zoomOPCSA terminal. Source: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license Switzerland-based container shipping major Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) and the Port Authority of Las Palmas (APLP) have ratified a massive investment plan for the Port of Las Palmas in the Canary Islands.As explained, the objective is to consolidate the port facilities of the Gran Canaria capital as strategically important for maritime traffic with the African West Coast.Representatives of APLP and MSC met in Geneva this week to analyze the commercial relations that both parties have at this moment in the Port of Las Palmas.During the meeting, Diego Aponte, President and CEO of MSC, showed his commitment to the immediate development of the project in the port.What is more, during the meeting, the port authority committed to increasing the competitiveness of the Port of Las Palmas and enhancing its port service offering.Specifically, MSC would invest in the Operaciones Portuarias Canarias S.A. (OPCSA) container terminal which is wholly owned by Terminal Investments Limited (TIL Group), a subsidiary of MSC.Among other enhancements, the rearrangement of the accesses to the terminal is planned, which will allow the facility to provide a greater berthing capacity and, therefore, the extension of the services it offers.Around EUR 9 million (USD 10.05 million) will be allocated for the modernization process which would be implemented over the eight-year span.Last year, OPCSA became the first terminal on the West African coast to implement the new Navis N4 operating system, moving towards the automation of its operations. With the new system in place, OPCSA outlined three main objectives – to improve the efficiency of local operations, initiate the modernization process and increase productivity of the terminal.World Maritime News Staff
Residents of the Yarmouth area will soon see their health-care services expand with the establishment of a new primary health care clinic at the Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Up to three medical graduates will work at the clinic, helping to serve the community. The approval to develop a clinic was announced today, Aug. 18, by Health Minister Angus MacIsaac, while he visited the South West Nova District Health Authority. The idea was conceived by the district health authority, and is one of many initiatives being worked on by the Department of Health and the authority to address physician recruitment and retention efforts. “This clinic will bring much-needed services to residents who have been short of family doctors for far too long,” said Mr. MacIsaac. “It will improve access and is part of the solution to reduce wait times, by offering the right mix of services in the right location.” The medical practice will be led by a local physician, who will serve as mentor for two to three internationally-trained medical graduates. The doctors will be identified through the Clinical Assessment for Practice Program, launched in the province by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia in May. The program assesses the clinical skills of international medical graduate physicians, and provides successful candidates with a defined licence to practice medicine in Nova Scotia under the guidance of an experienced physician mentor. “The goal of the clinic is to support physicians, trained in other countries, in learning about our health system so that they can set up practice in our communities,” said Blaise MacNeil, CEO of the health authority. “Our intention is to support these doctors while they progress through the program, and then keep them in the community.” “I’m excited that we’ve been able to develop such a unique solution to fill a need in this community,” said Mr. MacIsaac. “This would not have been possible without the department receiving support from the district, local doctors, and the community.” The clinic will be set up at Yarmouth Regional Hospital and is expected to be operational by February 2006. In addition to the new doctors and their mentor, over time the clinic will include other primary health care providers.
Il ne reste plus qu’une semaine pour soumettre la candidature d’un élève aux Prix du changement positif, en reconnaissance des jeunes qui font une différence dans leurs écoles et leurs communautés. La date limite pour la soumission des candidatures est le vendredi 22 avril. Jusqu’à 10 prix seront décernés lors d’une cérémonie en juin. Les lauréats recevront une bourse de 2 000 $ pour les études postsecondaires, la formation en apprentissage ou autre possibilité de formation. L’année dernière, des élèves de la 4e à la 12e année ont reçu des prix pour leurs accomplissements, qui incluaient notamment : l’organisation d’une conférence scolaire sur les changements climatiques, l’établissement d’un endroit sûr à l’école où les jeunes peuvent discuter d’enjeux liés à l’orientation sexuelle, la traversée du pays à vélo pour recueillir des fonds et sensibiliser les gens au mouvement Amnistie Internationale, et la collecte de fonds pour les survivants du séisme en Haïti. Les critères et les formulaires de mise en candidature aux Prix du changement positif sont disponibles en ligne à l’adresse www.powerofpositivechange.ca/fr.
APTN National NewsHe’s been called one of Canada’s most controversial chiefs.But he says his confrontational stance is the only way to deal with the federal government.Some say he’s a joke, some say he’s the real deal, and now Terry Nelson is using his reputation as a political brawler to run for national chief.APTN National News reporter Tiar Wilson has this story.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (centre left) and wife Yoo Soon-taek (centre right) in a group photo with members of the UN Country Team serving in Madagascar. UN Photo/Mark Garten Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) meets with Honoré Rakotomanana (centre), President of the Senate of Madagascar, and Jean Max Rakotomamonjy, President of the National Assembly of Madagascar. UN Photo/Mark Garten “Your elections last year represented an important milestone that ended five years of political crisis,” Mr. Ban said in an address to the joint congress of both the Senate and the National Assembly of Madagascar, a country which lies off the southeast coast of Africa. This is the third and last stop of the UN chief’s trip to the region which began last Saturday, and included the Seychelles and Mauritius.“Madagascar is at a crossroads. I see huge challenges and even greater opportunities,” he said, underlining the existence of widespread poverty, weak economic growth and high unemployment, as well as the country’s water which is reportedly “among the worst in the world.”“This Parliament has the democratic legitimacy to guide Madagascar in meeting the challenges ahead. You can end the corruption that has weakened Malagasy society. You can help fight the illegal trafficking of natural treasures. In this way, you can be fully accountable to the voters,” the Secretary-General stressed. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is awarded a national decoration of the Republic of Madagascar by President Hery Martial Rajaonarimampianina Rakotoarimanana of Madagascar. UN Photo/Mark Garten Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) and wife Yoo Soon-taek tour a Lemur Park near Antananarivo, Madagascar. UN Photo/Mark Garten Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (2nd left) with President Hery Martial Rajaonarimampianina Rakotoarimanana (2nd right) as well as Mr. Ban’s wife, Yoo Soon-taek, and First Lady Voahangy Rajaonarimampianina (right). UN Photo/Mark Garten A member of the audience takes a snapshot of the Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as he delivers his remarks. UN Photo/Mark Garten Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is welcomed by President Hery Martial Rajaonarimampianina Rakotoarimanana of Madagascar, on his arrival in Antananarivo. UN Photo/Mark Garten Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during a group photo following a town hall meeting with UN staff members serving in Madagascar. UN Photo/Mark Garten ‹ › Noting that military operations “can never excuse human rights violations – here or anywhere,” the UN chief said there is no place for torture in the modern world, including in Madagascar: “I urge you to end all rights violations, including mob justice and extrajudicial killings,” he insisted, applauding the country for abolishing the death penalty. Thanking the active network of female Parliamentarians who champion the cause of nutrition, Mr. Ban recalled that Madagascar is a member of his Scaling Up Nutrition Movement. “I commend your commitment to improving nutrition. Nutrition is about more than feeding people. It requires attention to health, agriculture, education, women’s empowerment and water,” he said, declaring the launch of the UN report on the cost of hunger in Madagascar. “It paints an alarming picture. Nearly one out of two children here suffer from stunting. This is a tragedy for individuals and a disaster for development. Undernutrition costs more than a billion and a half dollars each year in Madagascar. That is almost 15 per cent of GDP. The human toll is immeasurable,” he warned. Later, at a press conference with Malagasy President Hery Rajaonarimampianina, Mr. Ban told reporters that the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development can help Madagascar open a new future. “I am pleased that it is widely supported by the country’s officials and development partners. The United Nations will do everything possible to help this country reach the Sustainable Development Goals here,” he said.He also commended Madagascar for being among the more than 175 countries that have signed the Paris Agreementon climate change, and urged the Parliament to ratify it immediately.
The ninth annual report of Secretary-General António Guterres details the level of retaliation against human rights defenders on a country-by-country basis, including allegations of killing, torture, arbitrary arrests, and public stigmatization campaigns, which also target victims of rights abuse.The report documents allegations of reprisals and intimidation in 38 countries, some of which are members of the Human Rights Council.Prior to officially presenting the Human Rights Council with the report next week, assistant rights chief Andrew Gilmour said: “The cases of reprisals and intimidation detailed in this report and its two annexes represent the tip of the iceberg,” adding that “many more are reported to us.”“We are also increasingly seeing legal, political and administrative hurdles used to intimidate – and silence – civil society,” he flagged.The report points out that selective laws and new legislation are restricting and obstructing organizations from cooperating with the UN, including by limiting their funding capacity, especially from foreign donors.The report points out that selective laws and new legislation are restricting and obstructing organizations from cooperating with the UN, including by limiting their funding capacity, especially from foreign donors.According to the report, the fear of reprisals is not only visible in the field, where UN personnel often encounter people who are too-frightened to speak with them, but also at what would perhaps be regarded as safe spaces such as UN Headquarters in New York, Geneva and elsewhere.Against the backdrop of numerous non-governmental organizations, human rights defenders, activists and experts having been labelled “terrorists” by their governments, it highlights a “disturbing trend” of national security and counter-terrorism strategies used to block UN access to communities and civil society organizations. “The real global threat of terrorism notwithstanding, this issue must be tackled without compromising respect for human rights,” the report says. The wide scope of reprisals greatly inhibits the UN’s work, including in conflict settings, when delivering humanitarian assistance or in protecting civilians, it adds. The report recognizes the need for more information collection on acts of intimidation and reprisal, including by documenting and analyzing incidents experienced by women, human rights defenders and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex persons. It also encourages all stakeholders to report allegations of intimidation and reprisals for cooperating with the UN on human rights as they occur, to ensure follow-up and action.“As the Secretary-General has said, we should all be deeply shocked and angered by the extent to which civil society actors suffer reprisals because of their work, including when they cooperate with the UN,” Mr. Gilmour said.“But shock and anger must translate into real action,” he continued. “Governments can do much more to stop reprisals, ensure that they do not recur, and hold those responsible to account for their actions.”The countries named in Annex 1 of the report, in which new cases are listed (in alphabetical order), are: Bahrain, Cameroon, China, Colombia, Cuba, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, India, Israel, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Mali, Morocco, Myanmar, Philippines, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, South Sudan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, and Venezuela.Countries named in Annex 2, where the UN has been following up, and where cases are ongoing, are: Algeria, Bahrain, Burundi, China, Egypt, India, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Pakistan, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan and Venezuela.
Due to the cost and space considerations, it’s unusual to see a tablet with more than 128GB of on-board storage. 16 or 32GB are more common, with anything above that being a premium option at a premium price. You can also argue that a tablet really doesn’t need storage beyond those levels.Archos disagrees though, and will be offering its G9 Android tablet with the option of a 250GB hybrid hard drive. It’s a hybrid because Archos wanted more than the performance of a standard hard drive, so they added a 4GB flash memory chip to speeds things up a little. This is a technique some hard drive manufacturers have experimented with in their standard drives, with Seagate even going so far as to say 80% of hard drives will by hybrids by 2015.As you’d expect, the inclusion of a hard drive makes the tablet a little heaveir (599g or 755g) and thicker (14.7mm or 15.6mm), but the use of a Seagate Momentus 7mm 2.5″ drive means it still remains a very portable unit.The 250GB option will be available on both the 8-inch and 10-inch models of the G9, which cost $369.99 and $469.99 respectively. If you consider that getting 64GB of storage in an iPad 2 costs $699, the G9 could be considered a bit of a bargain. Alternatively you can opt for a 16GB flash-only G9 model if you really don’t want or need the additional storage.As for other features of note, you get Android 3.2 running on an ARM Cortex A9 OMAP4 1.5GHz, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and a camera capable of recording 720p.The question is, does any want 250GB of storage in a tablet? It would certainly come in handy for a long holiday where watching movies is your best form of entertainment and there’s no internet connection for streaming. As a media center it sounds ideal.Read more at Archos, via CNET
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Nearly one quarter of Australian mortgage holders are looking around for cheap mortgage products and considering refinancing their current loan, according to a recent survey by Mortgage Choice. 24 per cent of respondents are considering refinancing and 36 per cent of these have had their home loan for four or less years. Belinda Williamson, Head of Corporate Affairs at Mortgage Choice, said “Of those considering refinancing their current home loan, 45 per cent of respondents said they would switch to a cheaper loan.” 22 per cent said they were considering refinancing to lower their repayment level, 21 per cent were looking at consolidating their debts and 19 per cent wanted to lower their fees. Source: Bankheadlines.com.au
Real Madrid are reportedly going to pay €75M if they to sign Borussia Dortmund midfielder Julian Weigl this summer.According to caughtoffside, Borussia Dortmund have slapped a €75M (£68M) price tag on Julian Weigl.Don Balon reported last month that Real Madrid manager Julen Lopetegui asked the club to sign the Weigl.Don Balon also reported that the club are willing to offer €50M for the player, an amount that Borussia Dortmund deem below valuation.Zidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.Real Madrid lack a quality back-up for midfielder Casemiro, and the signing of Weigl would be a smart move for Los Blancos.The 22-year-old has been impressive with Dortmund and has shown that he’s capable of becoming one of the world’s best in the nearest future.Weigl has composure on the ball and wide passing range that would make him a great addition for Real Madrid. Despite being quite young, he has already cemented his place in Dortmund’s starting line-up.
For the former Gunners midfielder, the English Premier League team is wasting its opportunities by not signing anybody during the transfer window.Arsenal has not spent a dime during the January transfer window in the English Premier League.But the team might need a player or two, as they are currently in the sixth position of the table with 47 points 15 points behind leaders Liverpool.For former Gunners midfielder Emmanuel Petit, Arsenal not getting any new footballers during the January transfer market window is a wasted opportunity.“The frustration level must be very high for Emery, as in only his second transfer window as Arsenal manager he was told he cannot sign anybody,” Petit was quoted by Sky Sports.“You look at the money Manchester United, Liverpool, and Manchester City spend and unless you join them and put the cash on the table to compete for the best players, you are going nowhere.”Not the end to the weekend we were all hoping for 😔But, there’s still another 13 @PremierLeague games to go – let’s dust ourselves down, regroup and we’ll go again at Huddersfield 👊#WeAreTheArsenal 🔴 pic.twitter.com/gTSzRMuDks— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) February 3, 2019Liverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“Tottenham are not spending money but they are in the position Arsenal were in a few years ago, building a stadium, but there is no excuse for Arsenal now,” he complained.“If you sack Arsene Wenger and then say to the guy who replaces him ‘you have no money to spend on new players’, I would ask; what was the point of sacking Wenger in the first place?”“Defensively, Arsenal have not been good enough this season, so I was surprised they did not try to sign defenders in January. But the problems they have will not be solved by signing a player or two,” he continued.“Clearly, the defense is a problem. The better teams are getting through them far too easily, and when I hear Emery say he is happy with his defense and he does not need new players in these positions, I’m pretty sure he does not believe this.”💥 B A N G 💥Well done to @LacazetteAlex – you’ve voted his fine finish against @ChelseaFC as our January Goal of the Month 💫 pic.twitter.com/YKedat9Wfx— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) February 5, 2019
News Email Pink To Receive 2017 MTV VMAs Video Vanguard Award Twitter Facebook Pink: 2017 VMAs Video Vanguard Award Honoree pink-receive-2017-mtv-vmas-video-vanguard-award GRAMMY winner set to receive the same honor awarded to Beyoncé, Rihanna, Kanye West, and Britney SpearsRenée FabianGRAMMYs Aug 15, 2017 – 12:19 pm GRAMMY.comPink is having a killer couple of months, including the release of her latest single, “What About Us,” and news about her upcoming seventh studio album, Beautiful Trauma. As if that isn’t enough, she is set to receive the 2017 Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards.From her three GRAMMY wins to her chart-topping hits, unforgettable videos like “Get The Party Started” and “Lady Marmalade,” and acrobatic live shows and philanthropy efforts, Pink is a natural candidate for the Video Vanguard Award.Established in 1984, the inaugural year of the VMAs, the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award honors artists who have made outstanding contributions in the areas of music and film. The first three recipients were David Bowie, the Beatles and Richard Lester. Since then, GRAMMY winners such as Beyoncé, Rihanna, Kanye West, Justin Timberlake, and Britney Spears have taken home the honor.In addition to accepting her award, Pink will perform “What About Us” live during the awards show, along with performances from Miley Cyrus, Lorde, Ed Sheeran, and Fifth Harmony, among others.The VMAs will be held Aug. 27 at The Forum in Los Angeles, with Katy Perry serving as host.Pink Drops New Single, ‘Beautiful Trauma’ Album Artwork
Lead Stories, a fact-checking site that partners with Facebook, also refuted the claim. An Instagram spokeswoman said the post doesn’t violate its rules, which is why the company hasn’t been pulling down this misinformation. Since fact-checkers flagged the post as false, Instagram is limiting its reach and isn’t recommending it on their hashtags or explore tab, which shows users posts from people they don’t follow based on their interests. Instagram declined to say how many users shared the hoax. Haven’t I seen variations of this before?This hoax dates back at least seven years, but keeps coming back every couple of years. In 2012, Instagram and Facebook users were posting a similar privacy notice on their social media feeds, according to fact-checking site Snopes. Like the hoax shared this week, these posts stated that Instagram was implementing a new rule that would allow the company to “use your photo” and that “everything you’ve ever posted becomes public from tomorrow.” Facebook debunked the hoax and said that anyone who uses the social network “owns and controls the content and information they post.” In 2014 and 2015, the same hoax resurfaced yet again. There are also other variations of this hoax. One that dates back to at least 2009, for example, says that users can pay Facebook a subscription fee to keep their posts private. Did all those celebs really fall for this prank?Oh, yes. And what a thing of beauty it was to watch. The list of the duped, chronicled by journalist Taylor Lorenz, included (but was by no means limited to) Judd Apatow, Debra Messing, Waka Flocka Flame and Usher. Many of the Instagram posts have been deleted, but users and journalists captured and shared screenshots. Rob Lowe — the host of the game show Mental Samurai, an “obstacle course for the mind” — reposted the hoax only to get called out by his son, who replied to his dad with a face-palm emoji. Perry, who serves as the US Secretary of Energy, was subjected to a Twitter chorus chastising him for falling for the hoax. So can Instagram use the photos I upload?An Instagram spokeswoman said that users on the social network own their own photos and videos, and control how that content is shared. The social network’s terms of service, though, states that when you sign up for an account you grant Instagram a license to use your content. “You can end this license anytime by deleting your content or account,” the company’s policy states. “However, content will continue to appear if you shared it with others and they have not deleted it.” Post a comment Share your voice If you’re seeing a meme claiming Instagram is changing its rules tomorrow, it’s not true – learn more here: https://t.co/Qy102zMQCm— Adam Mosseri (@mosseri) August 21, 2019 Tags 0 Mobile Culture An old Instagram hoax keeps coming back. Angela Lang/CNET It’s the social media hoax that won’t die. Since the beginning of the week, celebrities, politicians and everyday folks have fallen for a ruse about supposed changes coming to Instagram’s privacy policies. The practical joke declares IG is implementing a “rule where they can use your photos.” Though the head of the Facebook-owned service has debunked the hoax post, people keep falling for it. The hoax is fueled by a claim that you can prevent Instagram from using your photos if you publish a statement revoking your permission for it to do so. No wonder it’s gone viral. Among the high-profile names duped: Julia Roberts, Julianne Moore and Taraji P. Henson. Oh, and Rick Perry, the man in charge of America’s nuclear arsenal. (To his credit, Perry demonstrated a sense of humor about his naiveté, tweeting a list of items he’d give Instagram the right to use. It included “pictures of dachshunds” and “Backstage selfies with Vanilla Ice.”Here’s what you need to know about this Instagram hoax, which is sure to snag a few more unsuspecting victims before it burns itself out.What is the hoax?The hoax is a viral post that claims Instagram is changing its policy on user-uploaded photos, essentially giving the service the right to use them. Everything you post becomes public, including any messages you deleted from the service, the post states. The text-heavy and grammar-challenged post goes in and out of all caps and boldface, urging people to copy a message reading: “I do not give Instagram or any entities associated with Instagram permission to use my pictures, information, messages or posts, both past and future. With this statement, I give notice to Instagram it is strictly forbidden to disclose, copy, distribute or take any other action against me based on this profile and/or its contents.”It also references the Uniform Commercial Code and the Rome Statute, a 1998 agreement that led to the creation of the International Criminal Court.Actress Taraji Henson was one of the celebrities duped by the Instagram hoax. Screenshot from Instagram by Queenie Wong/CNET How did Instagram respond?The Facebook-owned photo sharing service quickly dismissed the hoax. Adam Mosseri, who runs Instagram, tweeted a denial of the purported rule change on Tuesday night, saying, “If you’re seeing a meme claiming Instagram is changing its rules tomorrow, it’s not true.” Privacy Facebook Instagram
A 7-year-old girl in Unalakleet was severely injured in a dog attack Sunday—and had to be medevaced to Anchorage for her injuries.In an online dispatch Alaska State Troopers say the girl, who was not named, was petting a dog leashed dog in a dog lot near her home. Troopers say that that dog, in addition to a second loose dog that was not tied up, attacked her.Troopers say an adult bystander—unrelated to the girl–intervened and stopped the attack. The child was brought to the community clinic for “severe injuries” to her face and neck before being medevaced to Anchorage for further treatment.The mauling was reported to Troopers shortly after 11:00 Sunday night.Trooper spokesperson Tim DeSpain says, as of Tuesday, no charges are anticipated against anyone involved in the incident. He adds that the dogs were not rabid and Troopers have no past reports “indicating the animals were violent.”Troopers say the dogs, both huskies, were killed by their owner Monday.
Tarique RahmanBangladesh Nationalist Party’s acting chairman Tarique Rahman sent a legal notice to Naimul Islam, chief-editor of the online news portal amadersomoy.com on Thursday, reports UNB.The notice alleged the portal published fabricated news reading that Tarique, his wife Zobaida Rahman and their daughter Zaima Rahman have applied for British citizenship, deliberately attempting to tarnish the political and social image of Tarique Rahman with ill motive.Warning of taking legal actions under Criminal Procedure Court (CrPC), it also demanded to withdraw the news published on 20 February from the portal within two weeks and to publish rejoinder in the portal along with some other national newspapers.Confirming the issuance of legal notice, Tarique Rahman’s lawyer Kaisar Kamal said the false news like this against Tarique Rahman is a punishable offence under the existing laws of the country and it is gross violation of professionalism and ethics.In the report, the news portal also claimed that Zobaida and Zamima have a savings of Tk 770 crore in different countries of the world.
With freedom, joy, love and friendsI have it all!I dance in the splendor of my seniorhoodWhere life has gotten gooder than good! The Joy of Seniorhood 00:00 /06:56 Who would have known I’d feel better at …Seventy! Than I did at twenty-one!The evolution of aging has expandedMy emotional horizon in every direction.In the “ordinary” I see the “extra-ordinary.”The grass has gotten greener.The sky has gotten bluer.The present has gotten brighter.My burden has gotten lighter.The money has gotten smallLittle does it matter!I have it all! Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: – / 6 X “Of course”… I’ve aged!The “up-shot” is … I’m. not. In. My. Grave!I no longer have a husbandI’m no longer a wife.I’m “now-in-charge”Not a slave to my life.I’m thrilled to say I’ll always be a mother.I wouldn’t have it any other way!My youthful looks have lost their charm.In their place a natural grace is formed.I’ve outgrown my immaturityAlong with my insecurity.I dance in the splendor of seniorhood. In this sound portrait, we meet poet Francis T. Goodbeer. She describes her earliest memory of poetry, how a poem can wake her up in the middle of the night and why she loves her writing class. She reads her poem, “The Joy of Seniorhood.”Francis T. Goodbeer is a retired nurse (RN, BSN) and a graduate of Prairie View A&M University. In recent years, she has been pursuing creative writing through Inprint’s Senior Memoir Workshop at Finnigan Park Community Center. Her hobbies include yoga, Pilates and weight training, and she loves to read supernatural fantasy novels, especially vampire romance. She is a native Houstonian and has a daughter. Goodbeer dreams of one day writing a poetry collection about the impact and complexities of incest, with the hope of reaching those who have experienced the pain and betrayal of incest and the people who love them. This poem first appeared in The Finnigan Anthology 2017 – 2018 and is reprinted with permission of the author.Music used: Valse Pour Maman (excerpt) by Alexandra Stréliski from Pianoscope, Annabel Lee (excerpt) by Edgar Allan Poe read by Basil Rathbone, Dies Irie (excerpt) by Kenji Bunch from Ahn Trio: Lullaby For My Favorite Insomniac, Romanze, op. 28, no. 2 (excerpt) by Robert Schumann from Timothy Hester: The Classical 91.7 Sessions and Hang on Little Tomato (excerpt) by Pink Martini from Hang on Little TomatoTo learn more about this series, go here. Share
The Cowboys got shellacked, 42-17, on the road in Denver, and after the game head coach Jason Garrett raised some eyebrows by blaming Dak Prescott’s inability to make plays in the passing game for the loss, even though he didn’t directly reference his quarterback by name.Prescott was 30/50 for 238 yards with 2 TD’s and 2 picks, but couldn’t get the downfield pass game going in order to prevent Denver from loading up the box to stop Ezekiel Elliott. Some Cowboys beat writers felt Garrett threw Dak under the bus, but in his postgame press availability, Prescott agreed he needs to make more plays.Jason Garrett threw Dak Prescott right under that bus.— Marcus Mosher (@Marcus_Mosher) September 18, 2017 Advertisement Jason Garrett put the blame squarely on Dak Prescott’s inability to make plays in the passing game— Clarence Hill Jr (@clarencehilljr) September 18, 2017Here’s Dak:
News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | July 26, 2019 Progenics Pharmaceuticals Collaborating With Veterans Affairs on AI Cancer Imaging Research Program Oncology company Progenics Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced their collaboration with the Veterans Affairs Greater Los… read more AccuDetect CAD software image courtesy of ParascriptAugust 22, 2016 — Parascript announced that Mena Regional Health System (MRHS), Mena, Ark., has adopted Fujifilm’s Aspire Cristalle and Parascript AccuDetect Computer-Aided Detection (CAD) for mammography to ensure dose reduction, higher image quality and fewer false-positives.MRHS, named in the top 100 rural and community hospitals in the United States by iVantage Health Analytics, is located in the Ouachita Mountains of rural Arkansas. The hospital has received multiple awards for its quality service, employing state-of-the-art technology for optimal patient care.“We are the only hospital in the area so we are committed to offering a high level of service to save patients from having to drive an hour or more for the best medical services,” said Todd Laing, director of radiology at MRHS. “So, when we adopt new technology, we take our time to evaluate all our options. It took us almost two years to fully evaluate the leading products. Working with Southeast Imaging, we found that the Cristalle and AccuDetect offered the most advanced solution.”In June, Southeast Imaging completed the installations of Fujifilm Cristalle and Parascript AccuDetect for MRHS. Southeast Imaging provides imaging equipment and information technology (IT) services to hospitals and practices across the southeastern United States. Parascript’s AccuDetect, the next-generation CAD, assists in the early detection of breast cancer when coupled with full-field digital mammography systems such as FujiFilm Aspire Cristalle advanced digital mammography system. These technologies combined provide high-quality imaging for all breast types, offering the highest resolution images on the market today, according to the companies, coupled with the lowest patient dose, and with precise CAD markings for areas of interest.“There’s no comparison from what I can see now compared to what I used to be able to see,” said MRHS radiologist Jonathan Welsh, M.D. “It is a combination of the resolution of the Cristalle device and AccuDetect software that helps identify what I might want to follow up. We just had a case that if it weren’t for the CAD, I might not have called this patient back for additional testing. Over all, we’re calling back a lot fewer patients for additional imaging, which is a lot better for our patients. I’m actually referring fewer biopsies as well.”Historically, CAD software have identified false-positives — where a mammogram shows an abnormal area that looks like a cancer and turns out to be normal — but this solution can reduce false-positives. It can be stressful and costly for patients called back into the office for further screening. Parascript AccuDetect CAD uses multiple independent cancer detection algorithms and a patented voting methodology to combine its findings. Comparing the results of the multiple image recognition processes allows for improved sensitivity and reduced false-positive rates.In terms of the installation process, Laing admitted that he was surprised. “We have put in a lot of other new technologies recently, and there are always unexpected challenges,” he said. “There were a lot of moving parts other than just installing the machine. Even though we have a lot of systems that it had to be integrated with, this had to be one of our easiest installs.”Almost no one really wants to go in for a mammography exam so ensuring it is a comfortable, unstressful event with timely results has always been a high priority at MRHS. The Fuji Cristalle is equipped with a patented comfort paddle from the chest wall out and also laterally from side-to-side around the breast so compression is more effective than with the traditional paddle method and more can be seen while keeping a close chest wall image, according to Heath Allen, mammography sales manager of Southeast Imaging.“I have heard from several patients that this provides a significant increase in comfort during the exam. The compression is better than ever before, and yet, the patient is more comfortable,” said Welsh. “That’s helpful to me and the patient.”Fujifilm’s Aspire Cristalle with AccuDetect CAD offer faster results. 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