Users transferring between TTC and GO Transit to receive reduced cofare

first_imgTORONTO – Commuters in Toronto who use both GO Transit and the city’s public transportation network will be getting a discount on their fares.A spokesman for Toronto Mayor John Tory says that when the co-fares come into effect, people who ride the Toronto Transit Commission and transfer to GO will receive $1.50 off of their GO fare when they use a Presto card.If they transfer from GO to the TTC with their Presto card, the same discount will be taken from their TTC fare.Don Peat says the change will likely come into effect by the end of this year or early next year.He says the province has agreed to reimburse the Toronto Transit Commission for the cost of the reduced fares.Anne Marie Aikin, a spokeswoman for Metrolinx, says GO already has co-fares with 12 transit agencies in the province.last_img read more

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Over 41 million needed to end locust plague in Madagascar says UN

According to FAO, $22 million is needed by June to fight the plague through a large-scale aerial spraying campaign, and an additional $19 million is required to implement a three-year strategy to address this national disaster.“We know from experience that this plague will require three years of anti-locust campaigns. We need funds now to procure supplies and to timely set-up the aerial survey and control operations,” said Senior Officer and Coordinator of the FAO locust response, Annie Monard. About half of Madagascar is currently infested by hoppers and flying swarms. Each swarm is made up of billions of plant-devouring insects. In November, the ministry of agriculture declared a national disaster in view of the deteriorating situation and in December it requested technical and financial assistance from FAO to coordinate and implement an emergency response.The agency estimates that about two-thirds of the island country will be affected by the locust plague by September if no action is taken. “Failure to respond now will lead to massive food aid requirements later on,” said the Director of the FAO Emergency and Rehabilitation Division, Dominique Burgeon. The plague now threatens 60 per cent of the country’s rice production, a staple crop in Madagascar, where 80 per cent of the population lives on less than $1 per day. The locust swarms are also consuming green vegetation that might normally serve as pasture for livestock.FAO said nearly 60 per cent of the island’s 22 million people could be threatened by a significant worsening of hunger in a country that already has extremely high rates of food insecurity and malnutrition. In the poorest southern regions, where the plague started, around 70 per cent of households are food insecure. While the Government has treated some 30,000 hectares of farmland since the rainy season began in October, some 100,000 hectares have not been treated due to limited capacity. In February the situation was worsened by Cyclone Haruna, which created optimal conditions for locusts to breed.The FAO strategy would entail carrying out a spraying operation, treating some 1.5 million hectares during the first year, 500,000 hectares in the second year and 150,000 hectares in the third and last year. All the operations would be implemented in respect of human health and the environment, the agency said in a news release. The strategy would also entail training a locust watch unit to monitor the situation, aerial and ground survey operations and monitoring control operations to preserve the environment. read more

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Employees students and research add up to Brocks significant impact on Niagara

Nearly half a billion dollars. Even on the conservative end of the measurement scale, that’s the economic impact Brock University has on the Niagara region each year.It comes in the form of Brock’s 19,000 students living in the region and spending their money here. It comes from hundreds of millions of dollars in capital and operational expenditures. And it comes from Brock’s 4,800 part- and full-time employees receiving more than $200 million in payroll each year.“I encourage you to look beyond the numbers,” said Brock University President Gervan Fearon. “There are individuals directly tied to each of those dollar values. The values reflect the outstanding work our staff, faculty, researchers, students and partners are doing in contributing to economic and community activities across the region and province.”A new policy brief released by the Niagara Community Observatory (NCO) Wednesday, Oct. 10 gives an updated snapshot of the University’s economic impact locally and beyond. The brief is a pilot project that will lead to more wholesome economic impact studies, as well as research examining Brock’s social and community engagement impact.“One of the things this paper does is show how the University can be a catalyst and a partner in Niagara,” Fearon said. “Brock is a community-based university and what we’re celebrating here is not just our achievements, but the achievements of the entire community.”Brock Associate Professor of Geography and Tourism Studies Jeff Boggs and master’s student Lauren Peddle (BA ’18) co-authored the report after spending months researching and poring through data using two separate accepted methodologies.Using conservative assumptions as the basis, one method estimates Brock’s impact in Niagara to be more than $436 million and the other more than $450 million. When student and related spending are considered, this number jumps to nearly $640 million.Brock has an annual operating budget of $320 million and a payroll of more than $212 million. It’s one of Niagara’s biggest employers, and nearly 80 per cent of its employees live in the region.Brock Vice-President, Research Tim Kenyon said measuring and characterizing a post-secondary institution’s impact on its community is a “ferociously difficult challenge.” But Brock’s decision to take it on shows the University’s commitment to being a community partner.“What we learned is that the University affects the community, but the community also affects the University,” he said.He added that Brock’s more than $15 million in research grants received in the past year translates into equipment purchases, new hires and the enabling of research that positively impacts the community.The policy brief will become a foundation for future research and planning, said Fearon.“We’ll now be able to look at the numbers to say ‘how can we have the greatest financial impact at a regional level?’”Deputy St. Catharines CAO David Oakes, one of the panelists at Wednesday’s NCO event, said Brock’s impact on municipalities in the region is immense.“Brock is critical to the St. Catharines economy,” he said. “You look at something like the Steel Blade hockey game, where you have 5,000 students coming downtown — that has a direct impact on the downtown core that wouldn’t have been there otherwise.”Other panelists reflecting on the important role played by the University and the value added to Niagara communities included Mishka Balsom from the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce, Rino Mostacci from the Niagara Region and Peter Tiidus, Dean of Brock’s Faculty of Applied Health Sciences. read more

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Alesha MacPhail trial Boy 16 found guilty of rape and murder of

Alesha’s father Robert MacPhail and his girlfriend Toni McLachlan outside the courtCredit:Getty georgina lochrane Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Alesha’s mother Georgina Lochrane was in court every dayCredit:PA Alesha was visiting her father on the Isle of Bute Credit:Twitter alesha macphail robert macphail She added: “I am glad the boy who did this has finally been brought to justice and that he will not be able to inflict the pain on another family that he has done to mine. Alesha, I love you so much, my wee pal. I will miss you forever.”Alesha lived with her mother in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, but was on the holiday island in the Clyde to spend three weeks with her father and grandparents. Ms McLachlan told the court that she “loved” Alesha and had nothing to do with her death.The teenager gave evidence in his own defence and was branded a “confident liar” by the prosecution. But the jury was unanimous in rejecting his evidence.His DNA was found “all over” Alesha and her clothes, which lay near her body, and he had been caught on CCTV leaving his home on three separate occasion in the early hours of July 2.  She had only been there for a matter of days when her grandmother Angela King, 47, discovered she was missing for her room at around 6.30am on July 2.The family launched a frantic search for her and were joined by dozens of islanders. But her naked “brutalised” body was discovered in the grounds of the old Kyles of Bute Hotel less than three hours later.The MacPhail family also issued a statement saying they could not believe they would never see their “wee angel” again. They added: “We miss her so much. We hope that the boy who took her from us is jailed for a long time because of what he has done to our family.”The schoolgirl suffered 117 injuries in the violent attack, with a pathologist telling the jury he had never seen anything like the injuries inflicted on her private parts. A teenage boy has been convicted of  abducting, raping and murdering six-year-old Alesha MacPhail in a crime that shocked Britain last summer.The 16-year-old killer, who cannot be named because of his age, took the schoolgirl from her bedroom, carried her along the shore in Rothesay on the Isle of Bute and left her “brutalised” body in woodland at the site of a derelict hotel.He was found guilty on the ninth day of a harrowing trial at the High Court in Glasgow, where he attempted to blame 18-year-old Toni McLachlan, the girlfriend of Alesha’s father Robert MacPhail, for the murder.The jury deliberated for around three hours before returning its verdict. The teen killer faces a mandatory life sentence.Alesha’s mother Georgina Lochrane, who sat through the trial, issued a statement saying she could not express how devastated she was to have lost her “beautiful, happy, smiley wee girl”. The teenager accused of killing her was arrested on July 4. It emerged on the first day of the trial that he knew the family because he had bought cannabis from Alesha’s father.Ms McLachlan also learned on the same day that he was accusing her of killing the schoolgirl. In what the prosecution described as a “preposterous” defence, he said he had previously been in a sexual relationship with the 18-year-old and claimed he had sex with her the night Alesha went missing. He claimed she then took a condom and “planted” his DNA at the scene of the murder. read more

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Wondering how to start 3D printing Make has you covered

first_imgFor most of us, 3D printing is endlessly interesting, but also somewhat impenetrable. It’s something we’d love to get involved in, but there are just so many questions that need to be answered. What is reprap? Which printer should I get? Should I look into CNC or just 3D printing? And, most of all, what the heck am I going to make? While all that information is available somewhere on the Internet, it’s scattered and not always as reliable as you might like. Realizing this, the team at Make put together their Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing.The guide, which is available as a 116 page magazine and an ebook (both are $9.99) offers an introduction to all aspects of 3D printing, from the terminology, to the plastics, to the software, to services for people that don’t actually own 3D printers.The guide also reveals Make’s findings from their testing of 15 different printers. Some of the models they put to the test include the Afinia H-Series, Bukubot 8, MakerGear M2, MendelMax Pro, Ultimaker, and MakerBot’s famous Replicator 2. The prices of the tested models range from $4,370 all the way down to the $399 Printrbot Jr. Recommendations were given out so each type of buyer will know which model to get. For example, users looking for the fastest performance should consider the Ultimaker while those looking for the easiest possible setup will like the Afinia H-Series.There is a lot of information in the guide (even more than I expected) and it looks like it’s going to stay relevant for some time, even considering the seemingly endless supply of 3D printers being released on Kickstarter and Indiegogo. The information will never be as complete or as timely as what you can find across the Internet (or, you know, on Geek.com), but as a distillation of the available knowledge with a healthy portion of analysis from Make’s crack team, it’s a guide that I’d recommend reading.Learn more at Make.comDisclosure: I played no part in the 3D Guide and don’t care if you buy it or not, but it’s published by O’Reilly/Make, the same company that published my book about LED lighting.last_img read more

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Newsweek Sold to IBT Media

first_imgMore on this topic Jim Impoco New Newsweek Editor-In-Chief Meet IBT Media: The Future of Newsweek Tina Brown and Daily Beast Owner IAC to Split Newsweek and International Business Times Launch New Websites Baba Shetty Named CEO of The Newsweek Daily Beast Company Harman Family to ‘Stop Investing’ in NewsweekJust In TIME Names New Sales, Marketing Leads | People on the Move Shanker Out, Litterick In as CEO of EnsembleIQ The Atlantic Names New Global Marketing Head | People on the Move Four More Execs Depart SourceMedia in Latest Restructuring BabyCenter Sold to Ziff Davis Parent J2 Media | News & Notes Meredith Corp. Makes Digital-Side Promotions | People on the MovePowered by It was announced this weekend that IBT Media has agreed to purchase Newsweek from IAC.IBT Media is the New York-based, digital-only publisher of flagship brand International Business Times, as well as ten other online news sites.The deal splits Newsweek from The Daily Beast, which will remain with IAC. IBT will relaunch the brand under its former Newsweek.com URL. IBT launched in 2006 and its platform reaches a combined 30 million unique visitors.Terms of the deal were not released, but it’s expected to close within a week. IAC will continue to operate Newsweek for up to 60 days as the brand transitions into IBT. Part of that transition will include determining which staff make the move, according to an internal memo from interim Newsweek/Daily Beast CEO Rhona Murphy.The deal, according to the announcement, includes the Newsweek brand and its digital operations. It will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of IBT. Ongoing foreign license agreements will remain in place.IAC merged Newsweek with The Daily Beast, in a 50/50 joint venture with Sidney Harman, in late 2010. The deal was strained from the get-go. The Daily Beast-Newsweek blend was forced, at best. The Harmans eventually decided to end their investment and then the title went digital-only shortly after. IAC chairman Barry Diller finally summed up the merger as a regrettable “mistake” in May and then promptly put it on the block.IBT’s announcement of the deal.last_img read more

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Samsung chief Galaxy Fold delay was embarrassing but no new launch date

first_img Mobile Phones Foldable Phones Now playing: Watch this: Our Galaxy Fold didn’t break. Here’s what’s good and… Samsung Comments Close up with the Galaxy Fold screen, notch and hinge Share your voice Android Update Originally published July 1, 2019 at 7:22 a.m. PT.Update, 3:35 p.m. PT: Adds more context.Update, July 2, 2019 at 2 a.m. PT: Adds Stephanie Choi’s statement. A new interview sheds some light on what went wrong with the Galaxy Fold. Angela Lang/CNET Editors Note: On July 24, 2019 Samsung announced that it will sell the Galaxy Fold in September.Samsung mobile chief DJ Koh admitted on Monday that he rushed the $1,980 Galaxy Fold to market before the foldable phone was fully ready. But he stopped short of apologizing to preorder buyers who never received their device. Koh didn’t reveal a new release date for a phone that’s now been delayed for 67 days. Samsung paused the Galaxy Fold release more than two months ago, a few days before its originally-planned April 26 sale date. “It was embarrassing. I pushed it through before it was ready,” Koh said during a meeting with journalists including The Independent in Seoul. “I do admit I missed something on the foldable phone, but we are in the process of recovery.” Samsung delayed the Galaxy Fold after some reviewers testing the device experienced a series of problems with the phone’s foldable screen (CNET’s review unit was unaffected). When closed, the Fold features a 4.6-inch traditional phone display, and opens to reveal a 7.3-inch tablet-sized screen inside.  10:12 60 Photos Tags 5 Koh said that the company has “more than 2,000 devices are being tested right now in all aspects,” going on to say that “we defined all the issues. Some issues we didn’t even think about it but thanks to our reviewers, mass volume testing is ongoing.” Koh added that an update would be provided “in due course” and asked that those interested in the Fold “give us a bit more time.”Another statement was less conciliatory. “Our brand philosophy is ‘do what you can’t’,” Stephanie Choi, Samsung’s global marketing strategy head, told the group. “We make what can’t be made, and do what can’t be done. This [Galaxy Fold issue] is unfortunately sometimes part of this process,” The Independent reported.This is not the first time that Samsung has admitted it made a mistake for an issue affecting one of its phones. Most recently, Samsung apologized for the Galaxy Note 7, which the company voluntarily recalled in 2016, twice, after reports that the phone’s battery overheated and caught fire. As a result of investigations into the Note 7’s design and manufacturing processes, Samsung announced a more secure battery protocol.While the Galaxy Fold’s screen issues have shades of the same internal review, the foldable phone never posed a health risk to buyers or reviewers. Samsung did not respond to a request for comment. last_img read more

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AirAsia India mulls IPO to beat market blues and catch up with

first_imgAirAsiaWikimedia CommonsTwo days after Air Asia India hinted at plans to start international flight operations from Bengaluru and Kolkata, the chief of the parent company, Tony Fernandes, on Wednesday said that the low-cost airline will soon float Initial Public Offering (IPO).According to Mint, AirAsia India had suffered a loss of over Rs 15 crore in the September quarter of 2017 as compared to competitors SpiceJet and IndiGo which recorded profit of Rs105.3 crore and Rs 500 crore, respectively.AirAsia India which commenced operations in 2014 has a fleet of 14 Airbus A320 aircraft and has around four percent domestic market share.A joint venture of Tata Sons and Malaysia-based AirAsia Group, the airline will soon to appoint investment bankers to work out a strategy to raise capital from equity market.Ahead of a board meeting in which the IPO proposal is likely to be approved, Fernades said, “AirAsia will be seeking approval at the next AirAsia India board to pick a banker to start a preliminary process. It’s a very valuable asset with huge growth potential.”Analysts giving zero value to airaosa india. Not far from 20 planes and a potential IPO— Tony Fernandes (@tonyfernandes) January 10, 2018 An Airbus A320neo aircraft at Hamburg, Germany plant.YouTubeThe Bengaluru-based airline will take advantage of the strong markets of AirAsia Berhad in Malaysia and then expand its capability in India.Yeah baby. Big day for me and @AirAsia 99.9999 percent of shareholders approve the formation of AirAsia Group BERHAD. What I have been hoping for a while. Gives me big drive.— Tony Fernandes (@tonyfernandes) January 8, 2018last_img read more

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Baltimore Youth Lead Change Addressing Homelessness On Global Youth Service Day

first_imgPublic Allies MD, an AmeriCorps program of the University of Maryland School of Social Work, will lead students in a service activity for Global Youth Service Day, April 11.Over 600 students from several different Baltimore City public and private schools will help create lunch and toiletry bags for the homeless.“Congratulations and thanks to the young people of Baltimore for their work to improve their community,” said Steven A. Culbertson, president of YSA (Youth Service America), the founder and chief convener of GYSD. “On Global Youth Service Day, the world stands in awe as we see what’s possible when kids take the lead as change-makers.”last_img

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Chrome Extension Turns Political Tweets Into Official Messages to Congress

first_img Twitter Tests Subscribe-to-Replies FeatureSenator Wants to Ban ‘Addictive’ Social Media Functions Baby, sometimes social media tagging just ain’t enough.There is no guarantee anyone reads those caustic tweets you send Donald Trump or words of support you share on Bernie Sanders’ Facebook page.Enter Chrome extension ePluribus, which automatically turns political posts on Facebook, Twitter, and news article comment sections into official messages to representatives—just as if you filled out the contact form on their website.AdChoices广告The brainchild of Stanford University students Aidan and Liam McCarty, ePluribus aims to reduce the volume of bureaucratic spam and give everyday Internet users a voice.Once downloaded, simply open Twitter or Facebook and look for the drop-down list of politicians, which includes everyone from Senate and House members to POTUS. Carefully compose your message, then watch as ePluribus converts it into a comment sent directly to the tagged legislator.The widget also integrates with articles across 14 major U.S. news sites; look for ePluribus at the end of stories on NBC, The New York Times, CNN, Fox News, ABC, CBS, The Washington Post, HuffPost, Reuters, Politico, and more.Currently available only as a desktop Chrome extension, ePlurbius is “coming soon” as an iOS and Android mobile app and browser-friendly website.And, in an effort to combat fake messages drowning out opinions of real people, a forthcoming identity verification feature will allow users to prove they are a constituent—hopefully compelling representatives to pay attention to their concerns.“Identity fraud is wreaking havoc on our democracy,” the product page FAQ said. “Fake accounts on social media are fueling misinformation campaigns both foreign and domestic, making it easier than ever to meddle in our politics.“ePluribus is committed to stopping bots, lobbyists, spammers, and foreign agents from drowning out the voices of real people like you,” according to the creators.A 2017 Indiegogo campaign successfully raised more than $10,000 to help launch the civic network. Its name was inspired by the unofficial U.S. motto “e pluribus unum” (Latin for “out of many, one”), and is a play on the common “e-” abbreviation for “electronic.”More on Geek.com:ACLU Sues Federal Government Over Social Media SurveillanceStudy: Social Media Sites Can Predict Behavior Even If You Don’t Use ThemGoogle Chrome Extension Warns of Password Breaches Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Big cat business

first_imgUnder I am the Tiger initiative, capital is going to witness some fine art work dedicated to the cause. The exhibition will showcase work of various artists from across the country and overseas like Ashok Hazare from Ajmer, Aparna Caur from Delhi and Anjolie Ela Menon, the Singh Twins from Liverpool along with others.The exhibition will take place at Azad Bhawan gallery the primary attraction will be The Singh Twins work  They have also mentored various art students from from four art schools in London, to work for the initiative. Shalini Wazir, the brain behind the cause have exhibited and staged the plays at places like Europe and UK. Inspired by her innovation, the Singh twins especially created art pieces for the cause. The exhibition will be followed by I am a Tiger play which will be staged at Azad Bhawan on friday.last_img read more

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Update Carjacker rearrested by VIS Unit

first_imgThe KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Mmamonnye Ngobeni, is pleased with the re-arrest of the suspect. “Our detectives will work harder to see if the suspect was not involved in other crimes while in hiding after he escaped from custody,” she said.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  why not join us there? WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite A 32-year-old man was re-arrested by the Ladysmith Vehicle Identification Section (VIS) yesterday (Tuesday) after escaping from custody.In January, the Ladysmith K9 Unit intensified their patrols on the Helpmekaar Road after receiving info from their counterparts in Mooi River concerning a hijacked vehicle.While on patrol on the Helpmekaar Road in the St Chad’s area, they came across the vehicle they had been looking for. The occupants opened fire when they saw the police and the officers retaliated, resulting in the arrest of two suspects.One of the suspects sustained gunshot wounds and was placed under police guard in hospital. After his arrest, the suspect escaped from the hospital where he was receiving treatment. A case of escaping from lawful custody was opened for investigation. Detectives from Ladysmith VIS continued tracing the suspect and yesterday their efforts paid dividends. Two dedicated VIS officers traced the suspect and located him in the Estcourt area. He was re-arrested and will face charges of carjacking, possession of stolen property and escaping from lawful custody. The 32-year old appeared in the Ladysmith Magistrate’s Court today (Wednesday).  last_img read more

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first_imgTechnology | February 14, 2012 Sixth Generation Elekta Control System Boosts Radiation Therapy System Speed, Performance February 14, 2012 — The advanced functionality of Elekta’s family of digital linear accelerators demands a high degree of intelligent coordination. Elekta’s latest control system, Integrity R1.1, provides this with three tiers of safety, command of MLC interdigitation for exceptional field shaping, and support of virtually limitless options to adjust the radiation dose.Integrity R1.1 has undergone rigorous tests in eight international centers, demonstrating safe reductions in treatment delivery times of as high as 30 percent. The receipt of 510(k) clearance for Integrity R1.1 enables United States medical centers to realize these treatment speed and safety benefits when Elekta begins delivery of the control systems.”I appreciate the use of multiple measures to ensure correct treatment delivery,” said Jonas Fontenot, Ph.D., physicist at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, Baton Rouge, La., which has been evaluating a previous release of Integrity since February 2011. “In addition, during volumetric modulated radiation therapy [VMAT], Integrity constantly captures delivery parameters and sends them back to our Mosaiq oncology information system, where they become part of the patient’s electronic record.”With interdigitation of MLCi2 enabled by Integrity R1.1, MLC capabilities have caught up with the ability of the treatment planning system to create fields with complex geometry. Because MLC leaves can move past one another – or interdigitate – clinicians can employ island fields in difficult cases, such as those involving multiple targets.”Interdigitation is important for treating multiple targets – such as multiple brain mets – and also when there is a target geometry that consists of different dose objectives,” said Fontenot. “For example, we may want to treat a primary target to 70 Gy and a nodal region to 57 Gy.”Integrity R1.1 supports continuously variable dose rate (CVDR), which allows the dose rate to be adjusted to its ideal value during delivery of both dynamic and VMAT prescriptions. This makes prescription delivery smoother and faster when compared to previous discrete dose rates.”The additional dose rate options permit the control system to easily navigate complex dose modulation paths,” explained Fontenot. “Less variability in gantry speed smoothes VMAT arc motion, which also translates to reduced delivery times.”For more information: www.elekta.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享last_img read more

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SIIM and ACR Host Machine Learning Challenge for Pneumothorax Detection and Localization

first_img News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more June 3, 2019 — The Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) are collaborating with the Society of Thoracic Radiology (STR) and MD.ai to host a Machine Learning Challenge on Pneumothorax Detection and Localization on Kaggle. The challenge will use augmented annotations on the public chest radiograph dataset from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The augmented annotations were created by radiologists from SIIM and STR using a commercial web-based tool from MD.ai, and follow the ACR Data Science Institute’s structured artificial intelligence (AI) use case for pneumothorax detection.“SIIM is very excited to leverage prior annotation work and share the resulting dataset with ACR in this challenge” said Steven G. Langer, Ph.D., CIIP, professor of radiologic physics and imaging informatics at Mayo Clinic and co-chair of the SIIM Machine Learning Committee.Challenge participants will develop high-quality pneumothorax detection algorithms to prioritize patients for expedited review and treatment and promote the development of clinically relevant use cases for AI. Standards-based healthcare application programming interfaces (APIs) will be used to reduce the interoperability barriers to clinical implementation post-competition.The ACR DSI and SIIM will use their respective talents and resources to promote deployment of the winning algorithm(s) into clinical use for the benefit of the greater medical imaging community, improving quality and efficiency in healthcare.“We are encouraging participants to use standard healthcare APIs (FHIR and DICOMweb) in the competition,” added his fellow Co-Chair George Shih, M.D., MS, associate professor of clinical radiology at Weill Cornell Medicine, who is a paid consultant and an equity board member for MD.ai.“This Kaggle competition will result in open source algorithms to help solve a serious healthcare problem that can lead to death if not identified and treated quickly,” said Bibb Allen Jr., M.D., FACR, ACR Data Science Institute chief medical officer. “By co-hosting this challenge to engage data scientists in solving real clinical problems defined in a structured AI use case, we are bringing together the radiology and technical communities to generate new healthcare solutions and improve patient care.”“The STR is excited to participate in the augmentation of the NIH dataset by providing our subspecialty expertise in the annotation and adjudication process,” said Carol C. Wu, M.D., chair of the STR Big Data Subcommittee.SIIM and the ACR will kick off the Pneumothorax Detection Challenge at the SIIM 2019 Annual Meeting, June 26-28, in Aurora, Colo., and award the winning teams at the 2019 SIIM Conference on Machine Intelligence in Medical Imaging (C-MIMI), Sept. 22-23 in Austin, Texas.For more information: www.siim.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. 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Weak UK pound Royal visit could boost tourism to Britain

first_img Posted by Tuesday, October 4, 2016 << Previous PostNext Post >> Share Weak UK pound, Royal visit could boost tourism to Britaincenter_img LONDON – The pound has dropped to a 31-year low against the U.S. dollar as worries over the recent Brexit vote as talks to leave the European Union continue to affect the currency, making it a more affordable holiday destination than in the past. Investors have been selling the currency since a speech on Sunday by Prime Minister Theresa May, who said her government plans to start the process of leaving the European Union by the end of March 2017.Meanwhile, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge officially wrapped up their eight-day tour of B.C. and Yukon today with a departure ceremony in Victoria.Prince William issued a statement saying he and Kate are grateful for the warmth and hospitality they received, adding they are lucky to have been able to introduce their children – Prince George and Princess Charlotte – to Canada.The Royal visit will help solidify the emotional tie Canadians have with Britain, possibly spurring more tourism this year and in 2017. The Canadian Press Tags: Britain & Europelast_img read more

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