More Government Data Publicly Available

first_img The open data portal has about 300 collections covering business and the economy, communities and social services, nature and environment and government. The information appears in accessible, easy-to-work-with formats and contains some data that was once only available for a fee. No personal or identifying information is published. The portal pages have been visited more than 100,000 times since it was launched three months ago. The address is http://data.novascotia.ca . public library branch locations and circulation statistics public housing for seniors directory of public schools lake chemistry data bass, pickerel and trout derbies and tournaments marriage, birth and death statistics mobile radio tower locations crime statistics municipal revenues and expenditures forest inventory municipal solid waste statistics business registration locations community health boards and health authority management zones Nova Scotians are getting access to more provincial government data, including 3D, high-resolution maps, for the first time. Premier Stephen McNeil announced today, May 6, new and refreshed data collections have been added to the open data portal. “Government has a lot of information that people should be able to use to make new discoveries,” said Premier McNeil. “Today more data sets are available so businesses and individuals can create opportunities and help grow our economy.” Among the new data collections available:last_img read more

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Case filed against directors and promoters of Amrapali Princely Estate for fraud

first_imgNew Delhi: The Economic and Offences Wing (EOW) of Delhi Police has registered a case of cheating against the directors and promoters of Amrapali Princely Estate. Additional Commissioner of Police (EOW) Suvashis Choudhary told Millennium Post that they have registered a case and started their probe.Police said that one Shekhar Bahadur has alleged that Amrapali Princely Estate private limited through its directors induced him to purchase flat under subvention scheme. It was assured that the company would pay 18 months EMI of home loan and after 18 months, the company would buy back the property with a minimum 10 per cent assured return. “Under this inducement, he booked two penthouses in August 2015 by taking a home loan from two banks,” police said. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderPolice added that at that time,18 PDCs were handed over to the complainant as EMI of 18 months, which started bouncing since September 2016. Both the loan accounts of the complainant have become NPA now. He also came to know that the accused persons also sold his penthouse to one Ghan Shyam Rai by preparing false and forged documents. Additional CP said that that Ghan Shyam Rai has also given a complaint in which he alleged that Amrapali Princely Estate private limited, Shekhar Bahadur and bank officials have cheated him in connivance with each other. Police said that on the basis of pre-registration enquiry and contents of both complaints prima facia an offence punishable under sections 420,406, 120 B of IPC is made out.last_img read more

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The Wednesday news briefing An ataglance survey of some top stories

first_imgHighlights from the news file for Wednesday, May 31———FEDS SAY THEY ARE COMMITTED TO PARIS ACCORD: As the U.S. flirts with fleeing the Paris climate-change accord, Canada is aligning itself with the world’s other two largest economies to take a global leadership role on the effort to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Environment Minister Catherine McKenna would only say Wednesday that Canada remains committed to the Paris Accord, refusing to speculate about U.S. President Donald Trump’s musings about withdrawing from the agreement. “Canada’s just going to keep marching on, like the rest of the world,” McKenna told an event in Toronto. McKenna has said what the U.S. chooses to do is up to the U.S., but Canada won’t wait. Last week in Germany, McKenna met with Chinese special envoy for climate change Xie Zhenhua and European Union environment commissioner Karmenu Vella, where they discussed jointly hosting a meeting of environment ministers this fall to chart a path for implementing Paris among the world’s major economies. It very likely will take place in Canada, around the same time as the United Nations General Assembly, which starts in New York City on Sept. 12. Currently the U.S. is not part of that group. “Canada is going to show leadership with China and the EU and we certainly hope the U.S. will be joining us,” McKenna told The Canadian Press in a recent interview.———WETTLAUFER EXPECTED TO PLEAD GUILTY TO MURDER CHARGES: A former Ontario nurse accused of killing eight seniors in her care is expected to plead guilty to first-degree murder charges in their deaths at a court appearance on Thursday. Elizabeth Wettlaufer currently faces a total of 14 charges, including eight counts of first-degree murder, four counts of attempted murder and two counts of aggravated assault. Police have alleged those crimes involved the use of certain drugs and took place over the last decade in three Ontario long-term care facilities where Wettlaufer worked as a registered nurse, and at a private home. A source close to the case tells The Canadian Press that Wettlaufer is scheduled to plead guilty to eight counts of first-degree murder in a Woodstock, Ont., court on Thursday. Wettlaufer’s defence lawyer did not respond to requests for comment on the expected development. A spokeswoman with Ontario’s Ministry of the Attorney General says “significant developments” are expected in the case on Thursday, but did not provide further details.———DEATH OF ASYLUM SEEKER ‘GREATEST FEAR’: Officials with an organization that helps asylum seekers say their biggest concern has been that someone could die while trying to illegally cross into Canada. Now a woman, who American officials say may have been trying to reach Manitoba on foot from the United States, has been found dead in a remote part of northwestern Minnesota. “This has been our greatest fear all along, is that people are risking their lives to make this crossing,” said Maj. Rob Kerr with the Salvation Army in Winnipeg. “It’s surprising now that it’s happened at this point in time, at the end of May. It was our greatest fear back in February, March when it was so cold out.” The Kittson County sheriff’s office says the body of Mavis Otuteye, 57, was found Friday in a field close to the Canadian border near the Minnesota town of Noyes. Authorities believe Otuteye was a citizen of Ghana in western Africa. Chief deputy Matt Vig told WDAZ-TV that Otuteye was reported missing a day earlier and was likely heading to Canada on foot to try to reunite with her daughter. He said Otuteye had been living in Delaware for the last several years. Final autopsy results were pending, but Vig said preliminary results indicate she died of hypothermia. The officer said part of her body was in a shallow pool of water in a drainage ditch.———BUSINESS LEADERS EXPRESS CONCERN AFTER B.C. ELECTION: Some business leaders in Canada are expressing concerns that the fallout from British Columbia’s election is discouraging the private sector from investing in the province. Val Litwin, the president of the B.C. Chamber of Commerce, says the promises in NDP-Green agreement to block the Trans Mountain expansion, review the Site C dam, increase the hourly minimum wage to at least $15 and hike the carbon tax have done little to calm investor nerves. Litwin says he hopes the NDP, should it form a minority government with the help of the Greens, would consult with businesses before making tax changes or raising the minimum wage as they would end up paying those costs. Gary Leach, the president of the Explorers and Producers Association of Canada, says the resolution to immediately stop Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain expansion project would send a chilling message to investors across Canada. Liberal Premier Christy Clark has said she will recall the provincial legislature in June where she expects a confidence vote will result in the probable defeat of her government. The Liberals won 43 seats in the May 9 election, one shy of a majority, but the formal, four-year agreement between the Greens and NDP would give them 44 seats, handing them a one-seat majority.———SAJJAN BLASTS BOEING OVER TRADE SPAT: As he highlighted the defence industry as a driver of economic growth, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan also used a major speech Wednesday to blast American firm Boeing for picking a trade spat with Bombardier. Sajjan said Canada is disappointed by the “unfounded” action by one of its major partners in the defence industry and he delivered that message to hundreds at a breakfast speech at a major trade show for military contractors in Ottawa. Boeing has petitioned the U.S. Commerce Department and the U.S. International Trade Commission to investigate subsidies for Bombardier’s CSeries aircraft that it says have allowed the Canadian company to export planes at well below cost. Sajjan said Boeing is not behaving like a “trusted partner” and the government wants the company to withdraw the complaint. The minister said the military wants to help foster a partnership with the defence industry that allows for the development of cutting-edge equipment for Canadian soldiers. He identified four areas of focus: alternative fuels, surveillance tools, remotely piloted systems and systems to counter IEDs.———COMMISSIONER SAYS INQUIRY WILL RETURN TO YUKON: Chief commissioner Marion Buller says the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Girls will return to Yukon, but perhaps will visit a different community next time. Buller has said previously that the inquiry will need more time and more money to complete its work, but has not said how much is needed or when the request will be made to the federal government. She says after testimony wraps up in Whitehorse this week, the commissioners will discuss how much more time is needed. As for money, Buller says the commissioners will be careful about deciding how much more to ask for because they know they are working with taxpayers’ dollars. The federal government gave the commissioners a budget of about $53.9 million and asked them to complete their work by the end of 2018, but most family hearings will not take place until this fall. The commissioners heard emotional testimony on Tuesday from four families who have lost loved ones and Buller says from her perspective the day was a great success.———LEADERS CALL FOR RCMP TO PROBE DEATHS IN NORTHWESTERN ONTARIO: Deep distrust of police in a northwestern Ontario city has prompted area indigenous chiefs to ask for the RCMP to investigate the recent deaths of teens in the community. Three chiefs travelled to the provincial legislature Wednesday to plead for the Mounties’ intervention as well as increased oversight of the police services board in Thunder Bay, Ont. They say the deaths of two teens whose bodies were pulled from local waterways earlier this month continue what they call an ongoing trend of indifference on the part of Thunder Bay police. They also noted the similar death of another indigenous person in 2015 that touched off an official probe into the force’s practices around investigating the deaths or disappearances of indigenous people. Previously, the force’s actions were also scrutinized at an inquest probing the deaths of seven students who had come to Thunder Bay to pursue an education beyond their remote fly-in communities. The Thunder Bay Police Services Board said it takes issue with some of the chiefs’ assertions. It noted that while systemic racism is an issue plaguing indigenous communities, the problem goes well beyond relationships with police.———NOVA SCOTIA VOTER TURNOUT AT ALL-TIME LOW: Voter turnout in Nova Scotia slumped to an all-time low in Tuesday’s provincial election, with just over half of eligible voters casting ballots. Fewer than 54 per cent of eligible voters cast ballots, a drop from the 2013 voter turnout of slightly more than 58 per cent. Premier Stephen McNeil called it “alarming,” and vowed to take a “hard look” at the issue. Of the 748,633 registered electors in the province, only 400,898 cast a ballot in a race that saw McNeil win a second consecutive majority government. The urban riding of Halifax Citadel-Sable Island recorded one of the lowest voter turnouts on record, with just over 40 per cent of electors registering a vote. Cape Breton-Richmond had the biggest turnout — nearly 70 per cent. Elections Nova Scotia spokesman Andy LeBlanc says the low turnout was a disappointing departure from the strong early voting trend, in which 112,900 voters cast their ballots at advanced polls.———FORMER JURORS CALL FOR FEDERAL ASSISTANCE: Former jurors and New Democrat MPs are urging the federal government to create a national support system for Canadians who are called to serve as jurors. Mark Farrant says he developed post-traumatic stress disorder after serving on a jury in 2014 and wants Ottawa to take steps to ensure others don’t face similar struggles. Farrant says jurors perform a significant public service, and need federal help to address the emotional toll the task can exact on their lives and families. NDP House leader Murray Rankin says his party is calling for a national standard of support for Canadians serving on juries. He says serving as a juror can be very stressful and traumatizing, and the federal government should stand behind Canadians who carry out their public duties. Farrant says he met this week in Ottawa with MPs including Bill Blair, the parliamentary secretary to Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, and officials from the Justice Department.———EAST COAST TOWN WANTS TO GIVE AWAY ARMOURED VEHICLE: If you’re in the market for a large, tank-like vehicle, the Nova Scotia town of New Glasgow has a deal for you. The town’s police chief says he wants to give away the department’s Cougar light-armoured vehicle, which was a gift from the former local MP, Peter MacKay, when he was defence minister. The 10-tonne vehicle was first used by the Canadian military in the 1970s, but their fleet of Cougars has since been retired, and some were given to other militaries and police forces. New Glasgow officials have been trying to off-load the six-wheeled machine for the past six months, admitting it had rarely been used since it arrived four years ago. It was supposed to be used by the police emergency response team, but that unit was recently disbanded. Halifax Regional Police have shown some interest in the vehicle, but talks are still underway.———last_img read more

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Opinion 5 questions to watch ahead of Ohio State basketball season

4. Is there a one-and-done on the roster?With players like Greg Oden, Mike Conley Jr., Daequan Cook, Kosta Koufos and Byron Mullins having already made the jump to the pros after one season under Matta, the OSU coach must know it’s a possibility this season.The only likely candidate to declare for the NBA Draft after his freshman season on the current roster is Russell, and that decision is by no means a guarantee. If he puts up huge numbers, it could happen, but it’d be more likely to see Russell stick around for at least a couple of years.And at the end of the day, there’s no guarantee just yet that he’ll end up being a pro prospect.Outside of Russell, any other non-senior on the roster would have to put up earth-shattering numbers to even consider making the jump. 1. Which freshmen will shine early?The OSU roster features four true freshmen and one redshirt-freshman, just one sophomore who is eligible to play this season and no juniors.In summary — apart from four fourth-year seniors and a redshirt-senior — the Buckeyes will be relying on young talent. And those freshmen are certainly talented.Of the true freshmen, three played in Sunday’s 77-37 exhibition win against Walsh, while the fourth — center David Bell — is set to redshirt, Matta said after the game. Out of the three who took the court, guard D’Angelo Russell and forward Jae’Sean Tate stood out by far.Russell led all players with 17 points and tied for team highs with six assists and eight rebounds. Tate got into double digits with 10 points of his own and added on eight rebounds while shooting five of seven from the field. At just 6-feet-4-inches tall, Tate played well beyond his size and showed off the ability to play in the low post. Russell proved he can be a do-it-all player for Matta and the Buckeyes, and both should see playing time early.In fact, Russell started the exhibition game against Walsh and I’d bet on him being on the court for the tip against UMass-Lowell as well.The third true freshman — forward Keita Bates-Diop — looked somewhat nervous and shot just one of eight from the field while redshirt-freshman guard Kam Williams admitted he came out trying to do everything too fast. But both should still contribute this season. 5. This team can run, but will they win?There’s no doubt a round-of-64 loss to Dayton in the NCAA Tournament last season was a disappointment for OSU.But as the main cogs in last year’s lineup — Craft, Smith Jr. and LaQuinton Ross — have moved on, there’s no point in dwelling a lot on what that edition of the Buckeyes accomplished.The team this year has the talent on paper paired with more athleticism to allow it to get out on run. Leading up to the season, multiple players have expressed their desire to run an up-tempo style this year, and it showed against Walsh.With senior guard Shannon Scott leading the break, the Buckeyes could put up big numbers in big situations. But with such a young lineup, there will be questions to be answered as to how much success they can have through a mostly easy preseason schedule and into Big Ten play. 2. Who will shoulder the scoring load?As a five-star recruit with a smooth shooting stroke, Russell could be the top offensive option for Matta. But don’t count out senior forward Sam Thompson.Thompson scored 13 points in just 20 minutes of action against Walsh, and has the talent, experience and athleticism to put up strong numbers for the Buckeyes this season. If all goes as planned, it’s very possible Matta would prefer Thompson to shoulder more of the load this year as Russell gets acclimated to the college game.Outside of that duo, sophomore forward Marc Loving was OSU’s top scoring threat in the exhibition with 12 points. I’d expect him to put up solid numbers, but he won’t be the one the Buckeyes go to when they need a quick bucket. 3. Who will earn more playing time down low?Senior center Amir Williams is the incumbent starter, but redshirt-senior forward Anthony Lee might be the better player as he enters his first season at OSU.The Temple transfer averaged 13.6 points and 8.6 rebounds per game last season with the Owls and poured in eight points to go with seven boards against Walsh. To accompany his inside game, Lee stepped out and knocked down an elbow jumper, which is a skill Williams hasn’t showcased so far during his time in Columbus.Both bring something different to the table and will likely receive significant playing time, but I wouldn’t count on Williams being in the starting five week in and week out.Senior center Trey McDonald will also see some floor time for the Buckeyes, but Matta might opt to go with a smaller lineup at times, forcing McDonald to wait his turn. OSU coach Thad Matta talks with freshman guard D’Angelo Russell (0) during an exhibition game against Walsh on Nov. 9 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 77-37.Credit: Patrick Kalista / Lantern photographerWhile some Ohio State athletics fans might be hard pressed to focus on anything but football for another month, others might be setting their sights on the hardwood Friday night.The No. 20 OSU men’s basketball team is scheduled to open its 2014-15 season at 7 p.m. at the Schottenstein Center against the University of Massachusetts-Lowell. Coach Thad Matta’s roster is revamped for the season, as the Buckeyes get ready to play without Aaron Craft or Lenzelle Smith Jr. for the first time in well over 100 games.With young faces occupying new places in the lineup, I — as The Lantern’s sports editor — picked five key questions that need answers as the season progresses. read more

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Fuel smuggling PPP calling on Auditor General to investigate vessel linked

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has expressed concerns over the manner in which the vessel which is reportedly linked to a senior Government official, among other notable figures, is according to them, receiving “special treatment.”Recently, it was reported that a ship suspected to be smuggling fuel was intercepted by the Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) and Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) following an operation.The ship which was interceptedAccording to reports received, the vessel called the ‘Jubilee’ purchased fuel from neighbouring Trinidad with Suriname as its destination port.After the deal fell through, however, the vessel reportedly docked in port Georgetown last week Friday.Reports indicate that GEA agents boarded the vessel, which was carrying over 200,000 gallons of unmarked, undeclared fuel after the crew was unable to provide the requisite documentations.GRA Commissioner General Godfrey Statia, said on Tuesday that the vessel was not seized, but the Agency has impounded the vessel until the taxes have been paid. He noted that the directors of the company that own the shipping vessel will have to pay some $36 million in taxes to GRA.According to the PPP however, “we are aware that the law provides that in such a circumstance, the boat is liable for forfeiture, the owners are liable to a fine of treble the value of the amount of tax evaded, as well as being liable for criminal charges. This is the regime of treatment to which the ordinary Guyanese is normally subject in similar circumstances. It begs the question, why this particular vessel attracts special treatment.”As such, the PPP says it is calling on the Auditor General to launch an investigation into the matter, since they are of the belief that “this case is being handled differently because the vessel is owned by several persons who are deeply connected to the Coalition Government.”See the PPP’s full statement below:The manner in which events are unfolding, in relation to a boat, recently held with smuggled fuel is raising eyebrows across the country. The Commissioner General of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) is reported in the press as saying that the boat contains smuggled fuel and a fine of $30M will be imposed. This seems to be the only sanction which will be imposed on this vessel and its owners.We are aware that the law provides that in such a circumstance, the boat is liable for forfeiture, the owners are liable to a fine of treble the value of the amount of tax evaded, as well as being liable for criminal charges. This is the regime of treatment to which the ordinary Guyanese is normally subject in similar circumstances. It begs the question, why this particular vessel attracts special treatment.Our information is that this case is being handled differently because the vessel is owned by several persons who are deeply connected to the Coalition Government. Our sources say that the Commissioner General received direction from the Ministry of the Presidency, in this matter and the Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) is deliberately being kept away from the investigations.The GEA would normally institute several criminal charges in such situation. We are further informed that a top official at Guyana Water Inc. (GWI), who holds a fuel import licence, rents this licence to fuel smugglers for millions of dollars per trip, to give them legal cover.This fuel smuggling ring is huge and it defrauds the state of hundreds of millions of dollars of revenue per month. Yet, SARA, SOCU, the DPP and the Commissioner of Police turn a blind eye to these activities. This is so because Ministers of the Coalition Government get kickbacks from every trip. This is one of the reasons why the US State Department in its latest report, identifies corruption in Government as a major source of money laundering in Guyana.We call upon the Auditor General to launch an investigation into this matter and we call upon the international community to note the level of corruption which permeates this Administration. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGovt official, among others implicated in suspected fuel smugglingApril 21, 2018In “Business”GEA says over 9,000 gallons of gasoline, diesel seized so far for 2018April 25, 2018In “Business”GRA says hundreds of millions in taxes recouped from smuggling activitiesMay 8, 2018In “Crime” read more

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New remotesensing system gets off the ground

first_imgTerralliance Technologies, a technology-based exploration company, today announced that it has secured new funding to scale its Natural Resource Mapping (NRM) technology and address additional exploration opportunities beyond hydrocarbons, including gold and other minerals. “Terralliance’s NRM technology may have as big an impact on the entire field of exploration as AVO seismic had on oil and gas exploration, and we own the technology,” said Terry Gerhart, CEO of Terralliance. “While hydrocarbon exploration has been our initial market, we confirmed during field trials that our NRM technology is also effective in detecting gold and other minerals.” Terralliance is a technology-based exploration company that develops and uses aircraft-based remote-sensing platforms to, it says, “dramatically improve exploration success.”last_img read more

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Garda management says technical error led to overpayment of probationers

first_img 18 Comments Image: Mark Stedman/RollingNews.ie Image: Mark Stedman/RollingNews.ie By Michelle Hennessy Nov 3rd 2016, 3:56 PM Thursday 3 Nov 2016, 3:56 PM Share17 Tweet Email Short URL GARDA MANAGEMENT HAS confirmed that a “technical error” led to 196 probationer gardaí being overpaid over a period of months.Some of the force’s newest recruits received payslips last night indicating hundreds of euro would be taken from their wages. In a statement, management said this was due to an error at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform’s Payroll Shared Services Centre.It is understood these gardaí were paid salary increments despite a pay freeze in July.For 97 of them, this amounted to an overpayment of €487 each. For 99, it amounted to  €221 each.At this time, no money has been taken back from them. However, they have all been contacted today “for this overpayment to be managed”.The Garda Representative Association’s (GRA) general secretary Pat Ennis earlier told reporters it was an “unfortunate systems failure”.He said there would be “arrangements made with individual members to deal with the repayment of the overpayment in an agreed manner”.However, he said he hoped pay negotiations would conclude successfully and arrears would not be required to be paid.The issue was identified by an audit in late October 2016.Garda management said it only became aware of the issue late last night and “moved as quickly as possible to clarify the situation”.These 197 gardaí are all expected to report for duty during tomorrow’s strike. Their salary, which had been bumped up to €25,472 by the “technical error”, has now reverted back to €23,750.Read: Probationer gardaí to owe State up to €800 after pay error> Garda management says ‘technical error’ led to overpayment of probationers They were contacted today so arrangements could be made to deal with repayment. http://jrnl.ie/3061124 11,299 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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The Great Alaska Earthquake 50 Years Later

first_imgThis week, Alaska commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the Great Alaska Earthquake. The calamity destroyed whole towns, took lives and still stands as the largest earthquake to ever rock North America. KSKA takes a look at how one Alaska Community, Seward, rose to the challenge of rebuilding after the quake and seven tidal waves flattened most of the town.This hourlong radio documentary is produced by APRN’s Ellen Lockyer.Seward Museum Library curator Kate Ruhland shows seventh-grader Janet Thomas’ recollection of the 1964 earthquake and tsunami.REPORTER: Ellen LockyerBROADCAST: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. AKDTREPEAT BROADCAST: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 9:00 – 10:00 p.m. AKDTListen now:The three clocks pictured here stopped at exactly 5:36 p.m., the moment the earthquake hit Seward. Seward Library Museum.Seward Library Museum curator Kate Ruhland shows a piece of artwork by third-grader Byron Loomis depicting the earthquake and subsequent tsunami.last_img read more

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Who is Ankiti Bose The founder and CEO of the latest member

first_imgAnkiti BoseTwitter/Ankiti BoseAnkiti Bose is the first woman CEO and founder of a high-value start-up in India. Recently, her company, an e-commerce fashion website, Zilingo, was valued at $970 million nearly reaching Unicorn status. The 27-year-old co-founded Zilingo four years ago along with Dhruv Kapoor, an IIT Guwahati alumnus. He heads the branch in Bengaluru which powers the operations while Ankiti heads the Singapore branch.Bose met Kapoor in Bengaluru when she was looking for investments for her company in 2014. He was working as a software engineer at a gaming studio named Kiwi.Recently, Zilingo received $226 million as investment from Sequoia Capital, Temasek and Burda Principal Investments.According to information from Pitchbook in May 2018, out of 239 venture capital-backed start-ups worth $1 billion, only 23 have female founders.”Personally, a lot of men have been very helpful to me in my journey. But of course, if you have more women in venture capital and more female entrepreneurs, then things will get a lot better,” Bose was quoted as saying by The Times of India.The start-up which caters to the South-East Asian market had made its first appearance in Thailand and Cambodia in 2015. It then spread to Indonesia and the Philippines.Bloomberg reports that it is looking to set up its next branch in Australia soon. Currently, Zilingo is present in eight countries and has 400 employees in total.Bose was inspired to start Zilingo when she visited the Chatuchak market, a popular market in Bangkok which has over 15,000 stalls selling goods from across Thailand. Bose said that one of the reasons for Zilingo’s success was her being able to empathise with the different cultures of women from South East Asia and the capability to cater to their various fashion requirements.Before starting Zilingo, Bose worked at McKinsey & Co. where she learned about the start-up market in India. One of the reasons she started Zilingo was because she noticed that there weren’t many retail websites catering to South-east Asia. “Ankiti was a terrific member of the analyst class at Sequoia India before starting Zilingo-she was razor sharp, hardworking and always switched on. While she always had the raw ingredients, it’s been amazing to witness her transformation into a bold and dynamic founder and a business leader,” Shailendra Singh, the MD of Sequoia Capital India, told TOI.Singh added, “While Bose has figured out a way to differentiate Zilingo, her challenge is to now manage the company’s “hyper-growth” by recruiting the right leadership team and maintaining the right culture.” IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/2:49Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-2:48?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Close Google founders flying taxis set to launch in New Zealandlast_img read more

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Gaja death toll rises to 33 in India

first_imgIn this grab made from video provided by KK Productions, a motorcycle is covered in debris from a house that collapsed when a cyclone struck Nagapattinam, in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Friday, 16 November 2018. Cyclone Gaja hit the coast of southern India on Friday, killing more than 10 people and damaging homes after more than 80,000 residents were evacuated. Photo: APA powerful cyclone in southern India has killed at least 33 people, caused massive damage to homes and roads and drove tens of thousands of people into relief camps, officials said.India’s navy assigned two ships and a helicopter for relief work as state authorities rushed drinking water, food and paramedics to nearly 82,000 people who took shelter in more than 400 state-run camps.They were evacuated from areas in the path of Cyclone Gaja, which struck six districts of Tamil Nadu state on Friday with heavy rains and winds that reached 90 kilometers (55 miles) per hour.Rescuers found 13 bodies Friday and an additional 20 on Saturday, said Edappadi Palaniswami, the state’s top elected official. Most deaths were caused by flooding, house collapses and electrocution.The cyclone uprooted 30,000 electricity poles and more than 100,000 trees, he said. Nearly 10,000 workers were trying to restore electricity supply to the worst-hit areas, he said.Palaniswami said a large number of goats, deer and wild animals had also perished in the flooding over the past two days.Coconut trees over thousands of acres (hectares) of farmland have been uprooted, according to Tamil Nadu Vivasayigal Sangam, a farmers’ organisation.Tamil Nadu state is prone to cyclones that develop in the Bay of Bengal.last_img read more

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20000 homeless after Mirpur slum fire

first_imgSlum dwellers are seen searching for their belongings from ashes after fire broke out on their shelters in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 17 August 2019. Photo: ReutersThere is nothing new in slum fire in Dhaka city. When it happens, it leaves thousands of people in deep despair. Over 20,000 slum dwellers turned paupers within hours in Friday night’s fast-moving fire in the city’s Mirpur area.“We’ve lost all that we had — fans, utensils, clothes and money whatever. We’ve been left with nothing,” said Khaleda Begum, a resident of the Chalantika Slum in Mirpur area.Almost all the shanties — around 3,000 in number — were gutted by the fire that was doused after six hours of frantic efforts.“I saw the fire erupting from a room owned by Farid and came out of the slum to save our lives leaving the belongings behind,” said a devastated Khaleda, 35, wife of rickshaw-puller Belal who used to live in a hut of the slum for Tk 2,700 per month.She said she could save nothing of her belongings as she was more concerned about the safety of life.Like Khaleda, all the inmates of the slum lost everything to the devastating fire that originated at a shanty around 7:22pm on Friday before being fully doused around 1:30am on Saturday.Slum dwellers claimed that the fire originated from a room owned by Farid, a dentist quack, who possessed eight rooms at the slum. However, authorities concerned were yet to confirm it.Minara Begum, 35, wife of Siddique Hossain, bought four rooms from Farid five months ago. She was living in two of those while the rest two were rented to others. “I saw flames flickering from a locked room owned by Farid and shouted for help.”The fire might have been originated from a gas cylinder or electrical short circuit, she said.Monwara Begum, wife of Iskander Shikder, who had been living in the slum for the last three decades, owned 12 rooms. She along with her five children and husband used to reside in two of them and rented 10 others out to others for Tk 1,000-Tk 2,000 each. “Everything I had got destroyed overnight,” she said.Rehana, 30, along with her husband Jewel and two sons — Shaheen, 10 and Sabbir, 7 — had been living in a room at Tk 2,000 per month. “I stormed out of the slum along with my two sons as soon as I noticed the blaze without thinking of saving the belongings,” she said.While inmates said there were some 3,000 shanties in the slum, local MP Elias Mollah put the figure at 20,000-25,000.The slum was established on around 25- 30 bighas of government wetland where the influential built houses on bamboo and wood pillars and rented those out to low-income people. The slum had narrow entrances on all four sides.Md Rezaul Karim, assistant director of Fire Service and Civil Defence, on Saturday morning said an investigation committee will be formed soon to find out the reason behind the fire.Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) mayor Atiqul Islam and local MP Elias Mollah visited the spot on Friday night.Talking to reporters at the spot, the mayor said shelter centres were opened at local schools for the victims while the city corporation would arrange food for them.According to the World Bank, Dhaka has got a population of over 18 million with some 3.5 million living in slums.last_img read more

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Trigger Warnings May Not Do Much Early Studies Suggest

first_imgThe warnings, which alert individuals to disturbing material, have been talked about, used and promoted on college campuses and elsewhere for more than a decade, but little was known about how well they work. Now, a pair of recent studies suggest that they may have little effect at all. For years, trigger warnings have been the subject of impassioned academic debate: Do they protect people from distress or encourage fragility? “Although people were distressed by the negative materials we showed them, they were no more or less distressed if they’d seen a trigger warning first,” said Mevagh Sanson of the University of Waikato in New Zealand, the lead author of one of the studies, published this month in Clinical Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Read the whole story: The New York Timeslast_img read more

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VIDEO 15yearold girl finishes coasttocoast break with an emphatic throwdown

first_imgMale and female athletes have evolved to a freakish level over the last thirty years. Some of the NBA players from the 70’s looked like roadies for the Bee Gees, now they’re finely tuned human Ferraris.15-year-old Laeticia Amihere is proof that the next generation of female hoopers are evolving from barely dunking to emphatically throwing down with regularity.In a recent game, he 6’3” baller from Ontario, Canada, shot the passing lane for a steal and finsished the coast-to-coast break with a gliding one-handed throwdown.Wow. This looks effortless, and she’s 15! My money is on her as the first woman to dunk from the free throw line.Steal and the SLAM!! ??Laeticia (@_Theblackqueen_) goes coast to coast and tears the rim down!! ??#teamO #teamO #teamO pic.twitter.com/zMlOkqvwkW— Ontario Basketball (@OBANews) April 30, 2017last_img read more

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Logistics Insurance Market by Top Manufacturers – Integrity Transportation Insurance Liberty

first_imgA truck broker is in essence a middleman between the shipper and the carrier and this can create a completely different exposure than for a carrier dealing directly with a shipper. In the context of China-US trade war and global economic volatility and uncertainty, it will have a big influence on this market.Logistics Insurance Market Report by Material, and Geography – Global Forecast to 2023 is a professional and comprehensive research report on the world’s major regional market conditions, focusing on the main regions (North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific) and the main countries (United States, Germany, United Kingdom, Japan, South Korea and China).The report firstly introduced the Logistics Insurance basics: definitions, classifications, applications and market overview; product specifications; manufacturing processes; cost structures, raw materials and so on.Get Sample Copy of this Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/3227018?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=NileshThen it analyzed the world’s main region market conditions, including the product price, profit, capacity, production, supply, demand and market growth rate and forecast etc. In the end, the report introduced new project SWOT analysis, investment feasibility analysis, and investment return analysis.The major players profiled in this report include:•Integrity Transportation Insurance•Liberty Mutual Insurance•Peoples Insurance AgencyThe end users/applications and product categories analysis:On the basis on the end users/applications, this report focuses on the status and outlook for major applications/end users, sales volume, market share and growth rate of Logistics Insurance for each application, including-•Transportation•Marine•AviationGet Discount of this Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/3227018?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=NileshAbout Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports from various publishers across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.Contact Us:Mr. Abhishek PaliwalBig Market Research5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452Email: help@bigmarketresearch.comlast_img read more

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Soccer player killed during match

first_imgDID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter  why not join us there? WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite A 5 South African Infantry Battalion (5SAI) soldier died yesterday in a freak accident while playing soccer in Kroonstad.The soldier, who was on a course at the time, was playing in a soccer match when he sustained severe head injuries.He was rushed  to a nearby army sick bay, where he was treated for his injuries.Details are still sketchy, but it is believed that the soldier died soon afterwards from a brain-related injury.5SAI colleagues expressed shock at the soldier’s sudden passing.The deceased’s name and more information will be released at a later stage.last_img read more

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first_img 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 Siemens Go.Top CT scanner at SCCT19Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 15.14%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 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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This release… read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more Related Content October 7, 2009 – The ACR has just released the latest version of the ACR Appropriateness Criteria — evidence-based guidelines to help physicians and other providers make the most appropriate imaging or treatment decision for a given clinical condition – which will soon be accessible on iPhones, BlackBerrys, Palms, PDAs, smart phones, or similar handheld electronic devices. More than 60 topics have been updated in the past year. This latest release includes over 160 topics with more than 800 variants addressing: * Breast imaging * Cardiac imaging * Gastrointestinal imaging * Musculoskeletal imaging * Neurologic imaging * Pediatric imaging * Thoracic imaging * Urologic imaging * Vascular imaging * Women’s imaging * Interventional radiology * Radiation oncology This new release also includes updated Relative Radiation Level (RRL) information for the imaging exams. All RRL assignments are based on reviews of the current literature and the experience of medical physicists and radiologists.To access the ACR Appropriateness Criteria: http://www.acr.org/ac FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more Video Player is loading.GE Cardiographe cardiac CT scanner at SCCT19Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:38Loaded: 26.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:38 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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Toshiba Medical Systems Changes Name to Canon Medical Systems Corp

first_img 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 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. 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 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 Videos | 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) read more News | Radiology Business | January 08, 2018 Toshiba Medical Systems Changes Name to Canon Medical Systems Corp. Name change completes Toshiba’s transition to Canon Group begun in December 2016 January 8, 2018 — Canon Inc. and Canon Medical Systems Corp. announced the official corporate name change of Canon Group Company Toshiba Medical Systems Corp. to Canon Medical Systems Corp. (hereafter referred to as Canon Medical Systems).Since joining the Canon Group in December 2016, Canon Medical Systems has been undertaking the procedures for obtaining regulatory approval for integration with the Canon Group and change of the company name under the relevant national or regional laws concerning pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Canon announced that such procedures have been completed, and that the change of the company name entered into effect as of Jan. 4, 2018.Through its integration with the Canon Group, Canon Medical Systems will continue to expand in order to accelerate the growth of the Canon Group’s medical equipment business throughout the world.Canon Group was selected as the winning bidder for the acquisition of Canon Medical Systems in March 2016, with a bid reportedly valued at $6.21 billion.Canon Medical Systems USA Inc., headquartered in Tustin, Calif., markets, sells, distributes and services radiology and cardiovascular systems, including computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) ultrasound, X-ray and interventional X-ray equipment.Read the article “Canon to Acquire Toshiba Medical”For more information: www.us.medical.canon 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 Siemens Go.Top CT scanner at SCCT19Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 15.14%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 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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Use Cases To Be Big Draw at HIMSS Interoperability Showcase

first_img12PreviousNext 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. Two town hall meetings will take place at this year’s Interoperability Showcase Education Theater. Pictured are theater attendees at HIMSS18. (Photo courtesy of HIMSS) When Interoperability Meets Pain PointsEach of the 16 use cases demonstrated in the Showcase will include a pain point, defined as a factor that causes providers difficulty. An example could be the difficulty transitioning to “a big-data, consumerism centered health care ecosystem.”Use cases will be featured at HIMSS19 in demonstration areas within the Showcase, which will be located near the front of the exhibit floor between doors WA1 and WA2.  Planning for the Showcase began in October 2018, Huron said. Participating will be more than 80 companies and organizations and 130 systems.The meeting and its vendor exhibit floor this year will be housed in the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. Last year some 41,000 professionals, many of them providers, attended the meeting. Attendance this year is expected to eclipse that number, according to HIMSS.The Showcase already holds the distinction of being the most trafficked area on the HIMSS exhibit floor. Last year it drew about 8,000 visitors. The number this year is expected to range between 9,000-10,000, according to Huron.“Every year we go up,” she said.Visitors to the Showcase will find a large education theater where vendors such as AllScripts and Cerner will describe what they are working on; the audience will be able to ask questions. “The tagline for the showcase is ‘Connections that Transform Health,’ and we really take that seriously,” said Huron, noting that connections are with education, vendors and other participants. “We think that is a really important part of the showcase and it is what makes it so successful.”Two afternoon town halls will be held in the theater — one Tuesday, the other Wednesday — to discuss pain points. Industry experts will discuss how providers can keep care focused on patients as well as how interoperability can be measured. 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 Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more HIMSS expects this year’s Interoperability Showcase to attract a record number of visitors. Pictured are some of the more than 8,000 who visited last year’s Showcase. (Photo courtesy of HIMSS) 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 Related Content Feature | Information Technology | February 07, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Use Cases To Be Big Draw at HIMSS Interoperability Showcase The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)  conference will be held Feb. 11-15 in Orlandocenter_img News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more Greg FreiherrIssues involving “use cases,” such as opioid addiction, pediatric care and heart failure, promise to draw the biggest ever attendance to the Interoperability Showcase, which will be held during the annual meeting of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Feb. 11-15 in Orlando.“We have tried as much as possible to demonstrate the diversity of interoperability; we want to show how you can connect devices and care from your IV pump to your EMR,” said Bronwen Huron, HIMSS manager of interoperability initiatives. “You’ll find different use cases more impactful, more interesting, depending on your particular ‘pain points.’ And we will try as much as possible to demonstrate the full variety of them.” Greg Freiherr 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 How Interoperability Impacts Use CasesThe demonstrations will be going on periodically throughout the Showcase. They will include systems exchanging and using data in real time. These systems will illustrate ways medical data might be used to improve care, outcomes and patient experience, Huron said.Demonstrators hope to educate visitors on the importance of interoperability in healthcare. Specifically they plan to illustrate the power of standards-based interoperability.Standards-based interoperability is a critical capability for imaging, as exemplified by PAC systems, just as it is an essential element of enterprise imaging. Medical devices must work efficiently and effectively with each other. Doing so, particularly among best-of-breed systems, requires the adoption and use of standards.Interoperability is often viewed in an aura of technical metrics associated with standard-based interfaces. But it is more than that, Huron said; it is effective communications. This will be illustrated by interoperability demonstrations focused on substance abuse, she said.Efficient information exchange is critical to effectively address the opioid crisis, according to Huron. To keep patients out of harm’s way, clinicians need information.“If patients have had a previous experience with opioid addiction and are admitted to a hospital, (the doctors there) might provide them with different medications if they know about that experience,” she said. “And they might be able to provide them (with more appropriate) services when they leave.”Because interoperability may have a very broad reach, HIMSS is formally broadening the definition of this term — and is asking for public comment on its redefinition: “Interoperability is the ability of different information systems, devices or applications to connect, in a coordinated manner, within and across organizational boundaries to access, exchange and cooperatively use data amongst stakeholders, with the goal of optimizing the health of individuals and populations.” The comment period goes until March 23, 2019.The re-definition recognizes the potential impact of interoperability, said Huron, who described interoperability is the backbone of innovation: “The more information and data you have available at your fingertips, the more you can make an impact.”Greg Freiherr is a contributing editor to Imaging Technology News (ITN). Over the past three decades, Freiherr has served as business and technology editor for publications in medical imaging, as well as consulted for vendors, professional organizations, academia, and financial institutions. Related content:BLOG: How to Boost Cybersecurity in Medical ImagingPODCAST: Hear and Now: How to Boost Cybersecurity in Medical ImagingTechnology Report: Artificial Intelligence  Two town hall meetings will take place at this year’s Interoperability Showcase Education Theater. Pictured are theater attendees at HIMSS18. (Photo courtesy of HIMSS) 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 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 | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read morelast_img read more

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Joyce justifies Qantas decisions

first_imgJoyce told the inquiry, which is looking at the future of Qantas, that the airline is facing “a manifestly un-level playing field, which threatens our future prospects.” Joyce highlighted that Virgin Australia is 70 per cent owned by foreign airlines and that they had invested AUD $300 million into Virgin as a way to bust Qantas. Joyce, along with Chairman Leigh Clifford’s management of Qantas, is also being blamed for the airlines’ dire straits with some commentators predicting Joyce may not survive the restructuring either.  Qantas chief executive officer Alan Joyce fronted an Australian Senate inquiry last week to defend the company’s decision to fire 5,000 workers and offshore operations. The Qantas chief executive pleaded that similar national carriers had received government help and emphasised that Qantas was cutting its cost base, lowering capital commitments, suspending growth in non-essential areas and protecting its domestic market position. Joyce also said that “in the past five years Australia has been flooded with capacity at more than double the rate of global capacity growth, mostly by airlines in partial or full government ownership” and that the high Australian dollar and fuel costs were hurting the airline’s bottom line. Source = ETB News: T.Nlast_img read more

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Equifax Breach Whats Next for Arbitration

first_img The recent Equifax breach of data of over 143 million American consumers via efforts by hackers could have breathed new life into the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) recent anti-arbitration clause, according to a report by the Los Angeles Times.The rule, which has been under the spotlight since its passing in early July, bars mandatory arbitration to allow consumers to proceed directly with class action law suits. Congress, especially Jeb Hensarling, who has long been at odds with CFPB Director Richard Cordray, has threatened to invoke the Congressional Review Act in order to overturn it. Many didn’t expect the ruling to go further.However, Equifax may have given the rule new legs to stand on, given the way things have played out in recent days. First, according to the LA Times, after the news broke of the data breach, the company offered a year of free credit monitoring with the stipulation class action suits were forbidden.Once the news broke that this was the case, Equifax amended their statement, saying enrollment in the free credit monitoring program ““does not waive any rights to take legal action.” They also said that enrolling in the free credit monitoring program would not automatically sign consumers up for the paid program.Keith Noreika, the acting Comptroller of the Currency, had asked Cordray to delay the implementation of the ruling so the OCC could assess how it would affect the banking industry. Cordray was not receptive to the request.It remains unclear as to how Equifax’s current slip-up will affect the success of the CFPB’s arbitration rule. September 12, 2017 584 Views data breach HOUSING mortgage 2017-09-12 Joey Pizzolato Sharecenter_img in Daily Dose, Featured, News Equifax Breach: What’s Next for Arbitration?last_img read more

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