Acquittal of Burlington teacher Bantleman being appealed

A Burlington teacher, acquitted last month of sexual assault charges in Indonesia, is headed back to court.An appeal has been filed to the country’s supreme court and Neil Bantleman is forbidden to leave the country. The 45 year old had been serving a 10 year sentence in Jakarta when the August ruling resulted in his acquittal. He was released from prison but remained in Indonesia. Bantleman and an Indonesian teaching assistant were convicted back in April of sexually abusing three kindergarten-aged children at the Jakarta International School where they worked. They appealed the decision to the Jakarta high court, which found Bantleman not guilty. But now, as the judicial process goes, the prosecutors have appealed to the supreme court. Neil has maintained his innocence for the past 16 months, and the family is calling on the Canadian government to issue a statement of support. Additional video: Annette Hamm interviews Bantleman’s brother about the prosecution’s appeal: read more

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Customers stranded as RV company goes bankrupt

Customers stranded as RV company goes bankrupt An RV dealer north of Calgary going belly-up is causing headaches for its customers.Sunridge RV filed for bankruptcy just over a week ago, and since then many have complained they don’t know what’s happening with their purchases or trade-ins.Leah Brownridge with the Better Business Bureau says there are things consumers can do.“Right now the course of action that’s best to take, is with the Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Counsel as Sunridge RV was or is one of the licensees of that regulatory body,” she said.Brownridge says the BBB has resigned Sunridge RV’s accreditation and updated its files to let consumers know about the bankruptcy.She says there aren’t too many complaints against the company right now, though they expect calls to start coming as a result of recent media coverage. by Mike Tarasko Posted Mar 18, 2016 7:45 am MDT GOOGLE MAPS AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Hummels injury alters Big Ten race

It has been a year full of injuries in the Big Ten.Before the season even started, Northwestern lost its best player, Kevin Coble. Then it was Ohio State’s Evan Turner, Indiana’s Maurice Creek and Michigan State’s Kalin Lucas. But now, as the season approaches its end, the conference’s highest-ranked team has been bit by the injury bug in perhaps the most devastating fashion.Purdue’s Robbie Hummel tore his right ACL in a win last week at Minnesota and will miss the remainder of the season. Hummel was a member of the All-Conference team a season ago and was averaging almost 16 points, seven rebounds and two assists a game before the injury.“I was sick,” OSU coach Thad Matta said when asked what he thought upon hearing of Hummel’s injury. “You hate to see that for any player—any kid. It’s just, it’s not right”The Buckeyes witnessed firsthand Hummel’s importance to the Boilermakers in last month’s game at Purdue. Although OSU managed to win the game, Hummel scored a career-high 35 points, including 29 in the first half. “I love his game and I’ve told him that,” Matta said. “He can pass, he can shoot, he can put it on the floor and he rebounds on both ends. Obviously he’s a tremendous loss for Purdue.”With him in the lineup, Purdue had Big Ten and even National Championship aspirations. Although both are still attainable, neither will be nearly as easy with Hummel watching from the sideline. read more

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ExGDF Private acquitted of murdering her exboyfriends mother

Former Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Private, Abiola Jacobs was today freed of murdering her ex-boyfriend’s mother on February 1, 2014, after the jury unanimously acquitted her.However, at the High Court this afternoon, the state asserted its intention to appeal the decision.Accused of murdering her ex-boyfriend’s mother, Abiola Jacobs was today freedOn January 31, 2014, Taylor’s motionless body was found lying face up at her Lot 16-17 Agricola, Greater Georgetown home. Her throat was slit, her hands were behind her back, and her shirt was wrapped around her neck.Taylor’s cause of death had been given as shock and haemorrhage due to incised wounds compounded with blunt trauma to the head.Jacobs was accused of killing her ex-boyfriend’s mother over the differences she shared with the woman’s son.Jacobs has, however, denied the allegation of having murdered Taylor, and has been on trial for the last few weeks.According to reports, the murdered woman was attacked while in bed at some time after 23:00hrs. She was reportedly dragged to the back of the Agricola flat that she rented. Her body was discovered by a neighbour, who informed other relatives.The jury had been told that Taylor’s daughter, Marcelle Collymore, the accused Abiola Jacobs and her mother had a fight on the day of Taylor’s demise.Jacobs was at the time living with the family as she was the estranged girlfriend of the deceased woman’s son.This was also confirmed in the evidence of Police Superintendent Joel David who testified that Jacobs informed him that she spoke with Taylor on the day of her death.Superintendent David had also corroborated that the survivor of the attack; Samantha Sabbatt, who was the overseas British guest of the Taylors at the time of the housewife’s demise, had placed Jacobs at the scene of the crime.Samatha Sabatt was injured after she jumped from the window of the two-storey house when persons invaded the Lot 16-17 Agricola property.Jacobs, told the court that from her standpoint, she and Donna Taylor had a good relationship and were friends even after the relationship with the woman’s son ended.She also told the 12-member jury that she last saw the woman alive on January 29, 2014, at the woman’s home.She maintained her story that on February 1, 2014, she received a phone call informing her of what transpired, noting that she later went to the Taylors and saw her ex-boyfriend crying.After seeing other family members, she went outside and Police approached her and questioned her about her whereabouts.She was subsequently arrested by police and charged with Taylors murder.All the while, she has maintained her innocence as she concluded her testimony before the jury and presiding Judge James Bovell-Drakes. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGDF Private accused of murdering boyfriend’s mother to stand High Court trialSeptember 9, 2014In “Crime”Embattled GDF rank accused of interfering with relatives of murdered Agricola WomanMarch 24, 2014In “Crime”Investigations into murder of Agricola woman incompleteFebruary 26, 2014In “Crime” read more

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Archbishop Diarmuid Martin says church cannot be selfserving

first_imgARCHBISHOP DIARMUID MARTIN believes that unless the Catholic Church displays a real and enthusiastic commitment to Jesus Christ, it will become a “self-serving, self-referential organization to which no one will be attracted.”His comments came during his closing address at the Vatican II Colloquium at Trinity College Dublin this afternoon, which had been organised to mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council.Recalling his time in Clonliffe College in 1963, Martin described the Catholic Church of the time as one that “was unchanging.”While the winter of that year had been “one of the bleakest winters for decades”, Martin said that the college had been a “very cold place in more ways than one.”Speaking of a “routine, a discipline and a way of life” that hadn’t changed in decades, the Archbishop said that “it all seemed so out of touch with the world from which I had just come, and in which my friends were thriving.”But you were not supposed to think that way. Things were to be done as they had always been done. The Catholic Church was unchanging.Church of IrelandSpeaking of the gulf that existed between the Catholic Church and the Church of Ireland, Martin said that “even entering a Protestant Church was a danger to the faith!”“Christian Unity meant that Protestants converted,” he said. “We were not just divided religiously but socially.”Recalling his own mother’s employment situation, Martin remembered the difficulties that would often accompany applying for a job:My mother thought she had been successful in getting job early in the twentieth century only to find that her future employer, highly embarrassed, had to come to her and say that a problem had emerged: “Miss Mullen I am really sorry, but I always thought you were Church of Ireland”.‘Risk’As a student of theology in Dublin in the 1960s, Martin said that there was one word that was not in great use – “risk”.“Risk could involve rocking the boat,” he said. “As a member of the Catholic community risk would be linked with uncertainty – and the Catholic tradition seemed to have no need to reflect on that, we had all the certainties.”Risk could even mean irresponsibly leading yourself open to uncertainties, to an occasion of sin!Describing society today has having “radically changed”, Martin said that risk was now “part and parcel of the way we live and the range of choices that are open to us”, adding that this same risk was now necessary to bring the church back into the lives of people.A Church which is not riddled through and through with real and enthusiastic commitment to Jesus Christ will be an empty self-serving, self-referential organization to which no one will be attracted.Read: Archbishop Diarmuid Martin speaks of the ‘critical juncture’ of the Catholic Church >last_img read more

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Biocarburants bientôt des dérivés du whisky dans nos moteurs

first_imgBiocarburants : bientôt des dérivés du whisky dans nos moteurs ?Royaume-Uni – Les chercheurs d’une université d’Édimbourg ont dévoilé mardi 17 août le produit de deux ans de travaux : un nouveau biocarburant issu de sous-produits de l’industrie du whisky. Un résultat salué par les acteurs locaux de l’industrie et de l’environnement.Le procédé utilise les deux principaux sous-produits de fabrication du whisky, à savoir un liquide restant dans les distillateurs en cuivre, et des grains déjà utilisés, pour produire du butanol, utilisable dans les moteurs de voiture ordinaires. Le Pr Martin Tangney, directeur de ces travaux au Centre de recherche sur les biocarburants de l’université Napier d’Édimbourg (Écosse), pense qu’un mélange composé de 5 à 10% de ce produit et d’essence ou de diesel pourra être commercialisé. Il souligne le gain environnemental ainsi réalisé, et explique que l’université, qui a d’ailleurs déposé un brevet, va ainsi dans le sens de l’Union européenne, qui préconise  que les biocarburants représentent 10% des ventes d’ici 2020.L’intérêt de ces recherches est déjà reconnu par la représentante de Scottish Enterprise, financeur du projet, qui se félicite du passage réussi de cette idée du laboratoire à l’exploitation industrielle durable. Le ministre écossais de l’Énergie, lui, est satisfait de voir valoriser les résidus de l’une des plus importantes activités économiques du pays, la distillation du whisky. Enfin, le responsable local du WWF insiste sur les perspectives de réduction des émissions polluantes, lesquelles sont engendrées par l’utilisation d’énergies fossiles par les automobiles, mais aussi par la fabrication d’autres types de biocarburants moins “verts”.     Le 18 août 2010 à 17:23 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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GDC CANDIDATE ESCAPES DEATH

first_imgBy Mustapha Jallow Reports have it that the candidate for the Gambia Democratic Congress (GDC) Ebrima Nyang for the constituency of Latrikunda Sabiji was attacked by an assailant armed with a knife just two days before the election.He escaped death after armed men rushed to the place where the candidate holding a meeting in Latri-Kunda Sabiji, a source reaching Foroyaa adds.When contacted Inpesctor Foday Conta, the Public Relation Officer (PRO) of the Police, confirmed the report and said that  the attack occurred on Tuesday, 4th April 2017, when one Saikou Camara,  29-year-old and a native of the same area was armed with a knife and went to attend a political meeting of Ebrima  Nyang of GDC.According to PRO Conta, the suspect Saikou attempted to stab Mr.  Nyang but it was detected by GDC supporters who apprehended and escorted him to Bundung Police Station .He added that a case file has been opened for investigation to ascertain what had motived the suspect to arm himself with a knife and that preliminary investigation reveals that Camara was acting alone and was not affiliated to any political party as rumoured earlier.“The office of the IGP urges the general public to be law abiding. That the public is hereby reminded that there is law and order in the Gambia and the police will do everything humanly possible to enforce it to the letter. Anyone found wanting will be dealt with according to the law,” he continues to remind the general public.last_img read more

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URCA still investigating Black Friday black out of mobile protability

first_img Aliv joins Bahamas MP & PM for Back to school event Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas – November 28, 2017 – URCA is still investigating why there were mobile number portability problems on Black Friday for users switching from BTC to Aliv.Stephen Bereaux, the Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority’s (URCA) chief executive said: “There are some lingering challenges across mobile number portability that we are working with the operators to resolve. We, at this stage, without any suggestion of blame from URCA’s perspective in relation to the rules that govern mobile number portability in the Bahamas, think there clearly was a breakdown of sorts and it was inconsistent with how things are supposed to happen.“Whether that was a technical issue or process issue, how it would have been caused and what action we should take, we are doing our investigation and we expect to be able to give the public a little more information on the cause and where the problem originated.”URCA’s CEO also shared that if it turns out there has been a breach, they are prepared to deal with it, but for now, the public is advised that “with these systems occasionally there may be issues.” Recommended for you ALIV Sponsors 9th Annual Bahamas National Trust Eco Camp Related Items:#Aliv, #urca, btc More BTC Layoffs, interim CEO says company restructuring Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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Difficult Driving Conditions Expected On Seward Highway

first_imgUpdates will be posted as they are made available. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The National Weather Services and Department of Transporation has issued a road conditions warning for the Seward Highway from Indian Road to Rabbit Creek. Be prepared for winter driving. Temperature: 26 to 33 degrees. Poor visibility, Light snow, Freezing rain, Ice glaze, Black ice, Snow removal equipment on roadway, Stay back 200 feet from snowplows, Slippery road surface, Reduce your speed, Ice on Bridges/Overpasses, Drive with headlights on, The warning issued stated the area between Indian Road to Rabbit Creek on the Highway is difficult/poor driving conditions.last_img read more

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Consumer Magazines Step Up for Haitian Earthquake Relief

first_imgAt Condé Nast, a number of individual titles have initiated relief events/programs. For instance, Eleanor Banco, director of public relations at Teen Vogue and Style.com, and Teen Vogue fashion market editor Mary Kate Steinmiller organized an event last week at the Soho Grand Hotel, collecting $20 donations from attendees. According to Banco, the event generated $9,000—all of which will be donated to the Red Cross.On its Web site, Condé Nast’s The New Yorker is selling printed copies of the cover of the January 25 issue of the magazine [pictured], which was painted by Frantz Zephirin, a Haitian artist. Prices range between $125 and $445. The magazine said it will donate all profits from print sales to Partners in Health, a provider of health care and other services in Haiti. The Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, which is affiliated with Condé Nast’s parent Advance Publications, donated $200,000 to the Clinton Foundation.And at American Express Publishing, Travel + Leisure and Food & Wine are urging readers online to donate money to Hiati relief efforts. Parent company American Express said it is donating $250,000 to American Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders, International Rescue Committee and the United Nations’ Friends of the World Food program. A number of the biggest consumer magazine publishers in the U.S. have stepped up in the days since a 7.0-magnitude earthquake rocked the Caribbean country of Haiti, helping to raise money for numerous relief efforts.Time Inc.’s Time magazine is publishing “Haiti,” a book of exclusive photos from Time photographers and analysis on the country. A bookazine issue will be available January 29 for $12.99 and a hardcover version will be out at the end of February with a $19.95 cover price. Time Inc. said it plans to donate at least $75,000 of proceeds to benefit Haitian relief efforts.Hearst, meanwhile, launched a company-wide fundraising effort to benefit organizations including Doctors Without Borders, Save the Children and UNICEF. As part of the program, Hearst said it would match donations made by employees, up to $100,000. Hearst’s Esquire.com features a Q+A with former U.S. president Bill Clinton, the UN envoy to Haiti, and includes a list of “on-the-ground” organizations in Haiti and a link pointing users to donate via the William J. Clinton Foundation. last_img read more

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Borderlands 2 DLC Captain Scarlett and Her Pirates Booty out today

first_imgIf you’ve already completed Borderlands 2 and are a bit bored of wondering around the same locations and shooting the same creatures, never fear, new DLC is here.It’s called Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate’s Booty and it’s out now on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. In the add-on pack you’ll be transported to a new location called Oasis, full of sand and sunshine. Not only is there a ton of new missions, there’s great new characters, weapons, enemies and a new vehicle called the Sand Skiff. The Sand Skiff is a hover vehicle that looks like it’s stepped out of Return of the Jedi, and watching the trailer shows even the giant toothy sand worm from Star Wars features too. It also fires harpoons and explodes on impact, it can only fit two players in but it already sounds like the best vehicle ever created.The main story of Captain Scarlett sees you helping the pirate leader herself find the treasure, or booty, she’s looking for. From Kotaku’s review, it sounds as if there’s over 6 hours of game play for the main storyline, that doesn’t include the numerous side mission included. The DLC costs $9.99 or 800 Microsoft points, alternatively if you’ve purchased the Season Pass, this DLC will be included and is the first in a series of four planned add-on campaigns.Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate’s Booty adds a lot more game play, more variety  more laughs and yet more references to popular culture which is exactly what you want out of a Borderlands 2 expansion.via Gearboxlast_img read more

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A musical celebration with doyens

first_imgITC Sangeet Research Academy celebrated its 40th Anniversary with the ITC Sangeet Sammelan at the academy’s lawns in Tollygunge from February 1 – 3, 2019.A galaxy of eminent musicians including Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma, Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar, Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty, Pandit Anindo Chatterjee, Pandit Kumar Bose, Pandit Uday Bhawalkar, Pandit Partha Chatterjee, Ustad Rashid Khan, among others became part of the celebration. In line with its rich tradition heralded since the first ITC Sangeet Sammelan, this year’s Sammelan also presented young talent along with the stalwarts of Hindustani Classical Music. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfPandit Arvind Parikh, a trustee of the Academy, President of the Indian Musicological Society, and Head of the Western Region of the ITC Sangeet Research Academy inaugurated the event by lighting lamp. Speaking on the occasion, B B Chatterjee, Executive Director, ITC Sangeet Research Academy said, “It is primarily due to the unflinching support of music lovers of Kolkata, dedication of the gurus, perseverance of musician tutors and scholars as well as the rich cultural tradition of Kolkata – which has helped the institution to rise at a pinnacle of fame and appreciation across the globe. It is a matter of great pride for all of us to celebrate this momentous milestone of 40 years of the ITC Sangeet Research Academy, a one-of-its-kind institution that embodies sustained corporate commitment to a priceless national heritage.” Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveApart from the ITC SRA’s endeavour to establish a modern ‘Gurukul’ and revive the traditional ‘Guru-Shishya Parampara’ which has made a meaningful contribution through successfully blending the purity of India’s traditional teaching methods with scientific research and technology, it has also propagated music across the country through recitals, sammelans and Wednesday baithaks. Needless to say, the Gurus of the Academy are among the finest musicians in our country. Pandit A Kanan, Ustad Nisar Hussain Khan, Vidushi Hirabai Barodekar, Ustad Ishtiaq Hussain Khan, Pandit Nivruttibua Sarnaik, Vidushi Girija Devi, Vidushi Malabika Kanan, Latafat Hussain Khan among many others are the luminaries in the world of Hindustani Classical Music who identified themselves with the cause of the academy and became its part to help create an institution embodying the Guru-Shishya Parampara The institution is now recognised as the finest repository of Hindustani Classical Music. Besides, the Academy has also expanded its horizons and included the Carnatic genre as well as the rich heritage of folk music which Bengal is proud of. The ITC Sangeet Sammelan provides a unique platform for the Academy to recognise the contribution of our country’s greatest musicians by conferring an award – ‘ITC Sangeet Samman’. In the past, the award has been presented to musicians of the stature of Pandit Dinkar Kaikini, Vidwan L Subramaniam, Pandit Swapan Choudhury, Vidushi N Rajam and Pandit Venkatesh Kumar. And, this year the ITC Sangeet Samman was given to Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma.last_img read more

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Philips Spotlights Connected Technology Predictive Analytics Software and Artificial Intelligence at HIMSS

first_imgNews | Information Technology | March 01, 2017 Philips Spotlights Connected Technology, Predictive Analytics Software and Artificial Intelligence at HIMSS 2017 Technologies powered by Philips HealthSuite create secure ecosystem of integrated health IT, software, solutions and services News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | 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 The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. News | Artificial Intelligence | August 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 Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more Related Content 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 | 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 Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more 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 The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  March 1, 2017 — Featuring new and enhanced connected health offerings at the 2017 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference and exhibition (HIMSS17), Philips showcased a broad range of population health management, acute healthcare informatics and personal health solutions, fully integrated in a highly secure, cloud-based ecosystem. Visitors to the Philips booth experienced a comprehensive suite of interoperable intelligent solutions delivering advanced data and analytics to help support informed, value-based care decisions from the hospital into the home. Prominently featured was Philips HealthSuite, a cloud-enabled connected health ecosystem of products, programs and services that seamlessly work together to empower personalized health and continuous care across the health continuum from prevention and healthy living, to diagnosis and treatment and home care.Personal and population health management solutions featured at the booth included the latest in population health analytics, chronic disease prevention and management, predictive analytics, enterprise telehealth, home monitoring, and sleep and respiratory care:With the acquisition of Wellcentive, Philips brings expertise in aggregating and analyzing patient data to improve health outcomes inside and outside the hospital walls. Philips Wellcentive analyzes 1.5 billion data points each month, to gain actionable insights, serving 35 million U.S. patients, and managing 120,000 patient populations across 50 states;Philips is enhancing its personal health programs with the launch of Jovia Coach, a smartphone app that combines technology with human coaching for people at-risk of type 2 diabetes. The program supports participants to adopt the dietary, lifestyle and exercise habits that could help to prevent type 2 diabetes; andPhilips continuous care and home monitoring solutions help patients stay healthier at home, and connected to caregivers around the clock. They include Philips Lifeline medical alert device and Philips CareSage predictive analytics technology to support discharged patients in their home.Philips Healthcare Informatics Solutions deliver actionable insights to support more confident clinical decision support and improved diagnostics. Offerings include adaptive intelligence, integrated healthcare informatics, critical care analytics, automated early warning scoring, radiation dose management, and precision medicine solutions for oncology, including genomics.Philips debuted IntelliSpace Enterprise Edition, a managed service for hospital-wide healthcare informatics. The platform integrates Philips IntelliSpace portfolio into a scalable solution for clinical informatics and data management. The end-to-end managed service for healthcare information technology (IT) is based on pay-per-use with built-in risk sharing. It helps hospitals to further improve quality of care while meeting the evolving challenges of budget constraints and the management, interoperability, security and value maximization of health data and IT platforms;Philips IntelliVue Guardian Solution, designed to aid clinicians in the early detection of subtle signs of patient deterioration in the general care ward, has now been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use with the Philips Wearable Biosensor, a medical-grade, self-adhesive, single patient-use wireless device worn discreetly on the chest that automatically and continuously measures key vital signs, including respiratory rate to alert caregivers to intervene quickly;Philips IntelliSpace Genomics provides a secure healthcare informatics solution that integrates genomic information with full patient context to empower clinicians with precision diagnostics and therapeutics across hospitals. The solution, powered by Philips HealthSuite, delivers real-time, actionable diagnostic information — including raw sequencing data, up-to-date in silico genomic databases, clinical data and knowledge databases, longitudinal patient records, medical images and pathology data — to physicians and specialists for therapy planning at the point of care; andPhilips Illumeo is a newly launched imaging and informatics technology with adaptive intelligence that enhances how radiologists interpret and share medical images. The company said the intelligent software is the first to combine contextual awareness capabilities with advanced data analytics to augment the work of the radiologist.For more information: www.usa.philips.com/healthcare FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 morelast_img read more

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Costa Rica grants asylum to Nicaraguan activist Alvaro Leiva

first_imgThe ANPDH has denounced the “profound crisis” of human rights violations in Nicaragua during the anti-government protests, which started April 18.On that day, students took to the streets of Nicaragua to protest against a social security reform, which transformed into a national movement against the Ortega’s government, after the violent repression against the demonstrators.Human rights organizations say that at least 320 people have died due to government repression, but the ANPDH estimates the number of victims close to 500.Thousands of Nicaraguans have sought refuge in Costa Rica because of the crisis and severe economic decline, which provoked the shutdown of several businesses, especially in the tourism sector. Facebook Comments Costa Rica granted the Nicaraguan human rights activist Alvaro Leiva political asylum last week.Leiva is the secretary of the Nicaraguan Association for Human Rights (ANPDH), which closed its offices in Nicaragua last August after serious threats and harassment by armed groups.After the shutdown, the human rights defender escaped to Costa Rica.“Leiva went to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to request protection, due to the social, political and economic crisis that Nicaragua faces, in addition to the risk he faces as a result of his work for the defense of human rights,” the Costa Rican government said in a statement.It said that President Carlos Alvarado and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Epsy Campbell, accepted his request, based on his fear of suffering “political persecution that had taken form in specific actions against his life, freedom, safety and personal integrity,” the statement said. Related posts:President-elect unveils gender-balanced, multi-party Cabinet in Costa Rica Costa Rica’s Epsy Campbell speaks out against Venezuelan elections Costa Rican government seeks agreement with unions to end strike Venezuela accuses Costa Rica of ‘subordination’ to U.S.center_img Nicaraguan human rights group closes office after ‘alarming’ threatslast_img read more

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Fed Lower Jumbo Loan Limits Unlikely to Crimp Markets

first_img Share in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing Ahead of lower limits for conforming jumbo loans, nearly assured in October as Congress disagrees even over stopgap spending bills, the “”Federal Reserve””:http://www.federalreserve.gov/ offered a revealing look at the market Friday by releasing a report on the health of the housing market. The consensus: falling limits will likely only nudge the jumbo loan market, not tip it over, as some critics claim.[IMAGE]Culling information from data obtained under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act, the Fed summed up the state of the housing and mortgage markets by issuing “”_The Mortgage Market in 2010_””:http://federalreserve.gov/pubs/bulletin/2011/pdf/2010_HMDA.pdf.The Fed found that the current criteria for a jumbo fences in only 1.3 percent of all loans backed by GSEs “”Fannie Mae””:http://www.fanniemae.com/kb/index?page=home and “”Freddie Mac””:http://www.freddiemac.com/. Homeowners with jumbo mortgages qualify for federal insurance if their loans stay under a $729,750 threshold ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ô a benefit that lawmakers extended in order to boost sagging markets at the height of the financial crisis in 2008.Even so, data uncovered by the central bank revealed that some 2.1 percent of 2010 mortgages, alongside 2.4 percent of refinance loans, would see some pushback from the change once Congress allows the limits to expire.The Fed noted in the report that it is “”difficult to know what options will be available for homeowners no longer eligible under the GSE or [“”Federal Housing Administration””:http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/federal_housing_administration] programs.””The report cited “”HUD””:http://portal.hud.gov/portal/page/portal/HUD analyses documenting about 669 counties with jumbo loans likely to feel pinched once the limits depress. Another study by the “”Federal Housing Finance Agency””:http://www.fhfa.gov/ fixed the number at 250 counties.[COLUMN_BREAK]The conforming-jumbo loan issue remains a hot-button topic among lawmakers, policymakers, and industry insiders, who say the limits are likely to fall in October. In February the Obama administration issued a white paper advocating for an end to the higher limit, which would return the jumbo threshold for federal insurance to $625,500.More recently, “”Sen. Richard Shelby””:http://shelby.senate.gov/public/ (R-Alabama), criticized the role of the government in mortgage markets at a Senate hearing, alleging higher loan limits created “”a lot of damage,”” according to “”Dow Jones Newswires””:http://www.nasdaq.com/aspx/company-news-story.aspx?storyid=201109221559dowjonesdjonline000519&title=housing-lobby-in-rare-defeat-on-mortgage-limits.Despite sizzling rhetoric, the Fed satisfied advocates for federal stimulus by portraying the homebuyer market as one that would have lost big, along with a number of industry sectors, should Congress have failed to raise the threshold for jumbos.In absence of higher limits, the national jumbo loan market may not have swelled by 50 percent, alongside 63-percent boosts in the refinance jumbo market, as the financial crisis lessened.The Fed said that lenders in affected counties may not have been able to service the loans, likely resulting in turned-away homebuyers or loans that never happened.Not all conclusions from the report favored government activity in the mortgage markets.The Fed said that the federal homebuyer tax credit, enacted by officials eager for solutions, “”likely stimulated homebuying in 2009,”” but led to a “”sharp falloff in the monthly flow of new home-purchase originations”” once their expiration came in 2010.Speaking to _MReport_ for a past story, “”Maureen Maitland””:http://www.housingviews.com/author/maureen_maitland/, VP of indices for “”Standard & Poor’s””:http://www.standardandpoors.com/home/en/us, described the credits as “”artificial stimulus”” responsible for creating a blip in the markets that inadvertently raised consumer confidence and industry expectations.She faulted the tax credit for leaving market watchers with the impression that the economy has entered a double-dip recession, with home sales plunging last year.””You need to do more than just throw money at problems,”” Maitland said. “”Jobs and supply-demand factors need to be in sync.”” Fed: Lower Jumbo Loan Limits Unlikely to Crimp Marketscenter_img September 23, 2011 430 Views Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Fannie Mae Federal Reserve FHA FHFA First-Time Homebuyers Freddie Mac Home Prices Home Sales Housing Affordability HUD Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Applications Processing Refinance S & P Index Service Providers 2011-09-23 Ryan Schuettelast_img read more

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Related Australia crowned king at Skyscanner Trave

first_img RelatedAustralia crowned king at Skyscanner Travel AwardsAustralia crowned king at Skyscanner Travel AwardsHead down under to banish the bluesSkyscanner has shown that Brits who escaped to Australia on holiday were happier than in any other country.Skyscanner Travel Trends July 2010: the Indian and Australian advanceSkyscanner Travel Trends July 2010: the Indian and Australian advance When it comes to choosing the perfect holiday, men and women can go off in distinctly different directions, the latest survey from Skyscanner can reveal.Whilst Thailand tops the charts as the country that most men want to visit, for women the South East Asian country only ranks fifth.And whilst India is number five in the men’s charts, the sub-continent does not even feature in the women’s top ten. Likewise, Austria charts at number seven for the ladies, but does not appear in the guy’s favourites.New Zealand, which is fourth for women, only appears at number eight for men.Over 400 people responded to the survey, where it was found that gender really does have an effect on desired destination. To keep both parties happy, couples looking for holiday harmony should book flights to Australia, the USA or Italy, which all ranked highly for both sexes. Top destinations for men1. Thailand2. USA3. Australia4. Italy5. India6. Japan7. Spain8. New Zealand9. Egypt10. Norway Top destinations for women1. USA2. Australia3. Italy4. New Zealand5. Thailand6. Japan7. Austria8. Croatia9. Canada10. GreeceInterestingly, Skyscanner search data for the most popular destinations shows that flights to Spain top the charts. While only 17% of men claim they call the holiday shots, and the majority of couples believe destination choice is a joint decision, Spain was actually the seventh most popular destination for men but didn’t even make the women’s top ten, proving perhaps that men have more holiday power than they realise, or admit to!Once on holiday more compromise is required because although both sexes agreed that sightseeing and dining were the favoured holiday pastimes, gender stereotypes then come into play. Sunbathing is the third top choice for women, while men only rank it as sixth in their pastime preferences. Shopping is the fifth most popular holiday pastime for women while men were far less keen on hitting the shops, scoring it as the ninth most popular pastime. Men however seem to enjoy a drink on holiday with this pastime taking the fourth spot, while women ranked it in only ninth.Top 5 activities for men1. Sightseeing2. Dining3. Wildlife and nature4. Drinking5. Sport and ActivitiesTop 5 activities for women1. Sightseeing2. Dining3. Sunbathing4. Wildlife and nature5. ShoppingReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

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LONDON – A paperback copy of Lady Chatterleys Lo

first_img LONDON – A paperback copy of “Lady Chatterley’s Lover” used by the judge in the U.K. obscenity trial of the novel’s publisher is expected to sell at auction for up to 15,000 pounds ($20,000), auctioneer Sotheby’s said Wednesday.Penguin Books was prosecuted in 1960 for publishing D.H. Lawrence’s book about an affair between a wealthy woman and her husband’s gamekeeper, a landmark in the frank literary depiction of sexuality.A prosecution lawyer infamously asked in court whether it was “a book that you would … wish your wife or your servants to read?”It took jurors just three hours of deliberation to find Penguin not guilty, and the case came to be seen as a landmark victory for freedom of speech and a sign of changing social mores.The copy being sold by Sotheby’s in London on Oct. 30 comes with a damask bag hand-stitched by Dorothy Byrne, the wife of judge Lawrence Byrne, so that press photographers could not snap the judge with the scandalous tome.It also includes a sheet of paper with Dorothy Byrne’s handwritten notes detailing the book’s explicit passages, with descriptions — “love making,” ”coarse” — and page numbers. Copy of ‘Lady Chatterley’ used at obscenity trial for sale by The Associated Press Posted Sep 26, 2018 5:59 am PDT Last Updated Sep 26, 2018 at 7:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img FILE – In this B/W file photo dated Oct. 27, 1960, a queue forms outside The Old Bailey Central Criminal Court, in London, for admission to the public gallery where the “Lady Chatterley’s Lover” case is resuming. A paperback copy of “Lady Chatterley’s Lover” by D.H. Lawrence’s, used by the judge in the book’s landmark U.K. obscenity trial is expected to sell at auction for up to 15,000 pounds ($20,000) by Sotheby’s on Oct. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/File) last_img read more

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Cyprus an important US partner in the Eastern Mediterranean
first_imgThe US sees Cyprus as an important partner in its wider region and was working to build a stronger political relationship with the country,  Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Matthew Palmer has said.Speaking during the official lunch for the 2nd Capital Link Investment Forum held in New York, Palmer said that the deepening of trade and investment links were offering new opportunities and were intensifying financial engagement, while he described Cyprus as a “very attractive investment destination”.He particularly stressed Cyprus opportunities in the field hydrocarbons and the importance of the discoveries in the Eastern Mediterranean, saying that the energy sector could connect and integrate the region, improve economic and political cooperation and bring the stability that the region needs.He also reaffirmed that US was supporting Cyprus` rights to its Exclusive Economic Zone, but noted however that the oil and gas reserves offshore, should be fairly shared between the two communities in the context of a comprehensive settlement.Palmer also said that US companies had a role to play in promoting Cyprus as an investment destination and were playing a key role in building closer trade ties. He said US companies had an increased presence in areas such as energy, insurance, financial services, franchising and tourism. According to the Department of Commerce, direct US investment in Cyprus was $1.6 billion in 2016.Answering a question, Palmer said that an investor should prefer Cyprus for the liberal investment climate, professional skills and relatively low labour costs. He added that continuing economic recovery in Cyprus would create greater opportunities for US exports in the future.The US official said that a lasting and viable settlement of the Cyprus problem would also greatly facilitate the development of its resources, ensuring that all Cypriots would benefit. For that reason, he said, the US government strongly supported a bi-zonal bi-communal federation.Speaking about strengthening US political cooperation with Cyprus, he mentioned the increased visits by US officials from the state, finance and defence departments and stressed the strong bilateral co-operation to counter terrorism, prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, the security in the sea and border protection.He also said that in two weeks they planned to educate 36 coastguards to improve security in the Eastern Mediterranean.You May LikeUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoAngels And EntrepreneursRobert Herjavec Announce Venture Could Make You RichAngels And EntrepreneursUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img
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