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Probe Rafale files ‘theft’: CM

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee demanded a thorough investigation into the “theft” of Rafale documents from the office of the Ministry of Defence and stated that it was a matter of serious concern for the whole country.Talking to newsmen on Thursday, she wondered how such an important document could be stolen from the Union Defence ministry. The Centre has not filed any FIR regarding the matter yet. “We demand a thorough inquiry into the same. Such irresponsible act of the government has ashamed us. Where is our country’s safety and security?” she questioned. Also Read – IAF Day: Tributes paid to soldiers killed in line of duty in JammuShe said under such a “callous” government, the country was in deep trouble. “The Centre cannot get away with the statement that somebody has stolen the documents. It is a very serious issue. The quicker this government goes the better it is for this country,” she said. The Chief Minister further added: “Where is our country heading to? The Attorney General is telling before the Supreme Court about the ‘theft’ of documents in the Rafale deal. This has never happened in the past.” Also Read – Shashi Tharoor writes to PM Modi: Don’t let your ‘mann ki baat’ become ‘maun ki baat’Earlier in the day, she tweeted in Hindi and described the incident as ‘tamasha’ (drama) and hinted that its fallout would be known after the Lok Sabha elections. “What drama is going on in the country? Documents are being stolen from the Ministry of Defence itself. This is a very dangerous situation for the country. What is the government’s opinion on this? Who is the main culprit behind this? There must be a probe into this.” She asked the people to “wait for sometime as general election results would come out soon”. Supporting N Ram, chairman of the Hindu Publishing Group, Banerjee said: “We support Ram for exposing this government. I have profound respect for some senior journalists like N Ram, Pranay Roy who can express their views fearlessly. Invoking Official Secrets Act to threaten journalists is a shame.” She further said that now any journalist who was writing against the BJP was abused and heckled. “Look at the national channels in Delhi. BJP has purchased them and they write stories to confuse people. They are run by people whose primary goal is business and publication of news is secondary.” Recollecting her experience as a Central minister, she said: “Arun Shourie who was then with The Indian Express used to file reports exposing the Centre. There were politicians like George Fernandes and Madhu Dandavate who used to raise those issues in Parliament. She reiterated that under the BJP rule, most of the media houses were scared and anyone opposing them would be taken to task. “Such a thing cannot go on for long. It is most unfortunate.”last_img read more

Rajitha questions Police delay to arrest BBS General Secretary

He said that while everything Wigneswaran says cannot be accepted, he has never called for attacks on the Sinhalese community. However Gnanasara Thero has been accused of making public statements calling for attacks on Muslims, the Minister said.The BBS says Gnanasara Thero is in hiding as there is an alleged threat to his life. Cabinet spokesman Dr Rajitha Senaratne today questioned the delay by the Police to arrest the General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS), the Venerable Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero.Senaratne said that it is clear Gnanasara Thero is behind some of the latest incidents targeting Muslims. The cabinet spokesman said that Gnanasara Thero cannot be compared to Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran. The Police had said two weeks ago that Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero is to be arrested for obstructing Police duty and over several other complaints.A court order had been obtained preventing the controversial monk from leaving the country. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Over 90 per cent of East Timorese registered for election UN mission

The Civil Registration Unit of the UN Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET) had also registered 99 per cent of the estimated population of Dili, UNTAET said, although the figure was likely to include a number of people who came to the capital from surrounding districts. In Dili, a total of 109 prisoners were registered yesterday at the Becora prison, and 260 people at the mosque on 12 June.Meanwhile, eight of the 15 members of the National Council’s Special Committee on the Commission for Reception, Truth and Reconciliation have given their support to the draft regulation on establishing such a Commission, UNTAET said.The Committee, which met on 12 June and chose Father José Antonio da Costa as its new chair, made some minor changes to the draft regulations. The Committee also agreed to hold a separate meeting with the Truth and Reconciliation Steering Committee, which developed the draft regulation. The Special Committee is expected to recommend that the National Council adopt the regulation at its meeting on 18 June. read more

Iraq UN OilforFood programme set to terminate on Friday proud and on

The programme, the largest the UN has ever administered in financial terms, will transfer operational responsibility, including all humanitarian projects funded by oil revenues, assets ranging from schools to power stations and all contracts with suppliers, to the United States-run Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) as of midnight Friday.”It is gratifying to state without hesitation that the United Nations has met the challenge for an orderly termination of the programme by 21 November 2003 pursuant to (Security Council) resolution 1483,” the Executive Director of the Iraq Programme, Benon Sevan, said in remarks prepared for a closed-door briefing of the Council today.”It has achieved this in spite of the programme’s magnitude in terms of scope, level of funding, operational scale and complexity,” Mr. Sevan added. “This challenge has been met in the face of prevailing security conditions, and the ensuing substantial reduction in UN international personnel in Iraq after the terrorist bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad on 19 August.”The programme, which allowed the Government of Iraq to sell oil for food and humanitarian supplies and served as the sole source of sustenance for 60 per cent of Iraq’s estimated 27 million people, became obsolete after resolution 1483 in May lifted sanctions imposed on the country for its 1990 invasion and subsequent occupation of Kuwait.That resolution gave a six-month deadline for wrapping up the programme, which had used Iraqi oil revenues to purchase and manage some $46 billion worth of humanitarian assistance, supplies and projects.Between 1996 and the onset of war in March, the programme achieved progressive improvements in health, education and public infrastructure. Malnutrition rates for children under 5 in the central and southern regions were cut in half, the capacity to undertake make surgeries increased by 40 per cent and more houses were built in 2002 than in 1990.Mr. Sevan had warned at the end of September that the headquarters’ bombing, the resulting drastic reduction in international staff and tardy action by the CPA had dealt major blows to the timetable for ending the programme, but he vowed then to meet the challenge “despite the enormity of the tasks involved.”Before the war in March, some 893 international staff and 3,600 Iraqis worked for the programme in Iraq. The CPA has indicated that most of the 2,600 Iraqi staff associated with implementation in the three mainly Kurdish northern governorates, where the programme had direct responsibility for distribution, will be retained.In the 15 governorates of southern and central Iraq, the programme was implemented by the former Government of Iraq, with the UN monitoring the effective and equitable distribution by 44,000 Iraqi food agents. read more

Security Council encouraged by appointment of Iraqi Prime Ministerelect

The 15-member Council said it was “encouraged” by President Fuad Masum’s decision to nominate the new Prime Minister-designate.In a statement, the Council called the nomination “an important step” toward the formation of an inclusive Government representative of all segments of the Iraqi population.The Government, according to the Council, would also contribute to finding a viable and sustainable solution to the country’s current challenges.Among those challenges, the terrorist threat posed by the armed group Islamic State (IS) and its armed supporters.Earlier today, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Zainab Hawa Bangura, and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq, Nickolay Mladenov, condemned in the strongest terms the “barbaric acts” of sexual violence and “savage rapes” attributed to IS.The group has also been accused of grave violations of human rights and international humanitarian law and may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity, and potentially genocide, by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Advisors on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, and on the Responsibility to Protect, Jennifer Welsh.Given these challenges, the Members of the Security Council urged Mr. Abadi to work swiftly to form an inclusive Government as quickly as possible and within the constitutional time-frame.According to Article 76 of the Iraqi Constitution, the new Prime Minister-elect has 30 days from the date of designation to name members of his Council of Ministers. At that time, Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki will be legally obligated to step down. read more

Scholarship recipients getting down to business this summer

Brock students Madi Fuller and Dan Giddings are set to spend their summers as full-time entrepreneurs thanks to the Deborah E. Rosati Entrepreneurial Scholarship.Each year, this unique scholarship provides two Brock University students with $10,000 in funding that allows them to spend an entire semester working on their business ideas in partnership with BioLinc, Brock’s business incubator run by the Goodman School of Business.The scholarship is generously provided by Brock graduate Deborah Rosati (BAdmin ’84) who has shown incredible dedication to supporting entrepreneurship at the Goodman School of Business.Fuller and Giddings are both set to work out of BioLinc’s facility for the next four months and will reap the benefits of a network of support that has been built up around the scholarship opportunity.Fuller is co-founder of Campus Brainiac, a web platform and mobile application that simplifies peer tutoring, which won awards at Monster Pitch and Blueprint competitions earlier this year. A new milestone in Campus Brainiac’s development is a partnership with Free the Children, which will see a percentage of each tutoring session’s proceeds donated to the charity.Giddings is working on his idea for a more ergonomic design of a consumer product and is in discussions to purchase the necessary patents and trademarks.Both will be spending their days refining their business plans while meeting regularly with an advisory committee made up of business leaders who have stepped up to offer their expertise.Fuller and Giddings are both grateful for being given this unique opportunity to spend a full four months focusing on their respective ventures.“This award is an amazing opportunity for me to be able to focus the next four months on my business idea. Without Ms. Rosati’s support, I would not have been able to dedicate the same amount of time to my business,” Giddings said. read more

How do you get shoppers to return to your store Inspire them

first_imgWHILE EVERYONE IS excited about e-commerce, shoppers still appreciate a good instore experience, it seems.A study examining behaviours and perceptions of over 1,000 Irish shoppers has shown that their feelings about grocery shopping are particularly influenced by the environment you give them when they step over the threshold.While large supermarket chains often have extensive research behind their decisions for their template stores, smaller and independent retailers do not always have that information at their fingertips.The report – the second in three from the Shopper Nation 2014 series by shopping marketing specialists Visualise – is called In-Store Experience. The demographic surveyed had a wide geographical, age, family structure and gender range: Source: Shopper Nation 2014 via Visualise.ieSome of the findings show where smaller retailers might be able to capitalise on the gap left by the larger supermarkets:Only 27% of shoppers found their main supermarket to be fun and exciting.Over two-thirds of shoppers would like for their grocery shopping to be more fun and welcoming.Shoppers had some suggestions for improving their instore experience:  – activities for kids- clear signs- better music- friendlier staff and better customer service- competitions- improve decor and add instore demos/sampling tablesRecipe and meal ideas instore would encourage them to buy more to make their meals. Retailers could do this by displaying all ingredients for one recipe together in a group, and leaving recipe leaflets to hand.The conclusion Shopper Nation comes to is that people are time-poor and appreciate help from retail outlets to address the reason why they are shopping with them. As the report says:They are on the lookout for easy solutions to shopping needs. These needs may consist of trying to prepare daily dinners for the family, organise a dinner party for friends, and create simple lunch ideas or perhaps something as simple as snacks for a night in…It is not as simple as just grouping together what appear to be complementary products and expecting shoppers to buy them both. Shopper solutions must inspire shoppers and deliver real value to them.How do you serve shopper needs? Have you trialled any new methods to keep customers coming back for a unique experience in your shop? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below…SALE! Why does this one word cause all logic to go out the window?>Are Ireland’s independent retailers a dying breed?>center_img Read the whole report here>last_img read more

Man 40s dies after being struck by van in Kerry

first_imgMan (40s) dies after being struck by van in Kerry The driver of the van – a man aged in his 50s – was uninjured. Image: Eamonn Farrell/ GARDAÍ ARE APPEALING for witnesses after a man in his 40s was killed in a road traffic incident in Kerry. The man was fatally injured when he was struck by a van on a minor road near the village of Causeway at about 8.15 pm last night. Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene. The driver of the van – a man aged in his 50s – was uninjured. The dead man was removed to the mortuary at University Hospital Kerry where a post-mortem is due to be carried out. A report has been sent to the local coroner and the scene is preserved for examination by garda forensic collision investigators. Anyone with information is asked to contact Listowel Garda Station 068-50820 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111. 23,454 Views Image: Eamonn Farrell/ Share141 Tweet Email Sunday 3 Mar 2019, 9:16 AM By Cormac Fitzgerald Mar 3rd 2019, 9:16 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL 6 Comments last_img read more

Red la formule accessible de SFR

first_imgRed, la formule “accessible” de SFR12 euros par mois ! C’est le “tarif social” présenté par SFR sous une nouvelle appellation de forfait répondant au nom de Red.C’est la rentrée et les opérateurs téléphoniques se livrent à une opération séduction à coups de nouvelles offres d’abonnement. Bouygues Télécom vient de lancer B&You et Orange propose Sosh. SFR n’allait pas rester en reste. L’opérateur s’apprête donc à lancer, le 11 octobre prochain Red. Sous ce nom de guerre, quatre forfaits compris entre 12 et 34 euros. Une nouvelle offre qui viendra compléter les formules Carrées proposées il y a peu. À lire aussiLe Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini sera proposé chez SFR et Bouygues TelecomFranck Esser, le PDG d’SFR, a confié au Figaro : “nous lançons le 11 octobre notre offre “Red” : quatre forfaits, vendus uniquement sur le Web, simples, sans engagement, sans mobile subventionné, pour tous les usages (SMS, voix, data). Ils seront vendus à des prix très agressifs (12 à 34 euros) mais avec toute la qualité de service de SFR. M. Esser, précise ensuite qu’il ne s’agit pas d’une offre low-cost, Car “SFR est attaché à la qualité. Si le client a une question, il est en contact avec les conseillers en ligne de SFR. Il n’est pas obligé de se débrouiller seul sur des forums ou des sites communautaires”. On emploiera donc le terme “accessible” pour Red !Bouygues Télécom, Orange et SFR se sont donc positionnés sur le marché. Reste à savoir ce que Free prépare…Le 30 septembre 2011 à 11:04 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

China Sprouts FirstEver Plants on the Moons Surface

first_imgStay on target Rare Harvest Moon Will Light Up Night Sky on Friday the 13thIndia Finds Lost Vikram Lander on Moon’s Surface Greenery is coming for outer space: China’s Chang’e 4 mission seeds have become the first plants to sprout on the moon’s surface.The Chang’e 4 lander, which softly landed on the far side of the moon on Jan. 3, carried soil with cotton and potato seeds, fruit fly eggs, and yeast, BBC News reported. These tiny seeds are enclosed in a sealed container on the Chang’e 4 lander, and these crops could eventually form a self-sustaining biosphere on the moon.This seed experiment was created to test how space impacts photosynthesis and respiration. The three-kilogram container was designed by 28 Chinese educational institutions, and enabled the plants and organisms to have good air, nutrients, and water to sprout in an Earth-like environment.First in human history: A cotton seed brought to the moon by China’s Chang’e 4 probe has sprouted, the latest test photo has shown, marking the completion of humankind’s first biological experiment on the moon— People’s Daily, China (@PDChina) January 15, 2019Despite some climate challenges, such as the Moon’s changing temperatures, Chinese state media posted a picture of the cotton seeds on Tuesday, and said the seeds were sprouting. A People’s Daily tweet said the test photo, “marks the completion of humankind’s first biological experiment on the moon.”Could more veggies come to the moon soon? It’s likely in the future if all the environmental conditions are met.“We have given consideration to future survival in space,” Liu Hanlong, the seed experiment’s head professor, told the South China Morning Post. “Learning about these plants’ growth in a low-gravity environment would allow us to lay the foundation for our future establishment of space base.”More on Could Be Growing More Veggies in SpaceChina Reveals Detailed Photo of the Far Side of the MoonChina’s Yutu 2 Rover Makes Tracks on Far Side of the Moonlast_img read more

Ranieri talks about the time he was at Chelsea

first_imgThe Italian coach managed the Blues from 2000 to 2004 and for many his time there came to an unfair endItalian manager Claudio Ranieri has coached since 1986.He has been in Europe’s top leagues, with a small sting in Greece.And now, he talked to Sky Sports about his Chelsea time from 200 to 2004.“My job was to make Chelsea always high in the table, but we didn’t have so much money to spend,” he said.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“I remember my third year, we didn’t sign any players. We achieved the Champions League, finished fourth in the table, and then Roman Abramovich arrived.”“I bought Frank Lampard, and I watched John Terry in the second team, and thought: ‘My God, this guy is very, very good’,” he added.“I tried to improve everything at the club, in the squad, and in the first year with Abramovich, we went around London to find the solution, to choose the training camp.”“We went around London, but for me, I said Cobham was the best solution for Chelsea. And then they started to build something, but I didn’t see it. I spoke two or three times with the architect, and then that finished,” Ranieri explained.last_img read more

Macau back in the black as GGR grows 44 in February

first_imgMacau’s casinos have quickly recovered from a slower January, with February’s gross gaming revenue (GGR) rising 4.4% year-on to MOP$25.37 billion (US$3.13 billion).The uptick comes on the back of strong visitation through Chinese New Year, which provided a welcome boost after Asia’s gaming hub experienced its first annual decline in 29 months in January, when GGR fell 5% compared to the prior year period. RelatedPosts JW Marriott at Galaxy Macau named venue and Galaxy Entertainment Group named Venue Sponsor for 2019 Asian Gaming Power 50 Black Tie Gala Dinner South Korea’s foreigner-only casinos see revenues grow in August Strong VIP growth sees Okada Manila GGR climb 72% in August Load More According to analysts, the increase was built off the back of mass, estimated to have grown in the low double digits – offsetting a probable year-on-year decline in the VIP segment.Encouragingly, according to Union Gaming’s Grant Govertsen, the increasing tendency of high-end players to plan their Macau trips outside of peak holiday periods is contributing to the effect of “smoothing out what used to be sharp peaks in GGR trends as the volatility inherent in this business segment becomes less meaningful relative to when VIP accounted for ~75% of GGR vs. only ~45% today.“As such, the trends seen over the more recent holiday periods, including this CNY, are in line with our call that the traditional peak holiday periods should become less ‘peaky’ than ever on a go-forward basis.”Early predictions for March have GGR coming in at between -2% and +2% year-on-year.last_img read more

Heres why Cardi B tweeted I wish I was dead

first_imgCardi B scared the bejesus out of everyone by tweeting, “Wish I was dead” and deleting it immediately. Fans have been sharing their concern over the rapper’s health since then. With a hectic schedule that barely allows her to breathe in peace, life hasn’t been all that simple for the celebrity. Further delving into what made Cardi B say those words, a source has revealed what is really happening with her.A source told HollywoodLife, “Cardi has been on the go and working nonstop between her performances, focusing on new music, travelling, and raising Kulture [her one-year-old daughter]. She really doesn’t give herself a break very often because she’s such a hard worker and so dedicated to building her empire, and she’s harder on herself than anyone else.” Cardi B’s daughter, KultureInstagramAnother source explained, “Cardi has struggled with feelings of being overwhelmed with fame and working so hard all the time and while she knows how to cope, she’s also human and has her off days, too. As soon as Cardi tweeted what she did, she realized that it wasn’t something to take lightly and decided to delete it because she knew people would misinterpret what she said and that’s the last thing she wanted to do.”Turns out, this is not the first time that Cardi has been super real and honest about her state of mind with her fans on social media.”Oftentimes Cardi loves to be real to her fans and tell it like it is, but she then forgets the power that she holds and what her words hold. Sometimes she does [things] without thinking [whereas] she should think and then do. This was a wake-up call,” stated a source.Affirming that everything is okay with her, the source concluded, “She is in a good place and her family life and career are just as great, which is a breath of fresh air [for those] who were scared that she was in a bad place.” Cardi B with husband OffsetInstagramWell, with a booked schedule for standalone gigs as well as performances in festivals such as Veld Music Festival, Baja Beach Festival, Austin City Limits Music Festival, and so, until October 2019, it is expected that she can get quite overwhelmed.Not to mention the gearing up for the release of her upcoming film, Hustlers, which also stars Jennifer Lopez, Keke Palmer, Julia Stiles, Lili Reinhart, Constance Wu and more in pivotal roles.last_img read more

Ishak Shikdar 4 others sentenced to death for crimes against humanity

first_img.Ishak Shikdar and four other men from Patuakhali district have been sentenced to death for crimes against humanity during liberation war in 1971.The condemned convicts are Ishak Shikdar, Solaiman Mridha, Abdus Sattar Pada, Abdul Goni Hawladar and Abdul Awal alias Moulvi Awal, who are residents of different villages in sadar upazila of the district.All the five convicts are now staying in jail.A three-member International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) headed by justice Md Shahinur Islam handed down the verdict on Monday morning. The other two members of the tribunal are justice Amir Hossain and justice Abu Ahmed Jamadar.The charges of murder and rape against the five war crimes accused were proved by the tribunal.Earlier on Sunday, the tribunal fixed Monday for delivering the verdict.On 30 May, the ICT kept the verdict pending after concluding the law point arguments from both sides in the case.On 19 November, the tribunal took into cognisance the charges against them for their alleged involvement in the crimes against humanity in Patuakhali district during the war of independence in 1971.On 6 September, 2015, police arrested the five war crimes accused from different parts of sadar upazila in Patuakhali district on charges of looting, killing, torturing and arson attack during the liberation war.On 8 Mar, 2017, charges were framed against them for violating 15 biranganas, torturing 17 women and vandalising 15 houses.last_img read more

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first_imgKey Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more Varian Medical Systems’ OncoView image management and storage solution provides oncology professionals with a reliable, scalable way of archiving and accessing the images and data that impact decisions about a patient’s course of treatment. It is designed to archive information covering the entire cancer treatment process from diagnosis to survivorship and followup. OncoView interfaces seamlessly with any standards-based clinical information management system, including Varian’s ARIA oncology information system.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more center_img News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more Related Content Technology | February 17, 2012 OIS Covers Entire Treatment Process News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more Feature | Information Technology | July 31, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How Smart Devices Can Improve Efficiency Innovation is trending toward improved efficiency — but not at the expense of patient safety, according to… read morelast_img read more

New Year New Caledonia Deals

first_imgNew Caledonia Travel Connection, Australia’s leading travel specialist to New Caledonia, is offering excellent-value New Year special packages, starting from as little as $1,599 pp, inclusive of flights, accommodation, transfers and more. Visitors to New Caledonia will discover the French paradise’s dazzling lagoon, pristine beaches and breathtaking natural beauty, as well as plenty of opportunities to indulge in fine French-Melanesian cuisine.These deals are only available until 31/01/18 for travel before 31/03/18.Le Meridien Noumea & Isle Of Pines – Luxury Island Combo Escape7 nights from $2,999 pp (Save up to $1,500 per couple)Bask in New Caledonia’s charming mix of French and Polynesian cultures with this fantastic 7-night package. Open your eyes to the surreal beauty of the Isle of Pines and stay at two of Le Meridien’s most impressive resorts. At night, immerse yourself in a gastronomic experience at the famous Hippocampe restaurant in a complimentary dinner for two.Sheraton New Caledonia Deva – Blue Lagoon Paradise Package7 nights from $1,999 pp (Save up to $1,300 per couple)Explore New Caledonia’s diverse landscape while enjoying world-class comfort and service at the Sheraton, New Caledonia’s prime beach resort. This all-in package also grants access to the resort’s deep Nature Spa facilities including an outdoor Jacuzzi with deck and sauna, and includes a complimentary dinner for two, daily breakfasts, and FREE full-board meals.Sheraton New Caledonia Deva – Scenic Retreat Package5 nights from $1,699 pp (Save up to $1,000 per couple)The Sheraton New Caledonia Deva has just the right thing for golf lovers, and with this 5-night Scenic Retreat Package, guests can enjoy one round of golf per day! Take on adventures in the scenic Deva Domain, marvel at the stunning lagoon and end the day relaxing at the resort’s Deep Nature Spa or getting a much-deserved pamper with one of the many treatments.Le Meridien Noumea – Beachside Bliss Package5 nights from $1,599 pp (Save up to $1,000 per couple)Introduce yourself to the beauty of New Caledonia with this 5-night package at the luxurious Le Meridien Noumea. Located on the beachfront overlooking Anse Vata Bay, guests enjoy easy access to the beach and many local attractions. Spend a relaxing night at Le Meridien’s large swimming pool and have a taste of different flavours in the hotel’s tempting range of French and Japanese inspired dining options.Hilton & Escapade Island Overwater Bungalow Package7 nights from $2,399 pp (Save up to $500 per couple)Let this exciting 7-night package whisk you away to the ultimate island paradise dream! Experience the romantic beauty and South Pacific charm of New Caledonia while staying in an intimate overwater bungalow at Escapade Island Resort, or try your hand at the many water-based activities at Anse Vata Beach when you are at Hilton Noumea.Chateau Royal Beach Resort & Spa Noumea – Short Break Package5 nights from $1,699 pp (Save up to $350 per couple)If you’re looking for a quick getaway to Noumea, our Short Break Package for you. This 5-night package includes return flights, transfers and accommodation at Chateau Royal Beach Resort & Spa, a great base from which to explore the vibrant city. Retire in warm, pleasant rooms and relax by the beach or at the outdoor pool and spa.For full details and bookings contact New Caledonia Travel Connection on 1300 108 625, email us at or visit = New Caledonia Travel Connectionlast_img read more

Fed Chair Yellen Economic Risks May Deter Rate Hike Plans

first_img Economy Federal Reserve Janet Yellen Rate Hike 2016-02-10 Seth Welborn Fed Chair Yellen: Economic Risks May Deter Rate Hike Plans Janet Yellen, Chair of the Board of Governors Federal Reserve SystemWhile testifying before Congress on Wednesday, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen noted that persistent economic headwinds have kept the federal funds target rate at a historically low level—and that future rate hikes may occur even more gradually than originally anticipated.One Federal Open Market Committee meeting has already come and gone since December’s historic Fed liftoff without another rate hike. In her testimony before the House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday when discussing monetary policy, Yellen pointed out factors that have weighed on aggregate demand, such as limited access to credit for some borrowers, weak growth abroad, and the dollar’s significant appreciation. Inflation also remains way below the Fed’s 2 percent objective.“The FOMC anticipates that economic conditions will evolve in a manner that will warrant only gradual increases in the federal funds rate,” Yellen said. “In addition, the Committee expects that the federal funds rate is likely to remain, for some time, below the levels that are expected to prevail in the longer run. This expectation is consistent with the view that the neutral nominal federal funds rate—defined as the value of the federal funds rate that would be neither expansionary nor contractionary if the economy was operating near potential—is currently low by historical standards and is likely to rise only gradually over time.”“In addition, the Committee expects that the federal funds rate is likely to remain, for some time, below the levels that are expected to prevail in the longer run.”Janet Yellen, Fed ChairThe nation experienced paltry GDP growth (0.7 percent) in the first estimate for the fourth quarter and job gains of only 151,000 for January, slightly more than half of the monthly average for October through December. One notable aspect of the most recent employment summary is that in January, the unemployment rate dipped below 5 percent for the first time in eight years.Yellen stated that “financial conditions in the United States have recently become less supportive of growth, with declines in broad measures of equity prices, higher borrowing rates for riskier borrowers, and a further appreciation of the dollar,” and forecasted a moderate pace of economic growth for the coming years against a backdrop of gradual monetary policy adjustment, ongoing employment gains, and faster wage growth that support real income growth and consumer spending.“Of course, economic growth could also exceed our projections for a number of reasons, including the possibility that low oil prices will boost U.S. economic growth more than we expect,” Yellen said. “At present, the Committee is closely monitoring global economic and financial developments, as well as assessing their implications for the labor market and inflation and the balance of risks to the outlook.”Some economists were less optimistic in their assessment of Yellen’s remarks. According to Capital Economics, “Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s testimony to Congress today revealed that, while the FOMC might not be ready to raise interest rates for a second time in March, she still anticipates a “gradual” series of rate hikes over the next couple of years. That view is clearly at odds with futures markets, which imply that any additional rate hikes are almost now off the table.”Curt Long, Chief Economist with the National Association of Federal Credit Unions, stated, “In her testimony, Chair Yellen noted the emergent risks posed by weak financial markets and the declining prospects for growth abroad. While she did not indicate how this would play into the FOMC’s outlook for future rate increases, it seems far more likely than not that the committee will revise down its expectation of four rate hikes in 2016 in their March release.”When Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) took the floor for his opening statement at Wednesday’s hearing, he was a little more blunt in his assessment of the recent economic headwinds.“The reality is since the president was elected and the Fed embarked upon its unprecedented quantitative easing and zero real interest rate policies, working families’ paychecks have declined, their net wealth has declined and the real unemployment rate continues to hover around 10 percent,” Hensarling said. “Approximately one in six is on food stamps and almost 15 percent live in poverty. There hasn’t been a single year when economic growth has reached 3 percent.”Hensarling continued, “Now I will not use this hearing to either praise or condemn the Fed’s decision to raise rates by 25 basis points interest rates in December. Nor do I think it appropriate to advise the FOMC on how to vote during its next meeting. But given that Article One, Section Eight of the Constitution gives Congress the power to coin money and regulate the value thereof, I do feel compelled to demand that the Fed adopt a monetary policy course that is predictable, transparent and sustainable and—barring terribly exigent circumstances—to stick with it. That is part of the rationale underlying the House-passed Fed Oversight Reform and Modernization Act—the FORM Act.” in Daily Dose, Government, Headlines, Newscenter_img Share February 10, 2016 832 Views last_img read more

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first_imgArizona Cardinals wide receiver John Brown (12) celebrates his touchdown with teammate Larry Fitzgerald during the first half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Average teams do not win 13 games in a regular season, so suffice to say the Arizona Cardinals are not only good, but very good.They had the league’s top offense in terms of yards per game and it’s fifth-best defense in the same category, and are viewed by many as the favorite to reach Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara.However, just because they are good does not mean they are not without flaws, and’s Bucky Brooks set out to point out the biggest weakness — along with the greatest strength — of all 12 playoff teams. The Cardinals put themselves in a good spot for the postseason, with their first game coming Jan. 16 against either the Green Bay Packers, Washington Redskins or Minnesota Vikings. 0 Comments   Share   The AFC version can be found here, and the NFC version, of which the Cardinals are a part, can be found here.As far as the Cardinals are concerned, Brooks writes that the team’s biggest strengths are in the passing game.Biggest strengths: The Cardinals‘ high-powered offense is problematic for opponents due to their talent and depth on the perimeter. The WR corps, in particular, is full of versatile athletes capable of working between the hashes on a variety of intermediate routes (Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd) or stretching the field on an assortment of vertical routes (John Brown and J.J. Nelson). With quarterback Carson Palmer thriving as a pinpoint passer in Bruce Arians’ scheme, the Cardinals‘ “bombs away” attack has all of the necessary components to attack defenses at every level.Palmer finished fourth in the NFL in passing yards, with 4,671, and was tied for second in passing touchdowns with 35. He averaged 292 yards per contest while throwing to a bevvy of receiving options featuring Larry Fitzgerald (109 catches, 1,215 yards, nine touchdowns), John Brown (65 catches, 1,003 yards, seven touchdowns) and Michael Floyd (52 catches, 849 yards, six touchdowns). Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling If the Cardinals are to make a deep postseason run, odds are those players will play a significant role.However, if Arizona is to fall short of its goal, Brooks notes it will probably be due to what he perceives as their biggest weakness.Biggest weaknesses: The Cardinals‘ offensive line woes haven’t prevented Arians’ troops from lighting up scoreboards around the NFL, but the unit remains a huge question mark heading into the playoffs. Despite surrendering just 27 sacks during the regular season, the Cardinals‘ front line has been pummeled by ultra-athletic pass rushers off the edges. Thus, Arians could be forced to abandon his vertical passing game when facing a defense with multiple disruptors at the point of attack.No one would argue that Arizona’s offensive line is one of the best in the NFL, though it may be a little unfair to label them a weakness. Brooks notes the 27 sacks given up, which was tied for the fourth-fewest in the NFL, and the Cardinals finished with the eighth-most rushing yards in the league. Left guard Mike Iupati was named to the Pro Bowl, and an argument could be made that left tackle Jared Veldheer belongs in the game, too.That said, the team has shuffled the right guard spot, swapping out Jonathan Cooper for Ted Larsen, and while center Lyle Sendlein and right tackle Bobby Massie are solid starters, they are not exactly stars. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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