first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Prior to joining Blue Ant, Sniderman served as global chief operating officer and MD, film and entertainment, at Vice Media’s Pulse Films. In these roles, he was responsible for Pulse’s film, TV and branded content output, including 20,000 Days on Earth and Shut Up and Play the Hits. The hire comes after Blue Ant’s May acquisition of international media co The Racat Group, which included NHNZ, Beach House Pictures, Northern Pictures, as well as children’s broadcaster ZooMoo Networks and indie mobile game developer Runaway Play.Blue Ant has been working to build its international production and development capabilities for some time now. In October 2016, the company launched Antenna Pictures in London, U.K., with a focus on creating premium factual content. Earlier that year, Blue Ant fully acquired L.A.-based MCN Omnia Media and hired David Brown in December to oversee original content and publishing for the company. Toronto-based Blue Ant Media has added a new exec to its team to help oversee its growing international production business.  Sam Sniderman has been appointed to the newly created position of global head, commercial affairs, production.In his role, Sniderman will oversee the commercial and financial performance of Blue Ant’s international production businesses: London, U.K.-based Antenna Pictures, Dunedin, New Zealand’s NHNZ and Sydney, Australia’s Northern Pictures. Sniderman will work with leadership at each of the prodcos to develop new global business opportunities. He will also have oversight, on behalf of Blue Ant, of Singapore-based Beach House Pictures, a joint venture with company founders Jocelyn Little and Donovan Chan.Sniderman, who joins the company’s senior management team, will operate out of the company’s U.K. office and report to Blue Ant’s CEO of television and digital, Raja Khanna. Facebook Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Highlights of the weekends Manito Ahbee festival in Winnipeg

first_imgBrittany Hobson APTN National NewsWinnipeg played host to Canada’s largest pow wow over the weekend.The two day international pow wow was part of the 12th annual Manito Ahbee festival. Bobson@aptn.ca <>last_img

Manitoba First Nation has 865K in unsupported ineligible spending

first_imgJohn MurrayAPTN National News A Rolling River First Nation official took home nearly $200,000 in ‘unsupported or ineligible’ payments for travel, sundry, and ‘admin fees’ according to an audit obtained by APTN National News.In early May Ernst & Young completed a forensic audit of Rolling River First Nation (RRFN) for the period from Apr. 1, 2009 until Dec. 31, 2014.The audit found $865,627 in possibly unsupported or ineligible payments for the audit period.The audit found that RRFN’s financial administration “lacked appropriate oversight, financial controls, policies and procedures.”According to the document, Ernst & Young found signatories on cheques were sometimes also payees, a single bank account was used for all revenue, and some salaries, holiday pay, and bonuses were overpaid or undocumented.Money earmarked for post-secondary education was also targeted, with almost $25,000 in ineligible or unsupported payments.Many payments made in the category of ‘admin fees’ did not have any accompanying approvals.One individual took over $122,000 in admin fees.Because of the single bank account, auditors in some instances, had difficulty determining whether funds were sourced from Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada or from the band.Many expenditures that may be ineligible were called Band Support Funding (BSF).Ernst & Young wrote “due to co-mingling of INAC and band source funds, we were unable to determine which funds were used to cover deficits in BSF as such INAC funds earmarked for other programs may have been used to cover them.”In another document obtained by APTN National News, Rolling River First Nation seems to have established laws around financial administration including stringent requirements on bank accounts and payments.The document was signed by council on October 9, 2014, well ahead of the audits release.APTN National News reached out to Rolling River First Nation officials but did not receive a response before publication.jmurray@aptn.calast_img read more

Apple highlights privacy in new services in jab at rivals

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple says its services respect your digital boundaries — and it wants you to know it.The company took several opportunities Monday to emphasize user privacy — and indirectly take a jab at rivals — at its splashy, celebrity-laden event in Cupertino, California.Apple announced a new streaming TV service, a paid subscription level for its news app, a video game service and an Apple-branded credit card, as it tries to push its services businesses to make up for a decline in sales of the iPhone.The new services will pit Apple against the likes of Google and Facebook in news, and Amazon and Netflix in streaming video. But unlike many of its competitors, Apple said it won’t use your news preferences and spending history to sell advertising.Facebook, Google and other tech companies have come under fire for the amount of data they collect on users to sell advertising. Apple has largely escaped this backlash and has sought to set itself apart by emphasizing its privacy safeguards. Apple has been able to do so because the bulk of its business is in hardware, namely iPhones.Apple wants to reassure customers that it’s still committed to privacy with the new push on services.It’s a way for Apple to remind people that the company is more consumer-friendly than many of its competitors, said eMarketer analyst Paul Verna. He said the strategy is especially important because Apple is a late entrant to the streaming market.“It doesn’t surprise me that they hit that pretty hard,” he said. “Apple has always been different from their competitors in that they are not very advertising-centric.”Apple News Plus, which charges $10 a month for articles from some magazines and newspapers, will make article recommendations within the app. Apple said it will not send information about what you read to its servers.Though publishers will be paid based on how many people read, Apple says data will be collected in such a way that it won’t know who read what, just what total time is spent on different stories.Similarly with its credit card, Apple will store purchase information on devices that the card is tied to. The company said it won’t send that information to its servers or sell it to third-party companies for marketing and advertising.“Apple doesn’t know where a customer shopped, what they bought or how much they paid,” the company promised in announcing its new credit card, the Apple Card.The paid gaming and TV streaming services will be ad-free, Apple pledged.Games won’t be able to collect data or track how people play without getting consent, though Apple didn’t elaborate on what getting consent entails.Apple also said its TV service will not share user’s personal information with anyone.By Rachel Lerman, The Associated Press read more

Gaza UN envoy on sport voices concern over ban of youth organization

The Sharek Youth Forum, which was forcibly closed on 30 November, is “a key implementing partner” for the UN on the ground, particularly in the context of the Gaza Summer Games, said Wilfried Lemke, the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Sport and Development.“This year, the NGO was instrumental in providing recreational and learning beach activities to more than 60,000 children and youth, as well as vocational training for some 2,000 volunteer instructors,” he said in a statement issued on Friday.The Gaza Summer Games, an event that has been organised every year since 2007 by the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), provides a variety of sporting, recreational and educational activities to some 250,000 children and youth in the Gaza Strip.“The UN needs the dedicated and professional assistance of their partners, including the Sharek Youth Forum, if they are to succeed in their efforts to support the people living in Gaza. Not to mention that those partners are a crucial source of professional opportunities, thus partly addressing the alarming economic situation in the Strip,” Mr. Lemke said.Mr. Lemke’s statement echoes the concerns expressed last week by Max Gaylard, the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in the occupied Palestinian territory, who also stressed the important role played by Sharek Youth Forum in partnership with the UN in promoting youth empowerment in the Palestinian territories.Since its creation in 1996, the Forum has played an important role in Gaza in enabling children and young adolescents to actively engage in sports, arts and other cultural activities. The organization had established itself as a highly respected organization offering young people recreational activities amid the harsh living conditions in Gaza. 13 December 2010A senior United Nations official has voiced concern over the decision by the local authorities in Gaza to close the offices of a non-governmental organization (NGO) working with youth and called for the unconditional lifting of the ban. read more

Afghanistan entering crucial stage of peace process Security Council told

Video of Security Council meeting Listen to UN Radio report In a briefing to the Council in New York, Ambassador Gunter Pleuger of Germany said the constitutional Loya Jirga (the representative assembly) and the upcoming elections were key processes that had the potential to divide Afghan society.Mr. Pleuger has just returned from Afghanistan, where he led a Council mission on a tour of the country, nearly two years after the foundations for the Afghan peace process were outlined at a conference in Bonn, Germany.”The conditions necessary for a credible national political process are not yet in place – national reconciliation requires greater focus; political parties need time to develop; national institutions must undergo reform and the power of the factional leaders must be diminished,” he told the Council today.He said the success of the constitutional Loya Jirga and the elections would be crucial to the peace process, adding that parliamentary elections should be held as soon as possible after the presidential elections.Mr. Pleuger said the mission made five recommendations after its visit, including backing a call by Afghan President Hamid Karzai for a conference early next year to follow up the Bonn Agreement on political and financial support from the international community. Mr. Pleuger said the benchmarks set in Bonn have so far been attained. Afghanistan has a new currency, roads are being reconstructed and repaired, schools have been reopened and a draft constitution has just been released.But security remains the biggest problem, thanks to a combination of terrorist activities, factional fighting and drug-related crime. Women suffer from exclusion from the country’s reconstruction, and factional armies still exert too much control in many areas, according to the German Ambassador.A couple of hours before Mr. Pleuger briefed the Security Council, an explosion caused by an apparent car bomb struck the United Nations compound in Kandahar, southern Afghanistan. Two people were injured. read more

UN report highlights importance of oceanfriendly investments

Speaking at the launch of a new UN Development Programme (UNDP) report held in Washington, D.C, Andrew Hudson, the head of UNDP’s Water & Ocean Governance Programme and UN-Oceans Coordinator, noted that continuing ocean degradation threatened the livelihoods of hundreds of millions of people, primarily in the world’s least developed countries. “Oceans are an integral part of life on earth, regulating our climate and producing oxygen for the planet, yet they are under serious threat due to pollution, over-exploitation, habitat loss, invasive species, and climate change,” Mr. Hudson told reporters. “We need to improve the way we manage the oceans, before the damage is irreversible.” The report – entitled Catalysing Ocean Finance and co-authored with the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) – indicates how sustainable ocean management could become a legacy of today’s global leaders if ocean planning and policy instruments are scaled up. It also illustrates the accelerating degradation of the maritime environment as a result of market and policy failures, leading to the over exploitation of fisheries, skyrocketing low-oxygen zones in coastal areas, continued introductions of destructive alien species and increased ocean acidification. According to research undertaken by the UNDP and GEF, these same market and policy failures have led to the under-financing of ocean-friendly projects such as better wastewater treatment facilities and coastal habitat protection, ultimately eating away at resources which contribute at least $3 trillion annually in global economic output. The report’s goal was to help both the public and private sectors create “clear incentives and policies” to protect the world’s oceans, added Dr. Naoko Ishii, the Chief Executive Officer and Chairperson of the GEF – a UN-backed entity that partners 182 countries with international institutions, civil society organizations and the private sector to address global environmental issues while supporting national sustainable development initiatives.“It is very reassuring to learn from this report that an initial public investment on the order of $5 billion over the next 10 to 20 years could be sufficient to catalyze many hundreds of billions of dollars in public and private finance,” Dr. Ishii stated. “We now have the right tools to identify and remove those market and policy failures which have unfortunately sped up the degradation of marine environments,” she added. read more

Tánaiste on topups controversy It will be dealt with it is being

first_imgIndependent TD Seamus Healy raised the issue of mortgage arrears and claimed some 30,000 families faced losing their homes in the crisis. Gilmore said there was no single solution to the problem.“We want every family and every household in this country who are in mortgage difficulties to have those difficulties resolved,” Gilmore said, later adding: “Every single case of mortgage arrears difficulties has to be resolved and it has to be resolved on a case-by-case basis.”Read: Hospital bosses to face grillings next week over ‘top up’ paymentsRead: HSE were sent reports stating a portion of salaries were being paid with lottery proceeds, says CRC TÁNAISTE EAMON GILMORE has insisted that the controversy about certain health agencies using charitable donations to top-up salaries of executives “will be dealt with” and “is being dealt with”.Speaking at Leaders’ Questions in the Dáil this afternoon, Gilmore said that it is important that the public’s confidence in donating to charity is not undermined by the revelations that have emerged at the Central Remedial Clinic in Dublin over the past week.Sinn Féin’s Gerry Adams called for an independent inquiry into the matter and said that “culture of privilege” is “continuing on your watch” noting the government’s own breach of pay caps for certain advisors.“The problem is being addressed,” Gilmore, standing in for the Taoiseach, said adding that it is “important” confidence “in those charitable organisations is not undermined” by the controversy.He said the HSE’s attempts to find out what is going on in so-called Section 38 health agencies came on foot of a HIQA inquiry in Tallaght last year to ensure that government pay policy is being applied consistently.“It will be dealt with, it is being dealt with,” he said adding “that exercise will be continued until it’s completed”. He also rejected calls for “some kind of a big, full blown inquiry, some kind of public inquiry”.Medical cards and mortgage arrearsFianna Fáil’s Micheál Martin again raised the issue of medical cards and again called on the government to acknowledge there had been a change in policy.Gilmore said the number of people who have medical cards and the number of people who have access to free GP care is the highest it’s ever been in the history of the State and insisted there has been no change in policy.The Tánaiste said Martin’s claims are “simply not true” and said that one in every eight euro is spent on people with disabilities, more than at the height of the boom.“There is a not a change in policy, you’ve said this now a number of times and it’s part of the distortion you plan to go on with,” he said.last_img read more

Encore un jailbreak pour liOS 4 dApple

first_imgEncore un jailbreak pour l’iOS 4 d’AppleUn nouveau jailbreak a vu le jour en réponse à la nouvelle version de l’iOS 4 d’Apple : le Redsn0w 0.9.6b4.Un nouveau jailbreak pour l’iOS 4.2.1 a fait son apparition peu après la sortie d’un premier jailbreak pour la version précédente de l’iOS d’Apple. Cette fois-ci il s’agit de Redsn0w 0.9.6b4.Pour les débutants qui n’ont jamais “débridé” un iPhone, les tutoriels fleurissent un Internet. Même en français sur certains sites. Prenez garde néanmoins avant de vous lancer dans l’aventure du jailbreak et pensez  à faire une sauvegarde de vos données. En effet, une fois l’opération lancée, il est parfois impossible de faire demi-tour.Petit rappel à ceux qui ignoreraient ce qu’est le jailbreak. C’est une opération consistant à outre-passer une restriction à l’utilisation d’un système électronique. Les systèmes ayant donné lieu aux jailbreakings les plus connus, jusqu’en 2010, sont les iPhone, iPad et iPod Touch ou la Playstation 3. Sur les produits Apple, le jailbreaking est utilisé pour installer des applications qui ne sont pas disponibles sur l’App Store de manière officielle, par exemple : libérer le Bluetooth, modifier les icônes ou les couleurs par défaut.Le 24 novembre 2010 à 15:11 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Charlie the Oldest Living Southern Sea Otter Dies at Age 22

first_imgStay on target Charlie, the oldest living southern sea otter at any aquarium or zoo worldwide, has died at the age of 22.On Monday, April 22, the Aquarium of the Pacific announced Charlie’s passing, and it’s mourning the loss of the adorable sea otter, who lived at the aquarium for 21 years, said an Aquarium of the Pacific press release. Charlie was only the second sea otter on record to reach his age and was featured in a senior animals section in the Guinness Book of World Records: Wild Things edition released last year. “It is with a heavy heart that we share the news that our sea otter Charlie passed away this morning,” the Aquarium of the Pacific wrote in an Instagram post. “Charlie turned 22 years old on March 2 and was the oldest living southern sea otter at any zoo or aquarium. Known for his intelligence and easy-going disposition, Charlie could often be seen sucking his paw while relaxing on exhibit.”Charlie’s journey has been an interesting one: The sea otter was orphaned during the El Niño storms of 1997, and after some time at a sea otter rescue program, animal experts said that he couldn’t survive in the wild on his own and needed a new home. In 1998, Charlie arrived at the Aquarium of the Pacific before it opened to the public that year.While he lived at the Aquarium of the Pacific, Charlie served as an animal ambassador and contributed to scientific research. According to the aquarium, Charlie was the first otter in the world to give a voluntary blood sample without being sedated, and from 2011 to 2013, he took part in a study on how sea otters perceive sound at the University of California, Santa Cruz’s Long Marine Lab. For the study, Charlie learned to enter a specialized acoustic testing environment, listen for sound signals, and notify researchers whether or not he heard the sound by touching his noise to a target spot or staying still.California’s southern sea otters fall under the Endangered Species Act. Hunting in the 18th and 19th centuries nearly demolished the entire California southern sea otter population, and by 1938, only 50 remained. Thankfully, conservation efforts have grown California’s southern sea otter population to about 3,000 animals, but they still face many threats, including habitat loss and ocean pollution.Charlie’s fans can pay tribute to him at the Aquarium of the Pacific on Sunday, April 28, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. PST. Aquarium visitors can fill out cards in Charlie’s memory that will be displayed at the Sea Otter Habitat all day. To make a donation in Charlie’s memory, visit Aquarium of the Pacific’s website here.More on Geek.com:Famous Basketball-Playing Sea Otter, Eddie, Dies at Age 20Watch: Lost Sea Otter Pup Reunited With MotherThis Ancient Four-Legged Whale Could Have Moved Like an Otter, Study Findscenter_img Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferWatch: Deep-Sea Octopus ‘Billows Like a Circus Tent’ last_img read more

As Fairbanks police deal with spike in violent crime low pay complicates

first_imgPolice Chief Eric Jewkes urged the City Council to boost pay for officers to retain those on staff and to help attract new recruits. (KUAC file photo)The Fairbanks Police Department remains understaffed, despite a recently approved hiring bonus. Police Chief Eric Jewkes told City Council members this week the substandard pay is driving high turnover and making recruiting difficult. And while a new labor contract is being contested in court, Jewkes said the short-staffed department must deal with a spike in violent crime.Listen nowJewkes told council members in Monday’s meeting that statistics show the rate of violent crime in Fairbanks is well above the national average. And he said his officers have been on the receiving end of that violence several times so far this year. Like when they confronted a heavily armored man on June 19th who charged at them firing an assault rifle after they’d cornered him in a field on the city’s south side.“A gunman (wearing) soft body armor, rigid hard plates over top of that, covering his torso; body armor taped around his arms, taped around his legs and a ballistic or bulletproof facemask,” Jewkes said.Police shot 20-year-old Matthew Stover to death, and the case is still under investigation. That was one of four officer-involved shootings so far this year, including one that followed the fatal shooting of Sgt. Allen Brandt. In another, Jewkes himself was among four officers who returned fire on a man who led police on a high-speed chase around South Fairbanks and east of town on May 25th, until he was blockaded at the Mitchell Expressway onramp to the Richardson Highway.“That’s the environment in which we’re asking them to work,” Jewkes said.Troopers ruled the deadly force used against 23-year-old Shawn Buck was justified, because Buck reportedly was shooting at police and ramming their vehicles with the stolen truck he was driving. That case also remains under investigation.Jewkes said the recent spike in violent crime locally is reflected in the seven murders in Fairbanks that’ve occurred through July, compared with eight in all of last year.Jewkes talks with media after a September 2014 standoff that ended with the surrender of a man after a nine-hour standoff on the city’s west side. Jewkes says his officers have had to deal with several incidents so far this year that have not ended peacefully. (KUAC file photo)“In seven months, that puts us on par to have 12 this year,”Jewkes said.Based on that calculation, Jewkes said 12 murders in a city of 33,000 would greatly exceed the national murder rate, according to data from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports, or UCR, which annually lists the rates of crime in cities and states per 100,000 population.“That equates to 36.4 per hundred thousand, or seven-and-a-half times the national average,” Jewkes said.Jewkes said the UCR shows violent crime occurs twice as frequently in Alaska compared with the national average, even more so for assault and rape.“The U.S. average for aggravated assaults per hundred thousand people (is) 237; the Alaska average is 497,” Jewkes said. “The U.S. average for rape is 38.6; the Alaska average is 122.”The chief told council members he’s trying to fill six vacant positions. And he said most of the other 40 or so officers must work mandatory overtime to help staff those and seven other positions that’ll be filled once the new recruits graduate from the academy. So he says that means the department also is hard-pressed to deal with lesser offenses.“Lower-level crimes are often a struggle to investigate,” Jewkes said, “because of the limited number of officers who are inundated with more serious calls.”Council members thanked Jewkes for his talk, but couldn’t offer much more than encouragement. That’s mainly because the city is awaiting a decision from the Alaska Supreme Court on a dispute over a new contract the council approved in 2014 that would’ve boosted pay and benefits. The council later rescinded the contract over a concern it was too generous. The Public Safety Employees Association, which represents the police, then sued claiming breach of contract. Most observers say a ruling on the case isn’t likely anytime soon.last_img read more

Russia assures no more US strikes against Assad regime

first_imgSyria’s presidential advisor Buthaina Shaba’an said on Wednesday that her government’s main ally, Russia, assured the Syrian government that there will be no more US strikes on Syrian military positions.Her remarks came a couple of weeks after the US launched 59 Tomahawk missiles on the Shayrat Air Base in central Syria, in retaliation for an alleged toxic gas attack by the Syrian army on a rebel-held town in Idlib province, Xinhua news agency reported.The Russians “stressed to us that they are standing by Syria, and we understood from them that the American aggression will not be repeated,” Shaba’an told pan-Arab al-Mayadeen TV in an interview.Further slamming the strike, Shaba’an said the US missile strike was a “reckless aggression that took place without investigation,” adding that what the United States is doing today reflects “confusion.”The official said that the alleged chemical attack was a setup, citing what she described as western specialists as saying that there was no aerial bombardment on the targeted area in the Khan Sheikhoun town.Shaba’an said the US strike wasn’t a military, but a political message, adding that the alliance between Russia, Syria and Iran is “stronger than ever.”Meanwhile, the presidential advisor said that the US is in a state of declination, while Russia, China and India are rising high.She said her country was expecting an investigation team from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), stressing that the Syrian government is in no possession of chemical weapons.last_img read more

5 Tips From One Nontechnical Founder to Others

first_img Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. As entrepreneur Marc Andreessen famously wrote in The Wall Street Journal a few years ago, “Software is eating the world.” Traditional businesses are being disrupted and everyone is talking about starting a new software-based business. Clearly an opportunity is out there, but founders with prior software experience have an advantage.For nontechnical founders with business backgrounds, the big challenge in starting a software company is navigating the technical part of the operation. From my vantage point as a nontechnical founder and as someone who has worked with many nontechnical founding teams, I can offer five tips to entrepreneurs who are short in tech skills but aiming to build a successful software business: Related: Avoid Loss in Translation. Put Developers and Creative Staffers on the Same Page.1. Target the right market. Nontechnical founders are typically businesspeople. Ideally they can leverage experiences and connections from their prior career to use in the new software business. If $1 million in theoretical revenue can be identified from existing connections, the company is well positioned. To pivot into a new industry, think big, but start small and choose a niche so as to have clear target customers to call on. 2. Assume that the company will be building software for a while.Building the software product for a company is not a project. It’s a journey. The organization needs the ability to respond to customers and continue to refine its product until it finds a market fit.Don’t start a software business unless a dedicated technical team can be kept running throughout the journey to make the product better each week. The more dedicated the technical team is to the long-term journey, the better.3. Start selling to prospects right away. In software, “build it and they will come” is not a reality. While the technical team is working on an product (which can take months), develop customers, That way when the product launches, business customers will be lined up.Use Powerpoint and mockups to demonstrate what the company is building and presell the product. Not only will it build the business faster, the founder will gain insight into what customers want to use and are willing to pay for. Remember: The product will never be done so don’t wait to start selling.Related: Turning the ‘Challenges’ of Being a Woman in Tech Into Opportunities  4. Stay focused on strengths.Given that a founder needs to be focused on finding customers for the product, avoid the temptation of trying to control the decisions of the technical team. Give the team clear guidance and let the team work on the solution.Assuming that  the technical team is experienced, be a good listener, collaborate and build trust. Be a product visionary without specifying every detail. Now get back to selling.5. Build maneuvering room for the business to stay alive.Time flies when a startup is being built and so can the budget. The #1 job of a nontechnical founder is to ensure the software business has budget runway to keep the team working on the product and build a user base. Create a realistic and conservative rolling one-year road map for the company and do everything possible to outperform the milestones.Compare the company’s performance against these milestones to attract more customers or additional investment into the business. The more that members of the team outperform the goals of the original plan, the more leeway is realized. Be sure to set very realistic expectations up front. Underpromise and overdeliver.The earliest stages of any software company will involve some very hard tasks: identifying a problem to solve, building the software to address it, selling and marketing the software and being sure to not run out of money. Nontechnical founders don’t have the skills to develop software but need a proven technical partner who can be trusted. But once that technical gap is filled, be sure to stay true to what makes nontechnical founders successful and focus on building the business.  Related: 5 Reasons Entrepreneurs Should Learn to Code Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Register Now »last_img read more

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first_imgNews | January 20, 2010 Rural Hospitals Install PACS Within a Month January 20, 2010 – Fairfield Memorial Hospital and Piedmont Family Practice at York, a clinic, are the latest facilities in South Carolina to install a new PACS for its rural facilities in the region.These rural facilities, which work within tight resource constraints, require the software to be installed in fewer than four weeks with the hardware and software upgrades were included. This will be provided at no additional charge, as part of the contract with NovaRad. NovaPACS is NovaRad’s turnkey PACS offering image retrieval, full-feature viewer, and seven-year on-site archive with off site emergency back up. Full screen viewing and menus and mouse-based functions are available to help enhance efficiency and referring physicians have complete access to images and reports from any computer.For more information: www.novarad.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 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 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 | 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 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 | 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 | 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 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 | 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 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 last_img read more

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first_img November 20, 2017 — Eizo Corp. announced it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for breast tomosynthesis and digital mammography for its 5-megapixel color medical monitor, the RadiForce RX560.Watch the VIDEO Eizo Introduces the RadiForce RX560 at RSNA 2017.Breast cancer screenings increasingly combine the use of mammography and ultrasound to view patients with high breast density. Furthermore, if breast cancer is suspected, various other tests may also be needed such as biopsy, breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT). Because of this, monitors that can accurately display tomosynthesis, mammography and general radiology are becoming increasingly important.The RX560 is the world’s first medical monitor to use a low temperature polysilicon (LTPS) liquid crystal display, according to Eizo. Because of this, the color monitor can reach a brightness of up to 1100 cd/m2, similar to that of monochrome monitors. In order to detect the smallest structures within breast tissue, the monitor offers a high contrast ratio of 1,500:1. Furthermore the monitor has a response time of 12 milliseconds, making it ideal for enlarging and panning medical images, as well as quickly displaying 3-D breast tomosynthesis which is comprised of several images in each shot. The 5 megapixel (2,048 x 2,560) resolution is ideal for viewing the fine details in breast images.The RX560 is able to display both monochrome and color medical images on the same screen due to the Hybrid Gamma PXL function included with the monitor. With this function, both monochrome and color images are set to the optimum grayscale and gamma curve pixel-by-pixel, improving the efficiency of interpretation work.  Eizo will demonstrate the RadiForce RX560 at the 103rd Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA 2017), Nov. 26-Dec. 1 in Chicago.For more information: www.eizo.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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. Related Content 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 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. 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). 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 Technology | November 20, 2017 Eizo RadiForce RX560 Monitor Receives FDA 510(k) for Tomosynthesis and Digital Mammography Five-megapixel monitor displays both monochrome and color images in high detail 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 | 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 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 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 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 Image courtesy of Imago Systems 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. 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Airport taxi levy advances Australias fares

first_imgWhen you’re next hailing a taxi at Sydney Airport expect to pay an extra 50cents as of next month after the airport announced that it would raise its taxi access fee to AUD3.50.An additional AUD1.00 will be charged for mini-buses, buses, coaches and limousines making the airports taxi levy the highest in the country.The hike in fees is attributed to Sydney Airport’s recently completed upgrade of their taxi rank aimed to ease congestion at the International terminal and the proposed upgrading of the domestic terminal rank later this year.The International terminal rank received an AUD2.8million upgrade and has provided an extra eight taxi spaces and improved access for maxi-cabs to assist in reducing the queuing time.The pending AUD1million upgrade of the domestic T2 terminal will increase the amount of taxi spaces from the current 10 to 15 vehicle spaces and provide a new undercover walkway from T2 to the public pick-up area.“Separating large vehicles from the taxi traffic will allow for more efficient traffic flow and reduce queuing time for passengers,” an airport spokesperson said.The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has criticized the airport regarding its fees and says no other Australian airport charges taxis more than AUD$3.00. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: S.Plast_img read more

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MBA Multifamily Origination Saw 60 Yearly Increase in 2011

first_img Share October 4, 2012 423 Views MBA: Multifamily Origination Saw 60% Yearly Increase in 2011 Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Investors JPMorgan Chase Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Bankers Association Service Providers Wells Fargo 2012-10-04 Tory Barringercenter_img Multifamily mortgage origination saw a major year-over-year increase in dollar volume in 2011, the “”Mortgage Bankers Association””:http://www.mbaa.org/default.htm (MBA) reported.[IMAGE][COLUMN_BREAK]According to the association, 2,653 different multifamily lenders provided a total of $110.1 billion in new mortgages for apartment buildings with five or more units. The dollar volume represents a 60 percent increase from 2010’s total.””The $110 billion of borrowing and lending backed by multifamily apartment buildings in 2011 was more than double the amount of just two years earlier,”” said Jamie Woodwell, MBA’s VP of commercial real estate research. “”The growth is testament to the improvements in both the underlying multifamily property markets and the broader capital markets.””Seventy-two percent of the active lenders made five or fewer multifamily loans over the year.Measured by total dollar volume, the top five multifamily lenders in 2011 were “”Wells Fargo””:https://www.wellsfargo.com/, “”JPMorgan Chase””:http://www.jpmorganchase.com/corporate/Home/home.htm, “”CBRE Capital Markets, Inc.””:http://capitalmarkets.cbre.com/, “”PNC Real Estate””:https://www.pnc.com/webapp/sec/RealEstateFinanceHP.do?siteArea=/PNC/Home/Corporate+and+Institutional/PNC+Real+Estate/Commercial+Real+Estate+Home, and “”Berkadia””:http://www.berkadia.com/default.aspx. in Data, Government, Originationlast_img read more

Our View Our lawmakers approve laws they know are unconstitutional

first_imgDeputies returned to the legislature, which was technically in recess, on Friday in order to vote on three laws that President Anastasiades had referred because they were in violation of the constitution. Despite being fully aware of the unconstitutionality of the laws, the opposition parties rejected the referrals of two of them, in a blatant show of utter contempt for the constitution.What does it say about the country when lawmakers approve laws they know are in violation of the constitution? More unnecessary work would be created for the Supreme Court, to which the president is now obliged to refer the unconstitutional laws for the ruling that is a foregone conclusion. These are the lengths, to which the populist political parties will go in order to pander to the public.The bill regarding the payment of a state pension to widowers, submitted by the government, would have been applicable from this year, but Akel and Greens amended it so it would be applicable retroactively. As a result, the cost of €3.4 million budgeted by the government would increase more than 10 times to €42.3m this year. By 2020 the government expected to pay €20m, but with the amendment the cost for the three years would balloon to €130m.Everyone knew the amendment was unconstitutional because it would lead to an increase in state expenditure, but the parties approved it because the government’s law was deemed unfair. Defending the legislature’s irresponsibility, the shameless populist, Giorgos Perdikis proposed that the government could cover the extra cost by increasing the contributions of workers and businesses to the social insurance fund! Everyone should have their monthly disposable income reduced so that Perdikis could pose as the caring populist who supports the welfare of widowers.Meanwhile, the rest of the opposition parties voted against the referral because the law was “unjust”, discriminating against men that had become widowers before 2018. They knew they were fighting a lost cause, but wanted to score a few, cheap political points; perhaps they felt they would win the widower vote in the next elections.The parties also rejected the referral of the law, which they amended so as to prevent the government introducing exams every four months at public schools. They suspended the implementation of law for a year, in order to satisfy the teaching unions that opposed it. This was a clear case of interference in the authorities of the executive – a violation of the separation of powers safeguarded by the constitution – but such matter do not concern our country’s lawmakers.You May LikeReal Income Solo AdsSolo Ad Vendor | Real Income Solo AdsReal Income Solo AdsUndoHome Pets Online StoreDogs Mats Archives | Pets Online StoreHome Pets Online StoreUndoTopsJournal.xyz10 Most Beautiful Places In IndiaTopsJournal.xyzUndo Britain preparing for a no-deal BrexitUndoProperty owners price themselves out of the marketUndoTwo of serial killer’s victims buried in PhilippinesUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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