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Un nouveau calendrier pour des jours identiques dune année sur lautre

first_imgUn nouveau calendrier pour des jours identiques d’une année sur l’autreDeux scientifiques américains ont mis au point un modèle informatique qui permet de faire en sorte que chaque période de 12 mois soit identique d’une année à l’autre, ce qui conduirait à un calendrier unique pour tous les ans.En utilisant des programmes informatiques et en jouant avec des formules mathématiques, Richard Conn Henry, astrophysicien, et Steve Hanke, économiste, ont mis au point un calendrier d’un genre nouveau dans lequel chaque nouvelle période de 12 mois est identique à la précédente d’une année sur l’autre. À lire aussi21 décembre : la durée du jour rallongePour arriver à ce résultat, les chercheurs proposent de découper les années en quatre trimestres : deux mois de trente jours et un troisième de trente et un. Ainsi, les mois de mars, juin, septembre et décembre seraient de trente et un jour et tous les autres en compteraient trente. Les années bissextiles seraient supprimées au profit d’une semaine supplémentaire au mois de décembre tous les cinq ou six ans (2015, 2020, 2026, 2032). Avec ce calendrier “Hanke-Henry”, chaque année le jour de Noël tomberait le même jour, un dimanche cette année par exemple. Ainsi, les Noël en 2013, 2014, 2015… tomberaient également un dimanche. “Notre calendrier est absolument identique d’une année sur l’autre, il permet une planification rationnelle et permanente des activités annuelles”, soutient Richard Conn Henry. L’intérêt d’un tel calendrier est multiple expliquent les deux chercheurs : “pensez au temps et aux efforts dépensés tous les ans pour la refonte du calendrier de chaque organisation dans le monde et il devient évident que notre calendrier rendrait la vie beaucoup plus simple et aurait des avantages remarquables”.Un véritable “Temps universel” pour tout le monde Ils indiquent également que leur calendrier permet de fixer définitivement les anniversaires et les jours fériés. Il a aussi d’autres avantages économiques et financiers, par exemple le calcul des intérêts sur les prêts immobiliers, les obligations et autres produits financiers en serait simplifié. Ils proposent également l’abolition des fuseaux horaires et le choix d’un “Temps Universel” afin de synchroniser les dates et les heures dans le monde entier et ainsi rationaliser le commerce international.Le 29 décembre 2011 à 16:51 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Kurt Angle on possibly wrestling in WWE again WWE Hall of Fame

first_img Videos Articles Kurt Angle: John Cena Is The GOAT Google+ NJ Louch WhatsApp February 26, 2017 at 1:29 pm I would be in favour of John Cena inducting him. It should be Krispen Wah. Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rouseys Controversial Tweets Sponsored By WWE Now Playing Up Next Kurt Angle Shares Message In Support Of Roman Reigns Now Playing Up Next March 7, 2017 at 7:10 pm Comments are closed. Donald Wood of Ring Rust Radio passed along an interview recap with former WWE and TNA star Kurt Angle where he talks about the possibility of getting back in the ring for WWE in 2017 and who he would like to induct him into the WWE Hall of Fame this year.The possibility of him returning to the ring for WWE:“I was surprised and I was very honored. I was surprised because I wasn’t done wrestling yet. Usually you get inducted into the Hall of Fame when you’re done wrestling. When WWE called me, it was Triple H about a month a half ago. We talked the year prior and he said he was going to do something with me and to just give him some time and when they will come up with it they will give me a call. When I did get the call, I was thinking I was getting a call to wrestle, but they presented the Hall of Fame to me. I was elated and I know I don’t much time left for wrestling and I am transitioning, so it was okay. I was all right doing it, but I did bring up the fact that am I going to be able to wrestle again and basically, I was shot down and told let’s get you to the Hall of Fame and we will talk after that. There are no plans for me wrestling. There are rumors about it, but I haven’t heard anything about it. Most likely I will wrestle again, but we haven’t talked about it yet.”On who he wants to induct him into the Hall of Fame:“I wanted someone that had a huge impact on the business and no one had a bigger impact than those three. With John Cena, I was more of a teacher to John when he started in WWE. I was his first match. Not only that, but Vince McMahon put me with him to kind of teach the trade a little bit, and for six or seven months, we traveled the world and I was giving him my advice and trying to bring him along. Vince really loved John and I don’t blame them for that. He is very marketable, great personality and he’s a great athlete. It was my job to kind of groom him a little bit. The Undertaker and Austin, I don’t have to say much about those two. They are the biggest names in wrestling. They taught me a lot about the trade, in ring psychology, what to do and timing. They taught me more than anybody, and I would add up there Triple H as well. I know I won’t get Triple H because he is a Talent Relation director, but I wanted one of those three. I have not been told whether or not if I could pick, but I don’t believe the talent is the one that gets to pick. I think WWE sets up who they want to induct you. I would be surprised if it wasn’t one of those three. Vince McMahon and Triple H know the type of relationship I have with Undertaker and John Cena and Stone Cold. They do know I want one of those three, so looks like it will be one of those three.”Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipKurt Angle Shares Message In Support Of Roman ReignsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:43/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 100.00%0:06Remaining Time -0:38 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Roman Reigns Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Now Playing Up Next Kurt Angle Videos Articles Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Justin Lee Pinterest 3 COMMENTS Now Playing Up Next February 25, 2017 at 2:31 pm Ronda Rousey To Make WWE Debut At WrestleMania Facebook WWE Superstar John Cena announced as part of cast for Suicide Squad Sequel Twitter Daniel Puder to induct him Kurt Angle’s wife Giovanna announces on social media they have adopted a son Jeffery Adam Phillips WWE celebrates Smackdown’s 20th anniversary on the first episode on FOX on October 4 last_img read more

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Fabinho is relishing the prospect of facing United

first_imgLiverpool’s midfielder Fabinho is bracing up for the challenge of arch-rivals Manchester United on Sunday for what has been dubbed England’s El Clasico.Klopp’s men head into the clash 16 points ahead of United with Fabinho relishing the prospect of playing in another game that has additional significance for supporters, following his victorious Merseyside derby debut earlier this month.“I’m not really an expert on the history of this rivalry, but I believe it is the biggest rivalry in English football,” the Brazil international told Liverpoolfc.com.“They’re the two most successful teams in England, so history shows that there’s a huge rivalry. I think the geographical closeness, with Manchester being just down the road, adds even more to it.Top 5 Premier League players to watch for next weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Premier League’s Top 5 players to watch this weekend.After…“We’re going to approach this game like all the other games and I hope it’s a night to remember, like the Everton game.“I’m definitely looking forward to it. When you sign for Liverpool you have these types of games in mind. With the passion of the fans, their support, we go on the field to give our best to put on a show for them.“Against Everton, the fans left very happy with the victory and the way in which we won, and I hope against Manchester United we can put on a similar spectacle: representing the Liverpool shirt and playing with a lot of desire. I hope we’ll get the three points.”last_img read more

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Recording Academy Announces Lisa Farris As Chief Digital Officer

first_img Email Farris brings her years of digital marketing and music industry experience to lead the digital media team Ana YglesiasGRAMMYs Mar 6, 2019 – 12:33 pm The Recording Academy has announced digital media innovater Lisa Farris as Chief Digital Officer.Farris will lead the digital media team and will be responsible for the growth of the organization’s digital media platforms while supporting the Recording Academy’s mission and adapting it to the changing media landscape. The digital media team is responsible for content strategy, audience growth, strategy and develoment, among other responsibilities.  Twitter Facebook Recording Academy Appoints Lisa Farris CDO recording-academy-announces-lisa-farris-chief-digital-officercenter_img Recording Academy Announces Lisa Farris As Chief Digital Officer News Farris, in collaboration with the Recording Academy’s leadership team, will use digital media as a tool to continue supporting music creators and connect music audiences and stakeholders globally. She will also continue to form relationships with technology entities to grow innovation and better the experiences across digital touchpoints, a statement said. “Given the continued pace of digital disruption in music, with more than 88 percent of non-radio music in the U.S. being consumed digitally, coupled with the way creators leverage technology to make music, digital sits at the core of almost everything we touch,” said Farris. “Through digital advances, we have an opportunity to heighten the vital work we do supporting all music professionals, while strengthening the Recording Academy’s digital ecosystem and building upon the incredible work it provides through advocacy, its charities MusiCares and the GRAMMY Museum, and of course, the annual GRAMMY Awards.”Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow highlighted the organizations’ excitement for what Farris will bring to the team.”Lisa is a leading digital innovator who recognizes the Recording Academy has incredible opportunities to inform and inspire music fans through new products and platforms, and we’re very fortunate to have someone with her depth of experience and far-sighted perspectives on the industry join our team.” said Portnow. “Technology is a fantastic enabler, and Lisa knows that understanding and connecting with music audiences through iconic brands such as the Recording Academy and GRAMMY Awards is the true differentiator.”Prior to starting her new role at the Recording Academy, Farris served as the Chief Digital Growth & Brand Officer at MetricVision, a marketing and analytics firm. She currently mentors entrepreneurship students at Loyola Marymount University and advises a summer financial literacy program there taught by the University’s students to local high schoolers.In 2012, she co-founded Get This, a digital commerce platform that allows TV viewers to shop fashion from their favorite shows. She has also spent extensive time in the music industry, including as the Senior Vice President of Strategic Marketing at Universal Music Group’s eLabs.The GRAMMY Museum Unveils ‘Backstreet Boys: The Experience’Read morelast_img read more

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Trump recognises Jerusalem as Israels capital

first_imgWith Vice Pence Mike Pence looking on, US president Donald Trump gives a statement on Jerusalem, during which he recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House in Washington, US, on 6 December 2017. REUTERSThe US president Donald Trump reversed decades of US policy on Wednesday and recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, despite warnings from around the world that the gesture further drives a wedge between Israel and the Palestinians.In a speech at the White House, Trump said his administration would also begin a process of moving the US embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, which is expected to take years.The status of Jerusalem—home to sites holy to the Muslim, Jewish and Christian religions—has been one of the thorniest issues in long-running Mideast peace efforts.Israel considers the city its eternal and indivisible capital and wants all embassies based there. Palestinians want the capital of an independent Palestinian state to be in the city’s eastern sector, which Israel captured in the 1967 Middle East war and annexed in a move never recognised internationally.Trump’s decision is likely to please his core supporters – Republican conservatives and evangelical Christians who comprise an important share of his political base.Trump aides contend the move reflects the reality of Jerusalem as the centre of Jewish faith and the fact that the city is the seat of the Israeli government.Trump called his decision a “a long overdue” step to advance the peace process.“I have determined that it is time to officially recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel,” Trump said. “While previous presidents have made this a major campaign promise, they failed to deliver. Today, I am delivering.”Trump acted under a 1995 law that requires the United States to move its embassy to Jerusalem. His predecessors, Bill Clinton, George W Bush and Barack Obama, had consistently put off that decision to avoid inflaming tensions in the Middle East.A Palestinian envoy said the Trump decision was a declaration of war in the Middle East.Pope Francis called for Jerusalem’s status quo to be respected, saying new tension would further inflame world conflicts.China and Russia expressed concern the plans could aggravate Middle East hostilities.last_img read more

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North South Korean soldiers enter each others territory

first_imgA South Korean army soldier, center bottom, shakes hands with a North Korean army soldier before crossing the Military Demarcation Line inside the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) on 12 December. Photo: AFPSoldiers from North and South Korea crossed into each other’s territory peacefully for the first time on Wednesday, Seoul said, as they began checking the dismantlement of guard posts in the Demilitarized Zone.The North invaded the South in 1950, triggering the Korean War, and Seoul went on to change hands four times as Pyongyang’s Chinese-backed forces and the US-led UN troops supporting the South fought their way up and down the peninsula and back again.The conflict ended in an armistice in 1953, leaving the two technically still in a state of war, but a rapid reconciliation has taken place this year.The South’s president Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong Un, leader of the nuclear-armed North, agreed to remove a limited number of guard posts along their heavily-fortified frontier at a September summit in Pyongyang, among other measures.North Korea blew up 10 of its facilities in November, while the South tore 10 down on its own side using excavators.South Korean inspectors visited each of the guard posts on the North’s side on Wednesday to make sure they had been dismantled and all firearms and troops removed, Seoul’s defence ministry said.North Korean inspectors carried out the same process at the South’s bunkers in the afternoon, it added.Video footage showed armed South Korean soldiers shaking hands with North Korean personnel at the military demarcation line in the centre of the DMZ, before crossing to the other side.Led by the North Koreans, the Southerners walked along a path where the North’s guard posts had once stood, soldiers from both sides taking photos and filming the process as they chatted.”This marks the first time since the division that the soldiers of the North and South… are peacefully crossing the military demarcation line,” the ministry said in a statement.The North is known to have more guard posts — which include both surface structures and underground elements — and according to Yonhap news agency it now has around 150 in the DMZ, with the South having about 50.Despite its name, the area around the DMZ is one of the most fortified places on earth, replete with minefields and barbed-wire fences.But under the plans to ease tensions agreed in Pyongyang, the two Koreas have demilitarised the border truce village of Panmunjom, leaving it manned by 35 unarmed personnel from each side.Officially called the Joint Security Area (JSA), the enclave is the only spot along the 250-kilometre (155-mile) frontier where soldiers from the two Koreas and the US-led UN Command stand face to face.The dovish Moon has pursued a policy of engagement with the North, in increasing contrast to Washington, which insists pressure should be maintained on Pyongyang until it denuclearises.last_img read more

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Metro Transit Facility Could Soon Be Housing The Homeless

first_img Share Photo via FlickrHouston Metro.Part of Metro’s bus facility on Buffalo Bayou could become a temporary homeless shelter. Metro’s board is expected to vote Thursday on an agreement with the City of Houston that would allow the shelter to operate on a section of the lot just north of downtown.Speaking before Metro’s Public Safety Committee, Deputy CEO Tom Jasien said the shelter would be operated under a six-month pilot program.“We think we can kind of carve out a corner of this lot that would allow for the buses to continue to operate,” explained Jasien. “It would have no impact on the building whatsoever.”Metro Chairman Carrin Patman said they’re keenly aware of the challenges homeless people face because many use the buses and trains.“And the only solution is a holistic solution involving all the agencies and governmental entities,” added Patman. “I think this is a way to meaningfully contribute with minimal cost to the agency.”In a statement, the City of Houston said the temporary facility is part of Mayor Sylvester Turner’s plan to develop innovative housing options for people now living on the streets. The city is currently under a temporary restraining order that bars enforcement of its anti-camping ordinance, which prohibited people from setting up tents under bridges and freeways. The city recently deep-cleaned several homeless encampments near downtown over sanitation concerns. last_img read more

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Star Trek Discovery Sticks to Its Strengths and Expands its Universe

first_img ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ S2 Finale Recap: When No One Has Gone Before’Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 2, Ep 13 Recap: Tearful Preparations Stay on target It’s a lot of fun to watch the debate that reignites with every new episode of Star Trek: Discovery. Fans argue over whether or not the show is true Star Trek. Either they don’t realize or don’t care that these same arguments were had over The Next Generation and Deep Space 9 when those shows came out. If anything the simple fact that these arguments are happening are absolute proof that Discovery is Star Trek. Especially because part of the reason they’re happening is that this series is boldly going where no Trek has gone before.No Star Trek series has featured a captain who wasn’t unquestionably the good guy. Yes, antiheroes are popular on TV right now, but the show seems aware that Lorca isn’t who we should be rooting for. It makes no bones about the fact that he does some real unsavory things, especially in these last two episodes. It’s to the point where if I see someone say Lorca is their favorite captain, I worry about that person. (It’s not like Kirk vs. Picard, as both captains have their merits. The same can be said for Janeway. Those who prefer Sisko are just correct.) Lorca is more than just militaristic. He’s calculating and spiteful. Where the show gets interesting is that he is also a hero. You get the sense that he does try to do the noble thing, even if we don’t always agree with his methods.Jason Isaacs, Jayne Brook (Photo via CBS)This week’s episode showed us he’s also extremely self-preservationist. The whole episode centers around rescuing Sarek. He was on his way to meet with Klingon leaders who were ousted by General Kol. If Starfleet could work with some Klingons to undermine Kol’s war, maybe they could create some kind of peace. Sarek doesn’t make it to the meeting, though. His co-pilot turns out to be a “Logic Extremist,” there to kill Sarek for continually introducing other species into Vulcan society. The attack leaves Sarek bleeding out and drifting inside a nebula. Lorca defies orders and goes to rescue Sarek, realizing that the longer the Federation debates the best course of action, the more likely Sarek will die. Since taking the Discovery into the nebula would cause the spore drive to explode, Burnham, Tilly and new guy Tyler take a small shuttle inside, relying on Sarek’s katra in Burnham to find him.While Burnham and crew are away, Lorca gets a visit from Admiral Cornwell. She’s not happy. Lorca’s defiance of orders was enough to (almost) bring a Vulcan to anger, and she’s the one who had to deal with it. She’s also something of a psychiatrist, and she’s there to assess Lorca’s fitness for duty. Lorca assures her that he’s OK, and seduces her because it’s Star Trek. The captain was going to get with someone eventually. It’s not all good times, though. Lorca has a PTSD-induced night-terror and ends up pointing a phaser in Cornwell’s face. Yeah, that’s enough to convince her that he’s unfit to command the Federation’s most powerful starship. She plans to have it taken away, but they realize the window for peace talks with the Klingons is closing. Not one to turn down peace, Cornwell heads to the meeting, planning to discuss Lorca’s stepping down once she gets back. Of course, as we all kind of suspected from the beginning, the invitation was a trap. Cornwell is captured by Klingons. Lorca is strangely OK with waiting for Starfleet’s orders this time, though. Rather than attempt a rescue mission like he normally would, he’s suddenly OK with waiting for Starfleet to deliberate. This is his self-preservation tendencies coming through. He doesn’t want to give up control of his ship, so he’s not hurrying to rescue the person that will take it away. In fact, he was the one that suggested Cornwell go to the meeting. Did he suspect that it was a trap? Lorca may do heroic things sometimes, like go after Sarek, but he’s not the hero of this show. When doing the right thing involves a personal sacrifice, he’s not so eager.Jason Isaacs, Sonequa Martin-Green (Photo via CBS)The goal of rescuing Sarek drives every aspect of the episode’s plot. Six episodes in and it’s clear that this kind of focus brings out the best in Discovery. This is how the show should handle serialization. Give each episode a clear, driving force and let the characters grow and change from episode to episode. They can certainly do episodes that move the Klingon war story forward, as long as they don’t try to cram any unrelated subplots in there. The show tends to fall apart when they do that. This week’s episode used Sarek’s rescue to dive deeper into his relationship with Burnham and expand what we know about Vulcan society. It did both of those things really well. Despite pulling Burnham into his mind, Sarek keeps trying to force her back out. There’s something he doesn’t want her to see. We learn that Burnham has spent her entire life thinking she disappointed Sarek by not getting into the Vulcan Expeditionary Group. Tyler proves to be a useful addition to the team when he points out that dying people don’t focus on their disappointments. They focus on their regrets and the people they love. It’s only when she convinces Sarek to show her what he’s hiding that he lets her save him. It turns out she was accepted into the Vulcan Exploratory group. But they would only allow one of Sarek’s “non-vulcans” in. And no, they don’t consider Spock as Vulcan. Sarek chose Spock over Burnham, and Spock ended up joining Starfleet anyway. That was his great shame.I loved the way this episode explored Vulcan society. Of course if there’s a species that considers itself the most logical, some will develop notions of supremacy. Just because your society operates on logic doesn’t mean prejudice doesn’t exist.  You just find ways to disguise it as logic. How many racist/sexist tools on the internet disguise their bigotry as rational and scientific? The Logical Extremists are basically sci-fi versions of that mass-emailing Google employee. Star Trek has explored this idea a little bit in the past, but not quite to this degree. Star Trek has always used allegory to talk about our present even though the show is set in the future. This episode is another great example of that tradition.Jason Isaacs, Shazad Latif (Photo via CBS)Oh, and if you’re here because you want to rant about the technology featured on the show… knock yourself out. Yes, the Discovery looks more advanced than the Enterprise, because it’s made in 2017, not 1966. Just because it takes place before the original series doesn’t mean they need to bring back the cardboard sets and hole-in-the-wall viewscreen. They at least make an effort. The replicators featured in last night’s episode have the same sliding door functionality that the original ones did. That was a cool subtle callback. As for the holodeck… well, they didn’t actually call it a holodeck for one. Also, one of the recreation rooms on the Enterprise had hologram technology, as shown in the animated series. It counts. That’s enough justification for me. Also, while they weren’t standard on Federation starships until the TNG era, the Federation was working on the technology at this point, largely thanks to the Xyrillian ship found by Captain Archer. And the Discovery is not a standard starship. It’s experimental in every way. There’s no reason it wouldn’t include an experimental hologram-capable rec room. So, proto-holodeck justified. Nyah. Now I just hope it gives the writers an excuse to do a full holodeck episodes. I always loved those on TNG.Star Trek: Discovery continues to get better as it figures out what it’s good at. Though DS9 was a serialized show, it wasn’t even close to this degree. In the past two weeks, Discovery seems to have figured out that it can’t be Game of Thrones in space. It has to be Star Trek. It appears to have figured out what that means. I still don’t trust Tyler, though. As helpful and warm as he was this episode, it could still be all an act. Lorca even said he fights like a Klingon. That line isn’t in there by mistake.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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Tesla coils take on Lady Gaga

first_img Citation: Tesla coils take on Lady Gaga (2011, May 27) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-05-tesla-lady-gaga.html An alternating current, or AC, generates each bolt of lightning. Given that it is an AC current, the bolt has a frequency that the operators can tune to represent different note on a keyboard. They designed a series of microchips and circuits that take a standard MIDI signal and convert it to a fiber optic signal that is sent to the Tesla coils. Another World Record in Magnet Development: 21.1 Tesla, Superconducting NMR Magnet for Chemical and Biomedical Research More information: www.opensparkproject.com/ This 40-minute version contains all the songs as played in the concert. The Open Spark Project put a call out to all musicians last month, inviting them to submit original songs that they could convert into their music light show. Because the Tesla coils are only capable of playing one note at a time, they asked the artists to create songs specifically designed for the coils. In their demonstration videos, where they take on the Lady Gaga hit “Poker Face”, they will take out and perform the melody part with the Tesla coils while playing a backing track to go along with it.On June 11, 2011, they will be performing a live show at the Masonic Auditorium in Cleveland and will be showcasing the original songs from the various artists. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.center_img Explore further (PhysOrg.com) — In an amazing display of lights and sounds, the Open Spark Project and the Tesla Orchestra, formed from researchers at Case Western Reserve University, have taken Tesla coils to a whole new level. Their new Tesla Orchestra uses Tesla coils to covert music into an amazing display of lightning and sound. Poker Face by Lady Gaga, played on one of Tesla Orchestra’s giant musical tesla coils. © 2010 PhysOrg.comlast_img read more

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Now BJP wants to dismantle GTA

first_imgDarjeeling: Darjeeling MP Raju Bista called for immediate dissolution of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) on Monday, adding that BJP wants a permanent solution to the Gorkha impasse.However, he clarified that the party is neither in favour of any unconstitutional step, nor the dilution of the federal structure of the country. He asked the people of the Hills to remain calm and patient. “The Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) should immediately be dissolved. This will pave way for the permanent political solution for this region. The BJP will take all stakeholders into confidence while formulating the permanent political solution for the Hills. The GTA is illegal and unconstitutional and should be done away with immediately,” remarked Bista at a press conference in Darjeeling on Monday. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataHe said that the GTA was constituted without removing the clause pertaining to the Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council (DGHC) in the constitution. “The GTA has no mention in the constitution. It is illegal as the DGHC has not been scrapped yet,” alleged Bista. He stated that the BJP wants Panchayat election in the Hills immediately. “It has been years that the Panchayat elections have not been held. We want three-tier Panchayat in the Hills as is the system throughout the country. For this we are ready to amend the constitution as well,” Bista added. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateThe MP also cleared the air regarding a controversy sparked by a letter written to him by Union Home minister Amit Shah, in which the word ‘Gorkhaland’ was mentioned. “Actually I had written to the Union Home minister regarding the incorporation of the people of the GTA and Ladakh under a special police cell in Delhi for inhabitants of North East (for their safety and security) residing in Delhi and its surrounding areas. He had answered and had referred to the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration area as Gorkhaland. This was wrongly projected,” explained Bista. However, Bista steered clear of what BJP’s “permanent political solution” for the Hills would be. “There is a time for everything. Kashmir is a separate issue and does not necessary mean that when the Kashmir and Ladakh issue is brought up in Parliament, even Darjeeling will feature,” stated Bista.last_img read more

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Chuwi LapBook SE 133 inch Review

first_img Wi-Fi Model Video Memory 13.3 Review Battery Life (Test Ver 2.0)Color GamutDirt 3: Complete EditionDisplay Brightness (Nits)Geekbench 3Geekbench 4Geekbench 4.1Hard Drive SpeedJetstream Graphics Card Intel Celeron N4100 CPU 128 GB Intel Dual Band Wireless AC 3165 The $279.99 Chuwi LapBook SE, with its dark-gray “Aviation aluminum” chassis, aims to make people feel like they got a MacBook at a fraction of the price.. The LapBookt does have decent performance for a budget machine and a sharper screen than we expect at this price. Unfortunately, however, its screen is dimmer than your average budget machine and its touchpad is frustratingly stiff. So, even though the LapBook looks like a MacBook, it sure doesn’t work like one.article continued below Design While the lid of the Chuwi LapBook references Apple’s design, the differences stop there, especially for anyone who’s ever used an Apple laptop. When closed, the lid and deck don’t sit flush and instead have a visible gap between the two, which is created by the display’s thick hinge. At 3.2 pounds and 0.6 inches thick, the 13.3-inch LapBook SE is similar in heft and size to the 14-inch HP Stream 14 (3.1 pounds, 0.7 inches) and the 14-inch Acer Aspire 1 (3.3 pounds, 0.7 inches). The 15.6-inch Dell Inspiron 15 3000 (4.9 pounds, 1 inch) is heavier and thicker. The LapBook SE’s two USB 3.0 ports are split between its left (with its HDMI mini port) and its right (with its headphone jack and microSD slot). Also, if you’ve got a small Phillips-head screwdriver, you can access and swap out its 128GB M.2 SATA SSD. The LapBook SE lacks a full, traditional HDMI output and an Ethernet jack, both of which you’ll find in the Aspire 1. Display The Chuwi LapBook SE’s 13.3-inch, 1920 x 1080 screen is sharp and colorful but hindered by low brightness. Watching a trailer for Glass, I noticed that Sarah Paulson’s hair didn’t have the orange-red hue it should, and that the purple walls of the sanitarium appeared muted. The ripples of a tide of bathwater splashing over the floor, though, looked clear and free of digital noise. According to our colorimeter, the LapBook SE produces 104 percent of the sRGB spectrum, which is better than the 86-percent budget-laptop average, the 82-percent screen in the Stream 14 and the 71-percent screens in the Aspire 1 and Inspiron 3000. The Chuwi LapBook SE’s 13.3-inch, 1920 x 1080 screen is sharp and colorful but hindered by low brightness. The LapBook SE emits up to 200 nits of brightness, a rating notably below the 232-nit average and close to the 206-nit Aspire 1. The 186-nit Stream 14 and 170-nit Inspiron 3000 are dimmer. MORE: Laptops with the Best Display Brightness While the LapBook’s low brightness hurts its output, we rarely see 1080p displays at this price. Both the Stream 14 and Inspiron 3000 are stuck with outdated 1376 x 768 panels, while the Aspire 1 has a 1080p screen. Keyboard and Touchpad The Chuwi LapBook SE’s keyboard is a bit on the stiff side, but more or less reliable. Its touchpad could be a serious deal breaker, however Typing out the 10fastfinger test, I click-clacked my way to 66 words per minute on my first try and saw my rates eventually rise to 79 wpm (close to my 80-wpm average). The keys may have a shallow 1.2 millimeters of travel, but their 80 grams of required actuation force helps the typing experience feel more natural. MORE: Highest Resolution Screens Unfortunately, I couldn’t get used to the LapBook SE’s 4.5 x 2.9-inch touchpad. While its navigation and scrolling offer OK accuracy, the surface is incredibly stiff to click on, to an almost unusable degree. Audio Don’t count on the Chuwi LapBook SE to be the life of the party: It struggled to fill one of our smaller private offices. As I listened to Peter Gabriel’s “Sledgehammer” on the laptop, I also noticed crackling, distorted horns and an overall muted sound. Performance The Chuwi LapBook SE runs on an Intel Celeron N4100 CPU and 4GB of RAM, which provide the base amount of speed for getting anything done. The notebook seemed to max out at about four Google Chrome tabs open at once, however, and after I opened a fifth tab, I saw it stutter and slow down. I even saw fits and spurts when using the 10fastfingers typing test, when it would take moments for the site to acknowledge I’d typed a word. The LapBook SE earned a 4,897 on the Geekbench 4 benchmark, which beats the 3,791 budget laptop average. We also saw lower scores from competitors, including a 1,817 by the Stream 14 (Intel Celeron N3060 with 4GB of RAM), 3,349 by the Aspire 1 (Intel Celeron N4000 with 4GB of RAM) and 3,163 by the Inspiron 3000 (Intel Pentium N3710 with 4GB of RAM). The 128GB SSD in the LapBook SE is on the slow side. It duplicated 4.97GB of files in 3 minutes and 22 seconds at a rate of 25.2 megabytes per second, which is slower than the 47.9-MBps budget laptop average. The Stream 14’s 32GB SSD posted a similarly slow 24.7-MBps rate, as did the Inspiron 3000’s 500GB hard drive, which copied at 26 MBps. The LapBook SE includes a second drive, a 32GB SSD, which is where the Windows 10 installation lives. Our Excel VLOOKUP test times how long a laptop takes to match 60,000 names to addresses, and the LapBook SE finished this test in 4 minutes and 12 seconds. That’s shorter than both the 5:49 budget laptop average and the 6:19 from the Acer Aspire 1. But it wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows for the Chuwi LapBook SE. It lost ground during the Handbrake test, taking 47 minutes and 31 seconds to convert a 4K video to 1080p., That’s longer than the 41:54 category average. The Acer Aspire 1, though, needed 1 hour and 17 minutes to finish. MORE: Laptops with the Best Productivity Performance And don’t expect to game on the LapBook SE: Its integrated Intel UHD Graphics 600 chip ran the modest Dirt 3 racing game at a too-slow 18 frames per second. That’s far below the almost-acceptable 28-fps budget laptop average and right next to the also-stuttery 19-fps rate from the Aspire 1 (Intel UHD Graphics 600). Battery Life You’ll want to bring the Chuwi LapBook SE’s power cable (more on that later) with you on day trips. The LapBook SE lasted only 6 hours and 31 minutes on the Laptop Mag Battery Test (web surfing at 150 nits). That time falls below the 7:05 budget laptop average and the Inspiron 3000’s 8:01 time but ties with the Aspire 1 (6:31). MORE: Longest Battery Life Laptops But about that power adapter. While our unit came with a European power adapter, a GearBest (the sole vendor shipping this laptop), a customer-service rep named Maria told me she “verified we will ship an U.S. plug adapter with [the LapBook SE].” Heat The Chuwi LapBook SE’s aluminum chassis stays pretty cool. After we streamed 15 minutes of HD video on the notebook, our heat gun read its touchpad (81 degrees Fahrenheit), keyboard (83 degrees) and underside (84 degrees) at temperatures far below our 95-degree comfort threshold. Webcam The 0.9-megapixel webcam in the Chuwi LapBook SE produces the same gauzy images you get from most integrated cameras. Sure, I can recognize myself in the images I shot on the notebook, but I wouldn’t use them for social media in any way, shape or form. Software and Warranty Chuwi’s given the LapBook SE a light load of preinstalled applications. BatteryBar, a menu-bar utility, provides a more detailed view of the notebook’s internal battery, including the battery’s current charge and capacity in milliwatt hours. The only thing that feels close to bloatware is a system utility called SiSoftware Sandra Lite Premium, a system-monitoring and benchmarking tool. While neither the Chuwi website nor GearBest mentions any warranty, I found a one-year warranty card inside the LapBook SE’s box, which notes owners “may need [to] provide valid proof-of-purchase and the [attached] warranty card.” How much does the Chuwi LapBook SE cost? Currently, GearBest is selling the LapBook SE for $279.99, which the site says is at a 75 percent discount. That means the nonsale price of the LapBook SE is close to $369.99. Bottom Line The Chuwi LapBook SE seems like a strong value, with its aluminum design, capable Celeron CPU and sharp display. But once you start using it and feel the pain of its stiff touchpad and dim screen, you’ll start to reconsider. If you really want a MacBook, but can’t afford the 4-digit price, I can understand the rationale behind getting the LapBook SE. Still, though, I wouldn’t recommend this laptop to anyone, and instead suggest that they save $30 or more on the $249 Acer Aspire 1, or get the similarly priced but longer-lasting Inspiron 15. Neither laptop will stick you with that terrible touchpad. Credit: Laptop Mag by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoAncestryStart your journey with AncestryDNA®- now $59. 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first_img News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more Related Content News | August 15, 2012 Carestream’s Vue RIS Receives Stage 1 of Meaningful Use Certification Radiologists can streamline imaging workflows while satisfying data capture, reporting requirements 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 August 15, 2012 — Carestream’s Vue radiology information system (RIS) version 11 is now 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as a complete EHR (electronic health record) on July 27, 2012, by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT), an ONC-ATCB in accordance with the applicable eligible provider certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.Imaging centers with a Carestream Vue RIS do not need to purchase an EMR (electronic medical record) to address meaningful use (MU) requirements. The Vue RIS EHR module is available for order by imaging centers, radiologists, orthopedists and other eligible professionals.“Carestream’s Vue RIS version11 provides a complete EHR that allows radiologists and other specialists to efficiently manage imaging workflows while simultaneously capturing and reporting the data required to satisfy Stage 1 requirements for electronic health records,” said Diana L. Nole, president, digital medical solutions, Carestream Health. “With our Vue RIS, physicians can enhance patient care while achieving operational efficiencies and reduced expenses.”Radiologists, orthopedists and other specialists that have met MU requirements by Oct. 1, 2012, can receive up to $44,000 per eligible provider in stimulus incentives. Eligible providers who achieve MU after that date are eligible for $39,000 each. MU regulations also contain penalties for those who do not meet requirements.In addition to collecting or tracking receipt of Stage 1 data (including an active patient medication list and a number of ambulatory clinical quality measures), Carestream’s RIS also provides: embedded voice recognition; critical results reporting; centralized patient scheduling; and management reports that track patient referrals by physician and modality reading by each radiologist. RIS management tools provide profitability rates for each modality, patient wait times and volumes by modality or location, and the ability to examine imaging workflows to eliminate bottlenecks or unnecessary tasks.Vue RIS contains a native ACR peer review feature that tracks reviews of an original diagnosis by a second radiologist and meets requirements set by the American College of Radiology. It also provides specialized auditing/tracking functions for mammography exams that enable organizations to become MQSA certified without the need for a separate mammography information system.This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.For more information: www.carestream.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | Enterprise Imaging | June 27, 2019 Ambra Health Announces Integration With Box Ambra Health announced an integration with Box to enable the sharing of medical imaging directly from within Box’s… read more Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more News | PACS | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. to expand analysis capabilities of… read more Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. read more News | PACS | June 26, 2019 Mini-PACS Solution for Image Management and Workflow Optimization ImageGrid Mini is a feature-rich, reliable and cost-effective image management and workflow optimization solution, pr read morelast_img read more

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first_imgVideos | Breast Imaging | April 01, 2015 Highlights of the NCoBC 2015 Conference: Survivorship CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. It was designed specifically for cardiac imaging and so has a very compact footprint so it can be used in an office setting or small room. It offers a fast gantry rotation speed to freeze cardiac motion and has large enough anatomical coverage to view the scan the entire heart in one rotation.One of these systems was recently installed at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, where they have an extensive structural heart program. Read more about this intall.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Enterprise Imaging | July 09, 2019 VIDEO: Building the Right Team for Enterprise Imaging Success — Part 2 ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with Don Dennison, healthcare IT consultant and Chris Roth, M.D., associate professor of radiology, vice chair, information technology and clinical informatics, and director of imaging informatics strategy at Duke University Medical Center, about how to find the right people to deploy a successful enterprise imaging strategy.Watch part 1 of the interview at the 2019 Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) conference. Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA, discuss some of the most important clinical topics at the 2019 AHRA Annual Meeting and how the association plans to help its members embrace technological change in the coming years. Among the main focuses at the meeting were clinical decision support (CDS), artificial intelligence (AI) and the use of data analytics to improve equipment and personnel performance. Watch the VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes, an interview with Colorado State University graduate research assistant Nate Bachman at AHRA 2019. Enterprise Imaging | January 14, 2019 Technology Report: Enterprise Imaging 2018 In Enterprise Imaging 2018: Balancing Strategy and Technology in Enterprise Imaging, ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of enterprise imaging advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2018 annual meeting. Related CT Calcium Scorining Content:VIDEO: New Cholesterol Guidelines Support CT Calcium Scoring for Risk Assessment — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D.CT Calcium Scoring Becoming a Key Risk Factor AssessmentACC and AHA Release Updated Cholesterol Guidelines for 2018VIDEO: CT Calcium Scoring to Screen For Who Should Take Statins — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D. Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA, discuss some of the most important clinical topics at the 2019 AHRA Annual Meeting and how the association plans to help its members embrace technological change in the coming years. Among the main focuses at the meeting were clinical decision support (CDS), artificial intelligence (AI) and the use of data analytics to improve equipment and personnel performance. Watch the VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes, an interview with Colorado State University graduate research assistant Nate Bachman at AHRA 2019. Related Cardiac Sarcoidosis Content:ASNC and SNMMI Release Joint Document on Diagnosis, Treatment of Cardiac SarcoidosisNew PET-CT Scan Improves Detection in Rare Cardiac Condition25 Most Impactful Nuclear Cardiology ArticlesRecent Advances in Cardiac Nuclear Imaging Technology Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., FACC, assistant professor of medicine and radiology, associate program director, advanced cardiac imaging fellowship, University of Utah, explains what radiologists and cardiologists need to know what is needed from CT imaging prior to ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation (AF) and ventricular fibrillation (VF). He spoke at a joint session of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the 2019 SCCT meeting.  Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 3:15Loaded: 0.00%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -3:15 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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Interventional Radiology | October 19, 2018 VIDEO: Y90 Embolization of Liver Cancer at Henry Ford Hospital Scott Schwartz, M.D., interventional radiologist and program director for IR residencies and the vascular and interventional radiology fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital, explains how the department uses Yttrium-90 (Y90) embolization therapy to treat liver cancer.Find more content on Henry Ford Hospital Find more SCCT news and videos Artificial Intelligence | January 15, 2019 Technology Report: Artificial Intelligence 2018 In Artificial Intelligence 2018: What Radiologists Need to Know About AI, ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of artificial intelligence (AI) advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2018 annual meeting. Related CT Calcium Scorining Content:VIDEO: New Cholesterol Guidelines Support CT Calcium Scoring for Risk Assessment — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D.CT Calcium Scoring Becoming a Key Risk Factor AssessmentACC and AHA Release Updated Cholesterol Guidelines for 2018VIDEO: CT Calcium Scoring to Screen For Who Should Take Statins — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D. Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2019 meeting in July. The system was pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval at AHRA, but received FDA 510(k) clearance in early August 2019.The system features a 33-inch aperture, large enough to place a wheelchair inside. It can be rotated 90 degrees in either direction and the deck can be parked in any position, making it easier for patients to get on and off the 660-pound weight table. The FluoroSpeed X1 offers controls that are ergonomic for technologists, with duplicate controls on each side for either a left- or right-handed tech. The machine also has a large aperture to allow swallow studies.The FluoroSpeed X1 comes equipped with a 17 x 17-inch dynamic digital X-ray detector (FPD) in the table bucky, allowing it to both be used for fluoroscopy as well as radiographic exams.Read more about the FluoroSpeed X1:Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Related Artificial Intelligence ContentTechnology Report: Artificial Intelligence 2017VIDEO: RSNA Post-game Report on Artificial IntelligenceVIDEO: AI in Tumor Diagnostics, Treatment and Follow-upVIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Help Reduce Gadolinium Dose in MRIVIDEO: AI, Analytics and Informatics: The Future is Here Sponsored Videos View all 142 items Find more news and videos from AAPM. Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos Related GE Edison Platform Content:GE Healthcare Unveils New Applications and Smart Devices Built on Edison PlatformVIDEO: itnTV Conversations — What is Edison? CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. It was designed specifically for cardiac imaging and so has a very compact footprint so it can be used in an office setting or small room. It offers a fast gantry rotation speed to freeze cardiac motion and has large enough anatomical coverage to view the scan the entire heart in one rotation.One of these systems was recently installed at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, where they have an extensive structural heart program. Read more about this intall.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Find more SCCT news and videos Artificial Intelligence | April 02, 2019 itnTV “Conversations:” What is Edison? At RSNA 2018, GE Healthcare formally presented Edison as the company’s new applications platform, designed to speed the delivery of precision care.  Women’s Health | March 25, 2019 VIDEO: Ultrasound Versus MRI for Imaging of the Female Pelvis Deborah Levine, M.D., professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School and vice chair for academic affairs in the Department of Radiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, describes scenarios where magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could be more useful than ultrasound in issues with the female pelvis. Technology Reports View all 9 items Artificial Intelligence | March 28, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence – GE Builds AI Applications on Edison Platform GE launched a new brand that covers artificial intelligence (AI) at the Radiological Socoety of North American (RSNA) 2018 meeting. The company showed several works-in-progress, including a critical care suite of algorithms and experimental applications for brain MR. Each is being built on GE’s Edison Platform. Information Technology | April 15, 2019 itnTV “Conversations”: Vital Images Helps Build Infrastructure for the Future Vital Images has developed a strategy that allows its customers to capture revenues that are otherwise missed while building the infrastructure for the future. In an interview with itnTV, Vital Images executives Larry Sitka and Geoffrey Clemmons describe how the company has reconciled this vision of the future with near-term realities. Enterprise Imaging | March 27, 2019 VIDEO: GE Healthcare’s CCA Analytics Provides Governance for Enterprise Imaging GE Healthcare Centricity Clinical Archive (CCA) Analytics, shown at RSNA 2018, works directly with the vendor neutral archive (VNA), allowing users to evaluate clinical, financial and operational processes across the healthcare system. The analytics solution shows how all of the different components of the archive and all of the imaging sources — departments, facilities and modalities — are working across the enterprise. Breast Imaging | April 18, 2019 VIDEO: Age, Interval and Other Considerations for Breast Screening In a keynote lecture at the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI)/American College of Radiology (ACR) 2019 Symposium, Diana Miglioretti, Ph.D., dean’s professor of biostatistics at UC Davis Health, discussed risk-stratified breast cancer screening and its potential to improve the balance of screening benefits to harms by tailoring screening intensity and modality to individual risk factors.Read the article “How Risk Stratification Might Affect Women’s Health”Read the article “FDA Proposes New Rules for Mammography Reporting and Quality Improvement”Watch the VIDEO: A Discussion on Proposed FDA Rules for Mammography Reporting Find more news and videos from AAPM. Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., FACC, assistant professor of medicine and radiology, associate program director, advanced cardiac imaging fellowship, University of Utah, explains what radiologists and cardiologists need to know what is needed from CT imaging prior to ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation (AF) and ventricular fibrillation (VF). He spoke at a joint session of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the 2019 SCCT meeting.  Digital Radiography (DR) | October 05, 2016 Technology Report: Digital Radiography Systems Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of digital radiography (DR) advances at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2016 meeting. Read the article “The Coming Push for DR.”  Watch a technology report sidebar video on new DR Systems technology. Information Technology | April 17, 2019 itnTV “Conversations”: Creating an Interoperability Strategy With Intellispace Enterprise Edition as the foundation, Philips Healthcare is connecting facilities and service areas within enterprises, while developing standards-based interoperability that preserves customers’ investments and best of breed systems.  Conference Coverage View all 396 items Technology Reports | April 01, 2018 Technology Report: Artificial Intelligence 2017 ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of artificial intelligence advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2017 annual meeting.  AI was by far the hottest topic in sessions and on the expo floor at RSNA 2017. Here are links to related deep learning, machine learning coverage:Why AI By Any Name Is Sweet For RadiologyValue in Radiology Takes on Added Depth at RSNA 2017VIDEO: Key Imaging Technology Trends at RSNA 2017VIDEO: Deep Learning is Key Technology Trend at RSNA 2017VIDEO: Machine Learning and the Future of RadiologyVIDEO: Expanding Role for Artificial Intelligence in Medical ImagingHow Artificial Intelligence Will Change Medical Imaging Digital Radiography (DR) | October 05, 2016 Agfa Highlights its DR Solutions Agfa highlights how its digital radiography (DR) systems capture analytics data to help improve management of the radiology department, show ROI on DR investments, and explains how its image processing software works.  Read the article “The Coming Push for DR.”  Watch the video “Technology Report: DR Systems.” Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | January 08, 2016 RSNA Technology Report 2015: MRI Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2015. Below is related MRI content:RSNA Technology Report 2015: Magnetic Resonance ImagingRecent Advances in MRI TechnologySoftware Advances in MRI TechnologyAdvances in Cardiac Imaging at RSNA 2016Recent Trends and Developments in Contrast MediaComparison Chart: MRI Wide Bore Systems (chart access will require a login, but is free and only takes a minute to register)Comparison Chart: MRI Contrast Agents(chart access will require a login, but is free and only takes a minute to register)Comparison Chart: Cardiovascular MRI Analysis Software(chart access will require a login, but is free and only takes a minute to register) Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the name-sake of the Agatston score used in CT calcium scoring. He explains the history of the scoring system from the early 1990s and the evolution of CT technology for cardiac imaging. The latest American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 cholesterol guidelines now include the use of CT calcium scoring, which was a big topic at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. Radiation Therapy | December 06, 2018 Technology Report: Patient-centered Care in Radiation Therapy Radiation therapy has become increasingly effective and safe as vendors continue to innovate technologies that benefit the patient. At ASTRO 2018, this patient-centric approach was exemplified and demonstrated not only in ways that match treatments to patients, but in how technologies can adjust to patient movement and anatomical changes, and to increase the precision of treatments. ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr showcases several new technologies that are helping to advance this field.For additional patient-centered care coverage, see:Conversations with Greg Freiherr: The Accuray PhilosophyASTRO Puts Patients First Nuclear Imaging | August 24, 2017 VIDEO: PET vs. SPECT in Nuclear Cardiology and Recent Advances in Technology Prem Soman, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at the Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh, and president-elect of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), explained advances in PET and SPECT imaging and the learning curve involved in reading scans from the new CZT SPECT cameras. Watch the VIDEO: Trends in Nuclear Cardiology Imaging, an iknterview with David Wolinsky, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at Cleveland Clinic Florida. Read the related article “Advances in Cardiac Nuclear Imaging.” Related content:itnTV “Conversations”: The Accuray Philosophy Nuclear Imaging | April 28, 2017 VIDEO: Trends in Nuclear Cardiology Imaging David Wolinsky, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at Cleveland Clinic Florida and past-president of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), discusses advancements in nuclear imaging and some of the issues facing the subspecialty. Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., FACC, assistant professor of medicine and radiology, associate program director, advanced cardiac imaging fellowship, University of Utah, explains what radiologists and cardiologists need to know what is needed from CT imaging prior to ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation (AF) and ventricular fibrillation (VF). He spoke at a joint session of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the 2019 SCCT meeting.  Related CT Technology Content:New CT Technology Entering the MarketVIDEO: Advances in Cardiac CT Imaging — Interview with David Bluemke, M.D.Expanding Applications for Computed TomographyVIDEO: Overview of Cardiac CT Trends and 2019 SCCT Meeting Highlights —Interview with Ron Blankstein, M.D., directVIDEO: 10 Tips to Improve Cardiac CT Imaging — Interview with Quynh Truong, M.D.FFR-CT: Is It Radiology or Cardiology?VIDEO: ITN Editor’s Choice of the Most Innovative New Technology at RSNA 2018VIDEO: Using Advanced CT to Enhance Radiation Therapy Planning — Interview with Carri Glide-Hurst, Ph.D.VIDEO: Tips and Tricks to Aid Cardiac CT Technologist WorkflowManaging CT Radiation DoseVIDEO: ITN Editor’s Choice of Most Innovative New Cardiac CT Technology at SCCT 2017New Developments in Cardiovascular Computed Tomography at SCCT 2017VIDEO: Role of Cardiac CT in Value-based Medicine — Leslee Shaw, Ph.D.Advances in Cardiac Imaging Technologies at RSNA 2017VIDEO: The Future of Cardiac CT in the Next Decade — Interview with Leslee Shaw, Ph.D.VIDEO: What to Consider When Comparing 64-slice to Higher Slice CT Systems — Interview with Claudio Smuclovisky, M.D.  Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes Nate Bachman, graduate research assistant in the Human Cardiovascular Physiology Lab of the Dept. of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University, describes how he and fellow researchers used multiple types of cardiac imaging to evaluate the health of athletes who compete in endurance events lasting six hours or more, and what the results may suggest for future screening.Watch the VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019, an interview with AHRA President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA. Radiology Business | May 03, 2017 VIDEO: MACRA’s Impact on Cardiology Kim A. Williams, Sr., M.D., chief of cardiology at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago and former president of both the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), explains the impact of healthcare reform on cardiology and specifically on nuclear perfusion imaging.  Radiation Therapy | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Creating a Low-cost Radiotherapy System for the Developing World Paul Liu, Ph.D., post-doctoral research associate, Image X Institute at the University of Sydney, Australia, explains how his center is working on a low-cost radiation therapy system for the developing world. The Nano-X system will use a fixed linac gantry and rotate the patient around the beam. This would lighten the weight of the system, reduce the need for room shielding, and cut the number iof moving parts to lower costs and ease maintanence. Liu spoke about the project in sessions at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos Find more SCCT news and videos Find more news and videos from AAPM. AAPM | July 29, 2019 VIDEO: Trends in Medical Physics at the AAPM 2019 meeting Mahadevappa Mahesh, Ph.D., chief of medical physicist and professor of radiology and medical physics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, and treasurer of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), explains some of the trends in medical physics and new features of the AAPM 2019 meeting. Watch the related VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care — Interview with AAPM President Cynthia McCollough, Ph.D., at the 2019 AAPM meeting. Radiation Oncology View all 91 items CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) scanner on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting in July. It is aimed at cardiology office based imaging and was released this past spring at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.The system has removable tablets on each side of the scanner where the tech can adjust the machine, review scout scans and trigger the scanner. The idea is to improve workflow and allow the tech to remain at the bedside longer to be with the patient, rather tucked away in a remote control room using an intercom.The entire system is built into the gantry seen here, so there is no need for extra equipment in a closet, cabinet or server tower.It comes in a 128 slice configuration with 4 cm of anatomical coverage per rotation.It uses the Stellar detector and tin filtration to eliminate low energy photons and help lower dose. It can be programmed to aid workflow by automatically removing bone, create cured planar reconstructions, lung CAD and other post-processing features so more time can be spent on reading scans. The scanner also comes with a HeartFlow FFR-CT starter pack.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor AAPM | July 29, 2019 VIDEO: Efforts to Define the Roles of Medical Physicists and Assistants for Regulators Brent Parker, Ph.D., DABR, professor of radiation physics and medical physicist at MD Anderson Cancer Center, explains how the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) is creating guidelines to better define the roles of non-physicist assistants. He said there is a lack of state regulatory oversight for medical physicists or their assistants, partly because there are no guidelines from the medical societies. AAPM has created a series of policy statements to better define these the roles and requirements for all of these positions. Parker said the goal is to give state regulators the the definitions needed to create oversight guidelines. He spoke on this topic in sessions at the AAPM 2019 meeting. Find more news and videos from AAPM. CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. It was designed specifically for cardiac imaging and so has a very compact footprint so it can be used in an office setting or small room. It offers a fast gantry rotation speed to freeze cardiac motion and has large enough anatomical coverage to view the scan the entire heart in one rotation.One of these systems was recently installed at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, where they have an extensive structural heart program. Read more about this intall.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floorcenter_img Nuclear Imaging | March 22, 2019 VIDEO: Utilization of PET For Evaluation of Cardiac Sarcoidosis Raza Alvi, M.D., a research fellow in radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, has been involved in a study of a positron-emission tomography (PET) FDG radiotracer agent to image sarcoidosis. The inflammatory disease affects multiple organs and usually include abnormal masses or nodules (granulomas) consisting of inflamed tissues that can form in the heart. Alvi presented on this topic at American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2019 meeting.  Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the name-sake of the Agatston score used in CT calcium scoring. He explains the history of the scoring system from the early 1990s and the evolution of CT technology for cardiac imaging. The latest American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 cholesterol guidelines now include the use of CT calcium scoring, which was a big topic at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. Advanced Visualization | April 01, 2019 VIDEO: The GE iCenter Looks Toward the Future of New Technologies GE Healthcare goes beyond core equipment maintenance to help clients solve some of their most important asset and clinical performance challenges through digital solutions. Radiation Oncology | July 22, 2019 VIDEO: Use of a Fully Self-contained Brain Radiotherapy System Stephen Sorensen, Ph.D., DABR, chief of medical physics, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona, explains the first commercial use of the Zap-X stereotactic radio surgery (SRS) brain radiotherapy system. The system uses a capsule-like shield to surround the gantry and patient, eliminating the need for expensive room build outs requiring vaults. The goal of the system is to expand SRS brain therapy by making it easier and less expensive to acquire the treatment system. Sorensen spoke about this system in sessions at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Cardio-oncology | March 22, 2019 VIDEO: Characterization of Cardiac Structural Changes and Function Following Radiation Therapy Magid Awadalla, MBBS, is an advanced cardiac imaging research fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has been involved in an imaging study of cardiac changes from photon radiotherapy in breast cancer patients using serial cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The radiotherapy beams used to treat breast cancer pass close to the neighboring heart, which can cause cardiac cell damage leading to issues like heart failure later on. He spoke on the topic of cardio-oncology at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2019 meeting. Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2019 meeting in July. The system was pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval at AHRA, but received FDA 510(k) clearance in early August 2019.The system features a 33-inch aperture, large enough to place a wheelchair inside. It can be rotated 90 degrees in either direction and the deck can be parked in any position, making it easier for patients to get on and off the 660-pound weight table. The FluoroSpeed X1 offers controls that are ergonomic for technologists, with duplicate controls on each side for either a left- or right-handed tech. The machine also has a large aperture to allow swallow studies.The FluoroSpeed X1 comes equipped with a 17 x 17-inch dynamic digital X-ray detector (FPD) in the table bucky, allowing it to both be used for fluoroscopy as well as radiographic exams.Read more about the FluoroSpeed X1:Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System AAPM | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care Cynthia McCollough, Ph.D., director of the Mayo Clinic Computed Tomography (CT) Clinical Innovation Center, professor of medical physics and biomedical engineering, and the 2019 president of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), explains the “building bridges” theme of the 2019 AAPM meeting. This theme was the focus of her president’s address at the 2019 AAPM meeting. She spoke on the theme of diversity and how to break down the barriers between various minorities, male-female, religion, national origin, etc. She gave many photo examples of how we pigeon hole people into neat categories and that we often say we have equally in society, however her images showed recent images of big political summits where there are no women present, or they were the secretaries in the background. She said in medical practice, department administration and collaboration on projects, people need to be cognoscente of bias they have engrained by culture for which they may not even be aware.She showed a slide of the AAPM membership makeup by generation and said members need to keep in mind the way each generation thinks and communicates varies by their generation’s life experience and upbringing. McCollough said understanding these differences can help bridge perceived gaps in communication. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes Nate Bachman, graduate research assistant in the Human Cardiovascular Physiology Lab of the Dept. of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University, describes how he and fellow researchers used multiple types of cardiac imaging to evaluate the health of athletes who compete in endurance events lasting six hours or more, and what the results may suggest for future screening.Watch the VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019, an interview with AHRA President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA. Artificial Intelligence | July 12, 2019 VIDEO: The Economics of Artificial Intelligence Khan Siddiqui, M.D., founder and CEO of HOPPR, discusses the economic advantages and costs presented by artificial intelligence (AI) applications in radiology, as well as potential strategies for healthcare providers looking to add AI to their armamentarium, at the 2019 Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting. Digital Pathology | July 11, 2019 VIDEO: Integrating Digital Pathology With Radiology Toby Cornish, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor and medical director of informatics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, explains how the subspecialty of digital pathology has evolved in recent years, the benefits of integrating pathology and radiology, and how artificial intelligence (AI) may smooth the transition, at the 2019 Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting.  Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the name-sake of the Agatston score used in CT calcium scoring. He explains the history of the scoring system from the early 1990s and the evolution of CT technology for cardiac imaging. The latest American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 cholesterol guidelines now include the use of CT calcium scoring, which was a big topic at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McCollough, Ph.D., director of the Mayo Clinic CT Clinical Innovation Center, professor of medical physics and biomedical engineering and the 2019 president of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), shares her insights on the latest advances in computed tomography (CT) imaging technology. She spoke at the 2019 AAPM meeting. She also did an interview at AAPM on her president’s theme for the 2019 meeting – VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care.Find more news and videos from AAPM. Brachytherapy Systems | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: New Alpha Emitter Brachytherapy Seeds in Development Lior Arazi, Ph.D., assistant professor at Ben-Gurion University, Israel, explains the potential benefits of a new Radium-224 brachytherapy seed technology he is helping develop. The technology uses high-dose alpha particles to kill cancer cells, but has a very short tissue penetration, so it can be placed very close to critical structures without causing collateral damage to healthy tissue. He discussed this technology in sessions at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Related content:VIDEO: Implementation of Artificial Intelligence Tools in Radiology Practice — Interview with Lawrence Tanenbaum, M.D.VIDEO: AI That Second Reads Radiology Reports and Deals With Incidental Findings — Interview with Nina Kottler, M.D.Technology Report: Artificial Intelligence at RSNA 2018VIDEO: Implementation of Artificial Intelligence Tools in Radiology Practice RSNA | April 03, 2019 VIDEO: Editor’s Choice of the Most Innovative New Technology at RSNA 2018 ITN Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the most interesting new medical imaging technologies displayed on the expo floor at the 2018 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting. The video includes new technologies for fetal ultrasound, CT, MRI, mobile DR X-ray, a new generation of fluoroscopy systems, MRI contrast mapping to better identify tumors, and a new technique to create moving X-ray images from standard DR imaging.Watch the related VIDEO: Editor’s Choice of the Most Innovative New Artificial Intelligence Technologies at RSNA 2018. This inlcudes a tour of some of the recently FDA-cleared AI technologies for medical imaging at RSNA 2018.  Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos Enterprise Imaging | April 26, 2019 VIDEO: A Transformative Approach to Reducing Cost and Complexity at CarolinaEast Health System CarolinaEast Health System, an award-winning health system in New Bern, N.C., was one of the first to collaborate with Philips to implement IntelliSpace Enterprise Edition, a comprehensive managed service. Watch the video to see how we collaborated together to streamline workflows and improve interoperability for better care.Watch the related editorial interview VIDEO: Streamlining PACS Administration — Interview with Mike Ciancio, imaging systems administrator at CarolinaEast Health System. Molecular Imaging View all 22 items Find more SCCT news and videos Mammography | April 15, 2019 VIDEO: A Discussion on Proposed FDA Rules for Mammography Reporting Wendie Berg, M.D., Ph.D., FACR, chief scientific advisor to DenseBreast-info.org and professor of radiology at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine/Magee-Women’s Hospital of UPMC, spoke with ITN Editorial Director Melinda Taschetta-Millane about some of the proposed amendments to the language being used for mammography reporting and quality improvement.Read the article “FDA Proposes New Rules for Mammography Reporting and Quality Improvement” Barbara Rabinowitz, Ph.D., MSW, RN, founder of the National Consortium of Breast Centers, talks with ITN editorial director Melinda Taschetta-Millane during NCoBC’s 25th anniversary conference, and addresses the very important topic of survivorship. Find more SCCT news and videos Nuclear Imaging | August 24, 2017 VIDEO: Implementing CZT SPECT Cardiac Protocols to Reduce Radiation Dose Randy Thompson, M.D., attending cardiologist, St. Luke’s Mid-America Heart Institute, Kansas City, explains protocols and what to consider when working with the newer generation CZT-SPECT camera systems for nuclear cardiology. He spoke during the 2017 American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) Today technology update meeting. Watch the related VIDEO “PET vs. SPECT in Nuclear Cardiology and Recent Advances in Technology.” Read the related articles “Managing Dose in PET and SPECT Myocardial Perfusion Imaging,”  and “Advances in Cardiac Nuclear Imaging.” Related Articles on Y-90 Radiotherapy:Current Advances in Targeted Radionuclide TherapyA Look Ahead in Targeted Radionuclide TherapyRadioactive Bead Therapy Now Used for Head, Neck TumorsNCCN Guidelines Recommend Y-90 Microspheres for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Treatment FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 SPECT-CT | December 12, 2018 VIDEO: Walk Around of the Veriton SPECT-CT System This is a walk around of the new Spectrum Dynamics Veriton SPECT-CT nuclear imaging system introduced at the 2018 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting. This is a walk around of an innovative new SPECT-CT nuclear imaging system shown at the Radiological Society Of North America (RSNA) 2018 meeting this week. It’s CT system with comes in 16, 64 or 128 slice configurations. It has 12 SPECT detector robotic arms that automatically move toward the patient and use a sensor to stop a few millimeters from the skin to optimize photon counts and SPECT image quality. It also uses more sensitive CZT digital detectors, which allows either faster scan times, or use of only half the radiotracer dose of analog detector scans.Read the article “Nuclear Imaging Moves Toward Digital Detector Technology.” Read the article “Spectrum Dynamics Sues GE for Theft, Misappropriation of Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition.” Information Technology View all 220 items Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2019 meeting in July. The system was pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval at AHRA, but received FDA 510(k) clearance in early August 2019.The system features a 33-inch aperture, large enough to place a wheelchair inside. It can be rotated 90 degrees in either direction and the deck can be parked in any position, making it easier for patients to get on and off the 660-pound weight table. The FluoroSpeed X1 offers controls that are ergonomic for technologists, with duplicate controls on each side for either a left- or right-handed tech. The machine also has a large aperture to allow swallow studies.The FluoroSpeed X1 comes equipped with a 17 x 17-inch dynamic digital X-ray detector (FPD) in the table bucky, allowing it to both be used for fluoroscopy as well as radiographic exams.Read more about the FluoroSpeed X1:Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Artificial Intelligence | July 22, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Machine Learning to Automate Radiotherapy Treatment Planning Leigh Conroy, Ph.D., physics resident, University Health Network, Princess Margaret Cancer Center, Toronto, Canada, explains how her center is using machine learning to automate treatment plans. The center is one of the first to use the RayStation machine learning treatment planning system for radiation oncology. She spoke at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Interventional Radiology | June 26, 2019 VIDEO: How Alexa Might Help During Interventional Radiology Procedures Kevin Seals, M.D., University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Health, interventional radiology fellow, is working on a research project using smart speakers such as the Amazon Echo and Google Home to create a new method for accessing information on device technologies in real time in the interventional radiology (IR) lab. Operators can use the conversational voice interface to retrieve information without breaking sterile scrub. The technology uses using natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning to rapidly provide information about device sizing and compatibility in IR.Seals spoke at the 2019 Radiology AIMed conference in Chicago in June. Clinical Decision Support | June 29, 2017 VIDEO: Clinical Decision Support Requirements for Cardiac Imaging Rami Doukky, M.D., system chair, Division of Cardiology, professor of medicine, Cook County Health and Hospitals System, Chicago, discusses the new CMS requirements for clinical decision support (CDS) appropriate use criteria (AUC) documentation in cardiac imaging starting on Jan. 1, 2018. He spoke at the 2017 American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) Today meeting. Read the article “CMS to Require Appropriate Use Criteria Documentation for Medical Imaging Orders.” Related Enterprise Imaging Content:RSNA Technology Report 2017: Enterprise ImagingVIDEO: Building An Effective Enterprise Imaging StrategyFive Steps for Better Diagnostic Image ManagementVIDEO: Enterprise Imaging and the Digital Imaging Adoption ModelEnterprise Imaging to Account for 27 Percent of Imaging MarketVIDEO: Defining Enterprise Imaging — The HIMSS-SIIM Enterprise Imaging WorkgroupVIDEO: How to Build An Enterprise Imaging System Related CT Calcium Scorining Content:VIDEO: New Cholesterol Guidelines Support CT Calcium Scoring for Risk Assessment — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D.CT Calcium Scoring Becoming a Key Risk Factor AssessmentACC and AHA Release Updated Cholesterol Guidelines for 2018VIDEO: CT Calcium Scoring to Screen For Who Should Take Statins — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D. Artificial Intelligence | March 13, 2019 VIDEO: How iCad Uses AI to Speed Breast Tomosynthesis At RSNA 2018, iCad showed how its ProFound AI for digital breast tomosynthesis technology might help in the interpretation of tomosynthesis exams. Rodney Hawkins, vice president of marketing for iCad, discusses how this technology can better help detect the cancer.Related content:Artificial Intelligence 2018: What Radiologists Need to Know About AIRSNA 2018 Sunday – Improving, Not Replacing Radiology Imaging View all 288 items Artificial Intelligence | July 22, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Machine Learning to Automate Radiotherapy Treatment Planning Leigh Conroy, Ph.D., physics resident, University Health Network, Princess Margaret Cancer Center, Toronto, Canada, explains how her center is using machine learning to automate treatment plans. The center is one of the first to use the RayStation machine learning treatment planning system for radiation oncology. She spoke at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Recent Videos View all 606 items Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes Nate Bachman, graduate research assistant in the Human Cardiovascular Physiology Lab of the Dept. of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University, describes how he and fellow researchers used multiple types of cardiac imaging to evaluate the health of athletes who compete in endurance events lasting six hours or more, and what the results may suggest for future screening.Watch the VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019, an interview with AHRA President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA. Women’s Health View all 62 items Computed Tomography (CT) | January 08, 2016 RSNA Technology Report 2015: Computed Tomography Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of computed tomography (CT) advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2015. The video includes Freiherr during his booth tours with some of the key vendors who were featuring new technology. Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Assist in Pediatric Imaging Sudhen Desai, M.D., FSIR, interventional radiologist at Texas Children’s Hospital, editor of IR Quarterly for the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) and on the Board of Directors for the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs, explained how artificial intelligence (AI) can assist in pediatric imaging and the pitfalls of training AI systems. He spoke at the 2019 Radiology AIMed conference. Deep learning algorithms require large amounts of patient case data to train the systems to read medical images automatically without human intervention. However, in pediatrics, there are often much lower numbers of normal and abnormal scans that can be used compared to vast amounts of adult exams available. This makes it difficult to train systems, so AI developers are coming up with innovative new ways to train their software. Compounding issues with training pediatric imaging AI is that the normal ranges change very quickly for young children due to their rapid development. He explained what is normal for a 2-year-old may not be normal for a 5-year-old.Desai and other pediatric physicians who spoke at the conference said AI could have a big impact on pediatric imaging where there are not enough specialists for the increasing image volumes. Enterprise Imaging | July 08, 2019 VIDEO: Building the Right Team for Enterprise Imaging Success — Part 1 ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with Don Dennison, healthcare IT consultant and Chris Roth, M.D., associate professor of radiology, vice chair, information technology and clinical informatics, and director of imaging informatics strategy at Duke University Medical Center, about how to find the right people to deploy a successful enterprise imaging strategy. CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) scanner on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting in July. It is aimed at cardiology office based imaging and was released this past spring at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.The system has removable tablets on each side of the scanner where the tech can adjust the machine, review scout scans and trigger the scanner. The idea is to improve workflow and allow the tech to remain at the bedside longer to be with the patient, rather tucked away in a remote control room using an intercom.The entire system is built into the gantry seen here, so there is no need for extra equipment in a closet, cabinet or server tower.It comes in a 128 slice configuration with 4 cm of anatomical coverage per rotation.It uses the Stellar detector and tin filtration to eliminate low energy photons and help lower dose. It can be programmed to aid workflow by automatically removing bone, create cured planar reconstructions, lung CAD and other post-processing features so more time can be spent on reading scans. The scanner also comes with a HeartFlow FFR-CT starter pack.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Related content:Atrium Health Debuts Amazon Alexa Skill to Help Patients Access Medical CareSmart Speaker Technology Harnessed for Hospital Medical Treatments Artificial Intelligence | April 17, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence in Radiology — Are We Doomed? At the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI)/American College of Radiology (ACR) 2019 Symposium, Rasu Shrestha, M.D., MBA, chief strategy officer for Atrium Health, discusses his new role with Atrium, the hype cycle of artificial intelligence (AI) and the key elements of getting AI in radiology — and in healthcare — right.Read the article “Atrium Health Debuts Amazon Alexa Skill to Help Patients Access Medical Care”Listen to the podcast Is Artificial Intelligence The Doom of Radiology?, a discussion with Shrestha. CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) scanner on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting in July. It is aimed at cardiology office based imaging and was released this past spring at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.The system has removable tablets on each side of the scanner where the tech can adjust the machine, review scout scans and trigger the scanner. The idea is to improve workflow and allow the tech to remain at the bedside longer to be with the patient, rather tucked away in a remote control room using an intercom.The entire system is built into the gantry seen here, so there is no need for extra equipment in a closet, cabinet or server tower.It comes in a 128 slice configuration with 4 cm of anatomical coverage per rotation.It uses the Stellar detector and tin filtration to eliminate low energy photons and help lower dose. It can be programmed to aid workflow by automatically removing bone, create cured planar reconstructions, lung CAD and other post-processing features so more time can be spent on reading scans. The scanner also comes with a HeartFlow FFR-CT starter pack.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Radiation Oncology | May 13, 2019 Patient-first Innovations from Accuray at ASTRO 2018 At ASTRO 2018, Accuray showcased new patient-first innovations, including motion synchronization on Radixact, and the new CK VoLO, a fast optimizer on the CyberKnife system. Andrew Delao, senior director of marketing for Accuray, highlights the new features. Find more SCCT news and videos Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA, discuss some of the most important clinical topics at the 2019 AHRA Annual Meeting and how the association plans to help its members embrace technological change in the coming years. Among the main focuses at the meeting were clinical decision support (CDS), artificial intelligence (AI) and the use of data analytics to improve equipment and personnel performance. Watch the VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes, an interview with Colorado State University graduate research assistant Nate Bachman at AHRA 2019. Related GE Edison Platform Content:VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence – GE Builds AI Applications on Edison PlatformGE Healthcare Unveils New Applications and Smart Devices Built on Edison Platform Find more news and videos from AAPM. Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). 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first_imgSabre Pacific has announced the launch of a new service to help Australian agencies take advantage of cloud computing. Sabre Vero is the next evolution in computing infrastructure which allows travel consultants to access their agency applications as a virtual desktop.This new Sabre Pacific service provides access to the agent desktop from multiple devices including Mac, PC, desktop, laptop, zero client, iPad, tablet or smart devices, across multiple locations, each with user controlled authentication for increased security. Allowing customers to take their world with them wherever they go.The service gives consultants the flexibility to pick and choose which applications to include in their virtual desktop based on individual requirements. They can include Sabre Red, Sabre Pacific applications, Microsoft Office 365 (including Outlook and Microsoft Office applications), One drive, printing, anti-virus and any agency web applications.“Sabre Vero allows the travel industry to centralise their technology offering with managed technical support for the Desktop as a Service (DaaS) and associated applications,” said Sabre Pacific managing director, Jeremy van de Klundert.Perfect for remote or mobile team-members, in-office hot-desking and anyone who wants the freedom to take their world with them wherever they need it.“By minimising expenditure on local hardware and office based servers, cloud computing is not only a cheaper option for travel agencies but it also delivers efficiency, flexibility and increases consultant productivity,” continued van de Klundert.A recent survey conducted by the technology leader revealed that the most important factor for agencies today is to have flexible access to data and the ability to work anywhere. They found that almost two thirds of the respondents need to access their computer files and data at least once daily, and yet only a third have a cloud based solution that allows them to meet this need. The main reason cited was a lack of knowledge on how to go about setting this up.“Sabre Vero solves this issue for our customers,” said van de Klundert. “Our customers look to us as their technology partner to help them with more than just their GDS. Sabre Vero gives consultants in Australia the IT infrastructure they need to leverage technology to succeed.”Source = Sabre Pacificlast_img read more

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first_imgSource = Cruise Lines International Association Australasia Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia has announced it’s taking this year’s Cruise Week to a new platform, with the popular consumer event to be promoted through a new interactive online magazine.CLIA Australasia General Manager Brett Jardine said the new approach would make Cruise Week – to be held from September 7-14 – even more accessible to consumers and agents.Mr Jardine said the e-zine would be supported by a dedicated marketing campaign featuring a mixture of EDMs and social media as well as banner advertisements and native advertising across popular mainstream sites such as the Women’s Weekly in Australia and New Zealand, Australian Gourmet Traveller, Cruise Critic, Trip Advisor and Fairfax media.“People spend more time online today than they do reading the newspaper, watching TV or listening to the radio – so it makes good sense to take Cruise Week into the digital space,” Mr Jardine said.“Our new e-zine will be a fantastic way for the industry to attract prospective passengers as it will enable readers to experience life onboard a wide range of ships through content, images and video designed to immerse them in the magic of cruising.”Mr Jardine said while agents would still be encouraged to undertake traditional promotional activity such as film nights and window displays, they would also be able to promote Cruise Week by simply sending their customers an email with a link to the Cruise Week e-zine.The e-zine’s content will include interviews with cruisers and celebrities about the appeal of cruising, coverage of different styles of cruising and destinations, as well as an overview of onboard product from dining to enrichment programs.The magazine will be located on the Cruise Week website along with cruise line deals and CLIA’s Cruise Specialist Agent locator tool, which is set to be a primary focus in all Cruise Week marketing.For more information visit www.cruising.org.au in Australia and www.cruising.org.nz in New Zealand.last_img read more

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Existing Home Sales to Top 5 Million Again in 2018

first_img in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News Existing Home Sales to Top 5 Million Again in 2018 December 18, 2017 522 Views Sharecenter_img Home Sales predictions Recovery rise WalletHub 2017-12-18 Staff Writer Home sales will again rise beyond 5 million in 2018, according to credit score and financial advice website WalletHub’s eight financial predictions for 2018. WalletHub’s editors surveyed more than a dozen economics experts, as well as analyzing big-bank projections and Federal Reserve forecasts, to produce this list of financial predictions for 2018.WalletHub said that home sales would rise on a number of factors including the fact that, unlike credit cards, most mortgages aren’t directly affected by Fed rate hikes. Citing data from Freddie Mac, WalletHub points out that nearly 90 percent of mortgages have fixed rates and a 30-year term. Despite Fed recently increasing its target rate by 125 basis points, the average APR on a 30-year fixed rate mortgage has actually fallen a bit since 2015. When people hear rates are rising, they may think the window to borrow on the cheap is closing, and WalletHub predicts this will lead to more home sales.Citing data from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and the National Association of Realtors, WalletHub noted  that, through October, existing home sales were 9 percent behind 2016’s pace of 5.45 million homes sold, and WalletHub expects similar results in 2017, continuing into 2018.“Home sales can be expected to continue to rise in many markets that have yet to recover from the crash a decade back,” Oscar Brookins, an associate professor of economics at Northeastern University, said. “Those markets that have already recovered (primarily the coastal markets) will probably continue growth and attenuate the existent gap between themselves,” he added.Among its other financial predictions, WalletHub has said that the U.S. GDP growth would  remain near 2.5 percent as the economy continued to rise throughout 2017, and economic expansion was expected to continue through 2018. However, a lot would depend on the fate of the Congressional tax reforms. WalletHub also predicted that unemployment will crack the 4 percent mark; S&P 500 will top 2,900 to finish the year at 2,838; the Fed will raise rates thrice, costing borrowers billions; credit card debt will break all-time records, topping $1 trillion owed; consumer credit scores will peak in 2018; and auto sales will top 17 million for the fourth straight year.To read the complete list of WalletHub’s financial predictions for 2018 click here.last_img read more

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depend on what they tell me" Friedman said It would be unusual for such high-level executives to not quickly learn of such significant news he said "If anybody in the company knew it would be shocking if they didn’t learn about it" he saidYouth wing of Southern Kaduna Peoples Union SOKAPU has alerted the federal government international community and other stakeholders to call Governor Nasiru Ahmed El-Rufai to order and to stop him from sowing seeds of discord among the people by the conversion of some chiefdoms to Emirate councils in Southern Kaduna Nasiru Jagaba leader SOKAPU Youth Wing while addressing newsmen in Kaduna Thursday said “We are calling on all well-meaning individuals corporate groups other state governments the Federal Government and the international community to call el-Rufai to order He should not be allowed to sow seeds of conflicts that will outlive his unfortunate government “It could be recalled that last month on his Twitter handle El-Rufai twitted a lie that the Chiefs of Kauru Kagarko Kajuru and Lere all in Southern Kaduna had requested for a change of their royal titles (nomenclature) to ‘Emirs’ in which he promptly granted “His revelation created anger and tension not only in the affected areas but the entire Southern Kaduna Somehow people showed restrain in the typical peaceful and tolerant nature of our people “El-Rufai’s who has since crumbled politically socially and has economically destroyed Kaduna state is now gambling with religion to appease to Muslims most who have long concluded on him as a total failure “The governor who has not initiated and completed one single viable project in the past three years is trying to sow conflict between Muslims and Christians as a means of distracting attention from his humongous failures “El-Rufai does not only nurse a pathological hatred for Southern Kaduna his present action shows that he cares even little if Kaduna state burns as long as he hoists his hate policies over us” The youths noted that by implication every Christian and all non-Muslims in the affected new Emirates will come under the customs and tradition of Islamic rule “It has now become impossible for anyone among the majority of the population of the new emirates to aspire to the stool unless they convert to Islam “The governor is desperately doing everything within and outside his powers to denigrate our history culture and tradition by imposing Islamic enclaves in these areas This is to create a deceptive narration that Muslims are indeed the owners of these lands “By this development the governor is assisting the new Emirs to go into land grabbing and motivate unplanned immigration of Muslims to settle on the lands to strengthened the new emirates” the youth lamented They explained “Anytime the governor is not downgrading the population of Southern Kaduna from 51 per cent of the population of the state (according to the 2006 Census) to 30 per cent he is bent on seeing that the highest mass of sacked workers under his grim regime are from Southern Kaduna “Governor Nasir el-Rufai has not only tried to destroy tertiary education in Southern Kaduna by shutting down every the tertiary institutions there for nearly a year for not just cause he also imposed a punishing 24-hour curfew for weeks over some parts of Southern Kaduna with the purpose of destroying us economically all in 2016 Yet under that period the affected areas had come under the siege of his Fulani kinsmen “His diabolical hate for Southern Kaduna is not only reflected in the complete absence of any serious project in the area but demonstrated in his latest dangerous elevation of four chiefs to Emirs thus creating of new Emirates over these chiefdoms in Southern Kaduna whose communities are essentially non-Muslims “Instead of heeding to wise counsel to withdraw the idea a letter dated 30 May 2018 signed by Adamu M Mansur Permanent Secretary Ministry of Local Government Affairs confirmed that the Chief of Kauru Kauru LGA had indeed been upgraded from a Chief to a Muslim religious ruler and had become Emir This was without any sort of consultation with our people “To spite us further the Commissioner for Local Government Affairs Prof Kabiru Mato issued a statement affirming the belligerent position of the governor by insisting that the Chiefs of Kagarko Kajuru Kauru and Lere chiefdoms requested for a change of nomenclature and was approved In other words these Chiefdoms have automatically become Emirates “Yet Apart from the unending curse of armed herdsmen plundering and killing our people in Southern Kaduna; the unprecedented neglect of the place under the present government the issue of change of status of the four chiefdoms have never been a source of concern at any time to our people “Anyone who has the most rudimentary information of Southern Kaduna will first and foremost affirmed that the four LGAs so affected are overwhelming Christians with sprinkling of Muslims settlements in some semi-urban areas Even at that these settlements such as Kauru Kagarko Kajuru and Lere stand like tiny islands in a sea of Christian communities In the hundreds of years of Islamic history in Northern Nigeria no local government area of Southern Kaduna has ever been traditionally Islamic Not even by 10 per cent” The youth added “We totally and completely reject and denounce the title of ‘Emir’ and the foisting of emirate system on Kauru Kagarko Kajuru and Lere Chiefdoms “We want the status quo to stand Both Muslims Christians and other faiths have no issues with the ‘Chiefs’ and ‘Chiefdoms’ “We call on affected LGAs to remain peaceful and law abiding but should never recognise the new ‘Emirs’ and to also disregard the new ‘Emirates’ “Unless a referendum on these is reached the new creations of El-Rufai is not binding on our people”Equifax, Rita Redberg. added: "It is not going to be special because Carlos is coming back to Hillsborough. including victories over Liverpool and Arsenal, even 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