Iraq Announces End of ISIS Caliphate Captures of Historic Mosque in

By Chaimaa ZahaarRabat – The Iraqi army said on Thursday that it had seized the site of the great Al Nouri mosque in the old city of Mosul, where the leader of the Islamic terrorist group (ISIS) Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had proclaimed a caliphate in 2014.“Their mythical state has fallen,” Iraqi national television spokesman of the Iraqi army, General Yahia Rassoul, said of the caliphate. The medieval Al Nouri mosque, with its inclined minaret, was destroyed by the Islamic state on 22 June. The black flag of the jihadists had floated on top of Al Hadba, the lean minaret, since June 2014. The IA now controls only a portion of the old city of Mosul, which was its “capital” in Iraq, and the capture of the Al Nouri Mosque is a symbolic victory for the Iraqi army. The mosque takes its name from Nuruddin al Zanki, a nobleman who had fought the Crusaders, and was erected in 1172-1173.The Iraqi authorities expect that the fighting in Mosul will end in the days to come, as the Islamic state’s area is shrinking. The army’s progression is no less difficult because the last jihadists, who last week were at most 350 according to Baghdad, mingled with the civilian population and carried out suicide operations to delay their fall.The anti-terrorist unit seized the site of the mosque in a “lightning operation,” said a commander of the elite units on national television. Civilians living nearby were evacuated in recent days via corridors. read more

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UNP UK branch youth slam MR

The youth front of the UNP branch in Britain have accused President Mahinda Rajapaksa saying his family members are using public money for their personal benefits.A statement by the UNP National Youth Front-UK Branch today (Monday) said that while the President’s family enjoy the heavenly lifestyle, the youth of the country suffer with rising unemployment and the cost of living. Comity members The new committee 2012 President.   Wijaya Sri bandaraVice President.   Madawa SenanayakaSecretary.   Darshan Daniel The main purpose of the meeting was to elect new office bearers for the forthcoming year and launch membership drive. The United National Party – UK Branch formerly accepted the newly elected committee to represent the UK branch young wing.Wijaya Sri Bandara was elected as a president of the organisation while Darshan Daniel was re-elected as the Secretary. Thushan Gunaratne retained his position as the treasurer. The UNP National Youth Front-UK Branch also condemned the burning of the national flag by separatist factions of the pro LTTE Diaspora a few weeks ago during protests in London. Asst Secretary.   Chatura Kosala BandaraMedia Secretary.   Manoj WijesingheTreasurer.   Thusan GunarathneOrganiser.   Dasitha GamageMembership Development Secretary. Malidu Dulan Weerasinghe “This culture should be immediately changed and the youth could play a major role in that process,” Darshan Daniel, Secretary of the National Youth Front said. Meanwhile the second Annual General Meeting of National Youth Front-UK Branch was held on 10 June 2012 at Moorespice Restaurant in Wembley Park.The event was attended by a large gathering who showed stern commitment to work together to promote democratic ethos of the United National Party at a time Sri Lanka urgently needs a regime change, the statement added. 1  Shanaka Fernando2  Chamath Bandara3  Malidu Obesekara4  Yasantha Sirinatha5  Vimuthi Bandara6  Lasitha Senanayaka7  Sachindra Bandara8  Indika Subasinhe9  Denelka Peris10  Hansika Weerasinghe11  Kevin Senevirathne12  Arjuna Samarasekara[slideshow] read more

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UN appeals for 59 million to help hurricane victims in Haiti and

Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Jan Egeland told reporters that Haiti needs almost $32 million and Grenada requires $27 million, just to cover the next six months. So far only $5 million has been received for each country.In Haiti, more than 1,500 people have been killed and at least 900 others are missing after Tropical Storm Jeanne brought floods and mudslides to the north of the country two weeks ago, according to the national authorities. In Grenada, government estimates say dozens are dead and 90 per cent of homes were damaged or destroyed when Hurricane Ivan struck on 7 September.An unusually high number of hurricanes have lashed the Caribbean this season, bringing casualties and causing damage from the United States to Trinidad and Tobago.Mr. Egeland said the impact on Haiti and Grenada, however, was so much worse that “many of the other hurricane-affected societies of the Caribbean have begged us to concentrate on Grenada and Haiti, saying that they will try to cope on their own.”UN agencies say more than $12 million of the Haiti appeal has been designated for food and health care, while establishing and maintaining clean water and sanitation services is expected to cost almost $5 million. Funds will also be spent on education, agriculture and on trying to kick-start the country’s fragile economy.In Grenada, the focus is more on helping to rebuild the thousands of shattered homes and buildings; almost $9 million is needed for shelter there, according to UN agencies.Mr. Egeland said it was also important to look beyond the short-term humanitarian needs and consider what should be done to ameliorate the impact of future natural disasters in the Caribbean. He called for better early-warning systems and said countries should be more prepared to respond once a disaster strikes. Mr. Egeland noted that Cuba, for example, suffered relatively little damage from Hurricane Ivan when it struck last month, even though it was a more severe storm than the one that lashed Haiti.He described the situation in northern Haiti as a “social and environmental catastrophe: there are no trees left that can hold [the] water and mudslides back that caused the catastrophe.”The UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (known by its French acronym of MINUSTAH), which is trying to expedite the number of deployed troops so that it can help with relief efforts, now has 3,089 peacekeepers on the ground.In Gonaïves, the worst-affected city, contingents of troops from Argentina and Uruguay are providing medical assistance and escorting convoys of trucks carrying food and water, MINUSTAH reported.Meanwhile, in Grenada a survey by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) has shown that half of the nation’s estimated 110,000 citizens are homeless and in need of basic supplies.The survey also indicates the devastation caused to Grenada’s tourism industry, its biggest foreign exchange earner, ahead of the normally profitable winter holiday season. read more

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Warning against rising intolerance UN remembers Holocaust and condemns antiSemitism

Noah Klieger, keynote speaker and Holocaust survivor, addresses the General Assembly on the occasion of the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust. UN Photo/Manuel Elias Annual General Assembly CommemorationToday’s event in the General Assembly Hall started with recognition of the Holocaust survivors and Red Army veterans in attendance and a minute of silence for the millions of people killed in Europe in the years leading up to 1945. It featured soulful performances by Jewish singers and musicians, as well as a dramatic recitation of memorial prayers.The ceremony also paid tribute to UN Messenger of Peace and Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel, who died last year.The President of the General Assembly, Peter Thomson, began his remarks by quoting Mr. Wiesel, asking: “‘How does one mourn for fix million people who died? How many candles does one light? How many prayers does one recite?’”Mr. Thomson called for a rededication “to learning the lessons of the past so that humanity may never repeat such atrocities in the future.” He called for education to teach the dangers of extremism, the importance of defending the vulnerable, and the need to stand up against racism and prejudice.“Interfaith dialogue, respect for human rights, and the embracing of democratic and humanist values at the heart of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are central responsibilities for us all,” Mr. Thomson said, in reference to the 17 targets aiming to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all.“Young people must be taught the ethics and logic inherent in defending our common humanity, of preventing mass atrocity crimes, and of bringing perpetrators to justice,” he added.‘Those who could not keep rhythm were shot’The keynote address was given by Noah Klieger. Born in 1926, Mr. Klieger, a survivor of Auschwitz, had founded a youth movement to help Jews cross the Swiss border and went on to become one of Israel’s most notable journalists. He is today allegedly the oldest working journalist in the world. Calling the Holocaust “an unparalleled crime against humanity,” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said that “history keeps moving forward, but anti-Semitism keeps coming back.”He noted that after the Holocaust, the world seemed eager to find a more cooperative path, which led to the creation of the United Nations with its Charter, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Genocide Convention. “Humankind dared to believe that tribal identities would diminish in importance. We were wrong,” the Secretary-General said. “Irrationality and intolerance are back.” Addressing representatives from the 193 Member States gathered in the General Assembly Hall to mark the annual Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, Mr. Guterres said that today anti-Semitism continues, alongside racism, xenophobia, anti-Muslim hatred and other forms of intolerance, triggered by populism and gaining ground in public discourse. Mr. Klieger, who travelled from Israel to participate in the ceremony, took the podium to a standing ovation. His grandson, seating nearby, reminded Mr. Klieger to speak English, to which the Holocaust survivor replied good humouredly, “Why don’t you all learn Hebrew.” Speaking about the Shoah, as the Holocaust is known in Hebrew, he talked about the last days of the war, when the Germans forced people from the Auschwitz camp to march to the border town of Gliwica.“We had to march in a rhythm that nobody could keep. And those who could not keep the rhythm were shot. The roads were full of those who had been shot by DSS before they couldn’t make it. Others just laid down,” Mr. Klieger said, about the five-day death march that killed 41,000 by his estimates.In a speech peppered with jokes and poignant remembrances, Mr. Klieger recounted his days in the camp. He spoke about three dreams that he never thought would be possible; the first of which was to be free.He praised the value of education and the creation of the Holocaust and the UN Outreach Programme to teach people around the world about what took place, but added that “one who has not lived through the German camps does not know about the German camps.”He called for the creation of a teaching programme in all schools around the world so that the horrors of the Holocaust are not repeated and to counter anti-Semitism.Among other speakers today was Danny Danon, the Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations. Calling the Holocaust “the most devastating tragedy in history,” Mr. Danon said it was a failure “to recognize the warning signs of hatred and bigotry.”The Ambassador called on the UN to appoint a special envoy to combat anti-semitism so that the international community “would never remain silent.”“It is our duty to work together to prevent extremism and violence by promoting tolerance, understanding and compassion,” Mr. Danon said.Before leaving the podium, the Ambassador vowed that “anti-Semitism would not defeat us.” Wide view of the General Assembly on the occasion of the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust. UN Photo/Manuel Elias VIDEO: Speaking at the Holocaust memorial ceremony, Secretary-General António Guterres says he was “extremely concerned at the discrimination faced by minorities, refugees and migrants across the world.”. Credit: UN News ‘Dehumanization took hold and the descent into barbarity was quick’ He voiced his extreme concern at the discrimination faced by immigrants, refugees and minorities across the world, particularly the stereotyping of Muslims, referring to how the Holocaust was allowed to spread: “Hardships and instability created fertile groups for scapegoating.” Drawing attention to the powerful exhibit now at UN Headquarters called ‘State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda,’ he said propaganda helped erode the bonds of humanity. The word “Jewish” was used constantly in association with society’s ills. “Ultimately indifference prevailed, dehumanization took hold, and the descent into barbarity was quick,” he told those gathered at the ceremony, which this year focuses on educating for a better future.History created lessons for our time, Mr. Guterres said, urging the international community to be vigilant, invest in education and youth, and to strengthen social cohesion “so that people feel that diversity is a plus, not a threat.” In addition to remembering the survivors and victims of the Holocaust, 27 January was adopted by the General Assembly to condemn any denial of the Holocaust and to urge all Member States unreservedly to reject any denial of the Holocaust.The UN chief spoke personally about the history of Jews in his home country, Portugal, noting that anti-Semitism is “more than a question of religion, [it] is essentially an expression of racism.”Mr. Guterres added proudly, his wife signed on behalf of the Lisbon Municipality, an agreement with the Israeli Community of Lisbon to establish the Lisbon Jewish Museum. read more

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eBay furniture could bring treekilling Asian longhorn beetle back to Britain Defra

Furniture bought from online sites such as eBay could bring the tree-killing Asian longhorn beetle back to Britain just after it was eliminated, Defra has warned, as their chief plant health officer asks people to try and buy British.The pest is known for chewing through the bark of trees where they breed. Dozens of the bugs stay in the host plant until it is either over-colonised or dead, and then they move onto the next.They can also survive for quite some time in dead wood, and are brought from country to country in furniture, where they can lie dormant for years.When they escape, they can cause havoc in Britain’s gardens, woods and forests. Defra has spent years trying to eradicate the bug since 2012, and succeeded last week.Nicola Spence, who leads plant health at Defra, told The Telegraph that it could, however, return.She explained:  “Asian longhorn beetles, which we just eradicated last week, can survive for years in sofas and chairs.”The first sign is a 10mm exit hole. If you investigate you’ll then find larvae in the furniture.”She warned consumers to be careful where they buy their furniture, adding: “We know there were fake leather chairs on eBay, so buyers could not see the wood, or the exit hole, and an adult beetle popped out and started flying around the conservatory. If you’re not sure where it’s from, don’t buy it. Buying online can be risky.”Lord Gardiner, Defra’s head of biosecurity, agreed, adding:  “Increasingly, in a global  market, we must be much more careful about sourcing. We all need to be more vigilant.”He urged that people try and buy from British sources to stop pests coming from abroad and added: “We must make sure pests do not arrive – people must not bring things back from abroad. Don’t risk it. No plants, flowers, fruits or potatoes.”We are very keen on buying British. Monty Don even said it last week – if you don’t know where it’s from, don’t buy it.”They should be grown in this country. Plants and flowers are a wonderful source of food for our pollinators but we need to be careful about where we buy them from.”The team at Defra is currently trying to save the British oak tree, which has been at great risk in recent years from pests including the oak processionary moth.They have enlisted scientists who created pest resistant varieties of wheat and rice, and asked them to lend their skills to create a superior oak tree. Plant specialists at Kew Gardens are currently sequencing the oak genome so resilient trees can be bred.Lord Gardiner added: “The oak is home to 2,200 species. It is one of the most important trees we have. There are more ancient oaks in Britain than in the whole of Europe put together. It is our national tree.”The wheat genome and rice genome have all been done in order to produce resistant strains of food crops, so these scientists are now turning their attention to trees. This is the next frontier.”It is much more difficult, it is a challenge, as trees grow much more slowly.”Ms Spence said: “The UK is leading the world in this science; we were the first to sequence the genetic code of ash. Once we have a genetic map, we can do all sorts of things with it.”We can breed out the genes which make oaks more susceptible to pests. And it can become the basis of a selecting and breeding programme.””It’s so important as the French are coming over to Britain looking for oak to rebuild Notre Dame – oak is the main structure of most of our historic buildings.”We struggle with engagement when it comes to trees – but everyone recognises oak leaves and acorns.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

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Gilmore Companies in Ireland pay close to the correct amount of tax

first_imghttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2owWCMFzPQYouTube: Hugh O’ConnellTÁNAISTE EAMON GILMORE has said that companies operating in Ireland pay close to the correct amount of tax and said the reason for any discrepancies is tax reliefs offered for research and development.Gilmore was speaking at the opening of the data management company 10gen’s new offices in Dublin city centre this morning and was asked about the report in the Irish Times that US medical products firm Boston Scientific had an effective tax rate of 4 per cent in 2011.He declined to comment on the tax affairs of that or any other company but he said Ireland’s 12.5 per cent corporate tax rate was established in Irish law and said the government remained committed to maintaining that rate.Gilmore said studies showed that the “effective rate of tax that is paid by companies in Ireland is close to that 12.5 per cent rate” adding that differences to that rate could be as a result of reliefs offered for research and development.Meanwhile, 10gen CEO Max Schireson said that he anticipated his company will employ as many 150 people over the next five years and 500 over the next ten years and explained why his firm decided to expand in this country:YouTube: Hugh O’ConnellApple CEO: ‘Nothing nefarious’ about Irish tax affairsNoonan: US Senate is “misleading” the world on Ireland’s tax ratelast_img read more

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Toughbook survives brutal frosty ride behind a snowmobile

first_imgPanasonic loves to show off just how tough their Toughbooks are. And why not? After all, they are just about as sturdy as a computer can be, while remaining what we consider to be a conventional laptop. So when they drag a fully ruggedized Toughbook behind an ATV we try not to ask “Why?” rather we appreciate the laptop for being ridiculously resistant.It looks like the ATV test was too easy though because now Panasonic is dragging a Toughbook 19 (basically their most durable system) behind a snowmobile. The 19 is flung about at high speeds, taken over jumps, buried in the snow, and just generally abused, but–spoiler alert–it survives. And the whole time the laptop wasn’t even turned off, it was sleeping (or maybe hibernating). When it’s opened up at the end it goes right on playing the video we see at the start.A little over the top? Sure. Unlikely scenario? I’d say so. Awesome? Confirmed.Not the most practical display of fully rugged computing I’ve seen, but if you have a mission critical computer that need temperature, vibration, and impact resistance, it looks like this one can get the job done.The Toughbook 19 starts at $3000.last_img read more

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New haven at communitys disposal now open

first_imgBuilt under the auspices of the Community of Cypriots of the Northern Suburbs, new community aged care facility, St Andrews Elderly Hostel, was officially opened last Sunday in Sunshine, in the presence of community members and representatives, state MP Telmo Languiller, federal MP Maria Vamvakinou and former minister Theo Theophanous. Opened to elderly members of Greek, Cypriot and other communities of the western suburbs, the new aged care hostel, on Forrest Street, at Ardeer, will have a capacity of 45 beds. For more information about the St Andrews Elderly Hostel or to join the team of volunteers, contact Anna on 9408 8169. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Un tunnel solaire sur la ligne ParisAmsterdam

first_imgUn tunnel solaire sur la ligne Paris-AmsterdamDepuis le lundi 6 juin, le Thalys, TGV qui relie Paris à Amsterdam, roule en partie à l’énergie solaire. Un tunnel de trois kilomètres situé près d’Anvers, en Belgique, et dans lequel passe ce train, a en effet été équipé de panneaux photovoltaïques.Situé près d’Anvers, un tunnel de trois kilomètres traversant une réserve naturelle a été équipé de quelque 16.000 panneaux solaires, rapporte le site du Figaro. Grâce à l’énergie produite, la gare de la ville pourra assurer une partie de ses besoins en électricité et les trains qui empruntent le tunnel rouleront partiellement au solaire. Lundi, un premier train a emprunté ce tunnel à l’origine construit pour traverser une réserve protégée, et éviter les chutes d’arbres sur la voie. Pendant une dizaine de kilomètres, le train électrique a utilisé l’énergie des panneaux solaires et non plus celle produite par des centrales nucléaires ou au gaz du pays. “Pour les entreprises ferroviaires, les panneaux solaires sont une excellente solution pour améliorer leur bilan carbone. De plus, les projets peuvent être menés à bien en moins d’un an car ils sont moins controversés que les éoliennes (…) Il y a peu de tunnels comme celui d’Anvers, mais nous pourrions utiliser les toits de gares ou de hangars et les nombreux terrains vagues qui jouxtent les voies”, souligne Bart Van Renterghem, responsable de la société Enfinity qui a installé les panneaux solaires. Grâce à eux, le rejet quelque 47,3 millions de kilos de CO2 dans l’atmosphère devrait être évité sur une période de 20 ans, soit 2.400 tonnes par an.Le 7 juin 2011 à 17:59 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Live Video The Annual Polar Bear Migration In Churchill Manitoba

first_imgCourtesy of explore.org, Polar Bears International, Frontiers North AdventuresCatch a glimpse of the annual polar bear migration in Churchill, Manitoba, brought to you by Explore.org, the philanthropic media organization and division of the Annenberg Foundation.last_img

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Bangladeshis less happy this year

first_imgBangladesh has slipped 10 notches in the world happiness report, to 125th position among 156 countries. Photo: UNBBangladesh has slipped 10 notches in the world happiness report, to 125th position among 156 countries.The country is ahead of two South Asian countries — India at 140th and Sri Lanka at 130th, according to the report released released on Wednesday coinciding with the United Nations’ International Day of Happiness.However, Pakistan has been ranked 67th, Bhutan 95th and Nepal 100th in the happiness index. In 2018, Bangladesh was the 115th happiest country of the world.The report was prepared based six factors that support well-being: income, freedom, trust, healthy life expectancy, social support and generosity. It was published by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network for the UN.”Political institutions and processes affect people’s happiness, thus treating happiness as an outcome,” the report observed in a chapter on ‘Happiness and Voting Behaviour’.Finland is the world’s happiest country for the second straight year followed by Denmark, Norway, Iceland, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, New Zealand, Canada and Austria.They are followed by Australia, Costa Rica and Israel.People in South Sudan are the unhappiest with their lives, according to the survey, followed by Central African Republic (155), Afghanistan (154), Tanzania (153) and Rwanda (152).The rankings of the world’s happiest countries came from an analysis of data from surveys in 156 countries taken from 2016 to 2018.Since 2013, the United Nations has been celebrating the International Day of Happiness on 20 March as a way to recognise the importance of happiness in the lives of people around the world.last_img read more

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All That Sand Harvey Left Behind Could Cause Some Major Problems

first_img Listen 00:00 /03:58 X Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: – / 8Buffalo Bayou Park is a place where the stressed-out urbanite can find a little peace. Joggers and cyclists zip along the trail that runs along the bayou. Visitors can also enjoy quiet patches of woodlands with benches and artwork.But that solitude has been invaded by some big pieces of heavy equipment that’s piling up what Harvey left behind. After the floodwaters went down, the park was covered with sediment that had washed down from upstream.We  talked to the Buffalo Bayou Partnership and the Harris County Flood Control District about why that sediment has to be removed — and what hazards it could pose if it isn’t. last_img read more

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Ford Gets Approval From California to Test SelfDriving Cars

first_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 1 min read December 16, 2015 Ford Motor Co. said on Tuesday it secured a permit from California to begin testing its self-driving car on public roads from next year.Ford, which will test its Ford Fusion Hybrid car, joins companies ranging from Alphabet Inc.’s Google to Volkswagen AG in testing the fast-growing self-driving technology.Other carmakers already approved by California include Honda Motor Co Ltd., Daimler AG’s, Mercedes Benz, Tesla Motors Inc., Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. and BMW AG.California is one of a handful of states, along with Michigan, Florida and Nevada, that have passed legislation enabling testing of self-driving cars on public roads.Google and other automotive manufacturers and suppliers have said the technology to build self-driving cars should be ready by 2020.(Reporting by Kshitiz Goliya in Bengaluru; Editing by Lisa Shumaker) This story originally appeared on Reuters Register Now » Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.last_img read more

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first_img The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. 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 Related Content News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more News | April 09, 2012 Novation Insight Into Latest Imaging Products and Practice Trends Highlighting the economics and technology affecting 2012-2013 purchasing decisions Videos | 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… read more Video Player is loading.Pierre Qian explains radiotherapy to ablate VTPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:34Loaded: 2.19%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:34 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Videos | 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) read more April 9, 2012 — Healthcare supply contracting company Novation released its 2012 Diagnostic Imaging Watch report. Peer reviewed by members of Novation’s Diagnostic Imaging Council, the report is an overview of the latest product technology and trends for imaging subspecialties.The recent economic slump has resulted in weakened sales in capital equipment during the past three years. Despite this, hospitals do appear to be purchasing new equipment and replacing obsolete machines. Buyers are doing so with cautious optimism, however, and are asking tougher questions about clinical utility, workflow and radiation dose.”The members we serve that manage the procurement of these products should have insight into and understanding of the technology and industry dynamics that will affect their investment decisions in diagnostic imaging,” says Mike Clemens, vice president, capital equipment and diagnostic imaging for Novation. “Because Novation is committed to being a source of this information and technology expertise, our staff continuously studies the latest technologies and trends in diagnostic imaging.”The report not only discusses topics such as radiation dose reduction, PET/MRI (positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance imaging) hybrid imaging, digital X-rays, and the emerging use of “cloud” technology, but it also reviews the economics and trends of the latest diagnostic imaging technologies. Highlights include: Angiography/Cardiovascular Suites. Advanced imaging techniques continue to evolve with improvements in image quality, dose reduction techniques and efficiencies in workflow. The cost for a single-plane angiographic system will range between $750,000 and $1.5 million, with bi-plane systems ranging between $1.4 million and $2.8 million, depending on the configuration.C-Arms (Surgical and Mini). The mini C-arm market has been growing steadily. These systems are often used in orthopedics, emergency rooms and even physician offices. When doing fluoroscopic imaging of extremities, the mini C-arm is preferred over the standard size C-arm.Computed Tomography (CT). Fewer and fewer facilities are purchasing CT scanners with less than 64-slice capability. The exceptional speeds of 64-slice scanners enables detailed tomographic images of the entire body in sub-30-second scan times. Given the rapid pace of this technology, many facilities are faced with the decision of whether to purchase or lease. Facilities should plan to spend between $800,000 and $1.8 million for a 64-slice, and from $1.3 million to more than $3 million for a 160-slice or higher scanner. As with most technologies that experience price erosion based on age, a lower-end CT scanner (32 slice or less) could be purchased for much less.Informatics. Information technology suppliers, especially in the PACS (picture archive and communications system) arena, continue to offer both a capital- and fee-per-study purchase model. As an application service provider, suppliers often offer to manage image data and information remotely. The RIS (radiology information system)/PACS markets are saturated, however, and continue to expand their offerings. Managed storage options are becoming more popular, well-refined and cost-effective. Because this is a replacement market, it is important to consider the cost of data conversion, retraining staff, and upgrading or expanding hardware.Molecular Imaging – Nuclear Medicine, PET/CT and PET/Mr. Molecular imaging, especially in the cardiac segment, is expected to grow with the continued attention that cardiac disease prevention and treatment is receiving. More and more cardiologists are offering dedicated SPECT (single photon emission CT) units in order to perform cardiac studies in their offices. A single head gamma camera can cost about $200,000, with dual head cameras running closer to $300,000 to $400,000. SPECT/CT systems range from $400,000 to $600,000 on average. In the area of PET/CT, image fusion software continues to be refined and expanded. Many facilities have already replaced their outdated dedicated PET-only models. A PET/CT (64-slice) can easily cost between $2 million and $3 million.Women’s Imaging Products. Women’s imaging products span multiple modalities, including digital radiography, computed radiography, ultrasound, molecular imaging and magnetic resonance imaging. Advancements in technology will continue to move at a fast pace to meet diagnostic and treatment needs in the areas of cardiology, osteoporosis, and breast and colorectal cancers. As new technology is developed, it will likely come with a higher initial price tag. However, existing technology that continues to be improved will tend to experience the same price erosion as others within the same modality family.In addition to these areas, the report also covers the economic and technological trends of additional modalities including digital radiography, computed radiography, magnetic resonance, power injection systems and ultrasound. The entire report is accessible at https://www.novationco.com/pressroom/industry_info. 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50 dead 42 missing from mudslides in China

first_imgThe death toll continues to rise. The state-run China News Service reported Saturday that four people were killed and another 37 missing from a severe mudslide in southwestern China’s Sichuan province.Mudslides are common in China’s mountainous areas. Critics point to deforestation for soil erosion that has made China prone to mudslides after strong rainfall.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Comments   Share   BEIJING (AP) – China’s Civil Affairs Ministry says mudslides caused by heavy rains have killed 50 and left another 42 missing.The national agency said in an online statement Friday that storms have ravaged 11 provinces and regions _ mainly in south China _ since June 20 and triggered the deadly mudslides.The ministry says about 440,000 people have been relocated and that tens of thousands of homes are severely damaged. Four benefits of having a wireless security system The vital role family plays in society Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Top Stories center_img Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates How men can have a healthy 2019 More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Sponsored Stories New high school in Mesa lets students pick career pathslast_img read more

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French police net 39 members of criminal gang

first_img Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project PARIS (AP) – Hundreds of police officers moved in early Tuesday morning to net dozens of members of a criminal gang in eastern France who were importing drugs and operating an illegal immigration ring.Sebastien Bouche, a spokesman for the local government, said 39 Albanians and Kosovars were arrested in the sting. He said house searches and the filing of charges were likely to follow.The border police of the Haut-Rhin prefecture, which borders Germany and Switzerland, led the operation of 250 police officers, including members of elite SWAT teams. German police were involved in the investigation, although it was unclear if any were present during the raids early Tuesday morning. (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Sponsored Stories 0 Comments   Share   center_img Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy Top Stories Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breacheslast_img read more

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Cypriot behind Article 50 petition says received death threats

first_imgThe English Cypriot woman who launched a petition to revoke article 50 has said she has received death threats after her launching her Brexit challenge.Former lecturer Margaret Georgiadou, who described herself as a frustrated remainer, set up the online petition in late February, calling for the UK government to revoke article 50 and remain in the EU. According to The Guardian, by Saturday afternoon it had attracted more than 4,400,000 signatures – making it the most popular to be submitted to the British Parliament’s website.“I feel terrible, I feel angry with myself because I thought I was tougher than that. But I was scared. I haven’t even told my husband because he is very old and he would become hysterical,” Georgiadou, who is currently in Cyprus, told the BBC.Earlier, Georgiadou tweeted: “Hi – am the person responsible for the revoke article 50 petition. Just needed to tell you that 1. I am currently visiting Cyprus. and 2. last night I had three telephoned death threats. Who wants Brexit so much that they are prepared to kill for it?”In an earlier tweet she said that she had deleted her Facebook account after she was subjected to a “torrent of abuse” on social media.The number of signatures continued to rise on Saturday as hundreds of thousands marched in central London for a “people’s vote” on Brexit.On Thursday, the parliamentary petitions website crashed several times as so many people were trying to access it at the same time. The error message “bad gateway”, which displayed when the website was overwhelmed, even started trending on Twitter.The English Cypriot woman who launched a petition to revoke article 50 has said she has received death threats after her launching her Brexit challenge.  You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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