Air Transat Thomas Cook sign sevenyear seasonal aircraftsharing deal

first_imgTourism firm Transat A.T. Inc (TSX:TRZ) and Thomas Cook Group Airlines say they have signed a deal to share aircraft on a seasonal basis.The companies say the seven-year partnership will allow both to utilize their fleet of planes more efficiently as their flight destinations shift with the seasons.Air Transat uses smaller aircraft in the winter to fly to the Caribbean, Mexico and Florida and larger aircraft in the summer for transatlantic flights.Meanwhile, Thomas Cook uses smaller aircraft in the summer for Mediterranean travel and larger aircraft in the winter for destinations such as Cuba.Under the agreement announced Monday, every winter Thomas Cook will make available some narrow-body Airbus planes for Air Transat and receive at least one wide-body Airbus plane in return.last_img read more

Voter information cards are in the mail

first_imgElectors should contact the Elections Canada office in their electoral district if:the name on their card contains an errorthey receive a voter information card for a deceased person or someone who does not live at their addressIf there are unforeseen circumstances, like a fire or a flood, the location of a poll changes after the voter information cards are mailed, the electors assigned to that poll will receive another voter information card with the words “Replacement Card” printed on the bottom right corner shared Elections Canada.To vote, electors must show proof of identity and address. The voter information card may be used as a proof of address at the polls. Electors must use it with another piece of accepted ID to prove their identity. To view the list of accepted ID; CLICK HERE.Electors do not need to bring their voter information card to the polls in order to vote, but we encourage them to bring it with them for faster service at the polls.Elections Canada is an independent non-partisan agency that reports directly to Parliament.For election updates, subscribe to the news service at GATINEAU, QC – Elections Canada has shared that voter information cards have been mailed out and registered electors should receive their card by October 4.According to Elections Canada, personalized voter information card has been mailed out to each registered elector. The card tells electors when and where to vote and has information about the accessibility of their polling station.Electors who do not receive a card by Friday, October 4, or whose card shows the wrong information, can register or update their address online or by contacting their Elections Canada office.last_img read more

Deepika Vikrants kissing scene gets leaked

first_imgNew Delhi: A lip locking scene of actors Deepika Padukone and Vikrant Massey from their upcoming film “Chhapaak” has been leaked online. In the videos that have been doing the rounds on the Internet, the actors can be seen romancing each other at a terrace here while shooting for the scene. Also, the residents of the area are spotted watching the shoot and cheering for the actors as they kiss each other. In one of the videos, one of the residents can be heard saying, “Bache ko mat dikha (don’t show it to kids).” Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka “Chhapaak” is based on the real life acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal and Deepika is portraying Laxmi in it. The film is being directed by Meghna Gulzar. It is scheduled to release on January 10, 2020. On her role, Deepika had said: “A character that will stay with me forever. It’s a very important story and it’s a true life incident, so hopefully good things will come out of it.”last_img read more

Disaster management groups on toes at New Town Salt Lake

first_imgKolkata: Civic bodies in New Town, Sector V and Salt Lake along with Bidhannagar Police have geared up to combat any emergency situation, which may occur due to the cyclone Fani. Special Disaster Management Groups (DMG) have been formed and control rooms have been set up to act immediately in case of any disaster caused by the cyclone.In Salt lake, about eight trees have felled at various locations due to the impact of Fani. According to Debashis Sen, chairman of Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation (HIDCO) and New Town Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA), a special control room has been set up for emergency situation. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaAlso, Kolkata Gate has been closed for spectators and all rides have been suspended at the Eco Park. Monitoring teams have been set up to keep a check on the rise of the water-level in canals. Special DMG teams are all set to combat any emergency situation and the staff of New Town Kolkata Development Authority are on high alert. Apart from New Town, special arrangements have been made by the Nabadiganta Industrial Township Authority (NDITA) also. A special control room has been opened to receive distress calls during the cyclone. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayBuilding authorities have been asked to close all the windows and keep safe distance from glass panes. A control room has been opened there as well. Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has made elaborate arrangements in view of the cyclone Fani. Control rooms have been set up in each borough offices. Ten ambulances have been kept ready for medical emergencies. Adequate drinking water tankers, dry foods, and tarpaulins have been arranged as precautionary steps. Some school buildings and clubs have been being taken over by the BMC to provide shelter to people in case if emergency evacuation needed. According to a circular by the Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation authorities, staff of all the department have been instructed to be ready to tackle any emergency situation. A control room has been opened at the Poura Bhavan, which has adequate staff all through the day to address any problem caused by cyclone Fani. Senior officials and MMiCs (Member, Mayor-in-Council) have been given the charge of supervision of work at their respective departments. Mayor, Municipal Commissioner and other officials are going to stay at the Poura Bhavan throughout the night. Bidhannagar Police arranged for two special DMG teams from Barrackpore, which have been deployed in Salt Lake and New Town. This apart, gas cutters and other necessary equipments have been kept ready for any emergency situation. Apart from these measures, additional police forces have been deployed round the clock both on the field and control room. “We are ready to combat the cyclone. Necessary traffic diversions will be made if needed,” said Amit P Javalgi, Deputy Commissioner (headquarters) of Bidhannagar Police. South Dum Dum and Dum Dum municipalities have also geared up to combat Fani. According to sources, proper relief measures have been taken and DMG teams are ready.last_img read more

Groupe Machs offer for 69 million Transat AT shares blocked by tribunal

Companies in this story: (TSX:TRZ, TSX:AC) The Canadian Press MONTREAL — Transat A.T. Inc. says a Quebec securities tribunal has cease traded an offer made by Groupe Mach Acquisition Inc. for 6.9 million class B voting shares of the travel company.The decision means the Montreal developer is not allowed to acquire any shares under its scheme and is expected to return promptly to shareholders any shares already deposited.The company is also forbidden from using any proxies associated with shares deposited under the scheme.Group Mach had offered $14 per share in an effort to derail a pending acquisition of the company by Air Canada. It had hoped to secure the shares and then vote against Air Canada’s offer, which requires at least two-thirds support from shareholders.However, Air Canada raised its friendly takeover offer for Transat on the weekend to $18 per share from $13 to win the support of Transat’s largest shareholder, investment firm Letko Brosseau.Transat shares were up $4.91 at $16.70 in early trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Monday. read more

UN agency strikes environment agreement with Central Asian economic group

The agreement, signed by UNEP Executive Director Klaus Toepfer and the Secretary-General of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), Askhat Orazbay, at a meeting in Tehran, commits the two bodies to joint activities to strengthen protections across a range of environmental issues. Apart from encouraging cleaner energy sources, stronger laws and healthier tourism, the agreement identifies how UNEP and ECO can boost environmental education and training and improve monitoring of the environment. Mr. Toepfer said the agreement gives the region “a tremendous opportunity” to achieve the goals set out at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg in 2002. That meeting committed governments around the world to expand access to safe water, decent sanitation and clean energy sources. The ECO, set up by Iran, Pakistan and Turkey in 1985 to encourage social and economic development, also includes Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Earlier this week, Mr. Toepfer told the Asia-Pacific Forum for Environment and Development meeting in Tehran that sustainable consumption is becoming more important than ever as Asia’s middle classes continue to expand and place pressure on resources. “Once new infrastructure is built it is going to last for 100 years,” the UNEP chief noted. “The newly affluent in Asia must have access to zero-emission housing, to hybrid or fuel cell cars and/or clean public transport systems, and to eco-friendly residential and commercial suburbs.” read more

US sanctions on Iran spark new concern of Persian Gulf violence oil

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email US sanctions on Iran spark new concern of Persian Gulf violence; oil prices rise by News Staff Posted Jul 12, 2012 5:20 pm MDT NEW YORK, N.Y. – Fears of violence in the Persian Gulf escalated Thursday, pushing the price of oil higher.The Obama administration slapped Iran with more sanctions aimed at stifling its nuclear program. Traders, who worry that the sanctions will eventually lead to a military conflict in the Gulf, responded by buying oil.“This just puts the risk back out there,” said Phil Flynn, an oil analyst with Price Futures Group.Oil prices, which had been down all day, jumped after the sanctions were announced. Benchmark U.S. crude added 27 cents to end at US$86.08 per barrel in New York. Brent crude, which sets the price for imported oil, added 84 cents to finish at $101.07 per barrel in London.The U.S. and other Western countries believe Iran is building a weapon and have heaped financial and diplomatic pressure on the country since November to force it to negotiate. Iran denies the claim. Its leaders have threatened to block a key shipping channel out of the Gulf if the sanctions continue.Such a move, or a conflict in the area, could slow down or even halt shipments out of one of the world’s most prolific sources of oil. About 20 per cent of the oil traded around the world comes from the Persian Gulf. Sanctions helped cut Iran’s oil production by 188,500 barrels per day from May to June as buyers looked for other sources of crude, according to OPEC. Iran fell to No. 3 in OPEC production last month. Iraq moved to No. 2, behind Saudi Arabia.Thursday’s sanctions were aimed at companies and people affiliated with Iran’s defence ministry. Previous sanctions were meant to curtail its ability to export oil. Earlier this year, European refineries stopped buying Iranian oil, and Iran’s banks were blocked from doing business with much of the world.For most of July, oil prices have been on a bumpy ride, changing direction almost every day as the global economy putters along.Investors and analysts say it’s hard to figure where prices are headed. China and other emerging economies appear to be using more oil. Yet those increases are offset by weaker demand in the U.S. — the world’s biggest oil consumer — where the job market has stagnated, and in Europe, which continues to wrestle with massive government debts.“The market seems kind of directionless,” Gene McGillian, a broker and oil analyst at Tradition Energy, said. “Are we going to see the emergence of a global economic recession, or are things going to stabilize?”The latest batch of data continued to deliver mixed views of the global economy.Reports out of Europe Thursday said borrowing costs rose in Spain and unemployment rose in Greece, stoking concerns about the region’s financial crisis. Meanwhile the U.S. Labor Department said the number of people filing for unemployment benefits plunged last week. Economists said they thought the drop will be temporary.The International Energy Agency said global oil demand should rise this year, but the increase will be less than what it predicted a month ago.Natural gas futures rose after the U.S. said the nation’s natural gas surplus is falling more in line with historic levels. The government said the nation’s supply is 20 per cent larger than the five-year average, much lower than what it was earlier in the year.The price of natural gas added 2.1 cents to finish at $2.874 per 1,000 cubic feet in New York.In other futures trading, heating oil lost 1.15 cents to finish at $2.7733 per gallon, while wholesale gasoline added 3.73 cents to finish at $2.8062 per gallon.___Follow Chris Kahn on Twitter at, TSX:IMO, TSX:SU, TSX:HSE, NYSE:BP, NYSE:COP, NYSE:XOM, NYSE:CVX, TSX:CNQ, TSX:TLM, TSX:COS.UN, TSX:CVE) read more

Week 13 NFL Elo Ratings And Playoff Odds

A week before Thanksgiving, the NFL’s top teams had plenty to be grateful for. Eleven of the top 13 teams in Week 12’s edition of our Elo ratings won their games, with the lone exceptions either losing to another good team on the road (the Arizona Cardinals, then ranked No. 2, fell to the third-ranked Seattle Seahawks) or suffering a stunning upset (the Kansas City Chiefs’ ill-fated trip to Oakland). And eight of the bottom 10 teams lost, generating the widest spread this season between the league’s haves and have-nots (as measured by the standard deviation of every team’s Elo ratings).There’s been a lot of talk about 2014 being a season of parity in the NFL (especially after the aforementioned Raiders victory completed this year’s “circle of parity,” the phenomenon by which any team could claim superiority over another via the transitive property). In one sense, that’s accurate. There’s no dominant Super Bowl favorite: The New England Patriots, Green Bay Packers and Denver Broncos have gone through hot and cold periods over the past 12 weeks, and the Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers have not even consistently been favored to make the playoffs. Nobody knows what to make of the upstart Cardinals (now less so than ever). By that standard, this season is as wide open as any.But this year has also seen a stark disparity between the NFL’s good and bad teams. The 2014 season features the 10th-largest standard deviation of Elo ratings through 12 weeks of any season since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger and the second-largest since 1986 (trailing only the 2009 season).Nearly all of the most imbalanced seasons took place before the NFL instituted true free agency and a salary cap in the early 1990s, which evened out payroll spending across the league and prevented dominant teams from hoarding talent. These measures had the effect of increased parity, both within seasons and between them.Pockets of inequality still emerge from time to time, even in today’s equipoised NFL. But most of the teams at the bottom of our rankings were above average (some significantly so) at some point in the past few seasons. Late in 2012, the Houston Texans and Atlanta Falcons — now ranked No. 23 and No. 25, respectively — had Elo ratings that would rank second in the NFL right now. And among the bottom third of teams in this week’s rankings, Minnesota, Tampa Bay, Washington and the New York Giants also had above-average Elo ratings as recently as two seasons ago.The league’s bad teams look particularly bad right now, and the poor got even poorer this past weekend. But even at an imbalanced moment, you can see the handiwork of the NFL’s parity machine.Last week, we wrote about how the Denver Broncos were a team in disarray, losing more points of Elo rating over the previous three weeks than any team in the NFL. In this past Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins, it looked like disaster was imminent again — Denver’s win probability was down to 10.2 percent late in the third quarter — before Peyton Manning sparked a comeback victory for the Broncos.The game wasn’t especially crucial to the Broncos’ postseason odds (they gained just 8 percentage points of playoff probability last week), but in concert with the Chiefs’ stunning loss at Oakland, it had a big effect on the AFC West race. By the end of the weekend, the Broncos had gained 24 percentage points of division-win probability, bringing their chances to 79 percent. The Chiefs lost 25 percentage points — by far the week’s biggest change in division-win probability. What had been surprisingly close to a toss-up race for the AFC West is back under Denver’s control.Week 12 was pretty damaging to Kansas City’s playoff chances. A week ago, the team was looking at a 41 percent probability of chasing down the Broncos for the division, and it had the conference’s best chance of securing a wild card slot (42 percent). But with their AFC West odds dwindling, the Chiefs probably need the wild card to make the playoffs. It might seem as though the Chiefs are still well positioned in that department — the Dolphins had been their primary threat going into the weekend — but after the AFC North rivals Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens both won, the AFC’s wild card picture is as crowded as ever.The NFC playoff picture didn’t change all that much, although the Seahawks are once again favorites to make the postseason after beating the Cardinals. Although the game could be seen as the proverbial “statement win” with regard to NFC West supremacy, the loss didn’t really affect Arizona’s playoff chances; the Cardinals are still 94 percent likely to be in.Elo’s had a few solid weeks against the point spread. Don’t let it fool you: You shouldn’t take these ratings to Vegas and bet with them. But it is always fun to compare the gambling lines to those which would be predicted by each team’s pregame Elo ratings.One of biggest differences this week between Elo and Vegas involves a marquee matchup, in which the Patriots travel to Green Bay to face the Packers. The Packers have been on a roll of late, gaining the most Elo rating points of any NFL team over the previous three weeks, but still they rank just sixth in Elo. At least some of that is because Green Bay entered the season ranked 17th in the league with a below-average 1495 Elo rating, owing to a relatively down 2013 season that saw quarterback Aaron Rodgers miss seven games.With Rodgers back and playing at an incredibly high level as of late, Vegas has reacted quickly. The oddsmakers clearly consider the Packers one of the two or three best teams in the NFL. For their part, the Patriots have been on fire as well, so the fact that they are three-point road underdogs implies that the market considers them about even with Green Bay. Elo thinks the Patriots are roughly four points better per game than the Packers at a neutral site, so it will be interesting to get some measure of a referendum on Vegas and Elo’s different opinions of the two teams.CORRECTION (3:53 p.m., Nov. 26, 2014): A previous version of the Week 13 NFL matchups table listed incorrect numbers for the Elo win percentages and point spreads. They and the language in the piece have been updated. read more

Out About

first_imgBoater safety class scheduled Jan. 25 in VancouverRegistration is open for a boater safety class beginning at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 25 at the Clark County Public Works Maintenance and Operations Conference Center, 4700 N.E. 78th St.Offered by the Coast Guard Auxiliary and Clark County Marine Patrol, the class costs $10 and continues until 4:45 p.m.The course is designed to meet the needs of both the Washington and Oregon boat card requirements. Topics will include safety skills, navigation rules, equipment requirements and more.Completion of the course can reduce the cost of boat insurance.Also offered on Jan. 25 will be a course on marine band radio communications beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the same location. The marine radio class will cost $10 per person. To register for either course, call 360-256-2991 or 503-799-5250.Winter steelhead fishing clinic scheduled Jan. 30 in VancouverA free clinic on winter steelhead fishing will being at 6 p.m. Jan. 30 at Pacific Northwest Sporting Goods, 212 N.E. 164th Ave, Suite 4. Pro Escodedo of Team VIP Outdoors will be the guest speaker.Mount Hood Skibowl to operate Multorpor for holiday weekendGOVERNMENT CAMP, Ore. — Multorpor chairlift at Mount Hood Skibowl will be open Saturday, Sunday and Monday.last_img read more

Pole crashes onto car in Lauderhill

first_imgLAUDERHILL, FLA. (WSVN) – A pole crashed onto a car in Lauderhill.Fire Rescue crews responded to the scene located near Oakland Park Boulevard and Northwest 56th Street on Wednesday morning.Lauderhill Fire Rescue Capt. Jerry Gonzalez tweeted the photo at 5 a.m. saying the cement light pole crashed onto the car after a single car accident. This driver is lucky to be alive after this cement light pole came crashing down on his car early this morning following a single vehicle accident at the intersection of Oakland Park Blvd and NW 56th Avenue. #Lauderhill— Lauderhill Fire PIO (@LauderhillFDPIO) March 13, 2019It remains unclear what injuries the driver sustained from the crash.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Euromoney Institutional Investor Acquires Real Estate Investment Site

first_imgAccording to Nick Ferris—publisher of Euromoney’s Institutional Investor and the Real Estate Finance & Investment subscription newsletter—the acquisition is consistent with Euromoney’s strategy and “will enhance Real Estate Finance & Investment’s existing coverage of REITs and provide a platform to continue to build both products under the same expert editorial team.”Ferris told FOLIO: Euromoney Institutional Investor will increase REIT’s workforce as par of its investment. “It’s a profitable business and we expect to grow it substantially over the next few years,” he said.Euromoney Institutional Investor publishes more than 100 magazines, newsletters and journals, including the leading financial market titles Euromoney and Institutional Investor. London-based Euromoney Institutional Investor—publisher of several trade publications primarily in the international finance sector—has acquired, a provider of news, data and podcasts for Real Estate Investment Trust investors.Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded in 2005 by Anatole Pevnev, is the primary Web site for global REIT information and analysis, with 6,000 registered users and an archive featuring more than 200 podcasts. The site also provides access to more than 60 quarterly earnings calls, an industry-specific news feed and a weekly newsletter.last_img read more

Avengers Endgames Brie Larson would direct an MCU movie

first_imgIf there’s one character I’m excited to see in Avengers: Endgame, it’s Captain Marvel. She’s the only character we haven’t really seen interact with the rest of the Avengers, and based on the teasers, it looks like she’s ready to get brought up to speed. Recently, Audi released an ad spot called “Debriefing” where the company attempts to show Carol Danvers what she’s missed since her exit from Earth in the 1990s. I got the chance to talk to Captain Marvel herself (Brie Larson) about electric vehicles and why they’re important to her — you can check that Q&A out over on Roadshow — but we also took a few minutes to chat about the MCU and what she hopes the future brings for Marvel’s superhero movie juggernaut. Check out “Debriefing,” and then meet me afterward for our Q&A. Avengers: Endgame is a thrilling sequel to every MCU… I’m so ready to see Kamala Khan in the MCU.Me too, me too! I’m ready. I’m so ready.Big fists!Stretchy arms!So you’re not just an actress, you’re a director, too. Do you have any aspirations to direct an MCU movie?Totally. I mean, for me, whether it’s acting or directing, it’s about story. And I’ve always been incredibly impressed with Marvel’s ability to talk about very difficult subject matters; whether it’s internal human condition stuff or worldwide issues, through the metaphor of superheroes and aliens in space. I feel like they’ve become such a powerful tool of connection that of course it’s something I would love to tackle eventually, given the right story. Because, just on the acting side of Captain Marvel, I worked on it for two years. And I think it’s even longer when you’re writing and directing a Marvel movie. So it has to be a story that you really feel passionate in your gut that it’s undeniable and will carry you through for a couple years.Makes sense. OK, two more questions for you. If Carol were to show up in another MCU film like Thor: Ragnarock, which was kind of a buddy movie between Hulk and Thor, what character would you want to team up with?I’m still really into this idea of an all-female Avengers movie. Getting all the women together and getting them to work as a team … would be so powerful and iconic. Just because having just seen Avengers: Endgame, getting to see all of those characters on screen, you realize the beauty of these new superhero movies is that everybody has their own special skills they bring to the table. Their own, you know, superpower. And to see women work together, and in that way as a team, is not something we’ve seen enough of on screen. You had to go through two different workouts: Physically, we all know you got in insane shape for Captain Marvel. But you’ve also talked a lot about feeling more empowered and able to stand up for yourself and what you believe in throughout this process. What’s your advice for anybody looking to fight for a cause? How can they “flex their activism muscles,” so to speak, and make a bigger impact over time?The main thing is finding out the thing that only you can do. And you might be surprised to discover what that is. Telling stories, making movies that reflect my value system, that put people in the shoes of others, that are able to bridge empathy and show you what the world looks like, has been really profound for me, and in some ways, much more impactful than any words I could ever possibly say, or any street corner that I could shout on. But everybody has their own unique thing. 3:14 Comments 5 Show Us Yours: Marvel fandom pictures from our readers 26 Photos Share your voice Endgame is here TV and Moviescenter_img I was just at the Time 100 Gala. And it was really powerful to be in that room of people who are all working really diligently and in completely different ways, whether that’s in science or in politics, in any part of the globe, the arts, music … there are so many ways to get involved, and it starts with you. It starts with you figuring out what your thing is that you bring to the table, and then living your life by those value systems.Avengers: Endgame is in theaters worldwide, but if you haven’t caught it yet, you can get ready by watching every other Endgame trailer and teaser right here. Captain Marvel Marvel The Avengers How to watch every Marvel Cinematic Universe film in the right order CNET: What kinds of technology would Carol be the most surprised by when she returned to Earth? If, of course, there wasn’t a Snapture to avenge?Brie Larson: Well, Carol’s sort of interesting in that she’s at the intersection of like, super-advanced technology and the ’90s at the same time, so I mean, she’s already — even in the ’90s — when she comes down to Earth, surprised by the lack of technology. Things like, carrying around a driver’s license or an ID card just seem totally insane to her. Tags Now playing: Watch this: Spoiler-free review: Love letter to fans tops Infinity War Spoiler-packed review: MCU clincher so close to perfect No postcredits scene, but there’s a tiny audio stinger The biggest spoiler-filled WTF questions It’s three hours long: The best times to pee Captain America will always be my favorite Avenger But at the same time, she’s she’s been able to retrofit the pager. So I think communication devices would be the thing she would be both surprised to see how far it’s come, and also wish that it had gone further; having come from, you know, outer space, where they have much more advanced communications equipment.During your time playing Carol, you’ve been really vocal about intersectional feminism. There are so many amazing female heroes in Marvel Comics. Which one you would like to see headline their own MCU movie? Anyone you’re just dying to see on screen?I would love to see a Valkyrie solo movie for sure. I’d love to see a Ms. Marvel movie for sure. I mean, they haven’t even begun to tap into her abilities. And I love her story so much. It would be my hope she comes in sooner rather than later as Carol’s sidekick, and then eventually kind of takes over. And then of course, the Wakanda ladies, I could watch a whole movie of those warrior women, there’s so much to be mined from that. So I think there’s a lot of material out there and a lot of new worlds to delve into. 49 Photoslast_img read more

Project Loon flies for 1 million hours

first_img Project Loon headed to help Puerto Rico Automation software collects wind forecast data, builds maps of where to travel and then processes each balloon’s observation so changes can be made to follow that map. It is this software that directs the balloon’s movements, not the 24/7 team of engineers monitoring them, head of Engineering Salvatore Candido said.According to Candido, the first time he saw a balloon deciding to zig where a human would have chosen to zag, he had to “stare for a while at the strategy the algorithm was trying to execute” before realizing he had been outsmarted by the software.”The first balloon allowed to fully execute this technique set a flight time record from Puerto Rico to Peru,” Candido said. “I had never simultaneously felt smarter and dumber at the same time.”Balloons also choose when to loiter in an area to wait for winds to change, and fly in figure 8 patterns to maintain a constant LTE signal over an area for longer periods. Now playing: Watch this: Tags Project Loon reached a massive milestone. Project Loon Alphabet’s Project Loon has reached the milestone of flying its balloons in the sky for a collective 1 million hours, the company announced Tuesday. This equates to 40 million kilometers travelled.Project Loon delivers mobile connectivity to remote and disaster-ravaged areas, with the balloons operated by a solar-powered pump. They drift on winds at heights of 50,000 feet to 70,000 feet, tacking like a boat to follow air currents. 0 Project Looncenter_img Alphabet says its Loon balloons could beam internet to more people than before Alphabet’s Loon recruits high-powered mobile veterans to serve on board This Loon internet balloon just spent seven months in the air Share your voice Post a comment 1:16 Mobile Sci-Techlast_img read more

Political Perspectives A Closer Look At Harris County Precinct One

first_img Share Earlier this year Harris County Judge Ed Emmett appointed attorney, Gene Locke as interim commissioner to replace the late El Franco Lee for Harris County Precinct 1.Commissioner Locke has a history of public service, serving as Houston city attorney between 1995 through 1998, special counsel to Metro and general counsel to Harris County Houston Sports Authority.Since taking office in January, one of the many issues on the commissioners “to do” list was to put forth an aggressive plan to help improve streets throughout the precinct. As of last week, the Commissioners Court passed a measure that adds $1 million to an existing contract to make concrete repairs. Also, this week Commissioner Locke threw his hat into the race to seek the Democratic nomination for the Precinct 1 seat.  We look at Precinct 1 and the interim Commissioner Gene Locke.  Produced by Houston Public Media, Political Perspectives is a weekly web-series continuing the political discussion from its companion TV program, Red, White and Blue.  Host/commentators, Jay Aiyer and Brandon Rottinghaus with moderator, Laurie Johnson will further the political conversation with their perspectives on political topics. The web-series will air online at 8 p.m. at following the 7:30 p.m. TV 8 broadcast of Red, White and Blue.last_img read more

How Did I Leave My Child in The Car Experts Say Its

first_img Share How could a parent forget their child in the car? That is a question people ask every summer as dozens of children die in hot cars, forgotten by their parents.Eric Stuyvesant used to be one of them.“I was a keyboard warrior back in the early days of the internet and when I would hear something like this, I was brutal in any of my responses: ‘How do you forget a kid? It’s your kid. You can’t forget a kid,’ ” Stuyvesant said.Then it happened to him.In June of 2015, Stuyvesant was talking business on the phone while driving, and he forgot to drop off his 3-year-old son Michael at daycare.“You know I looked up and saw the exit I needed to get off at about a mile out, but I got engaged in a conversation in how we were going to resolve some issues and I drove right past that exit and I drove home,” Stuyvesant said.Now focused on work, he walked into the house and continued with his business. For an hour. Then fifteen minutes more. Then something shook loose in his memory: Michael.“I raced out to the car and found him. He was still with us, but he wasn’t doing well,” he said. “He was in a profuse sweat. His breath was extremely labored. His blue eyes — he had the brightest blue eyes — had started to turn gray and were rolling back in his head, and I pulled him out of the car and we ran into the house and all I could think was to take the coldest shower possible to get as much heat out of him as possible.”By the time paramedics brought Michael to the hospital, his temperature was still 104 — even after the cold shower. He would have six strokes but, ultimately, he survived.Stuyvesant still wonders, “How did I leave my child in the car?”Turns out, it’s pretty easy.Edward Golob, a psychology professor and an expert in human memory at the University of Texas at San Antonio, says people generally have too much faith in their brains.“I think people think cognition works better than it actually does,” he said. “We want to give it more credit. But perception, attention, and memory, they all have really strong limitations. They don’t work nearly as well as we think they do.”Golob said thinking your children are too important to forget is dangerous.“The kids are obviously the most important thing going on in the car, right? But other things capture our attention very easily, and attention doesn’t necessarily know what’s important,” he said. “For some things that are more dramatic — a very loud sound, for example — that will capture your attention, no problem.“But more subtle things that you need to attend to — if you’re really focused on something, if you’re feeling a little stress — you can easily make these sorts of mistakes.”In Stuyvesant’s case, he usually dropped Michael off at daycare before dropping his wife off at work. On the day of the accident, he drove his wife to work first, and he intended to drop Michael off next, but his brain wanted to go home.Golob said using this tendency to go on autopilot may help safeguard your kids.“So, for example, when I put the kids in the car or take them out of the car, I have a routine,” he said. “I walk all the way around the car and look through the windows and look at them.”Golob then talks with them, or sings “or anything to get them on your mind, so it’s recent and vivid. That’ll also make it a little harder to forget that they’re there.”Golob added other things to incorporate into a routine include leaving a purse, a briefcase, your lunch or your phone in the back seat with your children, whether the kids are in the car or not. It has to be something you always do for it to become part of the autopilot process, he said.“Just check. Even when you think they’re not there, check,” Stuyvesant said.So far, this year there have been 25 confirmed heatstroke deaths in cars in the U.S. Two of them were in Texas.Bonnie Petrie can be reached at or on Twitter @kbonniepetrielast_img read more

Group Grants 16M For Places That Are Part Of Black History

first_imgBy Chevel Johnson, The Associated PressMore than $1.6 million in grants are going to 22 sites and organizations to help preserve Black history.The National Trust for Historic Preservation announced the grants Friday during the 25th annual Essence Festival in New Orleans.In this June 13, 2007 file photo, a youth walks by the Langston Hughes House, center, covered in ivy, in New York’s Harlem section. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)The trust’s African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund’s executive director, Brent Leggs, says the recipients “shine a light on once lived stories and Black culture.”Grants are given across four categories: capacity building, project planning, capital, and programming and interpretation.In this Thursday, May 19, 2016 file photo, Rev. Paul Gordon Carter, manager of the Harriet Tubman Home, leads a tour at the historic site in Auburn, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)This year’s awardees include the home of Negro League Baseball phenom Satchel Paige; the Emmett Till Memorial Commission; ‘The Forum’ in Chicago’s Bronzeville and more.last_img read more

Unravelling the written word

first_imgWhat role does literature play in contemporary societies? How do writers see their responsibilities vis-à-vis the public and, turning that over, how do we see writers? How has the written word adapted to its place among the growing pantheon of varied and addictive forms of cultural transmission? Join in the thinking brigade and get closer to these answers. Writers, Etc is a literary platform: a space where the written word gets primacy, where written ideas and their practitioners can interact with each other and the general public, coming together to ask pertinent questions and seek their answers to queries. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’For their twenty second session, they have have Manu Joseph in conversation with Karthika V. K.Manu Joseph is the author of two novels — The Illicit Happiness of Other People, which was released in 2012, and Serious Men, his first novel, which won the PEN Open Book Award. It was one of Huffington Post’s 10 Best Books of 2010, and was shortlisted, among other awards, for the Man Asian Literary Prize and the Bollinger PG Wodehouse Prize for best comic fiction. Serious Men has been optioned for an Indian language film. Karthika V.K. started her career in publishing with Penguin Books India in 1996 after an M.Phil in English Literature from the University of Hyderabad. The aim is to encourage a discovery, unencumbered by genre, of all the written oeuvres, ranging from living legends to new and emerging talent.last_img read more

How Often is Too Often to Send Client Updates

first_img Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Clients want to feel in control. If they need information, they don’t want to go trawling through a website to find it. They want direct contact with their business partners and a swift and relevant response.Yet too many companies today let their clients down when it comes to communication. Only 29 percent of B2B customers feel engaged with their partners. And a low engagement rate can have dramatic consequences, as disconnected customers are liable to take their business elsewhere.While it might sound like notification hell, sharing information frequently with clients and empowering them to correspond with you at any time will keep them from feeling left in the dark.Related: How to Finesse Your Relationship With the 10 Types of Clients Everyone GetsAny company that values learning and teaching as much as doing needs a responsive, agile communications strategy to avoid wasting time and money. Sending notifications that “everything is fine” can be annoying for both clients and your staff. But in some situations, more frequent, personalized updates that offer real insights — and the ability to respond — will instill greater confidence in your company.You can gauge your clients’ desired level of outreach according to their specific needs. Keeping them updated on their projects is easy when you use the right tools. Here are three scenarios in which circumstances dictate the type and frequency of client communication. You’ll also see a few types of resources I use to ensure my own company hits the mark.1. You’re struck by disaster.When disaster strikes or websites go down, clients need to know what you’re doing to resolve the problem. Paying clients don’t like to hear about your worst-case scenario. Whether a line of code took down your online platform or a customer-service response offended a core audience group, you must be immediately accessible to your client. It conveys reassurance and can help make this doomsday event a distant memory.Slack is the heartbeat of our projects for a good reason: True emergencies should be dealt with immediately. When tricky situations can’t be misinterpreted or ignored, we invite clients to continue the conversation by joining our Slack channels. This allows us to put out small fires on a regular basis and provide answers to their questions in real time.Clients can Slack us as often as they’d like because all relevant data is always on offer. When a channel gets too noisy, we set up another room to filter relevant responses. Other companies are embracing this platform, too. Digital security startup Clef launched a Slack community to give engineers easy access to customers, and there are now 2.3 million daily active users across the Slack platform. As more companies adopt this technology, its’s easy to predict that clients soon will demand the same level of responsiveness from all partners.Related: When Digital Meets Culture, Entrepreneurs Learn to Adapt2. Your client wants to be updated at every stage of a project.Share your progress with robust status updates. One of our clients never before had been involved  in software development. Understandably, he wanted to know about every step we took. We sent him push notifications, code reports, and even log reports so he could better understand his project. It changed his whole view of how to work with a development team.The process taught him how seemingly innocuous requests to change the code could wreak havoc on the testing timeline. He also appreciated how the knowledge he gained from his deep involvement helped him maximize the development cycle and raise a new round of capital for expansion.Automated notifications are a must for companies trying to stay responsive. A growing number of businesses testing a product or seeking to increase adoption are catching on to the benefits of automated push notifications. With a read rate of up to 97 percent, push notifications provide in-depth information in just a few lines of text. And no one on your team has to do anything to send them.  Software provider Jobstream Group sends automated notifications via Zapier and Slack. We use existing integrations, too, but sometimes build our own. By integrating gamification, our system tells us which teammate committed the code and exactly when and how many lines were committed. An automatic score indicates how the code tested and how quickly it can be incorporated.3. Your client demands attention in every situation.Your client is telling you he or she wants to be part of the process, seeing changes as they’re implemented. Such detail-oriented clients want their hands in the guts of the operation. This requires instantaneous and responsive communication as well as email updates when you reach key milestones.Email responders are essential feedback loops that work best for status updates. In addition to giving our clients a heads-up on progress and any information needed to continue, we ask simple questions. This approach not only ensures that clients read our message but also allows us to stay engaged and responsive to their needs.We don’t send autoresponder messages every hour, on the hour. Each project has predetermined phases that merit emails detailing shifting personnel, our schedule, and what our clients should expect next. We also send daily and weekly status updates to maintain visibility. We’ve learned consistency is another key to maintaining relationships.Related: 6 Amazing Apps to Increase Business ProductivityIn today’s hyper-responsive business environment, providing high-quality service requires equally high-quality communication. Don’t leave clients to cope with perceived problems on their own. Instead, give them a green light to participate in the process and check in as often as needed to make sure they feel satisfied, comfortable, and engaged with you and your company. July 1, 2016 Enroll Now for Free 6 min readlast_img read more

RSNA Awards Gold Medals to Drs Hricak Novelline and Seltzer

first_img News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more News | Radiology Imaging | December 01, 2015 RSNA Awards Gold Medals to Drs. Hricak, Novelline and Seltzer 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 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 cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more Hedvig Hricak, M.D., Ph.D., Dr.h.c.Hedvig Hricak, M.D., Ph.D., Dr.h.c., is internationally renowned for her extensive research and clinical expertise in genitourinary and gynecologic oncologic imaging. Her pioneering work in MRI and MR spectroscopic imaging of prostate cancer and MRI and CT of gynecological cancers helped lay the groundwork for genitourinary and gynecologic oncologic imaging as we know them today. Dr. Hricak was RSNA President in 2010.”The importance of Dr. Hricak’s role in imaging—particularly in gynecological and prostate cancers—can’t be overstated,” said RSNA President Ronald L. Arenson, M.D. “Along with her remarkable early work, she continues to break ground developing clinical approaches for functional and molecular imaging of cancer—advancements that represent not only the future of patient care, but the field of radiology. As a leader, Dr. Hricak is forging an extraordinary legacy in our specialty.””I am tremendously honored to receive the RSNA Gold Medal,” Hricak said. “It was both a privilege and a pleasure to serve the Society and our profession. Not only did I enjoy the wonderful team spirit and camaraderie, I also learned a great deal. I am deeply grateful to all my fellow Board members and committee members as well as the excellent, dedicated RSNA staff with whom I collaborated over the years.”Hricak, a native of Zagreb, Croatia, earned a medical degree from the University of Zagreb in 1970. She came to the United States two years later, completing her radiology residency at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Pontiac, Mich., in 1977, followed by a fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, where she served as a senior staff member.She served from 1982 to 1999 as professor of radiology, radiation oncology and gynecology and, eventually, as head of abdominal imaging in the Department of Radiology at the University of California, San Francisco. In 1999, she assumed her current position as chair of the Department of Radiology, Carroll and Milton Petrie Chair, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York.She also holds a senior position within the molecular pharmacology and chemistry program at the Sloan Kettering Institute and is a professor at the Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, as well a professor of radiology at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University.Hricak received her Ph.D. (Dr. Med. Sc.) from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1992, and in 2005 became the first woman to receive an honorary doctorate in medicine (Dr.h.c.) from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich in its 500-year history. She was appointed to the RSNA Board of Directors in 2002 as liaison for publications and communications. Prior to her board appointment, Hricak served as chair of RSNA’s Public Information Advisory Board and as a member of other RSNA public information committees.She has authored or co-authored 18 books, more than 450 research articles, reviews and editorial articles, and more than 130 book chapters. She is an associate editor and editorial board member of numerous premier medical journals, serving as an associate editor of Radiology from 1985 to 1993 and a consultant to the editor of Radiology from 1993 to 1997.Hricak is a member of the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine) and has served on the Scientific Advisory Board of the National Cancer Institute and the Advisory Council of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering. Throughout her career, Hricak has worked to promote international collaboration and has helped to create international training programs to improve imaging practice and research, particularly in developing countries.In recognition of her international outreach efforts, research and visionary leadership, Dr. Hricak has received many awards, including the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Award from the American Association for Women Radiologists, the Beclere Medal of the International Society of Radiology, the Howard M. Pollack Medal of the Society of Abdominal Radiology, the Katarina Zrinska Croatian Presidential Award and the gold medals of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), the Association of University Radiologists, the Asian Oceanian Society of Radiology and the European Society of Radiology.Hricak was awarded fellowship by the American College of Radiology, the ISMRM, the Society of Uroradiology, the International Cancer Imaging Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She is a member of the Russian Academy of Science and the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, and is an honorary member or fellow of 15 national radiological societies from around the globe.For her groundbreaking contributions to functional and molecular imaging, her efforts to promote education throughout the world, and her visionary leadership, RSNA is proud to award its Gold Medal to Hedvig Hricak, M.D., Ph.D., Dr.h.c. 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 Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. December 1, 2015 — Today the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) conferred its highest honor, the Gold Medal, upon Hedvig Hricak, M.D., Ph.D., Dr.h.c., Robert A. Novelline, M.D., and Steven E. Seltzer, M.D.In a tradition that originated in 1919, Gold Medals are presented each year to individuals who have rendered exemplary service to the science of radiology and who have received unanimous approval by the RSNA Board of Directors. Steven E. Seltzer, M.D.A renowned clinician and researcher, Steven E. Seltzer, M.D., has forged a legacy as a passionate educator committed to teaching and mentoring radiology students and junior faculty to fill the leadership roles so critical to the specialty’s future.”From the beginning of his career, Dr. Seltzer has understood the true importance of radiology research and the need to provide opportunities for young investigators to take their ideas from concept to fruition,” said RSNA President Ronald L. Arenson, M.D. “Radiology owes a great debt to Dr. Seltzer for shepherding the academic and research careers of trainees who make up the next generation of radiologists. His vision and leadership in organized radiology have helped shape our specialty. The multidisciplinary translational research center he co-founded will continue to offer research opportunities for years to come.””I am incredibly humbled and proud to have been selected to receive one of the RSNA’s 2015 Gold Medals,” Seltzer said. “Even though my name may be on the award, it reflects the accomplishments of an entire team of colleagues at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and friends from across the country. It has been a pleasure and an honor to work with such talented people. I am also enormously thankful to my wonderful family who has given me the love, support and understanding needed to be successful in a long professional career.”Born in Philadelphia, Seltzer received his baccalaureate and medical degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and completed his radiology residency at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in 1980. He joined the Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School staff directly afterward, and remained on staff for his entire career. From 1984 to 1997, Seltzer served as co-director of abdominal imaging and director of CT at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Since 1997, Seltzer has held his current position as chair of the Department of Radiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Philip H. Cook Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School.From 1984 to 1997 as department chair, Seltzer worked with founding director Ramin Khorasani, M.D., M.P.H., to establish the Center for Evidence-Based Imaging at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in 2002. The unique multidisciplinary translational research center offers diversified funding sources, including research grants from the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, among other institutions.Seltzer, who served on the RSNA Health Policy and Practice Committee from 2000 to 2002, is active in numerous radiology organizations and served as president of the AUR, the Academy of Radiology Research (ARR) and the Society of Chairs of Academic Radiology Departments. He was elected to fellowship in the American College of Radiology in 1997. He was awarded the AUR gold medal in 2004.Seltzer currently serves as chair of the Coalition for Imaging and Bioengineering Research, created by the ARR. His other honors include the 1981 Teacher of the Year Award from the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Department of Radiology and numerous Editor’s Recognition Awards from Radiology.Seltzer has published over 130 peer-reviewed research manuscripts in journals including Radiology, Academic Radiology and the American Journal of Roentgenology.For his dedication and commitment as a radiology educator, mentor, clinician and author and his visionary leadership in promoting translational research, RSNA is proud to award Steven E. Seltzer, M.D., its Gold Medal.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 | 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 center_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 Related Content Robert A. Novelline, M.D.One of the most highly respected educators in radiology today, Robert A. Novelline, M.D., has become internationally known for his expertise in emergency radiology.Along with establishing one of the nation’s first emergency radiology residency/fellowship programs in the early 1980s, Novelline, a professor of radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, has trained hundreds of students and junior staff members and is a founding member of the American Society of Emergency Radiology (ASER).”A pioneering researcher, educator and author, Dr. Novelline has expertly shaped and guided the growth of emergency radiology for more than three decades,” said RSNA President Ronald L. Arenson, M.D. “His dedication to educating and mentoring radiology students will long be felt at medical schools that still rely on his landmark textbook to teach the fundamentals of radiology, and by patients who reap the benefits of his expertise every day. We are fortunate Dr. Novelline chose to devote his intellect, talent and vision to our specialty.””I am deeply honored to receive the RSNA Gold Medal and am thrilled to be included among the illustrious group of prior recipients,” Novelline said. “I would like to particularly acknowledge the support of the many individuals who contributed to the success of my academic career, including my family, friends, colleagues and mentors. I am most appreciative of their encouragement, friendship and generosity. Special gratitude is due to the members of the RSNA Board of Directors and RSNA staff for their continued support and assistance, as well as their recognition of my two special interests, emergency radiology and radiology education.”Born in Boston, Novelline received his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine and completed his radiology residency and fellowships in both vascular/interventional radiology and radiology education at Massachusetts General Hospital. Much of Novelline’s early research and many of his publications dealt with therapeutic intravascular infusion therapy, therapeutic embolization and angioplasty.Dr. Novelline’s dedication to radiology education began early in his career. He served as director of both the Harvard Medical School Core Clerkship and the Advanced Radiology Clerkship at Massachusetts General Hospital between 1975 and 2012. In 1977, Novelline was named assistant professor of radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, moving up the ranks to his current position as professor in 1996.In 1982, he was appointed director of the newly formed Division of Emergency Radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital — a position he held until 2012. Novelline shaped the course of emergency radiology on a number of fronts. He installed one of the first CT scanners in an emergency imaging division, pioneered research on CT diagnosis of trauma and acute non-traumatic emergencies, and reported on new CT techniques for diagnosing appendicitis, diverticulitis and urinary tract stones.Among the founding members of ASER in 1987, Novelline led the effort to revise, expand and disseminate the National Curriculum in Emergency Radiology, a major focus of ASER. In 1998, he founded the Alliance for Medical Student Educators in Radiology. Novelline has served the Association of University Radiologists (AUR) in many capacities, including as president in 2012.Novelline served initially as co-author and later as author of the landmark 1988 book, “Squire’s Fundamentals of Radiology,” used by medical schools throughout the United States and abroad. Another textbook co-authored in 1993 by Novelline, “Radiology of Emergency Medicine,” still serves as the definitive reference textbook on emergency radiology.Novelline has published over 150 original reports or reviews and has served on the editorial boards of journals including Radiology, Emergency Radiology and Investigative Radiology, and as a manuscript reviewer for Academic Radiology, American Journal of Radiology and The New England Journal of Medicine. He is a sought-after speaker who has lectured nationally and internationally on emergency radiology and radiology education, and has held more than 50 visiting professorships around the world.Among his extensive RSNA history, Novelline served as the first RSNA co-chair of the RSNA-American College of Radiology Public Information Website Committee, and oversaw the successful launch of He also served on the RSNA Refresher Course Committee from 1997 to 2006, serving as chairman from 2003 to 2006, and as director of the Emergency Radiology Track from 1997 to 2002. He has also served on the RSNA Public Information Advisors Network since 2005. In 2007, Novelline was named the RSNA Outstanding Educator.Other accolades include the 2004 Association of Program Directors in Radiology’s Achievement Award, the 2012 Alliance for Medical Student Educators in Radiology Excellence in Education Award and the 2013 Sustained Excellence in Teaching Award from Harvard Medical School. Novelline received the ASER gold medal in 2000 and the AUR gold medal in 2015.In recognition of his considerable contributions and dedication to education and clinical research and his visionary role in developing the growth of emergency radiology, RSNA is proud to award its Gold Medal to Robert A. Novelline, M.D. 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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Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Image courtesy of Imago Systems 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 | 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 last_img read more