Two people hospitalized after Boone County crash

first_imgTwo people were taken to the hospital Wednesday night after a serious crash at Highway WW and Rangeline Road around 7:30 p.m.Troopers said Thomas Miller, 59, was driving southbound and didn’t stop for a stop sign. A second vehicle, driven by Kenneth Sparks, 40, crashed headlong into Miller’s Toyota Camry. Howard King, 54, was in Sparks’s passenger seat.Miller had moderate injuries and King and Sparks got minor injuries.One of them had to be extricated from the vehicle, but troopers did not specify who.All three of them were wearing seat belts.last_img read more

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India U-14 girl footballers return safely from quake-hit Nepal

first_imgA 23-member Indian Under-14 football team returned to the country safely on board an Indian Air Force aircraft on Sunday after a scary ordeal that lasted more than a day in quake-hit Nepal.Eighteen players and five support staff members, who had gone to Nepal to take part in an Asian Football Confederation regional tournament, landed at the Delhi airport around 5:40pm on an IAF Aircraft C-17 on Sunday. They were among 237 people who had boarded the aircraft from Kathmandu.”Our ordeal is over and it is a huge relief for us. The girls and the officials have endured the most scary moments of our lives in Nepal. Yesterday in Nepal, we did not know whether we could reach home or not. Finally, we have reached here safely,” a PTI report quoted coach Maymol Rocky as saying.The players and the officials will stay tonight at the Ibis hotel at the Aerocity near the IGI airport and will leave for their respective homes tomorrow.The players were practicing at the Dasarath Stadium in Kathmandu for the third-place play-off against Iran when the earthquake shook the venue and adjoining areas yesterday. They ran to the middle of the pitch and remained there even as the stadium shook and buildings collapsed in the adjoining areas.The scared girls and the support staff then decided to sleep in the open space at the hotel premises and not in their rooms at Hotel View Bhrikuti in Kathmandu last night for the fear of further aftershocks.advertisement”We reached Kathmandu airport around 9am local time by a bus and then waited for some time while trying to find the embassy people. Then there was fresh tremors and that delayed our departure. But we finally boarded the Air Force plane and all are safe,” Rocky said.Earlier in the day, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said in a tweet, “We will evacuate India’s U-14 girls football team on priority.”All India Football Federation President Praful Patel thanked the Government of India, the Air Force and Nepal Football Association for the safe airlifting of the players and support staff, and said it will contribute Rs 11 lakh to NEPA for earthquake relief.last_img read more

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first_imgMeanwhile England great Geoffrey Boycott, renowned as an Meanwhile England great Geoffrey Boycott, renowned as an stubbornly defensive opening batsman, told the Daily Telegraph that “Root has to be more adventurous than Alastair Cook”. “Being careful is OK up to a point, but imagination, flair and taking a risk are absolute musts,” added the Yorkshireman who was England captain briefly in 1978.Root played for the same Sheffield Collegiate club as Michael Vaughan, who also had limited captaincy experience before becoming a successful England skipper.”When Michael was appointed England captain, he had not been captain of Yorkshire.. yet he was brilliant because he was innovative,” said Boycott.If Root were to succeed Cook, he would be joining fellow contemporary star batsmen Virat Kohli (India), Steve Smith (Australia) and Kane Williamson (New Zealand) as a Test captain.”It reminds me of the 1980s, where we had the four great all-rounders — Ian Botham, Richard Hadlee, Kapil Dev and Imran Khan — all competing on the world stage,” said Gillespie.”This decade weve got four great batsmen in Joe Root, Steve Smith, Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson and with them now all leading their countries, provided Root gets the job, to me it seems a similarly exciting time to be a cricket fan.” AFP SSC SSClast_img read more

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The Essential List of Best Gear for the Climbing Gym

first_img An Introduction to the Fine Sport of Bouldering Editors’ Recommendations Live Out Your Westworld Dreams at Casteel Creek Retreat 16 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now The Best Travel and Adventure Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Climbing requires giant granite walls and warm sunny days, right? Nope.Even when it’s 0 degrees outside or raining sideways, you can climb in almost any city in the world. Climbing gyms are popping up all over the place and most offer cheap single sessions, gear rentals, and classes if you need them.Hero Images/Getty ImagesOnce you’ve learned the proper knots and how to put a harness on, you can hit the climbing gym any time with friends and get a killer workout. And if you hit the climbing walls regularly, you’ll be as nimble as Alex Honnold scaling El Capitan. There’s nothing like hauling your post-holiday carcass up the wall to light your forearms on fire.Most gyms rent out everything you need to get started but when you want to take it the next step and get a bit of gear, what do you need?Mammut Zephir Seat HarnessA belay device, shoes, and a harness are your main tools for climbing. These are the basics you’ll need every time you go. It’s easy to rent, but eventually, you’ll want to find your favorites and get used to using them. Knowing how to use your tools goes a long way.The Mammut Zephir is a lightweight, super breathable climbing harness ideal for gym climbing. The webbing splits open on the back, distributing the weight across a wider area and making it more comfortable. Air moves freely through the expanded mesh to keep you cooler when the gym has the heat cranked a little too much.This webbing, and the lightweight Dyneema belay loop, make the Zephir easy to pack going to the office or traveling. The bottom tie in point gets a lot of wear but has a plastic cover for more durability. After lots of use, red threads in the belay loop start to show through and you’ll know it’s time to replace.Shop NowMammut Smart 2.0 Belay DeviceSecond of the three climbing essentials is the belay device. This is the small metal device that attaches you to the rope when your partner is climbing. By slowly feeding the rope through the belay device, the rope will catch if your climber falls.The Mammut Smart 2.0 belay device is lightweight with no moving parts. By keeping your hand on the rope and pulled down slightly, the rope pinches against the carabiner and easily catches your climber in a fall. Other devices require a lot of effort to keep a hold on the brake end of the rope. The extra friction on the Smart 2.0 device makes it easy. To lower your climber after topping out, just push up slightly on the thumb groove which allows the rope to slide out.Pair this with Mammut’s Smart HMS carabiner.Shop NowLa Sportiva Tarantulace Climbing ShoesClimbing shoes don’t have to be wince-inducing vice grips on your feet. Beginner and intermediate shoes can be quite comfortable for wearing all day on the easier routes. The Tarantulace climbing shoes from La Sportiva are the perfect mix of stiffness and high-performance rubber with a comfortable shape and breathable leather upper. They fit a wide range of foot shapes and stretch a touch to conform to your foot shape.Climbing shoes tend to get torn up during the learning process, scraping them along rock walls and holds. The Tarantulace won’t break the bank when you’re wearing through shoes quickly. If you need something even easier to get on and off for quick gym sessions, the Tarantula version has velcro closures.Shop NowBD Gym Chalk BagTo round out the climbing-specific gear, we need a chalk bag. They’re just small pouches that hang off the back of your harness or on a waist strap of their own to hold your chalk.Slick, sweaty hands are tough to climb with. The integrated, refillable chalk ball in the Black Diamond Gym Chalk Bag lets you buy cheaper loose chalk but keeps it contained in a neat and tidy ball. There’s also a slot for certification cards you might need at the gym and a holder for brushes if you’re cleaning holds. The Gym chalk bag can clip directly to Black Diamond harnesses or comes with its own waist belt.Shop NowMammut Seon Transporter BagAll this gear needs isn’t going anywhere without a good way to transport it. The folks at Mammut have spent a lot of time working at the office all day and then heading to the gym for a lunch or evening climbing session. The Seon Transporter backpack has two compartments that fold open completely, one for business, one for play.The business compartment against the back has pockets for a laptop, a tablet, documents, and all the digital accessories. The main pouch on the front is much larger to store climbing clothes, a harness, and a belay device. A separate zippered pouch fits climbing shoes perfectly. Small vents on either side of the climbing shoe compartment let fresh air through so you’re not greeted with a bad dose of “eau de climbing shoe” on your next gym visit.Shop NowOutdoor Research Pale Ale Short-Sleeve ShirtClimbing is hard on clothes. They have to be durable against the rock surface. They have to protect you from the sun if you’re outside. They have to breathe well when you’re climbing hard in warmer temperatures. The Pale Ale short sleeve button up shirt from Outdoor Research can do all that and even go to the pub after for a drink.The UPF 15 sun protection in the Pale Ale’s fabric keeps you out of the sun if you decide to venture outside the gym. A hint of spandex lets the shirt move with you whether reaching for the next climbing hold or that cold beer afterward. The rest of the fabric is a combination of nylon for durability, cotton for a smooth feel, and Tencel Sun, a soft, moisture-wicking fabric made from sustainable wood fibers with a cooling effect. Now you can always be comfortable drinking and climbing (but not both, right?).Shop NowPrana Stretch Zion PantsA good climbing pant is hard to find. They have to be stretchy, comfortable, retain their shape, and breathe well. The Prana Stretch Zion Pant is easy to wear every day because of its comfort and stretchiness.They’re UPF 50+ for hot days outside. The bottoms are a bit baggy to easily go over boots for hiking and then roll up the bottoms and snap them in place to climb. A low-profile built-in belt stays out of the way of a climbing harness and backpack waist belts. If you need extra staying power, they do include additional belt loops. When you’re just hanging on the wall making your belayer do extra work, an extra zipper on the cargo pocket makes it easy to get your phone out from a seated position to take those “Look, Ma, I’m climbing!” selfies.Shop Now The Best Men’s Work Pants for Getting Down to Businesslast_img read more

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Jeune Afrique Calls Moroccos Abdellatif Hammouchi Terrorists Nightmare

Rabat – Jeune Afrique, considered Africa’s top francophone magazine, has said that Abdellatif Hammouchi is the mastermind of Morocco’s successful anti-terrorism mechanism.Hammouhci is the head the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) and the General Directorate of Territorial Security (DGST), Morocco’s joint elite forces on anti-terrorism. The two services were merged in 2015 to modernize and improve Morocco’s responsiveness to terrorist threats.The success of the two security services, which has earned Morocco a strong reputation for anti-terrorism and stability, is at the same time winning Hammouchi nicknames in media reports. The latest accolade came from a Jeune Afrique profile article that lauded the “incomparable” success of Hammouchi’s four-year tenure as the head of Moroccan intelligence.The magazine listed Hammouhci among “Africa’s most influential personalities in 2019” in a dossier it published over the weekend. Jeune Afrique noted, referring to the list, that “these are people who are impacting public opinion, and are capable of inspiring and inciting us to imitate them.”Sliding into the nickname ritual set up by other outlets that have hailed the success of Hammouchi’s tenure at the DGSG-DGST in recent months, Jeune Afrique, described him as “the nightmare of terrorists.”Hammouchi “has been extolled by his African and European colleagues,” the newspaper wrote. “If Morocco features today at the forefront in terms of anti-terrorism, it owes it in large measure to his incomparable knowledge of the Islamist network.”But dismantling terror cells, thwarting terrorist plots, or even sharing vital intelligence with partner countries are not the only reasons the Moroccan officer made it to Jeune Afrique’s list.Being popular with everyday Moroccans also counted in the magazine’s choice. Hammouchi, according to Jeune Afrique, has succeeded in “reconciling citizens with the police.”While Jeune Afrique’s comments carry a degree of exaggeration, Hammouchi is no stranger to excessive praise from the media.Adopting a similar tone in July of 2018, an Italian daily referred to Hammouchi as the “super agent who never sleeps.”The paper said Hammouhci had “an incredible memory,” was the “most informed man in Morocco,” and was “one of the finest connoisseurs of extremist Islamism.” read more

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Two wanted in death of Niagara Falls man

Arrest warrants are out for two people from Hamilton after the murder of a 70-year-old man in Niagara Falls.The body of Giuseppe “Joe” Caputo was found in his apartment on June 19.   Police say the man and woman they’re looking for  knew him.Jasmine Doxtator, age 37, is about 5’4″ with a medium build and olive complexion.  She has brown eyes, dark shoulder length hair and a tattoo of chinese symbols on her left ankle.Richard Doxtator, age 36, is six feet tall, about 220 pounds, olive complexion with brown eyes and brown hair.  He has several tattoos on both arms and a tribal tattoo on the right side of his neck.Caputo lived in a ground floor unit at a retirement residence at 5130 Portage Road.  Neighbours said they heard voices that weren’t his in the apartment early Friday morning.Editor’s Note: An unrelated video was posted to this story in error. It has been removed. read more

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Trump administration blasts WTO ruling on China

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is blasting a World Trade Organization decision that could let China levy sanctions on the United States.The WTO ruling was actually a mixed verdict in a case that dates back to 2007 and is unrelated to the tariffs the administration has slapped on $250 billion in Chinese goods. The WTO agreed with the U.S. that China lets state-owned companies subsidize Chinese firms by providing components at unfairly low costs.But it said the U.S. wrongly calculated the tariffs imposed to punish China for the subsidies. If the U.S. doesn’t recalculate them, China can retaliate with its own sanctions.The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative said the ruling “undermines WTO rules, making them less effective to counteract Chinese subsidies that are harming U.S. workers and businesses.”Paul Wiseman, The Associated Press read more

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Food Network Twitter Canada cook up new format for series of chef

TORONTO — Corus Entertainment and Twitter Canada have cooked up a new social media format that will dish out a weekly series of eight, pre-recorded episodes featuring a variety of Food Network Canada chefs preparing a wide range of meals for foodies.The #DestinationDishes series of five-minute episodes on @FoodNetworkCA is sponsored by Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce’s CIBC Aventura travel-oriented credit card.Representatives of Corus and Twitter Canada see the series as the first of several new collaborations that will provide customized sponsored TV-quality programming to the social media platform.They say they’ll be closely monitoring how the series performs with audiences but they won’t be selling that information to third parties or collecting personal data about individual followers.However, Twitter Canada’s Michael Palombo conceded in an interview that followers may be “served ads at some point, similar to how all social platforms work.”Dervla Kelly, who heads the #DestinationDishes project for Corus, said each episode was less expensive than a 30- or 60-minute Food Network Canada television episode but they use TV-quality techniques and technology.For example, Kelly says all the episodes are created in-house and pre-recorded — not live-streamed — in super-high definition 4K standard “so all of these episodes could be retrofitted for TV if we chose to.”But unlike some cooking shows that use an overhead camera to show the chef’s hands creating the food, the Twitter series was mostly shot with a single camera with a frontal view of the chefs.“So you don’t have a lot of that production intricacies and that definitely helps keep the costs down,” Kelly said.However, Kelly said that the 40-person So.da team she heads as a Corus senior vice-president will tweak the production technique to suit the needs of each other series created with Twitter and future sponsors, who she declined to identify.“In social, you are testing and learning all of the time,” Kelly said.Corus already sends out about 1,500 pieces of content per week on various social media platforms, she said, and monitors audience engagement “to the second” to determine when interest drops off.“We also go in and scrape the social web to understand what’s performing around the world . . . what ingredients are popping, what formats are working. That’s the kind of data we use to inform our strategy and our social productions.“But we’re not collecting or selling data on users,” Kelly said.For the #DestinationDishes series, So.da created more than the required eight episodes to give foodies more choice when they vote on which destination they’d like to see presented by Food Network Canada chefs.“That’s really the crux of this program, I would say,” said Palombo, Twitter Canada’s head of entertainment partnerships.“We’ve actually produced more content than we needed for this, so we have a full library to choose from. Week over week, polls will be published . . . and users will vote which episodes they want to see that week.”The first poll opens March 7 and the first pre-recorded weekly episode will be out on March 11 at 4 p.m. ET.Like most television, radio and publishing companies, Toronto-based Corus is exploring new ways to generate revenue in response to competition from newer digital media such as YouTube, Facebook and video-on-demand services like Netflix.According to its most recent financial report, issued Jan. 11, Corus Entertainment’s overall first-quarter revenue for the three months ended Nov. 30 was about $467.5 million — including $426.2 million from its television division.Television revenue was up due to a four per cent increase in advertising sales and a three per cent increase in sales from merchandising, while fees from subscribers to Corus specialty TV channels was essentially flat.Looking at Corus television revenue from a longer-term perspective, fiscal 2018 TV revenue was just under $1.5 billion, down two per cent from fiscal 2017, the first year that included results from its acquisition of Shaw Media.Meanwhile at Twitter, total worldwide revenue for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31 was up 24 per cent from a year earlier at US$909 million, including US$691 million from advertising.Companies in this story: (TSX:CRJ.B) read more

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Karl Albrecht reclusive billionaire who cofounded German supermarket chain Aldi dead at

Karl Albrecht, reclusive billionaire who co-founded German supermarket chain Aldi, dead at 94 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email BERLIN – Karl Albrecht, co-founder of the Aldi grocery store empire and one of the world’s richest people, has died in the western German city of Essen. He was 94.Essen’s city hall told The Associated Press that Albrecht was buried Monday in a family plot in a small ceremony in the city’s Bredeney district where he lived. Aldi’s press office said Albrecht died July 16.“He created a corporate culture of mutual respect, he trusted his employees and their talents, and he gave them a chance to use them,” said Aldi spokeswoman Kirsten Gess in a statement. “Our sympathies are with his family.”Albrecht and his brother Theo, who died in 2010, both worked in their parents’ grocery store as they were growing up.After both serving as German soldiers in World War II, the two took over the business and began a rapid expansion. By early 1960 they were operating some 300 stores.After splitting the company into two, the brothers in 1962 rebranded the group Aldi — a contraction of “Albrecht Discount” — with Karl Albrecht leading Aldi South, and Theo Albrecht taking Aldi North. They still worked together, using their combined bargaining power to negotiate lower purchasing prices.Their motto was “concentrating on the basics: a limited selection of goods for daily needs” and their formula sold well.Today the group has thousands of stores in 17 countries in Europe, North America and Australia, and a family trust established by Theo Albrecht in 1979 bought the U.S. specialty grocery chain Trader Joe’s.Both brothers shunned publicity throughout their lives, and when Forbes featured them in 1992 as two of the world’s richest men, it had to use silhouettes to illustrate the article because no pictures of them had been published for years.Albrecht was ranked No. 24 on this year’s Forbes list of the world’s richest people with an estimated net worth of $25.9 billion. by David Rising, The Associated Press Posted Jul 21, 2014 11:29 am MDT read more

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Central African Republic after power grab Security Council calls for protecting civilians

In a statement issued last night, the Council strongly condemned the recent attacks by the Séléka rebel coalition, as well as the ensuing violence and looting which resulted in several deaths and injuries to South African soldiers who had been deployed to the CAR at the request of the Government.The Council emphasized that “those responsible for violations and abuses of international humanitarian and human rights law, including violence against civilians, sexual and gender-based violence and recruitment and use of children in armed conflict, must be held accountable.”Members of the Council also called on parties to allow safe and unhindered humanitarian access as well as to fully respect international human rights law.Fighting flared up again in CAR in December 2012 when the Séléka rebel coalition launched a series of attacks. The fighters took control of major towns and were advancing on Bangui, before agreeing to start peace talks under the auspices of the regional group known as the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS).A peace agreement was reached on 11 January in Libreville, Gabon, resulting in a ceasefire agreement and creating a government of national unity in which opposition figures were given key posts, but the rebels claim the Government is failing to live up to its commitments.Yesterday, the African Union (AU) suspended the CAR’s participation in all its activities, and sanctioned the Séléka leaders, noting that their actions violate the recent as well as previous agreements reached in Libreville and jeopardize the precarious stability in the country.Members of the Council called for the restoration of the rule of law, constitutional order and the implementation of the Libreville agreements, and recalled that according to these, the Government of national unity is in charge of holding legislative elections. They also reaffirmed the role of the ECCAS in facilitating the implementation of the agreements with the support of the AU, and said they would monitor the situation closely.Meanwhile, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned that children in the country are increasingly vulnerable as thousands have been left without adequate access to basic services in the wake of the rebels’ attacks. “Most vulnerable are children who have lost their home, have been separated from their families, or were formerly associated with armed groups,” said UNICEF spokesperson Marixie Mercado. “Lack of access over the past months has been a huge block to humanitarian efforts. Roads are blocked; there is presence of armed groups and the risk of pillage. UNICEF offices in Kaga Bandoro were completely looted,” she told a news conference in Geneva.The agency said in most of the rebel-controlled areas, health activities have been disrupted while many schools have been closed or taken over by armed groups. Nearly 14,000 children are expected to suffer from life threatening malnutrition following the looting and closure of nutritional centres.Ms. Mercado also warned that UNICEF has received reports that rebel groups and pro-Government militias have been actively recruiting children into their ranks. read more

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UN agency launches new global land cover database

The United Nations agricultural agency today launched a new database which gathers under one roof previously scattered information about land cover – how much land is covered by croplands, trees, forests, or bare soils – crucial to establishing a good global understanding of the physical characteristics of the Earth’s surface.”A strong understanding of our planet’s land cover is essential to promoting sustainable land resources management – including agricultural production to feed a growing population – that makes efficient use of increasingly scarce natural resources yet safeguards the environment,” said John Latham of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), which spearheaded the project. The Global Land Cover SHARE database (GLC-SHARE) initiative represents a major and historic improvement: up until now, such data was collected by different countries and organizations which identified, measured and recorded information in diverse, uneven ways. GLC-SHARE pulled together all that data and submitted it to a thorough quality-control, harmonizing process, using internationally accepted definitions and standards, thereby bringing a wealth of country-level information into one consolidated dataset spanning the entire planet. Applications of the new GLC-share database include monitoring of global land cover trends, evaluating the suitability of land for various uses, assessing the impact of climate change on food production, and land-use planning. “This update to our understanding of the Earth’s land cover comes at a crucial time,” Mr. Latham added. “It will be a valuable tool in assessing the sustainability of agriculture, and for supporting evidence based-sustainable rural development and land use policy contributing to reducing poverty, enabling of inclusive and efficient agricultural and food systems and increasing resilience of livelihoods. GLC-SHARE will also help us understand how climate change and climate variability are impacting key natural resources, as well as food production.” FAO’s new database reveals the breakdown of eleven global land cover layers: tree-covered areas (27.7 percent), bare soils (15.2 percent), grasslands (13.0 percent), croplands (12.6 percent), snow and glaciers (9.7 percent), shrub-covered areas (9.5 percent), sparse vegetation (7.7 percent), inland water bodies (2.6 percent), herbaceous vegetation (1.3 percent), artificial surfaces (0.6 percent), and mangroves (0.1 percent). The agency stresses that a surging global population and growing demand for food pose major challenges for agriculture, which in the years to come, will need to produce more food using fewer natural resources while at the same time coping with a changing climate. FAO estimates furthermore that world food production will need to increase by 60 percent by 2050, for the most part, on lands that are already being cultivated. read more

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Buckeye Briefs for May 5

The Ohio State-Purdue game is set for 12 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3 in Ohio Stadium and is the 2010 Homecoming game for OSU. The Buckeyes will seek revenge after falling to the Boilermakers last season 26-18.Men’s volleyball senior Ted Schoenfeldt was named the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I-II National Player of the Week for the second time in his career and was named Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Offensive Player of the Week. Schoenfeldt added three kills in the fifth set of the MIVA Tournament to secure the victory over Loyola-Chicago, giving the Buckeyes an automatic bid to the NCAA Championship semifinals. Schoenfeldt recorded a career-high 12 blocks in the same match. Mik Berzins was named the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Defensive Player of the Week for the third time this season. Berzins recorded a .985 serve receptions percentage in the MIVA Tournament.The No. 4 men’s tennis team will face Western Michigan in the first round of the NCAA tournament May 14-16.The American Lacrosse Conference named Annie Carruthers Goalie of the Year Tuesday. Carruthers’ 22 saves against Northwestern ranks her in second-most career saves of any NCAA goalie in 2010. Carruthers and Kelly Haggerty were named All-ALC First Team, while Alayna Markwordt earned second-team honors. read more

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Two men due in court and one man released after €27 million

first_img Wednesday 26 Oct 2016, 11:01 PM Oct 26th 2016, 11:01 PM No Comments By Cliodhna Russell Share1 Tweet Email http://jrnl.ie/3048469 Short URL 11,250 Views Two men due in court and one man released after €2.7 million drugs bust One of the men is being charged with unconnected offences. TWO MEN ARE due before court and another man has been released without charge after drugs were found in a number of cars in Meath yesterday.A 58-year-old man has been charged in connection with the seizure of around €2.7 million worth of cannabis herb in Ashbourne yesterday.He’s due to appear before Trim District court at 10.30am tomorrow morning.A second man, 41, who was arrested as part of the same operation, was charged with unconnected offences.He will also appear before Trim District Court at 10.30am tomorrow.A third man was released without charge and a file is being prepared for the DPP.Gardaí say the operation was part of investigations targeting organised crime in the Dublin and Meath regions.Read: Daly accuses Judge of singling her out and wasting garda time by issuing bench warrant> Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Man who changed poker Chris Moneymaker one of two new inductees to

first_img Germany’s Hossein Ensan wins 2019 WSOP Main Event 2019 WSOP main event the second biggest of all time 50 years young Load More RelatedPosts The man responsible for the global poker boom, 2003 World Series of Poker Main Event champion Chris Moneymaker, was one of two players inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame this week.Moneymaker and fellow veteran poker pro David Oppenheim were named as the 57th and 58th inductees shortly before the 2019 WSOP Main Event table kicked off on Monday, having been voted in by a panel including the 30 living Poker Hall of Fame members plus 21 media. It was 16 years ago that the aptly named Moneymaker, an accountant from Tennessee, outlasted a field of 839 players to win the 2003 WSOP Main Event and claim the US$2.5 million first prize. The then 27-year-old had won his seat into the Main Event in a US$86 satellite tournament online, his rags to riches story capturing the imaginations of the general public and creating a wave of popularity for poker in the US and beyond that has maintained to this day.The WSOP Main Event itself saw the number of entries jump to 2,576 the following year, then 5,619 in 2005 and 8,773 in 2006.“In the record-setting 50th year of the World Series of Poker, we are reminded how critical Chris Moneymaker has been to influencing recreational players to pursue their dreams and he will certainly be amongst the most important figures of all time,” said Poker Hall of Fame Governing Council member Ty Stewart. “Oppenheim is a pro’s pro and has finally received his long overdue recognition.”last_img read more

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VIDEO Ultrasound Versus MRI for Imaging of the Female Pelvis

first_imgRelated GE Edison Platform Content:GE Healthcare Unveils New Applications and Smart Devices Built on Edison PlatformVIDEO: itnTV Conversations — What is Edison? Related content:itnTV “Conversations”: The Accuray Philosophy CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) scanner on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting in July. It is aimed at cardiology office based imaging and was released this past spring at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.The system has removable tablets on each side of the scanner where the tech can adjust the machine, review scout scans and trigger the scanner. The idea is to improve workflow and allow the tech to remain at the bedside longer to be with the patient, rather tucked away in a remote control room using an intercom.The entire system is built into the gantry seen here, so there is no need for extra equipment in a closet, cabinet or server tower.It comes in a 128 slice configuration with 4 cm of anatomical coverage per rotation.It uses the Stellar detector and tin filtration to eliminate low energy photons and help lower dose. It can be programmed to aid workflow by automatically removing bone, create cured planar reconstructions, lung CAD and other post-processing features so more time can be spent on reading scans. The scanner also comes with a HeartFlow FFR-CT starter pack.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes Nate Bachman, graduate research assistant in the Human Cardiovascular Physiology Lab of the Dept. of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University, describes how he and fellow researchers used multiple types of cardiac imaging to evaluate the health of athletes who compete in endurance events lasting six hours or more, and what the results may suggest for future screening.Watch the VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019, an interview with AHRA President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | January 08, 2016 RSNA Technology Report 2015: MRI Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2015. Below is related MRI content:RSNA Technology Report 2015: Magnetic Resonance ImagingRecent Advances in MRI TechnologySoftware Advances in MRI TechnologyAdvances in Cardiac Imaging at RSNA 2016Recent Trends and Developments in Contrast MediaComparison Chart: MRI Wide Bore Systems (chart access will require a login, but is free and only takes a minute to register)Comparison Chart: MRI Contrast Agents(chart access will require a login, but is free and only takes a minute to register)Comparison Chart: Cardiovascular MRI Analysis Software(chart access will require a login, but is free and only takes a minute to register) Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2019 meeting in July. The system was pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval at AHRA, but received FDA 510(k) clearance in early August 2019.The system features a 33-inch aperture, large enough to place a wheelchair inside. It can be rotated 90 degrees in either direction and the deck can be parked in any position, making it easier for patients to get on and off the 660-pound weight table. The FluoroSpeed X1 offers controls that are ergonomic for technologists, with duplicate controls on each side for either a left- or right-handed tech. The machine also has a large aperture to allow swallow studies.The FluoroSpeed X1 comes equipped with a 17 x 17-inch dynamic digital X-ray detector (FPD) in the table bucky, allowing it to both be used for fluoroscopy as well as radiographic exams.Read more about the FluoroSpeed X1:Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Cardio-oncology | March 22, 2019 VIDEO: Characterization of Cardiac Structural Changes and Function Following Radiation Therapy Magid Awadalla, MBBS, is an advanced cardiac imaging research fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has been involved in an imaging study of cardiac changes from photon radiotherapy in breast cancer patients using serial cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The radiotherapy beams used to treat breast cancer pass close to the neighboring heart, which can cause cardiac cell damage leading to issues like heart failure later on. He spoke on the topic of cardio-oncology at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2019 meeting. Information Technology View all 220 items CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. It was designed specifically for cardiac imaging and so has a very compact footprint so it can be used in an office setting or small room. It offers a fast gantry rotation speed to freeze cardiac motion and has large enough anatomical coverage to view the scan the entire heart in one rotation.One of these systems was recently installed at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, where they have an extensive structural heart program. Read more about this intall.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Related Enterprise Imaging Content:RSNA Technology Report 2017: Enterprise ImagingVIDEO: Building An Effective Enterprise Imaging StrategyFive Steps for Better Diagnostic Image ManagementVIDEO: Enterprise Imaging and the Digital Imaging Adoption ModelEnterprise Imaging to Account for 27 Percent of Imaging MarketVIDEO: Defining Enterprise Imaging — The HIMSS-SIIM Enterprise Imaging WorkgroupVIDEO: How to Build An Enterprise Imaging System Radiation Therapy | December 06, 2018 Technology Report: Patient-centered Care in Radiation Therapy Radiation therapy has become increasingly effective and safe as vendors continue to innovate technologies that benefit the patient. At ASTRO 2018, this patient-centric approach was exemplified and demonstrated not only in ways that match treatments to patients, but in how technologies can adjust to patient movement and anatomical changes, and to increase the precision of treatments. ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr showcases several new technologies that are helping to advance this field.For additional patient-centered care coverage, see:Conversations with Greg Freiherr: The Accuray PhilosophyASTRO Puts Patients First Related CT Calcium Scorining Content:VIDEO: New Cholesterol Guidelines Support CT Calcium Scoring for Risk Assessment — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D.CT Calcium Scoring Becoming a Key Risk Factor AssessmentACC and AHA Release Updated Cholesterol Guidelines for 2018VIDEO: CT Calcium Scoring to Screen For Who Should Take Statins — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D. CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) scanner on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting in July. It is aimed at cardiology office based imaging and was released this past spring at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.The system has removable tablets on each side of the scanner where the tech can adjust the machine, review scout scans and trigger the scanner. The idea is to improve workflow and allow the tech to remain at the bedside longer to be with the patient, rather tucked away in a remote control room using an intercom.The entire system is built into the gantry seen here, so there is no need for extra equipment in a closet, cabinet or server tower.It comes in a 128 slice configuration with 4 cm of anatomical coverage per rotation.It uses the Stellar detector and tin filtration to eliminate low energy photons and help lower dose. It can be programmed to aid workflow by automatically removing bone, create cured planar reconstructions, lung CAD and other post-processing features so more time can be spent on reading scans. The scanner also comes with a HeartFlow FFR-CT starter pack.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Digital Radiography (DR) | October 05, 2016 Technology Report: Digital Radiography Systems Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of digital radiography (DR) advances at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2016 meeting. Read the article “The Coming Push for DR.”  Watch a technology report sidebar video on new DR Systems technology. Related CT Calcium Scorining Content:VIDEO: New Cholesterol Guidelines Support CT Calcium Scoring for Risk Assessment — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D.CT Calcium Scoring Becoming a Key Risk Factor AssessmentACC and AHA Release Updated Cholesterol Guidelines for 2018VIDEO: CT Calcium Scoring to Screen For Who Should Take Statins — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D. Artificial Intelligence | April 02, 2019 itnTV “Conversations:” What is Edison? At RSNA 2018, GE Healthcare formally presented Edison as the company’s new applications platform, designed to speed the delivery of precision care.  Find more SCCT news and videos Radiation Oncology | May 13, 2019 Patient-first Innovations from Accuray at ASTRO 2018 At ASTRO 2018, Accuray showcased new patient-first innovations, including motion synchronization on Radixact, and the new CK VoLO, a fast optimizer on the CyberKnife system. Andrew Delao, senior director of marketing for Accuray, highlights the new features. Enterprise Imaging | April 26, 2019 VIDEO: A Transformative Approach to Reducing Cost and Complexity at CarolinaEast Health System CarolinaEast Health System, an award-winning health system in New Bern, N.C., was one of the first to collaborate with Philips to implement IntelliSpace Enterprise Edition, a comprehensive managed service. Watch the video to see how we collaborated together to streamline workflows and improve interoperability for better care.Watch the related editorial interview VIDEO: Streamlining PACS Administration — Interview with Mike Ciancio, imaging systems administrator at CarolinaEast Health System. Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA, discuss some of the most important clinical topics at the 2019 AHRA Annual Meeting and how the association plans to help its members embrace technological change in the coming years. Among the main focuses at the meeting were clinical decision support (CDS), artificial intelligence (AI) and the use of data analytics to improve equipment and personnel performance. Watch the VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes, an interview with Colorado State University graduate research assistant Nate Bachman at AHRA 2019. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Artificial Intelligence | July 22, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Machine Learning to Automate Radiotherapy Treatment Planning Leigh Conroy, Ph.D., physics resident, University Health Network, Princess Margaret Cancer Center, Toronto, Canada, explains how her center is using machine learning to automate treatment plans. The center is one of the first to use the RayStation machine learning treatment planning system for radiation oncology. She spoke at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Women’s Health | March 25, 2019 VIDEO: Ultrasound Versus MRI for Imaging of the Female Pelvis Deborah Levine, M.D., professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School and vice chair for academic affairs in the Department of Radiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, describes scenarios where magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could be more useful than ultrasound in issues with the female pelvis. Related GE Edison Platform Content:VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence – GE Builds AI Applications on Edison PlatformGE Healthcare Unveils New Applications and Smart Devices Built on Edison Platform Advanced Visualization | April 01, 2019 VIDEO: The GE iCenter Looks Toward the Future of New Technologies GE Healthcare goes beyond core equipment maintenance to help clients solve some of their most important asset and clinical performance challenges through digital solutions. Artificial Intelligence | March 28, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence – GE Builds AI Applications on Edison Platform GE launched a new brand that covers artificial intelligence (AI) at the Radiological Socoety of North American (RSNA) 2018 meeting. The company showed several works-in-progress, including a critical care suite of algorithms and experimental applications for brain MR. Each is being built on GE’s Edison Platform. Radiation Therapy | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Creating a Low-cost Radiotherapy System for the Developing World Paul Liu, Ph.D., post-doctoral research associate, Image X Institute at the University of Sydney, Australia, explains how his center is working on a low-cost radiation therapy system for the developing world. The Nano-X system will use a fixed linac gantry and rotate the patient around the beam. This would lighten the weight of the system, reduce the need for room shielding, and cut the number iof moving parts to lower costs and ease maintanence. Liu spoke about the project in sessions at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2019 meeting in July. The system was pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval at AHRA, but received FDA 510(k) clearance in early August 2019.The system features a 33-inch aperture, large enough to place a wheelchair inside. It can be rotated 90 degrees in either direction and the deck can be parked in any position, making it easier for patients to get on and off the 660-pound weight table. The FluoroSpeed X1 offers controls that are ergonomic for technologists, with duplicate controls on each side for either a left- or right-handed tech. The machine also has a large aperture to allow swallow studies.The FluoroSpeed X1 comes equipped with a 17 x 17-inch dynamic digital X-ray detector (FPD) in the table bucky, allowing it to both be used for fluoroscopy as well as radiographic exams.Read more about the FluoroSpeed X1:Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Radiology Imaging View all 288 items Related CT Calcium Scorining Content:VIDEO: New Cholesterol Guidelines Support CT Calcium Scoring for Risk Assessment — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D.CT Calcium Scoring Becoming a Key Risk Factor AssessmentACC and AHA Release Updated Cholesterol Guidelines for 2018VIDEO: CT Calcium Scoring to Screen For Who Should Take Statins — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D. Artificial Intelligence | March 13, 2019 VIDEO: How iCad Uses AI to Speed Breast Tomosynthesis At RSNA 2018, iCad showed how its ProFound AI for digital breast tomosynthesis technology might help in the interpretation of tomosynthesis exams. Rodney Hawkins, vice president of marketing for iCad, discusses how this technology can better help detect the cancer.Related content:Artificial Intelligence 2018: What Radiologists Need to Know About AIRSNA 2018 Sunday – Improving, Not Replacing RSNA | April 03, 2019 VIDEO: Editor’s Choice of the Most Innovative New Technology at RSNA 2018 ITN Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the most interesting new medical imaging technologies displayed on the expo floor at the 2018 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting. The video includes new technologies for fetal ultrasound, CT, MRI, mobile DR X-ray, a new generation of fluoroscopy systems, MRI contrast mapping to better identify tumors, and a new technique to create moving X-ray images from standard DR imaging.Watch the related VIDEO: Editor’s Choice of the Most Innovative New Artificial Intelligence Technologies at RSNA 2018. This inlcudes a tour of some of the recently FDA-cleared AI technologies for medical imaging at RSNA 2018.  Enterprise Imaging | January 14, 2019 Technology Report: Enterprise Imaging 2018 In Enterprise Imaging 2018: Balancing Strategy and Technology in Enterprise Imaging, ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of enterprise imaging advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2018 annual meeting. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology Reports | April 01, 2018 Technology Report: Artificial Intelligence 2017 ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of artificial intelligence advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2017 annual meeting.  AI was by far the hottest topic in sessions and on the expo floor at RSNA 2017. Here are links to related deep learning, machine learning coverage:Why AI By Any Name Is Sweet For RadiologyValue in Radiology Takes on Added Depth at RSNA 2017VIDEO: Key Imaging Technology Trends at RSNA 2017VIDEO: Deep Learning is Key Technology Trend at RSNA 2017VIDEO: Machine Learning and the Future of RadiologyVIDEO: Expanding Role for Artificial Intelligence in Medical ImagingHow Artificial Intelligence Will Change Medical Imaging Interventional Radiology | October 19, 2018 VIDEO: Y90 Embolization of Liver Cancer at Henry Ford Hospital Scott Schwartz, M.D., interventional radiologist and program director for IR residencies and the vascular and interventional radiology fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital, explains how the department uses Yttrium-90 (Y90) embolization therapy to treat liver cancer.Find more content on Henry Ford Hospital Brachytherapy Systems | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: New Alpha Emitter Brachytherapy Seeds in Development Lior Arazi, Ph.D., assistant professor at Ben-Gurion University, Israel, explains the potential benefits of a new Radium-224 brachytherapy seed technology he is helping develop. The technology uses high-dose alpha particles to kill cancer cells, but has a very short tissue penetration, so it can be placed very close to critical structures without causing collateral damage to healthy tissue. He discussed this technology in sessions at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Enterprise Imaging | March 27, 2019 VIDEO: GE Healthcare’s CCA Analytics Provides Governance for Enterprise Imaging GE Healthcare Centricity Clinical Archive (CCA) Analytics, shown at RSNA 2018, works directly with the vendor neutral archive (VNA), allowing users to evaluate clinical, financial and operational processes across the healthcare system. The analytics solution shows how all of the different components of the archive and all of the imaging sources — departments, facilities and modalities — are working across the enterprise. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Technology Reports View all 9 items SPECT-CT | December 12, 2018 VIDEO: Walk Around of the Veriton SPECT-CT System This is a walk around of the new Spectrum Dynamics Veriton SPECT-CT nuclear imaging system introduced at the 2018 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting. This is a walk around of an innovative new SPECT-CT nuclear imaging system shown at the Radiological Society Of North America (RSNA) 2018 meeting this week. It’s CT system with comes in 16, 64 or 128 slice configurations. It has 12 SPECT detector robotic arms that automatically move toward the patient and use a sensor to stop a few millimeters from the skin to optimize photon counts and SPECT image quality. It also uses more sensitive CZT digital detectors, which allows either faster scan times, or use of only half the radiotracer dose of analog detector scans.Read the article “Nuclear Imaging Moves Toward Digital Detector Technology.” Read the article “Spectrum Dynamics Sues GE for Theft, Misappropriation of Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition.” AAPM | July 29, 2019 VIDEO: Efforts to Define the Roles of Medical Physicists and Assistants for Regulators Brent Parker, Ph.D., DABR, professor of radiation physics and medical physicist at MD Anderson Cancer Center, explains how the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) is creating guidelines to better define the roles of non-physicist assistants. He said there is a lack of state regulatory oversight for medical physicists or their assistants, partly because there are no guidelines from the medical societies. AAPM has created a series of policy statements to better define these the roles and requirements for all of these positions. Parker said the goal is to give state regulators the the definitions needed to create oversight guidelines. He spoke on this topic in sessions at the AAPM 2019 meeting. Find more news and videos from AAPM. 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He spoke at a joint session of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the 2019 SCCT meeting.  Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., FACC, assistant professor of medicine and radiology, associate program director, advanced cardiac imaging fellowship, University of Utah, explains what radiologists and cardiologists need to know what is needed from CT imaging prior to ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation (AF) and ventricular fibrillation (VF). He spoke at a joint session of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the 2019 SCCT meeting.  AAPM | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care Cynthia McCollough, Ph.D., director of the Mayo Clinic Computed Tomography (CT) Clinical Innovation Center, professor of medical physics and biomedical engineering, and the 2019 president of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), explains the “building bridges” theme of the 2019 AAPM meeting. This theme was the focus of her president’s address at the 2019 AAPM meeting. She spoke on the theme of diversity and how to break down the barriers between various minorities, male-female, religion, national origin, etc. She gave many photo examples of how we pigeon hole people into neat categories and that we often say we have equally in society, however her images showed recent images of big political summits where there are no women present, or they were the secretaries in the background. She said in medical practice, department administration and collaboration on projects, people need to be cognoscente of bias they have engrained by culture for which they may not even be aware.She showed a slide of the AAPM membership makeup by generation and said members need to keep in mind the way each generation thinks and communicates varies by their generation’s life experience and upbringing. McCollough said understanding these differences can help bridge perceived gaps in communication. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Find more SCCT news and videos Conference Coverage View all 396 items Recent Videos View all 606 items Digital Pathology | July 11, 2019 VIDEO: Integrating Digital Pathology With Radiology Toby Cornish, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor and medical director of informatics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, explains how the subspecialty of digital pathology has evolved in recent years, the benefits of integrating pathology and radiology, and how artificial intelligence (AI) may smooth the transition, at the 2019 Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting.  Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA, discuss some of the most important clinical topics at the 2019 AHRA Annual Meeting and how the association plans to help its members embrace technological change in the coming years. Among the main focuses at the meeting were clinical decision support (CDS), artificial intelligence (AI) and the use of data analytics to improve equipment and personnel performance. Watch the VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes, an interview with Colorado State University graduate research assistant Nate Bachman at AHRA 2019. Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Assist in Pediatric Imaging Sudhen Desai, M.D., FSIR, interventional radiologist at Texas Children’s Hospital, editor of IR Quarterly for the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) and on the Board of Directors for the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs, explained how artificial intelligence (AI) can assist in pediatric imaging and the pitfalls of training AI systems. He spoke at the 2019 Radiology AIMed conference. Deep learning algorithms require large amounts of patient case data to train the systems to read medical images automatically without human intervention. However, in pediatrics, there are often much lower numbers of normal and abnormal scans that can be used compared to vast amounts of adult exams available. This makes it difficult to train systems, so AI developers are coming up with innovative new ways to train their software. Compounding issues with training pediatric imaging AI is that the normal ranges change very quickly for young children due to their rapid development. He explained what is normal for a 2-year-old may not be normal for a 5-year-old.Desai and other pediatric physicians who spoke at the conference said AI could have a big impact on pediatric imaging where there are not enough specialists for the increasing image volumes. Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the name-sake of the Agatston score used in CT calcium scoring. He explains the history of the scoring system from the early 1990s and the evolution of CT technology for cardiac imaging. The latest American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 cholesterol guidelines now include the use of CT calcium scoring, which was a big topic at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes Nate Bachman, graduate research assistant in the Human Cardiovascular Physiology Lab of the Dept. of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University, describes how he and fellow researchers used multiple types of cardiac imaging to evaluate the health of athletes who compete in endurance events lasting six hours or more, and what the results may suggest for future screening.Watch the VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019, an interview with AHRA President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA. Related content:VIDEO: Implementation of Artificial Intelligence Tools in Radiology Practice — Interview with Lawrence Tanenbaum, M.D.VIDEO: AI That Second Reads Radiology Reports and Deals With Incidental Findings — Interview with Nina Kottler, M.D.Technology Report: Artificial Intelligence at RSNA 2018VIDEO: Implementation of Artificial Intelligence Tools in Radiology Practicecenter_img Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos Ultrasound Versus MRI for Imaging of the Female PelvisVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 5:22Loaded: 3.09%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -5:22 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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The video includes Freiherr during his booth tours with some of the key vendors who were featuring new technology. Radiology Business | May 03, 2017 VIDEO: MACRA’s Impact on Cardiology Kim A. Williams, Sr., M.D., chief of cardiology at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago and former president of both the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), explains the impact of healthcare reform on cardiology and specifically on nuclear perfusion imaging.  Related Artificial Intelligence ContentTechnology Report: Artificial Intelligence 2017VIDEO: RSNA Post-game Report on Artificial IntelligenceVIDEO: AI in Tumor Diagnostics, Treatment and Follow-upVIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Help Reduce Gadolinium Dose in MRIVIDEO: AI, Analytics and Informatics: The Future is Here Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. It was designed specifically for cardiac imaging and so has a very compact footprint so it can be used in an office setting or small room. It offers a fast gantry rotation speed to freeze cardiac motion and has large enough anatomical coverage to view the scan the entire heart in one rotation.One of these systems was recently installed at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, where they have an extensive structural heart program. Read more about this intall.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Find more news and videos from AAPM. Videos | Women’s Health | March 25, 2019 VIDEO: Ultrasound Versus MRI for Imaging of the Female Pelvis Radiation Oncology | July 22, 2019 VIDEO: Use of a Fully Self-contained Brain Radiotherapy System Stephen Sorensen, Ph.D., DABR, chief of medical physics, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona, explains the first commercial use of the Zap-X stereotactic radio surgery (SRS) brain radiotherapy system. The system uses a capsule-like shield to surround the gantry and patient, eliminating the need for expensive room build outs requiring vaults. The goal of the system is to expand SRS brain therapy by making it easier and less expensive to acquire the treatment system. Sorensen spoke about this system in sessions at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2019 meeting in July. The system was pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval at AHRA, but received FDA 510(k) clearance in early August 2019.The system features a 33-inch aperture, large enough to place a wheelchair inside. It can be rotated 90 degrees in either direction and the deck can be parked in any position, making it easier for patients to get on and off the 660-pound weight table. The FluoroSpeed X1 offers controls that are ergonomic for technologists, with duplicate controls on each side for either a left- or right-handed tech. The machine also has a large aperture to allow swallow studies.The FluoroSpeed X1 comes equipped with a 17 x 17-inch dynamic digital X-ray detector (FPD) in the table bucky, allowing it to both be used for fluoroscopy as well as radiographic exams.Read more about the FluoroSpeed X1:Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Sponsored Videos View all 142 items CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) scanner on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting in July. It is aimed at cardiology office based imaging and was released this past spring at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.The system has removable tablets on each side of the scanner where the tech can adjust the machine, review scout scans and trigger the scanner. The idea is to improve workflow and allow the tech to remain at the bedside longer to be with the patient, rather tucked away in a remote control room using an intercom.The entire system is built into the gantry seen here, so there is no need for extra equipment in a closet, cabinet or server tower.It comes in a 128 slice configuration with 4 cm of anatomical coverage per rotation.It uses the Stellar detector and tin filtration to eliminate low energy photons and help lower dose. It can be programmed to aid workflow by automatically removing bone, create cured planar reconstructions, lung CAD and other post-processing features so more time can be spent on reading scans. The scanner also comes with a HeartFlow FFR-CT starter pack.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. It was designed specifically for cardiac imaging and so has a very compact footprint so it can be used in an office setting or small room. It offers a fast gantry rotation speed to freeze cardiac motion and has large enough anatomical coverage to view the scan the entire heart in one rotation.One of these systems was recently installed at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, where they have an extensive structural heart program. Read more about this intall.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Enterprise Imaging | July 08, 2019 VIDEO: Building the Right Team for Enterprise Imaging Success — Part 1 ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with Don Dennison, healthcare IT consultant and Chris Roth, M.D., associate professor of radiology, vice chair, information technology and clinical informatics, and director of imaging informatics strategy at Duke University Medical Center, about how to find the right people to deploy a successful enterprise imaging strategy. Find more SCCT news and videos Clinical Decision Support | June 29, 2017 VIDEO: Clinical Decision Support Requirements for Cardiac Imaging Rami Doukky, M.D., system chair, Division of Cardiology, professor of medicine, Cook County Health and Hospitals System, Chicago, discusses the new CMS requirements for clinical decision support (CDS) appropriate use criteria (AUC) documentation in cardiac imaging starting on Jan. 1, 2018. He spoke at the 2017 American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) Today meeting. Read the article “CMS to Require Appropriate Use Criteria Documentation for Medical Imaging Orders.” Find more news and videos from AAPM. Artificial Intelligence | January 15, 2019 Technology Report: Artificial Intelligence 2018 In Artificial Intelligence 2018: What Radiologists Need to Know About AI, ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of artificial intelligence (AI) advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2018 annual meeting. 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He spoke during the 2017 American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) Today technology update meeting. Watch the related VIDEO “PET vs. SPECT in Nuclear Cardiology and Recent Advances in Technology.” Read the related articles “Managing Dose in PET and SPECT Myocardial Perfusion Imaging,”  and “Advances in Cardiac Nuclear Imaging.” Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McCollough, Ph.D., director of the Mayo Clinic CT Clinical Innovation Center, professor of medical physics and biomedical engineering and the 2019 president of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), shares her insights on the latest advances in computed tomography (CT) imaging technology. She spoke at the 2019 AAPM meeting. She also did an interview at AAPM on her president’s theme for the 2019 meeting – VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care.Find more news and videos from AAPM. 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