Man accused in military centre stabbing acquitted of terror charges not criminally

first_imgTORONTO – A man with schizophrenia who attacked soldiers at a military recruitment centre in Toronto was acquitted of terror charges and found not criminally responsible for lesser offences on Monday as a judge ruled his actions didn’t fit the intended scope of the country’s terrorism laws.Ayanle Hassan Ali’s radical religious and ideological beliefs were largely the result of his mental illness, Judge Ian MacDonnell found as he ordered the 30-year-old to remain at a forensic psychiatry unit while plans for his care could be determined.“While it is common ground that the defendant had become radicalized, there is no evidence of any connection between him and any other person or group in relation to the attack,” MacDonnell said.“The intention of Parliament in enacting (the relevant terror legislation) was … not to capture the kind of lone-wolf criminal behaviour engaged in by the defendant,” he added.Ali’s attack was nonetheless a “deeply disturbing assault on one of the pillars of Canadian peace and security,” MacDonnell said, as he found him not criminally responsible for attempted murder, assault and weapons offences.At least two military personnel were left with minor injuries after Ali entered a recruitment centre in north Toronto in March 2016 and began slashing at people with a kitchen knife.Ali had pleaded not guilty to three counts of attempted murder, three counts of assault with a weapon, two counts of assault causing bodily harm and one count of carrying a weapon for the purpose of committing an offence, all in association with, for the benefit, or at the direction of a terror organization.His lawyers said their client should never have faced terror charges which, by definition, require that the accused commits an offence “for the benefit of, at the direction of or in association with” a terror group.“This was a case where the Crown overreached,” defence attorney Nader Hasan said outside court.“They had someone who they thought looked the part of the terrorist when, in reality, they had someone who committed a terrible, terrible act who is mentally ill and they should have proceeded in that fashion, rather than overreaching for terrorism.”Hasan and his co-counsel Maureen Addie argued that because Ali committed his actions alone and had never been in contact with any terror groups, he should be found not guilty on the terror charges and ruled “not criminally responsible” for the lesser included offences. That designation acknowledges the accused committed an offence but, as a result of a mental disorder, could not appreciate the consequences, legality or moral wrongness of their actions.The prosecution argued at trial that Canadian terror laws could apply to Ali because he acted as a “terrorist group of one.”Hasan said he hopes Ali’s case leads to a reexamination of Canadian terror laws and how they are applied.“The definition of terrorism and terrorist activity in … Canadian law is extremely broad and when laws are extremely broad the result is that it’s left almost entirely up to the Crown to decide when they get used,” Hasan said.“The history of these terrorist provisions being used in Canada have been one where they happen to be used far more frequently when the individual accused is of Arab or African or Muslim descent (like Ali).”Ali appeared in court in the same grey suit and white checked shirt he has worn on every day of the trial. Sitting in the accused’s box, he kept his head bowed and his hands clasped together as MacDonnell delivered his decision.MacDonnell said he agreed with two psychiatrists who testified at trial that Ali should be found not criminally responsible for his actions.Defence witness Dr. Gary Chaimowitz, who has supervised Ali’s care since 2016, and Crown witness Dr. Philip Klassen, who met with Ali for hours and reviewed his files, both told the court Ali had shown signs of schizophrenia, including delusions and paranoia, for several years before the attack.Ali believed around the time of the attack that the government was listening to him, and that he was being possessed by spirits from Muslim mythology known as Jinns, the doctors told the court.Ali became angry over Canadian military involvement in Muslim countries and came to feel that if he martyred himself all his sins would be forgiven in the afterlife, the doctors said.MacDonnell ordered that Ali remain at a forensic psychiatry unit in Hamilton — where he has been in custody for most of the past two years — until the Ontario Review Board, comprised of mental health and legal specialists, can determine his course of care. The board has 45 days to hold an initial hearing in the case, in accordance with Ontario law.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version carried an incorrect month for when the stabbing took place.last_img read more

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Brazilian President awarded UN cultural agencys peace prize

13 May 2009The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today awarded its annual peace prize to President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of Brazil. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today awarded its annual peace prize to President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of Brazil.The jury said it had decided to give the 2008 Félix Houphouët-Boigny Peace Prize to the Brazilian leader for his actions in pursuit of peace, dialogue, democracy, social justice and equal rights, as well as for his valuable contribution to the eradication of poverty and the protection of minorities’ rights.UNESCO will present the award, created in 1989 and named for the first president of Côte d’Ivoire, at a ceremony in July.The Prize honours people, organizations and institutions that have contributed significantly to the promotion, research, preservation or maintenance of peace.Among the previous winners are Nelson Mandela and Frederik W. De Klerk; Yitzhak Rabin, Shimon Pérès and Yasser Arafat; King Juan Carlos of Spain and former United States President Jimmy Carter; Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade and former President of Finland Martti Ahtisaari. read more

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Former LTTE spokesman Daya Master attacked by man with knife

The employees of the private television station, including Daya Master are seen running inside.It was reported that the television station employees had later seized the man and handed him over to the police. (Colombo Gazette) The man is seen on CCTV camera video footage entering the office and speaking with Daya Master before physically assaulting him and throwing a chair towards him. Daya Master manages to push the man out of the office and outside the gate yet the man forces his way in with a knife in his hand. Former LTTE spokesman Daya Master was attacked by a man with a knife in Jaffna today.Daya Master was attacked by the man at the office of a private television station in Jaffna where Daya Master is employed. <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> read more

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WeWork plans to list its shares on the Nasdaq

NEW YORK — WeWork’s parent company is revealing more of its initial public offering plans, saying it expects to list shares on the Nasdaq.The We Co. disclosed the information in a regulatory filing on Friday.Founded as a co-working space in Manhattan in 2010, WeWork has grown to become among the biggest corporate landlords in some cities. It mostly makes money by renting buildings and dividing them into office spaces to sublet to members.WeWork, whose IPO is expected this month, will be the latest money-losing enterprise to test its luck on the stock market this year, following Uber and Lyft. The company’s revenue has more than doubled annually over the last few years, but its losses have grown just as quickly. Last year it lost $1.61 billion while bringing in $1.82 billion in revenue.The Associated Press read more

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White House extends deadline for penaltyfree signups until March 31 amid web

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration says it’s granting a six-week extension until March 31 for Americans to sign up for coverage next year and avoid new tax penalties under the president’s health care overhaul law.Monday’s move had been expected since White House spokesman Jay Carney promised quick action last week to resolve a “disconnect” in the implementation of the law. Technical problems continue to trouble the website that’s supposed to be the main enrolment vehicle for people who don’t get health care at work.Under the new policy, people who sign up by the end of open enrolment season won’t face a penalty.Previously you had to sign up by the middle of February, so your coverage would take effect March 1.The extension is for 2014 only. by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, The Associated Press Posted Oct 28, 2013 4:36 pm MDT White House extends deadline for penalty-free sign-ups until March 31 amid web problems read more

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Deloitte forecasts oil price growth in 2017

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Deloitte forecasts oil price growth in 2017 by Jonathan Muma Posted Jan 4, 2017 8:13 am MDT The latest oil and gas forecast from Deloitte is out and it calls for oil prices to grow slightly in 2017, with a barrel of WTI crude going for around US$55.But Andrew Botterill, Partner with Deloitte’s Resource Evaluation Group, cautions there is always the risk of downward pressures.“If we see OPEC producers not cut as much as promised or as hoped, or as well if we see lower demand we could see things start to soften, but at the same time those cuts could be positive and really start to move things more positively,” he said.Botterill also expects to see more drilling in the United States and Canada.“Ultimately, Canadian producers are going to have to compete with their volumes, against their U.S. counterparts, so it’s going to be about finding those plays that are most economical for us, that we’re able to bring to market efficiently and effectively and compete with those U.S. volumes,” he explained.There is renewed optimism with the approval of two major pipeline projects and companies will be doing long term planning with those projects in mind.However, until shovels go in the ground, producers will remain cautious. (Pixabay) read more

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Professor offers training program forges links in India

Martin Head (pre-head wound, front row centre) poses with participants of his training program in India.He only had two weeks, but Martin Head, professor and chair of Brock’s Department of Earth Sciences, made the most of his recent trip to India.Head was a visiting scientist at the Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany (BSIP) in Lucknow. BSIP is an autonomous institute under the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.His trip had two objectives:to deliver a training program to PhD students and junior scientists at BSIP, andto explore future collaborative links between Brock and BSIP and its sister organizations.During his visit, he was also introduced to Shri Pawan Kumar Bansal, Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Science and Technology and Earth Sciences. Head also gave talks on climate change at two national oceanographic institutes in Goa.Head talked with The Brock News about his trip, as well as an accidental onstage collision.Describe the training program you gave to PhD students and junior scientists.The training program familiarized participants with the late Cenozoic (65 million years ago to the present) record of marine dinoflagellate (i.e. algae) cysts, with the aim of using these microfossils to reconstruct past climates from ocean sediments around India.Were you able to establish collaborative links between Brock and BSIP?Plans for collaboration are in progress and would include developing research projects for PhD students at the BSIP, who I would then co-supervise. We are presently working on a memorandum of understanding to help formalize this.What did you and the science minister talk about? He and I talked during a tour of the BSIP’s museum and research facilities and afterward at a meeting of BSIP’s researchers and research students. He was interested in BSIP’s increasing emphasis on climate change research and I emphasized the value of understanding past climates (from the geological record) in predicting future climate change. BSIP certainly appreciated my comments.Tell us about your talks at the oceanographic institutes.I presented research with my present and former students on a unique event 3.3 million years ago that interrupted the northward flow of the North Atlantic Current, possibly triggering the first major glaciation of the Late Pliocene.Any other comments you’d like to make? Something memorable?The audience at one of my talks in Goa will never forget the occasion. I was just about to be introduced when I collided with the corner of a shelf, onstage, and began bleeding profusely from a head wound. Blood was suddenly everywhere, over my hands, face and dripping onto the floor — just like a horror movie!I was whisked away, cleaned up, and I emerged a few minutes later with a blood-soaked compress on my head. I peeled this off, and gave my talk. The show went on, in true thespian spirit, but half way through, the wound opened up again and I had to be patched up before continuing. read more

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Mens Volleyball No 11 Ohio State returns to winning ways with straightset

Redshirt sophomore Jake Hanes (16) anticipates making contact with the ball at the game against George Mason on Jan. 18 at St. John Arena in Columbus. Credit: Ethan Clewell | Senior Reporter.A frustrating stretch of three straight losses hung over the No. 11 Ohio State men’s volleyball team (3-3) prior to Saturday’s match against Erskine, the longest winless stretch it has experienced since the 2013-14 season.Yet, the Buckeyes quickly found themselves back to their winning ways as they broke their three-game losing streak with a dominant, straight-set victory over Erskine (1-5), 25-12, 25-22 and 25-17.Ohio State men’s volleyball head coach Pete Hanson called a team meeting Saturday morning to discuss what happened in the home loss to George Mason on Friday.“I kind of asked the guys, hey, what did they think about as they reflected back on the match,” Hanson said.He noticed that a lot of the same things were mentioned.“They didn’t play with a lot of energy,” Hanson said. “They weren’t really committed to what we needed to do to beat a good team, and consequently a good team beat us.” The Buckeyes proved their commitment early on Saturday when they tallied 16 of the final 21 points in the first set, cruising to 25-12 victory.Despite 19 service errors in the match, Ohio State used six aces and 9.5 blocks to finish Erskine in straight sets.Two of those aces came from sophomore opposite hitter Jake Hanes, also adding 12 kills, eight digs and contributing on five blocks for the Buckeyes.But Hanes was outpaced in the kill category for the first time this season, as sophomore outside hitter Martin Lallemand tallied 13 kills, adding two aces and contributing on two blocks.Looking to build on the one-sided first set, Ohio State jumped out to an early second set lead, but eight service errors kept the Buckeyes from pulling away. But a kill by redshirt senior middle blocker Blake Leeson began a 3-0 scoring run, pushing the Buckeye lead to 21-17.Leeson also helped jumpstart a 7-1 run by the Buckeyes to start the third set with a two kills and an ace, leading to 25-17 victory.Though Leeson was productive, hitting 11 kills on 13 attacks for an .846 hitting percentage, he recognized the team still has room for improvement.“There are a lot of things we have to do mentally to fix some issues that we have,” Leeson said. “I think that with each game, with the young group that we do have playing on the court right now, I think that [experience] will help that.”Ohio State also had a significant contribution from the bench.Freshman middle blocker Ethan Talley made the most of his time on the court, adding three kills and contributing on a team-high seven blocks.Ohio State will return to action against conference foe Ball State at 7 p.m. on Saturday in Muncie, Indiana. read more

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Selfish partygoers getting blotto are putting intolerable strain on NHS says its

first_img“At a time of year when hospitals are always under pressure caring for a spike in winter emergencies, it’s really selfish to get so blotto that you end up in an ambulance or an A&E,” he said.“More than a third of A&E attendances at peak times are caused by drunkenness – casualty nurses and doctors are understandably frustrated about the NHS being used as a national hangover service,” he added. The OECD figures show UK has the highest of all cocaine use among those aged between 15 and 34.In total, 4.2 per cent of such adults have taken the drug in the UK – more than twice the 1.9 per cent average.The number of Britons taking the drug has increased since the last time the international research was done in 2013, when Britain was second worst in the league tables for cocaine, with 3.3 per cent of young adults now using it.Britain has the third highest rates of Ecstasy use, with 3.5 per cent of those aged between 15 and 34 taking the drug in the previous year, compared with an OECD average of 1.7 per cent.The UK figure is a sharp rise from the 2.4 per cent recorded in 2013. Taj Hassan, president of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine welcomed the intervention by Mr Stevens, and urged those enjoying a night out to take more responsibility. “Emergency departments in this country are facing enormous pressures with the workload that we have, so the fact that we end up end up with unfortunate patients who have decided to become intoxicated to extremes and burden the NHS with even more work is very regrettable,” he said. “We all want people to enjoy themselves but they do have to take responsibility.”Joanna Simons, Chief Executive of Alcohol Concern, called for stronger measures to tackle problem drinking.“Underage drinking is not only bad for the health of young people but it can leave them vulnerable and at risk from all sorts of harm.“To get to grips with these issues we need the Government to get tough on alcohol sponsorship and introduce a minimum unit price, a targeted measure designed to protect the youngest and most vulnerable drinkers,” she said. Simon Stevens  Underage drinking is not only bad for the health of young people but it can leave them vulnerable and at risk from all sorts of harm.Joanna Simons, chief executive of Alcohol Concern Simon Stevens said the NHS was being used as a national hangover service Credit:PA  He issued the warning as casualty staff and ambulance crews were braced for New Year’s carnage, with drink-related admissions to hospitals expected to double tomorrow.Figures comparing 26 countries show British girls are among the most likely to have been repeatedly drunk by the age of 15, with only Denmark and Hungary faring worse. Show more And Britain’s STD rates are among the worst in the western world. The UK has the highest rates of gonorrhoea – 59.7 cases per 100,000 people compared with an OECD average of 20 per 100,000, and is in the worst six for chlamydia and syphilis.Experts are particularly concerned about the rates of chlamydia – 367 cases per 100,000 people, compared with OECD average of 187 per 100,000 – as the disease can threaten future fertility.Meanwhile, rates of syphilis at 7.2 per 100,000 compared with an OECD average of 5.1 per 100,000.Mr Stevens said too many young people were ignoring such risks.”In your 20s you feel immortal, but that doesn’t mean you’re invincible. Young free and single is great, but infections are on the rise, so the NHS advice is ‘open your eyes to STIs,” he said.center_img Show more The NHS chief executive said the behaviour of binge-drinkers during the festive season was placing strain on health service resources.”In our towns and cities this Christmas and New Year, the paramedic called to a drunk partygoer passed out on the pavement is an ambulance crew obviously not then available for a genuine medical emergency,” he said.The figures from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development paint a picture of party lifestyles, hedonism and promiscuity.British girls had one of the worst records for drunkenness, with significantly more binge drinking than boys of the same age.In total, 33 per cent of British girls aged 15 have been drunk at least twice, compared with an OECD average of 24 per cent. Among boys the figure was 28 per cent, one percentage point higher than the average.Separate analysis of NHS data by healthcare analysts Dr Foster shows that drink-related admissions for acute intoxication peak on New Year’s Day – with 2.6 times as many cases as on the average day. The NHS is being put under intolerable strain by “selfish” partygoers getting “blotto”, the head of the health service has warned.Simon Stevens said the NHS was being treated as the “National Hangover Service” as international research found Britain has one of the worst records for binge drinking, drug taking and sexually transmitted diseases.The NHS chief executive said services already under heavy pressure were being compromised by those hell bent on hard living. The UK is also the worst country in the West for cocaine usage, with the highest levels of some sexually transmitted infections (STIs) the figures from the OECD show.Last night Mr Stevens said the self-centred antics of party goers were diverting healthcare staff from those in need of urgent attention. Show more At a time of year when hospitals are always under pressure, it’s really selfish to get so blotto that you end up in an ambulance or an A&ESimon Stevens, NHS chief executive Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

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Father tells deplorable food businesses to stop playing Russian roulette as takeaway

The Royal Spice Indian take away, which has since re-opened under new managementCredit:Chris Neill/Maverick Photography “Our lives will never be the same. The loss of our beautiful daughter has completely devastated us. Megan’s positive presence and infectious smile will forever be missed.”It breaks our hearts that Megan didn’t get the chance to sit her GCSE exams, something she had worked so incredibly hard for, to celebrate her 16th birthday or go to the school prom with her friends.”Megan didn’t get the opportunity to fulfil her ambition of working in musical theatre, to explore the world, fall in love or have children of her own.”It’s these thoughts that cause great sadness, because nobody deserved it more than Megan.” Peter Wright QC, prosecuting, told the court her death was a “disaster waiting to happen”.It was alleged there was a “litany of failings” in the kitchen including poor hygiene and no records of ingredients kept.The takeaway has since reopened under new ownership.The two men were released on bail to be sentenced on November 7. Family members of Megan were in tears in the public gallery as the two men, who are both Bangladeshi nationals, were found guilty.The court heard Megan’s friend ordered the meal through the Just Eat website and wrote “prawns, nuts” in the comments and notes section.But the meal, which included an onion bhaji, a seekh kebab and a Peshwari naan, was later found to have the “widespread presence” of peanut protein.Megan had an immediate reaction to the kebab and died two days later after suffering irreversible brain damage from a later asthma attack.Following her death a police inquiry was launched and later on January 6 the restaurant was immediately closed down by Trading Standards and environmental hygiene officers. The Royal Spice Indian take away, which has since re-opened under new management The eight men and four women took about six hours of deliberations to reach their verdicts.Rashid, of Rudd Street, Haslingden, who had claimed he was merely a delivery driver at the restaurant at the time, was also found guilty of failing to discharge a general duty of employers, contrary to the Health and Safety at Work Act, and another count of failing to put in place, implement and maintain a permanent procedure or procedures in contravention of European Union food safety regulations.Kuddus, of Belper Street, Blackburn, had already pleaded guilty to those two charges on behalf of himself and on behalf of Royal Spice Takeaway Ltd. Mohammed Abdul Kuddus (left) and Harun Rashid (right), arriving at Manchester Crown Court The family of a teenager who died of an allergic reaction after eating a takeaway have urged “deplorable” food businesses to “stop playing Russian roulette” as two bosses were found guilty of her manslaughter. Nut allergy sufferer Megan Lee, 15, died after eating food from the Royal Spice Takeaway in Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, on December 30, 2016.On Friday, a jury at Manchester Crown Court found takeaway owner Mohammed Abdul Kuddus, 40, and Harun Rashid, 38, who was alleged to be the manager, guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence.In a statement read outside court, Megan’s parents Adam and Gemma Lee said: “Megan’s legacy is to be kind, considerate, to be helpful to others. We will continue to work with the Anaphylaxis Campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of allergies.”Whilst we may have received some justice with today’s verdicts, we live in hope that today’s result is a warning to other food businesses operating in such a “deplorable and ignorant” manner to learn from this and improve their standards with immediate effect.”We urge all food businesses to improve their standards in food safety and take allergies seriously.”Mr Lee added: “Do not guess, do not play ignorant, do not play Russian roulette with precious lives. Mohammed Abdul Kuddus (left) and Harun Rashid (right), arriving at Manchester Crown CourtCredit:Ricky Champagne/Cavendish 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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Thirsty for a revolution No were not insist Rahenys elderly residents

first_img(Youtube: TheJournal.ie)Whatever victories the protesters claim in the next weeks and months — in all likelihood they can never be anything more than fleeting.While Lyons spoke of a “fatalism” among people in the area, those who live on the road insisted they were “just being realistic”.Indeed, even the local Sinn Féin councillor Mícheál Mac Donncha, who opposes the Government’s water charges plan, has said the actions can only ever be “token”.In the meantime, the general consensus on Tonlegee Drive seems to be that the residents want their road back — and that while they may not like paying more taxes, they want their meters installed too.Not without sympathy for their situation, Byrne conceded “it’s not nice for them to have groups of people congregating out on the road”.“It’s good for them that we can finally pull out.”He added:But if the contractors come back, we’ll come back.Read: From a trickle… Water protests now springing up all over Dublin 5 Read: Gardaí called in to support Irish Water contractors at Raheny protestRead: One arrested as angry protesters confront Taoiseach at elderly-care centre WATER PROTESTS IN the Dubin 5 area have been in the news sporadically in recent weeks.An initial demonstration hit the headlines in late April when a small group of protesters from anti-austerity group ‘Dublin Says No’ picketed a house on Watermill Drive, Raheny.Further demonstrations have also been taking place in the wider area — including Donaghmede, Raheny’s Grange Road, Edenmore Crescent and at Briarfield in Kilbarrack.Along with the DSN activists, members of People Before Profit, Sinn Féin, Éirigí and other groups have been involved in the demonstrations.In some cases, householders have requested the help of the campaigners — and their neighbours have turned out to support the actions.In others, locals have complained about their presence  — and asked that they leave their area.  A demo at Briarfield in Kilbarrack in April [Dublin Says No/Facebook] The anti-water meters protests were back in the headlines this week — as a result of chaotic scenes at Tonlegee Drive in Raheny, where a wheelchair-user was hospitalised after an incident that took place in the course of a demonstration.Campaigners with DSN were also accused of threatening and “thuggish” behaviour when they picketed the Taoiseach’s appearance at a nearby elderly care centre.[Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland]Derek Byrne, from Donaghmede, one of the main organisers of the DSN campaign, has rejected the accusations of inappropriate behaviour — insisting nurses and patients were happy to see them at the event at St Joseph’s Hospital.Speaking to TheJournal.ie on Tonlegee Drive yesterday, he also defended the group’s tactics of actively interfering with metering work.A series of videos posted online by Byrne show harried-looking contractors being taunted by demonstrators for prolonged periods (the workers have clearly been instructed by higher-ups not to react). Amongst the many clips, there’s also footage of Byrne repeatedly stepping on a shovel as a frustrated worker attempts to dig the pavement.And while he was satisfied that his group appeared to have secured a temporary victory on the road, with work halted for the time-being, he said that if the workers came back they’d “literally be lynched”.Derek Byrne of ‘Dublin Says No’ [Pic: Daragh Brophy]Residents’ viewsA quick canvass of the road as locals took the sun in their gardens and came out to collect their bins provided a very different interpretation of the week’s events, however.Elderly residents spoke of an atmosphere of fear and intimidation in the area, with most expressing a desire for the protesters to leave the scene and let the metering work take place.A member of the local residents’ association committee said she was “absolutely disgusted” by their presence and that locals were “definitely not happy” with the demonstrators’ actions.“They’re making a disgrace of the place,” she said.While some residents said they didn’t mind the group being there — many others complained of loud, unruly behaviour, “too much roaring and shouting” and traffic disruption along the quiet residential road, where the overwhelming majority of home-owners are aged in their 70s and 80s.“They’re not from the area. We don’t know who these people are,” the woman from residents’ association said.“There’s no-one from the street supporting them, and there’s been huge disruption as a result. The bus couldn’t get down here yesterday because all this was going on — and some of us have trouble walking and getting about.“We’re afraid,” she added. “We’re don’t know who’s hanging around or what they’re doing.”I saw a sign saying ‘thirsty for a revolution’ … We’re not.The vast majority of residents who spoke said that — with the exception of one man, whose parents own a house on the road — no-one from Tonlegee Drive had turned out to stand with the protesters.Tonlegee Drive, Raheny Reports of just how many activists are involved in the ongoing actions differ — but most suggest the numbers only ever swell to about thirty at the maximum.In general, what happens is that a small number of organisers keep an eye on locations where they know contractors are active.When they begin work, reinforcements are called in.What happened this week…As a result of the presence of the protesters, installations have been sporadic on Tonlegee Drive for almost three weeks — but Irish Water insist work had to take place on Thursday, due to a risk of flooding.Supply had been cut off to three homes 48 hours earlier to allow for meter-installation work to take place.That didn’t go ahead (because of the demonstrators, Irish Water say) and on Tuesday evening the protest group called in local plumbers to bypass the piping installed by the contractors and reconnect supply.A spokesperson for Irish Water said immediate remedial work was necessary by Thursday, as the whole road could have been flooded if the temporary plumbing job wasn’t fixed.But there were accusations of political policing from the protesters as six gardaí stood behind work cordons to support the contractors carrying out that repair job.The demonstrators (and there were about 25-30 present on Thursday) contend they weren’t just fixing the problem, but surreptitiously installing metering equipment too.ClaimsIrish Water have accused those staging the actions of engaging regularly in intimidatory behaviour.In turn, the protesters contend that the contractors carrying out the work have breached a wide range of health and safety rules.The semi-state body said in a statement to this website that “robust safety criteria” were always observed, and that regular audits took place to make sure that remained the case.Meanwhile, gardaí are co-operating with a Health & Safety Authority investigation taking place into what a HSA spokesperson described as the “suspected workplace accident” involving the wheelchair-using DSN protester.[John Lyons]The contractors weren’t at the scene yesterday — and the pavement sites where they had been working, along a small number of houses on one side of the road, are now covered over temporarily with tarmac.Based on their experience elsewhere, the protesters say they don’t expect to see the workers back any time soon.What happens now?An elderly resident from one of those houses who spoke to TheJournal.ie said that while he was “generally neutral” on the issue of water charges, on the balance of things, he’d rather have the meter installed than be hit with an “assessed charge” bill.Questioned on the subject, John Lyons, a People Before Profit councillor for the area, who has also been leading the water demonstrations, said that in such cases he’d be happy to recommend the protesters stand aside.Byrne, from DSN, also maintained that was the practice, saying “We’ve done it. If the resident comes out and wants it in, they can have the meter”.A number of residents, however, said demonstrators were refusing to leave the pavement outside houses when asked.“You must be joking,” the residents’ association committee member said at the suggestion, adding that one woman who made a request of the group this week “got a not-very-nice response”.Lyons stressed the importance of dialogue with residents, and said he was keen for the issue to be handled democratically.He also insisted that a number of locals had voiced their support for the ongoing action.It’s not as if there’s no local involvement, of course there is.last_img read more

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How to make the Ponyo putt putt boat

first_imgUnless you’ve been living without a TV for the past several years it would be hard to miss watching a Studio Ghibli movie. One of the most recent anime releases from Hayao Miyazaki‘s studio is the unforgettable Ponyo. The movie follows the story of a goldfish that becomes friends with a little boy and attempts to become human. It is a typical Ghibli release that all the family, regardless of age, can walk away saying they enjoyed it.In Ponyo there are some very memorable scenes involving a boat the boy drives that is powered by a candle. It’s a very simple steam engine design otherwise known as a putt-putt boat, and John Graham-Cumming has recently highlighted just how easy it is to make a real-life version.AdChoices广告The putt-putt boat works by using a candle to heat water to turn it into steam. That steam then forces water out of pipes at the back of the boat pushing it fowards. To make it all you need is the following materials:An emtpy juice cartonAn emtpy drink canTwo strawsTea lightTapeEpoxy glueFollowing the simple instructions John suplements with images, you can very quickly end up with a working Ponyo boat as the video below demonstrates:The thing we like about this is it offers an opportunity for parents to do some craftwork with their kids after watching the movie. Which young child isn’t going to get excited about making such a boat? And all it takes is a few materials you’ve probably already got around the house.If John’s instructions aren’t enough you can always head on over to Science Toy Maker which has more examples and more detailed instructions to follow.via jgc.orglast_img read more

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Le secret de la peinture bleue des Mayas enfin percé

first_imgLe secret de la peinture bleue des Mayas enfin percé ?Publiant leurs travaux dans la revue Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, des chercheurs espagnols ont découvert un nouveau composant dans la peinture bleue caractéristique dont les Mayas ornaient leurs constructions et divers objets, et dont la recette exacte n’avait jamais pu être établie.Chez les anciens Mayas, une peinture bleu vif, remarquablement durable, appelée de nos jours “le Bleu maya”, était utilisée pour décorer les murs des palais, les poteries… et peut-être même le corps des victimes des sacrifices humains. C’est du moins l’une des hypothèses pour expliquer la couche de boue teintée de bleu, épaisse de 4 mètres, observée au fond du Cenote sacré, un gouffre sacrificiel du célèbre site précolombien de Chichén Itzá, dans la péninsule du Yucatan, au Mexique.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?La recette exacte de cette peinture, en tout cas, échappait aux scientifiques, qui en connaissaient néanmoins les 2 principaux ingrédients : l’indigo, un colorant végétal, et la palygorskite, une argile. Mais, récemment, une équipe espagnole en a découvert un nouveau composant. “Nous avons détecté un second pigment dans les échantillons, le dehydroindigo, qui a dû se former par oxydation de l’indigo quand celui-ci a subi une exposition à la chaleur (…)”, dit Antonio Doménech, de l’Université de Valence.”L’indigo est bleu et le dehydroindigo est jaune, donc la présence de ces deux pigments dans des proportions variables expliquerait la tonalité plus ou moins verdâtre du Bleu maya”, ajoute t-il. Selon lui, il est possible que les Mayas savaient comment obtenir la teinte désirée en faisant varier la température de préparation, par exemple en chauffant le mélange plus ou moins longtemps, ou en ajoutant plus ou moins de bois dans le feu. Désormais, le chercheur et ses collègues espèrent donc en apprendre davantage en étudiant les liaisons chimiques qui unissent les composantes organiques et minérales de la peinture.Le 3 avril 2013 à 19:44 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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NXT returns to Miami and West Palm Beach in March

first_imgFacebook 8/24 NXT Live Results: Tampa, FL (#1 Contender Battle Royal, NXT Title Match) Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Roman Reigns is in Remission Twitter Now Playing Up Next 9/13 NXT Live Results: Cocoa, FL (Dain vs. Kushida, NXT North American Title Match) Videos Articles Triple H Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions 7/27 NXT Live Results: Atlanta, GA (Two Championship matches, Karen Q injured) WhatsApp Who Will Face Undertaker At WrestleMania 35? Vince Mcmahon Videos Articles Google+ Now Playing Up Next Pinterest WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT Courtesy of WWE.com:WWE NXT returns to Miami and West Palm Beach this MarchGet ready, South Florida, because WWE COO Triple H announced on Twitter that NXT is returning to Miami and West Palm Beach this March!As NXT’s sure-to-be historic TakeOver: Dallas during WrestleMania 32 Week draws near, tensions are rising between The Superstars of Tomorrow. Don’t miss a second of the action featuring Superstars like NXT Champion Finn Bálor, NXT Women’s Champion Bayley, Sami Zayn, Baron Corbin, Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady w/Carmella, American Alpha and more!On Thursday, March 18, NXT returns to the Fieldhouse at BankUnited Center in Miami. The South Florida road trip continues in West Palm Beach on Friday, March 19, at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. Bell time for both shows is 7:30 p.m. ET. Tickets will be available starting this Friday, Feb. 19, at 10 a.m. ET. Visit the following websites for complete ticket information:Miami: Ticketmaster.comWest Palm Beach: NXTTickets.comDon’t miss your chance to see The Superstars of Tomorrow as the road to NXT TakeOver: Dallas heats up!Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipIs WWE Losing Its Audience?Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:29/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 100.00%0:06Remaining Time -0:24 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the listlast_img read more

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Jarrold and Sons completes £19m pensions buyin

first_imgRetail organisation Jarrold and Sons has completed a £19 million pensions buy-in transaction.The transaction has secured pension payments for over 500 scheme members, as well as reduced pensions longevity risks for the organisation’s pension scheme, which is provided by Aviva.Western Pension Solutions advised Jarrold and Sons on all aspects of the buy-in transaction. The organisation’s pension scheme trustees were advised by law firms Barnett Waddingham, Berkeley Burke and Co, and Mills and Reeve.Christopher Doggett, finance director at Jarrold and Sons, said: “We are very pleased with this outcome. This was our first insurance transaction and marks another important step towards our ultimate goal of fully securing the futures of our scheme members and providing longer-term stability for shareholders.”last_img read more

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US Senate candidates debate Arctic issues in Barrow

first_imgBarrow file photo by Steven KazlowskSen. Lisa Murkowski and three challengers debated today in Barrow, in what is said to be the first U.S. Senate debate to take place above the Arctic Circle.Independent Margaret Stock repeatedly came out against Republican candidates and policies. Stock says under Republican leadership, the country won’t be able to pay for icebreakers, ports and other Arctic infrastructure.“If you have a political party that is dedicated to austerity and cutting taxes for the wealthy, then we’re not going to have the resources to do the things that I expect we will all agree here that we need to get done,” she said.Stock, who has significant Democratic support, says she’s voting for Democrat Hillary Clinton for president.The Democratic nominee, Ray Metcalfe, says he’s supporting Clinton, as does independent Breck Craig. Craig says Republican Donald Trump wouldn’t be a good president for the Arctic.“And unless he can put a hotel here, he’ll probably will have no interest in in knowing anything about it,” said Craig.Murkowski wouldn’t say how she’ll vote at the top of the ticket.“I do not favor Mrs. Clinton, and I do not favor Mr. Trump,” she said.The debate was sponsored by the Inuit Arctic Business Alliance and broadcast on KBRW. Moderator Rhonda McBride asked the candidates how they’d pay the high costs Arctic communities face due to climate change.Metcalfe says oil companies should pay.“I think the people who got rich bringing about all this global warming are the people that need to pay for moving the villages,” he said, though he did not specify how he thinks the tax or fee should be levied.Murkowski says she’s trying to get a bill passed to create revenue-sharing, from federal oil and gas production, onshore and off.“And from those revenues we create a tribal resilience fund,” Murkowski said. “That tribal resilience fund is available for everything from relocation of villages to making sure that communities’ needs are met.”Stock says she wants revenue-sharing, too, with an even bigger share going to Alaska than Murkowski proposes.“But to be direct the federal government is not going to have enough money to fully mitigate the huge costs of climate change in Alaska, Stock said. “We’re talking about $1 million per person in Kivalina to relocate, and Kivalina is going to be underwater in the next 10 years.”Stock says the country should slow the rate of climate change, by supporting international agreements to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and proceed with the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan.Craig also said the cost of moving villages is immense and will require funds from international organizations as well as the federal and state governments.Libertarian candidate Joe Miller, who polls show is running second to Murkowski, did not attend the debate.last_img read more

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Amazon is offering 20 credit for preordering EA games

first_imgDead Space 3 will be available to buy in less than two weeks on February 5, and for many gamers it’s a day one purchase. EA is making sure it takes advantage of that desire for the game by offering a $160 version called the Dead Space 3: Dev-Team Edition. However, if all you want is the game then there are some good deals about.The latest we’ve heard about also seems to be one of the best. If you pre-order the game on either PS3 or Xbox 360 from Amazon, you will receive $20 back in store credit. So that’s $59.99 for the game and $20 straight back into your account to spend on something else.It’s not just Dead Space 3 that’s benefiting from the credit offer, though. You can get between $10-$20 back for pre-ordering other EA games on the major consoles, including Crysis 3 ($20), SimCity ($20), Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel Overkill Edition ($20), and God of War: Ascension ($10). And as we detailed yesterday, a God of War: Ascension purchase also comes with the added incentive of early access to a The Last of Us demo.If you intended on purchasing all of those games anyway, then pre-ordering them through Amazon will net you a $90 refund in credit. I doubt you’ll find a better deal other than waiting for the price of the games to drop after release.The release dates for each of the games in the offer are:Dead Space 3 – February 5Crysis 3 – February 19SimCity – March 5God of War: Ascension – March 12Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel Overkill Edition – March 26via Dealzonlast_img read more

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IMA president Santanu Sen vows regulatory changes to ensure wellbeing of patients

first_imgKolkata: After taking charge as the national president of Indian Medical Association (IMA), Trinamool Congress MP from Rajya Sabha, Dr Santanu Sen vowed to bring in some regulatory changes to safeguard the wellbeing of people in a better way.Dr Sen has taken a pledge to implement 13 point agenda including that of bringing a Central law to prevent violence in hospitals and health care units across the country. IMA would take up the issue with the Centre so that a stringent law can be promulgated to protect the patients, doctors and other heath workers from being assaulted by mob. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeIt may be mentioned that various medical colleges in the city and other state-run hospitals in the state often witness violence with an irate mob ransacking hospital building or furniture and creating panic among patients. “We will talk to the Centre regarding the need of bringing up a Centralised law to prevent violence on health care establishments. There should be a provision of imposing huge penalty on those who lodge false complaints with an intention to earn money. We will also urge the Centre to conduct regular school health check-ups and adult vaccination a must for certain diseases,” Dr Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedSen maintained. Once again reiterating his stance on National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, 2017, Dr Sen said they would strengthen its fight against anti-federal, anti-poor undemocratic Bill. As the Centre has come up with the idea of implementing the NMC Bill, various doctors’ organisations, including IMA termed the move as anti-community and anti-poor, and claimed it will damage the health system of the country. “We will also fight against the empanelment process, package rates, involvement of insurance companies and budgetary allocation of Ayushman Bharat Scheme. We will also make an appeal before the Centre to increase health budget. We will actively take part in implementing several Central and State Health projects. There is also a plan to start a course on basic and advanced life support,” Sen said. He also announced that the headquarter building of IMA would be named after Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy. IMA was born in Kolkata in 1928. Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy was the first national IMA president from Bengal, while Nilratan Sircar was the second from Bengal. Dr Sen is the ninth Bengali to win the post of national president after a gap of 14 years. It may be mentioned that Dr Sudipto Roy was the last person from Bengal to become the national president of the largest organisation of doctors from 2004-2005.last_img read more

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Linux Mint 183 MATE and Cinnamon released

first_imgLinux Mint 18.3 MATE and Cinnamon released by Martin Brinkmann on November 27, 2017 in Linux – Last Update: January 04, 2018 – 8 commentsThe Linux Mint team has released version 18.3 of the popular Linux distribution as MATE and Cinnamon versions to the public.Linux Mint 18.3 is a long term support released; this means that the development team will support it with updates until 2021.The new version of the Linux distribution comes with improvements to existing features such as the software manager, but also new features that are introduced in the new release.Tip: Check out our guide on upgrading to a new Linux Mint version.Linux Mint 18.3The software manager was revamped in the release giving it a look that is more modern and more polished at the same time when it comes to the experience of users.The new software manager runs in user mode which means that users can run it without supplying an administrator password. Elevation is still required for installing or removing applications, but the password is remembered over the course of the session so that you don’t have to enter it repeatedly.The interface has a new layout, and it starts up with a featured applications section that lists some of the most popular programs that are compatible with Linux Mint.Linux Mint 18.3 supports Flatpak and comes with it installed by default. It allows you to install applications even if their dependencies are not compatible with Linux Mint.Just click on the Flatpak category of the Software Manager to display them all.Once installed Flatpaks run in their own environment and in isolation. They do not impact the rest of the operating system.The developers have updated the built-in backup tool as well. The backup tool’s sole purpose is to make it easy to back up the home directory. All files are saved as TAR archives, and the restoration of files restores them to their original location on the device.Custom configurations are remembered across sessions to make it easier for users. It is now also simpler to select the software that you want backed up, as you get a listing of installed packages from the Software Manager now when you open the “software selection” backup option.Linux Mint 18.3 features a system snapshots program called Timeshift. You may use Timeshift to create a backup of the operating system so that you may restore it at a later point in time.Mike covered Timeshift recently as well, and you may want to check out his article for more details on the feature.The new version of Linux Mint ships with a System Reports tool designed to provide users of the system with crash information, and general purpose information reports.Cinnamon changesCinnamon supports GNOME online accounts; useful for instance to browse accounts in Nemo.Another Cinnamon exclusive feature is support for Synaptics and Lininput drivers for touchpads. Cinnamon uses Lininput by default, but if it is removed by a system admin, Synaptics is used instead.The Cinnamon spices configuration module for configuring applets, desklets, themes and extensions was revamped. One useful change is the ability to set applets to panels directly.You may configure the size and position of the on-screen keyboard. Additionally, AT-SPI support was improved, and Onboard and Cinnamon are both installed by default without them getting in the way of each other.Support for HybridSleep.Improved HiDPI support.Window progress support to display the progress of processes, e.g. installations in panel window list.Other changesThe Xed text editor has a minimap feature in Linux Mint 18.3.New configuration options for the login screen. Automatic login options added among other things.Out of the box spell checking support for several languages.Redshift is installed by default.Upload Manager and Domain Blocker are not installed by default anymore.New artwork for backgrounds as usually.You can check out the changelogs for Linux Mint 18.3 MATE and Cinnamon with a click on the links.Downloads are already provided on the official Linux Mint website.´You can upgrade from another 18.x build to Linux Mint 18.3 in the Update Manager. The new version should show up as an option under Edit. If it does not, make sure that mintupdate and mint-update-info are up to date.SummaryArticle NameLinux Mint 18.3 MATE and Cinnamon releasedDescriptionThe Linux Mint team has released version 18.3 of the popular Linux distribution as MATE and Cinnamon versions to the public. Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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Philips Launches IntraSight Interventional Applications Platform

first_img Related Content May 20, 2019 — Philips announced the launch of the new IntraSight interventional applications platform. The secure, application-based platform offers a comprehensive suite of clinically proven instant wave-free ratio (iFR), fractional flow reserve (FFR), intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and co-registration1 modalities to simplify complex interventions and speed routine procedures.In image-guided treatments of the heart and peripheral blood vessels, there is an increasing trend to use advanced catheters and pressure wires that are capable of producing ultrasound images of the interior of blood vessels (IVUS) and perform blood pressure measurements (FFR and iFR). There is a growing body of clinical evidence that the use of such technologies in conjunction with interventional X-ray improves patient outcomes.“IntraSight has made an immediate impact in our lab,” said Rasha Al-Lamee, M.D., clinical academic interventional cardiology consultant at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, U.K. “It is so simple and intuitive to use that it took us no time at all to get used to it. It has made using physiology and imaging even quicker and easier, which is a great advance for us and for our patients.”Philips IntraSight optimizes lab performance with tableside touchscreen control, systems integration, data management and remote service diagnostics. The combination of IntraSight and Azurion, Philips’ image-guided therapy platform, provides a level of diagnostic insight and intuitive tableside control that enables clinicians to provide cardiac and peripheral vascular patients with superior care. IntraSight delivers an outstanding user experience, according to Philips. with a modern, intuitive interface that minimizes learning curves and increases workflow confidence.Further providing seamless integration in the interventional lab, Philips SyncVision, available on IntraSight 4, advances patient care by mapping both the pressure profile and IVUS measurements of the whole vessel onto the angiogram. With iFR pullback and co-registration and IVUS co-registration1, physicians can identify the precise locations causing ischemia, plan stent length and placement with a virtual stent, and predict physiologic improvement.iFR is a pressure-derived index proprietary to Philips, allowing a simplified hyperemia-free physiological assessment of coronary blockages. It continues to be adopted into clinical practice, with mounting evidence the technology contributes to reducing costs, improving outcomes 2, 3, 4 and enhancing the patient experience.IntraSight will be showcased at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI)scientific sessions, May 19-22 in Las Vegas, and EuroPCR, May 21-24 in Paris, France.For more information: www.usa.philips.com/healthcare News | Interventional Radiology | July 31, 2019 International Multidisciplinary Group Publishes Recommendations for Personalized HCC Treatment With Y90 TheraSphere New consensus recommendations for personalized treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with BTG’s TheraSphere have… read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | May 20, 2019 Philips Launches IntraSight Interventional Applications Platform Platform integrates intravascular imaging and physiology applications for image-guided procedures Videos | Interventional Radiology | June 26, 2019 VIDEO: How Alexa Might Help During Interventional Radiology Procedures Kevin Seals, M.D.,… read more VIDEO: How Alexa Might Help During Interventional Radiology ProceduresKevin Seals, M.D., 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.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 4:47Loaded: 3.40%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -4:47 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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Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 14, 2019 FDA Clears NvisionVLE Imaging System for Pancreatic and Biliary Applications August 14, 2019 — NinePoint Medical Inc. announced it has received U.S. read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | June 24, 2019 Mentice and Siemens Healthineers Integrate VIST Virtual Patient With Artis Icono Angiography System Siemens Healthineers and Mentice AB announced the collaboration to fully integrate Mentice’s VIST Virtual Patient into… read more References1. Co-registration tools available within IntraSight 7 configuration via SyncVision.2. Davies J.E., et al. Use of the Instantaneous Wave-free Ratio or Fractional Flow Reserve in PCI. N Engl J Med. 2017 May 11;376(19):1824-1834.3. Gotberg M., et al. iFR Swedeheart Investigators. Instantaneous Wave-free Ratio versus Fractional Flow Reserve to Guide PCI. N Engl J Med. 2017 May 11;376(19):1813-1823.4. Patel M. “Cost-effectiveness of Instantaneous Wave-free Ratio (iFR) compared with Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR) to guide coronary revascularization decision making.” Late-breaking Clinical Trial presentation at ACC on March 10, 2018. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Interventional Radiology | June 19, 2019 Merit Medical Acquires Brightwater Medical Inc. Merit Medical Systems Inc. announced it has acquired Brightwater Medical Inc., based in Temecula, Calif. Brightwater… read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 24, 2019 WVU Medicine Installs First Alphenix 4D CT in the U.S. The West Virginia University (WVU) Heart and Vascular Institute is the first hospital in the country to acquire the… 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 | Interventional Radiology | July 03, 2019 Varian Purchasing Embolic Bead Assets from Boston Scientific Varian announced it has signed an asset purchase agreement to acquire the Boston Scientific portfolio of drug-loadable… read more Technology | Information Technology | June 20, 2019 DOSIsoft Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Planet Onco Dose Software DOSIsoft announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market Planet… read more Image courtesy of NinePoint Medical Henry Ford Hospital’s ViewRay MRIdian linear accelerator system allows real-time MRI-guided radiotherapy. Shown is the support staff for this system. In the center of the photo is Benjamin Movsas, M.D., chair of radiation oncology at Henry Ford Cancer Institute. Second from the right is Carri Glide-Hurst, Ph.D., director of translational research, radiation oncology. Feature | Henry Ford Hospital | May 21, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Innovations in Radiotherapy and Radiology at Henry Ford Hospital Henry Ford Hospital thought leaders regularly speak at the radiation oncology and radiology conferences about new res read morelast_img read more

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