APTN National NewsOnce again, flooding forced residents of Lake St. Martin from their homes this spring.Leaders there felt that the best solution was to relocate the community to safer grounds.However, the negotiations process to make the move has left many people frustrated.APTN National News reporter Matt Thordarson has this story.
VANCOUVER – Jim Pattison’s Great Pacific Capital Corp. has made an offer to buy the rest of Canfor Corp. it does not already own for $16 per share.Shares in Canfor closed at $8.80 on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Friday.Great Pacific already owns about a 51 per cent stake in the lumber producer. The offer values Canfor at about $2 billion.Great Pacific says the proposed transaction will allow for the elimination of the significant costs related to maintaining a public company listing and allow for reinvestment of that money in the company’s operations.Canfor says it has formed a special committee of independent directors to review the offer and consider its strategic alternatives.
Casablanca —FinanceCom and BMCE President Othman Benjelloun says there are various reasons for which Morocco is continuing to excel despite the delay of the government’s formation following the October elections.“Morocco distinguishes itself clearly in the geopolitical, continental, Mediterranean and Arab landscapes, and the multidimensional reforms instituted under the leadership of His Majesty King Mohammed VI” the financial tycoon was quoted by Maghreb Arab Press (MAP) as saying. “Morocco’s constitutional institutions, and the sovereign at their head, are a considerable asset,” he said. According to Benjelloun, Morocco’s strong foundation has allowed for continued stability despite the fact that Head of Government Benkirane has yet to form a government since the PJD’s win past October. “In other circumstances, the absence of a government following legislative elections […] could have constituted a major handicap for the conduct of the affairs of this country,” he said. But in Morocco“ no institutions have gone vacant, even though the delay of the government’s constitution is regrettable,” he added. Benjelloun credits the king’s “intense work” during these last few months for the country’s continued steadiness. “These royal initiatives are encouraging and stimulating examples for all economic operators and the citizens of this country, so that Morocco remains a haven of peace, serenity and stability,” Benjelloun concluded.
NEW ORLEANS — The Trump administration and several Republican-led states face a midnight Wednesday deadline for filing papers with a federal appeals panel reviewing a lower court ruling that former President Barack Obama’s health care law is unconstitutional.The administration has switched its stance in the case, telling the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that it believes the Affordable Care Act law should be struck down completely. The administration had argued initially that only key parts of the law, such as protection for pre-existing conditions, should be invalidated.U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor struck down the law in December, ruling in a case filed by Texas and other Republican-led states. The U.S. House and several Democratic-led states appealed.The case is expected to eventually reach the Supreme Court.Kevin McGill And Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, The Associated Press
It has long been linked to scandal among the middle classes, having been the handsome block where George Bernard Shaw set his sexual comedy The Philanderer.Now, wealthy residents at Ashley Gardens in Belgravia have found themselves at the centre of a new outrage. But this time, it is with their “exotic European” neighbour.Homeowners at the luxurious complex have complained that Linda Marinelli Landor, an 81-year-old Italian poet, has been using her £3million apartment as a bohemian bed and breakfast. I would hear wheelie cases going across the marble hall in the hallway as they come and goNeighbour Mary Drummond Italian economist, Irene Dell’Orto, said she had answered an advert on Spare Room for a room in the flat, where she stayed for several months in 2014.It listed a “room with a view” and suggested it would be suitable for “a very intelligent and careful person”, possibly a self-employed writer or musician.Miss Dell’Orto said she paid £950-a-month for her room and was told by Mrs Landor to tell any neighbours that she was a “cousin”, she said.However, she moved out almost immediately after one of the neighbours told her staying there was “illegal”, she said. One guest she met had found the room through Airbnb.Mark Warwick QC, defending for Mrs Landor, said: “Whether or not she was in breach in carrying on a business as at June 2015, she then ceased to do that on a date thereafter.”The mother-of-six had been advised to stop advertising for guests and to put up a notice, informing her neighbours of who was staying and when.”In order to do this, from about September 2015, she pinned to the outside of her front door a document headed: ‘With reference to custom in great country houses, notice of visitors is given,’ he said. “Below this heading, she would write in the name of visitors who stayed at the flat and the dates when they stayed.” Mary Drummond outside Central London County CourtCredit:Paul Keogh Ashley Gardens, in BelgraviaCredit:Paul Keogh Guests have been heard coming and going in the early hours and dragging their suitcases across the marble floors, it has been alleged, while a party involving a flamenco dancer is said to have set chandeliers swinging in the flat below.Mrs Landor has denied running a bed and breakfast in the apartment, claiming guests are Italian family or friends from the creative industry.But the row has reached such a pitch that she is now facing an application to forfeit her home by the freehold owners at the Central London County Court.On Wednesday, Michael Pincher, one of her friends, said it had become a battle between “the boring middle classes and exotic Europeans”. His comment came after the court was told Mrs Landor, who goes by the pen name Jessica D’Este, owns the lease on the 2,000 square foot flat, which has four bedrooms.But Kevin Pettican, the barrister for the freehold owners, Ashley Gardens Freeholds Limited, said she is in breach of a condition that it be used by a single family only. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Neighbours in Ashley Gardens are in a legal fight with Credit:Paul Keogh Mr Pettican told Judge Damien Lochrane that she previously advertised for guests on websites including Spareroom.co.uk and Airbnb, although the flat is no longer on those websites.Comings and goings have irritated some of her neighbours, principally Mary Drummond, 62, who lives in the flat beneath, the court heard.Giving evidence, Mrs Drummond said there had been a “constant stream” of guests to the block, which has previously been visited by Thomas Hardy and is said to have inspired W Somerset Maugham’s The Moon and the Sixpence.”The quantity is what we are complaining about,” she told the judge. “We are talking about changing guests in the same day.”In her defence, Mrs Landor claims that, whether she had run a commercial guest house at the flat in the past or not, she has not done so for 18 months or more.But Mrs Drummond, an interior designer, claimed the problem is an ongoing one. “We are still getting people walking above our heads at 4am,” she said. “If this was a flat with a single family occupancy, we wouldn’t have nearly so many problems.”I don’t spend my entire life listening for noise. I would hear wheelie cases going across the marble hall in the hallway as they come and go.”Frequent music recitals and arty late-night soirees have also caused disruption in the genteel block, which is located on a quiet street close to Victoria Station. One party, which Mrs Drummond said featured a flamenco dancer, had set the chandeliers swinging in her flat. Two guests who had been mentioned were in fact a Korean film maker and French actress and writer, who were working on a script with Mrs Landor’s daughter, he said.He added that Mrs Landor had remedied any breach of her lease by stopping taking strangers as guests and that the freeholders had waived any right to forfeit the lease by accepting her ground rent.To turf her out on her ear would be devastating for a pensioner with a rare neurological disorder which can incapacitate her for weeks on end.”Her occupation of the flat is integral to her lifestyle,” he said. “The flat is full of antiques and objet d’art. She regards the flat as itself ‘an art installation’. The flat has been her home for 43 years. She has nowhere else that she could live.”It would not be an exaggeration to say that a decision that required her to leave her flat would be a life-changing matter for her.”The case was adjourned until a later date.
RK PPD Zagreb celebrated first win of the season at VELUX EHF Champions League! Croatian champions who changed coach Veselin Vujovic after four defeats in a row at the start of the European elite competition, were lost after first 30 minutes, but they managed to make fantastic turnover and beat RK Vardar 28:27 (12:17)!Over 7.000 fans witnessed surprisingly good last 20 minutes in which goalkeeper of home team Ivan Stevanovic had fantastic role with 17 saves, just like left wing Dobrivoje Markovic with 6 of 6.On the other side, Alex Dujshebaev netted five goals, despite the fact that he missed some period od match due injury.PPD ZAGREB:Stevanović 16, Skok; Ereš, Kontrec 2, Vori 1, Cingesar 1, Šebetić 4, Marković 6, Raković, Horvat 4(1), J. Valčić 3, Jotić 2, T.Valčić, Mandalinić 5, Miklavčič, Markoski. Trener: Silvio Ivandija.VARDAR SKOPJE:Šterbik, Milić; Stoilov, Ferreira, Maqueda 2, Dereven 2, Karačić, Dujshebaev 5, Abutović, Canellas 1, Cindrić 3, Čupić 4(1), Dibirov 4, Shishkarev 1, Borozan 3, Marsenić 2. Trener: Raul Gonzales. ← Previous Story TATRAN beat Chekhovskie Medvedi after great first half time Next Story → Lions’ storm over Kielce!
The 41-years old goalkeeper of Danish Bjerringbro Silkeborg, Soren Rasmussen, was the biggest star of unforgetable win of his team in Kiel – 24:21, which kept Danes in the race for the sixth place for knock-out stage with Orlen Wisla Plock.Ex-member of SG Flensburg, the permanent shadow of Mattias Andersson, obviously knew the feeling of playing at Sparkassen Arena. He saved 55% of shots and with another SG Flensburg legend, Michael Knudsen, made the dreams came true in front of 400 Danish fans…DANES WANT TOP 16: Bjerringbro Silkeborg win in Kiel!STANDINGS: 2. Paris Saint-Germain Handba…121002380:334(46)20 8. Kadetten Schaffhausen111010285:344(-59)2 4. SG Flensburg-Handewitt10514274:256(18)11 6. Orlen Wisla Plock12327314:336(-22)8 ← Previous Story Veszprem’s routine job over Wisla Plock Next Story → Sterbik to retire in summer 2018? 5. THW Kiel12516302:307(-5)11 1. FC Barcelona Lassa111001324:276(48)20 7. Bjerringbro-Silkeborg12309303:338(-35)6 3. Telekom Veszprém12624319:310(9)14
Name Effie Markesinis, Year 12 student at Balwyn High SchoolYour greatest achievements Achieving a study score of 50 in Modern Greek last year and being awarded a Premier’s Award for Greek this year. How did you get to where you are nowI extended myself beyond the textbooks and absorbed myself in all aspects of the Greek culture. Your greatest challengeMaintaining my Greek identity whilst living so far away from Greece.Your goals for the futureTo study law and work in Foreign Affairs. Best moment of your life When I went to Greece for the first time in 2006 and visited the villages where my dad and grandparents were raised.One word that describes you the bestDeterminedPerson you most admire and why My yiayia Efthimia who always puts her family before herself and who encouraged me to become involved in all aspects of the Greek community. Best thing about being Greek-AustralianA strong sense of family is promoted and both are rich in tradition.If I could say anything to the Greek community Invest the time and effort in ensuring that the younger generations maintain the Greek language. Most embarrassing or funny Greek (family) moment At Easter when my uncle knocked over the lamb, just as my dad was preparing to bring it inside for everyone to start eating. Favourite place to go or hang out at Melissa in TemplestoweFavourite Greek food LoukoumadesSong that I can’t get out of my head at the moment To fonazo by Giannis PloutarxosI can’t live without… My family, friends, and my computer. If I was Kevin Rudd for a day I would… Ensure Greek was made an available language at all schools in Australia. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
People in need in our community have increased, says a representative of welfare associations in Melbourne.Edmondos Kaderoglou, office manager, Greek Welfare Centre Victoria, says that he has noticed a “slight increase” in the last two years.“We are assisting ex-patriots who have returned from Greece given the financial situation and we assist Greeks as well who have migrated,” Mr Kaderoglou tells Neos Kosmos.The Greek Welfare Centre Victoria – which works under the auspices of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia – says it’s impossible to put a number on how many people in our community received donations, as many are helped through the church directly. But he adds that the number of people assisted through this Easter appeal would be in the hundreds.For nearly 20 years, the centre has been assisting members of the Greek Australian community in need through their appeals. They rely on donations by members of the community. The Greek Welfare Centre of Victoria would like to extend a big thank you to the parishioners and public who contributed with their generosity to the food appeal. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
France : quels sont les ménages qui émettent le plus de CO2 ?Une étude dévoilée ce lundi 28 mars concernant le bilan carbone des ménages français esquisse le profil-type du Français qui émet le plus de CO2 : un retraité ou un cadre supérieur vivant seul, dans une ville de moins de 20.000 habitants et prenant régulièrement l’avion.Pensez-vous faire partie des ménages français qui émettent le plus de CO2 ? L’Observatoire du bilan carbone des ménages français, dirigé par Green Inside, un cabinet de conseil de stratégie en développement durable, a passé à la loupe le comportement de 2.000 ménages français, que cela soit en termes d’alimentation, de transports ou de logements, trois secteurs clés afin de déterminer qui émet le plus de CO2. Ainsi, Gabriel Dabi-Schwebel, de Green Inside, explique à l’AFP : “L’un des éléments les plus clivants, c’est la taille du foyer. Plus on est nombreux dans le foyer, moins le bilan carbone est important par individu”.À lire aussiPratiqué trop souvent, le ménage serait mauvais pour la santéAinsi, les ménages qui partagent les ressources et moyens émettent moins de CO2 que les ménages composés d’une seule personne. “On ne va pas empêcher les gens de divorcer, mais cela pose clairement des questions en termes de bilan carbone. C’est là qu’il y a besoin d’une politique structurelle, pour voir comment réfléchir à une mutualisation, comme le co-voiturage, la colocation pour les jeunes, ou comment on pourrait mutualiser les machines à laver”, a réagi Gabriel Dabi-Schwebel. Chez les ménages les plus aisés, le poids des loisirs est important dans le bilan carbone, et notamment à cause de l’avion qui représente une part importante des émissions transports. De plus, vivre dans une ville de moins de 20.000 habitants donnerait des bilans carbone plus mauvais que les ménages vivant dans des grandes villes et cela du fait que la voiture est plus utilisée lorsque l’on vit en banlieue ou à la campagne. Le transport reste le pôle le plus émetteur de CO2 avec un poids de 54% dans le bilan carbone total, devant le logement qui représente 30% des émissions et l’alimentation (16%).Le 28 mars 2011 à 13:07 • Emmanuel Perrin
Real Madrid manager Julen Lopetegui insists that midfield duo Luka Modric and Mateo Kovacic are content at the clubThe Croatians have been linked with moves away from the 13-time European champions this summer with Modric attempting to join Inter Milan, while Kovacic has reportedly gone on strike in order to force a move.But, speaking ahead to Real’s International Champions Cup clash against AS Roma in New York on Tuesday, Lopetegui insisted that both players are happy.“The level of excitement is as high as it can be, as it is with most of the players,” he said on AS.“My understanding is that both are happy to be here.”Real president Florentino Perez has previously announced that Modric will be remaining at the club, unless Inter are willing to match his €750m buy-out clause.“The president [Florentino Perez] was clear and unequivocal,” Lopetegui said.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.“We’re in no doubt at all that Modric is going to continue playing for us just as he has been.”As for Kovacic’s alleged strike, Lopetegui said: “I’ve not seen that he’s gone on strike,”“He trained normally. Mateo is a member of the squad, and I am delighted with him.”But it appears that a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo will likely not happen this summer.“My conversations with the club are private, but we are fully on the same page,” he said. “One of recent history’s most important players has left.“I see this is an opportunity to move forward as a collective, and fulfil the demands at this club.”
Business name: A-1 Security Metal Fab Inc.Owners: Debbie and Patrick Thomas. Address: 6123 N.E. 63rd St.What the business does: A-1 is a welding shop that specializes in ornamental iron railing, fences and light metal fabrication. The company also is a distributor for a generic aluminum railing system. A-1 is a licensed contractor in Washington and Oregon.How has the economy affected your business: The business took a huge hit, longtime employee Jim Evans said. He said the business started with two people in a garage. Business increased every year and hit $1 million in sales after nine years and four years ago achieved $2 million in sales. But, Evans said, two years ago the bottom fell out and sales dropped to $700,000. Employees were cut from 10 to five.Greatest challenge: Before the economy turned, Evans said business was booming and the biggest challenge was keeping up. One of the metal company’s clients was selling more than 1,000 homes a year, which in turn resulted in A-1 getting a lot of business. They had to turn away customers because their facility wasn’t large enough to produce more. Now the biggest challenge, Evans said, is finding work. There is almost no new construction. He said the company used to be backed up for six months and now it is about six weeks.What’s ahead: Evans said the company has always paid 100 percent of medical insurance for employees, including their families, but now is worried they might not be able to continue that practice. The company is concerned about future taxes and what is happening in the housing industry. Evans said there is one positive for his company: there will always be dry rot in this area and he has work replacing the damaged wood with steel.Year established in Clark County: July 7, 1985.Employees: Five. Telephone: 360-696-2722.Fax: 360-696-9521.E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.Website: No.Hours: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
PEMBROKE PINES, FLA. (WSVN) – A South Florida church has received an outpouring of support days after it was burglarized.Several people donated musical equipment to Miracles Through Prayer and Faith Ministries in Pembroke Pines, Friday, after they heard on 7News that thieves had stolen about $10,000 worth of equipment.“It’s an awesome day,” said Pastor Earl Richards. “God came through, and I knew he would have come through but not so speedily thanks to Channel 7.”The community came together to help install donated speaker boxes and amplifiers.A Miami pastor said he wanted to give hope to Richards and the church after he heard that thousands of dollars worth of equipment had been stolen Tuesday morning.“When you guys covered the story the first time … almost like he needed hope at that moment and we were able to provide that hope for him,” said Pastor AJ of Fushion Church. “We had this stuff that we updated a year ago, and we said, ‘You know what? My brother could use this stuff. We just have this laying around.’ And here we are.”The theft was a huge loss for this small Caribbean church because music is very important to their worship. “It’s very unfortunate, you know, that people would come into the church,” said Richards. “When you steal things anywhere it’s wrong, but coming to church to steal things in the church. You’re stealing from God.”Richards told 7News the burglars used a rock to shatter the glass on the front door and got in.“We have about four different kinds of amplifiers. We have a CD deck, we have a mixer, we have bass guitars, a bass amplifier, lead amplifier. They took about eight or nine different items, which amounts to close to $10,000,” said Richards.Though he was overwhelmed with gratitude from the generous donations, Richards still encourages the thieves to bring back the stolen instruments.“If you’re watching right now, just bring back what you have stolen,” he said. “Confess your sins to the Lord Jesus Christ, and He will forgive you.”If you have any information on this church burglary, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
(Photo by Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage)A group of six dental health aide therapists graduated from training Friday in Anchorage. The ceremony also marked the 10th anniversary of the innovative program that places mid-level dental practitioners in under-served rural communities across Alaska. 81 villages in the state now have therapists.Former Secretary of Health and Human Services Dr. Louis Sullivan spoke at the graduation. Sullivan says the American Dental Association has strongly opposed the program from the beginning. But he says dental health aide therapists help expand the reach of dentists.Download Audio
.Bangladesh has gone four notches down in the Berlin-based Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2018, ranking 13th most corrupt country of the world. Bangladesh was ranked 143rd in 2017’s CPI with a score of 28 points.On a scale of zero to 100, Bangladesh has scored 26, declined by two points, which are equal to the country’s score in 2016.A report recently published by the Transparency International reads, “Since 2017, several countries in the Asia Pacific region declined by two to three points, including Bangladesh (26), Maldives (31) and Vietnam (33), Timor-Leste (35).”Bangladesh is just above the war-ravaged Afghanistan in the South Asia.“Unfortunately, these countries share several common factors that work to counteract anti-corruption efforts. These include a lack of strong and independent democratic institutions that can deliver checks and balances, and a strong-handed central government that limits or suppresses free and open media and citizen participation, the report also says.“As the performance of democratic institutions weakens and political rights decline, corruption festers and grows,” it adds.Despite stagnation and declines in the 2018 scores, according to the TI, India has been raked 78 with a score of 41 while Pakistan scored 33, Malaysia 47 and Maldives 31.The TI report also says that these countries ‘will be important to watch moving forward.’Transparency International Bangladesh’s executive director Iftekharuzzaman said, “The cause behind the increase in corruption is lack of implementation of the political promises and postures. There are rare examples of bringing the big shots to the book.”The TIB executive director said this on Tuesday in a media conference.He said, unabated corruption in the banking sector, fraudulence, land and water body grabbing and political control in the government’s procurement sector are getting a safe-side due to political affiliations.“Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and other supervisory bodies of the government are weak. The space for the media and civil society outlets are shrinking gradually,” he added.
Many creators nonetheless rely on outside services for their membership and crowdfunding campaigns. For example, Patreon announced in January that it had surpassed 3 million patrons, who were supporting over 100,000 creators with recurring payments. And this week, lifestyle YouTuber Hannah Forcier did a “photo booth” session, allowing fans to have short one-on-one video chats with Forcier, during which they could pose to take 3 photos together. Forcier charged fans $40 each to participate in the photo booth, but handed out discounts to some of her Twitter followers.Fundo appeals to fans to participate in these events to support their favorite creators. “Creators spend a lot of their time making your favorite videos, and to continue to do that they rely on support from viewers like you,” reads a FAQ document available to potential participants. “The earnings from Fundo events go directly to support their channels and creativity, so they can continue to make you feel all the feels.”In addition to video chat functionality and payments services, Fundo has also implemented a queue system designed to assure that these virtual meetings stay exclusive without frustrating fans. “Events on Fundo can be very popular,” the service’s FAQ states. “Please try to be patient. The creator will get to everyone.”It is unclear how many creators Area 120 has tested Fundo with, and whether Google plans to make it more widely available in the future. The company did file for a Fundo trademark earlier this month, suggesting it may actually want to use the branding going forward. However, Google has been integrating a number of crowdfunding features directly into YouTube, including paid channel memberships, virtual gifting via so-called super chats and more. Google’s skunkworks lab Area 120 has been quietly testing an events-centric crowdfunding service for YouTubers, Variety has learned. Called Fundo, the service allows creators to invite their fans to virtual meet & greet sessions and other paid online events.A Google spokesperson confirmed the testing in a statement provided to Variety: “One of the many projects that we’re working on within Area 120 is Fundo, an audience engagement and monetization platform for YouTube creators. Like other projects within Area 120, it’s a very early experiment so there aren’t many details to share right now.”Google launched Area 120 in 2016 as a kind of internal startup incubator. The unit has been testing a number of different apps and services, ranging from apps that help kids with reading to customer service tools for small businesses. Some of Area 120’s apps are available to the public on Google Play and the App Store. YouTube Yanks 210 Channels for Spreading Propaganda Against Hong Kong Protests ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Related Popular on Variety News Corp Is Developing Knewz, a News-Aggregation Service to Counter Google That Would Present Content Without ‘Bias’ Fundo, on the other hand, has been flying pretty much under the radar, and its existence has not been previously reported. The Fundo website keeps mum on key details, simply calling it “an experimental project within Area 120, currently in beta,” while also inviting creators interested in learning more to get in touch with the team.The basic idea behind Fundo is to give creators a chance to sell special online events to some of their biggest fans. For instance, YouTuber Jessi Vee used Fundo to facilitate a virtual meet-and-greet session, consisting of a live video chat with small groups of her fans, last month.Mexican YouTube star Key Riqué began selling personalized shoutouts to her fans for 80 Mexican peso per video (about $4) in January. Roblox YouTuber KreekCraft has done multiple meet & greets, charging fans $10 per ticket, and showing off how that experience looks in the video below:
News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more Related Content News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). “Right Ventricular Longitudinal Strain: A Superior Measure of Outcomes in Patients with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension,” presented by Karima Addetia, M.D., et al. from the University of Chicago Medicine. This study compared free wall longitudinal strain of the right ventricle (RV) together with other 2-D echo parameters in 93 patients. In addition, measurements were assessed for predicting all-cause mortality in pulmonary arterial hypertension patients. TAPSE (M-mode) and S (pulsed-wave Doppler) were measured in the basal segment of the right ventricular free wall. Fractional area change (FAC) and free wall longitudinal strains were measured using EchoInsight. The study concluded that RV free wall longitudinal strain is more predictive of all-cause pulmonary arterial hypertension mortality over TAPSE, S or FAC and should be included in 2-D echo protocols when evaluating and managing these patients. “Left Atrial Strain Predicts Atrial Fibrillation Recurrence in Patients with Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation and Preserved Ejection Fraction Treated with Catheter Ablation,” presented by Mislav Vrsalovic, M.D., et al. from the University of Michigan. This study investigated novel echo strain parameters as predictors of outcome in atrial fibrillation patients treated with radiofrequency catheter ablation in 110 patients. Left atrial (LA) and ventricular (LV) global longitudinal strains were measured with 2-D speckle tracking using EchoInsight. Patients were followed for atrial fibrillation recurrence after catheter ablation. The study concluded LA strain by 2-D speckle tracking echo is a strong and independent predictor of atrial fibrillation recurrence after catheter ablation therapy in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation and preserved ejection fraction (EF). Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 26, 2019 Intelligent Ultrasound Group Collaborating With the National Imaging Academy Wales Artificial intelligence (AI)-based ultrasound software and simulation company Intelligent Ultrasound Group plc (AIM:… 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. This release… read more FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 To view the full abstracts: www.abstractsonline.com/pp8/#!/3658/ “Right Ventricular Global and Regional Function as Assessed by Two-Dimensional Strain Imaging in Patients with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy,” presented by Alexandros Briasoulis, M.D., et al. from the Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center. This study analyzed RV strain in patients with left ventricular hypertrophy secondary to either hypertrophic cardiomyopathy or hypertension without pulmonary hypertension. Echo was performed in 32 patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, 21 patients with hypertension without pulmonary hypertension, and 11 healthy subjects. EchoInsight was used for segmental longitudinal strain analysis in apical views. RV global longitudinal strain was calculated by averaging septal and right free wall strains. An RV global longitudinal strain cut-off value of >-14.9% differentiated hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and hypertension without pulmonary hypertension with a 84% sensitivity and a 95% specificity. The study concluded RV strain parameters are impaired in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Assessment of two-dimensional RV strain parameters could help differentiate between hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and hypertension without pulmonary hypertension. News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 31, 2019 Studies Confirm Clinical Value of ShearWave Elastography for Liver Fibrosis Evaluation SuperSonic Imagine announced the publication of the results of its prospective multicentric clinical study conducted in… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 05, 2019 Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an ambulatory… read more March 25, 2015 — Cardiac visualization and analysis software provider Epsilon Imaging announced the results of four studies presented at the ACC 2015 that demonstrated improved quality in assessment of heart function with EchoInsight visualization and analysis. These studies included: News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more “Simultaneous Assessment of Longitudinal Strain in All 4 Cardiac Chambers: A New Method to Characterize Cardiomyopathy,” presented by Karima Addetia, M.D., Masaaki Takeuchi, M.D., et al. from the University of Chicago Medicine and University of Occupational and Environmental Health. The study analyzed 109 normal subjects and 62 patients with dilated cardiomyopathy using apical 4-chamber views with echo that included the left and right ventricles and both atria. 2-D speckle tracking was used in all four chambers in the same cardiac cycle with EchoInsight to obtain longitudinal strain. The study concluded simultaneous measurement of longitudinal strain provides new insight into inter-chamber relationships and may prove useful in evaluating cardiomyopathies. The ScanTrainer transvaginal simulator is one example of Intelligent Ultrasound’s simulation technologies. News | March 26, 2015 Epsilon Announces ACC 2015 Study Results With EchoInsight Cardiac Echo Visualization, Analysis Software 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 11, 2019 360 Degree View of a Smartphone Performing a Cardiac Ultrasound Exam This 360 degree photo shows a basic, point-of-care cardiac echocardiogram being performed using a smartphone turned i read more
Go back to the e-newsletterActor, producer, musician and philanthropist Will Smith today took part in an exclusive British Airways-hosted event in advance of his latest blockbuster, ‘Suicide Squad’.The event included a Q&A session in which the Academy Award nominee and four-time Grammy winner spoke about his role in the new action-adventure movie, travel experiences and other insights.The Hollywood icon, who stars as supervillain Deadshot in his most recent role, entertained 75 British Airways VIP guests during the exclusive session held at the Noir Lounge at Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates. During the intimate Q&A session Smith talked with British Airways’ Senior First Officer & Assistant Pilot Recruitment Manager Andy Perkins and Senior First Officer Will Swinburn about preparing for such a character and which fellow ‘Suicide Squad’ member he would most like to fly with.“We have been travelling a lot, there are about 10 of us and we have been travelling for about a month. Captain Boomerang, played by Jai Courtney, he would be the best travelling buddy as he is unbound by the necessity to wear clothes. He certainly knows how to have fun,” Smith commented.Talking about his character in the movie, he noted that it made a good change to play a bad guy as he hadn’t played many in his career, and that playing Deadshot had been a fun role as he “wasn’t bound by morality”.Smith, who has travelled extensively to promote the movie added that there are still destinations on his bucket list that he would like to visit or film in: “I would like to go to the Maldives and I haven’t done a lot in Indonesia. I would like to travel through there. Those are the top ones on my list.”Talking about meeting the 47-year-old star, British Airways’ Andy Perkins said: “It’s not every day you get to interview a superstar like Will Smith. His films are enjoyed by British Airways passengers in the air every day of the week and I’m pleased to report that he was just as entertaining in real life.”Go back to the e-newsletter
By Evie AndreouCyprus disagrees with any notion of suspending Turkey’s EU accession negotiation, it said on Friday.Government spokesman, Prodromos Prodromou, said: “The accession dialogue must not be substituted with an upgraded, enhanced of enlarged customs union of Turkey with the EU, bearing in mind the fact Turkey that has not appropriately implemented even the initial customs union.”He was commenting on the call this week by the European Parliament’s rapporteur on Turkey, Kati Piri, for formal suspension of accessions talks with Turkey.In her draft 2018 Commission Report on Turkey, released this week, Piri said that continuing a negotiating process aimed at EU integration of Turkey has lost all credibility under the present circumstances.“Apart from the clearly autocratic nature of the recently introduced presidential system, which lacks the necessary democratic checks and balances, it is impossible to ignore the further regression of the rule of law with over 50,000 people, including journalists, politicians and human rights defenders still in jail since the attempted coup and 150,000 civils servants dismissed without proper legal procedures,” the report said.Even though Prodromou said that draft report on Turkey’s accession progress includes important references concerning “exactly the fair, objective and real recording of the data”, Cyprus does not agree with a possible discontinuation of the country’s accession process.The trend observed lately, he said, “not only in the report, but more generally in the European policy on the possible disruption of Turkey’s accession course – a direction unfortunately caused by developments in Turkey – creates a great deal of concern (to the government).”He added that the government does not agree with such a prospect in the sense that the accession dialogue should not be substituted “by the upgrade, strengthening or enlargement of Turkey’s Customs Union with the EU, bearing in mind that Turkey does not even apply properly the original Customs Union (agreement).” Turkey does not fully implement the EU Customs Union agreement, as, since it does not recognise the Republic of Cyprus, refuses to open its ports and airports to Cyprus’ vessels and aircraft.Prodromou said that the issue is being handled by the foreign ministry and that developments are expected.You May LikeInsured Nation – Auto Insurance QuotesNew Rule in Rowland Heights, California Leaves Drivers FumingInsured Nation – Auto Insurance QuotesUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboola