France lobésité et le surpoids en recul chez les enfants

first_imgFrance : l’obésité et le surpoids en recul chez les enfantsFrance – Si l’on en croit les résultats de l’enquête de la Drees (statistiques des ministères sociaux), la fréquence du surpoids et de l’obésité chez les jeunes enfants aurait reculé.Le surpoids et l’obésité, qui touchaient 14,4% des jeunes enfants entre 1999 et 2000, n’en touchent plus que 12,1% entre 2005 et 2006. Une baisse que le ministère de la Santé considère comme importante, même s’il tient à préciser que “la prévalence du surpoids et de l’obésité chez l’enfant, si elle demeure encore trop élevée, est l’une des plus faibles des pays industrialisés”.Pour autant, tous les enfants ne sont pas égaux devant cette baisse, puisqu’elle a été moins significative chez ceux résidant en zone d’éducation prioritaire. Une information qui montre bien les inégalités entre enfants en fonction de leurs origines sociales. Des différences qui sont également géographiques, puisque l’AFP révèle que si les Pays de la Loire comptent peu d’enfants en surpoids, la région Île-de-France en compte plus que la moyenne. La lutte contre l’obésité continue et doit se poursuivre dans l’ensemble des foyers. Une activité physique est alors fortement recommandée, et à préférer aux jeux vidéo.Le 23 septembre 2010 à 11:55 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Department IDs officer shares more on Saturday shooting and chase

first_imgOn Monday, the Vancouver Police Department identified Ken Suvada as the officer who fired at a suspect who attempted to flee, almost running Suvada over, before crashing his car into another vehicle.Suvada was at the scene, around 11:15 a.m. near the Walgreens at 2521 Main St., to assist a Washington State Department of Corrections officer who spotted a wanted subject.When officers contacted the man, he attempted to hit Suvada while backing out with his car, according to police. Suvada opened fire and dodged the vehicle. According to police, the suspect then fled in his car and hit another vehicle, which had two occupants, at East 16th Street and Broadway. The suspect then crashed into the nearby Not Too Shabby boutique, a business at the corner.Responding officers apprehended the man as he attempted to run away. The police said the man remained hospitalized Monday for non-life threatening injuries. Department spokeswoman Kim Kapp said the police won’t release information on the suspect, or pending charges, until he’s out of the hospital and booked.Department of Corrections spokesman Jeremy Barclay said the corrections officer was out and about, and spotted the man, who had outstanding warrants for his arrest.last_img read more

Kirstie Axtens True flexibility is essential for carers worklife balance

Kirstie Axtens True flexibility is essential for carers worklife balance

first_imgWorking Families published the 2017 Modern Families Index in January. This found that one in five parents and carers who are working full time are putting in five extra weeks a year, the equivalent of their annual holiday allowance, in unpaid work. They are stressed and burnt out. Disappointingly, over 40% of working parents and carers we spoke to have felt the need to bend the truth to their employer about family life conflicting with work. Nearly half would not feel confident talking to their employer about placing boundaries around work. Unsurprisingly, over a third feel resentful toward their employer about their work-life balance.If this is how they are feeling, how can they best be supported in the workplace, not least so they are motivated and engaged? It is vital that employers create a ‘safe’ environment where parents and carers feel confident talking about work-life issues without worrying that it will create a negative impression.Viable options for flexible working are key. We must move beyond flexibility as ‘exceptional’, an unwelcome imposition that hinders getting the job done. A healthy dose of realism when it comes to what can be done in the hours available is crucial. Managers should ensure work is designed in a way that helps both employers and employees find a good work-life fit. Kirstie Axtens is head of employer services at Working Familieslast_img read more

Teen struck killed in Pembroke Pines while crossing street

Teen struck killed in Pembroke Pines while crossing street

first_imgPEMBROKE PINES, FLA. (WSVN) – A South Florida teen was killed after being struck by a car.The 16-year-old boy was hit while crossing the street near 114th Avenue and Pines Boulevard, in Pembroke Pines, Monday night.The teen was pronounced dead on the scene.Officials are investigating the collision, but no charges have been filed against the driver.If you have any information on this incident, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Elon Musk announces Tesla CFOs departure during earnings call

first_imgXinhua News Agency/Getty Images With a few minutes to go before Telsa’s quarterly earnings call ended, Elon Musk surprised investors with news that chief financial officer Deepak Ahuja will be leaving the company, Reuters reports.He will be replaced by Zach Kirkhorn, Tesla’s current vice president of finance. The news caused stocks to drop by as much as 5.9 percent in late trading, even as the earnings call promised lower prices of its Model 3 sedan and a new Model Y version.It’s not the first time in recent months the electric car maker has seen high profile departures. Last September saw both chief accounting officer Dave Morton and head of human resources Gabrielle Toledano leaving to similar effect on Wall Street, with shares tanking by as much as 10 percent then.All is not doom and gloom. The company did say that it’s possible it will post a profit in the first quarter of this year. 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Car Industry,Enlarge ImageIt’s all in a day’s work for the Jeep Cherokee, the most American-made car in 2019. Jeep With high trade tensions looming and increasing talk of tariffs, more and more consumers are looking to buy American. Cars.com has released its annual American Made Index, showcasing companies that use the most American-sourced parts and labor in their vehicles. The results may surprise you.Cars.com analyzed more than 100 US-built vehicles for five key data points: manufacturing location, parts sourcing, US employment, engine sourcing and transmission sourcing. You might think something like the Ford F-150 would top the list, but it drops from its No. 5 spot for 2018 and out of the top 10 completely. Even the first-place holder, the Jeep Cherokee, is a pretty global product. It’s a Jeep, sure, but that brand is part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, an Italian-owned business.Cars.com surveyed 1,000 people and found that half are concerned about automotive import tariffs, with 41% saying they are unsure if tariffs would make them more likely to buy American. Either way, we’re big fans of all the vehicles on this list. These days, buying American doesn’t necessarily mean sticking with a US-based automaker. Tags 2019 GMC Canyon: A fancier Colorado Honda PassportThe Honda Passport is a new (well, reborn) entry to both the Honda lineup and the American Made Index. This midsize crossover comes to the fray with great driving dynamics and plenty of tech like the standard Honda Sensing suite of active safety features. An available 8-inch touchscreen gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as a Wi-Fi hotspot.Under the hood is the stalwart 3.5-liter V6 producing 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. However unlike the Ridgeline, the Passport sends that power through a nine-speed automatic transmission. Having said that, just like the Ridgeline, this is the only powertrain available. The Honda Passport is built in Lincoln, Alabama. GMC CanyonIf you’re looking for a slightly fancier version of the Colorado that’s more focused on luxe than dirt, check out the GMC Canyon. The top Denali trim gets standard heated and ventilated front seats as well as a heated steering wheel. Maximum payload capability is 1,665 pounds while max towing is a fairly healthy 7,600 pounds.The Canyon is available with the same 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, 3.6-liter V6 or 2.8-liter diesel as the Chevrolet Colorado. It’s also built in Wentzville, Missouri. 52 Photos General Motors Chevrolet Honda Jeep Acura Post a comment 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Tags 2019 GMC Sierra Denali review: So close to greatness Share your voice Acura MDXMoving up one slot to sixth place on the American Made Index is the non-hybrid variant of the Acura MDX. With its SH-AWD system, the MDX is one of the better handling midsize luxury crossovers, and for 2019 the company gives us the A-Spec treatment with a new front fascia and side skirts, 20-inch wheels, wider exhaust tips, unique gauges, a new steering wheel, carbon fiber trim and various Alcantara interior touches.However, both the standard and A-Spec models get a 3.5-liter V6 engine, rated for 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque going through a nine-speed automatic transmission. The Acura MDX is made in East Liberty, Ohio.  Honda PilotDropping down to seventh place for 2019 is the Honda Pilot. Like its two-row Passport sibling, the three-row Pilot offers parent-focused technology like Cabin Talk as well as myriad standard driver-assistance features through the Honda Sensing tech suite. Honda’s largest crossover offers up nearly 84 cubic feet of cargo space. Honda’s 3.5-liter V6 engine shows up again, making a serviceable 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Touring and Elite trims get a nine-speed automatic transmission while lower trims have to make do with a six-speed auto. The Honda Pilot is made in Lincoln, Alabama. 18 Photos Honda OdysseyThe feature-rich Honda Odyssey minivan also retains its number-two slot from last year’s list. While the 2019 model doesn’t see any changes from last, it’s still a darn good choice for families on the go with reconfigurable seats, Wi-Fi and an excellent rear-seat entertainment system. The Cabin Watch video system lets parents keep an eye on their little darlings without turning around in their seats, while Cabin Talk amplifies their voice so no yelling is required.The Odyssey is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 rated for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Most trims get a nine-speed automatic but the top Touring and Elite trims now use a 10-speed automatic with stop-start technology. The Honda Odyssey is made in Lincoln, Alabama. 2019 Honda Ridgeline: The commuter’s pickup truck 2019 Jeep Cherokee can handle the rough stuff Honda RidgelineAgain keeping the status quo, the Honda Ridgeline maintains third place on the American Made Index. This crossover-that-looks-like-a-truck provides a better ride than a traditional pickup and gets an awesome lockable trunk right in the floor of the bed. And it doesn’t do the truck stuff too badly, either, as it’s able to carry 1,860 pounds of payload and tow 3,500 pounds.The Ridgeline is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 good for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. That is channeled through a six-speed automatic transmission with available all-wheel drive. It’s built in Lincoln, Alabama. 2019 Honda Passport: A well-rounded midsize offering 2019 Honda Ridgeline review: Light duty, heavy punch 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport loves to hustle Jeep CherokeeKeeping its top-of-the-list placement, the Jeep Cherokee is 2019’s most American-made car. Refreshed for 2019, the compact crossover now features more tech, better cargo space and a slightly tweaked look. It’s available in no fewer the nine trims, including the off-road specific Trailhawk and a fancy-pants Trailhawk Elite.For 2019, the Cherokee gets a new 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine with 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, though naturally aspirated I4 and V6 choices are also available. Regardless of engine, a nine-speed automatic transmission gets the power to the pavement — or dirt as the case may be. The Cherokee is made in Belvidere, Illinois. Tesla Model 3 barrels through the snow in Track Mode 50 Photoscenter_img 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison: An off-road animal 2019 Honda Odyssey offers plenty of room and features for families More From Roadshow More From Roadshow Chevrolet CorvetteMoving up from the 10th-place slot last year is the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette. While we’ve all been ogling the new mid-engine Corvette, it’s easy to forget what a performance bargain the current-generation ‘Vette is. From the base trim to the Grand Sport to the bonkers ZR1, the Corvette is an American icon.My preference is for the Grand Sport, which strikes a perfect balance between everyday drivability and canyon-carving performance. The 6.2-liter V8 puts out 460 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. You can get it with a seven-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission, but the kicker is the borrowed chassis and aero parts from the beefier Z06. Like I said, perfect balance. The Corvette is made in Bowling Green, Kentucky. 69 Photos Chevrolet ColoradoMaking its debut in the top 10 is the Chevrolet Colorado. Shown here in the tough ZR2 Bison off-road spec, the Chevy Colorado is an excellent truck and one of the two midsize pickups you can get with a diesel engine. Adding to the ZR2’s two-inch lift and front and rear locking differentials, the Bison gets beefier skid plates (trust me, that’s a good thing), steel bumpers and integrated recovery points. Heck, you can even get a snorkel.Base models get a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with a six-speed manual transmission, but a more popular choice is the 3.6-liter V6 gas engine with 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Meanwhile, the 2.8-liter diesel pumps out 186 horsepower and a delicious 369 pound-feet of twist and is mated to a six-speed automatic. The Chevy Colorado is built in Wentzville, Missouri. 68 Photos 2019 Acura MDX adds new features and an A-Spec model 2019 Honda Pilot Elite: A smoother, tech-rich crossover SUV Acura RDXThe third-generation Acura RDX squeaks into the top ten list with larger proportions, plenty of interior space and better handling than its predecessor. Forward collision warning with collision mitigation braking, adaptive cruise control that works even in low-speed traffic, lane-keeping steering assist and road departure mitigation are all standard across the board. Like its MDX counterpart, the RDX is available with the A-Spec styling package.The RDX sports a 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine. Output is stated at 273 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, and it’s mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The new RDX is built in East Liberty, Ohio. 81 Photos 2019 Acura RDX A-Spec: Sharp handling, sharper looks 49 Photos Share your voice 0 26 Photos Car Industry 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison: A tougher off-roader Comments 4 10 Photos 71 Photos 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value 12 Photoslast_img read more

Kingfisher Airlines Likely to Layoff its Employees Sources

first_imgAfter receiving brickbats from all the directions over its massive cut down in its flight operations, undue payments of salaries and outstanding tax amounts due to debt crisis, Kingfisher Airlines is now planning to resize its staff and close down its offices across the country as a cost cutting measure, said sources.About 7, 000 employees have been listed under payroll of Kingfisher airlines but sources said that laying-off employees may also be part of the airlines’ restructuring plan that might be implemented from April 1.Many employees of the airlines including pilots have quit the company over non-payment of salaries for months and many have been keeping away from work over the same matter. So, resizing of the airlines appears to be not a big challenge for the management.Kingfisher is only operating 16 of its 64 aircrafts and had completely stopped international flights. Adding to the problems it owes about Rs 76 crore to the service tax department. However, the debt-hit airline has agreed to clear Rs 10 crore of his tax due by this fiscal.Meanwhile, the Kingfisher airlines authorities are expected to make a statement on Tuesday on the latest plan to curtail its staff department.last_img read more

The Best Side Characters from the World of Avatar

first_img James Cameron Congratulates Marvel on Beating ‘Avatar’ Box Office SpotFacebook Introduces Customizable Avatar Stickers The world of Avatar is one of richest fictional franchises in recent memory. From its magic karate to its intricate global history to its pan-Asian overall philosophies, it stands apart as a unique creation. It’s deep enough to fill up two whole shows (The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra) with plot and characters while still leaving fans hungry for more. Speaking of characters, one of the most endearing parts of the Avatar mythos is large cast of memorable characters. Some of these characters have more screen time than others, but they’re all worth celebrating. So here are, unranked, some of the best side characters from both shows in the Avatar universe.1. Avatar RokuAvatar Roku is basically the Dumbledore of the Avatar world. He’s an old, bearded, paternal, seemingly all-powerful guide to our young magical heroes. However, also like Dumbledore, he’s hiding a surprisingly morally grey past behind that nurturing persona. His relationship with Fire Lord Sozin, the instigator of the Fire Nation’s genocidal war, is a great bit of backstory.2. MaiAs Princess Azula’s sidekick, Mai could have easily been a one-note character. She’s the gloomy teen girl contrasted against Ty Lee the bubbly teen girl. But as the show teases out her relationship with Prince Zuko the more complex and fascinating a character she becomes. Zuko’s arc is the strongest on the show, and Mai’s becomes stronger by association. She also plays a pivotal role in Azula’s final breakdown, another great arc.3. Long FengAvatar trains viewers to expect that villains only come from the Fire Nation. After all, that’s the country waging war across the world for a century. So when we discover that the capital of the Earth Kingdom, the safest place on the planet, is actually under secret authoritarian control, we are shocked. And we hate the man responsible, the cold and ruthless bureaucrat Long Feng. A villain we love to hate is a great villain indeed.4. The Sun WarriorsIf you want to get reductive, each of the major cultures in Avatar maps onto an Asian culture or a culture from people descended from Asia. The Earth Kingdom is China, the Fire Nation is Japan, the Air Nomads are Tibetan, and the Water Tribe are Eskimos. However, the Sun Warriors, some of the earliest practitioners of the art of firebending, are clearly modeled after South American Aztec and Mayan cultures. So with their one brief appearance, they broaden the scope of the show’s international influences in a really exciting and unexpected way.5. Adult Avatar AangIn the The Last Airbender Aang is obviously a main character. The show is about his journey and is even named after him. However, by The Legend of Korra he’s been dead for 16 years, and the legacy he left behind as an adult still shapes the characters. He provides spiritual guidance to his successor as you’d expect, but it’s the quietly sad relationship between Aang and his now-adult children that adds so many appreciated layers of depth to his character. What made Aang a great leader for his people and for the world may have also made him a not-so-great father.6. IkkiIkki is the Jan Brady of the Avatar universe. A hyperactive middle child, she’s constantly overlooked in favor of her intelligent older sister Jinora and increasingly dickish little brother Meelo. But as one of the few airbenders left, Ikki deserves more attention. And whenever the show checks in on her, whether she has run away to make tea with animals or is negotiating with fascists, we’re all the better for it.7. TarrlokThe biggest difference between The Legend of Korra and its predecessor, at least when it debuted, was the show’s new urban setting. And like any city, Republic City has a seedy criminal underbelly and scheming politicians of all nationalities using that crime to further their own agendas. Secret bloodbender Tarrlok is another foe who begins as a bit of a stock character before gaining new depths, and the place the show ultimately takes him is one of the grimmest yet oddly poignant moments of the franchise.8. Avatar WanOne part Buddha part and one part Keanu Reeves, Wan becomes the first Avatar after merging with Raava the spirit of light during a fight for the fate of the Earth at Harmonic Convergence. But he’s also a good, chill dude we care about who just wants everyone, spirits and humanity, to get along. Even once he’s a literal god we feel for him as a person. You could even see the Avatar cycle itself as Raava honoring Wan’s legacy centuries after his death.9. ZaheerKorra’s self-contained seasons allowed the show to mix up its main villains. Zaheer is the best of the bunch, and not just because he was voiced by Henry Rollins. After two show’s worth of seeing airbenders as oppressed, lighthearted, good people, it was jarring witnessing the logical dark conclusions of a valid interpretation of airbender philosophy. Air is the element of freedom, so total anarchy is the only real political stance. Zaheer’s more violent airbending techniques, from flight to literally sucking the life out of someone, were also a visual treat.10. Suyin BeifongThe daughter of Toph, sister of Lin, and matriarch of the progressive metalbending city of Zaofu, famous Anne Heche performance Suyin Beifong is one of the more morally flexible ally characters from the latter half of Korra. She’s dedicated to helping people better themselves and she fiercely loves her family. However, she holds onto some personality traits from her criminal past that help the cause in ways more rigid characters can’t. But she adds friction as well, friction that pretty much causes the global conflict of the final season. Fans used to think Su would end up being a secret villain, but the show was smart to keep her a light shade of gray, like metal.11. Aasif MandviHear me out. The Last Airbender was a terrible movie. Even a good filmmaker couldn’t adapt 20 episodes worth of elaborate cartoons as one moderately budgeted live-action film, and M. Night Shyamalan isn’t a good filmmaker. But Aasif Mandvi as General Zhao was such a weird but entertaining bit of miscasting that I smile every time I remember it actually happened. Mandvi tries his best and I respect that, even if the movie he’s in leads to more unintended laughs than any Daily Show sketch.Purchase the entire series from Amazon here. Stay on targetlast_img read more

State lists slew of measures taken to boost security at hospitals CM

State lists slew of measures taken to boost security at hospitals CM

first_imgKolkata: The state government on Friday announced a slew of measures undertaken for revamping security measures in state hospitals, with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee stressing on love and compassion on the part of the doctors while dealing with patients.”It is not always right to take penal measures, which are very much in the ambit of law. The relation between the doctors and the patients should be based on love and compassion rather than a purely profession relation. People come from far with a hope to get good treatment and a compassionate attitude can solve a lot of problems. We need to behave politely and nothing can win over hearts more than love,” said Banerjee, who is also the Health minister, in reply to a question raised by leader of the Opposition Abdul Mannan in the state Assembly, about the government initiative to ensure safety for the doctors. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataMannan raised the issue of a junior doctor who was allegedly beaten up at NRS Hospital, following which the junior doctors had gone on a week-long ceasework. He lauded the initiative of Banerjee, who held a meeting with the agitating doctors and solved the stalemate. Banerjee referred to several BJP ruled states like Gujarat and Rajasthan, where the government had imposed laws like ESMA (Essential Services Maintenance Act) and forced striking doctors to join work. She said that the state government is trying to make arrangements for counselling of both the doctors and patients. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateShe said that the government is ready to take similar initiatives for private hospitals, if they approach her department for assistance in this regard. “Private hospitals have their own security mechanism. Our Additional Chief Secretary Health Rajiva Sinha had already spoken with private hospital authorities,” she added. Minister of state for Health Chandrima Bhattacharya said that the West Bengal Clinical Establishment Regulatory Commission, which was formed in 2017 to address the grievances in the health sector, has disposed of 150 out of 402 cases that have been lodged with it till November 2018. Bhattacharya said that the state government has taken a 17-pronged security measure to curb any kind of untoward incidents in medical colleges and hospitals. “A Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) is being made where entry and exit protocols will be formulated, which will indicate the number of the people to be allowed with the patients’ families. Specific colour cards will be issued for entry in the wards,” she said. According to the security measures undertaken, there will be one nodal officer for each medical college, apart from CCTV monitoring and a 24×7 public grievance cell. “One officer of the rank of DC will be responsible for formulating the security arrangements in the city and it will be supervised by an Assistant Commissioner rank officer. The hospital authorities have also been asked to depute professional agencies for providing security in the hospitals,” Bhattacharya said. She stressed upon the need for sensitising the doctors and other support staff and guidelines on how to go about lodging FIRs in case of assault on doctors or patient party grievance against doctors, if any. “The security arrangements will be monitored every fortnight,” the minister added.last_img read more

EFF come out in force to support Palestinian cause

EFF come out in force to support Palestinian cause

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite A ‘March for Palestine’ was held in front of the Town Hall on Saturday morning (March 19). The Economic Freedom Front (EFF) turned out in force to support the march.Events like this are held every year across the world as part of ‘Israeli Apartheid Week’ to highlight the struggles of the Palestinian people. A call was also made to all Christian churches and Jews of South Africa for their support in helping to combat the atrocities being meted out to the Palestinian people by the Israeli forces.Masses of red, brightly-coloured supporters of the EFF chanted in support of Palestine.‘Israeli Apartheid Week’ (last week) is an annual series of university lectures and rallies against the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. The series is held in February or March.center_img The march was organised by the Palestine Solidarity Committee of Ladysmith. They expressed delight at the support they received from local interest groups, including the Ladysmith branch of the EFF.DID 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?last_img read more

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first_imgVideo 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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Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… 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.  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 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. 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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January 14, 2013 — According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, the U.S. market for diagnostic imaging equipment servicing will grow slowly to a value of just over $2.78 billion by 2017. Increases in diagnostic imaging system sales and the installed base will be counterbalanced by declines and slowed growth in diagnostic imaging procedures and the effects of economic and healthcare reform uncertainty.The size and growth of the servicing market is dependent on sales of diagnostic imaging systems. A slowly expanding proportion of premium-priced imaging systems in the installed base benefits servicing because of the greater number of higher-priced and full-service contracts. A growing population of obese and elderly patients increases utilization, and thus wear and tear on these systems, increasing the need for servicing. But the growth in higher-end systems also restricts the total number of contracts, since fewer high-capability systems are needed to accommodate the same demand, thus shrinking the installed base.Budget constraints have led facilities to delay the purchasing of expensive capital equipment or to purchase less expensive refurbished units. This trend will negatively affect the service contract market as this type of equipment is less likely to be covered under a service agreement.”Growth and contraction seem to be evenly balanced across this market,” said MRG Analyst Felix Lam. “The computed tomography (CT) and ultrasound segments will grow through 2017, while magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and general radiography will shrink.”The U.S. diagnostic imaging equipment servicing market is controlled by manufacturers who compete in every segment. Together GE Healthcare, Siemens Healthcare and Philips Healthcare control more than two thirds of the market.Millennium Research Group’s U.S. Markets for Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Servicing 2013 report includes unit, installed base, average selling price and revenue information, along with market drivers and limiters and competitive landscape for MRI system servicing, CT system servicing, general radiography system servicing and ultrasound system servicing in the United States.For more information: www.MRG.net, www.decisionresourcesgroup.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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. 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by Victoria Ahearn The Canadian Press Posted

by Victoria Ahearn The Canadian Press Posted

first_img by Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press Posted Nov 1, 2018 12:29 pm PDT Last Updated Nov 1, 2018 at 1:01 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – The creative heads behind “House of Cards” say there was a “catharsis” on set when the political thriller shot its final episode.Season 6 launches Friday on Netflix and marks the end for the show after star Kevin Spacey was accused of sexual misconduct and fired last fall.Spacey played U.S. President Francis Underwood, who in season 5 resigned and handed over his position to his wife and vice-president Claire, played by Robin Wright. In the new and final season, Francis is dead and Claire is leading the country.The Golden Globe-winning Wright is also an executive producer on season 6 and directed the series finale, which just “felt right,” say co-showrunners Melissa James Gibson and Frank Pugliese.“That felt really important for all of us, cast and crew, everyone who worked on the show,” said Gibson. “We went through it together and it was very cathartic. We all enjoyed working with each other so much, and the bonds are so deep.“It felt like we’d really gone through something meaningful together.”“House of Cards” was Netflix’s first original series and has won two Golden Globes and several Emmys.Season 6 sees Claire grappling with the loss of her husband, the scandals of the past and misogyny from her administration and the American public. Facing death threats from those who don’t want a woman president, she struggles for autonomy as aides question her decisions and billionaire siblings Annette and Bill Shepherd (played by Diane Lane and Greg Kinnear) put political pressure on her.“It was really important to us, this season in particular, to reveal Claire Underwood to be as every bit a complex antihero that Francis had been for the prior five seasons and establish a ruthlessness equity — that she is this empowered, complex, flawed, fascinating character,” said Gibson.Gibson and Pugliese said when production was halted on the show following the allegations against Spacey, they had already written 11 episodes for season 6 and had to immediately star exploring the possibility of doing the show without him.“That was a lot to digest and a reset,” said Gibson.His eventual firing didn’t affect the storyline too drastically, as the show was already set to conclude after season 6 and shift the focus on Claire, who closed out last season by declaring to the camera: “My turn.”“I think the actors, crew and everyone involved felt that the best response would be to finish the series, finish the story, tell it with integrity as a response,” said Pugliese.“We knew going in no matter what season 6 was, that it would be a season of reckoning. Part of that reckoning was for Claire and these characters to reckon with their complicity with each other and the partnership in the marriage, and the complicity with the audience.”The new season has a noir vibe and speaks to timely themes surrounding the #MeToo and Time’s Up women’s movements, as Claire faces sexism and recalls harrowing experiences as a child.The showrunners said they weren’t responding to the latest headlines or the Spacey scandal, noting the story was already headed in the direction of having Claire face herself and explore who she is outside of her marriage.“Maybe we were feeling something that was in the air and it was coming, but we had been thinking about it and setting it up, so when it happened … it was of a (cultural) moment,” said Pugliese.“I think there was something about the moment that raised the stakes this sixth season, which is what it’s like to have a female president and … who owns the White House — the power behind the power.” ‘House of Cards’ bosses feel ‘catharsis’ with Wright directing series finalecenter_img Actor Robin Wright is shown in a scene from “House of Cards,” which launches season 6 on Friday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Netflix-David Giesbrecht MANDATORY CREDIT last_img read more

Auditorgeneral asks finance minister to explain coop stock donation

Auditorgeneral asks finance minister to explain coop stock donation

first_imgAuditor-general Odysseas Michaelides has asked the finance minister to explain the cabinet’s decision to handover Cooperative Central Bank stock to individual depositors and borrowers, the Cyprus News Agency (CNA) reported on Friday.Michaelides, known for his no-nonsense attitude and his frequent clashes with government officials, asked Finance Minister Harris Georgiades in a letter on Friday to explain the legal basis of the council of ministers’ decision to donate 25 per cent of the government-owned bank to its customers and whether Attorney-general Costas Clerides gave any legal opinion on the matter, the CNA reported.According to article 54 of the constitution, the council of minister’s executive power includes the supervision and disposal of state assets in accordance with the provisions of both the constitution and the law, Michaelides said in his letter to Georgiades according to the CNA. Cypriot legislation contains no relevant provisions other than those included in the law on privatisations and that on accounting, fiscal management and financial audit, he added.The government announced its decision to donate the stock last week after it injected almost €1.7bn in capital into the lender which continues to struggle with a mountain of €7.2bn in non-performing loans, or 60 per cent of its total loan book. As per commitment to the European Commission’s Directorate General for Competition, the bank has to list its stock on the Cyprus Stock Exchange and initiate a gradual capital increase aiming at reducing the government’s stake to 25 per cent by 2020.Michaelides, who sent copies of his letter to the attorney-general, the chairman and members of the parliamentary audit committee, the supervisors of the banking system and the financial market as well as the chairman and members of the Cooperative Central Bank’s board of directors, added that he has not finalised his opinion on this matter.The finance minister and the auditor-general engaged recently in a public spat about the role of a finance ministry staffer, a member of Disy who ran in last year’s parliamentary elections and was earlier this year seconded to the European Investment Bank.On Wednesday, Demetris Georgiades, chairman of the Fiscal Council, a public body tasked with monitoring the drafting and execution of the government budget, said that he too had questions related to the government’s decision.“Do they have to be handed over free of charge?” Georgiades told a group of reporters on Wednesday. “And why to current customers and not to the taxpayers?”Still, “whether the government should sell this stock and generate some revenue or go ahead with a share issue to increase the Cooperative Central Bank’s capital is a matter of political decision making,” he said.In any case, the fiscal watchdog said that the decision would have no accounting impact on the budget as already the government accounts recorded the capital injection – €1.5bn in 2014 and €175m in 2015. “It would be odd to include it for the second time when the government allocates the stock,” he said.On Friday, the finance minister said that he did not expect that the donation would impact the budget.A treasury spokesman said a week ago that a “possible readjustment in fiscal figures prepared by Cystat and sent to Eurostat” was not out of the question.In the absence of a balance sheet reflecting the net asset position of the government –it is expected to be in place the earliest in three years— the Treasury records grants in kind such as plots to displaced citizens based on market value, “by adjusting the results extracted from the government accounting system under cash basis of accounting,” the Treasury spokesman said.A Cystat official said a week ago that the statistical service will decide after the implementation of the policy how to treat it in the government accounts.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoAuthorities release five of 12 Israeli rape suspects, seven due in court FridayUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Private doctors say Gesy is poorly planned and poorly funded

Private doctors say Gesy is poorly planned and poorly funded

first_imgBy a Staff ReporterJust months before the first stage of the long-awaited national health scheme (Gesy) is finally launched, the Cyprus Medical Association is insisting the one billion euro budget is not enough and dooms the scheme to failure.The medical association has repeatedly warned that the budget is too small, by as much as €300 million, according to some reports. The EU average for health services is between eight and 10 percent of GDP. The Cyprus government has allocated only five per cent of GDP for Gesy.The government has kept the budget low so as not to frighten off those making their monthly contribution. From March 2019, employees will be paying 1.70 per cent of their monthly wage, their employer 1.85 per cent. But from March 2020 this increases to 2.65 and 2.90 per cent respectively, leading business leaders to warn it could threaten the viability of companies.The small budget means that the Health Insurance Organisation (HIO), which manages Gesy, has limited funds that have to go a long way. This includes keeping the fees of private doctors and payments to private hospitals as low as possible.For each examination a doctor will receive a ‘unit’ with the value of each unit depending on the total number of examinations carried out in a month by all doctors belonging to Gesy.In August, when there are fewer visits to doctors, the unit could be worth €20, but in January when there are more illnesses the value of the unit could be €10. There is no minimum fee per visit so theoretically doctors could receive even less than €10, far less than the €40 to €50 a private doctor currently charges.This is why negotiations over charges between the HIO and the medical association are currently deadlocked, with private doctors threatening not to join Gesy and the HIO insisting that it cannot increase its budget for examinations.The doctors’ stance has sparked hostile comments in the press and social media, which have accused them of ‘profiteering’ and ‘tax evasion’. But the doctors say such accusations are simply untrue.“We need to be told what we will be earning,” said Dr Theodoros Potamitis, a consultant ophthalmologist who runs the Pantheo Eye Centre in Limassol.“I will agree to be paid €15 per visit, as long as I know this will not become €10, because the value of the unit has gone down. How are we supposed to budget for the year when we will not know what we will be paid per visit.”He says a doctor has monthly expenses, which need to be covered, such as rent for a surgery and wages for a nurse and a receptionist.“I do not know if my surgery would be viable under Gesy.”There are also fears over the quality of healthcare provided to patients as the HIO had set the rates without setting any minimum quality standards.“The HIO has not even set a minimum protocol for operations. So if they pay me too small a fee for a cataract operation, how would the money cover the purchase of a high-quality lens? The eye surgeon will be forced to use cheap lenses made in China instead of the high-quality lenses made in Germany,” Potamitis said.Dr Marinos Soteriou, cardiothoracic surgeon, who set up the pioneering American Heart Institute in 2001 and the state-of-the-art private hospital American Medical Centre 10 years later, believes the Gesy model is doomed to failure.“I am very concerned that the preparation for Gesy is very superficial, incomplete and biased. There has been an organised campaign in the media to blame and stigmatise doctors, and push them to accept Gesy,” he said. “Unfortunately it is now more than obvious that Gesy is poorly planned, poorly funded and will be badly executed with far reaching financial, accessibility and quality implications.”When doctors challenged the HIO about its practices, it invariably cited the Mercer Study, that provided the blueprint for Gesy, but Soteriou said it refused to release the full study for review by doctors.“It is highly likely that the study contains a lot of information and assumptions that do not correlate with what is about to be implemented through Gesy.”Another major concern is that Gesy is heavily weighted in favour of the state hospitals, which can continue to be inefficient because they will be subsidised by the state for up to five years or longer after the introduction of Gesy,“Public hospitals may be paid the same rates as private hospitals, but if there is a big financial hole at the end of the year the state will cover it. What incentive would the state hospitals have to keep costs down and improve quality?” asked Soteriou. The private hospitals will have no such safety net.Neither Potamitis nor Soteriou have much faith in Gesy. Dr Potamitis believes that under the rules formulated by the HIO, there is a danger medical quality standards will decline while the reward system will discourage good young doctors from coming to work in Cyprus.Dr Soteriou is even more pessimistic. While acknowledging that the healthcare system is in need of reform, he said the “more details of the proposed Gesy I learn about the more I realise that it is doomed to create big problems with serious consequences.”A longer version of this article appears in Cyprus Mail Healthcare Guide your free healthcare magazine available with this week’s print issue of the Sunday Mail. 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