Five stories in the news for Friday, Aug. 30———ONTARIO ANTI-CARBON TAX GAS STICKERS COME INTO EFFECT TODAY A new law requiring Ontario gas stations to start posting anti-carbon tax stickers goes into effect today. Earlier this year the Progressive Conservatives passed the law that makes it mandatory for station operators to post the stickers on their pumps. The stickers show the amount of money the federal carbon tax adds to the price of a tank of gas, but says nothing about the rebates available to offset the cost. The new law says individuals could face fines of up to $1,000 a day for repeatedly failing to post the stickers, while maximum fines for corporations go as high as 10-thousand dollars a day. Last week Ontario Premier Doug Ford said fines would be enforced, though not at the maximum levels.———LIBERALS USE HARPER VIDEO IN FUNDRAISING PITCHFormer Conservative prime minister Stephen Harper has been conscripted to help fill the election war chest — of the Liberal party. The Conservatives posted a video Thursday of Harper urging supporters to kick in money to help make his successor, Andrew Scheer, the next prime minister. But in a cheeky twist, the Liberals quickly promoted the same video to bolster their claim that Scheer would turn back the clock to the Harper era and to make their own appeal for funds. Trudeau has referred repeatedly to Scheer as Harper with a smile and has gone so far as to maintain that Scheer doesn’t take any important decisions without consulting the former prime minister. But the Conservatives appear to believe Harper is an asset. In the video released Thursday, Harper, who heads up the Conservative party’s fundraising arm, says “it’s important that we all get active because Canada is at a turning point.”———MELISSA TODORVIC TO APPEAR BEFORE PAROLE BOARDA young woman who pressured her boyfriend into killing his teenage ex-girlfriend more than a decade ago is set to appear before the Parole Board of Canada today. Melissa Todorovic last appeared before the board in November, when she was granted six months of day parole. At the time, the board said Todorovic had made progress in understanding what led her to orchestrate the 2008 killing of 14-year-old Stefanie Rengel, who she saw as a romantic rival. The panel said Todorovic had worked on addressing her emotions and relationship patterns, and found her remorse for the killing appeared genuine. It said, however, that Todorovic should expect to remain in counselling for a long time and required her to report any relationship with men to her parole officer.———VERDICT IN CHILD MENINGITIS DEATH SET FOR SEPTEMBERA judge in Lethbridge, Alta., is going to hand down a ruling Sept. 19 in the case of a couple charged with failing to provide the necessaries of life to their 19-month-old son. David and Collet Stephan testified that they originally thought Ezekiel had croup and that they treated him with natural remedies, including a tincture of garlic, onion and horseradish added to a smoothie. They said he appeared to be recovering at times and they saw no reason to take him to hospital despite his having a fever and lacking energy. But in her closing arguments, Crown Attorney Britta Kristensen told court the couple was aware Ezekiel had meningitis. It is the second trial for the Stephans. The Supreme Court of Canada overturned their original conviction———SASKATCHEWAN CONFIRMS CASE OF ANIMAL ANTHRAXSaskatchewan’s Ministry of Agriculture says seven farm animals are dead due to anthrax. The province says the case was confirmed in the rural municipality of Golden West, located about an hour and a half drive southeast of Regina. It says lab results from Thursday confirmed anthrax caused the sudden death of seven animals. Dr. Betty Althouse, the ministry’s chief veterinary officer, says the animals were farmed livestock. She says the last cases of animal anthrax that resulted in death occurred in 2015. Anthrax is caused by a bacteria that can survive for decades as spores in soil. The province is warning farmers to be on the lookout for anthrax as changes in soil moisture from flooding or drying can cause spores to build up on pastures.———ALSO IN THE NEWS:— Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will meet today with Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart.— Gov. Gen. Julie Payette visits the Netherlands where she will meet with King Willem-Alexander, Prime Minister Mark Rutte and attend the official ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Scheldt.— David Morton, chair and CEO of the British Columbia Utilities Commission, presents the key findings of an inquiry into gas prices in the province.— The Ontario Securities Commission will hold a hearing to determine whether to approve the proposed settlement agreement with Toronto-Dominion Bank, in connection with allegations that their currency traders shared confidential information in chatrooms.— Statistics Canada will report today Canada’s gross domestic product for the second quarter.The Canadian Press
The Canadian Press Companies mentioned in this story: (TSX:FTS) (TSX:ENB) SURREY, B.C. — The company that supplies natural gas to homes and businesses around British Columbia says customers can go back to normal use after an explosion and fire in a pipeline that forced a plea for conservation.FortisBC had asked consumers to turn down the thermostat as supplies were limited to 50 to 80 per cent of normal levels during some of the coldest months of the year.A blast in early October shut down the Enbridge natural gas pipeline about 15 kilometres northeast of Prince George.A news release from the utility says the increased pipeline capacity, warmer weather and conservation efforts have allowed the supply to reach normal levels. Fortis says in a statement that people should still continue be mindful of their energy use until the Enbridge pipeline is back to 100 per cent capacity.There were no injuries when the pipeline exploded and the RCMP says it does not suspect criminal activity, but the cause of the blast has yet to be determined.
Rabat – Football website Transfermarkt has reported that Achraf Hakimi’s market value has jumped three times after a successful half-season with Borussia Dortmund.Transfermarkt, specialized in defining the market value of players, has valued Achraf Hakimi’s at €25 million, after being esteemed at €7.5 million with Real Madrid when he left in July 2018.When Hakimi played with Real Madrid, he rarely featured in matches. He was deemed surplus to requirement, pushing Real Madrid to loan him to Borussia Dortmund for two years. Read also: Morocco’s Hakimi, Lekjaa, Renard Winners of 2018 CAF AwardsAccording to many football reports, Hakimi does not want to return to Real Madrid to be a substitute again, especially after improving his footballistic skills and guaranteeing a permanent spot as an undoubted starter at his current German club. With 49 points and 20 matches played, Borussia Dortmund is ranked first in Bundesliga, the top German football league.
The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) today filled vacancies on a number of its subsidiary bodies, including the Geneva-based Commission on Human Rights.Elected by acclamation to the top UN rights panel for three-year terms, beginning on 1 January, were Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Botswana, Brazil, Cameroon, China, Germany, Japan, Morocco, the United States, Venezuela and Zimbabwe. Azerbaijan was elected after one round of secret balloting.ECOSOC completed the makeup of its Commissions dealing with statistics, population and development, the status of women, crime prevention and criminal justice, sustainable development and narcotic drugs.The Council also elected Member States to the executive bodies of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the UN Development Programme (UNDP)/UN Population Fund (UNFPA), the World Food Programme (WFP), and the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).
It is expected that come June Apple will be giving its popular MacBook Air range a hardware refresh. As part of the update the mini-laptops are expected to get Intel Sandy Bridge processors and a Thunderbolt port. We may also see a move to AMD-based GPUs in the 6000 Radeon HD series.While the use of Intel‘s latest chips is a certainty, Apple is apparently experimenting with non-Intel chips too. Japanese Mac blog Macotakara is claiming to have a source that has seen a MacBook Air running Apple’s A5 processor.What we don’t know is whether the Air running on an A5 was using Mac OS X or iOS. We’d like to assume Apple wouldn’t confuse matters and is seeing how well Mac OS X runs on its iPad processor. The results of Apple’s initial tests are thought to be “better than expected.”The test laptop was assembled by Quanta, suggesting if Apple really wanted to ship one it wouldn’t take long to get the manufacturing line setup. However, we doubt it could carry the Thunderbolt port due to the connection with Intel.Our thoughts on this test come down to a simple fact: Sandy Bridge processors will seriously outperform the A5 chip which is targeted at mobile devices like the iPad 2 and forthcoming iPhone 4S, which game developers are already getting their hands on). So we doubt Apple would consider switching the Air over to an ARM solution. But the fact they are testing with A5 in a laptop means there’s potential for a future MacBook Air running on a more powerful A6 processor in a couple of years.Read more at Macotakara, via The Register
‘NBA 2K20’ Reveals Star-Studded Story ModeNBA’s App-Controlled ‘Smart Jersey’ Can Change Your Player Name and Number Stay on target The National Basketball Association and Take-Two Interactive have partnered to create an official NBA 2K eSports League. This will be the first organized video game league that is operated by a professional U.S. sports league.The NBA 2K eLeague will premiere in the 2018 season. Each of the virtual teams will be run by their real-world counterparts. The plan is to eventually have all 30 NBA teams involved. Each team will recruit eSports players to fill their rosters.The virtual league will mimic the real one as much as possible. Every season will start with a player combine, a draft, and then a shortened scheduled of regular-season games and playoffs. Each NBA team will have its own five-player digital team for the season. At the moment, it isn’t known if teams will be able to trade (eSports) players or have a virtual bench for reserve players.In an official statement, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said: “We believe we have a unique opportunity to develop something truly special for our fans and the young and growing eSports community.”For all intents and purposes, the NBA 2K eLeague will be run like a professional sports league. This means that players will be salaried and get bonus team prizes for regular and postseason wins. Each player will have digital versions of themselves, so don’t expect to see avatars of real-world NBA players. Currently, Take-Two and the NBA are hashing out plans for broadcasting games either online or on television.Given how the sudden rise of eSports in North America, this news isn’t the least bit surprising. You may recall that ESPN2 showed the EVO finals on TV last year. Since the NBA is so massive, this venture could propel eSports to a whole new level of popularity. Don’t be surprised when the NFL or other sports leagues eventually have their own eSports leagues.
Fisheries researchers say the appearance of a warm water anomaly in the northeast Pacific Ocean likely added a new wrinkle into recent predictions of Alaska salmon runs that are used by commercial fishing industry for the upcoming season’s planning. Because of the variability of West Coast salmon populations, a simple cause and effect may be impossible to pin down.A seiner fishing for salmon off the coast of Raspberry Island in July 2009. (Public domain photo courtesy of NancyHeise)Biologists admit they’re still not sure exactly how the warm water Blob is affecting salmon up and down the West Coast.“The thing that we need to think about is that warm water in Alaska is really different than warm water in California,” said Brian Beckman, a research fishery biologist at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Seattle.“Warm water in California can be so warm that it is actually injuring the fish, whereas warm water in Alaska just means that it is abnormally different and maybe the ecosystem is different. But it’s still a comfortable place for fish to be,” Beckman said.Beckman was one of the organizers of March’s Salmon Ocean Ecology Meeting in Juneau, which featured biologists and researchers from California to Alaska.Because of differences in the life cycles and migration patterns of the five Pacific Ocean salmon species, Beckman said it’s impossible to immediately determine how The Blob is affecting salmon abundance, run timing, growth, forage habits and complicated predator-prey relationships.“It’s really hard to talk about salmon runs all across the coast in any one single focus because they all kind of do different things,” said Beckman. “The Blob does not have one specific effect across all salmon stocks.”Why would any of that information be important? The $414 million answer to that question comes from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. That’s the dock price paid for all salmon harvested last year. In addition, the McDowell Group of Juneau says Alaska’s salmon fisheries generate $845 million in income for 18,400 direct jobs.Joe Orsi, fisheries research biologist at NOAA’s Ted Stevens Marine Research Institute at Auke Bay, explained why they research salmon biology, and do modeling or run simulations to predict Alaska salmon abundance, run timing and even size of the fish.“Basically, you confront the stakeholders and say this is what we think is going to happen, and you interact with the industry people,” Orsi said. “This is when the decisions are made.”They include decisions by state fisheries managers who plan the timing and length of the openings, the processors which dispatch tenders and hire outside help to work in the plants and the fisherman who must budget his or her expenses and figure out how many deckhands to hire.Pink salmon, plus an occasional silver and red, congregate in a pool above the Auke Creek weir before spawning. The males will put on displays and fight with other males as part of the competition for mating females which have already started a nest. (Photo by Matt Miller, KTOO – Juneau)Orsi said they’re not sure if it was The Blob’s presence in the northeast Pacific that upended their modeling for last year’s salmon runs. Overall, last year’s pink harvest in Southeast Alaska fell well short of predictions with runs in the southern part of the Panhandle doing poorly.Another big question is whether El Niño or equatorial warming has encouraged other species to wander north.“Of course, we have unknown ecological impacts of the subtropical fish species that were occurring in the Gulf of Alaska: tuna, sunfish, thresher sharks,” Orsi said. “We don’t know if there’s going to be increased competition or predation as a result of those.”In order to get a better handle on what is happening, researchers have created a coast wide database that is intended to show how The Blob is affecting various salmon runs. Bryan Burke, research fishery biologist at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Seattle, helped design it.“This could be a good way to summarize when and where did The Blob impact salmon,” Burke said. “The fact is that we don’t know yet because a lot of the salmon that were in The Blob have not returned yet.”Some of those fish that have not returned yet are mature Copper River reds. Those fish are usually harvested during the very first commercial fishery of the year. It could kick off as soon as mid-May.
State Bank of India (SBI) Chairman Rajnish Kumar attends a news conference in Mumbai, India, November 23, 2017.ReutersThe country’s biggest lender, State Bank of India (SBI) is planning to eliminate ubiquitous debit cards from the banking system. State-owned SBI, which is servicing around one-fifth of the population, has ambitious plans in the coming years to promote digital payment and takedown plastic cards, despite the huge dependency on debit cards. Speaking at the annual Fibac, SBI chairman Rajnish Kumar said, “It is our wish to eliminate the debit cards, and am sure we can eliminate them.” He further added that there are around 90 crore debit cards in India and over 3 crore are people using credit cards. Kumar highlighted digital solutions like SBI’s own ‘YONO’ platform as a way for achieving a debit card-less country.YONO (You Only Need One) is an integrated digital banking platform offered by SBI. YONO is an app for both Android and iOS and enables users to access a variety of financial and other services such as taxi bookings, online shopping or medical bill payments. The platform was launched in November 2017 by the then Finance minister, Arun Jaitley. A State Bank of India branch in Mumbai.REUTERS/Shailesh AndradeKumar said YONO allows a user to withdraw cash at the ATMs and can be used at a merchant establishment to make payments without having a card. He further said the bank has already rolled 68,000 ‘YONO cashpoints’ and is under the process of adding further 1 million cashpoints in next one and a half years.Once the system is in place, the necessity to have a card will be eliminated automatically. Moreover, YONO can also be used to take credit, making it a digital credit card that can be carried anywhere. He also underlined QR code payments as another alternative for debit cards. However, YONO is prone to issues like website failure. Last month, YONO went down across all platforms, causing major inconvenience to its users.
Khandaker Mosharraf HossainBangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leader Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain on Friday said, observing the national voters’ day after robbing people of their voting rights is a mockery with the nation, reports UNB.”The people’s voting rights were snatched through the 30 December national election and yesterday’s (Thursday) by-election to Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor post,” he said.Mosharraf, a BNP standing committee member, made the remarks after placing wreath at party founder Ziaur Rahman’s grave marking the Jatiyatabadi Matshyajibi Dal’s 40th founding anniversary.He said the people did not go to vote in the by-election. “They went to polling stations where the councillor election was held,” he said, adding that it was “surprising the Awami League candidate got over eight lakh votes”.He accused the government of ballot stuffing, saying the voters protested against “vote robbery by the ruling party and administration in the national election” by not showing up.”People have lost their confidence in the government and the election commission. That’s why they didn’t cast their votes,” he said.The BNP leader said it is now a big challenge for their party to restore democracy and give people their voting rights back.”We are reorganising our party and associate bodies. We believe the BNP will make a comeback and restore democracy and people’s voting rights,” he said.
Kolkata: A colourful procession was organised in north Kolkata to welcome Bengali New Year and to create social awareness and communal harmony among the people on Sunday.The rally was organised by Mohan Gupta, Trinamool Congress councillor of ward 17. It was attended by more than 1,000 local people. Sudip Bandyopadhyay, local MP and Shashi Panja local MLA took part in the procession.The participants wore colouful dresses and many of them sang Rabindra Sangeet. Tribal dance added colour to the rally. Like every year the Charak festival was held at Chatubabu and latubabur bazar. Those who took part in Charak showed some rare physical fits. The Charak festival on Beadon Street is over 100 years old. The leaders urged the people to live peacefully and spread the message of communal peace and harmony.
Pushpa, a book that recollects the experiences of Inger Solberg, a Scandinavian Designer in India, was recently released at the Danish Ambassador’s residence in New Delhi. Eminent personalities from the world of literature, films and theatre, among others attended the function. Commenting on the release of the first in a series of books to soon follow, the author, Inger Solberg commented, “Since I live in this wonderfully magical country full of love, spices and diversity, I have also spiked my stories with a bit of Indian garam masala. Everything tastes better with spices added to it, and so do the stories in my book.” The 280- page book is published by Mahaveer Publications, a prominent Indian publishing house is priced at INR 175 for the paperback edition. The book can be purchased from prominent bookstores all over South Asia including India, Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, etc.Welcoming the author, Freddy Svane, Ambassador of Denmark to India said, “This is part of the endeavours of the Danish Embassy to promote Danish authors and artists in India.” A part of the proceeds from the sale of the book will be contributed towards charity for the betterment of battered and under privileged women.
Between 128,000 and 187,000 years ago a Neanderthal fell in a hole. It almost sounds like the set up for telling a joke, but instead, it may be an opportunity to take a new look at human evolution. The Neanderthal in question has been dubbed Altamura Man, having been found in a hole in Lamalunga Cave, near Altamura, Italy in 1993, according to science site phys.org.A group of cave explorers found the Neanderthal’s remains embedded in the rock of the cave and covered in calcite deposits. He was in a well or borehole that was mostly limestone and running water.Pulo di Altamura, Italy. Sinkhole. Photo by Travus CC BY-SA 2.5Even after the discovery, the remains stayed untouched for more than 20 years, as it was believed that trying to excavate the remains would cause irreparable damage to the find. As a result, scientists who wanted to study the remains could only do so through casual observation completed in situ.Because there weren’t any viable ways to conduct an in-depth study of the remains, it was difficult, at first, for scientists to make firm determinations about the Neanderthal’s probable age and gender. However, in the last several years a team of researchers were able to extract a small bone sample and retrieve some DNA for analysis. They published their findings in the Journal of Human Evolution.Image of hominid skeleton. Photo by Domenico Capitanio CC BY-SA 3.0The remains, overall, are in an excellent state of preservation, and researchers believe that he must have fallen into the well and gotten stuck, probably dying of thirst or starvation.Because they’re in a place where they were protected from the dangers of weather or predation, the remains stayed in excellent shape, even if they are largely covered by stone and minerals. They represent the oldest remains of this type that have yet been discovered and studied.The researchers began their work in 2009, taking a small piece of the exposed shoulder bone for laboratory analysis. Using uranium-thorium dating, they determined that the calcite was formed between 170,000 and 130,000 years ago, during the next-to-last quaternary glaciation period.They also managed to extract some DNA from the bone and determined that the remains were, in fact, of a Neanderthal male who was about 35 years old at the time of his death.The year after researchers began their study of Altamura Man, they were able to give him a face. According to the Daily Mail, David Caramelli, a professor of anthropology at the University of Florence, worked with a colleague to create a model of what the Neanderthal would have looked like.They used laser scanning and a technique called photogrammetry, a method of using photos to make precise measurements, and combined the results with the DNA analysis previously obtained to get the necessary information to create their model.They passed the data they gathered on to Alfons and Adrie Kennis, brothers from the Netherlands who are also paleo-artists, who created the hyper-realistic model. The completed model showed a specimen who was stocky and short, with a prominent brow, a very large nose, and an elongated skull. The model showed that, while the body shape was typically Neanderthal, there were some unusual features with regard to his skull.Neanderthal reconstruction. Photo by By Tim Evanson CC BY SA 2.0The skull showed a set of traits that were archaic, even given the time period in which Altamura Man lived, indicating that the specimen might be a bridge between Neanderthals and an earlier species of proto-humans, Homo heidelbergensis, who existed from 750,000 to as recently as 100,000 years ago.Read another story from us: Bones Reveal Neanderthal Child was Eaten by a Giant Prehistoric BirdIt’s well-known that the lines of human evolution are more than a little blurry, with there being a number of versions of early humans, whose times on Earth often overlapped and blended, making it difficult to reconstruct the chain of human evolution with any precision.Altamura Man gives scientists the potential opportunity to examine a period of time about which they have relatively little data in the fossil record — and perhaps untangle one more knot in coming to a fuller understanding of how humans came to be.
News | PACS Accessories | June 13, 2019 M*Modal and Community Health Network Partner on AI-powered Clinical Documentation M*Modal announced that the company and Community Health Network (CHNw) are collaborating to transform the patient-… read more A nurse examines a patient in the Emergency Department of Cincinnati Children’s, where researchers successfully tested artificial intelligence-based technology to improve patient recruitment for clinical trials. Researchers report test results in the journal JMIR Medical Informatics. Image courtesy of Cincinnati Children’s. Podcast | Information Technology | June 26, 2019 PODCAST: Why Blockchain Matters In Medical Imaging The technology has some hurdles ahead of it. 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Besides groups that will update criteria for ambulatory, inpatient, and emergency department EHRs, and update the optional child health and cardiovascular certifications, new work groups were created for PHRs and behavioral health. Other groups will focus on progress in interoperability, security and privacy. All volunteers have been invited to meet at a face-to-face kickoff meeting July 16–17 in Chicago. The roster of newly selected work group members is published on the Web site www.cchit.org. Applications for the next year’s work in the health information exchange group and a new long-term care group will open at a later date.The Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology is an independent, nonprofit organization that has been recognized by the federal government as an official certification body for electronic health record products. Its mission is to accelerate the adoption of health information technology by creating a credible, sustainable product certification program. The certification requirements are based on widely accepted industry standards and involve the work of hundreds of expert volunteers and input from a variety of stakeholders throughout the healthcare industry. For more information: www.cchit.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Feature | Information Technology | May 17, 2019 | Carol Amick 3 Recommendations to Better Understand HIPAA Compliance According to the U.S. 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
Technology | May 04, 2009 Roentgen Works Supports Remote Reading News | PACS | March 19, 2018 Exa PACS Helps Teleradiology Provider Increase Productivity 400 Percent Nine months after the implementation of Exa PACS (picture archiving and communication system) from Konica Minolta… read more Related Content Image courtesy of Philips Healthcare BRIT Systems will show its next-generation, Web-based technology platform for the Roentgen Works remote reading solution, a workflow solution that enables radiology groups of all sizes to provide outsourced radiology reading services.Roentgen Works is BRIT Systems’ next-generation Roentgen Files II, a new DICOM server that uses a Google database and Linux clustering technology to create a reliable, stable image management and distribution solution. BRIT is introducing the use of advanced technologies such as AJAX and Skype embedded in the Roentgen Works, and demonstrating newly developed urgent findings tools. AJAX technology enables real-time updating of information and viewers in an intelligent fashion. Skype technology lets users communicate over the internet, either by instant messaging or making phone calls that are logged and tracked.An open API has been added to the Roentgen Works so the worklist can launch a study in another DICOM viewer, including BRIT Vision. The Roentgen Works will also include BRIT’s newly developed integrated voice dictation and transcription solution, BRIT Speak, which was also launched at the 2008 annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America.For more information: www.brit.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Teleradiology | April 10, 2019 vRad Receives 19th Patent vRad (Virtual Radiologic), a Mednax Radiology Solutions practice, announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office… read more Technology | Teleradiology | June 28, 2018 Dictum Health Launches Advanced Telestroke Module for Virtual Exam Room Platform Dictum Health Inc., creators of the Virtual Exam Room (VER) telehealth technology, announced the release of their Care… read more Technology | Ultrasound Imaging | May 15, 2019 Clarius Releases Clarius Live Ultrasound Telemedicine Solution Clarius Mobile Health released a telemedicine solution called Clarius Live. The simple-to-use feature allows any… read more News | Teleradiology | May 10, 2018 DocPanel Partners With University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine Teleradiology company DocPanel announced a partnership with the University of Southern California (USC) Keck School of… read more News | Teleradiology | November 25, 2018 Siemens Healthineers Showcases syngo Virtual Cockpit for More Flexible Workforce Management During the 104th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Nov. 25-30… read more News | Breast Density | February 14, 2019 Densitas Enters Partnership Agreement With TeleMammography Specialists Breast imaging analytics company Densitas Inc. announced a new collaboration partnership with TeleMammography… read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | March 30, 2018 Philips Integrates Reacts Tele-Ultrasound Platform on Lumify Portable Systems Philips in partnership with Innovative Imaging Technologies (IIT) announced an industry-first integrated tele-… read more News | Teleradiology | May 06, 2019 Chipmunk Health Chooses Philips HealthSuite for Telehealth Services Philips announced that telehealth service provider Chipmunk Health, with locations in the Netherlands and Canada, is… read more News | Orthopedic Imaging | November 09, 2017 Sectra to Provide Orthopedic Post-Operative Follow-Up for Teleradiology Company International medical imaging IT and cybersecurity company Sectra recently signed an agreement with the global… read more
Related posts:After 23 years in prison, top assassin for Pablo Escobar is a ‘reformed’ man Costa Rica’s 3-pronged strategy scores high against drug trafficking, says Coast Guard chief Beachcombing along the Caribbean drug trail in Nicaragua Alleged Mexican drug lord pleads not guilty in US court BOGOTÁ, Colombia – It’s a tall order to play the role of Pablo Escobar, the larger-than-life druglord who became the world’s seventh-richest man with his shrewd, ruthless dominance of the international cocaine trade.The Colombian kingpin has already been brought to the screen by actors ranging from Oscar winner Benicio del Toro to Vincent Chase, the fictional heartthrob in the HBO series “Entourage” who nearly wrecked his career with a disastrous Escobar biopic.So Brazilian actor Wagner Moura knew he had his work cut out for him when Netflix hired him for the lead role in its latest original series, “Narcos,” which chronicles the height of Don Pablo’s reign over the Medellín Cartel in the 1980s.The first thought to cross his mind, he laughingly told AFP in an interview, was: “I’m fucked.”He spoke no Spanish, for one thing. And he didn’t look the part.“I was a very thin Brazilian guy,” he said.But he threw himself into the role.He moved to Medellín for six months to study Spanish in Escobar’s hometown. He gained 20 kilos (nearly 45 pounds) — which he is still struggling to shed, he admitted. He adopted the druglord’s look, from the mustache to the lopsided hairstyle.Reviewers have praised the accuracy of his portrayal, which enabled the show’s director, fellow Brazilian Jose Padilha, to seamlessly splice historical footage of the real Escobar into the series.“Narcos,” which debuted Friday, recreates Escobar’s world through the eyes of Steve Murphy, an agent with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. He is played by Boyd Holbrook (“Gone Girl,” “Milk”), whose jaded narration of the cross-border operation against the Medellín Cartel frames the show. Colombian police and military forces storm the rooftop where drug lord Pablo Escobar was shot dead just moments earlier during an exchange of gunfire between security forces and Escobar and his bodyguard on Dec. 2, 1993. AFPShot almost entirely on location in Colombia, the show features dialogue in both English and subtitled Spanish.“I don’t know anything in American television that looks like ‘Narcos.’ It’s spoken in two languages. It’s shot here in Colombia. It has a very international cast,” said Moura.Netflix spokeswoman Kari Perez said the U.S. video streaming giant sees the show as part of its “ongoing bet” on Latin America, where it first rolled out service in 2011.“We wanted to have to have a series that would work in two different worlds: It would be very interesting for an American audience [and] a Latin American audience,” said Padilha, the director.“And the way to do it was to tell the DEA story.”A complex killerPadilha made his name exploring the upside-down moral universe of cops and drug dealers in his native Brazil with “Elite Squad” (2007) and “Elite Squad: The Enemy Within” (2010), both of which starred Moura.A piercing critic of the war on drugs and its unintended consequences, he said “Narcos” gave him the chance to tell that story from both sides.“Escobar marks the beginning of the inflow of cocaine with volume into America and Europe,” he said in a Netflix press release.“He shaped history. … So, where else to begin?” Hermilda de Escobar, second right, mother of Medellín drug cartel kingpin Pablo Escobar, walks with friends and relatives on Dec. 2, 1994 to Escobar’s tomb to celebrate the first anniversary of his death. AFPThe show — 10 episodes of 45 minutes each, all available immediately for Netflix’s 65 million subscribers — also features Chilean actor Pedro Pascal (“Game of Thrones”) and Mexican actress Stephanie Sigman (“Spectre,” the forthcoming James Bond movie).Twenty-two years after his death in a shootout with Colombian police on a Medellín rooftop, Escobar is still revered by some in the city as a Robin Hood figure who built them hospitals, schools and housing.Others revile him for unleashing a campaign of terror on Colombia in his bid to avoid being extradited to the United States.Moura said he wanted to capture Escobar’s complexity in his portrayal.“I love the fact that he’s a very contradictory character,” he said.“He loved his family. He was loved — he’s still loved by a lot of people in Medellín. And he’s still one of the most terrible killers in modern history.” Facebook Comments
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Hundreds of Taliban insurgents launched a major assault at dawn Saturday on a remote district in Afghanistan’s northeastern Badakhshan province, as reinforcements were flown in to help beleaguered police officers there, officials said.Some 300 Taliban fighters targeted the Yamgan district, a mountainous region with no road leading to it, said Sakhi Dad Haidari, a deputy provincial police chief in Badakhshan. Haidari warned the district could fall to the militants as reinforcements arrived Saturday afternoon. Lal Mohammad Ahmadzai, a spokesman for the provincial police chief in Badakhshan, said the insurgents are near the district’s headquarters and an intense battle still raged. There were no casualty figures immediately available.Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the attack, saying militants overran the district headquarters. Ahmadzai denied the claim.The Taliban’s annual warm weather offensive started in April, the first since U.S. and NATO forces ended their combat mission in the country at the end of last year.Meanwhile Saturday, a roadside bomb killed six civilians in southern Uruzgan province, said Dost Mohammad Nayab, spokesman for the provincial governor. A day earlier, another roadside bomb killed six members of a family in the Shah Wali Kot district of southern Kandahar province, said Samim Khpalwak, a spokesman for the provincial governor.Also on Friday, another roadside bomb killed five civilians and wounded five in Ghazni province near its capital, said Mohammad Ali Ahmadi, a deputy provincial governor. Another bomb targeting a passing army vehicle killed a woman and a child late Friday night near Kabul, police said.The Taliban often plant roadside bombs to target police officers and soldiers, though they often kill civilians instead. Comments Share New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t like Top Stories Sponsored Stories Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility ___Associated Press writer Mirwais Khan in Kandahar, Afghanistan, contributed to this report.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Check your body, save your life New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies The difference between men and women when it comes to pain
by The Associated Press Posted Apr 3, 2019 12:10 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Bernie Sanders to appear in Fox News town hall meeting NEW YORK — Fox News Channel says Bernie Sanders will appear on the network for a town hall event on April 15, the first Democrat to venture onto Fox for this type of an event in the current presidential campaign cycle.Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum will co-anchor the town hall, which will be held in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. It will focus on the economy and jobs.It’s an important booking for Fox, after the Democratic National Committee announced last month that it would not hold any of its presidential debates on the network. The committee said it was concerned about whether Fox could hold a fair and neutral event.Sanders appeared in a Fox town hall during his 2016 primary campaign. His opponent, Hillary Clinton, did not.The Associated Press
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