There was some concern initially after the Galaxy S4 reveal that the enduring Android modder community would have difficulty developing for the Galaxy S4 as a single device. Those concerns have now been realized as only one variant of the phone receives root access ahead of the official launch.Like the previous version of Samsung’s flagship phone, in order to reach as many carriers on such a wide variety of networks, Samsung compromised a bit on the hardware inside the Galaxy S4. Depending on what network you are on, and in what part of the world you are in, your version of this phone will have one of two very different processors onboard. The first is Samsung’s own Exynos Octa processor, which is made to choose between a pair of quad core architectures depending on what the task at hand is.The other is the much more common Snapdragon 600 processor, which is the next generation quad core processor build that has all but dominated the mobile landscape in the last year. These chipsets include very different code to drive them, and so there will essentially be two different versions of the Galaxy S4 software to go with these hardware variants. As of right now, only one of them has been modified to allow instructions sent from the SuperUser.If your carrier is going to be packing the Exynos variant of the Galaxy S4, root access has been achieved for your phone. The leaked build from last week gave some of the clever people over at XDA all they needed to start putting together flashable builds that no one can really test yet because the phone isn’t out. As long as everyone is “pretty sure” this will work, someone will test it once the phone is available. Since the Snapdragon build of the phone wasn’t leaked, it will just take a little while longer for the same result.That, essentially, is the only difference between the two phones when it comes to modding. Whichever variant the button pushers have access to is the one that will see the most support. Given the popularity of the phone already, it seems likely that both models will get a significant amount of support from the Android community. The Snapdragon processors have seen quite a bit of development in the last year, and there’s no reason to assume it will stop anytime soon.
Short URL By Rónán Duffy Tuesday 5 Mar 2019, 6:07 AM Image: Shutterstock Image: Shutterstock https://jrnl.ie/4523402 THE MINISTER FOR Finance has said the Central Bank may be forced to take action if there is no improvement in diversity in the senior posts at Irish banks.Speaking in the Dáil, Paschal Donohoe said this diversity extends beyond gender to include diversity in “personality types, educational background, ethnicity, and diversity of thought”.The minister added that improving diversity in financial institutions can: “mitigate the risk of groupthink, improve decision-making, increase the effectiveness of internal challenge and enhance firm culture.”In responding to a question by Tommy Broughan TD, Donohoe referenced a 2018 report which pointed to a severe gender imbalance in the financial services sector.The Central Bank’s diversity and inclusion assessment looked at applicants and appointments to financial institutions that require its approvalThe report found that 80% of the senior appointments between 2012 and 2017 were men.In the most senior roles the gap was even more stark, with women comprising just 12% of applicants to the boards of Irish financial institutions.The report noted that there have been some improvements in recent years, with the percentage of senior appointments in 2017 increasing to 29%.In the assessment, the authors noted a lack of diversity can lead to “the risk of over-confidence in decision-making” and a “reluctance to change”.In his Dáil reply, Donohoe noted that senior officials in the Central Bank have continually addressed the topic directly with bank officials “through a comprehensive series of speaking engagements” but may have to do more.“However, in the absence of improvements in diversity at senior levels in regulated firms, the (Central) Bank will consider whether it is necessary to introduce further requirements,” he said. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 13,599 Views Share2 Tweet Email3 30 Comments Paschal Donohoe says the Central Bank may take action if diversity at banks doesn’t improve A Central Bank report found that 80% of senior appointments in recent years were men. Mar 5th 2019, 6:08 AM
Une nébuleuse en forme de lamantin découverte à 18 000 années-lumièreSituée à 18 000 année-lumière, la nébuleuse issue de la supernova W50 a une forme de lamantin selon les dernières observations. La présence d’un trou noir provoque la formation d’un nuage de gaz duquel des jets de particules chargées sont violemment expulsés à travers l’espace. L’ensemble se trouve dans la constellation de l’Aigle.Après tout, pourquoi les animaux les plus exotiques n’auraient-ils pas eux aussi le droit de donner leur nom à des étoiles ou des constellations ? Il existe donc à présent une nébuleuse du lamantin, nommée en hommage au placide sirénien des eaux de Floride. La ressemblance a pu être établie grâce aux dernières observations du télescope Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array, situé au Nouveau-Mexique, effectuées sur la supernova W50, vieille de 20 000 ans. Ses vestiges s’étendent sur 700 années-lumière et sont parmi les plus vastes connus.A 18 000 années-lumière de nous, nichées dans la constellation de l’Aigle, les restes de W50 comprennent très probablement un trou noir qui dévore les gaz d’une étoile voisine. Ce processus entraine la formation d’un disque gazeux, la nébuleuse, qui provoque l’apparition d’un champ magnétique extrêmement puissant. Celui-ci expulse les particules électriquement chargées présentes autour de W50, ce qui forme d’imposants jets de particules propulsées presque à la vitesse de la lumière. Le duo formé par un trou noir et une étoile qui le nourrit s’appelle un microquasar, celui-ci a été nommé sobrement SS433.Le 20 janvier 2013 à 14:11 • Maxime Lambert
Hands-On: ‘Stranded Sails’ Is a Relaxing Farm Sim AdventureValve Steam Link App Brings Your PC Games to Mobile Stay on target It was only a matter of time before this happened. During their Gamescom press conference, Nvidia announced Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition. This PC port will include a wide range of graphical features not possible on consoles.Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition will feature enhanced shadows, ambient occlusion, higher textures, enhanced foliage, and more detailed monsters. Other features include realistic smoke and fire effects via Nvidia Flow, a first-person perspective, and the ability to screenshot 360-degree high-res images. A feature called ShadowPlay Highlights will allow players to record and edit gameplay which they can then upload to YouTube. You can see some of these enhancements in the video below.“With the help of NVIDIA, we are creating a stunning visual experience in Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition, one worthy of this beloved franchise,” said Final Fantasy XV director, Hajime Tabata. “Nvidia pushes the pace of innovation in our industry, and that benefits gamers and developers alike.”Final Fantasy XV was built using Square-Enix’s Luminous Engine. This engine was designed for use across multiple platforms, and not just consoles. Square-Enix has released a number of Final Fantasy games to PC over the past few years. An example of that is the Final Fantasy XIII series. Given Square-Enix’s recent push to have more Final Fantasy games on PC, a port of FFXV was inevitable.We don’t have word on when Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition will hit PC other than “2018.” Expect all of the game’s DLC and free updates to be included when it launches. Hopefully, it will run as intended on day one. Also, keep in mind that — despite the name — FFXV will also be available to purchase from Steam. That’s great since the Windows store… kind of sucks.We’ll keep you guys updated with any new details as they emerge.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.
Business intelligence organisation Euromonitor International held a health and wellbeing week across 10 of its global operating locations for its 1,264 employees.The health and wellness week took place between 11 and 16 September for staff in Bangalore, Cape Town, Dubai, London, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo and Vilnius, while the organisation’s Chicago office is hosting its health and wellbeing week between 18 and 22 September 2017.The health and wellbeing event was designed to promote country-specific initiatives to help staff improve their overall health and wellbeing, featuring activities based around keeping fit, healthy eating, mental health, and work-life balance.It was also used to promote the health and wellbeing-related benefits Euromonitor International offers to its employees, including subsidised gym membership, free fruit, and on-site classes and social activities. It was also intended to help the organisation achieve its targets against the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, part of the organisation’s commitment as a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact.During the week, Euromonitor’s employees could participate in a range of activities. Staff in Sydney (pictured} could take part in lunchtime yoga and meditation sessions, while employees in Dubai and Vilnius were able to participate in laughter therapy and laughter yoga classes. In Vilnius, staff could also partake in a charity table football match, in Bangalore employees could participate in mindfulness activities, in Cape Town and Singapore massage and pamper sessions were on offer and in Bangalore, Chicago and Tokyo employees were provided with healthy lunches. In Chicago, staff can also take part in walking challenges.In London, Euromonitor International partnered with related charities on initiatives for staff, for example, mental health charity Sane held a workshop on stress and mental health, while sport employment charity Sport 4 Life UK ran a smoothie and bike event. Ten London employees also completed an obstacle course race to raise £1,000 for brain injury charity Headway.Lisa Atamian, corporate social responsibility (CSR) manager at Euromonitor International, said: “At Euromonitor, we recognise the benefits of a healthy work-life balance and we want our CSR programme to make a real difference. A health and wellness week is necessary for the workforce, because we want to empower our employees with opportunities to improve mind, spirit and body. The aim is to make a real difference to what charitable organisations can achieve, and be able to change people’s lives for the better.”
Bartellaunched the magazine in 2002 as a sort of literary answer to Minnesota’salt-weeklies. It had a controlledcirculation of 60,000 in the Twin Cities metro area.The Rake joins a growing list of small, well-regarded, ad-dependentmagazines to fold. Earlier this week, FOLIO: reportedthat country music magazine No Depression will fold after its May-June issue.The magazine’s founders attributed the demise to declining advertisingrevenues, which were down 30 to 40 percent, they said. Loss of advertising dollars has claimed another victim. Theowners of Minneapolis-based monthly magazine the Rake announced Monday that theMarch issue would be its last. In a meeting with staffers, publisher Tom Bartel cited alack of advertising revenue and increasing costs of printing and production asthe reasons behind the decision. “There is nothing wrong with The Rakeother than the bottom line,” he wrote in apost on the magazine’s Web site.The Rake will continue to publish online with its “Secretsof the Day” e-mails, event calendar, searchable restaurant database and selectblogs. Bartel could not immediately be reached for comment.
AEL&P’s main offices, pictured here on March 24, 2018, are located in the Lemon Creek area in Juneau. (Photo by Jeremy Hsieh/KTOO)Ratepayers in Juneau can expect a rebate on their power bills. State regulators are now reviewing the proposed retroactive rate cut.Listen nowThe corporate tax rate — slashed by Congress — will save Alaska Electric Light & Power about $2.4 million in federal income taxes this year.Juneau’s current electricity rates were calculated using the old, higher tax rate, and state lawyers and ALE&P agree it should be adjusted.“Our electric rates are determined by the cost to provide power to our communities,” AEL&P spokeswoman Debbie Driscoll said. When costs rise, she explained, the power company applies to state regulators for permission to raise rates accordingly. “Likewise, if we have a significant decrease in our costs, then that gets passed through to customers.”Beginning Aug. 1, electricity rates will fall by 6.73 percent, following an agreement reached by AEL&P and the state’s Regulatory Affairs and Public Advocacy section of the state Department of Law.Regulators have until July 15 to approve the agreement.The cut will be retroactive, which means ratepayers should receive a rebate for power purchased between January and the end of July.The company says households using an average of 750 kilowatt hours per month can expect about $45 back in rebates.The last increase was in 2016 went rates went up nearly 4 percent.
Nirmal,July 8: Police on Monday seized 51 bikes, 3 auto rickshaws and liquor worth Rs.50,380 was detained for verification during a condon and search operation, about 100 police persons took part in the operation held a Alooru village under Sarangapur mandal in Nirmal district on Monday. Nirmal Superintendent of Police C.Shashidhar Raju said that they have detained54 vehicles without proper documents. During the cordon and search operations Shashidhar Raju interaced with locals and educated them about law he also that the cardon and search operation is being carried out for the purpose of controlling crime and the identification of the accused. Also Read – TSBB, NGC promotes eco-friendly Ganeshas Advertise With Us New blue colt and patrol cars teams have been launched for 24×7 reconnaissances within urban and rural areas. These teams are constantly patrolling for public safety and monitoring the movement of criminals. In the main circle of village, thee is a need to install CCTV camers, he urged them to wear helmerts regularly for their family and kids. He said every on shold cooperate in crime contr5ol and legal actions wold be taken against those who do not have proper documents. He remembered that we are responsible for protecting forest wealth. SP felicitated a villager for always wearing a helmet. Additional SP Dakshinamurthy, DSP Uppender Reddy, Inspector Jhon Diwakar, Srinivas Reddy,RI Venkati, Sub-Inspectorss and constables were present.
Abul Maal Abdul Muhith. File PhotoFinance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith said on Monday that he thinks Jatiya Party chairman Hussain Mohammad Ershad is more eligible a candidate than BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia in his electoral seat in Sylhet, news agency UNB reports.In my electoral seat Khaleda Zia or Ershad may participate in the next general election, I feel Ershad is more eligible a candidate than Khaleda because some development works were carried out in Sylhet during Ershads regime” the minister said while responding to a question to newsmen.The minister also said that he will take part in the upcoming general election if his party Awami League wants.Personally, I have no intention of taking part in the upcoming polls but if the party wants, I will participate. I may participate in the polls, if the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina so desires, he said.
MexicoLocal authorities have discovered the remains of 35 people in mass graves in violent Jalisco state, on Mexico’s central Pacific coast, officials said Saturday.Prosecutor Gerardo Octavio Solis said most of the bodies were located at a ranch in the town of Zapopan.Among the dead, “27 of the bodies had been tied up when killed. And we have two people identified at this time,” Solis told a news conference.The number of dead could still rise as the forensics team wraps up processing of the site, he warned.”We are digging more than three meters deep. We are also using heavy machinery, with engineers to do structural calculations as we don’t want to weaken some of the perimeter walls,” he added.Solis said the skulls of seven other people and other human remains were discovered on the premises of a house located in Guadalajara, Mexico’s second most populous city.Families with missing kin have rushed to authorities in Jalisco asking for details on the exhumations.More than 40,000 people have gone missing and are presumed dead since Mexico’s war on drugs was militarised with federal troops in late 2006.More than 250,000 people have been killed in violent crime in Mexico since then, according to government data. The data does not say how many cases were linked to organised crime.Last year in Jalisco state alone there were 2,418 homicides.From January to March this year there were 720 murders in the state, official data show.
On June 18, fewer than 100 days from now, the Maryland Department of Transportation’s Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) will implement Gov. Larry Hogan’s BaltimoreLink transit plan. The transformative rebuilding and rebranding of MTA’s transit system connects people to jobs and life’s opportunities by linking our bus and rail network with high-frequency, reliable service.In preparation for the launch of BaltimoreLink, MTA’s more than 3,300 dedicated employees have worked to ensure our customers see the benefits of this new initiative immediately.First, you may have noticed MTA’s distinctive 40-foot-long buses wrapped in the BaltimoreLink colors. For many years, MTA buses used different paint schemes, which confused our customers and didn’t tie the MTA to the identity of the Baltimore region. Now, MTA is wrapping its buses in the striking BaltimoreLink colors, which are based on the red, gold and black of the Maryland state flag. The new look for our buses establishes a strong link with the region we serve and helps longtime customers and people using our service for the first time know they’re about to board an MTA bus.In addition to the new look, MTA’s buses are getting a new, modern cleaning treatment. MTA recently awarded a contract for the application of EcoSeal, a substance that seals all the interior surfaces and seats of every bus with an anti-bacterial, anti-microbial agent that protects our passengers and our operators from germs and other hazards.BaltimoreLink is visible in more places, too. One of the most exciting new things we’re doing is replacing all 5,000 old MTA bus stop signs with redesigned signs that include more information and are easy to read and understand. The old blue, white and red signs consisted of a picture of a bus with a route number and included no information on the actual bus route or any connections. With our changes, you can see the dramatic difference. The new signs identify the route, route destination, frequency of the route and stop identification number with instructions on how to text this number to MTA for information on the next arriving bus.When these new two-sided signs are unveiled in June, our customers will have more information at their bus stops than ever before.And last, but certainly not least, you may have seen the dark red dedicated bus lanes installed downtown on Pratt and Lombard streets. Dedicated bus lanes are the first step in increasing bus travel speed through our system so the vehicles can stay on schedule and minimize sitting in traffic congestion. The key to making our bus lanes efficient is enforcement. So far this year, MTA police have issued more than 113 citations to vehicles that were driving or parked in the bus lanes. We will continue to focus on enforcement so our customers can get where they need to go on our faster, more reliable system. These are just some the exciting new features of the Hogan administration’s BaltimoreLink you can see right now as you travel throughout the surrounding region. Additional improvements are coming soon, including new transit signal priority equipment on key north-south routes such as Loch Raven Boulevard, York Road and Greenmount Avenue.Paul Comfort is the MTA administrator and CEO.
The Most Addictive Mobile Clicker GamesSimple Geek’s Guide to…Streaming Services Let’s face it, not all of us can be one of those jackasses who wait in line for every new iPhone (in fact here are some good reasons why you should be). In fact, most of us don’t want to be. Because of this many of us may not have as much room on our phones as we’d like to. I’m looking at you over there still using your iPhone 4. Whether you’re an Android user or an iPhone user we’ve all hit that place where we run out of space. Here’s how you make room for more:Use automatic cloud storageSign up and pay whatever the amount is per month and send all your data to the cloud! That way you can erase everything you don’t need at that moment. Just try and keep all those naughty pics on your phone. In fact, here are some tips regarding nekkid pic security.Delete unused appsFinal Fantasy VII is still amazing! But you beat it in 1997 on your Playstation and then in 2013 on your phone. You don’t need it anymore do you? Get rid of it as well as all the other crap you never use.Uninstall and Reinstall Big AppsHuge apps like Facebook store a ton of data locally and the cache things so that the app loads faster. Uninstall these giant apps and then reinstall them, so it gets rid of all that extra clutter.Delete old message threadsBelieve it or not, all those texts you sent about meeting up at ComicCon actually add up. Over time your thousands of texts can pile up and take up a lot of room. Just erase them. If you’re a digital hoarder, both iPhone and Android allow you to download your messages to your computer. Just google how.Get rid of music and videosUnless you’re trying to save your monthly data or are traveling without cell service, you can pretty much hear any song you want on Spotify and watch any video on YouTube. Erase all those songs and videos.Essential Apps:Another thing to think about is what apps are essential to getting the most out of your phone. If you don’t have enough space, it’s important to whittle your apps down to necessities. Here are some suggestions for apps that are important to me, but you don’t call me anymore, so I don’t know what you’re doing with your life:CamScanner: Lets you scan documents and turn them into pdfs. You know for business stuff.IFTTT: IFTT stands for “if this, then that” and gives you the ability to create shortcuts with your phone you never even thought of, like tracking your work hours in your calendar and automatically updating your Android’s wallpaper with photos from NASA.Google Stuff: Google Drive for work stuff, Google Translate for travel, Google Maps for not getting lost, and the Google search app since useful little tools.Slack: For those of you who never want to leave work.Evernote: This makes note taking and being organized so much easier.Weather Underground: For really accurate weather predictions.Spotify: Because without music, we are lostYour Social Media Apps: I don’t know about you, but I’m hopelessly addicted to social media and these apps are probably what I use the most. Speaking of which, I’m pretty funny on social media so you should follow me by clicking these links: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.Let us know your essential apps in the comments. Stay on target Stuart Schuffman, aka Broke-Ass Stuart, is a travel writer, TV host and poet. Follow him at BrokeAssStuart.com. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.
Disney Soundtracks Now Live in Special Spotify HubSpotify Simplifies Podcast, Music Navigation for Subscribers Stay on target Spotify’s experimental listening app Stations is now available in the US.Introduced in Australia earlier this year, the Pandora knock-off is free to download for iOS and Android.“With the world’s music at your fingertips, finding the right thing to play can feel like a challenge,” according to an app-store description. “Stations gets you to music instantly—no searching or typing needed.”AdChoices广告Like the long-running Internet radio service it apes, Spotify Stations relies on user feedback—in the form of a thumbs up or thumbs down—to create personalized playlists.Easily tune your stations by adding or removing artists.Since moving to the UK and losing access to my curated Pandora channels, I’ve learned to lean on Spotify’s pre-generated playlists and artist radio stations for effortless listening.But there is only so far “similar to Elton John” can take you.Spotify’s stand-alone radio app is now available in the US (via Spotify Stations)Open Stations for instantaneous tunes—occasionally disrupted by advertisements for free users; premium subscribers can enjoy an ad-free experience, while skipping an unlimited number of tracks, Billboard revealed.The platform, which requires a Spotify account, also incorporates popular features like Discover Weekly, Release Radar, and Favorites.“At Spotify, we routinely conduct a number of experiments to create better listening experiences for our users,” a company spokesperson told Geek in an email.“Some of those tests end up paving the way for our broader user experience and others serve only as an important [lesson],” the statement continued. “Spotify Stations is one of those tests.”Another experiment, reported this week by The Verge, involves the creation of podcast playlists (another Pandora dupe): Citing a source close to the company, the tech blog tipped curated episode suggestions around specific genres.Five playlists themed around comedy, true crime, “geek culture,” “walking (motivational),” and mindfulness are rolling out to a handful of users in North America, South America, the UK, and Spotify HQ Sweden.“It’s unclear how the curators are choosing the episodes,” The Verge said, wondering if they’re working from network deals or picking personal recommendations.“This test aims to make it easier for users to discover new podcasts while giving creators another mechanism to connect with new fans,” according to Spotify. “We have no further information to share at this time.”More on Geek.com:This Device Lets You Play Your Spotify Music Without a PhoneSpotify Is Testing a New Feature That Will Let You Block Music ArtistsBuild Spotify Playlists With Friends in MessengerEditor’s note: This article was updated at 7:05 a.m. ET with comment from Spotify.
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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 | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more 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 Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more October 27, 2017 — Carestream Health is demonstrating advanced imaging analytics software tools as part of its Clinical Collaboration Platform at the Machine Learning Showcase being held in conjunction with the 2017 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) tradeshow, Nov. 26-Dec. 1 in Chicago.“There is a new emphasis on proactive detection and treatment that can enhance patient outcomes,” said Thierry Verstraete, Carestream’s worldwide product line manager for healthcare IT (information technology) clinical solutions & analytics. “Imaging analytics software runs in the background and notifies radiologists when it detects potential abnormalities in current imaging studies. This leads to more accurate detection while maintaining an efficient reading workflow.”Verstraete will give a presentation entitled, “Creating Value in Enterprise Imaging Platforms with Analytics & AI,” on Wednesday, Nov. 29, at 1:30 p.m. in the Machine Learning Showcase Theater. Carestream’s Clinical Collaboration Platform incorporates imaging analytics from a third-party provider to help detect potential abnormalities on current imaging exams in addition to conducting retrospective analyses of previous imaging studies. This allows imaging studies to be screened for conditions that may be asymptomatic, such as osteoporosis, emphysema, coronary artery calcifications and abnormal fat deposition in the liver.Carestream software tools and natural language processing allow radiologists to quickly prepare interactive multimedia radiology reports — which present vital clinical information to the medical care team — and extract structured information for the medical record to help enhance population health.For more information: www.carestream.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more News | Artificial Intelligence | October 27, 2017 Carestream Discussing Artificial Intelligence at RSNA Machine Learning Showcase Advanced analytics algorithms in Carestream’s Clinical Collaboration Platform can identify potential abnormalities Related Content The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more 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 Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more
Drums beat, a cluster of rowdy fans dances nonstop, and the concrete stands shake. The World Cup may be over, but Costa Rica’s passion for soccer never is. The veritable mosh pit in the south stands at Estadio Ricardo Saprissa Aymá is always there.If you’re a diehard supporter, a casual fan, or a soccer novice looking to catch a match in Costa Rica, it’s an enjoyable weekend activity that won’t break the bank. Even if you stay far away from the mosh pits, it’s hard not to get caught up in the excitement, and we’re here to help you navigate the gameday experience. The 2018 Apertura tournament, which began in late July and concludes in December, will crown the champion of men’s first-division club soccer in Costa Rica. Not that the ultimate result is too much in question. Three teams—Deportivo Saprissa, Liga Deportiva Alajuelense, and Club Sport Herediano—have won a gluttony of the titles, 89 combined since the Costa Rican Soccer Federation was founded in 1921. Not that the lack of parity detracts from the fun. A soccer game lasts just 90 minutes, but the festivities begin well before kickoff as the streets surrounding the stadium are shut down by a bevy of horn-blaring fans. If you don’t own a team jersey, or want a plastic horn of your own, the street vendors on nearly every corner will make sure you’re well-equipped before reaching the entry gates. Alejandro Zúñiga / The Tico TimesA quick word of warning: UNAFUT, the governing body for first-division soccer in Costa Rica, maintains a long list of items prohibited at games. These include large banners and umbrellas—which can block the view for those sitting nearby—but also smaller objects like coins and water bottles, which disgruntled fans have thrown at players before.Once you pass a thorough security check, you’ll find a typical stadium atmosphere with a Costa Rican twist. Shops sell official merchandise, food carts offer traditional stadium fare, and vendors walk through the stands with reasonably priced bags of local snacks, like salted mango. Just don’t expect to enjoy a beer while you enjoy the game — the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages remain prohibited. But the party continues in the stadium regardless. Whether or not you’ve mastered Spanish, you’ll quickly learn when to cheer, and—almost more importantly—when to jeer the opposing team. You’ll likely receive a crash-course in Spanish swear words, too. A list of every game is available here. For each match, the home team is listed first.While each club calls a different stadium home, two, in particular, stand out. Saprissa plays its games at Estadio Ricardo Saprissa Aymá. Located in San Juan de Tibás, the stadium is the largest for a Costa Rican club team and is well-known for the intimidating atmosphere it can present to opponents. L.D. Alajuelense hosts matches at Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto in the Ellano neighborhood of Alajuela. Affectionately called the Cathedral of Costa Rican Soccer, the stadium owes its name to a Tico player who became known as “The Magician of the Ball” when he played internationally in the 1930s. Tickets to a game at either stadium can be purchased online with seats starting at 3,000 colones. Saprissa partners with Eticket, while L.D. Alajuelense distributes ticketsthrough Publitickets. Both have options to print tickets at home or to download them to your phone for no additional charge. Clubs have implemented heightened security to deter hooliganism, as soccer fanaticism has spilled over into violence before, particularly during Saprissa-Alajuela rivalry matches. But you can steer clear of the barras (and the mosh pits) at either stadium: At Estadio Ricardo Saprissa Aymá, the superfans occupy the southern bleachers, while at Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto, they populate the northern stands. Sit elsewhere, and enjoy the event in peace.Go for the food and the festivities, or go for the fútbol. Either way, you don’t need to wait until the next World Cup to immerse yourself in the beautiful game. Facebook Comments ‘The Classic’ turns violent: A horse-punching teenager and 69 others arrested at Sunday match between rivals La Liga and Saprissa Related posts:‘The Classic’ turns violent: A horse-punching teenager and 69 others arrested at Sunday match between rivals La Liga and Saprissa Mexico’s Tigres defeat Costa Rica’s Herediano to advance in Champions League Men’s sub-21 soccer team face Honduras in must-win match today, women sweep group stage Saprissa defeats Mexico’s Tigres UANL behind Venegas goal
Southern Laos wins PATA CEO ChallengeSouthern Laos wins PATA CEO ChallengeSouthern Laos has won the PATA CEO Challenge Top Destination 2016 award. The prestigious award, presented by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), recognises the region as a top emerging tourist destination displaying unique and diverse cultures and heritages.With a wealth of natural, cultural and historical attractions, Southern Laos is an ideal destination for tourists searching for an enchanting and stimulating place that offers something that can be found nowhere else. Whether enjoying the natural beauty of the maze of islands in Si Phan Don, leisurely floating down the Mekong River, trekking and zip-lining through dense jungle or exploring the UNESCO World Heritage temple complex of Vat Phou, Southern Laos delivers a tourist destination unlike any other. However, until very recently Southern Laos was relatively undiscovered by all but the most adventurous of tourists.Travel and hotel branding specialists QUO were hired to create a fresh destination brand that would reflect the region’s diversity, serenity, charm and relaxed approach to life. The result was the creation of a destination where tourists don’t just find a place but find life-changing new experiences.Source = PATA
TripAdvisor recognises the best restaurants in AustraliaNew “Everyday Dining” award category added this year, with Opera Bar in Sydney named as top Everyday Dining restaurant and Friends Restaurant in Perth as top Fine Dining restaurantTripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, today announced the winners of its Travellers’ Choice® awards for Restaurants.This year, the awards recognise 10 Australian restaurants overall across the first-ever Everyday Dining category, classified by restaurants that provide great meals for any occasion, as well as the Fine Dining category.Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews for restaurants around the world, gathered over a 12-month period.“It’s no secret that Australians love their food and this award celebrates the restaurants that consumers have rated as some of the best for their culinary experiences across the country,” said Janice Lee Fang, Communications Director for TripAdvisor in Asia Pacific. “Exceptional food, service and ambience are the hallmarks of our 2018 Travellers’ Choice restaurant winners and with the addition of a new ‘Everyday Dining’ award category, Australians can look forward to even wider list of great places to dine at for any occasion.”2018’s Best Australian RestaurantsTop 10 Restaurants for Everyday Dining1. Opera Bar – Sydney, New South WalesSituated right by the water’s edge, Opera Bar is famous for its panoramic views of the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge, CBD and beautiful harbour. With a menu curated by renowned Chef Matt Moran, diners can watch chefs shuck fresh oysters at the Raw Bar, indulge in locally sourced cheeses and meats sliced to order in the Meet & Cheese Room, or simply choose a meal from their All-Day Menu. “This venue is a must-do, and naturally the place everybody would want to be for corporate lunches, Friday night drinks and weekend catch-ups,” noted a TripAdvisor diner.2. Grill Steak Seafood Restaurant – Melbourne, VictoriaIncorporating the best of Italian, Australian and other international cuisines, Grill Steak Seafood offers one of the most diverse and exciting menus on the iconic Hardware Lane in Melbourne CBD. “The steak was melt-in-the-mouth sensational,” one TripAdvisor diner reviewed, and on the seafood platter, another commented, “it was amazing, especially the oysters.”3. Macchiato Wood Fire Pizza & Coffee Roastery – Sydney, New South WalesOffering a new take on the Italian staple, Macchiato serves delectable pizzas with slow-rise crusts, a variety of innovative gourmet toppings along with perennial favourites, well as fortifying and creamy coffee, top-quality wines and beers. “Highly recommend a trip to Macchiato. Looks and smells great… Tastes even better,” raved a TripAdvisor diner.4. The Meat & Wine Co Circular Quay – Sydney, New South WalesLocated in the lobby of the iconic InterContinental Sydney at Macquarie Street, The Meat & Wine Co is a contemporary steakhouse with an interior design incorporating subtle African influences of rustic wooden walls, arched windows and stone features. “These people are the steak experts. I have enjoyed good steak in many places, but this was of another level… the steaks were perfectly cooked, full of flavour and so tender,” a TripAdvisor diner praised.5. George’s Paragon Seafood Restaurant Brisbane – Brisbane, QueenslandSituated at the Eagle Street Pier along the Brisbane River, George’s Paragon is a Mediterranean-styled restaurant acclaimed for its Seafood Paragon platter for one, barramundi, baby octopus, and its half-price lunch and dinner (from 5:30pm to 6:30pm). “Great seafood that’s always in large quantities no matter what the order. There is a large variety to the menu, so vegetarians and meat lovers are also well catered for,” noted a TripAdvisor diner.6. Chin Chin – Melbourne, VictoriaMore than just food, Chin Chin’s mission is to democratise dining by creating a social hub for guests. In addition to its highly raved Kingfish Sashimi, Caramelised Sticky Pork and Massaman Curry of Coconut Braised Beef, the restaurant also serves up a curated playlist by one of Australia’s most respected DJs, and exhibits artworks by established and emerging artists. “Had an enjoyable dinner here, loads of flavours, vibe and friendly service,” commented a TripAdvisor diner.7. Prawn Star – Cairns, QueenslandLocated at the picturesque Cairns Marlin Marina, Prawn Star offers fresh, “no frills” seafood off the trawler, from prawns to mud crabs and even seafood towers. A TripAdvisor diner noted, “Wonderful ambience, feels like a lesser-known gem and a fantastic value for money. Best seafood I’ve had in ages in a great location.”8. The Pantry Manly – Manly, New South WalesEnjoy the beautiful views of Manly Beach at The Pantry Manly, a European Brasserie style eatery with a menu offering of fresh, local and seasonal produce covering all meals in a day. Ranging from succulent meat dishes to freshly caught seafood, tapas and sharing plates, it is no wonder a TripAdvisor diner wrote, “The food itself is scrumptious with fresh ingredients and expertly prepared. A wonderful place to dine and read the paper on a Sunday morning, with a view designed to pamper.”9. Alfresco Italian Restaurant – Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, QueenslandBoasting “amore” as its key ingredient, Alfresco Italian Restaurant is family-owned and serves up Italian classics. “The food has that home cooked feel and the Maître D keeps the place buzzing with positive, feel good vibes!” a TripAdvisor diner remarked. To top it off, the restaurant is also known for its excellent seafood on the Gold Coast.10. Blue Eye – Hobart, TasmaniaLocated on Hobart’s waterfront at the end of Salamanca Place, Blue Eye offers a great harbour view and specialises in fresh and tasty seafood, grilled and baked fish dishes, seafood platters, and fish and chips. “Amazing location, great seafood, great little set up in the restaurant. The menu offers quite a wide variety of dishes suitable for everyone,” a TripAdvisor diner reviewed.Top 10 Restaurants for Fine Dining1. Friends Restaurant – Perth, Western Australia2. Muse Restaurant – Pokolbin, Cessnock, New South Wales3. The Stunned Mullet – Port Macquarie, New South Wales4. fermentAsian – Tanunda, Barossa Valley, South Australia5. Circa 1876 Restaurant – Pokolbin, Cessnock, New South Wales6. Bacchus – Brisbane, Queensland7. Sails Beach Restaurant – Noosa, Sunshine Coast, Queensland8. Pee Wee’s at the Point – Darwin, Top End, Northern Territory9. Sono Japanese Restaurant – Brisbane, Queensland10. Locale – Noosa, Sunshine Coast, QueenslandTo view the full list of 2018 Travellers’ Choice award-winning restaurants, including the top restaurants in the world, visit: https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/TravellersChoice-Restaurants.Source = TripAdvisor
Comments Share Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals defensive tackle Darnell Dockett announced his retirement Monday, but was enlisted for a new team on Wednesday afternoon.ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler penned a list of 2016’s all-retirement team, a 22-man roster of the best players to retire this season. Dockett made the list as a DT to go with Green Bay’s B.J. Raji.Dockett, who retired as a Cardinal this week, would split time with Jason Hatcher, who also put in 10 years on the defensive line. These two combined for 75 sacks.The three-time Pro Bowler amassed 40.5 sacks, all with Arizona, over his 10-year career. He made 156 career starts, 459 tackles and recovered 14 fumbles. In 2009, he had three sacks in the Super Bowl. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories Arizona Cardinals defensive end Darnell Dockett (90) motivates the fans during the first half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Fowler gave Dockett the starting edge over Hatcher, who had 34.5 sacks and 251 tackles in 10 seasons with Dallas and Washington. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact
Police said on Thursday they completed an administrative probe into how an inmate at Nicosia’s central prisons was deported despite facing charges of assaulting a prison guard – but questions mounted over the convoluted affair after reports that the man in question was also a suspect in a drugs-related case.On Wednesday, Akel MP Irini Charalambidou posted on Youtube a video – footage from the central prisons – showing two inmates beating up a prison guard.The incident took place on September 14, 2016.The key question is why one of the inmates – the one seen punching the guard in the face – was deported following his release from prison, rather than being detained, as at the time he was under investigation for the assault.Speaking to reporters, police spokesman Andreas Angelides said an administrative probe has already determined a lack of coordination between the police and the prisons department.“The investigation appears to give rise to certain issues, that is to say, certain responsibilities over the handling of the matter.”The probe’s findings will be further studied to determine what steps will be taken, Angelides said, without elaborating.The guard in question filed a complaint with CID. According to Akel’s Charalambidou, the man sustained serious injuries to the face requiring extensive surgery, which the state refused to pay for.According to Reporter, an online news outlet, following his release from jail the inmate who caused the injuries was visited by immigration officers as part of the routine process to assess whether a felon should be deported.However, due to a foul-up, authorities did not realize at the time that this was the same person implicated in the assault.What’s more, Reporter revealed that at some time during 2016 the Drug Squad had recommended that the same man be charged for a serious drugs-related case.A blunder appears to be the quasi-official explanation.It’s understood that a criminal case was initially filed against both inmates regarding the assault.But after the inmate who allegedly punched the guard was deported, there is currently only one defendant.By coincidence, the trial of the other inmate accused of assaulting the prison guard got underway on Thursday, but the first hearing was postponed until March 16 next year. The man is serving a life sentence.The Cyprus Mail has learned that the criminal case was filed by CID following a complaint lodged by the prison guard in question.The complaint was not filed by the Prisons Department, as might have been expected.Because of this, sources tell the Mail, the subsequent criminal investigation into the assault did not involve taking depositions from Prisons Department staff, but was limited to questioning only the involved parties – the two inmates and the prison guard.Asked about this, the police spokesman told the Mail that, to his knowledge, CID had in fact visited the central prisons and taken depositions there.The spokesman said the inmate was deported on December 1, 2016 – but could not recall the precise date of the man’s release from prison.The man had done time for illegal possession of a firearm.The Mail’s sources stressed that the key issue is why, on the day, the guard was left to escort a group of about a dozen inmates from one section of the prison to another without any backup, pointing to lax security protocols.The sources suggested the Prisons Department had tried to sweep the affair under the rug, because the prison guard was seeking compensation from his employer for facial surgery and medical treatment costing tens of thousands of euros.The guard appeared before at least two medical panels, but he was denied compensation from his employer.Approving compensation would have been tantamount to the Prisons Department acknowledging that the guard was on duty when the incident occurred, the sources said.In another twist, the police have meantime launched a criminal investigation into how the contentious footage was leaked.Prisons director Anna Aristotelous said CCTV footage from the prisons is classified material and that publicizing it constitutes a criminal offence.She moreover censured Charalambidou for potentially endangering security by releasing a video that reveals the layout of the prisons.Justice minister Ionas Nicolaou said the Akel MP could be criminally liable for her action.This was because leaking the video could pervert the course of justice, he said, referring to the ongoing criminal case against the one inmate.But he stopped short of calling for the lifting of Charalambidou’s parliamentary immunity, saying this was up to the attorney-general.“Publicizing such material cannot be considered an act of transparency. Everyone, especially MPs, should abide by the law and display the required respect toward institutions.”The two inmates have not been named – but Sigmalive identified them as two men who were implicated in the gunning down of five people in Ayia Napa in the summer of 2012.The man who was deported is said to be Georgios Demetriou, a Greek national of Albanian extraction, who had been arrested in connection with the Ayia Napa murders. He was later acquitted of the charge of conspiracy to commit murder, and found guilty only for illegally possessing and carrying a firearm.According to Sigmalive, Demetriou had threatened to harm the police officers who were investigating the assault on the prison guard.The other inmate is Demetris Mamalikopoulos, also a Greek national, who was sentenced to life in jail after being found guilty of the June 2012 murders in Ayia Napa.Four of the victims in that crime were working for local businessman Phanos Kalopsidiotis, who Famagusta police believed was the real target.Four years later, on June 23, 2016, Kalopsidiotis was shot dead while having dinner at an Ayia Napa restaurant.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboola