Average data breach cost hits Rs 128 crore in India IBM

first_imgNew Delhi: The average cost of data breach in India grew 7.29 per cent year-over-year to reach Rs 12.8 crore from Rs 11.9 crore last year, said a new study by IBM on Tuesday. Per capita cost per lost or stolen record reached Rs 5,019, which represents an increase of 9.76 per cent from the prior year, said the “Cost of a Data Breach” report. The root cause for 51 per cent of data breaches was malicious or criminal attacks, system glitches contributed to 27 per cent of breaches and human error led to 22 per cent of breaches in India, the findings showed. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year “India is witnessing a significant change in the nature of cyber-crimes, it is now extremely organised and collaborative,” Vaidyanathan Iyer, Security Software Leader, IBM India/South Asia, said in a statement. “Organisations need to significantly invest in three core areas when it comes to cyber security — risk assessment based on business objectives, cognitive threat management and ensuring digital trust,” Iyer added. The findings are based on in-depth interviews with more than 500 companies around the world that suffered a breach over the past year. Also Read – New HP Pavilion x360 notebook with in-built Alexa in India The study also examined the cost of data breaches in different industries and regions, finding that data breaches in the US are vastly more expensive – costing $8.19 million, or more than double the average for worldwide companies in the study. Costs for data breaches in the U.S. increased by 130 per cent over the past 14 years of the study; up from $3.54 million in the 2006 study. For the ninth year in a row, healthcare organisations had the highest cost of a breach – nearly $6.5 million on average – over 60 per cent more than other industries in the study.last_img read more

Rotary District Governor visits Fort St John to meet with fellow Rotarians

first_img“It’s been tremendous. We’ve been to communities all the way up into the Northwest Territories, into B.C. and Alberta and we’ve seen the impact of what Rotarians are doing in the community and their hands-on work. They’re working on projects like parks, ensuring food security and they’re also ensuring that communities have the strength they need to be strong. There’s not one area that our Rotarians are not strongly focused in communities.”Vavrek says Rotary is a core platform that ensures communities are strong and is a social fabric helping to shift change and make a difference.Starting in July and ending in November, Vavrek expects to travel more than 33,000 kilometres to visit all 60 Rotary Clubs in the District. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Sunrise Rotary Club of Fort St. John was host to a special guest at their breakfast meeting on Wednesday at the Pomeroy Hotel & Conference Centre.As part of a western tour, the new Rotary District Governor, Tracey Vavrek, was in Fort St. John to meet with fellow Rotarians to talk about the meaning of Rotary and how they are serving their community and beyond.So far in her tour, starting back in July, Vavrek says it has been a tremendous experience to see the impact that Rotarians are making in their communities such as making parks and ensuring food security.last_img read more

UNICEF joins efforts to combat deadly dengue fever outbreak in Honduras

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is helping authorities in Honduras try to curb the spread of the local mosquito population as a deadly outbreak of dengue haemorrhagic fever sweeps the Central American country.At least 33 Hondurans have died and more than 1,000 others have needed intensive care in hospital as a result of the outbreak, which coincides with the arrival of the rainy season. In total, at least 33,000 confirmed cases of the disease have been recorded so far this year.UNICEF reported yesterday that it has provided Honduras with four thermal foggers, a type of industrial equipment that will be used to spray mosquitoes to cut short their life cycle.The agency is also working with authorities on a public awareness campaign to encourage Hondurans to eliminate potential breeding grounds for the mosquitoes, such as water-filled containers. One part of the campaign is a project focused on teaching schoolchildren about prevention strategies.“The most effective way to prevent dengue is to eliminate breeding sites before the mosquito can be created,” said Javier Rodriguez, a health and nutrition specialist for UNICEF.“The eggs may settle on the walls of a water container and stay there a year. If they fall into the water, which is more probably during the rainy season, it is easy for the larva to take 10 days to become a mosquito.”Dengue fever, a flu-like illness spread by mosquitoes, often emerges when the insects are able to breed in large numbers in artificial containers and improperly managed garbage, and the virus spreads through the bite of the female of the species. Sufferers may report only mild symptoms and may not realize they have the disease. Aside from joint pain, they may experience rashes, nausea and headaches.But, as in the current outbreak in Honduras, some also suffer the more serious and often fatal form known as dengue haemorrhagic fever, which causes internal bleeding and circulatory failure. 13 August 2010The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is helping authorities in Honduras try to curb the spread of the local mosquito population as a deadly outbreak of dengue haemorrhagic fever sweeps the Central American country. read more

Study calls for federal carbon price to win broad support for oil

Ontario must push to ensure the benefits of proposed oil pipelines in the province — not just their costs and risks — are spread throughout Canada, says a study released Monday by the Mowat Centre.“Unless Alberta and the federal government are more prepared to find ways of sharing costs and benefits more equitably, it is unlikely that pipeline projects will reach fruition,” write the report’s authors.While Ontario would see economic benefits of pipelines in the form of employment and government revenues, the report’s authors argue Alberta and other oil-producing provinces reap a disproportionate share of the bounty.At the same time, they write, Ontario and other provinces have been doing the heavy lifting when it comes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, only to be eclipsed by rising emissions from fossil fuel-rich provinces like Alberta.The most “realistic and reasonable” way to win broad support for pipelines is through a federal price on carbon, the proceeds of which could be invested in research, development and clean technology.“The Ontario government has made it clear that it sees a national interest in oil and gas development and is committed to supporting Alberta’s ambitions,” the report says.“But it is now up to the federal government, the Alberta government and the governments of other hydrocarbon-producing provinces to likewise see the national interest and ask how pipeline development produces benefits across the country.”The report also flags concerns over the impact to Ontario’s natural gas consumers in light of TransCanada Corp.’s proposal to switch part of its west-to-east gas mainline to oil service.There are two proposals in the works to ship western crude to eastern markets via Ontario: Enbridge Inc.’s Line 9 reversal and TransCanada’s much larger Energy East project.On a recent visit to Calgary, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne expressed support for such projects, provided the environment is protected and First Nations are properly consulted.The report was authored by Richard Carlson, who worked in the U.K. advising investors and governments on energy policy and environmental issues, and Matthew Mendelsohn, who has served in both the Ontario and federal governments.The Mowat Centre, located at the University of Toronto’s School of Public Policy and Governance, is a non-partisan public policy research centre. read more

Pictured The sewer where 200 partygoers attended illegal rave after wading through waterfilled

first_imgThe sewer event followed another illegal rave in Newcastle on New Year’s Eve when party-goers danced inside one of the towers of the Tyne Bridge. Sewer rave Pictures have been released of a sewer where around 200 people attended an illegal rave that police have said put lives at risk.Concerned partygoers themselves tipped off police about the dangerous event going on in tunnels underneath bridges in Newcastle on Sunday.Attendees – believed to be students – had to wade through a few feet of water to access the party, where organisers had set up a sound system and lighting.The organisers advertised the licensed event on Facebook and ravers were told to meet at a local pub before being led to the underground venue, at the mouth of the Ouseburn. Northumbria Police are investigating who organised the event and believe university students were involved. Sewer rave A generator found in the sewer where the rave was organisedCredit:Northumbria Police/PA Speakers used by organisers of the ‘dangerous’ underground raveCredit:Northumbria Police/PA Attendees had to wade through water to access the eventCredit:Northumbria Police/PA Police put a stop to the event at 4am after several people who attended contacted the force with their concerns about safety.No arrests have been made, but police said the event was dangerous and organisers put lives at risk. Sewer rave Chief Inspector Dave Pickett said: “You can clearly see from the pictures that this is a dangerous site for members of the public, never mind an appropriate party venue.”These events are not licensed or supported by the responsible authorities whose duty is to oversee the safety of the public.” He added: “It is not an area that is easy to access so if anyone needed the assistance of the emergency services then they would have been in severe trouble.”We are very lucky that we are not talking about a more serious incident, particularly when you consider that many of those involved were under the influence of alcohol.” 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

No going back to Boom and Bert Eamon Gilmores speech to the

first_imgTonight, I want to talk about the future.About our future as a people and as a country.The prospects for our children.The future for families.About how we can create more jobs, keep more of our young people at home, and start to bring home those who have left.About how we can start to have a more positive conversation about where we are going.But these are still difficult times. Some of the most difficult in the 95 year history of our state. And it is hard to talk, or even think about the future while we are still coping with the present. Juggling all the pressures to make ends meet. Feeling squeezed on all sides. Still trying to claw our way out of the crisis.The people of this country didn’t cause the crisis, and the Labour Party didn’t cause it either. But 1,000 days ago, when Labour took on the responsibility of Government, this country was broke, and the Government that broke it, was itself broken. They had handed the d eeds of the country to the banks and then they had surrendered the keys to the Troika when the IOUs were called in.These past few years have been tough and we still have a distance to travel, but for the first time since the crisis began, we can dare to hope again. To face the future and to see a way forward for ourselves, as individuals, as families and as a people.Before the last election, Fianna Fáil had brought this country to its knees. Today, with Labour, and because of the sacrifices of the Irish people, we are climbing back on our feet again.We are creating new jobs, 1200 every week! Unemployment is falling. Things are beginning to improve.And two weeks from tomorrow, on December 15th, we will exit from the EU/IMF bail-out programme.We are getting back on our feet and now we must step forward to the next stage. Ending the seemingly endless crisis.At last, we can begin to move on from the day to day struggle for survival, and the week to week search for recovery, to begin again to think about a better future. To start to live again.It hasn’t been easy. The work of Government sometimes sounds very formal and the language of economics can be cold and remote. But really, when it comes down to the essentials, managing a country is not that much different to managing a home or a business. You cannot spend what you don’t have. You cannot borrow if nobody will lend to you. And anyway you should never borrow too much because it has to be paid back. And when you are short of money you have to make some very difficult choices.There were times, especially in the early stages, in 2011, when I feared we wouldn’t make it. What happens if a country runs out of money? How, in those circumstances, do you keep the schools and hospitals open, and keep the police on the streets, and how do you persuade the job creators to invest? Believe me, if we had not come to grips with it, this could all have gon e from crisis to disaster.Labour always believed that the EU/IMF bailout plan agreed by Fianna Fáil was deeply flawed. It was a plan based on debt, not growth. The loans were too expensive, the conditions too onerous, and there was no plan to create jobs. And yet, without those bailout loans, the country had only five months money left. Five months money to pay for pensions, for wages, for hospitals. We had the money to run the schools until the summer, but no money to reopen them that September – unless we took the Troika loans.When you are in that position, when your country is in that position, things become very clear. You have to decide very quickly what the bottom line is. To me there was only one answer: we had to fix the problem. Ignoring it or prolonging it was not an option. So in everything we had to do, only one thing mattered: fixing the problem. What would make the problem better or worse? Would the decisions we made each day, improve the positio n of the country, or wouldn’t they?And it was about the country. It was about the future. This was no time to put party advantage before national responsibility. This was a moment of national crisis which required of us to think not about the next election but about the next generation.Bit by bit, piece by piece, we renegotiated the EU/IMF programme from within. Cutting the cost of the loans, changing the terms and conditions, putting in place a strategy for jobs. Repairing Ireland’s reputation abroad and reconstructing the programme so that it was as fair as it could be. We ended the bank guarantee. We ended the promissory note. And we liquidated Anglo.And no-one did more to free our country from the shackles of the bailout, than that great servant of Labour, Brendan Howlin.It could of course have been very different. If Labour had not done what Labour has done, we could all be here tonight, perhaps in the political comfort of opposition, but instead of exiting the bailout, our country would be going into a second one; with workers facing a collapse in their wages; our schools, hospitals and pensioners facing huge cuts in their money and hundreds of thousands of jobs being lost as investors drew away from a failing economy. The future would look very different then as we would be facing a sentence of maybe 20 years austerity, before we could recover.Not everyone has been happy with some of the decisions we have had to make. I understand that and I accept responsibility for it. But we always knew that this was going to be tough. And it has been.This is not a Labour government or a Labour-led government. It is a coalition Government.Labour and Fine Gael are different parties, sometimes with very different approaches and instincts. A lot of our battles have been fought in private and our compromises made in public. That is in the nature of coalition government.But we are both agreed on the necessity and urgency of recovery and we are both determined to see it through. And we will. And I want to acknowledge, in particular, the pragmatic and honourable approach of the Taoiseach Enda Kenny in all of the work we do together.The crisis is not all fully fixed yet, but because of the progress we have made, we can now at last begin to look forward to post recession Ireland. And because Labour is the Party of work, the creation of jobs is the first item on our agenda for the future.Labour has always argued that economic recovery is not just about balancing the budget and getting the deficit down. That of course is important and we are determined to complete that job, but recovery is only real when the unemployed are back at work, when there are new jobs for the young coming out of school and college and new jobs at home for those who have gone abroad. When incomes are growing and people can see a better tomorrow for their children.In the t hree years before the last General Election, 250.000 jobs were lost under Fianna Fail. 7000 every month for 3 years. We have turned that around, now we are creating 1200 new jobs a week.But we need to do more, because far too many of our fellow citizens still have no work, or not enough work, or work that doesn’t pay enough to meet the bills.The Labour Party believes in the right to work, and so we say that this country needs a new target for the future – a target by which to steer our economy with the same determination that we brought to getting out of the bailout – and that target is full employment. Full employment is not something we can achieve overnight, but we can get there, if we work at it today and every day, and plan for tomorrow.That is why we have included 25 new measures in the recent budget to support job creation, including keeping the reduced VAT for the hospitality sector. That is why we introduced the tax reliefs for home improvements which will lead to more jobs in construction. Which is on top of what we have already done to support jobs through building schools and other public projects, as part of the Stimulus Package announced by Brendan Howlin. We need the construction industry to come back up to a normal level of activity – not to the levels of the boom – but enough to provide homes for those who need them, and jobs for some of the many thousands of building workers who have no work.To support the drive for jobs, we need investment, so we are creating a 6 billion Euro Strategic Investment Fund to generate more and better jobs.A future of unemployment or underemployment is no future for our young people. That is why Labour, and Joan Burton in particular, led the initiative at European level to establish the Youth Guarantee, and now we must work to make it a reality so that no young person under 25 will be out of work, or education and training for longer than a few m onths.We will keep up our efforts to repair the country’s reputation, to grow our trade, and to attract new jobs, because we live in a changing world. And a good Government should anticipate change, and plan for it.Within a decade, China will be the largest economy in the world, and the centre of economic gravity across the globe will have shifted to emerging markets like Indonesia and Brazil. We have to build up new relationships with those countries, so we can trade with them. And while we often think of Africa in terms of aid, today, five of the world’s ten fastest growing economies are in Africa, countries where Ireland already has deep ties. That is why this month Joe Costello led the first ever Irish Trade mission to Nigeria.Full employment is our new economic goal, but it’s not about having any old job. We want our people to have good jobs, that can generate a living income. Labour is right to set our face against those who would have us ed the crisis to make Ireland a low wage economy and drive a race to the bottom. We restored the minimum wage, we re-instated the systems that protect wage standards. And we will legislate for collective bargaining rights.We want people who work hard, to earn enough to be able to support their family, and give their children the best possible start in life. We want to ease the pressure on working families.We are extending the book rental scheme to help families with the cost of school books, we are giving parents a voice in the cost of school uniforms, and we are extending free GP care to children age 5 and under.We want to release those people who are trapped under the burden of debt.We have changed the law to give people better options for dealing with unsustainable debts and mortgage arrears, and the personal insolvency service is now up and running.And as this economy improves, we want hard pressed families to be able to share in the gain, to be able to aspire again to improved incomes, to advancement and when the country’s finances permit, I hope we will be able to relieve somewhat the burden of taxation on working people.I am here because I believe in making our country better. I believe in an Ireland that reflects the basic decency of our people. I believe in building a country that offers a fair break for those who want to work hard and provide for their families. That offers opportunity, and the security of knowing that if things go wrong you’re not on your own.Labour believes that health care is not a commodity to be bought and sold. We believe in Universal Health Insurance because we want the best possible health service for everyone. Free GP care for under 5s is the first instalment of our plan to radically reform the health service, and I want to commend the great work Alex White and Kathleen Lynch are doing in the Department of Health in building up primary care and devel oping community mental health services.Just like Jan O’Sullivan, who has found the resources to restart the building of social housing, and to clean up ghost estates.Alan Kelly who is redefining and modernizing public transport. Sean Sherlock who is leading on research and innovation to attract the jobs of the future.Like Ruairi Quinn, who in the toughest of times has not increased class sizes and who, in less than three years has built 2700 classrooms, replacing cold, damp and expensive prefabs.For Labour, education is the key that unlocks a positive future for our children – whatever it may hold. Education is about our values. About giving our children a fair start. That is why Ruairi is leading an overhaul of our education system, starting early by getting the basics right, with a renewed focus on literacy and maths. Reforming the Junior Cert to make it more relevant. And with Pat Rabbitte, finding the resources to connect every secon d level school to high speed broadband.Labour is the party of fairness. So, even in the most difficult of times we have maintained a threshold of decency in welfare, in pensions, in wages. We refuse to stand by while another generation is marked out for long-term unemployment.So Joan and Ruairi are driving ahead with the Pathways to Work reforms. We have made the tax code fairer, and Ireland now has one of the most progressive tax systems in Europe.Fairness comes in many forms, and sometimes fairness means coming to terms with the past, so that we can face into the future. That is why, after so many years, we have enshrined the rights of children in our constitution and recognised the wrong done to the Magdalen women.And it is why this week with Frances Fitzgerald I launched the next phase of the ABC programme, aimed at breaking the cycle of poverty in some of our most disadvantaged communities. Targeting resources to deal with the causes of pover ty in the very earliest years of a child’s life. Because Labour believes in an Ireland where who you are and how far you go should not be confined by where you came from.Labour has always led on reform. I am proud, that after twenty years, this is the Government that legislated for the X case to make pregnancy safer for Irish women.But we have to do more. More to make sure today’s Ireland reflects today’s values.Right now, only one in eight TDs in the Dáil are women. That’s not an Ireland I recognize. That’s why we want to change the face of Irish politics, starting with our new legislation to push political parties towards a minimum threshold of women candidates at the next general election.And we will build on the pioneering work of the Constitutional Convention – another Labour idea in action – to put the case for the right of gay people to marry to the Irish people. A referendum we will fight, and we will win, in 2015.For Labour, exiting the Bailout was never an end in itself. It was always the means to an end. The foundation on which we build a more secure future. Secure economically, but also secure on our streets, in our communities and in our families.That is why this week Alan Shatter will be advertising to recruit new Gardai. And why we are working to preserve the peace in Northern Ireland, to minimise the threat from extremists, and build a more secure peace for all parts of the island. An Ireland at peace will always be safer and more prosperous.But there are new risks to safety, especially for children. Labour wants an Ireland that really does cherish its children, with time and space for children to be children. To develop and grow up with exciting new technologies but not to be exploited by them or to be exposed to new risks. That is why Pat Rabbitte is launching a new enquiry into internet safety, to find out how we can do more to help parents to protect their c hildren on line.Labour in Government has made choices, and they were the right choices, because the plan is working. The economy is starting to recover. Jobs are being created. We are climbing back onto our feet again.But I know there are people, right across this country tonight, who don’t really feel that. People who are living from day to day, and from week to week. Worried about how they’ll cope with an unexpected bill, like if the washing machine breaks down, or someone gets sick. Grandparents who watched the Toyshow last night, and thought of what they might send to the grandchild they can only see on Skype. People who don’t dare to hope, because the future is too frightening. A new generation paying the price of bad politics in hardship and separation.We cannot go back to the politics of the past.No going back to Boom and Bert.No going back to the Ireland run for golden circles; with an economy built on sandOur people de serve more than that.Our country deserves better than that.We have come too far, and we have been through too much.The progress we have made is due to the hard work and the endurance of the people of this country, and I thank them from the bottom of my heart.There is again a future.It is a future that belongs to everyone.It is a future which has been hard earned by the sacrifices of the people.It must not be put at riskNot by any cynic.Not by any politicianNot by any interest group from whatever quarter.Let us all determine tonight, not just in this hall, but throughout the country, that we will no longer fear the future.That we will work together for the future.That we will hope again. And live again.Ar aghaidh. Ar aghaidh less an obair. Ar aghaidh leis an lucht oibre.Thank You. Watch: Post-speech standing ovation Read TheJournal.ie’s full coverage of the Labour Party national conference >Read: Joan Burton admits Labour’s failures on living standardsMore: Labour conference hears call for Gilmore to resign over disability cuts THE TÁNAISTE EAMON Gilmore has delivered his party leader’s address at the Labour national conference in Killarney, Co Kerry tonight.Gilmore did not outline any new policy initiatives but did hint at the possibility of tax cuts in the remaining lifetime of this government.In the live televised speech, he told delegates: “I hope we will be able to relieve somewhat the burden of taxation on working people.”Gilmore acknowledged the difficulties that coalition government has created for Labour and accepted responsibility for the decisions taken. He said that Labour is distinct from Fine Gael but united in seeing through its full term.Watch: Eamon Gilmore’s entranceHere is the speech in full:last_img read more

Puyol Messi cant wait to win a trophy with Argentina

Puyol Messi cant wait to win a trophy with Argentina

first_imgBarcelona legend Carles Puyol is certain Lionel Messi remains as hungry as ever to win silverware for Argentina ahead of his comeback game.The 31-year-old forward’s Argentina future had been in doubt for nearly nine months following last summer’s World Cup last-16 exit to eventual winners France.Messi had since skipped the last four international breaks and refused to comment on his plans, despite the Argentine Football Association (AFA) repeatedly attempting to assure fans of his return.However, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner is now back in the international fold and Argentina manager Lionel Scaloni is expected to name him as a starter for tonight’s friendly against Venezuela.And Puyol is delighted his former Barcelona team-mate decided to not call it a day on his international career.“The fact Messi’s returned to the national team is great news for Argentina and for football lovers. The more matches we see from Messi, the better, because it’s a delight to watch him play,” said Puyol, according to Sport.Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“It’s incredible how they much they live for football in Argentina. I understand how they might get angry with their team but they can’t place all the responsibility on Messi. For me, he’s the best player of all time but one person alone can’t win anything.”Messi has enjoyed a trophy-laden spell at Barcelona, where he’s won an incredible nine La Liga titles, six Copa del Reys and four Champions League crowns.Aside from an Olympic gold medal in 2008, though, Messi has never won a major tournament with Argentina after losing three Copa America finals and the 2014 World Cup final.Puyol added: “I believe that Leo plays with the same intensity for Argentina that he does with Barcelona.“I know how he feels about his national team, it’s everything, he can’t wait to win a trophy with the national team. The others need to help him out.”The Argentina and Venezuela friendly will take place at Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano Stadium with kick-off set for 21:00 (CET).BARCELONA, SPAIN – JANUARY 27: Lionel Messi (L) of FC Barcelona celebrates with his teammate Carles Puyol after scoring his team’s second goal from the penalty spot during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and CA Osasuna at Camp Nou on January 27, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)last_img read more

Port Angeles mayor Army copters terrorized city

first_imgPORT ANGELES — Port Angeles Mayor Cherie Kidd doesn’t want to be surprised again by low-flying helicopters circling her city late at night.She wants to know why local officials weren’t notified of an Army helicopter training exercise Thursday night that “terrorized my city.”Kidd expected to meet Monday with Col. H. Charles Hodges Jr. at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, The Peninsula Daily News reported. “I’m demanding answers,” she said.The mayor also is inviting Hodges to address the public at a Tuesday night city council meeting at City Hall.Dozens of alarmed residents called emergency dispatchers and military copters were spotlighting the town. The sound woke up children and startled livestock.“I was awakened with alarm to a sound like a helicopter that sounded like it was over my house,” Kidd said.There was no immediate explanation.The Clallam County sheriff’s office learned the next day that Army copters flew over the city as part of a training exercise at the Coast Guard base at Ediz Hook.It was an oversight that officials in Port Angeles were not notified before the training missions, Hodges said Saturday.The MH-60 Blackhawks and tandem rotor heavy-lift CH-47 Chinooks were flown by pilots with the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, based at JBLM. The copters transport special forces units.The training exercise lasted from about 11:30 p.m. Thursday to 2 a.m. Friday, Hodges said. People could have perceived landing lights as shining onto homes, Hodges said.“They weren’t hovering over the city or hovering over homes,” he said.The Department of Defense had announced through the Federal Aviation Administration’s Notices to Airmen that there would be heavy military activity in the vicinity of Port Angeles., said Cmdr. Craig O’Brien, operations officer at the Coast Guard base.Such notices are not sent out to the media or local law enforcement, but the system is accessible to the general public, he said.last_img read more

Putin talks tough but cools tensions

first_imgMOSCOW — Stepping back from the brink of war, Vladimir Putin talked tough but cooled tensions in the Ukraine crisis Tuesday, saying Russia has no intention “to fight the Ukrainian people” but reserves the right to use force.As the Russian president held court in his personal residence, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Kiev’s fledgling government and urged Putin to stand down.“It is not appropriate to invade a country, and at the end of a barrel of a gun dictate what you are trying to achieve,” Kerry said. “That is not 21st-century, G-8, major nation behavior.”Although nerves remained on edge in the Crimean Peninsula, with Russian troops firing warning shots to ward off Ukrainian soldiers, global markets jumped higher on tentative signals that the Kremlin was not seeking to escalate the conflict. Kerry brought moral support and a $1 billion aid package to a Ukraine fighting to fend off bankruptcy.Lounging in an arm-chair before Russian tricolor flags, Putin made his first public comments since the Ukrainian president fled a week and a half ago. It was a signature Putin performance, filled with earthy language, macho swagger and sarcastic jibes, accusing the West of promoting an “unconstitutional coup” in Ukraine. At one point he compared the U.S. role to an experiment with “lab rats.”last_img read more

Airbnb apologizes to guest for how it handled undisclosed security camera

first_img 1 Airbnb An Airbnb spokesman later offered a more sympathetic response, saying it’s since removed the host from its platform. “Our community’s privacy and safety is our priority, and our original handling of this incident did not meet the high standards we set for ourselves,” Airbnb said in a statement sent to CNET. “We have apologized to Mr. Bigham and fully refunded him for his stay.”Airbnb also said that photos of security cameras in home listings do not count as proper disclosure. The company does allow hosts to have security cameras in their homes, but they’re not allowed in private spaces, like bathrooms and bedrooms. They also have to write on the listing that there’re surveillance devices, and guests have to acknowledge and agree to them before booking the home, the company said.If you find a security camera in your Airbnb and don’t recall agreeing to being watched during your stay, you should contact the company immediately. If you’re worried there’s a hidden camera, there are ways to discover them. Check out our full guide on how to spot hidden cameras in vacation rentals.Taking It to Extremes: Mix insane situations — erupting volcanoes, nuclear meltdowns, 30-foot waves — with everyday tech. Here’s what happens.Security:  Stay up-to-date on the latest in breaches, hacks, fixes and all those cybersecurity issues that keep you up at night.  Airbnb says it has apologized for how it responded to a guest who found undisclosed security cameras at a home he rented with his family.  Airbnb When you’re on vacation, the last thing you want to worry about is whether the house you’re staying in is recording you. And yet, that’s exactly what many guests on Airbnb have encountered in the past. Guests have found hidden cameras in clocks, as well as fake motion detectors on the walls. Airbnb allows people to put their own homes up for rent, offering guests a cheaper alternative to hotels — but that comes with privacy and security risks.The latest instance surfaced when Jeffrey Bigham, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, said he spotted a security camera tucked away in the corner of an Airbnb home he stayed in on New Year’s Eve in Seattle. “I was shocked, and immediately unplugged them,” Bigham said in a blog post, referring to one in the living room and one elsewhere. Bigham didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. But according to his post, when Bigham contacted Airbnb, the company said the host had properly disclosed the security camera in the living room by showing it in a photo on the home’s listing. The camera is not obvious in the image, and the listing stated that there were cameras at the entrance, not in the living room. check out this picture from an @Airbnb I recently stayed at in Seattle — notice anything concerning?if you manage to spot it, that’s great, because Airbnb considers this photo to be proper disclosure… 1/n pic.twitter.com/gj9XFcaZoe— Rogue P. Bigha📢!! (@jeffbigham) January 15, 2019 Tags Share your voice Security Commentlast_img read more

Microsoft says its xCloud Xbox streaming service will work with thousands of

first_img Share your voice Electronic Arts (EA) Amazon Microsoft Sony Mobile Gaming 1:14 Tags New Xbox may stream gamescenter_img 0 Now playing: Watch this: Post a comment Some day, all you may need is one of these. Sarah Tew/CNET Last year, Microsoft announced Project xCloud, a gaming service that allows you to play video games streamed over the internet, kinda like how you watch Netflix streaming videos. Since then, it’s announced features and capabilities in dribs and drabs.On Friday, the company published a blog post discussing how the service uses hardware that’s similar to existing Xbox One consoles. That means an existing library of more than 3,500 games will work on the service “without any changes or modifications required by the developer,” Microsoft said. “In other words, developers will be able to dramatically scale their existing games across devices, with no additional development, no additional code base maintenance and no separate updates,” the company said. “When a developer updates the Xbox One version of their title, those updates will also apply to all versions available on Project xCloud without any additional work.”The announcement is Microsoft’s latest effort to entice people to its upcoming service. And there’s good reason for Microsoft to be pitching it early.A growing number of tech and game industry titans have either announced their intention to compete with xCloud, or are rumored to do so soon. That includes the internet giant Google, which announced its Stadia streaming service in March, after a high-profile partnership with Ubisoft, maker of the popular adventure series Assassin’s Creed.Game maker Electronic Arts announced its intentions to offer a game streaming service last year, and Amazon is rumored to be preparing its own entrant too.For Microsoft’s part, the company has already teamed up with another game industry giant, Sony, announcing an intention to work together on game streaming, among other things.Microsoft also said more than 1,900 games are in development for the Xbox One, all of which could run on its xCloud service too. “Developers creating those games continue working normally — building with the tools they have — while we do the work to make their games accessible to the broadest set of players possible,” the company said.last_img read more

Big relief for pensioners as PF to get priority in repayment from

first_imgA bird flies next to the logo of IL&FS (Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services Ltd.) installed on the facade of a building at its headquarters in Mumbai, India, September 25, 2018.REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas/File photoIn a major relief to pensioners, the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) has ruled that the provident and pension funds which have put in their money in Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS) would be given priority in repayment among all categories of companies, classified under green, amber or red. The Uday Kotak led new board has allowed the companies classified under the green category to service their loan to all secured and unsecured creditors. Meanwhile, the loans under the amber category had been allowed to service debts of only senior secured creditors.Financial daily Business Standard reported that the NCLAT in its last hearing had said that IL&FS subsidiaries under amber must be reclassified into the green category. On non-compliance, the appellate tribunal threatened to pass the orders asking such companies to fulfil 100 per cent debt obligations of the provident and pension funds. The new IL&FS management informed the tribunal that it had reclassified 13 companies under the amber category which included Jharkhand Road Projects & Implementation Company (JRPIL), Moradabad Bareilly Expressway and West Gujarat Expressway (WGEL). The IL&FS group is facing serious liquidity crisis and has defaulted on interest payments on various debt repayments since 27 August.ReutersThe move of suspending debt repayment has provided Birla Sun Life Mutual Fund (MF), one of the major fund houses affected by IL&FS entities’. A Balasubramanian, chief executive officer of Birla Sun Life MF said, “JRPIL was one of our major exposures in IL&FS, at around Rs 890 crore. The exposure was spread across our medium-term plan, credit risk fund and dynamic bond fund. ‘Green’ classification will make this a standard asset as the debt servicing will resume. JRPIL was a good asset as the money was coming into the special purpose vehicle’s escrow account.”The counsel of new management assured the NCLAT that the remaining companies would also be reclassified under green category over time. The next hearing of the case will be held on August 8th. After assuming charges the new board of IL&FS is taking a slew of measures to cut down on debts. Basis their financial health and ability to repay its debts to secured and unsecured creditors, the board classified IL&FS group companies into three categories — green, amber, and red.last_img read more

Kamal demands Khaledas release before Eid

Kamal demands Khaledas release before Eid

first_imgKamal Hossain. File PhotoGono Forum president Kamal Hossain and its general secretary Reza Kibria on Sunday demanded the release of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia and other political prisoners before the Eid-ul-Fitr, reports UNB.In a message on the occasion of Eid, they said, “We demand that former prime minister Khaleda Zia and all other political prisoners be freed before the Eid.”The Gono Forum leaders also urged the government to withdraw all the ‘false’ cases and stop repression by police so that all can celebrate the Eid with their family members.They greeted the country’s people on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.”The people of all communities in the country enjoy the Eid with their limited ability. This is our tradition and it’ll remain in the future as well,” the Gono Forum leaders said.Eid-ul-Fitr, one of the biggest religious festivals of the Muslims, will be celebrated in the country either on 5 June or 6 June subject to Shawwal moon sighting.last_img read more

Doctor Shortage In Texas Could Impact Patient Care For Seniors

Doctor Shortage In Texas Could Impact Patient Care For Seniors

first_img Share JESSE K. ALWIN / UNITED STATES MARINE CORP.There’s no denying it: Texas is facing a shortage of physicians just as the state’s population ages, and an influx of retirees relocate to Texas.Meanwhile, state lawmakers and the medical community are trying to figure out a solution to the growing problem.Seniors at the WellMed Senior Community Center in Austin loosen up before their abdominal-core strengthening class.Marcelina Rivera-Quintania, 87, visits with friends and watches others working out while she waits to see her doctor. She has diabetes, heart disease and rheumatoid arthritis. She’s also in a wheelchair.“And that’s my downfall right now and I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy,” Rivera-Quintania said.For Rivera-Quintania, it’s not a matter of finding a doctor willing to treat her. Rather, it’s having enough doctors close by so she doesn’t have to spend too much time traveling throughout the city and beyond.Her son, Charles Quintania, left his corporate job to be his mother’s primary caregiver.“I’ve been doing it for the better part of five years. I help her with her appointments. I help her with her medications. Just day to day, getting up, eating and going to bed,” Charles Quintania said.Quintania said his mom especially needs help getting to and from her appointments. She sees four different doctors in different parts of Austin.“I set her appointments in the middle of the day. I’ve lived in Austin since 1976, so I’ve learned to deal with, ‘If you’re going to go here, go before this and get back before then,’ ” Charles said.Dr. Steven Hays, a Dallas physician with the Texas Medical Association, said Rivera-Quintina’s story isn’t much different from what other seniors experience when they need a physician.“Obviously as we grow older, more things start to go wrong. And the more patients you have of older age, the more demand is going to be on those physicians. If those physicians are primarily taking care of those people, then they? might not be taking care of other people,” Hays said.A 2017 study by the Association of American Medical Colleges predicts the U.S.  will experience a 40,000 to 100,000 doctor shortage by 2030.The study ranks Texas 47th out of 50 states for having an adequate number of physicians to care for its patient population.Hays said Texas has several medical schools, but the problem is too many medical students graduate and then attend postgraduate school or residency programs outside of the state.“If I do my undergraduate medical education here and I go out of state, then the likelihood of me staying out of state and living in that state is very high,” Hays said.Hays said the Texas Legislature tried to combat this trend by approving the construction of additional medical schools and making sure that there is more than enough open spots at existing medical schools for every undergraduate medical student.Dr. Carlos Hernandez is president of the WellMed Medical Group, which runs over 250 medical community clinics throughout the state. He said the medical schools in Texas have to take an aggressive approach to convince out-of-state medical students to complete their residency programs in Texas.“Secondly, we as a medical group have to reach out and engage our medical schools and residency programs and let us help recruit some of their graduates and establishing some partnerships with medical schools and residency programs in Texas,” Hernandez said.But Hays said the problem doesn’t just involve medical students leaving Texas to finish their education and practicing elsewhere.Another reality is many of the doctors in Texas will also eventually become part of the growing population of aged and retired residents.“In Texas, we have 27 percent of physicians are over the age of 60,” Hays said.The complexities of physician supply and demand and the healthcare needs of Texas’ aging population will be something lawmakers will continue to examine now and through the 2019 legislative session.Ryan Poppe can be reached at rpoppe@tpr.org or on Twitter @RyanPoppe1last_img read more

Mozilla to run a Firefox Origin Telemetry experiment in development versions of

Mozilla to run a Firefox Origin Telemetry experiment in development versions of

first_imgMozilla to run a Firefox Origin Telemetry experiment in development versions of Firefox by Martin Brinkmann on June 07, 2019 in Firefox – Last Update: June 07, 2019 – 25 commentsMozilla announced a push to improving privacy for all users of the Firefox web browser recently. The organization began to enable Tracking Protection functionality for all new installations with the release of Firefox 67.0.1 Stable, and plans to flip the switch for existing installations as well if settings were not modified by users already.The new default level blocks “some” trackers in private and regular browsing windows, and known tracking cookies. The previous setting blocked some known trackers in private windows only.The companies and individuals that operate these trackers and sites may react to the change, and Mozilla wants to be prepared for that.The organization plans to run an experiment in development versions of the Firefox web browser to detect workarounds by these organizations and individuals.Mozilla is aware of the sensitive nature of the data and decided that it would need a better way to analyze the data that would not potentially reveal sensitive information.Firefox Origin TelemetryMozilla developed Firefox Origin Telemetry for that specific use case. The component is built on top of Prio, a “privacy-preserving data collection system developed by Stanford Professor Dan Boneh and PhD candidate Henry Corrigan-Gibbs”.Mozilla wants to collect blocklist totals only.We will use Firefox Origin Telemetry to collect counts of the number of sites on which each blocklist rule was active, as well as counts of the number of sites on which the rules were inactive due to one of our compatibility exemptions. By monitoring these statistics over time, we can determine how trackers react to our new protections and discover abuse.Firefox Origin Telemetry needs to be validated before it could land in release versions of Firefox. Mozilla plans to run a test starting with Firefox 69 Nightly.Prio requires that data is collected by two independent parties and Mozilla plans to meet the requirement in release versions. For this initial test, however, Mozilla will run both data collection servers.The collected data falls within the organization’s “data collection policies” for pre-release versions of the Firefox web browser. The test runs on 1% of the Firefox Nightly population as that is all that is required to validate the API.Firefox Nightly users who don’t want to participate in the experiment may disable Firefox’s ability to install and run studies, and to send technical and interaction data to Mozilla.Both options can be configured on the about:preferences#privacy under Firefox Data Collection and Use.Additional information is provided on Mozilla’s Security blog.Closing WordsMozilla is open when it comes to the collecting of Telemetry data while companies like Google don’t reveal much at all when it comes to that and the experiments that they run. The openness puts Mozilla in a difficult spot as it may be criticized for the decisions it makes; Google is not criticized nearly as much as it is usually tight-lipped in all those regards.SummaryArticle NameMozilla to run a Firefox Origin Telemetry experiment in development versions of FirefoxDescriptionMozilla plans to run an experiment soon that tests Firefox Origin Telemetry designed to detect Firefox Tracking Protection blocklist workarounds.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_img News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications Related Content Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more News | June 28, 2013 Kettering Medical Center Acquires Elekta’s Versa HD Radiotherapy System Shorter waiting and treatment times on horizon for western Ohio cancer patients News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more June 28, 2013 — Kettering Medical Center in Ohio recently began installing Versa HD, an advanced linear accelerator (linac) system designed to improve patient care and treat a wide range of tumors throughout the body. Kettering, a regional center of excellence in stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for indications throughout the body, also operates a Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion system dedicated for SRS in the brain.According to Douglas Einstein, M.D., Ph.D., chairman of radiation oncology at Kettering, the addition of Versa HD at Kettering Medical Center is the “next evolution” of the clinic’s SRS activities over the last several years – which encompasses more than 500 patient treatments – and signifies the center’s commitment to providing western Ohio patients with the most advanced techniques available.Versa HD gives clinicians the flexibility to deliver conventional therapies to treat a broad spectrum of tumors throughout the body, while also enabling treatment of highly complex cancers that require extreme targeting precision.”With Versa HD, we believe we can cut total treatment delivery times for our patients in half,” Einstein says. “Due to our extensive experience with SRS, many patients travel to Kettering from a distance to receive our state-of-the-art treatments. This technology will allow more patients to be treated per day. Equally important, shorter treatment times will enhance patient comfort.”Patients undergoing SRS for lung cancer, for example, may have their arms raised for a 30-minute session and that can be difficult,” he adds. “We treat many elderly patients who find the SRS treatment time demanding. The High Dose Rate mode of Versa HD will shorten radiation beam delivery time and potentially improve patient comfort in SRS cases.”The Versa HD MLC will enable even more conformal treatments that should significantly limit normal tissue exposure and decrease side effects. We can deliver these state-of-the-art techniques with Versa HD and do it such a way that it not only manages their cancer, but also minimizes the impact of treatment on their quality of life.”For more information: www.versahd.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Radiation Oncology | July 31, 2019 Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of… read morelast_img read more

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first_img Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more News | Digital Radiography (DR) | June 28, 2019 Springfield Clinic Deploys 17 Carestream Digital X-ray Systems Springfield Clinic implemented 14 Carestream DRX-Evolu read more “Everything has become extremely simple and accessible to all our staff. I would definitely recommend this service to others involved in healthcare,” said Pascal Hauet, M.D., radiologist, Cabinet de Radiologie parisien des Drs Hauet et Lunel, Paris, France. Videos | Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Assist in Pediatric Imaging Sudhen Desai, M.D., FSIR, read more Videos | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medica read more News | Radiation Dose Management | July 18, 2019 Low Doses of Radiation Promote Cancer-capable Cells Low doses of radiation equivalent to three computed tomography (CT) scans, which are considered safe, give cancer-… read more Under this new program, Carestream will maintain its laser imagers at the healthcare providers’ locations and will remotely monitor and deliver film inventory according to each facility’s needs. For more information: www.carestream.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Video Player is loading.Sudhen Desai explains how deep learning might assist pediatric imagingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 8:21Loaded: 1.95%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -8:21 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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News | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 23, 2019 Konica Minolta and Shimadzu to Co-market Dynamic Digital Radiography in the U.S. Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. along with Shimadzu Medical Systems USA announced a collaborative agreement to… read more Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Walkaround AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:25Loaded: 11.42%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:25 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Advances in long-length digital radiography are creating opportunities for visualization during spinal surgery, as well as pre- and post-operatively. Image courtesy of Fujifilm Medical Systemscenter_img This program helps eliminate the capital investment in film printing systems and offers a payment model based on per-print usage, with management through an easy-to-use and comprehensive Web portal. The launch of Carestream Managed Print Solutions is already underway and will continue in 2014. November 19, 2013 — Carestream is offering a new Managed Print Solutions program that pairs the image quality of its DryView laser imagers and medical films with an all-inclusive program that provides a range of benefits to healthcare providers. “The convenience of our offering — featuring remote usage tracking and simple electronic payment methods, combined with a dynamic private web experience — will result in significant benefits for healthcare providers,” said Jianqing Bennett, vice president, Global Medical Sales & Services, Carestream. Feature | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 19, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr DR Advances Promote Imaging of Whole Spine Recent advances in… read more Related Content Technology | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 25, 2019 Samsung Announces New iQuia Premium Digital Radiography Platform Samsung has announced iQuia, a new digital radiography (DR) platform of premium products and technologies that improves… read more Carestream Managed Print Solutions is designed to provide customers with administrative and operational efficiencies that offer several advantages including:Automatic replenishment of inventory to avoid costly expedited film shipments when supplies run lowConvenience of electronic paymentsA private Web interface with round-the-clock access and online interaction with secure and real-time informationElimination of capital outlay for equipmentSavings in order management with no need for purchase ordersVisibility to multi-site, multi-printer activity from a centralized viewService and support, including on-line service interactionConvenient management reports Technology | November 19, 2013 Carestream’s Managed Print Solutions Program Features Pay-Per-Print Model Web portal provides tools for customers to monitor film usage, inventory, billing, service information Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. read more News | Radiology Business | June 26, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare and the Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub Partner to Drive Innovation in Healthcare Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc. read morelast_img read more

London highrise fire activists hold 3 Billboards

London highrise fire activists hold 3 Billboards

first_imgLondon high-rise fire activists hold ‘3 Billboards’ protest by The Associated Press Posted Feb 15, 2018 10:01 am PDT Last Updated Feb 15, 2018 at 12:21 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email The Community-led organisation, Justice4Grenfell, parade three billboards across Waterloo Bridge backdropped by St. Paul’s Cathedral, left, and the City of London buildings as they move around London, Thursday Feb. 14, 2018, calling for justice for the victims of the June 14, 2017, deadly apartment fire. Campaigners for victims of the deadly London Grenfell Tower high-rise apartment fire have taken inspiration from an Academy Award-nominated film to press for more action by police. (Jeff Moore/Justice4Grenfell via AP) center_img LONDON – Activists for victims of a deadly London high-rise fire have taken inspiration from an Academy Award-nominated film to press for more action by police.Three mobile billboards were driven through the British capital Thursday on behalf of the Justice 4 Grenfell campaign. The group was set up after fire ravaged the Grenfell Tower apartment block in June, killing 71 people.The signs read: “71 dead. And still no arrests? How Come?”In the film “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” a mother played by Frances McDormand uses large signs to berate police for failing to catch her daughter’s killer.Justice 4 Grenfell says it hopes the billboards will “keep this tragedy in the national conscience.”Police say they are considering possible manslaughter charges in the blaze, but no one has yet been charged.last_img read more

MEDC grant to bring 80 jobs to Northville Township

MEDC grant to bring 80 jobs to Northville Township

first_img29Jan MEDC grant to bring 80 jobs to Northville Township The Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced a $650,000 performance-based grant from the Michigan Business Development Program to assist Zhongding U.S.A., Inc. in constructing their North American Technology Center in Northville Township.Established in 1980, Zhongding U.S.A., Inc. has locations in several states, including Michigan, Delaware and Massachusetts. The company produces rubber and metal parts for original equipment manufacturers and Tier 1 suppliers around the world.“It’s no surprise that businesses are investing in unique local communities like Northville,” Noble said. “Providing this grant brings additional commerce and job growth to an already thriving community.”At a projected 30,000 square feet, the North American Technology Center will house various Zhongding divisions, including sales, marketing, engineering, research and development and testing. The project is expected to generate a total capital investment of $6.9 million, creating 80 jobs in Northville Township. Categories: Noble Newslast_img read more

House lawmakers announce outcome of MSU inquiry

House lawmakers announce outcome of MSU inquiry

first_img05Apr House lawmakers announce outcome of MSU inquiry MSU’s handling of Nassar complaints questioned by Reps. Kesto, LaSataState Reps. Kim LaSata and Klint Kesto today announced the findings and recommendations from their bipartisan inquiry into Michigan State University’s response to complaints filed against former physician and convicted sex offender Larry Nassar.Their assessment was submitted in a six-page letter to House Speaker Tom Leonard, who tasked Kesto, chair of the House Law and Justice Committee; and LaSata, chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education; to lead the state’s legislative inquiry into the Nassar scandal on Jan. 19.“After reviewing the evidence, there is absolutely no doubt that Michigan State University failed to adequately protect students and patients on campus,” said Kesto, a former Wayne County assistant prosecutor. “That is a failure to every survivor of sexual assault. As the report outlines, we will be actively pursuing a broad range of legislative reforms to protect people across Michigan from sexual assault.”LaSata also called for changes in response to the inquiry.“Our inquiry confirmed this was an institutional failure with multiple lapses in policy, procedure, and culture at Michigan State,” said LaSata, of Bainbridge Township. “That must change. We have worked hard to identify a variety of tailored reforms, through policy and our state budget, which will protect our children on campuses across Michigan moving forward.”The House inquiry previously received thousands of pages of requested documents and communications pertaining to Nassar-related misconduct reported to MSU. In early March, Republican and Democrat legislators on both the Law and Justice Committee and Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education requested additional information as documentation continued to be reviewed by House attorneys.Today’s letter to Speaker Leonard included responses to the additional questions from Michigan State University.#####MSU Inquiry Letter to Speaker-FINAL Categories: Kesto News,LaSata News,Newslast_img read more