Six stories in the news for Tuesday, Jan. 2———CREATE NEW BORDER AGENCY WATCHDOG: REPORTThe Trudeau government should create a new watchdog to handle public complaints about the Canada Border Services Agency, says a federally commissioned report prepared for Public Safety Canada. It also recommends the proposed body be able to look into trends and any systemic problems at the border agency. The new watchdog, the Canada Law Enforcement Review Commission, would scrutinize both the border agency and the RCMP, given the frequent overlap between the two enforcement organizations.———POWER RESTORATION CONTINUES IN B.C.About 800 customers were still without power early Tuesday as crews worked to restore electricity after ice storms swept through British Columbia’s Fraser Valley. For some residents, Monday was their fourth day without electricity, after freezing rain left thick layers of ice in the hardest hit areas of Abbotsford, Mission and Chilliwack. BC Hydro spokeswoman Tanya Fish says 450 field workers have been working around the clock and have restored power for more than 159,000 customers since the storms hit Thursday and Friday.———EAST COAST BRACES FOR ANOTHER STORMCanada’s east coast appears to be in the crosshairs of another storm. Environment Canada says a “significant winter storm” is expected to barrel into New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and P.E.I. on Thursday, with snow and blowing snow likely to be accompanied by strong and possibly damaging winds. Atlantic Canada was blasted by back-to-back storms around the Christmas break, which caused widespread blackouts in Nova Scotia.———CANADIAN AMONG VICTIMS OF SEAPLANE CRASHA pilot with dual Canadian-Australian citizenship was killed in Australia on New Year’s Eve in a seaplane crash that also claimed the lives of a prominent British businessman and his family. Tour company Sydney Seaplanes says Gareth Morgan was an “extremely experienced pilot” with more than 10,000 hours of flight time. Officials have not speculated on a case of the crash, saying the de Havilland Beaver remains largely intact and will be raised this week.———SOCIAL WORKER PUSHES FOR ‘ALEX ALERTS’A B.C. social worker, who unsuccessfully tried to prevent an untreated diabetic boy from being returned to his parents’ home, is running into a bureaucratic wall in trying to create a safety net to protect future at-risk children. Patricia MacDonald had begged the judge not to return Alex Radita to his family. Emil and Rodica Radita were found guilty nearly a year ago in Calgary of first-degree murder of the 15-year-old, who weighed just 37 pounds when he died in 2013.———PLAYOFFS BEGIN TODAY AT WORLD JUNIORSCanada takes on Switzerland today in quarterfinal action at the world junior hockey championship in Buffalo, N.Y. The Canadians ended the preliminary round action atop Group A at 3-0-1. The Swiss head coach says he expects Canada to easily beat his team today — a comment Canadian captain Dillon Dube shrugs off as reverse psychology.———
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – BC Hydro is responding to a power outage in Fort St John.The outage affects over 2,000 customers. There is no estimate on when power will be restored and the caused is under investigation.Watch www.bchydro.com/outages or this website for updates. UPDATE as of 11:35 a.m. – Power has been fully restored.UPDATE as of 11:05 a.m. – B.C. Hydro is estimating power will be restored by 12 p.m.UPDATE – The outage was caused by birds coming in contact with B.C. Hydro power lines. There is still no estimate on when power will be restored. A crew from B.C. Hydro should be on scene to start repairing the outage by 11:15 a.m. read more
Taroudante – One person died on Saturday from his injuries after he was hit by a sharp object during a clash between student groups on Wednesday at the university campus in Agadir. According to the Maghreb Arab Press, the local authorities of the Prefecture of Agadir Ida Outanane said that the man died in the provincial hospital of Agadir.The same source said that the victim was staying on the university campus of Agadir “illegally” and that he was not a student at the university Ibn Zouhr. The victim, who was born in 1997, was reportedly from the coastal city of Safi, living with his family in Boujdour, a province in the Moroccan southern region of Laâyoune-Sakia El Hamra.He was with his friends on the university campus when violence erupted between the student-political groups, and was attacked by a sharp metal bar.According to a statement from the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN), the investigations conducted by members of the Prefectural Services of the Judicial Police (SPPJ) to determine the circumstances of the assault against the victim resulted in the identification of the main suspect, who is subject to a national wanted warrant.The authorities reported that additional clashes between students took place Saturday near the Faculty of Arts and Humanities in Marrakech, with five injured and one with serious injuries.Moroccan universities are the sites of occasional clashes between students with different political and ideological affiliations and streams, which sometimes turn violent. read more
14 December 2009The United Nations agency that promotes commerce to fight poverty kicked off a meeting today aimed at finding ways in which trade, investment and technology transfers between developing countries – so-called “South-South” cooperation – can improve farming to boost food security in poorer nations. Experts from more than 20 countries gathered at the headquarters of the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in Geneva for the three-day meeting on “international cooperation: South–South cooperation and regional integration.”UNCTAD research into spiraling food prices in 2008 – which resulted in food shortages that has hiked the number of people suffering from hunger around the world up to around 1 billion – found that agricultural development has been neglected in recent years and greater support is needed to prevent future crises. The meeting will discuss a number of areas in which South-South cooperation can support sustainable agricultural development, such as the challenge of raising investment in developing countries; the need to correct persistent distortions in the trading system, particularly the massive agricultural subsidies provided annually to farmers in affluent countries; the threats and opportunities from the recent rise in foreign direct investment (FDI), including large-scale acquisitions or leases of farmland; the development of new and appropriate technologies; and the challenge of adapting to climate change.This second session of the multi-year expert meeting is also expected to add to UN efforts to achieve food security under the framework of the Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Task Force on the Global Food Crisis, as well as strengthen UNCTAD’s work on agriculture. A final session will be held on “the way forward,” with presentations by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), UN Special Envoy on Food Security and Nutrition David Nabarro and by UNCTAD Secretary-General Supachai Panitchpakdi. read more
Entitled The Global DOTS Expansion Plan, Progress in TB control in 22 high burden countries 2001, the report shows that governments in affected States are currently providing most of the funds for fighting the disease, while donor grants cover just 5 per cent of the cost.The report documents slow progress in reaching global targets for reducing TB, and blames this trend on a number of factors, including lack of political commitment, insufficient financial resources and an inadequate supply of anti-TB drugs. Most of the countries concerned have detailed TB control plans, along with budgets spelling out exactly which areas require outside funding. “These country plans show us how we can turn the tide and prevent 25 million TB deaths over the next 20 years,” said WHO Director-General Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland.She pointed out that reaching global anti-TB targets would have an “overwhelming impact;” 50 million cases of the disease would be averted, and the emergence of drug-resistant strains would be prevented. read more
REGINA – Fire investigators say a ruptured pipe caused an explosion and fire at Federated Co-Operatives Ltd.’s refinery in Regina last Christmas Eve.The Regina Fire Department released its final report on the $77-million blast Wednesday.Fire marshal Randy Ryba says a pipe froze and ruptured following some maintenance on a polymerization unit, which is used to make gasoline.Once the air temperature warmed, Ryba says product was released through the line, which resulted in the explosion and subsequent fire.No one was injured, but Ryba says that’s only because many workers had already gone home to be with their families.The report says the explosion was preventable and not an equipment malfunction.“It was more of a maintenance issue as far as making sure the water was completely extracted out of the main feed line, which didn’t happen,” Ryba said.“Certainly the fluctuating weather played a huge factor, if it wasn’t for the extreme temperature swings, the incident wouldn’t have happened at all.”The refinery normally produces 130,000 barrels, but reduced that level to 60,000 after the explosion.It was the fourth fire in about two years at the refinery.In February 2013, a fire in a coker unit sent flames shooting nearly 20 metres in the air, but was quickly brought under control.In October 2011, corrosion in a pipe triggered a fireball that sent several workers to hospital and forced 1,400 workers from the facility. No one was injured.In May 2012, a much smaller fire occurred when an overheated crude oil pump ignited. There were no injuries.(CKRM, The Canadian Press) Final report on Regina refinery blast says it was preventable, not a malfunction AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by CJME, The Canadian Press Posted Dec 3, 2014 5:03 pm MDT read more
VANCOUVER – Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G) says a worker has been killed at its Musselwhite Mine in northern Ontario.The gold miner says the scoop operator died while working underground when rocks fell and completely covered the digger on Wednesday morning.Goldcorp says it is co-operating with an investigation to determine the cause of the accident and offering support to the worker’s family and employees at the mine.Work at Musselwhite has been suspended until authorities complete their investigation.Musselwhite began commercial production in April 1997. Worker killed at Goldcorp’s Musselwhite mine in northern Ontario, work suspended by The Canadian Press Posted Nov 26, 2015 8:56 am MDT Last Updated Nov 26, 2015 at 9:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more
“My heart is full of sorrow” considering the ongoing crisis in his country. Mohammed Abdullah Al-Hadhrami, Minister for Foreign Affairs, told the General Assembly. Yemen had a long proud history as a cradle of Arab civilization, but in just a few years, it had been all but destroyed. “My country has been deeply wounded by sectarians and terrorists trying to achieve their own ends,” he said, adding that the Houthi militias, supported by Iran, have proved to be “capable of untold destruction.” Condemning Iran as “the main sponsor of terrorism throughout the world,” Mr. Al-Hadhrami said Tehran’s “expansionist agenda” led it to wage proxy wars through militias like the Houthis “who have destroyed everything that was beautiful in my country: homes, places of worship, hospitals, and [they have] asphyxiated all forms of descent.” “In just a few years [militias] had been able to destroy all the dreams of Yemen and its people,” he said, demanding an end to the “Iranian-Houthi coup d’etat in Yemen.” Denouncing Iran as a “rogue State that does not respect international law” or its obligations as a UN Member State, he said Iran and its “military arms in the Arab region, including Houthis and Hezbollah, pose a serious threat to our national security.” Yet, he said that despite the difficulties, and the sacrifices of the Yemeni armed forces, Yemen had been able to put up a resistance to the Iran-backed threat, thanks largely to Saudi Arabia “a fraternal Kingdom” that had helped Yemen to contain the untold violence of the militias.Saudi Arabia’s support; UN push for peace The Yemeni Government, Mr. Al-Hadrami continued, has endeavored to improve the economic situation and jumpstart development, with the implementation of an economic strategy. Indeed, it was sparing no effort to alleviate the suffering of all its people, who were “facing a humanitarian disaster on a daily basis.” In that regard, he again thanked Saudi Arabia for providing some $500 million to bolster the Yemen humanitarian response plan. But he warned that Saudi Arabia and the wider international community’s efforts were being undermined not only by Iran-backed militias but by attacks he said were carried out by air assets belonging to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Mr. Al-Hadrami affirmed support for the UN facilitated peace process and the efforts of the UN Special Envoy for Yemen. He pledged to engage positively and flexibly in all peace measures, namely the Gulf Initiative and its executive mechanism. He also supported the outcomes of the comprehensive national dialogue and UN Security Council measures, particularly its resolution 2216 (2015), which demanded an end to the violence in Yemen and imposed sanctions on individuals it said were undermining the country’s stability. “We went to Sweden last year to give peace every opportunity. But because of the intransigence of the Houthi militias and their constant evasion of commitment to what has been agreed, it has not been in place for more than ten months.” read more
12/28AlamoStanfordTCU19511812139 1/1OutbackS. CarolinaMichigan18211851-30 12/27PinstripeBoston CollegeIowa17621629133 1/1CitrusLouisiana St.Notre Dame1989194742 Game quality is determined by taking the harmonic mean of Elo ratings for the two teams in a game. Historical averages for bowls include previous iterations of each bowl under different names and sponsors. 12/27Foster FarmsPurdueArizona16611689-28 12/28HolidayWashington St.Michigan St.18251847-22 12/27TexasMissouriTexas1750167674 12/29CottonOhio St.USC21611960201 The 2017-18 season’s top bowls are better than usualElo game quality for the 25 best bowls of 2017, compared with each bowl’s overall 1988-2017 average 12/29SunNC StateArizona St.1788175929 12/29BelkTexas A&MWake Forest17421747-5 12/30LibertyMemphisIowa St.170216957 12/29Music CityNorthwesternKentucky1772170468 12/28Camping WorldOklahoma St.Virginia Tech1855177283 12/26CactusKansas St.UCLA1734168054 1/1PeachAuburnUCF20411862179 Last year’s bowl slate was the extension of a two-decade trend toward postseason games of ever-decreasing quality. But it may have also been a culmination of sorts. After zero seasons of bowl contraction from 1995 to 2016, this year’s schedule has been sliced by a game, to 40 (the Poinsettia Bowl folded in January).3The Miami Beach Bowl also ended its run, but it was relaunched as the Frisco Bowl. And although the current slate included Saturday’s Cure Bowl between Georgia State and Western Kentucky — the single worst bowl matchup of the last 30 years, according to Elo — the average quality of all bowl games has (slightly) increased for the first time in three years. After a period of runaway expansion, there might be signs the new-millenium bowl frenzy is finally leveling off.Because of the College Football Playoff, this year’s semifinals — the Sugar and Rose bowls — are, unsurprisingly, far better than the long-term norms for those games. But the next several tiers of bowls also contain a large number of better-than-usual matchups, including Ohio State and USC in the Cotton Bowl and the Heart of Dallas Bowl with West Virginia and Utah. Of this year’s 25 best bowls (according to Elo), 18 are higher-quality games than the historical average for those bowls: 12/30FiestaWashingtonPenn St.20182042-24 12/16Las VegasBoise St.Oregon1746164997 Of course, the dregs of this year’s bowls are truly awful, even by the standards of games named after dollar stores, potatoes and a regional pirate festival. Aside from the guilty pleasure of binge-watching football, those exhibitions might end up making the best case yet for contracting the bottom third of all current bowls outright. But the worst of the worst mostly clear out by Dec. 22, after which we should be treated to an eminently watchable set of matchups.In a season flush with good college football teams, the same mechanism that produced drama down the stretch of the playoff selection process will also provide some measure of redemption for the bowls. As long as there are 40 of the things, we’ll never be able to go back to a bowl season exclusively reserved for top programs — but for this year at least, we’re trending back in that direction some, once we make it past the first week or so. 12/30OrangeWisconsinMiami20352049-14 12/24HawaiiFresno St.Houston1580152357 12/30TaxSlayerMississippi St.Louisville1864181450 Game Quality 12/26Heart of DallasWest VirginiaUtah16871565122 DateBowlFavoriteUnderdog2017 GameAvg. Since 1988Diff 12/23BirminghamSouth FloridaTexas Tech16351665-30 12/23Armed ForcesSan Diego St.Army1581152061 1/1RoseGeorgiaOklahoma22672066201 As a college football fan, I love bowl season. Yes, the sheer number of bowls has exploded out of control in recent years, and yes, the economics of bowls is often problematic, and yes, some of the names have become downright ridiculous. But I’m still a bowl-game enthusiast. What can I say? It takes me back to the holidays of my childhood, when there was simple joy in consuming as much football as possible. It’s not Christmas without the CarQuest Bowl.1Which at various times has also been known as the Blockbuster Bowl, the Micron PC Bowl, the Tangerine Bowl, the Champs Sports Bowl and the Russell Athletic Bowl. Also: It’s now called the Camping World Bowl. As SB Nation’s Bill Connelly recently pointed out, each of these games holds similar meaning for a large group of people, easy as that is to forget sometimes. (It doesn’t hurt that even low-level bowls draw decent TV audiences, too.) And after years spent climbing toward Peak Bowl Season, this season’s crop of games might even be toning down the “participation trophy” element of going bowling — if ever so slightly. Mediocre bowls are unavoidable in today’s game, but there are also more good ones this year than usual.Last winter gave us 41 bowl games, which tied with the previous bowl seasonyear before for the most ever. It also provided some of the worst bowl matchups in history, the byproduct of including 17 different .500 teams and three more that finished with more losses than wins. (Notably, both North Texas and Mississippi State went into their bowls with seven losses apiece!) According to FiveThirtyEight’s Elo ratings, the 2016-17 bowl season had the lowest average matchup quality2Which I calculate by taking the harmonic mean of pregame Elo ratings for the two teams in a matchup. (I used the harmonic mean to ensure that both teams in a game were of a certain quality — in this case, a low one.) of any season since at least 1988-89, the earliest season we track Elo. 1/1SugarClemsonAlabama22822080+202 read more
FOR SOME THE most important development in last night’s US presidential debate was not the game-changing performance of Mitt Romney but his apparent threat to the future of Big Bird.Yes the Sesame Street character came under fire last night from the Republican nominee who wants to cut the subsidy to the American public service broadcaster PBS. YouTube: WSJDigitalNetworkI’m going to stop the subsidy to PBS. I’m going to stop other things. I like PBS. I love Big Bird.Stop other things? Does this mean the Cookie Monster is under threat too? What about Elmo?Well one thing is for certain, though Romney professed his love for Big Bird that didn’t stop the internet exploding with anger at the threat the giant yellow bird may face if the Romney administration cuts the subsidy which no doubt keeps him in, er, bird feed.Here’s what Twitter said: read more
A 32-year-old CFO chose to stay at work instead of getting an MBA. Here’s how she made the decision — and why she doesn’t regret it. Inside the glitzy kickoff party for the world’s biggest horse sale, where 300 of the industry’s elite sipped on rare bourbons ahead of dropping millions on horses Trump’s plan to revoke California’s power to set its own automotive-emissions standards isn’t about cars or California — it’s about Obama Most American CFOs expect a recession by the 2020 election TRAINS MAY SEEM an innocuous part of the travelling furniture in the 21st century but in the last century, armoured trains were a vital piece of machinery.The armoured train was first seen in the American Civil War, according to The Jamestown Foundation. But the battle-ready form of transportation came to prominence in World War I, when Russia used it as a means of defence during cross-country travel.The trains were used by most of the European nations fighting in World War II: Poland took advantage of them extensively, Nazi Germany reacted and began using them, the Russians kept their fleet up. Even Canada patrolled its west coast with one for a time in case of an invasion, according to Canada’s Virtual Museum.The main photograph on this piece shows the early Polish train, Smialy, is one of the most famous of the era. The rotating turret on the front helped clear out anything that got in the way.These trains were not just armoured, they were heavily armed. Cannons, machine guns, anti-aircraft weapons, and even tanks were on board these moving walls of terror.While the armoured train could transport large amounts of firepower rapidly cross country, they also had quite a few drawbacks.They were hardly stealthy. Their reliance on tracks not only limited where they could go, it provided the enemy with an easy target: Sabotage the tracks, and you disable the train.After World War II, automotive technology had caught up sufficiently to render the armoured train obsolete. But these insane trains have left an indelible mark on history. read more
Journée mondiale de la sclérose en plaques le 26 mai prochainMonde – Le 26 mai prochain sera lancée la Journée mondiale de la sclérose en plaques. Elle aura pour but de rappeler à la population l’existence de cette maladie, première cause de handicap non traumatique chez les jeunes adultes en France. La sclérose en plaques touche actuellement plus de 2 millions de personnes au niveau mondial, dont 80.000 en France. Il s’agit d’une maladie neurologique auto-immune chronique du système nerveux central : elle s’attaque aux fibres nerveuses du cerveau, de la moelle épinière et du nerf optique, entraînant ainsi une grande fatigue, une faiblesse musculaire, des troubles visuels et surtout, si les poussées deviennent trop fréquentes, un grave handicap moteur. Les femmes sont plus sujettes à développer une sclérose en plaques que les hommes (1,7 femme pour 1 homme).La Journée mondiale de la sclérose en plaques doit permettre de sensibiliser la population à cette maladie, ainsi qu’à la rendre plus solidaire des malades. Le 19 mai 2010 à 12:27 • Emmanuel Perrin read more
Zidane declared he and his team are currently focused on the end of the season and despite all the transfer rumours and the upcoming Champions League final, his desire is to be present and finish the La Liga campaign as best as possible.Barcelona have now won the La Liga for the third time in the last four seasons as Real are struggling to finish second. However, in order for them to end the campaign in such manner, they would have to overcome a three-point deficit to their city rivals Atletico.“It’s the last game of the season at our stadium and we want to give our fans one last treat by winning the match,” Zidane said, according to the Daily Mail.Zidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“They deserve it and that’s what we are going to try to do tomorrow. We will give everything to make those who come to watch the last home game leave happy.”“Our motivation isn’t going to change just because we’re not going to win LaLiga, but playing is the best way to prepare, playing well at a high level of intensity. There’s nothing that can replicate a game,” Zidane went on to add. read more
It used to be that talk of product placement in magazines would elicit a scary backlash from church-state fundamentalists. Not so much anymore. In a working group devoted to marketing and brand development today at the FOLIO: Publishing Summit, many seemed to think the issue has gotten beyond whether or not it’s a church-state violation—it’s not longer a question of do or don’t but more like when and how. “I think it will come. It will have to,” said Kevin Hyson, executive vice president, CMO, of American Media. “There may be a place for product placement,” said Hank Boye, publisher of Harvard Business Review and co-moderator of the working group, but only after careful examination so that the brand and editorial reputation are not compromised.Jeff Pedone, director of e-mail marketing at ALM Media, asked the group if the church-state issue with product placement is an internal one. “Are you holding onto something that your audience isn’t holding onto anymore?”Janet Ludwig, president of Allured Publishing and working group co-moderator, said a lot depends, of course, on the audience. “In b-to-b, you really have to protect your credibility. It’s our lifeline.” When a product appears in the midst of content, she said, “a reader needs to know if that’s been paid for.” read more
Fahmida Haque Labannya. Photo: Collected A female student of BRAC University was killed as a covered van hit the ridesharing motorcycle she was riding in the city’s Sher-e-Bangla Nagar on Thursday, reports UNB.The deceased was Fahmida Haque Labannya 21, a 3rd year student of Computer Science and Engineering department of the university. Daughter of Imdadul Haque of Haripur village in Fulbari upazila of Mymenshing district, she had been residing in Shyamoli of the capital.Quoting her family, police said Fahmida was going to her university by the motorcycle of a ridesharing service in the morning.When she reached the gate of the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD), the covered van dashed the bike from behind around 11:45am, sub-inspector Abdur Rashid of Sher-e-Bangla Nagar police station said, adding that the accident left the university student dead on the spot.The motorcyclist was also injured in the incident, he said. read more
Opera 56 with enhanced address bar by Martin Brinkmann on August 01, 2018 in Opera – 6 commentsOpera Software released a new Developer preview version of the Opera browser that introduced an enhanced address bar among other things.The company maintains several release channels for the desktop version of the Opera browser. Stable is the release version of Opera, Developer edition the cutting edge version, and beta a version that sits between the two different versions of Opera.New features land in Opera Developer first before they are moved to Beta and ultimately to the Stable version of the browser.The most recent version of Opera Developer, build 56.0.3031.0 features an enhanced address bar that puts a smaller version of Speed Dial and often used features just below the address bar in a pulldown menu.The enhanced address barJust activate the address bar if a webpage is displayed in Opera to bring up the enhanced address bar with the toolbar of actions and Speed Dial sites. You need to press the down button when you are on the New Tab page or Start page of the browser to bring it up.Note that the Opera browser does not display the interface when you start to type as you get the list of matching suggestions and search options instead when you do.We are introducing a new feature that puts your Speed Dials and other page functionalities just under the combined address and search bar. This enhanced address dropdown will show a mini version of your Speed Dial and well-known features including copy, paste and save web page links, making screenshots using our Snapshot and more.The following actions are listed in the initial version of the enhanced address bar in Opera 56 Developer edition:Copy — copies the text that is in the address bar, e.g. an URL.Paste — pastes clipboard content in the address bar.Paste & Go — just like paste but with execution afterward to load sites or run searches.Save As — saves the page to the local system.Save as PDF — saves the page as a PDF file to the local system.Screenshot — opens the screen capturing menu to capture a full screen or partial screenshot.Add to Speed Dial — adds the site to the list of Speed Dial sites for quick access.The new options that Opera provides in a dropdown may speed up things for some users. It may be easier, for some, to go to one of the Speed Dial pages, or perform operations such as paste & go.How useful it is depends entirely on the user. If you use a specific workflow, e.g. by using keyboard shortcuts, you may have no need for the new feature. It cannot be disabled right now, and Opera states that users should expect glitches at this state of development.Opera Software released several new features in the browser recently. It introduced instant search on the desktop, and unveiled Opera Touch with options to sync the browser with the desktop version.Now You: What is your take on the new address bar option?SummaryArticle NameOpera 56 with enhanced address barDescriptionOpera Software released a new Developer preview version of the Opera browser that introduced an enhanced address bar among other things.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisement read more
News | Artificial Intelligence | January 31, 2018 Machine Learning Techniques Generate Clinical Labels of Medical Scans New study’s findings will help train artificial intelligence to diagnose diseases News | Stroke | August 16, 2019 Mobile Stroke Unit Gets Patients Quicker Treatment Than Traditional Ambulance Every second counts for stroke patients, as studies show they can lose up to 27 million brain cells per minute…. 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 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 FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content 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. 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. Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more 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 January 31, 2018 — Researchers used machine learning techniques, including natural language processing algorithms, to identify clinical concepts in radiologist reports for computed tomography (CT) scans, according to a new study. The study was conducted at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and published in the journal Radiology. The technology is an important first step in the development of artificial intelligence (AI) that could interpret scans and diagnose conditions.From an ATM reading handwriting on a check to Facebook suggesting a photo tag for a friend, computer vision powered by artificial intelligence is increasingly common in daily life. AI could one day help radiologists interpret X-rays, CT scans and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies. But for the technology to be effective in the medical arena, computer software must be taught the difference between a normal study and abnormal findings.This study aimed to train this technology how to understand text reports written by radiologists. Researchers created a series of algorithms to teach the computer clusters of phrases. Examples of terminology included words like phospholipid, heartburn and colonoscopy.Researchers trained the computer software using 96,303 radiologist reports associated with head CT scans performed at The Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai Queens between 2010 and 2016. To characterize the “lexical complexity” of radiologist reports, researchers calculated metrics that reflected the variety of language used in these reports and compared these to other large collections of text: thousands of books, Reuters news stories, inpatient physician notes and Amazon product reviews.“The language used in radiology has a natural structure, which makes it amenable to machine learning,” said senior author Eric Oermann, M.D., instructor in the Department of Neurosurgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. “Machine learning models built upon massive radiological text datasets can facilitate the training of future artificial intelligence-based systems for analyzing radiological images.”Deep learning describes a subcategory of machine learning that uses multiple layers of neural networks (computer systems that learn progressively) to perform inference, requiring large amounts of training data to achieve high accuracy. Techniques used in this study led to an accuracy of 91 percent, demonstrating that it is possible to automatically identify concepts in text from the complex domain of radiology.”The ultimate goal is to create algorithms that help doctors accurately diagnose patients,” said first author John Zech, a medical student at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. “Deep learning has many potential applications in radiology — triaging to identify studies that require immediate evaluation, flagging abnormal parts of cross-sectional imaging for further review, characterizing masses concerning for malignancy — and those applications will require many labeled training examples.”“Research like this turns big data into useful data and is the critical first step in harnessing the power of artificial intelligence to help patients,” said study co-author Joshua Bederson, M.D., professor and system chair for the Department of Neurosurgery at Mount Sinai Health System and clinical director of the Neurosurgery Simulation Core.Researchers at Boston University and Verily Life Sciences collaborated on the study.For more information: www.mountsinai.org 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 Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. 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New educational initiatives, new exhibitors and high demand from across the industry are already laying down strong foundations for IMEX in Frankfurt 2016, taking place at Messe Frankfurt on April 19 – 21, 2016, one month earlier than usual.Demand for the show from returning and new exhibitors continues to be exceptionally high from destinations, venues and service providers from across the world. Following the success of the 2015 hosted buyer programme – with 98% of buyers agreeing that they achieved their objectives at the show – a number of new hosted buyer groups have also already been confirmed. Plans to further develop the hosted buyer programme –including increasing the amount of time buyers spend at the show – will be announced later in the year.The new education initiatives already confirmed are designed to meet the interests of the industry at different levels and to cover several key trends, including a new track on personal development, plus enhancements to the CSR and wellbeing programme.A high level panel discussion on the rapidly developing sharing economy and its potential role in the meetings and events sector will be held on April 20. Reflecting on the growth of businesses such as Airbnb, Uber and Bookalokal, this session will look at how the industry can adapt to this trend and use it co-operatively. There will also be additional sessions on this theme at the Inspiration Hub during the show.Also at a senior level will be the first PCMA Business School in Frankfurt providing MBA standard education presented by a university professor. This follows the successful implementation of PCMA’s signature Business School programme at IMEX America.Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group commented, “We have worked hard to innovate and develop IMEX in Frankfurt from all angles – looking at the show experience for hosted buyers, exhibitors and other visitors. These innovations will be seen across the show – from small details in the hosted buyer lounge – to larger events and educational initiatives. As the industry continues to develop we are determined to ensure that IMEX in Frankfurt not only provides the industry with the business opportunities that it expects, but also provides buyers and suppliers alike with insights, new knowledge and inspiration for their own programmes, businesses or events.” read more
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