Budget Highlights for the Fiscal Year 2013–14

first_img continue to help Nova Scotians with the rising cost of home energy through the Heating Assistance Rebate Program, $12.4 million, and Your Energy Rebate, $104 million increase the maximum property tax rebate by $200, bringing the total up to $800. About 15,000 seniors qualify for the rebate. Of those, 4,000 will benefit from the increase to help them stay in their homes exempt more of the province’s low-income seniors from paying provincial income tax, and return a greater portion of income tax to more seniors. In the last four years, many low-income seniors receiving the Guaranteed Income Supplement benefited from not having to pay provincial income tax. This put an average of $450 back into the hands of 17,000 seniors who needed it most. Starting Jan. 1, 2014, that number will increase to 25,000. An additional 4,000 seniors will also have a portion of their income tax returned to them through a new provincial $1,000 non-refundable Age Amount tax credit. In total, 29,000 seniors will receive more income tax relief invest more in the Graduate Retention Rebate Program for new graduates, $6 million increase the personal allowance rates for income assistance beneficiaries by $17 per month, bringing the total increase over four years to $47 each month, a 22 per cent increase provide more Nova Scotians with safe, affordable housing options through the province’s first housing strategy PROVIDING BETTER CARE SOONER The province’s Better Care Sooner plan is working. Budget 2013-14 makes new investments to keep emergency rooms open, to better meet patients’ needs and to improve children’s health. Budget 2013-14 will: NOTE: A social media release is available at http://novascotia.ca/news/smr/2013-04-04-Budget-2013/ . High-res, downloadable photos, video and audio clips will be added after the event. For the complete budget address and other budget documents, visit www.novascotia.ca . MAKING LIFE MORE AFFORDABLE FOR NOVA SCOTIANS The province is committed to making life more affordable for families. Budget 2013-14 puts more money back into the hands of families, seniors, low-income Nova Scotians and students. Budget 2013-14 will: BACK TO BALANCE Nova Scotia’s fiscal plan is working. Spending restraint is the cornerstone of Back to Balance, even in light of better-than-expected revenues. Everyone shared in the challenge of getting Nova Scotia back to balance. Our fiscal discipline will allow the province to reduce the HST by one percentage point in 2014 and by another in 2015. Getting back to balance, and staying there, is critical to ensuring the services Nova Scotia’s families rely on are there when they need them, now and for generations to come. The province has: introduce single-window, streamlined access to current small-business programs, ensuring business owners can easily find and connect with the help they need to grow, hire and succeed reduce the rate of corporate income tax for small businesses to three per cent as of Jan. 1, 2014. Over four years, that is a drop of two percentage points in income tax and almost $78 million in savings for small business that can be reinvested to compete, grow and hire. The small business limit threshold will also be lowered to $350,000. The combined impact of these reductions mean that 93 per cent of small businesses will save $26 million in 2013–14, and more than $33 million per year when the changes are fully implemented. maintain a suite of innovation and learning programs to support small businesses that want to train employees, develop new products and improve productivity, $13.9 million help fund new equipment, clean technology, software and hardware for businesses, $14.5 million provide ongoing support for apprentices through in-class and online training opportunities, $4.5 million build and maintain roads and structures, $248.4 million open collaborative emergency centres in more Nova Scotian communities this year fund insulin pumps and supplies for youth to 19 and supplies for insulin pumps for people younger than 25, $5.3 million expand dental coverage for children by four years: starting in 2013–14, children 13 or younger will be able to receive universal dental coverage for check-ups and treatments, $2.1 million expand newborn screening to include cystic fibrosis, sickle cell anemia, and eight additional conditions, $1.3 million partner with other provinces across Canada to reduce the price of six common generic drugs used by many Nova Scotians fund Nova Scotia’s first mental health and addictions strategy, Together We Can, $2.5 million FOCUS ON WOMEN Budget 2013-14 makes strategic investments in areas that benefit women’s health, protect the most vulnerable women in society, and continue to support the creation of good jobs throughout Nova Scotia. Budget 2013-14 will: PUTTING KIDS AND LEARNING FIRST Nova Scotia has a plan to help every student succeed. Together with teachers, parents, school boards, communities and children, the province’s Kids and Learning First plan is preparing our young people for success through a greater focus on the early years, the basics and safer, better schools. Budget 2013-14 will: establish children’s centres to make it easier for families to access support services for young children and help them make a successful transition to elementary school, $1.2 million continue to cap class sizes for grades primary to three at 25 students, ensuring that average class sizes remain the smallest in a generation enable school boards to hire 25 new program support staff, psychologists, and speech–language pathologists to help children with special needs, and provide funding for 15 teachers’ assistants, $3.7 million help students succeed in math by giving them more time to focus on fewer topics, in more depth, through curriculum improvements in grades primary to three, and double the time Grade 10 students learn math, $3 million support students in small and rural communities by tripling the number of students who can participate in courses through online virtual classrooms, $252,000 increase and stabilize funding for transition houses and women’s centres target groups under-represented in the workforce, as part of the province’s ongoing workforce strategy continue support for Techsploration, an innovative program designed to introduce girls to career development opportunities in science, trades and technical and technology-related fields, $75,000 support Cybersafe Girl to keep girls safe online, $20,000 continue to support the domestic violence court, work on the province’s domestic violence plan and develop a sexual violence framework analyzed government and school board procurement to find savings, better prices and improved contracts for products and services, saving the province $14.8 million in 2013–2014 alone held salary increases below previous levels, generating nearly $200 million in annual savings for taxpayers ended March Madness and end-of-year spending reduced the size of the civil service by more than 600 reined in growing health-care spending; efforts such as merging district health authorities and IWK administrative services have held DHA budget increases, on average, to only 1.6 per cent a year since 2009–10 increased per-student funding to $10,762, the highest amount in a generation, and worked with school boards to reduce administrative costs Budget 2013-14 is balanced. This year, the government will continue to make strategic investments to create good jobs, grow the economy, and help make life better for families. Budget 2013-14 includes $9.5 billion in revenues, $9.5 billion in total spending, and a bottom-line surplus of $16.4 million. With the province’s finances now back to balance, Nova Scotia is poised to take advantage of the opportunities that lie ahead. CREATING GOOD JOBS AND GROWING THE ECONOMY Nova Scotia is beginning to turn the corner toward greater prosperity and game-changing opportunities. jobsHere is helping hundreds of small businesses get started, expand into new markets, make productivity upgrades and train employees now and for the future. Budget 2013-14 will:last_img read more

Bell Media names Randy Lennox president after Mary Ann Turcke leaves

first_img Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Bell Media has named Randy Lennox as its president following the departure of Mary Ann Turcke for a new opportunity with the NFL.Lennox, a former executive at Universal Music Canada, joined the media giant in August 2015 as president of entertainment production and broadcasting.Turcke was appointed Bell Media president in April 2015, replacing Kevin Crull, who left the post after demanding CTV journalists limit airtime given to an announcement by CRTC chairman Jean-Pierre Blais. Facebook Advertisement She had been with Bell Media and Bell Canada over the last 12 years.Turcke joins the NFL as president of its Digital Media and NFL Network, based in Los Angeles. Twitterlast_img read more

Atleo excited about Saganashs courageous NDP leadership bid

first_img(PHOTO: NDP leadership candidate Romeo Saganash)APTN National NewsOTTAWA–Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo says he is “excited” about NDP MP Romeo Saganash’s bid to become the next leader of the NDP and potentially “the prime minister of the country.”Atleo said he met Saganash, a well-known Cree leader in Quebec, for the first time this week on Parliament Hill during a planned visit by the AFN leader and chiefs to push their issues with parliamentarians.“For me personally, (Saganash’s leadership run) is about allowing ourselves to realize our human potential…that is a powerfully positive message,” said Atleo. “It says to Indigenous people, if we put our minds and our hearts to it, we can accomplish anything we choose.”Saganash is running to replace former NDP leader Jack Layton who died from cancer in late August.Saganash is up against party president Brian Topp and B.C. NDP MP Nathan Cullen, who announced his intention to run on Friday.Ottawa NDP MP Paul Dewar is expected to announce his intention to also seek the party’s leadership on Sunday.A little-known Nova Scotia NDP member named Martin Singh is also reportedly planning to announce a bid the same day.Atleo said he viewed Saganash’s bid as courageous.“It brings with it so much discussion and debate, the debate and discussion of Indigenous people’s participation in the mainstream process,” said Atleo.last_img read more

Morocco Is a Major Force in The MENA Region

By Mohamed LakdaliFez – Morocco has become “a major force” in the MENA region, thanks to a series of fundamental reforms made under the leadership of King Mohammed VI, according to an article published on the Report. In an article entitled “The New African Ambition of Morocco,” published in collaboration with the International New York Times, the newspaper reported that the progress made at both the institutional and community levels has helped to consolidate the pillars of stability that characterize Morocco, and that effective economic reforms have contributed to improving the daily lives of citizens and strengthening the position of the Kingdom internationally. The report highlighted Morocco’s textiles, aviation, agriculture and infrastructure sectors, and the Kingdom’s recently launched structural projects, such as the Tangier-Med port which will create more than 30,000 jobs, and improvements to the country’s highways.Morocco’s hi-speed train project (the TJV) that links Tangier and Casablanca, is the first one in Africa, and is expected to be ready by 2018. Ouarzazate is the home of a huge solar power project, phase II of which began operating in November, and will be completed by 2020.As a result of Morocco’s “ongoing economic transformation,” according to the report, Morocco is “about to start a new phase of development that will lead to a great African economic expansion achievement.”King Mohammed VI’s recent visits to many sub-Saharan Africa countries reflect the “success strategy” used at the Moroccan diplomatic and economic levels, and reflect the growing influence of Morocco on the African continent.“[T]he development of this South-South cooperation strengthens the role of the Kingdom of Morocco more than ever, as a major actor geo-politically within the continent and on the international economic front,” reported the paper. read more

UN envoy in TimorLeste stresses the need to resolve differences at the

In his first major speech as Acting Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Finn Reske-Nielsen also reaffirmed the commitment of the UN Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT) to promoting justice in the tiny South East Asian nation as well as to next year’s planned parliamentary and presidential elections.“The key focus of the Mission is to assist this country in returning to stability and promoting justice and peace. It is therefore part of the core mandate of the Mission to help facilitate the dialogue amongst the leaders that will lead to national reconciliation,” he told a press conference in the capital Dili.“This is not going to be an easy task, but we have a number of tools available to us to help us with this. The Good Office’s role of the United Nations will be critical to our success in the coming months… Fundamentally we have to convey to the people of this country that conflict and other differences need to be fought at the ballot box and nowhere else.”Mr. Reske-Nielsen said that once up to full strength the Mission will be made up of over 3,000 staff including civilian and uniform personnel. He also emphasized the important role of UN police in rehabilitating the local force, which disintegrated following the violence in April and May that involved factional fighting with the military and led to the deaths of at least 37 people and forced around 155,000 to flee their homes.UNMIT is also committed, in cooperation with other partners, to strengthening the integrity of the legal system, he said, adding that the report of the Special Commission of Inquiry into this year’s violence –– expected to be presented sometime this month –– will be “a very important step in the direction of ensuring that there is justice for all.” Mr. Reske-Nielsen took up his post as Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General at the beginning of last month but is currently the Acting Special Representative following the departure of Sukehiro Hasegawa at the end of September. read more

CDE launches Combo™ all in one wet processing plant at Bauma

first_imgCDE has launched the Combo™ in a move set to revolutionise the wet processing industry. The patented Combo™ – the world’s first all-in-one wet processing plant – was unveiled at Bauma in Munich. CDE which has a long history of ground-breaking innovation and holds more patents than anyone else in the sector brought the pioneering M2500 to the market almost a decade ago. The Combo™ encompasses five processes – feeding, sizing, sand washing, stockpiling and complete integrated water management which is a first for the industry and an important innovation to address a challenge faced by all customers of wet processing systems.Sean Kerr, Chief Operating Officer, CDE said: “The Combo™ is no ordinary machine but rather a technological response to the challenges faced by materials producers. It has been designed with a focus on transferring greater reliability and efficiency benefits to customers. Offering a turnkey solution that delivers unrivalled control of in-spec washed products from a wide range of feed materials the Combo™  can be used in the construction, C&D waste recycling, industrial sands, mining and environmental sectors.”In brief, the Combo™ creates enhanced reliability and efficiency offering rapid onsite set-up, reduced start-up costs, the ability to process a wide range of feed materials (both natural sand and crushed rock), lower power consumption, a smaller footprint and unrivalled accessibility for maintenance.Pre-tested and pre-wired before dispatch, the Combo™ arrives on-site in a single unit ready to plug and play either as a standalone plant or as part of a larger turnkey solution. The plant is built for rapid assembly and set up and can start processing material within days of arrival onsite. Also, as it sits on its own chassis, the Combo™ requires minimal civils and pipework so operators can now easily relocate their plant across sites or to remote locations. Its smaller footprint also makes it ideal for tight quarries in urban settings.With all essential processes being housed onto one chassis, the Combo™ system operates as one interconnected and pre-assembled unit which incorporates an integrated control panel with one single point of operation. Significantly, the Combo™ wet processing system can produce up to two in-spec products from natural sand or crushed rock turning what is often considered a waste by-product into a product that adds value to the business.In addition, the new technology allows customers almost total independence of water supply with up to 90% of process water recycled for immediate re-use in the system – ideal for jurisdictions with limited resources or those with existing environmental or impending environmental legislation. A customer-focused solution, the Combo™ has been designed for single-operator use and unrivalled ease-of-access for routine maintenance with its patented swivel access to the pump leading to maximum production and prolonged life.Lower power consumption compared to existing technology available on the market means customers can process a higher volume of materials with reduced operating costs generating exceptional return on investment.Kevin Vallelly, Director of Engineering at CDE, said: “At CDE we are unlocking a New World of Resource and driving alternatives for sand production. Global demand for construction sand is more than 15 billion tonnes per year. Sand accounts for 35% of concrete which is used in the building construction industry. Large parts of the world face increasing demand for infrastructure and civil projects in the face of diminishing natural resources.”He adds: “Our sustainable technology producing washed and graded manufactured sand is helping supplement natural sand which is a finite resource and increasing in cost. By utilising normally low-value crusher fines for sand production we can extend the life of natural resources and add huge commercial value to our customers’ enterprises. The Combo™ requires a small supply of fresh water compared with traditional systems which typically consume 10-15 times more water allowing its deployment in quarries and urban areas not previously known for sand production. In addition, sand can be produced closer to where concrete is required resulting in significant cost savings in the transport of aggregates. The Combo™ is industry leading technology designed to unlock a New World of Resource essential to protect our environment and build the world of the future.”last_img read more

Alvaro Ferrer joins TSV Hannover Burgdorf

Experienced Spanish back player Alvaro Ferrer (32) has joined German team TSV Hannover Burgdorf until the rest of the season. He is coming as replacement for Slovenian youngstar Borut Mackovsek who left the German team after only six months of three years contract and joined HC Dinamo Minsk, about which HP reported first yesterday.Ferrer has spent the first part of the season in F.C Porto. He also played in BM Atletico Madrid, BM Ademar Leon and BM Granollers in his career…PHOTO: TSV HANNOVER BURGDORF Alvaro Ferrerhandballhandball transfershannover burgdorf ← Previous Story Qatar and Bahrain for the Asian throne! Next Story → Oli Roggisch to end career and become DHB Team-manager read more

Bien quen progrès lOvi Store reste loin de lApp Store

first_imgBien qu’en progrès, l’Ovi Store reste loin de l’App StoreLa plateforme de téléchargement d’applications de Nokia connaît un succès croissant. Néanmoins, pas de quoi faire trembler les leaders de ce marché, Apple et Google.L’Ovi Store, la plateforme de téléchargement d’applications pour les terminaux mobiles de la marque Nokia, a réalisé de beaux chiffres cette année. Le nombre d’applications téléchargées a été multiplié par huit en un an pour atteindre la barre des 5 millions par jour, la boutique en comptant désormais environ 40.000 avec 1.000 nouveautés ajoutées chaque semaine, relaye Boursier.com.L’Ovi Store reste néanmoins loin derrière l’App Store d’Apple, qui compte environ 300.000 applications et quelque 18 millions de téléchargements par jour, et l’Android Market de Google. “Compte tenu du nombre de téléchargements croissant réalisés via l’Ovi Store, les développeurs ont la capacité de toucher les consommateurs à travers le monde et de capitaliser sur les quelque 150 millions d’appareils Symbian que nous prévoyons d’expédier dans les prochaines années”, a néanmoins espéré Tero Ojanpera, le vice-président exécutif de Services et expérience pour les développeurs de Nokia. Le 14 avril 2011 à 18:38 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

A fantastic experience – Ranieri in an emotional encounter with former

first_imgFulham manager Claudio Ranieri has expressed his emotions after facing former club Leicester City last night in a league encounter.Claudio Ranieri who acknowledged Fulham’s fixture against his former club Leicester City was an emotional occasion said he had to concentrate on the game after a few minutes.Ranieri is great at the King Power Stadium, having guided Leicester to their remarkable Premier League title in 2015/16 season, before being sacked midway through the following season due to a poor run of form.The Italian went up against his former employers for the first time at Craven Cottage on Wednesday, with James Maddison’s late goal securing a share of the spoils for the Foxes following Aboubakar Kamara’s opener.With a win, a defeat and a draw from his opening three fixtures as Fulham boss, Ranieri claimed neither side did enough to clinch victory, and agreed the occasion was a memorable one.“It was a very emotional match for me,” he told a news conference obtained by FourFourTwo.“Both Fulham and Leicester fans sang my name in the beginning and end of the match.”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.“The experience was fantastic from the beginning.”“The emotion was just at the beginning. When the game started, I just concentrated on my team – it’s normal.”“I think the draw was right, because they created one great chance at the beginning and Sergio Rico made a fantastic save.”“In the second half we started much better, we had chances to score. Suddenly, they made a good combination and drew the match.”“One point is much better than nothing. Well done to both teams.”The draw leaves Fulham at the bottom of the Premier League table with nine points while Leicester are ninth with twenty-two points.last_img read more

Ralf Fahrmann out for Schalke

first_imgSchalke 04 will have to make do without goalkeeper and captain Ralf Fahrmann for their Champions League game at GalatasarayThe 30-year-old was absent for the first time in 117 Bundesliga games on Saturday as Schalke suffered a 2-0 home defeat at the hands of Werder Bremen after a brace from Maximilian Eggestein.Now Schalke and Fahrmann suffered more bad news on Monday after an MRI scan on Monday ruled him out for the trip to Istanbul.Top 5 Atletico Madrid players to watch in next week’s UCL Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 With the Champions League about to start, we need to start talking about the Top 5 Atletico Madrid players to watch in the competition.Atletico…“Schalke 04 will be without goalkeeper and captain Ralf Fährmann for the Champions League with Galatasaray. On Monday, an MRI scan confirmed he is suffering from an adductor injury,” read a statement on the club website.Therefore, 22-year-old keeper Alexander Nübel is likely going to make his Champions League debut after making just his third appearance in the Bundesliga last weekend.Schalke are level on points with leaders FC Porto in Group D.last_img read more

Israel air force hits Gaza after rocket fire

first_imgPalestinians stand near a crater at the area that was reportedly hit by an Israeli strike according to the Palestinian health ministry spokesman, in Beit Lahia in northern Gaza strip on December 12, 2017. AFPIsrael’s air force hit the Gaza Strip’s Hamas rulers early Wednesday after Palestinians fired at southern Israel on Monday, the army said.Late Tuesday night the military said that an undefined “projectile” was fired from Gaza towards southern Israel.A spokeswoman told AFP that it was “very probably” a rocket but that it was not clear where it fell.Palestinians in the coastal territory have recently fired both rockets and mortar rounds into the Jewish state.On Wednesday an army statement gave Israel’s reply to the latest fire.“In response to the projectile fired from the Gaza Strip at Israel earlier, the Israel Air Force targeted a Hamas military compound in the southern Gaza Strip,” it said, without elaborating.There were no reports of casualties on either side.A wave of rocket fire follows US President Donald Trump’s statement on Wednesday recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.last_img read more

Amazon Kicks off its PreBlack Friday 2018 Discounts – Tons of Tech

first_imgIf you’ve been waiting for Black Friday 2018 to arrive then you’ll be pleased to learn that Amazon has jumped the gun a little early to get the hype going.Grab a Ton of Tech and Other Products at Mega Discounts Today Ahead of Black Friday 2018We all know the madness that goes through every online store ahead of Black Friday 2018 and this year is not going to be any exception. Before the big day even arrives, which is 23rd of this month, giant retailers are going to get onboard the hype bandwagon by launching micro sales. Amazon is one of those retail giants and they have a ton of good stuff on offer including tech.If you’re looking for a robotic vacuum cleaner, a Lightning cable, a Bluetooth speaker or even a lemon squeezer, it’s all in here. But remember one thing: most of these are Lightning Deals, which means that as soon as stock runs out, the products will return to their original prices. But the good news is, there are over a hundred pages of products which you can go through, meaning you’ll end up finding something along the way for sure.Also, it’s highly advised that you do not overspend in today’s event since there are going to be thousands of deals on the 23rd itself. We all know we tend to go overboard whenever we see a good deal so don’t be that guy. Exercise some restraint and channel your inner peace.If you’re interested in grabbing the deals first-hand then make sure you head over to the link below. Remember, this stuff is selling out fast, so be vigilant.Amazon Black Friday 2018 Pre-sale [Amazon link] Share Tweet Submitlast_img read more

AI Detects Unsuspected Lung Cancer in Radiology Reports Augments Clinical Followup

first_img Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more Siemens Go.Top CT scanner at SCCT19Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 15.14%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 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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News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more Related Content Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more center_img Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. News | Artificial Intelligence | May 20, 2019 AI Detects Unsuspected Lung Cancer in Radiology Reports, Augments Clinical Follow-up Research study demonstrates healthcare artificial intelligence application to detect and triage pulmonary nodules Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more May 20, 2019 — Digital Reasoning announced results from its automated radiology report analytics research. In a series of experiments on radiology reports from emergency departments, inpatient and outpatient healthcare facilities, Digital Reasoning used natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning (ML) to identify and triage high-risk lung nodules, achieving queue precision of 90.2 percent. The findings have now been published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology as part of the 2019 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meeting proceedings.1For health systems, reviewing incidental findings can be a time and labor intensive process.2 Other studies show the rate for timely clinical follow-up can fall as low as 29 percent across the industry.3 Applying advanced artificial intelligence (AI) to radiology reports to automate the identification and triage of pulmonary nodules, empowers doctors to focus on reviewing and acting on the most high-risk cases. This results in improved patient safety and faster time-to-treatment without excess labor.During the research study, Digital Reasoning analyzed 8,879 free-text, narrative computed tomography (CT) radiology reports from Dec. 8, 2015 through April 23, 2017.  Today, those analytics are embedded in an enterprise solution utilized across more than 150 hospitals and 60 cancer centers in the United States.For more information: www.ascopubs.org/journal/jcoReferences1. French C., Makowski M., Terker S., et al. Automating incidental findings in radiology reports using natural language processing and machine learning to identify and classify pulmonary nodules. Presented at ASCO 2019. J Clin Oncol 37, 2019 (suppl; abstr e18093)2. Rosenkrantz A.B., Xue X., Gyftopoulos S., et al. Downstream Costs Associated with Incidental Pulmonary Nodules Detected on CT. Acad Radiol., published online Aug. 6, 2018. pii: S1076-6332(18)30372-6, 20183. Blagev D.P., Lloyd J.F., Conner K., et al. Follow-up of Incidental Pulmonary Nodules and the Radiology Report. J Am Coll Radiol., published online Dec. 6, 2013. 13(2 Suppl):R18-24, 2016 FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more last_img read more

Q1 looking good says CTO with 12 increase in tourist arrivals

first_img Posted by Q1 looking good, says CTO, with 12% increase in tourist arrivals Tags: Caribbean Tourism Organization Share Travelweek Group center_img NEW YORK — The Caribbean is experiencing an arrivals boom, with 9.1 million international tourist trips recorded between January and March this year.This represents a healthy 12% increase in tourist arrivals during the first quarter, says the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), which updated the media on the region’s performance during Caribbean Week New York earlier this month.The arrivals boom extended to the cruise sector as well, with a record 10.7 million cruise passenger visits, an increase of 9.9% or 900,000 more cruise arrivals when compared to the same period in 2018.This uptick was largely spurred by a 24% rise in arrivals from the United States, the Caribbean’s strongest performing market, which has been enjoying a high consumer confidence and a strong U.S. dollar. Meanwhile, Canada is also posting big numbers, with 1.5 million tourist visits that represent a 4% rise.The overall healthy growth in both stayover and cruise visits can also be attributed to a 1.4% rise in available airline seats during Q1 2019, which brought the total number of international seats to the region to 12.4 million.More news:  Direct Travel names Smith as Senior VP, Leisure Marketing, North AmericaAs such, the CTO is bullish in its forecast for the year, predicting an 8-9% increase in tourist arrivals, along with 5.5-6.5% growth in cruise arrivals.“Overall, a statistical analysis of the first quarter gives us much to celebrate as substantial numbers indicate healthy economic conditions in key source markets and a strong resurgence of tourism in destinations impacted by the 2017 hurricanes,” said CTO chairman Dominic Fedee. << Previous PostNext Post >> Thursday, June 6, 2019 last_img read more

Venezuelan Cuban opposition leaders ask Costa Rica to back their cause

first_imgYouth opposition leaders from Venezuela and Cuba were in Costa Rica this week to urge leaders to highlight their countries’ human rights issues in international forums.Youth members of the opposition party Vente Venezuela asked the country’s ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), Pablo Barahona, to call on the continental body to discuss Venezuela’s volatile situation.Vente Venezuela’s youth president, José Martínez, also asked Costa Rica to urge other countries to take up Venezuela’s human rights situation at next month’s 7th Summit of the Americas in Panama.“The world can’t remain silent before this situation,” Martínez said during a news conference at Costa Rica’s Legislative Assembly Thursday. He said human rights violations occurring in the country include torture of political prisoners, censorship and persecution. He also said the rule of law in Venezuela is “non-existent.”Six Costa Rican legislators representing center to right political parties joined Martínez at the news conference. The legislators signed a motion asking Barahona to bring the Venezuela situation to the OAS.The motion could be debated in the Legislative Assembly on April 6.A similar case on human rights in Cuba was made by Kireni Núñez, a leader of the Cuban opposition organization Mesa de Diálogo de la Juventud Cubana.Otto Guevara, who heads the Libertarian Movement Party’s congressional block, met with the young opposition leaders on Thursday. He said Costa Rican leaders had “a moral authority to raise our voice,” regarding Venezuela.The Venezuelan group was scheduled to meet Friday afternoon with former Costa Rican President Oscar Arias (1986-1990 and 2006-2010). Arias has repeatedly voiced support for that country’s opposition, and has met here with several opposition leaders.Recommended reading:Costa Rica recalls its ambassador to Venezuela after pro-Maduro statementsUS, Cuba to start talks on human rights next Tuesday in WashingtonUS sanctions lost in Venezuela’s translation Facebook Comments Related posts:How would George Kennan respond to Nicaragua’s ‘military dependency’ on Russia? Absences, again, shine at Ibero-American summit Venezuelan, Cuban youth ready to lash out at their governments during youth summit in Panama Cuban-born ex-CIA agent Luis Posada Carriles hospitalized after crashlast_img read more

Mt Hutt named New Zealands Best Ski Resort

first_imgA skier enjoys fantastic snow conditions at award-winning Mt Hutt. Photo credit: Nick KerrCanterbury’s favourite ski area Mt Hutt has been awarded the coveted title of New Zealand’s Best Ski Resort at the third Annual World Ski Awards.The award was announced in A-ROSA Kitzbühel, Austria on Saturday November 21 2015.The World Ski Awards is the only global initiative to recognise, reward and celebrate excellence in ski hospitality. Over one million votes were received worldwide from ski tourism professionals and consumers around the world.It’s the first time Mt Hutt, one of three outstanding ski areas owned by New Zealand ski operator NZSki, has won the prestigious award.World’s Best Ski Resorts winners include (L to R) Bob Wheaton, GM Deer Valley Resort USA, James Urquhart and Ingrid Zauner of Mt Hutt ski area, and Charlie Locke, owner Lake Louise ski resort Canada.Mt Hutt is Canterbury’s own “big mountain” offering family fun and spectacular terrain to challenge even the most advanced skiers and riders.As one of the largest and highest ski areas in the South Island, Mt Hutt attracts snow enthusiasts from Australia and further afield.Mt Hutt Ski Area Manager James McKenzie said he was “stoked” about winning the award.“We are absolutely buzzing.  Our staff put everything into delivering the very best guest experience at Mt Hutt this season and this international endorsement is fantastic recognition.”The awards evening was the highlight of a three-day programme attended by an audience of ski tourism figureheads and market leaders from all around the world.Mt Hutt General Manager of Operations James Urquhart and ski instructor Ingrid Zauner received the award on behalf of the ski area at the glitzy gala ceremony dinner.Mr Urquhart said it was a real honour to be sharing stage with world renowned ski resorts from across Canada, the US and Europe.“This is the ski industry equivalent of the Academy Awards and while Brad and Ange stayed at home to look after the kids, players from the likes of Whistler and Aspen added some real star quality to the proceedings,” he said.“We’ve had the opportunity to network and share ideas with representatives from ski areas from all corners of the globe.”Just a 35 minute drive from Methven village, and 90mins from Christchurch International Airport, Mt Hutt is renowned for its regular and reliable snow, combined with extensive snowmaking. It consistently has one of the longest snow seasons in the South Island. NZSkiSource = NZSkilast_img read more

Rep Lauwers urges feds to evaluate Canadian nuclear waste burial site

first_imgState Rep. Dan Lauwers introduced legislation urging the federal government and Great Lakes states to evaluate a proposed underground nuclear waste repository in Ontario, Canada, that threatens Lake Huron and the other Great Lakes.Rep. Lauwers, R-Brockway Township, today said House Resolution 60 and House Concurrent Resolution 9 encourage the president and Congress, the U.S. secretary of state, the Canadian government, and other Great Lakes state governments to evaluate Ontario Power Generation’s Bruce Nuclear Generating Station. He urges adoption of regulations to ensure that the Great Lakes will be protected from possible pollution caused by leaks or other disasters that may occur at the proposed nuclear waste repository.“It is an understatement to say that having a nuclear waste storage facility located this close to the Great Lakes – less than a mile from the Lake Huron shoreline – could pose the potential of a pollution incident that would be a monumental tragedy for the Great Lakes,” Rep. Lauwers said. “A breach of radioactivity from this proposed facility could damage the ecology of the lakes, upon which tens of millions of Americans and Canadians depend for drinking water, fisheries, tourism, recreation, industrial and other economic uses.”Rep. Lauwers cites an existing treaty that offers protections to the Great Lakes from pollution and encourages the U.S. secretary of state to invoke that treaty to ensure the purity of the lakes from possible nuclear pollution.“We must protect Michigan’s amazing natural resources from all types of pollution, and it seems irresponsible to locate a nuclear waste repository this close to Lake Huron. Considering how large Canada is geographically, it would seem there would be a more appropriate and safe site,” Rep. Lauwers said. “The president and Congress must take action to ensure that our grandchildren and their children will be able to enjoy pollution-free lakes.”Both resolutions were referred to the House Committee on Energy Policy.##### 28Apr Rep. Lauwers urges feds to evaluate Canadian nuclear waste burial site Lawmaker points out possible dangers to Great Lakescenter_img Categories: Lauwers News,Newslast_img read more

Rep Maturen to serve on Great Lakes caucus leadership committee

first_img04Aug Rep. Maturen to serve on Great Lakes caucus leadership committee Categories: Maturen News Lawmaker is committed to protecting the Great LakesState Rep. David Maturen has been selected to represent Michigan on the executive committee of the Great Lakes Legislative Caucus, a nonpartisan group of lawmakers from the U.S. and Canada that focuses on issues and policy concerning the Great Lakes.“The Great Lakes ecosystem is the largest body of fresh water in the world, and millions of people depend on the natural resources it provides,” said Rep. Maturen, R-Vicksburg. “I’m honored to have been selected for a leadership role representing Michigan on the Great Lakes Legislative Caucus, and I’m committed to protecting the Great Lakes as well as the inland lakes and rivers that play a significant role in the ecosystem. Of particular importance is preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species, which have been wreaking havoc on our lakes.”The GLLC is operated in conjunction with the Midwestern Office of The Council of State Governments, and includes representatives from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Ontario and Quebec.As an executive committee member, Rep. Maturen will be able to propose and vote on GLLC resolutions and policy statements concerning Great Lakes issues.Residents who have questions or concerns regarding the Great Lakes are welcome to call Rep. Maturen’s office at (517) 373-1787 or email DavidMaturen@house.mi.gov.#####last_img read more

Rep Lucido testifies on bill allowing parents to better protect their children

first_imgState Rep. Peter Lucido testified before the House Families, Children, and Seniors Committee in support of a bill to allow parents and guardians to better protect their families by legally allowing them to monitor their minor children’s phone conversationsState Rep. Peter Lucido today testified before the House Families, Children and Seniors Committee in support of his bill allowing parents and guardians to better protect their families by legally allowing them to monitor their minor children’s phone conversations.Under current law, it is illegal to overhear, record, amplify, or transmit private conversations without the permission of everyone involved, regardless of their age.Lucido’s bill confirms the right of parents, foster parents and guardians to monitor their children’s phone calls until they turn 18 and are no longer legally responsible for their behavior.“Parents, foster parents, and guardians must be trusted to do what is in their child’s best interest,” said Lucido, of Shelby Township.  “While that certainly varies based on the child, knowing who their children are talking to should not be illegal.”Lucido said parents, foster parents, and guardians are and should be responsible for their children and the opportunity to listen to the conversations is a good way to prevent children from serious danger. In Michigan, it’s legal for a participant in a conversation to record it, but not a third party who is not a part of the conversation.House Bill 4891 remains under consideration by the House Families, Children, and Seniors Committee.### Categories: Lucido News 05Oct Rep. Lucido testifies on bill allowing parents to better protect their childrenlast_img read more

Rep Miller plan to help new teachers signed into law

first_img21Jun Rep. Miller plan to help new teachers signed into law Legislator: Educators should be focused on students, classroomsState Rep. Aaron Miller today announced his plan to help new teachers be focused on students, and not on unreasonable certification requirements, has been signed into law.“The time new teachers spend during the first few years of working with students is invaluable, but instead we’re forcing them to go back to school to meet licensing requirements,” said Miller, a licensed teacher. “They should be teaching and setting the stage for a long career working with young minds, not hustling for a piece of paper with no bearing toward improving their abilities a teacher. How does that help the students?”New teachers are issued a standard teaching certificate with a professional license available after three years of classroom experience, over 150 hours of professional development and additional post-graduate coursework. New instructors may renew their five-year standard certification multiple times, while obtaining a professional certificate may be required as early as three years into a teacher’s career.Miller noted the legislation only makes it optional for teachers to pursue the professional certification. The plan has the support of the state Department of Education, along with several other educational groups.“Teachers should be measured on the educational growth and results by their students, not which certification they have achieved,” said Miller, of Sturgis. “We’ve got to let teachers teach, not spend time worrying if they got enough professional development to earn another certificate. We don’t need to add to that, especially if they just graduated from college and are starting their career.”House Bill 4614 is now Public Act 202 of 2018.##### Categories: Miller News,Newslast_img read more