Rare chicks rescued in Manitoba catch flight to Ontario before flying south

first_imgWINNIPEG – Four rescued chicks that tumbled from a chimney in Manitoba have been flown to Ontario to join a flock that will hopefully lead them south for the winter.The Manitoba government says the chimney swift chicks fell from a heritage building at the Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site in St. Andrews in August.Chimney swifts are listed as a threatened species in Manitoba, with the population estimated between 300 and 1,000 birds.The chicks must be part of a larger flock to be released into the wild, but by the time they were ready, the adult birds had already left Lower Fort Garry for their annual trek to South America.In mid-September, after two weeks of rehabilitation and flight training with other young chimney swifts, the chicks were successfully released into a flock of 500 adult swifts in the chimneys of a brewery in London, Ont.“The standing joke is that I cry at every release. It is a fascinating, fascinating process,” said Debbie Lefebre of Swift Care Ontario, which cared for the birds in London.“Most birds you can release where there’s good food. These have to released where there’s a sizable flock of birds.”Parks Canada staff who discovered the chicks reached out to the Prairie Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre in Winnipeg, and with some help from provincial workers and others, the best option for joining a flock was determined to be in Ontario.The birds travelled there on a commercial airline.Lefebre, who is a retired school principal, said chimney swifts are “incredibly high maintenance” because they need feeding every hour from six in the morning until nine at night. Since they’re aerial feeders, even adult birds in captivity need to be hand fed.They also need special cages because they roost vertically, like bats except with their heads up instead of down. And for the four fledgling Manitoba birds that hadn’t yet learned to fly, Lefebre said they had to be taught how to fly into a chimney.That required an artificial chimney — which was actually a cardboard box that was lined so they could perch on it. Lefebre said the birds were lured there with crickets and worms, and once one started feeding, it made a lot of noise that attracted the others.She said she already had a few other chimney swifts, including one that was the same age as the Manitoba birds. Their peer had already gotten the knack, so the Manitoba birds were able to learn from it.But the season was getting late. Chimney swifts were converging in London, preparing for their annual migration. Lefebre was investigating the possibility she might have to drive the young birds further south to Windsor, Ont., where they could unite with another flock that was also gathering, in case the London flock took off.But the weather stayed warm and the birds hung around until the Manitoba birds were finally ready for release.Lefebre said she waited until some of the flock were visible overhead and the young, captive birds could hear them. She unzipped the mesh cage and the birds flew straight up.“Wild birds immediately fly down and start to circle with them. I call them ‘the welcome wagon.’ That happens at every single release, that they will hear the babies chittering and they’ll come and sort of incorporate them into the flock,” Lefebre explained.“They’ll fly around for maybe an hour and then they follow the flock into the chimney, which is a completely new chimney for them, but they follow the flock.”—by Rob Drinkwater in Edmontonlast_img read more

Customs strike cripples businesses in Sri Lankas capital

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Food importers and wholesalers have shut their shops in Sri Lanka’s capital to demand the government resolve a “work to rule” action by custom officials at the island nation’s main seaport.The Essential Food Commodities Importers and Traders Association said Tuesday it is suffering huge losses because of the trade union action by the customs officers, which has slowed the flow of goods through the port.Customs officers began the “work to rule” campaign on Jan. 30 to protest the government’s decision to replace the head of the Customs Department with a retired naval officer without customs experience. Their union says the appointment was political and that they will continue their action until the government reinstates the former chief.The Associated Press read more

McConnell Willing to offer hemp bill to resolve glitches

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he’s willing to offer follow-up legislation if needed to resolve any “glitches” as hemp starts a new era as a legal agricultural commodity.The Kentucky Republican said Monday that includes safeguarding hemp shipments stopped by police who can’t tell whether they intercepted a legal crop or its illicit cousin, marijuana.Some truckers hauling hemp have been arrested. The only way to distinguish hemp and marijuana is by measuring their tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, and officers don’t have the testing technology to do so on the spot.McConnell spoke at a hemp forum in Kentucky. U.S. Department of Agriculture Undersecretary Greg Ibach, who attended the conference, said USDA has reached out to drug enforcement officials to seek a “co-ordinated effort” on the interstate shipment of hemp.The Associated Press read more

Alberta names oilsands climate advisory panel to help industry meet greenhouse gas

EDMONTON — The Alberta government has named the members of a panel to advise it on how the oilsands can meet its greenhouse gas reduction goals.The Oilsands Advisory Group will have representatives from industry, First Nations and environmental groups and have three co-chairs.The group will advise the government on how best to implement the 100-megatonne cap on emissions on the industry.Why Seven Generations Energy CEO Pat Carlson is taking the long view and embracing Alberta’s climate change planOil CEOs meet to plot new strategy as fissures within industry growIt will also look at technological innovation and effective ways to address regional environmental concerns.The group will be led by David Collyer, former head of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers.Melody Lepine of the Mikisew Cree First Nation and Tzeporah Berman, a longtime environmental activist and professor of environmental studies at York University, are also co-chairs. read more

Labour Relations Board reviews high school strikes

Ontario’s Labour Relations Board is hearing an application today asking for the ongoing high school teacher strikes to be declared illegal.More than 70,000 high school students in Durham, Peel and Sudbury are out of school as a result of strikes, some for almost four weeks.The three affected school boards believe the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation is staging local strikes to put pressure on negotiators at the provincial level, which isn’t allowed under a new bargaining system introduced last year.Under that system, school boards negotiate local issues, while larger issues like salaries and class sizes are discussed for the entire province.The head of the union, however, says they followed all the necessary steps before sending the teachers on strike.

UN refugee agency praises Italy for allowing three dozen refugees to disembark

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) praised Rome for placing humanitarian considerations first, rather than maintaining the impasse that has developed in recent weeks.The Cap Anamur, which is operated by the German aid agency of the same name, was allowed to dock at a port in Sicily yesterday, three weeks after the ship picked up 37 Africans whose boat was stranded in the Mediterranean Sea.Briefing reporters in Geneva, UNHCR spokesman Rupert Colville said the origin of the rescued people was not clear – initial reports said the group were Sudanese, but reports from Italy yesterday indicated they were from Ghana and Nigeria.Mr. Colville said UNHCR staff in Sicily are monitoring the situation and attempting to contact the refugees, who are being held at a centre on the island, to find out more about their situation.Some of the group made asylum claims while on the Cap Anamur, but Mr. Colville said UNHCR was unsure whether any of them were claiming asylum in Italy. read more

Canadian dollar edges lower amid better than expected retail data low inflation

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Canadian dollar edges lower amid better than expected retail data, low inflation TORONTO – The Canadian dollar closed lower Friday but well off session lows amid data showing a better than expected read on Canadian retail sales and very low pressure on prices.The loonie was down 0.03 of a cent to 95.02 cents US after going as low as 94.67 cents US.But the currency improved after Statistics Canada reported that October retail sales rose one per cent, much higher than the 0.3 per cent gain that economists had expected. But excluding autos, sales were flat against an expected 0.2 per cent rise.On the inflation front, the agency reported that inflation rose at an annual rate of 0.7 per cent, down from 1.1 per cent in September and lower than the 0.9 per cent increase that economists expected.The Canadian currency has had a tough week, losing almost three-quarters of a US cent.The loonie started sliding in earnest mid-week and the greenback gained ground after minutes from the Fed’s latest meeting suggested the U.S. central bank will start reducing its $85 billion of monthly bond purchases in coming months.The content of the minutes may have come as a surprise to the markets after Janet Yellen, who is slated to become the next Fed chairman, had expressed strong support for low interest rate and bond buying policies during her confirmation hearing last week.This third round of quantitative easing has kept interest rates low to support a slow but steady economic recovery in the U.S. but also propelled money into higher-yielding stocks.Commodity prices were mixed with January crude on the New York Mercantile Exchange off 60 cents to US$94.84.December copper rose two cents to US$3.21 a pound, while December bullion inched up 50 cents to US$1,244.10 an ounce. But worries about Fed tapering still left gold prices down more than three per cent on the week. by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Nov 22, 2013 6:43 am MDT read more

Growth continues in April new car market

UK new car registrations rose 14.8% in April to 163,357 units.Registrations in the first four months of 2013 grew 8.9% to 768,555 units.April secured the strongest growth in 14 months as buying cycles and market volatility combined to boost uptake.Growth followed a further rise in private registrations, up almost a third on April last year.The UK new car market continues to outperform EU27’s market performance.Positive Q1 growth led to SMMT revising up its full year market forecast to 2.106 million units, which would be a 3% increase on 2012.“The UK new car market continues to perform surprisingly strongly, with volumes again increasing in April. While the headline increase was up almost 15% there were more sales days this year than last,” said SMMT Interim Chief Executive, Mike Baunton. “The UK continues to perform well ahead of the troubled Eurozone as consumer confidence, regular purchase cycles, attractive finance deals and wider market factors continue to make new car buying favourable for motorists.” AprilTotalDieselPetrolAFVPrivateFleetBusiness Mkt share ’12 7Polo3,630 2012142,32274,56665,9171,83961,81674,4806,026 Robust new car market growth continues in April UK new car registrations rose 14.8% in April to 163,357 units, the best April performance since 2008.With high demand for some models in March and an early Easter break, a number of registrations may have been pushed in to April.Registrations over the first four months of 2013 increased 8.9% or more than 60,000 units, to 768,555 units.Registrations over the past 12 months rose more than 150,000 units to 2.107 million units. This is still some 12.3% off the 2007 full year total.The growth has been supported by the private sector, where volumes were up 32.3% in the month and grew 15.2% over the year-to-date. Fleet and business volumes also rose in both the month and the year-to-date.All fuel types have shown growth over the first four months of 2013, although petrol-fuelled cars have seen their market share climb – supported by an increased demand for small cars among private buyers.The Mini segment continues to post the best growth, while the Supermini segment remains the largest segment. All segments, except Upper Medium, posted growth during April and the year-to-date.The Ford Fiesta was the best selling model in April and so far this year.SMMT revised upwards its full year forecast in April to 2.106 million units (from 2.057mn in January), a 3% rise on 2012 volumes. This figure is still some 300,000 units off the pre-recession market. Further growth to 2.123 million units is expected in 2014. 85003,037 10A32,935 2Focus31,025 5Astra4,244 Mkt share ’13 Click through to download the full April 2013 new car registrations news release and data table.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) 3Corsa30,645 50.8%47.8%1.4%46.3%49.4%4.4% % change8.9%4.5%13.7%2.6%15.2%2.7%11.7% Mkt share ’13 2Corsa6,084 Best sellersApril 52.4%46.3%1.3%43.4%52.3%4.2% 1050012,654 1Fiesta8,083 820814,083 92082,975 9Juke12,788 48.7%49.9%1.3%49.0%46.6%4.5% 2013163,35782,09279,4071,85881,75375,0676,537 4Golf5,283 50.3% 48.6% 1.1% 50.0% 46.0% 4.0% 5Golf21,009 % change14.8%10.1%20.5%1.0%32.3%0.8%8.5% 7Polo15,383 1Fiesta42,392 6Qashqai18,362 2013768,555374,495383,76310,297376,369357,78034,406 2012705,878358,438337,40310,037326,700348,37830,800 Year-to-dateTotalDieselPetrolAFVPrivateFleetBusiness 4Astra21,446 Year-to-date 3Focus5,944 Mkt share ’12 6Qashqai3,761 read more

LeBron James Crafts Magnificent Performance To Force Game 7

LeBron James was King James Thursday night.For all he has done in his illustrious career, LeBron James Thursday night in Boston eclipsed himself. Already widely regarded as the game’s best and most dynamic player, James was better and more dynamic than ever, saving the Miami Heat season and crushing the Celtics’ all at once.It was a genius performance by James, magnified by the stakes: a loss in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals and the Heat’s season – expected to be so much more – would be over.James would have none of it. He notched 45 breath-taking points, 14 rebounds and five assists, and Miami forced a deciding Game 7 with a dominating 98-79 victory.  Now, the advantage goes back to the Heat, who host the game that will determine who will face the Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA Finals.This was all made possible by James, the league’s MVP who has been branded by some as a failure in clutch situations. Well, there was not a more important game than Thursday night, facing elimination on the road and a heap of inevitable criticism with failure.In fact, there was talk that coach Eric Spoelstra could be fired with a defeat and that the Big Three of James, Wade and Chris Bosh could be broken up in another disappointing off-season. Pressure? It was immense.But there was no need for a last-second shot. Miami blew out the Celtics with suffocating defense and James’ assault. He was 19-for-26 from the floor, scoring 30 in the first half on 12-for-13 shooting. He scored on a dazzling array of post-ups, fadeaway jump shots and daring forays to the basket. It did not matter that Wade was invisible until late in the game; James was in command.“I just wanted to attack and do whatever it took to lead my team,” James said. “It was a must-win game for us. I’m happy we were able to put together a complete game this series. I just tried to make plays for our team. . . to give ourselves a chance to win. In an environment like this you want to have a good game. This was a gut check for us. It’s good to see we were able to bounce back after that Game 5 loss.”No one bounced higher than James.“He was absolutely fearless, and it was contagious,” Spoelstra said. “The way he approached the last 48 hours. . . nobody likes having dirt thrown on your face before you’re even dead. . . But he was fearless and everybody followed him.”There was a focus and determination on James’ face and in his game. Hardly did he whine to officials about a call. There was not a scowl to his look, but rather a purpose.Meanwhile, Boston looked sick. Paul Pierce was 4-for-18 shooting. Kevin Garnett was 6-for-14. Rajon Rondo had 21 points and 10 assists, but turned the ball over seven times. As a team, the Celtics shot just 42 percent. Overall, they just looked anemic. And they had no answer for James, falling behind by 13 at halftime and never coming closer than eight points the rest of the way.“He brought it to us and we didn’t bring it back to him,” Boston coach Doc Rivers said. read more

Wenco advances Hitachis open and interoperable partner ecosystem for autonomous mining

first_imgWenco International Mining Systems is pleased to advance the Hitachi Construction Machinery (HCM) Group’s vision for autonomous mining — an open, interoperable ecosystem of partners that integrate their systems alongside existing mine infrastructure.Grounded in support for ISO standards and a drive to encourage new entrants into the mining industry, HCM is pioneering this open and interoperable approach to autonomy among global mining technology leaders. With this announcement, HCM is publicly declaring support for standards-based autonomy and is offering its interoperable technology to assist mining customers in integrating new vendors into their existing infrastructure. HCM’s support for open, interoperable autonomy is based on its philosophy for its partner-focused Solution Linkage platform.“Open innovation is the guiding technological philosophy for Solution Linkage,” says Vice President and Executive Officer, Chief Technology Officer Hideshi Fukumoto. “Based on this philosophy, HCM is announcing its commitment to championing the customer enablement of autonomous mining through an open, interoperable ecosystem of partner solutions.“We believe this open approach provides customers the greatest flexibility and control for integrating new autonomous solutions into their existing operations while reducing associated risks and costs of alternative approaches.”The HCM Group is developing this open autonomy approach under the Solution Linkage initiative, a platform already available to HCM’s customers in the construction industry now being made available to mining customers with support from HCM subsidiary Wenco International Mining Systems. Solution Linkage is a standards-based platform grounded on three principles: Open Innovation, Interoperability, and Partner Ecosystem.In this context, Open Innovation means the HCM Group’s support for open standards to enable the creation of multi-vendor solutions that reduce costs and increase value for customers. By designing solutions in compliance with ANSI/ISA-95 and ISO standards for autonomous interoperability, Solution Linkage avoids vendor lock-in and offers customers the freedom to choose technologies from preferred vendors independent of their fleet management system. This approach future-proofs customer technology infrastructure, providing a phased approach for their incorporation of new technologies as they emerge. This approach also benefits autonomy vendors who are new to mining, since they will be able to leverage HCM’s technology and experience in meeting the requirements of mining customers.The HCM Group’s key capability of Interoperability creates simplified connectivity between systems to reduce operational silos, enabling end-to-end visibility and control across the mining value chain. Customers using Solution Linkage can connect autonomous equipment from multiple vendors into existing fleet management and operations infrastructure. Interoperability also affords mines a systems-level understanding of their pit-to-port operation, providing access to more robust data analytics and process management. This capability enables mine management to make superior decisions based on operation-wide insight that deliver end-to-end optimization.HCM’s open autonomy approach rests on creating a Partner Ecosystem in which customers and third-party partners can leverage HCM’s experience and open platform to successfully provide autonomous functionality and reduce the risk of technological adoption. This initiative is already working with a global mining leader to integrate non-mining OEM autonomous vehicles into their existing mining infrastructure. Likewise, HCM is actively seeking customer and vendor partnerships to further extend the value of this open, interoperable platform. If autonomy vendors have already been selected by a customer and are struggling to integrate into the client’s existing fleet management system or mine operations, Hitachi may be able to help using the Solution Linkage platform.last_img read more

Super Moon to rise tonight

first_imgTonight, if you look up into the night sky and it seems that the Moon is significantly bigger don’t worry.  The Moon is not on a trajectory to crash into Earth, it simply will be closer to the Earth due to its elliptical orbit. That orbit results in the Moon being closer on one side of the planet than the other. When it’s at this point, scientists and those in the know call it a “perigee moon.”AdChoices广告Saturday’s perigee moon will be about 50,000 kilometers, or 31,069 miles, closer to Earth than when at its apogee, though the Moon will still be 356,577km or 221,567 miles away. Geoff Chester, of the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington D.C., says that on March 19th the Moon will be one hour away from perigee which only happens every 18 years or so. The result is what looks like a gigantic full Moon in the sky that is expected to be 14% larger and 30% brighter than a typical full moon.The Moon will look even bigger when beaming through a foreground object like a tree as a result of something called “the Moon illusion.”Even more than a normal full Moon, this “super Moon” gets a bad reputation for triggering natural disasters thanks to stories posted on the Internet. NASA says the facts don’t back that accusation. They point to the “super Moon” of March 1983 and the “almost super Moon” of December 2008 that resulted in no natural disasters occurring. In fact, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)  states that lunar gravity at perigee will only pull tide water nor more than an inch or so higher though local geography could result in a pull of up to six inches. That may be alarming if you’re an insect living on the beach, but it shouldn’t be to humans.Read more at NASA.last_img read more

NOW HIRING 10 New Job Openings In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Full-Time Technician I at Charles River LabsFull-Time Club Manager at Planet FitnessFull-Time Credit Manager at Standard ElectricFull-Time Accounts Receivable Administrator at UniFirstFull-Time HR Business Manager at Analog DevicesFull-Time Marketing Brand Manager at Analog DevicesPart-Time Handyman For Boylston RealtyFull-Time Teacher Assistant at May InstitutePart-Time Personal Care Aide at Associated Home CareFull-Time Manufacturing Technician (Electrical) at AMETEK(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”last_img read more

Brown bear shot on Douglas Island — the first documented kill in

first_imgAn adult brown bear weighing at least 700 pounds was shot and killed by a homeowner near North Douglas Highway on May 25. Authorities ruled the killing justified in defense of life and property. (Photo courtesy of Alaska Wildlife Troopers)A homeowner shot and killed a brown bear on Douglas Island last week. It’s the first brown bear documented on the island in more than 40 years.Listen nowRyan Scott is the regional conservation supervisor for Alaska Department of Fish & Game. Scott said sightings of brown bears are often reported but there’s been no proof – until now.“Over the years we’ve had reports of bears swimming around, being sighted in the water adjacent to Douglas and some other anecdotal information,” Scott said Wednesday. “Folks see a bear and they believe it is a brown bear, but we’ve never been able to confirm it.”Authorities didn’t name the man who reported that he heard a racket outside his home about 6:30 a.m. May 25 near mile 5 of North Douglas Highway.“The homeowner went out to scare the bear away, which is a normal thing for Juneau,” Scott said. “Instead of responding like we would normally expect, running away, essentially, the bear actually turned to face him. The homeowner felt like the bear was imminently going to come to him and he dispatched the animal.”The homeowner reported the shooting shortly afterward.Alaska Wildlife Troopers investigated the killing of the male bear, which reportedly weighed more than 700 pounds. The shooting was ruled justified.“The wildlife troopers did visit the site and talked to the homeowner and looked around a little bit and it looked like the home was well-kept,” Scott said. “There were no noticeable attractants or things like that. It’s a little bit of a head-scratcher as to why the bear was as agitated as it was.”last_img read more

Six Takeaways From The UN Mission In Pakistan

first_img 00:00 /00:31 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /00:00 X X Listen Listen 00:00 /00:35 Laura Isensee | Houston Public MediaNeil Buhne is the United Nations Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator. He’s served in this position for the last year.The U.S. journalists on the exchange trip to Pakistan spoke with Neil Buhne, the United Nation’s resident coordinator in Pakistan.Buhne is based in the capital of Islamabad. He works on projects and relationships that support Pakistan’s development goals. A native of Canada, he also coordinates humanitarian efforts in the country.Listen to Buhne discuss the top six challenges facing the country:1.) Climate Change Share 3.) Population Growth To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /00:10 Listencenter_img 00:00 /00:29 Listen X X 6.) Lack Of Resources X Listen 4.) Governance Issues 5.) Refugees 00:00 /00:31 2.) Water To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Check out Laura Isensee’s earlier entries on the special page on our website.You can also follow her journey on Twitter and Facebook. last_img read more

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first_img News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more July 3, 2008 – The ED & Clinics Revenue Cycle Management Workshop will be held on Oct. 1, 2008 in New Orleans, LA. The workshop aims to provide a framework that clinical and financial managers can use to ensure all charging, billing and compliance processes are in place to achieve revenue integrity. Issues to be covered include medical necessity, incident-to and billing for specific products and services inherent to treating ED and clinic patient. Participants reportedly will learn the role of the chargemaster and chargemaster software, when its appropriate to hard-code procedure codes within the chargemaster, how to manage the requirements for evaluation and management levels and whether your organization is getting appropriately reimbursed for orthotics. For more information: www.greeley.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | July 02, 2008 Workshop to Cover Revenue Management for ED, Clinics News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Radiation Oncology | July 31, 2019 Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of… read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. Related Content News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more last_img read more

First US Toshiba Infinix 4D CT Installed at Arkansas Cancer Center

first_img Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 14, 2019 FDA Clears NvisionVLE Imaging System for Pancreatic and Biliary Applications August 14, 2019 — NinePoint Medical Inc. announced it has received U.S. read more May 26, 2016 — Cancer patients at the Carti Cancer Center, Little Rock, Ark., now have access to the latest innovation in diagnostic imaging with Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc.’s Infinix 4-D CT. Carti is the first healthcare provider in the United States to install the Infinix 4-D CT, which merges the Infinix-i angiography system and Aquilion One Vision Edition computed tomography (CT) system. The combination is designed to help clinicians improve visualization and work flow, and increase patient safety.Carti is utilizing the system for interventional radiology and oncology to plan, treat and verify in a single clinical setting. Real CT imaging available on demand may help interventionalists improve visualization of tumors and feeder vessels, as well as provide whole organ body perfusion, to help them not only plan and treat but also verify their procedures. For example, during hepatoma embolizations, interventionalists can immediately visualize and confirm that treatment is hitting the right areas with CT and identify feeder vessels, enabling the interventionalists to guide catheters into the vessels with the angiography system’s 3-D roadmap.Carti is also using the system during liver ablations and kyphoplasty procedures, among other applications.“Interventional radiology and oncology is born from innovation, and technology advancements like the Infinix 4-D CT create exciting new possibilities and prepare us for the future of care,” said David Hays, M.D., director, diagnostic and interventional radiology, Carti. “For today’s patients, the system makes procedures that were difficult to perform and turns them into manageable cases that are easier, faster and more accurate.”The Infinix-i enables clinicians to provide precision and flexibility during intervention with fingertip-to-fingertip and head-to-toe coverage, and enables easier patient access with the Access Halo. The Aquilion One Vision Edition is capable of capturing an entire organ in one rotation with 640 slices with coneXact double slice reconstruction and 16 cm of true anatomical coverage. This produces image quality that far exceeds CT-like imaging of the interventional lab. The combination of the interventional lab and CT eliminates the need to transfer patients between departments and allows clinicians to decrease procedure time and maintain patient safety.Toshiba’s third-generation iterative dose reconstruction software, AIDR 3-D (Adaptive Iterative Dose Reduction 3-D), offers simplified CT dose reduction, while the Infinix has a suite of dose management features including the Dose Tracking System.For more information: www.medical.toshiba.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more 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 Videos | Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… 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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RACSA launches online movie service

first_imgState-owned Radiográfica Costarricense (RACSA) on Wednesday launched a new on-demand movie service for $7.50 per month, with an initial offering of 3,000 movies, TV series, music and the option to access social networks.New subscribers will receive a free month to the service, called “One Play,” which will compete with similar plans offered by Neflix and cable companies.RACSA expects to attract some 50,000 customers by the end of 2013. The new service aims to provide content for the fiber optic network the company built to confront an ongoing financial crisis.Orlando Cascante, RACSA’s manager, said the company will keep the title catalog updated, and he said “users will be able to view content from any device: computers, tablets, phones and TVs. We also plan to add other services such online apps and high-definition television.” Movies will be offered through a partnership with TotalMovie, part of Mexican Grupo Salinas (TV Azteca). Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

Comedy homage massive DJ party and other happenings around Costa Rica

first_imgComedy: “Homage to Les Luthiers”The Argentine musical-comedy group “Les Luthiers” has been the Latin American equivalent of Monty Python since 1967. Catch this homage to the classic comics at the Salazar Theater, courtesy of the Costa Rican comedy group “La Media Docena” (“Half a Dozen”) and band Editus.“Homenaje a Les Luthiers” will be performed Aug. 22-24 at the Melico Salazar Theater, downtown San José. Fri. & Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 7 p.m. ₡5,000-19,000. Info: Salazar Theater website. Ale Mora rocks the Home Lounge in Santa Ana. Courtesy Ale MoraParty: White NoiseCosta Rican super-DJ Ale Mora headlines this massive late-night party at Home Finest Lounge and Terrace.Party takes place Aug. 22 at Home Lounge, Lindora. 11 p.m. Info: Event Facebook page.Symposium: Internet Marketing TechniquesHosted by The Women’s Club of Costa Rica, this informative event features expat entrepreneur Stacey Auch as its guest speaker.Meeting takes place Aug. 23 at Tin Jo restaurant, downtown San José. 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. ₡3,000-4,000 ($6-8). Info: Event page.Performance: “Tango and Its Histories”Learn about this lascivious Argentine dance at CENAC, thanks to the creator Pablo Dell’Oca Sala.“El Tango y Sus Historias” performs Aug. 24 at CENAC, downtown San José. 1 p.m. Free. Info: RedCultura. Music: Bruce Callow, The ElephantsCanadian recording artist Bruce Callow performs acoustic covers of classic and alternative songs, along with original music, followed by Costa Rican rock band The Elephants.Concert takes place August 27 at Jazz Café, Escazú. 9 p.m. ₡3,000 ($6). Info: Jazz Café website.Craft Beer TourHosted by the boozy social group Carpe Chepe, this beer tour will help you appreciate the art and tastes of cerveza artesanal.The Craft Beer Tour takes place Aug. 28 at La Sospecha Gastropub, Los Yoses. 6:30 p.m. Info: Carpe Chepe website.La Favorita Organic PartyCelebrate organic cuisine and lifestyle at this super-green party, hosted by La Favorita Executive Apartments.Party takes place Aug. 23 at La Favorita Executive Apartments, Rohrmoser. 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Info: La Favorita Facebook page.Dance: “Our Crime Each Day”Danza Universitaria presents an avant-garde performance about relationships, familial roles, and violence at The National Theater.“El Crimen Nuestro de Cada Día” presents Aug. 26 at the National Theater, downtown San José. 12 p.m. 1,000-2,000 ($2-4). Info: National Theater website.Dance: Flamenco PerformanceThe Spanish House hosts a passionate flemanco performance, starring Costa Rican musicians and dance students.Performance takes place Aug. 21 & 22 at the Casa España, La Sabana. Thu. & Fri., 8 p.m. 5,000 ($10). Info: RedCultura. Music: International Blues FestivalChicago blues legend Steve Arvey plays acoustic blues at El Sótano, along with special guest David Scott. Other acts include MG and the Blues Burners, JR Blues Band, Navil Garcia, and others.Festival takes place Aug. 21 & 22 at El Sótano, Barrio Amón. 7:30 p.m. ₡5,000 ($10). Info: El Sótano Facebook page.Sports: NCCWMA 2014 ChampionshipSeasoned athletes from around the world converge on San José to compete in the 2014 North, Central American and Caribbean World Masters Athletics Championship. None of these track-and-field stars is younger than 30, and the majority are older – but they still sprint like champions.The NCCWMA Championship takes place Aug. 21-24 at the National Stadium, La Sabana. Info: Offical website.International Book FairColossal gathering of publishers, editors, writers, and book nuts.Feria de los Libros continues through Aug. 31 at the Antigua Aduana, Barrio Aranjuez. Info: Fair website.Art: “Dirty Game”Costa Rican artist José Miguel Rojas González explores the nature of winning and losing in this subversive series. Read our review here.“Juego Sucio” continues through Oct. 11 at the Central Bank Museum, Plaza de la Cultura, San José. 9 a.m.–5 p.m. ₡5,500 ($11). Info: Museos Banco Central website.Theater: “Amadeus”Peter Schaffer’s masterpiece about the life of Mozart (and his bitter rival, Salieri) receives an epic production at Teatro Espressivo.“Amadeus” plays Aug. 7 – Oct. 12 at Teatro Espressivo, Curridabat. Info: Teatro Espressivo website.Theater: “Virus”What is the nature of sickness? Costa Rican playwright Ana Istarú explores this theme in “Virus,” her new drama at the Vargas Calvo Theater.“Virus” plays through Aug. 31 at the Vargas Calvo Theater, downtown San José. Thu.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 5 p.m. ₡5,500 ($11). Info: National Theater website.Art: “The Day We Became Contemporary”The Museum of Contemporary Art and Design celebrates 20 years of cutting-edge arts with a comprehensive, retrospective showcase.“El Día Que Nos Hicimos Contemporáneos” continues through Sept. 5 at the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Downtown San José. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Residents ₡1,000 ($2), foreigners ₡1,500 ($3), students ₡500 ($1). Info: MADC website.Enamorate de tu ciudadYes, you can go gaga for San José – especially when the Culture Ministry is sponsoring Enamorate de tu ciudad, or Fall in Love With Your City, a year-round celebration of art, culture and urban parks. Check out the event site for news on games, workshops, presentations and surprise performances.Fall in Love with Your City takes place on Saturdays in various parks in downtown San José. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Info: Enamorate de tu Ciudad website and Facebook page.Art: Paintings by Fabio RojasThe artist presents a series of landscapes at the University College of Cartago.The exhibition will display Aug. 8-29 at the University College of Cartago. Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. Free. Info: University website. Facebook Comments Related posts:Lionfish tournament, peach-palm fair, and other happenings around Costa Rica Guitar Festival, French cinema, and other happenings around Costa Rica Flamenco superstars, Soda Stereo tribute, and other happenings around Costa Rica Tico stand-up, founding father, and other happenings around Costa Ricalast_img read more

Central American mothers look for missing children

first_img New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Sponsored Stories This is the seventh year the group has made the trek hoping to find their loved ones or at least bring attention to the plight of migrants who have disappeared in Mexico.(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Comments   Share   How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generationcenter_img 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes GUATEMALA CITY (AP) – Fifty Central American mothers have gathered in Guatemala to begin their trek through Mexico to look for their missing sons and daughters who disappeared there on their way to the United States.The mothers from Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala will cross into Mexico on Sunday, and travel as far north as the state of San Luis Potosi.Caravan organizer Elisabel Hernandez said Saturday that this year the mothers won’t make it all the way to Mexico’s northern border states because authorities say they can’t guarantee their safety. Top Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Patients with chronic pain give advicelast_img read more

South Africa is MyDestination … Myer

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: K.W South Africa Tourism (SAT) and Myer have launched a new partnership to showcase the country’s tourism and culture aiming to change public perception of the destination.The retail giant’s spring/summer 2013 season features the store’s ambassadors Jennifer Hawkins, Kris Smith and Jessica Hart modelling in some of South Africa’s sensational landscapes, with unique wildlife a complementing accessory.South Africa was the perfect backdrop for the designs influenced by tribal style patterns, along with bright colours and earthy tones.In Australia for the campaign launch, South African Tourism (SAT) chief executive officer Thulani Nzima spoke to e-Travel Blackboard about the unique partnership and the opportunity to work with the already established Myer brand.According to Mr Nzima, Australian visitors to South Africa rose 14 percent in the first quarter of 2012 to more than 110,000, which is above the overall growth rate of 10 percent.Mr Nzima said he was optimistic about a strong future for the Australian market, backed by a strong Australian dollar.“With the strength of the Australian dollar, South Africa offers even more value for money,” he said.Aware of competition from neighbouring countries that also offer safari holidays, Mr Nzima said SAT’s focus was to grow awareness of the depth of the destination attractions beyond the big five.“We are not just a safari destination, we have a lot of other things too,” Mr Nzima pointed out, listing the country’s culture, heritage, arts, music, and fashion as areas of interest.The Myer campaign will help promote this, along with a positive message that South Africa is a safe place to travel to.“Seeing acclaimed models like Jenifer Hawkins in South Africa can only promote South Africa as a safe destination,” Mr Nzima commented.While it is too early to see the results of the partnership, South Africa Tourism expects the next three months will show positive results from the campaign.last_img read more