A treatment centre in Kanesatake celebrates its 25th anniversary

first_imgAPTN National NewsA treatment centre in the Mohawk community of Kanesatake just celebrated a big anniversary.For 25 years it’s been helping people kick their chemical habits.And one counselor at the centre is a big part of it’s success.APTN‘s Danielle Rochette has the storylast_img

US factories grew more slowly in October

first_imgWASHINGTON – American manufacturers grew at a slower pace in October as factories contended with supply disruptions caused by disputes with China, Europe and other trading partners.The Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, said Thursday that its manufacturing index slipped to 57.7 last month — down from 59.8 in September and the lowest since April. It was the second straight monthly drop.Still, anything above 50 signals growth, and manufacturers are enjoying a 26-month winning streak.New orders, production, export orders and hiring grew more slowly. Thirteen of 18 manufacturing industries reported growth last month, led by textile mills and makers of electrical equipment.American industry is generally healthy, but respondents to the ISM survey suggested that trade disputes are taking a toll. The United States has imposed taxes on imported steel and aluminum and on about $250 billion in Chinese products, drawing retaliation from U.S. trading partners.Several companies complained that the tariffs are driving up costs and limiting supplies. Respondents also cited labour shortages and the strains that high demand is putting on their supply chains.Timothy Fiore, chair of ISM’s manufacturing survey committee, said that “57.7 is not a bad number. But it’s not where we had been. We have been bouncing around the top. This may be the first indicator of a softening that may continue.”Manufacturers are also coping with weakening global economic growth and a strengthening dollar, which makes American products costlier in foreign markets.“Between disruptions caused to the supply chain by tariffs and a strengthening dollar, the factory sector may cool off going forward after an extraordinary run in 2017 and 2018,” Stephen Stanley, chief economist at Amherst Pierpont Securities, wrote in a research note. “Nevertheless, even with a weaker-than-expected result in October, for now, the pace of growth for manufacturing remains robust.”The economic backdrop for manufacturers remains healthy. Consumer spending on long-lasting manufactured goods was strong during the spring and summer, rising at an annual pace of 6.9 per cent from July through September and 8.6 per cent from April through June.Factories are on pace to add more than 250,000 jobs this year, which would be biggest jump in manufacturing employment since 1997.last_img read more

Amazon touted as big win for NY but math is more complex

first_imgNew York officials say their deal to land a new Amazon headquarters is a big win for the city — but the math is a little more complicated than government projections indicate.The state’s predicted 9-to-1 return on investment was based on a widely used economic model that compares the cost of tax incentives with expected gains in tax revenue.Those projections indicate that in exchange for up to $3 billion in tax breaks and grants, Amazon’s new campus in Queens will generate $27 billion in new taxes over a quarter-century.But experts note the analysis doesn’t include added costs of providing public services like schools, police and fire to Amazon workers and their families, giving the public an incomplete picture of the project’s overall costs.Jennifer Peltz, The Associated Presslast_img read more

UNP concerned over interference in judiciary

“All these, except the executive, and of that too, only a minority of the privileged, is being rendered redundant. Whilst the executive of the country is on a perpetual drive to further its powers, the other arms which are to serve as the foundations are being – expediently – rendered redundant with the same conviction,” he said. “It is with grave concern, therefore, that we note recent developments regarding alleged interference by the executive on the affairs of the judiciary and the appalling intimidation and smear campaigns carried out by the regime’s propaganda outfits: the state media. We condemn these attempts to cast aspersions on the highest officers of the Sri Lankan judiciary as blatant attempts to irreversibly harm the fragile threads that hold together the once-vibrant democratic tapestry of our country,” Jayasuriya said. The United National Party (UNP) has expressed concerns over the alleged interference by the executive on the affairs of the judiciary.UNP MP Karu Jayasuriya, in a statement, said that the onslaught on the country’s democratic establishments and rule of law institutions by the incumbent regime, warrants attention and unreserved condemnation by all those who aspire to higher democratic standards. He noted that the executive, legislature and judiciary are the cornerstones of a vibrant democracy, underscored by an active civil society, a free media and an informed and astute citizenry. read more

In Kosovo President Bush backs UN efforts to pave way for selfgovernment

During a 40-minute meeting with Hans Haekkerup, the head of the UN Interim Administration in Kosovo (UNMIK), President Bush was briefed on preparations for elections and plans for self-governing institutions to be established after the elections. According to UNMIK, President Bush was eager to know Mr. Haekkerup’s ideas on when the international community would be able to reduce its presence in Kosovo.Mr. Haekkerup underscored that a strong police and judiciary were essential to building democracy and self-government in Kosovo and that by the year 2002 the Kosovo Police Service would number 6,000. He noted, however, that ultimately a police force should total 8,000 to 10,000 – a goal which would require outside support.Inquiring about efforts by UNMIK and KFOR, the international force in Kosovo, to contain extremism and prevent the export of violence into the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, President Bush urged UNMIK to do its utmost to deter and detain extremists. He also expressed interest in UNMIK’s efforts to combat organized crime.Mr. Haekkerup expressed his gratitude for the presence and activities of US troops in Kosovo, and said UNMIK was doing its part to restrain suspected extremists in the region. He added that UNMIK, KFOR and the Kosovo Police Service were working hard to prevent cross-border movement of extremists.President Bush assured UNMIK and KFOR officials that the US troops had entered Kosovo together and would leave Kosovo together with other NATO forces based there. read more

Mens Lacrosse No 9 Ohio State drops second straight Big Ten game

Ohio State junior attack Tre Leclaire (44) passes the ball during their match against Rutgers at Ohio Stadium on Mar. 31. Ohio State lost 6-14. Credit: Willow Mollenkopf | For The LanternNo. 1 Penn State’s offense was too much for No. 9 Ohio State to handle, with the Buckeyes losing their second straight game with a 13-8 defeat to the Nittany Lions, leaving Ohio State without a win in Big Ten play so far.On a wet and slippery Sunday night in State College, Penn State’s offensive efficiency and star players proved to be the key difference. Penn State junior attacker Mac O’Keefe scored three goals, while redshirt junior Grant Ament added two goals and six assists in front of the home crowd.The Buckeyes (7-2, 0-2 Big Ten) were not able to capitalize on the shots they saw, scoring on eight of 37 shots and picking 16 ground balls to Penn State’s eight. However, Penn State made the most of its opportunities, making 13-of-26 shots and saving 14 shots to Ohio State’s seven.Penn State (9-1, 2-0 Big Ten) scored within the first four minutes of the first quarter with a goal from sophomore midfielder Brian Townsend and added to another goal before Ohio State tied it with two straight goals from junior attacker and leading scorer Tre LeClaire. Both teams would score back-to-back goals to keep the game tied at the end of the first. LeClaire finished the game with four of Ohio State’s eight total goals on 10 shots, five of which were on goal. The second quarter started strong for the Nittany Lions, with Penn State’s two prolific stars making the difference. O’Keefe scored two straight goals to stay as the second to top scorer in the country and Ament was the player on both assists, adding to his already nation-leading assist total. The Buckeyes would add a goal, but Penn State would get two more, one of which came from O’Keefe for the hat trick.Ohio State made a strong run to get back into the game, scoring three goals in the third quarter — including LeClaire’s third of the day — but Penn State had an answer for the Buckeyes every time they made a run, answering with three goals in the quarter.The final quarter about Penn State ending the Buckeyes hopes, scoring two straight before LeClaire found the net again, but it wasn’t as enough as Penn State scored again to end the game with the five-goal victory.Ohio State moves on to face Johns Hopkins at noon Sunday. read more

Normet Corp and Oulu University of Applied Sciences develop cooperation

first_imgNormet and Oulu University have signed a partnership agreement to develop their co-operation. The two parties will initiate development, research and training co-operation to strengthen the development and testing conditions of vehicle technology.The ongoing transition in vehicle technology sets new challenges to players in the sector with the tightening of environmental legislation and changing needs of end customers. “At the same time, our personnel’s expertise is subject to new demands that we can answer with this partnership agreement signed with Oulu University of Applied Sciences,” states Heikki Ojala, Normet’s Vice President, Global R&D.“Normet is one of the northern Finland’s driving companies whose success radiates to a wide range of companies in supply chains throughout northern Finland. The success of these driving companies is important to safeguard employment and prosperity throughout our region. The Oulu University of Applied Sciences is responsible for the education of automobile and vehicle technology in half of the territory of Finland. The signed agreement is an important step towards closer cooperation between the parties, says Jukka Säkkinen, Director, Education, R&D and Innovation, Oulu University of Applied Sciences.last_img read more

Steam introduces Daily Deals promising 24hour big game discounts

first_imgAs a PC gamer, Steam is a service I keep an eye on due to the big discounts it applies to games during key holidays, or just as a midweek deal. But as of today, the discounts get a lot more regular allowing us to add many more games to our libraries for just a few dollars each.Valve has decided that from now on it will start offering a Daily Deal through Steam. That means every day you can expect to be offered a new game with a substantial discount applied. The first Daily Deal is a good example of this. Codemasters’ Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising has had its $19.99 price point dropped 75% to just $5 for the next 25 hours.While the prospect of deals like this every day is sure to bring a smile to many a PC gamer’s face, I also fear my game spending may rise because of this. A $5 game every day means some huge savings, but do that several times a month and the cost soon adds up.One thing I hope doesn’t happen is Valve starts using the Daily Deals to push discounts on pre-orders. I think we all prefer seeing titles that are a few months old being offered at hard-to-resist prices. The rate at which games come out its easy to miss a few, and seeing them come up for next to no money is really appreciated.If you want to know what the Daily Deal is every day it will be posted on the Steam homepage each morning. However, it may be easier just to follow the service on Twitter or Facebook and have the news piped to you every day.via Steamlast_img read more

Cold snap shows up shelter gap

first_imgA cold snap that swept across the country Wednesday exposed delays in organizing adequate shelter for migrants sleeping rough in Athens and other Greek cities, with the capital’s central Victoria Square among the most congested.The City of Athens had warned the government from Tuesday that the situation in Victoria “is becoming bad and may soon be out of control,” while demanding measures to “house and care for these people, while also seeing to the safety and quality of life of residents.”In Victoria Square, dozens of refugees and migrants, including young children and elderly men and women, lay on the ground and on benches huddled in blankets and sleeping bags on Wednesday, as setting up tents has been forbidden in public spaces to prevent the appearance of makeshift camps.Responding to mounting pressure to deal with the problem of migrants sleeping rough in the capital as thousands more arrive every day by ferry boat in a bid to ease the burden on the islands, the Ministry of Migration Policy on Wednesday announced a series of measures. It said it has commissioned city buses to transport people from Victoria Square to migrant reception facilities at Elaionas and Elliniko, adding that if these facilities reach capacity, a community center in the area of Kolonos will be made available to temporarily house 150-200 people, though municipal authorities said that the space cannot take more than 80.The ministry also said that it has 200 vouchers for hotel accommodation, thanks to the support of the Caritas humanitarian group and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees.Meanwhile, 3,100 more refugees and migrants disembarked at the port of Piraeus Wednesday morning from the islands, where the cold weather has also been taking a toll. On the island of Lesvos, a 6-month-old baby died at the local hospital after developing respiratory problems while staying with his family in the Kara Tepe camp. According to reports, the Syrian family had spent over a day outdoors after sailing from Turkey as they waited to be registered. A coroner is expected to determine the cause of death.Lesvos has borne the brunt of an influx of refugees and migrants that has seen more than 800,000 people arriving in Greece from neighboring Turkey this year.[Source: Kathimerini] Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Solskjaer impressed with improved Darmian

first_imgManchester United praised the recent performance of Matteo Darmian after the Italian played out of position during their FA Cup win at the weekend.Darmian, was deployed in the central defence during United’s 2-0 win against Reading on Saturday and he received accolades from club fans and boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.“He [Darmian] is the biggest plus today,” Solskjaer told MUTV after the game.“Matteo looked like he had played there before for a long time. As an Italian, he’s very cultural and very calm on the ball.“He was one of the few that at times tried to settle us down and pass the ball. I don’t think he put a foot wrong.”The 29-year-old had been heavily linked with a return to Serie A but never criticised the Red Devils publicly for his lack of game time.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“I can play there. Of course I play at right-back and left-back, for me it doesn’t matter,” he added.“I try to do my best every time and I try to help the team to reach the victory. Sometimes I’ve played in a back three so it’s not a problem for me.“Of course I’m more of a defender than an attacking player, but I have to help the team.”The best way to start the new year at Old Trafford!! 💪 #nextround #MUFC @ManUtd pic.twitter.com/XaomQdvxhc— Matteo Darmian (@DarmianOfficial) January 5, 2019last_img read more

Defendants alleged note to niece adds to his charges

first_imgFred James EnghAccused of leading multistate crime ring A Vancouver man accused of organizing a multistate crime ring faces additional charges after he allegedly passed a jail note to his niece and offered to lie on her behalf in court, according to prosecutors.Fred J. Engh, 30, of Vancouver appeared Monday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of two counts of tampering with a witness and felony harassment.His niece, Arielle Engh, 19, of Vancouver was sentenced April 17 to 60 days in jail for driving Fred Engh to the U.S. border with Mexico in July when he allegedly fled from authorities. He was apprehended in early November and is in the Clark County Jail in lieu of $1 million bail.On the day Arielle Engh pleaded guilty and was sentenced, Fred Engh allegedly tried to pass her a note through at least two jail inmates who acted as intermediaries. Arielle Engh also was a jail inmate at the time.A custody officer saw a female inmate receive the note, according to a court affidavit.“Look, I may not be able to send another note before trial, and I have to make a plan,” Fred Engh wrote, according to the affidavit. “Wear a rubber band/hair tie on your left wrist if we met in Sacramento and you gave me a ride. Left equals we got lost together. Wear it on the right if we were never together. Touch your lips if you want me to stay quiet, plead (the) Fifth (Amendment).”last_img read more

Death toll tops 100 in fight for key Yemen port medics

first_imgAFP File PhotoThe battle for a major rebel-controlled port in Yemen has left more than 100 soldiers and insurgents dead in less than a week, medics and military sources said Saturday.Yemeni forces are fighting to close in on the Red Sea port of Hodeida, the main conduit for humanitarian supplies into a country where 22 million people are in dire need of food aid.Medics in the southern Aden governorate, where the Yemeni government is based, said they had received the bodies of 52 people, including 20 soldiers, between Friday and Saturday, bringing the toll to at least 110 killed in clashes since Wednesday.The remainder appeared to be rebels, the medics said.Speaking on condition of anonymity, a source in the pro-government military coalition said on Saturday the Huthi rebels had ambushed a military convoy in the coastal district of al-Durayhmi in Hodeida governorate.Loyalist fighters, backed by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, last week announced they had launched an operation to enter Hodeida city and seize the rebel-held port.Hodeida lies 230 kilometres from the capital Sanaa, which the Iran-backed Huthis seized in 2014, prompting a Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen the following year.The campaign, which continues to this day, aims to restore power to the internationally recognised government of exiled president Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi.The Saudi-led coalition accuses the rebels of using Hodeida as a launchpad for attacks on shipping in the Red Sea and for smuggling in rockets.The insurgents have in recent months ramped up missile attacks against neighbouring Saudi Arabia.Nearly 10,000 people have been killed since the coalition launched its military campaign in Yemen in March 2015.More than 2,200 others have died from cholera and millions are on the verge of famine in what the United Nations says is the world’s gravest humanitarian crisis.The UN warned last week that any operation aimed at seizing Hodeida would disrupt the entry of aid shipments to Yemen, 70 per cent of which flow through the rebel-held port.last_img read more

Netflix Announces Milestone Italian Original About Black Youths in Italy

first_img ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Creator Jenji Kohan and Star Uzo Aduba Bid Farewell “I hope that this [series] will open the door to black actors, creatives, and artists who have not yet had a big break,” he added. And went on to point out that “this story will reflect the lives of lots of kids, regardless of what color they are.” Related Dikele Distefano, who grew up in the Northern Italian city of Ravenna, made his debut as an author with a self-published novel titled “Fuori piove, dentro pure. Posso passare a prenderti?” which can be translated as “It’s Raining Outside, And Inside As Well. Can I Come And Pick You Up?” The book was republished in 2015 by prominent Italian imprint Mondadori.His most recent book, about a young black kid named Zero contending with hardship and racism in contemporary Italy, will provide the starting point for the series which will however have a different twist and “feature lots of rap [music] because “rap is the language of my generation,” he said.Dikele di Stefano will be writing the series in collaboration with the Italian screenwriter known as Menotti (“The Call Me Jeeg”), and also Stefano Voltaggio, Massimo Vavassori, Carolina Cavalli and Lisandro Monaco.No information has been revealed about who will direct.The expected delivery date for the “Zero” series is 2020.“Zero” is being produced by Fabula Pictures, the innovative Italian production company founded and headed by Nicola and Marco De Angelis, which for Netflix has previously produced “Baby” the drama about teen prostitution in Rome which has just wrapped its second season.“Baby” is Netflix’s second Italian original longform series. The first is the crimer “Suburra” about corruption in contemporary Rome produced by Cattleya, which in June started production on teen romancer “Summertime,” also commissioned by Netflix. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Netflix has announced new Italian original titled “Zero” which will mark the first Italian series centered around the present-day lives of black Italian youths said its writer, Antonio Dikele Distefano, in a Netflix launch video posted on Youtube.Dikele Distefano, a 27-year-old writer and TV music show host born in Italy from Angolan parents, said in the video that his groundbreaking skein will be about a black youth named Zero who “has a special power thanks to which he can know the reality of things and people that is concealed behind appearances.”“For me — for a black kid who is Italian, like Zero, and who owes everything to Italy – the most beautiful thing is that this will be the first series in which the protagonists will be black Italian kids,” Dikele Distefano noted.  Popular on Variety What’s Coming to Netflix in September 2019last_img read more

Who is Malala

first_imgAlready an activist for girl’s education in the Swat valley of Pakistan, by writing for BBC Urdu under the pen name of Gul Makai, the events of 9 October, and what transpired subsequently, would change Malala’s life irrevocably. A nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize, for standing up for girl’s education in an area controlled by fundamentalist forces and appearing on the cover of TIME magazine, it is a space far removed from the city of Mingora in Swat Valley. Ghost written by noted journalist, Christina Lamb, Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’I am Malala is a remarkable story of a family uprooted by lawless terrorism, for a deeply held conviction that resonated with millions around the world.However, as it is an autobiography of a 16-year-old, there are limitations, in terms of what could be narrated about her own life. As a result, Lamb and Malala have had to fill up the pages with the history of Pakistan and the political and religious turmoil that have shaped its history. Malala’s father Ziauddin, is probably the most significant presence in her life. Her strength of character clearly draws inspiration from her father’s socialistic activism in the field of education. Contrasting the two elements, Pakistan’s politico-religious situation and father’s social activism, it is interesting to note that no questions are raised about Malala’s mother, Tor Pekai, who quit school at the age of six and remains an illiterate to this day. Through Malala, we also get close to the heart of Pakistan’s troubles. 20 years after partition, the Wali of the Swat Valley renounced his power and ceded with Pakistan. ‘So I was born a proud daughter of Pakistan,’ she writes, ‘though like all Swatis I thought of myself first as a Swati and Pashtun, before Pakistani.’ The above statement is reflective of the ethnic fissures that have dominated her homeland, with only the burgeoning power of the Taliban that has provided a distraction to these fissures. The presence of the Taliban has raised the need to redress these ethnic tensions. There is a fear amongst those at home, that her narrative will be subjugated by what some perceive as the ‘colonial west’. However, despite being a vocal critic against the Taliban, she does passionately speak out against America’s drone strike in her province, CIA’s policy of funding jihadists when it suits them and even Raymond Davis, the CIA contractor who caused a diplomatic meltdown between the two countries after shooting two civilians during broad daylight in Lahore.Unfortunately, like most ghost-written autobiographies there is a problem with distinguishing between Malala’s and Lamb’s voices. However, this must not distract us from the articulate nature of Malala’s courage and conviction to stand up for the rights of girl’s education in the face of death.last_img read more

Major Galaxy Note 10 Leak Reveals Specs and Pricing

first_imgThe Google Pixel 4’s Secret Weapon Just LeakedThe Google Pixel 4’s Secret Weapon Just LeakedMore VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpTCL 5-Series Hands-On00:56OffAutomated Captions – en-USLive00:0001:1501:15 The Samsung Galaxy Note10+/Note10+ 5G will have support of upto 1TB of micro SD Card with expandable storage. So yes, if you buy the 1TB model and also get a 1TB SD Card (if they exist), you would have a total of 2TB Storage in your phone. *WHAT* (Says the guy who has 1TB S10+) pic.twitter.com/aAOSE7Y4RCAugust 5, 2019Previously, Agarwal had leaked the prices for the Note 10 (via TechRadar) in euros and pound sterling. The price begins at €949/£899 for the 256GB Note 10 and goes up to €1099/£999 for a 256GB Note 10+. Those prices convert to around $1,000 and $1200 respectively, but US prices are likely to be lower in reality. We expect the standard Note 10 to cost similar amount to the Note 9’s $999 list price.MORE: Best Galaxy Note 10 Preorder DealsFinally, there’s the disputed 90Hz screen. Writer for XDA Max Weinbach tweeted a Reddit thread from r/Android in which the poster claimed that the Note 10 they had tested had a super smooth 90Hz display, like the one found on the OnePlus 7 Pro, which Samsung makes and supplies.While Samsung using this panel in the Galaxy Note 10 would be a logical assumption to make, both Agarwal and fellow leaker Ice Universe dismissed the claim. Unless these two reliable sources of information have managed to miss something, it looks like we might have to wait until at least the Galaxy S11 for that fancy display.The Galaxy Unpacked event takes place in New York City at 4PM ET. If you cannot wait until tomorrow’s announcement, we have everything we know so far gathered together in our Galaxy Note 10 rumor round-up for you to check out.Xiaomi Patents Smartphone with Solar PanelMost Anticipated Phones of 2019The Best and Worst Phone Carriers of 2019 There’s only one day to go before the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is officially launched, but we’ve still got a bunch of rumors and leaks coming out. One pertains the price of the Note 10 and Note 10+ and another leak reveals the storage and RAM. And a third rumor has already been shot down.Twitter leaker Ishan Agarwal has provided a lot of information about the Note 10 in the past few months, and his latest morsel of information is that the base version of the Note 10 will have 8GB RAM and 256GB storage, while the Note 10+ 5G gets 12GB RAM and 256GB minimum storage.The Samsung Galaxy Note10 will have a minimum of 8GB RAM with 256GB Storage. The Note10+ 5G will have a minimum of 12GB RAM with 256GB Storage. Here are both the phones in Aura White colour. #Samsung #GalaxyNote10 #GalaxyNote10Plus #UNPACKED pic.twitter.com/tcIVSzte9sAugust 6, 2019He later added that the Note 10+ and Note 10+ 5G will have up to 1TB of storage, with the option for additional SD memory expansion.RECOMMENDED VIDEOS FOR YOU…logoCreated with Sketch.last_img read more

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first_img News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more News | PACS | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. to expand analysis capabilities of… read more News | PACS | June 26, 2019 Mini-PACS Solution for Image Management and Workflow Optimization ImageGrid Mini is a feature-rich, reliable and cost-effective image management and workflow optimization solution, pr read more Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. read more November 18, 2009 – As radiology drives imaging toward the electronic medical record (EMR), a new PACS offering for EMR, HIS and Practice Management vendors fully integrates the complete range of medical images with EMR software of almost any kind.INFINITT Accent allows PACS-based medical images to be accessed along with all other types of medical information on any Internet-enabled terminal. It is already deployed at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway (RWJUHR), a 265-bed acute care, community hospital in N.J.By providing access to the full range of medical images through a Web-browser, INFINITT Accent addresses many of the challenges healthcare providers face in marrying current and historical patient information with the high resolution imagery being generated throughout a modern medical facility to create a complete patient medical record.INFINITT Accent offers fast image loading, a light-weight viewer application and simple and automatic deployment. It complements existing PACS through DICOM, HL7, IHE and HIPPA compliant protocols.For more information: www.infinittna.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | November 18, 2009 PACS Drives Imaging in the EMR News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | June 27, 2019 Ambra Health Announces Integration With Box Ambra Health announced an integration with Box to enable the sharing of medical imaging directly from within Box’s… read more Related Contentlast_img read more

PyTorch announces the availability of PyTorch Hub for improving machine learning research

first_imgYesterday, the team at PyTorch announced the availability of PyTorch Hub which is a simple API and workflow that offers the basic building blocks to improve machine learning research reproducibility. Reproducibility plays an important role in research as it is an essential requirement for a lot of fields related to research including the ones based on machine learning techniques. But most of the machine learning based research publications are either not reproducible or are too difficult to reproduce. With the increase in the number of research publications, tens of thousands of papers being hosted on arXiv and submissions to conferences, research reproducibility has now become even more important. Though most of the publications are accompanied by code and trained models that are useful but still it is difficult for users to figure out for most of the steps, themselves. PyTorch Hub consists of a pre-trained model repository that is designed to facilitate research reproducibility and also to enable new research. It provides built-in support for Colab, integration with Papers With Code and also contains a set of models including classification and segmentation, transformers, generative, etc. By adding a simple hubconf.py file, it supports the publication of pre-trained models to a GitHub repository, which provides a list of models that are to be supported and a list of dependencies that are required for running the models. For example, one can check out the torchvision, huggingface-bert and gan-model-zoo repositories. Considering the case of torchvision hubconf.py: In torchvision repository, each of the model files can function and can be executed independently. These model files don’t require any package except for PyTorch and they don’t need separate entry-points. A hubconf.py can help users to send a pull request based on the template mentioned on the GitHub page. The official blog post reads, “Our goal is to curate high-quality, easily-reproducible, maximally-beneficial models for research reproducibility. Hence, we may work with you to refine your pull request and in some cases reject some low-quality models to be published. Once we accept your pull request, your model will soon appear on Pytorch hub webpage for all users to explore.” PyTorch Hub allows users to explore available models, load a model as well as understand the kind of methods available for any given model. Below mentioned are few of the examples: Explore available entrypoints: With the help of torch.hub.list() API, users can now list all available entrypoints in a repo.  PyTorch Hub also allows auxillary entrypoints apart from pretrained models such as bertTokenizer for preprocessing in the BERT models and making the user workflow smoother. Load a model: With the help of torch.hub.load() API, users can load a model entrypoint. This API can also provide useful information about instantiating the model. Most of the users are happy about this news as they think it will be useful for them. A user commented on HackerNews, “I love that the tooling for ML experimentation is becoming more mature. Keeping track of hyperparameters, training/validation/test experiment test set manifests, code state, etc is both extremely crucial and extremely necessary.” Another user commented, “This will also make things easier for people writing algorithms on top of one of the base models.” To know more about this news, check out PyTorch’s blog post. Read Next Sherin Thomas explains how to build a pipeline in PyTorch for deep learning workflows F8 PyTorch announcements: PyTorch 1.1 releases with new AI tools, open sourcing BoTorch and Ax, and more Horovod: an open-source distributed training framework by Uber for TensorFlow, Keras, PyTorch, and MXNet .last_img read more

Costa Rica takes on Nicaragua on Wednesday afternoon in Ticos first match

first_imgRelated posts:Costa Rica dominates Nicaragua, 3-0, in national team’s first match since World Cup Watch Costa Rica’s three (yes, three!) goals in the victory over Uruguay Arsenal’s Joel Campbell stars on Costa Rica roster for Ticos’ first post-World Cup match Costa Rica’s Óscar Duarte, the first Nicaraguan to score in the World Cup, receives wonderful homecoming celebration Expectations will be sky-high for Costa Rica at this week’s Central America Cup — even though the team only will carry a handful of players fromits history-making World Cup squad.  Fortunately for the Ticos, they open the tournament against the worst team in the region.Costa Rica will play Nicaragua on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. at RFK Stadium in Washington D.C. The Ticos come into the tournament as defending champions. But this tournament will feel a little different for Costa Rica. The Ticos not only enter as the best squad in Central America, but are coming off a World Cup performance where La Sele proved to be one of the best teams on the planet.The Ticos will hold their highest ever international ranking (No. 15) when they face Nicaragua (No. 175) in the first match of a triple-header in the U.S. capital. Still, the team only consists of seven players who saw the pitch in Brazil, including star forward Joel Campbell, newly anointed team captain Celso Borges and starting defender Óscar Duarte. Costa Rica also has a new coach, Paulo Wanchope, after the Costa Rica Football Federation (FEDEFUT) endured an ugly, public breakup with World Cup coach Jorge Luis Pinto in late July.The fallout was highlighted by the Colombian coach accusing his assistant Wanchope of betraying him. Pinto said Wanchope tried to have him fired during World Cup qualifying. But Wanchope is just a temporary fix at head coach as FEDEFUT searches for a veteran foreign coach to take over the team later this fall. Still, the pressure to succeed will be high for the former highly decorated Tico player and FEDEFUT. Both parties were subject to much vitriol from fans after Pinto’s ouster.On the other hand, Costa Rica shouldn’t need its best players to succeed at a tournament the country has won seven times in 12 editions.In the 2014 World Cup, La Sele bested Uruguay, Italy and Greece to reach the quarterfinals. The Ticos pushed three-time World Cup runners-up the Netherlands to penalty kicks before getting eliminated. At the Central America Cup, Costa Rica will take on a different class of opponent. Honduras is the lone Central America Cup participant besides the Ticos that qualified for this summer’s World Cup — and the Hondurans flamed out with three consecutive losses in the group stage.Honduras faces Belize following the match between the Ticos and the Nicas. The final match of the day pits Guatemala versus El Salvador.All seven countries in Central America compete in the cup. The top four teams secure an automatic berth to next year’s CONCACAF Gold Cup. Costa Rica is in Group B with Nicaragua and Panama. Group A contains the remaining sides: Honduras, Belize, Guatemala and El Salvador. The tournament will take place in sites throughout the United States for the first time.Costa Rica plays Panama on Sunday in Dallas, Texas, with a berth in the Central America Cup championship likely on the line. The title game is set for Sept. 13 in Los Angeles, California.Keeper Patrick Pemberton, who likely will replace Keylor Navas in net for the tourney, insisted the Ticos will not underestimate their regional rivals. Nevertheless, Costa Rica should feel confident about its odds of repeating as champions. Campbell, a 22-year-old phenom who remains a member of English squad Arsenal after a controversial week, is easily the most talented player in the tournament. And the second and third best players at the cup might also be found on the Costa Rican roster.COSTA RICA CENTRAL AMERICA CUP ROSTER:Goalies: Daniel Cambronero* (Herediano); Kevin Briceño (Saprissa); Patrick Pemberton* (Alajuelense)Defenders: Johnny Acosta* (Alajuelense); Porfirio Lopez (Alajuelense); Juan Diego Madrigal (Inter Baku); Óscar Duarte* (Club Brugge); Christopher Meneses (IFK Norrköping); Dave Myrie* (Herediano); Pablo Salazar (Herediano)Midfielders: Celso Borges* (AIK); Armando Alonso (Alajuelense); David Ramirez (Saprissa); Rodney Wallace (Portland Timbers); José Miguel Cubero* (Blackpool); Juan Gabriel Bustos (Saprissa); Johan Venegas (Alajuelense); Oscar Esteban Granados* (Herediano)Forwards: Joel Campbell* (Arsenal); Johan Condega (Cartaginés); Marco Ureña* (FC Midtjylland)* = Member of Costa Rica’s 23-man World Cup rosterBold = Played in World Cup Facebook Commentslast_img read more

MEC in Ladysmith after shootings

first_imgMEC for Transport, Community Safety & Liaison Mr Willies Mchunu was in Ladysmith yesterday (Monday) to have a briefing with Mayor Vincent Madlala concerning the shootings and horror taxi crash that claimed the lives of 16 people on Saturday.The briefing was held at the Town Hall. From there, a convoy that included officers from RTI, SAPS and Public Safety, as well as representatives from various media groups, made their way to Ladysmith Provincial Hospital to visit the two survivors of the taxi crash. In addition to speaking to the two survivors, one of them in critical condition, MEC Mchunu also gave them flowers.One of the two survivors, 59-year-old Eunice Qwabe, says she recalls the taxi veering off the road. She was thrown clear of the vehicle. While lying in the grass, severely injured, she heard gunshots but was unable to lift her head to see what was going on. Everything else is a blur. She sustained head injuries. She is currently still in hospital and partially paralysed. The convoy then made its way to the scene of the accident and the community hall in Ezakheni C-section. A large crowd of relatives and the one survivor of the second (drive-by) shooting, Sakhile Dlamini, were at the hall. The crowd was addressed by Mayor Madlala and SAPS Brigadier ZO Kunene, who explained the circumstances surrounding the accident and the shootings. She also made an appeal to the public to come forward if they have any information regarding the shootings.Sakhile Dlamini was the only survivor of the shooting in which five of his family members were killed at a car wash in Ezakheni D-section. Sakhile sustained two gunshot wounds to the leg. He says he can’t remember the car from which the shots were fired because it was dark. Fearing for his life, he fled on foot, despite being injured. “I was terrified. Shots were ringing out all around me,” says Sakhile.Provincial Communications KZN released this press report on Monday: Following the 16 deaths this past weekend at Ezakheni during separate incidents, the Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Mmamonnye Ngobeni, has assembled a team from the Provincial Office consisting of Detectives, Hawks and Crime Intelligence to probe these incidents. Members from the National Intervention Unit will return to the area and be deployed to ensure stability. During the past month, the NIU was deployed in the area and made numerous arrests. During their deployment, no incidents were reported and their deployment was terminated last week Thursday.Lieutenant General Ngobeni made an impassioned plea for people to remain calm and allow police to investigate these attacks without interference. “The police have a constitutional mandate to investigate crime and we urge those on the ground to cease speculating. We are mindful that public utterances may have an impact on the investigation or peace and stability in the area. We will be co-opting other departments as the investigation progresses,” she said. “We appeal to members of the community to work with police to solve these cases by providing information that will lead to the arrest of the perpetrators. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the suspects can contact their local police station or Crime Stop on 08600-10111,” she added. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more