Rabat – Sidi Abid, the epicenter of demonstrations in Al Hoceima in Rif region, saw escalating clashes between protesters and security forces on Thursday.Dozens of young protesters threw rocks at riot police, who responded by firing tear gas.Nightly peaceful demonstrations had been taking place in the neighborhood throughout Ramadan. But on Thursday, a group of young men unexpectedly gathered around 5 p.m. to protest, before police forcers began pushing them away. Clashes ensued between the two, resulting in a protester’s head injury after being hit with a baton, while a policeman was injured in the jaw by a rock thrown by one of the protesters. Many of the protesters were arrested, AFP reported.A video surfaced on Facebook showing the moment when two squads of riot police pushed and started chasing down the protesters.Local authorities said the protesters tried to occupy a road, which prompting the intervention of security forces.The situation in Al Hoceima and neighboring town Imzouren remains tense following the arrests of civil activists, including key figures such as Nasser Zefzafi, Nabil Ahamjik, and Silya Ziani.Dozens of detained activists in Al Hoceima and Casablanca, where they were transferred for investigation ahead of their trial, have been handed serious charges, such as “undermining state security” and “undermining the loyalty of citizens to state institutions”.One lawyer representing the detainees described the charges as an indication the government has adopted a hard-line approach to deal with the seven months protests.Releasing detained activists has become the primary demand of the protests, which started back in October 2016 as a response to the death of the local fishmonger Mouhcine Fikri, who was fatally crushed by garbage truck compactor while trying to retrieve swordfish discarded by authorities.Seen as Morocco’s Mohamed Bouazizi, the Tunisian fruit seller whose death ignited Arab Spring revolutions, Fikri’s death awakened Moroccans to the reality of high unemployment rates lack of adequate health institutions in Al Hoceima, and revived memories of the troubled past between the Rif region and the central government. read more
“The increasing troop strength will provide AMISOM with much needed additional strength… to gain full control of Mogadishu,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Representative for Somalia Augustine Mahiga told the Security Council, referring to the newly authorized increase in troop strength from 8,000 to 12,000.He said the UN Support Office for AMISOM (UNSOA) would ensure that the logistics needed for the additional troops would be made available for its mission in a country that saw its last functioning central government fall in 1991 and has been torn apart by factional fighting ever since.But he added: “Critical gaps remain in the UN support package to AMISOM. In particular, the reimbursement of contingent-owned equipment and self-sustainment costs are not covered under the logistical support package. It is essential for the success of the mission that these costs are fully covered from contributions by Member States to the United Nations Trust Fund in support of AMISOM.”The peacekeeping mission also faces significant equipment shortfalls. “While commending Member States for the bilateral support so far extended to the troop-contributing countries, I appeal for more assistance to narrow the equipment shortfalls as well as training support for the specialized enabling units,” Mr. Mahiga said.In a press statement following Mr. Mahiga’s briefing, the Council stressed the importance of predictable, reliable and timely resources and called on the international community to provide AMISOM with the additional resources and support needed to better fulfil its mandate.The 15-member body reiterated its full support for AMISOM and expressed its continued appreciation for the commitment of troops by Burundi and Uganda. It also voiced renewed concern at the continued instability and deteriorating humanitarian situation in Somalia and reiterated full support to the internationally-backed Transitional Federal Government (TFG) in its efforts to achieve peace, security and reconciliation in the shattered country.Mr. Mahiga was presenting to the Council Mr. Ban’s latest report on Somalia which called on countries to provide urgent military and other support to the TFG to stop “foreign fighters and other spoilers” turning the region into the next stronghold of international terrorism.The Special Representative noted AMISOM’s increased awareness of the need to protect civilians in conflict areas and investigate civilian casualties caused by its troops. He also stressed the need to train an officer corps for the Somali army and appealed for international support for the countries which have offered to provide the training. 14 January 2011The United Nations today called for international financial and other support to help the UN-backed African Union peacekeeping force in Somalia (AMISOM) regain full control of Mogadishu, the war-torn country’s embattled capital, from Al-Shabaab and other Islamist groups. read more
TORONTO — Manulife Financial Corp. says Richard DeWolfe will become chairman of the insurance company’s board when Gail Cook-Bennett retires from the post.DeWolfe, 68, will initially become vice-chairman effective Saturday, and become chairman at Manulife’s annual meeting in May, the company said Friday.Cook-Bennett, currently 71, will leave the board having reached its retirement age of 72.Cook-Bennett has been a Manulife director since 1978 and DeWolfe joined the Manulife board in 2004.DeWolfe is the managing partner of DeWolfe and Co., a real estate management and investment consulting firm.Manulife is one of Canada’s largest insurance companies with operations in Canada, the United States and Asia.The Canadian Press
Two United Nations peacekeepers who had been abducted in Sudan’s Darfur region were released today, after 136 days in captivity. Serving with the UN-African Union peacekeeping mission in Darfur, known by the acronym UNAMID, the two police personnel – Hasan Al-Mazawdeh and Qasim Al-Sarhan, both Jordanian nationals – had been abducted by unidentified assailants on 20 August last year while on patrol in the town of Kabkabiya, located approximately 140 kilometres west of El Fasher, the capital of North Darfur state. “Both Mr. Al-Mazawdeh and Mr. Al-Sarhan appear to be unharmed and in good health. They will be flown to Khartoum and back to their home country as soon as possible,” UNAMID said in a news release. According to the release, the peacekeeping mission’s head, the Secretary-General’s Acting Joint Special Representative, Aichatou Mindaoudou, expressed UNAMID’s thanks to the Government of Sudan, the governor of North Darfur and the Government of Jordan for their “valuable” assistance in obtaining the safe release of the peacekeepers. In addition, UNAMID is calling on the Government of Sudan to investigate the kidnapping and find those responsible. In a statement, the spokesperson for Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that the UN chief is “deeply gratified” over the release of the two UN staff members, and commends the efforts of UNAMID and the Governments of Sudan and Jordan in securing their release. “He underscores the importance of the peacekeeping and humanitarian work in Darfur and calls on the Government to fully investigate the incident and bring the perpetrators to justice as soon as possible,” the spokesperson said. He added that Secretary-General Ban also reiterates that the “primary responsibility” for the safety and security of all of UNAMID’s peacekeeping personnel and the humanitarian community in Darfur lies with the Sudanese Government. Established in July 2007, UNAMID has the protection of civilians as its core mandate. In addition, the peacekeeping operation is tasked with other responsibilities, such as facilitating the delivery of humanitarian aid and assisting with an inclusive peace process in Darfur, where fighting broke out nine years ago, pitting Government forces and allied militiamen against rebel groups. read more
OSU senior guard Cait Craft (13) defends during a game against Rutgers on Jan. 10 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo EditorAs of late, success has been routine for the No. 7 Ohio State (19-4, 11-1) women’s basketball team, winning its last seven contests and continuing to prove that it deserves to be mentioned among the top teams in the country.The Buckeyes now sit in first place of the Big Ten and are gearing up to continue their journey on the road against Iowa (15-9, 5-7) on Thursday. The match that will be taking place at the Carver-Hawkeye Arena is set to tip off at 8:30 p.m. Last year, the series between the Buckeyes and the Hawkeyes went in favor of the Scarlet and Gray 2-1, with the final meeting occurring during the postseason in the Big Ten tournament. The semifinal game went into overtime, where the Buckeyes were able to march onto victory and into the championship game of the tournament, which they would later lose to Maryland.Just like all other Big Ten schools, it is not easy to come out triumphant in Iowa. In fact, ever since coach Kevin McGuff has been at the helm of the OSU women’s basketball program, he has not won at Iowa. “It’s a really difficult place to play, they have an excellent team and they are very well-coached,” McGuff said prior to practice Wednesday evening.Iowa is a dangerous team, and McGuff told his squad right after upsetting No. 5 Maryland on Monday night that it needed to refocus for the upcoming matchup against the Hawkeyes.OSU will have to keep its eye out for Hawkeye junior guard Ally Disterhoft, who has been averaging 16.8 points per game. Disterhoft, who grew up in the same town as the University of Iowa, has a multitude of weapons in her repertoire and possesses the ability to score off the dribble and pull up from behind the arc, also earning many trips to the charity stripe.“Ally is a great fit in their system and difficult to guard,” McGuff said. “I don’t know if we are going to stop her, but we are at least going to make her earn everything she gets.”The Buckeyes now have a record of 5-3 on the road, as they have made improvements on their away-game performances. McGuff stressed at the end of Wednesday’s practice about having energy from the tip and keeping that energy alive throughout the entire 40 minutes of play.Pressure continues to buildWith only six games left to play in the regular season and sitting in first place, the Buckeyes are aware of the increased pressure and the target that they have become not only in the Big Ten, but also around the entire country.“Everyone is going to want to beat us,” senior guard Cait Craft said. “I feel like everyone plays their best game against us … and beating Maryland the other night is just going to make it harder.”After not having much of an issue defeating Maryland (21-3, 10-2) 94-86 Monday night, it is apparent that OSU has emerged as the conference’s team to beat, but the Buckeyes have been focused on their own game and how to continue to make improvements heading into postseason play.“We try to stay focused day by day, and game by game,” McGuff said. “It’s such a difficult league to try to have success in … it’s still early February, and we have a long way to go.”“Happy Valley” up nextFollowing the Thursday night showdown against Iowa, the Buckeyes are scheduled to head east to Penn State (8-15, 3-9) to challenge the Nittany Lions at their home court.Penn State will be coming back home after its game Thursday with Michigan State. Nearing the bottom of the conference in the standings, the Nittany Lions are looking to make a small run in their final six games to earn a higher seed in March’s Big Ten tournament in Indianapolis.The last time the Buckeyes were in State College, Pennsylvania, they were able to come out with an 18-point win, 88-70.The Sunday meeting is set to tip off at 2 p.m. read more
“I will always try to stick with working with children as long as I can because I associate with them more.” Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have announced they are expecting their first childCredit:Chris Jackson/ Getty Images Europe Prince Harry made no secret of his desire to start a family long before he met Meghan Markle.Even as a twenty-something larking about with AIDS orphans in Africa there was a sense that this was a clucky prince, keen to settle down and start a family.He was just 25 and had finished his first tour of Afghanistan when he told me he was “obsessed with children”.During an interview at a visit to a children’s hospital in Bridgetown, Barbados he revealed, with typical candour: “No matter how old I am I will always have the kid inside me.“I’m obsessed with children. I don’t know if they like me but you know they are great fun and you can never really say no to them.” News of Meghan’s pregnancy means he has finally got what he has always longed for- the prospect of a family of his own.Indeed much of the frustration he felt over his previous failed relationships with Chelsy Davy, and more recently Cressida Bonas was that his chequered love life denied him the chance to become a young father.He had hoped to emulate his mother, who was 20 when she had William and brought the princes up in her twenties and thirties.He frequently discussed his predicament with friends, joking: “If only I could become a father without getting married!” The Duke and Duchess of Sussex told the Royal Family about their engagement on the day Princess Eugenie married Jack BrooksbankCredit:Niall Carson/PA Prince Harry said he will always want to work with childrenCredit: CATHAL MCNAUGHTON/Reuters During a tour of New Zealand in 2015 he spoke of his desire to settle down.Aged 30, he said he was waiting for the right moment – and the right woman – to come along.“There come times when you think now is the time to settle down, or now is not, whatever way it is, but I don’t think you can force these things; it will happen when it’s going to happen,” he told Sky News.“Of course, I would love to have kids right now,” he said. “But there’s a process that one has to go through.” Speaking of how he would love to have someone alongside him on tours, he added: “Hopefully I’m doing all right by myself,” he said. Asked if he was conscious of taking after his mother, Harry replied: “I don’t know if I can follow in her footsteps but William and I will always try to achieve what she achieved in the short space of time that she did.“Like mother like son, like father like son. Both she and our father, but her especially I suppose, had that motherly touch to young children.”Reflecting on his work with Sentebale, the children’s charity he set up in Lesotho in memory of his mother, he added: “Especially in places like this and in Africa, I love the way the kids are so happy and so grateful for the small things in life. You can’t fail but get this huge fulfilment and happiness from spending some time with children. “It would be great to have someone else next to me to share the pressure. But, you know, time will come and whatever happens, happens.” Having had to play gooseberry to William and Kate between his break up from Bonas in 2014 and meeting Meghan in the spring of 2016, Harry watched with increasing admiration – and a small degree of envy- as his brother settled into married life as a father of three. Of the brothers, Harry was always the child-friendly of the two, taking great delight in causing mischief with his younger cousins, and later his godchildren, niece and nephews.And as neighbours at Kensington Palace, the Sussexes very much wanted their children to be close in age to the Cambridges.Meghan’s baby is due in Spring, meaning he or she will be just a year younger than Prince Louis.Keep up to date with the Royal family – and get exclusive analysis from Camilla Tominey – by signing up to our weekly newsletter, Your Royal Appointment. read more
Former war reporter avoids years in Indonesian jail due to ‘politeness’ After the verdict was handed down, Fox said he felt “relieved”. By AFP Friday 10 Mar 2017, 6:11 AM Bali Image: Shutterstock/Wonderful Nature 20,804 Views 14 Comments Share Tweet Email Bali Image: Shutterstock/Wonderful Nature Mar 10th 2017, 6:11 AM A BRITISH FORMER war correspondent will be released from a Bali prison in a matter of months after being handed a short jail term for using hashish on the Indonesian resort island.Ex-Reuters journalist David Fox, 55, was found guilty of drug use at a court in the Balinese capital Denpasar after being caught with a few grams of hash, and given a seven-month jail term.His sentence will be reduced by time already served in detention since his arrest in October with an Australian businessman, meaning he should be released in May.Fox, who said he used hashish to relieve stress caused by covering conflict, could have been jailed for several years for breaking Indonesia’s tough anti-drugs laws which include the death penalty for traffickers.But prosecutors praised him for politeness and admitting wrongdoing during his trial. Fox admitted he became addicted to the drug to deal with post-traumatic stress from war reporting and vowed never to use it again.He worked for Reuters for over 20 years and covered conflicts and natural disasters in countries including Bosnia, Rwanda, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq. He left the agency in 2011.After the verdict was handed down, Fox said he felt “relieved”.“I’m very, very grateful, I think the court recognised the circumstances of my peculiar case,” he told reporters.SentenceChief judge Erwin Djong told the court that Fox was “legally and convincingly proven guilty of committing… the crime of unlawful use of narcotics” as he handed down the jail term.Djong added the sentence would be reduced by the time that Fox had already served in detention.It was lower than the one year recommended by prosecutors at an earlier hearing.The Briton was detained on the resort island, where he had been living for several years, after the arrest of Australian Giuseppe Serafino, who runs a bar on Bali.Authorities raided the house of Serafino, 49, after a tip-off from local residents that a foreigner living there had been using drugs.Police found about seven grams of hashish in the house and Serafino named Fox as someone who helped him buy the drugs.Authorities then detained Fox and found 10 grams of hashish in the Briton’s pocket and at his house. Serafino is also on trial and will be sentenced next week.- © AFP, 2017Read: Australian drug smugglers make last-ditch attempt to avoid death by firing squad http://jrnl.ie/3278536 Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article read more
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has launched a consultation on workplace protections, aiming to tackle the issues identified in its Good work plan report, published in December 2018, including the introduction of a single labour market enforcement body.The consultation, which launched on Tuesday 16 July 2019 and will run for 12 weeks, will discuss the next steps for workplace protections in order to advance the targets laid out in the Good work plan, the government’s response to the independent Good work: The Taylor review of modern working practices report, conducted in July 2017 by Matthew Taylor, chief executive officer at the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.The consultation proposes creating a single labour market enforcement body to sanction the payment of the minimum wage, holiday pay, labour exploitation and modern slavery, as well as safeguard agency staff. Forming part of the government’s Industrial Strategy, it will further consider whether this body should have powers to address workplace discrimination, harassment and bullying.The introduction of an enforcement body would aim to better support organisations in complying with the law as well as create a single brand that is easily identifiable for individuals looking for help.Business secretary Greg Clark (pictured) has confirmed that Matthew Taylor has been appointed as the interim director of labour market enforcement.Clark said: “We have a labour market that we can be proud of with more people in work than ever before. But, it’s right that hardworking people see their rights upgraded and are protected from exploitative practices, [while] ensuring we create a level playing field for the vast majority of businesses [that] comply with employment laws.“A new single labour market enforcement body will bring together our different enforcement partners, putting all our expertise in one dedicated place, better protecting workers and enforcing their rights now and into the future.”On Friday 19 July 2019, the BEIS and Low Pay Commission (LPC) announced a further consultation in support of the Good work plan, focusing on protecting flexible workers. This separate consultation will consider new measures in support of flexible working patterns, such as compensation when shifts are cancelled at short notice, an entitlement to a reasonable period of notice for allocated shifts and additional protections for individuals who are penalised if they do not accept shifts at the last minute.These measures are in response to findings from The Taylor review, which stated that although zero-hour contracts provide the flexibility that many individuals seek, one-sided flexibility is an issue that needs to be addressed.Bryan Sanderson, chair at the LPC, added: “Last year, we looked at the data on one-sided flexibility and talked to workers and businesses across the UK. Our report, published in December, found that shift cancellations and short notice of work schedules were significant problems, especially for low-paid [staff].“The proposed changes, part of a package of policies we suggested, have the potential to improve work and life for hundreds of thousands of people.”Clark said: “It’s vital that workers’ rights keep pace with these changes, reflect the modern working environment and tackle the small number of firms that do not treat their staff fairly. We are the first country in the world to address modern working practices and these protections will cement the UK’s status as a world-leader in workers’ rights.”Ben Willmott, head of public policy at the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD), said: “If we want to create fairer, more inclusive workplaces we must address one-sided flexibility that benefits businesses but puts individuals at a disadvantage. Zero-hours contracts can offer people flexibility they need, but it’s been far too easy for some employers to cancel shifts with very little or no short notice. Workers not only lose out on pay but also suffer unnecessary travel costs and disruption. It’s absolutely right to make companies pay reasonable compensation if this happens and we welcome this, and other measures proposed to protect workers on variable hours.“A right to reasonable notice of work schedules is also a proposal that will be welcomed by atypical workers and good employers as long as there is flexibility over what is ‘reasonable’ given the nature of the work.“These measures will need to be delivered alongside better support for businesses, and small [employers] in particular. Smaller businesses can struggle to have the knowledge, resources and capacity to effectively manage their people, which can lead them to unintentionally fall foul of employment legislation. The provision of better support and resources for smaller employers, to help them improve their people management practices, should be part of a modern and progressive enforcement system.” read more
The Alaska Senate has reversed course, accepting House changes to an alcohol bill that added provisions related to the Board of Barbers and Hairdressers.Download AudioThe bill, SB 165, also includes provisions requested by marijuana regulators allowing for national background checks for applicants for licenses for legal marijuana businesses.The bill’s passage by the Senate Friday is significant, since lawmakers so far have been unable to agree on a marijuana bill containing the background check provisions. The marijuana legislation has been stuck over differences on provisions that would bar legal marijuana operations in unincorporated areas outside of organized boroughs but allow communities in those areas to hold local elections to allow for pot businesses.Marijuana regulators have begun accepting business applications.With the Senate’s actions Friday, the bill passes the Legislature. read more
Stephanie TacyFirst English Lutheran Church holds an interfaith vigil for refugees after President Trump issued an executive order temporarily barring them from entering the country in February.The number of refugees resettled in Texas has dramatically decreased since Donald Trump became president, according to new findings from the Pew Research Center.In October 2016, 1,096 refugees resettled in the state, compared with just 353 last April. California, Arizona, Michigan and New York also saw big drops. Share Pew Research Center Overall, the number of refugees entering the country fell from 9,945 in October to 3,316 in April. Pew found a decline in 46 states. President Trump has tried to temporarily bar refugees from entering the country, including a moratorium in his latest travel ban. On Thursday, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court’s decision that put the ban on hold. The chief judge said it “drips with religious intolerance, animus, and discrimination.” The ban is ultimately expected to go to the U.S. Supreme Court. Last fall, Gov. Greg Abbott announced that the state was withdrawing from the federal Refugee Resettlement Program, citing security concerns. In February, nonprofits across the state formally took over processing and resettling families. read more
What to Stream on Netflix This Weekend11 Other Old-School Nick Shows That Should Get Netflix Movies “I don’t think I’m ready to go down this rabbit hole,” said Tory Belleci in the first trailer for White Rabbit Project, a show that I hope features at least one Alice in Wonderland reference per episode.The trailer, which was released Monday, shows Belleci, Kari Byron, and Grant Imahara teaming up once again for the new Netflix series, which works as an extension of their work on Mythbusters.The synopsis says the team will be ranking “history’s greatest inventions, heists and more.” From the trailer, we can see that the trio will be touching upon at least one prison escape, an airplane heist (most likely the D.B Cooper hijacking), and a lot of drinking.Other things to look out for: explosions, ridiculous weapons, crazy costumes, and even more explosions. It’s like Mythbusters never left.The final season of Mythbusters was sad for a number of reasons, including the fact it had been on for over a decade by that point, but it was also missing the Build Team. Byron, Belleci, and Imahara were let go by the network in 2014 due to money disputes and as a way to keep the show fresh after ratings were dropping.Even as the team was on the way out, hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman wished them the best.“It has been a total pleasure not only to work with you but to call you our friends,” Savage said, “We wish you the very best of luck and thank you.”Savage sent his regards to the team on Twitter following the trailer announcement. Stay on target I can’t wait to check White Rabbit Project out. Congrats to @KariByron @ToryBelleci and @grantimahara! @netflix https://t.co/6BvOHmrjkP— Adam Savage (@donttrythis) November 28, 2016White Rabbit Project will premiere on Netflix on Dec. 9. As is Netflix tradition, all episodes of the first season will be available. read more
Playa del CArmen, Q.R. — After a meeting and a month to get services in order, the water company Aguakan says that they will invest millions into improving service in the municipality.The company made the announcement on the heels of a meeting with Solidaridad mayor that warned the company actions were being filed against them for non-compliance, a result which could lead to the company’s concession being revoked.Aguakan has agreed to invest a minimum of 120 million peso to compensate for the poor service they have provided to the municipality since the concession began nearly two years ago. They have also announced a new wastewater treatment project for Playa del Carmen, which will represent an investment of more than 170 million peso.In a statement, the company added that over the next three years, more than 500 million peso will be invested in new hydraulic infrastructure and that a review of excessive charges, which have been a main complaint, will also be looked at to ensure citizens pay a fair rate.It has been noted that bringing the company to court to terminate the concession would likely take years with the possibility of the state having to provide the one-billion peso payout to the company for termination.However, mayor Cristina Torres says, “We will continue with the legal path that we have undertaken since the beginning of the administration. The actions committed by Aguakan must be met and channeled to improve the service provided to the citizens as well as to avoid a collapse in the drinking water service, which would have a direct impact on citizenship and tourism.”Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) read more
International Women’s Day, which is today (March 8), is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.International Women’s Day (IWD) has been observed since the early 1900s – a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialised world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies.International Women’s Day is a collective day of global celebration and a call for gender parity.No one government, NGO, charity, corporation, academic institution, women’s network or media hub is solely responsible for International Women’s Day.Many organisations declare an annual IWD theme that supports their specific agenda or cause, and some of these are adopted more widely than others. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite “The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization, but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights,” says world-renowned feminist, journalist and social and political activist Gloria Steinem.Thus International Women’s Day is all about unity, celebration, reflection, advocacy and action – whatever that looks like globally at a local level.But one thing is for sure, International Women’s Day has been occurring for well over a century – and continues to grow from strength to strength.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! read more
A 3-D printed model (left) and a model constructed in augmented reality (right), both of a kidney with a tumor. In both models, the kidney is clear; the tumor is visible in purple on the AR model and in white on the 3-D printed model. Photo courtesy of Nicole Wake, Ph.D. Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 10, 2019 Medivis SurgicalAR Gets FDA Clearance Medivis announced that its augmented reality (AR) technology platform for surgical applications, SurgicalAR, has… read more Related Content News | Advanced Visualization | July 03, 2019 TeraRecon Unveils iNtuition AI Data Extractor Artificial Intelligence (AI) and advanced visualization company TeraRecon announced its new iNtuition AI Data Extractor… read more Feature | Henry Ford Hospital | May 21, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Innovations in Radiotherapy and Radiology at Henry Ford Hospital Henry Ford Hospital thought leaders regularly speak at the radiation oncology and radiology conferences about new res read more Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 04, 2019 Ann Arbor Startup Launches Augmented Reality MRI Simulator SpellBound, an Ann Arbor startup specializing in augmented reality (AR) tools for children in hospitals, has officially… read more Feature | Molecular Imaging | July 01, 2019 | By Sharvari Rale Transformations in Molecular Imaging Herald Entry to Novel Applications Diagnostic procedures have always been a cornerstone of early prognosis and patient triaging. read more News | 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 Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more Henry Ford Hospital’s ViewRay MRIdian linear accelerator system allows real-time MRI-guided radiotherapy. Shown is the support staff for this system. In the center of the photo is Benjamin Movsas, M.D., chair of radiation oncology at Henry Ford Cancer Institute. Second from the right is Carri Glide-Hurst, Ph.D., director of translational research, radiation oncology. News | March 16, 2009 TeraRecon Claims Lead in Direct-to-End-User Market Feature | Advanced Visualization | July 02, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis Augmented Reality Versus 3-D Printing for Radiology Three-dimensional (3-D) printing and… read more March 16, 2009 – TeraRecon reported that it has achieved greater than 10,000 licensed concurrent users globally for its Aquarius advanced visualization solution, and claims that the figure gives the company the largest market share in the direct-to-end-user market for advanced visualization.TeraRecon provides server-based access to advanced visualization for multiple users per server and operates almost exclusively in the direct-to-end-user market. The company’s installed base of servers has grown to more than 10,000 users able to access TeraRecon solutions concurrently. According to the company, this figures surpasses the number of licensed users of other independent competitors for applications offered by the company.Most competing advanced visualization solutions are offered bundled with a modality purchase, such as CT or MR, as a result, other companies can achieve significant installed-base numbers thanks to ‘workstation’ sales through their modality partners. TeraRecon differs as it provides a unified server-side rendering solution for the entire department or enterprise, as an alternative to the isolated workstation provided with scanners. For more information: www.terarecon.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Advanced Visualization | June 13, 2019 Materialise Receives FDA Clearance for Cardiovascular Planning Software Suite Three-dimensional (3-D) printing software and solutions company Materialise has received U.S. Food and Drug… read more Image courtesy of Philips Healthcare Technology | Artificial Intelligence | June 20, 2019 TeraRecon Receives First-of-Kind FDA Determination for Northstar AI Results Explorer Advanced visualization and artificial intelligence (AI) technology provider TeraRecon has successfully completed a U.S… read more read more
by Mark Kennedy, The Associated Press Posted Jun 19, 2018 7:03 am PDT Last Updated Jun 19, 2018 at 7:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Musical about Michael Jackson being written by Lynn Nottage FILE – This Feb. 1, 1993 file photo shows Pop superstar Michael Jackson performing during the halftime show at the Super Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. A musical about the King of Pop is moonwalking to Broadway. The Michael Jackson Estate and Columbia Live Stage are unveiling plans for a stage musical inspired by the life of Michael Jackson. They hope it will be ready for Broadway by 2020. (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy, file) NEW YORK, N.Y. – A musical about the King of Pop is moonwalking its way to Broadway.The Michael Jackson Estate and Columbia Live Stage on Tuesday unveiled plans for a stage musical inspired by the life of Michael Jackson. They hope it will be ready for Broadway by 2020.The story for the still-untitled musical will be written by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, using Jackson’s vast catalogue of songs. Tony Award winner Christopher Wheeldon will direct and choreograph. It was too early to reveal any casting.The move is the latest stage project to portray pop stars onstage with their best works, a list that includes Donna Summer, Cher, Gloria Estefan, the Go-Gos and Huey Lewis and the News.As a solo artist and with his brothers, 13-time Grammy winner Jackson sold millions of records and in 1983 became an international icon with the release of “Thriller,” the bestselling album of all time with such hits as “Beat It” and “Billie Jean.” He died in 2009.Nottage is the writer of “Sweat,” ”Intimate Apparel,” ”By The Way, Meet Vera Stark” and “Ruined.” Wheeldon, a resident choreographer of the New York City Ballet, was the director-choreographer of “An American in Paris” on Broadway.___Mark Kennedy is at http://twitter.com/KennedyTwits read more
‘Motor Show 2017’, a four-day exhibition for new cars, vans and motorcycles was opened on Thursday afternoon by Transport Minister Marios Demetriades at the former state fair grounds in Nicosia.The show, which was not held for five years due to the economic crisis takes up 11,000 square metres of space.It includes almost all of the new models of cars, SUVs, commercial vans and motorcycles imported by the leading agents, including those with conventional engines, as well as hybrids and electric vehicles,” car importers’ association (Semo) president Petros Krassas said.It also aims at informing the public about recent developments in road safety.“The detailed information through events such as the Motor Show 2017, I believe is an essential basis for the continuation of the recovery of the new car market in the years to come, which will help to renew the fleet of vehicles on Cypriot roads, with positive results in terms of road safety, reducing emissions of local pollutants and carbon dioxide,” Demetriades said at the opening ceremony.Former president of the employers’ and industrialists federation (OEV) Filios Zachariades for his part said the show was the largest specialised trade fair in the country and expressed his confidence that “visitors will be satisfied with the range of cars that will be presented and will evaluate all options for buying a new vehicle, always taking into account all road safety requirements.”Irena Georgiadou from the Hellenic bank which is a sponsor of the event said the bank is supporting the show with a strong presence, offering competitive packages and informing people about financial solutions. Other sponsors are Pancyprian Insurance and Staroil.The motor show is open on Thursday and Friday, May 4 and 5, from 5pm to 10pm and on Saturday and Sunday, May 6 and 7, from 11am to 10pm. You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppGet Maximum Privacy with Minimum EffortFigLeaf Beta AppUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoTwo arrested in connection with attempted murderUndoby Taboolaby Taboola read more
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