Moroccan Language Centers Billboard Says If You Still Dont Speak English

Rabat – “If you still don’t speak English, go kill yourself,” says the peculiar ad, which shows a stick figure holding a gun to its head.Many have criticized the ad as a call for people to commit suicide if they do not speak English.“This ad is shameful,” wrote Moroccan TV host Fayçal Tadlaoui, commenting on the message as he posted the picture of the ad on Facebook. His angry reaction was shared by other people who commented on his post.“I totally agree. I told myself the same thing this morning,” said one commenter.“How come?! They are explicitly asking people to commit suicide,” added another.Elisabeth Myers, communications and branding expert and lawyer based in Marrakech and Washington, DC., downplayed the gravity of the ad, pointing out that it is simply an advertisement that people should not take seriously.“This billboard certainly accomplished more perhaps than the language school intended, as it has everyone talking about it now,” she told Morocco World News.“In this day and age of information overload, sometimes marketing has to go over the top to get people’s attention. The stark messaging in this ad does just that, and it’s powerful. It uses an idiom of Moroccan culture to say: Learn English or there is not much point in living.” She added, “It’s simply advertising. While it may be distasteful and certainly not amusing, no one can seriously take this as a call for suicide.”The ad will be taken down tomorrow by the British Workshop. read more

Gabon Unrest Government Arrests Attempted Coup Leaders

Rabat – Gabonese Government Spokesperson Guy-Bertrand has told the BBC that the government arrested four military leaders who announced a coup d’etat this morning against President Ali Bongo Ondimba’s government.Early this morning, Gabon experienced a probable coup attempt against Bongo, still recovering from a stroke in Morocco. Bongo has not been in Gabon since October 2018. Four Gabonese military members seized a state broadcaster and announced their plans to establish a National Restoration Council Monday morning. Soldiers, according to international news, said that they were not satisfied with the recent speech Bongo gave from Morocco.After seizing the broadcaster, Ondo Obiang, who identified himself as a lieutenant, delivered a speech on air to inform citizens of the military’s intention.WATCH: Soldier in Gabon reads statement on national radio, announcing a coup d’etat— BNO News (@BNONews) January 7, 2019“We cannot abandon our homeland,” Obiang said, calling on young Gabonese forces to mobilize for “defence and security and Gabonese people to join us.”The lieutenant added that the “eagerly awaited” day had come, and the army decided “to put itself on the side of the people in order to save Gabon from chaos.”Obiang called on people to stop what they were doing to “take control of the street.”“If you are eating, stop; if you are having a drink, stop; if you are sleeping, wake up. Wake up your neighbors…. rise up as one and take control of the street.”Read Also: Gabonese President Ali Bongo to Address Gabon from RabatOver the New Year, Bongo acknowledged the precarious situation of his country in a message he recorded in Morocco.“It is true that I have been through a difficult period, as sometimes happens in life,” he said but promised his citizens of a new day.“Today, as you can see, I am better and I am preparing to meet you again soon,” he added.The Gabonese president arrived in Rabat in November 2018 after suffering a stroke in Saudi Arabia in October.The president came to continue his recovery at the invitation of King Mohammed VI.Bongo became president of Gabon after the death of his father in 2009. He narrowly won re-election in 2016 in a poll marred by deadly violence.Bongo is the third president in Gabon. Since Gabonese independence from French colonization the country has had just three presidents. read more

DR Congo UN sounds alarm over armed attacks against camps for displaced

5 February 2010The emergency relief wing of the United Nations voiced deep concern today over the dire humanitarian situation and safety of more than 1 million people forced to flee their homes in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as a result of violent conflict in the region. A series of armed attacks on makeshift camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs), human rights violations and general banditry in the North and South Kivu provinces have seriously disrupted aid operations, reported the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).On 15 January in North Kivu, armed militia stole a truck belonging to a humanitarian organization and then used it for a violent assault on aid workers in the Muhanga IDP camp in a bid to steal their belongings.OCHA said that the mainly Rwandan Hutu rebel group, known as the Forces démocratiques de libération du Rwanda (FDLR), reportedly raided the Nyange camp in North Kivu on 22 January, killing three people and injuring several others.According to IDPs in the camp, the incursion was intended to forcefully recruit men to the FDLR, which has been on the receiving end of several Government offensives since last year in a bid to flush the group out of North and South Kivu, where it has been operating since the 1994 genocide in neighbouring Rwanda.In addition, reliable information collected by OCHA suggests that the notorious Ugandan rebel outfit, the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), slaughtered some 100 people in north-eastern DRC on 13 January. The total number of Congolese slain by the LRA in January is still unknown, but OCHA reported that over 80 had been killed in December 2009.OCHA said that displacement lies at the core of the humanitarian crisis in eastern DRC, with an estimated 1.3 million IDPs in the two Kivu provinces and at least 1 million believed to have been driven from their homes in 2009. Aid operations are severely restricted by conflict and rampant banditry leaving many vulnerable populations without assistance, said OCHA, adding that the poor state of roads and other infrastructure have compounded the situation. read more

Business Highlights

____China’s growth cools further as tariff war pressures mountBEIJING (AP) — Pressure is mounting on Chinese leaders as they fight a tariff war with Washington as China’s economic growth in the latest quarter fell to its lowest level in at least 26 years. The world’s second-largest economy expanded by 6.2% over a year earlier, down from the previous quarter’s 6.4% amid weak exports and consumer spending. Chinese leaders face increasing pressure to shore up growth and avert job losses as they feud with President Donald Trump over Beijing’s technology ambitions.____After years of plenty, auto workers want a bigger sliceDEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Contract talks between the United Auto Workers union and Detroit’s three automakers are kicking off with the union taking a far less conciliatory stance than past years. Union President Gary Jones said Monday that the companies have made record profits in recent years and members want a bigger share. Jones said this year’s negotiations will stop the race to lower wages and benefits.____Treasury chief: Facebook currency plan ripe for illicit useWASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the Trump administration has “very serious concerns” that the new digital currency planned by Facebook could be used for illicit activity such as money laundering, human trafficking and financing terrorism. Mnuchin told reporters Monday that “this is indeed a national security issue.” His comments came a few days after President Donald Trump tweeted that the currency proposed by the social network giant “will have little standing or dependability.”____Joe Biden draws line against progressives on health careWASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is making clear to voters that he is defending the national health care law known as “Obamacare,” saying he opposes anyone who wants to scrap it. Biden says Obamacare should be the foundation for changes, including a government insurance plan known as the public option to existing exchanges that sell private insurance. Bernie Sanders is pushing back and defending his call for “ending the corporate greed” by establishing a single-payer system.____Codebreaker Alan Turing to be face of new British banknoteLONDON (AP) — The Bank of England has chosen codebreaker and computing pioneer Alan Turing as the face of the country’s new 50 pound note. Governor Mark Carney said Monday that Turing was “a giant on whose shoulders so many now stand.” Turing’s work cracking Nazi Germany’s secret communications helped win World War II, but after the war he was prosecuted for homosexuality, and died in 1954 after eating an apple laced with cyanide.____SKorea leader says Tokyo’s trade curbs will hurt Japan moreSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s president has urged Japan to lift recently tightened controls on high-tech exports to South Korea. President Moon Jae-in says the issue threatens to shatter the countries’ economic co-operation and could damage Japan more than South Korea. The dispute between the two U.S. allies has soured relations already troubled over Japan’s colonial rule of Korea before the end of World War II.____Citigroup profits rise 7%, helped by higher interest ratesNEW YORK (AP) — Banking conglomerate Citigroup said its second quarter profits rose by 7% from a year ago, helped by higher interest rates, a lower tax rate and a strong economy. The results beat analysts’ estimates.____Trade wars cool market for small businessesNEW YORK (AP) — The market for small businesses cooled for the third straight quarter in the spring as tariffs from the trade war with China made some sellers and buyers uneasy about making a deal. That report comes from, an online marketplace for companies that counted 2,444 transactions reported by business brokers from April through June, down 9.6% from 2,705 in the second quarter of last year. Sales fell 6.5% in this year’s first quarter from a year earlier, and 6% during the fourth quarter.____Trump signs order to make American-made goods more AmericanWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday that requires federal agencies to purchase products using more American components. The order strengthens the standards that federal agencies must follow under the Buy American Act, which creates a preference for American-made goods.____S&P 500 notches another record after a muted, mixed dayNEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes bobbed around their record levels Monday, as the curtain rose on what’s expected to be the weakest earnings reporting season in years. Financial stocks fell even though Citigroup said it turned a bigger profit in the latest quarter than analysts expected. Energy stocks were also weak, but gains for technology and health care stocks helped to nudge the S&P 500 and other indexes past the highs set on Friday.___The S&P 500 rose 0.53 points, or less than 0.1%, to 3,014.30. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 27.13, or 0.1%, to 27,359.16, and the Nasdaq composite added 14.04, or 0.2%, to 8,258.19. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stock slipped 8.18 points, or 0.5%, to 1,561.82.The Associated Press read more

Royal Marine reservist guilty of stealing arms cache after undercover sting

first_imgHis cache included a Diemaco C8 assault rifle, a Sig-Sauer P226 handgun as well as seven high explosive grenades, plastic explosives and smoke grenades.He was also in possession of a bolt action Mossberg 395kb shotgun, magazines containing ammunition, 118 shotgun cartridges and another sawn-off shotgun.He was seized by armed officers outside a supermarket in Winnall, near Winchester, on September 1 after an undercover operation headed by the National Crime Agency (NCA).The ammunition included 5.56mm rounds for the assault rifle and 9mm rounds for the Sig Sauer handgun.Shannon wore a check shirt as he appeared via video link from Bullingdon jail in Oxfordshire to plead guilty to multiple charges of the sale or transfer of a prohibited weapon, possession of ammunition and possession of explosives.Shannon spoke only to enter his guilty pleas and the case was adjourned for a psychiatric report on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). We take the security of weaponry very seriously and have robust procedures to deter and prevent losses and thefts which are constantly reviewedMinistry of Defence The concern is post-traumatic stress disorder that may well have some bearing on sentence in this case in terms of mitigation availableKevin Hill, defending A Royal Marine reservist stole a cache of military firearms, grenades and hundreds of rounds of ammunition before he was caught trying to sell them in an undercover police sting.Martin Shannon faces a “significant” prison sentence after pleading guilty to a string of firearms and explosives offences at the Old Bailey.The 43-year-old who served at RM Poole in Dorset took weapons including an assault rifle, a handgun and grenades.Shannon, of Hythe near Southampton, who was said to be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder at the time, admitted 15 offences including selling some of the guns during the covert sting.center_img Kevin Hill, defending, said Shannon had psychiatric problems which may offer some mitigation in the case.He told the court: “The concern is post-traumatic stress disorder that may well have some bearing on sentence in this case in terms of mitigation available.”It is a case where there might be significant mitigation that would assist the court in the form of psychiatric assessment.”Judge Marks agreed and remanded the defendant in custody until sentencing on December 16.He said it was a case of “considerable seriousness” and a “significant sentence is inevitable”.He told Shannon: “It is intended a psychiatric report be obtained to understand something about your background, in particular it is said that you may be suffering from PTSD that may impact on these offences.”In the meantime, you will need to remain in custody and I am sure you will understand the fact I am adjourning for a report is not an indication that the case will be dealt with in any other way than immediate imprisonment.”The only issue will be as to the length of the sentence.”Shannon will be sentenced on December 16.A Ministry of Defence spokesman said: “We take the security of weaponry very seriously and have robust procedures to deter and prevent losses and thefts which are constantly reviewed.”In this case it would be inappropriate to comment whilst legal proceedings are ongoing.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Two thirds of Irish householders have seen their income reduced in past

first_imgThis demonstrates that if we can make the pensions landscape simpler and more accessible, then there is a real opportunity to increase pension coverage among private sector employees in Ireland.Elsewhere, 24 per cent said they had not thought about investing in a pension, while 80 per cent of those without a pension said they weren’t confident their income would be enough to provide for their retirement.20 per cent of those surveyed said they had reduced their pension contributions in the past year; almost half of that number stopped contributing altogether.Read: Hotel prices rose in the first six months of the year > THE EFFECTS OF the downturn are still being felt keenly by Irish householders, new figures from Friends First have shown.A survey, carried out by the finance company in May of this year, shows that 67 per cent have seen their income reduced in the past 12 months.The research also shows that 71 per cent of employees in Ireland are now investing in a pension — up from 67 per cent in 2012 and 63 per cent in 2011.Over two-fifths of respondents – at 45 per cent – said they would be encouraged to start a pension if they were automatically enrolled in one.Friends First Pensions & Investment Director Simon Hoffman said the results showed Irish workers are interested in taking up a pension:last_img read more

Poll Would you protest against a supervised injection centre in your area

first_img By Gráinne Ní Aodha Short URL Poll: Would you protest against a supervised injection centre in your area? The first centre, planned for Dublin city, is still yet to open. No (3315) Image: Shutterstock/mikeledray 135 Comments Poll Results: Share Tweet Email1 YesNoI don’t knowVote Yes (7941)center_img 28,832 Views Tuesday 23 Apr 2019, 9:01 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article I don’t know (939) IF A DRUG injecting centre was opened in your area, would you protest against it? Drug injecting centres provide addicts with a safer, sterile environment in which to inject heroin, cocaine or other drugs under the supervision of a medical professional.In the latest episode of our podcast The Explainer, we discuss why the principal of a Dublin primary school doesn’t want such a centre 300m from their front door.So we’re asking, would you protest against a supervised injection centre in your area? Apr 23rd 2019, 9:01 AM Image: Shutterstock/mikeledraylast_img read more

One per cent rate cut on the way

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Flat retail sales in November could spur the Reserve Bank to cut rates as soon as February. HSBC’s chief economist Paul Bloxham said Australian Bureau of Statistics figures showing retail turnover was up only slightly to $20.933 billion for November and would give focus to the Reserve’s next interest rate decisions. “We expect further RBA cuts in the first quarter of this year,” he said. “With rates now slightly below neutral and further rate cuts expected in the first quarter, we expect some improvement in the retail sector this year.” Futures markets are betting there will be a big fall in interest rates – 100 basis points – to a low of 3.25 per cent by August. Source: Herald Sunlast_img

Federal Authorities Missed Nearly Half of Social Media Distress Calls during Harvey

Federal Authorities Missed Nearly Half of Social Media Distress Calls during Harvey

first_imgAlvaro ‘Al’ Ortiz/Houston Public Media A rescue done by volunteers at the Lakewood Forest subdivision, located in northwest Houston, on Aug. 28, 2017A year ago, Harvey taxed Greater Houston’s 911 system to its limits. Many residents turned to Twitter and other social media to call for help. But a new Rice University study shows federal authorities missed much of that critical information.Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research tracked more than one million tweets from August 25 through September 8, 2017 and found some 5,200 rescue requests. The researchers learned FEMA missed 46 percent of those requests. As a result, FEMA’s post-disaster analysis listed many areas as safe that actually flooded.“This information was available,” says Carlos Villegas, a Kinder Institute staff researcher and co-author of the report. “The next disaster – God forbid, the next one comes – we shouldn’t be thinking about this kind of stuff when it happens. We should be thinking about it now and setting up systems, so we can get this information as it’s being disseminated, as it’s being tweeted, as people are asking for rescues.”Villegas says he hopes, even if FEMA doesn’t make use of the information, that local and regional governments will. X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /00:50 Listen Sharelast_img read more

NYC Author Ditches Phone for a Year to Enter 100K Vitaminwater Contest

first_img Amazon’s New Facial Recognition Smells Your FearSnapchat’s New Snap Spectacles Will Have Two Cameras, Cost $350 A New York-based millennial is giving up her smartphone for a year to try to win $100,000 from Vitaminwater.In December, Vitaminwater introduced its phone-free challenge on Instagram and Twitter, which asked the social media community if they would ditch their smartphones for 12 months in exchange for the ultimate reward: $100,000 in cash.On Friday, Vitaminwater, which sorted through more than 100,000 entries submitted on Instagram and Twitter, named its chosen candidate: Elana Mugdan, a 30-year-old filmmaker and young adult fantasy writer who lives in the New York City area, CNBC reported. Mugdan, who submitted an informercial-style video on Twitter, impressed judges with her humorous perspective on smartphone addiction.The time I spend on my phone can be put to better use. Life would improve! I’d finish writing my 5-book fantasy novel series, get back in shape, & reconnect with old friends. But don’t take my word for it – watch my infomercial testimonial! #NoPhoneForAYear #Contest @vitaminwater— Elana A. Mugdan (@dragonspleen) January 5, 2019Mugdan will trade her iPhone 5S for a throwback cellular device from Vitaminwater: A Kyocera flip phone without modern smartphone amenities like social media apps, direct messaging, and photo editing. For the next year, she won’t be allowed to use any smartphones or tablets, however, she can use desktop computers and our official #nophoneforayear contestant…elana!elana is a young-adult fantasy author who’s excited to put down her phone for a year and finish her book series (or at least find more creative ways to procrastinate). give her a follow @dragonspleen. good luck, elana.— vitaminwater® (@vitaminwater) February 15, 2019If she wins the challenge, Mugdan plans to donate some of her funds to charities and financially support her writing career. With the challenge, she aims to show other millennials that it’s possible to enjoy living in the moment without having a smartphone.Survived day 3 of #booktour #roadtrip no thanks to my car. He’s following in Baby Dragon’s footsteps. Tire drama, windshield drama, “maintenance required” .Important thing is I had 2 FANTASTIC events! Amazing crowds of book & dragon lovers! #WritingCommunity #DragonCommunity— Elana A. Mugdan (@dragonspleen) January 26, 2019“I have this fantastic once a lifetime opportunity. You know you only get one chance, right?” Mugdan told CNBC. “So I want to use it for something good — I want to make a difference, make an impact, and get people talking about important things.”More on Will Give You $100,000 to Ditch Your Phone for a YearStudy: College Students Choose Smartphones Over FoodThe World’s First Foldable Smartphone Transforms Into a Tablet Stay on targetlast_img read more

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first_img Technology | Artificial Intelligence | July 18, 2019 Paragon Biosciences Launches Qlarity Imaging to Advance FDA-cleared AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis System Paragon Biosciences LLC announced the launch of its seventh portfolio company, Qlarity Imaging LLC, which was founded… read more Related Content Image courtesy of Imago Systems Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently expanded its breast imaging solutions with the launch of its… read more Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire. The Milgard Center has six Hologic Selenia digital mammography systems. News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more center_img Case Study | January 04, 2010 A Model for Women’s Breast Health Centers Everywhere The Carol Milgard Breast Center in Washington State News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. 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 | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more The Carol Milgard Breast Center in Tacoma, Wash., was conceived from the ground up to provide women with the fastest, most effective and most comprehensive care. Its services include digital mammography, high-resolution ultrasound, dedicated breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), as well as a full compliment of biopsy techniques using stereotactic, ultrasound and MRI guidance. “The mission of our dedicated staff is to provide accurate and timely diagnosis of breast disease,” said Khai Tran, M.D., the center’s medical director. “We raised the level of care for women seeking breast imaging services throughout the region.”Before the Milgard Center opened, there were numerous breast clinics in the area offering a range of screening and diagnostic breast imaging services. But, if a woman needed additional tests, she often needed to make multiple appointments and travel to multiple clinics. Some clinics utilized analog mammography, some digital mammography. Some patients received their diagnosis within a few weeks, for others, the agonizing wait between screening and diagnosis could take months. A Dream Becomes a RealityFour years ago, Dr. Tran proposed pooling the resources of the three largest providers of breast imaging solutions in the Tacoma area: Franciscan Health System, MultiCare Health System and TRA Medical Imaging. They would consolidate several clinics to create a central hub utilizing state-of-the-art digital imaging services, and couple the hub with three satellite clinics, strategically located to provide convenient, accessible and consistent care to all women in the area. His proposal was accepted, and after four years of planning and a $5 million grant from the Gary E. Milgard Family Foundation, the new center opened its doors in February 2009. “We created an entirely new breast imaging program based on the spoke-and-hub model with the Milgard Center as the hub,” explained Dr. Tran. “Now, in place of eight independent sites providing the same services and buying similar equipment to compete with each other, we are collaborating and reducing the duplication of services,” he said. “This saves a lot of healthcare dollars and gives women, who otherwise may only have had access to analog mammography, access to high quality digital mammography, which is superior.”Digital Technology Raises the Level of Care“Digital technology is a key platform in elevating the level of patient care and making it more accessible,” explained Dr. Tran. The Milgard Center has six Hologic Selenia digital mammography systems, three for screening mammograms and three for diagnostic mammograms. Five additional Selenia systems are located in the satellite clinics for screening mammograms. In addition, the Milgard Center has two Hologic ATEC Automated Tissue Excision and Collection) systems for stereotactic and MR-guided biopsies. “Our radiologists had the opportunity to evaluate other digital systems and selected Hologic because of its superior image quality and the efficiencies it allows us to build into our workflows,” Parsons said. “Image quality is the singular factor that truly impacts patient care,” agreed Tran. “Digital technology allows us to see more during the test. The analogy I often use in comparing analog to digital is like putting on your glasses and seeing things for the first time.” “Plus, digital technology allows us to communicate in a very seamless way so images can be sent from one place to another and stored reliably without loss in quality,” Tran said. “Now, you can have your mammography done 40 miles or 400 miles away on a digital mammography unit and send those images electronically to the center to be interpreted. Every step along the way, from screening through diagnostic and additional testing, digital technology enables us to send things along quicker, so there’s generally less waiting around.”All mammography rooms at the Milgard Center utilize Hologic Selenia TechMate workstations so technologists can view the digital images without leaving the room or interrupting the exam. In a screening environment, if something suspicious presents during the exam, the digital technology enables the technician to alert the breast radiologist to take a look at the image almost immediately. “All this information is a tool our technologists need to do their job,” explained Parsons. “The ability to manipulate images and do what we need to do at the time of the exam has decreased the number of callbacks.” Digital technology enables the Milgard Center to use the high-quality images in different forums for ongoing patient care. Dr. Tran and his colleagues use the technology in the center’s private consultation rooms to show images when meeting with patients who need additional tests. “That’s probably the one thing in the Milgard Center that has received the most immediate and positive response from patients, because I don’t have to show them analog films anymore. I can magnify images on a 3D-inch monitor and show them everything they need to see including MRI. That is a huge plus and patients love it.” The Milgard Center also uses the digital images in their weekly conferences where surgeons, oncologists and radiologists review cases to enhance training opportunities. “With digital technology and high definition video technology we can display images in a way we were not able to before and that helps our clinicians do a better job making decisions for their patients,” explained Tran.A Model for the Future “The patients and the community are absolutely thankful they have a state-of-the-art center and the satellite clinics in their backyard, where they can get everything done,” said Tran. “They can get their screenings, and if necessary, go on a callback and get their diagnostic exam, ultrasound or biopsy in the same location and, often on the same day. That really shortens the time it takes for a diagnosis. They no longer need to go from one place to another, to another.” As it moves forward, the Milgard Center plans to extend its digital screening services to women in outlying areas, possibly with mobile screening. “As we move into a new era of healthcare where we have limited resources, it will be essential to collaborate, so we can better afford cutting-edge technologies that can often be very expensive,” he said. “It is our hope that the Milgard Center’s success will be a model for other areas of the country, as well as other types of services. This kind of collaboration is the future.” FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 read morelast_img read more

Boy Scouts toy grenade causes bomb scare in Houston airport

Boy Scouts toy grenade causes bomb scare in Houston airport

first_imgBoy Scout’s toy grenade causes bomb scare in Houston airport Tags: Houston Share << Previous PostNext Post >> By: The Associated Press HOUSTON — A Boy Scout who packed a toy grenade in his carry-on bag caused the shutdown of a security checkpoint at Houston’s William P. Hobby Airport Thursday morning, just a day after the international terminal of the city’s other major airport was evacuated due to a bomb scare.Houston Airport System spokesman Bill Begley said people were allowed to approach the checkpoint again after authorities determined that the suspicious item spotted by a Transportation Security Administration agent was a “novelty grenade.” It’s not clear why the 17-year-old had the item in his bag.Houston police said the state won’t charge the teen but that he could face a federal fine.Hobby Airport is a hub for Southwest Airlines and Begley said more than 15 Southwest flights were delayed. The website FlightAware indicated delays of an hour or more for flights arriving and departing the airport immediately after the security checkpoint reopened.An Associated Press journalist was in the line when a TSA agent raised the alarm at about 4:35 a.m., forcing hundreds of people to move away from the immediate area on both sides of the security checkpoint.More news:  Flight Centre Travel Group takes full ownership of Quebec-based agency“My wife and I were waiting to drop our bags into the X-ray machine and go through the detector, and I heard a TSA agent scream ‘Shut it down, shut it down, shut it down!’ Everyone was looking around, confused, and people were ordered to ‘Clear out now!’” the AP’s John L. Mone said.The explosives scare occurred only a day after police detained “an impatient passenger” who made comments about explosives in a bag at Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport. Begley said that unidentified passenger’s “inappropriate comment” prompted a bomb squad to close the international terminal for nearly an hour.The episode created a backlog of at least a thousand people waiting to go through security.Begley stressed that, especially during the busy summer travel season, anyone with any doubts as to what can be carried on a plane should check the TSA’s “what can I bring?” website before packing their bags. Thursday, June 7, 2018 last_img read more

Human rights court allows ending treatment of comatose man

first_imgPARIS (AP) — Europe’s top human rights court has allowed doctors to stop treatment of a French man left comatose after a car accident seven years ago, a case that has drawn nationwide attention amid debate about end-of-life practices.The European Court of Human Rights on Friday confirmed a decision by a French court last year that Vincent Lambert had been clear he did not want to be kept in a vegetative state. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Comments   Share   Top holiday drink recipes Sponsored Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Top Stories Quick workouts for men Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Terminal or palliative sedation doesn’t actively kill patients. It involves medicating patients until they die naturally of their illnesses or until they starve. But critics say it means patients can be sedated for weeks before they die and that it may be more humane to euthanize.All recent polls have shown that a large majority of French people favor legalizing euthanasia.Euthanasia is currently legal in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizona The court’s ruling said withdrawing artificial nutrition and hydration would not violate the European Convention on Human Rights.Lambert’s family members disagree on whether to keep him alive artificially. His wife wants doctors to stop life support for him but his parents disagree.“There’s no relief, no joy to express. We’d just like his will to be done”, Lambert’s wife, Rachel, told journalists following the ruling of the Strasbourg-based court.The lawyer for Lambert’s parents, Jean Paillot, expressed “great disappointment” and called on doctors to reassess Lambert’s condition and “make a new medical decision” — stressing that the initial decision had been taken in January 2014.“We’ll continue to fight”, said Lambert’s mother.Euthanasia — which involves an act to kill the patient– is not legal in France. But end-of-life legislation allows doctor to stop treatments in certain cases, following a complex process that includes consultation with the family.Vincent Lambert’s case has prompted political movement on the issue.A new bill, backed by the Socialist government, is currently under discussion in Parliament to allow doctors to keep terminally ill patients sedated until death comes.last_img read more

Oman drives bookings back to agents

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