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first_imgThe small war memorial near the burial site of India’s 1971 war hero Albert Ekka has become a place for people, especially those visiting from Jharkhand, to pay tribute to soldiers.On Monday, Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Sudarshan Bhagat visited the site. On an official tour to Tripura, Mr. Bhagat, who is an MP from Lohardaga in Jharkhand, paid floral tribute and observed a minute of silence.Ekka, who hailed from Jharkhand, was posted with the 14th Battalion of the Brigade of the Guards in Tripura when he was martyred during the Battle of Gangasagar. The regiment, in fact, had many soldiers from Jharkhand while it was stationed in Tripura.Memorial restoredAround six feet high, the memorial at Sripalli, south of Agartala, was restored after Ekka’s wife Balamdeena, her son and other family members paid a visit on January 11 last year. The family, which had refused to accept the urn of the Param Vir Chakra recipient from the Jharkhand government, had asked to visit the burial site instead.last_img read more

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first_imgMembers of the Amateur Radio Society of Odisha got together at an uninhabited island within the Chilika lake to test their operational skill and technology to help the public during natural calamities such as cyclonic storms.The team had chosen this island as it is inaccessible by conventional telecommunication network. During their two-day camp at the island that ended on Sunday evening, eight licensed private HAM radio operators of Odisha experimented transmission of messages to the outside world through radio signals.‘Used solar power’ It was an attempt to simulate real-life situation during any natural calamity when all conventional modes of communication cease to exist. “To simulate such a situation, we remained cut-off from the outside world for two days and used solar power to operate our HAM radios. A bamboo pole was used as an antenna tower,” said Gurudatta Panda, one of the participants. Amateur radio operators can link up with other HAM enthusiasts through ‘short wave’ radio frequency.Contacted 130 operators During the event, these operators, despite their lack of infrastructure, managed to contact around 130 Amateur radio operators around the world. Around 90 of these were from different parts of India while others were from countries including Denmark, Russia, Indonesia, Thailand and Australia. On Sunday morning they made contacts with HAM enthusiasts of neighbouring countries except Pakistan.According to ARSO members, the importance of HAM radios during natural calamities has not diminished in this era of advanced communication. According to them, during the Titli cyclone, Gajapati district was completely cut-off from the outside world for a few hours. During that time HAM radio with the Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force became the main means of communication of the district administration with the outside world.A big help ARSO members feel that an increase in the number of Amateur radio enthusiasts in the State can be a major help to society in a cyclone and flood-prone State like Odisha. On Sunday, Puri district administration representatives arrived at the island to watch the experiments being conducted by the Amateur radio activists.“There are youths with technical education in electronics and telecommunication in all parts of Odisha who can take up Amateur radio as a hobby and help society at the time of need. In future, we may have HAM radio operators in all blocks of the State,” said Priti Ranjan Mekap, another participant.Apart from Mr. Panda and Mr. Mekap, other enthusiasts who participated in this event were Samir Ranjan Panda, Umakant Swain, Chandrasekhar Patnaik, Sunil Biswal, Tusharkant Mishra and Rajesh Kumar.last_img read more

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first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Adrian MannarinoatpATP Paris MastersCorentin Moutet First Published: October 31, 2019, 10:38 AM IST Paris: Novak Djokovic defied illness to survive a scare against French lucky loser Corentin Moutet and reach the third round of the Paris Masters while Rafael Nadal saw off a plucky challenge from Adrian Mannarino.Top seed Djokovic, locked in a battle with Nadal for the year-end world number one spot, had to save two set points in the first set before beating the 97th-ranked Moutet 7-6 (7/2), 6-4 on Wednesday. The 32-year-old will play Britain’s Kyle Edmund on Thursday in the last 16 as he continues his bid for a record-extending fifth Bercy title.”I don’t feel health-wise 100 percent in the last couple of days, but it is what it is,” said Djokovic, who was struggling with a sore throat.”It affects your energy, your vitality on the court. Obviously it’s not ideal, but in these kind of circumstances you just have to accept it and do everything that you can to recover.”Nadal, who is guaranteed to usurp Djokovic at the rankings summit next week ahead of the ATP Tour Finals in London, beat home wildcard Mannarino 7-5, 6-4 to set up a clash with three-time Grand Slam title-winner Stan Wawrinka.Djokovic, who was beaten by Karen Khachanov in last year’s final, found himself in a spot of bother when Moutet broke his serve in the seventh game before saving four break points to seize a 5-3 lead.But the home hope saw two set points come and go in the following game, withDjokovic quickly taking advantage to break back and level the set.The Serbian took control as the opener entered a tie-break and Moutet smashed a ball into the crowd in anger as his opportunity for an upset looked to have disappeared, with his opponent cruising through the breaker.Moutet delighted the crowd with an outrageous ‘hotdog’ lob over Djokovic early in the second set, but the 16-time Grand Slam champion belatedly found his form.Djokovic did let one break slip after leading 4-1, but closed out victory on his first match point with a forehand winner.NADAL DOES ENOUGHNadal was not at his imperious best against world number 43 Mannarino, but did enough to win with relative comfort.The 19-time Grand Slam champion, who has never won the tournament but does hold a record 35 Masters titles, will hope to improve in the third round against Wawrinka after the Swiss beat Marin Cilic 7-6 (7/3), 7-6 (7/5).Nadal, playing his first event since getting married earlier this month, can secure the year-end top ranking for a fifth time by winning the trophy on Sunday.”(It’s) not easy to come back after a while without being on the tour,” he said.”Tomorrow is another day, another tough match against Stan. Every day on this tournament is so difficult.”Mannarino kept Nadal at arm’s length for almost an hour in the first set, but the Spaniard took his fourth set point in the 12th game to forge ahead.There was a similar pattern to the second set, but again the second seed went through the gears when necessary and a sloppy service game from Mannarino sealed his fate.Earlier in the day, fifth seed Dominic Thiem booked his spot in the last 16 by edging out Milos Raonic in a marathon encounter.Thiem, who has lost the last two French Open finals to Nadal across Paris at Roland Garros, had to dig deep to get past Raonic 7-6 (7/5), 5-7, 6-4 as the Canadian powered down 30 aces in a thunderous serving display.”It was unbelievable today, his serve,” admitted the Austrian.Thiem will face Grigor Dimitrov in the last 16 after the Bulgarian’s 7-5, 6-3 win over 12th seed David Goffin.World number seven Stefanos Tsitsipas continued his return to form with a 7-6 (7/3), 6-3 victory over American Taylor Fritz.He will take on Alex de Minaur in round three after the Australian’s 7-6 (7/2), 7-6 (7/1) victory over ninth seed Roberto Bautista Ag last_img read more

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first_imgIndia thrashed Sri Lanka by an innings and 239 runs to equal their biggest margin of victory. (Scorecard)Sri Lanka 2nd Innings:300th Test wicket for @ashwinravi99 and #TeamIndia take a 1-0 lead in the 3-match Test series. India seal the 2nd Test in Nagpur by an innings and 239 runs #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/mq56alEczD- BCCI (@BCCI) November 27, 201713:00 IST: INDIA WIN BY AN INNINGS AND 239 RUNS to equal their biggest margin of victory. India have dominated Sri Lanka completely to take a 1-0 lead in the series.46.5: WICKET! D Chandimal (61) is out, c Ravichandran Ashwin b Umesh Yadav, 165/9- BCCI (@BCCI) November 27, 201712:42 IST: NOT OUT! 45.2: R Ashwin to Lakmal, No run. Nothing on the Ultra Edge! India waste a review! Ashwin slides one down leg, Lakmal leans across to clip it away but it goes towards Saha who takes it by stretching both his hands to his left. Ashwin appeals but Saha stays put. The bowler says he has heard something and that prompts Kohli to use the DRS. The front foot is fine. Ultra Edge then shows there’s no bat involved.12:41 IST: Review time! There is a caught behind appeal against Lakmal is referred upstairs by Kohli. Seems like Lakmal is safe. Let’s wait and watch.12:39 IST: Harsh Bhogle on-air has got something to say. While all the talks have been about the men who have made comebacks, Harsha says Ishant Sharma has impressed one and all. He agrees he has done the job for his side in the past but then after being in the top drawer, he doesn’t take time to drop back. Now that he has gotten into the groove, he needs to do that on a consistent basis to cement his place in the side.advertisement2nd Test. 43.4: R Ashwin to S Lakmal (27), 6 runs, 159/8 https://t.co/wUkt7mobyc #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) November 27, 201712:31 IST: 42.4: U Yadav to Chandimal, FOUR! Inside edge and through. This one comes back in again and stays a touch low too. Chandimal just puts bat on ball and gets an inside edge which evades the leg pole and races down to the fine leg fence for a boundary.12:22 IST: Welcome back for the session which might in all likelihood can give us the result. India are just 2 wickets away to go 1-0 up in the series. How long can the current pair of CHANDIMAL and LAKMAL delay the defeat?At Lunch on Day 4 Sri Lanka are (205 & 145/8), India need 2 more wickets to win the Nagpur Test #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/R7Z0clRR7e- BCCI (@BCCI) November 27, 201711:46 IST: LUNCH! Sri Lanka on the cusp of getting bowled out but just hang on to enjoy a delicious meal. It has been a sorry session for them as they failed to negotiate even a session of play where the talk was about batting a couple of days. That’s what surprises most of the cricketing world. Perennially, Sri Lanka are known to be fighters in international cricket but seeing them go down in a whimper is appalling to save the words.11:45 IST: FIFTY! 40.5: I Sharma to Chandimal, FOUR. Dinesh Chandimal gets to his 15th Test fifty! On a length outside off, he guides it past backward point by opening the face of the bat to get to the mark. Twin fifties for him in this game but it’s a little too late.2nd Test. 40.3: I Sharma to S Lakmal (18), 4 runs, 140/8 https://t.co/wUkt7mobyc #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) November 27, 20172nd Test. 39.6: R Ashwin to D Chandimal (49), 4 runs, 136/8 https://t.co/wUkt7mobyc #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) November 27, 201711:39 IST: 38.6: R Jadeja to Chandimal, FOUR! Loopy delivery on the stumps, Lakmal comes down the track and hits it over mid on. Ishant Sharma runs backward but has no chance of getting to it and stopping the boundary.11:29 IST: 36.3: R Jadeja to Lakmal, FOUR! That is one way to play Jadeja. Seeing this floated delivery around off, Lakmal frees his arms and lofts it over mid off for a boundary.11:25 IST: WICKET! 35.3: R Ashwin to R Herath. Oh dear! Sri Lankans are going on a bit too fast for anybody’s liking here. Ashwin lands it around middle and leg, Herath looks to clip it away to the leg side for a run.11:22 IST: 35.1: R Ashwin to Perera, OUT! Yes it is wicket no 500 in international cricket for Ravichandran Ashwin! He bowls it flatter and quicker around off and middle, it just spins in a touch. Perera misses the attempted flick shot. The Indians go up in unison in appealing for LBW, which the umpire upholds after thinking. Perera isn’t convinced and has a chat with Chandimal before opting for DRS. Replays show that the ball would go on to clip the leg stump. Hence the on-field call stays. The visitors don’t lose the review though. This is Ashwin’s 50th wicket in this calendar year.advertisement35.1: WICKET! MDK Perera (0) is out, lbw Ravichandran Ashwin, 107/7- BCCI (@BCCI) November 27, 20172nd Test. 33.5: R Ashwin to D Chandimal (33), 4 runs, 106/5 https://t.co/wUkt7mobyc #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) November 27, 201711:15 IST: WICKET! 33.3: R Ashwin to Shanaka! This was always coming with the way Dasun Shanaka was playing. You lie by the sword and die by it goes the saying and seldom is it proved wrong. Shanaka was hell-bent on attacking the spinner and pays the price for doing so on this occasion. Ashwin tosses it around off, Shanaka comes down to belt it out of Nagpur. But he ends up getting more height than distance on it. KL Rahul has his eyes on the ball as he runs back and manages to hold to that. Not easy are these skiers but he doesn’t fluff it. The tourists are crumbling in a hurry here. Ashwin adds one to his wickets column.2nd Test. 32.2: I Sharma to D Chandimal (27), 4 runs, 100/5 https://t.co/wUkt7mobyc #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) November 27, 201711:08 IST: 32.1: I Sharma to Chandimal, FOUR. Edgy but Sri Lanka won’t mind these. Length delivery just outside off, Chandimal gets squared up in defense. Gets an outside edge that lands short of the fielder at second slip and races away to the fence.11:08 IST: 31.6: R Ashwin to Shanaka, SIX. And another one! Same area, same result. A maximum. Floated around off, Shanaka goes big over deep mid-wicket. This time it comfortably clears the fielder stationed in that region. 16 runs off this one.2nd Test. 31.4: R Ashwin to D Shanaka (11), 6 runs, 86/5 https://t.co/wUkt7mobyc #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) November 27, 20172nd Test. 31.2: R Ashwin to D Shanaka (5), 4 runs, 80/5 https://t.co/wUkt7mobyc #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) November 27, 201711:02 IST: WICKET! 30.5: I Sharma to N Dickwella. Kohli fumbles but doesn’t let the chance go down. Dickwella, before the start of play today, spoke of playing as per the situation. He did to a certain extent but the pitch and the delivery have got the better of him here. Ishant lands it on a length around off, the ball moves away just a bit after pitching. Dickwella had to play at that and hangs his bat out. There is some extra bounce there which means that the ball takes the edge and goes to Virat at second slip who fumbles but takes it on the second attempt. Sri Lanka are withering away too soon. India 5 wickets away from the win. Sri Lanka 205 and 75/5 vs India 610/6d10:38 IST: WICKET! 25.2: R Jadeja to Mathews! Irresponsible shot from a senior player, says Simon Doull on-air! Pretty much sums up the scenario. Mathews and Chandimal are the experienced players in the side and everyone would look up to them to help their side to safety. But here is the former doing something he could have avoided. Jadeja tosses this outside off, invites Angelo to drive. The Lankan batsman falls into the bait and plays it aerially straight to Rohit Sharma at mid off, who gleefully accepts the offering. Another one bites the dust, India 6 wickets away from a win. Sri Lanka 205 and 68/4 vs India 610/6dadvertisement10:34 IST: 24.6: U Yadav to Chandimal, FOUR! Umesh Yadav is bowling too straight. I understand he is searching for the reverse swing but at the same time you need to get your line right. It’s on the pads, Chandimal shuffles across and flicks it through backward square leg for a boundary to end the over.10:33 IST: 24.5: U Yadav to Mathews, Direct hit and Chandiaml would have been a goner! Really poor call from Mathews, this! He punches this length ball towards Rahul at cover-point and sets off. The Indian opener attacks the ball and has a shy the striker’s end but misses. Replays show Chandimal would have been well short had that it. Risky!2nd Test. 22.1: U Yadav to D Chandimal (8), 4 runs, 56/3 https://t.co/wUkt7mobyc #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) November 27, 20172nd Test. 20.6: U Yadav to D Chandimal (4), 4 runs, 52/3 https://t.co/wUkt7mobyc #IndvSL #TeamIndia @Paytm- BCCI (@BCCI) November 27, 201710:16 IST: WICKET! 20.4: U Yadav to Thirimanne. Straight to Jadeja! That’s a poor shot to be honest. Umesh Yadav picks up his first wicket of the Test match. He serves a full ball, sprayed wider outside off. Thirimanne could have left that alone but for some reason he tries to go after it. Looks to drive it away from the body but ends up slicing it straight to Jadeja at backward point who accepts a dolly. There’s a reason Lahiru Thirimanne has the WORST batting average amongst top 6 Lankan batsmen in Tests, minimum 1000 runs (22.63). Sri Lanka slip further. Sri Lanka 205 and 48/3 vs India 610/6d09:55 IST: WICKET! 15.2: R Jadeja to D Karunaratne. India have struck early this morning! The bowling change has done the trick for Kohli here but credit to Vijay for being alert here. Jadeja lands it around middle, it spins back in. Karunaratne isn’t to the pitch of the ball but still goes on with the clip. Gets it off the inner half and it goes straight to forward short leg who crouches and takes it. In fact, it hits him on the stomach but he manages to cling onto that one. These kind of catches are never easy. Murali Vijay is delighted as he lofts his arms and sprints in joy. A big wicket for India as Karunaratne is the one is in form of late. Sri Lanka trail by 371 runs! Sri Lanka 205 and 34/2 vs India 610/6d09:43 IST: The commentators on air analyze about Ashwin here. They have shown clips of the wickets that he has picked in the first innings. All the 4 batters, tried to play for the turn but ended up gifting their wickets on the straighter ones. Shows they played Ashwin in their minds rather than in reality.09:39 IST: 11.3: R Ashwin to Thirimanne, FOUR! Ahh… shot! Thirimanne doesn’t care how many times Ashwin has dismissed him. He sees the flight this time and decides to cash in on it. Shimmies down a touch, gets to the pitch of the ball and lofts it over mid off. Nearly goes the distance. Well played!09:33 IST: 10.1: I Sharma to Karunaratne, FOUR! Not an ideal way to start the day! But Karunaratne won’t mind it at all! Sharma comes from over the wicket and drops it on a length on the pads. Dimuth moves inside the line and clips it fine down the leg side for a boundary. First boundary of the day for the visitors.09:24 IST: The umpires make their way out to the middle, followed by the Indians. The overnight batsmen DIMUTH KARUNARATNE and LAHIRU THIRIMANNE walk out to resume the battle.A bundle of energy, here’s wishing @ImRaina a happy and cheerful birthday. pic.twitter.com/wKZYEFD1N5- BCCI (@BCCI) November 27, 201709:08 IST: Russel Arnoold interviews Niroshan Dickwella. The Lankan wicketkeeper says that they are ready for today. Reckons that although they’ve been in the field for a couple of days, they are prepared mentally to bat for two days. States that his side is planning to take it session by session. Insists there are plans for the team as well as for individuals. Goes on to say that the batsmen can’t play their normal game as they have to bat out time. About his style of play, he feels that sometimes he can go in the middle and play his natural game but mostly he adjusts according to the situations. With experienced guys like Dinesh Chandimal and Angelo Mathews in the side and also with Dimuth Karunaratne, their in-form batsman at the crease, his job is more to support them he feels. Ends opining that although there was a bit of spin towards the end of yesterday, it is still a good track for batting.09:07 IST: PITCH REPORT – Sunil Gavasakar starts by saying Sri Lanka need to play for the survival. Agrees that they will be low on confidence but they have to come out with a positive mindset. Opines the visitors should go for runs but at the same time need to be patient. Simon Doull adds they need not play rash shots unlike they did in the first innings. Reckons this pitch has flatten out completely and the way the Indians batted is the proof of that. All the Lankans need to do is to put up a fight as the pitch doesn’t have too much of demons on it.09:04 IST: India will be flying-high at the moment. They displayed a tremendous batting show, got a lead of a massive 405 runs just shows how impeccable this side has become over the last few years. They will be confident of taking a 1-0 lead but the question is will they be able to wrap things up today or will they get a taste of their own medicine? The wicket isn’t that difficult to bat on, it’s all about mental strength. The hosts would know that they need to consistently land the ball in the right areas to reap dividends. We welcome you for the penultimate day of this Test. Meanwhile, Simon Doull is alongside Sunil Gavaskar for the pitch report…09:02 IST: Greetings one and all! It’s the first day of the week and many regard this as the ‘Monday Blues.’ If this is anything to go by, Sri Lanka will be the one facing it today. Two full days to go and to bat out against a quality spin attack isn’t easy by any means. Just to remind they are already one wicket down and the pressure lies firmly on them. Agreed, they have a few experienced batsmen in their ranks but who will put up a hand and bail them out or at least stand there and show some resistance.Hello and welcome to Day 4 of the Nagpur Test #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/IkobLIqcJL- BCCI (@BCCI) November 27, 2017Two days to go and only one team can win from here, unless Sri Lanka pull off something miraculous. They were made to toil hard for over two days and now it’s up to their batsmen to save them from the blushes. They trail by a mammoth 384 and it would be interesting to see if they can put up a good fight.India have completely dominated the second Test right from the first day. After bowlers put up a solid performance by bowling out Sri Lanka for a paltry 205, captain Virat Kohli, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara and Rohit Sharma all toyed with the visitors’ bowling attack and smashed a century.Kohli notched up his fifth double hundred and has equalled the record for most double tons as captain with Brian Lara.Vijay, Rohit and Ishant Sharma have all made impressive comebacks while the spin twins R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja are back with a bang after being left out of limited-overs side in the last few months.last_img read more

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first_imgPlane cushions found in search for missing football player Emiliano SalaEmiliano Sala has been missing for about one week since he boarded a plane to travel from Nantes to Cardiff.advertisement Next Reuters CardiffJanuary 30, 2019UPDATED: January 30, 2019 20:41 IST Emiliano Sala has been missing for a week after he boarded a plane from Nantes to Cardiff (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSTwo seat cushions have been found on the French coast that likely belonged to the aircraft carrying Emiliano SalaSala has been missing for a week since he boarded a plane from Nantes to CardiffInvestigators said on Wednesday that an underwater search would begin after the covers were foundInvestigators searching for a lost plane carrying Premier League football player Emiliano Sala said on Wednesday an underwater search would begin after they found two seat cushions on the French coast that likely belonged to the aircraft.The 28-year-old Argentina-born forward had been en route from Nantes in western France with pilot David Ibbotson to make his debut for Welsh team Cardiff City when the plane disappeared over the English Channel.Britain’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) said part of a seat cushion had been found on a beach near Surtainville on the northern French coast. A second cushion was found in the same area later that same day.”From a preliminary examination, we have concluded that it is likely that the cushions are from the missing aircraft,” the AAIB said in a statement. Investigators said they now planned to launch an underwater seabed search for aircraft wreckage. Due to weather conditions, the search would start at the end of this weekend and take up to three days.”Based on a detailed assessment of the flight path and last known radar position, we have now identified a priority search area of approximately four square nautical miles,” they said.ALSO READ | Who is Emiliano Sala, the missing Argentinean footballer?Also Read | Cardiff City players scared to fly after Emiliano Sala disappearance: Defender Sol BambaAlso Read | Cardiff City, Arsenal pay tribute to Emiliano Sala in 1st match since his disappearanceFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Emiliano SalaFollow Plane cushionsFollow Sala searchFollow Emiliano Sala missing planeFollow Footballlast_img read more

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first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiMarch 7, 2019UPDATED: March 7, 2019 15:59 IST Sachin Tendulkar had a warm wish for Sir Vivian Richards as the West Indian turned 67. (@sachin_rt Photo)Sachin Tendulkar paid a tribute to his “batting hero” Sir Vivian Richards as the legendary West Indian batsman celebrated his 67th birthday on Thursday. Viv Richards is regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all times and is looked up to by one and all.In a career that spanned 17 years, Viv Richards played 308 matches (Tests and ODIs) and scored 15261 runs, including 8540 runs in Test cricket.The runs for Sir Viv Richards, including 24 hundreds and three double hundreds in Tests and 11 centuries in ODIs, came at a staggering strike rate 86.07 in Tests and 90.2 in ODIs.Tendulkar took to social media to wish Viv Richards on his birthday and said he will always cherish the support he has got from the West Indian throughout his career.”Happy Birthday @ivivianrichards. My batting hero. The support that I have received from you throughout my career is something that I shall always cherish,” Tendulkar tweeted.Happy Birthday @ivivianrichards. My batting hero. The support that I have recieved from you throughout my career is something that I shall always cherish. pic.twitter.com/9tpOk7U2MFSachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) March 7, 2019Apart from Tendulkar, legendary West Indies bowler Courtney A Walsh also wished Vivian Richards on his birthday and tweeted, “Happy birthday to the one and only master blaster sir Viv. Have a great one capt.”Happy birthday to the one and only master blaster sir Viv have a great one capt @ivivianrichardsCourtney A Walsh (@CuddyWalsh) March 7, 2019Curtly Ambrose also referred ro Viv Richards as his “skipper” and wished him on his birthday.advertisementHappy birthday @ivivianrichards have a great day skipperCurtly Ambrose (@ambrose_curtly) March 7, 2019Interesting, apart from having a great cricketing career, Sir Viv Richards also played international football for Antigua and represented them in the qualifying matches for the 1974 World Cup.Viv Richards also has a stadium named behind him in North Sound, Antigua.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Sachin TendulkarFollow Sir Vivian Richards My batting hero: Sachin Tendulkar pays birthday tribute to Vivian RichardsSachin Tendulkar wished legendary batsman Sir Vivian Richards on his 67th birthday and said he would always cherish the support he has received from the West Indian.advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgBauer van Straten, for years a passionate supporter of Best Friends Animal Society, filmed the spot to highlight the homeless pet issue in her adopted home-town and to raise awareness of NKLA’s goal to transform Los Angeles into a no-kill city by 2017.“I’ve lived in Los Angeles for 19 years. I’ve volunteered at the shelters. I live with four animals that were rescued from shelters. No Kill L.A. is a high goal, but a goal we must strive toward,” Bauer van Straten says. “There are more than enough homes. We can live in a No Kill Los Angeles.”The message of adopting shelter pets is vital to the success of NKLA, a coalition of more than 60 animal welfare organizations, city shelters and passionate individuals. The Bauer van Straten PSA is one component of the broader NKLA campaign, which features larger than life images of L.A.’s homeless pets plus the edgy NKLA logo on billboards around the city.
NKLA is dedicated to ending the killing of healthy and treatable pets in L.A. shelters by providing spay/neuter services where they are needed most, which reduces the number of animals going into shelters while increasing adoptions. Through the combined efforts of the NKLA coalition organizations, a new NKLA Pet Adoption Center is scheduled to open in Los Angeles in early August.“The NKLA initiative is poised to serve as a model for how the entire nation can become no-kill, with no healthy or treatable pet ever having to die in a shelter again for simply being unwanted,” says Marc Peralta, executive director of Best Friends Animal Society’s office in Los Angeles. “Together we can save them all.”Coalition members include Found Animals Foundation, Kitten Rescue, Stray Cat Alliance, Downtown Dog Rescue, FixNation, Karma Rescue, and Best Friends Animal Society. In 2012, the coalition’s first year of existence, city shelter deaths decreased 12 months in a row, culminating in 4,200 fewer animals killed than in the year prior. Also in 2012, the NKLA Coalition facilitated 23,421 adoptions and 4,458 spay/neuter surgeries were performed.“Still, last year, more than 13,000 healthy, treatable companion animals were killed in city shelters,” says Peralta. “Each one was an individual and a loving pet. That number can and should be zero. There is a solution, but only if the people who care about animals work together to make it happen. We invite the community to join us and help turn L.A. into NKLA.” Asher was just another big black dog in a high-kill Los Angeles shelter five years ago, when, suddenly, his luck changed. Asher’s story is the backdrop for an evocative new black and white PSA where Kristin Bauer van Straten, star of HBO’s “True Blood,” challenges the myth that shelter animals are somehow damaged.Kristin Bauer and AsherCredit/Copyright: BestFriends.orgAnd it just so happens that Asher is Bauer van Straten’s dog.Video: Kristin Bauer van Straten for No-Kill Los AngelesProduced by powerhouse Los Angeles advertising agency TBWA\Chiat\Day for NKLA (No Kill Los Angeles), a life-saving initiative of Best Friends Animal Society, the dramatic 30 and 60-second spots beautifully illustrate the duo’s close bond.“I’ve been living with this guy for five years and we have this connection,” the actress says. “I could not face the possibility of not living with him or not having him be my friend.”last_img read more

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first_imgAPTN National NewsThe final preparations are being added to the sites that will host the final Truth and Reconciliation event starting Sunday in Ottawa.The TRC has spent the past six years talking to First Nation, Metis and Inuit people who went through the residential school system.The schools were mainly run by the Catholic and Anglican churches.And with just days before the Commissioners will release a final report, churches are calling for prayers and support.APTN’s Annette Francis reports.last_img

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“These pledges prove that the people devastated by this conflict are not forgotten,” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said during the Second International Humanitarian Pledging Conference on Syria. “It is also sending a strong signal to the neighbouring countries – that we appreciate their generosity, and that they will not be left to shoulder the burden alone.”The conflict in Syria, which began in March 2011, has produced “unprecedented” demands for humanitarian and development agencies, Mr. Ban told the gathering earlier, noting that $6.5 billion is needed this year.An estimated 9.3 million people in Syria, many of them stranded in hard-to-reach and besieged areas, urgently need help, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Nearly half of them are children, who do not have adequate access to health care or education. More than 3 million people have fled Syria and are taking refuge in Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt, causing great hardship and raising tensions throughout the region.In January 2013, the First Pledging Conference for Syria saw 43 Member States pledge $1.5 billion towards humanitarian efforts. Those funds were used to provide life-saving assistance for millions of people in Syria and surrounding countries, including emergency food rations, mobile medical care and vaccinations, clean water and sanitation, and basic shelter.“Humanitarian aid is the difference between life and death, hope and despair. It has already assisted millions of people affected by this crisis,” said Mr. Ban. “I count on you to show the Syrian people that the world is here to help.”Hosted by the Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, and chaired by the UN Secretary-General, the conference offers the international community to continue supporting the humanitarian response to help the millions affected by the Syria crisis. It comes ahead of next week’s talks in Switzerland aimed at finding a political solution to the civil war that has already claimed well over 100,000 lives amid fighting between the Government and various groups seeking the ouster of President Bashar al-Assad.“This is the biggest humanitarian crisis we face today,” UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos told the conference. “We all hope that the political talks due to begin next week will deliver a positive result. In the meantime, every child, every woman, every man affected by this crisis deserves our continued support.Ms. Amos, who recently carried out her seventh visit to Syria in nearly two years, said that “the very fabric of the society has unravelled, and sectarianism has taken hold.” There are persistent reports of people running out of food in besieged communities, public health is in crisis and nearly one-fifth of Syria’s schools are either damaged or being used as shelters.Despite the constraints, humanitarian operations are making a difference to millions of people’s lives every day, she noted, adding that agencies were able to increase response activities across the country throughout the past year.“We know that we must do all we can to continue to scale up our activities this year if we are to keep pace with the growing needs,” stated Ms. Amos.António Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, noted in his remarks that within a few years, Syria has gone from being the world’s second largest refugee-hosting country to becoming its fastest refugee-producing country. “It breaks my heart to see the people of Syria, who for decades generously welcomed refugees from other countries in the region, now forced into exile themselves,” said Mr. Guterres. The agency which he heads (UNHCR) has registered over 2.3 million Syrians as refugees in the region, and governments estimate the total number of those who fled at over 3 million, including many who have not asked for assistance. Countries in the region – Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt – have received an unrelenting stream of fleeing Syrians and have provided them protection, at enormous cost to themselves, Mr. Guterres said. “Few refugee influxes have ever generated this profound an impact on their host countries, with such dramatic demographic, economic and social consequences. The pressure is felt heavily in all areas of daily life, as budget deficits are increasing, growth suffers and jobs, salaries and price levels are affected across the region, leaving local families struggling to make ends meet.”He stressed that the generosity of Syria’s neighbours needs to be matched by massive international support, and that countries in the region need not only strong financial assistance, but also need others to help carry the burden of actually taking in and protecting refugees. “My appeal to all countries – including those beyond the region – is therefore to keep their borders open for those who are forced to flee and seek protection elsewhere,” he stated, adding that there is something “fundamentally wrong” in a world where asylum-seekers drown at sea or are pushed back from land borders.While in Kuwait, Mr. Ban met separately with several leaders, including Prime Minister Najib Mikati of Lebanon and United States Secretary of State John Kerry, as well as officials from Kuwait, Jordan and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. read more

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Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) SMMT’s weekly round-up, including all the latest news from UK automotive and a message from our Chief Executive.Read SMMT Update 205 online.

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WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Migraine sufferers on Thursday got some relief from US regulators who approved the first of a new class of drugs for migraine prevention.The United States Food and Drug Administration said it endorsed Aimovig for prevention of migraine in adults, through monthly self-injections.Aimovig is the first in a new class of drugs that work by blocking the activity of calcitonin gene-related peptide, a molecule involved in migraine attacks, the FDA said in a statement.“Aimovig provides patients with a novel option for reducing the number of days with migraine,” said Eric Bastings, a deputy director in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research.“We need new treatments for this painful and often debilitating condition.”Migraine is three times more common in women than in men and affects more than 10 per cent of people worldwide.The FDA issued its approval to California-based Amgen Inc, which has been collaborating with Swiss pharmaceutical firm Novartis to develop and commercialise treatments for migraine and Alzheimer’s.Aimovig is expected to be available to patients within one week and is listed at a price of US$6,900 annually, Amgen said in a statement. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedUS unveils new plan to fight drugs in the CaribbeanJanuary 17, 2015In “Business”Over 238 arrested, 2,200 kg of narcotics seized in Haiti anti-drug effortSeptember 24, 2013In “Crime”Treatment against blindness to sell for US$850k in USJanuary 3, 2018In “World” read more

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← Previous Story Ortega before EHF CL F4 kick-off: To prevent easy goals… Next Story → Barca’s hero Danijel Šarić: Our defense did the job The first finalist of the sixth VELUX EHF FINAL4 tournament in Cologne is Spanish FC Barcelona! The most successful team in the handball history beat Polish champions Vive Tauron Kielce 33:28 (16:14) in the first semi-final of the major club’s event in front of 20.000 fans in Lanxess Arena. Xavi Pascual boys broke the resistance of the Poles in the last 10 minutes with amazing performance of their goalkeeper Danijel Šarić, who saved 10 balls in the last 20 minutes of the clash. Nikola Karabatic scored 8 goals, Kiril Lazarov overtook the goalscorer’s crown from Mikkel Hansen (106 – 104) with 7, while Karol Bielecki netted six for the „yellow“ squad who will fight for the third place on Sunday (15.15).Barca showed winning ambitions in the first 15 minutes of the match, after which Talant Dujshebaev was forced to call time-out (8:4). Barca’s counter attack was outstanding and made a lot of troubles to the Kielce’s planned attack-defense substitutions.The leader was Nikola Karabatić who netted his third for 10:6 in 20th minute.However, as Dujshebaev promised, his player fought well and didn’t have problem with selfconfidence against the favorite. The Spanish coach re-organized his attack, Julen Aguinagalde was the biggest threat for Barca’s goal, but also outstanding shooter Karol Bielecki who ended 3:0 series of his team for 10:9 after 23 minutes of the clash.Barcelona didn’t let the rivals to catch them until half-time break. Main role in the last few minutes of the first half had Jesper Noddesbo with two goals for 16:14.„Run and gun“ game continued after the break. Barca opened the second half-time with 3:0 for +5 (19:14), but Kielce’s had quick answer, few counter-attacks which put team from „Blaugrana“ under pressure – 19:18.Xavi Pascual called time-out, but that didn’t prevent the first tie – 20:20 in 38th minute after fast-break by Manuel Štrlek.The Polish champions were in the game in the next ten minutes, when the individual quality of Danijel Šarić became dominant. The Qatari NT goalie replaced Vargas in 40th minute, and saved 10 shots until the final buzzer.Kielce had only chance to take advantage in 45th minute, but Šarić caught two balls from Cupic and Jurecki.Barca’s goalie became almost unbeatable in the last ten minutes providing his team many chance to make final touch. Karabatic, Lazarov and Sarmiento scored for 3:0 series which put Barca three goals ahead – 29:26 eight minutes to go.Kielce scored only two goals for the last 12 minutes, there were no chance for turnover until the end… read more

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first_imgMichael McGrath last month Source: Mark StedmanA FIANNA FÁIL TD has said his Facebook page was hacked after the account ‘liked’ a site delivering pictures of MILFs.Michael McGrath, the party’s finance spokesperson, took his official page down entirely after a screengrab of the ‘like’ began circulating online.He explained today that he believed his account had been compromised, saying:I definitely did not go on to that website and like the page. I’m not sure where that image originated.This image was posted to Reddit by user RevolutionaryCommie: MILF of the Day (link NSFW) is a Facebook page posting what it calls “photos/videos of Sexy Mums across the World!” It has 87,294 likes at the time of writing – an extra 4,000 since the screencap was taken.McGrath told DailyEdge.ie that he was first alerted to the incident on Saturday.That screen capture was brought to my attention by friends of mine who would have sent me emails and texts. So I deactivated my Facebook account, not knowing what had happened or how I came to be associated with the page.The Cork South Central TD’s page remains down this afternoon, with McGrath saying:I’m not going to reactivate it until I’m sure that the account is fully secure.He added that he had not yet been able to find out where the hack originated, but was hoping to learn more. “I could do without it to be honest,” McGrath said. “It’s certainly a case of getting burned online.”Independent Senator Fidelma Healy Eames hit headlines internationally earlier this year when she raised the practice of ‘fraping’ – playing pranks on other users’ Facebook pages – in an Oireachtas committee.Has Ireland accidentally given ‘fraping’ to the world?>Irish MEP’s Twitter account tells Anglo to “f**k off”, he says he was hacked>last_img read more

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first_imgClimat : le réchauffement global menace certains sites archéologiquesSelon une équipe d’universitaires britanniques, qui a évalué trois sites archéologiques situés dans des régions froides du globe, les effets du réchauffement climatique pourraient dégrader de nombreux vestiges historiques, dont des restes humains.Des membres de la Business School de l’Université d’Edimbourg  (Ecosse) se sont penchés sur le devenir de trois sites de l’hémisphère boréal, recelant des trésors archéologiques jusqu’à présent préservés dans la glace ou le permafrost, et ont constaté les dégâts potentiels ou avérés dus au dégel consécutif au réchauffement climatique mondial.À lire aussiQui est Greta Thunberg, proposée pour un prix Nobel à seulement 16 ans ?En Alaska, l’érosion des côtes provoquée par le retrait de la banquise guette les vestiges d’un ancien village inuit, notamment un cimetière datant du IVe siècle. La fonte des glaciers dans les Montagnes Rocheuses menace des restes humains de paléo-populations d’Amérique, ainsi que des artéfacts tels qu’outils et armes de pierre ou éléments vestimentaires. Dans l’Altaï, enfin, en Asie centrale, la hausse des températures pourrait impacter les seules tombes gelées du monde, celles d’anciens cavaliers nomades.”Beaucoup de ces sites ne sont pas encore documentés et ne commencent à être étudiés que lorsqu’ils font saillie hors de la glace, alors même qu’ils commencent à se dégrader”, explique Katie Molyneaux, auteur principal de l’étude. “Des efforts à long terme sont nécessaires pour localiser les vestiges archéologiques à risque, et chercher la meilleure façon de prendre soin d’eux. Nous devons également considérer les implications culturelles et politiques liées à la préservation de ces reliques”, conclut le Dr Dave Reay, qui a supervisé l’étude. Le 19 mars 2011 à 20:01 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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first_imgNow, that seems like wishful thinking. Nothing’s gone particularly wrong for Mackey, but he never trained his dogs for a race where everyone seems to be pushing at a record-setting tempo.“It’s unbelievable the pace that’s being set, and is continuing to be set right across. I’ve said for the last few years, this thing’s turning into a long-distance sprint race,” said Mackey.In spite of what feels like an aggressive schedule, Mackey feels like he’s continually getting passed, and so is cutting his rests a little shorter.“I mean, I don’t know what else to do. Come to 50th? With that being said, man, I gotta get to boogying,” said Mackey.At this point he puts his full attention toward the sled.Another musher finding the field more competitive than expected is rookie Cody Strathe, who arrived 29th into Galena.“I mean, to be in the top 30 would be a miracle this year with the amount of teams. So if I can stick in the top 30 that would be awesome,” said Strathe.Strathe was hoping to be rookie of the year, but there’s a strong Norwegian, Gier Hjelvik, staying stubbornly ahead of him. Cody Strathe preparing to leave Galena checkpoint after his 8 hour rest was up. (Photo by Zachariah Hughes/KSKA/0“I’ve never seen that person, but they’re ahead of me, they have been the whole time,” said Strathe.For others, the biggest challenge in this middle chunk of the trail is the physical toll it starts taking. That’s especially true for Karin Hendrickson, who was hit by a car in 2014 during fall training, and is still recovering.“I have to stay on top of the pain medication, which is hard because it’s starting to make me throw up, so I’m dealing with that a little bit. But if I don’t take it then it gets to the point where I’m really not that functional. So I’m just sort of balancing a few different things for me, physically,” said Hendrickson. Karin Hendrickson coming off the Yukon into Galena. (Photo by Zachariah Hughes/KSKA)Hendrickson is running a team with just two dogs that have ever been to Nome before, and her goal is just getting the others trained up. She’s treating this as a year to rebuild and recuperate, even if that means moving over a thousand cold and icy miles with very little rest.That’s the case for DeeDee Jonrowe, as well. She’s not physically recuperating, but using the focus and solitude of the trail to recover from a year in which her mother passed just a month after her home burned to the ground during the Sockeye fire.“I’ve had a bad year, I lost everything I own, and chose these dogs over everything I own. And faced with that, this is what I took: my dogs,” said Jonrowe.Jonrowe is having trouble fixing a runner, and gets a little help from Tore Albrigtsen, who’s camping next to her.She is exhausted and hungry, but signs autographs and chats amicably in spite of it. She didn’t train to compete for a top spot this year, just be alone with her dogs to clear her head.“I’ve struggled plenty, I know how to struggle,” said Jonrowe. Reporter: “So this is easy then?” “Compared to what I’ve been through the last few years, this is a piece of cake,” said Jonrowe.And with that, Jonrowe heads off to try and dry her large pink coat in a boiler room. DeeDee Jonrowe is racing the 2016 Iditarod after she lost her home in a wildlife. (Photo by Zachariah Hughes/KSKA)It’s been a week of racing for mushers in the Iditarod, and those in the middle of the pack are struggling. Though, it’s for a variety of different reasons. As Alaska Public Media’s Zachariah Hughes reports, for some the difficulty is the race itself, but for others it’s the challenges inside the lives they’re away from while out on the trail.Download AudioIn the bright mid-day sun, Jason Mackey is trying to fit someone else’s discarded green runners onto his sled.“And I didn’t send plastic here. I don’t have anything ’til I get to the coast, so I’m rummaging through the garbage pile,” said Mackey.With a cigarette clamped at the side of his mouth, Mackey is frustrated to find himself in the middle of the pack arriving into Galena.“24 hours ago I was thought, ya know what, I really got a shot at the last 15,” said Mackey.last_img read more

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first_imgAt least 10 people have been killed in violent protests in the West African nation of Niger over the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo’s depiction of the Prophet Muhammad, the country’s president said.President Mahamadou Issoufou said that five deaths were reported after demonstrations in Niamey, the capital, yesterday. Another five people died on Friday in the town of Zinder following prayer services there. The victims were inside churches and bars that were set ablaze, he said. Also Read – Pro-Govt supporters rally as Hong Kong’s divisions deepenThe violence erupted after Charlie Hebdo published its first issue since the January 7 attack on its headquarters by Islamic extremists that left 12 people dead.According to mainstream Islamic tradition, any physical depiction of the Prophet Muhammad even a respectful one is considered blasphemous. Elsewhere in the Muslim world yesterday, Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani condemned Charlie Hebdo, calling the newest cover image of Prophet Muhammad a blasphemous and irresponsible act. “Freedom of expression should be used in a way to boost understanding between the religions,” he said in a statement issued by the presidential palace. Also Read – Pak Army ‘fully prepared’ to face any challenge: Army spokesmanIraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi also issued a statement of condemnation, warning that, “offensive words might lead to further bloodshed.”He also reiterated his condemnation of the attacks on innocent victims in Paris, saying that terrorism, “has nothing to do with Islam in any way.”Protesters also demonstrated in front of the French Embassy in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, as well as in the Pakistani city of Karachi.In Egypt, the Islamist Noor Party denounced the latest Charlie Hebdo cover on its French-language Facebook page. “Just as the Noor Party rejects the assault on civilians and the negative effects it has for all Muslims of Europe, it also rejects this barbaric, irresponsible act under the name of freedom of expression,” the statement declared.In Gaza City, the capital of the Gaza Strip, unknown vandals scrawled graffiti on the walls of the French Cultural Center. In addition to statements praising the Prophet Muhammad and declaring him off-limits for ridicule or satire, the vandals also wrote: “To hell, to a miserable destiny, French journalists.”last_img read more

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first_imgWindows Store: now with desktop themes by Martin Brinkmann on December 20, 2016 in Windows – Last Update: December 20, 2016 – 5 commentsMicrosoft has begun to move desktop themes for Windows 10 to the Windows Store. The company announced some time ago that it would make available themes in the Store, and the move marks the first step in that direction.Windows Store features apps and game downloads, Edge extensions, and also music, movies & TV content right now. Microsoft wants this to be the one-stop shop for all things Windows. One thing that you may never see in the Store however are legacy Windows programs.Windows 7 and newer versions of the Windows operating system support two types of themes. Full themes that may change any button, icon, font, color and more on the system, and light themes that change wallpapers, some colors, sounds and the screen saver.Windows Store ThemesThe first set of light themes are now available in Windows Store.Alaskan LandscapesAustralian LandscapeBeauty of Britain 2Cats AnytimeDogs in WinterGerman LandscapesSurreal TerritoryThe store pages open just fine when you click on the link, and the get operation to download the theme to the local system works as well. The launch operation however is not functional yet which means that you can’t just go ahead and switch to the theme easily right now.It appears that Microsoft will add the missing functionality somewhere between now and the release of the Creators Update release candidate.The themes are downloaded to c:\program files\windowsapps\[themename]. You find the .theme file under theme in the folder that is created when the Windows Store download completes.Please note that users don’t have access to the windowsapps folder by default. This means that you need to add the user account that you are using to the list of accounts allowed to access the folder (via the Security tab). The theme installs fine then when you double-click on it.All themes add mostly images and nothing more to the operating system. While some users may like this, it is not anything special considering that you can create your own Windows themes as well using custom images.Closing WordsSome users may like the new functionality and Microsoft will surely push more themes to Windows Store prior to the release of the Creators Update for the operating system. You should not expect anything more than wallpaper bundles though with a custom color or two thrown in to the mix though. (via MSPU)Now You: Do you use a custom theme? SummaryArticle NameWindows Store: now with desktop themesDescriptionMicrosoft has begun to move desktop themes for Windows 10 to the Windows Store from where users can download and install them on their PC.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgDad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window What is a Met Office Weather Warning?The Met Office issue weather warnings when there is a risk of weather causing damage, disruption or danger to life. Generally warnings will be issued for heavy rain, wind, ice or snow. They come in three categories. Yellow: The lowest of the three. Yellow means you should plan ahead about potential disruption to travel and other day-to-day activities. These are the most common. Amber: A step up from Yellow, an Amber warning means there is an increased risk of disruption/danger to life and property. Red: These are only issued when ‘extreme weather’ is expected. When one is issued the Met Office advise immediate action is taken to keep yourself and others safe as widespread damage, disruption and risk to life is likely. Red warnings are extremely rare anywhere in the UK and almost unknown in North Staffordshire and South Cheshire. Records have been broken in recent days as the country saw temperatures reach the 30s across much of the country. The second highest temperature ever in Britain was recorded in Cambridge at around 3.37pm – when the mercury hit 38.1C. This also made it the hottest July day ever recorded in Britain. The hot weather also led to disruption on the railways at Network Rail warned of the risks of the track buckling. Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Follow StokeonTrentLive Download our app  – You can download our free app for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store , or get the Android version from Google Play .  Follow StokeonTrentLive on Facebook –   Like our Facebook page to get the latest news in your feed and join in the lively discussions in the comments. Click here to give it a like! Follow us on Twitter –   For breaking news and the latest stories,  click here to follow SOTLive on Twitter . Follow us on Instagram – Featuring pictures past and present from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire – and if you tag us in your posts, we could repost your picture on our page! We also put the latest news in our Instagram Stories.  Click here to follow StokeonTrentLive on Instagram . Punter found hiding in bushes Police search for missing woman Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailAfter a few days of record-breaking hot temperatures – as well as some impressive thunderstorms –  the British summer looks set to return to normal with a weekend of potentially heavy rain across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire and South Cheshire. The Met Office have issued a yellow weather warning for most of the UK, including our region – with the latest weather forecasts predicting downpours throughout the coming weekend (Saturday July 27 and Sunday July 28). The weather warning is in force from 9am on Saturday until 3pm on Sunday. The Met Office warning states:  “An area of rain is expected to move slowly and erratically northwestwards across parts of the UK on Saturday and Sunday, and while some places within the warning area may see very little others could see several hours of heavy rain. “Accumulations of 40-60mm are possible, with perhaps as much as 80-100mm in places, especially over high ground.” Read MoreCordons remain in place following disturbance that left five injured Driver named following fatal collisionlast_img read more

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first_img Sponsored Videos View all 142 items 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 Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Walkaround AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:25Loaded: 11.74%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:25 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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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. Conference Coverage View all 396 items 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 | 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. 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 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. 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 SCCT news and videos 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. 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 Find more SCCT news and videos 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.” 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.  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 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 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. 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. 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. 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 | 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. 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. 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.” Find more news and videos from AAPM. 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.  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 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 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. 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. 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 Find more news and videos from AAPM. 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.  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.  Videos | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System 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.  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. 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.  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 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 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. 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.  Find more SCCT news and videos 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. Recent Videos View all 606 items 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 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. 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. Information Technology View all 220 items Find more SCCT news and videoscenter_img 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 content:itnTV “Conversations”: The Accuray Philosophy 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. 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. 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) 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.  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. Women’s Health View all 62 items 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.  Radiology Imaging View all 288 items 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. 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 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.” 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 Find more SCCT news and videos CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) 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 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 Technology Reports View all 9 items 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. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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. 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 Molecular Imaging View all 22 items 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. 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 Related GE Edison Platform Content:GE Healthcare Unveils New Applications and Smart Devices Built on Edison PlatformVIDEO: itnTV Conversations — What is Edison? 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 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 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 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.” 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. 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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. 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. 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 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. 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 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. 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 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 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 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:Atrium Health Debuts Amazon Alexa Skill to Help Patients Access Medical CareSmart Speaker Technology Harnessed for Hospital Medical Treatments 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. 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 news and videos from AAPM. Radiation Oncology View all 91 items 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. 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. 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. 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. Find more SCCT news and videoslast_img read more

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