Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment TORONTO (April 4, 2017) – Beginning April 11, Bravo is unlocking a nation-wide freeview showcasing its lineup of must-see exclusive dramas.As recently announced, THE HANDMAID’S TALE starring Elisabeth Moss is one of multiple exclusive tent-pole dramas to air in Canada on Bravo. The 10-episode series kicks off with a special, two-hour premiere event on Sunday, April 30 from 9 – 11 p.m. ET (10 p.m. – midnight PT) and continues Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT, beginning May 7. Click here for a sneak peek.In THE KENNEDYS: AFTER CAMELOT Katie Holmes reprises her role as Jackie Kennedy Onassis from the critically acclaimed 2011 miniseries THE KENNEDYS, and is joined by Canadian star Matthew Perry as Ted Kennedy. The two-part, four-hour miniseries debuts exclusively on Bravo on Sunday, April 16 and April 23 at 9 p.m. ET. Click here for sneak peek. Login/Register With: About BravoBravo delivers compelling stories through clever and immersive programming to viewers across Canada. From high-profile dramas to blockbuster feature films, Bravo is home to award-winning entertainment. Bravo is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. More information about Bravo is available at www.bravo.ca. Advertisement Advertisement Based on the novel by Kem Nunn, provocative and psychological thriller CHANCE premieres Sunday, May 7 at 10 p.m. ET. The 10-epiosde, hour-long drama stars Hugh Laurie (HOUSE) as Eldon Chance, a forensic neuropsychiatrist.Premiering Tuesday, April 18 at 8 p.m. ET, cult-favourite PRETTY LITTLE LIARS returns with its final 10 episodes to unearth answers to the last remaining secrets.Joining the dramatic Tuesday night roster is the all new Hollywood drama FAMOUS IN LOVE, premiering on Tuesday, April 18 at 9 p.m. ET. The 10-episode hour-long series stars Bella Thorne (The Duff) as Paige, an ordinary college student who gets her big break when she lands the leading role in the next Hollywood blockbuster. Niki Koss stars alongside Thorne as confident and entitled Alexis, who is up for the same role as Paige.Sunday night movies begin Sunday, April 30 at 7 p.m. ET, beginning with the smash-hit MURDER SHE BAKED movie series starring Alison Sweeney (DAYS OF OUR LIVES) with the all new movie, MURDER SHE BAKED: JUST DESSERTS. A fan-favourite, the inaugural instalment MURDER, SHE BAKED: A CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE MYSTERY drew in an average of 400,000 viewers when it aired in August 2015.Also premiering is a brand new murder mystery series starring singer-songwriter Jewel and Canadian Colin Ferguson. FRAMED FOR MURDER: A FIXER UPPER MYSTERY premieres exclusively on Bravo on Sunday, May 7 at 7 p.m. ET.Fan-favourite UNDERGROUND returns Monday, April 24 at 9 p.m. ET. The Season 2 premiere finds John Hawks (Marc Blucas) working to keep Noah (Aldis Hodge, Hidden Figures) from being hanged for murder.See below for premiere dates and descriptions for new and returning series. All dates are subject to change. Visit Bravo.ca to confirm local broadcast times.Bravo Freeview Programming Includes:THE KENNEDYS: AFTER CAMELOT (Sunday, April 16 at 9 p.m. ET – Two-Hour Mini-Series Premiere)The mini-series follows the assassination of Bobby Kennedy, as Jackie (Holmes) defies public opinion and marries Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis (Alexander Siddig, GAME OF THRONES). Ted Kennedy (Perry) is pressured to replace his fallen brother and continue the legacy of “Camelot” by running for the White House himself. The Kennedy family is shaken to its core when Ted’s car accident at Chappaquiddick results in the death of his female companion. Jackie returns from Greece – over the objections of Onassis – to help the Kennedys, only to find herself drawn into their attempt to save Ted’s career by evading justice.PRETTY LITTLE LIARS (Tuesday, April 18 at 8 p.m. ET – Season 7B Premiere)The liars return to pick up the pieces in the final ten episodes of PRETTY LITTLE LIARS. After years of being stalked and bullied by the mysterious “A” – first, the original “A”; then later by big “A”; and now by their newest tormentor “A.D.” – Aria (Lucy Hale), Spencer (Troian Bellisario), Hanna (Ashley Benson), Emily (Shay Mitchell) and Alison (Sasha Pieterse) are ready to end the games and finish this for good.FAMOUS IN LOVE (Tuesday, April 18 at 9 p.m. ET – Series Premiere)Paige (Bella Thorne) is an ordinary college student, before she gets her big break after auditioning for the starring role in a Hollywood blockbuster. Paige must now navigate her new star-studded life and undeniable chemistry with her two co-leads while discovering the highs and lows that come with being the new It Girl in town.UNDERGROUND (Monday, April 24 at 9 p.m. ET – Season 2 Premiere)The second season of the Underground Railroad thriller continues the characters’ unremitting struggle for freedom within a divided America on the brink of civil war, each side vying to enact their own justice.MURDER SHE BAKED: JUST DESSERTS (Sunday, April 30 at 7 p.m. ET – Movie Premiere)Hannah Swensen (Sweeney) is thrilled when she is chosen as a guest for the first Eden Lake Dessert Bake-Off, but when fellow judge, Coach Boyd Watson is found murdered; Hannah once again takes it upon herself to find the killer.THE HANDMAID’S TALE (Sunday, April 30 at 9 p.m. ET – Two-Hour Series Premiere)The series follows life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly part of the United States. Facing environmental disasters and a plunging birthrate, Gilead is ruled by a twisted fundamentalist regime that treats women as property of the state. As one of the few remaining fertile women, Offred (Elisabeth Moss) is a Handmaid in the Commander’s household, one of the caste of women forced into sexual servitude as a last desperate attempt to repopulate a devastated world. In this terrifying society where one wrong word could end her life, Offred navigates between Commanders, their cruel Wives, domestic Marthas, and her fellow Handmaids – where anyone could be a spy for Gilead – with one goal: to survive and find the daughter that was taken from her.FRAMED FOR MURDER: A FIXER UPPER MYSTERY (Sunday, May 7 at 7 p.m. ET – Movie Premiere)In the small resort town of Lighthouse Cove, everyone knows that the best man for the job is a woman. And that woman is Shannon Hughes (Jewel), owner of a construction company and an expert in Victorian home restoration and renovation. Through her renovations she will find clues to uncover the house’s secret past and in turn become an unlikely sleuth to help crack these unsolved mysteries.CHANCE (Sunday, May 7 at 10 p.m. ET – Series Premiere)A provocative, psychological thriller, CHANCE focuses on Hugh Laurie as Eldon Chance, a San Francisco-based forensic neuropsychiatrist who reluctantly gets sucked into a violent and dangerous world of mistaken identity, police corruption and mental illness. After an ill-advised decision regarding an alluring patient who may or may not be struggling with a multiple personality disorder, Chance finds himself in the crosshairs of her abusive spouse, who also happens to be a ruthless police detective. In over his head, Chance’s descent into the city’s shadowy underbelly, all while navigating the waters of a contentious divorce and the tribulations of his teenage daughter, soon spirals into an ever-deepening exploration of one of mankind’s final frontiers — the shadowy, undiscovered country of the human mind. Facebook Twitter
Fuel prices were increased again today under the fuel price formula.The Finance Ministry said that under the formula the price of a litre of Petrol 95 Octane has been increased by Rs. 2 and Super Diesel by Rs. 1. The Finance Ministry said that there is no change in the price of Petrol 92 Octane.On July 10th the price of Petrol 92 Octane was increased by Rs 8, Petrol 95 Octane by Rs 7, Diesel by Rs 9 and Super Diesel by Rs 10. (Colombo Gazette)
Eran Wickramaratne – State Minister of FinanceVijayakala Maheswaran – State Minister of EducationJ.C. Alawathuwala – State Minister of Internal and Home Affairs and Local Government and Provincial CouncilsRanjan Ramanayake – State Minister of Highways and Road DevelopmentAli Zahir Moulana – State Minister of Social EmpowermentRuwan Wijewardena – State Minister of DefenceRanjith Aluwihare – State Minister of Tourism DevelopmentWasantha Aluwihare – State Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Rural Economic AffairsLucky Jayawardena – State Minister of Town Planning and Water SupplyNiroshan Perera – State Minister of National Policies and Economic AffairsChampika Premadasa – State Minister of Power and Renewable EnergyAshoka Abeysinghe – State Minister of Transport and Civil AviationFaizal Cassim – Health Nutrition and Indigenous MedicineH.M.M. Harees – State Minister of Provincial Councils and Local GovernmentAmeer Ali – State Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Rural Economic AffairsDilip Wedaarachchi – State Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources DevelopmentVadivel Suresh – State Minister of Plantation IndustriesDeputy Ministers:Buddhika Pathirana – Deputy Minister of Industry and CommerceNalin Bandara – Deputy Minister of Development Strategies and International TradeAnoma Gamage – Deputy Minister of Petroleum Resources DevelopmentEdward Gunasekara – Deputy Minister of Lands and Parliamentary ReformsAjith Mannapperuma – Deputy Minister of EnvironmentKarunaratna Paranavithana – Deputy Minister of Skills Development and Vocational TrainingPalitha Thewaraperuma – Deputy Minister of Social Empowerment Dr Harsha de Silva – Minister of Economic Reforms and Public Distribution (non-Cabinet)Ajith P. Perera – Minister of Digital Infrastructure and Information Technology (non-Cabinet)Sujeewa Senasinghe – Minister of Science, Technology and Research (non-Cabinet)State Ministers: Non-Cabinet Ministers: President Maithripala Sirisena today appointed non-cabinet Ministers, State Ministers and Deputy Ministers at the Presidential Secretariat.Three non-cabinet ministers, 17 State Ministers and 7 Deputy Ministers took oaths.
The $12.5 million Srebrenica Regional Recovery Programme (SRRP) is a comprehensive development framework that seeks to revitalize the human and physical capital of Srebrenica and the neighbouring municipalities of Bratunac and Milici, according to UN officials who launched the project at a news conference in Sarajevo. The project is a joint effort of the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina (UNMIBH).The Programme “represents a significant impetus to the development of a region that has remained marginalized, trapped in poverty and the bleak past of war, and which is at the same time crucial to consolidating peace, a modern European state and a successful, sustainable economy in post-war Bosnia and Herzegovina,” Henrik Kolstrup, the UNDP Resident Representative, told a donors’ meeting yesterday.For his part, Jacques Paul Klein, the head of UNMIBH, said the SRRP offered the opportunity to provide people “with the hope and encouragement to build a better future for themselves, their families, and generations to come.”With the focus of the SRRP on four interrelated components – economic development, housing and infrastructure reconstruction, support to municipal governance, and civil society capacity building – the direct beneficiaries of the Programme will be returnees to the three municipalities and legal residents in the region, the UN officials said.The SRRP framework is based on UNDP’s previous experience in supporting sustainable return, which has been successful in the Central-Bosnian Canton, Posavina and Brcko District. UNDP was the first organization to introduce an integrated approach to sustainable return, confirming that Bosnia and Herzegovina is moving towards development after the post-conflict phase.The three-year Programme, which was presented to donor representatives in Sarajevo yesterday, will be the subject of a donors’ conference 13 May at UN Headquarters in New York.
In a report to the Security Council, Mr. Annan says a long-term commitment by the international community is essential to help make secure and to reconstruct the southern part of Africa’s largest country, which was torn by war for more than two decades.But he states that the mission faces daunting logistical challenges: aside from its security problems, southern Sudan is extremely isolated, with “poor communications, few hardened roads or runways and an inoperable railway system,” as well as extra transport restrictions during the annual rainy season. Landmines and unexploded ordnances present another risk.The area covered by the mission – which would be set up under Chapter VI of the UN Charter – is also so large that one of the six proposed operational sectors is the size of Austria and another is equal to the state of New York.The report to the Council follows last month’s signing of a peace deal ending the civil war between the Sudanese Government and the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A) that had raged since 1983. The peace agreement has provisions on power-sharing, some autonomy for the south, and more equitable distribution of economic resources, including oil.Mr. Annan says a deployment of 10,130 military troops and up to 755 civilian police is necessary, and he voices concern that, despite appeals to at least 100 nations, the UN “has received a very limited number of responses.” So far there are enough commitments to meet only the first phase of the planned deployment.The Secretary-General states that substantial aid is required to resettle refugees and IDPs, with between 500,000 and 1.2 million displaced people expected to return to their homes this year alone. Money is also needed to fund economic development and Norway has agreed to organize an international reconstruction conference.The civil war in the south has concluded as another continues in the Darfur region in the country’s west, where tens of thousands of people have been killed and more than 1.8 million others displaced from their homes during the past two years.Mr. Annan says “it would be impractical for peace to reign” across all of Sudan before supporting the peace agreement that has been struck in the south, and he expresses hope that the deal will help the Sudanese people resolve their other conflicts.Jan Pronk, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Sudan, is expected to brief the Council tomorrow on the contents of the report.
“I know Otis talked about wanting to start a golf club here and he was sending out flyers trying to have people come to a room on Howard’s campus and just get people interested in the game,” Curry said. “But he wanted to take it to another level. The idea around recreating Howard’s golf team, turning it into a Division I program for men and women was born on that specific night. Seven and a half, eight months later we are here announcing the first Division I golf program for Howard University all because of this guy here.” The historically Black university announced the development Monday in a news release. Fox 26 Charlotte reported Curry will contribute $1 million toward plans to introduce and grow access to golf at the HBCU, where scholarships will also be offered. To do so, the Howard press release states Curry will access major players in sports and the community, including sports apparel company Under Amour, sporting goods brand Calloway Golf Company and his own Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation to collect items including uniforms and equipment for the effort. GOD SHOWED OUT!!!🙏🏾 https://t.co/PgfONLiRbS— Otis Ferguson IV (@ferg_iv) August 20, 2019 “Golf is a sport that has changed my life in ways that are less tangible, but just as impactful,” Curry, who grew up playing the game with his dad, said in a statement. “It’s a discipline that challenges your mental wherewithal from patience to focus, and is impossible to truly master, so when you hear about these passionate student athletes who have the talent but don’t have a fair shot at the game, it’s tough. I feel really honored to play a small role in the rich history of Howard University, and look forward to building their first men’s and women’s golf teams with them.” Despite being an NBA MVP, Steph Curry’s has a love for golf, and he’s taking that passion to the bank by bankrolling Howard University’s new golf program through 2025. Ferguson has expressed his excitement on Twitter by retweeting a video of the announcement Tuesday and saying, “GOD SHOWED OUT!!!🙏🏾” Men’s and women’s golf teams will be introduced at Howard by 2020. It will be the first set of Division I teams in the sport at the school. Previously, Howard had a Division II golf team as well as different intramural teams and intercollegiate clubs for the elite golf. Speaking at a press conference at the Washington, D.C., university August 19, Curry said he was inspired to make this effort a reality after a conversation with Howard senior and golfer Otis Ferguson IV, whom the basketball star met during a visit to the school earlier this year. Curry had been on campus to promote his documentary “Emanuel” in January. University President Wayne A. I. Frederick said in a statement that the school is “honored to partner with NBA Champion Stephen Curry to launch what is sure to become one of the best golf programs in the country.”
Medical students are being put off becoming GPs by a culture of “banter” that stigmatises general practice as “soft” and “unglamorous”, the head of the profession has warned.Maureen Baker, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said the “systematic denigration” of family doctors was having a noticeable impact on the number medics choosing to pursue the vocation as a career.The situation is being compounded, she said, by specialist hospital doctors, responsible for mentoring trainee medics, who too often “bad mouth” general practice. England is currently experiencing an estimated shortfall of 3,325 GPs, with12 per cent of posts unfilled in 2015, according to the royal college, which estimates the deficit will rise to 8,371 by 2020 if the current trend continues.The difficulty of securing a GP appointment is also exacerbating the crisis in increasingly overwhelmed accident and emergency departments, where waiting times are spiraling.Professor Baker said the culture had not improved in the last 20 years.“I’m shocked – if anything it’s got worse,” she said.“It’s very concerning, when we think GPs and our teams conduct 90 per cent of all patient contacts, that this “banter” is yet another barrier we are up against when trying to recruit enough GPs to ensure a safe and robust service for the future of patient care.“It is so widespread and systematic that if you are interested in general practice you don’t admit to it, you cover it up,” she added. Aspiring GPs often feel they can’t reveal their ambitionsCredit:Telegraph The RCGP president said she had heard numerous anecdotes from junior doctors who had expressed an interest in becoming GPs only to be told “don’t waste your talent” by senior hospital specialists.“These kinds of comments are hugely powerful from senior doctors,” she said.“But this is a stereotype of general practice, where we are increasingly having to deal with patients who have multiple problems.“We have to be expert medical generalists.”Professor Baker’s intervention was echoed by Sir Simon Wessely, President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, who said careers in psychiatric medicine are also the target of negative stereotyping among students.“It’s not that we can’t take a joke, but often the banter directed at psychiatrists isn’t a joke on us, it’s a joke on our patients and that isn’t acceptable,” he said.“People with mental disorders, just like those with physical disorders, deserve the best minds to find new treatments and provide the best care.“This behavior flies in the face of everything we are doing across the health service, and society, to give our patients with mental health problems parity of esteem to those with physical health problems.”Sir Simon called for an end to the “sinister” trend, but said neither royal college was calling for any form of censorship.“It’s about fostering respect between healthcare professionals for the specific roles we each bring to medicine, but also for our patients, whatever condition they present with.”He acknowledged denigration of certain disciplines is “part of tradition within medicine”, but questioned the logic of protecting a tradition that “ultimately puts our patients at risk.” If you are interested in general practice you don’t admit to it, you cover it upProfessor Maureen Baker, Chair of the Royal College of GPs 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.
The crisis threatening the heritage of rural Britain is now so great that the heritage body Historic England estimates 40 per cent of listed churches have been targeted. Evidence points to the thefts being highly organized by criminals who use modern technology, including drones, Google Earth and sat nav to first spot their targets through aerial footage and then plot their routes. Dioceses… Almost half of listed churches have been targeted by criminals, new figures show, as police warn of professional gangs using the latest technology find easy targets and map out escape routes. The epidemic of crime is dominated by metal thefts with entire roofs being removed from historic places of worship.
James Gunn Once Again Directing ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’Dark Phoenix Trailer Released & More Marvel Movie News .@ClarkGregg teases his role in the upcoming #CaptainMarvel movie: https://t.co/U2HxkSlATs pic.twitter.com/XutxLdGvsv— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) May 18, 2018“He’s a bit of a new guy in S.H.I.E.L.D. He’s a lot younger,” Gregg said. “It’s the earliest we will have seen him, so when he says, ‘Mr. Stark, this isn’t my first rodeo,’ in Iron Man, this is maybe the rodeo he’s talking about.” Now that’s an interesting thought. What was Phil Coulson’s first rodeo? Well, it apparently involved the Skrulls, that’s about all we know about Captain Marvel at this point. With his easygoing confidence in Phase 1 MCU movies and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., it’ll be interesting to see a less sure Coulson. What does that guy look like on his first day? It’s a shame we won’t get to see any of the other agents, particularly Ming-Na Wen’s Agent May. It’d make sense if she were starting out at the same time as Coulson, and it’d be cool to see her character existing somewhere in the movies. But the movies and TV shows can’t really touch each other anymore. It’s too bad, but what can you do?Finally, we have a new TV spot for Ant-Man and the Wasp that proves this movie is coming out at the perfect time. The more footage we see of this movie, the more it looks like the perfect pick-me-up after Avengers: Infinity War. That ending destroyed us all, and we need something lighthearted and comic to keep us going until Captain Marvel and Avengers 4. It’s looking like Ant-Man and the Wasp will fill that role nicely.They’re really having a lot of fun with the size-changing stuff in this one. I can’t tell what I like more, that awesome car flip or the giant Hello Kitty PEZ dispenser. Also, Ghost looks like a fantastic villain, and Evangeline Lilly is pure action hero in this trailer. The stakes aren’t as high as in Avengers: Infinity War, and we don’t need them to be. The first Ant-Man was a perfect foil to Avengers: Age of Ultron, and it’s looking like this will fill the same role. And I’m glad they’re addressing the whole Captain America: Civil War thing. It is just a little messed up that Scott didn’t even think of asking Hope along. Now I just hope it gives us a good explanation for where Ant-Man was during Infinity War.We’ll find out soon enough. Ant-Man and the Wasp comes out in theaters July 6. Stay on target It’s still weird to think about there being movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe after Avengers 4. With what little we know about it, plus the events of Avengers: Infinity War, there’s really no way to know what they’ll look like. The only sure thing is they’ll still be superhero films. At this point, the only Phase 4 movies we know for sure are coming are sequels. So at least we can be relatively certain they’ll resemble their predecessors. The sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming (which I really hope is called Spider-Man: Prom) will be another lightly comic superhero high school melodrama. Only with a new villain this time. And now we know who that villain is.Jake Gyllenhaal is in talks to play Mysterio in the next movie, according to Variety. That’s pretty perfect casting, actually. After seeing how dark the actor can go in Nightcrawler, he can certainly bring a ton of terror to a comic book villain like Mysterio. I’m just glad the villain is finally getting his big screen debut. He was always my favorite of Spider-Man’s rogues. I loved his theatricality, his ability to surprise Spider-Man, and his cool magic tricks. Also, he has that fish bowl head. I can’t tell you why young me liked that look, I can only tell you that I did. Gyllenhaal can certainly play up the theatrics and give us a great magic show, so I can’t wait to see what they do with him.Once again, the movie will be a joint production between Marvel Studios and Sony. Pretty much everyone’s returning for the sequel, too. Aside from the obvious returns like Tom Holland, Marissa Tomei and Zendaya, director Jon Watts is back and Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley are writing the script again. The movie will also see the return of The Vulture. Yes, Michael Keaton has signed on for the sequel, so Tom Holland’s Spider-Man hasn’t seen the last of his original nemesis. There’s no word on the plot of the movie, but I have a theory.AdChoices广告This is pure speculation, but based on what the comics usually do with Mysterio, this is what I think is likely. The comics (and animated series, and video game) love to have Mysterio make fake Spideys. The movie could be about The Vulture meeting Mysterio and teaming up with him to get revenge on Spider-Man, ruin his good name, and thereby get back into his family’s good graces. Mysterio could make a fake Spider-Man commit high-profile crimes, forcing Peter to navigate a New York that doesn’t like him. Probably without much assistance from any Avenger this time. It would also give the movie a good reason to introduce The Daily Bugle. And if it does, please recast J.K. Simmons as J. Jonah Jameson. There’s really no one else who can do it.Clark Gregg (via Marvel)Before we get there though, we still have a few movies to go before Marvel closes out Phase 3. The most exciting of which is Captain Marvel. The movie comes out next February, and will take place more than 10 years before any other Marvel movie. That means we’re going to be learning a lot about some MCU mainstays. Particularly Nick Fury and Agent Coulson. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Clark Gregg said he was thrilled that Captain Marvel would be bringing Coulson back to the big screen. He also revealed that we’re going to see some of the character’s earliest days in S.H.I.E.L.D. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.
WILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Apple is asking weekly questions to the seven candidates running in contested primaries for the Wilmington/Tewksbury State Representative seat (19th Middlesex).Below, in her own words, are the responses to this week’s questions from candidate Erika Johnson (D-Wilmington).#3) What is your interpretation of the 2nd Amendment? When, if ever, should a citizen’s 2nd Amendment rights be curtailed? Do you consider yourself a pro 2ndAmendment candidate? (submitted by Rob Fasulo of Wilmington) My interpretation of the 2nd Amendment is as read “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed”, written in 1789. While I respect the constitutional right to bear arms, we must acknowledge that much has changed within our government, society and gun technology since 1789. I believe in 2nd Amendment but also support universal background checks, closing the gun show loophole and banning bump stocks and assault rifles. I stand with Congressman Seth Moulton and many other fellow veterans who have called for the ban of assault rifles; saying these dangerous weapons should only be in the hands of trained military personnel.Gun violence is an epidemic in our country and we must put safeguards in place to protect the population. I applaud the Massachusetts Legislature for passing the Red Flag Gun Law which gives judges the power to strip weapons from individuals flagged as a danger to themselves or others. We, as a society, are becoming desensitized to the atrocities that have happened from Newtown to Virginia Tech to Aurora to Las Vegas; schools to movie theaters to concerts, it’s overdue that we act on common sense gun reform and I’m so proud to live in a state that although slow, has taken action to protect its people.#4) Do you support capital punishment? When, if ever, should a person convicted of a crime be put to death by its government? Would you support reinstating the death penalty in Massachusetts? (submitted by George Ferdinand of Tewksbury) I do not support capital punishment and would not support reinstating the death penalty in Massachusetts. I believe capital punishment violates the constitutional ban against cruel and unusual punishment, a state should not be able to kill one of their own. As a country, the US is seen as a leader yet this practice is seen internationally as inhumane.When this issue is brought up, I often think of the victim’s family and the quote “An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind” – Mahatma Gandhi. Personally, (god forbid) if I was put in that situation, I would feel more at peace knowing the person who killed my loved one was spending the rest of their life behind bars 23 hours a day than killed.Also, the sheer cost of capital punishment cases is astronomical; Cases without the death penalty cost an average of $740,000, while cases where the death penalty is sought cost an average of $1.26 million. Maintaining each death row prisoner costs taxpayers $90,000 more per year than a prisoner in general population. (https://deathpenaltyinfo.org/costs-death-penalty). If other states took Massachusetts’ lead and abolished capital punishment, that money saved could be reinvested in more effective crime deterrents such as education, gang prevention programs, mental health and drug treatment programs. Between the money spent, long appeals process, media coverage and drawn-out, painful process for the victim’s family, Massachusetts made the right decision when the death penalty was abolished in 1984. Bonus “Fun” Question: Which town has the best breakfast spots? TEWKSBURY with Donna’s Donuts, Vic’s Waffle House, Perfecto’s, Bradford Lantern, Deli King, Route 38 Café, IHOP, & Cracker Barrel or WILMINGTON with As Good As It Gets, Country Chef, Sunny Side Café, Modash Café, Heav’nly Donuts, Starbucks & Panera Bread? For the record, each town has 8 Dunkin Donuts. In Tewksbury, Perfecto’s, I love their fun coffee flavors and delicious breakfast sandwiches. However, Wilmington takes the cake as Heav’nly Donuts is my go-to spot! My favorite is their Samoa Iced Coffee and every once in a while, a blueberry cake donut. You also can’t beat As Good As It Gets and it’s always nice to have a Starbucks in town!(NOTE: Do you have a question for the candidates? 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A ribbon cutting ceremony for a new public facility was held Thursday morning in downtown Ketchikan. The christening of the Stedman –Thomas Neighborhood Loo attracted about 40 people on a sunny and windy morning.Download AudioWith public restrooms few and far between in downtown Ketchikan, the much-needed facility was opened light-heartedly with plungers, poo cookies, and toilet-paper-for-napkins on hand. Borough Transit Director Kyan Reeve says the state-of-the-art design is used in Portland, Oregon and cost less than $100,000.Kyan Reeve introduces mayors Dave Kiffer and Lew Williams III. (KRBD photo)“This bathroom is really quite high tech. As you can see the louvers on it allow for self-policing by the community. When you see more than one set of legs in there you know that you probably need to call the authorities. There is a motion-detection lighting system that, at nighttime, lights up the signs on the outside. But when somebody goes inside the facility it turns off the outside lighting and turns on interior lighting. You can see the light coming up and out of the louvers to help to identify that it is in use. The lighting is a special anti-vein lighting, kind of a bluish color, the same color as your veins, making it hard to use illicit drugs in there.”Reeve says the facility is very sparse with only a toilet and a hand sanitizer. The hand sanitizer is mounted outside the bathroom. He says this makes it easy to clean and eliminates the “hotel effect.” Reeve says a sink and mirror can attract people to stay.Reeve, Borough Mayor Dave Kiffer, and City Mayor Lew Williams III were among the speakers, along with Major Loni Upshaw of the Salvation Army. Mayor Kiffer was the first to speak.Mayor Kiffer, holding a golden plunger, cut the ribbon, officially opening the loo, and christened it with a ceremonial first flush.The first person to use the Stedman-Thomas Neighborhood Loo was Ketchikan resident Raffy Tavidagian.Public art was also revealed during the ceremony. Metalsmith Rich Stage created four plant hangers that are mounted at the top of two lamp posts on the bus shelter near the loo. Reproductions of watercolors by Elizabeth Rose grace the signs on the outside of the bathroom itself.Reeve says the facility will be open 24 hours a day during the summer.As a bus pulled up, Ketchikan resident Marvin Davis led a song he wrote sung to the tune of the Teddy Bear’s Picnic.
Stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprn.Download AudioAs U.S. buys more guns, state agency has more dough than it can handleLiz Ruskin, APRN – WashingtonThe Alaska Division of Wildlife Conservation is largely funded by a federal tax on the sale of guns and ammunition, and sales nationwide are booming. But now the division may have to give back a portion of its bounty.Retired workers file dental benefits suitAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO/APRN – JuneauAn association of retired state workers has filed a lawsuit saying state cuts to dental benefits violate the Alaska constitution.Court rules in favor of municipalities in pipeline caseRobert Hannon, KUAC – FairbanksA ruling by the Alaska Supreme Court Friday has strengthened the role municipalities have in setting the tax value of Trans-Alaska Pipeline and similar structures. The ruling overturns a lower court decision that said the Alaska Department of Revenue had the final say.Congress OKs Coast Guard bill to transfer landsLiz Ruskin, APRN-WashingtonCongress has approved a Coast Guard bill that includes several land transfers Alaska’s congressional delegation has pursued for years. One of them is at Point Spencer, to advance the possible construction of an Arctic deepwater port near Nome.BlueCrest Energy updates drilling plansQuinton Chandler, KBBI-HomerBlueCrest Energy, the company drilling for oil north of Anchor Point, gave an update on their effort at a forum in Kenai last week.Reports conflict on Donlin Creek Mine’s effectsAnna Rose MacArthur, KYUK-BethelTwo federal agencies have come to different conclusions on the potential effects the proposed Donlin Creek mine could have on subsistence along the Kuskokwim River. The site sits 10 miles north of the village of Crooked Creek. Donlin estimates it could excavate 34 million ounces of gold over almost three decades.3 Togiak men die in boating accident after successful huntDave Bendinger, KDLG-DillinghamA moose hunting trip ended in tragedy this weekend in Togiak, after a boat carrying three men and three moose was swamped in heavy surf. The three men, who all died, were attempting to cross from the mouth of the Togiak River back to the village just after dark Saturday.How a deer can cause a plane crashEmily Kwong, KCAW-SitkaThroughout this year’s hunting season, Sitka’s airport has been contending with an unusual issue: dead deer. Carcasses have been washing up on the runway since November, attracting birds. And that has posed a big problem to airport operations. KCAW’s Emily Kwong has more.
The badge of a Ford carReutersAmerican multinational automaker Ford is likely to cut about 10 percent of its salaried workforce worldwide. The decision comes at a time when the brand aims to boost its profits and stock price.While the company is yet to make any announcement on the rumoured job cut, Ford did say it intended to concentrate on cost optimisation and higher efficiency.”We remain focused on the three strategic priorities that will create value and drive profitable growth, which include fortifying the profit pillars in our core business, transforming traditionally underperforming areas of our core business and investing aggressively, but prudently, in emerging opportunities,” Reuters quoted the Dearborn company as saying.”Reducing costs and becoming as lean and efficient as possible also remain part of that work. We have not announced any new people efficiency actions, nor do we comment on speculation.”The move comes at a time when there have been doubts surrounding CEO Mark Fields and his strategy. While the company has made profits in the past and remains a key player in the automobile industry, Ford stock has seen a decline of 17 percent since January to $10.94 per share.Experts also believe Ford is considering job cuts to offset declining sales figures.”Belt tightening comes as no surprise with sales softening and profits squeezed,” Detroit Free Press quoted Michelle Krebs as saying. “Ford has been under particular pressure to take action to boost its stock price. The board meeting last week likely added pressure to get specific about cost cuts.” ReutersFord held the annual meeting last week and stakeholders are said to have expressed their displeasure over the falling stock of the company during the meet. Ford executive chairman Bill Ford told Detroit Free Press: “Look, we’re as frustrated as you are by the stock price. And a couple of people have said, ‘Well, does the Ford family care about the stock price?’ The short answer is yes, a lot. Much of our — most of our net worth is tied up in the company. And the stock price matters a lot to us.”Ford, along with other auto giants, has been criticised by US President Donald Trump for using Mexican plants to produce cars for the US. Post the criticism, Ford had decided to create about 700 jobs in Michigan, instead of building a $1.6 billion car factory in Mexico.It looks like the IT companies are not the only ones cutting jobs. Last week, IT giants such as Infosys, Wipro, Capgemini, Cognizant and TCS among others made news for laying off employees. While the companies said the sackings were part of the ongoing appraisal process, many firms have been accused of sacking employees in India and hiring workers in the US to appease the Donald Trump administration.
A worker attaches Turkish flags near the Reina nightclub by the Bosphorus, which was attacked by a gunman, in Istanbul, Turkey, 1 January, 2017. REUTERSTurkish security forces have detained over 750 people suspected of links to the Islamic State extremist group in Turkey’s biggest ever crackdown against the organisation, state media said Monday.Some 450 suspects were picked up in the initial phase of the nationwide operation on Sunday but the number held has now risen to 763, the Anadolu news agency said.It said raids took place in 29 of Turkey’s 81 provinces and documents, weapons and ammunition were also seized.The operation came just over a month after 39 people, mainly foreigners, were killed on New Year’s night when a gunman went on the rampage inside a plush Istanbul nightclub.The IS jihadist group claimed the massacre, its first clear claim for a major attack in Turkey although it had been blamed for several bombings in 2016.Turkish police have over the last few years launched numerous raids against IS suspects but a nationwide operation on this scale against the group is unprecedented.Anadolu quoted Turkey’s police directorate as saying that IS was looking to stage a “sensational action” inside the country for propaganda purposes, with media organisations seen as a possible target.No further details were given.Turkey was long accused by its Western allies of not doing enough to stop the flow of jihadists across its borders and emergence of IS cells in its own cities.Ankara denies the charges, saying it listed IS as a terror group since 2013. However, observers say Turkey has markedly stepped up its actions against the group in the last few months.Police captured alive the suspected Reina nightclub attacker, Abdulgadir Masharipov, an Uzbek national, on 16 January after more than two weeks on the run and observers believe he may provide crucial intelligence.According to media reports, Masharipov had also considered attacking Istanbul’s main Taksim Square as well as the offices of the opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper.
Thanks to Super Mario Maker 2, millions of Nintendo Switch owners are now experiencing the joys of making their own 2D Mario levels and becoming a part of a shared player community. That includes me, my girlfriend, my Mashable co-workers, and my friends and fellow journalists behind some of the coolest levels you should check out. However, it appears that also includes #brands.While not on the level of Arby’s or Sonic the Hedgehog, the Wendy’s Twitter account is pretty spicy when it comes to online personalities. And the fast food chain has apparently just decided that making Mario levels is the next way to get hip when it comes to promoting square burgers. They tweeted out a Wendy’s-themed version of a Super Mario world map, and each level tile includes a code for a real level the Wendy’s account made for Super Mario Maker 2.More than just one level, we made a whole world #SMM2 pic.twitter.com/BG7h7n5ltb— Wendy’s (@Wendys) July 16, 2019AdChoices广告As you would expect, these seven Mario levels reference the menu items Wendy’s is best known for. There’s a Frosty ice level, blocks arranged into chicken nuggets and soda cups and french fries, rising lava to represent hot grease, and a pretty clever use of colored bouncy mushroom platforms to recall hamburgers. They’re not bad. You can tell their social media teen designer really cares. It makes us wish you could creatively package levels into contained worlds within the game itself.Normally, something like this Wendy’s stunt wouldn’t bother me that much. Yeah #brands in general need to learn when to log off, but the lack of overt branding in the levels themselves makes this pretty harmless and the whole thing is actually cool proof of how Super Mario Maker 2 lets anyone make and share levels so easily. The problem is, this news dropped around the same time we learned that Super Mario Maker 2 isn’t quite as open as we would hope.Nintendo just deleted my Kai-Zero G course, one of the most played Super Expert courses in Mario Maker 2. It contained no inappropriate words, pictures ect. It contained no glitches.I am at a loss for words and extremely sad about this. I feel Nintendo just doesn’t want me 1/?— GrandPOObear (@GrandPOOBear) July 16, 2019Streamer GrandPOObear is an accomplished speedrunner and maybe the closest thing the Mario Maker community has to a celebrity. But while’s known for skillfully playing brutally difficult “Kaizo” levels he’s also been a force for good, making levels that elegantly teach you how to get better at advanced Mario mechanics and raising over a million dollars for charity through Mario play.That’s what makes it so disappointing then that Nintendo keeps punishing GrandPOObear seemingly for no reason. His entire library of original Mario Maker levels was deleted, an incident Nintendo claimed was an automation mistake. And now one of his most popular expert Super Mario Maker 2 levels, “Pile of Poo: Kai-Zero G,” has been deleted because of “harmful content” with no chance for appeal.GrandPOObear is understandably upset but also confused. There are no curse words in the course. His name isn’t the problem for Nintendo, there’s an EarthBound character named Poo. I thought Nintendo might be foolishly trying to crack down on Super Mario Maker’s culture of difficulty (like ignoring the hardcore Super Smash Bros. community’s love of exploits) but this level had no glitches.Right now he thinks a bunch of trolls mass-reported the widely played level just to screw with him, but if that’s the case Nintendo should look at these situations more closely before making such harsh decisions. Other users, while not as prominent, have also experienced apparently arbitrary bans.Super Mario Maker 2 has all the tools it needs to be incredible. Again, I just played some Mario levels made by Wendy’s. But if Nintendo wants to grow this community of fan creators the game relies on, it can’t keep punishing one of its most productive members.Buy Super Mario Maker 2More on Geek.com:These Are the Game You Should Check Out in July 2019Play These Nintendo Switch Games Before ‘Pokemon Sword and Shield’Review: ‘Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night’ Is Bloody Awesome Stay on target Trade In Your Nintendo Switch For a Better Battery (With a Catch)Controller Patent Teases SNES Games on Switch
Enroll Now for Free Scouring the internet for a programming curriculum for her 7-year-old daughter Vivian, an avid gamer, Andrea Phaneuf was continuously running into the same problem: Everything was geared toward teens.It wasn’t until she stumbled upon startup Youth Digital, a coding and programing course for children, did she find her solution.”They provide industry-quality assets to create a completely unique world, as well as utilize a visual-based programming software,” Phaneuf says. “The class has helped us bridge the gap of understanding. [Vivian] can actually relate to what she is learning.”As more and more children are learning to code, Youth Digital hopes to be a virtual-education center for these kids.Targeting children between the ages of 8 and 12, the Durham, N.C.-based startup currently offers game and app designs for PC users but is planning to expand into Mac compatible programs, along with providing more advanced classes.Related: Can’t Code? 4 Tips for the Non-Techie Young ‘TrepFounded in 2010, Youth Digital initially began as a camp and class for local residents. After achieving success with their teaching technique, the startup crew decided to make the leap to online.To create the best experience possible, the go-at-your-own-pace courses provide a slew of supplemental materials and tools for kids to master programming and coding. Because kids aren’t known for lengthy attention spans, Youth Digital ramps up engagement by providing interactive lessons, badges for mastering assignments, problem-solving tasks, quizzes and on-call teachers to make sure there are no meltdowns. The cost of each class will set a parent back $200 to $249, but it may very well be worth it.”It was everything that we had hoped for,” says Barbara Newton, the mother of students David and Jonathan. “Our kids were getting to design their own video games and learn programming, creativity and computer skills at the same time. They were creating characters and levels all while gaining a deeper interest in reading code and scripting.”Youth Digital founder Justin RichardsYouth Digital, which now boasts more than 800 subscribers across five continents, was a no brainer for the man behind it, 24-year-old Justin Richards. As a kid, Richards had a passion for computers and was gung ho on developing his own websites and games.Instead of achieving his goals at lightning speed, Richards spent hours troubleshooting by watching, long how-to YouTube videos and researching endless forums. The frustration followed him into adulthood. After receiving a degree from Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Ga., Richards set out to work for the St. Louis, Mo.-based nonprofit Youth Learning Center and teach inner-city kids a computer programming class. Handed a horrendous curriculum, Richards knew something had to give.”I saw how little resources there were for kids, who like myself, wanted to make websites and video games, but had nowhere to learn,” Richards says.Related: How One Teenage Trep Snubbed College to Build an Apps EmpireAs a young entrepreneur, he hopes Youth Digital paves the way for our next generation of great innovators. “There is a huge movement going on centered around teaching kids to code,” Richards says. “It just feels like it is a huge part of our future, and I am really excited about it.”And it seems others agree. Developer programming startup Pluralsight just released free online classes for children, Hopscotch is in beta but will soon be launching an iPad-programming app and Treehouse just snagged $7 million to bring a coding curriculum to schools.Despite the competition, Youth Digital’s Richards is convinced his program has legs. Just recently, four 14-year-old Youth Digital students developed a scavenger-hunt app for an upcoming photography exhibit at the Duke University museum. And students, as young as 7, have created video games, apps and websites.”It is a tried-and-true experience,” says Richards. “We have taught this [course] to thousands of kids in-person, we have done tons of online classes and we know this works.”Why do you think learning to code at an early age is a good (or bad) idea? Let us know in the comments section below. This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. 4 min read May 9, 2013 Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now
Vivaldi 1.1 Update is out by Martin Brinkmann on April 26, 2016 in Internet – Last Update: June 27, 2017 – 25 commentsThe first stable version of the Vivaldi web browser is less than a month old, and the team has already released an update that brings the version to 1.1.Installed copies of the browser should pick up the new version automatically already so that you can use the dialog to download and install Vivaldi 1.1 to the system. If the version is not picked up yet, select Vivaldi menu > Help > Check for updates to run a manual check for updates instead.New users can head over to the official Vivaldi website to download the browser from there directly instead.The latest stable version and snapshot are always linked on the right sidebar there.Vivaldi 1.1First, the bad news: Vivaldi 1.1 does not support Windows XP, Vista or Mac OS X 10.8 or lower anymore. NPAPI plugins are also disabled and no longer supported.Vivaldi 1.1 features several tab-related improvements that provide users of the web browser with additional options in this regard.You probably know that you can close all other tabs by right-clicking on a tab and selecting the option from the context menu that opens up.Instead of doing that, you may now also hold down the Alt-key on the keyboard instead and click on the close icon of the tab that you want to keep. Doing so closes all other tabs in Vivaldi just like the right-click menu option does.Another tab related feature addition allows you to select whether you want the tab on the right or left activated on tab closure. This extends the already available options to switch to the next related tab, or the previous tab in activation order.Tab Stacking is one of the unique features of the Vivaldi browser. It comes therefore at no surprise that the feature has been improved further in Vivaldi 1.1Tab Stacking works by dropping tabs on top of each other. This saves space on the tab bar, enables you to cycle through all tabs of a stack, and display them all at the same time in a single browser window.Vivaldi has added the browser’s tab hibernation feature to tab stacks. Hibernation unloads the tab from memory without removing it from the tab bar. This feature is now available when you right-click on tab stacks so that you can hibernate all tabs of a stack in one swift operation.You may also select tabs with Ctrl or Shift pressed down to hibernate them all at once when you select the hibernate option from the context menu.The last tab-related feature addition involves stack and cloned tabs opening behavior. When you hold down Ctrl or Shift when opening new tabs in the browser, for instance links that you click on, then you will notice that these tabs get opened in the same stack. The same is true for cloned tabs only that this happens automatically when you select the option in the browser.What else?A new Address Bar setting provides you with an option to disable the dropdown menu of the address bar (where suggestions are displayed in).An option to import Speed Dial data from Opera 12.x has been added.You can check out the full Vivaldi 1.1 release notes here.SummaryDescriptionVivaldi 1.1 is a new stable version of the web browser that brings along with it new tab-related features and other improvements.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisement
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. 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 Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more Body language expert Traci Brown spoke at the AHRA 2019 meeting on how to identify when a person is not being honest by their body language. She said medical imaging department administrators can use this knowledge to help in hiring decisions and managing staff. News | June 02, 2014 CMS Deems NRDR a Qualified Clinical Data Registry, Providers Can Use NRDR for PQRS Reporting Arthur Agatston explains the history of CT calcium scoring Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:54Loaded: 1.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:54 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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Can you tell when someone is lying? read more Videos | Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Assist in Pediatric Imaging Sudhen Desai, M.D., FSIR, read more Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough discusses bridging diversity gaps in medical physicsPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 6:05Loaded: 2.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -6:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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But they will not be easy. read more Videos | AAPM | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care Cynthia McColl… read more Related Content June 2, 2014 — The American College of Radiology (ACR) National Radiology Data Registry (NRDR) has been recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) for the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS). Eligible professionals can now take part in NRDR to:Meet PQRS requirements based on satisfactory QCDR participation;Submit data for 20 non-PQRS measures (in addition to existing PQRS measures);Have the opportunity to meet MOC practice quality improvement requirements; andGain relevant performance feedback to help enhance patient care and maximize Value Modifier performance.“This is a tremendous step forward for NRDR and for providers wishing to take part in PQRS. CMS has provided our colleagues an opportunity to use meaningful quality metrics for meeting reporting requirements and achieve success under the Value Modifier program with minimal additional burden,” said Jeffrey C. Weinreb, M.D., FACR, chair of the NRDR. “We are pleased that CMS has recognized NRDR as an avenue for providers to compare their practice performance to regional and national benchmarks and help improve medical imaging care nationwide.”There is no additional charge for 2014 PQRS reporting for facilities that have a signed participation agreement and registered for NRDR by June 30, 2014. Facilities not yet participating in NRDR can register at www.nrdr.acr.org.For more information on NRDR as a QCDR, visit: http://bit.ly/1kow09i FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Radiology Imaging | July 22, 2019 AHRA and Canon Medical Systems Support the 12th Annual Putting Patients First Program For the past twelve years, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. has partnered with read more Demand for ultrasound scans at U.S. outpatient centers could grow by double digits over the next five years, according to a speaker at AHRA 2019. A variety of factors, however, could cause projections for this and other modalities to change. Graphic courtesy of Pixabay The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July. 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Feature | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 19, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr DR Advances Promote Imaging of Whole Spine Recent advances in… read more Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more Advances in long-length digital radiography are creating opportunities for visualization during spinal surgery, as well as pre- and post-operatively. Image courtesy of Fujifilm Medical Systems
Friday, February 22, 2019 Posted by Travelweek Group Share Porter heading back to Stephenville, N.L. starting May 4 Tags: New Routes, Porter Airlines TORONTO — Porter Airlines is gearing up for its sixth year of service in Stephenville, N.L., which kicks off on May 4.Running until Jan. 8, 2020 (schedules vary by season), the 2019 schedule for Stephenville includes 48 roundtrip flights operating between Halifax. Flights also connect with Ottawa and Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport on the same aircraft, with other destinations in the Porter network accessible from these points.“We are ready to begin our sixth year of service in Stephenville,” said Robert Deluce, president and CEO, Porter Airlines. “It is an important route for locals and an opportunity for visitors to access a unique area of the province.”Christmas season flights were first introduced in 2017, after four years of popular summer service. The 2019 schedule is as follows:7 roundtrip flights from May 4-June 15, Saturdays23 roundtrip flgihts from June 19-Sept. 4, Wednesdays and Saturdays11 roundtrip flights from Sept. 7-Nov. 16, Saturdays7 roundtrip flights from Dec. 18-Jan. 8, Wednesdays and Saturdays.More news: Carnival Cruise Line enhances HUB app for families and youthFlights are currently available for booking. Complete schedule information is available at flyporter.com. << Previous PostNext Post >>
9 Comments Share Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories The Arizona Cardinals promoted six members of their scouting staff and announced the hires of two more on Wednesday.The moves include: Quentin Harris, from director of pro scouting to director of player personnel; Dru Grigson, from director of college scouting to assistant director of player personnel; Adrian Wilson, from scout to director of pro scouting; Chris Culmer, from western regional scout to director of college scouting; Josh Scobey, from area scout to western regional scout; and Nathan DiGregorio, from scouting assistant to pro scout. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Adrian Wilson before the NFL game between the Arizona Cardinals and the San Francisco 49ers at the University of Phoenix Stadium on October 1, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Arizona also hired Keegan Leyrer as an area scout in the west and Andrew Caskin as scouting assistant.Leyrer joins the Cardinals and leaves the Cleveland Browns, where he spent the past two years as a college scouting assistant. Related LinksJosh Rosen frustrated Cardinals GM Steve Keim hasn’t called post-tradeCaskin enters the office after graduating from William & Mary as a three-time All-Conference tight end in 2017 and attending rookie minicamp with Arizona last year. He played for the Atlanta Legends in the now-defunct Alliance of American Football during the 2019 season.In addition to the shuffling, Sirius XM NFL Radio host Alex Marvez reported on Wednesday that Cardinals vice president of player personnel Terry McDonough will take on an “overseer role.”The team’s website now lists McDonough as senior personnel executive. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact