BC to have only one store selling cannabis on first day of

first_imgVANCOUVER – On the morning of Oct. 17, British Columbians shouldn’t expect to wake up and see marijuana stores opening their doors.At least that’s the message from the province’s minister of public safety and solicitor general, Mike Farnworth.In a news release issued Sunday, Farnworth said the government’s first and only BC Cannabis Store will open in Kamloops and more retail locations are “anticipated” in the following months, with over 100 paid applications in various stages of entry.The government is also hoping to launch an online sales platform to ensure British Columbians can purchase non-medical cannabis regardless of where they live, he said.He says the province’s new Community Safety Unit will target illegal retail operations, and seize the product and records without a warrant. A fine will also be imposed based on the value of the product seized.Farnworth says penalties will also be imposed on those who sell cannabis to children or minors.Bootlegging or selling cannabis to minors, will continue to be a criminal offence punishable by up to 14 years in jail, in addition to provincial penalties of up to $50,000, jail time of up to six months or both, he said.Police are receiving specialized training and tools to tackle drug-impaired driving, he said.Graduated Licensing Program drivers won’t be allowed to have any marijuana in their system, and neither drivers nor passengers will be allowed to use cannabis in a vehicle.Farnworth said that this is just the beginning and the government will take stock of what happens on B.C.’s roads after legalization.“The legalization of non-medical cannabis is a historic shift in public policy,” he said. “It’s a considerable learning curve and, without a doubt, all levels of government will need to refine their policies and regulations in the years ahead.”last_img read more

Extending Haiti mission Security Council backs campaign against gangs

15 February 2007Extending the mandate of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) by another eight months, the Security Council today endorsed its recently stepped-up campaign against armed criminal gangs and called for the operations to continue. In a resolution adopted unanimously, Council members agreed to extend the force – comprised of almost 8,400 troops and police – through 15 October to help establish stability in Haiti, the poorest country in the western hemisphere. The resolution specifically requested that “MINUSTAH continue the increased tempo of operations in support of the HNP [Haitian National Police] against armed gangs as deemed necessary to restore security, notably in Port-au-Prince,” the capital. Since December, MINUSTAH has undertaken a series of military operations aimed at dislodging the country’s gangs from areas that they control and use to terrorize the local population, carrying out kidnappings, thefts, rapes and drug-running activities. The problem is most acute in the densely populated slum districts of Port-au-Prince such as Cité Soleil and Martissant, where some of the gangs have been operating for years, long before MINUSTAH arrived in 2004. Last Friday, in the most recent major operation, more than 700 UN troops entered the Boston area of Cité Soleil to try to dismantle the band of a gang chief. While he was able to escape, other members were arrested and large amounts of weaponry and ammunition were seized. One person was killed and two UN peacekeepers were injured. David Wimhurst, a spokesperson for the Mission, told reporters today that the operations would keep going “until we have really dislodged” the gangs. He said the gangs’ activities in Port-au-Prince were holding the rest of the country hostage, soaking up headlines and deterring outsiders from undertaking investment and development. “Peacekeeping in Haiti is a Band-aid. The cure to what ails Haiti is development,” he said, noting that whenever MINUSTAH troops or police units enter a former gang area, they establish a presence and encourage the Haitian state to follow so that the area can stabilize and locals’ living standards can improve. MINUSTAH is conducting military-style operations because the HNP does not yet have close to enough qualified officers to carry out operations or to prepare files against suspects that are of a standard that can be brought before a court. The situation is made worse by what Mr. Wimhurst described as the “pretty lamentable” state of the Haitian judiciary and penal system. Corruption is widespread among judges, who are paid about $200 a month, jails are overcrowded and individuals are often detained for months without charge. But Mr. Wimhurst said Haiti had posted important gains in the past two years, including the successful staging of local elections last year, and that the Mission’s work had to be seen as a long-term project. He said that MINUSTAH had been the subject of a particularly virulent misinformation campaign orchestrated both inside and outside Haiti by supporters of former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide. UN peacekeepers have been accused of deliberately targeting civilians and of firing from helicopters during operations, both of which were untrue, he said, adding that MINUSTAH made strenuous efforts to investigate every genuine allegation that its troop had killed or injured a civilian. He added that, aside from the gang members, locals in Cité Soleil and Martissant were largely supportive of the recent wave of aggressive operations, and had applauded UN troops as they patrolled following last Friday’s operation in Boston. read more

Yemen 33 million people in need of critical aid in besieged Taiz

“The situation in Taiz is alarming,” warned Dr. Ahmed Shadoul, the World Health Organization (WHO) Representative in Yemen.“Hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians need life-saving medicines and health services, food, safe water and fuel,” Dr. Shadoul said. “Humanitarian and health needs are increasing and the limited response we have been able to provide is not enough.”Despite efforts by WHO to provide medicines and medical supplies to Taiz governorate, sufficient for 600,000 beneficiaries, including 250,000 people inside Taiz City, shortages of fuel and medicines have forced most health units in villages to shut down.“Patients with chronic diseases such as diabetes, kidney disease and cancer, are unable to access life-saving essential medicines and dialysis centres due to limited access of health facilities and reduced functionality of others,” according to WHO.WHO also said that shortages in food have led to significant price hikes, with many people now unable to afford basic food items, resulting in increased risk of malnutrition, especially in children.“The main wells providing safe drinking-water have shut down due to interruptions in power supply and lack of fuel for generators,” the agency reported.Through collaboration with health authorities in Taiz and its partners, WHO has been controlling a dengue fever outbreak in the governorate this year.“There is so much more we can do for the people of Taiz, but we need unrestricted access so that we can reach more people, and additional funding to allow us to scale up our response,” said Dr. Shadoul. “Unless we are able to overcome these two challenges, more innocent lives are at risk,” he said. “I call on all parties to the conflict to allow delivering aid into Taiz, and for the international donor community to support our work.”He appealed for $60 million urgently needed for life-saving response operations across the country until the end of this year. read more

Academy Racing success in Formula Student competition

The 10 students on the Academy’s Graduate Development Programme, racing under the Academy Racing banner, competed at the Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome in Leicestershire, putting the 97mph racing car through a series of tests covering endurance, acceleration, sprint and performance on the skidpan. Notes The Formula Student competition is organised by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), in partnership with the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE). It promotes careers and excellence in engineering, challenging students to design, build, develop, market and compete as a team with a small single-seater racing car. More details on the Graduate Development Programme, as well as other Academy courses, is available at: www.automotiveacademy.co.ukClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) It was the 45 minute presentation on the business and marketing plan that so attracted the judges and led to the IEE Presentation Award. The presentation set out how the team would manufacture 1,000 vehicles a year, the costings involved and the proposed marketing of the vehicle. Following the event, team member Adam Sammons of Toyota Motor Manufacturing UK, said, ‘We have all worked so hard for the last 10 months and all that effort really paid off. We are delighted to have had such a promising debut in the event and hope students on next year’s course can learn from our experiences. We have learnt so much from creating the car to our own design, sourcing the materials and generating sponsorship, as well as the buzz of testing and then racing the car over the race meeting. It’s been a great time for us all’ Where Jensen Button failed, the Automotive Academy has succeeded. With the British Grand Prix driver coming in fifth, the Academy Racing team reached the podium, coming third in its debut outing at the weekend’s Class 1 (200) series of the IMechE Formula Student competition. Of all 85 entries, from 18 countries and from across all classes, the team also won the IEE Award for the Best Presentation. Commenting on the team’s success, Academy chief executive, Dr Alan Begg, said, ‘These are fantastic results from our new graduates. It shows their dedication and hard work that the students have put in during the last few months. The Graduate Development Programme is designed to bring students together, to put their university work into real automotive context and to give them 10 year’s worth of experience in the space of a one year course. Academy Racing’s terrific performance shows how successful the course is.’ Over three days of competition, the team were also judged by an expert panel of five European judges on the vehicle’s design. Overall, the team finished third in the Class 1 (200) series behind the University of Wales, Swansea and the University of Leeds. read more

Masterful Ronnie OSullivan wins 5th World Championship not retiring yet

first_imgRONNIE O’SULLIVAN CLINCHED his fifth World Championship title after he held off the challenge of fellow Englishman Barry Hawkins at The Crucible, Sheffield.The Wordsley native had too much class for Hawkins, who began the tournament as an 80-1 outsider, and claimed the trophy with a 18-12 win. Asked by the BBC’s Hazel Irvine, following the win, if he would return to defend his trophy, O’Sullivan confirmed that he would play ‘some smaller tournaments’ but would not give a definitive answer.Trailing 10-7 overnight, Hawkins knew he needed to get off to a flyer but he took just one frame from the opening four of the afternoon matches. A break of 127 made it 15-11 as the evening session got underway. O’Sullivan missed an easy red on the next frame and with Hawkins hitting form, the gap was down to three frames.However, not for the first time over the course of the championship, The Rocket hit back with two composed breaks of his own to make it 17-12. A loose shot, as he was trying for a safety on the black, opened the door for O’Sullivan in the closing frame but he opted to play safe and wait for a clear opening. That chance duly arrived when Hawkins left a red on to the left centre pocket; O’Sullivan pounced and fell just short of another century break but took the frame and match.O’Sullivan became only the third player, after Steve Davis and Stephen Hendry, to reclaim a world championship title.The 37-year-old had claimed, earlier in the event, that he would be stepping away from the game, possibly for good, following the final. O’Sullivan had taken an 11-month sabbatical from the game following world championship win number four last year.Following O’Sullivan’s win, Denis Taylor, who won the title in 1985, described him as the greatest player to grace the sport.15 of the best and worst images from Argentina’s ‘Superclásico’Kerry and Leitrim unite to cheer on Rocket Ronnie at The Cruciblelast_img read more

Eve Onlines PLEX for graphics card offer sells out in 64 seconds

first_imgAt the end of March, developer CCP announced quite an exciting offer for players of Eve Online. A deal had been signed with Nvidia to allow Eve’s in-game Pilot License Extension (PLEX) currency to be used to purchase a real-world GeForce GTX 560 graphics card.The announcement saw the price of PLEX shoot up on the Eve Online markets, but ultimately it was a way to get a $200 graphics card without spending any real money. The only issue was, the number of cards available had been limited to 100.As you would expect for such an offer, demand was high. The graphics card for PLEX transaction became available yesterday, and even though it was limited to just one card per account, all 100 were gone within a mere 64 seconds.The speed at which the cards were snapped up shows there’s definitely a healthy market for virtual currency to real world object transactions. CCP could, and probably should look into expanding the program as it may offer a new revenue stream for the company if they take a percentage cut on sales. At the very least it’s another novel feature for the game that may attract new players. It may have a few accountants scratching their heads when it comes time to file your return, though.I’m sure Nvidia will see the potential of these types of offers, too. The company has just seen 100 of its cards grabbed by PC gamers, many of whom will be playing games for many years to come and therefore require PC upgrades. If they use a Nvidia card now, they are likely to select a Nvidia card again in the future.via Games Press (registration required)last_img read more

Le rythme cardiaque votre nouveau mot de passe

first_imgLe rythme cardiaque, votre nouveau mot de passeUne nouvelle technique de chiffrement des données pourrait être utile pour tous ceux qui ont du mal à se souvenir de leur mot de passe…Cette méthode, basée sur la séquence unique des battements de cœur de chaque individu pourrait permettre de débloquer n’importe lequel de vos terminaux, rien qu’en les touchant. Ainsi, votre rythme cardiaque, transmis par votre main, deviendra votre nouveau mot de passe.Publiée dans le journal Information Science, l’étude menée par l’équipe de Chun-Liang Lin de la National Chung Hsing University à Taiwan, a permis de détecter le fait que chaque être possède un rythme cardiaque irrégulier et unique. Pour cela, les scientifiques ont eu recours à un électrocardiographe qui a permis d’extraire la fonction mathématique propre à chaque personne. Puis, grâce à un algorithme basé sur la théorie du chaos, le fameux effet papillon, ils ont réussi à générer une signature liée à chaque battement du cœur et unique pour chaque individu. À partir de ça, l’équipe a mis au point un prototype qui identifie l’utilisateur via schéma cardiaque, enregistré grâce aux paumes de la main. L’objectif est de permettre aux utilisateurs de verrouiller et déverrouiller leurs machines par un simple toucher de la main. Le rythme cardiaque est ainsi lu et reconnu par l’appareil, peu importe si la personne sort d’une séance de sport ou de relaxation. À chaque passage, le système enregistrera le dernier électrocardiogramme et se basera dessus pour le prochain déverrouillage. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?D’après les chercheurs, cette technique pourrait s’étendre à tous les terminaux : smartphones, tablettes, ordinateurs… Mais un petit problème se pose : si vous voulez contacter les secours en cas de crise cardiaque mais que vous ne pouvez pas déverrouiller votre smartphone, comment faire ?Pour l’instant, cette technique est donc au stade expérimental. Elle pourrait être utilisée en priorité pour protéger les données sensibles ou les disques durs externes. Mais les plus inquiets pour la sécurité de leurs informations pourraient être rapidement séduits…Le 18 février 2012 à 18:25 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Floridas leading travel agents pleased with visit to Grand Bahama

Floridas leading travel agents pleased with visit to Grand Bahama

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#UnitedStates, November 1, 2017 – Plantation, FL – The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (MOTA) Plantation’s office recently hosted several travel agents from West Palm Beach, Broward and Miami Dade Counties, to Grand Bahama Island, October 27-28, 2017 via Balearia Caribbean.   The visit, which was part of the MOTA ongoing campaign, “The Bahamas is Open For Business, Come See For Yourself,” gave the agents an opportunity to experience first hand, the island’s major hotels, marinas and tourist attractions.“Feedback from the agents have been very positive and encouraging; the agents left the destination confident, knowledgeable and ready to sell our second city, Grand Bahama Island,” said Donna Mackey, Sr. Sales Manager, MOTA.According to Jennifer Gardiner-Bannister, Area Manager at the MOTA, “we have worked assiduously with our travel agents and tour operators communities over the past few years.    As we continue to strengthen our partnership alliance, we want to also build on our ‘on-line, off-line, on-island’ strategy with them.    This three step strategy, ‘on-line’, which through our website and other social media marketing platforms, provides awareness to these agents of our destination programs, new development, etc.; ‘off-line’ gives us an opportunity to engage and connect with them one-on-one, during sales missions product launches, training seminars and; on-island, where we invite agents to The Bahamas to better understand, promote and personally experience our diverse and unique multiple destination chain.   We want to ensure that we have and are providing them with the resources and all the information necessary, for them to do business with us and their clients to visit our shores, again and again,” she said.“Many persons seem to think that The Bahamas was devastated by the recent hurricanes. While two of our Southern islands, in particular, Ragged Island and Acklins, did sustain some property and infrastructural damages from Hurricane Irma, the rest of The Bahamas did not, including the hotels and marinas in our major islands: Nassau, Paradise Island, Grand Bahama, Exuma, Abaco, Bimini, Andros and Eleuthera.   Tourism is our number one industry and the economic engine for the country, so it is imperative that we let the world know, through these agents, that The Bahamas feared well and is “open for business, come see for yourself,” she said.The trip is one of several on-going trips planned for the islands of Grand Bahama, Nassau and Bimini.    In addition to the familiarization trips, the MOTA sales departments have since the summer season, conducted a series of lunch and learn seminars on land and at sea to top producing travel agents in Tampa, Orlando, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Miami.Press Release: Bahamas Ministry of Tourism Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Supporting foster youth beyond the holidays

Supporting foster youth beyond the holidays

first_imgSupporting foster youth beyond the holidays KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – During the holiday season the community came together to support the lives of hundreds of foster youth. Now that the holidays are over Promises2Kids is encouraging people to conture their support thought the year.CEO of Promises2kids, Tonya Torosian visited Good Morning San Diego to discuss the upcoming campaign “Champions for Youth.”Champions for Youth is the primary charitable program of San Diego’s PGA Tour event, The Farmers Insurance Open. Promises2Kids will not only receive 100% of the donation, but The Century Club will also match a portion of the generous gift to the children.To learn more about the campaign, or to donate, people visit https://charity.centuryclubsd.org/Promises2Kids Posted: January 7, 2019 January 7, 2019 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

EnsembleIQ Acquires Canadian Titles Shuffles Leadership

EnsembleIQ Acquires Canadian Titles Shuffles Leadership

first_img Replacing Stagnito as COO is Richard Rivera, who was also named president of information services. Rivera joins EnsembleIQ from Innovation Enterprise, where he spent just over a year as president and COO. Prior to that, Rivera spent five years at CFO Publishing, eventually rising to SVP and chief content and product officer.  There are no executive-level departures to accompany the staff changes, an EnsembleIQ spokesman tells Folio:, and the teams at the acquired Canadian titles will remain in place. The 130-year-old brand Canadian Grocer, as well as Pharmacy Practice+, The Medical Post, Monday Report on Retailers, and francophone title Profession Santé will form EnsembleIQ-Canada, a new division aimed to complement the company’s existing media brands serving the U.S. retail and consumer goods space. Joining the acquired titles in the new division are a handful of Canadian titles already owned by EnsembleIQ, including Pharmacy Business and Your Convenience Manager. EnsembleIQ COO Korry Stagnito, who spearheaded the transaction, will shift over to president of EnsembleIQ-Canada, as well as chief business development officer for the greater EnsembleIQ, placing him in charge of all future M&A activities for the company. “We’re thrilled to have such powerful titles join our portfolio of brands,” said Peter Hoyt, president and CEO of EnsembleIQ, in a statement. “Not only do they align perfectly in serving some of our key markets throughout North America, but they have a rich history of helping their readers and advertisers find success in their careers, which is the primary objective of EnsembleIQ.”center_img Maureen Macke, the Path to Purchase Institute’s longtime managing director of events and member services, has been promoted to SVP, events and conferences at EnsembleIQ. It’s a newly created position at the company, a move that heralds EnsembleIQ’s renewed emphasis on growing its live event business, according to a release. EnsembleIQ, the B2B media firm born as a result of the merger between Stagnito Business Information, Edgell Communications, and the Path to Purchase Institute, has acquired several Canadian-based titles from Rogers Media in its first major splash since combining the companies last April. The changes to the executive team and the acquisition of the Rogers brands align with EnsembleIQ’s “content-first” editorial strategy and its goal of boosting its portfolio of industry events, according to the company.last_img read more

Autonomously catch and breed shiny Pokémon using an Arduino

first_imgSince the world still doesn’t have an official Pokémon MMO, once you have caught and bred your perfect team of adorable-but-ruthless battlers, you might run out of things to do. Inevitably, you end up spending your time attempting to catch shiny versions of your favorite Pokémon — an endeavor with a success rate so low that you’ll likely move on to other games. Showing off a team of shiny Pokémon, however, is the video game equivalent of riding down a populated city street in a loud, fancy car, so you will definitely try to catch them one way or another. Now, a modder has built a little rig that automatically hunts, catches, and breeds shiny Pokémon, so you can go on living your life and break free from the shackles of virtual pocket monsters.For the uninitiated, shiny Pokémon are extremely rare, with an encounter rate of 1/8192 — or 0.01%. Statistically, they aren’t any different from normal Pokémon; a shiny is simply an alternate color palette used to decorate a critter. They derive their name from the shining glitter-like effects that appear on screen when they’re encountered.A common strategy hardcore fans use to catch shiny Pokémon involves using multiple game systems and game carts, mindlessly grinding away on each system simultaneously. So, YouTube user dekuNukem’s automated Poké-O-Matic would be a welcomed — albeit cheesy — way to accrue the glittery critters of your choice.The Poké-O-Matic rig is composed of an Arduino Micro, a Teensy 3.0 microcontroller, and a Nintendo 3DS. The rig works with Pokémon X and Y. An earlier version of the Poké-O-Matic only worked with a tactic that used the fishing rod to catch ocean-based Pokémon, but this version of the contraption is much more evolved. Using some custom code, this machine can not only grind for shinies using the old fishing rod method, but also works with the common tall grass in which Pokémon are found, as well as breeding your favorite Pokémon in order to hatch a shiny.The microcontrollers handle pushing the 3DS buttons and storing data, and the Poké-O-Matic is fully automated. It can name the Pokémon, release them, send them off to a storage box, and so on — everything you’d be mindlessly sighing through were you to attempt it manually. The source code has been made available, so if you’re proficient with coding and using microcontrollers, you could conceivably build your own Poké-O-Matic.It would be interesting to see dekuNukem build these for sale, as a Pokémon market flooded with shinies that have perfect stats might elicit a response from Nintendo. After all, the Afterburner — a Game Boy Advance mod kit that put a light into the handheld system — somewhat spurred Nintendo to stick a light inside the Game Boy Advance SP. There is currently no word if dekuNukem is planning on creating more and selling the rigs, but the amount of YouTube commenters asking to purchase one shows that there is money to be made.For now, you can just stick with our trusty guide on catching shiny Pokémon.last_img read more

India through the eyes of Russia

India through the eyes of Russia

To honour and celebrate the 65th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Russia and India, the Embassy of the Russian Federation, in association with the State Russian Museum (St. Petersburg), the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow) and the Russian Centre for Science and Culture (New Delhi) with the sponsorship from Sistema JSFC and MTS India have come together to showcase an exquisite piece of history.This is in the form of an art exhibition and an exclusive book launch which is translated for the first time in English called ‘Letters from India’ by Prince Alexei Saltykov specifically for the Indian audiences. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’In this month-long unique art exhibition that will commence on 29 October, 2012 there will be 23 historic art works that depict the life and people of mid 19th century India told through the eyes of Prince Alexei Saltykov who visited India between the periods of 1841-43 and 1845-46. A talented painter, Prince Saltykov, using water colour and pencil, made images that depicts Indian realities, which he treated with utmost affection and adoration. Prince Alexey Saltykov’s travelogue ‘Letters from India’ first published in French in 1848 aroused great interest amongst readers and was reprinted several times. Only 1,000 copies have been printed to mark the legacy of Prince Alexei Saltykov and the 65th anniversary of the two countries. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe letters of the Russian traveller attracted readers with an abundance of information which could rarely be found in literature of this kind. Courage and a desire for learning enabled Saltykov to penetrate those corners of India where Europeans had rarely set foot. He was amongst the first Russian travellers who visited remote areas of Western Himalayas leaving behind priceless images of people inhabiting the picturesque landscapes.The Russian artist visited India in search of beauty and found it in the Indian landscape, the temples and palaces, processions and festivals and above all in its people. The exhibition will be inaugurated by Dr Karan Singh, President of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations and HE Alexander Kadakin, Ambassor of the Russian Federation to India on Monday, 29 October. read more

Fake doctor arrested from East Burdwan

Fake doctor arrested from East Burdwan

first_imgKolkata: A fake doctor was arrested from Kalna in East Burdwan. The accused has been identified as Subhojit Roy, who had been attached to a private nursing home in the area.On the basis of a specific complaint, police said a probe has been initiated a few days ago. The accused has been remanded to judicial custody after being produced before a court in the district. They have started collecting information about him. As soon as police came to know about the incident they conducted a raid and arrested Roy. According to the preliminary investigation, police suspect the accused might have been impersonating to attend the patients. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeInvestigation has revealed that he had been practising in the area for quite sometime. But recently, his behaviour led to the suspicion following which a complaint was lodged at a police station. Cops are now trying to find out whether he was involved with any healthcare centres. Police also came to know that several people used to visit his chamber every day. But he had never let anyone understand that he didn’t possess a degree to practice medicine. Police have started a detailed probe into the incident.last_img read more

Contrast Ultrasound Identifies Deadly Liver Cancers

Contrast Ultrasound Identifies Deadly Liver Cancers

first_img News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more News | Colonoscopy Systems | August 06, 2019 Rise in Early Onset Colorectal Cancer Not Aligned With Screening Trends A new study finds that trends in colonoscopy rates did not fully align with the increase in colorectal cancer (CRC) in… read more September 12, 2016 — Tiny microbubbles are being used to more effectively identify liver tumors, according to a study described at the 31st annual Advances in Contrast Ultrasound conference, Sept. 8-9 in Chicago.Patients with hepatocellular carcinoma, the third leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide, were found to benefit from contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) imaging when magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was inconclusive, according to Stephanie Wilson, a professor of medicine at the University of Calgary in Canada and co-president of the International Contrast Ultrasound Society. She said that inconclusive MRIs occur frequently.”This is an exciting option because hepatocellular carcinoma is the most common form of liver cancer, and standard imaging with MRI is often an insufficient option for characterizing the tumor,” Wilson said.CEUS uses liquid suspensions of tiny gas microbubbles to improve the clarity and reliability of an ultrasound image without exposing patients to ionizing radiation. The microbubbles are smaller than red blood cells and, when they are injected into a patient’s arm vein, they improve the accuracy of diagnostic ultrasound exams. The microbubbles are expelled from the body within minutes.David Cosgrove, emeritus professor at Imperial and Kings Colleges London, said the findings demonstrate the vast potential benefits of using microbubble ultrasound contrast agents as a safe, convenient and effective diagnostic imaging tool that improves patient care without exposing individuals to ionizing radiation. “CEUS is an excellent modality that can help differentiate benign from malignant tumors,” he added.”The findings are extremely exciting because this study appears to represent the first time ultrasound microbubbles have been used in patients for drug delivery,” according to Steven Feinstein, M.D., co-president of ICUS and a professor of medicine at Rush University, Chicago.For more information: www.icus-society.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Ultrasound Imaging | September 12, 2016 Contrast Ultrasound Identifies Deadly Liver Cancers Study results suggest contrast-enhanced ultrasound effective when MRI scans prove inconclusive for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma Related Content News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more last_img read more

Analyst says Aimia used airline deals to reel in Air Canada

Analyst says Aimia used airline deals to reel in Air Canada

first_img MONTREAL — Not so fast, Aeroplan members. Despite gaining more certainty about the future of their points now that the loyalty program is set to be acquired by a consortium led by Air Canada, analysts say they shouldn’t expect to be able to redeem them at other airlines that were recently brought onboard.Aimia Inc. reached a tentative $450-million deal Tuesday to sell the rewards program to a consortium led by the country’s largest carrier, which, if closed, could end more than a year of confusion over Air Canada’s commitment to the program it founded and the value of existing points if it pulled out.Aimia chief executive Jeremy Rabe sought to reassure Aeroplan members in an email Wednesday that stated the agreement will not affect their ability to redeem points for travel deals and products, which range from vacuums to Fitbits.“If successfully completed, it would safeguard Aeroplan Members’ miles, provide you with continued convenience and value, permit you to earn and redeem with confidence and allow for a smooth transition to Air Canada’s new loyalty program launching in 2020,” Rabe wrote.The message echoed Air Canada chief executive Calin Rovinescu’s promise of a “smooth transition.”The Montreal-based airline aims to go ahead with plans to launch its own in-house loyalty program in July 2020, which will recognize Aeroplan points, the Air Canada website states. Its partners in the consortium include TD Bank, CIBC and Visa, suggesting that those financial institutions will also continue to have a good relationship with the Aeroplan program.More news:  Flight Centre Travel Group takes full ownership of Quebec-based agencyUnder the direction of Rabe, who started in May, Aimia had been working toward an “any seat, anywhere” strategy in which consumers could use points on multiple airlines. It had even proposed merging points with other airlines.In the lead-up to Tuesday’s deal in principle (expected to close this fall), Aimia inked partnership agreements with three smaller Air Canada rivals: Air Transat, Flair Airlines and Porter Airlines. These new agreements were slated to kick in when Aimia’s partnership with Air Canada expires in 2020.But the deal with Air Canada’s consortium appears to signal a change in focus back to seats offered on Air Canada and its Star Alliance partner airlines.Consumer affairs expert Tony Chapman speculated that Aimia’s deals with the three airlines likely include a “break-up” clause, which the Aeroplan sale could trigger at a cost to Air Canada and, crucially, close the hatch on any points redemption at Air Transat, Flair or Porter.“They were just pawns in the negotiation game,” Chapman said. “This got Air Canada to really come to the table because the last thing they want is five million users trading in their points at a rival airline.”Bringing the loyalty program back in-house 13 years after it was spun off from Air Canada means members can expect more travel deals and redemption options, Chapman said.More news:  Air Canada’s global sales update includes Managing Director, Canada & USA Sales“If you want to be the first card out of the wallet, you’re going to arm that card with even more benefits. So a real win for the consumer.“They were feeling very insecure when that partnership broke up…suddenly those points lost their currency. There was a panic,” Chapman said. “Now they’re going to go from insecure to secure.”Members who burned through their miles on big trips or pricey purchases after learning in May 2017 that Air Canada aimed to bail out on its Aeroplan partnership with Aimia may find less consolation, Chapman added.Rival loyalty programs such as Royal Bank of Canada Rewards, Scotiabank Scene, PC Optimum and Canadian Tire Corp. Triangle all give the consortium good incentive to buff up Aeroplan offers, said AltaCorp Capital analyst Chris Murray.Whether points will have the same value and precisely how they can be redeemed remains unclear, though Air Canada says “it’s business as usual” until July 2020.Currently, Aeroplan members can clock miles by flying with Star Alliance, which comprises 27 member airlines including Lufthansa and United Airlines, and pile up points by shopping on Amazon.com.TD and CIBC would not confirm that their own loyalty programs will extend past July 2020, when Air Canada’s pre-existing partnership with the Montreal-based Aimia runs out.With files from The Canadian Press Tags: Aeroplan, Aimia Inc, Air Canada << Previous PostNext Post >> Posted by Sharecenter_img Thursday, August 23, 2018 Analyst says Aimia used airline deals to reel in Air Canada Travelweek Group last_img read more

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