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Student Contests Focus on Law Democracy

first_imgStudents from Primary to Grade 12 have a chance to display their creative talents and win great prizes, including gift certificates, cash and a special Democracy 250 gift package, with three contests that focus on law and democracy. The elementary student poster contest, junior high photo contest and high school speech contest are sponsored by the Canadian Bar Association of Nova Scotia and Democracy 250, and are part of Law and Democracy Week, April 14-19. Democracy 250 co-chair Russell MacLellan said one of the key objectives of Democracy 250 is to get more young people thinking about the value of democracy and the importance of voting. “This is a fun way to remind them they live in a great country where their freedoms, peace and security are protected by our laws and democracy,” Mr. MacLellan said. Canadian Bar Association of Nova Scotia president Julia Cornish said “CBA-NS is pleased to extend its annual Law Day celebrations to include a week-long program of events marking Law and Democracy Week in recognition of the 250th anniversary of Canada’s first parliamentary democracy. “It is a natural fit for CBA-NS and Democracy 250 to team up and reach out to students in a way that appeals to them and teaches them about how our laws and democracy are inter-connected.” Other events planned for Law and Democracy Week include a flag-raising ceremony at Province House, mock trials and a Celebrity Quiz Show on law and democracy. Additional information on contest themes and contest rules are available by visiting the bar association website at www.cba.org/ns . Entry deadlines are March 31.last_img read more

Triage system for border crossers wont be in place until late September

first_imgOTTAWA – A long-promised triage system aimed at redirecting irregular border crossers from crowded shelters in Montreal and Toronto will not be in place until as late as the end of September.The federal government says it’s working with individual municipalities across Ontario and must identify available housing capacity before it can roll out its triage program.Ottawa announced the so-called triage system in April following concerns raised by the province of Quebec over an influx of asylum seekers flooding temporary housing facilities in Montreal.Since then, Toronto has also seen a spike in refugee hopefuls converging on its homeless shelters and college dormitories. Both Quebec and Toronto have called on the feds for help.Ottawa’s response was the promised triage system, which would identify asylum seekers interested in settling in areas outside Montreal or Toronto to await the outcome of their refugee claims.But the system has not materialized and Ottawa says it is still working on it.In May, government said it was delayed due to the Ontario provincial election. Now, Ottawa says the new Doug Ford administration is not playing ball so it has to go to municipalities to find shelter options.While this is being worked out, Ottawa is paying to house about 500 asylum seekers in hotels in the Toronto suburbs of Mississauga, Etobicoke and Markham, as the college dorms in Toronto currently housing them must be vacated by Aug. 9.The contract with these hotels extends until Sept. 30. That’s when the feds hope to be able to roll out their triage system — five months after it was first announced.“Our plan is to have a triage system in place by (Sept. 30) to allow us to better manage the flow of asylum seekers to different municipalities,” said Mathieu Genest, press secretary for Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen.The City of Toronto is co-ordinating the outreach to municipalities in Ontario to identify areas where housing capacity exists. The city is working closely with the federal government to secure accommodation for the approximately 3,053 refugees and asylum seekers currently living in the city, Toronto spokeswoman Daniela Magisano said Wednesday.Earlier this month, Toronto Mayor John Tory convened an urgent call with mayors from other large cities in Ontario, asking them to identify any sites or facilities that could be repurposed as temporary housing, as well as connections to employers for job opportunities.Mayors responded positively to Toronto’s call for help, including Frank Scarpitti, mayor of Markham.But not everyone in Markham is ready to welcome the refugees.A protest on the weekend denounced any plan to house “illegal border crossers” in the community. The demonstration came to fisticuffs, with some protesters waving signs saying, “Markham say no to illegal border crossers,” and “Protect our city, protect our home,” while counter-protesters fought them with their own signs and chants of “Refugees are welcome here.”Scarpitti says he believes the protest was organized by candidates running against him in the upcoming municipal elections and said rumours of 5,000 asylum seekers coming to Markham are false.The mayor went out of his way to stress that while he believes in welcoming refugees and wants to help Toronto with its housing crunch, he is not “throwing the doors wide open” to asylum seekers.“All that I did was indicate that we would see, because we have very limited options as the City of Markham… if there was any ability to help out in some small way given the limited options that we had,” Scarpitti said Wednesday in an interview.“This notion that 5,000 are coming to the city of Markham is a gross exaggeration and meant to instill a reaction. And shame on these people, these candidates.”NDP immigration critic Jenny Kwan says she believes the backlash against irregular migrants is a result of tensions caused by a lack of forward planning and leadership from the federal government.“It also doesn’t help when you have politicians misrepresenting the situation. Calling asylum seekers ‘illegals’ — that really exasperates the situation and creates the negative sentiments and dehumanizes asylum seekers,” she said, noting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Hussen have referred at times to irregular migration as “illegal.”She questions why government is still trying to work out details of its triage plan five months after it was announced and well over a year since flows of refugee claimants began to cross irregularly across the U.S.-Canada border.“By and large we knew that the numbers were going to go up because of the Trump administration,” she said.“Right from the get-go, the NDP (and) I have called for the government to come up with a strategy to deal with the situation. We knew that housing was going to be a critical component of this.”-Follow @ReporterTeresa on Twitter.last_img read more

Lonechild FSIN payout sparks provincial probe

first_imgAPTN National NewsLast week, the beleaguered chief of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations stepped down.Guy Lonechild and his political staff will receive close to $600,000 in severance pay.Now Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says he is concerned about where this money is coming from.APTN National News reporter Delaney Windigo has this story.last_img

Greater funding needed to improve peacebuilding process – Security Council

20 May 2008Calling for the United Nations to play a lead role in coordinating international efforts to help countries recovering from conflict stabilize and eventually prosper, the Security Council stressed the need today for greater funding to assist in peacebuilding and to lay the groundwork for longer-term reconstruction and development. In a presidential statement issued at the end of a day-long open debate, Deputy Permanent Representative Karen Pierce of the United Kingdom said that Council members recognized that financing should be “available from the outset” for recovery and peacebuilding activities, as well as to help later in the longer-term processes.The statement highlighted that the UN should lead the coordination in the field in countries emerging from conflict, working closely with regional organizations, international bodies, individual Member States, international financial institutions, civil society and the private sector to support the process.It also welcomed the efforts of the UN Peacebuilding Commission, set up in late 2005, in providing advice and leadership and called on Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to give advice within the next year on how best to improve the UN system’s handling of peacebuilding.Earlier, he told the debate that the UN must become more coherent in coordinating its activities, increase its capacity on the ground and build up its civilian expertise.In the presidential statement, Ms. Pierce noted that post-conflict countries face a vast array of challenges, ranging from re-establishing the institutions of government, disarming, demobilizing and reintegrating the national armed forces, reforming the security sector, respecting human rights and revitalizing the economy.“The Security Council underlines that civilian expertise in post-conflict peacebuilding is essential in helping to meet these needs,” she added. read more

Petronas completes 6billion Progress Energy acquisition after deal gets Ottawas approval

CALGARY — Malaysian state-owned energy firm Petronas has completed its $6-billion takeover of Progress Energy Resources Corp.The deal won Ottawa’s approval on Friday after having initially been rejected as not being of “net benefit” to Canada.Progress’ shares and debentures are expected to be delisted from the Toronto Stock Exchange on Monday.Petronas plans to build a liquefied natural gas export terminal near Prince Rupert, B.C., which will now be 60% larger than would have been the case had the deal not gone through.The Petronas Progress deal was approved on the same day Ottawa gave the green light to the $15.1-billion takeover of Nexen Inc. by China’s CNOOC Ltd.That larger and more controversial transaction still has more hoops to jump through before it closes, including U.S. regulatory approval, as Nexen has operations in the Gulf of Mexico.The Canadian Press read more

Aldi supermarket murder Man to appear in court after young mother stabbed

first_imgA spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said: “A 44-year-old local man has been charged with murder following a stabbing incident inside a Skipton supermarket. Jodie Willsher was married with a young daughter Forensic officers at the scene of a fatal stabbing in Aldi supermarket, Skipton One well wisher, who was laying flowers at the scene, said: “I went to school with Jodie, primary school and high school.”She was a well-liked person, I don’t know anyone who had a grudge against her, she seemed, lovely, such a nice person.”She idolised her daughter. She put a snap on Facebook yesterday of her with her daughter cuddling in bed before she went to work.”Nobody should ever go to work and not come home.” A police spokesman said: “The man, who is aged in his sixties but possibly older, was wearing a flat cap and a lighter and darker two-tone walking-type jacket.“He was the first person to try and intervene and was involved in a sustained struggle to restrain the offender.“It is believed he was shopping with a lady with short light-brown hair who was wearing a light-coloured, possibly grey, jacket.“They appear to have left the store before the emergency services arrived.”Grandfather, Wilf Beattie, 68, described how he had punched the man to the ground before restraining him.He said he did not see the incident but heard the commotion immediately afterwards.He said: “I just started laying into him, I punched him in the face a few times. We got him onthe floor and restrained him.”A member of staff came, got his head and a fella and myself got a belt around his legs before a young member of staff came with a big roll of cling film and we wrapped it around his legs.” Jodie Willsher with husband MalcolmCredit:Ben Lack Photography A man has been charged with murder after a young mother was stabbed to death in front of horrified shoppers, while working in her local supermarket.Neville Hord, 44, will appear before York Magistrates’ Court this morning (Sat) charged with the murder of Jodie Willsher, 30, who was described as a “warm, beautiful and lovely person”.Mrs Willsher, who was married with a five-year-old daughter, was allegedly attacked in the aisle of an Aldi supermarket in Skipton, North Yorkshire on Thursday afternoon.Shoppers who were stocking up for Christmas detained the suspect, tying him up until police arrived.Mrs Willshire was rushed to hospital but was declared dead a short time later.Her husband Malcolm, 36, and their daughter, who had recently started at primary school, were being comforted by family and police liaison officers as forensics officers continued to examine the scene of the alleged murder. In an emotional tribute Mr Willsher said: “She was lovely and warm and always had a smile on her face. She was amazing, beautiful and a lovely person. She was a doting mother and a loving wife.”Her mother Nicole Dinsdale was said to be “utterly destroyed” by the tragedy.Witnesses described how the suspect was held by staff and fellow shoppers after being bound up in cling film. Aldi Skipton  Police at the scene in Skipton A message of condolence outside the branch of AldiCredit:Ben Lack  Last night friends and family of the devoted mother of one paid tribute, describing her as a “fun loving and caring person”.Her cousin, Chris Swales said: “How can life be so cruel, a selfish act by one person has left a husband without a wife and a little girl without her mother.”You weren’t just my Cousin Jodie, you were like the sister I never had and now I’m broken you’ve gone.”One friend, who did not wish to be named, added: “Jodie was such a bright and bubbly personality. Everybody loved her.“Her and Mal were the perfect couple, so in love with each other, and just great people.” Police at the scene in Skipton Another shopper described seeing Mrs Willsher wearing a Christmas jumper and with a big smile on her face, shortly before the incident. And last night police appealed for a key witness, who was thought to be the first person to intervene, to come forward. A police officer takes potential evidence away from the discount storeCredit:Ben Lack  A forensic officer talks to colleagues at the scene of the fatal stabbing in Aldi, SkiptonCredit:Ben Lack Sympathy “The suspect was initially detained by brave members of staff and shoppers. He was then arrested by officers who were quickly on scene.“Jodie suffered multiple serious injuries and was taken by ambulance to Airedale General Hospital for emergency treatment. She sadly died despite the efforts of the medical team to save her.“The suspect has been charged with murder. He has been remanded into custody and will appear at York Magistrates’ Court on Saturday 23 December.”last_img read more

HP Google Cloud Join Forces

first_imgHP is gearing up to release a new line of printers that will support cloud computing. The new line of printers allow users to print directly from the computer or from Google Cloud. No word on when the products will be sold in retail locations.Via Hot Hardware AdChoices广告last_img

Philosophical Kafeneio to host Dr Vassilakopoulos

first_imgIn one of its monthly meetings, this August Philosophical Kafeneio of Melbourne will host Dr George Vassilacopoulos, a senior lecturer at the Department of Politics Philosophy and Legal Studies at La Trobe University. The topic of the lecture will be ‘Has the philosophical thought been exhausted in today’s world?’. The discussion with guests will follow. Gatherings of Philosophical Kafeneio in Melbourne are held every first Tuesday in the month, from 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm, at the Panarcadian Association Kolokotronis (570 Victoria Street, North Melbourne). Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Park service says no to church picnic

first_imgOrganizers of the county’s All Church Picnic have called off this year’s event.Ryan Hurley, president of Detour Ministries, said plans to hold the fourth annual event on July 29 on the grounds of Pearson Air Museum were canceled after the National Park Service denied their permit request.Pearson Air Museum is within the footprint of the park service’s Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. However, the nonprofit Fort Vancouver National Trust has the sole fiscal and operational responsibility for the museum.The city had already issued a permit for the picnic, said Elson Strahan, president and CEO of the National Trust. At that point, picnic organizers figured the 2012 picnic was going to be business as usual, Hurley said.In previous years, “We had never been asked to contact the National Park Service, nor had we been contacted by the National Park Service,” Hurley said.“Unfortunately, the event had not been reviewed or authorized by us” in previous years, said Tracy Fortmann, superintendent of the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.last_img read more

Volvo will share crashsafety data to help make other cars safer

first_img More From Roadshow 2020 Volvo XC60 T8 Polestar Engineered first drive: Almost Super Trouper Volvo Volvo wants to help reduce injuries and deaths from car accidents, regardless of manufacturer, so it is embarking on a new initiative to share information with other carmakers. Volvo announced Wednesday at a press conference in Sweden that it will share its data on crash-test safety with other automakers for free. It was announced along with Volvo’s plans for in-car cameras designed to counter intoxicated and distracted driving.The data-sharing move comes in the 60th anniversary year of the automaker’s decision to equip all cars with three-point seatbelts as standard. Back then, Volvo decided not to charge other companies to use the technology. Three-point belts thus quickly spread worldwide, which Volvo Cars CEO Håkan Samuelsson told journalists “has probably saved over one million lives, not in Volvos only but in all brands.”Enlarge ImageThe Accident Research Team investigates about 35-50 crashes in-person every year in Sweden. Volvo Volvo has a huge trove of crash-test data that it can share, and it’s thanks in part to those three-point belts. In 1966, the company began studiously examining crashes involving Volvo cars to see whether seatbelts made a difference (spoiler alert: they reduced injuries by 50 percent). Then in 1970, Volvo formed the Accident Research Team, which is on-call 24-7 to visit any crash site involving a Volvo within a one-hour drive of the company’s headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden. For Volvo crashes further afield in Sweden, the company draws on insurance records, medical data and surveys sent to the involved drivers to build up even more information.”And that provides in-depth information, which is a world of information … of the injury mechanisms and the occupants’ different needs for protection,” Lotta Jakobsson, senior technical specialist at Volvo Cars Safety Center, told journalists.Jakobsson emphasizes that Volvo won’t be sharing raw data points, but rather interpretations and analyses other companies can use to make their cars safer. As well as the altruistic goal of helping improve car safety, the sharing initiative is intended to help Volvo learn from what other companies are doing: “I also want to learn something,” Jakobsson said.Lotta Jakobsson, senior technical specialist at Volvo Cars Safety CenterEnlarge Image”We’re making this data, these publications easily accessible and available for everybody,” Volvo’s Lotta Jakobsson said of the company’s crash data. Volvo The announcement goes hand-in-hand with Volvo’s launch of Project EVA, which stands for Equal Vehicles for All. Jakobsson says that carmakers don’t test with a very diverse set of dummy sizes and designs, and as a result, women, as well as people outside of average heights and weight ranges, tend to fare much worse in car crashes. Project EVA’s goal is to focus specifically on addressing that deficit by recognizing that computer models and dummies need to represent more body types.”People are different, nobody looks exactly like that,” Jakobsson said, pointing at a nearby crash-test dummy.For one specific example of how the company has already addressed this, she cites Volvo’s WHIPS anti-whiplash seat design introduced in 1998. Volvo data showed women, and especially tall women, were significantly more likely to incur whiplash neck injuries in crashes than men. (Why? “Still there’s no good answer for this,” Jakobsson said, though she says it’s believed women’s necks are more flexible.)As a result of that data, Volvo’s WHIPS seats specifically focused on cutting down those whiplash injuries — and data showed a 30-percent reduction in whiplash claims as a result. And that’s exactly the type of safety improvement Volvo hopes it and other carmakers will be able to make as a result of Project EVA. Car Industry 2019 Volvo S60 review: More competitive than ever Post a comment Meet Roadshow’s long-term 2019 Volvo XC40center_img 0 Tags 2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country first drive: Small changes make a big impact Volvo Share your voice 50 Photoslast_img read more

India will divert Pakistans share of water to Rajasthan Haryana and Punjab

first_imgKashmiri boatmen extract sand from the Jhelum river in Srinagar, September 26, 2016. [Representational Image]ReutersUnion Water Resources Minister Nitin Gadkari has reiterated that India will be forced to stop the flow of water into Pakistan from three rivers – Satluj, Ravi and Beas – under the Indus Water Treaty. Gadkari said IWT was signed on mutual agreement that stood firm on peace, brotherhood and love but over last few years, Pakistan has supported terrorism on Indian soil which has forced India to rethink its stand.The minister added that a study has been undertaken to understand how India can divert 15-20 per cent of Pakistan’s share of 33 million acre-feet ( MAFT) water to Rajasthan, Haryana and Punjab.”Pakistan is continuously supporting terrorists. If Pakistan doesn’t stop terrorism, we won’t have any other option but to stop river water to Pakistan. So, India has started internally studying it. The water will go to Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan,” Gadkari said.This is the second time since the Pulwama terror attack on February 14 that Gadkari has warned of stopping the water flow into Pakistan. He had also said that a nod has been given for the construction of three dams which will help to divert the flow of water from Pakistan.How will India and Pakistan be affected if IWT breaks?Pakistan is still getting 80 per cent of the total water flow from Chenab, Indus and Jhelum rivers with some share allocated to India for limited irrigation, unrestricted power generation, industrial purposes and other utilities. The total water share from the three rivers accounts to 80 MAF. Additionally, India also allows 5-10 per cent of the unused water from its rivers to flow into Pakistan.India’s threat of stopping water flow into Pakistan by the construction of dams has been seen as a cause of concern in Pakistan. However, IWT has remained one of the most successful water agreements in the world especially under the World Bank batch which has often de-escalated water tension between the two countries. n Picture: NASA’s satellite image of Pakistan by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite, taken on 11 August 2010 after two weeks of flooding, shows the Indus River swollen, and pushing over its banks even before it meets the tributaries flowing from the east. [Representative Image]Reuterslast_img read more

Ryanair cancels flights due to air traffic control strike in France

first_imgGet the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailBudget airline Ryanair has cancelled a number of flights due to French Air Traffic Control strikes – the carrier has announced. Air traffic controllers are on strike in France today, leading to hundreds of flights, from a large number of airlines, that travel to, from or via France being cancelled. A Ryanair spokesman said: “We regret to advise customers that due to an air traffic control strike in France today March 22 2018, we have been forced to cancel some flights. “Affected customers have been notified via SMS and email. “Unfortunately, further flight delays and cancellations are likely and customers are asked to please monitor this notice which will be updated throughout the day. “Ryanair sincerely apologises for any inconvenience caused by these unjustified ATC disruptions which are entirely outside of our control.” Read MoreDelays expected as abnormal load passes through Staffordshire this weekend A number of Easyjet flights are also affected. Yesterday, a spokesman said: “We expect that there will be delays and cancellations due to the industrial action, therefore we advise all customers to check the status of their flight on our flight tracker either on our mobile app or website. “Please also be aware that public transport services will be affected by the strike. We recommend all customers allow plenty of extra time to get to the airport and consider alternative transport options where possible. “Although this situation is outside of our control we would like to apologise to any affected passengers for the inconvenience caused.” The strike action is set to continue until 5am British time on Friday March 23. The latest industrial action is the latest in a long-running dispute between a number of Air Traffic Control (ATC) unions and the French government over staffing and pay. Want to keep up to date with the latest traffic and travel news?Each day Stoke-on-Trent Live journalists bring you the latest news on the roads and railways across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire, South Cheshire and further afield to help keep you on the move. For the very latest updates on roads including the M6, A500, A50 and more, visit our dedicated traffic and travel news channel here. We also run a live news feed each weekday, which you can access on our website’s homepage from 7am to 9pm from Monday to Friday. And for more as-we-get-it updates on the roads across the region and beyond, join The Sentinel’s traffic and travel Facebook group here.last_img read more

Ladysmith Gazettes pick of the top 5 local and international news stories

first_img1: Update: Well-known Ladysmith biker to be laid to rest todayThe funeral of the late Marina Kruger will be held today (July 7). The funeral will take place at 11am at the NG Moedergemeente Kerk (Old Klip Kerk) in Murchison Street.Read full story: Update: Well-known Ladysmith biker to be laid to rest today2: Update: R74 road between Colenso and Weenen still closed due to protestsThe R74 road between Colenso and Weenen is still closed this morning (July 7). This is due to a service delivery protest that started yesterday.Read full story: Update: R74 road between Colenso and Weenen still closed due to protests3: Demanding speed humps after child is knocked down in Ladysmith streetPeople living in Burma Road are complaining about the lack of speed humps in the street. A child was recently hit by a vehicle, sustaining head injuries. Residents say this is a serious matter as this is an area that has not one but TWO schools, yet there are no speed humps at all.Read full story: Demanding speed humps after child is knocked down in Ladysmith street4: Hong Kong seizes 7.2 tonnes of ivory The 7200 kilogramme (16,000 pound) haul was hidden underneath frozen fish and raised suspicions because of the high transportation fees listed on the bill of import. Customs officials in the southern Chinese city said the cargo had come from Malaysia and was believed to have been the work of a major smuggling ring.Read full story: Hong Kong seizes 7.2 tonnes of ivory5: Elon Musk’s Tesla to build world’s largest battery in AustraliaThe region was hit with a total blackout when an “unprecedented” storm wrecked power transmission towers in 2016, and billionaire Musk in March offered to help with a battery farm. “This system will be three times more powerful than any system on earth,” Musk told reporters in the state capital Adelaide.Read full story: Elon Musk’s Tesla to build world’s largest battery in AustraliaClick to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more

Broward Health Enables Comprehensive Patient Care Collaboration With Mach7 Enterprise Imaging Platform

first_img• Access to a complete patient record: Centralized, consistent and rapid access to complete patient records improves collaboration and connects patients with physicians.  Changing RequirementsCentral to the patient care strategy at Broward Health is the ability to collaborate simply across an ever-expanding network. Broward’s legacy PACS systems weren’t keeping pace with the organization’s strategy to build a faster and more reliable environment to support evidence-based medicine and physician collaboration. Broward needed a flexible and scalable solution that would tightly integrate with their EHR for quick access to the entire medical records system, including universal viewing of patient images.  • Positive impacts on clinician and patient well-being are recognized: Broward Health is also able to integrate best-of-breed viewers with the Mach7 platform, allowing clinicians to use their viewer of choice and the one that best suits the clinical needs of the patient.  “VNA is a very delicate term. The system has to be truly neutral. The physician needs to see the images in their native format, with no reformatting, wrapping or adding text. Images must be stored so that if anything changes, the images are intact so they can be returned to the imaging device for review if needed. This is a critical component of the Mach7 solution.” —Boris Kalitenko, senior PACS administrator, Broward Health  “Considering viewers and how you access patient images is critical. Not only can the right system enhance your ability to provide the highest level of care at minimal cost, but it can also augment how you impact patient well-being and quality of life.” —Boris Kalitenko, senior PACS administrator, Broward Health  Broward HealthProviding service for more than 75 years, Broward Health in South Florida is one of the 10 largest healthcare systems in the U.S., and currently operates more than 50 healthcare facilities. The system includes a comprehensive radiology department that averages more than 700 studies each day. Changing clinical demands required Broward Health to take a closer look at the hospital system’s imaging strategy and make a change to support the current and future needs of their clinicians.  Results/Ongoing Benefits• Measured ROI and storage savings: Image storage is consolidated across the enterprise. All PACS image storage needs are centralized, regardless of modality or location of image acquisition. “The VNA solution has been cost effective for Broward Health. We’ve done a study on the cost of storing DICOM and non-DICOM images and the value proposition is there. Mach7 Enterprise Imaging Platform gives us the ability to control and enforce compliance and HIPAA regulations, and store all the domains in one centralized location. We have better control of the data at a lower cost and high availability to leverage solutions that aren’t proprietary.” —Ronaldo Möntmann, VP of information technology, Broward Health Broward Health in South Florida is one of the 10 largest healthcare systems in the U.S.To accommodate a broad user community that captures and views imaging information across a network of diverse physical devices, Broward Health’s picture archiving and communication system (PACS) administration team looked for the “space station” of imaging platforms. The team selected the most flexible, modular and neutral solution on the market: Mach7 Enterprise Imaging Platform. center_img • Real-time visibility into the imaging system’s health and synergy with the Mach7 support team: Broward Health and the Mach7 support team have the same visibility into the imaging system’s health, ensuring seamless communication and problem solving.   Existing PACS Brought “Exhausting Complexity”Broward Health’s existing PACS systems were bringing “exhausting complexity” to the hospital’s environment and did not keep pace with the organization’s strategy to build a faster and more reliable system for physician collaboration. Knowing that they still had several years left on their PACS contract, the team conducted a self-assessment to evaluate how much it would cost to continue supporting their PACS environment. They were then able to compare those costs to the strategic investment of moving to an enterprise imaging platform. The business impact of waiting until the end of their PACS contract was exponentially greater, so they decided to move forward with an enterprise imaging solution as soon as possible.  Goals for Broward Health’s Enterprise Imaging Solution• Improve enterprise-wide, multi-specialty collaboration;• Reduce access time and increase availability of patient imaging files, regardless of capture or storage location; • Streamline image viewing requirements; • Control mounting imaging storage and management costs; • Enforce regulatory compliance for HIPAA/HITECH;  • Become PACS-agnostic to improve workflow enterprise-wide; and • Ensure images are stored in a truly vendor-neutral archive.  “There is an unsurpassed level of trust and engagement with the Mach7 support team. We have a dashboard that gives a real-time view of the health of our system. The support team has the same view and if there is ever a hiccup, the Mach7 team takes care of it right away.”—Boris Kalitenko, senior PACS administrator, Broward Health Sponsored Content | Case Study | PACS | November 06, 2015 | Sponsored by Mach7 Technologies Broward Health Enables Comprehensive Patient Care Collaboration With Mach7 Enterprise Imaging Platform Case Study sponsored by Mach7 Technologies The SolutionAfter a lengthy evaluation period of PACS and VNA-based enterprise imaging solutions, Broward Health selected Mach7 Technologies asa vendor. “Our collaborative partnership with Mach7 gives us a comprehensive and robust patient-centered solution that supports broad-scale clinical and business requirements,” said Broward Health IT Manager James Orr. “The VNA component of the platform helps us build the foundation we need to integrate, access and share imaging studies across our enterprise.”  “We needed an enterprise imaging system built like the space station; modular and without incurring expense when you try to lift it up,” said Kalitenko. “It needed components that were interchangeable, flexible and scalable. With Mach7, we not only have a system with true vendor neutrality, but we also have a great partnership as well.”  Case study supplied by Mach7 Technologies. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享last_img read more

US Coast Guard seizes 110 million worth of cocaine in the Caribbean

first_img Facebook Comments The U.S. Coast Guard said Tuesday it had seized an estimated $110 million worth of cocaine during two recent operations in the Caribbean, one of which the organization confirmed took place between Colombia and Nicaragua.The combined bust of 3,300 kilograms (3.63 tons) is “one of the largest in a long time,” Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Barney told AFP.The first seizure occurred south of Jamaica on March 15, where the Coast Guard found about 97 bales containing some 2,400 kilos of cocaine floating near a fishing boat suspected of smuggling drugs. The estimated wholesale value of the find is $80 million.The second operation, on March 19, involved a Colombian-flagged boat with five Colombian nationals on board that have been handed over to authorities in their homeland.The Coast Guard pursued the vessel in the southwest Caribbean Sea, firing warning and disabling shots that prompted the crew to dump 900 kilos of cocaine worth an estimated wholesale value of $30 million.Both finds were transferred to federal authorities Tuesday in Miami, Florida, in the United States. Related posts:Beachcombing along the Caribbean drug trail in Nicaragua Mexico to purge corrupt cops in violent state Solís put on the defensive as joint US-Costa Rican patrols come up for renewal Nicaragua seizes cocaine on board small aircraft from Costa Ricalast_img read more

UK police raid causes evacuation of nearby flats

first_img Sponsored Stories Comments   Share   The raids were supported by officers from the North West Counter Terrorism Unit.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Top Stories Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your homecenter_img Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day LONDON (AP) – Police in central England ordered half a dozen apartments evacuated briefly after finding what they called suspicious substances during a raid.The evacuations followed a Wednesday morning raid at two houses in Horwich in Greater Manchester. Residents of the flats were allowed to return by midafternoon.Greater Manchester Police said a 38-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possessing indecent images and also on suspicion of possessing information likely to be useful for a person committing or preparing for acts of terrorism. Four benefits of having a wireless security system Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Daylast_img read more

Credit Unions See Healthier Second Quarter

first_imgCredit Unions See Healthier Second Quarter September 5, 2014 467 Views Credit Unions National Credit Union Administration 2014-09-05 Tory Barringer in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, News, Originationcenter_img Lending activity at credit unions nationwide accelerated in the second quarter, though mortgage growth lagged behind all other categories.According to a quarterly report from the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), institutions last quarter reported $673.9 billion in outstanding loan balances, an increase of 9.8 percent compared to the second quarter of 2013—the largest annual growth since the first quarter of 2006, the group reported.NCUA attributed the growth to strides made by the economy after a weak first quarter.”A stronger economy and a stronger credit union system go hand-in-hand,” commented NCUA board chairman Debbie Matz.Lending was up all-around, ranging from year-over-year growth of 27.5 percent in smaller short-term loans in the year’s first half to 9.9 percent in first mortgage loans in just the second quarter.The association also recorded improvements across other metrics, including credit union membership, which grew by more than 900,000 in the second quarter to surpass 98 million.At the same time, the number of federally insured credit unions fell to 6,429, a decline of 3.8 percent the group called “consistent with recent consolidation trends within the credit union system.”Of those federally insured credit unions remaining, 448 hold more than $500 million in assets each, adding up to $760 billion in combined assets—69 percent of the credit union system’s total $1.1 trillion in assets. They also reported faster growth and higher returns on average assets than the system as a whole.NCUA also reported that federally insured credit unions remain well-capitalized, with 97 percent reporting a net worth at or above the 7 percent required by law. That compares to 96.2 percent at the end of the second quarter last year.The group’s report did reveal one cause of concern in the system: While investments with maturities greater than three years declined slightly from the first quarter to the second, they remained $5 billion higher than a year ago, posing an interest-rate risk for federally insured institutions.”[T]he slight decrease in long-term investments as a share of assets over the past quarter is not enough to alleviate interest-rate risk,” Matz said. “Long-term fixed-rate assets remain elevated, and interest-rate risk continues to be a key concern and a supervisory priority for NCUA.” Sharelast_img read more

More than 2000 are autistic

first_imgOVER 2,000 young people in Cyprus are autistic, according to NGO statements in lieu of Thursday’s World Autism Awareness Day.This is a huge increase compared to ten years ago, volunteer commissioner Giannis Giannaki said, according to the Cyprus News Agency (CNA) without outlining any possible causes as to why this might be.“The mission of humanity, volunteers, non-governmental organisations and society as a whole should be to improve the lives of autistic people,” he added saying it was the public’s duty to provide them with good care and support, making sure no one felt isolated or excluded.A cure for autism has yet to be discovered as its causes are still unknown, however showing affection and care is the best help anyone could offer, Giannaki said. Symptoms include, to varying extents, difficulty in adapting to social situations, communicating and understanding emotions. They may also have difficulty concentrating, coordinating their movements and sleeping problems.World Autism Awareness Day was first celebrated in 2008 after a United Nations General Assembly decision to ensure autistic people could integrate into society.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoIsraeli rape suspects freed, woman who alleged assault arrested (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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