first_imgAn extensive slate of documentaries will be in the limelight during the 43rd edition of the Toronto International Film Festival, with 27 feature films set to screen as part of TIFF Docs across the city.Ahead of the festival, which kicks off Sept. 6 and runs until Sept. 16, realscreen has rounded up the available trailers and clips for many of the docs, presented below in the first of two parts running this week.Today’s installment features trailers for Michael Moore‘s Fahrenheit 11/9, a radical and humorous look at America under the presidency of Donald Trump; Ron Mann‘s Carmine Street Guitars, which chronicles a week in the life of Greenwich Village guitar maker Rick Kelly and his apprentice Cindy Hulej; and Rithy Panh‘s Graves Without a Name (pictured), which explores the lasting effects of the Cambodian genocide. The trailers follow below, with synopses provided by TIFF:AnthropoceneJennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier and Edward BurtynskyCanada; World Premiere; 87 minutesJennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier, and Edward Burtynsky follow up Manufactured Landscapes and Watermark with a sobering meditation on psychedelic potash mines, expansive concrete seawalls, mammoth industrial machines, and other examples of humanity’s massive, destructive reengineering of the planet.Carmine Street GuitarsRon MannCanada; North American Premiere; 80 minutesDocumentarian Ron Mann delivers a ballad to Greenwich Village guitar-maker Rick Kelly, who builds his custom-made instruments from repurposed wood scavenged from historic New York City buildings. With appearances by store clientele, including Charlie Sexton, Bill Frissell, and Jim Jarmusch.Dead SoulsWang BingFrance, Switzerland; North American Premiere; 495 minutesWang Bing reconstructs a tragic chapter of Chinese history with this haunting eight-hour documentary on the labour “re-education” camps in the Gobi Desert, where untold numbers died of starvation under the Communist Party’s Anti-Rightist Campaign of 1957.Erased,___Ascent of the InvisibleGhassan HalwaniLebanon; North American Premiere; 76 minutesGhassan Halwani’s debut feature ruminates on the thousands who disappeared during the Lebanese Civil War and their still-present absence in the lives of their loved ones.Fahrenheit 11/9Michael MooreUSA; World Premiere; 120 minutesPalme d’Or–winning documentarian Michael Moore (Fahrenheit 9/11) turns his attention to another significant date, examining the legacy of Trump’s ascension to the U.S. presidency on November 9, 2016.FaustoAndrea BussmannCanada, Mexico; North American Premiere; 70 minutesAndrea Bussmann’s mystical debut feature offers a beautiful, cryptic take on shapeshifting, telepathy, and dealings with the devil on the Mexican seaside of Oaxaca.Free SoloE. Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy ChinUSA, International Premiere, 97 minutesFrom award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin, comes Free Solo, a stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock… the 3,200ft El Capitan in Yosemite National Park… without a rope.Graves Without a NameRithy PanhFrance, Cambodia; Canadian Premiere; 115 minutesIn Rithy Panh’s (The Missing Picture) latest exploration of the lasting effects of the Cambodian genocide, a 13-year-old boy who loses most of his family begins a search for their graves.HeartboundJanus Metz, Sine PlambechDenmark, Netherlands, Sweden; World Premiere; 90 minutesThis dual effort from Janus Metz (Borg vs McEnroe) and Sine Plambech (Trafficking) chronicles the lives of several women who leave their home countries in order to find husbands and provide for their families.Maria by CallasTom VolfA portrayal of an artist on a quest for perfection who became a global icon, a passionate woman with an extraordinary destiny, Maria by Callas is the story of a remarkable life told in the first person. Callas sheds light on Maria, revealing a diva as tempestuous as she is vulnerable—a moment of intimacy with a legendary figure, filled with all the emotion expressed by her unique voice.By Daniele Alcinii | Real Screen Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Rabat – Former Netherlands striker and manager Marco van Basten is reproaching AFC Ajax’s star, Hakim Ziyech for deciding to play for Morocco.Invited to a Dutch/FOX Sports program, the Kees Table, Basten said that Ziyech made the decision to play for Morocco, while he was an assistant coach of the Dutch national team.“A shame that he did not have the patience,” Basted said.  “He then made the choice to play for Morocco, but it was our greatest right not to select him in that period.” Basten went on to rebuke Ziyech for not waiting his chance to be selected by the Netherlands national team, saying that Ziyech had the choice to choose whether to play for the Netherlands or Morocco. “Now he was ruled out,” of the list of Moroccan players by Morocco’s coach Hervé Renard. The Moroccan team is participating now in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN 2017), scheduled to go until February 5 in Gabon.“Why had he not waited a moment, then he could now play for the Netherlands,” Basten continued. “He was the perfect player for the Netherlands. His market value as an International player for the Netherlands could have been much higher.”Basten noted that Netherlands team officials kept in contact with Ziyech while he was considering playing for Morocco, “We have been in touch with him while he was determined to play for Morocco and said, ‘Yes I want to play for Morocco.’ Danny had also talked to him. I  was sorry that he could not wait.”The decision of Renard to exclude Hakim from participating in CAN 2017 has sparked outrage among Morocco’s national team fans, especially after Ziyech was awarded as Holland’s best player for 2016. read more

TORONTO – The Canadian dollar inched lower Wednesday as concern about the so-called fiscal cliff continued to loom over the U.S. economy.The loonie ended down 0.25 of a cent to 101.20 cents US.Observers have been closely watching the daily developments for any signs of progress, but negotiations have hit a setback.The White House threatened to veto House Speaker John Boehner’s backup plan to avoid automatic tax increases and government spending cuts that are set to take effect Jan. 1 if no deal is reached on cutting the government’s budget deficit.Boehner had proposed a “Plan B,” separate from negotiations with the White House, that would extend decade-old tax cuts for everyone making less than $1 million a year.Meanwhile, the U.S. Commerce Department said builders broke ground on fewer houses in November, likely in part due to superstorm Sandy in the Northeast.The report said builders began construction of homes at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 861,000. That was three per cent lower than October’s annual rate of 888,000, although observers noted that the October figure was the highest since July 2008.And the Teranet-National Bank index of Canadian housing prices fell in November compared with October’s reading — only the fourth time in 13 years of data collection that there has been a decline between the two months.The composite index covering 11 major urban centres stood at 154.02 last month, down 0.4 per cent from October. Ten of 11 local markets tracked showed declines.In commodities, the February crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange rose $1.58 to US$89.98 a barrel. The January contract expired at the end of the session.March copper declined 4.8 cents to US$3.61 a pound while February gold bullion moved back $3 to US$1,667.70 an ounce. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Canadian dollar moves as US budget negotiations make little headway by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Dec 19, 2012 5:14 pm MDT read more

UN Photo/Evan SchneiderAmbassador Nikki R. Haley of the United States addresses General Assembly on the “Illegal Israeli actions in Occupied East Jerusalem and the rest of the Occupied Palestinian Territory”.Introducing the amendment before voting, the US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, said that “the nature of this resolution clearly demonstrates that politics is driving the day.”“It is totally one-sided. It makes not one mention of Hamas, who routinely initiates violence in Gaza. Such one-sided resolutions at the UN do nothing to advance peace between Israel and the Palestinians,” she said.Also prior to voting, the Permanent Observer of the State of Palestine to the UN, Riyad Mansour, said that “our decision to approach to the Assembly was prompted by the Security Council’s failure to act due to the veto cast on 1 June by a permanent member.”“We therefore firmly reject the bad-faith attempt to insert an amendment that would radically unbalance the text and shift the Assembly’s focus away from the core objective of protecting civilians and upholding international law,” he said. The emergency session of the 193-member Assembly, came about following weeks of violence along the border of the Gaza Strip – the Palestinian enclave blockaded by Israel – where hundreds of thousands of Palestinians participated in “the Great March of Return” protests, beginning at the end of March.More than 120 Palestinian civilians were reportedly killed by Israeli forces while participating in the protests against Israel’s years-long blockade. The resolution was adopted by a vote of 120 in favour, 8 against, with 45 abstentions. A US amendment which condemned the role played in Gaza by the Hamas extremist group, which controls the enclave, was voted on first.After several rounds of procedural voting, and delays over tallying votes, the US text secured the support of 62 countries, with 58 against; coming up short of the two-thirds majority needed.Assembly President Miroslav Lajčák convened the meeting, following a formal request from Algeria and Turkey, in their respective capacities as Chair of the Arab Group and Chair of the Summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. Unlike a resolution on Palestinian civilian protection that was vetoed by the US in the UN Security Council on 1 June, Wednesday’s identical resolution in the Assembly was not subject to the same rules as exist in the Council. UN Photo/Evan SchneiderRiyad Mansour, Permanent Observer of the State of Palestine to the UN, addresses the resumed tenth emergency special session of the General Assembly.The text adopted “deplores the use of any excessive, disproportionate and indiscriminate force by the Israeli forces against Palestinian civilians in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and particularly in the Gaza Strip, including the use of live ammunition against civilian protesters, including children, as well as medical personnel and journalists, and expresses its grave concern at the loss of innocent lives.”It also “demands that Israel, the occupying Power, refrain from such actions and fully abide by its legal obligations and responsibilities” under the fourth Geneva Convention on protecting civilians in times of war.It also requests that the Secretary-General, within 60 days, present his “proposals on ways and means for ensuring the safety, protection and well-being of the Palestinian civilian population under Israeli occupation, including “recommendations regarding an international protection mechanism.”The text also “deplores the firing of rockets from the Gaza Strip against Israeli civilian areas,” but does not single out Hamas as being responsible for such launches. The US amendment sought to add to the Arab-sponsored text, a paragraph, by which the Assembly would “condemn Hamas for repeatedly firing rockets into Israel and for inciting violence along the boundary fence, thereby putting civilians at risk.”It would have also demanded that “Hamas cease all violent activity and provocative actions,” and condemned the use of resources in Gaza to construct military infrastructure, including tunnels to infiltrate Israel and equipment to launch rockets into civilian areas, saying that such funds should be used to address the critical needs of the civilian population.Briefing journalists earlier in the day, Spokesperson for the President of the General Assembly, Brenden Varma, said that if the resolution passed, it would represent an “important expression of political will” and an “important recommendation by the General Assembly.” Pathway around Security Council vetoWednesday’s meeting – the tenth emergency special session – was held in accordance with the so-named ‘Uniting for peace’ procedure.This procedure, under Assembly resolution 377 (1950), is a pathway around a Security Council veto. By it, the Assembly can call an emergency special session to consider a matter “with a view to making appropriate recommendations to members for collective measures,” if the Security Council fails to act or if there is lack of unanimity among the Council’s permanent members, China, France, Russia, United Kingdom, and the United States.Resolutions in the Assembly are non-binding and do not carry the force of international law as do measures agreed in the Security Council.Find out more about the Assembly’s emergency special sessions and resolution 377 (1950) here. read more

Ohio State sophomore running back Mike Weber (25) takes down a defender while running the ball in the second quarter of the 2017 Cotton Bowl against University of Southern California on Dec. 29 in AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. Ohio State won 24-7. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo Editor.After redshirt sophomore running back Mike Weber rushed for 1,096 yards as a redshirt freshman in 2016, he seemed to have locked up a second year as Ohio State’s starter in 2017. But a confluence of events, including Weber suffering a partially-torn hamstring before the season began and freshman J.K. Dobbins exploding with a 29-carry, 181-yard debut in the opener against Indiana, led to Weber becoming a backup. As each week passed, Weber’s role became clearer: he would be the second option behind Dobbins, even when fully healthy.Now, after that season as a backup in which he totaled 101 carries for 626 yards and 10 touchdowns, Weber has a decision to make.The redshirt sophomore must determine whether to return to Ohio State for a fourth year or to end his collegiate career and head to the NFL. The choice is not simple. If he comes back, he would have to battle for carries with Dobbins, a strong group of backups and two incoming four-star backs and more carries would wear on his body. But if he decides to leave, he might not even get drafted considering his lack of chances last season and recent nagging injuries.On Saturday, he offered a hint that he will be returning for another season at Ohio State, tweeting “One more year.” He then posted a picture on Instagram with the caption, “One more ride.”The deadline for players to enter the NFL draft early is Jan. 15.Weber’s indication of a return might mean more to Ohio State’s next quarterback than anyone else. The past four seasons, quarterback J.T. Barrett ran not only the offense’s passing game, but controlled the run game as well. With 3,053 passing yards and 798 rushing yards, Barrett accounted for more than half his team’s yards last season.But he’s gone now. A quarterback draw by Barrett, the safety blanket that head coach Urban Meyer often relied upon when nothing else worked, will no longer be an option for the Buckeyes. No longer will Barrett be able to act as a battering ram on third downs.Instead, a new quarterback — either Dwayne Haskins, Tate Martell or Joe Burrow — will take snaps. No matter who wins the quarterback competition, whether it be pocket-passing Dwayne Haskins or dual-threats Tate Martell and Joe Burrow, no one offers the bruising running style of Barrett. That’s one of the areas in which a potential Weber return affects the offense.Instead of running the quarterback in short-distance situations and near the goal line, Ohio State might move toward more of a running back-powered game. Then, Weber could replace Barrett as the bruiser up the middle near the goal line and in short-yardage situations. He would take pressure off a first-year quarterback.Weber would become an especially intriguing option if Haskins wins the starting job because though the redshirt freshman has proven an adept scrambler when the pocket breaks down, he does not have a background that implies he would be a consistent option on designed runs. A returning Weber would have to compete with Dobbins for touches. But in an optimal offense, they might not be competing, but rather be used as complements, unlike during last season when the offense never figured out an optimal rotation of the duo. Finally against USC in the Cotton Bowl, Ohio State ran a few plays with both backs on the field at once.If healthy, Weber could become the thunder to Dobbins’ lightning. He could be the power back with speed that many people have envisioned him being and that he showed at times during the latter part of the 2017 season. He was not healthy enough to showcase the expected increase in speed that he and running backs coach Tony Alford mentioned before the season.After Ohio State’s blowout win against Bowling Green on Sept. 3, 2016, Weber compared H-back Curtis Samuel and himself to former USC running backs Reggie Bush and Lendale White.“We can get there,” Weber said. “We can probably even be better. I think we can be a really good 1-2 punch.”Both had productive seasons, but that season, Ohio State’s offense had many flaws, and Weber and Samuel were not viewed in a similar light to Bush and White. With a new quarterback and a run game featuring running backs, the possibility arises that two year later, Weber could have his thunder-and-lighting relationship with Dobbins, instead.Weber might not be the sole starter since Dobbins had 1,403 rushing yards as a freshman, but his return will help mask parts of the offense Ohio State lost with Barrett’s graduation and he could prove to be an optimal partner in the backfield with Dobbins. read more

first_imgAtlas Copco is to launch a new mobile underground rig called Easer, which is capable of performing both box hole boring and down-reaming with a hole diameter of 750 mm, as well as conventional raiseboring with a hole diameter of up to 1,200 mm. Since its introduction in the mid-1960s, the raiseboring technique has been considered one of the safest and most productive ways of excavating raises in most mining applications. In block caving, and in most types of sublevel mining, a vast amount of short raises act as openings for the rock to expand into when blasting. Atlas Copco explains the reasoning behind the development of the Easer product line: “Traditional raiseboring machines typically require a concrete platform and tie-down bolts to keep the machine stable during operation. In the total turnover time for such short raises the actual boring time is often below 50%. The increased demand for a highly mobile and versatile rig specifically designed to create these opening holes safely and efficiently, has led to the development of the Easer.” The Easer is scheduled for launch during 2014.The rig can produce opening holes with a maximum diameter of 750 mm and a hole depth of up to 60 m. It uses standard 200 mm (8 in) boring rods with a 228 mm (39 in) pilot drill bit. All the necessary operating equipment is part of the carrier, with the exception of the rods, and the setup procedure does not require any site preparation. “Our mission in developing the Easer has been to speed up the operation,” says Johnny Lyly, Product Manager at Atlas Copco. “The timeframe for drilling a 40 m opening hole, from setup to take down is less than 30 hours, and set up/take down is done in less than one hour.” The Easer offers the same drilling modes as traditional raiseboring rigs: box hole boring, down-reaming and conventional raiseboring. To switch from box hole boring to down-reaming, the gearbox is rotated 180° – a simple operation that can be carried out in an underground workshop. In raiseboring mode, the Easer can drill up to 1,200 mm. The name Easer is derived from the expression “ease off”, meaning to take off or release pressure, which is used in reference to the blast hole into which rock expands during blasting.last_img read more

first_imgStephane Guivarc’hTHE MAN WITH the superfluous apostrophe had a goalscoring average of two goals in every three games at Auxerre in the mid-to-late 1990s. He went to the World Cup in his home country as Aime Jacquet’s only recognised out-and-out striker. Even though Les Bleus won the World Cup, Guivarc’h became truly the world’s first ‘false number nine,’ failing to score even once. He moved on to Newcastle later that summer and played four games, before moving on to Rangers in November. The following season, he was back at Auxerre and long past whatever his best had been.Kevin Prince BoatengAlthough he flopped/wasn’t given much of a chance at Tottenham, Boateng actually enjoyed a pretty decent season with Portsmouth in 2009/2010 (well, insofar as anyone could enjoy the soap opera that engulfed Fratton Park at the time). However, his career has only really flourished since he made the move to Milan, where he has led the club’s transition from football’s retirement village to something a lot more vibrant.Giuseppe RossiAfter two years, four goals and 14 appearances for Manchester United, the promising Italian American went to Newcastle United on loan. That didn’t work either, and the now 26-year-old’s career only got going when he joined Villareal in 2008. He joined Fiorentina in January but has yet to feature because of a cruciate injury.Gerard PiqueIn the last eight years, Pique has divided his time between Manchester United (12 appearances, loan spell at Real Zaragoza) and Barcelona (two Champions League winner’s medals, three La Liga titles, two Copa Del Reys and one Shakira). We think he might be better off where he is.Mario BalotelliOne goal this season in the Premier League, four in three games for AC Milan already. You couldn’t say that Mario flopped in England – City would not be the current champions without him – but England never seemed to suit a man of such mischievous ways.Diego ForlanStriding down the Manchester United touchline like a swarthy Kevin Kilbane, Forlan could never quite shake off those Sally Gunnell comparisons. It doesn’t seem like it but he actually made 98 appearances for Alex Ferguson’s side, most as sub, and scored a paltry 17 goals. Much like Rossi, it took a move to Villareal to wake the Uruguayan’s inner striker and he duly went on to become one of the best strikers in the world at Atletico Madrid.Albert LuqueA five-year contract at Newcastle United, which he signed in 2005, was torn up after two injury plagued years for the skilful Spaniard. Luque had built a reputation as one of La Liga’s most potent attacking threats at Deportivo la Coruna, but the North East of England proved a hostile beast. After a promising debut, he tore his hamstring in his second game for the club and was rarely seen again.Juan VeronThe Little Witch was a little bit out of his element at Old Trafford, where he failed to adapt to the pace of the English game alongside Roy Keane and Paul Scholes. A move to Chelsea followed, and a curious parallel with Stephane Guivarc’h. Like the Frenchman, Veron scored on his debut against Liverpool. Like the Frenchman, he lasted fewer than 20 games before moving on to a far better time in the slower climes of Milan, Inter of.Jon Dahl TomassonThe Dane enjoyed his best success in two spells with Feyenoord, while he’s remembered fondly as a decent foil for Andriy Shevchenko at Milan. However, vomiting in the tunnel before his Newcastle debut against Sheffield Wednesday set the tone for a spell where he was played out of position and only scored four times in 34 games.Fernando MorientesOh dear, oh dear, oh dear. Having scored 82 goals in 182 league appearances for Real Madrid and enjoyed a successful spell with Monaco, the Spaniard joined Liverpool in January 2005 for £9.7m. He would score only 12 goals in just over a season at Anfield, and his sale to Valencia in 2006 was not lamented by too many Reds fans, who would come to love another Fernando a couple of seasons later.Tony CascarinoThe Irish(ish) striker was a fans’ favourite at Millwall before leaving to join Aston Villa in a big money move in 1990. What followed were four years of little success in Birmingham, then with Celtic, then Chelsea. At the age of 32 it seemed Cascarino would be best remembered as Niall Quinn’s back-up but then something extraordinary happened. Marseille, demoted from Ligue 1 due to a bribing scandal, brought the Londoner to the south of France on a free transfer and he would go on to score over 100 goals in French football – first at the Stade Velodrome, then at Nancy.(All images: PA Images)Colm Parkinson on Jerry Kiernan: ‘He’s an angry man… anyone from Kerry that hates football you have to wonder’ >last_img read more

first_img Short URL 132 Comments IRELAND WILL BE without both Jonathan Sexton and Peter O’Mahony for the Six Nations opener against Scotland on Saturday.The Leinster out-half ran as part of his modified training at Carton House yesterday afternoon, but subsequently reported tightness in his existing calf problem.“We felt it right not to push him through the week and risk potential further damage,” said forwards coach Simon Easterby today.“He’s obviously had a lot of lower limb injuries, a hamstring injury which we’ve managed with Leinster in the pre-Christmas period. He picked up a calf problem  in the week of the Castres game, only managed 20 minutes in that game.“As a result of that calf strain and the fact we don’t want to compromise his calf any further. We feel it best to leave him out this week and make sure he’s right for upcoming games.”Paddy Jackson is in line to start in Murrayfield, with Rory Scannell and Ian Keatley the only viable back-up options for the Ulster out-half. Jan 31st 2017, 1:32 PM Image: James Crombie/INPHO Image: James Crombie/INPHO Sexton out of Ireland’s Six Nations opener against Scotland Peter O’Mahony will also be unavailable for the trip to Murrayfield. Share21 Tweet Email2 30,454 Views Tuesday 31 Jan 2017, 1:32 PM “He ran today and it was reasonably effective and reasonably high-intensity,” Easterby said of Trimble, “but it’s a case of monitoring him and making sure he’s fully fit and we’re not risking a player who’s not right.” Peter O’Mahony chats with Lions coach Warren Gatland on the sideline during Ireland’s training session today. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHOIf Trimble does not prove his fitness in time for Murrayfield, head coach Joe Schmidt will at least have Keith Earls at his disposal as the Munster wing took a full part in today’s session.Niamh Briggs out of Ireland’s Six Nations opener against ScotlandFormer Springbok Franco Smith out of the running for Connacht job Source: The42 Rugby Show/SoundCloudTo compound the injury blow to Sexton, Munster captain O’Mahony will also miss the trip to Scotland as he nurses a hamstring problem. Andrew Trimble also took a limited part in training today with tightness in his groin. By Sean Farrell Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

first_imgFacebook Seth Rollins Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Twitter Videos Articles Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Videos Articles Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Clash of Champions Highlights: Luke Harper returns, Rollins/Strowman, Becky against Sasha Videos Articles Cesaro Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Now Playing Up Next Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Google+ WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Upcoming road schedule for WWE from August 14 to August 20, 2015.* 8/15 NXT live event in Citrus Springs, Florida* 8/15 live event in Sioux Falls, South Dakota* 8/15 live event in Detroit, Michigan* 8/16 live event in Bemidji, Minnesota* 8/16 live event in Fargo, North Dakota* 8/17 RAW TV tapings in Minneapolis, Minnesota* 8/18 Smackdown TV tapings in Green Bay, WisconsinAttending any of these events over the next week? Send us a live report to either or videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Kurt Angle Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Roman Reigns is in Remission Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlottelast_img read more

first_imgJust Recruitment is to launch an employee ownership trust from December 2017.The recruitment organisation, which employs 43 staff across six sites in East Anglia, will become employee owned in order to secure its long-term future and help maintain its existing organisational culture.The employee ownership trust will place future profits into a trust fund for Just Recruitment’s employees.The current operational structure, management team and investment programme will remain in place after the implementation of the trust.Jenny Wrightson (pictured), managing director at Just Recruitment, said: “Just Recruitment has always been [an organisation] dedicated to placing people first, so this route of ownership seemed like a natural progression to us. Our [organisation] has experienced great success over the years due to our employees, and our move to employee ownership shows our gratitude to our employees for their service.“Selling our organisation to another [organisation] would have caused us to lose our team ethos, so was not an attractive proposition. Employee ownership retains and strengthens [organisational] culture and will ensure that Just Recruitment is always part of the local community.”last_img read more

first_imgTruEdit: How has TruEdit changed the way you work? What have been the outcomes?Crowley: It has saved us time and money — it doesn’t require the same level of internal or external service and support as our legacy system. That system required us to backup all our data, and maintain the servers ourselves. Additionally, we required a software service agreement to support our legacy system. It was a huge drain on staff and budget resources. Moving to TruEdit reduced our server imprint by 75 percent, and significantly reduced support expenses. TruEdit: How did you select TruEdit?Crowley: We needed a system that supported our current work flow, and improved it. A system that could support the way our editorial and creative teams work, enhance current processes and reduce the organizational resources required to maintain the system. The team was seeking a system that simplified the process and was user friendly. At the end of my research, we landed on TruEdit was a no-brainer. It met much of our criteria and was reasonably priced.TruAuthor, the native TruEdit HTML allows us to produce web, mobile and print content from a web browser, anywhere, is a huge benefit, as we have staff and freelance writers working across continents. The integration with InDesign and InCopy allows our teams to continue using their favorite tools. Real-time updates, version control, and the project management tools – such as status rights for all content – are important features that support our objectives. The TruEdit platform comes with data backup and recovery, which reduced the expense and resource required under our legacy system. The ability to work directly with the TruEdit development and support staff , rather than a 3rd party re-seller, has been a huge benefit.TruEdit: What was the conversion process like? How was training and implementation?Crowley: Implementation has been smooth, with a minimal learning curve. The new work flow is simplified and logical. We’ve found it very easy to use. In fact, just last week, I needed to add a couple new users to the system. In no time they were up and running, and have been working in the system without any issues. Euromoney Institutional Investor (EII) needed to increase operational efficiency and streamline the production process for their publications: Institutional Investor and Alpha. After an internal assessment, the company decided to move from their legacy system to MEI’s TruEdit. We sat down with Business Applications Analyst, Valerie Crowley, to discuss how the new system is improving the way EII works.TruEdit: What was the motivation to change your content management system?Valerie Crowley: When I joined EII a couple years ago, the first thing I did was a full audit of current applications and systems. My philosophy is: tell me what you are looking to accomplish and I will advise you on the best way to get there. I wanted to be sure we were working as efficiently as possible. Over the course of the audit, I discovered that the content system in place wasn’t the best system to meet our needs. Features were under-utilized or unnecessary, the system was overly complicated, and it required a significant effort in time and IT resources to maintain. After doing some research and working with MEI, it was determined that TruEdit could better support our goals to improve contributor processes, reduce our server imprint and increase efficiency.center_img Less time is spent on training, trouble-shooting or maintaining our content management system. As a result, our Technology Department is now able to focus on other projects. The Editorial and Creative Teams are much happier, which in turn has made them more productive. The gain in eficiency and productivity, means more time can be dedicated to brand development.Phase two will be incorporating TruAuthor into our workflow. The value for us has been in streamlining the system and process, so I’m anxious to see what happens after we add this piece.TruEdit: How will it improve your work flow?Crowley:  As mentioned, being able to log in from anywhere on any web browser will be really helpful for our freelance and staff writers. This was one of the big selling points when we were shopping for solutions.Right now, our freelance writers are required to maintain subscriptions to Adobe Creative Suite, in order to submit copy. With the adoption of TruAuthor, now they can instead submit content directly. The VPN access will also be unnecessary, eliminating the obstacles remote workers and IT are currently challenged by.last_img read more

first_img 35 Photos 1:54 2018 BMW M4: Sharper performance means bigger trade-offs 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 4 Honda E Prototype is a too-cute EV for Europe Honda Tags Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: 2019 BMW X5 xDrive50i review: A potent and tech-rich SUV Comments Honda More From Roadshow Honda’s adorable E Prototype looks ready to hit the road Electric Cars Hatchbacks Enlarge ImageThis thing is like weaponized cuteness, and it’s rear-wheel drive. Andrew Hoyle/Roadshow It’s no secret that we’re very excited about the forthcoming Honda E electric car. It’s retro and fun-looking without being twee, and we’re betting it will be a hoot to drive. Even better is that Honda announced on Wednesday that it was taking preorders for the vehicle.The downside is that the preorders are only open in select markets in Europe. Still, it’s a big step for the brand, particularly when you consider that it’s committed to all of its European sales being electric or at least electrified by 2025.The other big news is that the Honda E is being offered initially in five colors. They are Platinum White Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl, Crystal Blue Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic and the slightly-on-the-nose-sounding Charge Yellow.”We are delighted to be offering a reservation option to our customers in select European markets for the first time with the Honda e,” Jean-Marc Streng, general manager of Honda Europe’s automobile division, said in a statement. “The Honda E in prototype form has received an overwhelming response and with over 25,000 registrations of interest across Europe, customers now have the opportunity to secure priority status to order the model.”Now, in case you forgot, the Honda E is a fully battery-electric rear-wheel drive hatchback. It’s got a range of 125 miles and can fast-charge up to 80% capacity in around 30 minutes. Honda plans to start delivering cars in the spring of 2020.last_img read more

first_imgSrikakulam: Construction of stadiums, sports development centres and multipurpose sports complex works have been going on at snail’s pace in the district. District Sports Development Officer (DSDO) is supervising these works under the District Sports Development Authority (DSDA). But due to lack of attention during the TDP regime, the works have been going on at snail’s pace. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us In all 10 Assembly segments, in total 10 sports development centres (SDC) sanctioned in the district during TDP regime. Of it, works completed upto 90 per cent in Amudalavalasa, Palakonda, Pathapatnam and Tekkali Assembly segments and finishing works are pending. In remaining eight SDCs in Etcherla, Rajam, Narasannapeta, Palasa and Itchapuram segments, works have been going on at snail’s pace. In Srikakulam segment, SDC proposed at Kalingapatnam Also Read – Saaho movie tickets pricey in Nellore Advertise With Us where works are not yet started, and tenders also not finalised since February 2018. In Srikakulam rural mandal at Patrunivalasa, multipurpose sports complex proposed in an extent of 33 acres land. Previous government sanctioned Rs 50 crore for it and works started in January 2018 and have to complete in 18 months period but still compound wall works are going on here. Advertise With Us In Srikakulam city also modernisation works for existing Kodi Rammurthy stadium have been going on at snail’s pace for the last two years. “We are supervising works progress every day and managing director of Sports Authority of AP (SAAP) is reviewing on works every week and funds also available for stadiums to complete them,” DSDO B Srinivasa Kumar told The Hans India.last_img read more

first_img(Representational Image)A 21-year-old girl in Gwalior went through a terrifying experience when her father, an ex-army man, tried to rape her and when she attempted to resist, he shot at her.The incident occurred on Monday (June 17) night when the army man, who had retired as a naik subedar, stumbled into his daughter’s room and tried to rape her while she was sleeping. The terrified girl woke up and tried to fend him off. She ran to her mother who was sleeping in the other room and woke her up.The angry ex-army man, insulted at the rejection, took his licensed 12-bore gun out and fired two shots at his daughter, reports Times of India.While some of the pellets hit the girl, the other shots missed her. The mother called for help and the neighbours rushed in. They were already awake due to the sound of the gunshots. The neighbours managed to overpower him and remove the weapon from his clutches.They turned the retired army main to the police and the girl was taken to the hospital to treat her injuries. She is out of danger now. IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:02/1:04Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:02?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Closecenter_img Kathua rape verdict: 3 sentenced for life, 5-yr term for 3 accused announced by special courtlast_img read more

first_imgWhen Edward O. Wilson’s “Sociobiology” was published in 1975, setting forth a comprehensive biological analysis of animal (and human) social behavior, its supposed political implications made the book controversial for some people. For others—including myself—it was a magisterial blending of ethology, ecology and evolutionary theory. Michael Tomasello’s “Becoming Human” should be less controversial. But it is comparably magisterial—merging primatology, developmental psychology, cognitive psychology and evolution. Mr. Tomasello’s goal is widely shared but rarely achieved: identifying the biopsychological wellsprings of human uniqueness. After all, the bottom-line lesson of evolution is one of continuity among life forms, even though many capacities of Homo sapiens do not have clear correlates among nonhuman animals: Only people can program computers, solve differential equations or read this newspaper. But scientists have had a hard time describing the origins and sources of these and many other capacities, because there is nothing qualitatively discontinuous that separates our DNA or neurobiology from our great ape relatives. “Becoming Human” makes an impressive argument that most distinctly human traits are established early in childhood and that the general chronology in which these traits appear can at least—and at last—be identified. Worldwide, there is no researcher like Mr. Tomasello, whose abundant academic affiliations identify him as an interdisciplinary master: co-director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, co-director of the Wolfgang Kohler Primate Research Center, honorary professor at Manchester University’s Department of Psychology and professor of psychology at Duke University. His knowledge of scientific disciplines that typically have little to say to one another is apparent on nearly every page of this book. Read the whole story: The Wall Street Journallast_img read more

first_imgTrinamool Congress on Tuesday took out a procession at Ranaghat, demanding justice for the alleged gang rape of a septuagenarian nun three days ago, and against the “heckling” of Mamata Banerjee by CPI(M) and BJP activists when she visited the area.TMC Nadia district President Gouri Datta said the large procession carried placards both against the incident of gang rape and demanding the arrest of real guilty as well as blocking of the CM’s convoy on NH 34 by the protesters on Monday. Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJI“It was a conspiracy hatched by the CPI(M) and the BJP to stop the police from taking action against the real culprits as the CM wanted to meet the victim at hospital, the convent school authorities and the church, to get first hand information about the incident.“Our rally is against the ploy by opposition to instigate trouble in the area. They don’t want that the real culprits are arrested,” Datta said. The procession originated from Ranaghat town and passed by the spot where Banerjee’s convoy was stopped. Also Read – Health remains key challenge in India’s development: KovindThe chief minister, who had arrived at Ranaghat, faced sudden protest by students and local people who surrounded her convoy and squatted on the road last afternoon.Meanwhile, a trade bandh was observed in Gangnapur on Tuesday where the convent is located, in protest against the incident and demanding immediate arrest of the culprits.Basit arrives in Kolkata, to hold talks with MamataPakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit arrived here on Tuesday and is scheduled to call on state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tomorrow to discuss ways for augmenting relations between West Bengal and the four provinces in Pakistan. Noting that both India and Pakistan were democratic and federations where federating units (states) have an important role to play towards promoting bilateral relations at all levels and in all spheres, a statement from the Pakistan High Commission said the visit to Kolkata was aimed at exploring bilateral opportunities and enhancing mutual understanding.last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: Top brass of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) and Textiles department held a video conference with entrepreneurs and business houses from the sector in North 24-Parganas on Monday.The main purpose of the initiative is to solve the various problems faced by the entrepreneurs in the district. It has been taken up in other districts as well, where the business houses can directly talk to senior officials of the MSME and Textiles department through video conference and solve their issues. The step was taken following an instruction of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who had asked the top brass of the MSME department to address the issues of entrepreneurs. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe step was taken after some entrepreneurs drew the attention of the Chief Minister in this regard. People often face problems while initiating a startup business in the state. Now, the businessmen from the districts have got a platform where they can convey their grievances.Banerjee, during a business summit at Biswa Bangla Convention Centre, said that video conferences would be held from Nabanna, where the MSME officials will listen to the grievances and problems of young entrepreneurs. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedIt may be recalled that she had stressed on the need of further intervention in the grassroot level in districts, to ensure worldwide presence of Bengal’s MSME sector. She also instructed the MSME and Textiles department officials to initiate a “single window video conference” for troubleshooting in the grassroot level.As many as 19 various organisations of businessmen from North 24-Parganas have already been brought under the ambit of the district chamber of commerce.The members of the chamber have expressed their happiness after the video conference was started from Monday, when they talked to the top brass of the MSME and Textile sector in Nabanna.last_img read more

first_imgNews | August 14, 2008 AFC Industries Debuts XLCD Compact Computer Pole Cart 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 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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It enables easy movement for use when seated and standing.Built around a space-saving single upright support, the XLCD Cart’s design combines a 26.5-inch diameter footprint and 72-inch height with all the stability and versatility of a larger multisupport design. The company said it is an excellent choice for small, highly trafficked spaces and for uses that require frequent movement, especially from one room to another, and it is particularly suited to the ER and OR environment.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more Related Content 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. 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 | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… 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 | 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 News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more 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 Feature | Information Technology | July 31, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How Smart Devices Can Improve Efficiency Innovation is trending toward improved efficiency — but not at the expense of patient safety, according to… read morelast_img read more

first_img Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more Fig. 1 Diffusion-weighted MRI image of the prostate gland. 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. Fig. 2 Trans-rectal interventional MRI biopsy. Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more Feature | September 17, 2009 | Dina Blumwest, Bernadette M. Greenwood, BSRS, RT(R)(MR) MRI Targets Prostate Lesions MRI guides targeted localization of prostate lesions. Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  Arthur Agatston explains the history of CT calcium scoring Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:54Loaded: 1.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:54 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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News | Interventional Radiology | July 31, 2019 International Multidisciplinary Group Publishes Recommendations for Personalized HCC Treatment With Y90 TheraSphere New consensus recommendations for personalized treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with BTG’s TheraSphere have… read more center_img PreviousNext Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more Women worry about their own health, but are increasingly aware and educated about the health of their spouses, children and parents. As September is Prostate Awareness Month, it is important for family members to understand the prevalence of prostate cancer, a disease that equated to an estimated 192,280 new cases and 27,360 deaths from prostate cancer in the United States in 2009, according to the American Cancer Society. Dr. Jurgen Futterer, University of Nijmegen, says there are approximately 500,000 new prostate cancer cases worldwide, and in line with U.S.-statistics, about one in 35 will die from it.A new technique for targeted localization of prostate lesions has been under development in Europe for over five years1 and is now available in the United States for select patients. Similar to breast MR imaging and interventional capability, prostate cancer patients may be able to benefit from the high resolution of MR images and the ability to target, under MR-guidance, specific suspicious areas in the prostate2. Currently, there are a number of patients that present with a persistent high or elevated PSA and or abnormal DRE, many of whom go on to multiple TRUS-guided biopsies with repeated negative results. In these situations, the patient and physician are without a diagnosis, and the patient is with a higher anxiety level. Using MR images and biopsying under MRI-guidance minimizes the number of cores acquired by using true image guidance. The literature has shown that men with elevated or rising PSA or positive DRE with two, three, four or even more previous negative TRUS-guided biopsies may benefit from this approach3. So might men with suspicion of prostate cancer recurrence, detected through elevated PSAs following XRT, radical prostatectomy or other therapies.MRI has a role in imaging and analysis of DCE prostate images as well as interventional planning, and is a way to further evaluate men with prostate cancer. Staging, node detection and evaluation of metastatic disease are areas where MRI has an evolving and important place4. Detection, localization and subsequent biopsy are possible in even outpatient environments (Fig. 1, Fig.2)5.Urologists are very interested in solving the quandary of the patient with elevated or rising PSA and negative TRUS-guided biopsy. MRI can make a world of difference in these cases. As an emerging technique, it is easy enough to perform and is also well-tolerated by the patients who udergo it. Bibliography1. Beyersdorff D, Winkel A, Hamm B, Lenk S, Loening S, Taupitz M, MR Imaging-guided Prostate Biopsy with a Closed MR Unit at 1.5T: Initial Results, Radiology Vol. 234, No. 2, February, 2005:577-5812. Aristotelis G. Anastasiadis, Matthias P. Lichy, Udo Nagele, Markus A. Kuczyk, Axel S. Merseburger, Joerg Hennenlotter, Stefan Corvin, Karl-Dietrich Sievert, Claus D. Claussen, Arnulf Stenzl, Heinz-Peter Schlemmer, MRI-Guided Biopsy of the Prostate Increases Diagnostic Performance in Men with Elevated or Increasing PSA Levels after Previous Negative TRUS Biopsies, European Urology, 50,2006: 738-7493. Kirsten M. Pondman, Jurgen J. Fütterer, Bennie ten Haken, Leo J. Schultze Kool, J. Alfred Witjes, Thomas Hambrock, Katarzyna J. Macura, Jelle O. Barentsz, MR-Guided Biopsy of the Prostate: An Overview of Techniques and a Systematic Review, European Urology, Volume 54, Issue 3, September 2008, Pages 517-5274. Hambrock T, Futterer J, Henkjan JH, Hulsbergen-vandeKaa C, vanBasten JP, vanOort I, Witjes JA, Barentsz JO, Thirty-Two-Channel Coil 3T Magnetic Resonance-Guided Biopsies of Prostate Tumor Suspicious Regions Identified on Multimodality 3T Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Technique and Feasibility, Investigative Radiology, Volume 43, Number 686 10, October 2008 , Pages 686-6945. Feller JF, Greenwood BM, Jones W, Kaminsky DB, Walsh LP, European Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology, Use of trans-rectal interventional MRI (TRIM) for computer-aided prostate biopsy, Control Number 09-Cl-153-ESMRMB 2009 FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 01, 2019 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Medical Device Safety in MRI Environment The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new draft guidance titled Testing and Labeling Medical Devices for… read more News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more Fig. 2 Trans-rectal interventional MRI biopsy. News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | August 02, 2019 ASRT Supports Radiopharmaceutical Reimbursement Bill The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) announced its support for House Resolution (HR) 3772, a measure… read more Related Contentlast_img read more

first_imgThe price of Costa Rica’s mandatory, yearly technical vehicle inspection will increase next month after 11 years without change.The Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) agreed with Riteve SyC, the Spanish-owned company responsible for carrying out the mandatory inspections, that new rates will take effect starting July 1 and increase incrementally over the next two years.Transport Vice Minister Sebastián Urbina said the new hikes will be based on the country’s inflation rates, but the government and Riteve also agreed on three fixed hikes for all types of vehicles.Urbina cited a ₡993 ($1.80) increase for automobiles in July and two hikes of ₡1,250 (₡2.28) that will apply in January of 2017 and 2018. He said the full list of new tariffs for all other types of vehicles will be made public in the coming days. (See the current rate list by vehicle type here.)The vice minister said MOPT set the new rates based on a model created in order to comply with an agreement with Riteve SyC. As part of the agreement, Riteve pledged to do more stringent evaluations of vehicle emissions, one of the most common faults found during inspections. Riteve also will buy cars and hire more staff to assist Traffic Police in monitoring vehicle emissions on roads.“This rate model is a commitment from this administration and an opportunity to improve air quality in our country, something we greatly need,” Urbina said.According to MOPT, there are just over 1.3 million vehicles in Costa Rica. The average age of vehicles is 16 years.Urbina said the government also has plans to tighten regulations for importing vehicles, including a proposal to charge higher import taxes for higher polluting cars and implement stricter rules for cargo trucks entering the country.Rate model was a pending debtSince 2005, the Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) had rejected all of Riteve’s requests to increase tariffs on vehicle inspections, arguing that there was no model for calculating new tariffs. ARESEP officials argued that they’re only required to set tariffs when there are various companies providing the same public service, but Riteve SyC has a monopoly on vehicle inspections.MOPT was in charge of setting a rate model, per the government’s contract with Riteve, but the company accused the ministry of dragging its feet. Riteve’s parent company filed a complaint against Costa Rica before the World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes in 2012 over the tariff issue. The case is still pending.The regulatory agency rejected the last of Riteve’s requests in November. At the time, the company requested a 205 percent hike, which would have increased the price of inspections for a sedan-type car from ₡9,930 ($18.14) to ₡30,320 ($55.39). Facebook Comments Related posts:Riteve vehicle inspection rates not going up Riteve wants to hike the price of mandatory car inspections by 200 percent La Platina bridge will partially reopen next week President Solís pledges to repair road to Monteverde by next yearlast_img read more