and swelling in her stomach, with some intense pain. She assumed it was a stress induced ulcer:“Things just got so bad that I ended up going into the emergency room and they discovered the tumor.”After emergency surgery, doctors told Hunt she had a rare and aggressive type of ovarian cancer. She was just 22 years old. Hunt spent the summer enduring a series of marathon inpatient chemotherapy sessions.The treatment worked. In October, a month after she finished chemotherapy, Hunt went back to Egypt for more field work. This time she was working in the Valley of the Kings, analyzing the bones of several skeletons that suffered from a mysterious disease:“That was kind of that moment where I was like, what if cancer did exist in ancient societies and if it did, how did they deal with it?”Holes that are evidence of cancer in an ancient skeleton from Sudan. Courtesy Trustees of the British MuseumThe skeletons didn’t turn out to have cancer. But the experience prompted Hunt to write an undergraduate thesis showing cancer did exist in ancient times- Hippocrates wrote about it and even gave cancer its name. She wanted to turn that research into something more tangible and actually find cancer in skeletal remains. When the disease metastasizes to the bone, it leaves behind either holes or a buildup on the skeleton.Hunt enrolled in graduate school in paleopathology in England with a focus on ancient cancers:“Almost nothing had been done up to that point.”But there were some documented cases of cancer in skeletal remains. Hunt spent two years compiling every ancient cancer case study she could find into a database. In all, she came across 230 individuals who likely had cancer. Hunt wants to use the database to develop standards for diagnosing ancient cancers.She thinks paleo-oncology is key to tracing how cancer developed through big events in human history, like the transition to agricultural societies:“If we are able to document cancer through that time period we might be able to see changes in how it was manifested in the human body. So tracing those and understanding the development of cancer through these big periods can really help us understand the causes of cancer today.”Hunt is getting a lot of attention for her work. She gave a TED talk in Vancouver in March. And earlier this month, Fast Company put her on it’s list of the 100 most creative people in business. But she has critics too.“Paleo-oncology is not going to help us understand how to diagnose or treat  modern cases of cancer. It just won’t.”Robert Weinberg is a professor and cancer researcher at MIT who wrote a book on cancer biology. He’s worried paleo-oncology will draw public funding away from research that holds more promise. He says a lot of cancers aren’t preserved in skeletons:“Cancer is ultimately a disease of living tissues and you can’t study old bones to understand the origins of those cancers and how they actually formed.”Hunt says finding cellular evidence of cancer in skeletons is difficult. But she says newer technology like next generation DNA sequencing is making it possible. And she expects new techniques in development will make it even easier down the road.Still, she understands the criticism and even welcomes it. But Hunt is determined to prove the potential of paleo-oncology.Right now, the field is tiny. Like, fit inside a compact car tiny:Reporter: “So how many people?”Hunt: “Maybe three or four right now.”Reporter: “So you’re saying you’re one of three or four people in the world who are doing this?”Hunt: “Who are doing primarily this.”For now, Hunt is okay with tiny. She’s riding a wave of momentum that has her dreaming big about what her organization can accomplish in the next few decades. Her main goal is to persuade more archaeologists to think about the possibility of cancer when they’re examining skeletal remains.This story is part of a reporting partnership between APRN, NPR and Kaiser Health News.last_img read more

I urge Muslims of Rajasthan to stop supporting Congress Owaisi

first_imgHyderabad: A day after Pehlu Khan, who was lynched to death in 2017, was charge-sheeted for smuggling cattle, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Saturday urged Muslims in Rajasthan to stop supporting Congress, alleging that the party has betrayed them. “When Pehlu Khan was attacked, Congress condemned it. It is a condemnable act by the Ashok Gehlot government. I urge the Muslims of Rajasthan to stop supporting the Congress, which has always betrayed them,” said Owaisi. Also Read – Farmers stage rasta roko against urea shortage in Kamareddy Advertise With Us Rajasthan Police had filed a charge sheet for cow smuggling against Khan, who was allegedly lynched in 2017 by a mob of cow vigilantes in Alwar for allegedly transporting cattle, and his two sons. Equating Congress with BJP, AIMIM chief said: “Whenever they (Congress) come to power, they become a replica of the BJP. When they are in opposition, they shed crocodile tears.” Also Read – Ramagundam: Focus on company’s growth, community development Advertise With Us The police charge-sheeted Khan and his sons — Irsad (25) and Arif (22) — under various sections of Rajasthan Bovine Animal (Prohibition of Slaughter and Regulation of Temporary Migration or Export) Act, 1995. The charge sheet against Khan was prepared on December 30 last year, 13 days after Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot’s government came to power in Rajasthan. Advertise With Us Section 5 of the RBA Act pertains to the prohibition of the export of bovine animals for the purpose of slaughter, while Section 6 states that the transporter is also an abettor and is liable for the same punishment as the person committing the offence. Section 8 relates to the penalty imposed for such offences, while Section 9 mentions punishment for causing hurt to a bovine animal. There were two FIRs registered in the case. One was against the mob for beating Khan to death and second against him and his family for transporting cattle (cow) illegally out of the state. In 2018, the previous BJP government in the state had filed a similar charge sheet against two associates of Khan, who were also attacked by the mob. The police had earlier given a clean chit to the six people accused of lynching Khan. The decision was based on the statements of the staff of a cow shelter and mobile phone records. 55-year-old Khan, a native of Nuh in Haryana and a dairy farmer, was allegedly beaten up by self-styled cow vigilantes near Behror in Rajasthan on Delhi-Alwar highway on April 1, accusing him of smuggling cattle. He succumbed to his injuries at a private hospital on April 3.last_img read more

Viqarunnisa students demand teachers release threaten hunger strike

first_imgStudents of Viqarunnisa Noon School and College hold demonstration demanding release of their detained teacher Hasna Hena on 7 December at Bailey Road, Dhaka. Photo: Abdus SalamA section of students of Viqarunnisa Noon School and College have threatened to go on hunger strike demanding the release of grade nine class teacher Hasna Hena, who is in jail, in a case filed over the suicide of Aritree Adhikari, reports UNB.They gathered in front of Bailey road branch of the school on Sunday morning and announced the hunger strikes if the teacher is not released.The students have been demonstrating since Thursday demanding their teacher’s release.Detectives arrested Hasna Hena from the city’s Uttara on Wednesday night amid protests of students over the suicide incident. A Dhaka court sent her to jail the next day.Ninth grader Aritree committed suicide by hanging herself on Monday, hours after the school’s teachers allegedly insulted her and her parents for carrying a mobile phone at examination hall.Her father Dilip Adhikari later filed a case against three teachers, including the principal, of the school.last_img read more

NASSCOM signs 1st MoU with Dubai Internet City to boost SME ecosystem

first_imgKolkata: Dubai Internet City (DIC), the leading technology community in the region, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM), a non-profit trade association and an apex body of the Indian IT Business Process Management (BPM) industry.The MoU is the first of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and aims to attract and encourage Indian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to the UAE. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeTo boost the SME ecosystem in the UAE, DIC, as part of the MoU, will provide NASSCOM’s SME members the opportunity to develop their operations by offering support and a platform to expand in the MENA region; further translating the Dubai Strategy for Innovation into action and supporting the vision to become the smartest city in the world. The MoU was signed by Ammar Al Malik, Managing Director of Dubai Internet City (DIC) and Dubai Outsource City (DOC) and Kamal Agarwala, SME Council Chair, NASSCOM. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedKamal Agarwala, SME Council Chair, NASSCOM said: “As the apex body for the $154 billion Indian IT BPM industry, we have strived to ensure the continued growth of the sector, facilitate partnerships, and fuel expansions. This is the first MoU of its kind in the region and Dubai’s vision and efforts to become the smartest city in the world, are second to none. Dubai Internet City is already home to leading technology Indian companies, and we firmly believe that this MoU will serve as a major catalyst for Indian businesses to expand into the region.” DIC will provide an opportunity that will enable Indian tech startups and SMEs to establish themselves in Dubai and get access to the largest technology community, providing them a gateway and necessary support to grow in the UAE and the rest of the region. Dubai has welcomed an increasing number of Indian businesses over the past few months that are aimed at strengthening bilateral trade between UAE and India — on track to hit $100 billion by 2020. This includes a landmark new decision between the UAE and India to allow businesses to transact directly in their national currencies. Additionally, Indian tourist numbers to the city grew by 15 percent last year, crossing the 2 million mark — the first for any country in a single year. Debjani Ghosh, president NASSCOM said: “DIC has provided a great support system and platform to help Indian SMEs establish their businesses here with the potential of expanding their operations to the wider Middle East region. We are excited about the collaboration with DIC to fuel the growth of Indian technology businesses here.”last_img read more

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first_img Sponsored Content | Webinar | PACS | January 17, 2019 WEBINAR: Seamless Interoperability – Fact or Fiction? This ScImage-sponsored ITN/DAIC webinar will be held at 2 p.m. Eastern time, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. read more Feature | Artificial Intelligence | May 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Adoption in Radiology and Cardiology is Focus of June Conference The integration of artificial int… read more March 27, 2012 – Agfa HealthCare’s new modular version of its cardiovascular information system (CVIS), Impax CV12, was unveiled at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Annual Scientific Session this week in Chicago. The system is designed with a modular approach, along with a focus on helping organizations meet regulatory and standards requirements. This is the first Agfa cardiovascular product to employ the modular structure, enabling users to take advantage of new product developments as they are released without the need of upgrading their entire system. Beginning with version 12.0 and continuing through future product releases, Impax CV12 establishes a framework to provide users with the robust functionality needed. With the first release, users can benefit from a new patient management module that includes enhanced search capability, an improved graphical user interface (GUI) and a patient worklist designed for improved cardiologist workflow.Agfa designed Impax CV12 to provide support for SNOMED-CT, and subsequently other standard terminologies, to help facilitate regulatory reporting compliance by customers.At the core of the platform is a robust infrastructure that, along with support for Oracle 11g and Microsoft Windows Server 2008r2 software, makes it easier to upgrade and able to be rolled out remotely. This streamlines the process for upgrades and serviceability, saving facilities time and resources.The product can also be virtualized to reduce the hardware footprint so organizations can achieve a lower total cost of ownership. Finally, facilities can depend on the security of the system, which meets the rigorous Department of Defense (DoD) security requirements.The platform supports Agfa HealthCare’s Imaging Clinical Information System (ICIS) platform to bring images into the electronic health record (EHR). Whether a facility elects to have integrated cardiovascular DICOM archiving and viewing at the departmental level or on the enterprise level, Impax Cardiovascular can meet the need. A vendor-neutral CVI, will feed into the vendor-neutral ICIS repository, eliminating the need to manage images and data at the departmental level, while also allowing for improved delivery of care by providing access to the comprehensive longitudinal patient imaging record. With the ICIS services platform, images and associated data are available to clinicians, at virtually any location, in a meaningful and clinically useful way.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Feature | Information Technology | May 17, 2019 | Carol Amick 3 Recommendations to Better Understand HIPAA Compliance According to the U.S. read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | April 16, 2019 Ebit and DiA Imaging Analysis Partner on AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with the Italian healthcare IT company Ebit (Esaote Group), to offer DiA’s LVivo… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. to expand analysis capabilities of… read more Carestream Health has signed an agreement to sell its healthcare information systems (HCIS) business to Philips Healthcare. This includes its radiology and cardiology PACS and reporting software. Image by geralt on Pixabay  Sponsored Content | Webinar | Enterprise Imaging | March 06, 2019 WEBINAR: Replacing PACS and the Benefits of Enterprise Partnership in a Pediatric Hospital The webinar “Replacing PACS and the Benefits of Enterprise Partnership in a Pediatric Hospital” will take place at 2 read more Technology | March 27, 2012 Agfa Introduces New CVIS Platform at ACC 2012 Impax CV12 combines enhanced features, improved infrastructure, modular deployment modelcenter_img Dianna Bardo, M.D., is the vice chair of radiology for clinical development at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.  News | Radiology Business | March 07, 2019 Carestream Health To Sell its Healthcare IT Business To Philips Carestream Health has signed an agr read more Podcast | Cardiac Imaging | March 12, 2019 PODCAST: Fitting Artificial Intelligence Into Cardiology How smart algorithms might reduce the burden of modern practice Related Content read more Technology | Cardiac PACS | February 13, 2019 Philips Launches Latest Iteration of IntelliSpace Cardiovascular at HIMSS 2019 Philips announced the launch of IntelliSpace Cardiovascular 4.1, its next-generation cardiovascular image and… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | January 16, 2019 NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Partners With Philips for Health IT and Clinical Informatics Philips announced that NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital has chosen to implement the company’s IntelliSpace Enterprise… read morelast_img read more

National Oil Refinery seeks a decrease in fuel prices likely for September

first_imgA₡5 increase in the per-liter price of fuels approved in July will take effect in coming days, but a recent drop in international oil prices could mean gas prices will go down in September.The National Oil Refinery (RECOPE) on Friday will ask the Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) to lower gas prices, likely by ₡30 per liter, RECOPE said on Wednesday. The official notification is expected to take place on Friday, allowing ARESEP to calculate international fuel prices and dollar exchange rates for this week. ARESEP updates fuel prices the second Friday of each month.A liter of “Super” gasoline currently costs ₡810 ($1.52). A liter of “Plus” gas costs ₡782 ($1.46), while diesel costs ₡667 ($1.25).A change in fuel prices takes up to three weeks on average, making it likely lower gas prices will apply starting next month.After receiving a price-change request, ARESEP is required to grant a 10-day period for citizens to opine, which the agency evaluates for five days before issuing a final ruling. A decree setting new prices then is sent for publication in the official newspaper La Gaceta.If the price decrease moves forward, it would be the second this year. ARESEP has approved seven gas price increases during the same period. Facebook Comments Related posts:Regulatory authority approves drop in fuel prices Costa Rica (still) has the most expensive gas prices in Central America Fuel prices to drop for third consecutive month Gas prices to drop again this week in Costa Ricalast_img read more

Hilton signs first Hilton Garden Inn property in Australia

first_imgHilton Garden Inn AlbanyHilton signs first Hilton Garden Inn property in AustraliaOne week after celebrating its 100th Anniversary, Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced the signing of the 108-room Hilton Garden Inn Albany, Western Australia. Hilton Garden Inn Albany is the first Hilton Garden Inn signing in Australia joining Hilton’s existing portfolio of Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton and Curio Collection by Hilton branded hotels across Australia.Under a management agreement with Foreshore Investments Albany Pty Ltd, Hilton will manage the new-build hotel upon completion in late 2020.“Hilton Garden Inn has been focused on penetrating new markets and expanding its presence around the globe, so we are thrilled to announce our entry into Australia in partnership with Foreshore Investments Albany Pty Ltd.,” said John Greenleaf, Senior Vice President, Global Head, Hilton Garden Inn.Greenleaf added, “With the rise of the middle-class traveller, we believe that the Hilton Garden Inn brand will be extremely well-received in Australia and we look forward to bringing our bright and warm hospitality to travellers visiting the region.”An award winning mid-market brand, Hilton Garden Inn offers affordable and comfortable accommodations, as well as thoughtful touches and amenities, to both business and leisure travellers.Hilton Garden Inn Albany will offer 108-rooms, including eight superior rooms and four corner suites. It will also incorporate a restaurant and bar, a fitness centre, and three meeting rooms totaling 165 sq m of space.Albany, in southern West Australia, is a region known for its rugged natural coastal beauty, beaches, abundance of wildlife and national parks. As the oldest colonial settlement in Western Australia, the region also offers multiple heritage attractions including the Museum of Great Southern and Old Gaol Museum.Hilton Garden Inn Albany will be located on the waterfront next to the new Albany Entertainment Centre and offer stunning views over the harbour and ocean.Paul Lionetti, sole director, Foreshore Investments Albany Pty Ltd (FIA), said, “We are thrilled to be partnering with Hilton on this project. Hilton Garden Inn Albany will be a fantastic addition to the Albany region, further enhancing the foreshore development area – bringing wonderful economic benefit through employment, increased tourism and business travel.”Hilton Garden Inn Albany will join 27 operating and 11 pipeline Hilton properties throughout Australasia.About Hilton Garden InnThe award-winning Hilton Garden Inn brand provides business and leisure guests upscale, affordable accommodations and unexpected amenities for an experience that is ‘Simply on Another Level.’ The Hilton Garden Inn Promise affirms the brand’s goal to make each guest’s stay better and brighter. Guaranteed. Team Members at more than 820 hotels in 42 countries around the world ensure today’s busy travelers have a bright and satisfying experience, starting with the first hello. As a recognized F&B leader, Hilton Garden Inn serves locally-sourced food and beverage at its full-service restaurants and bars, featuring cooked-to-order breakfast, handcrafted cocktails, and on-trend small plates. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. For more information about Hilton Garden Inn, visit or, and connect on Facebook,Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.About HiltonHilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 17 world-class brands comprising more than 5,700 properties with more than 923,000 rooms, in 113 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton earned a spot on the 2018 world’s best workplaces list, and has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its 100-year history. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, more than 89 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can’t buy, plus enjoy instant benefits, including digital check-in with room selection, Digital Key, and Connected Room. Visit for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook,Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.Source = Hilton Garden Innlast_img read more

FHA Premium Cuts Could Spur Savings but is That All

first_img Share Borrowers could potentially save an average of $446 a year under the new mortgage insurance premium reduction set to take effect later this month for loans backed by the Federal Housing Administration. That’s the conclusion of a new analysis by ATTOM Data Solutions released Thursday.ATTOM based its conclusions on the national median sales price of $185,000 for homes via FHA loan and a monthly house payment of $1,205 based on the current annual FHA insurance premium of 85 basis points. With the proposed cut of 25 points from the FHA insurance premium of, the monthly payment on the same median-priced home would be $1,168. That’s a difference of $37 a month, or $446 a year.According to ATTOM, the biggest potential annual savings from cuts to the premium would occur along the California coast and in Hawaii. FHA buyers in San Jose, Santa Cruz, and Alameda, as well as in Honolulu, could save between $1,200 and $1,500 a year. On the other end, buyers in several Midwestern counties, such as Bay County, Michigan, or Peoria County, Illinois could save between $190 and $250 a year.The move to reduce premiums, however, tends to have a stronger effect on the market than monthly savings, ATTOM reported.“The last FHA premium cut two years ago helped to trigger a relatively short-term jump in home sales to FHA buyers, who are typically first time homebuyers without much saved up for a down payment,” said Daren Blomquist, senior vice president at ATTOM. “Prices of homes backed by FHA loans also accelerated higher in the wake of that last premium cut, although that premium cut occurred concurrently with a drop in mortgage rates, a scenario that is less likely this time around.”According to ATTOM, home sales with FHA-backed loans rose to a more than six-year high of 169,000 in Q3 2015 after a premium cut in the preceding January. Following that 50 basis point reduction, the share of home sales using FHA loans increased for three consecutive quarters, from 12.5 percent in Q4 2014 to 16.7 percent in Q3 2015.However, some contend that the previous FHA premium cut did not reach their intended goals of giving buyers more purchasing power, the report stated. An analysis by the American Enterprise Institute of property-level FHA and conventional loan data in 23 counties across 12 states found that about half of the additional purchasing power from the premium cut “either was lost through price increases or used by buyers to go up-market.”A second result, the report cited, is that FHA fell short of its goal of spurring 250,000 first-time purchases over the three years after the premium cut.“Although FHA’s first-time buyer volume increased about 180,000 in the first year after the cut, only an estimated 35,000 of those buyers were incentivized by the lower premium to enter the market,” the report stated. “The remainder were either poached from other government agencies or represented trend growth in the market unrelated to FHA’s premium cut.” FHA Premium Cuts Could Spur Savings, but is That All? January 18, 2017 505 Views center_img FHA Mortgage Insurance Premium Cuts 2017-01-18 Seth Welborn in Daily Dose, News, Originationlast_img read more

NEW YORK NY – A 1917 painting by Amedeo Modigli

first_img NEW YORK, N.Y. – A 1917 painting by Amedeo Modigliani of a reclining nude woman that was once considered obscene in Paris sold for over $157 million at an auction in Manhattan on Monday.“Nu couche (sur le cote gauche)” was the highlight of Sotheby’s “Impressionist & Modern Art” sale featuring Pablo Picasso works spanning seven decades, and paintings by Claude Monet, Edvard Munch and Georgia O’Keeffe.Modigliani shocked Europe at the turn of the 19th century with his series of 22 nudes reclining in every possible position. When the Italian-born, Jewish artist’s nudes were unveiled at a Paris gallery, police demanded that it be shut down, offended by the unflinching strokes of his oil brush that thrust art’s nude figure into the modern era.In the past half-dozen years, prices for Modigliani’s works have soared, from $26 million the current owner paid for “Nu couche (sur le cote gauche)” in 2003 to as much as $170 million.Picasso’s “Le Repos,” an image of his lover and “golden muse,” Marie-Therese Walter, sold for $40 million. It was one of 11 Picasso works that were offered Monday evening.Claude Monet’s “Matinee sur la Seine” (Morning on the Seine), part of a lineup of river landscapes he painted while on a boat, capturing the changing light from sunrise to a lightning storm, brought in $20.6 million.Both Munch’s “Summer Night” and O’Keeffe “Lake George with White Birch” each fetched over $11 million.Modigliani’s painting, which had the highest pre-auction estimate at $150 million, was still well short of the record for the most expensive painting ever sold.Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi” sold last year at Christie’s for $450 million. Modigliani painting fetches $157 million at auction by Verena Dobnik, The Associated Press Posted May 15, 2018 8:30 am PDT Last Updated May 15, 2018 at 1:21 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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Tuesday marked Kelly Ripa’s first appearance on Live! the talk show she co-hosts with Michael Strahan since news broke last week of Strahan’s impending departure to take a full-time gig at Good Morning America Ripa unhappy with the manner in which she had been told of a major change in the lineup of her show added extra time off to a pre-planned vacation That led to a fairly uncomfortable set of episodes in which the competing interests of TV’s chummiest cohosts were revealed Returning today Ripa allowed herself a moment of umbrage In her words: “I needed a couple of days to gather my thoughts After 26 years with this company I earned the right” The show seemed constructed to redress Ripa’s feelings of discontent in the most elaborate manner possible At the top of the show Ripa and Strahan entered the set hand-in-hand but the camera quickly came in tight on Ripa as she delivered uninterrupted remarks to the viewers at home starting with some gags about just how serious a personnel change at a talk show is in the scheme of things “Our long national nightmare is over” she said self-deprecatingly “I’m fairly certain there are trained professional snipers with tranquilizer darts in case I get too far ‘off-message’” But it wasn’t entirely jokiness She referred to the past week’s discussion over the future of Live as the start of “a much greater conversation about communication and consideration and most importantly respect” “And since we’re being honest” she said “I don’t consider this just the workplace This is my second home” Ripa’s spent a career’s worth of effort building up Live; the implication about how much or how little her bosses respected her work couldn’t be more clear Live has always been about repartee but this was Ripa’s moment Alone in the frame (with Strahan’s laughter and then his applause at Ripa’s more heartfelt points eerily audible) the conversation here was between Ripa and her viewership Forget Live With Kelly and Michael; it was Live With Kelly and You The framing of Ripa uncomfortably close and isolated from the fellow with whom she has a few months left to work was a failed directorial choice which is what made it perfect Live leaned into the awkwardness of Ripa’s discontent both with utter frankness about Ripa’s particular concerns (she remarked during the show’s opening that “Our parent company has assured me that Live is a priority) and with a refusal to work too hard on chemistry between the co-hosts Strahan had no response to Ripa’s sweeping concerns other than to say “I’m so happy you’re back” (“Oh thank you” she replied) Though Ripa indicated she wanted to return to business as usual”This is entertainment it’s supposed to be entertaining”her chat with Strahan was stilted and odd Reminiscing about the late Prince the pair seemed to be conducting two entirely different monologues The energy was so tense and muted that at one point a guest the actor Jaimie Alexander asked the audience “You guys are all asleep aren’t you” Why fake it The whole idea of TV talk is that of intimacy; these hosts show up in fans’ living rooms daily Phoniness would be tough to pull off even if the Ripa case didn’t hinge on a set of facts about a workplace breakdown in communication that many viewers particularly women will likely find deeply relatable Ripa’s return to Livelike in a far different context Ann Curry’s 2012 exit from Today was a moment in which the niceties of broadcasting were stripped away Strahan may have gotten a putative promotion within ABC But Ripa willing to be upfront about the sort of things that everyone from TV stars to nine-to-fivers is trained to hide elevated herself Contact us at editors@timecom Is that right? there’s a stigma around going to see a therapist. strike up a conversation and provide cognitive behavioral therapy.Native Americans are the ones most effected as people living on reservations often use P.6 p. However, who must approve the submissions first, “It’s quite amazing that we found something like this, and now its like it never even happened no one really cares.

the party will get back its popular "two leaves" symbol which has been frozen by the Election Commission. but still lost municipal polls. Bajarin is a principal at Creative Strategies Inc. a technology industry analysis and market intelligence firm in Silicon Valley He contributes to the Big Picture opinion column that appears here every week on TIME Tech Contact us at editors@timecomA man has been fined 500 (about $555) by a court in the western German city of Castrop-Rauxel for drugging his former girlfriend in 2014 so that he could continue to play video games with a friend The man put a sedative in his then girlfriend’s tea when she arrived home from work and objected to the idea of an evening spent at the console Germany’s Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper reports He insisted it was not a dangerous dosage “I only put four or five drops into her tea” he told the court but the judge said it was a “deliberate assault” The woman slept until noon and kept nodding off throughout the next day she said Her boyfriend confessed what he had done and the couple broke up not long after over an unrelated issue Court-ordered testing of the woman’s hair confirmed that she had been exposed to the drug only once [Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung] Contact us at editors@timecom Yechury alleged that the government had failed on multiple fronts – the corporates were looting the country, The right eye was damaged beyond redemption. online scams and hackers. The move toward broadcast is an attempt to increase its presence and to boost Trump. 46, A handful of Democratic senators recently called on Trump to resign because of the allegations. … I have to conclude that was just being disingenuous.

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