UN agencies present plan to bring essential medicines to children

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) held a joint meeting in Geneva last week, where experts formed a strategy to expand access to child-focused formulations and improve the medicines and prescribing guidelines for the entire range of infant and child care needs.”Children are often hailed as the hope and future of humanity, but they don’t benefit enough from pharmaceutical research and technology,” said Dr Howard Zucker, Assistant-Director General at the World Health Organization (WHO). Some 10 million children die every year, many of them from diarrhoea, HIV/AIDS, malaria, respiratory tract infection or pneumonia. Effective treatments for these illnesses exist, but there is a lack of knowledge of how best to use such medicines in children, as well as a lack of paediatric formulations.Under the plan, UNICEF’s supply division said it would work with industry to promote the development of paediatric formulations for HIV/AIDS medications. It also promised to work towards painless remedies, better-tasting medications and new mini-tablets to treat other diseases, as well as to emphasize the importance of climate zone considerations in creating and distributing new formulations.The WHO’s Director for Medicines Policy and Standards, Hans Hogerzeil, said the agency would work towards ameliorating the cost of many medicines, especially “for children in resource-poor settings where there is enormous need.” read more

Weeklong Break No Problem for Helper Merchants

Photos by Jeff Barrett After a week off, the Helper Merchants were back on the diamond Monday where they faced Pleasant Grove. Nathan Richens took the mound and threw a complete game for Helper. He gave up four runs on seven hits through seven innings.“He did a good job for us after coming off the weeklong break. Nathan is always consistent on the mound for us, I always know what I am going to get from him,” said head coach Dakota Cisneros. “He’s not going to over power teams, but he throws a lot of strikes and keeps our defense involved. That is all I ask from our pitchers.”Richens picked up the win as the Merchants were able to push eight runs across in the contest for the 8-4 victory.In the bottom of the sixth, with the game still close, Helper had a 6-4 lead. Rylan Hart came to the plate and hit a two-run single to cash in some insurance runs for the Merchants. Hart went 2-4 while Anthony Jones also added a pair of RBIs in the match. Ty Anderson went 3-4 with a double and two runs scored.“Overall, we played good baseball. Not as good as we’ve played previously this season, but I expected us to be rusty after having a week off,” continued Cisneros.The Merchants have a double header in Springville on Wednesday and then will be back home on Thursday to take on Herriman at 6 p.m. Cisneros concluded, “There are still things we need to work on and we need to get back to playing Helper Merchant baseball. [But] our goal for the week is four wins, so this was a positive step towards that.” read more

Field Hockey Missed opportunities come back to haunt Ohio State in 21

OSU then-sophomore forward Maddy Humphrey (23) during a game against California on Oct. 25 at Buckeye Varsity Field. OSU won 6-3. Credit: Lantern File PhotoA late rally by Ohio State (2-1) in the second half wasn’t enough to make up for early missed opportunities as the Buckeyes suffered their first loss of the season Tuesday to Kent State (2-4), 2-1.Coming into the match, both teams had faced Louisville in their last respective matches. Ohio State beat the Cardinals 2-0, while Kent State was blown out in a 5-1 loss.Ohio State got off to a quick start, dominating possession by forcing turnovers and connecting on several challenging passes.Early in the first half, the Buckeyes defended Kent State’s breakaway opportunity well, but it still helped the Golden Flashes gain momentum for the first time in the game.That surge in momentum led to Kent State’s first score as back Jamie Fries was able to find the back of the net with 16:02 left in the half.Senior forward Maddy Humphrey tied the game at one goal apiece as she scored, knocking the ball over the head of the goalie nearly five minutes later. As time was expiring, the Buckeyes had a corner opportunity and failed to convert, as they hit the ball off the post.Ohio State began the second half with a breakaway six minutes in but it was well-defended by Kent State to prevent a go-ahead goal. Evenly matched for the first 10 minutes in the second half, the Buckeyes were given a corner opportunity at the 23:50 mark and the Golden Flashes denied Ohio State the opportunity as the ball bounced past the net and out of play.With nine minutes to go, Kent State had a two-on-zero breakaway opportunity, but a pass was just out of the reach of the diving stick from a Golden Flashes player, preventing the potential goal.Kent State drew a pair of corner opportunities with just under five minutes left to take a 2-1 lead, thanks to the goal by senior Ines Delpech. Ohio State came short on three straight corner opportunities late in the second half ultimately giving Kent State the 2-1 victory. read more

Ohio State womens volleyball hits the road looking to continue winning ways

Senior defensive specialist Julianne Mandolfo (5) celebrates a point during a match against Michigan Sept. 27 at St. John Arena. OSU won, 3-1.Credit: Mark Batke / Lantern photographerOnce in the midst of an eight-match losing streak, the Ohio State women’s volleyball team’s fortune has taken a turn for the better.The Buckeyes are fresh off two statement victories: a sweep of Indiana and a four-set win against then-No. 14 Purdue.While the team is still unranked, the Buckeyes will have to remain focused as they hit the road for matches against two ranked opponents this weekend.OSU is scheduled to face off against No. 11 Minnesota in Minneapolis at 8 p.m. Friday, before heading to Madison, Wis., for a date with No. 14 Wisconsin at 2 p.m. Sunday.Freshman setter Maggie Heim said the team has to remain focused and disciplined, especially on the road.“These are going to be two huge crowds,” she said. “So staying intent on what we need to get done, what we’re there for (will be important).”Both teams have topped OSU at home this season. The then-No.19 Badgers topped the Buckeyes 3-2 Oct. 11 in Columbus while No. 11 Minnesota swept OSU on its home court the following night. Those were also the first two losses of OSU’s eight-match losing streak.Senior outside hitter Kaitlyn Leary said it will be important to focus on the Golden Gophers first because OSU cannot afford to overlook any Big Ten team.“Minnesota is just a really good team, so we have to play hard,” she said. “(Last) weekend, I think we played well as a team together, so we’ll have to do that.”Leary added Wisconsin will be just as ready for the Buckeyes, since the teams have already played this season.“Obviously, we know more about them, they know more about us now,” she said. “Whatever the coaches set for our game plan, we need to follow that and just play together as a team.”Leary leads the Big Ten this season with 476 kills, followed by freshman middle blocker Taylor Sandbothe’s 225.Sandbothe was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week after tallying a combined 26 kills against Indiana and Purdue.“It’s a huge honor, to get Big Ten Freshman of the Week,” Sandbothe said. “It’s just really humbling, the fact that I have a big impact on this team.”The challenge facing OSU is finding a way to stop Minnesota senior middle blocker Tori Dixon, who is sixth in the Big Ten in average kills per set and is tied for third in blocks per set, if it wants to win Friday.“We’re going to try to get four hands on her every time,” senior defensive specialist Julianne Mandolfo said about Dixon. “She’s going to get her kills, but if we minimize them, then I think we put ourselves in a very good position to win the game.”No matter how many kills Dixon gets, the Buckeyes will have to turn around and face Wisconsin Sunday before making their way back to Columbus. OSU is scheduled to return home Nov. 22 for a match against No. 25 Illinois. read more

Things that will make every Irish sports fan feel very very old

first_imgDAVID BECKHAM BOWED out this week, ending a career many of us first watched through a floppy curtains hair style in the 90s right through to what we like to call the ‘solar-panel for a sex machine’ era of recent years.And God, that almost makes us feel as old as when we make an involuntary noise getting out of the sofa of an evening to get the hot chocolate on.Here’s other things that bring home the fact that we’re pushing on. But he’s already had a political career ; he was governor of Minnesota between 1999 and 2003.(AP Photo/Tom Olmscheid, File)Toto Schillaci has ALL this hair nowPic: INPHO/Dan SheridanINPHO/GettyAnd, via TheDailyEdge,  Ralph Macchio, aka Daniel-san… is as old as Mr Miyagi in the Karate Kid film: 51. That is grim. What’s made you feel old, sports fans? 17 things we’d like to see revived in sportOpinion: Leinster’s European final takes secondary importance to Pro12 Walter Walsh — or Welter Welsh as some wags might say — was the man-of-the-match in last year’s All-Ireland senior hurling final.He was born a few months before Nirvana’s Nevermind was released.This is the kid from the album cover by the way:Remember the baby Bebeto and his team-mates were celebrating at USA ’94?The baby is now a professional footballer wanted by the likes of Juventus and Real Madrid.And Teddy Sheringham’s son Charlie is past itHe was released by Bournemouth last month.Players tweet and Instagram pictures… the first Ryan Giggs one was black and whiteWho did you fancy growing up?Gabriela Sabatini?Mark Lennihan/AP/Press Association ImagesShe’s hitting… like 50. Almost.LYNNE SLADKY/AP/Press Association ImagesPeople who weren’t alive to see this… can now raise a toast to Big JackYouTube: PeteTop CartonKevo from your Saturday morning telly is now a sports producer in RTÉPic: codologistRapid!Jesse Ventura was a professional wrestler to usPic creditlast_img read more

Four Tesco stores vote to join strike six vote against

first_imgFour Tesco stores vote to join strike, six vote against From Monday, 20 stores will be subject to industrial action. By Paul Hosford Tuesday 21 Feb 2017, 11:41 AM Share100 Tweet Email Image: RollingNews.ie Image: RollingNews.ie 90 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article http://jrnl.ie/3250478 Short URL FOUR MORE TESCO stores have voted to join strikes taking place across the company.Last night workers at Ballinasloe, Bloomfield, Carlow and Newbridge stores voted to strike in response to changes to contracts which will affect 250 workers.From Monday, 20 stores will be subject to industrial action. A further 13 stores will be balloting over the next two nights.However, six of the ten stores balloted rejected strike action. A statement from the company welcomed the ballots in the Ashbourne, Lucan, Westport, Killarney Park, Killarney Street and Middleton stores.“Mandate’s actions are impacting on our colleagues including through its calls for customers to shop at non-union stores.Mandate’s irresponsible refusal to accept the Labour Court Recommendation remains at the heart of this dispute. We believe the Mandate leadership should have endorsed the outcome of the State industrial relations processes, which both Tesco and Mandate jointly agreed to utilise to resolve the pre-1996 changes.For their part, Mandate said that staff had suffered “scare tactics” prior to the votes.No doubt this intense pressure by management had an impact on the votes of some workers, but the union congratulates all those who withstood the pressure and balloted to protect all contracts of employment in Tesco Ireland.“Nonetheless, we fully respect the democratic decisions made by all members and the strike will get underway next Monday in four additional stores as will continue in the 16 stores where it is currently underway.”Tesco yesterday claimed that 45,000 people had crossed the picket lines to shop in stores where action is ongoing.Read: Tesco claims 45,000 people shopped at stores picketed by strikers 27,579 Views Feb 21st 2017, 11:41 AM last_img read more

Winning Mixed Match Challenge Season 2 team to earn trip to Royal

first_img WWE announced on Monday a big added stipulation for the winners of season two of the Mixed Match Challenge series currently airing on Facebook Watch.The two winners of the tournament will be entered into their respective men’s and women’s Royal Rumble match and be given the always coveted No. 30 entry spot.You can check out the official announcement below:“In addition to earning supreme bragging rights over nine other elite mixed tandems, the winning Superstars of this season’s 14-week round robin event will receive the coveted 30th entry in their respective Royal Rumble Matches in January 2019, giving them a greater opportunity to win the celebrated free-for-all before going on to headline WrestleMania. In addition, they will receive an all-expenses paid vacation to anywhere in the world.”Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipBully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On TwitterVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 0.00%0:00Remaining Time -0:30 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Twitter Video: Watch the live WWE Clash of Champions Kickoff Show from Charlotte tonight Now Playing Up Next Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Videos Articles Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Now Playing Up Next Roman Reigns is in Remission Is WWE Losing Its Audience?center_img Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Velvet Sky Facebook Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte last_img read more

John Horst on SB822 Californias Net Neutrality Law

first_img November 4, 2018 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter John Horst on SB822, California’s Net Neutrality Law. KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 1:00 PMcenter_img Posted: November 4, 2018 KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Net neutrality has been a hot topic lately. Cyber-security engineer John Horst joined GMSD Sunday morning to give us a better understanding of what net neutrality is. last_img read more

Ramona Library Evacuated For Suspicious Device

first_imgRamona Library Evacuated For Suspicious Device Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, RAMONA (KUSI) – A report of a suspicious device triggered the evacuation of the Ramona Library this afternoon, authorities said. A staff member at the library, located on Main Street at 13th Street, reported seeing a suspicious device in front of the building just after 3 p.m.,sheriff’s Lt. Chris May said.It wasn’t known who placed the device or when it arrived, but deputies evacuated the library and nearby businesses “out of an abundance of caution,” May said. Bomb and arson investigators were called in to evaluate the threat.By about 4:30 p.m., units cleared the area and business as usual resumed, May said. He said investigators still were still investigating to determine what the device was. No one was hurt. KUSI Newsroom April 6, 2019 Posted: April 6, 2019last_img read more

ASAWISHH Leads MultiCooperator Trade Conferences in SubSaharan Africa

first_imgWISHH Executive Director Jim Hershey (right) discusses opportunities with U.S. food and ingredient suppliers with attendees of the conference. ASA’s World initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) program organized conferences in South Africa and Uganda with the help of local U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)-Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) offices in Pretoria, RSA and Nairobi, Kenya. The conferences were titled “Diversifying the African Food Basket with U.S. Products.”Representatives from the American Peanut Council, U.S. Dry Bean Council, U.S. Dry Pea & Lentil Council and the U.S. Potato Board joined ASA/WISHH in exploring local business and marketing opportunities. USDA’s Global Broad-based Initiative, under the Office of Trade Promotions at FAS, funded the events. Approximately 75 people attended each one-day conference in the respective regions.Conference agendas included local experts who discussed the nutrition status of local populations and the current trade and business environment. The cooperators each made presentations about their products, which were incorporated into snacks at breaks and the lunch that was offered after each conference.”This was the best one yet,” said Ross Kreamer, USDA’s Agricultural Minister-Counselor for Southern Africa.Ugandan conference participants eagerly listen to the U.S. Agency for International Development’s presentation on public/private partnership opportunities. (WISHH photos)last_img read more

49 Voices Patricia Ratcliff of Anchorage

first_imgThis week we’re hearing from Patricia Ratcliff from Anchorage. Ratcliff moved up here 30 years ago from the Dakotas to get married.Download AudioRATCLIFF: Well the winters are longer. You only have three seasons. Well actually two: winter and spring. Where I grew up, it was all four seasons. It was winter it was cold, colder than it was here because we don’t have any trees. There’s a lot of wind back home. But you had really nice summers in the 90s. You know, you had fall. Right now I probably couldn’t handle the summer as hot as it is down there now. But, I’ve been in Alaska a long time so…I would really like to move if that was a possibility. For me the reason I would like to go is, like I said, travel, see more things ‘cause in Alaska here, you’re kind of stuck. I have kids. Two of them live right outside Seattle.We didn’t have a lot of different cultures or a lot of different races where I came from. So I came up here and it’s a big diversity and the people are nice and everything. And it’s the same in the lower 48. You can always see wildlife up here. Like yesterday I saw a moose and its baby, and I was walking. Of course, I turned around and walked the other way, you know.Yeah… they think you live out in the wilderness. That there isn’t really anything, that’s the kind of perception they have: You’re really way out in the middle of nowhere and you’re stuck. If I would’ve stayed, I probably wouldn’t have gotten married and had my kids, so that’s one good thing.last_img read more

Teens Cater Good Eats Via Singing Telegram

first_imgBy Renee Foose, Special to the AFROAt a time when women-owned businesses are among the fastest growing start-ups in the country, a pair of talented, energetic, and entrepreneurial minded teenagers have found a niche within their community and have launched a catering business specializing in gourmet cupcakes and healthy eats.  Erin Bowman, 17, and her sister Lena, 16 established Sistahs’ Sweet, a baking company that deliver custom made treats. They’ve distinguished themselves as not only accomplished bakers, but as performers, offering to deliver any baked goods with the promise of a singing telegram.The idea came to them following years of watching their mother and family members cook.  “We have a passion for cooking and baking from watching our mom cook,” said Erin.  “Initially our customers were our family members,” said Lena, “now we have a customer base that extends to the Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia area” she said.Sisters Erin and Lena Bowman have established themselves as owners of a rising catering business that specializing in healthy gourmet eats and delivery services that showcase their vocal talent.Between 2007 and 2012 the rate for female owned businesses grew by 27 percent versus black female-owned at 67 percent the Census Bureau reported.  This growth continues in spite of the challenges black women face as entrepreneurs, including funding sources for capital and discrimination within the business and start-up community.However, the continued innovation of technology continues to propel this generation of entrepreneurs forward. Through the use of social media and word of mouth the pair have grown their business with a regular customer base.  Many of the cupcake flavors they develop come from customer suggestions and through Erin’s love of chemistry and experimenting.  In addition to baking, they have given cooking demonstrations and routinely visit Baltimore City schools to discuss how to eat healthy and how to have fun cooking.  Having access to a commercial kitchen, they often recruit family members and friends to help them bake when orders exceed normal volume.“We don’t have any one working for us at this time, but we hope to expand to more product lines in time and eventually hire staff” Erin said.In addition to baking healthy cupcakes, Erin and Lena have also developed a line of scented  body scrubs.  Orders for Valentine’s Day are being accepted at www.sistahsweets.com or by calling 410-889-6100.last_img read more

Schmid is Tied for Fifth after Two Rounds at the General Hackler

first_img LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Matthias Schmid of the University of Louisville men’s golf team is tied for fifth place to help lead the Cardinals to a fourth-place standing after two rounds of the General Hackler Championship at the Dunes Golf & Beach Club in Myrtle Beach, S.C.Collectively, the Cardinals played well, firing a 14-under par 562 to close the rounds just eight shots behind the current leader North Florida, which shot a 22-under par 554. Liberty and Wake Forest are tied for second at 18-under-par. Kentucky is in fifth at five shots behind the Cardinals.The Cardinals fired an opening-round 4-under-par 284, but responded by carding a 10-under-par 278 to be in contention heading into round three. The Cardinals, who are paired with Kentucky and Georgia, will begin play Tuesday morning at 8:50 a.m.Schmid continues to play at a high level. After opening play with an even-round 72, the sophomore responded by shooting a 6-under-par 66 to sit five shots off the lead. North Florida’s Travis Trace is the leader at 11-under-par.Jiri Zuska opened the round with a 4-under-par 68, but struggled in round two with a 1-over-par 73 to end play in a tie for 11th place. John Murphy is in a tie for 17th after identical rounds of 71.Trevor Johnson is tied for 23rd after shooting a 1-under-par 143 and Devin Morley rounded out the top five after a 5-over-par 149.Print Friendly Version Story Linkslast_img read more

Equifax Breach Compromises Data of More Than 143 Million People

first_imgStay on target How to Stay Cybersecure for the HolidaysYou Know Your Smartphone is Spying on You, But It’s Worse Than You Think Equifax, one of the United States’ primary credit reporting agencies, announced Thursday that its databases had been breached. Private information on more than 143 million people in the US, including Social Security Numbers, driver’s license numbers, addresses, birth dates, and credit card information may now be out in the wild. This is the largest such incident in history.The breach was discovered back in July, and since the company has been conducting a private investigation. Equifax did not begin notifying victims until this week, though claimed that it did not notice any fraudulent use as a result of the breach on any affected accounts.“Criminals exploited a U.S. website application vulnerability to gain access to certain files,” Equifax said in a statement, adding that hundreds of thousands of credit card numbers were stolen as well as “dispute documents” that contain personally identifying information for “approximately 182,000 people.”At issue, of course, is the growing problem of big data, the lack of layered security, and the arrogance of companies that don’t prepare their systems to “fail well.” Equifax, in particular, comes out pretty bad in this, given the unscrupulous practices such agencies use to sucker employers and other organizations into using credit reports as a proxy for trust-worthiness even outside of the economic sphere. Companies like Equifax, as well as its compatriots Experian and TransUnion have routinely collected tremendous quantities covering almost the entire financial history of just about everyone in the US.This has helped fuel an entire cottage industry of bogus debt collection, harassment, manipulation, collusion, etc. to create markets for collected data. From there, credit reporting agencies sell their “services” (i.e. your information) to various organizations including banks and retailers or potential employers.These agencies are not only routinely wrong, but the sheer quantity of sensitivity of data collected should, at the very least, warrant one of the highest standards of caution possible. Instead, it seems, Equifax skirted best practices and left many of its most sensitive data unsecured, unencrypted, and together in large enough, contiguous blocks for the attackers to have made off with one of the single most complete troves of stolen data in history.Data protection and privacy, thanks to the dominance of organizations like Equifax hasn’t been appropriately regulated or handled in… basically ever. This all but guarantees that almost nothing will change, few, if any, will be punished. And Equifax’s shares fell a mere five percent. After a breach that compromised well over half of every adult in the United States.“This is a security risk for any and every website that anyone uses,” founder of Cybersecurity firm Soteria, Chistopher O’Rourke, told CNBC.“Most often, security questions to access those websites use that data, like a previous address, so this becomes an open-source intelligence nightmare, worse in many ways than the Office of Personnel Management government breach,” O’Rourke added. “It’s nasty. If I can get my hands on that information I can call a bank. They’re going to ask me for your Social, address, the information that was leaked here, to get access.”In a flaccid attempt to right this hilariously grim, ironic mess, Equifax has setup a website to educate victims on the data breach. The company refers to every affected as either “customers” or “consumers,” which is perfectly dehumanizing in the most insidious way.“This is clearly a disappointing event for our company, and one that strikes at the heart of who we are and what we do. I apologize to consumers and our business customers for the concern and frustration this causes,” CEO Richard Smith said in a statement. “We pride ourselves on being a leader in managing and protecting data, and we are conducting a thorough review of our overall security operations. We also are focused on consumer protection and have developed a comprehensive portfolio of services to support all U.S. consumers, regardless of whether they were impacted by this incident.”Hopefully, one day, we’ll have sensible data security policies and this won’t happen. Also, maybe don’t have tons of companies running around that gather up all of our data and super pinky promise to protect it. Until then… good luck.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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first_img News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more 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.  News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more 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 Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more Related Content Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | September 29, 2010 DICOM Systems Supplier Files Patent Lawsuit Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more center_img News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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The lawsuits also seek unspecified damages and attorneys’ fees.Each of the patents in the lawsuit is directed to aspects of computer systems that record DICOM medical images and other related data onto portable digital storage devices. In DatCard’s own commercial PacsCube product, the storage device also includes a program that allows any user to view the images without the need for specialized preinstalled software. The key technology covered by the patents facilitates sharing of critical medical information with healthcare providers and patients.In 2008, DatCard filed suit against its largest competitor, Codonics Inc., to prevent its infringement of DatCard’s first patent. The case concluded in 2010, with Codonics agreeing to an injunction requiring it to discontinue sales of its competing product. The current lawsuits involve the same patent that was involved in the Codonics litigation, U.S. Patent No. 7,302,164, plus three additional patents that DatCard was recently awarded by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.For more information: datcard.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more last_img read more

US general sees antidrug effort faltering in Latin America as funding declines

first_imgWASHINGTON, D.C. – Dwindling defense budgets have been a boon to drug trafficking networks in Latin America as U.S. intelligence and interdiction assets in the Caribbean have been pared down, the top U.S. commander responsible for the region said Thursday.“Because of asset shortfalls, we’re unable to get after 74 percent of suspected maritime drug smuggling,” Marine Gen. John Kelly told the Senate Armed Services Committee during a hearing about threats and military posture in the Western Hemisphere. “I simply sit and watch it go by.”Kelly said that, because of tightening defense budgets, he does not anticipate getting additional assets for intelligence gathering and surveillance, even as some currently in use in Afghanistan are shipped home. Meanwhile, he warned, China, Russia and Iran have made a concerted effort in recent years to bolster their presence and influence in Latin America.Kelly, who heads the Miami-based Southern Command, has been making a strikingly candid argument that the United States has become ill-equipped to respond to threats and capitalize on opportunities in the Americas. The general said that of the five overseas combatant commands, his has the “least priority.” The urgency of his remarks Thursday was rare for military leaders, who often use congressional hearings to highlight success stories and seldom volunteer statistics that show worsening trend lines.“Without assets, certain things will happen,” Kelly said later in the day, speaking to reporters at the Pentagon. “Much larger amounts of drugs will flow up from Latin America. We’ll do less and less engagement with our friends and partners in the region.”In fiscal 2013, he said in written testimony submitted to the Senate panel, the United States and allied nations were able to interdict 132 metric tons of cocaine, 15 percent less than the year before. Kelly said he estimates that authorities seize roughly 20 percent of narcotics in transit to the United States, a statistic several senators called alarming.“That’s all we get?” Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., the ranking member of the committee, asked incredulously.“All we get,” Kelly responded.He said interdiction efforts would be bolstered with more ships that can transport helicopters. His command has only one Navy ship and two Coast Guard cutters assigned to counter narcotics smuggling, he said. U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, left, and Gen. John Kelly meet with provincial leaders shortly after arriving March 14, 2012 at Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan. AFP/Pool/Scott OlsonKelly said he has 5 percent of the intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance equipment that would give his team a thorough handle on the activities of enterprises smuggling drugs and people to the United States through Central America and the Caribbean.“I would say 5 percent is jaw-dropping, frankly, in terms of the threats that you’ve just talked about,” said Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H. “I think this is something that we better address as a committee.”Kelly said Latin American leaders are bewildered by initiatives that have legalized marijuana in two U.S. states — a step several other states and the District of Columbia are contemplating. “They’re in disbelief when they hear us talking about things like legalization, particularly when we still encourage them to stay shoulder to shoulder with us in the drug fight in their part of the world,” he said. ” ‘Hypocrite’ sometimes works its way into the conversation.”© 2014, The Washington Post Facebook Comments Related posts:Drug policy in Central America criminalizes poverty, says Costa Rica Public Security Minister OAS chief urges new approach to failed ‘war on drugs’ Protecting indigenous land rights could help deter drug trafficking in Central America, says new report Top medical experts say we should decriminalize all drugs and maybe go even furtherlast_img read more

Audit boss flags party election expenses

first_imgMOST of the financial statements submitted by political parties relating to their expenses for the May 2016 parliamentary elections contain discrepancies, the auditor-general has found.Perhaps unsurprisingly, the most conspicuous mismatch was traced in the accounts furnished by ruling Disy which, as the party with the most seats in the House, is entitled to the largest state grant paid extraordinarily –over and above the regular annual grant – to parties to help them finance their election campaigns.Disy had spent on advertising agencies €163,575, but got a discount overall of 40 per cent on that amount – the total value of the original invoices.The discounted amount comes to around €65,000.According to the auditor-general, these discounts should be listed as non-cash contributions. Disy did not list them as such.Under the law, non-cash contributions by private entities cannot exceed €50,000.Disy challenged the auditor-general on this point, having secured a legal opinion from an attorney that discounts afforded by advertising agencies are part of the normal course of business and should therefore not be considered as non-cash contributions.But in its findings, the Audit Office points out that the attorney furnishing the legal opinion to Disy also happens to be the chairman of the board as well as a shareholder in the same ad agency that gave the discount.The Audit Office intends to refer this matter to the attorney-general to determine whether the law was in fact broken.Similar instances of discounts from advertisers were tracked for the other parties, though the amounts concerned were considerably smaller and did not raise flags.On Akel, the biggest disparity concerned expenses worth €80,000 paid out to the party-affiliated company Dialogos Media Services Ltd.The auditor-general said that, other than the cash receipts furnished by the company, no other documentary evidence or invoices were available on the transactions to prove that they related to election campaign expenses.Akel’s response was that these expenditures were part of their campaign to promote the party’s views on the Sunday edition of daily Haravghi and on the Astra radio station.“However, our Agency has doubts as to whether the amount in question should be included in the [expenses] statement,” the Audit Office said.Diko’s accounts as submitted displayed a surplus of €8,836. Revenues were at €485,451, of which €421,521 related to the state grant and €64,000 to various donations.But according to the accounts as adjusted by the Audit Office, the party’s revenues and expenses for the elections came to 487,746 and €491,076, respectively, yielding a deficit of €3,330.The party omitted to list as expenses a number of discounts given by various organisations as well as certain consultancy services. These totalled a little under €10,000.The Audit Office found that the amounts in question were not paid out despite the fact that service purchase contracts had been drawn up between the party and the agencies.Diko had issued the corresponding cheques for these amounts, but the beneficiaries did not show up to collect them.For socialists Edek, the auditor-general flagged expenses of €54,052 – around a third of the total spent on the campaign trail – for which insufficient documentation was provided.Part of this included payments made to two full-time party employees, €10,065 and €700, which were listed under expenses for purchase of services and travel.The party subsequently provided assurances in writing that these expenses were strictly related to the election campaign.The Solidarity Movement’s statement did not list the party’s revenues. The extraordinary state grant to the party – €138.849 – was paid out on July 19, 2016, after the elections.The party said this amount was not included in the statement “by omission.” The auditor-general pointed out, however, that the statement was prepared on September 30, 2016, that is, subsequent to the disbursement of the amount.The results of the audit were posted on Thursday on the website of the Audit Office.You May LikeMemory Care | Search AdsLuxury Memory Care Facilities Near Rowland Heights For SeniorsMemory Care | Search AdsUndoFigLeaf Beta AppTake Online Privacy on a whole New levelFigLeaf Beta AppUndoYahoo Search | Search AdsThe Early Signs Of Hepatitis C – Research About Hepatitis CYahoo Search | Search AdsUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Focus corruption case headed back to court

first_imgTHE trial proper in the Focus corruption case is to proceed again, after the Supreme Court rejected the latest motions filed by various defendants.To date, three trials within a trial have taken place in the start-stop case, which relates to the alleged bribery of a former central bank governor in exchange for his collusion in the takeover of Laiki Bank in 2006.Nicosia district court, trying the case, had ruled against multiple objections raised by the defendants, some of whom subsequently petitioned the Supreme Court to reverse those interim rulings.In its latest intervention, the Supreme Court ruled on a motion filed by two of the defendants that certain evidence introduced by the prosecution should be ruled inadmissible.The criminal court had thrown out the objection, in what was the third trial within a trial. The defence then challenged the interim judgment with the Supreme Court.The defence had argued that certain evidence the prosecution was trying to submit constituted private communications that took place before a law was passed allowing authorities to monitor and gather written electronic communications of suspects, including emails, as well as messages exchanged on applications like Viber, Skype, WhatsApp and Facebook.The law came into force in December, 2015.The material in question can be found on an external hard drive seized by authorities from the personal computer of defendant Michalis Zolotas, a Greek shipowner accused of using his Focus Maritime Corp to transfer €1m to pay former central bank governor Christodoulos Christodoulou.The money was paid into the account of a consulting firm technically owned by Christodoulou’s daughter, and it is alleged that it was actually done on behalf of former Laiki strongman Andreas Vgenopoulos in exchange for the former governor’s collusion during the Greek financier’s 2006 takeover of Laiki.Laiki was shuttered in 2013.Some of the contested items of evidence were documents pertaining to the transfer of €1m from Greece’s Egnatia Bank to Focus.Exhibit 1, in particular, references a €1m payment made by Egnatia to Focus, described as an “overdraft facility.” This has now been ruled admissible.A triple merger between Egnatia, Laiki and Marfin Financial Group had been overseen by Vgenopoulos, who owned shares in all three.The Greek financier, widely considered as the protagonist in the collapse of the island’s banking system in 2013, died in November 2016.On January 8, Nicosia criminal court will decide on whether to allow a fourth trial within a trial, after fresh objections raised by the defence, again relating to the evidence.The defendants face a total of 24 charges including corruption, bribery, abuse of authority, abuse of trust, and money laundering.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more