Read a related report on military surveillance of AkwesasneJorge Barrera APTN National NewsThe Canadian military’s counter-intelligence unit considered the yearly Valentine’s Day vigils for murdered and missing Indigenous women as a potential source for “extremism” and “civil unrest,” according to a document released to APTN National News.The heavily redacted, seven-page counterintelligence report compiled by the Canadian Forces National Counterintelligence Unit was obtained under the Access to Information Act.The Threat information Collection report focused on a time frame from Jan. 6 to Feb. 5, 2015, included Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta as its geographical coverage area and used information from 27 sources.The report was compiled “in support of a Threat Assessment” required for an event or issue that is redacted from the document.Much of the report is redacted, except for a section referencing the Islamic State terror network in a section on terrorism, Akwesasne under a section referencing “criminal activity” and the Valentine’s Day murdered and missing Indigenous women vigils held yearly across the country.The vigils are mentioned third in a five item list under the heading, “Interference/Extremism/Civil Unrest.”It’s unclear why the vigils were included in the list as any potential explanation appears to be redacted. The unredacted portion, however, states that these vigils have never been a source of civil unrest or extremism.“(Feb. 14) has become a day to hold peaceful rallies and vigils to draw attention to violence against women, in some cases specifically violence against Aboriginal women,” said the report. “These events have been held for 24 years consecutively and have never been an issue.”The rest of the section is censored.CF National Counter Intelligence Unit report Download (PDF, Unknown)
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Local Immigration Partnership is hosting ‘We All Live Here’ on January 22 at the Stonebridge Hotel.This event will give an insightful look at immigration and settlement in Fort St. John as guests and residents share their stories of starting their lives in the Peace Region.The night will include a First Nations Welcome, Keynote Speaker Katie Rosenberger, and stories shared by immigrants. Light refreshments will be provided. The FSJLIP ‘We All Live Here’ event is taking place on January 22, at 6:25 p.m. with doors opening at 6:00 p.m., at the Stonebridge Hotel.To register for this free event and for more information, you can call 250-785-5323 ext. 21 or by email at email@example.com.
Hamdan, a Jordanian national, was acquitted of those charges by a B.C. Supreme Court judge in September 2017. Immigration authorities arrested him and determined at multiple detention reviews that he poses a danger to the public.The CBSA said that Hamdan made himself out to be a cheerleader for the Islamic State in many of his 85 Facebook posts as he glorified and encouraged lone-wolf attacks in Canada, the United States and other western countries.Hamdan cast his activity on Facebook as an alternative news source, providing his followers with another view of events in the Middle East as he relayed the message of a terrorist organization.The CBC says Hamdan must meet 25 conditions before he is released. The CBC says a spokesperson for the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada would not elaborate on what those conditions would be or when he would be released. VANCOUVER, B.C. — The Immigration and Refugee Board has ordered that a former Fort St. John man that was acquitted 2017 of four terrorism-related charges be released from custody until he is deported.According to the CBC, at a detention review hearing on Friday, the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada ruled he must be released from custody until he is deported from Canada.Othman Hamdan came to B.C from Washington state 16 years ago on a refugee claim and was arrested in Fort St. John in the summer of 2015 when he was originally charged with four terrorism offences.
Greater Noida: Gautam Buddh Nagar police, on Wednesday, arrested a 52-year-old chartered accountant (CA) who was found accused of strangling his 47-year-old wife to death in their apartment at a high rise residential society in Sector 151 of Noida.According to police, the arrested accused Jaiveer Singh killed his wife Kusum on April 15 at JP Aman society in sector 151. Victim’s brother informed police, a day after the crime, when the accused was taking the body for cremation to Bulandshahr. “Police acted upon the complaint and immediately contacted the local police, following which the cremation was stopped and the body was sent for post mortem. The accused had claimed that his wife had committed suicide by hanging with the ceiling fan inside bedroom but the autopsy reports revealed death due to strangulation. We have arrested the accused on Wednesday from Bulandshahr and he has been sent to jail after producing before the court,” Arvind Pathak, Station House officer of Knowledge Park police station in Greater Noida told Millennium Post. Meanwhile, victim’s brother Mahaveer Rausa alleged that accused Jaiveer had illicit relationship with some other woman since marriage. “Jaiveer has illicit relationship with some other woman and my sister was also aware of that. She was never happy with him but only lived for the sake of children,” said Mahaveer. Reports said that at the time of crime incident, the couple’s 24-year-old son and 20-year-old daughter were also present in the flat.
Casablanca – Marine Le Pen, the French presidential forerunner and President of the right wing party Le Front National, has refused on Friday to be questioned by the investigators about her alleged misuse of European Parliament funds.The controversial politician Marine Le Pen was summoned on Wednesday 22 to the offices of the judicial police in Nanterre as part of the investigations into her use of 340,000 euros of European Parliament funds to pay campaign staffers.Le Pen, however, stressed a in a letter on Friday that she would not answer to any police or judicial convocation until after the parliamentary elections on June 11 and 18. Le Pen’s lawyer, Rodolphe Bosselut, pointed out to the press his client’s position that justice should not disrupt an important and fundamental democratic moment in France, alluding to the presidential election.Protected by parliamentary immunity as a Member of the European Parliament, Le Pen cannot be subjected to any coercive judicial measures.Following a raid of FN offices on Tuesday, February 21, two former parliamentary assistants of Le Pen were placed in police custody. Her bodyguard Thierry Légier was released, while her chief of staff, Catherine Griset, was charged with accusations relating to breach of trust.The only way for investigators to hear Le Pen in this current situation is to request waiver of her parliamentary immunity, after which she could be forced to submit to judicial questioning.Le Pen has vigorously denied the allegations, insisting they are simply a smear campaign intended to pollute her presidential run.
Meanwhile, Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) chairman Dhammika Ranatunga said that the CPC has not decided on a fuel price hike.As a result, he says the price of fuel at CPC fuel stations will remain the same. (Colombo Gazette) Accordingly, the revised price of a petrol litre would be Rs.126 and the price of a liter of diesel would be Rs. 100 after being subjected to the price increase. Lanka IOC also said that the price Extra Premium Euro 03 was increased by Rs. 5 per litre and Extra Premium 95 octane by Rs. 2 per litre. Lanka IOC today announced an increase in fuel prices but the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) said that its rates remain unchanged.Lanka IOC said that the price of 92 octane petrol was increased by Rs 9 per litre and the price of diesel by Rs 5 per litre.
A two-vehicle collision near Hagersville resulted in both drivers being sent to a local hospital.At about 10:30 a.m. Monday, Haldimand police, fire services, and paramedics were called to the intersection of Cheapside Road and Concession 11 Walpole near Hagersville regarding a two-vehicle collision.Police say that a vehicle, being driven by a 37-year-old male, was travelling north bound on Cheapside Road when it entered into the intersection and struck a vehicle that was travelling west bound on Concession 11 Walpole, being driven by a 50-year-old female.The west bound vehicle then struck a utility pole.Both drivers were transported to a local hospital by paramedics for treatment of their injuries.The intersection was closed for several hours while the utility company repaired the damaged pole.The investigation continues and charges are pending.
IRELAND WOMEN PULLED off one of the finest results in the history of the game on Tuesday, as they beat a New Zealand team that had been undefeated in the World Cup since 1991.The reaction from the Fiona Coghlan-captained side since their victory has been one of the most encouraging aspects of the success; the Irish players and their coaching staff have repeatedly stated that their historic victory means nothing if it is not backed up.While that slightly belittles the scale of Ireland’s achievement, it speaks volumes of the confidence and ambition in this group. The 2013 Grand Slam champions believe that they are good enough to compete against and beat the very best in world rugby.Tuesday’s win demonstrated that Ireland are more than capable of doing exactly that, as they produced a performance that was, at times, dominant against New Zealand. In this piece we look at the defensive effort, while the attack is addressed in a separate article.ConditioningBefore we delve into Ireland’s win, it’s worth noting the impressive fitness of this team. Speak to any of the players and they will sing the praises of strength and conditioning coach Marian Earls.It’s been clear to see why in Ireland’s opening two games of the World Cup, as they have bettered the USA and New Zealand in terms of conditioning. Ireland’s skills have stood up well in the closing stages of the games, while their ability to scramble in defence was particularly evident against the Kiwis.“We’re definitely fitter and faster, in the best shape we’ve ever been in,” says fullback Niamh Briggs. “Marian Earls is unbelievable at her job. I can’t rate her highly enough, she just gets the best out of players.“We had targeted New Zealand, you know they have tired a lot in their last few games after about 60 minutes.” S&C coach Earls is enjoying a growing reputation. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHOHead coach Doyle revealed before the tournament that Ireland had “put a huge emphasis on the players’ decision-making under pressure while fatigued” in their training and preparation for France, something that helped Ireland to victory against the Black Ferns.Briggs points to the work of former S&C coach Ross Callaghan as having laid foundations, with Earls’ diligence bringing “the package to the next level”. As part of the 11-strong backroom staff for Ireland, Earls is also a key component of the off-field culture.“We’re always giving out to her that she’s minus craic, a little bit of anti-banter, but she’s great fun,” says Briggs. “She’ll take the banter with it, but she has that ability to get the best out of players.”DefenceWhile two impressive tries and Briggs’ place-kicking racked up the 17 points Ireland scored at Marcoussis against the Kiwis, it was their defence that has deservedly been the focal point of much praise in the aftermath of the game.Ireland’s defensive effort in the ‘championship minutes,’ before and after half-time, was perhaps the key to their win. The Black Ferns greatly stepped up their efforts and accuracy in that period, but Ireland held firm and prevented a second, damaging conceded try.While New Zealand did manage stretch the Ireland defence at times, and even break through the first-up line on a number of occasions, Doyle’s side were superb in scrambling and reacting to those threats.We see one such example in the GIF above, as New Zealand flash the ball wide through the hands from right to left. The Kiwis’ attack did look to shift the ball to the wings quite often on Tuesday but, as in this case, Ireland dealt with the tactic expertly.Essentially, when the ball gets to inside centre Amiria Rule’s hands, the Black Ferns have created a 3-on-2 with wing Honey Hireme lurking on the touchline, out of shot in the image below.It’s the superb work of Ireland’s world-class outside centre Lynne Cantwell that means right wing Ashleigh Baxter doesn’t have to bite in. Cantwell drifts wonderfully to get her tackle in on Kiwi fullback Selica Winiata, in turn allowing Baxter to smash Hireme one tackle out.Richmond centre Cantwell is a vital part of Ireland’s defence, marshaling those outside channels with intelligence and making strong decisions in the centre of the field.The example above may seem like quite a straightforward tackle, but that would be to ignore the ball-carrying options presented in front of Cantwell. The 32-year-old read New Zealand’s attack wonderfully all afternoon, demonstrating the value of having analysed the Kiwis’ attack in depth in the run-up to the game.In the image below, we can see the options for playmaker Rule to pass to circled, while there is also the threat of the centre carrying herself and the possibility of slipping a short pass to the trailing Hireme on her right shoulder.But Cantwell has her head up, reading the play rather than ‘ball-watching’ Rule; the Ireland centre is scanning the options in front of her, processing the information in a split-second and then making a strong, informed decision.While the intention is to highlight Cantwell’s strong defensive performance here, her teammates carried their duties with similar competence. Intelligent decision-making, the ability and desire to work hard on the drift, and technical excellence in the tackle were hallmarks of the Irish defence.We get a similar second example in the clip above, as out-half Nora Stapleton makes a good read in midfield to assist in the tackle. Again, it’s not spectacular, but it is about basics done well [head up, trusting the inside defender, making a good decision]. New Zealand struggled to break Ireland down in phase play for much of the opening 50 minutes or so, and much of that was down to smart play from the Irish defence. Of course, a monumental work rate was helpful too.The hit above from substitute Jenny Murphy ends a remarkable passage of New Zealand attack, which went all of 60 metres over 21 phases, with a total ‘ball in play’ time of 2 minutes and 49 seconds.While Ireland gave up lots of yards in defence, their continued effort in that block was incredible, showing off their sheer motivation to tackle and the fitness we referred to above.Earlier in the same passage of play, Alison Miller made the last-ditch, one-on-one tackle on Renee Wickliffe that we see below. After 18 or so preceding phases, the Portlaoise wing delivers a a skillful contribution under fatigue and under great pressure.As an aside, it’s worth nothing the performances of Ireland wings Miller and Baxter in the two games at this World Cup so far. While both are dangerous on the ball, the most impressive aspect of their performances has been their willingness to pitch in elsewhere.Long gone are the days of wings simply waiting out wide to finish off tries; Miller and Baxter have hit rucks, made strong tackles, run clever support lines [as we’ll touch on later] and generally racked up a heavy workload.Those contributions are typical of an Irish team that has had no ‘passengers’ in the opening two games of the competition; every player on the pitch has had a telling impact.NZ-esque breakdownAnother vital feature of Ireland’s defensive effort was their ability to steal the ball on the deck, something that New Zealand are perhaps more renowned for in the global game.We touched on this aspect of Ireland’s abilities following the USA victory, but it was even more apparent and obvious on Tuesday. It is worth pointing out that the Kiwis stole ball from Ireland on the ground too, with Linda Itunu excellent at the breakdown.One of the most important turnovers of the game was flanker Paula Fitzpatrick’s with literally one of the last actions of the first half. With New Zealand 8-7 ahead and pressing for what could have been a major psychological boost, the St. Mary’s back row came up trumps.No. 8 Heather O’Brien makes an effective tackle on Kiwi captain Fiao’o Fa’amausili, before Fitzpatrick instantly recognises that the Black Ferns’ hooker is isolated. She jackals straight over the ball and is able to wrench it loose as New Zealand’s rucking players arrive a split second too late.In the second half, Ireland’s attempts to steal the ball at the breakdown notably stepped up. We spoke about the tactical adaptability of Doyle’s side after the US game, and that was in evidence again as Ireland identified the Kiwis’ slight lethargy in getting to rucks.The effort above from openside flanker Claire Molloy comes in the 41st minute, as Ireland set out their stall for the remainder of the half. The Bristol back row initiates the tackle high on Wickliffe, Coghlan arrives to complete the hit low on the wing’s body, and Molloy pounces for a clean turnover of possession.Ireland have worked hard on their breakdown technique and decision-making in the last few years, and while there were a couple of penalty concessions in this area on Tuesday, they are rapidly improving.It’s a duty that is shared around the Ireland team, not just for back rows like Fitzpatrick and Molloy. Above, Miller makes a wonderful turnover, while hooker Gillian Bourke [who is technically outstanding around the pitch] wins possession in the 78th minute below.Hard work, beliefWhile systems, shapes, structures and techniques are of course essential elements of any defence, the key underlying principles must always be work rate and a desire to make tackles for one’s teammates.Without those mental components, even the best-organised defences will be broken down as lactic acid builds in the legs and motivation slips. Ireland simply didn’t allow that to happen.“It’s one of the classic things about the Irish Women’s team, sometimes different to other teams around the world,” explains head coach and defensive leader Doyle. “They are incredibly tight and they love working together.“There’s no one bigger than the team. It’s a great thing to have and it seems to be quite unique to the Irish ladies. They’re known around the world as the hardest team to play against simply because of their team spirit.”That willingness to work hard for each other – make the less-than-glamorous hits around the fringes of rucks, remain focused on midfield reads, and then drift hard when the ball has moved wide – was ultimately one of the main contributing factors to Ireland’s win.In piece two, we look at the variety of Ireland’s attack against New Zealand, as well as their superb counter-attacking try in the second half.World Cup star Briggs takes inspiration from Wilkinson and ROGAnalysis: Ireland Women show tactical intelligence in victory over the US
23 Photos 2:42 The coolest Fortnite merch you can buy Tags Post a comment This isn’t Ninja’s first time making millions streaming games online. He raked in nearly $10 million last year playing Fortnite. Ninja has become one of the most famous e-sport professionals. In September, Ninja became the first professional gamer to be featured on ESPN’s magazine cover. Ninja didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. The free-to-play battle royale game is similar to Fortnite and PUBG, which means the last one standing wins. But in Apex Legends, users can only play in squads and have to pick a character class that suits their style. The fighting styles and weapon choices are also fancier in Apex Legends than in the other two. Apex Legends has gained a lot of attention in a very short time. Earlier this month, the game had already reached 50 million players since launch. Epic’s Fortnite: Battle Royale counted 200 million players in a year. But Apex Legends may catch up soon. First published on March 13, 3:36 p.m. PT.Updates on March 14, 1:06 p.m. PT: Adds Ninja was featured on ESPN’s magazine cover. How is Apex Legends different from Fortnite and PUBG? Share your voice Video Games Gaming Now playing: Watch this: Ninja 0 Tyler “Ninja” Blevins has reportedly made about $1 million playing Apex Legends. Ethan Miller via Getty Images Here’s more evidence that the battle royale of battle royale games has begun. Tyler Blevins, a famous gamer known as “Ninja,” made a million dollars streaming himself playing Apex Legends, according to a Reuters’ report on Wednesday. Apex Legends, made by Respawn Entertainment and EA, gained 10 million players in the first 72 hours after it launched on Feb. 4. Ninja reportedly tweeted about Apex Legends on Feb. 5 and streamed himself to his more than 13 million followers on Twitch. He got paid about $1 million for the promotion, Reuters said, citing an anonymous source.
With the Game bar you’ll be able to turn your screen captures into memes. Microsoft The Windows 10 Game bar is about to get a whole lot more useful. The Game bar overlay, launched by pressing the Windows key plus G (Win+G), lets you do things like control volume, take screenshots, record gameplay and broadcast your gaming. Earlier in the year, Microsoft asked users for ways to improve the bar and now it’s starting to turn those suggestions into actual features, said the software giant on its Xbox Wire site. For instance, if you’ve been using the Game bar’s Capture widget for screenshots, Microsoft is adding editing options including text overlays so you can turn those shots or video snippets into memes and post them straight to Twitter. A Spotify widget is new to the Game bar, too, letting you play, pause and skip what you’re listening to as well as switching to other playback devices and selecting recommended playlists. Don’t have Spotify or care about captures? Microsoft made the interface customizable so you can now choose just the widgets you want to see. Pick the widgets you want to use with the updated UI. Microsoft That includes a new Xbox Social widget that shows you what your friends are playing and lets you text them or start a voice chat. You’ll also be able to watch their Mixer stream from the Game bar. And, like the rest of the features, you only have to hit Win+G to call up the bar to use it. . Windows Insiders (and anyone on Win10 RS5+)The new features are available to anyone signed up as an Xbox Insider through the Xbox Insider Hub. You can get the Hub from the Windows 10 store. Once installed, head to the Insider Content in the upper left and choose Windows Gaming. Those on Window 10 build No. 17763 or higher, will be automatically enrolled into the Game bar flight. Mentioned Above Microsoft Windows 10 Pro (OEM) $179 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Get ready for the first wave of Nvidia RTX gaming laptops Amazon Post a comment Tags See it $143 Microsoft Windows 10 Now playing: Watch this: Best Buy 6 ways to take a screenshot in Windows 10 0 1:41 Review • Windows 10 review: Microsoft gets it right Laptops See It Abt Electronics $169 Share your voice $145 See It See It 19 Photos Microsoft Windows 10
The Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. will be the site of an American Indian Veterans Memorial. A resolution supporting the memorial cleared an Alaska Senate committee on Tuesday. Photo by cayusa, Flickr Creative Commons.The Alaska Legislature could join the chorus of voices calling for an American Indian Veterans Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. An Alaska Senate committee on Tuesday passed a resolution supporting the project.Download AudioNative Americans have fought in every United States military conflict since the Revolutionary War, and have some of the highest per capita service rates of any ethnic group.Since Alaska became a U.S. territory and later a state, Alaska Natives have served their country as well. During World War II, the Alaska Territorial Guard included more than 6,000 volunteer soldiers from more than 100 communities.“American Indians have established a long and distinguished legacy of military service,” said Kalyssa Maile, an intern in the office of Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage. ”Senate Joint Resolution 19 affirms the Alaska Legislature’s support of Alaska Native and Native American veterans, and recognizes their great sacrifices for our country.”Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage, sponsored Senate Joint Resolution 19, which supports construction of an American Indian Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Photo by Skip Gray, Gavel Alaska.Wielechowski sponsored SJR19, approved Tuesday by the Senate State Affairs Committee. He said the American Indian Veterans Memorial is supported by theAlaska Federation of Natives, the National Congress of American Indians and Vietnam Veterans of America, among other groups.“There were several people that came up from Florida to attend AFN and push for this resolution,” Wielechowski said. “I attended the Vietnam Veterans of America national conference in Florida last year and they were there. I spoke with people there. They were urging us to do this as well.”Congress approved the Native American Veterans’ Memorial Act in 1994, but the project didn’t go anywhere. Stephen Bowers, a member of the Seminole Tribe of Florida and a Vietnam veteran, started lobbying Native American groups to support the memorial in 2011. Bowers says it’s long overdue.“It’ll mean that finally someone is recognizing the fact that the American Indians fought for this country and against the European invaders back since 1492,” he said.While Bowers says many supporters want the memorial to be built near the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, President Obama late last year signed legislation to place it at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian, two miles away. Bowers says the location isn’t as important as getting a memorial concept approved, a process he says will take several years.“When they built the National Mall, they didn’t make it easy for organizations or for anyone to put a statue or a memorial on the mall,” said Bowers.He expects the National Museum of the American Indian to sponsor a contest and form a committee to shepherd the project through the design phase.Senate Joint Resolution 19 now heads to a vote on the floor of the Alaska Senate.
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Riviera Maya, Q.R. — A large plot of beachfront property in Riviera Maya has been discovered sold for approximately 23 peso per square meter.The discovery, which was made by Reforma, says that the Secretariat of Agrarian, Territorial and Urban Development (Sedatu) was responsible for the sale of land under the Borge administration in February 2016.An area of 262.5 hectares of beachfront land along the Cancún-Tulum highway in Riviera Maya has an estimated value of more than 1.2 billion peso as determined by Hipólito Luna Hernández, of the PGR. Sedatu, however, reportedly sold the land for just 61.4 million peso, 20 times under its estimated value.The entire plot of land was apparently sold to one private individual who, within weeks of acquiring it, turned around and sold it to a real estate development company. Reforma’s report says the Director of Rural Property of Sedatu, Luis Bastarrachea Sosa, was responsible for processing the transaction by the seller and that the transaction was not made public.Alberto Anaya, national leader of the Labor Party, says he trusts that the next administration will sanction Sedatu for having sold the land at a price 20 times lower than its value.He says president-elect, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, has already demanded an exhaustive investigation into the sale of the land.“We believe that the presidency of Andrés Manuel López Obrador will be the best presidency that Mexico will have to date.“Public administration has to be renewed, corruption has to end, the highest interest of the nation must be placed at the center”.“To avoid these types of incidents, it is necessary to restructure the public administration,” he said adding, “I do want to tell you that with Andrés Manuel López Obrador, corruption will end.”PGR expert Hipolito Luna estimated on June 6, that the commercial value of the property was equivalent to 472.2 peso per square meter.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)
News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more read more News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more Technology | Artificial Intelligence | July 18, 2019 Paragon Biosciences Launches Qlarity Imaging to Advance FDA-cleared AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis System Paragon Biosciences LLC announced the launch of its seventh portfolio company, Qlarity Imaging LLC, which was founded… read more IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire. News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently expanded its breast imaging solutions with the launch of its… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Feature | January 29, 2015 California Breast Density Notification Law Slow to Have Impact UC Davis research demonstrate need for more physician education January 29, 2015 — A University of California-Davis study found that half of primary care physicians are still unfamiliar with a controversial state law mandating that radiologists tell women if they have dense breast tissue.The findings, to be published in the March print edition of Journal of the American College of Radiology, suggest that if the law is going to have any significant impact on patient care, primary care providers need more education about breast density and secondary imaging options.”Overall, the impact of the breast density legislation probably is not significant if primary care physicians are not educated or aware of it,” said lead author Kathleen Khong, a UC Davis radiologist and staff physician. “We should put some emphasis on educating the primary care physicians so that when they get questions from patients, they can be comfortable in addressing the issues.”The California law, which took effect in April 2013, requires that patients whose breast density is defined as “heterogeneously dense” or “extremely dense” (about 50 percent of women), receive a notification. The researchers point out that breast density has long been a required part of any radiological report following mammography, but unless a patient asks to see the report, the information is shared only with the patient’s providers. Led by patient advocates, the legislation is intended to increase awareness of dense breasts and encourage patients to discuss the clinical issues with their doctors. According to published research, 28 states have passed, rejected or considered dense-breast notification legislation since 2009.But the UC Davis study demonstrated that while women and their doctors are receiving the notifications, many of those physicians are unclear about what to do with the information. As a consequence, the researchers said, it appears that relatively few patients with dense breasts are asking questions about their breast density and its implications.The UC Davis study surveyed 77 physicians about the new law. Roughly half (49 percent) reported no knowledge of the legislation and only 32 percent of respondents noted an increase in patient levels of concern about breast density compared to prior years. In addition, a majority of primary care physicians were only “somewhat comfortable” (55 percent) or “not comfortable” (12 percent) with breast-density questions from their patients.Khong said their survey results were surprising, but acknowledged that many primary care physicians may not feel they have sufficient training to make a clinical recommendation for a particular type of secondary screening. In fact, the study also found that 75 percent of respondents would like more education about the breast-density law and its implications for primary care.”They are eager to learn and want to help their patients and be part of something positive as a result of this,” Khong said.Jonathan Hargreaves, assistant professor of clinical radiology and a study co-author, said, for example, that if a patient has dense breasts she should have a risk assessment, which takes into account her family history of breast cancer, biopsy history and other factors to determine whether a supplemental screening is warranted. Once complete, the physician should then discuss the potential benefits and risks of supplemental imaging in determining the most appropriate approach for the patient. The use of ancillary screening in addition to mammography is a complex subject and still the subject of considerable debate, explained Hargreaves.Tomosynthesis, known as 3-D mammography, is one supplemental test that breast radiologists generally agree provides a slight benefit for women with dense breasts over a standard mammogram and can be scheduled for the next annual mammographic screening appointment after receiving a notification. Breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is another secondary imaging option, Hargreaves said, but is generally only used for screening in women who have a very strong family history of breast cancer or have a known high-risk gene, such as BRCA.”The law has raised a lot of awareness about breast density,” Hargreaves said. “That being said, mammography screening is the primary thing patients need to do, and beyond that, the real benefits of other screening techniques are still the subject of ongoing medical debate.”Khong and Hargreaves hope to validate their findings by expanding their research to include primary care physicians from other major university health care systems in California.For more information: cancer.ucdavis.edu FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content
Nikolic said he envisages Serbia as an EU member, but one “which will never give up the claim over its Kosovo.”He added that whatever future major decision Serbia’s government makes on Kosovo and the EU, it must be approved in a popular referendum.“I want Serbia to become an EU member, but this is a long road mostly due to the mistakes of the previous government, the corrupt state,” Nikolic said in an interview with Vecernje Novosti newspaper published Thursday. “The EU is important to me, but Serbia is even more important.”Although Nikolic, a self-proclaimed “Russia lover,” visited Moscow only days after he won the election, his first official foreign presidential visit will be to the EU headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, on June 14.“Whatever I find out in Brussels … I will share with the citizens, however hard it may be, or contrary to my beliefs,” Nikolic told reporters after his inauguration.___Jovana Gec contributed to this report.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Nikolic defeated predecessor Boris Tadic in the May 20 presidential runoff, and Nikolic’s populist Progressive Party won the most seats in the 250-member assembly.But because Tadic’s pro-EU Democrats have more allies in the parliament to form the next government, Nikolic may be forced to propose Tadic as the next prime minister _ a position more powerful than the presidency.In his inaugural speech, Nikolic urged quick formation of the new government, but indicated that his political cohabitation with Tadic will be stormy.“Serbia is a country shaken by heavy crisis,” Nikolic said, blaming Tadic’s former government for crime, corruption, unemployment and economic mismanagement.“I want a different Serbia,” Nikolic said. “Serbia which is free of fear for its future, with its doors opened to both the West and the East.”Several thousand Nikolic supporters greeted him with cheers in front of parliament in downtown Belgrade, but jeered Tadic as he arrived for the inauguration.The EU has urged Nikolic to pursue the course to membership like his predecessor, and to continue to seek reconciliation with Kosovo, the former ethnic Albanian-dominated province which declared independence in 2008. Although the United States and most EU countries recognized Kosovo’s statehood, Serbia and Russia have refused. Check your body, save your life Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Top Stories Sponsored Stories Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy Associated PressBELGRADE, Serbia (AP) – Former nationalist opposition leader Tomislav Nikolic was inaugurated as Serbia’s new president Thursday, blasting his pro-European Union predecessor for the country’s deep economic and social problems and further fueling political turmoil after his surprise election.Nikolic, who claims to have shifted from being staunchly anti-Western to pro-EU, was sworn in for a five-year term at an inaugural session of Serbia’s new parliament. Comments Share New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home
<a href=”http://www.etbtravelnews.global/click/21733/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://adsvr.travelads.biz/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=10&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> Source = e-Travel Blackboard: W.X Consumers in the Asia Pacific appear to be more confident in their economies, with a massive jump recorded in the recent MasterCard Consumer Confidence index.Looking ahead for the next six months the Asia Pacific region recorded a consumer index score of 66.3, nearly doubling the 38.7 score recorded in the middle of the year. Additionally some 21 of the 24 markets surveyed achieved a positive score. “The global economy has started to stabilize in the second half of 2009; and conditions have improved especially fast in the Asia/Pacific region,” said Yuwa Hedrick-Wong, MasterCard Worldwide Asia/Pacific Economic Advisor.“The latest findings of the overall robust rebound in consumer confidence in the region mirrors progress seen in the real economy. In some of the markets where consumer sentiments had fallen precipitously in 2008 and early 2009; their rebound has been equally sharp.”Mastercard says while it’s unlikely that economic recovery will be V-shaped, a heavy drop followed by rapid growth, it appears that consumer confidence is trending in a V-shaped rebound.Across the Asia Pacific and Middle East, the countries with the highest consumer confidence were Vietnam (90.3), Qatar (89.2), United Arab Emirates (86.1) and China (85). The UAE Also saw the sharpest jump up as it only recorded a score of 29.6 last survey.MasterCard’s Consumer Index score is calculated with zero as the most pessimistic, 100 as most optimistic, 50 being neutral, and is based on expectations in the market on the five areas Economy, Employment, Stock Market, Regular Income and Quality of Life.
More Brits are booking flights to Egypt and Turkey after realising that destinations in the countries are less than five hours away.This is according to holiday companies Thomson and First Choice, which have increased flights to mid-haul destinations by 11 percent after Egyptian and Turkish destinations experienced a “surge in popularity”.Thomson and First Choice head of short and mid-haul products Alex Loftus said that families had become more inclined to opt for the countries after previously being accustomed to self-catering units in short-haul destinations.”This has been in part due to the rising cost of the euro but also due to the excellent four and five star all-inclusive resorts in these destinations, which offer fantastic facilities for families without the hassle of cooking or eating out,” he explained.Next summer, Thomson Airways will launch new flights to Turkey, Tunisia and Egypt from Stansted, Cardiff and Bournemouth airports.The Association of Independent Tour Operators recently said that more people were booking flights abroad in August following the Met Office’s revised summer forecast for the UK.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedIncrease in flights makes Egypt and Turkey more accessibleBrits are booking flights to Egypt and Turkey after realising that destinations in the countries are less than five hours awayFewer European visitors leads to ‘more enjoyable’ continental holidaysPeople booking flights to Europe this year are having a more enjoyable time because of the fewer number of visitorsReal Value Resorts: Perception Vs RealityReal Value Resorts: Perception Vs Reality
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Khloe Kardashian is pregnant.The reality star confirmed Wednesday on Instagram that she is expecting her first child with boyfriend Tristan Thompson. She included a photo of her pregnant belly with the post.The 33-year-old Kardashian said she is “thankful, excited, nervous, eager, overjoyed and scared all in one” and called the pregnancy “my greatest dream realized.”Kardashian is the younger sister of Kim Kardashian West. Thompson plays centre-forward with the Cleveland Cavaliers.The couple’s pregnancy had been rumoured for months. Khloe Kardashian said in her post Wednesday that they intentionally kept the news quiet so they could “enjoy this between our family and close friends as long as we could privately.” This combination photo shows television personality Khloe Kardashian at the NBCUniversal Network 2017 Upfront at Radio City Music Hall in New York on May 15, 2017, in New York, right, and Cleveland Cavaliers’ Tristan Thompson at the NBA basketball team media day in Independence, Ohio, on Sept. 25, 2017, left. Kardashian confirmed Wednesday, Dec. 20, on Instagram that she is expecting her first child with boyfriend Thompson. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, right, Ron Schwane, left, File) by The Associated Press Posted Dec 20, 2017 3:33 pm PDT Last Updated Dec 20, 2017 at 4:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Khloe Kardashian confirms pregnancy with Instagram post
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Cassandra Szklarski, The Canadian Press by Cassandra Szklarski, The Canadian Press Posted Jul 2, 2019 4:00 am PDT Keanu Reeves arrives at the world premiere of “Toy Story 4” on June 11, 2019, at the El Capitan in Los Angeles.The prolific Toronto-bred action hero is riding high on a dizzying array of roles on film, TV and streaming services while Internet memes and tributes have exploded in recent months with unified adoration. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Richard Shotwell – Invision TORONTO — Overexposure can dim the brightest Hollywood star — except, it seems, Keanu Reeves.The prolific Toronto-bred action hero is riding high on a dizzying array of film and TV roles while internet memes and tributes have exploded in recent months with unified adoration.The so-called Keanuaissance is sweet justice for devotees of the heartthrob, who has weathered decades of critical pans that often dismiss his acting as little more than wooden portrayals of himself.Most notably, the 54-year-old is dominating the box office with “John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum,” which pushed the cult franchise into the mainstream when it debuted at #1 mid-May, and appears in last weekend’s #1 film, “Toy Story 4,” as the voice of bombastic Canuck stuntman Duke Caboom.“Suddenly, he’s at the top of his game and he’s leading a franchise that I don’t think … anyone thought would achieve this kind of status,” Comscore analyst Paul Dergarabedian says from Los Angeles, referring to the violent “John Wick” film series that has amassed more than $500 million worldwide according to his data.“Keanu Reeves has this cool factor that’s pretty undeniable, and the guy builds motorcycles — he has that Arch Motorcycle company. He’s well-known for being super-friendly, affable, down-to-earth kind of guy.”The preternaturally youthful star is a rare celebrity to have anchored culture-shifting hits in each of the past four decades, including “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure” in ’89, “Speed” in ’94, “The Matrix” franchise in ’99, and ’03; and the “John Wick” instalments that launched in ’14.It’s a testament to Reeves’ iconic stature that he turned up as an outsized version of himself in the Netflix romantic comedy “Always Be My Maybe” in late May. It pokes fun at the myriad stereotypes projected onto his low-key image by casting him as a self-involved windbag full of obnoxious zen platitudes.Dig deep and you’ll also find guest appearances on the detective comedy “Swedish Dicks” on Super Channel, and his turn as a misanthropic bachelor in last summer’s box office flop “Destination Wedding,” now on Amazon Prime Video.“It’s been like the Keanu year, he’s doing well,” acknowledges Pixar animator and fellow Canuck, Benjamin Su, who animated Reeves’ voice for his introductory scene as an insecure plastic stuntman in “Toy Story 4.”“Duke was originally like a side-joke character and I think when he came in and he started to delve into the guy’s past a little bit more and figure out what was driving him, it forced us animators and the writers to dig a little deeper into the character.”What results is an unabashedly patriotic portrayal in which Duke declares: “Yes, I Can-ada!” “Duke can’t help it,” Reeves says in production notes for the film. “He’s a showman and a daredevil — he has to perform. It’s who he is. It was great to express my inner Duke Caboom.”Even avoiding the multiplex is no guarantee to escape the weirdly omnipresent Reeves, as Twitter is awash with random videos suggesting one could encounter the actor at any moment: ambling into a Carl’s Jr., giving up his seat to another passenger on the subway, assisting fellow airline passengers waylaid by an unexpected detour, simply getting groceries.Largely absent on social media is Reeves himself.The man is famously guarded about his personal life and that seems to have lent an air of mystery, says Dergarabedian.At least two childhood acquaintances challenge an especially persistent image of a sad loner, epitomized by the “Sad Keanu” meme that made the rounds nearly 10 years ago.Instead, 55-year-old Maia Frumhartz describes a reserved but athletic, happy-go-lucky teen with a solid circle of friends back when they hung out in the summer of 1983.She says they met the year before when she was 18 and each lived in Toronto’s Yorkville neighbourhood. A mutual friend brought him to a party she was hosting, and he struck her as a shy “wallflower.”“He was kind of a mousey kid, a quiet, shy kid but the next summer he kind of started to come out. He was 18 that summer and really active and you could tell he was more confident,” says Frumhartz, who went by Judy as her first name back then.“We’d go play tennis, we would take bike rides. Once we had our licences we were driving in cars, just partying,” says Frumhartz, adding that life took them down separate paths the following year. “Keanu was a great dancer, I remember loving to dance with him.”Jason Kay says his older brother grew especially close to Reeves after meeting around junior high, and the two remained close into their early 20s, even as Reeves’ career took off in Hollywood.In high school, Kay says Reeves was a talented hockey goalie who was good enough to try out for a major junior hockey team but chose to pursue acting instead.“I remember when we talked about it, 25 years ago or whatever it was, he said that he just didn’t see himself in a dressing room after games,” says Kay, two years his junior. “It was the acting that was his passion.”Flash forward to May of this year, and we find Reeves officially being embraced by Hollywood at last with his signature, hand and footprints immortalized in concrete at the TCL Chinese Theatre.Back in his hometown of Toronto, the Beirut-born actor of Hawaiian, Chinese and British heritage has yet to receive a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame.But there’s no sign his career is slowing down any time soon.Reeves sent gaming fans into a frenzy in June by announcing he’d lent his voice and likeness to the upcoming sci-fi role-playing video game “Cyberpunk 2077,” and upcoming film projects are said to include a return to the slacker character that helped start it all, “Bill and Ted Face the Music”, as well as another “John Wick” outing.Dergarabedian suggests Reeve’s reinvention as an R-rated action hero has gone a long way towards shifting a spotty film legacy for the better.Or maybe it’s his sheer likeability that allows audiences to forgive multiple misfires such as the savagely reviewed “Replicas,” which screened at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2017, and 2008’s misguided remake “The Day the Earth Stood Still.”The fact Reeves has made a point of alternating big-budget popcorn flicks — think 1989’s “Parenthood,” 2003’s “Something’s Gotta Give” — with more challenging indie fare — there was 1991’s “My Own Private Idaho,” 2005’s “Thumbsucker” — suggests there’s long been more to Reeves than many give him credit for, says Dergarabedian.“I think it’s just in his DNA to be low-key about everything and let the work speak for itself. That, I think, is the absolute key to longevity.” Parsing out Keanu’s totally excellent year after decades of highs and lows