(Eds: Disclaimer: The following press release comes to you under an arrangement with PR Newswire. PTI takes no editorial responsibility for the same.)MUMBAI, November 26, 2018/PRNewswire/ –Aeronutrix Sports Products Private Limited’s Fast&Up has become the first choice of health experts and professional athletes for their nutrition and hydration needs over the years. At the onset of this marathon season, it is a great time for Fast&Up to announce that the most preferred hydration product – Reload, is now certified with ‘ Informed-Choice’ certification.Informed-Choice is a voluntary certification program for sports supplements, raw materials, and manufacturing facilities. Athletes who see the Informed-Choice mark on a product can be assured that it has undergone rigorous checks and testing to ensure that no substances which are prohibited in sports are used in the product and it is safer to use. They also ensure that products have been manufactured with the highest quality standards.Athletes have always been highly inclined towards Fast&Up’s Reload, a hydration energy drink which is low on sweetness with the perfect mix of water, electrolytes, carbohydrates and vitamins. It helps to replenish and recharge instantly and also aids in reducing fatigue and muscle soreness. The unique combination of Maltodextrin and Fructose provides athletes instant energy to sustain without having any sudden spurts in sugars. Informed Choice Certificate reinforces Reload as the electrolyte of choice for the cricket community in India including for professional cricketers. Fast&Up India fuels national level players and Reload is the hydration choice of various state teams in the ongoing Ranji Trophy.advertisementSharing his views on the certification of Fast&Up’s product, Vijayaraghavan Venugopal, CEO, Aeronutrix Sports Products Private Limited, said, “Reload is the only Electrolyte in India to be certified through the Informed Choice Program. It is basically revalidating product’s status of being ‘banned substances free’ through a set of tests and protocols. We are thrilled to take this path when it is still not a norm in India and hoping Indian sports/athletes will take benefit of a quality product available close to home. Finally, I’d like to thank the Indian cricket team for having trust in the product from early days and helping Fast&Up embark on this journey.”About Fast&UpFast&Up is a Swiss brand that offers an interesting range of innovative, easy-to-use nutrition products, which has seen fast adoption in the sports fraternity. Besides a strong commitment to quality, this progressive sports nutrition brand has successfully brought novel and gel-based nutrition supplements to India. For more information, visit https://www.fastandup.in/About AeronutrixAeronutrix Sports Products Private Limited is one of the fastest growing sport nutrition products company based out of Mumbai. Backed by innovative Swiss technology and effervescent science, Aeronutrix’ nutrition products promote Active Living and are favoured by sportspersons, health enthusiasts and fitness enthusiasts who have chosen Healthy and Active Living. The company’s flagship OTC brand, ‘Fast&Up’, is the nutrition product of choice for many, including national and international athletes in various sports such as Cricket, Soccer, Kabaddi, Cycling and Marathon. Aeronutrix is a subsidiary of Fullife Healthcare, a healthcare management company that makes and markets a range of effervescent products in over 22 countries across the globe.Source: Aeronutrix Sports Products Private LimitedPWRPWR
ORGANIZERS SAY THIS WEEKENDS SATURDAY IN THE PARK MUSIC FESTIVAL HAD ONE OF THE BIGGEST CROWDS IN ITS 29 YEAR HISTORY.CONCERT ORGANIZER DAVE BERNSTEIN ESTIMATES THE CROWD WAS BETWEEN 20 TO 25,000 ATTENDEES AT THE GRANDVIEW PARK BANDSHELL.BERNSTEIN SAYS THAT WOULD MAKE IT ONE OF THE FIVE BIGGEST CROWDS IN FESTIVAL HISTORY.FLO RIDA AND GEORGE THOROGOOD AND THE DESTROYERS DREW THE BIGGEST CROWDS AT THE BANDSHELL, AND MATISYAHU HEADLINED THE ABE STAGE NEAR THE PARK ENTRANCE.
Kabul: Every day before dawn, 10-year-old Kamran goes to work with his father and other relatives at a brick factory on the outskirts of Kabul. Like many children in Afghanistan, school is a luxury his family can no longer afford. His father, Atiqullah, supports his family of eight as well as several siblings, nieces and nephews. One of Kamran’s uncles is ill and another has passed away, leaving their families in his father’s care. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US”My children wake up early in the morning and right after prayers they come here for work, so they don’t have time for school,” said Atiqullah, who like many Afghans has only one name. “These days if you don’t work, you cannot survive.” The U.S. and its allies have sunk billions of dollars of aid into Afghanistan since the invasion to oust the Taliban 18 years ago, but the country remains mired in poverty. Signs of hardship are everywhere, from children begging in the streets to entire families including children as young as five or six working at brick kilns in the sweltering heat. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls Atiqullah’s family comes from the eastern Nangarhar province, a stronghold for both the Taliban and an Islamic State affiliate that has seen heavy fighting in recent years. Brick factory owners travel to the villages and offer loans to cover basic necessities, forcing families to work them off during the summer months in a form of indentured servitude. Workers say a family of 10 can bring in an average of 12-18 a day, depending on their productivity. Shubham Chaudhuri, who recently completed a three-year stint as the World Bank country director for Afghanistan, said more than half of Afghans live on less than a dollar a day, the amount considered necessary to meet basic needs. “Even more striking was the fact that almost three quarters of the population was close to that level. So I think the state of poverty in Afghanistan today is that it is deep and it is widespread,” he said. A U.N. report released last year said that more than 2 million Afghan children aged 6-14 were engaged in some form of child labor. Laws governing child labour in Afghanistan are poorly enforced, especially in rural areas. Afghanistan’s economy grew by just 2% last year, the slowest rate in South Asia, held back by the lingering conflict, drought and endemic corruption. The watchdog Transparency International regularly rates Afghanistan among the most corrupt countries on earth. Much of the international aid has ended up in the hands of former warlords who live in gated compounds, cruise around in motorcades and stash their fortunes in the Gulf. Widespread misery and anger at the country’s elites has added fuel to the conflict and swelled the ranks of the Taliban, who now effectively control around half the country. The insurgents have held several rounds of talks with the United States in recent months, aiming for a deal in which foreign forces would withdraw. A World Bank report released in this week said a political settlement with the Taliban could boost the economy by encouraging the return of capital and skilled workers from overseas but only if the security situation improves. “Rapid growth will only be possible with improved security under a government that remains committed to private sector development, respects the rights of investors, and maintains the gains Afghanistan has achieved over the past two decades toward establishing strong and impartial government institutions,” the World Bank’s current country director, Henry Kerali, was quoted as saying in the report. Jan Agha, a 65-year-old who works alongside Atiqullah’s family in the brick kilns, has little hope for the future. He’s been working off loans for more than 30 years, 20 of them spent as a refugee in neighboring Pakistan. His four sons have already joined him on the assembly line, and he expects his grandchildren and great-grandchildren to do the same. “We always think about our future,” he said. “We don’t know how long we will live with economic problems like this, when we will be able to live our own lives, when we will be able to breathe in freedom. Right now we live like slaves.”
OTTAWA – Canadian privacy could be imperilled by apparent U.S. plans to demand cellphone and social media passwords from foreign visitors, a federal watchdog says.In a letter to the House of Commons public safety committee, privacy commissioner Daniel Therrien warns the recent pronouncements from the Trump administration could mean intrusive searches — even at preclearance facilities in Canada.In February, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly suggested at a hearing that American officials could ask people entering the U.S. about the Internet sites they visit as well as passwords to help assess their online activities.Kelly’s proposal prompted an American coalition of human rights and civil liberties organizations and experts in security, technology and the law to express “deep concern.”The Wall Street Journal reported last month that visitors to the U.S. could be forced to provide cellphone contacts and social-media passwords.Currently, passengers flying to American cities through eight major Canadian airports can be precleared there by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers.The Commons public safety committee is studying legislation that would expand preclearance operations.Under the bill, U.S. searches at preclearance facilities would be governed by Canadian law, including the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.But Therrien says those protections appear to be hollow because they could not be enforced in court due to immunity provisions that significantly limit access to civil remedies for the actions of U.S. border officers carrying out preclearance duties.In many situations, Therrien says in the letter, “it would appear that Canadians who wish to enter the U.S. will, at preclearance locations in Canada as well as at border points in the U.S., have to face the difficult choice of either accepting a search without grounds or forgoing their wish to travel to the U.S.”Under long-standing plans, preclearance is being expanded to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport and Quebec City’s Jean Lesage International Airport, as well as for rail service in Montreal and Vancouver.In March, Canada and the U.S. agreed to bring preclearance to other, unspecified locations.The Liberal government says the preclearance arrangements would strengthen security and prosperity while ensuring respect for the sovereignty of both countries.Efforts to move people and goods across the 49th parallel more quickly and efficiently have unfolded against a backdrop of uncertainty following Donald Trump’s election in November.The Nexus trusted-traveller cards of about 200 Canadian permanent residents were suddenly cancelled after Trump issued an executive immigration order banning visitors from several largely Muslim countries.There have also been reports of minorities from Canada being turned away at the U.S. border.— Follow @JimBronskill on Twitter
Khartoum: Huge crowds are expected to join a “million-strong” protest march Thursday in Sudan to turn up the heat on the ruling military council after three of its members resigned following talks on handing over power. The rally outside the army headquarters comes after the military rulers and protest leaders agreed to set up a joint committee, to chart the way forward two weeks since the ouster of veteran president Omar al-Bashir. “We expect huge crowds to come to the protest site, including people from outside of Khartoum,” activist Ahmed Najdi told AFP. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USDemonstrator Ayman Ali Mohamed was among those preparing to march in the capital. “We fear that the military council might steal our revolution, so we have to participate until the transfer to civilian rule is accomplished,” he said. “We are standing our ground no matter what.” The planned march follows a late-night meeting between the military council and leaders of the umbrella group heading the protest movement. “We have an agreement on most demands presented in the document of the Alliance for Freedom and Change,” Lieutenant General Shamseddine Kabbashi, spokesman of the military council, told reporters afterwards. He did not elaborate on the key demand of handing power to a civilian government, but said there “were no big disputes”. The Sudanese Professionals Association, which spearheaded months of protests against Bashir, described the meeting as a step towards “confidence-building”. “Both sides agreed on the importance of joint cooperation to steer the country toward peace and stability,” the SPA said Thursday.
26 August 2010Ways to address challenges to biodiversity conservation in Latin America and the Caribbean – which is home to up to 70 per cent of all forms of life on Earth – were the focus of a gathering organized by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) this week. Ways to address challenges to biodiversity conservation in Latin America and the Caribbean – which is home to up to 70 per cent of all forms of life on Earth – were the focus of a gathering organized by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) this week.The region, the most biologically diverse in the world, holds more than 40 per cent of the planet’s bird species, as well as numerous species of migratory birds and aquatic life, such as sharks, whales and dolphins.However, these species are under threat by fisheries, their habitats are being degraded and their wetlands drained for farming.The three-day gathering, which wrapped up yesterday in Panama City, aimed to identify ways to coordinate actions to better conserve the rich biodiversity of the region.Hosted by UNEP and its Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), the event brought together representatives from governments and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from 17 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.The region also hosts some of the world’s most important wetlands, including Amazonia and Pantanal, and the conservation of migratory species and their wetland habitats requires cooperation among governments, NGOs and others at the global level, according to UNEP.In particular, the Gulf of Mexico coast is a critical habitat for hundreds of migratory bird species, which use the area to breed, spend their winter, refuel and rest on their long journeys.However, in the wake of the recent devastating oil spill in the area, countless fish, along with more than 6,000 birds, 1,000 sea turtles and 80 marine mammals, were found dead.
Uniformed re-enactors from the 41st Regiment of Foot Fife and Drum Corps fire three musket shots in a salute to General Brock who died Oct. 13, 1812 in the Battle of Queenston Heights.More than 150 people gathered at the Schmon Tower this morning to commemorate Brock University’s namesake with a traditional military ceremony for the fallen.With flags at half-staff, members of the Brock community and uniformed re-enactors from the 41st Regiment of Foot Fife and Drum Corps paid tribute to Maj.-Gen. Sir Isaac Brock marking the 198th anniversary of his death in the Battle of Queenston Heights.“We all know that war is a terrible business and that it is to be avoided at all costs, but sometimes it cannot be avoided,” said President Jack Lightstone during the ceremony. “And therefore we must celebrate the contribution and sometimes the sacrifice, the ultimate sacrifice, of those who die in the defence of others.”General Brock, who died on Oct. 13, 1812, is a significant historical figure not only in Niagara, but in Canada.“Canada as we know it, in fact Canada would not exist at all, had the outcome of that war been otherwise,” he added. “In celebrating the life and death of Sir Isaac, we are in fact celebrating the Canada that we value.”“Brock is named after a general,” said Sohail Ahmed, President of the Brock University Students’ Union who also spoke at the commemoration. “Its not just named after a city, its not just named after anything else, but a general who is so important to our history here in Canada.”Today’s third-annual General Brock commemoration included the firing of three musket shots by the historical re-enactors, and a bugler who played Last Post and Reveille with a moment of silence in between. The event ended with the singing of O Canada.
A spokesperson for Unite said that members were “understandably angry”. Earlier this year, Gatwick announced a 77 per cent rise in pre-tax profits to £141million.“Gatwick is highly profitable and we believe rather than closing the scheme, steps can be made to make up the modest shortfall in the scheme,” the spokesperson said.Unions are preparing to vote on strike action but would need to give Gatwick at least seven days notice before any walk out. A spokesperson for Gatwick said: “Gatwick Airport, like any business, will regularly monitor reward packages to ensure that they remain competitive and to safeguard the long-term future for our employees, passengers and local community.”We fully appreciate that pensions are a personal and sensitive topic and it goes without saying that we are taking this forward in a collaborative manner. We will continue to engage, consult and collect the views of employees and encourage members of the defined benefits plan to use the consultation process to air views, understand the issues facing the scheme and ask questions.”The south London airport is currently vying with Heathrow for permission to build a new runway, with a decision expected this month. Gatwick currently handles about 42 million passengers a year, but has a capacity for 45 million. Unions could strike in the busy period running up to ChristmasCredit:Getty British holidaymakers are facing the prospect of travel chaos in the run up to Christmas after unions at Gatwick moved to shut down the airport over a pension dispute.Firefighters, security staff and maintenance workers are preparing to vote on strike action, after Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP), which owns Gatwick, said it would close their final salary pension scheme because of a reported £90million shortfall.A security worker at the London airport told the Sun that GIP was trying to bulldoze the move through without a discussion with the unions. “If there is no fire service it could shut down the whole airport,” the worker said.
Dassault Systèmes recently announced that it has officially launched the 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace, its online ecosystem where today’s business innovators in mining and other industries will be able to collaborate and transact with other industrials and service providers. The cloud-based marketplace is a new trading platform for digital design, engineering and manufacturing transactions, with ambition to transform the industrial world in the same way that the world’s largest online consumer marketplace has transformed legacy retail, and mobility providers have transformed the transportation sector.Businesses seeking to identify new manufacturing service providers – including 3D printing – insert specific components within their design environment, or manage their ecosystem of selected service providers and in-house resources, now have access to on-demand manufacturing and intelligent part sourcing services. These will streamline collaborations and overall innovation processes. As of February 2018, the 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace already featured 50 digital manufacturers with more than 500 machines and 30 million components from 600 suppliers – all recognised experts in their domains. It will allow them to iterate on design and manufacturing specifications, ensure that a part or product can be manufactured, and reduce risk and errors. It will also manage all aspects of a transaction between buyer and seller such as payments, currencies and billing, and provide a record of each transaction for full traceability.“Today’s Industry Renaissance extends beyond digitalisation to the emergence of new players and new categories of solutions, processes and services that prioritise sustainable innovation over productivity,” said Bernard Charlès, Vice Chairman & CEO, Dassault Systèmes. “Based on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform that pioneered the category of business experience platform in 2012, the 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace transforms the supply chain into a value chain: a single, virtual, social enterprise, pioneering a new way to do business, innovate, and create value in industry. Online platforms and marketplaces have already transformed retail, transportation and hospitality services. Get ready – the industrial world is next.”
Free attaque un rival arguant que le concept de “révolution” lui appartientUn site mystérieux lancé par un opérateur encore anonyme annonce que “la révolution du mobile… commence 11 mai”, sans en dire plus sur ce qui attendra les consommateurs la semaine prochaine. Cette invitation a déjà fait enrager Free, qui estime que le concept de “révolution” est lié à ses produits.Le site Internet larevolutiondumobile.com (lien non disponible) est très mystérieux. Sur la page d’accueil au fond rouge, rien de plus que cette phrase qui apparaît en continu : “La révolution du mobile commence … le 11 mai”, suivie du message en plus petits caractères : “Le mobile trop cher en France : ça suffit !”. Dans le menu, le lien “en savoir plus” nous dirige vers les comptes Facebook et Twitter du mystérieux opérateur et un formulaire de contact reste l’unique moyen de contacter ceux qui sont derrière ce site. Aucune indication, donc, sur l’opérateur en question et encore moins sur l’offre qui attend les consommateurs, bien gardée secrète. Il faudra donc s’armer de patience jusqu’au 11 mai prochain.À lire aussiNomophobie : traitement, symptômes, qu’est-ce que c’est ?Cependant, Free n’a pas attendu pour enrager, a remarqué le site ZDNet. Le mot “révolution” en capitales et gros caractères sur cette campagne qui veut certainement faire le buzz n’est pas au goût de la société de Xavier Niel, qui a envoyé au site un e-mail quelque peu menaçant par le biais d’un avocat. Un courriel (publié ici par ZDnet) que larevolutiondumobile.com s’est empressé de rendre public. On peut y lire les propos suivants : “Tout d’abord, il ne vous aura pas échappé que la société Free a lancé la Freebox révolution dont l’atout majeur et il faut le dire révolutionnaire, est d’intégrer les appels vers les mobiles dans le forfait abonnement”. Me Yves Coursin poursuit : “Le public et la presse ne s’y sont pas trompés et (…) à leurs yeux, Free est régulièrement synonyme de “révolution””. Il finit par ajouter : “Ainsi mes clients m’ont chargé d’attirer votre attention sur le problème que pourrait poser votre communication et font toutes réserves sur les préjudices de toute nature qui pourraient en découler”.Free ne veut pas que ses concurrents jouent sur un concept, qui soit disant lui appartiendrait. Pourtant, d’autres marques estiment que l’un de leurs produits est révolutionnaire (Apple, par exemple). Ce qui est sûr c’est que cette dispute médiatique ne va pas s’arrêter là. Nous en saurons très certainement plus le 11 mai, jour où larevolutiondumobile.com, qui est un opérateur déjà existant selon ZDnet, dévoilera son offre mystère.Le 6 mai 2011 à 14:34 • Maxime Lambert
In a ceremony today in New Zealand, the United States signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership and formally enabled the Obama Administration to begin the process of writing legislation for Congress to approve the pact later this year. The American Soybean Association (ASA) is a leading supporter of the TPP agreement, which represents more than a third of the world’s gross domestic product, and both emerging and major soybean export markets along the Pacific Rim. ASA President Richard Wilkins, a farmer from Greenwood, Del., reiterated the association’s support and encouraged Congress to press through election-year rhetoric and get to work on the TPP in 2016.”With valuable, established markets alongside promising emerging markets, the 11 partner nations within the TPP combine to make this one of our most significant policy priorities right now. We are absolutely committed to the full-court press that we’ll need to move it across the finish line this year. We know that the election makes everything harder, but this is important enough that we’re ready to do whatever it takes. What we need from Congress is a commitment to move beyond the shortsighted focus on November and see what this agreement means for our economy, both in rural communities and nationwide. It means increased demand at home and abroad, which drives exports, which support jobs and economic activity all across the country. Election year or not, the TPP is a no-brainer.”
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — An Air Canada flight from Jamaica to Toronto was diverted to Orlando, Florida, after authorities say a passenger became aggressive, attacked the crew with coffee pots and tried to open the cabin door.A federal criminal complaint says crew members and other passengers secured Brandon Michael Courneyea using zip ties. Orlando television station WFTV reports the FBI was contacted about 7:30 p.m. Monday.Investigators said Courneyea yelled at passengers for “looking at him.” He then grabbed a coffee pot from the galley and swung it at crew members before saying it would “only take one guy to take the plane down.” He lunged for a rear door and began pulling the lever.Federal agents arrested Courneyea, who faces several charges. It’s not clear whether he has a lawyer.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Kurnool: The district collector, Ganeshan Veera Pandiyan in a statement on Monday has stated that RS Rama Rao has been deputed as Executive Officer (EO) of Sri Bramaramba Mallikarjuna Swamy temple at Srisailam. He will act as EO of the temple for a period of one year. With regard to his deputation, the government has issued a government order, stated the collector. Also Read – 10 injured as school bus falls off bridge in Nellore district Advertise With Us RS Rama Rao, earlier to deputation as Srisailam EO was discharging responsibilities as Rampachodvaram Special Collector. Rama Rao was earlier took over the charges as, special deputy collector. DRDA Project Director besides RDO of Kandukuru and Kalyana Durgam said the collector. The state government has ordered Rama Rao to immediately take over the charge. The earlier EO, A Sri Ramachandra Murrah was ordered to surrender to the government.
The ANITA-IV experiment in Antarctica, prior to being launched on a balloon. Credit: Drummermean/CC BY-SA 4.0 More information: The ANITA Anomalous Events as Signatures of a Beyond Standard Model Particle, and Supporting Observations from IceCube, arXiv:1809.09615 [astro-ph.HE] arxiv.org/abs/1809.09615 Journal information: arXiv A team of researchers at Penn State University has found new evidence that suggests some particles detected in Antarctica do not fit the Standard Model. They have written a paper outlining their arguments and have posted it on the arXiv preprint server. Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: New evidence suggests particles detected in Antarctica don’t fit Standard Model (2018, October 1) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-10-evidence-particles-antarctica-dont-standard.html © 2018 Phys.org Prior research has shown that when low energy cosmic particles encounter the Earth, they are likely to pass right on through—high energy particles, on the other hand, are almost certain to run into something else, preventing them from passing through in one piece. Instead, they cause an avalanche of collisions, creating a shower of particles that eventually emerge on the other side of the planet. But what if a high-energy particle were to make it all the way through without creating a particle shower? That would mean there likely exists a particle that is not described by the Standard Model—and that is exactly what researchers studying particles detected over Antarctica are reporting.To date, two odd particle events have been detected by a sensor attached to a high-altitude balloon hovering over Antarctica as part of a project called the Antarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna (ANITA)—the first detection was back in 2006, the second in 2014. Both indicated that a high-energy particle had somehow made its way through the planet without encountering anything. The first detection was attributed to equipment problems or some other unknown factor. The second caused more concern—but not enough for anyone to seriously consider challenging the Standard Model. In this new effort, the researchers report that they have found other evidence of the same type of particle, suggesting the two anomalies might truly represent unknown particles.The new evidence came in the form of sensor data from the IceCube experiment in which sensors buried in the Antarctic ice continually detect particle events. Data from the sensors showed that three events with unexplained properties had occurred. The researchers suggest the two unconnected sources of data indicate that it is time to start asking whether the anomalies hint at the possibility of particles beyond the Standard Model. Hunting for dark quarks
Feature | March 07, 2014 | Williette Nyanue Moving Forward With Mobile Healthcare organizations and developers address safety issues as mobile technologies advance 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 Related Content 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 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. 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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 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 more Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more The introduction of iPhones and iPads revolutionized the way people communicate and made transmitting large amounts of information more convenient and instantaneous. With the expansion into different types of smartphones and tablets — Android- and Windows-based — society has grown increasingly dependent on these devices to transmit and receive information, and this dependence has greatly impacted healthcare. Morris Panner, CEO of DICOM Grid, said that, “For the new generation of physicians, using mobile technology is as common for many of them as a stethoscope. They walk into medical school with one of these devices and expect to receive information on it.” As physicians continue to find ways to utilize the convenience and speed of mobile technologies to enhance patient care, hospitals, healthcare organizations and mobile technology developers are working to ensure that patient information remains protected. Mobile Apps In and Out of the ClinicToday, healthcare organizations are introducing mobile applications that make the trip to the doctor’s office more convenient. Andrew Underhill, senior solutions engineer at Systems Made Simple, has seen this in his work with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) on its patient engagement initiative. “The veteran population is very dispersed around the whole country, and the VA has a lot of communication problems between its patient population and the medical centers,” Underhill said. In its patient initiative, the VA is pushing out different mobile applications (apps) that allow patients to schedule appointments, look up results and find the location of the nearest medical facility. Underhill expects these mobile apps will offer convenience and help cut down on travel costs. Illinois-based Northwest Community Healthcare’s (NHC) MyNHC app for iPhone and Android offers similar services, allowing patients to view their lab and imaging results, and identify the NHC facility nearest to their location and the services provided. The app reviews the level of care provided at each location and gives driving directions and estimated wait times.Physicians are also using mobile devices in the clinic to help deliver healthcare information. Panner said that mobile-enabled medical software has allowed physicians to bring a lot more medical information to patients’ bedsides or into an office in a way that maintains a personal touch and comfort — especially in imaging. “We were working with a leading pediatric specialist for pediatric oncology. He looked at the form function of the mobile product, and his response was, ‘My kids are going to love this,’ ” Panner said. Showing patients what is going on utilizing a device that many of them are already familiar with makes the problem more tangible. “Rather than an amorphous, scary thing, patients can see there’s the problem, and to fix it we are going to try to make that smaller or try to kill that,” Panner explained. He also noted that these tools enable children and parents to have a greater deal of interaction with information. “You can pinch, squeeze and do all the kinds of things that you see kids do with iPads. It makes a world of difference,” he said. Mobile Image Viewers in the MarketplaceViewing medical images on mobile devices is becoming more and more commonplace, and vendors are staying ahead of the trend. Early last year, DICOM Grid launched its next-generation clinical viewer, which enables the easy access and viewing of complex medical imaging data and associated reporting from any browser-based device or iPad. At the 2013 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting, aycan featured its U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-cleared aycan mobile iPad app for teleradiology, which is designed for easy, fast and secure viewing and transfer of DICOM images with an iPad. Claron Technology debuted its BlackBerry 10 app for its Nil family of medical imaging viewers at the 2013 HIMSS conference. The Nil app supports anytime, anywhere, Web-based review of a full range of medical imaging modalities and reports, and capitalizes on the enhanced multimedia and multi-touch functionality of the BlackBerry 10 platform. Mach 7 Technologies, MIM Software Inc., GE Healthcare, Carestream and Fuji Medical Systems also offer mobile image viewing technologies.Responding to ChallengesThe rapid and organic growth of mobile technology use in healthcare has posed some unique challenges. One challenge is the lack of guidance on how the technologies should be used. “There is a lack of healthcare-specific standards in the mobile healthcare community,” said Underhill. “Mobile devices grew up organically without standard organizations dictating the way things should be done, but as those devices are maturing we have to get them to adhere to a new set of standards, or existing healthcare standards will be adapted to include mobile devices,” he said. The FDA is tackling this problem with its final guidance document for developers of mobile medical apps. The FDA said that it would assess mobile medical apps using the same regulatory standards and risk-based approach it applies to other medical devices. The agency also said that it plans to focus its regulatory oversight on mobile medical apps that present a greater risk to patients if they do not work as intended. This would include apps that allow physicians to access picture archiving and communication systems (PACS), or those that convert the mobile device into a patient diagnostic device, such as a patient monitor.1Another big challenge resulting from the healthcare industry’s use of mobile devices is security. Panner said that rapid adoption has allowed students and younger practitioners to bring these devices into hospitals and different organizations, and this has caused homegrown approaches to mobile application use. These approaches are problematic because of HIPAA and other privacy laws. Developers and organizations are now faced with the task of maintaining the security of confidential patient records and information. But according to Panner, developers are already addressing this challenge. “For developers like us, one of the first things we spend our time thinking about is safety and security. The security audit piece is a significant part of the deployment,” he said.Organizations are also doing their part to ensure that patient information remains protected. For Marjorie Calvetti, director of medical imaging at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Ill., this includes making sure that physicians’ mobile devices are protected at all times. “We have a pretty strong corporate policy on privacy. All of the mobile devices have password protection on them,” she explained. “If they are lost, we have the ability to wipe all the patient information off of the system, and physicians have to log into the app so we can track who is in the system and who is accessing patient information.” The center also has a full-time security officer who works to protect patient security and how patient information is moved throughout the organization from an information systems perspective. While some organizations such as Memorial Medical Center allow physicians to use their own devices, others supply physicians with them for added assurance and protection. “Some people will say we only want you using devices that we control,” Panner said. “I think it is an emerging trend of how people balance controlling devices versus finding ways to let people bring the device but manage the software platform.”Creating an Environment for Mobile TechnologyFor those organizations that are apprehensive to implement a mobile technology program, Calvetti said it could be done rather easily. “It’s not a complicated learning process. You don’t have to have a tutorial to be able to utilize it, and that’s why we are seeing it adopted so rapidly,” she said. Memorial Medical Center upgraded its Carestream PACS last December, and this upgrade allowed physicians to access images and reports on mobile devices. While Calvetti imagined this would be a big ordeal, she said it was actually a non-event. Because many physicians were already familiar with and using mobile devices, the transition to the new PACS was so smooth that even Calvetti could not believe it. “It was the smoothest transition and upgrade that we have experienced to date,” she said. “It was profound. I’m still in shock.” The administration at Memorial Medical Center communicated to physicians what was included in the upgrade and when it was going to come. There were also demonstrations of the system before it went live, and administration ran the new system and the old system in tandem for a couple of weeks. Her advice to organizations looking to implement a similar program is to have key physicians trial the system so they can give feedback and provide support. She said being able to provide insight about tricks and tips, and having individuals test it to make sure there are no limitations and that the organization is going to want to keep it, is extremely beneficial.Future of Mobile TechnologiesWith the simplicity of deployment, as well as the speed at which physicians and patients are able to transmit and receive information, mobile technology will continue to push the limits of healthcare. It has already proven to be invaluable in certain subsets. “There’s real quantitative evidence of how important this is,” Panner said. “Early studies have shown objective ability to improve delivery of care in the stroke context and in trauma care.” And although Memorial Medical Center allows physicians to bring their own devices, there is one exception. “Right now the organization does not provide mobile devices to any of our referring physicians, except for our stroke team, because the time, treatment and diagnosis is so essential for our patients,” Calvetti said.Mobile technology has already greatly influenced the quality of patient care and that is projected to continue. “I think it’s going to be very pivotal for patient care. It’s going to expedite the care that a patient gets because you can access images and communicate care plans anywhere,” Calvetti said. Panner agreed that the future of mobile technology is bright. “As healthcare becomes more virtual and more accessible, and we’re forced to innovate around new models of care, mobile technology is going to be front and center to that,” he concluded. Reference1. Fornell D, “FDA Offers Guidance on Explosion of Mobile Medical Apps,” Imaging Technology News. 2013: 11:48-50. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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. 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The government recorded a fiscal surplus of €431.5m, or roughly2.4 per cent of GDP, on a cash basis in the first eight months of the year, compared to €12.1m in 2016, the finance ministry said.The government initially aimed at generating a fiscal surplus of 0.2 per cent but revised the target last month to 0.9 per cent against 0.4 per cent in 2016.It saw its revenue rise by €549m, to almost €4.7bn, in the first eight months of the year compared to the respective period last year, the finance ministry said in a statement on its website. Total expenditure rose by €105m to well under €4.3bn.The increase in revenue in the first eight months was mainly due to an indirect tax revenue surge, which rose by €213m, to €1.9bn, including an increase of €157m in value-added tax revenue, to €1.1bn, the ministry said. Direct tax revenue rose by €174m, to €1.4bn. Social insurance contributions rose by €74m, to €756.9m, while non-tax revenue rose by €80m, to 594.1m.The rise in government spending in January to August mainly reflected a €68m increase in interest payments, to €394.5m, resulting from recent bond buybacks, the ministry said. It was followed by a €44m increase in wages and salaries, to €1.1bn, and by €39m in expenditure for goods and services, to €268.4m.Spending on pensions rose by €12m, to €361.4m, and social insurance payments rose by €9m, to €1bn, it said. The rise in spending was partly offset by a €34m reduction in subsidies, a €17m drop in current transfers, and €12m in non-allocated expenditure.The primary surplus, which is the difference between revenue and expenditure excluding the cost of servicing public debt, more than doubled, to €774.5m in January to August, from €336m the previous year, the finance ministry says.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
19Dec Governor signs Price legislation to digitize court records Rep. Amanda Price and Gov. Rick Snyder hold Public Act 201 of 2013, which eliminates the requirement that all writs, proceedings and records be “on paper,” allowing documents to be created and maintained electronically. The legislation also allows documents to be signed electronically. Categories: News
No appointment is necessary to attend coffee hours. Anyone unable to attend during the scheduled times may contact Rep. VanderWall at his office at (517) 373-0825 or CurtVanderWall@house.mi.gov. Categories: VanderWall News State Rep. Curt VanderWall of Ludington announced his upcoming coffee hours for the month of January.“It has been my goal since being elected to this position to be as accessible as possible to the community,” VanderWall said. “I invite everyone to attend my coffee hours and to share their thoughts and concerns regarding state government.”Rep. VanderWall will be available at the following times and locations:Friday, Jan. 268 to 9 a.m. at Scottville City Hall, 105 Main St. in Scottville;10 to 11 a.m. in the Manistee County Board of Commissioners Room, 415 Third St. in Manistee;1 to 2 p.m. in the Benzie County Board of Commissioners Room, 448 Court Place in Beulah; and3 to 4 p.m. in the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners Room, 8527 E. Government Center Drive in Suttons Bay. 11Jan Rep. VanderWall invites residents to his January coffee hours
Tags: Kayak Tax, Tourism Categories: Hernandez News 08May Hernandez fights proposed ‘kayak tax’ “I hope we sent a strong message today…no new kayak tax”Lansing – State Representative Shane Hernandez (R-Port Huron) voted for a resolution today opposing the Michigan State Waterways Commission’s proposed “kayak tax,” which would require all kayaks, canoes and paddle boards to be registered with the state.Hernandez said people should not be penalized for supporting the state’s tourism industry, especially considering participation in paddle sports increases at a rate of 7 percent each year in Michigan.“I refuse to accept a proposal that will deter people from joining in on this growing pastime that is so great for Michigan’s economy,” said Hernandez, of Port Huron. “With water sports being such an important part of the tourism and recreation industries in the 83rd district, I’m proud to support today’s resolution. I hope we sent a strong message to the Waterways Commission – no new kayak tax.”The House approved the resolutions with overwhelming, bipartisan support.###
Share18Tweet9ShareEmail27 SharesBy Speijen [CC BY-SA 4.0], from Wikimedia CommonsApril 10, 2018; PoliticoIn a repositioning of sorts, and as NPQ wrote, Puerto Rico governor Ricardo Rosselló announced last week that he’d shifted to defense mode when it comes to the rebuilding of Puerto Rico. But this week, he went into offense, announcing a new voter registration effort targeting Puerto Ricans in the US for the midterm elections.Rosselló told Politico, “Puerto Rico has never had a structure like the one that we’re forming. It has never demonstrated to have the national wherewithal and political power that we hope to showcase in this election. And if we do that, I think it will start pressing on these issues. Of second-class citizenship, equality, and then what are the solutions for Puerto Rico.”For Rosselló, this dovetails nicely with his own pro-statehood position. As Politico writes, “He expected to use his bully pulpit to push for Puerto Rican statehood. Instead, he’s been trying to get the island back to the basics of food, electricity and running water—though that, he argues, is about statehood, too.”Rosselló is right about one thing: “It’s all based on one thing: political power. We don’t have it.” With this initiative, he hopes to “reward the politicians who’ve helped and punish those who haven’t.”Rosselló is relying on the experience of Cuban Americans, who organized two million people over 60 years to shape American foreign policy in Cuba. There are 5.6 million Puerto Ricans in the US and they are concentrated in a few states: Florida, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Ohio, and Texas. It is here that he will focus the effort.His father, former Puerto Rico governor Dr. Pedro Rosselló, quotes the conclusion of federal First Court of Appeals Judge Juan Torruella in an article from the same day at Alaska’s Juneau Empire: “In 2018, the starting point has to be the fact that we are dealing with a gross civil rights violation perpetrated for over a century against several million US citizens. They have been denied equality with the rest of the nation for the absurd reason that they reside in a different geographic area than the majority of their fellow citizens.”Rosselló himself concludes, “What I’m trying to do is help facilitate the unfinished business of American democracy, where we finally eliminate colonialism.” However, he reluctantly acknowledges there is another option, even if he considers it “less desirable”—independence.—Cyndi SuarezShare18Tweet9ShareEmail27 Shares