Liberal brass say ruling party in good shape one year before election

first_imgSASKATOON – Federal Liberal officials say the ruling party is in good shape as it approaches the one-year countdown to the next election — even if the Conservatives have raised more money and nominated more candidates.Azam Ishmael, the Liberals’ national director, and party president Suzanne Cowan gave a report on the party’s election readiness Wednesday to Liberal MPs attending a caucus retreat ahead of next week’s resumption of Parliament.A note prepared by the party says the Liberals’ online fundraising scored its best July ever and its best August in a non-election year.Moreover, the party now has more monthly grassroots donors than at any time in its history, and more than 15,000 people have signed up recently as volunteers. Over the summer, the party organized 579 “summer of action” events across the country, knocking on doors and talking to voters.The grassroots mobilization is proceeding “at a faster pace than we’ve ever seen this far ahead of an election campaign,” the note says.As well, 25 Liberal MPs, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, have been nominated as candidates for the next election, plus one new contender.By contrast, the Conservatives have nominated some 100 candidates for the country’s 338 ridings thus far.And while the Tories continue to rake in money hand over fist — $12.1 million in the first six months of 2018, compared to $6.4 million pulled in by the Liberals — Ishmael says those comparisons are misleading.“I think you need to look at the actual truth on fundraising. It’s not about the gross amount of dollars that are raised, it’s about what’s left in your pocket,” Ishmael said in an interview.The Conservatives, he said, are spending twice as much to raise twice as much as the Liberals. In terms of money available to spend on pre-election organizing, he said the real gap between the two parties is just $500,000.Similarly, Ishmael said the nomination numbers are misleading.The Liberal party has declared that all 183 of its MPs will be acclaimed without having to win nomination contests in their ridings — provided they meet certain fundraising, membership and voter engagement targets by Oct. 1. Ishmael said the vast majority are expected to meet those targets, so their nominations are effectively formalities.Some MPs, he added, are deliberately holding off on their nominations, choosing to time their acclamations closer to the election for strategic reasons.“We’re feeling in good shape, our team is in good shape, both on the ground and here — our caucus team,” said Cowan.“So, I’m feeling very optimistic about where we’re at.”last_img read more

System failed five children discovered in horrific neglect case NB report

first_imgFREDERICTON — A report on a horrific child-neglect case involving five children under nine years of age has found New Brunswick social workers failed to meet protection standards.Child and Youth Advocate Norman Bosse says social workers need to understand and use their authority to enter a home and remove a child who may be in danger.Sheriff’s deputies in 2016 discovered the children, ranging in age from six months to eight years old, in a filthy Saint John, N.B., apartment smeared with human and animal feces, and little food for the children to eat.A child protection file had been opened six months earlier on the family, but the children were malnourished and several had rotting teeth, while the two school-aged siblings had missed most of their school year.Their parents were later sentenced to two years in jail. Bosse says social workers with the Department of Social Development have a heavy caseload and face difficult situations when confronting families at their homes.Miguel LeBlanc, executive director of the New Brunswick Association of Social Workers, says the system failed in this case, and is hoping government acts on Bosse’s recommendations.Green Leader David Coon says there’s no committee of the legislature to receive Bosse’s report, but is hopeful the minister will take the recommendations into account.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Positive BlackBerry sales provide optimism to investors of smartphone maker

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Feb 4, 2013 6:19 pm MDT Positive BlackBerry sales provide optimism to investors of smartphone maker TORONTO – The launch of the new BlackBerry smartphone is getting off to a better start than some had predicted.At least two analysts have weighed in with anecdotal evidence which suggests the BlackBerry Z10 is selling at solid pace in the United Kingdon since going on sale there last Thursday.The Canadian launch on Tuesday will give further insight into how the phones will fare in the U.S. when they hit stores next month.But so far investors appear to be impressed. The BlackBerry company’s shares (TSX:BB) rose more than 15 per cent on Monday, moving ahead $1.98 to close at $14.99 on the Toronto Stock Exchange.Earlier in the day, a senior analyst at Bernstein Research upgraded the company to “outperform” with a target price of $22, an increase from $12.“We have grown more confident in the likely success of the Blackberry 10 launch, supported by low channel inventories, strong operator support and material pent up demand,” said Pierre Ferragu from Bernstein in a note.“Initial feedback we have received from distributors on the first days of sales is particularly positive.”Last week, Jefferies analyst Peter Misek said the new touchscreen device sales were off to a “strong start” in the UK.“Some stores had lineups out front with widespread sell outs of the white Z10 and limited stock of the black Z10,” he said in a note.“Also, our checks indicate that pre-orders in the UAE and Canada have had a solid start. While this is not the crux of our call, these initial data points could provide some relief as many thought that the Z10 was DOA.”While some have assumed the brunt of the new phone’s sales would come from longtime BlackBerry owners who were waiting for a new device, CIBC analyst Todd Coupland said his research has found that plenty of users are converts.Coupland estimates that 50 per cent of the Canadian preorders come from people who don’t currently own BlackBerrys.“This was a surprise and a datapoint that will be watched closely in other regions,” he said in a note.The BlackBerry company, formerly known as Research In Motion, has been riding a wave of positive reviews for its new touchscreen phone, which is rolling out in various countries over the next month. A keypad version is expected to launch in April.Despite the positive early buzz, official sales numbers likely won’t be available for at least several more weeks or longer.And just because analysts are optimistic about preliminary numbers it doesn’t mean they’re convinced about the viability of the company in the longer term.“We remain skeptical of BlackBerry’s ability to orchestrate a sustainable comeback,” Ferragu added after boosting his outlook.“But we believe that a successful launch will increase the option value of credible positive outcomes like a stabilized niche positioning, the development of new business models, strategic partnerships or even an acquisition.” read more

Studentathletes look to Pell grants to subsidize education

When he arrived at Ohio State to play football in 2002 on a full-ride scholarship, Roy Hall had never heard of a Pell Grant. He didn’t know where the extra money his teammates received every quarter came from until someone told him halfway through his freshman year. Hall, a South Euclid, Ohio, native raised by a single mother, saw his athletic abilities and full-ride scholarship as his way to get an education debt-free. With his father not in the picture and his mother working multiple jobs just to keep their home, Hall said being a student-athlete had plenty of benefits. However, being a full-time athlete on top of a full-time student was a tradeoff. “Student-athletes don’t have freedom,” Hall said. “We are told what to do, when to do it, how to do it, when to go, when to leave, when to wake up, when to get dressed. You’re told everything.”That lack of freedom is seen most clearly in a student-athlete’s demanding schedule, Hall said. The inability to work a part-time job on top of practices puts financial strain on some athletes, like Hall, who were already struggling to make ends meet. Finances were often still tight at home, despite being relieved of the burden of paying for school. That’s where Hall said the Pell Grant helped him and his family.Former OSU wide receiver Roy Hall (8) runs with the ball during a game against Michigan on Nov. 18, 2006. Credit: Courtesy of TNSHall said many of his teammates at Ohio State would send their Pell Grant checks to their families to help out at home. For those that didn’t, the money went towards buying extra food, a new set of clothes or a pair of shoes. Regardless of where the money went, Hall said receiving a Pell Grant was a celebration for every recipient. “Playing football in high school put me in a position to get a full athletic scholarship, but once you get there, having that day-to-day money on campus is the challenging part,” Hall said.During his freshman year at Ohio State, the maximum amount a student could receive from a Pell Grant was $4,000 per academic year. Receiving a Pell grant, which one becomes eligible for based on financial need, kept some football players from having to go behind the NCAA and the school to get some extra cash, Hall said.“What the Pell Grant does is it allows us to not have to do illegal things to make a couple extra dollars, to pay for an outfit or to pay for shoes or to pay for whatever it may be,” Hall said. “The temptation for the football player or the basketball player to sell a jersey or to take a check or cash from somebody illegally is there because they are struggling. They are struggling at home. What do you do when mom is living check-to-check, the lights aren’t on at home and you’re playing for this great university?”When people think of student-athletes, images of game day and bronze trophies usually come to mind. So does a coveted full-ride scholarship. The glory they hope to achieve on the field or the court is often supported in part by an athletic scholarship. The reality for many student-athletes, however, is that those scholarships do not cover all their needs. Many athletes need to rely on federal aid, such as the Pell Grant, to get by.A Lantern analysis found that athletic scholarships are not the only form of assistance that these athletes rely on.Nearly one in five student-athletes received a Pell Grant during the 2016-17 academic year, according to data obtained through an NCAA financial report.During the 2016-17 academic year, 47 percent of football players were on Pell Grants at Ohio State and 64 percent of them were on full-ride athletic scholarships as well. In the high-revenue world of college sports, why are so many student-athletes in need of federal financial aid on top of athletic scholarships to make ends meet?“What do you do when mom is living check-to-check, the lights aren’t on at home and you’re playing for this great university?” – Roy HallAthletic scholarships aren’t enoughA full-ride athletic scholarship, per the NCAA, covers the cost of attendance needed for a student to attend Ohio State, said Emily Haynam, a compliance officer with Student Financial Aid. “The cost of attendance encompasses several elements, not just tuition and fees,” Haynam said. “Room and board would be included in there, an amount allotted for books and supplies, and an amount allotted for other expenses related to the cost of attendance.”The current cost of attendance for an in-state enrolled student living on campus is $26,706​ and for off-campus students it is $25,770.Pell Grants, because they are a form of federal aid, have no effect on how a school awards athletic scholarships, which are at the discretion of the NCAA and individual schools, said Dan Wallenberg, associate athletics director for communications at Ohio State. Pell Grants can be used as a buffer for what is not covered by an athletic scholarship, such as groceries, car payments and personal items. Many athletes rely on Pell Grants to get by because their athletic scholarships often don’t cover enough of their expenses, according to Sara Garcia, a higher education policy analyst at the Center for American Progress.“What you see is scholarships that cover tuition and fees and room and board, but students still have other costs of attendance,” Garcia said. A 2010 report by Ithaca College and a national athletes’ advocacy group found the average “full-ride scholarship” Division I athlete ends up paying an additional $2,951 annually in school-related expenses not covered by grants-in-aid.This shortfall represents the difference between educational expenses such as tuition, fees, room and board and additional costs not covered by scholarships, from campus parking fees to calculators and textbook access codes required for classes.Because of the demanding schedule and expectations of college athletics, Garcia said most student-athletes don’t have the opportunity to work part-time jobs or participate in work studies. Pell Grants can fill those gaps. This discrepancy in how much scholarship money each student-athlete is awarded is in part because of how athletic scholarships are awarded. There are two different ways of distributing athletic awards: headcount sports and equivalency sports. Headcount sports distribute a specific number of full-ride scholarships to players on a given team each year. For example, all NCAA Division I football teams can award 85 student-athletes a full-ride scholarship. Those scholarships cannot be divided up to give more athletes scholarships. Other athletes, such as walk-ons, will be ineligible for an athletic scholarship until the following academic year after athletes vacate the program’s scholarship capacity. In headcount sports, such as football, basketball and ice hockey, a school can award any amount to athletes and it counts as a one full scholarship, regardless of the amount. “Even if you give them less than a full grant, they’re going to count as a full grant,” Wallenberg said. “[Ohio State doesn’t] do that and we wouldn’t let that happen because it would just be punitive to the student-athlete at that point in time.”Equivalency scholarships are different than headcount sports in that equivalency sports allow coaches to divide a single full-ride scholarship among multiple student-athletes. The NCAA still mandates how many scholarships there are to hand out, but the individual amount given to each athlete is determined by the coaches.For example, the NCAA allows 9.9 scholarships be available for all Division I men’s soccer teams. If a player was allotted half of the cost of attendance by his coach, that player accounts for half, or 0.5, of a scholarship from the total 9.9 scholarships available. Same goes if a player is offered a quarter of a scholarship, that would count as 0.25 and go into the total 9.9 equivalency scholarships. The amount of these scholarships will differ depending on if the athletes are in-state or out-of-state, due to tuition fees varying, but the proportion would remain the same. “They can have partials and portions, but they can’t go over that 9.9 in their general allotment. Each coach is different in how they awarded their scholarships and their percentages,” Wallenberg said. “It could be based solely on their athletic ability, it could be athletics and academics, it could be contribution to the team.”Since these scholarships are split among several athletes, full scholarships are rarely offered to every athlete who play on equivalency-scholarship sports. This can pose a problem for athletes who aren’t on a full-ride scholarship.For example, there are 40 student-athletes on the Ohio State men’s track and field team. Because track and field is an equivalency sport, there are only 12.6 scholarships available, per the NCAA. While it’s possible that each athlete can receive a portion of a scholarship, there’s no way that every student-athlete could receive a full-ride scholarship under this model. With 21 members, just over half of the track and field team is on a Pell Grant.Ohio State breakdownData obtained from the Ohio State 2016-17 Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act.While student-athletes at Ohio State are statistically receiving more Pell Grants, a Lantern analysis found that Ohio State’s undergraduate student body, and other Big Ten schools, have a declining number of Pell Grant recipients since 2010. Currently, in-state tuition and mandatory fees on the Columbus campus total $10,591, almost double the maximum Pell Grant award.Of the 1,011 student athletes at Ohio State, 72 percent of them receive athletic-student aid. This includes summer school, tuition discounts and waivers and aid given to student-athletes that are inactive due to medical reasons. At Ohio State, almost one in five student-athletes receive a Pell Grant , but the aid is not distributed proportionally among all student-athletes. Female student athletes make up 45.6 percent of total student-athletes at Ohio State. However, they’re only receiving 28 percent of the Pell Grants allocated to student-athletes at Ohio State. There are 14 women’s Division I sports at Ohio State, but Pell Grant recipients only come from seven of those sports. The most notable is Ohio State’s rowing team which received $86,206 in grants among 17 team members.Data obtained from the Ohio State 2016-17 Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act.Of the nearly half-million dollars in Pell Grants awarded to Ohio State male athletes this year, almost half went to football players. Nearly one in four players on the men’s basketball team were Pell grant recipients and of the 16 women’s basketball players, more than half of the team received Pell Grants.Field hockey, men and women’s golf, women’s gymnastics, women’s ice hockey, men’s and women’s tennis and women’s volleyball all had no Pell Grant recipients in the 2016 school year. Male and female members of the cross country and track and field teams earned a combined $134,894 in grants, distributed among 34 participants.Student-athletes and poverty Over the last two decades, an analysis of Pell Grant recipients shows two striking trends. One is that the average Pell recipient is making less money than before. The other is that more Pell recipients are overwhelmingly from a minority background.During the 2015-16 school year, 73 percent of dependent Pell Grant recipients had an average household income of less than $40,000. Thirty-eight percent had household incomes less than $20,000. According to the Department of Education, the average Pell Grant recipients’ family income has been on the decline. During the 1999-2000 academic year, the average Pell Grant recipient had an annual family income of $29,500. By 2011-12, the average annual income has decreased by $3,400 to $26,100. For a four-person household, that income was only $3,000 above the federal poverty line.Data obtained from the Department of Education.In addition to that trend in grant recipients, there are stark contrasts in the race breakdown. The proportion of African-American students receiving the Pell Grant has increased by 22 percent from 1999 to 2012. Mixed-race students increased by 20.6 percent. In comparison, Hispanic students only increased by 5.4 percent. This stark increase in African-American students receiving Pell Grants is consistent with increasing African-American athlete populations on Ohio State’s campus. According to a Lantern analysis, the undergraduate African-American male population in 2016 was 1200 students, or just 2.6 percent. However, black men are overrepresented in athletics. The football team is 53 percent African-American, men’s basketball is 76.9 percent, track and field is 25.6 percent and baseball is 5.2 percent. In 2016, almost one in 10 of the black males on campus were athletes.Data obtained from the Department of Education.Ramogi Huma, the executive director of the National College Players Association, believes the NCAA is not doing enough to lift student-athletes out of poverty. Huma played Division I football at UCLA and started his organization while he was a student-athlete. “We believe strongly that any player that qualifies should receive a Pell Grant . There’s a litmus test for that and there’s some players on some sports [teams] that don’t have full scholarships, many players are on partial scholarship,” Huma said. Huma believes that the NCAA has a pattern of disenfranchising black athletes, with universities prioritizing wins over academics when so few of these men are becoming professional athletes. “Only 2 percent step foot in the NFL and the NBA,” Huma said. “The vast majority, their most valuable time in their lives is in college, is in those four years economically but they’re not able to capitalize on that.” Statistically, Pell Grants are not keeping up with rising tuition costs. “You’ve seen a huge decrease in the buying power of Pell, so to speak, over the last decade,” Garcia said. “Now, a typical four year university, I think the Pell Grant covers less than 30 percent of tuition and fees and room and board.” Some experts say that an increasing number of student-athletes points to a fundamental problem with the way NCAA sports are set up. Many prominent figures in the sports world have been critical of the lack of resources for student-athletes that come from poverty. “In turn, these players are qualifying for tax payer’s dollars, the Pell Grants,” Huma said. “When you talk about where the Pell Grants go and why, they’re a very good resource for students that need financial assistance to get through college. But when it comes to big-time college football and basketball, Pell Grant money shouldn’t be necessary at all.” Huma started his organization in 1995 after a teammate on the UCLA football team was suspended for accepting groceries that we’re left on his doorstep. Huma became an advocate for student-athletes while still playing football for UCLA and has continued his work throughout his life. “It’s not just Ohio State. It’s the majority of Division I schools, and it brings up a whole other issue,” Huma said. “For us, our advocacy, we stand against any injustice for players of all sports, all races.” Huma, and other critics of the NCAA, believe full-ride scholarships aren’t cutting it, especially for athletes participating in revenue sports such as football and basketball. This has been a hot topic in the media as of late, stirring up controversy among figures in the sports world. Recently, the AP reported that NCAA President Mark Emmert said that college sports are “not in crisis” and that paying athletes is not the right answer. “We’ve got these very serious issues which require serious change and they erode people’s belief in the integrity of all college sports,” Emmert said. “That’s a very serious problem and that’s got to be addressed and we’re doing that right now and… next year we’re going to have really meaningful change that makes this circumstance, if not completely go away, dramatically better than the problems that exist today.”Hall said that sometimes the Pell Grant doesn’t even go to the student-athletes. “Some of the student-athletes, just in my experience, weren’t even able to really use it for themselves as much as it was this is a money we can get per quarter or per semester that we can just send home,” Hall said. “You have the student-athletes that didn’t have to send it back home, but we needed it for clothing or additional food or whatever it was that was necessary at the time obviously from a day-to-day living standpoint.”The vast majority of athletes who play their sport at the collegiate level will never make it to the professional leagues. The NCAA estimates that less than 2 percent of all college football players will ever play in the NFL. Hall was one of the few who made it.After playing for Ohio State, Hall went on to play several seasons in the NFL and the United Football League. During that time, he also helped start the Driven Foundation with former teammate Antonio Smith, an organization that uses the pair’s personal experiences to mentor and serve at-risk communities.In the years since Hall donned scarlet and gray on the field, he said college athletes today have more at stake, with greater pressure to perform. They realize they’re more than just athletes. They realize they need more from their education. They realize the pressure to take care of their bodies, as well as their families back home. “With access to information and with these student athletes having gone through it, positioning themselves and educating themselves on how to defend and fight back against the likes of the NCAA and whatever it may be,” Hall said. “There’s going to be a lot of lawsuits, a lot of fighting until the rules start to change until the value of the student athlete is increased.” Hall said the misconceptions surrounding student-athletes, that their full-ride scholarship makes them spoiled or that there’s no way an athlete of that caliber could be struggling, makes it hard for people to see the real problems facing these athletes. Athletes, he said, are seen as dollar signs and players on a field.“Right now, it’s almost watered down to just your worth as paying for this education,” Hall said, “but the value that they’re generating for our university is much, much greater than the value of just that education.”To help student athletes succeed, Hall said there needs to be a top priority on setting them up to be successful after they graduate. Hall said the answer might not be paying student athletes, but will more likely come in the shape of more aid for current students and helping them financially after they leave school. “The one thing that’s different with the United States right now is you have to evolve with the times,” Hall said. “And if you don’t evolve with the times, you will get left behind.” read more

The 9 at 9 Monday

first_imgEVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you the nine stories you need to know as you kick off your day.1.#NEWBRIDGE: Newbridge Credit Union has been taken over by state-backed Permanent TSB. Campaigners in the town have vowed to take the fight against the move to Europe.2.#NEARY: A new redress scheme is to open for women who underwent unnecessary operations under Dr Michael Neary. It is estimated that around 35 women will qualify for the scheme, aimed at women who disqualified on age grounds from the first scheme.3.#RENT: The cost of renting rose across the country, with a shortage of available housing causing Dublin rates to rise sharply. The Daft.ie report says that the average national rent accelerated to 4.8 per cent, with Dublin up 7.8 per cent.4.#IBRC: Two former executives of IBRC have taken legal action against Independent News and Media. Alan Dukes and Mike Aynsley dispute an Irish Independent story entitled “Inside Anglo: how bankers partied on”.5.#TYPHOON: Ireland has pledged €1 million towards relief efforts in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan killed an estimated 10,000 people in the city of Tacloban. 4 million people have been affected by the typhoon and the head of the Red Cross in the country has called the devastation as “absolute bedlam“.6.#STABBING: Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after a woman was stabbed in Dublin’s city centre. The 24-year-old was attacked by a group on O’Connell Street.7.#JOBS: Recruitment website Indeed.com is set to hire 100 new staff. The jobs will be officially announced by Taoiseach Enda Kenny later today and will be advertised on indeed.jobs8.#SYRIA: The opposition in Syria, the Syrian National Coalition, have agreed to join peace talks – if conditions are met. The Western-backed council says it will join the talks in Geneva if Bashar al Assad’s government creates humanitarian corridors and release women and children.9.#WICKLOW: A motion of no-confidence in the Wicklow county manager will today be tabled over the deaths of two firefighters. The council was fined €350,000 over the deaths and Sinn Féin councillor John Brady says that neither he, nor the deceased men’s families have faith in county manager Eddie Sheehy.last_img read more

Government confirms existence of Santa Claus after TD casts doubt

first_img(Youtube/TheJournal.ie) The Government supports Deputy Daly’s position on the Private Members’ Motion but hopes he won’t end up on the naughty list for his other remarks. Everybody knows Santa sees all – even Dáil debates.Daly was contacted by TheJournal.ie this afternoon to clarify his speech he has indeed acknowledged that he was wrong to raise any doubts about Santa Claus.I wish to withdraw my comment from the record of the house about my belief in Santa Claus. I apologise unreservedly to Santa and look forward to being back on his good boy list in time for Christmas. I trust Santa will understand that sometimes in the heat of political debate we say things we regret.Santa’s office could not be contacted for comment as this is a particularly busy time of year in the North Pole.Read: The Top 10 Toy Show Moments Of All Time > Read: 13 signs that Christmas has begun in Ireland > But the Government have said that Daly’s comments in no way represent Government policy and have in fact warned him that his beliefs could lead to him missing out on presents on Christmas Day. In an official response to Daly’s remarks, a Government spokesperson said: THE GOVERNMENT HAS confirmed that Santa Claus “sees all – even Dáil debates” after a Fine Gael TD questioned his existence in the Dáil this week.The Government’s statement comes after Jim Daly TD compared a Dáil motion to a Santa letter, something he described as a “fanciful fairytale”.During the course of a debate about a Technical Group motion on the issue of Anglo bond repayments, Daly said the motion was “the first ‘Dear Santa’ letter I have seen this Christmas”. “It is a complete fanciful fairytale,” he declared.Daly then dictated a fictional Christmas letter before actually admitting that he himself did not believe in Santa Claus:Dear Santa, how are you? I am sorry that the day ever came when it dawned on me that Santa did not exist, because I would love to send the motion off to him.last_img read more

Twitter to clamp down on trolls as new safety features unveiled

first_img TWITTER HAS VOWED to make using the social networking website safer following a raft of complaints over abusive tweets by anonymous trolls.The company announced last night that it will not “tolerate abuse and we’re launching efforts to stop it”.Last week, the tech firm introduced an improvement to reporting abusive tweets that “gives people experiencing targeted harassment more ways to report it”.Yesterday, they announced three new changes: stopping the creation of new abusive accounts, safer search results, and collapsing potentially abusive or low-quality tweets.VowIn a statement last night, a Twitter spokesman said: “We’re taking steps to identify people who have been permanently suspended and stop them from creating new accounts. This focusses more effectively on some of the most prevalent and damaging forms of behaviour, particularly accounts that are created only to abuse and harass others.”The social network security team said it had also been working on identifying and collapsing potentially abusive and low-quality replies so the most relevant conversations are brought forward.Twitter said these changes are expected to be rolled out in the coming weeks.Read: ‘The vast majority of Muslims would not be affected’: Judges grill lawyers over US travel ban >Read: Hundreds of jobs ‘at risk’ at Hewlett Packard plant in Kildare > Share10 Tweet Email Twitter to clamp down on trolls as new safety features unveiled Twitter bosses said they will not tolerate the abuse of its users by nameless accounts. Feb 8th 2017, 7:40 AM Image: PA Wire/PA Images http://jrnl.ie/3228365 8,688 Views Wednesday 8 Feb 2017, 7:40 AM Image: PA Wire/PA Images By Garreth MacNamee Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 35 Comments last_img read more

ECCV film launch Within My Walls

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Ethic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV) has made its own landmark short film, titled Within My Walls, in an effort to raise even more awareness on the topic of elder abuse. Regardless of gender, religion or cultural identity, it is something that can happen to anyone, whereas in certain ethnic communities, such incidents remain hidden and under-reported. Within My Walls, in consultation with community advisory groups, attempts a different and more scrutinising take on suburban Melbourne’s lives of the elderly, who have been maltreated or abused even by their families. The outcome is a rather interesting community education tool, available in seven languages: Greek, Cantonese, Turkish, Mandarin, Slavic-Macedonian, Serbian and Tagalog. The viewers will have the chance to meet and greet with the filmmakers, learn more about the whole filming procedure, watch an information clip about elder abuse and hear lectures by Victorian Parliamentary Secretary for Health Georgie Crozier, ECCV’s representatives, Seniors Rights Victoria and the Victoria Law Foundation.The film will be screened on Wednesday October 15, 6.00 pm-8.00 pm, at the Village Roadshow Theatrette, State Library of Victoria, 328 Swanston Street, Victoria. For more information visit ww.eccv.org.aulast_img read more

WWE Smackdown Live Ratings Viewers up on October 30 heading into Crown

first_img Videos Articles Facebook Rey Mysterio Shares Unmasked Photo Ahead Of WWE Crown Jewel Pinterest Triple H Videos Articles Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reigns FOX to reportedly air WWE “Smackdown’s Greatest Hits” special Friday, September 27 WWE Smackdown Live Ratings are in for October 30, 2018.This week’s episode from Atlanta drew an average of 2.11 million viewers on Tuesday night according to a report by Showbuzzdaily.com.This is up from last week’s show that averaged 2.09 million viewers. Like last week, WWE won the night on cable in the 18-49 demographics.Demographic Ratings for Smackdown LiveSmackdown Live, headlined by Randy Orton and The Miz vs. Rey Mysterio and Jeff Hardy, averaged a 0.73 rating among adults 18-49. This is up from last week’s 0.69 rating.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipVince McMahon Sends Supportive Message To Roman ReignsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:39/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:02Remaining Time -0:37 FullscreenUp NextThis 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.Replay the list Google+ How To Win A Trip To Meet The Miz And Becky Lynch Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Now Playing Up Next Vince Mcmahon Now Playing Up Next The Miz Now Playing Up Next Twitter WhatsApp WWE Smackdown Ratings: Viewership stays over 2 million, WWE stays No. 1 on Tuesday Vince McMahon Sends Supportive Message To Roman Reigns WWE RAW Ratings: Viewership sees a 15% drop against the return of Monday Night Football Videos Articles Why WWE’s The Miz Won’t Stop Talking About His Newborn Daughterlast_img read more

Man in court in alleged police confrontation

first_imgA transient man who allegedly confronted police armed with a tire iron and knife outside the Vancouver Police Department’s West Precinct made a first appearance Thursday in Clark County Superior Court.William E. Abbe, 48, appeared on suspicion of second-degree assault, third-degree malicious mischief and resisting arrest in connection with the Wednesday incident.Shortly after 9 p.m., three officers heard loud banging coming from the front of the precinct at 2800 N.E. Stapleton Road. They said they went outside to investigate and found Abbe striking a wall with a tire iron, according to an affidavit of probable cause.The officers announced their presence as police to Abbe, but he began approaching them aggressively with the tire iron in one hand and a knife in the other. They said they ordered Abbe to stop and to “put down the weapons or you will be shot,” the affidavit says.However, Abbe continued to approach them, reportedly saying, “Just shoot me, go ahead.” An officer deployed a Taser to try to stop Abbe and multiple officers wrestled with him until he was taken into custody, court records state.last_img read more

Simeone satisfied with Atleticos chaotic draw with Valencia

first_imgAtletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone was “satisfied” to scrap a 1-1 draw at ValenciaThings got off to a bright for last week’s UEFA Super Cup winners when Angel Correa handed them the lead with an assist from Antoine Griezmann.But a mistake by new captain Diego Godin enabled Rodrigo Moreno to volley in an equaliser for Valencia.It proved to be a tense encounter between the two sides with both desperate to get their respective La Liga campaigns off to a winning start.“Both teams went to win, the match was open at the end and there was a lot of chaos which I didn’t like,” said Simeone, according to Marca.“A match with Valencia will always have a strong profile, we are similar teams with different nuances.“I’m left satisfied, we put in a controlled performance after playing 120 minutes.”Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane 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.The Argentine is not surprised by the improvement that Valencia has undergone through his counterpart Marcelino Garcia Toral.Last season Los Che collected 27 more points than their previous campaign and finished in fourth place in the La Liga standings.“When we came to play here last year I told my players that Valencia would fight for important places, and I wasn’t mistaken,” he intimated.“This year they will continue to grow, they have added players.“It won’t be easy to take points from this stadium.”Atletico will next face Rayo Vallecano on Saturday for their first home game of the new league season.last_img read more

Resident Calls the Charges of Permanent Secretary of Finance Wrong

first_img Recommended for you MPs say they know nothing about pay raise Related Items:Atheena harvey, integrity commission, Permanent Secretary of Finance Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp TCI’s Community College’s Dismercy Lugo wins Integrity Commission’s College Speak Off Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 7 Nov 2014 – One resident lashing out and calling the charges against the Permanent Secretary of Finance Athenee Harvey wrong and the Integrity Commission’s process a kangaroo court… saying this is an undemocratic system set up by the British and that it is terrorizing the best of the best in the country; speaking about the now instituted Integrity Commission. “Everyone who has dealt with Athenee knows she is gentle and kind and thoughtful. And now she is tarnished for no good reasons and so we are all tarnished and divided and the British can sit back as they have done for 100s of years, and see how their rules make us easier to control, even while it’s destroying innocent lives..” Harvey had apparently been under investigation by the Integrity Commission since August for allegedly refusing to pay customs duty on some items brought in on a cruise line to the Grand Turk Cruise Center. This writer, who preferred to remain anonymous, explained that this is all bogus and even if she did do something wrong, there are ways to deal with matter. I quote again: “Customs’ has many rules and penalties it can impose on anyone from the Premier down if they think there has been a breach of the rules. Why were these penalties not imposed if there was something wrong? We go all the way to arresting a woman who has never had a traffic ticket, and destroy her reputation? Why?” Harvey, who has been in the Ministry of Finance for ten years and has been PS of finance for two years, will have to face two counts of violating the integrity commission ordinance in court on December 1st. The writer concluded in that Thursday letter to media with encouragement for Athenee Harvey and a warning to the Integrity Commission to, “go lightly” as they put it. Governor lauds Bien-Aime & Integrity Commission at anti-corruption meetinglast_img read more

Misick calls for Commissioners removal Skippings demands resources and leadership

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, October 24, 2016 – Michael Misick is again calling for the removal of Police Commissioner, James Smith.  The former premier said, “Smith lacks the ability to bring an abatement in crime, adding that the Brit-knows-best mentality towards policing in this Island nation is failing and we as locals are left to pay the price..” Another former country leader, Oswald Skippings also chimed in and said the British, who are responsible for National Security, must step up to the plate and expressed outrage that a woman was kicked and shot.  Skippings said the Police lack the manpower, modern technology, equipment and effective leadership needed to curb crime.  last_img read more

Noble The sky is the limit for Declan Rice

first_imgWest Ham captain Mark Noble welcomed the news that Declan Rice had signed a new long-term contract and expects big things from him in the futureThe 19-year-old midfielder has already made 51 appearances for West Ham after graduating the academy and he’s now committed his future to the club until June 2024.And Noble, who himself came through the youth ranks, is delighted with the news that Rice will be sticking around and revealed the advice he gave him.“It is fantastic news for both Declan and for the football club,” Noble told the club website.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“I have spoken to him regularly about his situation and Declan is on a massive high now. He’s come into the team, he’s playing fantastically well and now he has signed a new long-term contract, which he thoroughly deserves.“I’ve said to him that I’m always here for him because times aren’t always good and aren’t always smooth playing in the Premier League at a high level, so I’ve told him to keep learning, keep improving and keep enjoying it.“For him, I think the sky is the limit and I’ve always said that. He’s a top player and every day that I can help him along in his journey is something to be proud of.”West Ham will face Burnley on Sunday at Turf Moor in the Premier League.last_img read more

Will HomeKit and HomePod get any attention at WWDC

first_imgÓscar Gutiérrez/CNET Apple’s WWDC 2019 presentation kicks off a weeklong conference Monday at 10 a.m. PT in San Jose, California. We’ll likely see the debut of iOS 13, the new MacOS and even new hardware. In the background of all that anticipation is a lurking question about HomePod, HomeKit and the Siri-powered smart home. Does Apple still care about competing in that corner of the market? Apple’s HomeKit platform and HomePod smart speaker are admittedly behind when it comes to intuitive smarts and useful features. Common complaints include the lack of support for third-party music services and far fewer smart home integrations. HomeKit is also siloed. you can’t use Siri or HomePod to control Google Nest products or Ring devices, both of which are popular with consumers.Siri on HomePod isn’t at the top of the voice assistant podium, either, as she had trouble competing with Google Assistant and Alexa in our testing and can’t differentiate between multiple users’ voices. It’s doubtful we’ll see a bounty of updates to either, since this conference is typically MacOS and iOS-focused.   WWDC 2019 Adorama However, there are a few things Apple could do to breathe new life into its lackluster speaker, and they could be announced next week. Here’s a quick rundown of the rumors out there giving HomePod fans hope.Multiuser voice recognitionThis is something both Google and Amazon already include in their smart speakers, and something Apple would be wise to quickly adopt. Right now, there isn’t a voice training option for HomePod users. That means anyone can say “Hey, Siri” and control your HomePod. Earlier this month, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman published an article with an extensive list of updates Apple planned to reveal, according to “people familiar with the plans,” and on that list was multiuser HomePod support. Adding voice training creates a multiuser environment, where Siri can respond to purchase requests, calendar queries and anything else with personalized results to each member of the household. This feels like an easy update, given that Siri has been able to identify its owner’s voice since iOS 9, locking out other voices that don’t match. It doesn’t seem a stretch to add support for recognizing more than one person. That would add functionality and value to Apple’s HomePod experience, not to mention a layer of security for purchases via voice.Ring integrationRing integration for HomeKit is another piece missing from Apple’s smart home puzzle and something Ring and HomeKit users have been asking for year after year. Ring is one of the most popular smart home brands out there, and when Amazon acquired it last year, we feared Ring products might never make it to HomeKit. ring-spotlight-cam-4 Chris Monroe/CNET Apple has since ditched the requirement for companies to include a physical MFi security chip and instead adopted software-based authentication. That means more products are able to offer HomeKit compatibility without changing their hardware or raising retail prices, and it’s rumored the Ring Video Doorbell Pro and Spotlight Cam could be ready for HomeKit rollout. A Twitter user posted a screenshot of Apple’s MFi Licensed Accessories webpage with the two Ring products categorized as HomeKit-certified.   Adding HomeKit compatibility to Ring products would make a lot of Ring and Apple fans happy. It could also mean more intuitive ways of answering your Ring doorbell and viewing camera feeds from the Home app, which brings us to our next wishlist item. Updated Home appAlso on Bloomberg’s list of expected announcements is an updated Home app to accompany iOS 13. If Ring comes to HomeKit (as it seems likely to do given that it appears to have passed certification) it makes sense to update the way the Home app works with security cameras and give Ring users the option to view camera recordings from the Home app. img-0321You can see the Dining Room HomePod in the HomeKit accessory list in the Home app. Screenshot by Megan Wollerton/CNET If that happens, what does it mean for the pay-to-view systems Nest, Ring and many others rely on when it comes to automatically recorded clips and cloud storage? With its HomeKit platform slowly but surely opening up to more manufacturers, Apple could become a big enough player to push companies to expand their free video clip storage, though Google and Amazon haven’t had much luck in that regard yet.  Regardless of what happens with video, an updated Home app seems like the least Apple could do to maintain the HomeKit platform. Apple’s Home app is fine, but Google’s Home app is more intuitive and better-looking. As complicated as the smart home can sometimes feel, Google offers a clean app that doesn’t feel cluttered. Apple needs to follow suit.Apple for Android?This one isn’t a rumor, but it’s an interesting possibility to consider. Could an updated Home app bring us a version for Android phones, too? Chances are slim, but opening up the platform even further would be a welcome change of pace. There are plenty of people out there (myself included) who live life with one foot in each camp, owning hardware from both ends of the operating system universe. HomePod MiniThis one is not so much a rumor, but an item from my own personal Apple wishlist. There’s no concrete evidence that a HomePod in any smaller or more affordable form is on the horizon, and WWDC isn’t primarily a hardware-focused event. Still, I think Apple would be wise to see the value in a HomePod model that puts HomeKit and Siri in the homes of Apple users who don’t want to spend $300 on a smart speaker.Google and Alexa’s smaller speakers prove that they can handle calling, music with good sound quality, voice commands and many other tasks as well as their larger counterparts per dollar. Apple shouldn’t fear the small smart speaker, but I wouldn’t hold your breath for a pint-size HomePod. Of course, there’s always the chance of a surprise announcement be it hardware, software or streaming services. We’ll keep track of everything happening at WWDC and round it all up for you as the conference progresses. reading • Will HomeKit and HomePod get any attention at WWDC? 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MVA Confident Voters Affected by Error Less than Announced

first_imgThe Associated PressThe head of Maryland’s Motor Vehicle Administration says she’s confident the number of voters affected by a programming error will be less than the nearly 80,000 announced the day before the primary.The MVA and the State Board of Elections announced the registration problem June 23, saying an estimated 18,770 voters might have to use provisional ballots Tuesday. On June 25, they raised the number of those potentially affected by more than 61,000. The elections board also announced Thursday that 7,200 other voters may have had a related problem.MVA Administrator Christine Nizer says in a statement that she’s “confident that the ultimate number of voters impacted on election day would have been fewer than the 80,000 announced Monday.”Nizer emphasized “all affected customers were able to vote.”last_img read more

New Dig Site Proves Stone Tools Were Invented Earlier Than Previous Estimate

first_imgClose In an excavation site in Ethiopia, archaeologists unearthed a collection of 327 stone tools created by prehistoric humans more than 2.58 million years ago.Prior to this discovery, the oldest known example of stone tools was believed to be about 2.56 to 2.58 million years old.According to a recently published study led by Arizona State University and George Washington University, the collection of stone tools suggests that stone tools were invented many times before they spread across the continent and became an integral part of the everyday lives of early humans. Details of the discovery appears in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.Oldest Stone Tools Ever FoundThe excavation site where the collection was unearthed is close to where archaeologists found the oldest fossil attributed to the genus Homo. This fossil was dated to about 2.78 million years ago. Researchers spent five years trying to figure out if there is a connection between the origins of the Homo genus and systematic stone tool production.The researchers had a breakthrough when Chris Campisano, a geologist and one of the authors of the study, spotted sharp-edged stone tools sticking out of a steep, eroded slope.”At first we found several artifacts lying on the surface, but we didn’t know what sediments they were coming from,” recalled Campisano. “But when I peered over the edge of a small cliff, I saw rocks sticking out from the mudstone face. I scaled up from the bottom using my rock hammer and found two nice stone tools starting to weather out.”It took several years to excavate through the sediment and uncover hundreds of chipped stones, now the oldest evidence of human ancestors using knives. The researchers explained that the artifacts were preserved because they were buried close to a water source.The team dated the volcanic ash several meters below the site and found pieces of evidence of “normal” magnetic polarity. The reversal from “normal” to “reverse” happened 2.58 million years ago, which means that the recently unearthed stone tools were created way before the shift.From Lomekwian To OldowanThe newly unearthed stone tools, ascribed to the Oldowan technology, are significantly different from the Lomekwian technology attributed to early hominins and modern primates. The oldest Lomekwian tool found was dated to about 3.3. million years ago.About 2.6 million years ago, stone tool production shifted from Lomekwian to Oldowan.”We expected to see some indication of an evolution from the Lomekwian to these earliest Oldowan tools,” said Will Archer from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology and one of the authors of the study. “Yet when we looked closely at the patterns, there was very little connection to what is known from older archaeological sites or to the tools modern primates are making.”The shift in toolmaking happened around the same time the teeth of human ancestors also began to change.The lack of a clear connection between the earlier stone tools means that tools were invented multiple times by many different human ancestors. TAG Stone tools, Lomekwian tools, Oldowan tools, Ethiopia, Ancient humans, Evolution Ads by Amazon Search ENDS IN AllVideo On Demand: Rent or BuyClothing & AccessoriesMajor AppliancesArts, Crafts & SewingAutomotiveBaby & NurseryBeauty & GroomingBooks & TextbooksCollectible CoinsCamera & PhotoCell Phones & AccessoriesClassical MusicComputers, Tablets & ComponentsBlu-Ray & DVDElectronic Components & Home AudioEntertainment CollectiblesVideo GamesOther Gift Card BrandsGrocery & Gourmet FoodPatio, Lawn & GardenHealth & HouseholdBusiness & Industrial SuppliesJewelryKindle StoreKitchen & DiningMagazinesMiscellaneousDigital MusicCDs & VinylMusical InstrumentsOffice & School SuppliesPet Food & SuppliesPatio, Lawn & GardenShoes, Handbags, Wallets, SunglassesSoftwareSports CollectiblesSports & FitnessHome ImprovementToys & GamesVHSVideo GamesWatches Bestseller Ads by Amazon DEAL OF THE DAY All ⓒ 2018 TECHTIMES.com All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.last_img read more

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first_img News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 24, 2019 WVU Medicine Installs First Alphenix 4D CT in the U.S. The West Virginia University (WVU) Heart and Vascular Institute is the first hospital in the country to acquire the… read more News | September 13, 2011 Ziehm Imaging Showcases Vision RFD Hybrid Edition at CIRSE 2011 Image courtesy of GE Healthcare Related Content GE’s OEC Elite CFD Feature | Mobile C-Arms | April 18, 2018 | Jeff Zagoudis Mobile C-Arms Mature But Improving The market for mobile C-arm techn… read more News | Procedure Navigation Systems | November 20, 2018 Stryker’s Advanced Guidance Technologies Partners With Synaptive Medical and Ziehm Imaging Stryker’s Advanced Guidance Technologies business (formerly known as Stryker’s Navigation business) has entered into… read more News | Mobile C-Arms | November 02, 2017 Ziehm Imaging Named Mobile Interventional X-ray Company of the Year by Frost & Sullivan November 2, 2017 — Based on its recent analysis of the mobile interventional X-ray solutions market, Frost & Sull read more Feature | Mobile C-Arms | July 01, 2019 | By Paramjit “Romi” Chopra, M.D. Mobile C-arm Technology Helps Build Efficiency A mobile C-arm is a medical imaging read more Technology | Angiography | February 06, 2019 Canon Medical Debuts Alphenix 4-D CT at RSNA 2018 Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. recently introduced a new angiography configuration featuring its Alphenix Sky + C-arm… read more September 13, 2011 — Ziehm Imaging is showcasing the next generation of its mobile C-arm, Ziehm Vision RFD, at the 2011 Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) congress. The event is Europe’s largest annual session on interventional radiology. More than 6,500 doctors are expected to attend the event in Munich from Sept. 10-14.The hybrid edition offers high-quality imaging and ensures uninterrupted use with unlimited fluoroscopy times; this makes it a reliable alternative to stationary imaging systems for hybrid operating rooms (ORs). Because of its mobility and significantly lower investment costs, the hybrid edition is also a cost-effective solution for hospitals with space and budgetary constraints. Since its market launch in spring 2011, 30 hospitals around the globe have already opted for the hybrid edition.Complex procedures in vascular and cardiac surgery as well as cardiology can only be carried out in conjunction with reliable, high-resolution intra-operative imaging. The hybrid edition features innovative flat-panel technology and delivers distortion-free images with more than 16,000 shades of gray and a resolution of 1.5k x 1.5k pixels. The square display format creates a significantly larger visible area with up to 60 percent more information per X-ray than conventional image intensifiers. Zahi E Nassoura, M.D., at the Providence Tarzana Medical Center says, “Ziehm Imaging RFD is far superior to other C-arms thanks to its exact and highly detailed reproduction of arteries, stenosis, balloons and stents. It provides all the detailed information that we need for successful stent implants or transplants.”The hybrid edition of Ziehm Vision RFD is tailored to hybrid OR requirements. The compact, 20-kilowatt (kW) monoblock generator with a rotating anode guarantees a variable pulse width between 4 and 50 milliseconds (ms) for crystal-clear images. With up to 25 images per second, the hybrid edition also produces high-quality X-rays of moving objects such as a beating heart.Its active liquid cooling system keeps the operating temperature steady, preventing the generator from overheating and ensuring continuous imaging. The injector interface synchronizes injection of contrast media with the imaging process. The Remote Vision Center features an operator panel that can be accessed via a touch screen directly at the OR table, ensuring the entire C-arm can be controlled from a sterile environmentThe hybrid edition also comes with the new SmartVascular software, enabling surgeons to create a digital subtraction angiography (DSA) at any time without having to take manual intermediate steps. It automates all process steps from DSA to roadmapping, allowing vascular procedures to be planned with minimum amounts of contrast media and shorter fluoroscopy times.For more information: www.ziehm.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Mobile C-Arms | November 06, 2018 Siemens Healthineers Announces FDA Clearance of Cios Spin Mobile 3D C-Arm Siemens Healthineers announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance of the Cios Spin, a new mobile C-… read more Technology | Radiation Dose Management | May 23, 2019 ControlRad Announces FDA Clearance and Launch of ControlRad Trace ControlRad Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted 510(k) clearance for its ControlRad… read more Technology | Mobile C-Arms | February 18, 2019 Philips Launches Zenition Mobile C-arm Platform Philips announced the launch of Philips Zenition, its new mobile C-arm imaging platform. Mobile C-arms are X-ray… read more News | Mobile C-Arms | October 26, 2017 Ziehm Vision FD Earns Best New Product of the Year at Stevie Awards October 26, 2017 — Ziehm Vision FD has been recognized with the Silver Stevie Award as “Best new product of the year” read morelast_img read more