Mumbai, Dec 9 (PTI) A book on the life and times of Olympian wrestler late Shrirang Jadhav from Satara, was launched at the ongoing Maharashtra Kesari Wrestling Competition.Jadhav had represented India at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics, along with Khashaba Jadhav, who won the bronze medal.The book, titled Ajinkyatara, and written by sports writer Sanjay Dudhane, was launched at the wrestling tournament underway in Pune, by the vice president of Indian Olympic Association Balasaheb Landge.Shrirang Jadhavs son Amar, who has carried forward his fathers tradition of training wrestlers, said former Maharashtra chief minister Y B Chavan had encouraged the late Jadhav to start a wrestlers training facility in Satara.Jadhav passed away in 1984 at 64, had also served as vice president of the Maharashtra Kustigir Parishad, the apex wrestling body in the state.The Olympian wrestlers school mate and noted orator, thinker and former vice-chancellor of Marathwada University late Shivajirao Bhosle has penned the introduction to the book, Dudhane said. PTI VT NRB
Würth Elektronik eiSos will introduce the new TI-PMLK – Würth Elektronik Edition at electronica 2018. The TI-PMLK (Texas Instruments Power Management Lab Kit) Würth Elektronik Edition, developed in collaboration with Texas Instruments and Prof. Nicola Femia, University of Salerno, Italy, is a learning kit that helps engineering students and electrical engineers study and understand the impact of magnetics on a buck power supply. The inductors and transformers are key components of DC-DC converters that are widely used in power management applications. Most universities do not offer courses in the area of power management, especially those addressing the challenges associated with design and optimization of power electronics, which is a key element of any electronic system.This kit is composed of a single board and an experiment book. The board consists of two independent buck circuits with six different inductors that can be individually selected. The hands-on kit allows the users to investigate the performances of inductors with different core materials, inductance, and size to analyze their impact on the static and dynamic performance of regulators. Each circuit features adjustable operating conditions including a flexible switching frequency (100kHz – 700kHz) to observe its effect on inductors and on switching regulators operating with different inductors.Both regulators incorporate a passable EMI input filter, to analyze the influence of inductors on conducted noise attenuation, and to compare the performances of filters with inductors selected according to different design strategies. Each regulator includes over-voltage, over-current and polarity reversal protections to prevent damage to the board. Current sense transformers and integrated current shunt monitors on the board allow easy current measurements using standard voltage probes.In addition to the hardware, an experiment book with structured labs helps the users investigate the board, by autonomously performing six detailed experiments for steady-state, transient and dynamic conditions seen in real-world applications. The kit allows analyzing the inductance of different inductors, investigating inductors saturation and thermal behavior, estimating DC and AC power losses, measuring ripple current and ripple voltage, and observing continuous and discontinuous operation modes and transient response.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components, Tools & Software Continue Reading Previous Winbond announces 64Mbit addition to 1.2V SpiFlash memory familyNext Everlight to demonstrate smart automotive and infrared products
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham striker Kane to be awarded OBEby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham striker Harry Kane is set to be awarded an OBE.The Sun says he has been notified of the award for his services to sport, which will be unveiled in the New Year’s Honours list.But like England boss Gareth Southgate, also in line for an OBE, he has been asked to keep quiet until next weekend’s official reveal.A close pal said: “Harry is overwhelmed and excited about the idea of going to Buckingham Palace.“Playing for England was one of the proudest moments of his life but to be honoured by the Queen for his achievement will top the lot.”
Ryan Gosling says he’s “deeply disappointed” in himself for being oblivious to the sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein.The London, Ont.-born actor posted a note Thursday on Twitter standing in support of the women who’ve shared their stories.“Like most people in Hollywood, I have worked with him and I’m deeply disappointed in myself for being so oblivious to these devastating experiences of sexual harassment and abuse,” he said. Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Rose McGowan and Ashley Judd are among the actresses who have come forward.The Canadian Press Advertisement “He’s emblematic of a systemic problem. Men should stand with women and work together until there is real accountability and change.”Gosling is one of the few male actors to speak out against Weinstein in the wake of a New York Times report that opened the floodgates for stories from women who say they’ve been assaulted or harassed by the Hollywood mogul. Ryan Gosling posted a note Thursday on Twitter standing in support of the women who’ve shared their stories about Harvey Weinstein. (CHRIS PIZZELLO / INVISION/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Twitter
New Delhi/Bhopal: The Income-Tax Department raids against close aides of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath and others continued Monday with search teams making seizures of documents and cash, officials said. Officials said the searches, on charges of alleged tax evasion and hawala transactions during the ongoing poll season, are continuing at various premises in Bhopal, Indore and in Delhi and national capital region as tax sleuths are gathering details and evidences. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details While there is no official word on the exact amount of cash seized, sources said over Rs 10 crore suspected cash has been seized till now. At least half-a-dozen people, linked to alleged hawala dealer Paras Mal Lodha, are being questioned by the department. The department had launched pre-dawn raids at 52 locations on Sunday on people and associates linked to Nath. Sources had told PTI that there is a “strong possibility” of the cash recovered during the operation being used as an election inducement to fund political campaigns and bribe voters in the poll-bound state and in Delhi. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday A preliminary report of the raids was also shared by the department with the Central Board of Direct Taxes and the Election Commission in Delhi. A cash van with large-sized trunks has been sent by the department at a location in Bhopal to seize and collect the cash found during the raids, they said. Those searched included Nath’s former Officer on Special Duty (OSD) Pravin Kakkar, former adviser Rajendra Miglani, Ashwani Sharma and executives linked to his brother-in-law’s firm Moser Bayer and his nephew Ratul Puri’s company. Nath had reacted late Sunday to the development. “The situation about the I-T raids is not clear yet. It would be appropriate to speak on this after the situation is clear. But the entire country knows how the constitutional institutions were used and against whom they were used during the past five years,” he had said. “These institutions were used to scare people. When they do not have anything to say on development and their work, they used this kind of tactics against their opponents,” the CM’s statement had said.
Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange markets TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (12,609.80 down 40.62 points):Calmena Energy Services Inc. (TSX:CEZ). Well construction. Down half a cent, or 5.26 per cent, at nine cents on 15.02 million shares.Rainy River Resources Ltd. (TSX:RR). Miner. Up four cents, or 1.10 per cent, at $3.68 on 9.72 million shares. Toronto-based New Gold Inc. (TSX:NGD) said Friday it offered to buy Rainy River in a deal pegged at about $310 million, net of its cash balance.New Gold Inc. (TSX:NGD). Miner. Up 12 cents, or 1.70 per cent, at $7.17 on 5.65 million shares. Its CEO Randall Oliphant said that the deal to buy Rainy River comes at a good price and opportune time. According to recent filings, Rainy River had about $100 million of cash at the end of March.Yamana Gold Inc. (TSX:YRI). Miner. Up seven cents, or 0.57 per cent, at $12.29 on 5.1 million shares. The gold sector led the advancers on the main index, rising 1.29 per cent to 208.14 points.Atna Resources Ltd. (TSX:ATN). Down half a cent, or 2.22 per cent, at 22 cents on $4.51 million shares. The Colorado-based company said it will “review and reconsider options” to improve its Pinson gold mine in Nevada. Atna scaled back its operations at the gold mine last week due to the weakness in gold prices.Toronto Venture Exchange (969.06 up 6.66 points):Zodiac Exploration Inc. (TSXV:ZEX). Oil and gas explorer. Up a penny, or 22.22 per cent, at 5.5 cents on 3.52 million shares.Med BioGene Inc. (TSXV:MBI). Life sciences. Down three cents, or 17.65 per cent, at 14 cents on 2.86 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Agrium Inc. (TSX:AGU). Fertilizer. Down $1.72, or 1.79 per cent, at $94.14 on 379,796 shares. The Calgary-based company is looking for a new partner for its $3-billion nitrogen project in the U.S. and a gas contract for the project after suspending engineering work at its plant.Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. (TSX:PRE). Oil and gas. Up $1.22, or 5.07 per cent, at $23.01 on 1.33 million shares. The Toronto-based company is boosting its quarterly cash dividend by 50 per cent or 5.5 cents per share to 16.5 cents US per share, payable June 28.Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. (TSX:FFH). Property and casualty insurance. Up 35 cents, or 0.08 per cent, at $419 on 52,481 shares. The Toronto-based financial services holding company will buy all outstanding shares of American Safety Insurance Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:ASI) in a US$306-million deal. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Jun 3, 2013 5:27 pm MDT
allmineral has recently announced both an agreement to deliver coal washing technology to SEKAKO Mining in Central Kalimantan; as well as having an opening ceremony for a new state of the art manganese ore beneficiation at the Chiatura mine in Georgia.The flagship project in Indonesia is a 500 t/h coal washing plant for SEKAKO which will be designed, equipped and delivered by allmineral. “We are very delighted that our innovative technology and experience in the plant design finds the acknowledgement and approval of our customer,” said Marco Steinberg, CEO of allmineral, during the contract signing. allmineral and Citec Engineering, both part of Sinoma Group, signed the turnkey contract deal with PT Suprabari Mapanindo Mineral in Jakarta, on November 3. The start up is scheduled for mid-2019. In Georiga, Steinberg stated: “allmineral is very proud being part of this project – in delivering a state of the art manganese ore beneficiation plant for a sustainable and environmentally friendly mining operation at Chiatura,” during his speech at the opening ceremony for the new manganese ore enrichment plant at the beginning of October. Georgian Manganese and allmineral have a long relationship. In 2013, allmineral built the slag beneficiation plant at the Zestafoni metallurgical complex. Recently, allmineral got the turnkey contract to deliver a 200 t/h manganese beneficiation plant which mainly consists of a scrubber, alljig®, allflux®, rod mill, and gaustec® (WHIMS).
Only if it’s needed to keep the place open (919) Yes, it doesn’t matterOnly if it’s needed to keep the place openNo, it cheapens the placeI don’t knowWhy is this poll not about Garth Brooks?VoteRead: The Bord Gais Energy Theatre is on sale for €20m Yes, it doesn’t matter (1633) No, it cheapens the place (1335) Poll Results: I don’t know (62) BY NOW, WE’RE used to calling venues by their sponsorship short-hands.The O2, the Aviva and the Bord Gais Energy Theatre are just a couple of examples.The Bord Gais Energy Theatre has been put up for sale today and was previously known as the Grand Canal Theatre.When it was renamed, there was some scepticism, but since the renaming, the world has continued to turn and people have continued to show up to see plays and musicals.So are the occasional storms over naming rights a minor one? Is it important what the name is? Does a venue by any other name smell as sweet?We’re asking: Are you ok with the corporate sponsorship of venues? Why is this poll not about Garth Brooks? (721)
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First Degree Murder charge recommended against boyfriend of El Cajon teen, Kiera Bergman Ashlie Rodriguez, Mike McKinnon III Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Kiera Bergman FacebookTwitter Posted: September 11, 2018 Ashlie Rodriguez, Mike McKinnon III, September 11, 2018 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 SettingsPHOENIX (KUSI) – On Tuesday, September 11, 2018, Phoenix Police developed probable cause to recommend charges of First Degree Murder against Jon Christopher Clark for the death of Kiera Bergman. 19-year-old Kiera went missing from her home on Saturday, August 4, 2018, and was found deceased on Monday, September 3, 2018, outside of Phoenix.Jon Christopher Clark is already in custody for multiple unrelated charges of Aggravated Identity Theft and Forgery.Kiera’s family spoke to the media after it was announced that Phoenix Police had developed probable cause to recommend First Degree Murder against her boyfriend. Please contact the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office for booking records, probable cause statement (Form IV), and mug shot(s)RELATED STORY: Body of Kiera Bergman, 19-year-old from El Cajon found in Arizona Updated: 10:36 PM
SUGARLOAF KEY, Fla. (WSVN) – The group of Cuban migrants found on a lighthouse near Sugarloaf Key plan to appeal a federal judge’s decision to send them back to Cuba.The group of 24, dubbed the “Lighthouse Cubans,” were hoping to stay in Miami based on the “wet foot, dry foot” policy after they made a swim to the American Shoal Lighthouse when they came in contact with the U.S. Coast Guard. Twenty-one of the migrants made it to the lighthouse, just seven miles off Sugarloaf Key.On Tuesday, the judge ruled the that the lighthouse did not constitute as U.S. land. Therefore, they must return to Cuba.Had the judge determined that the lighthouse constituted land, it would have allowed the group to stay. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Playboy’s stock price closed at $7.77 per share Thursday, down more than 30 percent from its 52-week high of $11.85 in October.Led by CEO Marc Bell, the company has tried to reposition the magazine—long thought to be a seedier version of Playboy—to compete with Hugh Hefner’s brand juggernaut.”We put the magazine back to its roots, where it used to be,” Bell told Reuters Wednesday. “We made it a young man’s magazine, slightly edgier pictorially than Playboy.”It’s a category that is hemorrhaging at the moment.Playboy said last month that it expects a 30 percent decline in advertising revenue during the first quarter of 2008. Playboy publishing group’s net revenue was $93.8 million in 2007, down from $97.1 million in 2006. The grim advertising projection came on the heels of its Audit Bureau of Circulations Fas-Fax statement, which indicated that single copy sales of the magazine fell 35.8 percent during the second half of 2007. Total circulation fell from 3,001,723 to 2,700,262—a 10 percent drop.Total paid circulation for Maxim, a magazine both Penthouse and Playboy purport to compete with, was flat. Penthouse’s average paid circulation was 350,000 during the second half of 2007, down three percent over the second half of 2006, according to ABC. Penthouse’s single copy sales—which make up roughly a third of its total paid circulation—were down 11 percent.Bell bought Penthouse in 2005. Penthouse Media Group has announced their intent to register for an initial public offering with the Securities and Exchange Commission during the second quarter of 2008.The Boca Raton, Florida-based publisher plans to offer $250 million worth of stock in order to pay down its debt.The company has been aggressive in the digital space. Penthouse Media Group acquired 25 Web sites, including adultfriendfinder.com, for some $500 million in December. (Penthouse projected the acquisition would put its annual revenue at $340 million. Playboy’s 2007 revenues were $339.8 million.)
TEWKSBURY, MA — Elise Magnusson, of Tewksbury, went home to be with the Lord on November 15, 2018.Born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia on January 24, 1935, she was a daughter of the late Lillian Carabin.Elise has been a resident of the U.S. for 64 years having lived in Everett, Malden, West Virginia, Wilmington, settling in Tewksbury in 1975.Elise is survived by two daughters, Rhonda (Carney) and her husband, Joseph Chevalier of Dracut, and LaShanta Magnusson of Tewksbury. Two granddaughters, Lyndsay (Chevalier) and her husband, Robert Shepard, and Kelsye Chevalier all of Dracut. Two grandsons, Ryan Magnusson and Nicholas Noke of Tewksbury. A special niece, Valerie Elise Peterson of Glace Bay. A great-granddaughter, Quinn Elise Sheppard of Dracut, and LaShanta’s boyfriend, David Perkins of Woburn. She is also survived by a brother, Louis (Buddy) Carabin, and three sisters, Victorine Wadden, Helen Nicholson, and Pearl Moulaison, all of Cape Breton, and many nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by two sisters, Valerie Carabin and Joyce Boutlier, and a brother, Lloyd.Elise attended the Lawrence Street Church in Lowell and the Chelmsford Bible Church in Chelmsford.She enjoyed ballroom dancing, searching for treasures at yard sales, and gardening.For 40 years she ran a family day care center in her home, loving and caring for countless children during that time. “Leesie” was always delighted when children she had cared for visited as they grew, and included her in the special times in their lives.Before her day care business, Elise worked in the restaurant industry, managing the Donut Village in Tewksbury and Winston’s Coffee Shop in Wilmington before owning the Colonial Kitchen in Burlington with her sister, Pearl.Elise made many friends throughout her life and they all held a special place in her heart.It being her wish, there are no calling hours. Friends and family are invited to her memorial service at Lawrence Street Church, 1199 Lawrence Street, Lowell, MA at 10 AM, Monday, November 19, 2018. In lieu of flowers, donations in Elise’s name may be made to Tree of Life Ministry, P.O. Box 149, Mission, SD 55575-0149.Elise Magnusson(NOTE: The above obituary is from Farmer & Dee Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: Phyllis A. (Tabor) Ulrickson, 78In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Raymond E. Piretti, Jr., 81In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Elizabeth J. “Betty” (Kilpatrick) Valente, 75In “Obituaries”
Bhongir: Demanding immediate release of incentives to dairy farmers who were supplying milk to Mother Dairy, the leaders of Milk Producers’ Welfare Association have organised a protest in front of district collectorate in Bhongir on Monday.Addressing the gathering, the leaders the Association stated that Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has announced an incentive of Rs 4 per litre a year ago. However, even after 14 months, the government failed to provide the announced incentive to dairy farmers, they alleged. Expressing their concern, they informed that maintaining cattle has becoming a huge burden with the increasing input costs and added that cattle were dying due various unknown reasons. They demanded the immediate release of pending incentives to dairy farmers and implement insurance to cattle in order to save the dairy sector. Later, a delegation of dairy farmers submitted a memorandum to District Collector Anita Ramachandran.
Share FBIA sketch of the Golden State Killer, an individual associated with a spree of rapes and killings between 1976 and 1986. On Tuesday, police arrested Joseph James DeAngelo and named him as the suspect.A day after authorities announced the arrest of the suspected Golden State Killer, a few details have come into focus.A can of dog repellant and a hammer from a suburban Sacramento Pay N’ Save: the things that Joseph James DeAngelo shoplifted in 1979, costing him his job as a police officer in Auburn, Calif.The coins and small items that the man then called the East Area Rapist would take during his attacks.The as-yet-unidentified item discarded by DeAngelo that had a sample of his DNA on it — enough to provide the evidence leading to his arrest.The FBI posters seeking information about a white man with blond or light brown hair and an athletic build, sketched many decades ago — now with “Captured” emblazoned in red.The 72-year-old from Citrus Heights, Calif., has now been charged with eight murders in three California counties. Police suspect he committed at least four other murders and about 50 rapes.The crimes terrorized Sacramento in the late 1970s, FBI case agent Marcus Knutson said in a 2016 video.“If you lived in Sacramento during that time frame, you have a story of what happened and where you were and what was going on,” Knutson said. “Everybody knows about East Area Rapist/Golden State Killer here in Sacramento. During that time frame, everybody was in fear. We had people sleeping with shotguns. We had people purchasing dogs. I think locksmiths’ business went way out of control because of the fact that everyone was changing locks on their doors.”So, who is Joseph DeAngelo? According to The Sacramento Bee:DeAngelo was born in New York state and graduated from high school east of Sacramento. He enlisted in the Navy and fought in Vietnam, then returned and got a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.From 1973 to 1976, he worked as a police officer in Exeter, Calif., close to the city of Visalia, which in 1974 and 1975 was terrorized by 85 burglaries and a murder, a series of crimes attributed to a perpetrator known as the Visalia Ransacker.In 1976, DeAngelo became a police officer in Auburn, Calif., until his termination for shoplifting. He married in 1973, later divorced, and was living with a daughter and granddaughter until he was arrested this week.Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office/APJoseph James DeAngelo, 72, was arrested this week.“The time frame of the crimes supports that the suspect was a police officer when he committed some of these crimes,” said Sean Ragan, special agent in charge of the FBI Sacramento office, according to the Los Angeles Times.The Bee compiled a long list of the crimes associated with the Golden State Killer — or as he was previously known, the East Area Rapist or the Original Night Stalker. The majority of the rapes occurred in the years while DeAngelo was a police officer, but from the December 1979 to May 1986, 10 people in California were killed in murders later tied to the East Area Rapist.In 2011, the Times reported that new DNA technology had allowed authorities to connect the spree of rapes Northern California with the killings in Southern California.The search for Golden State Killer picked up renewed intensity in 2016, when Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert helped create a task force to find him. The FBI offered a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the killer.“If he is still alive, the killer would now be approximately 60 to 75 years old,” the FBI said at the time. “He is described as a white male, close to six feet tall, with blond or light brown hair and an athletic build. He may have an interest or training in military or law enforcement techniques, and he was proficient with firearms.”Writer Michelle McNamara became obsessed with the case, and she started the True Crime Diary website. Earlier this year, McNamara’s posthumously published book on her search for the killer, I’ll Be Gone In The Dark, became a bestseller. It’s slated to be turned into an HBO docuseries.Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones said they used DNA evidence from a discarded item to link DeAngelo with samples the killer had left behind years ago.Schubert said there was a break in the case six days ago, but authorities haven’t yet revealed how they came to suspect the former police officer, who retired last year after 27 years working in a supermarket distribution warehouse. A man who worked with him for years told the Bee that the DeAngelo was “a regular joe” — except that he never smiled.Neighbors told the Bee differing accounts of whether DeAngelo seemed normal, but many mentioned he had a very short temper. His recent criminal record shows nothing major, according to the Times.Police waited outside DeAngelo’s house for days, monitoring the retiree’s movements, The Associated Press reports. Authorities finally moved in and arrested him without incident at his home in the Sacramento suburb of Citrus Heights.DeAngelo told the officers that he had a roast in the oven, and they told him they’d take care of it.Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.
Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 2 min read March 16, 2015 This story originally appeared on Reuters Register Now » Seeking to extend its range of secure mobile devices, BlackBerry Ltd said on Saturday it was launching a high-security tablet, developed with International Business Machines Corp and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd.The SecuTABLET, based on Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and being presented by BlackBerry unit Secusmart at tech fair CeBIT 2015 in Germany, reflects the Canadian company’s stress on secure connections for governments and businesses as it seeks to preserve a niche market after a drubbing in recent years at the hands of emerging smartphone makers such as Apple Inc.“Security is ingrained in every part of BlackBerry’s portfolio, which includes voice and data encryption solutions,” said Dr. Hans-Christoph Quelle, chief executive officer of Secusmart GmbH, in a statement on the new device.The device was undergoing certification by the German Federal Office for Information Security for secure rating, the statement said, adding that the new tablet used the same security technology as the Secusmart Security Card.”Working alongside IBM and Samsung, we have added the last link in the chain of the Federal Security Network. Subject to certification of the SecuTABLET, German government agencies will have a new way to access BlackBerry’s most secure and complete communications network in the world,” Quelle said.(Writing by Frances Kerry; Editing by Marguerita Choy) Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global
There has been a crash involving 3 heavy motor vehicles on the N3 near the Tugela River (Johannesburg bound).The crash has obstructed the slow lane.Motorists are advised to approach with caution and be patient.It is believed that one vehicle was at the side of the road getting a puncture fixed and was side-swiped by another vehicle. A third vehicle then side-swiped the second vehicle.One person was injured and taken to hospital.The scene is currently being cleared. Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite
News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. At the Society for Imaging and Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) Annual Meeting in Aurora, Colo., Nuance Communications, Inc. announced recognition of Nuance’s diagnostic solutions by leading radiologists in a newly released report by Porter Research, “How AI is advancing the impact of radiology in healthcare.” The report analyzes and prioritizes radiologists’ current challenges and goals, and their plans for using AI technologies to enhance workflows, better integrate radiologists with care teams, improve patient outcomes and address physician burnout.In detailed interviews conducted by Porter Research, U.S. radiologists identified the importance of integrating AI within workflows and the power and flexibility of cloud-based solutions, such as PowerScribe One and the AI Marketplace for Diagnostic Imaging, as keys to enabling the next generation of data-driven radiology. During the interviews, radiologists underscored the value of harnessing these technologies and their importance as influential drivers in advancing the industry.“With the paradigm changing in radiology, our tools must also change so we can empower radiologists to provide more effective care in the most efficient way,” said Tarik Alkasab, M.D., Massachusetts General Hospital. “Nuance’s PowerScribe One can help radiologists move to the next phase of data-oriented radiology where we will be able to work so much smarter and deliver so much more value to our referring providers and our patients.”“The ability to have higher-level logic in the radiology report template is critical for the next generation of speech recognition, as it helps to drive the use of the clinical guidance, and streamline discrete data capture,” said Marc Kohli, M.D., University of California, San Francisco.At booth #510 at SIIM19, Nuance will provide demonstrations of game-changing solutions in its diagnostic solution portfolio including:• PowerScribe One: The next generation of the industry’s most widely used radiology reporting platform. It harnesses Nuance’s advanced natural language understanding capabilities, cloud technology, and workflow-integrated access to artificial intelligence-powered diagnostic and decision-support tools from dozens of developers on the AI Marketplace for Diagnostic Imaging• PowerShare: The largest and fastest-growing image-sharing network with more than a million studies per month shared across 6,000 facilities• mPower: The cloud-based solution combines rapid access to data within radiology reports with powerful analytical tools for assessing AI model performance, follow-up tracking and other actionable insights“Two out of three radiologists in this country rely on our reporting technology and are now leveraging it for the practical and scalable adoption of AI,” said Karen Holzberger, vice president and general manager Diagnostics, Nuance Communications. “Our product development teams are using direct input from radiologists to continuously enhance our platforms with new features and technologies that elevate and advance the practice of radiology today and in the future. We’re focused on specific solutions to eliminate inefficiencies, improve costs and patient outcomes, and empower radiologists as key players on care teams.”To learn more about Nuance diagnostic solutions and the impact on radiologists and their care teams, please visit booth #510 at SIIM19, download the Porter Research report, “How AI is advancing the impact of radiology in healthcare,” or attend the sessions below:Wednesday, June 26• 1:15-2:45pmCT: Effectiveness of natural language processing based clinical analytics to improve the recommendation entry rate into a multihospital recommendation tracking system, with Ben Wandtke, MD, MS, Associate Professor, University of RochesterThursday, June 27 • 9:45– 10:45am CT: Improving follow-up of ED patients with incidental lung nodules, with Sandy Kohut, RRT and Laura Musarra, MBA, Summa Health• 9:45– 10:45am CT: The information technology design, development and deployment that enabled peer learning program adoption among radiologists within a subspecialized hospital practice, with Sarah M. Ali, MD, Lahey Hospital and Medical Center; Robert Terheggen, Senior Director, Software Engineering, Nuance Communications• 10:45 – 11:45am CT: AI in practice – where are we now?, with Tarik K. Alkasab, MD, PhD, Service Chief, Informatics/IT and Operations, Massachusetts General HospitalFriday, June 28• 8:00-9:30am CT: Demystifying blockchain technology: What is it and how is it relevant to medical imaging?, with Woojin Kim, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer, Nuance CommunicationsFor more information: www.nuance.com. 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