first_imgOTTAWA – The Canadian military’s new top legal officer is hoping her appointment sends a message, namely that the Forces is serious about accepting — and valuing — women in uniform.Commodore Genevieve Bernatchez’s arrival as the Canadian Forces’ first female judge advocate general, or JAG, comes after two decades of work in the office of the JAG, and she’s served as one of several deputies since 2010.In an interview with The Canadian Press, she said her appointment represented a “historical moment” for women in the military as she had “broken that glass ceiling.”It also demonstrates that senior leaders aren’t just blowing hot air when they talk about changing the culture within the Forces, she said, and making it more inclusive to women.After a scathing report in 2015 showed that many women in uniform were being harassed or assaulted, Defence chief Gen. Jonathan Vance ordered an end to any inappropriate sexual behaviour.He’s also aiming to see women make up 25 per cent of military personnel within the next decade and is appointing more women to the senior ranks.Her appointment reflects that, Bernatchez said.“I think that when we’re criticizing institutions, saying that they speak but do not act, in this case the words are matching the deeds,” she said.“And that’s wonderful.”Bernatchez’s appointment also comes as the military justice system is looking at big changes.The system is currently in the midst of a major review launched last year in part because of complaints about how sexual crimes committed by those in uniform were being handled.Bernatchez said there’s no doubt that she will bring a different perspective and approach to military justice than her male predecessors.“Being a mother, being a daughter, being a wife has shaped who I am and the way I see things,” she said. “It’s certainly shaped the way I have approached challenges over the course of my career.”She would not reveal what kind of changes she would like to see, saying instead that she would reserve judgment until the review is complete.“The military justice system has places for improvement,” Bernatchez said.“And there’s no doubt in my mind that I have a strong responsibility to ensure that the military justice system is in step with Canadian law and with Canadian expectations.”— Follow @leeberthiaume on Twitter.last_img read more


first_imgOTTAWA — The federal cabinet’s long-awaited decision on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is due Tuesday. Here are some other key dates in the history of the original project and Kinder Morgan Canada’s controversial efforts to expand its capacity:October 1953: The Trans Mountain pipeline begins shipping oil with an initial capacity of 150,000 barrels per day. The project initially features four pump stations along its 1,150-kilometre route and a marine dock that connects loading facilities on the east side of Edmonton with ocean tankers in Burnaby, B.C. It is expanded in 1957 and 2008 to eventually pump up to 300,000 barrels of oil per day.Feb. 21, 2012: Kinder Morgan Canada says it wants to expand the Trans Mountain pipeline after receiving support from oil shippers and will begin public consultations.Dec. 16, 2013: An application is made to the National Energy Board (NEB) to expand the Trans Mountain pipeline. Construction is proposed to begin in 2017, with the aim of having oil flow through the expansion by December 2019.November 2014: More than 100 people are arrested after they camp out in a conservation area on Burnaby Mountain, east of Vancouver, to block crews from conducting drilling and survey work related to the pipeline expansion. Most of the charges are later dropped.August 2015: The NEB postpones public hearings after striking from the record economic evidence prepared by a Kinder Morgan consultant who was to begin working for the regulator.Jan. 27, 2016: The federal Liberal government says assessments of pipeline projects such as the Trans Mountain expansion will now take into account the greenhouse gas emissions produced in the extraction and processing of the oil they carry. Proponents will also be required to improve consultations with First Nations.May 17, 2016: Ottawa appoints a three-member panel to conduct an environmental review of the Trans Mountain expansion project.May 29, 2016: The NEB recommends approval of the pipeline, subject to 157 conditions, concluding that it is in the public interest.Nov. 29, 2016: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau approves the Trans Mountain expansion, part of a sweeping announcement that also saw approval of Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline replacement, but the end of its Northern Gateway project.Jan. 11, 2017: B.C. Premier Christy Clark announces her support for the project, saying Kinder Morgan has met five government conditions including a revenue-sharing agreement worth up to $1 billion.May 25, 2017: Kinder Morgan makes its final investment decision to proceed with the development, now estimated to cost $7.4 billion, subject to the successful public offering of Kinder Morgan Canada.May 29, 2017: The B.C. NDP and Greens agree to form a coalition to topple the Liberal party, which could only manage a minority in the previous month’s provincial election. The parties agree to “immediately employ every tool available” to stop the project. The coalition defeats the B.C. Liberals in a confidence motion a month later, paving the way for John Horgan to become premier.Aug. 10, 2017: The B.C. NDP government hires former judge Thomas Berger to provide legal advice as it seeks intervener status in the legal challenges against the project filed by municipalities and First Nations.Dec. 7, 2017: NEB allows Kinder Morgan Canada to bypass Burnaby bylaws.Jan. 17, 2018: Kinder Morgan Canada warns the Trans Mountain expansion project could be a year behind schedule.Jan. 30, 2018: B.C. government moves to restrict any increase in diluted bitumen shipments until it conducts more spill response studies, a move that increases the uncertainty for Trans Mountain.March 23, 2018: Green party Leader Elizabeth May and NDP MP Kennedy Stewart are arrested at a protest against the pipeline expansion; Federal Court of Appeal dismisses a B.C. government bid challenging a NEB ruling that allows Kinder Morgan Canada to bypass local bylaws.April 8, 2018: Kinder Morgan Canada suspends non-essential spending on the Trans Mountain expansion project and sets a May 31 deadline to reach agreements with stakeholders.May 29, 2018: Federal government announces deal to buy the pipeline and expansion project from Kinder Morgan Canada for $4.5 billion.Aug. 30, 2018: The Federal Court of Appeal overturns the Trudeau government’s approval of the pipeline expansion. In a unanimous decision by a panel of three judges, the court says the NEB’s review of the project was so flawed that the federal government could not rely on it as a basis for its decision to approve the expansion.Sept. 15, 2018: Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi orders the NEB to undertake a new environmental assessment of the impact additional oil tankers off the coast of British Columbia will have, with a specific focus on the risks to southern resident killer whales. The NEB has until late February to report back.Sept. 26, 2018: The NEB assigns a new panel to run the hearings and sets deadlines for comments.Oct. 3, 2018: Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi hires former Supreme Court of Canada Justice Frank Iacobucci to oversee a new round of Indigenous consultations. No deadline is set for the completion of the process.Feb. 22, 2019: The NEB recommends to cabinet that it approve the project again, subject to 16 new conditions, and says although an oil spill could be significant, the project provides considerable benefits and there are measures that can be taken to minimize the effects. The federal cabinet has 90 days — until May 22 — to respond with a decision.Apr. 18, 2019: Sohi announces cabinet has decided to push the pipeline decision back until June 18 citing a need to take more time to complete Indigenous consultations.June 18, 2019: Federal Liberal government approves the expansion a second time, requiring that all federal revenue it generates be reinvested in clean energy and green technology, including an estimated $500 million a year in new annual corporate tax revenues and the proceeds from the sale of the entire expanded pipeline back to the private sector. The Canadian Presslast_img read more


At a ceremony at UN Headquarters in New York, Staff Union President Stephen Kisambira and UN Legal Counsel Nicolas Michel presented a certificate to diplomats from the 14 countries that have ratified the Optional Protocol to the 1994 Convention on the Safety of UN and Associated Personnel.The countries are Austria, Botswana, Gabon, Germany, Kenya, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Tunisia.“Your ratification was a significant step,” Mr. Kisambira said. “It will enhance security of staff worldwide. I encourage all Member States to follow your lead. Security of UN personnel is a global responsibility.”The 2005 Optional Protocol provides legal protection to staff delivering emergency humanitarian assistance and to those providing political and development assistance in peacebuilding. It extends the legal protection offered by the 1994 Convention, which only applies to personnel engaged in peacekeeping operations. The Convention has been ratified by 84 Member States, or 43 per cent of the UN membership.The Optional Protocol is not yet in force, as eight ratifications are still required for its coming into effect.“Rather than focusing only on Member States that did not ratify, I would like to value and appreciate those that did,” Mr. Michel said. “The Optional Protocol is important because it reflects the evolution of realities on the ground. It acknowledges the role of staff who work on the ground, often in very dangerous circumstances.”“Do a little boasting, and tell your colleagues in the General Assembly that it would be a good idea to join in,” he said, thanking the diplomatic community in New York for its role, “because of course the capitals follow what is happening here, but you are the ones who take the lead.”The ceremony was organized by the UN Staff Council Standing Committee on the Security and Independence of the International Civil Service. 25 June 2008The head of the United Nations staff union and the top UN legal official today called on governments to join a legal instrument designed to protect humanitarian personnel around the world. read more


WINNIPEG — A new survey says Canadian consumer confidence at the beginning of 2014 was higher than it was one year ago but slightly lower than at the end of 2013.The Harris/Decima-Investors Group’s overall consumer confidence index for the first quarter of 2014 stood at 81.2.That’s up from 77.6 in the first quarter of 2013 but down from 84.4 in the fourth quarter of 2013, which marked a three-year high for the index.The index tracks responses to consumer attitudes about what lies ahead for the economy and their own financial situation.The latest survey found fewer optimistic responses than in the fourth-quarter and more negative responses.The index is based on responses from 2,080 people collected between Feb. 20 and March 3.Fewer than one in five of those responding to the latest survey, 18% , said they were better off financially compared to a year ago — down from 21% in the fourth quarter.There were also 22% who said they were worse off financially now than a year ago, compared with 18% in the previous survey.For the long term, the latest survey found 48% were optimistic about where the economy will be in five years — compared with 38% who were pessimistic.In the fourth quarter of 2013, this split was 50% expecting better times, versus 35% believing there would be unemployment and recession.In the near term future, roughly one in four respondents said they expect to be better off financially a year from now, compared with 14% who felt they will be worse off.In the fourth-quarter, the split was 28% optimistic and 10% pessimistic. read more


In an update issued today, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said attacks against civilians are reported to be occurring daily and across the whole of the region.An estimated 750,000 Sudanese have become internally displaced since fighting erupted early last year between the Sudanese Government, allied militias and rebel groups. Another 110,000 people have fled west across the border into neighbouring Chad.According to OCHA, there have been indiscriminate killings of civilians, gang rapes, looting of private property and humanitarian aid, burning of villages, abductions, forced migration and general intimidation.The UN agencies said the attacks have forced internally displaced people to congregate in larger or more urban areas, increasing the chance of disease outbreaks and using up scarce water supplies. OCHA said there have been reports of 30 measles cases in one location.The ability of UN agencies, such as the World Food Programme (WFP), the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and World Health Organization (WHO), to give humanitarian aid in Darfur is limited because of the poor security there, OCHA said. read more


Diageo to buy Clooney’s tequila brand in $1 billion deal by The Associated Press Posted Jun 21, 2017 12:40 pm MDT Last Updated Jun 21, 2017 at 1:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – Global liquor behemoth Diageo said Wednesday it will pay up to $1 billion to buy a tequila brand co-founded by movie star George Clooney.Clooney founded the Casamigos brand four years ago with partners Rande Gerber and Mike Meldma.Diageo said it will pay $700 million for Casamigos at first, and then pay another $300 million over 10 years if the brand reaches certain performance milestones.London-based Diageo’s other brands include Johnnie Walker, Guinness and Captain Morgan.Clooney and Gerber, an entrepreneur who is married to model Cindy Crawford, have appeared in ads for the brand. Diageo says the founders will continue to promote Casamigos and have a say in its future.The deal is expected to close in the second half of this year. FILE – In this Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, file photo, George Clooney arrives at MPTF’s 95th Anniversary Celebration “Hollywood’s Night Under The Stars” in Los Angeles. Global liquor behemoth Diageo says it will pay up to $1 billion to buy a tequila brand co-founded by movie star George Clooney. Clooney founded the Casamigos brand with partners Rande Gerber and Mike Meldma. Diageo says it will pay $700 million for Casamigos at first, and then pay another $300 million over 10 years if the brand reaches certain performance milestones. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File) read more


UK CV industry comes together for first time to promote the latest low emission diesel vehicles driving Britain’s economy.New research shows 1.8 million owner operators dependent on vans for their livelihoods.UK’s commercial vehicles contribute £27.5 billion to the economy from freight alone.Manufacturers unite in unique display of service, goods, delivery and emergency response vehicles, highlighting vital role CVs play in keeping society functioning.Back row: Fiat Ducato Ambulance, Volvo Fire Tender FL truck, Citroën ‘Relay Ready to Run’ tipper. Front row: Vauxhall Vivaro van, Ford AA Transit van, Volkswagen British Gas Maxi Panel van, Peugeot Royal Mail Partner van, Ford Transit Police vanThe UK’s commercial vehicle (CV) industry united today to demonstrate the vital role Britain’s 4.8 million goods and service vehicles – and the people who drive them – play in keeping the country running.1 A special display of emergency response, utility and works vehicles at Birmingham’s NEC marked the opening of the 2017 Commercial Vehicle Show, as SMMT revealed that some 1.8 million sole traders now depend on their vans for their livelihoods.2Small businesses and sole traders in particular are on the front line of the UK economy, providing services that are vital to our day-to-day lives. Further, thousands of emergency response vehicles look after our health and safety, buses keep millions of people across the country mobile, while utility and delivery vans and trucks together move three times more goods than water and rail combined3 – contributing some £27.5 billion to the UK economy.4 Almost all (96%) of these vehicles are powered by diesel, which delivers the high levels of efficiency and performance needed to transport heavy goods over long distances. On average, diesel vans use around 50% less fuel than petrols, meaning lower fuel bills for operators and affordable costs for consumers and taxpayers.5The commercial vehicle sector has invested heavily to ensure that the Euro VI diesel trucks and vans on sale today are the cleanest in history. The development of the latest low emission technology has resulted in Euro VI vehicles that have virtually eliminated particulates, while on-road tests of the latest heavy commercials show a 95% reduction in NOx over their older Euro V counterparts.6 These modern, low-emission vehicles play a critical part in improving air quality.Businesses of all sizes across Britain rely on their fleet of commercial vehicles to perform tasks that keep the country running – and they are increasingly serving consumer demand for online purchasing. The UK is now the EU’s biggest online retail sector, with consumers here buying some £67.4 billion worth of goods and services online in 2016. Commercial vehicles transported 1.52 billion tonnes of goods across the UK in 2015 – including medicines, clothing and groceries.7Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said,Commercial vehicles play an essential but often overlooked role in keeping Britain functioning, performing jobs and transporting vital goods and services that we all rely on every day. This sector has never been so important to the UK economy – and to British jobs – and diesel’s role in powering these vital vehicles should not be downplayed. Nearly all our commercial vehicles are driven by diesel, and thanks to heavy investment by industry to develop world-leading low emission technology, the latest Euro VI CVs on our roads today are the cleanest and safest ever.The life of a commercial vehicle is varied, but each plays an important part in powering the country’s essential services. Last year in the UK, 13,513 ambulances carried almost five million people to A&E;8 9,155 fire service vehicles attended 496,000 incidents;9 and 7,877 police commercial vehicles helped to keep us safe. In addition, some 45,000 postal vehicles10 kept us connected, collectively delivering an estimated 19 billion letters to people and businesses across the UK.11Around 23,000 people are expected to attend the Commercial Vehicle Show, which opens its doors today at the NEC in Birmingham. Now in its 18th year, CV Show 2017 is the biggest event for eight years, with 460 companies exhibiting, including some of the biggest van and truck names on the market. The show runs from 25-27 April and entry is free. Find out more at: www.cvshow.com.Vehicles on displayCitroën ‘Relay Ready to Run’ tipperFiat Ducato AmbulanceFord Transit Police vanFord AA Transit vanPeugeot Royal Mail Partner vanVauxhall Vivaro vanVolkswagen British Gas Maxi Panel vanVolvo Fire Tender FL truckFootnotes1 SMMT Motor Parc Data year-end 20162 SMMT estimate based on DfT National Transport Survey data and SMMT Motor Parc data3 DFT Transport Statistics Great Britain: 2016 Report4 Office of National Statistics5 Small light commercial vehicle – petrol and diesel combined MPG comparisons6 Transport for London Ultra Low Emission Zone Consultation7 Centre for retail research8 NHS England Ambulance Quality Indicators Data 2016 – Incidents where a patient was transported9 Home Office Fire Statistics England 2014/1510 Royal Mail Fleet Management Programme11 Royal Mail Sending lettersMedia coverageBBC News – Diesel vehicles important for UK economy, says industryThis is Money – Britain at risk of ‘grinding to a halt’ if diesel is demonisedMotor Trader – SMMT promotes role of diesel as CV show opens doors Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more


Pau Gasol has been the object of at least to teams seeking to make a trade to acquire the 7-foot all-star big man of the Los Angeles Lakers, according to multiple reports.General manager Mitch Kupchak rebuffed Minnesota and Toronto, according to cbssports.com, because he wants to see the Lakers at full strength over  a period of time to determine their potential. Gasol missed Wednesday’s victory at New Orleans while resting sore knees.Reportedly, the Lakers were offered a package that would include perimeter shooting big man Andrea Bargnani, point guard Jose Calderon and veteran Linas Kleiza. Meanwhile, Timberwolves general manager David Kahn has been aggressively pursuing Gasol to pair him with fellow Spaniard Ricky Rubio and all-star forward Kevin Love.rickKahn would be willing to part with last year’s No. 2 overall pick, forward Derrick Williams of Arizona and center Nikola Pekovic.CBSSports.com reported Wednesday that there’s a growing belief among rival executives that Toronto has emerged as the most likely landing spot for Gasol, given Bargnani’s potential as a floor-spacing frontcourt partner to Dwight Howard and the boost Calderon could give a thin backcourt. Steve Nash, 38, has only played a game and a half this season because of a fractured fibula, and his projected backup, Steve Black, will miss the next six to eight weeks after abdominal surgery.Gasol has underperformed so far in coach Mike D’Antoni’s up tempo system that minimizes low-post play. Kobe Bryant said this week that Gasol has to put on his “big boy pants” and adjust.Bargnani is only 27 and is a deadly  long-range shooting that would help space the floor for Howard in the low post, Bryant one-on-one or pick-and-rolls with Nash, when he is healthy.The Atlanta Hawks have also been frequently mentioned as potential trade partners in a Gasol deal, most notably by Lakers legend Magic Johnson on an early season episode of “NBA Countdown.” But ESPN.com reported earlier this month that the Hawks, on schedule to have major salary-cap space in July 2013, currently have no interest in parting with free agent-to-be Josh Smith.This much is certain: Until Gasol emerges as a force, rumors about his exit will abound. read more


first_img– Dina Spector Contaminated tap water could lead to 100,000 cases of cancer in the US if people drink it their whole lives. Here’s how worried you should be. Since right after World War II, the president’s national security adviser has an unparalleled ability to influence events worldwide A major whistleblower complaint at the US’s top spy agency involves a Trump phone call with a ‘promise’ to a foreign leader center_img THE WORLD MAKER Faire was in New York City last weekend. More than 500 engineers, inventors, scientists and crafters converged at the two-day outdoor festival, which took place at the New York Hall of Science in Queens.Among the 3D printers, roaming Cupcake cars and endless craft booths, was a 50,000-pound Life Size Mousetrap inspired by the children’s board game. The contraption took engineer Mark Perez 13 years to build.A Kickstarter page describes the project’s purpose of melding science with art:In these times of seemingly endless virtual and digital experience, it is crucial for people to have real life encounters with the scientific principles that govern our world…Check the giant installation below. All images Dina Spector/Business Insider. 10 things in tech you need to know today last_img read more


first_imgOVER 10,000 FARMERS are expected to converge on Dublin today as part of a demonstration against possible cuts to the EU’s agriculture budget in the coming weeks.The Irish Farmers Association says a demonstration of farmers’ views is needed in order to underline the economic impact that any major cut to the Common Agricultural Policy would have on the Irish economy.The association says farm incomes and profits were seriously eroded this year by poor weather and increasing input costs, with the costs of animal feed, fuel and fertiliser all having increased.The decreasing marginal profits from running farms, it says, means farmers are increasingly dependant on funding through the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy.This funding could be one of the main casualties from the current negotiations on the EU’s next seven-year Budget, from 2014 to 2020, which are due to step up in the coming weeks.The current state of the EU’s finances has led some countries – most notably the UK – to call for cuts of up to 30 per cent in the EU’s operating budget, a move IFA president John Bryan requires other countries to join forces and resist such major cuts.Any major cut to CAP funding, the union says, could have a negative impact on the €9 billion of exports from the agricultural sector, or the 300,000 Irish jobs which are reliant on the sector.The IFA says farming schemes were disproportionately hit in the 2012 Budget, and is demanding the retention of the current €1.25 billion funding for the Single Farm Payment and €350 million in rural development measures in the next EU budget.Read: CAP payments to be published again after privacy caselast_img read more


first_imgSpace Shuttle Atlantis and its four astronauts landed today at Kennedy Space Center after returning from the International Space Station. “Job well done, America,” said Mission Control when the shuttle touched down, ending the 30-year program. The space shuttles will retire in museums across the U.S., but they will always be in our hearts — and on our T-shirts. At least that’s what NASA and Threadless are gearing up to offer us the chance to do.Threadless, a community-centered online T-shirt store, doesn’t actually design most of their apparel. Instead, members of the Threadless community submit their designs to the site which are then voted on by the public. The winning designs are then sold on the Threadless site. NASA, through the Harvard-NASA Tournament Laboratory, is supporting a contest on Threadless to design a T-shirt commemorating the final space shuttle mission and the program’s impact as a whole.Threadless is asking amateur and professional designers to submit their shirt design on the theme “The Final Frontier” by Monday, July 25. The contest started on the 11th, so if you have yet to submit your design, you only have a few more days left to do so. In the Threadless way, the winner will be chosen through online votes. The chosen designer will win a $500 cash prize, a $500 Threadless gift certificate, and a “shuttle-flown patch” from his or her home country.There are already 54 designs that are ready for scoring which you can check out at the Threadless site. Threadless is known for having some pretty witty T-shirt designs. Already, we’ve seen a great “Earth Kabob” shirt, a design featuring the Moon making a shadow puppet on the Earth’s surface with the help of the Sun, and a great “NASA’s Ark” showing an astronaut checking off a list as two cows, two penguins, and two fish get ready to board the shuttle.Make sure to cast your vote and get your design in if you’d like it to be included in the contest.Read more at Threadlesslast_img read more


first_img Top Movies and TV Panels to Keep on Your Radar for SDCC 2019’The Flash’ Season 5 Finale Recap: 2 Big Bads and 1 Pre-Crisis Stay on target Villains are the most important part of any superhero fiction. You can have the coolest hero in the world, but without a strong adversary to fight against, nobody cares. That’s been the problem with The Flash for the last two seasons. After the fantastic one-two punch of Reverse Flash and Zoom, we were stuck with the depressive slog that was Savitar. This season tried to course-correct by being more lighthearted, and while there’s been an improvement, it’s still had a major villain problem. The Thinker, until the very end of tonight’s episode, has just been kind of lame. He’s not threatening or intimidating, he hasn’t done anything particularly scary. He’s been a nothing villain. Fortunately, that’s starting to change.We now know where all those metahumans of the week from the first half of the season were being kept. It’s a private cell block away from Iron Heights with no cameras. Or at least that’s what the warden of Iron Heights thinks. Remember, the Thinker was watching them each time Barry locked one up… for some reason. Amunet, even after what comes later, is a better villain than DeVoe, and I kind of wish the season was all about her. Barry’s locked up in this special metahuman prison, and Amunet’s here for a shopping spree. She looks over a few of the season’s most memorable metas and Barry, and takes the lot. Things aren’t looking great for Barry, but he still has friends on the outside. And one of them can read minds now. The warden turns Iris away from her daily visit, telling her that Barry was involved in a prison fight and is now in solitary. Thankfully, Cecile is there and she knows the warden’s lying.Candice Patton as Iris West and Danielle Nicolet as Cecile Horton (Photo: Katie Yu/The CW)Cecile’s not the only one with a useful new power. An old business partner is back in town, and he’s threatening to drag Dibny back to his old shady ways. When Dibny complains about him to the team, he involuntarily turns into the guy, Irish accent and all. Since Team Flash is comprised of the smartest people in Central City (and Dibny), they quickly figure out how they can use this newfound ability to help Barry. If Dibny concentrates hard enough, he can manipulate his form to impersonate anyone. It’s a cool trick and a surprisingly good special effect. This show doesn’t have they highest budget, but I’m glad they spend what money they have on Dibny’s stupid, stupid powers. Dibny can even change his race… somehow. Yeah, let’s try not to think about the disturbing Get Out parallels and focus on the task at hand. It means he can impersonate Iron Heights’ warden.Barry might not even need the help. This is the episode where Barry is forced to use his brain to get out of a situation, and he doesn’t even use it to fight The Thinker. More proof that Amunet should have been the big bad of this season. I mean, I guess there’s a chance she still could be. Without the use of his powers, Barry clogs his toilet to get the guards to check out his cell. He steals a couple of batteries off them, and uses his chemistry knowledge to make an acid that lets him escape. He breaks out his fellow inmates so they won’t be sold into criminal slavery, and has to spend most of the rest of the episode convincing them not to return to crime the moment they’re out. After all, if they get caught again, they’ll just end up in Amunet’s hands anyway. It’s a good thing Barry isn’t just sitting around waiting to be saved. Not only would that make for a boring episode, Dibny’s infiltration isn’t going so well. He gets a meeting with Amunet, but his disguise starts to melt apart when he gets nervous. It’s as funny as it is disgusting.Hartley Sawyer as Dibney and Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon (Photo: Katie Yu/The CW)The team comes up with a plan to disrupt Amunet’s meeting as it happens, but we have to get through a little bit of CW stalling first. Dibny’s failure, along with his old partner’s visit from the beginning, has him a little shaken. You know the drill by now. He says he’s not going to help, walks out and someone has to have the “don’t be a Barry” talk with him. This one turns out a little better than most, at least. When Caitlin fails to get through to him, she brings Killer Frost out. Frost rightly calls this whole mopey episode what it is: Stupid. I knew there was a reason I liked her so much. Ralph was reminded that most everyone he’s ever cared for left him after he screwed up. This would probably mean a lot more if he actually did anything bad, rather than make s simple mistake. As it is, it feels like the show is trying to make a whole mountain out of the smallest speedbump. It doesn’t feel earned. At least we have Killer Frost here. She at least gives us the sense that someone behind the scenes knows how dumb this all is.Meanwhile, Barry breaks everyone out of the warden’s secret prison and the episode immediately gets better. Like, a whole lot better. Like, may have just saved the rest of the season better. Barry and the metas escape but as soon as they’re outside, they find the warden waiting for them. He found they’re empty cells and guessed where they would be heading. Barry gets a power-dampening ankle bracelet, and the rest of the metas are about to come to his defense. Until that is, the warden tells them all who Barry really is. When they learn he’s the superhero that put them away, they all turn on Barry. All except for Hazard, who’s taken Barry’s words to heart, and becomes a true superhero. She even defeats Amunet when she shows up.I was so happy when this happened. She was a fantastic character in a middling episode. She deserved better, and for this brief moment, she got it.Dominic Burgess as Ramsey Deacon, Grant Gustin as Barry Allen, Chelsea Kurtz as Mina Chaytan, Derek Mears as Slybert Rundine and Sugar-Lyn Beard as Becky/Hazard (Photo: Katie Yu/The CW)Then, everything goes to hell. DeVoe shows up, and takes every metahuman’s power, killing them all. Except for Hazard. Presumably seeing an opportunity to futher torment Barry (his motives are still unclear and it’s still a huge problem for the season), he takes over her body, leaving the corpse of Dominic behind. He also kills the warden. Neither action sits well with his wife. This episode focused a lot on the marital strife DeVoe’s new body is causing. For most of the episode, you can’t help but wonder why it’s there. The scenes don’t appear to add anything, they seem to be there to fill up time. They’re awkward and out of place and don’t fit with the rest of the episode. But they pay off big time. The instant DeVoe murders the warden and takes the body of a girl, she’s disturbed. She’s suddenly very much not on board with his plan anymore. Whatever she signed on for, this isn’t it.Her marital angst continues to pay off when Team Flash gets Barry out of jail. Now that there are no metas to save from Amunet, Barry insists that he’ll only leave jail through legal means. He speeds back to his cell, but he’s out almost as quick as he went in. Dibny finds a use for his new power. Making himself look like Clifford DeVoe, he shows up to Barry’s appeal hearing and convinces the judge that someone tried to frame Barry Allen and just failed to actually kill DeVoe. Not sure fabricating evidence is entirely legal, but it’s close enough for Barry. Also, the look on Marlize’s face when the husband she knows shows up in court is priceless. Poor Marlize, that can’t be good for her sanity. But hey, it’s not like we can feel all that sorry for her just yet. She’s still a villain.Most of the episode was a drag, but those final few scenes saved it from being a complete dud. In addition to some great superhero (and villain) action, we saw new layers added to characters. That kind of complexity is what this season needs. It’s enough to make me forgive the fact that most of the episode had laughably low stakes. We still don’t know what DeVoe’s plan is, and that’s still a big problem. It’s hard to get invested in stopping a villain if we don’t know what we’re supposed to stop. But his display of power here at least cemented him as the villain. Taking over Hazard just as she became a true superhero is a despicable move. It certainly makes us hate him more than anything else he’s done so far. And yes, that includes framing Barry for murder. It makes it easier for us to wait and learn what his plan is. At least it looks like we’ll find out soon. Barry realizes that DeVoe is specifically targeting the metas who were on the bus. Which means Elongated Man is in danger.last_img read more


first_imgA Texas woman has died after she contracted a flesh-eating bacteria, possibly from eating raw oysters.KLFY-TV reports that Jeanette LeBlanc was visiting friends and family in Louisiana back in September when she ate about two dozen raw oysters from a local market.“About 36 hours later she started having extreme respiratory distress, had a rash on her legs and everything,” Vicki Bergquist told the news station.They initially thought it was an allergic reaction, but LeBlanc’s condition quickly worsened as the wounds on her legs became more severe. She was hospitalized for three weeks after doctors diagnosed her with vibrio.People are infected with vibrio after eating raw or under-cooked shellfish, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.LeBlanc was unable to overcome the infection, and died on Oct. 15, 2017. Now her family is sharing her story, hoping to prevent other deaths from happening.“If we had known that the risk was so high, I think she would’ve stopped eating oysters,” Bergquist told KLFY. CDC estimates that vibriosis causes 80,000 illnesses each year in the United States. About 52,000 of the illnesses are estimated to be the result of eating contaminated food.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more


first_imgCORAL SPRINGS, FLA. (WSVN) – Coral Springs Police went beyond the badge in order to help out two employees at a local Dunkin’ Donuts whose bicycles had been stolen.Officers surprised the workers with brand-new bikes on Saturday.One of the employees, Jamie Lustig, said she filed a police report after her bike was taken. Then, three days later, her co-worker’s bike was also swiped.Police ended up coming into the shop and offered to give them new bikes.“I said, ‘It’s OK, you guys don’t have to,’ and they’re like, ‘No, we love you guys, we love Dunkin,’” said Lustig, “so they called the city, and they got us bikes, and I thought it was really sweet and generous of them.”Lustig said she usually brings her bicycle into the store, but on the day of the theft she was rushing and forgot to do so.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more


first_imgNobel 2017 season opens with medicine prize. Photo: AFPThis year’s Nobel season opens Monday with the announcement of the medicine prize, turning the page on Bob Dylan’s literature prize stunner that stole the spotlight in last year’s award season.Like every year, speculation is rife about the possible winners, given the number of worthy laureates in the fields of medicine, physics, chemistry, literature, peace and economics.The Nobel medicine prize committee at the Karolinska Institute is first out to announce its choice of laureates, on Monday at 11:30 am (0930 GMT) at the earliest.Sweden’s newspaper of reference, Dagens Nyheter, suggested American oncologist Dennis Slamon could be honoured for his research on breast cancer and the drug treatment Herceptin.Or possibly American James Allison, a pioneer in the field of immunotherapy that combats cancer cells and the winner of the 2015 Lasker Prize — often considered the US equivalent of a Nobel medicine prize. If this method were awarded, Allison could share the prize with Arlene Sharpe and Gordon Freeman.Meanwhile Swedish public radio SR tipped the prize could go to researchers who worked on a cure for Hepatitis C, Ralf Bartenschlager of Germany and Americans Charles Rice and Michael Sofia — a trio also awarded the Lasker Prize, in 2016.- Waves, scissors or batteries? -The medicine prize will be followed by the physics prize announcement on Tuesday, with the discovery of gravitational waves regularly mentioned as a possible winner.Sending ripples through space and time, gravitational waves were first predicted by Albert Einstein a century ago as part of his theory of general relativity, but the first hard evidence of their existence came only in 2015, when two US detectors found the first such signal.That discovery could however be considered too recent by the Nobel committee.According to Dagens Nyheter, the jury could instead choose to honour the discovery of exoplanets by Swiss astrophysicians Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz.On Wednesday, the chemistry prize committee could give the nod to a gene-editing technique known as the CRISPR-Cas9 DNA snipping tool, a type of genetic “scissors” used to cut out a mutated gene in a human embryo and replace it by a corrected version.But that discovery could also be too early for a Nobel, as a legal dispute rages over who discovered the technique.It has been claimed on the one hand by the French-American research duo of Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna, and on the other by Chinese-born American Feng Zhang.Another recurring favourite for the chemistry prize is John Goodenough, a 95-year old electrochemist whose pioneering work led to the invention of rechargeable lithium ion battery present in cell phones, computers and electric cars.- Anti-nuke buzz for peace prize -Perhaps the most watched Nobel is the peace prize, the only one to be announced in Oslo and due on Friday.This year, anti-nuclear efforts could win, some have suggested. Tensions have escalated between Washington and Pyongyang after North Korea’s sixth nuclear test, and there is growing uncertainty over the Iran deal, which US President Donald Trump has threatened to tear up.Two key orchestrators of that accord, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, are seen as strong contenders by the head of the Peace Research Institute of Oslo (Prio), Henrik Urdal.”With North Korea also at stake, it’s very important to support initiatives that guard against the development and proliferation of nuclear weapons,” he said.The names of the candidates are kept secret for at least 50 years, but those eligible to nominate candidates — including former laureates, lawmakers and government ministers around the world, and some university professors — are allowed to disclose their choices.Those believed to be on the list include Syria’s White Helmets rescue service, Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege, jailed Saudi blogger Raif Badawi and Edward Snowden, who revealed the scope of America’s NSA electronic surveillance programme.Meanwhile, the Swedish Academy has yet to set the date for its literature prize announcement, but it traditionally falls on a Thursday so October 5 and 12 are seen as possible dates.The Academy’s choice of US singer songwriter Bob Dylan last year was so divisive that Stockholm’s literary circles have predicted the Academy will go for a more conservative name this year, such as Italy’s Claudio Magris, Kenya’s Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Canadian author Margaret Atwood or Syrian poet Adonis.The economics prize will be announced on October 9.This year, each Nobel comes with a nine million kronor ($1.1-million, 940,500-euro) prize sum, to be shared if several laureates are honoured in the same discipline.last_img read more


first_imgJoe Brueggeman/Houston Public MediaAt Houston’s Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, all students are identified as gifted and talented. State subsidies currently help fund those kinds of programs, but the proposed school finance overhaul could erase them.As Texas lawmakers take their first hard look at a $9 billion school finance measure this week, some parents are already calling for revisions.Specifically, families with children enrolled in gifted and talented programs want lawmakers to restore dedicated funding for those programs.“These kids deserve their specific curriculum and opportunities to really stretch and to be able to get all they can from school,” said Paulina van Eeden Hill, executive director of the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented.The school finance proposal — known as House Bill 3 — wipes out extra funding for gifted and talented students. Under the current formula, schools get an extra 12 percent in funding for every student identified as gifted and talented, though it’s capped at 5 percent of the district’s total population. Most recently, that translated to $165 million statewide for gifted programs.Under the new formula, that money would get rolled into extra funding for all students. The proposal would still require school districts to offer gifted and talented programs and they would get fined if they don’t.“They sort of went from a carrot with gifted and talented funding to really more of a stick,” said Jay Aiyer, a professor at Texas Southern University.Some supporters of gifted and talented programs worry that switch will ultimately shortchange the state’s brightest children. “We, as a society, have no problem with talents and gifts as long as they are athletic, musical, or artistic. Something else happens when these gifts or talents are intellectual,” Meredith Austin wrote on a blog post. She coordinates gifted programs and advanced academics at middle and high schools in Humble ISD.“Students with natural intellectual talents deserve what every child does: the opportunity to learn something new, every day,” Austin wrote.The Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented advocacy group expects more than a dozen teachers and parents to testify before the state’s House Public Education Committee. Van Eeden Hill said that they worry districts will de-emphasize or under-fund gifted and talented programs if the funding is moved into the general budget. She pointed to Ohio. That state made a similar change in 2009, but revised it about a decade later after research found that students weren’t being identified as much and that the programs needed more accountability.“The worst thing that could happen is that these kids stop receiving what they need from their schools, which puts a lot more pressure on parents to provide opportunities for them to stretch and grow,” van Eeden Hill said.Still, others believe the change is overall positive. While gifted and talented funding may disappear, districts will receive more money for all students, especially at-risk kids. Aiyer said that the change could remove a financial incentive to over-identify gifted children, which generally benefits wealthier, whiter families.“It overly identifies upper-income kids. It overly identifies Anglo kids — significantly over-identifies Asian-American kids,” Aiyer said. “So, I think as a consequence you might kind of right the system.”The Houston Independent School District, for example, has a higher rate of ‘gifted’ children than the statewide average in traditional public schools, 15 percent compared to 8 percent. Identification in Texas charter schools is even lower at 2.4 percent. However, in Houston schools, students of color are so under-represented in gifted and talented classes that one expert called them “segregated.”Van Eeden Hill disputed the idea there is a financial incentive, since the state has so far capped extra funding for gifted programs.State lawmakers will begin to hear testimony on the wide-ranging school finance package Tuesday. Sharelast_img read more


first_img The ScanTrainer transvaginal simulator is one example of Intelligent Ultrasound’s simulation technologies. read more Related Content November 20, 2012 – With the Acuson X700 ultrasound system, Siemens Healthcare has developed a powerful ultrasound system that offers exceptional image quality, robust technologies, and intelligent workflow solutions at an excellent price/performance ratio. Many advanced imaging technologies that were previously available only on high-end systems are now standard on the Acuson X700 system, which also features workflow technologies that support high throughput and improve the total cost of ownership.The ACUSON X700 system expands Siemens’ Acuson X Family of ultrasound systems, which are dedicated to providing excellent performance and clinical efficiency across a range of clinical specialties. Siemens migrated many of the technologies on the ACUSON X700 system from its high-end Acuson S Family of ultrasound systems to enhance imaging performance. Advanced SieClear spatial compounding, for example, enhances anatomic border definition and improves tissue contrast. Dynamic TCE tissue contrast enhancement technology also improves borders and reduces speckle/noise, facilitating subtle tissue differentiation. The Acuson X700 system features intelligent workflow solutions to enable the high throughput required by various clinical departments that use the system. For example, TGO tissue grayscale optimization technology provides instantaneous one-button image optimization by automatically adjusting the image brightness to the tissue type being imaged.Siemens has migrated its patented MicroPinless (MP) transducer connectors from its high-end platforms to the Acuson X700 system. MP connectors offer the highest signal fidelity and improve the signal-to-noise ratio to enhance signal quality. The transducers are compatible with Siemens’ Acuson S Family, Acuson X Family, and Acuson Sequoia ultrasound systems to increase flexibility and investment value for the customer. The Acuson X700 system also features a new, single-solution, 50-millimeter aperture linear array transducer for both superficial and deep imaging. The proprietary Hanafy lens transducer technology provides continuous focusing and image uniformity while delivering superb contrast and detail resolution.”I am amazed at the image quality, acquisition times, transducer quality, and sensitivity of the system,” said Corrie Van Loon-Rosario, RDMS, a sonographer at Central Valley Women’s Health Associates, Fresno, Calif., which has been using the Acuson X700 system since August 2012. “I sometimes scan more than 18 patients a day. I can be more efficient and more productive with the ACcuson X700 system, which is easy to operate.”The Acuson X700 system offers many features and options to accommodate a broad range of applications and clinical environments. For example, 3-Scape™ real-time 3D imaging and Advanced fourSight™ technology support 3D/4D imaging for abdominal, fetal, and gynecological examinations. Multiple knowledge-based workflow applications support workflow to ensure consistency. For example, the software syngo® Auto OB Measurements draws on a large database of ultrasound images to provide instant, automated biometric measurements of the fetus without manual calculations. Advanced cardiac imaging applications such as intracardiac echocardiography imaging (ICE) support procedure visualization and device placement monitoring. The system’s options and features can be configured individually to support various clinical needs.The Acuson X700 system features a new design for improved usability, including a 20-inch LED display. An integrated handle with articulating arm enables the user to easily position the monitor for comfortable viewing. Two front-accessible USB ports allow easy, convenient data transfer. The height-adjustable control panel swivels for maximum user comfort.For more information: www.siemens.com/healthcare FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 05, 2019 Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an ambulatory… read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 26, 2019 Intelligent Ultrasound Group Collaborating With the National Imaging Academy Wales Artificial intelligence (AI)-based ultrasound software and simulation company Intelligent Ultrasound Group plc (AIM:… read more 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 11, 2019 360 Degree View of a Smartphone Performing a Cardiac Ultrasound Exam This 360 degree photo shows a basic, point-of-care cardiac echocardiogram being performed using a smartphone turned i read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 31, 2019 Studies Confirm Clinical Value of ShearWave Elastography for Liver Fibrosis Evaluation SuperSonic Imagine announced the publication of the results of its prospective multicentric clinical study conducted in… read more News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more Technology | November 21, 2012 Siemens Announces New, Cost-Competitive Ultrasound System Acuson X700 ultrasound system offers advanced image quality, improved cost of ownership for a wide range of clinical applications 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 News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 09, 2019 360 Degree View of a Mitral Valve Ultrasound Exam on a Vivid E95 System A view of a mitral valve on a GE Healthcare Vivid E95 … read more News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 08, 2019 360 Degree View of an Echocardiography Exam on the SC2000 System This is a 360 degree view of a live cardiac echo demonstration for the Siemens Healthineers Acuson SC2000… read morelast_img read more


first_img News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more June 14, 2016 — Philips announced it would be showcasing a variety of nuclear imaging solutions at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) 2016 Annual Meeting, June 11-15 in San Diego.Nuclear medicine technology has significantly evolved over the years – growing from scanner-only equipment to solutions that integrate quality, quantification and analytics. Ten years ago, also in San Diego, Philips introduced the first commercial time-of-flight positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT). Over the last decade, this technology has continued to improve and today, time-of-flight is faster, better and digital. This year, over 20 oral and poster sessions featuring Philips’ digital photon counting PET system will be presented at the SNMMI meeting, highlighting the technology’s full range of capabilities and Philips’ work with academic partners.“The Wright Center of Innovation team at The Ohio State University and Philips have been very successful partners in the clinical evaluation of the next-generation digital PET/CT,” said Michael V. Knopp, M.D., Ph.D., professor of radiology at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. “In this year’s SNMMI Annual Meeting, we will present over 20 scientific presentations and posters on these efforts demonstrating performance and benefits of PET digital photon counting in the areas of lesion detectability, radiation dose management and quantitative imaging.”As our population continues to age and exponentially grows in the coming years, coinciding with the prevalence of multiple chronic and complex diseases such as cancer, dementia and cardiac diseases, health imaging will require a more integrated and interdisciplinary approach toward treatment. Given the unique clinical insights it provides, molecular imaging will play even more of a critical role in addressing complex diseases – as a result, the advanced data and analytics found in these technologies will be essential to improving patient care.Philips’ SNMMI exhibit will feature the latest solutions and technologies driving nuclear medicine, and will highlight the following milestones:A decade of Time of Flight – Today, time-of-flight is available in products such as Vereos, which Philips calls the world’s first fully digital PET/CT. Time-of-flight technology is now bridging innovation with digital architecture available in Philips solutions.Advanced data sharing – Data sharing gives physicians the power to visualize, diagnose and communicate across clinical domains and imaging modalities with one automated workflow. Philips’ latest edition of its advanced data sharing, analytics and visualization platform, Intellispace 8.0, helps physicians detect, diagnose and follow up on treatment of diseases, offering a comprehensive advanced visualization suite for multimodality tumor tracking, characterization and assessment.Flexibility of PET/CT – Philips PET/CT systems allow physicians to go beyond current limitations in standard PET/CT imaging, with capabilities such as digital imaging, and can now meet a wide range of clinical and economic needs in CT lung cancer screening.For more information: www.philips.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 26, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Awarded $30 Million by U.S. Department of Energy NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC has been awarded $15 million in a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of… read more News | Interventional Radiology | July 31, 2019 International Multidisciplinary Group Publishes Recommendations for Personalized HCC Treatment With Y90 TheraSphere New consensus recommendations for personalized treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with BTG’s TheraSphere have… read more Related Content 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 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 News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | August 02, 2019 ASRT Supports Radiopharmaceutical Reimbursement Bill The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) announced its support for House Resolution (HR) 3772, a measure… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more News | Nuclear Imaging | June 14, 2016 Philips Showcases Nuclear Imaging Solutions at SNMMI 2016 Highlights of company’s offerings include time-of-flight capabilities on Vereos digital PET/CT, advanced data sharing via IntelliSpace 8.0 News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 16, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Completes Construction on Beloit, Wis. Molybdenum-99 Processing Facility NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC  announced completion of construction on its 20,000-square-foot molybdenum-99 (Mo-… read more Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read morelast_img read more


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