UNsupported initiative aims to reintegrate 180000 Sudanese excombatants

25 June 2008The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will be supporting the reintegration of 180,000 Sudanese ex-combatants as they return to civilian life under an agreement signed today with the Government of National Unity and the Government of Southern Sudan. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will be supporting the reintegration of 180,000 Sudanese ex-combatants as they return to civilian life under an agreement signed today with the Government of National Unity and the Government of Southern Sudan.Disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) is an important component of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), which ended the long-running north-south civil war in Sudan.The agreement signed today builds on the achievements of the disarmament and demobilisation pilot phase launched in 2006. The beneficiaries will include some 24,000 members of the Sudan Armed Forces and 26,000 others pre-registered by the Popular Defence Forces. Nearly 5,300 women associated with armed forces and groups, and 17,500 disabled combatants are also eligible. Under the four-year programme – which will be led and implemented by the DDR Commissions of North and South Sudan, with support from UNDP – ex-combatants will receive social, economic and psychological support as they make the transition back into civilian life and begin anew in their communities. “We welcome the Government of Sudan’s leadership in taking forward the DDR programme, and aim to assist the building of national and local capacities to support national ownership of the process,” said UNDP Associate Administrator Ad Melkert.“The dividends of peace are long overdue. Employment generation and re-integration of former combatants is key to this process,” he added. The agreement was signed at a DDR Donor Conference in Geneva, co-chaired by UNDP and the Government of Japan, at which donors reiterated their full support to the Sudan DDR programme, requiring $430 million over a four-year period.Adequate funding will be key to ensuring the sustainability of the programme which is designed to help foster peace and security in Sudan. “It must be seen in a broader context of support to peace and national reconciliation, post–conflict stabilization, peace building and conflict reduction,” said Ameerah Haq, UNDP Resident Representative in Sudan. “The reintegration programme will thus complement existing Government and UN programming that focuses on building peace at the community level.” read more

Age not gender is the new income divide in Canada study finds

OTTAWA — Age, not gender, is increasingly at the heart of income inequality in Canada, says a new study that warns economic growth and social stability will be at risk if companies don’t start paying better wages.The Conference Board of Canada findings suggest younger workers in Canada are making less money relative to their elders regardless of whether they’re male or female, individuals or couples, and both before and after tax.The average disposable income of Canadians between the ages of 50 and 54 is now 64% higher than that of 25- to 29-year-olds, the report found. That’s up from 47% in the mid-1980s.Five financial pitfalls that post-secondary students should avoidNot super rich or super smart? Well then, don’t major in the artsEven though most students are working this summer, most won’t make enough to cover school costs: CIBCConference Board vice-president David Stewart-Patterson, one of the study’s co-authors, said the economic think-tank was motivated to undertake the study due to a wealth of “anecdotal evidence” that suggests Canadian youth are falling behind economically.“We all know the stories — all our kids getting really good educations but too many of them are still stuck living in their parents’  basements, still in low-end service jobs that don’t really take advantage of all the education that we’ve paid for,” Stewart-Patterson said in an interview.“Our report provides some pretty persuasive, quantitative evidence that yeah, there really is a systemic pattern here. These aren’t just stories of individuals — there really is a pattern that’s unfolded over a prolonged period, a pattern which has some disturbing implications going forward.”He pointed out that top Canadian earners fought for principles of equal work for equal value, yet their children now face lower wages and reduced pension benefits even if they’re doing the same work at the same employer.The trend is particularly troubling, he added, because as the Baby-Boom generation moves into retirement, Canadians will be relying on a smaller share of the population to drive economic growth and sustain the tax base that supports public services.Canada therefore needs average employment incomes to rise, not fall behind, in order to pay for the increasing health-care costs of the baby-boomer generation, among a host of other expenses, Stewart-Patterson said.“We are moving into an era where people of working age are going to be increasingly scarce; that should put upward pressure on wages going forward,” he said.“And yet, if we look at the past 30 years … the real incomes that are being earned in the workplace by younger workers have barely budged after inflation. That creates an issue in how much governments can raise in tax revenues, how much can our economy grow?”He also warned that before long, the younger generation is going to “get fed up.”Andrew Langille, a Toronto-based labour lawyer and youth employment advocate, said the Conference Board study confirms what’s already known: Canada’s young people are falling behind.“Increasingly it’s clear that Canada doesn’t have a problem with a declining middle-class; rather it’s a problem of income and wealth inequality for younger generations,” he said.“From skyrocketing tuition to the increasing cost of home ownership to the prospect of stagnating wages and precarious work — young Canadians are increasingly on shaky financial footing and not able to get ahead.”Few politicians seem ready to tackle the problem, he added. “Unless politicians get serious about intergenerational equity, this issue has the potential to cause damaging social and economic consequences,” he said in an interview.“I really wonder who the boomers expect are going to buy their pretty houses.” read more

Fine Gael TDs challenge Government stance on Croke Park

first_imgEIGHT FINE GAEL TDs have voiced criticism of the Government’s stance on the Croke Park Agreement – saying that while the core pay of low-earning public servants ought to be protected, incremental pay rises and allowances for those at the top should not.In a co-authored piece in today’s Irish Examiner, the eight TDs – Sean Conlan, Paul Connaughton, Pat Deering, Brendan Griffin, Noel Harrington, Sean Kyne, Anthony Lawlor, and Eoghan Murphy – raise a number of challenges to the Government’s position.They argue that pay increases for those on higher wages “must be put back on the table” if the Government is serious about tackling the budget deficit, claiming that such increments will add at least €170 million to the public sector pay bill by next year.They also highlight the “hesitation” in tackling the subject of public sector allowances, which they claim are worth €1.5 billion, when allowances are not addressed in the Croke Park Agreement.The actual savings being made under the deal is also questioned – with the TDs asking whether the figures have been overstated.Read: Government insists Croke Park savings are not overstatedRead: Coveney – Department ‘was being accurate’ in rejecting government’s Croke Park criterialast_img read more

BitTorrent forces software install to unlock free music Updated

first_imgUpdate: It turns out this isn’t as bad as first thought. When you click the download link a second link is available that allows you to download the files without the software.Have you ever bought a new computer only to boot it up and find a load of software pre-installed that you never wanted and will never use? The same is now happening to music tracks you download on BitTorrent as part of a new deal to generate revenue.The first of these deals sees DJ Shadow offer some of his music for free, but BitTorrent is bundling the download with at least one piece of software. Most people will get RealPlayer. In return, BitTorrent and DJ Shadow split any revenue generated from the download and that software you are forced to install.The content on offer includes 3 tracks from DJ Shadow’s Hidden Transmissions, archival footage from his MPC era, and a photo vault and time capsule. The time capsule includes unreleased material from his new project.It sounds like a lot of content for free, but in order to gain access to it you have to install the media player, or whatever software BitTorrent has chosen to bundle in your region of the world. BitTorrent is touting the download as helping to “support creative collaborations”, and they intend to do it with a number of artists, for film as well as music.It’s unclear what happens after you unlock the content, but I think it’s safe to assume you can uninstall any software you don’t want. The hassle of doing that will drive many to not bother, and instead wait for someone to upload the content without the mandatory install. It’s inevitable that is going to happen.What I’d like to know is what kind of revenue they expect to be sharing from each download. Can it really be that much? If it’s only a few dollars a download, then I’d suggest doing a “pay what you want” offer like the Humble Indie Bundle would probably generate more and get DJ Shadow more/better publicity in the process.You can download the DJ Shadow bundle for free right now via BitTorrentvia Gigaomlast_img read more

Mozilla and Epic team up to bring Unreal Engine 3 to the

first_imgAt the Game Developers Conference 2013 in San Francisco, Mozilla and Epic Games have announced that they have teamed up to bring Unreal Engine 3 to the web.  It’s great news for the web as a whole, but especially for Firefox users and those who purchase smartphones running Firefox OS later this year. Why? Because of the recently-integrated asm.js.When Mozilla unleashed OdinMonkey, it finally offered a response to Google Chrome’s Native Client. Asm.js promises to speed up Emscripten-ported JavaScript apps and games to the point where they perform nearly as well as their native-code counterparts. When you add asm.js in with things like WebGL support, improved memory management, and hardware acceleration, Mozilla has positioned Firefox perfectly as the browser of choice for next-generation, plug-in free gaming on the web.With Firefox OS and the Firefox Marketplace launching later this year, this is a significant win for Mozilla. No, the porting of Unreal Engine 3 doesn’t mean that Mass Effect 3 is going to find its way onto sub-$100 Firefox phones, but it does mean that mobile hits like Infinity Blade and Dungeon Defenders will. It should also mean that we’ll see more developers offering up browser-friendly versions of their mobile hits — particularly if the porting process is relatively painless and offers an additional revenue stream.Prior to the launch of Windows 8, doing so might not have made much sense. But half a year on, the PC market is now rich with touchscreen devices. Now that there’s a top-notch game engine that runs under asm.js and a web browser that’s optimized to do the heavy lifting, Android and iOS-style games are a much better fit for the modern web.last_img read more

CD Projekt proves that games DRM is a complete waste of time

first_img <> Add to that a growing library of games on the also DRM-free GOG.com and you have a thriving business in the games sector without any use of DRM. What further proof do copyright holders need that they are wasting their time and money, and in the process really pissing off gamers?So please other publishers, and I am looking at Ubisoft specifically when I say this, drop the DRM. It will have no negative impact on your game sales over their lifetimes and in the process will save you a small fortune in licensing fees and server costs.As Iwinski says, “We totally believe in the carrot, not in the stick…” Digital rights management and disc protection has been used by video games publishers for decades. At best, you don’t know it’s there, but at worst you can’t play a game without being connected to the Internet, the DRM installs the equivalent of a rootkit on your machine, or worst of all–that $60 game you bought can’t be played due to some unknown issue related to rights management and the publisher has no fix.DRM does not work, and that has been argued for years. Copyright holders argue otherwise and always want to clamp down harder, restrict more, and prosecute pirates for extrotionate amounts of money. With anti-tamper technology such as Denuvo proving incredibly difficult to crack, they may get their wish (albeit temporarily).However, we now have solid proof DRM is a complete waste of time and money. That proof comes in the form of development studio CD Projekt, owner of GOG.com and creators of The Witcher series.Marcin Iwinski, co-founder of GOG and CD Projekt, spoke at infoShare 2016 and pointed out how well not using DRM works. The Witcher 3 has no DRM and yet it has sold 10 million copies. It has been pirated, but Iwinski points out that many of those pirates have come back to purchase the game when they can afford it. Also, the regular free content drops for the title have encouraged gamers to buy a copy.last_img read more

APCCIF members meet VMRDA Chairman

first_imgVisakhapatnam: AP Chambers of Commerce and Industry Federation (APCCIF) president G Sambasiva Rao, chairman of Visakhapatnam Zone Pydah Krishna Prasad, vice-chairman Sudhir Mulagada, along with other committee members, met VMRDA Chairman Dronamraju Srinivasa Rao on Tuesday. They interacted with the Chairman of VMRDA who agreed to take concrete measures for the overall development of the region, promote tourism and create employment opportunities for the local youth and also ironout issues pertaining to trade and industry.last_img read more

4 gates of Srisailam lifted up to 10 metres

first_imgHyderabad: With heavy inflows from the Krishna river reaching Srisailam reservoir, four gates of the dam were lifted on Friday in the presence of Andhra Pradesh Irrigation Minister Anil Kumar and Telangana Minister S Niranjan Reddy. This year the gates have been lifted early as compared to last year. Due to poor inflows, the gates were lifted on August 18 in 2018 and on October 12 in 2017. Also Read – Hyderabad: Wall collapse in Kukatpally damages four cars Advertise With Us The gates of the dam have been lifted to 10 metres height and water was released downstream into Nagarjunasagar. Around one lakh cusecs from the three gates was released downstream. Prior to the release of water, the ministers performed ‘Jala Puja’. Officials said it would take two days for the water to reach Nagarjunasagar. This is the first time of the season the dam was receiving constant inflows of 3.5 lakh cusecs of flood waters from the upper stream. Also Read – Man tied up to a tree and thrashed in Nalgonda for harassing woman Advertise With Us Due to heavy rains in the catchment areas, particularly in Karnataka, Almatti dam was brimming with inflows from where the water is released to Narayanapur and Jurala barrages. On learning about the water release from Srisailam dam people from two Telugu-speaking states besides devotees started visiting the Mallikarjuna swamy temple in Srisailam. Advertise With Us Nature lovers in large numbers also flocked to have a glimpse. Next three days being holidays, the number of people visiting the dam site is likely to be heavy and the district administration is making necessary arrangements to regulate the crowd. The storage capacity of Srisailam dam is 885 feet with 215 tmc ft. Water levels in the dam already reached 884 feet and there is no way of storing the water, according to Chief Engineer of Irrigation Department Narayana Reddy.last_img read more

Fastspreading pig Ebola virus in China to upset global meat trade balance

first_img Meet Sierra Leones only female surfer ReutersThe fast-spreading pig virus has infected nearly one million hogs in China, a major producer of pork in the world. The outbreak of the virus will soon see major repercussions on China’s economy and even on global trade. The Pig ‘Ebola’ virus, also known as the African swine fever, was first detected in Cambodia. The virus then spread to China, one of the biggest producers of pork in the world. The virus has infected some 400 million pigs, about half the country’s swine population, according to Bloomberg.With the culling of the infected pigs, the population of swine will effectively go down, thus creating dependency on other meat. Australia, which is a major beef provider, could increase the rates of the meat, starting a domino effect in the markets across the world.In addition to this, the infected meat transported from Japan to Australia was detected at airports, leading to the ban of products and causing a bigger crunch for the pig farmers. The report explains that the livelihood of the pig producers has been affected, which in turn makes them increase the rates of the pork produced.The swine fever does not affect humans, but in pigs they can spread like wildfire and kill the animals. The virus causes a hemorrhagic illness in pigs which will kill them soon, not unlike the effects of the human Ebola virus. The disease can spread through dirt, interaction between the animals and food and water. The Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain assured that the food chain will not be affected since the infected meat has been removed completely. However, it was talking about the outbreak of the virus in Belgium.Reports claim that the virus was introduced in the European Union in 2014 and has been spreading at a speed of 200 kilometres per year, triggering massive losses for the economy. Some of the measures China has taken to stop the spread of the virus include killling one million pigs, banning the movement of healthy hogs outside the infected areas and closure of markets. IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:02/7:31Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-7:29?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …center_img Closelast_img read more

Savion Glover Dance Holiday Spectacular

first_imgSavion GloverIn a performance bursting with holiday cheer, Savion Glover, the reigning king of tap returns for the holidays, bringing an unforgettable evening of heart-pounding dance, bright lights, and joyous sounds. The concert will be at George Mason University’s  Center for the Arts , Route 123 & Braddock Road on Dec. 19 at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $32-$54. For more information, visit cfa.gmu.edu or call 1- 888-945-2468.last_img

Ceasefires Bridgeford Laments De Sousa Resignation

first_imgBy Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, syoes@afro.comAfter a little more than two months in the chair, Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa resigned this week in the wake of three federal misdemeanor charges of not filing income taxes in 2013, 2014 and 2015.However, it seems abundantly clear to many that there is much more connected to De Sousa’s departure from the Baltimore Police Department (BPD), than taxes.Baltimore AFRO reporter Stephen Janis writes this week:“WBAL-TV reported May 15 that federal prosecutors had issued subpoenas to the city finance department for records related to De Sousa’s work history going back almost a decade. The documents sought pay stubs, travel records, personnel files and internal investigations…There are concerns that the subpoenas coupled with the motions filed by prosecutors stating that De Sousa was under investigation for other federal crimes, is a sign of other charges are forthcoming. Particularly since the prosecutors handling De Sousa’s case are the same duo that brought down the Gun Trace Task Force.”Sean Yoes (Courtesy Photo)Ultimately, whether the 30 year veteran of the BPD was forced to resign because of taxes, or something far more insidious, the bottom line is De Sousa, the eighth BPD commissioner in 18 years, is out.Erricka Bridgeford, the leader and co-founder of the Baltimore Ceasefire 365, the grassroots anti-violence movement, is not happy about De Sousa’s exit.“I’m disappointed that the commissioner resigned. In relation to your job: I don’t care if you are unorganized in your own finances. It’s not my business if you cheat on your wife. When you show up at work, how well do you do your job? That’s what I care about,” wrote Bridgeford in a Facebook post on May 16.“I want a world where our current system of policing is dismantled and rebuilt, based on “power with” the community. But, in the meantime, we need people in BPD who really do their best, given the effed up system.”Some may disagree with Bridgeford’s assertion that she doesn’t “care if you are unorganized in your own finances.” And they may take issue with her not caring whether or not the police commissioner, or any other public servant, cheats on their spouse. But, I would take issue with anybody who doesn’t believe Baltimore’s criminal justice system and specifically, the Baltimore Police Department is “effed up.” And I think there is consensus that we want our leaders to “do their best.” And Bridgeford believes De Sousa was doing his best confronted with a dire situation within the BPD and our city.“Up close, I saw what Darryl De Sousa was doing. I saw him be more transparent with grassroots leaders than any previous commissioner. I saw him work with grassroots leaders to help keep people from getting killed, in some of Baltimore’s darkest hours in the last month. I saw him care about Baltimore, not just with his words, but with his actions. I saw him be open to feedback. I saw him be responsive to residents and help with things they needed,” Bridgeford added.“Nobody is perfect. If the places I fail in my personal life ever became public information, people would be out here hunting for my head…regardless of how good I am at what I do. I’m not saying I agree with De Sousa’s every strategy…because I disagree with a lot of policing strategies. But, given what the policing system currently is, the man was doing his best. He was someone I trusted in that position.”And I trust Bridgeford’s opinion and her leadership on this and she’s not the only person whose opinion I trust who backs the former commissioner.Baltimore took a big loss this week, now that De Sousa is out of the chair.Sean Yoes is the Baltimore editor of the AFRO and host and executive producer of the AFRO First Edition, which airs Monday and Friday at 5 p.m. on the AFRO’s Facebook page.last_img read more

Promoting and preserving public art

first_imgFifteen artists from different backgrounds have gathered to showcase sculptures and installations on the theme of ‘Public art and its relevance’, at India International Centre. Titled ‘Sculpt for Delhi-II’, the group exhibition was inaugurated by Anil Baijal, Lt Governor, Delhi and Ambassador of Bulgaria Eleonora Dimitrova in the presence of Vijay Kumar Dev, Chief Secretary, Delhi.”Exhibitions like these offer a platform to express our thoughts through the medium of art, showcase our creativity, and bring it into the notice of concerned authorities. The authorities need to understand our strengths, and therefore use our potential in the best way possible. It is a way to communicate with them and discuss the importance of such installations and sculptures for artists as well as the public,” said Shovin Bhattacharjee, whose sculpture ‘Mystery of life’ highlights how urbanisation is destroying the nature. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”I have tried to bring a mirror in front of the people to see the sad reality, and understand why it’s important to be sensitive towards nature,” he added. The show is conceptualised by artist and sculptor Neeraj Gupta, President, Delhi Art Society in collaboration with Indian International Centre, and will go on until March 19. Well-known artists including Bipasa Sen Gupta, Anjali Khosa Kaul, Asurvedh, Suresh Kumar, O P Khare, Sangeeta Gupta, Farhat Jamshed, Neeraj Gupta, Shreedhar Mukul Panwar, Kavita Nayyar, among others, have created tangible forms and figures of smooth stimulations, gradual escalation of symmetry and a hint of mystery for the ongoing exhibition. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveOn this occasion, Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Anil Baijal said that this exhibition will be a witness to the symbol of art and cultural influences, which the artists have raised with finesse. All artists have given their best to make this exhibition one of its kind. I have always been a fan of sculpture exhibitions, and I congratulate the Delhi Art Society and India International Centre for organising such an event with great enthusiasm.” Neeraj Gupta said, “This liberating form of art is a mystical practice, and thus brings together a dreamy amalgamation of form, features, ideations, and ideals. Art is what metamorphoses the world into a more humane world. ‘Sculpt for Delhi II’ is one such attempt to control your world to consecutively take over culture. Works of art displayed in public places are the magnets that may hold the public space together. They represent the relentless spiral of the energies of the people.”last_img read more

How to get Netflix 1080p or 4K on nonWindows 10 devices

first_imgHow to get Netflix 1080p or 4K on non-Windows 10 devices by Martin Brinkmann on April 24, 2017 in Music and Video – Last Update: July 05, 2017 – 16 commentsThe web browser and/or device determines the highest quality level (resolution) that you get when you play TV shows or movies on Netflix.You get 1080p and 4k playback only in Microsoft Edge currently when it comes to web browsers. This means, that you get that only if your computer runs Windows 10, Microsoft’s newest operating system.Note: Internet Explorer and Safari support up to 1080p on Netflix, but Edge is the only browser that supports up to 4K playback.If you run any other operating system, or a different web browser on Windows 10, all you get is a maximum of 720p instead.There are other requirements that devices need to meet for 1080p or — god beware — 4K playback on Netflix. The Internet connection speed needs to support at least 5 Megabits per second, and you need to be subscribed to a plan that supports the resolution as well.Tip: check out Netflix’s system requirements for additional details on the requirements.How to get Netflix 1080p on non-Windows 10 devicesWhat if you don’t have access to a device running Windows 10, or don’t want to use Microsoft Edge or the Netflix application for Windows 10, to watch shows and movies on Netflix?There is a solution for the former issue, but not for the latter. In short, you may use a virtual machine image of Windows 10 to run Netflix using Microsoft Edge or the Netflix application for Windows 10.Note that this requires fairly modern hardware as running anything in a virtual machine puts more strain on the system. Still, if you want 1080p playback or even 4K playback, and don’t have access to other means, this is your only option for that.Check out our instructions on how to run Microsoft Edge using a virtual machine which we published recently. Basically, what it involves is downloading and installing a free VM software such as Oracle’s VirtualBox, and installing a freely available trial version of Windows 10 as a virtual machine using it.All that is left then is to start the virtual machine, open Microsoft Edge, then Netflix in the browser, to use it as if you’d use it on the local system.You need to sign in to Netflix, and may use the Ctrl-Shift-Alt-S shortcut to check out the bitrates that you get. Make sure that Netflix is configured to deliver HD content (not to auto).There is little that you can do if you notice stutters or artifacts though on the screen, as it is likely hardware related in that case. You may try the Netflix app for Windows 10 as well, as it may run better than Netflix in the browser.To use it, open Windows Store, search for Netflix and install the application. Please note that you need to sign in once with a Microsoft account to install the application.Start the Netflix application afterwards, sign in, and start playback. Preliminary tests on a moderate system have shown that playback is more fluent in the application than Edge.The shortcut Ctrl-Shift-Alt-S works in the Netflix application as well, and you may use it to override the default bitrate to increase or decrease the quality of the stream.Another benefit of running the application is that you may download some Netflix shows and movies to the local system. This removes the connection speed as a parameter for playback, and may improve the overall experience further.Closing WordsIf you want 1080p or higher playback on Netflix but don’t use Windows 10, running Edge or the Netflix app in a Windows 10 virtual machine may be one option to achieve that. Considering that it takes quite a bit of effort to set things up, and that you need fairly powerful hardware on top of that, it is probably not a solution for the masses but for fans who want the best streaming quality on their devices.Now you: 720p, 1080p or 4k quality, do you care about those on your computer?SummaryArticle NameHow to get Netflix 1080p or 4K on non-Windows 10 devicesDescriptionFind out how stream Netflix shows and movies in 1080p or 4K quality on devices that don’t run Microsoft’s new operating system Windows 10.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

Holographic Evaluation of Cardiac Valves Demonstrated at TedMed2016 Conference

first_img News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more Related Content Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 09, 2019 360 Degree View of a Mitral Valve Ultrasound Exam on a Vivid E95 System A view of a mitral valve on a GE Healthcare Vivid E95 … read more News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 05, 2019 Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an ambulatory… read more read more The ScanTrainer transvaginal simulator is one example of Intelligent Ultrasound’s simulation technologies. January 4, 2017 — A new ground-breaking technology that allows evaluation of cardiac valves using holograms was demonstrated at the TedMed 2016 conference in December, posited as the next level of cardiac hemodynamic evaluation. The technology, developed in collaboration with Hitachi and others, was presented by Partho Sengupta, M.D., director of cardiac ultrasound research and core lab and an associate professor of medicine in cardiology at Mount Sinai’s Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute and the Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Center for Cardiovascular Health.The presentation centered around Sengupta’s focus on discovering advanced visualization technologies to evaluate valvular form and function and how it is linked to the cardiac flow geometry. Some of his past work has been with particle image velocimetry (PIV) to demonstrate the valvular flow with vector information. He shared how he is now also using ultrasound to provide the vector information to evaluate this same flow geometry. He presented examples of PIV and Hitachi’s Vector Flow Mapping (VFM) analysis results side by side to illustrate the validity of ultrasound as a tool for vector mapping.As a look into the future, Sengupta then demonstrated how holograms will play a part in valvular and other cardiac diagnosis by showing an example of a mitral valve hologram.For more information: www.hitachi-aloka.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 26, 2019 Intelligent Ultrasound Group Collaborating With the National Imaging Academy Wales Artificial intelligence (AI)-based ultrasound software and simulation company Intelligent Ultrasound Group plc (AIM:… read more 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 11, 2019 360 Degree View of a Smartphone Performing a Cardiac Ultrasound Exam This 360 degree photo shows a basic, point-of-care cardiac echocardiogram being performed using a smartphone turned i read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 31, 2019 Studies Confirm Clinical Value of ShearWave Elastography for Liver Fibrosis Evaluation SuperSonic Imagine announced the publication of the results of its prospective multicentric clinical study conducted in… read more 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 08, 2019 360 Degree View of an Echocardiography Exam on the SC2000 System This is a 360 degree view of a live cardiac echo demonstration for the Siemens Healthineers Acuson SC2000… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | January 04, 2017 Holographic Evaluation of Cardiac Valves Demonstrated at TedMed2016 Conference Next-generation technology for cardiac hemodynamic evaluation incorporates Hitachi’s Vector Flow Mapping to improve ultrasound assessmentlast_img read more

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statement Thursday "This uncertainty and delay would be detrimental to our company and our shareholders Accordingly we have exercised our right to terminate the Merger Agreement and by way of our lawsuit intend to hold Sinclair accountable "Sinclair did not immediately respond to a request for commentThe $39 billion deal had aimed to create a conservative broadcasting giant with Sinclair proposing to control 233 stations in 108 markets nationwide The original deal would have meant creating the biggest US television company adding Tribune’s 42 stations to Sinclair’s roster And it would have been a victory for conservative media in a turbulent political environment in which Republican critics have alleged systemic negative bias on college campuses and social media platformsThe merger has even attracted the attention of President Donald Trump who last month on Twitter criticized federal regulators for getting in the way of what he said would have become a "great and much needed Conservative voice for and of the People ""Liberal Fake News NBC and Comcast gets approved much bigger but not Sinclair" he added "Disgraceful"As an independent agency the FCC is supposed to refrain from factoring politics into its merger analysesThe FCC said its main concern was Sinclair’s offer to spin off a number of stations in Chicago Dallas and Houston Analysts said Sinclair needed to divest from some stations to comply with a national cap enforced by the FCC on any single broadcast company’s national audience reach But Pai the FCC chairman said in a statement at the time that the "evidence we’ve received" suggests that Sinclair could still be able to control some of "those stations in practice even if not in name in violation of the law"In a later filing the agency asked the administrative law judge to review whether Sinclair had engaged in "misrepresentation and/or lack of candor" as part of its earlier divestment proposalAt the time Sinclair strongly defended its proposal to the FCC stressing it would "create numerous public interest benefits and help move the broadcast industry forward at a time when it is facing unprecedented challenges""At no time have we misled the FCC in any manner whatsoever with respect to the relationships or the structure of those relationships proposed as part of the Tribune acquisition" the company said in a July statementSinclair also continued negotiations with Tribune over ways to address regulators’ concernsIn terminating its merger agreement Tribune on Thursday said that Sinclair had engaged in "unnecessarily aggressive and protracted negotiations" with the government Tribune said that Sinclair "refused to sell stations in the markets as required to obtain approval and proposed aggressive divestment structures and related-party sales that were either rejected outright or posed a high risk of rejection and delay – all in derogation of Sinclair’s contractual obligations"Speaking later on an earnings call with investors Tribune executives said the lawsuit seeks a "large number" in damages but did not reveal a specific amount Kern said he was "extremely pleased" with the state of Tribune in its current form yet expressed an openness to mergers with other companies in the futurePai’s decision to push for a legal review kicked off a last-minute influence campaign by Sinclair which hired nearly half a dozen lobbyists last month to argue for the deal in WashingtonThe FCC’s move to block the deal was widely viewed with surprise in Washington Pai has been a staunch advocate for the broadcast industry repealing numerous legacy regulations that he said prevented economically struggling TV and radio stations from surviving in the digital age For example Pai led the charge on reinstating a type of agency accounting method that effectively helps broadcast companies own more stations while remaining beneath the national audience capHis efforts which ultimately benefited large firms such as Sinclair drew the 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