first_imgTo read Butt’s full note on the casting of Koslo, click here.A versatile actor born in France, Corrine Koslo grew up in Halifax, Manitoba, and Edmonton. She is a graduate of the Vancouver Playhouse Acting School and has performed on stages across Canada for the last three decades, and has been a member of the Shaw Festival acting ensemble for twelve years. She received two Dora Mavor Moore Awards for her roles in the Young People’s Theatre productions Seussical The Musical and Bunnicula in Toronto; Jessie Richardson Awards for in Love And Angels (Vancouver Playhouse) and Sweeney Todd (Arts Club) in Vancouver; and a Sterling Award for her portrayal of Madame Arcati in Blyth Spirit at the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton. On television, Corrine is known for her memorable voice work as Lady Rataxes in the popular children’s series, BABAR. Most recently, Corrine joined the cast of the series ANNE where she plays the indomitable Rachel Lynde.“She was a friend and a mentor to me when I began my career in Vancouver,” said Koslo. “She nurtured and cared about young performers. I am beyond honoured to be continuing the character of Emma in the animated series for my friend Janet Wright. Thank you Bruce Davis for thinking I might be the right gal!”The new series comes from CORNER GAS executive producers Brent Butt and David Storey from Prairie Pantoons (335 Productions), and Virginia Thompson from Moving Mountoons (Vérité Films), in association with The Comedy Network. Animation will be produced by Prairie Pantoons, Moving Mountoons, and Smiley Guy Studios. The series began pre-production this month in Vancouver and Toronto, with the main cast confirmed to return. In December, producers confirmed that the character of Emma will live on in the animated world with the blessing of the late Janet Wright’s family.CORNER GAS brings together Butt’s comedy style and love for comic books. Before pursuing his passion as a stand-up comedian, Butt and a friend started a publishing company – Windwolf Graphics. His first comic, Existing Earth, was nominated for a Golden Eagle Award. Windwolf Graphics published two issues before Butt hit the stand-up circuit full time. Butt’s passion for comics lived on through his work, a common theme in the CORNER GAS franchise. Bringing CORNER GAS into the animated world allows Butt’s comedy to be as limitless as his imagination.All 107 episodes of the six-season original series, as well as the 90-minute movie, are available now on CraveTV and CORNER GAS: THE MOVIE is available on TMN.CORNER GAS: THE ANIMATED SERIES is an inter-provincial co-production produced by Prairie Pantoons (BC), comprised of Brent Butt and David Storey from 335 Productions; and Moving Mountoons (ON), comprised of Virginia Thompson and Robert de Lint from Vérité Films, in association with Bell Media, Canada Media Fund, Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit, Ontario Computer Animation and Special Effects Tax Credit, Film Incentive BC Tax Credit, Digital Animation, Visual Effects and Post Production Tax Credit, Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit. Sarah Fowlie is Director, Independent Production, Comedy, Bell Media. Executive for Bell Media is Chris Kelley. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. Pat DiVittorio is Vice-President, CTV and Specialty Programming. Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice-President, CTV and Specialty. Randy Lennox is President, Broadcasting and Content, Bell Media.CORNER GAS is distributed worldwide by executive producers Virginia Thompson, Brent Butt and David Storey through Prairie Pants Distribution which also holds the distribution rights to Corner Gas: The Movie and the sales agency rights to the original 107-episode comedy series.SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:Twitter:The Comedy Network on Twitter@CornerGas@BrentButt – Brent Butt@MillerGabrielle – Gabrielle Miller@FredEwanuick – Fred Ewanuick@LorneCardinal – Lorne Cardinal@TSpencerNairn – Tara Spencer Nairn@NancyRtweets – Nancy Robertson@VirginiaTV – Virginia ThompsonFacebook:Facebook.com/CornerGasOfficialThe Comedy Network on FacebookInstagram:@CornerGasOfficialAbout Prairie Pants DistributionPrairie Pants Distribution Inc. is the worldwide distributor of the new animated CORNER GAS, Corner Gas: The Movie and the original 107-episode CORNER GAS comedy series. The company is owned and operated by CORNER GAS Executive Producers Virginia Thompson (Vérité Films: CORNER GAS, THE GOVERNOR GENERAL’S PERFORMING ARTS AWARDS GALA, INSECURITY, RENEGADEPRESS.COM, INCREDIBLE STORY STUDIO), Brent Butt (Sparrow Media: CORNER GAS, HICCUPS, NO CLUE), David Storey (Aslan Entertainment: CORNER GAS, HICCUPS, KEEP YOUR HEAD UP KID: THE DON CHERRY STORY, BLACKFLY).About Bell Media Independent ProductionBell Media has commissioned some of Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed original programming, working with the best Canadian independent producers in the country. Hit series commissioned by CTV include ratings success stories SAVING HOPE, the record-breaking THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, and MASTERCHEF CANADA. Upcoming original series on CTV include CARDINAL and THE DISAPPEARANCE. Among the original series on Bell Media pay, specialty, and streaming platforms are the internationally acclaimed ORPHAN BLACK, Space’s most-watched original series KILLJOYS, Bravo’s award-winning and most-watched original drama 19-2, award-winning dramedy SENSITIVE SKIN, CraveTV comedies LETTERKENNY and RUSSELL PETERS IS THE INDIAN DETECTIVE, Discovery’s first-ever drama FRONTIER, Comedy’s new satirical news series THE BEAVERTON, and nine new series and specials for food and lifestyle channel Gusto, including ONE WORLD KITCHEN and FISH THE DISH. Discovery is also home to Bell Media’s hit factual series HIGHWAY THRU HELL, COLD WATER COWBOYS, and CANADA’S WORST DRIVER, among others. Bell Media is one of the first media companies in North America to commit to producing all new original scripted series in 4K.About The Comedy NetworkCanada’s first specialty comedy service, The Comedy Network airs comedy of all kinds, 24-hours-a-day, across multiple platforms, including a revolutionary broadband service at thecomedynetwork.ca. Launched in October 1997, Comedy broadcasts, uncut and uncensored, an eclectic mix of scripted, stand-up, sketch, improv, and animated comedy – as well as topical comedy talk shows, game shows and classic situation comedies. Offering an unrivalled slate of original Canadian programming, Comedy reinvests nearly 50 per cent of its revenues into home-grown productions. Comedy is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company, and is available in nearly six million households across the country. Twitter Facebook Advertisement As announced earlier today by CORNER GAS creator, executive producer and star Brent Butt, The Comedy Network confirms that actor and long-time friend of Janet Wright, Corrine Koslo, has been cast as the voice of the series’ beloved character, Emma Leroy, for the upcoming animated reboot. Koslo joins original CORNER GAS cast members, Butt, Gabrielle Miller, Eric Peterson, Fred Ewanuick, Lorne Cardinal, Tara Spencer-Nairn, and Nancy Robertson in the voicing of their respective characters Brent, Lacey, Oscar, Hank, Davis, Karen and Wanda. Voice recordings are currently underway in Vancouver and Toronto, with the animation process slated to begin in May. The 13-episode, half-hour series is expected to premiere on The Comedy Network in 2018.“It goes without saying that Janet will be forever missed by all of us, and by all who enjoyed CORNER GAS. She can never be replaced,” said Butt in his announcement on his website. “But having a dear friend of hers step into Emma’s shoes, and do such an amazing job, is a bit of a soothing balm on the wound. And it feels good.” LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more


LONDON — A new study on business leaders has found that CEOs in North America are increasingly being turfed for so-called “ethical lapses.”Price Waterhouse Cooper’s consulting branch has released its annual “CEO Success study,” which says there has been an increase in CEOs in the U.S. and Canada leaving their position due to scandal or improper conduct.The study, which looks at the world’s 2,500 largest companies, found that ethical lapses were responsible for 1.6 per cent of all CEO turnovers in the U.S. and Canada between 2007 and 2011, but that number shot up to 3.3 per cent between 2012 and 2016.It found that despite the increase, companies in the U.S. and Canada still had the lowest rates of firing a boss for an ethical lapse.Around the globe, the turnover rate for such offences went from 3.9 per cent between 2007 and 2011 to 5.3 per cent between 2012 and 2016.Exploding phones. Political scandal . TVs that spy: Why Samsung shares are soaring despite a world of woeFBI arrests Volkswagen executive on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States over emissions cheatingAn “ethical lapse” was defined as a scandal or improper conduct by the CEO or other employees, including fraud, bribery, insider trading, environmental disasters and sexual indiscretions.Per-Ola Karlsson, with Price Waterhouse Cooper’s, said some potential reasons for the uptick include the increased use of email, text messaging and social media, the public’s declining trust in big corporate leaders, and governments implementing new zero-tolerance legislation and regulations.Bigger companies are more likely to force out a CEO over an ethical lapse, the study said.That may have a positive effect on public opinion over time, showing that bad behaviour is punished,said DeAnne Aguirre, a principal with Price Waterhouse Cooper U.S.“In the meantime, CEOs need to lead by example on a personal and organizational level and strive to build and maintain a true culture of integrity,” Aguirre said.The study also found that 12 women took the helm of major companies in 2016, representing 3.6 per cent of new CEOs. The study said businesses in the U.S. and Canada were most likely to hire a woman for the job.The study also found that CEO turnover rates fell in every region except the U.S. and Canada.It was not immediately clear how many Canadian companies were included in the study.The Canadian Press read more


On the markets at 9:50 a.m. (ET):In Toronto, the S&P/TSX composite index is up 32.49 points to 15,207.30.The Dow Jones industrial average shed 5.61 points to 21,632.13.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index added 0.77 of a point to 2,460.04.The Nasdaq composite index climbed 11.25 points to 6,323.71.The Canadian dollar was trading at 79.06 cents US, up from Friday’s average price of 7.891 cents US.


CALGARY — Imperial Oil Ltd. (TSX:IMO) reported a smaller second-quarter loss compared with a year ago due to higher oil prices and reduced refinery turnaround activity.The company says it lost $77 million or nine cents per diluted share in the quarter compared with a loss of $181 million or 21 cents per diluted share a year ago.Revenue totalled $7.03 billion for the quarter, up from $6.25 billion.Imperial said production averaged 331,000 gross oil-equivalent barrels per day, up from 329,000 barrels per day in the same period last year.Production at the Kearl and Syncrude oilsands projects was higher compared with a year ago due to the Alberta wildfires last year.However, that was offset by the absence of production at its Norman Wells operation in the Northwest Territories due to the continued shutdown of Enbridge’s Line 21 export pipeline. read more


first_imgWhen you’re fighting against the cybercriminals behind the world’s biggest botnets, sometimes you have to get creative with your battle plans. That’s what Microsoft figured, anyways, sweeping through the offices of two hosting providers with U.S. Marshals to take down computer systems that were helping operators control the Zeus botnet from somewhere in eastern Europe.Zeus remains one of the largest botnets in existence — and one of the most lucrative, having stolen more than $100 million from its victims over the past five years. As many as 13 million computers have been infected with some variant of Zeus, and they’re all Windows machines, of course. That’s not something Microsoft wants to allow to continue, and they weren’t going to sit idly by any longer. As they did with three other botnets — Kelihos, Rustock, and Waledac — Microsoft formed a team and filed a civil suit against several John Does in order to secure permission to seize domain names and computer equipment that were connected to Zeus.Microsoft’s goal wasn’t to wipe out Zeus altogether. Not this time around, anyway. Rather, Microsoft wanted to let those operating the botnet know that they’re being watched and that operations are going to be disrupted whenever possible. The domains Microsoft seized — more than 800 in total — will now be used to monitor activity from infected computers.It’s amazing that computers can still be infected by Zeus in 2010. Microsoft added it to the Malicious Software Removal Tool way back in 2010, though constant fiddling with the original code makes it a bit more difficult to detect and uproot the many variants now floating around the Web. If everyone with a Windows computer was diligent about updating their OS and plug-ins like Java — and using a good quality anti-malware app with heuristic detection abilities — we probably could’ve relegated Zeus to the botnet scrapheap already.The reality, however, is that there are more than 350 other Zeus servers scattered around the globe and still online. Still, you’ve got to start somewhere, and at least 357 is a few less than there were last week.More at Microsoft and New York Timeslast_img read more


first_imgGrippe A : 18.156 morts en un anMonde – Le 11 juin 2009, la grippe H1N1 était déclarée première pandémie du 21e siècle. Bilan. L’OMS (Organisation mondiale de la santé) a annoncé les chiffres de la grippe H1N1 un an pile après la déclaration de la pandémie, le 11 juin 2009. 18.156 personnes en sont mortes : un bilan certes dramatique, mais nettement inférieur à ceux des grippes saisonnières (250.000 à 500.000 décès en moyenne chaque année).Globalement, le virus est désormais “peu actif”. Il continue néanmoins à sévir de manière “sporadique” dans les zones tempérées de l’hémisphère sud ainsi que dans les régions tropicales, où l’OMS parle d’une “transmission active mais déclinante”.Un porte-parole de l’organisation a tenu à préciser qu’il était “difficile de donner des chiffres exacts” et des données certainement “supérieures à celles annoncées” devraient être annoncées “d’ici deux ans”, une fois le virus disparu. Le 14 juin 2010 à 10:26 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more


first_imgThe drop in oil prices has been bad news for Alaska’s state budget, but good news for some Alaskans at the pump. But the gas price has been slow to drop in some Bristol Bay communities, especially Dillingham. KDLG has been hearing from a lot of people unhappy about the gas prices.Download Audio:Photo of a pump in Dillingham from March 2015 when gas was 6.39 per gallon.Credit Matt Martin/KDLG“Here we are June, the first week, and we’re still paying top dollar. Hope we don’t get the screws put to us all summer here with the high gas price. Ok, that’s all I got,” says one caller to the station.The current price of fuel in Dillingham is $6.15 down from about $6.33 a few weeks ago. Facility Manager of Delta Western in Dillingham Ken Reiswig says prices haven’t gone down yet because there is still a lot of left over fuel from the winter.“Because there was no snow and warm winter we didn’t sell as much fuel as we had planned for, so we have fuel left over,” said Reiswig.And until that fuel is used up, Reiswig says prices will probably hold steady were they’re at for now. But the cheaper fuel coming in may eventually lower prices.“Whatever price fuel comes in we adjust our prices based on what’s in the tank,” added Reiswig.Lawrence Sifsof spoke to KDLG at a pump in Dillingham Wednesday morning. He isn’t holding out much hope that prices will drop anytime soon.“Because why would they go down now when they are keeping them this high this far,” questioned Sifsof.Fuel prices in Ekwok are close to Dillingham’s at about 6.25. Koliganek and Togiak are a little cheaper at 5.75 and 5.33 respectively.One person at the pumps in Dillingham told KDLG that there are some mysteries in life he chooses not to explore, he says the price of fuel in rural Alaska is one of them.last_img read more


first_imgPrashanth Neel with Yash.PR HandoutAfter the massive success of KGF: Chapter 1, Prashanth Neel has apparently become one of the most sought after filmmakers in South India. The director is rumoured to be approached by numerous of producers, asking him whether he has right script in hand.There have been rumours of Prashanth Neel teaming up with Prabhas earlier. Also, it was speculated that the director had met Mahesh Babu and had talks for a project, which would commence after the completion of his latest film, KGF: Chapter 2.The latest buzz is that it is not Mahesh Babu or Prabhas, but Jr NTR who is going to collaborate with Prashanth Neel. The director has been in talks with the actor for a while and the discussion seems to have reached the last stage, say reports in Telugu media. It is said to be a Telugu-Kannada bilingual film. With Mythri Movie Makers wishing the director on his birthday (5 June), the rumours of the production house funding the project has become stronger.It may be recalled that Mythri Movie Makers had earlier funded Jr NTR and Mohanlal’s bilingual Janatha Garage.Coming back to Prashanth Neel, the director is busy with the second instalment of the KGF. The shooting of the movie is underway in Mysuru. Rocking Star Yash has joined the shooting recently.It is a multilingual movie, which has Sanjay Dutt and Raveen Tandon enacting important roles.last_img read more


first_imgThe Special Investigation Team (SIT) has recovered Rs 2.5 crore cash from IAS officer Vijay Shankar.TwitterDays after arresting the Deputy Commissioner of Bengaluru (Urban), BM Vijay Shankar, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) has recovered Rs 2.5 crore cash from the IAS officer. Vijay Shankar was arrested on July 8 on charges of taking a bribe of Rs 1.5 crore from the scam-hit I Monetary Advisory (IMA).The probe agency issued a press release, stating that the recovered money includes the bribe amount Shankar took from IMA scam kingpin, Mohammed Mansoor Khan. “The remaining Rs 1 crore was also taken in the form of bribe. Shankar had given the entire Rs 2.5 crore to a city-based builder, saying he’d purchase an apartment and a piece of land,” the SIT press release said.The release further said, “The case of bribery by the accused — former DC Vijay Shankar and former AC LC Nagaraj — will be handed over to the Anti-Corruption Bureau for further investigation.”The SIT is probing the alleged multi-crore Ponzi scam run by IMA.THE IMA JEWELS SCAM CASEFounder of IMA Jewels Mansoor Khan is accused of duping thousands of investors, mostly Muslims, to the tune of crores of rupees. People from Karnataka as well as Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and even Delhi fell into the trap and invested their money in the Ponzi scheme.Khan is said to be holed up in Dubai. The Ponzi scheme operator Mohammed Mansoor Khan is said to be holed up in Dubai.After fleeing the country last month, Khan had in an audio message accused suspended Congress MLA Roshan Baig of taking Rs 400 crore from him and not refunding it, a charge which was refuted by Baig. Khan also alleged that some bigwigs are behind his firm’s collapse and demanded a CBI inquiry into the IMA scam.Apart from Baig, Khan blamed former Union Minister and senior Congress leader K Rahman Khan, JD(S) MLC Sharavana, one terrorist and several people from different business entities for his company’s downfall.In the video, Khan urged police to arrange his return to India so that he could join the probe. He promised to fully cooperate in the investigation being conducted by an 11-member SIT and also assured to return the investors’ money by liquidating the firm’s assets.”Alok Kumar Sir (Bengaluru Police Commissioner), please send the details about whom I need to contact to return. I want to return to India to put forward the truth before your team. I am very hopeful that you will do justice to me,” Khan said in a video released on YouTube.More than 38,000 complaints have been filed against the company, demanding that their money be returned.ARRESTS MADEFive people including Vijay Shankar and assistant commissioner of Bengaluru North sub-division L C Nagaraj have been arrested by the SIT in connection with the scam.While Vijay Shankar got Rs 2.5 crore, Nagaraj received Rs 4 crore from Khan to cover up the case and issue favourable reports repeatedly for IMA Jewels, after the Reserve Bank of India expressed concern about the functioning of the firm.Also, a corporator, a Bangalore Development Authority officer and a village accountant have been arrested. Apart from these, the SIT had raided many IMA showrooms and recovered cash, gold, silver, valuable gems and costly perfumes.last_img read more


first_img Share Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is facing fierce criticism in response to a bible verse posted on his Twitter feed. It included the words, “A man reaps what he sows.” The post went up just hours after Sunday’s massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando.The verse was only the latest in a series of scriptural passages Patrick tweets each Sunday morning. But the choice of Galatians 6:7 struck many as badly timed, if not deliberately offensive. It remained up for several hours, drawing a sharp backlash before being quietly removed.TwitterFrom Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick’s Twitter feed, posted Sunday, June 12, 2016 (subsequently deleted)“If you’re the average person just running around Twitter, looking at stuff, and all of a sudden you see the lieutenant governor’s comments. You would think, just looking at the timeline, just looking at the picture, you’d  think, ‘Oh, my God, he’s responding to Orlando,’” says Jon Taylor, chair of the political science department at the University of Saint Thomas.The lieutenant governor grabbed national headlines last year when he led the fight to overturn Houston’s equal rights ordinance. More recently, he’s stated that Texas will forgo federal education dollars rather than enforce a White House directive requiring that transgender students be allowed to use the bathrooms of the gender with which they identify. Taylor says that’s contributed to the impression that the post was aimed at the LGBT community, whether the timing was deliberate or not.Gage Skidmore via FlickrLieutenant Governor of Texas Dan Patrick speaking with supporters of U.S. Senator Ted Cruz after the results of the 2016 Nevada caucuses at his caucus night party at the Bill & Lillie Heinrich YMCA in Las Vegas, Nevada.“He’s becoming the state’s chief moralist in some respects, or at least that’s how he’s positioning himself,” Taylor says.Patrick posted a statement on his Facebook page saying that the verse was not intended as hate speech. He said those who interpret it as being directed against gays have not read the full passage from Galatians.“I think Paul is saying to the Galatians that they have been uncharitable to one another, and therefore they’re getting discord in their community,” says Randall Smith, who teaches moral theology at the University of Saint Thomas. “But it doesn’t strike me that he’s at all saying that the people who are suffering from the discord and animosity are necessarily the ones to blame.”Smith says that people quote scriptural passages with different meanings in mind, and that only Patrick knows what he really intended.Lt. Gov. Patrick is traveling out of the country. His spokesman, Allen Blakemore issued a statement saying that the choice of bible verse had been scheduled last Thursday, and that its posting after the Orlando shootings was an unfortunate coincidence. Houston Public Media reached out to Blakemore for clarification, but he declined to be interviewed. 00:00 /02:15 Xlast_img read more


first_imgThe last day of Food Festival of India (Delhi Edition) drew large number of visitors. This festival started on 21 November and concluded on 23 November, at Dilli Haat Janak Puri. The animated festival, celebrating the diversity of street food in Delhi, is being organised by Aspirants Events in association with Delhi Tourism. The festival brought crowds of people out of their homes to experience the mouthwatering delicacies offered at the venue. Street food is a unique attraction in Delhi’s cuisine and authentic dishes with distinct flavours were heartily offered at this three day event. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Foodies from parts of old Delhi and NCR region were given a unique platform to herald the old favourites with a twist of new flavours. From Chole Bhature, to Jalebis and even Jalebas, there was no stopping to the big carving of street food for Delhities. Lebanese Shawarmas cooked with Indian alterations, Kebabs, Tikkas along with other food items were gracefully served to satisfy Delhi’s big appetite. Dilli Haat Janak Puri successfully hosted the food extravaganza and has a set a benchmark for similar upcoming events in the city.There were nearly 20 food stalls offering their own unique variety. Some of them included Anmol Chicken wala from Chandni Chowk, Jai Baba Thakur wale and Jung Bahadur Kachori Wale. Some of the street food vendors at Dilli Haat Janak Puri have been into business for nearly 40-50 years and have thoroughly understood the diverse tastes of foodies in Delhi. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixWith large number of people visiting Dilli Haat Janak Puri, this festival was a unique space for visitors for not only tasting delicacies but also learning about cooking them. While relishing the food, people also got exposed to its cooking style and got to learn about creating new flavours.The festival was accompanied by animated cultural performances by artists from North Central Zone Cultural Centre, Ministry of Culture, Government of India. Folk dancers from states like Rajasthan, Bihar, UP, Himachal Pradesh and Chhattisgarh enthralled the food lovers with their fascinating performance at the venue.last_img read more


first_img Sean Reilly, ITN Publisher Sean Reilly is healthcare brands group publisher (Imaging Technology News and Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology) at Scranton Gillette Communications. News | Radiation Dose Management | May 31, 2019 Applications Open for ASRT Foundation and Canon Medical’s Safety FiRsT Grant Program The ASRT Foundation and Canon Medical Systems are now accepting applications for the 2019 Safety FiRsT grant program,… read more FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content Blog | Sean Reilly, ITN Publisher | January 29, 2015 Where Have All the Cowboys Gone? ITN Publisher Responds to Consumer Reports Article on CT Scanning Feature | Radiation Dose Management | July 15, 2019 | Niki Fitousi, Ph.D., and An Dedulle Can CT Image Truncation Cause False Dose Alerts? One of the main benefits of a radiation dose management system is the possibility to automatically generate alerts when… read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. News | Radiation Dose Management | July 18, 2019 Low Doses of Radiation Promote Cancer-capable Cells Low doses of radiation equivalent to three computed tomography (CT) scans, which are considered safe, give cancer-… read more Technology | Radiation Dose Management | July 11, 2019 Fluke Biomedical Introduces RaySafe 452 Survey Meter Radiation measurement often requires different devices for varying applications, adding to the cost and complexity of… read more A 3-D printed tungsten X-ray system collimator. The tungsten alloy powder is printed into the form desired and is laser fused so it can be machined and finished. Previously, making collimators from Tungsten was labor intensive because it required working with sheets of the metal to create the collimator matrix.  Figure 1: Example of an intentionally truncated CT image. The truncation percentage was calculated as the ratio of the patient border touching the field of view to the total patient border (red/(read+blue)). Image courtesy of Qaelum. Radiation Dose Articles and Resources from Imaging Technology News and ITNonline.comCT Dose: The Need For ManagementComparison Chart: CT Dose ManagementRecording and Managing Radiation DoseComparison Chart: Radiation Dose ManagementWhite Paper: Utilization of a Dose Management Solution to Lower Radiation in Medical ImagingWhite Paper: GE Healthcare’s DoseWatchWhite Paper: GE Healthcare: Delivering the Right DoseWhite Paper: Visualize Your Way to Safer ImagingStrategies for Low-Dose MDCTWebinar: Contemporary Adult Cardiac Interventions and Their Associated Radiation Exposure: Managing Dose in an Increasingly Complex EnvironmentWebinar: Digital Subtraction Angiography With Significantly Reduced Radiation DosePediatric Fluoroscopy Webinar — Important Concepts to Lower DoseCase Study: University of Washington Medical Center Combines Technique and Technology to Reduce Radiation DoseReducing Patient Radiation Dose to Meet the Regulatory NeedUC Davis Papers Advocate New CT Dose Management StrategiesRadiation: Out of Sight, Too Often Out of MindManaging Dose: Radiation Exposure on the RiseImage Wisely Launches New Fluoroscopy InitiativeNew Image Wisely Radiation Safety Case on CT Brain Perfusion Now AvailableLifetime Cancer Risk from Heart Imaging Low for Most Children, but Rises with More Complex TestsJoint Commission Calls for Use of Radiation Dose MonitoringHouston Healthcare Makes CT Exams Safer With Toshiba’s PROTECT Program, Iterative ReconstructionJoint Commission Releases Imaging StandardsPutting the Focus on Radiation DoseSectra Expands Hospital’s Radiation Dose Tracking AbilityBayer Launches New Version of Radimetrics Enterprise PlatformPhilips Launches DoseWise Portal for Radiation Dose ManagementFDA Clears Siemens’ Third-generation Iterative Reconstruction CT SoftwareSapheneia and Scannerside Partner to Offer Dose Tracking, Dose Reduction in RadiologyMedic Vision to Showcase Safe CT Enterprise at RSNA 2014Key Imaging Technology Trends to Watch for at RSNA 2014Infinitt to Feature Dose M 2.0 Web-based Dose Management Software at RSNA 2014PACSHealth Announces Dell to Host and Distribute Radiation Dose Monitoring SolutionNew KLAS Report Examines Which Dose Monitoring Solutions Providers Are Considering The silence is deafening. And since radiology associations, physician groups and vendors have yet to publicly respond to the elephant in the room, I offer the following in hopes we can get the conversation started…On Tuesday, January 27, Consumer Reports (CR) posted an article and video that, in a not entirely subtle way, accused physicians and the radiology community of ignorance, negligence and/or malfeasance. The gist of CR’s article is that many physicians are sending patients for CT Scans they don’t really need, either to cover a specific part of their anatomy from lawsuits or to pay the mortgages on their pricey CT scanners. And the cherry on top is approximately 15,000 patients receiving CT scans will die from being exposed to high doses of cancer-causing radiation.Haven’t we danced this dance before?! The CR piece was, in the very least, irresponsible – igniting yet another media firestorm that will, no doubt, result in unnecessary and unwarranted consumer panic. CR didn’t appear to interview representatives from leading radiology associations, radiology groups or – God forbid – technology vendors for their perspectives on this subject. More disturbing perhaps, one would think the mainstream media would do its homework before parroting Consumer Reports-speak. Not the case. “If it bleeds, it leads baby!”Nowhere in the article was mention of the number of lives saved by CT scans annually. Nowhere in the article was mention of training programs offered by educational groups, associations, healthcare media, and technology vendors. Nowhere in the article was mention of how said vendors are committing considerable resources to develop transformational dose-lowering technology and dose monitoring software/programs. Might mention of this steal the thunder of CR’s article or subsequent media coverage?In fairness to Consumer Reports and to healthcare consumers, yes, there have been abuses. Yes, some CT scans have been prescribed for less than altruistic reasons. Yes, more needs to be done to educate healthcare providers about the dangers of radiation dose. Yes, radiation dose is a valid concern that healthcare consumers need to be aware of and discuss with their care providers. My issue is with how this was communicated by both CR and the mainstream media. If you’re going to “educate” – then educate. Don’t sensationalize. Call me loco, but shouldn’t the responsibility of educating healthcare consumers about radiation dose be the responsibility of healthcare professionals, rather than consumer media, who apparently still have much to learn?Cowboys, let your collective voices be heard.  News | Radiation Dose Management | July 09, 2019 Radcal Exhibits Accu-Gold Touch Systems at AAPM 2019 Radcal Corp. will be presenting the new Accu-Gold Touch platform, a multi-analyzer the company says is the latest in X-… read more Feature | Medical 3-D Printing | April 29, 2019 | By Steve Jeffery The Development of Tungsten Collimators May Advance Medical Imaging In … read more Technology | Radiation Dose Management | May 23, 2019 ControlRad Announces FDA Clearance and Launch of ControlRad Trace ControlRad Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted 510(k) clearance for its ControlRad… read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more News | Radiation Dose Management | July 15, 2019 Mirion Showcases Instadose2 Wireless Dual Detector Dosimeter at AAPM and AHRA Featuring dual detectors, the Instadose2 dosimeter addresses international requirements for independent deep [Hp(10)]… read more News | Radiation Dose Management | April 10, 2019 Qaelum NV and Toyo Corp. Sign Japanese Distribution Agreement for Dose Monitoring Solution Qaelum NV of Leuven, Belgium, and Toyo Corp. of Tokyo, Japan announced they have entered into a cooperation agreement… read morelast_img read more


first_img Source: The Associated Press Tuesday, August 29, 2017 Share July ranks as the busiest month in Las Vegas airport history << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Las Vegas, Trend Watch LAS VEGAS — Aviation officials in Las Vegas say July was McCarran International Airport’s busiest month ever.Data released Monday by the Clark County Department of Aviation show more than 4.3 million people flew in and out of Sin City’s airport last month. That’s 3.8 per cent more than in July 2016.Of the passengers that walked through McCarran in July, more than 3.9 million travelled with domestic carriers, while almost 319,000 travelled with international ones.The Department of Aviation has tallied more than 28.1 million passengers through July. That’s 2.4% more than during the same period last year.Of the top five airlines serving McCarran, only American Airlines saw a decrease in passengers over the year.McCarran saw 47.4 million passengers in 2016. The annual record of nearly 48 million was set in 2007.last_img read more


first_imgMontezuma is famous for its surf, yoga and laissez-faire lifestyle. But the former fishing village is also engulfed in rain forest, and easy day-hikes abound. Robert Isenberg visits two nearby trails – and takes a plunge. Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img


first_imgSource = The Johnson The Johnson Pool credit Lucas AllenStay and play for longer at The JohnsonSince its grand unveil in September, The Johnson has been bustling with guests from far and wide, eager to explore Art Series Hotel Group’s first East Coast property. This summer, guests are encouraged to make the most of their get away to Brisbane and enjoy the art inspired surroundings of The Johnson for longer, with the option to overstay their booking.A re-release of the group’s critically acclaimed concept, originally offered across their Melbourne hotels, The World’s Latest Check Out all depends on how full the hotel is for the night ahead or when the next guest checks in.Whether its to stay curled up in an Art Series Signature bed, to enjoy a leisurely lunch at adjoining restaurant Tumbling Stone or lounge by the resort style 50m pool designed by Olympic gold medalist Michael Klim, guests can request to change their check out time to 1pm, 3pm, early evening, or even the next day.Art Series Hotels CEO Will Deague comments on the offering:“Domestic travel and overnight stays within the state of Queensland are at a record high, with travellers increasingly choosing to holiday closer to home. With so much to do and see in Brisbane this summer, if the rooms are available at the hotel then why shouldn’t our guests have the chance to stay on and explore for longer?”The Johnson dedicated to master colourist and abstract artist; Michael Johnson, now welcomes guests following a three-year renovation of the heritage listed ‘Main Roads Building’ in Spring Hill. The hotel consists of 97 suites and three elegant penthouses with uninterrupted views of the city.The ‘World’s Latest Checkout’ runs at The Johnson from January 2 – January 29. The Johnson for more information, visitlast_img read more


first_img ALDI announces massive cuts to plastic packaging, … You might also be interested in A record amount of cocaine – around 500 kilograms – has reportedly been discovered in crates of bananas at an ALDI supermarket in northern Germany, The Local reported.Staff at six branches of the discount supermarket chain in Rostock as well as the logistics center in Jarmen discovered the class A narcotics on Wednesday. The drugs could have a street value of around €25 million (US$28 million), authorities say.The banana cartons with the cocaine packets allegedly arrived by ship from Latin America. The authority’s spokesman did not say which ports they were shipped through.”We don’t have the final quantity yet, because we simply haven’t been able to evaluate it yet, because of the quantity,” the spokesperson told NDR 1 Radio MV.But one thing is certain: “This magnitude is really unique for Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.”  April 08 , 2019 last_img read more


first_imgThe United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly demanded on Wednesday that Britain give up control over the Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean within six months, dealing a diplomatic blow to Britain and the United States, and with possible ramifications for Cyprus.The UN resolution adopted on Wednesday backs a non-binding advisory opinion issued by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in February, which found Britain had acted unlawfully in the decolonisation process and should relinquish control.That decision was seen as a test of the legitimacy of deals struck between great powers and small states at the end of the colonial era, which could also include Cyprus. Cyprus’ legal service has been studying the details of ICJ decision.The case has raised the question whether it is legitimate, under international law, for Britain to use such territories as military bases. One of the 22 countries heard before the court was Cyprus with attorney-general Costas Clerides representing the island.Britain, which has overseen the region in the Indian Ocean since 1814, detached the Chagos islands in 1965 from Mauritius – a colony that gained independence three years later – to create the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT). It is home to a joint British and US airbase.Wednesday’s General Assembly resolution won the support of 116 countries, while 56 abstained and only Australia, Hungary, Israel and the Maldives joined Britain and the United States in voting against it. Fifteen countries did not vote.The UN General Assembly had requested the court’s opinion in a resolution adopted in June 2017 with 94 votes in favor, 15 against and 65 abstentions. The Hague-based institution is the top United Nations court for inter-state disputes.UN General Assembly resolutions are non-binding but can carry political weight. Britain and the United States had written to all UN members to ask them to vote against the resolution.Britain leased the Chagos archipelago’s biggest island, Diego Garcia, to the United States in 1966, paving the way for construction of an airbase that required the forced removal of some 2,000 people.“Its status as a UK territory is essential to the value of the joint US-UK based on the BIOT and our shared security interests,” wrote acting US Ambassador to the United Nations Jonathan Cohen. “The joint base is critical to our mutual security as well as broader efforts to ensure global security.”Diego Garcia became an important US base during the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts, acting as a launch pad for long-range bombers. The US lease lasts until 2036. British UN Ambassador Karen Pierce said that under Britain’s agreement with the United States, the islands had to remain a British territory until at least then.Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Juqnauth said his country was prepared to enter into an agreement with United States or Britain or both, to be allowed unhindered operation of the base.“It is therefore difficult to understand the UK’s position, unless it is one whereby Mauritius is not considered to be a trusted partner – a position which is deeply offensive to Mauritius, and to every member of the African continent,” he told the General Assembly.In his speech before the ICJ, Clerides had stressed the right to self-determination of a state, noting that colonialism is a violation of international law.The assessment of the legal consequences of the continued administration of part of a country’s territory in cases where the decolonisation process has not been completed in accordance with international law should be made in the light of international law as it is today, and not as it did during cessation or the independence of the state concerned, the legal service said at the time.Another major point, according to the Cyprus legal service, is that “the continued exercise of ground management by the former colonial power, which has not become part of the decolonisation, is a continuing illegal international act and must end as soon as possible”.Clerides said the successful outcome of the case would be a serious legal weapon, noting that “the right to self-determination is and will always be respected and inalienable regardless of the circumstances which exist at the time countries gain their independence.”The ICJ, the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, said also that is was of the opinion that all member states “are under an obligation to co-operate with the United Nations in order to complete the decolonisation of Mauritius.”After gaining the islands in the early 1970s, Britain evicted almost 2,000 residents to Mauritius and the Seychelles to make way for the US military base.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoModernizeIf Your Home Has Old Roofing, Read ThisModernizeUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’UndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more


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