Chandigarh: Film actor and Gurdaspur MP Sunny Deol has been asked to explain his poll expenditure during the recent Lok Sabha elections after it was found to have crossed the statutory limit of Rs 70 lakh, an official said on Wednesday.The notice to Deol to “reconcile” his poll expenditure account was issued by Gurdaspur District Election Officer-cum-Deputy Commissioner Vipul Ujjwal. His poll expenditure was found to be more than Rs 70 lakh limit, said Ujjwal. Also Read – Cong may promise farm loan waiver in HaryanaDeol was elected MP from Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat. He defeated Congress nominee Sunil Jakhar with a margin of 82,459 votes. Though Ujjwal refused to comment on the election expenditure figure, official sources said as per preliminary calculations, Deol’s poll expenditure was found to be Rs 86 lakh. Ujjwal said the amount of Deol’s poll expenditure was not a final figure. We have issued a notice to him (Deol) for reconciliation of accounts and the final figure of the poll expenditure will be known only after the reconciliation and settlement of the accounts, he said. It is too early to comment on the overspending right now, added Ujjwal. Also Read – Modi formed OBC commission which earlier govts didn’t do: ShahFor Lok Sabha candidates, the statutory poll expenditure limit has been fixed at Rs 70 lakh. Deol’s poll expenditure was found to be in excess of the limit among all other candidates in the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha constituency, officials said. The reconciliation of accounts is likely to continue till June 22 and 23. Ujjwal further said after the elections, every candidate was issued notice for the reconciliation of their accounts. It is a normal statutory notice, he added. Earlier on May 15, the Election Commission had issued directions for adding Rs 1.74 lakh to Deol’s poll expenditure after he failed to respond to its query about a Facebook page being run in his support. The order had come on a complaint by the Punjab Congress, which claimed the Facebook page, ‘Fans of Sunny Deol’, was being run without any prior permission of the poll watchdog.
VANCOUVER — A British Columbia Supreme Court judge has sentenced Garry Handlen to life in prison, calling him a sexual predator who preys on the vulnerable and weak to commit barbaric crimes.Handlen was convicted by a jury earlier this month of the first-degree murder of Monica Jack, who disappeared while riding her bike on May 6, 1978.A conviction of first-degree murder carries an automatic life sentence of 25 years without parole, although Justice Austin Cullen noted that Handlen is eligible to apply for parole in 15 years through the so-called faint-hope clause because he killed the girl before the law was eliminated.Jack’s cousin Debbie John told the sentencing hearing that she has carried enormous guilt about Jack’s murder because she was the one to suggest they ride their bicycles into Merritt, B.C., the day Jack disappeared.John says people in the Interior community searched rivers and mountains for any sign of the happy girl and continued to hope she would be found.Handlen’s trial heard he grabbed Jack from a highway pullout, tossed her bike in a lake and then dumped her body on a hillside where some of her remains were found 17 years later.The Canadian Press
“We must act, in Hokkaido and beyond — not merely because it is the right thing to do but also because it is in the enlightened interest of all of us,” Mr. Ban wrote in an op-ed published in all G-8 countries ahead of the group’s meeting scheduled to begin tomorrow on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido.That theme was also a key message of the letter the Secretary-General had sent to the G-8 leaders in which he underscored that the world was facing three challenges that required their urgent attention: the food crisis, climate change, and progress on the anti-poverty targets with a 2015 deadline known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).Mr. Ban warned that unless decisive action is taken on the food crisis, an additional 100 million people around the world could fall below the poverty line. He recommended that the proportion of Official Development Assistance (ODA) earmarked for agricultural production and rural development be increased from the present level of 3 per cent to a new level of 10 per cent, without diverting funds from current education or health budgets. On climate change, he wrote that it is essential to reach agreement on what a new climate change regime will entail, taking into account elements agreed upon by participants at last year’s historic conference in Bali.Yesterday, the Secretary-General issued a call to students taking part in a Model UN conference at Cheongju University, some 200 kilometres from the Republic of Korea’s capital Seoul, to look beyond national boundaries and aim high to help solve world’s numerous problems.“Look at all the names of countries each of you are representing today, you will see that there is a whole world out there,” said Mr. Ban, who himself attended school in the city of Cheongju. “Yes, you are Koreans but you should go beyond that and see that you are also citizens of the world. Korean may not be a global power; but Korea can be a global nation; Koreans can be global citizens.”The Secretary-General also paid a visit to Haengchi village, his birthplace, where he and Mrs. Ban Soon-taek were welcomed by relatives, villagers, traditional music and drum ensembles and many others who traveled to see him.He arrived in the Republic of Korea from China, the second stop on a three-nation tour that also took him to Japan. 6 July 2008Global food crisis and climate change will be among the top issues on the agenda of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as he attends the Group of Eight (G-8) Summit in Japan this week, following his just-concluded official visit to the Republic of Korea, his home country.
A new limit on the number of dogs that can be walked at one time in a Hampshire town has been met with consternation from owners and professional dog-walkers.A fine of £100 can be imposed on anyone who walks more than four dogs at a time under new rules that came into force in Gosport on Monday. But professional dog-walkers have complained that the limit, which was previously set at six animals, will affect their business. Various parts of the country have dog bans or restrictionsCredit:Kennel Club One dog owner with five huskies told the BBC she would now have to walk her pets in two packs, and said the move penalised responsible dog owners.Councillors say the changes will address dog fouling and potentially out of control groups. Councillor John Tanner said: “With more than four dogs, you are not taking your dog out for a walk but a pack of potentially dangerous animals for a riot around the park.”In Richmond, southwest London, there are plans for a similar policy from the autumn. The Kennel Club last year warned that dog-walking had been banned or severely restricted in more than 3,300 of Britain’s open parks and spaces in a move slammed as “criminalising” everyday life.Caroline Kisko, secretary of the Kennel Club, said at the time that local authorities in some areas “seem to be waging a war on dogs and their owners”. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
How do you make sure Internet creatures, car enthusiasts, and Star Trek geeks all rise up as one in glorious celebration? Ask Audi, because that’s exactly what will happen with their latest ad.Hearing that Leonard Nimoy is in a commercial is usually enough to catch the attention of the average geek, if for nothing more than just to see what he’s been up to since playing the sort-of bad guy in Fringe. The same goes for Zachary Quinto, now that he has taken on the mantle of new Spock. Seeing them together in anything, even a commercial, would stop most Star Trek geeks in their tracks. There’s really only a couple of ways to make something like that better, but Audi’s ad team managed to toss in a few Internet related gems and a peak at a self driving car to really drive this home as one of the best commercials of 2013.Instead of an actual Spock vs. Spock, what we see is Leonard and Zachary playing a game of 3D chess via iPads. A car ride to the golf course afterwards is filled with Nimoy singing the Internet famous Ballad of Bilbo Baggins, ending in some hilarious overacting and a Vulcan nerve pinch to determine the winner of their latest contest. After the Audi logo flashes by there’s a look at the modified Audi TTS as it drives off to park itself after dropping off its driver, leaving you with one last Star Trek quote to further your excitement for the upcoming film.A tip of the hat to the team at Audi for giving the majority of geekdom something to appreciate simultaneously. The cars weren’t bad, either.
Leonardo Bonucci and Andrea Barzagli used to be teammates but the first one moved to AC Milan this summer and now, these two teams are about to face each other at Juventus Stadium.For Bonucci, it will be the first time to stand on this ground as an opponent – Barzagli insisted that it won’t be special for Juventus but for sure, it is going to be special for Bonucci.The Italy defender spoke about his former teammate as he said, according to Calcio Mercato:Fiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“Bonucci? For us, it won’t make much of a difference but this will be a special game for Leo. He will make his return here in Turin as he will be playing against many of his friends. It will be funny to see him in another jersey but then we will be all business like usual. Real Madrid? We would be making a big mistake if we focus on Real since we first have to play against AC Milan.”“The Rossoneri will give it their all so it won’t be easy for us. Napoli are playing well and they will keep putting pressure on us so we have to focus on one game at a time. We have important objectives to reach. These two games against AC Milan and Real Madrid will be crucial for our entire season….”
Print ad pages are down for the eighth-consecutive quarter, but the pace of those losses is slowing down.Total consumer magazine ad pages were down 4.5 percent year-over-year for the quarter and 4.9 percent for the first half of 2013, according to the latest numbers from PIB and the MPA-The Association of Magazine Media.The second quarter, which has been strong historically, marks the third quarter in a row that losses have slowed across the industry however.Broken down by category, the health and wellness segment had a successful first half with Men’s Fitness (36.1 percent), Women’s Health (26.9) and Men’s Health (24.8) each posting percentage improvements in the top 10 among all consumer magazines. Food titles also saw significant gains as Eating Well (46.5), Bon Appetit (25.0) and Food Network Magazine (15.4) were bunched near the top. See Also: Ad Pages Dip 5 Percent in Q1Harper’s Bazaar (19.3), Details (18.9), Motor Trend (18.1), Martha Stewart Living (18.0) and Prevention (14.3) were also among the big gainers.Business—The Economist (-23.7), Bloomberg Business Week (-18.9), Forbes (-16.5), Harvard Business Review (-15.1) and Money (-10.9)—and automotive titles—Road & Track (-31.1), Autoweek (-19.0) and Car and Driver (-15.8)—saw significant losses across their segments.iPad Ad Sales Gaining SharePIB also released ad sales numbers for 58 magazines tracking print and iPad editions.While iPad ad unit sales—up 24.5 percent for the first half year-over-year—still don’t approach print numbers, their impact is growing. They accounted for close to 37 percent of the group’s total ad sales, up from 31 percent last year.iPad units and ad page counts aren’t apple-to-apples comparison though. Tablet ads are counted and priced differently than pages, according to Anthony Sarcone, the newly-appointed president of PIB and MPA’s senior vice president of marketing initiatives and insight.For example, a two-page spread would count as two pages in a print magazine, but only a single ad unit in an iPad edition; a half-page ad is 0.5 ads in print, and a full ad unit on an iPad. Sarcone also notes that digital replica editions aren’t being counted in the iPad ad unit totals.Moreover, pricing for the two ads isn’t equal. Rate cards aren’t always available for digital editions, so the bottom-line impact of a sale on one platform can’t always be compared to another.Improving the measurement of digital mediums has been a stated goal for both Mary Berner, president and CEO of MPA, and Sarcone.”We’re still developing what the best practices are there, [how to] get that information together and pass it by committee to make sure we’re doing it as accurately as possible,” Sarcone says. “We’re working with [Kantar Media, who captures the PIB data,] to develop the methodology. We’re anxious for it, and we know the industry is anxious for it. Hopefully within the next year is when we’ll have that data together.”To stay updated on the latest FOLIO: news, become a Facebook fan and follow us on Twitter!
1:14 Is Facebook spying on you? 0 Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: Now playing: Watch this: For the first time, the company released data about how much of the removed content inspired appeals from users and how much was restored as a result. The report also included new information about the volume of posts the company took action against for attempting to sell products that aren’t allowed on the platform, such as drugs and firearms.The company took action on 1.4 million pieces of content that tried to sell guns and 1.5 million pieces of content that tried to sell drugs. Facebook’s report comes as it’s trying to set up a board that’ll decide what content gets removed or stays up on the social network after a user appeals. The social network has rules against hate speech, nudity, violence and other offensive content. But conservatives allege that Facebook is censoring conservative voices, which the social network has repeatedly denied doing. Meanwhile, Facebook could face a record fine of up to $5 billion from the Federal Trade Commission, the US agency that’s investigating the social network’s alleged privacy mishaps. Lawmakers and even some of the company’s own co-founders are asking US regulators to break up Facebook. CEO Mark Zuckerberg opposes the idea, but he’s said he’s open to regulation including around content moderation. At the same time, Facebook is doubling down on messaging, groups and ephemeral content as users share more privately. That shift could make it harder for the company to detect harmful content as it tries to balance safety with privacy, Zuckerberg said during the conference call.”It’s not clear on a lot of these fronts that we’re going to be able to do as good of a job on identifying harmful content as we can today,” Zuckerberg said. On Thursday the Facebook Data Transparency Advisory Group, or DTAG, an independent group of experts established last year, also released its review of how Facebook enforces and reports on its community standards. Overall, the advisory group found that Facebook’s system for enforcing its community standards and its review process — which includes a combination of automated and human review — is well designed. The group still made 15 recommendations for the site, which Facebook said fell into three categories. DTAG asked for more metrics to show the social media site’s efforts to enforce its policies. The metrics would include how accurate the enforcement is and how often people disagree with Facebook’s decisions. Facebook should also better explain its current metrics — what type of violation is most common, how much content is removed and more. The group also wants Facebook to make it easier for users to stay up-to-date on policy changes and let them “have a greater voice” in what content isn’t OK on the site. “It’s important that we aren’t grading our own homework here,” Zuckerberg said. Originally published May 23 at 9:19 a.m. PTUpdates, 9:43 a.m.: Includes more background about Facebook’s community standards enforcement report; 9:58 a.m.: Adds more background about fake accounts; 12:13 p.m.: Includes remarks from conference call and more background. Post a comment Tags A transparency group is offering 15 suggestions for Facebook’s content moderation policies. Graphic by Pixabay/Illustration by CNET Facebook pulled down more than 3 billion fake accounts from October to March, according to a report released Thursday by the social network.That’s a record number of fake-account takedowns by the world’s largest social network, illustrating the challenges Facebook faces as it tries to police hate speech, nudity and other offensive content that flows through its site. The company estimates about 5% of its monthly active users are bogus. About 2.38 billion people worldwide log in to Facebook every month.”For fake accounts, the amount of accounts we took action on increased due to automated attacks by bad actors who attempt to create large volumes of accounts at one time,” Guy Rosen, Facebook’s vice president for integrity, said in a blog post.Rosen said during a conference call that a large number of the fake accounts were created by spammers trying to evade the social network’s detection. In the six months prior to October, Facebook pulled down about 1.5 billion fake accounts. The company said it remains “confident” that most of the activity and people on Facebook are real. It removes the fake accounts before users are exposed to them, the company said in a separate blog post. The social network caught most of these fake accounts quickly enough that most never became “active” and weren’t counted as part of Facebook’s overall user numbers, the company said. Though fake accounts might be abusive, they also include “user-misclassified accounts” such as when someone sets up a profile instead of a Facebook Page for a pet. A Facebook page is similar to a profile but is used for, among other things, businesses, public figures, organizations and pets. 1:39 Inside Facebook’s robotics research lab Tech Industry Mobile Apps Mobile Facebook
U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker, Healy, sits just offshore of Barrow, shortly before setting sail in 2013. (Photo courtesy of NOAA’s National Ocean Service)Alaska is once again the land of the midnight sun. If you live in Utqiaġvik (formerly Barrow), the sun won’t set again until August 2.Brian Brettschneider with our segment, Ask a Climatologist, said the sun rose on May 10 in Utqiaġvik at 2:54 am.Listen nowInterview Transcript:Brian: This is notable because it’s not going to set for quite awhile, until 1:56 am on August 2. So it’s literally going to become, as it does every summer, the land of the midnight sun. And this will actually be the first time it’s the land of the midnight sun after the name change, so there’s something notable about that.Annie: Do they have the same amount of 24 hour sun in the summer as darkness in the winter?Brian: That’s an interesting question because there’s this notion that this all balances out. You get all this sunlight in the winter and then you get the darkness in the winter. But it’s actually not the case. So up in Utqiaġvik, they have 84 days with 24-hour sunlight and in the winter it’s 65 days with no sunrise. That’s about a 19 or 20 day difference, so the summer is longer than the winter is by several weeks. And the reason for that is the shape of the earth’s orbit. We’re actually not quite a circle orbiting the sun, we’re like an ellipse and in summer we’re farther away from the sun. So to conserve angular momentum, the earth moves a little slower around the orbit and consequently our summers are longer than our winters.Annie: It seems like we’re cheating or something.Brian: When people say, ‘yeah you get all this daylight in the summer, then darkness and it all evens out,’ that’s not actually the case. If you map out the amount of daylight for the entire globe, it maxes out right at the Arctic circle, so right here through Alaska, we get more hours of daylight than they do anywhere in the lower 48, or anywhere in the southern hemisphere. On May 10, we have more daylight than they’ll see in the lower 48 even on their longest day of the year. We’re really adding daylight fast and still have about another five or six weeks to go to add even more daylight.
Palestinians carry an older man waving a Palestinian flag during a protest near the border with Israel east of Jabalia in the Gaza strip commemorating Land Day on 30 March. Photo: AFPThousands of Palestinians marched near the Gaza-Israel border on Friday in a major protest that has raised concerns for a possible violent clash with Israeli forces.Gazan protesters gathered in different spots along the border, AFP journalists said, with smaller numbers entering within a few hundreds metres (yards) of the heavily fortified fence.Israeli tanks and snipers were positioned on the other side of the border, using tear gas to force back the protesters.
X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /00:31 Listen Share – / 2The I-69 southbound bridge sustained heavy damage when the San Jacinto River flooded during Hurricane Harvey. After a rapid repair project, contractors are getting ready to open what’s essentially a new bridge, according to TxDOT’s Danny Perez. “The bridge columns, there were some impacts there so what we’ve done is reinforced those,” explained Perez. “And of course we put some new bridge beams and some new bridge deck.”While those repairs were underway all traffic was rerouted to the northbound bridge. Now that the work is complete, crews have to put the main lanes back in their original configuration before the southbound bridge can reopen. Perez said they plan to keep traffic moving through the work zone while they do it.“What we’re going to do is close some alternating lanes so they’ll do striping on several lanes, keep at least one lane open, hopefully two,” added Perez.The work begins at 9 p.m. Friday and Perez said they plan to finish by 5 a.m. Monday.TxDOT also plans to do work the weekend of June 30-July 1.TxDOT is close to completing the I-69 Eastex southbound mainlanes bridge over the San Jacinto River. Crews will work this weekend to get traffic shifted back over to the southbound side over the bridge. Get more info at https://t.co/AXZDoISpx4. pic.twitter.com/idSrM8Y4re— TxDOT- HOU District (@TxDOTHoustonPIO) June 21, 2018
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Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more Sponsored Content | Blog | Greg Freiherr | Computed Tomography (CT)| October 24, 2016 How IQon Spectral CT is Ushering in a New Era of Medicine Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., F read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough explains new advances in CT technologyPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 13:56Loaded: 1.17%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -13:56 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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Multi-slice was faster — and more accurate. But conventional CT scans often produce ambiguous data that can require additional testing. Rather than building scanners with ever more slices, Philips chose to unlock information in the spectrum of X-rays emitted during a CT exam.Today its premium scanner, the IQon Spectral CT, provides on-demand spectral results through its proprietary detection-based solution. The IQon Spectral CT reconstructs data by capturing high and low X-ray energies at the same time and in the same space. And it can break down energy-specific information into slices that highlight specific materials contained in tissues.Additionally, the IQon Spectral CT is equipped with the Spectral Diagnostic Suite, which includes Philips’ Spectral Magic Glass and the Magic Glass on PACS App. While Spectral Magic Glass allows several different spectral results to be viewed and compared at the same time for a specific region of interest, the Magic Glass on PACS App provides the ability to review and analyze spectral results from anywhere in the organization via your PACS. “There’s a clear advantage to making the right diagnosis in the first scan,” said Sondra Miller, vice president CT global product marketing. “With the IQon Spectral CT, the first exam is the right exam. It can provide better patient experiences. And it can empower clinicians to improve clinical outcomes — while at the same time achieving the economic objectives of their organizations.” The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Limiting DoseX-ray dose may be reduced between 60 and 80 percent by Philips’ iterative model reconstruction (IMR) software. With IMR, IQon Spectral CT administers patient doses identical to those of Philips’ conventional high-performance scanner, the iCT.Although IQon Spectral CT is the flagship of Philips’ CT portfolio, the premium scanner is being installed at medical institutions of all sizes, not just big teaching hospitals. Miller notes that providers all want to improve the quality of patient care and clinical outcomes. And the coming era of value-based medicine will require them to make these improvements, while keeping a lid on costs. IQon Spectral CT’s ability to support quick, confident, and cost-effective diagnoses plays into the strengths of value-based medicine, she said.“The world of healthcare is demanding solutions that will enhance diagnostic certainty and first time right imaging,” Miller said. “This is the value proposition of the IQon Spectral CT — to provide better patient experience, enhance clinical care and, ultimately, help achieve economic objectives.” Boosting EfficiencyAt Université catholique de Louvain (UCL) in Brussels, Belgium, an emergency patient complaining of chest pain and shortness of breath was scanned on the IQon Spectral CT. Clinicians could not clearly identify problematic pathology on conventional CT scans alone. However, utilizing spectral images, which are available on-demand on the IQon, clinicians were able to identify a perfusion defect in the right lower lung using iodine overlay results. They were then able to re-evaluate conventional scans to locate a small right lower lung pulmonary embolism (PE).If the IQon Spectral CT had not been available retrospectively, more testing might have been necessary to confirm the perfusion defect and find the PE.Spectral CT also expands the range of patients who can be scanned. Patients with metal implants, for example, may be scanned with minimal artifacts by viewing the data at the higher energy end of the CT spectrum. Images at high effective x-ray energies, ranging from 100 to 200 keV, are less susceptible to metal artifacts, Miller noted.Such selective reconstructions, rendered with quantitative accuracy, are possible thanks to Philips’ unique NanoPanel Prism detector. The detector simultaneously records the energies of photons across the x-ray spectrum. Its top layer picks up the lower energies; its bottom layer records the higher ones.Because data across the spectrum are acquired simultaneously, IQon Spectral CT requires no special preplanning or additional scans. Scan speed — and, therefore, patient throughput — are unaffected. IQon Spectral CT uses the same iPatient workflow as do most other conventional Philips CT scanners, Miller noted. “Spectral results are always on and can always be reviewed and analyzed on-demand on PACS, anytime, anywhere,” Miller said. “This complete integration of spectral data from the acquisition through analysis — with no impact on workflow — is the key enabler for spectral CT to become the standard of care.” Video Player is loading.Mark Ibrahim explains what EPs need from CT imagingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 5:23Loaded: 3.08%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -5:23 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more Video Player is loading.Mahadevappa Mahesh discusses trends in medical physics at the 2019 AAPM meetingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 4:01Loaded: 4.04%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -4:01 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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Consultation with a radiologist and a physicist should be made to determine the appropriate dose to obtain diagnostic image quality for the particular clinical task. Low-contrast detectability and image noise was assessed for 0.3% contrast using a Reference Abdomen Protocol — 10 mGy, 0.8/0.4 mm, Standard filter B as compared to 2 mGy IMR Smooth, L3; for 1.4% contrast using a Factory Abdomen Protocol — 10 mGy, 0.8/0.4 mm, Standard filter C as compared to 4 mGy IMR clinical indication Sharp, L3; tested on the MITA CT IQ phantom (CCTT183, Phantom Laboratories). 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JERUSALEM (AP) – Israeli authorities say the remains of a missing soldier have been found in a forest in northern Israel, ending a seven-year search.Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the body of Majdi Halabi, a Druse Arab soldier who disappeared in 2005, were found two weeks ago by a park ranger in the Carmel forest near the Israeli city of Haifa. Israeli police conducted a forensic investigation Thursday and confirmed that the remains match the soldier’s DNA. Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean Top Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Comments Share Halabi, who lived in the area, disappeared after hitchhiking.Israeli police are investigating the circumstances of his death.For years, a nonprofit organization offered $10 million reward for anyone with information on Halabi’s disappearance. The group later folded.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Sponsored Stories New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t like 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day
Toga Hotels invited friends and guests to enjoy a hilariously entertaining evening at the theatre to experience a wondrous production of ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’.Toga Hotels, whose brands include Adina apartments, Vibe Hotels, Medina serviced apartments and Travelodge Hotels, enjoys a long running partnership with the Sydney Theatre Company.The hit stage comedy, set in popular 1960’s-era Brighton, was inspired by an Italian play, ‘The Servant of Two Masters’ by Carlo Goldoni, originally written in the 18th century.The current adaptation by Richard Bean has playing to West-End and Broadway audiences in London and been running successfully for the past two years.‘One Man, Two Guvnors’ is a terrifically humorous adventure of love, lust, lies, labour and laying low.The Sydney Theatre Company at Walsh Bay will host the theatrical British romp until 11 May 2013.Source = e-Travel Blackboard: P.T. ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’ – an adventure of love, lust, lies, labour and laying low.
Meek Mill’s lawyers appeal again to free him by The Associated Press Posted Dec 5, 2017 7:36 am PDT Last Updated Dec 5, 2017 at 8:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email In this Nov. 6, 2017 photo, rapper Meek Mill arrives at the criminal justice center in Philadelphia. Common Pleas Judge Genece Brinkley on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 denied a motion allow the 30-year-old rapper to be bailed out of a Pennsylvania correctional facility. Mill was sentenced last month to two to four years for violating probation on a roughly decade-old gun and drug case. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) PHILADELPHIA – Meek Mill’s legal team is again asking an appeals court to free him from prison.Lawyers for the rapper filed their appeal with Pennsylvania’s Superior Court on Monday, the same day that the Philadelphia judge who jailed Mill denied to release him and called him a “danger to the community.”The 30-year-old rapper was sentenced to two to four years in prison last month for violating probation on a roughly decade-old gun and drug case.His lawyers unsuccessfully appealed to the higher court last week and have also called for the judge to step aside because “there was an FBI investigation” into her conduct and Mill’s case.The FBI says it does not confirm or deny investigations. The judge has had no comment.
by Pablo Arauz Pena, The Associated Press Posted Jun 19, 2018 12:00 am PDT Last Updated Jun 19, 2018 at 6:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email In this Saturday, June 16, 2018, photo, Chris Pratt accepts the generation award at the MTV Movie and TV Awards at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP) SANTA MONICA, Calif. – The MTV Movie & TV Awards gave “Black Panther” its first taste of awards glory, with Marvel’s blockbuster taking home four honours including two awards for its star, Chadwick Boseman.Boseman quickly handed off his best hero award to James Shaw Jr., who wrestled an assault-style rifle away from a gunman in a Tennessee Waffle House in April. “This is going to live at your house,” Boseman told Shaw, giving him the show’s golden popcorn award.The actor said while it was an honour to be recognized for playing a superhero, it was more important to “acknowledge the heroes we have in real life.”Boseman, who starred as T’Challa in “Black Panther,” also won the award for best performance in a movie. Michael B. Jordan, who played the villain Erik Killmonger, won best villain.“Stranger Things” was the top television honoree, winning four awards including a repeat win for best show.The awards were handed out Saturday and were broadcast Monday night.The show is known for bringing fresh talent to light, as well as acknowledging established celebrities in more quirky categories like best kiss and most frightened performance. Host Tiffany Haddish donned a variety of costumes throughout the ceremony, including nods to classic film and TV roles such as Holly Golightly from “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and Starlet from “The Carol Burnett Show.”She kicked off the show with a “Black Panther” skit, foreshadowing the film’s big night, noting in her opening monologue that is it the first African-American film to earn more than $1 billion at the box office. Throughout the night, Haddish also parodied other hit films such as “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and “A Quiet Place.”“Black Panther,” about a king and virtuous superhero of the technologically-advanced nation of Wakanda, broke barriers earlier this year as the first Marvel film to feature a black lead. Its massive popularity overshadowed competing films like “Wonder Woman” and “Avengers: Infinity War.”Haddish, who also won an award for her breakthrough role in “Girls Trip,” noted that she is the first black woman to host the awards show, which is in its 27th year.The gay teen comedy “Love, Simon” won for best kiss for a scene between Nick Robinson and Keiynan Lonsdale.While Robinson wasn’t there to accept the award, Lonsdale gave some encouraging words to LGBTQ youth.“I just want to say to every kid,” he said. “You can live your dreams and kiss the one that you love no matter what gender.”In addition to winning best show, kids of “Stranger Things” also won awards for most frightened performance, best musical moment and best performance for Millie Bobby Brown. The actress, who plays Eleven in the series, couldn’t make the event because of a broken kneecap. Brown accepted the award for best performance via satellite.Other winners included Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom in “Riverdale” for scene stealer, Gal Gadot for best fight as Wonder Woman and the young cast of “It” for best on-screen team.“Gaga: Fight Foot Two” won the award for best documentary. The Netflix feature followed Lady Gaga during the production of her fifth studio album “Joanne.”Common presented Lena Waithe with the trailblazer award for her activism, writing and “deeply honest art.”During her acceptance speech, Waithe paid tribute to “Paris is Burning,” the 1990 documentary released about the drag scene in New York during the late ’80s. She called those documented, many who aren’t alive anymore, “the bravest human beings that ever lived”“I’m doing what we as a society should have done a long time ago and give them the glory and shine that they deserve,” she said.Chris Pratt mixed humour and religious messages while accepting the show’s generation award, telling the crowd to “breathe. If you don’t, you’ll suffocate.”He also urged fans to “learn to pray” and accept that they are imperfect.The show also featured musical performances by Nick Jonas and Mustard, as well as rising stars and Beyoncé protégés Chloe x Halle.___Follow Pablo Arauz Pena on Twitter: https://twitter.com/pabloaarauz On a big night for ‘Panther,’ Boseman honours real-life hero
by The Associated Press Posted Jan 10, 2019 3:37 am PDT Judge dismisses part of Judd’s lawsuit against Weinstein AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LOS ANGELES — A federal judge has reportedly dismissed part of Ashley Judd’s lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein.Judge Philip S. Gutierrez of United States District Court in Los Angeles ruled Wednesday that the actress’ sexual harassment claim does not fall within the scope of a California statute. But he said Judd may go proceed to trial with separate allegations against Weinstein of defamation and economic interference, according to reports in the Los Angeles Times and The New York Times.Judd says that after she rejected Weinstein’s sexual advances two decades ago, he defamed her to “Lord of the Rings” director Peter Jackson, hurting her career.Weinstein, 66, also faces criminal prosecution in New York City and is the target of other criminal investigations.The former movie mogul has denied engaging in nonconsensual sexual activity.The Associated Press
President Nicos Anastasiades said that despite the disappointment felt by many about the deadlock in Switzerland last month, Cyprus could not become a protectorate of Turkey.In his address on Saturday evening at the annual festival of Stroumbi village in Paphos, the president said he was willing to continue efforts to reunify the island but would not surrender it to Turkey.“It is unthinkable that some believe Cyprus could become a protectorate of Turkey,” he said.He refused to present Greek Cypriots with a solution he did not believe would be in their best interest.“I am willing to compromise if I feel that our country is truly independent and sovereign and it is not controlled, and will not be controlled by Turkey, and that (a settlement) will serve the interests of Cypriots and not of any third country,” he said.He added that it was within this framework he worked during the Conference on Cyprus that ended inconclusively early last month in Switzerland.“I know that many have been disappointed by the results – so was I – but at the same time it was not possible – for the sake of any settlement – to return with a solution that would serve only those who wanted permanent military presence, permanent guarantor and intervention rights,” Anastasiades said. Such a thing, he said, would be contrary to the European principles and Cyprus’ status as a European country.Everyone should contribute to the efforts to reunify the country, as long as the island was not surrendered to Turkey.Meanwhile, member of the negotiating team and former foreign minister, Erato Kozakou Markoulli, predicted that the deadlock would continue for a while.In an interview to Kathimerini published on Sunday, Markoulli refuted claims that the Greek Cypriot side was to blame for the collapse of talks. The Turkish Cypriot side as exhibited a “bulimic and greedy stance”.The final say on the talks, she said, belonged to the UN Security Council, after the report of the UN Secretary-General on his good offices was published.Anastasiades said last week that he would investigate the possibility of a new initiative for a Cyprus settlement during the UN General Assembly, next month in New York. In a recent interview, Anastasiades said the two sides were close to reaching a settlement deal in Switzerland but this was prevented by Turkey’s insistence on the permanent presence of 1,800 Turkish soldiers on the island.A UN spokesman said last week that the parties in Cyprus were now in a period of reflection, while the UNSG would make a decision on the way forward in due course. You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoYahoo SearchResearch Compact SUVs. New SUVs May Make You Want To Trade Yours In Today – See For Yourself!Yahoo SearchUndoGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementTop Cardiologist: Throw Out All Your Gluten Now (Not For The Reason You Think)Gundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboola
President Nicos Anastasiades was not formally or adequately briefed about the situation festering inside the co-operative banking sector before it spiralled out of control, he has said.In an interview with daily Phileleftheros, the second part of which was published on Monday, the president appeared to leave the Central Bank chief high and dry.He told the paper that prior to the February 2018 presidential elections, Central Bank governor Chrystalla Georghadji did not brief him on the state of the co-op.Rumours that co-operative banks were bleeding deposits from jittery customers began circulating in late 2017.This timeframe coincided with the election campaign for the 2018 presidential ballot.According to Anastasiades, on January 19, 2018 he summoned Georghadji to the presidential palace to ask her whether the rumours were true.During that meeting, he claims, the Central Bank chief initially told him: “I see you are aware of the problem within the co-ops.”To which he responded: “Excuse me. I am merely hearing rumours. I would like a briefing.”However, Georghadji was unable to either confirm or deny the reports, because the Central Bank of Cyprus was not directly responsible for the co-ops.The Cyprus Co-op, recapitalised with €1.7bn in taxpayers’ money, was compelled to sell its operations to Hellenic Bank in June after its failure to reduce its non-performing loans stock fast enough, wiped out its equity. The state-owned lender was jointly supervised by the Central Bank of Cyprus and the European Central Bank’s (ECB) Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM).Anastasiades said Georghadji told him that the Cyprus co-ops came directly under the supervision of the ECB and the SSM and “as such I cannot tell you more.”What was known at the time, the president added, was that the co-ops were saddled with high levels of non-performing loans.In the same interview, Anastasiades said European banking authorities appeared to have treated the co-ops “harshly”.He also defended the handling of the matter by his finance minister, Harris Georgiades.During hearings held on the demise of the Co-op, bankers said the lender’s fate was sealed when the European supervisors lost their confidence.The hearings concluded earlier this month, and it’s understood that the final report is being written up at this time.You May LikePlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoGundry MD Total Restore SupplementU.S. Cardiologist: It’s Like a Pressure Wash for Your InsidesGundry MD Total Restore SupplementUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)UndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboola