FIRED AUTHOR STEVEN GALLOWAY AWARDED 167000 IN DAMAGES FROM UBC

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Steven Galloway, the author and former chair of the University of British Columbia’s creative writing program, has been awarded $167,000 in damages for statements that violated his privacy rights. The damages are in connection with two grievances filed after he was terminated in 2016 amid allegations of misconduct.“UBC accepts the decision of the arbitrator appointed to look into two grievances filed by the Faculty Association on behalf of Steven Galloway,” the university said Friday in a short statement to the Star.Galloway is the author of the books The Cellist of Sarajevo, which was nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, among others, and The Confabulist, which was shortlisted for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize.center_img The grievances were heard by arbitrator John B. Hall. The first, dated Dec. 9, 2015, was filed after UBC announced in a memo sent out to students that Galloway was being suspended. It referred to “serious allegations” against him but did not give specifics, fuelling speculation. It noted there would be an investigation. Login/Register With: Author Steven Galloway was awarded damages as a result of two grievances filed by the UBC faculty association on his behalf. (KIM STALLKNECHT) Twitterlast_img read more

Sudan protesters defiant after aborted bids to clear army HQ sitin

first_imgKhartoum: Thousands of defiant Sudanese protesters remained camped outside army headquarters for a fourth day Tuesday, after security forces abandoned two separate attempts to disperse them when soldiers fired in the air, witnesses said. Chanting “freedom, freedom,” crowds of men and women, who had spent the night camped outside Khartoum’s sprawling complex that also houses the president’s residence, urged top brass to back them in ending Omar al-Bashir’s three decades of iron-fisted tule. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US It is the largest rally since protests erupted following a three-fold increase in bread prices in December, before mushrooming into nationwide demonstrations demanding that Bashir step down. Early on Tuesday, members of the National Intelligence and Security Service and riot police fired tear gas at the protesters in an abortive bid to disperse their sit-in, protest movement organisers said. “There was heavy firing of tear gas after which army soldiers opened the gates of the compound for protesters to enter,” a witness told AFP. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls “A few minutes later a group of soldiers fired gunshots in the air to push back the security forces who were firing tear gas.” A second witness too said soldiers had intervened against the security force agents. Since the protests erupted in December, the armed forces have remained on the sidelines even as security agents and riot police have cracked down. Demonstrators have called on the army to protect them from the deadly crackdown, during their four days camped outside its headquarters. Later a group of soldiers returned to the complex with a body in their pick-up truck, witnesses said. “What is the price of martyrs?” shouted the demonstrators as the vehicle entered. It was not immediately clear whose body it was. Hours later, security forces made a second attempt to clear the sit-in, witnesses said. They fired tear gas and shot in the air as they approached the area, witnesses said, adding that soldiers intervened again firing guns in the air. Footage obtained by AFP in Paris shows a similar attempt by security agents on Monday to clear the sit-in, which also had to be abandoned after troops intervened. The images show troops firing machine-guns as protesters run in groups, some taking shelter behind army vehicles and chanting “Allahu Akbar (God is Greatest)”. Defence Minister General Awad Ibnouf vowed that the army would prevent any slide into chaos. “Sudan’s armed forces understand the reasons for the demonstrations and is not against the demands and aspirations of the citizens, but it will not allow the country to fall into chaos,” Ibnouf said on Monday, according to the official SUNA news agency. In a separate statement, army chief of staff Kamal Abdelmarouf said the military was “discharging its responsibility in securing and protecting citizens.” Officials say 38 people have died in protest-related violence since December. Interior Minister Bushara Juma said seven protesters died and 15 were wounded on Saturday when forces tried to disperse them. He said 42 security personnel were injured and 2,496 arrests made. The umbrella group spearheading the protests appealed to the army on Monday for talks on forming a transitional government. “We call on the Sudanese armed forces to talk directly with the Alliance for Freedom and Change for facilitating the peaceful process of forming a transitional government,” said Omar el-Digeir, a senior member of the group. Digeir said the protest organisers had formed a council to open talks aimed at agreeing a “transitional government that represents the wish of the revolution”. Reading from a statement, he also called on the armed forces “to withdraw their support for a regime that has lost its legitimacy” and to support the “people’s alternative for a transition to a civilian democratic government”. The rally outside army headquarters has been the largest since protests began on December 19. The European Union said an “unprecedented” number of people had come out calling for change since Saturday. “The people of Sudan have shown remarkable resilience in the face of extraordinary obstacles over many years,” the EU’s External Action Service said. “Their trust must be won through concrete action by the government.” The protesters accuse Bashir’s administration of economic mismanagement that has led to soaring food prices and chronic shortages of fuel and foreign currency. After a meeting chaired by Bashir on Sunday, Sudan’s security council said the demands of the protesters “have to be heard”. Bashir, wanted by the Hague-based International Criminal Court on charges of war crimes and genocide connected with the suppression of a now 16-year-old ethnic minority rebellion in the western region of Darfur, took power in an Islamist-backed coup in 1989. He has responded to the unrest with tough measures that have seen protesters, opposition leaders, activists and journalists arrested.last_img read more

Taylor Swifts 1989 World Tour tops Pollstars 2015 list with 2504M grossed

Taylor Swift’s ‘1989 World Tour’ tops Pollstar’s 2015 list with $250.4M grossed; AC/DC is 2nd by Mesfin Fekadu, The Associated Press Posted Dec 31, 2015 11:12 am MDT Last Updated Dec 31, 2015 at 2:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In a Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015 file photo, Taylor Swift accepts the award for video of the year for “Bad Blood” at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater, in Los Angeles. Swift’s star-studded “1989 World Tour” topped Pollstar’s list of worldwide tours of the year, grossing $250.4 million. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File) NEW YORK, N.Y. – Taylor Swift’s star-studded “1989 World Tour” topped Pollstar’s list of worldwide tours of the year, grossing $250.4 million.Swift’s tour grossed $70 million more than the No.2 tour of the year, AC/DC’s “Rock or Bust World Tour,” which brought in $180 million.One Direction, U2 and Foo Fighters rounded out the Top 5 tours of the year.Swift’s stadium tour featured songs from her bestselling “1989” album, including “Bad Blood” and “Blank Space.” The tour also featured guest appearances from various musicians, actors, athletes and models, from Mick Jagger to Julia Roberts to Kobe Bryant and Heidi Klum.Ticket prices for her tour averaged at $110.50.Kevin Hart’s comedy tour was a white-hot success, grossing $82.2 million and coming in at No.12. “Violetta,” the Disney-Latin America telenovela that films in Buenos Aires, Argentina, is No. 15 on the list after grossing $76.8 million. The “Violetta Live International Tour,” which features cast members including show star Martina Stoessel, performed a number of concerts in Spain, France, Mexico, Argentina and Italy.The rest of the Top 20 spots went to musicians. Garth Brooks came in at No. 9; The Rolling Stones at No. 10; Madonna at No. 11; Paul McCartney at No. 13; and Neil Diamond at No. 20.____Online:http://www.pollstar.com/news_article.aspx?ID=822098 read more

Fisherman vendor jailed for break and enter

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedBrazilian National admits to stealing from roommate; Jailed for 12 monthsJune 19, 2014In “Crime”Nine months jail for handyman for stealing toolsDecember 7, 2018In “Court”24 months jail for intruder who fell asleep during robberyJuly 9, 2018In “Court” A duo was earlier today (Friday) jailed for 24 months each when they appeared before City Magistrate, Judy Latchman at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts charged for breaking and entering.Jailed: Mark Angus42-year old Mark Angus of New Amsterdam and 27-year-old Toby Singh of West Coast  Demerara (WCD) accepted that they broke and entered the Paradise Hotel and stole cement and tools with a total value of $40,060 between January 3-4 2018.According to Police Prosecutor, Gordon Mansfield, at around 17:00hrs on the day in question, the Virtual Complainant (VC), Leon Gorbedan secured his hotel, which was under construction and proceeded to his home.Jailed: Toby SinghHowever, upon his return the following day he found that the above mentioned items were missing. He subsequently went to the Brickdam Police Station to file a report but upon his arrival, he was shown the said missing items by Police which he identified as his property.Angus and Singh had already been apprehended by Police with the said items in their possession.In handing down the sentence, Latchman told the defendants that they need to work hard for what they want to achieve. She also revealed that considering the prevalence and seriousness of the offense, she will be sentencing them to 24 months each imprisonment. read more

Tempête Xynthia lEtat accorde 3 millions deuros daide aux victimes

first_imgTempête Xynthia : l’Etat accorde 3 millions d’euros d’aide aux victimes France – Nicolas Sarkozy a promis de débloquer 3 millions d’euros pour venir en aide aux sinistrés de la tempête Xynthia. Le président a par ailleurs annoncé qu’il signerait dès demain les arrêtés de catastrophe naturelle, jour où devrait également être rétablie l’électricité dans les communes touchées.Nicolas Sarkozy a annoncé lundi aux élus de l’Aiguillon-sur-Mer, commune de Charente-Maritime particulièrement dévastée par la tempête Xynthia, qu’il signerait mardi les arrêtés de catastrophe naturelle.Face aux dégâts causés par cette très violente tempête, qui a touché une grande partie de la France, le chef de l’État a également promis qu’un crédit d’urgence serait rapidement débloqué pour les régions sinistrées. “C’est une catastrophe nationale, un drame humain avec bilan épouvantable” a déploré Nicolas Sarkozy tandis que les derniers bilans font état de 50 victimes.Le président a par ailleurs confié au ministre de l’Écologie Jean-Louis Borloo l’élaboration d'”un plan digues”, et ademandé la création d’une mission d’inspection de l’Intérieur et de l’Équipement qui devra remettre un rapport dans les dix jours “pour comprendre ce qu’il s’est passé”.S’interrogeantsur la politique d’urbanisme dans les départements dévastés par la tempête Xynthia, Nicolas Sarkozy estime que “si ce n’est pas le moment de commencer les polémiques”, il n’est pas question de transiger avec le droit à la sécurité. Et le président de promettre aux élus locaux qu’il reviendrait avant l’été en Vendée et en Charente-Maritime afin de tirer les “conclusions structurelles de ce qu’il faut faire”, notamment en matière d’urbanisme.Le 1 mars 2010 à 15:40 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Salmon Creek memory care facility uses music therapy

first_imgDaniel Maruyama sits in the center of a circle of residents, tapping his feet, playing his guitar and singing. Maruyama, and nearly 20 residents at The Hampton at Salmon Creek, a memory care facility in Vancouver, are just getting warmed up during their weekly Wednesday music therapy session. The 32-year-old Maruyama plays “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” “This Little Light of Mine,” and a handful of other classics before tambourines and shakers are passed out about 20 minutes into the hourlong session earlier this month.“You ready, Roger?” Maruyama cheerily asks one of the residents. The residents shake and tap their instruments as Maruyama plays “When the Saints Go Marching In” and “You Ain’t Nothing but a Hound Dog.” The session is fairly simple, but its benefits are helpful. There’s a growing body of research that shows performing and practicing music can help contain the effects of aging and diseases of the brain. Learning new music can strengthen connections in the brain and improve myelin, a covering around the nerve cells in brains, research shows. That can help conduct nerve impulses at higher speeds, and enhance communications between different areas in the brain.last_img read more

Emery praises young Arsenal star Emile Smith Rowe

first_imgArsenal manager Unai Emery was full of praise for rising young star Emile Smith Rowe after his stunning goal in their 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid on ThursdayThe 17-year-old started for the Gunners in Singapore and cancelled out Luciano Vietto’s opener by scoring a remarkable goal.While the International Champions Cup game ended in a penalty shoot-out defeat for Arsenal, Emery was left impressed by what he was from Smith Rowe after handing the youngster his first senior start for the club two days before his 18th birthday“He is 17 years old but he has grown up in the academy and we need to give the young players the opportunity to work with us every day and play matches like today,” said Emery, according to Sky Sports.“They are working hard in training to be involved with the first team.“Today I am very happy with his work on the pitch, but not only today. It’s every day. He’s starting today’s match because his performances have been good in every training session.”Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.The Spaniard also gave a chance to other young players in Reiss Nelson, Jordi Osei-Tutu and Eddie Nketiah.“I think this is the moment for the young players to show quality like Emile did. Historically, Arsenal has worked with young players to give them the chance to work with the first team, for them to show their quality in each match,” continued Emery.“I think that every player played well in this game, against a big team.“For Smith Rowe to score is very good for him and the team. What’s important for us is that every young player is working very hard.”Next up for Arsenal is another pre-season match against Emery’s former employers Paris Saint-Germain on Saturday.last_img read more

ASA Presents Top Awards at Banquet During Commodity Classic

first_imgMurphy and Top Recruiter Jim Kukowski. Murphy and Top Recruiter Marvin Wahl. Murphy and Special Meritorious Award winner Lyle Roberts. Murphy and Lifetime Achievement Award-Membership winner Kent Hodel. Murphy and Top Recruiter Tommy Hines. Danny MurphyClose to 900 ASA members and supporters from across the country gathered at the ASA Awards Banquet on March 1 at Commodity Classic in Kissimmee, Fla. The emcee for the evening was Cromwell Ag Radio Network Farm Director Jeff Nalley and entertainment was provided by nationally recognized country music singer Michael Peterson.ASA President Danny Murphy presented top recruiting awards to: Jim Kukowski (Minn.);Marvin Wahl (Kan.); and Tommy Hines (Va.) for their outstanding achievements in helping farmers to learn about and join ASA.center_img The ASA Lifetime Achievement Award-Membership Focus was presented to Illinois farmerKent Hodel, who has worked part-time for the Illinois Soybean Association for more than two decades doing outreach and education.The ASA Lifetime Achievement Award-Association Focus was presented to South Dakota farmer Bob Metz, an ASA past-President (2005-06) whose contributions to his state soybean association and ASA have been far-reaching and significant.The ASA Special Meritorious Service Award was presented to Lyle Roberts, retired CEO of the Illinois Soybean Association. Roberts was part of Illinois agriculture for 40 years, helped create ASA’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health, and founded the Council on Food and Agricultural Research. Jeff Nalley Murphy and Lifetime Achievement Award-Association winner Bob Metz.(ASA photos by Jim Spelios) The ASA Awards Banquet was sponsored by USB/Soy Checkoff, DuPont-Pioneer and Novozymes BioAg.last_img read more

Tolling bill survives 2nd cutoff deadline

first_imgA bill to let the state’s transportation commission create tolls for a new Interstate 5 bridge over the Columbia River is alive and well after the Tuesday bill cutoff deadline in Olympia. Legislation to prevent government contracting abuses advanced to the next step, too.Tuesday marked the final day that proposals were heard in fiscal or transportation committees in their house of origin. One of the surviving bills is House Bill 2676, which would give the Washington State Transportation Commission the authority to make tolling decisions for the Columbia River Crossing. Companion legislation already passed out of committee in the Senate.Rep. Ann Rivers, R-La Center, added an amendment to the House bill that would forbid tolling on Interstate 205. During a Monday hearing on the bill, state transportation officials said they do not plan to toll I-205 because they don’t expect a large number of drivers to divert to I-205 to avoid tolls. They also said they need state permission to toll the Columbia River Crossing in order to have a better chance at scoring federal funding for the project.Rivers, who voted in support of the legislation, said she still has doubts about the project. “My yes vote should not be construed in any way as supporting tolls or in favor of the project as it stands today,” she said. Also surviving is House Bill 2452, which would set better guidelines that all state agencies must follow when choosing a government contract. The bill was proposed in the House by Rep. Sharon Wylie, D-Vancouver. It also would create a website to make it easier for small businesses to bid on contracts and submit paperwork to the state.last_img read more

Longview Fibre sold for 103 billion

first_imgCompany headquarters: Northbrook, Ill.Stock exchange: Traded on New York Stock Exchange under the symbol KS. KapStone closed at $35.04.Net income: Net income for the first quarter of 2013 was $18 million, or 38 cents a share; that’s up from $10 million in the fourth quarter of 2012 and $16 million in the first quarter of 2012.Chairman and CEO: Roger StoneLongview Fibre Paper & Packaging has been sold for $1.03 billion to KapStone Paper & Packaging Corp., an Illinois company with paper container and packaging mills spread across the south, the companies jointly announced Monday morning.KapStone will buy Longview Fibre from private-equity fund Brookfield Capital Partners II — which is managed by Brookfield Asset Management Inc. — in a debt-free deal.Brookfield, which turned the money-losing Longview mill into a profitable, expanding enterprise since purchasing it in 2007, has had Fibre on the sales block for more than a year. Many other potential buyers had been looking at Fibre.Shares of Kapstone, which were halted ahead of the news, rose 10 percent to $32.75 in recent trading. The stock has more than doubled over the past year.last_img read more

Local Firefighters Support Efforts On Peninsula Wildfires

first_imgThis work is in addition to ensuring the safety of our local communities. Currently CES staffs five stations, covering over 1,000 miles of service area and 61 linear miles of highway from the south end to the north end of their response area.In a social media post CES stated: “Our crews have staffed the fire for 31 days and counting during two different assignments using multiple apparatus with over 1,000 man hours expended. To those communities affected by this fire, we stand in protection of you and yours.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Local Central Emergency Firefighters have been working to support the suppression efforts on the Swan Lake Fire, and on the Caribou Lake Fire, Kachemak Emergency Services has stepped up to offer assistance. Public Information Officer Sarah Saarloos: “We have about 30 firefighters working the Caribou Fire. That is a mix of smoke jumpers, the Redding Hotshots, and a lot of support from the Kachemak Emergency Services. Having that local knowledge has been a big support on helping to protect those structures out there.”  The Caribou Lake Fire was reported Monday. It is 23 miles northeast of Homer. The now 848 acre fire is a little over a mile to the northwest of Caribou Lake and is burning in the area of the 2007 Caribou Hills Fire. Crews are volunteering their time to offer additional support to the continued efforts on all three major fires burning on the Kenai Peninsula.last_img read more

Mysterious UFO lights appear in China conspiracy theorists speculate arrival of aliens

first_imgBannedbook.org/ET Data BasePopular conspiracy theorist and self-proclaimed alien researcher Scott C Waring, on his website ET Data Base, has now shared a creepy video that shows some mysterious UFO lights in the skies of China. The story about this creepy sky sighting was initially shared on the internet by a Chinese website named ‘Bannedbook.org’, but it gained popularity only after it was shared by Scott C Waring.In the website post, Scott C Waring revealed that several bright lights, possibly multiple UFOs, hovered in the skies of Beijing in night skies. The self-proclaimed alien researcher also made it clear that the UFOs not only appeared in the skies of Beijing but also in other regions of the country.”The lights caught the attention of most of Beijing, but it was seen by people that were 100 km away! That means the UFOs went to many locations, not just over Beijing. The light is lumpy and contained. That means its not a spotlight from the ground. A spotlight would spread the light evenly in all areas and cannot make lumps like this in the clouds. The lights suddenly appear as a group of spots, and then spreads into a plurality of spots, and moves quickly, sometimes ring-shaped, and sometimes resembles a pattern, and sometimes becomes another irregular pattern,” wrote Waring on his website.As the video uploaded by Waring went viral on the internet, many people have started arguing that this UFO sighting is authentic proof of alien existence. These alien buffs believe that extraterrestrials from deep space used to visit the earth to monitor human activities.Interestingly, the shape of the UFO that appeared in China seems very similar to the unidentified flying object that appeared a few months back in Baji California. The clip from Baji California was uploaded to YouTube by Tyler Glockner who runs the YouTube channel ‘Secureteam10’, and the conspiracy theorist revealed that eyewitnesses had live-streamed the UFO sighting on Instagram.However, experts have dismissed the alien connection associated with these sightings, and they claim that it might be spotlighted on the ground which is often misinterpreted as UFOs.last_img read more

Military Plane Crash Kills 16 In Mississippi

first_img Share Jimmy Taylor/APSmoke and flames rise where a military transport plane crashed near Itta Bena, Miss., on Monday, killing at least 16.Updated 10:20 a.m. ETA Marine Corps refueling tanker crashed Monday afternoon in a field 85 miles north of Jackson, Miss., killing 16 service members.The KC-130 transport aircraft took off from the Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point in eastern North Carolina, the Corps said in a statement. Federal Aviation Administration officials contacted the Corps when the aircraft disappeared from radar over Mississippi. The cause of the crash is not yet known, and an investigation is underway.A USMC KC-130 crashed in Mississippi on July 10, killing 16 service members.More: https://t.co/ByvyT4CJgS Follow @MarForRes for updates. pic.twitter.com/ju9ym4plAv— U.S. Marines (@USMC) July 11, 2017Marine Capt. John Roberts told the Associated Press that the plane was part of the Marine Forces Reserve headquartered in New Orleans, under the command of the 4th Marine Air Wing.The Corps said identities of those killed are being withheld while their families are notified.LeFlore County Emergency Management Director Fred Randle told the AP that 16 bodies had been recovered from the crash site in a soybean field in Itta Bena, Miss.Officials told The Clarion-Ledger that the crash had strewn debris over a 5-mile radius.Witness Andy Jones told the AP he saw the plane spiral into the ground.“Jones said he was working on his family’s catfish farm just before 4 p.m. when he heard a boom and looked up to see the plane corkscrewing downward with one engine smoking.” ‘You looked up and you saw the plane twirling around,’ he said. ‘It was spinning down.’“Jones said the plane hit the ground behind some trees in a soybean field, and by the time he and others reached the crash site, fires were burning too intensely to approach the wreckage. The force of the crash nearly flattened the plane, Jones said.” ‘Beans are about waist-high, and there wasn’t much sticking out above the beans,’ he said.”Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant posted a message of sympathy on his Facebook page, saying, “Please join Deborah and me in praying for those hurting after this tragedy.”The New York Times reports that the FBI is sending employees to assist with the investigation, although authorities do not suspect foul play.The KC-130J Hercules aircraft is used for “air-to-air refueling, rapid ground refueling and logistic support,” including transportation of troops or cargo, according to a Navy fact sheet.Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more

Arrests for possession of dagga and stolen property

first_imgCloser to home, Ezakheni and Ekuvukeni police arrested four men and a woman for being in possession of suspected stolen property. All the suspects were found to be in possession of stolen property or were found to have been associated with the theft of property which took place last month.Information from the public resulted in the arrest of the suspects.Ekuvukeni police also arrested two men, aged 30 and 35, for being in possession of suspected stolen property. The incident took place on Sunday morning when a man left his vehicle idling and went inside a house. While in the house, he heard his vehicle driving off. He rushed outside to find two men driving away in his vehicle.A case was opened at Ekuvukeni SAPS and the two men were later arrested after crashing the vehicle. Two men, aged 21 and 25, appeared in the Bergville Magistrate’s Court yesterday (September 5) for possession of dagga.They were arrested in the Dukuza area of Upper Tugela during a stop and search operation held on Friday.The suspects were found in possession of 12.6kg of loose dagga which has an estimated street value of about R19,000.Four other suspects, aged between 41 and 44, have also appeared in the Estcourt Magistrate’s Court. The four were arrested in similar incidents in the Kwa Dlamini and Dutch areas of Ntabamhlope, as well as the Emnyangeni and Emakekeni areas of Amangwe (Loskop).One of the four was found in possession of over 14kg of dagga, while the others were found with smaller amounts of dagga, the smallest of which is two grams.The street value of the recovered dagga is estimated at about R22,500. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more

Toshibas Aquilion One Genesis CT Offers New Advances for Emergency Department Imaging

first_img Videos | 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… read more October 2, 2017 — Healthcare providers now have access to fast and safe emergency department (ED) computed tomography (CT) imaging with enhancements to the Aquilion One/Genesis Edition from Toshiba Medical, a Canon Group company. The enhancement to the premium CT system now offers Model-Based Iterative Reconstruction (MBIR), which significantly improves low-contrast detectability and high-contrast spatial resolution with Toshiba Medical’s FIRST MBIR, as well as workflow and efficiency tools.New clinical, operational and safety enhancements include:Quick Whole Body Scanning: Toshiba Medical’s exclusive three-phase Variable Helical Pitch (vHP3)* helps clinicians assess the whole body more confidently with just one scan, according to the company. vHP3 allows for scanning three different parameters and helical pitch setting within distinct anatomical areas, in a single breath, with one contrast injection, improving image quality and workflow while potentially reducing IV contrast and radiation dose;Helps Clinicians Possibly Diagnose Early Stroke Sooner: Neuro FIRST MBIR improves high-contrast spatial resolution and low contrast detectability in the brain, opening doors for the possibility of seeing early signs of stroke with CT; andFast Scans with Automated Table Positioning: SUREPosition accurately centers the patient within the gantry without clinicians having to physically adjust the patient or repeat a scanogram.The Aquilion One/Genesis Edition offers dynamic volume CT imaging ideal for trauma and life-threatening conditions like heart disease and stroke. The system features an optimized beam spectrum based on PUREViSION Optics, combined with PUREViSION Detector and FIRST (MBIR) reconstruction, offering superior image detail and resolution and up to 82.4 percent** dose reduction. Additionally, the system features SURESubtraction iodine mapping for routine exams, such as liver or oncology exams.For more information: www.medical.toshiba.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. 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San José holds fourth PechaKucha

first_imgNo related posts. Sonámbulo performed at the finale of this year’s PechaKucha. Hundreds of people packed into the sixth floor of the parking structure on Avenida Escazú Wednesday night to see some of San José’s creative talent on display. Called PechaKucha, the event was the fourth of its kind; the first took place in 2007.PechaKucha is series of presentations involving 20 images each displayed for 20 seconds, while someone discusses creative work. The first PechaKucha Night was held in Tokyo, Japan, in 2003 and the term PechaKucha stems from the Japanese sound of conversation (“chit chat”). It was received so well that more than 580 cities now host nights of creative ingenuity every year. The cities include Miami, Amsterdam, Bogota, London, and Tel Aviv. Chris Rey Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Klein Dytham Architecture conceived the rapid-fire format for young designers, photographers and anyone with a creative idea to meet, network, and present their work to the public. The idea was to keep things to the point. According to PechaKucha’s website, “Give a microphone and some images to an architect – or most creative people for that matter – and they’ll go on forever! Give PowerPoint to anyone else and they have the same problem.”If you were thinking that the event sounds like TED Talks, you would be wrong on at least one count. Because anyone is allowed to present at PechaKucha nights, the format is considered “bottom up,” while TED Talks are “top down.”During San José’s fourth installation of PechaKucha Night, creative topics ranged from photography to the art of making beer to independent film-making. Juan Carlos Abarca presented photos of his sculpture work, which focused on the need to communicate, practicality and symmetry. One of his sculptures on display was a tortured-looking creature composed of rusted metal. This year’s event also shined for the craft beer provided by Costa Rica’s Craft Brewing Company, and a final performance by up-and-coming Costa Rican band Sonámbulo. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

In Costa Rica visit Guatemala presidentelect Jimmy Morales reaffirms opposition to drug

first_imgSo, a president and a president-elect walk into a news conference…stop me if you’ve heard this one before.Guatemalan president-elect and former comedian Jimmy Morales reaffirmed his opposition to decriminalizing drugs during a brief news conference with Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís at Casa Presidencial on Thursday. Morales was in Costa Rica on a leg of a traditional tour of Central American countries before he takes office on Jan. 14.Morales’ words separated him from comments by former – and now disgraced – President Otto Pérez Molina, who mused about decriminalizing drugs as a possible solution to the violence that has plagued Guatemala and other Central American countries.“At this time, Guatemala’s vision is not decriminalization, nor legalization, nor anything in that direction,” Morales said.Morales won Guatemala’s presidential runoff election on Oct. 25, beating left-leaning former first lady Sandra Torres. Morales campaigned on a platform of zero tolerance for corruption, which rang true with voters following revelations of a massive customs fraud scandal that forced the Guatemalan president and vice president to resign. Both are in jail awaiting trial.But many have expressed doubts about Morales’ lack of political experience and his strong military backing. In 1996 Guatemala ended a 36-year civil war, in which military leaders were accused — and in some cases have been convicted — of mass human rights abuses. Some of Morales’ backers held high military positions during the war.See: The military powers behind Guatemala’s comedian presidential front-runnerSolís thanked Guatemala for its participation in an emergency regional meeting Tuesday between Central American countries to find a solution to the influx of Cuban migrants. Morales did not give specifics about what his position on the subject is, but said, “It will be too late if we haven’t dealt with this by the time I’m in office.”Morales said that Guatemalan and Mexican authorities would meet Friday to further discuss the “humanitarian corridor” that Costa Rica proposed to no avail Tuesday after Nicaragua said it would not let the Cubans cross the border.“Guatemala’s position has always been conciliatory and one of unity,” Morales said. “Guatemala wants to be part of the solution and not worsen the problem.” Facebook Comments Related posts:Guatemala’s Otto Pérez Molina dismisses ‘spurious’ corruption case Guatemala prosecutor confident President Pérez Molina will be removed from office, charged with graft PHOTOS: A look back at how Guatemalan citizens demanded justice – and won In Guatemala’s capital, little enthusiasm for country’s next presidentlast_img read more

Derrick Hall satisfied with Dbacks buying and se

first_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Comments   Share   “It’ll make it a more dangerous play,” he said. “Almost every extra point this year, we did a safe defense, so we didn’t really rush because you’re not going to get there, the ball gets up too quick and the timing is too quick.“Now when it’s a field goal, now you’re rushing hard and you’ve got ten of the eleven guys really coming. If you move it back to a 38-yard field goal, that safe defense won’t happen anymore and you’re going to rush.”Feely says if he was in charge, he wouldn’t make any changes to the current extra point. “I don’t think I would, because here’s the thing, it’s really organic from the league office,” he said. “You didn’t hear a public outcry from the fans, ‘hey we need to change this play, it’s messing up the game, it’s a boring play,’ you didn’t hear that from coaches and players for sure, so really it was something at the league office for some reason that they wanted to make this an issue and they wanted to float the idea and see how the fans respond and how the public responds.“Because there wasn’t a public outcry and there really wasn’t anyone besides the league office that seemed like they needed to change that play, I don’t know why you would make that kind of big change in the game.” Top Stories Your browser does not support the audio element. While the latest proposal has received some support, not everyone is on board with such a drastic change. Take free agent kicker Jay Feely, for instance. The veteran kicker, who has hit 99.6 percent of his career extra points, doesn’t think the proposed change makes too much sense.“Obviously kickers aren’t going to like it,” Feely told Doug and Wolf Thursday on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM. “If somebody told you your job is going to be twice as hard and there is no tangible benefit for you, you’re not going to be happy about it.”Feely does understand the other side of the argument, however.“Now I understand, somewhat, Roger Goodell’s point that it’s a play that’s a foregone conclusion — I think the last time I missed an extra point was ten years ago — they’re saying it’s a boring play,” Feely said. “My reasoning is that’s not really justification for making a dramatic change to the game and something that’s been part of the game and the history of the game since its infancy.”Feely says he’s heard from the NFL Competition Committee that the proposed extra point will actually be a 38-yard attempt and he believes that making the change will fly in the face of the push toward player safety the league has been responsible for. For a play deemed a formality by the National Football League, the extra point sure is getting talked about a lot this offseason.Last month, discussion swirled that the NFL was considering eliminating the point after touchdown, a play that was adopted in the early 1900s, because it has become automatic. Now, there is talk that the league is considering moving the line of scrimmage for a point after touchdown to the 25-yard line, making attempts 42 yards. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo LISTEN: Jay Feely, Cardinals kicker Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

On January 5 2011 it was time to say goodbye to

first_imgOn January 5, 2011, it was time to say goodbye to the “Three Friends.” The sculpture was to be returned to John Waddell’s studio. The sculpture is extremely heavy and moving it required many people, sustained effort and coordination. January 7, 2011Most of Arcosanti’s public art on display is of course connected with Paolo Soleri and his work: windbells, ceramics, and silt designs. But there are examples of the work of other artists, including the large sculpture by John Waddell on display in the Colly Soleri Memorial Garden in front of the vaults. The sculpture is called “Three Friends,” or “Trilogy” and was moved to the Colly Garden in 2006 from John Waddell’s studio and sculpture garden in Cornville, AZ. The bronze grouping of three near-life-size nude figures is on a single base 87″ x 52″ x 26″.A favorite unofficial activity of workshop participants and residents has been to dress up the “naked bronze people” in appropriate holiday finery. [photo: Ron Chandler]center_img After the “Three Friends” were wrestled into the back of a pick-up truck, they were on their way back home. We don’t usually treat out visitors this disrespectfully, but possibly we can be excused for this special case…John Waddell (b.1921) was raised in the Midwest and studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and had his first solo show in Peoria, Illinois at age 21. His formal education includes two M.F.A.’s in Fine Arts and Art Education. He and his wife, Ruth, a close partner in his professional as well as his personal life, moved to Arizona in 1957. Here he headed the art education department at Arizona State University (then Arizona State College) for several years. During this time Waddell made sculpture his primary art form. His sculptures are exhibited in many places in Phoenix, including the  Unitarian Universalist Church on Lincoln Drive, the Civic Plaza and the Phoenix Art Museum. The Waddells have lived in the Verde Valley since 1970 and make frequent visits to the Grand Canyon, where they sketch and paint and help support the Grand Canyon Music Festival.See the October 27, 2006 report for information and photographs of the sculpture’s arrival at Arcosanti.last_img read more

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