UN officials visit to Tanzania focuses on development and conservation

10 May 2010The head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today met with Tanzania’s finance minister to discuss the country’s progress towards achieving the social development and poverty alleviation targets known as Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today met with Tanzania’s finance minister to discuss the country’s progress towards achieving the social development and poverty alleviation targets known as Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).Discussions between UNDP Administrator Helen Clark and Mustafa Mkulo focused particularly on efforts to halt the spread of HIV/AIDS, empowering women, and enrolling more children in primary school.They also touched on the “Delivering as One” initiative – a programme under which countries work closely with UN entities to facilitate development – which they said had made a significant contribution to Tanzania’s anti-poverty strategy.On Sunday, Miss Clark visited Tanzania’s semi-autonomous island of Zanzibar, where she had a meeting with President Amani Abeid Karume. She also visited the Jozani-Chwaka Bay Conservation Area, the single most important site for the conservation of Zanzibar’s biodiversity. UNDP supported the creation of the park and helped the Government put in place policies and legislative processes that made conservation possible.The conservation zone consists of a protected core area of 34 square kilometres and a buffer zone of 48 square kilometres. It is a shallow open bay that supports the largest block of mangrove forest on Zanzibar and a wintering population of crab plovers, a bird species unique in making use of ground warmth to incubate its eggs.It is also home to other unique species of birds, plants, invertebrates and mammals, including the red colobus monkey and the Ader’s Duiker antelope, as well as the Zanzibar leopard, which may have disappeared as it has not been seen for two years.The area is a growing tourist attraction. The Jozani forest welcomes 20,000 visitors per year, more than 17 per cent of the total foreign tourists who visit Zanzibar. UNDP supported the local authorities in creating the national park, which protects the Jozani forest.On arrival in Tanzania for the four-day visit on Saturday, Miss Clark had a meeting with Tanzania’s foreign minister Bernard Membe, during which they discussed UNDP’s support of the electoral process, including help on voter registration and civic education in the run-up to national elections in October.On Tuesday, Miss Clark will visit the National Electoral Commission and meet recently-registered voters who will vote for the first time this year.Miss Clark’s mission to four Africa countries has already taken her to Mali and Burkina Faso, and will also include a visit to South Africa. read more

Dozens of flights cancelled in strikes at Duesseldorf CologneBonn airports in Germany

Dozens of flights cancelled in strikes at Duesseldorf, Cologne-Bonn airports in Germany BERLIN – Dozens of flights are being cancelled at Germany’s Duesseldorf and Cologne-Bonn airports after private security workers walked off the job in a dispute over wages.Cologne-Bonn was cancelling 40 of 190 flights and Duesseldorf 205 of 530 on Thursday due to the one-day warning strike, the dpa news agency reported.Three rounds of talks have failed and the ver.di union called the strike to put pressure on employers ahead of a new round of negotiations scheduled to start Feb. 5.Employers so far have rejected the union’s demand for pay raises of between 1.5 euros ($1.70) and 2.5 euros ($2.83) an hour for the private security workers. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Jan 29, 2015 3:28 am MDT read more

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UN partnership opens international coop opportunities to Goodman students

Brock University’s Goodman School of Business is the first business school in Canada to form a co-op partnership with the United Nations Association in Canada (UNA-Canada).The new partnership will make it possible for Goodman students to work at a United Nations agency on an eight-month co-op work term, starting in September, while receiving up to $1,000 from Brock’s Co-op Education office and an additional $8,000 in financial support from the business school resulting from the Goodman Family Foundation gift made to the school in 2012.In its 23rd year, UNA-Canada’s International Development and Diplomacy Internship Programme includes a network of more than 600 Canadian youth who have worked in various roles in many countries around the world.Although the internship program has connected hundreds of interns with international work opportunities, this is the first time UNA-Canada has partnered with a university co-op program.The partnership opens a world of possibilities for students who could be placed in any country while working as a junior professional consultant in a specific area of business including business analytics, finance, accounting, strategic communications and international trade.Goodman School of Business Dean Andrew Gaudes said the partnership means students will have access to opportunities that will give them a global perspective.“We recognize that non-governmental organizations and social responsibility are important elements in addressing global needs,” he said. “Through this collaboration, our students have a wonderful opportunity to be placed around the world to be prepared for a wide variety of needs. We’re addressing individual students’ personal and professional fulfilment objectives and recognizing that they are interested in participating and contributing in a meaningful way beyond the boardroom.”Past junior professional consultants have worked for the United Nations Development Programme in Cambodia, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Peru and International Organization for Migration in Ghana.Like all Brock University co-op work terms, UNA-Canada co-op opportunities will be evaluated to ensure students are provided with valuable transferable skills that are relevant to their degrees.The program will also help students launch careers in international business and give them an understanding of Canada’s role within the United Nations system.Selected students will be provided with pre-departure training and orientation sessions and will be coached by UNA-Canada throughout their work term.UNA-Canada President and CEO Kathryn White said the partnership will make a lasting impression on students who are selected.“UNA-Canada is very pleased to work with our valued partner, Goodman School of Business, to provide remarkable international development experiences for Canadian youth with our UN partners where they will get to accelerate their careers and build long-lasting networks,” she said.The opportunity is open to all Goodman School of Business undergraduate and graduate co-op students. Interested students can apply for the UNA-Canada positions through the CareerZone job board. Applications are due May 20. read more

Innu Inuit Redpath hiring now for Vales Voiseys Bay underground

first_imgInnu Inuit Redpath Ltd Partnership (IIR) will be the primary contractor on Vale’s Voisey’s Bay underground mine development project located on the east coast of Labrador, approximately 350 km north of Goose Bay. The existing Ovoid open pit operation is expected to be exhausted by 2022. Future mining from the two separate underground deposits will extend the life of this operation for at least another decade. Both deposits contain nickel and copper and at peak production, 2.54 Mt will be mined annually.Phase one of the project consists of over 8,000 m of ramp and lateral development; approximately 1.25 Mt of waste rock haulage and the construction of temporary facilities on surface as well as the dewatering and ventilation infrastructure. Redpath is currently advertising for a host of roles from Project Engineer to Mine Surveyor, Jumbo Operator and Mechanic Supervisor.Cited equipment to be operated by new hires at the new underground operation includes Epiroc E2C jumbos with RCS; Epiroc Boltec MC mechanised bolters as well as Sandvik LH514 LHDs and TH540 trucks.last_img read more

OGM les faucheurs des vignes de lInra condamnés

first_imgOGM : les faucheurs des vignes de l’Inra condamnésLe tribunal correctionnel de Colmar a condamné ce vendredi 14 octobre les soixante faucheurs volontaires qui, l’année dernière, avaient détruit une parcelle de vigne transgénique expérimentale de l’Institut national de la recherche agronomique (Inra). Plus d’un an après les faits, les soixante militants anti-OGM qui avaient détruit soixante-dix pieds de vigne transgénique appartenant à l’Inra ont été condamnés par le tribunal correctionnel de Colmar. Comme le rapporte l’AFP, 54 d’entre eux ont écopé de deux mois de prison avec sursis. Les six autres, déjà condamnés pour des faits similaires, devront s’acquitter d’une amende de 1.200 euros.À lire aussiDes chercheurs veulent créer des vaches transgéniques sans cornesTous devront en outre verser communément 57.000 euros à l’Institut de recherche, dont 50.000 euros au titre du préjudice scientifique engendré par la destruction des pieds de vigne. C’est bien moins que ce que demandait l’Inra, dont les recherches “ne représentaient aucun risque, ni pour la sécurité sanitaire, ni environnementale” affirmait au moment des faits le gouvernement. En effet, l’organisme réclamait plus de 500.000 euros de dédommagements.Interrogé par Reuters, un viticulteur biologique qui avait participé au saccage des pieds de vigne a annoncé que les faucheurs avaient l’intention de faire appel de cette décision. S’il considère quel “la peine est relativement modérée”, les militants anti-OGM espéraient être relaxés. De son côté, le porte-parole de l’Inra Jean-François Launay a lui aussi fait part de sa déception. “Sur le volet pénal, la bonne nouvelle, c’est qu’il n’y a plus d’impunité pour le passage à l’acte”, a-t-il estimé. Mais “sur le volet indemnitaire, on est un peu en décalage au regard de tout le travail accompli sur les huit années au cours desquelles le projet roulait” a-t-il déploré.Le 14 octobre 2011 à 18:05 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Souness not fully convinced by Fabinho at Liverpool

first_imgLiverpool legend Graeme Souness still has some doubts over Fabinho, despite his recent promising displaysThe Brazilian midfielder arrived at Anfield last summer for £43.7m from AS Monaco, but struggled to break into the team at the beginning.Nowadays though, Fabinho has become a prominent member of the Liverpool squad and was praised for his impressive performance in their 3-1 win over Manchester United last month.But Souness still has some surprise doubts over the 25-year-old.“I believe Liverpool will bounce back,” Souness wrote in his Sunday Times column.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“They don’t have what I would call milky players. Before the season began they identified midfield as an area that needed strengthening and brought in Fabinho and Naby Keita.“I am yet to be fully convinced by Fabinho and wonder why it has taken such a long time for him to get up to speed.“He has played well since getting into the team but he still has a bit to go.“Liverpool have a team that is well equipped to deal with the challenges coming their way.”Jurgen Klopp’s side will take on Wolves in the FA Cup tonight at 20:45 (CET).last_img read more

Panel examines future of medical pot in Washington

first_imgSEATTLE — As the proprietor of a medical marijuana dispensary in Seattle, Dawn Darington has seen patients wracked by AIDS and cancer. She’s also seen “patients” who show up for a free pot brownie and never come back.Now, Washington is pushing forward with plans to entice the latter into its new world of legal, taxed recreational pot, and advocates like Darington say they’re worried about where that’s going to leave those who actually need cannabis.A state work group on Monday is due to release its recommendations for how to regulate Washington’s freewheeling medical marijuana industry — recommendations that could include reductions in how much pot patients can have, an end to the collective gardens that have supplied the sick and the not-so-sick for the past 15 years, stricter requirements for obtaining medical marijuana authorizations, and taxes on medical pot.“I’m terrified a bunch of that, if not all of it, is going to be lost — that the recreational users have thrown us under the bus,” said Darington, of Choice Wellness Center. “When they put a tax on the sale of Viagra is the day I am willing to sit at the table and discuss putting a tax on this medicine.”Voters in Washington and Colorado last fall legalized marijuana for recreational use, and the states are preparing to allow its sale at licensed stores. In Colorado, medical marijuana is already regulated and subject to sales tax, with 109,000 registered patients, and it isn’t clear to what extent it might undermine the recreational market.last_img read more

Shooting survivor graduates from Northwestern Senior High

first_imgBack in December 2014, Brewton was shot in the head. He credits God for helping him get through it. “The man above. Without Him, and without prayers from family, the church, I don’t know where I’d be.”Police said Brewton was one of nine young men targeted in a drive-by shooting. His family believes it was a Christmas miracle that Brewton, then 16, survived.“One thing about God … He never fails us,” Robinson said. “This family is full of miracles, and God has shown us another miracle here today. They said he wasn’t going to be able to walk, he wasn’t going to be able to drive, but if you witness him here now, you know that God is good.”During the ceremony, the families of Randall Robinson and Maurice Harris were recognized for their loss. The victims’ families received posthumous diplomas after they were killed in 2015.“We feel your pain, for we, too, feel deep loss for our classmates but please remember they will always be a part of our lives,” said one speaker. “In the words of Maya Angelou, ‘We may encounter many defeats, but we must never be defeated.’”The 17-year-olds were killed three days apart, just a block apart, when a car pulled up and the shooters got out and opened fire.The past year was a horrific one from Northwestern High School students, with eight students shot and five of them killed. On this bittersweet graduation day, the graduating class received their diplomas and honored their fallen classmates as they embrace the next chapter in their lives. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. WEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A survivor of gun violence walked in his high school graduation ceremony, Thursday.Bryce Brewton was playing basketball at Arcola Lakes Park in Northwest Miami-Dade, back in 2014, when a gunman opened fire. Although he was seriously injured, the teen managed to make a milestone his family once feared he would not live to achieve.Members of Northwestern Senior High School’s graduating class were honored Thursday at Florida International University.“Nothing but tears and joy and excitement,” said Barbara Robinson, Brewton’s grandmother. “This day is another miracle in our lives.”Tracey Wright, Brewton’s mother, said she’s proud of her son’s achievements. “I’m just overjoyed,” she said, “glad that he’s here, he’s made it, and just excited.”Brewton’s classmates and mentors cheered for him as he walked across the graduation stage.“I’m glad I’m here though. Could get my diploma, and be very thankful,” Brewton said. last_img read more

Halfburnt body of missing woman recovered after 6 months in Bengaluru

first_img[Representational Image]Johannes Simon/Getty ImagesThe half-burnt body of a woman, who was reported missing six months ago, was recovered from a forest area in the outskirts of Bengaluru on Tuesday. Kavya Satish, 30, used to work as a teacher at a private school. She was married to Satish, an agriculturist-cum-realtor and a resident of Mookambikanagar near Machohalli forest gate off Tumakuru Road.According to the police, the body was found near Madanayakanahalli forest region in Nelamangala. The police suspect that she was beaten to death as her skull had a deep injury.Kavya had left home for the school on October 31, 2018, and never came back. Satish had filed a missing person complaint with Madanayakanahalli police. “Satish had mentioned the colour of her saree, her wristwatch and the lunch box that she carried,” police said.Her mobile phone was switched off and locals told cops that they didn’t see her heading towards the bus stand or any other place on the day she went missing, reports TOI.The police found Kavya’s half-burnt body near the forest area on Tuesday and informed her elder sister Soumya. The body matched with the descriptions of Kavya and had the same items mentioned in the police statement by her husband. Kavya’s family also identified personal belongings after reaching the crime spot.Soumya has lodged a complaint against Kavya’s husband and his family for allegedly murdering her sister.last_img read more

Indian men who see new policy as chance to marry Kashmiri women

first_imgWomen’s rights advocates have slammed a torrent of online posts by men from across India who expressed enthusiasm about marrying women from Kashmir after India’s sudden removal of special rights from the disputed region made it more appealing to do so.”It’s deeply sexist,” said Rituparna Chatterjee, an activist writing a book on the #MeToo movement in India. “Women’s bodies have been battlegrounds for men for centuries. The latest comments of Kashmiri women, are only testimony to this fact,” she said.India struck down a constitutional provision on Monday that granted special status to residents of Jammu and Kashmir state, whose population is majority Muslim, including exclusive rights to owning property and getting state government jobs there.Under the previous rules, women from the state who married outsiders lost those rights, and outsiders couldn’t buy property in Kashmir. Now, residents of the state and people from other parts of India will be on an equal legal footing in Kashmir.As supporters of prime minister Narendra Modi and his ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party flooded social media with posts expressing jubilation about the constitutional change, many men among them said on Twitter and the video platform TikTok that this would make it easier for them to marry Kashmiris.”Congrats India now unmarried boys can marry these smart girls from Kashmir after 370 removal,” said one post, referring to the constitutional provision that was struck down. Another said: “Every Indian boy’s dream right now: 1. Plot in Kashmir 2. Job in Kashmir 3. Marriage with Kashmiri girl.”Adding to those voices on Wednesday was Vikram Saini, a BJP lawmaker, who was seen in a video urging party workers to marry “Kashmiri girls.””We can get the bachelors among our party workers married there now, there is no problem,” Saini says in the video standing in front of a Modi poster at a rally in northern India. “Our Muslim party workers should be happy, now they can go and marry fair-skinned Kashmiri girls.”Mihira Sood, a Supreme Court lawyer in New Delhi, who specialises in gender issues, called it “objectification of women.””It’s one thing if someone thinks that Article 370 should have gone, but a whole another to be chest-beating about it like this,” she said. “Kashmiri women are not spoils of war. They are human beings with agency and the right to consent or not consent.”The internet is abound with articles extolling the virtues of Kashmiri women – and some talk about Kashmiri men in similar ways – emphasising their fair skin. Data on Google Trends showed searches for “Kashmiri girl” in India surged from 5 August onwards.last_img read more

Can You Dig It New Shaft Movie Combines 3 Generations of the

first_imgA new Shaft movie is bringing audiences three iconic detectives for the price of one. The trailer for latest installment Shaft (formerly Son of Shaft) has premiered on Jimmy Kimmel Live, starring Samuel L. Jackson, Jessie Usher and original “bad mother…” Richard Roundtree.Samuel L. Jackson and Richard Roundtree. Photo by Tony Shek CC by 2.0Usher picks up the baton as John “JJ” Shaft III, an MIT-trained FBI agent and computer expert who turns to his father (Jackson) to help solve the case of his deceased best friend.Things haven’t been right between the pair for a while, and what better way for the family to reunite than over a few fights and explosions?Samuel L. Jackson. Photo by pinguino k CC BY 2.0According to Deadline, “while JJ’s own FBI analyst’s badge may clash with his dad’s trademark leather duster, there’s no denying family. Besides, Shaft’s got an agenda of his own, and a score to settle that’s professional and personal.”The trailer showcases a raft of quips, punches and clashes between the generations. “I’m an equal opportunity ass whooper!” Jackson exclaims, in response to his son’s horror over him fighting a woman.Directed by Tim Story (Barbershop) and written by Kenya Barris (Black-ish), the movie is produced by John Davis and based on characters created by Ernest Tidyman.Kenya Barris. Photo by Peabody Awards CC BY 2.0His novel inspired Gordon Parks’ 1971 blaxploitation classic, starring future grandfather Roundtree. The author wrote five Shaft books. His last was 1975’s The Last Shaft.Tidyman was white, but wanted to create a better black character than the ones on offer. Speaking to the LA Times in 1972 he revealed “The blacks I knew were smart and sophisticated, and I thought, what about a black hero who thinks of himself as a human being, but who uses his black rage as one of his resources, along with intelligence and courage.”Blackflix.com wrote, “The original John Shaft was the ‘black’ answer to James Bond. He made love and killed in the same afternoon and had a cool theme song. With his militant attitude and black leather trench coat, he flawlessly delivered unprintable one-liners and smooth Bogart comebacks.”Irish actor Pierce Brosnan as James Bond, in a publicity still for the film ‘GoldenEye’, c. 1995. He is holding his iconic Walther PPK with a silencer. Photo by Terry O’Neill/Iconic Images/Getty ImagesRoundtree wasn’t a fan of the term “blaxploitation”. He was quoted as saying, “I find that word offensive with anything that Gordon Parks has done. Exploitation, and then put black in front of it! That is a very ugly term from where I sit. And the ugliest part about it was the black press started it.”Nevertheless, Shaft became an icon. Two sequels were made, Shaft’s Big Score! (1972) and Shaft In Africa (1973). Isaac Hayes’ famous theme song has always accompanied the “cat who won’t cop out when there’s danger all about,” and is heard during the new trailer.Gordon ParksA short-lived TV version (1973-4) toned down the character and was criticized before director John Singleton got things back on track with Jackson in 2000. That same year Shaft was selected for preservation by the Library of Congress.While Jackson’s version of Shaft was lean and mean, he’s dialed it down almost 20 years on. “He’s mellowed a bit,” the actor told Entertainment Weekly in 2018. “He’s not quite as crazy and cynical. Maybe a bit more devil-may-care the last time we saw him. But still an extremely dangerous and funny character.”As with Roundtree, it’s hoped playing Shaft will turn Jessie Usher into a superstar. He’s best known for his role in Survivor’s Remorse and appeared in 2016’s Independence Day: Resurgence.He also took part in Creed II, another franchise (Rocky) that’s been brought back with a family twist. Shaft 2019 co-stars Regina Hall, Alexandra Shipp and Method Man.Read another story from us: You are Again in the Twilight Zone – New Reboot Setting its Sights Pretty HighThe New Line film opens the American Black Film Festival on June 12th before going on general release two days later. It will then hit Netflix later in the month.last_img read more

Color Laser Prices Limbo Lower to 299

first_img Hear from Polar Explorers, ultra marathoners, authors, artists and a range of other unique personalities to better understand the traits that make excellence possible. How Success Happens September 6, 2007 2 min read Brought to you by PCWorld Just when you think that color-laser printer prices can’t get any lower, they do. Dell’s new Color Laser Printer 1320c debuts at the top of our chart this month, with a killer price and competent overall performance. Its most notable achievement: surprisingly smooth photo quality for a low-end laser. Its major drawback: tiny, pricey toner cartridges. Replacing all four of them at once could cost almost as much as the printer itself (though that’s not an unusual phenomenon; many inexpensive color lasers’ toner sets cost as much as or even more than the printer itself).You’ll get a better cost per page out of the other new arrival, the fourth-place Brother HL-4040CN; it also boasts supercrisp text quality (a bit better than the Dell’s). Neither printer is particularly expandable, but that’s the price you pay for the price you pay.Find the Very Latest Printer ChartsClick on the links below for the latest online printer rankings or a comprehensive list of all printers we’ve tested.Most current Top Inkjet Printers chartMost current Top Multifunction Printers chartMost current Top Monochrome Laser Printers chartMost current Top Color Laser Printers chartAll Printers Listen Nowlast_img read more

Riverain Technologies Issued US Patent for Vessel Suppression Technology

first_imgSiemens Go.Top CT scanner at SCCT19Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 15.14%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 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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Videos | 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) read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more Related Content June 14, 2018 — Riverain Technologies announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has awarded the company a broad patent for its artificial intelligence (AI) computed tomography (CT) technology. The technology in question forms a vessel suppressed, chest CT series using deep learning and synthetic data modeling. The company said the patent holds promise for improving the detection and diagnosis of lung cancer at an earlier stage while making clinicians more efficient, a first for computer-aided detection (CAD).Riverain has been issued U.S. Patent 9,990,743 for its methodology to selectively remove anatomical structures from CT scans to optimize reading accuracy and efficiency for lung cancer detection. The technology is used in the company’s premier software, ClearRead CT. Riverain said ClearRead CT is proven to lead to more accurate and efficient detection of lung nodules, the early indicator of lung cancer. A range of possible applications exists within other imaging modalities including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET), full field digital mammography (FFDM) and tomosynthesis, where normal structures interfere with the detection and diagnosis of disease.For more information: www.riveraintech.comRelated ContentRiverain Technologies Earns FDA Approval for ClearRead CT SoftwareVIDEO: Technology Report: Artificial Intelligence 2017PODCAST: Imaging Smack Down at SIIM: AI Won’t Soon Replace Radiologists, With Eliot Siegel FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Computed Tomography (CT) | June 14, 2018 Riverain Technologies Issued U.S. Patent for Vessel Suppression Technology Artificial intelligence-backed computer-aided detection software improves lung cancer nodule detection on chest CT scans 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 center_img Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more 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 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 News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. 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 News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read morelast_img read more

Russia is fast becoming a holiday favourite among

first_imgRussia is fast becoming a holiday favourite among Britons taking a break abroad, new research has shown.According to figures from tour operator destinationRussia, bookings have increased by 45 percent over the last three years.The picturesque St Petersburg is the most popular destination among those booking cheap flights to Russia, which represent more than half (57 percent) of bookings.Meanwhile, over a third (37 percent) were bookings to the capital Moscow.Martin Chiazza, founder of destinationRussia, said: “As the figures show, Russia is growing rapidly as a tourist destination, which we are extremely pleased about.”In the past, Russia used to attract predominantly business travellers, whereas now it is young travellers keen to experience the popular sights, such as the Kremlin in Moscow and St Isaac.”Several low cost carriers offer routes to Russia from the UK, such as bmi, who offer low cost flights from Heathrow Airport to Moscow.The airline recently announced that it will be offering two daily flights to the Russian capital to meet high demand on the route throughout the winter months. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedFlights to Spain still popular despite non-eurozone travel trendHolidaymakers are still booking flights to Spain as the country’s tourism market remains resilientHolidaygoers seeking “more adventurous” destinationsHolidaygoers are becoming “more adventurous” with their destination choices, according to Group Leisure magazine.’2 in 3′ exchange currency before flights’2 in 3′ exchange currency before flightslast_img read more

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(Eric Liebowitz/NBC via AP) center_img NEW YORK, N.Y. – Fifteen years ago, one of the top films in the land was “Finding Nemo” and Shania Twain played the Super Bowl halftime show. 50 Cent’s “Get Rich or Die Tryin’” was a hit album and a couple of witches-to-be took over Broadway.The musical “Wicked” shook off some tepid reviews to roar into Broadway history and this Monday is celebrating its coming-of-age with a Halloween-themed NBC special starring its original stars Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel, as well as Ariana Grande.“First of all, I can’t believe it’s been 15 years. I think it was yesterday. And yet it feels like it’s been 15 years. So there’s that I’m battling in my brain,” says Chenoweth, laughing. “I just wanted to be in a show that someone would have heard of.”Mission, accomplished: “Wicked” is Broadway’s sixth longest running show and is regularly sold out, last week commanding a $120 average ticket. There is currently a North American tour, a West End production and another touring the United Kingdom. The ice cream company Ben & Jerry’s has launched a special sandwich in its honour.The musical reimagines the relationship between the Good Witch of the North (Chenoweth) and the Wicked Witch of the East (Menzel), who were introduced in L. Frank Baum’s “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” and immortalized in a 1939 film adaptation. The songs by Stephen Schwartz include “Defying Gravity,” ”Popular” and “For Good.”“I knew it was something special,” says Menzel, who had already achieved success in “Rent” when she tried out for “Wicked” director Joe Mantello. She said she shook while rehearsing the songs: “I knew I thought it was important and it moved me when I first auditioned and got a call-back.”Critics were not always kind, with The New York Times sniffing that the musical “does not, alas, speak hopefully for the future of the Broadway musical.” Variety called it “lumbering, overstuffed” and New York’s Daily News described it as “an interminable show with no dramatic logic or emotional centre.”Fans politely disagreed. The show went on to win a Grammy Award and three Tony Awards, opening in 16 countries including Brazil, South Korea, Germany, Japan, Australia and Latin America.The musical premiered long before the #MeToo movement but has benefited from its focus on two young women — one seemingly perfect in looks and popularity, the other a restless, green-skinned outsider — finding their voices and forging a bond despite their differences.“It’s a testament to the piece, to how good ‘Wicked’ is that 15 years later, it’s even more important and really resonates with this movement that we’re in. And how wonderful to have two female-centric characters who end up supporting each other and loving each other and changing each other and accepting in each other what makes them different and special,” says Menzel.“It’s also really timely because we have a voice right now and ‘Wicked’ is about not being ashamed to have that voice when it’s powerful and even angry and fierce. We can’t be afraid of how that will be perceived. We have to own that. Harnessing that kind of power is what really makes change and what true beauty is.”Chenoweth agrees: “I love that ‘Wicked’ was done and such a success and that movies like ‘Frozen’ are done because it’s a recurring theme to our new generation of girls — be strong, be courageous, stick up for who you are and what you are and what you believe.”NBC’s special was filmed Oct. 16 not at Broadway’s “Wicked” home in the Gershwin Theatre but in the empty Marquis Theatre. “A Very Wicked Halloween” will also feature Pentatonix, Adam Lambert and Ledisi.“Wicked” came at an important time for Menzel, whose career was struggling after she was dropped by her record company. The character of Elphaba was the perfect role for the actress, who would go on to sing “Let It Go” for “Frozen.”“I was really insecure. I hadn’t worked in a little bit and so I was trying to find my process. I was competing and I was battling my own insecurities just like my character was.” Menzel would win a Tony for the role.Chenoweth, a Tony- and Emmy Award-winner who would go on to have parts on “The West Wing,” ”Glee” and NBC’s “Hairspray Live!,” remembers first getting a taste of “Wicked” when Schwartz asking her to stop by his Los Angeles home to hear him sing her “Popular.” She adored it but made it her own by adding a little flip, making it “pop-u-lar.” She insists she knew “Wicked” was going to be big.Just how big?“I just remember thinking: ‘This is so big. I feel this could be big. Like, I think this could be ‘Cats,’” she says, laughing. “And I’ll leave you with that.”___Online: https://www.nbc.com/a-very-wicked-halloween-celebrating-15-years-on-broadway___Mark Kennedy is at http://twitter.com/KennedyTwitslast_img read more

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