NTSB Actions of Pilot Tug Captain Led to Collision

first_imgzoom An investigation into a collision between a bulk carrier, a tug and a tank barge, which occurred in late January 2016 in the Lower Mississippi River, showed that the actions of the pilot aboard the bulker and the tug captain led to the incident, ​the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said.In the evening hours of January 31, 2016, the bulk carrier Aris T collided with tank barge, towing vessel Pedernales, and two facility structures, all of which were located on the left descending bank of the Mississippi River at Norco, Louisiana.Also damaged during the collision were one additional shoreside structure, another towing vessel, and two other tank barges, bringing the total damage cost to more than USD 60 million. No pollution resulted from the accident, however, two dock workers reported injuries.Following an investigation, the NTSB determined that the probable cause of the collision was the failure of the pilot on the Aris T to take early and effective action to mitigate the risk presented by the developing upriver traffic situation, and the distraction of the captain on the Loretta G. Cenac from safety-critical navigational functions as a result of his cell phone use.Based on information from the involved parties, investigators concluded that the navigational equipment, steering, propulsion, and other vital systems on the Aris T, Elizabeth M. Robinson, and Loretta G. Cenac operated satisfactorily at the time of the accident.last_img read more

HC asks JNU to appoint chair for intradepartment sets aside VCs order

first_imgNew Delhi: In a major setback to the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) administration, the Delhi High Court has directed the varsity to appoint a professor from the Linguistic Centre as the Chairman. The varsity had earlier appointed a professor from the Persian Centre as the Chairperson of the Linguistic Centre. Though, the said centre falls under the same school (School of Language), according to law, the chairperson of a certain Centre should be a professor from the same Centre and the appointment is done on the basis of seniority. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder A single judge bench of the high court presided by Justice Suresh Kumar Kait directed the varsity to appoint a chairperson in Linguistic Centre from within the same centre. “I hereby direct the Executive Council to appoint Chairperson from the Linguistic Centre itself in accordance with practice and the law,” the court ruled. The court was hearing a petition filed by varsity’s professor Ayesha Kidwai seeking the court’s direction to JNU to appoint a Chairperson to the Centre based on the rule of rotation by choosing from the professors/senior fellows of the Centre itself. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchings The plea also sought quashing of an order of the Vice Chancellor by which Professor Mazhar Asif was appointed as Chairperson of the Linguistics Centre. Asif is a professor of the Persian Centre and is the dean of School of Languages under which the said centres fall. Speaking to IANS, Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) President N. Sai Balaji, said: “The Vice Chancellor is shameless, he is continuously trying to perpetuate illegality in the campus through his institutions. Time and again his unlawful decisions are being scrapped by the courts but he has no respect for the courts and the rule of law.” The university’s administration responding on the order of the high court said that that the concerned appointment was “temporary”. “The appointment was interim and was done on a temporary basis but people moved the High Court against the same. It is not illegal,” Pramod Kumar, Registrar, JNU told IANS.last_img read more

Celebrities Join The Thirst Project For Charity Beverage Tastings

first_imgCelebrity supporters joined The Thirst Project founder Seth Maxwell on Tuesday, October 30,for an evening of beverage tastings at The Avenue in Hollywood to raise awareness for the global water crisis and help to raise funds for building fresh water wells in developing countries.The Thirst Project is a non-profit organization that exists to raise awareness of and bring solutions to the clean water crisis through Education Outreach Programs that educate, equip and empower individuals to explore the human journey and take action in projects that create radical and sustainable global change, and champion hope and respect for the positive values of life. As well as build fresh water wells in communities suffering from the global water crisis. Started by college students, the Thirst Project now reaches out to colleges and high schools to educate their students on the nearly 1 billion people who still do not have access to clean drinking water and proper sanitation. In less than 3 years, its members have reached over 500,000 students and in turn raised $1.3 million. This money has provided 50,000 people with drinkable water. In these communities, disease, child mortality, AIDS, etc. drop dramatically thanks to the clean water wells.Among the celebrities in attendance were Christian Serratos (Twilight: Breaking Dawn part 2), Diane Neal (Law and Order SVU), Chelsea Ricketts (AMC’s The Killing),Drake Bell (iCarly), Geno Segers (Pair of Kings), Jillian Rose Reed (Awkward), Michael Welch (Twilight movie series), Nikki DeLoach (Awkward), Jeannie Mai (Fashion Expert), Pip (The Voice), Sarah Hackett (Artist/Singer-Songwriter), Allie Gonino (The Lying Game), Amy Paffrath (Dumbbells), Drew Seeley (Singer/Songwriter), Kristina Pesic (Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World) and Breann Johnson (Red Wing).last_img read more

Fancy a new job The National Trust is looking for someone to

first_imgGwen Potter, National Trust countryside manager for the Northumberland Coast, said: “This job isn’t the normal nine to five. Being good with PowerPoint isn’t a priority.“We’re looking for someone with a passion for wildlife and conservation – and who wants to share that passion with others.    Bored of working in an office? Tired of your commute? The National Trust is looking for someone to look after wildlife on the Farne Islands. Working on a remote island could be someone’s dream job; surrounded by seal pups and beautiful birds, the successful applicant will have a one-minute commute.The Farne Islands ranger will have some very important jobs to do, including counting the 200 seal pups born on the islands each year, surveying the 37,000 pairs of puffins and sometimes even saving the lives of soaked Arctic tern chicks using a hairdryer. The job doesn’t come without its risks. Rangers on the islands must brave dive-bombing attacks from Arctic terns, no running water and harsh spring storms that can see them marooned on the islands for weeks at a time.However, quality of life on the islands, which lie off the coast of Northumberland and have been looked after by the National Trust since 1925, seems high.The islands, which have been protected for 189 years and are one of Britain’s oldest nature reserves, boast gorgeous sunrises and one of England’s largest seal colonies. It’s a nature-lover’s paradise. “Living here you truly feel like you’re on the edge of the world. It’s a wildlife-lover’s paradise: open the curtains in the morning and you’re greeted with crowds of fluffy seal pups or scampering Arctic tern chicks. “As a ranger you’ll be in charge of monitoring the wildlife and seals on the islands – as well as assisting with scientific research. “Rangers have been based on the Farne Islands for almost 190 years, with scientists carrying out research here for decades. Last year a Springwatch-backed study found that a Farne Islands Arctic tern had made a record-breaking migration, flying 96,000km to Antarctica and back. “Every season is different and you’ll be doing everything from carrying out repairs and counting cute seal pups in October to blow-drying sickly Arctic terns or handling puffin chicks during our five-yearly count of the colourful birds.“But it’s not a job for the faint-hearted. All our water on the island has to be brought in by boat – and we’ve not got a washing machine. Rangers can end up marooned in their cottage during the seal mating season and the island’s thousands of Arctic terns are known for diving at people’s heads in a bid to defend their chicks.”The islands attract 50,000 visitors a year and are managed by a close-knit team. Could you be on it?Applications for the job, which pays £17,934 per annum including accommodation on the islands, close on February 7. You can apply here. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Guatemala volcano death toll up to 62 expected to rise

Rescue workers walk on rooftops in Escuintla, Guatemala today blanketed with heavy ash spewed by the Volcan de Fuego (AP)EL RODEO, Guatemala (AP) — The charred landscape left behind by Guatemala’s erupting Volcano of Fire was still too hot in many places Monday to pull out bodies so thickly coated with ash that they looked like statues as the death toll rose to 62 and was expected to go higher.Rescuers in helicopters managed to pull at least 10 people alive from ash drifts and mud flows that were up to the rooflines of some homes, forcing first responders to use sledgehammers to break through the roofs to see if anyone was trapped inside.Residents of El Rodeo, about eight miles (12 kilometres) downslope from the crater, said they were caught unaware by the fast-moving hot ash and rock when the volcano west of Guatemala City exploded Sunday, sending towering clouds into the air.Searing flows of ash mixed with water and debris gushed down the volcano’s flanks, blocking roads and burning homes.Hilda Lopez said the volcanic mud swept into her village of San Miguel Los Lotes, just below the mountain’s flanks, and she didn’t know where her mother and sister were.“We were at a party, celebrating the birth of a baby, when one of the neighbors shouted at us to come out and see the lava that was coming,” the distraught woman said. “We didn’t believe it, and when we went out the hot mud was already coming down the street.”“My mother was stuck there, she couldn’t get out,” said Lopez, weeping and holding her face in her hands.Lopez’s husband, Joel Gonzalez, said his father had been unable to escape and was believed to be “buried back there, at the house.”At least 62 people were confirmed dead, according to Fanuel Garcia, director of the National Institute of Forensic Science. All came from the hamlets of Los Lotes and El Rodeo, but only 13 had been identified so far because the flows that reached temperatures as high as 1,300 degrees Fahrenheit (700 Celsius) had so disfigured the bodies.“We’re having a lot of trouble identifying them because some of the dead lost their features or their fingerprints. We’re going to have to use other anthropological methods and if possible take DNA samples to identify them.”In the village of El Rodeo, heavily armed soldiers wearing blue masks to ward off the dust stood guard behind yellow tape cordoning off the scene as orange-helmeted workers operated a backhoe. A group of residents arrived at the scene with shovels and work boots.Some residents said they never learned of the danger until it was upon them — and were critical of authorities.The country’s disaster agency “never told us to leave. When the lava was already here they passed by in their pickup trucks yelling at us to leave, but the cars did not stop to pick up the people,” said Rafael Letran, a resident of El Rodeo. “The government is good at stealing, but when it comes to helping people they lack spark.”Authorities have said they feared the death toll could rise with an undetermined number of people unaccounted for. The disaster agency said 3,265 people had been evacuated.Among the fatalities were four people, including a disaster agency official, killed when lava set a house on fire in El Rodeo, National Disaster Coordinator Sergio Cabanas said. Two children were burned to death as they watched the volcano’s second eruption this year from a bridge, he added.Dramatic video showed a fast-moving flow of mud, ash and slurry slamming into and partly destroying a bridge on a highway between the towns of Sacatepequez and Escuintla.Ash from the volcano, which lies about 27 miles (44 kilometres) west of Guatemala City, fell on the capital area as well as the departments of Sacatepequez, Chimaltenango and Escuintla. Streets and houses were covered in the colonial town of Antigua, a popular tourist destination.Aviation authorities closed Guatemala City’s international airport because of the danger posed to planes, but the airport was reopened at mid-morning Monday after workers cleared away ash.One of Central America’s most active volcanos, the conical Vocano of Fire reaches an altitude of 12,346 feet (3,763 metres) above sea level at its peak. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGuatemala volcano: Dozens die as Fuego volcano eruptsJune 4, 2018In “World”Nearly 200 missing, 73 dead from Guatemala volcanoJune 6, 2018In “World”Red alert raised after ash bursts from Hawaii volcanoMay 16, 2018In “World” read more

Late pay for members of Joint Services due to inaccurate filing

Minister of Finance, Winston JordanMinister of Finance, Winston Jordan has said that the delay in the payment of members of the joint services is not a result of unavailable finances, but rather the submission of inaccurate information.In a statement today, Minister Jordan was quoted by DPI as saying that the Ministry of Public Security’s payroll was released from the Ministry of Finance on Thursday, October 18. He further explained that a request for 6141 and Virements was received the following day, with insufficient information. A request for additional information was satisfied after 17:00 hrs. and a letter for Budget approval sent to the Director of Budget on Monday, October 22. Approval was granted, and the funds released the same day.According to DPI, attempts to import the payroll on Tuesday, October 23 highlighted several errors resulting from incorrect postings during the year. According to the Minister, staff worked into the night to correct the detected errors. Staff of the ministry of Public Security were unable to assist in the process with necessary explanations despite being provided with tables and demonstrations from the technical staff of the Ministry of Finance, for hours. The result therefore was the inability to process the Ministry of Public Security’s payroll to date.Minister Jordan has assured that the processing of the payroll will continue today, October 24, 2018 with staff of the Ministry of Finance working with those of the Ministry of Public Security to rectify all errors and ensure salaries are paid to the joint services.The agencies affected include Guyana Prison Service and the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU), DPI said. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedFinance Minister tours DDL operationsAugust 26, 2018In “Local News”Govt inks US$17.5M credit agreement to improve healthcare deliveryJuly 19, 2017In “latest news”Govt stonewalls Opposition’s questioning on budget cutsNovember 20, 2018In “latest news” read more

ASA Hires New Director of Policy Communication

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) announced today the selection of Wendy Brannen as director of policy communication, based in its Washington, D.C. office.“Wendy brings a breadth of knowledge and experience in agriculture, media and marketing to our communications team,” said ASA CEO Ryan Findlay. “We look to her leadership and innovative spirit to take us to the next level as we set the course for future soybean policy.”Brannen is a marketing communications leader with 12 years of experience managing non-profit marketing organizations and related promotional programs. She comes to ASA after two years serving as executive director of the Lodi Winegrape Commission in California, where she oversaw communications strategies, research projects, export initiatives and member relations. She previously directed consumer health marketing and public relations at the U.S. Apple Association. She also served as executive director of the Vidalia® Onion Committee, where she developed strategic marketing programs.Brannen has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and finance from the University of Georgia and a bachelor’s degree in communications and broadcasting from the University of North Florida.Brannen is also an experienced broadcast reporter, producer and anchor.“Wendy will play a key role in identifying strategies for ASA to communicate with increasingly food-conscious consumers as well as with the soybean farmers we represent and with government policymakers,” said John Gordley, director of ASA’s Washington office. “We welcome her to our very talented communications staff, and look forward to writing the next chapter in the growth of the U.S. soybean industry.”last_img read more

Amtrak train derails in Woodland

first_imgA northbound Amtrak train’s front locomotive derailed in Woodland about 6:50 p.m. Wednesday. The train carried 86 passengers, and no injuries were reported, Amtrak officials said.The train was bound for Seattle.Train passenger Mike Roberts, 52, of Vancouver said the 508 Amtrak Cascades train was moving at a slow speed when he suddenly saw enormous clouds of dust and smoke. The train came to a sudden stop, he said. The wheels of the lead engine lost contact with the rails, Amtrak officials said.The 10-car train left Vancouver at 6:30 p.m. and was to arrive in Seattle at 9:45 p.m.“It’s lucky no one got hurt,” Roberts said.Passengers were bused to Seattle. A train heading south from Seattle to Eugene, Ore., was held in Centralia, and those passengers were bused to their destination.The derailment was at Kuhnis Road and Whalen Road, slightly south and west of the Woodland city limits, officials said.BNSF Railway has sent a crane and a crew from Vancouver and cranes from Tacoma and Pasco also are needed and are expected by 5 a.m. Thursday, said the railway’s Gus Melonas. He said he expected the tracks to be cleared later Thursday.Melonas said more than 50 trains use the line in a 24-hour period. Discussions are taking place about rerouting freight traffic, Melonas added.last_img read more

Paytm launches Aadhaarbased know your customer identification process

first_imgPaytm, the mobile payment and e-commerce platform, has started an Aadhaar-based on-line know your customer (eKYC) process of customer verification.Regulated entities like banks and wallet providers are required to carry out certain customer identification procedures while establishing account-based relationships and undertaking transactions. These procedures constitute know your customer process of verification. It is a process that can help identity theft, financial fraud, money laundering and terrorist financing, the company said in a statement.A know your customer process would involve verifying the customer’s original documents of proof of identity and proof of address in person, filling up of forms, attaching latest photograph and copies of identity and address proof, verification of details, data entry into customer information management systems and archival of all the paper documents.Paytm’s Aadhaar based KYC process is entirely paperless, instant and secure. A customer’s identity is verified instantly on the basis of matching biometric scan of fingerprint or IRIS against Aadhaar database.A customer’s consent is also captured using Aadhaar based eSign, ensuring that the entire process is completely paperless. “We are building India’s largest eKYC customer network to bring half a billion Indians to the mainstream economy,” Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Founder and CEO of Paytm said.One 97 Communications, which owns fintech firm Paytm, last month said it will raise approximately Rs. 2,000 crore ($300 million) from global investment banking firm Goldman Sachs, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund Temasek and Taiwan’s semi-conductor firm MediaTek.The fund will be divided between Paytm’s various businesses, which include e-commerce, online payment solutions and the yet-to-be launched payments bank. RelatedPaytm’s parent firm One97 to raise $300 million from Goldman Sachs, Temasek, other investorsPaytm launches 2-day sale with big offers and chance to win iPhone 6; how to participate in contestlast_img read more

Steam for Linux open beta begins this week

first_imgSteam’s limited Linux beta has been running for a little over a month now, recently opening up to 5,000 new testers. Today, in a message to the Steam for Linux closed mailing list, Valve has announced that it will be opening up the beta to the public next week.Opening up the beta would increase the current population of 80,000 testers to, Valve hopes, a much larger number. Along with the open beta, Valve will release a new web page detailing how to install Ubuntu and Steam for Linux. A Steam for Linux repository will also be set up, stats for the Linux games library will be released, and of course, games that support Linux will become available for purchase.Remember, just because Steam is making its way to Linux doesn’t mean it’ll bring a boatload of games — Steam is just a client, not some kind of automatic porting engine. However, if the client proves to be a success, game developers could take interest in making a Linux version of their game in order to make some extra money. That said, the client is expected to have around 40 games available at launch, including World of Goo, Amnesia, and Sword & Sworcery.Valve will be opening up the beta around Christmas time — a thoughtful present to all those bored Linux gamers, but also the perfect time to generate a large amount of sales.via OMG! Ubuntu!last_img read more

The OKC Big 3 is headed for a divorce

first_imgThe Steelers pass the eye test, but New England is better by the numbersThe Steelers and Patriots play this weekend, in what could be a preview of the AFC Championship Game, and even though New England played terribly in a loss to the Dolphins, they’re still favorites against a Pittsburgh team riding an 8-game win streak.The line caught many by surprise, because not only are the Steelers on fire, they have stars at every position. As Colin says, Vegas has no agenda, and when you look at the most of the key offensive and team statistics, New England has the advantage in most categories.The Steelers pass the eye test, but when you dig deeper, it’s not hard to see why the Patriots are favored this week, and will be again in the playoffs.Guests:Heinz Ward – Former Steeler wide receiver joins the show to discuss playing the Patriots;  his take on Big Ben and Mike Tomlin’s relationship;Eric Dickerson – FS1 NFL Analyst and NFL Hall of Famer is in-studio to talk about his visit with Ezekiel Elliott during his suspension; and his thoughts on Aaron Rodgers comeback.Christian Pulisic – USMNT Soccer midfielder joins the show to discuss being named the U.S. Men’s Soccer player of the Year; his disappointment from failing to qualify for the World Cup; and the future of U.S. Soccer.Greg Cosell – NFL Films Senior Producer joins the show to look at the film on Tom Brady’s struggles in Miami; if Nick Foles can step in and play in place of Carson Wentz; and why Derek Carr has struggled this year. The OKC Big 3 is headed for a divorceThe Thunder have struggled to start the year, and while some things need time to determine if they’re a success or failure, Colin thinks it’s safe to call this experiment a failure less than half way through the first season.Colin compared the situation to a divorce, where the marriage is typically over long before the final papers are signed. There can be good days, and great moments, but it becomes clear it’s not working.The Thunder won last night, but the sooner GM Sam Presti can face the embarrassment of owning up to the failure, he can tear this thing down and start over. Hopefully, he realizes it before the trade deadline, so he can get something by trading Paul George.last_img read more

Make Your Company A Part Of The Digital Revolution With HelloSign –

first_imgThe world is becoming digital and companies all around the world are trying to minimize the paperwork by making everything digital. If you are a company that does not intend on becoming digital, then you are in trouble. Imagine sitting back at the office and signing a huge stack of papers like contracts, tax forms, reimbursement sheets and what not. That does not sound too good does it? The simple solution; electronic signatures or eSignatures.Why Do Companies Need HelloSign:This is the way you will revolutionize your business and we have just the deal for you! Start today by getting HelloSign and make your life easy! They are the fastest, most secure eSignature API Integration. Convinced yet? Here are some reasons why you need this platform:Save Time.The pain of waiting and signing important documents and then passing on these documents to other people in the long approval chain often hinders workflow. With HelloSign you can automate signature requests, use templates, integrate apps like Google Drive, Dropbox for file management and a lot more.Save Money.Your company won’t have to spend on paper and other paper utilities like printer, photocopiers etc. Not only will this save money but is very environment friendly. You can use the money saved to invest in profitable areas. Here is a little inside information, companies that have moved towards eSignatures increase their revenue by about 8% the very first year!Happy Customers.Your customers will thank you for it too. They won’t have to sign tons of paper work and will be pleased with the smooth workflow. After all a happy customer makes a happy company right? The signature process will be smooth, simple and extremely orderly.Improve Efficiency.A huge amount of time is spent on getting manual signatures all the time. Just think about the time each department will save with HelloSign. This will not only increase efficiency but also provides you with the opportunity to invest your time in places that will help your company succeed.User-Friendly.Now the first thing that causes a resistance to a healthy change is fear that the transition would be hard. Well, you don’t have to worry about that because HelloSign was voted number 1 for being easy to implement by G2 Crowd two years in a row! It is extremely user friendly and employees will have no problem in accepting this amazing platform.All you have to do is create or upload a document, fill the necessary fields and assign people the whose signatures are required. After this the relevant authorities can sign from anywhere, anytime and on any device! You don’t have to worry about the security of this platform either. It is compliant with eSignature laws and hence makes these signatures legally binding, secure and completely encrypted. Share Tweet Submitlast_img read more

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first_img News | Radiation Oncology | February 01, 2018 ​ITN Celebrates World Cancer Day 2018 World Cancer Day takes place annually on Feb. read more Javier Torres-Roca Explains Genomics in RadiotherapyVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 6:35Loaded: 2.47%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -6:35 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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The retrospective study compared how well CTCs and FDG-PET/CT predicted survival in MBC patients on standard therapies. Researchers measured the change in CTC count to accurately predict the prognosis and survival in patients with MBC. The number of CTCs identified in patients with MBC is related to patient prognosis; a high number of CTCs at any time during treatment is associated with poor prognosis.The comparison showed that both technologies significantly correlate to overall MBC patient survival (pThe CellSearch System is a 510(k) diagnostic test used to automate the capture and detection of CTCs, tumor cells that have detached from solid tumors and entered the patient’s blood. “Measuring CTCs in metastatic breast cancer patients provides oncologists with an additional tool to help us better monitor patient outcomes,” said one of the lead authors, Dr. Massimo Cristofanilli*, associate professor in the Department of Breast Medical Oncology at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. “The CellSearch CTC test provides an early indication about patients’ disease progression and overall survival.” For more information: www.veridex.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | December 21, 2018 FDA Approves Exablate Neuro for Tremor-Dominant Parkinson’s Treatment Insightec announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an expansion of the indication of… read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | September 12, 2016 Contrast Ultrasound Identifies Deadly Liver Cancers September 12, 2016 — Tiny microbubbles are being used to more effectively… read more News | Interventional Radiology | July 03, 2019 Varian Purchasing Embolic Bead Assets from Boston Scientific Varian announced it has signed an asset purchase agreement to acquire the Boston Scientific portfolio of drug-loadable… read more News | Clinical Decision Support | October 27, 2016 New NCCN Imaging Appropriate Use Criteria Published for Eight Cancer Types October 27, 2016 — The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) continues to build its library of appropriate use read more Videos | Radiation Oncology | November 06, 2018 VIDEO: Personalizing Radiotherapy Using Genomic Markers of Radiosensitivity Genomics can be used to assess a patient’s radiosensitivity, which can be used to increase or decrease the radiation read more News | Oncology Related Products | December 19, 2016 Clinical Study to Combine Chemotherapy Drug with MR-HIFU for Recurrent Childhood Tumors December 19, 2016 — Children’s National Health System and Celsion Corp. read more News | Radiation Dose Management | September 24, 2018 AngioDynamics to Acquire RadiaDyne to Expand Oncology Portfolio AngioDynamics Inc. announced an agreement to acquire RadiaDyne, a privately held medical diagnostic and device company… read more News | Oncology Related Products | May 06, 2016 Study Finds Breast Cancer Adjuvant Therapy Benefits Vary Over Time May 6, 2016 — After breast cancer surger read more News | July 14, 2009 CTC Outperforms FDG-PET in Analyzing Metastatic Breast Cancer Epsilon’s EchoInsight software helps analyze cardiac function by evaluating wall motion strain.  Feature | Cardio-oncology | May 13, 2016 | Dave Fornell Assessing Cardiotoxicity Due to Cancer Therapy Cardio-oncology is an emerging field that combines the expertise of both cardiology and oncology to assess and treat read more Related Contentlast_img read more

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first_img Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more News | August 04, 2009 Intelerad Releases IntelePACS With QA Modules August 4, 2009 — Intelerad Medical Systems released IntelePACS, a suite of fully integrated modules developed as a direct response to the requirements of Intelerad’s clients to improve best practice standards in patient care. Implementing the latest quality improvement measures is one of the steps radiologists are taking to receive accreditation from bodies such as The Joint Commission, formerly (JCAHO), a well known healthcare accreditation group in the USA. Such accreditation is becoming increasingly important with the numerous challenges in today’s healthcare environment. Meeting specified quality standards demonstrates a commitment to quality patient care, helps improve risk management and reduction efforts, and provides a competitive edge in the marketplace. The new IntelePACS modules address quality improvement requirements in three ways:Critical Results Management – Facilitates timely communication of critical findings between radiologists and referring physicians. Critical results are delivered faster and all events are tracked, providing a communication audit trail. The critical results notification process is improved, which results in better patient care and increased efficiencies.Peer Review – Supports the requirement for the ongoing practice-based evaluation of radiologists’ performance. Geared toward measuring diagnostic accuracy, Peer Review allows a radiologist to comment on a peer’s interpretation and state their level of accordance. By embedding the peer review process in the diagnostic workflow, more reviews can be documented in a shorter amount of time.Image Quality Review (IQR) – Allows a radiologist to review and comment on the quality of images acquired by a technologist. Seamlessly integrated with the IntelePACS workflow, IQR provides a streamlined method of providing feedback to technologists. The resulting improvement in image quality reduces the need to re-image the patient.Because the modules are integrated with the IntelePACS solution, radiology practices also benefit from significant cost savings as they no longer need to invest in costly stand-alone applications to meet their quality requirements.Intelerad will be present August 9-13 at AHRA 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada (booth 560) to discuss IntelePACS integrated Quality suite and the benefits of these features for radiology practices.For more information: www.intelerad.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | PACS | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu read more Related Content News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. to expand analysis capabilities of… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. 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 News | Enterprise Imaging | June 27, 2019 Ambra Health Announces Integration With Box Ambra Health announced an integration with Box to enable the sharing of medical imaging directly from within Box’s… read more Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more News | PACS | June 26, 2019 Mini-PACS Solution for Image Management and Workflow Optimization ImageGrid Mini is a feature-rich, reliable and cost-effective image management and workflow optimization solution, pr read morelast_img read more

Beyond the carrot and the stick persuasion hacks that get results

first_imgRelated posts:4 things you need to know before investing in a local startup The different flavors of starting a business Why changing too fast can hurt new businesses Money for startups: The key to creating more companies? It doesn’t matter if you are managing your own business, supervising a small department, or simply running a tight ship at home – you are always trying to influence and persuade people. You want your employees to commit to the company, your team members to adhere to some procedures and ways of doing things, or your kids to pick up their mess.From an early age, we have experienced and most likely used the old “carrot and the stick” approach, which assumes rewards and punishments generate an unequivocal causality towards promoting desired behaviors and deterring unwanted ones. At its core, the rationale behind rewarding wanted behavior and punishing unwanted behavior is not completely flawed; after all, this is how we were raised, how our schools kept us in check, and how most companies try to guide the actions of their employees. They can’t all be wrong, right?But have you ever experienced the limitations of this approach? Have you ever seen kids (perhaps even yours) disobey in spite of being fully aware of the consequences, or employees not giving their best in spite of the attractive bonuses offered? There’s no easy way to influence behavior, even when common sense would tell us that everybody should want to obtain a reward and avoid a punishment. Surprising as it may sound, we don’t always act in our self-interest, and knowing what’s best for us is not always enough.Let me share some examples of how the old ways of stirring behavior often fall short, and what alternatives we have to be more successful at making others go our way.Example 1. I told them to do it, so why won’t they? Equally common among managers and parents, the assumption is that because we told someone what to do, or how to do it, this should automatically translate into them doing it. If you think about it, although coercion can sometimes do the trick, most of the time we do things when it makes sense to us, when it makes our lives easier, or when it helps us achieve something we want.Hack #1: Reframe by showing what’s in it for them. Authority alone doesn’t fly, especially with younger generations. Instead, try to frame the situation as a choice where there’s something they can get out of it. Instead of handing down the solution, work with them finding one and make it about simplifying things or achieving more. Change is uncomfortable, and we don’t want to do it unless we see a good reason to. Help people see that reason by reframing and you’ll be more successful at influencing their actions.Example 2. They know they shouldn’t do it, so why do they?  The administration at an apartment complex was struggling to make residents comply with the rule of picking up their dog’s poop and disposing of it properly. The idea of not accidentally stepping on poop should be incentive enough for people to comply, right? Wrong. People would let their pooch evacuate freely on the lawn in spite of all the signs warning and threatening offenders.Hack # 2: Make it easier for people to act. What’s true in game and app design is true in poop-disposing habits: want people to do something? Make it easy for them to do it. It turns out most people were breaking the rule because they kept forgetting the baggie upstairs, and no sign in the world was going to make them ride the elevator and come back to pick it up. The solution? Place bag dispensers all over with a positively worded sign encouraging residents to keep it clean for the sake of kids.Example 3. We all have to do it, so why won’t they? A friend from a network marketing company was having trouble with people attending the weekly meetings. Team members always had a good excuse not to be there in spite of having committed to show up the week before. The problem was that their commitment was towards an individual (my friend), so as long as they felt they had a good alibi, they were ok with breaking it.Hack # 3: Use social proof to your advantage. Nobody wants to be a castaway, and we will go to great lengths not to feel left out. I advised my friend to work on building a team identity and make the members commit to the team instead of to a person. Making everyone feel they were part of something bigger was the first step, because that is what connects one’s identity to the higher purpose of the team. Once members feel this, it is substantially harder to bail on each other. This works equally in the military, in church and on your soccer team. The second step was to have the members publicly commit to showing up to the meetings so that, if they failed to show, they were letting down not a person – whom they could later bluff – but rather the entire team.These are just a few of the many behavioral nudges that you can use to increase your ability to influence others and to help people, or yourself, make better decisions. The old carrot and the stick don’t always deliver, and our little irrationalities could always use an extra nudge. As always, feel free to comment below to share your own experiences or contact me if you have any questions.Read more “Doing Business columns” here. Randall Trejos works as a business developer, helping startups and medium-sized companies grow. He’s the co-director of the Founder Institute in Costa Rica and a strategy consultant at Grupo Impulso. You can follow his blog La Catapulta or contact him through LinkedIn. Stay tuned for the next edition of “Doing Business,” published twice-monthly. 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Bumpy start to the year for Samoa tourism

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: W.X <a href=”http://www.etbtravelnews.global/click/23419/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://adsvr.travelads.biz/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=10&amp;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> Samoa has seen a bumpy start to the year in terms of tourism arrivals, with January numbers increasing by 7% but February numbers dropping by 13%, says the tourism body.In January 9,016 international travellers visited Samoa, a 7.3% increase on 2009 figures, but in February a 6,902 visitors were recorded a 13.4% drop when compared to a year earlier, the Samoa Tourism Authority announced.“January  visitors’  arrival  increased  by  7.3% compared  to  January  2009.  The  increase  is  mainly due  to  the  significant  increase  in  the  number  of visitors from Asian countries at 89.8% plus visitors from three main markets,” said the tourism body.“February  visitors’  arrival  recorded  a  decline  of 13.4% compared to February 2009. The decline was  due  to  drop  in  the  number  of  visitors  to  Samoa from  all  markets.”Australia was the only country in Samoa’s top three inbound markets which recorded a significant drop in market share from January to February, dropping from 22% to 15%.  New Zealand stayed steady at 42%, while American Samoa dipped slightly from 19% to 18%.last_img read more

Personal Travel Managers Excited by New Wellness Initiative

first_imgSource = TravelManagers Altius Group’s Co-Founder & CEO, Derick BoreanPersonal Travel Managers Excited by New Wellness InitiativeA celebration of success and a chance to plan for future success: these were the main themes at TravelManagers’ 2018 national conference, which has just concluded in Hawaii. Presentations from keynote speakers such as Turia Pitt, supplier workshops, pre- and post-conference famils and a gala awards dinner were all highlights of the conference itinerary, which ran over a three-day weekend and attracted more than 230 personal travel manager (PTMs) and NPO team members and 90 representatives from partner suppliers.The conference also served as an ideal environment in which to announce a new TravelManagers initiative aimed at supporting members’ health and wellbeing. The initiative, known as the Network Assistance Programme (NAP,) was announced by the company’s Executive General Manager, Michael Gazal, on day one of the conference, and he says the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.“We have a very close-knit network of PTMs and National Partnership Office (NPO) personnel working together to support each other, both in business and at a personal level,” explains Gazal. “It’s an environment that’s not without its stresses and challenges, and until now, we’ve had no input in relation to professional, psychological support. That’s where PeopleSense comes in.”PeopleSense, as Gazal goes on to explain, is part of the Altius Group: a national company that provides specialist support, guidance and partnership to help organisations and their people realise their health potential.Altius Group’s Co-Founder & CEO, Derick Borean, says the programmes work by implementing and administering a range of individual and organisational psychology solutions and support, which work to improve wellbeing, productivity and engagement through proven proactive interventions. Borean explains. “Within the Altius Group we provide access to expertise across a wide range of professional services designed to improve the overall health of organisations and individuals. Our PeopleSense team are true experts in emotional health, dealing with issues from anxiety and anger management to relationship difficulties and trauma.”As part of the introduction of TravelManagers’ NAP programme, Borean ran a Wellness and Success Workshop at the national conference, in which attendees discussed the key pillars of wellness, their effect on performance, how to set simple goals and how to achieve them.“At the end of the workshop, we wanted people to walk away with their own personal plan to improve their wellness, and with knowledge on why, how and what to do to make positive changes to achieve lasting success,” Borean explains “They’ve buddied up with colleagues and have taken a big step forward in their wellness journey. That is great for them personally, and it’s great for their business”.Gazal says the introduction of the NAP programme reflects the value TravelManagers places on the PTM network, many of whom spend a large portion of their professional week working in geographical isolation.“Because our business model allows PTMs the flexibility and freedom to choose their work hours and location, we’ve always placed an emphasis on ensuring that they still have the support and camaraderie that they would have if they worked in a traditional office environment: NAP is about taking that support to the next level, and we’re very excited by it.”The link between a thriving business and its people is an obvious one, according to Borean, who says that healthy, engaged teams of people make a business more productive and successful.“Whether it’s maintaining people in health or rehabilitating them in the event of injury or illness, by combining our clinical expertise, the science of behaviour, our national resources and commercial acumen, we’ll be helping TravelManagers to achieve industry-leading outcomes that will enable them to focus on what they do best.”PTMs will receive six free support sessions per year, with round-the-clock access to a team of psychologists who have each completed four years’ tertiary degree and two years of professional supervision, as well as being registered with a regulatory body. This level of expertise offers PTMs proven, evidence-based strategies to help them out in their time of need.“Assistance will be made available to all PTMs and throughout the TravelManagers network, regardless of the remoteness their location,” Gazal adds. “It’s free, self-referred and completely confidential.”Borean notes that NAP is not just a programme for people in crisis: rather, he describes it as being equally designed to assist “normal everyday people, who feel they need some expert help with normal everyday issues.”For more information or to speak to someone confidentially about TravelManagers please contact Suzanne Laister on 1800 019 599.About TravelManagersTravel Managers operates in all Australian States and is a wholly owned subsidiary of House of Travel, Australasia’s largest independent travel company which has a forecast turnover of $2 billion for 2018. TravelManagers is a sister company to Hoot Holidays, also owned by House of Travel, and has more than 540 personal travel managers throughout Australia with a dedicated support team at the company’s national partnership office in Sydney. TravelManagers places all customer money in a dedicated and audited Client Trust Account which is separate from the general business accounts, ensuring client funds are secure and only used for client purchases.last_img read more

Chicago Bears offensive tackle Bradley Sowell 79

first_imgChicago Bears offensive tackle Bradley Sowell (79) celebrates a touchdown reception with teammates during the second half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) 0 Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories The Bears placed fifth in Doug Franz’s power rankings and fourth in Paul Calvisi’s. Related LinksCardinals draft Ohio State DE Nick Bosa in McShay’s 1st NFL mockThe Consensus Week 15: SB Nation rankings save Cardinals from cellarBehind Enemy Lines: Cardinals try to salvage road win against FalconsRon Wolfley did not follow suit. He simply had the Los Angeles Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs leap-frog the Patriots in his rankings compared to a week ago — this after New England fell on a wild two-lateral play in the final seconds against the Miami Dolphins.Calvisi dinged the Pats for that loss. They ranked second in his power poll last week but moved out of Calvisi’s top-five entirely, allowing for the Dallas Cowboys to enter. Dallas won its fifth in a row, beating the Eagles 29-23 this week.Maybe the other big takeaway from this week: a Rams loss wasn’t a cause for panic, as two of our pollsters kept them steady at No. 1 while Franz slid them down from second to third despite the loss to Chicago.A peek at each of the guys’ power polls are below:Doug Franz5. Bears4. Chargers3. Rams2. Chiefs1. SaintsRon Wolfley5. Patriots4. Chargers3. Chiefs2. Saints1. RamsPaul Calvisi5. Cowboys4. Bears3. Chiefs2. Saints1. Rams Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The Chicago Bears have arrived. There’s hardly a better way to announce that than holding an 11-2 Los Angeles Rams juggernaut to six points on Sunday.Also, Bradley Sowell scored a touchdown. Yeah, that Bradley Sowell, the backup offensive tackle for the Arizona Cardinals from 2013-15.Anyway, all that made for a 15-6 victory that moved the Bears to 9-4 on the season. And also thanks to a loss by the Texans against the Indianapolis Colts that ended a nine-game winning streak for Houston, Chicago found itself in the Week 15 Doug & Wolf power poll. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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but said given his means that allowing the defendant to "pay a fine at the door and walk away would not send a message of deterrence. while in practice it is quasi unitary system. auctioneer Dave Thompson who won the statewide contest at last year’s conference in MinneapolisNot even twins carry the same chantBrothers Jim and Dave McLaughlin of Dilworth and Sabin respectively have been auctioneering for 32 years and each have their own style They say they’re about even in the number of trophies they’ve won but neither has taken home the state championship trophy though they’ve both placed secondOf the 22 auctioneers competing for the statewide title this year — with another five fighting for the rookie trophy — the winner would take Thompson’s place to serve as the association’s goodwill ambassador and compete in Florida at the national competition in July"Our region has the best auctioneers in the country" Jim McLaughlin said adding that whoever wins Thursday’s contest would have a good shot at being a finalist at nationalsTo get there auctioneers took the stage in Moorhead to sell three personal items in the first round Items included tools a barstool an Adam Thielen Vikings jersey and a droneRod Mursu of New York Mills sold a batch of his wife’s cookies for $55"They’re worth that much" he saidWhen the top five were selected for the final round they first had to go through an open interview session answering three auction industry-related questions Then they had five minutes to review three items supplied by contest organizers before selling to the crowd and being scored by five judgesEmily Wears of the A&E show "Storage Wars" came from Iowa to judge the contest"It’s not only high pressure but you can’t buffalo any of those guys or gals" Thompson said of the judges "They know exactly what you’re saying or doing"Throughout the weekend for the conference auctioneers networked and attended workshops to brush up on skills in bid calling and real estate Thompson said 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