EOW books Amrapali builders its officials in fraud case

first_imgNew Delhi: The Economic and Offences Wing (EOW) of Delhi Police has registered a case against Amrapali and it’s officials for cheating.Additional Commissioner of Police (EOW) Suvashis Choudhary said that a case was registered on the complaint of Anurag Sahay. “The promoters of Amrapali Group had launched its project identified as “Crystal Homes” in Silicon City Sector 76, Noida in the year 2013 for 2, 3 and 4 BHK,” police said. Police further added that the complainant alleged that several promises were made at the time of booking. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderIt was claimed that the project is a part of Amrapali Silicon City will be equipped with all modern amenities and facilities. The completion of the project was fixed for 48 months from the signing of the agreement. Police further added that upon this impression the complainant had booked a flat after completing all the requisite formalities including the execution of Builder buyer agreement. But the company failed to fulfil their commitment and till date, only structural construction has not been completed. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsTo extract money from the buyer, the accused directors/persons of the company hatched a conspiracy and collected the amount through Mission Completion scheme and subvention scheme . Based on pre-registration enquiry and contents of the complaint, prima facie an offence under sections 409/ 406/420/120 IPC is made out. Man held for fraud A 56-year-old man was arrested for fraud by EOW. Police identified the accused Pawan Kumar Verma. Addl CP Suvashis Choudhary said he was arrested for the allegations of inducing the general public to give money in the name of loan to be returned at the exorbitant rate of interest against postdated cheques as security. He was running a jewellery shop at Vasant Kunj.last_img read more



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Rahulled opposition team sent back from Srinagar

first_imgSrinagar: An opposition party delegation, led by former Congress President Rahul Gandhi, was on Saturday stopped at the Srinagar airport and sent back to Delhi, soon after they landed here. The delegation of 12 opposition leaders had left Delhi by 11.50 a.m. Air Vistara flight. It was not allowed to leave the airport, sources said. The delegation wanted to visit the Valley to take stock of the situation. The Valley has been placed under security lockdown since August 5, when Article 370 was abrogated. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details The delegation comprised the Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D. Raja, Communist Party of India (Marxist) Sitaram Yechury, Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, Anand Sharma and K.C. Venugopal, Loktantrik Janata Dal (LJD) Chief Sharad Yadav, Trinamool Congress leader Dinesh Trivedi, DMK’s Tiruchi Siva, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Majeed Memon, RJD’s Manoj Jha and Janata Dal Secular’s D. Kupendra Reddy. On Friday, the J&K administration had advised the opposition leaders not to visit, saying attempts should not be made to disturb the gradual restoration of normalcy in the state. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday The visit of the opposition delegation comes almost three weeks after the Centre abrogated Article 370 of the Constitution that accorded special status to J&K. Before leaving for Srinagar, Raja said they were not going to the Valley to create any law and order problem. Azad also said they were not going to break any law as they were leaders of responsible political parties. “The government says situation in J&K is normal. But then they don’t allow leaders to visit? Haven’t seen such a contradiction. If things are normal there, why aren’t we allowed to visit?” Azad said. “We are citizens of the country. So is everyone in J&K. We are not people who will make things difficult for anyone. We just want to see the situation on the ground,” Yadav told the reporters. On August 8, Azad had tried to visit Srinagar, but was not allowed to leave the airport. Similarly, CPI and CPI-M General Secretaries Raja and Yechury, respectively, were also detained at the airport and then sent back to Delhi. Earlier in the month Rahul Gandhi and J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik had entered into a war of words on Twitter. The Governor had said Gandhi was responding to fake news and trying to politicise the situation. The Governor on August 12 had offered to send Gandhi an aircraft to visit the Valley and see for himself the ground situation, to which the Congress leader had responded saying he didn’t need an aircraft but freedom to travel and meet the people.last_img read more



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Strategic messaging Russian fighters in Arctic spark debate on Canadas place

first_imgRecent Russian moves in the Arctic have renewed debate over that country’s intentions and Canada’s own status at the top of the world.The newspaper Izvestia reported late last month that Russia’s military will resume fighter patrols to the North Pole for the first time in 30 years. The patrols will be in addition to regular bomber flights up to the edge of U.S. and Canadian airspace.“It’s clearly sending strategic messaging,” said Whitney Lackenbauer, an Arctic expert and history professor at the University of Waterloo. “This is the next step.”Russia has been beefing up both its civilian and military capabilities in its north for a decade.Old Cold-War-era air bases have been rejuvenated. Foreign policy observers have counted four new Arctic brigade combat teams, 14 new operational airfields, 16 deepwater ports and 40 icebreakers with an additional 11 in development.Bomber patrols have been steady. NORAD has reported up to 20 sightings and 19 intercepts a year.Commercial infrastructure has kept pace as well. A vast new gas field has been opened in the Yamal Peninsula on the central Russian coast. Control and development of the Northern Sea Route — Russia’s equivalent of the Northwest Passage — has been given to a central government agency. Russian news sources say cargo volume is expected to grow to 40 million tonnes in 2020 from 7.5 million tonnes in 2016.Canada has little to compare.A road has been completed to the Arctic coast at Tuktoyaktuk in the Northwest Territories and work for a port at Iqaluit in Nunavut is underway. The first Arctic patrol vessel has been launched, satellite surveillance has been enhanced and a naval refuelling station built on Baffin Island.But most northern infrastructure desires remain unfilled.No all-weather roads exist down the Mackenzie Valley or into the mineral-rich central N.W.T. Modern needs such as high-speed internet are still dreams in most of the North. A new icebreaker has been delayed.Nearing the end of its term, the Liberal government has yet to table an official Arctic policy.Canada needs to keep pace if only because it can’t count on the current international order to hold, said John Higginbotham of the Centre for International Governance Innovation in Waterloo.“If the globalized system fragments, we’re going to get a world of blocs. The blocs will have power to close international shipping channels.“It’s a dreadful strategic mistake for Canada to give up our own sea route.”Arctic dominance would also give Russia a potent card to play, said Rob Huebert of the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies at the University of Calgary.“It gives you presence,” he said. “Whenever there’s issues that happen to occur elsewhere, we’ve already seen the behaviour of the Russians — they start doing overflights of other countries to bring pressure.”Norway, the Baltics and the United Kingdom have all reported increased airspace violations, Huebert said.Few expect Russian troops to come pouring over the North Pole. The country is sticking with a United Nations process for drawing borders in Arctic waters and is a productive member of the eight-nation Arctic Council.“There’s vigorous debate over whether their posture is offensive-oriented,” Lackenbauer said. “The Russians insist this is purely defensive. It also offers possibilities for safe and secure shipping in the Northern Sea Route.“They’re not doing anything wrong.”Canada would be mistaken to ignore the awakening bear, said Ron Wallace of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute in Calgary.“It’s important for Canadians to be aware of their Arctic and the circumpolar Arctic and what’s going on in the North,” he said.Canada is unlikely to take much from Russia’s command-and-control style of development, Wallace said, but there are lessons to learn. Combining civilian and military infrastructure is one of them.“That’s the kind of thinking I haven’t seen here, but that’s the thinking the Russians are using,” he said. “They see the northern trade route as an excuse to put up military bases at the same time they’re working with the Chinese to open up trade routes for the export of their resources.”That would also help fulfil federal promises to territorial governments, said Wallace.  “Somewhere in the middle there is a better policy for northern Canada.”— Follow Bob Weber on Twitter at @row1960Bob Weber, The Canadian Presslast_img read more



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Degrassi Next Class to feature Black Lives Matter storyline in season 2

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitter Season two of Degrassi: Next Class will touch on Black Lives Matter protests. “There’s a protest happening outside of the school and true to her … nature, Emma wants to join in on that protest,” says Miriam McDonald, who starred as Emma Nelson on Degrassi: The Next Generation and returns for the 500th episode.“I don’t think we’ve ever really covered racism in this way, especially because it’s not someone blatantly being racist because they know they’re being racist,” adds Sara Waisglass, who plays Frankie Hollingsworth, a politician’s daughter. Facebookcenter_img The Degrassi franchise is known for its topical storylines and the second season of Next Class kicking off Tuesday re-enforces that reputation.As headlines swirl over police shootings of black men in the U.S., the season two arc of Degrassi: Next Class focuses on racism and a Black Lives Matter protest.The storyline comes to a head in the franchise’s 500th episode, in which some Degrassi alumni (not Drake!) return for a 35th anniversary gala that’s disrupted by the protest. Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With:last_img read more



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Samantha Bees show apologizes for accidentally mocking writer with cancer

first_imgPerkins said in his post on OUTSET: “On a personal note, as someone who has the pleasure of working with Kyle here at OUTSET, I urge Samantha Bee to release an apology for this sick attempt at a joke. Perhaps labeling someone because of their appearance is not the best approach.”A Twitter post from the official Full Frontal account said Thursday: “We deeply apologize for offending @_that_kyle in our CPAC segment. We only learned of his condition today & have removed him from the piece.”On Thursday afternoon, Full Frontal had removed the segment from public viewing on its YouTube site, though Perkins had embedded it in his OUTSET post.Jo Miller, a Full Frontal executive producer, said in an email Thursday: “We’ve apologized to Mr. Coddington and his family members and we are donating to the GoFundMe account for his treatment. We wish him all the best in his fight against cancer and sincerely, deeply regret offending him and his family.”Coddington and Perkins did not immediately respond to requests for further comment Thursday afternoon.By Dave ItzkoffNew York Times The narrator added: “This year, the bow ties were gone and replaced by Nazi hair. Nazi hair. Nazi hair.” Each time the phrase was spoken, an image was shown of conference attendees with short haircuts.One of those people was Kyle Coddington, a writer who contributes to publications like OUTSET, which covers conservative and libertarian politics and culture. Facebook Login/Register With: In a post at OUTSET on Thursday, its editor-in-chief, Stephen Perkins, wrote that Coddington “was diagnosed with stage four brain cancer and recently completed his first round of chemotherapy and radiation.”Coddington wrote in a post last month on his Twitter account that his hair “slightly resembles” that of the far-right activist Richard Spencer, “but at least I have an excuse . . . cancer.”In tweets posted early Thursday morning and directed at Bee, Coddington wrote: “Please delete this episode. I look like a balding potato.” He added: “Also, it’s not a Nazi haircut. Richard Spencer’s is, but mine’s from cancer. Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The TBS comedy program Full Frontal With Samantha Bee apologized Thursday for broadcasting a segment in which a writer who has talked about his cancer diagnosis was mocked for having what the program called “Nazi hair.”Full Frontal, a topical satire hosted by Bee, a Toronto native, ran the segment Wednesday. It featured Michael Rubens, a correspondent for the show, attending the Conservative Political Action Conference in February.Talking about how the conference had changed over time, a narrator for the segment said, “Just last year, CPAC was dominated by Ted Cruz supporters and chirpy little (expletive) with bow ties.” Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more



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Judge says challenging northern Manitoba medical system failed infant who died in

first_imgThe Canadian PressWINNIPEG – A judge says an overloaded and outdated medical system – not uncommon in northern communities – failed a Manitoba infant girl who died two months after she was born. Drianna Ross, of God’s Lake Narrows, died of an infection at two-months-old in November 2011 because information was not passed on from a remote nursing station to a hospital in Thompson, ineffective drugs were given and “the seriousness of her condition was not recognized in a timely way,” Judge Don Slough wrote in an inquest report released Tuesday. “There is no doubt that the provision of health care in the north is challenging,” he said in the report. “The co-operation between (health) agencies, in collaboration with First Nations communities, must expand in its scope, with the goal of ensuring that residents of some of Manitoba’s most disadvantaged communities have access to the quality health care that is the right of all Canadians.” The inquest was told that Drianna was born healthy in Thompson General Hospital and returned with her parents to God’s Lake Narrows, a remote fly-in community of about 1,300 people. When she was two months old, her parents contacted the community’s nursing station repeatedly over three days about their daughter’s high fever. There is a doctor in the community on weekdays, but the inquest was told the physician’s workload is very high, so Drianna was treated by an inexperienced nurse who had not learned protocols for infants with high fever. Eventually, the girl was flown to the Thompson hospital, diagnosed with pneumonia and placed on antibiotics. The inquest was told Drianna died from a bacterial infection called methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, a condition that would not be addressed by the antibiotics she was given. “It appears that information regarding Drianna Ross’s treatment and high fever over the last few days while she was in God’s Lake Narrows … was not included in the material sent to Thompson General Hospital,” Slough’s report says. It also says the nurse who took care of Drianna in Thompson was inexperienced, lacked specialized pediatric training and felt “overwhelmed” with his workload the night Drianna arrived. The report points to problems Slough said are common in northern communities – overworked and inexperienced health-care professionals, outdated technology that forces doctors and nurses to rely on paper copies instead of electronic records, and an acceptance of MRSA and other infections as commonplace. “Social factors, such as crowded households, busy and cramped facilities (e.g. nursing stations) contribute to the prevalence and spread of MRSA,” Slough wrote. “In my view, the acceptance of MRSA as a fact of life in northern communities cannot be tolerated.” The report makes a long list of recommendations that include better training, updated equipment and a greater use of nurse practitioners, who have more training and authority than other nurses.last_img read more



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Cristiano Ronaldo Takes Pictures with Man in Wheelchair in Agadir

Rabat – Cristiano Ronaldo has won the hearts of Moroccans during his holiday in Agadir last weekend. The Portuguese stopped near Agadir beach while having a stroll to take a picture with a disabled fan.A picture showing Ronaldo wearing “I Love Morocco” cap in red, with a Moroccan fan in wheelchair has gone viral on social media, receiving enormous appreciations from Moroccans.CR7 also appeared in another picture while being surrounded by dozens of Moroccan fans who wanted to take selfies with him in Agadir. CR7 also appeared in another picture while being surrounded by dozens of Moroccan fans who wanted to take selfies with him in Agadir.Ronaldo took the pictures during his last holiday in Agadir. CR7 used the two free days the Real Madrid squad have been given to visit Morocco again, together with his Moroccan friend Badr Hari.Ronaldo arrived in Agadir on Saturday evening after playing for Real Madrid in Vigo, and was seen with his Badr Hari in one of the most exclusive clubs in town. read more



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SecretaryGeneral says democracy is the best way to avoid extremism

In a statement, read by Amir Dossal, Executive Director of the UN Fund for International Partnerships, Mr. Annan stressed that the “lack of legitimate channels for the articulation of demand and the airing of grievances can drive some people towards extremism and unacceptable acts of violence.”He noted that the UN is currently assisting one of every three parliaments in the developing world.The most recent effort is through the UN Democracy Fund, which just completed a first round of funding, and which will support projects in 110 countries. A majority of the projects focus on women’s rights since “democracy is not possible without women’s full and equal participation,” Mr. Annan’s statement said. “The Democracy Fund also shows the UN reform in action,” he added.“These efforts are based on two beliefs: that democracy is a universal right that does not belong to any country or region, and that participatory governance, based on the will of the people, is the best path to freedom, growth and development.” read more



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Russia banned from Winter Olympics

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedRussian doping: IOC delays decision on possible blanket ban for Rio OlympicsJuly 19, 2016In “latest news”‘Funeral of athletics’July 21, 2016In “Sports”Rio set for Olympics opening ceremonyAugust 5, 2016In “latest news” FILE PHOTO: Russia’s flag-bearer Alexander Zubkov leads his country’s contingent during the athletes’ parade at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 7, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File PhotoLAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) – Russia has been banned from the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics after the IOC found evidence of an “unprecedented systematic manipulation” of the anti-doping system that has led to a series of bans for the country’s athletes in recent months.The International Olympic Committee (IOC) did not impose a blanket ban on Russia ahead of the Rio 2016 Summer Games but said on Tuesday that the evidence unearthed by the Schmid Commission made the doping situation impossible to dispute.It therefore suspended Russia, which finished top of the medals table at its own 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, from next year’s Games in South Korea that run from Feb. 9-25However, in a bid to protect “innocent athletes” the door has been left open for Russians to compete as an “Olympic Athlete of Russia”, as long as they satisfy strict conditions that show they have a doping-free background.The IOC also decided to suspend Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) president Alexander Zhukov as an IOC member, while Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko, sports minister at the time of the Sochi Games, was also banned from any future participation at the Olympics.Former Switzerland President Samuel Schmid told a news conference that his report confirmed ”the systematic manipulation of the anti-doping rules and system in Russia.The results are not based only on testimony by Russia’s former anti-doping chief-turned-whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov. There is also scientific evidence, witness statements documents and correspondence.“The facts are that in Russia there was systemic manipulation of doping and the anti-doping system… that also took place at Sochi 2014,” added Schmid.RUSSIAN APOLOGYSamuel Schmid, Chair of the IOC Disciplinary Commission, and Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee, attend a news conference after an Executive Board meeting on sanctions for Russian athletes, in Lausanne, Switzerland, December 5, 2017. REUTERS/Denis BalibouseIOC President Thomas Bach said: ”Today we gave the Russian delegation the opportunity to express themselves. In this meeting this afternoon the president of ROC (Russian Olympic Committee) has apologized.“As a former athlete I am feeling very sorry for all the clean athletes who are suffering from this manipulation… but because we are allowing clean athletes to participate they can set about building a bridge for the future (rather) than erecting a new wall between Russia and the Olympic movement.”Zhukov described the IOC decision as contradictory. “There are positive and negative sides,” he said. “The IOC has allowed all clean athletes in all sports.”Other Russians were more forthright, with Alexei Kravtsov, president of the Russian Skating Union, saying: ”The decision is offensive, insulting and completely unjustified.“I consider that this decision will deal a great blow to the whole Olympic movement.”Alexei Kurashov, president of the Russian freestyle federation, added: ”The Olympic movement has discredited itself and there will be fundamental consequences to this.“These are not the principles of Olympism. I can’t say that the activities of the IOC are honest.”The IOC’s decision comes 18 months after it decided not to impose an outright ban on Russian athletes ahead of Rio and told international sports federations to decide individually on the participation of Russians at the Olympics in Brazil.While all of Russia’s track and field athletes bar one and the weightlifting team were banned from Rio, about 70 percent of Russia’s original 387-strong squad took part at those Games.“(Ahead of Rio) there was no opportunity to hear the Russian side and at the time of Rio it was mainly about the failure in the Moscow lab. Now it’s about the manipulation of an Olympic lab. The conditions then and now are totally different.”SCHMID REPORTThe Schmid report said the IOC had “not found any documented, independent and impartial evidence confirming the support or the knowledge of this (anti-doping manipulation) system by the highest State authority” after Richard McLaren’s independent report for the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) had said the Russian government and secret service were involved.McLaren’s report in 2016 found more than 1,000 Russian competitors in over 30 sports had been involved in a conspiracy to conceal positive drug tests over a five-year period.In the last month, the IOC’s own commission has banned more than 20 Russian athletes from the Olympics for life over doping violations at the Sochi Games, while the country’s athletics federation remains banned from that sport.McLaren welcomed Tuesday’s decision, saying: ”By holding Russia accountable for its actions, which date back at least to the (2012) London Games and continued through the Sochi Games, the sports community is demonstrating its commitment to ensuring athletes benefit from an even playing field and drug-free competition.“This decision further confirms the conclusions of my investigation, and I wish to thank all those who helped me with my work — some of whom did so at great personal risk.”Travis Tygart CEO of the United States Anti-Doping Agency said: “Over the past three years, a high stakes game of chicken has been played between those willing to sacrifice the Olympic ideals by employing a state-directed doping program to cheat to win and, on the other side, athletes unwilling to stand silent while their hopes and dreams were stolen and the Olympic Games hijacked. Today the IOC listened to those who matter most – and clean athletes won a significant victory.”The decision comes seven months before Russia hosts the soccer World Cup, though Bach declined to comment on what, if any, impact Tuesday’s decision might have on that tournament.Writing by Mitch Phillips in London; Additional reporting by Gabrielle Tetrault-Farber and Vladimir Soldatkin in Moscow and Brian Homewood in Lausanne; Editing by Ken Ferris By Karolos Grohmann read more



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Student petition successful as Law Society adds exam dates

first_imgLAW STUDENTS HAVE been granted an extra date to sit exams, after nearly 500 signed a petition criticising a change of date.The Law Society had told students in an email, seen by TheJournal.ie that FE1 exams were being moved from 1 April to March 19, something that upset students.“Suddenly a fifth of our study time was taken away. It was a shock to everyone,” one student said.One lawyer said that training places could be jeopardised if a student fails exams, something that students were worried could happen due to the shortened schedule.Now, however, the Law Society has confirmed that they will offer an extra date for students.“Following concerns raised by a number of students about the recent change of date for the upcoming FE1 exams from 31 March to 19 March, the Law Society has taken the decision to add extra exam dates to assist students.“Now, in addition to the 19 March exam sessions, students can opt to sit the exams from 8 April. These new dates have been added to ensure no student will be disadvantaged as a result of the date change.”Read: Students launch petition after Law Society exams date movedlast_img read more



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Ne ratez pas léclipse totale de Lune ce soir

first_imgNe ratez pas l’éclipse totale de Lune ce soirCe mercredi, une éclipse totale de Lune sera visible dans toute la France, selon l’Association française d’astronomie. Le phénomène sera exceptionnellement long : l’éclipse doit durer plus d’une heure et demie.Ce soir, la Lune que vous verrez en regardant le ciel sera rouge. Au coucher du Soleil, notre satellite naturel se lèvera au-dessus de l’horizon sud-est vers 22h et sera totalement éclipsée. Le Soleil, la Terre et la Lune seront quasiment alignés, dans cet ordre. Cette dernière, dans l’ombre de la Terre, sera alors momentanément privée de la lumière provenant du Soleil. Pour autant, la Lune ne disparaîtra pas. Elle se teintera d’une couleur cuivrée plus ou moins rouge, causée par la réfraction de l’atmosphère.Le phénomène sera ainsi visible depuis la France, aux alentours de 22 heures, et durera 101 minutes. Les habitants du sud du pays, en dessous d’une ligne Bordeaux-Lyon, auront un ciel dégagé qui promet de très bonnes conditions d’observation, ce qui n’est pas le cas pour ceux qui résident au nord-ouest. L’éclipse de Lune la plus longue depuis 11 ans Cette éclipse est assez rare puisqu’elle sera la plus longue depuis 11 ans. L’Association française d’astronomie précise que le 16 juillet 2000, le phénomène avait duré 107 minutes. Mais depuis, (il y a en moyenne deux éclipses totales de Lune chaque année), aucune éclipse n’a duré aussi longtemps.À lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESALe phénomène peut être observé au télescope, avec des jumelles ou à l’oeil nu, si les conditions météorologiques sont propices. Il ne présente aucun danger pour les yeux, contrairement aux éclipses de Soleil. L’éclipse de ce soir sera particulièrement visible en Afrique australe, en Inde et dans les îles de l’Océan Indien. Pour ceux qui n’ont pas la chance de pouvoir observer directement le phénomène, l’Association française d’astronomie retransmettra en direct cet événement sur son site Internet.Le 15 juin 2011 à 09:14 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more



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Luke Harper returns to the ring for WWE at live event in

first_img John Oliver Takes On The WWE WhatsApp Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Twitter Luke Harper Returns To WWE Live Facebook Cesaro Hopeful WWE Will Reunite The Bar Now Playing Up Next Luke Harper made his return to the ring for WWE on Saturday night.Harper, who was previously only going by that name as part of The Bludgeon Brothers prior to his time off, defeated Mojo Rawley in his first official appearance back.Harper’s former tag team partner Rowan returned to WWE television earlier this year and has paired with current WWE Champion Daniel Bryan.Harper was back to wearing his old gear at the event, as seen below.Luke Harper returns tonight a house show. Note: This is Raw show when he left he was on Smackdown @Matmenpodcast #wwe #wwerochester pic.twitter.com/CO3i0kmoxU— Fightforever (@2Fightforever) March 10, 2019 Roman Reigns Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte WWE’s Bray Wyatt Cited In Car Accident Google+ Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipLuke Harper Returns To WWE LiveVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Luke Harper Now Playing Up Next WWE Royal Rumble Card Update For 2019last_img read more



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ASA Leaders Meet with DuPont Pioneer

first_imgDuPont and ASA leaders observe Pioneer soybean field in Des Moines, Iowa this week.ASA President Ray Gaesser and ASA staff met with DuPont Pioneer executives this week to discuss issues and programs affecting the soy industry. Topics included biotechnology approvals, trade issues, Plenish high oleic soybeans, member development, WISHH market development activities in Africa with DuPont Nutrition & Health and developing future leaders through the ASA-DuPont Young Leader program.After the meeting, Gaesser and staff toured DuPont Pioneer’s soybean research plots and were briefed on new soybean variety development and agronomic research.last_img



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Police Arrest Baltimores Public Enemy 1

first_imgBALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police say they’ve arrested a 19-year-old man recently announced as Public Enemy #1, wanted in the fatal stabbing of 73-year-old man.Police indicated in a statement that Christopher Straham was arrested late Wednesday after police received tips about his location. Police say Straham stabbed the man to death on a street corner last week.19-year old Christopher Straham. (Baltimore City Police Department)Straham faces charges of first- and second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault, armed robbery, robbery, theft and possession of a dangerous weapon with the intent to injure.Police say Straham was identified by a community tip after police released surveillance video.Police have not yet released the victim’s name. They say he was from Hungary and they are still in the process of notifying his family.last_img read more



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The Amazing Construction of the Statue of Liberty in Photos

first_imgThe Statue of Liberty is instantly recognizable as one of America’s most iconic landmarks. Standing 305-feet in height, including her pedestal, the Green Goddess has stood watch over New York Harbor for more than 130 years.. Built as a token of French and American friendship, the statue, whose official name is Liberty Enlightening the World, is the work of renowned sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi. The metal framework was constructed by Gustave Eiffel, the creator of yet another iconic landmark ― the Eiffel Tower.Statue of liberty in New York CityMen at work on the construction of the Statue of LibertyLady Liberty work in progressConstruction of the Lady LibertyConstruction of the Statue of LibertyConstruction the of Statue of LibertyLady LibertyThe idea of erecting a huge monument dedicated to liberty came in the aftermath of the American Civil War, in 1865, from Édouard René de Laboulaye, president of the French Anti-Slavery Society. De Laboulaye was a zealous supporter of the abolition of slavery and the Union cause.However, France itself was plunged into war with the Prussians in 1870 and was therefore unable to provide the financial support desperately needed by the Americans to begin the construction.In order to raise funds, Bartholdi first built the torch-holding right arm as well as the head, although only the arm was displayed during the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia in 1876, and in Madison Square Park in Manhattan from 1876 to 1882.Liberty Statue, work in progressEven though the fundraising didn’t bear fruit in the early days, it got a surge of interest in 1885, after Joseph Pulitzer of the New York World started a crowdfunding-campaign which soon attracted more than 120,000 donations, most of which were small sums.This came just in time to push the construction of the pedestal on what was then known as the Bedloe’s Island and today bears the name Liberty Island.In the meantime, the statue was already built and disassembled for transport across the Atlantic Ocean on the French steamer Isère. The steamer arrived in New York on June 17, 1885 and was welcomed by a crowd of 200,000 people.Although the response to fundraising calls attracted more and more money, the massive pedestal was finished only in April 1886, after numerous delays. The assembly of the statue, on the other hand, went relatively smoothly ― given how complicated it was to actually erect her.Richard Morris Hunt’s pedestal under construction in June 1885Statue of LibertyStereoscopic image of right arm and torch of the Statue of Liberty, 1876 Centennial ExpositionThe statue’s head on exhibit at the Paris World’s Fair, 1878Unpacking of the face of the Statue of Liberty, which was delivered on June 17, 1885Related Video: Original Footage Of The Golden Gate Bridge ConstructionMen in a workshop shaping sheets of copper for the construction of the Statue of LibertyScaffolding for the assemblage of the Statue of Liberty, of which the head is shown at left, in ParisView of the workshop, with models of the Statue of Liberty in the background.Since scaffolding was out of the question due to the width of the pedestal, Bartholdi asked Eiffel for help, who came to his aid by constructing a massive iron framework from which the statue was assembled.Read another story from us: Oops! Statue of Liberty postal stamp based on the wrong statueAlthough it was a high-risk project, miraculously no worker was harmed during the construction. On October 26, 1886, Liberty Enlightening the World was dedicated by President Grover Cleveland in front of a stunning crowd which by some estimates numbered between several hundred thousand to up to one million people.last_img read more



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first_img News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more Related Content The VISIUS Surgical Theatre at Le Bonheur Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., installed in January 2011, features an intraoperative MRI that moves between operating and diagnostic rooms on ceiling rails. A study at the hospital is crediting the iMRI with reducing resurgery rates. (CNW Group/IMRIS Inc.)June 26, 2013 — IMRIS Inc. reported that Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., is crediting intraoperative MRI (iMRI) within the VISIUS Surgical Theatre with reducing returns to the operating room for residual tumor removal by 84 percent over 2 years.The VISIUS Surgical Theatre at Le Bonheur provides neurosurgeons with on-demand access to real-time structural brain images before, during or after a procedure without moving patients from the surgical table as the iMRI moves between rooms using ceiling rails. The multifunctional neurosurgical environment, installed in 2011, also allows for surgery in one room and diagnostic scanning in another room, in addition to intraoperative imaging.”iMRI is an invaluable tool for me. In most pediatric brain tumors the goal is to maximally resect the entire tumor,” said Paul Klimo, chief of the division of pediatric neurosurgery at Le Bonheur and University of Tennessee Health Science Center. “This is a huge step in achieving this objective. For certain tumors, we have been able to improve our precision and get to them easier. We are now able to leave the OR with the knowledge of whether a tumor was completely resected or not. If not, then it is almost always because the residual tumor cannot be safely resected. Almost all of my tumor operations are done using it. I’ve also used it to demonstrate complete resection of arteriovenous malformation (AVM) and in tumor biopsies.”In 2012, 47 percent of Le Bonheur’s brain tumor surgeries were performed using VISIUS iMRI – and none of those surgeries required returns to the OR for residual tumor. In addition, the iMRI also eliminates the need, in many cases, for additional sedation that would be needed for post-operative MRI, or additional surgeries for residual tumor.Ranked among the top 25 children’s neuroscience programs by the US News & World Report in 2012, Frederick Boop, M.D., chairman of the department of neurosurgery and co-director of Le Bonheur’s Neuroscience Institute, said the hospital has an on-going quality improvement effort to improve this ranking, overall reputation and patient outcomes. The hospital’s reputation growth has brought an increase in patients locally but most notably outside the region, Boop said. During the last few years, he said, survival rates for various tumors, in some cases, far exceed typical rates.”Our protocol of using iMRI for certain procedures is safer than previous workflow of imaging only pre- and post-operation,” said Boop. “Previously when using ordinary MRI with these patients, we were nervous about anesthesia, lines and other issues of moving the patient,” he said. “The iMRI has allowed us to get a more complete removal of these tumors more often than before without bringing the patient back for another operation.”IMRIS CEO David Graves said these results reinforce the value of iMRI in the VISIUS Surgical Theatre. “This shows that having immediate access to the iMRI without moving or changing the position of the patient to see and remove the entire tumor limits the chance, costs and other issues related to returning a patient to surgery,” he said. 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. Two brain metastases from primary lung cancer are contrast enhanced in the brain of a 61-year-old male. Speakers at AHRA 2019 will state that ProHance and other macrocyclic MR agents present a very low risk to patients. Images courtesy of Bracco 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 Technology | Contrast Media | July 15, 2019 FDA Approves Bayer’s Gadavist Contrast for Cardiac MRI in Adult Coronary Artery Disease Patients The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Gadavist injection for use in cardiac magnetic resonance… read more Feature | Contrast Media | July 18, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How To Manage Risk in the MR Suite Macrocyclic contrast agents have the best safety profile of all the magnetic resonance (MR) contrast media that are n read more Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more News | July 01, 2013 Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital Credits VISIUS iMRI with Reducing Brain Tumor Re-surgery Rates 2 Years Post Ddoption Neurosurgeons say VISIUS is safe, more precise tool for intraoperative imaging News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | July 10, 2019 Insightec’s Exablate Neuro Approved With GE Signa Premier MRI in U.S. and Europe GE Healthcare and Insightec announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and CE mark for Insightec’s… 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 | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 01, 2019 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Medical Device Safety in MRI Environment The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new draft guidance titled Testing and Labeling Medical Devices for… read more News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | July 16, 2019 AAPM 2019 Features More Than 40 Presentations on ViewRay’s MRIdian MRI-guided Radiotherapy ViewRay Inc. announced that the company’s MRIdian System is the focus of more than 40 abstracts selected by the… read more News | Neuro Imaging | July 05, 2019 Delta T1 Maps Provide Quantitative, Automated Solution to Assess Brain Tumor Burden Imaging Biometrics LLC (IB) a subsidiary of IQ-AI Ltd., is highlighting a recently published study in the American… read morelast_img read more



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Making Sense of Dense Breasts

first_imgAdditional Resources on ITN for Breast Imaging and Dense Breast technology InformationVIDEO: Advances and Trends in Breast ImagingMammographic Breast Density — What It MeansTrends in Breast ImagingMaking Sense of Dense BreastsDense Breast Tissue: Supplemental ImagingBreast Density: Are You Informed? Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire. News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more read more Level 3: Heterogeneously Dense. Photo courtesy of Deanna Attai, M.D., FACS References1. “Women’s Awareness of Breast Density Varies Across the U.S.”www.itnonline.com, March 2, 2015. Accessed April 17, 2015. 2. Rhodes, D.J., et al. “Awareness of Breast Density and Its Impact on Breast Cancer Detection and Risk,” Journal of Clinical Oncology,April 1, 2015. Accessed May 14, 2015.3. “Georgia, Kentucky Introduce Breast Density Inform Bills,”www.itnonline.com. Feb. 18, 2015. Accessed April 17, 2015. 4. “Mammography/Tomosynthesis,” http://www.densebreast-info.org/TechnologyMammography.aspx. Accessed May 11, 2015.5. Castellino, A.M. “FAST MRI: A 3-Minute MRI for Breast Cancer Screening,” http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/830245.Aug. 21, 2014. Accessed May 12, 2015. 6. “Gadolinium May Remain in Brain After Contrast MRI,”www.itnonline.com, May 5, 2015. Accessed May 6, 2015. 7. “Density Assessment Software,” http://www.densebreast-info.org/AssessmentSoftware.aspx. Accessed May 7, 2015. 8. “Volpara Solutions Launches VolparaDensity 3.0 for 2-D and 3-D Breast Density Assessment,” www.itnonline.com, Dec. 19, 2014. Accessed May 7, 2015. 9. “Philips and UC Irvine Partner to Develop Standards for Breast Cancer Screening,” www.itnonline.com, March 5, 2015. Accessed May 11, 2015. 10. “New Breast Density Technology Debuts at ECR Conference,”www.itnonline.com, March 5, 2015. Accessed May 11, 2015. 11. “VuComp Releases New Version of M-Vu Breast Density,”www.itnonline.com, April 15, 2014. Accessed May 12, 2015.  FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 Level 3: Heterogeneously Dense. Photo courtesy of Deanna Attai, M.D., FACS A comparision of a small breast cancer found in a patient without dense breast tissue (left), and a tumor found in a woman with dense fibroglandular tissue. For more information visit DenseBreast-info.org. Level 4: Extremely Dense. Photo courtesy of Deanna Attai, M.D., FACS Level 2: Average Density. Photo courtesy of Deanna Attai, M.D., FACS 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 Technology | Artificial Intelligence | July 18, 2019 Paragon Biosciences Launches Qlarity Imaging to Advance FDA-cleared AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis System Paragon Biosciences LLC announced the launch of its seventh portfolio company, Qlarity Imaging LLC, which was founded… read more Level 1: Fatty Breast. Photo courtesy of Deanna Attai, M.D., FACS Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more center_img Level 1: Fatty Breast. Photo courtesy of Deanna Attai, M.D., FACS 1234PreviousNext Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently expanded its breast imaging solutions with the launch of its… read more Related Content News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more 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 Level 4: Extremely Dense. Photo courtesy of Deanna Attai, M.D., FACSMammograms have long been the first line of defense in detecting breast cancer, which continues to be one of the most common diseases in women today. Within the last decade, however, concerns have arisen over the reliability of mammograms to detect cancer in women with dense breast tissue (fibroglandular density). Breast tissue is classified into one of four categories, according to the American College of Radiology (ACR) Breast Imaging-Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS): • Fatty tissue• Scattered fibroglandular density• Heterogeneously dense• Extremely dense Roughly 40 percent of women of mammographic age (40 and older) fall into the last two categories, which are collectively considered dense. As density increases, it becomes more difficult to distinguish tumors and other masses from the surrounding tissue. Apart from this masking effect, dense breast tissue is itself a risk factor for developing breast cancer. Statistical evidence indicates that women with dense breasts are four to six times more likely to develop breast cancer than women with fatty tissue; they are also 17 times more likely to develop interval cancer (detected or presenting less than 12 months following a normal mammogram).Consumers Left UnawareWhile the impact of breast density has been commonly known in the medical community for nearly 20 years, that knowledge has been slow in filtering down to patients: A 2015 study from the Mayo Clinic found that only half of respondents (among 2,311 women age 40 to 74) had even heard of breast density, while just 49 percent knew that it impacts breast cancer detection.[1] Compounding the problem, only 43.1 percent of women say they have discussed their breast density with a healthcare provider.[2]Prior to 2009, breast density was not a required element of mammography reports sent to patients post-exam. That year, however, Connecticut became the first state to change the practice by passing a breast density inform law. As of June 2015, 22 states have enacted similar laws. North Dakota, Ohio, Missouri and Massachusetts joined the ranks this year, and seven other states have introduced bills during the last legislative session.[3] Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D., founder and director of Are You Dense Advocacy, said that those 22 states encompass 60 percent of the population of women falling within the mammographic age range. “We realize that density reporting or having a law does not replace education, communication and conversation between a patient and her healthcare providers,” said Cappello. “The density reporting is really giving information about the product we’re consuming so we know the risks and the benefits.”Getting A Second ReadMammograms are just one method available to the public for breast cancer detection. While they have long been the standard for breast cancer detection, the issue of breast density and its masking effect cannot be ignored. That is why many healthcare professionals recommend a combination of tests for the most confident assessment. At present, there are three main modalities used in tandem with or as follow-up to traditional 2-D mammograms: tomosynthesis, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasound.TomosynthesisDespite just being introduced to the market a few years ago, tomosynthesis, or 3-D mammography, has rapidly become an important resource for breast cancer screening. The X-ray-based technology takes pictures at different angles that are then viewed as slices; this technique reduces tissue overlap problems, and can detect an additional one to two cancers per 1,000 women screened.[4]Tomosynthesis has seen widespread adoption since being introduced to the United States by Hologic in 2011. It is typically offered either as a follow-up to a traditional 2-D mammogram or in tandem to improve early-stage detection. “I think it’s going to be a popular alternative to digital on the marketplace,” said Cappello. She does caution, however, that it will still have limitations for women with the densest breasts because of its X-ray-based nature. MRISince the release of an American Cancer Society (ACS) guideline in 2007, MRI has largely been indicated only for women at high-risk of developing breast cancer. MRI has the highest sensitivity of any modality, according to Wendie Berg, M.D., Ph.D., professor of radiology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and chief scientific advisor to the educational website www.densebreast-info.org. “Even after doing mammography and ultrasound, we would still find another 10 cancers per 1,000, if not more,” she said. In 2014, a group from the University Hospital of Aachen in Bonn, Germany, led by Christiane Kuhl, M.D., presented their work on speeding up the breast MRI scanning process, appropriately dubbed “fast MRI.” Instead of the average 21-minute scan time, Kuhl and colleagues were able to cut the procedure down to just three minutes, with comparable accuracy to traditional MRI screening.[5] MRI is not always an option for high-risk women, however, for any number of reasons ranging from having a pacemaker or other metallic implant near a vital structure to kidney failure. Recent studies have also raised concerns about the long-term effects of contrast agents used in MRI exams, particularly gadolinium. A May 2015 study in the journal Radiology revealed that gadolinium can remain in the brain for years following an exam. Free gadolinium can be highly toxic, which is why contrast gadolinium is bonded with a chelating agent; to date, however, no studies have been able to determine the state of the leftover gadolinium.[6] UltrasoundUltrasound has long been part of the repertoire for breast cancer detection, offering better visualization of invasive cancers than traditional mammography. At the same time, however, ultrasound has a higher capacity for false positives and handheld scanning is operator-dependent. To help improve reliability, several companies now offer automated breast ultrasound (ABUS) technology. These units sport a wider transducer in order to document the entire breast, “so it doesn’t depend on who’s looking at the breast and whether they decide to take the picture, which is the old way of doing things with handheld ultrasound,” said Berg. ABUS exams can generate hundreds or thousands of images from a single exam, which is a positive from a diagnostic point of view; however, the radiologist will still need to go back and interpret all of the images, making the process somewhat inefficient. “Most facilities are still struggling with making that function work well in their workflow,” Berg added.  Taking the Guesswork Out of DensityRather than focus on a single scanner solution for breast density, several vendors have released assessment software to aid in image analysis. The central tenet of these systems is objective, automated analysis of breast density, eliminating operator variability between what is a BI-RADS 3 or 4, or 2 or 3 rating. Advanced algorithms determine the area or volume of the dense tissue, and then arrive at a total percentage for the entire breast.[7]Volpara Solutions is one such vendor, and released version 3.0 of its VolparaDensity tool at the 2014 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting in Chicago. It is designed to work with Hologic 2-D digital and 3-D tomosynthesis systems and Volpara announced plans to release a GE- and Siemens-compatible version sometime in 2015. The software utilizes the same algorithm for 2-D and 3-D analysis, providing volumetric data correlated to ACR breast density categories.[8]Philips offers its own solution, incorporating the Spectral Breast Density Measurement Application into its MicroDose SI full-field digital mammography system. The spectral approach utilizes photon counting technology to simultaneously acquire spectral data on both adipose and fibroglandular tissue in each image pixel and using that information to calculate the total volume and volumetric percentage of glandular tissue in the breast. Philips initiated a study with the University of California-Irvine in March to determine the effectiveness of spectral breast density assessment.[9]  Canadian startup Densitas debuted its flagship product, Densitas Research Edition, at the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) in Vienna, Austria. During a demonstration, the software analyzed density on 1,823 images, and the final calculations largely agreed with the radiologists’ visual assessment.[10] Densitas Research Edition is currently available for research purposes only and is not approved for sale in the United States or Europe. M-Vu Breast Density offers a slightly different approach: In place of calculating volume to determine breast density, the software analyzes the structure, texture and dispersion of the tissue. Those areas with a denser appearance are quantified by M-Vu’s algorithms and then categorized according to BI-RADS standards.[11] M-Vu Breast Density was introduced by VuComp in March 2014, but the company sold the software to iCAD Inc. this past April.  “In some states, you only report to women who have heterogeneously or extremely dense breasts, and this is a phenomenal way of calling that out and being positive that you’re not missing something because it’s automatically determined,” Cappello concluded. Image courtesy of Imago Systems Feature | Breast Density | June 04, 2015 | Jeff Zagoudis Making Sense of Dense Breasts As states continue to mandate patient notification of dense breast tissue, the technology for analyzing and reporting continues to evolve IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Level 2: Average Density. Photo courtesy of Deanna Attai, M.D., FACSlast_img read more



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Twitter says Venezuela blocks its images amid protest crackdown

first_imgMEXICO CITY – Twitter says the Venezuelan government is blocking images on its website, the latest sign of a crackdown after violent protests that killed at least three people in the past week.Twitter users had been posting their photos of the street demonstrations, providing an alternative to state-run media. It’s unclear if photos are blocked in all Internet providers in Venezuela, said Nu Wexler, Twitter spokesman.Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro banned street demonstrations and ordered the arrest of opposition leaders after about 50,000 Venezuelan marched through Caracas to protest shortages of basic goods, creating clashes between protesters and government supporters.Billy Vaisberg, director of an online directory of Venezuelan Twitter users called TwVen.com, said he had received several reports from people who couldn’t see images on their feeds Friday.In a post on its Spanish-language account, @twitter_es, Twitter advised Venezuelan users to subscribe to its text- message service to get updates.Maduro has accused mainstream media outlets of creating confusion. He took Colombian station NTN24 off the air and in a national address yesterday criticized Agence France Presse for “manipulating information.”Frier reported from San Francisco.© 2014, Bloomberg News Facebook Comments Related posts:Fugitive Venezuelan opposition leader surrenders at rally Costa Rica deplores violence in Venezuela, calls for investigation Showdown looms for Venezuela, as protest leader Leopoldo López vows new march Venezuelan opposition leader shot dead at campaign event: lawmakerlast_img read more



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Babybel boycott after slogan offends mentally ill

first_img New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Babybel later admitted the slogan was not properly thought out.“It was a short marketing campaign and as a result there was an error in validating the slogan. We admit it was very clumsy,” Babybel Director General Etienne Lecomte said Thursday.On Monday, France’s leading association for the mentally handicapped, Unapei, called for a nationwide boycott of the cheese packs. It said the slogan sends “discriminatory values” to children.The boycott initially covered all cheese products made by the Bel Group, the cheese conglomerate that also produces “The Laughing Cow” cheese.But Babybel apologized Wednesday, prompting disability groups to limit their boycott only to the packs containing the toys with the toy inkpads.Babybel said it has stopped their production and is trying to take the remaining packets off shelves.“Yes, Babybel has apologized, and it’s sincere. But the damage might already have been done,” said Unapei President Christel Prado.“Kids go back to school soon, and they’ll get asked about their holidays. Kids pick up things easily. Our fear is that they’ll repeat: `We had mentally ill holidays.’” Associated PressPARIS (AP) – Disability groups in France are calling for a boycott of some Babybel cheese following accusations that a promotional summer toy insults the mentally ill.Toy inkpads featuring the term “Mentally ill holidays” were included as free gifts throughout July in bags of Mini Babybel, the round cheese with the iconic red wax coating.In using the slogan “des vacances de malade mental,” Babybel seized on the youth slang expression “malade mental,” which means “extraordinary.” Parents, stop beating yourself up Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Ludovic Gregoire, whose six-year-old son suffers from a form of autism, was one of many who wrote messages on Babybel’s Facebook wall protesting the slogan.“It’s just hurtful, when I read it. They call it humor. But if there was more education, negative campaigns like this wouldn’t happen. In France, we are so behind other countries,” Gregoire said. “‘Malade mentale’ is a common expression, but French people need to know how it actually feels. It’s offensive.”Babybel management has agreed to talk about ways to fight discrimination in a meeting with disability groups scheduled for September.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes Top Stories Comments   Share   Check your body, save your life Sponsored Stories last_img


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