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Jane Philpott stands by commitment she made as a Liberal not toJane Philpott stands by commitment she made as a Liberal not to


first_imgOTTAWA — Jane Philpott says she stands by the commitment she made as a Liberal candidate to support access to abortion despite her personal beliefs.The former cabinet minister, now running as an Independent after being kicked out of the Liberal caucus in the wake of the SNC-Lavalin affair, says there are some issues that may cause her to vote differently from her former party should she return to Ottawa after the Oct. 21 vote.But she says abortion is not one of them.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau requires all Liberal MPs to vote with his government on matters of reproductive health, and would-be candidates for his party are asked during the nomination process whether that would be a problem.Philpott, a Mennonite, says that while she believes she would not personally choose to terminate a pregnancy, that has nothing to do with her obligations as an MP to uphold rights for all Canadians.The former health minister also says the Liberals were being “opportunistic” by circulating a 2005 speech by Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer stating his opposition to same-sex marriage and suggesting he would restrict access to abortion, saying it feeds into cynicism about politicians.The Canadian Presslast_img read more


He really took something from me Montreal actress Erika Rosenbaum says HarveyHe really took something from me Montreal actress Erika Rosenbaum says Harvey


first_imgRosenbaum tells Chattopadhyay why she kept quiet about Weinstein until now.  Here is part of their conversation.Piya Chattopadhyay: Tell me about the first time you met Harvey Weinstein. Erika Rosenbaum: I was a very young actor, new to Los Angeles, and I was there with really very little qualifications or opportunities. I had very little money. I did not have an agent …So I was at a party and I met him and I didn’t really know much about him at the time. He had to explain to me who he was. And I think he got a kick out of my candor and the sort of small-town girl that I was at the time …Actress Rose McGowan has alleged that Harvey Weinstein raped her. She is one of many women in Hollywood accusing the producer of sexual harassment. (Richard Shotwell/Associated Press)I just wanted to impress him so that if I was in an audition room and he was on the other side of the table, he would remember me and I would have an advantage.READ MORE LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement Advertisementcenter_img Facebook Twitter Warning:  This story contains disturbing details.As the Harvey Weinstein scandal ripples through the film industry, a Montreal actress joins the growing number of women accusing the Hollywood movie mogul of sexual misconduct.In an interview with The Current‘s Friday host Piya Chattopadhyay, actress Erika Rosenbaum, 37, says she first met Weinstein in her 20s in Los Angeles, which led to several “inappropriate” meetings with the film producer that left her with feelings of confusion, shame and powerlessness.‘I thought that something I had done had provoked this behaviour in him and so I was deeply guilty for whatever I had done to allow this to happen.’ Montreal actress Erika Rosenbaum, 37, says there were three separate instances in her 20s where Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein aggressively came on to her. (Reisler Talent Agency)last_img read more


Facebook says it’s limiting false stories for India electionFacebook says it’s limiting false stories for India election


NEW DELHI — Facebook says it is preparing for Indian elections by working to limit false stories, videos and photos on its platform.It says it is tying up with fact checkers and media organizations that are flagging false information and helping reduce its spread.Its assurances come as the Election Commission of India tries to rein in social media giants like Google, Twitter and Facebook to prevent the spread of politically motivated manipulative information and protect user data.Indian politicians increasingly are using social media to run campaign advertisements, share political songs and interact with young voters.Polling in the general election is to take place in stages from April 11 to May 19.Rishabh R. Jain, The Associated Press


Mali UN condemns attack on peacekeepers in KidalMali UN condemns attack on peacekeepers in Kidal


In a statement issued today, the 15-member Council underlined “that attacks targeting peacekeepers may constitute war crimes under international law.”“[The Council] called on the Government of Mali to swiftly investigate these attacks and bring the perpetrators to justice,” added the statement.Six other peacekeepers serving with the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) were also injured in the attacks that occurred between 5 and 7 August in Mali northern region, Kidal.Reaffirming that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security, the Council members reiterated that any such acts are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed.The members of the Council also expressed concern at the security situation in the country and noted that the full implementation of the Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in Mali as well as intensification of efforts to overcome asymmetric threats can contribute to improving the security situation across the West African country.Separately, in a statement issued by his spokesperson’s office yesterday, Mr. Ban stressed that such attacks against MINUSMA will not weaken the determination of the Mission to fully implement its mandate in support of the efforts of the Government, the parties to the peace agreement, and the people of Mali to achieve lasting peace and stability. Recalling that the primary responsibility for peace lies with the Malian parties, “[Mr. Ban urged] them to continue to work to fully implement the provisions of the peace agreement and to do all they can to prevent such attacks,” added the statement.Members of the Security Council joined the Secretary-General in extending condolences to the family of the victim as well as to the Government of Chad and to MINUSMA. They also wished a speedy and full recovery to the injured.The Council members also reiterated their support for the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Mali, Mahamat Saleh Annadif, and for MINUSMA to assist the national authorities and the Malian people in their efforts to bring lasting peace and stability to their country, including through the mission’s support to the implementation of the Agreement. read more


Inaction has cost measured in human lives Security Council told in MiddleInaction has cost measured in human lives Security Council told in Middle


In his remarks, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, said: “Inaction has a cost. A cost measured in human lives and suffering. The situation on the ground is changing steadily, dangerously, as proponents of Israeli settlement expansion feel emboldened, internal divisions among Palestinians flare up, and the prospect of a future Palestinian state comes under threat like never before.”“A carefully worded statement or well-crafted speech will not reverse the current trajectory,” he cautioned.Recalling his visit to the camps in West Bank, Mr. Mladenov noted the increasing threat of violence due to poverty, food insecurity and regular Israeli incursions. The increasing tensions had already resulted in a series of clashes between camp residents and Palestinian security forces, killing one individual and injuring several others, he said, calling for promptly and lawfully dealing with such situations.On the Gaza Strip, the Special Coordinator expressed alarm over continuing build-up and smuggling by militants as well as on the movement of goods and people into and out of the enclave. The restrictions have severely affected availability of construction material and that some 33,000 people are waiting for the supplies.Inaction has a cost. A cost measured in human lives and suffering.Turning to Lebanon, he noted the progress towards the formation of a government and expressed hope that the positive momentum created would translation into holding of the parliamentary elections by May 2017.UN humanitarian chief worried for aid delivery into GazaAlso briefing the Council, Stephen O’Brien, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, highlighted that the ability to deliver relief into Gaza had been increasingly restricted due to Israel’s banning or restricting imports of certain material deemed to have dual military and civilian purposes. Some 70 per cent of Gaza’s population is in need of some form of international assistance.Mr. O’Brien, also the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, told the 15-member Council that in addition to the denial of UN applications for employees to leave Gaza for meetings with their managers, the operating space for non-governmental organizations had been made more difficult by the fact that Hamas sought to audit and review staff.Furthermore, the division between the Palestinian authorities in the West Bank and in Gaza burdened humanitarian actors and budgets, he said.“Ultimately, real progress in Gaza requires a full lifting of the blockade by Israel, in line with the resolutions of this Council and the General Assembly,” he added, stressing: “Until that happens, Israel must ensure that items needed for reconstruction, relief and emergency preparedness are allowed entry.”He also expressed concern at the that Israeli forces frequently confiscated or destroyed relief items, including tents, water cisterns and other basic survival needs.Underscoring the severity of challenges confronting the local population and aid workers, Mr. O’Brien noted: “If we want to prevent further deterioration in a region already overwhelmed with humanitarian emergencies, your decisive collective action is vital.” read more


Ohio State footballs Jordan Hall still nursing injury academic issuesOhio State footballs Jordan Hall still nursing injury academic issues


Ohio State rising redshirt senior running back Jordan Hall was absent again Tuesday when the Buckeyes adorned full pads for their sixth spring football practice of the season. While Hall is still recovering from a hamstring injury suffered earlier this spring, coach Urban Meyer indicated Tuesday that Hall is also dealing with academic issues off the field. “I think Jordan loves the game of football, but he’s got to take care of his business, too, and I trust he will,” Meyer said. The Buckeyes who were healthy and available Tuesday participated in a two-hour, full-contact practice inside the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. It was the third practice of the season open to the media. Standing out on defense One of the highlights of Tuesday’s practice came during goal-line drills, when rising redshirt senior safety Corey “Pittsburgh” Brown stuffed rising sophomore running back Bri’onte Dunn just outside of the end zone on a simulated fourth-down situation. Meyer said he hopes Brown develops into “a Reid Fragel,” an example Meyer has used on multiple occasions this year to describe players who he hopes will emerge to have breakout seasons. “I’m hoping he’s going to step it up,” Meyer said of Brown. “He hasn’t done a whole lot around here. He’s a nice kid with some talent.” Orhian Johnson’s departure following his senior season leaves an opening for playing time in the secondary behind the Buckeyes’ two starting safeties, rising redshirt senior C.J. Barnett and rising senior Christian Bryant. Brown, however, said he is trying not to get too caught up in worrying about his playing time next season. “I’m trying to do everything I can possible,” Brown said. “I just want to work hard … I just want to do whatever I can for the team.” While Brown impressed Meyer on Tuesday, safeties coach and co-defensive coordinator Everett Withers said Brown still has a long way to go in his development. “I think he’s got to step out of his comfort zone, and that’s what we’re trying to push him to do,” Withers said. “I don’t think he had a very good scrimmage last Saturday.” Rising sophomore cornerback Armani Reeves, rising sophomore defensive end Adolphus Washington, rising sophomore defensive end Noah Spence and rising junior defensive Michael Bennett were additional players Meyer praised Tuesday for stepping up for the Buckeyes’ defense this spring. More injuries In addition to Hall being away from practice, a few players left practice early Tuesday. Rising junior wide receiver Evan Spencer suffered a stinger, rising sophomore defensive tackle Tommy Schutt sprained his ankle and rising sophomore linebacker Josh Perry suffered an asthma attack. Meyer said all three of these issues are “nothing major.” No joke: Chris Rock joins OSU football Chris Rock, a former Michigan defensive lineman who happens to share his name with a famous comedian, has joined the Buckeyes as a walk-on. A product of St. Francis DeSales High School in Columbus, Rock redshirted for the Wolverines in 2011 but left the team in May 2012. He enrolled at OSU in August and will be a redshirt sophomore in terms of eligibility next fall. Rock wears No. 91 for the Buckeyes. Quarterback development Asked whether there is a noticeable difference in the development of rising junior quarterback Braxton Miller this spring, Meyer’s reply was “not enough.” “He’s doing good,” Meyer said. “Not great, but he’s doing very good. His quarterback development is behind a little bit. As a player, it’s not. He’s a good player.” With Miller firmly entrenched as the team’s starter, the Buckeyes tested their depth Tuesday. Rising redshirt senior back-up quarterback Kenny Guiton received some work with the first-team offense, while rising redshirt freshman Cardale Jones worked with the second-team offense. Meyer expressed concern about Jones’ performance Tuesday. “He wasn’t very good,” Meyer said. “We got to knock the rust off him and get him ready to play a little bit.” Running back depth The Buckeyes also tested their depth at running back behind rising senior starter Carlos Hyde on Tuesday, with Dunn and rising redshirt junior Rod Smith splitting most of the day’s repetitions. “I couldn’t tell you who our backup is right now,” Meyer said. “They’re both battling pretty good.” On the NCAA Tournament While Meyer’s focus might be on winning the next national championship in college football, he has been paying attention to March Madness as well. Meyer was asked about who he will be rooting for on Friday night when Florida, where he coached football from 2005-2010 and won two national championships, plays Florida Gulf Coast, where his daughter is a student and plays volleyball, in the Sweet 16 game. Meyer replied that he is “always a Gator,” adding that his daughter might attend the game. “It’s incredible for that school,” Meyer said of Florida Gulf Coast. “They’re good. I watched them the other day. That’s not like smoke and mirrors. They got really good players. That’s going to be a good game.” read more


McDonalds starts using DNA spray to curb theft in AustraliaMcDonalds starts using DNA spray to curb theft in Australia


first_imgIt looks like owning a McDonald’s franchise in Australia is a bit of a dangerous proposition. Reacting to a string of hold-ups at various locations, the fast-food corporation has contracted with security agency SelectaDNA to install anti-theft systems that use a DNA spray to mark criminals as they leave a store. Both invisible and odorless, the spray is comprised of a synthetic DNA strand with 60 different chromosomes and stays on a person’s skin for two weeks, and on their clothes for up to six months. Once a person has been sprayed, authorities can use UV lighting to see if they have been hit. Since the DNA spray is unique to the location it’s deployed in, the fact that a person is “tagged” is admissible in court as evidence. SelectaDNA was developed by a team comprised of a retired police officer and a chemist from the UK. It started out as a grease that is applied to construction equipment and supplies to help curb the theft of materials like copper and expensive machinery. With the development of the spray dispersal system, the duo came up with a way to help catch fleeing criminals. SelectaDNA claims that stores in the UK that have installed the theft deterrent system along with its warning signage have seen an 85% drop in crimes, a decrease of that size can’t be ignored.This is good news for the McDonald’s outlet at Merrylands in Sydney. The restaurant was held up by masked gunmen twice in one week, both times getting away with large sums of cash. The location is one of seven test sites in Australia, and if the system performs well it will be placed in all 780 McDonald’s stores across the country. Read more at News.com.aulast_img read more


Des nouveaux PC portables Inspiron chez DellDes nouveaux PC portables Inspiron chez Dell


first_imgDes nouveaux PC portables Inspiron chez DellLe fabricant américain Dell mise sur les machines d’entrée de gamme avec l’arrivée de cinq nouveaux PC portables Inspiron. Le constructeur américain Dell lance sa nouvelle gamme Inspiron et propose cinq nouveaux PC portables à des prix raisonnables, dont un ultrabook, l’Inspiron 14z qui possède un écran 14 pouces. Pour ce modèle, Dell espère jouer sur sa finesse (2,1 cm), sa relative légèreté (1,8 kg) et son autonomie (plus de 7h) pour séduire, ainsi que sur la technologie Intel Smart Connect et un démarrage ultra rapide, explique La Vie Numérique.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?L’Inspiron 15R est un modèle plus classique, avec un écran de 15,6 pouces et vendu à partir de 499 euros. Il dispose de capots interchangeables, d’un processeur Intel Core i3, de 4 Go de mémoire vive, de 320 GB d’espace de stockage, d’une carte graphique Intel HD 3000, d’un lecteur DVD+/-RW 8x, du WiFi, du Bluetooth 4.0, d’une batterie 6 cellules et de Windows 7 Edition Familiale. Pour 799 euros, une édition spéciale comprendra un processeur Intel Core i5, 6 Go de mémoire vive, un disque dur de 1 TB, une carte graphique AMD Radeon HD 7730M et des haut-parleurs Skullcandy. Enfin, l’Inspiron 17R propose les mêmes capacités techniques que le 15R mais avec un écran de 17,3 pouces et un premier prix à 599 euros. Il aura lui aussi droit à une édition limitée plus puissante, qui comprend un écran Full HD 1080p, un processeur Intel Core i7, 6 Go de mémoire vive, 1 TB de disque dur, une carte graphique Nvidia GeForce GT650M, un lecteur Blu-ray et même la possibilité d’ajouter la compatibilité 3D. Plus chère, cette dernière machine affiche un prix à partir de 1.099 euros. Le 11 juin 2012 à 10:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more


Elle garde une lentille de contact coincée dans lœil pendant 28 ansElle garde une lentille de contact coincée dans lœil pendant 28 ans


first_imgElle garde une lentille de contact coincée dans l’œil pendant 28 ansQuand  seul « le temps d’un battement de paupière » (Belle du Seigneur, Albert Cohen) suffit à certains pour tomber amoureux, pour d’autres il permet de dévoiler une lentille cachée pendant près de 30 ans. Et c’est l’étonnante découverte que vient de faire un ophtalmologue en opérant une Britannique de 42 ans. « Que personne ne bouge ; j’ai fait tomber un verre de contact ! ». Qui ne s’est jamais retrouvé à quatre pattes le nez penché sur le sol tentant de retrouver sa lentille ou celle d’un proche ? Avouons-le, dans ces cas-là, on pense rarement à la chercher dans son œil. Et pourtant, on devrait peut-être y songer plus souvent. La preuve…Par hasardC’est la revue médicale BMJ Case Reports qui a révélé l’étonnante découverte faite par un ophtalmologue britannique. Lorsqu’une mère de famille quadragénaire lui rend visite pour de récentes douleurs et un ptosis (affaissement) de la paupière gauche, il diagnostique un banal kyste. Une opération est alors programmée pour le retirer. Le jour de l’intervention, le praticien découvre cachée sous la paupière un verre de contact… qui a une intéressante historique à raconter. Un traumatisme de 28 ans La lentille retrouvée est en plastique rigide. Une précision qui surprend d’autant plus la patiente de 42 ans qu’elle n’a pas porté ce type de correction depuis au moins 20 ans. Sur le moment, la Britannique n’arrive pas à savoir comment ce verre a pu se retrouver sous sa paupière. À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?C’est en interrogeant sa maman que la réponse est arrivée. Cette dernière se souvient que sa fille a effectivement perdu l’une de ses lentilles lors d’un choc avec un volant de badminton et qu’elle n’avait jamais été retrouvée. Mais cet accident s’est déroulé lorsqu’elle avait 14 ans. Les médecins qui rédigent le rapport n’ont donc d’autre choix que de conclure ainsi : « il peut être déterminé que la lentille a migré à l’intérieur de la paupière et y a résidé de manière asymptomatique pendant 28 ans ». Mais apparemment, cela ne serait pas si rare que cela. Ainsi CNN, relatait en juillet 2017 une surprise ophtalmologique encore plus étonnante.  Ce n’est pas un verre de contact qui avait été découvert dans les yeux d’une femme anglaise de 67 ans, souffrant de cataracte, mais 27 lentilles souples ! Le 21 août 2018 à 10:27 • Marina Marcoutlast_img read more


Desperately Seeking SubscribersDesperately Seeking Subscribers


first_imgGiven the downward Economic spiral and dwindling ad dollars, subscriptions could prove more valuable than ever next year. FOLIO: asked around the industry to see which marketing tactics publishers will employ to bring in new readers.One thing the consumer marketing directors could agree on was that budgets would be relatively flat going into 2009. From there, it seems that marketers will continue to rely on their best performing and most cost-effective channels—whatever they may be—while allocating some money and efforts toward the newcomers.Some publishers plan to stand by the more traditional methods of subscription marketing, such as direct mail. Meredith Corp., for example, plans to put a great deal of weight behind direct mail and the Internet while its new media department “tests emerging avenues,” says consumer marketing director Jon Macarthy. “Cost and response pressures on traditional sources require a doubled effort in direct mail, our largest source.” Meanwhile, Outside seems to be anything but traditional. In 2008, the magazine scrapped the practice of including subscription renewal cards in its subscriber copies, risking a significant loss of subscription revenue. But the publisher is standing by the move, saying that reader feedback is “huge and hugely appreciative,” says consumer marketing director Paul Rolnick. “The loss of new business from that source has been more than replaced by other initiatives, but certainly that loss was and still is an investment we made in customer satisfaction.” Outside plans to put most of its efforts behind partnerships, online efforts and e-mail—its most successful and cost-effective methods. In 2009, the publisher will allocate more money to online marketing, but otherwise, the budget is in line with previous years, Rolnick says. The magazine will also tap some new marketing tools, such as using social networks to market print subscriptions and utilizing mobile devices to distribute digital content.Partnership Pay-OffsAnother area where magazine publishers seem to be ramping up their efforts is through marketing partnerships. Both Meredith and Outside stressed the importance of partnerships in their subscription marketing plans for next year. In fact, promoting partnerships tops the list of Outside’s marketing allocations. “Online affiliate marketing, whereby Outside subscription offers are distributed very widely across the Web in revenue-share-type partnerships, has proven to be an excellent source, providing significant volume without sacrificing profitability,” Rolnick says.Watch for the Web to gain more prominence in marketing plans as sites attract more activity. The MPA recently released a study based on Nielsen Online-supplied data from 345 consumer magazine brands that shows that magazine Web sites are bringing in more unique monthly visitors and logging in more time with them—up 250 million more minutes in the third quarter of 2008 compared to the same period in 2007. Combining Old and New MediaBobit Business Media plans to focus on its own Web site—its most cost-effective channel—while using a plethora of marketing methods to reel in subscribers. The publisher, which serves the automotive, beauty, ground transportation and protection markets, recently conducted an internal audit of its sites and identified significant lost opportunities in cross-promotion using trigger, auto-responder and lifecycle marketing techniques, says director of e-media Christine Oldenbrook. “Now that we have identified each customer ‘touch point,’ we will optimize the marketing opportunities we have.” That includes everything from cover wraps, direct mail and telemarketing to tapping social networks like LinkedIn and My Space and placing subscription promotions in its RSS feeds. The company will also try out new ideas for mobile devices next year.One area Bobit wants to move away from is telemarketing. Though still a primary source of requalifications for the company, it is getting more expensive, Oldenbrook says. Direct mail is also not a top priority. “We still do direct mail on our paid subscription files, but it has seen declines in profitability,” she says. “So, we will work on tighter list selects and more conservative testing strategies.”last_img read more


Exhausted passengers wait for trains at KamalapurExhausted passengers wait for trains at Kamalapur


first_imgPeople get into trains risking their lives. Sajid Hossain took this photo at Airport Rail Station, Dhaka on Friday afternoon.People at Kamalapur railway station in Dhaka have been waiting up to nine hours to go home for Eid-ul-Azha, the second largest festival for Muslims.Tired an exhausted, many of them fell asleep at the station on Saturday morning as the schedule of the railway’s western zone has collapsed.The Rajshahi-bound Padma Express was scheduled to leave Dhaka at 11:10pm on Friday but it did not leave the station until 9:45am Saturday.The schedules of most of the trains to the northern districts of the country have gone haywire.Agitated passengers said they had to wait in queues for eight to nine hours just to buy their tickets and now they have been waiting for another eight to nine hours due to the delayed schedules.The railway officials yesterday said there would be no respite any time soon for the passengers of the northern and south-western districts as the train schedules of those routes are not likely to be normalised before Eid.last_img read more


Ultrasound Breast Cancer Detection Rate Comparable To MammographyUltrasound Breast Cancer Detection Rate Comparable To Mammography


first_img News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Feature | Breast Imaging | December 29, 2015 Ultrasound Breast Cancer Detection Rate Comparable To Mammography Study also finds there was a greater proportion of invasive and node-negative cancers in those who had ultrasound Related Content Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… 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 | 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 | 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 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 | 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 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 | 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 December 29, 2015 – The use of ultrasound (US) in detecting breast cancer has been shown to be comparable in its sensitivity to that of mammography and should be considered when testing for the disease according to a study published Dec. 28 in the JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute.The number of breast cancers is increasing across the globe, with over 1.6 million new cases of the disease in 2010, resulting in the deaths of over 425,000 women.  Additionally, 2.1 million new breast cancer cases are expected by 2030.  While mammography is an effective method in detecting breast cancer in developed countries, it is not commonly available in less developed nations, and alternative methods, such as ultrasound, need to be tested.To determine the effectiveness of using ultrasound to detect breast cancer, Wendie A. Berg, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Radiology, Magee-Womens Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa., and colleagues recruited 2,809 women across 20 different sites in the United States, Canada, and Argentina to the American College of Radiology Imaging Network protocol 6666 breast cancer screening study.  Of the participants, 2,662 completed three annual breast screenings by US and film-screen or digital mammography, and then had a biopsy or a 12-month follow-up.The researchers found that the number of US screens to detect breast cancer was comparable to that of mammography, and found that there was a greater proportion of invasive and node-negative cancers in those who had US; however, there was also a greater number of false-positives among the women screened with US. While the false-positive rate of US exceeds that of mammography, the number of women recalled for extra testing becomes more comparable on incidence screening rounds, the authors write.  “Where mammography is available, US should be seen as a supplemental test for women with dense breasts who do not meet high-risk criteria for screening MRI and for high-risk women with dense breasts who are unable to tolerate MRI,” Berg said.For more information: www.oxfordjournals.org/our_journals/jnci/press_releases/bergdjv367.pdf FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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. Image courtesy of Imago Systems 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 morelast_img read more


Introducing Azure DevOps Server 2019 RC1 with better UI Azure SQL supportIntroducing Azure DevOps Server 2019 RC1 with better UI Azure SQL support


first_imgOn 19th November, Microsoft announced the first release candidate (RC) of Azure DevOps Server 2019. Azure DevOps Server 2019 includes the new, fast, and clean Azure DevOps user interface and delivers the codebase of Microsoft Azure DevOps while being optimized for customers who prefer to self-host. Features of Azure DevOps Server 2019 In addition to existing SQL Server support, Azure DevOps Server also includes support for Azure SQL. This means customers can self-host Azure DevOps in their own datacenter using an on-premises SQL Server. They can take advantage of  Azure SQL capabilities and performance like backup features and scaling options, while reducing the administrative overhead of running the service and  self-hosting Azure DevOps in the cloud. Customers can use the globally available Microsoft hosted service to take advantage of automatic updates and automatic scaling of Azure DevOps Server. Azure DevOps Server 2019 includes a new release management interface. Customers can easily understand how their deployment is taking place – it gives them a better visibility of which bits are deployed to which environments and why. Customers can also mix and match agents self-hosted on-premises and in any cloud on Windows, Mac, or Linux while easily deploying to IaaS or PaaS in Azure as well as on-premises infrastructure. A new navigation and improved user experience in Azure DevOps A new feature introduced is ‘my work flyout’. This feature was developed after feedback obtained that when a customer is in one part of the product and wants some information from another part, they didn’t want to lose their context of the current task. With this new feature, customers can access this flyout from anywhere in the product, which will give them a quick glance at crucial information link work items, pull requests, and all favorites. Teams that use pull requests (PRs) and branch policies, there may be occasions when members need to override and bypass those policies. For teams to verify that those policy overrides are being used in the right situations, a new notification filter is added to allow users and teams to receive email alerts any time a policy is bypassed. Tests tab now gives a rich, in-context test information for Pipelines. It provides an in-progress test view, full page debugging experience, in context test history, reporting aborted test execution, and run level summary. The UI has undergone significant testing and the team suggests that for self-hosting customers the new navigation model may require updates to internal documentation and training. A direct upgrade to Azure DevOps Server is supported fromTeamm Foundation Server 2012 and newer. Previous versions of Team Foundation Server will stay on the old user interface. Check the Azure DevOps Server requirements and compatibility page to understand dependencies required for a self-hosted installation. Head over to Microsoft’s blog for more information on this news. You can download Azure DevOps Server 2019 RC1 and check out the release notes for all the features and information for this release. Read Next A multi-factor authentication outage strikes Microsoft Office 365 and Azure usersMicrosoft announces container support for Azure Cognitive Services to build intelligent applications that span the cloud and the edgeMicrosoft Azure reportedly chooses Xilinx chips over Intel Altera for AI co-processors, says Bloomberg reportlast_img read more


Three Hyatt hotels go Centric in French Quarter Times Square and KeyThree Hyatt hotels go Centric in French Quarter Times Square and Key


first_imgThree Hyatt hotels go ‘Centric’ in French Quarter, Times Square and Key West Share Tuesday, September 20, 2016 Tags: Hyatt << Previous PostNext Post >>center_img Posted by CHICAGO — Three Hyatt properties are converting to the hotel company’s ‘Centric’ brand: Hyatt Centric French Quarter New Orleans, Hyatt Centric Times Square New York and Hyatt Centric Key West Resort & Spa.The sixth brand introduced by Hyatt since 2006, Centric is positioned as a full service lifestyle brand designed for both business and leisure travellers. Centric offers centrally located hotels for guests with a ‘spirit of exploration and discovery’, according to the company.“These hotels mark significant momentum for the Hyatt Centric brand as we continue with our expansion plans and enter prime destinations where we know our guests are travelling,” said Stephen Haggerty, Global Head of Capital Strategy, Franchising and Select Service, Hyatt. “New Orleans, New York City and Key West are ideal markets in which the Hyatt Centric brand can continue its growth and connect with guests in the upper-upscale lifestyle segment.”Hyatt Centric French Quarter New Orleans was re-branded from Hyatt French Quarter New Orleans on Sept.1. The 487-room Hyatt Centric Times Square New York is expected to re-brand in late October.  And the waterfront Hyatt Centric Key West Resort & Spa is expected to re-brand in early November.More news:  Universal enhances popular Harry Potter vacation package with new perksThere are currently eight other Hyatt Centric hotels around the globe. Launched in 2015, the Hyatt Centric brand includes hotels in Chicago, San Francisco, Park City, Santa Barbara, Long Beach, Miami, Houston and Montevideo, Uruguay.The company also expects to open Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach, Hyatt Centric Barbados, Carlisle Bay and Hyatt Centric Ginza Tokyo by early 2018. Travelweek Group last_img read more


TAM joins Star Alliance enters code share with US AirwaysTAM joins Star Alliance enters code share with US Airways


first_imgTAM Airlines has officially joined the Star Alliance network during a ceremony in Brazil this morning. “Our integration into the world’s leading global commercial aviation alliance will allow us to expand our services, offering our customers a smooth and integrated travel experience.“There will always be a partner airline that will treat our customers as their own anywhere across the globe,” said Libano Barroso, CEO of TAM Airlines.He added that the Brazilian carrier is the 27th member to join the Star Alliance, “Our brand is now global and Star Alliance now has a strong presence in South America.”The ceremony was broadcast live online via http://www.cdclip.com.br/tam/2010/staralliance Liano Barroso In other news, US Airways have agreed to a bilateral code share pact with TAM Airlines, which will become effective from July. This agreement, which is subject to government approval, will provide US Airways passengers with a convenient, single-source booking, ticketing and baggage connection option for many new destinations inside Brazil, including Sao Paulo, Salvador, Recife and Brasilia through TAM’s Rio de Janiero hub. The pact will give TAM Airlines passengers access to US Airways flights from Miami, Orlando and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, to destinations such as Philadelphia, Phoenix and Washington, D.C. TAM Airlines CEO Liano Barroso, Star Alliance CEO Jaan Albrecht and TAM Airlines Vice President, Commercial and Planning Paulo Castello Branco. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: C.Flast_img read more


SpiceJet introduces business class on key domestic routesSpiceJet introduces business class on key domestic routes


first_imgSpiceJet is all set to roll out its all-new business class offering – SpiceBiz – from May 11, 2019.SpiceBiz is uniquely designed to enhance air travel for business-class passengers and offer unmatched value and greater comfort with the key differentiator being its attractive pricing. The airline will be offering a dedicated business class cabin with 43-inch seat pitch and 7-inch recline, complimentary lounge access, higher baggage allowance, gourmet meals and beverages, priority services and much more. The airline will also have a dedicated cabin crew for business class passengers.To start with, the new business-class seating will be available on select sectors which include Delhi-Mumbai-Delhi, Delhi-Patna-Delhi, Delhi-Bangalore-Delhi, Hyderabad-Mumbai-Hyderabad, Mumbai-Kolkata-Mumbai, Mumbai-Guwahati-Mumbai, Mumbai-Jaipur-Mumbai, Delhi-Hyderabad-Delhi, Kolkata-Chennai-Kolkata, Mumbai-Varanasi-Mumbai, Mumbai-Chennai-Mumbai, Delhi-Bagdogra-Delhi, Mumbai-Coimbatore-Mumbai, Delhi-Kolkata-Delhi, Delhi-Jammu-Delhi, Mumbai-Dehradun-Mumbai, Mumbai-Kochi-Mumbai, Mumbai-Gorakhpur-Mumbai, Mumbai-Durgapur-Mumbai, Kolkata-Port Blair-Kolkata, Kolkata-Pune-Kolkata, Jammu-Srinagar-Jammu operated by the Boeing 737.SpiceJet will soon be offering SpiceBiz on select international routes. As the airline ramps capacity and inducts more B737s, SpiceJet will very soon be the second biggest business class operator in India.Depending on the aircraft configuration, SpiceJet will offer eight, 12 and 28 business-class seats on its B737-700/800/900 aircraft respectively. The front row and the over-wing exit rows of the economy cabin will be offered as the premium economy seats – SpiceMax.Ajay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, SpiceJet said, “We are very excited to roll out our all new business class product. There is a huge demand for business class in India and we believe that our business class product, with its right pricing and the best-in-class features and services, will be much appreciated by passengers. We at SpiceJet have always tried to innovate and provide our customers with memorable flying experience and our new business class offering is yet another step in that direction.”SpiceBiz offerings include:-Lounge access: SpiceBiz passengers will currently have access to airport lounges at Delhi, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Varanasi, Jaipur, Guwahati and Kochi airports. This service will soon be available at other airports.Enhanced baggage allowance: Passengers travelling in business class will be entitled to additional baggage allowance. All domestic passengers will have a check-in allowance of 30 kg (up from the regular 15 kg). Hand baggage allowance for passengers travelling on domestic routes has also been extended to 10 kg (excluding laptops), from the current 7 kg.Dedicated check-in: The airline will offer dedicated check-in counters for all SpiceBiz customers at Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Pune, Srinagar, Jammu, Goa, Port Blair, Guwahati, Varanasi, Jaipur, Coimbatore, Kochi and Patna. At all other stations, passengers will have access to a shared check-in counter with SpiceMax passengers.Priority services: All SpiceBiz customers will benefit from the priority services offered by the airline, such as priority check-in, priority boarding and priority baggage.Gourmet meals: Customers will have a wide variety to choose from. SpiceJet’s three-course culinary journey is aimed at balancing health and indulgence. The menu offers a mouth-watering array of Indian and continental cuisine, including vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. Patrons will also be offered a range of cold and hot beverage through the course of the meal, before being served the finest desserts in the sky.Other facilities include dedicated coaches for SpiceBiz passengers; blankets and cushions for all SpiceBiz seats and refreshing welcome drinks and pre-meal drinks.last_img read more


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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >AccorHotels has announced the opening of Hotel des Arts Saigon, a member of the MGallery Collection. The newly built hotel is centrally located in the most vibrant district of Ho Chi Minh City.“MGallery hotels offer savvy, bold travellers inspiring and singular hotel experiences, and Hotel des Arts Saigon provides guests with a uniquely modern twist on Saigon,” said Mr. Patrick Basset, Chief Operating Officer for AccorHotels Upper Southeast and Northeast Asia. “We’re proud that it’s the fifth MGallery in Vietnam and the fifth AccorHotels property in Ho Chi Minh City.”The guestrooms and suites are elegantly designed with traditional Indochine elements elevated with eclectic touches of custom-painted furnishings and 19th-century French herbs that have been pressed and framed. All of its 168 luxurious rooms and suites feature the most modern of conveniences such as complimentary WiFi, 50-inch LED TVs and signature amenities.Ms. Julie Anne-Marie Bruley, General Manager of Hotel des Arts Saigon, said, “At every turn, guests are immersed in the romance and elegance of a bygone era, while maintaining comforts and amenities that are exquisitely modern. Our staff is key to creating an authentic, refined experience, with a bespoke approach that integrates the most extraordinary aspects of ‘East meets West’ hospitality.”Four restaurants and bars serve up a range of culinary experiences at the hotel. Social Club restaurant and lounge serves casual European cuisine, paired with an array of spirits, fine wine and Champagnes as well as cocktails from the stunning oak wood bar. The Social Pool Bar is an outdoor lounge one floor above Social Club, while Saigon Kitchen offers authentic, street food-inspired Indochine and European cuisine and Café des Beaux-Arts on the ground floor serves coffee or cocktails.Le Spa des Artistes provides guests with luxurious spa treatments before or after working out in a state-of-the-art fitness facility.The hotel offers two function rooms that are ideal for small meetings, banquets or cocktail receptions and can accommodate up to 200 people.To celebrate, the hotel is offering a special opening rate of USD120 for a Superior room, valid until 26 December 2015.Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more


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