Raul Jimenez scored twice after Romain Saiss’ opener as Wolves earned a fully deserved 3-0 win over a lacklustre West Ham at Molineux.Lukasz Fabianski had done his best to keep the Hammers in the contest, but there was little he could do to stop Saiss scoring from Joao Moutinho’s 66th-minute set-piece.Jimenez’s clever finish made sure of the points with 10 minutes remaining and a deft effort for his second completed the most routine of wins for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side, who go seventh in the Premier League. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? It marks the first ever league double for Wolves over the Hammers, who have lost back-to-back top-flight games for the first time since October and failed to rebound from a humiliating 4-2 loss to AFC Wimbledon in the FA Cup on Saturday.FT | #WOL 3-0 #WHU A stunning second-half display from Wolves sees @Nuno ‘s men run out 3-0 winners over @WestHamUtd . Goals from Romain Saiss and Raul Jimenez (2). #WOLWHU pic.twitter.com/meZWNagAAR — Wolves (@Wolves) January 29, 2019 Wolves had a strong penalty claim waved away in the 21st minute.Matt Doherty burst into the area and was felled in a tangle of legs by Arthur Masuaku with referee David Coote awarding only a corner.Leander Dendoncker tamely struck Doherty’s centre straight at Fabianski, while Jonny was unlucky his stooping diving header from Jimenez’s sublime cross trickled past the right post.The hosts had a goal chalked off when Dendoncker headed in the rebound after the crossbar was rattled by Jimenez, who was adjudged offside.Wolves’ pressure did not relent in the second half and Diogo Jota and Saiss were both smartly denied by Fabianski.Fabianski made another fine stop from Jonny’s stinging effort, but the goalkeeper was finally beaten when Saiss headed in Moutinho’s delivery from the resulting corner.There was no coming back when Jimenez beat his marker to flick Moutinho’s left-wing free-kick past Fabianski and the Portugal striker lifted a third over the goalkeeper from Jota’s pass to a complete a rapid Wolves break. What does it mean? Wolves deliver another Hammer blow West Ham, whose misery was compounded by a seeming right foot injury to Marko Arnautovic, were desperately disappointing in their fourth-round loss at Wimbledon, and a third straight defeat in all competitions sees them stuck in a bit of a rut. But Wolves were slick, full of ideas and unlucky not to have more goals.Doherty delights Molineux before Jimenez brace There were several performances worthy of praise from a Wolves perspective with Doherty, who was denied what looked a good shout for a penalty and saw a shot saved by Fabianski, putting a particularly industrious performance down the right. Jimenez led the line with aplomb and scored two excellent goals late on that added the gloss Wolves’ performance deserved.Miserable evening for Masuaku It was a tough outing for Masuaku, who constantly found himself in two-on-one situations with Wolves’ midfield three providing support for Doherty. Struggling full-backs proved a trend for West Ham with Jota’s guile and movement providing a tough evening for veteran Pablo Zabaleta.Key Opta Facts: – Wolves have completed a league double over West Ham for the very first time in their history – in the 30th different campaign in which the sides have faced.- Raul Jimenez has been involved in 13 Premier League goals for Wolves this season (eight goals, five assists). The only player to have had more goal involvements in a Premier League season for Wolves is Steven Fletcher in 2011-12 (14)- West Ham have now lost their last three Premier League away games without scoring a single goal – their longest losing run without scoring a goal since December 2006 (a run of seven).- Wolves’ Diogo Jota has had a hand in seven goals in his last six Premier League appearances (5 goals, 2 assists), including a hat-trick against Leicester City last time out. He had not scored or assisted a single goal in any of his first 13 appearances this season.- Joao Moutinho has assisted two goals in back to back league Premier League games. He only managed two assists in his first 22 games this season.What’s next? Wolves are next in action at Everton on Saturday, while West Ham welcome Premier League leaders Liverpool to London Stadium two days later. read more
ATLANTA, GA – NOVEMBER 17: Place kicker Wesley Wells #38 of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets celebrates with teammates after kicking a field goal during the fourth quarter in their game against the Virginia Cavaliers at Bobby Dodd Stadium on November 17, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Michael Chang/Getty Images)This past Sunday, Georgia Tech defensive lineman Brandon Adams, just 21 years old, passed away unexpectedly. Adams reportedly collapsed at a house near campus and was rushed to the hospital, but did not survive.Unfortunately, what one Georgia Tech coach tweeted in the aftermath has gotten a lot of press. Brent Key, an assistant who recently came over to Georgia Tech after working at Alabama, tweeted something rather tone deaf.The same day that Adams passed away, Georgia Tech received a commitment from a four-star cornerback named Miles Brooks. Key tweeted about both bits of news at the same time.“GT has always, and will continue to attract GREAT MEN. Today we lost a GREAT MAN, and gained another GREAT MAN! Even in dark days the future is bright.”This is #not how you show respect a valued #teammember #teammate who passed away #dobetter #BrentKey #BrandonAdams #awkward #muppet pic.twitter.com/fguZnD9mwE— ohsixoneoh (@ohsixoneoh) March 27, 2019Obviously, he wasn’t trying to equate the death of a player with the commitment of another player. But many think the tweet comes off that way.Key, who got crushed after posting the tweet, eventually deleted it and posted somewhat of an apology. Here’s what he had to say:I’m devastated by the loss of a great man. I never meant to disrespect Brandon, his family, or the legacy he left. RIP Big B— Coach Brent Key (@CoachBrentKey) March 25, 2019Obviously, the Georgia Tech community is devastated after Adams’ death. This situation didn’t make it any better.It’s unlikely that Georgia Tech takes any action against Key here, since the post wasn’t meant to be offensive. But it’s a good lesson for other coaches to watch what they tweet in difficult times.
MONTREAL – A top-ranking official in the prime minister’s office resigned from his position Friday, following an investigation into allegations of “inappropriate behaviour.”Claude-Eric Gagne had been on leave since Nov. 1 from his job as deputy director of operations, as a third-party investigator looked into the allegations.A PMO spokeswoman says the investigation by Rubin Thomlinson, a prominent employment law firm, has concluded, and Gagne no longer works in the office.In a Facebook message to The Canadian Press, Gagne says he “fully collaborated” with the investigation, and he “firmly” denies the allegations.Gagne says he decided to resign a few days ago, having not heard from the person in charge of the investigation.He says the “process has been very difficult on a personal front,” and he resigned in order to maintain his health and “avoid being a source of distraction” for the government.Before joining the PMO, Gagne was chief Quebec organizer for the Liberal Party of Canada during the 2015 election campaign.He had previously worked in the offices of provincial Liberal cabinet ministers Yolande James and Claude Bechard.
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“Every piece of information can help the investigative team, and we encourage you to contact the police,” said Cst Amy Floyd, North District Traffic Services.Anyone who may have witnessed this crash or have information that will assist the investigators are urged to contact the Fort St John RCMP at 250 787-8140. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222-8477. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John RCMP continue to investigate a fatal hit and run at the Halfway River First Nation that happened over three years ago.On April 5, 2015, at 10:07 p.m., the RCMP responded to a call of a deceased woman on Road 5 of the Halfway River First Nation. At the time, police immediately located evidence that led investigators to believe the woman may have been the victim of a hit and run.There is still no description of the suspect vehicle, but the RCMP believe someone has information that will help them solve this crime.
RALEIGH, N.C. — More than two years after voter check-in software failed on Election Day in a North Carolina county, federal authorities will finally conduct a forensic analysis of electronic poll books to see if Russian military hackers who targeted the software provider may have tampered with registration information to disrupt voting.The U.S. Department of Homeland Security analysis of laptops used in Durham County is the first known federal probe of voting technology that malfunctioned during the 2016 election, when Russian hackers infiltrated election systems in several states, part of what special counsel Robert Mueller said was an effort to favour Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.The malfunction of VR Systems’ electronic poll book software forced officials in the heavily Democratic county to switch to paper registration records and extend voting hours. How many voters may have been disenfranchised as a result is unknown.State election officials seized for evidence 21 laptops used to check in Durham County voters for the 2016 balloting shortly after the leak of a National Security Agency report revealed in mid-2017 that VR Systems had been targeted by a Russian spear-phishing campaign, said Josh Lawson, who was general counsel of the North Carolina board of elections at the time.Lawson said Thursday that his office asked federal officials to do a forensic exam of the laptops — and that the FBI assisted the state in making images of their hard drives.That long-dormant request was renewed last Friday. The reason: The report Mueller issued in April on Russian interference in the 2016 election described how Kremlin-backed cyber spies had installed malware on the network of a company that “developed software used by numerous U.S. counties to manage voter rolls.”The name was redacted, but the chief operating officer of VR Systems, Ben Martin, said he believes the report was referring to his Tallahassee, Florida, company. Still, Martin disputes that it was hacked. Martin says a security audit by the cybersecurity firm FireEye found no sign of a breach — though that audit was done more than seven months after the election, the company told U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon in a letter last month.The 21 laptops will now be turned over to DHS, state elections board attorney Katelyn Love said Wednesday.DHS spokeswoman Sara Sendek said the forensic examination, first reported by The Washington Post, along with other support her agency is providing North Carolina “may help to provide a better understanding of previous issues and help to secure the 2020 election.”The FBI did not immediately respond to requests for comment on whether it was investigating the Durham County poll book failure and whether it had examined the laptops’ contents.Hackers with access to electronic voter rolls could throw voting into disarray and damage voter confidence by changing names, addresses or polling places.On Election Day in 2016, some Durham County voters complained that the electronic poll books registered them as having voted when they hadn’t. The company blamed the trouble on poorly trained poll workers and inadequate computer maintenance. A report by a security consultant hired by Durham County’s elections board supported that claim.“We believed then and now that the cause of the problem was poll worker error, and that a forensic analysis would prove it,” Martin said in an email.The company remains confident the DHS review will prove its voting software “was not breached or compromised.”Russian-backed hackers probed several dozen state voter registration databases ahead of the 2016 elections, federal authorities say, and gained access to Illinois’ voter rolls, though officials say there is no indication anything was altered or deleted. Florida’s new governor, Ron DeSantis, said in May that the FBI confirmed hackers also penetrated at least two county networks in Florida . His predecessor, Gov. Rick Scott, unseated Sen. Bill Nelson after slamming the Democrat as “sensational” for saying Russians had hacked systems in Florida.Florida and North Carolina are among eight states that use VR Systems’ EViD electronic polling book software. Lawson, who resigned from the North Carolina election agency last week, said it was installed on off-the-shelf commercial laptops in Durham County.Election integrity activist Susan Greenhalgh welcomed the forensic exam but lamented that it took a combination of the Mueller report and the 2017 leaking of the classified NSA report that named VR Systems to get here.Also, it’s entirely possible Russian tampering happened but the forensic exam will find nothing, she said.“Its value is clearly going to be diminished because it took so long to do it,” she said. Lawson said he could not say how securely the machines were stored before the state seized them.DHS tries to help state and local election authorities secure their voting systems, but frequently encounters resistance, especially in states like Georgia where the current governor, Brian Kemp , even accused it of trying to hack his state when he was in charge of elections there.“They have a disincentive to be too aggressive with states that are sensitive to being investigated,” Greenhalgh said.North Carolina is not among those states. It has welcomed DHS assistance in fortifying election security.Ultimately, responsibility for securing election systems falls on state and local elections authorities because of the decentralized nature of U.S. voting — even though outgoing DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson declared voting systems critical national infrastructure in January 2017.Across the nation, they continue to be short on resources for cybersecurity. And voting equipment vendors — in a cutthroat market dominated by three companies — have resisted exposing their black box voting systems to aggressive security audits.North Carolina sought to decertify VR System poll books in the state after the 2017 NSA leak. But VR Systems fought it successfully in court. Durham County moved to a state-provided poll book after 2016.A National Academy of Sciences report last year that called for an urgent overhaul of the rickety U.S. election system. That report called for all U.S. elections to be held on human readable paper ballots by 2020.—-EDITOR’S NOTE: This version makes an important correction. Officials switched from electronic poll books to paper registration records to check in voters. State officials say the county already used paper ballots.___Bajak reported from Boston. Associated Press writer Christina Almeida Cassidy in Atlanta contributed to this report.___Follow Dalesio at http://twitter.com/emerydalesio and Bajak at http://twitter.com/fbajak .Emery P. Dalesio And Frank Bajak, The Associated Press
After a tight game, the Ohio State Buckeyes came out on top of the Northwestern Wildcats by a score of 24-20 on Oct. 29. Buckeye Head Coach Urban Meyer and the team line up to come out of the tunnel to face off against Nortwhestern on Oct. 29. The Buckeyes won 24-20. Credit: Mason Swires | Assistant Photo Editor
Tents had been set up in the park for people to queue overnight for tickets to watch Andy Murray beat Novak Djokovic in the men’s final.A Scotland Yard spokesman said at the time: ”Police are investigating an allegation of serious sexual assault in Wimbledon Park, off Church Road, in the early hours of Sunday July 7.”A 30-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and has been taken into custody at a south London police station.”It is not known if charges were ever brought against the man. The Telegraph contacted both Scotland Yard and Wimbledon, but both refused to confirm whether the man arrested was a member of staff at SW19 or a spectator. Both also refused to discuss where within the vast grounds of the world’s premier tennis tournament the alleged attack happened. It is not the first allegation of sexual attacks linked to the All England Lawn Tennis Club. In 2013, a 30-year-old man was arrested and bailed over the alleged rape of a 34-year-old woman in Wimbledon Park. A 72-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a woman at Wimbledon.The pensioner was detained by security staff at the championships before being arrested by police who described the alleged victim as a woman in her 20s. The incident took place at 6pm on Wednesday within the grounds of the club, but not courtside, the Metropolitan Police said.A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: “On Wednesday July 4 at around 6pm a 72-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault following an incident at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, SW19.”The incident happened within the grounds but not courtside. Security staff within the ground detained the man and he was arrested by police.”He was taken into custody at a south London police station where he remains in custody.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
TWO MEN WERE rescued from the water by the volunteer lifeboat crew with Lough Ree RNLI today, but another man remains missing after the men’s boat capsized.Following a major search for the man, the search was stood down for the evening.It is believed man went missing when a boat carrying three men set off for Carnagh, from Hodson Bay in Athlone, earlier this afternoon.Two rescuedTwo men, who were on the boat, were rescued by the lifeboat crew from the water and have been taken to hospital. Rescue 118 and members of the Athlone Sub Aqua Club and Lanesborough SubAqua Club were also involved in the search for the third man.The alarm was raised by a local man this afternoon when he witnessed the group setting off for Carnagh in a 15 foot boat.Conditions on the Lough were described as gusty with a force five to six wind.Lough Ree RNLI inshore lifeboat was launched and came upon a man in the water at 4pm. They recovered the semi-conscious casualty onto the lifeboat and transported him to Hodson Bay where he was handed over to a waiting ambulance.The lifeboat crew immediately returned to the scene to continue the search and located a second casualty in the water at 5.15pm today.Hodson Bay He was again transferred by lifeboat back to Hodson Bay and met by ambulance.The RNLI lifeboat crew along with the Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 118 and members of the Athlone Sub Aqua club and Lanesborough Sub Aqua Club were engaged in a full scale search for a third man until they were stood down due to fading light.The search is expected to resume at first light tomorrow.Commenting on the search Lough Ree RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager Damien Delaney said:This was a major search and rescue operation on Lough Ree involving the RNLI, Coast Guard, Athlone Sub Aqua, Lanesborough Sub Aqua, and other local boats. The lifeboat crew were able to rescue two men from the water but a third remains missing.Our thoughts are with the men’s families this evening. We will be launching again at first light to resume the search.Read: Eight people now confirmed dead in New York building explosion>Read: Brave fireman jumps off bridge to save drowning woman in Limerick>
MUNSTER RUGBY CHIEFS say the province’s practice of basing training sessions in both Cork and Limerick is to come to an end.The Thomond Park outfit will develop a ‘main base’ at the University of Limerick which they say will be operational by 2015.The news means Cork IT will no longer host the squad on Leeside.“The decision, taken after a lengthy consultative process involving players, management, Munster officials and an independent outside consultant was ratified at Munster Branch Executive level earlier this week,” a statement reads today.Munster Rugby chief executive Garrett Fitzgerald said. “We are very pleased that the process to identify this facility has been completed and confirmed.“In looking forward to this new and enhanced association with UL, we acknowledge the interest we’ve had from LIT and CIT, the two other institutions who sought to accommodate Munster Rugby’s need for this facility. We look forward to continuing a working relationship with LIT and CIT in the coming years through projects on-going and new.”Leinster in safe hands with Matt O’Connor, says BOD
WhatsApp Twitter Google+ Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Pinterest Facebook WWE announced in a video (above) that Alexa Bliss has been pulled from tonight’s Mixed Match Challenge kickoff episode for Season 2 on Facebook Watch.Bliss reportedly suffered some kind of arm injury at Sunday’s Hell in a Cell PPV, although it wasn’t clear if this was part of a storyline or actually legitimate.Ember Moon will replace Bliss when she teams with Braun Strowman against the team of Kevin Owens and Natalya. WWE posted this clip featuring Moon commenting.Also scheduled for tonight’s show is the team of WWE Champion AJ Styles and Charlotte Flair vs. Jimmy Uso and Naomi.Mixed Match Challenge will air on Facebook Watch at 10:00 p.m. Eastern (9:00 CT) exclusively on Facebook Watch following Smackdown Live.As reported earlier, 205 Live will be moving to a new Wednesday night time slot on the WWE Network at 7:00 p.m. Eastern (6:00 CT) starting this week. Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton)
PORTLAND — Rowdy protests continued for a second night in Portland as people around the country protested Donald Trump’s presidential election victory.In Portland, police used tear gas and flash-bang grenades Friday to try to disperse the crowd after hundreds of people marched through the city, disrupting traffic and spray-painting graffiti. Authorities said “burning projectiles” were thrown at police, and vandalism and assault had taken place during the rally, which organizers had billed as peaceful earlier in the day.In a Thursday night protest in Portland by about 4,000 people, masked anarchists marching with the otherwise peaceful protesters smashed store windows with baseball bats, among other acts of mayhem. The protest became a riot and ended with 25 arrests.On Friday, one of the organizers of the anti-Trump protesters, Gregory McKelvey, 23, defended the protest.“It was our aim to channel the shared frustration, fear and anger that is so alive among so many of us considering our future prospects into a unified front for peaceful change,” he said in statement.He disavowed the rioters: “The violent actions that occurred last night had absolutely nothing to do with our group,” he said Friday.In Olympia, more than 200 people carrying signs gathered on the steps of the Washington state Capitol. The group chanted “not my president” and “no Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA.”In other parts of the country, there were spirited demonstrations on college campuses and peaceful marches along downtown streets.Hundreds joined an afternoon “love rally” in Washington Square Park in Manhattan.Leslie Holmes, 65, a website developer from Wilton, Conn., took an hourlong train ride to the demonstration — her first protest since the 1970s, when she hit the streets of San Francisco to oppose the Vietnam War.
October 8, 2018 Updated: 10:39 PM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego Republicans are celebrating the confirmation of Justice Kavanaugh tonight at the White House.This after one of the most dramatic Supreme Court vetting in history.KUSI’s Ashlie Rodriguez joined us live from The Town and Country Hotel in Mission Valley Monday, where GOP candidates and activists gathered. Ashlie Rodriguez Posted: October 8, 2018 San Diego Republicans celebrate, as Justice Kavanaugh is sworn in Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News, Politics FacebookTwitter Ashlie Rodriguez,
Yadagirigutta: Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao would be visiting Yadadri on Saturday. As part of the programme, he will reach Yadadri by road and will have darshan of Lord Laxmi Narasimha Swamy at 10 am and will examine the temple revival works at hillock. He will conduct a review meeting with officials, architects and stapathies over Sudharshna Yagam that would be organised during the opening ceremony of revived Swayambu Laxmi Narasimha Swamy temple. District administration along with YTDA, temple authorities and police have made all necessary arrangements for the Chief Minister’s visit to Yadadri. District Collector Anitha Ramachandran along with other officials has monitored the arrangements on Friday evening.
News | PET-CT | June 19, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Install of uMI 550 Digital PET/CT United Imaging announced the first U.S. clinical installation of the uMI 550 Digital positron emission tomography/… read more November 7, 2011 – The Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM) launched a new patient-focused website, discoverMI.org, to provide patients with information about nuclear medicine and molecular imaging and how it can play a critical role in the detection, treatment and management of diseases.“Many times patients referred for a nuclear medicine or molecular imaging studies are nervous about what to expect,” said George Segall, M.D., SNM president. “By providing information and explaining the benefits of the study in an easy-to-understand format, we can offer them both help and support.”The website focuses on three common disease areas: heart disease, cancer and brain disease. For each area, specific types of disease are detailed along with the various nuclear and molecular imaging procedures that are associated with each. General information on molecular imaging, an extensive glossary and a video library are also included on the site. Additionally, patients can stay up to date on the latest in molecular imaging news through Facebook and Twitter pages designed to complement the site.DiscoverMI.org is supported by several patient advocacy groups that are a part of SNM’s Patient Advocacy Advisory Board (PAAB), including the Alzheimer’s Association, the American Thyroid Association, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Arizona, the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, the American Heart Association, the Men’s Health Network and the Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association.“I am thrilled that this comprehensive resource for patients is now available,” said Betsy de Parry, a member of SNM’s PAAB and author of Adventures in Cancer Land. Laurel Pracht, SNM PAAB member and patient advocate for the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, added, “As a patient, it is critical to have access to user-friendly information about what is available for someone with your disease. The website provides information about both what is currently available in molecular imaging and how it may affect you.”More than 16 million Americans undergo nuclear and molecular imaging and therapy procedures each year for a variety of conditions, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, neurological conditions and other physiological problems. Nuclear and molecular imaging procedures are an invaluable way to gather medical information that would otherwise be unavailable, require surgery or necessitate more expensive diagnostic tests.For more information: www.snm.org Figure 1. A high-fidelity 3-D tractography of the left ventricle heart muscle fibers of a mouse from Amsterdam Ph.D. researcher Gustav Strijkers. 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News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | August 02, 2019 ASRT Supports Radiopharmaceutical Reimbursement Bill The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) announced its support for House Resolution (HR) 3772, a measure… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 26, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Awarded $30 Million by U.S. Department of Energy NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC has been awarded $15 million in a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of… read more FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 16, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Completes Construction on Beloit, Wis. 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FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Ill., uses portable imaging in its ED, ICU and surgical suites. It recently switched to digital radiography for improved productivity.Our hospital, Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Ill., recently implemented digital radiography (DR) systems in our general radiology rooms, emergency department (ED) and outpatient imaging center. We also retrofitted two existing GE portable imaging systems with DR detectors. We expected to achieve a more efficient imaging workflow — but the improvements were even more dramatic than we expected.Our staff uses portable imaging systems for hospital rounds and in the operating room (OR), intensive care unit (ICU) and surgical suites. We have improved productivity and enhanced patient care in each of these areas after installing Carestream’s DRX detectors in our existing systems through use of the company’s DRX-Mobile retrofit kits.Since portable exams are typically used for our most seriously ill patients, speed and image quality are particularly important. After converting from computed radiography (CR) to DR, clinicians can view the images seconds after capture on the portable system’s monitor. The imaging studies are automatically communicated wirelessly to our picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) for reading by radiologists.The average time for a portable exam with CR was six to eight minutes, depending upon the location of the CR reader. Today, immediate image access — and eliminating the need to carry cassettes to a reader for processing — is an important advantage in all patient care environments.In our ER, ICU and surgical suite, clinicians are pleased with both the speed and image quality offered by the DR detectors. In the past, CR images not only took longer to process, but also images sometimes had to be repeated. With DR, images are sharp and clear, so there are virtually no retakes. Having immediate access to images also offers the potential to shorten surgical times and increase capacity in our OR.Enhanced Visualization of Tubes and LinesCarestream’s Tube and Line feature is also extremely important. This feature reprocesses the original image (without requiring another exposure) to clearly display gastric tubes, feeding tubes, pneumothorax chest tubes and PICC lines. Cardiologists, surgeons and other clinicians report they can now clearly see the position of tubes and lines, which are difficult to detect on a standard radiographic image. Use of DR-based portables for hospital rounds has been a tremendous boost to both staff morale and productivity. Our staff conducts portable exams for selected patients between 3 and 5 a.m., so these images are ready for surgeons and other specialists who make hospital rounds at 6 a.m. The portables are then used for bedside imaging of inpatients whose physicians make rounds in the afternoon.Some of the greatest productivity gains are achieved with inpatient portable exams because of the time it previously took to travel back and forth to the nearest CR reader. This time savings and the reduced number of steps involved for technologists, has greatly streamlined portable imaging on the floors. The time savings is particularly important for the third shift, where we only have one technologist on duty.In the conversion from CR to DR, our staff has reduced technique and we estimate a 50 percent reduction in radiation exposure rates for our portable chest imaging. And since the DRX detector is cassette-sized, we are able to use our existing grids for overweight or obese patients.Consistent User Interface Streamlines ImagingAn additional benefit of retrofitting our existing portable systems with DRX detectors is that the user interface is the same for all of Carestream’s DR systems. Our technologists work in multiple areas of our facility, so they are able to use the same screens and commands whether they are using a DRX-Evolution suite in the ED or using DRX-1 systems in our general radiology rooms. This consistent “look and feel” greatly improves productivity, boosts convenience for our techs and reduces training time. Ultimately, this user-friendly interface also contributes to a streamlined radiology workflow.While we have three portable imaging systems, we elected to retrofit only two of them with DRX detectors. That has created a situation where no one wants to use the CR-based portable unit and miss the benefits of the immediate, high-quality DR images. Based on our experience, I would recommend that hospitals upgrade all their portables at the same time. It will eliminate competition for the DR-based portables and enable all portable systems to be fully utilized.Transitioning to cassette-sized, wireless DR detectors throughout our facility enhances both the speed and quality of diagnostic images. This ultimately allows our clinicians to deliver exceptional patient care.Candy Tretter is director of radiology services at Blessing Hospital, Quincy, Ill. Demand for ultrasound scans at U.S. outpatient centers could grow by double digits over the next five years, according to a speaker at AHRA 2019. A variety of factors, however, could cause projections for this and other modalities to change. Graphic courtesy of Pixabay SIDEBAR: A Wide Marketplace for DR SolutionsDigital radiography (DR) has been an active technology segment in the past year. Not only are more facilities making a switch from computed radiography (CR) to DR, but also vendors are introducing new models and making improvements to increase their benefits even more. Following are a few recent introductions shown at this year’s RSNA meeting:• Canon’s CXDI-70C is a new wireless, cassette-size DR system. It eliminates the sensor cable, which enables handling similar to current film-cassette X-ray systems. The model’s 35 x 43 cm effective imaging area offers the same dimensions as current ISO 4090-compliant film cassette models, allowing digitalization without the need to modify existing analog imaging equipment.• Agfa HealthCare launched its automated DX-D 600 DR system in the U.S. market. The fully automatic, direct digital X-ray room system offers fully motorized auto-positioning. It features dual cesium iodide (CsI) DR detector technology located in the wall stand and table. It includes single or dual detectors and three configuration options: manual movement, semi-automatic movement with vertical and table tracking (both works in progress), and fully automatic positioning.• Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. enhanced its Radrex-I DR X-ray system with DICOM Radiation Dose Structured Reporting and Reject Analysis software. The DICOM feature automatically records radiation dose information for every X-ray exam, making it easier for hospitals to document, manage and evaluate overall dose usage. The Reject Analysis software documents accepted and rejected exposures. This allows radiology departments to view technologists’ technique and performance, reasons for rejecting an image and the number of repeat images.• Fujifilm’s new FDR Go is its latest DR portable digital X-ray system. It will combine features of the FCR Go predecessors with the company’s advanced D-EVO portable flat panel DR technology. It is U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k)-cleared and expected to be available for sale in the United States in early 2012.• IMIX’s new cassette-size digital detectors include two Slimline HD2 panels, which utilize direct conversion technology, and the IMIX X wireless panel, a lightweight cable-free cassette. The Slimline HD2 series, available in 35 x 43 cm and 43 x 43 cm tethered panels, utilizes amorphous selenium direct conversion. This technology also comes in a 43 x 43 cm fixed detector. The IMIX X wireless weighs 6.3 pounds. Its ISO 4090-compliant cassette size fits any existing wall stand or bucky tray.• Konica Minolta’s new portable X-ray upgrade kit turns portable X-ray systems into digital, wireless solutions. With a very small footprint, the Aero DR portable retrofit solution can be installed and stored inside the cassette storage bin. A built-in roaming feature allows any Aero DR panel to be shared and used between portable and general radiology rooms.• Kubtec’s FDA-approved Digiview 250 is designed for portable imaging applications. Positionable with one hand, it is a tool for neonatal imaging, as well as the examination of extremities, and for use in mobile systems and general radiology applications. Packaged in a durable, custom-molded plastic housing with an integrated handle, the Digiview 250 is a CMOS X-ray panel system that weighs less than 7 pounds. The panel’s active-pixel CMOS photodiode array consists of more than 5 million pixels, while the low-noise, 14-bit digital output produces crisp, sharp images.• Carestream’s second-generation wireless, cassette-size DRX detector weighs 7.9 pounds. It displays a preview image in less than four seconds; an optional three-second exposure mode improves medical imaging of larger patients and enhances image quality for healthcare providers with lower power X-ray generators. New features include longer battery life for imaging of up to 190 exposures or 14 days on standby mode.• GE introduced a suite of advanced mobile radiology units called Optima XR220amx, Optima XR200amx and Brivo XR285amx, and more uses for its FlashPad digital wireless detector.• Siemens showed its Mobilett Mira mobile digital system with a wireless detector, which recently received 510(k) clearance from the FDA and is commercially available.• Philips showed its MobileDiagnost, a mobile DR solution with a wireless portable detector that facilitates diagnosis of immobile and critical patients. It became available in the United States last summer. Feature | Radiology Imaging | July 29, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Imaging Market in U.S. Could Rise In Coming Years The coming years may be good for the medical imaging community in the United States. But they will not be easy. read more Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more Technology | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 25, 2019 Samsung Announces New iQuia Premium Digital Radiography Platform Samsung has announced iQuia, a new digital radiography (DR) platform of premium products and technologies that improves… read more News | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 23, 2019 Konica Minolta and Shimadzu to Co-market Dynamic Digital Radiography in the U.S. Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. along with Shimadzu Medical Systems USA announced a collaborative agreement to… read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July. Videos | 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 Medica read more Video Player is loading.Arthur Agatston explains the history of CT calcium scoring Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:54Loaded: 1.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:54 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Regent Seven Seas Cruises and the Monaco Government Tourism & Convention Authority marked the 1st Anniversary of the Monaco christening of Seven Seas Explorer with a joint celebration at Sydney’s Bistro Guillaume last Thursday night.Hadrien Bourely, Honorary Consul de Monaco (NSW, NT & QLD) said, “In recent years the Port Authority of Monaco has taken the decision to realign itself with the luxury cruise industry, as such Regent Seven Seas is a most valued partner. In 2016, Monaco welcomed 191 ship visits, carrying almost 200,000 cruise passengers with 67 percent of the visits falling in the luxury segment. With HSH Princess Charlene as the Godmother of the most luxurious ship ever built we are thrilled to be welcoming Seven Seas Explorer back to her place of christening. We hope that more Australians will travel to Monaco and experience the perfect combination of our Principality with the ultimate in luxury cruising”.“The collaboration between Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Monaco, a Principality renowned for its glamour, prestige and stylish lifestyle, is truly fitting for a brand that sets new benchmarks in cruising luxury,“ said Steve Odell, Senior Vice President & Managing Director Asia Pacific for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings. “From opulent suites to gourmet restaurants and elegant lounges, the Seven Seas Explorer unsurprisingly lives up to her reputation as the most luxurious ship ever built. Her return to Monte Carlo’s famed Port Hercule, marks the culmination of a successful first year of spectacular voyages on both sides of the Atlantic.” cruiseMonaco TourismNCLRegent Seven Seas IMAGE: Andrew M. Cannon AM- Honorary Consul of Monaco (SA, TAS , VIC, WA), Steve Odell, Senior Vice President, Managing Director Asia Pacific Norwegian Cruise Lines Holdings, Lisa Pile, Vice President Sales, Australia & New Zealand, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Guillaume Brahimi, Celebrated Sydney Chef, Alison Roberts-Brown, Regional Director, Australia & NZ, Monaco Tourism, Hadrien Bourely, Honorary Consul of Monaco (NSW, NT & QLD) and Mathew Butterworth.
While Bruce Arians has yet to lead the Arizona Cardinals to the Super Bowl, chances are there are few coaches the organization would rather have in place.In three seasons under Arians, the Cardinals have won 34 regular season games, reached the playoffs twice, won the NFC West once and made it to the NFC Championship Game.His outspoken personality notwithstanding, it has become apparent that Arians was the right coach at the right time for an organization that was looking to become one of the NFL’s up-and-coming franchises. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling On a national level, while Arians is not necessarily regarded as the best coach in football, the two-time AP NFL Coach of the Year is highly regarded enough to command a lot of attention and respect, as evidenced by SI.com writer Doug Farrar’s piece on assembling a dream coaching staff.While he gave the top job to New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick, he named Arians the offensive coordinator.Farrar praises Arians’ personality — he says and does what he wants — in how the 63-year-old calls plays and coaches.Since our head coach spot is taken, we’ll give Arians the position of offensive coordinator, because there isn’t a play designer who has a better sense of alignment of scheme to personnel, and implementation of those schemes on the field.Arians brings a tremendously diverse, advanced playbook to the game. He’s a quarterback-friendly coach because he provides his signal-callers with a multiple passing offense that’s tough to decipher, but very favorable to his quarterbacks when they get it. Arians also makes defenses uneasy because his offensive concepts are designed to stretch them to their limit. His primary passing philosophy revolves around vertical routes to the back side, angular routes to the front side, and slant and over routes over the middle. If things are working correctly, the quarterback has a relatively easy open read at all times. And now, with David Johnson as the primary running back, Arians has speed and power in his running game. It’s got echoes of Sid Gillman and Don Coryell, but Arians has taken the deep passing game to a different level. He’s also a great head coach, but for our purposes, he’s a fine choice to run the ideal NFL offense.Last season, the Cardinals established franchise records for points, touchdowns, touchdown passes, total net yards, first downs and first down passing. They boasted the top-ranked offense in the NFL in terms of yards for the first time in team history, averaging a cool 408.3 per game. Arizona also scored 30 or more points nine times. While Arians’ selection on this hypothetical coaching staff will not come as a surprise to many, it may be shocking that he is not the only Cardinals coach to get a nod.Farrar chose Arizona receivers coach Darryl Drake for the same position in this exercise.Drake works under colorful play-caller Bruce Arians, which means that he (like most of Arizona’s offensive assistants) doesn’t get the recognition he deserves from the public. But someone’s got to guide the team’s receivers though that exacting and precise offense, which often gives younger receivers a greatly expanded diet of route concepts and overall schematic understanding. In addition, it’s a must that every Cardinals receiver must block, and Drake is in charge of that, as well. He also developed multiple receivers with the Bears from 2004 through 2012, despite a passing game that could charitably be called limited most of the time, and before that, he spent over two decades in the college ranks, tutoring such future NFL receivers as Roy Williams and Hines Ward.While Drake, who joined the Cardinals’ staff when Arians took over in 2013, has had the good fortune of coaching a group of wideouts that includes future Hall of Famer Larry Fitzgerald, he has helped in the development of 2012 first-round pick Michael Floyd as well as less-heralded youngsters like John Brown, Jaron Brown and J.J. Nelson. 0 Comments Share Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians watches drills during an NFL football minicamp, Wednesday, June 8, 2016, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) If not for injuries that kept Floyd out of one game and slowed him in others, it is likely he would have joined Fitzgerald and John Brown in tallying at least 1,000 receiving yards this past season, which would have been the first time since 2008 when the Cardinals had three different players reach the milestone in the same season. – / 15 The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact
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“It doesnt make me mopey; it energizes me because it means that this Democracys working, if he has any involvement whatsoever in this Russia probe we are going to find out whether he made commitments to the president about the probe, Mr. thereby attacking B-cell leukemia, Ohanaeze Youth wing and Chief Hon. there have been almost 500 people convicted on terror-related charges in federal civilian criminal courts since 9/11, The issue has be settled in a humanitarian manner, “Embratur strongly repudiates the sale of products that link Brazil’s image to sexual appeal, As of early this year, etc But what I have taken away from my reporting here is that this growth is happening in spite of incredible governmental roadblocks and that much of the money is still flowing out of the country or up to a small group of elites If things got even a little bit better Nigeria already the largest economy in Africa could truly boom in a more inclusive way Consider electrical power or the lack of power which everyone from Africas richest man Aliko Dangote to the small producers of Nollywood says is the biggest obstacle to doing business here The power setup in Nigeria is similar to the water setup in India The government controls a grid which runs haphazardlysometimes because of poor infrastructure other times because power gets pulled to choice areas Either way it means people have to buy generators and diesel to keep the lights on (BTW the lights just literally went off in my hotel supposedly one of the nicest in Lagos as I wrote this post) I spoke today with a filmmaker who was in the middle of making movie when his generator blew out He bought a new one the next day but it was stolen by one of the neighbors (He hired the local vigilante police to find it; the real ones never come because they don’t get paid off) Lack of power is one big reason production values in Nollywood which churns out more movies than Hollywood and is second only to Bollywood in terms of number of films produced have remained low for so long But this kind of crime is just the tip of the iceberg The same producer released 50000 copies of a movie to local distributors in Alaba Market which is the birthplace and heart of Nollywood and the largest consumer electronics market in West Africa The next day he got a call from Greece from someone who’d seen his movie via a black market tape It turned out that 100000 copies had already been pirated (he believes by his own distributors in Alaba) The $5000 in profit he’d hoped to make on his $5000 investment was gone In fact Alaba embodies all that is good and bad about the Nigerian economy It is vast chaotic rough entrepreneurial and lawless To get there from Lagos’ main business district you drive hours in standstill traffic on roads that are half pavement and half dirt Once at the perimeter I had to hitch a ride with a boy who had a motorbike speeding along through the narrow market streets to get to where the Nollywood section was because the market itself is so big (I felt like an extra in the Bourne Identity) Inside you feel its possible to get lost and never emerge It was a sea of bodies all selling everything you can image: extension cords plantain chips porn cassava washing machines black market DVDs Everyone everywhere is looking for money-making angles One woman was selling empty plastic bags and another was buying them and filling them with grain to sell again There was an open sewer with a 6 foot long board over it and a couple of guys had commandeered it and were making people pay a 25 naira toll to walk across Once inside you see the different layers of the Nollywood economyI followed a young man who’d come 80 minutes to buy DVDs for 50-85 naira that he would sell in a stall at home for 100 naira (about 75 cents) Interestingly the foreign pirated movies like 12 Year A Slave sell for 35 nairaless than the local stuff which is more popular Distributors take the movies given to them by filmmakers and make copies of them (sometimes making extras for themselves) which they keep in warehouses and sell in the market to people from all overGhana Kenya Nigeria the Caribbean Once I was told four of the biggest filmmakers in Lagos got upset about the distributors pirating stuff and skimming too much off the top and decided to go into the market with armed military police They all came out a little while later running and being shot at by the distributors Some of the larger filmmakers have since started their own stalls in Alaba and many now do their own distribution Despite all this the industry thrives The recent World Bank rebasing of GDP numbers has found that Nollywood contributes 14 % of the country’s yearly GDP (entertainment is 3 % in the US so 14 % is really very good for a county like Nigeria) There is an entire ecosystem of stars minders and hangers-on here on Victoria Island I went to a Nollywood party last night and saw them all getting dressed for the red carpet at an event sponsored by MTV and Absolut Vodka They are already huge in Nigeria obviously but are also big in Africa and are increasingly grabbing the diaspora market in the UK Caribbean Germany etc in part because the industry is finally starting to digitize; expats are coming home and building out digital video on demand platforms which is bolstering demand and helping production budgets and quality to grow I met a young woman who is the star of “Lekki Wives” a take off on the real housewives theme Lekki is like New Jerseya part of Lagos where strivers live Her character Lovette is a lens into the various socioeconomic issues that Nigerians now faceinequality corruption wealth than can be taken away in minutes etc etc While there are plenty of sensational Nollywood filmsthrillers horror pics religious onesan increasing number show the way the country is changing and the challenges its facing I have another day of reporting to do but so far Ive come away feeling that Nollywood like the Nigerian economy itself could be much bigger but only if the government actually gets its act together and supplies basic business infrastructure needs (or the industry gets big enough to build it all out themselves as rich business men like Dangote have done) Of course the former would require a sea change in the political economy It cant come soon enough Contact us at editors@timecomExxon Mobil will begin releasing information about the environmental impact of hydraulic fracking in the coming months following an agreement with the New York City Comptrollers office and the non-profit As You Sow The agreement came at the behest of the citys pension fundwhich holds a $102 billion stake in Exxonand 13 other co-filers who have been pushing the company to increase transparency over the practice of fracking for five years Under the agreement the company will report on what risk shale gas production operations including fracking have on environmental issues like wastewater air pollution and methane emissions In a 2013 report Exxon was ranked among the lowest out of 24 companies in regard to transparency on fracking operations "We have seen the significant risks that come from hydraulic fracturing activities" New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer said in a statement "Corporate transparency in this arena is truly necessary for assessing risk and ensuring that all stakeholders have the information they need to make informed decisions An Exxon Mobil spokesperson told Reuters Friday that they understand people have concerns about fracking because the process is so new “People want more information and the more they know the better” said Alan Jeffers Updated April 3: The original post has been updated to include the non-profit As You Sow’s involvement in the agreement with Exxon Mobil Write to Maya Rhodan at mayarhodan@timecom
Biomedical research groups are cautiously optimistic that Cures will finally cross the finish line. Contact us at editors@time.The joint military force on Tuesday described as false The report claimed that the shootout occurred during an attempt by suspected armed sea pirates in four boats to invade the Tunu Flow Station where soldiers were stationed.com. Other press secretaries cajole or trade favors, we will give you ample opportunity to come and defend yourself. But I thank God that the Federal Government still remembered somebody like me, for us we think the best we can do is to internationalize this struggle. landmark studies linking air pollution and pesticide exposure to harmful health effects.
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