Northern First Nation asks neighbouring town to nix alcohol at events

first_imgIman Kassam APTN National NewsA chief in the Northwest Territories is asking a nearby town to stop serving booze at community events.A recent event saw nine people taken into custody.But the chief and mayor don’t see eye-to-eye.last_img

Hirunika steps down from politics

Hirunika Premachandra is currently studying law and she says once her law exams are over she will decide on her next step. She also expressed confidence in the judiciary to get justice for the murder of her father.Report by Indika Sri Aravinda “It is hard to do politics in Sri Lanka. I have spoken to my family and I will decide about my political future at the right time,” she said. Hirunika Premachandra has decided to temporarily step down from politics on the basis that the political climate is not favorable for her.Premachandra, the daughter of slain politician Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra, said that she also needs proper backing to get fully engaged in politics. read more

George Michaels boyfriend Fadi says the truth is out after coroner finds

first_imgMichael’s boyfriend, Fadi Fawaz, tweeted a black and white photograph of the him being embraced by Michael with the caption: “The Truth is out…”Fawaz also hit out at the negative publicity he endured in the weeks following George’s death and in particular the leaked 999 call of his attempt to revive the singer after finding him lifeless in bed.He tweeted: “All the nasty comments, press and 999 were very cruel and unnecessary whatsoever, Now I hope to receive some real LOVE x.” In some cases, it is an inherited condition. Otherwise, it can be caused by viral infections, uncontrolled high blood pressure, problems with the heart valves or excessive drinking. George Michael died of natural causes from dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and fatty liver, a coroner has said.The 53-year-old was found dead at his home in Goring-on-Thames on Christmas Day.Darren Salter, Oxfordshire’s senior coroner, said in a statement: “Inquiries into the death of George Michael have been concluded and the final post-mortem report received.”As there is a confirmed natural cause of death, being dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and fatty liver, the investigation is being discontinued and there is no need for an inquest or any further inquiries.”No further updates will be provided and the family requests the media and public respect their privacy.” The Truth is out… pic.twitter.com/F07TxE8T2a— Fadi Fawaz (@fadifawaz) March 7, 2017 Floral tributes outside the home of George Michael in Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire Michael, who rose to fame as the frontman of Wham! and had chart-topping hits including Last Christmas and Freedom, suffered health scares and fought drug addiction for years.Dilated cardiomyopathy is a disease of the heart muscle. It becomes stretched and thin, which affects how blood is able to pump around the body. Floral tributes outside the home of George Michael in Goring-on-Thames, OxfordshireCredit:Steve Parsons/PAcenter_img Myocarditis is inflammation in or around the heart and is usually caused by a viral, bacterial or fungal infection.Symptoms include pain or tightness in the chest which can spread to other parts of the body. Ridgeley said: “On Christmas Day 2016, the greatest singer-songwriter of his generation, an icon of his era and my beloved friend George Michael was lost.”He described Michael as a “supernova” and that his death “felt like the sky had fallen in”.At the Grammys, Adele performed a slowed-down version of Michael’s song Fast Love after restarting her first rendition, saying the tribute was “too important”. Tributes were paid to the singer at the recent Brit and Grammy awards ceremonies.Coldplay frontman Chris Martin sang alongside Michael’s rendition of his ballad A Different Corner at the Brits while clips from his career were played.The performance followed a tearful speech from Michael’s former Wham! bandmate Andrew Ridgeley and the band’s backing singers Helen DeMacque and Shirlie Holliman, otherwise known as Pepsi & Shirlie. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is caused by a build-up of fat in the liver and is usually seen in people who are overweight or obese.A different type of fatty liver disease is caused by excessive drinking and is known as alcoholic fatty liver disease.Michael’s former partner Kenny Goss has previously said he believed the pop superstar’s body “just gave up”. 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

Bank of mum and dad sees average parents spending £18000 on supporting

The bank of mum and dad sees average parents spending £18,000 on supporting grown up children.Around 17 percent of over-55s who provide financial help to loved ones will be, if they are not already, worse off, Legal & General and the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) found.One in 10 said they felt less financially secure and 4 percent said they had postponed retirement after supporting family or friends onto the housing ladder.The research, which surveyed more than 2000 lenders, also found that women were found to be more likely than men to have accepted a lower standard of living after providing financial support.–– ADVERTISEMENT ––People approaching retirement aged 55 to 64 were also particularly likely to be feeling the strain – with money being siphoned from places such as pension pots, downsizing to smaller homes and equity release to help younger generations.Legal & General found that, based on the average contribution by the Bank of Mum and Dad, an over-55 household could expect to be £18,000 worse off on average after providing financial support.The research also found that the “bank” lenders were unlikely to take advice in regard to the impact their giving may have on their own financial future.Before gifting money to help family or friends onto the housing ladder, more than 77 percent did not speak to a professional adviser or even seek information online.Chris Knight, chief executive officer at Legal & General retail retirement, said: “Parents and grandparents across the UK are often digging deep into their pension pots to support loved ones, balancing the housing needs of their children and grandchildren with their own retirement goals.”Worryingly, in the majority of cases, these individuals aren’t taking advice before they ‘lend’.”He said the financial services sector should re-think how it communicates with people and continued: “It means getting people thinking about retirement income earlier, helping them build their retirement plan and laying out all the options available to them.”If we can do this, we can help people to be this generous without leaving themselves short – helping their family onto the property ladder, but also ensuring they have the best retirement they can.” 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. read more

Theofania Festival

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Theofania or Blessing of the Waters ceremony is held to commemorate the religious feast of the Baptism of Our Lord, in the River Jordan by St. John the Baptist. This event is organised under the auspices of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia and is held on the Sunday in January following Epiphany day. In 2012 it will be held on January 8 at Station Pier Port Melbourne. It is an exciting and colourful festival full of tradition and cultural festivities. The ceremony of Theofania involves the Bishop blessing the waters and releasing white doves, symbolising the Holy Spirit. As a sign of peace and goodwill, the Bishop then throws the traditional blessed wooden Cross into the sea. Young people then dive from a fishing craft into the sea, in an attempt to retrieve the Cross. It is a traditional belief that whoever retrieves the Cross receives God’s blessings. The successful diver also receives a golden chain with a crucifix from the Archdiocese to commemorate the event. All other divers also receive a commemorative medallion from the Bishop. After the religious ceremony, the festivities commence with traditional food, music and folk dancing which takes place at centre stage. There are also rides and activities for both children and adults. This event is being held this year for the 28th consecutive year. It draws crowds of up to 5,000 throughout the day. Melburnians, irrespective of ethnic background, have participated and enjoyed the cultural festivities of the day.last_img read more

Reconnaissance faciale Android 40 ne va pas audelà des apparences

first_imgReconnaissance faciale : Android 4.0 ne va pas au-delà des apparencesDébloquer son appareil en se plaçant devant l’appareil photo : l’idée semblait bonne. Sauf qu’il suffit d’une photo de l’utilisateur pour la contourner…La reconnaissance faciale est une des nouveautés d’Android 4.0, alias Ice Cream Sandwich. Elle permet d’effectuer, lors des prises de photos, la mise au point sur les visages, mais aussi le déverrouillage de l’appareil simplement en lui montrant un visage préenregistré (notre photo). À lire aussiL’App-Shop d’Amazon enfin disponible en FranceMais un blogueur a mis la main sur un Galaxy Nexus, et a testé cette fonctionnalité avec une photo. Le verdict est simple : l’appareil n’y voit que du feu. Il suffirait donc de prendre une photo de l’utilisateur avant de lui subtiliser son appareil… L’outil sera sans doute renforcé d’ici la sortie officielle. Mais parviendra-t-il à faire la différence entre 2D et 3D ? Au pire, il suffira de réactiver le bon vieux code…Le 15 novembre 2011 à 18:05 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Microsoft Reveals The Beastly Surface Studio AllInOne

first_imgIt’s a touchscreen, of course, and it works with Surface accessories. Not just the Surface Pen that came with your Surface Pro or Surface Book, either. They’ve created a slick jog-dial control called, fittingly, the Surface Dial. Set it on the Surface Studio and a context-aware radial menu springs into view, letting you easily control an application with one hand while you sketch, retouch, highlight, write, or otherwise multitask with the other.Surface Studio’s unprecedented versatility adjusts to every step of your creative process. #MicrosoftEvent pic.twitter.com/cruyJInfPF— Surface UK (@Surface_UK) October 26, 2016 Beneath that screen, tucked into a forged aluminum shell, is the rest of the hardware that makes the Surface Studio tick. The base configuration features a 6th-gen Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, a dedicated GPU with 2GB, and a 1TB SSD. It’s priced at $2,999.But hey, if you’re already in for three grand, why not go all the way? The top-end Surface Studio — with a Core i7, 32GB of RAM, 4GB GPU, and a 2TB drive will only cost you another $1,200, for a blazing total of $4,200.Expensive? Sure, but they’re throwing in native support for Xbox controllers and a microphone array that lets you use Cortana from across the room. And let’s face it: if the price puts you off, you’re not Microsoft’s target customer anyway.The way it’s built — and the way it’s priced — the Surface Studio isn’t even the iMac competitor some are making it out to be. This is a specialized piece of hardware, and people who think they can benefit from owning it won’t be afraid to pay for it. While the rest of us were busy putting the finishing touches on our David S. Pumpkins costumes, Microsoft was showing off new hardware. Their biggest reveal: the Surface Studio all-in-one.There are loads of Windows all-in-ones on the market, but the Surface Studio is dramatically different. It starts with the screen: a precisely calibrated 28-inch panel that boasts better-than-4k resolution. It packs 13.5 million pixels in total, which works out to 192ppi. A 4k display that size would come in around 158ppi or so.last_img read more

Hedrick throws his support to Herrera

first_imgHeck, Herrera come out swingingTea Party Republican David W. Hedrick, who finished third in Tuesday’s top two primary for the open 3rd Congressional District seat, said Wednesday he’ll support state Rep. Jaime Herrera, R-Camas, in the general election campaign.“I like Jaime. I have a lot of respect for her,” he said. “She’s run an honorable campaign. It’s been clean between our two camps.”Hedrick, a Camas management consultant, won 13.5 percent of the vote districtwide in Wednesday returns, outpolling Republican David Castillo, a former Bush administration official who had been campaigning for the seat for 14 months.Hedrick said the mainstream news media failed to take seriously his campaign and the campaign of U.S. Senate candidate Clint Didier, a Tea Party candidate and former pro football player who made headlines when he won the endorsement of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. Didier had 12.2 percent of the vote in Wednesday statewide returns. Some political observers expected him to make a stronger showing against U.S. Sen. Patty Murray and GOP front-runner Dino Rossi.last_img read more

The Morning Press Super Bowl highlights poverty Sochi

first_img There are rumors of cold and clear. Check out the local weather forecast here.Here are some of the weekend’s top stories and news you may have missed:Win elates Seahawks fans from Vancouver to New YorkWhen Mike and Brittney Gutierrez found their chairs, they figured to be settling in for a football game.It turns out those seats were for a four-hour thrill ride.The couple and other Seahawks fans bounced up from those seats often during Seattle’s 43-8 Super Bowl domination of Denver on Sunday.They were among hundreds of rowdy fans at Big Al’s in east Vancouver. Aside from two tables of Broncos fans near the front, the crowd was decidedly pro-Seahawks.Fans jumped and high-fived when Seattle scored a safety on the game’s first play.Fans threw Skittles around the restaurant when Marshawn Lynch’s touchdown put Seattle ahead 15-0 in the second quarter.And when the game ended, long-suffering Northwest sports fans rejoiced in the region’s first major pro sports championship since the SuperSonics won the NBA title in 1979.Sunday’s Super Bowl was extra special for Mike Gutierrez. A Navy veteran, he was stationed in the Persian Gulf during Seattle’s only other Super Bowl appearance in 2006.Read the full story here. See more game coverage here. Aaron Kraft and his wife, Peggy Kraft, try to get along while watching Super Bowl XLVIII at Big Al’s, Sunday.last_img read more

Of myth magic and mysticism

first_imgExploring the mythical and magical world of Shamans, Anu Malhotra’s documentary The Shamans of the Himalayas unveils the mystery that surrounds their life. Millennium Post speaks to the filmmaker about the eye-opening experiences she encountered while helming the documentary.This documentary will be telecast as a four part series on Discovery Channel this month.What prompted your interest in the Shamanistic traditions of Kullu Manali?Manali is one of my favourite travel destinations. Whenever I went there, I made friends and listened to their stories. I encountered scenes on the streets that fired my imagination. Out of curiosity, I asked people about the things I observed. They told me that in these areas, every village has its own deity and each deity, its own ‘Gur’ or shaman. That’s where the idea of my documentary emerged. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’It took you over two years to make this documentary, tell us what kept you going on during that phase?The overview of the Shamanistic culture itself is very fascinating. It’s almost a faraway world from our city-centric lives; a world where everything is alive- the rocks, the leaves, and the atmosphere around. That is what physics says as well. Shamanistic traditions emphasize upon an interconnected web of life; you disturb its balance, and its repercussions come back to you. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixYou had already researched extensively on this theme before you hit the ground. Still, during the course of the film, was there anything that left you flabbergasted? Share an anecdote with us. I was shooting Gur Tularam, a shaman of goddess Hadimba in the Kullu valley. Hadimba is a demon goddess. When Tularam goes into a trance, it’s terrifying to see him as he turns violent over a period of time. I could feel his waves of energy travelling to me and I was left flabbergasted with goosebumps on my skin. Shooting this four-hour -long documentary was a massive exercise. I remember chasing a procession of Shamans. I was almost jumping around with my small camera to keep up with their pace. There has been a pattern to your documentaries; you seem to be travelling to a new state with every fresh documentary you make. I started my television career in the 90s with travel shows. During that time, I used to drive or travel around the country all the time. Wherever I went, I found a new culture, a different way of life. This is what inspires me to document the fragile and vulnerable aspects of life in India for posterity. If these cultures get lost with the passage of time, a way of life will be lost, leaving us empty for forever.last_img read more

Only Actionable SEO Can Help Companies Achieve Their Business Goals

first_imgAugust 1, 2016 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now » Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Businesses often under-leverage SEO. Companies spend significant money on paid search while balking at investing in significantly in organic search. This is in spite of studies that show four out of five users click on organic listings because users consider them to be more credible.This situation often frustrates SEOs. Based on our conversations with business folks as well as personal experiences in managing businesses in large companies, we’ve uncovered a number of reasons why businesses struggle to use SEO teams well. Here are the three main causes — and what you and your SEO team can do about it.1. Misaligned goals.SEO teams often focus on keywords and ranks. But the business world cares about actual revenues.In theory, these should be aligned. If you rank higher, you should get more traffic and therefore attract more customers, sales and revenue. In reality, this doesn’t always happen. Google doesn’t pass the keyword parameter with organic search. It makes SEO efforts somewhat blind. And not all keywords have equal impact, a fact not taken into account by most keyword-tracking and rankings systems.You get what you measure for: When SEO teams focus on number of keywords ranked on page one, they might get quite a few to pop in the results even if those words don’t have a business impact. SEO teams would do well to make downstream metrics a primary objective. Eventually, conversions and sales should be the primary metric. If SEO teams track themselves against those metrics and hold themselves to sales goals, they’ll be much more relevant in their results for the organization.Related: Building a Keyword-Driven Content-Marketing Strategy is Key2. Customer vs. search-engine speak.Search often is at the center when SEOs ask for website changes. But just as often, these changes don’t align with the customer experience. Over time, businesspeople develop a misconception that user experience and SEO cannot be optimized together. They begin to believe SEO is about somehow fixing your page for search engines — sadly, to the detriment of customer experience.Nothing could be further from truth. Search engines also focus on delivering a great customer experience. SEOs must understand the user experience and place that interaction at the center of their website recommendations. Even so, search engines can struggle to read the signals on the page. This is precisely when SEO expertise is needed to translate user intent in a way that search engines can recognize.Related: How to Ace Content for Search EnginesHere’s one example: Suppose your website features a powerful image that communicates your product’s value proposition. Because search engines can’t read the image, your page won’t be ranked for product-related terms. SEOs can help ensure the “tag” embedded in the image’s metadata describes the value proposition. Explained this way to a business owner, SEO becomes much more valid as a means to interpet the page for search engines. SEO professionals who take this approach will find leaders more receptive to their ideas because customer experience and SEO no longer are pitted as trade-offs. Even better, SEO experts can use analytics from Google to illustrate how rankings for particular terms have a real business impact. 3. Internal competition.On the enterprise website, multiple pages often compete for the same keywords. It’s not uncommon for these pages to “belong” to different divisions within a company.SEO teams need to bridge the gap to ensure keyword overlaps work with each other, not at cross-purposes. To accomplish this, SEOs must understand the holistic business strategy. They’ll pose and answer questions such as, “Which of our company’s products is the best fit for this keyword?”Keep in mind that two, competing webpages can split the SEO impact and return a net ranking of zero. It’s important to clarify which pages best serve the user’s intent when he or she enters a particular keyword. Related: Be Sure to Balance SEO and User Experience in Your Web PageResources exist for businesses to leverage search engine optimization much more significantly. To meet the challenge, SEOs must transform themselves into team leaders who develop a deeper understanding of business, align business goals and translate for search engines the individual and collective intent of the company’s web pages. The result is a win for SEOs, the business and its customers. last_img read more

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first_img Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications Related Content 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 News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more News | January 30, 2012 Study Highlights CyberKnife SBRT Benefits for Treatment of Central Lung Tumors CyberKnife System Broadens Range of Lung Cancer Patients Treatable with SBRT News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more center_img News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more January 30, 2012 — Accuray Incorporated, a radiation oncology company, announced publication of a study demonstrating the benefits of the CyberKnife robotic radiosurgery system in treating central lung tumors. Historically, the treatment of central lung tumors using gantry-based stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) has been challenging and required a great deal of accuracy to avoid risks of damaging critical structures, such as the airway, esophagus and heart, which can result in serious complications including death and leaving patients with fewer, less effective and sometimes only palliative options. This study, published in the January 2012 online issue of Radiotherapy & Oncology (commonly known as the Green Journal), demonstrated that the CyberKnife system, which leverages the Synchrony respiratory tracking system and lung optimized treatment to non-invasively track and correct for respiratory motion, allows clinicians to deliver lung SBRT to patients with central lung lesions with minimal toxicity, sparing surrounding healthy tissue, such as the esophagus, trachea and heart while also providing high levels of tumor control.The study, “Outcome of Four-Dimensional Stereotactic Radiotherapy for Centrally Located Lung Tumors,” reports on 56 patients (39 with primary lung cancer and 17 with metastatic tumors) treated with CyberKnife lung SBRT who were ineligible for surgery or chemotherapy, refused surgery or chemotherapy, or had an inoperable tumor. Local tumor control was 91 percent for the entire group at one year and 76 percent for the entire group at two years. The analysis of toxicity rates demonstrated that there were no serious complications, reporting no acute grade three esophagitis, no grade four (life threatening/disabling) or five (fatal) toxicities in the patients treated.”In this study, we were able to achieve two-year tumor control and overall survival for centrally located lung tumors comparable to what is generally reported for SBRT treatment of peripheral lung tumors without putting patients at risk for complications or serious toxicities,” said Joost Nuyttens, M.D., Ph.D., at Erasmus MC Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center in Rotterdam, Netherlands, and lead author of the study. “By taking advantage of the CyberKnife System’s radiosurgical accuracy and image guidance capabilities, the Synchrony System allows us to track centrally located tumors as they move with respiration and correct for tumor motion throughout treatment. This allows us to deliver the high doses required to treat lung tumors without increasing the impact to surrounding healthy tissue, something that was difficult to do with gantry-based SBRT systems.”For more information: www.accuray.com 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 Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… 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 | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more last_img read more

Patient Complexity Subspecialization Impact List Prices for Radiologists Services

first_img The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more Videos | AAPM | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care Cynthia McColl… read more August 15, 2017 — A new study by the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute finds that patient condition complexity and subspecialization are primary factors affecting radiologist services list price variation. The researchers evaluated the 2014 Medicare Physician and Other Supplier Public Use File to identify submitted charges (“list prices”) and payments for radiologists’ services. The report is published online in the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR).“The results found that the higher charges for radiologists’ services demonstrate consistent patterns of variation and are most strongly seen for those serving higher complexity patients,” said Andrew Rosenkrantz, M.D., MPA, lead study author and a Neiman Institute affiliate research fellow. He also added that, “Additional higher price predictors for radiologists include having a subspecialized practice pattern, with interventional radiologists having the highest price markups.”Rosenkrantz and his colleagues found that among 26,715 radiologists nationally, the mean charge-to-payment ratio was 4.2. A greater charge-to-payment ratio was most strongly predicted for those serving higher-complexity patients. A higher charge-to-payment ratio was also observed among radiologists with a teaching institutional affiliation, in larger practices and in rural areas. Subspecialists were observed to have higher charge-to-payment ratios than generalists. Among subspecialties, the greatest charge-to-payment ratios were for breast imaging and interventional radiology. “As price transparency initiatives expand, radiologists should be aware of how and why their list prices compare with local and national benchmarks,” noted Richard Duszak, M.D., FACR, professor and vice chair for health policy and practice in the department of radiology and imaging sciences at Emory University and senior affiliate research fellow at the Neiman Institute.For more information: www.neimanhpi.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Radiology Business | August 15, 2017 Patient Complexity, Subspecialization Impact List Prices for Radiologists’ Services Neiman Institute study finds prices are generally higher for subspecialists, radiologists who serve higher-complexity patients Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more Feature | Radiology Business | July 23, 2019 | Greg Freiherr Liars in Radiology Beware! Can you tell when someone is lying? read more Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough explains new advances in CT technologyPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 13:56Loaded: 1.17%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -13:56 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Graphic courtesy of Pixabaycenter_img Feature | Radiology Imaging | July 29, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Imaging Market in U.S. Could Rise In Coming Years The coming years may be good for the medical imaging community in the United States. But they will not be easy. read more Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough discusses bridging diversity gaps in medical physicsPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 6:05Loaded: 2.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -6:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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News | Radiology Imaging | July 22, 2019 AHRA and Canon Medical Systems Support the 12th Annual Putting Patients First Program For the past twelve years, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. has partnered with read more Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more Related Content Body language expert Traci Brown spoke at the AHRA 2019 meeting on how to identify when a person is not being honest by their body language. She said medical imaging department administrators can use this knowledge to help in hiring decisions and managing staff.  Feature | Information Technology | July 31, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How Smart Devices Can Improve Efficiency Innovation is trending toward improved efficiency — but not at the expense of patient safety, according to… read more Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McColl… read more last_img read more

Hard Rock to open its first hotel in Costa Rica

first_imgHard Rock International will build its first resort in Costa Rica in the province of Guanacaste, the company announced on itswebsite.The all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel Papagayo is set to open by early 2018. The 294-room resort will be located 30 minutes from Liberia’s Daniel Oduber International Airport.The resort will provide travelers with easy access to the Gulf of Papagayo, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Costa Rica’s northern Pacific area.Global head of hotel development Marco Roca said Costa Rica has seen a steady rise in international arrivals.“The country’s worldwide appeal aligns with our development strategy, deeply rooted in expanding into desirable locations,” he said.The Costa Rica resort will boast brand exclusive offerings such as a full-service rock spa and the music amenity program, offering free in-room Fender guitar checkouts. It will cater to multigenerational leisure travelers and will offer family-friendly offerings, such as the brand’s signature hangouts exclusively for younger guests.The company also plans to offer a vast array of dining options, ranging from an all-day buffet restaurant to four a la carte eateries, including a U.S.-style steak house, an Asian restaurant, an Italian trattoria and an “internationally inspired eatery.”“We look forward to electrifying the destination with a musically-charged differentiated product never before seen in the area,” Roca said.Joint ventureHard Rock International will develop the project through a partnership with tour operator Sunwing Travel Group, eyeing future growth within Latin America, the company reported.Hard Rock International owns the world’s greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Locations include venues in 74 countries, including 175 cafes, 24 hotels and 11 casinos.There are two Hard Rock Cafes in Costa Rica. The first one opened in 2013 in the province of Heredia and the second opened in Playas del Coco, Guanacaste, in 2015.[Editor’s note: The original information received about the development, and published in the original version of this story, was that the resort would open in 2019. We were informed following publication by a Hard Rock representative that the resort is now slated to open in early 2018. The story has been updated with this information.] Facebook Comments Related posts:Krispy Kreme Doughnuts to open in Costa Rica Crate & Barrel to invest $4 million in its first Costa Rica store IHOP looking for investors to open in Costa Rica Construction of Discovery Costa Rica set to begin in 2018last_img read more

Korea Tourism to organise Korea Festival in Delhi

first_imgThe Korea Tourism Organisation will be organising a two day Korea Festival showcasing Korea’s rich art, culture and heritage on November 25-26, 2017 at Ambience Mall, Gurugram, Delhi-NCR in a bid to give a glimpse into the rich Korean culture.With this initiative, the Korea Tourism Organisation aims to acquaint the Indian tourists with famous South Korean tourist destinations, delicacies, local culture and the country’s legacy. The festival will also feature Korea’s specialities like face and mask painting, hangeul calligraphy, video gallery displaying Korean history and cultural assets. A live stage performance by Korean Pop groups and non-verbal artists is scheduled to enthral the audience. The tourism booths will promote Korean tourist attractions at the festival.Speaking on the Korea Festival 2017, Jong Sool Kwon, Director Korea Tourism Organisation said, “The bilateral relationship between Indian and South Korea is based on a long history of friendship and it has grown in various aspects. There needs to be a mutual understanding of each other’s legacy, history and culture. Such festivals help in a great way to fortify and deepen the understanding.”He further added, “Indian outbound travel to South Korea has risen to three-fold in the past decade. In 2016 approx two million Indian travellers visited South Korea and the numbers are growing with an average rate of 10-15% year on year. We hope to reach a large section of aspiring Indian travellers and tap into exponentially growing Indian tourism sector through the Korea festival.  We are positive that the endeavour will highlight Korean splendour in its true spirit to our Indian friends.”The festival will witness participation from regional tourism boards and related organisations such as Gyeonggi Tourism Organization, Gimhae City, Busan Metropolitan City, Busan Tourism Organization, Jeollabuk Do, Gwangju Metropolitan City, Gwangju Convention & Visitors Bureau, Incheon International Airport Corporation and Visit Korea Committee showcasing different aspects of the country and facilitating on the spot purchase.last_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the enewsletter Go back to the enewsletterEmirates has introduced 3D seat models on their homepage emirates.com/au, becoming the first airline to introduce web virtual reality (VR) technology on its digital platform.The 3D seat model is a visualisation engine that displays an immersive 3D 360-degree view of the interior of the Emirates A380 (upper and lower decks) and the Emirates Boeing 777, giving customers a chance to explore their seats, the spacious cabin and the Emirates on-board product.This new feature allows users to navigate through all classes of cabin, including Business and First Class, as well as the On-board Lounge and Shower Spa on the Emirates A380 using navigational hotspots.“We are pleased to be the world’s first airline to introduce this cutting edge web VR technology, which offers our customers an immersive opportunity to learn more about the fantastic Emirates experience before they step on board,” said Alex Knigge, Emirates’ Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, Marketing and Brand (Digital).The immersive experience is now available for the three class Emirates A380 but will soon include renderings of Emirates’ entire fleet including all configurations of the A380 and Boeing 777 aircraft.Users can enjoy hands-free cabin navigation and seat selection by using any VR headset like Google Cardboard.Customers accessing emirates.com/au via their mobile devices or the Emirates app for iOS and Android will also be able to explore their seats before checking in online with the 3D seat map.The tool allows customers to navigate from one seat to another, and even allows potential customers to book their preferred seats from within the 3D environment.last_img read more

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