Diabetes Canada disappointed federal budget didnt include funds for national strategy

first_imgVANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – The government has missed a critical opportunity. That’s the message is coming from Diabetes Canada, in response to the federal government’s budget, which does not include funding for a new national strategy.Diabetes Canada president and CEO Dr. Jan Hux says there’s a huge sense of urgency. “The number of Canadians diagnosed with diabetes has doubled in the last 12 years. Another person is diagnosed every three minutes.”“We estimate the current costs — direct, attributable costs — of diabetes are in the order of $28 billion. A 20-year-old in Canada now faces a 50/50 lifetime risk of developing diabetes,” she said.Hux says the organization was asking for $150 million over seven years to implement its strategy, which she argues would lead to 90 per cent of Canadians living in environments that prevent the development of diabetes.“Ninety per cent of Canadians [would] be aware of their diabetes status and — for those affected — 90 per cent of them would receive treatment. And of those receiving treatment, 90 per cent would be showing measurable improvements in their health outcome.”She admits there are some items in the federal budget that are of benefit to people with diabetes. “Most noteably, changes to the application of the registered disability fund, so people could actually retain access to those funds after turning 21. That is encouraging for people living with Type 1 Diabetes, in particular, who face very high out-of-pocket costs.”last_img read more

Former Olympian daubed lewd messages in pigs blood at home of Tory

Purbrick pictured in 1983 David Prior's Vauxhall flat. An Olympic showjumper daubed peer's flat in blood when affair ended Blood that has been spilt along a doorstepl. Lizzie Purbrick, 63, used pig's blood to daub lewd messages inside Tory peer David Prior's A former Olympic showjumper, who used pig’s blood to daub lewd messages inside a Tory Peer’s home after discovering he was cheating on her with the wife of another Lord, has avoided a prison sentence.Lizzie Purbrick, 63, who was part of Great Britain’s equestrian team in the 1980 Moscow Olympics, took revenge on her lover, Lord Prior of Brampton, after catching him in the arms of another woman.After obtaining eight litres of pig’s blood from a friend who was a butcher, she let herself into his south London flat and used a garden sprayer to paint the words “whore”, “lady slut” and “big d*** lord” on the walls.She also drew a penis on the floor before emptying the remainder of the pig’s blood everywhere and then leaving a cheque for £1,000.Purbrick had been in a relationship with the 63-year-old married former Tory MP for around eight years and said she had “passionately” loved him.But she was devastated in May when she discovered that he was having an affair behind her back with another Peer’s wife, who was only identified as Mags. Lord Prior of Brampton is a former Tory MPCredit:Andrew Antonio As well as the community service, Purbrick was ordered to pay costs of £85 plus a victim surcharge £85.The court also issued a restraining order against her preventing her from making any contact with the Tory peer or visiting any of his three homes. Appearing at Camberwell Magistrates Court in south London, Purbrick, from King’s Lynn, Norfolk, admitted one charge of criminal damage to Lord Prior’s flat in Kennington, south London and was sentenced to 120 hours community service. Mr Nicholls also said Purbrick’s brother had been diagnosed with terminal cancer at the time and had sadly ended his own life just three days ago.Sentencing her, District Judge Susan Green, said: “The police found a very large amount of blood in the flat at various locations.“In one of the bedrooms clothes on the floor had blood all over then and the bed was covered.“She wrote highly abusive slogans on the walls and on the floor. They are in my view quite appalling along with the amount of blood out on the pavement and the front mat. Purbrick pictured in 1983Credit:REX/Shutterstock Purbrick won the coveted Armada Dish at 1984’s Badminton Horse Trials and competed at the World Championships in 1978 at Lexington, Kentucky.After jumping in the 1980 Olympics in the then-Soviet Union, she was a member of the gold medal-winning team at the European Championships the following year. “I do not accept for a moment this was spontaneous. This was clearly planned and premeditated and can not be interpreted in any other way.”The court heard that the use of pig’s blood had been deliberate because Lord Prior bred the the animals and would find it particularly upsetting.Lord Prior, the son of the former cabinet minister Jim Prior, is a prominent Remainer, who has voted against the Government over Brexit. Ms Purbrick obtained eight litres of blood from a butcher friend for her revenge missionCredit:Crown Prosecution Service/ PA Defending, Simon Nicholls said: “This whole case has the feel of something lifted straight out of the pages of a Jilly Cooper novel.”Mr Nicholls said the pair, both estranged from their respective married partners, had been in a relationship for several years.But he said: “To put this delicately, this comes to an end when she discovers him in the arms of another woman who is married to another member of the House of Lords.“The whole incident she describes as cathartic and she’s now moved on. This was a one-off offence caused by the breakdown of a relationship.” Lord Prior of Brampton Speaking outside court, Ms Purbrick, said: “I am relieved not to go to prison. She was a very nice judge.”She added: “Everything started in Norfolk. We were together for eight years. I was all set up to be Lady Prior.”Purbrick said Lord Prior had billed her £15,000 for the redecoration of the flat but she had not paid it.She said: “It seems a lot for pig’s blood but he says the whole house needed doing. I haven’t paid it.”Asked who the woman referred to as Mags was, Purbrick simply said she had a “delicious” husband who had been “woefully wronged”. Ms Purbrick used pig’s blood to write insults on the walls of David Prior’s south London flatCredit:Mehmood Yasser Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Solid basis for CO2 storage looks to lignite opportunities

first_imgNew Zealand coal producer, Solid Energy is to survey potential land-based carbon dioxide (CO2) storage sites in Otago and Southland, a project that is part of a 20-year, NZ$100 million investment the company is making in clean coal technology. Over the next six months, in the first stage of the survey, the company will carry detailed geological and data analysis. If and when potential sites are identified, the company expects to move to a detailed drilling programme to investigate potential structures in more depth under appropriate resource consents.The initial project will be undertaken using expertise developed through the Australian-based Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies (CO2CRC), in which Solid Energy is a participant.  Future research will involve New Zealand scientists. Solid Energy Chief Executive Officer, Dr Don Elder says:  “Internationally the coal industry is investing significantly in developing and introducing clean coal technologies that will improve the efficiency of burning coal and reduce emissions from coal-fired power stations and industry. Solid Energy is leading the way in developing these technologies to support New Zealand’s sustainable energy future in a world facing more scarce and expensive energy, while simultaneously seeking to reduce CO2 emissions.  Solid Energy probably has the largest single New Zealand commitment to these solutions as part of our 20-year technology research and development programme. This includes a leading role in developing carbon capture and storage (sequestration), seen internationally as a key option, for New Zealand conditions.”Technologies for CO2 capture are well established and have been successfully used for many years as part of everyday industrial processes, for example in the production of ammonia. When coal or lignite is gasified to produce chemicals or fuels, CO2 capture is an integral part of the process.  Likewise, the injection of CO2 underground has been carried out safely for decades by the oil and gas industry as part of the process of enhanced oil recovery.  The geological storage of CO2 offers huge potential for the permanent storage of large volumes of CO2 as an alternative to emitting it as a greenhouse gas. Scientists predict that carbon capture and storage will be an operational part of CO2 producing industries in the next five to eight years.Solid Energy is a founding shareholder, with several Australian coal, oil and gas majors in a CO2CRC-related company formed to operate Australasia’s first project to trial CO2 storage technology in the onshore Otway Basin of western Victoria.  The trial is due to start before the end of 2006 and will involve about 40 Australian and overseas researchers. Elder says: “New Zealand has vast opportunities for underground storage of CO2, including in depleted gas reservoirs and in deep coal seams. If we are to exploit our huge lignite reserves, we must work to address the challenge of CO2. We will be able to build on the considerable experience of the international oil industry, which has used CO2 injection into geological formations for many years to help recover oil and gas from hydrocarbon reservoirs.” He cited the example of 1,000 Mt of CO2 estimated to have been injected to date for enhanced oil recovery in the USA alone and “this is equivalent to New Zealand’s entire annual CO2 emissions for 25-30 years.”Solid Energy is developing a number of research and development programmes to specifically address the viability of applying clean coal technologies in New Zealand and in the development of alternative fuels.  This includes new coal-based energy sources, such as coal seam gas which it is currently piloting in the Waikato, and the further development of biomass for industrial and commercial energy.“We are committed to a range of research and practical projects to reduce the environmental impacts of coal use to allow it to continue to support the country’s economic prosperity in a sustainable manner and while we transition to renewable energy forms. We believe the NZ$100 million investment is one of the largest such programmes ever announced by a comparable company in New Zealand.” One of the major Australian research initiatives is the coal industry’s COAL21 research fund of A$300 million over five years, based on an industry levy of up to A$0.20/t/y of black coal.  By comparison, Solid Energy’s commitment of $5 million/y over 20 years represents NZ$1.00/t, five times more than the Australian fund.last_img read more

FBI busts two multimillion dollar malware rings

first_imgWhile it might not be awesome on the scale of Microsoft’s dismantling of the Rustock botnet and triggering a massive downturn in global spam, the FBI’s successful actions against two international malware rings is, nevertheless, very welcome news.According to the Bureau’s own blog post, one of the dismantled organizations and its scareware succeeded in convincing more than 960,000 people worldwide to cough up as much as $129 each. In total, victims were bilked out of $72 million by misleading pop-up ads and fake antivirus and system optimization software. Because of the massive scale of this particular syndicate, authorities will continue investigating both in the U.S. and abroad.AdChoices广告The second takedown targeted two individuals who represented themselves as an ad agency and secured a banner ad spot on a prominent Minneapolis newspaper’s website. Once approved, the duo swapped their original ad code for something more nefarious, pushing the paper’s visitors to sites which pumped malicious apps onto their systems — resulting in $2 million of ill-gotten profit.“Operation Trident Tribunal” involved cooperation among a dozen countries — Ukraine, Latvia, Germany, Netherlands, Cyprus, France, Lithuania, Romania, Canada, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the U.S. In addition to the arrest of two as-yet-unnamed individuals, a truckload of computer equipment was seized including 40 computers and servers, and bank accounts which were tied to the individuals involved were also seized.Though the Operation has only scratched the surface of the global malware problem, it’s a step in the right direction. Microsoft has been pushing for the prosecution of cybercriminals like these for years, so it’s good to finally hear about a massive success like this one by the FBI.More at FBI.govlast_img read more

Cryptolocker malware now accepts ransom payments in Bitcoins

first_imgThe frightening Cryptolocker malware has already evolved. It still locks up your precious files with 2048-bit encryption and threatens to throw away the key, but now it allows you to pay its ransom in Bitcoins.It’s an interesting twist in the Cryptolocker saga and one that shows its creators are not only crafty criminals but smart business people, too.The minds behind Cryptolocker clearly understand that their original digital extortion plans had to be tweaked. As terrifying as the threat of losing all your digital files might be, many Cryptolocker victims would rather lose it all than risk handing over valid credit card information.Every time someone refuses to pay, that’s $300 in ransom that the Cryptolocker crew loses out on. The solution? Offer a payment method that’s secure and anonymous, so that victims can hand over the cash without revealing any more sensitive information.As odd as it sounds, Cryptolocker’s creators have already proven that they’re playing fair — as much as someone who’s holding your files hostage can actually do that. Security message board discussions about Cryptolocker report an unbelievable rate of success when the $300 ransom is paid. It’s hard to find comments from anyone who says their files weren’t decrypted after paying.Now that Bitcoin payments are accepted, it may be even more of a no-brainer for businesses and home users alike to cough up the cash. And if accepting Bitcoin payments proves lucrative, you can bet that Cryptolocker will become an even bigger threat than it already is.With a better payment system in place, the focus will shift to widening the net: additional vulnerable websites will be sought, botnets may be employed, mailing lists will be phished. It’s going to get worse before it gets better, so make sure that your anti-malware software is fully updated and stay away from websites you don’t trust.last_img read more

John Major says Boris Johnsons advisers could poison the political atmosphere beyond

first_img Thursday 5 Sep 2019, 10:06 PM 03.09.19 The cunning Mr Cummings: Who is the ‘Vote Leave’ chief in No 10? 05.09.19 Bill to delay Brexit will pass through House of Lords tomorrow. What then? 32 Comments John Major says Boris Johnson’s advisers could ‘poison the political atmosphere beyond repair’ The former prime minister took particular aim at Dominic Cummings, calling him a “political anarchist”. 04.09.19 Scottish judge rejects legal bid to oppose prorogation – but an appeal will be heard tomorrow Former British Prime Minister Sir John Major, pictured in 2017. FORMER BRITISH PRIME Minister Sir John Major has hit out at the advisers of current PM Boris Johnson.Speaking in Glasgow tonight, Major took particular aim at Dominic Cummings, calling him a “political anarchist”.The former Conservative Party leader also said Johnson should reinstate the 21 Tory MPs ousted from the party over their stance on Brexit.“The legitimate concerns of those who have been banished from the party … seem to be worth nothing – unless they become cyphers, parroting the views of a prime minister influenced by a political anarchist, who cares not a fig for the future of the party I have served,” Major said.He made the comments at a dinner for business group CBI Scotland, the Guardian reports.“Such men and women adorn parliament, and the millions whose views they represent will not forgive or forget that they have been treated so brutally…“We have seen over-mighty advisers before. It is a familiar script. It always ends badly. I offer the prime minister some friendly advice: get rid of these advisers before they poison the political atmosphere beyond repair. And do it quickly,” Major said.He added that Johnson’s decision to prorogue the British parliament amounts to “playing fast and loose” with the UK’s future.Major has joined a legal challenge against the move.‘Dead in a ditch’ British MPs last night voted against holding a general election on 15 October.MPs backed the government motion by 298 votes to 56 votes. Related Reads Former British Prime Minister Sir John Major, pictured in 2017. Image: Yui Mok/PA Wire/PA Images 26,558 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article As the clock ticks down, get all the best Brexit news and analysis in your inbox: Sep 5th 2019, 10:06 PM https://jrnl.ie/4797792 By Órla Ryan However, the required two-thirds majority (434 votes) was not met as 214 Labour Party members abstained. Three Labour MPs voted for the bill and 28 against.Johnson tabled the motion after MPs earlier voted in favour of a bill which, if passed in the House of Lords tomorrow as expected, could extend Brexit until at least 31 January 2020 (if a deal is not agreed by 19 October) in an attempt to avoid the UK leaving the European Union without a deal.MPs are expected to vote again next week on the possibility of holding an election. Speaking at an event in Yorkshire this evening, Johnson said he would “rather be dead in a ditch” than seek another Brexit extension from the EU. The current deadline is 31 October. Share46 Tweet Email Short URL Image: Yui Mok/PA Wire/PA Imageslast_img read more

Honour for GreekAmerican scientist

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The White House has announced that Paul Alivisatos, director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), award-winning chemist and internationally recognized authority on the fabrication of nanocrystals and their use in solar energy applications, has won the National Medal of Science, the nation’s highest honor for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Alivisatos, 56, who has been hailed as “one of the fathers of nanoscience” for his ground-breaking research in quantum dots and other artificial nanostructures, holds appointments with the University of California Berkeley as the Samsung Distinguished Chair in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, and is the Director of the Kavli Energy NanoSciences Institute at Berkeley. He is also a scientific founder of two prominent nanotechnology companies, Nanosys and Quantum Dot Corp. Details about this year’s nine honorees, including their citations, will be made available at a public ceremony scheduled for early in 2016. Alivisatos becomes the 15th Berkeley Lab scientist to win the National Medal of Science, which was established by Congress in 1959 as a Presidential Award.last_img read more

Bridging taxi safety gap

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram More than 21,000 taxis are set to benefit from a ground-breaking and Uber-like technology developed by a Melbourne-based company. A new product called CabFare will provide an ‘Uber-like’ digital experience for Australia’s taxis, with added safety and privacy features for passengers. Arthur Argyropoulos, CEO of Parousia Investments, which is behind the new project, said the taxi industry had failed to address the safety and privacy standards expected by the general public. “CabFare will help taxis better manage the safety gap perceived by Australians,” Mr Argyropoulos said. Argyropoulos’ company asked 1,200 people whether they feel safe when travelling in a taxi. While 79 per cent said that they do feel safe when travelling during the day, only 54 per cent did when travelling alone at night. More than one-third of Australians said safety was the most important factor when catching a taxi at night and only 28 per cent said that cost was most important. Women feel particularly vulnerable, with more than one in three saying they do not feel safe travelling alone at night. Almost three in four Australians (71 per cent) said they would feel safer if they had a digital copy of the driver and vehicle details. And there is where CabFare will focus. “With CabFare, passengers will automatically receive the taxi driver’s identity when entering the vehicle, track their journey online and pass on their journey details to friends or family via social media. Passengers will also have the option to pay anonymously through the CabFare app,” Mr Argyropoulos said. Argyropoulos assured that unlike Uber, with CabFare, the passenger’s personal and credit card details will never be shared with the taxi driver, the taxi company or his company Parousia. CabFare will be free for both taxi drivers and passengers. It is currently in field trial and will be available from late 2016.last_img read more

11 Mutants We Want to See on The Gifted

first_imgMasqueOne of the subterranean Morlocks led by Callisto, Masque has always occupied a scary spot in the underground world. Born with the ability to reshape flesh with a touch – except for his own, meaning he’s unable to fix his brutally scarred face – he’s a misanthrope with a mean streak a mile wide. The Strucker kids are relatively normal looking, as mutants go, but what if they weren’t? Masque could make that happen, if only for an episode or two, and really get them thinking about the prejudice less lucky mutants suffer. Quietly and steadily, Fox’s The Gifted has become one of the best representations of the mutant corner of the Marvel Universe on television. Set in an alternate universe where the X-Men have disappeared (sort of like the events following the Siege Perilous in Chris Claremont’s run, when the team were presumed dead but were really in Australia), it follows the Strucker family as they discover that kids Lauren and Andy are both mutants. Soon they hook up with an underground resistance movement and go on the run.The show has already folded in a number of B-list mutants from the comics, most notably Blink and Polaris. With the second season kicking off this week, we decided to put together a wishlist of other X-gene holders that we’d like to fold into the fabric of The Gifted. From Morlocks to millionaires, here are 11 mutants we’d like to see on the show.EmpathAt the end of The Gifted‘s first season, some of the main cast – including Andy Strucker – go with the Frosts to join up with the Hellfire Club. In comics, that group has a junior team called the Hellions who function as a sort of evil counterpart to the New Mutants. Manuel Alfonso Rodrigo de la Rocha, who goes by the code name Empath, is one of the nastiest of the bunch, an emotion-warping rich kid who loves to make people dance like puppets. We can see him twisting Andy around his finger with his powers to give the little guy even more grief over his actions. James Gunn Once Again Directing ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’Dark Phoenix Trailer Released & More Marvel Movie News AngelOne of the founding members of the X-Men, Warren Worthington III has a perfect angle already. He’s the multi-millionaire heir to the family business who also has to hide the giant pair of feathery wings growing from his back. While mutants are persecuted and hunted, he’s out there in plain sight trying to make the world a better place and hoping nobody blows his secret. He had already retired from the X-Men when they vanished and his identity was never made public, so having him get involved with the Strucker family and the underground mutant resistance could open up lots of cool storylines. Stay on target Johnny DeeMind control and loss of free will has been a trope in the X-universe since the beginning, and one of the creepiest manifestations of it is mutant Johnny Dee, who has a bizarre parasitic twin-like growth in his abdomen. When Johnny “feeds” it a sample of somebody’s DNA, it creates a tiny replica of them with which Johnny can psychically control them. He’s been shown as an amoral sociopath willing to work for anyone, so having him a pawn of Sentinel Services in the show working to take down the resistance from the inside could be a fun story arc. CallistoThe Struckers hooked up with some mutant resistance groups over the first season as they ran from Sentinel Services, but they still haven’t met the original underground muties. The Morlocks live in the sewer tunnels under New York, staying hidden from the prying eyes of normal humans. While the first season primarily confined its action to the American South, the Big Apple is kind of where things happen in the Marvel universe. The majority of the Morlocks are afflicted with mutations that make them look different than ordinary humans, but their leader Callisto is an exception – a tough as nails woman with enhanced senses who is a capable and merciless leader. Jumbo CarnationOn The Gifted, mutants aren’t rounded up by Sentinel Services unless they do something with their powers that’s against the law. But there are obviously muties out there without the ability to do that, and like any subculture they’d have their celebrities. Grant Morrison introduced four-armed fashion designer Jumbo Carnation in the pages of New X-Men – the flamboyant bald-headed mutant became a style icon by creating clothes for the uniquely bodied, and when he was murdered in the street by humans it incited a riot at Xavier’s. Tackling the issue of mutant celebrity in a world that hates and fears them is something the show could do very well, and Jumbo is the right minor character to do it with. Unus The UntouchableThe oldest character on this list, Unus was introduced as a foe for the original X-Men back in the eighth issue of their book in 1964. The Italian-born Unus developed the ability to constantly surround his body in a field of force that prevents anything from harming him – but he also struggles to control it at times. After one battle with the Hulk it grew so powerful that it wouldn’t even let oxygen through and he passed out and nearly died. Contrasting his fields with Lauren’s external ones could give us some fun drama to play with on The Gifted. Stacy XOne of the odder X-Men of the 21st century, Stacy X was a mutant prostitute who used her pheromones to manipulate people’s emotions and senses. She can even make you so horny you throw up, if you were wondering what it’s like to be fifteen again. While the show hasn’t really delved much into matters of sexuality, Stacy could be a way to introduce more mature storylines. In the comics, she never really got her due as writers didn’t seem to know what to do with her, but in the context of a weekly TV drama the call girl with magic smells might do better. ForgeMutants who don’t have visible manifestations of their powers are a prized breed on The Gifted, and the show could do a lot with the superhuman inventor Forge. When we first meet him in the comics, he’s working on a weapon for the U.S. government to neutralize mutant powers – it accidentally gets used on Storm and drama spins out from there. On the show, no method to prevent a mutant from using their abilities currently exists aside from putting a shock collar on them, so having one deployed – and by a mutant, no less – could add some wrinkles to the struggle with homo superior.Here’s what we know about season 2 ahead of the premier. Get caught up on all our reviews from last season. Check out our list of every comic book TV show that’s in production, including all the Marvel shows. Stay on top of all things Marvel Entertainment here.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Boom-BoomMost of the mutants on The Gifted don’t derive a tremendous amount of pleasure from their superhuman abilities, viewing them as more of a curse than a blessing, so it might be cool to throw in someone who revels in the chaos they create. Tabitha “Boom-Boom” Smith was introduced back in the mid-80s as a rebellious teen who ran away from home when her power to create explosive packets of energy that detonate after a set time manifested. In New York, she fell under the criminal tutelage of the Vanisher as part of his gang of superpowered thieves. Her devil-may-care attitude would be a fun tonal shift for the Struckers to wrestle with. CypherAlthough the X-Men have vanished in the world of The Gifted, we don’t know what became of the New Mutants, Xavier’s junior team. Yes, they’re getting an upcoming movie (which we’re psyched for), but that doesn’t mean they can’t cross over. Douglas Ramsey was a nice normal boy from upstate New York who joined the team when his mutant ability to read and understand all languages developed. His ability doesn’t require a ton of special effects, but it’s cool nonetheless. Imagine him being the only one left from the Xavier school, lacking any combat abilities but wanting to keep the tradition going.last_img read more

Recent Wilmington Real Estate Transactions

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are real estate transactions in Wilmington during the week of April 1, 2018:25 Burlington Avenue — Sale Price: $160,000 — Buyer: Leon FT LLC — Seller: Helen Bennett Est. & Cheryl L. McKinnon — Sale Date: 4/2/18 — Use: 1-Family Residence — Lot Size: 26,136sfLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Real Estate Transactions (Week of August 13, 2019)In “Business”Wilmington Real Estate Transactions (Week of August 20, 2019)In “Business”Recent Wilmington Real Estate TransactionsIn “Business”last_img read more

Why People Pay More For Electricity In Houston And Dallas

first_img 00:00 /01:33 Texas Coalition for Affordable PowerGraphic byTexas Coalition for Affordable Power shows Texans paying more for electricity if they live in “deregulated” areasBad, but not as bad it used to be.That’s the upshot from the latest report on how residential customers pay more for electricity in the so-called deregulated areas including Houston and Dallas as compared to people in cities like Austin and San Antonio where there’s just one electricity company.“If you go back to 2009 it was more than 40 percent difference, in other words, the average price was 40 percent higher in deregulated areas,” said Jake Dyer with the group Texas Coalition for Affordable Power.The group found that compared to 2009, the difference in 2014 — the latest year data were available — was less, but still meant deregulated electricity was more expensive.“The average price of electricity was about 15 ½ percent higher in deregulated areas than in areas of Texas without deregulation,” Dyer told News 88.7.The group’s data reflect what people actually pay for electricity as opposed to what they might pay if they took advantage of the lowest priced offers made by the dozens of marketers that do business in Houston and Dallas. Electricity companies say those prices are very competitive.Problem is, a lot of people in Dallas and Houston either haven’t chosen or have not qualified for those deals and have, over the past decade, spent billions of dollars more for electricity than people in Austin and San Antonio, according to consumer groups.As we’ve been reporting, the state’s own website for picking the best offers, Power to Choose, has come under fire for allowing some marketers to trick people into paying more. The state is now reviewing how to improve the website. Listen X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Sharelast_img read more

Family that Hosted Ebola Patient Confined to Home

first_imgThis 2011 photo provided by Wilmot Chayee shows Thomas Eric Duncan at a wedding in Ghana. Duncan, who became the first patient diagnosed in the U.S with Ebola, has been kept in isolation at a hospital since Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. He was listed in serious but stable condition. (AP Photo/Wilmot Chayee)DALLAS (AP) — Four members of a family the U.S. Ebola patient was staying with were confined to their Texas home under armed guard Thursday as the circle of people possibly exposed to the virus widened, while Liberian authorities said they would prosecute the man for allegedly lying on an airport questionnaire.The unusual confinement order was imposed after the family failed to comply with a request not to leave their apartment, according to Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins.Texas State Health Commissioner David Lakey said the order would help ensure the four can be closely watched, including checking them for fevers over the next three weeks.“We didn’t have the confidence we would have been able to monitor them the way that we needed to,” he said.The family will not be allowed to receive visitors, officials said.The case has raised questions about whether a disease that has killed 3,300 people in West Africa could spread in the United States. U.S. health officials say they remain confident they can keep it in check.A woman who lives in the apartment, Louise Troh, said she has been quarantined with her 13-year-old son and two nephews.“Who wants to be locked up?” she said in an interview with The Associated Press.he Ivy Apartment complex is guarded by Vickery Meadow patrol, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, in Dallas. The complex is where Thomas Eric Duncan, the Ebola patient who traveled from Liberia to Dallas last week, was staying. (AP Photo/The Dallas Morning News, Nathan Hunsinger)Troh said she was waiting for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to collect a bag of the bed sheets and towels Thomas Eric Duncan used.A hazardous material crew arrived to decontaminate the apartment Thursday evening but did not have the required permits to clean the home and remove hazardous waste, city spokesman Richard Hill said. He said the crew, contracted by the county and state, will return to complete the job on Friday.The family must also be relocated before the cleanup can begin, Hill said. He had no information on where the family will go.Visitors from the American Red Cross were seen Thursday bringing food to the apartment door. The North Texas Food Bank said it sent three days of cereal, tuna, produce and other supplies.Outside, the management of the 300-unit complex in northeast Dallas was passing out flyers about Ebola to residents. Private security guards and local sheriff’s deputies blocked off the entrance to dozens of reporters.Apartment manager Sally Nuran said employees were power-washing sidewalks and scrubbing common areas, though she believed Duncan had not visited most of the complex in his short time there.Elsewhere, Texas health officials expanded their efforts to contain the virus, reaching out to as many as 100 people who may have had direct contact with Duncan or someone close to him.None of the people is showing symptoms, but public-health officials have educated them about Ebola and told them to notify medical workers if they begin to feel ill, Erikka Neroes, a spokeswoman for the Dallas County Health and Human Services agency, said.The at-risk group includes 12 to 18 people who came in direct contact with the infected man, including an ambulance crew and a handful of schoolchildren, she said.“This is a big spider web” of people involved, Neroes said.The virus that causes Ebola is not airborne and can only be spread through close contact with someone who has symptoms. People must come into direct contact with the patient’s bodily fluids — blood, sweat, vomit, feces, urine, saliva or semen — and those fluids must have an entry point.Ebola dried on surfaces can survive for several hours, according to the CDC.For example, people might get infected by handling soiled clothing or bed sheets and then touching their nose, mouth or eyes, or if they are not wearing gloves while doing those tasks and have a cut on their hand.“If you sit next to someone on the bus, you’re not exposed,” CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden said.Neighbors in the Liberian capital believe Duncan become infected when he helped bundle a sick pregnant neighbor into a taxi a few weeks ago and set off with her to find treatment. However, it was not clear whether he had learned of the woman’s diagnosis before traveling.Nonetheless, Liberian authorities announced plans to prosecute Duncan, accusing him of lying about not having any contact with an infected person.Duncan answered questions about his health and activities before leaving for Dallas. Among the questions asked on the Sept. 19 form, obtained by The Associated Press, one asked whether Duncan had cared for an Ebola patient or touched the body of anyone who had died in an area affected by Ebola. He answered no to all the questions.“We expect people to do the honorable thing,” said Binyah Kesselly, chairman of the board of directors of the Liberia Airport Authority in Monrovia.Duncan arrived in Dallas on Sept. 20 and fell ill a few days later. His sister, Mai Wureh, identified him as the infected man in an interview with The Associated Press.A Dallas emergency room sent Duncan home last week, even though he told a nurse that he had been in disease-ravaged West Africa, and raising questions as to whether the decision to release him may have put others at risk of exposure to Ebola.In a statement emailed late Thursday, the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital said that it followed communicable disease protocols by also asking Duncan if he had come into contact with anyone who was ill, to which he replied he had not. At that point his symptoms were a temperature of 100.1F, two days of abdominal pain, a headache and decreased urination, the hospital said. He said he had no nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, and based on that information, the hospital decided to release him.He returned to the facility two days layer and has been kept in isolation at the hospital since Sunday. He was listed Thursday in serious but stable condition.Liberia is one of the three countries hit hardest in the epidemic, along with Sierra Leone and Guinea.___Associated Press writers Krista Larson and Jonathan Paye-Layleh in Monrovia, Liberia; Paul J. Weber in Dallas; Emily Schmall in Fort Worth; and Lauran Neergaard in Washington contributed to this report.last_img read more

Bernie Sanders Sole Candidate to Address the Black Press at National Convention

first_imgBy Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent, @StacyBrownMediaEvery major newspaper and news organization in the country has labeled the Black vote crucial to success in the 2020 presidential election, and statistics show that African Americans are 60% more likely to utilize and trust print-related resources for information than the general public.However, of the 24 candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for president, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is the only one that has agreed to address key influencers of the African American community — the Black Press of America — at the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s (NNPA) annual convention later this month in Cincinnati, Ohio.NNPA NEWSWIRE — However, of the 24 candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for president, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is the only one that has agreed to address key influencers of the African American community — the Black Press of America — at the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s (NNPA) annual convention later this month in Cincinnati.It’s no secret that Sanders has work to do to get his campaign message through to African Americans. “We thought we could do respectably in South Carolina, and we got decimated,” Sanders said in a campaign memo released earlier this year in which he discussed losing the Black vote to Hillary Clinton in South Carolina.Clinton won an astonishing 86 percent of South Carolina’s Black voters in 2016.“This is our revolution,” said Sanders, who will speak during the NNPA Convention’s Lifetime Legacy Award Black Tie Gala, Friday June 28th at 7:30pm at The Westin Cincinnati Hotel. Also in attendance will be former Ohio State Senator Nina Turner, a key surrogate for Sander’s 2016 campaign and co-chair of his current campaign for the Democratic nomination and presidency.The NNPA represents Black-owned newspapers with millions of weekly readers across the country, including major markets like New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Houston, Dallas, Baltimore, Chicago and all of the nation’s “swing” states.“You’ve got to win Black voters to win the primary,” Lawrence Moore, a former Sanders delegate to the Democratic National Convention, told NBC News.“It took [Sanders] a while to grow into and learn the issues, but he’s willing to listen and understand, unlike other politicians,” Moore said.In a poll commissioned by The Black Economic Alliance and conducted by Hart Research and Brossard Research, Sanders currently trails former Vice President Joe Biden among Black voters.The poll, which measured how enthusiastic Black voters are about the Democratic presidential candidates, showed that 76 percent of respondents said they were most enthusiastic about Biden; 64 percent said they were most enthusiastic about Sanders who finished ahead of Sens.Kamala Harris of California (53 percent) and Cory Booker of New Jersey (43 percent).African Americans surveyed said affordable healthcare, college and the creation of more jobs with good benefits, were most important.Sanders has openly reached out to African American leaders like NAACP President Derrick Johnson and others, where he’s discussed the economic climate, voter suppression, jobs and other issues facing the Black community.In addition to Sanders’ campaign office, NNPA Newswire has contacted each of the remaining 24 Democratic presidential candidates for comment, including Biden, Harris, Booker, and Texas’ Beto O’Rourke, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Kirsten Gillibrand.“The path to economic security is rocky for families in America but that path is even rockier for Black families who have stared down decades of government sponsored discrimination and institutional racism,” Sen. Warren told NNPA Newswire in an email.“This campaign is about making our government and our economy work for everyone and Black Americans will be on the frontlines of that conversation. The Black Press of America and its journalists are an integral part of how we make our democracy work,” Warren said.In a statement to NNPA Newswire, O’Rourke’s campaign said they’re grateful for the invitation to speak to the attendees of NNPA’s annual convention and wishes the 2020 candidate from Texas was able to participate in the dialogue.“Beto believes we cannot just pay lip service to the problems faced by communities and towns often forgotten or written off, but that we must also listen to their ideas and welcome them to be a part of the solution,” the statement reads.“That’s how he served in Congress and it’s how he has been running his campaign – making sure no person, no group, no constituency is taken for granted. We thank you for your continued coverage of topics that matter to all Americans – especially the African American community – and look forward to partnering with you to address these topics in the future.”Last month, Harris cleared her schedule to attend and deliver a keynote address at the 75th anniversary celebration of the San Francisco Sun-Reporter newspaper where she said the Black Press was “more important than ever before.”“The Sun-Reporter is an example of the significance of the Black press in America,” Harris said at the event held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown San Francisco.“There are issues that are unique to the Black community, and until we have true diversity in the press we must rely on papers like the Sun-Reporter,” Harris said.In addition to the decision to skip the NNPA’s Annual Convention, With the exceptions of Warren and O’Rourke, no other candidates responded to our request for comment.last_img read more

New Sailor Moon Musicals Are On The Way

first_img The Best and Most Loved Anime Series of All TimeThe Best Anime On Hulu Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. One of the coolest ways to experience Sailor Moon is by seeing one of the 31 musical productions that have seen over 800 performances since starting their run in 1993. “Sera My,” as they’re called are live performances with elaborate stage design, costuming, and original storylines in addition to those culled from the anime and manga. The most recent musical was Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon: Le Mouvement Final, following 2016’s Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon: Amour Eternal. But now it looks like there are additional shows being planned for the future, proving you can’t keep a good Moon Princess down.The franchise is celebrating its 25th anniversary, and there are three events coming down the line for summer 2019, with Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon: The Super Live and two other as yet unnamed musicals having been revealed, with a new version, supposedly being “revitalized” for next year. Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon: The Super Live will feature performer Takahiro as part of the musical, at the Japonism 2018 event taking place in Paris, France.The idol group Nogizaka46 will also be having a special concert where they “transform” into Sailor Soldiers on their own, so it looks like a pretty jam-packed year for Sailor Moon fans. Maybe we’ll get a chance in the States to see another live Sera Myu performance in the future beyond YouTube videos and DVDs this time, especially since we could always have our own talented troupes do one too!There isn’t a lot of information floating around about the upcoming musical projects just yet, but as we enter 2018 proper we’ll likely be hearing all about what the shows will be called, who’s going to star in them, and where they’re going to be held. Stay tuned and we’ll make sure we keep you in the loop faster than you can say “Moon Eternal Power, Make-Up!”center_img Stay on targetlast_img read more

Buy This Comic Blackwood 1

first_imgStay on target Buy This Comic: DEATH ORB #1Buy This Comic: MAN-EATERS #1 “When four teenagers with haunted pasts enroll in Blackwood College–a school that trains students in the occult–their desire to enhance their supernatural abilities and bond with others is hampered by an undead dean’s curse, ghosts in their dorm, a mischievous two-headed mummy-chimp, a plague of mutant insects, and the discovery of an ancient evil that forces our heroes to undergo a crash course in the occult for the sake of the world.”BLACKWOOD #1(W): Evan Dorkin (A): Veronica Fish (L&L): Andy FishI have to admit. When I heard about Blackwood #1, it was love at first sight. I have such an enthusiasm for horror comics, especially ones that feel like you can be apart of the story. Ones that reach out and grab you to follow along, chasing the strangenesses with the characters. They make you want to peel back the layers that each page has to offer. Genuinely uncovering the mystery that you lies within. Blackwood #1 feels like that type of horror comic. An all-ages horror that provides the perfect amount of spooky that keeps you engaged and wanting to uncover the “secrets within the secrets.”via Dark HorseEvan Dorkin put his hooks into you something fierce with this eerie and hauntingly fun first issue. Blackwood #1 is a story that I absolutely dream of being apart of. Even though there is an aura and presence of danger in it, I want to go to Blackwood College badly. That’s accredited to Dorkin’s narrative veering from the traditional “witch academia” tales we’re accustomed to. He puts us square in the face of all things having to do with the occult. He also immediately allows us to come face to face with the threat and the vulnerability of the characters that go with it. It’s such a breath of fresh air to see a story like this.For a limited series, this very first issue gives such distinct and astonishing introductions. We’re naturally led through the setting, the characters, the threat, and overall mood I’ve only seen a handful of times. Dorkin stands out in a big way because of this as the writer. He lets the characters and the setting tell the story. This allows the place to gain momentum and then builds the characters and the spook around it. It also gives the characters a chance to establish themselves around the setting. The brilliant layering of storytelling is truly where Blackwood #1 exceeds more than anything.via Dark HorseVeronica Fish is one of my favorite artists in comics hands down. Her style is so unique, and she absolutely slays any book she’s apart of. With Blackwood, that’s no exception. Fish comes into the halls of Blackwood with an ever-present commitment to rad details that proves she isn’t afraid to take on any genre.As your eyes move from panel to panel, she brings out these vibrant and sharp details within her art. From the small occult details, the gnarly gross-out bits to the setting of Blackwood itself, Fish brings a brilliant hand to this comic that only she can do. Fish also create such an alluring and spine-chilling mood to the comic with her colors and Andy’s flats. She captures the madness of Dorkin’s script, illuminating the panels with gory imagery and suspense. With Fish’s art and colors as well, she sets a mood for this comic that becomes a dark and strange venture into the unknown.via Dark HorseAndy Fish does all the silent back work for this comics, and it would be a shame if we don’t shout him out for it. He not only helps with color flats but also is an art assist and letterer to the comic. While everything he does for the comic is absolutely stellar, Fish’s lettering and layouts are absolute standouts.Fish’s layouts are easy to follow. Every one always builds on top, and they have their own variation and unison to them that builds the story in a suspenseful way. I absolutely love experimental layout where panels are on top of panels and Fish does this amazingly. He provides a space where Veronica’s art can breathe freely, so you soak in every detail. He also does a massively incredible job with lettering this comic. Again, allowing you to follow easily, but gives tons of variations on the balloon placement and sound effects. This is one comic where the sound effects were absolutely effective and essential to be placed perfectly, and Fish nails it.via Dark HorseBlackwood #1 isn’t your typical college story. You won’t find anything like Hogwarts or Brakebills University here. I’m super bummed that we’ll be getting this as a limited series, but with Blackwood #1, it’s a phenomenal start to an odd and sinister comic that we’ll ever see. Once you’re behind the gates of Blackwood College, you’ll be begging for more. Blackwood #1 is now available on Comixology and your local comic shop.5/30/18 Releases – In addition to Blackwood #1, here’s a list of other new titles that came out this week that you should be reading.Star Wars: Lando – Double Or Nothing #1 by Rodney Barnes (W), Paolo Villanelli (A), W. Scott Forbes (CA) MarvelAbbott #5 by Saladin Ahmed (W), Sami Kivela (A),  Jason Wordie (C), Jim Campbell (L), Taj Tenfold (CA) BOOM! StudiosWhere We Live: Las Vegas Shooting Benefit Anthology by Various (W), Various (A) Image ComicsVoid Trip Vol. 1 by Ryan O’ Sullivan (W), Plaid Klaus (A), Aditya Bidikar (L) Image ComicsMech Cadet Yu Vol. 1 by Greg Pak (W), Takeshi Miyazawa (A), Triona Farrell (C) BOOM! StudiosVampironica #2 by Meg & Greg Smallwood (W), Greg Smallwood, Jack Morelli (A) Archie ComicsLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Soon Victorial Memorial visitors to witness new light and sound show

first_imgKolkata: Victoria Memorial is making a complete overhaul of its son et lumiere, which is expected to kick off during winters, the time when there is a huge footfall of both national and international tourists at the Memorial.”The analogue show format will be passe and there will be a sea change with the 3D projection mapping system. The Memorial’s marble edifice will serve as the virtual screen to narrate Kolkata’s story – a journey that will encapsulate nearly four centuries, beginning from Job Charnock’s arrival in Calcutta to contemporary Kolkata. The characters will seemingly speak on their own, narrating the 300 years history of Kolkata,” curator of VM, Jayanta Sengupta said. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThere will be no commentary as it has been in the traditional light and sound show.The light and sound show at VM had started way back in the year 1991 and was held on a screen on the eastern lawn of Victoria Memorial Hall for over two decades. The script was by writer Sunil Gangopadhyay, the narration was provided by Soumitra Chatterjee in Bengali and Dhritiman Chattopadhyay in English. There will be no such narration in the present format and some noted historians associated with the research on old Kolkata will pen down the Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedscreenplay.There will also be the inclusion of Hindi language in the new format and the duration of the show will be slightly less than the old show that was stalled for more than a year. Earlier, the show was of 40 minutes. The present one will be between 30 to 35 minutes. “There is an average footfall of 36 lakh visitors a year at the VM and many of them coming from other Indian states could not properly understand Bengali and English. So, we have decided to introduce Hindi,” a senior official said. The VM has plans to have more seating arrangement for the spectators in this new format.It may be mentioned that the VM authorities since last week has increased the timing of the Memorial by an hour. It is now open till 6 pm and is probably the only museum under the aegis of Ministry of Culture that is open beyond 5 pm.last_img read more

The Scripps National Spelling Bee finds its bad boy

first_imgCo-champ Jairam approached Nahir to congratulate him on a spelling be well spelled, but Nahir wasn’t having it.Nahir’s new biggest fan, Dez Bryant, tweeted his congratulations.#NiharJanga you just made my whole day buddy.. Congrats on winning the #spellingbee champ.. Some how some way I have to get you to a game #x— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) May 27, 2016 Advertisement Scripps National Spelling Bee Co-champion Nihar Janga is an intense competitor. The 5th grader from Austin, Texas wears his emotions on his sleeve. He gets inside the opponents head. He’s not in the spelling bee to make friends, he’s there to win.In last night’s final round, Nihar shook his head in disapproval as 7th grader Jairam Hathwar incorrectly spelled “Drahthaar”. When Jairam returned to his seat, Nihar let him know about it.With everything on the line, Nahir correctly spelled “Gessellschaft” to secure his spot as co-champion. He threw up Dallas Cowboys star Dez Bryant’s trademark “X” sign to celebrate. Big players make big plays in big games.last_img read more

London BiFest this is why we need to celebrate the bisexual community

first_imgeTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) London BiFest 2018 will take place on 18 August. | Photo: supplied Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… GAYSTARNEWS- Matilda star Mara Wilson opens up on her ‘bisexual impostor syndrome’ We need to talk about bi erasure in media: ever heard of the Unicorn Scale? London BiFest is open to allSporting the bisexuality colors at London BiFest 2017. | Photo: suppliedLondon BiFest, as many of the other events celebrating a specific segment of the LGBTI community such as Black Pride, still faces some criticism.While it does focus on the bisexual community, London BiFest is an open-to-all event.‘Anyone who is bi-friendly can come,’ Harrad says.‘We try to remove as many barriers to attendance as we can. We offer free tickets to people of color, hold BiFest in a wheelchair accessible venue, keep it affordable and provide a code of conduct.’The venue also has gender-neutral toilets.This year’s event is bigger than everThe first edition of London BiFest dates back to 1999. However, after going on a relatively long hiatus, the event only returned to the capital last year.‘There was a long gap before the next one, but eventually, a few of us formed a small team and started running [bi events] yearly. They also happen in other cities such as Birmingham and Oxford,’ Harrad says.This year’s BiFest has several LGBTI rights advocacy groups onboard.‘We’ve got Amnesty International’s LGBTI network, The Outside Project, Bi Pride UK, the Bisexual Index, Transmasculine London and so on,’ Harrad says.She is trying to ‘push the idea that LGBT groups should want to focus on bisexuality more than they do’.Read more here.Read more from Gay Star News:Stephanie Beatriz: ‘I’m marrying a guy, but that doesn’t make me any less bisexual’ While bisexuality still feels a little underrepresented in mainstream LGBTI parades, smaller events catered to the bi community are increasing in popularity. Activist Kate Harrad is the bisexual woman behind London BiFest, a one-day celebration of bisexuality in the UK capital. The festival, calling all bisexual people and allies, will take place at the Kingston Quaker Centre in Kingston, southwest of London, on 18 August.BiFest will have craft areas and sessions providing attendees with the chance to socialize in a safe environment.Bisexuals might experience rejection within the LGBTI communityHarrad highlights the importance of hosting an event for the bisexual community.‘The bi community doesn’t have the same kind of established pub or club culture that the gay community does. There are no bisexual pubs and only a handful of club nights,’ she explains.‘If you are bisexual and don’t know anyone else who is, you might not know there’s a community at all. Worse, you might try entering the gay or lesbian communities and be rejected for your sexuality, which does still happen.’Moreover, a recent Pride in London’s survey found that 46% of bisexual people aren’t out to their families, compared to 12% of gay men and 17% of lesbians.Therefore, Harrad’s aim is to host bi events ‘that aren’t scary’.  She wants BiFest to be an accessible, friendly event which gives people a chance to talk about bi issues’.‘Pride is not great for bi representation’Pride in London featured its first Bi+ float in 2018. | Photo: Hollie Wong‘I didn’t go to Pride [in London] this year, and that was partly because it’s not been great for bi representation,’ Harrad says.‘Although we had our first bi+ float this year, which was a massive achievement.’Harrad, who is in an opposite-sex relationship, points out how some bi people feel they don’t fit in mainstream LGBTI events.That applies ‘especially [to] those in different-gender relationships,’ she says.‘Maybe I’m wrong, but in any case, my preference is for the smaller, more grassroots events that my community tends to provide, such as BiCon and BiFest. It’s a completely different atmosphere. People will make more effort with issues like using people’s correct pronouns and enforcing a no-touch-without-consent rule, for example.’ West Hollywood will host the US’ first city-wide Bisexual PrideThis magician is trying to find the perfect trick to explain bisexuality to peopleCan you guess if these people are bisexual – just by looking at them?Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/london-bifest-this-is-why-we-need-to-celebrate-the-bisexual-community/last_img read more

Applications Open for ASRT Foundation and Canon Medicals Safety FiRsT Grant Program

first_img Feature | Radiology Business | July 22, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Payment Models Seek Traction in Transition from Volume Efforts to reform healthcare are booming, b read more John Carrino, M.D., M.Ph., presents “Challenges and Opportunities for Radiology to Prove Value in Alternative Payment Models” at AHRA 2019. Photo by Greg Freiherr Feature | Radiology Business | July 23, 2019 | Greg Freiherr Liars in Radiology Beware! Can you tell when someone is lying? 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. 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 A ferromagnetic detection system for magnetic resonance (MR) safety. Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … 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 Lead-free aprons that are lightweight yet provide more protection than standard lead-based equivalents; and Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough discusses bridging diversity gaps in medical physicsPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 6:05Loaded: 2.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -6:05 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 winning facilities will then implement the program and share best practices.In the past, winners have used the funds to promote radiologic technology safety through the purchase of safety systems including: A vertical power lift device for use in a hospital setting; 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 Videos | AAPM | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care Cynthia McColl… read more Body language expert Traci Brown spoke at the AHRA 2019 meeting on how to identify when a person is not being honest by their body language. She said medical imaging department administrators can use this knowledge to help in hiring decisions and managing staff.  Now in its fifth year, the Safety FiRsT program is helping healthcare facilities to create safer work environments for radiologic technologists. Eligible facilities are encouraged to apply by completing an application here. The deadline to apply is July 31, 2019.The ASRT Foundation and Canon Medical Safety FiRsT grants are funded by a grant from Canon Medical.For more information: www.asrt.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 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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News | Radiation Dose Management | May 31, 2019 Applications Open for ASRT Foundation and Canon Medical’s Safety FiRsT Grant Program Award provides funding to improve or expand radiologic technologist safety Demand for ultrasound scans at U.S. outpatient centers could grow by double digits over the next five years, according to a speaker at AHRA 2019. A variety of factors, however, could cause projections for this and other modalities to change. Graphic courtesy of Pixabaylast_img read more