Christian bakers in gay cake row did not discriminate against samesex marriage

The Christian owners of a bakery have won an appeal at the UK’s highest court over a finding that they discriminated against a customer by refusing to make a cake decorated with the words “Support Gay Marriage”.Five Supreme Court justices allowed a challenge by the McArthur family in a unanimous ruling in London on Wednesday in what has become widely known as the “gay cake case”.The legal action was originally brought against family-run Ashers bakery in Belfast by gay rights activist Gareth Lee, who won his case initially in the county court and then at the Northern Ireland Court of Appeal.Announcing the court’s decision, its president, Lady Hale, said: “This conclusion is not in any way to diminish the need to protect gay people and people who support gay marriage from discrimination.”It is deeply humiliating, and an affront to human dignity, to deny someone a service because of that person’s race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.”But that is not what happened in this case.”She went on: “As to Mr Lee’s claim based on sexual discrimination, the bakers did not refuse to fulfil his order because of his sexual orientation.”They would have refused to make such a cake for any customer, irrespective of their sexual orientation.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. In the end the cake supporting gay marriage was made by a different bakery The legal action against Ashers was taken by Mr Lee with support from Northern Ireland’s Equality Commission.Controversy first flared when Mr Lee, a member of the LGBT advocacy group QueerSpace, ordered a cake in 2014 featuring Sesame Street puppets Bert and Ernie for a private function marking International Day Against Homophobia.His order was accepted and he paid in full but, two days later, the company called to say it could not proceed due to the message requested. He said that the ruling made him feel like a “second class citizen” in Northern Ireland, adding: “I think this has consequences for everyone. Anyone can walk into a shop – you shouldn’t have to work out if you’re going to be served based on their religious beliefs. I am confused.”Ashers general manager Mr McArthur thanked God outside court, saying he knew all along he had done nothing wrong. Lady Hale added: “The bakers could not refuse to supply their goods to Mr Lee because he was a gay man or supported gay marriage, but that is quite different from obliging them to supply a cake iced with a message with which they profoundly disagreed.” Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK or Ireland where same-sex marriage is outlawed, with Prime Minister Theresa May’s DUP allies staunch opponents of changing the law.Reaction: Who is saying what about the ruling? Gareth Lee “We’re particularly pleased the Supreme Court emphatically accepted what we’ve said all along – we did not turn down this order because of the person who made it, but because of the message itself.”The judges have given a clear signal today. In fact it couldn’t be any clearer. Family businesses like ours are free to focus on giving all their customers the best service they can – without being forced to promote other people’s campaigns.”I know a lot of people will be glad to hear this ruling today, because this ruling protects freedom of speech and freedom of conscience for everyone.”On behalf of my family can I say thank you to everyone who has supported us or prayed for us through all this.”We want to move on from this now, and I’m sure Mr Lee does as well. And let me finish by saying that he will always be welcome at any of our shops.”Arlene FosterDUP leader Arlene Foster said the judgment was “historic and seminal”.She tweeted: “This has been a long journey for everyone involved in the case. I commend Amy & Daniel McArthur for their grace and perseverance. This now provides clarity for people of all faiths and none.” Amy and Daniel McArthur, owners of the Belfast bakeryCredit:Eddie Mulholland The court also said Mr Lee had no claim against Ashers on the grounds of religious belief or political opinion, but speaking outside of court, the customer said: “This was never a campaign. I had no idea when I ordered the cake that this would happen.” Gareth Lee In the original court case, the firm was judged to have discriminated against Mr Lee and was ordered to pay damages of £500.Mounting an unsuccessful challenge at the Court of Appeal in Belfast in 2016, Ashers contended that it never had an issue with Mr Lee’s sexuality, rather the message he was seeking to put on the cake.Mr Scoffield told the justices that the case, a simple transaction, raised an issue of principle since those with deeply-held religious or philosophical convictions could be compelled to act against their beliefs.Robin Allen QC, for Mr Lee, said: “This was a relatively small incident in his life which has become enormously significant and continues to be so.”That is a heavy burden to bear for one individual.” Gay rights activist Gareth Lee, who had his request for a cake with a support for same-sex marriage refused by the bakery, said: “To me, this was never about a campaign or a statement. All I wanted was to order a cake in a shop that sold cakes to order.”I paid my money, my money was taken and then a few days later it was refused.”That made me feel like a second-class citizen.”I’m concerned not just for the implications for myself and other gay people, but for every single one of us.”Daniel McArthurOutside court, Ashers general manager Daniel McArthur said: “I want to start by thanking God. He has been with us during the challenges of the last four years. Through the Bible and the support of Christians, He has comforted us and sustained us. He is our rock and all His ways are just.”We’re delighted and relieved at today’s ruling. We always knew we hadn’t done anything wrong in turning down this order. After more than four years, the Supreme Court has now recognised that and we’re very grateful. Grateful to the judges and especially grateful to God. Amy and Daniel McArthur, owners of the Belfast bakery Daniel and Amy McArthur, who have said the law risked “extinguishing” their consciences, were in court for the ruling.Mr Lee was also present for the latest ruling in a case which has attracted enormous attention.The bakery’s appeal against the finding of discrimination was heard at the Supreme Court sitting in Belfast in May.During the hearing the justices were told that the owners were being forced to act against their religious beliefs.David Scoffield QC, for Ashers, argued that the state was penalising the baking firm, with the courts effectively compelling or forcing them to make a cake bearing a message with which they disagree as a matter of religious conscience. The "gay cake" - this one made by another bakery - with the design Support Gay Marriage with the faces of Sesame Streets Bert and Ernie The Rainbow ProjectThe Rainbow Project, Northern Ireland’s largest support organisation for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, expressed its disappointment at the Supreme Court ruling.Director John O’Doherty said: “Ashers agreed to make the cake. They entered into a contractual agreement to make this cake and then changed their mind.”While sympathetic as some may be to the position in which the company finds itself, this does not change the facts of the case.”We believe this is direct discrimination for which there can be no justification. We will however take time to study this judgment by the Supreme Court to understand fully its implications for the rights of LGBT people to access goods, facilities and services without discrimination.”We do not believe that this matter should have been brought to court. We believe that Ashers bakery should have accepted the Equality Commission’s invitation to engage in mediation, where a remedy could have been found without the expense and division surrounding this court case.”However, most damaging of all has been the attempt by politicians to use this case to justify amending the law to allow businesses to discriminate against LGBT people with the so-called ‘conscience clause.”‘Peter LynasPeter Lynas, director of Evangelical Alliance Northern Ireland, said: “This is a win for everyone, no-one should be forced to say something that they disagree with. Gareth Lee felt ‘like a second-class citizen’Credit:Eddie Mulholland “It is disappointing that this case has been pitched as Christians versus the LGBT community.”This ruling affirms that this was never the case.”The Ashers bakery have served Mr Lee in the past and continue to be willing to serve him again.”Whilst no one should be discriminated against because of any protected characteristic, this judgment is clear that this is not what happened in this case.” read more

Draw between RNL and HBC Nantes put RK Vardar at 14 finals

3.Barcelona 13823380:35018 ← Previous Story Kielce get ready for PICK Szeged? Next Story → VIDEO: Amazing Ivanisevic saves 7 7-meter shots for Skjern at TOP 16 2.Nantes14923402:38220 7.PPD Zagreb13229325:3696 Rhein Neckar Lowen and HBC Nantes played 30:30 (13:15) afterwards RK Vardar Skopje secured position No.1 and direct placement at quarterfinal of the VELUX EHF Champions League!The German champions will finish fourth, while HBC Nantes are still on the second place, but if Barca win over PICK Szeged, the French vice-champions will finish third with Meshkov Brest for the rivals at TOP 16.Rhein-Neckar Löwen – HBC Nantes 30:30 (13:15)Löwen: Palicka, Appelgren; Schmid (5), Sigurdsson, Radivojevic (1), Baena (5), Tollbring (6/2), Mensah, Pekeler (2), Groetzki (1), Reinkind (1), Taleski (3), Petersson (4), Keller (2)Nantes: Dumoulin, Siffert; Lagarde (5), Saurina, Guillo (1), Claire (7), Klein (1), Pechmalbec (1), Tournat (5), Emonet (1), Matulic (1), Gurbindo (6/1), Auffret (1), Hansen (1)TABELA: 4.Rhein-Neckar 14653416:39117 6.Wisla Plock13229349:3776 5.Szeged 13616394:38313 1.Vardar13922359:31020 8.Kristianstad13229328:3916 read more

Tough decisions ahead regardless of Troika involvement Minister

first_imgTHE GAP BETWEEN spending and taxation means that tough policy decisions will have to be made in post-bailout Ireland regardless of the level of monitoring by the Troika.That is according to Minister of State for EU Affairs Paschal Donohoe who says that Government must now remain aware of the impact decisions will have on the cost of borrowing.Speaking to, Donohoe says that since we have now chosen to leave the bailout without a precautionary credit line, we must keep borrowing rates low:Even if we were in an environment where we did not have the arrangements that we’re talking about. Because of the need that we will have to borrow in the future to fund the gap between our spending and taxation, we would need to take a set of decisions anyway to allow us to borrow at rates that we can afford. Donohoe says that the Government has been aware of this fact during consultations with bailout partners in Europe and the United States. He says that talks with potential investors in Irish debt formed an important part of the decision taken by the Government to go it alone from the middle of next month:We looked at the input that we had received from the consultation round that we’re referring to, discussed the different options with people who would be buying our debt in the future, who would be experts in how our economy would perform after the exited the bailout.Ireland will leave the Troika’s three year bailout programme on 15 December, but as they themselves have pointed out, the the EU, IMF and ECB will keep Ireland “under a close watch”.Donohoe says however that this will be far less stingent than what pertained under the programme.“The Troika were actually involved in how decisions were made, the micro level of detail regarding how government was run.“What we’re now going to moving to now is an environment in which people are going to be looking at the consequences of decisions rather than being involved in making the decisions with us.”Read: Decision on credit line will make it ‘more difficult’ to access future supports >Read: Gilmore insists: Bailout exit without credit line was not for political reasons >Read: Minister Paschal Donohoe hopes for route back to FG for TDs who left party >last_img read more

Les français ont passé 5 heures devant Facebook le mois dernier

first_imgLes français ont passé 5 heures devant Facebook le mois dernierLe réseau social prend la tête des sites les plus longtemps consultés par mois, devant l’ensemble des services de Google, comprenant moteur de recherche, mail ou YouTube.Si Google conserve toujours sa place de site le plus visité au monde, le moteur de recherche étant devenu une porte d’entrée au web pour la majorité des internautes. En France, la situation est la même mais un autre classement fait tomber le géant de son piédestal, c’est celui du temps d’utilisation. Et là, pour le mois de décembre, les français ont privilégié Facebook.À lire aussiSéisme, Google et chargeur, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 22 juinC’est en moyenne cinq heures qu’ont passés les internautes hexagonaux sur le réseau social, battant de plus de deux heures le moteur de recherche, selon les dernières analyses du groupe comScore. Les améliorations en terme de service ont réussi à la plateforme de Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook réussissant à accaparer les abonnés pour leur faire découvrir toujours plus d’actualités sur leurs amis.Ensuite suivent, sur la dernière marche du podium, les sites de Microsoft boostés par la messagerie électronique Hotmail (2H30 par mois), puis en quatrième et cinquième position le portail Orange et le site d’annonces Le Bon Coin (respectivement 1H48 et 1H27). Vivendi, Illiad, eBay et Yahoo complètent le top 10. Notons la présence récurrente d’opérateurs dans le classement, les internautes aimant surveiller leurs connexions et également sont régulièrement attirés par les portails d’actualité de ces acteurs.Au total, 47.8 millions de Français ont surfé sur Internet, toujours selon comScore, pour un total d’environ 1,2 milliards d’heures en décembre 2011, soit une moyenne de 25 h par internaute. Et 20% de ce temps de navigation était réservé à Facebook. Un succès toujours plus grandissant pour le réseau social qui a réussi sa nouvelle étape, passer de l’augmentation d’abonnés (un plafond déjà atteint) à celle du temps de présence, d’où la nouvelle Timeline et les applications. Le 24 janvier 2012 à 15:45 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

New year demands new ways to get fit

first_imgWith the new year underway, you might have an itch to give the gym a shot again.But before you undertake your resolution to be more active, only to give up on that resolution three weeks later, let us walk you through the newest trends in fitness.Exercise science, just like every science, is constantly evolving, and being fit in 2019 doesn’t mean you need to run six miles each day or lift hundreds each gym visit.Sherri McMillan, the owner of Northwest Personal Training in downtown Vancouver, said some of the newest trends in fitness revolve around improving mobility and pliability. It’s less about being “strong and fast,” she said, and more focused on peak performance, efficiency and injury prevention.“What we’re seeing more and more of is mobility and release training to help people become more mobile,” she said. “It’s ‘I need to be able to move through my normal joint range of motion pain-free.’ Not just lifting as heavy as you can.”This all comes down to “using muscles and joints in the ways they are designed to move,” McMillan explained. She said that stretching, and using foam rollers or vibrating, massaging tools have become more popular. People are recognizing more of the importance in breaking down fascia to gain more mobility and decrease tightness. She said that over time, tissue can become sticky and tight.last_img read more

Arrivals down dramatically for Grand Bahama Nassau better with cruise stop overs

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, August 4, 2017 – Grand Bahama – The Central Bank of the Bahamas report is out and it shows a devastating reality; that Grand Bahama has seen a tourism dip of nearly 17% and air arrivals to the island are extremely concerning and are down over 40%.    Even cruise ship arrivals are down for the country’s second city, by 12%.The crippling blow dealt by Hurricane Matthew is largely to blame for the loss of room inventory, investors, airlift and bookings.    Grand Bahama is losing the largest ground of all the country’s islands in the tourism sector, and overall, according to that Central Bank report, arrivals nationally are down 2.2%, in a trend which saw the same period last year dip, though just slightly.   New Providence is doing best, with sea arrivals up 14.7% and overall tourism is improved by 7.3% for the Capital.#MagneticMediaNews#arrivalsdownforGrandBahama#TheCentralBankofTheBahamasreportPhoto credit: Bahamas Weekly Related Items:#arrivalsdownforGrandBahama, #magneticmedianews, #TheCentralBankofTheBahamasreportlast_img read more

FTSE 350 defined benefit pension deficit falls to £72bn

first_imgThe accounting deficit for defined benefit (DB) pension schemes at the UK’s top 350 organisations has decreased by £1 billion, from £73 billion at the end of January 2018 to £72 billion at the end of February 2018, according to research by Mercer.Its research, which analyses pension deficits calculated using the approach FTSE 350 organisations have to adopt for their corporate accounts, also found that liability values decreased by £7 billion at the end of February 2018, falling to £837 billion. This is compared to £844 billion recorded at the end of January 2018.Asset values also fell by £6 billion, to £765 billion at the end of February 2018 from £771 billion at the end of January 2018.Alan Baker (pictured), partner and chair of the DB policy group at Mercer, said: “2018 has started where 2017 left off, with a reduction in the pension gap and good news for UK businesses. Underlying the good headline news, February actually saw significant fluctuations, and this demonstrates the importance of trustees and sponsors understanding the overall level of risk facing their pension scheme.“Trustees and sponsors should put in place the necessary steps to mitigate against future volatility and ensure any potential downside is in line with their risk appetite. They should also make sure the right governance is in place to allow them to respond and react in time.”Le Roy van Zyl, partner and strategy advisor at Mercer, added: “While this is more welcome news for UK pension schemes, many are alive to the risks they face through continued economic uncertainty. More recently, schemes have been seeking certain strategies that allow them to retain some upside potential, such as with equity prices, [while] protecting themselves from the most adverse outcomes.“While this approach foregoes some of the gains they might otherwise achieve, it ensures they are well placed to weather a hard storm.”last_img read more

Reliance Jio Airtel in race for Anil Ambanis RCom assets

first_imgMukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel are among the top contenders for the assets of the bankrupt Reliance Communications, Reliance Telecom and Reliance Infratel. Major asset management companies and telecom tower operators are also eyeing the assets and have submitted their expressions of interest (Eols) to compete with the telecom giants.The Economic times reported that about 12 companies have sent their expressions of interest to buy the RCom assets. However, Vodafone Idea was not in the list of suitors. As per the report, Deloitte will manage the bankruptcy process of RCom.RCom’s assets such as 14 broadcasting airwaves, 43,000 telecom towers housed under Reliance Infratel and some fiber and real estate assets are listed for sale. RCom will lose a major part of its present revenue after the license for 800 MHz 4G spectrums expires in 2021.The Anil Ambani-led telecom company has been in news for the long-standing debt of about Rs 46,000 crore. ET reported that the company owes money to 39 financial creditors. The company and its units also have hundreds of operational creditors.Airtel is eyeing RCom’s assets in view of upcoming 5G plans after acquiring the airwaves. The company had faced a setback following the success of Jio, and is looking to revive its market share by buying RCom’s airwaves.However, with private equity firms seeking deals in the sector, the battle for the asset acquisition might get intense. Their interest would mostly lie on the assets rather than spectrum, which increases the competition between the telecom giants.According to the latest reports, a consortium led by Canada’s Brookfield Asset Management was in talks to buy Reliance Industries’ Reliance Jio Infratel unit in a multi-stage deal.last_img read more

Pregame for Doctor Who Premiere with New Comic Tales

first_img HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster Stay on target I can almost hear the sound of the TARDIS materializing in Saturday’s Doctor Who season 10 premiere.Or maybe that’s just the vworp vworp of the spaceship in Titan Comics’ latest Twelfth Doctor adventure.After teaming up with comic creators Sonny and Val to defeat the Mindmorphs, the Time Lord continues his solo travels with a visit to New Oceana—”an abandoned colony world, drowned by rising sea levels and catastrophic global warming,” now home to a nomadic race of amphibians.“Beneath the Waves: Part 1” dives right into action as the Doctor saves a shipful of aliens from what he calls “robots with an unhealthy appetite for conquering organic life forms.”But that’s just a teaser of what’s to come: Space Pirates lead, and brief traveling companion Hattie Munroe reunites with the Twelfth Doctor to investigate mysterious goings-on at the seaside in 1979.From writer George Mann and artist Mariano Laclaustra, the “Beneath the Waves” part one of three is available now in print ($8) and digital ($3.99) versions, with six cover variants.The Eleventh Doctor’s Tragical History Tour continues, meanwhile, in issue 3.4, featuring the bowtie-wearing alien, his companion Alice Obiefune, and the Sapling—a destroyer of worlds in the mind of a child.After narrowly escaping an attack from rogue Silent The Scream, Alice brings the Doctor and their new proto-genocidal planetary terraformer lackey to her London flat—now occupied by her neighbor, and a version of him from every decade.With the help of an iconic double-decker bus, the team drives back to 1968, where the trouble started… And where it now ends, thanks to Team TARDIS.“The Tragical History Tour: Part Two” from writer Alex Paknadel and artist Simon Fraser is on sale now with four cover variants for $3.59 (print) and $3.99 (digital).Eleventh Doctor variant covers by (from left): Arianna Florean, Wellington Diaz, Rachael Smith (Titan Comics)Doctor Who returns to BBC America at 9 p.m. Eastern on Saturday, April 15, followed directly by spin-off Class.last_img read more

Geeks what to watch summer scares friendly giants and adventurous ap

first_imgAs an entertainment icon returns to theaters, a modern horror franchise reaches its third installment and a beloved director adapts an equally beloved kids book. Meanwhile, the creators of Once Upon a Time take us back to the 80s with a slasher summer camp series!The Legend of TarzanHarry Potter director David Yates hopes to continue his box office success with a project about another orphaned boy with advanced abilities. Instead of magic, The Legend of Tarzan will revolve around a man raised in the jungle who utilizes those relationships to save the woman he loves and his home from the machinations of Christoph Waltz’s villain.With Alexander Skarsgård and Margot Robbie in the Tarzan and Jane roles, the project seems ready to remind moviegoers why these two have been wowing generations since Edgar Rice Burroughs debuted them in 1912.The Purge: Election YearHuge kudos the makers of the Purge: Election Year commercials for so perfectly capturing the disturbing energy of actual political ads in their spots for the upcoming film.The third entry in James DeMonaco’s Purge series focuses on Elizabeth Mitchell’s anti-Purge champion Senator Charlene Roan as she becomes a target during the annual event where all laws are suspended. Luckily for her, Frank Grillo’s Leo Barnes survived the previous film to be her head of security this time around.The BFGThe man who single-handedly revolutioned family entertainment in the 80s by directing movies like E.T. and producing the likes of The Goonies returns to his all-ages roots with The BFG. Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Roald Dahl‘s 1982 classic kids novel looks to capture that same awe and wonder we felt as kids while using all kinds of updated movie-making magic.Dead of SummerThe 80s slasher heyday might be well behind us, but that doesn’t mean we can’t revisit it from time to time. Occasionally, that means popping in that Blu-ray of Sleepaway Camp II while others it means creating a whole series around the concept like Freeform’s Dead of Summer.The show debuted last Tuesday with another new episode hitting this week. We’re definitely intrigued about what’s going to happen, specifically how well the writers can keep us interested (hoping for more Scream than Slasher).last_img read more

Apple Is Finally Ditching the Butterfly Keyboard Report

first_img Michael Andronico, Managing Editor on by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue BookYou Won’t Believe How Affordable These Ford Car Models AreKelley Blue BookUndoCNN International for ANAWhy Tennis Pundits Are Tipping This WomanCNN International for ANAUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndoMy Food and FamilyCheck Out Kraft’s Spin On Classic Chicken SlidersMy Food and FamilyUndo247 SportsRanking The Highest-Paid NBA Players In 2019247 SportsUndoAdvertisement A devout gamer and tech enthusiast, Mike Andronico joined the Laptop team in July 2013. With a B.A. in Journalism from Purchase College and experience at GameNGuide, Examiner and 2D-X, Mike tackles everything from iPhone rumors to in-depth hardware reviews. Author Biocenter_img After years of criticism and class-action lawsuits, Apple may finally be getting set to ditch the controversial Butterfly keyboards found in its MacBooks.According to a July 4 report from reputable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (as noted by 9to5Mac), Apple will debut a new “scissor switch” design with deeper key travel and better durability for its upcoming laptops. The new switches will reportedly debut on the 2019 MacBook Air, and come to the MacBook Pro in 2020.MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 Since their debut in 2015, Apple’s Butterfly keyboards have proved polarizing due to their shallow key travel, and have displayed numerous reliability issues including key presses failing to register properly. Apple publicly apologized for the keyboards earlier this year and expanded its Keyboard Service Program to cover all MacBooks with Butterfly keyboards, regardless of whether or not the product is under warranty.The latest iteration of Apple’s Butterfly switches debuted on the recent 2019 MacBook Pros, featuring a new polyamide (nylon) material underneath. We didn’t have major issues with the new models, but it’s not quite clear what benefits this new construction is meant to offer.If Apple does indeed ditch the Butterfly keyboards, it’ll be one of the most significant shifts to the company’s product line in years. And hey, now that design lead Jony Ive is departing, maybe now’s the time to shake things up.Which MacBook Should You Buy? MacBook vs. Air vs. Pro Michael Andronico, Managing Editorlast_img read more

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first_imgTechnology | May 05, 2011 Clinical Practice Management System Certified for Meaningful Use News | Artificial Intelligence | July 29, 2019 New AI Tool Identifies Cancer Outcomes Using Radiology Reports Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have demonstrated that an artificial intelligence (AI) tool can perform as… read more Feature | Information Technology | May 17, 2019 | Carol Amick 3 Recommendations to Better Understand HIPAA Compliance According to the U.S. read more News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more News | Clinical Decision Support | July 18, 2019 Johns Hopkins Named Qualified Provider-led Entity to Develop Criteria for Diagnostic Imaging On June 30, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the Johns Hopkins University School… read more Related Content May 5, 2011 – Aria for medical oncology (Version 10 MR2), an electronic medical record (EMR) and clinical practice management system, has been certified to demonstrate Stage 1 “meaningful use” of an EMR to qualify for federal funding under the HITECH Act.Last week, the system, which is made by Varian Medical Systems, received complete EMR certification for ambulatory environments from the Drummond Group. Tested under the Drummond Group’s Electronic Health Records Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB) program, it was certified as 2011/2012 compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The system provides medical oncology clinics with tools for managing the full spectrum of clinical, administrative and financial activities. It incorporates a comprehensive oncology-specific EMR that enables clinicians to design a personalized care path for each patient, from initial diagnosis through follow-up. Some 250 treatment centers around the world have adopted the Aria for medical oncology solution. It has been rated among the top three oncology IT solutions every year since 2008 by KLAS, an independent research firm that reports on the performance of healthcare vendors, and ranked No. 1 in 2008 and 2009. “The HITECH Act was put in place to help promote quality care and to provide incentives to healthcare providers that implement and use electronic medical records, or EMRs, in a meaningful way. These electronic health records must first receive certification that they meet certain standards,” said Ken Hotz, a senior product manager at Varian. “With our certification, ARIA for medical oncology is an oncology EMR that can enable healthcare providers to seek incentives provided as part of the HITECH Act.”Drummond Group’s ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification program tests EMRs to determine if they meet the eligibility requirements to be considered a certified EMR under the HITECH Act. In turn, healthcare providers using the EMR systems of certified vendors are qualified to receive federal stimulus monies upon demonstrating meaningful use of the technology – a key component of the federal government’s push to improve clinical care delivery through the adoption and meaningful use of EMRs by U.S. healthcare providers. To help Aria users qualify for incentive payments under the HITECH Act, Varian has also launched a number of customer service programs, including Clinical Consulting Services and regularly-scheduled symposia and online webinars that cover how to use ARIA to demonstrate meaningful use of an EMR.This complete EMR is 2011/2012 compliant and has been certified by Drummond Group, an ONC-ATCB approved to certify any complete or modular EMR both ambulatory and inpatient, in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.For more information:, FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 read more Technology | Oncology Information Management Systems (OIMS) | July 15, 2019 RaySearch Releases Version 3A of RayCare Oncology Information System RaySearch has released RayCare 3A, a new version of the next-generation oncology information system (OIS). RayCare is… read more News | PACS Accessories | June 13, 2019 M*Modal and Community Health Network Partner on AI-powered Clinical Documentation M*Modal announced that the company and Community Health Network (CHNw) are collaborating to transform the patient-… read more A nurse examines a patient in the Emergency Department of Cincinnati Children’s, where researchers successfully tested artificial intelligence-based technology to improve patient recruitment for clinical trials. Researchers report test results in the journal JMIR Medical Informatics. Image courtesy of Cincinnati Children’s. Feature | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | May 30, 2019 | By Larry Sitka and Jef Williams Data Driven Workflows on the Rise as the User Changes Medical imaging and informatics are critical to delivering care and managing wellness. read more Podcast | Information Technology | June 26, 2019 PODCAST: Why Blockchain Matters In Medical Imaging The technology has some hurdles ahead of it. 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Air Partner announces sale of two B737700s on behalf of Kenya Airways

first_imgAir Partner announces sale of two B737-700s on behalf of Kenya AirwaysAir Partner’s Aircraft Remarketing division (formerly Cabot Aviation), a leading aircraft remarketing agent, is pleased to announce that it has arranged the sale of two B737-700 aircraft on behalf of Kenya Airways. The aircraft were sold to an undisclosed lessor and leased back to Kenya Airways for continued operation.The aircraft, serial numbers 32371 and 32372, were originally delivered new to Kenya Airways in 2002 and 2003 and were operated by the airline on its scheduled routes. The aircraft are powered by CFM56-7B26 engines.Air Partner was appointed as Kenya Airways’ exclusive aircraft remarketing agent in August 2015 and, in addition to the B737-700s, has also sold three B777-200ERs for Kenya Airways. KenyaAirways continues to retain Air Partner to remarket its one remaining Boeing B777-200ER, MSN 33683, and a new GE90-115BL engine, which are available for immediate sale.“We are very pleased with this milestone which is in line with our on-going turnaround plan. Air Partner has found a suitable buyer for the two aircraft from whom the airline will lease them for aperiod of 18 months to ensure seamless operations,” said the airline’s chief executive and managing director Mbuvi Ngunze.Tony Whitty, Head of Remarketing and ACMI at Air Partner, said: “We are delighted to have arranged this sale following the recent sale of the three B777-200ERs. Our focus is now on finding a new owner for the remaining B777 aircraft and the GE90 engine on behalf of Kenya Airways.”About Air Partner Remarketing ServicesAir Partner Remarketing Services (formerly Cabot Aviation) is a specialist aircraft remarketing agent which acts for airlines (flag carriers and regional) and other aircraft owners, such as banks, operating lessors, manufacturers, insolvency practitioners and high net worth Individuals, to dispose of their surplus aircraft including commercial jets, turboprops, helicopters or private jets, either by arranging a sale or lease of the aircraft. It also advises clients on the acquisition of aircraft and their fleet China Airways, Flybe, British Midland, Cargolux, Daimler-Chrysler, KLM, DVB Bank, Halifax Bank of Scotland, Investec Bank and Rolls-Royce Aircraft Management. Air PartnerFounded in 1961, Air Partner is a global aviation services group that provides worldwide solutions to industry, commerce, governments and private individuals. The Group is structured into four reporting divisions: Commercial Jets, Private Jets, Freight and Baines Simmons. The Commercial Jet division charters large airliners to move groups of any size. Cabot Aviation, which is formed within the Commercial Jet division, provides comprehensive remarketing programmes for all types of commercial and corporate aircraft to a wide range of international clients. Private Jets offers the company’s unique pre-paid JetCard scheme and on-demand charter. Air Partner Freight charters aircraft of every size to fly almost any cargo anywhere, at any time. Baines Simmons is a world leader in Aviation Safety Consulting which specialises in aviation regulation, compliance and safety management. Air Partner is headquartered alongside Gatwick airport in the UK. Air Partner operates 24/7 year-round and has 20 offices globally. Air Partner is listed on the London Stock Exchange (AIR) and is also ISO 9001:2008 compliant for commercial airline and private jet solutions worldwide. www.airpartner.comAbout Kenya AirwaysKenya Airways, a member of the Sky Team Alliance, is a leading African airline flying to 51 destinations worldwide, 41 of which are in Africa and carries over three million passengers annually. Itcontinues to modernize its fleet with its 41 aircraft being some of the youngest in Africa. This includes its flagship B787 Dreamliner aircrafts. The on-board service is renowned and the lie-flat business class seat on the wide-body aircraft is consistently voted among the world’s top 10. Kenya Airways takes pride for being in the forefront of connecting Africa to the World and the World to Africa through its hub at the new ultra-modern Terminal 1A at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. Kenya Airways celebrated 40 years of operations in January 2017.For further information call our 24HR Contact Center: +254 20 327 4747 or visit,Twitter:@KenyaAirways, Facebook: KenyaAirways, Instagram: OfficialKenyaAirwaysSource = Air Partnerlast_img read more

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first_imgAccording to their official website, the Arizona Cardinals currently have 100 players on their roster.Forty-seven of them weren’t on the roster when the 2012 season ended.But maybe the one new face getting the most attention is veteran quarterback Carson Palmer. Acquired in a trade with the Oakland Raiders in the offseason, Palmer is being counted on to jump-start a woeful passing offense that ranked 28th in the National Football League last year. Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo New head coach Bruce Arians has no doubt that Palmer will be able to resuscitate the Cardinals’ offense.“He’s still got the arm, he can make all the throws,” Arians told NFL AM on NFL Network. “What I love about him is he brings spirit to the locker room. He’s on fire every day when he comes in there — he’s the first one in there, the last one to leave and (he’s) everything you want out of your quarterback.” – / 6 0 Comments   Share   last_img read more

TORONTO – Its not typical to have to book months

first_img TORONTO – It’s not typical to have to book months in advance to get mere seconds with a piece of art at Toronto’s Art Gallery of Ontario.But the much-Instagrammed contemporary art exhibition Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors is no typical attraction.The gallery has been overwhelmed by the frenzy of interest in the exhibit, even though visitors will be expected to wait in long lines and then have only 20 to 30 seconds inside each of Kusama’s famous mirror-lined kaleidoscopic rooms.Infinity Mirrors was staged in Washington, D.C., in early 2017 and moved on to Seattle and Los Angeles. It will be at the AGO from March 3 to May 27 before heading to Cleveland in the summer.Adelina Vlas, the AGO’s associate curator of contemporary art, says the gallery is expecting to attract visitors from other parts of Canada, as well as outside the country.“(People) are looking at the closest, next destination for the exhibition, and it’s Toronto,” says Vlas. “I think the exhibition will have an appeal to all northern coastal U.S. cities as well as Canadian cities.”Member pre-sales for the exhibit drew record interest, says Herman Lo, director of visitor experience at the AGO. The gallery’s website can generally process about 1,500 tickets an hour but on the first day of the pre-sale event, the online queue approached 18,000 people.Some gallery members complained of wait times of up to eight hours, but the museum has promised to simplify the ticketing process for the next member pre-sale on Jan. 9. Tickets go on sale for the regular public on Jan. 16.The exhibit’s massive popularity “shows that there is a desire for those moments of wonder,” says Vlas.In the rooms that give the exhibit its title, Kusama fills the mirrored spaces with light and colour to create vibrant visions that seem to go on forever. Vlas admits the rooms are “a perfect opportunity for selfies and for beautiful Instagram moments.”Vlas says Kusama, who is 88, has long been respected in modern-art circles. But she didn’t receive worldwide recognition until the 1990s, when she became the first woman to represent Japan at the Venice Biennale.The Instagram following for “Infinity Mirrors” has given Kusama a new kind of fame outside of the art world. Tens of thousands of Instagram photos have used the #infinitekusama hashtag, and Adele performed in front of a background of one of the artist’s rooms at the 2016 Brit Awards.In Vlas’s view — as the curator planning the exhibit and as an audience member who has seen Kusama’s rooms several times before — the estimated wait times of 20 minutes to get into one of the rooms are worth it. Up to four people will be allowed inside the rooms at once so visitors can fully appreciated the experience.“As different as it sounds from other types of exhibitions, I think the reward of being in that environment for the amount of time that is allotted to each group of visitors — it’s quite rewarding, and quite significant,” she says.Vlas says she welcomes the audience members who came to Kusama through Instagram, and hopes they’ll stay to see the other works in the exhibit, including paintings, drawings, and sculptures by the artist.“I think it’s something that is quite important and that should not be lost in the hype about the exhibition: she is a really significant artist,” Vlas says. Art lovers from all over expected to flock to Toronto for Infinity Mirrors exhibit by Maija Kappler, The Canadian Press Posted Jan 1, 2018 3:00 am PDT Last Updated Jan 1, 2018 at 3:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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