July Tourism Stats Available

first_imgNova Scotia welcomed 1,142,400 visitors in the first seven months of the year, up three per cent compared with the same time last year. In July, the number of visitors decreased by one per cent compared with an exceptional July 2009. Room nights sold in July were the same as last year and one per cent higher between January and July. Road travel to Nova Scotia increased by two per cent in July, and by five per cent during the first seven months of the year. Air travel is down by 11 per cent in July and four per cent year-to-date. “Achieving July numbers that are almost on par with last year’s outstanding showing means that we are definitely holding our own so far this year,” said Percy Paris, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Heritage. “We look forward to seeing the numbers for August and the fall, which is a very important time for tourism in Nova Scotia.” Between January and July, domestic travel to the province showed three per cent growth. Visits from Ontario and Quebec are up two per cent while visitors from Atlantic Canada increased five per cent compared with last year. Western Canada visitors are down eight per cent year-to-date. While total overseas visitors decreased three per cent during the first seven months and United Kingdom visitors fell by nine per cent, visits from Germany increased four per cent. Visits from the United States decreased by one per cent in the same time period. Tourism is an important contributor to Nova Scotia’s economy. In 2008, the industry employed more than 31,000 people and generated revenues of $1.82 billion. Nova Scotia’s comprehensive system for reporting monthly tourism statistics includes counting non-resident overnight visitors at all entry points to the province and gathering the number of room nights sold from licensed accommodation operators. Detailed tourism statistics can be found on the Department of Tourism, Culture and Heritage website at www.gov.ns.ca/tch/tourism/facts-figures.aspx .last_img read more

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Huawei CFO arrested in Vancouver as US seeks extradition Justice Department

first_imgVANCOUVER — The Justice Department says the chief financial officer of China’s Huawei Technologies, who is sought for extradition by the United States, has been arrested in Vancouver.Justice Department spokesman Ian McLeod says in an email that Wanzhou Meng was arrested Saturday.A clerk at the B.C. Supreme Court said Meng appeared in court on Wednesday and a bail hearing is scheduled for Friday.McLeod says further details cannot be provided on the case because a publication ban is in effect at Meng’s request.In a statement, Huawei says Meng is being sought for extradition to face unspecified charges in the Eastern District of New York.It says she was arrested when she was transferring flights in Canada.“The company has been provided very little information regarding the charges and is not aware of any wrongdoing by Ms. Meng,” the statement says. “The company believes the Canadian and U.S. legal systems will ultimately reach a just conclusion.”The U.S. Justice Department could not immediately be reached for comment.The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this year that U.S. authorities were investigating whether Huawei violated sanctions on Iran.Huawei says the company complies with all laws and regulations in the countries where it operates, including applicable export control, sanction laws and regulations of the United Nations, the United States and the European Union.The company’s website also lists Meng as its deputy chairwoman and The Associated Press reports that she is the daughter of company founder Ren Zhengfei.— With files from The Associated PressThe Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Kalpataru inks pact to buy 85 stake in Swedish company

first_imgNew Delhi: Engineering firm KPTL Monday said its arm Kalpataru Power Transmission Sweden AB has signed an agreement to acquire 85 per cent equity stake in Linjemontage i Grastorp AB for $24 million. The acquisition of Linjemontage is in-line with the KPTL’s stated objective of growth and greater geographical presence in stable and growing markets with focus on core power transmission segment, a Kalpataru Power Transmission statement said. According to the statement, the transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2019-20. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalThe Linjemontage i Grastorp AB was founded in 1993. It specialises in power supply solutions and services for electricity networks up to voltage range of 400 kv. It has a profitable track record. The company has presence in Sweden and Norway with an order book of around SEK (Swedish Krona) 710 million (around $77 million) as on date, the company said. Commenting on the acquisition, Sanjay Dalmia, Executive Director, KPTL said in the statement, “This acquisition has been carried out on grounds of strategic fit both to capture local market opportunity and to help us in expanding our presence in Nordic countries where we have no former presence. This strategic acquisition will also help the KPTL with greater access to technology and EPC (engineering construction and procurement) capability to take turnkey projects in Nordic countries and Europe”. KPTL is one of the largest and fastest growing specialised EPC companies in India engaged in various segment including power transmission & distribution, oil & gas pipeline and railways.last_img read more

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Canadian Oil Sands Ltd names industry veteran Ryan Kubik as new CEO

CALGARY — Canadian Oil Sands Ltd. has picked a replacement for outgoing CEO Marcel Coutu.Ryan Kubik, a 20-year industry veteran who has been the company’s chief financial officer since 2007, will become the new top executive when Coutu retires in the new year, the company announced Monday.“Over the last several months, the board has conducted a thorough and comprehensive process. The board utilized an international executive search firm and conducted extensive interviews with a number of candidates,” chairman Donald Lowry said in a release.“Ryan’s leadership skills, knowledge of the industry and business acumen make him the ideal candidate to lead COS into our next phase of development.”Rob Dawson, vice president of finance, has been promoted to take Kubik’s place as CFO.Canadian Oil Sands has a 37 per cent stake in the massive Syncrude oilsands mining operation north of Fort McMurray, Alta. Other partners include Imperial Oil Ltd., Suncor Energy Inc., two Chinese state-owned firms, Mocal Energy and Murphy Oil.Also Monday, Canadian Oil Sands said it expects its share of 2014 capital spending at Syncrude will be $1.1-billion, most of which will be on projects already underway.When the company announced its third-quarter results in October, it said it expected $1.29 billion in capital spending in 2013.It also says it expects Syncrude to produce between 95 million and 110 million barrels next year.In October, Canadian Oil Sands said it expected 2013 production to come in at between 97 million and 100 million barrels.Mine train relocation and tailings management projects at Syncrude’s Aurora North mine were completed ahead of schedule and under budget in 2013.For 2014, Canadian Oil Sands expects to spend $355-million finishing up a mine train replacement at its Mildred Lake mine, which is 80% complete and expected to be in service late next year.Estimated spending at its 70% complete centrifuge tailings management project is $298-million for 2014.Another $361-million will be spent on regular maintenance work next year.“I am very pleased with Syncrude’s progress on our major projects. With two projects complete, and the remaining two tracking on budget and schedule, the risk in this program has significantly declined,” said Coutu, who will have spent 12 years as CEO when he retires on Jan. 1.“Through our investment in new mining infrastructure and proven equipment to reduce the associated environmental impact of tailings, we are positioned very competitively to generate long-term free cash flow.”The Canadian Press read more

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Back to the future in Haldimand Norfolk

Twenty years after the divorce, some wonder if they threw the baby out with the bathwater when Haldimand-Norfolk Region was restructured into separate counties.Mayor Ken Hewitt has longed for reconciliation for most of his time on Haldimand council. Norfolk Mayor Kristal Chopp is coming around to the idea after nearly a year at the helm at Governor Simcoe Square.Hewitt opened up about his feelings during a discussion Friday of Norfolk’s desire to tap into Haldimand’s massive water-treatment facility in Nanticoke.Hewitt, Chopp and their respective delegations discussed the move with provincial infrastructure officials during this week’s annual general meeting of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) in Ottawa.Hewitt welcomes Norfolk’s overtures. One of his goals is to maximize the potential of this asset, which already pipes water into Jarvis, Townsend, New Credit and Hagersville. The plant, which is located next to the former Nanticoke Generating Station, has the capacity to service Caledonia, Cayuga, Dunnville and all towns in Norfolk.“I’m very excited we’ve got to this point,” Hewitt said. “The sad part is we could’ve had these discussions much sooner. We’ve known for many years about the limitations of the Norfolk water system.“Mayor Chopp has been aggressive and enthusiastic about the idea of working with Haldimand. I believe this could’ve and should’ve been done five years ago. The real future for water and wastewater is to regionalize the system. It makes no sense for Norfolk and Haldimand to operate separate systems. It’s just not cost-effective.”Momentum toward reconciliation began earlier this year when Chopp identified a potentially serious shortfall in Port Dover’s capacity to meet demand for treated water. Norfolk has imposed a moratorium on the allocation of water capacity to new subdivisions and the like until the deficit is addressed. In the process, a number of major projects are on hold till further notice.Instead of proceeding with an expensive expansion of Port Dover’s water-treatment plant, Chopp has homed in on the possibility of tapping into the Haldimand system at Jarvis.Running a 7.5-kilometre pipeline from Haldimand into Port Dover would cost about $18 million. Chopp and Hewitt are seeking provincial support for the proposal because they want to avoid the cost falling, in its entirety, on Norfolk ratepayers.Hewitt sees synergies with Norfolk in other areas. Major ones include policing and waste management. Sound familiar? This is how it was before Haldimand-Norfolk Region was restructured out of existence in 2000.Mayor Chopp has an open mind on the subject and welcomes further dialogue.“Population growth — combined with deteriorating infrastructure and a demand for higher levels of service — is becoming increasingly difficult for municipalities already facing high budget pressure,” Chopp said Friday in an email.“Both Mayor Hewitt and I agree that inter-municipal collaboration is a solution to some of these challenges while enabling each of our municipalities to continue to retain our individual autonomy.“Most critical for Norfolk County is addressing our immediate water capacity issues. But I too see the potential for Haldimand and Norfolk being good neighbours again and working together to jointly provide other shared services in the future.”Hewitt said the time is now to move on the water issue. Haldimand’s current contract with the City of Hamilton for the provision of water to Caledonia and Cayuga expires in 2021. Hewitt rejects an alternative involving the Grand River because the water is dirty and difficult to treat to a potable standard.“It’s a long-standing issue and it’s time something was done,” Hewitt said. “We can’t eat the elephant in one bite, but Port Dover could be the start. There is an opportunity here for Norfolk and Haldimand to start looking at shared programs again. I think there is a hybrid available on this. It’s worth pursuing. The issues in Norfolk are no different than in Haldimand in my opinion.”Hewitt’s interest in collaborating isn’t new. He says previous Norfolk councils and county staff have not been receptive to the idea of revisiting the regional model. That changed when Norfolk elected a new council and a new mayor last October.“Kristal is a little more driven in terms of pushing the envelope,” Hewitt said. “We’ve been able to have these conversations moreso than in the past. The situation in Port Dover has certainly lent some urgency to these discussions.”MSonnenberg@postmedia.com read more

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Airlines cancel flights to Israel after rocket falls near Tel Aviv airport

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Jul 22, 2014 9:10 am MDT Airlines cancel flights to Israel after rocket falls near Tel Aviv airport When U.S. and European airlines quickly cancelled flights to Israel on Tuesday, they showed both a skittishness and a new sense of urgency in dealing with global trouble spots following last week’s downing of a passenger plane over Ukraine.Delta Air Lines turned around one of its jets midflight and indefinitely cancelled all future flights between the U.S. and Israel after a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed near Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion Airport. Other U.S. airlines quickly took similar action, and counterparts in Europe and Canada followed within hours, despite protests from the Israeli government. Israeli airline El Al maintained its regular flight schedule.The airlines were out ahead of aviation regulators in stopping service. The Federal Aviation Administration imposed a 24-hour ban on flights to Israel after the U.S. airlines acted. Germany’s Lufthansa, Italian airline Alitalia and Air France all acted before the European Aviation Safety Agency issued an advisory.How long the cessation of flights will last is unclear. U.S. airlines now must wait for the FAA, which said it will provide updated guidance by midday Wednesday.Scandinavian Airlines cancelled two flights from Copenhagen to Tel Aviv on Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning, and said it will rethink the situation Wednesday for two more flights this week. Budget airline Norwegian said it had scrapped a flight from Stockholm to Tel Aviv on Wednesday and was monitoring the events closely, the airline’s spokeswoman Charlotte Holmbergh Jacobsson said.Also Wednesday, Royal Jordanian suspended its flights to Ben Gurion until further notice, according to the airline’s spokesman, Basil al-Kilani.Korean Air Lines Co. said on Friday that it was suspending its flights between Incheon International Airport near Seoul and Tel Aviv until at least Thursday, citing tensions between Israel and Palestine.Aviation and legal experts said that airlines are now taking risk assessment into their own hands, both for the safety of passengers and to avoid claims of negligence, following last week’s Malaysia Airlines disaster.“Most airlines have security departments that try to evaluate those sorts of risk,” said William Waldock, a professor of safety science at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. “Some do it better than others, but I would expect that everyone is on a very heightened sense of alert right now.”Richard Aboulafia, an analyst with the Teal Group, said airlines might be more proactive about avoiding hot spots, although he noted that there are very few areas where non-government militaries have weapons sophisticated enough to shoot down a plane.Western governments have accused pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine of shooting down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 with a surface-to-air missile while it was flying at 33,000 feet. Some experts have second-guessed the airline’s decision to fly over the area. But Malaysian officials have countered that the plane’s path from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was approved by international regulators.The Israel government felt the airlines overreacted Tuesday. The Transportation Ministry called on the companies to reverse their decision, insisting Ben-Gurion Airport is safe and completely guarded and saying there is no reason to “hand terror a prize,” by halting the flights.Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg strongly urged the FAA to “reverse course” and permit U.S. airlines to fly to Israel.Bloomberg released a statement saying he is flying on El Al to Tel Aviv on Tuesday night to “show solidarity with the Israeli people and to demonstrate that it is safe to fly in and out of Israel.”“The U.S. flight restrictions are a mistake that hands Hamas an underserved victory and should be lifted immediately,” Bloomberg said.Palestinian militants have fired more than 2,000 rockets toward Israel, and several heading toward the area of the airport have been intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome defence system, but police spokeswoman Luba Samri said Tuesday’s landing was the closest to the airport since fighting began on July 8.While Hamas rockets aren’t as sophisticated as the guided missile that the U.S. and others contend hit the Malaysian jet, they can cause massive damage if they hit an aircraft. For instance, unguided mortar fire in Tripoli from a militia batting to control its international airport destroyed a $113 million Airbus A330 used by Libya’s state-owned Afriqiyah Airways over the weekend.Last year, an average of 1,044 passengers flew each way on the four daily flights between the U.S. and Israel on American carriers, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.Jack Ram, 50, of Tel Aviv, who was in New York visiting friends, said threats of violence and disruptions while travelling were nothing new for Israelis. He prayed Tuesday before entering the departure area at Newark, New Jersey, for his El Al flight to Israel.“We’re used to it. That’s how we live for the last 30 . 3,000 years actually,” Ram said.Jonathan Reiter, a prominent New York aviation-accident attorney, said flying into an airport after a near-miss by a rocket could be used to show that the airline was negligent. That explains why the airlines are suspending service to Israel.“I’m sure it is human concern as well,” Reiter said, “but I think (the airlines) feel it is wise to err on the side of caution because it is their burden to prove they are doing everything possible to avoid injuries and deaths.”___Associated Press Writers Jan M. Olsen in Copenhagen and Omar Akour in Amman, Jordan, contributed to this report.___ read more

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UN rights experts describe unconscionable suffering of Syrians in fouryear conflict

“It is unconscionable that Syrians should continue to suffer as they have for the last four years and have to live in a world where only limited attempts have been made to return Syria to peace, and to seek justice for the victims,” said Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro, Chair of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic.Along with Mr. Pinheiro, the Commission of Inquiry includes Karen Koning AbuZayd, Carla del Ponte and Vitit Muntarbhorn. It is mandated by the Human Rights Council to investigate and record all violations of international human rights law and is also tasked with investigating allegations of crimes against humanity and war crimes, with its mandate recently expanded to include “investigations of all massacres.”The Commission’s latest report charts the major trends and patterns of abuses perpetrated in the country from March 2011 to January 2015, stressing the need for urgent international action, particularly by States with influence over the warring parties, to find a political solution to the conflict in order to “stop grave violations of human rights and to break the intractable cycle of impunity.”As violence in Syria has spiralled, the Commission’s eight previous reports have described the heightened suffering experienced by civilians at the hands of the warring parties. Hundreds of thousands of people have died, while half the population has been displaced and men of fighting-age, women, children, humanitarian and medical workers and vulnerable groups like internally displaced persons have been targeted with violence.The humanitarian response cannot keep pace with needs, with many people hard to reach, and the Commission says that the trends it identifies in its report suggest that the extreme hardship endured by millions of ordinary Syrians will only grow more acute unless immediate action is taken to stop the violence.Drawing on more than 3,550 interviews with victims and eyewitnesses collected since September 2011, the Commission, which is scheduled to present its report, along with an oral update, to the Human Rights Council on 17 March, once again emphasised the importance of accountability, which it said must form part of any future negotiations if the resulting peace is to ensure. It also urged the Security Council to work to realise the demands it set out in its Resolution 2139, with Mr. Pinheiro noting that the Resolution stressed the need to end impunity and reaffirmed the necessity of bringing perpetrators to justice. “Victims deserve more than our compassion. We cannot continue to urge an end to the conflict, and its many crimes, without there being some prospect, some means, of bringing about that end,” he said. read more

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Mens Basketball Keita BatesDiop leaves lasting legacy as first star of Holtmann

Ohio State redshirt junior forward Keita Bates-Diop (33) looks to drive in the first half the game against Penn State in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals on Mar. 2 in Madison Square Garden. Ohio State lost 68-69. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorFour years ago, forward Keita Bates-Diop was preparing to begin his Ohio State career along with a highly touted recruiting class. The second-highest ranked member of the Buckeyes’ class, Bates-Diop came in with lofty expectations along with the other three players that were expected to form the core of a championship contender. They were coming to a team that had just lost in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, but had just made it to six straight tournament appearances.But, on Monday, as the redshirt junior forward sat at the table in the media room of the Schottenstein Center announcing he would leave the team early for the NBA draft, he reflected a tumultuous time in Columbus. One that began with promise, stalled out and returned to prominence in what became his final season in scarlet and gray. Though that 2014 recruiting class never came all that close to leading Ohio State to a championship, it laid the foundation for a strong program in the beginning of the Chris Holtmann era at Ohio State.“I think that’s the best feeling and kind of one of the best parts about all this,” Bates-Diop said. “Because like I said the last couple years have been down for Ohio State basketball and to do what we did and what I did individually and to kind of leave on that note is a bittersweet feeling, but it’s probably the best way to go.”The class itself each had members go in varying directions. Dave Bell transferred after his redshirt sophomore season at Ohio State, D’Angelo Russell left after one season to become the second pick in the 2015 NBA Draft and both Bates-Diop and Jae’Sean Tate stuck around for four years.Tate was always a consistent presence for Ohio State. He never became a star for Ohio State, but he remained a steady leader for the team.Bates-Diop was not necessarily that player. He was the 29th-best player in the class, but struggled in his first season before beginning to flash his tools in the sophomore season.Right when people began to view him as a potential breakout candidate, he fractured his leg and didn’t to return to action. Instead of playing through the injury, he opted to undergo surgery and take a medical redshirt for the season.In hindsight, that was the best decision he made during his time at Ohio State.“I could’ve played through it, but I don’t think I would be here today if I had,” Bates-Diop said.Holtmann said coaches talked with him before the season about how Bates-Diop had the tools to become a standout player for the team. The only questions they had were in regard to his motor and his toughness.But as soon as Holtmann had time to work with him, he said he could tell Bates-Diop had a strong enough work ethic and desire to improve in order to turn himself into a great player. Even with the potential Bates-Diop had shown, the hype was no longer surrounding him three years after he began his Buckeye career, especially coming off a season-ending injury. If there was any narrative around Bates-Diop heading into his redshirt junior season, it was that he would be counted on by a brand new coaching staff to provide solid production in the hopes of keeping the team afloat in the Big Ten.Instead, he became a star for the team, claiming the Big Ten Player of the Year honors after averaging 19.8 points, 8.7 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game. Though still not becoming the vocal leader in the locker room that Tate was, Bates-Diop led the Buckeyes by example and was the star Holtmann needed in his first season to prove to potential recruits he can maximize a player’s talents.“He developed, and I think hopefully he feels like that we helped him get there and whatever we can do that,” Holtmann said. “That’s something that sure is good that we can communicate to recruits and say look at what Keita and JT, look at how they were developed in just the one year that we had with them. He’ll be a good example for that in recruiting.”Tate and Bates-Diop, the final two members of the 2014 class, will depart Ohio State both having gone through some ups and downs for the program. Both played key roles in helping turn what could have been a rebuilding process into a quick rebound and lay the foundation for Holtmann to build upon.“The good ones here that we recruit as a coaching staff will all realize that they stand on the shoulders of those really good players that came before,” Holtmann said. “And I think he realized that and so did JT, and that’s why I think they felt an obligation in a lot of ways to kind of put this to make the program relevant again.“They stand on the shoulders of all those guys that have done it so well before them. So what he now can leave here, he can now leave here knowing that he did that.” read more

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MJ Engineering completing major Weba Chute delivery to Assmang

first_imgM&J Engineering is close to completing an order for the supply and installation of 29 of its innovative Weba Chute Systems at Assmang Manganese’s Black Rock mine operations, about 80 km north-west of Kuruman in the Northern Cape. The company is undertaking all the site surveys as well as the design, fabrication, removal of the existing chutes, installation of the Weba Chute Systems and commissioning of the units.At the same time, M&J Engineering is about to enter the fabrication phase on a separate order for Black Rock Mine for nine Weba Chute Systems of varying configuration as part of an upgrade to the mine’s tippling conveyor and silo feed system. The 29 new Weba Chute Systems are replacing the mine’s existing conventional transfer points. These have been in operation for about two years, but are not performing to the required specifications. “The Black Rock team called us in to survey all 29 transfer points and our design consequently reflects throughput increases and greatly reduced potential for blockages,” said M&J Engineering Project Manager, Ted Cruikshank. “Close co-operation between our team and Black Rock is ensuring that the chutes are installed at specific times to achieve minimum downtime.”The Weba Chute Systems will carry ROM material ranging in size from minus 150 mm. On the 900 mm ROM conveyor, bulk density is 2.4 t/m3 at an average of 900 t/h with a conveyor speed of 2.7 m/s. The conveyor is moving maximum size slabs up to 300 mm. The transfer points vary in operation from bin discharge, silo discharge, plant feed, primary feed and discharge, secondary feed and discharge, tertiary feed, desliming screen discharge and product bin chutes. The product bin chutes will handle material with a maximum size of minus 75 to plus 6 mm, and this size distribution is all saleable product.M&J Engineering first supplied a skip discharge Weba Chute System to Black Rock 12 years ago and Cruikshank reports that the chute is still workingwell. The company has also supplied Weba Chute Systems to other Assmang operations including Khumani, Beeshoek, Machadodorp and Cato Ridge. The company states: “Regardless of belt speed, belt width, material size, shape or throughput, the Weba Chute System eliminates the problems associated with conventional transfer chutes and provides cost effective, productivity enhancing and environmentally friendly solutions. Recognising the many benefits associated with Weba Chute Systems, market acceptance has reached a high point with over 3,000 chutes currently doing duty in the bulk materials handling industry worldwide.” Although certain technology is common throughout Weba Chute Systems, each is contextually fine-tuned and hot commissioned to achieve optimal results at each customer site.last_img read more

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Luke Cage is a fun half measure

first_img I had a blast binge watching the first season of Luke Cage, the latest piece of Marvel’s Netflix Defenders puzzle. Watching the nearly invincible Cage plow his way through mooks was as fun as any Daredevil hallway fight or Captain America kickfest. And equally enjoyable was the show’s choice to name the building said fight takes place in Crispus Attucks, after the first casualty of the American Revolution who like Cage (and like me) was a Black man.However, as the show went on all those enjoyable elements couldn’t negate my growing dissatisfaction. Luke Cage is full of admirable qualities. It’s authentic and self-aware and socially conscious and delightfully corny. But it falls short of making a strong, definitive argument and point of view on the crucial topics it raises. Luke Cage is a fun half measure.Full spoilers from here on out.This piece isn’t about criticizing Luke Cage’s story structure. Like pretty much all Netflix shows it’s too long for the story it has, but there are worse offenders. Rather, this is a criticism of Luke Cage’s frustratingly neutral politics. And if you don’t think politics belong in a discussion of a show about a bulletproof Black dude I really don’t know what to tell you.Here’s a little question that’s totally not loaded at all. According to Luke Cage (the show and the character) what is the single biggest threat facing African-Americans in the year of our lord 2016? The show traces Cage’s journey from quiet loner to community superhero. But what is Luke Cage the Defender actually defending Harlem and its rich Black history from? Is it the police? Which part of the police? The system or individual corrupt cops? Is it Black gangsters and their Black huckster politician cousins? Is it Puerto Rican gangster interlopers? Is it the personal failings of Black parents like hypocritical preacher fathers or overbearing Black mobster mothers? Is it gentrification? Or is it superpowered Snake Men?The answer is all of the above. But instead of being an examination of interlocking systems of oppression in institutions, the show just gestures towards these issues without really committing to a firm stance on any of them. It borrows plenty of texture, and actors, from The Wire, but not enough of the actual thoughtfulness.That’s a shame because the texture is great. It’s a low bar to clear, but this is a show about Black people that feels like it was made by Black people. Showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker loads the show with potent symbols. Whether it’s Cottonmouth’s Biggie Smalls picture, Cage’s copy of Ellison’s Invisible Man, shots that feel straight out of a Spike Lee movie, barbershop talk, eulogies at the Black church, bootleg copies of Avengers footage being sold on the street, or the show’s excellent use of music in the nightclub setting and beyond, Luke Cage doesn’t feel fake.Conversations about the Celtics or the Wu-Tang Clan sometimes feel canned, like you can literally see the plot stopping so characters can “Shoot The Shit,” but overall Harlem feels pleasingly naturalistic, unlike Daredevil’s absurd take on Hell’s Kitchen. Luke Cage is so unapologetically, authentically Black I’m curious to know how white fanboys who only watched it because of Avengers connections or whatever reacted to it.But the show fails to fully make an artistic statement as coherent and realized as the works it cloaks itself in. And I’m still not sure why. The show certainly recognizes and acknowledges the real-world issues and history it parallels. There’s a scene where Method Man straight-up goes on the radio to rap about how dope Luke Cage, a bulletproof Black guy, is. But why is Cage so dope? Why is that imagery so powerful?Well, it’s because innocent Black people keep getting shot to death. But why and who’s doing it? Spoilers: it’s the police. Or rather, the instances Cage’s bullet-riddled hoodie directly reference involve the police, not random gangster shootouts and certainly not showdowns with supervillains.Unfortunately, at times it feels like Luke Cage goes out of it’s way to avoid being even vaguely anti-cop. Cage is a good misunderstood ex-cop. Misty Knight (and her silky smooth voice) is a good cop who’s mistake is not trusting the system enough. The bad cops aren’t racists but rather pawns of minority gangsters.Cage was framed and sent to jail by a revenge-obsessed villain, not the police state. The cops only hate Cage when they think he killed one of them, and a big plot point involves the cops being manipulated by the Black villains like a bunch of suckers.Let’s talk some more about the villains. Theo Rossi as Shades is a great perceptive goon. Mahershala Ali’s conflicted Cottonmouth is surprisingly tragic, and Erik LaRay Harvey as arms dealers/smooth-talking preacher Diamondback brings a lot of the schlock Blaxploitation fun the show maybe could’ve used more of.However the MVP for me is Alfre Woodard as Mariah Dillard, and not just because she’s freakishly similar to how my mom would be if she were a supervillain. Her arc from idealistic politician to crime boss in a lot of ways feels like Kingpin’s story in Daredevil or Walter White in Breaking Bad. A bad person in denial slowly takes responsibility for and even begins to revel in their badness.Mariah is a strong character, and that’s great, but the most insidious thing about her is something I’m not sure the show even recognizes. Mariah, a murderous villain, is the only character on the show to use Black Lives Matter rhetoric. At first, she uses it in her righteous enough plan to curb gentrification through her New Harlem Renaissance Project. “Keep Harlem Black, ” she says right before cameras stop rolling and she recoils from the children.But later her use of the phrase is as disingenuous as some deplorable folks on Twitter think the phrase is in reality. As part of her and Diamondback’s plan to stop Cage, Mariah holds a rally. Diamondback literally tells her to “Get your Al Sharpton on.” At the rally, she uses a photo of a young Black boy assaulted by the police to stir outrage. However, Mariah then calls for the police to gain even more power? To protect normal police from superpowered freaks?The messaging becomes so muddled. Diamondback makes the scary, accurate point that fear of Black people has encouraged a lot of rash actions in America, and he’s trying to stoke that fear for his advantage. He wants to sell special anti-Cage bullets to the police. There’s a great scene where attorney Blake Tower, who has been made Black in the MCU, cautions against militarizing the police. He even references The Punisher. But the show mixes up actual racism with the trope of “superpowers as a metaphor for racism.”This works in something like the X-Men movies or even Zootopia (although coding minorities as literal dangerous predators is a little questionable.) But in the MCU what makes superheroes like The Avengers beloved saviors while superheroes like Luke Cage are hated freaks? And honestly, conflating irrational fear of Black people with the relatively rational fear of people with superpowers isn’t the best move either.It’s little choices like these that slowly undercut the powerful, cathartic idea of a bulletproof Black man. Cage is not struggling primarily because he lives under a racist system, he’s being targeted by other bad Black people because he is a superhero. That’s fine; I’m not saying the show should be a polemic or that Black people should never be villains. But this is what makes the show just a superhero show with cool and relevant Black iconography, not a show making a strong statement about the current Black experience through a superheroic lens. It’s a subtle but important difference.For a while, I thought the flashbacks to Luke’s time in prison would be the exception to this underlying incoherence. In these scenes, Luke is a normal Black dude forced to fight by racist white prison guards and experimented on by uncaring white scientists. That’s pretty clear cut. But then there are the therapy sessions where Reva Connors asks prisoners to accept responsibility for their actions, to see the system’s point of view because you gotta hear both sides. Even Cage, who is completely innocent, admits that he’s probably done something that he deserves to be in jail for.Finally, it’s revealed that Reva, a Black woman and Cage’s dead wife, was one of the true masterminds behind the conspiracy against him in prison. Sure this gives Cage an excuse to hook up with Claire Temple guilt-free, a relationship I don’t quite buy despite Rosario Dawson’s fine performance, but it’s another example of the show’s noncommittal stance on what the true threats and enemies are.Justin Charity over at The Ringer wrote a piece called “Luke Cage, Black Conservative.” I wouldn’t go that far in my assessment, it’s not like Jason Whitlock created the show, but the article does touch on Cage’s old-school and paternal almost to the point of condescending takes on topics like how a man should dress and talk, including the use of the N-word.“Cage dates himself with stale concerns… Any other uptown native might’ve been quicker to discover that Harlem’s greater, untouchable menace is the NYPD. But what, Luke Cage wonders, about black-on-black crime?”To go back to the question of what are the actual threats facing Black people, at times it sounds like bad language is high on the list in this universe. But while Cage is celebrated for his distaste for the word, with Mariah it’s just another example of her hollow and hypocritical respectability politics. So which is it? Again, Luke Cage doesn’t really have an answer.Luke Cage the show’s messy desire to be everything to the point of being nothing is crystallized in the character of Cage himself. Mike Colter has charm and physicality to spare, but not even the most magical negro imaginable could carry the weight of all these traits. Cage is respectable and a ladies man and strong and cool and corny and witty and quippy and meditative and humble and confident and low-key and over-the-top and loving and Luke Cage and Carl Lucas and a fighter but a reluctant one. Black people, like people, contain multitudes. Black characters should be complex and well-rounded. Just look at recent shows like Atlanta and Insecure. But Cage is forced to be so much it robs him of a core self, which could be interesting if that loss of identity was the show’s point but that’s not really the case. In the comics, Cage was Power Man, the Hero for Hire who sold his services. It was a neat twist on the genre and made the character something more than just a straightforward good guy. But while hiring Cage is joked about, on the show, the idea is jettisoned faster than Cage’s tiara and yellow shirt, presumably because it would lessen his honest heroism.As far as how the show attempts to adapt the rest of Cage’s comic canon, it sort of tries to have it both ways again. Luke Cage the comic was basically a printed Blaxploitation movie. To properly film it as a movie now you’d basically have to do a parody period piece like Black Dynamite. Luke Cage doesn’t do that. It’s thoroughly modern with references to Nicki Minaj and President Obama (who maybe only served one term in the MCU?). But every so often it throws in a moment or a sound cue of 1970s schlock straight out of that era.It’s moments like Diamondback blasting Cage into the back of a garbage truck, Cage getting dipped in acid multiple times, and Cage trashing a barn like he was Charles Foster Kane. It’s characters shouting dialogue like “Don’t call me Cottonmouth!” or “Sweet Christmas!” with complete sincerity. It’s a riot, but it’s infrequent enough that it feels a little jarring every time it crops up in an otherwise grounded crime action show. It’s another half measure. This is why I think some viewers have a problem with Diamondback. He’s living in that retro universe all the time while the show only exists there part of the time, to its detriment. In fact, if Luke Cage had fully committed to being some kind of neo-Blaxploitation piece, that would have made me forgive its seeming lack of an actual point. Tons of Blaxploitation movies borrowed relevant Black issues and wove them into their absurd urban escapades on a whim. The word “exploitation” is right there. But Luke Cage feels like it wants to have a point or it think that it does. It’s in a No Man’s Land between schlock and art.The show’s admittedly effective ending shows Luke Cage and his allies defeating the villain but then being defeated by the system. Cage gives an impassioned speech about Harlem as a symbol of Black Excellence. It’s great stuff, but it’s platitudes. What is it about the system that victimizes Cage and people like him specifically? What are the actual problems facing the Black people of Harlem and how do we solve them besides the vague idea of being good to each other? Beyond legitimate concerns and good intentions, what is the show definitively trying to say about any of this?If you think I’m being harsh about a comic book show, I’d argue that the show invites this kind of critique by explicitly presenting these political issues. And I appreciate that it even goes as far as it does. But it is possible to go further, and in fact one of its sweet sister shows already did.The first season of Jessica Jones suffers from pacing and casting and logic issues, but as far as crafting a superhero narrative that makes a coherent artistic point, it’s second to none. All of the choices, from the characters (including a less prominent but more consistent Cage himself) and their actions to the plotting to the mood, serve the central theme of trauma and its after-effects. The show is making clear arguments about the different, sometimes sadly self-destructive, ways trauma impacts people and how people traumatize others. And focusing in on the specific traumatic experience of being a female victim of sexual assault and the resulting loss of agency (a metaphor augmented and made literal by but not substituted with super powers) heightens the power of that frank and adult message. Luke Cage goes for something broader, but it fumbles its chances to deliver a statement that direct despite the numerous opportunities. Meanwhile Daredevil gets a pass because what deeper meaning could reasonably expect besides Catholic Guilt?For what it’s worth I don’t think the Black Panther movie will suffer from this problem. The character works better outside of the point in time he was created in, and the fantasy elements give the filmmakers some distance to safely address real issues. Just read the current run by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Plus, director Ryan Coogler’s last two films Fruitvale Station and Creed prove he knows how to deliver coherent artistic racial themes in both serious examinations of police brutality and feel-good boxing movies starring Sylvester Stallone. So a Black African cat king shouldn’t present a huge challenge.One of the best arguments for increased minority representation in the media is that if there were more diverse shows, there would be fewer impossible and unfair expectations placed on the diverse shows that do exist. If there were an increased array of Black superhero shows, maybe Luke Cage wouldn’t feel pressured to stretch itself thin serving disparate masters united only by skin color, straining to appear complex and multifaceted in a way it can’t fully back up.Luke Cage has killer action and a comforting feel I wanted to devour like soul food. And it does offer up real ideas about the police and white supremacy and just how inspiring the sight of a bulletproof Black man really would be. But whether it’s because the creators weren’t up to the task, weren’t interested, or weren’t allowed to by Marvel, I finished Luke Cage unsure of the show’s opinions on these topics it was thinking about. Luke Cage sells a great communal vibe, I just wish it had a stronger singular vision to match. Stay on target The Cinematic Sex of Marvel’s Netflix UniverseMarvel’s Axed Netflix Shows Could Be Revived by Disney last_img read more

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Tevez promises angry Messi for World Cup

first_imgCarlos Tevez reckons that an angry Lionel Messi will have a “great” World Cup for Argentina and he also believes that it won’t be the Barcelona’s star’s final oneThe five-time Ballon d’Or winner inspired Argentina to the World Cup final in Brazil four years ago, before they narrowly lost 1-0 to Germany after extra time.Since then La Albiceleste have lost two Copa America finals in succession to Chile.Therefore, despite a trophy-laden career at Barcelona, international honours have eluded Messi.But Tevez feels that can change this summer.FC Barcelona, Valencia CFMatch Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).“I am sure that this is Messi’s World Cup,” said the forward, according to The Express.“He has a lot of anger in his body, even if he does not show it.“I don’t think this will be his last tournament, but I expect a great World Cup.“Argentina is one of the favourites. Only Germany and Brazil are at our level.”Argentina will face off against Iceland in their World Cup opener on Saturday.last_img read more

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Telefonica upbeat for year ahead

first_imgTelefonica upbeat for year ahead848 viewsTelefonica upbeat for year ahead848 views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00Telefonica upbeat for year ahead848 viewsBusinessEurope’s third biggest telecoms company is getting bigger. Spain’s Telefonica expects 2015 sales to grow by 7 percent this year and 5 percent next year. It’s putting one-off factors such as a weakerVentuno Web Player 4.50Europe’s third biggest telecoms company is getting bigger. Spain’s Telefonica expects 2015 sales to grow by 7 percent this year and 5 percent next year. It’s putting one-off factors such as a weakerlast_img

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Govt fixes minimum cost for hajj Tk 344000

first_imgMuslim pilgrims pray around the holy Kaaba at the Grand Mosque, during the annual hajj pilgrimage in Mecca 27 September, 2014. Photo: ReutersThe cabinet on Monday approved the draft hajj package-2019, fixing the minimum cost for a pilgrim at Tk 344,000, Tk 24,645 up from the previous year under package-2 of the government management, reports UNB.Pilgrims have to pay Tk 418,500 to avail package-1 under the government management.Cabinet secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam disclosed this at a press briefing at the secretariat after the cabinet meeting held at the Prime Minister’s Office with prime minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.The minimum cost for a pilgrim who will perform hajj under private arrangement has been fixed at Tk 344,000.A total of 127,198 pilgrims will be able to perform hajj from Bangladesh this year. Of them, 120,000 will go to Saudi Arabia under private management while 7,198 under government management, said Shafiul.The plane fare has been fixed at Tk 128,000 which was Tk 138,191 last year, he said.The cabinet secretary said the intended hajj pilgrims will must have physical and financial capacities and have to be mentally sound to perform hajj.In case of replacement of a person by another in the pre-registration process, the approval of former person will be required this year, he said.This year, the authenticity of possible hajj pilgrims’ passports will be verified through National Telecommunication Monitoring Centre (NTMC) for the first time, Shafiul added.Besides, the cabinet gave the final approval to the drafts of three bills — ‘Representation of the People Order (Amendment) Bill, 2019, Animal Welfare Bill, 2018 and Bangladesh Veterinary Council Bill, 2018.last_img read more

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Fani still 400 km southwest of Mongla port

first_imgVery severe cyclonic storm Fani is likely to hit Khulna and southwestern part of Bangladesh between midnight and Saturday morning, the Met office says in an updated forecast, reports UNB.It was about 410km southwest of Mongla port and 475km southwest of Payra port at 6:00pm. The danger level remains 7 for the ports and the coastal districts of Bhola, Borguna, Patuakhali, Barishal, Pirozpur, Jhalokathi, Bagherhat, Khulna, and Satkhira.More than 400,000 people have already been evacuated from the coastal areas.’Fani’ has moved north-northeastwards and weakened further and currently lies over coastal Odisha and adjoining northwest Bay, the Met office said on Friday evening. The maximum sustained wind speed within 64kms of the storm centre is about 120kph, rising to 140kph.Chattogram port has been advised to keep hoisted danger signal No. 6. The same warning level has been announced for Chattogram, Noakhali, Lakshmipur, Feni, and Chandpur. The danger level at Cox’s Bazar port remains four.The Met office has also forecast five feet high storm surge.Bangladesh has been feeling the peripheral effect of Fani since morning. A number of villages and shoals in coastal districts have already been inundated.The navy has deployed 32 ships in Chattogram, Khulna and Mongla for emergency rescue operations and relief work. Naval contingents are on standby for immediate deployment in coastal areas, ISPR said in a press release.The government has opened 4,071 cyclone centres in 19 coastal districts and set up control rooms. The National Disaster Response Coordination Centre is providing updates.”Sufficient dry food, drinking water and medicine have been kept at the shelters,” said Enamur Rahman, the state minister for disaster management.last_img read more

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A haven for the birds

first_imgA haven for the birdsTheir house has been a haven for birds for 22 years. They have been taking care of these birds for three generations. The house is now called ‘Pakhibari’ (Birds’ House). It is located in Shrirampur of Dakshin Surma upazila in Sylhet. On his death bed, the owner Habibur Rahman had asked his elder son to look after the birds.“Never kill these birds. Don’t let other kill them either. Look after them,” he said 17 years ago.Rumen Ahmed, one of the sons of Dudu Mia, tending two baby storks that fell out of the nests due to the wind.Photo: Prothom AloIt began one stormy night. A flock of storks took shelter on the trees around his house near the haor.Habibur Rahman’s sons and grandsons help on to his legacy after his death in 1997.His elder son Dudu Mia carried on taking care of the birds following his father’s last words. Prothom Alo published a report on Dudu Mia in 2012.He took care of the birds for 17 years at a stretch. He died on 10 November 2014.A haven for the birdsHe also instructed his sons, like his father, to continue tending to the birds. Since then, his five sons have been showing genuine love for birds for the last five years. Habibur Rahman’s other sons and grandchildren also look after the birds.The Prothom Alo correspondent went to see the Pakhibari on Saturday. The house stands on about 240 decimals of land in front of a haor (marsh). Birds of various species flock around the house. Each and every tree around the house had bird nests.A haven for the birdsAccording to the residents, around 15,000 to 20,000 storks are born in monsoon. Thousands of storks grew up in the house over past 15 years, they said.The correspondent saw Rumen Ahmed, one of the sons of Dudu Mia, tending two baby storks that fell out of the nests due to the wind. He put the chicks back into the nest.The members of the house keep updated about the chicks, the number of eggs in different nests and which bird is nested where.A haven for the birdsThe storks usually leave the trees for haor after monsoon. Many local birds including parrots take shelter on the trees then.The oldest son of late Dudu Miah, Rubel Ahmed, was talking to the correspondent near the bamboo grove where most of the storks nest. He could not remember the exact year when the birds came to take shelter at their place. It might be during the liberation war, he said.A haven for the birdsRubel said, “My father instructed us to love the birds in our house, just as he was told by his father. We will always take care of the birds.”In 2012, the Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon (BAPA) honoured late Dudu Mia as ‘Bird Lover’ on the World Environment Day.”There are other houses around Pakhibari. But I was surprised to see all the birds flock only at that house. Later, when I came to know of their late father, my respect for them went up to another,” said BAPA general secretary Abdul Karim Chowdhury of Sylhet.last_img read more

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DC Blues Festival Fundraiser

first_imgThe D.C. Blues Society will hold a fundraiser for its D.C. Blues Festival on Aug. 8 at American Legion Post 41, 905 Sligo Avenue from 4 p.m.-11:20 p.m. Musical acts include JaneliaSoul, Three Song Sadie, Shakedown, The Mojo Priests, Margo Hope & Adelphi Bluz, Reggie Wayne Morris, Jesi Terrell and The Love Mechanic Band, Mike Westcott, and Ron Hicks Project. Admission to the event costs $15. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit dcblues.org.last_img

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Star Wars The Old Republic dancing bug renders you invincible

first_imgJust like every MMO out there, Star Wars: The Old Republic has its fair share of bugs that developer Bioware is working hard to remove as quickly as possible. Players can take advantage of them at their peril, as an account ban may be waiting for anyone that does. But this latest gem of a bug is one we hope stays active for a little while longer, and hopefully won’t get you banned. That’s because it uses dance as a form of ultimate defense.In the game you can start dancing by typing /getdown. However, it has been discovered that deciding to do this during battle renders you invincible for the duration of the dance. But that’s not all. Your enemies are so engossed in your awesome dancing abilities they can’t focus and use their powers for attack. This turns out to be a huge advantage if you are fighting as a group against a common foe. One of your party can start dancing while the others focus on destroying your opponent who can’t focus and attack using their powers. So hypnotising are your moves your enemy is left vulnerable–even the bosses can’t resist.You can check out the highly amusing dancing bug in the video below:We have to assume the SWTOR support team is having a good chuckle while fixing this bug. Whoever implemented /getdown is also going to suffer some major embarrassment for overlooking this, but we thank he/she for doing so just for the comedy value.via Pocket-lintlast_img read more

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first_img News | PACS | June 26, 2019 Mini-PACS Solution for Image Management and Workflow Optimization ImageGrid Mini is a feature-rich, reliable and cost-effective image management and workflow optimization solution, pr 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 | PACS | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu read more Technology | May 27, 2010 Latest Web-Based PACS Speeds Up Image Transfer IDS7 Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. 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 News | Enterprise Imaging | June 27, 2019 Ambra Health Announces Integration With Box Ambra Health announced an integration with Box to enable the sharing of medical imaging directly from within Box’s… read more center_img News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. to expand analysis capabilities of… read more Related Content Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… 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 May 27, 2010 – Finding ways to streamline the radiologists’ workflow is critical today as reimbursement cuts for imaging studies force radiologists to read a greater number of exams.New features in picture archive and communication systems (PACS) are designed to speed workflow with features, such as high-performance image compression. Sectra’s latest PACS, IDS7, provides compression engineered to progressively transfer image data over low-bandwidth networks, and enable 3-D manipulation before all data has been loaded to benefit remote reading situations. This PACS’ database architecture treats image data as multidimensional volumes, which helps speed the retrieval, display and comparison of large data sets. Additionally, enhancements to worklist management, hanging protocols and overall navigation of patient information reduce clicks and increase productivity. At the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine’s (SIIM) annual meeting held June 3-6 in Minneapolis, Sectra will highlight IDS7 in booth 611.For more information: www.sectra.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享last_img read more

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first_imgTechnology | November 12, 2012 Image Management Solution Enhancements Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 04, 2019 Ann Arbor Startup Launches Augmented Reality MRI Simulator SpellBound, an Ann Arbor startup specializing in augmented reality (AR) tools for children in hospitals, has officially… read more Image courtesy of Philips Healthcare Related Content Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 10, 2019 Medivis SurgicalAR Gets FDA Clearance Medivis announced that its augmented reality (AR) technology platform for surgical applications, SurgicalAR, has… read more Feature | Henry Ford Hospital | May 21, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Innovations in Radiotherapy and Radiology at Henry Ford Hospital Henry Ford Hospital thought leaders regularly speak at the radiation oncology and radiology conferences about new res read more Technology | Advanced Visualization | June 13, 2019 Materialise Receives FDA Clearance for Cardiovascular Planning Software Suite Three-dimensional (3-D) printing software and solutions company Materialise has received U.S. Food and Drug… read more Technology | Artificial Intelligence | June 20, 2019 TeraRecon Receives First-of-Kind FDA Determination for Northstar AI Results Explorer Advanced visualization and artificial intelligence (AI) technology provider TeraRecon has successfully completed a U.S… read more Henry Ford Hospital’s ViewRay MRIdian linear accelerator system allows real-time MRI-guided radiotherapy. Shown is the support staff for this system. In the center of the photo is Benjamin Movsas, M.D., chair of radiation oncology at Henry Ford Cancer Institute. Second from the right is Carri Glide-Hurst, Ph.D., director of translational research, radiation oncology.center_img Feature | Advanced Visualization | July 02, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis Augmented Reality Versus 3-D Printing for Radiology Three-dimensional (3-D) printing and… read more News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more iNtuition, a client-server solution for advanced image management, has been expanded with three new capabilities, including iNtuition Review. iNtuition Review enables iNtuition to support multi-monitor display and multi-modality review and is especially suited to the review of images related to conditions such as cardiac and vascular, and interventional oncology procedures. It enhances the role of iNtuition as a complement to the picture archiving and communication system (PACS) within radiology workflow, including special functionality to create folders of cases for presentation in daily or weekly radiology conferences and multi-disciplinary meetings, with integrated support for advanced visualization.For more information: www.terarecon.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more Feature | Molecular Imaging | July 01, 2019 | By Sharvari Rale Transformations in Molecular Imaging Herald Entry to Novel Applications Diagnostic procedures have always been a cornerstone of early prognosis and patient triaging. read more A 3-D printed model (left) and a model constructed in augmented reality (right), both of a kidney with a tumor. In both models, the kidney is clear; the tumor is visible in purple on the AR model and in white on the 3-D printed model. Photo courtesy of Nicole Wake, Ph.D. News | Advanced Visualization | July 03, 2019 TeraRecon Unveils iNtuition AI Data Extractor Artificial Intelligence (AI) and advanced visualization company TeraRecon announced its new iNtuition AI Data Extractor… read more last_img read more

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