Feds redo child benefit forms amid concerns atrisk families missing payments

first_imgOTTAWA — The federal government is rolling out a simplified application form for the Canada Child Benefit so payments get to the people the program is supposed to help the most.The decision comes months after the minister in charge, Jean-Yves Duclos, was briefed about mounting concerns that eligibility rules and the application itself for the Trudeau government’s signature child benefit may be acting as a barrier for some “at-risk” families.While take-up rates are high, there are potentially thousands of eligible recipients who don’t receive the benefit because they are informal caregivers who aren’t recognized as legal guardians, or live on reserves and haven’t filed tax returns.Duclos was told in a briefing note that the application would be overhauled to address concerns that it was too difficult to understand for some families, particularly newcomers to Canada.The government says the new form is to be published this month just as the benefit goes up to keep up with increases in the cost of living.On Saturday when the new benefit year begins, the maximum annual payment will increase to $6,639 for every child under age six, and $5,602 per child aged six to 17.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Hollywood North Vancouver ranks third in pilots production surpasses New York for

first_imgVancouver once again ranks third in North America when it comes to TV pilots production.A new report from Film L.A. found that 25 pilots had been scheduled for production in 2015-16 for Vancouver, up from 16 for 2014-15.Los Angeles had 82 pilots in production (down from 91 in 2014-15) and New York City had 28 (up from 25). Toronto ranked fifth with 12 (up from nine). Facebook Of all the pilot production markets, Vancouver has seen the biggest jump, up 67 per cent compared to last year.“In addition to the generous subsidies, growth in Canada was also driven by the exchange rate, which offers American producers an additional 20- to 25-per-cent savings based on the value of the Canadian dollar, which plummeted over the past year,” the report stated.TV pilots are used by networks to test-run a potential new series. The cost of a television pilot can vary, depending on the type of show: drama or comedy. Advertisement Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Opposition questions US interest on Sri Lanka

The opposition today questioned the keen interest the United States is having on Sri Lanka with several top US officials already having visited the country this year.Opposition Parliamentarian Dullas Alahaperuma said that while the Government says it is following a middle line in Sri Lanka’s foreign policy, the reality does not seem to be the case. Alahaperuma noted that even after the August 17 Parliament elections, before the cabinet took oaths, three Ministers took oaths so they could have talks with US Assistant Secretary of State Nisha Biswal who was visiting the country at the time.US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (Designate) Thomas Shannon is the latest US official to visit Sri Lanka. “I the last four months there were six US officials who visited Sri Lanka. In the past six months so many US officials have not gone to any other country. Are they coming with a good intention,” he asked. Alahaperuma said that over the past four months top US officials including Nisha Biswal, Samantha Power and Thomas Shannon visited Sri Lanka and had talks with the Government. Speaking at an event today Shannon said Sri Lanka is an example of the power of citizens to reinvigorate their democracy, to retake control – through the ballot box – of their country’s trajectory, and to set a course to a brighter future.He said the US now looks to Sri Lanka to also provide inspiration to others around the world, to show them how justice and compassion can overcome a difficult past and help create a stable and prosperous future, and strengthen a nation’s security, prosperity, and prestige. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Small island States to hold talks on their difficulties at UN development

The small islands meeting – where the States will have the chance to present their situation to the rest of the world and seek help for tackling key challenges – will open this year’s 12th session of the CSD, which is being held at UN Headquarters in New York.Anwarul K. Chowdhury, Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States, will address this week’s meeting.The session will serve as a preparatory meeting for a five-day conference in Mauritius, beginning 30 August, that will review what progress has been made on the programme of action approved at a previous conference in 1994 in Barbados on the sustainable development of small island developing States (SIDS).The Barbados Programme of Action focused on such issues as climate change, tourism, natural disasters, waste, energy and transport. The Mauritius meeting is expected to also examine trade, HIV/AIDS, information technology and security concerns.In a recent report, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said progress since the Barbados meeting has been mixed, with many of the 40-plus SIDS facing major challenges in eradicating poverty, dealing with the HIV/AIDS epidemic and coping with the effect on tourism of security concerns. read more

Ryanair places big order to buy 175 Boeing 737s but at hefty

by Shawn Pogatchnik And Scott Mayerowitz, The Associated Press Posted Mar 19, 2013 5:47 am MDT Ryanair places big order to buy 175 Boeing 737s, but at hefty bulk discount AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email DUBLIN – There’s finally some good news for Boeing: European discount airline Ryanair announced Tuesday it will buy 175 of the company’s popular 737 jets, the largest order ever placed by a European carrier.Chicago-based Boeing Co. has struggled ever since its new 787 Dreamliner was grounded by regulators in January following problems with its electrical system. It also was dealt a major blow Monday in the race to win the single-aisle plane market when Indonesia’s Lion Air signed a deal with rival Airbus for 234 A320s.Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary said the deal will allow his airline to expand in markets such as Germany, Spain, Italy, Poland and Scandinavia. Neither side disclosed the purchase price for the 737-800s, but O’Leary said it did negotiate a bulk discount off the total list price of $15.6 billion. Ryanair received a 53 per cent discount on a prior 737 order. This time, O’Leary said he was paying “slightly higher” prices.“I’m paying higher prices, I’m just not allowed to say so,” O’Leary said, joking that Boeing executives got him drunk on St. Patrick’s Day.He said Ryanair will cease dividends and share buybacks for the next two to three years to help pay for the jets.The deal was timed to coincide with Tuesday’s visit by Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny to Washington, D.C., to meet President Barack Obama and senior American legislators for St. Patrick’s Day-related events. Kenny plans to visit the Seattle area, the base for Boeing manufacturing, later this week.Kenny, appearing alongside Obama, called the Boeing-Ryanair deal a contract “of extraordinary proportions” and a sign of Ryanair’s stunning run of success.Ryanair already operates a fleet of 305 Boeing 737-800 aircraft, each with 189 seats, one of the tightest configurations in the industry. It is Boeing’s biggest European customer for the model, which launched in 1997 and faces global competition from the Airbus A320.Boeing’s primary 737 assembly line in Renton, Wash., faces a transition to building a newer model called the 737 MAX by 2017. Ryanair’s order represents about a half-year of full-time work for the plant.Ryanair has yet to sign on for the new MAX jet, but O’Leary said he has assembled a team to evaluate the new version of the 737.“Today’s order is a very much interim order and will hopefully be a forerunner to ordering the MAX later on,” he said at a signing ceremony in New York.Ray Conner, the head of Boeing’s commercial airplanes division, said this deal fills most of his 737 assembly line capacity until MAX production begins.Conner said the problems with the 787 had “no bearing on this (deal) at all.”Ryanair expects to get the first new planes at the end of 2014. O’Leary said about 75 of the new-order 737s would replace older airplanes, but the fleet would grow to 400 by 2019. He said Ryanair expected its passenger volume to grow around 20 per cent to 100 million passengers by 2019, by which time its workforce would expand from 8,500 to around 11,500.O’Leary has spent years playing hardball with Boeing to secure the best possible price for his next bulk order.The purchase contract for much of Ryanair’s current Boeing fleet was agreed in the months following the 9-11 terrorist attacks, when airlines struggled to place new orders. Later Ryanair’s regulatory filings in Dublin confirmed that it received a 53 per cent discount off Boeing’s list prices. In 2009, O’Leary noisily withdrew from talks to purchase more 737s and hinted that Ryanair might turn to Airbus.But both sides sang each other’s praises Tuesday.Conner said Boeing’s “partnership with this great European low-cost carrier is of the utmost importance to everyone at The Boeing Company, and I could not be more proud to see it extended for years to come.”Ryanair is one of the world’s wealthiest airlines, with more than $4 billion in cash available. Its business model offering Internet-only sales of low-fare tickets — accompanied by a panoply of extra charges for credit card payments, checked baggage, boarding cards and reserved seats — is increasingly copied by the industry.Ryanair’s specifications on its Boeings do away with standard touches, with no business-class seating and no tray tables on the backs of seats, permitting tighter spacing of passengers.O’Leary said one key advantage of the 737 was the ability to fit 189 passengers on board, but he’d love to add 10 more seats — something that would require removing the two rear toilets, a move regulators would be unlikely to permit.O’Leary repeated his headline-seeking proposal, originally made three years ago, to charge for use of the one remaining front toilet. He quipped that Ryanair would donate those profits to “prostate cancer and incontinence research.”___Mayerowitz reported from New York. read more

Big Ten to broadcast MinnesotaNebraska in virtual reality

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Big Ten network is making Saturday’s football game between Minnesota and No. 21 Nebraska available in virtual reality.BTN released a statement on Thursday saying it has partnered with VOKE, a virtual reality provider that will use four, 180-degree HD cameras to bring a new perspective to the game. The game will also be available by regular broadcast on the Big Ten network.To access the virtual reality version of the game, users must download VOKE’s GearVR app and use a Gear VR headset and Samsung mobile phone. by The Associated Press Posted Nov 10, 2016 11:30 am MDT Last Updated Nov 10, 2016 at 12:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Big Ten to broadcast Minnesota-Nebraska in virtual reality read more

Mens lacrosse Buckeyes offense faces strong test against Penn State

OSU then-junior attackman Eric Fannell (20) during a game against Michigan on April 16, 2016 at Ohio Stadium. Credit: Lantern File PhotoThe Ohio State men’s lacrosse team’s success thus far has been bolstered by a strong defense. For a win this weekend in University Park, Pennsylvania, that production will have to be consistent.On Sunday, the No. 5 Buckeyes (9-1) will take on No. 3 Penn State (9-0) in a clash of team strengths. OSU heads into the contest with the No. 3 scoring defense in the NCAA, averaging 7.20 goals given up per game. In contrast, the Nittany Lions are ranked No. 4 in scoring offense, averaging 15.33 goals scored per game.The Buckeyes have faced stiff competition all year, but they must regroup after suffering their first setback of the season in a 12-7 loss to Notre Dame. It was the second time this season in which the Buckeye defense had given up double-digit goals in a game.Penn State is one of the toughest challenges for the stellar Buckeye defense. Freshman attack Mac O’Keefe leads the way with 34 goals on the season, and he dictates how the PSU offense flows.OSU coach Nick Myers has taken notice of his team’s opponent, and the Nittany Lions offense is a focal point.“You’re immediately drawn to the fact that they have been able to generate offense in a number of ways,” he said. “They have a very skilled attack and are very well-coached.”From a player’s perspective, it comes down to what they have on their own sideline and the trust they have with their teammates to continue to play well defensively.“They have threats on offense and we know that, but we like our guys,” said Tom Carey, OSU’s redshirt senior starting goalie. “We want to do our best to put their shooters in spots that we want and give up the looks we want.”Like Carey mentioned, the Buckeyes have supreme faith in whoever is tasked at stopping the Penn State offense. The team wants to force the issue using its style of play to limit them to very few chances at scoring opportunities. With that being said, the goalie position has stepped up and contributed while using a rotation between Carey and junior Matthew Smidt.With rotations at a position in any sport, there can be concerns about inconsistent play. For the OSU defense, they have been an exception and have excelled with the duo. Both Carey and Smidt have kept their goals against average within Myers’ acceptable range, and they exert their upperclassman leadership whenever they enter a game.As for this weekend, Myers has his eyes set on who will lead the team onto the field in the Big Ten opener.“Tom (Carey) is our starting goalie and will start on Sunday night, and I think we need to do a really good job of supporting him,” Myers said.He said the duo is able to step in at any point due to the chemistry between them.“At the end of the day we’re great friends, and that (competition) comes with the territory of playing goalie,” he said. “It’s definitely clear that the coaching staff trusts both of us. Whichever one it is (on the field), we’re confident in the team in front of us.”Whether the team sticks to a rotation this weekend remains to be seen, but the team believes it will be prepared for whatever Myers chooses based on the flow of the game.Opening faceoff is set for 7 p.m. Sunday. read more

Filing tax statements in Greece

first_imgThe submission of income tax statements for the fiscal year 2013 (i.e. for income received from January 1st 2012 to December 31, 2012) is commencing. According to the current rulings of the Greek Ministry of Economics, the deadline for the submission of income tax statements has been extended for all tax payers to 30 June 2013. Who should file income tax statements in Greece? Every person, resident of Greece, over the age of 18, regardless of the amount of income that he received or his relevant tax payment obligation. Foreign residents (like Greek Australians) who are ‘tax-connected’ to Greece, due to the fact that they own properties, receive rents or have any other income in Greece, (no matter the amount of their income) must submit income tax statements (E1, maybe E2 etc). How is the tax statement submitted? From this year onwards, income tax statements are submitted only electronically, through the official Greek Tax Authority website (taxisnet). In order to use the taxisnet web system, tax payers must first record their personal information at the taxisnet web page, obtain a username and a password; finally, their appointed tax representative must obtain their serial key number (‘klidarithmos’) from the Tax Authority’s department of registry in order for the web account to be activated. Following this, taxpayers will obtain unimpeded access to past filings and income tax notices and they will be able to submit electronically their current and future income tax statements. Foreign residents will also have to provide the Tax Authority. along with their income tax statements, with a certificate of tax residence (from the ATO) for the current fiscal year, proving that they are foreign tax residents and that they are duly taxed abroad (in Australia) for their global income. Alternative evidence may apply. Since the tax statement is submitted electronically, the appointed representative of the taxpayer must submit said tax certificate to the competent tax authority in person. Your tax representative in Greece (lawyer, accountant, etc) may be appointed from Melbourne through a limited Power of Attorney, properly drafted by any lawyer, entitled to practice Greek Law.* John Tripidakis is an Australian registered foreign (Greek) lawyer in Melbourne, entitled to practice foreign (Greek) law only. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Le typhon Nesat menace le Vietnam des milliers dévacués

first_imgLe typhon Nesat menace le Vietnam, des milliers d’évacuésAprès son passage dévastateur sur les Philippines, le typhon Nesat se dirige vers le Vietnam. Face à la menace, le pays a fait évacuer des milliers d’habitants tandis que des vents violents secouaient déjà le territoire. Le bilan s’est encore alourdi aux Philippines suite au passage du typhon Nesat. Désormais, ce ne sont pas moins de 43 victimes qui ont été recensées par les équipes de secours qui continuent de s’affairer dans les zones sinistrées. Mais alors que le phénomène climatique a quitté l’archipel depuis plusieurs jours c’est un autre pays qu’il menace désormais.  À lire aussiDes plongeurs croisent une étrange créature dans les profondeurs des PhilippinesDans l’après-midi, Nesat devait atteindre les côtes nord-est du Vietnam déjà balayé par les vents violents qui précèdent le typhon. “Selon nos prévisions, après avoir atteint la terre, la tempête sera plus faible mais restera puissante”, a estimé Bui Minh Tang, directeur du Centre national des prévisions météorologiques du Vietnam. Face à la menace, les autorités ont ainsi ordonné l’évacuation de quelque 5.000 habitants d’une île située près de la ville portuaire de Haïphong, selon la radio Voix du Vietnam. De même, les bateaux ont été rappelés dans les ports et les paysans ont dû récolter plus tôt que prévu pour limiter les pertes éventuelles. En Chine, l’alerte rouge avait également été déclenchée pour le typhon mais les autorités ont décidé de rétrograder le phénomène en “violente tempête tropicale”. Quelque 300.000 personnes avaient néanmoins été évacués sur l’île de Hainan. Vendredi, des vents violents et des pluies torrentielles continuaient de s’abattre sur les côtes du sud-est de la Chine.Le 30 septembre 2011 à 19:39 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

NASA Celebrated 60 Years With Stunning Lunar Visualization

first_img NASA in July celebrated 60 years of aeronautics and aerospace research with a special shout out to Earth’s satellite.The space agency partnered with the National Symphony Orchestra for a concert featuring mission images set to cosmic music—including Claude Debussy’s “Clair de Lune” (“moonlight” in French).I dare you to watch the video below—created by NASA science visualizer Ernie Wright—and not feel the sting of tears in your eyes.Wright works in the Goddard Space Flight Center’s Scientific Visualization Studio, using NASA data to develop accurate visuals of celestial bodies. He made the imagery accompanying “Clair de Lune” with photos collected by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO).Since its 2009 launch, LRO has harvested data on the Moon’s radiation, chemistry, temperature, and topography—the latter lending to an accurate map of the orb’s terrain.“The thing about the Moon is that the shadows are everything. If you don’t do that well, you’ve pretty much lost the game,” Wright said in a statement. “There aren’t vibrant colors like on the Earth or Jupiter or Saturn.”To my untrained eye, he has done that exceptionally well, designing a stunning documentary of the pockmarked planetoid; the Moon moves in and out of umbra in perfect time to Debussy’s heartbreakingly beautiful composition.The third and most famous movement if Suite bergamasque, “Clair de Lune,” as described by Wright, is “melancholy, solitary, and contemplative, as if you’re alone, walking through a garden in the moonlight.”The result is a crisp, elegant scene that Debussy could only have dreamed of when he penned the tune some 120 years ago.Wright—who claims he “can barely read music”—specializes in representing data from NASA missions visually. He has previously crafted lunar visualizations for Goddard’s viral “Tour of the Moon in 4K” video.“Ernie’s work was legendary at NASA,” according to Wade Sisler, executive producer in Goddard’s Office of Communications, who initially approached Wright about creating this masterpiece.And thank God he did.The video debuted last month: a backdrop to a performance of “Clair de Lune” by the National Symphony Orchestra Pops, led by conductor Emil de Cou, at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., on June 1 and 2.When not devising perfect dazzling imagery of cosmic objects, NASA is busy searching for extraterrestrial life and sending people to space on commercial rockets. Stay up-to-date with all things National Aeronautics and Space Administration here. Stay on target Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.center_img NASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This WeekendScientists Discover Possible Interstellar Visitor last_img read more

Seahawks wrap up regular season with 25-23 win over 49ers

first_imgSANTA CLARA, Calif.  — With his game still in doubt, Seattle coach Pete Carroll made what he described as an uncomfortable decision. With the chance of a first-round bye all but gone with Atlanta holding a comfortable lead, Carroll pulled quarterback Russell Wilson and other key players to keep them fresh for next week’s playoff game.Wilson threw for 258 yards and a touchdown before being replaced in the fourth quarter and the Seahawks rallied from an early 11-point deficit to beat San Francisco 25-23 on Sunday in what was coach Chip Kelly’s final game with the 49ers.Hours after the game, the team announced that Kelly and general manager Trent Baalke had been fired.“I hate backing off any time ever,” Carroll said. “I can’t remember doing it very many times. I just thought we were able to do something to protect ourselves for next week. I did not want to be planning for that. It just kind of happened and it just seemed like we (were) able to do something to help, and it worked out fine.”The Falcons wrapped up a bye with a 38-32 win over New Orleans, sending the NFC West champion Seahawks (10-5-1) to the playoffs as the third seed. The Seahawks will host Detroit in the wild-card round on Saturday night. Seattle had control of the race for the No. 2 seed before losing at home last week to Arizona but heads into the playoffs with the confidence of a team that has been to two of the past three Super Bowls, winning it all after the 2013 season.last_img read more

The annual Miramar Air Show returns to MCAS Miramar

first_img Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: September 28, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsMIRAMAR (KUSI) – KUSI’s Jason Austell was at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar to check out the start of the annual Miramar Air Show. Jason Austell, What an honor to meet the legendary Sean D. Tucker! My interview with him is coming up @KUSI_GMSD pic.twitter.com/GOrLGHcGiO— Jason Austell (@JasonAustell) September 28, 2018center_img Jason Austell September 28, 2018 The annual Miramar Air Show returns to MCAS Miramarlast_img read more

Alien statue spotted on Mars could be proof of extraterrestrial existence Researcher

first_imgET Data Base/NASASelf-proclaimed alien researcher Scott C Waring has become one of the most popular figures among conspiracy theorists, as he has discovered some astounding anomalies in NASA images taken from Mars and the Moon. Recently, a YouTube channel named ‘Art Alien’ discovered an alien statue from the barren Martian land, which was later analyzed by Waring.Interestingly, the alien statue spotted on Mars from the NASA image looks convincing because it has an extended cranium, shoulders, and neck. After making the discovery, Scott C Waring assured that this finding is authentic proof of alien existence.”This alien statue is 100% evidence that intelligent aliens once lived and thrived on Mars. I can easily make out the feet, legs, upper legs and thinner waist, shoulders, neck and extraordinarily detailed head with an extended cranium. This find is one that allows us to see what the aliens that lived here once looked like, how tall they were and how they had a larger cranium,” wrote Waring on his website ET Data Base.Waring also alleged that NASA is intentionally covering up secrets related to extraterrestrial life for sinister intentions. This is not the first time that Waring is blaming the United States space agency for covering up facts about alien life.A few months back, after spotting a bone-like structure on Mars, Waring urged the United States President Donald Trump to appoint him the head of NASA. Waring argued that he will unveil all the secrets about alien life if he gets the chance to work as the head of the United States space agency.However, experts have always dismissed the discoveries made by Waring, and they have classified it as classic cases of pareidolia. As per experts, pareidolia is a peculiar capability of the human brain to form recognizable images on unknown patterns.last_img read more

Fortis shares crash 14 after supreme court suspends sale to Malaysias IHH

first_imgFortis GurgaonFortis WebsiteFortis Healthcare shares crashed on Friday after the Supreme Court put on hold the sale of the company to IHH Healthcare Berhad.Shares of the company, beset with a cash crunch, rising debt and controversies, tanked 14 percent on the Bombay stock exchange.The court announced the verdict in a contempt plea lodged by Daiichi Sankyo against former Fortis promoters Malvinder Singh and Shivinder Singh as well as Indiabulls.The Japanese drugmaker said the Singh brothers and Indiabulls had pledged 1.7 million shares of Fortis Healthcare held by IHS, thus creating encumbrance defying court orders.The court had banned Singh brothers from pledging anymore of Fortis shares beyond February 15 this year.The suspension of the sale process will further hit Fortis and its shareholders as IHH will likely step away from infusing liquidity into cash-strapped Fortis.Malaysia’s IHH Healthcare Bhd entered into a deal in July this year under which it would assume the ownership of 30 hospitals of Fortis for $1.1 billion. Spreading wings: Fortis IndiaReutersFortis said it accepted a Rs 40 billion ($585 million) offer from IHH for a 31 percent stake. Fortis was to issue IHH new shares at Rs 170 per share. Complying with Indian regulations, IHH would additionally take another 26 percent in the company for Rs 33 billion.IHH had said it was expecting the deal to be completed in the fourth quarter.Forts has been reeling under debt as well as the squabble between promoters. The Serious Fraud Investigations Office as well as the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) have been probing allegations that Malvinder and Shivinder diveted money from the company.last_img read more

White House Bans Personal Phones in the West Wing

first_imgStay on target Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Big Tech Firms Sign ‘Christchurch Call’ to Curb Terrorist ContentTrump Signs Directive to Establish ‘U.S. Space Force’ center_img The White House is banning employees and guests from using personal mobile phones in the West Wing.These restrictions, first reported by Bloomberg, go into effect next week, and have some staffers worried they’ll be “cut off” from family and friends.“This is about the security and integrity of the technology systems here at the White House,” press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said during a Thursday briefing.In the works for more than six months, the embargo is not, according to Sanders, a response to Michael Wolff’s new tell-all book “Fire and Fury: Inside the White House,” which hit shelves this week.“We were making sure that all of the information and the ability for the government phones to increase their ability for other application, so that we can comply with Presidential Records Act,” the spokeswoman said. “Now that that process is completed, we can move forward and that will start next week.”Bloomberg in November cited seven administration officials who hinted at an injunction on personal cell phones at work. Driven by cybersecurity concerns, the ban aims to cut down on vulnerable devices connected to campus Wi-Fi.White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, whose personal cell phone was hacked earlier this year, imposed the new limitations—reportedly unrelated to President Trump’s concerns about press leaks.“Staff will be able to conduct business on their government-issued devices and continue working hard on behalf of the American people,” Sanders told Bloomberg in a statement.Opponents of the decree, however, claim they cannot adopt work phones for personal use.Not only do federally approved handsets disable text messaging, but some aides are worried they will be accused of wasting government resources when placing personal calls on White House-issued phones.Former press secretary Sean Spicer required random cell phone checks to see if his staffers were sharing unauthorized disclosures with the media,” Bloomberg reported.Former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus also proposed a ban on personal mobile gadgets, hoping to crack down on use of private phones for official business.last_img read more

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first_img A 3-D printed model (left) and a model constructed in augmented reality (right), both of a kidney with a tumor. In both models, the kidney is clear; the tumor is visible in purple on the AR model and in white on the 3-D printed model. Photo courtesy of Nicole Wake, Ph.D. March 8, 2010 – Advanced visualization and decision support solutions maker TeraRecon was awarded Frost and Sullivan’s “Company of the Year Award,” in the category of medical imaging, advanced visualization applications, Europe 2010. This award represents the fifth time TeraRecon has been recognized with an award from the healthcare market-consulting firm.Frost and Sullivan said TeraRecon has become the largest independent vendor from a revenue perspective in the European advanced visualization market. “Perceived as a technology leader, TeraRecon has pioneered the enterprise model for advanced visualization and continues to capitalize on direct sales to end customers at the enterprise level, where it recognizes the large majority of its revenue.” Frost and Sullivan said in the text of the award. “Its solution is recognized as the most advanced in the marketplace in terms of its remote access capabilities, as well as for its performance, which constitute the two most important features of advanced visualization solutions after ease-of-use. The TeraRecon solution leverages the company’s own uniquely powerful custom visualization hardware technology, or when appropriate, purely software-based alternatives.” The Company of the Year Award is a prestigious recognition of TeraRecon’s accomplishments in innovating advanced visualization applications. The company provides an advanced 3D image processing capability deployed through a server-based architecture. This compact architecture provides an image processing solution for the entire radiology department. Frost and Sullivan wrote the image processing software that TeraRecon offers has a high degree of automation capable of segmenting specific aspects of various organs. Moreover, this automation occurs in a predeclared form, even before the radiologist begins to execute further manipulations and necessary interpretations. The company also offers a decision support platform that aids radiologist and other physicians to make better assessment of the images. In addition to excellence in technology, the company’s business practices are also recognized. “The technological innovation is accompanied by a terrific team of country-specific managers for TeraRecon, Frost and Sullivan wrote. “The company practices decentralized management strategies across Europe. Each country manager understands the intricacies of their products and in turn caters to their respective country in a manner that is encompassed by cultural understanding and effective business development.”The timing of this award came as TeraRecon present its latest innovations at the 22nd annual European Congress of Radiology in Vienna, Austria. 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first_img Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more Feature | Radiology Business | July 23, 2019 | Greg Freiherr Liars in Radiology Beware! Can you tell when someone is lying? read more Related Content The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more Arthur Agatston explains the history of CT calcium scoring Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:54Loaded: 1.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:54 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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Graphic courtesy of Pixabay Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough explains new advances in CT technologyPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 13:56Loaded: 1.17%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -13:56 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 American College of Radiology (ACR) strongly supports the Excellence in Diagnostic Imaging Utilization Act of 2013 (H.R. 3705), which would require ordering physicians to  consult physician-developed appropriateness criteria when ordering advanced diagnostic imaging studies for Medicare patients. This ACR backed bipartisan bill is separate from, and in addition to, a similar appropriateness criteria policy included in the SGR Repeal and Medicare Beneficiary Access Act of 2013, currently under debate in the House and Senate. Congress will likely consider these bills in early 2014.H.R. 3705, recently introduced by Reps. Erik Paulsen (R- MN) and Jim Matheson (D-UT), would require the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to specify appropriateness criteria from among those developed/endorsed by national professional medical specialty societies such as the ACR. Evidence-based ACR Appropriateness Criteria have been in existence for 20 years and are created and updated by multi-specialty panels of physicians. This allows them to serve as a national standard.“The College applauds Reps. Paulsen and Matheson for reaching across the aisle to promote this policy, which helps ensure that Americans get the care that they need, preserves resources, and does so without interfering in the doctor patient relationship” said Paul H. Ellenbogen, M.D., FACR.   H.R. 3705 would not give the secretary authority to create such guidelines, but would direct the secretary to identify mechanisms, such as clinical decision support (CDS) tools, by which ordering professionals could consult these criteria. CDS systems in Minnesota, and at Massachusetts General Hospital, based on these physician-created criteria, have been shown to reduce duplicate and/or unnecessary scanning and their associated costs. The policy advocated in H.R. 3705 is in step with the ACR’s Imaging 3.0 initiative that increases quality of imaging care and preserves health care resources.For more information: www.acr.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Feature | Radiology Imaging | July 29, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Imaging Market in U.S. Could Rise In Coming Years The coming years may be good for the medical imaging community in the United States. But they will not be easy. read more Feature | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 19, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr DR Advances Promote Imaging of Whole Spine Recent advances in… read more A 3-D printed model (left) and a model constructed in augmented reality (right), both of a kidney with a tumor. In both models, the kidney is clear; the tumor is visible in purple on the AR model and in white on the 3-D printed model. Photo courtesy of Nicole Wake, Ph.D. News | Radiology Imaging | July 22, 2019 AHRA and Canon Medical Systems Support the 12th Annual Putting Patients First Program For the past twelve years, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. has partnered with read more Video Player is loading.Sudhen Desai explains how deep learning might assist pediatric imagingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 8:21Loaded: 1.95%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -8:21 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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first_imgBy Gregoris SavvaCYPRIOT ten-year bond yields fell to the lowest point since March 2012, a year after the island agreed with international lenders on a €10 billion bailout.“There could not be a safer and clearer sign that the Cypriot economy is on the right path,” Finance Minister Harris Georgiades said.The yield on the ten-year bond maturing on 2020 dropped to 5.6 per cent from the all time high of 16.4 per cent in June 2012, when Cyprus sought a bailout after being shut out of international markets for almost a year.Theodoros Alepis, director of investment and energy strategy at the Bank of Cyprus, told the Cyprus News Agency that the downward trend could be attributed to the improvement in Cyprus’ public finances as well as the existence of excessive liquidity in international markets.“Implementation of the adjustment programme is on track, the public finances are going well, and this is reflected by the investors,” he said.Alepis added that currently there was a lot of cheap money in the markets due to the US Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing which pushed bond yields down in general.Cyprus’ bond yields entered a downward path after June when the island applied for a bailout from the EU and the IMF and spiked again upwards when it transpired that the terms included seizure of bank deposits, raising investor fears of a default.However, following three successful programme reviews by the island`s lenders and the first upgrade by Standard and Poor’s last November, yields followed a downward trend anew reaching 5.6 per cent.The yield of the German bond, considered a benchmark, stood at 1.61 per cent, Ireland’s yield for its ten-year bond is at 3.0 per cent and Spain’s at 3.2 per cent. Cyprus’ yield is lower than Greece’s ten-year bond yield maturing in 2024.Alepis said Cyprus remained connected with Greece in the eyes of investors despite the fact that as part of the bailout the Cypriot banks sold their operations in Greece, noting that a Greek bond issue, which is rumoured to come before the Easter holidays, will help Cyprus.The Cypriot Public Debt Management Office aim to tap the markets between the last quarter of 2015 and the first quarter of 2016, when the credit line by its international lenders expires.An IMF staff report on Cyprus notes that the island would have to repay debt of approximately €8 billion between 2016 and 2020. (CNA)You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoSenior Living | Search AdsCheap Senior Apartments in Rowland Heights Are Turning HeadsSenior Living | Search AdsUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img

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