Stevie Wonder wows crowd on smart piano at tech show

first_imgLAS VEGAS, Nev. – Trying to distinguish your product among the thousands at the CES gadget show is no easy feat, so it helps when music legend Stevie Wonder pays an unexpected visit.Especially when your product is a “smart” piano designed to teach people how to play.Piano teacher Gabie Perry was demonstrating the internet-connected device, made by a California startup, when someone told her that Wonder asked to try it. She thought it was a joke.Wonder spent about 15 minutes playing tunes as a crowd gathered at The One Music Group’s CES booth in Las Vegas. Wonder says he likes to visit the conference to “see new things” and meet people. He’s among several celebrity musicians attending, including rapper Iggy Azalea and Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry.CES runs through Friday.last_img read more

UN humanitarian envoy visits Palestinian officials in Gaza

Ms. Bertini began her activities today by meeting with the ministers responsible for Social Affairs, Health and Supply, who briefed her on the humanitarian situation faced by the residents of Gaza.She then went to the Karni commercial crossing, the main transfer point for goods going in and out of Gaza from Israel, to view the crossing procedures from the Palestinian side. Ms. Bertini visited the Israeli side of the Karni crossing earlier this week.The remainder of the day was spent in the Jabalia camp in northern Gaza strip, which houses over 100,000 refugees. While there, Ms. Bertini toured health and social services projects and had the opportunity to meet with workers and refugee families alike. read more

Most important Buckeyes for 2014 – No 5 Dontre Wilson

Then-freshman running back Dontre Wilson runs the ball in a game agains Purdue Nov. 2. OSU won, 56-0.Lantern file photoWith the first five already accounted for, The Lantern continues its countdown of the top 10 most important Buckeyes for the 2014 Ohio State football season.No. 5: Dontre Wilson, sophomore H-backEver since the Southeastern Conference began to dominate the college football landscape in 2007, fans from other regions of the country have been reminded that their favorite teams don’t possess enough quickness to beat schools from the SEC.When coach Urban Meyer took the reins at OSU in November 2011, he made it clear that he intended to change that: the Buckeyes were going to get a lot faster. After an undefeated campaign in 2012, the puzzle of constructing a more explosive offense acquired a key piece when four-star recruit Dontre Wilson committed to OSU in February 2013. In Wilson, a speedster who is able to play both running back and wide receiver, Meyer landed a player that epitomized his offensive philosophy. Expectations were high for the then-freshman.Wilson wound up playing in all 14 games in 2013, and although he didn’t adapt to the offensive schemes as much as his coaches would’ve liked, the double-threat still produced some decent numbers. As the team’s primary kickoff returner and a significant threat on the ground and in the air, Wilson finished with 983 all-purpose yards. Only running back Carlos Hyde, quarterback Braxton Miller and wide receiver Corey Brown had more.He showed glimpses of his ability from the first game of the season. In the second quarter against Buffalo he returned a kickoff for 51 yards. A week later he rushed five times for a total of 51 yards and his only touchdown run of the season as the Buckeyes dismantled San Diego State 42-7. Then came the shootout against California that suited his skillset, helping him to season-highs in both rushing (59 yards) and receiving (48 yards).The Big Ten portion of the schedule didn’t quite see the same production out of Wilson. His 26 rushing yards against Indiana were his highest total of conference play, as were his 35 receiving yards against Penn State.What was more concerning was the way Wilson’s impact seemingly disappeared in the team’s crucial three-game run to end the season. The then-freshman’s production was limited to just the return game against Michigan and Michigan State as he gained 16 and 70 yards, respectively. In the Discover Orange Bowl loss to Clemson, Wilson rushed for 24 yards on three carries, had one return of 25 yards and a catch that resulted in a loss of five.While he might not have exploded onto the scene in the way many hoped he would, Wilson is poised to do just that during his sophomore season.Both Wilson and his coaches have admitted over this offseason how he didn’t really understand his role in last year’s offense. But now things have changed, and the expectations of Wilson –– especially from Meyer –– are high.“Last year he was a hybrid guy that really wasn’t great at anything. (He) was not quite strong enough to run inside like you need that hybrid guy to do. (He) was simply an outside running player,” Meyer said on Monday at the Big Ten Media Days in Chicago. “He’s gained the weight. He’s much stronger. He’s much more prepared for this level of football. He’s always had the talent and he’s always had the effort, so…he’s an impact guy for us in a lot of ways.”One of Wilson’s main roles toward the end of last season was to redirect the attention of opposing defenses toward him and away from his offensive teammates. Now, with the departures of Hyde and Brown to the NFL, Wilson becomes the unit’s most important and dynamic player behind Miller.When Meyer recruited Wilson many analysts were quick to draw comparisons with current Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin, who succeeded in the hybrid position under Meyer at Florida. If they do turn out to be similar players, Buckeye fans can take heart in the fact that Harvin nearly doubled his yards from scrimmage and total touchdowns from his freshman to sophomore year.If the Buckeyes hope to capture their first Big Ten title in five years, they need Wilson to have a similar improvement.OSU’s first game of the season is scheduled for Aug. 30 when the Buckeyes face Navy in Baltimore, Md. read more

Costs will rise UK and Irish retail groups warn of devastating nodeal

first_imgOur households already have half of the discretionary income of British households and less than those in the Republic of Ireland. A no-deal Brexit will hit us first and hit us hardest. This is not acceptable.He said that if there’s a hard border, supply chains that have been built up over 40 years within the EU would be “disintegrated” – but that it couldn’t be a choice between the EU or the UK for Northern Ireland, as they need access to both markets “to survive”. By Gráinne Ní Aodha Short URL No-deal makes NI a less competitive place to do business and a more expensive place to live.William Bain, Head of EU and International at the British Retail Consortium added:“It is not just the people on the island of Ireland that this will affect. Those in Great Britain will see the price of goods from Ireland and Northern Ireland rise.Two of Ireland’s main exports are beef and cheddar cheese. Ireland exports 87% of its cheddar cheese to the UK, and of the 90% of Irish beef that’s exported, 50% of that goes to the UK.Today, the Irish Independent reports that the UK would introduce tariffs and quotas that would favour Brazilian beef over Irish beef (which is cheaper due to less checks and traceability). This would have a devastating effect on the Irish beef sector in Ireland, which is already suffering due to the fluctuating price of sterling.  Share199 Tweet Email1 51 Comments Thursday 21 Feb 2019, 7:51 AM 25,436 Views Image: Shutterstock/Tupungato In the current operating environment, these additional costs simply cannot be absorbed and will have to be passed on to consumers in the form of higher prices.“Our members continue to work hard to plan for all possible eventualities, but the ongoing uncertainty is damaging our industry and impacting our customers.”Aodhán Connolly, the Director of the Northern Ireland Retail Consortium agreed with Burke, saying that a “no-deal Brexit brings tariffs, customs processes, checks and costs that our industry…  cannot afford to absorb”. Moore Street market in Dublin. Image: Shutterstock/Tupungato GROUPS REPRESENTING RETAILERS have warned that Brexit will have a dire economic impact on the price of food and drink being sold here in Ireland.Three retail organisations have warned how increased tariffs and new checks would lead to increases in the cost of making fresh food and drink – increases of up to 45% in some cases – and that it could lead to a shortage of some items. There are less than 40 days to go until 29 March, the date by which the UK must leave the European Union. The UK parliament has rejected the draft Withdrawal Agreement negotiated between EU and UK officials; the most ardent Brexit supporters say that their opposition is mostly to do with the Irish border backstop.The backstop would mean that if a solution to avoid a hard border in Ireland isn’t reached, that the UK would remain aligned to the rules and regulations of the EU in order to allow frictionless trade between Ireland and Northern Ireland, and the rest of the UK.But without agreement on the deal, and with no majority in the House of Commons for any alternative, Brexit talks are at a stalemate – a no-deal Brexit looks more unlikely than ever, although Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Simon Coveney have said that it is still unlikely to happen.This political uncertainty has caused a headache for businesses: as a number of groups have said, there is no “good” Brexit, just a least-worst Brexit, but the uncertainty means that businesses are limited in how they can prepare for trade and customs changes.Today, Thomas Burke of Retail Ireland said that a “no-deal Brexit would have devastating economic consequences and must be avoided”.“Regardless of the type of Brexit agreed over the coming weeks, retailers will see an increase in their operating costs arising from checks at ports and other supply chain disruption. As the clock ticks down, get all the best Brexit news and analysis in your inbox: Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Our supply chains are highly integrated, with food ingredients coming from both Ireland and the EU, and 60% of the £2 billion of NI agri-food bound for the Great Britain crosses the Irish sea via Dublin.“This will affect the price of shopping in the Prime Minister’s constituency of Maidenhead in the same way as it will in Belfast or Dublin, with cost rises.” Feb 21st 2019, 7:51 AM Moore Street market in Dublin. ‘Costs will rise’: UK and Irish retail groups warn of ‘devastating’ no-deal consequences Tariffs that would be imposed in a no-deal Brexit scenario would result in an increase in costs for Irish shoppers. https://jrnl.ie/4504920 last_img read more

Du soutien pour la création dune Organisation mondiale de lenvironnement

first_imgDu soutien pour la création d’une Organisation mondiale de l’environnement L’idée de créer en juin lors de la conférence Rio+20, une Organisation mondiale de l’environnement, portée par la France, a désormais le soutien d’une centaine de pays et de plusieurs organisations.Parmi les pays favorables à plus de “cohérence” et à une instance multilatérale forte dans le domaine de l’environnement figurent ceux de l’Union européenne et de l’Union africaine, des pays d’Asie ou d’Amérique latine. “Des pays du Nord et du Sud, mais pas les Etats-Unis, pas complètement ralliés”, ni la Chine, a annoncé mardi la ministre de l’Ecologie, Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet. En effet, la France porte un projet visant à créer en juin, lors de la conférence Rio+20, une Organisation mondiale de l’environnement. Ainsi, pour la ministre, Rio+20 “ne sera un succès que si on propose une réforme de la gouvernance mondiale et un renforcement de son pilier environnemental”.À lire aussiQu’attendent-ils de Rio+20 ?Mais NKM a concédé sur TV5 Monde que Rio+20 “ne se présente pas très très bien”. “Il faut créer une nouvelle dynamique”, a-t-elle déclaré. D’autant que, comme l’a résumé le sociologue Edgar Morin, “il y a une dispersion généralisée de tous les efforts, nationaux et internationaux, dans la lutte contre la dégradation de la biosphère”. “On veut rechercher un nouveau mode de gouvernance environnemental [ … ] où toutes les parties prenantes et pas seulement les Etats ont leur mot à dire”, défend Mme Kosciusko-Morizet, qui a fait la différence entre organisation “internationale”, c’est-à-dire “interétatique”, et organisation “mondiale”.Pourtant, même si les 400 participants à la conférence ont paru unanimes sur la nécessité de réformer la gouvernance, des divergences sont apparues sur la consistance de la future Organisation mondiale de l’environnement (OME). Le PDG de GDF Suez, Gérard Mestrallet, a soutenu une OME dans la mesure où celle-ci ne serait pas “additionnelle” à ce qui existe déjà mais “fédératrice”, les entreprises devant, selon lui, “rester à leur place”. Jean Jouzel, du Giec (Groupe d’experts intergouvernemental sur l’évolution du climat), a souhaité quant à lui “un changement de rythme, une véritable rupture” et une organisation “sur un pied d’égalité avec l’Organisation mondiale du commerce” (OMC).Une Cour pour punir les crimes contre l’environnement ?  Des étudiants ont soumis l’idée d’une “Cour mondiale de l’environnement” qui traiterait des “crimes contre l’environnement”, et d’une “assemblée parlementaire consultative” mais la ministre a freiné les ardeurs en estimant qu’il ne fallait pas aller trop vite pour “garder le plus de gens possible sur le bateau”. Elle a expliqué qu’il s’agissait d’”une proposition qui se fera en plusieurs étapes, construite sur le PNUE”, a-t-elle expliqué. Déjà rassembler toutes les instances qui traitent d’environnement en un seul lieu, “ce sera une force”, a-t-elle noté.Le 1 février 2012 à 12:07 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Star Trek Discovery Season 2 Ep 10 Recap The Needs of the

first_imgStay on target If you needed concrete proof that Michael Burnham and Spock were raised by the same people, look no further. Just as Spock will do one day when he’s a much older Vulcan, Burnham just about killed herself to save the galaxy. The whole family really has a flair for the dramatic. The only difference is we didn’t have to wait two years and a whole movie to see her come back. The end of this episode had a very different, surprising, and exhausting twist in mind.This episode packed a ton of answers into its runtime. Some of them to questions I was sure we wouldn’t get to until the end of the season. Considering this episode was basically one big info-dump after another, I’m glad we got that much. This episode takes its entire runtime to get anywhere near where it’s going, and just barely makes it before the end credits. This was an episode about preparing to do a thing, and then doing it in the last few minutes. We don’t get to see the effects of doing the thing until next week. Yeah, this wasn’t one of my favorites.Anson Mount as Captain Pike; Jayne Brook as Admiral Cornwell; Ethan Peck as Spock (Photo Credit: Michael Gibson/CBS)It started out well enough. The opening of the episode is still coasting on the good will of last week’s focus on Airiam. The funeral scene that starts the episode its its most emotionally powerful moment. They did such a good job of fleshing out Airiam’s character last week, that these stories of her resonate. Even still, I wish we knew her half as well as her crewmates did. She sounds like an awesome character, it’s a shame we never got to see any of these moments happen. Stamets’ story of her talking about how much her husband meant to her is especially heartbreaking, seeing how it affects both him and Culber.But after a gorgeous image of Airiam’s body being launched into space, it’s time to get back to business. What is that Project Daedalus thing Airiam mentioned before her death? Who is the Red angel? Well, we get an answer to that right away. It turns out Project Daedalus was a hidden file recovered from Airiam’s memory bank, purportedly revealing the identity of the Red Angel: It’s Michael Burnham. That certainly explains why it’s been leading the Discovery to places where lives need to be saved. It also raises the question of whether or not future-Burnham has a motivation other than helping people. Often, the Discovery has come away from these encounters better for having interfered. They now have Jet Reno on board. Saru is no longer ruled by his fear. I’m going to bet those elements will be very important when it comes to saving existence from the malevolent A.I. out to destroy it.Michelle Yeoh as Georgiou; Sonequa Martin-Green (Photo Credit: Michael Gibson/CBS)The episode also spends a bit of time clarifying just what the Discovery was up against last week. It was an A.I. from the future that has a habit of hitching a ride with the Red Angel whenever she appears. They rid the present of it temporarily when they shut down Control last week, but Starfleet is still vulnerable. Section 31 is here too, and they want to know what got into their system and how to stop it. Also, Spock, Burnham and the crew of the Discovery have been exonerated. So that’s nice. For now, Section 31 and the Discovery are all working together. I guess we’re looking past that whole scrambling Spock’s brain thing.It becomes clear to everyone that the only way forward is to capture the Angel and ask her some questions. That’s going to take some doing. Severing her anchor back to the future and closing the wormhole before the A.I. can come through will require a lot of energy. More than the Discovery can provide. With Philippa Georgiou’s help, they remember a planet containing deposits of an element that will provide all the energy they need.Shazad Latif as Tyler; Sonequa Martin-Green as Burnham Shazad (Photo Credit: Ben Mark Holzberg/CBS)Meanwhile, Section 31’s presence aboard the ship means Burnham gets some long-awaited answers about her past. Her parents didn’t just happen to be in the wrong place during a Klingon attack. They were scientists tasked by Section 31 to research time travel. They developed the suit the Red Angel wears and found the time crystal that powers it. They died when the Klingons attacked and tried to steal it. That definitely makes things interesting. Though the Angel might be from the future, the technology for time travel exists in secret right now. Spock finally decides Burnham’s had enough of his sniping at her every moment. He finds her processing all that information, and the two make up. For what it’s worth to her, he forgives Burnham for hurting him as a child. It’s a sweet moment that makes me feel good about all his snide comments towards her. Logical being or not, he’s still a younger brother. He teases her every chance he gets. This is honestly the first time I really believe their relationship. I want more moments like that in the future.Spock also reveals that he’s figured out a pattern for the angel’s appearances. The Angel appears when Burnham is in danger. If the Angel really is Burnham, she wants to avoid a grandfather paradox. She has to save her past self from death so she can exist in the future. They don’t have to follow the signals and hope the Angel appears. They can just nearly kill Burnham, and have her future self run to the rescue. The show ignores a giant hole in the plan. If Burnham is privy to the plan, her future self would be too. She might then avoid coming back, knowing the Discovery crew will revive her if things go wrong. It turns out not to matter, but it is weird that no one ever brings that up for the entire episode.Anthony Rapp as Stamets; Wilson Cruz as Culber (Photo Credit: Michael Gibson/CBS)Things finally get exciting in the episode’s final 10 minutes. They strap Burnham to a chair on the planet with an unbreathable atmosphere. As she starts to suffocate, Georgiou wants to pull her out. Pike even orders her to, but they can’t. Spock holds them at phaser point until the job is done. It’s a welcome bit of excitement in an episode that didn’t have much. As Burnham is close to death, the Red Angel shows up and saves her. The ship is able to trap the Red Angel, but has trouble closing the wormhole. They succeed, but possibly not before the A.I. gets through too. As Leland tries to figure out what’s taking so long, a needle emerges from his viewfinder, piercing him through the eye. That’s all we get of that, though.The episode ends with the reveal that the Red Angel isn’t actually Burnham, it’s her mother. The twist twisted back on itself, you see. You know, I consider myself a staunch defender of this show. I can justify pretty much everything it’s done so far. That gets really hard when a single episode goes this deep up it’s own ass. Either Burnham or her long lost mother being the Red Angel would have been interesting enough on their own. In trying to do both, the show got too clever for it’s own good here. It’s hard to care about anything when this much story turns around on itself so much that it forgets to go anywhere.It wasn’t entirely without good moments. The Culber-Stamets relationship is starting to show some real promise. It’s dealing with his trauma in an honest way, recognizing that if he can love Paul again, it’s going to take time and work. It’s a touching sidestory that barely gets any attention with all the info-dumping going on. Same with Georgiou talking about their pansexual mirror universe counterparts just to mess with them. As always, Michelle Yeoh is the best thing about this show. In any case, with the mystery of the Red Angel exhaustively explained, I really hope we can move on from here to more interesting dilemmas. That this episode got all the catch-up out of the way and we can get on with the real story.Star Trek: Discovery streams Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. on CBS All Access.Previously on Star Trek: Discovery:Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 Episode 9 RecapStar Trek: Discovery Season 2 Episode 8 RecapStar Trek: Discovery Season 2 Episode 7 Recap ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Teases Troubled Patrick StewartHow Designers Achieved the Sci-Fi Sound Magic of ‘The Orville’ last_img read more

Former PM Ingraham says register to vote

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas, February 1, 2017 – While voters wrangle over the relevance of Free National Movement leadership, its former leader and former Prime minister of The Bahamas is today in the Tribune telling Bahamians to get out and register to vote.  Voter apathy is high, voter registration turn out is low and the trend is troubling with General Elections set to be called anytime now.   The three term Prime Minister for the FNM said in the article, “It is a very important exercise in democracy. The higher the percentage of people who register, the higher the percentage of people who vote. It’s the one opportunity that people have to determine who is going to govern them and notwithstanding whatever issues that might confront people, it’s the most effective means people have to determine the direction of their country by registering to vote and so I encourage them to vote.” The Parliamentary Registration Department says just over half of who registered last elections have showed up at registration centers; recorded now at just under 88,000 Bahamians.  The Tribune caught the retired country leader and his wife at Government High School, where they were registering themselves.  #MagneticMediaNews Related Items:Former PM Ingraham says register to votecenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

New Celebrity cruise ship docks at Port Everglades

first_imgPORT EVERGLADES, FLA. (WSVN) – A new cruise ship made a docking debut at Port Everglades.Celebrity Edge, the latest in the Celebrity Cruises’ fleet, sailed into Fort Lauderdale Monday morning before docking in its permanent home, the new T25 cruise terminal.The 2,918-passenger ship is 1,004 feet long and capable of entertaining thousands of guests with the Magic Carpet, a large, tangerine-colored multi-use elevator that moves up and down the side of the vessel and also functions as a restaurant and bar.The Edge is scheduled to set sail on seven-night cruises to the Eastern and Western Caribbean beginning in December.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Freeride Tour To Come Back to Haines in 2016

first_imgSnowboarder Flo Orley in the Haines competition. (Dom Daher/Freeride Facebook) Shared via KHNS.org.An international free skiing and snowboarding competition that took on Haines slopes this year in its first-ever Alaska stop is coming back next year. The Freeride World Tour officially announced the 2016 schedule in late July.The competition wasn’t easy or cheap for Freeride organizers. Unpredictable weather conditions caused three delays. It raised fears that the athletes had come all this way for an event that wouldn’t happen. But after about two weeks of waiting, skies cleared and the competition happened March 23nd.“Haines is by far the most expensive stop for them,” said Haines Borough Tourism Director Leslie Ross.She says Freeride spent about a million dollars on the Haines competition. Many of the competitors and organizers are European, making travel expensive. And the mountains aren’t accessible by ski lifts or hiking – all the participants needed to be helicoptered in.Because it’s so expensive, Ross says the financial side of the Freeride’s next visit to Haines is up in the air.“So they still are looking for sponsorships,” she said. “They haven’t received that much at all.”Ross says she and the chamber of commerce are looking for local and regional businesses that could sponsor parts of the Haines visit. She says Freeride is also continuing to look for sponsors, and that they have a contingency plan to compete in British Columbia if the finances don’t work out.Ross explains why the organizers are trying again for Haines despite the obstacles.“Our mountains and our snow. We’re becoming world-known for our snow and our skiing. And this is definitely a push again that the athletes want to come here.”“I think it’s every skier’s dream to once at least come here and ride these incredible mountains,” said one of those athletes — Swedish skier and 2012 Freeride champion Reine Barkered.When Barkered and the other athletes, organizers, video and broadcast production staff, and other personnel were in Haines, they added up to more than 100 people. For some local businesses, it was a welcome influx of customers in the off-season.“You know a fair amount of businesses close down in the winter or have significantly reduced hours because there is not enough business for them to stay open,” said Chamber of Commerce president Kyle Gray. “I mean, if we can have an event or something like that that gives more businesses a reason to stay open, that’s just more money we’re gonna be able to make as a community.”Cheryl Katzeek is the front office manager at Captain’s Choice Motel, which rented out 32 of their 40 rooms to Freeride participants.“It was really great for us and we’re glad to hear that they’re coming back,” Katzeek said.The other four stops in the Freeride 2016 tour are in Europe – Andorra, France, Austria and Switzerland. The date currently scheduled for Haines is March 17, 2016.last_img read more

Kapil Sharma Show Why Bharti Singhs mother wanted to kill her

first_imgBharti Singh on The Kapil Sharma ShowSony TVOne of the most popular and most loved female comedians of our times, Bharti Singh, might light up our TV screens every time she comes into the frame. However, life hasn’t always been a shining affair for her. Bharti Singh may be enjoying a luxurious life now but during her childhood days, she had to face many battles for survival.On Rajeev Khandelwal’s chat show, Juzz Baat, Bharti had revealed many dark secrets of her life. Bharti had revealed that when her mother was pregnant with her, she wanted to abort her, owing to financial pressures. However, her mother is now quite proud of her. She also recalled how once her mother was not well and she was reluctant to go to the show and perform, but her mother motivated her to go ahead saying her performance makes her proud.Bharti Singh was recently seen on Khatron Ke Khiladi, where her funny antics with Rohit Shetty and the contestants, tickled everyone’s funny bones. Talking about Navjot Singh Sidhu being replaced from the show, Bharti had told Pinkvilla, “Regarding Sidhu ji, I had gotten a lot of call even then [when he was asked to leave the show] and I was like what can I say? I am myself not there in two episodes. So, I am not aware if he will be making a comeback on the show. For us, Sidhu ji and Archana ji are no different. Archana ji has at many levels filled the space of Sidhu ji. She also laughs a lot. I have immense respect for both. I started my career with Sidhu ji and Archana ji encouraged me thereon. So for me if both are there in the show, nothing better.”last_img read more

Bumblebee Once Again Tops Studios TV Ad Spending

first_imgImpressions: 403,855,289Attention Score: 89.69Attention Index: 83National Airings: 852Networks: 32Most Spend On: NBC, ABCCreative Versions: 72Est. Lifetime TV Spend: $22.65MStudio: Walt Disney PicturesStarted Airing: 03/04/18 $7.84M – Bumblebee Impressions: 291,853,994Attention Score: 93.85Attention Index: 128National Airings: 717Networks: 25Most Spend On: NBC, CBSCreative Versions: 11Est. Lifetime TV Spend: $14.45MStudio: Annapurna PicturesStarted Airing: 10/06/18 Popular on Variety $5.29M – Mary Poppins Returns $5.66M – Vice In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by the TV advertising attention analytics company iSpot.tv, Paramount Pictures claims the top spot in spending for the third week in a row with “Bumblebee.”Ads placed for the sci-fi/action film had an estimated media value of $7.84 million through Sunday for 1,299 national ad airings on 44 networks. (Spend figures are based on estimates generated from Dec. 10-16. Estimates may be updated after the chart is posted as new information becomes available.) Paramount prioritized spend across networks including CBS, NBC and ABC, and during programming such as NFL Football, “The Loud House” and “The Amazing World of Gumball.”Just behind “Bumblebee” in second place: Universal Pictures’ “Welcome to Marwen,” which saw 916 national ad airings across 35 networks, with an estimated media value of $7.08 million. Impressions: 348,566,608Attention Score: 89.09Attention Index: 78National Airings: 1,441Networks: 42Most Spend On: ESPN, NBCCreative Versions: 30Est. Lifetime TV Spend: $25.61MStudio: Universal PicturesStarted Airing: 11/07/18 Impressions: 341,881,924Attention Score: 92.01Attention Index: 106National Airings: 916Networks: 35Most Spend On: NBC,CBSCreative Versions: 20Est. Lifetime TV Spend: $19.83MStudio: Universal PicturesStarted Airing: 09/24/18center_img $5.03M – Mortal Engines TV ad placements for Annapurna Pictures’ “Vice” (EMV: $5.66 million), Walt Disney Pictures’ “Mary Poppins Returns” ($5.29 million) and Universal’s “Mortal Engines” ($5.03 million) round out the chart. Notably, “Vice” has the best iSpot Attention Index (128) in the ranking, getting 28% fewer interruptions than the average movie ad (interruptions include changing the channel, pulling up the guide, fast-forwarding or turning off the TV). 1 Movie titles with a minimum spend of $100,000 for airings detected between 12/10/2018 and 12/16/2018.* TV Impressions – Total TV ad impressions delivered for the brand or spot.* Attention Score – Measures the propensity of consumers to interrupt an ad play on TV. The higher the score, the more complete views. Actions that interrupt an ad play include changing the channel, pulling up the guide, fast-forwarding or turning off the TV.* Attention Index – Represents the Attention of a specific creative or program placement vs the average. The average is represented by a score of 100, and the total index range is from 0 through 200. For example, an attention index of 125 means that there are 25% fewer interrupted ad plays compared to the average.Variety has partnered with iSpot.tv, the real-time TV ad measurement company with attention analytics from more than eight million smart TVs, to bring you this weekly look at what studios are spending to market their movies on TV. Learn more about the iSpot.tv platform and methodology. $7.08M – Welcome to Marwen Top Movie Commercials by Weekly TV SpendData provided by iSpot.tv ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Impressions: 377,154,718Attention Score: 88.65Attention Index: 75National Airings: 1,299Networks: 44Most Spend On: CBS, NBCCreative Versions: 51Est. Lifetime TV Spend: $28.56MStudio: Paramount PicturesStarted Airing: 06/08/18last_img read more

Acura moves to resurrect its performance subbrand with new Type S Concept

first_img Madeleine Johnson, 360Dx, 2019 Eurofins Acquires Transplant Genomics I consent to the use of Google Analytics and related cookies across the TrendMD network (widget, website, blog). Learn more Side viewAcura Powered by Down the sides, minimalistic lines create a narrow, athletic waist, and the rear is crisp and clean, with forged carbon highlighting the spoiler, underbody and front side aero elements, and the spokes on its eye-catching 21-inch rims. While some of its lines clearly betray its Asian design influences, there are other touches that seem inspired by German work – not least the shapes that radiate out from the logo on the front grille, which recalls some of the fun stuff Mercedes-Benz has been doing in recent years.The concept wears a bespoke “Double Apex Blue Pearl” paint job that looks terrific thanks to “nano-infused pigments” and “a color-infused clear coat,” with the aforementioned forged carbon adding an interesting carbon corkboard kind of texture to add some detail around the edges. All in all, a handsome machine. Cedars-Sinai to Launch Precision Protein Biomarker Lab 360Dx, 2019 Meridian Biosciences Expects MDx Business Rejuvenation with GenePOC Acquisition Privacy policy Johns Hopkins Team to Commercialize Barrett’s Esophagus Epigenetic Biomarker Panel 360Dx, 2019 Despite Q1 Challenges, Luminex Targeting Long-Term Growth From Pipeline Productscenter_img John Gilmore, 360Dx, 2019 staff reporter, 360Dx, 2019 From certain angles, it almost has a hint of BMW M about itAcura Acura will be hitting The Quail this weekend with a concept designed to re-ignite some of the brand’s performance sedan credentials. The snazzy Type S Concept paves the way for an upcoming souped-up TLS Type S.Honda’s high-end spinoff is ready to start injecting a bit of excitement back into its mid-range sports and performance sedans, its new concept recalling the popular Type S versions of cars like the TL that made waves in the mid-2000s before giving way to a more sensible and pedestrian TLX in the noughteens.It’s a spunky design – and there’s not much about it that’d be too outrageous to go into production. Wide, low and long, it’s a four-door sedan that could almost be mistaken for a coupe. The face, with its neatly sculpted scoops, aggressively cheerful grille and eyeliner driving light/indicators, has a nice sporty arrogance to it. GNA Biosolutions Closes $13.5M Series C Round Leo O’Connor, 360Dx, 2019 We recommend Performance and powertrain specs are unavailable, and indeed irrelevant as this is merely a design study. Acura is preparing to refresh the TLX, and offer a hotted-up Type S version alongside it. This concept will “heavily influence the character” of this upcoming TLS Type S, so it remains to be seen exactly how much of this look will make it through the long and arduous path to production. Designed in Acura’s California studio, it’ll be revealed in a private event on Thursday before making a public debut at The Quail in Monterey. Check out a cheesy video below.Source: Honda/Acura Google Analytics settings Astronomers make first detection of polarized radio waves from a gamma-ray burst Yes Nolast_img read more

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first_img News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more Feature | Henry Ford Hospital | May 21, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Innovations in Radiotherapy and Radiology at Henry Ford Hospital Henry Ford Hospital thought leaders regularly speak at the radiation oncology and radiology conferences about new res read more Elekta SmartClinic is one of the key features in the Mosaiq Plaza suite of data-focused integrative oncology software Technology | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | February 21, 2019 FDA Clears Advancements for Viewray MRIdian Radiation Therapy System February 21, 2019 — ViewRay Inc. received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | Quality Assurance (QA) | July 08, 2019 PTW to Feature New Dosimetry Technology at AAPM 2019 At this year’s American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) show, July 14-18 in San Antonio, Texas, PTW will… read more The Beamscan 3-D water phantom with the Varian Halcyon radiotherapy system. Image courtesy of PTW. Related Content News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | June 06, 2019 Study Identifies MRI-Guided Radiation Therapy as Growing Market Segment Revenues from the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided radiation therapy systems market exceeded $220 million in… read more Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 6:14Loaded: 0.00%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -6:14 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.center_img News | Radiation Therapy | October 30, 2018 Elekta Introduces Strategy for Precision Radiation Medicine at ASTRO 2018 At the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting, Oct. 21-24 in San Antonio, Elekta introduced the… read more Henry Ford Hospital’s ViewRay MRIdian linear accelerator system allows real-time MRI-guided radiotherapy. Shown is the support staff for this system. In the center of the photo is Benjamin Movsas, M.D., chair of radiation oncology at Henry Ford Cancer Institute. Second from the right is Carri Glide-Hurst, Ph.D., director of translational research, radiation oncology. Technology | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | April 24, 2019 Accuray Launches Synchrony Motion Tracking and Correction Technology for Radixact System Accuray announced the launch of its Synchrony motion tracking and correction technology to be used with the Radixact… read more Technology | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | February 07, 2019 Elekta Unity MR-Linac Earns FDA Clearance The Elekta Unity magnetic resonance radiation therapy (MR/RT) system recently received 510(k) premarket notification… read more News | July 28, 2008 Hospital Compilies Best-Fit Parameters for Treatment System Videos | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | October 15, 2018 VIDEO: Clinical Use of the ViewRay MRIdian Linac System at Henry Ford Benjamin Movsas, M.D., read more July 29, 2008 – One of the pioneering machines in image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) has begun to mature, with over 1,000 treatments at one Oklahoma hospital alone. The hospital’s staff has generated best-fit parameters from this voluminous data set. In 2003, the TomoTherapy Hi-Art treatment system became one of the first to combine intensity modulated radiation therapy with CT scanning to ensure that the patient is well-positioned to receive the highly-sculpted beam energy. One of the specifications that makes the TomoTherapy hardware unique is that radiation is applied by a constantly rotating beam through which the patient advances on a slow-moving couch. The result is a helically-shaped radiation delivery. Even though the TomoTherapy system is more automated than traditional treatment plans, the user must choose parameters such as beam size, delivery modulation, gantry rotation speed, and how fast the couch moves. As the technology is still fairly new, not many medical physicists are very familiar yet with what values to use.But Dr. Allen Movahed (allen.movahed@ctca-hope.com (link sends e-mail)) and his fellow staff are highly experienced with TomoTherapy planning parameters, seeing as the Cancer Treatment Center in Tulsa, OK, where they work has two of the machines. Ninety percent of the hospital’s 70 radiation treatments per day are performed on a TomoTherapy machine. Dr. Movahed says the reason is that the helical radiation delivery provides better tumor coverage and depending on the shape and location of the tumor even less time than other radiation therapy technologies.Dr. Movahed and colleagues have compiled a list of best-fit parameters that draw from their own trial and error with the TomoTherapy machines.The procedures covered include prostate, lungs, brain, liver, head & neck, breast, pelvis and pancreas. For more information: www.aapm.orgSource: American Association of Physicists in Medicine FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | July 16, 2019 AAPM 2019 Features More Than 40 Presentations on ViewRay’s MRIdian MRI-guided Radiotherapy ViewRay Inc. announced that the company’s MRIdian System is the focus of more than 40 abstracts selected by the… read more last_img read more

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first_imgNews | September 11, 2008 Elekta’s Ergo for VMAT is Now Available September 12, 2008 – Elekta said today its ERGO 1.7.1. for Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT) is now available. VMAT is a new treatment technique offering shorter treatment times with the highest degree of precision. Building upon the experience of Arc Modulation, ERGO for VMAT can be used with a wide range of equipment, including mini and micro MLCs in addition to the Elekta MLCi (10mm) and Beam Modulator (4mm, full interdigitation).ERGO for VMAT planning will be demonstrated at the ESTRO and ASTRO annual meetings along with Monaco, a next generation inverse planning solution for IMRT, already in clinical use. Monaco VMAT is a works-in-progress and not yet commercially available in the U.S.For more information: www.elekta.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content News | Radiation Oncology | February 01, 2018 ​ITN Celebrates World Cancer Day 2018 World Cancer Day takes place annually on Feb. read more Technology | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | April 24, 2019 Accuray Launches Synchrony Motion Tracking and Correction Technology for Radixact System Accuray announced the launch of its Synchrony motion tracking and correction technology to be used with the Radixact… read more News | Radiation Therapy | March 26, 2018 Women Report Fewer Adverse Side Effects From Partial or Reduced Breast Radiotherapy March 26, 2018 — Radiotherapy treatment… read more Technology | Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) | July 05, 2017 Varian Receives FDA 510k Clearance for Halcyon Treatment System Varian Medical Systems has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for the Halcyon system,… read more News | Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) | October 31, 2018 Hypofractionated Radiation Provides Same Prostate Cancer Outcomes as Conventional Radiation An analysis led by researchers at Philadelphia’s Fox Chase Cancer Center found treating localized prostate cancer with… read more News | Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) | June 20, 2017 IUCT Oncopole Installs First Radixact Radiotherapy System in France Accuray Inc. announced that the University Cancer Institute of Toulouse Oncopole (IUCT Oncopole) in Toulouse, France,… read more News | Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) | October 25, 2017 UZ Leuven Treats First European Patient on Varian Halcyon Cancer Treatment System Varian recently announced an 80-year-old male with head and neck cancer became the first patient in Europe to be… read more News | Proton Therapy | July 30, 2018 IBA Completes Installation of Two Proteus One Proton Therapy Systems in Japan IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) announced that they completed the first two installations of the Proteus One proton… read more News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | July 03, 2017 First New York Metropolitan Hospital Treats Cancer Patients With Accuray Radixact System Accuray Inc. and Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care (MECCC), part of the Montefiore Health System (MHS),… read more News | Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) | September 29, 2016 Cervical and Endometrial Cancer Patients Report Fewer Side Effects with IMRT Patients with cervical and endometrial cancer have fewer gastrointestinal and genitourinary side effects and experience… read morelast_img read more

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first_img AAPM | July 29, 2019 VIDEO: Trends in Medical Physics at the AAPM 2019 meeting Mahadevappa Mahesh, Ph.D., chief of medical physicist and professor of radiology and medical physics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, and treasurer of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), explains some of the trends in medical physics and new features of the AAPM 2019 meeting. Watch the related VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care — Interview with AAPM President Cynthia McCollough, Ph.D., at the 2019 AAPM meeting. Related CT Calcium Scorining Content:VIDEO: New Cholesterol Guidelines Support CT Calcium Scoring for Risk Assessment — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D.CT Calcium Scoring Becoming a Key Risk Factor AssessmentACC and AHA Release Updated Cholesterol Guidelines for 2018VIDEO: CT Calcium Scoring to Screen For Who Should Take Statins — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D. Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA, discuss some of the most important clinical topics at the 2019 AHRA Annual Meeting and how the association plans to help its members embrace technological change in the coming years. Among the main focuses at the meeting were clinical decision support (CDS), artificial intelligence (AI) and the use of data analytics to improve equipment and personnel performance. Watch the VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes, an interview with Colorado State University graduate research assistant Nate Bachman at AHRA 2019. Find more SCCT news and videos Nuclear Imaging | August 24, 2017 VIDEO: Implementing CZT SPECT Cardiac Protocols to Reduce Radiation Dose Randy Thompson, M.D., attending cardiologist, St. Luke’s Mid-America Heart Institute, Kansas City, explains protocols and what to consider when working with the newer generation CZT-SPECT camera systems for nuclear cardiology. He spoke during the 2017 American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) Today technology update meeting. Watch the related VIDEO “PET vs. SPECT in Nuclear Cardiology and Recent Advances in Technology.” Read the related articles “Managing Dose in PET and SPECT Myocardial Perfusion Imaging,”  and “Advances in Cardiac Nuclear Imaging.” Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2019 meeting in July. The system was pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval at AHRA, but received FDA 510(k) clearance in early August 2019.The system features a 33-inch aperture, large enough to place a wheelchair inside. It can be rotated 90 degrees in either direction and the deck can be parked in any position, making it easier for patients to get on and off the 660-pound weight table. The FluoroSpeed X1 offers controls that are ergonomic for technologists, with duplicate controls on each side for either a left- or right-handed tech. The machine also has a large aperture to allow swallow studies.The FluoroSpeed X1 comes equipped with a 17 x 17-inch dynamic digital X-ray detector (FPD) in the table bucky, allowing it to both be used for fluoroscopy as well as radiographic exams.Read more about the FluoroSpeed X1:Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Digital Radiography (DR) | October 05, 2016 Agfa Highlights its DR Solutions Agfa highlights how its digital radiography (DR) systems capture analytics data to help improve management of the radiology department, show ROI on DR investments, and explains how its image processing software works.  Read the article “The Coming Push for DR.”  Watch the video “Technology Report: DR Systems.” CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. It was designed specifically for cardiac imaging and so has a very compact footprint so it can be used in an office setting or small room. It offers a fast gantry rotation speed to freeze cardiac motion and has large enough anatomical coverage to view the scan the entire heart in one rotation.One of these systems was recently installed at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, where they have an extensive structural heart program. Read more about this intall.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Artificial Intelligence | July 22, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Machine Learning to Automate Radiotherapy Treatment Planning Leigh Conroy, Ph.D., physics resident, University Health Network, Princess Margaret Cancer Center, Toronto, Canada, explains how her center is using machine learning to automate treatment plans. The center is one of the first to use the RayStation machine learning treatment planning system for radiation oncology. She spoke at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes Nate Bachman, graduate research assistant in the Human Cardiovascular Physiology Lab of the Dept. of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University, describes how he and fellow researchers used multiple types of cardiac imaging to evaluate the health of athletes who compete in endurance events lasting six hours or more, and what the results may suggest for future screening.Watch the VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019, an interview with AHRA President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA. Related GE Edison Platform Content:VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence – GE Builds AI Applications on Edison PlatformGE Healthcare Unveils New Applications and Smart Devices Built on Edison Platform Artificial Intelligence | April 17, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence in Radiology — Are We Doomed? At the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI)/American College of Radiology (ACR) 2019 Symposium, Rasu Shrestha, M.D., MBA, chief strategy officer for Atrium Health, discusses his new role with Atrium, the hype cycle of artificial intelligence (AI) and the key elements of getting AI in radiology — and in healthcare — right.Read the article “Atrium Health Debuts Amazon Alexa Skill to Help Patients Access Medical Care”Listen to the podcast Is Artificial Intelligence The Doom of Radiology?, a discussion with Shrestha. Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Assist in Pediatric Imaging Sudhen Desai, M.D., FSIR, interventional radiologist at Texas Children’s Hospital, editor of IR Quarterly for the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) and on the Board of Directors for the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs, explained how artificial intelligence (AI) can assist in pediatric imaging and the pitfalls of training AI systems. He spoke at the 2019 Radiology AIMed conference. Deep learning algorithms require large amounts of patient case data to train the systems to read medical images automatically without human intervention. However, in pediatrics, there are often much lower numbers of normal and abnormal scans that can be used compared to vast amounts of adult exams available. This makes it difficult to train systems, so AI developers are coming up with innovative new ways to train their software. Compounding issues with training pediatric imaging AI is that the normal ranges change very quickly for young children due to their rapid development. He explained what is normal for a 2-year-old may not be normal for a 5-year-old.Desai and other pediatric physicians who spoke at the conference said AI could have a big impact on pediatric imaging where there are not enough specialists for the increasing image volumes. Conference Coverage View all 396 items Find more SCCT news and videos Related Cardiac Sarcoidosis Content:ASNC and SNMMI Release Joint Document on Diagnosis, Treatment of Cardiac SarcoidosisNew PET-CT Scan Improves Detection in Rare Cardiac Condition25 Most Impactful Nuclear Cardiology ArticlesRecent Advances in Cardiac Nuclear Imaging Technology Maximizing Your Return on Investment – AHRA 2016Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:13Loaded: 2.23%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:13 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Artificial Intelligence | July 22, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Machine Learning to Automate Radiotherapy Treatment Planning Leigh Conroy, Ph.D., physics resident, University Health Network, Princess Margaret Cancer Center, Toronto, Canada, explains how her center is using machine learning to automate treatment plans. The center is one of the first to use the RayStation machine learning treatment planning system for radiation oncology. She spoke at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Interventional Radiology | June 26, 2019 VIDEO: How Alexa Might Help During Interventional Radiology Procedures Kevin Seals, M.D., University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Health, interventional radiology fellow, is working on a research project using smart speakers such as the Amazon Echo and Google Home to create a new method for accessing information on device technologies in real time in the interventional radiology (IR) lab. Operators can use the conversational voice interface to retrieve information without breaking sterile scrub. The technology uses using natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning to rapidly provide information about device sizing and compatibility in IR.Seals spoke at the 2019 Radiology AIMed conference in Chicago in June. Artificial Intelligence | March 28, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence – GE Builds AI Applications on Edison Platform GE launched a new brand that covers artificial intelligence (AI) at the Radiological Socoety of North American (RSNA) 2018 meeting. The company showed several works-in-progress, including a critical care suite of algorithms and experimental applications for brain MR. Each is being built on GE’s Edison Platform. Molecular Imaging View all 22 items Information Technology | April 15, 2019 itnTV “Conversations”: Vital Images Helps Build Infrastructure for the Future Vital Images has developed a strategy that allows its customers to capture revenues that are otherwise missed while building the infrastructure for the future. In an interview with itnTV, Vital Images executives Larry Sitka and Geoffrey Clemmons describe how the company has reconciled this vision of the future with near-term realities. SPECT-CT | December 12, 2018 VIDEO: Walk Around of the Veriton SPECT-CT System This is a walk around of the new Spectrum Dynamics Veriton SPECT-CT nuclear imaging system introduced at the 2018 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting. This is a walk around of an innovative new SPECT-CT nuclear imaging system shown at the Radiological Society Of North America (RSNA) 2018 meeting this week. It’s CT system with comes in 16, 64 or 128 slice configurations. It has 12 SPECT detector robotic arms that automatically move toward the patient and use a sensor to stop a few millimeters from the skin to optimize photon counts and SPECT image quality. It also uses more sensitive CZT digital detectors, which allows either faster scan times, or use of only half the radiotracer dose of analog detector scans.Read the article “Nuclear Imaging Moves Toward Digital Detector Technology.” Read the article “Spectrum Dynamics Sues GE for Theft, Misappropriation of Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition.” CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) scanner on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting in July. It is aimed at cardiology office based imaging and was released this past spring at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.The system has removable tablets on each side of the scanner where the tech can adjust the machine, review scout scans and trigger the scanner. The idea is to improve workflow and allow the tech to remain at the bedside longer to be with the patient, rather tucked away in a remote control room using an intercom.The entire system is built into the gantry seen here, so there is no need for extra equipment in a closet, cabinet or server tower.It comes in a 128 slice configuration with 4 cm of anatomical coverage per rotation.It uses the Stellar detector and tin filtration to eliminate low energy photons and help lower dose. It can be programmed to aid workflow by automatically removing bone, create cured planar reconstructions, lung CAD and other post-processing features so more time can be spent on reading scans. The scanner also comes with a HeartFlow FFR-CT starter pack.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Artificial Intelligence | March 13, 2019 VIDEO: How iCad Uses AI to Speed Breast Tomosynthesis At RSNA 2018, iCad showed how its ProFound AI for digital breast tomosynthesis technology might help in the interpretation of tomosynthesis exams. Rodney Hawkins, vice president of marketing for iCad, discusses how this technology can better help detect the cancer.Related content:Artificial Intelligence 2018: What Radiologists Need to Know About AIRSNA 2018 Sunday – Improving, Not Replacing Nuclear Imaging | April 28, 2017 VIDEO: Trends in Nuclear Cardiology Imaging David Wolinsky, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at Cleveland Clinic Florida and past-president of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), discusses advancements in nuclear imaging and some of the issues facing the subspecialty. Related CT Calcium Scorining Content:VIDEO: New Cholesterol Guidelines Support CT Calcium Scoring for Risk Assessment — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D.CT Calcium Scoring Becoming a Key Risk Factor AssessmentACC and AHA Release Updated Cholesterol Guidelines for 2018VIDEO: CT Calcium Scoring to Screen For Who Should Take Statins — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D. Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA, discuss some of the most important clinical topics at the 2019 AHRA Annual Meeting and how the association plans to help its members embrace technological change in the coming years. Among the main focuses at the meeting were clinical decision support (CDS), artificial intelligence (AI) and the use of data analytics to improve equipment and personnel performance. Watch the VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes, an interview with Colorado State University graduate research assistant Nate Bachman at AHRA 2019. Information Technology | April 17, 2019 itnTV “Conversations”: Creating an Interoperability Strategy With Intellispace Enterprise Edition as the foundation, Philips Healthcare is connecting facilities and service areas within enterprises, while developing standards-based interoperability that preserves customers’ investments and best of breed systems.  Women’s Health View all 62 items Related Artificial Intelligence ContentTechnology Report: Artificial Intelligence 2017VIDEO: RSNA Post-game Report on Artificial IntelligenceVIDEO: AI in Tumor Diagnostics, Treatment and Follow-upVIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Help Reduce Gadolinium Dose in MRIVIDEO: AI, Analytics and Informatics: The Future is Here Digital Pathology | July 11, 2019 VIDEO: Integrating Digital Pathology With Radiology Toby Cornish, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor and medical director of informatics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, explains how the subspecialty of digital pathology has evolved in recent years, the benefits of integrating pathology and radiology, and how artificial intelligence (AI) may smooth the transition, at the 2019 Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting.  Related content:VIDEO: Implementation of Artificial Intelligence Tools in Radiology Practice — Interview with Lawrence Tanenbaum, M.D.VIDEO: AI That Second Reads Radiology Reports and Deals With Incidental Findings — Interview with Nina Kottler, M.D.Technology Report: Artificial Intelligence at RSNA 2018VIDEO: Implementation of Artificial Intelligence Tools in Radiology Practice Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos Technology Reports | April 01, 2018 Technology Report: Artificial Intelligence 2017 ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of artificial intelligence advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2017 annual meeting.  AI was by far the hottest topic in sessions and on the expo floor at RSNA 2017. Here are links to related deep learning, machine learning coverage:Why AI By Any Name Is Sweet For RadiologyValue in Radiology Takes on Added Depth at RSNA 2017VIDEO: Key Imaging Technology Trends at RSNA 2017VIDEO: Deep Learning is Key Technology Trend at RSNA 2017VIDEO: Machine Learning and the Future of RadiologyVIDEO: Expanding Role for Artificial Intelligence in Medical ImagingHow Artificial Intelligence Will Change Medical Imaging CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) scanner on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting in July. It is aimed at cardiology office based imaging and was released this past spring at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.The system has removable tablets on each side of the scanner where the tech can adjust the machine, review scout scans and trigger the scanner. The idea is to improve workflow and allow the tech to remain at the bedside longer to be with the patient, rather tucked away in a remote control room using an intercom.The entire system is built into the gantry seen here, so there is no need for extra equipment in a closet, cabinet or server tower.It comes in a 128 slice configuration with 4 cm of anatomical coverage per rotation.It uses the Stellar detector and tin filtration to eliminate low energy photons and help lower dose. It can be programmed to aid workflow by automatically removing bone, create cured planar reconstructions, lung CAD and other post-processing features so more time can be spent on reading scans. The scanner also comes with a HeartFlow FFR-CT starter pack.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the name-sake of the Agatston score used in CT calcium scoring. He explains the history of the scoring system from the early 1990s and the evolution of CT technology for cardiac imaging. The latest American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 cholesterol guidelines now include the use of CT calcium scoring, which was a big topic at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. Radiation Oncology View all 91 items Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the name-sake of the Agatston score used in CT calcium scoring. He explains the history of the scoring system from the early 1990s and the evolution of CT technology for cardiac imaging. The latest American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 cholesterol guidelines now include the use of CT calcium scoring, which was a big topic at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. AAPM | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care Cynthia McCollough, Ph.D., director of the Mayo Clinic Computed Tomography (CT) Clinical Innovation Center, professor of medical physics and biomedical engineering, and the 2019 president of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), explains the “building bridges” theme of the 2019 AAPM meeting. This theme was the focus of her president’s address at the 2019 AAPM meeting. She spoke on the theme of diversity and how to break down the barriers between various minorities, male-female, religion, national origin, etc. She gave many photo examples of how we pigeon hole people into neat categories and that we often say we have equally in society, however her images showed recent images of big political summits where there are no women present, or they were the secretaries in the background. She said in medical practice, department administration and collaboration on projects, people need to be cognoscente of bias they have engrained by culture for which they may not even be aware.She showed a slide of the AAPM membership makeup by generation and said members need to keep in mind the way each generation thinks and communicates varies by their generation’s life experience and upbringing. McCollough said understanding these differences can help bridge perceived gaps in communication. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Artificial Intelligence | January 15, 2019 Technology Report: Artificial Intelligence 2018 In Artificial Intelligence 2018: What Radiologists Need to Know About AI, ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of artificial intelligence (AI) advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2018 annual meeting. Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA, discuss some of the most important clinical topics at the 2019 AHRA Annual Meeting and how the association plans to help its members embrace technological change in the coming years. Among the main focuses at the meeting were clinical decision support (CDS), artificial intelligence (AI) and the use of data analytics to improve equipment and personnel performance. Watch the VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes, an interview with Colorado State University graduate research assistant Nate Bachman at AHRA 2019. Enterprise Imaging | March 27, 2019 VIDEO: GE Healthcare’s CCA Analytics Provides Governance for Enterprise Imaging GE Healthcare Centricity Clinical Archive (CCA) Analytics, shown at RSNA 2018, works directly with the vendor neutral archive (VNA), allowing users to evaluate clinical, financial and operational processes across the healthcare system. The analytics solution shows how all of the different components of the archive and all of the imaging sources — departments, facilities and modalities — are working across the enterprise. Brachytherapy Systems | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: New Alpha Emitter Brachytherapy Seeds in Development Lior Arazi, Ph.D., assistant professor at Ben-Gurion University, Israel, explains the potential benefits of a new Radium-224 brachytherapy seed technology he is helping develop. The technology uses high-dose alpha particles to kill cancer cells, but has a very short tissue penetration, so it can be placed very close to critical structures without causing collateral damage to healthy tissue. He discussed this technology in sessions at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Radiation Therapy | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Creating a Low-cost Radiotherapy System for the Developing World Paul Liu, Ph.D., post-doctoral research associate, Image X Institute at the University of Sydney, Australia, explains how his center is working on a low-cost radiation therapy system for the developing world. The Nano-X system will use a fixed linac gantry and rotate the patient around the beam. This would lighten the weight of the system, reduce the need for room shielding, and cut the number iof moving parts to lower costs and ease maintanence. Liu spoke about the project in sessions at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., FACC, assistant professor of medicine and radiology, associate program director, advanced cardiac imaging fellowship, University of Utah, explains what radiologists and cardiologists need to know what is needed from CT imaging prior to ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation (AF) and ventricular fibrillation (VF). He spoke at a joint session of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the 2019 SCCT meeting.  Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2019 meeting in July. The system was pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval at AHRA, but received FDA 510(k) clearance in early August 2019.The system features a 33-inch aperture, large enough to place a wheelchair inside. It can be rotated 90 degrees in either direction and the deck can be parked in any position, making it easier for patients to get on and off the 660-pound weight table. The FluoroSpeed X1 offers controls that are ergonomic for technologists, with duplicate controls on each side for either a left- or right-handed tech. The machine also has a large aperture to allow swallow studies.The FluoroSpeed X1 comes equipped with a 17 x 17-inch dynamic digital X-ray detector (FPD) in the table bucky, allowing it to both be used for fluoroscopy as well as radiographic exams.Read more about the FluoroSpeed X1:Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Women’s Health | March 25, 2019 VIDEO: Ultrasound Versus MRI for Imaging of the Female Pelvis Deborah Levine, M.D., professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School and vice chair for academic affairs in the Department of Radiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, describes scenarios where magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could be more useful than ultrasound in issues with the female pelvis. Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, is the name-sake of the Agatston score used in CT calcium scoring. He explains the history of the scoring system from the early 1990s and the evolution of CT technology for cardiac imaging. The latest American Heart Association (AHA) 2018 cholesterol guidelines now include the use of CT calcium scoring, which was a big topic at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. AAPM | July 29, 2019 VIDEO: Efforts to Define the Roles of Medical Physicists and Assistants for Regulators Brent Parker, Ph.D., DABR, professor of radiation physics and medical physicist at MD Anderson Cancer Center, explains how the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) is creating guidelines to better define the roles of non-physicist assistants. He said there is a lack of state regulatory oversight for medical physicists or their assistants, partly because there are no guidelines from the medical societies. AAPM has created a series of policy statements to better define these the roles and requirements for all of these positions. Parker said the goal is to give state regulators the the definitions needed to create oversight guidelines. He spoke on this topic in sessions at the AAPM 2019 meeting. Find more news and videos from AAPM. Enterprise Imaging | January 14, 2019 Technology Report: Enterprise Imaging 2018 In Enterprise Imaging 2018: Balancing Strategy and Technology in Enterprise Imaging, ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of enterprise imaging advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2018 annual meeting. Enterprise Imaging | July 08, 2019 VIDEO: Building the Right Team for Enterprise Imaging Success — Part 1 ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with Don Dennison, healthcare IT consultant and Chris Roth, M.D., associate professor of radiology, vice chair, information technology and clinical informatics, and director of imaging informatics strategy at Duke University Medical Center, about how to find the right people to deploy a successful enterprise imaging strategy. Related content:itnTV “Conversations”: The Accuray Philosophy CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. It was designed specifically for cardiac imaging and so has a very compact footprint so it can be used in an office setting or small room. It offers a fast gantry rotation speed to freeze cardiac motion and has large enough anatomical coverage to view the scan the entire heart in one rotation.One of these systems was recently installed at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, where they have an extensive structural heart program. Read more about this intall.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., FACC, assistant professor of medicine and radiology, associate program director, advanced cardiac imaging fellowship, University of Utah, explains what radiologists and cardiologists need to know what is needed from CT imaging prior to ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation (AF) and ventricular fibrillation (VF). He spoke at a joint session of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the 2019 SCCT meeting. center_img Find more news and videos from AAPM. Nuclear Imaging | March 22, 2019 VIDEO: Utilization of PET For Evaluation of Cardiac Sarcoidosis Raza Alvi, M.D., a research fellow in radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, has been involved in a study of a positron-emission tomography (PET) FDG radiotracer agent to image sarcoidosis. The inflammatory disease affects multiple organs and usually include abnormal masses or nodules (granulomas) consisting of inflamed tissues that can form in the heart. Alvi presented on this topic at American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2019 meeting.  Radiology Imaging View all 288 items Related content:Atrium Health Debuts Amazon Alexa Skill to Help Patients Access Medical CareSmart Speaker Technology Harnessed for Hospital Medical Treatments RSNA | April 03, 2019 VIDEO: Editor’s Choice of the Most Innovative New Technology at RSNA 2018 ITN Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the most interesting new medical imaging technologies displayed on the expo floor at the 2018 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting. The video includes new technologies for fetal ultrasound, CT, MRI, mobile DR X-ray, a new generation of fluoroscopy systems, MRI contrast mapping to better identify tumors, and a new technique to create moving X-ray images from standard DR imaging.Watch the related VIDEO: Editor’s Choice of the Most Innovative New Artificial Intelligence Technologies at RSNA 2018. This inlcudes a tour of some of the recently FDA-cleared AI technologies for medical imaging at RSNA 2018.  Radiation Therapy | December 06, 2018 Technology Report: Patient-centered Care in Radiation Therapy Radiation therapy has become increasingly effective and safe as vendors continue to innovate technologies that benefit the patient. At ASTRO 2018, this patient-centric approach was exemplified and demonstrated not only in ways that match treatments to patients, but in how technologies can adjust to patient movement and anatomical changes, and to increase the precision of treatments. ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr showcases several new technologies that are helping to advance this field.For additional patient-centered care coverage, see:Conversations with Greg Freiherr: The Accuray PhilosophyASTRO Puts Patients First Nuclear Imaging | August 24, 2017 VIDEO: PET vs. SPECT in Nuclear Cardiology and Recent Advances in Technology Prem Soman, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at the Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh, and president-elect of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), explained advances in PET and SPECT imaging and the learning curve involved in reading scans from the new CZT SPECT cameras. Watch the VIDEO: Trends in Nuclear Cardiology Imaging, an iknterview with David Wolinsky, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at Cleveland Clinic Florida. Read the related article “Advances in Cardiac Nuclear Imaging.” Find more news and videos from AAPM. Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McCollough, Ph.D., director of the Mayo Clinic CT Clinical Innovation Center, professor of medical physics and biomedical engineering and the 2019 president of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), shares her insights on the latest advances in computed tomography (CT) imaging technology. She spoke at the 2019 AAPM meeting. She also did an interview at AAPM on her president’s theme for the 2019 meeting – VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care.Find more news and videos from AAPM. Advanced Visualization | April 01, 2019 VIDEO: The GE iCenter Looks Toward the Future of New Technologies GE Healthcare goes beyond core equipment maintenance to help clients solve some of their most important asset and clinical performance challenges through digital solutions. CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting. It was designed specifically for cardiac imaging and so has a very compact footprint so it can be used in an office setting or small room. It offers a fast gantry rotation speed to freeze cardiac motion and has large enough anatomical coverage to view the scan the entire heart in one rotation.One of these systems was recently installed at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, where they have an extensive structural heart program. Read more about this intall.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Find more SCCT news and videos Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes Nate Bachman, graduate research assistant in the Human Cardiovascular Physiology Lab of the Dept. of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University, describes how he and fellow researchers used multiple types of cardiac imaging to evaluate the health of athletes who compete in endurance events lasting six hours or more, and what the results may suggest for future screening.Watch the VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019, an interview with AHRA President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA. Technology Reports View all 9 items CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) scanner on display at the Society Of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 meeting in July. It is aimed at cardiology office based imaging and was released this past spring at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.The system has removable tablets on each side of the scanner where the tech can adjust the machine, review scout scans and trigger the scanner. The idea is to improve workflow and allow the tech to remain at the bedside longer to be with the patient, rather tucked away in a remote control room using an intercom.The entire system is built into the gantry seen here, so there is no need for extra equipment in a closet, cabinet or server tower.It comes in a 128 slice configuration with 4 cm of anatomical coverage per rotation.It uses the Stellar detector and tin filtration to eliminate low energy photons and help lower dose. It can be programmed to aid workflow by automatically removing bone, create cured planar reconstructions, lung CAD and other post-processing features so more time can be spent on reading scans. The scanner also comes with a HeartFlow FFR-CT starter pack.Find more information on this system in these related articles:New Cardiovascular CT Technology Entering the MarketNew Technology Highlights on the ACC 2019 Exhibit Floor Clinical Decision Support | June 29, 2017 VIDEO: Clinical Decision Support Requirements for Cardiac Imaging Rami Doukky, M.D., system chair, Division of Cardiology, professor of medicine, Cook County Health and Hospitals System, Chicago, discusses the new CMS requirements for clinical decision support (CDS) appropriate use criteria (AUC) documentation in cardiac imaging starting on Jan. 1, 2018. He spoke at the 2017 American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) Today meeting. Read the article “CMS to Require Appropriate Use Criteria Documentation for Medical Imaging Orders.” Information Technology View all 220 items How to turn your imaging center into a Swiss army knife to maximize ROI was a key radiology business session at the 2016 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) annual meeting in Nashville, Tenn. Robert Junk, AIA, and Tobias Gilk, M.Arch, of RAD-Planning, explain how radiology departments can assess their business model to make the most of their capital investments. Read the related article that include Junk and Gilk “Rethinking the Radiology Business Model.” Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., FACC, assistant professor of medicine and radiology, associate program director, advanced cardiac imaging fellowship, University of Utah, explains what radiologists and cardiologists need to know what is needed from CT imaging prior to ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation (AF) and ventricular fibrillation (VF). He spoke at a joint session of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the 2019 SCCT meeting.  Find more news and videos from AAPM. Radiation Oncology | July 22, 2019 VIDEO: Use of a Fully Self-contained Brain Radiotherapy System Stephen Sorensen, Ph.D., DABR, chief of medical physics, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona, explains the first commercial use of the Zap-X stereotactic radio surgery (SRS) brain radiotherapy system. The system uses a capsule-like shield to surround the gantry and patient, eliminating the need for expensive room build outs requiring vaults. The goal of the system is to expand SRS brain therapy by making it easier and less expensive to acquire the treatment system. Sorensen spoke about this system in sessions at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting. Related CT Technology Content:New CT Technology Entering the MarketVIDEO: Advances in Cardiac CT Imaging — Interview with David Bluemke, M.D.Expanding Applications for Computed TomographyVIDEO: Overview of Cardiac CT Trends and 2019 SCCT Meeting Highlights —Interview with Ron Blankstein, M.D., directVIDEO: 10 Tips to Improve Cardiac CT Imaging — Interview with Quynh Truong, M.D.FFR-CT: Is It Radiology or Cardiology?VIDEO: ITN Editor’s Choice of the Most Innovative New Technology at RSNA 2018VIDEO: Using Advanced CT to Enhance Radiation Therapy Planning — Interview with Carri Glide-Hurst, Ph.D.VIDEO: Tips and Tricks to Aid Cardiac CT Technologist WorkflowManaging CT Radiation DoseVIDEO: ITN Editor’s Choice of Most Innovative New Cardiac CT Technology at SCCT 2017New Developments in Cardiovascular Computed Tomography at SCCT 2017VIDEO: Role of Cardiac CT in Value-based Medicine — Leslee Shaw, Ph.D.Advances in Cardiac Imaging Technologies at RSNA 2017VIDEO: The Future of Cardiac CT in the Next Decade — Interview with Leslee Shaw, Ph.D.VIDEO: What to Consider When Comparing 64-slice to Higher Slice CT Systems — Interview with Claudio Smuclovisky, M.D.  Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos Find more SCCT news and videos Enterprise Imaging | April 26, 2019 VIDEO: A Transformative Approach to Reducing Cost and Complexity at CarolinaEast Health System CarolinaEast Health System, an award-winning health system in New Bern, N.C., was one of the first to collaborate with Philips to implement IntelliSpace Enterprise Edition, a comprehensive managed service. Watch the video to see how we collaborated together to streamline workflows and improve interoperability for better care.Watch the related editorial interview VIDEO: Streamlining PACS Administration — Interview with Mike Ciancio, imaging systems administrator at CarolinaEast Health System. Related GE Edison Platform Content:GE Healthcare Unveils New Applications and Smart Devices Built on Edison PlatformVIDEO: itnTV Conversations — What is Edison? Mammography | April 15, 2019 VIDEO: A Discussion on Proposed FDA Rules for Mammography Reporting Wendie Berg, M.D., Ph.D., FACR, chief scientific advisor to DenseBreast-info.org and professor of radiology at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine/Magee-Women’s Hospital of UPMC, spoke with ITN Editorial Director Melinda Taschetta-Millane about some of the proposed amendments to the language being used for mammography reporting and quality improvement.Read the article “FDA Proposes New Rules for Mammography Reporting and Quality Improvement” Sponsored Videos View all 142 items Recent Videos View all 606 items Find more SCCT news and videos Computed Tomography (CT) | January 08, 2016 RSNA Technology Report 2015: Computed Tomography Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of computed tomography (CT) advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2015. The video includes Freiherr during his booth tours with some of the key vendors who were featuring new technology. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | January 08, 2016 RSNA Technology Report 2015: MRI Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) advances at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2015. Below is related MRI content:RSNA Technology Report 2015: Magnetic Resonance ImagingRecent Advances in MRI TechnologySoftware Advances in MRI TechnologyAdvances in Cardiac Imaging at RSNA 2016Recent Trends and Developments in Contrast MediaComparison Chart: MRI Wide Bore Systems (chart access will require a login, but is free and only takes a minute to register)Comparison Chart: MRI Contrast Agents(chart access will require a login, but is free and only takes a minute to register)Comparison Chart: Cardiovascular MRI Analysis Software(chart access will require a login, but is free and only takes a minute to register) Find more news and videos from AAPM. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Find more SCCT news and videos Enterprise Imaging | July 09, 2019 VIDEO: Building the Right Team for Enterprise Imaging Success — Part 2 ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with Don Dennison, healthcare IT consultant and Chris Roth, M.D., associate professor of radiology, vice chair, information technology and clinical informatics, and director of imaging informatics strategy at Duke University Medical Center, about how to find the right people to deploy a successful enterprise imaging strategy.Watch part 1 of the interview at the 2019 Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) conference. Artificial Intelligence | July 12, 2019 VIDEO: The Economics of Artificial Intelligence Khan Siddiqui, M.D., founder and CEO of HOPPR, discusses the economic advantages and costs presented by artificial intelligence (AI) applications in radiology, as well as potential strategies for healthcare providers looking to add AI to their armamentarium, at the 2019 Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting. Radiation Oncology | May 13, 2019 Patient-first Innovations from Accuray at ASTRO 2018 At ASTRO 2018, Accuray showcased new patient-first innovations, including motion synchronization on Radixact, and the new CK VoLO, a fast optimizer on the CyberKnife system. Andrew Delao, senior director of marketing for Accuray, highlights the new features. Radiation Therapy | February 21, 2019 VIDEO: Whole Versus Partial Radiotherapy for Breast Cancer ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with Christy Kesslering, M.D., medical director of radiation oncology at the Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center, about the different radiation therapy options for breast cancer patients offered at the center.Watch the VIDEOs Advancements in Radiation Therapy for Brain Cancer and Multidisciplinary Treatment of Brain Tumors with Vinai Gondi, M.D., director of research and CNS neuro-oncology at the Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center.Additional videos and coverage of Northwestern Medicine Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes Nate Bachman, graduate research assistant in the Human Cardiovascular Physiology Lab of the Dept. of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University, describes how he and fellow researchers used multiple types of cardiac imaging to evaluate the health of athletes who compete in endurance events lasting six hours or more, and what the results may suggest for future screening.Watch the VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019, an interview with AHRA President Chris Tomlinson, CRA, FAHRA, and President-elect Jacqui Rose, CRA, FAHRA. Related Enterprise Imaging Content:RSNA Technology Report 2017: Enterprise ImagingVIDEO: Building An Effective Enterprise Imaging StrategyFive Steps for Better Diagnostic Image ManagementVIDEO: Enterprise Imaging and the Digital Imaging Adoption ModelEnterprise Imaging to Account for 27 Percent of Imaging MarketVIDEO: Defining Enterprise Imaging — The HIMSS-SIIM Enterprise Imaging WorkgroupVIDEO: How to Build An Enterprise Imaging System Interventional Radiology | October 19, 2018 VIDEO: Y90 Embolization of Liver Cancer at Henry Ford Hospital Scott Schwartz, M.D., interventional radiologist and program director for IR residencies and the vascular and interventional radiology fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital, explains how the department uses Yttrium-90 (Y90) embolization therapy to treat liver cancer.Find more content on Henry Ford Hospital Related CT Calcium Scorining Content:VIDEO: New Cholesterol Guidelines Support CT Calcium Scoring for Risk Assessment — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D.CT Calcium Scoring Becoming a Key Risk Factor AssessmentACC and AHA Release Updated Cholesterol Guidelines for 2018VIDEO: CT Calcium Scoring to Screen For Who Should Take Statins — Interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D. Videos | Radiology Business | August 16, 2016 Maximizing Your Return on Investment in Radiology Breast Imaging | April 18, 2019 VIDEO: Age, Interval and Other Considerations for Breast Screening In a keynote lecture at the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI)/American College of Radiology (ACR) 2019 Symposium, Diana Miglioretti, Ph.D., dean’s professor of biostatistics at UC Davis Health, discussed risk-stratified breast cancer screening and its potential to improve the balance of screening benefits to harms by tailoring screening intensity and modality to individual risk factors.Read the article “How Risk Stratification Might Affect Women’s Health”Read the article “FDA Proposes New Rules for Mammography Reporting and Quality Improvement”Watch the VIDEO: A Discussion on Proposed FDA Rules for Mammography Reporting Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2019 meeting in July. The system was pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval at AHRA, but received FDA 510(k) clearance in early August 2019.The system features a 33-inch aperture, large enough to place a wheelchair inside. It can be rotated 90 degrees in either direction and the deck can be parked in any position, making it easier for patients to get on and off the 660-pound weight table. The FluoroSpeed X1 offers controls that are ergonomic for technologists, with duplicate controls on each side for either a left- or right-handed tech. The machine also has a large aperture to allow swallow studies.The FluoroSpeed X1 comes equipped with a 17 x 17-inch dynamic digital X-ray detector (FPD) in the table bucky, allowing it to both be used for fluoroscopy as well as radiographic exams.Read more about the FluoroSpeed X1:Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Related Articles on Y-90 Radiotherapy:Current Advances in Targeted Radionuclide TherapyA Look Ahead in Targeted Radionuclide TherapyRadioactive Bead Therapy Now Used for Head, Neck TumorsNCCN Guidelines Recommend Y-90 Microspheres for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Treatment Digital Radiography (DR) | October 05, 2016 Technology Report: Digital Radiography Systems Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr offers an overview of digital radiography (DR) advances at the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) 2016 meeting. Read the article “The Coming Push for DR.”  Watch a technology report sidebar video on new DR Systems technology. Artificial Intelligence | April 02, 2019 itnTV “Conversations:” What is Edison? At RSNA 2018, GE Healthcare formally presented Edison as the company’s new applications platform, designed to speed the delivery of precision care.  Cardio-oncology | March 22, 2019 VIDEO: Characterization of Cardiac Structural Changes and Function Following Radiation Therapy Magid Awadalla, MBBS, is an advanced cardiac imaging research fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has been involved in an imaging study of cardiac changes from photon radiotherapy in breast cancer patients using serial cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The radiotherapy beams used to treat breast cancer pass close to the neighboring heart, which can cause cardiac cell damage leading to issues like heart failure later on. He spoke on the topic of cardio-oncology at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2019 meeting. Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, explains how his facility is working with radiation oncology to use radio therapy to noninvasively ablate ventricular tachycardia (VT). He spoke on this topics during a joint electrophysiology session by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) at the SCCT 2019 meeting.Find more SCCT news and videos Radiology Business | May 03, 2017 VIDEO: MACRA’s Impact on Cardiology Kim A. Williams, Sr., M.D., chief of cardiology at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago and former president of both the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), explains the impact of healthcare reform on cardiology and specifically on nuclear perfusion imaging. last_img read more

Derrick Hall satisfied with Dbacks buying and se

first_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Hence, the desire to see him leave, which is why ESPN.com’s Greg Garber, as part of a series proposing “five explosive, albeit unlikely, hypothetical deals” has one sending Fitz to the Green Bay Packers.His proposal? Fitzgerald in exchange for Green Bay’s 2014 second round pick, running back Jonathan Franklin and receiver Jordy Nelson.Fitzgerald is 30 years old, and he deserves another a shot at Super Bowl ring. He has produced the goods. In nine-plus seasons in the desert air, he’s caught nearly 800 passes for 10,000-plus yards and 81 touchdowns.Full disclosure: Fitzgerald, in the wake of his recent megadeal, will see his base salary rocket to $12.75 million in 2014 — and his salary-cap hit will be an astounding $18 million. Clearly, the Packers would have some work to do, but as luck (and some good, earnest work in the trenches) would have it, they reportedly have the most space (an estimated $10 million) of any elite team in the league. The Packers’ Ted Thompson hates to give up draft choices, but this one might be worth it.The Cards would get a promising young running back and a proven receiver to help fill the void left by Fitzgerald, and the resulting slide down the standings would allow them finally to get their hands on a legitimate quarterback in the draft. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories center_img Comments   Share   It seems as though the national media has been trying to get Larry Fitzgerald out of Arizona pretty much since the time everyone realized he was an outstanding football player. So then perhaps it should come as no surprise that, as the NFL’s trade deadline approaches, there are some who think the Cardinals should look into dealing their franchise player.In the midst of a second consecutive down season, the 30-year-old has just 32 receptions for 422 yards and four touchdowns. Hamstring issues have hindered him, but a prevailing thought is the team surrounding him — offensive line, running backs, quarterback — are holding him back even more. And whether or not Garber’s proposal would interest either side is not known, but there is little doubt that if the Cardinals do decide to trade Fitzgerald, the offers would be vast and bountiful. Now, it’s difficult to envision the Cardinals parting with Fitzgerald, as the backlash for such a move would be harsh and there would almost certainly be a considerable drop in the team’s talent level with him gone. However, there may very well come a point where both the team and player decide it would be best to go their separate ways, as the future Hall of Famer may want one more shot at a Super Bowl while the Cardinals, perhaps still a few years away from contending, could hasten the rebuilding process with a trade.last_img read more

Related Jet2com to launch new summer flights from

first_img RelatedJet2.com to launch new summer flights from Manchesterflights to Kos, Venice and Gran Canaria from Manchester next summerIslamabad flights at Leeds Bradford AirportDirect flights to Islamabad will soon be available from Leeds Bradford International AirportNew flights to Monastir announced by Jet2.comCheap flights carrier Jet2.com will launch new flights to Monastir from Leeds Bradford, Manchester and Newcastle. North-west based Jet2 airline is to offer cheap flights to Egypt from Manchester and Leeds Bradford.The carrier will introduce direct flights to Sharm El Sheikh from Leeds Bradford next February, marking the first time an airline has operated a route from the Yorkshire terminal to Egypt.Manchester flights will start earlier, in October of this year.Flights are on sale now for services from both Leeds Bradford and Manchester International, with advance purchase of seats available as part of a Jet2holidays package deal.Mandy Round, general manager of Jet2holidays, said: “Sharm el Sheikh is proving to be an increasingly popular destination for UK holidaymakers who flock there for guaranteed, year round sunshine and the spectacular sites and scenery of Egypt.”This launch is an extremely exciting development for Jet2holidays and Jet2.com as we begin to travel further afield and explore new destinations.”The popularity of Egypt as a low-cost holiday destination was highlighted by the introduction of easyJet flights to Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh in April. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

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first_img by Celebrity Birthdays For The Week Of Oct. 28-Nov. 3, The Associated Press Posted Oct 22, 2018 10:16 am PDT Last Updated Oct 22, 2018 at 11:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 28-Nov. 3 Oct. 28: Jazz singer Cleo Laine is 91. Actress Joan Plowright is 89. Country musician Charlie Daniels is 82. Actress Jane Alexander is 79. Actor Dennis Franz (“NYPD Blue”) is 74. Singer Wayne Fontana of Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders is 73. Actress-singer Telma Hopkins (Tony Orlando and Dawn) is 70. Actress Annie Potts is 66. Drummer Stephen Morris of New Order is 61. Singer-guitarist William Reid of The Jesus and Mary Chain is 60. Actor Mark Derwin (“The Secret Life of the American Teenager,” ”Life With Bonnie”) is 58. Actress Daphne Zuniga (“Melrose Place”) is 56. Actress Lauren Holly is 55. “The Talk” co-host Sheryl Underwood is 55. Actress Jami Gertz is 53. Actor Chris Bauer (“True Blood”) is 52. Actor-comedian Andy Richter is 52. Actress Julia Roberts is 51. Fiddler Caitlin Cary (Whiskeytown) is 50. Singer Ben Harper is 49. Country singer Brad Paisley is 46. Actor Joaquin Phoenix is 44. Actress Gwendoline Christie (“Game of Thrones,” ”Star Wars” films) is 40. Singer Justin Guarini (“American Idol”) is 40. Singer Brett Dennen is 39. Guitarist Dave Tirio of Plain White T’s is 39. Actor Matt Smith (“The Crown,” ”Dr. Who”) is 36. Actress Troian Bellisario (“Pretty Little Liars”) is 33. Singer-rapper Frank Ocean is 31. Actor Nolan Gould (“Modern Family”) is 20.Oct. 29: Banjo player Sonny Osborne of The Osborne Brothers is 81. Country singer Lee Clayton is 76. Guitarist Denny Laine (Wings, Moody Blues) is 74. Singer-actress Melba Moore is 73. Guitarist Peter Green (Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac) is 72. Actor Richard Dreyfuss is 71. Actress Kate Jackson is 70. Actor Dan Castellaneta (“The Simpsons”) is 61. Singer Randy Jackson of The Jacksons is 57. Drummer Peter Timmins of Cowboy Junkies is 53. Actress Joely Fisher (“Ellen”) is 51. Rapper Paris is 51. Actor Grayson McCouch (“Gotham”) is 50. Actress Winona Ryder is 47. Actress Tracee Ellis Ross (“black-ish”) is 46. Actress Gabrielle Union is 46. Actor Trevor Lissauer (“Sabrina the Teenage Witch”) is 45. Actress Milena Govich (“Law and Order”) is 42. Actor Brendan Fehr (“CSI: Miami,” ”Roswell”) is 41. Actor Ben Foster (“Six Feet Under”) is 38. Bassist Chris Baio of Vampire Weekend is 34. Actress India Eisley (“The Secret Life of the American Teenager”) is 25.Oct. 30: Songwriter Eddie Holland of Holland-Dozier-Holland is 79. Singer Grace Slick is 79. Singer Otis Williams of The Temptations is 77. Actor Henry Winkler is 73. TV journalist Andrea Mitchell is 72. Bassist Timothy B. Schmit of The Eagles (and Poco) is 71. Actor Harry Hamlin is 67. Actor Charles Martin Smith (“American Graffiti”) is 65. Country singer T. Graham Brown is 64. Actor Kevin Pollak is 61. Singer-guitarist Jerry De Borg of Jesus Jones is 58. Actor Michael Beach (“Soul Food,” ”Third Watch”) is 55. Singer-guitarist Gavin Rossdale of Bush is 53. Actor Jack Plotnick (“Reno 911!”) is 50. “Cash Cab” host Ben Bailey is 48. Actor Billy Brown (“How to Get Away With Murder”) is 48. Actress Nia Long is 48. Country singer Kassidy Osborn of SHeDAISY is 42. Actor Gael Garcia Bernal (“Babel,” ”The Motorcycle Diaries”) is 40. Actor Matthew Morrison (“Glee”) is 40. Actress Fiona Dourif (“When We Rise,” ”True Blood”) is 37. Actress Janel Parrish (“Pretty Little Liars”) is 30. Actor Tequan Richmond (“Everybody Hates Chris”) is 26.Oct. 31: Actress Lee Grant is 93. Anchorman Dan Rather is 87. Folk singer Tom Paxton is 81. Actor Ron Rifkin (“Alias”) is 80. Actress Sally Kirkland is 77. Actor Stephen Rea (“The Crying Game,” ”V for Vendetta”) is 72. Actress Deidre Hall (“Days of Our Lives”) is 71. Journalist Jane Pauley is 68. Director Peter Jackson is 57. Guitarist Johnny Marr of Modest Mouse (and The Smiths) is 55. Actor Dermot Mulroney is 55. Drummer Mikkey Dee of Motorhead and of Scorpions is 55. Country singer Darryl Worley is 54. Actor Rob Schneider is 54. Actor Mike O’Malley (“Glee”) is 53. Guitarist Ad-Rock of the Beastie Boys is 52. Musician Adam Schelsinger of Fountains of Wayne is 51. Musician Rob Van Winkle (Vanilla Ice) is 51. Singer Linn Berggren of Ace of Base is 48. Reality-show host Troy Hartman (“Extreme Survival,” ”No Boundaries”) is 47. Actress Piper Perabo is 42. Keyboardist Tay Strathairn of Dawes is 38. Actor Eddie Kaye Thomas (“American Pie”) is 38. Guitarist Frank Iero (My Chemical Romance) is 37. Actor Justin Chatwin (“American Gothic”) is 36. Singer-actress Willow Smith is 18.Nov. 1: Country singer Bill Anderson is 81. Actress Barbara Bosson (“Murder One,” ”Hill Street Blues”) is 79. Actor Robert Foxworth (“Falcon Crest”) is 77. Music producer David Foster is 69. Actress Belita Moreno (“Diary of a Wimpy Kid”) is 69. Saxophonist Ronald Khalis Bell of Kool and the Gang is 67. Country singer-songwriter Keith Stegall is 64. Singer Lyle Lovett is 61. Actress Rachel Ticotin is 60. Bassist Eddie MacDonald of The Alarm is 59. Actress Helene Udy (“Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman”) is 57. Singer Anthony Kiedis of Red Hot Chili Peppers is 56. Singer-keyboardist Mags Furuholmen of A-ha is 56. Drummer Rick Allen of Def Leppard is 55. Country singer Big Kenny of Big and Rich is 55. Singer Sophie B. Hawkins is 54. Rapper Willie D of the Geto Boys is 52. Keyboardist Dale Wallace of Emerson Drive is 49. Actress Toni Collette (“The United States of Tara,” ”Little Miss Sunshine”) is 46. Actress Jenny McCarthy is 46. Actor Dave Berman (“CSI”) is 45. “American Idol” runner-up Bo Bice is 43. Actor Matt Jones (“Breaking Bad”) is 37. Actor Penn Badgely (“Gossip Girl”) is 32. Actor-drummer Alex Wolff (“The Naked Brothers Band”) is 21.Nov. 2: Singer Jay Black (Jay and the Americans) is 80. Actress Stefanie Powers is 76. Singer-actor J.D. Souther (“Nashville”) is 73. Actress Kate Linder (“The Young and the Restless”) is 71. Drummer Carter Beauford of the Dave Matthews Band is 61. Singer k.d. lang is 57. Bassist Bobby Dall of Poison is 55. Actress Lauren Velez (“Dexter”) is 54. Actor David Schwimmer is 52. Singer Alvin Chea of Take 6 is 51. Jazz singer Kurt Elling is 51. Bassist Fieldy of Korn is 49. Actress Meta Golding (“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”) is 47. Singer-guitarist John Hampson of Nine Days is 47. Actress Marisol Nichols (“Riverdale”) is 47. Singer Timothy Christian Riley of Tony! Toni! Tone! is 44. Rapper Nelly is 44. Actor Danny Cooksey (“Diff’rent Strokes”) is 43. Guitarist Chris Walla of Death Cab For Cutie is 43. Actor-singer Kendall Schmidt (“Big Time Rush”) is 28.Nov. 3: Actor-dancer Ken Berry (“Mayberry R.F.D.”; “Mama’s Family”) is 85. Actor-radio personality Shadoe Stevens (“Dave’s World”) is 72. Singer Lulu is 70. Actress-comedian Roseanne Barr is 66. Kathy Kinney (“The Drew Carey Show”) is 65. Actress Kate Capshaw (“Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom”) is 65. Comedian Dennis Miller is 65. Singer Adam Ant is 64. Actor Dolph Lundgren (“Rocky IV”) is 61. Actress Julie Berman (“General Hospital”) is 35. Actress Antonia Thomas (“The Good Doctor”) is 32. Musician Courtney Barnett is 31. Reality show personality Kendall Jenner (“Keeping Up With the Kardashians”) is 23.last_img read more

August 1 2014Alumnus Russel Ferguson visited with

first_imgAugust 1, 2014Alumnus Russel Ferguson visited with a one of his students for the last two weeks. Russel teaches at the KANSAS CITY ART INSTITUTE.[photos and text by Sue Kirsch]Here are student Shane and Russel building one of Russels famous rock walls for a planter in the East Crescent Keystone. Ferguson rock walls can be seen all over the Arcosanti site.Russel drew several wonderful fantasy designs for the East Crescent Keystone.last_img