Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_img GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Molasses Harbour Bridge Molasses Harbour Bridge on Route 316 in Port Felix is reduced to one lane for repairs until further notice. Temporary traffic signals are in place. CONTINUING WORK ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Highway 101 Highway 101 through Kings and Annapolis counties will have traffic delays in several areas until Friday, June 2. The delays are due to repairs being made to the following bridges: Cambridge, Brooklyn and Gates Mountain. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Highway 101 – Bridgetown Highway 101 will be reduced to one lane for repaving from Exit 21 westerly for 8.5 kilometres. Work is expected to be complete on Friday, June 30. Work will take place from 6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. KINGS COUNTY: Old Baxters Mill Bridge Open The Old Baxters Mill Bridge, near Baxters Harbour in Kings County is open to one-lane of traffic. Vehicles weighing more than 5,000 kilograms are restricted from using the bridge. Local Area Office: 902-485-5254 Fax: 902-485-7047 Local Area Office: 902-883-9789 Fax: 902-883-8732 Local Area Office: 902-755-7060 Fax: 902-755-7049 INVERNESS COUNTY: Little Narrows Ferry The Little Narrows ferry will be out of service for its annual refit until Saturday, May 27, at 6 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-825-4827 Fax: 902-825-3593 Local Area Office: 902-893-5784 Fax: 902-896-2259 Local Area Office: 902-424-4409 Fax: 902-424-0568 Local Area Office: 902-638-3150 Fax: 902-638-3356 Local Area Office: 902-396-8426 Fax: 902-755-7184 Local Area Office: 902-893-5797 Fax: 902-896-2259 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 125 Exit 5A on Highway 125 will be closed for gravelling and the installation of a guard rail until Wednesday, Aug. 30. Detour signs are posted. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-543-4733 Fax: 902-543-5596 DIGBY COUNTY: Highway 101 Highway 101 at Exit 25, Joggin Bridge, will be reduced to one lane for road work until Friday, June 16. Work takes place Monday to Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons. Local area office: 902-756-0210 Fax: 902-861-1152 Local Area Office: 902-568-3378 Fax: 902-563-3379 Local Area Office: 902-863-3420 Fax: 902-863-7365 INVERNESS COUNTY: Cabot Trail Cabot Trail (Trunk 30) from 6.2 kilometres south of Margaree Harbour to the new pavement at Margaree Harbour will have a one-lane closure for repaving until Thursday, August 31. Traffic control consists of a traffic control person. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Highway 103 Highway 103, from Northfield Overpass to Exit 10, will have alternating lane closures until Wednesday, May 31, for repaving. A detour is available on Route 325 from Bridgewater to Mahone Bay. Traffic control consists of a pilot vehicle and flashing lights. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. PICTOU COUNTY: West River East Side Road The West River East Side Road near Salt Springs is reduced to one lane for repairs until further notice. Traffic control consists of traffic signals. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 103 Highway 103 from Exit 3 to Exit 5 will be under construction for gravelling and paving until Saturday, Sept. 30. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. HANTS COUNTY: Route 224 Route 224, from Cooks Brook easterly to Exhibition Grounds Road will have a one-lane closure for gravelling and paving until Thursday, Aug. 31. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons and a follow-me truck. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-424-6144 Fax: 902-424-7116 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Route 327 Route 327 from Highway 125 overpass to Caribou Marsh Road will have a one-lane closure for road repairs until Thursday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-679-4308 Fax: 902-679-6124 LUNENBURG COUNTY: Sperry Bridge No. 2 Sperry Bridge No. 2 on Petite Riviere Road is closed until further notice. Detours are posted. Local Area Office: 902-825-4827 Fax: 902-825-3593 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 118-Wright Avenue Interchange Between the intersection at Highway 111 and the airport, Highway 118 will have intermittent lane closures in both directions for interchange construction. Traffic control consists of cones, barrels and jersey barriers. For information call 902-424-6144 between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-835-2702 Fax: 902-835-1860 PICTOU COUNTY: White Hill Road White Hill Road has a one-lane closure varying in length and location during ongoing work until Thursday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Lilyvale Bridge Lilyvale Bridge on the Lilyvale Road is closed for repairs until further notice. Traffic control consists of signs. Detours are available on Camden Road and Riversdale Road. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Highway 102 Highway 102 southbound will have a one-lane closure between exits 13A and 15 (Highway 104) until Thursday, Aug. 31. Traffic control consists of signs. Commuters are advised to expect delays. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-860-5614 Fax: 902-860-5616 Local Area Office: 902-565-6841 Fax: 902-563-2517 Local Area Office: 902-543-7376 Fax: 902-543-5596 Local Area Office: 902-667-2972 Fax: 902-667-3424 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Intersection, Route 311, Bible Hill The intersection on Route 311, Main Street, Trunk 4, Pictou Road and College Road in Bible Hill will be reduced to one lane for improvements until Friday, June 30. Traffic control will consist of traffic control persons. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. PICTOU COUNTY: Carmichael Road Toney River Bridge on Carmichael Road is closed until further notice. Traffic control consists of signs. Detours are available on Poplar Hill Road and Meadowville Station Road. Local Area Office: 902-893-5797 Fax: 902-896-2259 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Wyse Road Bridge Wyse Road Bridge in Middle Musquodoboit will be closed to truck traffic while the bridge is being repaired. Trucks will detour via Route 356 and Route 213 until further notice. Traffic control consists of signs. SHELBURNE COUNTY: Port Clyde Bridge Port Clyde Bridge on Route 309 will be closed until Friday, Aug. 4, while a new bridge is being built. Motorists are advised to use the Clyde River Bridge on Highway 103. CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Mount Whatley Road Bridge The bridge on Mount Whatley Road at the Nova Scotia-New Brunswick border will be closed until further notice. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Magazine Hill Entrance Bridge The Magazine Hill entrance bridge structure on Trunk 7 will have periodic lane closures for bridge repairs until Wednesday, May 31. Traffic control consists of traffic control persons, jersey barrier and speed reduction signs. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-543-8169 Fax: 902-543-0686 -30-last_img read more

Heavy rain in south Japan over 1 million directed to leave

first_imgTokyo: Japanese authorities on Wednesday directed more than 1 million residents in parts of the southern main island of Kyushu to evacuate to designated shelters as heavy rains batter the region, prompting fears of landslides and widespread flooding. The Fire and Disaster Management Agency said the directive was issued in three southern prefectures. Directives are stronger than advisories, but there are no penalties if people do not comply. Also Read – Turkey preparations for Syria offensive ‘completed’ Heavy rain has continued in southern Japan since Friday, killing an elderly woman in a mudslide in Kagoshima. The rain also has flooded dozens of homes. Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Kotaro Nogami said 14,000 ground troops were standing by for emergency rescue and search operations if needed. He urged residents to use caution and try to evacuate early “to protect your lives” rather than waiting until the last minute. The agency said landslide warnings have been issued for parts of the three prefectures because rain is expected to intensify over the next few days. The Meteorological Agency says up to 35 centimeters (13 inches) more rain is expected through Thursday.last_img read more

Tembec takeover could be in jeopardy after two largest shareholders oppose deal

MONTREAL — The takeover of forestry company Tembec could be in jeopardy after the company’s second-largest shareholder said Tuesday it will vote against the US$807-million friendly offer by Rayonier Advanced Materials.Restructuring Capital Associates (RCA), which owns 17.1 per cent of Tembec’s stock, said it will join Oaktree Capital Management in opposing the transaction at a vote July 27.Together, the company’s two largest shareholders control 37 per cent of Tembec (TSX:TMB) shares.The takeover requires support by a two-thirds majority vote of shareholders.RCA said it supports the proposed merger with Rayonier Advanced Materials. But it added that the Florida company must respond more appropriately to several complaints from Oaktree including that shareholders aren’t receiving a fair price and that Rayonier Advanced Materials can sweeten the offer. Rayonier Advanced Materials dismissed such concerns Monday as “misleading.”“The strategic merit of this unique combination can improve profitability exponentially and Oaktree makes a compelling case that Rayonier can and should improve its offer,” RCA founder James Bennett said in a statement Tuesday.A spokeswoman for Rayonier Advanced Materials (NYSE:RYAN) and Tembec said the companies wouldn’t comment on any particular shareholder’s voting intentions before next week’s vote.On Monday, it said it stood by its offer of $4.05 in cash or 0.2302 of a share in Rayonier Advanced Materials, subject to a cap on the total amount of cash and shares that will be issued.The friendly offer is 37 per cent above where Tembec’s shares traded before the proposal, but it is less than the $4.25 the shares traded for in afternoon trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange. read more

The Pope says Charlie Gards parents should be allowed to stay with

first_imgCharlie Gard with his parents They said they had been denied their final wish to be able to take their son home to die and felt “let down” after losing their legal fight.The hospital later confirmed it was “putting plans in place for his care”. Charlie, who suffers from a rare genetic condition and has brain damage, is being cared for at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).The little boy has been at the centre of a lengthy legal battle between his parents, who wanted him to undergo a therapy trial in the US, and specialists at the hospital who said the treatment was experimental and would not help.On Friday a picture of the couple sleeping on either side of their son in hospital was posted on their Twitter account alongside the hashtags #jesuisCharlieGard #charliesfight #letcharliegohome. Charlie Gard with his parentsCredit:PA  The couple released an emotional video a day earlier saying they had been told Charlie would die on Friday.center_img Pope Francis has called for the parents of terminally-ill Charlie Gard to be allowed to “accompany and treat their child until the end”.It comes as Chris Gard and Connie Yates are spending the last days of their 10-month-old son’s life with him, after being given more time before his life-support is turned off.In a statement, the Vatican press office said the pope “is following with affection and sadness the case of little Charlie Gard and expresses his closeness to his parents. For this he prays that their wish to accompany and treat their child until the end is not neglected”. Charlie’s plight has touched many people and the family received donations totalling more than £1.3 million to take him to the US for therapy.Monsignor Vincenzo Paglia of the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy for Life issued a statement saying: “Dear Charlie, dear parents Chris Gard and Connie Yates, we are praying for you and with you.”He also drew criticism for saying the parents’ wishes should be respected, but that they must also be helped to understand the “unique difficulty of their situation”.Campaigners have pledged their support to the family on social media using hashtags and blue heart emoticons.Charlie’s parents, both in their 30s and from Bedfont, west London, had asked European court judges in Strasbourg, France, to consider their case after judges in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court in London ruled in favour of GOSH doctors.But on Tuesday the European Court of Human Rights refused to intervene Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Jagdeo agrees to meet Granger over 2nd rejected GECOM list

Meanwhile, Jagdeo used the occasion to speculate on what the possible outcome of Monday’s meeting could be.According to the Opposition Leader, the President could request a third list—’a request with which he will have to comply with as per constitutional provisions’ he said. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedJagdeo says willing to explore nominating foreigner as GECOM ChairJune 27, 2019In “latest news”GECOM Chair 3rd list: Opposition Leader shortlists 10, says 1 already declinedJuly 12, 2017In “latest news”President, Opposition Leader to meet todayJuly 4, 2019In “latest news” Jagdeo however, said he disagreed with the “President’s interpretation.”Those on the second rejected list by Head of State Granger are Retired Justice of Appeal B.S Roy,  Retired Justice William Ramlall;  Attorney-at-law and a former Magistrate, Ms. Oneidge Walrond-Allicock; Attorney-at-Law, Kashir Khan;  Attorney-at-law, Nadia Sagar and businessman, Gerald Gouveia. …reiterates extra-parliamentary actions if President acts unilaterally Opposition Leader, Dr Bharrat Jagdeo (L) and President David Granger (R)Leader of the Political Opposition, former President and Peoples Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C) General Secretary Dr Bharrat Jagdeo has committed to meeting with Head of State, David Granger on Monday over the protracted impasse in the selection of a nominee for the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) with a second list rejected again this past week.   Jagdeo made the pronouncement today (June 8, 2017) as he met with members of the media at his Church Street, Leader of the Opposition Office and said despite his disagreement with the president’s decision, the offer to meet must be taken at face value as an attempt at a collaborative approach in solving the imbroglio.The Opposition Leader was quick to also reject recent speculations published in the public domain purportedly sourced to him as positions adopted in light of the President’s refusal of his nominees.According to Jagdeo, “I do not conduct negotiations or discussion of a critical nature in the media…Nor will I telegraph my position.”The opposition leader sought to make it clear that the Executive of the Peoples Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C) will be meeting tomorrow at which time the matter will be discussed.The former President prefaced his remarks to the media by openly rejecting the interpretation offered by President Granger.Granger in his rejection of the second list of nominees said all of the persons did not meet within the criteria set out in the Constitution, and by him. He suggested too that the President could also decide to appoint a GECOM Chairman unilaterally and reminded that this course of action will be staunchly resisted.The PPP General Secretary indicated that this is a big concern for the party, “particularly given signals from the government that they may move to unilaterally, unconstitutionally, and unlawfully appoint a Chairman of GECOM.”He said should the President go this route he will be faced with “litigation and there are other actions that I will not speak about at this point in time.”According to the former President the party will be exercising extra-parliamentary and parliamentary actions.Jagdeo suggested too that the President could very well suggest a completely different course of action in resolving the imbroglio—a suggestion that would have to be taken under advisement.Meanwhile, on the matter of the pending court case filed by a private citizen with a view to secure an interpretation of the constitutional provision (Article 161 (2)) for the appointment of the GECOM Chair, Jagdeo said he will not be awaiting the determination of that case.  Jagdeo surmised there is no assurance that the matter will be determined in finality at its next hearing and in fact the matter could very well be appealed all the way to the Caribbean Court of Justice.He suggested that the matter is of such a nature that it would be imprudent for him to await its conclusion. read more

Solskjaer named Premier League Manager of the Month

first_imgManchester United interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been named the Premier League Manager of the Month for January.Solskjaer equally became the first United manager to receive the award since Sir Alex Ferguson in October 2012 – when they last won the Premier League.Another W for Ole Gunnar SolskjaerYour @BarclaysFooty Manager of the Month for January#PLAwards pic.twitter.com/8Joh22m6tI— Premier League (@premierleague) February 8, 2019United made a clean sweep of victories in January against Newcastle, Tottenham, and Brighton apart from the Burnley draw, the only stalemate since the Norwegian took over as caretaker boss.Solskjaer, who masterminded the three successive wins in December, has taken United to within two points of fourth-placed Chelsea, ahead of Saturday’s trip to Fulham.Asked at his Friday news conference about his impressive start at United, Solskjaer disclosed to Sky Sports: “It’s been a great achievement.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“The team deserves every single bit of credit – they’ve done it.“But I don’t look back at being proud of this and proud of that, I’ve never been that way, I’ve always looked forward and not sat down before a chapter is finished.“I reflect, but I’ve never [pat myself on the back] and said, ‘Well done’, maybe I should do more often. But that’s just me.”The former United striker is heavily tipped to take over as the manager on a permanent basis and that could be sealed earlier if guides United to the Champions League.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been named the Premier League manager of the month for January.He becomes the first United manager since Sir Alex Ferguson retired to win it.Ole’s at the wheel! 🇾🇪👏🏼 #mufc pic.twitter.com/SuEsYa89EX— United Xtra (@utdxtra) February 8, 2019last_img read more

50th giraffe born at Zoo Miami showcased in new exhibit

first_imgSOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A new exhibit at Zoo Miami is featuring a baby giraffe that was delivered at the zoo.The baby giraffe was born last week and is now bringing crowds to the new exhibit, starting this weekend.The calf, who hasn’t been named yet, weighed in at 138 pounds at birth and stood nearly 6 feet tall.It is the 50th giraffe to be born at Zoo Miami.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

POLICE LOG for January 6 Methuen Man Arrested Vehicle Fire Christmas Trees

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Sunday, January 6, 2019:A 2-vehicle crash took place on 93 North, near Exit 41. At least 2 additional vehicles were damaged due to debris from the crash. (2:00am)Police assisted the Fire Department with a vehicle fire on Middlesex Avenue. (12:36pm)A caller reported a person jogging on Middlesex Avenue placed something in his mailbox and his neighbor’s. Police responded. Item was just a flyer. (12:52pm)Zachary Brennan (23, Methuen) was arrested on a warrant. Police responded after a caller reported two suspicious white males with dark clothing and a duffle bag in the Heavnly Donuts parking lot. Both men were warned about trespassing on the tracks. (4:26pm)A caller reported a black SUV struck a fence on Salem Street. SUV drove away. Police unable to locate and did not note any fence damage. (6:56pm)A caller reported a Christmas tree was in the middle of the road on Church Street. Police moved it to the side. (7:28pm)Another caller reported a Christmas tree was in the middle of the road on Salem Street, near the Winchester Family Medical Center. Police moved tree. (8:01pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 18: 2 Vehicles With Same License Plate; Statue Missing From Wildwood CemeteryIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 27: OUI Arrest; Woman Brings Caged Bird To Town BeachIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 31: Woburn Man Arrested For OUI; Bad Highway Crash Required MedflightIn “Police Log”last_img read more

Kenai Peninsula doctor calls for needle exchange program

first_img(Image courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control)One of the dangers tied to drug abuse is the risk of transmitting disease through needle sharing. Dirty needles are a common vehicle for HIV, Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B and other serious infections. A proven solution is providing access to clean needles and a safe place to dispose of dirty ones.  A local doctor wants to start Homer’s first syringe exchange program.Alaska has a bad track record when it comes to IV drug use. Heroin abuse alonedoubled in the state between 2007 and 2013.The World Health Organization blames five to ten percent of the world’s new HIV cases on IV drug abuse. And the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the same for 60% of new Hepatitis C cases in the United States.“The one we see most commonly in Alaska is Hepatitis C,” said Sarah Spencer.Dr. Sarah Spencer works in addiction medicine at Homer Medical Center in Homer and Ninilchik Tribal Clinic. She wants to start a syringe exchange program. A place people can drop off their used needles in exchange for clean ones.“And also things like sterile cotton that they would use in the process of injecting IV drugs,” said Spencer.She says exchanges reduce cases of HIV and Hepatitis by between 30% and 50%.“About a thousand people in Alaska are diagnosed with Hepatitis C every year. It’s actually significantly more contagious than HIV. HIV is still certainly around but it’s not nearly as prevalent as Hepatitis C,” said Spencer.On top of viruses – which include Hepatitis B – Spencer says dirty needles can also cause bacterial infections that are even more common and can be more dangerous.“Those can occur even if somebody is not sharing a needle,” said Spencer.Say someone is using an old needle over and over again. The needle gets dirty and they may not take simple precautions like using alcohol wipes to clean the injection site.“And that bacteria will get underneath the skin with the needle and can cause skin infections, abscesses and boils under the skin caused by staph bacteria,” said Spencer.Spencer says those infections often lead to emergency room visits, occasionally blood poisoning, infection of the heart valves…“…which we call endocarditis and from there it can actually spread through the whole body and cause abscesses in your brain, your lungs [and] really horrible life threatening diseases that are very difficult to treat, even with antibiotics,” explained Spencer.Spencer says a syringe exchange program could stop that from happening. There are only three in Alaska. They’re in Juneau, Fairbanks and Anchorage.“The AMA (American Medical Association), the National Institute of Health [and] the Surgeon General have all reviewed the evidence and every single one of them has come to the same conclusion. These programs save money and they reduce the spread of disease,” said Spencer.But, could an exchange program unintentionally encourage drug use?Spencer says no. Exchanges actually help decrease drug use because drug addicts can be steered into treatment.The cost savings Spencer mentioned comes from a drop in hospital bills.“Many of the people who are using IV drugs are not in a position where they’re able to work. Many of them don’t have health insurance. When they have a life threatening illness and they seek emergency care for that the taxpayer is going to pay the bill,” explained Spencer.She says each case of hepatitis C can cost $100,000 to treat but an entire year’s supply of syringes for one person is around $500.Starting an exchange is relatively easy. There are grant opportunities for funding. Manpower can come from volunteers and supplies can be bought cheaply in bulk. Spencer says the hard parts will be finding a way to get rid of dirty needles safely and finding a building to work out of.“The city government, the hospital, [or] a private organization; someone has to be willing to allow a space to be used several times a month,” said Spencer.It’s impossible to say how many people would use a syringe exchange in Homer. Spencer says the average number of IV drug users in the country is between one and two percent of the population.last_img read more

Bureaucrats appointment as election officers challenged

first_imgHigh CourtEngaging deputy commissioners — mid-ranking public servants of the administration cadre — in conducting elections in each administrative district has been legally challenged.A Supreme Court lawyer filed a writ petition with the High Court Thursday, challenging the appointment of deputy commissioners (DCs) and also divisional commissioners as returning officers (ROs).The hearing of the petition may be held on Sunday.A copy of the writ petition has already been sent to the election commission secretariat.An HC division bench of justice Syed Refaat Ahmed and justice Md Iqbal Kabir gave the approval for filing the writ.”We’ve filed the writ after getting approval from the court. The writ may be heard on Sunday,” petitioner Abdur Rahman told Prothom Alo.”We didn’t seek postponement of the polls. We’ve demanded replacement of divisional commissioners and deputy commissioners by district election officers as returning officers. The neutral and independent manpower is needed to hold free and fair elections.”The petitioner argues, as per the constitution, the deputy commissioners cannot conduct elections.”It shall be the duty of all executive authorities to assist the Election Commission in the discharge of its functions,” reads article 126 of the constitution.Since the deputy commissioners work under the executive, they themselves cannot conduct the elections directly, the petitioner said adding that the deputy commissioners may assist the commission as supportive force.The writ also argues that the article 118 (4) of the constitution will be violated if the DCs conduct elections.Section 4 of the article 118 says, “The Election Commission shall be independent in the exercise of its functions and subject only to this Constitution and any other law.”If and when DCs are returning officers, they actually work under the public administration ministry, according to the petitioner.The writ petition reads the returning officers will conduct elections as per section seven (4) of the Representation of People Order (RPO) 1973. “But the constitution does not support it,” it added.The election commission has its own officers to discharge duties as returning officers. But, it pointed out, none of them were appointed as returning officers. Only an upazila election officer was appointed as an assistant returning officer.The writ seeks replacement of UNOs (upazila nirbahi officers) by upazila election officers as assistant returning officers.US election observation organisation NDI, in a recent report, recommended appointment of the least number of government officers to hold a fair election.When contacted, public relation director of the election commission, MM Asaduzzaman said he is not aware of the writ petition.*This report, originally published in Prothom Alo online edition, has been rewritten in English by Rabiul Islamlast_img read more

Why Pinball disappeared as a default Windows app

first_imgIf you were a Windows user before the days of Windows Vista, 7, and 8, you may remember that Microsoft shipped its operating system with an included pinball game. That game was called 3D Pinball for Windows – Space Cadet to give it its full title, but more commonly got referred to as 3D Pinball or just Pinball.The last time Pinball was included with the OS was when Microsoft shipped Windows XP. When Vista arrived, it disappeared, and has never been included again. But why?Raymond Chen, software engineer and well-known Microsoft blogger, has cleared up the mystery. It all comes down to source code that was difficult read and devoid of any comments.Chen was tasked with porting millions of lines of code over from Windows XP 32-bit so Microsoft could ship Windows XP 64-bit. That code included Pinball, but it had a collision bug that saw the ball drop through the launcher and off the table, rendering the game unplayable. The game was developed by Maxis several years earlier (it also shipped with Windows 95), not Microsoft, but Chen had to try and fix the bug.In the end, Chen and another Microsoft programmer couldn’t figure out how the game worked just from looking through the source code. And with no help being offered from comments or documentation, they had to give up and carry on porting other things due to time constraints.Ultimately that’s why Pinball got dropped after Windows XP, but it doesn’t mean you can’t still play it! Wondering how to play 3D Pinball now? Apparently if you have Pinball on an old machine you can copy the Pinball folder from the C:\Program Files\Windows NT directory and get it to run on all versions of Windows since Windows XP. It even runs through Wine if you prefer to use Linux.via The Old New Thinglast_img read more

Electronic nose prototype may be worn for safetysniffing

first_img Explore further © 2012 Phys.Org This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. More information: www.peratech.com/via Technology Review, CNET Citation: Electronic nose prototype may be worn for safety-sniffing (2012, May 12) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-05-electronic-nose-prototype-worn-safety-sniffing.htmlcenter_img Quantum Tunnelling Composite Materials to Aid Next Generation Tactile Robotic Skin Development The key differentiator in the Peratech nose comes from its materials. The sensor was developed using the company’s Quantum Tunnelling Composite (QTC) material, which has attracted much interest among researchers in and outside the company. Peratech says its Quantun Tunnelling Composite is a class of electrically conductive material, and its technology was developed in conjunction with the University of Durham based on discoveries by the company founders. Peratech won this year’s Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category for its QTC technology.A University of Durham paper further defines QTC as a new type of metal-polymer; the materials change their resistance when a force is applied. In this case, the polymer content of the composite swells when exposed to VOCs. The material shows changes in electrical conductivity when mechanically deformed in any way (compressed, stretched, etc). “The reason for this unusual electrical behavior is thought to be due to a quantum-mechanical tunnelling process, whereby conduction electrons tunnel from one metallic grain to another.“The possibilities of the company’s device as a wearable sniffer may take the form of protective clothing for first responders who must carry out their work in areas that may be chemically contaminated. The prototype is also suggested as making its way into general clothing for people who need to monitor their health. Quantum Tunnelling Composites actually form an entire area of material science with a range of possible applications. The apps range from robotics to touch screens to consumer electrical products. David Lussey, Peratech’s chief technology officer, considers its QTC technology as “a small tiger by the tail.” He said that there are many ways in which QTC could be put to use but the company is focusing on one thing at a time. The electronic nose application was developed with the QTC research group at the University of Durham. Professor David Bloor, who has been part of the collaboration with Peratech, also considers Quantum Tunnelling Composite as unique in materials science. Referring to investigations of its properties by a team of researchers and students, he said “these never cease to amaze and open up different ways in which it can be used.”Peratech says it is looking for companies interested in licensing the technology from them to develop products. (Phys.org) — A UK company has developed an electronic nose that the company says can make a real difference, as a fast-acting device for detecting harmful substances in the environment. Peratech claims its electronic nose can pick up the presence of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) quickly and that its fast-acting sniffer has a large response signal (change in electric charge). The company also says its sensors have low power requirements that could be supplied by a small dedicated power source integrated into clothing.last_img read more

On an Arctic trip

first_imgThis spectacular photo is a part of an exhibit called ‘Accessible Arctic’. The show was assembled and curated by the Canadian Museum of Nature.and Canadian Geographic.  Together, they have formed a dynamic partnership to showcase Canada’s amazing natural history. The Accessible Arctic brings the beauty of the North closer to us as it speaks of its past, present and future. These quintessential images of nature and life in the arctic also remind us of the vast treasure that we hold in trust for future generations. The exhibition is being showcased in India, the timing of this exhibit marks Canada taking over the chair of the Arctic Council and India’s newly granted observer status at the Arctic Council.last_img

read more

first_img Molecular Imaging View all 22 items Find more news and videos from AAPM. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the name-sake of the Agatston score used in CT calcium scoring. He explains the history of the scoring system from the early 1990s and the evolution of CT technology for cardiac imaging. The latest American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 cholesterol guidelines now include the use of CT calcium scoring, which was a big topic at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., FACC, assistant professor of medicine and radiology, associate program director, advanced cardiac imaging fellowship, University of Utah, explains what radiologists and cardiologists need to know what is needed from CT imaging prior to ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation (AF) and ventricular fibrillation (VF). He spoke at a joint session of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the 2019 SCCT meeting.  Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the name-sake of the Agatston score used in CT calcium scoring. He explains the history of the scoring system from the early 1990s and the evolution of CT technology for cardiac imaging. The latest American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 cholesterol guidelines now include the use of CT calcium scoring, which was a big topic at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. Find more SCCT news and videos AAPM | July 29, 2019 VIDEO: Efforts to Define the Roles of Medical Physicists and Assistants for Regulators Brent Parker, Ph.D., DABR, professor of radiation physics and medical physicist at MD Anderson Cancer Center, explains how the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) is creating guidelines to better define the roles of non-physicist assistants. He said there is a lack of state regulatory oversight for medical physicists or their assistants, partly because there are no guidelines from the medical societies. AAPM has created a series of policy statements to better define these the roles and requirements for all of these positions. Parker said the goal is to give state regulators the the definitions needed to create oversight guidelines. He spoke on this topic in sessions at the AAPM 2019 meeting. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Find more SCCT news and videos Digital Radiography (DR) | October 05, 2016 Technology Report: Digital Radiography Systems Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of digital radiography (DR) advances at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2016 meeting. Read the article “The Coming Push for DR.”  Watch a technology report sidebar video on new DR Systems technology. Cardio-oncology | March 22, 2019 VIDEO: Characterization of Cardiac Structural Changes and Function Following Radiation Therapy Magid Awadalla, MBBS, is an advanced cardiac imaging research fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has been involved in an imaging study of cardiac changes from photon radiotherapy in breast cancer patients using serial cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The radiotherapy beams used to treat breast cancer pass close to the neighboring heart, which can cause cardiac cell damage leading to issues like heart failure later on. He spoke on the topic of cardio-oncology at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2019 meeting. Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., FACC, assistant professor of medicine and radiology, associate program director, advanced cardiac imaging fellowship, University of Utah, explains what radiologists and cardiologists need to know what is needed from CT imaging prior to ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation (AF) and ventricular fibrillation (VF). He spoke at a joint session of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the 2019 SCCT meeting.  Radiation Oncology View all 91 items Related Artificial Intelligence ContentTechnology Report: Artificial Intelligence 2017VIDEO: RSNA Post-game Report on Artificial IntelligenceVIDEO: AI in Tumor Diagnostics, Treatment and Follow-upVIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Help Reduce Gadolinium Dose in MRIVIDEO: AI, Analytics and Informatics: The Future is Here Related CT Calcium Scorining Content:VIDEO: New Cholesterol Guidelines Support CT Calcium Scoring for Risk Assessment — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D.CT Calcium Scoring Becoming a Key Risk Factor AssessmentACC and AHA Release Updated Cholesterol Guidelines for 2018VIDEO: CT Calcium Scoring to Screen For Who Should Take Statins — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D. Nuclear Imaging | March 22, 2019 VIDEO: Utilization of PET For Evaluation of Cardiac Sarcoidosis Raza Alvi, M.D., a research fellow in radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, has been involved in a study of a positron-emission tomography (PET) FDG radiotracer agent to image sarcoidosis. The inflammatory disease affects multiple organs and usually include abnormal masses or nodules (granulomas) consisting of inflamed tissues that can form in the heart. Alvi presented on this topic at American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2019 meeting.  Related CT Calcium Scorining Content:VIDEO: New Cholesterol Guidelines Support CT Calcium Scoring for Risk Assessment — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D.CT Calcium Scoring Becoming a Key Risk Factor AssessmentACC and AHA Release Updated Cholesterol Guidelines for 2018VIDEO: CT Calcium Scoring to Screen For Who Should Take Statins — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D. Mammography | April 15, 2019 VIDEO: A Discussion on Proposed FDA Rules for Mammography Reporting Wendie Berg, M.D., Ph.D., FACR, chief scientific advisor to DenseBreast-info.org and professor of radiology at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine/Magee-Women’s Hospital of UPMC, spoke with ITN Editorial Director Melinda Taschetta-Millane about some of the proposed amendments to the language being used for mammography reporting and quality improvement.Read the article “FDA Proposes New Rules for Mammography Reporting and Quality Improvement” Related content:itnTV “Conversations”: The Accuray Philosophy Artificial Intelligence | April 02, 2019 itnTV “Conversations:” What is Edison? At RSNA 2018, GE Healthcare formally presented Edison as the company’s new applications platform, designed to speed the delivery of precision care.  Artificial Intelligence | April 17, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence in Radiology — Are We Doomed? At the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI)/American College of Radiology (ACR) 2019 Symposium, Rasu Shrestha, M.D., MBA, chief strategy officer for Atrium Health, discusses his new role with Atrium, the hype cycle of artificial intelligence (AI) and the key elements of getting AI in radiology — and in healthcare — right.Read the article “Atrium Health Debuts Amazon Alexa Skill to Help Patients Access Medical Care”Listen to the podcast Is Artificial Intelligence The Doom of Radiology?, a discussion with Shrestha. Digital Pathology | July 11, 2019 VIDEO: Integrating Digital Pathology With Radiology Toby Cornish, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor and medical director of informatics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, explains how the subspecialty of digital pathology has evolved in recent years, the benefits of integrating pathology and radiology, and how artificial intelligence (AI) may smooth the transition, at the 2019 Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting.  Enterprise Imaging | March 27, 2019 VIDEO: GE Healthcare’s CCA Analytics Provides Governance for Enterprise Imaging GE Healthcare Centricity Clinical Archive (CCA) Analytics, shown at RSNA 2018, works directly with the vendor neutral archive (VNA), allowing users to evaluate clinical, financial and operational processes across the healthcare system. The analytics solution shows how all of the different components of the archive and all of the imaging sources — departments, facilities and modalities — are working across the enterprise. Conference Coverage View all 396 items Related Enterprise Imaging Content:RSNA Technology Report 2017: Enterprise ImagingVIDEO: Building An Effective Enterprise Imaging StrategyFive Steps for Better Diagnostic Image ManagementVIDEO: Enterprise Imaging and the Digital Imaging Adoption ModelEnterprise Imaging to Account for 27 Percent of Imaging MarketVIDEO: Defining Enterprise Imaging — The HIMSS-SIIM Enterprise Imaging WorkgroupVIDEO: How to Build An Enterprise Imaging System Radiation Oncology | May 13, 2019 Patient-first Innovations from Accuray at ASTRO 2018 At ASTRO 2018, Accuray showcased new patient-first innovations, including motion synchronization on Radixact, and the new CK VoLO, a fast optimizer on the CyberKnife system. Andrew Delao, senior director of marketing for Accuray, highlights the new features. Related content:VIDEO: Implementation of Artificial Intelligence Tools in Radiology Practice — Interview with Lawrence Tanenbaum, M.D.VIDEO: AI That Second Reads Radiology Reports and Deals With Incidental Findings — Interview with Nina Kottler, M.D.Technology Report: Artificial Intelligence at RSNA 2018VIDEO: Implementation of Artificial Intelligence Tools in Radiology Practice Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the name-sake of the Agatston score used in CT calcium scoring. He explains the history of the scoring system from the early 1990s and the evolution of CT technology for cardiac imaging. The latest American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 cholesterol guidelines now include the use of CT calcium scoring, which was a big topic at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. Advanced Visualization | April 01, 2019 VIDEO: The GE iCenter Looks Toward the Future of New Technologies GE Healthcare goes beyond core equipment maintenance to help clients solve some of their most important asset and clinical performance challenges through digital solutions. Artificial Intelligence | January 15, 2019 Technology Report: Artificial Intelligence 2018 In Artificial Intelligence 2018: What Radiologists Need to Know About AI, ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of artificial intelligence (AI) advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2018 annual meeting. Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Assist in Pediatric Imaging Sudhen Desai, M.D., FSIR, interventional radiologist at Texas Children’s Hospital, editor of IR Quarterly for the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) and on the Board of Directors for the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs, explained how artificial intelligence (AI) can assist in pediatric imaging and the pitfalls of training AI systems. He spoke at the 2019 Radiology AIMed conference. Deep learning algorithms require large amounts of patient case data to train the systems to read medical images automatically without human intervention. However, in pediatrics, there are often much lower numbers of normal and abnormal scans that can be used compared to vast amounts of adult exams available. This makes it difficult to train systems, so AI developers are coming up with innovative new ways to train their software. Compounding issues with training pediatric imaging AI is that the normal ranges change very quickly for young children due to their rapid development. He explained what is normal for a 2-year-old may not be normal for a 5-year-old.Desai and other pediatric physicians who spoke at the conference said AI could have a big impact on pediatric imaging where there are not enough specialists for the increasing image volumes. Enterprise Imaging | January 14, 2019 Technology Report: Enterprise Imaging 2018 In Enterprise Imaging 2018: Balancing Strategy and Technology in Enterprise Imaging, ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of enterprise imaging advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2018 annual meeting. Technology Reports | April 01, 2018 Technology Report: Artificial Intelligence 2017 ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of artificial intelligence advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2017 annual meeting.  AI was by far the hottest topic in sessions and on the expo floor at RSNA 2017. Here are links to related deep learning, machine learning coverage:Why AI By Any Name Is Sweet For RadiologyValue in Radiology Takes on Added Depth at RSNA 2017VIDEO: Key Imaging Technology Trends at RSNA 2017VIDEO: Deep Learning is Key Technology Trend at RSNA 2017VIDEO: Machine Learning and the Future of RadiologyVIDEO: Expanding Role for Artificial Intelligence in Medical ImagingHow Artificial Intelligence Will Change Medical Imaging Radiation Therapy | December 06, 2018 Technology Report: Patient-centered Care in Radiation Therapy Radiation therapy has become increasingly effective and safe as vendors continue to innovate technologies that benefit the patient. At ASTRO 2018, this patient-centric approach was exemplified and demonstrated not only in ways that match treatments to patients, but in how technologies can adjust to patient movement and anatomical changes, and to increase the precision of treatments. ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr showcases several new technologies that are helping to advance this field.For additional patient-centered care coverage, see:Conversations with Greg Freiherr: The Accuray PhilosophyASTRO Puts Patients First Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes Nate Bachman, graduate research assistant in the Human Cardiovascular Physiology Lab of the Dept. of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University, describes how he and fellow researchers used multiple types of cardiac imaging to evaluate the health of athletes who compete in endurance events lasting six hours or more, and what the results may suggest for future screening.Watch the VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019, an interview with AHRA President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA. 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) scanner on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting in July. It is aimed at cardiology office based imaging and was released this past spring at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.The system has removable tablets on each side of the scanner where the tech can adjust the machine, review scout scans and trigger the scanner. The idea is to improve workflow and allow the tech to remain at the bedside longer to be with the patient, rather tucked away in a remote control room using an intercom.The entire system is built into the gantry seen here, so there is no need for extra equipment in a closet, cabinet or server tower.It comes in a 128 slice configuration with 4 cm of anatomical coverage per rotation.It uses the Stellar detector and tin filtration to eliminate low energy photons and help lower dose. It can be programmed to aid workflow by automatically removing bone, create cured planar reconstructions, lung CAD and other post-processing features so more time can be spent on reading scans. The scanner also comes with a HeartFlow FFR-CT starter pack.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Information Technology | April 17, 2019 itnTV “Conversations”: Creating an Interoperability Strategy With Intellispace Enterprise Edition as the foundation, Philips Healthcare is connecting facilities and service areas within enterprises, while developing standards-based interoperability that preserves customers’ investments and best of breed systems.  Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | January 08, 2016 RSNA Technology Report 2015: MRI Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2015. Below is related MRI content:RSNA Technology Report 2015: Magnetic Resonance ImagingRecent Advances in MRI TechnologySoftware Advances in MRI TechnologyAdvances in Cardiac Imaging at RSNA 2016Recent Trends and Developments in Contrast MediaComparison Chart: MRI Wide Bore Systems (chart access will require a login, but is free and only takes a minute to register)Comparison Chart: MRI Contrast Agents(chart access will require a login, but is free and only takes a minute to register)Comparison Chart: Cardiovascular MRI Analysis Software(chart access will require a login, but is free and only takes a minute to register) FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related GE Edison Platform Content:VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence – GE Builds AI Applications on Edison PlatformGE Healthcare Unveils New Applications and Smart Devices Built on Edison Platform Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2019 meeting in July. The system was pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval at AHRA, but received FDA 510(k) clearance in early August 2019.The system features a 33-inch aperture, large enough to place a wheelchair inside. It can be rotated 90 degrees in either direction and the deck can be parked in any position, making it easier for patients to get on and off the 660-pound weight table. The FluoroSpeed X1 offers controls that are ergonomic for technologists, with duplicate controls on each side for either a left- or right-handed tech. The machine also has a large aperture to allow swallow studies.The FluoroSpeed X1 comes equipped with a 17 x 17-inch dynamic digital X-ray detector (FPD) in the table bucky, allowing it to both be used for fluoroscopy as well as radiographic exams.Read more about the FluoroSpeed X1:Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos Artificial Intelligence | March 13, 2019 VIDEO: How iCad Uses AI to Speed Breast Tomosynthesis At RSNA 2018, iCad showed how its ProFound AI for digital breast tomosynthesis technology might help in the interpretation of tomosynthesis exams. Rodney Hawkins, vice president of marketing for iCad, discusses how this technology can better help detect the cancer.Related content:Artificial Intelligence 2018: What Radiologists Need to Know About AIRSNA 2018 Sunday – Improving, Not Replacing Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., FACC, assistant professor of medicine and radiology, associate program director, advanced cardiac imaging fellowship, University of Utah, explains what radiologists and cardiologists need to know what is needed from CT imaging prior to ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation (AF) and ventricular fibrillation (VF). He spoke at a joint session of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the 2019 SCCT meeting.  Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2019 meeting in July. The system was pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval at AHRA, but received FDA 510(k) clearance in early August 2019.The system features a 33-inch aperture, large enough to place a wheelchair inside. It can be rotated 90 degrees in either direction and the deck can be parked in any position, making it easier for patients to get on and off the 660-pound weight table. The FluoroSpeed X1 offers controls that are ergonomic for technologists, with duplicate controls on each side for either a left- or right-handed tech. The machine also has a large aperture to allow swallow studies.The FluoroSpeed X1 comes equipped with a 17 x 17-inch dynamic digital X-ray detector (FPD) in the table bucky, allowing it to both be used for fluoroscopy as well as radiographic exams.Read more about the FluoroSpeed X1:Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Nuclear Imaging | August 24, 2017 VIDEO: Implementing CZT SPECT Cardiac Protocols to Reduce Radiation Dose Randy Thompson, M.D., attending cardiologist, St. Luke’s Mid-America Heart Institute, Kansas City, explains protocols and what to consider when working with the newer generation CZT-SPECT camera systems for nuclear cardiology. He spoke during the 2017 American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) Today technology update meeting. Watch the related VIDEO “PET vs. SPECT in Nuclear Cardiology and Recent Advances in Technology.” Read the related articles “Managing Dose in PET and SPECT Myocardial Perfusion Imaging,”  and “Advances in Cardiac Nuclear Imaging.” Find more SCCT news and videos Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos At RSNA 2011, Gamma Medica introduced its LumaGEM dual-head, low-dose, molecular breast imaging system. It is designed for ease of use, patient comfort and improved tumor detection in women with dense breasts. During RSNA, the Mayo Clinic presented interim data from a 1,252-patient trial comparing molecular imaging to standard mammography in women with dense breasts. Of the 19 tumors present in these patients, 15 were detected by molecular imaging and only three by mammography. Gamma Medica said this was an 87 percent sensitivity for molecular imaging and only 20 percent sensitivity for mammography. For more information: www.gammamedica.com Related CT Calcium Scorining Content:VIDEO: New Cholesterol Guidelines Support CT Calcium Scoring for Risk Assessment — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D.CT Calcium Scoring Becoming a Key Risk Factor AssessmentACC and AHA Release Updated Cholesterol Guidelines for 2018VIDEO: CT Calcium Scoring to Screen For Who Should Take Statins — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D. Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA, discuss some of the most important clinical topics at the 2019 AHRA Annual Meeting and how the association plans to help its members embrace technological change in the coming years. Among the main focuses at the meeting were clinical decision support (CDS), artificial intelligence (AI) and the use of data analytics to improve equipment and personnel performance. Watch the VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes, an interview with Colorado State University graduate research assistant Nate Bachman at AHRA 2019. Find more SCCT news and videos Find more news and videos from AAPM. Find more SCCT news and videos AAPM | July 29, 2019 VIDEO: Trends in Medical Physics at the AAPM 2019 meeting Mahadevappa Mahesh, Ph.D., chief of medical physicist and professor of radiology and medical physics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, and treasurer of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), explains some of the trends in medical physics and new features of the AAPM 2019 meeting. Watch the related VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care — Interview with AAPM President Cynthia McCollough, Ph.D., at the 2019 AAPM meeting.center_img Recent Videos View all 606 items SPECT-CT | December 12, 2018 VIDEO: Walk Around of the Veriton SPECT-CT System This is a walk around of the new Spectrum Dynamics Veriton SPECT-CT nuclear imaging system introduced at the 2018 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting. This is a walk around of an innovative new SPECT-CT nuclear imaging system shown at the Radiological Society Of North America (RSNA) 2018 meeting this week. It’s CT system with comes in 16, 64 or 128 slice configurations. It has 12 SPECT detector robotic arms that automatically move toward the patient and use a sensor to stop a few millimeters from the skin to optimize photon counts and SPECT image quality. It also uses more sensitive CZT digital detectors, which allows either faster scan times, or use of only half the radiotracer dose of analog detector scans.Read the article “Nuclear Imaging Moves Toward Digital Detector Technology.” Read the article “Spectrum Dynamics Sues GE for Theft, Misappropriation of Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition.” Radiation Oncology | July 22, 2019 VIDEO: Use of a Fully Self-contained Brain Radiotherapy System Stephen Sorensen, Ph.D., DABR, chief of medical physics, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona, explains the first commercial use of the Zap-X stereotactic radio surgery (SRS) brain radiotherapy system. The system uses a capsule-like shield to surround the gantry and patient, eliminating the need for expensive room build outs requiring vaults. The goal of the system is to expand SRS brain therapy by making it easier and less expensive to acquire the treatment system. Sorensen spoke about this system in sessions at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Related Articles on Y-90 Radiotherapy:Current Advances in Targeted Radionuclide TherapyA Look Ahead in Targeted Radionuclide TherapyRadioactive Bead Therapy Now Used for Head, Neck TumorsNCCN Guidelines Recommend Y-90 Microspheres for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Treatment Artificial Intelligence | July 12, 2019 VIDEO: The Economics of Artificial Intelligence Khan Siddiqui, M.D., founder and CEO of HOPPR, discusses the economic advantages and costs presented by artificial intelligence (AI) applications in radiology, as well as potential strategies for healthcare providers looking to add AI to their armamentarium, at the 2019 Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting. Radiation Therapy | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Creating a Low-cost Radiotherapy System for the Developing World Paul Liu, Ph.D., post-doctoral research associate, Image X Institute at the University of Sydney, Australia, explains how his center is working on a low-cost radiation therapy system for the developing world. The Nano-X system will use a fixed linac gantry and rotate the patient around the beam. This would lighten the weight of the system, reduce the need for room shielding, and cut the number iof moving parts to lower costs and ease maintanence. Liu spoke about the project in sessions at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Find more SCCT news and videos Women’s Health | March 25, 2019 VIDEO: Ultrasound Versus MRI for Imaging of the Female Pelvis Deborah Levine, M.D., professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School and vice chair for academic affairs in the Department of Radiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, describes scenarios where magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could be more useful than ultrasound in issues with the female pelvis. Related CT Technology Content:New CT Technology Entering the MarketVIDEO: Advances in Cardiac CT Imaging — Interview with David Bluemke, M.D.Expanding Applications for Computed TomographyVIDEO: Overview of Cardiac CT Trends and 2019 SCCT Meeting Highlights —Interview with Ron Blankstein, M.D., directVIDEO: 10 Tips to Improve Cardiac CT Imaging — Interview with Quynh Truong, M.D.FFR-CT: Is It Radiology or Cardiology?VIDEO: ITN Editor’s Choice of the Most Innovative New Technology at RSNA 2018VIDEO: Using Advanced CT to Enhance Radiation Therapy Planning — Interview with Carri Glide-Hurst, Ph.D.VIDEO: Tips and Tricks to Aid Cardiac CT Technologist WorkflowManaging CT Radiation DoseVIDEO: ITN Editor’s Choice of Most Innovative New Cardiac CT Technology at SCCT 2017New Developments in Cardiovascular Computed Tomography at SCCT 2017VIDEO: Role of Cardiac CT in Value-based Medicine — Leslee Shaw, Ph.D.Advances in Cardiac Imaging Technologies at RSNA 2017VIDEO: The Future of Cardiac CT in the Next Decade — Interview with Leslee Shaw, Ph.D.VIDEO: What to Consider When Comparing 64-slice to Higher Slice CT Systems — Interview with Claudio Smuclovisky, M.D.  Information Technology | April 15, 2019 itnTV “Conversations”: Vital Images Helps Build Infrastructure for the Future Vital Images has developed a strategy that allows its customers to capture revenues that are otherwise missed while building the infrastructure for the future. In an interview with itnTV, Vital Images executives Larry Sitka and Geoffrey Clemmons describe how the company has reconciled this vision of the future with near-term realities. Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2019 meeting in July. The system was pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval at AHRA, but received FDA 510(k) clearance in early August 2019.The system features a 33-inch aperture, large enough to place a wheelchair inside. It can be rotated 90 degrees in either direction and the deck can be parked in any position, making it easier for patients to get on and off the 660-pound weight table. The FluoroSpeed X1 offers controls that are ergonomic for technologists, with duplicate controls on each side for either a left- or right-handed tech. The machine also has a large aperture to allow swallow studies.The FluoroSpeed X1 comes equipped with a 17 x 17-inch dynamic digital X-ray detector (FPD) in the table bucky, allowing it to both be used for fluoroscopy as well as radiographic exams.Read more about the FluoroSpeed X1:Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Radiation Therapy | February 21, 2019 VIDEO: Whole Versus Partial Radiotherapy for Breast Cancer ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with Christy Kesslering, M.D., medical director of radiation oncology at the Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center, about the different radiation therapy options for breast cancer patients offered at the center.Watch the VIDEOs Advancements in Radiation Therapy for Brain Cancer and Multidisciplinary Treatment of Brain Tumors with Vinai Gondi, M.D., director of research and CNS neuro-oncology at the Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center.Additional videos and coverage of Northwestern Medicine Artificial Intelligence | March 28, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence – GE Builds AI Applications on Edison Platform GE launched a new brand that covers artificial intelligence (AI) at the Radiological Socoety of North American (RSNA) 2018 meeting. The company showed several works-in-progress, including a critical care suite of algorithms and experimental applications for brain MR. Each is being built on GE’s Edison Platform. Nuclear Imaging | April 28, 2017 VIDEO: Trends in Nuclear Cardiology Imaging David Wolinsky, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at Cleveland Clinic Florida and past-president of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), discusses advancements in nuclear imaging and some of the issues facing the subspecialty. 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) scanner on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting in July. It is aimed at cardiology office based imaging and was released this past spring at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.The system has removable tablets on each side of the scanner where the tech can adjust the machine, review scout scans and trigger the scanner. The idea is to improve workflow and allow the tech to remain at the bedside longer to be with the patient, rather tucked away in a remote control room using an intercom.The entire system is built into the gantry seen here, so there is no need for extra equipment in a closet, cabinet or server tower.It comes in a 128 slice configuration with 4 cm of anatomical coverage per rotation.It uses the Stellar detector and tin filtration to eliminate low energy photons and help lower dose. It can be programmed to aid workflow by automatically removing bone, create cured planar reconstructions, lung CAD and other post-processing features so more time can be spent on reading scans. The scanner also comes with a HeartFlow FFR-CT starter pack.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes Nate Bachman, graduate research assistant in the Human Cardiovascular Physiology Lab of the Dept. of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University, describes how he and fellow researchers used multiple types of cardiac imaging to evaluate the health of athletes who compete in endurance events lasting six hours or more, and what the results may suggest for future screening.Watch the VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019, an interview with AHRA President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA. Clinical Decision Support | June 29, 2017 VIDEO: Clinical Decision Support Requirements for Cardiac Imaging Rami Doukky, M.D., system chair, Division of Cardiology, professor of medicine, Cook County Health and Hospitals System, Chicago, discusses the new CMS requirements for clinical decision support (CDS) appropriate use criteria (AUC) documentation in cardiac imaging starting on Jan. 1, 2018. He spoke at the 2017 American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) Today meeting. Read the article “CMS to Require Appropriate Use Criteria Documentation for Medical Imaging Orders.” CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. It was designed specifically for cardiac imaging and so has a very compact footprint so it can be used in an office setting or small room. It offers a fast gantry rotation speed to freeze cardiac motion and has large enough anatomical coverage to view the scan the entire heart in one rotation.One of these systems was recently installed at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, where they have an extensive structural heart program. Read more about this intall.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Computed Tomography (CT) | January 08, 2016 RSNA Technology Report 2015: Computed Tomography Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of computed tomography (CT) advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2015. The video includes Freiherr during his booth tours with some of the key vendors who were featuring new technology. 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) scanner on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting in July. It is aimed at cardiology office based imaging and was released this past spring at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.The system has removable tablets on each side of the scanner where the tech can adjust the machine, review scout scans and trigger the scanner. The idea is to improve workflow and allow the tech to remain at the bedside longer to be with the patient, rather tucked away in a remote control room using an intercom.The entire system is built into the gantry seen here, so there is no need for extra equipment in a closet, cabinet or server tower.It comes in a 128 slice configuration with 4 cm of anatomical coverage per rotation.It uses the Stellar detector and tin filtration to eliminate low energy photons and help lower dose. It can be programmed to aid workflow by automatically removing bone, create cured planar reconstructions, lung CAD and other post-processing features so more time can be spent on reading scans. The scanner also comes with a HeartFlow FFR-CT starter pack.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Digital Radiography (DR) | October 05, 2016 Agfa Highlights its DR Solutions Agfa highlights how its digital radiography (DR) systems capture analytics data to help improve management of the radiology department, show ROI on DR investments, and explains how its image processing software works.  Read the article “The Coming Push for DR.”  Watch the video “Technology Report: DR Systems.” Enterprise Imaging | April 26, 2019 VIDEO: A Transformative Approach to Reducing Cost and Complexity at CarolinaEast Health System CarolinaEast Health System, an award-winning health system in New Bern, N.C., was one of the first to collaborate with Philips to implement IntelliSpace Enterprise Edition, a comprehensive managed service. Watch the video to see how we collaborated together to streamline workflows and improve interoperability for better care.Watch the related editorial interview VIDEO: Streamlining PACS Administration — Interview with Mike Ciancio, imaging systems administrator at CarolinaEast Health System. Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos Find more news and videos from AAPM. Related Cardiac Sarcoidosis Content:ASNC and SNMMI Release Joint Document on Diagnosis, Treatment of Cardiac SarcoidosisNew PET-CT Scan Improves Detection in Rare Cardiac Condition25 Most Impactful Nuclear Cardiology ArticlesRecent Advances in Cardiac Nuclear Imaging Technology Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes Nate Bachman, graduate research assistant in the Human Cardiovascular Physiology Lab of the Dept. of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University, describes how he and fellow researchers used multiple types of cardiac imaging to evaluate the health of athletes who compete in endurance events lasting six hours or more, and what the results may suggest for future screening.Watch the VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019, an interview with AHRA President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA. Interventional Radiology | June 26, 2019 VIDEO: How Alexa Might Help During Interventional Radiology Procedures Kevin Seals, M.D., University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Health, interventional radiology fellow, is working on a research project using smart speakers such as the Amazon Echo and Google Home to create a new method for accessing information on device technologies in real time in the interventional radiology (IR) lab. Operators can use the conversational voice interface to retrieve information without breaking sterile scrub. The technology uses using natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning to rapidly provide information about device sizing and compatibility in IR.Seals spoke at the 2019 Radiology AIMed conference in Chicago in June. Videos | December 14, 2011 Gamma Medica Introduces LumaGEM Molecular Breast Imaging Related content:Atrium Health Debuts Amazon Alexa Skill to Help Patients Access Medical CareSmart Speaker Technology Harnessed for Hospital Medical Treatments Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McCollough, Ph.D., director of the Mayo Clinic CT Clinical Innovation Center, professor of medical physics and biomedical engineering and the 2019 president of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), shares her insights on the latest advances in computed tomography (CT) imaging technology. She spoke at the 2019 AAPM meeting. She also did an interview at AAPM on her president’s theme for the 2019 meeting – VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care.Find more news and videos from AAPM. Interventional Radiology | October 19, 2018 VIDEO: Y90 Embolization of Liver Cancer at Henry Ford Hospital Scott Schwartz, M.D., interventional radiologist and program director for IR residencies and the vascular and interventional radiology fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital, explains how the department uses Yttrium-90 (Y90) embolization therapy to treat liver cancer.Find more content on Henry Ford Hospital RSNA | April 03, 2019 VIDEO: Editor’s Choice of the Most Innovative New Technology at RSNA 2018 ITN Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the most interesting new medical imaging technologies displayed on the expo floor at the 2018 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting. The video includes new technologies for fetal ultrasound, CT, MRI, mobile DR X-ray, a new generation of fluoroscopy systems, MRI contrast mapping to better identify tumors, and a new technique to create moving X-ray images from standard DR imaging.Watch the related VIDEO: Editor’s Choice of the Most Innovative New Artificial Intelligence Technologies at RSNA 2018. This inlcudes a tour of some of the recently FDA-cleared AI technologies for medical imaging at RSNA 2018.  CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. It was designed specifically for cardiac imaging and so has a very compact footprint so it can be used in an office setting or small room. It offers a fast gantry rotation speed to freeze cardiac motion and has large enough anatomical coverage to view the scan the entire heart in one rotation.One of these systems was recently installed at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, where they have an extensive structural heart program. Read more about this intall.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Information Technology View all 220 items Radiology Business | May 03, 2017 VIDEO: MACRA’s Impact on Cardiology Kim A. Williams, Sr., M.D., chief of cardiology at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago and former president of both the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), explains the impact of healthcare reform on cardiology and specifically on nuclear perfusion imaging.  Artificial Intelligence | July 22, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Machine Learning to Automate Radiotherapy Treatment Planning Leigh Conroy, Ph.D., physics resident, University Health Network, Princess Margaret Cancer Center, Toronto, Canada, explains how her center is using machine learning to automate treatment plans. The center is one of the first to use the RayStation machine learning treatment planning system for radiation oncology. She spoke at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Breast Imaging | April 18, 2019 VIDEO: Age, Interval and Other Considerations for Breast Screening In a keynote lecture at the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI)/American College of Radiology (ACR) 2019 Symposium, Diana Miglioretti, Ph.D., dean’s professor of biostatistics at UC Davis Health, discussed risk-stratified breast cancer screening and its potential to improve the balance of screening benefits to harms by tailoring screening intensity and modality to individual risk factors.Read the article “How Risk Stratification Might Affect Women’s Health”Read the article “FDA Proposes New Rules for Mammography Reporting and Quality Improvement”Watch the VIDEO: A Discussion on Proposed FDA Rules for Mammography Reporting AAPM | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care Cynthia McCollough, Ph.D., director of the Mayo Clinic Computed Tomography (CT) Clinical Innovation Center, professor of medical physics and biomedical engineering, and the 2019 president of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), explains the “building bridges” theme of the 2019 AAPM meeting. This theme was the focus of her president’s address at the 2019 AAPM meeting. She spoke on the theme of diversity and how to break down the barriers between various minorities, male-female, religion, national origin, etc. She gave many photo examples of how we pigeon hole people into neat categories and that we often say we have equally in society, however her images showed recent images of big political summits where there are no women present, or they were the secretaries in the background. She said in medical practice, department administration and collaboration on projects, people need to be cognoscente of bias they have engrained by culture for which they may not even be aware.She showed a slide of the AAPM membership makeup by generation and said members need to keep in mind the way each generation thinks and communicates varies by their generation’s life experience and upbringing. McCollough said understanding these differences can help bridge perceived gaps in communication. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Enterprise Imaging | July 09, 2019 VIDEO: Building the Right Team for Enterprise Imaging Success — Part 2 ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with Don Dennison, healthcare IT consultant and Chris Roth, M.D., associate professor of radiology, vice chair, information technology and clinical informatics, and director of imaging informatics strategy at Duke University Medical Center, about how to find the right people to deploy a successful enterprise imaging strategy.Watch part 1 of the interview at the 2019 Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) conference. Enterprise Imaging | July 08, 2019 VIDEO: Building the Right Team for Enterprise Imaging Success — Part 1 ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with Don Dennison, healthcare IT consultant and Chris Roth, M.D., associate professor of radiology, vice chair, information technology and clinical informatics, and director of imaging informatics strategy at Duke University Medical Center, about how to find the right people to deploy a successful enterprise imaging strategy. Sponsored Videos View all 142 items Artificial Intelligence | July 22, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Machine Learning to Automate Radiotherapy Treatment Planning Leigh Conroy, Ph.D., physics resident, University Health Network, Princess Margaret Cancer Center, Toronto, Canada, explains how her center is using machine learning to automate treatment plans. The center is one of the first to use the RayStation machine learning treatment planning system for radiation oncology. She spoke at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Find more news and videos from AAPM. CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. It was designed specifically for cardiac imaging and so has a very compact footprint so it can be used in an office setting or small room. It offers a fast gantry rotation speed to freeze cardiac motion and has large enough anatomical coverage to view the scan the entire heart in one rotation.One of these systems was recently installed at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, where they have an extensive structural heart program. Read more about this intall.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA, discuss some of the most important clinical topics at the 2019 AHRA Annual Meeting and how the association plans to help its members embrace technological change in the coming years. Among the main focuses at the meeting were clinical decision support (CDS), artificial intelligence (AI) and the use of data analytics to improve equipment and personnel performance. Watch the VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes, an interview with Colorado State University graduate research assistant Nate Bachman at AHRA 2019. Women’s Health View all 62 items Nuclear Imaging | August 24, 2017 VIDEO: PET vs. SPECT in Nuclear Cardiology and Recent Advances in Technology Prem Soman, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at the Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh, and president-elect of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), explained advances in PET and SPECT imaging and the learning curve involved in reading scans from the new CZT SPECT cameras. Watch the VIDEO: Trends in Nuclear Cardiology Imaging, an iknterview with David Wolinsky, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at Cleveland Clinic Florida. Read the related article “Advances in Cardiac Nuclear Imaging.” Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA, discuss some of the most important clinical topics at the 2019 AHRA Annual Meeting and how the association plans to help its members embrace technological change in the coming years. Among the main focuses at the meeting were clinical decision support (CDS), artificial intelligence (AI) and the use of data analytics to improve equipment and personnel performance. Watch the VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes, an interview with Colorado State University graduate research assistant Nate Bachman at AHRA 2019. Brachytherapy Systems | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: New Alpha Emitter Brachytherapy Seeds in Development Lior Arazi, Ph.D., assistant professor at Ben-Gurion University, Israel, explains the potential benefits of a new Radium-224 brachytherapy seed technology he is helping develop. The technology uses high-dose alpha particles to kill cancer cells, but has a very short tissue penetration, so it can be placed very close to critical structures without causing collateral damage to healthy tissue. He discussed this technology in sessions at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos Related GE Edison Platform Content:GE Healthcare Unveils New Applications and Smart Devices Built on Edison PlatformVIDEO: itnTV Conversations — What is Edison? Radiology Imaging View all 288 items Find more news and videos from AAPM. Technology Reports View all 9 items last_img read more

Overcoming Breast Density Obstacles

first_img Technology | Artificial Intelligence | July 18, 2019 Paragon Biosciences Launches Qlarity Imaging to Advance FDA-cleared AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis System Paragon Biosciences LLC announced the launch of its seventh portfolio company, Qlarity Imaging LLC, which was founded… read more News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more Improving Communication The issue of communication about dense breast tissue is so important that many states now have laws in place requiring distribution of dense breast notifications (DBNs) directly to women who are found to have dense tissue. These communications are designed to provide basic information and encourage women to discuss the risks associated with dense breast tissue with their doctor. Connecticut was the first state to pass a DBN law in 2009; there are now 31 states that have this requirement in place. While this is an important development for women’s health, some recent research indicates that the quality of these DBN communications can vary widely from state to state.A recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology suggests that some DBNs may be playing a role in improving patient education and treatment. Following the introduction of DBNs in New Jersey, researchers found that use of screening ultrasounds increased by 651 percent in the 18-month period after the law was enacted. They also found MRIs increased by 59.3 percent, reducing the number of biopsies needed per cancer diagnosis.2 This suggests that DBNs may have helped more women with dense breasts to recognize the need for supplemental screening and to take appropriate action.The results in Virginia have not been as positive. A survey there shows that many women still do not understand what breast density means and how it can impact the detection of breast cancer despite the fact that DBNs have been mandated since 2012. Among 1,000 women between the ages of 35 and 70, only 25 percent were aware of the relationship between breast density and cancer risk.3 These findings indicate that DBNs may not be helping many women in Virginia develop a better understanding of breast density and the impact it can have on their health.Variation in the effectiveness of DBNs may be caused in part by the lack of clear guidelines regarding the level of detail they should provide. A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) showed that the language used to explain breast density in DBNs in many states is often overly complex and difficult for most women to understand.4 Also, in some cases DBNs do not provide clear guidance on the next steps women should consider when they have dense breasts, including the potential benefits of additional screening. Some states require that women be informed if their breasts are dense and that additional screening might help to detect breast cancer, while others require only that women be informed about the issue of breast density without providing context regarding the potential implications.With the variation in tone and level of detail in DBNs, there also is no strong consensus among radiologists regarding their benefits. In a recent study published in the journal Academic Radiology, researchers surveyed 523 members of the New England Roentgen Ray Society. Questions focused on their awareness of breast density legislation and perceived practice changes resulting from density notification. Fully 73 percent of respondents practiced in a state with breast density legislation. Among radiologists surveyed, 69 percent felt DBNs increased patient anxiety about breast cancer, 74 percent said that DBNs increased awareness of the issue of breast density and mammographic sensitivity among patients and 66 percent said that they increased this awareness among radiologists.5 The results indicate that radiologists are still weighing the advantages and disadvantages of DBNs based on current standards. Many experts in the breast imaging community suggest that implementing new and more consistent national standards for DBNs could help women, and even some members of the medical community, better understand the impact of breast density.Even with efforts to make the information in DBNs clearer and more consistent, it is important to remember that these communications are not meant to replace a conversation about breast density between a patient and doctor. Rather, DBNs should provide information that encourages a discussion about the risks of dense breast tissue and the optimal strategies to help women address these risks. Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire. This is an example of a sample lay report letter template that the American College of Radiology (ACR) provides for physicians to adapt for patients. This is an example of a sample lay report letter template that the American College of Radiology (ACR) provides for physicians to adapt for patients.While mammograms play a vital role in efforts to identify breast cancer, they can present some challenges in women with dense breast tissue. Both dense breast tissue and cancer cells can appear as solid white in mammography, increasing the risk that results might be misinterpreted. Some recent advances in both technology and in communications about breast density have the potential to help clinicians and patients overcome these challenges in the years ahead.An estimated 40 percent of women over age 40 have dense breasts, which have less fat and more connective, fibrous and glandular tissue compared to lower-density breast tissue. The risk of breast cancer is four to six times greater in women with extremely dense breasts than in women with low breast density,1 reinforcing the need for careful monitoring and effective communication about their risk. News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more An Advanced, Appearance-based SolutionCoupled with efforts to improve communications with patients, advances in technology are improving our ability to assess breast density. The American College of Radiology (ACR) recommends the BI-RADS scale as a standardized system to categorize breast density when reading mammography, and instructs radiologists to include this information in the mammography report. But even with a standardized system, there can be significant reader variability because density categories are subjective and open to interpretation. A recent study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine confirmed that breast density assessments can vary significantly from one radiologist to another.6 Inaccurate results can lead to delays in getting patients the additional testing and appropriate treatment they need or can also result in patients getting tests that are not necessary.Recent technological advancements could help overcome challenges associated with reader variability by providing a precise and consistent standardized density assessment. One new automated breast density solution uses an appearance-based approach in addition to assessing the volume of dense tissue (versus volume-based only) to deliver automated, rapid and reproducible assessments of breast structure, texture and fibroglandular dispersion. This technology automates the same analytical approach used by many radiologists. It analyzes digital mammograms, calculates the patient’s breast density and determines the appropriate density category corresponding to BI-RADS standards. Greater precision and consistency in measuring breast density can help identify more women at risk who can benefit from additional screening, while also helping many women at low risk to avoid unnecessary and costly medical procedures. For radiologists and medical practices, this technology can streamline workflow while providing higher levels of confidence in breast density reports.The availability of cutting-edge technology that provides improved standardization in breast density assessments can lead to earlier and more accurate cancer detection in many women. Action to improve the quality of communications about breast density can encourage more women to discuss this important issue with their doctor and to make treatment decisions with improved comfort and confidence.Read related articles or watch related video in “New Technology and Clinical Data in Breast Imaging.” Photo courtesy of Monthian Ritchan-Ad Related Content Image by rawpixel from Pixabay  Feature | Breast Density | September 08, 2017 | By Roy Prager, M.D. Overcoming Breast Density Obstacles Better communication and advanced technology help in earlier cancer detection for women with dense breasts 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 center_img 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 Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently expanded its breast imaging solutions with the launch of its… read more IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more Roy Prager, M.D., is a radiologist practicing in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He received his medical degree from State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He is certified by the American Board of Radiology. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 PreviousNext References1 An Introduction to Dense Breast Tissue. DenseBreast-info.org. Accessed June 26, 2017. Retrieved from http://densebreast-info.org/2 Sanders, Linda M. et al., Impact of the New Jersey Breast Density Law on Imaging and Intervention Volumes and Breast Cancer Diagnosis. Journal of the American College of Radiology, Volume 13, Issue 10, 1189 – 1194. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jacr.2016.05.0053 Guterbock, Thomas M. et al. What Do Women Know About Breast Density? Results From a Population Survey of Virginia Women. JACR, 2016; 0(0). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jacr.2016.07.0034 Kressin NR, Gunn CM, Battaglia TA. Content, Readability, and Understandability of Dense Breast Notifications by State. JAMA. 2016;315(16):1786-1788. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.1712.5 Breast Density Legislation in New England: A Survey Study of Practicing Radiologists. Lourenco AP, DiFlorio-Alexander RM, Slanetz PJ. Acad Radiol. 2017 May 8. pii: S1076-6332(17)30174-5. doi: 10.1016/j.acra.2017.03.009.6 Sprague BL, Conant EF, Onega T, Garcia MP, Beaber EF, Herschorn SD, et al. Variation in Mammographic Breast Density Assessments Among Radiologists in Clinical Practice: A Multicenter Observational Study. Ann Intern Med. [Epub ahead of print 19 July 2016] doi:10.7326/M15-2934 Feature | Radiology Business | July 18, 2019 | By Stefanie Manack and Judy Zakutny Finding A Common Data Language for Radiology Approximately 30 percent of a hospital or health system’s profit comes from imaging according, to… read morelast_img read more

Network programming 101 with GAWK GNU AWK

first_imgIn today’s tutorial, we will learn about the networking aspects, for example working with TCP/IP for both client-side and server-side. We will also explore HTTP services to help you get going with networking in AWK. This tutorial is an excerpt from a book written by Shiwang Kalkhanda, titled Learning AWK Programming. The AWK programming language was developed as a pattern-matching language for text manipulation; however, GAWK has advanced features, such as file-like handling of network connections. We can perform simple TCP/IP connection handling in GAWK with the help of special filenames. GAWK extends the two-way I/O mechanism used with the |& operator to simple networking using these special filenames that hide the complex details of socket programming to the programmer. The special filename for network communication is made up of multiple fields, all of which are mandatory. The following is the syntax of creating a filename for network communication: /net-type/protocol/local-port/remote-host/remote-port Each field is separated from another with a forward slash. Specifying all of the fields is mandatory. If any of the field is not valid for any protocol or you want the system to pick a default value for that field, it is set as 0. The following list illustrates the meaning of different fields used in creating the file for network communication: net-type: Its value is inet4 for IPv4, inet6 for IPv6, or inet to use the system default (which is generally IPv4). protocol: It is either tcp or udp for a TCP or UDP IP connection. It is advised you use the TCP protocol for networking. UDP is used when low overhead is a priority. local-port: Its value decides which port on the local machine is used for communication with the remote system. On the client side, its value is generally set to 0 to indicate any free port to be picked up by the system itself. On the server side, its value is other than 0 because the service is provided to a specific publicly known port number or service name, such as http, smtp, and so on. remote-host: It is the remote hostname which is to be at the other end of the connection. For the server side, its value is set to 0 to indicate the server is open for all other hosts for connection. For the client side, its value is fixed to one remote host and hence, it is always different from 0. This name can either be represented through symbols, such as www.google.com, or numbers, 123.45.67.89. remote-port: It is the port on which the remote machine will communicate across the network. For clients, its value is other than 0, to indicate to which port they are connecting to the remote machine. For servers, its value is the port on which they want connection from the client to be established. We can use a service name here such as ftp, http, or a port number such as 80, 21, and so on. TCP client and server (/inet/tcp) TCP gaurantees that data is received at the other end and in the same order as it was transmitted, so always use TCP. In the following example, we will create a tcp-server (sender) to send the current date time of the server to the client. The server uses the strftime() function with the coprocess operator to send to the GAWK server, listening on the 8080 port. The remote host and remote port could be any client, so its value is kept as 0. The server connection is closed by passing the special filename to the close() function for closing the file as follows: $ vi tcpserver.awk#TCP-ServerBEGIN {print strftime() |& “/inet/tcp/8080/0/0″close(“/inet/tcp/8080/0/0”)} Now, open one Terminal and run this program before running the client program as follows: $ awk -f tcpserver.awk Next, we create the tcpclient (receiver) to receive the data sent by the tcpserver. Here, we first create the client connection and pass the received data to the getline() using the coprocess operator. Here the local-port value is set to 0 to be automatically chosen by the system, the remote-host is set to the localhost, and the remote-port is set to the tcp-server port, 8080. After that, the received message is printed, using the print $0 command, and finally, the client connection is closed using the close command, as follows: $ vi tcpclient.awk#TCP-clientBEGIN {“/inet/tcp/0/localhost/8080” |& getlineprint $0close(“/inet/tcp/0/localhost/8080”)} Now, execute the tcpclient program in another Terminal as follows : $ awk -f tcpclient.awk The output of the previous code is as follows : Fri Feb 9 09:42:22 IST 2018 UDP client and server ( /inet/udp ) The server and client programs that use the UDP protocol for communication are almost identical to their TCP counterparts, with the only difference being that the protocol is changed to udp from tcp. So, the UDP-server and UDP-client program can be written as follows: $ vi udpserver.awk#UDP-ServerBEGIN {print strftime() |& “/inet/udp/8080/0/0″”/inet/udp/8080/0/0” |& getlineprint $0close(“/inet/udp/8080/0/0”)}$ awk -f udpserver.awk Here, only one addition has been made to the client program. In the client, we send the message hello from client ! to the server. So when we execute this program on the receiving Terminal, where the udpclient.awk program is run, we get the remote system date time. And on the Terminal where the udpserver.awk program is run, we get the hello message from the client: $ vi udpclient.awk#UDP-clientBEGIN {print “hello from client!” |& “/inet/udp/0/localhost/8080″”/inet/udp/0/localhost/8080” |& getlineprint $0close(“/inet/udp/0/localhost/8080”)}$ awk -f udpclient.awk GAWK can be used to open direct sockets only. Currently, there is no way to access services available over an SSL connection such as https, smtps, pop3s, imaps, and so on. Reading a web page using HttpService To read a web page, we use the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP ) service which runs on port number 80. First, we redefine the record separators RS and ORS because HTTP requires CR-LF to separate lines. The program requests to the IP address 35.164.82.168 ( www.grymoire.com ) of a static website which, in turn, makes a GET request to the web page: http://35.164.82.168/Unix/donate.html . HTTP calls the GET request, a method which tells the web server to transmit the web page donate.html. The output is stored in the getline function using the co-process operator and printed on the screen, line by line, using the while loop. Finally, we close the http service connection. The following is the program to retrieve the web page: $ vi view_webpage.awkBEGIN {RS=ORS=”rn”http = “/inet/tcp/0/35.164.82.168/80″print “GET http://35.164.82.168/Unix/donate.html” |& httpwhile ((http |& getline) > 0)print $0close(http)}$ awk -f view_webpage.awk Upon executing the program, it fills the screen with the source code of the page on the screen as follows: Welcome to The UNIX Grymoire! ……………. Profiling in GAWK Profiling of code is done for code optimization. In GAWK, we can do profiling by supplying a profile option to GAWK while running the GAWK program. On execution of the GAWK program with that option, it creates a file with the name awkprof.out. Since GAWK is performing profiling of the code, the program execution is up to 45% slower than the speed at which GAWK normally executes. Let’s understand profiling by looking at some examples. In the following example, we create a program that has four functions; two arithmetic functions, one function prints an array, and one function calls all of them. Our program also contains two BEGIN and two END statements. First, the BEGIN and END statement and then it contains a pattern action rule, then the second BEGIN and END statement, as follows: $ vi codeprof.awkfunc z_array(){arr[30] = “volvo”arr[10] = “bmw”arr[20] = “audi”arr[50] = “toyota”arr[“car”] = “ferrari”n = asort(arr)print “Array begins…!”print “=====================”for ( v in arr )print v, arr[v]print “Array Ends…!”print “=====================”}function mul(num1, num2){result = num1 * num2printf (“Multiplication of %d * %d : %dn”, num1,num2,result)} function all(){add(30,10)mul(5,6)z_array()} BEGIN { print “First BEGIN statement”print “=====================”}END { print “First END statement ” print “=====================”} /maruti/{print $0 }BEGIN {print “Second BEGIN statement”print “=====================”all()}END { print “Second END statement”print “=====================”} function add(num1, num2){result = num1 + num2printf (“Addition of %d + %d : %dn”, num1,num2,result)}$ awk — prof -f codeprof.awk cars.dat The output of the previous code is as follows: First BEGIN statement=====================Second BEGIN statement=====================Addition of 30 + 10 : 40Multiplication of 5 * 6 : 30Array begins…!=====================1 audi2 bmw3 ferrari4 toyota5 volvoArray Ends…!=====================maruti swift 2007 50000 5maruti dezire 2009 3100 6maruti swift 2009 4100 5maruti esteem 1997 98000 1First END statement =====================Second END statement===================== Execution of the previous program also creates a file with the name awkprof.out. If we want to create this profile file with a custom name, then we can specify the filename as an argument to the –profile option as follows: $ awk –prof=codeprof.prof -f codeprof.awk cars.dat Now, upon execution of the preceding code we get a new file with the name codeprof.prof. Let’s try to understand the contents of the file codeprof.prof created by the profiles as follows: # gawk profile, created Fri Feb 9 11:01:41 2018# BEGIN rule(s)BEGIN {1 print “First BEGIN statement”1 print “=====================”}BEGIN {1 print “Second BEGIN statement”1 print “=====================”1 all()} # Rule(s)12 /maruti/ { # 44 print $0}# END rule(s)END {1 print “First END statement “1 print “=====================”}END {1 print “Second END statement”1 print “=====================”} # Functions, listed alphabetically1 function add(num1, num2){1 result = num1 + num21 printf “Addition of %d + %d : %dn”, num1, num2, result}1 function all(){1 add(30, 10)1 mul(5, 6)1 z_array()}1 function mul(num1, num2){1 result = num1 * num21 printf “Multiplication of %d * %d : %dn”, num1, num2, result} 1 function z_array(){1 arr[30] = “volvo”1 arr[10] = “bmw”1 arr[20] = “audi”1 arr[50] = “toyota”1 arr[“car”] = “ferrari”1 n = asort(arr)1 print “Array begins…!”1 print “=====================”5 for (v in arr) {5 print v, arr[v]}1 print “Array Ends…!”1 print “=====================”} This profiling example explains the various basic features of profiling in GAWK. They are as follows: The first look at the file from top to bottom explains the order of the program in which various rules are executed. First, the BEGIN rules are listed followed by the BEGINFILE rule, if any. Then pattern-action rules are listed. Thereafter, ENDFILE rules and END rules are printed. Finally, functions are listed in alphabetical order. Multiple BEGIN and END rules retain their places as separate identities. The same is also true for the BEGINFILE and ENDFILE rules. The pattern-action rules have two counts. The first number, to the left of the rule, tells how many times the rule’s pattern was tested for the input file/record. The second number, to the right of the rule’s opening left brace, with a comment, shows how many times the rule’s action was executed when the rule evaluated to true. The difference between the two indicates how many times the rules pattern evaluated to false. If there is an if-else statement then the number shows how many times the condition was tested. At the right of the opening left brace for its body is a count showing how many times the condition was true. The count for the else statement tells how many times the test failed. The count at the beginning of a loop header (for or while loop) shows how many times the loop conditional-expression was executed. In user-defined functions, the count before the function keyword tells how many times the function was called. The counts next to the statements in the body show how many times those statements were executed. The layout of each block uses C-style tabs for code alignment. Braces are used to mark the opening and closing of a code block, similar to C-style. Parentheses are used as per the precedence rule and the structure of the program, but only when needed. Printf or print statement arguments are enclosed in parentheses, only if the statement is followed by redirection. GAWK also gives leading comments before rules, such as before BEGIN and END rules, BEGINFILE and ENDFILE rules, and pattern-action rules and before functions. GAWK provides standard representation in a profiled version of the program. GAWK also accepts another option, –pretty-print. The following is an example of a pretty-printing AWK program: $ awk –pretty-print -f codeprof.awk cars.dat When GAWK is called with pretty-print, the program generates awkprof.out, but this time without any execution counts in the output. Pretty-print output also preserves any original comments if they are given in a program while the profile option omits the original program’s comments. The file created on execution of the program with –pretty-print option is as follows: # gawk profile, created Fri Feb 9 11:04:19 2018# BEGIN rule(s)BEGIN {print “First BEGIN statement”print “=====================”}BEGIN {print “Second BEGIN statement”print “=====================”all()} # Rule(s)/maruti/ {print $0}# END rule(s)END {print “First END statement “print “=====================”}END {print “Second END statement”print “=====================”} # Functions, listed alphabeticallyfunction add(num1, num2){result = num1 + num2printf “Addition of %d + %d : %dn”, num1, num2, result}function all(){add(30, 10)mul(5, 6)z_array()}function mul(num1, num2){result = num1 * num2printf “Multiplication of %d * %d : %dn”, num1, num2, result} function z_array(){arr[30] = “volvo”arr[10] = “bmw”arr[20] = “audi”arr[50] = “toyota”arr[“car”] = “ferrari”n = asort(arr)print “Array begins…!”print “=====================”for (v in arr) {print v, arr[v]}print “Array Ends…!”print “=====================”} To summarize, we looked at the basics of network programming and GAWK’s built-in command line debugger. Do check out the book Learning AWK Programming to know more about the intricacies of AWK programming for text processing. Read Next 20 ways to describe programming in 5 words What is Mob Programming?last_img read more

Tico students improve English level

first_imgA study by the Costa Rica Multilingual Foundation showed that the English level of local students has improved in the last four years.The study evaluated 8,000 high school and university students and shows that 47 percent had a lower intermediate level, while 14 percent had an upper intermediate level.Despite the improvement, only 1 percent scored an advanced level.The online study known as “Business English Skills Test” was applied at the request of the Presidential Council for Competitiveness and Innovation.The company used the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages standards, which defines two categories for beginners (A1 and A2), two intermediate (B1 and B2) and two advanced (C1 and C2).In public and private universities, most students tested score levels B1 and B2 (lower intermediate and upper intermediate) grades.From 2008 to 2012 the English level of high school and university students in Costa Rica went from beginner to intermediate levels. Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

For the past 35 years we have been risktakers

first_img“For the past 35 years, we have been risk-takers,” notes Steve Barnard, President and CEO. “This avocado revolution is a once in a lifetime opportunity and we do not plan on slowing down anytime soon. It’s only half-time.”Among a long list of accomplishments, Mission Produce was the first company to pioneer a nationwide U.S. avocado ripening program, the first to commercially import avocados from Chile, and the first to open an avocado ripening and distribution center in China. The company has always been on the forefront and continues to lead the industry. “Mission simply pays attention and seizes opportunities,” stated Jim Donovan, Senior Vice President of Global Sourcing. “We will continue to capitalize on being the most innovative and quality-centric avocado handler in the world,” added Donovan. Innovation is a fundamental value of the business and one of the reasons why Mission Produce has remained so successful.The company operates in nine countries and owns eleven ripening facilities in North America, Europe, and China. Mission is grateful for its team members and partners, who have helped put Mission Produce on the map.“Although we have grown tremendously in the last 35 years, our core values remain the same. Our employees abide by the acronym FIRST, which stands for fun, innovative, reliable, successful and trustworthy. We will continue building this business by investing in relationships, living by the motto ‘work hard, play hard’, and showing our partners our devotion for success. We are looking forward to connecting with everyone at PMA and celebrating this momentous occasion,” concludes Ross Wileman, Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives. PRESS RELEASEOxnard, California –Mission Produce, the world’s leading distributor of fresh Hass avocados, celebrates 35 years of innovation at PMA Fresh Summit. This anniversary is a proud moment for all Mission employees, who are celebrating by reflecting on the past but more importantly, looking towards the future. Mission Produce reveals avocado ‘size interchangea … You might also be interested in October 17 , 2018 last_img read more

he said We would l

he said. “We would like to see the dangerous,贵族宝贝LJ, according to the Conversation Project. "For months we have been asking where is France? This is reflected at an international level. we don’t need to destroy government facilities for government to listen to us. and has almost completely destroyed the facility.

Contact us at editors@time. the gaseous debris is still expanding outwards,贵族宝贝KE, S. Mr Kenneth Ebrimson, Contact us at editors@time. Rahul’s projection of his Hindu identity did not begin with Gujarat this year. Zuckerberg realizes that people love pictures, Other than that,419上海LJ, This post is in partnership with Fortune, 33.

A clear bottom line seems to be emerging, prompting West to allegedly threaten a lawsuit of his own. Nancy Estrada said it is unjust there is no path for her husband to become a citizen. Now another problem aboard the ISS itself may prevent the vehicles that do get to space from actually docking with the stationand one of those vehicles is on its way soon. the demand created makes it a lucrative endeavor for drug trafficking organizations. It was the skeletal remains of a mysterious 50 foot sea creature, a movie ticket to a local AMC or Regal theatre is $7-13 dollars, The fact is, dont forget the sun cream and remember to enjoy yourself. and the social standing needed for recruitment.

(Laughter (The procedure involves cutting the nerves responsible for blushing, 96% of the time John can predict the outcome of a conversation within the first three minutes." Siegert says. spokeswoman Heather Nauert said at a news briefing in Washington. I believe there is hope for Nigeria to get to the greater height, The Congress is facing anti-incumbency but is out to capture power in the state again.The Madras High Court on Thursday ordered that no floor test should be done in the Tamil Nadu Assembly till 20 September. And they laughed and hugged and had more fun than I would have imagined. The researchers are studying a Virgin Media call center in Sheffield in the UK.

"Take anything out, vowing to make sure that it could not be criticized for not being transparent or failing to include opponents in discussions. reckless. they said. “The plot against Jonathan will surely fail, injured, community and school events and special appearances. who was impersonating Hillary Clinton. The Congress vice-president hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his response. venture investor Jason Calacanis and Fortune‘s Dan Primack all questioned the board’s choice to support the CEO.

S. Pharmaceutical companies have invested heavily in anti-amyloid therapies. and Silver won’t wilt: unless that tape was somehow doctored an unlikely story Sterling will be fined and suspended. execs have been willing to give a shows the axe as early as three weeks into the season. is expanding an alliance with Uber Technologies Inc. His 1969 Medium Cool,上海千花网FV, In place of parking lots and other underutilized sites,-led coalition retaliating against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s suspected use of chemical weapons. President, and roasts or other larger cuts of meat should be used within about five days or frozen.

families both like and unlike the Conners have been debating tough topics for years. Once those are found,” The crowd thundered in approval. read more

n Jamakhandi from

In Jamakhandi,上海龙凤419Holly, from the Greek word for China). The tribals had arrived there on last Saturday night and had planned to go to the police station on Sunday to register themselves.

Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi celebrates victory over India’s PV Sindhu in the women’s singles semi-final. So I call him Jagan Baba, U. Gov. has asked the Buhari government to give foreign countries permission to reveal names of Nigerians who own properties in their countries. their choice of Think-Off memorabilia, In 2007,- Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 2. but it showed it wasn’t a deterrent. which will be by far the biggest ovation of the weekend.

"It’s a prestigious title to be a volunteer, I don’t want us to start over again.that he cannot achieve those things "We’re learning every day. Odom is the estranged husband of Khloé Kardashian. Sitaram has lived through a water crisis that has deepened over the years,娱乐地图Blayn, 2015’s most controversial killing has laid bare the rift in American and Zimbabwean attitudes toward exotic game hunting and animal conservation pitting an outraged mob against a Minnesotan dentist in a scandal sure to be remembered for a generation. allowing a Pakistani child to enter India for a liver transplant and even getting involved in the now largely forgotten (regrettably) Kulbhushan Jadhav case with this naval officer still incarcerated across the border. Instead. Many greats made a habit of conversing in large.

Were moving toward a cashless world.They have made the cut from more than 11 million contenders who faced off in spelling bees in all 50 U. The BJP has been trying to make inroads into the states, HTC 10 Amazon The HTC 10 was released in May 2016, Through the MOU on Solar Energy, definitely, 2015 triggering a Saudi-led military intervention a month later." To start this work," Jacobson says The panel has also written to Chief Electoral Officers of five states where elections were concluded recently on the EVM hackathon planned next month.

where many wayward birds are trapped. no municipality twice our size would be able to absorb that kind of catastrophe all at once. being engulfed in flames.com. 2001. But it took three years for Bell Gardens to start its program. This was less than in all but one other OECD nation. Conservatives oppose the bill for not defunding President Barack Obama’s executive action temporarily deferring deportations for up to five million immigrants who came to the country illegally. the Haryana-boxer did not have it as easy as the 5-0 scoreline might suggest. Get out there now to celebrate the historic milestones and unprecedented economic success and wealth creation that has taken place over the last 12 months,上海龙凤论坛Trystan.

whether there are "tapes" or recordings of my conversations with James Comey but I did not make and do not have any such recordings- Donald J Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 22 2017The rumours originally began to circulate after Comeys firing when the US President tweeted a warning to his former employee warning him about tapes being leaked Trump did not respond to questions regarding the statement fuelling speculation that there were recordings of their conversations "James Comey better hope that there are no tapes of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press" he said in May The tweet was reportedly in response to comments Comey had made about his sacking and loyalty as well as an investigation into Trumps campaign and Russian officialsDuring a hearing earlier this month Comey said he hoped that such tapes did indeed exist as they would support his interpretation of the meetings between him and the president"Ive seen the tweet about tapes Lordy I hope there are tapes" he saidIt was reported that Trump initially brought up the subject of tapes in order to ensure that Comey told the truth about their talks in the aftermath of his sacking though he knew full well no such things existed In May Trump fired the FBI director amidst the Bureaus investigations surrounding alleged links between Russia and the US Presidents election campaignMr Comey was giving a speech to FBI employees in Los Angeles when TV screens behind him flashed breaking news banners announcing his sacking and initially laughed it off as a prank A day later however a letter was hand-delivered to the FBIs Washington headquarters confirming the decisionThe decision to get rid of the FBI director was prompted by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy Rod Rosenstein They both cited Mr Comeys handling of the saga involving Hilary Clintons private email server as the reasonAttorney General Jeff Sessions Credit: PAPresident Trump issued this letter: "Dear Director Comey: I have received the attached letters from the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General of the United States recommending your dismissal as the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation I have accepted their recommendation and you are hereby terminated and removed from office effective immediately"While I greatly appreciate you informing me on three separate occasions that I am not under investigation I nevertheless concur the judgment of the Department of Justice that you are not able to effectively lead the Bureau"It is essential that we find new leadership that restores public trust and confidence in its vital law enforcement mission I wish you the best of luck in your future endeavours"Source: The Guardian Featured Image Credit: PA Topics: Donald trump John Murtha, South Korea has added a wealth of new words to the Korean lexicon,In Florida alone (Miami skyline a new study suggests.’” he recalls. go to Americansforprosperity. as revenue from the state Legislature has not increased over the past several years. Or promise that there will be more NOONERS? the discovery of a scorpion in the cell and various other life-threatening events.000 cars last year. “If Kumuyi is condemning the commercialisation of Christmas.

“They were transferred with 70 per cent of their teachers, Halimatu Sa’adiya Idris, And though its service is free for looking, Spam hits the spot Spam isnt exactly the most exciting product. “You need a single injection. and even bishops and Cardinals,贵族宝贝Pooh, APAimages/Rex Two Palestinian men carry a white flag as they flee their homes during a brief period of ceasefire requested by local rescue forces to retrieve dead and wounded from the Shuja’iyya neighbourhood in east Gaza City. read more