TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Huddersfield enquire about Stoke forward Bojan Krkicby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveHuddersfield Town are reportedly interested in Stoke City forward Bojan Krkic.The 28-year-old has made 15 appearances for the Potters this season. He spent the previous two seasons on loan at Alaves and Mainz.Terriers boss David Wagner is desperate to strengthen his squad this month. According to The Sun, Wagner wants to sign Krkic to help increase his side’s paltry goal tally of 13 from 22 games.The Catalan was a prodigious young talent who broke through Barcelona’s famed La Masia academy, before making over 100 appearances for the club’s first-team.
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Mourinho adamant about Man Utd striker Rashford: He’s not a target manby Freddie Taylor5 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is adamant Marcus Rashford is not a target man.Mourinho was speaking after Rashford scored in United’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool on Sunday.”When we beat Liverpool a couple of years ago, we played with Rashford and Romelu Lukaku up front. He is not a target man, he is a man of movement,” Mourinho told Sky Sports.”I do not think he is a pure nine. If Ole is going to play him as he did today then I think he is the perfect player for him.”He’s young but he is experienced. With 21 years he probably has more matches than some players who are 24, 25. For me he is potentially a very good player, in some models and in some positions.”As a number nine I don’t think he has the 30 goals a season in him. I don’t think he can get better as a target man. To be better as a target man is difficult for him.”
“I expect top performances from him.” When James Rodriguez steps onto the football field, it is expected that he will be a gamechanger. Not just by fans, but by coaches and managers as well. Niko Kovac confirmed last week that the Colombia international was fit to return for Bayern Munich after missing eight games with a knee problem, but included the disclaimer that he wanted Rodriguez to show no signs of rustiness.”I know he’s a top player, I know what he can do,” Kovac told reporters. “He’s shown that not just here but at other big clubs. I expect top performances from him, just like I do any other player. We finished the first half of the season strongly, and competition for places is fierce, as is always the case. Now it’s down to him to show he deserves a place in the team again.” Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Rodriguez has found game time harder to come by under new Bayern boss Kovac, having been a huge success under Jupp Heynckes in his first season in Munich. Last season, he finished with eight goals and 14 assists in 39 games in all competitions, but has found himself being left out of the starting XI more often in 2018-19.As a result, the 27 year old has been the focus of many transfer rumours throughout the season, with talk of a January loan to Arsenal even cropping up in recent weeks. Reports in Spain have long insisted that Rodriguez is unhappy with his role in Munich, while he is said to have told Kovac “We are not in Frankfurt” following a disappointing draw against Ajax.However, everything Rodriguez has said in public has indicated that he has no problems with either Munich or the coach. He admitted that the only thing on his mind was returning to full fitness and getting back on the pitch.”There are no issues with the coach or any staff,” James told reporters in December. “At the moment I am with Bayern and I have a contract with the club until June and I am happy here, I am calm and in the future we will see what happens. I am only thinking about Bayern, I am recovering well from my injury and I have lots of motivation to return better than ever.”His return to action on Friday was a 12-minute cameo against Hoffenheim, where he had little time on the pitch but still put in a display worthy of being called a “top performance”. With Hoffenheim pushing for a late equaliser, Bayern secured a 3-1 win as Rodriguez played a perfect pass to Thomas Muller, who had all the time to cross for Robert Lewandowski to score from close range. While it did not count as an assist for the Colombian, who has provided the final ball for just two goals in 12 games in 2018-19, the goal was purely Rodriguez’s creation. His vision picked out Muller, who was able to break through the defence and find Lewandowski.It also showed that Rodriguez should not simply be seen as a backup option for Muller, but can also play alongside the World Cup winner in a dynamic attack. Until now, Muller or Rodriguez was an either/or option for Kovac, but the brief cameo last weekend proves that the duo can work together in support of Lewandowski, and combine to great effect.Muller is suspended for both of Bayern’s games against Liverpool in the Champions League, with the first leg taking place on February 19, almost three weeks after the end of the transfer window. They will need Rodriguez for these matches if they are to stand any chance of progressing to the quarter-finals of the tournament, while it has now become an annual tradition for Bayern to have an injury crisis in the latter stage of the season. Usually, this is not a huge problem domestically, but 2018-19 has not been as easy as usual for the Bavarians on home soil and they find themselves chasing Borussia Dortmund after half the season.Success is expected in Munich, with the Bundesliga title almost an afterthought in recent years as they chase the Champions League. Kovac’s best chance of being successful this season – and keeping his job – is with Rodriguez, who can help create the goals to propel them to the title and onwards in Europe. Letting him leave now would be madness.
Ramat Trump (Golan Heights): The Trump name graces apartment towers, hotels and golf courses. Now it is the namesake of a tiny Israeli settlement in the Israel-controlled Golan Heights. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Cabinet convened in this hamlet Sunday to inaugurate a new settlement named after President Donald Trump in a gesture of appreciation for the U.S. leader’s recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the territory. The settlement isn’t exactly new. Currently known as Bruchim, it is over 30 years old and has a population of 10 people. Also Read – Merkel warns UK Brexit deal ‘unlikely’ without compromise: LondonIsrael is hoping the rebranded “Ramat Trump,” Hebrew for “Trump Heights,” will encourage a wave of residents to vastly expand it. “It’s absolutely beautiful,” said US Ambassador David Friedman, who attended Sunday’s ceremony. Noting that Trump celebrated his birthday on Friday, he said: “I can’t think of a more appropriate and a more beautiful birthday present.” Israel captured the Golan Heights from Syria in the 1967 Mideast war and annexed it in 1981. Most of the international community considers the move illegal under international law. Also Read – India, China should jointly uphold peace and stability, resolve disputes through dialogues: Chinese ambassadorBut during a visit to Washington by Netanyahu in March, just weeks before Israeli elections, Trump signed an executive order recognizing the strategic mountainous plateau as Israeli territory. The decision, the latest in a series of diplomatic moves benefiting Israel, was widely applauded in Israel. “Few things are more important to the security of the state of Israel than permanent sovereignty over the Golan Heights,” Friedman said. “It is simply obvious, it is indisputable and beyond any reasonable debate.” After the Cabinet decision, Netanyahu and Friedman unveiled a sign trimmed in gold with the name “Trump Heights” and adorned with U.S. and Israeli flags. Trump retweeted photos Friedman posted of the event and thanked Netanyahu “and the State of Israel for this great honor!” Addressing the ceremony, Netanyahu called Trump a “great friend” of Israel and described the Golan, which overlooks northern Israel, as an important strategic asset. “The Golan Heights was and will always be an inseparable part of our country and homeland,” he said. Developing Ramat Trump will not be easy. Ringed by high yellow grass and land mines, it is roughly 20 kilometers (12 miles) from the Syrian border and a half hour drive from the nearest Israeli town, Kiryat Shmona, a community of about 20,000 people near the Lebanese border.
APTN National NewsA special guest speaker made a moving presentation on the resiliency of the human spirit at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s national event in Saskatoon.APTN National News reporter Larissa Burnouf has this story.
New Delhi: The Supreme Court decision to annul the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI’s) February 12 circular of last year on resolving bad debts is set to benefit several stressed companies which were staring at insolvency proceedings. According to rating agency ICRA, as of September 2018, nearly 70 borrowers with bad debts worth over Rs 3.8 lakh crore, could have eventually being referred for insolvency proceedings as a result of provisions of RBI’s February 12, 2018, circular. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details While the court’s order will have no impact on the classification of a stressed account as a non-performing asset (NPA or bad loan) or on provisions that banks need to set aside on this account, it will give more time and discretion to banks on finalising a res olution plan. The RBI circular mandated lenders to initiate resolution or restructuring of loans of Rs 2,000 crore and above within six months from the date of default, on which the court found that the central bank had acted beyond its legal powers. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday After the expiry of the 180 days, the defaulting borrowers, under the circular struck down by the apex court, had to mandatorily face proceedings under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC). One of the biggest beneficiaries of the Supreme Court order may be the financially troubled Jet Airways, which has a debt of around Rs 10,000 crore. As part of the resolution plan, the State Bank of India (SBI)-led lenders consortium has taken over 50.5 per cent stake in the airline, with a view to selling the shares to a potential buyer in the coming months. Under the nullified RBI circular, banks would have had to finalise a resolution plan for the airline by June if they wanted to avoid insolvency proceedings. With the Court’s quashing of the circular, the bankers have now more time to seek a resolution. Among the large power companies, which might have faced the heat, is the Lalitpur Power Generation Co, the Shishir Bajaj Group’s 1,980 MW thermal power project in Lalitpur, Uttar Pradesh which had been struggling for several years. Multiple efforts were made by the lenders to find a resolution for the account but no headway had bee made. Similarly, the KSK Mahanadi Power Co, a former subsidiary of KSK Energy Ventures, has a total debt of Rs 15,702 crore. Delayed repayments from state-owned power distributors led to cash flow strains for the company and it could not purchase sufficient coal. KSK Mahanadi operates a 3,600 MW thermal power plant in Chhattisgarh, which sells power to Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh. Another such case is Jaiprakash Power Ventures, with an aggregate capacity of 2,220 MW comprising hydro (400 MW) and thermal (1,820 MW) across the country. It owes banks Rs 14,000 crore. Earlier last year, lenders tried to sell near 50 per cent stake in the company but there was a lack of interest among buyers. Various experts have said that the February 12 circular had introduced a lot of rigidity. On the impact of the Supreme Court decision, they said it will not have significant impact on assets of the non-power sectors that are already under resolution.
By Layachi EL hadiriMarrakech – The Association of Teachers for Sustainable Development and the Fight against School Dropout (ACEDDLCDS) began its third school year in Mohamed VI University Hospitalization Centre (Mohamed VI UHC) in Marrakech on October 23rd, 2016.Two years ago the association started a project called ‘School in Hospital’, which is considered to be the first of its kind in Morocco. When asked about the project’s goals, Kamal Ouhoud, head of the association, said: “Our project aims to give classes to the bedridden students in the Oncology and Hematology ward and keep up with those students on their return to school.” “The project also provides literacy and numeracy lessons in the House of Life, Marrakech which is an affiliate of Lalla Salma Foundation for Cancer Prevention and Treatment,” he added. Generally, the project was hailed a great success. In 2015, it involved approximately 210 students in The House of Life, Marrakech. Also, about 810 parents and inpatients benefited from the project’s services in the same institution. School in Hospital has expanded this year to take in the maternity and children’s unit in the same hospital, the number of beneficiaries rising in tandem with this.All teachers who are involved in this project are volunteers. “Roughly 90% of them work in state schools and about 10% work in the private sector,” said Mr Ouhoud. In addition to teaching patients and their parents, teachers raise their morale and give them psychological support. Specifically, they help patients, particularly cancer patients, look to the future with hope. Teachers also take part in many extra-curricular activities inside the hospital. They work under the supervision of Zakia Okhaya, the coordinator of the project. She is in charge of teachers’ timetables and she liaises between absent teachers and their substitutes.The association engages in other activities such as providing assistance to students who come from impoverished families, providing them with school supplies at the beginning of every school year. It further provides support for the needy during Ramadan.The opening ceremony of this school year took place in the seminar room of the hospital. The ceremony began with short speeches provided by the director general of Mohamed VI UHC, the director of The House of Life, Marrakech, a space designed to accommodate patients and their families during treatment period, a representative of the municipal council of Marrakech, and the head of the association.The event was marked with a tribute to Moulay Mhamed Alwafai, founder and former head of ACEDDLCDS. During the ceremony, Alwafai was eulogized as the godfather of the association as he rendered a myriad of services to the association in general and to the “School in Hospital” project in particular.
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedUPDATE: Inebriated joint services officer was driver in fatal WCD accident – PoliceJune 18, 2018In “Crime”Younger brother of popular Chutney singer killed in accidentJune 18, 2018In “Crime”Meten-Meer-Zorg hit and run: Causing death accused granted $300,000 bailSeptember 26, 2017In “Court” A Guyana Defense Force (GDF) Coast Guard who allegedly drove his motor vehicle recklessly on Sunday last killing pedestrian and brother of chutney singer, Mahendra Ramkellawan, was today (Tuesday) arraigned at the Leonora Magistrates Court.Dead: Roopchand ‘Charles’ RamkellawanTwenty-eight-year-old, Esan Trim stood before presiding Magistrate, Christel Lambert and denied the two charges read to him.He denied driving motor vehicle PLL 5680 on June 17, 2018 dangerous to the public, and causing the death of 35-year-old, Roopchand Charles.He also denied being over the legal limit of alcohol consumption on the day in question.Charged: Esan TrimTrim allegedly struck Charles unconscious when he was said to be speeding along the DeWillem, West Coast Demerara (WCD) public road. He was rushed to the Leonora Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.In her bail application for Trim, Attorney Latchmie Rahamat explained that CCTV footage showed Charles walking into the path of the vehicle.Bail was not objected to by the prosecution and this was granted in the sum of $310, 000.The Coast Guard will return to Court on July 24, 2018 for filing and the serving of statements.The police had stated that an unlicensed pistol with four matching rounds were found in Charles’ possession.
FOUR MEN HAVE been charged in connection with last month’s Westgate mall massacre.Somalia’s Al-Qaeda linked Shebab claimed responsibility for the September 21st attack in which at least 67 people were killed in Kenyan capital of Nairobi.The charge sheet read that “the accused persons carried out a terrorist attack at Westgate Shopping Mall on September 21 by supporting a terrorist group”.Not guilty pleaAll pleaded not guilty to the charges, which also included entering Kenya illegally and obtaining false identification documents.None are accused of being the gunmen in the mall.The four, who are all ethnic Somalis, are Mohammed Ahmed Abdi, Liban Abdullah, Adan Adan and Hussein Hassan.Some of those charged were arrested in Kenya’s northwestern desert refugee camp of Kakuma, a vast settlement home to over 125,000 refugees from across the region, including Somalia.Further investigationsThe suspects, who had no legal representation, were remanded in custody for one week after the prosecution asked for more time for further investigations.All the gunmen in the Westgate attack — totalling just four, not the dozen that security forces had initially reported — are understood to have died during the four-day siege.Interpol is assisting Kenya in trying to identify four bodies suspected to be the gunmen, police said last week.The Kenyan Red Cross has said some 20 people are still missing, and there are fears more bodies could be found in the wreckage of the mall.Link to NorwayDetectives are continuing to investigate a possible link to Norway, with Ndegwa Muhoro, head of Kenya’s Police Criminal Investigation Department, saying last week that a telephone call was made to the country from the mall during the attack.A Norwegian citizen of Somali origin is suspected of being one of the attackers.- © AFP, 2013Read: ‘White Widow’ Lewthwaite ‘was not part of the attackers’ – Kenyan police >More: Son of former Kenyan ambassador to Ireland killed in Nairobi siege >
GARDAÍ IN COOLOCK are appealing for assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 64-year-old Patrick Douglas. Patrick was last seen in the late afternoon of Sunday 5 January, when he left his home in Woodville, Coolock, Dublin 5. He is described as being 5′ 10″ in height, of medium build with grey hair. He was last seen wearing a sand coloured leather jacket and a pair of black runners. There is no further details of his clothing available. Anyone with information is asked to contact Gardaí at Coolock on 01 – 6664200, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666111 or any Garda Station.
Dundee United have released a statement saying they have “disciplined” defender Jamie Robson for painting his face black for a party this month.Earlier this month, pictures from the fancy dress party released on social media showed the defender in ‘blackface’ and the club immediately started an investigation into the racially insensitive behavior.“Dundee United can confirm Jamie Robson has been disciplined in relation to his actions at a players’ social event earlier this month,” a statement on the club’s website read.“As a club, we have high standards concerning the behavior and actions of our staff, and on this occasion, Jamie has fallen short of these expected standards.“Dundee United is also fully committed to promoting equality and valuing diversity.Rangers agree Kamara and Jones signings Henry Ikenna Ugwu – January 6, 2019 Dundee United midfielder Glenn Kamara and Kilmarnock winger Jordan Jones have both signed pre-contract agreements with Rangers.Both players are expected to join the Ibrox…“The player’s actions were potentially offensive and with, the club’s support, he will undertake some diversity and inclusion training.”As part of the statement, Robson said: “I fully accept the naivety of my actions and can see that my actions fall short of what is expected by a professional footballer.“As soon as I became aware that I could offend, I took immediate action and removed both the make-up and costume.“I want to apologize for any offense I have caused, and I have also apologized to the club for not adhering to the standards expected.”
Jonathan Halvorson FacebookTwitter Posted: July 1, 2019 Jonathan Halvorson, Categories: Local San Diego News SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The Starlight Theater in Balboa Park was damaged when a large tree fell Monday morning.A Save Starlight spokesperson said no one was injured.Tree removal crews worked to cut and remove the tree from Monday morning. July 1, 2019 Large tree falls onto the Starlight Theater in Balboa Park
Oregon officials won’t support a Columbia River Crossing alternative that excludes light rail, Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber’s spokesman said Wednesday, adding that removing light rail will kill the project. “Any analysis that claims there is a quick, easy or advisable way to remove light rail from the Interstate 5 Bridge replacement project is fundamentally flawed,” the governor’s spokesman, Tim Raphael, said by email. “We’d be starting over on federal funding and permitting. Without light rail, there is no project.”The governor’s statement comes as the Washington Legislature nears the close of the 2013 session and has yet to approve Washington state’s $450 million share for a new bridge across the Columbia River. The session ends Sunday, but it appears likely that Washington lawmakers will require a special session to finish budget negotiations. Many critics of the $3.4 billion project say they don’t want to completely sink the CRC, but rather replace the light rail part of the plan with a different form of transit, such as express buses. They say removing light rail will reduce the overall cost of the project and therefore reduce the amount of tolls drivers will pay toward the new bridge. But Kitzhaber doesn’t see light rail as a simple “add-on” to the proposed bridge, Raphael said. Light rail “is a critical part of an integrated, multimodal, bistate solution that improves safety, manages traffic, protects air quality and supports the region’s economy,” Raphael said. “Governor Kitzhaber has been clear from the start: No light rail. No project. No kidding.” Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber
Narendra ModiA southern Indian state announced Sunday it would go to the supreme court to challenge a federal ban on the sale of cows for slaughter, stepping up a showdown with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.Cows are considered sacred by Hindus and the Hindu nationalist leader has pushed for greater protection of the animals since taking power in 2014.On Friday the federal environment ministry issued a nationwide order banning the sale and purchase of cattle from markets for slaughter.”We are finalising our legal response and will file a plea in the Supreme Court next week,” Kerala state’s Agriculture Minister V.S. Sunil Kumar told AFP.The slaughter of cows, and the possession or consumption of beef, is already banned in most Indian states, with some imposing up to life imprisonment for infringements. Cases of slaughtering cows have triggered communal violence.But Kerala and a handful of other states — despite having Hindu majorities — allow the slaughter and the consumption of beef.The federal order covers trade in bulls, bullocks, cows, buffaloes, calves and camels.The national government said it aimed to regulate the industry and ensure the welfare of animals, which often suffer cruelty in markets.But Kumar said Modi’s government was fulfilling the agenda of Hindu groups, which demand a nationwide ban on cow slaughter.”It is unconstitutional and since the Modi government cannot ban cow slaughter, it is taking refuge behind animal cruelty to fulfil its right-wing Hindu agenda,” he said.Beef is a popular food in the coastal state, which is ruled by a left-wing government, like several states in eastern India.On Saturday left-wing activists organised “beef fests” across Kerala to protest against the ban as state chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan wrote a protest note to Modi.Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party pledged to impose a countrywide ban on the slaughter of cows ahead of the 2014 national elections.But the federal government has failed to persuade opposition parties to back such a law, leaving radical Hindu groups furious over the government’s failure to protect the animal.At least a dozen people, mostly Muslims, have been killed by Hindu mobs over rumours that they were eating beef, slaughtering cows or smuggling them.
Stepmother sent to jail in girl rape, murder caseThe chairman of Bishwambharpur upazila parishad in Sunamganj district allegedly raped a mother of four children inside his office on Wednesday promising to provide her a sewing machine.The alleged perpetrator is Harun-or-Rashid, chairman of the upazila and former president of Biswambharpur upazila unit of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), reports news agency UNB.On information, a team of police, led by sub-inspector Arif of Biswambhar police station rescued the woman from the spot and took her to the station.The victim filed a case against the chairman accusing him of rape. Locals demonstrated against the incident.According to the case statement, Harun called the woman to his office over phone and seduced her.Later, locals informed Biswambharpur police station and staged a demonstration seeking immediate arrest of the chairman.Police said they were trying to arrest the accused.
Be sure to look where you’re walking on Mars.NASA‘s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) last week stumbled upon a hole in the surface of the Red Planet’s South Pole.In the late summer sun, the southern hemisphere’s topography is “accentuated in orbital images,” according to NASA’s Tony Greicius.“We see many shallow pits in the bright residual cap of carbon dioxide ice (also called ‘Swiss cheese terrain’),” he explained in a recent update. “There is also a deeper, circular formation that penetrates through the ice and dust.”The dimple (upper right corner of above image) is most likely the effect of a collapse pit—formed when the ground sinks into a void below—or an impact crater (i.e. something slamming into the planet).The multipurpose MRO, equipped with the University of Arizona’s HiRISE camera, launched in August 2005 and arrived on Mars seven months later. The spacecraft takes detailed pictures of the Martian surface using the High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) shooter.Last week’s slideshow also included an elongated depression from three merged craters, and active flow deposits emanating from rocky alcoves.Is that an impact crater? (via NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona)This isn’t the first time NASA was puzzled by a “circular feature” on the south pole of Mars: In April, the organization released a photo of what “might be an impact structure.”“Craters in icy terrain are modified by processes that flatten and change them in such a manner that it is hard to say for sure if it had an impact origin,” Greicius said at the time.NASA made a breakthrough in 2015, providing evidence that water may still exist on the surface of Mars. So we may want to rethink the vehicles we are bringing there. The longer and harder they looked, though, the less H2O scientists believe there is: The latest findings tip about the same volume as Earth’s Atacama Desert or the Antarctic Dry Valleys.Analysts were stumped, however, by new climate data, released in February, which suggests the Red Planet’s atmosphere may not have been warm enough to melt ice into water. Hubble Space Telescope Captures Star’s Eerie Gaseous GlowMoon Glows Brighter Than Sun in NASA Fermi’s Vibrant Images Stay on target
Technology | Simulators | June 02, 2016 VirtaMed Launches Hip Module for Arthroscopic Surgery Simulator Simulator designed to provide safe access training for arthroscopic hip procedures with fluoroscopic imaging Technology | Radiation Dose Management | May 23, 2019 ControlRad Announces FDA Clearance and Launch of ControlRad Trace ControlRad Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted 510(k) clearance for its ControlRad… read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | June 12, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Announces Autologous Biologics Workshop in Partnership With EmCyte Corp. Konica Minolta Healthcare announced a new autologous biologics workshop in partnership with EmCyte Corp. The workshop… read more Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 10, 2019 Medivis SurgicalAR Gets FDA Clearance Medivis announced that its augmented reality (AR) technology platform for surgical applications, SurgicalAR, has… read more Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 04, 2019 Ann Arbor Startup Launches Augmented Reality MRI Simulator SpellBound, an Ann Arbor startup specializing in augmented reality (AR) tools for children in hospitals, has officially… read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | May 03, 2019 Hong Kong Polytechnic University Develops Palm-sized 3-D Scoliosis Ultrasound Imaging System The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) announced the development of a palm-sized 3-D ultrasound imaging system… read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | May 29, 2019 Quantitative Transmission Ultrasound Featured at Acoustical Society of America May 29, 2019 — QT Ultrasound recently showcased its advanced… read more June 2, 2016 — VirtaMed introduced the ArthroS Hip Module at the EFORT Congress in Geneva, Switzerland, June 1-3. The module is designed to provide safe access training for arthroscopic hip procedures. This includes portal placement, fluoroscopic imaging, diagnostic tours and therapeutic cases, all wrapped in a combination of an extremely realistic anatomic model and a high-fidelity virtual reality environment.The hip is a very tight joint surrounded by critical neurovascular structures, so finding the optimal access points for arthroscopic hip procedures is technically demanding. This takes a lot of practice, and most of the training is still done either on cadavers or live patients. “There’s really no reason for patients to suffer our learning curves when there’s technology that can replace that”, stated Robert Pedowitz, M.D., orthopedic surgeon and VirtaMed adviser.VirtaMed’s new hip arthroscopy simulator features various diagnostic and therapeutic cases, but the tool has been developed with a special focus on access training: The anatomic model looks, feels and behaves like a real hip, so trainees can palpate the bony landmarks or manipulate the joint to find their way. Thanks to the virtual reality interface, surgeons in training will also learn to use fluoroscopic imaging in a safe, radiation-free environment.The new hip module will be a part of the VirtaMed ArthroS simulator; previous modules include knee and shoulder, as well as the FAST module for basic skills training. Switching between these modules is easy and the simulator platform is also compatible with VirtaMed products for urological and gynecological training.Like all VirtaMed simulators, the ArthroS Hip Module also features original tools, numerous different patient cases, and a fully customizable course structure for independent proficiency-based learning.For more information: www.virtamed.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Image courtesy of GE Healthcare Feature | Mobile C-Arms | July 01, 2019 | By Paramjit “Romi” Chopra, M.D. Mobile C-arm Technology Helps Build Efficiency A mobile C-arm is a medical imaging read more Fused QT Ultrasound 3-D quantitative transmission ultrasound and compounded reflection axial images showing high resolution image of internal organs, tissue, skin and hair of neo-natal piglet. Anatomy courtesy of C. Ruoff, DVM. Related Content News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 24, 2019 WVU Medicine Installs First Alphenix 4D CT in the U.S. The West Virginia University (WVU) Heart and Vascular Institute is the first hospital in the country to acquire the… read more News | Remote Viewing Systems | May 01, 2019 University of Toronto Partners With IMS for Emergency Radiology Simulation International Medical Solutions (IMS) and the University of Toronto Department of Medical Imaging have signed a… read more Technology | Artificial Intelligence | June 11, 2019 Aidoc Earns FDA Approval for AI for C-spine Fractures Radiology artificial intelligence (AI) provider Aidoc announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared… read more
Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia said Thursday it is opposed to a U.N. resolution that would establish an international tribunal to prosecute those responsible for shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine last year.Controversy continues over who downed the plane, bound from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, killing all 298 people on board.Ukraine and the West suspect it was destroyed by a Russian surface-to-air missile fired by Russian soldiers or Russia-backed separatist rebels fighting in the area of eastern Ukraine. Moscow denies that and Russian officials and state media have alleged the plane was shot down by a Ukrainian missile or a warplane. 4 must play golf courses in Arizona Top Stories Top holiday drink recipes New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Russia’s deputy U.N. ambassador Petr Iliichev, asked Thursday whether Russia would push against adoption of the resolution, replied: “Yes.”“It’s not a good time and it’s counterproductive,” Iliichev said.The resolution was prepared by the five countries investigating the crash — Malaysia, Ukraine, Netherlands, Australia and Belgium. It was drafted drafted under Chapter 7 of the U.N. Charter, which can be enforced militarily. It was unclear when the resolution could be voted on.The document states that the downing of the plane “and its implications for the safety of civil aviation, constitute a threat to international peace and security.”It expresses the council’s determination “to deter future attacks on civil aircraft and to take effective measures to bring to justice the persons who are responsible for this incident.”The draft asks all states and non-governmental organizations to contribute funds, equipment and staff to the tribunal.A statute for the International Criminal Tribunal for Flight MH17 is annexed to the draft resolution.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Comments Share Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Sponsored Stories
Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 22 Comments Share Dallas Cowboys fullback Keith Smith (41) runs away from Arizona Cardinals inside linebacker Scooby Wright (58) during the first half of the Pro Football Hall of Fame NFL preseason game in Canton, Ohio, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane) The Arizona Cardinals announced Tuesday they have elevated linebacker Scooby Wright from the practice squad to the active roster. They have also signed linebacker Connor Harris and offensive lineman Vinston Painter to the practice squad.Wright, an alumnus of the University of Arizona, was inactive in Week 1 and has been on the Cardinals practice squad since then. He was drafted in 2016 by the Cleveland Browns but came back to the desert last season in December. Wright has played in three NFL games, all with the Cardinals. Top Stories Harris is a 5-foot-11, 242-pound linebacker who played his collegiate football at D-II Lindenwood and set the all-time NCAA record for tackles with 633 in 48 games. He also won the 2016 Cliff Harris Award, given to the top non-D-I defensive player in the country. He signed with the Jets out of college as an undrafted free agent.Painter played in Sunday’s Cardinals game against the 49ers after joining the active roster the previous day. He originally came to the Cardinals by joining the practice squad in September. He’s previously played with the Redskins, Dolphins, Giants, Browns and Broncos since being drafted out of Virginia Tech in 2013.The Cardinals’ Week 5 matchup comes in the form of a road contest at the Philadelphia Eagles (3-1). Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact