HK Chief Executive postpones controversial bill

first_imgHong Kong: Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced on Saturday the “suspension” of her controversial proposed extradition law, which has generated massive opposition in the streets. Lam told a press conference that the project, which could allow China to extradite fugitives from Hong Kong, is temporarily “suspended” to defuse the crisis it has unleashed, Efe news reported. She added that the goal of the law was to avoid Hong Kong becoming a “safe haven for criminals”. The decision comes after meeting with members of her Executive Council and calls from several supporters of the regulation on Friday for the suspension of the project. Opponents of the bill have planned another demonstration on Sunday.last_img

PSU banks complete first round of ideation exercise

first_imgNew Delhi: State Bank of India and other public sector lenders on Sunday completed the first round of bottom-up ideation exercise for further streamlining the banking sector to help the nation become a USD 5-trillion economy in five years. Banks embarked on a month-long campaign beginning Saturday on the direction of Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance with the aim to generate suggestions and ideas from the branch level for preparing a road map for the future growth of the banking sector. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal The move by the Finance Ministry is aimed at re-invigorating sagging economy in which banking sector has important role to play especially in boosting consumption through higher credit flow to the productive sectors. SBI conducted meetings at 502 regional Business Offices spread across 17 circles in which over 15,000 officers participated over the past two days, the bank’s managing director P K Gupta said here. “Lots of suggestions have come. Some of them relate to improving processes, introduction of new products and making the bank more customer friendly among others,” he said. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boost Some suggestion were with regard to government and regulators which will be taken up at later stage of the exercise, he said, adding, all these suggestions will be collated over the next week and will be placed at the state-level meeting. Gupta further said, the primary objective of this meeting was to identify and finalise ways and means to increase credit to various sectors of the economy, enhance the use of technology to bring about innovation. Speaking at the occasion, Chief General Manager of SBI Delhi circle Vijuy Ronjan said, the presence of top management during the consultative process has resulted in a renewed sense of involvement and purpose down to the branch level and the bank is geared towards implementing the road map for the future. Many ideas were made on making branches more responsive to customers and enhancing digital access. “I strongly believe that this bottom-up consultative process will provide a platform for field personnel to represent and bring forward the grass-root level challenges in their respective areas. This campaign is unique in a way that it will make them drivers of the policy making/reforms to address the involvement and motivation among field functionaries” Union Bank of India MD Rajkiran Rai G said. All other leading state-owned lenders including Punjab National Bank, Bank of Baroda, Canara Bank, Andhra Bank, Syndicate Bank and Indian Overseas Bank held the meeting across the country. Many suggestions have come with regard to making banking citizen-centric as well as more responsive to the needs and aspirations of Senior citizens, farmers, small industries, entrepreneurs, youth, students and women, Indian Overseas Bank said in a statement. According to Andhra Bank, theme of the campaign was also focussed on raising credit offtake for supporting economic growth, credit support to infrastructure and role of the banking sector in doubling farmers’ income and water conservation. Besides, supporting green economy, improving education loan and other sectors such as micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and exports were also part of discussion. In addition, there was focus on pushing digital economy and financial inclusion. The campaign comes at a time when the economy is facing headwind and has slowed to a 5-year low of 6.8 per cent during the last fiscal. There are ominous signs showing that slowdown may be deep. The automobile sector is facing its worst crisis in two decades and reports suggest thousands of job losses in the auto and ancillary industry. In the real estate sector, the number of unsold homes has increased, while fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies have reported a decline in volume growth in the first quarter.last_img read more

AFN national chief urges action on gross human rights violation

first_imgOTTAWA — Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde is calling the forced sterilization of Indigenous women a “gross human-rights violation” that must immediately end.Bellegarde says the scope of the problem must be examined across Canada, and the practice is reprehensible.He also points to a resolution passed by First Nations chiefs this summer at the AFN annual general assembly calling for increased awareness about the issue, efforts to stop it and support for survivors seeking redress.Bellegarde’s comments come as Maurice Law, a Canadian law firm, and Amnesty International Canada look to raise the issue at the United Nations Committee Against Torture this month.In its submission to the UN committee, the firm says it is seeking to advance legal reforms on the “modern-day forced sterilization of Indigenous women in publicly funded and administered hospitals in Canada.”The firm is leading a proposed class action against all health regions across Saskatchewan, the federal and Saskatchewan governments and individual medical professionals.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Always ticking Canadas population clock shows demographic changes in real time

first_imgA Quebecer moves to the Northwest Territories, a family in Newfoundland and Labrador welcomes a new arrival, another in British Columbia mourns a loss, an immigrant settles somewhere in Ontario.Within the span of just a few minutes, an online tool from Statistics Canada offers an evocative snapshot of the country’s ever-shifting population through a series of statistically modelled demographic events.The so-called “population clock” — which went live shortly after Canada Day last year — uses StatCan data to present a real-time visualization of the country’s major demographic trends, including births, deaths, immigration and emigration.Watching it is somewhat akin to playing a real-life, nationwide version of the city-building video game SimCity: coloured bars representing births, deaths and various migrations slowly fill up or deplete, leading to animations on a map showing each occurrence playing out across the country.It’s not quite true to life, of course — the federal government doesn’t claim to be tracking every individual in the country in real-time — but one of the page’s main designers says it’s pretty close.Patrick Charbonneau, a senior analyst with StatCan’s demography division, says the model is based on the agency’s latest population estimates, which are updated every three months.“The counts that are shown in the population clock are strictly for visualization purposes, to give Canadians a sense of how fast the population is changing. It’s more of a learning tool than a decision-making tool,” said Charbonneau.“But those numbers are still obtained through really robust methodology nevertheless.”Charbonneau said the agency launched the clock in an effort to increase “statistical literacy” in the general population — particularly among young Canadians — and to give people a sense of how the population is changing.“I think it’s something that everyone should be able to know — how fast the population is changing … What is the rhythm? What is the pace?” said Charbonneau.He said the clock has proven popular in its first year, becoming one of the most-visited pages on StatCan’s website. He said he’s also heard accounts from teachers who have shown it in their classrooms to introduce students to population studies.Howard Ramos, a professor of sociology at Dalhousie University, said it’s important for Canadians to maintain a life-long interest in the demographic trends that continue to shape the country.“I think that a lot of Canadians would even be surprised by the overall population — we’re now at 37 and a half million people. I think a lot of people’s notion of how big we are or how populated we are is often frozen by what they got in high school social studies,” he said.“It would offer a lot of insight on the importance of immigration in Canada. I think that certainly you see that in the bigger cities like Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal. But in the rest of the country, this tool really shows the impact and the importance of immigration to maintaining our population, not to mention growing it.”Ramos urged Canadians to check out the tool for themselves, and if they find it interesting, to “dig into” the vast amount of data available on Statistics Canada’s website.“This is a great way for us to get to know who we are,” he said.“If you live only in Toronto, Vancouver or Montreal, you might not know what it’s like to live in the Yukon, or in Cape Breton, or in the Prairies. And these kinds of tools allow us to begin to see what those places look like, and begin to imagine them.”___Online: http://bit.ly/2XAvnHsAdam Burns, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Ahead Of World AIDS Day 2017 RED Announces 500 Million Raised For

first_imgAhead of World AIDS Day 2017, (RED) – the AIDS organization founded by Bono and Bobby Shriver – announces it has delivered a total of $500 million to The Global Fund, to fund HIV/AIDS programs in sub-Saharan Africa.Since (RED)’s founding in 2006, the money raised through special events and campaigns led by more than 100 private sector partners, supporters and creative collaborators has benefited the lives of 110 million people through treatment, prevention, testing, counseling and care services.Bono, co-founder, (RED), said; “Half a billion dollars to prevent and treat AIDS – now that’s a reason to punch the sky. When Bobby Shriver and I started (RED) just over a decade ago we had big goals, but even our big heads couldn’t have dreamed up a number like that. This achievement belongs to the (RED) companies and consumers who have supported (RED) and raised a load of money and a load of awareness about AIDS – which is more the point because our experience is if there isn’t heat and excitement around an issue, big government budgets get cut and people die.”(RED) is fortunate to have had the transformational support of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which has generously provided matching funds for key campaigns to multiply the impact of individual and corporate donations. For the third year in a row, the Gates Foundation will be matching every dollar raised for (RED)’s SHOPATHON, up to $15 million.U2, Charlize Theron, Reese Witherspoon & TAEYEON among stars offering winnable experiences on OmazeBringing further heat to the AIDS fight, (RED) is once again teaming-up with fundraising platform Omaze, to offer fans chances to win extraordinary experiences with their favorite stars, for as little as a $10 donation. Winnable (SHOPATHON)RED experiences on Omaze.com/RED include: • Swing into action and play mini golf with U2’s Bono, The Edge, Adam and Larry • Get you’re a** kicked by Charlize Theron at a workout session • Hit the red carpet with Reese Witherspoon at the premiere of ‘A Wrinkle In Time’ • Head to Seoul with K-Pop sensation, TAEYEON, for the ultimate music, food & fun experienceBuy gifts that keep giving with more than 150 spectacular (RED) products on amazon.com/RED(RED) and Amazon have teamed-up for special holiday shopping offering brilliant (RED) products that raise money for the Global Fund to fight AIDS. Shoppers can choose from more than 150 (RED) products including fashion, cosmetics, kitchen goods, tech and more at Amazon.com/RED or via the Amazon App.Sharing smart ways to shop and give back, stars including Neil Patrick Harris, Tyra Banks, DJ Khaled, Ricardo Kaka, Allison Williams, Javier Muñoz, Jay Ellis, and Yvonne Orji highlight their favorite (RED) products to give – and get – on amazon.com/RED.As the Official Payment Provider of (SHOPATHON)RED, long-standing (RED) partner Bank of America is making every dollar spent go even further. For every dollar spent on Amazon.com/RED from November 20 until December 31, Bank of America will donate 30 cents – the daily cost of life-saving HIV/AIDS medication in sub-Saharan Africa – up to $1.5 million.last_img read more

It will split the nation Tiwari on Cong manifesto

first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi BJP President Manoj Tiwari issued a strong statement on Tuesday criticizing the Indian National Congress’ Lok Sabha manifesto for the upcoming polls. Congress released its manifesto, titled “Hum Nibhayenge” (“we will deliver”) on Tuesday afternoon, promising a host of things, including a minimum wage scheme for poor families and amendments to the AFSPA, to which BJP members have shown great disdain.In his strongly worded criticism of the Congress and its new manifesto, Tiwari said, “the only historic thing about this manifesto is how it will be responsible for Congress’ historical loss this election.” Accusing the party of deliberately trying to split the nation, the MP from North-East Delhi said that the Congress manifesto is a recipe created to specifically attack the armed forces of India. Tiwari said, “The election manifesto of Congress party also says that it will abolish the provision of sedition and special powers under AFPSA will be reviewed. It proves that Congress is with the enemies of the country. Congress should be ashamed on the fact that the Kashmir is with India only due to the sacrifice of our armed forces and it is very disappointing that the Congress wants to take away the powers of the armed forces and talk to the separatists,” he added. In the statement, Tiwari goes on to praise the current government’s work during the last term and adds that this work will be the reason for their landslide victory in 2019. The statement further read, “Our popular Prime Minister has honestly worked hard for the welfare of the last man in the society during his five-year-term and due to this the trust of the people in our Government has strengthened.”last_img read more

Puerto Rico population to drop 14 after hurricane

A municipal employee (R) teaches a group a people at the shelter how to prepare the military Meals Ready to Eat that the government is providing in Barranquitas, Puerto Rico October 31, 2017. (Photo: AFP)MIAMI, United States (AFP) — Puerto Rico’s population is set to decrease by 14 per cent to 2.9 million inhabitants by 2019 due to an exodus of residents fleeing the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria in September, a study has found.The Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College in New York estimated in a report released last month that about 114,000 to 213,000 Puerto Rican residents will leave the island annually “as a result of Hurricane Maria.”Between 2017 and 2019, the US territory stands to lose 470,335 residents, it added.“In the decade prior to Hurricane Maria, net migration from Puerto Rico to the United States amounted to approximately half a million, which represented a loss of ten per cent of the island’s population,” said report authors Edwin Melendez and Jennifer Hinojosa.“In other words, Puerto Rico will lose the same population in a span of a couple of years after Hurricane Maria as the island lost during a prior decade of economic stagnation.”Tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans have fled to the mainland since Maria struck on September 20, devastating the island, just two weeks after Hurricane Irma tore through the Caribbean.The vast majority went to Florida and New York, which already had around one million Puerto Ricans each. Around 700,000 Puerto Ricans live in New York City.Overall, there are five million Puerto Ricans on the US mainland, compared to 3.4 million on the island.Melendez and Hinojosa estimate that between 40,000 and 82,000 people will migrate to Florida each year from Puerto Rico.That figured has already been topped, with a Florida emergency management official telling AFP that more than 134,000 Puerto Ricans have arrived in Florida since October 3 through the international airports of Tampa, Orlando and Miami.But it’s unclear how many are moving to Florida permanently compared to how many are simply visiting temporarily.The move is one of the biggest obstacles to recovery for the island, which has been beset by financial hardship.“The population decrease in Puerto Rico… has multiple economic repercussions for the island,” Jorge Duany, an anthropologist at Florida International University who specialises in Puerto Rican migration, said in an interview.As of Monday, only 42 per cent of Puerto Rican customers had electricity on the island, which went dark after Maria.At least 51 people died because of the storm, according to official figures, while the local press speaks of dozens of people who have disappeared.Some 2,600 people still live in shelters. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedPuerto Rico mostly in the dark one month after hurricaneOctober 19, 2017In “World”Hurricane Maria killed 4,500 in Puerto Rico, 70 times official toll — studyMay 29, 2018In “World”Hurricane Maria pummels Puerto RicoSeptember 20, 2017In “World” read more

Opera Mini surges in 2012 as mobile users scramble to conserve data

first_imgOpera Mini once ruled the mobile browsing world. Though relative newcomers like Safari and the Android browser have taken over the lead, Opera is still a dominant force. As it turns out, 2012 was another strong year for the Norwegian software developer.Opera’s page compression technology has a lot to do with this success. In emerging markets where network connections aren’t always the speediest, Opera’s back-end wizardry can be a huge benefit. Areas like Latin America and Africa showed particularly strong growth, but Opera Mini is growing in places like the U.S, too, and compression could very well be the key.Not everyone wants to to be locked in to a huge data plan, after all. For users on more cost-conscious contracts, Opera Mini offers a way to get a solid mobile web experience without slurping down bits by the bucketload. As device resolutions continue to climb higher, the size of the average web page keeps on growing. Right now the average page weighs in at around 1.2MB. At that size, it doesn’t take long to chew through a gig of mobile data — and that’s where Opera Mini’s compression can be a real boon. It does a good job of helping users stretch those valuable data contract dollars.Clearly its users are taking advantage of the savings. In December 2012, Opera says it processed about 12 petabytes of uncompressed data on the Mini servers alone (Opera and Opera Mobile use different servers for their turbo modes).Although 2012 was a strong year for Opera Mini, there were bumps along the way. Slight drops in the user base were reported in both April and September, but they were ultimately just blips on the radar. By December, Opera Mini had crossed the 200 million user threshold and another 20 million-plus users were running its more full-featured companion, Opera Mobile. While the number of Opera Mobile users has mostly held steady for the past 24 months, Opera Mini is still growing by leaps and bounds.More reading: Opera Ice is a ‘futuristic’ gesture-friendly mobile browserlast_img read more

Uber launches JUMP dockless electric bikes in San Diego with free rides

first_img SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Uber launched a fleet of JUMP e-bikes Monday in San Diego, making it the 12th city in the U.S. and fifth in California to have the service.Uber plans to disperse 300 bikes around a 28-square-mile service area from Pacific Beach to Crim Avenue downtown. The company hopes to expand to 95 square miles by the end of the year.The bikes are dockless, electric and can accelerate up to 20 mph. Theyo feature “lock-to” technology and a GPS system to coax riders to lock them in places outside of pedestrian walkways. Shared bikes and scooters have received push-back from San Diego residents in part due to concerns over riders locking them in areas where they block foot traffic.JUMP launched as a bikeshare company in 2017 and expanded to multiple metro areas around the U.S. Uber acquired JUMP in May as part of the ride- hailing company’s effort to increase its footprint in the public transit market. Uber launched in Los Angeles last Wednesday after receiving an operating permit from the city.“We see a world where people in San Diego can easily live without a car by taking advantage of a wide variety of transportation options, from ebikes to rideshare and beyond, requested right from the Uber app,” said Mike Egziabher, general manager of JUMP’s Southern California branch. “Today’s launch gets us closer to that vision by giving people in San Diego an affordable, environmentally friendly way to get from point A to point B.”Uber will offer five free 30-minute bike rides per day to each San Diego customer through Dec. 9 to celebrate the launch. The bikes can be located and unlocked with the Uber app and the JUMP app. At launch, a ride on one of the bikes in San Diego will cost $1 to unlock and 10 cents per each subsequent minute.Uber’s full press release can be read below: Posted: November 19, 2018 Updated: 2:59 PM November 19, 2018 Today, Uber announced the launch of dockless electric bikeshare service JUMP in San Diego. JUMP bikes are electric and provide a boost with every pedal (up to 20 mph), making it easier for riders to get around their city without breaking a sweat. The bikes have integrated “lock to” technology and feature GPS intelligence, to encourage riders to lock their bikes in responsible locations outside of the pedestrian pathway.“We see a world where people in San Diego can easily live without a car by taking advantage of a wide variety of transportation options, from ebikes to rideshare and beyond, requested right from the Uber app” said Mike Egziabher, General Manager, Southern California, JUMP. “Today’s launch gets us closer to that vision by giving people in San Diego an affordable, environmentally friendly way to get from point A to point B.“While pricing varies by city, in San Diego at launch, ebikes will cost $1 to unlock and then just 10 cents per minute to ride. As part of a launch promotion, riders get five free trips up to 30 minutes long each day through December 9. JUMP will start with 300 bikes available across a 28 square mile radius, from Pacific Beach all the way downtown to Crim avenue; and from the northmost point at Chalcedony St. to the southmost point at National Ave.In 2017, JUMP bikes launched the first ever dockless electric bike share system in the United States. Dockless bike share expands transportation options for residents by making it easier to rent and park a bike anywhere within the service area, instead of at designated stations. In May, Uber acquired JUMP as part of its mission to expand the menu of affordable, reliable transportation options that can be requested using  the Uber app, and make it even easier for residents to get across town without relying on their own personal vehicle.JUMP’s pedal assist bikes are available in Austin, Chicago, Denver, New York City, Providence, Sacramento, Santa Cruz, San Francisco, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C. They also have scooters available in Austin, Santa Monica and LA.In California, JUMP is already bringing multimodal transportation to users across the state. In October, JUMP started expanding its fleet of bikes San Francisco, from 250 to 500 bikes after data showed that over 38,000 unique riders took more than 326,000 total trips during the pilot. Around Sacramento, JUMP recently expanded its service area by more than 50 percent to meet demand of more residents. And last week, it announced that it started deploying 3,000 ebikes and scooters across LA.How it Works:With both the Uber and JUMP mobile apps, users can find and unlock JUMP pedal-assist ebikes. It’s simple to use.Via Uber:Tap the “mode switch” on the homescreen of the Uber app, and select bikeYou’ll see the available JUMP bikes around you, and can select one to reserve.The app will give you a pin number so you can unlock your bike.Via JUMP:Download the JUMP Bikes app to create an account.Use the in-app map to find and reserve bikes – or simply walk up to a bike and enter your account number and four-digit pin. KUSI Newsroom, Uber launches JUMP dockless electric bikes in San Diego with free rides KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Voters Defeat Controversial School Finance Measure HISD Prop 1

first_img X Laura IsenseeThere was a strong campaign against Proposition 1 in HISD, which would send tax dollars from the district to the state, under the so-called “Robin Hood” program. 00:00 /01:39 Listen center_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share Voters defeated a controversial school finance measure on the ballot for the Houston Independent School District, known as Proposition 1, sending the state’s largest school district into uncharted waters.The measure asked HISD taxpayers if they would send a check to the state to help fund education, to the tune of $162 million next spring and in the form of “attendance tax credits.”Houston Public Media’s Coverage of Election 2016With more than half of ballots counted, more than 60 percent of voters rejected the measure while just under 40 percent were in favor.A powerful coalition lined up against the measure, including Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, several HISD trustees and the Houston Federation of Teachers. A political action committee, Houstonians for Stronger Schools, waged an ad campaign and spent over $100,000.“I am so proud of the people of Houston who voted against this measure with the understanding that this is just the first step in our fight for justice for the many students and families that depend on us,” Turner said in a statement. “We need a realistic and effective public school education finance model that protects our local dollars and more importantly provides the resources necessary to enhance the opportunities for the students of the Houston Independent School District.”The defeat triggers an unprecedented situation.Technically, state law still requires HISD to share some of its money – just another way. It allows the state’s Education Commissioner to detach valuable commercial property from HISD’s tax base and let another, property-poor district tax it instead. No other school district in the state has rejected this kind of school finance measure before.Opponents, like Turner, argued that the payment to the state would take money away from needy children in Houston and a “no” vote could force the Texas Legislature to reform the state’s complicated school finance system.“Today is a win for our schools, students and the community, but the fight is not over,” said HISD Trustee Jolanda Jones in a statement. “We must now lobby the Texas Legislature to ensure that HISD has the appropriate level of funding to create opportunities for all of our students.”It’s not clear, however, if state lawmakers will take up school finance reform. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, a Houston-area Republican who also leads the state senate, has mentioned lawmakers need a special session to address school finance, because there’s not enough time in the 140-day regular session. Gov. Greg Abbott, also a Republican, publicly rejected that idea, saying a special session on education isn’t needed.The HISD board of trustees put the proposition on the ballot because the state’s largest school district now qualifies as a property-wealthy district, even if the majority of its students come from low-income households. It has to share some of its property tax revenue under the state’s Robin Hood plan, also known as recapture. It’s meant to equalize wealth among rich and poor school districts, who largely depend on property-tax revenue to pay for schools.last_img read more

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first_imgNews | January 04, 2013 Lexmark Acquires Acuo Technologies Acuo adds vendor-neutral archive software segment Technology | Archive Cloud Storage | November 19, 2018 Intelerad Launches Nuage Disaster Recovery Platform November 19, 2018 — Intelerad Medical Systems announced the launch of the nuage Disaster Recovery (DR) Platform. read more News | Enterprise Imaging | August 31, 2018 Greenville Health System Adopts Agfa HealthCare Enterprise Imaging System Agfa HealthCare and Greenville Health System (GHS), South Carolina, announced the successful implementation of a… read more Jan. 2, 2013 — Lexmark International, Inc. (NYSE: LXK) today announced the acquisition of Acuo Technologies, LLC, a recognized leader in high performance software and services for clinical content management, data migration and vendor neutral archives (VNA), for a cash purchase price of approximately $45 million. Acuo Technologies will become a part of Perceptive Software, a Lexmark company.Acuo Technologies, when combined with Lexmark’s Perceptive Software healthcare software solutions, will enable customers to deploy a single, enterprise-wide access platform for clinical content via any electronic medical record (EMR) system. Acuo Technologies’ Universal Clinical Platform (UCP) is a vendor-neutral foundation that drives better care delivery through a patient-centric approach by consolidating medical images. Its offerings include a single integration point for all medical imaging assets, lowering costs and risks through the UCP’s ability to work with different systems – enabling flexibility and efficiency across users and departments.Many national governments, university medical centers, and urban and regional acute care centers and companies use Acuo Technologies’ software and services, primarily in North America and Europe. Together, Perceptive Software and Acuo Technologies will offer a unique set of technologies to the healthcare sector—enterprise content management (ECM), VNA with clinical content viewing, and database conversion—that combine to manage the entire range of content within the healthcare enterprise. With this acquisition, Perceptive Software becomes the only vendor to own this technology in order to provide this powerful healthcare solution, driving better patient care, an enhanced clinician experience and cost savings through a single, enterprise-wide and content-based medical record that is accessible via any EMR system.Lexmark retains a strong liquidity position with a long history of cash generation. This acquisition illustrates Lexmark’s consistent execution of the company’s stated capital allocation framework. Lexmark’s capital allocation framework is to pursue acquisitions that support growth and increase software and solutions capabilities, while returning more than 50 percent of free cash flow to shareholders, on average, through quarterly dividends and share repurchases. Since mid-2011, Lexmark has returned to shareholders more than $500 million in the form of dividends and share repurchases.For more information: www.acuotech.com, www.lexmark.com News | Enterprise Imaging | August 09, 2018 Visage Signs Mercy for Visage 7 Open Archive Visage Imaging Inc. announced that it has signed a seven-year contract with Mercy, the fifth largest Catholic health… read more News | Radiology Business | March 07, 2019 Carestream Health To Sell its Healthcare IT Business To Philips Carestream Health has signed an agr read more News | Remote Viewing Systems | July 30, 2018 Children’s Hospital Colorado to Manage Medical Images Via the Cloud With Nucleus.io Platform NucleusHealth and Children’s Hospital Colorado’s (Children’s Colorado) Center for Innovation have formed a strategic… read more Related Content News | Archive Cloud Storage | December 20, 2018 IMS Announces Integration of Cloud Image Viewing Platform With Google Cloud International Medical Solutions (IMS) recently announced it will provide Google Cloud account users with the ability to… read more FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) | February 07, 2019 Connecticut, California Imaging Centers Deploy Ambra Cloud VNA Ambra Health announced that Naugatuck Valley Radiology and Insight Imaging are among the latest groups of leading… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | June 27, 2019 Ambra Health Announces Integration With Box Ambra Health announced an integration with Box to enable the sharing of medical imaging directly from within Box’s… read more Carestream Health has signed an agreement to sell its healthcare information systems (HCIS) business to Philips Healthcare. This includes its radiology and cardiology PACS and reporting software. Image by geralt on Pixabay  News | Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) | September 04, 2018 Novarad Highest Rated in Customer Satisfaction on Gartner Peer Insights VNA Category Novarad Healthcare Enterprise Imaging has taken the highest rated spot on Gartner’s Peer Insights technology review… read more News | Remote Viewing Systems | July 16, 2019 Anatomage Releases Anatomage Cloud Platform Anatomage Inc. released an update to the Anatomage Cloud platform that allows medical and dental professionals to… read more last_img read more

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first_img Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more Video Player is loading.Arthur Agatston explains the history of CT calcium scoring 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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Combining interventional radiology (IR) and computed tomography (CT), healthcare providers can plan, treat and verify in a single clinical setting for better patient care – rather than transferring patients between departments, risking infection and dragging out procedure times.Toshiba’s Infinix 4DCT maximizes the full potential of IR and CT systems to deliver real-time CT images during interventions instead of CT-like images. The system improves workflow with its SUREGuidance technology (pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance) that allows for seamless and automatic transition between modalities. And, it is capable of saving hours by allowing clinicians to perform CT and interventional procedures within the same room and verify treatment success immediately after procedures.Clinically, the system improves workflow of oncology and cardiac procedures. It provides interventionalists with CT images of liver tumors and produces more precise views of the heart and stent placements. Clinicians can also adjust the procedure with real-time studies instead of relying on CT images taken at an earlier time.Toshiba exhibited the Infinix 4DCT at the 2015 Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) annual meeting in Atlanta, Feb. 28 – Mar. 5. The system is FDA cleared with the Infinix Elite and Aquilion One Vision Edition.For more information: www.medical.toshiba.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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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first_imgOur “Weekend Arts Spotlight” presents Sunday interviews with artists who are from, working in, or inspired by Costa Rica, ranging from writers and actors to dancers and musicians. Do you know of an artist we should consider, whether a long-time favorite or an up-and-comer? Email us at kstanley@ticotimes.net. Facebook Comments Related posts:Costa Rica’s Blind Pig Blues Band recording live album at Hard Rock Café Saturday What not to miss at Costa Rica’s National Arts Festival Arts and culture in brief: the (very spooky) week ahead in Costa Rica Blues artist Jose Ramírez returns to San Pedro The love of music and a friendship of more than nine years brought together the musicians Julián Garita (vocals), Felipe González (bass), Felipe Apéstegui (guitar), Sebastián Suñol (drums) and Martín Brandt (keyboard). Two years ago, this group of friends decided to approach their musical project in a more serious manner. And the band Magpie Jay was born.Now they’ve released two albums: “Monte Claro” (2015) and “Islita” (2016). For both albums the band went to Guanacaste to create their music, and the albums’ names pay homage to the places in which they were created. Magpie Jay is a band that combines the music and art skills the band members have. Apéstegui designs the album covers and singer Garita does the photographic documentation.The Tico Times sat down and spoke with bass player González and guitarist Apéstegui about Magpie Jay’s work at our offices in Barrio Amón.Excerpts follow.What is the meaning of music for you?FG: For me it’s an expression of emotions, feelings and memories. I think it symbolizes that and I’m really thankful to be able to express myself in that way. I can have various sessions of me playing and it all depends on my mood at the time. Regarding that, I play different things. It’s not only about playing, but also about listening. Music has [that power] that it’s about when you identify yourself with it. When a girlfriend breaks up with you, you can listen to Coldplay and it’ll make you cry. It can go from that until the feeling of wanting to exercise while listening to music. It’s about both expressing yourself and identifying with it.FA: Music allows you to communicate things that you can’t express through writing because the feelings are very abstract. Sometimes you’re happy, but not that happy because it’s difficult to concretely explain that. For me, music is that language that’s better understood with what you have on your inside. It’s also a medium that allows you to communicate with the masses if you’re sufficiently listened to. It’s a platform that allows you to say your things and for others to listen. In a certain way, it makes you think about what you want to say, what’s going on in your life and who you are for the people that are listening to you. It also breaks barriers. It’s a universal language.center_img What do you want to communicate with your music?FG: We’re not a band that wants to express a social or political message.FA: Maybe not yet. [Laughs]FG: We write the songs in accordance to what’s happening in our lives. In general, most of the songs in “Islita” are about breakup. It’s about a lot of expressions that we don’t want to communicate. Rather than communicating it, we want to express them and the most gratifying part is when people identify with it. I think that’s what fulfills us the most.FA: For now, the message has been very intimate. In most of the songs that Garita writes, what he does is that he thinks out loud and analyzes himself. As Feli was saying, we’re not a band with a political or social message, but I think that has a lot to do with our ages. I’m 22, he’s 24 and the rest of the members are within those two ages. I think it’s an age in which you’re questioning a lot of things like what you were doing before and the end of your childhood and adolescence. You’re in a stage in which you’ve got to make decisions for the rest of your life. It makes sense for me to be making music in that way because it’s what you have in mind. Maybe in a few years, when you’ll have resolved those things, you’ll probably begin looking toward what surrounds you.Which are your inspirations?FG: We’ve got a lot of inspirations. The Red Hot Chili Peppers will always be our inspiration. At some point we learned to play about 70 of their songs. We listen to a lot of new music.FA: We’ve got a lot of inspirations from bands because every time new music comes out, we want to listen to the new albums. The inspiration is something strange because you sometimes find inspiration in anything. Sometimes I watch a video in which someone does a new technique on guitar that I haven’t explored, so I want to try it out. I’m not necessarily thinking of Magpie Jay, but I just show it to them afterwards and each one of them will interpret it on their own way.FG: Our inspiration also comes from us because everyone has that dream to keep playing and hopefully travel around the world doing what we love. In that sense, everyone is on the same page. The inspiration comes from us; that need of wanting to record and release an album because it’s difficult. It’s all a process.How did the process differ between “Monte Claro” and “Islita”?FA: For “Islita” everything was taken much more seriously. With “Monte Claro” we were nothing. The band had not been consecrated. No one knew what Magpie Jay was, not even ourselves. It was sort of like an experiment. I’m pretty sure that at the studio, Miguel, the producer, and Popeye, the sound engineer, saw us as a group of friends that had been playing for a long time, had their original songs and wanted to record an EP only for the experience. As we went along recording it and listened to it, we saw the potential it had. Afterwards it was about giving the album an image and begin playing live. It became a snowball, in the sense that we noticed that there was much more to do with Magpie Jay. For the second album, which lasted one year and a half in its creation, you grow both musically and personally. Maybe that musical and personal maturity is reflected in the album and in the production process. We had three trips to Punta Islita for the pre-production. It was not taken lightly anymore and we were more focused on the details while composing by trying to polish the songs better than in the first album. The logo for the Islita album was inspired by one of Costa Rica’s coat of arms and is portrayed in a subtle manner. (Courtesy of Magpie Jay)What do you enjoy the most while performing live?FG: It’s very different for each environment. We enjoy a lot when we rehearse at the garage, but we also enjoy playing on stage. When we released “Islita” at El Steinvorth, which was a few weeks ago, we realized that people were singing our songs. While you’re playing, you listen to the people sing and I think there’s an energy created between the audience and us. People are listening and watching, so you’ve got to be able to stimulate both senses. At least, lately, it’s been that dynamic between the audience and us.FA: It’s weird because you’re not going crazy by the fact that people are cheering for you, but by the fact that you make your music to share what you’re trying to communicate with others. When you’re playing in front of 200 people you’re just feeling that link with them. People are experiencing the songs in the same way as we’re playing it. It’s a strange relationship in which we both feel the same way. During that night or that moment in which the song is playing, everyone’s on the same channel and when you feel that, it’s a fuel for all of the crazy things done on stage. 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