Bankruptcy of energy company may show lenders view industry differently CAPP

first_imgThe bankruptcy of a Calgary energy company that plans to walk away from thousands of gas wells may be a sign lenders are changing how they look at the industry in light of a recent Supreme Court ruling.Brad Herald, vice-president of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, says institutions are now taking a harder look at costs of cleaning up old wells after the so-called Redwater decision.That decision says bankrupt companies must pay those costs before they’re allowed to sell off any remaining assets.Trident Exploration announced Wednesday it was ending operations and abandoning 4,700 gas wells.It says the Redwater decision was one of the reasons it decided to wind things up.But University of Calgary resource law professor Nigel Bankes says it’s good that bankers are weighing clean-up costs in their financing decisions.  Herald says many or even most of Trident’s wells could be bought by another operator, who would then take over clean-up responsibility.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Tent city ups pressure over housing on Yukon government

first_imgAPTN National NewsIt is summertime in the Yukon and campers are taking advantage of the government’s greenery.The lawn of the Yukon legislature is turning into a tent city with close to a dozen campers calling it home.APTN National News reporter Shirley McLean has more.last_img

NDP leader Thomas Mulcair featured in APTNs virtual town hall this evening

first_imgAPTN National NewsNDP leader Thomas Mulcair will appear in APTN’s virtual town hall Thursday.APTN’s town halls have already featured Liberal leader Justin Trudeau and Green party leader Elizabeth May this week.Conservative leader Stephen Harper is the only one of the four main federal party leaders to refuse to participate in the virtual town halls which ran this week.The Conservative campaign did not respond to APTN’s invitation to take part in the event that have federal party leaders answer pre-taped questions from Indigenous people from across the country.APTN anchor Cheryl McKenzie is hosting the town halls.The Trudeau town hall aired Wednesday and the May town hall aired Tuesday. All the town halls are posted on APTN’s news website.The town hall with Mulcair will also be live-streamed via APTN’s news website beginning at 6 p.m. ET.Harper never agreed to an interview with APTN despite repeated requests throughout his nine years in power.last_img read more

Morneau to give speech in Calgary ahead of Kinder Morgan deadline

first_imgCALGARY – Finance Minister Bill Morneau is headed west next week with plans to give a speech to a Calgary business audience a day ahead of a deadline set by Kinder Morgan for its controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.The Calgary Chamber of Commerce, which announced the event set for May 30, says the speech will focus on securing Canada’s economic future.Kinder Morgan suspended all non-essential construction on the Trans Mountain project in April, citing obstruction by B.C. that put the viability of the pipeline in question.The company has set a May 31 deadline for getting assurances it can proceed without delays on the controversial project.Morneau said last week the federal government is willing to cover cost overruns caused by political uncertainty on the pipeline project.However, the minister also said if Kinder Morgan were to walk away from the pipeline, there are other investors willing to step in.last_img read more

International tourist numbers to hit 18 billion by 2030 UN report projects

12 October 2011The number of tourists travelling outside their countries is projected to reach 1.8 billion within two decades, with emerging economies responsible for the highest growth rates, according to a new report released by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The report, Tourism Towards 2030, confirms that international tourism will continue to grow, forecasting an average of 43 million additional people becoming international tourists every year. This figure, which corresponds to a 3.3 per cent annual increase, represents a more moderate growth pace in the industry than in previous years.“The next 20 years will be of continued growth for the sector – a more moderate, responsible and inclusive growth,” said UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai, who presented the report yesterday at the organization’s General Assembly in Gyeongju in the Republic of Korea (ROK).“This growth offers immense possibilities as these can also be years of leadership, with tourism leading economic growth, social progress and environmental sustainability,” he said.According to the report, arrivals will pass the one billion mark next year, and by 2030 five million people will be crossing international borders every day.The report also reveals that emerging economies in Asia, Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe and the Middle East and Africa will have the most to gain from this increase as they are expected to grow at double the pace of advanced markets in North America and Europe.By 2015, emerging economies will receive more international tourists than advanced economies, and by 2030 their share is expected to reach 58 per cent.The report also forecasts that by 2030 North-East Asia will be the most visited region in the world, taking over from Southern and Mediterranean Europe, and that most tourists will come from Asia and the Pacific, followed by European travellers. “Tourism Towards 2030 shows that there is still significant potential for further expansion in the coming decades. Established, as well as new destinations, can benefit from this trend and opportunity, provided they shape the appropriate conditions and policies with regard to business environment, infrastructure, facilitation, marketing and human resources,” said Mr. Rifai.“Nevertheless, alongside this opportunity, challenges will also arise in terms of maximizing tourism’s social and economic benefits while minimizing negative impacts. As such, it is more important than ever that all tourism development be guided by the principles of sustainable development,” he added. read more

UN brings information technology to Ghanas schools health clinics and farms

Through a private-public partnership being implemented by the UN Office for Project Services, Ghana will soon benefit from a ‘Mobile Telecentre’ – a bus equipped with IT facilities that is scheduled to go on the road next month. Using wireless technology and a solar panel to access the Internet and electric power where they are not available, the Mobile Telecentre will drive to the doorsteps of local participating groups, providing training in Internet services such as distance learning, e-commerce, tele-medicine, and online bankingEach week the bus plans to serve 270 school children, 30 teachers, 15 farmers, 3 businesses and 2 health clinics. It will remain for three months in each of the four regions targeted by the initiative.When the bus moves on, the project will forge agreements with local entrepreneurs and others to ensure that a cyber café, telecentre or PC lab is established to continue the services provided by the Mobile Telecentre. The project will promote the introduction of IT curricula in schools, raise awareness about IT as a tool for national and personal development, and boost the number of young people with IT know-how. Welcoming the effort, UNDP’s Resident Representative, Alfred Sallia Fawundu, observed that the Mobile Telecentre “is a first, since it will be bringing value-added services to the doorstep of school children, farmers, traders and clinics.”Other partners in the project include Africa Online, Applied Matrix Systems, Barclays Bank and the Coca Cola Bottling Company. read more

CV production steady in 2016 with small April decline

Wednesday 25 May, 2016 British commercial vehicle (CV) production is holding steady in 2016, despite a marginal decline in output of -0.9% in April, with overall growth of 0.4% in the first four months of the year, according to Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) data published today.A 13.6% increase in domestic demand offset an -11.2% decline in production for export in the month. However, in the year to date, output for overseas buyers remains ahead – up 9.6% on the same period in 2015, with more than half (52.7%) of UK-built CVs destined for international markets.Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said, “Although April saw a slight decrease in CV production, the sector continues to perform well with positive year-to-date figures. Following the substantial rise in volumes last year, we can expect production growth to ease slightly over coming months. However, with continued demand for British-built vans and trucks at home and around the world, the sector’s outlook is positive.” Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Steady April performance for CV manufacturing, with volumes down -0.9%.Domestic demand grows 13.6%, offsetting -11.2% decline in output for export.Year-to-date manufacturing remains stable, growing 0.4% in the first four months. read more

With 2 OSU Dline starters out in Fiesta Bowl Joey Bosa to

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly was hoping to strike a deal with Urban Meyer about where Ohio State junior defensive end Joey Bosa would line up Friday when the two teams square off in the Fiesta Bowl. The Buckeyes are missing both their starters at defensive tackle, which has given birth to the possibility of Bosa spending more snaps at the interior spots, rather than his usual place at the end. “If (Bosa) comes inside, that would be awesome,” Kelly said. “If we could make an agreement before the game that he was going to play the 3-technique then we would be very happy.”Kelly said he asked Meyer about inking such an agreement, and he got the kind of response many would predict.“He was noncommittal,” Kelly said, laughing, of Meyer’s response to his proposition. But about 45 minutes later, while addressing the media to kick off OSU’s media day, Meyer offered a more concrete answer to Kelly’s inquiry.Meyer was rattling off some of the names of some relatively unknown players expected to fill in for injured senior Tommy Schutt and suspended senior Adolphus Washington, such as sophomore Michael Hill and redshirt sophomore Tracy Sprinkle, before mentioning a more well-known guy.“Then, obviously, Joey Bosa will be playing some on the inside,” Meyer said. Based off that, Kelly, it appears, will be getting his wish. Exactly how much time Bosa spends there is unclear, but regardless, whenever the two-time All-American slides inside, Kelly will be happy.Bosa, though, doesn’t understand exactly why the coach feels that way. “I don’t know,” Bosa said, chuckling. “I have no idea because I think 3-technique is easier, honestly, to be disruptive.” The occasional migration to playing defensive tackle is something Bosa has done before this season, but mainly on third-down passing situations. But with Washington and Schutt sidelined, he will likely be there in scenarios outside of the previously mentioned one. “It’s nothing completely new,” Bosa said. There are similarities between his familiar role as a 4- and 5-technique end, Bosa explained, but the main differences are in the run fits and the size of pass-rush lanes. Bosa said he likes being on the inside because he can, usually, rush the passer on both sides of his blocker, rather than being on the outside where he typically tries to beat the tackle on the edge.As for why Kelly might want him on the inside, Bosa later suggested he thinks the coach might find it easier to double team him that way. That is nothing new to the Fort Lauderdale, Florida, native, though, as he has faced a barrage of blocking combinations this year attempting to slow him down. “Something that’s not going to go away,” Bosa said. Regardless of which technique Bosa plays, he said he knows it will be a challenge against the Notre Dame offensive line, as he called it “one of the best, if not the best, we’ve played this year.”That unit is led by senior left tackle Ronnie Stanley, who many consider to be a sure-fire first-round pick in the upcoming NFL draft. Bosa said the opportunity to go up against fellow elite talent is something he values highly, and Stanley fits that bill. The 6-foot-5, 315-pound Stanley echoed Bosa’s view. “I mean, if you want to be the best you’ve got to go up against the best,” Stanley said. “We’re both really good at our positions. I’m sure we’re both really excited to go up against each other. “That’s what competitors want to do.” Guard Quenton Nelson said the Fighting Irish aren’t going to change what they have been doing all season just because they’re playing against Bosa. The redshirt freshman labeled him an “incredible player,” but Nelson said Notre Dame will stick with its base concepts to try and impede Bosa. Those concepts include frequent double-teams of opposing defensive ends, which the team used against Texas and Virginia, Nelson said. But, Nelson added, the Fighting Irish trust the ability of their own players to match up one-on-one with the opposition. That means Stanley and Bosa, two first-round talents, might go mano-a-mano during the Fiesta Bowl. “I’m sure that’s going to happen,” Stanley said, cracking a smile.Junior right tackle Mike McGlinchey said no matter what Bosa is doing and where he’s doing it, the talent around No. 97 poses a difficult task for the offensive line, even with Washington and Schutt out of the lineup. “They’re all good players, I mean Ohio State is stacked,” McGlinchey said. “There is not much letdown.” Which is why Bosa said he doesn’t feel too much added pressure from losing two starters. All season long, he said, Sprinkle and Hill, as well as redshirt senior Joel Hale and sophomore Donovan Munger, have had the reps in practice to prepare them for this moment. “We all trust them,” Bosa said, “to go in there and do their job.”   As for Bosa, who is potentially playing his final game in scarlet and gray, he will likely keep doing the job he’s been doing so well since arriving in Columbus. Kelly might be so optimistic about Bosa playing inside because he doesn’t have to block him. But McGlinchey, who does have to block him, said he knows Bosa will be effective wherever he plays. “No matter where he plays we’re going to be accounting for him,” McGlinchey said. Although Kelly’s wish might come true, Bosa said he thinks Kelly might be selling his ability on the inside short. “Yeah,” Bosa said, squeaking out a smile, “a little bit.” OSU players and coach Urban Meyer addressed the media about the upcoming BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl on Dec. 30th in Phoenix, Arizona. Photo Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo Editor read more

Drones potential to save lives must be harnessed

A drone company in Rwanda is delivering life-saving blood in the world’s first national drone delivery network. Drones also have a key role to play in search and rescue operations and disaster response, said the report. But volunteer drone operators must co-ordinate with professional emergency responders, as well as consult existing guidelines and professional codes of conduct.Ms Soesilo said that in the aftermath of the Nepal earthquake in 2015 well-meaning good Samaritans turned up with newly-bought drones, with the intention of helping the rescue efforts.“These people must be trained and they must be co-ordinated very closely with official rescue operations. You can ground all the helicopters in an area if there’s an unregulated drone flying somewhere,” she said. From delivering life-saving drugs to mapping sites for refugee camps, drones have massive potential for global health. A new report from the Foundation for Responsible Robotics says that, despite their reputation for invading privacy and endangering aircraft, drones could benefit society in many ways as long as they are used appropriately.  Worldwide, drone sales are booming, totalling $13.1 billion in 2016, says the report. And the global drone industry has been estimated at around $127.3 billion.The report says that use of drones in global health falls into two categories: data acquisition and cargo delivery.  Noel Sharkey – the foundation’s co-director and professor emeritus of robotics and artificial intelligence at Sheffield University – characterised the regulations governing the use of privately-owned drones as “chaos”, whether that is in Europe, the United States or the developing world.And he warned that inappropriate use could lead to a public backlash.“We must not throw the baby out with the bathwater. It is now clear that the responsible use of this technology could be enormously helpful to humanitarian work and environmental protections. When we have natural disasters, starving people in conflict or emergency need for medicines, drones can come to the rescue,” he said. Protect yourself and your family by learning more about Global Health Security  Drones must be operated by skilled operators, the report authors warn Drones must be operated by skilled operators, the report authors warnCredit:Niall Carson /PA 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. Aimee van Wynsberghe, co-director of the Foundation for Responsible Robotics, highlighted the concept of “disaster tourism”.”People are using drones to go to an area of a disaster, whether it’s a fire or an emergency, and tracking what’s going on,” she said. But Dr van Wynsberghe added that drones, even when used by official agencies, could also cause psychological harm and more research was needed in this area.“It would be irresponsible to proceed with drones on a massive scale without knowing the psychological consequences,” she said. Speaking at a press conference to launch the report, the authors called for the responsible use of drones.Denise Soesilo, co-author of the foundation report, said: “There’s a potential to do truly good things with this technology but there’s also the potential to get it wrong. The private sector cannot lead these discussions [on proper drone use]. They have to come from civil society and the public.”The report highlighted the work of  various organisations including Unicef, the World Food Programme and Médecins Sans Frontières, which used drones to map an area in Malawi partially cut off from floods but for which there were few detailed maps. The organisation then used the data it had retrieved to work out where people were living and what assistance was needed.  read more

Hamas agrees to 24hour humanitarian truce

first_img“Following Hamas’ incessant rocket fire throughout the humanitarian window, which was agreed upon for the welfare of the civilian population in Gaza, the IDF will now resume its aerial, naval and ground activity in the Gaza Strip,” an army statement said. Source: IDF/Twitter Source: IDF/Twitter Due to Hamas’ incessant rocket fire during the humanitarian window, we are renewing our aerial, naval and ground activity in Gaza.— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) July 27, 2014 Smoke from Israeli strikes rise over Gaza City. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesIsrael’s army had also said this morning that one of its soldiers was killed near the Gaza Strip, taking to 43 the number of troops killed since the start of ground operations in July.center_img Sgt. First Class (res.) Barak Refael Degorker, 27, was killed overnight by mortar fire from Gaza. May his memory be a blessing.— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) July 27, 2014 Updated 7.52pm Source: AP/Press Association ImagesHAMAS HAS SAID it has now agreed to a 24-hour humanitarian truce, shortly after Israel announced a resumption of hostilities in Gaza following a day-long pause.“In response to the UN’s intervention request to monitor the situation… it has been agreed between the resistance factions that a 24-hour humanitarian truce will start from 2pm (11am GMT),” Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said in a statement. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesEarlier today, Israel had said it was resuming  its raids on Gaza by land, sea and air after Hamas continued firing rockets. “The soldier was killed by a shell that was fired from the Gaza Strip at Israeli territory,” an army spokeswoman said.About 20 rockets were fired at southern Israel between late last night and this morning.Late last night, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, claimed responsibility for rocket attacks on southern Israel and Tel Aviv immediately after the expiration of an initial 12-hour ceasefire both sides had abided by.Israel’s unilateral decision to continue the ceasefire signalled a pause in its assault on Gaza, which has killed more than 1,000 Palestinians in less than three weeks. Three more Palestinians were also killed today.Over the same period, 43 Israeli soldiers and three civilians in Israel were also killed.Originally published 12.02pm- © AFP 2014.Read: Israel extends temporary ceasefire to 9pm tonight as Gaza death toll passes 1,000>Explainer: What is happening in Gaza?>last_img read more

WhoSay Boosts Distribution Through Huffington Post Flipboard and Tango Partnerships

first_imgCelebrity social posts, whether ill-advised or perfectly orchestrated, are engagement gold. And WhoSay, a distributor of celebrity-provided social content, has broadened its reach through new partnerships with Huffington Post, Flipboard and mobile messaging service Tango.WhoSay acts as sort of a clearing house for social-oriented posts from a network of more than 1,600 celebrity members, collecting and managing their posts on its own publishing platform and also distributing them across the various social networks. The partnerships effectively give celebrities using the WhoSay platform direct access to Huffington Post and Flipboard, just as if they were  posting to Twitter or Facebook. Celebrities—or their handlers—can publish directly to HuffPo’s celebrity vertical from the WhoSay talent app, for example, or directly into a new magazine for Flipboard called Celebs Unfiltered. The partnership with Tango will integrate WhoSay celebrity content with the text and other messages users send to each other.These partnerships follow on the heals of one made with People magazine back in March. See Also: People Integrates Celeb Social Posts Into New VerticalFor WhoSay, it’s a significant distribution boost for its celebrity members and for the media brands it’s a new stream of highly shareable content, provided directly from celebrities themselves.last_img read more

Etihad bailout NRI tycoon Yusuffali roped in by Jet Airways as talks

first_imgUAE-based Indian businessman Yusuff Ali MA is apparently playing a key role in talks between debt-ridden Jet Airways and Etihad Airways for a bail-out.Naresh Goyal, the chairman of Jet Airways, approached Yusaff Ali amid talks with the UAE national carrier, according to a Times of India report.The Indian tycoon will have a major role in the dispensation that might be arrived at if the talks succeed, notes the report, quoting sources who cited Yusuf Ali’s proximity to the Abu Dhabi ruling Nahyan family.The Lulu Group chairman was also behind talks between the two airlines in 2013 which, fizzled out after a deal was almost clinched.There is the possibility of a third Indian investor joining the rescue effort and that might not be Ali, according to a report on Livemint.Some reports suggest that Etihad has agreed to guarantee a soft loan of up to $150 million to the troubled airline which is seeking avenues to tide over current crises, while talks on stake acquisition are underway. Jet Airways requires an estimated $500 million before April 2019 to stay airborne.Jet Airways, according to news reports, is already behind schedule on aircraft lease rentals payment and has not paid out salaries to senior staff including pilots for the last few months.Shares of Jet Airways have already plunged more than 66 per cent since January.Rating agency ICRA has downgraded Jet Airways’ credit rating to ‘B’, denoting a high risk of loan defaulting, making it tough for the airline to raise fresh loans now.Executives of Etihad and Jet have met the airline’s creditors several times in a bid to find a way forward. A source reportedly told Livemint that some of Jet Airways’ biggest lenders, mainly public sector banks, have been sounded off. “The domestic lenders are yet to come back with a firm commitment.”Mint reported in August that Jet Airways had written to a consortium of overseas lenders seeking a loan waiver covenant on its debt facility of about $185 million to avoid a default.Recent talks between Jet and Tata reportedly failed on the insistence that Goyal should let go of a controlling stake in the new entity.last_img read more

Chittagong fire to evict businessmen

first_imgFire guts at least 100 shops in a market in City Gate area of Chittagong on Friday. Photo: Jewel ShilAt least 100 shops, including 15 furniture showrooms, were gutted as a fire broke out in a market in City Gate area by the Dhaka-Chittagong highway in Chittagong on Friday morning.The fire broke out in the market around 8:30am, said Agrabad fire service control room operator Sarwer Jahan.On information, 13 vehicles of five fire fighting units from Agrabad, Bandar, Nandankanon and Kumira fire stations rushed to the spot and doused the flame around 10:00am, reports UNB.Mahbub Rashid, owner of a furniture shop at the market, alleged that a powerful group had been trying long for evicting the shop owners from the area. The group might be behind the fire incident.The estimated loss caused by the fire would be around Tk 300 million, said the affected shop owners.last_img read more

Former President George HW Bush Will Remain In Methodist Hospital Through The

first_img Share Photo via Wikimedia CommonsFormer President George H.W. Bush, who this file photo shows at a public event, will stay hospitalized this weekend.Family spokesman Jim McGrath said former President George H.W. Bush will remain hospitalized through the weekend as he recovers from an infection that required his hospitalization a day after his wife’s funeral.Fmr President @GeorgeHWBush will remain in @MethodistHosp through the weekend to continue his recovery and regaining strength. 41 is in excellent spirits, and is looking forward to resuming his schedule and going to Maine next month.— Jim McGrath (@jgm41) April 27, 2018Bush was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital on April 22. He’s being treated for an infection that spread to his blood.McGrath said Friday that the 93-year-old Bush “is in excellent spirits” and is looking forward to resuming his schedule and traveling next month to his family’s home in Maine, where he usually spends the summers.Bush has a form of Parkinson’s disease along with a history of pneumonia and other infections.He was hospitalized after attending the funeral and burial of his 92-year-old wife, Barbara Bush, who died on April 17 at their Houston home.last_img read more

Oculus Rift shipping March 2013 project gets closer to nonvirtual re

first_imgThe Oculus Rift, an incredibly successful Kickstarter project determined to take a modern crack at the VR headsets of years past, is ready to help offer the “in the game” experience that so many gamers crave. Like many Kickstarter projects that see explosive growth, the Oculus Rift team wasn’t prepared to deliver so many headsets within the original deadlines. To explain how delivery will work now that the Kickstarter is over, the team published an update to the project on their website.Few Kickstarter projects start with the expectation that the project is going to explode out of the gate. The Oculus team admits to originally only planning to have to make a few hundred units. By the end of the Kickstarter they were faced with the challenge of shipping more than 7500. Production scale changes dramatically with that sort of growth, so the team had to work hard to create a solution that still managed to get units in the hands of developers within a time frame that was somewhat close to the original projection of four months. In their update, the team does a fantastic job breaking down exactly why Oculus units won’t be shipping until late March 2013.The final designs for the Oculus Rift developer headset features a 7-inch display with 1280×800 resolution. The new displays are said to be a marked improvement over the demo units that were originally made for the project, but are also 30 grams heavier and 1.4 inches larger. The final build features an optimized motion sensor capable of higher refresh rates and a magnetometer that was previously not available. The end result is a better screen and a sensor that can more accurately track the movements of the user, ultimately creating a more immersive experience.The Oculus team also announced additional support and ongoing work on adding support for popular game engines to the SDK. The video above demonstrates the work done with the Unreal 3 engine, however the SDK will also include Unity integration with the hopes that support will be included in the engines themselves in the future.The Developer Center for Oculus Rift was announced as well, with plans to provide developers with a single place for SDK access, forums, and a support system that will make it easy for developers to communicate directly with the Oculus team.Despite the delay the Oculus team is doing a great job of keeping everyone informed, and it is clear by this update that the team has everything they need to deliver an exciting product. Accessories like this one live or die on the support from developers willing to make their games work well on the hardware. With glowing reviews, like the one our own Sam Cook gave to an the early prototype of Rift, and the constant communication and updates seen by the team, I think it’s pretty clear that we will see a lot of support for this generation’s VR headset.via the Oculus bloglast_img read more

Tapping at same beat to bond globally

first_imgA team from the University of Exeter in Britain and Tokyo University of the Arts has found that songs from around the world tend to share features, including a strong rhythm.“The results help explain why humans make music, most common features seen in music around the world relate to things that allow people to coordinate their actions,” said Dr Thomas Currie from the University of Exeter. The study appeared in the journal PNAS. It suggests that the main function of music is to bring people together and bond social groups.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’“It can be a kind of social glue,” he said. The team analysed 304 recordings of stylistically diverse music from across the world to reveal the common features. Although they found no absolute universals, they found dozens of statistical universals (features that were consistently present in a majority of songs across different world regions).These included features related to pitch and rhythm as well as social context and inter-relationships between musical features. The results showed that rhythms based on two or three beats were present in music from all regions sampled ­— North America, Central/South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia and Oceania. The researchers combined a new way of classifying music with statistical analysis to reveal the features that are common to music from across the world.In the old days, western people believed that their scales were universal. Researchers have shown that despite its great surface diversity, most of the music throughout the world is actually constructed from very similar basic building blocks and performs very similar functions.last_img read more

Hologic and Sheryl Crow Ring Nasdaq Opening Bell for Breast Cancer Awareness

first_img 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 Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more News | 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 | 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 News | Breast Imaging | October 03, 2016 Hologic and Sheryl Crow Ring Nasdaq Opening Bell for Breast Cancer Awareness Month Ceremony marks the start of Hologic’s month-long awareness campaign in support of the Genius 3-D Mammography Exam 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 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. Image courtesy of Imago Systems October 3, 2016 — Breast cancer survivor and Grammy Award-winner Sheryl Crow joined Steve MacMillan, president and chief executive officer of Hologic, to ring the Nasdaq Opening Bell Monday, in conjunction with the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.Hologic’s participation in the bell ringing marks the start of a month-long series of national events and media appearances to increase awareness of the Genius 3-D Mammography exam, clinically proven to detect cancer 15 months earlier than traditional 2-D screenings. The Genius exam also has been shown to reduce unnecessary callbacks by up to 40 percent, and detect 41 percent more invasive cancers than conventional mammography alone.Crow, a breast cancer survivor marking 10 years since her diagnosis, will participate in a series of national and regional media interviews throughout the month. In addition, Hologic teams will educate women at a variety of events in 10 cities across the nation, including Dallas,  Phoenix, Pittsburgh and Birmingham, Ala.The company also will sponsor American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure walks in multiple markets where Hologic sites are located. Hologic will support these efforts with a national advertising campaign featuring Crow via print, billboard and online ad placements. All campaign materials will drive consumers to a microsite where women can learn more about the technology and find imaging sites offering the Genius exam.”Ten years ago, I was diagnosed with breast cancer after a routine mammogram,” said Crow. “Fortunately, it was caught early and I’m now cancer-free. I’m proud to be working with Hologic during Breast Cancer Awareness Month to urge women to take advantage of the best, and most accurate, screening technologies available.”Genius 3-D Mammography exams have been available in the United States since 2011, and are only available on the Hologic Selenia Dimensions mammography system.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read 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 Technology | Artificial Intelligence | July 18, 2019 Paragon Biosciences Launches Qlarity Imaging to Advance FDA-cleared AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis System Paragon Biosciences LLC announced the launch of its seventh portfolio company, Qlarity Imaging LLC, which was founded… read more News | 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). Related Content 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. read morelast_img read more

Floyd Medical Center Acquires Quartet of Toshiba Cardiac Ultrasound Systems

first_img Related Content read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 19, 2017 Floyd Medical Center Acquires Quartet of Toshiba Cardiac Ultrasound Systems Aplio 500 Platinum CV and Xario 200 Platinum Series will help clinicians provide accurate diagnoses The ScanTrainer transvaginal simulator is one example of Intelligent Ultrasound’s simulation technologies. News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 26, 2019 Intelligent Ultrasound Group Collaborating With the National Imaging Academy Wales Artificial intelligence (AI)-based ultrasound software and simulation company Intelligent Ultrasound Group plc (AIM:… read more News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 09, 2019 360 Degree View of a Mitral Valve Ultrasound Exam on a Vivid E95 System A view of a mitral valve on a GE Healthcare Vivid E95 … read more 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 08, 2019 360 Degree View of an Echocardiography Exam on the SC2000 System This is a 360 degree view of a live cardiac echo demonstration for the Siemens Healthineers Acuson SC2000… read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 31, 2019 Studies Confirm Clinical Value of ShearWave Elastography for Liver Fibrosis Evaluation SuperSonic Imagine announced the publication of the results of its prospective multicentric clinical study conducted in… read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more 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). July 19, 2017 — Floyd Medical Center in Rome, Ga., recently installed three new Aplio 500 Platinum CV ultrasound systems from Toshiba Medical, a Canon Group company, in its cardiology department. To support ultrasound capabilities in the intensive care unit (ICU), Floyd Medical also installed the Xario 200 Platinum Series ultrasound system. Floyd Medical is leveraging the systems for strain imaging, pediatric and fetal echocardiography and stress echocardiography.“We needed affordable equipment and a reliable partner that could help us expand our ultrasound capabilities in the ICU and cardiology department,” said Tony Gallagher, director of cardiac ultrasound, Floyd Medical Center. “Toshiba Medical closely partnered with us to ensure our staff were fully trained on the systems and helped us customize protocols specifically for our needs. The Aplio 500 Platinum CV and Xario 200 Platinum Series deliver clear images and give our clinicians more information to make confident diagnoses. We also experienced shorter exams and faster processing times as the images automatically transfer to our PACS system so we can immediately view the images once the exam is completed.”The Aplio 500 Platinum CV offers a comprehensive suite of dedicated cardiac technologies, featuring 2D Wall Motion Tracking, spectral and Color Doppler, and Toshiba Medical’s suite of guidance and workflow technologies. Delivering detail and resolution throughout the entire field-of-view, the system provides excellent definition of the endocardium, which results in an accurate and easy-to-use 2-D strain resolution. Additionally, Toshiba Medical’s Wall Motion Tracking technology allows providers to quantify isolated movement within the heart.The Xario 200 Platinum Series features the company’s advanced ultrasound technologies for depth and detail. This includes technologies like Precision Imaging, Differential Tissue Harmonics (D-THI) and Advanced Dynamic Flow (ADF). The system also offers enhanced performance and workflow features, including a customizable panel and touch command screen, and one-button optimization and clinical parameter setting with Toshiba Medical’s Quick Scan and Quick Start technologies.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 11, 2019 360 Degree View of a Smartphone Performing a Cardiac Ultrasound Exam This 360 degree photo shows a basic, point-of-care cardiac echocardiogram being performed using a smartphone turned i read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 05, 2019 Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an ambulatory… read more last_img read more

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first_img by The Associated Press Posted Apr 5, 2019 9:13 am PDT NEW YORK — Avicii first posthumous single will be released next week and a full album will be out in June.Collaborators of the DJ-producer say in a statement Friday that Avicii was close to completing his new album before he died last April in Muscat, Oman. His co-writers continued to work on the nearly finished songs and a new single, “SOS,” will drop on April 20.The album, titled “TIM,” will be released on June 6.Avicii’s team says since he died, “the family decided not to keep the music locked away — instead they wanted to share it with his fans all around the world.”Proceeds from the album will benefit the Tim Bergling Foundation, which focuses on supporting people and organizations in the field of mental illness and suicide prevention.The Associated Press Avicii’s first posthumous single and album to be releasedcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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