LOS ANGELES — The first episode of the final season of “Game of Thrones” is a record-breaker for the series and HBO.The pay channel said the 17.4 million viewers who watched Sunday’s episode either on TV or online represent a season-opening high for the fantasy saga.HBO Now also posted its biggest streaming night ever, the channel said Monday.The episode topped the 16.1 million who saw the seventh-season premiere and the 16.9 million who watched that season’s finale.Reflecting increasing audience fondness for streaming, HBO saw about a 50 per cent increase in online viewing compared to last season’s finale. In comparison to the season-seven premiere, the streaming audience nearly doubled.“Game of Thrones” ultimately averaged 32.8 million viewers per episode last season in cumulative TV and online viewership, HBO said.The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says the administration will “take a very long look” at a massive multibillion-dollar contract the Pentagon is about to award for a cloud computing system.Amazon Web Services Inc., a division of Amazon, and Microsoft Corp. are finalists for the contract estimated to be worth as much as $10 billion over a decade.Trump says Thursday at the White House that he’s been hearing “tremendous complaints” from other companies that the contract was not competitively bid, among other issues. Some Republican lawmakers also took their concerns about the Pentagon’s handling of the contract directly to Trump.Trump is a critic of Amazon, which is owned by Jeff Bezos. Bezos also owns The Washington Post, and Trump has criticized the paper’s coverage of the administration.The Associated Press
“The vote shows that the Government is determined to secure a lasting peace,” a spokesman for Mr. Annan said in a statement released today at UN Headquarters in New York. The spokesman said that the Secretary-General noted “with appreciation” the efforts of the UN Political Office on Bougainville and those of the regional Peace Monitoring Group, which contributed to the progress of the peace process on the island. “The Secretary-General would like to assure the parties that the UN Office will continue to assist them in implementing the Agreement, especially in the area of weapons collection and disposal,” the statement said. Mr. Annan called upon the Bougainville parties to redouble their efforts aimed at the removal of weapons from Bougainville communities and to begin the process of post-conflict rehabilitation and peace-building.
The beginning of the disarmament was postponed so as to allow the operation to be carried out more efficiently, according to Jean-Luc Stalon, the head of the Division for Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) of the UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI, also known by the French acronym, ONUCI).The militia leaders made their request after a meeting with the national DDR chief, General Gaston Ouassénan Kone, Mr. Stalon said in Abidjan, expressing the hope that the exercise would begin in the coming days.The UN Security Council established the mission in May 2003 to help the Ivorian parties implement the peace agreement they signed in January 2003. The pact ended the north-south civil war that erupted after an attempted coup failed to unseat President Laurent Gbagbo.Meanwhile, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Pierre Schori, was visiting Sweden and France to inform the authorities in those countries of the latest developments in bringing the divided West African country out of its crisis, UNOCI spokesman Hamadoun Touré said.He added that Mr. Schori also wished the national soccer team, the Elephants, good luck as they went to take part in the World Cup for the first time in the country’s history.
Cars:“Last month was the best UK car production total for a February since 2002. Impressively, exports hit a record volume of 1.228 million units,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT chief executive. “A series of recent investments at a number of major car and engine plants, demonstrates the competitiveness of the UK automotive industry.” CVs“February continued the encouraging trend for commercial vehicle production in the UK – with 18% year-on-year growth,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT chief executive. “The 12 month rolling total reached 220,081 units and the full year total is expected to be the best for a decade.” % of total76.1%75.6%68.7%63.8%75.2%74.2% 30.7%23.8%41.3%23.4%31.8%23.8% Export110,998222,73614,18526,480125,183249,216 UK vehicle production press release SMMT LtdFeb-08YTD 2008Feb-08YTD 2008Feb-08YTD 2008 13.5%19.6%-13.4%-4.1%8.2%14.7% % of total23.9%24.4%31.3%36.2%24.8%25.8% For more, please see the attached tables. DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Home34,82571,7316,45314,99441,27886,725 26.1%22.8%18.0%11.8%25.0%21.3% Source:CarsCommercial Vehicles Total vehicles Total145,823294,46720,63841,474166,461335,941
Green Bay Packers’ rookie Eddie Lacy is the first to admit he’s a big guy. But maybe he is bigger than he thinks.A photo surfaced online of the running back turning back to look for a ball during a recent training camp practice, and he looked out of shape.Circulation of the photo went viral and by late Monday, Lacy caught wind of all the fat jokes that were being made at his expense.Listed at 5-foot-11 and 230 pounds, Lacy brushed off the jokes, saying his coaches have no issues with his weight or conditioning.“I’m at a weight where I’m comfortable at and the coaching staff feels as though they’re comfortable where I’m at,” Lacy said after Tuesday’s practice, which was his best of camp so far. “So as far as that’s concerned, we’re all on the same page.”Coach Mike McCarthy didn’t seem worried about Lacy’s size.“If we had any concerns about any of our guys conditioning-wise, they wouldn’t be on the field,” said McCarthy.
FiveThirtyEight’s NFL predictions currently give the Carolina Panthers a less than 1 percent chance of making the playoffs. In the video above, Reuben Fischer-Baum walks us through the unlikely scenario that would allow the 6-8 Panthers to squeak into the playoffs as an NFC wild-card team. Share on Facebook
Air Products, a world-leading industrial gases company, has signed an agreement with a subsidiary of Shanxi Jincheng Anthracite Coal Mining Group, China’s leading coal mining conglomerate, for the supply of industrial gases to Phase One of Shanxi Jinmei Huayu Coal Chemical Co Ltd.’s coal-to-clean-fuels project in Jincheng City, Shanxi Province.Previously, Air Products signed a sale of equipment agreement with Jinmei Huayu to supply two air separation units (ASUs)—with a total capacity of over 4,000 t/d—for this project, which uses coal to produce clean fuels.Now, Air Products intends to buy back the two ASUs for approximately $100 million and supply industrial gases via pipelines to Jinmei Huayu under a long-term supply agreement, subject to finalization of a buy-back agreement and any government and regulatory approvals. The ASUs are expected to be onstream in mid-2018. Seifi Ghasemi, Air Products’ chairman, President and CEO, and Li Hongshuang, Party secretary and Chairman of Shanxi Jincheng Anthracite Coal Mining Group, witnessed the contract signing.Ghasemi said, “We are delighted to deepen our cooperation with one of China’s leading energy groups, Shanxi Jincheng Anthracite Coal Mining, on this significant coal-to-clean energy project. This is another great example of our strategic focus to deploy capital on high-quality industrial gas projects for growth. Our valued customer has entrusted the ASU operation and supply of safe and reliable industrial gases to us. We appreciate their confidence in us and look forward to broader cooperation with the group in future.” Li said, “Air Products is a leading global industrial gases supplier and a most ideal partner for us. This strategic cooperation leverages both parties’ advantages and positions us well for further development.” This agreement follows Air Products’ recent major investments with Lu’An in Changzhi, Shanxi Province and Yankuang in Yulin, Shaanxi Province to support China’s ongoing transformation and upgrade of its coal chemical industry that targets products with higher added-value and sustainability.Shanxi Jincheng Anthracite Mining Group (Jinmei Group) is an important, high-quality anthracite producer, the largest CBM extraction and utilization group, the largest coal chemical industry group and CMM-fired power group in China, and the most energetic coal mining machinery manufacturing group in Shanxi Province. Currently, Jinmei Group has 68 subsidiaries and 10 branches in 19 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions, 72 cities and counties. In 2017, it ranked 476th among top global 500 companies and 108th among top China companies. In recent years, it says, “basing on the resource advantages of anthracite and CBM, Jinmei Group has changed the mode of development actively, upgraded industry levels steadily, and built the industrial pattern called “one focus four directions,” which takes the coal industry as the fundamental and also develops Coal and CBM Co-mining, Coal and Chemical linkage, Coal electricity integration and Coal equipment manufacturing. It has formed the cross-regional, cross-industrial and cross-trade modern integrated energy enterprise group.”Air Products was one of the first multinational industrial gas companies to enter the China market when it set up its first plant in Shenzhen in 1987. Following 30 years of continuous growth and investment, it has today around 2,700 employees, about 70 entities and more than 140 production facilities in the country, and continues to represent a key growth focus for Air Products. Most recently, the company announced a signed agreement to form a $1.3 billion joint venture, significantly expanding its scope of supply serving Lu’An Mining (Group) Co’s syngas-to-liquids production in Changzhi City, Shanxi Province. It also signed an agreement for a $3.5 billion coal-to-syngas production facility to be built in Yulin City, Shaanxi Province.
Indian army soldiers patrol a street near a site of a gunbattle between Indian security forces and militants in South Kashmir. Representational image | ReutersDelhi Police on Thursday arrested a suspected terrorist linked to Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM). Sajjad Khan was arrested following a tip-off near Lajpat Raj market. The 27-year-old was posing as a shawl trader.According to reports, Khan is believed to be a close associate of Mudassir Ahmed Khan, the mastermind behind the Pulwama terror attack which took place on February 14.During the investigation, it was found that Sajjad Khan was asked to establish a sleeper cell in the national capital by Mudassir, with whom he had kept close contact. According to police, he also had the knowledge of the suicide bombing in Pulwama which took the lives of 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).Delhi’s Patiala House Court has ordered to send the alleged terrorist to National Investigation Agency (NIA) custody till March 29. Mudassir Ahmed Khan was eliminated by the Indian Army in March.”Muddasir, the mastermind of Pulwama attack was killed in an exchange of fire with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir recently,” said Pramod Singh Kushwah, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell), reports PTI.
Stay on target Roblox 101: How To Make Actual Money In The GameRoblox 101: How To Make Your First Game Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Last time we covered some of the best superhero games on Roblox so now it’s time for a bit of a change of pace. No matter what type of game you’re looking for, there is undoubtedly something that fits the bit available on the Roblox platform.So if you’re looking for something a little more intense that can really get the blood pumping and the hair standing up on the back of your neck, then look no further than this list of the best zombie games on Roblox. These games won’t compete with the likes of Nazi Zombies in Call of Duty or the Resident Evil games, but they’re not bad for free options.Let’s take a look at the best zombie games on Roblox:AdChoices广告7. Call of Roblox: Zombies by Spooky StudioThe first game we’re talking about for this list is trying to rip off one of the most popular game series on the planet: Call of Duty. With Call of Roblox: Zombies, we’ve got a zombie shooter with a dash of realism. People are still playing this game, even though it’s no longer receiving any updates. 6. Zombie Defense Tycoon by BRIANO10It wouldn’t be a list of Roblox games without at least one tycoon entry, would it? Instead of managing a restaurant or other business like you might in other popular tycoon games on Roblox, Zombie Defense Tycoon has you managing an operation of soldiers, miners, and other characters to fight back against the apocalypse.5. Zombie High School by BobbysayhiOne of the other super popular genres on Roblox are life simulation games. Whether it be simulating life in a big city or just going to school (most Roblox users are still in middle school and high school) they’re always some of the highest grossing and top played games. So naturally sticking a bunch of zombies into a school would make for a good time, right? That’s exactly Zombie High School!4. Humans vs Zombies by GhostInstead of beating around the bush with it, Humans vs Zombies just has a super literal title. You and a bunch of other humans all join forces to face off against the zombie hordes together. With 5 million plays to date and an active community, this is one of the more robust, if generic, zombie games out there.3. Rescue Mission – Zombie Assault by FNACC95Mowing down endless hordes of zombies can get a little old though, to be honest. Killing evil undead can be fun and all, but sometimes it’s better to play the hero. In Rescue Mission – Zombie Assault you get to pilot helicopters down to a deserted island and rescue stranded survivors before they get eaten alive.2. Zombie Attack by wenlocktoad vs indraZombie Attack is one of the most polished Roblox games you can find on the entire platform. It’s a wave-based shooter that you level up in over time in cooperative multiplayer. There are frequent and consistent updates ever since it launched last month and has already amassed well over 44 million visits. That’s crazy.1. Zombie Rush by Beacon StudioHere it is — the best zombie game on all of Roblox. It’s been around longer than most (coming up on five years) and is easily still the most popular with over 230 million visits to date. It’s another wave-based zombie game, similar to Zombie Attack, but with even more content, things to do, and items to collect. You can even turn into a zombie to finish off the remaining survivors once you turn.When you’re done trying not to have your brains eaten (or eating brains yourself) you can hop into something a bit more lighthearted. Roblox has so many games to choose from, including Mario and Pokemon games, or even a variety of racing games. If you’re still not sold, read up on why millions of people can’t stop playing Roblox right here.—David Jagneaux is a tech and gaming journalist with bylines on several prominent media publications such as IGN, Polygon, Playboy, UploadVR, Motherboard, Gamecrate, VICE, GamesMaster Magazine, and many others. He is also the author of The Ultimate Roblox Book, a recently released book for anyone interested in learning more about Roblox and how to get started with building their own worlds. It’s being published by Adams Media and is now available for purchase on Amazon right here, as well as from Barnes & Noble, Walmart, and other select retailers.
Naila manal Nothing matches the experience of watching a movie made on your favourite book, right? You either hate it or love it but you will definitely watch it. To be honest, most of the time, we all end up finding flaws in the movie adaptations and the most common complaint is that the movie skimmed over the details. How many of us have watched the Harry Potter films, and hated the absence of Peeves in the film? Or how they almost omitted the story of Voldemort’s family? Winky? Oh, you wanted a detailed TriWizard tournament or Yule ball, bad luck! But what we forget is that the creators of the films had to choose from a huge amount of matter to make a two-three hour film and even splitting the last book into two movies wasn’t enough! Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’With these thoughts, it was a happy news for me when ABC Family announced that they are going to make a TV series out of the Mortal Instruments book series by Cassandra Clare. The series will be called Shadowhunters, based on the creatures around whom the story revolves, half humans, half angels. The books aren’t amazing, but good enough (the prequel series Infernal Devices were much better, I feel) but the first attempt at making it into a movie fell flat on its face. The movie, Mortal Instruments: City of Bones was well, disappointing to say the least. The characters were half baked, Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflixthe plot changed, and the casting wasn’t appealing.Now that it is being reincarnated into a series one can hope for better, detailed insight in the lives of Shadowhunters. A TV series is any day more appealing than a film. For something like The Hunger Games or The Divergent books, a movie series would do because of the limited content but as far as the readers are concerned, one would always go for a TV series say for instance in a book like A song of Ice and Fire which was made into the epic drama Game of Thrones. Sherlock, House of Cards are all great examples of how book to TV series adaptation is a brilliant idea! Of course, it will be a treat for sure if somehow someday decide to make a TV Series out of the Harry Potter books. But till then, I will be watching out for Shadowhunters. Between The Covers is a weekly column on reading up and rating down
Kolkata: A team of scientists from Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) have categorically demonstrated the importance and maintenance of probable suitable areas for Indian grey wolf (Canis lupus pallipes) along with its landscape connectivity between Chotta Nagpur Plateau and Lower Gangetic Planes. The study titled “Identifying suitable habitat and corridor for Indian Grey Wolf in Chotta Nagpur Plateau and Lower Gangetic Planes” that has recently been published in the reputed journal PlosOne assumes significance as wolves are suffering from loss of habitat and loss of connectivity in the landscape. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataIndian Grey Wolf is known to be distributed in the vast areas of the Indian subcontinent. However, the actual population estimates are available only for Gujarat, Karnataka, Rajasthan and Bihar. Its distribution, population and habitat ecology are concentrated in the eastern region. Out of the total area, which is 4,16,665 km2, only about 18,237 km2 that is 4.37 percent was found to be highly suitable while 3,16, 803 km2 that is 76.03 percent was found to be least suitable. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateThis report underscores the vital corridor between the different patches of habitats connectivity which was highest in the border line area of the two biotic provinces located in the south-eastern zone via districts of Purba Singhbhum and Paschim Singhbhum of Jharkhand and Bankura and West Midnapore districts of Bengal. Among the Protected Areas (PAs), natural corridors were found to connect the Simlipal National Park, Satkosia Wildlife Sanctuary, Dalma ranges of Chotta Nagpur plateau along with Badrama , Khulasuni and Debrigarh wildlife sanctuaries. Wolf is a species that does not require deep forest cover it can live in depleted forest cover. Indian wolves are classed as endangered with its decreasing population. These animals are capable of living in areas of human habitation. “We strongly propose changes in the National Working Plan Code 2014 (NWPC 2014) guidelines so that the wildlife management components could be given enough space in the document. Further, we also suggest the participation of local community in management planning should take centre stage so that the biological functionality of the identified wolf corridors in the landscape can be maintained for the long-term genetic viability of wolves. The capacity enhancement and mass awareness creation among the local communities will minimise wolf-human conflict and also it will be helpful in developing compassionate attitude among the local residents towards the species in the region,” said Dr Lalit Kumar Sharma, of ZSI who led the study. Researchers Tanoy Mukherjee and Phakir Chandra Saren were also involved in the study that was conducted under supervision and guidance of ZSI director Kailash Chandra.
Technology | Artificial Intelligence | June 20, 2019 TeraRecon Receives First-of-Kind FDA Determination for Northstar AI Results Explorer Advanced visualization and artificial intelligence (AI) technology provider TeraRecon has successfully completed a U.S… read more Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more Related Content News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 01, 2019 Bracco Imaging Acquires Blue Earth Diagnostics Bracco Imaging S.p.A. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Blue Earth Diagnostics, a molecular imaging company… read more News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more PreviousNext June 16, 2009 – Royal Philips Electronics showed at the 2009 SNM Annual Conference its new BrightView X, a scalable SPECT camera that can be easily upgraded with CT when physicians are ready for the full capabilities of BrightView XCT, a nuclear medicine workstation and the third-generation time-of-flight PET.Launching at SNM, Philips new BrightView X is a scalable version of the BrightView XCT. The mid-level SPECT camera offers a cost-effective option that allows customers the flexibility to purchase SPECT now and add CT later. The transition involves a simple upgrade without a change to the room size or power requirements.SPECT/CT has long been utilized in cardiac studies, but with Philips’ upgraded BrightView XCT there is promise for applications in orthopedic studies, which is a field that typically relies heavily on X-ray imaging. At SNM 2009, Philips is showing the first SPECT/CT hybrid system to address physicians’ needs for high-quality localization and attenuation correction with a flat-panel CT, while still allowing for patient dose reduction and increased diagnostic confidence, the company said.To improve image registration, Philips BrightView XCT uses a co-planar design that allows the acquisition of SPECT and CT with minimal table movement between scans in most cases. Reducing movement, along with the system’s wide-open gantry and large bore, contribute to improved patient comfort. Flexible breathing protocols also set it apart from other systems by allowing patients to breath normally during both SPECT and CT scans.Along with the addition of the new Nuclear Medicine Application Suite on the Extended Brilliance Workstation, nuclear medicine is now available with the BrightView XCT; SPECT, PET and CT processing can all be accessed on one common platform, helping to speed diagnosis and streamline workflow. The BrightView XCT is a general purpose nuclear medicine SPECT/CT camera that was introduced at last year’s SNM, but is being shown with expanded applications in orthopedics at this year’s SNM conference.Philips is also introducing the third-generation Time-of-Flight platform for oncology on its GEMINI TF PET/CT. Time-of-flight technology measures the actual time difference between the detection of coincident gamma rays for more accurate localization, producing a higher quality image and allowing for lower tracer dose amounts in patients and shorter imaging times. According to Philips, the system is the first commercial PET/CT scanner to break the 500 Pico-second barrier, with the speed to measure a photon within seven centimeters accuracy traveling seven times around the earth in a single second.Philips newest Time-of-Flight system, which was launched at SNM 2008, the GEMINI TF Big Bore PET/CT, is specifically designed for radiation oncologists and their patients. The Big Bore offers excellent lesion detection for diagnosis and staging with Philips revolutionary TruFlight Time-of-Flight PET technology. The system has been installed at three sites throughout the U.S., including the first installation at a proton therapy center at the University of Pennsylvania.For more information: www.philips.com/newscenter FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | PET-CT | June 19, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Install of uMI 550 Digital PET/CT United Imaging announced the first U.S. clinical installation of the uMI 550 Digital positron emission tomography/… read more Feature | Advanced Visualization | July 02, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis Augmented Reality Versus 3-D Printing for Radiology Three-dimensional (3-D) printing and… read more News | Advanced Visualization | July 03, 2019 TeraRecon Unveils iNtuition AI Data Extractor Artificial Intelligence (AI) and advanced visualization company TeraRecon announced its new iNtuition AI Data Extractor… read more A 3-D printed model (left) and a model constructed in augmented reality (right), both of a kidney with a tumor. In both models, the kidney is clear; the tumor is visible in purple on the AR model and in white on the 3-D printed model. Photo courtesy of Nicole Wake, Ph.D. Image courtesy of Philips Healthcare Technology | June 15, 2009 Philips Debuts Scalable SPECT, Workstation, Third-Gen Time-of-Flight PET News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more Feature | Molecular Imaging | July 01, 2019 | By Sharvari Rale Transformations in Molecular Imaging Herald Entry to Novel Applications Diagnostic procedures have always been a cornerstone of early prognosis and patient triaging. read more News | Interventional Radiology | July 31, 2019 International Multidisciplinary Group Publishes Recommendations for Personalized HCC Treatment With Y90 TheraSphere New consensus recommendations for personalized treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with BTG’s TheraSphere have… read more
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Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more Related Content 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 | 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 | 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 | September 29, 2010 Connecticut University Adds New PACS at Diagnostic Imaging Center 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 | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more September 29, 2010 — Quinnipiac University has selected a new picture archiving and communications system (PACS) for its innovative diagnostic imaging educational center, which provides students in a wide range of imaging-related medical specialties with hands-on experience using a full suite of state-of-the-art technology. The center also provides a focal point for the university’s mummy research project and other innovative nontraditional imaging programs.Rivaling many university hospital imaging facilities, the Quinnipiac center includes a complete installation of today’s modalities and IT applications and is an integral part of the university’s educational program for imaging technologists (RT), masters RT students and radiologist assistants, as well as for nurses, occupational therapists and other medical professionals who frequently use medical images. It also will provide a unique radiology training opportunity for the university’s school of medicine, scheduled to open in 2012.Quinnipiac is also renowned for its unique imaging forensics and bioanthropology programs and is in the forefront of a worldwide network involved in the scanning and analysis of Egyptian mummies. It has a growing database of computed tomography (CT) and X-ray images of mummified remains. The new CoActiv Exam-PACS will help the center manage the mummy images gathered from around the world. The PACS also will be used for radiology training. The CoActiv installation provides the full CoActiv Exam-PACS Suite, including Exam-Server, Exam-Vault, Exam-Sender, Exam-Filer and Exam-3D software (powered by the Biotronics3D visualization engine). The university center will have a 5.5 TB server and be fully licensed for campus-wide enterprise image viewing.For more information: coactiv.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 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 Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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5 treatments for adult scoliosis It costs the global economy an estimated $108 billion annually, so prevention is a key goal for health care providers.For most patients, heart failure is a chronic condition, caused by high blood pressure or other factors damaging heart muscle. Symptoms include breathlessness, fatigue and fluid retention. That keeps many patients homebound and causes repeated emergency department visits, often in the middle of the night, due to infections or just straying from a low-salt diet.The FDA approved the drug under its priority review program, which accelerates review for drugs that treat serious diseases or offer a significant improvement over older drugs. The agency approved another heart failure from Amgen Inc. in April. That drug, Corlanor, was the first new FDA-approved medication for heart failure to launch in the U.S. in a dozen years.Entresto combines Novartis’ off-patent, blood pressure treatment Diovan with a new drug that decreases certain heart-damaging proteins in the blood.Novartis-based Basel studied its drug in more than 8,000 patients with reduced heart pumping ability. Patients taking the drug experienced fewer hospitalizations for heart failure and death from heart disease than patients taking an older heart drug, known as an ACE inhibitor. Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Top Stories New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall The most common side effects reported by study patients included low blood pressure and kidney problems. Some patients also experienced an allergic reaction that causes swelling of the face or lips.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. WASHINGTON (AP) — Government regulators have approved a new pill from Novartis to treat heart failure, a deadly chronic disease that affects millions of U.S. patients.The Food and Drug Administration approved the combination drug, Entresto, based on studies showing it reduced rates of heart-related death and hospitalization compared with older drugs.More than 5 million Americans and more than 25 million people worldwide have heart failure, a disease that causes the heart to gradually lose its pumping power. It kills up to half of patients within five years, despite numerous generic pills and other treatments available. The difference between men and women when it comes to pain Sponsored Stories New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t like Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility 0 Comments Share
September 15, 2015 457 Views Ocwen’s Ratings Revised from ‘Stable’ to ‘Positive’ Fitch Ratings Ocwen Financial Corporation Positive Stable 2015-09-15 derektempleton Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC recently received an upgrade in their rating outlook from stable to positive due to stronger risk management framework and management oversight, according to a Servicer Report from Fitch Ratings.In February 2015, Ocwen experienced rating downgrades to stable due to weak corporate governance and operational control framework. However, in June 2015, the company’s ratings were pushed up to positive as Ocwen strengthened their risk management framework and management oversight.Among the ratings, which were all labeled as RPS4 were: Primary Prime, Primary Alt-A, Primary Subprime, Primary HELOC, and Specialty Closed-End Second Lien.One of the key rating drivers was Ocwen’s commitment to alleviate governance and operational control weaknesses within the company, which include changes to its “three lines of defense” approach to risk management, expansion of regulatory compliance and compliance testing departments, and completion of a risk and control self-assessment (RCSA) process.Another contributor to Ocwen’s rating change was a shift in focus to PLS servicing, where the company initiated a strategy to sell off a large portion of it mortgage servicing rights (MSRs). The company has closed or entered agreements to sell MSRs on about $90 billon in unpaid balance (UPB) of performing agency loans.Fitch also reported that Ocwen’s use of a highly integrated technology environment and concentration on off-shore servicing operations were also major contributors to the upgrade.Although Ocwen’s servicing operation has grown more than 300 percent in the past serveral years, their portfolio continues to decrease. Fitch found that the company has serviced 2,361,220 loans totaling $376.6 billion including 1,252,409 totaling $195.6 billion in non-agency residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) transactions as of March 31, 2015.Ocwen’s portfolio also includes 3.9 percent non-agency first lien prime, 8.1 percent first lien Alt-A, 28.6 percent first lien subprime, 1.7 percent HELOC, and 2.0 percent closed-end second liens by loan count.Click here to view Fitch Ratings’ complete Servicer Report. Share in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Servicing
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