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New State-of-the-art CT Scanner Unveiled at North Shore LIJ

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A patient undergoes a CT scan at North Shore University Hospital.Dr. James Naidich, an interventional radiologist at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, recently underwent a precautionary CT scan in his employer’s new $2.5 million scanner—a move that saved his life.The new state-of-the-art machine, one of only three in the country, took a high resolution 3D image of his heart in 30 seconds using new 640-slice-per-rotation computed tomography, revealing severe blockages in all three arteries of his heart.“This is an explosion in our ability to accurately image the human body,” Naidich, who’s since recovered from having surgery to implant stents intended to prevent blockages and heart attacks, told reporters Thursday at a news conference.North Shore-LIJ Manhasset is the home of Toshiba’s Aquillion ONE VISION Edition, which offers the most advanced cardiac imaging currently available. It is more accurate and gives off less radiation than other cardiac scanner technologies.“This machine is a quarter of the radiation of a nuclear stress test,” said Dr. Stanley Katz, senior vice president of Cardiovascular Services at North Shore-LIJ, who’s been Naidich’s cardiologist for five years. “If I were to choose a machine for my patient, I would choose this one.”Katz noted that insurance companies aren’t easily persuaded to cover the cost of the scan. He said Medicare patients are covered but in order to get coverage from other insurances, the doctor has to call and argue for their patient.Naidich had a silent infarct, a non-symptom heart attack, and an irregular EKG prior to having the CT scan done. Katz and Naidich were both surprised when the scan revealed the blockages in Naidich’s heart.“The machine benefited his life,” said Katz.A week after the CT scan, Katz performed an angioplasty on Naidich to unblock the arteries in his heart. The doctors said the scanner prevented Naidich from having to undergo open heart surgery.Naidich said: “Here we have this extraordinary device that will allow you to image the coronary arteries with minimal invasion.”last_img read more

LOOK HUGH’S STILL WINNING GOLD MEDALS!

first_imgHugh with Senator Brian O Domhnaill at the championships.A Donegal man has yet again proved that age should never be a barrier.Hugh Gallagher, from Milford AC, has won 3 Gold All-Ireland medals at the Indoor Irish Masters Championships held in Athlone Indoor Arena on Sunday last.Hugh won the 60m sprint, shot putt and long jump and set three Irish records in the over 90 years category. He was cheered to the line by the crowd in the Arena on his way to take gold in the 60m.Hugh is now looking forward to competing in Lyon, France at the World Masters Athletics Championships in August.He is pictured here with Brian Ó Domhnaill who was also competing and took gold in the 3km walk.LOOK HUGH’S STILL WINNING GOLD MEDALS! was last modified: March 19th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalgold medalsHugh GallagherMilford AClast_img read more

Les TIC et l’electronique en Afrique du Sud

first_imgLe leader du developpement des technologies de l’information et de la communication en Afrique, l’Afrique du Sud, est le 20eme plus grand consommateur de produits et services informatiques du monde.En tant que contributeur de plus en plus important au produit interieur brut (PIB) de l’Afrique du Sud, le secteur des TIC et de l’electronique du pays est a la fois sophistique et en developpement.Le secteur informatique d’Afrique du Sud se caracterise par une avancee technologique surtout dans le domaine des services de banque electronique. Les societes sud-africaines sont des leaders mondiaux en matiere de systemes de pre-paiement, gestion des revenus et prevention des fraudes ainsi que de fabrication de decodeurs, tous exportes avec succes a travers le monde.Plusieurs corporations internationales, reconnues en tant que leaders du secteur informatique, possede des filiales en Afrique du Sud, comme IBM, Unisys, Microsoft, Intel, Systems Application Protocol (SAP), Dell, Novell et Compaq.Les revenues du secteur de l’electronique en Afrique du Sud progressent a des niveaux superieurs au taux de croissance du PIB general. Les principaux acteurs de l’electronique industriel, electrique, de la defense et des telecommunications comprennent Siemens, Alcatel, Ericsson, Altech, Grintek, Spescom, Tellumat et Marconi.Un marche de l’electronique tres competitif fabriquant des produits electroniques a forte valeur ajoutee pour les consommateurs joue egalement un role tres important.Les avantages concurrentielsLes secteurs des TIC et de l’electronique en Afrique du Sud devraient poursuivre leur progression en faisant preuve d’une forte croissance a l’avenir, du fait de leurs principaux avantages concurrentiels caracteristiques du pays et du continent.Les application et systeme de test et de pilotage sont des activites en expansion en Afrique du Sud grace a la diversite du marche local, des connaissances de niveau mondial des affaires et un environnement de pays en developpement qui en fait un laboratoire de test ideal pour les innovations.Gartner, le groupe d’etude international, classe l’Afrique du Sud parmi ses 30 destinations de sous-traitance de developpement de logiciels, l’etude de 2007 la mettant a egalite avec Israel dans la region Europe, Moyen Orient et Afrique et proche de l’Australie et de l’Inde au niveau mondial.L’Afrique du Sud s’est aussi imposee en tant que destination de qualite et faible cout pour les centres d’appel. Le pays accueille des centres d’appel pour AOL, le revendeur britannique Asda, Virgin Mobile UK, la division europeenne des appareils-photo Samsung et d’autres.Et une nouvelle legislation, comme la Loi d’amendement des telecommunications de 2001, a liberalise les communications en Afrique du Sud, encourageant les operateurs de telephonie internationaux comme Virgin Mobile a lancer leurs produits dans le pays.Le secteur des produits et services informatiques d’Afrique du Sud est egalement bien place pour penetrer un marche africain qui progresse vite au fur et a mesure que les conditions reglementaires s’ameliorent. Les societes sud-africaines et les filiales de societes internationales basees en Afrique du Sud ont fourni la majeure partie des nouveaux reseaux de lignes fixes et sans fil qui se sont multiplies en Afrique ces dernieres annees.Un facteur important de retard a ete le cout eleve de la bande passante en Afrique. Cependant, le gouvernement s’est engage a regler ce probleme et des projets importants sont en cours pour installer des cables de fibre optique sous-marins le long des cotes est et ouest d’Afrique afin d’encourager les liens entre le continent et le reste du monde.Pepiniere de technologies, recherche et formationLa plate-forme d’innovationLa plate-forme d’innovation de l’Afrique du Sud, creee a Pretoria en 2002, est le premier parc de science et technologie reconnu au niveau international en Afrique.Un projet de Blue IQ, l’agence de promotion industrielle haute technologie de la province de Gauteng, rassemble des industries haute technologie, des universitaires et des entrepreneurs afin d’ameliorer les technologies et la productivite sud-africaine.Prenant ses references sur les meilleurs developpements mondiaux en la matiere, le centre base sur la creativite accueille des entreprises liees aux technologies dans une large variete de disciplines comprenant l’electronique, les TIC, les sciences biologiques et les secteurs de fabrication complexe comme la defense ou l’automobile.Elle gere aussi un programme de pepiniere d’entreprises qui a donne vie a des projets allant de solutions de gestion de mots de passe et de systemes de ventes de bons electroniques a des protheses de genou a microprocesseur.L’institut MerakaLe secteur des TIC d’Afrique du Sud est aussi finance par l’Institut Avance Africain des Technologies de l’Information et de la Communication, egalement connu sous le nom d’Institut Meraka. Conçu comme une initiative publique strategique, l’institut encourage le developpement des competences en matiere de TIC, la recherche et l’innovation ainsi que l’adoption de logiciels gratuits/libres et open source (FLOSS).Le centre d’ingenierie logicielle de JohannesburgUn autre partenariat entre l’industrie, l’universite et le gouvernement est le Centre d’ingenierie logicielle de Johannesburg. L’objectif du centre consiste a augmenter la capacite de d’Afrique du Sud a proposer des logiciels de rang mondial, a renforcer le secteur local du developpement de logiciels et a encourager les bonnes pratiques en matiere de developpement de logiciels dans le contexte africain.L’Agence Universelle des Services et de l’AccesEt l’Agence Universelle des Services et de l’Acces statutaire, lancee en 1997, a travaille avec des fournisseurs de services et des organisations non gouvernementales pour creer des centres dans le pays la ou les communautes defavorisees peuvent acceder aux services TIC et a une formation aux competences.Derniere mise a jour de l’article : Septembre 2008SAinfo reporter. Sources (sites en langue anglaise) :South Africa YearbookDepartment of CommunicationsBlue IQInnovation HubMeraka InstituteJoburg Centre for Software EngineeringITWeblast_img read more

Nedbank invests in water project

first_imgNedbank’s investment will help conservetwo of South Africa’s major catchment areas. (Image: Airboat Afrika) From left, WWF-SA’s Dr Dion Nel, Nedbank CEO Mike Brown and Dr Morne du Plessis, WWF-SA CEO. Nedbank has established itself as a leading group in the green revolution. (Images: Bongani Nkosi) MEDIA CONTACTS • Mpho Sebelebele Group Communications Nedbank +27 11 294 4274 or +27 82 528 3432  RELATED ARTICLES • New solutions for water conservation • Nedbank achieves carbon neutrality • Nedbank branch runs on wind power • Bank, WWF get R100m for green causeBongani NkosiNedbank’s new R9-million (US$1.3-million) investment in the South African branch of the World Wide Fund for Nature’s (WWF-SA) Water Balance Programme will help sustain ecosystems in two of the country’s largest catchment areas.Mpumalanga’s Enkangala Grasslands and the Upper Umgeni in KwaZulu-Natal will be rehabilitated during the three-year project, thereby improving the country’s quantity and quality of water.Nedbank, one of the country’s four largest banks, unveiled its investment at a media briefing in Johannesburg on 29 August 2011.Removing alien invasive species along 450ha of land in the catchment areas will be the main focus of the rehabilitation project.These species sap large volumes of South Africa’s precious water. WWF-SA experts estimate that Nedbank’s funding initiative will help release at least 550 000 kilolitres of water into reservoirs each year.WWF-SA Biodiversity Unit manager Dr Deon Nel said the overriding aim is to “ensure that the catchments are able to function properly and release water”.Alien invasive trees and plants grow far more rapidly than indigenous species, posing a threat to biodiversity. “These (alien) trees are spreading across the country, they consume our water,” said Nel.According to the Agricultural Research Council, alien species, such as the Australian black wattle, drastically reduce the volume of water that reaches rivers and dams, as they consume far more moisture than indigenous plants.Industry statistics show that it’s in the interest of South Africa, a water-stressed nation, to exterminate as many of the problematic alien plants as possible to improve water availability.“When one considers that approximately 3 300-million kilolitres of water is trapped by invasive alien species in South Africa, equating to around 7% of the country’s water run-off, it’s easy to understand how important this investment is in improving water security in our country,” said Nedbank CEO Mike Brown.The Enkangala Grasslands and Umgeni are two of five critical water catchments being rehabilitated by WWF-SA’s programmes. The others are Kouga in the Eastern Cape, and the upper Berg and Breede catchments as well as the Garden Route between George and Plettenberg Bay in the Western Cape.Straddling KwaZulu-Natal and Free State provinces, Enkangala Grasslands releases water into the Tugela, Pongola, Usuthu and Vaal rivers.“In addition to increasing water supply, these investments into WWF-SA’s water programmes will also improve water quality, create jobs and contribute to climate change adaptation and resilience,” Nel said.South Africa has a challenge to manage its water resources sustainably to avoid the forecast critical shortage by 2025, which would affect livelihoods and the economy.Jobs and support for farmersNedbank is well-recognised for its role in the “green revolution”, having invested heavily in environmental projects recently. It has also donated more than R80-million ($11.3-million) to 150 major conservation projects since 1990 through its Green Trust.“This new multimillion-rand investment raises our water stewardship efforts to a much higher and more impactful level,” Brown said.The bank predicts that scores of jobs will be created through its latest investment.Up to 230 000 jobs stand to be made available in the water-resource management sector alone in the next few years.Christo Marais, head of operations at the Department of Environmental Affairs’ Natural Resource Management Programme, said the number of jobs depends on public-private investments.Funds worth R57-billion ($8.1-billion) are needed to unlock potential. “This R57-billion is clearly unaffordable for government … The private sector will have to come to the party,” said Marais. The Water Balance Programme will also prove beneficial to farmers. “It is pleasing … that we can support the agriculture sector through this work,” said Brown.Department of Environmental Affairslast_img read more

Range bound markets set to continue

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Fall harvest is still underway for many producers, both in Ohio and the Midwest. It is well known that many harvested soybeans first, leaving corn to stand in the fields for additional drying to take place.Many were quite surprised with the moisture levels they were seeing for harvested soybeans. During the first half of October it was pretty common to see moisture levels below 12%, with many noting moisture as low as 9%. There was some frustration as those moisture levels meant the yield was reduced. Soybean yields across Ohio had a big range with yields in the same county reaching records for some producers, while others a few miles away had their worst yields in several years. It was certainly evident that Mother Nature played a major role with yields this year.The Oct. 23 USDA Weekly Crop Progress Report had the U.S. corn harvest at 38% while the U.S. soybean harvest was 70%. At that same date, the Ohio corn harvest was 35% and the Ohio soybean harvest was at 76%. Both the Ohio and U.S. corn harvest numbers were behind the five-year average while the soybean harvest in both areas was slightly ahead of normal. On that same date it was noted that the U.S. corn harvest was below expectations for the third week in a row. The question became, “Was harvest less than expected due to higher yields than predicted or was the harvest simply progressing slowly?” As October drew to a close, some analysts would answer the above question with this notation, “Yields are higher than expected.” Some are already anticipating the Nov. 9 USDA report showing an even bigger U.S. corn yield than the October reports which had the U.S. corn yield at 171.8 bushels per acre, up 1.9 bushels per acre from September. Many producers are reporting their corn yields are better than expected. They are completely surprised, even flabbergasted at these yields in spite of the adverse weather conditions this year. Those conditions included replanting corn along with heavy rains received in just a few hours or days. Others report this was a record year for the number of corn acres replanted.From a price perspective it is well known that corn is stuck in a range of $3.40 to $3.60. The $4.15 level seen in early July for December CBOT corn was the summer high. The lack of weather problems in the Midwest this summer has kept corn under pressure into harvest. The prospect of seeing declining U.S. corn exports for new crop corn has been well known for months. U.S. corn export sales are behind those of last year by 30% while USDA is projecting a 19% decline for the 2017-18 marketing year. Weather conditions in Brazil often forced soybeans to be planted in their spring season instead of corn. Many are expecting corn production in Brazil to be down this coming year with Argentina’s corn production nearly identical to last year. Late last month, Mexico was looking to buy corn from Argentina. It could be nothing, a one-time event, or a change in policy as Mexico has traditionally been a strong buyer of US corn.Soybeans seem stuck in a range of $9.50 to $10. Brazil weather has been dry in the north much of October while the central and southern areas have seen plentiful rains. Expected rains in late October have been late in arriving.Keep an eye on China’s buying patterns for soybeans and where they originate. China’s imports have been at record levels in the past several months. Any hints of additional demand for shipments from the U.S. will only serve to reduce ending stocks in coming months. Others are also suggesting that U.S. soybean production could be shrinking, as yields appear to be declining as harvest moved beyond the 50% level.last_img read more

Fresh violence in Bengal’s Bhatpara

first_imgTroubled Bhatpara-Kankinara region in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district witnessed fresh violence on Monday when some bombs were exploded in the area, police said. There were reports of sporadic explosion of bombs in the area since Saturday evening, they said, adding that two persons have been arrested in connection with it. Fifty crude bombs were recovered by the police on Monday morning from an abandoned railway housing complex in the area, which had witnessed repeated clashes between ruling Trinamool Congress and BJP workers since the Lok Sabha poll results in May. Miscreants allegedly ransacked the Bhatpara Municipal Matri Sadan (maternity home) and hurled bombs in front of the hospital, creating panic among patients. They also hurled bombs at different places in Kankinara during the day.last_img read more

INTRODUCING THE CAST OF THE BEAVERTON – Season Premieres Tonight at 1030pm

first_imgAdvertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement WEBSITE:  https://www.thebeaverton.com/ Twitter DONAVON STINSONThe Beaverton’s “resident provocateur” Donavon is here to challenge attitudes, get in your face, and audition for his own show on Vice. Donavon puts himself in the middle of every story, so the audience can finally see things from the perspective of a 40 year old white dude who acts like a 20 year old white dude. Login/Register With: AISHA ALFAAisha is our domestic reporter, covering everythingfrom local to national news. Oh, and she’s also killing itin her personal life right now. She’s good at the newsand incidentally, everything else. Advertisement Before the show airs tonight at 10:30pm – here’s an introduction to the cast.The Beaverton is a weekly satirical news show airing Wednesdays at 10:30 pm on Comedy, just before The Daily Show. A televised adaptation of the immensely popular website TheBeaverton.com, it files fictional stories of the utmost importance, informed by real events, the cultural zeitgeist, and national news media. Using a “fake news” platform The Beaverton offers devastating insight and biting commentary on Canadian life, politics, and the world around us. Facebook The Anchors:MIGUEL RIVASOur old-school newsman, Miguel delivers ridiculous stories with a sardonic tone and raised-eyebrow. A journalist in the rich tradition of Cronkite and McAvoy, Miguel always asks himself three things when considering a potential story: is it important, is it properly researched, and will Drake like it?EMMA HUNTEROffsetting Miguel’s gravitas and sarcasm is the irreverence and defiant attitude of Emma Hunter. Enthusiastic, and a person of interest in several ongoing investigations, Emma represents the low-attention-span of BuzzFeed-style new media, which sometimes puts her in conflict with Miguel.The Field Correspondents:MARILLA WEXMarilla is our foreign correspondent, mostly becauseshe has an accent. Unflappable in the face of thestories she’s forced to report on, she channelsChristiane Amanpour and the BBC News cadence,which makes everything she says seem way moreimportant than it actually is. LAURA CILEVITZThe Beaverton’s financial expert, and a Bay street washout, Laura covers all manner of business news with total dedication to the plight of the businessman. A younger, even sexier Kevin O’Leary, Laura will help our viewers understand the economic realities of the world around them… for a price.last_img read more

Complaint on the eligibility of the Premier to be elected Member of

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, December 22, 2017 – Providenciales – The TCI Integrity Commission (the Commission) hereby informs the public that on 12 November, 2017, the Commission received a formal complaint alleging, that the Premier, the Hon Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson, was not eligible to be elected a Member of the House of Assembly and so not qualified to hold the position of the Premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands.   The main ground of this allegation is that she was born in the Bahamas, holds and travels with a Bahamian Passport and thus holds dual citizenship contrary to Sections 49 and 50 of the TCI Constitution.   The complaint further alleged that she does not hold a valid current TCI passport and this has been the case for some time.In accordance with its constitutional and statutory duty to inquire into complaints of this nature, the Commission investigated these allegations and can confirm that they are false.   Prior to the 2012 General Elections and in compliance with the law as it was then interpreted, the Premier did renounce her Bahamian citizenship along with some other members of the House of Assembly affected.   She is also in possession of current and previous TCI Passports, some dating back to more than ten years ago.   She was thus eligible and was duly elected into the TCI House of Assembly in 2012.   Since then, and notwithstanding the current position of the law, she had neither applied for nor possessed any Bahamian Passport.   Thus, she remained eligible for and was duly elected into the House Assembly at the 2016 General Elections, contrary to the complaint.   Most, if not all, of these facts are easily verifiable from the public and official records of the relevant authorities in TCI and the Bahamas.The Commission is aware that this complaint, unfortunately has also been relayed and made subject of public commentary in social media.   As stated in a previous press statement, the Commission recognizes that social media provides a platform through which persons freely interact and communicate various information on any matter, using their names, pseudonyms or plainly anonymous.   The Commission is once again emphasizing that persons who use the liberty of social media as a cloak to make or give false and malicious information or complaints against other persons, agencies or institutions, especially where the truth of such information or complaint can easily be confirmed, must be prepared to face the severe consequences under the law for doing so.   In such cases, the Commission has a duty to also investigate whether the complaint is falsely and maliciously made, and will be doing so in relation to the complaint in this matter.Richard BeenDeputy Director, TCI Integrity Commission. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

In Other News Plan for Ferry to Serve MacDill AFB Moves Ahead

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Plans to introduce high-speed passenger ferry service to MacDill AFB are moving forward, although the project doesn’t yet have the green light. At this time, project advocates still are trying to secure funding and working with city and county partners to obtain needed approvals for design and construction, reported WFLA. The service would connect a yet-to-be-determined point in South Hillsborough County across Tampa Bay to the base, relieving traffic congestion on clogged highways as well as lessening bottlenecks at the base’s front gates. “We look at this as a potential solution for congestion issues for our service members moving into and out of MacDill,” said Steven Bernstein, chair of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce. … By Thursday afternoon, a majority of voice services had been restored at Fort Drum, N.Y., after the post’s entire phone system suffered a catastrophic breakdown Monday. Crews installed a new voice over internet protocol — or VOIP — system to replace the 15,000 phone lines that went out of service, reported the Watertown Daily Times. The Army is moving toward replacing aging landline systems with VOIP, so it didn’t make sense to fix the existing system, according to a spokeswoman. “This wasn’t planned,” she said.last_img read more