Ecuador 550 million needed to respond to Venezuela exodus

first_imgQUITO, Ecuador — Officials in Ecuador say it will cost the small South American nation $550 million to respond to the influx of Venezuelan migrants.Vice Minister Santiago Chavez said Friday the price of health, education and other services migrants require is quickly adding up.Chavez made the remarks as leaders from throughout Latin America gathered in Ecuador’s capital to discuss a joint response to the exodus. The United Nations says more than 3 million Venezuelans have fled their country’s economic and humanitarian crisis in recent years, putting a strain on governments throughout the region.The World Bank recently estimated it will cost Colombia upward of $1 billion over the next year to tend to the surge of migrants.The Associated Presslast_img

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Mobile Film Festival Features 2 Moroccan Films Tackling Sexism Migration

Rabat – Two Moroccan films have made it to the 14th Mobile Film Festival focusing on human rights, gender equality, the migrant crisis, and the struggles of LGBTQ+ individuals.The Mobile Film Festival invites participants globally to make a one-minute film using their mobile phones. This year, the festival’s theme, “#StandUp4HumanRights,”  commemorates the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).The festival’s films featured sensitive topics, such as the migrant crisis, violence against women, and homophobia. It ran November 6-27. On December 4 in Paris, winning candidates will receive €20,000 which will go towards the production of a short film. Of 715 submissions from 81 countries, the festival’s jury selected 51 films from 19 countries, including the two Moroccan short mobile films, “Wet Drawing” and “Article 1.” The perils of undocumented migration“Wet Drawing” addresses the issue of the migrant crisis. In just one minute, it depicts a tragic story  of families crossing the sea to seek asylum, only to lose “everything during their suicidal journeys.” This is not far from the reality of irregular migration.The film, by Achraf Maadadi, shows a man reading at the beach, who notices his two children digging out objects from the wet sand: schoolbooks and wet papers. As the man makes his way to the shore, he discovers a worn out, soggy teddy bear, a child’s bag, and a wet drawing.The child’s family drawing read, in faded colors, “Mama” and “Papa.” With a sad expression, the man looks up from the drawing and leaves, allowing the sea to swallow the lonely, wet drawing.Thousands of migrants throw themselves at the mercy of the sea in search of a better life. Those that do survive see that sometimes reality is not what they had expected, while others drown with their dreams.In the first nine months of 2018, 13 percent of the undocumented migrants who attempted to reach Europe tried to cross the Mediterranean or Atlantic from Morocco. In the same period, 7,100 Moroccans attempted to cross to Spain, according to official Spanish sources.Humans are born equal“Article 1” by “C5 A” students of La Ribambelle school in Casablanca touches upon gender equality. The film refers to Article 1 of the Moroccan 2011 Constitution. The article reads: “Morocco is a constitutional, democratic, parliamentary and social Monarchy.”The film shows six children, three boys and three girls, at a classroom arguing in French about one line “All humans are born equal in rights.”In French, the word “homme” stands for both “human” and “man,” which becomes the center of their argument. One of the girls interrupted and ended the argument by reading from a dictionary that “homme” stands for “male or female” and went on to explain about how both sexes are equal. Article 19 of the Moroccan Constitution stress that “the man and the woman enjoy, in equality, the rights and freedoms of civil, political, economic, social, cultural and environmental character.” For years, women around the world have been working to achieve gender equality and eliminate gender-based violence. In September, the Moroccan government passed Law 103-13 to eliminate violence against women, sexual harassment, and gender-based discrimination.The law promises prison sentences ranging from one to six months for people who sexually harass women in public spaces. Harassment is defined as the use of words, acts, or signals of a sexual nature for sexual purposes.It remains to be seen whether Morocco will bring a law that protects sexual minorities in the future.The mobile phone festival was organized in partnership with the United Nations, Youtube, and the European Union, under the patronage of French President Emmanuel Macron.Since 2005, the Mobile Film Festival has promoted young talents in the international competition requiring “ 1 mobile – 1 minute – 1 film.” read more

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Israeli policies hurting Palestinian children UN expert on right to food says

Jean Ziegler, Special Rapporteur of the UN Commission on Human Rights on the right to food, has issued a report after touring the occupied Palestinian territories of the West Bank and Gaza Strip in July.At a press briefing in New York, Mr. Ziegler said 9 per cent of Palestinian children under the age of five suffer some form of brain damage because of chronic malnutrition caused by the Israeli occupation.He said that closures, curfews and the hindrance of the movement of people and merchandise within the occupied territories meant that access to food was lacking for many Palestinians – “the main reason for this dramatic situation.”Mr. Ziegler said too many Palestinians were cut off from the land they need for their livelihoods, thanks to the establishment of military zones, the construction of a security fence and what he described as a Bantustan-style policy of separating communities.But the Special Rapporteur told the briefing he was not saying Israel had a policy of starving Palestinians into submission, and he said Israeli authorities, particularly the Defence Ministry, had been extremely helpful to him during his visit. Video of press briefing Listen to UN Radio report read more

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Disease threats from migratory animals on agenda at UN environmental meeting

“We are addressing some highly topical issues – the effects of climate change on wildlife and ecosystem resources, the equally devastating threats posed by the spread of avian influenza and the crises faced by migratory species such as Saharan antelopes which are on the edge of extinction,” the Executive Secretary of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), Robert Hepworth, said.”We are also in a position to take practical steps at this conference to finalize or implement new agreements to save saiga antelope, forest elephants, bustards, turtles and whales,” he added of the 16-25 November conference of the CMS parties. At a roundtable tomorrow – titled Migratory Species as Vector of Diseases: Myth or Reality? – internationally-recognized experts and scientists will discuss and help clarify the role of migratory birds both as vectors and victims of avian influenza.The discussion will then expand to include relationships between other diseases originating in animals, such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), the haemorrhagic Ebola virus, HIV/AIDS and rabies, and their impact on human health.A second roundtable will focus on the findings of a recent report underlining that migratory birds and animals are in the front lines of the victims of climate change as their separated and diverse habitats are destroyed by changing weather patterns, rising sea levels, and increases in extreme weather like droughts and floods due to global warming.The report – Climate Change and Migratory Species – was commissioned by the United Kingdom Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).CMS, an intergovernmental treaty concluded under UNEP’s aegis, seeks to mobilize the necessary political and other resources to achieve by 2010 a significant reduction of the current rate of wildlife and habitats loss at the global, regional and national level. Its membership has grown steadily to include 92 Parties from Africa, Central and South America, Asia, Europe and Oceania. read more

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Nicole Richies new AOL web series CandidlyNicole is a hit could TV

NEW YORK, N.Y. – As the Twitterverse expands with millions of users, it can be hard to have a unique voice. Nicole Richie doesn’t have that problem.Some examples:“‘It’s 8:30am & I’ve already gotten into 5 fights’ – thugs, and parents of toddlers.”“This therapist is going to be GREAT for me once I stop lying to him.”“I’m gonna dress up as an iPhone so my husband pays attention to me.”Tweets like that earned her not only millions of followers but the attention of production company Telepictures, which was already aware of Richie’s popularity and wanted to work with her.“As soon as we began pursuing her we also began following her on Twitter,” recalls Sheila Bouttier, Sr. Vice-President of Development of Telepictures. “We were struck by how funny and candid she was and wanted to really showcase that side of her personality, which we haven’t seen in a long time.”They teamed up with AOL to create the web series (hash)CandidlyNicole. Each video is about five minutes and a new one is posted every Tuesday morning.The first webisode, where 31-year-old Richie consults with a doctor about having her “tramp stamp” (or tattoo on her lower back) removed, earned 1 million views in just its first week. (Try not to at least smirk as she keeps referring to the doctor as “Dr. Tatt-off.”)In a recent phone interview, Richie said she’s “thrilled” by the response but still has a hard time grasping that she’s funny.“My husband (musician Joel Madden) doesn’t think I’m funny at all,” she said. “He has not laughed at a joke of mine since 2006. I don’t necessarily always just mean to be funny. I just kind of say whatever’s on my mind but I do know that I have a very specific way of looking at my life.”Of course, Richie is no stranger to television. She first appeared alongside Paris Hilton on “The Simple Life,” where they were filmed working in fish-out-of-water situations as interns or camp counsellors. Richie also just wrapped a second season as a mentor on the competition show “Fashion Star” on NBC.But Richie appreciates the format of the webisode.“We are living in a world where everything needs to be a little bit shorter to keep people’s attention,” she said. “Especially the younger audience, which is why I think Twitter is so great.”She gets together once a week to film with a small camera crew. They go over ideas of what to shoot, but each video really is born from a Tweet she has posted. When the video gets posted she says she looks to her little sister for reassurance.“I have a very hard time watching myself, which is another reason why I’m glad it’s only five minutes. I let my sister watch them first. She’s 14 (years-old) and the harshest critic so I kind of wait in the other room and see if her and her friends laugh.”Bouttier says even though viewers could see Richie on TV each week on “Fashion Star,” it was just a glimpse of who she is and “her fans have been dying to hear from her for a long time.”Now that (hash)CandidlyNicole is a hit online, the next question is, could it be reformatted for television?Both Telepictures and Richie say they’re game. Bouttier says they’ve already received calls from various networks.“No matter what, this will be a developmental tool for me to build my brand so whether it’s TV or whatever, I think doing it in a digital space is a nice way to experiment,” added Richie.___Online:http://on.aol.com/show/517742769/episode/517775397___Alicia Rancilio covers entertainment for The Associated Press. Follow her online at http://www.twitter.com/aliciar by Alicia Rancilio, The Associated Press Posted May 14, 2013 3:57 pm MDT Nicole Richie’s new AOL web series ‘CandidlyNicole’ is a hit, could TV be far behind? AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Childrens author Lemony Snicket announces 1 million donation to Planned Parenthood

Children’s author Lemony Snicket announces $1 million donation to Planned Parenthood by The Associated Press Posted Sep 30, 2015 7:18 pm MDT Last Updated Sep 30, 2015 at 8:06 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – The children’s author known as Lemony Snicket says he’s donating $1 million to Planned Parenthood.Daniel Handler made the announcement this week on his Twitter feed, @DanielHandler. He notes the donation to the women’s health care provider is on behalf of him and his wife, illustrator Lisa Brown. He says they’ve been very fortunate and “good fortune should be shared with noble causes.”House Republicans in Washington have been trying to cut off federal funding for Planned Parenthood. They cite its practice of supplying tissue from aborted fetuses for scientific research.Planned Parenthood defends the practice as the legal donation of tissue to research firms. It says the not-for-profit tissue donation programs support lifesaving scientific research.Handler’s Lemony Snicket novels, “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” have sold millions of copies. read more

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Jamaican end U18 Champs with 8 medals

Jamaica ended the 10th and final IAAF World Under-18 Championships at Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya yesterday with eight medals adding three more on yesterday’s final day of competition.They won a gold and a bronze in the girls’ 100m hurdles, and a silver in the mixed 4x400m relays in front of yet another reported full house of 50,000.It was a commendable performance from the Jamaican team that got into the east African capital last Sunday after 48 hours of travelling, capturing three gold medals, two silver and three bronze, finishing seventh on both the medals and points table.Also yesterday, Annia Ashley finished 10th in the girls long jump with a wind-aided 5.82m (2.9m/s).Jamaica participated in all 10 renewals of the championships. Including the eight medals won this past week, they have won a total of 58, having won 50 coming into this championships: 19 gold, 15 silver and 16 bronze.South Africa topped the medals table in Nairobi with 11, including five gold, three silver and three bronze, just edging China who also had 11 medals including five gold, two silver and four bronze. Cuba finished third with eight medals — five gold, two silver and a bronze.Host nation Kenya won the most medals, 15 with four gold, seven silver and four bronze, while Germany won 13 medals.Britany Anderson performed up to expectations by winning the gold medal in a wind-aided 12.72 seconds (4.1 m/s). France’s Cyrena Samba-Mayela, who came into the championships as the second-ranked athlete, took silver in 12.80 seconds, while Jamaica’s Daszay Freeman finished third in 13.09 seconds.It was the first time that Jamaica were winning two medals in the event but the second gold medal after Yanique Thompson won in 2013 in Donetsk, Ukraine, where she set the championship record and World Youth Best 12.94 seconds.It was also a clean sweep of the sprint hurdles for Jamaica as Dejour Russell had taken the boys 110m hurdles in a championship record 13.04 seconds earlier.The mixed 4x400m relay team made two changes to the team that ran in the semi-finals and just missed the gold, beaten by Brazil who were winning their only gold of the five-day championships.The Jamaican team of Shaqueena Foote, Anthony Cox, Sanique Walker and boys 400m gold medallist Antonio Watson clocked 3 minutes 22.23 seconds as Brazil won with 3:21.71 seconds, with South Africa, having three individual gold medallists in their team, taking the bronze in 3:24.45 seconds.Cox, who replaced Tyrese Reid, ran a brilliant second leg after taking the baton from Foote well behind in third place and handed over to Walker just behind the Brazilians.Walker, the 400m hurdles silver medallist who replaced Joanne Reid from the previous round failed to make up any ground, and Watson did enough to ensure the silver medal was secured. (Paul Reid/ Jamaica Observer) Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related read more

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President Obama let Africa use its coal

first_img“In the midst of his concerted campaign to prevent developing countries using coal, US President Barack Obama last week heard from African leaders at the US/Africa Summit just how important the world’s fastest growing fossil fuel is to meeting their energy needs,” the World Coal Association reports. “In a continent where 600 million people lack access to modern energy, many countries are looking to their own domestic natural resources to provide the base-load electricity that will be so critical to growing their economies and lifting hundreds of millions out of poverty.“The Obama Administration’s current approach to coal at the international level is to do everything it can to prevent developing countries from using it. Whether it be pushing the World Bank into a policy stance that restricts coal use or seeking to eliminate export credits for coal technology through the OECD and its own export credit agency, the Obama Administration is doing all it can to get coal out of the mix to meet climate ambitions – while seemingly ignoring the development priorities of many countries that need robust energy services to succeed.“African leaders were clear they would use all the resources available to them to meet their energy challenges, including solar, big hydro and coal. Many African countries have significant coal reserves that can be used to provide reliable base-load electricity that can go well beyond the ‘light bulb and cook stove’ solutions on which many international agencies are focusing.” As one Minister said “let Africa be and let Africa use our resources”.The WCA continues: “That’s why coal is so important for meeting global ambitions to eradicate energy poverty. The recent draft proposal for Sustainable Development Goals goes some way to meeting that objective, but it must go further. It’s commendable that there is a proposed target of universal access to energy for all, but there is no clear statement of what that universal access would look like. This presumably means the proposed goals accept the usual target of five hours of electricity a day used by the International Energy Agency and other bodies – a level which specifically ignores the energy needs of business, industry and social services like schools and hospitals.“We need a far more ambitious energy target. One that does not solely focus on immediate concerns about lighting and cooking but one that goes much further and supports economic growth and brings African countries at least a step closer to what those of us in the developed world enjoy. Coal will be a critical part of achieving that stretch target. More positively, the draft Sustainable Development Goals do now include language supporting cooperation on advanced and cleaner fossil fuel technologies, something that will be essential to ensuring energy access, development and climate objectives can be treated as integrated priorities.”Cooperation in this area is important because regardless of pressure from countries like the US, many African countries will use their coal resources. As the Tanzanian Minister of Power said during the US/Africa Summit: “We will start intensifying the utilisation of coal …. We will just go ahead.” So, international support is needed to help countries in Africa use their coal using the most advanced technologies available.The International Energy Agency recently warned of the risks associated with not supporting developing countries with new coal projects. Without international support, cheaper plants with higher emissions would be preferred to more expensive but cleaner plants, it warned. “In part,” says the WCA, “that’s why the World Bank President has begrudgingly acknowledged it may still need to fund coal plants in some scenarios. That’s why the African Development Bank’s new energy strategy has a far more balanced approach to coal. Involvement of multilateral development banks and other international bodies in funding coal plants will help countries in Africa address their energy needs while also meeting climate and environmental objectives.“If President Obama has heard the message from African leaders at [the] summit and if he’s serious about addressing the huge challenges that exist on that continent, he needs to change tack and stop blocking deployment of cleaner coal technologies.”last_img read more

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Jim Gottfridsson to miss first part of the season and Mens EHF

Jim Gottfridsson ← Previous Story EX-YU countries to get Women’s EHF EURO 2022 – EHF EURO 2024 goes to Russia! Next Story → Powerful RK Vardar with +13 over RK Gorenje One of the most important players at SG Flensburg Handewitt, Jim Gottfridsson, will be out at least four months after right foot injury during the derby match of DKB Bundesliga against Rhein Neckar Lowen. The 25-years old left back-playmaker has to go on surgery which will keep him ut of the court until the end of year.Gottfridsson is a vital part of the Swedish national team and that could be a serious blow for the team who showed great performance until quarter-final of the World Championship 2017.It is hard to predict, but it looks that Gottfridsson could miss the upcoming Men’s EHF EURO 201 in Croatia.PHOTO: France 2017 read more

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A book about a woman who locked herself into her house has

first_img By Aoife Barry A book about a woman who locked herself into her house has won a €100k Dublin literary award We spoke to its author, Angolan native José Eduardo Agualusa. Wednesday 21 Jun 2017, 12:00 PM Wednesday 21st is the day! 11.00am is the time. Live streaming on our facebook page for anyone who can’t be with us #dublitaward pic.twitter.com/99sFMJuSeO— Dublin Lit Award (@DublinLitAward) June 15, 2017 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Source: Dublin Lit Award/Twitter Congratulations José Eduardo Agualusa and to @danielhahn02 who translated A General Theory of Oblivion #dublitaward pic.twitter.com/XXklP60mUm— Dublin Lit Award (@DublinLitAward) June 21, 2017 10,187 Views The book is posited to be about a real-life woman, but there’s very little information about such a person online.Is she real? “No,” smiled Agualusa when asked. “I am a liar, I am a writer. It is completely fiction. It was completely created by me.”But it turns out the story was inspired by a real-life experience of his own.“Some years ago I lived in [Angolan capital] Luanda in an apartment that looks exactly like her apartment,” he explained.I was working as a journalist and in a very hard context, and there was a lot of political problems and hard political problems with the government also. So I don’t want to go out, sometimes I really don’t want to go out, it’s very hard outside. And I start to think if I never go out, how I can live?The it came to him – the image of an old woman stuck in her house. Agualusa even dreamt about the woman, and after he told a movie-making friend about it, he was encouraged to pen a script. It never got used, so some years later he returned to the story again.He said that he and his character, Ludo, are different, and “we share this fear, but the fear is not exactly the same. She has this fear of the other, I have this fear of the political [events]“.He calls her “a good person with the wrong ideas”, much of them racist. Ludo, he added, “is a kind of orphan of the Portuguese Empire, [who] was forgotten in Angola”.After the book was published, Agualusa said he received letters from readers who knew of people with similar experiences. “So I think there’s a lot of people like that, that destroyed their lives because they are so terrified about the others. I think it’s a universal story, it’s not just in Angola.”‘It’s a tragedy that we suffer everywhere’The novel functions as a short history of this period of Angola’s past, but Agualusa also emphasises that he is not trying to represent everyone’s story here.“Writers can just represent just themselves,” he said. “And of course our world, it’s just our world. It’s my Angola, it’s my Luanda… [But] it’s a kind of responsibility, yes.”Ludo processes her world through writing. “She is a writer in that sense that all of us, we write to understand, to understand the other and to understand ourselves,” said Agualusa. “I like that idea that she has a very good library and so each book is a kind of window and she starts to burn the books, and so her world is extinguished, is diminished as she burns the books.”She also suffers a personal tragedy that explains why she has chosen to hide herself away from the world.“It’s a very specific story of course but it’s a tragedy that we suffer in Angola and in other countries. Everywhere, indeed,” said Agualusa. “I think books especially in countries as Angola that live under a totalitarian system, and people have no voice, I really think writers have this obligation to promote dialogue and promote discussions on important issues like that, violence against women.”As a young boy, Agualusa read voraciously. He began writing properly in university – where so few of them wrote for the newspaper that they would make up bylines to make it look like there were more writers.“And it was a good exercise because I developed different kinds of styles,” said Agualusa of that time. In a sense, it prepared him for a career where he now writes journalism, novels, plays and poetry.‘You learn about your book’His next novel has just been released in Portugal, and he and Hahn are about to start work on the English translation. Right now, there’s lots of debate over the title. “We don’t care about the rest of the book,” joked Agualusa’s translator, Daniel Hahn.The act of translating is a difficult one. Many times during the process, they will come across words or phrases that don’t have an exact translation.“It’s still rare to have writers who understand that,” said Hahn. “The thing you most want from your writer, you want them to be a great writer, you want them to be a nice person, all these things, but you also want them to understand what translation is.”He gives the example of a word Agualusa uses, soledad. “I have to choose between [the translation] solitude and loneliness, it could be either,” said Hahn, by way of explanation.And to have a writer who will discuss which one to choose is fine. To have a writer who will say ‘no, no but I mean both’? Well, you can mean both all you want, but then it has to be in Portuguese.“I think the most interesting thing is you discover things about your book that you didn’t know previously, so you learn about your own book,” added Agualusa of the translation process.Hahn said he gets why writers are nervous about translation. “I completely understand if you are a writer who is very careful and very deliberate and trying to do something specific and is completely in control of your language,” he said.Agualusa said that as an author, within five minutes of conversation you’ll know whether a translator is good or not.“So sometimes you understand he is not so good, but you can do nothing,” he shrugged.Luckily, he and Hahn have a very fruitful working relationship, and the work on the forthcoming book won’t need to be as intense as it as when they first started working together.That sense of trust is key, but so too is being able to show off Agualusa’s writing in the best way possible. Luckily, Hahn’s own gift for writing makes it so.“The difficult bit is creating something that is alive, in a way that some writing is alive and some writing is dead, and you want to make something that is still alive,” said Hahn.That is the hard thing, not to make something that is clinging anxiously to the original, something that feels that it has a pulse, and muscle, and blood, and all those things.A General Theory of Oblivion by José Eduardo Agualusa is available in all good bookshops.Read: This book is the best you’ll find in a library right now worldwide> Share17 Tweet Email3 http://jrnl.ie/3454532 Short URL Source: Dublin Lit Award/Twitter The book follows Ludo as she tries to grow her own food, cope with her self-imposed exile, and deal with the changes in her city. It shows how a tragedy led to her withdrawing from life, and becoming suspicious of those around her. A small cast of other colourful characters help paint a portrait of a major time in Angolan history.With vivid imagery, emotional snatches of poetry that give an insight into Ludo’s state of mind, and its messages about outsiders and racism, the book also found itself nominated for the Man Booker Prize.Sitting down for an interview with TheJournal.ie yesterday, a delighted Agualusa said that he was particularly happy with his win as “it’s a prize in Dublin, the town with a very old literary tradition”.In addition, he remarked on the fact the International Dublin Literary Award – whose nominees included his friend Mia Couto – comes from public libraries.“I think they are very, very important to the development of a country,” said Agualusa of libraries, adding that it’s also an important prize for him “because it’s a prize for the translation, and I really think the translator is essential in the process of success or not success of a book”.‘I am a liar, I am a writer’ Jun 21st 2017, 12:00 PM A NOVEL ABOUT an old woman who locks herself into her house during a revolution in Angola’s capital city has been awarded the €100k International Dublin Literary Award.A General Theory of Oblivion by José Eduardo Agualusa has been named as the winner of the prize at a ceremony today. Agualusa will receive €75k of the €100k prize, while the book’s translator, Daniel Hahn – who has worked with the writer on five books – will get €25k.It was stiff competition for 57-year-old Agualusa: the other nine nominees included Ireland’s own Anne Enright, as well as A Little Life author Hanya Yanigahara.The book is set in Agualusa’s home of Angola, at a huge time of change for the African country, the eve of its independence from Portugal. As fighting begins between the government and mercenaries, a woman named Ludo retreats to her apartment, even going so far as bricking her door shut to prevent the outside world from reaching her. 2 Comments last_img read more

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Swift Reservoir fish collector to be moved Friday

first_imgCOUGAR — Swift Reservoir’s $60-million fish collection facility is scheduled be moved to its permanent home near the south side of Swift Dam on Friday.The floating facility is about 170-feet-long and 60-feet-wide. It will have the capacity to pump approximately 600 cubic feet per second to attract young salmon and steelhead, plus adult steelhead.The fish will be sorted and transported to the lower North Fork of the Lewis River downstream of Merwin Dam.Tom Gauntt, a PacifiCorp spokesman, said the facility has been under construction at Swift Forest Camp since early 2011.The reservoir is about 10 miles long. Gauntt said the moving of the facility will start at dawn and the massive structure is expected to go only 1 to 3 knots per hour.A 500-foot safety zone will be enforced around the facility.PacifiCorp and Cowlitz PUD are reintroducing salmon and steelhead upstream of Swift Dam as part of their 50-year federal licenses to operate four hydroelectric facilities.last_img read more

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Lionel Richie Elle King Hillary Scott Salute Kenny Rogers In Nashville

first_imgAn all-star cast of who’s who in music came out to celebrate Rogers’ final career Nashville, Tenn., performanceGRAMMYs Oct 26, 2017 – 10:56 am Renée FabianA three-time GRAMMY winner, Kenny Rogers is nothing short of a legend in the country music world. It’s no surprise then that he got the all-star treatment for his final career Nashville, Tenn., tour stop on Oct. 25.As a stop on his All In For The Gambler final tour, his show at Bridgestone Arena was all about celebrating Rogers’ legacy. Covering all his greatest hits, such as “Love Or Something Like It,” the GRAMMY-winning “Lucille,” “Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In),” “Twenty Years Ago,” “Me And Bobby McGgee,” and of course, “The Gambler.”Artists from across the music world came together to deliver this career-spanning set list, including Elle King, the Judds, Alison Krauss, Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott, Kris Kristofferson, Lionel Richie, Chris Stapleton, Little Big Town, and Idina Menzel.In a special final performance together, GRAMMY winner Dolly Parton closed the show hand-in-hand with Rogers. After showing a live performance clip of “Real Love” from 1985, Parton and Rogers emerged from backstage to barb at one another and finally to sing their 2013 single “You Can’t Make Old Friends.” Parton then surprised Rogers with a rendition of her “I Will Always Love You” before the pair finished with their eternal classic, “Islands In The Stream.”While Rogers still has more tour dates on the calendar through December, this special home show victory lap marks the symbolic close of a remarkable live career.”It’s sad on one hand, but on the other hand, you have to do it sooner or later,” Rogers said of his final tour. “Either that, or die out there. That wasn’t my choice.”Alan Jackson, Country Greats Celebrate SongwritingRead more Email All-Stars Honor Kenny Rogers In Nashville lionel-richie-elle-king-hillary-scott-salute-kenny-rogers-nashville Facebook Twitter Lionel Richie, Elle King, Hillary Scott Salute Kenny Rogers In Nashville News last_img read more

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The Wilmington Insider For November 14 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Wednesday, November 14, 2018:Happening Today:Weather: Sunny, with a high near 34. West wind 9 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph.Town Yardwaste Recycling Center: The Recycling Center, located off Old Main Street at the Wilmington/Woburn line, will be open for leaf and brush drop-off from 8am to 2pm. Only Wilmington residents will be allowed to use the facility for leaves and brush drop-off. Residents must show an ID at the entrance to the facility. No grass clippings will be accepted. No contractors or commercial vehicles will be allowed. Residents using the Recycling Center must purchase a punch card for $15 which will be good for 5 visits to the center. Punch cards may be purchased Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Treasurer’s Office at Town Hall. Cards purchased previously that have unpunched visits are still valid.Municipal Meetings: The Reading Municipal Light Department’s Citizens Advisory Board meets at 6:30pm at RMLD Headquarters. Read the agenda HERE. … The Wilmington School Committee meets at 7pm in the High School’s Large Instruction Room. Read the agenda HERE. … The Wilmington Board of Appeals meets at 7pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read hte agenda HERE.At Wilmington Public Schools: Wildwood PAC to meet at 6:30pm at Wilmington Memorial Library.In The Community: 6th, 7th and 8th grade students living in Wilmington are invited to join the Wilmington Youth Center and enjoy being part of a community that offers a safe place to hang out with your friends and have fun! The Wilmington Youth Center, located inside Villanova Hall (126 Middlesex Avenue), will be open every Saturday night, from 7pm to 9:30pm, from November 17, 2018 to March 30, 2018. Registration Night will be held on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, from 6pm to 8pm. Students must be accompanied by a parent in order to register. The registration form can be found HERE. Registrations will also be accepted on Saturday nights during the season. Registration costs $40 per child or $80 per family.In The Community: The Wilmington Police Department offers safety seat installs at the Wilmington Public Safety Building (1 Adelaide Street) every Wednesday, from 10am to 2pm. No appointment is necessary, but calling ahead at 978-658-5071 is recommended. Learn more HERE.In The Community: The Friends of the Wilmington Memorial Library’s Book Store Next Door (183 Middlesex Avenue) is open from 10am to 4pm. All books are $2 or less!  Every penny of every sale benefits the Wilmington Memorial Library. Learn more HERE.At The Library: Tech Help Drop-In at 2pm. Kindergarten Book Club at 3:45pm. Science: The Problem, The Solution, Or Neither? at 7pm. [Learn more and register HERE.]At The Senior Center: Helen & Jim Durkee’s Coffee Hour at 10:30am. Podiatrist at 9:30am. SBF Exercise at 9:45am. Pop-Up Library at 10:30am. Senator Tarr’s Office Hours at 11am. Special Exercise at 11am. Line Dancing at 1pm. [Learn more HERE.](NOTE: What did I miss? Let me know by commenting below, commenting on the Facebook page, or emailing wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. I may be able to update this post.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedThe Wilmington Insider For October 17, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For November 21, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For November 7, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

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Murkowski talks climate change health care during Juneau visit

first_imgU.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski speaks with reporters following her annual address to the Alaska Legislature on Feb. 22, 2017. Murkowski is skeptical President Donald Trump can negotiate a better climate deal after pulling the U.S. out of the Paris accord, she said during a visit to Juneau on Thursday. (Photo by Skip Gray/360 North)U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, said she’s skeptical President Donald Trump will be able to negotiate a better deal after pulling the U.S. out of the 195-nation Paris climate agreement.Listen now“That to me seems incredibly difficult,” Murkowski said Thursday from the sidelines of a luncheon hosted by the Juneau Chamber of Commerce. “I don’t know how we come in as the holdout. As I understand it, it’s Syria and Nicaragua and the United States now that are not in this, how we renegotiate it. I don’t think we have that kind of leverage, quite honestly.”Murkowski is a strong proponent of expanding oil drilling. But she said she’s “agnostic” over the wisdom of whether to stay in the Paris agreement. She walks a fine line as climate change threatens the survival of Arctic villages and natural resources like fisheries.“My hope is that with the president’s decision to go this route it does not mean that we fall back as a nation on our efforts to address and mitigate on the impact that we see from a warming climate,” Murkowski said. “Because we see it here in this state and it is real and I think we’ve got an obligation to help address it.”Health care reform also is moving in Washington, D.C.The Senate is poised to take up the Republican House bill that the Congressional Budget Office estimates would result in 23 million fewer Americans covered.Some projections say Alaskans could be hit the hardest.The Senate should move deliberately as it takes up the bill, Murkowski said.“There are some who are very interested in moving it as quickly as possible to quote, ‘Kinda get it behind us,’” Murkowski said. “I don’t think that that’s the responsible path. I want to get it right rather than get it behind us.”A bipartisan agreement will be necessary to get the best deal for Americans, she said.“We can’t go from Obamacare, which was a Democrat-led only health care, to a Republican version of that where it’s just all Republicans that doesn’t work for the good of the country,” Murkowski said.The U.S. Senate is in recess.last_img read more

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Health awareness lecture on heart attack kidney stone in

first_imgRamagundam: Dhanwantari Hospital of NTPC Ramagundam organised health awareness lecture on Heart Attack and Kidney Stone at Kakatiya Function hall here wherein specialist doctors from Apollo Reach, Karimnagar spoke in detail on the subject.Cardiologist Dr Bhavanadhar P spoke on heart attack and Dr S Suresh Goud, Urologist spoke on kidney stone. Township residents participated in large numbers and raised queries on the topic which was promptly replied by the specialists. Also Read – Warrant issued against Renuka Chowdhury in cheating case Advertise With Us Speaking on the occasion, ED-Ramagundam & Telangana Dr PP Kulkarni highlighted the importance of awareness and added that it is better to prevent diseases like heart attack and kidney stone rather than to try to find cures. He further appreciated hospital management to create awareness on deadly diseases. Echoing similar view, CMO Dr Sasmita Dash spoke on the global trends in heart attack and kidney stone as well as the efforts taken from Dhanwantari Hospital to tackle such diseases. Earlier, Dhanwantari Hospital staff and visiting specialists planted trees near the Hospital areas.last_img read more

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Texas Supreme Court Considers Whether Hospitals Should Reveal Costs

first_imgPhoto via PixabayNorth Cypress argues that because Roberts didn’t have private insurance or Medicare or Medicaid.Crystal Ann Roberts sued North Cypress Medical Center over charges after a car accident. She was billed slightly over $11,000 for emergency room treatment, reduced to $8,200 after the other driver’s insurer payed some of those costs. Roberts sued after the hospital refused to reduce the bill further.Seth Chandler, a professor at the University of Houston Law Center said it’s important that pricing data be accessible to both patients and insurers.“We’re never going to get costs under control if we don’t know what hospitals are, in fact, charging patients.”Chandler wonders how a patient can prove, for example, that $180 to attach a plastic sensor to your finger is a reasonable and customary charge.“When you’ve got charges of thousands of dollars for some patients, it’s completely reasonable to know whether that charge is reasonable or whether it’s an outrageous markup, which is often the case, unfortunately.”North Cypress argues that because Roberts didn’t have private insurance or Medicare or Medicaid, the terms of contracts negotiated with insurance carriers is irrelevant to her claims. 00:00 /01:06 Listen Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Xlast_img read more

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Houston Ship Channel Reopens As CleanUp At Deer Park Petrochemical Facility Continues

first_imgDavid J. Phillip/APThe Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is using mobile units to monitor air quality in Deer Park and its vicinity.The U.S. Coast Guard has reopened traffic on the Houston Ship Channel, although it’s still restricted to daylight hours, as the clean-up at the Deer Park petrochemical facility that sustained a massive fire last week continues. “All vessels that transit in and out of any affected area will be visually inspected,” said Coast Guard Captain Rich Howes at a news conference held at 10 a.m. He added they will fully reopen traffic when they make sure there’s no contamination.Howes said there were approximately 103 vessels waiting to enter the Channel. Generally, there are about 50 vessels waiting at a time.Intercontinental Terminals Company (ITC) said Wednesday it keeps making progress in the clean-up process.ITC executive Brent Weber, who is acting as the company’s incident commander, said that tank 80-10 is now secured. “That’s an important milestone for the remediation efforts because it was the last of the pygas tanks we were working to secure,” Weber said. Pyrolysis gasoline contains benzene, a dangerous chemical that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has linked to cancer.He said ITC responders who are monitoring air quality have seen “an improvement in air quality data around the affected area and in our surrounding communities.”On Wednesday, the clean-up is still concentrated on product removal out of the tank farm. Responders are pumping tank 80-13, which contains toluene, a hydrocarbon that’s used for manufacturing industrial chemicals.Weber said ITC is making plans to enter the tank farm containment area “to be more aggressive in our recovery and remediation efforts.”Air quality monitoringAdam Adams, with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, said the EPA’s responders are monitoring air 24 hours a day in the area where the fire occurred and its vicinity. He said they haven’t detected any dangerous concentrations of chemicals “that warranted alert notifications.”Adams said approximately 16,000 barrels of water mixed with product from the facility have been recovered from the Houston Ship Channel and the agency continues analyzing water samples.He said Tucker Bayou has a big oil pocket. “That’s a significant one that we are focusing on,” said Adams. He added there are small pockets in other waterways and they move depending on the direction of the wind and the water currents.As for impact on wildlife, Adams said 14 fish and one turtle have been found dead as of Tuesday near the ITC facility’s docks.Anthony Buck, with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, also said there have been no dangerous levels recorded in the air quality monitoring, and benzene levels surrounding the site remain low. He said that readings made on Wednesday morning “show levels well below the actionable limit of 180 parts per billion.”Buck said the incident hasn’t impacted drinking water systems in the affected area.A section of the TCEQ’s website is focused on the recovery and environmental monitoring process. Harris County also has air quality information posted online.Concerns about strong smells During the news conference, Deer Park Mayor Jerry Mouton was asked about strong smells reported by some residents. He said the city is also monitoring the air “and there’s been nothing that’s even come close to registering any kind of action item.”Weber also addressed the lawsuit filed by Harris County against ITC and said that “from the onset of the fire, you know, ITC, ERT members responded immediately.”The company has received approximately 500 written claims and 2,500 calls to ITC’s claims hotline. Sharelast_img read more

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Industry experts to train students to develop employability skills

first_imgKolkata: Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology (Makaut) is adopting industry partnership model in a number of courses to guarantee job for the students.Professionals from industries will be giving the training and after completion of the courses will directly engage the students in various projects. “We have come up with a new extension campus at Bankura and there we are offering degree course in Animation and Media Science. Work for the post production of films have started shifting from Mumbai and South Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataIndia to Kolkata as the cost is much less here. We want our students to cater to the demand of the industry,” said Saikat Maitra, vice-chancellor of Makaut. It may be mentioned that Bollywood films are very much in demand in foreign countries too and the turnover of Bollywood industry is much higher than that of Hollywood. Maitra said that the university is coming up with a new technology of Photo Realistic Animation at its campus in Haringhata , Nadia. ” The modern animation films like the Lion King or the Jungle Book has this new technology which add to the visual element,” he said. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateAccording to Maitra, digital content is very much in demand nowadays with mobile users remaining hooked to their cell phones. As per latest reports, 90 crores people in the country have access to smartphones and Indians on an average spend three hours a day with their mobile. Telecom experts have stated that this will go up to 5 hours a day in the coming years. Makaut is following the same industry model in their degree course in hotel management that is being imparted in Salt Lake. The students are being subjected to real life training at a reputed hotel chain so that they get employed after the course. The university conducts a Combined Entrance Test (CET) for admission in these courses and students after passing their higher secondary or equivalent examination will have to clear the examination for admission in the courses. Both the courses come at a total cost of around 2 lakhs and the university has already tied up with a nationalized bank which is ready to provide educational loan. “We are gradually working upon introducing this model in more and more courses that are offered by us,” Maitra said.last_img read more

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first_img Feature | Molecular Imaging | July 01, 2019 | By Sharvari Rale Transformations in Molecular Imaging Herald Entry to Novel Applications Diagnostic procedures have always been a cornerstone of early prognosis and patient triaging. read more Technology | Advanced Visualization | June 13, 2019 Materialise Receives FDA Clearance for Cardiovascular Planning Software Suite Three-dimensional (3-D) printing software and solutions company Materialise has received U.S. Food and Drug… read more Technology | September 10, 2008 TeraRecon Introduces Aquarius iNtuition for Cardiac Imaging Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 10, 2019 Medivis SurgicalAR Gets FDA Clearance Medivis announced that its augmented reality (AR) technology platform for surgical applications, SurgicalAR, has… read more Technology | Artificial Intelligence | June 20, 2019 TeraRecon Receives First-of-Kind FDA Determination for Northstar AI Results Explorer Advanced visualization and artificial intelligence (AI) technology provider TeraRecon has successfully completed a U.S… read more Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more 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 Feature | Advanced Visualization | July 02, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis Augmented Reality Versus 3-D Printing for Radiology Three-dimensional (3-D) printing and… read more A 3-D printed model (left) and a model constructed in augmented reality (right), both of a kidney with a tumor. In both models, the kidney is clear; the tumor is visible in purple on the AR model and in white on the 3-D printed model. Photo courtesy of Nicole Wake, Ph.D.center_img Image courtesy of Philips Healthcare News | Advanced Visualization | July 03, 2019 TeraRecon Unveils iNtuition AI Data Extractor Artificial Intelligence (AI) and advanced visualization company TeraRecon announced its new iNtuition AI Data Extractor… read more Related Content Feature | Henry Ford Hospital | May 21, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Innovations in Radiotherapy and Radiology at Henry Ford Hospital Henry Ford Hospital thought leaders regularly speak at the radiation oncology and radiology conferences about new res read more Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 04, 2019 Ann Arbor Startup Launches Augmented Reality MRI Simulator SpellBound, an Ann Arbor startup specializing in augmented reality (AR) tools for children in hospitals, has officially… read more Henry Ford Hospital’s ViewRay MRIdian linear accelerator system allows real-time MRI-guided radiotherapy. Shown is the support staff for this system. In the center of the photo is Benjamin Movsas, M.D., chair of radiation oncology at Henry Ford Cancer Institute. Second from the right is Carri Glide-Hurst, Ph.D., director of translational research, radiation oncology. TeraRecon Inc. released new innovations in its flagship Aquarius iNtuition client-server to empower nuclear cardiologists to improve efficiency within their cardiac imaging portfolio. Multi-detector CT is rapidly evolving as a preferred imaging solution within nuclear cardiology as a quick and noninvasive diagnostic test, however, it creates a tremendously large amount of data. The Aquarius iNtuition platform complements CT technology by providing the power and clinical tools necessary to arrive at an interpretation swiftly, and with confidence, TeraRecon said. The application includes calcium scoring, advanced vessel analysis, functional assessment, plaque analysis, and EP planning. The architecture integrates seamlessly integrates with cardiology PACS solutions, offers decision support through automated preprocessing, advanced interpretation tools for the diagnosing physician, and simple interactive Web-based distribution tools for disseminating the results of interpretation to their intended recipient. TeraRecon’s automated preprocessing system, AquariusAPS, reportedly automatically identifies and labels cardiac anatomy, and then performs automatic segmentation and centerline extraction, to prepare the examination for the speediest diagnostic interpretation. Streamlined and customer-tailored Workflow Templates speed the process of navigation through the dataset so that the physician can apply their time and concentration to clinical interpretation.The all thin-client Aquarius iNtuition solution allows access to multi-modality review of MR, nuclear medicine, PET/CT, angio/cath, US/echo, CR and DR, from any networked PC, enterprise-wide, and even hand-held devices via AquariusWEB. AquariusWEB delivers a simple user interface designed to facilitate a volumetric image review experience that requires no advanced training requirements. AquariusWEB is supported directly by modern Web browsers including Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari without requiring any installation or administrative privileges. No plug-in, Java or ActiveX controls are required. AquariusWEB allows volumetric and interactive Scenes to be reviewed by end users who would otherwise be prohibited access by institutional security policies that prevent the downloading or installing of software. The AquariusWEB viewer can also enable embedding of live, interactive scenes into electronic medical records and physician web portals. It is even possible to open and manipulate volumetric images on the iPhone.September 2008 FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享last_img read more

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Forget the Hippocratic Oath This Is How To Build Trust With Patients

first_imgFacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 | 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 Faith is not based on evidence. Trust is.Faith comes from an innate need to believe. Trust grows from a pattern of actions.And yet — in both faith and trust, we look for reasons to believe. When it comes to believing in medicine, the Hippocratic Oath is often where we look. Yet, this oath is not all it’s cracked up to be.This ancient Greek oath calls on physicians to swear to the gods and goddesses that they will uphold certain ethical standards, according to the National Library of Medicine (NLM).“It also strongly binds the student to his teacher and the greater community of physicians with responsibilities similar to that of a family member,” NLM states on its website.But nowhere in the Hippocratic Oath does it explicitly state — as so often attributed to it — that physicians “first do no harm.”One phrase in this oath is particularly noteworthy: “Into whatever houses I enter, I will enter them for the benefit of the sick …” It is on this phrase that value-based medicine can hang its hat. But I don’t think it’s a good idea to do so. Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more Value — Pure and SimpleThe Hippocratic Oath has outlived its usefulness. It’s become a crutch that creates a false sense of security.Patients know what they want from providers. It is what consumers want from whatever they consume, whether it is healthcare, electronics or wall paint.The “it” is value. And to achieve it in healthcare, physicians must listen to patients. And equipment makers must listen to both physicians and patients.Twenty years ago they were listening only to doctors, an assertion that can be proved in one word: claustrophobia. As medically defined, claustrophobia is rare. And, by that definition, open MRI, therefore, was only needed in a few cases.But MRI cylinders bring out the claustrophobia in many people. Ask patients who’ve been in MR scanners and they’ll tell you.People don’t like tight spaces. They didn’t 20 years ago. And they don’t now.Two decades ago patients made their voice heard by choosing open scanners that, unfortunately, delivered suboptimal results. That had a profound effect. Within a few years, manufacturers were producing either open or wide- and short-bore scanners, a change that is in force today. In making these machines, manufacturers listened not only to patients but to physicians, who made a convincing case for high-field imaging. They made more patient-comfortable scanners so they didn’t trade image quality for comfort.This is a great model for value-based imaging. It proves that equipment makers can meet the requirements of both physicians and patients — that they can make equipment both effective and comfortable for the patient. And that is what value is all about. After all, why get an MR scan — even a comfortable one — if it doesn’t give the needed results.This formula works for equipment makers too, because equipment that meets the needs of both physicians and patients is all but certain to succeed, if it is done cost-effectively.So this triad of value-based medicine — cost efficiency, effectiveness and patient comfort — is a win for everyone involved. Holding healthcare to the same standards as any other consumable depends on … value. And the road to value begins with listening. News | PACS | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu read more Building TrustEquipment makers that listen to physicians and patients naturally build trust, but only if three conditions are met. First, the company has to be sincerely interested in doing something about what is being said. Second, the speaker has to believe that what is being said is truly being considered. And third, the manufacturer must be perceived as believable.This can be tricky. To be believable, equipment makers have to acknowledge that there are limits to what can be done. For example, there is no debate that women would like screening mammography without breast compression. The truth, unfortunately, is that some compression is necessary. This does not mean, however, that women’s concerns cannot be acted upon.For example, could a technologist achieve a minimum level of compression and then hand control over to the woman about to be screened? For that to work best, the technologist might first explain the need for compression to build the trust that enough compression will be achieved for high-quality imaging.One company has designed a product that does this, reporting in a preliminary study that, if given the controls, women often compress their breasts more than the technologist would have.Could listening to patients and providers lead to technology designs that produce other such results? Could a more welcoming, collegial approach to medicine make for happier, more comfortable — and more effective — healthcare?Taken even further, could a similar approach involving accurate, timely and relevant communication get physicians to trust each other more; to be inclusive of the multiple specialties whose technologies in the past led them to turn inward; to improve the care they give patients? (In other words — enterprise imaging.)What future opportunities in diagnostic imaging and enterprise imaging might be uncovered by genuinely listening to patients and physicians? How might the opinions of these two groups factor into equipment design if physicians and patients were looked upon as colleagues who share the common goal of improved healthcare? Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant Greg Freiherr has reported on developments in radiology since 1983. He runs the consulting service, The Freiherr Group. Building the Right Team for Success in the Consolidated Enterprise – Part 2Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:52Loaded: 1.65%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:52 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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Sponsored Content | Case Study | Enterprise Imaging | July 02, 2019 Reducing Complexity and Cost at CarolinaEast Health System — A Transformative Approach Quality care matters deeply to CarolinaEast Health Syst… read more Blog | Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant | Enterprise Imaging| July 05, 2018 Forget the Hippocratic Oath: This Is How To Build Trust With Patients center_img Believing in TechnologyA commitment to value-based medicine would be more than enough, so long as it doesn’t require us to put our faith in technology. And that is the trick.We want to believe in technology, if for no other reason than because technology does not require a code of ethics. Unfortunately, how technology is used determines its value in healthcare. And its use hinges on human judgment.It is not an appealing picture. The mighty infrastructure we have created — of diagnostic and information technology, noble in design and stature — is actually very frail. Information returned by multimillion-dollar CTs, MRs and PET/CTs, their data conveyed and crunched by banks of servers with their blinking lights and thousands of miles of wire, many connected to a computing cloud — is a human moment away from failure.Too much is riding on this meld between people and technology to depend on a code of ethics … any code … certainly not one the American public often cites for saying what it does not. Communicating BetterCommunication can be the catalyst for a provider system devoted to value. In this, cost-efficiency, effectiveness and patient comfort are each a critical building block of equipment design. Immutable and irreplaceable.In healthcare, trust comes from belief. This belief must be based on evidence that the trust patients put in their physicians — and the technologies their physicians use — is deserved. It is what produces value.We can’t rely on modern interpretations of an ancient oath to believe that modern healthcare has it. Videos | 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 read more CarolinaEast Health System Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 8:44Loaded: 0.00%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -8:44 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more Videos | 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 read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Related Content News | Enterprise Imaging | June 27, 2019 Ambra Health Announces Integration With Box Ambra Health announced an integration with Box to enable the sharing of medical imaging directly from within Box’s… read morelast_img read more

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