Puri sent to 6 day ED custody

first_imgNew Delhi: A Delhi court on Thursday sent Ratul Puri, nephew of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, to 6-day ED custody in a money laundering case related to the AgustaWestland chopper scam.Special Judge Arvind Kumar sent Puri to ED’s custody till September 11, noting that the agency has sought his custodial interrogation to unearth the source and end use of tainted money.last_img

In the news today April 16

first_imgSix stories in the news for Monday, April 16———TRUDEAU LANDS IN PARIS AFTER PIPELINE MEETINGJustin Trudeau has landed in France as he continues more than a week of globetrotting following a brief stop in Ottawa Sunday to discuss the Trans Mountain pipeline crisis with the premiers of Alberta and B.C. With that highly charged meeting out of the way, the prime minister will turn his attention to his first official visit to France, where he’ll meet with President Emmanuel Macron and address the National Assembly.———STORM BLACKS OUT THOUSANDS ACROSS SOUTHERN ONTARIOTens of thousands of people across southern and central Ontario remained without power Monday morning as the province’s massive ice storm transitioned to drenching rain. The mix of snow, freezing rain, ice pellets, rain and powerful winds that battered the region Saturday and Sunday made driving treacherous, played havoc with flight schedules and stoked fears of localized flooding.———BROTHER REMEMBERS BRONCOS HOCKEY PLAYER AS HUMBLE, HONEST, HARD-WORKINGJustin Wack says he’ll always remember his older brother Stephen for his many fine qualities, especially his honest, humble nature and his strong work ethic. Stephen was among those killed in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash. The big defenceman played with the Broncos for the past two seasons. His funeral will be held Tuesday at Rogers Place in Edmonton. The public memorial also includes Broncos teammates Logan Hunter, Jaxon Joseph and Parker Tobin.———INDIGENOUS SAFE-RIDE SERVICE CAN’T KEEP UP WITH DEMANDA Winnipeg non-profit begun in 2016 after Indigenous women came forward about their safety concerns in taxicabs is now a big success. It’s called Ikwe Safe Rides. Ikwe — which means woman in the Anishinaabemowin language — has provided more than 46,000 rides. The Facebook-based group has more than 15,600 members and 43 drivers. Ikwe passengers often share stories about inappropriate sexual comments and even violent encounters they’ve endured while taking regular taxis.———HOME-GROWN POT WILL BE BIG MUNICIPAL HEADACHEMunicipalities will have to grapple with many thorny issues once recreational marijuana is legalized in Canada — but it’s home-grown pot that’s likely to cause them the biggest headaches. The Federation of Canadian Municipalities has developed a guide to legalization to help identify the challenges and regulatory options for dealing with them that municipal governments will face once the cannabis prohibition is lifted later this year.———NEW WEB STANDARD TRADES PASSWORDS FOR BIOMETRICSThe death of the password may be upon us. A new security standard recently endorsed by the World Wide Web Consortium has experts excited about the prospect of making logins “unphishable” and ending the vulnerabilities that currently exist due to poor “password hygiene.” The Web Authentication (WebAuthn) standard allows web surfers to use biometrics such as fingerprints or facial scans instead of inputting a password.———ALSO IN THE NEWS TODAY:— Funeral in Saskatoon for 18-year-old Humboldt Broncos player Evan Thomas, who was killed in the April 6 team bus crash.— Nicholas Butcher, accused of second-degree murder in the death of Kristin Johnston, stands trial in Halifax.— Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale discusses key law enforcement priorities.— The Senate holds a special committee on the Arctic to discuss the significant and rapid changes to the region.— Rogers Communications makes an announcement in Toronto regarding its wireless 5G network and holds a demonstration.— Press conference in Vancouver on multiple jurisdictions’ opposition to Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion.———last_img read more

States parties to International Criminal Court treaty open first session at UN

States parties to the International Criminal Court (ICC) – the world’s only permanent tribunal for prosecuting individuals responsible for war crimes – today began their first session at United Nations Headquarters in New York aimed at finalizing practical arrangements for the ICC’s functioning.”This is an historic day for the United Nations and the whole international community,” UN Legal Counsel Hans Corell told the gathering. “We see the dawn of a new age in the pursuit of justice.”Mr. Corell said that “relentless efforts by States and civil society” had led to the milestone. “International law will be strengthened,” he said. “Impunity for those who commit the most heinous crimes will be curtailed.”Zeid Ra’ad Zeid Al-Hussein of Jordan, elected President of the First Session of the Assembly of States Parties, said he was driven by a profound sense of purpose that the Court be built as the authors of the Rome Statute intended. “We have already surmounted a great many obstacles in our quest for a permanent, impartial and independent ICC,” he said.”Our achievements were only possible because the position of the international community was unshakeable in its support for the Court – anchored in the conviction that humanity will never truly advance, rest with its conscience, find comfort or peace, unless we do what we hitherto have been unable to do: provide a global juridical instrument to deter those persons seeking to commit the gravest of crimes, prosecute those accused of having already brought enormous suffering on the innocent, and offer truth and justice to the victims and to ourselves collectively,” he stated. The Assembly is expected to adopt a series of documents on the Court’s functioning, including the Rules of Procedure and Evidence, Elements of Crimes, Financial Regulations and Rules, and the budget for the first financial period. The session, which runs through 10 September, is also scheduled to adopt procedures for the election of the ICC’s judges and Prosecutor.The preparatory process will continue early next year, when the Assembly’s second session is slated to elect the Prosecutor and 18 judges of the Court, who will then be sworn in at a ceremony at The Hague, where the ICC will be located.The Court is mandated to try individuals for the most serious crimes of concern to the international community – war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. Eighteen international judges will serve on the ICC, which will also have a team of prosecutors and investigators. The Court, not part of the UN, will be accountable to the countries that ratify the Rome Statute, which have agreed to prosecute individuals accused of such crimes under their own laws, or to surrender them to the Court for trial.The Rome Statute, which entered into force on 1 July, is non-retroactive, so only cases from that date on will be prosecuted. It has been ratified by 78 States and signed by 139. read more

UN chief condemns abduction of three Israeli youths urges restraint

In a late evening statement from his spokesperson, Mr. Ban expressed his solidarity with the families of the abducted and called for the immediate release of the students.According to media reports, they were last seen returning from lessons on Thursday, near an Israeli settlement in the West Bank.Mr. Ban reiterated his deep concern about “the trend toward violence on the ground and attendant loss of life”.He noted that a child in Gaza died yesterday as a result of a recent Israeli airstrike, and expressed his condolences to the bereaved family. read more

Haiti UN agencies support Government in vaccination campaign against cholera

In a press release, the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) said the Haitian Ministry of Public Health and Population is being supported by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), as well as by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The first phase of the campaign was launched on 11 May in the town of Arcahaie, about 30 minutes north of the capital city of Port-au-Prince. That phase aims to provide two doses of oral vaccine to some 118,000 people during May and June. The vaccine provides warranty protection ranging from three to five years, according to PAHO/WHO. A second phase of the vaccination campaign is planned for the second half of the year. To be successful, nearly 563,785 additional doses are required. For both phases of the campaign, an initial budget of about $3.6 million has been provided. Previous campaigns of vaccination against cholera reached 285,534 people – 102,250 in 2013 and 183,284 in 2014. MINUSTAH stressed the importance, given the increase in the population, of increasing access to clean water and sanitation in exposed areas as key to eliminating the disease. In the first quarter of 2016, MINUSTAH’s Civil Affairs programme approved or began work on 17 Quick Intervention Projects (QIPs) projects worth some $845,380 to prevent cholera and other water-borne diarrheal diseases.This outlay represents more than 20 per cent of the total 2015-16 QIPs budget. The 17 projects (seven approved; 10 already being implemented) are expected to reach over 220,000 beneficiaries in seven out of the 10 departments of the country.Of these, three projects (totalling some $152,971) deal with renovations or extensions to health centres, in the West Centre and Grande Anse respectively; while 14 relate to the construction, renovation or extension of local drinking water systems. The largest of these, in the Village Solidarité in the West Department, is expected to assure clean drinking water for some 75,000 beneficiaries.The latest Cholera Response fact sheet can be found here. read more

Mens Basketball Ohio State rides hot start to 8055 blowout of Northeastern

Forward Jae’Sean Tate attempts a lay-up in the Buckeyes’ 80-55 win over Northeastern on Sunday. Credit: Jacob Myers | Managing Editor for ContentOhio State (4-0) defeated Northeastern (2-2) with ease 80-55 Sunday afternoon at the Schottenstein Center. Senior forward Jae’Sean Tate and redshirt junior Keita Bates-Diop led the way for the Buckeyes with 24 points and five rebounds, and 19 points and seven rebounds, respectively.Ohio State head coach Chris Holtmann praised the way they have set the tone for the rest of the team through not only their play on the floor, but also through their mental preparation and fortitude. “Players win games,” Holtmann said. “(Tate and Bates-Diop) are guys that have ability and yet their approach has probably matched — in a lot of ways — their ability. That is filtered down to all of our guys, so hopefully that will continue. Those guys have led the way for sure.”Northeastern played at Stanford Friday night and perhaps the team was a little sluggish after traveling across the country before taking on Ohio State. The Buckeyes took advantage of the slow-starting Huskies, out-hustling them to loose balls and diving on the floor to make plays. Just two minutes into the game with the score still close at 4-2, freshman guard Musa Jallow stole the ball and threw it deep down the court. It appeared a Northeastern player was going to steal Jallow’s pass, but Bates-Diop raced down the court and gathered the ball. The 6-foot-7 forward quickly fired a pass to junior guard C.J. Jackson, who cut to the basket for the layup. Tate aggressively attacked the Huskies’ defense from the opening tip, scoring 11 points in the first five minutes of the game. The 6-foot-4 forward finished with a career-high 24 points and made 10-of-10 shots, setting a school record for the most shots made without a miss in a full game. Tate’s aggression and the hustle of Bates-Diop helped the Buckeyes jump out to a 15-2 lead. Tate credited his teammates, and particularly Jackson, for allowing him to take advantage of mismatches in the paint. He emphasized the importance of everyone doing his job and playing hard in order to achieve success in games. “It’s mind-blowing how hard this team plays on the court,” Tate said. “We’re having fun out there.”Seven minutes into the game, Northeastern redshirt sophomore guard Donnell Gresham Jr. made a 3-pointer to cut the Buckeyes’ lead to 17-7, the closest the Huskies would come for the rest of the game. The game’s most exciting play came nine minutes into the game when redshirt senior Kam Williams poked the ball loose on defense. As Williams tried to recover the steal, Bates-Diop dove across the floor to grab the ball. Bates-Diop attempted to find a teammate to pass to from his rear end, but a Northeastern player deflected the pass. Bates-Diop somehow recovered the ball and threw an outlet pass to redshirt senior Andrew Dakich from his backside. Bates-Diop then quickly got to his feet and sprinted down the floor, outrunning all Huskies and catching the unconventional give-and-go pass from Dakich for a thunderous dunk. The two-handed slam ignited the home crowd and gave the Buckeyes a 21-7 lead. “It was just fun out there,” Bates-Diop said. “Everyone was playing hard, going on a big run — that kind of capped it off and it was just an exciting moment.”Holtmann noticed Bates-Diop  waving his arms to pump up the fans at the Schott and said it was good to see him playing hard and showing emotion, which is rare for the soft-spoken forward.“I think (Bates-Diop) looks like he’s having fun,” Holtmann said. “It’s fun to play hard and to kind of cut loose and play and leave it out there.”After his hustle led to a momentous dunk, Bates-Diop found a rhythm, scoring five more points in a two-minute stretch. The versatile forward used an array of moves to score near the rim and also drained a 3-pointer in a defender’s eye, pushing Ohio State’s lead to 30-9 with eight minutes remaining in the first half. The Buckeyes first-year coach said pushing Bates-Diop to give more effort takes his game to another level because he is already athletic and skilled.“Keita’s got to play full throttle to be at his best,” Holtmann said. “I think we’ve challenged him with playing with a great motor. When he does that, he’s just really hard to handle because of his natural ability.”Northeastern head coach Bill Coen said the biggest difference in the game was Ohio State’s front line and physicality. The Buckeyes outrebounded the Huskies 38-29 and outscored them 48-26 on points in the paint. Although Northeastern had a size advantage, Ohio State played with much more energy from the jump.“I certainly wasn’t pleased with the first half effort,” Coen said. “Maybe we were a little intimidated, maybe we were a little jet-lagged — whatever it is — there’s no excuse for it. But (in) the second half, I was proud of our response to that adversity.” read more

Modulars DISPATCH Underground 2015 FMS for Glencores George Fisher mine

first_imgModular Mining Systems’ DISPATCH® Underground 2015 Fleet Management System (FMS) has been selected for implementation at George Fisher Mine in north Queensland, Australia. This underground lead-silver-zinc mine, which forms part of Glencore’s Mount Isa copper and zinc mining complex, first began production as Hilton mine in 1990 and today has an annual production rate of 3.1 Mt.Chris McCleave, General Manager, George Fisher, explained that mine management had engaged in extensive research and a feasibility study to find an FMS that best suited the mine’s operational requirements.“With the implementation of Modular’s DISPATCH Underground system we ultimately hope to improve productivity through increased equipment availability and improved utilisation of mobile assets, while also positively impacting operator safety,” said McCleave.The DISPATCH Underground FMS, first commissioned in 1991, delivers a scalable, full-featured, and highly-configurable end-to-end solution that gives mines automated, real-time monitoring, management and visibility of their underground operations. Released in May of last year, the latest evolution of the underground system, DISPATCH Underground 2015, supports all development and production workflows and activities, enabling mines to maximize material movement, reduce mining costs, and effectively manage their mining processes.Greg Sweeney, General Manager, Modular Australia said he is confident that the underground FMS will give George Fisher mine better visibility into the underground operations, resulting in enhanced real-time decision-making, increased operational efficiencies, and reduced costs.“With Modular’s underground technologies in place, the mine stands to realize greater fleet utilization and increased production gains through a reduction in delays during shift change, breaks, and other activities,” said Sweeney.George Fisher Mine will use the system on its fleet of LHDs and underground mining trucks. System implementation is expected to begin later this year and will be rolled out over an extended project period.last_img read more

Criminal Justice Commission Gets an Earful in Nome

first_imgAlaska’s criminal justice system is expensive, ineffective, and unsustainable—that’s the hard truth shared by a group of legal experts on the Alaska Criminal Justice Commission. Commission members are visiting Nome seeking input from on ways to reform the system.Download Audio:The 13-member commission includes a diverse group—from judges and attorneys, to state agencies and mental health specialists, to Alaska Native and victim’s rights advocates. The commission has 3 years to make recommendations to the state legislature on reimagining Alaska’s law enforcement, courts, and incarceration systems.“They needed to come up with new thinking, new ways of doing business, because they can’t afford to do it the old way anymore. It’s just too expensive. It’s too expensive to just build prisoners and throw more people in jail.”Greg Razo practiced law for more than 20 years and is the Alaska Native representative on the commission. With 2 out of every 3 offenders expected to re-offend within three years of their release, the big idea is “justice reinvestment.”“The idea is to take all the money you spend in corrections and move it over and spend it in other strategies, such as treatment programs.”Mary Geddes is an attorney with the commission. She says treatment—and other efforts that would reduce the high rates of re-arrest—demands a hard look at how the state runs its prisons today.“We have questions about weather or not this is a good use of our incarceration facilities. That it’s housing non-violent offenders. That it’s housing so many people on a pre-trial basis. That means people who have not been found guilty but are still sitting in jail waiting for the resolution of their cases. And that it’s housing people who essentially have substance abuse disorders. Is that a good use of that expensive resource?”The response from the audience at Kawerak’s Rural Providers Conference yesterday was a resounding “no.” Elders from the region told stories of “all their kids being in jail,” of grandmothers on fixed incomes housing and feeding their grandchildren as sons and daughters found themselves arrested and re-arrested and brought to hubs like Nome or Anchorage to serve jail time. Kodiak elder Irene Coyle joined a chorus of speakers calling for local solutions.“We have troubled adults and teens, and they’re being taken away from the village, and they go to the cities. I just see that’s very expensive. I think with the tribal, being where they are now, need to be more stronger, in the criminal justice, so that we can deal with our own people at the villages and continue to find ways to discipline their actions and be responsible and accountable.”That system *is expensive: costing about 58-thousand dollars a year for every prisoner in a “hard bed”—alongside huge costs like the 240-million dollar Goose Creek Correctional Center in Point MacKenzie. Already filled to capacity, at the state’s current rate of incarceration, Alaska would need another multi-million dollar prison in just 3 years. Advocate Keith Morrison of Nome says spending that money on *local justice systems is a better idea—but he says the state can’t walk away from the current system without paying for something to take its place.“There will always be costs. The question is, do you want costs to be an investment and on the front end, in stemming these problems? Or would you rather be reactive, like the justice system, and only pay for it on the back end, and not be on the community level? There needs to be a reallocation of funds so that the same amount of money that went into this broken system can be reinvested into the communities to build the community system.”Another speaker from Koyuk urged commissioners to go out to nearby communities—and not end their trip to rural Alaska in Nome.  The commission can make regular recommendations over the next 3 years, before delivering its final recommendations by February 2017.last_img read more

Alaska News Nightly Dec 19 2016

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprnListen NowAlaska’s three electors vote for Trump with little incidentJeremy Hsieh, KTOO – JuneauAlaska’s three Electoral College members have cast their ballots for Donald Trump and Mike Pence for president and vice president of United States of America.State irked at feds’ new GPS survey methodLiz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington D.C.At statehood, Alaska was promised more than 100 million acres of land. So far, the federal government has transferred just 65 percent of that. That’s because it takes time to survey the land. At the current pace, it will take another 20 years. Today, the federal Bureau of Land Management announced it’s imposing a new surveying method to speed things up. But the state is not happy about it.State tax division responds to new oil price projectionsRashah McChesney, ALaska’s Energy Desk – JuneauWhen it comes to the state’s bottom line, the tax division’s Revenue Sources Book predicts a patchwork of good and bad news for the state. The good? Oil prices are forecasted to go up. The bad? The money coming in from oil revenue is nowhere near enough to close the state’s budget gap, and production on the North Slope is forecasted to go down.Alaska saw record-high number of suicides in 2015Andrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuenauMore Alaskans killed themselves in 2015 than in any previous year since at least 1978. 200 people died by suicide in the state, 28 more than the previous record set in 2013.Man sentenced for attacks in Alaska’s Iditarod raceAssociated PressA 27-year-old man has been sentenced to six months in prison after pleading guilty to charges connected with a snow machine attack on two mushers who were competing in the Iditarod last winter.Obama brought attention to threatened Arctic villages, but little funding so farRachel Waldholz, Alaska’s Energy Desk – AnchorageIt’s been more than a year since President Barack Obama visited Alaska and became the first sitting president to travel above the Arctic Circle. The trip was designed to draw attention to climate change in the lead up to last year’s international conference in Paris. And the president went out of his way to highlight Alaska villages threatened by rapid erosion. But as Obama prepares to leave office, most of those villages find themselves no closer to a solution.Alutiiq language immersion school to open in Kodiak Kayla Desroches, KMXT – KodiakAn Alutiiq language immersion preschool will open in Kodiak next month.Puffin die-off on St. Paul Island may point to larger ecosystem problemsLaura Kraegel, Alaska’s Energy Desk – UnalaskaIn the past two months, 300 dead puffins have washed up on St. Paul Island, alarming residents who had only seen six carcasses over the last decade.last_img read more

16 killed as violence erupts across Indian Kashmir

first_imgIndian policemen detain a Indian Kashmiri during clashes with Indian police following gun fights between suspected militants and Indian forces in South Kashmir, in Srinagar on April 1, 2018 Photo : AFPSixteen people have been killed in Indian Kashmir in some of the fiercest fighting this year in the restive Himalayan region, police said Sunday, as authorities braced for more violence.A total of three Indian soldiers and 11 suspected militants died in several clashes south of Srinagar, the main city of the region divided between India and Pakistan but claimed in full by both.Two civilians were also killed and dozens injured when police opened fire on thousands of demonstrators who poured onto the streets, throwing stones and chanting slogans against Indian rule.There were also demonstrations in Srinagar, where authorities ordered all schools shut on Monday as rebel groups called for protests.Seven of the militants were killed along with two soldiers in a protracted shootout in the village of Dragad, where helicopters were seen swooping low over the battle zone.Another man, described by Indian authorities as a militant, was gunned down in a brief exchange of fire in Dialgam.Security forces were still taking fire from gunmen in the village of Kachdora, where one soldier and three insurgents had been killed, local police chief Shesh Paul Vaid told AFP.”It is a massive operation. The fight is still on,” inspector-general of police Swayam Prakash Pani told AFP.Many civilians in Kashmir — India’s only Muslim-majority state — support rebels who have been fighting for decades for independence or for a merger with Pakistan. Tens of thousands, mostly civilians, have died.Pakistan — which has fought three wars with India over control of Kashmir — condemned the violence as a “mindless killing spree” and said those slaughtered were innocents.”Such cowardly actions of the occupying forces only serve to fortify the resolve of the Kashmiri people,” its foreign office said in a statement Sunday.Last year was the deadliest of this decade in the region, with more than 200 alleged militants killed in a counter-insurgency offensive dubbed “Operation All Out”.That upsurge in violence has escalated in 2018, with 49 militants already killed this year.The weekend clashes were the worst since a three-day skirmish in the forests of northern Kashmir last month left ten dead — five unidentified militants and five government forces.Kashmir has been divided between nuclear-armed India and Pakistan since the end of British colonial rule in 1947.last_img read more

Fans Information for Mondays Home Football Opener at Cardinal Stadium

first_imgClear Bag PolicyA clear bag policy remains in place for Cardinal Stadium.  Fans are encouraged not to bring any bags inside the stadium; however, each ticket holder is allowed one small clutch purse (no larger than 6.5 x 4.5 inches) and one large clear bag, either a one-gallon clear Ziploc-style storage bag or a 12 x 6 x 12 inches clear tote bag. The policy, which includes all UofL athletics venues on campus, is similar to one instituted at all NFL and many collegiate venues in recent years, enhancing security procedures to ensure a safe environment. Customer Relations Booths can be found at Sections 108, 120, 132, 243 and on the UPS Flight Deck near the south elevators.  Services offered at the Customer Relations booths include but are not limited to:• Providing general information assistance• Tag-A-Kid / At-Risk Adult ID Program• Lost and found• Guest feedback forms• Family / Assisted restroom entry codes• Purchase game day program• Curtained area for mothers to breast feed their children within Customer Relations Booths located at Sections 108, 120 and 132. Uber / Lyft Drop-off & Pick-up Protocols:Fans will be able to use both Uber and Lyft to come to and from games.  A dedicated drop-off and pick-up location has been created on 3rd street at Jim Patterson Stadium.  Access to this lot will be via 3rd street only from either Central Ave or University Blvd. to the Brook St. overpass. More InformationAdditional information for Cardinal Stadium, including maps, driving directions, parking tips and stadium policies, is available online at this link:  http://gocards.com/facilities/?id=13 Print Friendly Version Magnetic WandingFans are encouraged to enter the stadium early, as magnetic wanding is part of the entry process for all patrons at all gates on game days for security measures. Upon entering the queue at the stadium gates, fans will be asked to empty their pockets prior to being wanded by a security guard. Cell phones, keys or other metal objects are examples of items that should be held in one’s hands over the head while being scanned. Approved clear tote bags are available for purchase from Cardinal Authentic, the store located at Gate 2 of Cardinal Stadium at 2800 South Floyd Street. For additional inquiries on purchasing bags from Cardinal Authentic, call 502-852-3002. Fans are reminded that a standard, one-gallon clear Ziploc-style storage bag is approved. Fans may also bring appropriately sized clear tote bags they have previously obtained at other venues. More Food and Beverage OptionsIn addition to many concession favorites on sale at Cardinal Stadium, a new variety of options will be available the season in Cardinal Stadium. Fan vs Food Gourmet Dogs – half-pound footlong hotdogs topped with opponent themed food items Chick-fil-A sandwiches will be sold in two kiosks on the main concourse. Ben’s Made from Scratch Soft Pretzels – Awesome pretzels made in front of the fans. Cardinal Nachos – nachos this year will be topped with RED jalapenos. Frozen Lemonade Carts in eight locations will be selling frozen strawberry and regular lemonade cups. A rebranded a bar in the Brown & Williamson Club will feature local Goodwood Brewery craft beer products. Funnel cakes — regular funnel cakes will be available at the North Endzone concession stands, plus a special UofL Funnel Cake, made with red velvet funnel cake mix and black icing, will be on sale at a location on the main concourse. Fans will be asked to return non-approved bags or other items to their vehicle prior to stadium entry. There is no check-in location for prohibited bags at the stadium. Also related to beverages and with a nod to sustainability, beer sold in cans throughout the game will be left in the can, not poured in plastic cups. Value Menu PricingAmong the variety of food and beverage options is a value menu for fans at marked concession stands.  Five key concession item prices are reduced for the season to $3, including a hot dog, popcorn, pretzel, 20-ounce soft drink and bottled water.  Multiple menu items will remain available at varying prices in addition to the value selections. Special Fill-Up CupsA special cup available for season ticket holders will allow $3 soda fill-ups throughout the season with that cup only, and only for fountain sodas at purchased at permanent concession stands.  An email to season ticket holders will provide additional information, including early pickup times this week. Some Sections RenumberedA new section numbering system has been established in some areas to make Cardinal Stadium easier to navigate. Recent expansion projects left some areas that could be confusing.  The areas that are affected include the west side suites, the north end expansion upper level, the Pepsi Club, Brown and Williamson Club, the PNC Club loge seats, and the UPS Flight Deck.  While actual seat locations have not changed, these sections are renumbered: Same Lots, Different ColorWhat had previously been the Green parking lots at Cardinal Stadium are now the Planet Fitness Purple Lots, recognizing the multimillion dollar gift to UofL Athletics from Rick and David Kueber (pronounced KEE-ber), leading Planet Fitness franchisees and co-founders of Sun Tan City. Stadium Parking Lots Open at Noon MondayFans with reserved parking passes in the UofL lots surrounding the stadium can enter the lots beginning at noon for Monday’s opener against Notre Dame, a special early entrance two hours ahead of the regular five-hour opening time for the parking lots.  Stadium gates will open at 6 p.m. for the 8 p.m. game vs. Notre Dame.center_img FireworksCelebrations in the south end zone will be much louder this year. Fireworks during pregame and after Louisville touchdowns have been relocated from above the Schnellenberger Complex to the roof of the Norton Terrace. Diaper bags (with child) are permitted and subject to a thorough security inspection. A clear bag is strongly recommended for bringing diapers and non-medically necessary items for babies and young children. An exception will be made to allow medical items that cannot be transported in a clear bag into the venue. Medically necessary items or equipment may be brought to the game, but the bags or equipment must be inspected and tagged by security supervisors at the entry gates. Cardinal Stadium Map Story Links The UPS flight deck sections 1-12 will now be numbered sections 301-312. The PNC Club will now be numbered E1-E12 (previously L1-L12) with the “E” indicating east. The 200/300 level Pepsi Club will be renumbered to N1 – N9 (previously 238-246) and N20-N25 (previously 338-346) with the “N” indicating north. The 300 level Brown and Williamson Club will now be numbered W1-W17 (previously 301-317) with the “W” indicating west. The 400 upper level will now be 200 level sections numbered 238-246 (North End Expansion Upper Level previously 438-446) The 400/500 level suites will now be numbered in line with the east and west side suites and will include an “S” to indicate suite level. All media representatives with necessary bags and equipment must enter the stadium at Gate 7B to have each item inspected and tagged prior to entering the stadium. No Tobacco ProductsFans are also advised that the use of tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes and vaping, is strictly prohibited in all UofL facilities, as well as within 50 feet of an exterior gate or entrance. There are no designated smoking areas within Cardinal Stadium and re-entry is prohibited. All UofL athletic facilities are part of the UofL tobacco-free campus. Customer RelationsPatrons who need assistance before they enter the stadium can look for our new Customer Relations staff that will be located throughout the stadium parking lots.  These staff members will be available to answer questions and relay information to the stadium command center on game days to help make everyone’s tailgating experience the best it can be. Happy Hour PricesTo promote early entrance to the stadium, gates will open two hours prior to kick off – 6 p.m. — for the Sept. 2 home opener against Notre Dame, with special Happy Hour pregame drink prices available.  Fans arriving early can purchase $3 domestic draft beer or $5 12 ounce cans on the Norton Terrace or UPS Flight Deck, and $3 domestic drafts throughout the remainder of the stadium until kickoff. Post Game Taxi Stand:UofL along with LMPD will work with both Yellow and Taxi 7 to provide a post-game taxi stand for fans to grab a ride home.  Located on the east-bound lanes of Central Ave., fans can access the taxi stand by walking up the Central Ave stairs on the south side of Central Ave. after walking through the Card March tunnel.  Taxis will begin staging approx. 30 minutes prior to the end of each game. Norton Healthcare Card MarchFans continue to have an opportunity to greet the Cardinals and cheer them on as the team enters the stadium with the pregame Norton Healthcare Card March.  The team will be dropped off on the south side of the Denny Crum Overpass on Central Avenue two hours and 30 minutes prior to kickoff at each game (5:30 p.m. for Monday’s 8 p.m. game against Notre Dame). With the assistance of the UofL marching band and spirit groups, the team will walk from the Purple Lot, through the tunnel and into Cardinal Stadium. Fans are invited to arrive early and create an entrance way for the players as they head into the stadium. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – An earlier entrance to parking lots for the opening game, special food and beverage offerings and a value menu concession options are among the items that University of Louisville football fans will notice when the Cardinals kick off their first home game of the season on Sept. 2 against Notre Dame at 8 p.m.last_img read more

Top Movie and TV Trailers You Might Have Missed This Week

first_img TGIF. While you’re planning for the long weekend ahead, we’ve rounded up the top movie and TV trailers that you might have missed during the week.Guillermo Del Toro’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is the ultimate summer fright fest, while Marvel’s Jessica Jones is introducing a whip-smart villain for its third and final season. From 20th Century Fox’s race car flick Ford v. Ferrari to Disney’s The Lion King, here are the top movies and TV shows to keep on your radar.Ad AstraAstronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) is sent to deep space to crack a cosmic mystery and solve the disappearance of his dad in Ad Astra. This sci-fi thriller will premiere in theaters on Sept. 20.Scary Stories to Tell in the DarkThe Jangly Man, a corpse with a missing toe, and a killer scarecrow are coming to haunt your nightmares in Guillermo Del Toro’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, which hits theaters on Aug. 9.Carnival RowSet in a Victorian fantasy world, Carnival World follows a detective and fairy who have a dangerous affair at a time where humans and magic folk don’t mix. Season One of the fantasy series, which stars Cara Delevingne and Orlando Bloom, will air on Amazon Prime starting Aug. 30.Ford v. FerrariThe battle for the greatest race car is on in Ford v. Ferrari, a suspenseful film where American car designer Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) and British-born driver Ken Miles (Christian Bale) team up to take on Enzo Ferrari’s vehicles at a European competition. Ford v. Ferrari will debut in theaters on Nov. 15.Lion KingBeyoncé stars as Nala in Disney’s The Lion King, and this week, fans were finally gifted with a trailer featuring her voice talents as the powerful lioness who convinces Simba to come back to Pride Rock. The Lion King hits theaters on July 19.Marvel’s Jessica Jones Marvel’s Jessica Jones is ready for its third and final season, which hits Netflix on June 14: This time, the private eye will have to face a highly-intelligent psychopath, who aims to destroy her anti-crime reputation in Hell’s Kitchen.Them That FollowAppalachia is home to sinister activity in Them That Follow, a thriller film where believers of God have to handle venomous snakes to prove their faith. When a pastor’s daughter Mara (Alice Englert) uncovers a secret about her church, things get chaotic. The movie, which also stars Thomas Mann, Walton Goggins, and Olivia Colman, will debut in theaters on Aug. 2.Jurassic World: Camp CretaceousDinosaurs are coming to Netflix: The streaming service and DreamWorks Animation are collaborating on a new animated series, Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, which will premiere sometime next year.More on Geek.com:‘Marvel’s Jessica Jones’ Final Season Trailer Welcomes a Genius Villain‘Ad Astra’ Sci-Fi Film Trailer: Brad Pitt Tackles a Big Cosmic Mystery‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ Film Trailer Teases Bone-Chilling Tales Stay on target Vintage Shelf: Spike Lee Brings the Heat in ‘Do The Right Thing…Top Movie and TV Trailers You Might Have Missed This Week last_img read more

Our Sun A Little Slow On the Uptake for Cycle 24

first_img Explore further Citation: Our Sun: A Little Slow On the Uptake for Cycle 24 (2009, April 27) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-04-sun-uptake.html Current Image of Sun-April 26, 2009. Via: Mauna Loa Solar Observatory In fact, according to the Hinode (Solar-B) project and the High Altitude Observatory in Boulder, Colorado and other experts on the Sun, Solar Cycle 24 is beginning slowly. Current thinking aided by sophisticated equipment suggest more precise information is needed to connect the Mini Ice Age to low sunspot activity. Some definitions and background are necessary for a full understanding of the propositions advanced.Sunspot Cycles:A sunspot is visible from Earth without the aid of a telescope and is identified as a dark spot on the Sun’s surface. It is a dark spot because it is cooler than the rest of the Sun, with a temperature running 4,000 K compared to the rest of the Sun’s surface material which runs over 5,800 K. The brightness factor of sunspots compared to the rest of the Sun’s surface is relative. A sunspot if excised from the Sun would shine as bright as the Moon. The Sunspot is noted for intense magnetic activity which inhibits convection and results in the reduced temperature.Sunspot Cycles recordings were first made by Chinese astronomers in 800 B.C. Early mystics and astrologers kept track of Sunspots because it was believed the activity of the Sun foretold important events. Soon after the telescope was discovered in the 1600s scientists were able to observe and record the Sun’s 27-day rotation, but there were mixed theories on the spots on the Sun’s surface. Some thought the spots were dark clouds in the atmosphere of the Sun while others thought the spots represented undiscovered planets crossing the Sun’s surface. German astronomer Samuel Schwabe discovered the increase and decrease of yearly sunspot counts in 1843 and guessed the cycle length to be around 10-years. His work was enhanced by French physicists Foucault and Fizeau and they captured the first photographs of the Sun and sunspots in 1845. Their work was followed by the discovery in 1852 that the period of the sunspot cycle coincided with a period of geomagnetic activity on Earth. The Sun-Earth connection was made and the founding of space weather science debuted. A very recent article carried by the BBC called, ‘Quiet Sun Baffling Astronomers’ sent me in a twitter of research activity. The BBC article’s head notes include “The Sun is the Dimmest It Has Been for Nearly A Century” and a suggestion we could be possibly looking at another Maunder Minimum which occurred in the mid-seventeenth century and lasted some 70-years which some believe led to a mini ice age causing havoc throughout North America and Europe.center_img 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. The period of 1645 to 1715 called the Mauder Minimum is noted for a period where there were very few sunspots and a corresponding bitter cold Winters in Europe and North American. This period on Earth is known as the Little Ice Age. Parenthetically, drawing a direct cause and effect relationship between the two events is the subject of heated debate among scientists. The Medieval Maximum period occurred in 1100 to 1250 marked by unusually warm temperatures on Earth and a very high level of solar activity and sunspots. The Dalton Minimum occurred in the 1800s and is noted for fairly low sunspot activity and cooler temperatures on Earth. Since 1900, with the exception of very recent history, scientists have called the relatively high sunspot count a period called the Modern Maximum. Current Thinking:Cooperation between NASA, EESA, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, HAO, The Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Hinode (Solar-B). IAC and counterparts around the globe have de-mystified and almost laid to rest previously advanced ideas about the Sun-Earth link and sunspots. Dr. Peter Gilman’s, the recipient of the prestigious Hale Prize from the American Astronomical Society has spent four-decades researching the Sun’s different rotation discovered what is known as the Butterflydiagrams. This pattern was developed by plotting the sunspots from the Sun’s poles towards its equator during what is considered presently to be the 11-year solar cycle. His collaborative work with Mausumi Dikpati intends to produce a unified theory of the solar cycle and elaborate on his ‘active longitudes’ work where magnetic fields are strong and sunspots recur over time. Other work concludes that during peak sunspot solar cycles a great bundle of plasma escapes from the Sun. This coronal mass ejection. (CME) accelerates through the corona quickly. If it is pointed at the Earth, the CME will irradiate everything in its path, disrupt radio signals, interrupt circuitries in satellites, knock out power grids on Earth and generally create a beautiful disruptive high-altitude auroras. Most experts in the Solar-Earth and Space Weather field agree with HAO, Boulder’s scientists finding in 2004 that more work needs to be done to show a direct correlation between historical data of the various epic low sunspots or high sunspot periods and Earth’s Little Ice Age or Medieval Maximum. It could be a combination of a cold snap and warming trend on Earth in combination with the dormant or active sunspot activity. Research is on going. BBC’s Confusion Over Low Sunspot Period and Global Dimming:A period of low activity in sunspots on the Sun’s surface is not the same as the theory of Global Dimming or the dimming of the Sun. The English Scientist Gerry Stanhill discovered while working in Israel a marked decrease in the amount of sunlight reaching the Earth’s surface. In the USA, a 10-percent decrease, the former Soviet Union, nearly 30-percent and globally a decrease in sunlight reaching Earth. The mainstream opinion on the cause of Global Dimming is the increased presence in the atmosphere of particulate matter and aerosols from burning fossil fuels and other human activity. In the Global Dimming scenario, the polluted matter acts like a mirror reflecting back into the space the Sun’s rays. The effect on Earth is drought, crop damage and potentially harm to human health. In Conclusion:Strong evidence points to a connection between weather on Earth and activity on the Sun. The Hinode (Solar-B) satellite was launched in 2006 from Japan carrying three different telescopes on board and was placed on a heliosynchronous orbit that allows it to track the solar disc and perform detailed observations. Tracking the sunspot cycles began in the early 1700s with what is called Cycle 1. According to the latest from Hinode (Solar-B) log, the current “Cycle 24 is Beginning Slowly”. They reference Cycle 23 which peaked in 2001 and while shorter in duration than most, showed some of the largest Sun flares ever recorded. Some are predicting Cycle 24 is going to be a Hot Tamale (at its peak) when it kicks into gear sometime in 2009 or 2010. For More Info:Hinode Solar-B; solarb.msfc.nasa.gov/ Predicting the Strength of solar cycle 24 using a flux transport; http://192.211.16.13/z/zita/articles/Dik06GRLMar.pdf HAO, Boulder Colorado; www.hao.ucar.eduBBC Article; news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8008473.stm Our Sun: A Little Slow On the Uptake for Cycle 24© 2009 PhysOrg.com The Sun Shows Signs of Lifelast_img read more

Gas marbles able to roll around in the hand could be used

first_img PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen Liquid marbles can be caused to move with laser light (w/ Video) Hard outside, soft inside. The plastic shell of a gas marble can withstand at least 10 times atmospheric pressure, with no volume increase. Credit: Y. Timounay/UPE, via Physics Citation: Gas marbles able to roll around in the hand could be used to store gasses (2017, June 7) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-06-gas-marbles-gasses.html 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 © 2017 Phys.orgcenter_img The invention, like many others, came about by accident, the researchers report, as grad student Yousra Timounay was experimenting with the properties of little plastic balls in water. She discovered that when adding soap and using a rectangular mesh to retrieve the balls, a bubble would form just as it did with regular soap bubbles. But the microspheres appeared, too, covering the entire surface of the bubble. She and her colleagues named the result “gas marbles.”Further study of the gas marbles has not revealed the low-level process involved in their formation, though the researchers note that the microspheres were held together as a group by a liquid meniscus due to surface tension. They also found that they could insert a syringe into the marbles without popping them. They found that they could contain air up to 10 times atmospheric pressure before bursting and that they did not grow in size as would be expected. They also found they could reduce the pressure up to 10 times below atmospheric pressure before a marble collapsed—again, with no changes in size of the sphere.The team reports that the gas marbles are strong enough to withstand being rolled around the palm of the hand, so long as it is done carefully. They suggest the gas marbles could possibly be used to force foam to stabilize or to store other gases. The team plans to continue studying the gas marbles starting with experiments designed to better understand the permeability of the spheres to determine which sorts of gases they may hold. They will also be looking into how long the marbles will last under various conditions before the water holding them together evaporates. More information: Yousra Timounay et al, Gas Marbles: Much Stronger than Liquid Marbles, Physical Review Letters (2017). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.118.228001ABSTRACTEnwrapping liquid droplets with hydrophobic particles allows the manufacture of so-called “liquid marbles” [Aussillous and Quéré Nature (London) 411, 924 (2001); Mahadevan Nature (London)411, 895 (2001)]. The recent intensive research devoted to liquid marbles is justified by their very unusual physical and chemical properties and by their potential for various applications, from microreactors to water storage, including water pollution sensors [Bormashenko Curr. Opin. Colloid Interface Sci. 16, 266 (2011)]. Here we demonstrate that this concept can be successfully applied for encapsulating and protecting small gas pockets within an air environment. Similarly to their liquid counterparts, those new soft-matter objects, that we call “gas marbles,” can sustain external forces. We show that gas marbles are surprisingly tenfold stronger than liquid marbles and, more importantly, they can sustain both positive and negative pressure differences. This magnified strength is shown to originate from the strong cohesive nature of the shell. Those interesting properties could be exploited for imprisoning valuable or polluted gases or for designing new aerated materials. Play The procedure for producing a gas marble. Credit: Y. Timounay et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. (2017) via Physcis (Phys.org)—A trio of researchers with Université Paris-Est has discovered a new type of spherical bubble—called a gas marble, it is similar to bubbles made with soap, but has a coating of much smaller polystyrene microspheres. In their paper published in the journal Physical Review Letters, the team describes how their discovery came about, some of the properties of the spheres, and possible uses for them. Journal information: Physical Review Letterslast_img read more

Five out of eight militant outfits in Assam declared banned State govt

first_imgThere are eight militant outfits in Assam with five of them declared as banned organisations, Panchayat Minister Rockybul Hussain said in the Assembly on Monday.Replying on behalf of Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi who holds the Home portfolio to a question of Ali Hossain (AIUDF), Hussain said the banned organisations are ULFA-Independent, NDFB-Songbijit, Kamatapur Liberation Organisation (KLO), CPI-Maobadi and Harkat-ul-Muzahideen (HuM).The eight underground outfits are ULFA-I, NDFB-S, KLO, CPI-Maobadi, HuM, Karbi Peoples Liberation Tigers (KPLT), Muslim United Liberation Army (MULTA) and Jamaat-ul- Mujahideen- Assam Module (JMB).last_img read more

Top writers honoured at RECVoW awards

first_imgREC Limited, the Navratna power sector financier, presented the REC-VoW awards to authors for literary excellence on November 25 at the Valley of Word (VoW) Literature and Arts festival in Dehradun.The REC-VoW awards were given in four categories. The award for the best English fiction book was presented to Jerry Pinto’s ‘Murder in Mahim’ while that for the best English non-fiction went to Rajiv Dogra for ‘Durand’s Curse: A line across the pathan heart’. Kamal Kishore Goyanka received the award for the best Hindi non-fiction book for ‘Premchand Ki Kahani Yatra Aur Bhartiyata’. Gillian Wright was awarded for her book ‘Mishti, the Mirzapuri Labrador: urf Mishti ke Karname’ in the writings for Children/Young Adults category. The awards were presented to the recipients by Dr P V Ramesh, Chairman and Managing Director, REC. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”While REC has been playing a key role in illuminating lives through financing and development in the power sector, presenting these awards gives us an opportunity to be engaged in the illumination of the minds.”, says Dr Ramesh The REC-VoW awards had received 200 entries in different categories. Almost all the major publishers in Hindi and English sent in books published in the calendar year 2017 for the consideration of the REC-VoW awards. The second edition of the Valley of Words festival was held in Dehradun from 23-25 November, and featured over 200 authors in over sixty sessions, including 27 book launches, conversations, debates, poetry readings, and exhibitions, besides cultural programs and curated walks.last_img read more

Three months of roadworks begin today

first_imgGet the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Roadworks to improve a busy junction have started today – with temporary traffic lights set to be in place for several months. Two-way temporary traffic lights will be in place while work takes place at the junction between the A519 Newcastle Road junction with Sturbridge Lane in Eccleshall, with the scheme expected to be completed by July 20. The £650,000 scheme will see the improved to ease turning and improve safety for traffic accessing Raleigh Hall Industrial Estate – with the work being paid for by the estate owner. Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet support member for highways and transport Helen Fisher said: “Raleigh Hall is a busy industrial estate and is another important contributor into Staffordshire’s economy. “We want to support its businesses and improve traffic flow to the site. These junction improvements will make turning off or onto the A519 safer and improve traffic flow along the road. “Better access to industrial sites is important to business and also to the communities around them. There will be some delays due to the temporary signals so we’d like to thank people for their patience while work is carried out.” Want to keep up to date with the latest traffic and travel news?Each day Stoke-on-Trent Live journalists bring you the latest news on the roads and railways across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire, South Cheshire and further afield to help keep you on the move. For the very latest updates on roads including the M6, A500, A50 and more, visit our dedicated traffic and travel news channel here. We also run a live news feed each weekday, which you can access on our website’s homepage from 7am to 9pm from Monday to Friday. And for more as-we-get-it updates on the roads across the region and beyond, join The Sentinel’s traffic and travel Facebook group here.last_img read more

Once again helping the less fortunate

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite The team distributed 100 cups of hot soup and bread, and issued each person with a book to broaden their knowledge and understanding of walking a better and safer life trusting in God’s presence. A special thank you goes to the Royal Hotel, Mr Richard Lee and Mrs Lee for providing the transportation and meals that reach these nodal venues twice a week.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! Project Cornerstone and team once again visited an underprivileged area in Ezakheni C-Section and Watersmeet, bringing warmth and the love of God to those present, despite the cold winter mornings. The team, under the guidance of Mr Bihaspat, engaged in a purposeful and driven programme ordained to encourage people and motivate members of the community. The day’s visit commenced with a musical session, singing songs of gratitude and appreciation, and giving heartfelt thanks to God for a daily healthy living. An impactful message was imparted as a pillar of strength and hope, as Mr Bihaspat stated: “We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair if we have faith and belief that through prayer, we can accomplish our heart’s desire for, above all else, guard your heart, for it is the well-being of life.” last_img read more

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first_img 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 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 Related Content 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. Virginia has amended its breast density inform law to include language in information given to patients explaining the risk of dense breast tissue.Originally signed into law by Gov. Bob McDonnell in 2012, the amendment strengthens the density notification to women and is modeled after laws in New York and California. The amendment to the law becomes effective July 1, 2013.”I felt density notification, which did not include mention of density as a risk factor, was insufficient. This amendment now gives Virginia women a more complete understanding of their density and its inherent risks, and it lets them know that they can discuss further screening with their physicians. I am grateful to Del. Orrock for his work on the bill last session and to Del. Filler-Corn for her efforts on the amendment this session,” said advocate Cathy Tatusko. “The amendment ensures that many more Virginia women will be spared my fate, and it makes Virginia another leading state with respect to this life-saving legislation that is now sweeping the country.”For more information: http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?131+ful+CHAP0282 FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 | March 22, 2013 Virginia Amends its Breast Density Notification Law Amendment strengthens density notification to women and is modeled after laws in New York and California 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 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 read more 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 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 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 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 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. Image courtesy of Imago Systems 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).last_img read more