Alberta Ballet to produce original work featuring Tragically Hip music

first_imgA contemporary ballet inspired by the music of The Tragically Hip will be one of the focal points of the 2017-2018 season for Alberta Ballet. Login/Register With: The season also features the company’s first new family ballet in 10 years, “Cinderella,” using sets and costumes by the Cincinnati Ballet. “Tango Fire” by Buenos Aires, Argentina, will make its first visit to Alberta, while the season will also include a contemporary production of “After the Curtain” choreographed by “So You Think You Can Dance” star Travis Wall. There will also be a visit from American dancer-illusionists Momix with their show “Opus Cactus.” Advertisement “We are thrilled to be part of this series of wonderful ballet portraits set to the music of some of the greatest musicians of our time,” they said. “We are excited to see how our music will be interpreted through the vision of a renowned dance company.” Facebook Grand-Maître said he was honoured for the chance “to create a unique portrait to the music of one of Canada’s most beloved group of artists. I look forward to this journey and to exploring the music and the poetry of such profound humanists.” In a statement, the band members shared their enthusiasm for the project, pointing to the successes of Grand-Maître’s past collaborations. Grand-Maître has previously collaborated with artists including Elton John, Sarah McLachlan, k.d. lang and Joni Mitchell on ballets incorporating their music. Artistic Director Jean Grand-Maître and executive director Chris George announced the lineup for the 51st season this week. Advertisement The proposal was first raised last fall with members of The Tragically Hip, which embarked on a cross-Canada trip widely expected to be the last with frontman Gord Downie, who was diagnosed with an incurable form of brain cancer. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The season will be rounded out with local productions of “Dangerous Liaisons,” “The Nutcracker,” and “Paquita and Other Works.” It includes a new family ballet, three internationally acclaimed guest companies and the world premiere of “All of Us,” the Tragically Hip piece. Twitterlast_img read more

JVP claims traffic police given targets to collect fines

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) claims the traffic police have been given targets to collect fines from motorists for road rule violations.JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake told Parliament today that collecting fines is one way the Government is looking at raising money. “The police have been given targets for a week to collect more fines,” he claimed.The country is said to be facing a serious financial crisis and Dissanayake said that the Government is looking at collecting higher taxes and more fines from the public to cover its costs and pay outstanding debts. (Colombo Gazette)

Modi says Sri Lanka visit sign of strong relationship

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi says his Sri Lanka visit which begins today, is a sign of the strong relationship between both countries.During his visit, Modi will join the International Vesak Day celebrations in Colombo tomorrow, where he will interact with leading Buddhist spiritual leaders, scholars and theologians. “It is my honour to join these celebrations with President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. My visit brings to the fore one of the most abiding links between India and Sri Lanka- the shared heritage of Buddhism,” he said. “I will be sharing more from Sri Lanka on social media. You can watch all my programmes in Sri Lanka live on the ‘Narendra Modi Mobile App,” Modi said. “This time, I will be privileged to pay respect at the revered Sri Dalada Maligawa in Kandy, also known as the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic. My visit will commence in Colombo with a visit to the Seema Malaka at the Gangaramayya temple where I will take part in the traditional lamp lighting ceremony. I will be meeting with President Sirisena, Prime Minister Wickremesinghe and other eminent dignitaries,” he said.Modi also said that he will visit the up country region of Sri Lanka where he will inaugurate the Dickoya Hospital that has been built with Indian assistance, and have an interaction with the Indian-origin Tamil community. Modi said that during his last visit in 2015, he had the opportunity to visit Anuradhapura, a UNESCO world heritage site and a leading centre of Buddhism for centuries. read more

President inspects Chinese funded housing project in Aranayaka

President Maithripala Sirisena inspected the Chinese funded housing project in Aranayaka which was built to house the families affected by the devastating landslide in Aranayaka in 2016.President Sirisena, the Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Cheng Xueyuan and several Government Ministers accompanied the President during the visit. The President’s office said that President Sirisena spoke to the families living in the area and discussed the issues they face.The Chinese Government funded the construction of 100 houses in Aranayaka at a cost of Rs. 217 million. (Colombo Gazette)

Couriers bracing for Christmas shipstorm

(Updated) As couriers scramble to deliver a flood of parcels before Christmas, Purolator says today will be its busiest shipping day of the holiday season. The company expects it will ship approximately 1.3 million pieces today. It says December 23rd is the latest date to ship a parcel for next-day delivery in Canada. December 22nd is the deadline to send parcels for next-day delivery to the United States. If you are shipping something to Europe, it must be sent by tomorrow. As online shopping becomes more popular and convenient, couriers are reporting growing volumes of shipments at this time of year. Here’s what some people had to say to CHCH News about the growing trend of shopping online. “I do a lot of on-line shopping. That’s where i got a lot of my gifts. It is really, really easy and it saves me time.”“I think it is awesome. I think it is really good. They are doing well.”“It is either at 7:00 when they open or I am shopping on-line. I love it.”“It is convenient, but shipping can cost a lot.”The courier crush is compounded as major retailers compete for online shoppers by offering free shipping. read more

Bombardier says unrest in Ukraine could delay Russian deal to build Q400s

by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 20, 2014 3:21 pm MDT Bombardier says unrest in Ukraine could delay Russian deal to build Q400s The international crises over events in Crimea could affect Bombardier’s efforts to finalize negotiations for a joint venture to build Q-400 turboprops in Russia, the manufacturer said Thursday.“With the Ukraine and everything that’s happening there, it’s softened up a little bit the discussions but our partner is still very eager to make that happen,” aerospace president Guy Hachey told an investor conference in New York.Hachey didn’t provide any details about the potential impact the crisis might have on what he described as a “big opportunity” for the aircraft.Russia is being targeted by western countries for its annexation of the Crimean peninsula.On Thursday, President Barack Obama expanded U.S. economic sanctions against Moscow, targeting 20 Russian officials as well as a Russian bank that provides them support.Obama also signed an executive order that would allow the U.S. to penalize key sectors of the Russian economy, including its huge energy business, if Russian forces move into other areas of Ukraine.The dispute with Russia is expected to dominate a meeting next week of G7 leaders, which includes the U.S., Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Canada.Bombardier (TSX:BBD.B) said in January that it was close to finalizing an agreement to establish a joint venture with Rostec, a Russian state corporation, that could lead to some 100 turboprops, valued at US$3.4 billion at list prices, being built for the Russian market.The final assembly line in Russia would complement Bombardier’s Toronto operations, where final assembly of the 70- to 80-seat turboprop currently take place.Hachey told analysts that its efforts to sell the plane in emerging markets is gaining traction in part due to the introduction of an 86-seat version that will make it more financially attractive for customers and challenge main rival ATR.“I’m more bullish on the Q400 than I have been in the last couple of years,” he told analysts.Meanwhile, Hachey said flight testing of its new commercial CSeries aircraft will pick up in the coming months but is already providing proof of the cost savings it has promised customers to attract more than 200 firm orders.“Obviously, we still have a lot more testing to go, we have a lot more hours to fly, but every indication right now is what we have modelled is actually happening in flight testing.”The aircraft’s entry into service has been delayed until the second half of 2015.It is one of several development programs underway. Bombardier is also developing new ultra long-range Global 7000/8000 business jets, coming out with a refreshed Challenger 350 and preparing to introduce an all-composite Learjet 85.Bombardier CEO Pierre Beaudoin said the company has delayed the first flight of its newest Learjet, which was scheduled for Thursday, due to adverse weather.However, the plane will have its first test flight “imminently,” said Beaudoin, who added that is upbeat about the company’s future.“We’ve invested a lot in growth in new products in the last few years and, as the products enter into service, we’re now ready to start seeing the results of all these investments,” he said.The Montreal-based transportation company expects its revenues will grow to more than US$30 billion in five years from US$18.2 billion in 2013 as its pre-tax profit EBIT doubles.For 2016, Beaudoin said revenue should increase to between US$23 billion and US$25 billion.Walter Spracklin of RBC Capital Markets said that’s ahead of his forecast of US$22 billion, while the 2014 EBITDA guidance of US$1.5 billion was US$200 million more than he has predicted.Bombardier expects to generate more free cash this year and will have enough liquidity to fund new aerospace programs while paying $1.8 billion of debt set to mature in 2016.“We believe that the tone and new data points are neutral to a modest positive to our current positive thesis on the Bombardier shares,” he wrote in a report Thursday.New business aircraft are expected to add up to US$3.5 billion in additional revenue, while the CSeries should deliver US$5 billion to US$8 billion in revenue depending on if it produces 120 or 150 aircraft per year.Beaudoin said he also anticipates the railway division revenues to grow from increased orders in high-margin rolling stock and system/signalling contracts, which together account for 39 per cent of Bombardier’s revenues.The company also expects services work will contribute one quarter of Bombardier’s revenues in five years, up from 19 per cent last year.Beaudoin said that’s “a big challenge” given the anticipated growth in overall revenues but can be achieved by acquiring a services business.Lutz Bertling, the new head of the railway division, said the company is addressing past problems while cutting costs to fund research and development.He said that will give it a two-year innovation advantage as its two primary rivals — Alstom and Siemens — are diverted by internal problems.On the Toronto Stock Exchange, Bombardier’s shares closed at C$4.15, up six cents in Thursday trading.Follow @RossMarowits on Twitter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

As parties meet in Uganda UN official urges consensual solution to Burundian

“Burundi has gone through difficult times before and has a long history of dialogues. There are lessons to be learned from these past experiences,” Jamal Benomar, the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser, said at talks convened in Uganda by President Yoweri Museveni, who is also mediator of the East African Community. “Burundians are the ones who will live with the consequences of the decisions they make. They have the prime responsibility for finding a way forward for the future of their country,” Mr. Benomar added. “This must be a nationally-led and owned effort which we as the international community stand ready to support.” Burundi has been in the midst of a political crisis since President Pierre Nkurunziza decided to run for a controversial third term earlier this year, since when at least 400 people have been killed, with the toll possibly considerably higher, and 220,000 have fled to neighbouring States with many others internally displaced. Just over a week ago, the UN Security Council, voicing deep concern at the escalation of violence in Burundi, called for urgent acceleration of mediation efforts by East African States and urged all Burundian stakeholders to fully cooperate with a proposed African Union peacekeeping mission.The Council stated that only a “genuine and inclusive” dialogue would best enable the Burundian stakeholders to find a consensual solution to the crisis, a point that Mr. Benomar reiterated today. He added that the UN has a wealth of experience in supporting national dialogue processes and is ready “to support you in any possible way,” working in partnership with colleagues in the East African Community and the AU. “I sincerely hope today’s event will mark the beginning of the path towards a peaceful, stable and prosperous Burundi.” read more

President rejects second list of nominees for GECOM Chairmanship

-Opposition Leader says litigation forthcoming if President unilaterally appoints someone  President David GrangerPresident David Granger, has once again, rejected the list of persons submitted by the Opposition Leader Dr Bharat Jagdeo for the  appointment of Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM).Today, the second day of June 2017, Jagdeo received a letter from President Granger informing him that the list of six persons, which he submitted on the second day of May 2017, in accordance with Article 161 (2) of the Constitution, is “unacceptable”.The six nominees for the second list included; retired Justice of Appeal BS Roy, retired Justice William Ramlall, Attorney and former Magistrate Oneidge Walrond Allicock, Attorney Kashir Khan, Attorney Nadia Sagar and Captain Gerald Gouveia.Jagdeo had posited with respect to the now rejected list of nominees that “one(1) is a former Judge of the Court of Appeal of Guyana; one(1) is a former Judge of the High Court of Guyana; three(3) are Attorneys-at-law with over ten(10) years of good standing at the Guyana Bar and one(1) is a former Magistrate and therefore, qualify to be Judges of a Court having unlimited jurisdiction in civil and criminal matters in Guyana, in accordance with the Constitution of Guyana; and one(1) is a former Captain of the Guyana Defence Force, a Pilot, and a Businessman and Entrepreneur.”The President’s letter to the Opposition Leader cites Article 161(2) of the Constitution, more specifically, that the Chairman should be appointed ‘from the list of six persons, not unacceptable to the President.’The President then goes on to say that “I have examined the Curricula Vitae of the six persons in light of the criteria defined in my letter to you dated 2017.03.14…I have found the list to be ‘unacceptable’ within the meaning of the Constitution and of those criteria.”This letter was received a few hours after the Leader of the Opposition concluded a press conference, at which he was critical of the President’s overall approach to this issue, which he considers to be of fundamental national importance.Leader of the Opposition Dr Bharat JagdeoJagdeo, in a subsequent release, said that the letter does not indicate what next steps, if any, the President requires to be taken.The Opposition Leader said he notes “with deep concern the cavalier and callous manner in which the President continues to express no confidence in and denigrates the professional reputation, integrity and competence of Guyanese of high calibre who have rendered sterling contributions to the development of our country and in service to our people and who have distinguished themselves in their individual endeavours and pursuits.”Jagdeo reiterated his party’s apprehension that the “President is bent on unilaterally selecting a person of his choice in violation of the letter and spirit of Article 161 (2) of the Constitution and indeed, the Carter Formula.”Moreover, the Opposition Leader warned that “should the President proceed along this unconstitutional, undemocratic and diabolical path there will be litigation and other consequences for which the President will be responsible.”President Granger had dubbed Jagdeo’s first list of nominees as ‘unacceptable’ while  indicating that they did not meet the requirements of Article 161 (2) of the Constitution.These names included Governance and Conflict Resolution Specialist, Lawrence Lachmansingh; Attorney-at-Law and Chartered Accountant, Christopher Ram; businesswoman and former broadcast executive, Rhyaan Shah; Retired Major General, Norman Mc Lean; Business Executive, Ramesh Dookhoo and History Professor, James Rose.The President’s interpretation adumbrated that a current or sitting judge or someone eligible to be a judge in Guyana or the Commonwealth Caribbean is preferred to be appointed as Chairman of the electoral body.The Opposition’s contention however, is that the Constitution clearly contemplates two categories of persons for the post: “Firstly, a High Court judge or an Appellate Court judge, a former High Court or an Appellate Court judge or a person qualified to be a High Court or an Appellate Court judge. Secondly, or (disjunctive), any “fit and proper” person.The President subsequently amended his position to include his ‘criteria’ that the GECOM Chairman must not only be a Judge, but must not be an activist or member of any political party, among many other provisions.GECOM has been without a Chairman since February 28, 2017 when Dr Steve Surujbally stepped down after 15 years at the helm. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related read more

ME Elecmetal FIT System wins Most Innovative project award from parent group

first_imgME Elecmetal has announced that its ME FIT System was awarded as the Most Innovative project of the ‘Innova Awards’ of the Claro Group. The ceremony was held at the Santa Rita Vineyard in Santiago, Chile, on January 27, 2015. The Innova Awards are an innovation initiative of the Claro Group in which all companies within the group participate, including: ME Elecmetal (steel foundries), Cristalerías de Chile (packaging), Viña Santa Rita (winery), Diario Financiero (business newspaper), Capital (business magazine) and ED (design magazine).The award program started four years ago collecting and processing all innovations from the various companies within the group. It demonstrates the Claro Group’s recognition of the importance of innovation in today’s business environment. Jaime Claro, Chairman, presented the award for the Most Innovative project, which went to MEElecmetal’s ME FIT System. Claro stated that: “ME FIT System’s contribution to increasing productivity in the milling stage is a significant contribution to the mining industry”.The award was received by Humberto Saavedra, Marketing Manager, and Nicolas Chacon, Head of the Total Solutions Unit from ME Elecmetal Chile. The Claro Group is a Chilean conglomerate of industrial companies involved in steel, packaging,wine production and media, with sales over $ 1 billion.last_img read more

Google une option pour refuser dêtre localisé par WiFi

first_imgGoogle : une option pour refuser d’être localisé par Wi-FiLa firme amércaine va bientôt proposer la possibilité aux possesseurs de routeur Wi-Fi de ne plus être localisés.Devant les inquiétudes exprimées par la CNIL, la Commission nationale informatique et liberté, et ses équivalents européens, Google a décidé de faire marche arrière sur la question de la localisation des utiliseurs de routeurs Wi-Fi. Marche arrière, ou plutôt un peu plus de souplesse, explique Le Nouvel Obs. À lire aussiÉquinoxe du Printemps : pourquoi tombe-t-il le 20 mars ?Désormais, il sera possible à tous les utilisateurs de smartphones fonctionnant sous Android de désactiver la localisation, via une option, et ainsi de ne pas accéder aux services de Google. Une fois l’option désactivée, l’utilisateur ne recevra donc plus les informations pratiques relatives au lieu où il se trouve et n’apparaitra pas non plus sur les cartes interactives de la firme de Mountain View. Les instances européennes avaient peur de voir le géant américain, qui s’en est toujours défendu, tracer ses clients via cette technique.   Le 15 septembre 2011 à 11:59 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

CTran says changes positive more work to do

first_imgChris Forhan uses C-Tran nearly every day and has been a constant rider for a little more than 10 years, so he had a keen interest when the agency made a substantial service change last year and added The Vine in January.C-Tran altered 375 bus stops, changed 11 routes, added three more and dropped two others in September in an effort to improve overall functionality of its system. The changes helped lay the foundation for The Vine, the region’s first bus rapid transit system, which went live a few months later.So, how’d the agency do?By Forhan’s measure and those of a handful of other riders, pretty well.“I think C-Tran’s made a lot of really good improvements over the last year,” Forhan said. “We’re reaching a level with public transit that’s comparable with other cities.”By its own standards, C-Tran saw some positive results, but there’s still work to be done — especially on its commuter routes — according to a report provided to the agency’s board of directors on June 13.In October and November 2015, the 11 routes C-Tran selected ran on schedule about 67 percent of the time. A year later, after they had changed, their performance jumped up to 76 percent.last_img read more

Koulibaly has never met anyone so humble like Ancelotti

first_imgThe Senegalese talks about the new Napoli boss, and how his philosophy is making good changes at the teamFor Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, the chance to be working alongside coach Carlo Ancelotti is unique.He’s having a great time with his club in the Italian Serie A, where he’s becoming a fan favorite.And in an interview with TV Luna, as reported by Football Italia, the Senegal international talked about Carlo Ancelotti.Rick Karsdorp, Roma, Serie AKarsdorp reveals he had too much stress at Roma Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The Dutch defender has been with the Gialorrossi since 2017, but he has not enjoyed his time in the Italian Lega Serie A.“I have grown so much over these five years at Napoli and was also fortunate enough to become a father in this city, he said.“I am very happy to have become a fan favorite, as it’s difficult to see a player remain on a team for that long nowadays.”“I feel the faith of the coach, staff, teammates, fans, and everyone. Hopefully, we can have a great year,” he added.“The objective this season is to go all the way, but we just got a new Coach and have a lot of work to do. Ancelotti has a different vision of football and is humbler than perhaps any player here. I’ve never seen anyone so humble.”last_img read more

Efforts on to make Bhadradri plasticfree

first_imgBhadrachalam: The district administration is all set to make the temple town plastic-free and taking one step in this direction, the authorities have set September 7 as the deadline for the business establishments to stop use of plastic carry bags and other items. A meeting in this regard was held with the representatives of Chamber of Commerce and owners of business establishments here by the special officers of the Grama Panchayats and Sub-Collector of Bhadrachalam Bhavesh Mishra. Also Read – JIH organises Eid Milap for sanitary workers Advertise With Us During the meeting, officials clearly told them that the order of banning the use of plastic has to be strictly followed. Awareness and publicity programmes like announcements and distribution of pamphlets among the residents of the town has been going on. The officers and staff are explaining to the people about the dangers of using plastic and how it is harmful to the environment, and Sub-Collector of Bhadrachalam Bhavesh Mishra said. He further said after September 7 plastic bags with fifty micron thickness will be allowed. And slowly steps to make Bhadrachalam no-plastic town will be taken. Public has to cooperate in making the temple city plastic-free. After the deadline those who are found using banned plastic items will be fined, he added.last_img read more

Fixed Samsung Galaxy Fold Launches For Real This September

first_imgStay on target Samsung’s 108MP Camera Sensor Is Coming to a Smartphone Near YouHuge Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Doesn’t Have Room For Headphone Jack One of this year’s most entertaining tech debacles has been the sad saga of the Samsung Galaxy Fold. The Android phone, with its ability to unfold from a single screen to an expansive dual screen setup, is certainly ambitious. And we could’ve forgiven some launch issues considering the innovation of the design.But the Samsung Galaxy Fold fell on its face before even leaving the starting block. Tech reviewers experienced massive problems with their pre-release units. All it took was some light use of the hinge, an accidental cover peel, and a trapped speck of dirt to completely wreck the screen and ruin the device. If the phone couldn’t stand up to professionals, it didn’t have a chance with regular consumers.Fortunately, Samsung realized that if they’re going to charge $2,000 for a phone then it better work. The Galaxy Fold was quickly delayed from its original April release date so fixes could be made. And now we know what those fixes are as well as when can expect the phone.AdChoices广告One of the most baffling design choices of the original Galaxy Fold was making its top layer so easy to remove despite being essential to the device. It looked like a piece of film you would rip off any other screen. But if you did that with this phone you’d break the display. Now Samsung has extended the Infinity Flex Display beyond the bezel to hammer home that you shouldn’t remove it.The phone is also more reinforced to ward off harmful external particles and support the hinge you’ll be using a lot. There are new protection caps on the top and bottom, new metal layers beneath the screen, and reduced space between the hinge and body.We’ll see for ourselves how effective these fixes are if and when the Samsung Galaxy Fold manages to meet its new release window this September. In the meantime, here are some other cool Android phones to look forward to.last_img read more

Colin Quarterbacks get better after they leave quarterback whisperer Bill OBrien

first_imgTexans head coach Bill O’Brien developed a reputation as a “quarterback whisperer” for his work with Tom Brady during his time with the Patriots. The label has stuck with him, but today, in The Herd, Colin took a closer look at his resume, and doesn’t think O’Brien’s resume matches his reputation.Everything O’Brien touches gets better after he leaves. Tom Brady got better after “The Whisperer” left. So did Ryan Fitzpatrick. Penn State popped after he left. The Texans signed Brock Osweiler to a massive contract without ever meeting him. That was a disaster.The only quarterbacks who get better with him are clipboard holders like Ryan Mallett, Brian Hoyer and Case Keenum. Maybe “backup quarterback whisperer” is more fitting.For some reason, O’Brien is never to blame for any of these failures because of his reputation and cool nickname. Colin just hopes rookie Deshaun Watson isn’t his next victim.“Why don’t we rename Bill O’Brien to Backup Quarterback Whisperer.” — @ColinCowherd on Texans continued QB issues— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) September 14, 2017last_img read more

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first_img 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 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 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 | 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 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 Feature | October 01, 2013 | Melinda Taschetta-Millane Turning the Page Pink 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 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. ITN is proud to go pink this month in an effort to help bring attention to Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This disease all too often hits home with the imaging and radiation oncology markets.According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), an estimated 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed among women in the United States during 2013, and about 2,240 new cases are expected in men. Following skin cancer, breast cancer is the most frequentlydiagnosed cancer in women. ACS estimates that 40,030 breast cancer deaths (39,620 women, 410 men) are expected in 2013, and says it is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, with lung cancer taking the morbid lead. Fortunately we have seen a decrease in death rates from breast cancer, thanks in part to the progress made in increasing awareness among women, early detection, and improved diagnosis and treatment options. Our industry is doing its part to spread this awareness. The topic of breast density has recently been making headlines, and for good reason. The FDA has added consideration of a regulatory amendment to address breast density reporting that could mean standardized nationwide notification in the letter women receive after their mammograms. A Breast Density Reporting amendment to the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) is scheduled as a notice of proposed rulemaking in December. According to statements issued, the “FDA is proposing to amend its regulations governing mammography. The amendments would update the regulations issued under the Mammography Quality Standards Act of 1992. FDA is taking this action to address changes in mammography technology and mammography processes, such as breast density reporting, that have occurred since the regulations were published in 1997.”Currently, 12 states have enacted breast density inform laws, and it is estimated that about 40 percent of American women live in states with mandatory notification. However, the 12 individually authored laws yield inconsistent state-to-state density notification. Breast density inform grassroots advocates have sought a single standard through federal regulation or legislation. “MQSA regulatory amendment progress is welcomed news, ” said JoAnn Pushkin, DENSE NY (Density Education National Survivors’ Effort) founder, whose efforts led to the regulatory amendment consideration. “For those patient/advocates fighting for breast density inform laws, an MQSA amendment to require patient density notification would mean one less battle waged by these champions who will now have time to focus on their own health. Nationwide breast density notification is one step closer to becoming a reality.”Digital tomosynthesis is another hot issue. According to a new study published online in the journal Radiology, it is an effective tool for reducing the recall rate in breast cancer screening. Digital breast tomosynthesis has shown promise at reducing recall rates, particularly in younger women and in those with dense breast tissue. In the study, Brian M. Haas, M.D., and Liane E. Philpotts, M.D., both of Yale University School of Medicine, compared screening recall rates and cancer detection rates in two groups of women: those who received conventional digital mammography alone and those who had tomosynthesis in addition to mammography. According to the published study, of the 13,158 patients who underwent screening mammography, 6,100 received tomosynthesis. The cancer detection rate was 5.7 per 1,000 in patients receiving tomosynthesis, compared with 5.2 per 1,000 in patients receiving mammography alone. While there is still no cure for cancer, continuing to advance detection technology and spread awareness of the detection methods available is helping to make its mark on this disease. The world of imaging and radiation oncology has come a long way — and clinicians such as yourself are helping to take it even farther in the future. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 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 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. 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Predicting the Path of Mortgage Rates in 2017

first_img Interest rates on fixed-rate mortgages have risen by approximately 75 basis points over the last eight weeks and are at a two-year high. But how much higher are they going to get?Not very much higher—at least not in 2017, according to Greg McBride, Chief Financial Analyst for The current 30-year FRM interest rate is 4.45 percent, but McBride does not expect it will get above 4.5 percent before the end of 2017. But he believes there will be some gyration between 4 and 4.5 percent during the next 12 months.“Rates jumped about three-quarters of a percentage point on the widespread perception that we’re going to get government stimulus, tax cuts, infrastructure spending, repatriation of cash, and the things that could accelerate economic growth,” McBride said. “But markets have certainly priced in what I think is a truly best-case scenario. If reality fails to match up to those expectations, markets are going to have to recalibrate.”McBride cited the “slow growth economy” as the driver behind the expected gyrating of rates between 4 and 4.5 percent this year, but it is possible that rates might dip below 4 percent at some point, which will provide more opportunities to refinance mortgage loans for homeowners that missed their chance in 2016 while rates hovered near record lows, he said.“Even if we do get all the stimulus measures that markets have priced in, this is money that’s not likely to hit the economy before 2018. So we’re undoubtedly going to have some volatility during the year,” McBride said. “If we have a market selloff or some kind of economic scare, don’t be surprised if mortgage rates move back below that 4 percent mark for a period of time.”As for the Federal Reserve’s projection that it will raise the federal funds target rate three times in 2017, McBride said he expects only two rate hikes this year. Even so, he expects the effect of the Fed’s rate hikes on mortgage rates to be minimal.“Mortgage rates often move well in advance of any action that the Federal Reserve takes. I expect that’s going to be the case again in 2017,” McBride said. “Regardless of when the Federal Reserve raises short-term rates, by the time they do so, mortgage rates will long have reflected what the outlook is from an economic standpoint, from an inflation standpoint. These rate hikes from the Fed will be well-telegraphed. They won’t be surprises. That’s why long-term interest rates will have priced that in well in advance.” Share in Daily Dose, Featured, News Predicting the Path of Mortgage Rates in 2017center_img Mortgage Interest Rates 2017-01-04 Seth Welborn January 4, 2017 853 Views last_img read more

Captain Cook Cruises Fiji has released new wedding

first_imgCaptain Cook Cruises Fiji has released new wedding packages – with the choice of being married onboard MV Reef Endeavour with the sun setting in the background, or on any deserted white sandy beach or in any authentic Fijian village or magnificent location visited throughout the 3, 4, 7 or 11 night cruise.Wedding packages include a dedicated wedding planner to finalise the wedding licence and ensure the wedding is perfect; a marriage ceremony performed by a celebrant; a Fijian singer and guitarist accompaniment; Bride’s teardrop/trailing orchid bouquet; Groom’s buttonhole flower; box of petals; bottle of sparkling wine; wedding cake and Marriage Certificate. A photography package is an optional extra. The Captain Cook Cruises Fiji Weddings package is priced at AUD$999 per couple and Reef Endeavour cruise fares for a three-night Yasawa Cruise start from AUD$1276 per person. Wedding packages are valid for sale and travel until 31 March 2020.This package also offers the option to marry pre-cruise onboard luxurious catamaran, Fiji One or tall ship Ra Marama.Cruise up to seven nights with 15 or more family and friends and receive a wedding package for half price, or bring 30 guests or more and the bride cruises for free. Captain Cook Cruisescruisefijihoneymoonspackagesromanceweddings Tivua Island Wedding packageBe married in front of family and friends and then honeymoon on the MV Reef Endeavour with Captain Cook Cruises Fiji’s seven-hour Tivua Island Wedding package including a wedding ceremony and reception in absolute paradise.The fairytale begins as soon as the bride and groom and their guests set sail from Port Denarau on the magnificent tall ship Ra Marama or the luxurious sleek sailing catamaran Fiji One to Tivua Island.Romance is intrinsic to the spirit of Tivua and on arrival at the island, the groom and guests make their way to where the ocean meets the sand. Here their tropical beach wedding is waiting. The bride is whisked away to a private bure to prepare for the wedding ceremony.The ceremony will be one to be remembered as the bride walks down the aisle to the sounds of a beautiful Fijian singer and guitar accompaniment, before exchanging vows as the sun sets over the sparkling ocean.Celebrate becoming husband and wife over a tropical Island buffet meal, delicious wedding cake and a three-hour beverage package including house beer/wine and soft drinks, before sailing back to Port Denarau.The seven-hour Tivua Island Wedding Package is priced at AUD$187 per person based on a minimum of 30 guests and includes a 90 minute cruise to Tivua Island from Port Denarau on either tall ship Ra Marama, Spirit Of Pacific or sailing Catamaran “Fiji One”; a dedicated wedding planner to ensure the day is perfect and finalise the wedding license; use of a Bure on Tivua Island for the Bride to prepare; a Marriage Ceremony performed by a celebrant on the tropical beach setting of Tivua with a Fijian singer and guitarist accompaniment; bride’s teardrop/trailing orchid bouquet; Groom’s buttonhole flower; box of petals; bottle of sparkling wine; wedding cake; marriage certificate; three 3-hour beverage package including house beer/wine and soft drinks and a tropical Island buffet meal with tea and coffee.For weddings on Tivua Island of 50 guests or more the bride receives half price on a three, four or seven-night cruise honeymoon aboard the Reef Endeavour and for weddings of 80 guests or more the bride’s honeymoon cruise is free.The Tivua Island wedding Package is valid for sale and travel until 31 March 2020.Honeymoon Romance PackageHoneymooners can also add extra spice to their honeymoon onboard the MV Reef Endeavour with Captain Cook Cruises Honeymoon Romance Package priced at AUD$99 per couple plus cruise fare and including a private dinner for two under the stars on the top deck, a bottle of sparkling wine, couple Sulus in room on arrival, a 15-minute Senikai foot ritual each and a couples Nama Facial Gift Pack. For more high res images: read more

Greek President to visit Cyprus

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