Army major martyred another officer two jawans injured

first_imgSrinagar: An Army major and a militant were killed, while another officer and two troopers were injured on Monday in an encounter between security forces and the ultras in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district, officials said.A major-rank officer was killed while another officer of the same rank and two soldiers were injured in the encounter in the Achabal area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, they added. The injured were rushed to the 92 base hospital of the Army in Srinagar, the officials said. They added that an unidentified militant was also killed in the gunfight and his body recovered. Arms and ammunition were also seized from the encounter site, the officials said. The identity and group affiliation of the slain militant was being ascertained, they added. Security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in the area Monday morning. P7last_img read more


first_imgIn our Winter issue, FASHION editors rounded up the 100 people, products and experiences we predict will blow up in 2019. It’s our inaugural Hot 100 Fuse List. From the workouts you’ll be doing, to the new designers and destinations you’ll see on your feed, this is your guide to being in the know next year. With two headlining tours under her belt, two successful EPs and an album on the way, naturally Charlotte Cardin was the first to come to mind.1: Charlotte CardinCharlotte Cardin isn’t lying when she talks about her love of Radiohead. When you’re a fan, you don’t necessarily mean to talk about your idols all the time, but opportunities just seem to arise. It so happens that, as a musician, Cardin gets asked about music a lot. Consequently, there’s a good chance you’ll hear her gush about Radiohead.Over the phone from Paris, where she is overlooking the artistic mecca of Montmartre (tough work, right?), she’s talking about one of their songs in particular. “I always give the example of ‘No Surprises’ by Radiohead,” she says. “It’s probably my favourite song in the world. It’s so simple, and the melody is so beautiful. I like hearing something that’s so good that it doesn’t need much—maybe they even underdid it, just because your mind can complete the song a bit. I like hearing space in music.” LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Take note: Cardin is big on space.Imagine if she were a character in a novel about a beautiful singer-songwriter from Montreal who first earned acclaim as a competitor on the Québécois version of The Voice (La Voix) but is now writing music in Paris, for instance. It shouldn’t be much of a stretch. To continue this precarious metaphor, let’s say this novel was assigned in an English 101 class. You could write an essay in said class about how Cardin represents the concept of liminality, of occupying a space in between. You would probably get a pretty good grade. (I hope so, anyway, because that’s essentially my angle for this piece.)Right now, she exists in a moment just before. Before adulthood, before fame and celebrity, she sings her entrancing smoke-and-nostalgia-scented pop somewhere in between real life and stories. Advertisement Advertisementcenter_img Advertisement Login/Register With: Twitter Charlotte Cardin (Photo Credit: Getty Images)last_img read more

New 60s Scoop proposed class action lawsuit filed in Federal Court

first_imgThe Canadian PressTORONTO – Yet another proposed class action related to the so-called ’60s Scoop alleges the federal government was negligent in allowing Indigenous children to lose their cultural identities when they were taken from their homes and placed with non-Indigneous families.The new claim, filed in Federal Court this week, comes hard on the heels of a ruling that the government was liable for the harm suffered by on-reserve children in Ontario who were placed in non-Indigenous homes, and weeks after Ottawa announced it wanted to negotiate with all scoop victims across the country.According to the unproven statement of claim in the latest case, the proposed class comprises all Aboriginal children in Canada taken from their families and placed with non-aboriginals, who did not raise them “in accordance with the Aboriginal person’s customs, traditions and practices.”Among other things, the proposed suit alleges the federal government failed to prevent the children’s loss of cultural identity and to ensure they were made aware of their Aboriginal status, effectively depriving them of their treaty rights.“Canada was careless, reckless, wilfully blind, or deliberately accepting of, or was actively promoting, a policy of cultural assimilation,” the unproven statement of claim states.The representative plaintiff in the proposed lawsuit is Wendy Lee White, 44, of St. John’s, N.L. According to the statement of claim, White was born Pauline Numa in North West River, Labrador. She was taken from her Innu mother as a toddler before being adopted by non-Aboriginal parents just before her third birthday.The proposed suit, filed by lawyers for the firm Koskie Minsky in Toronto, seeks $500 million in damages for breach of fiduciary duty and negligence, and $100 million in punitive damages.The claim specifically excludes the on-reserve ’60s Scoop victims in Ontario who won last month after a bitterly fought years-long battle with the federal government.In that landmark ruling, Ontario Superior Court Justice Edward Belobaba ruled that Canada failed to take reasonable steps to prevent thousands of on-reserve children from losing their Indigenous heritage after they were placed with non-Indigenous families between 1965 and 1984. Damages, in that case have yet to be determined.Shortly before he was set to rule, Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett announced the government wanted to negotiate with all scoop victims, prompting an 11th-hour effort by federal lawyers _ which they later gave up _ to block Belobaba from releasing his decision.Bennett did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the new action, which is one of several others already filed years ago in provinces across the country. None of them has been certified.A meeting took place in Toronto with lawyers representing these suits to negotiate an out of court settlement.Koskie Minsky, which has been in a fight with another class-action firm over the 60s Scoop in western provinces, said the issue is a “Canadian problem” and the proposed Federal Court action is an attempt at getting quicker justice for victims.“There is a lot of procedural wrangling going on in the provincial cases,” said Scott Robinson, an associate with the law firm. “Class members have been left without access to justice for years in those cases _ until we got involved _ and we have tried to push them forward.”Morris Cooper, co-counsel in the successful Ontario action, said, however, that the plethora of Scoop suits highlights problems with Canada’s class-action rules that have led to ongoing fights between law firms, with millions of dollars in the form of legal fees at stake.“The nature of class-action litigation is it has become more analogous to staking mining claims than to actual progress of litigation,” Cooper said. “They are now coming in as the government says ‘we’d like to sit at the table to settle,’ purporting to represent people for their financial gain, not because they have some interest in protecting this disadvantaged group.”news@aptn.calast_img read more

SC to decide on Rajeev Kumars fate after getting his response

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday termed as “very very serious” the revelations made by CBI in its status report relating to the recent interrogation of the then Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar in connection with the Saradha chit fund scam case.A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said it cannot “close its eyes” if some “very very serious facts” are disclosed to it and directed CBI to file an application seeking appropriate relief against Kumar, who had earlier headed the state SIT to probe the chit fund scam. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The bench, which also comprised Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna, granted 10 days to the probe agency for filing the application. Kumar and others can respond to the plea seven days thereafter. The top court refused to drop the contempt proceedings against the West Bengal DGP, the chief secretary and Kumar. It was hearing the CBI’s contempt application against various senior officials of the West Bengal government on the ground of non-cooperation in its probe and alleged tampering of evidence including call data records (CDRs) of key accused and Sardha group CMD Sudipta Sen and Debjani Mukherjee. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KThe court, which had earlier directed CBI Director to file an affidavit giving details about the alleged contempt committed by West Bengal cops and others in the case, perused the reply of the CBI chief and the fresh status report, pertaining to quizzing of Kumar. “We have gone through your (CBI’s) status report. There are something very very serious,” the bench said. The bench asked Attorney General K K Venugopal, representing CBI, to file an appropriate application as it cannot pass any order on the prayers as they were part of the sealed cover report to which the other side has no access. “File an application or an affidavit, if you want to press for your reliefs. We cannot act unilaterally and the other side has to be heard,” the bench said. “We are not passing any order. File an application and give the other side an opportunity to reply,” the bench said. Senior advocate A M Singhvi, appearing for West Bengal officials, opposed the liberty being granted to CBI to file an application against Kumar. “While considering the contempt matter, suppose some very very serious things come to our notice then, should we close our eyes to that,” the bench said while asking CBI to file the fresh plea. At the outset, Venugopal referred to the reply of the CBI Director and alleged that the West Bengal police has not been cooperating with the probe, providing incomplete and tampered with details to the probe agency. He said the CDRs, provided by the state police, of the key accused to the CBI were matched with those provide by the mobile service providers and various discrepancies were found in them. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, also appearing for CBI, said that there has been serious breach of the apex court order asking state police to cooperate in the investigation. Earlier, the court had asked the CBI Director to provide information in support of the allegations of tampering and destruction of CDRs by Kumar. The apex court had said the allegations made by the CBI were serious enough and it was an “obligation” on part of the agency to disclose full details of the alleged contempt committed by the then police commissioner.last_img read more

Casablanca Finance City Dethrones Johannesburg as Africas Top Financial Center

Rabat – The March edition of The Global Financial Centers Index (GFCI) named Morocco’s Casablanca Finance City (CFC) Africa’s the top financial center. CFC – first evaluated by the London-based think tank Long Finance in September 2014 – dethroned Johannesburg to gain the first place ranking.On Tuesday, Long Finance held an event in London to reveal the findings of the report, which is largely considered the global financial industry’s benchmark. The think tank said it used two main measures in order to rate the 86 financial centers ranked in the index. To complete the first measure, the analysts took business data from the United Nations and the World Economic Forum in order to evaluate the centers on five broad spheres of competitiveness: business environment, financial sector development, infrastructure, human capital and reputational factors.For the second measure, the think tank sent surveys to approximately 25,000 financial professionals from all over the world asking them to evaluate the competitiveness of the financial centers they are familiar with based on their perceptions.Once the results were tabulated, Long Finance said London (1st), New York (2nd), Singapore (3rd) and Hong Kong (4th) “remain the four leading global financial centers.”Globally, CFC now stands at the 33rd position, having climbed 11 spots since the last GCFI evaluation. Johannesburg, South Africa’s financial center – previously thought to be the irremovable leader of the African rankings – has likely suffered from the recent economic downturn and the political uncertainty currently in the “rainbow nation.” The city, South Africa’s judicial capital, lost 18 positions in the overall rankings.Casablanca was the only one of nine financial centers in the Middle East and Africa region to increase both its ranking and rating, the report said. The combined Middle East and Africa rankings put the Moroccan city at fourth place, leading Doha (35th), Johannesburg (51st), Bahrain (69th), Riyadh (70th) and Mauritius (73rd), but trailing behind Dubai (13th), Tel Aviv (25th) and Abu Dhabi (26th).The new 19th edition of the GFIC also named CFC  the third-most promising financial center in the world after Singapore (3rd) and Shanghai (16th). Internationally, Casablanca is also ahead of many historically established centers like Istanbul, Brussels and Milan.Since CFC began in 2010, the Moroccan financial sector has attracted roughly 100 leading multinational companies – including the American car company Ford, AIG, China’s Bank of China, the French bank BNP Paribas and the Abraaj group – to manage their African markets from Casablanca.“The fact that GFCI is a composite index and takes into account both technical elements and professional feedback indicates that Morocco has planted confidence among professionals,” Said Ibrahimi, CEO of Casablanca Finance City, told HuffPost Morocco. read more

Over 11000 Syrian Refugees Treated at Moroccan Zaatari Hospital in January

Amman – Some 11,464 Syrian refugees received medical services at the Moroccan field hospital in Zaatari camp, North-east of Jordan, in last January.According to the statistics provided by the hospital administration, children were on the top of those who were extended health services with 4,542 cases, followed by women (3,810) and men (3,112).As many as 3,031 emergency cases, 1,238 pediatric cases and 2,600 general medicine cases were referred to the hospital. Some 8,749 prescriptions were offered by the different departments of the hospital to patients and 77 surgical operations were carried out by the hospital staff in last January.The Moroccan field hospital, located on the borders between Jordan and Syria, has a capacity of 60 beds.

Doting grandpa Prince Philip back in action in his first outing since

first_img 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. He missed the State Opening of Parliament, where the Queen was instead accompanied by the Prince of Wales, the final two days of Royal Ascot. The Duke and the Queen Their son Edward, Earl of Wessex, was already at the show, watching Lady Louise Windsor driving a carriage at the  British Driving Society Annual Show.Prince Philip himself was instrumental in setting up carriage driving as a sport in Britain, convening a committee to lay out international rules. He took up the sport aged 50, after giving up polo, and has regularly been photographed enjoying himself driving in Windsor. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh at Trooping the Colour last weekend He was admitted to a private London hospital on Tuesday with an infection, staying in for two nights before returning to Windsor to rest and recuperate.  England play Scotland in the Penny Farthing International Polo match during the Bentley Motors Royal Windsor Cup Final Lady Louise, 13, has followed in his footsteps, with her grandparents the Queen and Duke often seen supporting her along with parents Edward, Sophie and nine-year-old brother James, Viscount Severn.At the same event, visitors were treated to extraordinary scenes as England played Scotland in the Penny Farthing International Polo match.It is the first time the Duke has been out in public since his hospital stay. The Duke and the Queen Lady Louise at the Guards Polo Club Lady Louise at the Guards Polo Club England play Scotland in the Penny Farthing International Polo match during the Bentley Motors Royal Windsor Cup Final The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh at Trooping the Colour last weekend The Duke pulled out on an engagement at London Zoo next week, where he had been due to present the Prince Philip Award for Contributions to Zoology, but is expected to resume his official duties soon.  The Duke of Edinburgh has been photographed out in public for the first time since he was hospitalised with an infection, as he and the Queen enjoy a day out at the Royal Windsor Cup.The Duke, 96, drove his wife to the event, where their granddaughter Lady Louise was taking part in a carriage driving procession.The Duke was photographed waving to guests as he and the Queen got out of the car at the Guards Polo Club in Windsor.last_img read more

White paper on housing programme to be tabled in Parliament Harmon

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedAcres of GuySuCo land being considered for Govt’s housing projectMarch 6, 2017In “Local News”Cabinet approves construction of duplexes, townhouses -758 units to be built this yearFebruary 18, 2017In “Local News”$484M supplementary approved to buy 1970s planes for GDFMay 12, 2018In “latest news” One of the new housing initiatives that would be pursued under the government’s new housing programmeMinister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan, is set to table in the National Assembly, a white paper ( a government or other authoritative report providing information or proposals on an outlined subject matter ) on the government’s new housing programme. This was announced today, by Minister of State, Joseph Harmon at a post-Cabinet media briefing held at the Ministry of the Presidency.Harmon said that the white paper will provide the National Assembly with a clear understanding of what the government is seeking to achieve with its new programme.The white paper will also provide information pertaining to the construction techniques, the method of payment for units, mortgage arrangement for recipients and the criteria for allocation.In the construction of the houses, the government would seek to focus mainly using local contractors and indigenous materials including local wood species.Harmon explained that guidelines would be issued to the contractors stating the government’s preference for the use of local building materials, taking cognisance of where the houses will be built.The government’s new programme, which has private sector involvement, has moved away from the allocation of house lots to providing actual houses in the form of apartments and duplexes.Harmon explained that the housing programme inherited from the previous administration was “ineffective” since it largely focused on the distribution of house lots to citizens. “The thrust by our government is to build communities, and this will be the focus of the housing sector development,” he said.Cabinet recently approved the roll-out of the first phase of the new housing programme. Approval was given for $5 Billion to be spent on the delivery and construction of 758 housing units in Regions 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 10.Minister Harmon said today, that the construction of the houses and several other components of the housing programme are expected to commence in the second quarter of 2017.The government’s new housing programme targets particularly, public sector employees, youths and low income earners. read more

PSNI catch two men attempting to clean evidence of blood from themselves

first_imgPOLICE IN NEWRY have arrested two men and a woman following an incident in the Edward Street area yesterday evening.A passing police patrol discovered a badly injured man in Edward Steeet at around 6.30pm. It was initially unclear how the man had come to sustain his injuries, however officers conducted an immediate search of the area and arrested two men, both aged 29, in a nearby flat.BloodThe two men were attempting to clean evidence of blood from themselves. A 33-year-old woman was arrested at the scene on suspicion of assault on police and then charged to appear at Newry Magistrates Court this morning.Both men remain in custody and are helping police with their enquiries.The injured man, who is in his 30s, was taken to hospital to be treated for injuries to his face, head and body.Police would ask anyone who has any information about this incident to contact them in Ardmore on 0845 600 8000. Or, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111. Masked men tie woman up and lock man in toilet in Lisburn robbery>Over 2,000 people have signed a petition calling for a judge to resign>last_img read more

A timeline of the violence in South Sudan

first_imgSOUTH SUDAN’S WARRING parties are set to begin peace talks in Ethiopia after more than two weeks of fighting between government forces and those loyal to former vice-president Riek Machar.Here is a timeline of the violence in the world’s newest nation which is feared to have killed thousands of people and displaced some 200,000.December 15:- Heavy gunfire erupts overnight in South Sudan’s capital Juba around a barracks close to the city centre.December 16:- President Salva Kiir blames forces loyal to Machar, who was dismissed in July.Kiir comes from the Dinka people — the largest ethnic group — and Machar from the Nuer, the second biggest.December 17:- The government says it has arrested 10 people, including eight former ministers, and is tracking Machar.December 19:- Rebels loyal to Machar seize the strategic town of Bor, capital of the eastern powderkeg state of Jonglei.- Machar calls for Kiir to be overthrown and accuses him of trying to “incite inter-ethnic fighting”.- US President Barack Obama says that South Sudan stands at the “precipice” of civil war and deploys several dozen US soldiers to ensure the safety of Americans.- The African Union sends a peacekeeping mission.December 21:- Four US troops are wounded when their aircraft comes under fire during an evacuation mission to Bor.December 22:- Rebels seize the capital of oil producing Unity state, Bentiu, north of Juba.December 24:- Mass grave is reported by the United Nations to have been found in Bentiu.- The UN Security Council agrees to almost double the size of the military peacekeeping force in South Sudan to 12,500 troops.December 27:- Government forces and rebels claim control of the key oil town of Malakal, capital of Upper Nile State in the northeast.December 28:- The government reiterates accusations that Machar is mobilising up to 25,000 youths to attack its interests.December 31:- Rebels claim to have recaptured Bor.- Machar agrees to send envoys to peace negotiations in Addis Ababa but rejects face-to-face talks with Kiir and tells AFP his forces are marching on the capital.- Kiir rules out power sharing with the rebels.- The African Union threatens “targeted sanctions” over the violence.January 1:- Ugandan lawmakers accuses President Yoweri Museveni of meddling in the conflict.January 2:- Envoys from both sides arrive in Addis Ababa, but it might take several days to begin formal talks, Ethiopia’s foreign minister says.Read: UN says many prisoners, civilians killed in South SudanRead: Goal has evacuated staff from South Sudanlast_img read more

This Cork healthy snacks startup has landed a deal with two massive

first_imgIRISH START-UP Veronica’s Snacks has landed a distribution deal with powerhouse British brands Tesco and Harvey Nichols.The Cork company makes lower fat dinosaur-shaped corn snacks under the ‘Crunchy Creatures’ label.The woman behind the company, Veronica Kenneally, is targeting the lunchbox habits of healthy-thinking parents. The snacks have 40% less fat in them than cheese corn snack brands competing in the same space.It is already sold in ireland in Spar, Mace, SuperValu and independent health food shops.Kenneally said that she is concerned about childhood obesity, and hopes healthier snacks like hers can help be part of the solution.Figures from SafeFood suggest that one in four children on the island of Ireland are either overweight or obese.“More parents around the country are becoming increasingly concerned about the very high levels of saturated fat that can be found in children’s lunchboxes. As a result, retailers and hospitality providers are looking for healthier alternatives to put on shelves and menus.”Read: Eating heart-shaped foods will keep your ticker in good shape>Read: Research finds targeted health programme lowers obesity in children>last_img read more

GEEK PICK Logitech Powered Wireless Charging Stand

first_img Geek Pick: Shure MV88+ Is An Excellent, On the Go Microphone KitGeek Pick: Amazon Smart Plug Puts Alexa in Your Walls Logitech is one of the biggest peripheral makers around, making tech accessories for everything from laptops to game consoles to exercise headphones. We recently got to check out Logitech’s varied and exciting holiday lineup here and New York, and while we can’t tell you about everything we saw just yet, some of these products have been revealed, like the Logitech Powered Wireless Charging Stand.Wireless charging has gone from being the future of powering up your gadgets to just being another part of the present. Standards for the technology like Qi have made it much easier for more phones to be charged by just simply placing them on the right magical little pad. And the Logitech Powered Wireless Charging Stand is one of those magical little pads.This device provides 5W of charging via Qi, so it should be compatible with a wide range of smartphones. But it’s specifically designed for current Apple phones like iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X. The clean, white, subdued design certainly makes you think of an Apple product. In fact, Apple’s phones get 7.5W of charging, so you can start using them even faster.As with all wireless charging, using the charging stand is as convenient as just resting your phone on the surface. You can even keep certain cases on. You can also still use the phone while it’s charging in either portrait or landscape mode. It’s angled at such a way that’s comfortable to still look at for an extended period of time.You can check out the Logitech Powered Wireless Charging Stand for a nice $69.99. And if you want to learn more about the future of wireless charging technology, check out this big feature on our sister site Wireless Power is Coming.Want to learn more about wireless charging? Click here and get caught up on all the latest news. Stay on targetcenter_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

City extends deadlines for Convention Center expansion

first_img Updated: 11:11 AM Ed Lenderman, Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News Tags: San Diego Convention Center FacebookTwitter August 21, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The city announced a joint agreement Monday to extend approaching deadlines concerning the acquisition of land to expand the San Diego Convention Center.Ed Lenderman was live in downtown San Diego with the details.The city reached the “standstill agreement” with the Port of San Diego and Fifth Avenue Landing, the company that holds the lease on property the city aims to use to expand the convention center. The agreement extends all deadlines under the purchase and sale agreement and escrow instructions to Sept. 25.The city council and Port of San Diego Board of Port Commissioners approved the three-party agreement for expansion in June, contingent upon a now- failed initiative to raise hotel taxes.The move to buy more time to acquire the land for expansion comes in the wake of the City Council’s Aug. 10 decision not to consider adding the 11th- hour hotel tax initiative to the November ballot just before the submission deadline. Random sampling by the registrar of voters office showed the initiative would not have had the number of signatures necessary to qualify for the ballot on public support alone.“Unlike some City Council members whose idea of solving a crisis is to hold yet another committee meeting, the Port and Fifth Avenue Landing have shown they are willing to step up for the greater good of our community,” Mayor Kevin Faulconer said, apparently alluding to the four members who voted against waiving the council’s rules to add the initiative to the ballot.The city council is currently on legislative recess. The offices of councilmembers David Alvarez and Georgette Gomez had no comment and the offices of councilmembers Barbara Bry and Myrtle Cole did not respond to requests for comment.“Even though an initiative to fund the expansion and help the homeless won’t be on the November ballot, it is still on the table for a future election, and I thank Fifth Avenue Landing and the Port for their continued partnership on this very important issue,” Faulconer said.The city planned to use a portion of the revenue generated from the initiative, estimated to total $5.9 billion over 42 years, to purchase the property for expansion from Fifth Avenue Landing. Portions of the tax revenue would have also been allocated to homelessness services and road repairs.If the registrar, as expected, determines by the Sept. 20 deadline that backers of the initiative did not gather enough valid signatures to place it on the November ballot, the next opportunity would be in 2020. center_img City extends deadlines for Convention Center expansion Ed Lenderman Posted: August 21, 2018last_img read more

A hunger for food knowledge

first_imgWant more information on the people, businesses and issues in this story? Here are some websites to visit:Karen and Casey Puyleart’s blog, Purely Primal.Matt and Jen Schwab, Inspiration; New Seasons Market, non-GMO labeling.Initiative 522, Washington Secretary of State.Salmon Creek Farmers’ Market.Vancouver Farmers Market.More people are expressing interest in locally produced food, organic food, pasture-raised meat and poultry, and food free of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. But buying those items can cost more than conventional food.Here are the price differences for a few items at New Seasons Market in Fisher’s Landing:MilkA half gallon of Portland-based Alpenrose brand 2 percent milk costs $2.79. A half gallon of Organic Valley brand 2 percent organic milk, which comes from Northwest farms, is $4.49.Eggso The New Seasons brand of Pacific Northwest-grown eggs has two options. A dozen white, cage-free and antibiotic-free eggs costs $2.99. A dozen brown, free-range, organic eggs is $4.99.o A dozen eggs from Inspiration Plantation — which are pasture-raised and given organic, GMO-free feed — costs $7.39.ChickenA New Seasons brand free-range chicken costs $2.49 per pound. A pasture-raised chicken, given GMO-free and soy-free feed, from Botany Bay Farm in Brush Prairie costs $4.99 per pound at the store.last_img read more

VIDEO WHS Boys Hockey Falls To Burlington 21

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington High School Boys Varsity Hockey Team fell to Burlington High, 2-1, on Saturday, January 5 at Ristuccia Arena.Wilmington Community Television was on hand to capture the action. Watch the full game below:——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 this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedVOLUNTEERS NEEDED: WCTV Looking For Camera Operators & Commentators For WHS Fall SportsIn “Community”VIDEO: Watch The Hospital Bed Race From Fun On The FourthIn “Videos”VIDEO: WHS Boys Hockey Falls To Melrose, Raises Funds For Breast Cancer PatientsIn “Videos”last_img read more

Power Felt uses body heat to generate electricity

first_img( — Among the many applications of flexible thermoelectric materials is a wristwatch powered by the temperature difference between the human body and the surrounding environment. But if you wanted this watch made of low-cost carbon nanotube (CNT)/polymer materials, you would currently need a piece of fabric with an area of about 500 cm2, which is about 50 times greater than the area of a typical wristwatch. More information: Corey A. Hewitt, et al. “Multilayered Carbon Nanotube/Polymer Composite Based Thermoelectric Fabrics.” Nano Letters, Article ASAP. DOI: 10.1021/nl203806q In order to make such applications more practical, a team of researchers has developed a new multi-layer CNT/polymer design and demonstrated that it has a greatly increased power output compared to previous designs. The new CNT/polymer, which the researchers call “Power Felt,” also has the potential to be much less expensive than other thermoelectric materials.The research team, which includes Ph.D. student Corey Hewitt and Professor David Carroll from Wake Forest University, along with collaborators from other institutions, has published a paper on the new thermoelectric fabric design in a recent issue of Nano Letters.Although thermoelectrics have been studied and used commercially for several decades, they’re traditionally made of inorganic materials, such as bismuth telluride (Bi2Te3). But recent research has shown that organic materials could provide a promising alternative, with advantages such as low cost, ease of production, and flexibility. Yet for now, organic materials still lag behind inorganic ones in terms of performance. One of the keys for designing a high-performance thermoelectric fabric is creating a large temperature difference on opposite sides of the material. Since CNT/polymer thermoelectric materials are very thin, the temperature difference perpendicular to the film’s surface is limited. To address this problem, the researchers here designed a multi-layer CNT/polymer film that allows for the arrangement of the temperature gradient parallel to the film’s surface. The film consists of up to hundreds of alternating layers of conducting material (a polymer containing CNTs) and insulating material (pure polymer) bonded together. Each layer has a thickness of just 25-40 µm. When the fabric is subject to a temperature difference parallel to the surface, electrons or holes travel from the hot side to the cold side due to the Seebeck effect, which converts temperature difference into voltage. As the researchers explain, the amount of generated voltage (and total power output) is equal to the sum of contributions from each layer. So adding layers to the fabric is equivalent to adding voltage sources in series, and the number of layers is limited only by the heat source’s ability to produce a sufficient change in temperature throughout all the layers. Here, the heat source’s temperature is limited to 390 K (117 °C, 242 °F), the point at which the polymer begins deforming. Journal information: Nano Letters When the multi-layer fabric is exposed to a temperature gradient, charge carriers (electrons or holes) travel from the hot side to the cold side due to the Seebeck effect. The resulting voltage can be read across the ends of the first and last conduction layers. Image credit: Hewitt, et al. ©2012 American Chemical Society Explore further Experiments on a 72-layer fabric demonstrated a maximum power generation of 137 nW at a temperature difference of 50 K. But the researchers predict that the power output can be increased; for example, they calculate that a 300-layer fabric exposed to a 100 K temperature difference has a theoretical power output of up to 5 µW. From another perspective, the wristwatch mentioned above would require much less fabric than the current requirement of 500 cm2. “As presented, the areal requirement of our fabric is on the order of approximately 10 cm2,” Carroll told “However, the point of the paper is to show that the fabric’s layers add somewhat linearly. This means that, as more layers are woven into the fabric (and these can be extraordinarily thin layers), the more power can be packed into a smaller area. So the fabric we show simply demonstrates this fact but doesn’t optimize it. Thus, it may take 10 cm2 of the fabric we show, but we have also made fabrics for which only a few cm2 could power the watch. And we could go further.”In terms of cost, if CNT/polymer thermoelectrics are produced on a large scale, the electricity they generate could cost as little as $1 per watt due to the low material cost and ease of production. In contrast, Bi2Te3 thermoelectrics currently generate electricity at a cost of about $7 per watt. As Carroll explained, the true test of the materials will be cost.“What is different in what we have done is to produce something in a form factor that allows for the application of large areas of the materials,” he said. “Thus, large amounts of power can be generated and, as long as the cost is low, then the $/W is competitive with other forms of energy capture. Of course this would not be possible without two major innovations in the paper. The first, as I have already pointed out, is the origami-like folding of the fabric that allows for the interlayers to add their power together. The second pertains to that ‘cost’ thing. Notice that we do not use pure carbon nanotube mats. Rather, our mats are primarily commodity polymers with nanotubes added. Thus the cost of the expensive element is kept to a minimum without sacrificing the overall performance.”The researchers predict that low-cost organic thermoelectric fabrics could have a multitude of applications. Besides the wristwatch, another wearable application could be winter jackets with thermoelectric inside liners that use the temperature difference between body heat and the outdoor temperature to power electronic devices, such as an iPod.Other potential applications include recapturing a car’s wasted heat energy in order to improve fuel mileage, and lining a vehicle’s seats with the fabric to provide electricity for the vehicle’s battery. If installed under roof shingles, the fabric could generate electricity on hot days to help lower a building’s electricity bills. And in emergencies, the fabric could potentially be used to power a cell phone or flashlight.“There are a very wide variety of applications for which these materials will now be perfectly adequate [with their current power output],” Carroll said. “Furthermore, if more power is required, there is the option of simply making larger sheets of fabric. Because of the cost advantages, this is still cheaper than going to more expensive Bi2Te3. Imagine, for instance, putting this material throughout the bodies of automobiles, supplying both sound dampening (which they must already do) and adding the functionality of power scavenging for only a nominal cost above the materials used currently. As with all organic electronics, the real transformative power of this innovation lies in its economic vs. technical advantages.”In the future, the researchers plan to further improve the power output of each film, using methods such as chemical treatment of the CNTs and increasing the electrical conductivity of the polymers. “Will we improve the performance? YES!” Carroll said. “We have already begun making significant advances in improving the overall power output and there is much more ground to cover. For you physics readers out there, the basic principle of suppressed phonon modes through scattering processes, coupled with fractal networks made of sections of phase coherent transport, is still young and we are confident we have not yet tapped into the real potential yet.” The flexible, lightweight CNT/polymer thermoelectric fabric contains hundreds of alternating layers of conducting and insulating material. Image credit: Hewitt, et al. ©2012 American Chemical Society Copyright 2012 All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of Citation: ‘Power Felt’ uses body heat to generate electricity (2012, February 28) retrieved 18 August 2019 from New nanotechnology converts heat into power when it’s needed most 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.last_img read more

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first_imgJune 11, 2014 Hear from business owners and CEOs who went through a crippling business problem and came out the other side bigger and stronger. Problem Solvers with Jason Feifer 2 min readcenter_img Listen Now You know the drill. Your team descends on an important business conference. Swapping intel with each other in real-time is mission critical. Constantly coordinating with everyone at the same time and all in one place is a must. Email and texting are too slow and cumbersome. They won’t cut it.There has to be a better way to simultaneously keep in touch with everyone from your smartphone. Luckily there is.In this video, Young Entrepreneur Council founder Scott Gerber reveals his favorite solution to this common problem.It’s called GroupMe and it’s the free instant messaging tool he relies on to seamlessly, privately communicate with everyone on his team when they’re attending large, crowded events, like the recent SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. He says he used the slick mobile app to have productive, structured conversations with some 50 people simultaneously at the popular event.Until we can read each other’s minds from across the conference floor, helpful group IM apps like GroupMe will have to do. Android device users can download GroupMe from the Google Play Store and iOS device users from the Apple App Store.  Related:Need to Rent an Office On the Fly? Try This App, the Airbnb of Work SpacesTry This Killer Tool for Driving Traffic to Your WebsiteGoogle Hangout: The Best Apps and Tech Tools to Supercharge Your Small Businesslast_img read more

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first_img Enroll Now for Free October 7, 2015 Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience.center_img 2 min read “Ladies and gentlemen, if you’re seated above another passenger, please try your best not to kick them in the face during the flight.” This ridiculous in-flight announcement could become a reality if Airbus’s latest crazy seating arrangement concept comes to fruition.The French aerospace manufacturer recently filed a patent for an overhead seating design that would pack people even tighter into planes. The images in the patent show an uncanny split-level cabin concept, one that would have business class passengers stacked on top of one another, like the contents of “a mile-high submarine sandwich,” as TravelPulse so perfectly puts it.The arrangement would push passengers within inches of the ceiling of the plane, enabling yet more precious cargo to board economy flights, forcing us to smell each other even more up close and personal. At least the upper-tier seats could recline up to 180 degrees, though they look nowhere near as cozy and cool as Air Lair’s futuristic A380 seating dream.Related: The Way We Board Airplanes Is in Need of an Upgrade”In modern means of transport, in particular in aircraft, it is very important from an economic point of view to make optimum use of the available space in a passenger cabin,” Airbus wrote in the patent application. Because of course this is about making more money. It’s high time airlines cash in on the vertical space they waste.Could this be the future of flight? Is the company planning to one day build this awful seating arrangement? We contacted Airbus to find out, but have yet to hear back. Before you recoil imagining the many awkward possibilities, know that Airbus files around 600 or so patents a year, many of which never turn into squat. In the case of this Star Trek Enterprise-like “Flying Donuts” Airbus patent, it’s really too bad. We’d be down for that sweet, spacey ride.Related: Hate Flying? This Dreamy (or Dorky) Virtual Reality Helmet Could Help You Escape the Experience.last_img read more

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first_imgSince 2006, Szczerbo-Trojanowska has been a member of the steering committee of the European School of Radiology. She also helped establish the first European School of Interventional Radiology (ESIR) courses in Eastern Europe. She has been a mentor to 26 radiologists who obtained their doctorate under her supervision. December 2, 2013 — The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) awarded honorary membership at the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA 2013) to three individuals who have distinguished themselves as outstanding contributors to the field of radiology and its allied sciences. The recipients were Gabriel Krestin, M.D., Ph.D., from Rotterdam, Netherlands; Anne W.M. Lee, M.D., from Shenzhen Guangdong, China; and Malgorzata Szczerbo-Trojanowska, M.D., from Lublin, Poland. Gabriel P. Krestin, M.D., Ph.D.An international ambassador for radiology, Gabriel P. Krestin, M.D., Ph.D., professor of radiology and chair, Department of Radiology, Erasmus University Medical Centre Rotterdam, the Netherlands, has worked passionately to widen the specialty’s reach. Currently, Lee is the vice president of the Hong Kong College of Radiologists and vice chair of the Hong Kong Anti-Cancer Society. She has served as chair of the Hong Kong Nasopharyngeal Cancer Study Group and president of the Hong Kong Head and Neck Society. Her service to international organizations includes helping the Union for International Cancer Control set up the national Cancer Staging Committee in China. “By bridging an alliance across radiology worldwide, Krestin supports the RSNA 2013 theme, ‘The Power of Partnership,’ and has cemented a strong partnership between ESR and RSNA,” said 2013 RSNA President Sarah Donaldson, M.D. “Dr. Krestin is a scholar of the arts and sciences. While radiologists around the world learn from his scientific contributions, the walls of Dr. Krestin’s home are covered with his collections of fine paintings. He is a true humanitarian with unparalleled devotion to the radiological sciences.” Born in Romania, Krestin immigrated to Germany at the age of 19. In 1981, he graduated from the faculty of medicine at the University of Cologne, Germany, where he completed his radiology residency and his doctoral thesis. In 1990, he was appointed staff radiologist and head of the MRI Centre at the Department of Radiology at Zurich University Hospital in Switzerland, where he became associate professor of radiology, head of the clinical radiology service and acting chair of the Department of Diagnostic Radiology. Lee is the chief of service at the Center of Clinical Oncology at the University of Hong Kong-Shenzhen Hospital in Shenzhen, China. She is also an honorary consultant in the Department of Clinical Oncology at Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, Hong Kong, honorary consultant in healthcare management for the Hong Kong East Cluster, Hospital Authority and an honorary clinical professor at the University of Hong Kong Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine. Szczerbo-Trojanowska also has served on various committees of the European Congress of Radiology (ECR), as the first ECR president from Eastern Europe and as a member of the executive council of the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE). Body language expert Traci Brown spoke at the AHRA 2019 meeting on how to identify when a person is not being honest by their body language. She said medical imaging department administrators can use this knowledge to help in hiring decisions and managing staff.  An RSNA member since 1999, Krestin has presented numerous RSNA refresher courses and served as a panelist for the RSNA 2010 International Trends program, focusing on research challenges facing radiologists worldwide. He has served on the RSNA International Advisory Committee since 2010. Fervently committed to radiology research, Krestin worked with ESR to establish the European Institute for Biomedical Imaging Research (EIBIR) in 2006 to foster and strengthen biomedical imaging research in Europe. Videos | Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Assist in Pediatric Imaging Sudhen Desai, M.D., FSIR, read more Szczerbo-Trojanowska is a professor of radiology, chair of the Department of Radiology and head of the Department of Interventional Radiology and Neuroradiology at the Medical University in Lublin, Poland. As 2012 president of the European Society of Radiology (ESR), Krestin oversaw the launch of the first International Day of Radiology (IDoR) aimed at building greater awareness of the value that radiology contributes to patient care and healthcare overall. The success of the joint initiative of ESR, RSNA and the American College of Radiology (ACR) — which grew from the first European Day of Radiology in 2011—demonstrates Krestin’s commitment to keeping radiology in the spotlight across the globe. Arthur Agatston explains the history of CT calcium scoring Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:54Loaded: 1.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:54 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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A variety of factors, however, could cause projections for this and other modalities to change. Graphic courtesy of Pixabay “It is a great privilege to follow in the footsteps of the imminent international radiologists who have been bestowed with RSNA Honorary Membership, and I consider this honor a true recognition of the joint efforts of our societies to promote and strengthen all aspects of our profession,” said Krestin. Videos | AAPM | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care Cynthia McColl… read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  A frequent contributor to Radiology, Krestin served as an associate editor for Radiology in 1999 and as a consultant to the editor in 2004. He has authored more than 350 original articles and 80 book chapters and has edited seven books, some of which have been translated in several languages. In 2010, he was appointed a member of the distinguished panel of perspectives authors of Radiology. Video Player is loading.Sudhen Desai explains how deep learning might assist pediatric imagingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 8:21Loaded: 1.95%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -8:21 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis 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. RSNA presented Anne Lee with honorary membership for her significant contributions to increasing the understanding and optimal treatment of nasopharyngeal cancer — leading to improved survival — in Southeast Asia and throughout the world. Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McColl… read more RSNA presented Malgorzata Szczerbo-Trojanowska with honorary membership for her outstanding contributions to interventional radiology and radiologic education and her commitment to raising the profile of Polish radiology in Europe and throughout the world Soon after receiving her medical degree from the Medical University in Lublin, Szczerbo-Trojanowska joined the newly established Department of Vascular and Interventional Radiology at the university. In 1995, she was appointed to her current position as head of the Department of Interventional Radiology and Neuroradiology. She has served as chair of the Department of Radiology since 1999. During her career, Szczerbo-Trojanowska has received additional training at Princess Margaret Hospital and the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom, Uppsala University and Karolinska Institute in Sweden and the Justus Liebig University Giessen in Germany. Lee received her medical degree from the University of Hong Kong and began her study of oncology under the mentorship of John Ho, professor, University of Hong Kong and a pioneer in nasopharyngeal cancer. Trained in radiation oncology and medical oncology, Lee attained fellowship in the U.K. Royal College of Radiologists, Hong Kong College of Radiologists and Hong Kong Academy of Medicine. Lee received further overseas training at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London, England, Stanford Medical Center in Stanford, California and Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto, Canada. In 2012, after more than 35 years of service to public hospitals in Hong Kong, Lee took up the challenge of starting the Center of Clinical Oncology at the University of Hong Kong-Shenzhen Hospital, a project that attempted to introduce medical service reforms in mainland China. Lee also initiated the Hong Kong Nasopharyngeal Cancer Study Group to encourage multicenter collaboration in clinical trials and large-scale retrospective studies. She is the leader of clinical sciences in the Center of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Research, an area of excellence project awarded by the University Grant Committee of Hong Kong. Some of Szczerbo-Trojanowska’s greatest accomplishments include her work with societies to raise the profile of radiology in Poland and across Europe. She co-founded the interventional radiology section of the Polish Medical Society of Radiology and co-founded the Polish Society of Magnetic Resonance. In 2001, Szczerbo-Trojanowska was elected president of the Polish Medical Society of Radiology and in that same year presided over its congress. She was the first female to hold either of those positions.center_img With research interests in vascular interventions including embolizations, carotid stenting, aortic aneurysms and stent grafting, Szczerbo-Trojanowska has authored and co-authored 208 peer-reviewed publications and 10 book chapters. She has given more than 250 scientific presentations at numerous international scientific meetings, including more than 100 invited lectures. Szczerbo-Trojanowska is a reviewer and editorial board member of many radiological and medical journals including Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology, Acta Angiologica and the Polish Journal of Radiology. Malgorzata Szczerbo-Trojanowska, M.D. Neither interventional radiology nor radiology in Poland would be what they are today without the contributions of Malgorzata Szczerbo-Trojanowska, M.D. Thanks to her commitment to education, she is also shaping the future of radiology across all of Europe. Szczerbo-Trojanowska has received many honors, including the gold medal of the European Society of Radiology, Golden Cross of Merit from the president of Poland, the medal of the Polish Chamber of Physicians and president’s award of the American Association for Women Radiologists. She is a CIRSE Distinguished Fellow and has been awarded honorary membership in the radiological societies of Argentina, Germany, Hungary and Poland, as well as honorary membership in the Seldinger Society of Interventional Radiology. Krestin, whose research interests primarily focus on imaging of abdominal organs and cardiovascular disease, molecular imaging and population imaging, served as a permanent visiting professor at Stanford University Medical School, Stanford, Calif., from 1998 to 2009. Lee contributes to journals worldwide including the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology and Physics, Radiotherapy & Oncology, and American Journal of Clinical Oncology. Awards she has received for her work include the Sir Patrick Manson Gold Medal of the University Hong Kong and honorary membership in the European Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ESTRO). Feature | Radiology Business | July 23, 2019 | Greg Freiherr Liars in Radiology Beware! Can you tell when someone is lying? read more “Anne is one of the most influential women in radiation oncology worldwide, best known for investigations in the management and treatment of patients with nasopharyngeal cancer,” said Sarah Donaldson, M.D. and president, RSNA 2013. “Her enormous clinical experience, combined with direct mentorship from professor John Ho, has led the efforts in our understanding of this complex malignancy. I’ve been learning from Anne continually over the 25 years I have known her.” Feature | Advanced Visualization | July 02, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis Augmented Reality Versus 3-D Printing for Radiology Three-dimensional (3-D) printing and… read more “No words can fully describe how overwhelmed I am with this most prestigious honor,” said Lee. “My achievements today would not be possible if I did not have the great fortune of standing on the shoulders of giants, so this honor is a tribute to all my mentors and my parents.” Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more Advances in long-length digital radiography are creating opportunities for visualization during spinal surgery, as well as pre- and post-operatively. Image courtesy of Fujifilm Medical Systems “RSNA meetings, which I have been attending regularly for many years, made a significant impact on my radiological career,” said Szczerbo-Trojanowska. “Now, being awarded RSNA honorary membership and having my name placed among those whom I admire, learn from and respect is a tremendous honor.” Feature | Radiology Imaging | July 29, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Imaging Market in U.S. Could Rise In Coming Years The coming years may be good for the medical imaging community in the United States. But they will not be easy. read more News | December 02, 2013 Radiological Society of North America Awards Honorary Memberships His numerous accolades include honorary membership of the Belgian, French, Hungarian, Italian, Spanish and Swiss societies of radiology. ESMRMB bestowed upon Krestin honorary fellowship in 2011 and honorary membership in 2013. He was the Couch-Kerley Traveling Professor to the Royal College of Radiologists in the United Kingdom and received the Albers Schönberg Medal of the German Society of Radiology. Anne W.M. Lee, M.D. Decreasing mortality from nasopharyngeal cancer — a disease far more prevalent in Southeast Asia than in the western world — can be attributed in large part to the efforts of Anne W.M. Lee, M.D., and her dedicated colleagues. In addition to spending much of her career researching nasopharyngeal cancer, Lee has established departments of radiation oncology in hospitals in Hong Kong and mainland China and facilitated robust clinical trials testing new therapies in head and neck cancer worldwide. During the 30 years that Lee has helped in public education and research on nasopharyngeal cancer treatment, the age-standardized incidence rate of the disease in Hong Kong has decreased by over 50 percent and the mortality rate by over 60 percent. At the same time, the five-year disease-specific survival rate has increased from 50 percent to over 80 percent. A 3-D printed model (left) and a model constructed in augmented reality (right), both of a kidney with a tumor. In both models, the kidney is clear; the tumor is visible in purple on the AR model and in white on the 3-D printed model. Photo courtesy of Nicole Wake, Ph.D. RSNA presented Krestin, M.D., Ph.D., with honorary membership in recognition of his formidable achievements as an internationally renowned leader, researcher and activist. “I think of Margaret as the most important Polish female radiologic scientist since Marie Curie,” said Sarah Donaldson, M.D and president, RSNA 2013. “She has paved the way for women, interventionalists and radiologists from Poland and other Eastern European countries with her unending contributions to the Polish Medical Society of Radiology, Polish Congress of Radiology and the European Congress of Radiology.” News | Radiology Imaging | July 22, 2019 AHRA and Canon Medical Systems Support the 12th Annual Putting Patients First Program For the past twelve years, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. has partnered with read more Feature | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 19, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr DR Advances Promote Imaging of Whole Spine Recent advances in… read more Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough discusses bridging diversity gaps in medical physicsPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 6:05Loaded: 2.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -6:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more Related Content As ESR president, Krestin worked to strengthen the society’s role and deepen its impact on the European political and scientific arena. His other widespread involvement in radiologic associations includes serving as president of both the European Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology (ESMRMB) and the Association of University Radiologists Europe (AURE), the latter of which he is a founding member. Most recently, he served as the 2013 president of the International Society for Strategic Studies in Radiology (ISSSR). 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