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Lubicon now face second threat as Alberta wildfires creep closerLubicon now face second threat as Alberta wildfires creep closer

first_img(YouTube video of heavy smoke in Slave Lake)APTN National NewsLITTLE BUFFALO, Alta.–A beleaguered First Nations community already dealing with the health and environmental impacts of a massive oil spill is now starting to evacuate as raging forest fires in northern Alberta, which have already consumed part of a town, creep closer.Elders, children, women and those with health difficulties are leaving the Lubicon Cree community of Little Buffalo, Alta.Community officials say the wildfire is about 25 kilometres away.A wildfire has already burned one third of Slave Lake, Alta., a town of about 7,000 people.The wildfire in the Peace River area that is threatening Little Buffalo has also forced the suspension of clean-up efforts of the oil pipeline spill that left many in the community complaining of illnesses.While still kilometres away, local residents have reported that smoke from the fire has already reached the community.APTN National News will have a full story at 6 p.m. ET.last_img read more

HCP Elected Co-Chair of the Euro-Mediterranean Statisticians ForumHCP Elected Co-Chair of the Euro-Mediterranean Statisticians Forum

Rabat – The High Commission for Planning (HCP) of Morocco was elected co-chair of the Forum of Euro-Mediterranean Statisticians (EU-MED Forum). This is part of the framework of Euro-Mediterranean statistical cooperation. Established in 2013, the Forum of Euro-Mediterranean Statisticians is a high-level decision-making body in charge of the orientation, evaluation and validation of the activity programs of the seven regional working groups covering the sectors of employment, migration, transport, energy, business statistical directory, foreign trade and quality in addition to cross-cutting activities. The EU-MED Forum is the culmination of a succession of Euro-Mediterranean projects in the field of statistical cooperation, known as MEDSTAT, with a particular focus on strengthening the statistical compliance process in the region with international standards, the sharing of good practices and the development of the technical capacities of the NSIs. The election of the  HCP, which took place at the 6th meeting of the EU-MED Forum held on May 16-17 2017 in Malta, indicates the active role that Morocco has played in the development of the Euro- Mediterranean region.  It also confirms the position of the Moroccan statistical system both on the regional and international levels.The meeting was attended by representatives of the European Commission (Eurostat and DG Near), the Directors-General of the National Statistical Institutes (NSIs) in nine southern Mediterranean countries and representatives of NSIs from European countries.The HCP of Morocco succeeds the National Institute of Statistics of Lebanon, and the election follows the presidency of the HCP of three sectoral working groups out of seven in the framework of Euro-Mediterranean statistical cooperation. read more

Annan congratulates Haitians for high turnout in national electionsAnnan congratulates Haitians for high turnout in national elections

“On 7 February, the people of Haiti turned out in large numbers to vote in the presidential and parliamentary elections,” he said in a statement issued by his spokesman, offering words of praise to “all Haitians who participated in the vote for their commitment to exercising their democratic right to choose their future leaders.”Mr. Annan called the election “a significant step forward for Haiti” and pledged that the international community would “continue to support the people of Haiti as they seek to achieve stability, normalcy and development.”Compared to previous elections, yesterday’s poll was remarkably free from violence, he noted, applauding the Haitian people for their commitment to restore democracy.The UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), along with the Haitian National Police, provided security. It was the first nationwide voting since an insurgency forced elected President Jean-Bertrand Aristide into exile two years ago, as Haiti celebrated the 200th anniversary of its independence from France.The Secretary-General urged Haitians to respect the official results that the Provisional Electoral Council would announce in the coming days.As the newly elected Government took up its responsibilities next month, it would be essential for all political and social parties to approach one another in a spirit of national reconciliation and dialogue, with the goal of building strong democratic institutions and an inclusive governance system, he said. Earlier this week, Mr. Annan recommended that MINUSTAH be continued in its present configuration for another six months while a post-electoral mission strategy is worked out for the new phase in the Caribbean country’s transition to a stable democracy.The counting of votes is being completed and the tabulation of results will begin as results flow from the regions into Port-au-Prince, according to MINUSTAH, which said this process will take at least three days, with local voting centres sending their results to the Communal Electoral Offices by road and down from the hills by mule in some cases. From the Communal offices, the ballots will then be transferred to the Departmental Electoral Offices where they will be picked up by UN helicopters and flown to Port-au-Prince and delivered to the tabulation centre, which is guarded by a Chinese Formed Police Unit. read more

The US stock market rises in early trading following earnings corporate newsThe US stock market rises in early trading following earnings corporate news

The US stock market rises in early trading following earnings, corporate news AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Aug 14, 2014 7:43 am MDT NEW YORK, N.Y. – The U.S. stock market is rising modestly in early trading following a batch of earnings and corporate news.The Dow Jones industrial average gained 22 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 16,674 in the first few minutes of trading Thursday. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose three points, or 0.2 per cent, to 1,950.The Nasdaq composite climbed six points, or 0.1 per cent, to 4,440.Retailer Kohl’s rose 4 per cent after saying its net income was basically flat in the second quarter, but topped expectations.Keurig Green Mountain perked up 1.6 per cent after the coffee company said it was raising prices by up to 9 per cent in early November due to higher costs.Cisco slipped 2 per cent after it said late Wednesday that it will lay off up to 8 per cent of its workforce, as part of a restructuring.Wal-Mart was little changed after cutting its outlook for the year early Thursday. Other retailers are expected to report results later. read more

Customers still waiting for Christmas Direct refunds as NCA investigates situationCustomers still waiting for Christmas Direct refunds as NCA investigates situation

first_imgSOME CUSTOMERS WHO ordered items from Irish online company Christmas Direct that did not arrive are still waiting for their refunds.A number of customers told that they are still awaiting refunds, with some of them having had no contact since Christmas from the company, which is based in Tramore, Co Waterford.The National Consumer Agency said that it has received a number of contacts from consumers in relation to Christmas Direct. It has also been in contact with the company directly.“We are continuing to investigate these issues and are therefore unable to comment further on specifics,” said the NCA.The agency encourages consumers who have had difficulties with Christmas Direct orders, or in getting refunds, to contact its consumer helpline on 1890 432 432.ApologiesIn a statement released to, Christmas Direct Ltd said it “has apologised to each and every customer who had been impacted by the delay in the receipt of our final product shipment by our suppliers and therefore found themselves without all of the items on their order list from Christmas Direct.”They company owners said they “became aware of the problems arising with certain stock lines from some of our main suppliers we had secured and that were needed to finalise our 2013 order in the week leading into the Christmas period”.Since that date the Christmas Direct team worked day and night to find alternative suppliers to help us fulfill our customer’s orders. This was successful for almost all of our customers.According to Christmas Direct management, fewer than 80 of their customers did not receive all of the items on their Christmas lists and for that they apologised to each of those customers profusely.“We did contact all of these customers individually and offered them a full refund on these items not delivered plus an additional (10 per cent) as a token of our sincere apologies,” they said.“All refunds are being processed, at present the majority of these customers have already been refunded and the remaining refunds are currently being processed and customers will be in receipt of them within 14 days,” said Christmas Direct.Some customers are still deciding upon their refund options, once confirmation of this options is provided by the customer we process this accordingly. This is processed within 30 days from the receipt of that information in accordance with company law. The Christmas Direct customer service reopened Jan 6, 2014 and we have been working with customers since this date.Christmas Direct, which is an Irish-owned and family-run business, described it as “a very regretful situation both for our customers and for our company”.“Since this has occurred we have examined our supply chain in great detail and we can assure customers that this issue will not arise at any point again in the future,” they said.They promised “a recruitment drive for additional customer staff and a better all-round structure” this year.CustomersOne customer, Sinead, told that she ordered three items from Christmas Direct and received two.She said she has been told she will receive a refund.“I was talking to one of their employees on Facebook. They said they would issue a refund into my bank account and I gave them my bank account details,” she said.Three or four days later there was nothing. One said if you need it into your bank account we need your bank account details. I said we’ve already been talking about it. It still never happened.She said she has emailed a number of times and was told that refunds will be received by those affected via An Post, but she has not received money or emails in recent weeks.She described the situation as “just ridiculous”. “I was just lucky, I could go and replace it – I had the money.”Catherine Bennett is another customer waiting on a refund. She said that “the only update I have is I got an email the other day just saying they were looking into seeing the train table [which I had bought] had been returned”.She said that she had returned the item – which she had been in contact with the company about returning – via a courier in December who was delivering other Christmas Direct items to her.She sent a number of emails and also contacted the company through a ‘ticket’ function on its site.They updated the ticket two days ago “saying they were investigating to see if the train table was returned”, said Bennett. “I haven’t had any more updates.”She described the situation as “extremely frustrating” and said that she would not be using the company’s services again.Christmas Direct said its customer service desk is open and customers can contact them via christmasdirect@live.ieRead: Company apologises over Christmas presents delivery delay>last_img read more

Irish Living abroad Eamon Gilmore wants to hear from youIrish Living abroad Eamon Gilmore wants to hear from you

first_imgandHow the Government can best connect with the Irish abroadHowever, it says the list is not exhaustive, and the Department is open to receiving views on other related issues (submissions can be made here).“The Diaspora is diverse, encompassing those who left in recent years and the descendants of those who left 100 years ago, or more. We want to hear from all of the Irish overseas,” Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said, in a statement launching the initiative.Taoiseach Enda Kenny raised the issue of the undocumented Irish several times with US leaders during his St. Patrick’s weekend visit in recent days, including President Obama.He made a direct plea to Speaker of the House John Boehner to forge a deal on immigration reform at a lunch event on Capitol Hill.Read: Obama pushes immigration reform with Republicans reeling after shutdownRead: US congressmen visit Leinster House to discuss undocumented Irish THE GOVERNMENT’S ASKING for submissions from the Irish overseas — citizens, recent emigrants, and the wider diaspora — as it carries out a ‘comprehensive review’ of how it engages with Irish communities elsewhere.The issue of undocumented Irish in the US is one of the policy issues the Department of Foreign Affairs will be accepting submissions on — along with how the state engages with ageing emigrant communities and the ‘status, rights and entitlements’ of Irish citizens overseas.The document from DFA announcing the process also includes subjects like:Identifying the trends in the ongoing development of the DiasporaThe continued importance and role of the Diaspora for peace on this islandlast_img read more

Direct Provision centre in Limerick shuts over health and safety fearsDirect Provision centre in Limerick shuts over health and safety fears

first_img Image: Google Maps Jan 25th 2017, 7:55 PM Westbourne Holiday Hostels in Limerick. Image: Google Maps Westbourne Holiday Hostels in Limerick. Share Tweet Email1 10,646 Views A DIRECT PROVISION centre run by a company whose loans were sold by NAMA to a subsidiary of a so-called ‘vulture’ fund involved in serving eviction orders, has closed down after claims management failed to ensure the health and safety of residents.The management contract was “terminated” by a division of the Department of Justice today. The Department stated the measure was taken after requests that health and safety standards be met were ignored.The centre’s 64 residents are to be moved to other accommodation centres, however the future remains uncertain for the centre’s 12 employees.A statement released by Department of Justice said: “The Reception & Integration Agency (RIA) has invoked the termination clause of the contract with Westbourne Holiday Hostel Ltd at Westbourne Accommodation Centre, Dock Road, Limerick.“Despite repeated requests to the contractor from last autumn, a schedule of works to address essential maintenance and to ensure the health and safety of those resident in the centre has not been forthcoming.Fears“In these circumstances, the department has no option but to terminate the contract with Westbourne Holiday Hostel Ltd. The contract will terminate on 27 January 2017.”Westbourne is owned by Kenny Commercial Holdings Ltd, a subsidiary of Kenny Investment Holdings which entered NAMA as a going concern on 16 December , 2010.According to financial statements for Westbourne, for the period ended 31 December 2014, it’s noted the firm reported a loss of €1.37million in the year to the end of March 2014.Westbourne’s borrowings were taken on last July by OCM EmRu Debtco DAC, a subsidiary of Oaktree Capital Management Limited.Oaktree is also involved in selling upmarket apartments in Limerick owned by Sova Properties Ltd, a subsidiary of Lalco Holdings , which entered NAMA in 2010 having net liabilities of €64 million and bank loans of €117 million. These borrowings were also sold to OCM EmRu Debtco DAC, according to information obtained by Limerick AAA councillor Cian Prendiville.On 13 January last, Sova stated it was withdrawing eviction letters it had delivered to tenants at the Limerick Strand Apartment Complex. While the company is still seeking to sell the apartments on behalf of Oaktree, it stated its “commitment to respecting the spirit and the letter of the upcoming Planning and Development (Housing) and Residential Tenancies Act 2016″.Councillor Prendiville described the closure of the Westbourne Holiday Hostel as “threatening the livelihoods of 12 staff” and resulting in the “mass eviction” of more than 60 residents.“Loans associated with Westbourne Holiday Hostel had previously been transferred to NAMA but were sold to Oaktree in the same huge portfolio sales last July that also included the loans on the Strand Apartments,” Prendiville explained.“It’s now up to the government to pick up the phone and call their vulture friends like they did after tenants refused to accept their mass eviction from the Strand Apartments. Oaktree is a co-investor with NAMA with a massive €450m development scheme in Dublin Docklands and so is clearly susceptible to political pressure,” Prendiville said.Read: Operation Transformation diary: ‘I usually panic when I’m following a food plan and try to avoid eating out’ >Read: Trump issues executive order for wall to be built along Mexican border >center_img Wednesday 25 Jan 2017, 7:55 PM Short URL Direct Provision centre in Limerick shuts over ‘health and safety fears’ The management contract was “terminated” by a division of the Department of Justice today. By David Raleigh 9 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Varoufakis to lecture at GOCMVVaroufakis to lecture at GOCMV

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Internationally-renowned economist Professor Yanis Varoufakis will present a lecture at the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria on October 15, exploring the Greek economic crisis and how it should be addressed. Professor Varoufakis is an outspoken political economist and an active participant in debates on the global and European crisis.From 2004 to 2006 he served as economic adviser to George Papandreou whose government he was to become an ardent critic of a few years later. Varoufakis continues to be in high demand as a guest analyst on the economic crisis in Greece for international news media such as the BBC and CNN. He is the author of The Global Minotaur, a Professor of Economic Theory at the University of Athens, as well as economist-in-residence at the Valve Software Corporation. Varoufakis says there is no such thing as a ‘Greek Crisis’, rather that events in Greece reflect a wider global downturn. In his lecture he will argue that the current situation in Greece give vital clues to understanding the general crisis in the European and global economies. Studying these items carefully, says the Greek Australian professor who lives in Athens, is key to gaining a clearer picture of what needs to be done to prevent a new global recession comparable to that of 1930s. The Varoufakis lecture takes place on Monday 15 October, at 7:00 pm, at GOCMV (3rd floor, 168 Lonsdale Street). Admission is free. For more information call (03) 9662 2722.last_img read more

Majority of freeholder candidates receptive to initiatives referendumsMajority of freeholder candidates receptive to initiatives referendums

first_imgThe overwhelming opinion of freeholder candidates in Clark County is to offer the powers of initiative and referendum to the voters in a new county charter.Of the 67 freeholder candidates who responded to the matter in a survey by The Columbian, 53 say they favor — or gave positive feedback regarding — the initiative and referendum process. Ten individuals said they are still considering the topic. Just four said they were opposed to the powers of initiative and referendum.The power of initiative gives voters direct lawmaking authority, authorizing them to vote on changes to county codes and laws.Referendum allows voters to ask commissioners to reconsider certain laws or rules. It also offers commissioners an opportunity to pass legislation, then send it to a vote of the people before it is finalized.Every charter county in the state of Washington has given residents the powers of initiative and referendum. And that near-universal support of initiative and referendum is often tempered only by the rules surrounding how it will be implemented — and that voters keep context in mind.Carolyn Long, a political science professor at Washington State University Vancouver who specializes in politics and elections, said “context is key when you look at initiative and referendum,” as several of them are “bland” and not as far-reaching as folks might expect.last_img read more

HOT OFF THE PRESS Read Wilmington Librarys Winter Youth Events BrochureHOT OFF THE PRESS Read Wilmington Librarys Winter Youth Events Brochure

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Memorial Library recently released its winter events brochure for kids and teens.Highlights include:Star Wars Winter Reading Program (January 2-March 1) for Grades K to 8Storytimes including Baby Times, Time for Twos, Storytime for Threes, Storytime for Fours & Fives, Preschool Storytime, Drop-In Baby Times, Drop-In Storytime, PJ Storytime, and Stories & SweetsEvents for Babies, Toddlers & Preschoolers — Baby Laptime, Little Movers, Music & More with Bernadette Baird, Wilmington Community Playgroup, Exploration Station, Special Holiday Storytime, A Snowy Day Pajama Party, Introduction To Karate, Valentine’s Day Toddler Dance PartyEvents for Students in K to Grade 5, including Kindergarten Book Club, LEGO Building, Art Adventures, Star Mag, R.E.A.D. Middle Grade Book Club, Minecraft Mondays, Pokemon Club, Read To Prince, How The Grinch Stole Christmas Party, Noon Year’s Eve, Books & Cookies; Parent/Child Drawing 101; Introduction to Karate; Interactive Theatre Workshop For Kids; Super Smash Brothers TournamentEvents for Students in Grade 4 to Grade 8, including Kid’s Council, Crafternoons, Fortnite Tournament, Happiest Place On Earth Not-Quite Sleepover, Cookin’ The Books: Kids Edition, Super Smash Brothers TournamentEvents for Students in Grades 6 to 12, including Trivia Tuesdays, First Look Book Group, Paint Like Bob Ross, Design A Board Game with Jeff Johnson, Girls Who Code, Jackbox Game Night, Cookin’ The Books: PG13 EditionEvents for Students in Grade 9 to 12, including: World Language Foreign Film Night; Teen Volunteer Orientation; A Healthy Approach to SAT & ACT; Book Buddies Info Session; & Carnival MasksFamily Events including Holiday Scavenger Hunt; The Nutcracker Reading & Performance; David Polansky Family Holiday Sing-Along; Gingerbread Houses; Family & Friends Board Game Afternoon; Sparky’s Puppets; Black History Month Scavenger Hunt; Hands on Nature: Winter Hibernation; Snow Fort Fest; Mike The Bubble ManRead the brochure HERE.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedHOT OFF THE PRESS: Read Wilmington Library’s Fall Youth Events BrochureIn “Community”HOT OFF THE PRESS: Read Wilmington Library’s Summer Youth Events BrochureIn “Community”HOT OFF THE PRESS: Read Wilmington Library’s Winter Youth Events BrochureIn “Community”last_img read more

For this Anchorage Republican Johnson trumps TrumpFor this Anchorage Republican Johnson trumps Trump

first_imgA self-described “progressive Republican,” Sam Moore voted for Mitt Romney, John McCain and George W. Bush. But this time around, he says he can’t support Donald Trump. He’s voting for Libertarian Gary Johnson, instead. (Photo by Rachel Waldholz, Alaska’s Energy Desk – Anchorage)Libertarian vice presidential candidate Bill Weld is stumping in Anchorage this week. Weld is running with Gary Johnson, the former New Mexico governor and two-time Libertarian presidential nominee. Weld himself is a former governor of Massachusetts.Recent polls show the ticket pulling anywhere from 7 to 18 percent of the vote in Alaska.One of those voters is 31-year-old Samuel Moore, of Anchorage. Moore is a financial analyst who’s active in local Republican politics. But while he voted for Mitt Romney, John McCain and George W. Bush, he says he can’t support Donald Trump.Listen Now You can find our other interviews with Alaska voters here:In Anchorage, a Trump supporter keeps the faithIn St. Paul, this Alaskan vows ‘Never Trump’Young Clinton fan ‘totes’ her supportFor this Anchorage Republican, Johnson trumps TrumpFor Trump supporter, Clinton presidency raises fears of ‘last days’last_img read more

Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Tuesday October 4Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Tuesday October 4

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It’s about 90 days before the start of the 2017 legislative session in Annapolis, and this week the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland is sponsoring a public hearing on some the most important issues from their perspective including, the HBCU lawsuit, public safety and criminal justice. We’ll talk to Dayvon Love, co-founder of Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle about the hearing and upcoming session. And we’ll open the phone lines to air the concerns of our listeners…410.319.8888.
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first_imgNews | May 19, 2010 Imaging Agent Helps Identify Risk of Heart Failure Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. Related Content Siemens Go.Top CT scanner at SCCT19Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 15.14%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 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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Videos | 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 cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more 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… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Colonoscopy Systems | August 06, 2019 Rise in Early Onset Colorectal Cancer Not Aligned With Screening Trends A new study finds that trends in colonoscopy rates did not fully align with the increase in colorectal cancer (CRC) in… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more Video Player is loading.GE Cardiographe cardiac CT scanner at SCCT19Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:38Loaded: 26.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:38 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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May 19, 2010 – A new study shows a single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imaging agent can identified symptomatic heart failure patients most likely to experience cardiac events.Results from the ADMIRE-HF (AdreView Myocardial Imaging for Risk Evaluation in Heart Failure) trial were published in the May 18 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The prospective study evaluates cardiac sympathetic nerve imaging using the SPECT imaging agent Iobenguane I 123 Injection (also called 123I-mIBG or by its trade name AdreView).According to the study, the drug imaging results produced a model with four independent variables contributing to the prediction of the primary outcome events.”Increased cardiac sympathetic activity is a prominent feature of heart failure and is associated with progressive deterioration and remodeling of the myocardium, inexorable decline in left ventricular function, and worsening symptoms,” said professor Roxy Senior, M.D., director of cardiac research at Northwick Park Hospital, an author of the study. “Our results suggest that in appropriately selected patients with heart failure, the 123I-mIBG imaging procedure can alert clinicians to the potential need for considering additional treatments.”The ADMIRE-HF TrialADMIRE-HF consisted of two identical open-label phase III clinical studies evaluating the cardiac sympathetic nerves at the cellular level. The studies were conducted in 96 centers in North America and Europe. Nine hundred sixty-four patients were included. They had New York Heart Association (NYHA) Class II (83 percent) and Class III (17 percent) heart failure (66 percent ischemic, 34 percent nonischemic) and left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) less than or equal to 35 percent. They underwent early (15-minute) and late (four-hour) planar and SPECT myocardial imaging. Patients were then observed every six to seven weeks over the course of two years to monitor for occurrence of cardiac events. The composite endpoint was the time to first occurrence of NYHA heart failure class progression, a potentially life-threatening arrhythmic event, or cardiac death, as determined by an independent adjudication panel.(1)The researchers used the heart/mediastinum ratio (H/M) to assess the functionality of the sympathetic nerves. H/M is a ratio of the nerve function in the heart compared to that of a reference background region in the mediastinum (the mass of tissues and organs between the two pleural sacs, which separate the heart from the lungs). The study was designed to demonstrate that if the cardiac nerves are damaged or reduced in number, as reflected by reduced 123I-mIBG uptake in the heart, the patient is at increased risk for heart failure progression, arrhythmic events, and cardiac death.(1)The primary analysis employed a Cox proportional hazards model to compare outcomes in subjects with H/M of less than 1.6 and greater than or equal to 1.6 on late planar imaging. A multivariable Cox proportional hazards analysis incorporated imaging and clinical variables into a prediction model for adverse cardiac events.(1)”Using imaging tests are consistent with current trends toward gaining improved and earlier understanding of heart disease at a molecular level and may enable preventive management strategies,” said Arnold F. Jacobson, M.D., Ph.D., head, Cardiac Center of Excellence, GE Healthcare. “This testing method is not new, however ADMIRE-HF is the first large-scale multicenter prospective validation of the potential prognostic power and provides data that clinicians may be able to use to improve current practice.”Trial ResultsThe evaluable efficacy population consisted of 961 patients. During the median follow-up period of 17 months, first cardiac events were observed in 237 patients (25 percent); these included 163 cases of heart failure progression, 50 arrhythmic events, and 24 cardiac deaths. The risk of cardiac events (the trial’s primary endpoint) was significantly lower for patients with an H/M greater than or equal to 1.6, with a hazard ratio (HR) of 0.4 (97.5 percent confidence interval [CI]: 0.25 to 0.64; p Survival analysis revealed two-year event rates of 15 percent for patients with an H/M greater than or equal to 1.6, compared to 38 percent for patients whose H/M was below 1.6. Hazard ratios for individual events, based on an H/M threshold of 1.6, were as follows: heart failure progression, 0.49 (95 percent CI: 0.32 to 0.77; p = 0.002); arrhythmic events, 0.37 (95 percent CI: 0.16 to 0.85; p = 0.37); and cardiac death, 0.14 (95 percent CI: 0.03 to 0.58; p = 0.006).(1)A multivariate analysis of the pooled ADMIRE-HF data using only the planar 123I-mIBG imaging results produced a model with four independent variables contributing to the prediction of the primary outcome events. These included late H/M, LVEF, NYHA functional class, and plasma B-type brain natriuretic peptide (BNP).(1)In subanalyses, the H/M provided significant information to complement BNP – a frequently used marker of prognosis in heart failure patients – for identifying patients at the highest risk for cardiac events and cardiac death. The two-year cardiac event rate for patients with BNP above the median of 140 ng/l was 42 percent, but among patients with H/M greater than or equal to 1.6, the rate was 20.5 percent. Whereas there were no cardiac deaths among the 57 patients with BNP greater than 140 ng/l and H/M greater than or equal to 1.6, there were 42 cardiac deaths among the 406 patients (10.3 percent) with above-median BNP and H/M less than 1.6.(1)The AdreView Imaging AgentAdreView (Iobenguane I 123 Injection) is a molecular imaging agent. GE Healthcare began developing AdreView in 2004, and the agent was granted orphan-drug status by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in December 2006. In September 2008, AdreView was approved by the FDA for the detection of primary or metastatic pheochromocytoma or neuroblastoma as an adjunct to other diagnostic tests. In the United States, it is not currently approved for use in cardiac imaging.AdreView is approved in Germany, France, Great Britain, Spain, Belgium, Holland, Denmark, and Norway for the functional assessment of the cardiac sympathetic innervation.For more information: www.gehealthcare.comReferences:1. Jacobson AF, Senior R, Cerquiera M.D., et al. “Myocardial iodine?123 meta?iodobenzylguanidine imaging and cardiac events in heart failure: results of the prospective ADMIRE?HF (AdreView Myocardial Imaging for Risk Evaluation in Heart Failure) study.” Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 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first_img Comments   Share   While Renault is also seeing its profits hit hard, it was still in the black in the January-to-June period, when net profit was (EURO)746 million. Sales slipped 1 percent for the first half to (EURO)20.9 billion ($25.6 billion).That performance was enough for investors, who drove the stock up 3.8 percent in early trading on the Paris bourse.Renault’s rival, PSA Peugeot-Citroen, reported a loss of (EURO)819 million for the first half earlier on this week.All of Renault’s performance is being driven by sales outside Europe, where the company said it sold a record number of vehicles in the first half. The European market, by contrast, saw a decline of 14.9 percent. It still sells more than half of its vehicles on the continent, however.The company said Friday that it expects the trend to continue in the second half of the year and become even more pronounced. It now predicts the French market will contract 10 percent to 11 percent, and the rest of Europe will shrink 6 to 7 percent. Both of those estimates are about 3 percentage points lower than previously.Global demand, by contrast, should rise 5 percent, the company said, and it will focus on rolling out more cars to international markets to capitalize on that. Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) PARIS (AP) – French carmaker Renault stuck to forecast of an increase in global sales Friday in spite of a 39 percent fall in first-half profits driven by higher production expenses.Europe’s car industry is suffering from twin problems of oversupply and a dismal economy. The French government this week announced a plan to prop up the sector _ offering incentives to both buy and make environmentally friendly cars. Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Top Stories Sponsored Stories Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Day Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debateslast_img read more

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