Amritsar: Pakistan on Sunday agreed in principle to allow visa-free, year-long travel to the Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara for Indian passport holders and Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) card holders.Throughout the year, 5000 pilgrims will be allowed to visit Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara per day. The pilgrims will be allowed to travel as individuals or in groups and also on foot, Home Ministry’s Joint Secretary (internal security) S.C.L. Das told reporters at Attari near here. Also Read – Squadrons which participated in Balakot air strike awarded citations on IAF DayPakistan agreed to maintain a channel of communication towards the finalisation of the agreement on the modalities of the cross-border Kartarpur Sahib Corridor, assuring that “no anti-India activity would be allowed”. Das led the Indian delegation for the second bilateral meeting at Wagha in Pakistan for finalising the modalities for the Kartarpur Sahib corridor, a gateway for pilgrims to visit Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan. The Indian delegation comprised representatives from the Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Defence, Government of Punjab and the National Highway Authorities of India (NHAI). The Kartarpur Sahib corridor links India’s Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Gurdaspur district with Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara in Pakistan’s Punjab province. The corridor is set to be completed by October 31 and could strengthen bilateral ties between the two countries. During the talks, Pakistan highlighted the infrastructural constraints on their side and conveyed that they may be able to accommodate many of the Indian proposals in a phased manner.With agency inputs
BERLIN — The International Air Transport Association is lowering its forecast for the airline industry this year to $28 billion from $35.5 billion amid rising fuel prices and weakening world trade.The Montreal-based IATA said Sunday that “margins are being squeezed by rising costs right across the board, including labour, fuel, and infrastructure.”It said competition among airlines remains stiff and “weakening of global trade is likely to continue as the U.S.-China trade war intensifies,” primarily affecting the cargo business, although passenger traffic could also be hit if tensions rise.IATA members meeting in Seoul also backed a plan that will cap net emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide from international aviation at 2020 levels. Airlines will have to spend money on carbon reduction measures elsewhere to offset excess emissions.The Associated Press
“What we need to do is to make sure that we’re out there fast, that we’re out there early, we’re out there trying to solve problems before they begin,” Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs B. Lynn Pascoe told a news briefing following the release of a UN report outlining the successes and challenges of a process that, through a system of early warnings and skilled interventions, can pre-empt conflicts before they erupt, saving both lives and national resources. He called preventive diplomacy “a crucial part of the UN operations that has needed to be pressed and pushed forward,” and cited the Organization’s cooperation with regional bodies in the process.As Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon did in the report, Mr. Pascoe, who heads the UN’s Department of Political Affairs (DPA), laid out some of the recent successes, such as ending inter-ethnic violence in Kyrgyzstan in 2010, achieved in cooperation with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), halting post-election violence in Kenya, and promoting the transition from military to civilian rule in Guinea.The Under-Secretary-General said he expected the high-level Security Council discussion on the issue on 22 September to produce an effort “to really revitalize this area, to talk about what we have done and to move the process forward… For the Secretary-General it’s been something that he’s been preaching since the first day he got here,” he added.In his report, Mr. Ban warned that adequate financial investment, in particular for rapid responses, is crucial and Member States must ensure predictable and timely financial support.While the biggest return on the investment in preventive diplomacy comes in lives saved, the World Bank calculates that the average cost of civil war is equivalent to more than 30 years of gross domestic product (GDP) growth for a medium-size developing country, with the most severe civil wars imposing cumulative costs of tens of billions of dollars. Mr. Pascoe noted that the UN can either be out in front in the efforts, or in the background, working with regional organizations which often have the needed expertise. “Frankly our biggest successes are if we have been helping to resolve a problem and you guys don’t hear about it,” he said. “We’re not in the business of looking for publicity for the work that we do.” One example was just a couple of weeks ago in Malawi, which was facing a potentially explosive confrontation between the Government and opposition after deadly protests in July. In keeping with the more proactive approach he has been advocating, Mr. Ban sent João Honwana, a DPA director for African affairs, who quietly mediated talks that helped avert a confrontation and pointed the two sides toward a dialogue on the underlying problems.“The sense that we should be involved has been growing day by day,” Mr. Pascoe said, noting the key role played by DPA’s Mediation Division and support unit in mobilizing the requisite expertise, resources and standby teams. Levent Bilman, director of the Policy and Mediation Division, stressed that the unit had become a reliable asset in supporting mediators, field missions and other UN agencies and regional organizations, with the capacity to deploy experts anywhere in the world within 72 hours. 12 September 2011The United Nations today further highlighted the need for preventive diplomacy to nip crises in the bud before they become more intractable and deadly, as it prepared for a high-level discussion next week to enhance the tools at hand.
Teams from the UN Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today conducted an unannounced joint inspection of one of the eight Presidential sites in Iraq.The probe at the Sijood site, located on the west bank of the Tigris River in Baghdad, was the first inspection of a presidential site since the return of the inspectors to Iraq, according to a UN spokesman.The inspection team was able to enter the site within a few minutes. Although the site was frozen during the inspection in order to avoid any exit, senior Iraqi officials were allowed to enter.When the inspection was finished, the freeze was lifted. Access to the entire site was provided without difficulty, and the planned inspection activity was completed, the spokesman reported.
Jonathan Marin, the Miami Dolphin offensive lineman who accused teammate Richie Incognito of bullying—creating a firestorm about behavior in NFL locker rooms— was traded to the San Francisco 49ers, led by his college coach at Stanford, Jim Harbaugh.The Dolphins announced the move on the first day of NFL free agency. San Francisco confirmed the trade, saying only that it would send an undisclosed draft choice to Miami and that Martin still must pass a physical to complete the deal.“We feel that this move is in the best interests of all parties involved,” Dolphins general manager Dennis Hickey said. “We wish Jonathan well.”Miami will receive a conditional seventh-round pick in 2015 if Martin is on San Francisco’s opening 53-player roster, a league source told ESPN.Martin’s cross-country move returns him to the Bay Area, where he has been taking classes at Stanford again.“This is great for him to get back on the field, and he’s in Palo Alto right now,” his agent, Ken Zuckerman, said in a phone interview. “It couldn’t be much better. I just think everyone wanted this to happen. Harbaugh knows Jonathan, I think the Dolphins were compensated and Jonathan wants to get back on the field. It’s a good day.”Martin expressed his excitement via Twitter on Tuesday night, posting: “Opportunities are few in the NFL… Can’t wait to get to work #9erEmpire”An investigation for the NFL by Ted Wells determined last month that Incognito and two other offensive linemen engaged in persistent harassment of Martin, another offensive lineman and an assistant trainer.Martin left the Dolphins in late October, underwent counseling for emotional issues and alleged he was harassed by teammates. Incognito was ultimately suspended for the final eight games.
It was a tale of two goalies.The Columbus Blue Jackets’ Steve Mason and the Dallas Stars’ Marty Turco did battle for three periods last night, with Columbus emerging victorious as they defeated the Stars 2-1 in the Jackets’ first game since the firing of former head coach Ken Hitchcock. It was a hard-checking, grinding, defensive-minded game.In short, it was just the kind of game Hitchcock would have loved.Afterwards, interim coach Claude Noel spoke about what it was like going into his first-ever NHL contest as the boss.“It was really nerve wracking for me,” Noel said. “I’m happy that the players were resilient and not carrying the nerve-wracked coach onto the ice with them.”Both teams were active in the first period. The Blue Jackets had multiple scoring chances while putting seven shots on goal. The two teams would trade opportunities through the rest of the period.Columbus defenseman Anton Stralman broke the stalemate with a slap shot from just a step in front of the blue line that Stars’ goalie Marty Turco was unable to get a glove on. Fredrik Modin and Ohio State product R.J. Umberger assisted on the goal. The Jackets took the 1-0 lead it provided into the dressing room with them at the first intermission.Columbus kept up the pressure as the second period unfolded, forcing Turco to make several difficult saves. The physical play between the two teams began to pick up noticeably all around the ice.The increase in hard checking led to a scoreless second period. The third frame would bring more of the same physicality.After a Jared Boll penalty for interference, the Blue Jackets’ penalty kill unit stood tall, led by captain Rick Nash. At one point, Nash made a flashy move with the puck before nearly cashing in on the short-handed goal. After he was leveled by a vicious check into the boards, he leapt back to his skates and somehow managed to regain control of the puck.The sequence brought the mostly quiet Blue Jackets fans to their feet as they cheered the grit that has been so sorely lacking.The game stayed in doubt until Umberger decided to put the finishing touch on his new coach’s first ever NHL win in dramatic fashion.Umberger fought his way through two Dallas defenders and was shoved face-first into the ice just inside the Stars’ zone. As he slid on his belly towards the left circle, he extended his stick out just far enough to push the puck towards the goal, which was empty as Dallas had pulled Turco for an extra man advantage.Dallas tacked on its only goal of the night with just under a minute remaining, but Columbus was able to hang on and send their new coach home a winner. “So much has happened in the last two days, (Noel) wanted us to free our minds,” Umberger said from the dressing room after the game. “When we leave and drive home, he wants us to be proud of our efforts. It was about doing everything you can on your end.”
GL&V (Dorr-Oliver Eimco) has purchased all the shares of the process equipment supplier Krebs International, thereby completing one of its largest acquisitions ever. GL&V says that having achieved an average annual revenue growth of 33% over the past three years, Krebs International will provide it with estimated additional revenues of $110 million during the first year, of which more than 40% is in the aftermarket.“The addition of Krebs’ cutting-edge technologies strongly enhances GL&V’s positioning and potential as a global supplier to the minerals industry, and offers exceptional organic growth potential for the coming years. This acquisition also expands GL&V’s presence and technological offering in the buoyant energy market. The benefits arising from this acquisition will be optimized by the strong affinities between Krebs International’s and GL&V’s business models and entrepreneurial cultures.”
Though there have been many heated arguments over which video game controller is the greatest of all time, it would be difficult to find someone who doesn’t agree that the Super Nintendo controller isn’t among the very best in history.Its rounded edges, button layout, size, weight, and overall design serves as the basis for most of the controllers we use today. The SNES controller is all but perfect, but now it is about to become even better thanks to a new wireless edition.Analogue and 8Bitdo have teamed up once again to bring us the wireless SNES controller. If you recall, they are the ones responsible for the wireless Nintendo controller we told you about back in April. Like with the previous controller, the wireless SNES controller uses a Bluetooth adapter that plugs into original Super Nintendo or Super Famicom consoles. The adapter is also compatible with other systems that have a SNES/SFC port as well as other controllers or arcade sticks from 8Bitdo. The SNES controller shares the same special features of the wireless NES controller. This includes additional buttons mapped to turbo, compatibility with two-to-four Retro Receivers for multiplayer games, and compatibility with Mac, PC, iOS, Android, and current-gen systems. It even has output support, enabling the Retro Receiver to be used as a Bluetooth dongle.The SNES wireless controller can be purchased for $24.99 from Play-Asia. Definitely a great price for those who still play their Super Nintendo regularly and want to lessen the chance of destroying their precious console by accidentally tripping on its wire. <>
NEAR KEY LARGO, Fla. (WSVN) — A U.S. Coast Guard crew confiscated dismembered sharks and fins from a commercial fishing boat near Key Largo.The Coast Guard, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA, and Florida Fish and Wildlife COnservation Commission seized 11 shark fins and dismembered sharks from the 40-foot commercial fishing vessel.Federal law prohibits the act of shark finning, a process of removing shark fins at sea and discarding the rest of the shark, according to the Coast Guard. The operator of the vessel has been charged with failure to maintain a shark in its proper form.The shark fins will be sent to a laboratory for testing; the operator could also face further charges for possession of a prohibited species.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid long-term update: Our electrified… Enlarge ImageChrysler should have slapped an old-school Pentastar hood emblem on the front, since the automaker is clearly playing to nostalgia with this badge reboot. Chrysler When is a Chrysler Pacifica minivan not a Pacifica? When it’s low-cost enough to be a Chrysler Voyager, according to a 2020 model-year update for Chrysler’s excellent people-hauler.Chrysler on Thursday unveiled the 2020 Chrysler Voyager. Now, you might say, “Hey, this is just a Pacifica.” You’d be right, but Fiat Chrysler decided to slap a new badge on the former L and LX trims of its newer minivan. It will also spawn a fleet-only LXi trim, but according to an FCA spokesperson, it will not replace the Dodge Grand Caravan that continues to survive despite not being all that good.There’s a fair bit of value tucked away in the L and LX trims. Both come with a 3.5-inch display in the gauge cluster, as well as a Uconnect 4 infotainment system with a 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. SiriusXM satellite radio is offered on the LX trim. The L trim gets a second-row bench, while the LX gets regular seats, but neither comes with the Stow ‘n’ Go storage option for the second row, only the third-row bench. Both trims can be equipped with a safety package that adds rear parking sensors and blind spot monitoring, and the LX has an optional cold-weather package that adds heated seats and a heated steering wheel. Cloth seats are standard on both trims.The LXi is where the real value is, although you won’t be able to buy this trim as a consumer, since it’s meant for fleets only (think rental cars). In addition to the standard infotainment and optional packages, the LXi trim also gets leatherette seating material (much easier to clean), remote start, a roof rack, second-row retractable sunshades and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. The LXi trim also gets Stow ‘n’ Go for the second row, in case you need to fold every rear seat flat for some major hauling.Since it’s still a Pacifica despite what the badge on the back says, that means it rocks the same 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 as the other trims, with 287 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. The front wheels get their motive force through the same nine-speed automatic transmission as before, and fuel economy is estimated at 19 miles per gallon city and 28 mpg highway. Pricing has not yet been announced. More From Roadshow Now playing: Watch this: 2019 Dodge Durango SRT review: Three-row muscle car Chrysler Dodge 0 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid: First hybrid minivan wins on fuel economy 8 Photos Post a comment 4:05 Tags 2020 Chrysler Voyager will be a sure hit with Plymouth fans 2019 Honda Ridgeline review: Light duty, heavy punch Chrysler Minivans Share your voice
India’s coal imports fell 5 percent in October in their fourth straight monthly slide as local output rose fast under the government’s push to open a mine every month, keeping the country on course to become self-sufficient in thermal coal in three years.Asia’s third largest economy is targeting to more than double coal output to 1.5 billion tonnes this decade, and state-run Coal India has already turned around its poor performance with record growth from old and new pits.Coal imports into India, the world’s third-largest buyer, fell to 14.52 million tonnes last month from a year earlier, according to trade ministry data provided by Coal Secretary Anil Swarup. April-October purchases fell 4.6 percent to 108.4 million.”The trend (of falling imports) will continue because of sustained increase in coal production by Coal India,” Swarup told Reuters on Monday.Apart from Coal India, Swarup expects about 500 million tonnes of coal coming from the private sector by the end of this decade. The government is working out details to open up the nationalized sector and allow private companies to mine and sell coal.India has enough reserves of thermal, or power-generating, coal but will have to continue buying foreign coking coal used by the steel industry.
HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster Stay on target You know Daleks and Davros and Missy the Master, Angels and Silence hell-bent on disaster. But do you recall the most underrated Doctor Who villains of all?Each week, I will dig into the depths of the Whoniverse to examine one rejected, misjudged, or altogether forgotten big bad. In this case, Reader of Mine, it’s not one, but four mischief makers.Father of Mine (Gerard Horan), Son of Mine (Harry Lloyd), and Mother of Mine (Rebekah Staton) (via BBC)FAMILY OF BLOODFirst appearance: “Human Nature” (2007)—season 3, episode 8Home planet: N/ADoctor: TenthCompanion: Martha JonesI love the Family of Blood.A clan of green, non-corporeal, telepathic creatures with an incredible sense of smell that inhabit and control human bodies to hunt the Doctor in hopes of requisitioning his Time Lord capacity for near-immortality.It doesn’t get much better than that.Without acquiring a human receptacle, the gaseous predators perish after just three months, “like mayflies,” Martha says, citing the Doctor. So it’s no wonder the family have their eye on a Time Lord, whose power to regenerate promises eternal life.Running from his stalkers, the Doctor makes the ultimate sacrifice: trade his time-and-space-traveling alien existence for a human one: John Smith.David Tennant is John Smith, an ordinary, yet extraordinary, human (via BBC)A teacher born circa 1880 to watchmaker Sydney Smith and nurse Verity Smith (an homage to Sydney Newman and Verity Lambert, the production team who created Doctor Who), he was raised in Nottingham and served by maid Martha Jones.At least, that’s how the story goes. In reality, John Smith didn’t exist until he took a job in 1913 as a history teacher at the Farringham School for Boys. But vivid dreams—that Martha is a medical student and he an adventurer known as the Doctor, who travel together in the year 2007—provide flashbacks to the man migrant he was before.Despite his disguise, a stolen Time Agent vortex manipulator eventually leads the Family to Smith/the Doctor, where they take the form of student Jeremy Baines (the stupendous Harry Lloyd), local girl Lucy Cartwright (Lauren Wilson), farmer Clark (Gerard Horan), and Martha’s friend and fellow maid Jenny (Rebekah Staton).Son of Mine (Lloyd) and Daughter of Mine (Lauren Wilson) (via BBC)Between energy guns set to disintegrate and an army of scarecrow-like soldiers, the tribe is confident in their plan to commandeer the Doctor. (Though it’s never made clear just how all four of them intend to live in one Time Lord body. So, it’s possible their scheme has been flawed all along.)The moving two-part story, adapted by Paul Cornell from his New Adventures of Doctor Who novel Human Nature, weighs the cost of the Doctor’s victory against John Smith’s genuine sacrifice.A fictional character that didn’t exist six months before, Smith has carved out a suitable lifestyle, and, perhaps more importantly, has fallen in love (with school nurse Joan Redfern, played by the always wonderful Jessica Hynes).John Smith falls in love with nurse Joan Redfern (Jessica Hynes) (via BBC)Should he stay and live out years of happiness with a family of his own, or should he go and return to the lonely cycle Martha describes?This is why I also hate the Family of Blood.These vultures, which care for nothing but themselves, make this man—this human, one-heart-beating, adorable-in-tweed, benevolent man—make a choice that no one should ever have to.And, in the end, they suffer the consequence.“We wanted to live forever,” Son of Mine explains. “So the Doctor made sure that we did”: Father wrapped in unbreakable chains in an underground chamber; mother sent into the event horizon of a black hole; daughter trapped within every mirror in existence, and son locked in the body of a scarecrow to watch over the fields of England.Stream all of Doctor Who now for free with your Amazon Prime membership.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.
Kolkata: Bengal State Branch of Indian Dental Association (IDA) has bagged ‘J Kapadia Best State Branch Award 2018’ at the 72nd Indian Dental Conference in Indore for its exceptional performance.IDA’s state branch has once again secured the first position in the country for excelling in various fields. Dr Raju Biswas, State Secretary of IDA Bengal, received the award. Dr Biswas said: “It is an outstanding achievement for all of us that the surgeons of Bengal have bagged all the awards in every category. This will be a huge source of inspiration for the aspiring dental surgeons.” Also Read – 3 injured, flight, train services hit as rains lash Bengal”I express my sincere gratitude to our Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her constant support. Bengal has excelled in terms of Dentistry in her tenure of seven years. I wholeheartedly dedicate this award to our honourable Chief Minister and all the members of IDA state branch and its local branches for their enormous toil and dedication,” Dr Biswas added. It may be mentioned that the state branch performed exceptionally well in all the 6 categories of awards. IDA kolkata and the suburban branch have bagged “Swachh Mukh Abhiyan” award for their effective implementation of various oral hygiene programmes. Besides that, the IDA Howrah branch has bagged three different awards. The best member award in the category of below 30 years of age has been bagged by Dr Shubhrangshu Halder.
Kolkata: Controversy seems to not let go of Babul Supriyo, the outgoing BJP MP from Asansol, who is contesting in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections from the same seat. A fresh row was triggered on Wednesday after some BJP workers were found sitting in a car with a sticker that read ‘On Election Duty’. The car was spotted close to the residence of Supriyo in Asansol and there was a BJP flag on the bonnet of the car. The incident has led to a political slugfest between BJP and Trinamool Congress leaders in West Burdwan. The district BJP leaders have brought the matter to the notice of the election officials of West Midnapore. The district election officials have started a probe in this regard and have sought information regarding the vehicle. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataLocal Trinamool Congress leaders alleged that the car was carrying BJP activists and had also taken part in Supriyo’s election rally. It may be mentioned here that Supriyo has been under the scanner of the Election Commission, after he was found playing BJP’s controversial theme song. The Election Commission has already sought a report from the District Election Officer (DEO) of West Burdwan in this connection. Supriyo and other BJP leaders were found playing the controversial song, despite the ban imposed by the office of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO). During his election rally on Sunday and Monday, Supriyo had played the song, flouting the guidelines issued by the CEO’s office. Following the instruction of the CEO’s office, the DEO of West Midnapore has already taken initiatives to ensure that the song is not played.
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 Related Content 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 | 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 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 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 | 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 Image courtesy of Imago Systems 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 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 News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD 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 June 16, 2009 – In testimony before the Listening Panel of the Federal Coordinating Council for Comparative Effectiveness Research (FCCC) on June 10, 2009, ECRI Institute President and Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey C. Lerner, Ph.D., called for devoting a substantial proportion of the $1.1 billion allocated to the comparative effectiveness research to go toward establishing a National Patient Library. The 15-member FCCC council was created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and assists the agencies of the federal government, including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Departments of Veteran Affairs and Defense, as well as others, to coordinate comparative effectiveness and related health services research. The Recovery Act appropriated $300 million for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, $400 million for the National Institutes of Health, and $400 million for allocation at the discretion of the Secretary of Health and Human Services to support comparative effectiveness research. “The ability of patients and their caregivers to compare treatments and not just rely on others to tell them what to do is a powerful way to harness market forces in the service of better care. It allows the public to take statistical information and decide how that information applies to them as individuals,” states Lerner. “A national library, rather than a piecemeal collection of studies and initiatives, would create a concrete legacy for the new movement to compare how well pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and clinical procedures work.”The National Patient Library would benefit patients by giving them easy-to-understand information about the comparative effectiveness research produced under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and from other public and private sources. The Library would gather information designed for patients that meets an evidence standard so that patients, their families, and their professional caregivers can make decisions based on the best available scientific information. The Library would also further the way information is developed and presented by bringing to bear knowledge and techniques from behavioral economics, cognitive science, communications, as well as other social sciences.In testifying before the FCCC panel, Dr. Lerner highlighted ECRI Institute’s experience in producing evidence-based patient information beginning in the 1990s when the Institute used it to help breast cancer patients understand that high-dose chemotherapy administered with autologous bone marrow transplant was more likely to harm or kill them than to prolong their lives for a greater period of time than would standard chemotherapy. For a free download of Lerner’s National Patient Library testimony, go to: https://www.ecri.org/Forms/Pages/FCCC_Testimony_National_Patient_Library…. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | June 16, 2009 ECRI Wants Comparative Effectiveness Funds Allocated to National Patient Library News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more 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
Related Content Case Study | March 13, 2014 | George Curley, Senior Marketing Manager Focused on a Digital Future: Greenville Health System Utilizes Agfa HealthCare DR Technology Greenville Health Systems, Greenville, South Carolina GHS upgrades its CR systems with the DX-D Retrofit from Agfa HealthCareAs Greenville’s only 24-hour Level 1 Trauma Center, Greenville Health System, based in Greenville, S.C., has recently upgraded its offering into “a highly integrated delivery system committed to transforming the delivery of health care and improving the health of its community.” A key part of that commitment is, wherever possible, to harness the power of new technologies and solutions that will help deliver on that promise. Agfa HealthCare’s DX-D Retrofit’s non-invasive, connection-only solution is part of that drive; delivering time savings and a high level of image quality and speed that makes it popular with users. “One of the biggest issues for us when considering a new DR solution for one of our emergency rooms was that it needed to be demonstrably cost-effective,” said Sonya McKittrick, ER coordinator. “We did look at other potential solutions, but the DX-D Retrofit’s cost structure, combined with the image quality delivered by Agfa HealthCare’s MUSICA imaging software and the resulting speed of patient throughput, made it ideal for what we needed.” News | Digital Radiography (DR) | May 29, 2019 Dynamic Digital Radiography Used to Assess Undifferentiated Dyspnea A clinical study presented at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) 2019 annual meeting, May 17-22 in Dallas, described… read more GHS upgrades its CR systems with the DX-D Retrofit from Agfa HealthCare Greenville Memorial Hospital, Greenville Health System PreviousNext News | Digital Radiography (DR) | June 12, 2019 Utah Valley Hospital Purchases Nine Carestream Imaging Systems Utah Valley Hospital (Provo, Utah) has installed nine Carestream imaging systems that equip its radiology staff to… read more Videos | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medica read more Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Walkaround AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:25Loaded: 11.42%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:25 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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News | Digital Radiography (DR) | June 28, 2019 Springfield Clinic Deploys 17 Carestream Digital X-ray Systems Springfield Clinic implemented 14 Carestream DRX-Evolu read more Technology | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 25, 2019 Samsung Announces New iQuia Premium Digital Radiography Platform Samsung has announced iQuia, a new digital radiography (DR) platform of premium products and technologies that improves… read more Advances in long-length digital radiography are creating opportunities for visualization during spinal surgery, as well as pre- and post-operatively. Image courtesy of Fujifilm Medical Systems News | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 23, 2019 Konica Minolta and Shimadzu to Co-market Dynamic Digital Radiography in the U.S. Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. along with Shimadzu Medical Systems USA announced a collaborative agreement to… read more Feature | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 19, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr DR Advances Promote Imaging of Whole Spine Recent advances in… 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 News | Radiology Business | June 26, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare and the Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub Partner to Drive Innovation in Healthcare Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc. read more FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Artificial Intelligence | June 03, 2019 SIIM and ACR Host Machine Learning Challenge for Pneumothorax Detection and Localization The Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) are collaborating… read more
Videos | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medica read more News | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 23, 2019 Konica Minolta and Shimadzu to Co-market Dynamic Digital Radiography in the U.S. Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. along with Shimadzu Medical Systems USA announced a collaborative agreement to… read more Technology | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 25, 2019 Samsung Announces New iQuia Premium Digital Radiography Platform Samsung has announced iQuia, a new digital radiography (DR) platform of premium products and technologies that improves… read more Advances in long-length digital radiography are creating opportunities for visualization during spinal surgery, as well as pre- and post-operatively. Image courtesy of Fujifilm Medical Systems Related Content June 24, 2014 — Shimadzu Medical Systems USA has announced that its Dallas-headquartered direct sales and service division has expanded its territory to include the western half of the state of Arkansas.Shimadzu’s Direct Division is responsible for sales of the company’s diagnostic imaging equipment in a territory that includes Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas, western Louisiana and western Missouri. “Our expansion into western Arkansas is fully covered by our team of sales professionals, service engineers trained at our Kyoto manufacturing facility, and dedicated clinical application specialists,” said Frank Halovanic, the division’s general manager.Sales and service for the rest of the United States, Canada and the Caribbean is provided by a large network of highly experienced independent diagnostic imaging equipment dealers and distributors.For more information: www.shimadzu.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Radiology Business | June 26, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare and the Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub Partner to Drive Innovation in Healthcare Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc. read more Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Walkaround AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:25Loaded: 11.42%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:25 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. 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 News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 24, 2019 WVU Medicine Installs First Alphenix 4D CT in the U.S. The West Virginia University (WVU) Heart and Vascular Institute is the first hospital in the country to acquire the… read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | June 24, 2019 Mentice and Siemens Healthineers Integrate VIST Virtual Patient With Artis Icono Angiography System Siemens Healthineers and Mentice AB announced the collaboration to fully integrate Mentice’s VIST Virtual Patient into… read more News | Digital Radiography (DR) | June 28, 2019 Springfield Clinic Deploys 17 Carestream Digital X-ray Systems Springfield Clinic implemented 14 Carestream DRX-Evolu read more News | June 24, 2014 Shimadzu’s Direct Sales Division Expands Territory Within the United States News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 11, 2019 Mednax National Cardiac Centers of Excellence Program Highlighted at SCCT 2019 Mednax Inc. and Mednax Radiology Solutions announced that Chief Medical Officer Ricardo C. Cury, M.D., FSCCT, will… read more Feature | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 19, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr DR Advances Promote Imaging of Whole Spine Recent advances in… read more
Technology | Advanced Visualization | June 13, 2019 Materialise Receives FDA Clearance for Cardiovascular Planning Software Suite Three-dimensional (3-D) printing software and solutions company Materialise has received U.S. Food and Drug… read more April 22, 2015 — 3D Systems announced that a 20-month-old toddler is breathing and swallowing easier thanks to a team of cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The team used a full-color 3-D printed replica of his heart to prepare for a delicate, 2.5-hour procedure at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. 3DS features an end-to-end digital thread that integrates surgical simulation, training, planning and printing of anatomical models, surgical instruments and medical devices. The company has helped doctors in tens of thousands of complex medical cases to achieve better patient outcomes with faster surgeries. Life-size, realistic models make it simpler for patients and families to grasp the details of complex medical procedures, and they provide healthcare practitioners with invaluable preparation for their work in the operating room. In this particular case, the surgical team needed to relocate heart vessels that were squeezing and compressing the toddler’s windpipe and esophagus, causing obstruction of the airway that resulted in difficulty breathing and swallowing. The printed model helped the team familiarize themselves with the unique vessel structure they would face in surgery, and they were also able to use it when discussing the condition with the patient’s parents.Shafkat Anwar, M.D., a member of the pediatric cardiology team at Washington University who worked with 3DS to develop the model heart for this particular surgical procedure, said, “With 3-D printing, we were able to print a replica of the patient’s heart anatomy, developed from medical imaging scans, and use that model to get a handle on what surgeons would be faced with in the OR and to communicate with the patient’s parents and other team members.”For more information: www.3dsystems.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 A 3-D printed model (left) and a model constructed in augmented reality (right), both of a kidney with a tumor. In both models, the kidney is clear; the tumor is visible in purple on the AR model and in white on the 3-D printed model. Photo courtesy of Nicole Wake, Ph.D. Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 10, 2019 Medivis SurgicalAR Gets FDA Clearance Medivis announced that its augmented reality (AR) technology platform for surgical applications, SurgicalAR, has… read more Feature | Henry Ford Hospital | May 21, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Innovations in Radiotherapy and Radiology at Henry Ford Hospital Henry Ford Hospital thought leaders regularly speak at the radiation oncology and radiology conferences about new res read more News | Advanced Visualization | July 03, 2019 TeraRecon Unveils iNtuition AI Data Extractor Artificial Intelligence (AI) and advanced visualization company TeraRecon announced its new iNtuition AI Data Extractor… read more Related Content Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 04, 2019 Ann Arbor Startup Launches Augmented Reality MRI Simulator SpellBound, an Ann Arbor startup specializing in augmented reality (AR) tools for children in hospitals, has officially… 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 Feature | Molecular Imaging | July 01, 2019 | By Sharvari Rale Transformations in Molecular Imaging Herald Entry to Novel Applications Diagnostic procedures have always been a cornerstone of early prognosis and patient triaging. read more Technology | Artificial Intelligence | June 20, 2019 TeraRecon Receives First-of-Kind FDA Determination for Northstar AI Results Explorer Advanced visualization and artificial intelligence (AI) technology provider TeraRecon has successfully completed a U.S… read more Henry Ford Hospital’s ViewRay MRIdian linear accelerator system allows real-time MRI-guided radiotherapy. Shown is the support staff for this system. In the center of the photo is Benjamin Movsas, M.D., chair of radiation oncology at Henry Ford Cancer Institute. Second from the right is Carri Glide-Hurst, Ph.D., director of translational research, radiation oncology. Image courtesy of Philips Healthcare Feature | Advanced Visualization | July 02, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis Augmented Reality Versus 3-D Printing for Radiology Three-dimensional (3-D) printing and… 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 | April 22, 2015 3-D Printed Heart Model Instrumental in Helping St. Louis Toddler Breathe Easier Medical team uses model to plan surgery to move heart vessels compressing the windpipe and esophagus
Momodou C Joof, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism & Culture along with Tombong Saidy, Roots Committee Member & former Ambassador to Washington DC had announced the dates of the Roots Homecoming Festival 2016, to be held from May 6-13 in Banjul, Gambia, West Africa. The two gentlemen were graced by Sharon Parris-Chambers, CEO of Let’s Do it in the Caribbean, Promoter of the Roots Festival, in the Ministry office, located in the Quadrangle, Banjul, Gambia.The Ministry of Tourism and Culture had invited the African Diaspora and all persons committed to the social and economic development of Africa to come home to The Gambia “where the mystic never ends”. The Tourism & Culture Ministry gave visitors a warm welcome from ‘the smiling coast’, where the endless pristine beaches and culture lured them to participate in the 12th edition of the International Roots Festival. The Roots Homecoming Festival took visitors on a memorable journey into their historical, cultural self, one which brought a lifetime of memories.The Jamaica Promotion team included Mutabaruka, Olimatta Taal, Isis Miller, Sharon Parris-Chambers and Sizzla Kalonji had charted a direct airline flight(s) to accommodate Diaspora visitors from the Caribbean, U.S. and Central & Latin America.According to the Permanent Secretary, letters had gone out to promoters and media around the world. Official announcements were placed in conventional media, as well as, Facebook, Linked In, Twitter and other Social Media.
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