Engaging the next generation of scientists

Making his classroom a collaborative learning space with modern technology, Adam MacNeil is creating productive learning environments for his students.Recipient of the 2015 Brock University Award for Excellence in Teaching for Early Career Faculty, many believe MacNeil,Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Sciences, is just getting started.Two years ago when MacNeil interviewed at Brock, he immediately impressed department chair Brent E. Faught with his student-centred approach to teaching.“Dr. Adam MacNeil is, without a doubt, a valuable asset for Brock University, who will be celebrated for his teaching and research prowess for years to come,” Faught said.Through his unique teaching philosophy in lectures and hands-on experiential interactions in the laboratory,MacNeil is successfully teaching students and future researchers to reflect on what they are learning and inspiring them to pursue careers in immunology.Student engagement in the learning process is woven through his classroom and laboratory approach to teaching, he said.“I believe teaching and research are not distinct, but merely two important aspects of an academic career.”Being an effective teacher means continually learning and passing on critical aspects of that knowledge to the students. As research progresses, course content needs to change year by year. This way our students will understand what is known and what remains to be determined, MacNeil said.In his lectures, MacNeil incorporates handheld Response Devices or “clickers” as they are known to his students, to provide the opportunity for individual and collective feedback.With the use of clickers, MacNeil includes polls and questions in his lectures to endorse an interactive atmosphere, said medical sciences alumni, Nicholas Gadea.“While other professors have adopted this teaching strategy, it is the type of questions he asks which push his students to think for themselves. He gives us the fundamental tools and critical thinking skills we need to succeed.”In the teaching wet lab, MacNeil uses the latest technologies to enable students to perform and mirror the same activities which take place in his own research lab.“One example of how I have incorporated equipment that provides unique teaching moments is the selection of the TransBlot Turbo instrument which allows the completion of a wet lab technique which normally takes three hours in a matter of three minutes.”Enabling students to witness this highly visual process in action enhances their understanding, which then feeds back into the classroom and research lab, MacNeil said.Mentoring those students with the greatest interest in, and talent for research, primes them to make the most effective contribution they can. It fosters them to push the boundaries of current knowledge, so the institutional community as a whole benefits, he said. read more

Ottawa racks up 14 billion deficit in the first two months of

OTTAWA — A new preliminary estimate says the federal government posted a budgetary deficit of $1.4 billion through the first two months of the current fiscal year.The Finance Department’s numbers show the combined shortfall for April and May 2019 came after government spending and public debt charges expanded at a pace about three times higher than revenues.The report says expenses during those two months jumped up 13.5 per cent — or $6.3 billion — compared to a year earlier, mostly due to increases in direct program spending and transfers to other levels of government.The department’s latest fiscal monitor says over that period public debt charges rose 13.3 per cent, or $600 million.Government revenues only provided a partial offset, compared to a year earlier, by increasing 4.2 per cent — or $2.3 billion — mostly because of higher tax revenues.The report says the government ran a $2.1-billion deficit in April and a $700-million surplus in May.Related Stories:Ottawa runs deficit bigger than $10 billion three years in a rowThe combined deficit compares to a $3.2-billion surplus over the same period in 2018.The Liberal government’s spring budget forecasted a shortfall of $19.8 billion for the 2019-20 fiscal year. read more

Waterford arena closes early for season

WATERFORD — Hockey and figure skating officials are scrambling to make alternative arrangements now that Norfolk County has shut down the Waterford Arena.The ice in Norfolk arenas normally comes out around the end of March.However, the ice is coming out early in Waterford due to an equipment failure. Specifically, the county will have to install a new refrigeration unit before ice-making resumes in the fall.“The unit there is 15 years old, and that’s about the life-span for them,” Bill Cridland, Norfolk’s general manager of community services, said. “We’re hopeful we can honour everyone’s ice time. But they may have to go to Port Dover or Simcoe.”The condenser unit in Waterford is located outside the arena. A gauge recently alerted staff to a refrigerant leakage outside the building and a technician was brought in to make a repair.The same repair company recommended that the county shut down the arena after a second leak was detected this week. The county has been told the unit is corroded and too far gone for a proper repair.County staff explained the situation to user groups Thursday. The community services department is working with them to co-ordinate ice time at other county arenas.The situation doesn’t disrupt Waterford and District Minor Hockey’s participation in provincial playdowns because the town’s rep teams were eliminated in the first round.However, the association will have to decide whether the Nelson Emerson Novice-Atom Tournament goes ahead the weekend of March 22 as planned. As well, officials have to decide whether The Nelson Emerson Peewee-Bantam Tournament is held as scheduled the weekend of March 29.“It sucks because the kids were looking forward to the fun practices that we normally hold for them toward the end of the season,” WDMHA president Dwayne Schira said Friday.“The county will give us options. We just don’t know what those options are at this point. This situation was out of the county’s control. I’m sure next season we’ll be back in full swing.”The Waterford Skating Club will re-locate practices and rehearsals to Port Dover or Simcoe. However, the disruption is a lot less than what it could have been because the club scheduled its annual spring carnival for Talbot Gardens in Simcoe this year.The club did so because it is bringing in three-time world skating champion Elvis Stojko as a guest performer.The event April 6 is titled Golden Memories in honour of the club’s 50th anniversary. Talbot Gardens was selected as the venue because it accommodates more spectators than the facility in Waterford.Jennifer Bard, president of the 90-member skating club, says the impact would’ve been more severe had the carnival not been relocated to Simcoe.“It’s a nice co-incidence that it happened this way,” Bard said. “The big thing now is letting parents know where we’ll be practising. Between now and the carnival it will be a bit of a Tour-de-Norfolk for our skaters. Their parents will have to do a little extra driving around.“That’s the big thing right now – letting parents know where we’ll be practising. But everything is a go. We’ll be ready to skate April 6.”The Waterford Skating Club has 90 members.Cridland said a new refrigeration unit will cost the county about $150,000. A replacement could take several months to install given the requirements of Norfolk’s tendering process.This is the second time in three years that a facility failure has disrupted arena time in Norfolk.At the end of February, 2017, large sections of the seating area at Talbot Gardens were declared off-limits to the public due to concerns over the structural integrity of the facility. Corrective measures have since been taken.MSonnenberg@postmedia.com read more

Renegotiating ExxonMobil oil contract may be difficult – Jagdeo asserts

PPP General Secretary and Opposition Leader Bharrat JagdeoBy Michael YoungeOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo says that renegotiating the deal inked between United States Oil Company ExxonMobil and Guyana may prove to be very difficult even if the Peoples Progressive Party is reelected to office in 2020.Jagdeo, speaking at a press conference held at the PPP’s Freedom House headquarters on Church Street today, asserted that Guyana lost significantly after the negotiation process which the Government entered with an advantage.He made this comment while refusing to rule out, a renegotiation for more favourable terms if the PPP was successful at the 2020 polls.  The Opposition Leader nonetheless called for the contract to be respected even if a majority of Guyanese are unhappy aspects of the agreement.“We are very unhappy about many of the contracts…the Barama Contract…the GTT Contract that we got when we went into office. WE inherited those but we have had to live with it…We have been one of the most successful Governments ever in our history in terms of attracting foreign investment….We respect contracts. We negotiate tough bargains…”, he explained.As a political party, Jagdeo said the PPP would not like to send the wrong message to foreign investors.The PPP General Secretary referenced another contentious issue which required tough negotiation with Guyana Gold Fields which resulted in a more reasonable outcome.‘If we can identify any contract where there was corrupt or under hand dealing that is a different ball game…”, Jagdeo said as he insisted that the PPP does not want to appear contentious to foreign investors but will not turn a blind eye to corruption or illegalitie that affect the nation’s interest and wellbeing.Last week, Government was forced to release the ExxonMobil Contract of months of refusing to do so and high levels of secrecy. It was pressured into releasing the contract document after a leaked letter to the Governor of the Bank of Guyana revealed that it had indeed received a whopping US$18M as a signing bonus resulting in widespread public rebuke and disapproval over Government’s dishonesty.The monies were kept outside of the Consolidated Fund which critics argued breached Guyana’s financial laws.  Also, when calls were mounted for the dismissal of the Ministers who misled the public on the signing bonus and reasons for withholding the contract, President David Granger intervened and took the wrap.Jagdeo and the PPP are maintaining that there are still many more questions that need to be answered about the petroleum agreement and the manner in which it was negotiated. He said that Guyana got “peanuts” while ExxonMobil walked away with a favourable agreement. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedJagdeo demands full disclosure on Exxon contractJune 2, 2017In “latest news”Motion to renegotiate oil contract would be supported by Opposition, says JagdeoFebruary 15, 2018In “latest news”Guyana got “peanuts” for oil as ExxonMobil gains more – JagdeoDecember 29, 2017In “Business” read more

Heres What Happened Today Tuesday

first_imgUpdated 10.58 PMNEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news…A road sealed off by gardaí leading to the scene in Kilbride, Co Offaly where a man’s body was discovered in a drain. (Pic: Brian Lawless/PA Wire)IRELANDThe body of 47-year-old Christy Daly was found by gardaí in a drain outside Clara, Co. Offaly. A caravan and two cars were also found burnt out nearby.The Government declined to say whether Taoiseach Enda Kenny has or will raise specific concerns about human rights issues on his trip to the Gulf states.Ireland raised €3.75bn on international bond markets today, the first such sale since the bailout exit.The niece of fashion designer Ralph Lauren was charged in Killaloe of being drunk and making threats and abusive comments on a transatlantic flight diverted to Shannon.Sean Quinn says the people who set a bus on fire outside his former company are not acting in his name.Independent TD Michael Lowry was charged with three counts relating to the alleged filing of incorrect tax returns.Today was Eirgrid’s deadline for public submissions on the Gridlink project which will see the construction of 1,300 electricity pylons.The Mayor of  South Dublin County Council has resigned from the Labour party, becoming the 27th councillor to leave the junior coalition partner in three years.Mike Fitzpatrick has been appointed as interim head of Limerick City of Culture after the resignation of Patricia Ryan.Approximately 20,000 people have applied for positions in An Garda Síochána since a recruitment campaign began last month.The UPP unequivocally rejected the Haass proposals.Stats show that 80 per cent of drivers killed on Irish roads last year were male. INTERNATIONALA crew member of the Danish warship Esbern Snare wears a protective mask as they escorted chemical weapons from Syria. (Pic: AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)#SYRIA: The first shipment of chemical material has been removed from Syria under a deal to rid the country of its chemical arsenal.#VENEZUELA: A Former Miss Venezuela and her British husband were shot dead in South America. Despite early reports that the man was Irish this does not appear to be the case.#SCOTLAND: Edinburgh Airport was evacuated and closed for a time today following the discovery of a suspicious package.#SPAIN: A judge has summoned the youngest daughter of King Juan Carlos of Spain to appear in court over accusations of fraud and money-laundering. [BBC]INNOVATIONConsumers spent more than €7.4 billion on the Apple App Store in 2013, making it one of the store’s most successful years.Sony has revealed new its cloud-streaming service Playstation Now, which will allow users to stream and play old Playstation games on their PS4 or smartphone.PARTING SHOT(Youtube / Selina Miratz) You may have seen that former NBA star Dennis Rodman is currently in North Korea, accompanied in fact by Irish journalist Matt Cooper. Well Rodman was on CNN today to defend his trip which has been criticised by politicians in the US. His appearance did not go so well.last_img read more

Car Review Sporty Mazda3 Needs Better Cockpit Technology

first_imgYou’ll buy the 2011 Mazda3 in spite of its modest mainstream technology offerings. It’s a fantastic car to drive, new in its six-year lifecycle, and a good value. But the only factory-available music adapter is the line-in jack, Bluetooth is unavailable on cheaper models, the navigation display is no bigger than your iPhone, satellite radio costs too much, HD Radio isn’t available, and to get some tech-based driver aids such as steerable xenon headlamps, you need to fork over as much as three grand for two options packages. Fun-to-Drive: The Nameplate Does Say Mazda In the world of compact cars, there’s basic (yawn) transportation and fun-to-drive transportation. Since they cost the same and most all come with six airbags, why are you even thinking about a small car that isn’t fun? The Mazda3 definitely lives at the fun-to-drive end of the spectrum. The first generation Mazda3 got rave reviews for that. The current Mazda3, out since 2010, continues the Zoom-Zoom quotient, improves on the quality of the cockpit, and still doesn’t do much to make back seat passengers comfortable. While it’s not Mini Clubman-cramped in back, the Mazda3 is not as good as it could be for something 177 inches long. World Class Car without World Class Cockpit Technology The shame of the Mazda3 is that Mazda has had nine years to see the iPod coming, and still hasn’t done much beyond the ubiquitous line-in jack. The right solution is install in a standard USB jack or two across the automaker’s line and, for emphasis, evict the CD player the way the CD player did with the cassette decade after a couple years of coexistence. An acceptable solution is to make a USB jack part of a cheap and widely available options package (Ford Sync), or make it standard (higher-end Fords, most new Hyundais and Kias). Mazda is one step above did-nothing: You can get an iPod kit installed by the service department but the cost may top $500. (See Dealer-Installed iPod Adapter Does the Buyer Few Favors.)  Bluetooth Nearly Standard Bluetooth belongs in every car. Mazda has it standard in six of eight Mazda3 models and unavailable on two price-leader, four-door, models. Bluetooth includes both phone and music (A2DP) streaming. To its credit, Mazda also devotes a section of its website to lookup engine that tells you if your cellphone works and if so, what features should work. Can You See Me Now? Mazda’s 4-Inch Navigation Screen Mazda offers what is aptly called the Compact Navigation system. It is the smallest nav system display you can buy at four inches and a fraction. Stick your iPhone or Droid X on the dash and you’ve got a navigation system with the same size screen.  You control Mazda’s navigation from buttons on the steering wheel and it takes some getting used to, but not a lot. When you look at the big expanse of the center stack, you wonder why Mazda didn’t just put an 8-inch color screen there, rather than a pair of 4-inch screens side-by-side just below the windshield. Note that the one on the left is an LCD, color if you get navigation, monochrome otherwise, and on the right is a second display with orange lighting. The contrast between the two is odd. Want Technology? You’ve Got to Buy the Moonroof Package, TooThe one good thing about Mazda3 navigation is that it’s seemingly cheap: $1,835 as part of the Technology Package that comprises steerable bi-xenon headlamps, satellite radio, LED taillamps, keyless entry and pushbutton start, and multi-information display, and a theft alarm. There’s a gotcha: You can get the option standalone in the top-end Grand Touring that costs $2,965 more than the next-to-the-top Sport. But with the Sport 5 Door, the moment you check the Tech Package box, you learn you have to add the Moonroof Package for another $1,395. It includes a moonroof (nice), upgraded Bose audio (very nice), and a six-disc CD changer that screams out “nineties high tech.” At that point, throw in the towel, order the Grand Touring, and get the leather seats and a few more bells and whistles. Music Choices: Bose Upgrade, Satellite Radio  The base car comes with the usual: AM/FM, CD, line-in jack, four or six speakers. The Bose Centerpoint audio is a huge step up, both in quality and in bass. Sirus satellite radio can be had in that Technology package or as a $430 standalone, which is $430 too much. Satellite radio belongs as standard equipment. HD Radio hasn’t made its way to the Mazda3 yet. On the Road: Great Around Town or On the Highway I had a blast driving the car around town during a mid-winter snowstorm (a set of four Bridgestone Blizzak tires helped a lot) and on local highways and interstates. The cockpit fit and finish is about as good as you can get in a $20,000 car. The fabric seats on all but the top-end model weren’t cold even on near-zero days when you got in, and that makes it less necessary to add seat heaters. The other downside to the Mazda3 became evident carrying a pair of high schoolers in the back seat – it’s tight in the five-door hatchback – and listening to audio Mazda’s way: MP3 CDs and satellite radio, but not my iPod or USB music key. The only time you’ll see the tops of the gauges is in a carefully shot photo (right) taken from the perspective of someone under five feet tall. When you’re behind the wheel, you can adjust the steering wheel height but unless you move it all way up (uncomfortable for most drivers), the tops of the gauges are cut off. Lots of cars do it, including this one. 4-door Sedan or 5-Door HatchbackThe model line comprises a four-door sedan and a five-door hatchback (or small wagon); Mazda sidesteps the issue by calling it a five-door. The two cheapest models are priced nicely because they’re more lightly equipped and don’t include Bluetooth. Of the two, the five-door is more appealing while the four-door looks like a sedan with a Mazda logo. The sedan focuses on an efficient small-four cylinder engine with a 33 mpg highway rating while the five-door except for the entry model and the MazdaSpeed3 uses a 2.5-liter engine of 167 hp with up to 29 mp highway. Regardless, they all sport the Mazda happy-face grille. The line runs, from low to high (all prices include $795 shipping):Mazda3 2011 Models Mazda3 i Sport 4-door – $17,500 list, 148-hp four-cylinder engine, 25/33 mpg city/highway 5-speed manual, 24/33 automatic, no BluetoothMazda3 i SV 4-door – $16,595, 148-hp four, 25/33 mpg 5-speed manual, no BluetoothMazda3 i Touring 4-door – $18,895, 148-hp four, 25/33 mpg 5-speed manual, 24/33 automatic, BluetoothMazda3 s Sport 4-door – $20,340, 167-hp four, 20/28 mpg 6-speed manual, 22/29 highway, BluetoothMazda3 s Grand Touring 4-door – $23,305, 167-hp four, 20/28 mpg 6-speed manual, 22/29 automatic, BluetoothMazda3 s Sport 5-door – $20,840, 167-hp four, 20/28 mpg 6-speed manual, 22/29 automatic, BluetoothMazda3 s Grand Touring 5-door – $23,805, 167-hp four, 20/28 mpg 6-speed manual, 22/29 automatic, Bluetooth, leatherMazdaSpeed3 (photo right) -$24,495, 263-hp turbocharged four, 18/25 mpg 6-speed manual, Bluetooth. Mazda counts this as a separate model, as it does the 4-door and 5-door choices. Should You Buy? (Should I Buy?) When I review cars and draw conclusions, I also think: Would I buy this car myself? Some cars I like, but they’re not me (a 5,800-pound GMC hybrid SUV). The Mazda3 is the perfect first car for our boys when they’re graduated from college, or second or third family car in my mind, except for two things:* The back seat is too small. Unless I’m buying a Mazda Miata, I want to carry four people comfortably. * The infotainment options are uncompetitive (navigation), unavailable (factory-integrated iPod adapter), too costly (satellite radio, dealer iPod adapter), or require you to buy an additional options package you may not want (navigation). The upside with the Mazda3 is: It’s a blast to drive. The cockpit feels great. Life is too short to drive crappy cars. It’s probably too short to drive compromised cars, too. So here’s the dilemma: The Mazda3 has been one of the cars I’ve most enjoyed driving, this time in a Mazda3 5-door, a while back in a MazdaSpeed3. But it’s uncompetitive in its technology offerings and may be until 2013 when a mid-life refresh is due. A key competitor, the sporty Honda Civic, is due for a new model this spring. The just-released 2011 Hyundai Elantra may be the most competitive compact/near-subcompact with its great looks, roomy cockpit, excellent technology offerings, and 40 mpg highway rating. As sold (without aftermarket tuner parts are likely headed to market), the Elantra is not positioned as a sporty sedan, which the Mazda3 most certainly is. 2011 MAZDA3 KEY TECHNOLOGY FEATURES Infotainment Base audio – AM/FM, single disc CD/MP3 CD player, four or six speakersUpgrade audio – 265-watt Bose Centerpoint system, AM/FM, six-disc CD/MP3 CD changer, 10 speakers USB / iPod jack – N/A (from factory; dealer can install) Line-in jack – Standard Bluetooth – N/A (I SV, I Sport 4-door), standard all others Bluetooth audio – N/A (I SV, I Sport 4-door), standard all othersSatellite radio – Sirius, $430 or package (6 months service) HD Radio – N/A 12 volt adapters – 2 120-volt adapter – N/ANavigation – Optional, 4.3 inch screen Rear seat entertainment – N/A Driver aids Parking sonar – N/A Rear camera – N/ABlind spot detection – N/A Lane departure warning – N/AAdaptive cruise control – N/A SafetyAirbags – 6 total: 2 front, 2 front side, 2 air curtain (first and second rows)Antilock braking system (ABS) – Standard Dynamic stability control (DSC) – Standard Traction control – Standard Electronic brake-force distribution (EBD) – Standard Active headrests – FrontTire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) – Standard Embedded telematics – N/A Mayday calling – N/A Specifications General specs: 4- to 5-passenger sedan or hatchback, front drive, four-cylinder engine, five- or six-speed manual or five-speed automatic, 181 x 69 x 59 inches (LxWxH) four-door, 177 x 69 x 59 inches five-door. EPA fuel rating: 25 mpg city/ 33 mpg highway (four-cylinder base model, manual transmission ) to 22/29 (upgrade four-cylinder, automatic transmission). MazdaSpeed3, 18/25 (six-speed manual).  Price:  $16,595 (Mazda3 I SV 4-door, five-speed manual, no options) to $27,740 (Mazda3 s Grand Touring 5-door with most options). Competitors: Ford Fiesta, Honda Civic, Honda Fit, Volkswagen Golf, Chevrolet Cruze, Hyundai Elantra, Kia Forte, Toyota Corolla, Mini / Mini Clubman. 2011 Mazda3Pro: Looks great (5-door), handles well, excellent cockpit fit and finish. Con: 4-inch navigation display, no factory-installed iPod adapter, $430 satellite radio, no HD radio, snug back seat. On some models you must buy moonroof-and-audio options package to get the tech package.  Bottom line: The Mazda3’s missing, overpriced or undersized cockpit technology undercuts what could otherwise be the best $20,000 sporty compact sports sedan / hatchback known to man.last_img read more

Chasse à la baleine Barack Obama prend des mesures diplomatiques contre lIslande

first_imgChasse à la baleine : Barack Obama prend des mesures diplomatiques contre l’IslandeBarack Obama a annoncé hier que les Etats-Unis allaient prendre des mesures diplomatiques contre l’Islande, afin que le pays cesse de pratiquer la chasse à la baleine. Le président américain a en effet validé les six mesures recommandées en juillet dernier, par le ministre du Commerce, Gary Locke.L’Islande ne pourra bientôt plus pratiquer la chasse à la baleine en toute tranquillité. Le président des Etats-Unis, Barack Obama a validé six mesures diplomatiques que le pays va prendre à l’encontre de l’Islande, afin de condamner cette pratique. Une décision que salue le Fonds International pour la protection des animaux (IFAW) dans un communiqué, tout en invitant “le gouvernement américain à rester ferme”. À lire aussiQuand des Américains assistent à la naissance d’un bébé phoque sur une plageCes mesures sont celles que le ministre du Commerce américain Gary Locke avait proposées en juillet dernier, jugeant le non-respect de l’embargo international sur la chasse commerciale à la baleine “inacceptable”. Invoquant l’amendement Pelly, il avait notamment recommandé d’ajuster la coopération des États-Unis dans le cadre des projets arctiques en fonction de la politique islandaise de chasse à la baleine. Il proposait également d’évaluer le bien-fondé des visites en Islande, et de surveiller les activités de chasse. Le gouvernement s’assurera en outre que les délégations et responsables de l’administration américains insisteront sur les préoccupations des Etats-Unis à ce sujet.”Espérons que ces événements encourageront le gouvernement islandais à rejoindre une fois pour toutes les conclusions de son propre secteur touristique, à savoir que l’observation des baleines demeure “l’utilisation” la plus lucrative que l’on puisse faire de ces animaux au XXIème siècle. Lorsque les baleines sont observées plutôt que tuées, les animaux, les hommes et les économies côtières partout dans le monde ne s’en portent que mieux” a déclaré Barack Obama lorsqu’il a approuvé ces mesures hier. Le 20 septembre 2011 à 20:16 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Were One Wilmington Announces 8th Annual Festival of Trees On December 12

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — We’re One Wilmington (WOW) is thrilled to announce the 8th Annual Festival of Trees on Saturday, December 1st, from 9am to 9pm, and Sunday, December 2nd, from 9am to 3pm, at Villanova Hall (126 Middlesex Avenue) in Wilmington.This free family-friendly event will feature a raffle of spectacular holiday trees, wreaths and baskets. There will also be baked goods, popcorn and refreshments for sale, as well as musical performances, a scavenger hunt and a special visit by Mrs. Claus. And don’t forget about the Annual Angel Giving Tree tagged with holiday gift requests for community members in need.Ribbons will be awarded for donations in the following categories: Best Use of Theme, Best Mini Tree, Best Wreath, Best Tree Topper, Best Alternative (non-tree) Tree, Most Creative, Best in Show and Fan Favorite.WOW would greatly appreciate your tax-deductible donation to help make our event a tremendous success.There are many ways you (or your organization) can help:Donate a theme-decorated artificial tree – all donors will be recognizedDonate a basket of goods or a wreathDonate cases of water, juice, soda or items for the bake saleThere are many ways you (or your organization) benefit:Tax write-offHelping a local charity and families in needAdvertising for your businessProceeds from this event will be used to purchase holiday gifts for local families in need and to help fund the WOW’s many charitable programs.Visit our website at http://www.onewilmington.org for additional event details.For more information about making a donation, please contact Becky McGrath at mcgrathbecky@gmail.com or register your donation using our online form at http://onewilmington.org/events/festival-of-trees/.(NOTE: The above press release is from We’re One Wilmington.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWe’re One Wilmington’s 5th Annual Festival of Trees Set For December 5-6In “Community”We’re One Wilmington Announces 7th Annual Festival of Trees On December 2-3In “Community”We’re One Wilmington Announces 6th Annual Festival of Trees On December 3-4In “Community”last_img read more

NOW HIRING 10 Job Openings In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Full-Time Service Sales Representative at Limbach HoldingsFull-Time Master Data Management Assistant at Heilind ElectronicsPart-Time Line Cooks at 99 RestaurantFull-Time ABA Classroom Counselor at May InstitutePart-Time Host at As Good As It GetsFull-Time Field Service Technician at Cochrane Ventilation Full-Time Industrial Controls Engineer at SymboticFull-Time Principal Software Engineer at SymboticPart-Time/Full-Time Crew Members & Shift Leaders at DunkinFull-Time Principal Systems Engineer at L3 Technologies(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 50 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of August 18, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”last_img read more

Mark Zuckerberg may have a secret escape passageway report says

first_imgMark Zuckerberg may be ready to escape Facebook’s headquarters at a moment’s notice. Joan Cros/NurPhoto via Getty Images The rollercoaster of Facebook’s successes and scandals means CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s security measures have grown in a big way over the years, but one rumor suggests there’s a pretty drastic one.Some Facebook employees whisper that he has a “panic chute,” hidden in the conference room floor, leading directly to the parking garage of the company’s Menlo Park, California, headquarters, Business Insider reported Thursday, citing an unnamed source.That same conference room also reportedly has bullet-resistant windows and a panic button. Sprint Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Mark Zuckerberg Facebook,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. The Cheapskate Read the Rylo camera preview Rylo Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Sarah Tew/CNET Read Google Home Hub review Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Sarah Tew/CNET DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Best Buy $59 at eBay Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) See at Turo Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. Apple iPhone XS Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. 2:28 DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Chris Monroe/CNET Turo See It Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Read the AirPods review What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Share your voice Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Comments Facebook is a moneymaking machine The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Sarah Tew/CNET Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Share your voice Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast.center_img Comments Now playing: Watch this: $6 at Tidal Read Lenovo Smart Clock review See It Amazon 3 $520 at HP $155 at Google Express $299 at Amazon 7 HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Internet Services Security $999 See It See it Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Tags $999 $999 $210 at Best Buy Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Read DJI Osmo Action preview See at Amazon Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. Boost Mobile Sarah Tew/CNET Angela Lang/CNET Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). $999 Tags Zuckerberg’s security detail, who are apparently posted near his desk and wear regular clothes to blend in with software engineers, can use the chute to get him out of the office in an emergency, it’s rumored.The report noted that last summer Facebook’s board approved a $10 million annual security allowance for the Zuckerberg family, after spending $7.3 million on the CEO alone in 2017.Facebook, which is doubling down on privacy for its users, didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays $60 at Best Buylast_img read more

Chaddies are as much English as they are Indian find a place

first_imgWhile Oxford dictionary has said that the word originated in the 1990s, many argue that it was around way before that era. Interestingly, OED had included the word “Aiyoh” in its dictionary in 2016. They defined the word as one “used to express annoyance, pain, or surprise” and added that it was of Chinese origin. However, the word is predominantly used by Tamil speakers. PixabayMany an Indian word has made it to the prestigious Oxford dictionary over the years. The latest in that long list is ‘chuddies,’ the Hindi word for underwear. The word was among 650 words added to the Oxford dictionary in its latest quarterly addition.”This quarter’s update includes some new entries and senses which we’ve drafted in response to our recent appeals: the #wordswhereyouare request for regional vocabulary and the #hobbywords appeal for words associated with particular pastimes”, Jonathan Dent, senior assistant editor at OED, was quoted as saying by PTI.The word chuddies first became popular in the United Kingdom in the 1990s through a British-Indian television show “Goodness Gracious Me” which starred Sanjeev Bhaskar, Meera Syal and Kulvinder Ghir. One of the famous lines in the show was “Kiss my chuddies”. The teenagers on the show frequently used the phrase, thus making it the show’s identity.This has got to be worth a CBE hasn’t it? I came up with ‘Kiss My Chuddies’ when doing comedy stuff w/ @thenitinsawhney & then used it in #GoodnessGraciousMe Oxford English Dictionary adds new entries: chuddies, jibbons and fantoosh https://t.co/90Dq4XHjde— Sanjeev Bhaskar (@TVSanjeev) March 21, 2019The UK has seen Indian immigrants over the past few decades, especially those of Punjabi origin.One of the reasons why the word was added was its regional nature. Dent said that “Chuddie” will be part of the regional vocabulary and is parts of the “Queen’s Hinglish”, which is a combination of Hindi and English.last_img read more

India Launches Laser Reflector To The Moon 50 Years After Apollo Lunar

first_img DEAL OF THE DAY Bestseller Wow facts 2Share this videoCopyPausePlay00:00% Buffered0PreviousPausePlayNextLive00:00 / 00:00UnmuteMuteExit fullscreenFullscreenCopy video urlPlay / PauseMute / UnmuteReport a problemLanguageBackMox PlayerDefaultEnglishEspañolУкраїнськаРусскийThe special laser retroreflector that NASA supplied to ISRO is positioned on the Chandrayaan’s Vikram Lander. The new microretroreflector device weighs only 22 grams and can be seen from the lunar orbit. It is similar to the one deployed on the InSight Mars lander.NASA’s Laser ExperimentThe laser ranging retroreflector is a special type of mirror that can always reflect an incoming light beam to the same direction that it came from. The reflector requires no power and is still capable of operating.The first precise measurement of the distance from Earth to the moon was achieved on Aug. 1, 1969, in a landmark experiment involving Lick Observatory astronomers and the Apollo 11 astronauts.At the time, Lick Observatory’s Shane Telescope was the second largest in the world. The 120-inch telescope fired a powerful laser beam at the moon and detected the light that bounced back from retroreflector array placed by Apollo 11 astronauts on the lunar surface.When the laser pulse reached the moon, its light spanned over an area about 2 miles in diameter. The delay between the short pulses of light from the laser and the return signals from the moon was used to calculate the distance between the two bodies with unprecedented accuracy.”It was a big technological feat to detect such a small signal,” said Elinor Gates, staff astronomer at Lick Observatory.The amount of light that came back to the telescope from the reflector array was just a few photons. When a laser beam hits a reflector, scientists at the observatories use sensitive filtering and amplification equipment to detect any return signal. NASA attributes the improvement of measurement of the moon’s distance to better lasers and computing equipment.Chandrayaan’s Mission To The MoonNASA congratulated ISRO on the successful launch of the Chandrayaan-2 on July 22.”We’re proud to support your mission comms using our Deep Space Network and look forward to what you learn about the lunar South pole where we will send astronauts on our #Artemis mission in a few years,” NASA tweeted.The mission experienced a setback when the launch on July 15 was aborted an hour before liftoff due to technical issues. Chandrayaan’s soft landing on the south side of the moon is scheduled on Sept. 7. It will journey for 48 days to reach the moon. TAG Apollo 11, India, Lunar Mission Ads by Amazon ENDS IN Ads by Amazon All Close The laser retroreflector arrays left by the astronauts of Apollo 11 on the lunar surface were instrumental in accurately measuring the distance between moon and Earth. ISRO’s Chandrayaan 2 mission is carrying new laser retroreflectors to its journey to the moon.   ( NASA ) In 1969, Apollo 11 astronauts left lunar lasers on the moon. Decades later, the experiment remains active, with India’s Chandrayaan-2 carrying reflectors to its mission to the moon.The original laser reflector experiment onboard the Apollo 11 contained 100 small prisms that scientists on Earth would shoot with laser beams. The array of cubes were placed in an 18-inch-square aluminum panel.Lunar missions that followed suit, Apollo 14 and 15 left more of those prisms. The main objective of the reflectors is to measure the distance between the Earth and the moon. AllVideo On Demand: Rent or BuyClothing & AccessoriesMajor AppliancesArts, Crafts & SewingAutomotiveBaby & NurseryBeauty & GroomingBooks & TextbooksCollectible CoinsCamera & PhotoCell Phones & AccessoriesClassical MusicComputers, Tablets & ComponentsBlu-Ray & DVDElectronic Components & Home AudioEntertainment CollectiblesVideo GamesOther Gift Card BrandsGrocery & Gourmet FoodPatio, Lawn & GardenHealth & HouseholdBusiness & Industrial SuppliesJewelryKindle StoreKitchen & DiningMagazinesMiscellaneousDigital MusicCDs & VinylMusical InstrumentsOffice & School SuppliesPet Food & SuppliesPatio, Lawn & GardenShoes, Handbags, Wallets, SunglassesSoftwareSports CollectiblesSports & FitnessHome ImprovementToys & GamesVHSVideo GamesWatches Search ⓒ 2018 TECHTIMES.com All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.last_img read more

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first_img 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 Related Content May 4, 2012 – PACSGEAR, a provider of imaging connectivity for electronic health records (EHRs), announced the PACSGEAR Image Exchange, a cloud-based solution designed to securely upload and share medical images and results between facilities. As a low-cost add-on to the company’s popular MediaWriter product line, PACSGEAR Image Exchange provides the user an option to either burn DICOM studies to CD/DVD media or upload studies to a variety of cloud-based repositories. The solution will be introduced at the upcoming SIIM annual meeting in Orlando, Fla.“Customers want the option to share medical images electronically. When we looked at our technology, we realized that our customers already had the critical components in place to enable image sharing. The challenge was to make it easy and affordable,” said Eli Rapaich, PACSGEAR’s CEO. “Giving our customers the choice to either burn CDs or securely upload images to their favorite cloud-based vendors improves interoperability and facilitates health information exchange.”The PACSGEAR Image Exchange will be featured at PACSGEAR’s booth #513 at the annual meeting of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM 2012) in Orlando, Fla., from June 7-10, 2012.For more information: www.pacsgear.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more Technology | May 11, 2012 Open Image Exchange Solution Enables Secure Sharing Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … 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 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 Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 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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first_img News | Colonoscopy Systems | August 06, 2019 Rise in Early Onset Colorectal Cancer Not Aligned With Screening Trends A new study finds that trends in colonoscopy rates did not fully align with the increase in colorectal cancer (CRC) in… read more February 12, 2015 — What should doctors wear? And how does something as simple as their choice of a suit, scrubs or slacks influence how patients view them?A new analysis takes a comprehensive look and finds that the answer isn’t as simple as you might think.It also finds that doctors don’t seem to be getting a lot of guidance on how to dress, despite the influence their attire can have on patients’ perceptions.In general the study finds people prefer their physicians dress on the formal side, and definitely not in casual wear. Doctors of either gender in suits, or a white coat, are more likely to inspire trust and confidence.But fashion takes a back seat when it comes to emergency, surgical or critical care, where data show clothes don’t matter as much—and patients may even prefer to see doctors in scrubs.How you feel about your doctor’s attire can depend greatly on your age and culture, the researchers find. In general, Europeans and Asians of any age, and Americans over age 50, trusted a formally dressed doctor more, while Americans in Generation X and Y tended to accept less-dressy physicians more willingly.The findings were compiled by a University of Michigan Health System team, from a comprehensive international review of studies on physician attire and other sources. The data they reviewed came from 30 studies involving 11,533 adult patients in 14 countries. Their review has been published in British Medical Journal Open.Currently, the team is preparing to launch their own international study of the impact of physician clothing choices, under the name “Targeting Attire to Improve Likelihood of Rapport” (TAILOR). They’ll work to quantify how patients’ views of physicians change based on what they’re wearing, and where they’re providing care. The team will also evaluate how attire might affect patients’ trust in what that doctor says or recommends.Lead author Christopher Petrilli, M.D., an internal medicine resident at the U-M Health System says the study grew out of his conversations with senior physicians, including senior author Vineet Chopra, M.D., MSc, and co-author Sanjay Saint, M.D., MPH.“As physicians, we want to make sure that we’re dressing in a way that reflects a level of professionalism and also mindful of patients’ preferences.” Petrilli explains. “Many studies have looked at various aspects of physician attire, so we wanted to look across this body of literature to find common threads. But at the same time, we found a lack of detailed guidance from top hospitals to their physicians about how to dress.”Twenty-one of the 30 studies found that patients expressed clear preferences about what they felt doctors should wear, or said that physician attire affected their perceptions of a physician. In 18 of those studies, formal attire or a white coat was the preferred attire.When the researchers drilled down further, they found that four of the seven studies that involved surgery patients reported that attire choice didn’t matter or that scrubs were preferred. The same was true of four of five studies that involved patients receiving emergency care or intensive care.Chopra, a hospitalist and U-M Medical School assistant professor of general medicine, adds that patient satisfaction now influences how doctors, and hospitals are paid – making the impact of patient perceptions of their doctors’ knowledge, caring, professionalism and trustworthiness all the more important.And, he says, the findings of the new study suggest that a “one size fits all” approach to policies and guidance for doctors won’t work.“In order to better tailor physician attire to patient preferences and improve available evidence, we would recommend that healthcare systems capture the ‘voice of the customer’ in individual care locations, such as intensive care units and emergency departments,” he says.The subject of what to wear isn’t covered directly in medical school. Even for physicians in practice at hospitals on the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals ranking, specific guidelines are few and far between. Only five of those surveyed by the U-M team had official guidance for physicians about attire at all, and most just recommended it be “professional.” The others offered no formal guidance.The TAILOR study will survey patients in outpatient general medicine and specialty clinic waiting rooms and inpatient medical units. Hospitals in three countries have signed on to participate, making it the largest such study of its kind. While pediatric patients and their parents will not be included, the researchers note that this is another area ripe for research.“Everything is supposed to be evidence-based in medicine,” says Petrilli. “With this review and our new study, we can provide compelling evidence to influence the way physicians dress.”In addition to Petrilli, Chopra and Saint, the research team included Megan Mack, M.D., Jennifer Janowitz Petrilli and Andy Hickner. Saint, Chopra and Mack all hold positions at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare Center. Saint and Chopra are members of the U-M Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, and the VA Center for Clinical Management Research.Funding for the research came in part from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.For more information: www.uofmhealth.org, www.annarbor.va.gov News | February 12, 2015 Do Clothes Make the Doctor? U-M Researchers Report on Patient Perceptions of Physicians Based on Attire Age, culture and type of care matter; new survey will look further at impact 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 | 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 News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | 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 Related Content A nurse examines a patient in the Emergency Department of Cincinnati Children’s, where researchers successfully tested artificial intelligence-based technology to improve patient recruitment for clinical trials. Researchers report test results in the journal JMIR Medical Informatics. Image courtesy of Cincinnati Children’s. 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 News | Artificial Intelligence | July 31, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Solution Improves Clinical Trial Recruitment Clinical trials are a critical tool for getting new treatments to people who need them, but research shows that… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al.last_img read more

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first_img 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 News | May 28, 2015 Sectra’s Table for Medical Education Awarded Prestigious Research Prize Touchscreen viewing table recognized with Dirk Bartz Prize for Visual Computing in Medicine PreviousNext Related Content 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 May 28, 2015 — Sectra’s interactive visualization table has been awarded the Dirk Bartz Prize for Visual Computing in Medicine 2015. The prize is awarded by the Eurographics Association, which organizes a biennial competition to acknowledge the contribution that computer graphics is playing in the medical field.Sectra’s visualization table is a large touchscreen with an image viewing program. The 3-D images are taken by modern computer tomography and magnetic resonance cameras. The students can simply zoom in, rotate or cut into the visualized body without using a scalpel or destroying the body. Accordingly, the same images can be used again and again, and the students can, for example, study the impact of various diseases on the anatomy in a manner that was previously impossible in training.The award is presented to the following research partners who jointly developed the visualization table: C-research, Linköping University; the Interactive Institute Swedish ICT; the Center for Medical Image Science and Visualization (CMIV) and Sectra.For more information: www.sectra.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 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 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. 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 Image courtesy of Philips Healthcare 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 The DBI CL8MPS from Double Black Imaging 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 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 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 News | Flat Panel Displays | June 18, 2019 Double Black Imaging Announces Expanded Display Line and Ergonomic Workstation Solutions Double Black Imaging (DBI) and their Image Systems Division are releasing their new clinical and diagnostic display… read more last_img read more

Indian travellers returning to Oz

first_img“By getting in on the action early, we hope to reap the benefits as long-haul leisure travel becomes more common amongst India’s rapidly emerging middle classes,” Tourism Australia managing director Andrew McEvoy said. Source = ETB News: P.T. New figures reveal a surge in arrivals over the past 12 months. Indian travellers are returning to Australian shores, becoming one of the country’s fastest growing international tourism markets, according to new research. Profiling research conducted by Tourism Australia has revealed a surge in Indian tourists to Australia, with visitor numbers rising almost 8 percent year-on-year, the Sydney Morning Herald reported. Despite lingering safety concerns surrounding violence against Indians in Melbourne 2009, Tourism Australia’s research reveals that Indians’ perceptions of Australia are largely positive. “In Melbourne, in particular, it was the cool people and cool lifestyle that I liked… I’ll be recommending Australia when I get back home, I’m sure a lot of our friends will come now.”center_img 164,000 Indians visited Australia in the past 12 months, up 7.8 percent on the year to June 2012. Tourism Australia will be sending 40 delegates on a trade mission to India this week. “I saw it (Australia) on National Geographic on local television at home and it was wonderful,” Indian visitor Rajesh Oswal said. Tourism Australia estimate there will be close to 50 million outbound Indian travellers by 2020. In related news, Air India will re-commence daily direct flights from Delhi to Sydney and Melbourne on new Boeing 787 Dreamliner’s beginning Friday 30 August 2013.last_img read more

Royal Jordanian signs global agreement with AccesRail

first_imgRoyal Jordanianwww.rj.comRoyal Jordanian signs global agreement with AccesRail connecting to 100 plus destinationsRoyal Jordanian is pleased to announce that it has signed a partnership agreement with AccesRail, an IATA travel partner with its own carrier code (9B).The new agreement, allows passengers to reach AccesRail’s destinations that connect to some of Royal Jordanian’s major gateway cities.  Royal Jordanian’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Captain Sulaiman Obaidat, and AccesRail Vice President Business Development, Denis Grenier, signed the agreement.Royal Jordanian Airlines joins the likes of an extensive number of airlines in an interline agreement with AccesRail.  Royal Jordanian is the first airline to sign a fully global agreement encompassing all major AccesRail’s destinations via train in Canada, Spain, Austria, Sweden, Belgium, Great Britain or via buses in Detroit, the U.S.Royal Jordanian now expands its reach through AccesRail’s 15+ rail and coach partners, to better service the needs of the airline customers traveling to more than 100 destinations.  Airline customers can use one intermodal ticket that can be issued at any of RJ’s sales offices worldwide, the airline’s travel agents or online which will be launched very soon.Passengers can book their rail transportation through all Royal Jordanian’s sales channels to seamlessly connect to cities beyond the airline’s reach.  As rail services run frequently, this results in better connection times, which improves the overall customer experience.Captain Suleiman Obeidat said: “As part of serving and expanding our network and providing our customers with a unique customer experience related to travel, we believe that partnering with a global distributer for rail companies, such as AccesRail, enables our customers to reach several new destinations via different railways across Europe and Canada and bus service in the U.S in a convenient way.”He added that this partnership demonstrates Royal Jordanian’s commitment to embrace, at an executive level, air-rail as a major tool in its overall global strategy, and provide passengers with a new travel experience.Denis Grenier, VP Marketing & Business Development, AccesRail said: “Royal Jordanian Airline’s vision follows that of other successful air-rail partnerships facilitated by AccesRail, however they are the first to see this potential on a global scale.  We are thrilled to work together, making more destinations available thanks to seamless intermodal travel experiences.”About AccesRailAccesRail is an IATA travel partner with its own carrier designator code (9B) and its own accounting code (450). Like any airline, AccesRail’s rail and coach inventory is fully integrated on the primary screen display of all major GDSs around the world, making it easy for travel agents to include, in the same transaction to the customer, a rail segment combined with an air segment all in the same PNR. Royal Jordanianbook flights hereSource = Royal Jordanian – AccesRaillast_img read more

August 27 2014photo by Tomiaki TamuraVisitors to

first_imgAugust 27, 2014photo by Tomiaki TamuraVisitors to Arcosanti arrive at the Visitor Center entrance that greets you with a metal sign “ARCOSANTI” cast in our Foundry where the world-famous Soleri windbells are made by the resident artisans.[photo & text by Tee] photo by Tomiaki TamuraAfter crossing the wooden bridge, the visitors reach a terrace, surrounded by glass windbreaks and covered with summer shades, offering a spectacular view of the Arizona highlands. photo by Tomiaki TamuraOne flight down from the entrance to the building, our Cafe is open to visitors. A spacious room with a large atrium provides a unique architectural experience. The Cafe offers affordable self-service meals to our guests and residents.center_img photo by Tomiaki TamuraOne flight of stairs up, on the wall at the entrance to the Gallery where the hourly daily tours start, the upcoming Arcosanti event announcements are posted. Further up inside the Gallery, many Soleri and residents’ artworks and crafts are on display for sale, along with publications and goods pertaining to Arcosanti.last_img read more

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