Morocco Offers Prisoners Chance to Reintegrate into Labor Market

By Asmaa BahadiRabat – New Program Offers Prisoners Chance to Re-integrate into Labor Market Through Auto Manufacturing Jobs.The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Investment and the Digital Economy is preparing a special reintegration program for prisoners in Morocco in the automotive sector. The industry is considered one of the most thriving in the country. The program aims to give prisoners an opportunity to gain technical skills.Latifa Echihabi, General Secretary of the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, in a meeting organized by the General Commission for the Management of Prisons and Reintegration, expressed the ministry’s willingness to work to strengthen prisoners’ skills and capacities to ensure their social and economic reintegration before and after detention.The General Commission for the Management of Prisons and Reintegration signed an agreement warrant with the Ministry of Industry and Commerce as well as the General Confederation of Moroccan Entrepreneurs so that the program may comply with current prison laws and regulations.Additional production and service units inside prisons may also be created to ensure the program’s success.This program will give prisoners the ability to re-access the labor market through participating companies that specialize in auto manufacturing and marketing in Morocco.Echihabi also suggested financing a field study in partnership with the General Commission to identify and evaluate the entrepreneurial capacity of prisoners. read more

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UN rushes aid as unexpected cold spell threatens Peruvian livestock

31 July 2008The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has provided urgently needed medical supplies to poor farmers in the Peruvian highlands whose livestock are suffering as a result of a severe unseasonable cold spell, known locally as “El friaje.” The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has provided urgently needed medical supplies to poor farmers in the Peruvian highlands whose livestock are suffering as a result of a severe unseasonable cold spell, known locally as “El friaje.”The antiparasitic medicines, antibiotics and vitamins are being used to treat some 18,000 alpacas in the country’s Pilpichaca en Huanvavelica district that have been weakened or fallen ill as a result of the unexpected cold snap.The El friaje phenomenon involves a combination of unseasonable low temperatures, frosts, snow and hail that damages crops and the high-altitude pastures on which alpacas graze, according to Marc Vandersmissen, FAO’s Emergency Coordinator in Peru.This year, the cold arrived well ahead of the usual season – in March and April, instead of June – and many small-scale farmers have not been able to harvest their crops.The early arrival of the cold weather has greatly affected alpaqueros – smallholders in high-altitude areas whose livelihoods depend completely on raising alpacas. Pastures have been covered in snow which has frozen over, making grazing impossible. Unable to find adequate food, the alpacas have become weak and susceptible to disease, Mr. Vandersmissen said.The gravity of the situation has led the Peruvian Government to declare a state of emergency in 11 of the country’s 25 provinces.While FAO’s intervention has helped to treat numerous alpacas, llamas and sheep, the agency is warning of possible increased livestock sickness and mortality in September in the high Andes of central and southern Peru, where alpaca production depends on natural pastures that have been extremely affected by the friaje.A field assessment is being carried out in the five most affected provinces and FAO is asking donors for emergency funds to prevent any further damage to the livelihoods of Peru’s high-altitude alpaqueros. read more

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Suspects in killing of Darfur peacekeepers to appear before ICC on Thursday

16 June 2010Two rebel leaders accused in the September 2007 attack that resulted in the death of 12 peacekeepers in Darfur arrived voluntarily at the International Criminal Court (ICC) today and will appear before judges on Thursday. Two rebel leaders accused in the September 2007 attack that resulted in the death of 12 peacekeepers in Darfur arrived voluntarily at the International Criminal Court (ICC) today and will appear before judges on Thursday. Abdallah Banda Abakaer Nourain (Banda) and Saleh Mohammed Jerbo Jamus (Jerbo) are charged with three counts of war crimes allegedly committed during the attack on the Haskanita camp in South Darfur state.“The appearance of the two suspects means that all the persons we wish to prosecute in connection with the Haskanita attack have now appeared before the Court,” ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo said in a news release. “The rebel commanders will now face justice.”The attack resulted in the killing of 12 peacekeepers and the wounding of eight others serving with the African Union Mission in Sudan (AMIS) – a predecessor to the joint UN-African Union peacekeeping mission, known as UNAMID. It was allegedly carried out by the troops belonging to the Sudanese Liberation Army-Unity (SLA-Unity), which had broken away from the Sudanese Liberation Movement-Army (SLA/M), under the command of Jerbo, jointly with splinter forces of the rebel Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), under the command of Banda. Bahar Idriss Abu Garda, who commands a splinter group of the JEM, was the first person to appear voluntarily before the ICC, back in May 2009. In April of this year, the Court dismissed the charges against him in relation to the Haskanita attack, citing a lack of evidence.Until their first appearance before The Hague-based Court tomorrow, Mr. Banda and Mr. Jerbo will stay at a confidential location, according to a news release issued by the ICC. They are ordered not to leave the premises of the Court, including that location, for the whole period of their stay in the Netherlands without the permission of the Pre-Trial Chamber.“During the hearing tomorrow, they will be informed of the crimes which they are alleged to have committed and of their rights under the Rome Statute,” the Court stated. “A confirmation hearing will be held within a reasonable time to determine whether or not there are substantial grounds to believe that they committed the crimes charged.”An estimated 300,000 people have died and another 3 million have been displaced in Darfur, where rebels have been fighting Government forces and allied Arab militiamen, known as the Janjaweed, since 2003. Mr. Moreno-Ocampo pointed out that his office has also offered the option of a voluntary surrender to Ahmad Harun, a former national government minister of the interior, and Ali Kushayb, the alleged Janjaweed militia leader, who are both facing war crimes charges.“However, they refused to cooperate and the judges issued arrest warrants against them,” he said, adding that the Government of Sudan has refused to execute the warrants.The two men remain at large and Mr. Harun is now the Governor of South Kordofan state. Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir also faces charges before the ICC of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Last month the Court’s judges referred Sudan’s lack of cooperation in failing to arrest the indictees to the Security Council.The situation in Darfur was referred to Court by the Security Council in 2005, and is one of five investigations currently before the ICC, along with Uganda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Central African Republic, and Kenya. read more

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UNbacked meeting agrees to development agenda for Palestinian territories

UN agencies, Arab and international experts meeting in Beirut concluded two-days of discussions today aiming to prepare for the Arab-International Forum on Palestine Rehabilitation and Development, which will be hosted by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) early next year.Participants at the meeting agreed that the Forum would aim to develop a Palestinian vision for reconstruction and development, intensify Arab efforts in support of reconstruction and development, integrate the efforts of regional and international organizations, and call for the contribution of donors to achieve reconstruction and development.At a press conference, ESCWA Executive Secretary Mervat Tallawy told reporters that due to the fact that two-thirds of the Palestinian people live under the poverty line, an ESCWA mission was delegated to Palestine to explore the needs of the people, and that the Israeli occupation was the major reason for the bad living conditions of Palestinians.She said the most important benefit of the meeting had been the remarkable presence of the invitees and the support of the Palestinian Authority as well as the League of Arab States – two of the meeting’s co-sponsors along with ESCWA.“The presentation of the Palestinian plan in the economic and social sectors; the role of civil society organizations and the private sector; the link between the Palestinian economy and that of the Arab States; and the role of regional-international organizations in the reconstruction process, will be the main agenda items of the upcoming Forum,” she said.The meeting was organized in cooperation with the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the UN Development Programme (UNDP), and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). The gathering aimed to keep the social and economic issues and needs in the occupied Palestinian territories on the agenda of the international community, in-spite of the lack of stability in the region, and its main task was to define the objectives of the Forum, identify its specific themes for deliberations and widen the preparatory process as much as possible. read more

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Dollarama expanding faster than planned with up to 70 new stores this

Dollarama expanding faster than planned with up to 70 new stores this year AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Sep 12, 2012 2:35 pm MDT MONTREAL – Dollarama Inc. is expanding faster than initially planned this year by increasing the number of new store openings this year to take advantage of a mall construction boom in Canada.The discount retailer said it expects to open 65 to 70 net new stores for the fiscal year ending Jan. 31, 2013, up from a earlier guidance for 55 to 60 stores. Dollarama opened 52 net new locations last year.“It seems we’re getting more opportunities, there’s more construction in Canada, more big boxes being built across Canada, particularly in Western Canada, but even in Ontario,” CEO Larry Rossy said Wednesday during a conference call to discuss second-quarter results.However, Rossy couldn’t say if the company would maintain the pace of adding new stores beyond the current year.The retailer has 735 locations across Canada, up 8.1 per cent from 680 stores a year ago. It added 14 net new stores in the quarter.Dollar Tree Canada is growing its operations in Canada after purchasing 86 stores from Vancouver-based Dollar Giant last year.Dollarama grew its profits in the second quarter and beat analyst expectations for the 12th consecutive quarter as shoppers bought more items priced above $1 and the addition of 55 stores since last year helped drive sales.The Montreal-based company earned $49.8 million or 66 cents per share for the 13 weeks ended July 29, up from $37.6 million or 50 cents per share in the comparable period last year.Analysts had forecast 64 cents per share in profits in the quarter.Dollarama’s (TSX:DOL) revenue was up 13.8 per cent, rising to $441 million from $387.5 million.Analyst Derek Dley of Canaccord Genuity increased his target share price to $70 from $68 after the company delivered what he called “impressive sales growth.”“Dollarama offers investors the most visible growth pipeline in our consumer products universe…the company’s value focus has clearly resonated with consumers in a relatively cautious consumer spending environment,” he added.The retailer originally sold products for a dollar each but now offers items of up to $3 — a move that has helped boost its revenue and margins. Last July’s addition of items prices at $2.50 and $3 didn’t have any significant impact on the quarter’s results.A majority of its products continue to be priced at $1 or less, but that number is shrinking as more selection from China is offered at the higher price points.Dollarama won’t disclose how many items are offered at higher prices but said most of the top priced items are currently special deals rather than year-round products.Comparable-store sales grew 7.3 per cent from the second quarter of last year’s fiscal 2012, representing a 4.5 per cent increase in the average transaction size and a 2.7 per cent growth in the number of transaction.Fifty-six per cent of its sales were for products priced higher than $1, up from 48 per cent a year ago. Debit cards were used for 39 per cent of sales, compared to 36 per cent in the previous fiscal year.Profit margins improved to 36.9 per cent of sales, up from 36.7 per cent.Tal Woolley of RBC Capital Markets said Dollarama’s operating numbers continued to impress, driven by better-than-expected sales.“We anticipate that the results delivered today in a tough overall quarter for retailers, combined with the debt reduction and free cash flow accumulation, will continue to build investor enthusiasm for Dollarama shares,” he wrote in a research note.Dollarama shares lost 85 cents at $58.45 in afternoon trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange. read more

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Brock launches security program to thwart hackers

Last year, 60 Brock email accounts were compromised because people fell victim to illegal phishing scams.Another 22 technology thefts took place on campus, including stolen laptops and mobile phones.Universities are a favourite target for criminals, and Brock needs your help to keep them at bay.“Security in general has become the main focus for post-secondary institutions as they are deemed easy targets by hackers,” said David Cullum, Vice-President of Information Technology Services. “Brock alone blocks thousands of attacks from all over the globe.”ITS is launching a Security Awareness Program to help faculty, staff, students and guests of the University make safer use of technology at home and at work.The goal is to have a security-aware community where people “think before they click.”When you avoid being compromised, your own technology at home will be safer, and so will Brock’s. Brock has invested in various technologies to help protect the University from cyber security threats, but the best protection starts with you.“These hackers are getting smarter every day in the tools they use and we need to do our part to take these threats seriously and protect Brock data and assets and our own personal data and assets,” Cullum said.The Security Awareness Program will consist of a series of campaigns, each lasting one to two months. The first campaign starts today and focuses on phishing. In the coming days you’ll see posters and other materials reinforcing the message that no banks, investment firms, app stores or Brock University will ever send you an email requesting your login or confidential information like passwords.For more tips and support, visit brocku.ca/its/securityJust remember, “You are the target”, so “Think before you click.” read more

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Apples iPhone 6 faces a big pricing problem around the world

first_img Source: BIIIf you’re an Apple user, you can say one good thing about Android: It sure helped bring down the average selling price of an iPhone, if only briefly. Average iPhone prices have gone beneath $550 since Apple began selling the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S as entry-level models at discount prices in places like India.Arguably, the iPhone 4 range is Apple’s competitor to cheaper Androids: It’s the iPhone you can get if you want to pay $0 down and walk out of the store with an Apple.But now there are questions about that strategy, too. Those iPhone 4 models will be going up against the new Android One, Google’s bare-bones Android for India, which will cost $100. Source: AreppimThere are a range of Chinese companies undercutting the bottom of the market with cheap Android copies of Samsung phones. Many of them, particularly Android One, are likely to be much better value for money than an iPhone 4 or — if you’re poor and every penny counts — an iPhone 6. The cheap, modern Androids have big screens and the same apps and features as the older iPhones.Apple’s strategy is not to care about the bottom of the market. Apple has always wanted to dominate only the most profitable, high-end section of the market where all the profits are.The strategy appears to be working, for now. Samsung may get hurt most in the short-run — why bother with an expensive Samsung Android when a cheap Xiaomi Android will do? But a cheaper, better Android would be more of a threat to Apple than Samsung is now.What is the point of a mobile platform that only 20% of the world uses? Most developers want their apps exposed to as many people as possible, not a select few. And why would you want a tiny old 3.5-inch iPhone 4 when you can get a 5-inch Android for the same price?That is why it would not be a surprise to see the iPhone 5C get offered at a further discount once iPhone 6 launches. Its screen is larger than the iPhone 4 series, and it’s still a pretty good phone. But it probably won’t fall as far as $100 for most buyers — and that is where it will be interesting to see how Apple responds.- Jim Edwards NEARLY 90% OF people in Brazil have Android phones, and almost none of them have Apple’s iPhones, according to Kantar.That astonishing statistic, and the equally dramatic news that Android has more than 75% of smartphone market share in Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico, gives you an idea of the headwinds facing Apple’s new iPhone 6 when it launches in September.These are modern economies with millions of phone users but they also have huge numbers of poor consumers. Few of them will be able to afford the iPhone 6. 16-year-old Greta Thunberg met with Obama and chided senators, saying they’re not trying hard enough to fight climate change A car plowed through the main hall of Trump Plaza in New Rochelle, New York SpaceX is trying to buy a hamlet inside its Texas rocket-launch site because it ‘did not anticipate’ there’d be any ‘significant disruption’ to residents who live there Yet, Apple is about to go to war with an iPhone 6 that will likely cost nearly $700 per unit. It will be competing in markets where a slew of $100 and $200 large-format Androids are about to be launched.The Kantar numbers suggest that even Microsoft’s Windows phones actually have a greater market share than Apple’s iOS mobile devices in some Latin American countries.eMarketer has slightly different numbers, but even then it’s clear that no matter how you measure it the stats show iOS is an also-ran mobile operating system in many modern but still developing economies. In Spain, for instance, Android’s market share declined from 93% to 87% mostly because it lost share to Windows, not Apple.This is important because as more and more of the world comes online via mobile, all the growth is going to be in poor countries. Apple doesn’t even have distribution in some of these countries. It only just opened its first store in Brazil last year.The term “poor” here is being used in the relative, macroeconomic sense as a contrast to the “rich” countries of North America and Western Europe. To put this in perspective, per capita income in the US is about $47,000 annually. In India it’s $3,560, according to the World Bank. That is significant because an iPhone in the U.S. costs $700. iPhones are nearly $1,200 in Brazil and more expensive than the US in every other country where they are sold. In Brazil or India, you’ll have to save more than a month of your wages to afford one. The US is building a case against Iran in the attacks on Saudi Arabia, but Trump is in no rush to act last_img read more

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Donald Trump just had an idea Make the Mexican border a solar

first_img Thursday 22 Jun 2017, 7:38 AM Share774 Tweet Email6 35,443 Views And this way, Mexico will have to pay much less money. And that’s good. Right?” quipped the president, whose initial pledge to make Mexico pay for the wall has met with stiff resistance from America’s southern neighbour.“Think of it, the higher it goes, the more valuable it is,” he enthused.“Pretty good imagination, right? My idea!”The US administration put out a call for proposals several months ago for the construction of the border wall, one of which — submitted by a Las Vegas businessman named Tom Gleason — involved using solar panels.The Trump administration has yet to make serious headway on the president’s emblematic but hugely costly campaign pledge to build a wall on the Mexican border.Under pressure from Democrats, the US Congress has so far refused to commit funding to the project, agreeing only to finance maintenance on existing parts of the border fence.The real funding battle will play out starting in October, when 2018 budget negotiations begin in earnest.© – AFP 2017Read: Varadkar says he will not rescind Donald Trump’s invitation to visit Ireland >Read: Donald Trump gets a major boost in an election seen as a referendum on him > Jun 22nd 2017, 7:38 AM 94 Comments Donald Trump just had an idea — Make the Mexican border ‘a solar wall so it pays for itself’ ‘Pretty good imagination, right? My idea!,’ the US President said. center_img Short URL Source: CNN/YouTubeUS PRESIDENT DONALD Trump has pitched a new concept to his supporters for the wall he intends to erect on the Mexican border: cover it with solar panels — and use the energy to cover construction costs.“Yes, we will build a wall,” he told a crowd in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. “We have to stop the drugs from flowing in.”“I will give you an idea that nobody has heard about yet,” he said. “The southern border. Lots of sun, lots of heat. We are thinking about building a wall as a solar wall. So it creates energy. And pays for itself.” By AFP http://jrnl.ie/3457061 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Thessaloniki suffers water shortages

first_imgA burst pipeline caused severe water shortages to Greece’e second biggest city this week forcing residents to rely on bottled water and a water rotation system to be enacted by supplier EYATH.Reports state that 40% of the city’s supply was affected by a rupture in the Aravissos pipeline. EYATH said that the rupture has now been repaired and expected supply to be restored by yesterday (Saturday). However EYATH President, Yiannis Krestenitis, said that said the problems in water supply will take time, as the water coming through the pipe was still opaque and would not be distributed until its potability improves.Krestenitis went on to say that supply will be interrupted in areas that did not have problems these past few days in order to provide water to the affected areas.A number of schools were forced to close last week though are expected to reopen on Monday. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Say Media Redesigns ReadWrite Intros New Adaptive Ads

first_img“The feeling was that last fall was a half-step,” says ReadWrite editor-in-chief Owen Thomas. “That’s not at all a ding, but it’s a reality that when you’re taking an audience along with you on a big change like this you don’t want to overwhelm them. You also want to have a very defined change so you can test your theses.”Along with faster load times and easier sharing, editors, working in Say Media‘s proprietary Tempest media platform, can now work with three different content templates depending on the type of story they’re developing. “Shorts,” or news briefs, have no lead image or deck and are quick, short reads. “Standard” stories, 300-700 words in length, make up the bulk of the content and include a head and deck and a variety of image placement choices. Lastly, “Feature” templates are introduced by a full-width image at the top of the item, with the head, deck and byline knocked out within it. The content templates are as much driven by simplifying the production process as reacting to the realities of responsive design. The formatting options allow editors the flexibility to create their content in a way that fits in multiple viewing orientations. The redesign also features new advertising choices Say Media has dubbed Adaptive Ads. As of now there are two formats: Adaptive Fullscreen and Adaptive Stripe. Both run in-line with the story, with Siemens as the debut sponsor. The ads, says Thomas, bring the site closer to a magazine experience. “No one accuses magazine ads of being interruptive,” he says. “I feel like we’re getting closer to that magazine concept as a fluid reading experience. The trick is how you combine that with mobile. You shouldn’t have to dumb down or change the ads. It’s the same reader switching between platforms, why show me a different ad?” Tech blog ReadWrite this week debuted a new version of its responsive design site it launched last fall. The new design is a next step in the evolutionary process ReadWrite and other sites like it have been going through now that mobile is such a huge traffic driver. Two big motivators for the new design were both editorial and business-related. Mobile-sourced traffic is now 35 percent of the total and last fall’s relaunch was considered the first step in ongoing development influenced by changes in traffic and engagement patterns.  last_img read more

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Your next Amazon Prime package could be delivered to your garage with

first_img Now playing: Watch this: 0 Share your voice Mentioned Above Amazon Cloud Cam Amazon Cloud Cam Amazon Prime Amazon Amazon launched Key in late 2017, bringing the in-home delivery service to several dozen US metro areas. The keyless entry feature expanded nationwide the following April, and in-car delivery arrived soon after. The new delivery services are only available to Prime customers in a handful of markets but come at no additional cost.The e-commerce company is using Key as another tool to dominate the smart home, where it’s already the market leader in smart speakers and is a major player in TV streamers. Added to that, the in-home delivery service should help Amazon cut down on package thefts, which annoy customers and cost the company money for replacements. Amazon said it doesn’t have any data on whether Key is having an impact on thefts.Though Amazon is moving forward with a handful of new concepts for Key, it currently doesn’t have plans to create its own smart lock. “Not at this time,” an Amazon spokeswoman said. “We’ll leave that to the pros at Yale, Kwikset and Schlage.”On the name change, Shrivastava said the company wanted to emphasize the service’s many keyless entry features more than Amazon’s in-home delivery service, a part of Key that was at first mocked by customers for seeming too intrusive.As part of Monday’s announcement, Amazon unveiled:In-garage access using Chamberlain’s myQ-connected garage-door software. The new feature will allow people to monitor and control their garage doors using the Key app. Prime customers in eligible markets will be able to use this feature to get in-garage deliveries. These new features will roll out in the second quarter. Garage deliveries are technically already available for anyone who sets up the Key service in a garage with an outside door.Key for Business, a fob that lets drivers deliver Amazon packages to offices and apartments without needing to get buzzed in each time by building staff. The service is already being used as part of a beta program in hundreds of commercial properties, including apartments owned by WinnCompanies, Avalon and Kettler.The new Schlage Encode Wi-Fi-connected lock will be available for preorder and join the Key program starting today. The $250 lock ships in the US starting March 5. The lock will be the first in the Key lineup that uses Wi-Fi, which will allow Amazon to provide the keyless entry features without the need for a separate $120 Cloud Cam security camera. For all the other locks, the Cloud Cam acts as a wireless Zigbee hub to remotely open and close the lock. Prime customers who want to use the in-home delivery service will still need to set up a Cloud Cam.A new integration with Ring that lets customers open and close their Key-compatible locks from within the Ring app. That new feature is coming in the first quarter. Amazon acquired Ring for a reported $1 billion last April.CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show.CES schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. See it Tags Post a comment A demo of the Key in-home delivery service. Sarah Tew/CNET Amazon is on a mission to operate your front door and, while it’s at it, your car trunk and garage door, too.On Monday, the world’s largest online retailer unveiled a handful of updates to its in-home delivery service, starting with a slightly tweaked name. The service, originally called Amazon Key, is now dubbed Key by Amazon.Added to that, Amazon revealed a new Key for Business service, integration with the Amazon-owned Ring home-security app and in-garage delivery using Chamberlain’s connected garage doors. Plus, a new Schlage Encode Wi-Fi-connected lock was added to the Key program, joining other smart locks from Schlage, Yale and Kwikset. The new announcements were timed for the start of CES 2019, the biggest annual tech show.”We have been super excited and super thrilled to see how Key is being used today,” Rohit Shrivastava, Key’s general manager, said in an interview. “It clearly goes way beyond delivery.”As is typical for Amazon, Shrivastava declined to provide hard figures on how many customers are using Key but said, “This is a service that our customers are loving and using a lot.” Smart Home Smart Locks Review • Amazon Cloud Cam: Everything you need, nothing you don’t Preview • Amazon’s Cloud Cam looks like a Nest Cam, costs a lot less 2:08 CES 2019 $89 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Here’s how Amazon Key In-Car delivery workslast_img read more

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Verizon holds the most 5Gheavy advertising pitch ever

first_img Share your voice Mobile 8:24 Verizon also introduced what it called an “extended-reality” partnership program with news outlets like USA Today, Reuters, the Associated Press, Time and Now This, which’ll give the journalism groups access to the technology at the company’s 5G Labs and 5G Studio. The idea is for the outlets to experiment with immersive journalism and distribute the new formats on Yahoo News. The company also touted a traditional documentary film it would help release, a movie called 5B (note: 5B is unrelated to 5G) about nurses at the San Francisco General Hospital ward that treated early patients with AIDS and HIV. In addition, Yahoo Sports will be extending its NFL streaming rights into the Yahoo Fantasy Football mobile app for the first time, Verizon said, among other announcements.  0 We tested Verizon’s new 5G network Post a comment Verizon, which dedicated much of its CES keynote to 5G in January, brought a message about the next-gen network to advertisers in New York.  Angela Lang/CNET It’s that time of year in New York, when digital media companies put on “Newfronts,” splashy presentations for video advertisers. Usually, it’s a chance for services like Hulu and YouTube to impress marketers with their buzzy new shows and trot out their highest-wattage talent. So for its Newfront, Verizon put its biggest star center stage: 5G.Verizon, which bought digital media properties through its acquisition of AOL in 2015 and Yahoo in 2017, has been a staple of the Newfronts in past years via those media-focused units. But under its new banner of Verizon Media, the company put a 5G-heavy spin on its announcements Tuesday, emphasizing how the next-generation mobile network could be transformative for video advertising. Tuesday, Verizon unveiled Hypezilla, a motion-capture animated purple gorilla creature that can pitch products for people to virtually “try” in augmented reality. Hypezilla will be the emcee of this interactive video series that’ll be available on the Yahoo Play app. Hypezilla’s motion capture acting is being created in Verizon’s 5G-based video studio in Los Angeles, run by the company’s edgy video unit Ryot.  Tags Verizon Now playing: Watch this:last_img read more

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After Priyanka Chopra Alia Bhatt wants to enter Hollywood is she planning

first_imgAlia Bhatt wants to enter Hollywood.SUJIT JAISWAL/AFP/Getty ImagesWhile Priyanka Chopra has been doing some good work in the West, Alia Bhatt now expressed a desire to try her luck in Hollywood.Alia, who has been having a wonderful phase in her career, recently said that she wishes to enter Hollywood soon.”I do hope to go there (Hollywood) someday and soon. That is like entering a whole new industry and that is not easy at all. I will have to do it with some more time on my hand,” the actress told PTI.Alia has been receiving appreciation for her back to back hit performances in Raazi and Gully Boy. She will next be seen in Kalank, which is going to be released this Wednesday. It is a tricky thing to decide if shifting focus towards Hollywood at the peak of her Bollywood career will be the right thing to do or not.Although Priyanka has been getting a number of projects in the West, none of her performances was good enough to grab worldwide appreciation. Ever since she turned towards Hollywood, she has not done much work in Hindi movies.Will Alia also abandon Bollywood if at all she enters Hollywood? Well, only time will tell. Priyanka Chopra and Nick JonasPhoto by Rob Kim/Getty ImagesMeanwhile, Alia is also set to make her Telugu debut with SS Rajamouli’s RRR. Speaking about her preparation for the film, Alia said that it is tough but she is having fun.She further said that she always wanted to work with Rajamouli. “He was on my bucket list of directors. Not only because of Baahubali, of course, that was a very big factor but also because of his imagination. Right from Magadheera to Eega, these concepts are simply mind-blowing. He is truly an artist and understands his audience, the people he is making the film for. His emotions and story are so powerful, likewise, with RRR, he has a very powerful story to tell,” she told an entertainment portal.last_img read more

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Aww DIY Mini Raspberry Pi Game Boy is Adorable

first_img Celebrate Pi Day on Tuesday by building your own Raspberry Pi-based Game Boy emulator.The nostalgia-infused project from Hackaday.io user Peter Barker (a.k.a. “moosepr”) is based on the Pi Zero and a 2.2-inch ili9341 TFT display.“So the Pi Zero is cool, retro gaming is cool, I’m really not cool, but I thought ‘what the hell,’” the project page said. “I’m not overly fond of ‘rats nest’ wires, and I have a bit of an obsession with making things as small as possible, so this is what I came up with.”No bigger than a classic Game Boy cartridge, the mini machine includes a charge/protect board (“just make sure you get one with protection,” Barker warned), two navigation switches, and an attached battery for portability.In a demonstration video (below), Barker shows off downloaded content like RetroPie and Sonic The Hedgehog.In an effort to add sound without bulk, the developer repurposed old piezoelectric transducers—the audio devices hidden inside musical greeting cards (“designed to be as loud and annoying as possible from a tiny battery,” according to Barker).“Sure it is a bit scratchy, and not overly loud (I think that is a bonus), but we have sound by adding just one more component,” he wrote in a recent update.But an inventor’s work is never done, and in his quest to make things “as small as possible,” Barker is now testing surface-mount technology (SMT) transducers “that could be squeezed onto the board in a future design.”Hackaday.io user mooseprHe also installed Pico-8, a virtual machine designed to mimic a “fantasy video game console” in a limited 128-by-128 pixels and 16-color display.“The screen is actually too big for Pico-8,” he lamented in today’s post. “But the little nav switches actually work quite well [and] you get used to their quirks.”Get a Raspberry Pi now and try on your own projects! Stay on target Lyra Is a Handheld Gaming System Powered by a Raspberry PiRaspberry Pi Used to Steal 500 MB of NASA Data last_img read more

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Top 120 sales non sales of 2019 Monterey Car Auctions

first_img 1959 Lister-Jaguar Sports RacerMike Maez / Gooding & Co 1954/1959 Ferrari 0432MSomer Hooker / NewAtlas.com 1925 Renault 40 CV Torpédo SkiffBrian Henniker / Gooding & Company High Bid: $1,325,000Auction House: BonhamsEstimate: from $1,600,000 to $1,900,000Official Auction Page$1,325,000 | 1963 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible 1965 Shelby 427 CobraDeremer Studios LLC / RM-Sotheby’s 1927 Bentley 6½-Litre Le Mans Sports in the style of Vanden PlasKarissa Hosek / RM-Sotheby’s High Bid: $625,000Auction House: RM-Sotheby’sEstimate: from $800,000 to $1,000,000Official Auction Page$621,000 | 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe Auction House: RM-Sotheby’sEstimate: from $1,500,000 to $1,800,000Official Auction Page$1,435,000 | 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing High Bid: $2,450,000Auction House: Gooding & CompanyEstimate: from $2,800,000 to $3,200,000Official Auction PageNo Sale | 1997 Ferrari F50 Auction House: Gooding & CompanyEstimate: from $1,200,000 to $1,400,000Official Auction Page$742,500 | 1935 Auburn 851 SC Boattail Speedster High Bid: $2,300,000Auction House: RM-Sotheby’sEstimate: from $2,900,000 to $3,500,000Official Auction PageNo Sale | 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Series I Coupe Aerodinamico 1934 Packard Twelve Individual Custom Convertible Sedan by DietrichNathan Leach-Proffer / RM Sotheby’s High Bid: $7,000,000Auction House: RM-Sotheby’sEstimate: from $8,000,000 to $10,000,000Official Auction Page$6,385,000 | 1965 Aston Martin DB5 “Bond Car” 2014 Ferrari LaFerrariJosh Hway / Gooding & Co How is type 2 asthma diagnosed and treated? 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High Bid: $1,700,000Auction House: Gooding & CompanyEstimate: from $2,000,000 to $2,400,000Official Auction Page$1,682,500 | 1991 Ferrari F40 1965 Ferrari 275 GTBBrian Henniker / Gooding & Co 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing CoupeRusso & Steele Auction House: BonhamsEstimate: from $1,000,000 to $1,300,000Official Auction PageNo Sale | 1937 Packard Twelve Convertible Victoria by Rollston 1959 Porsche 718 RSK ‘Center-Seat’ SpyderSomer Hooker / NewAtlas.com Auction House: BonhamsEstimate: from $1,250,000 to $1,900,000Official Auction Page$1,050,000 | 2008 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Auction House: Gooding & CompanyEstimate: from $900,000 to $1,200,000Official Auction Page$825,000 | 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Sports Saloon High Bid: $1,050,000Auction House: RM-Sotheby’sEstimate: from $1,250,000 to $1,500,000Official Auction Page$1,050,000 | 2017 Ford GT ’66 Heritage Series Auction House: RM-Sotheby’sEstimate: from $1,100,000 to $1,300,000Official Auction PageNo Sale | 1990 Ferrari F40 1961 Aston Martin DB4GTTim Scott / RM Sotheby’s High Bid: $925,000Auction House: RM-Sotheby’sEstimate: from $1,100,000 to $1,250,000Official Auction Page$935,000 | 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster Does mepolizumab help relieve symptoms of severe asthma? 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Auction House: RM-Sotheby’sEstimate: from $2,900,000 to $3,400,000Official Auction Page$2,755,000 | 1939 Alfa Romeo Tipo 256 Coupe Auction House: Gooding & CompanyEstimate: from $5,500,000 to $6,000,000Official Auction PageNo Sale | 1955 Ferrari 375 MM Coupe Speciale by Ghia High Bid: $975,000Auction House: RM-Sotheby’sEstimate: from $1,250,000 to $1,500,000Official Auction Page$962,500 | 1965 Shelby Cobra Roadster 289 Auction House: BonhamsEstimate: from $1,275,000 to $1,475,000Official Auction Page$1,352,500 | 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe Auction House: Gooding & CompanyEstimate: from $550,000 to $700,000Official Auction PageNo Sale | 2018 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Coupe High Bid: $710,000Auction House: BonhamsEstimate: from $850,000 to $950,000Official Auction PageNo Sale | 1939 Lagonda V-12 Rapide Drophead Coupe 1953 Aston Martin DB3S WorksTim Scott / RM Sotheby’s 1997 Ferrari F50Josh Hway / Gooding & Co Auction House: Russo & SteeleEstimate: from $1,200,000 to $1,400,000Official Auction PageNo Sale | 2019 McLaren Senna Auction House: Gooding & CompanyEstimate: from $500,000 to $750,000Official Auction Page$1,105,000 | 1955 Lincoln Indianapolis Exclusive Study by Boano 1969 Ferrari 365 GTB-4 DaytonaJosh Hway / Gooding & Company Auction House: MecumEstimate: from $2,500,000 to $3,000,000Official Auction PageNo Sale | 1937 Delahaye 135M Competition Court Roadster 1931 Bentley 4 1/2 Liter Supercharged ‘Birkin Le Mans Replica’ TourerBonhams 1962 Ferrari 250 California SWB SpiderDarin Schnabel / RM Sotheby’s High Bid: $700,000Auction House: Gooding & CompanyEstimate: from $900,000 to $1,200,000Official Auction PageNo Sale | 1959 Lister-Jaguar Sports Racer High Bid: $2,350,000Auction House: RM-Sotheby’sEstimate: from $2,550,000 to $2,800,000Official Auction PageNo Sale | 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Alloy by Scaglietti High Bid: $500,000Auction House: MecumEstimate: from $500,000 to $750,000Official Auction Page 1989 Ferrari F40Bonhams 2014 Ferrari LaFerrariDarin Schnabel / RM Sotheby’s 2006 Ferrari FXXDarin Schnabel / RM Sotheby’s 1937 Packard Twelve Convertible Victoria by RollstonErik Fuller / RM Sotheby’s Auction House: Gooding & CompanyEstimate: from $2,750,000 to $3,500,000Official Auction Page$2,750,000 | 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Auction House: RM-Sotheby’sEstimate: from $2,200,000 to $2,400,000Official Auction PageNo Sale | 2014 Ferrari Sergio High Bid: $665,000Auction House: RM-Sotheby’sEstimate: from $700,000 to $900,000Official Auction PageNo Sale | 1938 Talbot-Lago T120 Roadster 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Series I CabrioletMathieu Heurtault / Gooding & Co 1937 Delahaye 135M Competition Court RoadsterSomer Hooker / NewAtlas.com 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Long Nose AlloyGooding & Co AllMedX 1961 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Coupe Aerodinamico by PininfarinaSomer Hooker / NewAtlas.com 1996 Porsche 911 GT2RM-Sotheby’s 1913 Isotta Fraschini Tipo IMSomer Hooker / NewAtlas.com 1991 Ferrari F40Darin Schnabel / RM Sotheby’s 2014 Ferrari LaFerrariMecum 1960 Porsche 718 RS 60 WerksDarin Schnabel / RM Sotheby’s 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL RoadsterMike Maez / Gooding & Company 1990 Ferrari F40Josh Hway / Gooding & Co 1993 Porsche 964 Carrera RS 3.8Gooding & Co High Bid: $2,500,000Auction House: Gooding & CompanyEstimate: from $3,500,000 to $4,000,000Official Auction PageNo Sale | 1961 Aston Martin DB4GT 2017 Ford GT ’66 Heritage SeriesBonhams 1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America by Pinin FarinaPeter Seabrook / RM Sotheby’s Auction House: MecumEstimate: from $2,750,000 to $3,500,000Official Auction PageNo Sale | 1947 Delahaye 135MS Figoni et Falaschi Narval Cabriolet 1963 Aston Martin DB5 ConvertibleTim Scott / RM-Sotheby’s AllMedX 1966 Aston Martin Short-Chassis VolanteTom Hains / RM Sotheby’s 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL GullwingMathieu Heurtault / Gooding & Company High Bid: $2,400,000Auction House: Gooding & CompanyEstimate: from $2,800,000 to $3,200,000Official Auction PageNo Sale | 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO 1938 Lagonda V-12 Rapide Drophead CoupeRM-Sotheby’s High Bid: $1,600,000Auction House: BonhamsEstimate: from $2,000,000 to $3,000,000Official Auction PageNo Sale | 2015 Aston Martin Vulcan High Bid: $7,500,000Auction House: RM-Sotheby’sEstimate: from $8,750,000 to $10,500,000Official Auction Page$7,650,000 | 1965 Ford GT40 Roadster Prototype Auction House: Gooding & CompanyEstimate: from $1,750,000 to $2,250,000Official Auction PageNo Sale | 2015 Porsche 918 “Weissach” Spyder Auction House: RM-Sotheby’sEstimate: from $2,250,000 to $2,750,000Official Auction PageNo Sale | 1930 Bentley 6½-Litre ‘Speed Six’ Sportsman’s Saloon by H.J. Mulliner High Bid: $625,000Auction House: MecumEstimate: from $800,000 to $1,200,000Official Auction PageNo Sale | 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 Sc Roadster 1969 Ferrari 365 GTS by PininfarinaJosh Sweeney / RM Sotheby’s High Bid: $1,100,000Auction House: BonhamsEstimate: from $1,200,000 to $1,500,000Official Auction PageNo Sale | 1947 Delahaye 135M Guillore Cabriolet 1930 Bentley 6½-Litre ‘Speed Six’ Sportsman’s Saloon by H.J. MullinerPatrick Ernzen / RM-Sotheby’s 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB by ScagliettiDarin Schnabel / RM Sotheby’s High Bid: $1,050,000Auction House: Gooding & CompanyEstimate: from $1,400,000 to $1,600,000Official Auction PageNo Sale | 1965 Shelby 427 Cobra High Bid: $2,200,000Auction House: BonhamsEstimate: from $2,750,000 to $3,750,000Official Auction Page$2,040,000 | 1930 Duesenberg Model J Sport Berline 1930 Duesenberg Model J Sport BerlineBrian Henniker / Gooding & Co Auction House: Gooding & CompanyEstimate: from $2,000,000 to $2,500,000Official Auction Page$2,040,000 | 2014 Pagani Huayra Tempesta “Scozia” 1928 Bentley 4 1/2 Litre Sports TourerGooding & Co 1932 Auburn 12-160A Boattail SpeedsterBonhams What are the most common asthma exacerbations? Visit Allmedx.com to find out. Auction House: RM-Sotheby’sEstimate: from $2,000,000 to $2,400,000Official Auction Page$1,985,000 | 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB 2014 Ferrari SergioGooding & Co Auction House: RM-Sotheby’sEstimate: from $800,000 to $1,000,000Official Auction PageNo Sale | 1996 Porsche 911 GT2 1967 Ferrari 330 GTSMike Maez / Gooding & Co 1962 Aston Martin DB4 ‘GT Engine’ Series IVDirk de Jager / RM Sotheby’s 2017 Ford GTDarin Schnabel / RM Sotheby’s 1954 Maserati A6GCS by Fiandri & MalagoliSomer Hooker / NewAtlas.com Auction House: Gooding & CompanyEstimate: from $1,600,000 to $1,800,000Official Auction PageNo Sale | 1988 Porsche 959 Sport 1931 Studebaker Special Indy CarGooding & Co High Bid: $725,000Auction House: RM-Sotheby’sEstimate: from $825,000 to $900,000Official Auction PageNo Sale | 1952 Siata 8V Berlinetta Auction House: BonhamsEstimate: from $750,000 to $950,000Official Auction Page$605,000 | 1898 Riker Electric Stanhope Auction House: RM-Sotheby’sEstimate: from $1,500,000 to $1,800,000Official Auction Page$1,672,000 | 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB 1961 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series II by PininfarinaRobert Dening / RM-Sotheby’s Auction House: RM-Sotheby’sEstimate: from $5,750,000 to $7,750,000Official Auction Page$5,100,000 | 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France Berlinetta 1953 Fiat 8V SupersonicSomer Hooker / NewAtlas.com REVealed: 1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT Auction House: Gooding & CompanyEstimate: from $3,000,000 to $4,000,000Official Auction Page$2,640,000 | 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari High Bid: $3,350,000Auction House: RM-Sotheby’sEstimate: from $4,000,000 to $5,000,000Official Auction Page$3,000,000 | 1995 Ferrari F50 1965 De Tomaso P70 by FantuzziBonhams 1955 Alfa Romeo 1900C SS CoupeMike Maez / Gooding & Company 2015 Aston Martin VulcanGooding & Company 1952 Ferrari 225 Sport Spider by VignaleDarin Schnabel / RM Sotheby’s High Bid: $1,900,000Auction House: Gooding & CompanyEstimate: from $2,500,000 to $3,000,000Official Auction Page$1,765,000 | 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS Find many free full text studies on severe asthma at Allmedx.com. High Bid: $3,700,000Auction House: BonhamsEstimate: Refer to auction houseOfficial Auction Page$3,635,000 | 1951 Ferrari 340 America Coupe Speciale 1985 Ferrari 288 GTOStephen Kim / RM Sotheby’s High Bid: $2,700,000Auction House: RM-Sotheby’sEstimate: from $3,250,000 to $3,750,000Official Auction PageNo Sale | 1961 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Coupe Aerodinamico by Pininfarina 2015 Porsche 918 ‘Weissach’ SpyderTim Scott / RM-Sotheby’s High Bid: $825,000Auction House: RM-Sotheby’sEstimate: from $900,000 to $1,200,000Official Auction PageNo Sale | 1955 Alfa Romeo 1900C SS Coupe 2018 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato CoupeKarissa Hosek / RM Sotheby’s 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB BerlinettaDarin Schnabel / RM Sotheby’s High Bid: $9,400,000Auction House: RM-Sotheby’sEstimate: from $10,500,000 to $13,000,000Official Auction Page$8,145,000 | 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta High Bid: $1,250,000Auction House: RM-Sotheby’sEstimate: from $1,400,000 to $1,800,000Official Auction Page$1,242,500 | 2017 Ford GT High Bid: $680,000Auction House: Gooding & CompanyEstimate: from $1,000,000 to $1,400,000Official Auction PageNo Sale | 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 Sc Cabriolet High Bid: $2,700,000Auction House: RM-Sotheby’sEstimate: from $2,900,000 to $3,500,000Official Auction Page$2,645,000 | 1913 Isotta Fraschini Tipo IM 1994 McLaren F1 ‘LM-Specification’Darin Schnabel / RM Sotheby’s 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing CoupeRusso & Steele Auction House: Gooding & CompanyEstimate: from $1,200,000 to $1,500,000Official Auction PageNo Sale | 1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America by Pinin Farina Auction House: Russo & SteeleEstimate: from $925,000 to $1,100,000Official Auction PageNo Sale | 1934 Packard Twelve Individual Custom Convertible Sedan by Dietrich Privacy policy 1963 Shelby 289 Cobra DragonsnakeMecum Auction House: Gooding & CompanyEstimate: from $1,300,000 to $1,600,000Official Auction Page$1,380,000 | 1965 Shelby 427 Cobra 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California SpiderSomer Hooker / NewAtlas.comcenter_img 1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Landaulette by BarkerKarissa Hosek / RM Sotheby’s High Bid: $1,050,000Auction House: Gooding & CompanyEstimate: from $1,200,000 to $1,400,000Official Auction Page$1,045,000 | 1965 Shelby 289 Cobra High Bid: $2,600,000Auction House: MecumEstimate: Refer to auction houseOfficial Auction PageNo Sale | 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Long Nose Alloy High Bid: $1,300,000Auction House: BonhamsEstimate: from $1,800,000 to $2,400,000Official Auction Page$1,297,500 | 1941 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Cabriolet A Auction House: BonhamsEstimate: Refer to auction houseOfficial Auction Page$3,600,000 | 1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT Auction House: BonhamsEstimate: from $1,350,000 to $1,550,000Official Auction Page$1,325,000 | 1936 Bugatti Type 57 Atalante 1951 Ferrari 340 America Coupe SpecialeSomer Hooker / NewAtlas.com Auction House: RM-Sotheby’sEstimate: from $1,350,000 to $1,500,000Official Auction PageNo Sale | 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing 1947 DELAHAYE 135M GUILLORE CABRIOLETMecum 1941 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Cabriolet AGooding & Co 1932 Duesenberg Model J Victoria Coupe by JudkinsGabor Mayer / RM Sotheby’s Auction House: BonhamsEstimate: from $975,000 to $1,100,000Official Auction Page$830,000 | 1925 Renault 40 CV Torpédo Skiff Auction House: Gooding & CompanyEstimate: from $1,500,000 to $1,800,000Official Auction Page$1,625,000 | 1953 Fiat 8V Supersonic Auction House: MecumEstimate: from $1,200,000 to $1,400,000Official Auction PageNo Sale | 1964 Shelby 289 Cobra High Bid: $2,750,000Auction House: BonhamsEstimate: from $3,250,000 to $3,750,000Official Auction PageNo Sale | 1954 Maserati A6GCS by Fiandri & Malagoli 1974 BMW 3.5 CSL IMSACourtney Cutchen / RM Sotheby’s Auction House: RM-Sotheby’sEstimate: from $900,000 to $1,200,000Official Auction Page$1,105,000 | 1931 Studebaker Special Indy Car Auction House: RM-Sotheby’sEstimate: from $1,200,000 to $1,500,000Official Auction Page$1,210,000 | 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe Auction House: RM-Sotheby’sEstimate: from $1,200,000 to $1,500,000Official Auction PageNo Sale | 1966 Aston Martin Short-Chassis Volante 1955 Lincoln Indianapolis Exclusive Study by BoanoDarin Schnabel / RM Sotheby’s High Bid: $820,000Auction House: Gooding & CompanyEstimate: from $1,000,000 to $1,300,000Official Auction PageNo Sale | 1928 Bentley 4 1/2 Litre Sports Tourer 1938 TALBOT-LAGO T120 ROADSTERMecum 1947 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Inskip ConvertibleMecum Auction House: Gooding & CompanyEstimate: from $7,000,000 to $8,000,000Official Auction Page$6,000,000 | 1975 Ferrari 312T Auction House: Gooding & CompanyEstimate: from $1,500,000 to $2,200,000Official Auction Page$1,226,000 | 1959 Bentley S1 Continental Drophead Coupe by Park Ward 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Sports SaloonBonhams 1963 Shelby 289 Cobra DragonsnakeMecum 1988 Porsche 959Mike Maez / Gooding & Co 1962 Ferrari 196 SP by FantuzziSomer Hooker / NewAtlas.com 1965 Aston Martin DB5 “Bond Car”Darin Schnabel / RM Sotheby’s Auction House: RM-Sotheby’sEstimate: from $900,000 to $1,200,000Official Auction PageNo Sale | 1932 Duesenberg Model J Victoria Coupe by Judkins High Bid: $1,175,000Auction House: RM-Sotheby’sEstimate: from $1,400,000 to $1,800,000Official Auction Page$1,160,000 | 1927 Bentley 6½-Litre Le Mans Sports in the style of Vanden Plas AllMedX 1936 Bugatti Type 57 AtalanteGooding & Company High Bid: $4,300,000Auction House: Gooding & CompanyEstimate: from $6,000,000 to $8,000,000Official Auction PageNo Sale | 1959 Porsche 718 RSK “Center-Seat” Spyder 1965 Shelby 427 CobraBonhams 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing CoupeBonhams Auction House: RM-Sotheby’sEstimate: from $1,000,000 to $1,400,000Official Auction Page$1,710,000 | 1993 Porsche 964 Carrera RS 3.8 1955 Ferrari 375 MM Coupe Speciale by GhiaDarin Schnabel / RM Sotheby’s 1947 Delahaye 135MS Figoni et Falaschi Narval Cabriolet // Mecum Monterey 2019 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 Sc RoadsterKevin Uy / RM Sotheby’s 1965 SHELBY 289 COBRA CSX2588Mecum High Bid: $675,000Auction House: MecumEstimate: from $750,000 to $1,000,000Official Auction PageNo Sale | 1962 Aston Martin DB4 ‘SS Engine’ Series IV 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL RoadsterJack Schroeder / RM-Sotheby’s High Bid: $1,000,000Auction House: RM-Sotheby’sEstimate: from $1,200,000 to $1,400,000Official Auction Page$995,000 | 1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona We recommend High Bid: $670,000Auction House: RM-Sotheby’sEstimate: from $780,000 to $1,000,000Official Auction PageNo Sale | 1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Landaulette by Barker High Bid: $2,500,000Auction House: RM-Sotheby’sEstimate: from $3,000,000 to $4,000,000Official Auction PageNo Sale | 2017 Pagani Huayra Roadster 1939 Porsche Type 64Somer Hooker / NewAtlas.com 1965 Shelby Cobra Roadster 289Russo & Steele Google Analytics settings 2017 Pagani Huayra RoadsterSomer Hooker / NewAtlas.com High Bid: $1,100,000Auction House: MecumEstimate: from $1,500,000 to $2,000,000Official Auction PageNo Sale | 1962 Aston Martin DB4 ‘GT Engine’ Series IV 1939 Lagonda V-12 Rapide Drophead CoupeBrian Henniker / Gooding & Co High Bid: $940,000Auction House: RM-Sotheby’sEstimate: from $1,200,000 to $1,500,000Official Auction PageNo Sale | 1966 Shelby 427 Cobra 1966 Shelby 427 CobraDeremer Studios LLC / RM-Sotheby’s 1952 Siata 8V BerlinettaBonhams 2005 Porsche Carrera GTMo Satarzadeh / RM Sotheby’s High Bid: $1,300,000Auction House: Gooding & CompanyEstimate: from $1,500,000 to $1,800,000Official Auction PageNo Sale | 1932 Auburn 12-160A Boattail Speedster High Bid: $1,550,000Auction House: Gooding & CompanyEstimate: from $2,000,000 to $2,500,000Official Auction Page$1,517,500 | 1961 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series II by Pininfarina 1958 Ferrari 250 GT CoupeBonhams High Bid: $1,100,000Auction House: RM-Sotheby’sEstimate: from $1,400,000 to $1,800,000Official Auction Page$1,100,000 | 1966 FerrariI 275 GTS Auction House: RM-Sotheby’sEstimate: from $7,000,000 to $9,000,000Official Auction PageNo Sale | 1962 Ferrari 196 SP by Fantuzzi Auction House: WorldwideEstimate: Refer to auction houseOfficial Auction PageNo Sale | 2005 Ford GT PB1-1 “Nardo” Auction House: Gooding & CompanyEstimate: from $11,000,000 to $13,000,000Official Auction PageNo Sale | 1962 Ferrari 250 California SWB Spider High Bid: $2,300,000Auction House: Gooding & CompanyEstimate: from $2,800,000 to $3,400,000Official Auction Page$2,205,000 | 1969 Ferrari 365 GTS by Pininfarina High Bid: $500,000Auction House: RM-Sotheby’sEstimate: from $600,000 to $800,000Official Auction PageNo Sale | 1947 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Inskip Convertible 1989 Jaguar XJR-10Matt Howell / Gooding & Co Auction House: Gooding & CompanyEstimate: from $4,000,000 to $4,500,000Official Auction Page$3,520,000 | 2006 Ferrari FXX 1961 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Coupe Aerodinamico by PininfarinaSomer Hooker / NewAtlas.com 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France BerlinettaGooding & Co 2014 Pagani Huayra Tempesta “Scozia”Erik Fuller / RM Sotheby’s High Bid: $1,200,000Auction House: RM-Sotheby’sEstimate: from $1,500,000 to $2,200,000Official Auction Page$1,193,000 | 2005 Porsche Carrera GT High Bid: $925,000Auction House: RM-Sotheby’sEstimate: from $1,200,000 to $1,400,000Official Auction Page$907,000 | 2017 Ferrari F12TDF Auction House: MecumEstimate: from $900,000 to $1,200,000Official Auction PageNo Sale | 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster Auction House: BonhamsEstimate: from $1,750,000 to $1,950,000Official Auction Page$1,600,000 | 1952 Ferrari 212 Inter Coupe High Bid: $650,000Auction House: MecumEstimate: from $900,000 to $1,100,000Official Auction PageNo Sale | 1952 Allard J2 Roadster AllMedX Auction House: Gooding & CompanyEstimate: from $1,700,000 to $2,000,000Official Auction PageNo Sale | 1965 De Tomaso P70 by Fantuzzi 1964 Shelby 289 CobraPatrick Ernzen / RM Sotheby’s High Bid: $1,100,000Auction House: RM-Sotheby’sEstimate: from $1,250,000 to $1,400,000Official Auction PageNo Sale | 1989 Ferrari F40 1975 Ferrari 312TGooding & Co Auction House: RM-Sotheby’sEstimate: from $8,000,000 to $10,000,000Official Auction PageNo Sale | 1953 Aston Martin DB3S Works 1935 AUBURN 851 SC BOATTAIL SPEEDSTERMecum I consent to the use of Google Analytics and related cookies across the TrendMD network (widget, website, blog). Learn more The Monterey Car Week auctions left the collector car world in a state of shock. Sales totals were expected to be similar to 2018 when 850 cars sold for US$370 million but when the hammer fell for the final time in Monterey, just 770 cars had fetched $245 million – a shortfall of 80 cars and $125 million, or 34 percent down.While there was no $48.4 million Ferrari 250 GTO this year, all the major yardsticks were down considerably – market analysis from Hagerty showed sell-through rates dropped from 62 percent in 2018 to 58 percent in 2019, and the the average price fell from $436,849 to $319,610.Just why sales fell so dramatically is still just speculation, though David Undercoffler at Forbes puts a plausible argument that changes to Section 1031 of the US tax code could be a major factor in the equation.Another key factor is the generational change we have been discussing for several years. The massive baby boomer generation prefers the poster cars of its youth, and as it is being replaced by newer generations, the new money is going to newer cars. With baby boomers (born 1946 to 1964) now aged 55 to 75, and beginning to sell off their cars, the prices of their poster cars are set for an increase in supply and a decrease in demand, so prices will fall.Regardless, most readers will have their favorite cars and hence the overall state of the market is of little relevance compared to the prices fetched by your particular favorites, so what follows is a car-by-car illustration of the 120 highest bid cars of Monterey 2019. As you’ll see, roughly half of those bids were not considered high enough to be accepted, resulting in a “no sale.”No Sale | 1954/1959 Ferrari 0432M 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL GullwingBrian Henniker / Gooding & Company 1966 FERRARI 275 GTSMecum High Bid: $675,000Auction House: RM-Sotheby’sEstimate: from $800,000 to $1,000,000Official Auction PageNo Sale | 1963 Shelby 289 Cobra DragonSnake 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4Somer Hooker / NewAtlas.com Auction House: Gooding & CompanyEstimate: from $6,000,000 to $8,000,000Official Auction Page$5,100,000 | 1960 Porsche 718 RS 60 Werks 1962 Aston Martin DB4 ‘SS Engine’ Series IVRM-Sotheby’s 1959 Bentley S1 Continental Drophead Coupe by Park WardRM-Sotheby’s Auction House: MecumEstimate: from $1,100,000 to $1,400,000Official Auction PageNo Sale | 2019 McLaren Senna 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Alloy by ScagliettiMo Satarzadeh / RM-Sotheby’s 1953 Alfa Romeo 6C 3000 CM Superflow IVSomer Hooker / NewAtlas.com Auction House: RM-Sotheby’sEstimate: from $21,000,000 to $23,000,000Official Auction PageNo Sale | 1939 Porsche Type 64 1952 ALLARD J2 ROADSTERMecum 1995 Ferrari F50Jorge A. Guasso / RM Sotheby’s Auction House: RM-Sotheby’sEstimate: from $3,000,000 to $3,500,000Official Auction Page$2,947,500 | 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari 1939 Alfa Romeo Tipo 256 CoupeSomer Hooker / NewAtlas.com Tailoring asthma treatment based on eosinophilic markers. Learn why it is done on Allmedx.com. High Bid: $800,000Auction House: Gooding & CompanyEstimate: from $1,000,000 to $1,300,000Official Auction PageNo Sale | 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster Powered by AllMedX 1938 Bugatti Type 57C StelvioMathieu Heurtault / Gooding & Co 1898 Riker Electric StanhopeWorldwide Auctioneers 1948 Delahaye 135MS CabrioletMike Maez / Gooding & Company. Auction House: RM-Sotheby’sEstimate: from $4,000,000 to $6,000,000Official Auction Page$6,800,000 | 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Series I Cabriolet Auction House: Russo & SteeleEstimate: from $1,100,000 to $1,200,000Official Auction PageNo Sale | 1989 Jaguar XJR-10 2017 Ferrari F12TDFBonhams 1965 Ford GT40 Roadster PrototypeDarin Schnabel / RM Sotheby’s Yes No High Bid: $1,200,000Auction House: RM-Sotheby’sEstimate: from $1,350,000 to $1,650,000Official Auction PageNo Sale | 1974 BMW 3.5 CSL IMSA 2008 Bugatti Veyron 16.4David Bush / RM-Sotheby’s High Bid: $20,000,000Auction House: MecumEstimate: Refer to auction houseOfficial Auction Page$19,805,000 | 1994 McLaren F1 “LM-Specification” 2019 McLaren SennaJosh Hway / Gooding & Co High Bid: $800,000Auction House: Gooding & CompanyEstimate: from $1,000,000 to $1,250,000Official Auction Page$786,000 | 1938 Bugatti Type 57C Stelvio 2019 McLaren SennaPatrick Ernzen / RM Sotheby’s High Bid: $4,700,000Auction House: RM-Sotheby’sEstimate: from $5,000,000 to $7,000,000Official Auction PageNo Sale | 1953 Alfa Romeo 6C 3000 CM Superflow IV High Bid: $17,000,000Auction House: RM-Sotheby’sEstimate: Refer to auction houseOfficial Auction Page$9,905,000 | 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider Auction House: RM-Sotheby’sEstimate: from $2,850,000 to $3,250,000Official Auction PageNo Sale | 1952 Ferrari 225 Sport Spider by Vignale Auction House: Gooding & CompanyEstimate: from $2,000,000 to $2,400,000Official Auction Page$1,765,000 | 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Shooting Brake by Radford 1952 Ferrari 212 Inter CoupeSomer Hooker / NewAtlas.com What role do eosinophils play in asthma? 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first_img AAPM | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care Cynthia McCollough, Ph.D., director of the Mayo Clinic Computed Tomography (CT) Clinical Innovation Center, professor of medical physics and biomedical engineering, and the 2019 president of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), explains the “building bridges” theme of the 2019 AAPM meeting. This theme was the focus of her president’s address at the 2019 AAPM meeting. She spoke on the theme of diversity and how to break down the barriers between various minorities, male-female, religion, national origin, etc. She gave many photo examples of how we pigeon hole people into neat categories and that we often say we have equally in society, however her images showed recent images of big political summits where there are no women present, or they were the secretaries in the background. She said in medical practice, department administration and collaboration on projects, people need to be cognoscente of bias they have engrained by culture for which they may not even be aware.She showed a slide of the AAPM membership makeup by generation and said members need to keep in mind the way each generation thinks and communicates varies by their generation’s life experience and upbringing. McCollough said understanding these differences can help bridge perceived gaps in communication. Find more news and videos from AAPM. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 4:56Loaded: 0.00%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -4:56 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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Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes Nate Bachman, graduate research assistant in the Human Cardiovascular Physiology Lab of the Dept. of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University, describes how he and fellow researchers used multiple types of cardiac imaging to evaluate the health of athletes who compete in endurance events lasting six hours or more, and what the results may suggest for future screening.Watch the VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019, an interview with AHRA President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA. Sponsored Content | Videos | Artificial Intelligence | February 05, 2019 itnTV “Conversations”: Collaboration as a Catalyst for AI Innovation Artificial Intelligence | April 17, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence in Radiology — Are We Doomed? At the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI)/American College of Radiology (ACR) 2019 Symposium, Rasu Shrestha, M.D., MBA, chief strategy officer for Atrium Health, discusses his new role with Atrium, the hype cycle of artificial intelligence (AI) and the key elements of getting AI in radiology — and in healthcare — right.Read the article “Atrium Health Debuts Amazon Alexa Skill to Help Patients Access Medical Care”Listen to the podcast Is Artificial Intelligence The Doom of Radiology?, a discussion with Shrestha. Technology Reports | April 01, 2018 Technology Report: Artificial Intelligence 2017 ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of artificial intelligence advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2017 annual meeting.  AI was by far the hottest topic in sessions and on the expo floor at RSNA 2017. Here are links to related deep learning, machine learning coverage:Why AI By Any Name Is Sweet For RadiologyValue in Radiology Takes on Added Depth at RSNA 2017VIDEO: Key Imaging Technology Trends at RSNA 2017VIDEO: Deep Learning is Key Technology Trend at RSNA 2017VIDEO: Machine Learning and the Future of RadiologyVIDEO: Expanding Role for Artificial Intelligence in Medical ImagingHow Artificial Intelligence Will Change Medical Imaging CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) scanner on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting in July. It is aimed at cardiology office based imaging and was released this past spring at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.The system has removable tablets on each side of the scanner where the tech can adjust the machine, review scout scans and trigger the scanner. The idea is to improve workflow and allow the tech to remain at the bedside longer to be with the patient, rather tucked away in a remote control room using an intercom.The entire system is built into the gantry seen here, so there is no need for extra equipment in a closet, cabinet or server tower.It comes in a 128 slice configuration with 4 cm of anatomical coverage per rotation.It uses the Stellar detector and tin filtration to eliminate low energy photons and help lower dose. It can be programmed to aid workflow by automatically removing bone, create cured planar reconstructions, lung CAD and other post-processing features so more time can be spent on reading scans. The scanner also comes with a HeartFlow FFR-CT starter pack.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Related CT Calcium Scorining Content:VIDEO: New Cholesterol Guidelines Support CT Calcium Scoring for Risk Assessment — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D.CT Calcium Scoring Becoming a Key Risk Factor AssessmentACC and AHA Release Updated Cholesterol Guidelines for 2018VIDEO: CT Calcium Scoring to Screen For Who Should Take Statins — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes Nate Bachman, graduate research assistant in the Human Cardiovascular Physiology Lab of the Dept. of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University, describes how he and fellow researchers used multiple types of cardiac imaging to evaluate the health of athletes who compete in endurance events lasting six hours or more, and what the results may suggest for future screening.Watch the VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019, an interview with AHRA President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA. Sponsored Videos View all 142 items Radiation Oncology | July 22, 2019 VIDEO: Use of a Fully Self-contained Brain Radiotherapy System Stephen Sorensen, Ph.D., DABR, chief of medical physics, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona, explains the first commercial use of the Zap-X stereotactic radio surgery (SRS) brain radiotherapy system. The system uses a capsule-like shield to surround the gantry and patient, eliminating the need for expensive room build outs requiring vaults. The goal of the system is to expand SRS brain therapy by making it easier and less expensive to acquire the treatment system. Sorensen spoke about this system in sessions at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA, discuss some of the most important clinical topics at the 2019 AHRA Annual Meeting and how the association plans to help its members embrace technological change in the coming years. Among the main focuses at the meeting were clinical decision support (CDS), artificial intelligence (AI) and the use of data analytics to improve equipment and personnel performance. Watch the VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes, an interview with Colorado State University graduate research assistant Nate Bachman at AHRA 2019. Related Enterprise Imaging Content:RSNA Technology Report 2017: Enterprise ImagingVIDEO: Building An Effective Enterprise Imaging StrategyFive Steps for Better Diagnostic Image ManagementVIDEO: Enterprise Imaging and the Digital Imaging Adoption ModelEnterprise Imaging to Account for 27 Percent of Imaging MarketVIDEO: Defining Enterprise Imaging — The HIMSS-SIIM Enterprise Imaging WorkgroupVIDEO: How to Build An Enterprise Imaging System RSNA | April 03, 2019 VIDEO: Editor’s Choice of the Most Innovative New Technology at RSNA 2018 ITN Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the most interesting new medical imaging technologies displayed on the expo floor at the 2018 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting. The video includes new technologies for fetal ultrasound, CT, MRI, mobile DR X-ray, a new generation of fluoroscopy systems, MRI contrast mapping to better identify tumors, and a new technique to create moving X-ray images from standard DR imaging.Watch the related VIDEO: Editor’s Choice of the Most Innovative New Artificial Intelligence Technologies at RSNA 2018. This inlcudes a tour of some of the recently FDA-cleared AI technologies for medical imaging at RSNA 2018.  Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes Nate Bachman, graduate research assistant in the Human Cardiovascular Physiology Lab of the Dept. of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University, describes how he and fellow researchers used multiple types of cardiac imaging to evaluate the health of athletes who compete in endurance events lasting six hours or more, and what the results may suggest for future screening.Watch the VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019, an interview with AHRA President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA. Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos Find more news and videos from AAPM. Computed Tomography (CT) | January 08, 2016 RSNA Technology Report 2015: Computed Tomography Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of computed tomography (CT) advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2015. The video includes Freiherr during his booth tours with some of the key vendors who were featuring new technology. Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2019 meeting in July. The system was pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval at AHRA, but received FDA 510(k) clearance in early August 2019.The system features a 33-inch aperture, large enough to place a wheelchair inside. It can be rotated 90 degrees in either direction and the deck can be parked in any position, making it easier for patients to get on and off the 660-pound weight table. The FluoroSpeed X1 offers controls that are ergonomic for technologists, with duplicate controls on each side for either a left- or right-handed tech. The machine also has a large aperture to allow swallow studies.The FluoroSpeed X1 comes equipped with a 17 x 17-inch dynamic digital X-ray detector (FPD) in the table bucky, allowing it to both be used for fluoroscopy as well as radiographic exams.Read more about the FluoroSpeed X1:Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Assist in Pediatric Imaging Sudhen Desai, M.D., FSIR, interventional radiologist at Texas Children’s Hospital, editor of IR Quarterly for the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) and on the Board of Directors for the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs, explained how artificial intelligence (AI) can assist in pediatric imaging and the pitfalls of training AI systems. He spoke at the 2019 Radiology AIMed conference. Deep learning algorithms require large amounts of patient case data to train the systems to read medical images automatically without human intervention. However, in pediatrics, there are often much lower numbers of normal and abnormal scans that can be used compared to vast amounts of adult exams available. This makes it difficult to train systems, so AI developers are coming up with innovative new ways to train their software. Compounding issues with training pediatric imaging AI is that the normal ranges change very quickly for young children due to their rapid development. He explained what is normal for a 2-year-old may not be normal for a 5-year-old.Desai and other pediatric physicians who spoke at the conference said AI could have a big impact on pediatric imaging where there are not enough specialists for the increasing image volumes. Find more SCCT news and videos Find more news and videos from AAPM. Radiation Oncology | May 13, 2019 Patient-first Innovations from Accuray at ASTRO 2018 At ASTRO 2018, Accuray showcased new patient-first innovations, including motion synchronization on Radixact, and the new CK VoLO, a fast optimizer on the CyberKnife system. Andrew Delao, senior director of marketing for Accuray, highlights the new features. Advanced Visualization | April 01, 2019 VIDEO: The GE iCenter Looks Toward the Future of New Technologies GE Healthcare goes beyond core equipment maintenance to help clients solve some of their most important asset and clinical performance challenges through digital solutions. Artificial Intelligence | March 28, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence – GE Builds AI Applications on Edison Platform GE launched a new brand that covers artificial intelligence (AI) at the Radiological Socoety of North American (RSNA) 2018 meeting. The company showed several works-in-progress, including a critical care suite of algorithms and experimental applications for brain MR. Each is being built on GE’s Edison Platform. Related content:Atrium Health Debuts Amazon Alexa Skill to Help Patients Access Medical CareSmart Speaker Technology Harnessed for Hospital Medical Treatments Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., FACC, assistant professor of medicine and radiology, associate program director, advanced cardiac imaging fellowship, University of Utah, explains what radiologists and cardiologists need to know what is needed from CT imaging prior to ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation (AF) and ventricular fibrillation (VF). He spoke at a joint session of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the 2019 SCCT meeting.  Technology Reports View all 9 items Artificial Intelligence | January 15, 2019 Technology Report: Artificial Intelligence 2018 In Artificial Intelligence 2018: What Radiologists Need to Know About AI, ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of artificial intelligence (AI) advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2018 annual meeting. Radiation Therapy | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Creating a Low-cost Radiotherapy System for the Developing World Paul Liu, Ph.D., post-doctoral research associate, Image X Institute at the University of Sydney, Australia, explains how his center is working on a low-cost radiation therapy system for the developing world. The Nano-X system will use a fixed linac gantry and rotate the patient around the beam. This would lighten the weight of the system, reduce the need for room shielding, and cut the number iof moving parts to lower costs and ease maintanence. Liu spoke about the project in sessions at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Related GE Edison Platform Content:VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence – GE Builds AI Applications on Edison PlatformGE Healthcare Unveils New Applications and Smart Devices Built on Edison Platform Related GE Edison Platform Content:GE Healthcare Unveils New Applications and Smart Devices Built on Edison PlatformVIDEO: itnTV Conversations — What is Edison? Enterprise Imaging | July 08, 2019 VIDEO: Building the Right Team for Enterprise Imaging Success — Part 1 ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with Don Dennison, healthcare IT consultant and Chris Roth, M.D., associate professor of radiology, vice chair, information technology and clinical informatics, and director of imaging informatics strategy at Duke University Medical Center, about how to find the right people to deploy a successful enterprise imaging strategy. Artificial Intelligence | July 22, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Machine Learning to Automate Radiotherapy Treatment Planning Leigh Conroy, Ph.D., physics resident, University Health Network, Princess Margaret Cancer Center, Toronto, Canada, explains how her center is using machine learning to automate treatment plans. The center is one of the first to use the RayStation machine learning treatment planning system for radiation oncology. She spoke at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Interventional Radiology | October 19, 2018 VIDEO: Y90 Embolization of Liver Cancer at Henry Ford Hospital Scott Schwartz, M.D., interventional radiologist and program director for IR residencies and the vascular and interventional radiology fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital, explains how the department uses Yttrium-90 (Y90) embolization therapy to treat liver cancer.Find more content on Henry Ford Hospital CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) scanner on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting in July. It is aimed at cardiology office based imaging and was released this past spring at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.The system has removable tablets on each side of the scanner where the tech can adjust the machine, review scout scans and trigger the scanner. The idea is to improve workflow and allow the tech to remain at the bedside longer to be with the patient, rather tucked away in a remote control room using an intercom.The entire system is built into the gantry seen here, so there is no need for extra equipment in a closet, cabinet or server tower.It comes in a 128 slice configuration with 4 cm of anatomical coverage per rotation.It uses the Stellar detector and tin filtration to eliminate low energy photons and help lower dose. It can be programmed to aid workflow by automatically removing bone, create cured planar reconstructions, lung CAD and other post-processing features so more time can be spent on reading scans. The scanner also comes with a HeartFlow FFR-CT starter pack.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos Artificial Intelligence | July 12, 2019 VIDEO: The Economics of Artificial Intelligence Khan Siddiqui, M.D., founder and CEO of HOPPR, discusses the economic advantages and costs presented by artificial intelligence (AI) applications in radiology, as well as potential strategies for healthcare providers looking to add AI to their armamentarium, at the 2019 Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting. Conference Coverage View all 396 items Cardio-oncology | March 22, 2019 VIDEO: Characterization of Cardiac Structural Changes and Function Following Radiation Therapy Magid Awadalla, MBBS, is an advanced cardiac imaging research fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has been involved in an imaging study of cardiac changes from photon radiotherapy in breast cancer patients using serial cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The radiotherapy beams used to treat breast cancer pass close to the neighboring heart, which can cause cardiac cell damage leading to issues like heart failure later on. He spoke on the topic of cardio-oncology at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2019 meeting. Interventional Radiology | June 26, 2019 VIDEO: How Alexa Might Help During Interventional Radiology Procedures Kevin Seals, M.D., University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Health, interventional radiology fellow, is working on a research project using smart speakers such as the Amazon Echo and Google Home to create a new method for accessing information on device technologies in real time in the interventional radiology (IR) lab. Operators can use the conversational voice interface to retrieve information without breaking sterile scrub. The technology uses using natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning to rapidly provide information about device sizing and compatibility in IR.Seals spoke at the 2019 Radiology AIMed conference in Chicago in June. CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. It was designed specifically for cardiac imaging and so has a very compact footprint so it can be used in an office setting or small room. It offers a fast gantry rotation speed to freeze cardiac motion and has large enough anatomical coverage to view the scan the entire heart in one rotation.One of these systems was recently installed at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, where they have an extensive structural heart program. Read more about this intall.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA, discuss some of the most important clinical topics at the 2019 AHRA Annual Meeting and how the association plans to help its members embrace technological change in the coming years. Among the main focuses at the meeting were clinical decision support (CDS), artificial intelligence (AI) and the use of data analytics to improve equipment and personnel performance. Watch the VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes, an interview with Colorado State University graduate research assistant Nate Bachman at AHRA 2019. Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos Related Artificial Intelligence ContentTechnology Report: Artificial Intelligence 2017VIDEO: RSNA Post-game Report on Artificial IntelligenceVIDEO: AI in Tumor Diagnostics, Treatment and Follow-upVIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Help Reduce Gadolinium Dose in MRIVIDEO: AI, Analytics and Informatics: The Future is Here Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2019 meeting in July. The system was pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval at AHRA, but received FDA 510(k) clearance in early August 2019.The system features a 33-inch aperture, large enough to place a wheelchair inside. It can be rotated 90 degrees in either direction and the deck can be parked in any position, making it easier for patients to get on and off the 660-pound weight table. The FluoroSpeed X1 offers controls that are ergonomic for technologists, with duplicate controls on each side for either a left- or right-handed tech. The machine also has a large aperture to allow swallow studies.The FluoroSpeed X1 comes equipped with a 17 x 17-inch dynamic digital X-ray detector (FPD) in the table bucky, allowing it to both be used for fluoroscopy as well as radiographic exams.Read more about the FluoroSpeed X1:Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Women’s Health | March 25, 2019 VIDEO: Ultrasound Versus MRI for Imaging of the Female Pelvis Deborah Levine, M.D., professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School and vice chair for academic affairs in the Department of Radiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, describes scenarios where magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could be more useful than ultrasound in issues with the female pelvis. Artificial Intelligence | April 02, 2019 itnTV “Conversations:” What is Edison? At RSNA 2018, GE Healthcare formally presented Edison as the company’s new applications platform, designed to speed the delivery of precision care.  Enterprise Imaging | July 09, 2019 VIDEO: Building the Right Team for Enterprise Imaging Success — Part 2 ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with Don Dennison, healthcare IT consultant and Chris Roth, M.D., associate professor of radiology, vice chair, information technology and clinical informatics, and director of imaging informatics strategy at Duke University Medical Center, about how to find the right people to deploy a successful enterprise imaging strategy.Watch part 1 of the interview at the 2019 Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) conference. Find more SCCT news and videos Radiation Oncology View all 91 items SPECT-CT | December 12, 2018 VIDEO: Walk Around of the Veriton SPECT-CT System This is a walk around of the new Spectrum Dynamics Veriton SPECT-CT nuclear imaging system introduced at the 2018 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting. This is a walk around of an innovative new SPECT-CT nuclear imaging system shown at the Radiological Society Of North America (RSNA) 2018 meeting this week. It’s CT system with comes in 16, 64 or 128 slice configurations. It has 12 SPECT detector robotic arms that automatically move toward the patient and use a sensor to stop a few millimeters from the skin to optimize photon counts and SPECT image quality. It also uses more sensitive CZT digital detectors, which allows either faster scan times, or use of only half the radiotracer dose of analog detector scans.Read the article “Nuclear Imaging Moves Toward Digital Detector Technology.” Read the article “Spectrum Dynamics Sues GE for Theft, Misappropriation of Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition.” Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the name-sake of the Agatston score used in CT calcium scoring. He explains the history of the scoring system from the early 1990s and the evolution of CT technology for cardiac imaging. The latest American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 cholesterol guidelines now include the use of CT calcium scoring, which was a big topic at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. Digital Pathology | July 11, 2019 VIDEO: Integrating Digital Pathology With Radiology Toby Cornish, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor and medical director of informatics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, explains how the subspecialty of digital pathology has evolved in recent years, the benefits of integrating pathology and radiology, and how artificial intelligence (AI) may smooth the transition, at the 2019 Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting.  Enterprise Imaging | January 14, 2019 Technology Report: Enterprise Imaging 2018 In Enterprise Imaging 2018: Balancing Strategy and Technology in Enterprise Imaging, ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of enterprise imaging advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2018 annual meeting. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | January 08, 2016 RSNA Technology Report 2015: MRI Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2015. Below is related MRI content:RSNA Technology Report 2015: Magnetic Resonance ImagingRecent Advances in MRI TechnologySoftware Advances in MRI TechnologyAdvances in Cardiac Imaging at RSNA 2016Recent Trends and Developments in Contrast MediaComparison Chart: MRI Wide Bore Systems (chart access will require a login, but is free and only takes a minute to register)Comparison Chart: MRI Contrast Agents(chart access will require a login, but is free and only takes a minute to register)Comparison Chart: Cardiovascular MRI Analysis Software(chart access will require a login, but is free and only takes a minute to register) AAPM | July 29, 2019 VIDEO: Efforts to Define the Roles of Medical Physicists and Assistants for Regulators Brent Parker, Ph.D., DABR, professor of radiation physics and medical physicist at MD Anderson Cancer Center, explains how the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) is creating guidelines to better define the roles of non-physicist assistants. He said there is a lack of state regulatory oversight for medical physicists or their assistants, partly because there are no guidelines from the medical societies. AAPM has created a series of policy statements to better define these the roles and requirements for all of these positions. Parker said the goal is to give state regulators the the definitions needed to create oversight guidelines. He spoke on this topic in sessions at the AAPM 2019 meeting. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Information Technology | April 17, 2019 itnTV “Conversations”: Creating an Interoperability Strategy With Intellispace Enterprise Edition as the foundation, Philips Healthcare is connecting facilities and service areas within enterprises, while developing standards-based interoperability that preserves customers’ investments and best of breed systems.  Related CT Calcium Scorining Content:VIDEO: New Cholesterol Guidelines Support CT Calcium Scoring for Risk Assessment — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D.CT Calcium Scoring Becoming a Key Risk Factor AssessmentACC and AHA Release Updated Cholesterol Guidelines for 2018VIDEO: CT Calcium Scoring to Screen For Who Should Take Statins — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D. Nuclear Imaging | March 22, 2019 VIDEO: Utilization of PET For Evaluation of Cardiac Sarcoidosis Raza Alvi, M.D., a research fellow in radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, has been involved in a study of a positron-emission tomography (PET) FDG radiotracer agent to image sarcoidosis. The inflammatory disease affects multiple organs and usually include abnormal masses or nodules (granulomas) consisting of inflamed tissues that can form in the heart. Alvi presented on this topic at American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2019 meeting.  Radiation Therapy | February 21, 2019 VIDEO: Whole Versus Partial Radiotherapy for Breast Cancer ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with Christy Kesslering, M.D., medical director of radiation oncology at the Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center, about the different radiation therapy options for breast cancer patients offered at the center.Watch the VIDEOs Advancements in Radiation Therapy for Brain Cancer and Multidisciplinary Treatment of Brain Tumors with Vinai Gondi, M.D., director of research and CNS neuro-oncology at the Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center.Additional videos and coverage of Northwestern Medicine Related CT Technology Content:New CT Technology Entering the MarketVIDEO: Advances in Cardiac CT Imaging — Interview with David Bluemke, M.D.Expanding Applications for Computed TomographyVIDEO: Overview of Cardiac CT Trends and 2019 SCCT Meeting Highlights —Interview with Ron Blankstein, M.D., directVIDEO: 10 Tips to Improve Cardiac CT Imaging — Interview with Quynh Truong, M.D.FFR-CT: Is It Radiology or Cardiology?VIDEO: ITN Editor’s Choice of the Most Innovative New Technology at RSNA 2018VIDEO: Using Advanced CT to Enhance Radiation Therapy Planning — Interview with Carri Glide-Hurst, Ph.D.VIDEO: Tips and Tricks to Aid Cardiac CT Technologist WorkflowManaging CT Radiation DoseVIDEO: ITN Editor’s Choice of Most Innovative New Cardiac CT Technology at SCCT 2017New Developments in Cardiovascular Computed Tomography at SCCT 2017VIDEO: Role of Cardiac CT in Value-based Medicine — Leslee Shaw, Ph.D.Advances in Cardiac Imaging Technologies at RSNA 2017VIDEO: The Future of Cardiac CT in the Next Decade — Interview with Leslee Shaw, Ph.D.VIDEO: What to Consider When Comparing 64-slice to Higher Slice CT Systems — Interview with Claudio Smuclovisky, M.D.  Related Cardiac Sarcoidosis Content:ASNC and SNMMI Release Joint Document on Diagnosis, Treatment of Cardiac SarcoidosisNew PET-CT Scan Improves Detection in Rare Cardiac Condition25 Most Impactful Nuclear Cardiology ArticlesRecent Advances in Cardiac Nuclear Imaging Technology CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. It was designed specifically for cardiac imaging and so has a very compact footprint so it can be used in an office setting or small room. It offers a fast gantry rotation speed to freeze cardiac motion and has large enough anatomical coverage to view the scan the entire heart in one rotation.One of these systems was recently installed at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, where they have an extensive structural heart program. Read more about this intall.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) scanner on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting in July. It is aimed at cardiology office based imaging and was released this past spring at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.The system has removable tablets on each side of the scanner where the tech can adjust the machine, review scout scans and trigger the scanner. The idea is to improve workflow and allow the tech to remain at the bedside longer to be with the patient, rather tucked away in a remote control room using an intercom.The entire system is built into the gantry seen here, so there is no need for extra equipment in a closet, cabinet or server tower.It comes in a 128 slice configuration with 4 cm of anatomical coverage per rotation.It uses the Stellar detector and tin filtration to eliminate low energy photons and help lower dose. It can be programmed to aid workflow by automatically removing bone, create cured planar reconstructions, lung CAD and other post-processing features so more time can be spent on reading scans. The scanner also comes with a HeartFlow FFR-CT starter pack.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Radiology Business | May 03, 2017 VIDEO: MACRA’s Impact on Cardiology Kim A. 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He spoke at a joint session of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the 2019 SCCT meeting.  Enterprise Imaging | April 26, 2019 VIDEO: A Transformative Approach to Reducing Cost and Complexity at CarolinaEast Health System CarolinaEast Health System, an award-winning health system in New Bern, N.C., was one of the first to collaborate with Philips to implement IntelliSpace Enterprise Edition, a comprehensive managed service. Watch the video to see how we collaborated together to streamline workflows and improve interoperability for better care.Watch the related editorial interview VIDEO: Streamlining PACS Administration — Interview with Mike Ciancio, imaging systems administrator at CarolinaEast Health System. 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He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos Find more SCCT news and videos AAPM | July 29, 2019 VIDEO: Trends in Medical Physics at the AAPM 2019 meeting Mahadevappa Mahesh, Ph.D., chief of medical physicist and professor of radiology and medical physics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, and treasurer of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), explains some of the trends in medical physics and new features of the AAPM 2019 meeting. Watch the related VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care — Interview with AAPM President Cynthia McCollough, Ph.D., at the 2019 AAPM meeting. Find more SCCT news and videos Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McCollough, Ph.D., director of the Mayo Clinic CT Clinical Innovation Center, professor of medical physics and biomedical engineering and the 2019 president of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), shares her insights on the latest advances in computed tomography (CT) imaging technology. She spoke at the 2019 AAPM meeting. She also did an interview at AAPM on her president’s theme for the 2019 meeting – VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care.Find more news and videos from AAPM. Nuclear Imaging | August 24, 2017 VIDEO: Implementing CZT SPECT Cardiac Protocols to Reduce Radiation Dose Randy Thompson, M.D., attending cardiologist, St. Luke’s Mid-America Heart Institute, Kansas City, explains protocols and what to consider when working with the newer generation CZT-SPECT camera systems for nuclear cardiology. He spoke during the 2017 American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) Today technology update meeting. Watch the related VIDEO “PET vs. SPECT in Nuclear Cardiology and Recent Advances in Technology.” Read the related articles “Managing Dose in PET and SPECT Myocardial Perfusion Imaging,”  and “Advances in Cardiac Nuclear Imaging.” Molecular Imaging View all 22 items Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the name-sake of the Agatston score used in CT calcium scoring. He explains the history of the scoring system from the early 1990s and the evolution of CT technology for cardiac imaging. The latest American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 cholesterol guidelines now include the use of CT calcium scoring, which was a big topic at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. 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At ASTRO 2018, this patient-centric approach was exemplified and demonstrated not only in ways that match treatments to patients, but in how technologies can adjust to patient movement and anatomical changes, and to increase the precision of treatments. ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr showcases several new technologies that are helping to advance this field.For additional patient-centered care coverage, see:Conversations with Greg Freiherr: The Accuray PhilosophyASTRO Puts Patients First Related Articles on Y-90 Radiotherapy:Current Advances in Targeted Radionuclide TherapyA Look Ahead in Targeted Radionuclide TherapyRadioactive Bead Therapy Now Used for Head, Neck TumorsNCCN Guidelines Recommend Y-90 Microspheres for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Treatment Nuclear Imaging | August 24, 2017 VIDEO: PET vs. SPECT in Nuclear Cardiology and Recent Advances in Technology Prem Soman, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at the Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh, and president-elect of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), explained advances in PET and SPECT imaging and the learning curve involved in reading scans from the new CZT SPECT cameras. Watch the VIDEO: Trends in Nuclear Cardiology Imaging, an iknterview with David Wolinsky, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at Cleveland Clinic Florida. Read the related article “Advances in Cardiac Nuclear Imaging.” CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. It was designed specifically for cardiac imaging and so has a very compact footprint so it can be used in an office setting or small room. It offers a fast gantry rotation speed to freeze cardiac motion and has large enough anatomical coverage to view the scan the entire heart in one rotation.One of these systems was recently installed at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, where they have an extensive structural heart program. Read more about this intall.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Clinical Decision Support | June 29, 2017 VIDEO: Clinical Decision Support Requirements for Cardiac Imaging Rami Doukky, M.D., system chair, Division of Cardiology, professor of medicine, Cook County Health and Hospitals System, Chicago, discusses the new CMS requirements for clinical decision support (CDS) appropriate use criteria (AUC) documentation in cardiac imaging starting on Jan. 1, 2018. He spoke at the 2017 American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) Today meeting. Read the article “CMS to Require Appropriate Use Criteria Documentation for Medical Imaging Orders.” Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., FACC, assistant professor of medicine and radiology, associate program director, advanced cardiac imaging fellowship, University of Utah, explains what radiologists and cardiologists need to know what is needed from CT imaging prior to ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation (AF) and ventricular fibrillation (VF). He spoke at a joint session of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the 2019 SCCT meeting.  Nuclear Imaging | April 28, 2017 VIDEO: Trends in Nuclear Cardiology Imaging David Wolinsky, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at Cleveland Clinic Florida and past-president of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), discusses advancements in nuclear imaging and some of the issues facing the subspecialty. Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the name-sake of the Agatston score used in CT calcium scoring. He explains the history of the scoring system from the early 1990s and the evolution of CT technology for cardiac imaging. The latest American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 cholesterol guidelines now include the use of CT calcium scoring, which was a big topic at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr discusses Fujifilm’s AI-enabled Platform REiLI, the benefits of an open AI platform, and how this impacts radiologists’ workflow and patient outcomes with FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. Vice President of Medical Informatics, Bill Lacy.  Enterprise Imaging | March 27, 2019 VIDEO: GE Healthcare’s CCA Analytics Provides Governance for Enterprise Imaging GE Healthcare Centricity Clinical Archive (CCA) Analytics, shown at RSNA 2018, works directly with the vendor neutral archive (VNA), allowing users to evaluate clinical, financial and operational processes across the healthcare system. The analytics solution shows how all of the different components of the archive and all of the imaging sources — departments, facilities and modalities — are working across the enterprise. Related content:itnTV “Conversations”: The Accuray Philosophy Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2019 meeting in July. The system was pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval at AHRA, but received FDA 510(k) clearance in early August 2019.The system features a 33-inch aperture, large enough to place a wheelchair inside. It can be rotated 90 degrees in either direction and the deck can be parked in any position, making it easier for patients to get on and off the 660-pound weight table. The FluoroSpeed X1 offers controls that are ergonomic for technologists, with duplicate controls on each side for either a left- or right-handed tech. The machine also has a large aperture to allow swallow studies.The FluoroSpeed X1 comes equipped with a 17 x 17-inch dynamic digital X-ray detector (FPD) in the table bucky, allowing it to both be used for fluoroscopy as well as radiographic exams.Read more about the FluoroSpeed X1:Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Brachytherapy Systems | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: New Alpha Emitter Brachytherapy Seeds in Development Lior Arazi, Ph.D., assistant professor at Ben-Gurion University, Israel, explains the potential benefits of a new Radium-224 brachytherapy seed technology he is helping develop. The technology uses high-dose alpha particles to kill cancer cells, but has a very short tissue penetration, so it can be placed very close to critical structures without causing collateral damage to healthy tissue. He discussed this technology in sessions at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Digital Radiography (DR) | October 05, 2016 Agfa Highlights its DR Solutions Agfa highlights how its digital radiography (DR) systems capture analytics data to help improve management of the radiology department, show ROI on DR investments, and explains how its image processing software works.  Read the article “The Coming Push for DR.”  Watch the video “Technology Report: DR Systems.” Missed your chance for a REiLI demo at RSNA?  Visit Fujifilm’s booth #4159 at HIMSS February 12–14, 2019. Related content:Fujifilm Collaborates With Lunit on AI Pilot ProjectRSNA 2018 Sunday – Improving, Not Replacing Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA, discuss some of the most important clinical topics at the 2019 AHRA Annual Meeting and how the association plans to help its members embrace technological change in the coming years. Among the main focuses at the meeting were clinical decision support (CDS), artificial intelligence (AI) and the use of data analytics to improve equipment and personnel performance. Watch the VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes, an interview with Colorado State University graduate research assistant Nate Bachman at AHRA 2019. 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Rodney Hawkins, vice president of marketing for iCad, discusses how this technology can better help detect the cancer.Related content:Artificial Intelligence 2018: What Radiologists Need to Know About AIRSNA 2018 Sunday – Improving, Not Replacing Women’s Health View all 62 items last_img read more

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Connecticut California Imaging Centers Deploy Ambra Cloud VNA

first_img Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… 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. Disaster recovery becoming a new priority. Patients demanding increased accessibility; and News | Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) | February 07, 2019 Connecticut, California Imaging Centers Deploy Ambra Cloud VNA Cloud archive provides greater storage flexibility, improved provider and patient access Data that is being used for new research and artificial intelligence (AI) projects; News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more Naugatuck Valley Radiology, the first American College of Radiology (ACR)-accredited Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence in the state of Connecticut, has recently adopted Ambra Health’s solutions for cloud VNA. The flexible nature of the cloud has allowed Naugatuck to securely store imaging and offers an opportunity for referring physicians to have access. Image-enabling the referring physician portal has saved time and resources while eliminating the need for CDs. “Replacing our legacy platform with Ambra’s Cloud VNA allowed our team to enable seamless workflows across our facility. Beyond archiving, we image-enabled our referring physician platform to ease physician access to reports and images with no delay,” said Paul Masotto, executive director at Naugatuck Valley Radiology.At Insight Imaging in Grass Valley, Calif., Melisa Agness, M.D., sought a unified access point for all medical imaging entering and exiting her facility, including critical prior mammography studies. With Ambra Health’s Cloud VNA, Agness has gained a trusted source of imaging that allows for business continuity and disaster recovery planning fully integrated with the facility’s electronic health record (EHR). “With Ambra, I know that my studies are safely stored in the cloud. I’m able to view imaging from anywhere at any time and feel confident that my practice can always be up and running. I also no longer need to worry about hardware upgrades; Ambra makes everything instantaneous,” said Agness.With Ambra Health’s Cloud VNA, facilities can establish a unified point of access for all patient data leading to enhanced physician collaboration, image exchange, disaster recovery and business continuity, EHR integration and more. An optimized workflow allows for archive-ready studies that can be auto-generated when an HL7 Observation Result (ORU) is received. Ambra provides flexibility to archive and retrieves all DICOM modalities including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), positron emission tomography (PET), computed radiography (CR), ultrasound (US) and mammography (MG), as well as many multimedia formats including JPEG, TIFF, PDF, DOC, DOCX, and TXT. The company’s solution upgrades and strengthens business continuity plans through split-merge technology that provides a secure solution for storing patient data.Those interested in learning more about Ambra Health’s imaging solutions, including the new Ambra mobile application and patient portal features, can receive a live demo at the company’s booth during the upcoming Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2019 conference, Feb. 11-15 in Orlando.For more information: www.ambrahealth.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more center_img February 7, 2019 — Ambra Health announced that Naugatuck Valley Radiology and Insight Imaging are among the latest groups of leading providers and networks to adopt Ambra’s digital health solutions for cloud vendor neutral archives (VNA).A new trend across healthcare is emerging where all facilities, not just large hospital systems, are stepping away from on-premise picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) and shifting their archiving to cloud-based VNAs. In a rapidly evolving imaging industry, standard PACS lack interoperability and the functionality required of modern image management practices, according to Ambra. There are a few key factors influencing the shift to cloud VNA, including: An increasing amount of healthcare data; Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Related Content 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 Technology | Contrast Media | August 05, 2019 Bracco Receives FDA Approval for Varibar Thin Liquid for Oral Suspension Bracco Diagnostics Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for Varibar Thin Liquid (barium… read morelast_img read more

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UIA adds Toronto to its longhaul list with three flights a week

first_imgUIA adds Toronto to its long-haul list with three flights a week Posted by Share Thursday, June 7, 2018 << Previous PostNext Post >>center_img TORONTO — Ukraine International Airlines has launched its new nonstop scheduled flights between Kiev and Toronto, with three times weekly service on wide body B767-300ER aircraft.With an inaugural at Toronto’s Pearson Airport last night that included a ribbon-cutting ceremony and speech by UIA President and CEO Yuri Miroshnikov, UIA now operates six long-haul destinations in and out of Kiev: Bangkok, Beijing, Colombo, Delhi, New York and Toronto.Flights operate Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays with three-class service, in Business Class, Premium Economy Class and Economy Class.Flight duration from Toronto to Kiev is nine hours and 50 minutes and on the way back, 10 hours and 15 minutes. One-way economy class fares including all taxes and surcharges included from Toronto to Kiev start at US$455.Out of Toronto, flight PS242 departs at 11:15 p.m., arriving in Kiev at 4:05 p.m. the next day. On the return leg, flight PS241 flies out of Kiev at 11:20 a.m., arriving back in Toronto at 2:35 p.m.More news:  Flights cancelled as British Airways hit by computer problem“Toronto is a new logical point on UIA’s route map in North America where one of the largest Ukrainian diasporas reside which is very interested in convenient air connectivity with their historical homeland,” said Evgeniya Satska, UIA Communications Director.The new flights also mean that passengers from the multinational GTA can now reach other points from Ukraine International’s network with a connection at Boryspil International Airport. “This will help to continue developing Kiev as a transfer hub,” said Satska.UIA passengers can also make connections in Toronto from all major cities in Canada as well as from Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Mexico City. From Kiev there are connections to/from domestic Ukraine, Turkey, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Israel, UAE and Iran. Tags: Toronto Pearson Airport, Ukraine International Airlines Travelweek Group last_img read more

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Agile Strategy How to create a strategy ready for anything reviewed

first_imgIf you would like to have your company featured in the Irish Tech News Business Showcase, get in contact with us at Simon@IrishTechNews.ie or on Twitter: @SimonCocking By @SimonCocking review of Agile Strategy: How to create a strategy ready for anything, available from Amazon here.Agile Strategy is a practical guide for managers responsible for setting the strategic direction of their organisations in increasingly dynamic markets. Through its frameworks, tools and real-world examples, it explains how to transform business performance through greater organisational agility.  LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENTSTRATEGYBUSINESS TRANSFORMATION Why do we need a new book on strategy?The pace of change is increasing, and strategic management is not keeping up. More than one in four (28%) strategic initiatives fail to meet their original goals and business intent[1], with insufficient agility identified as one of the top three barriers to successful strategy implementation[2].The square peg of traditional strategy — vision, mission and blue-sky exercises; the separation of strategy from “implementation” — no longer fits the round hole of increasingly dynamic markets. It is time for a new approach.How is Agile Strategy different? Agile Strategy distinguishes itself from other strategy and agile books currently available in that it is:Designed for large organisations: Much of the writing on agile techniques addresses start-ups or small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), which operate under very different constraints and freedoms. Agile Strategy is written for large organisations who want to be more agile.Commercially-led: The approach is not a lightly airbrushed business rewrite of agile software development practices, but rather a fundamental rethinking of commercial and operational business practices.Practical: It is anchored in innovative and robust concepts but designed as a practical “how-to” guide: a book for practitioners, written by a practitioner.Results-focused: Whilst addressing a broad range of organisational topics, the book is grounded in the definition and delivery of measurable business benefits.VUCA is one of the key concepts in this book (volatile, uncertain, complexity and ambiguity) and is an apt idea to keep in mind when approaching modern trends. Fernando aims to present a wide, flexible, and adaptable tool kit for people looking to deal with businesses looking to survive and thrive and 2019 and beyond.Agile was often touted in software development as the wonderful, all purpose, fix everything solution to building new products. Its limitations were quickly exposed however, including those of top down pronouncements of going agile, with no support or backing for staff trying to implement the concepts within it. Fernando’s book represents a more nuanced, agile 3.0 toolkit, and in doing so, gives the methodology more chance for success.See more from Fernando here ->“Agile strategies are action-oriented, data-hungry and technology-inspired. This necessitates investment in systems and technology and, whilst determining where to invest remains challenging, underinvestment is increasingly not an option – see the cautionary tales of Toys R Us and Blockbuster for where that leads.”More information about Irish Tech News and the Business ShowcaseFYI the ROI for you is => We now get over 1.5 million monthly views, and up to 900k monthly unique visitors, from over 160 countries. We have over 860,000 relevant followers on Twitter on our various accounts & were recently described as Ireland’s leading online tech news site and Ireland’s answer to TechCrunch, so we can offer you a good audience!Since introducing desktop notifications a short time ago, which notify readers directly in their browser of new articles being published, over 16000 people have now signed up to receive them ensuring they are instantly kept up to date on all our latest content. Desktop notifications offer a unique method of serving content directly to verified readers and bypass the issue of content getting lost in people’s crowded news feeds.Drop us a line if you want to be featured, guest post, suggest a possible interview, or just let us know what you would like to see more of in our future articles. We’re always open to new and interesting suggestions for informative and different articles. Contact us, by email, twitter or whatever social media works for you.Homelast_img read more

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AP PHOTOS Pope to visit poor in Ecuador Bolivia Paraguay

first_imgThe visit by Francis, who has put aiding the poor at the center of his church’s mission, is raising hopes for many of the Roman Catholic faithful whose lives of abject poverty will get a rare moment in the spotlight.Magdalena Ramos hopes to catch the pope’s attention when he visits a small, bare-bones chapel in Banado Norte so that she may seek help for her son, who is bedridden with congenital neurological problems.“I want the pope to see my son and then ask people for donations for a wheelchair and medical treatment,” said the unemployed woman.Such pleas are likely to be plentiful during Francis’ tour, which will take him to Ecuador and Bolivia before he arrives in Paraguay on July 10.In Ecuador, Francis will meet with members of his Jesuit order in Guayaquil, a muggy lowland city with several sprawling slums. He will celebrate Mass in Samanes Park, just blocks from three neighborhoods predominantly made up of squatters living in zinc-roofed homes made of bamboo and wood.Thousands of people are expected to arrive for the Mass, including faithful from nearby Peru. Monica Cabrera Rendon, a housewife, hopes the influx will bring a bit of fortune to her family, eight people who share a one-bedroom shack. ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — Pigs rummage through garbage searching for leftovers. The people live in shacks made of plywood and corrugated metal. Any semblance of stability in the sprawling slum of 15,000 families is upended when heavy rains burst the banks of the nearby Paraguay River, turning dirt roads to impassable pools of mud.Banado Norte is one of the areas of extreme poverty that Pope Francis will visit during his tour of three South American countries that begins Sunday. In Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay, the pope will spend time in places rarely, if ever, seen by tourists and avoided, if at all possible, by locals. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies In this May 29, 2015 photo, members of Palacios-Espinola family eat breakfast outside their shack home in the Banado Norte neighborhood of Asuncion, Paraguay. The family said they earn about $100 dollars total per month by collecting and selling aluminum cans and plastic. From left are one-year-old Dana, Victoria, four-year-old Deidamia, Candida and Sergio. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz) Sponsored Stories Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Top Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility “There will be a chance to sell things to all the people who will be coming to Mass,” she said.In Bolivia, Francis will visit Palmasola, a notoriously violent prison outside the central city of Santa Cruz that essentially is controlled by its 3,500 inmates. Four out of five prisoners have yet to go on trial due to the country’s swamped and poorly functioning justice system.Francis’ focus on the poor has much overlap with the liberation theology movement, which arose in Colombia in the 1960s and gained traction in Latin America. The Vatican long kept the ideology at a distance because some adherents interpreted it through the lens of Marxism and armed struggle against the rich.Today, the theology is enjoying a rebirth under Francis. In May, he beatified the late Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero who was killed while celebrating Mass in 1980 and was considered a hero by the movement. And the Vatican has made overtures to Peruvian theologian the Rev. Gustavo Gutierrez, considered a movement founder.“The poor are more visible than ever since Vatican II,” said Massimo Faggioli, a Rome-based church historian, referring to the 1962-65 meetings that moved the church toward modernity.center_img The three countries on Francis’ tour all have made economic advances over the last decade, improvements that business leaders say have come thanks, in part, to the very sort of capitalistic ventures the pope recently has criticized as materialistic.Bolivia, for example, has cut the number of people living in extreme poverty from 37 percent to 19 percent in less than a decade due in large part to increased natural gas exports under President Evo Morales.“Francis is constantly impugning the free market and never holding up the good that it can do,” said Peter Johnson from the Acton Institute, a Grand Rapids, Michigan-based think tank focused on the intersection of economics and religion.Still, improving economic indicators mean little to people like Wilson Valdez. On a recent day, the fruit vendor carefully steered his motorcycle through a mud-laden path in Banado Norte. To his thinking, the biggest benefit of the pope’s visit is that the city plans to drain the streets before his July 12 arrival.“This is the first miracle of Pope Francis,” Valdez said.___Associated Press writer Pedro Servin reported this story in Asuncion and Peter Prengaman reported from Buenos Aires, Argentina. AP writer Allen Panchana in Guayaquil, Ecuador, contributed to this report. Check your body, save your life Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall 4 must play golf courses in Arizona Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk 0 Comments   Share   Mesa family survives lightning strike to homelast_img read more

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