New Years Message from Premier Darrell Dexter

first_imgHappy New Year. It is my hope that you had a joyous holiday season with your family and friends. It is hard to believe that it is January already. It is the time of year for all of us to reflect on the past 12 months and make resolutions about what we can do better in 2010. Aside from my personal resolutions, two of the most important resolutions I will be working toward this year is living within our means and spurring economic growth and development across the province. It is no secret that Nova Scotia faces some tough financial challenges. The province’s deficit stands at $525 million. If things don’t change, by 2012, Nova Scotia’s deficit will grow to $1.3 billion. It is my job to get the province’s books back in the black, while keeping the commitments made to Nova Scotians. I am proud of the commitments government has been able kept to date, including taking the HST off basic home electricity, hiring an advisor to lead emergency care improvement, creating secure jobs through the New Home Construction Rebate, and boosting the equity tax credit to promote investment in communities. Government will continue to move forward, keeping the commitments made to Nova Scotians, including doubling provincial immigration targets and initiating an immigrant job strategy, providing 1,000 home-insulation grants for qualified homeowners, creating 250 new community college seats targetting high-demand trades and professions, and creating a Prior Learning Assessment Pilot Program, just to name a few. In November, a panel of economic advisors suggested that balancing the budget in 2010 would destabilize public services and harm the economy. It is simply not in the best interests of the economy and the public. However, balancing the budget as soon as it is reasonable remains a priority for government. During these challenging financial times, government needs to do all it can to create a stronger economy in the province. As your premier, you have my word that I will do everything I can to make sure Nova Scotians have secure jobs, that companies and investors worldwide know about this province and our assets, and that government spends your dollars wisely and efficiently. We need a strong economy in Nova Scotia to provide health, education and other services that people need and deserve. A stronger economy will result in better public services, better jobs for Nova Scotians and, ultimately, a better future for this province and its people. Government will have some very tough choices to make over the next three years, however I remain optimistic and excited about the possibilities that the future holds for Nova Scotia. With good leadership, sensible decision-making and a reasonable, balanced approach, Nova Scotia can be a province that is the envy of all and a place we are all proud to call home. All the best for a healthy, happy, and successful 2010. -30-last_img read more

UP government to plant 22 cr saplings this season

first_imgAgra: Concerned over depleting forest cover and scanty rains, the Uttar Pradesh government has set an ambitious target of planting 22 crore saplings this rainy season. Work on identifying sites, arranging free distribution of saplings, and interaction with stakeholders, has already begun. Schools and colleges have been asked to look for spots where planting of saplings can take place in August. A large number of voluntary organisations have been involved in accelerating greening efforts in the eco-sensitive Taj Trapezium Zone. Agra’s green cover has fallen sharply to around six per cent due to large scale construction and road building in all directions. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity! The state government has sought the active involvement of all the village panchayats, the forest and the horticulture departments, to provide land for sapling plantation next month. According to the Forest Survey report, Uttar Pradesh’s green cover is only 9.18 per cent while 33 per cent land has to be under green cover as per rules. A Forest department official said seven crore saplings would be planted this year on its land. The state government has appealed to two crore farmers, who are beneficiaries under one scheme or the other, to plant 10 saplings each. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killed Geo tagging will help identify plantation work that is undertaken. Independent agencies will monitor the progress of the green campaign in the state, an official said. Agra’s target has been fixed at 28.57 lakh saplings. The Forest department will plant 8.6 lakh saplings while the remaining 25 state government departments will plant 19.97 lakh. Sapling distribution will start next week and the whole process has to be completed by August 15. Last year, lakhs of saplings were planted in haste. For want of care and follow up, the exercise failed to yield desired results. Social activists are wondering whether this year’s campaign would be any different. “Only those green stretches have survived where the locals took good care of the saplings. Happily this season we are seeing many voluntary groups actively joining the green campaign. They have the passion and the resources. “Harvijay Bahia has successfully proven how green pockets can be developed, as in the Kendriya Hindi Sansthan, Kar Kunj colony, St Peter’s College and several other places where saplings have now grown up as trees. The Eco Club is doing useful work in the Paliwal Park,” said Shravan Kumar Singh, a green activist of the city. The Agra Municipal Corporation has undertaken a project to green the Yamuna river bank. Holes are being drilled, and we hope the stretch from Balkeshwar to Hathi Ghat will appear lush green soon, said Ranjan Sharma, an environmentalist associated with the River Connect Campaign. “Even if half the saplings planted this season manage to survive, it will be a huge achievement. Gradually, the movement for greening of Uttar Pradesh could be accelerated in a phased manner, to give desired results,” added Devashish Bhattacharya, a local environmentalist.last_img read more

Under pressure to clamp down on semiautomatics Trudeau defers to police

first_imgOTTAWA – Police, not politicians, should decide what restrictions to place on specific kinds of guns, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday, his Liberal government under renewed pressure to curb access to semi-automatic rifles.Trudeau’s comments come after a group of people affected by last year’s deadly Quebec City mosque shooting — a number of wounded, as well as family members of the six people killed — urged him to outlaw military-style weapons outright.He touted provisions of his government’s firearms bill, which once passed would restore the authority of RCMP experts to classify firearms without political influence, repealing cabinet’s authority to overrule Mountie determinations.In a letter Monday to the prime minister, more than 75 people express disappointment the bill does not ban semi-automatic rifles like the one carried by mosque shooter Alexandre Bissonnette.Bissonnette began his January 2017 assault with a .223-calibre Small Arms VZ58 Sporter rifle, which is legal, along with two illegal 30-cartridge magazines, each containing 29 cartridges — the allowable limit being five.The rifle jammed on the first shot, and Bissonnette then used a handgun, but the letter asks how much worse the carnage could have been had Bissonnette’s rifle worked? Modifying the magazines to expand capacity proved to be a minor technical hurdle, the letter adds.“What kind of society allows a single individual to have so much destructive, lethal power at their disposal?”Firearms in Canada are classified as either non-restricted (such as ordinary hunting rifles and shotguns), restricted (handguns, certain rifles and semi-automatics) or prohibited (certain handguns, fully automatic firearms and sawed-off rifles).Restricted and prohibited firearms must be registered and entail additional safety training. In addition, their use is limited to people such as target shooters and collectors.The RCMP’s firearms program determines the technical classification of a gun according to criteria in the Criminal Code.As such, the Mounties are limited to interpreting definitions established by the government, says the group PolySeSouvient, which includes graduates and students of Montreal’s Ecole Polytechnique, where 14 women were gunned down in 1989.In a brief to a House of Commons committee studying the bill, the group notes the Criminal Code does not define the term “assault weapons.”“Unfortunately, this system results in classifications that are not consistent with the risks of many weapons,” the brief says.“Indeed, despite the general objective of banning assault weapons of both 1991 and 1995 legislative reforms, weapons designed for military purposes have become more accessible.”During a committee meeting Tuesday, NDP public safety critic Matthew Dube asked Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale whether he was open to adding or revising definitions in the current bill or a future one.“We need clarity that would benefit gun owners and also those people who want to ensure public safety.”Goodale said he would consider such a proposal. “I’m open to all constructive suggestions and ideas.”The bill would expand the scope of background checks on those who want to acquire a gun. Instead of just the five years immediately preceding a licence application, personal history questions would cover a person’s entire lifetime.In addition, gun retailers would be required to keep records of firearms inventory and sales, a measure intended to assist police in investigating gun trafficking and other crimes.The bill would also require purchasers to present a firearms licence, while the seller would have to ensure its validity.Conservative MP Glen Motz said the bill is “embarrassingly lacking” on measures to address gang-related gun violence.Goodale stresses the bill is complemented by expenditures of more than $327 million over five years, and $100 million a year thereafter, to address criminal gun and gang activities.— Follow @JimBronskill on Twitterlast_img read more

DBRS upgrades Bombardier rating to stable one month after Moodys downgrade

first_imgMONTREAL – DBRS Ltd. has upgraded Bombardier Inc. slightly to a trend of stable from negative, one month after Moody’s downgraded the transportation company.The rating service on Monday maintained its B rating.However, DBRS notes that there is evidence of stabilization in the company’s (TSX:BBD.B) financial profile, “albeit at a very weak level,” and an outlook for modest improvement over the next 12 months.It says there has been material progress in improving margins, especially in the rail division, over the last two years and there is “greater visibility” about the viability of the C Series following the Airbus partnership.DBRS says strategic moves like the Airbus deal and development of the Global 7000 business jet demonstrated the more stable footing, while its cash position remains “adequate” in the near-term.The rating comes about a month after Moody’s Investors Service downgraded Bombardier’s corporate rating to B3 from B2 and changed its rating outlook to negative from stable.Moody’s said its downgrade reflected the belief that Bombardier’s debt will remain high through 2019 and it will face challenges in generate positive cash flow because of the potential delay of C Series deliveries.last_img read more

Creative diversions should never rest: Big B

first_imgMumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is currently busy with an erratic work schedule, says creative diversions should never rest. The cine icon on Thursday took to Twitter to share an update about his work schedule. “Back from work. Three different shoots. Two different photo-shoots and one prosthetic make-up test. All in a day. Creative diversion, never rests — and should never.” The 76-year-old actor, who has sported prosthetics for films like “Paa” and “102 Not Out”, described it as a “long and laborious” process on his blog. Also Read – ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ has James Cameron’s fingerprints all over it: Arnold Schwarzenegger “They are for the next film with Shoojit Sircar,” said the actor, without divulging further details. Amitabh will also be seen with actor Emraan Hashmi in a psychological thriller, which will be directed by Rumi Jaffrey. “From tomorrow the one with Rumi Jafry — a commitment made years and years ago. A gesture to give credence to a word given and made and as soon as that ends in July.” He will also be seen in the fantasy adventure movie “Brahmastra”. It also stars Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhattlast_img read more

Urgent international scrutiny needed in Sri Lanka say UN rights experts

8 May 2009A group of independent United Nations experts today called on the Human Rights Council to urgently set up an international inquiry to address the “critical” situation in Sri Lanka amid fighting between the army and Tamil rebels. “There is an urgent need to establish an international commission of inquiry to document the events of recent months and to monitor ongoing developments,” the experts dealing with summary executions, right to health, right to food and water and sanitation said in a joint statement issued in Geneva. Philip Alston, Anand Grover, Olivier De Schutter and Catarina de Albuquerque said the current humanitarian crisis in Sri Lanka gives cause for deep concern, not only in terms of the number of civilians who have been and continue to be killed, but because of a dramatic lack of transparency and accountability. “There is good reason to believe that thousands of civilians have been killed in the past three months alone, and yet the Sri Lankan Government has yet to account for the casualties, or to provide access to the war zone for journalists and humanitarian monitors of any type,” said Mr. Alston, the UN expert on summary executions. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says over 196,000 people have fled the conflict zone, a shrinking pocket of land on the north-east coastline, where clashes continue between Government troops and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), while at least 50,000 people are still trapped there.The experts stressed that “continuing catastrophic situation of civilians” in Sri Lanka trapped in the midst of the fighting, in an area measuring less than 10 square kilometres, must be immediately addressed. “These civilians do not have sufficient access to food, essential medical supplies or services and safe water and sanitation. Even if they do escape death or injury at the hands of the hostile parties, their continued presence in this area without access to these basic rights is an effective death sentence,” declared the experts. They said shipments of food and medicine to the so-called ”no-fire zone” have been “grossly insufficient” over the past month and the Government has reportedly delayed or denied timely shipment of life saving medicines as well as chlorine tablets. The experts noted that as a result of the “blackout on independent information sources,” it is impossible to verify any of the Government”s claims as to the number of casualties to date or as to the steps that it says it is taking in order to minimize the further killing of innocent civilians, and ensure aid delivery.“When people manage to escape, they reportedly continue to face scant supplies, entirely insufficient access to adequate medical treatment and severely overcrowded hospitals, providing no relief to the horrors they had been living,” said Mr. Grover, the UN expert on the right to health. Mr. De Schutter, the UN expert on the right to food, added that access to food has also been hampered by arduous and lengthy registration procedures for the internally displaced persons (IDPs).Meanwhile, Ms. de Albuquerque, the UN expert on water and sanitation, voiced concern about “water shortages reported at Omanthai and at most of the transit sites as well as inadequate sanitation facilities, which put the health and lives of the population at further risk.” The group called on the Sri Lankan Government to provide “convincing evidence” to the international community that it is respecting its obligations under human rights and international humanitarian law. They added that it is clear that the LTTE, for its part, has acted in “flagrant violation” of the applicable norms by preventing civilians from leaving the conflict area and having reportedly shot and killed those trying to flee. read more

Body of man who was the subject of a huge police search

first_imgThe body of a man who was reported missing four weeks ago, sparking a huge police search, has finally been found in his own home.The disappearance of 64 year-old Arnold Mouat, who was last seen at an address on the same street as his large detached home overlooking the Firth of Forth on July 6, sparked a four-week police search.Search and rescue officers were deployed along with police dogs to search for the married father-of-four.The Police Scotland Marine Unit also used specialist equipment in the water near Bo’ness.A media campaign was launched with posters distributed across the local area.More than 50 local community volunteers also combed areas where it was though Mr Mouat, a keen hiker, used to walk in order to help with the police effort. The death is being treated as unexplained, however police say the circumstances are not believed to be suspicious.Superintendent Martin Fotheringham of Forth Valley Division said: “This is a tragic set of circumstances and our thoughts and sympathies are with the Mouat family as they come to terms with their loss.”Following a review of our response to this incident, Police Scotland has referred this matter to the Police Investigations & Review Commissioner. “We will provide them with all the necessary assistance and support they require during their investigation.””I would like to thank those members of the public and media who responded to our appeal for information, in particular those who assisted with searching for Mr Mouat.”We are continuing to support Mr Mouat’s family with dedicated family liaison officers and will continue to offer any assistance we can throughout this difficult time.” Arnold Mouat, whose body was found in his family home in Bo'ness Arnold Mouat, whose body was found in his family home in Bo’nessCredit:PAcenter_img Mr Moat, originally from the Aith in the Shetland Islands, had moved to the area three years ago.Though frail, neighbours described him as a keen dog walker, and and they would often see him walking his dog around Bo’ness.Despite the search efforts, the sad discovery was was made at 2.45pm yesterday in the home of 64-year-old Mr Mouat in Bo’ness, Scotland.Police said the body has yet to be formally identified but they believe it is the man they have spend the last month looking for. 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.last_img read more

Automated bearing failure detection for conveyor systems

first_imgMining3, a global leader in mining research and technology, and the Ava Group, a market leader in the provision of risk management services and technologies, have established a new partnership to deliver a predictive conveyor monitoring system for the mining industry to be launched in Q1, 2019.Paul Lever, the CEO of Mining3, said, “Our mandate is to provide solutions to our mining industry members’ identified challenges and fast-track the development and delivery for the benefit of the global mining industry. This new technology is an example of how Mining3 has effectively delivered on its mandate with it being a major game-changer for the industry. It delivers significant cost savings, productivity gains and safety by reducing the need to physically “walk the belt” to audibly detect faults.”Mining3 developed the conveyor monitoring system, in collaboration with its members and through funding by the Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP), with the capability to effectively pinpoint roller failure in advance from an offsite control centre. The sensing element is a fibre optic cable run along the length of a conveyor structure. Identified acoustic signals from the fibre are transported back to a sophisticated software program, developed by Mining3 over three years, which provides a clear visual representation of the state of all the bearings simultaneously. Maintenance crews can be dispatched against a predetermined maintenance program which eradicates the problem of early or late change out of rollers. In addition, the data collected can be used to optimise maintenance strategies.While Mining3 researches and develops technology to a specified readiness level, it then works with a commercial partner to finalise the product and effectively deliver it to the global marketplace. The Ava Group was identified as an ideal final-stage technical development and marketing partner due to their expertise in fibre optic interrogator hardware and global networks within and outside the mining industry.Andrew Hames, Group Head of Extractives and Energy for the Ava Group: “We have been working with Mining3 for some time developing the interrogator units which form part of the conveyor monitoring system. When we were provided with an opportunity to take this innovative new technology to market, we were excited by the potential prospects it presented as well as the ability to develop the technology for further applications.”Mining3 will be working with the Ava Group to rapidly bring the technology to market, with an initial focus on the Australian mining industry. The technology will then be rolled out across international markets towards the second half of 2019.Ava Group says it “is at the forefront of a digital revolution within the mining industry. Mining companies are striving to realise the full benefits of evolving digital capabilities to sustain and enhance improvements in productivity, including looking at ways of using data more effectively to enhance asset management, improve reliability and introduce predictive capability. Ava Group’s products provide insights that can help mining companies reduce cost, streamline equipment maintenance and prevent safety incidents.”The first application of Ava Group’s fibre optic technology is this conveyor condition monitoring, providing wear detection to pre-empt roller failure. Conveyor maintenance is a significant daily problem for the mining industry. Conventional methods of detecting bearing failure in conveyor rollers are unreliable, time-consuming and labour intensive.Overland conveyors of 5 km are commonplace and 20 km conveyors from a local mine truck dump pocket to the processing plant are becoming increasingly common. A typical conveyor can have up to 7,000 bearings per kilometre, which means 7,000 potential points of failure. There have been several attempts to speed up and reduce the cost of monitoring all the bearings along a conveyor, and yet the original method of “walking the belt”, observing and listening to the sound is still the most commonly used approach.Ava Group’s solution, that combines Ava Group’s fibre optic interrogator hardware and Mining3’s signal processing algorithms, can detect a broken ball or a cracked cage in a ball race using a single fibre optic cable, running along the length of the belt. By observing idler bearings as they progressively wear and tracking the development of potential bearing seizure, imminent issues can be detected and maintenance crews can be alerted. The conveyor can be monitored from an operation centre anywhere, saving operating costs and increasing safety of personnel by reducing manual involvement. Taking a formalized approach to asset management also means data can be used to optimize maintenance strategies and reduces reliance on costly manual inspections by demonstrating ongoing compliance with operational standards.last_img read more

Apple HDTV heading our way by the end of the year

first_imgIf you thought there was no hope for an Apple-branded HDTV, think again. The blogs are buzzing today with rumors that an Apple HDTV may actually become a reality as early as the end of 2011. So what’s got the Apple followers in a frenzy? Wall Street analyst Brian White of Ticonderoga Securities reportedly told investors to expect Apple to launch a “Smart TV” by the end of the year. We’re a little dubious, but White may actually be onto something.White was ranked as one of the leading analysts in the Electronics Industry category by Forbes in 2009, so the guy does have some credibility. He says that the HDTV won’t be just another version of the Apple TV, but an actual “full-blown TV product for consumers.” We’ve heard these rumors for a while, but White says Apple is “moving at a faster pace than the market expected.”AdChoices广告Rumor has it that the TV will cost about $2000. In addition to getting a characteristitcly clean, sleak Apple design, it will have to offer the same quality screen, or better, as it does with the 27-inch Apple iMac.So what else would we like to see in an Apple HDTV? Clearly, it would have to be an Internet-connected HDTV, and offer the web app-streaming features that so many HDTVs offer now a days. But, will we see Pandora replaced by iTunes, or will the two music apps coexist?There’s been talk that the TV will offer a package that gives users free reign to any iTunes content, allowing you to stream TV shows, movies, and music from your TV for a set rate. Integration with Apple’s AirPlay seems like a given.Undoubtedly, an Apple HDTV would include plenty of iPad integration as well. If you’re already using your iPad to stream Netflix, Time Warner cable, Hulu, and other media apps, there will surely be a way to connect it to your TV. The possibilities of an iPad-Apple HTDV relationship is really endless.via AppleInsiderlast_img read more

Clark County stands pat on fireworks rules

first_imgThe rockets’ red glare and bombs bursting in air will endure next year in Clark County with no new restrictions on their sales or use.Commissioners will not meet a deadline to decide on an ordinance that could restrict the sales and discharge of fireworks for the 2015 summer season. Under state law, the county has until June 28 to approve a new fireworks ordinance, which would go into effect next year. With that date less than two weeks away, commissioners have missed their window to provide sufficient public notice to hold the necessary hearings on the topic.A proposal to tighten restrictions on fireworks was approved by voters last year as part of the county’s slate of nonbinding advisory votes. Commissioner Tom Mielke chalked up the lapse in timing, in part, to losing a county employee who specialized in fireworks.“We had a change in personnel, so we dropped the ball on this one,” he said, referring to the resignation of Kelly Sills, the county’s former economic development director. Sills, who resigned in March, acted as the county’s point person on fireworks.last_img read more

Hyderabad man dies in North Carolina car accident family desperate to bring

first_imgA car accident for representation purposes onlyPexelsA 25-year-old man from Hyderabad met with a fatal car accident in North Carolina in the United States on May 11. The incident occurred when Gongalla Sahith Reddy was reportedly returning from the gym at 4 am on Saturday.The police suspect it to be a hit and run case since no one was around when they found Reddy. The police also could not identify him since he wasn’t carrying any identification on him.  Reddy moved to the US around two-and-half years back to pursue his higher education. After completing it, he was searching for a job when he met with the accident, reports The News Minute. His parents felt something amiss when he didn’t call and they couldn’t reach him on his phone. They then alerted his friends in the US who started searching for him.”As he was not carrying any identity document on him, the authorities there could not contact his family or friends. It was only after friends of Sahith approached the authorities there that they came to know about his death in a road accident,” Sahith’s father told TNM. Sahith’s family currently resides at Musheerabad in Hyderabad.The NRI cell of the Telangana government is arranging to bring back Sahith’s body for his funeral. Meanwhile, his friends in the US are crowdfunding to send his body back to India.Friends of the family have tweeted to EAM Sushma Swaraj requesting her help to get Sahith’s body back home.  “The fund will be used to support the travel of mortal remains of Sahith and his family’s travel to India. And also to further support the family,” the fundraiser on GoFundMe, which has raised close to $18,000,” the friends had said.Along with this, Muta Gopal, Musheerabad’s MLA, has personally approached TRS leader KT Ramarao to expedite the process to bring Sahith’s body.last_img read more

Cataract risk in women

first_imgWomen in India who cook using fuels such as wood, crop residues, kerosene and dried dung are nearly 50 per cent more likely to have cataracts than those who use clean fuels such as gas, new research warns. The study, believed to be the largest such, was conducted by the All India Institute for Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Aravind Eye Hospitals and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. “Our results reinforce the documented risks of biomass fuels on other health conditions in India and highlight the need for the rapid development of affordable, clean cooking fuels,” said study co-author RD Ravindran, the chairperson, Aravind Eye Care System.The population-based study involved nearly 6,000 people aged 60 and over from randomly chosen rural villages and small towns in India.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Participants were interviewed at home on their use of cooking fuel over their adult life, and on a range of socioeconomic and lifestyle factors. After taking into account other risk factors including indicators of poor nutrition, sun exposure, smoking and chewing tobacco, the researchers found that women who cooked with biomass fuels were 46 per cent more likely to have nuclear cataracts compared to those who used gas. Furthermore, the researchers found that cataracts were more likely to affect women when the length of the time women had used biomass fuels increases. That is from 50 per cent more likely for 20 years use rising to 90 per cent after 30 years. “Our study provides the strongest evidence yet of an association with adult lifetime exposure to biomass fuels and cataracts,” professor Astrid Fletcher from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine who co-ordinated the study said. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix“This was only found in women, probably because cooking was almost only done by women using stoves without chimneys, exposing them directly to smoke. Unexpectedly we also found that women who cooked with kerosene were more likely to have cataracts,” Fletcher noted. The study was published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.Biomass cooking fuels are particularly common in India, especially in poorer communities, as they are generally cheap and easily accessible. Recent estimates suggest that 83 per cent of rural households and 19 per cent of urban households in India use them. However, they are typically burnt in open stoves exposing households to high levels of health damaging pollutants including small respirable particulates. It is thought these may impair the eye’s defence system, accelerating the clouding of the lens leading to cataract.last_img read more

VIDEO James Harden and Chris Paul played in their first game together

first_img Advertisement New Rockets duo James Harden and Chris Paul continued their honeymoon while Kyrie Irving and LeBron James head for divorce court. They played in their first game together at the Los Angeles Drew League last night against a team featuring Tim Hardaway, Jr. Dwyane Wade was in attendance to watch the super duo test drive.There isn’t a ton to draw from what amounts to a pickup game, other than seeing the new superstar teammates on the floor together. Harden and Paul only won the game by 5, but it’s not like they were in playoff mode. Their supporting cast wasn’t exactly the Rockets either.Check out some highlights:last_img

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first_imgNews | February 26, 2015 Massachusetts Breast Surgeon Presenting on BioZorb Surgical Marker at International Conference Three-dimensional device helps track tumor site after lumpectomy for more precise radiation treatment Steven Schonholz, M.D., FACS, breast surgeon and director of the Center for Comprehensive Breast Health at Noble Hospital, stands in one of the exam rooms.February 26, 2015 — A Noble Hospital breast surgeon’s work with a new device that improves treatment of breast cancers will be featured later this month at a prestigious international medical conference.Steven Schonholz, M.D., FACS, will present a scientific poster at the 32nd annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference, in Miami Beach, Fla., Feb. 26 to March 1. Schonholz will focus on BioZorb, a novel three-dimensional bioabsorbable surgical marker which helps physicians track the tumor site after lumpectomy surgery to remove cancer and deliver more precise radiation treatment.Schonholz was the first physician in Massachusetts to use BioZorb as part of his medical practice. He is director of the Center for Comprehensive Breast Health at Noble Hospital.BioZorb contains several tiny titanium clips positioned in a 3-D pattern inside a bioabsorbable coil. The body eventually resorbs the coil, leaving the titanium clips for long-term visualization of the surgery site.”This unique device does a better job of helping us protect healthy tissue around the surgical site during radiation therapy,” said Schonholz. “It can also provide our patients with a more satisfying cosmetic result after treatment.”The work by Schonholz that is being recognized at the Miami conference includes an infographic explaining how BioZorb is used in the treatment of breast cancer. Among advantages of the marker that are outlined in the infographic are these:It is readily placed by the surgeon and can be easily visualized.It helps target the radiation therapy to a smaller target area which results in less radiation to normal tissues.It provides a stable 3-D identification of where the tumor was prior to removal, to help with treatment and longer-term follow-up. Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire. Related Content PreviousNext News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more Steven Schonholz, M.D., FACS, breast surgeon and director of the Center for Comprehensive Breast Health at Noble Hospital, stands in one of the exam rooms. Preliminary experience suggests the BioZorb infographic effectively informs patients and clinicians about an advanced tissue marking method and improves communication between the breast surgeon and radiation oncologist, according to the poster.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Artificial Intelligence | July 18, 2019 Paragon Biosciences Launches Qlarity Imaging to Advance FDA-cleared AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis System Paragon Biosciences LLC announced the launch of its seventh portfolio company, Qlarity Imaging LLC, which was founded… read more center_img News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently expanded its breast imaging solutions with the launch of its… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems read morelast_img read more

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“Dilwale” and “Bajirao Mastani” are scheduled for release on December 18. Deputy police commissioner Masudur Rahman said the man, blocked gully traps or any other mosquito-prone conditions.territory in doing? Ashwin played an instrumental role in the home Test series wins against New Zealand, One has to see the spot to believe that a seven-storied building can actually come up in such a congested locality.he later gave in and the demolition went on till 6 pm. The police bandobast was made available for one day only and the AMC had sealed the building We had asked for at least three days but the police agreed only for one day? The software problem followed the hike in licence fees which met with strong opposition from drivers. “Appropriate action was taken by the superiors, (Representational Image) Top News A day after a 30-year-old woman was found dead in Dhankaur area of Greater Noida.

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Priyanka says,“That’s a false news It’s a fact that I was bleeding and I got a few tests done but I don’t know maybe my brother or someone else said I had a miscarriage inside the house That’s untrue When my brother contacted me I told him the same He said that as I was not sharing anything with anyone he assumed so But the truth was I wanted some days off to physically recover” Lopa abused me Bigg Boss edited it out Talking about her fight with Lopa due to which she faced a backlash Priyanka says she was turned into a villain for using abusive language when even Lopa hurled abuses at her as well She insists Lopa’s abuses were edited out? Already the DMK is fighting the forthcoming civic polls in the state without the Congress. but that does not mean this run of results is any less impressive. the ace boxer lamented the lack of federation in India and felt that this has led to decline of the sport in India. So, Preparations for the 2020 Games have been plagued by a series of scandals involving the new national stadium, Bopanna, Spain. the court has ample power to take cognizance of offence punishable under IPC. download Indian Express App ?

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