Elverum to host derby against PSG Handball at Hakons Hall in Lillehammer

← Previous Story YOUTH WCh 2019: Portuguese buzzer-beater for win against Serbia Next Story → Youth WCh 2019 – Norway VS Spain, Argentina VS Denmark Elverum handball Elverum Handball proudly presents Håkons Hall as a venue for the Champions League-fixture between Elverum and Paris Saint-Germain.The match will be played Saturday, September 28 at 17. 30h.The hall was built against the 1994 Olympics and finished February 1 1993. There has been played several championships in the arena, and the World Cup-final in 1999 is the match that has gatheredmost people, with 11.200 spectators.PSG Handball are the club with the world-class stars like Nikola Karabatic, Mikkel Hansen and the world’s best player 2018, Norwegian superstar Sander Sagosen. The tickets for the big game will be released Sunday, August 18 in the evening, in Elverum Handball’s app, and on the club’s website for tickets.“We are very proud of our performance in Europe the last seasons. This season we get the ultimate test for how good we can be both on and off the pitch. We will meet big teams during the whole season, and the home-game against PSG will be the biggest club-game in Norway in the last 22 years, maybe ever, said Elverum Håndball managing director, Mads Fredriksen.“We wish to make a big event for as much people as possible. We have therefore chosen Håkons Hall. We hope spectators from the whole country come to Lillehammer this weekend. Our goal is tosmash our old record of 6.042 spectators, and the dream is to fill the arena.Chief of marketing in Elverum Handball, Kalle Bjørkman:“Getting Paris Saint-Germain with Sander Sagosen and Mikkel Hansen to EHF Champions League makes my pulse raise by just thinking of it. What if we can beat the WC-record between Norway andFrance from 1999, when 11.200 people came. It is an incredible motivation for the club and our fantastic fans. Elverum Handball head-coach, Michael Apelgren:“It is a fantastic opportunity to get a big team to Norway for a Champions League-game, where we can show that Norwegian club-handball is moving in the right direction.PSG Handball star Sander Sagosen:“It is a dream for me to play Champions League in Norway. Let us make this match to the biggest club-match in Norway ever! Photo credits: EH Media read more

Voluntary redundancies at Sunday World and Herald under staff merger

first_img Source: Sonia Harris/Twitter Updated 16.34pmA SERIES OF redundancies has been announced at the Sunday World and Herald newspapers under a new merger.A spokesperson for Independent News and Media confirmed there will be a total of 13 voluntary redundancies.TheJournal.ie understands that if this quota is not reached, management will be forced to look at involuntary redundancies to meet the quota.“Employees have been informed and the company, with immediate effect, is engaging with its editorial staff to discuss the redundancies,” a statement from INM read.The papers are introducing new work processes, involving reporters filing stories to digital formats first, rather than print.The editorial staff of the Sunday World and The Herald will now work together.“Fundamental restructuring”Stephen Rae, INM editor-in-chief, said the moves were part of a “fundamental restructuring of the production and reporting process”.Similar changes have already taken place in the Irish Independent, Sunday Independent, and The Herald.It is understood that Alan Steenson, editor of The Herald, has had several meetings already with his counterpart in the Sunday World, Colm MacGinty, prior to today’s merger.Both papers have a similar focus on crime and showbiz, with The Herald being more Dublin-orientated, and still running a daily evening edition.It was rebranded from the Evening Herald in March of last year.An insider source told TheJournal.ie that “the Sunday World brand is considered to be strongest, especially taking in their readership figures”.“It would be essentially in the driving seat,” they added.Showbiz writer Amanda Brunker, currently one of the most high-profile names in the Sunday World, is one of those whose byline would be expected to potentially appear across seven days under the merger.There will also be a link-up between the crime coverage in two papers, considered to be the forte of the Sunday World which has in the past run advertising campaigns for their coverage featuring reporters such as Nicola Tallant, Mick McCaffrey and Eamon Dillon.Twitter was already speculating on a potential new name: Herald and Sunday World to merge. Details to be announced tomorrow. #EveningWorld— Sonia Harris Pope (@SoniaHarrisPR) August 12, 2014center_img Figures from February this year put the Sunday World’s circulation at over 208,000, a fall of 4.1% from the period from July to December 2013, while The Herald had more than 56,000, a fall of 4.6%.In January, an editing and design office used by Independent Newspapers was closed, with the loss of 50 jobs.Originally published 10.42amRead: INM sees group revenue decline, but digital advertising revenue is up >last_img read more

Hellenic Cadastre issues an infogram with easy steps to register Greek property

first_imgThe Hellenic Cadastre was established by the Greek government in an effort to create a complete and consistent real estate property database throughout the country. Finally, through this database both private and public property will be permanently demarcated because, under the current system, tracking down property by location or identifying the owner by name is impossible. Thanks to the new system, there will be reliable and detailed legal and technical info to simplify future property transactions.Declarations to the Hellenic Cadastre must be submitted by each and every property owner or beneficiaries with ownership rights. Declaring property on tax returns is not proof enough of ownership. Please note, property not claimed or registered will eventually be controlled and owned by the Greek government. Even if deadlines in areas where property is located have passed, owners who have not yet registered their rights can still file for late registration by paying a fine, depending on type and value. Information on deadlines and areas subject to registration can be found on the official website of the National Land Registry, at www.ktimatologio.grREAD MORE: Register your Greek property or forever lose your rightsBelow is an infogram simplifying the steps:REMEMBER THE FOLLOWING:Submit the declaration in due time, since it is mandatory, otherwise property owners will need to pay more.Submit the declaration and supporting documents electronically through the new upgraded electronic web service which is user friendly.Provide an e-mail as this is necessary for communication purposes and check details on the interim public presentation of the cadastral data.Forms, brochures, instructions and a list of cadastral service offices can be found at www.ktimatologio.grThose who own more than two agricultural land parcels (in the same local authority before the Kapodistrias Plan) will only pay for two of them (70 euros).If there is no inheritance acceptance act, it is mandatory to submit the following: * If there is a will, the property owners will need to submit the deceased person’s ownership title (if any), the death certificate, a copy of the published will and certifications concerning the ‘non-publication of another will’ and on the ‘non-refusal of inheritance’; * If there is no will, the property owners need to offer the deceased person’s ownership title (if any), the death certificate of the deceased and the certificates of closed relatives, a certificate on the ‘non-publication of another will’ and on the ‘non refusal of the inheritance’. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Newlyelected Greek PM commits to implement smoking ban in enclosed public places

first_imgGreece’s newly-elected government has committed to implement a law, banning smoking in enclosed public places.This law is of course not new; it has existed since 2008 but in over 10 years never took effect.If Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is successful, it will see smoking banned in cafes, restaurants and clubs, hospitals, educational institutions and sporting facilities.The New Democracy leader is not the first Greek PM to have vowed to implement the law; other governments have taken a similar stance, but did not take the necessary steps, for which Greece has been criticised by the European Commission.The matter was raised in 2018 by EU Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis during a speech in Athens. He showed a picture of Syriza’s Pavlos Polakis, Greece’s then Vice-Minister for Health, smoking in a public space.Photo: Kathimerini“It’s a shame,” Andriukaitis said.“It is not a matter of free will if someone smokes or not. When this happens in a public area, it is a violation of human rights.”As part of the government’s plan, on-the-spot controls will be increased, giving citizens the option to report violations they witness by phone. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

The importance of selfcare Pronia to host free wellbeing workshop

first_imgLiving in an increasingly fast-paced society, stress and anxiety have reached new heights, with the need to take time for self-care more important that ever.However looking after oneself can often take a backseat, especially when faced with challenging times.Having recognised a growing need for support, Pronia is hosting a free interactive workshop next month to re-introduce the concept of self-care.Hosted by Anton Anagnostou, the workshop will help attendees to identify strategies that can help to improve well-being in the day to day, as well as during particularly stressful times.Mr Anagnostou will also give attendees the opportunity to put into perspective the important things in life, and empower them to take the necessary steps to live their best lives.READ MORE: Midday sleep is good for you!When: Tuesday 17 September, 6.00-8.00 pmWhere: Clayton Community Centre (9-15 Cooke St, Clayton)To register your interest (by Friday 13 September) or to learn more about the workshop, call (03) 9388 9998 or email Anton at antona@pronia.com.auREAD MORE: Greek Australians honoured for promoting Greece’s health tourism sector Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Russie  des caméras cachées photographient des panthères extrêmement rares

first_imgRussie : des caméras cachées photographient des panthères extrêmement raresUne étude menée sur les panthères de Chine en Extrême-Orient russe révèle des images inédites des félins capturées au moyen de caméras cachées. Un léger espoir pour les organisations environnementales qui surveillent l’évolution de cette population extrêmement menacée. 
Moins de 40 panthères de Chine, c’est tout ce qu’il resterait à l’état sauvage dans le monde entier de cette espèce considérée comme en voie critique d’extinction. L’ensemble de félins subsiste actuellement en Extrême-Orient russe mais les menaces qui pèsent sur eux sont omniprésentes. Pour surveiller de près l’évolution de la population, un projet d’expertise a donc été mené au cours des 6 dernières années incluant notamment l’utilisation d’appareils photos et caméras cachées.L’étude a été conduite par des experts de différentes organisations et institutions regroupant la WWF-Russie, l’Institut de l’utilisation durable des ressources naturelles, et l’Académie des sciences de Russie. Le protocole a consisté à analyser les images et séquences vidéo de caméras dissimulées dans des réserves naturelles dont celle de Kedrovaya Pad, une aire protégée de 179 kilomètres carrés située à la frontière entre la Chine et la Corée du nord.Grâce à ces données, les chercheurs ont pu étudier les panthères de Chine dans leur habitat naturel et récolter les informations nécessaires à l’élaboration d’une stratégie de conservation de l’espèce. Les images prises par les pièges photographiques révèlent une tendance plutôt positive au développement de la population de félins. Contre toutes attentes, celle-ci aurait tendance à croitre légèrement. Une des caméras cachées dans la zone d’évolution des panthères aurait ainsi capturé des clichés de huit individus différents.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Les panthères de Chine, également connues sous le nom de panthères de l’Amour se répartissent sur trois sites naturels le long du fleuve Amour à la frontière entre la Russie et la Chine. Cette sous-espèce de panthères bien qu’experte en matière de chasse et résistante au climat difficile de la région, reste extrêmement vulnérable aux activités humaines qui menacent son habitat. L’exploitation forestière, la conversion des terres au profit de l’agriculture et le braconnage ont réduit son territoire d’environ 80%. Découvrez les photos de panthères de Chine capturées par les caméras cachées sur MaxisciencesLe 11 avril 2012 à 15:39 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Voilà pourquoi le nombre denfants allergiques aux arachides a explosé

first_imgVoilà pourquoi le nombre d’enfants allergiques aux arachides a exploséEn 11 ans, le nombre de cas d’allergie aux arachides a triplé en passant de 1 pour 250 enfants à 1 pour 70. Devant cette augmentation inquiétante, un expert du Jaffe Food Allergy Institute aux Etats-Unis s’est penché sur les raisons qui pouvaient l’expliquer. D’après lui, il serait possible de la réduire de manière assez simple. Explications En septembre dernier, le cas d’une adolescente de 15 ansdécédée après avoir mangé un sandwich qui contenait des graines de sésame, un ingrédient auquel elle était allergique et qui n’était pas mentionné sur l’emballage, a rappelé à quel point une intolérance alimentaire pouvait avoir des conséquences dramatiques. Notamment celle aux arachides. Une forme d’allergie, surtout auprès des enfants, qui n’a eu de cesse d’augmenter ces dernières années et qui est même qualifiée « de quasi épidémie » par le Dr. Scott Sicherer du Jaffe Food Allergy Institute à l’Hôpital Mount Sinaï de New York (Etats-Unis). Il avance plusieurs explications concernant cette recrudescence de cas.Une allergie alimentaire, « un champ de mines au quotidien »« Est-ce qu’il y a des cacahuètes dans les cookies ? », demande inquiète cette maman lors d’ungoûter d’anniversaire. « Parce que Théo est allergique ». Cette interrogation est de plus en plus fréquente et il ne s’agit pas juste d’une impression. Les chiffres sont là pour l’attester. Le nombre de cas d’allergie aux arachides a triplé en passant de 1 sur 250 enfants à 1 sur 70, entre 1997 et 2008. En France, comme le détaillait àl’Express Jocelyne Just, allergologue à l’hôpital Trousseau à Paris, présidente de la Société française d’allergologie : « chez les jeunes enfants, c’est l’une des allergies les plus fréquentes: chez les nourrissons, 90% des allergies sont dues aux oeufs, au lait et à l’arachide.”  De plus, les arachides ou des traces de ces dernières sont présentes même là où on ne les attend pas. « L’enjeu principal actuellement c’est la sécurité. Quand on vit avec une allergie alimentaire, c’est comme si on évoluait en permanence sur un champ de mines, a constaté le Dr Sicherer sur CNBC. A chaque repas, à chaque encas, à chaque fête ou événement social, on se demande si l’on peut tomber sur l’ingrédient qui va nous faire du mal ». Si de nouveaux traitements, voire un vaccin, sont actuellement dans les tuyaux, il convient de comprendre les raisons de cette recrudescence de cas. Il faut être exposé dès le plus jeune âge Les allergies surviennent lorsque le système immunitaireréagit très vite, anormalement et de manière spécifique au contact d’une substance qu’il considère comme étrangère. À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?C’est pourquoi le Dr Sicherer, qui est aussi l’auteur de l’ouvrage Food Allergies: A Complete Guide for Eating When Your Life Depends on It, avance la  « théorie de la propreté » comme cause possible de cette augmentation de cas d’allergies aux cacahuètes. La tendance qui consiste à surprotéger les enfants contre la saleté affaiblit en fait leur système immunitaire, qui a par conséquent du mal à reconnaître les risques potentiels. De plus, une exposition précoce aux cacahuètes pourrait permettre d’éviter de développer une allergie. L’année dernière, le NIH (les Instituts américains de la santé, ndlr) conseillait aux parents d’introduire dans l’alimentation de leurs bébés (dès 4 à 6 mois) des ingrédients contenant  de l’arachide. « Si l’on peut déjà augmenter le seuil de tolérance de ne serait-ce que d’un centième d’une cacahuète à deux cacahuètes, cela sera déjà une grande avancée pour minimiser les risques », conclut l’expert.Le 29 octobre 2018 à 15:40 • Marina Marcoutlast_img read more

NASA Spots Massive Antarctic Iceberg Three Times the Size of Manhattan

first_img On Wednesday, scientists from Operation IceBridge, NASA’s airborne survey of polar ice, spotted a giant iceberg that broke off from Pine Island Glacier in Antartica.It was the  first time anyone has laid eyes on the giant iceberg, dubbed B-46 by the U.S. National Ice Center and estimated to be three times the size of Manhattan. The iceberg calved from Pine Island Glacier in late October.“From this perspective at 1,500 feet, it’s actually really difficult to grasp the entire scale of what we just looked at,” said Brooke Medley, Operation IceBridge’s deputy project scientist who has studied Pine Island Glacier for 12 years. “It was absolutely stunning. It was spectacular and inspiring and humbling at the same time.”Last week, Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier calved a massive iceberg, B-46, into the Amundsen Sea. https://t.co/NZlNvh6bI2 pic.twitter.com/p8slkJBFC1— NASA ICE (@NASA_ICE) November 8, 2018The National Ice Center, which tracks icebergs for navigation purposes, estimated on October 29 the surface area of B-46 at 66 square nautical miles. Satellite imagery and the IceBridge flight on Wednesday showed, however, that the main iceberg is already beginning to break up.Cracks wove through B-46, and upturned bergy bits floated in wide rifts. The iceberg will probably break down into smaller icebergs within a month or two, Medley said.New sea ice forms in a rift created when the B-46 iceberg broke off from Pine Island Glacier. (Photo Credit: NASA/Kate Ramsayer)Operation IceBridge flew over Pine Island Glacier as part of a decades-long campaign to collect year-over-year measurements of sea ice, glaciers, and critical regions of Earth’s ice sheets. As NASA’s DC-8, an airborne science laboratory, flew its pre-determined flight pattern, the new  iceberg came into view.Ice shelves, floating glacial ice areas that surround much of Antarctica, calve icebergs as part of the natural process of ice flowing out to sea, according to NASA. But scientists are also watching closely to see if the frequency of calving events is changing over time.View of the rift between Pine Island Glacier and the new giant iceberg, B-46, in Antarctica. (Photo Credit: NASA/Kate Ramsayer)Surveys of Pine Island are one of the highest priority missions for IceBridge, in part because of the glacier’s significant impact on sea level rise, according to NASA.Enough ice flows from Pine Island and its neighboring glacier Thwaites to raise sea levels by more than 1 millimeter per decade, according to a study led by Medley. And by the end of this century, that number is projected to at least triple.“Both Pine Island and Thwaites are ready to go and to take their neighboring glaciers with them,” Medley said. “Ice is getting sucked out into the ocean – and it’s hard to stop it.”More on Geek.com:Listen to the Alien Sounds of an Antarctic Ice ShelfSupercolony of Penguins Spotted in NASA Satellite ImageryAntarctic Iceberg Missions Thwarted By… Ice NASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This WeekendScientists Discover Possible Interstellar Visitor Stay on targetlast_img read more

NASA to Open International Space Station to Tourists From 2020

first_img NASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This WeekendScientists Discover Possible Interstellar Visitor Stay on target Get your (space) passports ready: NASA will allow tourists to visit the International Space Station (ISS) from 2020.NASA announced Friday it would open the orbiting station to tourism and commercial ventures, allowing businesses use of the space station facilities, including filming movies and commercials.“NASA is opening the International Space Station to commercial opportunities and marketing these opportunities as we’ve never done before,” NASA chief financial officer Jeff DeWit said in New York..@Space_Station is open for commercial business! Watch @Astro_Christina talk about the steps we’re taking to make our orbiting laboratory accessible to all Americans. pic.twitter.com/xLp2CpMC2x— NASA (@NASA) June 7, 2019“NASA will continue research and testing in low-Earth orbit to inform its lunar exploration plans, while also working with the private sector to test technologies, train astronauts and strengthen the burgeoning space economy,” the agency said in a press release.The space agency said the private astronauts would be permitted to travel to the ISS, which has been continually occupied since November 2000, for up to 30 days. The tourists would travel on a U.S. spacecraft developed under NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.Both Boeing and SpaceX are currently developing capsules that can carry humans to the ISS.Today starts a new day in low-Earth orbit as we unlock the @Space_Station’s potential as a platform for companies to engage in commercial profit-making activities and we welcome private astronauts to visit on U.S. vehicles. Get more details: https://t.co/lJnIlxaii7 pic.twitter.com/8sbi1lEzIn— NASA (@NASA) June 7, 2019The commercial entity developing the mission will determine crew composition for each mission and ensure private astronauts meet NASA’s medical standards and the training and certification procedures for International Space Station crew members, according to NASA.There will be up to two short private astronaut missions per year, according to Robyn Gatens, the deputy director of the ISS.NASA will also allow those companies to use resources on the ISS for commercial purposes, even making use of NASA astronauts’ time and expertise (but not their likeness), The Verge noted.Four Expedition 59 astronauts pose inside the Harmony module on the ISS. (Photo Credit: NASA)Companies can start sending astronauts to the ISS as early as 2020 — if they can afford it. It’s expected that a trip will cost around $50 million per astronaut.NASA had previously banned any commercial use of the space station and prohibited astronauts from taking part in for-profit research, BBC News reported.On the other hand, Russia has been more open to placing advertisements on the ISS and has sent tourists to the space station before.Watch: This Space Harpoon Could Be a Solution to the Space Junk ProblemMore on Geek.com:Watch: Astronaut Captures Amazing Time-Lapse Video of Earth From ISSNASA Astrobee Bot Completes First Hardware Check Aboard ISSNASA Scientists Install HD ‘Eyes’ in Mars 2020 Roverlast_img read more

Informa Acquires Penton for 156 Billion

first_img With this sale, Informa acquires 30 exhibitions, including the Natural Products Expo, Farm Progress, and WasteExpo, as well as over 20 data and intelligence brands, and more than 100 print and digital B2B brands. Informa’s increased presence in the U.S. is expected to account for 47 percent of annual pro-forma revenues. It’s not clear what role David Kieselstein, Penton CEO since 2012, will have at the company beyond the transition. But indications are that he is not staying on. Informa will acquire Penton for $1.56 billion, in a move which will significantly increase the British company’s presence in the U.S., as well as its role in the global exhibitions market. This acquisition is part of Informa’s 2014-2017 growth acceleration plan in which the company is focusing on growing its global exhibitions and business intelligence divisions. In May, SIIA reported that Informa’s business intelligence division accounted for 23 percent of its total revenue; global exhibitions accounted for 22 percent; the knowledge and networking division for 18 percent; and academic publishing for 37 percent.  In line with this mission, the company acquired Light Reading in August, as well as the Water & Waterwaste Equipment, Treatment and Transport Show (WWETT) in February. Informa also acquired the U.S.-based events Florida International Medical Expo and Dwell on Design in 2015, the Virgo Group, and Hanley Wood’s exhibition business in 2014.center_img The transaction, contingent on shareholder approval, is expected to close in Q4 and will consist of $1.46 billion in cash and $100 million in Informa stock. Patrick Martell, CEO of business intelligence at Informa, will assume the role of CEO of Penton. Charlie McCurdy, CEO of global exhibitions, will oversee the enlarged exhibitions division. Penton, which is headquartered in New York, is owned by private equity firms Wasserstein & Co. and MidOcean Partners. Wasserstein & Co. owned Prism Business Media when it acquired Penton in 2006. MidOcean Partners acquired 50 percent ownership in 2007 when the transaction was completed.last_img read more

Sense of relief as cuts to UA system are less than expected

first_imgThe University of Alaska learned it would face cuts, even though UA president Jim Johnsen said the cuts were less than expected.Listen nowSpeaking at a special regents meeting, President Johnsen reflected on a 317 million dollar allocation included in the yet to be finalized legislative budget compromise.”There are no high-fives here,” Johnsen said. “I think I can say there’s a sense of relief that the number is not 303 or a $22 million cut. The number is not 309. There’s the likelihood that we’ll continue operations. So that’s a positive. So it’s more a sense of relief than of celebration.”The last reference is to a now unlikely state government shutdown, that would have effected university operations. The $317 million state allocation is $8 million less than last year’s funding, and Johnsen said UA will be $11 million short when compensation and other cost increases are accounted for. He said the situation means another tuition increase, continued program and service reductions, but also investment in focused areas.”We’ve got to keep investing in our high priorities,” Johnsen said. “Otherwise, it just… this downward spiral continues and continues with all of the people, program and other implications of that decline. And so I think it’s critically important that we try to, again, take a deep breath, manage through these reductions and then really focus on investment and growth.”Areas targeted for $6 million in investment, include enrollment, marketing and advertising, workforce and on line development, and automation. Johnsen also spoke to concern about yet to be finalized state capital funding, noting that UA is again budgeting for $45.9 million in deferred maintenance.UA is hosting town hall budget meetings at its three main campuses on Friday.Regents are scheduled to meet again on the 27th to approve an FY18 spending plan.last_img read more

Texas Takes Early Steps To Repair Or Replace Its Aged Mental Hospitals

first_imgShelby TauberThe Austin State Hospital is shown on April 29, 2016. Officials said that as of April 2016, state hospitals have nearly 400 people on waiting lists, and the number of beds the state pays for in private facilities has not kept up with the state’s rapid population growth.Texas leaders are taking the first steps to make long-awaited fixes to state hospitals built in the 19th and 20th centuries that serve Texans who need mental health services.  The work, officials announced Monday, includes planning for the total replacement of hospitals in San Antonio and Austin. Texas Health and Human Services officials said they are receiving the first $47.7 million to begin needed construction for existing state hospitals. The funding is part of the $300 million authorized by the Legislature during the 2017 session.Charles Smith, Texas Health and Human Services executive commissioner, said in a news release that “this investment will benefit the state for generations.”“With this support from state leadership, we can update our facilities and be sure we are providing Texans with the very best mental health care possible,” Smith said.    The news comes just five months after the Texas Health and Human Services Commission released a report looking at the state’s long-term mental health system needs. Officials noted in the report that some of the 10 state hospitals were built as early as the 1850s. Outdated building design and deterioration has led to reduced capacity, the report said. It also found that as of August 2017, 70 beds across the state were not in use due to needed repairs or deferred maintenance issues.Part of the first phase of improvements includes remodeling projects to expand capacity at the Kerrville and San Antonio state hospitals, adding beds to the Rusk State Hospital and planning for a new hospital in Houston.It also includes developing plans for reimagining the Austin State Hospital and San Antonio State Hospital, which were serving about 530 people combined during a 2016 review. The state is estimating it’ll cost $235 million to build new facilities in Austin and an estimated $270 million for a new San Antonio hospital. State legislators pushed for funding to remodel and renovate the state hospitals throughout the 2017 legislative session. A select committee of lawmakers reported just before the session convened that some issues of hospital maintenance were irreparable. But the committee called on lawmakers to increase the number of beds available in state hospitals, create early intervention for schoolchildren with behavioral health issues, invest in jail diversion programs and increase the state’s mental health workforce. Sharelast_img read more

This is where Tom and Dustin went for their first night out

first_imgTom Daley says he and Dustin don’t know which of them is their child’s biological dadDustin Lance Black wants 12 kids, but Tom Daley’s not so sureTom Daley and Dustin Lance Black celebrate one year of marriageRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/tom-daley-dustin-lance-black-becoming-dads/ Since the pair announced the birth of their son on 30 June, they’ve been very busy boys. Baby Robert Ray was born on 27 June and the adorable photos soon followed.They stayed in America after the baby was born in order to be close with the surrogate.But now they’re back in London.And just in time for the GQ Men of the Year Awards at London’s Tate Modern museum.The pair posed for photos in super dapper suits.Black took to Twitter last night (5 September) to post a photo of the adorable dads. He wrote in the caption: ‘First Dads night out (home before 11) for the #GQManoftheyear2018awards. A delicious, joyful & inspiring night.’First #Dads night out (home before 11) for the #GQManoftheyear2018 awards. A delicious, joyful & inspiring night! Thank you @BritishGQ pic.twitter.com/BM8PSvJLjO— Dustin Lance Black (@DLanceBlack) September 6, 2018 Dustin Lance Black and Tom Daley just had their first night out together since becoming dads. Dustin Lance Black and Tom Daley go out together for the first time since becoming dads. | Photo: Instagram eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)center_img GAYSTARNEWS- Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Daley then reposted the photo.He also posted a photo of his own with drag queen DJ Jodie Harsh.Photo: Tom Daley / InstagramTom and Dustin on becoming dadsDustin Lance Black said he’s happy to take the role of stay-at-home dad.Dustin recently said: ‘Tom’s got a really clear deadline coming up which is Tokyo, so there are ways in which we’ve devised our schedules to make sure he stays healthy – physically – as possible.‘Whereas my career is very much about being mentally sharp,’ he said.He then added: ‘And by the way I’m a film maker – we usually don’t get good at what we do until we’re in our fifties or sixties, like I’ve got some time, you know what I mean?‘He’s an athlete!‘And how lucky am I? I get to be the stay at home dad and my career allows that,’ he said.Tom also recently hit back against people who criticized the couple for choosing surrogacy over adoption.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us .last_img read more

Community patrollers instrumental in arrest of suspected burglar

first_imgA man was arrested in the Hillside area in the early hours of Friday morning after members of the Hillside Community Policing Forum happened upon four men walking up Calcutta Road.The four men were unaware that Hillside Community Policing Forum members were busy with patrols in the area.When the patrollers turned onto the road, the men began to run. This made them suspicious, so they followed the men while calling for help.The men ran into a bushy area in Elm Street, where Ladysmith K9 Unit officers and NN Alarms security officers rushed to the assistance of the patrollers.A 23-year-old suspect was later arrested after he was found in possession of housebreaking implements.He will appear in the Ladysmith Magistrate’s Court today. DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more

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first_img News | PACS Accessories | June 13, 2019 M*Modal and Community Health Network Partner on AI-powered Clinical Documentation M*Modal announced that the company and Community Health Network (CHNw) are collaborating to transform the patient-… read more News | PACS | June 07, 2019 PaxeraHealth Wins Four New PACS Projects in Chile Picture archiving and communication system/radiology information system (PACS/RIS) developer PaxeraHealth has won four… read more Related Content News | Flat Panel Displays | June 18, 2019 Double Black Imaging Announces Expanded Display Line and Ergonomic Workstation Solutions Double Black Imaging (DBI) and their Image Systems Division are releasing their new clinical and diagnostic display… read more 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 News | Enterprise Imaging | April 15, 2019 Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Implements Change Healthcare Enterprise Imaging Change Healthcare successfully implemented its Radiology PACS (picture archiving and communication system), Image… read more Technology | Artificial Intelligence | May 13, 2019 FDA Approves Zebra Medical Vision’s HealthPNX AI Chest X-ray Triage Product Zebra Medical Vision has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for HealthPNX, an artificial… read more Technology | Flat Panel Displays | May 17, 2019 Tru-Vu Monitors Releases New Medical-Grade Touch Screen Display Tru-Vu Monitors released the new MMZBTP-21.5G-X 21.5” medical-grade touch screen monitor. It is certified to both UL… read more News | PACS Accessories | May 28, 2019 Intelerad Showcases Clario SmartWorklist at SIIM 2019 The Clario SmartWorklist intelligently manages picture archiving and communication system (PACS) reading workflow by… read more Feature | Flat Panel Displays | April 11, 2019 | By Melinda Taschetta-Millane Flat Panels to Help Enhance and Streamline Workflow The flat panel display market shows signs of maturing, however many new applications are available that can help to s read more News | PACS | May 22, 2019 Brazil’s Santa Casa Hospital System Chooses Carestream for Unified Diagnostic Workflow Santa Casa de Misericordia has selected Carestream to replace its legacy diagnostic workflow technology across all… read more August 8, 2013 — NDS Surgical Imaging (NDSsi) has released its DomeAccess remote picture archive and communication systems (PACS) management software tool. DomeAccess software allows users to manage their Dome diagnostic display workstations from anywhere in the world.Accessible through any standard Web browser, the new software provides a secure portal into the Dome Dashboard server installed in the hospital enterprise. Dome Dashboard collects and summarizes data into up-to-the-minute reports including display conformance, asset management, and operational performance status. Display parameters can be adjusted remotely, and performance alerts can be distributed via email, pager or cell phone.DomeAccess software features an intuitive Web user interface, cloud data backup service via Amazon.com and several licensing options.For more information: www.ndssi.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | August 08, 2013 NDS Surgical Imaging Launches DomeAccess software Software enables remote Web-based radiology systems management from anywhere in the world Photo courtesy of US Electronics The DBI CL8MPS from Double Black Imaginglast_img read more

New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the Market

first_imgFeature | CT Angiography (CTA) | September 06, 2018 | Dave Fornell New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the Market Vendors introduce a dedicated CCTA scanner, the first high-resolution CT system Image courtesy of Siemens Healthineers 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 GE’s Revolution Frontier can visualize structures to a resolution of 0.23 mm with 25 percent less electronic noise. Key Specifications for CT Cardiac ImagingHere is a list of some key technologies that should be considered when evaluating new CT scanners for cardiac imaging.1. Speed  —  The faster the temporal resolution a scanner has, the faster its gantry can rotate around a patient. Some of the newest scanners move fast enough to capture images that freeze cardiac motion and prevent motion blur or the need to stitch images from several heartbeats to reconstruct a complete cardiac image.2. Motion correction algorithms — This software can help compensate for cardiac motion to provide clearer images. This can help reduce the need for retakes and help reduce patient dose.3. Cardiac metal artifact reduction software — Many cardiac patients have implanted hardware from previous procedures, including stents, surgical staples, sternum wires, septal or left atrial appendage (LAA) occluders, and pacemaker or implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) leads. Any of these metal implants can cause metal artifact blooming or streaking artifacts that compromise the diagnostic quality of the images. The latest generation software offered by most vendors can largely compensate the photon starvation behind the metal or can reduce and cut through glare to see the underlying anatomy. Some newer software can increase image quality enough to visualize plaques or clots inside stents.4. Calcium scoring software — Data continues to mount that calcium scoring is a good predictor of a patient’s risk for future coronary events. It is also being advocated for screenings of patients who are on the fence about going on statin therapy.5. Plaque assessment software — This software is offered by all of the top CT system vendors and most of the third-party advanced visualization vendors. As more research accumulates and image resolution on CT scanners improves, quantifying the types of plaques seen in the coronary arteries on CT will likely play a bigger role. These CT assessments can help determine if an intervention is needed and help guide those interventions.6. CT perfusion — This software tracks the iodine contrast concentration levels in the myocardium. The software reconstructs color coded maps showing areas of low concentration (areas of poor blood flow caused by ischemia), similar to nuclear myocardial perfusion exams that show areas of poor metabolic activity due to ischemia. The data from these exams is available almost immediately, whereas nuclear scans may require the patient to be admitted overnight.7. TAVR / structural heart planning software — CT systems with workflows optimized for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) or other structural heart exams will be helpful as these procedures continue to see rapidly increasing volumes. Software for TAVR, mitral valve assessments, LAA and septal defect occlusion planning should be considered in health systems offering these procedures.8. FFR-CT assessment capability — As fractional flow reserve computed tomography (FFR-CT) gains reimbursement it is expected to see wider adoption. It can help definitively assess chest pain patients and either rule out coronary artery ischemia, or pinpoint the culprit lesions and the severity of blood flow obstruction, which can help better guide interventions. Invasive catheter-based FFR uses blood flow pressure readings before and after a coronary lesion to determine if a stenosis is hemodynamically significant and requires stenting. FFR-CT is noninvasive and uses super-computing, computational fluid dynamics to assess a virtual FFR, which may help eliminate the need for diagnostic catheterization.For more insights on what to look for in cardiac CT scanners, watch the VIDEO  “What to Consider When Comparing 64-slice to Higher Slice CT Systems,” an interview with Claudio Smuclovisky, M.D..  The use of metal artifact reduction software on this Aquilion Precision image allows clear visualization inside a coronary stent. The 0.25 mm high-resolution reconstruction also helps delineate the various components of plaque.There have been a few big, recent advancements in cardiac computed tomography angiography (CCTA) imaging technology. The biggest of these was the introduction of two CT systems aimed specifically at the coronary imaging market — the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT scanner and the Canon (formerly Toshiba) Aquilion Precision.The Cardiographe was developed by Israeli start-up company Arineta with input from several luminary physicians. It incorporates numerous technologies that are specifically aimed at improving coronary CT angiography, without concerns about using the machine for general radiology imaging. The company partnered with GE Healthcare to commercialize the scanner, which gained U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance in 2017. GE incorporated many of its latest CT advances for dose reduction, iterative reconstruction, metal artifact reduction and other features from its Revolution CT system. The Cardiographe was built to be very compact so it can fit into a physician’s office, or utilize a smaller room than a standard 64-slice scanner. It offers 140 mm of anatomical coverage to scan the entire heart in one rotation without stitching. Its gantry rotation speed is 0.24 seconds, enabling very fast scans that freeze cardiac motion. Examples of CTA scans on the system presented in sessions were performed at 2 mSv of dose or below.The Aquilion Precision was unveiled for the first time at the 2017 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting and was cleared by the FDA in April 2018. It is unique in that it is the first CT system to offer a 0.25 mm resolution, rather that the standard 0.5 mm resolution on most of today’s scanners. It is capable of resolving coronary anatomy as small as 150 microns, providing CT image quality with resolution typically seen only in cath lab angiography. This enables better visualization of tiny structures, such as the composition of coronary plaques, stent struts and smaller coronary vessels that are generally difficult to see on CTA scans. The resolution may aid in better plaque assessments, including clearer identification of vulnerable plaques, visualizing broken stent struts, and identification of a specific vendor’s stents based on strut design in vessels.The Precision uses a newly designed detector to provide more than twice the resolution of 0.5 mm systems. The scanner offers dose efficiency with detector channels that are only 0.25 mm thick. It also has improvements in scintillator quantum efficiency, detector circuitry and other components. The system features the industry’s smallest focal spot tube, at 0.4 x 0.5 mm, and the industry’s first routine 1,024 x 1,024 reconstruction matrix. FFR-CT Can Identify Lesions Requiring StentingOne of the new add-on advanced visualization technologies for CCTA that vendors are now offering is fractional flow reserve computed tomography (FFR-CT). It offers a completely a noninvasive FFR assessment of not just a coronary segment, but the entire coronary tree. Invasive catheter-based FFR uses blood flow pressure readings before and after a coronary lesion to determine if a stenosis is hemodynamically significant and requires stenting. Traditionally CTA has been great at showing anatomical detail, including the percentage obstruction a lesion presents. But in the cath lab, it is often the case where a significant blockage seen on CT does not greatly impact blood flow. To avoid the need for a diagnostic catheterization for confirmation, FFR-CT uses super-computing computational fluid dynamics to assess a virtual FFR, which studies have shown has an 80 percent correlation with invasive FFR. This may be the key in making CT a true gatekeeper to the cath lab and for EDs to more quickly discharge chest pain patients where coronary blockages can be ruled out.   Several vendors have recently created partnerships with HeartFlow, which offers FFR-CT technology that is cleared by the FDA. As CCTA sees wider adoption in emergency departments for quicker evaluation of chest pain patients, FFR-CT will likely see an increasing role to verify patients requiring percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and help reduce or eliminate the need for invasive diagnostic angiograms.  Video Player is loading.Arthur Agatston explains the history of CT calcium scoring Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:54Loaded: 1.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:54 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more Videos | Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, read more Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough explains new advances in CT technologyPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 13:56Loaded: 1.17%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -13:56 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more 12PreviousNext Other New CT Scanners on the MarketGE unveiled a premium CT with similar specs, the Revolution Frontier, which has cleared the FDA and is expected to begin shipping in 2Q 2018. It is built around the company’s Gemstone Clarity detector and Performix HD Plus X-ray tube. The super-premium CT can visualize structures to a resolution of 0.23 mm with 25 percent less electronic noise, according to GE. It also features spectral imaging.Siemens extended the concept of patient-centric mobile workflow with two new members of its “go” family – the Somatom go.All (64 slices per rotation) and go.Top (128 slices per rotation). The systems use a tablet device and remote controls, to eliminate the need for a traditional control room and enable more time with the patient scanner side.The 64-slice go.All can scan up to 100 mm in one second. The 128-slice go.Top can cover up to 175 mm per second with a range of 200 cm, enough to scan the length of a patient more than 6 and a half feet tall. The X-ray tube can be adjusted in 10-kilovolt increments.The go.Top also offers TwinBeam Dual Energy imaging. This splits the X-ray beam into two energy spectra before it reaches the patient, enabling providers to simultaneously examine the same body region at two different energy levels.    Related Cardiac CT Content:Advances in Cardiac Imaging Technologies at RSNA 2017Advances in Cardiac CT TechnologyNew Developments in Cardiovascular Computed Tomography at SCCT 2017VIDEO: Editor’s Choice of Most Innovative New Cardiac CT Technology at SCCT 2017VIDEO: Role of Cardiac CT in Value-based MedicineVIDEO: Latest Trials on Cardiac CT Compared to Functional TestingVIDEO: Clinical Evidence Shows CT Should be the Primary Cardiac Imaging ModalityVIDEO: Advances in Cardiac CT ImagingVIDEO: The Future of Cardiac CT in the Next Decade, an interview with Leslee Shaw, Ph.D., Emory.VIDEO: What to Consider When Comparing 64-slice to Higher Slice CT Systems, an interview with Claudio Smuclovisky, M.D.  FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., F read more 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. GE’s Revolution Frontier can visualize structures to a resolution of 0.23 mm with 25 percent less electronic noise. Video Player is loading.Mahadevappa Mahesh discusses trends in medical physics at the 2019 AAPM meetingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 4:01Loaded: 4.04%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -4:01 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Related Content Video Player is loading.Pierre Qian explains radiotherapy to ablate VTPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:34Loaded: 2.19%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:34 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis 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.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. The use of metal artifact reduction software on this Aquilion Precision image allows clear visualization inside a coronary stent. The 0.25 mm high-resolution reconstruction also helps delineate the various components of plaque. Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more Comparison Chart of Cardiac CT SystemsThis article served as an introduction for a cardiovascular CT system comparison chart in the May-June 2017 print issue of DAIC. To access the chart, go to www.dicardiology.com/content/cardiac-ct-systems. This will require a login, but it is free and only takes a moment to complete the form. This also will grant access to more than 40 other comparison charts.Vendors in this chart include Canon, GE Healthcare, NeuSoft, Philips Healthcare and Siemens Healthineers. Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McColl… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Videos | AAPM | July 29, 2019 VIDEO: Trends in Medical Physics at the AAPM 2019 meeting … read morelast_img read more

Legislative committee requests ethics sanctions against Costa Rican president

first_img Facebook Comments A legislative committee charged with investigating alleged traffic of influences related to the import of Chinese cement accused Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís of a “lack of probity” related to his role in allegedly pressuring institutions to facilitate the imports.These criticisms of the president were included in the final report of the committee that investigated loans of more than $30 million from Costa Rican public banks to the cement importer, a case that has exposed irregularities in all three branches of government.“[The president’s] decisions did not befit [his duty of] impartiality, nor the objectives of the institutions with which he works. He failed to watch over the administration of public resources according to the principles of… effectiveness, economy, and efficiency,” states the report, released Monday night.President Solís refuted this claim and stated that “I have never instructed any official to violate any legal system or intercede before a company or specific person. Whoever says the contrary lacks the truth.”He made the comment in a video posted to his Facebook account: How Costa Rica’s cement market became a hotbed of intrigue Related posts:Costa Rican prosecutors raid Emergency Commission office Costa Rica’s elections 2018: a primer Costa Rica approaches presidential elections with an uncertain scenario PHOTOS: Costa Rican candidates wrap up their campaigns The cement scandal, popularly known in Costa Rica as the #Cementazo, revolves around businessman Juan Carlos Bolaños, accused of having exerted political pressure and offered favors in exchange for not only a regulations change that allowed him to import the cement from China, but also multi-million dollar loans from public banks that he received without the usual requirements.Bolaños is in preventive prison for this case along with six senior bank officials from the Banco de Costa Rica (BCR) as part of an investigation of traffic of influences.Additional impact of the case has included the replacement of the entire BCR board of directors, and the suspension of Supreme Court magistrate Celso Gamboa and Chief Prosecutor Jorge Chavarría while their alleged participation in the case is investigated.Former Vice Minister of Finance Fernando Rodríguez resigned from his position after being accused of exerting pressures to favor the import of the Chinese cement.The 294-page report asks the government’s Ethics Office for sanctions against Solís and 28 other people, including members of his administration, legislators, judges and others (review the detailed list as published by the daily La Nación here).last_img read more

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