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Nova Scotia election roundup


first_imgHALIFAX – (Liberals-Health)Nova Scotia’s Liberal Party is promising to ensure Nova Scotians have better access to highly trained medical specialists.The party’s candidate for Sydney-Whitney Pier says a Liberal government would invest in recruiting and retaining specialists to reduce surgical wait times.Derek Mombourquette says the Liberals will invest $13.5 million over three years to expand the specialist residency program.He says the Liberals would also add 15 new positions to Dalhousie Medical School, with five positions located in Cape Breton.(The Canadian Press)—(NDP-Health)An NDP candidate in the Sydney area says the Liberal election campaign platform offers nothing for Cape Breton.Sydney-Whitney Pier candidate Madonna Doucette says the Liberal platform fails to invest in what matters most to families, seniors and children in Cape Breton.She says many people in the area don’t have a family doctor due to a lack of spending on primary health care.Doucette says an NDP government would invest at least $17 million in the doctor shortage in Cape Breton.(The Canadian Press)—(Tories-Carbon)Nova Scotia’s Progressive Conservatives are calling on the Liberals and NDP to explain their plans for a provincial carbon tax.The Tories say a cap-and-trade system would burden Nova Scotia families and businesses by making the price of everything from gasoline to home heating fuel more expensive.They say voters should know the plan of each party before heading to the polls on May 30.The Tories say they would not impose a carbon tax in any form on the province.(The Canadian Press)—(NSElxn-Debate)An accountant, a United Church minister and a former Annapolis Valley businessman will square off tonight in a televised leaders debate less than two weeks before Nova Scotians head to the polls.The leaders of Nova Scotia’s top political parties will have 90 minutes to make their pitch on the province’s future.Liberal Premier Stephen McNeil, Progressive Conservative Leader Jamie Baillie and NDP Leader Gary Burrill will dole out stump speeches and trade barbs on issues including labour relations, education, health and the economy.The CBC debate could be decisive in determining the province’s next premier.(The Canadian Press)—(N.S. Election Roundup by The Canadian Press)last_img read more


Top Quebec court overturns naturopaths acquittal and convicts her of manslaughter


first_imgMONTREAL – Quebec’s top court has overturned a 2015 acquittal of a Montreal-area naturopath in the death of a patient 10 years ago and convicted her of manslaughter.Mitra Javanmardi has also been ordered to stand trial on a charge of criminal negligence causing death, for which she had been acquitted.Roger Matern, 79, died after Javanmardi injected him with a contaminated substance.Javanmardi is scheduled to appear in Quebec court for sentencing on the manslaughter conviction.Matern visited Javanmardi’s clinic in June 2008 following heart surgery that reportedly did not improve his health.According to court documents, Matern wanted quick results and insisted that Javanmardi inject him with nutrients despite her telling him the procedure was not done on a first visit.She eventually acquiesced.During the injection he complained of being hot and then started shivering. His condition deteriorated rapidly while at the clinic and Javanmardi recommended he get a good night sleep.Matern’s condition worsened at home and he only went to hospital the following day, when it was too late.Police who raided Javanmardi’s office following Matern’s death seized vials containing the substance with which she injected him.Analysis discovered one of the vials contained 9.7 million bacteria when the norm for an injectable product is zero.The appeals court ruled the lower court did not properly apply the law to the facts of the case.It highlight several critical elements: the naturopath injected the medication as opposed to delivering it orally; she used the single-dose vial on two previous patients; she derogated from protocol by complying with the demands of a patient; and she didn’t send her patient to hospital despite witnessing symptoms unknown to her.“The (trial) judge therefore erred by not retaining, from the uncontested facts, that the conduct of the accused is blamable … and meets the criteria of criminal negligence,” the appeals court wrote in its ruling Thursday.last_img read more


Anjelica Huston Named PETAs 2012 Person Of The Year


first_imgIn 2012, Anjelica Huston’s volunteer work accomplished a goal first set in 2008, when Huston filmed PETA’s hard-hitting video exposé of how great apes suffer in the entertainment industry: All of the top 10 advertising agencies in the U.S. have now adopted policies stating that they will not use chimpanzees and other great apes in their commercials.And to honor Huston for her work defending animals—which this year also included speaking out against the deadly fur trade and New York’s cruel horse-drawn carriage industry—PETA has named her its 2012 Person of the Year.“Having worked with actors for many years, I find it hard to believe that anyone would have to be dragged, kicking and screaming, into show business. But the next time that you see a chimpanzee in a movie, on TV, or in an ad, chances are, that’s exactly what happened,” Huston says in her exclusive PETA video. The actor sent her video to agency chiefs across the country, showing them exactly how great apes are torn away from their mothers shortly after birth and frequently beaten during training to perform in ads for companies such as Dodge, Europcar, Pfizer, Samsung, and Travelers Insurance, all of which pulled their ads after talks with PETA.Huston’s activism for animals in 2012 also included an appeal to the New York City Council to support a bill that would phase out the city’s archaic horse-drawn carriage industry as well as a letter to the Irish government urging the country to honor its commitment to ban fur farms. “I grew up in Ireland and used to wear fur,” Huston wrote. “I had a change of heart when I learned how minks and foxes on fur farms are crammed into tiny, dirty cages and driven so crazy by the confinement that many … cannibalize their cage mates.”Previous PETA Persons of the Year include outspoken vegans Bill Clinton, Ellen DeGeneres, and Russell Simmons. For more information, please visit PETA.org.last_img read more


Kanesatake hit by rising waters Were working like crazy here


first_imgTom Fennario APTN National NewsKANESATAKE MOHAWK TERRITORY – Drive past Torrey Daoust’s house from the back, and it could be mistaken it for an island. Brown water from the Ottawa River laps at his green lawn about a metre away from a row of sandbags.“I’ve slept three hours in the last twe days because I’m just worried about the water going up. I have to worry about my house and my mother’s house it’s very stressful,” said Daoust while driving through almost a metre of water in his pick up.Unlike some of his neighbours, Daoust hasn’t had to leave his home yet. But the 51 year old Mohawk man says that his house is precariously close to being flooded.“They told us today it’s going to come up another 18 inches [almost half a metre], as you can see it’s going to be right up against the sand bags here,” he said.Kanesatake Mohawk Territory is confronting what dozens of other municipalities in Quebec have faced in the last week, mass flooding that hasn’t been seen in generations. So far eight homes have been evacuated, and at least 20 more are in danger.“We’re fighting the clock right now,” said Grand Chief Serge Simon of the Mohawk Council of Kanesatake. “We’re working like crazy here.”Simon said that close to 300 tons of sand has been bagged by community members like 26 year old Anthony Fournier-Phillips.Fournier-Phillips has been throwing 20-35 kilogram bags of sand on to pallets for two days, and he says he’s starting to feel it in his lower back. Still, he intends to keep at it. He and a few dozen others have formed an assembly line making thousands of sandbags to transport for Kanesatake Mohawks in need.“Everybody is just trying to help out, get everything out as fast as possible for the guys who are laying out the bags,” Fournier-Phillips said.The armed forces have been called in to help the neighbouring municipality of Oka, but Grand Chief Simon says they’ve declined any help from the army even though volunteers are getting tired and that resources such as bags and twist ties are running thin.“We’re not ready to have the army back here, after what happened 26 years ago,” said Simon referring to the 1990 invasion of Kanesatake by armed forces, known as the “Oka crisis”. “We’re doing pretty good, I think we’re doing as good as the army could. I’m really proud of my community.”While Torrey Daoust is grateful for all the community support, at this point all he can do is hope that it’s enough. There’s no real Plan B if the sandbags fail to withstand rising floodwaters.“I have insurance for my belongings, but not the property itself, it’s a federal house. They won’t insure it, I have no deed for it,” Daoust explained.It’s a common problem in many First Nations. Here in Kanesatake, it’s one they’ll have to tackle in the days ahead when the waters finally recede.tfennario@aptn.calast_img read more


Japan announces Rs 22 lakh for Kolkata museum


first_imgKolkata: The Japanese government on Monday announced a donation of some Rs 22 lakh ($31,800) to the Rabindra Bharati Museum here in a bid to strengthen historical and cultural ties with India. To refurbish the Japan Gallery of the museum, a MoU will be signed between the Consul General of Japan in Kolkata, Masayuki Taga, and the Vice Chancellor of Rabindra Bharati University, Sabyasachi Basu Ray Chaudhury, on Wednesday. The renovated and refurbished Japan Gallery in the Jorasanko Thakurbari campus of the University will go a long way to commemorate Rabindranath Tagore’s contribution in the Japan-India relations, the statement issued by the University said. Tagore, Asia’s first Nobel Prize recipient, visited Japan in 1916, 1924 and 1929, renewing relations between the countries as India’s leading cultural ambassador.last_img read more


Exports up 244 in Feb trade deficit narrows


first_imgNew Delhi: Marginal 2.44 per cent increase in exports as well as lower imports of gold and petroleum products in February significantly narrowed the country’s trade deficit to $9.6 billion, according to data released by the commerce ministry Friday. India’s merchandise exports rose to $26.67 billion in February from $26.03 per cent in the year-ago month mainly on account of higher shipments in sectors such as pharmaceutical, engineering and electronics. Also Read – Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: revenue to CustomsImports declined by 5.4 per cent to $36.26 billion in the last month, narrowing the trade deficit to $9.6 billion. The gap between imports and exports was $12.3 billion in February 2018, and $14.73 billion in January 2019. As per the data, the decline in imports was mainly on account of sharp decline in inward shipments of gold and petroleum products. While the import of gold fell by about 11 per cent to $2.58 billion in February as against $2.89 billion in the corresponding month last fiscal, inward shipments of petroleum products were down by nearly 8 per cent to $9.37 billion. Also Read – Coking coal shipments rise 15 pc to 29 MT at 12 state-run ports in Apr-SepDuring the April-February period of the current fiscal year, exports grew 8.85 per cent to $298.47 billion, while imports rose by 9.75 per cent to $464 billion. The trade deficit has widened to $165.52 billion during the 11 months of the current fiscal from $148.55 billion compared to the year-ago period, the data said. Non-petroleum and non-gems and jewellery exports in February 2019 stood at $19.87 billion, as compared to $18.90 billion in year-ago month. Non-petroleum and non-gems and jewellery exports in April-February 2018-19 were $217.43 billion, as against $201.95 billion in the comparative period last fiscal. Oil imports in April-February 2018-19 were $128.72 billion, which was 31.98 per cent higher over the same period last fiscal. The global Brent price (USD/bbl) decreased by 1.97 per cent in February 2019 compared to the same month previous year. Commenting on the trade data, President of exporters’ body FIEO Ganesh Kumar Gupta said that exporters have managed to do well despite increasing protectionism, tough global conditions and constraints on the domestic front. He said economies across Asia specially China and South East Asian nations have been showing signs of sluggishness with contraction in manufacturing due to slowdown in the global trade and fragile world economy. Gupta said 18 out of 30 major product groups were in positive territory, with most of them with marginal growth during the month. “However, with this trend, we will be able to achieve merchandise exports of about $330 billion, the highest ever exports for a fiscal,” he added. Meanwhile, the RBI said services exports in January 2019 were $17.75 billion, registering a negative growth of 1.02 per cent over December 2018. The imports stood at $11.03 billion, down 3.07 per cent over December 2018. Taking merchandise and services together, overall trade deficit for April-February 2018-19 is estimated at $93.32 billion as compared to $82.46 billion in year-ago period.last_img read more


Johnson wins Trumps approval for tough approach to Brexit


BIARRITZ, France — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson won U.S. President Donald Trump’s approval Sunday for his plans to take a tough approach in talks to leave the European Union after a chummy meeting on the sidelines of the Group of Seven summit in France.Johnson glowed as Trump said he gave him a vote of confidence in carrying out the Brexit talks. The British prime minister has vowed to bring his country out of the EU on Oct. 31 no matter what, an approach that has raised worries about a chaotic divorce that could cause chaos and hurt the economy.Trump promised that he and Johnson would work out “a very big trade deal” between their nations once the United Kingdom leaves the EU.“I’m very grateful for that,” Johnson said. “And we’re looking forward to having some pretty comprehensive talks about how to take forward the relationship in all sorts of ways, particularly on trade. We’re very excited about that.”But the pair were barely past the elegant winding staircase at the Hotel du Palais when it became clear that each had a different vision of what a trade deal might look like. The United States has said it is ready to negotiate a post-Brexit trade deal with the U.K. in pieces — rather than London’s wish of a comprehensive pact.Johnson pledged a “fantastic deal once we clear up some of the obstacles in our path.” Trump interrupted promising “lots of fantastic mini-deals.”The British prime minister badly needs a trade deal with the United States. After taking power last month he vowed that Britain would leave the EU on time with or without a divorce deal, cutting the country off from the EU’s single market of 500 million people. A no-deal Brexit would see new tariffs and border checks on trade between Britain and the EU, seriously disrupting business.Supporters of Brexit say a free trade deal with the United States can help make up for any reduction in commerce with the EU after Britain leaves the bloc’s single market for goods and services. In 2018, Britain did almost half its trade with the EU, while the U.S. accounted for 18% of U.K. exports and 11% of imports.“We’re working on a very big trade deal and I think it’s going to work out,” Trump said.The meeting between the leaders came a day after Johnson warned that getting a trade deal with the United States won’t be “plain sailing” as he bemoaned barriers to the United Kingdom’s goods in American markets.Speaking to reporters as he flew to France for the Group of Seven meeting, Johnson cited examples small and large of British goods that struggle in U.S. markets for bureaucratic reasons. He cited things like cauliflower, English wine, pillows, rail cars and even parts for showers.It wasn’t just goods on Johnson’s radar, but professional services, which far and away make up most of Britain’s economy.“If you want to sell insurance in the U.K. you only need to speak to two regulators,” Johnson fumed. “If you want to sell insurance in the U.S. you have to speak to 50 regulators. The same point can be made about architects and many other professions.”But even though he needs a deal, Johnson was at pains to say he wasn’t giving away the store. Some sectors of the U.K. economy would remain off limits to any deal. Johnson has promised the National Health Service will be off-limits and that animal welfare standards would be safeguarded.Danica Kirka, The Associated Press read more


Security Council delegation heads to West Africa for eightday seven country mission


Briefing the press at UN Headquarters in New York on the Council’s mission, Ambassador Jeremy Greenstock of the United Kingdom said the team was set to visit Ghana, Nigeria and Sierra Leone and Guinea and would focus on the situations in Guinea-Bissau, Côte d’Ivoire and Liberia.The mission planned to closely assess the situation in those three countries, all of which affected the regional situation as well, Ambassador Greenstock said. The Council would also be working closely with regional governments and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), particularly on Côte d’Ivoire and Liberia, and with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) on the issue of Guinea-Bissau.The delegation’s first stop will be in Guinea Bissau to help with internal peace-building and shoring-up the fragile political system ahead of elections, which Ambassador Greenstock said he hoped would be rescheduled soon. The mission aimed to ensure that all efforts underway in Guinea-Bissau would promote better relationships between the main political leaders and that new policies began to have a real effect on the socio-economic realities of the people of the country.In Côte d’Ivoire, the mission will follow on the heels of work within the region to implement the Linas-Marcoussis Agreement (LMA), a French-brokered peace accord reached in January that calls on the government, rebels and political opposition to share power in a transitional government until elections in 2005. “The LMA is a good agreement that must be built upon between the protagonists in the recent civil strife,” Ambassador Greenstock said.”In Liberia, we obviously have a fluid situation – a pretty distressing situation”, Ambassador Greenstock said. There was an agreement in place to observe an ECOWAS-negotiated cessation of hostilities and ceasefire, which was to have paved the way for comprehensive peace talks and the proposed formation of a transitional administration. Even in light of renewed violence, “That work still needs to be done”, he said.The mission will also visit Guinea and Sierra Leone, the other two of the three countries of the Mano River Union, to seek their views on current events, he said. The mission will also study the state of rebuilding process in Sierra Leone and see whether the Rabat agreement arrangements for good practice among the countries of the Mano River Union could be taken further.After Guinea Bissau, the mission will travel to Abuja to meet with Nigerian President Obasanjo, who was a major regional player with close interest in subjects under discussion, he said. In Accra, Ghana, the mission will meet with President Kufuor, who currently holds the rotating ECOWAS chairmanship, on the organization’s input into the mission’s three main issues.Ambassador Greenstock said the region was “in a condition of real distress and ordinary people were suffering miserably.” The mission had talked in detail with the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and with non-governmental and civil society representatives in New York about their views on Africa. Members of the mission will take with them a number of recommendations for action on humanitarian issues, including the protection of civilians, children recruited for armed conflict and violence against women and children as a tool of war. read more


Cellsized microrobot will carry drugs in your bloodstream


first_imgSmall enough for injection without leaving a wound, new microrobots could revolutionize the way modern medicine treats certain hard-to-reach areas of the body. The eyes and brain are extremely tricky places for surgeons, and a non-invasive solution to certain ailments has long been sought. The impediments to this are numerous, however, and range from producing to controlling to excreting any tiny agents that might be up to the job.Now Chinese University researchers say they’ve created a working microbot for internal use, a cage-like structure just 100 microns long by 40 microns wide. Its inventors coat the cage shape in a thin layer of nickel, giving it the magnetic properties they require to guide it through to body after insertion. The electromagnetic field used to guide the little “robot” can push them through the body with extreme accuracy. In tests, the researchers were able to show that their robot successfully delivered a drug payload to the predetermined target cells.Zhang Li of Chinese University, with his team’s creation.The current methods of delivering drugs throughout the body are insufficient to treat many serious ailments, such as retinal degeneration and the brain issues that can lead to stroke. A researcher on the project claimed that the microbot is a “truck, not a car” in terms of its carrying capacity, and the proportion of its overall size used for cargo storage. Despite the increased capacity, this new microbot is too small to be tracked by current standards in resonance imaging, which have been the method of tracking microbots up until now. The team is working to improve the resolution so it can directly track the movement of these little drug mules.Zhang claims that by injecting thousands of the microbots in the vertebral column and directing them to the brain, they could theoretically cure strokes without the need for brain surgery. Since the cages are distinct from whatever medicine they carry, a generalized carrier for each of many tissue types could be stored in hospitals, to be filled with the appropriate drug, as needed. The researchers are currently working only with rabbits and mice, but human trails are a short-term goal.last_img read more


Griezmann believes Mbappe can be a killer forward


first_imgThe Atletico Madrid player believes his fellow French teammate can score at least 50-goals per season just like Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel MessiKylian Mbappe wowed the world during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.There, he scored four goals and also became the first teenager to score in a World Cup final since Brazil’s Pele did it in 1958.And for his fellow countrymen Antoine Griezmann, Mbappe has all he needs to become one of the best attackers in the world.“As he will be less glued to the line and more in position to score, with the experience he has, he can score 50 goals per season,” Griezmann said as quoted by Sport 360.Revealed: Florentino Perez’s plan to sign Kylian Mbappe Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 12, 2019 According to a report from ‘El Chiringuito’, Florentino Perez revealed his plans to sign Kylian Mbappe from PSG next season.We all knew this was…Mbappe started his professional career with Monaco B, where he scored 4 goals in 12 matches.He then moved to the senior squad, scoring 16 goals in 41 occasions.But his numbers have risen, he was loaned to Paris Saint-Germain on 2017 and scored in 13 occasions in 27 appearances.And after being transferred to PSG in 2018, he has scored four goals in just three games.last_img read more


TCI and Caribbean on alert Irma now Category 3 Hurricane


first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp TCI: Hard-working DDME lauded as Hurricane Preparedness Month officially opened TCI: More active Hurricane Season predicted and DDME gives thorough update on its readiness Related Items:#Irma, #magneticmedianews, DDME Turks and Caicos is first to add Disaster Management to the Tourism portfolio Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, August 31, 2017 – Providenciales – The nation is put on alert now that Tropical Storm Irma has rapidly become a hurricane, a Category three hurricane which is barreling towards the islands of the Caribbean and while her trajectory over the next week includes many islands… experts are advising all to be prepared.Based on a National Hurricane Center model, the storm will strike the Lesser Antilles by Monday but it is what #Irma does after that which becomes most import for the Turks and Caicos Islands.   We have learned that the #DDME this morning held a contingency meeting to discuss preparation and readiness in the advent of this major hurricane making a hit on these islands.Category three Hurricane Irma has maximum sustained winds near 115 mph with higher gusts.    Fluctuations in strength, both up and down, are possible, but Irma is expected to remain a powerful hurricane for several days and at this time there are no watches or warnings for any land masses right now.Hurricane Irma is moving WNW at 12mph.  Add to this a new tropical wave today rolled off the African coast, it is with a low chance for development in the next five days.#MagneticMediaNewslast_img read more


NOW HIRING 10 New Job Openings In Wilmington


first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Full-Time Sales Associate at Verizon WirelessFull-Time Safety Manager at Crystal WarehouseFull-Time Customer Service & Inside Sales Representative at Scully Signal CompanyPart-Time Summer Help Warehouse Associate at NAPA Auto PartsFull-Time Skilled Laborer at Cam’s Demolition & DisposalFull-Time/Part-Time Crew Members & Shift Leaders at Dunkin’ DonutsFull-Time Cook For Senior Dining at Glendale Senior DiningFull-Time Delivery Drivers at FedExFull-Time Electro-Mechanical Maintenance Technician at Basuch HealthFull-Time Supervisor of Quality & Documentation Control at Spectra Medical Devices(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of May 26, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”last_img read more


Researchers uncover reason why mole rats are oblivious to acid pain


first_imgNaked Molerat Heterocephalus glaber eating. Image: Wikipedia. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further Perhaps even more interesting is the fact that because they live so close together underground, carbon dioxide builds up in their den to levels that would kill most other mammals, and because oxygen levels are low too, an environment exists that would prove painful for most animals due to acid buildup in tissues. Mole rats are impervious to pain from acid though, a fact that has intrigued scientists for years. Most assumed they simply had different types of nociceptors than other mammals. But that’s not the case, as Gary Lewin and his colleagues from the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in Berlin write in their paper published in Science. Instead, it appears the mole rats have a species specific variant of a certain sodium channel.In order to feel things such as acid burn, animals have sensory neurons in their tissues, the tips of which have channels called nociceptors which control the flow of sensory information to the neuron, which is responsible for sending electrical signals to the brain. Channels can let things through, or slam shut blocking things off depending on the cause of the stimulation. In the case of acid, nociceptors for most mammals are stimulated and partially close, but let enough of the sensory information pass through to allow the brain to feel the pain acidic substances create. Oddly enough, the team found that to be the case with mole rats too, which meant they had to look elsewhere. In this case that meant looking at another type of sodium channel, called NaV1.7, which they found became blocked when exposed to acid.This new discovery by the team means they have discovered that an animal doesn’t have to have a unique type of nociceptor in order to be free from acid pain, all that’s necessary is a change in the NaV1.7 channel that directs the flow of information passed on to neuron below. This is quite a find because it could lead to ways to alleviate certain kinds of pain that people experience, such as inflammation from arthritis. Journal information: Science More information: The Molecular Basis of Acid Insensitivity in the African Naked Mole-Rat, Science, 16 December 2011: Vol. 334 no. 6062 pp. 1557-1560. DOI: 10.1126/science.1213760ABSTRACTAcid evokes pain by exciting nociceptors; the acid sensors are proton-gated ion channels that depolarize neurons. The naked mole-rat (Heterocephalus glaber) is exceptional in its acid insensitivity, but acid sensors (acid-sensing ion channels and the transient receptor potential vanilloid-1 ion channel) in naked mole-rat nociceptors are similar to those in other vertebrates. Acid inhibition of voltage-gated sodium currents is more profound in naked mole-rat nociceptors than in mouse nociceptors, however, which effectively prevents acid-induced action potential initiation. We describe a species-specific variant of the nociceptor sodium channel NaV1.7, which is potently blocked by protons and can account for acid insensitivity in this species. Thus, evolutionary pressure has selected for an NaV1.7 gene variant that tips the balance from proton-induced excitation to inhibition of action potential initiation to abolish acid nociception.center_img Study: Why cold is such a pain © 2011 PhysOrg.com (PhysOrg.com) — Mole rats aren’t the prettiest things; living underground as they do, they more resemble Gollum from the Lord of the Rings trilogy than other rats or mice. But they’re interesting to scientists nonetheless because they have some interesting traits. They live for twenty years for example, and none of them ever get cancer. Citation: Researchers uncover reason why mole rats are oblivious to acid pain (2011, December 16) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-12-uncover-mole-rats-oblivious-acid.htmllast_img read more


VIDEO Lance Stephenson expects his first home game back with the Pacers


first_imgLance Stephenson just signed with the Pacers after bouncing around the league for the last several years. He had his best years as a pro with Indiana, including playing a key role in two playoff runs to the Eastern Conference Finals in 2013 and 2014.Even though Stephenson is a certified bench player at this point in his career,”Born Ready”‘s confidence isn’t the least bit shook.In a recent interview, when asked what he expected the atmosphere to be like when he took the floor for the Pacers again, Stephenson said he thought it would be, “like Michael Jordan coming back to play in the NBA or something like that.”Yeah, something like that Lance. Advertisement Here’s the delusional video:I asked Lance what he thinks Tuesday will be like…. His answer might be the most Lanciest thing ever: pic.twitter.com/DplfhkdXgv— Michael Grady (@Grady) April 1, 2017last_img read more


CMS Battle for Beginners WordPress vs Joomla vs Drupal Infographic


first_imgApril 7, 2017 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Prior to the 1990s, networking required business owners to put on their business attire, shove on dress shoes, drive to a pre-determined location at a pre-determined time, walk into a room full of people who didn’t know each other, go through introductions, explain their business, hand out business cards and hope people remembered to call later.  Building relationships required handshakes, eye contact and, at minimum, picking up the phone and having a conversation.  While a strong argument can be made that these steps still must be taken in order to build strong relationships with other business owners, a new form of networking has catapulted its way to the top.Shoving face-to-face interactions and business cards out of the way, websites have taken center stage and become the way for small business owners to gain exposure, explain their business and make sure that products and services are memorable. No longer are there pre-determined locations at pre-determined times. Google has helped take the work out of networking by connecting potential customers to potential business owners twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.Related: How Do I Launch a Membership-Based Website?In the twenty-first century, there is no way a business owner can sustain a profitable business without having some way to advertise and communicate to their customer base through the internet. This means that there are a lot of small business owners who find themselves in a tough situation: They have to create a good without any experience with web design or five figures (or more) to invest in a website.Yet, for many businesses, their website is the face of the company. First impressions are created and potential customers and clients make decisions in a matter of seconds when scanning a website. For small business owners who must move forward with building their own websites, there are a few key elements they must consider.Related: 5 Things That Belong on the Front Page of Your WebsiteWhat’s the Purpose?Define the main purpose of the website being built. Is the goal to build an email list? Focus on products? Share more information about the company?  No matter what purpose the website serves, it must be clear to the website visitor in just a matter of seconds. Tony Haile, author of Time’s “What You Think You Know About the Web Is Wrong,” shares his surprising statistic that 55 percent of website visitors spend fewer than 15 seconds actively on a page.  Therefore, with just a few seconds to catch a visitor’s attention, the purpose of the website must be clear.Web Address and Web HostingThe most memorable domains, or web addresses, are the most simplistic ones.  For instance, Nike.com is simpler than NikeShoes.com or NikeAthleticShoes.com. Small business owners tend to overthink their domain names rather than just focusing on something that is easy to remember for their clients and potential customers.Websites must be hosted and stored on a server. Small business owners are fortunate enough to have easy access to web host providers. According to Freeservers.com, “There are literally thousands of web hosting services available today, ranging from free services with limited options to expensive, specialized business web hosting services. Which option you choose depends primarily on how you plan to use your website and how much you want to spend.”Cheap doesn’t mean better, and taking the time to compare signup versus renewal pricing will pay off in the long run. In their article, “Low-Cost Hosting Guide: Find Cheap Web Host That Doesn’t Suck,” Web Hosting Secrets Revealed points out that “Some budget hosting companies now allow customers to lock in at low renewal price upon signup.”Related: The Difference Between Websites and AppsContent ManagementThe last website decision is which content management system to use. Often times the most user-friendly systems are also the most limiting. On the other end of the spectrum the most versatile systems require a larger learning curve.Joomla, WordPress, and Droopal make up 58.4 percent of the market share of content management systems. Make A Website Hub created an in-depth info graphic to show the pros and cons of each.CMS Comparison – WordPress vs Joomla vs DrupalWebsites are no longer optional for the small business owner. Customers and clients expect to be able to find companies on the web. Although in-depth sites can require a large investment from the budget, most small business owners are able to create a more affordable solution with a website that starts small and is able to grow with the company. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 4 min read Register Now » Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.last_img read more


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first_img News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 26, 2019 Intelligent Ultrasound Group Collaborating With the National Imaging Academy Wales Artificial intelligence (AI)-based ultrasound software and simulation company Intelligent Ultrasound Group plc (AIM:… read more December 4, 2012 — To expand imaging capabilities and improve department productivity, Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. showcased new and future innovations for the AplioTM 500 and Aplio 300 ultrasound systems at this year’s Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting in Chicago, Nov. 25 – 30, 2012.Several innovations that will help to improve workflow and image quality include:UltraExtend FX Workstation: Recently FDA-cleared, UltraExtend FX is an offline workstation for advanced radiology applications, including Aplio 500’s Fly Thru. With the workstation, clinicians have full access to a host of clinical tools to review, analyze, report and archive data quickly and easily.Luminance (works-in-progress): A 4-D rendering and lighting technique producing stellar fetal images, Luminance can be used to examine the fetal face and other anatomical structures by applying color and illumination to enhance features.New transducers (works-in-progress):PVT-781VT (3–11 MHz): A high-resolution, endocavitary transducer designed for producing superb endovaginal and prostate imaging. This transducer supports 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 09, 2019 360 Degree View of a Mitral Valve Ultrasound Exam on a Vivid E95 System A view of a mitral valve on a GE Healthcare Vivid E95 … read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more 3D Auto RV application image courtesy of Philips Healthcare read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 05, 2019 Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an ambulatory… read more 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 11, 2019 360 Degree View of a Smartphone Performing a Cardiac Ultrasound Exam This 360 degree photo shows a basic, point-of-care cardiac echocardiogram being performed using a smartphone turned i read more 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 08, 2019 360 Degree View of an Echocardiography Exam on the SC2000 System This is a 360 degree view of a live cardiac echo demonstration for the Siemens Healthineers Acuson SC2000… read more News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). For more information: www.medical.toshiba.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 31, 2019 Studies Confirm Clinical Value of ShearWave Elastography for Liver Fibrosis Evaluation SuperSonic Imagine announced the publication of the results of its prospective multicentric clinical study conducted in… read more The ScanTrainer transvaginal simulator is one example of Intelligent Ultrasound’s simulation technologies. Related Content News | December 04, 2012 New Innovations for Toshiba Ultrasound Improve Image Quality, Workflow UltraExtend FX, Luminance, new transducers and workflow enhancements for Aplio 500 and Aplio 300 showcased at RSNA 2012 Technology | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Philips Extends Advanced Automation on Epiq CVx Cardiovascular Ultrasound Platform Philips recently announced new advanced automation capabilities on its Epiq CVx and Epiq CVxi cardiac ultrasound… read morelast_img read more


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first_img News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more read more News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more Related Content Image courtesy of Imago Systems Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more 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 | June 01, 2015 ECRI Institute Says 3-D Mammography May Provide Deeper, More Detailed Scans Emerging technology brief details benefits, adoption and coverage of digital breast tomosynthesis News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently expanded its breast imaging solutions with the launch of its… read more Technology | Artificial Intelligence | July 18, 2019 Paragon Biosciences Launches Qlarity Imaging to Advance FDA-cleared AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis System Paragon Biosciences LLC announced the launch of its seventh portfolio company, Qlarity Imaging LLC, which was founded… read more News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire. IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. June 1, 2015 — ECRI Institute’s health technology assessment service released an emerging technology brief concerning digital breast tomosynthesis (3-D mammography). The information is based on ECRI’s technology forecast report, “Digital Breast Tomosynthesis for Screening and Diagnosis of Breast Cancer.”Digital breast tomosynthesis is a 3-D breast imaging technique based on full-field digital mammography (FFDM) technology. Unlike conventional mammography units, a tomosynthesis system’s X-ray tube sweeps in an arc around the breast to acquire between 50 and 100 two-dimensional (2-D) projections from slightly different angles in about 10 to 20 seconds. The resulting 2-D images are digitally manipulated to create tomograms (i.e., slices) in any plane, thus allowing for 3-D reconstruction that reveals depth. The slices can be displayed individually or in a dynamic “movie” mode.Providing a 3-D reconstruction of the breast eliminates the problem of overlying tissue that might be mistaken for lesions or that might obscure small cancers, according to technology developers. Developers contend that the 3-D images offered by digital breast tomosynthesis might overcome the shortcomings of digital mammography, which produces 2-D images that can mask some small lesions or mistakenly identify dense breast tissue as tumors, potentially missing some cancers or increasing false positives. Some studies suggest that digital breast tomosynthesis may reduce recall rates and increase the number of breast cancers detected compared with digital mammography alone.Initial diffusion appears to be slow, but its uptake is increasing, with three manufacturers having systems on the market as of April 2015. In recent years, most providers have invested heavily in upgrading to digital mammography, with digital systems representing more than 95 percent of all U.S. mammography units in service as of early 2015.The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) now covers for digital breast tomosynthesis, but several private third-party payers consider the technology investigational and deny coverage. Others consider the technology integral to digital mammography and thus, not separately reimbursable. Without additional reimbursement to recoup acquisition costs, some providers are unlikely to upgrade to digital breast tomosynthesis until they replace their existing digital mammography units.Some providers appear to be investing in the technology to gain a marketing advantage in competitive markets for women’s health services. Manufacturers are also supporting provider marketing efforts with direct-to-consumer campaigns positioning it as being clinically superior to standard digital mammography.The ECRI Institute is an independent nonprofit organization that conducts research into the most effective approaches for improving patient care.For more information: www.ecri.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more last_img read more


New Malaysia Air CEO vows turnaround for battered airline


first_img Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility The CEO’s memo was shown to reporters on Friday by the National Union of Flight Attendants Malaysia, which protested the termination exercise by mail as “obnoxious and arrogant.”It said its 3,500 members were now stressed and worried. The union has written to Prime Minister Najib Razak, asking him to intervene and urging the airline to offer short and medium-term layoffs as well as salary cuts before a final termination exercise is carried out.Mueller comes to the Malaysian job from a stint reviving Ireland’s Aer Lingus. He’ll be the first foreigner to head the Malaysian state-owned company. Analysts say he’s an industry veteran “battle-hardened” from his work carrying out corporate restructurings at other state-owned airlines, including failed Belgian carrier Sabena.He was dubbed “The Terminator” in Ireland because his German accent made for easy comparisons to Arnold Schwarzenegger in assassin robot mode as he outlined his plans to remorselessly fix Aer Lingus.Mueller said in the memo that the airline’s new business plan will focus on cutting overall costs, which are up to 20 percent higher than its competitors, and withdrawing from markets where it cannot be competitive. Top Stories “Sometimes you have to retreat and regroup before growing again. And that is the ultimate target. We want to grow again in the last phase of restructuring,” he said.Mueller said he envisioned a new airline that is “safe, on-time and friendly” that will be the new pride of Malaysia. He said endurance and faith are needed for the turnaround program that will take three to five years.“It is my duty to tell you today that the medicine is bitter and that the fitness program which is required to bring us back into shape will cause a lot of sweat and sometimes tears. But it will be rewarding in the end.”Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The new CEO of Malaysia Airlines said its financial situation is more challenging than anticipated and it will shrink in size as it tries to overcome a tarnished image with the travel industry and the public.Malaysia Airlines was battered last year by double jet disasters. Its government owner has brought in a new CEO, former Aer Lingus chief Christoph Mueller, to oversee a 6 billion ringgit ($1.7 billion) turnaround.center_img 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breaches New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies In a memo dated Tuesday, Mueller thanked Malaysia Airlines staff for a warm welcome since he started work at the airline on May 1 but also noted parts of the organization seemed “depressed” and customers say service is deteriorating.Malaysia Airlines, Mueller said, is “suffering badly from a heavily damaged brand reputation” in key markets with many people avoiding the carrier because “they are frightened.”The carrier is moving ahead with a previously announced overhaul that will involve cutting its staff by 6,000 or about 30 percent.“Since the new airline will be smaller in size, we simply have not enough work for all of you,” Mueller said.The airline had a good safety and service record before last year’s disasters but the tragedies, and the airline’s handling of the first one in particular, hurt its brand. A Malaysia Airlines jet with 239 people on board went missing March 8 last year while en route to Beijing and no trace of it has been found. In July, a Malaysia Airlines jet was shot down over Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board.Mueller said the airline will soon mail out termination letters and new job offer letters to those who will remain in the airline. That approach is being taken because staff requested privacy in the handling of employment matters, he said. Sponsored Stories How men can have a healthy 2019 Comments   Share   last_img read more


Resurgence in Refinances Lifts Application Volume


first_imgResurgence in Refinances Lifts Application Volume Share The “”Mortgage Bankers Association””:http://mba.org/default.htm (MBA) reported on Wednesday an increase in mortgage application volume to start October.[IMAGE]According to data in MBA’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey, loan application volume increased 1.3 percent [COLUMN_BREAK](seasonally adjusted) for the week ending October 4. On an unadjusted basis, applications rose about 1 percent.After tumbling for most of the summer, MBA’s Refinance Index increased 3 percent week-over-week, rising to its highest level in almost two months. The refinance share of total mortgage activity was 64 percent, up from 63 percent.While refinances picked up, the Purchase Index slipped, falling 1 percent (both adjusted and unadjusted) from the week prior. Compared to last year, the Purchase Index was down 6 percent–the second straight week of yearly declines.At the same time, mortgage interest rates fell with the start of the still ongoing government shutdown. The average contract interest rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was 4.42 percent compared to 4.49 percent a week earlier. Points increased to 0.44 from 0.34 (including the origination fee). Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Investors Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Applications Mortgage Bankers Association Purchase Loans Refinance Service Providers 2013-10-09 Tory Barringercenter_img in Origination October 9, 2013 444 Views last_img read more


Cypriot tycoon arrested on drugs charges in the Caribbean


first_imgCypriot businessman Alkis David has been arrested in the Caribbean island of St Kitts in connection with possession of $1.3m worth of cannabis.David, 50, heir to the Coca-Cola fortune, was arrested after customs officials found approximately 5,000 cannabis plants in addition to seeds and other cannabis products.He was charged with intent to supply, possession of drugs and importation of a controlled drug into the federation.David has denied the drug accusations, claiming his plants are a different variety of cannabis, do not contain THC- the active ingredient in marijuana-and is not illegal in St Kitts.“We’re going to go into the granular details of what cannabis genus it is,” he said. “We didn’t even bring in cannabis, we brought in a cousin of cannabis that has been genetically modified.”David’s family business is the Leventis-David group, which owns the Coca-Cola Hellenic bottling plants.It is believed that were carrying hemp clone plants, hemp seeds and Swissx CBD oil products as part of their new venture.  You May LikeCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityEarthquake coverage that comes with optionsCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Our View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoA grotesque choice of prime minister for Britain?UndoTales from the Coffeeshop: Lies, lies and holy revelationsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more