Repoll in 3 polling stations in Raiganj

first_imgKolkata: The Election Commission has ordered re-poll in three polling booths of Raiganj and one polling booth of Cooch Behar in North Bengal on April 29.According to the sources in the office of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), re-poll would be conducted in booths 19 and 37 of Islampur and booth 191 of Goyalpukur under the Raiganj parliamentary constituency where elections were held on April 18. Repoll would also be held at booth 181 of Cooch Behar on April 29 along with the fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections. Cooch Behar went to poll in the first phase of elections on April 11. It may be mentioned that various opposition parties including the BJP demanded re-poll in many other booths alleging that the polls were not conducted in a free and fair manner. After examining the situation, the Election Commission has, however, felt the need of conducting repoll in four polling booths in North Bengal. The state BJP leaders demanded repoll in many other polling stations of Raiganj and Cooch Behar citing violence. The CEO office sent a detailed report to the Election Commission of India. After being instructed by the ECI, the CEO office ordered repoll in the four polling booths that saw violence on the days of their respective elections. Meanwhile, the ECI has denied the demand of Trinamool Congress to replace BJP’s symbol on the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in Barrackpore Lok Sabha constituency as they claimed that the symbols on the EVMs carry a mention of the party name — BJP right at the bottom of the symbols. On the basis of the complaint, the CEO office sought an opinion from the ECI in Delhi. After examining the symbol, the ECI has cleared it saying that there is no mention of BJP’s party name on the EVM along with the symbol as it was alleged by certain political parties. The ECI has also issued the necessary instructions to the CEO office in this regard. The ECI observed that what the other political parties including the ruling Trinamool Congress in the state are referring to as a mention of the BJP’s party name on EVM in Barrackpore is not so and hence there is no question of replacing the symbol.last_img read more

SLTDA license mandatory for loans to tourism businesses

The SLTDA has also had discussions with the Central Bank to ensure that the commercial banks too consider the SLTDA license as a pre-requisite for granting loans to tourism related businesses.The SLTDA recently set up an Enforcement Unit to bring unregistered tourism related business establishments in Sri Lanka into the regulatory framework of the SLTDA through registration. In addition, the SLTDA is in the process of setting up countrywide committees to expedite the data collection process and submit a full report covering all districts to the Enforcement Unit.SLTDA also launched Online Tourism Business Licensing System (OTBLS) last year to further facilitate tourism business license issuance and renewal processes. At the same time, the SLTDA has deployed a new cyber tool to track accommodation providers operating without valid licence from the institution.This tool scans publicly available online data about tourism businesses and cross-checks them with the Business Licensing Platform run by the state tourism authority. It also added that there were many tourism businesses operating in the country without license from the SLTDA. The SLTDA is the governing body of Sri Lanka Tourism and the replacement of the Sri Lanka Tourist Board. (Colombo Gazette) “This provision has been introduced to maintain the quality and standards to protect the country’s reputation as a travel destination,” the letter said. The Central Bank of Sri Lanka has directed all finance companies in the country to consider the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority’s (SLTDA) license as a prerequisite for granting loans to any tourism related business.In a letter to Krishan Thilakaratne, the Chairman of the Finance Houses Association of Sri Lanka, the Central Bank says under the Tourism Act No. 38 of 2005, it is mandatory for all tourism related businesses in the country to register with the SLTDA before commencing business operations. read more

ServiceLearning Resource Centre offers financial support

The Service-Learning Resource Centre has a variety of funding opportunities available to support service-learning ideas and course development needs.Below is a brief summary of the available funds, with more details about each available on the Service-Learning website:· Project seed money – up to $300 to support those looking to develop or expand service-learning related activities· Community partner incentive – up to $1000 to develop or enhance relationships with community partners for service-learning related activities· Service-Learning course incentive grants – up to $1500 for Service-Learning coursesApplications are now open for Service-Learning course incentive grants with a deadline of Friday, April 25 for adjudication in early May.A question and answer session will be hosted Thursday, April 10 from 12 noon-1 p.m. in TH253 for anyone wishing to learn more about the grant, ask questions and discuss grant ideas.All Project Seed Money and Community Partner Incentive applications are adjudicated on an on-going basis as they are received.The Service-Learning Resource Centre also provides support for those who wish to attend a service-learning related conference or professional development opportunity.The following is a list of featured conferences (you may also request to attend a conference not listed here if you have one in mind), and to submit an application for a PD grant, which typically covers the cost of registration.These are adjudicated on an ongoing basis and all other associated costs are the responsibility of the applicant.Drop by the Service-Learning Resource Centre during business hours or contact Sandy Howe or ext. 4126 if you are interested in pursuing any of these opportunities. read more

Slovak Foreign Minister elected as President of 72nd session of the General

VIDEO: The President-elect of the UN General Assembly, Miroslav Lajčák, of Slovakia, hopes to bring the UN closer to the world’s citizens.Congratulations abound In his remarks to the General Assembly, Secretary-General António Guterres offered his warm congratulations, saying: “Foreign Minister Lajčák has always demonstrated an impressive command of all aspects of UN action and a strong commitment to the principles that govern our work.” The UN chief highlighted Mr. Lajčák strong commitment to the implementation of Agenda 2030 and the Paris Agreement on Climate change, adding that his “enthusiastic leadership in relation to the Oceans Conference represent a legacy that will never be forgotten in the United Nations.” Mr. Guterres also lauded current President, Peter Thomson, saying: “You have guided this Assembly outstandingly well during the transition from one Secretary-General to the next – and you have fully supported my efforts to sharpen our focus on prevention, achieve reform, and better serve the peoples of the world.” For his part, General Assembly President Thomson offered congratulations, highlighting that his successor brings “a dedicated work ethic, an unwavering commitment to multilateralism, and a wealth of experience to the role,” skills, he added “that will serve him, and the United Nations, well over the coming session.” Mr. Thomson commented that he had been struck by Mr. Lajčák “commitment to forging a United Nations fit for the 21st Century, an Organization that serves the people, one that is based on ethics and transparency, and one that promotes human rights and the rule of law.” Finally, he expressed his confidence “that under Minister Lajčák leadership, the United Nations will be strongly positioned to advance our global efforts to sustain peace; promote human rights; and stay the course on implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.” Having served as a three-term Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Slovakia, along with the UN and European Union in a number of senior conflict prevention, resolution, and mediation role, Mr. Lajčák will assume the Presidency on 12 September. Made up of all the 193 Member States of the UN, the General Assembly provides a forum for multilateral discussion of the full spectrum of international issues covered by the UN Charter. It meets in regular session intensively from September to December each year, and thereafter as required. Following his election at UN Headquarters in New York, Mr. Lajčák outlined as the six priorities for his tenure: people; peace and prevention; migration; the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and climate action; and human rights, which would guide his work as an overarching principle. “I do believe we can do more to bring the UN closer to the world’s citizen and make a real difference in their lives,” he began. With a focus on quality, he pledged “not to launch any initiative that would result in additional burden, particularly for smaller States. I would rather create a streamlined agenda organized in clusters.” “Indeed, it is a common goal to create a stronger United Nations able to meet the multitude of expectations placed upon it,” he underscored. “To that end, I will facilitate a constructive, informed and open interaction among Member States and with the Secretary-General.” Mr. Lajčák called for greater trust between the UN and its Members, stressing that he would do “his utmost to support progress on the United Nations reform agenda, which is vital to improve the efficiency and role of the General Assembly, as well as reform the Security Council into a twenty-first-century body.” Immediately after leaving the General Assembly Hall, Mr. Lajčák spoke to the press. “I’ve always believed strongly in multilateralism, with the United Nations at the very centre of it, and I want to use my mandate, when I take over from the current president, to strengthen the role of the United Nations. We live in difficult times, and therefore I believe we need the UN more than ever, and we need a strong and efficient United Nations,” he said. Turning to peace and prevention, Mr. Lajčák explained: “As a professional diplomat, I really believe that we should invest more in preventing conflict, and thus saving human lives and also saving money. There is one important event that is already mandated for April next year, which we want to use to strengthen the importance of sustaining peace and preventing conflict.” “Migration is another priority,” he continued. “We have to deliver on the migration compact, so this will be one of the most urgent issues during the 72nd Session. The next one is to stay focused and keep the speed and attention when it comes to the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals and also climate change.” The Assembly President-elect then added that the “next priority is human rights – respect for basic rights and dignity of every human being. And this is an overarching principle that must be reflected in everything we do.” read more

Royal Marines commando on terror charges over bomb making and arms caches

Scotland Yard allege Maxwell had amassed a library of instructions “regarding the manufacture of explosive substances, the construction of explosive devices and tactics used by terrorist organisations”. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. A serving member of the British armed forces is charged with terrorism offences— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) September 2, 2016 A statement said he had allegedly collected “chemicals and components to be use in the manufacture of explosive substances, the construction of explosive devices” and also faced charges of “manufacturing explosive substances” and “constructing explosive devices”.The Met police allege had created hides “to store explosive substances, explosive devices, components for explosive devices, ammunition, weapons, tools and resources used during the construction of explosive devices and assorted other items linked to the preparation of an act of terrorism”.Maxwell is also charged with getting an image of an adapted Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) pass card and items of PSNI uniform.He has yet to enter a plea and was remanded into police custody at Westminster Magistrates’ Court. The case was adjourned until September 5. A serving Royal Marine has been charged with bomb-making and building secret caches for arms and explosives in England and Northern Ireland.Ciaran Maxwell, serving with Taunton-based 40 Commando, faces charges under the 2006 Terrorism Act for intending to help another commit acts of terrorism.The 30-year-old from Exminster in Devon was arrested last week by counter terrorism police who have since spent days searching sites nearby and in Larne, Co Antrim. read more

Explainer Why UK Brexiteers have been told to sod off away from

first_img Source: Darren McCaffrey/Twitter Now, with the inability of the DUP and Sinn Féin to agree a power-sharing deal at Stormont, some Brexiteers have taken the opportunity to question whether the agreement should remain at all.Labour’s Kate Hoey MP told the Huffington Post:I think there is a need for a cold rational look at the Belfast Agreement. Even if a settlement had been agreed a few days ago there is nothing to stop Sinn Fein or the DUP finding something else to walk out about in a few months. Mandatory coalition is not sustainable in the long term.Writing in the Telegraph about the GFA, Tory MEP and one of the founders of Vote Leave Daniel Hannan said “its flaws have become clearer over time”.“I don’t object to the Belfast Agreement on orange or green grounds, but on democratic grounds. It’s unhealthy to have the same people in office all the time,” he said. Short URL Tuesday 20 Feb 2018, 6:01 PM Numerous #Brexiteers @KateHoeyMP @DanielJHannan and now @OwenPaterson calling for end of Good Friday Agreement. Surely a very dangerous strategy? When Blair/Major warned #Brexit was a threat to peace process – were they right?— Darren McCaffrey (@DarrenEuronews) February 20, 2018 In another column in The Telegraph, journalist Ruth Dudley Edwards wrote that:Realists believe the GFA has served its purpose and run its course, leaving behind the unintended consequence of enshrining sectarianism in the political process.Despite the criticism from some of the hardline Brexiteers, both the British and Irish governments have said that 1998 peace deal is still the way forward.In a series of tweets today, Simon Coveney said that criticism of the agreement was not a good idea.“Talking down Good Friday Agreement because it raises serious and genuine questions of those pursuing Brexit is not only irresponsible but reckless and potentially undermines the foundations of a fragile peace process in Northern Ireland that should never be taken for granted,” Coveney said.He later added: Share114 Tweet Email1 Source: Caroline Magennis/Twitter Feb 20th 2018, 6:01 PM Good Friday Agreement 1998 was supported by referendum in Northern Ireland. The result was 71.1% in favour. A simultaneous referendum held in the Rep of Ireland produced an even larger majority (94.4%) in favour – today Irish and British Govts remain absolutely committed to GFA— Simon Coveney (@simoncoveney) February 20, 2018center_img 38,990 Views Explainer: Why UK Brexiteers have been told to ‘sod off’ away from the Good Friday Agreement It’s all about how it affects the UK’s Brexit negotiating position in Europe. I presume most of the people playing politics with the Good Friday Agreement didn’t grow up in Northern Ireland during the troubles. I wish I could make them feel that visceral sense of relief we had in 1998, as my family wept with joy in the kitchen.— Caroline Magennis (@DrMagennis) February 20, 2018 By Rónán Duffy Source: Simon Coveney/Twitter Kate Hoey MP and Tánaiste Simon Coveney. Source: PA ImagesIRISH POLITICIANS ON both sides of the border have been forced to defend the Good Friday Agreement (GFA) amid an increasing number of attacks from UK Brexiteers.Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said that criticism of the agreement was “reckless” and could “undermine” the peace process.The GFA has come onto the radar of pro-Brexit politicians because its existence has made the Irish government a central player in the UK’s separation negotiations with the EU.All sides agreed that the GFA must be protected in those negotiations and the British deal with the EU in December made specific reference to “protecting the operation of the 1998 Agreement”.That December deal has been criticised by some hardline UK Brexiteers who argue that it could force the UK to maintain regulatory alignment with the EU’s customs union. Fine Gael’s EU affairs spokesperson Senator Neale Richmond was more strident against those criticising the GFA, telling those engaged in such rhetoric to “sod off”.“Not content with stirring up horrible xenophobia in the campaign, they now want to destroy peace in Ireland for their petty brand of British nationalism! In terms they’d understand…. sod off! #StopBrexit, ” Richmond tweeted.Asked about his tweet on RTÉ’s News at One, Richmond said that some “arch-Brexiteers” have been making “unwelcome” comments.“These are the same people who said we need to respect the British vote, the 52%. It’s very important that they remember that 94% of people in the south and 71% of people in the north voted for the Good Friday Agreement,” Richmond said.On the British side,  the UK’s Brexit Secretary David Davis said today that opposition to the GFA is not coming from within the government.Speaking in Austria, Davis was asked about Coveney’s comments that people have been “talking down” the agreement.Davis denied this was the case: “I’m not conscious of anybody talking down the Good Friday Agreement. Certainly nobody in government has and everything that we are doing is aiming towards ensuring that we meet every aspect of it. So I don’t foresee that being a problem.”Read: David Davis: Britain won’t be plunged into ‘Mad Max dystopian’ world after Brexit >Read: A Dáil committee is talking to unionists to prepare for a possible united Ireland > 61 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Tributes paid to visionary Wexford music promoter Barry Ennis

first_imgA former presenter of the Morning Mix on South East Radio shared a story about Ennis, who turned up unexpectedly in studio with Jimmy Osmond, whom he’d brought to Ireland to do a few shows. Share1044 Tweet Email1 3 Comments 39,120 Views Thursday 19 Jan 2017, 9:44 AM Jan 19th 2017, 9:44 AM Tributes paid to ‘visionary’ Wexford music promoter Barry Ennis The death of Ennis has been described as an “immense loss to the music world in Wexford”. Image: Twitter Source: Shane/FacebookTributes began last night and persisted into this morning from people and groups from Wexford and beyond. By Sean Murraycenter_img Am reeling from the tragic news about Barry Ennis. A real gent who always had time for everyone. Huge loss to Wexford & the music community.— Eleanor McEvoy (@eleanormcevoy) January 18, 2017 Image: Twitter Wallis Bird said Ennis was “an unforgettable man with a lust for ideas”, and added “your legacy is strong Barry”.The band Cry Before Dawn praised him as a “great friend” who was part of the push to get the band playing again. Source: Wexford Arts Centre/FacebookStories of Ennis’ skill for booking acts and events are well-known throughout Wexford.He managed to book Imelda May for White’s Hotel back in 2009, with a crowd of 850 packing out the venue after he seized the initiative by reaching out to her manager.He told the Wexford People: “I rang her manager on the mobile and he just happened to be in Ireland at the time so I offered to collect him at the hotel and drive him to the airport.“We chatted along the way and I honestly believe that if I had just emailed him, the concert would never have happened.”His company,, also ran the successful Spiegeltent Festival, which was said to have attracted over 17,000 people to Wexford town last year.Read: ‘It’s what we do’ – Husband of Coast Guard volunteer back on the water after her deathRead: ‘A legend until the end of time’: Tributes paid to David Bowie on first anniversary of death Source: Eleanor McEvoy/Twitter MUSICIANS AND ARTISTS have lined up to pay tribute to Barry Ennis, a music promoter from Wexford who was well known on the Irish music scene who died suddenly yesterday.He has been described as an “immense loss to the music world in Wexford”, “an inventive and bold promoter” and a “gracious and generous host”.Social media has been inundated with tributes and anecdotes from the arts community in Wexford and musicians from home and abroad.Paul Heaton, from the band Beautiful South, said he was “a man who we all felt privileged to know”. Source: Paul Heaton/FacebookIrish band Villagers praised Ennis as a “gentlemen” and a “fantastic promoter” of music. Short URL Very saddened to hear of the passing of Barry Ennis. Always a gentleman & a fantastic promoter of music new & old. Love to family & friends— Villagers (@wearevillagers) January 19, 2017 Source: Villagers/Twitter Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Pond equipment fish stolen from nursery during burglaries

first_imgFirst, the burglar took a pond filter, then a pump in another break-in.After a $400 koi disappeared over the weekend from the Tsugawa Nursery in Woodland, it was pretty clear a water gardener had turned bad.The daughter of the owners, Karen Tsugawa, told Cowlitz County sheriff’s deputies she believes someone is building a pond with stolen parts and fish.The Daily News in Longview reported the nursery has been selling exotic plants and fish for more than 30 years, and this is the first time it has been hit by a rash of burglaries.last_img

46 Earthquake Struck Southcentral Tonight

first_imgInitial reports from the USGS’s indicated the quake was felt in Kenai, Soldotna, Sterling and towards Anchorage. It was centered 8.3 miles east-northeast of Big Lake and struck at a depth of about 22 miles. The 4.6 quake reported by the Alaska Earthquake Center — struck at 8:41pm.center_img Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A 4.6 magnitude earthquake shook Southcentral Alaska Tuesday night, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.last_img

Mahindra Escorts post robust growth in tractor sales for October

first_imgTractor sales in India rose sharply last month on the back of improved sentiments in rural India after good rainfall this monsoon in comparison to two straight years of drought. Mahindra and Escorts reported growth of 61 percent and 52 percent, respectively. Besides, the two companies and Sonalika exported record number of tractors this October.Mahindra sold 43,826 tractors last month in the domestic market, up 61 percent from 27,280 units sold in October last year, while volume sales at  Escorts rose 51.9 percent to 8,859 units from 5,832 tractors in October 2015, according to regulatory filings by the two companies to the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).As for exports, Mahindra shipped 1,351 tractors (up 69 percent) while Sonalika ITL exported 1,248 units, a growth of 70 percent over 735 units last October.”This season’s rainfall has been normal resulting in healthy water levels in reservoirs. Expectations of good kharif crop coupled with good sentiments will positively demand going forward,” Rajesh Jejurikar, president and chief executive, farm equipment and two-wheeler division, Mahindra & Mahindra, said in the filing.Passenger vehicle sales of Mahindra however, grew 3 percent to 24,737 units from 24,060 vehicles last October.Mahindra shares closed 3.54 percent higher at Rs 1,369.35 apiece, while Escorts lost 1.86 percent to end at Rs 372.25 on the BSE.The BSE Sensex lost 349 points, or 1.25 percent, to close at 27,527, following a sell-off across stock markets worldwide over uncertainty in the US presidential elections. A recent poll showed Donal Trump gaining over his rival Hillary Clinton, albeit by a small margin.last_img read more

Students lay siege to DU VCs office

first_imgStudents lay siege to DU VC’s officeA group of Dhaka University (DU) students on Tuesday besieged the office of Dhaka University vice chancellor.The demonstrators demand scrapping of the university’s affiliation with seven colleges and punishment of the Chhatra League activists who were involved in harassing some of the female students.Over one hundred students started demonstrations in the morning and gathered at the foot of Aparajeya Bangla at 11am.’Cancel affiliation of seven colleges to protect DU honour’ and ‘Our only demand is to scrap affiliation of seven colleges with DU’ are the slogans they chanted during the demonstrations.Their demands include withdrawal of a case filed against unknown DU students and removal of the DU proctor.After staging demonstrations at TSC, Arts Building, Business Studies Faculty they marched towards the registrar building and broke a collapsible gate and took position in in front of the VC office.The seven affiliated colleges are; Dhaka College, Eden Mohila College, Government Shaheed Suhrawardy College, Kabi Nazrul Government College, Begum Badrunnesa Government Mohila College, Mirpur Government Bangla College and Government Titumir College.On 15 January, some BCL activists foiled a demonstration of the students who were staging a sit-in in front of the VC’s office and assaulted some female students.last_img read more

US sanctions 4 individuals 5 entities over Syria supports

first_img.The US State Department has imposed financial sanctions on four individuals and five entities, accusing them of having facilitated weapons or fuel transfers, or provided other financial or material support, to the Bashar al-Assad government in Syria.According to a statement released on Thursday by the State Department, the sanctioned individuals were Syrian and Lebanese nationals, and the targeted entities included companies based in Syria, Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates, Xinhua reported.“Today’s action shows that the US will continue to take concrete and forceful action to cut off material support to the Assad regime and its supporters. The US will continue to use all available mechanisms to isolate the Assad regime,” read the statement.In a separate statement, the US Department of the Treasury said the targeted were involved in transactions with the Assad government and with the IS, noting the fact that the Idlib province has been encircled by the government forces.All of the sanctioned individuals’ and entities’ assets within the US jurisdiction would be blocked, and US individuals and entities would be generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them.Since earlier this year, the Syrian rebels were driven out of key areas in the capital Damascus, the central province of Homs and the southern region. The government’s army has been amassing forces and military gear around Idlib in recent weeks, as a major battle against the rebels in Syria looms.last_img read more

Celebrating the appearance of Lord Nrsimhadevas

first_imgThe Hare Krishna Movement invites you to the Appearance Day celebration of Lord Nrsimhadeva on May 20. The celebration will start at 6.30pm. Fruits, flowers and incense is welcome.Prayer to Lord Nrsimhadeva by Maharani Devi Dasi: “My faith is in Your feet and the nails of Your toes, Lord Nrsimhadeva; Please protect me. My faith is in Your pillar-like legs and lotus petal-like chest, Lord Nrsimhadeva; Please direct me. My faith is in Your arms and Your razor-sharp claws, Lord Nrsimhadeva; Please destroy my obstacles. My faith is in Your mane and roaring red mouth, Lord Nrsimhadeva; Please vanquish my fears. My faith is in Your gnashing teeth and Your burning golden eyes, Lord Nrsimhadeva; Please give me strength.  I am confused, Lord Nrsimhadeva; I place myself beneath Your feet; Please dispel my confusion. I am sad, Lord Nrisimhadeva; I beg You to stamp out my sadness. I am frightened, Lord Nrsimhadeva; I beg You to take me into Your lotus hands and destroy my fears with your all-powerful claws. I am in illusion, Lord Nrsimhadeva; Please let Your glaring effulgence destroy my illusions. My dear Lord Nrsimhadeva, I am afraid; I depend upon You, I take shelter of You, Without You I cannot exist. Let me take shelter under Your feet, Let Your roar tell me what I should do, Protect me with Your slashing claws. Only You can help me. My faith lies only in You.”DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter  why not join us there? WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more

Aidoc Introduces AI Solution for WholeBody CT Scan Analysis

first_img News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more February 20, 2018 — Deep learning startup company Aidoc announced what it calls the world’s first and only comprehensive, full-body solution utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) to help analyze computed tomography (CT) scans, highlighting medical findings for radiologists. The workflow-integrated solution offers support for radiologists covering areas such as the head, c-spine, chest and abdomen.”Aidoc’s differentiable approach positions them to overcome the challenging threshold for true adoption of AI solutions by providing significant and clinically relevant value to the radiologist’s practice, in respect to both efficiency and quality,” said Paul J. Chang, M.D., FSIIM, vice-chairman of radiology informatics, University of Chicago School of Medicine.AI-powered technology can have significant impact analyzing acute findings, where time and accuracy are essential. The Aidoc platform expands medical imaging analysis beyond available solutions, which remain relatively specialized with limited application, extending the clinical value of AI to a major portion of radiologists’ daily workload, according to the company.Aidoc obtained the CE Mark last year, making its head and c-spine solution accessible to medical institutions and patients across Europe. “Based on our results from clinical trials with Aidoc, we firmly believe that their solutions will strongly enhance our clinical workflow,” said Bram Stieltjes, M.D., VC of research, University Hospital of Basel in Basel, Switzerland.Aidoc will be presenting its full-body AI solution at the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) 2018, Feb. 28-March 4 in Vienna, Austria.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. 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New alliances seek to boost Costa Ricas sustainable agricultural fishing exports

first_imgTwo new public-private alliances seek to open new doors for Costa Rica in international markets by building sustainable green and blue value chains that protect the country’s biodiversity while strengthening rural economies.The first of the two alliances will create a Green Growth Program, and was signed last week in San José by the Costa Rica USA Foundation for Cooperation (CRUSA), the Foreign Trade Promotion Ofice (PROCOMER) and the Environmental Bank Foundation (FUNBAM). CRUSA commited up to $4 million to the program over the next five years.The second, signed by CRUSA and Conservation International, will develop a Blue Growth Program focused on sustainable fisheries. Both organizations committed $2 million to the program for a total of $4 million over five years.Costa Rica exported a total of $8 billion in goods from January to September, according to PROCOMER, but faces significant challenges in diversifying its offerings and finding ways to add value to its products in ways that comply with the highest quality and environmental standards of the international market, according to a statement from CRUSA. The two programs seek to address this need.Sponsored content from Costa Rica USA Foundation for Cooperation (CRUSA). “The CRUSA Foundation has decided to relaunch the way it works through a five-year strategy to catalyze solutions to our national challenges,” CRUSA President David Gutiérrez said in the statement. “Part of our strategic objectives for 2018-2022 are promoting sustainable models of economic development that improve the quality of life of Costa Ricans while reducing environmental risks as a way to face the effects of climate change in our country.”The Green Growth Platform will focus on converting 200 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) into green businesses, exporting food products, including organics and superfoods, as well as green services, to markets including North America, Europe, Central America and the Caribbean. The program will work with the businesses to improve their practices in commercialization, processes, products, innovation and added value.The program will also work with SMEs to improve their energy efficiency, renewable energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, water use and waste management.The Blue Growth Program, meanwhile, seeks to make Costa Rica’s fisheries more competitive for export through two systems of traceability that allow total control throughout the production change, in compliance with international standards.The Costa Rica USA Foundation has worked as a grantmaker and project partner in Costa Rican sustainable development since 1996, when it was created as a legacy of USAID presence in the country. Its U.S. counterpart, Amigos of Costa Rica, provides outstanding Costa Rican nonprofits with a way to receive online donations that are tax deductible in the United States. Stay tuned for more on the new Tico Times Philanthropy News section co-sponsore by CRUSA and Amigos of Costa Rica. U.S.-bound – and delighted Facebook Commentscenter_img Related posts:Costa Rica’s exports of goods up from last year New Moín container terminal set to open in 2017 Costa Rica’s exports up 8 percent in 2016 Study: Costa Rica’s natural food producers should eye Canada’s West Coastlast_img read more

UN nuclear agency says NKorea mission on hold

first_img Top Stories Men’s health affects baby’s health too Comments   Share   Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements VIENNA (AP) – The head of the U.N. nuclear agency says his organization does not plan to send a mission to North Korea any time soon, despite an invitation from Pyongyang.International Atomic Energy Agency chief Yukiya Amano is invoking the North’s mid- April launch of a satellite as negating any “immediate prospect of an agency mission taking place.”Because of similar technologies, the statellite launch was widely interpreted internationally as a test of North Korean missile capabilities. Pyongyang is prohibited from missile tests by the U.N. Security Council. Sponsored Stories center_img The North issued the invitation to the IAEA on March 13. Amano said it became obvious that it could not send a mission to Pyongyang in the near future after recent contacts with North Korean officials.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) 5 treatments for adult scoliosis How men can have a healthy 2019 Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family New high school in Mesa lets students pick career pathslast_img read more

CTM Upgrades FY15 Profit Guidance at AGM

first_imgCorporate Travel Management (CTM), this morning announced that full year underlying EBITDA guidance is expected to be above AU$41m for 2015.Previous guidance advised to the market was in the range of AU$38-$41m, therefore this represents a minimum 41.8 per cent growth on FY14 full year underlying EBITDA.EBUTDA stands for earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization.The announcement was made at the company’s Annual General Meeting held this morning in Brisbane and CTM’s managing director Jamie Pherous, said that the business is on track for 2015.“The business is successfully executing upon the FY15 business plan in all regions, specifically we are experiencing strong new client wins in nearly all of our jurisdictions and in the Australian market, we are experiencing a marginal rise in average ticket prices over the last four months,” Mr Pherous said.Mr Pherous stated that any future acquisitions will be in addition to this guidance, and the profit guidance range will be refined after the release of the 1HFY15 results in late February 2015.“The combination of these factors is having a positive effect on the company’s FY15 profit and resulting forecast” Pherous added.Source = ETB Travel News: Lewis Wisemanlast_img read more

New tourism junior ministry may keep CTO as executive arm

first_imgNINE months after the government and the unions agreed that Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO) workers will not see their benefits affected after being transformed from a semi-governmental office into a junior ministry for tourism, the government accepted a proposal by Akel not to scrap the tourism board altogether and to place it under its umbrella, a lawmaker said.“Responsibilities concerning supervision, horizontal coordination (of actions) and crisis management will remain with the junior ministry,” Akel deputy Stefanos Stefanou said on Thursday.“We also proposed that there should be a licencing one-stop-shop to allow someone to submit applications for investment projects and reduce bureaucracy. CTO will be responsible only for the implementation of the tourism (strategy), the quality of services and advertising”.Interior Minister Constantinos Petrides who is heading the government’s unit of administrative reform, tasked with producing proposals to overhaul Cyprus’s outdated governance model, accepted some of the communist party’s proposals, incorporated in a new draft bill, Stefanou said. He added that the new bill will be debated on Tuesday when the parliamentary committee for finance meets again.An official of the Cyprus Hotels Association said that the business group is in favour of seeing the junior ministry established and expects to see the outcome of consultations and give-and-take involving political parties and the government in an attempt to form a majority in the parliament before commenting on them.“We are in favour of the approval and the institutionalisation of the junior ministry,” Zacharias Ioannides, the CHA director said.Still, he added, the junior minister must have the responsibility of implementing strategic planning in the area of tourism. “If there is a reconciliation of positions in institutionalising the junior ministry, we support this as long as the new body is effective and viable”.In February, SEK and PEO, the two major unions representing workers at the tourism board, signed an agreement with the government regulating labour issues. Under the agreement, signed by Petrides, then Under-Secretary to the President, who also oversaw the preparation of a national tourism strategy, benefits for workers at the CTO will remain unchanged after its transformation into a junior-ministry.Affected CTO workers would then automatically become civil servants.You May LikeLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoGundry MD ProPlant Complete Shake SupplementCalling All Carnivores! There Is One Protein That Can Restart Your Body’s Fat Burner, And No, It’s Not FishGundry MD ProPlant Complete Shake SupplementUndoYahoo SearchThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Research Best Compact SUV CarYahoo SearchUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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