Grand Theatre Presents Timothy Findleys THE WARS

first_img Login/Register With: Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, the Grand Theatre will honour the sacrifices of our soldiers past and present with the Governor General Award-winning story, Timothy Findley’s THE WARS based on the book of the same name by one of Canada’s most distinguished authors. Adapted and directed by Grand Theatre Artistic Director, Dennis Garnhum, Timothy Findley’s THE WARS launches the 18/19 season on the Spriet Stage, running from October 23 to November 11, Remembrance Day. The Title Sponsor for Timothy Findley’s THE WARS is BlueStone Properties.This Canadian classic follows young Robert Ross from his Toronto family home to the muddy battlefields of France. Intense and powerful, Timothy Findley’S THE WARS reminds us, through one man’s journey, of the sacrifice of our soldiers in the “war to end all wars.”“One of the greatest people I have ever worked with was Timothy Findley,” said Dennis Garnhum. “He was intensely patriotic and his passion for Canada was extraordinary. When he talked about this novel, he reminded me that we all live many wars in our lives, and it is how we navigate them that defines us.” Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter Timothy Findley’S THE WARS will star Alex Furber (Grand Theatre, CHARIOTS OF FIRE) as Robert Ross and will feature a cast of 16 including Jan Alexandra Smith as Mrs. Ross (Catalyst Theatre, VIGILANTE), Shannon Taylor in her Grand Theatre debut as Lady Barbara d’Orsey (Stratford Festival, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE), and Omar Alex Khan as Captain Leather (Grand Theatre, A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS).The set of Timothy Findley’s THE WARS will feature a total of 4000 poppies, which were created by Veterans and volunteers during a local community event in September in partnership with St. Joseph’s Health Care London’s Parkwood Institute. Each crafted poppy, made simply with red cupcake liners and a touch of black paint, will proudly be displayed during the production’s run. The POPPY DESIGN is a registered trademark of The Royal Canadian Legion, Dominion Command and is used under license. Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more

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Blott investigators make serious allegations

first_imgBy Paul Barnsley and Kathleen MartensAPTN National NewsVANCOUVER–After six days of hearings in Vancouver Supreme Court, the decision on what to do with Calgary law firm Blott & Company now rests in the hands of Justice Brenda Brown, one of nine judges across the country who oversee the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement.In the meantime, thousands of former residential school students are waiting to find out what will happen with their Independent Assessment Process (IAP) claims for compensation for physical and/or sexual abuse they suffered in the schools as children.The judge ordered an investigation into Blott & Company on Nov. 10, 2011 after complaints were filed by four of the law firm’s clients.Starting April 30, Crawford Class Action Services, the Ontario-based firm that monitors the IAP on behalf of the court, presented the findings of its four-month, $3 million investigation in court.Crawford employed former police detectives, lawyers and forensic accountants to go through the material that was obtained during the investigation.APTN National News and Current Affairs was provided with a copy of the report to the court submitted by Michael Mooney, the vice president of Crawford.The 51-page report expands on the results of the APTN Investigates report first broadcast last November. It contains allegations that have not been proven in court. Justice Brown is now assessing the court monitor’s submissions and other testimony. She did not say when she will render her final decision.Looming over this waiting process is the Sept. 19 deadline for submitting IAP applications to the government.The report reveals that investigators obtained more than 200,000 documents. More than 800 Blott & Company clients were interviewed. Computer hard drives and documentation was taken by investigators at a variety of locations in Alberta and Saskatchewan.Mooney wrote that “those interviews and documents clearly show that a substantial number of the claims of the Blott claimants are not being administered in the manner contemplated by the settlement agreement and related court orders, directions and protocols.”“The resulting harm to the Blott claimants is both emotional and financial,” he added.While disputed by Roy Millen, the lawyer who represented David Blott, principle partner of Blott & Company, during the Vancouver hearings, if accepted as credible evidence by the judge, the monitor’s report – and the thousands of pages of supporting documentation – would represent a scathing indictment of the people involved with Blott & Company.Mooney told the court that 1,159 claimants who filled out application forms for the IAP had not been submitted to the IAP Secretariat, the federal government agency set up to administer the IAP process.Those people believed their files were active but they were not, Mooney wrote.“Given the age of many Blott claimants, a delay of, in some cases, more than a year in submission of a completed application is contrary to the aims of the settlement and not at all in the best interests of the claimant,” Mooney wrote.Mooney and his investigators have concluded that the many companies and corporate entities created by Blott and others are connected to each other, with the goal being to take as much of the residential schools compensation money as possible. The monitor’s report alleges that illegal and unethical means were employed.The relationships between form-filler company Honour Walk, loan companies Settlement Lenders and BridgePoint Financial, Funds Now, Hands Free Office Services and Blott & Company is a complex mix of corporations, including several numbered companies.But the investigators say those companies share “common directorships, investors, financial transactions, ownership details and other interactions showing the nature of the relationships between the parties and the involvement of Blott & Company and David Blott in the processes.”“Although a number of separate corporate entities appeared to be involved in each step of the activity (recruitment, form filling, legal representation, lending) the relationships between the parties is such that on an ongoing basis there are clear issues of conflict of interest, improper access to personal information and unauthorized access to privileged legal files by non-lawyers,” the report also states.The IAP application form is a complicated document that has great importance to the eventual decision on the compensation amount. Some law firms only allow lawyers or paralegals to fill out the forms. Honour Walk, the company that filled out IAP forms for Blott and Company, mostly employs people with little or no legal training, Crawford attorney Lou Zivot told the court.Honor Walk was paid $200,000 a month by Blott & Company, Mooney’s report alleges. The report also says that Honour Walk president Thom Denomme was provided with a vehicle and a credit card by the law firm.The investigators say they found evidence that Honour Walk form fillers falsified IAP applications at the direction of Blott & Company lawyers.“The monitor’s investigation reveals that the Blott & Company lawyers provided guidance to form fillers to make changes to applications already completed by Blott claimants so that the applications submitted . . . did not accurately reflect the information provided by the Blott claimant despite the certification on the application by the Blott & Company lawyers,” the report states.The monitor’s report also alleges that Blott & Company and Honour Walk stockpiled clients, falsifying documentation to disguise that fact, to the detriment of the clients.“In one instance, the back dating of an application form by David Blott led to an application being submitted that was ‘certified’ by David Blott more than two months after the claimant had in fact passed away and that particular application was then submitted to the IAP Secretariat by David Blott several months later,” Mooney wrote. Investigators reported to the court that in 10 boxes of applications seized from David Blott’s main office, they found the files of 63 people who had died.The average settlement under the IAP is just over $120,000. The federal government pays an additional 15 per cent of that amount to lawyers to cover legal fees and expenses. For cases that require more than the usual amount of work, the settlement agreement allows lawyers to charge a maximum of an additional 15 per cent. That additional legal cost is deducted from the clients’ settlement payment.But the Crawford investigators reported to the court that they discovered that Blott & Company and the allegedly affiliated companies found other ways to increase the amount of money they could charge the clients.Funds Now, a company owned by Calgary businessman David Hamm was created to locate companies that would loan money to survivors in advance of them receiving their settlement cheques, the monitor alleges.  Mooney wrote that Funds Now was charging a 20 per cent finders’ fee, above and beyond the interest charges that the loan companies charged. That fee was eventually reduced to 10 per cent.In court, Zivot called the combination of high interest rates and fees charged for the loans “criminal.”Zivot told Justice Brown the loans are “a very serious matter.”He said the monitor had auditors analyse numerous loans. He alleged they discovered that BridgePoint Financial exceeded 60 per cent once all fees were charged, including arrangement fees, interest and finder’s fee charged by Funds Now.He told the court it was an “astonishing” thing to do when they knew clients had an award coming in, adding there was a “predatory nature” to this.Zivot alleged that David Blott participated in the assignments that led to the loans, something that is prohibited by the settlement agreement and federal law.And Zivot also told the court that many of the clients did not receive the full amount of their loans.Auditors retained by Crawford analyzed the loans of six claimants and compiled a chart of loans and fees to see what was actually disbursed to the claimants. These six did not receive the full value of their loans, Zivot told the court, adding that one of the complainants is owed $7,000 plus fees. He said the total shortfall for the six loans was $80,000.Mooney’s report includes a chart entitled “Known relationships (prior and current) between individuals and parties involved.”Five members of the Blott family are listed on that chart, along with 26 others: David Blott, Sherry Blott, Barbara Blott, Randy Blott and Shaun Blott. At least one of those people was involved in making a loan to an IAP client.The monitor concluded its report with a series of recommendations to the court. The main decision it urges the judge to make is to decide whether Blott & Company should be removed from the IAP process or, as the Law Society of Alberta has done, left the law firm in place to complete the files so that the many Blott & Company clients are allowed to complete their claims without interruption.kmartens@aptn.capbarnsley@aptn.calast_img read more

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Most actively traded companies on the TSX

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Most actively traded companies on the TSX Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,531.58, down 2.74 points):B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Down two cents, or 0.85 per cent, to $2.34 on 7.6 million shares.Energizer Resources Inc. (TSX:EGZ). Miner. Up 7.5 cents, or 44.12 per cent, to 24.5 cents on 6.4 million shares.Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Insurance. Up 24 cents, or 1.09 per cent, to $22.24 on 5.9 million shares.Orbite Aluminae Inc. (TSX:ORT). Up three cents, or 6.74 per cent, to 47.5 cents on 3.1 million shares.Yamana Gold Inc. (TSX:YRI). Miner. Down six cents, or 0.74 per cent, to $8.09 on three million shares.Eldorado Gold Corp. (TSX:ELD). Miner. Up 12 cents, or 1.44 per cent, to $8.48 on 2.9 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Hudson’s Bay Company (TSX:HBC). Retail. Up 20 cents, or 1.13 per cent, to $17.87 on 1.3 million shares. Canada’s oldest retailer cut its second-quarter loss to $36 million or 23 cents per diluted share from continuing operations. That compared with a loss of $66 million or 55 cents per diluted share a year ago. Retail sales were $1.76 billion, an increase of $821 million or 86.6 per cent from $948 million for the previous year, primarily due to the inclusion of U.S. luxury retailer Saks Inc.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace. Up one cent, or 0.27 per cent, to $3.70 on 1.8 million shares. Hundreds of striking workers at the Bombardier light rail plant in Thunder Bay, Ont., are expected back on the job soon after ratifying a new three-year collective agreement. The Thunder Bay plant builds subway cars and streetcars for the Toronto Transit Commission, as well as cars for the GO train regional commuter train service. by The Canadian Press Posted Sep 12, 2014 3:02 pm MDT read more

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Jets Darnold fully practices on track to start vs Bills

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Sam Darnold was a full participant at practice, putting him on track to start for the New York Jets at Buffalo against the Bills on Sunday.The rookie quarterback has missed the past three games with a strained right foot. Coach Todd Bowles says Wednesday that it’s too early in the week to say for sure if Darnold will start.Darnold was injured against Miami on Nov. 4 and hasn’t played since. He returned to practice on a limited basis last week, but was not active as Josh McCown started in his place for the third time. Bowles said the No. 3 overall pick was working on shaking off the rust by getting his timing right.McCown had one touchdown pass and four interceptions filling in for Darnold, and the Jets went 0-3 in those games.Darnold still leads the NFL with 14 interceptions despite missing three games. He will try to jumpstart an offence that has struggled during New York’s six-game losing streak.___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLDennis Waszak Jr., The Associated Press read more

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Moratti sheds more light on Mourinhos gesture

first_imgMassimo Moratti claims Jose Mourinho’s gesture against Juventus was for a good reason as he finds all his feeling and experience in Italy.Mourinho made headlines for storming on to the pitch and cupping his ear to the crowd after Juve’s 2-1 defeat to Manchester United on Wednesday, but Moratti felt the former Inter boss had a good reason for his actions.“Mourinho’s gesture overshadowed Manchester United’s win, which came in a game that was important for him and the team,” the ex-Nerazzurri owner according to Football Italia.“It’s part of his character. When he returns to Italy he finds all his feeling and experience, which leads him to react as if he was still here, while also thinking about the club he was at [Inter] and those who antagonised him.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“That puts him in a position to make certain gestures at certain times, which create situations of discussion that, in football, are fun and interesting to watch.“It shouldn’t offend anyone. Am I surprised when he says ‘my Inter’? No. It’s precisely for this reason that he reacts the way he does.“Inter in the Champions League? They have character and depth. Zhang as President? He’s a good lad and he’ll do very well.”last_img read more

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NOW HIRING 10 New Job Openings In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Full-Time Toddler/Preschool Teacher at Abundant Life Christian SchoolFull-Time 5th Grade Teacher at Abundant Life Christian SchoolPart-Time After School Program Director & Program Assistant at Abundant Life Christian SchoolPart-Time Cashier at Panera BreadFull-Time Calibration Technician I at TranscatPart-Time Gardeners & Horticulturists at Garrick-Santo Landscaping Co.Full-Time Retail Branch Manager at Citizens BankFull-Time Materials Manager (Contract Position) at UniFirstFull-Time Sales Representative at J. Polep Distribution ServicesFull-Time Logistics Associate at Ecolab(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 50 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of August 18, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”last_img read more

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Amazon or the military Warehouse bosses pressured 3 workers to choose

first_imgThe assertions also come amid intensifying attention on Amazon’s alleged mistreatment of its warehouse workers in the US, with unions and advocacy groups arguing that employees are overworked, closely monitored for even restroom breaks and forced to move ever faster to meet Amazon’s delivery times. During the Prime Day sale this year, several protests took place, including one organized by Amazon workers at a Minnesota warehouse, to highlight these concerns.  The treatment of these three employees could fuel further scrutiny. “During this whole conversation the implication was that I would have to at some point choose between the military and Amazon,” the manager wrote a few years ago after a conversation with his boss. “And that to move up with Amazon and be successful I would have to put the military aside because he’s yet to see anyone balance both.” Another warehouse manager in another part of the country said he’s faced pressure, within the past year, over the time he’s taken off for reserve military duty. He said he was told by his boss that he’d need to pick either Amazon or military service, with his boss saying he couldn’t do both. Though USERRA cases are a persistent issue, they’ve been in decline in recent years. The Department of Labor reviewed 1,098 cases for potential USERRA workplace violations during fiscal year 2017, roughly the same level as the year prior but down from 1,644 in 2012, according to an annual report from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Veterans’ Employment and Training. Davis, from the VFW, said he’s heard less about USERRA violations in recent years as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have wound down, reducing the strain of thousands of military personnel serving overseas and away from their civilian jobs. A competitive environment Alex Urankar, a regional general manager for Amazon’s Fresh and Prime Now businesses in the Northeast, has worked at Amazon for the past four years after serving in the Marines for seven years. He’s also led employees in the reserves at the company. Urankar, who Amazon invited CNET to interview for this story, said he’s never heard of any type of pressure put on reserve or part-time military workers while he’s been at the company. To the contrary, he added, these employees are typically viewed positively for offering their unique experience. “I definitely am disappointed to hear those … individuals feel that way,” he said, “but I can tell you from my own experience … I’ve never seen or experienced anything like that. It’s all been extremely positive.” Comments Now playing: Watch this: Tags A steady drumbeat of troubling stories about Amazon warehouse conditions led 13 mostly Democratic Congress members last month to call on the Department of Labor to investigate Amazon’s US warehouses. This group includes presidential candidates Sanders and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, as well as the so-called “Squad” of progressive congresswomen led by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. For its part, Amazon has touted its $15 minimum wage, 20 weeks of paid parental leave and $700 million worker retraining program to show its commitment to its more than 650,000 employees. It’s also repeatedly said it offers a safe working environment at its warehouses. We take this allegation seriously as this is not the culture we aspire to create. Rachael Lighty, Amazon Three employees have come forward amid growing concerns about Amazon’s treatment of its warehouse workers. Ben Fox Rubin/CNET A manager for an Amazon warehouse came back from a stint of military duty, where he took part in a mission to help Americans affected by a natural disaster. But instead of a hero’s welcome for his service, his boss greeted him with a snide comment that he had abandoned his Amazon post again. That incident, which occurred a few years ago, was one of several times the manager said he was pressured by his boss to either scale back his military commitments or leave the military altogether so he could focus on his Amazon career. He’s since left the company, after the same boss pressured one of his family members, too. This man, a combat veteran with multiple overseas deployments, is one of three Amazon warehouse managers who told CNET they’ve faced pressure from their superiors to quit the military, with their bosses expressing concern about their time away for training and deployments.  The situations may violate federal workplace discrimination laws put in place to protect military service members with civilian jobs. These incidents sharply contradict Amazon’s prominent promotion of its military recruiting, including hiring veterans and those in reserve and part-time roles, with the company often saying it values service members’ experience and proactive thinking. It is against the law for civilian employers to pressure their Guard or Reserve workers to get out of the military. Joe Davis, Veterans of Foreign Wars Amazon fired these 7 pregnant workers. Then came the lawsuits Amazon plans $700 million retraining program for 100,000 US workers Sanders, Omar call for Labor Department investigation of all US Amazon warehouses Tech Industry Internet Navy Veteran Experiences Amazon’s Horrific Working ConditionsThe horrific working conditions at Amazon’s warehouses took a devastating toll on this Navy veteran.Posted by U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders on Monday, July 23, 2018 Joe Davis, director of public affairs at the nonprofit service group Veterans of Foreign Wars, argued that these incidents at Amazon are USERRA violations. “It is against the law for civilian employers to pressure their Guard or Reserve workers to get out of the military and to create a work atmosphere that is not conducive to future civilian employment and simultaneous military employment,” he said. Balancing military and Amazon The Amazon warehouse manager who served during the natural disaster said his time at Amazon was difficult. The warehouse was usually hot, due to insufficient air conditioning, and he routinely lacked enough staff to complete needed tasks, he said. When mistakes occurred, he said, he’d usually get chewed out by one of his bosses. “I didn’t get treated as bad in the [military] in basic training,” he said. “You screw up — it’s a screaming, cussing, yelling tirade on the floor.” Despite the high-pressure atmosphere, he said he stayed in his position as long as he did because of the generous pay, which was a big bump up from his prior job at a different company. In addition to dealing with workplace problems, the manager said he was repeatedly pressured by his boss over several months to leave the military so he could spend more time at Amazon. This boss directly told the manager during one conversation that he’d eventually need to pick Amazon or the military, the manager said. The manager reported the conversation to a human resources employee at that warehouse but said the complaint went nowhere. When the boss failed to convince the manager to leave the military, the boss approached a family member, telling that person the manager wouldn’t be able to advance at the company if he continued to serve both the military and Amazon. In an interview with CNET, the family member confirmed the details of this conversation. The manager said he’d eventually had enough and left Amazon a few years ago. CNET reviewed his military paycheck and two documents he created at the time of these incidents that detailed multiple workplace concerns he had. He wasn’t the only military veteran to allege difficult working conditions at Amazon. The other two managers CNET interviewed also mentioned brutally long hours, nonstop work and tyrannical bosses. Additionally, Seth King, a Navy veteran and former Amazon warehouse employee, spoke out last year about Amazon’s difficult working conditions, mentioning the isolation from other workers and constant monitoring by supervisors. He said in a Facebook video, released by Sen. Bernie Sanders, a frequent Amazon critic, that the job made him severely depressed. He quit after about three months. “I was in the Navy for eight years, and there wasn’t a single day that I felt as miserable or isolated as I did at Amazon,” King said in an interview. center_img Thank you to the 17,500 veterans and military spouses now working at Amazon. We set a goal last year to hire 25,000 of these leaders by 2021, and are on track to hire even more. #VeteransDay pic.twitter.com/1tIiSZrRtQ— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) November 9, 2017 Following two conversations about this issue, his boss didn’t bring up the topic again and the manager continues to work for Amazon. “It shouldn’t be this way,” he said, adding that he’s known about six reserve and part-time military employees who’ve left Amazon over the pressure to focus on the company. A third manager in yet another part of the country said his boss became critical of his work performance immediately after he said he needed to leave for a weeks-long overseas military training exercise. When he got back from the reserve duty, he said, his boss quickly confronted him with a written report of performance issues he said were false. He started looking for a new job and left Amazon soon after. “I had never been told my work performance was less than stellar,” said the man, a combat veteran who worked for Amazon a few years ago. “There were no issues, none, until I notified them” about the training exercise. All three warehouse managers requested anonymity for fear of retaliation from the company. Some details about them were left out to protect their identities. US-LABOUR-PROTEST-AMAZONAt an Amazon worker protest in Shakopee, Minnesota, in December. Kerem Yucel/Getty Images Amazon spokeswoman Rachael Lighty said the company is concerned about such allegations, asking employees to speak up about their needs. “At Amazon, we are proud to employ and support more than 18,500 veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military spouses across our businesses,” Lighty said in an emailed statement. “We encourage all employees — no matter their tenure, job title, level or background — to bring their comments, questions, ideas, and concerns directly to their management team with the goal of improving the work environment and challenging leadership assumptions. “We take this allegation seriously as this is not the culture we aspire to create for any of our employees,” Lighty continued. “We remain committed to supporting our military and veteran employees and providing opportunities for their long-term career growth and success.” Under the federal Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), military veterans, reserve and part-time service members are protected from civilian workplace discrimination, including denying people promotions due to their military commitments, or the refusal to hire them outright. Army National Guard and Army Reserve soldiers, for example, spend a weekend a month plus two weeks a year in training. Guard deployments for duty can vary from as little as 15 days to as much as a year. Amazon has been recognized for its support of its military workers, receiving the Secretary of Defense’s Employer Support Freedom Award last year and landing on the Military Times’ “Best for Vets” list for several years. It’s also pledged to hire 25,000 veterans and military spouses by 2021 and hosts nearly 100 Warriors@Amazon affinity groups. Jon Reily, a former Amazon executive in the devices group, said problems like these incidents can arise at Amazon due to a mix of intense pressure to perform, understaffing and high turnover at warehouses. But, he noted, Amazon as a corporation doesn’t condone activity like pressuring service members. “The environment there is so competitive to succeed because there’s always someone waiting in the wings to take your job,” said Reily, who’s now at consultancy Publicis Sapient. “So people bend the rules and take shortcuts to hit their short-term goals.” Being driven constantly to get results, Reily said, “causes people to make poor decisions, like making a water cooler comment to your best employee that he shouldn’t serve his country anymore.” Still, even if poor judgment or stress caused these incidents, they may break the law and hurt Amazon’s reputation as a top employer of service members. “Obviously there’s some internal training that needs to be conducted on what is legal and what is not,” VFW’s Davis said. “You don’t want the public perception of your company being anti-military.” Originally published Aug. 23, 5 a.m. PT. Update, Aug. 24: Adds allegations from a third Amazon warehouse manager who reached out to CNET after the initial publication of this story. Share your voice 1:06 28 More Amazon workplace stories Amazon boosts its minimum wage to $15 an hour E-commerce Amazonlast_img read more

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Deepika Padukones tulle lime gown from Cannes 2019 look inspires Kendall Jenner

first_imgDeepika Padukone and Kendal Jenner at Cannes 2019PR HandoutGlobal icon, Deepika Padukone left no stone unturned at the red carpet of Cannes 2019 where she was seen wearing a tulle lime green gown with an adorable pink headband. Interestingly, just like last year how Deepika’s neon pink dragon gown had inspired singing sensation Beyonce, this year international supermodel Kendall Jenner also wore a gown inspired by Deepika’s lime green ruffled gown.Deepika’s sartorial pick of last year, the neon pink dragon outfit was the most talked about look in the fashion universe from which Beyonce took all the inspiration and now it is Kendall Jenner, an Instagram sensation and an international supermodel to do the same.Recently, Deepika bagged yet another feather in her cap as she emerged as India’s most trusted female actor from Bollywood, according to TRA, when it comes to the endorsement.After making a strikingly impressive outing at the Met Gala 2019, Deepika dazzled at the red carpet of Cannes 2019 with a spectrum of silhouettes that got the world swooning.Deepika commands the title of being the most commercially viable actress in the industry, in addition to being one of the highest paid actresses.After bringing to screen the courage and valour of Rani Padmini, Deepika is busy with personifying another tale of bravery and human spirit with Malti, an acid attack survivor. Drawing instances from the life of Laxmi Agarwal, Chhapaak is a story of the strength and integrity of a woman. Helmed by Meghna Gulzar, the film is all set to release on January 10, 2020.last_img read more

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Exclusive Cant wait to talk more about Darbar says Nivetha Thomas

first_imgAfter bagging two back to back hits with Ninnu Kori and 118, actress Nivetha Thomas has become one of the most sought after actresses in Tollywood. Though she has done very few films in Tollywood, her popularity is going high as she chooses to be part of films that have scripts with variety.The actress is excited about playing the leading lady in Brochevarevarura, a Vivek Athreya directorial, which has Sree Vishnu, Rahul Ramakrishna, Priyadarshi, Nivetha Pethuraj and Satyadev also in lead roles. Nivetha plays Mithra, a young kuchipudi dancer. Asked about what is so special about Mithra and her gang R3, she said: “Vishnu, Rahul and Darshi are called as R3 and their rapport and bonding with Mithra is something that is going to win hearts of the audience. Mithra is just like every other girl. From going to a coeducation school to being part of gang of boys, and having friends who can do anything for her, Mithra is a normal girl and being nothing special is the speciality of her.” Nivetha Thomas.Nivetha Thomas Twitter AccountNivetha has Rajinikanth’s Darbar and Indraganti Mohana Krishna’s V in her kitty as of now. As per the news, Nivetha is playing Rajinikanth’s daughter in Darbar and stills of the actress, alongside Rajinikanth, Nayanthara and Yogi Babu, have gone viral.Asked about how is it being part of the film and sharing screen space with Rajinikanth, the actress said that she doesn’t want to talk about anything that is related to Darbar. “I don’t want to deny, or accept the news that says I am part of the film. It is true that still have been going viral, but that doesn’t mean that I have to talk about the film. Well, all I can say is, most of the shooting of the film is done. I can’t reveal anything more than that. But the truth is, I cant wait to talk more about the film,” she added. Natural star Nani, Mohan Krishna Indraganti, Sudheer Babu, Nivetha Thomas and Aditi Rao HydariCollage of photos taken from Twitter and FacebookShooting of V, for which she paired up with Nani for the third time and Indraganti, the director, for the second time, has completed its second schedule. “When Indraganti sir called and told me about the role, I said yes to it because I know that he can make me do the best and he will always give me the best. He is the one who brought me into Tollywood. I have complete faith in him,” said the Mallu beauty.last_img read more

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US congressmen seek timely response to save Bangladesh democracy

first_img.A bipartisan group of six influential members of US Congress has sought Washington’s “timely response” to protect democracy in Bangladesh.They made the call in a letter sent to US secretary of state Mike Pompeo, reports India-based news outlet The Economic Times on Wednesday.The Congressmen, led by chair of foreign affairs committee of the House Eliot Engel, said that the allegations of widespread rigging and voter suppression during Bangladesh’s eleventh parliamentary election must be taken seriously.”We are gravely concerned by the negative trajectory of democracy in Bangladesh and request an outline on how the Department intends to respond to this trend, particularly in light of the serious allegations that the outcome of the December 2018 elections lacked credibility,” The Economic Times quoted the letter.Observing that Bangladesh has a strong and proud democratic tradition, the Congressmen said they are dismayed that the campaign leading up to the election was marred by violence, mass arrests and a crackdown on free speech.”The Awami League claimed 96 per cent of the seats contested – more than the party and its allies won in 2014, when a key opposition party boycotted the general elections  and the Awami League ran unopposed in more than half of the seats contested,” the letter said.Asserting that supporting democracy, rule of law, and human rights in the Indo-Pacific region is critical to advancing US interests, the letter said the reports of widespread irregularities in Bangladesh’s recent elections seriously threaten those important interests. Earlier, US Indo-Pacific Command chief Adm Philips Davidson also expressed deep concern over Bangladesh’s democracy in his deposition to the Congress.”Bangladesh’s 30 December elections point to a concerning trend of consolidation of power by the ruling Awami League and raise fears that PM Hasina is aiming to achieve a de facto one-party state,” Davidson told the Senate’s Armed Services Committee during a Congressional hearing.He voiced the concern while calling Bangladesh an important country for the US, reports The Economic Times.Bangladesh is an important security partner with strong potential to enhance regional stability and advance US interests in South Asia on counter-terrorism, Muslim outreach, countering violent extremism, supporting humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, and the United Nations Peacekeeping Operations, he said.last_img read more

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Houstons Major Power Company Wants Electric Market Reforms

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X 00:00 /01:05 Listen Florian MartinNRG’s W.A. Parish coal power plant in Fort Bend CountyHouston’s major power company is pushing for electric market reforms.The Texas Public Utility Commission is considering changes to the way electricity is priced in Texas. NRG is worried about how policies like subsidies for renewables are affecting that system.Commissioner Kenneth Anderson laid out the issue at a public “workshop” this month.“We’re not talking about a broken system here,” he said. “We’re talking about improvements, enhancements and increased efficiency.”The PUC is looking at an independent study, funded by NRG, that suggests a number of reforms to fix issues that some say could hurt prices in the market over the long-term. That includes subsidies for wind and solar power.“The suggestions in the report are to examine the impact that those subsidies and resources have on energy price, and whether we need to make changes to make sure there’s an appropriate balance in how those energy prices are calculated,” says Bill Barnes, NRG’s Director of Regulatory Affairs. Barnes says other concerns include the way transmission costs are figured into pricing, and how the state grid operator has the power to pull in electricity from outside the Texas market if it feels it needs to.The PUC is hoping to hold another workshop on the recommendations in October. Sharelast_img read more

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Cannabis Treatment Raises Hope For Parents Of Epileptic Children But Costs Side

first_imgPhoto: Shena PearsonIn the summer of 2017, Trysten Pearson, 16 years-old, underwent a surgical procedure at Houston’s Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital that entailed placing intracranial electrodes in his brain to localize his seizure focus area. Trysten and his mother, Shena Pearson, want to try the low-THC cannabis treatment that is now legal in Texas. However, the lengthy process involving, for instance, the registration of the three cannabis dispensaries approved by the state resulted in the first order being delivered only on February 1st this year, as reported by the Houston Chronicle. Also, the law, which refers to the treatment as “low-THC cannabis,” establishes several requirements.For example, the treatment is legal only for intractable epilepsy, which the law defines as a disorder in which the patient’s seizures have been treated by at least two “antiepileptic drugs that have failed to control the seizures.” That makes it a requirement to have the patient diagnosed with that kind of epilepsy. According to estimates from the Epilepsy Foundation of Central and South Texas based on data from 2014, there are approximately 160,000 Texans who suffer from intractable epilepsy.The patient’s doctor must determine if the treatment is reasonable and only permanent residents of Texas can benefit from it. Long chain of requirementsBesides those requirements, the patient needs to get approval from two physicians registered in the Compassionate Use Registry of Texas (CURT). The physicians registered in the CURT are the only ones authorized to prescribe the treatment in the state. As of the publication of this story, there were 21 physicians registered with the CURT.According to the law, a physician who wants to register in the CURT must be certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) in either epilepsy or neurology, or neurology with special qualification in child neurology and is otherwise qualified for the examination for certification in epilepsy.Additionally, the physician must dedicate “a significant portion of clinical practice to the evaluation and treatment of epilepsy.”Another option is that the physician is certified in neurophysiology by the ABPN or by the American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology (ABCN).The law doesn’t establish age limitations for the patients.For Shena Pearson and Trysten, who live in Texas City,  the law’s multiple requirements are worth it.Persistence“We will jump through the hoops and we will do what we have to do to get it done,” says Pearson, who assures parents of children who have epilepsy are typically used to being persistent.As an example, she explains it is difficult for her to obtain a medication called Midazolam, which Trysten needs to regain his breath when he is having a seizure and that Pearson and her son call their “emergency rescue medication.”Photo: Shena PearsonThis photo shows bruises Trysten Pearson, 16, sustained on his forehead and left eye because of a recent seizure.In 2014, Trysten co-founded a support group for epilepsy patients living  in Galveston County. Pearson has been hearing about the low-THC cannabis treatment for about three years, in part because of her relationship with one of the Texas affiliates of the Epilepsy Foundation.Currently, the pediatric neurologist who treats Trysten, and who is also a specialist in epilepsy, is applying with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) to be registered in the CURT.“We know that she’s doing everything that she can do to get her approval,” says Pearson about the doctor. She says some of the medications Trysten has used have been “very harsh on his body.” For example, they made him vomit.“We are desperate to find something that’s gonna work for him and we have heard the stories and seen the news reports of children with epilepsy that it’s impacted their lives in a very great, amazing way,” Pearson says, referring to the low-THC cannabis treatment.“That is our hope for Trysten,” she adds, “that we can, you know, after all these failed medications and failed surgeries, that we can move him in this direction.”But Pearson also has concerns.For instance, she wonders whether or not the treatment could cause negative side effects or problematic reactions because of the epilepsy medications that Trysten currently uses.  The cost of the treatment also worries her, since medical insurance carriers do not cover it. In addition to that, Pearson thinks about the possibility that her son might fail drug tests when he looks for a job.Sugar Land resident Piper Lindeen also has a son who suffers from epilepsy. His name is Zachary, he is nine years-old and has had seizures since he was approximately four.Zachary has already tried about seven medications.Charlotte’s WebLindeen first learned about the treatment approximately four years ago through news reports about Charlotte Figi, a girl from Colorado who has been successfully treated for Dravet Syndrome –a rare and severe form of intractable epilepsy— with a low-THC cannabis treatment. Figi gave name to the oil known and marketed as Charlotte’s Web.“We’ve exhausted a lot of… a lot of our pharmaceutical avenues,” Lindeen acknowledges. “My son’s physician doesn’t feel like he has good odds of success of achieving seizure freedom from medication.”Zachary’s doctors, she explains, have told her they don’t think surgery would help alleviate his condition either.Out of the 21 doctors registered in the CURT, seven work in the greater Houston area  and Lindeen’s son is being treated by one of them: Doctor Michael Newmark, a neurologist and epilepsy specialist at Houston’s Kelsey-Seybold Clinic.Photo: Kelsey-Seybold ClinicDr. Michael Newmark, who works at Houston’s Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, is one of the 21 physicians that have so far been approved by the Texas Department of Public Safety to prescribe low-THC cannabis treatments for intractable epilepsy.“Patients are interested and excited,” says Newmark, although he adds there are still unanswered questions. “They don’t know about dosing which, actually, the physicians really don’t know much about it either. They don’t know about cost, nor do they know about side effects or benefits, but they’re intrigued.” Potential costAccording to the website texascompassionateaccess.org, which is managed by the Epilepsy Foundation of Central and South Texas, the cost of the treatment varies according to the severity of the epilepsy, as well as the patient’s weight, but the majority of patients will pay between $180 and $240 per month.For doctor Newmark, this first year of legal sales of low-THC cannabis treatments in Texas will be, in a certain way, a year of testing because “we are all learning about this and we are gonna be learning from our patients.”Also, the physician acknowledges some of his colleagues are, at least initially, “uncomfortable” with the possibility of using cannabis to treat epilepsy.Doctor Joshua Rotenberg, of Houston Specialty Clinic, agrees with Newmark.Photo provided by Dr. Joshua RotenbergDr. Joshua Rotenberg, who works at Houston Specialty Clinic, is one of the 21 physicians that have so far been approved by the Texas Department of Public Safety to prescribe low-THC cannabis treatments for intractable epilepsy.Rotenberg, who is also registered in the CURT, notes he senses “a lot of hesitation” and “fear” among physicians regarding the low-THC cannabis treatment in Texas, partly because of doubts about the legal aspects surrounding it, and partly because of what is still a lack of knowledge about the treatment itself by those not specialized in epilepsy or not familiar with the research yet.Rotenberg says the discussion about low-THC cannabis treatments for epilepsy has increased over the last five years and adds that “this medicine is helping a group of people that are really suffering and are really impaired from their epilepsy.” There are over 20 other states in the country where cannabis has been legalized for medical purposes. An impactful illnessRotenberg underlines an illness as impactful as epilepsy typically affects more than just the patient. “It’s not just them, it’s their whole families,” he explains, “these are kids that are having many, many dozens of seizures a day and they have no life, or they have very little quality of life and, so, most of the parents that I see are running towards it as an option to help their children.”Rotenberg also notes several parents of children with epilepsy have gone to other states to buy low-THC cannabis treatments.Buying the treatment in other states up until now is something Donna Stahlhut, CEO of the Houston office for the Epilepsy Foundation in Texas, is familiar with.“I know families who have gone to Colorado to get the product and some have been successful and some have not but, if it is successful, it’s… it’s remarkable,” says Stahlhut. Sharecenter_img Trysten Pearson, 16, was diagnosed with epilepsy in 2013. Since then, he has gone through two surgical procedures, one of which entailed an implant on his chest to shorten the seizures, and another one that involved placing intracranial electrodes in his brain. But after all these procedures and several medications, his seizures are still uncontrolled and he is currently at risk of what is known as Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP).Trysten’s mother, Shena Pearson, is among the parents with epileptic children in the greater Houston area that are excited about the possibilities of the cannabis-based treatment that started being sold in Texas in February. But, along with hope, some concerns arise as well. The Texas Legislature legalized the treatment after passing the Texas Compassionate Use Act in 2015. The law legalized oils containing low levels of tetrahydrocannabinol –the psychoactive element in cannabis, known as THC– and high levels of CBD or cannabidiol, a non-euphoric component of marijuana known to treat epilepsy and other chronic medical conditions. Patients ingest the oil which, according to some medical research, can help reduce or shorten their seizures. The state will regulate and distribute the oils to patients whose symptoms have not responded to federally approved medication. last_img read more

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Asian Adaptation of The Bridge Secures Support From Rivals Viu and HBO

first_imgAn Asian adaptation of Endemol Shine’s Nordic detective series “The Bridge” is to be set up as an original production for Hong Kong-based streaming platform Viu. It will be shown across much of Asia in association with HBO Asia.Viu is working with Malaysian production company Double Vision to deliver a Malaysia-Singapore localized, ten-episode adaptation of “The Bridge.” The retread sees a body found on the border of two countries, forcing an investigator from each country to work together to solve the case.The Asian series will star Bront Palarae, Rebecca Lim, Cheryl Samad and Tony Eusoff. It will be directed by Lee Thean-jeen and Jason Chong.The deal means that the Asian version will be available on multiple and overlapping platforms in the region. Viu, which is backed by PCCW and Vuclip, will play it on its channels, while HBO Asia, which has a 23 country footprint in the region, has it for HBO, HBO Go and HBO On Demand, screening from Nov. 26. Popular on Variety “The Bridge” (“Bron” aka “Broen”) was originally created and written by Hans Rosenfeldt as a joint production of Sweden’s Filmlance International, part of Endemol Shine Group and Denmark’s Nimbus Film. International licensing is handled by Endemol Shine.While HBO Asia has its own original programming strategy, the company says that this non-co-production relationship on “The Bridge” is another step towards a quality local-programming lineup.“Our approach is not just to produce great content, but also continue investing in the local ecosystem by providing a platform for sustained growth. It is great to partner with HBO Asia on the Bridge, because they share our vision and passion when it comes to Original content,” said Kingsley Warner, Viu’s country manager Malaysia and executive producer of “The Bridge,” said in a statement.center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

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Turok Dinosaur Hunter HD remake now available on Steam

first_imgThose who had a Nintendo 64 back in the 90s most likely owned a copy of Turok: Dinosaur Hunter. It was the first game for the system developed by a third-party, and at the time, one of the most visually impressive games ever released. Now you can relive the glory days of the N64 with the HD remake of Turok, which just launched on Steam.Turok: Dinosaur Hunter is a first-person shooter that was originally released on the N64 in early 1997, not long after the console launched. It was compared to Doom often in those days, but Turok made a number of important advancements that result in the game still feeling relatively modern in the HD remake.This game was one of the first to offer full 3D open environments with textures that were quite high-resolution for the time. It had real-time lighting effects, particles, and the developers even used motion capture technology to make the movement of enemies look more realistic. N64 games of that era were only 8MB, so developer Iguana Entertainment had to compress the game audio just to make it all fit. The game made some additional compromises in the graphical department due to the N64’s hardware limitations. For example, the player is surrounded by a fog that limits visibility and ensures the system doesn’t have to draw too many objects.The HD remake isn’t the first time Turok: Dinosaur Hunter has been available on PC. The original game had a PC port, but it was notoriously buggy. This version keeps the style and graphics of the original, but upscales everything to look good on modern hardware. There’s still fog off in the distance, but the draw distance is considerably better. The remake also runs at 60fps on just about any system.Steam is asking $15.99 for Turok, but that’s a sale price. It goes back up to $20 on December 24th. It supports controllers or mouse and keyboard movement, but I think you’ll have trouble wiring you old N64 controller to the PC for that truly retro experience.Be sure to dive into the Nintendo 64’s glory days with the video above.last_img read more

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Flickr is no longer a Yahoo property acquired by SmugMug

first_imgFlickr is no longer a Yahoo property: acquired by SmugMug by Martin Brinkmann on April 21, 2018 in Music and Video – 16 commentsWhen you visit the Flickr or SmugMug website today, you are informed that the photo storage service SmugMug has acquired the photo hosting community site Flickr from Yahoo / Oath / Verizon.Flickr was once a popular, maybe the most popular, photo hosting community site on the Internet. Users could sign up for an account on the site to upload photos to it and use different community features to join groups, share photos, or use comment and voting functionality.The rise of smartphones and competing image hosting services impacted Flickr’s popularity in a negative way. Yahoo tried to compete with new services by launching redesigns of Flickr, but it seemed that the company’s priorities lay elsewhere.Information is scarce at this point in time. The “together page” has lots of photos but only a couple of sentences that reveal little.SmugMug has acquired Flickr.If you use our products today, rest easy, they aren’t going anywhere.The future is bright, but we’ll only get there together.Let’s do this.SmugMug revealed, however, that Flickr will operate as an individual entity which means that both sites and services will remain available on the Internet for the foreseeable future.SmugMug and Flickr represent the world’s most influential community of photographers, and there is strength in numbers. We want to provide photographers with both inspiration and the tools they need to tell their stories. We want to bring excitement and energy to inspire more photographers to share their perspective. And we want to be a welcome place for all photographers: hobbyist to archivist to professional.Verizon acquired Yahoo last year and Flickr was part of the deal. It was clear back then that Verizon had plans to sell services and sites that did not make good fits for the company’s web portfolio.Neither Oath/Verizon nor SmugMug revealed details of the deal. It is unclear how much SmugMug paid Oath for the acquisition of Flickr.The FAQ page reveals additional information about the impact of the deal:Flickr accounts and SmugMug accounts will continue to work just like before.Photos won’t be moved or changed.Flickr will continue to offer a free version.Flickr’s pricing for Pro customers won’t change.All Flickr users will get emails asking them to accept SmugMug’s Terms of Service.SummaryArticle NameFlickr is no longer a Yahoo property: acquired by SmugMugDescriptionWhen you visit the Flickr or SmugMug website today, you are informed that the photo storage service SmugMug has acquired the photo hosting community site Flickr from Yahoo / Oath / Verizon.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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Women of the municipality stand together

first_imgIssues surrounding women’s health, supporting each other and equality were some of the main topics discussed.DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! The women of Alfred Duma Municipality gathered at the Utility Hall today (August 30) to celebrate and commemorate Woman’s Month by discussing the joys and issues they face in society.The ladies filled up the hall wearing black and pink clothing to symbolize the qualities of a woman.“Black symbolizes elegance, power and modesty, while pink symbolizes love and sensitivity,” said Thabile Kunene, who is an Employee Wellness Progamme Co-ordinator at Alfred Duma Municipality.Deputy Mayor Thuli Hadebe graced the event with her presence and delivered an insightful address. In her speech, Deputy Mayor Hadebe urged women to stick together, support and help each other in every way possible, and stop bringing each other down.A dialogue that took place saw those present uplifting each other and sharing life experiences they have gone through. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more

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first_img News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. to expand analysis capabilities of… read more News | March 06, 2009 SIIM 2009 Spotlights Top PACS, Imaging IT Vendors 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 | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu read more Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. read more News | PACS | June 26, 2019 Mini-PACS Solution for Image Management and Workflow Optimization ImageGrid Mini is a feature-rich, reliable and cost-effective image management and workflow optimization solution, pr read more News | Enterprise Imaging | June 27, 2019 Ambra Health Announces Integration With Box Ambra Health announced an integration with Box to enable the sharing of medical imaging directly from within Box’s… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… 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 March 6, 2009 – SIIM 2009 will showcase products from leading PACS vendors – Agfa Healthcare, AMICAS, Carestream Health, DR Systems, GE Healthcare, McKesson Provider Technologies and Siemens Healthcare, companies which are anchoring the exhibition. SIIM’s recent membership survey highlighted the fact that members and meeting attendees highly value the education program and exhibits at the SIIM Annual Meeting. According to SIIM officials, to date, preliminary registration numbers for SIIM 2009 are holding steady compared to the average of the past 3 years’ attendance (2006-2008).The SIIM organizers want to emphasize that the meeting environment is also one that is conducive to smaller companies that are start-ups or those offering new or expanded products and services. The SIIM 2009 program has been re-structured to spotlight core focus areas in 9 Learning Tracks and the essentials for implementing cost-effective solutions for attendees to take back and share with colleagues at their institutions. Companies will also be offering their expertise and solutions in the exhibit hall to assist customers and potential customers to best manage the current economic environment.For more information: www.siimweb.org/siim2009 FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more Related Contentlast_img read more

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Transat passengers rerouted from Santa Clara to Jardines del Rey

first_imgTransat passengers re-routed from Santa Clara to Jardines del Rey Share MONTREAL — Air Transat is re-routing Santa Clara, Cuba flights scheduled for May 2 to Jardines del Rey airport in Cayo Coco due to the closure of Santa Clara’s airport following a storm. Air Transat says it will organize the transfer of passengers to their final destination.Passengers travelling from Montreal to Cayo Santa Maria on flight TS714 scheduled for May 2 will now depart Montreal on May 2, at 9:35 a.m. Flight TS715, scheduled to depart Santa Clara airport, will now depart from Jardines del Rey airport in Cayo Coco at 2:30 p.m. Hotel operations are functioning normally. Transat says updates on flight operations for the coming days will be made available on Transat’s website. Posted by Travelweek Group center_img Tuesday, April 30, 2019 Tags: Transat << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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Etihad Airways has posted its best operational on

first_imgEtihad Airways has posted its best operational on-time performance (OTP) results since 2009 with the airline recording network punctuality of 82 per cent for flight departures and 86 per cent for arrivals in 2017.OTP is calculated on actual flight arrival and departure times within 15 minutes of the published schedule, and takes into consideration a variety of external factors including weather disruption and airspace congestion.OTP for departures at the airline’s Abu Dhabi hub was 79 per cent, and 89 per cent for arrivals.Overall, the airline improved its network departure punctuality in 2017 by three percentage points over the previous year. airlinesEtihadlast_img

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