DHT CoCEOs We Are Neither For nor Against Scrubbers

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: DHT Holdings DHT Holdings plans to fit exhaust gas cleaning systems on two thirds of its very large crude carriers to comply with the impending 2020 sulphur cap.The retrofit program covers 16 ships built between 2004 and 2012, which stand to gain the greatest economic benefits. Additionally, the two newbuildings delivered from Hyundai Heavy Industries this year had scrubbers installed, taking the total to 18 out of 27 ships with scrubbers, the letter disclosed.“As we have stated, we are neither for nor against scrubbers, but deem it our responsibility to position DHT as best as we can ahead of the implementation of the new regulations. We believe scrubbers to be an economical way to comply with the new regulations and want with this communication to share some important details in our scrubber program,” the company’s Co-CEOs Trygve P. Munthe and Svein Moxnes Harfjeld, said in a letter to shareholders.According to Harfjeld, once fitted with scrubbers, the ships are expected create a super-profit through their ability to consume regular heavy fuel oil versus compliant fuels that will be much more expensive.Fifteen of the scrubbers that will be installed will be able to clean the sulphur content in the exhaust gas down to 0.1%, enabling these ships to operate with scrubbers within emission control areas (ECA) and ports, where permitted.“Secondly, we configured our fuel tank lay-out allowing us to carry various grades of fuels facilitating the flexibility to consume compliant fuels with 0.5% or less sulphur content when in emission control areas and in ports that does not permit scrubbers. We have elected this configuration in anticipation of countries implementing stricter rules related to use of scrubbers when ships operate in their respective near seas and ports,” the letter further reads.In September, DHT obtained funds needed for its scrubber retrofit project encompassing twelve of the company’s VLCCs. DHT contracted Swedish company Alfa Laval for the supply of scrubbers and secured shipyard capacity to install all systems within 2019, making them ready for IMO’s 2020 sulphur cap.A month later, DHT entered into agreement to install scrubbers on four additional VLCCs, which will also be installed on ships during 2019.Also in October, DHT took delivery of the 319,000 dwt DHT Mustang, the second of its two VLCC newbuildings from HHI. The first newbuilding, DHT Bronco, was handed over to DHT in July.“We like our current position. With the last newbuilding delivered in October in time for the current market upturn, we now have all ships in the water earning money. Following our financing efforts this year, we have no significant debt maturities until 3Q 2021. We are focused and we work hard to create value to your shareholding by pursuing what we expect to be a rewarding business plan,” the letter reads.last_img read more

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H1N1 Human Swine Influenza Update May 12

first_imgCases of H1N1 (human swine influenza) continue to be reported in Nova Scotia. Seven additional cases were confirmed today, May 12. The seven cases are located within the Capital District Health Authority. One is linked to the original cluster in Windsor, and six are still under investigation. Of the new cases, two started having symptoms within the last seven days. The remaining five were identified either during re-tests for the original samples or the testing of an additional sample as part of standard lab practice. All cases are mild, and those affected are recovered or recovering. People are reminded that the best way to stay healthy is to take preventative action. That means washing hands thoroughly and often, coughing or sneezing into sleeves, and frequently cleaning and disinfecting common surfaces and items such as doorknobs and counters. If people have influenza-like symptoms and have been in contact with a person who has been diagnosed with H1N1, they should stay home for seven days from the start of symptoms and minimize contact with family members as much as possible. If symptoms worsen, they should visit their physician or a walk-in clinic. It is important for Nova Scotians to understand that it is safe to go to work and school, participate in school activities and to socialize, if they do not have influenza-like symptoms. The total number of cases reported in Nova Scotia since the outbreak began on April 26 is now 64. A toll-free information line is operational from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., daily. The number is 1-888-451-4222. For more information on H1N1 (human swine influenza), visit www.gov.ns.ca . -30-last_img read more

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MakeAWish And ESPN Highlight Inspiring Wishes

first_imgAthletes need more than talent to reach the top. They also need perseverance and courage – just like Make-A-Wish kids.You can see, then, why so many wish kids look up to world-class athletes as their roles models.This year, ESPN SportCenter has been giving you an insider’s view of Make-A-Wish kids who meet their favorite athletes. Between Sunday, July 19 and Thursday, July 23, SportsCenter has been highlighting one inspiring wish a day. Viewers have experienced five unique wishes that feature the following wish granters: the San Francisco 49ers, Olympic gold -medalist Michael Phelps, WWE Superstar John Cena, the Pittsburgh Pirates’ Andrew McCutchen, and Minnesota Lynx player Maya Moore.SportsCenter will air a one-hour “My Wish” special on Thursday, July 23 with highlights from all five wishes. Viewers can tune into a special showcase on Saturday, July 25. Each story may also be viewed at ESPN.com following its original air date.Make-A-Wish extends its thanks to Disney and ESPN for their support of this year’s “My Wish” series, and for their help in creating these incredible wish experiences and sharing them with the world. Beyond assisting with this year’s series, Disney – which owns ESPN – has been a steadfast friend of Make-A-Wish for 35 years and has helped the organization grant nearly 100,000 Disney-related wishes, including the first official wish in 1980.Source:wish.orglast_img read more

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ASPCA Young Friends Benefit To Take Place Next Week

first_imgThe ASPCA Young Friends Benefit will take place on Thursday, October 15.The Young Friends Benefit is a cornerstone of the ASPCA’s fundraising efforts to directly impact the lives of homeless, abused and neglected animals across the country. This highly publicized event attracts more than 500 passionate and upwardly mobile young professionals including philanthropists, industry leaders, newsmakers and animal lovers.The event will be hosted by Sutton Foster and Irina Shayk; guests who will walk the orange carpet with adoptables will include Lance Bass, Natalia Beber, Georgina Bloomberg, Sierra Boggess, Melissa Bolona, Lo Bosworth, Tituss Burgess, Hailey Clauson, Kimoko Glenn, Wes Gordon, Jackie Miranne, Adrienne Moore, Orfeh, Alicia Quarles, Allie Rizzo, Christian Siriano, Jessica Springsteen and many more.The event will feature dancing, a silent auction, artwork by Baron Von Fancy and music by May Kwok. Sponsors include kate spade new york, Suvretta Capital Management, UBER, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Aviation American Gin, Dear Liza’s Custom Cookies & Desserts and Foto Fwd.Thursday, October 157:30PM: Red Carpet ArrivalsWHERE: IAC Building 555 W 18th St (between 10th Avenue and the West Side Highway) New York, NY 10011last_img read more

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UN Childrens Fund reports favourable progress in Afghanistan

Congratulating partners in government, non-government organizations, fellow UN agencies and local communities for making such progress possible, the UNICEF Representative in Afghanistan, Sharad Sapra, also noted that more than 700,000 women had received life-saving tetanus vaccinations.Two new centres of excellence in maternal health had been opened in Kabul, the capital, and Jalalabad, in the east, and 4 million children, including 1.2 million girls, had returned to school, restoring the boy-to-girl ratio to what it was before the Taliban took power and banned the schooling of girls, Mr. Sapra said in a statement released in Kabul.“That means a seven-year education deficit has been wiped out in just 24 months,” he added, noting that 50,000 primary school teachers had also been trained.Reassuring the Afghan people of UNICEF’s long-term commitment to the reconstruction process, Mr. Sapra declared: “UNICEF never left Afghanistan over the last five decades. Even in the darkest hours, our Afghan staff continued to deliver vital services for children and women.”But he added that it was crucial Afghanistan did not slip from the donors’ radar screens among all the other global issues attracting international attention. “If it does, then the world will have failed the very women and children that it promised never to forget just two years ago.” read more

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Asias polioendemic countries on track to eliminate disease this year – UN

In 2004, polio cases in Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan were slashed by 45 per cent, their health ministers and senior officials announced today at a meeting at World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters in Geneva.Similar momentum in 2005, with repeated immunization campaigns, should put an end to transmission in this particularly crowded corner of the world, which has proven a challenge to the global eradication of a potentially deadly disease that once paralyzed hundreds of thousands of children worldwide each year.Today’s meeting was the one-year follow-up to the Geneva Declaration on the Eradication of Poliomyelitis, a 2004 pledge by the six remaining polio-endemic countries to intensify their activities, with some officials hoping to eradicate the disease within 12 months.But the campaign suffered a setback in Africa, home to three of the six countries – Egypt, Niger and Nigeria – when various Nigerian states suspended immunization in 2003 over concerns by public figures about the safety of the oral vaccine, including rumours that it was contaminated by the HIV virus or that it could sterilize young girls.The suspension was later lifted but not before the disease spread to re-infect 10 other previously polio-free African countries.In Geneva today, the Asian officials hammered out a plan for 2005 that involves massive and repeated polio immunization campaigns in the few remaining affected districts of these countries. The emphasis will be on reaching children in communities traditionally under-served by health services.Similar action last year paid off in shrinking the geographic footprint of the poliovirus and in cutting numbers of affected children. Total cases in the region have dropped to 186 last year from 336 in 2003, while surveillance in the key districts is twice as sensitive. Vast areas of each country reported no polio last year.During the 2004 immunization campaigns in the three countries 210 million children were given 1.5 billion doses of vaccine. read more

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Ohio State mens soccer team struggles to score in seasonopening draws

Then-junior midfielder Yianni Sarris dribbles during a game against Cleveland State Oct. 27. OSU won, 1-0.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorIf early season matchups are any indication, offense and discipline might be a point of concern for the Ohio State men’s soccer team.OSU started its regular season with two games as part of the Bert and Iris Wolstein Classic this weekend and tied both games while scoring two total goals on top of being shown a total of two yellow cards and one red card. OSU’s opponents were issued a total of eight yellow cards and one red card between the two games.The Buckeyes (0-0-2) battled the University of California-Davis to a scoreless draw in double overtime Friday night, before having almost the same result — albeit with a total of four goals — against Butler University on a rain-soaked Sunday afternoon, resulting in a 2-2 tie.The first half of the Sunday matchup against Butler (1-0-1) ended with OSU failing to register a shot on goal as the two teams entered the half scoreless.The second half, on the other hand, was much more explosive.A frantic stretch began at about the 65th minute, when OSU junior defender Kyle Culbertson dove into the leg of Butler’s junior midfielder Vincent Mitchell. As Mitchell was lying on the ground, Culbertson was issued a red card, knocking OSU down to 10 men for the remainder of the game.Less than a minute later, despite being short-handed, sophomore forward Danny Jensen fought around with the ball in front of the net surrounded by three Butler defenders. His maneuvers were enough to draw a foul, and the referee whistled for a penalty kick.Buckeye junior midfielder Liam Doyle took the kick, and OSU saw a tally on the scoreboard for the first time.Doyle said being able to get that first goal — both of his OSU career and the team’s season — was a big relief and allowed the offense to press the issue less.That lead, however, disappeared before the offense had time to relax.The Bulldogs tied the game just 17 seconds later, when OSU senior goalie Alex Ivanov mishandled a shot from junior forward Jeff Adkins.The shot was hit straight at Ivanov, but the wet conditions appeared to make him fumble it and it rolled past the goal line.“(That goal) is just a blur to me, I try to block that out after it happened,” sophomore defender Tyler Kidwell, who was named to the Classic’s all-tournament team alongside Doyle, said. “I think the ball just got deflected, and somehow snuck in between the pipes. It was unfortunate.”Butler grabbed the lead at about the 74th minute when a connection between preseason All-Big East selections David Goldsmith and Zach Steinberger enabled Goldsmith to launch a shot past Ivanov.But, borrowing Butler’s strategy of answering a goal immediately, the Buckeyes scored less than a minute later. A scramble in front of the Butler net allowed senior midfielder Yianni Sarris to dribble a shot that crept over the line.“I’m extremely happy with our team,” coach John Bluem said. “A man down, we scored twice.”The lineups became even again during the 82nd minute, when Mitchell tackled OSU sophomore forward Christian Soldat with both feet, earning a red card. Soldat was down initially, but rose to his feet within seconds and did not leave the game.No more opportunities came in regulation, and the game again headed to overtime. The offensive opportunities regressed to first-half levels in the 20 minutes of overtime, and OSU had their second-consecutive draw to open the season.“(Butler is) a very, very good team,” Bluem said. “When you get to the end of the season and we look back on this result, I think that we’ll be pretty happy to come away with a 2-2 draw.”The Buckeyes’ season opener on Friday saw yellow cards outnumber total shots on goal seven to six between the two teams.“The game got a little bit chippy, I think, right from the very beginning,” Bluem said. “There (were) some hard challenges right away, so I think both teams got after it a little bit.”Both teams struggled for scoring opportunities in the game as UC-Davis totaled just three shots on goal while the Buckeyes had three shots on goal of their own on 21 total shots.“I think (the offense struggling) was something where, we were doing the right things, it just wasn’t — the final ball or that final pass wasn’t unlocking the defense,” junior midfielder Zach Mason said. “I think we had the right idea. It was just that execution of that final pass, that critical pass.”A scoreless opener was certainly not what Bluem was hoping to see after he said the majority of the offseason was focused on improving the offense. The Buckeyes were shut out nine times in 17 regular season games in 2013.However, Bluem said he wasn’t unhappy with the effort and chances his team created.“It’s a positive result. I think our guys feel like we should’ve won the game,” Bluem said. “Statistically, we dominated the game, dominated possession, corner kicks, shots, and the only thing we didn’t do is score.”The Buckeyes’ next games are set for Friday and Sunday in Wilmington, N.C., against the University of North Carolina-Wilmington and Elon, respectively, before returning home to face Northwestern on Sept. 14. read more

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EHF EURO 2014 WEEK – TOP 10 MOMENTS Magic moments crisis last

ehf euro 2014 qualificationEuropean handballIcelandersIcelandic handballsigurdssonValero RiveraVeselin Vukovic Another EHF WEEK is behind us with many interesting matches, surprising winners and unexpected losers. Spain, France and Iceland booked already their tickets for Denmark, so June will use to make some squad chances and test younger players. Still 12 places are open for the Men’s EHF EURO 2014…Handball-Planet.com presents TOP 10 moments of previous week:1. „SERBIAN CRISIS“ – VUKOVIC LOST CONTROL ON SILVER „EAGLES“With only a point from two matches against Austria, silver medalist from EHF EURO 2012, Serbia is in danger to miss VISA for Denmark. Veselin Vukovic is in serious trouble, „Eagles“ have to win in Russia, if Serbia won’t to miss the first big event since 2008…2. „AIR ICELANDIC“ WITH 22 GOALS SMASH WCH 2013 FOURTH TEAMGudjon Valur Sigurdsson was absolutely person No.1 last week. He scored 22 goals in two victories over Slovenia and almost secured place for Iceland at EHF EURO 2014…3. VALERO „LAST DANCE“ ON +19Valero Rivera was the last time on the Spanish bench in clashes with Macedonia. Two easy wins, clear domination, everything what is expected from the World Champion. He is leaving great team which was built during his era…4. ICELANDIC „MAGIC MOMENTS“ ON AUSTRIAN BENCH AGAINAfter Dagur Sigurdsson, new „magic moments“ in Austria making Patrekur Johanesson. Icelandic coaches are brilliant…5. BIEGLER’S POLAND STILL „FAR AWAY“ FROM „MEDAL TEAM“Michael Biegler didn’t make revolutionary things on the Polish coach so far. After only average WCH 2013 in Spain, Poland missed to win the first place in the Group after two matches with Sweden. Some new players are in the team, but even it is early to say that, TOP quality results of Polish team in the upcoming years aren’t guaranteed…6. 15.000 FANS CHEERS WITH THE „COWBOYS“Croatian handball team – that’s the story. Ten years among the best, „Cowboys“ played in „Zagreb Arena“ in front of 15.000 fans against Hungary after four years – WCH Final 2009 with France.7. SWISS AGONY „GEHT WEITER“Despite solid results of Swiss team on international stage, National team is still far away from serious candidate for some big event. Goran Perkovac and his guys will probably finish last in group with Portugal and Macedonia. Did you expect that?8. HEUBERGER WINS DESPITE „1:1“ WITH CZECH REPUBLICGermany and Czech Republic used the advantage of home court and took important points, but German NT coach has to be satisfied, because victory over Montenegro will take „the biggest handball nation“ to Denmark.9. ISRAELI 120 QUALITY MINUTESIsrael shows great step forward with new coach Dragan Djukic. Victory in Rishon and „bad luck“ in Podgorica against Montenegro are big achievement…10. HUNGARIAN WIN AFTER FIVE YEARSFive years without an victory over Croatia is now only historical folder for Hungarian NT. Mocsai’s guys deserved tough victory in Veszprem over rival, who wasn’t so generous in the recent matches… ← Previous Story Carsten Lichtlein to VfL Gummersbach! Next Story → “Son of Gorenje” – Marko Ostir goes home read more

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The inevitable stages of Trivial Pursuit rage

first_img1. “This is a great idea!”You’ve had your second turkey dinner in as many days, there was enough Vienetta left for everyone to have a bit, and now you’re going to sit down to a nice family game of Trivial Pursuit in front of the fire.Lovely. Source: Claus Rebler/Flickr2. “But I WANTED to be Blue!”You’ve now been with your family for 48 hours. Being the ‘blue one’ is your last gasp attempt at some kind of autonomy.Instead, your sister got to be blue. The injustice! Source: Jon/Flickr3. “GERMANY AND WEST GERMANY ARE BOTH ACCEPTABLE ANSWERS!”Before long, the quibbling begins. Hours and hours of quibbling. Source: Imgur4. “How the F**K am I supposed to know that?”Rage at the massive gaps in your knowledge starts to spill over. Source: Imgur5. “They’re called CHEESES you dope!”A squabble breaks out over what the triangular pieces are called. 6. “I’M NOT CRYING”You are crying. You are. Just go with it. Source: Jacobsms/Flickr/ via DailyEdge.ie7. “How are you supposed to get the the f**king centre? HOW?”The frustration at never, ever being able to throw the number you need on the dice begins to wear you down. Source: Flickr/mstearne8. “I’m not playing anymore”Inevitable. Source: Imgur11 signs you’ve already spent too much time with your family>7 Irish people who lost the ‘Bridesmaids v The Dark Knight’ battle last night>last_img read more

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The Mayor of Paris has declared war on rats

first_img Source: Shutterstock/Gallinago_mediaTHE MAYOR OF Paris says the city will spend €1.5 million to rid the French capital of rats and install more public ashtrays to clean up the city’s streets.In an interview with Journal du Dimanche, Mayor Anne Hidalgo unveiled a 10-point plan aimed at making cleanliness a “priority”.The measures include increasing the number of sanitation workers and health inspectors, expanding the hours for garbage pickup, and urging restaurants and buildings to provide more ashtrays at entrances and exit points.Municipal workers collect more than 150 tonnes of cigarette butts every year in Paris.“We already allot €500 million a year for cleanliness and waste management… and the situation has improved,” she said. “But it is clear that Paris is not yet perfectly clean.”I want to speed up, increase efforts. It is a top priority. In a civilised city, cleanliness must be everybody’s responsibility,” she said, calling for a change in the mindsets and habits of residents. http://jrnl.ie/3285117 26,989 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 22 Comments Friday 17 Mar 2017, 7:00 PM By AFPcenter_img The Mayor of Paris has declared war on rats Anne Hidalgo has budgeted €1.5 million to do away with the French capital’s rodent population. In Tokyo, everything is clean and yet there are no dustbins because people wait to get home before throwing their waste. Anne Hidalgo Source: Christophe EnaParis had come under fire in December for allegedly dragging its feet before it launched what has been dubbed its “war on rats”.Most of the criticism was centred on Hidalgo and the city’s environmental health services chief.The city’s failure to keep the streets clean was also a major sticking point for residents, as a scathing commentary at the time in the conservative daily Le Figaro targeting the eco-friendly mayor revealed.“New in the Parisian cityscape: filthy streets because of the total and persistent disarray in the cleaning services,” wrote author and politician Serge Federbusch, describing the situation as “Hidalchaos”.In announcing the €1.5 million anti-rodent campaign, Hidalgo said the city would buy new traps for the rats and surround some of the city’s 30,000 rubbish bins with wooden or Plexiglass bases.The bins are currently lined with flimsy plastic bags designed to avert terror attacks by making it harder to hide explosives in them.The Republican group on the Council of Paris however scoffed at Hidalgo’s measures.“Anne Hidalgo is attempting to short-circuit her opposition by announcing as of now certain placebo measures, but there is absolutely nothing new,” said the group.The Republicans said an investigative commission will begin to study the city’s cleanliness problem in May, suggesting that only then can the city come up with the right policies to “know how to remake Paris” into “a clean city”.The Journal du Dimanche said cleanliness “is the city management’s weak point”.© – AFP, 2017Read: Mum appears in court over alleged ‘fake kidnap’ of baby that caused manhunt across South AfricaRead: “I’m f***ed, there’s no way out” – Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery Short URL Share Tweet Email1 Mar 17th 2017, 7:00 PM last_img read more

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God of War Gets New Game Plus on August 20

first_img Hands-On: ‘Stranded Sails’ Is a Relaxing Farm Sim AdventureHere’s an Hour of Incomprehensible ‘Death Stranding’ Gameplay God of War is a fantastic game but it doesn’t really offer much for players to do once they’ve gathered every collectible, completed all side quests, and found the best armor pieces. Sony’s Santa Monica Studio is giving players a great reason to replay the PS4 exclusive when it launches New Game Plus. Releasing on August 20, this mode not only allows users to replay the campaign with most of their current gear, but it also introduces new options to make the experience feel fresh again. Best of all, the update is completely free.As posted over on the PlayStation Blog, New Game Plus lets Kratos and Atreus keep their previous armors, enchantments, talismans, resources, and abilities. Enemies will be more difficult and some will even have new attacks and patterns. There is a new rarity level for equipment. With “Skap Slag,” players can upgrade their armor and weapons even further. Players can also expect new customization options for their armor sets and enchantments. Lastly, users can now skip all of the in-game cinematics in normal and New Game Plus after they’ve beaten the game once.One thing the blog post doesn’t bring up is whether or not all weapons carry over to NG+. Having certain weapons earlier would actually break the game’s story and gameplay to an extent. I’m sure some weapons and abilities will be reserved specifically for when players are supposed to unlock them. But perhaps NG+ will allow players to bypass or quickly get through entire sections with equipment and skills they shouldn’t have. It’s hard to tell at this point so I guess we’ll have to wait and see.Will New Game Plus make you revisit God of War? I’m definitely looking forward to joining Kratos and Atreus again. Maybe I can finally take down those pesky Valkyries with some upgraded armor. Stay on targetcenter_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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Mauro Ranallo not expected to return to WWE according to new report

first_img April 10, 2017 at 12:56 pm Comments are closed. I’m a few weeks back from there, but glad to know he’s back. Corino being gone to me was a big hit to ROH. Pinterest Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Brandon Tomblin Michael Strahan April 10, 2017 at 1:22 am Kinda saw this coming when he didnt appear for the 2nd week in a row. I wish him the best and hopefully he is healthy and in a better environment. Gerald Bocook April 9, 2017 at 3:59 pm First off I in no way condone JBL for bullying if it is actually true. Especially when he works with at risk teenagers in his real life. However, not every commentator is everybody’s cup of tea and that is me with Ranallo. He certainly brought a lot of excitement but I was not a huge fan of his pop culture references and I personally never clicked with his “Mamma Mia” cacthphrase. However, I understand I am speaking only for myself and a vast majority of the fans loved him so I understand the disappointment in him having to go over a situation like this. LAX officially bids farewell to Impact Wrestling, Reportedly turns down top money contracts TheCyberZon Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions April 9, 2017 at 10:20 am Videos Articles Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Steven Herrera You heard JR just signed a 2 year contract to come back to WWE? I wonder if that will mean he will ultimately have to leave New Japan and I wonder if that will mean it’s a matter of time before they have him at the table again. April 9, 2017 at 5:28 pm ROH World Champion Matt Taven’s contract set to expire at the end of September All Elite Wrestling announces the signing of WWE Hall of Famer Tully Blanchard Mat Thompson April 8, 2017 at 7:42 pm Damn, man. If this is true, then I think we all should tell WWE they did a real good job letting John O’Clock run out another fantastic talent from the company. Sure hope having a goose-stepping racist-ass redneck who just shouts and yells incorrect things into a microphone is a better look for your company than the best sports announcer of this generation. April 9, 2017 at 9:42 am Wayne Martin Say it ain’t so! Also a side from “handling it like a man” as you put there is a big difference from someone being a bit of a prick but still professional which is what most of us deal with to someone who all out bullies you. JBL has a history of this shit and the only thing the WWE seem to coast by on is that old line “Its the Wrestling Business” the only time ironically WWE ever acknowledge themselves as wrestling.My point being WWE has over the past decade quite aggressively promoted itself as modern professional entertainment producer of content the has the highest professional standards, in as much as they offered a job to arguably one of the most professional on air sports announcers to come along in a long while. This pro who has publicly spoken out on mental health issues that he has suffered with (already trying to break through something that is still seen as taboo to talk about).The point being any other professional organisation that had an employee who was being outright bullied by another employee (thats without taking into account the mental health issues) the employee being bullied would expect something to be done and if the company didn’t it would most likely find itself in a heap of trouble. WWE cannot go on with JBL and use the excuse “It’s the Wrestling Business” because as stated WWE don’t present themselves as such not to their corporate interests hell they dont even like to say Wrestling when describing wrestlers.WWE has never had much respect for the way things have always been done frequently dropping “traditions” of the business as and when it suited them, if they wish to present themselves as the wholly professional producer of entertainment that they currently do, then you cant have an employee who at this point is well known for bullying or hazing guys do those things. When JBL was doing his other ventures outside of WWE do you think he behaved in that manner? No because it would be deemed unprofessional of him, well he may not like it but in 2017 WWE isnt just the “wrestling business” anymore.All I can say is this whole situation smacks of a very unprofessional work place within WWE. April 9, 2017 at 2:09 am Google+ goddessroleplay It’s sad over the years how many people have revealed that JBL has bullied them and despite WWE being PG, sponsoring or partnering with Anti-Bullying programs, and not letting others go into business for themselves, WWE seems to always turn a blind eye to Bradshaw. They’ve done it in the past with big names (like HBK in his early days, and the Kliq in general) but I can’t figure out why they have with JBL. He contributes a little bit and was quite loyal to the company but so many others have contributed more and we’re more loyal and were shit on over and over – JR and King both come to mind. Anyway, there has to be a reason but I’m not sure we’ll ever hear what it is. Sad either way. April 8, 2017 at 8:59 pm Mat Thompson Smackdown Live commentator Mauro Ranallo is said to be not expected to return to WWE through the remainder of his contract with the company, according to a new report posted on Saturday by CBSSports.com. The article states that a source close to Ranallo believes he will not return, but the article did not get confirmation by WWE on if Ranallo will return or not. WWE had issued a statement to PWInsider.com on Saturday when asked about Ranallo’s current status with the company after Ranallo had removed all mentions of WWE on his social media accounts, stating that Ranallo’s WWE contract expires on August 12. Ranallo has not appeared on WWE TV in over a month and missed Wrestlemania 33 due to a bout of depression, with Ranallo having dealt with bipolar disorder and depression throughout his life. Its been alleged by MMA commentator Bas Rutten, who Ranallo does a weekly MMA podcast with, that Ranallo’s recent bout of depression stemmed from comments made against Ranallo on and off camera by fellow Smackdown Live commentator JBL. Ranallo will be returning to commentary tonight for Showtime’s Championship Boxing series and has begun promoting future MMA and boxing commentary gigs on his Twitter. Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipBellator Broadcast Team Adds Jay GlazerVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:50/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 35.33%0:04Remaining Time -0:46 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 I thought Kevin Kelly was gone now from ROH. The last stuff I watched he was out and some new guy was there. Corino left, then I thought Kelly followed suit, but I am a few weeks behind. Now Playing Up Next Colby Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It diggs April 9, 2017 at 9:45 am #FireJBL Facebook Bellator Broadcast Team Adds Jay Glazer April 10, 2017 at 1:20 am Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next 17 COMMENTS Now Playing Up Next April 8, 2017 at 9:25 pm The majority of talent that goes into that company, always leaves on bad terms. April 9, 2017 at 10:09 pm Now Playing Up Next I had a feeling Ranallo was making a BIG DAMN mistake going to work for WWE. I thought Vince would be his undoing, screaming into his earpiece, telling him to parrot his crap rather than letting Mauro be himself. Turns out that the Bill DeMott of the announce table, Just-a Boring Lame-ass (JBL) bullied another stand up guy out of the evil empire.So now what? I’m really enjoying J.R. & Josh Barnett doing commentary for New Japan on AXS TV. Great as Ranallo was there, he tended to dominate the commentary while Barnett hardly was able to get a word in edgewise. J.R. lets Barnett have more of a say and they have a much better give & take talking about company history & doing play-by-play. Maybe ROH can hire him? Mauro & Kevin Kelly would make a great commentary team plus it would really raise ROH’s profile to have him there. TheCyberZon Rob 27dap I did not know that. Damn, I’ll really miss J.R. & Barnett doing commentary for New Japan on AXS TV. Well, I guess Mauro Ranallo has his old job waiting for him then. Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR April 9, 2017 at 12:00 pm Incase you didn’t read the article (probably didn’t), Mauro has mental health issues that prevent him from “handling it like a grown man” April 10, 2017 at 2:21 am Zach Steven Whitlow J™ Twitter TheCyberZon Hope he will come back. I really like his commentary…The rest of the guys are always quarreling like little girls Colby April 8, 2017 at 10:31 pm Kevin Murphy I thought Kevin Kelly was gone too but he was there with some other guy for the last 2 shows I watched. The most recent one was where The Briscoes & Bully Ray beat the Kingdom with Silas Young for the 6 man tag team titles. I just figured Kelly reconsidered & went back. WhatsApp I may be the minority here, but I don’t see why JBL being a dick should result in Mauro just up and basically quitting his job because someone was being mean to him. A lot of people are mistreated in the workplace by higher ups and they suck it up and move on. JBL shouldn’t act like a dick, but Mauro should be able to handle it like a grown man. Oh well. I was never a big fan of his commentary anyway and I hope JR takes his place. April 10, 2017 at 6:31 pmlast_img read more

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Royal Caribbeans Symphony of the Seas docks at PortMiami

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – The world’s largest cruise ship has arrived at PortMiami and is set to sail.The Symphony of the Seas was greeted by a water cannon salute, courtesy of a Miami-Dade Fire Rescue fire boat.It arrived early Friday morning and will be housed in the new Royal Caribbean terminal.The Symphony of the Seas has 25 pools, various on-board activities and plenty of entertainment.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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2 workers die falling off building at DU

first_imgTwo construction workers died reportedly after falling off an under-construction building at Jagannath Hall on Dhaka University (DU) campus on Saturday, reports UNB.The deceased are Maidul Islam, 26, of Pabna and Shopon Mia, 24, of Rangpur district.Jagannath Hall provost professor Asim Sarkar said, “The incident occurred when the workers were working on the top floor of Santosh Chandra Bhattacharya Bhaban. Unfortunately, they fell from there around 4 pm.”Later, they were rushed to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) where physicians declared them dead.last_img read more

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Houses of worship are not just for worship anymore

first_img By: Gregg Brekke Share This! Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,(RNS) — When First Congregational Church of Bellingham built a new sanctuary in the mid-2000s, it wanted to be sure the facility would be used all week long and not just on Sunday.So along with worship space, the Washington state congregation’s plans included a ground-level space with a separate entrance that could be used by an outside ministry or nonprofit.Finding the right partner took some time. The building was finished in 2004, and, for more than a decade, the extra space was used as storage.Then last month, the church dedicated The Ground Floor, a custom-built drop-in center for homeless youth, run in partnership with Northwest Youth Services, a local nonprofit.“It felt like a hand-in-glove fit, that this was an organization we could work with,” said Sharon A. Benton, pastor of First Congregational.While many churches engage in mission activities “beyond the walls” of their buildings, others are finding innovative ways to use their facilities to serve others and extend their mission in existing properties.Some congregations see rental agreements as a way to make use of underutilized spaces or to augment declining church budgets, allowing the worshiping community to stay in a facility it could not otherwise afford. Others have long-standing arrangements to incorporate profit-making and not-for-profit businesses, such as child care centers, into their physical plant.Other faith communities want to support organizations that fulfill or extend the mission of the church.First Congregational needed more space for church programs and worship attendance when it built its current sanctuary. It was also concerned about its mission, said Benton.“The congregation knew it wouldn’t be able to do anything with the basement at that time,” she said. “But it was already having conversations about what it would do for mission in the community.”At first, the ground floor space was used to store furniture and home goods for a local agency providing assistance to low-income people moving into their first home or apartment. It was an important ministry but wasn’t fulfilling the church’s intent for the building.First Congregational Church of Bellingham lead pastor Sharon A. Benton speaks at the grand opening of the Ground Floor day center. (Photo by Gregg Brekke)In 2015 the church called Benton as its lead pastor. One of her first jobs was finding a partner for the ground-level space.“The congregation knew it wanted to do something around homelessness because that’s a long-time passion,” said Benton. “But in getting to know the congregation, I realized that it is predominantly made up of educators who have a passion for young people. We are also very passionate about being open and affirming to GLBTQ folk because there are fewer congregations that are open (in our area).”The congregation sent members to interview homeless youth and volunteer with existing agencies and eventually decided to partner with Northwest Youth Services.Members of the church worked with Northwest Youth Services and an architect to design the space, and First Congregational raised the funds to complete the construction.“To see the thought that has gone into this space, in just the smallest of details, it’s well laid out,” said Emerson McCuin, Ground Floor coordinator. “I can tell that our agency had a lot of input as to what our youth are needing, and the church was open to that.”Northwest Youth Services supports the programming of The Ground Floor — including a director, social workers, counselors, housing managers, support staff and utilities — while the church provides and maintains the facility at no cost to the agency.The Ground Floor celebrated its grand opening Feb. 10, attended by church members, community supporters, neighbors and the city’s mayor. The center has hosted more than 20 unique youth each week since it opened, with a use permit and staff capacity to accommodate 30 young people at a time. From 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. weekdays, youth have access to counseling, job and housing services, computers, wi-fi, a kitchen, a clothing pantry, laundry machines, showers and nap rooms in addition to communal gathering space.David Weasley, the church’s pastor for youth, young adults and mission, volunteered at the site of the previous day center for eight months. He said that hosting the drop-in center will help the congregation better understand its community.“My hope is that the congregation will continue to claim this as one of the really important community issues that we are watching,” he said. “And then to find ways to step into roles as advocates, as leaders, as learners on these topics, on these conversations.”Linda Allen and Scott Slaba tour the free clothing closet located in the Ground Floor’s space at First Congregational Church of Bellingham. (Photo by Gregg Brekke)One of the most prevalent community ministry extensions in the country is recovery programming. More than a third of the nearly 62,000 Alcoholics Anonymous groups in the U.S. meet in houses of worship. A key tenet of A.A. is that individual groups are self-supporting, requiring that they pay a fair sum for use of facilities where they meet. The faith-based Celebrate Recovery program, with approximately 35,000 worldwide groups, is hosted exclusively by churches.A Celebrate Recovery group has met at Peace Baptist Church in Decatur, Ga., since 2001. Ministry Coordinator Judi Arnold-Grant is a long-time member of the group who sees the connection between the church and the surrounding neighborhood as an integral component of the ministry.“The ministry is there for the community,” she said of the group that meets to help people work through “hurts, hang-ups and habits.”In Little Rock, Ark., Mosaic Church and its pastor Mark DeYmaz have been using their building to expand its ministry to the community for years.The multiethnic, economically diverse church started in 2001 in an “under-resourced, underserved” community, said DeYmaz. It uses a parish model to focus its justice and compassion efforts on serving the 32,000 residents of the 72204 zip code surrounding the church.Their building — a 100,000-square-foot former K-Mart they moved into in 2016 — is home to Vine and Village, an umbrella nonprofit that oversees a number of ministries, including the Orchard, the largest food distribution center in Little Rock. It also hosts the Evangelical Alliance for Immigration Services, a family-based immigration service, which started in 2005 and has since helped nearly 8,000 people complete their legal cases at or below cost.In addition to the Orchard and EAIS immigration counseling services, Vine and Village also includes a post-foster care program for young adults, the mobile Fresh2You food market, a program for teen mothers of preschoolers, and others. Ministries are responsible for their operating costs and shared services expenses.Several commercial enterprises also rent space from the church using a model DeYmaz calls “benevolent ownership,” in which the church charges below market rate to companies that want to provide needed services in the community.A suburban health club is leasing half the building, providing the first full-service fitness center in the ZIP code and creating 20 jobs. A coffee shop is scheduled to open soon. For the reduced rents being charged, DeYmaz expects these companies to offer lower prices to neighborhood residents.“If we were to keep giving away space, we wouldn’t be here in 10 years,” said DeYmaz, author of Disruption: Repurposing the Church to Redeem the Community. “But we’re going to charge these businesses lower rent and ask them to charge lower prices on their products than they do downtown because our community can’t afford them.”It’s a model he hopes will grow. He’s training other faith communities to pursue similarly innovative ministry along with issue advocacy through Mosaix, a network of multiethnic churches.“I don’t tell churches, ‘hey, start a separate nonprofit,’ and then they go, ‘where’s your nonprofit?’ and then say, ‘oh, it’s like five miles from here,’” he said. “The idea is to start where you’re at.” Tagschurch buildings church outreach program food pantries homelessness homepage featured Mark DeYmaz Mosaic Church Mosaix network,You may also like By: Gregg Brekke Photos of the Week August 30, 2019 Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Nun in South Sudan honored for protecting education for girls Gregg Brekke News • Photos of the Week Instagram apostasy stirs controversy over Christian ‘influencers’ August 30, 2019 News Catholicism Share This! Share This! 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Snapchat Adds Texting VideoChat Capabilities

first_img Register Now » May 1, 2014 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 1 min readcenter_img In order to stake a greater claim within the scorching mobile messaging space, Snapchat has announced the addition of two new features aimed to enrich its user experience beyond mere disappearing images.In an update called Chat, new abilities include ephemeral text messaging and video conversations, Snapchat announced today in a blog entry entitled, ‘Putting the Chat into Snapchat.’To text, users swipe right on a contact in order to start a conversation. Tapping on certain messages will save them, while the app automatically deletes everything else.Related: 5 Reasons Every Business Should be on SnapchatIn the midst of a conversation, if the other party also happens to be signed onto Snapchat, a camera button turns blue and video calling becomes automatically enabled.While holding down this blue button temporarily activates the camera, letting go instantly turns it off. Users can also switch between backward and forward-facing cameras by swiping from the bottom of their mobile screens to the top.See the new features in action below:Related: WhatsApp Co-Founder’s Reaction to Snapchat: ‘I Don’t Give a Sh-t About This’ Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globallast_img read more

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Bucking the Trend British Supercar Manufacturer McLaren Will Not Build an SUV

first_img 3 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Lamborghini has one. So does Porsche, Aston Martin and Maserati. Even Ferrari has confirmed they’ll be unveiling an SUV by 2020 the latest.It’s an easy-to-understand business decision, as sport utility vehicles continue to surge in popularity over small and midsize sedans in the US. As Jeff Schuster, senior vice president of forecasting at LMC Automotive, told CNBC, “We have SUVs eventually crossing the 50 percent threshold by themselves in the near future.”Lamborghini UrusImage credit: LamborghiniThere is one holdout, however. Mike Flewitt, CEO of British supercar manufacturer McLaren, recently told Top Gear that they will not be joining the pack and building an SUV.There’s more than enough SUVs in the world, and we don’t need another one. That’s sort of the flippant side. Effectively when we look at products — and we’re always looking at product concepts — is that there are three measures. One is around the brand, one is around the technology and the other is around the financials.So, the brand: an SUV is only going to dilute the McLaren brand. Our brand and heritage is motorsport and great drivers’ cars. SUVs are great, they have their place, but they’re not great drivers’ cars. They utterly dilute the driving experience so it makes no sense.Considering McLaren started as a championship racing team that decided to break into the supercar game in 1992 with their now-iconic F1, that makes sense. But there’s more to it.Related: 8 Best Dream Cars of 2018 for EntrepreneursMcLaren P1Image credit: McLaren AutomotiveAs an independent company, McLaren doesn’t share the resources enjoyed by brands like Lamborghini, Porsche and Bentley, all of which are all part of Volkswagen Auto Group. These companies can swap technology and spread development costs of new models amongst each other. “Nothing wrong with them,” Flewitt told Top Gear, “but we don’t have a technology set that suits an SUV, so we’d be starting from scratch.”Related: Why It Pays to Break the Rules at WorkHe also doesn’t believe that McLaren faithful would even be interested in an SUV. “The customers love what we do,” Flewitt claims.That may be true, who wouldn’t want to see what an SUV with scissor doors looks like?Image credit: McLaren Automotive September 5, 2018center_img Register Now » Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.last_img read more

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Two German divers drown at Gran Cenote Kalimba at Tulum

first_imgTulum, Q.R. — Two men have died after drowning in a Tulum cenote on Wednesday.The two men, both German, reportedly died from drowning in a Tulum cenote Wednesday. According to Lucio Salvador Argea of Protección Civil en Tulum, the two men drowned in Gran Cenote Kalimba.One of the deceased has been identified as 47-year-old German, while the second diver has been identified as Andreas N.Civil Protection says that on Wednesday afternoon, the two went to the Gran Cenote Kalimba and were expected to reappear around 3:00 p.m. When they did not surface, the manager of the centoe notified divers from a rescue team.Local cenote divers Johan Saksson, Kim Davidson and Jeff Clark conducted the search for the two missing men. Their bodies were found and the drowning deaths confirmed at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_img AAPM | July 29, 2019 VIDEO: Trends in Medical Physics at the AAPM 2019 meeting Mahadevappa Mahesh, Ph.D., chief of medical physicist and professor of radiology and medical physics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, and treasurer of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), explains some of the trends in medical physics and new features of the AAPM 2019 meeting. Watch the related VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care — Interview with AAPM President Cynthia McCollough, Ph.D., at the 2019 AAPM meeting. Radiation Oncology View all 91 items Conference Coverage View all 396 items Radiation Oncology | July 22, 2019 VIDEO: Use of a Fully Self-contained Brain Radiotherapy System Stephen Sorensen, Ph.D., DABR, chief of medical physics, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona, explains the first commercial use of the Zap-X stereotactic radio surgery (SRS) brain radiotherapy system. The system uses a capsule-like shield to surround the gantry and patient, eliminating the need for expensive room build outs requiring vaults. The goal of the system is to expand SRS brain therapy by making it easier and less expensive to acquire the treatment system. Sorensen spoke about this system in sessions at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | January 08, 2016 RSNA Technology Report 2015: MRI Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2015. Below is related MRI content:RSNA Technology Report 2015: Magnetic Resonance ImagingRecent Advances in MRI TechnologySoftware Advances in MRI TechnologyAdvances in Cardiac Imaging at RSNA 2016Recent Trends and Developments in Contrast MediaComparison Chart: MRI Wide Bore Systems (chart access will require a login, but is free and only takes a minute to register)Comparison Chart: MRI Contrast Agents(chart access will require a login, but is free and only takes a minute to register)Comparison Chart: Cardiovascular MRI Analysis Software(chart access will require a login, but is free and only takes a minute to register) Clinical Decision Support | June 29, 2017 VIDEO: Clinical Decision Support Requirements for Cardiac Imaging Rami Doukky, M.D., system chair, Division of Cardiology, professor of medicine, Cook County Health and Hospitals System, Chicago, discusses the new CMS requirements for clinical decision support (CDS) appropriate use criteria (AUC) documentation in cardiac imaging starting on Jan. 1, 2018. He spoke at the 2017 American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) Today meeting. Read the article “CMS to Require Appropriate Use Criteria Documentation for Medical Imaging Orders.” Digital Radiography (DR) | October 05, 2016 Agfa Highlights its DR Solutions Agfa highlights how its digital radiography (DR) systems capture analytics data to help improve management of the radiology department, show ROI on DR investments, and explains how its image processing software works.  Read the article “The Coming Push for DR.”  Watch the video “Technology Report: DR Systems.” Mammography | April 15, 2019 VIDEO: A Discussion on Proposed FDA Rules for Mammography Reporting Wendie Berg, M.D., Ph.D., FACR, chief scientific advisor to DenseBreast-info.org and professor of radiology at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine/Magee-Women’s Hospital of UPMC, spoke with ITN Editorial Director Melinda Taschetta-Millane about some of the proposed amendments to the language being used for mammography reporting and quality improvement.Read the article “FDA Proposes New Rules for Mammography Reporting and Quality Improvement” Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2019 meeting in July. The system was pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval at AHRA, but received FDA 510(k) clearance in early August 2019.The system features a 33-inch aperture, large enough to place a wheelchair inside. It can be rotated 90 degrees in either direction and the deck can be parked in any position, making it easier for patients to get on and off the 660-pound weight table. The FluoroSpeed X1 offers controls that are ergonomic for technologists, with duplicate controls on each side for either a left- or right-handed tech. The machine also has a large aperture to allow swallow studies.The FluoroSpeed X1 comes equipped with a 17 x 17-inch dynamic digital X-ray detector (FPD) in the table bucky, allowing it to both be used for fluoroscopy as well as radiographic exams.Read more about the FluoroSpeed X1:Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes Nate Bachman, graduate research assistant in the Human Cardiovascular Physiology Lab of the Dept. of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University, describes how he and fellow researchers used multiple types of cardiac imaging to evaluate the health of athletes who compete in endurance events lasting six hours or more, and what the results may suggest for future screening.Watch the VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019, an interview with AHRA President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Radiology Imaging View all 288 items Find more SCCT news and videos Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the name-sake of the Agatston score used in CT calcium scoring. He explains the history of the scoring system from the early 1990s and the evolution of CT technology for cardiac imaging. The latest American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 cholesterol guidelines now include the use of CT calcium scoring, which was a big topic at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. Related CT Calcium Scorining Content:VIDEO: New Cholesterol Guidelines Support CT Calcium Scoring for Risk Assessment — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D.CT Calcium Scoring Becoming a Key Risk Factor AssessmentACC and AHA Release Updated Cholesterol Guidelines for 2018VIDEO: CT Calcium Scoring to Screen For Who Should Take Statins — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D. Sponsored Videos View all 142 items Digital Radiography (DR) | October 05, 2016 Technology Report: Digital Radiography Systems Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of digital radiography (DR) advances at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2016 meeting. Read the article “The Coming Push for DR.”  Watch a technology report sidebar video on new DR Systems technology. Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Assist in Pediatric Imaging Sudhen Desai, M.D., FSIR, interventional radiologist at Texas Children’s Hospital, editor of IR Quarterly for the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) and on the Board of Directors for the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs, explained how artificial intelligence (AI) can assist in pediatric imaging and the pitfalls of training AI systems. He spoke at the 2019 Radiology AIMed conference. Deep learning algorithms require large amounts of patient case data to train the systems to read medical images automatically without human intervention. However, in pediatrics, there are often much lower numbers of normal and abnormal scans that can be used compared to vast amounts of adult exams available. This makes it difficult to train systems, so AI developers are coming up with innovative new ways to train their software. Compounding issues with training pediatric imaging AI is that the normal ranges change very quickly for young children due to their rapid development. He explained what is normal for a 2-year-old may not be normal for a 5-year-old.Desai and other pediatric physicians who spoke at the conference said AI could have a big impact on pediatric imaging where there are not enough specialists for the increasing image volumes. Information Technology View all 220 items Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., FACC, assistant professor of medicine and radiology, associate program director, advanced cardiac imaging fellowship, University of Utah, explains what radiologists and cardiologists need to know what is needed from CT imaging prior to ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation (AF) and ventricular fibrillation (VF). He spoke at a joint session of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the 2019 SCCT meeting.  Information Technology | April 17, 2019 itnTV “Conversations”: Creating an Interoperability Strategy With Intellispace Enterprise Edition as the foundation, Philips Healthcare is connecting facilities and service areas within enterprises, while developing standards-based interoperability that preserves customers’ investments and best of breed systems.  Artificial Intelligence | July 22, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Machine Learning to Automate Radiotherapy Treatment Planning Leigh Conroy, Ph.D., physics resident, University Health Network, Princess Margaret Cancer Center, Toronto, Canada, explains how her center is using machine learning to automate treatment plans. The center is one of the first to use the RayStation machine learning treatment planning system for radiation oncology. She spoke at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Artificial Intelligence | April 02, 2019 itnTV “Conversations:” What is Edison? At RSNA 2018, GE Healthcare formally presented Edison as the company’s new applications platform, designed to speed the delivery of precision care.  Related GE Edison Platform Content:VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence – GE Builds AI Applications on Edison PlatformGE Healthcare Unveils New Applications and Smart Devices Built on Edison Platform RSNA | April 03, 2019 VIDEO: Editor’s Choice of the Most Innovative New Technology at RSNA 2018 ITN Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the most interesting new medical imaging technologies displayed on the expo floor at the 2018 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting. The video includes new technologies for fetal ultrasound, CT, MRI, mobile DR X-ray, a new generation of fluoroscopy systems, MRI contrast mapping to better identify tumors, and a new technique to create moving X-ray images from standard DR imaging.Watch the related VIDEO: Editor’s Choice of the Most Innovative New Artificial Intelligence Technologies at RSNA 2018. This inlcudes a tour of some of the recently FDA-cleared AI technologies for medical imaging at RSNA 2018.  Sponsored Content | Videos | Quality Assurance (QA) | August 20, 2015 myQA – Unique Global QA Platform Radiation Therapy | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Creating a Low-cost Radiotherapy System for the Developing World Paul Liu, Ph.D., post-doctoral research associate, Image X Institute at the University of Sydney, Australia, explains how his center is working on a low-cost radiation therapy system for the developing world. The Nano-X system will use a fixed linac gantry and rotate the patient around the beam. This would lighten the weight of the system, reduce the need for room shielding, and cut the number iof moving parts to lower costs and ease maintanence. Liu spoke about the project in sessions at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Artificial Intelligence | April 17, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence in Radiology — Are We Doomed? At the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI)/American College of Radiology (ACR) 2019 Symposium, Rasu Shrestha, M.D., MBA, chief strategy officer for Atrium Health, discusses his new role with Atrium, the hype cycle of artificial intelligence (AI) and the key elements of getting AI in radiology — and in healthcare — right.Read the article “Atrium Health Debuts Amazon Alexa Skill to Help Patients Access Medical Care”Listen to the podcast Is Artificial Intelligence The Doom of Radiology?, a discussion with Shrestha. Learn more about myQA, IBA’s unique platform that connects QA applications, people, and know-how through a central database and the Cloud. It offers full support throughout all of your QA, and enables you access to the different software modules and all of your data from one intuitive interface – anywhere and anytime. Computed Tomography (CT) | January 08, 2016 RSNA Technology Report 2015: Computed Tomography Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of computed tomography (CT) advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2015. The video includes Freiherr during his booth tours with some of the key vendors who were featuring new technology. Artificial Intelligence | March 28, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence – GE Builds AI Applications on Edison Platform GE launched a new brand that covers artificial intelligence (AI) at the Radiological Socoety of North American (RSNA) 2018 meeting. The company showed several works-in-progress, including a critical care suite of algorithms and experimental applications for brain MR. Each is being built on GE’s Edison Platform. Radiation Oncology | May 13, 2019 Patient-first Innovations from Accuray at ASTRO 2018 At ASTRO 2018, Accuray showcased new patient-first innovations, including motion synchronization on Radixact, and the new CK VoLO, a fast optimizer on the CyberKnife system. Andrew Delao, senior director of marketing for Accuray, highlights the new features. Related Enterprise Imaging Content:RSNA Technology Report 2017: Enterprise ImagingVIDEO: Building An Effective Enterprise Imaging StrategyFive Steps for Better Diagnostic Image ManagementVIDEO: Enterprise Imaging and the Digital Imaging Adoption ModelEnterprise Imaging to Account for 27 Percent of Imaging MarketVIDEO: Defining Enterprise Imaging — The HIMSS-SIIM Enterprise Imaging WorkgroupVIDEO: How to Build An Enterprise Imaging System Information Technology | April 15, 2019 itnTV “Conversations”: Vital Images Helps Build Infrastructure for the Future Vital Images has developed a strategy that allows its customers to capture revenues that are otherwise missed while building the infrastructure for the future. In an interview with itnTV, Vital Images executives Larry Sitka and Geoffrey Clemmons describe how the company has reconciled this vision of the future with near-term realities. Related content:Atrium Health Debuts Amazon Alexa Skill to Help Patients Access Medical CareSmart Speaker Technology Harnessed for Hospital Medical Treatments Artificial Intelligence | March 13, 2019 VIDEO: How iCad Uses AI to Speed Breast Tomosynthesis At RSNA 2018, iCad showed how its ProFound AI for digital breast tomosynthesis technology might help in the interpretation of tomosynthesis exams. Rodney Hawkins, vice president of marketing for iCad, discusses how this technology can better help detect the cancer.Related content:Artificial Intelligence 2018: What Radiologists Need to Know About AIRSNA 2018 Sunday – Improving, Not Replacing CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) scanner on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting in July. It is aimed at cardiology office based imaging and was released this past spring at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.The system has removable tablets on each side of the scanner where the tech can adjust the machine, review scout scans and trigger the scanner. The idea is to improve workflow and allow the tech to remain at the bedside longer to be with the patient, rather tucked away in a remote control room using an intercom.The entire system is built into the gantry seen here, so there is no need for extra equipment in a closet, cabinet or server tower.It comes in a 128 slice configuration with 4 cm of anatomical coverage per rotation.It uses the Stellar detector and tin filtration to eliminate low energy photons and help lower dose. It can be programmed to aid workflow by automatically removing bone, create cured planar reconstructions, lung CAD and other post-processing features so more time can be spent on reading scans. The scanner also comes with a HeartFlow FFR-CT starter pack.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. It was designed specifically for cardiac imaging and so has a very compact footprint so it can be used in an office setting or small room. It offers a fast gantry rotation speed to freeze cardiac motion and has large enough anatomical coverage to view the scan the entire heart in one rotation.One of these systems was recently installed at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, where they have an extensive structural heart program. Read more about this intall.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Nuclear Imaging | August 24, 2017 VIDEO: Implementing CZT SPECT Cardiac Protocols to Reduce Radiation Dose Randy Thompson, M.D., attending cardiologist, St. Luke’s Mid-America Heart Institute, Kansas City, explains protocols and what to consider when working with the newer generation CZT-SPECT camera systems for nuclear cardiology. He spoke during the 2017 American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) Today technology update meeting. Watch the related VIDEO “PET vs. SPECT in Nuclear Cardiology and Recent Advances in Technology.” Read the related articles “Managing Dose in PET and SPECT Myocardial Perfusion Imaging,”  and “Advances in Cardiac Nuclear Imaging.” Women’s Health View all 62 items Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., FACC, assistant professor of medicine and radiology, associate program director, advanced cardiac imaging fellowship, University of Utah, explains what radiologists and cardiologists need to know what is needed from CT imaging prior to ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation (AF) and ventricular fibrillation (VF). He spoke at a joint session of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the 2019 SCCT meeting.  Enterprise Imaging | March 27, 2019 VIDEO: GE Healthcare’s CCA Analytics Provides Governance for Enterprise Imaging GE Healthcare Centricity Clinical Archive (CCA) Analytics, shown at RSNA 2018, works directly with the vendor neutral archive (VNA), allowing users to evaluate clinical, financial and operational processes across the healthcare system. The analytics solution shows how all of the different components of the archive and all of the imaging sources — departments, facilities and modalities — are working across the enterprise. 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Among the main focuses at the meeting were clinical decision support (CDS), artificial intelligence (AI) and the use of data analytics to improve equipment and personnel performance. Watch the VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes, an interview with Colorado State University graduate research assistant Nate Bachman at AHRA 2019. Nuclear Imaging | March 22, 2019 VIDEO: Utilization of PET For Evaluation of Cardiac Sarcoidosis Raza Alvi, M.D., a research fellow in radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, has been involved in a study of a positron-emission tomography (PET) FDG radiotracer agent to image sarcoidosis. The inflammatory disease affects multiple organs and usually include abnormal masses or nodules (granulomas) consisting of inflamed tissues that can form in the heart. Alvi presented on this topic at American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2019 meeting.  Nuclear Imaging | August 24, 2017 VIDEO: PET vs. SPECT in Nuclear Cardiology and Recent Advances in Technology Prem Soman, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at the Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh, and president-elect of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), explained advances in PET and SPECT imaging and the learning curve involved in reading scans from the new CZT SPECT cameras. Watch the VIDEO: Trends in Nuclear Cardiology Imaging, an iknterview with David Wolinsky, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at Cleveland Clinic Florida. Read the related article “Advances in Cardiac Nuclear Imaging.” Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2019 meeting in July. The system was pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval at AHRA, but received FDA 510(k) clearance in early August 2019.The system features a 33-inch aperture, large enough to place a wheelchair inside. It can be rotated 90 degrees in either direction and the deck can be parked in any position, making it easier for patients to get on and off the 660-pound weight table. The FluoroSpeed X1 offers controls that are ergonomic for technologists, with duplicate controls on each side for either a left- or right-handed tech. The machine also has a large aperture to allow swallow studies.The FluoroSpeed X1 comes equipped with a 17 x 17-inch dynamic digital X-ray detector (FPD) in the table bucky, allowing it to both be used for fluoroscopy as well as radiographic exams.Read more about the FluoroSpeed X1:Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Find more SCCT news and videos Related Artificial Intelligence ContentTechnology Report: Artificial Intelligence 2017VIDEO: RSNA Post-game Report on Artificial IntelligenceVIDEO: AI in Tumor Diagnostics, Treatment and Follow-upVIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Help Reduce Gadolinium Dose in MRIVIDEO: AI, Analytics and Informatics: The Future is Here CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. 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Among the main focuses at the meeting were clinical decision support (CDS), artificial intelligence (AI) and the use of data analytics to improve equipment and personnel performance. Watch the VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes, an interview with Colorado State University graduate research assistant Nate Bachman at AHRA 2019. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McCollough, Ph.D., director of the Mayo Clinic CT Clinical Innovation Center, professor of medical physics and biomedical engineering and the 2019 president of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), shares her insights on the latest advances in computed tomography (CT) imaging technology. She spoke at the 2019 AAPM meeting. She also did an interview at AAPM on her president’s theme for the 2019 meeting – VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care.Find more news and videos from AAPM. AAPM | July 29, 2019 VIDEO: Efforts to Define the Roles of Medical Physicists and Assistants for Regulators Brent Parker, Ph.D., DABR, professor of radiation physics and medical physicist at MD Anderson Cancer Center, explains how the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) is creating guidelines to better define the roles of non-physicist assistants. He said there is a lack of state regulatory oversight for medical physicists or their assistants, partly because there are no guidelines from the medical societies. AAPM has created a series of policy statements to better define these the roles and requirements for all of these positions. Parker said the goal is to give state regulators the the definitions needed to create oversight guidelines. He spoke on this topic in sessions at the AAPM 2019 meeting. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Enterprise Imaging | January 14, 2019 Technology Report: Enterprise Imaging 2018 In Enterprise Imaging 2018: Balancing Strategy and Technology in Enterprise Imaging, ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of enterprise imaging advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2018 annual meeting. Nuclear Imaging | April 28, 2017 VIDEO: Trends in Nuclear Cardiology Imaging David Wolinsky, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at Cleveland Clinic Florida and past-president of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), discusses advancements in nuclear imaging and some of the issues facing the subspecialty. 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CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) scanner on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting in July. It is aimed at cardiology office based imaging and was released this past spring at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.The system has removable tablets on each side of the scanner where the tech can adjust the machine, review scout scans and trigger the scanner. The idea is to improve workflow and allow the tech to remain at the bedside longer to be with the patient, rather tucked away in a remote control room using an intercom.The entire system is built into the gantry seen here, so there is no need for extra equipment in a closet, cabinet or server tower.It comes in a 128 slice configuration with 4 cm of anatomical coverage per rotation.It uses the Stellar detector and tin filtration to eliminate low energy photons and help lower dose. It can be programmed to aid workflow by automatically removing bone, create cured planar reconstructions, lung CAD and other post-processing features so more time can be spent on reading scans. 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The technology uses high-dose alpha particles to kill cancer cells, but has a very short tissue penetration, so it can be placed very close to critical structures without causing collateral damage to healthy tissue. He discussed this technology in sessions at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2019 meeting in July. The system was pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval at AHRA, but received FDA 510(k) clearance in early August 2019.The system features a 33-inch aperture, large enough to place a wheelchair inside. It can be rotated 90 degrees in either direction and the deck can be parked in any position, making it easier for patients to get on and off the 660-pound weight table. The FluoroSpeed X1 offers controls that are ergonomic for technologists, with duplicate controls on each side for either a left- or right-handed tech. 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He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos Find more SCCT news and videos Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). 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Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos Interventional Radiology | June 26, 2019 VIDEO: How Alexa Might Help During Interventional Radiology Procedures Kevin Seals, M.D., University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Health, interventional radiology fellow, is working on a research project using smart speakers such as the Amazon Echo and Google Home to create a new method for accessing information on device technologies in real time in the interventional radiology (IR) lab. Operators can use the conversational voice interface to retrieve information without breaking sterile scrub. The technology uses using natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning to rapidly provide information about device sizing and compatibility in IR.Seals spoke at the 2019 Radiology AIMed conference in Chicago in June. SPECT-CT | December 12, 2018 VIDEO: Walk Around of the Veriton SPECT-CT System This is a walk around of the new Spectrum Dynamics Veriton SPECT-CT nuclear imaging system introduced at the 2018 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting. This is a walk around of an innovative new SPECT-CT nuclear imaging system shown at the Radiological Society Of North America (RSNA) 2018 meeting this week. It’s CT system with comes in 16, 64 or 128 slice configurations. It has 12 SPECT detector robotic arms that automatically move toward the patient and use a sensor to stop a few millimeters from the skin to optimize photon counts and SPECT image quality. It also uses more sensitive CZT digital detectors, which allows either faster scan times, or use of only half the radiotracer dose of analog detector scans.Read the article “Nuclear Imaging Moves Toward Digital Detector Technology.” Read the article “Spectrum Dynamics Sues GE for Theft, Misappropriation of Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition.” CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. It was designed specifically for cardiac imaging and so has a very compact footprint so it can be used in an office setting or small room. It offers a fast gantry rotation speed to freeze cardiac motion and has large enough anatomical coverage to view the scan the entire heart in one rotation.One of these systems was recently installed at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, where they have an extensive structural heart program. Read more about this intall.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Molecular Imaging View all 22 items Radiation Therapy | December 06, 2018 Technology Report: Patient-centered Care in Radiation Therapy Radiation therapy has become increasingly effective and safe as vendors continue to innovate technologies that benefit the patient. At ASTRO 2018, this patient-centric approach was exemplified and demonstrated not only in ways that match treatments to patients, but in how technologies can adjust to patient movement and anatomical changes, and to increase the precision of treatments. ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr showcases several new technologies that are helping to advance this field.For additional patient-centered care coverage, see:Conversations with Greg Freiherr: The Accuray PhilosophyASTRO Puts Patients First Artificial Intelligence | July 22, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Machine Learning to Automate Radiotherapy Treatment Planning Leigh Conroy, Ph.D., physics resident, University Health Network, Princess Margaret Cancer Center, Toronto, Canada, explains how her center is using machine learning to automate treatment plans. The center is one of the first to use the RayStation machine learning treatment planning system for radiation oncology. She spoke at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., FACC, assistant professor of medicine and radiology, associate program director, advanced cardiac imaging fellowship, University of Utah, explains what radiologists and cardiologists need to know what is needed from CT imaging prior to ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation (AF) and ventricular fibrillation (VF). He spoke at a joint session of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the 2019 SCCT meeting.  Artificial Intelligence | July 12, 2019 VIDEO: The Economics of Artificial Intelligence Khan Siddiqui, M.D., founder and CEO of HOPPR, discusses the economic advantages and costs presented by artificial intelligence (AI) applications in radiology, as well as potential strategies for healthcare providers looking to add AI to their armamentarium, at the 2019 Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting. Technology Reports View all 9 items Enterprise Imaging | July 08, 2019 VIDEO: Building the Right Team for Enterprise Imaging Success — Part 1 ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with Don Dennison, healthcare IT consultant and Chris Roth, M.D., associate professor of radiology, vice chair, information technology and clinical informatics, and director of imaging informatics strategy at Duke University Medical Center, about how to find the right people to deploy a successful enterprise imaging strategy. Breast Imaging | April 18, 2019 VIDEO: Age, Interval and Other Considerations for Breast Screening In a keynote lecture at the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI)/American College of Radiology (ACR) 2019 Symposium, Diana Miglioretti, Ph.D., dean’s professor of biostatistics at UC Davis Health, discussed risk-stratified breast cancer screening and its potential to improve the balance of screening benefits to harms by tailoring screening intensity and modality to individual risk factors.Read the article “How Risk Stratification Might Affect Women’s Health”Read the article “FDA Proposes New Rules for Mammography Reporting and Quality Improvement”Watch the VIDEO: A Discussion on Proposed FDA Rules for Mammography Reporting Radiology Business | May 03, 2017 VIDEO: MACRA’s Impact on Cardiology Kim A. Williams, Sr., M.D., chief of cardiology at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago and former president of both the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), explains the impact of healthcare reform on cardiology and specifically on nuclear perfusion imaging.  Interventional Radiology | October 19, 2018 VIDEO: Y90 Embolization of Liver Cancer at Henry Ford Hospital Scott Schwartz, M.D., interventional radiologist and program director for IR residencies and the vascular and interventional radiology fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital, explains how the department uses Yttrium-90 (Y90) embolization therapy to treat liver cancer.Find more content on Henry Ford Hospital Advanced Visualization | April 01, 2019 VIDEO: The GE iCenter Looks Toward the Future of New Technologies GE Healthcare goes beyond core equipment maintenance to help clients solve some of their most important asset and clinical performance challenges through digital solutions. Recent Videos View all 606 items Digital Pathology | July 11, 2019 VIDEO: Integrating Digital Pathology With Radiology Toby Cornish, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor and medical director of informatics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, explains how the subspecialty of digital pathology has evolved in recent years, the benefits of integrating pathology and radiology, and how artificial intelligence (AI) may smooth the transition, at the 2019 Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting.  AAPM | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care Cynthia McCollough, Ph.D., director of the Mayo Clinic Computed Tomography (CT) Clinical Innovation Center, professor of medical physics and biomedical engineering, and the 2019 president of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), explains the “building bridges” theme of the 2019 AAPM meeting. This theme was the focus of her president’s address at the 2019 AAPM meeting. She spoke on the theme of diversity and how to break down the barriers between various minorities, male-female, religion, national origin, etc. She gave many photo examples of how we pigeon hole people into neat categories and that we often say we have equally in society, however her images showed recent images of big political summits where there are no women present, or they were the secretaries in the background. She said in medical practice, department administration and collaboration on projects, people need to be cognoscente of bias they have engrained by culture for which they may not even be aware.She showed a slide of the AAPM membership makeup by generation and said members need to keep in mind the way each generation thinks and communicates varies by their generation’s life experience and upbringing. McCollough said understanding these differences can help bridge perceived gaps in communication. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes Nate Bachman, graduate research assistant in the Human Cardiovascular Physiology Lab of the Dept. of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University, describes how he and fellow researchers used multiple types of cardiac imaging to evaluate the health of athletes who compete in endurance events lasting six hours or more, and what the results may suggest for future screening.Watch the VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019, an interview with AHRA President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA. Women’s Health | March 25, 2019 VIDEO: Ultrasound Versus MRI for Imaging of the Female Pelvis Deborah Levine, M.D., professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School and vice chair for academic affairs in the Department of Radiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, describes scenarios where magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could be more useful than ultrasound in issues with the female pelvis. Enterprise Imaging | April 26, 2019 VIDEO: A Transformative Approach to Reducing Cost and Complexity at CarolinaEast Health System CarolinaEast Health System, an award-winning health system in New Bern, N.C., was one of the first to collaborate with Philips to implement IntelliSpace Enterprise Edition, a comprehensive managed service. Watch the video to see how we collaborated together to streamline workflows and improve interoperability for better care.Watch the related editorial interview VIDEO: Streamlining PACS Administration — Interview with Mike Ciancio, imaging systems administrator at CarolinaEast Health System. Find more SCCT news and videos Radiation Therapy | February 21, 2019 VIDEO: Whole Versus Partial Radiotherapy for Breast Cancer ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with Christy Kesslering, M.D., medical director of radiation oncology at the Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center, about the different radiation therapy options for breast cancer patients offered at the center.Watch the VIDEOs Advancements in Radiation Therapy for Brain Cancer and Multidisciplinary Treatment of Brain Tumors with Vinai Gondi, M.D., director of research and CNS neuro-oncology at the Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center.Additional videos and coverage of Northwestern Medicinelast_img read more

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