UN Security Council welcomes Iraqs Government agrees on Development Fund

In a press statement, the 15-member Council also “urged all Iraqis to participate peacefully in the political process and demanded that those who use violence lay down their arms.”“They reiterated their encouragement to the new Government to work tirelessly to promote national reconciliation and an atmosphere in which sectarianism is rejected,” and the Council also “welcomed the progress made in recruiting, training and equipping Iraqi security forces and their increasing responsibilities on the ground.”“Members of the Security Council continued to look forward to the day Iraqi forces assume full responsibility for the maintenance of security and stability in Iraq, thus allowing the completion of the MNF mandate. They also reiterated the importance for all forces promoting the maintenance of security and stability in Iraq to act in accordance with international law, including obligations under international humanitarian law.”In her briefing to the Council, Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Angela Kane acknowledged the killings and instability in the country, but said that despite this Iraq had completed a three-year political transition with the formation of its first constitutionally-elected Government and this was cause for some optimism.“While it may be understandable that, due to their transitory character, previous Governments were unable to take some of the hard decisions required to address the urgent needs of the Iraqi people, the establishment of a constitutionally-elected Government for a full four-year term offers new hope,” she said.Ms. Kane said that over the past three years Iraq’s transition had moved from the Governing Council to the Interim Government and the Transitional Government, culminating with Iraq’s first constitutionally-elected Government led by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.The other officials who also spoke to the Council painted a similar picture, with United States Ambassador John Bolton – speaking on behalf of the 29 countries making up the Multinational Force in Iraq – and the country’s Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, also acknowledging the difficult and dangerous security situation.In his comments, Ambassador Bolton highlighted that the latest reporting period included the killing on 7 June of al-Qaida leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and one of his key associates, Sheikh abd Al-Rahman, although he said the organization still posed a threat.“The measure of success will be the dawn of the day when the Iraqi people are fully able to secure their own safety, freedom and prosperity,” he said.In his briefing to the Council, Iraq’s Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari also highlighted al-Zarqawi’s killing but added that security operations must go hand in hand with initiatives to promote national consensus, tolerance, justice and respect for human rights.“With the formation of the new full-term Government and recent elimination of the most notorious terrorist, al-Zarqawi, we sense great momentum among the Iraqi people, and a very real chance to turn our situation around,” he told the Council members.“This is the beginning of a new chapter in Iraq’s transformation from dictatorship to a sovereign, peaceful and prosperous federal democracy as voted by the Iraqi people.” read more

Un tigre de lAmour espèce menacée abattu en Russie

first_imgUn tigre de l’Amour, espèce menacée, abattu en Russie A quelques jours d’un sommet international pour la protection des tigres de l’Amour, l’un d’entre eux vient d’être abattu par des braconniers.   Selon une estimation d’IFAW (fonds international pour la protection des animaux), une quarantaine de tigres sont abattus chaque année en Russie. Le tigre qui est mort lundi a été tué par des braconniers qui ont été arrêtés, mais la chose est rare. Ils risquent six mois de prison. Une estimation montre qu’avec 5% des individus tués par an, si rien n’est fait, la population entière disparaîtra dans 50 ans. À lire aussiCes 18 animaux méconnus à l’aspect étonnant pourraient disparaître avant vousCet incident est survenu alors que la Russie accueille du 21 au 24 novembre un sommet des 13 pays qui abritent encore ce félin, aussi appelé tigre de Sibérie (Bangladesh, Bhoutan, Cambodge, Chine, Inde, Indonésie, Laos, Malaisie, Birmanie, Népal, Thaïlande, Vietnam). L’objectif sera de faire passer à 7.000 individus d’ici à 2022 la population de tigres dans le monde, le tigre de l’Amour étant classé dans la catégorie II en tant qu’espèce vulnérable, menacée d’extinction. Seule la Russie a vu augmenter le nombre de ses tigres, passant de 100 à plus de 450 individus en 50 ans.  Le dernier recensement de 2005 dénombrait 334 à 417 tigres de l’Amour adultes pour 97 à 112 petits dans l’Extrême Orient russe. Le tigre de l’Amour est une des sous-espèces de tigres les plus massives. Si on le mesure en tenant compte de sa queue, il atteint trois mètres de long. Les femelles pèsent en moyenne 130 kilogrammes et les mâles 190 kilogrammes. Mais certains d’entre eux peuvent facilement peser jusqu’à 350 kilogrammes. Leur fourrure est plus pâle que chez les autres espèces, rayée de bandes brunes ou noires transversales. Ils se nourrissent essentiellement de cerfs, de sangliers et de chevreuils.Le 20 novembre 2010 à 10:05 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Neige aux EtatsUnis NewYork quasiment bloquée

first_imgNeige aux Etats-Unis : New-York quasiment bloquéeDes mesures de prudence ont été prises hier par les autorités New-Yorkaises suite à la tempête de neige qui s’était abattue la nuit précédente sur la ville, où le trafic routier, ferroviaire et aérien a été fortement perturbé.Le siège de l’Onu à New-York a dû rester porte close hier, pour cause d’intempéries : ce ne sont pas 35 centimètres de neige, comme l’avaient prévu les services météorologiques, qui encombraient au matin les trottoirs de la ville, mais 50. Les établissements scolaires sont également restés fermés ainsi que d’autres administrations, conséquence du “snow day”  décrété par le maire, une procédure lancée 7 fois seulement depuis 1978.Plus de 1.000 vols ont dû être annulés sur les trois aéroports de la région, à cause d’une visibilité réduite et de vents dépassant les 100 km/h. La circulation des métros et autobus a été perturbée, parfois stoppée, tandis que les trains de banlieue avançaient au ralenti, et les autorités ont invité les automobilistes à la prudence. De telles chutes de neige  ont été observées dans tout l’est du pays, entre  Washington et le  Canada, bloquant les routes et obligeant de nombreux conducteurs à abandonner leur véhicule, bloqué par la neige. 100.000 foyers ont connu des coupures d’électricité dans la région.   Le 28 janvier 2011 à 11:59 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Des cellules souches de la moëlle épinière spécifiquement destinées aux plaquettes sanguines

first_imgDes cellules souches de la moëlle épinière spécifiquement destinées aux plaquettes sanguinesUne équipe de chercheurs anglais vient de mettre en évidence des cellules souches de la moëlle épinière spécialement affectées à la production de plaquettes sanguines chez les souris.Les plaquettes sont des éléments indispensables de notre sang. C’est grâce à elles que le sang peut coaguler et que la cicatrisation est possible. Avec une durée de vie de seulement quelques jours, les dons de plaquettes sont compliqués et peu avantageux. Une équipe de chercheurs anglais vient de mettre en évidence les cellules souches à leur origine chez les souris, ouvrant la voie à des synthèses in vitro, ou même in vivo, chez les patients sous traitement chimio-thérapeutique.Filet de pêcheLes éléments figurés du sang désignent l’ensemble des cellules sanguines : globules rouges, blancs, plaquettes, etc. Ils dérivent tous de cellules souches de la moelle épinière, qui renouvellent notre sang à hauteur de plusieurs millions de cellules par seconde. Dans le cas des plaquettes (ou thrombocytes), après plusieurs étapes intermédiaires, une grosse cellule va libérer 5 à 7 plaquettes dans le sang, qui sont en fait des fragments de cellule dépourvus de noyau.En cas de saignement, les plaquettes s’agglomèrent près de la blessure, et, tel un filet de pêche, va capturer des autres cellules ainsi que des molécules fibreuses pour boucher l’ouverture.Des transferts compliquésChez les malades du cancer, il arrive souvent que le réservoir de plaquette s’amenuise dangereusement, à cause de la maladie ou du traitement. En conséquence, des saignements excessifs sont possibles et peuvent même devenir mortels dans les semaines suivant la chimiothérapie. Tout comme chez les malades ayant subi une greffe de moelle osseuse et pour qui le stock de plaquettes prend du temps à se renouveler.Ces patients ont donc besoin de transferts de plaquettes, chose rendue difficile par la faible durée de vie de celles-ci (8 à 10 jours). C’est pourquoi les recherches pour augmenter rapidement la production de plaquettes intéressent les chercheurs, et la découverte de leur origine pourrait bien changer la donne.D’abord les identifier chez les humains À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?”Nous avions tendance à penser qu’il n’existait qu’un seul type de cellules souches sanguines qui donneraient naissance à toutes les cellules du sang. Mais nous en avons identifié un nouveau type, dont la fonction principale est de produire les plaquettes” explique le professeur Sten Eirik Jacobsen de l’université d’Oxford, qui publie sa découverte dans la revue Nature.”Maintenant que nous savons qu’elles existent, nous pouvons penser à développer des stratégies pour améliorer leur production, soit par génération in vitro dans un récipient, ou alors directement dans le patient qui renouvellera plus rapidement son stock. Mais d’abord, ils nous faut les mettre en évidence chez l’humain et comprendre comment elles sont régulées.”Dans leur étude, les chercheurs ont réussi à renouveler 10% du stock de plaquettes chez des souris en injectant une seule cellule souche de plaquette. Ils prévoient de continuer leurs travaux afin de déterminer si cette méthode peut être appliquée chez les humains.Le 19 août 2013 à 09:45 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Gothams Hatter is still scary the second time around

first_img NYCC 18: The Cast of Gotham On Bane, Batman and Saying GoodbyeDC TV Comes to NYCC, Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker Grin & More DC News Batman villains are at their best when they scare the living crap out of us. That’s why we love The Joker so much. It’s why Scarecrow’s sequence in Batman: Arkham Asylum is the one we all remember. And it’s why the introduction of the Mad Hatter to Gotham breathed some life into an otherwise slow third season.This week, we got to see how dangerous he really is. Even though Jim escaped with his life at the end of the last episode, he’s still under the Hatter’s spell. His search for the hypnotist goes, of course, through Barbara who briefly reminisces about if they were married, but offers little actual help. We know the characters get together in the comics, but with the direction they’ve taken Barbara in the show, the flirtation is awkward now.Gordon heads down to GCPD to ask Commissioner Barnes if he can talk to Alice. Barnes still isn’t too happy with Gordon’s decision to become a private investigator/bounty hunter, but he eventually gives Jim five minutes in the interrogation room. There, Alice reveals the reason she’s on the run from her brother. Besides the fact that his face is the stuff of nightmares. She tells Jim that her brother used to use his abilities to control her. At first, it was just to keep her nearby. Then he put thoughts in her brain “that no brother should have.” Ew. She also explains that her blood power is similar to her brother’s hypnosis. She says it brings out people’s true nature.Mad Hatter recruits wrestling henchmen on Gotham. (Photo: Screenshot via FOX)Their conversation is cut short as the Hatter has recruited a team of wrestlers to storm the police station so he can get his sister. Jim tries to escort Alice out of the station safely, but the Hatter blocks their way. Pulling out his watch again, the Hatter nearly forces Jim to kill himself again, this time with his own gun. The Hatter escapes with Alice and Lee knocks Jim out to save him. When he comes to, Lee tells Jim that she still cares for him even though she’s moved on, while Bullock interrogates one of the arrested wrestlers to find out where the Hatter went.Bullock and Jim track him down to one of Gotham’s many abandoned amusement parks. This time, Jim’s able to resist the Hatter’s hypnosis. Alice tries to break free but ends up falling off a ledge and gets impaled on a pole. The Hatter escapes with one of his henchmen and Barnes while investigating the crime scene, feels a drop of Alice’s blood fall into his eye. We’ll have to wait until next week to see what comes of that.Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor) campaigns for mayor. (Photo: Screenshot via FOX)Elsewhere in Gotham, the Penguin gets elected mayor, promising to “make Gotham safe again.” With plots like this, it’s no wonder the Gotham Comic Con panel got so political. At first, Penguin tries to rig the election, but Nigma prevents it from happening. He’s confident that the people will elect the Penguin on their own, which they do. In his acceptance speech, Penguin names Nigma as his chief of staff. Something we can clearly see won’t sit well at GCPD next week.Finally, we had some teenage angst drama with Bruce and his clone. The clone pretends to be Bruce to go out with Selina. When she get caught trying to steal money from the rich, criminal patrons of a bar she’s captured and almost tortured, but clone-Bruce breaks in and makes short work of everyone. Once they’re free, Selina notices some scars on the clone’s stomach and deduces that he’s not Bruce.He tells her everything, and Selina confides in him as well. When the question of Bruce comes up, Selina brushes it off. “Forget about him. He’s more messed up than you.” Which, since he’ll eventually put on a bat suit and fight crime, is probably true. The clone kisses Selina, and she leaves. Alfred and the real Bruce find the clone, who accuses Bruce of having everything but not being able to use it to get what he wants. He says he’s leaving Gotham forever and asks Bruce to thank Selina for the kiss. That gets Bruce jealous at first, but makes him happy when he reasons that she probably thought it was him. The clone doesn’t get as far as he hoped, as he is pulled into a limo by the Court of Owls.Bruce Wayne’s clone (David Mazouz) kisses Selina (Camren Bicondova). (Photo: Screenshot via FOX)This episode is more set-up, but unlike the first two episodes of the season, it’s interesting and meaningful. The pieces for the rest of the season are all in place, and we can clearly see all the directions the show can go from here. Penguin is mayor, which will no doubt make Gotham an even more terrifying place to live. He was able to get an angry mob to attack people with supernatural abilities. And that was before he had any real power of his own.The Hatter is still out there, blaming Jim and the GCPD for the death of his sister, and Commissioner Barnes probably isn’t long for this world. Shame too, he was one of the best additions to the show last season. And now there’s the question of what the Court of Owls plans to do with the clone of Bruce. Gotham finally has some momentum behind it. Hopefully, it can keep up the pace. Stay on targetlast_img read more

Clark County close to active flu season

first_imgClark County’s director of public health, Dr. Alan Melnick, can’t tell you a whole lot yet about this flu season.But he can tell you it’s not too late to get your flu shot. In fact, he recommends you do it now.“For those of us who are not infected yet and haven’t gotten the shot, you should get the flu shot now,” Melnick said.Getting vaccinated is imperative, because Clark County moved a step closer to active flu season after entering the new year. According to the Clark County Weekly Influenza Update, issued by Public Health, the influenza positivity rose to 11.4 percent last week. It was the first time this season the county’s influenza positivity rate registered above 10 percent, which is the threshold for triggering active flu season.Public Health won’t consider the flu season to be active until that threshold has been crossed for two straight weeks.“That’s likely to happen next week,” Melnick said.Generally, once positivity rates start rising, they keep rising until flu season begins to taper off in the spring.Cowlitz County also rose above 10 percent — to 10.3 percent — in the latest report. And the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the national influenza positivity rate at 13.7 percent for the last week of 2018, while Washington reported 7.1 percent for the same week.This is the latest Clark County has crossed the 10 percent threshold since 2016. That year, Clark County didn’t enter active flu season until the end of January, and stayed above the 10 percent threshold until spring.The last two flu seasons, Clark County has entered active flu season closer to November and December. So far 97 percent of the positive tests have been for influenza Type A, which causes more serious complications and symptoms than influenza B, Melnick said.last_img read more

Homeless forced to brave cold weather after homeless shelters fill up

first_img February 21, 2018 Homeless forced to brave cold weather after homeless shelters fill up Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: February 21, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Outside of two homeless shelters and a new bridge shelter in the back stands a throng of people desperate to get in, but they can’t.San Diego has just shy of 10,000 people living on the streets. There are three new bridge shelters and around 12 permanent shelters, which combined, house a couple thousand people. But it is not enough, there is still thousands left without a bed.The city’s housing commission has the authority to declare an emergency  situation and tell the shelter to open up their dining rooms and recreation centers to allow more people to get out of the elements.Temperatures are expected to be in the 40’s Wednesday night, but without a chance of rain, the city will not intervene.Unless the city decides to get involved, the homeless who cannot find room in one of the shelters will be forced to brave the cold. Ed Lenderman Ed Lenderman, last_img read more

Glamour Uses Google to Offer Integrated Ad Buys Custom Content

first_imgThe Hangout series includes content that ranges from beauty how-tos and shopping inspiration to live music and insider tips. The Hangouts will be uploaded to Glamour’s YouTube channel, as well as the advertisers’ websites and social media outlets. Some of the Hangouts are live, enabling readers to log on and participate using the hashtag #GLAMOURHangouts, while others will be pre-recorded, allowing readers to watch and comment via Google+.The magazine began working directly with Google in January to develop this first Hangout series. Sponsors are casually folded in—SlimFast will present a comedic improv session featuring members of the comedy troupe the Upright Citizens Brigade and 30 Rock actress Sue Galloway, for example.“We’ll be promoting the hang outs across other social networks to get as much momentum as possible,” says Bowman. “We’re always trying to come up with ideas based on what our advertisers are looking for, and custom content is hugely important.”Stay updated on the latest FOLIO: news, follow us on Facebook & Twitter! It’s a cross between social advertising, content marketing and a traditional ad-buy: Glamour magazine is launching a new month-long series of custom Google+ Hangouts, giving its advertisers unique access, and exposure, to the title’s more than 1.5 million Google+ followers.Between April 10 and May 8 the magazine will roll out nine hangouts that will include a total of nine advertising partners. The online campaign is a direct extension of Glamour’s May beauty issue—the publication invited select print and digital advertisers to receive a custom Google+ Hangout that the magazine would produce on their behalf.“A lot of our advertisers were asking for custom content—things they could use across their websites and socially,” says Jenny Bowman, executive creative services director for the brand. “This is part of their commitment for running in the May issue. We produce the Hangouts, bring in talent and film it—it’s something that we’re doing as added value.”last_img read more

VWs US CEO says around 25000 would be a smart price for

first_imgVolkswagen builds pickups like the Amarok and Saveiro for other countries, but sadly, it has no official plans to bring a pickup truck to the US. If you look at what the German automaker has been up to lately, however, it certainly seems like VW is very interested in entering the market.At last year’s New York Auto Show, VW showed off its definitely-not-for-production Atlas Tanoak concept — basically its Atlas midsize SUV, but with a pickup bed out back.This year, the automaker has brought its smaller Tarok pickup (based on the MQB platform that also underpins the Volkswagen Golf and Jetta), which looks a lot closer to production, but, unfortunately, is also just a concept. Scott Keogh, Volkswagen Group of America’s CEO, revealed some insights about how a small pickup might work in the US during a Wednesday media roundtable session I attended at the NY Auto Show.”I think we can comment with an extremely, let’s say, smart price point,” Keogh said. “I don’t want to, you know, start to give away price points, but I think you could put a vehicle like that in the marketplace in, let’s say, the mid-20s with proper engine, proper everything.”Again, VW hasn’t committed to a US truck, and Keogh cautions that the company’s investigation into the idea is “all early days,” but clearly it’s putting a lot of thought into the idea. Further, its new truck and van partnership with Ford could help facilitate its developing such models more quickly and less expensively. Still, the thought of a capable, well-equipped small pickup for not a lot of money could resonate in a US market that once bought hundreds of thousands of compact pickups.Enlarge ImageA production version of the Tarok trucklet would be sweet, especially if consumers got some of this concept’s delicious interior cues. Steven Pham/Roadshow “I do see an opportunity where these trucks have all moved into the 50s and the 60s [pricing] and beyond,” Keogh added, alluding to the escalating price of full-size pickups. “That is the price of an expensive luxury car, not a normal luxury car, and I think there is an opportunity because people do need these vehicles, and I think Volkswagen’s always made cars for people who need vehicles. You know, they have families, they need safety, they need things, so you have to hit a good price point, and I think we can.”A small VW pickup could have another party trick: fuel economy. “Depending on what drivetrain we put in there, you could also get phenomenal fuel economy out of that thing,” Keogh said. A fuel-sipping trucklet would certainly stand out amid a US pickup market loaded with full-size rigs that struggle to get combined miles per gallon ratings in the high teens. Sure, there are efficient midsize trucks in the American market like the Chevy Colorado Duramax diesel at 20 miles per gallon in the city, 30 mpg highway and 23 mpg combined, but that starts at $37,675. If VW could pull off an affordable compact pickup that gets mid-20s combined fuel economy, but for around 10 grand less, that might just provide enough of a business case to build one.VW may also have some small-truck competition in the pipeline, too. Ford recently confirmed that it’s planning a sub-Ranger-sized pickup, but the jury’s out on whether the mini truck will make it to America. In addition, Hyundai is planning on bringing its small Santa Cruz pickup truck to the US “as soon as possible.” May 29 • 2020 Ford Escape: Everything there is to know 2019 Volkswagen Arteon first drive: Flagship fastback feels familiar More From Roadshow Tags New York Auto Show 2019 Volkswagen reading • Volkswagen’s US CEO says around $25,000 would be a smart price for a small pickup Share your voice New York Auto Show 2019 Comments 24 Photos 2019 Mazda CX-9 review: Losing its edge?center_img VW Atlas Tanoak pickup is still a hard maybe Apr 19 • Acura MDX PMC Edition is a hand-assembled SUV in brilliant red paint 3 VW Tarok pickup concept is in New York to gauge your reaction 2019 Honda Ridgeline review: Light duty, heavy punch Apr 19 • Check out the gory details in Honda’s IIHS crash-tested HR-V 46 Photos • Volkswagen Car Industry Trucks Concept Cars Future Cars See Alllast_img read more

Anchorage School Board considers wideranging budget cuts

first_imgThe Anchorage School Board is discussing the possible ways to cut $29.4 million from their budget for next year. The $784 million budget passed last month but needs to be adjusted for proposed funding cuts from the state legislature.Download AudioSuperintendent Ed Graff presented a list of ways to reduce the budget. It includes everything from cutting early learning pilot programs to save $7.8 million to outsourcing sports programs to save $4.2 million. Another possibility cuts about 117 teachers and increases class sizes to save $11.7 million.School Board member Kameron Perez-Verdia stated the problem bluntly. “This sucks. And none of us want to do it.” However, “I think a practical exercise is necessary. We are going to be in a position where we need to make these decisions.”Board members Natasha Von Imhof and Tam Agosti-Gisler say they need more information on the specific impacts of the cuts, such as what different positions do, before making decisions.After further discussion, Board president Eric Croft concluded that most board members support protecting classroom instruction first.The conversation is ongoing and the board says they will not make a final decision until they know the full magnitude of the final state cuts. If they lay off teachers, they have to tell tenured teachers by May 15.last_img read more

10 Things To Know For Friday

first_imgCarolyn Kaster/AP1. MICHAEL FLYNN SEEKS IMMUNITY IN RUSSIA PROBE“General Flynn certainly has a story to tell, and he very much wants to tell it, should the circumstances permit,” says his lawyer Robert Kelner, amid investigations into possible contacts between Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia.2. WHAT COULD UNDERMINE US MILITARY CAMPAIGNS IN IRAQ, SYRIAA sharp spike in civilian casualties said to have been caused by U.S. airstrikes has the potential to undercut the fight against Islamic State militants.3. WITNESSES: TRUCK WAS SWERVING BEFORE DEADLY WRECKAuthorities in two Texas counties received calls about a pickup driving erratically in the moments leading up to a collision with a church bus that killed 13 people.4. SKOREA’S EX-LEADER JAILED ON CORRUPTION CHARGESFormer President Park Geun-hye is imprisoned over the allegations that ended her tumultuous four-year rule.5. NC ROLLS BACK BLOCKS ON LGBT ANTI-DISCRIMINATION PROTECTIONSBut it isn’t yet clear if the repeal is enough to coax back businesses and sporting events that have skipped the state.6. WHY SPACEX ‘RECYCLED ROCKET’ IS A MAJOR BREAKTHROUGHThe rocket’s successful launch and retrieval provides the biggest leap yet to drive down costs and speed up flights.7. EU SOFTENS TONE ON BREXITEuropean Council President Donald Tusk signals some flexibility on allowing talks on a new relationship before the divorce proceedings are done.8. COLLAPSED BRIDGE ‘WILL HAVE A TREMENDOUS IMPACT ON TRAVEL’That’s what Georgia Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry says about an I-85 overpass that crumbled apart following a massive fire.9. VENEZUELA SUPREME COURT GUTS CONGRESS OF LAST VESTIGES OF POWERThe move “marks a point of no return on the road to dictatorship,” says Freddy Guevara, No. 2 congressional leader.10. WHERE ‘SUPER BLOOM’ DRAWS HUGE CROWDSNurtured by record rains, spectacular wildflower displays carpet California’s desert sands about 85 miles northeast of San Diego, attracting 150,000 people in the past month. Sharelast_img read more

Fallout Shelter update adding crafting hints at DLC

first_imgWhen the mobile game Fallout Shelter was released last year, it seemed like it was just a little appetizer to keep fans busy while waiting for Fallout 4. Bethesda has surprised many players by releasing a constant stream of updates for this little Vault simulator. With the upcoming Update 1.4, they’re adding in yet more features, including a crafting system, and a hint about their DLC plans.Bethesda calls Update 14 their “biggest update yet.” The crafting system will use a new resource called Junk, which can be found in Vault-tec lunch boxes as a bonus fifth card in each box. Dwellers who are out exploring the Wasteland will come across it on their adventures, too. Once acquired, the Junk can be used to make items. Players will have two new rooms for crafting: one for weapons and one for armor. There are also new outfits, as well as new weapons that can be found or crafted. Another new room is a Barbershop where players will be able to customize the look of their Dwellers. The new update also has a feature that helps indicate the time of day with the sun outside the vault.The previous update in December added pets to the vault. Update 1.4 will bring new breeds of dogs and cats, as well as introducing a new kind of pet, parrots. The introduction of parrots to the game is an interesting feature for hard core fans to speculate about, because parrots aren’t actually in the Fallout games, so this could be a little hint about upcoming DLC. Perhaps this is Bethesda’s way of saying that Far Harbor, or a yet-unannounced DLC, will have a pirate theme? Yarr!Fallout Shelter Update 1.4 arrives later this week.last_img read more

Drawing parallels between yoga and art

first_imgYoga is not only a way of life but an art, a philosophy, technology, a license to good health, and a means to achieve superconsciousness. If we compare an artist’s creation to Yoga, it is in itself a yogic experience. It has always engaged artists from across cultures and eras.Lalit Kala Akademi (LKA), the premier institution for the promotion of Art and Culture organised “Yoga for Art” on the occasion of International Yoga Day. The event began with the demonstration of Yoga session by Rajendra Singh, an exponent and teacher of Yoga. The chairman of the Akademi Uttam Pacharne also graced the occasion along with the officials and staff of LKA. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThis was followed by an exhibition and art demonstration named “Chitrashilpyog”. It was inaugurated by the eminent sculptor Padma Bhushan Ram V.Sutar at the foyer Lalit Kala Galleries, Rabindra Bhavan, under the gracious presence of Uttam Pacharne, Chairman, Lalit Kala Akademi and Adesh Gupta, Mayor, North Delhi. According to the Chairman, Lalit Kala Akademi, Uttam Pacharne, “With the endeavours of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Yog Rishis of India, Yoga has reached its zenith and the whole world is celebrating the Yoga Day today. It is a unique idea to celebrate the International Yoga Day as the “Chitrashilpyog” activity.” Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveGuest of Honour, Adesh Gupta, Mayor, North Delhi, said, “Yoga as a spiritual practice originated in the ancient Indian civilization and to keep holds of it the great yogis and rishis, sages have been the highest role models and have recommended this practice since millennia. Likewise, Swami Ramdev, Ravi Sankar have taken the repertoire of Yoga to a different height. The framework of yoga provides one guidance as to how to gain mastery over the mind and on spiritual growth”. “Chitrashilpyog” exhibition has exhibits from the permanent collection of Lalit Kala Akademi. It includes the works of renowned artists like K V Haridasan, N Raghavan, Rangaswamy Sarangan, G R Santosh, V S Gaitonde, Biren De, S L Sahni, S Nandgopal, Pradosh Das Gupta, Laxman Pai, Om Prakash, P.T.Reddy, Mohd. Yasin, Sanat Kar, etc. The exhibition is on view till June 30.last_img read more

macOS Mojave Preview Dark Mode Is Cool But These Features Are Better

first_img Mark Spoonauer, LAPTOP Editor in Chief Mark Spoonauer, LAPTOP Editor in Chief on Responsible for the editorial vision for Laptop Mag and Tom’s Guide, Mark Spoonauer has been Editor in Chief of LAPTOP since 2003 and has covered technology for nearly 15 years. Mark speaks at key tech industry events and makes regular media appearances on CNBC, Fox and CNN. Mark was previously reviews editor at Mobile Computing, and his work has appeared in Wired, Popular Science and Inc. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoCNN International for ANAThe Secret Of What It Takes To Be Naomi OsakaCNN International for ANAUndoForbesAmerica’s Richest Self-Made WomenForbesUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoAdvertisementcenter_img Sept. 24 Update: macOS Mojave is now available! Here’s our review and guide to downloading the major update.Apple’s cool Dark Mode will instantly let other people know you have the new macOS Mojave, but that’s not the feature that I wanted to try out first in this OS.MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/mac-os-mojave-preview?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 Instead, I went straight to Continuity Camera, Apple’s clunky way of saying you can automatically insert photos or document scans taken from your iPhone into various Mac apps. The feature worked like magic, and it reminded me why I switched to a Mac several years ago — the tight integration of hardware and software.There aren’t many other “aha” moments like this in Mojave, now available as a public beta. But this upgrade is definitely more in your face than last year’s macOS High Sierra was, where the focus was on under-the-hood improvements like a new file system and Metal 2 graphics. There are some welcome improvements everywhere in Mojave, from a more robust Finder and a smarter screenshot tool to a better organized desktop and stronger privacy in Safari.I’ve been using the developer beta version of macOS Mojave for more than a week, and the upgrades should make your life easier. But we’re only getting a little tease of the biggest change brought about by Mojave — iOS apps on your Mac.macOS Mojave public beta — Tips before you jump inmacOS Mojave is available as a public beta today, but there are some things you should know before you try it out. For starters, Apple recommends that you install the OS on a secondary Mac, and that you back up that Mac beforehand. And because this is beta software, some apps and services “may not work as expected.”I would definitely heed these words, as I experienced several app crashes during my testing. And in some cases, I had to reboot to get certain apps to work properly.MORE: How to Download the macOS Mojave Public BetaIf you do encounter any issues or bugs, use the built-in Feedback Assistant app to report them. Lastly, there will be periodic updates to the beta, and you’ll be able to upgrade to the final version of macOS Mojave this fall.Dark Mode: Content comes forwardMaybe it’s because I’m not a programmer, but I don’t get why so many people applauded when Apple unveiled the new Dark Mode in macOS Mojave during its Worldwide Developers Conference preview. It’s a darker color scheme, people.Nevertheless, I did appreciate this option as I went about my workday.To activate Dark Mode, you simply make one click under System Preferences – General. You’ll see the Appearance option right toward the top, and you can easily toggle between Light and Dark.MORE: How to Use macOS Mojave’s Dark ModeI really liked having Dark Mode on when using the Notes app. Having white text on a black background made things easier on my eyes, and any hyperlinks popped more. However, sometimes I had trouble finding the cursor on the black background.Dark Mode made even more of an impact in apps like Photos and Messages, because pictures and emoji simply pop more on a darker background than they do on a white one. I found it a bit easier to quickly scan photos and point out which one I’d like to use in an article.While more gimmicky than useful, there’s also a new Dynamic Desktop feature in macOS Mojave, with a desert photo that changes from day to night.Continuity Camera: Like a super-charged AirDropOne of my favorite features in macOS is the ability to quickly send photos from your iPhone to your Mac via AirDrop. Continuity Camera takes that convenience to the next level.All you need to do is click Edit in one of the supported apps, such as Pages, then select Insert From iPhone. The camera on your iOS 12-powered iPhone will then automatically turn on. Tap Use Photo on your iPhone, and the image will automatically show up in the document where you had placed the cursor.I can see this feature being quite useful for anyone working on reports or presentations. There’s also a “Scan documents” option, which allows you to scan documents using your iPhone’s camera.Finder and Quick Look: Saving you timeI spend a ton of time in Finder on macOS, and Mojave makes it easier to get stuff done without using a separate app.For instance, a new Gallery View not only shows you larger previews, but you can rotate images and trim audio or video files from within the finder.Quick Look also gets an upgrade in Mojave. You still preview files by pressing the space bar, but now you’ve got more available options. I could crop an image or annotate it without having to touch the Preview app. I had trouble previewing a video file, however; the Finder just hung and I had to restart it. (This is beta software after all.) After that, I could trim a clip of my golden retriever with no problem.MORE: Which MacBook Should You Buy? MacBook vs. Air vs. ProDesktop: Stacks cleans up your messIf your desktop is littered with all sorts of files, the new Stacks feature in macOS Mojave will feel like a magic wand. After you turn on the feature (under Finder-View), the software will automatically group and organize files by type.In my case, a couple dozen options found homes in stacks named Images, Movies and so on. Once the Stacks are created, you can easily scrub through them to see what’s inside just by hovering over and then using two fingers on your Mac’s trackpad to go back and forth. You can also change how groups are stacked from the type of file to the date or go by Tags if you’re really organized.Screenshots: A lot more control, plus videoShift-Command-5 is about to become one of your favorite Mac shortcuts. In Mojave, Apple is amping up screenshots with a new menu and new capabilities. After you activate the above shortcut, you’ll see five options appear in a box, including Capture Entire Screen, Capture a Window, Capture a Selection and two new video-recording options. You can record video of the entire screen or record a selection.I had fun recording a Stephen Colbert clip on YouTube of Josh Brolin reading tweets as Thanos, which I could then share out via Messages or other apps. (Too bad it’s just video that gets captured and not audio.) Regardless of what you capture, it shows up in the bottom-right-hand corner as a thumbnail, which you can click on to then markup, save, drag-and-drop into a document or save.New and improved apps: News, Stocks and MoreNo, macOS and iOS are not merging, but Apple is working on making it easier for developers to bring their wares from the iPhone and iPad over to the Mac. And the new four apps in Mojave are designed to be a proof-of-concept.News, Stocks, Voice Memos and Home were all created with the new tools Apple will roll out to developers, and they look and feel like rich iOS apps, but with macOS control. Take the News app, which comes with a handy sidebar to make it easy to jump from topic to topic (News, Entertainment, Technology) and to search for keywords.It’s especially nice to see Voice Memos make its way to the desktop, as you can now record everything from interviews to lectures with your Mac and edit them on the big screen. I also like that I don’t have to listen back to my recordings in another app, such as QuickTime or iTunes.Meanwhile, FaceTime is getting an upgrade with group chat, as you can now gab with up to 32 people at once. The app is smart enough to enlarge the window of the current speaker.MORE: Best Hard Drive SpeedWhen you’re ready to discover third-party apps, you’ll see that the Mac App Store has received a major facelift. At first glance, it looks similar to the App Store in iOS, with Stories up front that help you learn more about new and popular apps. But along the left side is a sidebar that’s organized by what you want to do, such as Create, Work and Play. (You can still drill down by specific categories if you want.)Security and PrivacyThere’s really not much to show with Mojave’s new security features, but that’s the point. It’s more about what you’re not going to see. For example, Safari has improved its Intelligent Tracking Prevention in the Safari browser so that your web browsing isn’t tracked on those sites that offer Share, Like and Comment buttons. When you click on one of these buttons, you’re supposed to be asked if you want to allow the network to have access to your browsing activity. However, I didn’t see anything pop up for me while browsing.Safari also has new defenses against so-called fingerprinting, which can target you for ads based on your device’s configuration. The goal is to see fewer ads based on what sites you’ve already visited.OutlookThere’s nothing groundbreaking in macOS Mojave, but there are several upgrades that add up to a better overall user experience. I especially like the Continuity Camera feature, Finder improvements and new Screenshot tools. They all save me time. Dark Mode, on the other hand, is just nice to have — at least for me.As I said at the outset, what makes macOS compelling is the integration of hardware and software, and right now the hardware part of the Mac equation is lacking. Apple is hearing complaints about keyboards (which it is addressing), too many dongles and a lack of touch-screen support. I don’t think the next wave of MacBooks is going to necessarily answer the criticisms — especially that last one — but macOS Mojave does seem like a solid foundation on which to build the next wave of Apple laptops, especially once more iOS apps make it over to the platform.Longest Battery Life LaptopsLaptops with the Best Overall PerformanceBest Apple Laptops Author Biolast_img read more

FDA Holds MIDAC Meeting on GadoliniumBased Contrast Agents

first_img September 7, 2017 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) held a meeting of the Medical Imaging Drugs Advisory Committee (MIDAC) on Sept. 8 to discuss regulatory approaches for use of gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs).In a statement, the administration said, “FDA has convened this advisory committee to seek opinions and recommendations on regulatory approaches to the issue of gadolinium retention in the brain and other body organs following administration of gadolinium based contrast agents (GBCAs). The evidence indicating retention following the use of GBCAs has led to concerns that gadolinium retention may cause adverse reactions, if not immediately then at some later date. FDA will ask the committee to focus on scientific facts; observational data; nonclinical, clinical and epidemiological study findings; post-marketing adverse event reports; and regulatory requirements in considering its responses to FDA questions.”The statement continued, “FDA’s approach has been educational: alerting the public and clinicians to the retention phenomenon but not issuing any restrictions on use because toxic effects in humans have not been established.We now seek advice from the committee on the strength of the scientific evidence that would support potential regulatory actions such as labeling changes in relation to gadolinium retention. We also seek suggestions on the design of further epidemiologic and other studies to investigate potential adverse events associated with gadolinium retention in humans…”The statement concluded, “…It is important to note that FDA’s intention in convening the current Advisory Committee is to solicit advice limited in scope to safety issues surrounding post-GBCA gadolinium retention in patients with normal renal function.”The FDA’s decision to convene the MIDAC on this topic follows the May 22, 2017 update to its previous Drug Safety Communication entitled “FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA identifies no harmful effects to date with brain retention of gadolinium-based contrast agents for MRIs; review to continue.”For more information: www.fda.gov Conversations with Greg Freiherr: Guerbet Unveils Portfolio of Advanced Digital SolutionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 5:46Loaded: 2.87%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -5:46 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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Speakers at AHRA 2019 will state that ProHance and other macrocyclic MR agents present a very low risk to patients. Images courtesy of Bracco Feature | Contrast Media | July 18, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How To Manage Risk in the MR Suite Macrocyclic contrast agents have the best safety profile of all the magnetic resonance (MR) contrast media that are n read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | March 07, 2019 Ultrasound Societies Urge FDA to Remove Black Box Warning on Contrast Agents National and international ultrasound societies are urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to remove the “black… read more Example of full-dose, 10 percent low-dose and algorithm-enhanced low-dose. Image courtesy of Enhao Gong, Ph.D. Related Content News | Neuro Imaging | March 18, 2019 Non-Contrast MRI Effective in Monitoring MS Patients Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) without contrast agent is just as effective as the contrast-enhanced approach… read more Feature | Contrast Media Injectors | April 11, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis Using Artificial Intelligence to Reduce Gadolinium Contrast One of the most controversial issues in radiology in recent years has been the use of… read more Related Content on MRI Gadolinium Retention in the BrainFDA: No Harm in MRI Gadolinium Retention in the BrainRecent Trends and Developments in Contrast MediaVIDEO: MRI Gadolinium Contrast Retention in the BrainISMRM Issues Guidelines for MRI Gadolinium Contrast Agents FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Sponsored Content | Case Study | Contrast Media | January 30, 2019 Captisol-enabled Contrast Media with Reduced Renal Toxicity in Development The medical imaging market relies heavily on contrast media, injected into patients to increase the contrast of bodil read more Sponsored Content | Videos | Contrast Media | January 22, 2019 itnTV “Conversations”: Guerbet Unveils Portfolio of Advanced Digital Solutions ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr speaks with Guerb read morelast_img read more

Valuebased Imaging A Model For Future Innovation

first_img Related Content News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … 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 Efficiency and patient comfort both factor into value-based imaging. But it was not the initial reason behind the development of iterative reconstruction. GE Healthcare originally planned to market Adaptive Statistical iterative Reconstruction (ASiR) as the means for improving image quality. The latest version of ASiR is being positioned for its ability to significantly reduce patient radiation dose during CT exams while achieving a reconstruction speed similar to that of conventional analytical reconstruction using filtered back projection. (Graphic from GE Healthcare Image Gallery) FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Style and Substance This is not about style over substance; not about sizzle over steak. This is about speaking the language of the customer; resonating with needs; being in touch with the market.Vendors have occasionally fallen in line with this thinking, but it’s been ad hoc. It certainly has not been a driving force behind product development. Take open magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for example. The makers of MR scanners were struggling in the mid-1990s, until open midfield scanners came into vogue. It was patients who propelled midfield opens into the mainstream.Recognizing that high-field scanning contributed substantially to high-quality imaging, vendors launched major efforts to develop high-field opens. Then they realized that scanners didn’t have to be open, just roomy. Given the difficulty and expense of creating open scanners that operate at truly high fields, the short, wide-bore scanner was born.Vendors began talking up the comfort benefits for the patient and the “footprint” advantages of these scanners. The less space required, the easier the siting — and the more floor space for other uses. Today every major MR vendor offers short-, wide-bore scanners; all allude to the more spacious experience for patients.In short, paying attention to what the product can do for the customer (and the patient is the ultimate customer) versus what a technology does can make a huge difference. This is what value-based imaging is all about. And it is what makes value-based imaging the ideal foundation for product models.Value-based imaging focuses on efficiency, cost-effectiveness and patient satisfaction. Developing products that improve the practice of radiology in these ways could be the cornerstone of a business model, one that spurs the development of needed products rather than rationalizes ones that are already developed.Opportunism has been the de facto marketing model for original equipment manufacturers. OEMs have tended to develop and make what their engineers have shown was possible, then wrapped those developments in what the market demanded. Iterative reconstruction (IR) is an example. First positioned as a way to improve CT image quality, IR was later — and to this day continues to be — marketed as a way to reduce radiation dosage while maintaining image quality. 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 Shifting To ValueLike miners following veins of gold serendipitously found, OEMs mine technological veins created by their engineers. Why not implement business models to create what providers and patients need?Creating such “win-win” situations will not only change how a company acts but what it is. In turn, being the right company for the future will drive the right actions. Business models resulting from such thinking will provide the foundation. These models, built on the needs of the customer, will create long runways onto which ideas can be landed.Value-based imaging is made to order for this. It is intended to deliver value to the patient and, consequently, to the provider. Moreover, it provides a framework in which OEMs can plan for the future; radiology can evolve, and health care can improve. 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 Imaging’s Opportunism Historically the makers of imaging equipment have been content to focus on their products. During the computed tomography (CT) slice wars, vendors upped the “slice” ante every 12 or 18 months. It started with 4 slices; took an interim step to 8; went to 16; took another interim step to 32; then rose to 64, which remarkably is now the high end of low-tier CT scanning.What was the significance of each successive generation? Certainly not productivity. If presented in the context of throughput, the several seconds saved from one CT generation to the next hardly mattered, considering that techs spend minutes prepping patients. Similarly, reduced cooling times for X-ray tubes — specs worthy of note for the engineering that went into them — meant little in themselves.But faster scan times and quicker tube cooling allowed more whole body scans in a busy emergency room. Together they could move patients through triage to treatment and, ultimately, improve patient satisfaction, safety, convenience and comfort — perhaps even outcome. But these metrics were hard to document. Vendors have found it easier to shape claims around engineering prowess.The same was true for scanners delivering 512 or more slices per rotation. They eliminated motion artifacts when imaging the heart and made brain scans more exact. But what effect did they have on the patient? Could a scan done with one of these CTs increase the chance that Dad would come home after a stroke in much the same condition he was before the stroke or heart attack? I didn’t hear that argument when new, top-flight systems were unveiled. What I heard were the engineering specs.For sliced bread to take hold, it had to be part of something bigger, something that connected with buyers; something that promised to make them … healthier. A major selling point for CT scanners was (and is) how they affect patients. Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant Greg Freiherr has reported on developments in radiology since 1983. He runs the consulting service, The Freiherr Group. What something does is more important than what it is. This is common knowledge in consumer electronics.Seventeen years ago, Steve Jobs sold the iPod — not on the product specs of a 5 GB hard drive measuring 1.8-inches — an impressive engineering feat in its own right — but with the claim that it put “1,000 songs in your pocket.” Instead of leading with what the iPod was, Jobs told prospective buyers what it would do for them. He used the specs to support his claim.The iPod pitch goes back to 2001. But the approach is nothing new. I have described innovations, sometimes half jokingly, as the “best thing since sliced bread,” a cliché rooted in the early 1910s. But sliced bread was not an instant hit. A couple decades passed until it took hold — in the 1930s — amid several claims made by Wonder Bread, which sold its bread not only on it being sliced but that it “builds strong bodies 8 ways.”Yet, so disruptive was sliced bread that today it is hard to find packaged bread that is not sliced. 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Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… 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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Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative 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 Blog | Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant | Oncology Information Management Systems (OIMS)| June 05, 2018 Value-based Imaging: A Model For Future Innovation last_img read more

PHOTOS Drums for coexistence at Costa Ricas Arts Festival

first_imgRelated posts:Costa Rica prepares for a blast of music: its first-ever Nrml Festival After vibrant first weekend, International Arts Fest continues through April 15 5 questions for a Costa Rican musicologist, composer and writer 5 questions for a Costa Rican musician, dancer and model Since its creation in 2010, the Spanish musical and socio-cultural group Bloko del Valle seeks to be an agent of social change through music.Their latest efforts were seen by dozens of spectators during their presentation at 2018’s International Arts Festival (FIA). The group performed its show “Drums for Coexistence” with a group of children from the low-income community of Tirrases, Curridabat, just east of San José. The show’s message: music and percussion can be tools for change. One of the presenters having fun while playing the drum. Gregory Calvo / The Tico Times Boko del Valle has presence in Kenya, Tenerife, Spain and Cabo Verde. Gregory Calvo / The Tico Times The colorful drums of the Boko del Valle group. Gregory Calvo / The Tico Times The Avenida Central, the capital, has been this group’s stage. Gregory Calvo / The Tico Times Enjoying the moment. Gregory Calvo / The Tico TimesGregory Calvo is a journalism student at the Universidad Latina of Costa Rica. Passionate about photojournalism. 2017 winner of the European Union’s “Europe through My Lens” contest in Costa Rica. Instagram: @gregorycalag Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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