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IDay Security beefed up in Kolkata districts of BengalIDay Security beefed up in Kolkata districts of Bengal

first_imgKolkata: Ahead of the 73rd Independence Day celebrations, security in and around the city and districts of West Bengal has been beefed up, a senior police officer said on Wednesday. Besides tightening of security arrangements to avoid any untoward incident, all entry and exit points of the metropolis have been kept under extensive watch, a senior officer of Kolkata Police told PTI. “We have increased vigil at 23 entry points of the city. All big and small hotels, guest houses and lodges in and around the city are being monitored to ensure that no outsiders without proper documents get accommodation there during this period,” the officer said. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja Kolkata Police have already started checking vehicles entering the city as well as those coming to the airport, a senior officer at the city’s traffic department said. “Vehicles coming to the city are thoroughly examined. The drivers’ licenses, valid documents of vehicles are also being properly checked. We are taking immediate action if any discrepancy is found there,” the IPS officer said. A senior state Home department officer said special measures have been taken keeping in mind the revocation of the special status for Jammu and Kashmir and the bifurcation of the state into two union territories, Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highway “There are alerts from the central government and we are making special security arrangements for Independence Day celebrations. We are following a standard protocol. We are leaving no stone unturned to keep up the security arrangements for tomorrow,” the IAS officer said. Incidentally, as many as 19 airports including the city’s Netaji Subash Chandra Bose International Airport have been put on a high alert by the security agencies ahead of the Independence Day celebrations. The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) has issued an alert to the police of all states and union territories, along with airport authorities. Besides setting up several sand bag bunkers at key junctures, Special Task Force (STF) unit of Kolkata Police has been employed to keep a tab of things, apart from checking CCTV footages from different crossings of the city. Talking more on the security aspects taken in and around the city, the IPS officer said, “Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) will be monitoring movements of people, vehicles within the city. We have also deployed extra policemen at most public places, pilgrim spots as well as shopping malls and movie halls. Holidays for all our colleagues have been cancelled.” The Red Road venue has been divided into 14 zones where top officers of the force will be monitoring, as part of the special security arrangements for the Independence Day parade. Meanwhile, security arrangements in all other parts of the state have been increased. Security in districts such as Malda, North and South 24 Parganas, Murshidabad, Uttar Dinajpur, Dakshin Dinajpur, Coochbehar having borders with Bangladesh have been enhanced, an official with the Border Security Force (BSF) posted in West Bengal said. Even security in areas bordering with neighbouring states such as Jharkhand, Bihar, Odisha has been stepped up, a police officer said.last_img read more

A glance at the eight victims of Toronto serial killer Bruce McArthurA glance at the eight victims of Toronto serial killer Bruce McArthur

first_imgTORONTO — Here is a glance at the victims of serial killer Bruce McArthur, who has pleaded guilty to eight counts of first-degree murder:MAJEED KAYHANThe 58-year-old Toronto man was killed on or about Oct. 18, 2012. Police investigated his death as part of Project Houston, which ran from November 2012 to April 2014 and probed the disappearances of three men who went missing from Toronto’s gay village. The probe was closed after yielding neither suspects nor leads on what happened to the men. Kayhan’s death was sexual in nature. SOROUSH MAHMUDIThe 50-year-old was killed on or about Aug. 15, 2015. He was reported missing by his family in east Toronto. A ligature was used in Mahmudi’s death, which was sexual in nature. A coat found in McArthur’s van contained Mahmudi’s DNA. The same coat was connected to the staging of other deceased victims. DEAN LISOWICKLisowick, of no fixed address, was killed on or about April 23, 2016. He was 43 or 44 years old and was never reported missing. Lisowick didn’t fit the profile of the earlier victims, who were gay and of Middle Eastern descent. A ligature was used in Lisowick’s murder, which was sexual in nature. Jewelry belonging to Lisowick was found in McArthur’s bedroom.  SELIM ESENEsen, 44, of Toronto, was killed on or about April 16, 2017. The disappearance became part of a police investigation called Project Prism, launched in August 2017. Five months later, McArthur was charged with Esen’s presumed death. A ligature was used in his murder, and there was evidence of confinment with ropes. Esen’s DNA as well as the weapon used in his murder were found inside McArthur’s van. Esen’s notebook was later found in McArthur’s apartment.ANDREW KINSMANThe 49-year-old Toronto man was killed on or about June 26, 2017. Kinsman, who was also a subject of Project Prism, had a sexual relationship with McArthur. Kinsman’s sisters said they searched for their brother for six months before police eventually charged McArthur in his death. A ligature was used in his murder as well as confinment with ropes. Video surveillance showed Kinsman getting into McArthur’s van outside Kinsman’s home. Kinsman’s DNA and the weapon used in his murder were found inside McArthur’s van.SKANDARAJ NAVARATNAMThe 40-year-old was killed on or about Sept. 6, 2010. During the investigation, police found a piece of leather lacing from McArthur’s van that contained Navaratnam’s DNA. A bracelet belonging to Navaratnam was found in McArthur’s bedroom.ABDULBASIR FAIZIFaizi was killed on or about Dec. 29, 2010. The 42-year-old was last seen in Toronto’s gay village. His vehicle was found near the home of one of McArthur’s landscaping clients. Faizi’s disappearance was also investigated as part of Project Houston.KIRUSHNA KANAGARATNAMKanagaratnam arrived in Toronto from Sri Lanka in 2010 and police believe he died on or about Jan. 6, 2016, at age 37. He was never reported missing and unlike McArthur’s other victims, Kanagaratnam had no clear ties to the LGBTQ community. A ligature was used in his murder, which was sexual in nature. An unnamed international agency helped identify Kanagaratnam after investigators released a heavily edited photo of a dead man in a plea for public help.SOURCE: Toronto policeThe Canadian Presslast_img read more

Some of the MMIWG inquirys farthestreaching recommendationsSome of the MMIWG inquirys farthestreaching recommendations

first_imgGATINEAU, Que. — The final report of the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls includes more than 200 “calls for justice.” A selection of some of the farthest-reaching ones:1. Establish a national Indigenous and human-rights ombudsperson and a national Indigenous and human-rights tribunal2. Create a national action plan to ensure equitable access to employment, housing, education, safety, and health care3. Provide long-term funding for education programs and awareness campaigns related to violence prevention and combating lateral violence — that is, violence committed by one Indigenous person against another4. Prohibit taking children into foster care on the basis of poverty or cultural bias5. Fund Indigenous-led efforts to improve the representation of Indigenous people in popular culture6. Launch health and wellness services aimed at Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA* people, particularly so that health care is available to vulnerable Indigenous people in their own communities7. Create a guaranteed annual livable income for all Canadians, taking into account “diverse needs, realities and geographic locations”8. Create safe and affordable transit and transportation services in, to and from remote communities, to reduce dependence on risky activities such as hitchhiking9. Revise the Criminal Code to “eliminate definitions of offences that minimize the culpability of the offender”10. Fund policing in Indigenous communities so their services are equitable compared to those in non-Indigenous communities, including modern information technology, major-crime units and crime prevention11. Fund training and education for Indigenous people to thrive in education, health-care, media, policing, law and other fields12. Consider the welfare of Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA people in planning resource-development and extraction projects13. Remove the “maximum security” classification in the federal correctional service, which limits access to rehabilitation and reintegration programs14. Increase Indigenous representation on all Canadian courts, including the Supreme Court15. Develop knowledge and read the final report. Listen to the truths shared, and acknowledge the burden of these human- and Indigenous-rights violations, and how they impact Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA people today * Two-spirited, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex and asexualThe Canadian Presslast_img read more

CANADIAN CINEMA HITS THE ROADCANADIAN CINEMA HITS THE ROAD

first_imgAdvertisement Twitter Facebook Advertisement Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment This coming January, some of Canada’s very best movies are hitting the road! First stop in 2019 will be six cities in China followed by launches in March in Mexico and the US before heading over the pond to the UK in April.The cinematic tour is part of Telefilm’s Canada Now initiative that brings our films to audiences around the world. By showcasing a diverse selection of critically-acclaimed and award-winning films, these events in international markets are about promoting the discoverability of Canadian talent and storytelling. Canada Now also fosters building strategic business and influencer relationships with the global audiovisual industry.In the past two years that the program has been in place and steadily growing, the series’ brought more than 25 Canadian movies – from debut features to documentaries by veteran filmmakers –  to some sixty cities throughout Mexico, the UK, China, and the US! Piqued your interest yet? While in key cities, special industry events ranging from buyers’ screenings to networking events coincide with the Canada Now launches, Canada Now is really about partnering with local film institutions and art houses cinemas in presenting our films on the big screen, where valued audiences around the world can simply buy tickets, relax, and be entertained by some of Canada’s top cinematic stories.Like the diverse, engaging, and entertaining homegrown industry that these films represent, Canada’s independent spirit and creative essence will be on proud display in Canada Now’s updated program for the year ahead.Details will be coming up soon, remember to keep your eyes on the Canada Now Facebook page for information about the curated selection of films, cities, events, and more! It’s all part of showing the international industry that Canada is a definitely a top player, dedicated to promoting our content and increasing recognition; creating partnership opportunities for coproduction, distribution, and more; and helping our homegrown talent thrive! Advertisementlast_img read more

WatchBank of Canadas Stephen Poloz issues call to arms for mortgage marketWatchBank of Canadas Stephen Poloz issues call to arms for mortgage market

OTTAWA — Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz says it’s time for fresh ideas when it comes to Canadians’ mortgage options.Poloz used a speech Monday to call for more choice in the country’s mortgage marketplace. He made arguments in favour of several possibilities such as encouraging borrowers to choose renewal terms longer than five years, the creation of a market for private, mortgage-based securities and the launch of shared-equity mortgages for first-time home buyers.More innovation would help boost flexibility for borrowers, lenders and investors, while also lowering risks in the financial system, Poloz said in Winnipeg. Toronto housing market starts buying season with a bang, sales up 17% Vancouver’s housing market is dismal — but you still need six-figure income to get your foot in the door Housing market no longer considered highly vulnerable after prices ease, CMHC says “To be clear, the system is not broken — it has served Canadians and financial institutions well,” he said in his speech to the Canadian Credit Union Association and Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce.“But we should not stop looking for improvements and I invite all of you to join this effort.”Poloz made the recommendations at a time when the central bank is monitoring three key housing-market stories. He listed them as the oil-slump-driven slowdown in Alberta and Saskatchewan, steady growth in many other parts of Canada and the steep drop in resale activity in Toronto and Vancouver following the introduction of stricter mortgage guidelines.Looking ahead, he predicted the overall Canadian housing sector to start growing again later this year as the Vancouver and Toronto markets stabilize.In a news conference following the speech, Poloz offered more details about his take on the two big housing markets.Poloz said the fundamentals — like population growth and job creation — in those cities have been “really strong” and he expects they’ve “put a floor” under the adjustment process. The still-low interest rates remain quite attractive, he added.He credited the tougher mortgage guidelines, which brought in interest-rate stress tests, for working as they were designed. They helped improve the quality of loans and stop the speculative increase in house prices in Vancouver and Toronto, he said.Poloz predicts buyers affected by the stress tests will return to the market in search of less expensive homes, while some will wait until they’ve saved more for a down payment.“All those conditions give you confidence that it’s a matter of adjustment and, after that, a return to normal growth,” he said.On his request Monday for more brainstorming on the mortgage marketplace, Poloz said he’s wondered why so few changes have been introduced in his lifetime.“I think that’s unfortunate and that’s why I gave a speech on it — it’s kind of a call to arms,” Poloz told reporters. “I think there ought to be more innovation.”His speech laid out several possibilities.In its spring budget, the federal government announced it would create shared-equity mortgages as a way to provide interest-free loans to help first-time home buyers add to their down payments. The plan, if implemented, would also encourage a lift in housing supply, Poloz said.The government is expected to provide more details on the proposal later this year.Poloz said the plan would help make the financial system safer because mortgage risks would be shared between the borrower and the lender.In another example, he suggested there should be more work to promote the merits of fixed-rate loans longer than five years because many people are unaware that longer-term options already exist. Only two per cent of all fixed-rate mortgages issued in 2018 had durations longer than five years, he added.For borrowers, longer terms would mean they would have to deal with fewer renewals, reducing the risk that they will face higher interest rates. Policy-makers would also benefit from the increased stability related to fewer renewals.He said there’s some momentum in Canada towards the creation of a private market for mortgage-backed securities. Poloz said it would provide a more-flexible source of longer-term funding for uninsured mortgages, which are becoming more popular.They would have to be designed carefully, he said, because mortgage-backed securities were central to the “sub-prime debacle” ahead of the financial crisis more than a decade ago. read more

Canadian loonie up following strong commodity prices fewer US jobless claimsCanadian loonie up following strong commodity prices fewer US jobless claims

TORONTO – The Canadian dollar closed higher Thursday as gold and copper prices strengthened for a second day amid strong employment data from the U.S.The loonie was ahead 0.46 of a cent to 97.96 cents US.The U.S. Labour Department reported that unemployment claims in the U.S. dipped by 16,000 last week from a revised 355,000 the previous week to 339,000. The results were better than the 350,000 that analysts had been predicting and the lowest level in six weeks.The June bullion contract rose $38.30 to US$1,462 an ounce after plunging last week to US$1,361 an ounce, its lowest level in more than two years.It is now halfway back to levels it was before the price of gold began dropping in the second week of April.The June crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange gained $2.21 to US$93.64 a barrel after advancing more than $2 on Wednesday in the wake of data showing a much weaker than forecast rise in U.S. inventories last week.May copper gained eight cents to US$3.24 a pound after running up six cents Wednesday after Goldman Sachs said it expects copper prices to rebound in the next three months due to Chinese growth in the second half of the year.Copper and oil have also risen on hopes that the European Central Bank will cut interest rates next Thursday to stimulate the European economy. Canadian loonie up following strong commodity prices, fewer U.S. jobless claims by The Canadian Press Posted Apr 25, 2013 8:48 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

McLaren Automotive MD to speak at SMMT SummitMcLaren Automotive MD to speak at SMMT Summit

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has announced that Antony Sheriff, Managing Director of McLaren Automotive, will be one of the headline speakers at the 2011 SMMT International Automotive Summit.Sheriff will speak on the plenary panel, ‘The changing face of car retailing’, and will explain why McLaren Automotive chose to adopt a franchised dealer network to sell its ground-breaking supercar, the MP4-12C.Antony Sheriff joined McLaren Automotive as Managing Director in 2003. His responsibilities encompass the design, development, manufacture and distribution of the company’s current and future road cars. Prior to joining McLaren Automotive, Sheriff worked for Chrysler, McKinsey and Company and Fiat Auto in Italy, rising to the position of Vice President Marketing for Fiat in 2002.McLaren’s MD joins an exciting list of speakers that includes Stephen T Odell, Ford Group Vice President and Chairman and CEO of Ford of Europe. The Summit takes place on 28 June in Westminster, London.Summit plenary programme:09:30 Opening remarksJustin Webb09:45 Industry keynote speakerStephen T Odell10:30 What UK plc has to offer the global motor industryPanel debate11:15 Refreshment break12:00 Technology: moving towards an ultra-low carbon futurePanel of speakers and Q&A13:30 Lunch14:30 The changing face of car retailingPanel of speakers and Q&A16:15 Political keynote speaker17:00 Closing remarksPaul EverittDelegate numbers are strictly limited, and tickets are available on a first come, first served basis. To book your place at the SMMT International Automotive Summit, please visit www.smmtsummit.co.uk or contact Charlene Harry on 020 8267 5657 or smmt.summit@haymarket.com.To discuss sponsorship opportunities, contact Richard Sargood on 0845 450 4195 or richard@relishevents.co.uk.Antony Sheriff – Managing Director, McLaren AutomotiveClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

The Long Migration Of English FootballThe Long Migration Of English Football

Teams from the South of England are currently dominating the Premier League.London-based Chelsea is in first place, and is a prohibitive favorite to win the title. Southampton — the southernmost team in the league — currently sits second. Both teams won their games last weekend, beating teams from the North and Midlands. West Ham, also based in London, is in fourth.While the North (working class, the Beatles) dominated the league for decades, the South (London, the Rolling Stones) has slowly been gaining ground. This process has been driven by culture, politics and the economy.Using the mammoth football data set compiled by one of this article’s authors (James),1We’ve previously explored scoring trends and home-field advantage. we can quantify, and map, the migration of power in the world’s top soccer league over the past 126 years.England has always had strong regional identities and overt class distinctions. The biggest of these is between North and South. The most obvious differences between these regions are in dialect, culture, politics and economy, but there also exists a North-South football divide. Indeed, the story of the origins of English football is about tensions between working-class Northerners and upper-class Southerners.Here is the geography of English top-tier football league champions:Dots show the location of teams that have won the league championship, with the size representing the number of titles. The line is a 20-year moving average of the latitudes and longitudes of winners of the top tier — the center of gravity.2Before World War I, thanks to successes of teams from the North, the center hovered around the Lancashire-Yorkshire border. After 1930, Southern teams enjoyed more title success and the center began a march southeast through the Peak District, reaching as far as the town of Rugby (that sport’s eponym) following Chelsea’s first win in 1955. With the emergence of powerful Manchester United and later the Liverpool dynasty, the center moved back toward Lancashire. Recently, due to Arsenal’s and Chelsea’s titles, the center has once more moved southeast, and currently resides just outside Burton-upon-Trent (a small town which notably has had four Football League teams in its history). Our colleagues performed a similar calculation with winners of the National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup. That center of gravity is somewhere in Lake Huron.The rules of modern soccer were developed in England in 1863 when the representatives of 11 London clubs and elite private schools (in the South) convened at the Freemasons’ Tavern to establish what would become the Football Association, the game’s governing body. The rules were further modified in 1869 — when handballs were outlawed — leading to more or less the game we know today.Amateur teams, composed of upper class gentlemen from the South of England, enjoyed early success in the first major national competition — the FA Cup — which began in 1871. However, teams from the North and Midlands quickly sprang up out of religious community organizations, schools and trade unions. Football, an accessible, democratic game, caught fire in the North.By the mid-1880s, talented players from these areas and Scotland started to be paid for their services in the increasingly competitive North. This led to several years of bitter arguments between the Northern clubs and the powerful, and Southern-founded, Football Association. Central to this dispute were the original men in blazers — two of the earliest presidents of the FA, Colonel Sir Francis Marindin and Lord Kinnaird, established members of the Southern upper crust, and avowed amateur footballers.3The phrase “men in blazers” has often been used in England to derisively refer to ineffectual and out-of-touch committee members of the FA.Professional working-class Northern teams rapidly overtook their gentlemen Southerner counterparts in ability. The amateurs’ death knell tolled in 1883 when the professional Blackburn Olympic side — featuring weavers, plumbers, dental assistants and iron-foundry workers — beat the epitome of English privilege, the amateur Old Etonians, for the FA Cup title.4Eton College is the most elite private school in England. It is also the traditional alma mater of male members of the Royal Family, including Prince William and Prince Harry. Old Etonians is the collective name for former pupils.Wanting to capitalize on the huge popularity of football among working-class fans, Northern teams formed their own professional league, demanding that the FA accept their will. In 1888, the Football League was founded — six teams from the North and six from the Midlands. It was an immediate success. More teams from the North and Midlands were added and a second division was established in 1892.The early decades of the Football League were dominated by these Northern and Midland teams. Notably, Aston Villa and Sunderland won six and five titles, respectively, before World War I. It wasn’t until 1931 that a Southern team (Arsenal) was crowned league champion. Indeed, until Arsenal’s FA Cup win in 1930, Northern and Midland teams had also won every single FA Cup since 1883, except for London’s Tottenham Hotspur in 1901. Even that team started five Scots, three Northerners, two Welshman and an Irishman.The following chart shows the cumulative top-flight league titles won by individual teams, colored by the team’s region.The Football League became truly national at the start of the 1920-21 season when a third division, composed entirely of teams from the South of England, was created. Over the following decades more Southern teams — Portsmouth, Charlton Athletic, Fulham — gradually rose through successive promotions to find a place in the top tier.While the league creeped south, it retained its strong Northern flavor. The continued domination of the North is best seen by examining the number of championships piled up by teams from this region between 1920 and 1980. Only Arsenal from the South provided anything like competition for Northern teams such as Everton, Liverpool and Manchester United, all of which won multiple titles.The fabric of English society changed dramatically during the 1980s. The force that was Margaret Thatcher and her Conservative government’s right-wing policies led to a boom in the prosperity of the City of London and the South in general, while left-wing trade union power waned.Unemployment in the United Kingdom rose from 5.7 percent in 1979, the year Thatcher took office, to 13 percent in 1983. This aggravated the economic inequality between North and South, and many Northern cities and people suffered financially. These wider economic and political changes were mirrored by shifts in the representation of Northern and Southern soccer teams in England’s top division.Here are the average latitudes of all teams in the top division of English football, by season:Only seven times in history has the average latitude of England’s top-flight soccer teams dipped beneath Birmingham — often called England’s “second city” and considered to be a marker of the middle of the country. The first was in 1982, three years after Thatcher became prime minister. The last was in 1991, one year after Thatcher left Downing Street.Smaller Southern teams — Watford, Wimbledon, Millwall and Oxford United (bankrolled by the business tycoon Robert Maxwell) — made the top tier for the first time during this decade, while others such as Charlton Athletic and Luton Town returned after long absences. The most Southern-skewed season was 1987-88. Although the top four teams all came from the North and Midlands — Manchester United, Liverpool, Nottingham Forest and Everton — 13 of the remaining 17 sides were Southern.Meanwhile, many former great Northern and Midland teams suffered. Bolton Wanderers, Burnley, Preston North End and Wolverhampton Wanderers, all founding members of the Football League, were relegated to the fourth tier during the 1980s.The nature of English soccer changed forever with the formation of the Premier League in 1992, the huge influx of money and the globalization of the game.In the early years of the EPL, there was a brief mini-revival for several historically strong Northern teams, like Middlesbrough, Leicester City, Bolton, Sunderland and Nottingham Forest, that had suffered during the 1980s. Each was promoted back to the top tier during the mid-1990s. Most notably, Blackburn Rovers, bankrolled by local businessman Jack Walker, won the Premier League in 1995.But these teams have all since struggled to consistently retain their places in the EPL, as survival and success are determined more and more by financial muscle. Footprints of the old historical North-South divide are still evident in the composition of teams in England’s top tier but, in order to compete, EPL teams have increasingly become global franchises, taken over by uber-wealthy foreign owners, many of whom have preferred to invest in teams near London, the nation’s capital.English football in the 19th and 20th centuries was fueled by the fanaticism of working-class fans, going to watch their local heroes play for their hometown team. The connection between fans and their clubs was built upon these regional and local ties. In the 21st century, the super-successful, globalized EPL has seen the diminishment of some of these strong regional identities that had mattered so much. read more

Source of money given to 3 suspended Buckeyes remains unclearSource of money given to 3 suspended Buckeyes remains unclear

The numbers aren’t adding up for sophomore Corey Brown, junior running back Jordan Hall and defensive back Travis Howard, who each received $200 at a charity event and will now miss their second consecutive game for Ohio State. The source of the money received by the three players remains unclear, according to documents that were released by the athletic department on Thursday evening. One former member of the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions declined to comment on the specifics of OSU’s recent suspensions, but did say that similar circumstances could lead to a new NCAA investigation.  Brown, Hall and Howard’s name are redacted in the NCAA and university documents that were released, but the documents did say that interviews with current student-athletes revealed that they were invited to attend the charity event by former student-athletes whose names are also redacted. There are also discrepancies among the players regarding who they received money from and why they were receiving it. Two players said believed they were receiving money for working the event while the third player said he was receiving money from a former student athlete, according to the documents. In a letter dated Sept. 1, Doug Archie, OSU’s associate athletic director for compliance, said to Jennifer Henderson, the NCAA’s director of student-athlete reinstatement: “All of the current student-athletes incorrectly believed that their participation in the event had been approved by the OSU compliance office. The OSU compliance office did not approve participation in the… 2011 event, but did approve the same event (in 2007 and 2010). “Please note that there was nothing impermissible about the event.” At least two parties also indicated that one party involved in the money exchange was seen carrying several envelopes during the charity event.  Josephine Potuto, a University of Nebraska professor in constitutional law, served on the NCAA Committee on Infractions from 2006–08 and chaired the committee in 2007 and 2008. Potuto would not comment on any specific facet of OSU’s recent suspensions, but did say that, generally, it was unlikely that the NCAA would admit further evidence against a university after a hearing has been held. OSU held its hearing with the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions on Aug. 12 and is still awaiting the committee’s final ruling. “Any violation committed by an individual student-athlete is also an institutional matter because institutions only deal through people,” Potuto said. “So, another investigation could be opened. Generally, the NCAA and the Committee on Infractions won’t re-open a case after it has held a hearing with the institution. “ Mike Doss, a safety for the Buckeyes from 1999-2002 and member of OSU’s 2002 consensus national championship team, was preparing for his Friday induction into the university’s athletics hall of fame moments before the athletic department announced the continuation of the three players’ suspensions. Doss said he wished the current OSU squad well despite its recent troubles. “I hope they do great,” he said. “I hope they win them all and knock them down and show the country that, no matter who’s the head coach, there’s still great football in Columbus, Ohio.” From from his Twitter account, @Jordan_Hall7, Hall said at approximately 8:30p.m. Friday, “Killin’ me not to be out there ..good luck to all my homies tho.” The Buckeyes continue their season on Saturday with a noon game against Toledo at Ohio Stadium. read more

Six rescued after chairoplane in Tramore breaks downSix rescued after chairoplane in Tramore breaks down

first_img Whoops! We couldn’t find this Tweet The “chair-o-plane” ride was stuck for over an hour with six people stuck on the ride.The ride is a new machine at the amusement park in Tramore. The ride shoots people in the air and also spins around.The gardaí confirmed that a “mechanical failure” stopped the ride.The gardaí, the fire bridade and the Health and Safety Authority all attended the scene this evening.A tiller ladder was used to rescue the people. The crowd below applauded as the people were brought back to safety this evening. Source: Francis Comerford/YouTubeNo one has been injured in the incident.First published 20.45pm EMERGENCY SERVICES ATTENDED a scene in Tramore this evening where a group of people were stuck mid-air on an amusement ride.last_img

Star Awards kicks off tonight at Tropicana Show and Supper ClubStar Awards kicks off tonight at Tropicana Show and Supper Club

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, February 23, 2017 – Tonight it’s the highly anticipated, sold out event Star Awards.  In its ninth year, the Star Awards is touting a record number of nominees and will unravel at the Tropicana Show and Supper Club.  I am hosting along with the very funny, attorney at law and local thespian, Stephen Wilson… there is also red carpet which I understand will be streamed live on social media…#MagneticMediaNews Recommended for you Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Related Items:#magneticmedianews The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

County assessor candidates polar oppositesCounty assessor candidates polar opposites

first_imgPETER VAN NORTWICKRepublicano Age: 43.o Profession: Self-employed real estate appraiser.o Campaign finances: $17,641 raised, $17,348 spent.o Quote: “Are you for change in this office or do you want the status quo?”o Website: www.van4assessor.com.JANET SEEKINSDemocrato Age: 53.o Profession: Senior residential appraiser in the assessor’s office.o Campaign finances: $17,376 raised, $15,124 spent.o Quote: “I truly care about the direction of our office and making sure all the taxpayers are treated with respect and fairness.”o Website: www.janetseekinsforassessor.org.Democrat Janet Seekins and Republican Peter Van Nortwick are vying to replace Clark County Assessor Linda Franklin.From the start, with Van Nortwick charging that the county assesses property values incorrectly and Franklin responding, “Hell, no” when asked if Van Nortwick was qualified, the race has been bitter and different angles have emerged. There’s insider versus outsider: Seekins has worked for the office for 29 years, while Van Nortwick’s self-employed.There’s a difference in goals: Seekins cites greater efficiency, improved customer service and an enhanced website as priorities; Van Nortwick has written a “Bill of Rights” for property taxpayers, making pledges that, to be realized, would require changes in state law and, in one case, an amendment to the state constitution.There’s the what’s-more-disconcerting angle: Seekins didn’t register to vote until April, so the first time she voted was the August primary. If that’s her skeleton in the closet, Van Nortwick’s skeleton, as disclosed in court documents seven years ago, is that he couldn’t pay child support because he has a significant mental disability that makes it difficult for him to build relationships with people and find employment.Van Nortwick was trained to be an appraiser through the Department of Social and Health Services’ Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. He qualified for the assistance after he was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Van Nortwick said he’s learned to manage his condition.last_img read more

Car stolen from gas station after owner leaves keys in ignitionCar stolen from gas station after owner leaves keys in ignition

first_imgNORTH LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police believe two women, caught on security camera footage, stole a car from a North Lauderdale gas station.It happened at a Mobil gas station off Kimberly Boulevard and Southwest 71st Avenue, at around 11:13 a.m., May 27, after the driver left her keys in the ignition.The driver said she left the keys in the ignition to run inside, and when she came out, her 2005 Nissan Altima and all her belongings were gone.If you have any information on this theft, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Acer Predator Helios 300 Special Edition ReviewAcer Predator Helios 300 Special Edition Review

first_img Secondary Hard Drive Speed USB Type-C Touchpad Size Ports (excluding USB) 9638 SD memory reader 15.4 x 10.5 x 1.1 inches Optical Drive 2 year Parts and Labor Limited Warranty. Includes dedicated Predator support line. Video Memory Specifications RAM Upgradable to 4.1 x 3.0 inches 2.2-GHz Intel Core i7-8750H processor Ports (excluding USB) USB 2.0 10067 Wi-Fi Ethernet Company Website n/a RAM Native Resolution 15.6 Kensington Lock 32GB Wi-Fi Model Weight Hard Drive Size Come for the shiny new coat of paint, stay for the raw power. For $1,399, the Acer Predator Helios 300 Special Edition offers a strong 8th Gen Core i7 processor and an overclockable Nvidia GTX 1060 GPU, which remain relatively cool under pressure. Despite that, the battery life is shorter than competitors and the speakers sound unusually muted for a gaming laptop. And while it’s nice to see a new color scheme, the Helios 300’s design doesn’t look all that great. The Helios 300 does, however, have a gorgeous 15.6-inch, 144-Hertz panel and a comfortable keyboard, making it a solid mainstream gaming laptop.article continued below See our List of Favorite LaptopsClick on one of our top pick pages below to see which were selected as “Best in Class” by our seasoned tech editors.Best GamingGaming LaptopsFind the right mobile rig for your style of play.Best GamingBest Cheap GamingGaming Under $1000Play your favorite titles, without spending a fortune.Best under $1000#1 Gaming LaptopAlienware 13 (OLED Display)Our favorite gaming laptop right now is beautiful, powerful and portable.See it on DellOr Continue Reading Below… Design Acer gave the Helios 300’s edgy black-and-red counterpart a complete makeover. The Special Edition is dipped in a prestigious, pearl-white paint and touched up with pale-gold accents. It’s a great color scheme, but the plastic chassis makes it look cheap. The lid has two chopstick-looking indents on the left and right side of it surrounding the sharp, metallic Predator logo. The lip of the lid is separated by a silver accent that leads into a brighter shade of white accompanied by randomly patterned shapes engraved into the matte texture. The Special Edition’s prestigious, pearl-white paint with gold accents is a great color scheme, but the plastic chassis makes it look cheap. The hinge of the laptop has a pair of meaty vent grills just below it, except only the left side is actually open, while the right is sealed off with white plastic. The grills make it look like there is a slimmer laptop inside of it, as if the plastic shell is a cage meant to contain the beast. There are a couple more silver accents blending in with the pale gold and soft white base on the interior of the laptop. The keyboard has a basic white backlighting while the keys have a translucent blue font — this sounds good in theory, but the consistency of the translucence is way off. Combine that with the gold WASD keys and you have a color-matching atrocity. Even so, if there was one thing that I had to change (in any Predator), it’d be those ridiculously large bezels. At 5.5 pounds and 15.4 x 10.5 x 1.1 inches, the Helios 300 is about average size compared with its competitors. Asus ROG Strix Hero II (GL504GM) lands in the middle, at 5.1 pounds and 1 inch thick, while the Alienware 15 R4 (7.8 pounds, 1 inches) and the Dell G7 15 (6.3 pounds, 0.9 inches) pack on much more weight. The MSI GV62 8RE came in as the lightest and thickest at 5 pounds and 1.2 inches. Ports The Helios 300 has several useful ports, but I was disappointed to see that there’s no Mini DisplayPort. The left side features a Kensington lock slot, an RJ45 port, one USB 3.1 Type-C port, an HDMI 2.0 port, one USB 3.0 port and an SD Card slot, while the right holds room for the power jack, two USB 2.0 ports and a headphone jack. Display Helios 300’s 15.6-inch, 144-Hertz 1080p panel is impressively bright and shows off a good amount of color, but the bezels could use some work. I stood in the ruins of Cozumel while playing Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and witnessed the crisp moon cast a soft light, revealing the lush greenery surrounding the area. I saw sharp ripples in each leaf, which made the scene even more lifelike. And while most of the following temple was doom and gloom, the copper bells corroding to green and the surrounding blood offered a delightful splash of color despite the circumstances. Helios 300’s 15.6-inch, 1080p panel is impressively bright and shows off a good amount of color, but the bezels could use some work. When the titular character hopped on the shoulders of the rebels in the Robin Hood trailer, his blue scarf and green outfit was bold and prominent, which contrasted well with the yellow-orange fireball that overwhelmed the background. When Robin Hood was training, I could spot the lined stitching in his shirt. And even though the room was relatively dark, the pillars in the shadows were visible. The Helios 300’s panel covers 113 percent of the sRGB color gamut, which puts it ahead of the 111-percent gaming mainstream average. The MSI GV62 (72 percent) and the Dell G7 15 (62 percent) didn’t really impress, but the Strix Hero II (120 percent) and the Alienware 15 R4 (119 percent) did slightly better. MORE: Laptops with the Most Colorful Screens At 312 nits, the Helios 300 has the brightest panel among its competitors and the category average (294 nits). The Strix Hero II (276 nits), the MSI GV62 (240 nits) and the Dell G7 15 (232 nits) couldn’t get past the average, but the Alienware 15’s 311-nit panel almost got out of the Helios 300’s shadow. Keyboard and Touchpad The Helios 300’s keys get a little too bouncy, as if they’re resisting my fingers, but, ultimately, it feels like I’m typing on a cloud due to the soft palm rests. I nailed 73 words per minute on the 10fastfingers.com typing test, which beat my 66 wpm average. When measuring the keys, we saw travel at 1.5 millimeters and a required actuation force of 71 grams, which is well within our comfort parameters (1.5 to 2.0 mm of travel and a minimum of 60 grams of force). Surprisingly, the 4.1 x 3.0-inch touchpad was really stiff, which made it uncomfortable to move the cursor as well as to left and right click. Despite that, it managed to capture Windows 10 gestures, like two-finger scrolling and three-finger tab switching, perfectly fine. Audio The Helios 300’s speakers are pretty disappointing for a gaming laptop, as they were barely loud enough to fill a small office with Blue October’s “Hate Me.” The speakers didn’t go far enough to hit the highs or lows, so it was harder to distinguish the separate tracks. Even during the chorus, the vocals and the electric guitar didn’t sound very significant. MORE: PS4 Games: Our Staff Favorites When playing Shadow of the Tomb Raider, there was a drumbeat that continuously intensified as I climbed a mountain, but the sound wasn’t strong enough to make me feel the weight of the moment. On top of that, I didn’t hear the satisfyingly meaty sound when I pickaxed a guard to death. However, there was a solid echo when Lara was talking over the radio, so at least the voice acting came off a bit stronger. There is an audio app to adjust the sound, but there’s a catch: It’s only accessible if you plug in headphones or a separate set of speakers into the audio jack (ridiculous, I know). The Dolby Audio app has multiple audio presets, including Dynamic, Movie, Music and Game as well as a full equalizer. Gaming, Graphics and VR Despite having only a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 GPU with 6GB of VRAM, the Helios 300 gives you the option to overclock it, which got it to hurtle through Shadow of the Tomb Raider at 35 frames per second (anything above 30 fps is considered playable). The system didn’t stutter even once as I completely desecrated a temple by destroying platforms and several historically important structures. On the Rise of the Tomb Raider benchmark on Very High settings at 1080p, the Helios 300 hit a solid 38 fps, climbing over the 34-fps mainstream gaming average as well as the MSI GV62’s 36 fps (GTX 1060 3GB) and the Dell G7 15’s 35 fps (GTX 1060 Max-Q 6GB). The Strix Hero II (GTX 1060 6GB) matched the Helios at 38 fps, while the Alienware 15 (GTX 1070 8GB) nearly doubled that at 72 fps. The system didn’t stutter even once as I completely desecrated a temple in Shadow of the Tomb Raider. There was a similar hierarchy on the Hitman benchmark (Ultra, 1080p), as the Helios 300 got past the 66-fps category average with 72 fps. The MSI GV62 (51 fps) and the Dell G7 15 (63 fps) traded blows, while the Strix Hero II matched with the Helios again, at 72 fps, and the Alienware 15 dominated each machine, at 92 fps. On the Grand Theft Auto benchmark (Very High, 1080p), the Helios 300 averaged 51 fps, which beat the 45-fps category average, but the Strix Hero II claimed victory at 52 fps. The MSI GV62 (48 fps) and the Dell G7 15 (45 fps) continued to go back and forth, while the Alienware 15 (74 fps) remained at the top. The Helios 300 scored a solid 7.9 on the SteamVR Performance test, defeating the 6.1 category average as well as the Strix Hero II (7.4), the MSI GV62 (7.3) and the Dell G7 15 (6.3). The Alienware 15, however, broke a perfect 11. Performance Armed with a 2.2-GHz Intel Core i7-8750H processor, 16GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD, the Helios 300 easily juggled 40 Google Chrome tabs, a 1080p video and Spotify all while Shadow of the Tomb Raider ran in the background. On the Geekbench 4.1 overall performance test, the Helios 300 nailed 20,595, narrowly beating the 20,283 mainstream category average. The Alienware 15’s Core i7-8750H (17,109) and the MSI GV62’s Core i5-8300H (14,486) underperformed, while the Strix Hero II’s Core i7-8750H (21,870) and the Dell G7 15’s Core i7-8750H (20,812) surpassed the Helios. Keeping up with the pace, the Helios 300 matched 65,000 names and addresses on our Excel test in 45 seconds, overtaking the 0:49 category average. While the Helios knocked out the Alienware 15 (0:50) and the MSI GV62 (0:59), the Strix Hero II (0:35) and the Dell G7 15 (0:41) were ultimately faster. On the HandBrake benchmark, the Helios 300 transcoded a 4K video to 1080p in 10 minutes and 30 seconds, practically a whole minute faster than the 11:29 category average. The Strix Hero II (9:36), the Alienware 15 (10:28) and the Dell G7 15 (10:40) all ran a tight race past the average. The MSI GV62 was the only one that didn’t make it, at 13:09. MORE: The Best Gaming Laptops The Helios 300 copied 4.97GB of data in 14 seconds, for 364 megabytes per second, nearly beating the 287 MBps category average by a whole 100 MBps. The Strix Hero II was the only one that actually kept up, at 462 MBps, while the Alienware 15 (221 MBps), the MSI GV62 (124 MBps) and the Dell G7 15 (102 MBps) showed a severe slowdown. Battery Life While gaming laptops generally don’t last very long, the Helios 300 could have done better. After continuously surfing the web over Wi-Fi at 150 nits of brightness, the battery died after 3 hours, which is over an hour under the 4:06 mainstream gaming average. The MSI GV62 (2:05) didn’t do very well either, but the Strix Hero II (4:56), Alienware 15 (5:15) and the Dell G7 15 (5:39) well exceeded the average. Webcam Images taken on the Helios 300’s webcam were a little blown out by the ceiling lights in our office, but the blue and gray colors in my shirt didn’t come off too bad. However, with this much grain in the images, the hair on my head looked like a fuzzy blob. You’ll probably want to use an external webcam, if you want to stream at all. Heat Due its plastic chassis, the Helios 300 dispersed heat relatively well. After playing Shadow of the Tomb Raider for 15 minutes, the underside measured 98 degrees Fahrenheit, which isn’t far from our 95-degree comfort threshold. The center of the keyboard did hit 115 degrees, but it didn’t feel hot — just warm. And the touchpad hit only 84 degrees. The hottest the system got was 131 degrees, but that was near the bottom vent where the components were exposed. It’s no surprise we got a cooler result when we ran the less-taxing version of our heat test. After streaming a 15-minute HD video, the underside, the center of the keyboard and the touchpad hit 91, 89 and 80 degrees, respectively. Software and Warranty The most useful software that Acer includes is the PredatorSense, which also gets the Special Edition color treatment. PredatorSense monitors CPU and GPU usage and temperatures as well as fan speed and GPU core clock settings. Those features are important, but that’s about all the app has. Acer also includes its own Care Center, which lets you perform checkups and tune-ups on the hard drive, battery and internet as well as create a recovery drive. Acer’s Quick Access settings control power-on USB charging, the blue light filter and a separate fan-speed option called CoolBoost. Let’s not forget Acer’s own Power Button app, which gives you options to turn off the display, sleep, hibernate or shut down the system. The usual Windows 10 bloatware also makes an appearance with apps like Candy Crush Soda Saga, Candy Crush Saga (the better one) and Hidden City: Hidden Object Adventure. The Predator Helios 300 Special Edition comes with a two-year limited warranty. See how Acer performed on our Tech Support Showdown, Best and Worst Brands listing and Best and Worst Gaming Brand ranking. Configurations The Helios 300 Special Edition I tested costs $1,399 and comes with a 2.2-GHz Intel Core i7-8750H processor, 16GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 GPU with 6GB of VRAM. The Special Edition has only one configuration, but the Helios 300 has a counterpart (the standard Helios 300) that comes in black and red, which costs $1,238 and drops down to 8GB of RAM and a 1TB 5,400rpm HDD. Bottom Line The Acer Predator Helios 300 Special Edition performed well on our tests, showing off its performance and graphics power at relatively cool temperatures, no less. The keyboard is very comfortable to type on, and I was particularly impressed with the Helios 300’s smooth 1080p panel. However, it does trip up on battery life and sticks you with a discount-looking chassis and a muted pair of speakers. If you can shell out the money, the Asus ROG Strix Hero II (GL504GM) ($1,655) offers a classy aluminum chassis, faster raw performance, a more colorful display and barely-there bezels. But overall, the Helios 300 is a solid gaming laptop that will give you plenty of power at a decent price. 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Exa PACSRIS Increases Productivity for Cleveland Teleradiology and Imaging CenterExa PACSRIS Increases Productivity for Cleveland Teleradiology and Imaging Center

first_img News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more Feature | Information Technology | July 31, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How Smart Devices Can Improve Efficiency Innovation is trending toward improved efficiency — but not at the expense of patient safety, according to… read more News | PACS | September 29, 2017 Exa PACS/RIS Increases Productivity for Cleveland Teleradiology and Imaging Center Server-side rendering on zero-footprint universal viewer reduces report turnaround times and enables higher reading volumes Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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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 The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more September 29, 2017 — Network Radiology, a leading independent radiology center and teleradiology service provider in Cleveland, is using Exa PACS/RIS from Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. to help increase productivity and enable high reading volumes for both business applications. With a growing number of imaging studies between the two business segments, Network Radiology relies on Exa PACS server-side rendering and the solution’s diagnostic-quality zero footprint universal viewer for fast access to imaging studies from virtually any location, workstation or modality.“From a physician reading perspective, Exa helps me read faster than I did with my old system because I no longer have to wait for a case to load. That’s a significant improvement,” said Michael Paley, M.D., chief radiologist and founder/owner of Network Radiology. “For teleradiology, the worklist is infinitely customizable and the viewer is fully functional with a comprehensive set of image manipulation and measurement tools.”For teleradiology, each of Paley’s clients are configured in the Exa system so that all studies are sent to Network Radiology’s Exa PACS (picture archiving and communication system) and an HL-7 interface automatically delivers the completed radiology reports to the clients’ own PACS. It is common in teleradiology for a sending facility to transmit a single exam that has multiple procedure codes within. This presents a problem in that radiologist reporting will typically show only one billable exam, since there usually is not any RIS (radiology information system) interface for teleradiology clients. But with Exa’s Contract Fee Management feature, Network Radiology tracks volume and studies by CPT code and site to capture all billable services, including comprehensive imaging exams that may have multiple billing codes. Thanks to Exa’s Universal Viewer, radiologists can read from nearly any workstation, which further enhances clinical efficiency report turnaround times. With the web-based system, there is no downloading of software, images or patient data, further simplifying the setup of a new radiologist or workstation.For the imaging center, Exa’s Referring Physician and Patient Portals were a key factor in Paley’s decision to select Konica Minolta’s Exa PACS/RIS. “Our referring physicians love the ability to log in and look at their studies and reports in real time,” said Paley. “The portal is a great marketing tool for us; once our referrers use it, it helps solidify our relationship with them.”Paley has also seen a big improvement in productivity, not just for radiology reading but also for the office staff. Reports are no longer manually faxed since the system automatically faxes and/or emails completed reports. Patient data is seamlessly transferred from scheduling to the worklist, reducing manual data-entry errors and enhancing technologists’ efficiency.For more information: www.konicaminolta.com/medicalusa FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Related Contentlast_img read more

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