Tall Ships Countdown Halifax Harbour Event Details Announced

first_imgThe 30-day countdown has begun for the largest international festival in North America in close to a decade. Activity and venue details were announced today, June 17, for the Halifax Harbour portion of Tall Ships Nova Scotia 2009. Ships arrive on Thursday, July 16; activities for the public take place Friday, July 17, to Monday, July 20. Bluenose II, Nova Scotia’s ambassador Tall Ship and part of the event, was the backdrop for the announcement. “It takes a whole community to welcome the world and we are ready to do just that in 30 days,” said Colin MacLean, president and CEO of Waterfront Development Corporation Ltd., which is organizing the event. “Our partners, volunteers, and outport communities have certainly helped bring us to this exciting point.” Highlights this year include fireworks, an international crew parade organized by the Downtown Halifax Business Commission, Canadian Navy Centennial programming, entertainment stages, family fun zones and the closing parade of sail. Dartmouth waterfront will once again be home to the popular Pirate’s Landing. The fireworks Night Cap will be set off Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, north of Georges Island, at about 9:30 p.m. Two entertainment stages, Keith’s Festival Plaza and Pogue’s Wharf, will offer live Maritime music daily until midnight. “The Halifax waterfront will look amazing,” said Leanne Strathdee, event director for Tall Ships Nova Scotia 2009. “Whether you stand at the Casino, or the Seaport, looking north or south, you will see spars, masts and rigging, all the way up, and down the waterfront. “We want to provide information for everyone to have the best possible Tall Ships experience.” There will be four zones on the Halifax side and one in Dartmouth offering information booths, kiosks for ticket to board ships, family rest areas, merchandise, food, entertainment and activity options. The kiosks will also serve as lost child centres. On the waterfront, advance ticket holders can obtain boarding bracelets as a priority ticket holder. In addition to Pirate’s Landing on the Dartmouth side, Amistad, Peers Fancy, and a Kingston Class vessel from the Canadian Navy will be open to the public. “We are proud to welcome these ships and exhibitors,” said Bea MacGregor, executive director of Alderney Landing. “On Sunday, as part of the Canadian Naval centennial celebration, shore re-enactors participating in the Longboat Flotilla will cross the harbour to Alderney Landing and join the community for a breakfast.” A key element of a large-scale event like this is transportation alternatives. Metro Transit is partnering with organizers to provide additional bus and ferry services as well as a waterfront shuttle. “We want to ensure people have a variety of transportation options during Tall Ships and to ensure safe and easy access to the downtown core,” said Lori Patterson, manager, public affairs, Metro Transit. The visit to Nova Scotia is part of the Tall Ships Atlantic Challenge. Ships are currently headed towards Charleston, South Carolina. Opening ceremonies will be July 16 at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. The highlight July 20 will be the Parade of Sail as most of ships race off to Belfast. Some of the ships will visit outport communities across the province. For updates, event schedules and tickets, visit www.tallshipsnovascotia.com or call the Tall Ships office at 902-405-7700.last_img read more

Amber Valletta Joins IFAW At BLUE Ocean Film Festival

first_imgActress and activist Amber Valletta joins the International Fund For Animal Welfare at the BLUE Ocean Film Festival in Monterey, California, September 26 – 28 to raise awareness of entangled whales in California.“It is upsetting to imagine such a magnificent creature with ropes and other marine debris wrapped around its body,” said Ms. Valletta, an IFAW Honorary Board member. “It can cause life-threatening injuries to whales and can often be dangerous for their rescuers as well.”Boaters and other ocean users are urged to call the toll free entangled whale hotline, 1- 877-SOS-WHALe, to report the exact location of an entangled whale. The information is immediately routed to the California Whale Entanglement Team (W.E.T.) – an organized crew of local and regional marine mammal professionals and volunteers that have received special training to respond to large whale entanglements along the state’s coastline.“Whale entanglement is considered one of the leading threats for all large whale species,” said Patrick Ramage, IFAW Whale Program Director. “And it places the animal at risk of drowning, starvation or infection. Quickly summoning expert help provides the best opportunity for the entrapped whale’s survival.”Under the jurisdiction of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), W.E.T.’s highly-skilled teams of marine biologists, veterinarians, mariners, and other volunteers use specialized equipment, including satellite radio buoys when appropriate, in their attempts to free the entangled mammals.To reinforce W.E.T.‘s response to whale entanglements, IFAW has equipped the group with a full supply of disentanglement tools, along with a portable trailer – W.E.T. on Wheels – to transport the gear needed to rescue entangled whales in crises. NOAA, Monterey-based Marine Life Studies and the Fluke Foundation have also contributed to W.E.T.’s efforts.Most of the large whale species that inhabit the waters off the California coast are listed as endangered under the Federal Endangered Species Act. The loss of only a few animals can have an impact on certain whale populations making it difficult for the species to recover.“California’s whales – and all of the world’s whales­ – should be protected,” added Ms. Valletta. “IFAW works globally to address the increasing entanglements and other urgent threats whales face. I’m proud to join them in this important work.”In the three years that the whale hotline has been active, 38 entangled whales were reported. Twenty whales were reported as entangled off the central California counties of Mendocino, Sonoma, Marin, San Francisco and Monterey.Complimentary stickers and other items promoting the whale entanglement hotline will be available at the IFAW booth at the BLUE Ocean Film Festival at the Portola Hotel in Monterey, and in retail shops throughout the Monterey Bay Peninsula.PR Newswire (http://s.tt/1nT3t)Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

Key California farm district rejects governors tunnels plan

first_imgFRESNO, Calif. – A group of powerful California farmers pulled their support Tuesday from a pair of massive, $16 billion tunnels that would have re-engineered the state’s water system in a decisive move that dealt a major blow to the project pushed by Gov. Jerry Brown.The board of Westlands Water District, the nation’s largest supplier of irrigation water to farms, voted to withdraw its participation from the project after more than an hour of tense discussions and comments from farmers who overwhelmingly concluded it was too expensive.After the vote, John Laird, secretary of the California Natural Resources Agency, said the aging water infrastructure must be modernized.“Failing to act puts future water supply reliability at risk,” he said in a statement. “This vote, while disappointing, in no way signals the end” of the project known as WaterFix.Tuesday’s vote leaves the project’s future in peril, potentially heightening a longstanding feud between typically dry Southern and Northern California, where much of the state’s water originates.Before the 7-1 vote in Fresno, Westlands general manager Thomas Birmingham had urged board members to support the tunnels on the condition that federal officials spread the cost more broadly to make it affordable for the district.“This thing dies,” Birmingham told the board about the decision. “The project will be over.”The vote was the first among several large water districts that have already spent more than $200 million on planning for the tunnels but have not committed to shouldering their share of the hefty construction costs.Water is a fought-over resource in California, which leads the nation in agricultural production, growing nearly half of its fruits, nuts and vegetables.Water for irrigation now flows through a complex system of reservoirs and canals managed by state and federal officials that was built decades ago.The tunnels project calls for building two 35-mile-long (56-kilometre-long) tunnels east of San Francisco to deliver water from the Sacramento River mostly to farms and cities hundreds of miles away in central and Southern California.Backers say the tunnels will stabilize delta flows, bolster endangered fish and ensure a reliable water supply. Critics say the project will be used to drain Northern California dry and further harm native fish.William Bourdeau, executive vice-president at Harris Farms and a Westlands board member, said the economics of the project didn’t pencil out and it came with no guarantee it would produce consistent water supplies years from now.“We would be obligating hundreds of family farms,” Bourdeau said outside the meeting. “That doesn’t make economic sense.”Rather than putting the responsibility on the districts that stand to benefit from the tunnels, Bourdeau said the federal government needs to play a leading role as it did decades ago when it built the current complex of dams and canals.The powerful Westlands agency provides irrigation water to 1,000 square miles (2,590 square kilometres) in the San Joaquin Valley, some of the nation’s richest farmland.Officials in other districts were watching the Westlands vote as they prepare to make their decisions on the project that has been on the drawing board for more than a decade.Opponents representing delta farmers, who long battled against the tunnels, considered the Westlands vote a good day for California. They’d prefer seeing money spent on capturing Californian’s storm runoff and replacing leaky toilets as ways to ease the demand for delta water.“The sooner we can get Gov. Brown to put an end to pushing California WaterFix, the sooner we can get to solutions for California water,” said Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, executive director for Restore the Delta.The vote came a day after The Associated Press reported state plans to put dozens more water agencies and millions of families and farmers on the hook for funding the tunnels.The approach pivots from longstanding state and federal assurances that only water districts that seek to participate would pay, instead shifting responsibility to a broader sweep of districts.Brown is pressing to secure the project before he leaves office next year. Calls and emails to the governor’s press office seeking comment Tuesday were not immediately returned.Westlands farmers had considered delaying their vote in hopes of securing a better deal from federal officials, but Birmingham told them the terms wouldn’t likely change.“There’s just too many unknowns,” said farmer and board member, Larry Enos.“The only guarantee is once we do it, we have to pay the bonds. I can’t get comfortable with it today.”last_img read more

Pennsylvania accuses financial firms of bond pricefixing

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania’s treasury department is accusing about a dozen large financial firms of inflating the price of bonds issued by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac over seven years.Thursday night’s federal court filing by Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella cites what his office says is evidence from a “co-operating co-conspirator” in a U.S. Department of Justice investigation into price-fixing in the secondary market for bonds issued by government-controlled companies.The filing includes brief transcripts of what it says are online “chats” by traders at firms that deal the bonds agreeing to fix bond prices. The filing is part of an ongoing case involving several pension funds and other plaintiffs.Torsella’s office says it’s working to determine how much money Pennsylvania lost because of the alleged price-fixing.No criminal charges have been filed.Marc Levy, The Associated Press read more

Sri Lanka demands respect to sovereignty

The government says as a sovereign and an independent state Sri Lanka expects the same courtesy from other countries the same way one would expect Sri Lanka to deal with another country.Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to Britain Dr Chris Nonis said this in an interview with the BBC where he highlighted Sri Lanka’s post-conflict measures at reconciliation, rehabilitation, reintegration, and reconstruction. “I have met these kids. They were cruelly snatched by Prabhakaran from their parents, and they were fighting but they didn’t know what they were fighting for. It is so wonderful to see them receiving vocational training, being rehabilitated and re-integrated into society,” the High Commissioner said.On the question of an international independent process to assess progress as called for by the UN, the High Commissioner said that one needs to draw a distinction between an international process and an independent process. “After a 28 year bitter and internecine conflict with the terrorists we finally achieved peace in the country under the leadership of President Mahinda Rajapaksa. There is a billion dollar programme going into the North and East, Negenahira Navodaya, and Uthura Vasanthaya which is building the lives and infrastructure of the people. Eleven thousand six hundred LTTE cadres are now being rehabilitated”, Dr Nonis told the BBC World News programme “Impact”. He said “We respect the Sovereign rights of Britain, and of every other country, and we expect you to respect ours. We are a sovereign and an independent state and naturally we expect the same courtesy that you would expect us to apply for your country.”“We do have an independent inquiry and many people who initially criticised the LLRC process changed their views when they actually saw the 388-paged document. It was modelled on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of South Africa. It was set within the Principle of International Humanitarian Law, incorporating the Principle of Distinction and the Principle of Proportionality. “The Commission is moving forward and there is significant progress”.Questioned on refugees and persecution, Dr Nonis said “I would say there are many people who for various different reasons come and seek asylum, and I think what we have to separate, is those who seek asylum as economic refugees, from those who seek asylum as political refugees” – You must remember the demography of the country, the majority of Tamil people actually live in the Centre and South of Sri Lanka, if you look at Colombo, its roughly a 30-30-30 percent split between Sinhalese, Tamil and Muslim. We have a huge dichotomy or disjuncture in perception between what is portrayed here and the reality of contemporary Sri Lanka”. Asked by BBC presenter Mishal Husain what positive developments have occurred in the last four years since the end of the 26 year conflict, Dr Nonis said 297,000 people rescued from the clutches of the LTTE have been rehabilitated, in perhaps the largest hostage rescue operation in global history. Asked by Mishal Husain “ How many years would it take to say that we are now reconciled”, Dr Nonis pointed to South Africa and the post-apartheid period where there are still substantial issues and to Northern Ireland where, despite the “Good Friday” Agreement, there are still issues. “In comparison, I think we have done pretty well,” he said reiterating that it is only four years since the military defeat of the LTTE. (Colombo Gazette) CLICK HERE FOR BBC INTERVIEW read more

Court to rule in February on Broadcast Amendment challenge

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedPresidential term limit case to see lawyers written submissionsJanuary 14, 2017In “Court”Legal challenge to Broadcast Amendment Bill filed by former Attorney GeneralOctober 10, 2017In “Business”Constitutional challenge case set for March 12 at CCJMarch 5, 2018In “latest news” Freedom Radio Inc’s constitutional challenge against the Guyana National Broadcasting Authority (GNBA) increasing the annual broadcast fee and imposing Government-mandated broadcasts during prime time hours is set for ruling on February 15, 2018.Freedom Radio Inc Director, Irfaan AliThe matter came up for hearing at the Supreme Court on Wednesday when acting Chief Justice Roxane George, SC, ordered both sides to put their submissions to the court in writing.Attorney for the applicant, Anil Nandlall has until December 15 for his submissions in writing to the court while Attorney General Basil Williams has until February 8 to submit his response to Nandlall’s submissions. The acting Chief Justice indicated thereafter that the matter was fixed for ruling on February 15, 2018.In the constitutional challenge that was filed on behalf of Freedom Radio Director Irfaan Ali, Nandlall and Associates are calling on the court to place on hold the enforcement of several provisions in the Broadcasting Act until the determination of the Judiciary. The sworn affidavit, filed in Ali’s name, claims that provisions in the Broadcast Act expropriate the business’s airwaves causing it to lose on its revenue during ‘prime time’, without compensation.Attorney General Basil WilliamsThe affidavit states Freedom Radio Inc is in the business of selling airtime for reward and the provisions in question are not only onerous but are in fact unconstitutional since they violate guaranteed and protected rights and freedoms. The coalition Administration earlier this year enacted broadcast legislation which compels local broadcasters to broadcast Government programmes under the ambit of “public service programmes”.Freedom Radio Inc, which is owned and managed by the Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP), had highlighted in its legal documents that “between the hours of 06:00h and 22:00h are considered prime-time; this means that these hours attract the highest rates of rewards”.The radio station contends that an hour during this period can easily be sold at a more competitive rate – higher depending upon the particular day of the week – and as such, the requirement by Government in fact “expropriates” money from Freedom Radio without compensation. The Opposition station argues that the move was in fact unconstitutional, since it violated fundamentals rights and freedoms, which enjoy protection under the Constitution of Guyana.Attorney-at-law Anil NandlallThe applicant further highlighted that the fees have been increased to $7.5 million annually, up from the $2.5 million of previous payments. Freedom Radio Inc previously paid $2.5 million annually for its Broadcasting Licence in addition to another payment of $633,600 for its Spectrum/Frequency. These fees were paid over to the then National Frequency Management Unit (NFMU), the predecessor to the Guyana Broadcasting Authority which came into being with the assent of Head of State, David Granger to the amended broadcasting legislation.Under the new arrangement, the Administration introduced a zoning system and charges fees for each zone. According to Freedom Radio in its challenge, with the new zoning system, the fee “for broadcasting licence to broadcast in the very areas that it is now transmitting would skyrocket from $2,500,000 annually, to over $7,500,000 annually”. read more

Going for gold 400 yearold coins go on display at National Museum

first_imgMinister Jimmy Deenihan is shown the coins by Eamonn Kelly“The coins come from a particularly troubled era in Irish history, spanning the end of the Cromwellian war (1649-53) to the beginning of the Williamite war (1689-91) and the Penal Laws, which whacked Catholics, were in full effect,” Kelly told TheJournal.ie.The theory we have is that the person was a member of the merchant class who was a very careful saver. The fact that all of the coins are Guinea coins tells us a lot. These coins were ninety one per cent gold and were accepted all over Europe and in America, so if the person who owned the coins ever had to leave Ireland in a hurry, they would have acceptable money.The men who found the coins were all thanked by Minister Deenihan, who praised their “honesty and civic responsibility” in handing the coins over to the relevant authorities. Kelly echoed that sentiment, but was quick to dismiss the notion that reporting the coins to the authorities meant a loss of money.“We have valued the coins, but wouldn’t want to say how much they’re worth just yet, but the lads won’t have lost anything by reporting it to the authorities.“The State is often more generous than the black market because it encourages good citizenship.”All images courtesy of Maxwell PhotographyRead: Dead treasure hunter’s loot of 899 artefacts returned to Irish museumRead: National Library releases documents from Roger Casement’s incarceration THE ACCUMULATED WEALTH of an entire seventeenth century family has gone on display at the National Museum.The collection of eighty one gold coins was discovered in Carrick-on-Suir in January by five construction workers; David Kiersey, Shane Comerford, Tom Kennedy, Shane Murray and Patrick McGrath, while they were undertaking ground works on Main Street in the town.The men, as well as their friends and families were on hand, along with Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Jimmy Deenihan, to witness the coins going on display.Keeper of Irish Antiquities at the National Museum, Collins Barracks, Eamonn Kelly says that the hoard likely belonged to a member of the Catholic merchant class who was preparing to flee the country.last_img read more

BMW Launches Green Focused i Brand

first_imgBMW is known for creating luxury cars, and with its new BMW i brand it hopes to soon be known for creating sustainable cars as well.The green sub-brand is expected to launch two cars by 2013: the BMW i3 and i8. The i3 will be a smaller, urban focused vehicle while the larger i8 will be more of a luxury plug-in hybrid.“Both cars have been designed specifically for their respective alternative drive systems,” BMW’s Klaus Draeger said in a statement. “We used the innovative architecture and CFRP to cancel out practically all of the extra weight added by the batteries. For our customers this means superior driving dynamics combined with significantly increased range using electric power.”BMW will be investing $400 million in its Leipzig, Germany-based production facility, as well as adding around 800 new jobs to focus on the i brand.last_img read more

Bagha hosts 500yrold Eid fair

first_imgChildren enjoying a show at the Bagha Eid fair recently in Rajshahi. Photo: Prothom AloAn age-old fair, which takes place every year on the occasion of Eid in Rajshahi’s Bagha, is the oldest one in the country.Bagha residents have been enjoying this Eid fair for around 500 years.Heritage Rajshahi’s founder and president Mahbubur Rahman said to Prothom Alo, “As far I know, this is the oldest Eid fair in the country.”The fair, which starts from Eid day and generally continues for a week on the premises of Bagha High School, possibly began 490 years ago marking the death anniversary of Islamic preacher Hazrat Shah Moazzem Danishmand Shah Doula.Bagha Mazar Waqf Estate Committee organises the fair every year during Eid-ul-Fitr on the occasion of death anniversaries of Shah Moazzem Danishmand Shah Doula and his son Shah Shufi Maulana Abdul Hamid Danishmand Kutubul Aftab.People visit the fair every day to enjoy the circus, merry-go-rounds and other rides as well as buy sweets and other delicacies, toys and novelties.*This report, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Imam Hossainlast_img read more

Halo 5 preorders start today includes a 250 collectors edition

first_imgAs though the public launch of the Halo 5 multiplayer beta wasn’t exciting enough for fans of Spartan 117, Microsoft has announced that today everyone will be able to pre-order the full version of the game. Halo 5: Guardians will come in three different versions, and while Microsoft isn’t quite ready to tell you everything that will be in the Limited Edition or the Limited Collector’s Edition, your wallet will absolutely feel the $150 difference between the two.2014 was a crazy year for collector’s editions of games. Titanfall launched with a massive Titan statue in a person-sized box, and Destiny’s box continued to fill with exclusive digital content until the day the game actually launched. Collector’s edition releases have continued to climb in price and content, and continuing with this tradition, Microsoft is including a special commemorative numbered statue designed by 343 Industries, along with secret goodies that they aren’t ready to talk about yet.Since this is Halo, and we know that there will be some unique Spartan combat items in the Limited Edition, there’s a good chance we’re looking at unique skins for armor and Spartan combat themes. It’s possible 343 will go as far as including temporary exclusives on a level or two, but that would be wildly different from how the Halo franchise has been handled in the past. Whatever is on the list, you’d better order soon and keep a hold of your receipt to ensure a Destiny-esque shortage doesn’t catch up to you again.last_img read more

Quantum levitating locking video goes viral

first_imgMost of the web sites out there seem stumped as to how these guys pulled off this little trick. Fortunately, the researchers explain it in detail. And even more fortunately, it’s not that hard to understand.First a thin sapphire wafer is created. It is then coated with a very thin ceramic layer of yttrium barium copper oxide which becomes a superconductor (materials that conduct electricity with no loss of energy) at very cold temperatures. The result is a frozen disc. When it is placed over a magnet, the superconductor material and magnet repel one another due to the Meissner effect (the expulsion of the magnetic field from a material when it goes into a superconducting state). But, because the layer of superconducting material is so thin, some of the magnetic force is allowed through at certain particularly weak points. These paths through are called flux tubes, and they are the real secret to the whole trick. Because there are many of them they cause a three dimensional holding or locking effect, which is what viewers see when watching the video.Upon viewing the video, a lot of commentators refer to the scene in Back to the Future 2 when Mary McFly rides a hoverboard for a few minutes. Unfortunately, the science demonstrated in this latest video holds no hope for that; not unless someone figures out how to keep such boards frozen indefinitely (and embeds magnets everywhere) or better yet, figures out a way to make a superconductor that works at room temperature. This is nothing new of course, everyone’s seen it in science class. What is new is that when the demonstrator turns the disc, it stays hovered at that angle. This is in contrast to the wobbling we’re used to in such demonstrations. Next, the disc is set over a different surface where it is made to spin. But that’s only the beginning. The disc is then set on a track where it zips around in midair. And again, it can be made to do so at whatever angle is desired. Then, the track is turned upside down and the disc hovers below it, again zipping around. © 2011 PhysOrg.com Explore further Superconducting magnet generates world’s highest magnetic field at 24Tcenter_img (PhysOrg.com) — A video created by researchers at Tel Aviv University in Israel has the Internet buzzing. Though rather simple, it just looks really cool, hence all the attention. It’s a demonstration of quantum locking, though to non-science buffs, it looks more like science fiction come to life. In the video a disc, obviously frozen due to the vapor rising from its surface hovers over a surface. Citation: Quantum levitating (locking) video goes viral (2011, October 19) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-10-quantum-levitating-video-viral.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Anelka strike helps Mumbai edge past Kerala in ISL

first_imgA stunning goal from Nicolas Anelka helped Mumbai City FC to pip Kerala Blasters 1-0, in their Hero Indian Super League (ISL) match at the D.Y. Patil stadium, here on Sunday.A foul from Ishfaq Ahmed on Jan Stohanzl earned the hosts a free kick in the 44th minute and Anelka was quick to capitalise. The former Chelsea star’s strike curled above the defensive wall to the left post with a helpless goalkeeper, Sandip Nandy, diving in a desperate attempt. Also Read – Khel Ratna for Deepa and Bajrang, Arjuna for JadejaAnelka, who had missed the first three matches due to suspension, showed his class and also earned the much needed three points for his side.The hosts looked like a new side in the second half, rejuvenated by their one goal lead. They attacked well, seemed eager to add a few more goals to their tally and came close to achieving it a few times.Mumbai had the chance to double the lead in the 58th minute when Stohanzl skied the shot and frittered away the golden opportunity. Also Read – Endeavour is to facilitate smooth transition: ShastriIndian forward Subash Singh was also guilty of missing a sitter in the 74th minute. Anelka did everything right to beat the three defenders and feed the ball to Singh who shot it over the cross bar.Anelka seemed desperate to make up for the lost matches and the French striker came close to adding to his tally by going solo in the 86th minute and the goalkeeper blocked it.Moritz found the ball on the rebound but couldn’t slot it home.The 35-year old had another opportunity a minute later but Moritz squandered the chance inside of the box and went wide.The hosts looked to increase their lead even in the dying moments of the game when Nadong Bhutia hit the top bar, a few seconds before the close of the match.last_img read more

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first_img Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire. Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more News | March 26, 2014 Data Show Seno’s Imagio May Eliminate Need for a Breast Biopsy Two separate analyses of feasibility study data presented at the European Congress of Radiology 2014 News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more read more News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently expanded its breast imaging solutions with the launch of its… read more News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Image courtesy of Imago Systems Technology | Artificial Intelligence | July 18, 2019 Paragon Biosciences Launches Qlarity Imaging to Advance FDA-cleared AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis System Paragon Biosciences LLC announced the launch of its seventh portfolio company, Qlarity Imaging LLC, which was founded… read more March 26, 2014 — Seno Medical Instruments Inc. presented two analyses of outcomes from a U.S. feasibility study of its investigational Imagio breast-imaging device at the annual meeting of the European Congress of Radiology 2014.The first statistical analysis is of the feasibility study data (Abstract C-0926) and suggests that information from Imagio may have the potential to achieve clinically meaningful sensitivity and specificity for breast cancer beyond those achievable with traditional, standalone diagnostic ultrasound. This will be verified in the ongoing U.S. pivotal study, which has already enrolled more than half of the 2,000 subject target. Imagio may be a useful tool to help physicians reduce the need for breast biopsy in patients with benign but suspicious appearing breast masses on conventional diagnostic breast ultrasound.The second statistical analysis is of pre-defined histopathology findings relative to the specific features of benign and malignant lesions. This information was captured in the Imagio opto-acoustic images during the feasibility study. It suggests that Imagio may have the potential to provide additional information that could help clinicians grade the aggressiveness of cancerous breast tumors during the imaging phase of a woman’s diagnostic work-up, which will also be verified in the ongoing pivotal study.Separate analysis of the feasibility data showed that OA findings could potentially correlate with molecular subtypes of breast cancer (Abstract C-1528). Imagio fuses an imaging technology based on light-in and sound-out called “opto-acoustics” with traditional ultrasound. The opto-acoustic images provide a unique blood map in and around suspicious breast masses. Unlike other imaging modalities, Imagio doesn’t expose patients to potentially harmful ionizing radiation (X-rays) or injectable contrast agents.For more information: www.SenoMedical.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. Related Contentlast_img read more

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