Trump, citing no evidence, accuses Obama of plot to wiretap Trump Tower

first_imgPresident Donald Trump on Saturday angrily accused former president Barack Obama of orchestrating a “Nixon/Watergate” plot to tap the phones at his Trump Tower headquarters in the run-up to last fall’s election, providing no evidence to support his explosive claim and drawing a flat denial from Obama’s office.Leveling the extraordinary allegation about his predecessor in a series of four early morning tweets, Trump said Obama had been “wire tapping” his New York offices and suggested that the former president had meddled with the “very sacred election process.” Obama’s supposed actions, Trump said, amounted to McCarthyism.“Bad (or sick) guy!” the 45th president tweeted about the 44th, insisting that the surveillance efforts resulted in “nothing found.”Senior U.S. officials with knowledge of a wide-ranging federal investigation into Russian interference in the election, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss classified information, said Saturday that there had been no wiretap of Trump.Kevin Lewis, a spokesman for Obama, said in a statement: “A cardinal rule of the Obama Administration was that no White House official ever interfered with any independent investigation led by the Department of Justice. As part of that practice, neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any U.S. citizen. Any suggestion otherwise is simply false.”last_img read more

Huaweis Android replacement is named Harmony

first_img Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrier • Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? For the first time, #HarmonyOS will have a verified TEE (Trusted Execution Environment). Improving connected security across multiple smart devices in a connected all-scenario world #HDC2019 pic.twitter.com/o1TF54Hjkc— Huawei Mobile (@HuaweiMobile) August 9, 2019 Huawei’s homegrown OS faces a steep uphill climb See All Comments reading • Huawei unveils its Android replacement and names it ‘Harmony’ Huawei has been a target of the US lawmakers over concerns about its coziness with the Chinese government and fears that its equipment could be used to spy on other countries and companies. This was the basis of Trump’s May blacklisting of the company, which barred it from using US products and would mean no access to Android. Huawei has repeatedly said those fears are unfounded, and Trump has since said he’ll reverse the ban.Just like Apple does at WWDC, Huawei also revealed details about the next iteration of its phone software, EMUI 10. (EMUI is Huawei’s modified version of Android which, as above, the company will stick with for now.)EMUI10, which will ship with the upcoming Mate 30 phones, will also focus on cross-device compatibility, and will be able to integrate with smart TVs, laptops, cars and even drones. Calls received by an EMUI 10 phone can be answered through a smart TV, for instance, and your phone screen can be beamed onto a laptop display. “With software, we are combing the laptop and the phone into a new device,” Wang Chenglu, said Huawei’s software head. Apple Mobile Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it 6 HarmonyOS has just been announced at #HDC2019! How are we going to build an all-scenario smart ecosystem and experience? How will we overcome the challenges of future OS for connected things? Stayed tuned with us to find out. pic.twitter.com/x7ZbgcEy2d— Huawei Mobile (@HuaweiMobile) August 9, 2019 Google Huawei Apple Share your voice Enlarge Image Fred Dufour / AFP/Getty Images Since being blacklisted in May by US President Donald Trump, Huawei has been rumoured to be working on its own operating system. We’ve heard that it’s called Hongmeng, that it’s designed to work across smart devices and power Huawei’s phones as an alternative to Google’s Android. On Friday Huawei revealed most of that to be true. At its Huawei Developer Conference (HDC), it made its new operating system official: HarmonyOS.Speaking at HDC, CEO of Huawei’s Consumer Business Group Richard Yu said HarmonyOS is ready to run on phones, but “for the consideration of partnership and ecosystem” Huawei won’t be using it on phones just yet. Yu did say, though, that if the company isn’t able to use Google’s Android operating system, HarmonyOS is ready to go.Migrating from Android to HarmonyOS, Yu said, would only take a few days. The operating system will support a variety of app languages, including Android, Linux and HTML5. Yu also revealed that HarmonyOS, like Android, will be open source. That means developers can take HarmonyOS and modify it for their hardware, a feature which has formed the foundation of Android’s success. HarmonyOS will first come to smart TVs and other “smart screen” devices later this year, and in the coming years it will migrate to car infotainment systems, wearables and more.  Tags Now playing: Watch this: 1:23last_img read more

Dunleavy taps Sean Parnell for gas line advice

first_imgGov.-elect Mike Dunleavy’s transition team will receive advice from former Republican Gov. Sean Parnell on a proposed gas pipeline.Listen nowGov.-elect Mike Dunleavy announces his transition policy council at the Security Aviation hangar in Anchorage. Nov. 9, 2018. (Photo by Andrew Kitchenman/KTOO and Alaska Public Media)Gov. Bill Walker has made advancing a gas line one of his signature efforts. But it will be Walker’s predecessor that Dunleavy’s transition will be turning to as a special adviser on the project.Transition chairman Tuckerman Babcock said Parnell is well-positioned for the work. He made the announcement at a press conference Friday in the hangar at Security Aviation in Anchorage.“No one knows more about the project than the former governor,” Babcock said. “Sean Parnell, in his previous work on AK LNG (Alaska Liquefied Natural Gas), moved the project along to a point it had really never reached before. And he stands ready to evaluate where we are as we move forward and advise the governor-elect.”Babcock also announced Dick Randolph will advise the transition on constitutional amendments. He led the effort to abolish Alaska’s income tax in 1980.Dunleavy has supported guaranteeing permanent fund dividends in the constitution. And he’s suggested the state should limit revenue for state government in the constitution. He’s pointed to Colorado as a potential inspiration for an amendment. Colorado requires voter approval for any tax increases.And Dunleavy wants to lower the spending limit in the state constitution.Colorado also requires that voters approve any spending increases higher than the combination of population growth and inflation.Dunleavy announced the transition policy council will have two co-chairman: John Moller, a Juneau commercial fisherman who was senior rural affairs advisor to Parnell, and Brett Huber, who managed his campaign and will be a senior policy advisor in the administration.Moller said the transition will examine the role of the tribal advisory council formed by Walker. Moller noted that Dunleavy has proposed a rural sub-cabinet that could serve a similar objective.Huber said Alaskans can provide their ideas about how to implement Dunleavy’s agenda.“We’re already hearing comments from Alaskans as to how best to help put this plan in place,” Moller said.Alaskans can submit their ideas through the transition website, governormikedunleavy.com.The transition will not have separate teams working on each policy area like previous transitions have had, according to Babcock. Instead, the policy council will form separate advisory teams as needed. Babcock says the council’s role is to take the policy statements that Dunleavy made during the campaign and flesh them out for the commissioners of each state government department.State Rep. Dan Saddler, whose term ends in January, will serve as the policy council’s executive director.Dunleavy said much work needs to be done in the next three-and-a-half weeks.“We have a very short window, a very short timeframe, to do this,” Dunleavy said.Dunleavy will be sworn in on Dec. 3.last_img read more

Provide lighting in NTR complex cellar Civic chief

Provide lighting in NTR complex cellar Civic chief

first_imgVijayawada: VMC Commissioner Prasanna Venkatesh ordered the concerned officials to provide lighting facility in Dr NTR Shopping Complex cellar parking area and speed up the lift and escalator works in the complex.As part of the city visit, the commissioner on Thursday visited Dr NTR shopping complex. On observing that there was no proper lighting provided in cellar parking area, the commissioner ordered the officials concerned to provide lighting facility and issue notice to organiser to provide smart parking facility besides maintaining cleanliness and hygiene. He also observed the works of lift and escalator and ordered the concerned officials to complete the works at the earliest.last_img read more

Saudi women can rev up motorbikes trucks after driving ban lifted

Saudi women can rev up motorbikes trucks after driving ban lifted

first_imgSaudi women walk at a market in Riyadh. ReutersSaudi women will not only be allowed to get behind the wheel of a car for the first time next summer, they will also be able to ride motorcycles and drive trucks, the information ministry said on Monday.In September, King Salman issued a decree ordering an end by next year to the kingdom’s ban on women drivers, a conservative tradition seen by rights campaigners as an emblem of women’s suppression.The ministry’s international communications centre tweeted information from the department of traffic, using graphics to make clear that women would be allowed to drive both motorbikes and trucks.It said harassment of female drivers would not be tolerated and there would be no discrimination between men and women in enforcing traffic laws and regulations.Women with international driving licenses can hit the road without going to local driving schools, the tweet said.For more than 25 years, women activists have campaigned to be allowed to drive, defiantly taking to the road, petitioning the king and posting videos of themselves at the wheel on social media. The protests brought arrests and harassment.The deeply conservative Muslim kingdom has announced a raft of reforms recently, from lifting a 35-year-old ban on cinemas this month to allowing women into sports stadiums next year.The economic and social reform program led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman aims to open up cloistered lifestyles, shaped in part by a strict, conservative version of Sunni Islam that limits the role of women.Despite some steps forward, the gender-segregated nation, where women are bound by law to wear long robes and a headscarf, has been criticized for its continued constraints on women.Activists have blasted the country’s guardianship system which requires a male family member to grant permission for a woman to study abroad, travel and other activities.last_img read more

Party Politics Texas Edition Ep 1 Beto O Rourke Throwing Hat In

Party Politics Texas Edition Ep 1 Beto O Rourke Throwing Hat In

first_img 00:00 /12:01 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen  This article is part of the Party Politics podcast Share X Derek StokelyParty Politics hosts Jay Aiyer and Brandon RottinghausOn this inaugural episode of Party Politics: Texas Edition cohosts Jay Aiyer and Brandon Rottinghaus bring you three hot topics in Texas political news:Democrat Beto O’ Rourke throwing his hat in the political ring against incumbent Texas Senator Ted CruzThe House and Senate can’t seem to agree on budgetary issuesGovernor Greg Abbott and his “United States of Municipalities”Then they drill down on the likelihood of democrat Beto O’ Rourke taking current Texas Senator Ted Cruz’s seat in the 2018 election. Don’t forget to check out our national episode of Party Politics too! Party Politics is produced by Dacia Clay, Edel Howlin and Laura Lucas. Our audio engineer is Todd Hulslander. last_img read more

Merging art and photography

Merging art and photography

first_imgThe theme explains Sa Re Ga Ma as the Indian musical notes depicting different life forms, dancing to the rhythm of divergent tunes of the life song in India.The artiste experimented with photography on canvas that relates with theme of exploring metaphysical consciousness in life. Her canvases included portraits, landscape, flowers and monuments. All these moments were captured by Pandey while travelling to different parts of world. The artiste believes that there is a world beyond material things, that is of spirituality hence, her pictures reflect things like the third eye concept, the seven chakras, a meditating girl and more. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’A part of the exhibition was based on nature photography depicting its tangible and non-tangible element. Pandey’s canvas makes an individual think beyond the materialistic world. It symbolise true oneness and metaphysical state.Artiste’s work was also exhibited in the United States during Summer with the same theme that reflects the different musical nodes in life. Pandey is also an international photographer and writer. Her work are published in national and international magazines. She has worked with various international development agencies working for women and children. ‘Pandey’s works have given life to inanimate forms, making them come alive,’ said Prasad Kariyawasam, high commissioner of Sri Lanka while inaugurating the event at the  Open Palm Court in IHC.last_img read more

A Ferocious Dispute Over James Bonds First Gun has Canceled an Auction

A Ferocious Dispute Over James Bonds First Gun has Canceled an Auction

first_imgA controversy over a gun used on the set of Dr. No has led an auction house to reluctantly cancel the sale of what had been billed as “James Bond’s first gun.” The firearm was listed as belonging to actor Bernard Lee, who played “M,” and reportedly used in the scene where Bond is told to upgrade his weapon.The crew needed a gun and the story goes that Lee provided his own Walther PPK. Later the firearm “was gifted to the vendor,” according to original listing.Sean Connery starred as 007 in the first five Bond films: Dr. No (1962), From Russia with Love (1963), Goldfinger (1964), Thunderball (1965), and You Only Live Twice (1967). Then appeared again as Bond in Diamonds Are Forever (1971) and Never Say Never Again (1983). Photo Credit Dutch National Archives, The Hague, Fotocollectie Algemeen Nederlands Persbureau (ANeFo), 1945-1989Last spring, Esquire magazine reported, “Lee brought it into set after a prop didn’t arrive, and a letter signed by the actor confirms that it was the ‘first ever to appear in a James Bond film.’ Auctioneer Jonathan Humber described the gun, which was fully-active and unregistered during filming, as a ‘superlative piece of British film history.’ ”Notes from the movie’s producers also confirmed the brief appearance of the weapon, which was replaced for the rest of the film by a Walther PP.However, James Bond experts say that even in the first scene when M tells Bond what gun to use, it is the Walther PP, not the PPK supposedly from Lee. They have studied freeze frames to analyze the gun.Photo by HUMBER ELLISAuctioneer Humbert said its sale was pulled “with a heavy heart.”The PPK on offer came with a signed letter from Bernard Lee, dated 1974, which explained how the gun ended up in the film. The letter was addressed to a friend accompanying the weapon as a gift.“…This Walther pistol numbered 149894 is a small piece of 007 history. As you are aware I have played the part of M in several of the James Bond films. The first of these, Doctor No contained a scene in which Sean was scolded by myself about his choice of firearm.”Dr.No Photo by Getty Images“His Beretta pistol was replaced by a Walther pistol. On the day of the take the pistol that was to be used was not going to be available, so I took into the studio and used for the scene this pistol which I have had for many years. (It was fully functional at the time, I have since removed the firing pin).”“This pistol is there for the first one ever to appear in a James Bond film. Yours very sincerely, John Bernard Lee.”Lee played the role of M in 11 Bond films, from Dr. No to Moonraker.On a James Bond site, one person posted, “It’s utter balderdash… It’s a PP in that scene. If the letter is genuine, Mr Lee was certainly exaggerating and bending certain truths.”Photo by HUMBER ELLISAnother person who consulted on an earlier auction of James Bond guns posted that he has told auctioneers which gun was used in Dr. No. “This actually meant freeze framing every time Bond’s pistol appeared on screen, in his hand, by his bed, in the sand and in his pocket.”The consultant went on to say, “There are too many examples of PPK pistols in particular appearing at major auctions claiming to be the one used by a particular actor where in reality the engraving on the pistol was not utilised by the factory until long after the actor in questions tenure as 007 had come to an end or the shape of a pistol being pre-Bond.”The Walther PP is a German pistol issued to Bond in the Ian Fleming novel, Dr. No. With the transition to film, the PP became Bond’s primary weapon and was featured until 1997 and Tomorrow Never Dies.Read another story from us: 7 Intriguing Surprises about James BondHumbert told the BBC, “Given such a tide of differing opinion, the only course was to regretfully withdraw it, pending further diligence and investigation. Even the experts cannot agree.”The pistol was estimated to fetch £80,000 at Humbert and Ellis auctioneers on December 6, 2018.last_img read more

Tom Daley pulls out of Commonwealth Games event because of injury

Tom Daley pulls out of Commonwealth Games event because of injury

first_imgDaley took the gold medal in the men’s 10m platform event at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi in 2010 and Glasgow in 2014. However, a hip injury he sustained during training and ‘on-going medical issues’ has led him to pull out of defending his title.He will still compete with diving partner Dan Goodfellow in Friday’s synchronised event. The pair will be undertaking easier dives than those expected of solo divers.‘This is a real disappointment for me’In a statement, Daley said, ‘I have been training so hard for the Commonwealth Games, so this is a real disappointment for me.’‘The hardest thing for any athlete is coping with an injury, especially when it means they can’t compete in what they have been working towards.‘I continue training for the 10m synchronised diving event alongside Dan.’Sports-wise, Daley has had a tough 2018 so far. A concussion sustained in March meant he had to take a break from training in the run-up to this month’s Games on the Gold Coast in Australia. He also fell ill with pneumonia earlier in the year.Away from the pool, however, Daley and husband Dustin Lance Black are looking forward to welcoming their first child into the world. The high-profile gay couple announced they are to become parents with mutual social media postings on Valentine’s Day. Daley has also used his trip to Australia to continue his LGBTI advocacy work. Queensland Police yesterday tweeted a photo of him with one of its LGBTI liaison officers.‘A perfect 10 for @TomDaley1994 today! Thanks for taking the time to meet one of our #LGBTI liaison officers. Two champions for inclusion & diversity.’A perfect 10 for @TomDaley1994 today! Thanks for taking the time to meet one of our #LGBTI liaison officers. Two champions for inclusion & diversity. #GC2018 #GC2018Diving pic.twitter.com/0yrtifCSeK— Queensland Police (@QldPolice) April 8, 2018See alsoTom Daley on how impending fatherhood has changed him Tom Daley (Photo: @tomdaley | Instagram) eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Tom Daley has pulled out of an event at the Commonwealth Games in Australia because of a hip injury. GAYSTARNEWS- Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/tom-daley-games-injury/last_img read more

Frozen Vegetables Market Expected to Reach 388457 Million by 2025

Frozen Vegetables Market Expected to Reach 388457 Million by 2025
first_imgAccording to a new report published by Allied Market Research, titled, Frozen Vegetables Market by Product, End User, and Distribution Channel: Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2017-2023, the global frozen vegetables market was valued at $25,179 million in 2016, and is projected to reach $34,973 million by 2023, registering a CAGR of 4.7% from 2017 to 2023. In 2016, the frozen corn segment accounted for approximately one-third share of the global market, in terms of both value and volume.Download sample copy of Report with TOC@ https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/frozen-vegetables-marketThe freezing procedure preserves the vegetables for an extended time period without any preservatives and prevents microbial growth that may cause food decomposition. The ability to preserve the food by freezing has enabled the producer to make their products available to consumers anywhere worldwide. Vegetables such as asparagus, broccoli, green peas, mushrooms, spinach, corn, green beans can be made available to consumers in all seasons by freezing them.A hectic lifestyle and high disposable income of individuals have increased the popularity of convenience food, which drives the frozen vegetable market. Growth of the retail network in emerging economies, such as India, China, Brazil, has led to increased availability of frozen vegetables, supplementing the market growth. However, negative perception of consumers related to nutritional content of frozen food, high cost of freezing technology, and poor freezing facilities in semi-urban and rural areas may impede the market growth.In 2016, the frozen corn segment generated the highest revenue, registering a CAGR of 6.0% from 2017 to 2023. Frozen corns are used at the commercial level via quick service restaurants (QSRs) such as McDonald`s, Burger King, Pizza Hut, Dominos, and Subway.Direct Purchase this Report@ https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/checkout/277939Key Findings of the Frozen Vegetables Market:Asia-Pacific is expected to grow at the highest CAGR of 7.0% from 2017 to 2023, followed by LAMEA, in terms of value.In 2016, the frozen broccoli segment accounted for one-tenth share, in terms of value, and is expected to grow at a significant CAGR of 5.8%.U.S. generated the highest revenue, accounting for approximately one-fifth share of the global market in 2016.In 2016, retail customers end-user segment generated the highest revenue, and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.8%.In 2016, Europe generated the highest revenue, accounting for approximately two-fifths market share, in terms of value.In terms of value, Asia-Pacific and LAMEA collectively contributed approximately one-third share of the global market in 2016. The rise in number of supermarkets/hypermarkets and growing food service industry in Asia-Pacific and LAMEA region drives the market growth.The key players operating in the global frozen vegetable market are Cargill Incorporated, Cullise, Folba Oil Limited SDN, Mackintosh of Glendaveny, Ola Oils, Pacific Coast Canola, RISOIL S.A., ConAgra Foods Inc., Yorkshire Frozen Vegetable, and The Archer Daniels Midland Company.Access Full Report@ https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/frozen-vegetables-marketContact Us:David Correa5933 NE Win Sivers Drive#205, Portland, OR 97220United StatesToll Free (USA/Canada):+1-800-792-5285, +1-503-894-6022, +1-503-446-1141UK: +44-845-528-1300Hong Kong: +852-301-84916India (Pune): +91-20-66346060Fax: +1-855-550-5975Web: https://www.alliedmarketresearch.comlast_img

You Can Experience More Than Double the Battery Life on Galaxy S9

You Can Experience More Than Double the Battery Life on Galaxy S9

first_imgThat’s just what the Zero Lemon 5,200mAh Li-polymer wrapper will do. Please remember that the case is not a battery replacement, and that wouldn’t have been possible anyway as the phone is sealed. This is kind of a battery replacement that is kept in a case.The case has four colored LED lights that measure how much battery is left and has a pass-through connection which means you will not have to take the case off for charging the phone. Of course, there is a little trade-off here. The case will make the phone thicker and taller, but that is something that can be overlooked for the extensively prolonged battery life.You can click on the link for more details if you wish.Buy the ZeroLemon battery case for the Galaxy S9+ Share Tweet Submit Unlike Apple, Samsung doesn’t make official battery cases for its smartphones. Thankfully, we can count on third-party companies to do that. ZeroLemon came up with some quality and affordable cases for flagships like Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, and Note 8. Now, ZeroLemon has prepared a case for Samsung’s latest flagship, the Galaxy S9+.However, the cases aren’t mere coverings for the phone, they do a lot more than protect the glass and metal chassis. Since Samsung’s Galaxy S9+ has a Quad HD+ display and the battery capacity isn’t enough, who wouldn’t like something that would double the battery life?last_img read more

GE Showcasing Analytics and Dose Monitoring Software at RSNA 2016

GE Showcasing Analytics and Dose Monitoring Software at RSNA 2016

first_img 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 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 | 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 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 Technology | Contrast Media | August 05, 2019 Bracco Receives FDA Approval for Varibar Thin Liquid for Oral Suspension Bracco Diagnostics Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for Varibar Thin Liquid (barium… read more Technology | PACS Accessories | October 24, 2016 GE Showcasing Analytics and Dose Monitoring Software at RSNA 2016 Asset Performance Management helps users analyze data to improve operations; DoseWatch Explore allows tracking, analysis and reporting of practice level CT dose data 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. October 24, 2016 — GE Healthcare will show its latest software solutions for data analytics and dose monitoring at the 2016 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting, Nov. 27-Dec. 2 in Chicago.Big data is everywhere and in healthcare, it is a reference to the vast amount of structured and unstructured data being created. But just capturing that data is no longer good enough. The key to extracting value from big data is to identify and analyze relevant and actionable information points that drive decision making. GE introduced Asset Performance Management (APM) software to help with this task.Maximizing the potential of data and analytics in healthcare is key to reducing waste, increasing financial viability for providers and offering a better patient experience through strategic analysis and process improvement. Unlocking these new insights with applications at all levels of the healthcare operation can impact levers such as reducing unplanned downtime, increasing throughput, attaining higher asset utilization, better asset lifecycle management and increasing clinical effectiveness.Beyond improving profits and cutting down on wasted overhead, the use of data and analytics in healthcare will help organizations focus on population health, curing disease, improving quality of life and avoiding preventable deaths. Models of treatment delivery are rapidly changing, and many of the decisions behind those changes are being driven by data.GE Healthcare Global Services’ Asset Performance Management solutions help customers connect their data to actionable insights that can enhance asset performance and utilization, driving clinical, financial and operational outcomes for sustainable success. The software allows users to unlock new insights from historical data and more recent performance indicators to adapt delivery model, drive clinical, financial and operational outcomes.On the dose monitoring side is DoseWatch Explore, a Web-based, cloud-deployed, introductory dose management software to track, analyze and report practice-level data for GE computed tomography (CT) systems. DoseWatch Explore provides visibility to practice level dose data, an affordable program with no IT integration and an automated tool for dose data and analytics.The software ties in to the company’s Dose Excellence Program of consulting and educational services to help customers accelerate improvement, from measuring and tracking radiation dose to managing it. Our experts will help them create a dose team and customize a multi-step plan aimed at reducing variation, managing risk, streamlining reporting and enabling quality imaging at the lowest dose possible.GE Healthcare’s technology-based MR [magnetic resonance] Performance Excellence solutions are aimed at assisting customers in improving productivity through two key offerings: first, MR Performance Assessment, which will be designed to focus on data acquisition and analysis of operational workflow and second, MR Performance Excellence Services, which will be designed to help enable customized advisory based on workflow data assessment, interpretation and analysis.For more information: www.gehealthcare.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享center_img News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more Related Content Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more 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 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 morelast_img read more

Apple Card iPhones new payment system is now available for select users

Apple Card iPhones new payment system is now available for select users

first_imgAt its March event, Apple announced its paid subscription service, Apple Card. This is Apple’s new digital credit card which can be used for purchases and comes with simpler applications, no fees, lower interest rates, and daily rewards. Now, Apple Card is available as a  “preview rollout” since yesterday and will be broadly available to all iPhone owners in the US later this month. The Apple Card is created in partnership with Goldman Sachs and Mastercard. It is available as two options. First, as a digital card which users will be able to access by signing up on their iPhone in the Apple Wallet app.  Second, as a physical titanium card with no credit card number, CVV, expiration date, or signature. All of the authorization information is stored directly in the Apple Wallet app. The card also provides a virtual number for online merchants that don’t take Apple Pay. Users can deactivate it entirely from the Wallet app with a single tap. The preview version is available to a random group of users who have signed up to be notified about the Apple Card. The sign up will require iOS 12.4, address, birthday, income level, and last four digits of their Social Security number. This information is sent to Goldman Sachs, which will approve or decline an application in real-time. Users would also need to enable two-factor authentication. They are also not allowed to modify their Apple device or jailbreak it. The card makes use of machine learning and Apple Maps to label stores and to categorize them based on color. Users can easily track purchases in the Wallet app across categories like “food and drink” or “shopping.” It also has a rewards program, “Daily Cash,” which adds 2 percent of the daily purchase amount in cash to your Apple Cash account, also within the Wallet app. Though, purchases made through the physical card will get just 1 percent cashback. Apple has although faced criticism for its variable APR (Annual Percentage Rate) which starts at 12.99 percent and goes up to 24.24 percent. John Gruber from Daring Fireball wrote, “Variable APRs range from 13.24% to 24.24% based on creditworthiness. Rates as of March 2019.” What a crock of shit this “low-interest rates” line is. Those interest rates are usury, right in line with the rest of the credit card industry. 24% interest ought to be criminal, and 13% is not “low”.” Apple is quite cautious of the card’s privacy features and will store the spending, tracking and other information directly on the device. Jennifer Bailey, VP of Apple Pay said, “Apple doesn’t know what you bought, where you bought it, and how much you paid for it. Goldman Sachs will never sell your data to third parties for marketing and advertising.” Apple Card also signifies a transition from devices to services. In light of the recent news of Apple’s iPhone sales dwindling, the company is now shifting its focus to other means of revenue growth to keep its consumers occupied in the world of Apple. Apart from Apple card, these include smart home devices, streaming service, and Apple Arcade. You can sign up to be notified of the release of the card on Apple.com Read Next Apple’s March Event: Apple changes gears to services, is now your bank, news source, gaming zone, and TV Apple advanced talks with Intel to buy its smartphone modem chip business for $1 billion. OpenID Foundation questions Apple’s Sign-In feature, says it has security and privacy riskslast_img read more

Countdown to Ladysmith air show

Countdown to Ladysmith air show

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Local businessman and Ladysmith Flying Club president Larry van der Merwe, said, “As president of the Ladysmith Flying Club and owner of Rainbow Airschool Ladysmith, I am thrilled that Ladysmith is having an air show after so many years. This effort by the KZN Winter Air Tour will certainly put aviation in the spotlight in Ladysmith and hopefully encourage our youth to find aviation related careers. We have pledged our full support to this event and will assist in every way possible. The public is going to enjoy world-class entertainment at our airfield, free of charge, thanks to this wonderful initiative.”The Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce & Industry agrees. Chamber manager Jennifer Wallace said, “We welcome any initiatives to promote our town and we are excited that Ladysmith has for the first time been included in the KZN Winter Air Tour.”Another first for the tour is that this will be the first air show where the SA Army will be getting involved and mobilising troops for the event. Along with the army, the lineup includes MX2 and Impala aerobatics, Chipmunk and Yak displays.The show will begin at 10am, breaking for lunch between 12pm and 1pm when the public will be able to walk around the aircraft and get an up-close experience with certain displays. The show will conclude at 4pm.The development programme will take place before the show. For more information, visit www.kznwinterairtour.co.za Excitement looms as businesses and the community brace themselves for the air show of the decade, as the KZN Winter Air Tour ‘ascends’ to Ladysmith. An array of aircraft will touch down at the community airfield for the show on Saturday, May 24. Free to the public, the show offers a day of piloted performances from around the country. It promises to be a fun family day out, so get your picnic blankets ready to see the sky come alive. Incredible displays of aerobatics, jet planes and parabats are set to enthrall the community at large.“The KZN Treasury are very privileged to be supporting this air show in Ladysmith,” said Dr Clive Coetzee, general manager of Infrastructure Management & Economic Services at the KZN Provincial Treasury. “We are excited about the show and hope to see thousands of locals there. We are also very encouraged by the support provided by the municipality. The air show is a platform for young people to learn about the world of aviation and to showcase the Ladysmith airfield,” Coetzee concluded. As the first air show for Ladysmith in 15 years, the tour is ‘flying’ up to its motto and certainly “taking aviation to the people”.last_img read more

December 24 2010HAPPY HOLIDAYS to friends and fam

first_imgDecember 24, 2010HAPPY HOLIDAYS to friends and family near and far.[photo: David DeGomez & text: sue]At Arcosanti, the first of many holiday parties was on December 16. The cafe was decorated in all kinds of wreaths and bows with lights and ribbons hanging off every available ledge or surface.[photo: YoungSoo Kim & text: Anita Baker]The menu for the holiday dinner was potluck appetizers, snacks and desserts with everyone’s favorite: Melanie’s Special Extra Cheesy Mac N Cheese,  green beans and salad bar. Beverages included champagne and Bambu’s handmade-homemade raspberry cider.  Paolo Soleri was in attendance passing out the holiday bonuses and gifts.Here we see Paolo Soleri receiving a surprise as an elf looks on.[photo: YoungSoo Kim & text: Anita Baker]last_img read more

EAC and government clash over solar park

EAC and government clash over solar park

first_imgA dispute is escalating between state-run power company EAC and the government over the former’s intention to create a solar park in Akrotiri, and the latter’s opposition to the project.EAC chairman Andreas Marangos has gone as far as to publicly dub the energy ministry’s disagreement “a hostile act” against the power utility.The EAC wants to self-finance and operate a 20MW photovoltaic (PV) power station inside the Sovereign Base Area (SBA) of Akrotiri, in what it says will reduce its own generation costs and ultimately benefit consumers as well.The proposed location is close to the SBA’s airport, on land belonging to the Limassol bishopric. The park would take up an area of approximately 300,000 square metres.The notion was first floated about three years ago, and it’s understood the energy ministry has been unsympathetic all along.Matters came to a head a few days ago after Marangos made his “hostility” comments to a local daily, which drew a censure from Stelios Chimonas, the permanent secretary of the energy ministry.In a letter addressed to the EAC board, Chimonas chastised its chairman, hinting that Marangos was ignoring the nuts-and-bolts issues and was seeking to politicise the matter.In July, the department of the environment had issued an environmental impact report, claiming that the works for the solar park would affect the biodiversity and ecosystem of the area.Furthermore, according to the report, some 4,500 mostly cypress and citrus trees would have to be chopped down and air pollution would be caused during the works, in addition to solid waste.The report further noted that the operation of the proposed solar park – the largest on the island in terms of capacity – might jeopardise the stability of the electricity grid given that nothing on this scale has been attempted before.Moreover, it argued that the proposed area was undergoing zoning modifications, thus the project would have to be put on ice until the new zoning arrangements were finalised.Lastly, citing the energy ministry’s position, the report said a project of this type could not go ahead before the opening up of the electricity market, and also due to the current absence of a government-approved PV scheme.The energy regulator envisages full liberalisation of the energy market by mid-2019.The gist of the row, said sources familiar with the matter, is the energy ministry’s policy in general to hold back the EAC, preventing it from embarking on any projects that might expand the entity or make it more competitive once the electricity market does open.“From the outset, both Chimonas and the energy minister Giorgos Lakkotrypis have been hell-bent on either fracturing the EAC, ultimately with the aim of privatising it. That’s why they won’t allow the EAC in its current form to grow in any way.”The source said each of the ministry’s arguments against the solar park can be countered, and have been.The EAC, he added, had done its homework on the project, covering all the angles, including evaluating the potential impact on the environment and on the local road network.He said the power company had briefed in detail the civilian commander of SBA Akrotiri, who gave the project “his blessing” once the EAC provided several assurances, such as that the solar park would not create problems of glare for aircraft approaching the runway there.But then, the same source said, the department of environment stepped in and poured cold water on the project.Without the department’s endorsement, the EAC cannot apply for a licence for a PV park with the energy regulator, so the issue has remained in limbo.“They say they can’t allow the park until the opening up of the electricity market, which is not expected to happen until 2019.“But it would take about two years to build the solar park once the permit is granted. So if we don’t start now, today, we will never meet Cyprus’ 2020 goal of renewable energy sources accounting for 13 per cent of total energy consumption.”To date, no other entity – private or otherwise – has proposed building a PV project of this magnitude.“And here’s why the ministry’s stance doesn’t make sense. The only plausible explanation is that they’re waiting to give the RES market over to private concerns. And we all know how well that went, with the wind parks and the long-term contracts that did not include a tariff renegotiation clause.”The same source went on to make a prediction: “Despite it all, I think that in the end they [the government] will give the EAC the green light for the solar park. I mean, where else will they go?” You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoYahoo SearchResearch Compact SUVs. 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18 Years of Lagaan Aamir Khan Shares Emotional Post and Thanks Ashutosh

first_imgOne of the seminal films in Bollywood, Lagaan has completed 18 years since it released in 2001. Aamir’s Khan’s period-sports drama went on to receive a nomination at the 74th Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category, the third film in Indian history to get the honour after Mother India (1957) and Salaam Bombay! (1988).As the Ashutosh Gowariker directorial still manages to find its place in the hearts of people, Aamir took time out to share an emotional post about Lagaan on social media. Posting one of the official posters of the film that shows him in the character of Bhuvan and his maverick cricket team besides him, Aamir wrote, “Thank you @AshGowariker, and thanks to everyone who has been a part of Lagaan. What a memorable and beautiful journey. And what better than today to see this.” Accompanying the post, Aamir also shared the link to a behind-the-scenes documentary made during the filming of Lagaan by Satyajit Bhatkal, titled Madness in the Desert. The 140-minute film, which is available on Netflix, takes us through the entire journey of making of Lagaan, right from inception to release, through the eyes of Satyajit, a production team member on board the film. See Aamir’s post here:Thank you @AshGowariker, and thanks to everyone who has been a part of Lagaan. What a memorable and beautiful journey. And what better than today to see this :https://t.co/flVxbjO2Iy pic.twitter.com/UmQDcnqNq5— Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan) June 15, 2019 On the movies front, Aamir will next be seen in the official Hindi remake of Forrest Gump. The Indian adaptation is titled Laal Singh Chaddha and will see Aamir playing the role that Tom Hanks played in the original 1994 film directed by Robert Zemeckis.Follow @News18Movies for more 18 Years of Lagaanaamir khanAamir Khan Laal Singh ChaddhaAamir Khan Lagaan First Published: June 16, 2019, 8:56 AM ISTlast_img read more