Hopman Cup: Federer prevails in first ever match against Serena in mixed doubles

first_imgHopman Cup: Federer prevails in first ever match against Serena in mixed doublesRoger Federer and playing partner Belinda Bencic overcame Serena Williams and Frances Tiafoe in the Fast4 format in front of a 14,000 capacity crowd.advertisement AP PerthJanuary 1, 2019UPDATED: January 1, 2019 21:29 IST Roger Federer and Serena Williams have won 43 Grand Slam singles titles between them (Roger Federer Twitter Photo)HIGHLIGHTSFederer and Bencic won 4-2, 4-3 (3) in the mixed doubles deciderThis was the first time Federer was playing against SerenaDefending champion Switzerland will qualify for Saturday’s final if it beats GreeceRoger Federer won the bragging rights over fellow tennis great Serena Williams as they faced each other on court for the first time on Tuesday, with Federer spearheading Switzerland’s 4-2, 4-3 (3) victory in a mixed doubles decider at the Hopman Cup.”It was great fun. What a pleasure. What an honour. Thank you for making it possible,” 20-times Grand Slam winner Federer, who is gearing up to defend his Australian Open title this month, said.”I was nervous returning. People talk about her serve so much and I see why it is such a wonderful serve because you just can’t read it,” he added.Federer and playing partner Belinda Bencic overcame Williams and Frances Tiafoe in the Fast4 format in front of a 14,000 capacity crowd.Serena said the match, which was full of laughter and had an exhibition feel to it, was a “great experience” and one she hoped would not end as quickly as it did.”I’m sorry it had to finish, I was just warming up. It was such fun, we grew up together. It was super cool. I wanted to take pictures and bring my baby out,” the 23-times Grand Slam winner said.”This guy is great, both off the court and on the court. I think his serve is super-underestimated. It’s a killer serve, you can’t read it. I watched him all the time and I never knew how amazing it was.”Federer and Williams have won 43 Grand Slam singles titles between them.Oh what a night pic.twitter.com/Fj9arBT6NiadvertisementRoger Federer (@rogerfederer) January 1, 2019Defending champion Switzerland will qualify for Saturday’s final if it beats Greece on Thursday. The United States, which lost to Greece on Monday, can’t now advance.The much-hyped contest lived up to the billing immediately with Federer almost running down Williams’ smash into the open court. Williams and Federer both served well against each other, but Federer’s sublime touch at the net proved decisive.Williams grabbed at her right shoulder on several occasions late in the second set but played the match out.Earlier, Federer hardly broke sweat in his singles match against Tiafoe, taking his game up a notch at 4-4 in the first set to win 6-4 6-1.Williams, who had powered past Greece’s Maria Sakkari in straight sets on Monday, then fought back from a set down to seal a 4-6 6-4 6-3 win over Bencic to level the contest at 1-1.Switzerland have two wins from two games ahead of Thursday’s meeting with Greece, while U.S. take on Britain next.(With agency inputs)Also Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Hopman CupFollow Roger FedererFollow Serena Williams Nextlast_img read more

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2 Ontario school boards drop high jump at elementary level due to

first_imgSAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. – They’ve been training for it, but students at elementary schools in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., won’t get a chance to show off their high jumping abilities at track and field meets this week and next.The Algoma District School Board and Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board say they’ve decided to no longer offer high jump at the elementary level of competition due to the risk factor.The school boards note that high jump has been classified as a “higher risk activity” through the Ontario Physical Education Safety Guidelines, due to the potential risk of injury to students.In a joint release on Wednesday, the school boards say they are committed to supporting athletic opportunities and physical activity while maintaining student safety as a priority.They say high jump will continue to be an event at the secondary level.“It was felt that the changed classification and the need to maintain student safety as a priority means this event is best suited for development at the secondary level where there is greater access to trained staff and proper equipment at sites,” the statement said.“We felt it best to maintain high jump at the secondary level and to have our younger students compete in events that are most appropriate for their stage of development and which can showcase their abilities with less risk involved,” Lucia Reece, Algoma District School Board director, said.John Stadnyk, education director for the Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board, said they decided that mitigating the risk to elementary students was the best action to take at this time.“We hope everyone understands the reasoning behind this decision, and wish all participants in the upcoming meets all the best,” he said.Wrestling, alpine skiing, and snowboarding are other sports classified as “higher risk” under the Ontario physical education guidelines.last_img read more

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Most actively traded companies on the TSX

first_imgSome of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,915.68, down 53.35 points)Aphria Inc. (TSX:APH). Health care. Up $1.91, or 16.44 per cent, to $13.53 on 12.02 million shares. The marijuana producer announced after markets closed on Monday that it has entered a five-year agreement to supply pharmacy chain Shoppers Drug Mart with medical cannabis. The deal is subject to Health Canada approving the application of Shoppers’ parent company, Loblaw Companies Ltd. (TSX:L) (Up 78 cents, or 7.11 per cent, to $17.51 on 6.1 million shares), to dispense medical marijuana. Loblaw applied for a licence in October 2016, but neither company can say if or when that application will be approved.Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Down three cents, or 0.40 per cent, to $7.39 on 10.3 million shares.Lundin Mining Corp. (TSX:LUN). Miner. Down 13 cents, or 1.84 per cent, to $6.93 on 7.02 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Up three cents, or 0.96 per cent, to $3.17 on 6.8 million shares.Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED). Health care. Up 51 cents, or 2.79 per cent, to $18.76 on 4.62 million shares. Canada’s largest licensed marijuana producer plans to establish a 40,000-square-metre cannabis production facility in Odense, Denmark to cater to the Scandinavian country’s medical marijuana patients. The new facility comes under a joint venture announced in September between Canopy and European hemp producer Danish Cannabis ApS, called Spectrum Denmark.Toronto-Dominion Bank (TSX:TD). Bank. Down 97 cents, or 1.32 per cent, to $72.43 on 4.59 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Bank of Montreal (TSX:BMO). Bank. Down 45 cents, or 0.45 per cent, to $99.14 on 1.7 million shares. BMO raised its 2018 quarterly dividend by three cents to 93 cents as it reported its fourth-quarter profit slipped to $1.23 billion ($1.81 per share) from $1.35 billion ($2.02 per share) a year ago, hurt by reinsurance claims related to hurricanes Irma, Maria and Harvey.Bank of Nova Scotia (TSX:BNS). Bank. Down 48 cents, or 0.59 per cent, to $81.14 on 1.7 million shares. Scotiabank says its offer to buy a sizable stake in a Chilean bank for $2.9 billion has been accepted. Scotiabank said Tuesday that Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. (BBVA) agreed Tuesday to sell its 68.19 per cent stake in BBVA Chile and its interests in certain subsidiaries.Roots Corp. (TSX:ROOT). Retailer. Up 24 cents, or 2.33 per cent, to $10.55 on 360,017 shares. The heritage-fashion retailer released its first quarterly report since completing its initial public offering. Third-quarter earnings amounted to $5 million (12 cents per share) compared with a profit of $5.9 million (14 cents per share) in the same period last year. Sales totalled $89.7 million, up from $79.4 million.Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (TSX:VRX). Pharmaceutical. Up 33 cents, or 1.49 per cent, to $22.53 on 2.03 million shares. A class-action lawsuit brought on behalf of investors against Valeant Pharmaceuticals Inc. will go to trial. The Quebec Court of Appeal dismissed applications for leave to appeal from the defendants, who asked the court to review a Quebec Superior Court judge’s authorization of the suit.Note to readers: CORRECTS TSX close after late change, 15,915.68, down 53.35 pointslast_img read more

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Bombardier cutting 5000 jobs selling Q400 and flight training programs

first_imgMONTREAL – Bombardier Inc. announced Thursday it will shed 5,000 jobs company-wide and sell off two units as part of chief executive Alain Bellemare’s five-year plan to rein in costs, focus on rail and business jets and reduce the net long-term debt of $9 billion.About 2,500 Bombardier workers will be laid off in Quebec and 500 in Ontario, with the 2,000 other cuts occurring overseas, according to a spokesman, who did not specify the units.The company said it will sell its Q400 turboprop aircraft program to a subsidiary of Longview Aviation Capital Corp. for about US$300 million. The Montreal-based company also announced the sale of its flight training business to CAE Inc. for about US$645 million.The restructuring, announced alongside Bombardier’s third-quarter earnings, is slated for completion within 18 months and for savings of $250 million annually.The announcement comes after mass layoffs over the past three years, with about 14,500 positions cut around the world in the aerospace and railway divisions.Dropping the Q400 will allow Bombardier to zero in on producing its Global series of long-range business jets, including the Global 7500, whose first aircraft is slated for delivery next month.“With the measures announced, we are confident that we will be able to reach our goals in 2020,” Bellemare said during a conference call.Bombardier shares closed at $2.41 Thursday, a nosedive of more than 24 per cent to its lowest price in more than a year — and its biggest one-day drop since February 2015 — due to concerns over cash flow.Bombardier forecast 2019 revenue to increase by 10 per cent to at least $18 billion, powered by more deliveries of its Global 7500s.Free cash flow came in “well below” expectations that Bombardier could break even on cash without falling back on its $635 million in proceeds from the sale of a Toronto plant earlier this year, said analyst Benoit Poirier of Desjardins Capital Markets.National Bank Financial analyst Cameron Doerksen characterized the sell-off “both today and in the prior months as irrational,” citing healthy liquidity and a lower risk profile.“The new facility at Pearson (airport) will probably be producing only the Global business jet, and having a dedicated facility for one line gives them a chance to optimize the performance,” said Ernie Arvai, a partner at commercial aviation consultancy AirInsight.“The next question for Bombardier is what happens with the CRJ line and what happens with the rest of the commercial business.”The fate of the aging CRJ regional jets has been unclear since the company announced in October 2017 that Airbus SE would acquire a majority 50.01 per cent stake in the C Series, effective July 1 of this year.Bellemare said at the time the company was committed to the Q400 and CRJ. “We like these products, they give us critical mass.”He offered similar sentiments Thursday. “On the CRJ, the focus is still on reducing cost and selling aircraft today. We are losing money on the CRJ.”Karl Moore, an aviation expert at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management, said the layoffs and selloffs will allow Bombardier to shift away from regional jets and shrink its debt.“The transportation side and business jets are clearly the central focus of Bombardier going forward,” Moore said.Quebec Premier Francois Legault weighed in after speaking with company and union leaders, saying his economy minister has started calling Quebec aerospace companies that are on the hunt for skilled workers.“When we have more information, we can assess how to minimize the number of laid-off employees,” Legault told reporters.Federal innovation minister Navdeep Bains responded to past criticism around public investment in the 76-year-old company, including a $372.5-million loan from Ottawa in 2017.He noted that the massive loan came with a commitment to maintain or create 5,300 positions, but said he was “disappointed with the jobs being lost.”“Of course this is very difficult for the workers. We understand that,” he added, pledging continued support for the aerospace sector.The changes come as Bombardier reported a profit of US$149 million or four cents per share in its latest quarter, compared with a loss of US$100 million or four cents per share in the same quarter last year.Revenue in what was the company’s third quarter totalled US$3.64 billion, down from US$3.84 billion a year ago.On an adjusted basis, Bombardier said it earned four cents per share in the quarter compared with a break-even result in the third quarter of 2017, beating analyst expectations.Longview Aviation, the parent company to Viking Air Ltd., said once it completes its deal with Bombardier it will become North America’s largest commercial turboprop aircraft manufacturer.The agreement encompasses the entire Dash 8 program, including the 100, 200 and 300 series and the in-production Q400 program.“The Dash 8 turbo-prop is the perfect complement to our existing portfolio of specialized aircraft including the Twin Otter and the Canadair CL 215 and 415 series of water bombers,” Longview Aviation chief executive David Curtis said in a statement.CAE president Marc Parent said in a statement its purchase of Bombardier’s flight training wing “represents a win-win for both companies, resulting in enhanced core focus.”Companies in this story: (TSX:BBD.B, TSX:CAE)last_img read more

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UN urges renewed support for relief workers on World Humanitarian Day

19 August 2010Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon marked World Humanitarian Day today by leading a chorus of United Nations officials in lauding aid workers – including some who have paid with their lives – for their tireless efforts to help those who have lived through wars, catastrophes and other terrible events. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon marked World Humanitarian Day today by leading a chorus of United Nations officials in lauding aid workers – including some who have paid with their lives – for their tireless efforts to help those who have lived through wars, catastrophes and other terrible events.The world body is observing the second-ever Day at its many offices and peacekeeping missions, also spotlighting the needs of the people that aid workers try to help – such as the 10 million refugees and the nearly 30 million others uprooted within their own borders, as well as the one in every six people in the world who are chronically hungry.“On World Humanitarian Day, we renew our commitment to life-saving relief efforts – and remember those who died while serving this noble cause,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a message.Last year, 102 humanitarian workers lost their lives, compared with 30 deaths among aid workers in 1999. In addition, nearly 280 aid workers were victims of security incidents, more the quadruple the number one decade ago.In the past 12 months, humanitarian workers have lost lives in both violent attacks in which they were targeted in several parts of the world, and in natural disasters, notably Haiti where many lost their lives in the earthquake in January. In Afghanistan last October, five UN staff were killed when armed assailants attacked the guest house in Kabul where they were staying.The General Assembly proclaimed 19 August as World Humanitarian Day two years ago to commemorate the 2003 Canal Hotel bombing in Baghdad, which claimed the lives of 22 UN staff members, including the world body’s top envoy in Iraq, Sergio Vieira de Mello, and wounded more than 150 people.Mr. Ban laid a wreath at UN Headquarters in New York this morning in remembrance of the world body’s personnel killed seven years ago.He also pointed out that those who survive horrifying ordeals are often left with nothing.“Humanitarian workers help them get back on their feet. They help restart their lives,” the Secretary-General said at today’s ceremony. They are the face of the best that is within us, acting in solidarity with those who are suffering.”Outgoing UN Emergency Relief Coordinator John Holmes said at the ceremony that while there are many worldwide in need of aid, relief workers’ ability to reach them is increasingly at risk.“We have no other agenda than saving lives and delivering the basics of life – food, water, shelter, medical care, protection for the most vulnerable,” he said. “Yet in too many places where humanitarians work, whereas once we were respected, today we are targeted.” The UN human rights chief Navi Pillay spotlighted how the efforts of humanitarians “represent the international community’s commitment to maintaining, in the most practical sense, a fundament respect for human rights and dignity.”The High Commissioner noted that the global support for relief work is underpinned by the conviction that the principles enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights apply to all people and must be upheld in all situations, especially following disasters or man-made calamities. For his part, Eric Laroche, Assistant Director-General for Health Action in Crises for the UN World Health Organization (WHO), paid tribute to the dedication and commitment of the many aid workers worldwide who toil in difficult and often dangerous situations.“I have witnessed first-hand the awe-inspiring humanitarian spirit demonstrated by efforts at the community, national and international levels to help affected populations in such situations,” he said in a statement. Mr. Laroche pointed to the current catastrophe in Pakistan, which has been inundated by deadly flooding that has affected many millions of people. That crisis, he said, “demonstrates the important work of humanitarians who are working around the clock to fight disease and reduce suffering.”Somalia is the scene of one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises, where 12 aid workers have been killed since the start of last year and 10 others abducted and still unaccounted for. More than 1.4 million people are internally displaced in the Horn of Africa country, while 600,000 Somalis live as refugees in neighbouring countries. The death toll for Somalia in the first seven months of this year is higher than for the same period last year, with reports of nearly 1,000 civilians killed and more than 2,500 others injured. Most casualties resulted from shelling by warring groups in the capital, Mogadishu.In the past year, said Mark Bowden, UN Humanitarian and Resident Coordinator for Somalia, in his message for World Humanitarian Day, “working in the humanitarian field has become ever more challenging.” Access to those in need is on the wane, especially in the south-central region, where the offices of several aid agencies have been occupied, their workers harassed and their operations halted.“Somalia is one of far too many places in the world where humanitarian workers were once respected, and today are targeted,” he underlined. “It is a place where we have seen our ability to reach populations shrink due to threats and insecurity, so that ensuring who gets assistance is that times determined by where we can reach, rather than where we ought to reach.”Despite obstacles, relief workers in Somalia have ensured the delivery of food to 340,000 people in the capital, home to many of the country’s most vulnerable, while in the rest of the country, 1.8 million people have received some form of food aid in the first half of this year. The work of humanitarian personnel can also take a heavy emotional toll. Anas al-Qaed, 25, a community service worker in the Damascus, Syria, office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), recalled a particularly difficult case regarding a 14-year-old boy from Afghanistan that left him depleted.It took four months for Mr. al-Qaed to gain the trust of the boy, who was traumatized by the loss of his family and being repeatedly raped.“One of the most difficult aspects of the job is trying to maintain a distance from the daily horrors that we are exposed to, but it I enjoy this work because it allows me to make a difference in people’s lives,” Mr. al-Qaed said.Fellow UNHCR staffer Elias Shalhoub, a psychologist and protection officer in Lebanon, works closely with refugees and asylum-seekers in detention centers, helping those in need of international protection apply for resettlement in third countries.“I reach the point of banging my head against the wall when I see sick people in need of protection who are kept behind bars and our efforts to free them fail,” he said.But there are also times he is overwhelmed by joy at successfully being able to free detainees and ensure that they can begin their lives anew in another country. read more

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UN refugee chief voices deep shock after more than 200 migrants drown

6 April 2011The head of the United Nations refugee agency expressed deep shock today at the apparent drowning of more than 200 migrants attempting to make their way to Italy from conflict and unrest in North Africa. Media reports indicate that 213 people, including many Somalis, Eritreans and Ivorians, died this morning after the boat in which they were travelling experienced difficulties in rough seas near the Italian island of Lampedusa. The boat had left Libya three days ago.Italy’s coastguard has rescued 47 people, including a pregnant woman, but the other passengers are all feared to have drowned.António Guterres, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), issued a statement lamenting the disaster and noting that many of the passengers had been refugees twice over.“They fled war and persecution in their own countries and now, in their attempt to seek safety in Italy, they tragically lost their lives,” he said.Mr. Guterres urged all countries patrolling the waters of the Mediterranean Sea to do everything possible to help boats in distress.Since pro-freedom protests erupted across North Africa and the Middle East earlier this year, large numbers of people – notably including people fleeing unrest in Tunisia and Libya – have taken to boats to try to reach Europe. Lampedusa has experienced a particularly high influx of arrivals.UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie, who just wrapped up a visit to Tunisia to see the agency’s work there, expressed her sorrow at the news of the drownings.“It is all the more devastating knowing that children were on board,” Ms. Jolie said, calling for urgent solutions to help civilians caught in the crossfire of fighting in Libya.Until the recent fighting Libya has served as transit and destination country for refugees, with UNHCR recognizing at least 8,000 refugees inside the country and another 3,000 people seeking asylum. read more

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Ukrainians nabbed in credit card scam

Two Ukrainians have been arrested in Negombo in a credit card scam, police spokesman SP Ajith Rohana said.He said that the two Ukrainians had with them at least 106 forged credit cards as well as a large sum of stolen money. The two foreigners duplicated stolen credit card numbers and had later withdrawn money from ATM machines around the country. The police spokesman said that they suspect a Sri Lankan is also involved in the scam and investigations are underway.The police meanwhile urged the public to be cautious when using their credit cards as the details can be duplicated without the knowledge of the customer. Rohana said that the suspects had foreign currency in their possession as well including US Dollars and Euros. read more

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UN envoy announces delay in Yemen peace talks

In a press release, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Yemen, thanked the Government of Yemen for its commitment and its delegation’s arrival on time.“I hope that Ansar allah and the General People’s Congress do not miss this opportunity that could save Yemen the loss of more lives and put an end to the circle of violence that has engulfed the country,” he said.According to media reports, these delegations representing the Houthi rebel group and the party of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh have yet to depart for the talks, citing heavy fighting and Saudi-led air operations as the reason.“We are working to overcome the latest challenges and ask the delegations to show good faith, participate in the talks in order to reach a peaceful resolution to the crisis in Yemen,” the special envoy said.“The next few hours are crucial. We call on the parties to take their responsibilities seriously and agree on comprehensive solutions,” he said.The negotiations are expected to centre on a framework that paves the way for a peaceful and orderly process based on the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) initiative and the outcomes of the national dialogue conference. read more

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With confidence in hand Ohio State baseball still in search of consistency

Ohio State baseball is hoping it can lean on the leadership of an experienced squad featuring 15 upperclassmen in the 2013 season. After an up-and-down 2012 season where it went 33-27, OSU coach Greg Beals said the key to the team’s success will lie with the familiarity the players and coaches have with one another. “We believe we’ve developed a good understanding of each other and confidence in each other,” said Beals, who is 59-55 in his two-plus years at the helm in Columbus, said. “We know what to expect from each other and we really feel like that’s going to serve us well as we work our way through this season.” The Buckeyes will be without junior pitcher and first baseman Josh Dezse for at least the first two months of the season after he suffered a stress reaction in his lower back in early February. A key contributor last year, Dezse compiled a 2.86 ERA with seven saves as a pitcher, as well as hitting .306 with five home runs, 33 RBI and 31 runs scored at the plate. And as if losing Dezse was not enough, OSU opened the season by dropping two of its first three games over the weekend in Sarasota, Fla. Before earning its first win of the season against St. John’s 3-1 Sunday, OSU was blown out by Notre Dame, 13-3, Saturday and fell to Mercer University, 6-5 Friday. Redshirt senior right-handed pitcher Brad Goldberg, who earned the Buckeyes’ lone victory, was named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week Monday after his strong outing against the Red Storm. Goldberg allowed only two hits and struck out seven over seven shutout innings. The last Buckeye to win a Big Ten weekly award was then-freshman outfielder Pat Porter with Freshman of the Week on April 9 last season. He has gotten his sophomore season off to a hot start as well, leading the team in batting average (.400), runs scored (4), total bases (7), slugging percentage (.700) and on-base percentage (.500). Porter is also tied for the team lead in hits with four. Although early in the season, OSU might need more production as a team if it wants to contend for a Big Ten title. In their first three games, the Buckeyes are only hitting .232 and have been outscored 20-11. Their pitchers have an ERA over five and they have committed six errors in the field. Beals said in order to get better as a team, the Buckeyes will need to improve in a couple of areas. “We need to improve our mental toughness in tight games. Sometimes we worry about losing a game instead of worrying about how we’re going to win the game,” he said. “That’s the one thing, and I just think we need to improve our consistency. We play very, very good at times and we struggle at times. Great teams are consistent.” OSU will travel to Port Charlotte, Fla., for the Snowbird Baseball Classic to play a pair of two-game series against South Dakota State Friday and Saturday and Mount Saint Mary Saturday and Sunday. OSU is scheduled to play the Jackrabbits Friday at 4 p.m. read more

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HTC Desire C un nouveau smartphone dentrée de gamme dévoilé

first_imgHTC Desire C : un nouveau smartphone d’entrée de gamme dévoiléHTC a annoncé la disponibilité prochaine du smartphone d’entrée de gamme Desire C, équipé d’Android 4.0 ICS.Le smartphone d’entrée de gamme HTC Desire C est désormais disponible. Celui-ci est équipé d’un écran de 3,5 pouces de diagonale et de l’OS Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.L’écran du smartphone pourra afficher en résolution 320×480 pixels. Le processeur dont il dispose est cadencé à 600 Mhz et le smartphone HTC Desire C possède 512 Mo de mémoire vive. Ensuite, sa mémoire interne de 4 GB peut être étendue grâce à la présence d’un port microSD. Il ne faut pas oublier parmi les spécifications techniques notables la présence d’un appareil photo numérique de 5 MégaPixels. Ce smartphone sera donc disponible très prochainement, dans le courant du mois de mai, au tarif de 249 euros, nu. Une version dotée d’une puce NFC sera vendue par la suite pour 269 euros.Le 18 mai 2012 à 14:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Sea lions get reprieve

first_imgFederal fisheries authorities have lifted their authorization for Oregon and Washington to kill sea lions eating endangered salmon at Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River while a legal challenge from the Humane Society of the United States works its way through court.In a letter dated July 22, James H. Lecky, director of the Office of Protected Resources for NOAA Fisheries, told Oregon and Washington fish and wildlife agencies they can apply for a new authorization for next year.“We have evaluated the litigation risks and discussed with your staffs various options for proceeding,” Lecky wrote. “In light of the fact that sea lion activity will be limited until next spring, we have concluded it is in our collective interest to permanently suspend the 2011 (authorization) and instead consider a new request for 2012.”Steve Williams, assistant chief of fisheries for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, said they would apply for a new permit, and expected to get it.“It’s a disappointing, frustrating situation for us in the state, but it appears to be the best course of action at this point in time,” he said. “We believe that removal of the animals at the dam has been effective.”last_img read more

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EXCLUSIVE Centrica launches triage service to combat absence

first_imgCentrica has introduced a triage service for employees as part of its move to a centralised approach to health and wellbeing.Its My Health phone service, which launched on 15 August, enables employees to go through a triage process in order to access the most appropriate medical pathway to treat the underlying conditions causing absence.The initiative is the latest step in Centrica’s move from a line manager-led, de-centralised absence management model to a centralised holistic approach to healthcare.Bekki Andreou, HR category manager, corporate services procurement at Centrica, said: “Over the last five years or so, our absence rates have been slowly increasing, and obviously that puts money on to the bottom line for Centrica because we don’t necessarily have the employees sitting there [working] because they are off sick.“In order for us to change that trend, we looked at how we could manage healthcare better to enable us to reduce the burden on the business from an absence perspective, along with other things, for example, job profiles where we have people lifting heavy things [and] people in confined spaces, which mean we need to make sure that we are managing healthcare issues as effectively as possible. We decided we wanted a single approach to healthcare and, by this, we mean a single point of contact whatever [an employee’s] health-related query.”Speaking at Employee Benefits Live 2016Andreou will share the details of how Centrica changed its approach to health and wellbeing in a session titled ‘Strategies for managing long-term absence’ on Wednesday 12 October at Employee Benefits Live 2016.She will also discuss how such a strategy can combat staff absence and improve their overall approach to health.Andreou said: “Without healthy, happy employees, we won’t achieve what we want to achieve. We need people doing what they are supposed to be doing to enable our business to thrive and I think a lot of the time, it is overlooked from a business perspective how important employee health is.“The go-home message is to think outside the box when it comes to health, [be] proactive instead of reactive. Prevention of the condition in the first place is far better from an employee perspective and from a costing perspective.”Employee Benefits Live takes place on Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 October 2016 at Olympia National, London.View the full conference programme and register to attend.last_img read more

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1 hurt after car hits Miami building during crash

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – One person was taken to the hospital after, witnesses said, a car hit the edge of a building in Miami following a two-vehicle collision, Monday afternoon.According to witnesses, one of the cars involved in the accident hit the corner of a building along the 700 block of Southwest Eighth Street, at around 3:30 p.m.The building was not badly damaged.According to Miami Fire Rescue, one person was transported to Mercy Hospital for treatment.Police have not specified what caused the crash.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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State moves to update its petroleum spill guidelines

first_imgA crew works on a Gastineau Channel beach on Thursday to clean up heating oil spilled from a vandalized tank at the Prospector Hotel in 2014 in Juneau. (Photo by Matt Miller, KTOO – Juneau)Alaska’s petroleum-based economy means there are many opportunities for toxic petroleum-based spills.Listen NowAt least 80 percent of the contaminated sites that the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation deals with have petroleum products in them.Now, the Department is making moves to update the decades-old protocols it uses when petrochemicals leak into the soil and water.In late November, about 30 people gathered in a conference room at the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation’s Juneau headquarters. They were the first to hear about the Department’s plans to update its regulations for cleaning up petroleum spills.Sally Schlichting who handles policy and regulation for contaminated sites for the DEC, ran the meeting. She said the overhaul is overdue.“The last time we looked at petroleum specifically was in 1999. So it’s been quite a long time. It’s been about 17 years,” Schlichting said.The regulations she oversees cover spills all along the pipeline route — from oilfields to gas stations to home heating oil tanks.Schlichting said her department wants to update the cleanup levels to reflect more current science on the toxicity of petroleum.Petroleum cleanup is complex. Things like jet fuel, heating oil and gasoline are made up of hundreds of compounds, and calculating risks to human health is tricky. And Schlichting said, in the decades since the levels were last tweaked, the department has discovered some oversights.“For example, in our groundwater, our cleanup levels, in the past, had not accounted for the risks to children from consuming and being in contact with that groundwater that’s contaminated,” Schlichting said.So the department is holding a series of scoping meetings. It has reached out to consulting companies,  state agencies from around the country, the oil industry.  It’s taking comments through mid-January. Then it will go back to the drawing board.At least one environmental consultant in Palmer plans to weigh-in.Ralph Hulbert said he has clashed with DEC in the past because the complex calculations it requires for petroleum cleanup in soil and groundwater don’t factor in what it would take to respond to a spill.“They do not like to consider the risks of these responses and what you have to do to clean it up,” Hulbert said.Hulbert said some of the cleanup methods cause risks that are worse than what a spill could ever have caused.He also thinks the state doesn’t do enough to ensure that cleanup costs are reasonable for homeowners and companies who’ve had spills.Schlichting said DEC gets a lot of comments that its cleanup levels aren’t scientifically based. During the Juneau meeting, people said they were concerned that more complex approaches to cleanup would be prohibitively expensive.Whatever the department decides to do, it could take awhile.After the scoping process ends, the department will spend time researching the input it’s gotten. Then it will either develop draft regulations and go out for public comment or hold a few workshops.“We’re looking at a year, maybe even two years,” Schlichting said.And while it’s not clear what the new regulations will look like, Schlichting said it’s likely that the cleanup levels for some things, like diesel and gasoline, will probably become more stringent.last_img read more

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China sentences Canadian to death for drug trafficking

first_imgPixabayA Chinese court on Tuesday sentenced a Canadian national to death for producing and trafficking methamphetamine, a highly addictive and illegal psycho-stimulant drug.An American and a Chinese were also given death although the sentencing for the former will be suspended for two years while four Mexicans were sent to life imprisonment.Jiangmen Intermediate People’s Tribunal in Guangdong province published a statement on its website stating that the Canadian Fan Wei and Chinese Wu Ziping had been involved in the drug offences between July and November 2012, reports Efe news.All of them established a drug production centre in Taishan, also in Guangdong, where four other Chinese citizens played a secondary role who were given minor prison sentences.They have 10 days to appeal their sentences.According to Amnesty International, China leads the list of countries with the highest number of death sentences in the world “but the true extent of the use of the death penalty in China is unknown as this data is classified as a state secret”.The non-profit reported that in 2018 itself thousands of executions were carried out in China.According to Chinese criminal law, any person who traffics, imports, transports or manufactures opium in quantities greater than one kilo, or heroin in quantities more than 50 grams or other narcotics in large quantities, can be sentenced to 15 years in prison, life imprisonment or death, in addition to the confiscation of property.Fan Wei is the second Canadian to be sentenced to death this year after a court in the Liaoning gave death to Robert Lloyd Schellenberg also for drug trafficking.Diplomatic relations between China and Canada have become strained after the arrest in December 2018 of the Chief Financial Officer of Huawei, Meng Wanzhou, in Vancouver with an extradition request from the US pending.Following Meng’s arrest, China arrested two other Canadians, diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor, on charges of jeopardising Beijing’s national security.last_img read more

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Arrest spree despite polls schedule PMs assurance BNP

first_imgBangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. File PhotoBNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Monday alleged that law enforcers are arresting his party leaders who have brighter prospect of success in the 11th parliamentary elections.”We’re observing with serious concern and anger that the tendency of arresting opposition leaders and activists in false and fictitious cases and denying them bail has marked a sharp rise even after the announcement of the election schedule and the prime minister’s assurance (of stopping such arrest),” he said.In a statement, reports UNB, the BNP leader further said, “Especially the opposition candidates who have the brighter prospect to come out successful in the upcoming election are being arrested and denied bail.”The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, during the talks with leaders of the opposition coalition of Jatiya Oikya Front, asked them to submit a list of the cases that the opposition leaders called fictitious. Two such lists were shared with the government later.He also alleged that the lower court is delaying the hearing on bail petitions of the prospective BNP candidates with a political motive.Fakhrul said the arrest and harassment of their leaders and activities are on so that the ruling party can make political gains.He deplored that election commission is not creating a level-playing field even after the announcement of the election schedule.The BNP leader said their some candidates are threatened over phone in the name of different agencies while toll money is demanded from some others, destroying the election atmosphere. “These incidents have manifested that the government and the election commission are not sincere about holding a free, fair, neutral and inclusive election.”He said their party chairperson Khaleda Zia, ex-whip Munirul Haque Chowdhury, BNP joint secretaries general Aslam Chowdhury, Habibun Nabi Khan Sohel, Khaleda’s special assistant Shamsur Rahman Shimul Biswas and Jubo Dal general secretary Sultan Salauddin Tuku and many other leaders have been kept in jail denying them bail in different cases.Fakhrul demanded the government immediately release Khaleda and her other party leaders for ensuring a fair election atmosphere.last_img read more

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Nintendo is considering Majoras Mask or A Link to the Past for

first_imgIt seems Nintendo cannot decide what game to make next for the 3DS. All they know is it has to be a Zelda game, and after The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D did so well, it’s easy to see why the 3DS would benefit from another Zelda offering. The question is, which one?Nintendo is stuck deciding between a remake of Majora’s Mask or a project somehow related to A Link to the Past, which will probably either be a remake or a sequel of the Super Nintendo game.Nintendo has a lot on its hands at the moment, as they have to continue pushing content to the 3DS while preparing for their new console, the Wii U. It’s probable that one game will end up on 3DS and the other on Wii U, but nothing is being revealed just yet so any Zelda fans itching for a new game for their 3DS will just have to wait.Just last week, a video of a Majora’s Mask remake on Wii U leaked online. If genuine, it’s likely that A Link to the Past is the one that will head to the 3DS.The Wii U is a new format, so maybe Nintendo will experiment with something new that takes full advantage of the tablet controller. Though if they decide on a remake for the Wii U and they stray too far away from the original game, it’s possible fans will be very upset indeed. Nevertheless, Zelda games always sell well so Nintendo really doesn’t have much to lose.Perhaps the fans are the ones who will get to decide. Some say they want new games but others are excited about having their favourite games remade. Which Zelda game would you like to see next on the 3DS?via IGNlast_img read more

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Nanoscale MRI being developed

first_img(Phys.org)—Two independent groups of scientists in the U.S. and Germany have reduced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) down to the nanoscale, which may enable them in the future to non-destructively detect and image small molecules such as proteins at room temperature and pressure. Previously, nanoscale imaging was only possible at extremely low temperatures and pressures. Journal information: Science MRI works through detecting weak electromagnetic fields produced by the nuclei of atoms such as hydrogen within the molecules being studied, and the collective resonance of these fields. It is able to image structures without destroying them, which makes it useful for scanning bodies, but its relatively low sensitivity has up to now restricted its use on the small scale to chemicals with volumes measured in micrometers at best.Two papers published in the journal Science describe the research done by the two separate groups, which both used dark spots, or nitrogen-vacancy (NV) defects, on the surface of diamonds. Diamond is inert magnetically because it consists entirely of carbon atoms bonded covalently, and there are no free electrons. However, there can be imperfections such as NVs, in which a single carbon is replaced by a nitrogen atom, adjacent to a vacancy in the lattice where a carbon atom is missing. The NVs have a free electron, which gives it unique magnetic properties, and it is these properties the two research teams exploited.The first team, led by Daniel Rugar and John Mamim of the Almaden Research Center in San Jose, California, used diamond dark spots to detect weak magnetic fields in materials near the diamond surface. Rugar’s group synthesized extremely pure diamond with NV centers close to the surface and overlaid it with a polymer 60 nanometers thick. They then applied an oscillating magnetic field. Dr. Rugar explained that when you shine green light on the dark spots they fluoresce in red, and the brightness depends on the NV center’s magnetic state. External magnetic fields in the vicinity can affect the spin of the NV center electron, which in turn affects the brightness of the fluorescent red.The second team, led by Friedemann Reinhard of the University of Stuttgart, also used nitrogen-vacancy defects on extremely pure samples of synthesized diamond, but they used them to record the NMR spectra of a range of chemicals placed on the surface of the diamond. Dr. Reinhard said their method was more passive than the methods used by Rugar’s team, but this makes it a little easier to implement.The research is important because it is difficult to determine protein structures conventionally, which involves expressing and purifying the proteins and then crystallizing them. Being able to take an MRI image would simplify the process and enable the structures of all proteins to be worked out. At the moment the research of both teams is at a “proof of principle” level, according to Rugar’s team, and more research is needed before the techniques can be used to image molecules. 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. A false-color fluorescence image of a diamond surface. The small dark circular spots show nitrogen-vacancy (NV) centers that can be used as atomic-size detectors of magnetic fields. Individual NV centers are used to detect the weak magnetic fields emanating from the nuclei of hydrogen atoms in an organic sample. The vertical stripe is a microfabricated wire that transmits electromagnetic signals used to manipulate the NV centers and the hydrogen nuclei. The NV centers allow detection of magnetic resonance (the basis of MRI) in nanoscopic regions of the organic sample. Credit: IBM Research More information: 1. Nanoscale Nuclear Magnetic Resonance with a Nitrogen-Vacancy Spin Sensor, Science 1 February 2013: Vol. 339 no. 6119 pp. 557-560 DOI: 10.1126/science.1231540ABSTRACTExtension of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) to nanoscale samples has been a longstanding challenge because of the insensitivity of conventional detection methods. We demonstrated the use of an individual, near-surface nitrogen-vacancy (NV) center in diamond as a sensor to detect proton NMR in an organic sample located external to the diamond. Using a combination of electron spin echoes and proton spin manipulation, we showed that the NV center senses the nanotesla field fluctuations from the protons, enabling both time-domain and spectroscopic NMR measurements on the nanometer scale.2. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy on a (5-Nanometer)3 Sample Volume, Science 1 February 2013: Vol. 339 no. 6119 pp. 561-563 DOI: 10.1126/science.1231675ABSTRACTApplication of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy to nanoscale samples has remained an elusive goal, achieved only with great experimental effort at subkelvin temperatures. We demonstrated detection of NMR signals from a (5-nanometer)3 voxel of various fluid and solid organic samples under ambient conditions. We used an atomic-size magnetic field sensor, a single nitrogen-vacancy defect center, embedded ~7 nanometers under the surface of a bulk diamond to record NMR spectra of various samples placed on the diamond surface. Its detection volume consisted of only 104 nuclear spins with a net magnetization of only 102 statistically polarized spins.center_img © 2013 Phys.org Citation: Nanoscale MRI being developed (2013, February 1) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-02-nanoscale-mri.html ‘Critical baby step’ taken for spying life on a molecular scale Explore furtherlast_img read more

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Indian chefs go gaga over mustard oil

first_imgMustard oil has been used for centuries as a food additive and remains a staple in a majority of Indian homes. Incorporating mustard oil into your daily diet is known to protect against heart disease. The oil is rich in monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats, both of which help lower bad cholesterol and raise good HDL cholesterol hence maintaining one’s cholesterol balance, which in turn leads to healthy cardiac functioning. “Mustard oil also works well as an antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal agent and can help fight bacterial infections in the digestive system,” said Executive Chef Arun Sundararaj. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”From the taste point of view, mustard oil is an acquired taste for most people. Although pungent in character, mustard oil brings tremendous flavours to any dish. I believe that there is no ingredient that comes close to it – mustard oil has a unique texture to it. At the Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi, we use mustard oil in dishes such as Mustard Prawns and Bhatti Murgh,” he said.At the same time, Sundararaj adds, “It is recommended that one does not use mustard oil as the sole medium for cooking and instead uses a combination of different oils depending on the dish you are cooking. Mustard oil has a high smoking point and as a result, is ideal for deep frying.” Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveExecutive Chef Sonu Koithara had a similar take on the benefits from the health and palate point of view of cooking in mustard oil.Noting that mustard oil has culinary as well as therapeutic uses, Koithara said, “It has an edge over other oils due to the optimum ratio of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and its low content of saturated fats. It contains about 60 per cent monounsaturated fats (MUFA), as well as polyunsaturated fats (PUFA), and saturated fats. These fatty acids are considered ‘good fats’.” He also pointed to research which suggests that mustard oil has strong cancer-fighting properties and that it contains ample amounts of linolenic acid, which when converted to omega-3 fatty acid, helps prevent cancers.”Mustard oil also benefits the heart as it contains rich amounts of MUFA and PUFA as well as omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. These good fats lower the risk of developing heart diseases and is also a very powerful natural stimulant and improves digestion and appetite by stimulating digestive juices,” Koithara explained.Umesh Verma, DGM at Puri Oil Mills Ltd said, “Mustard oil is the preferred choice of generations of chefs across traditional Indian cuisine spanning Kashmir, Punjab and West Bengal as it bring alive the flavour of food.””Indians like to carry the taste of India to whichever country they move to – and find ingenious ways to track down their favourite brands in those countries. We keep hearing of our mustard oil being available in the US and in various European cities. It’s a great feeling.”Are there any foods that particularly lend themselves to being cooked in mustard oil?The oil is one of the best-suited for Indian homes because of its versatility, Sundararaj said, adding it complements Indian spices and beautifully brings out the flavours of our food.”While mustard oil complements both vegetarian and non-vegetarian ingredients, dishes such as pickles of all kinds taste best when made in mustard oil. In addition, mustard oil can be used as a salad dressing along with lemon and honey.”Also there are many Bengali fish preparations like sarson bata maach, paturi fish and other dishes like mangsho (mutton), murgir jhol (chicken) are best enjoyed when cooked in mustard oil,” he said.For, Koithara, the use of mustard oil in Bengali food “is immense and it absolutely complements the Bengali palate. Foods like Shorshe bata ilish and Chingri bhapa are delicacies that cannot do without the generous use of mustard oil”.Any other thoughts they’d like to share on the subject?”There are some ingredients that can never be replaced in the Indian kitchen and mustard oil is one such essential because of its unique and pungent flavour,” Sundararaj said.Pointing to mustard oil’s immense health benefits, Koithara said it is very good during winter as it produces body heat and protects the body from cold.”For this reason, people in Rajasthan use mustard oil on their bodies during winter to keep the skin supple and themselves healthy. Additionally, mustard oil has been used extensively as a cure for cold and cough for decades,” he added.last_img read more

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Dr. Gerard Muro, radiologist at ARCWatch the interview with Dr. Gerard Muro, radiologist specializing in interventional and neuroradiology at Advanced Radiology ConsultantsInteleOne Technology Key to Staying Ahead of the Competition for Advanced Radiology ConsultantsAbout Advanced Radiology ConsultantsIn 1905, a small group of doctors agreed to work together to provide coordinated radiology services at Bridgeport Hospital in Connecticut. That marked the start of Advanced Radiology Consultants LLC, which today provides the highest-quality general radiology, fluoroscopy, mammography, ultrasound, MRI, CT scan and nuclear medicine services. Advanced Radiology Consultants (ARC) now serves patients of Bridgeport Hospital, St. Vincent’s Medical Center and seven outpatient facilities in the area.ARC radiologists are some of the most experienced in the region, and it shows in the quality of patient care and in peer recognition. ARC was named to Radiology Business Journal’s fourth annual ranking of The 75 Largest Private Radiology Practices and was included in Imaging Economics’ list of The Best of 2011 Radiology Facilities.Early Adoption of Leading Technologies Assures Competitive Advantage for ARCOne of the largest private practices in the state of Connecticut, Advanced Radiology Consultants now includes more than 30 radiologists.“I think one of the keys to our success has been early adoption of technologies that make us more efficient and help us provide better service and, most importantly, enable us to improve patient care,” said Dr. Gerard Muro, radiologist, specializing in interventional and neuroradiology. “We were one of the first private practices in our region to use a picture archiving and communication system (PACS), which allowed us to become much more subspecialized.”ARC has been using IntelePACS since 2003, featuring workflow integration to a couple of different radiology information system (RIS) solutions. In 2010, InteleOne was added to incorporate its hospital reading. “We could tell right from the beginning that Intelerad is committed to its clients,” Muro said. “They truly listen to the needs of the radiologists and they develop products that are very powerful, yet very easy and intuitive to use.”InteleOne Solution Helps ARC Solve Integration ChallengesIn 2010, ARC faced the significant challenge of integrating two disparate PACS solutions at St. Vincent’s Medical Center. Intelerad’s InteleOne distributed radiology solution was selected to provide a unified reading environment with seamless access to images and reports.“Without this solution, our ability to provide subspecialized care would have been significantly compromised, as well as our productivity and efficiency,” said Muro. “However, InteleOne brought both systems together as one.”He noted that because heathcare and the supporting technology have been changing dramatically, it is crucial to partner with companies that understand the future of technology and how to integrate it now. “Intelerad has always been several steps ahead, allowing us to adapt and evolve with these changes effectively,” he said.Improving Workflow and EfficiencyThanks to InteleOne, which provides direct access to studies, priors and reports, ARC’s highly trained specialists can provide final interpretations 24/7. A single, highly productive environment, InteleOne enables radiologists to efficiently and collaboratively perform real-time professional readings around the clock, regardless of where radiologists and patients are located. With InteleOne, reports are effectively standardized, enabling more efficient and complete communication with hospital doctors.“It’s clear that our workflow has greatly improved,” said Muro. “Turnaround time is reduced, which is particularly important in the hospital setting or with an acutely ill outpatient. Our referring physicians have instant access to their patient’s imaging information, regardless of where it is. There’s no more having to switch back and forth between systems. The easy availability for all prior examinations means there’s no delay.”A key for ARC is the ability to read from anywhere, using InteleOne’s remote reading functionality. 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Having instant access to prior examinations is critical to a meaningful interpretation.”Strong Support from Intelerad Makes Life Easier and More Profitable for ARCThe customer service and problem-solving abilities of Intelerad have been a constant ally in ARC’s push to offer improved patient care while enhancing its efficiency. “The service and reliability have been excellent,” said Muro. “Our administration and our referring physicians have been extremely pleased.“I think Intelerad recognizes the fact that most users, whether it be a radiologist, technologist or a referring physician, may not be very tech savvy,” he added. “They have provided a product that everybody would feel comfortable with, yet has all the features that are critical to our radiology practice.”Watch the interview with Dr. Gerard Muro, radiologist at Advanced Radiology Consultants, to learn how Intelerad can help you improve your level of patient care and your bottom line.For more information: www.intelerad.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more 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.last_img read more

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