Continue Reading Previous Microchip: single-port USB smart hub ICs optimise system costs for automotiveNext SECO: new solutions based on 8th gen Intel Core U and 9th gen Core H processors TQ already presented the product variants with mobile processors at embedded world 2019 in Nuremberg in February of this year. Due to their limited availability, TQ now also uses the embedded processors of the Intel Core U series. Depending on required functionality and performance the CPUs i7-8665UE, i5-8365UE, i3-8145UE and the Celeron 4305UE with dual or quad cores are available. With a thermal power dissipation of 15 watts TDP, four computing cores are now available for the first time in this power class (previously only two for the 7th generation U series). Nothing has changed in the other technical specifications.The memory interface is equipped with the fast DDR4-2400 technology. The memory capacity ranges from 4 to 64 GB depending on the SO-DIMM modules used. Up to nine PCI Express lanes (Gen3; 8 GHz) are available for connecting up to five peripheral devices and offer flexible configuration via the BIOS. For the first time it includes the new standard USB 3.1 Gen 2, which allows transfer rates of up to 10 Gbit/s. Four high-speed interfaces are available for this purpose. In addition, eMMC Flash in sizes between 8 and 128 GByte is available for the first time on the module.The COM Express Compact Module TQMx80UC with its dimensions of 95 x 95 mm and Type 6 pinout conforms to PICMG COM.0 R3.0 and fits the new TQ mainboard MB-COME6-3. Together with an 11 mm high heat spreader and a heatsink, this results in an ideal evaluation platform.The STKx80UC starter kit is available for initial performance and functionality tests. Customers can order it customized according to their requirements with processors, main memory and various display variants.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules
Canadian Blood Services says its Saskatoon Blood Donation Clinic has been over capacity since Saturday, as donations have doubled in the wake of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash that killed 15.Calgary received 117 units of blood on Saturday, while normally our city would see 90 units donated.Spokesperson for the Canadian Blood Services Jhoanna Del Rosario said it’s times like these the organization and the community has to step up.“We are losing more during the response efforts in Saskatchewan so we want to make sure that we have enough supply of blood and blood parts, for those that are affected in the collision,” she said.She said a lot of blood is needed for one person who is severely injured.“You will need about 50 units, that’s about 50 donors needed to save one patient in a car accident,” she said.Anyone interested in donating blood can download the Canadian Blood Services app, or head to any blood donation clinic to sign up.
A new report from MoneySense Magazine says Calgary is currently a lousy place to buy real estate.Claire Brownell helped write the article, and says our city ranked 33 out of 35 markets across the country.“The only cities that did worse were St. John, New Brunswick and Saskatoon and this is just because the city’s real estate market continues to struggle with the collapse of oil prices that happened a few years ago,” she said.Calgary scored poorly on price appreciation, economy and income potential, though Brownell says there are some early signs that things are turning around.Brantford, Ontario finished as the best place to buy right now thanks to its strong local economy, and relative value compared to nearby markets.
TORONTO — Ontario’s Opposition is calling on the government to halt a deal with a gaming company that runs a British Columbia casino alleged to have accepted millions that could be proceeds of crime.The B.C. government has launched an independent expert’s review of the province’s policies in the gambling industry after concerns were raised about the possibility of money laundering at the River Rock Casino in Richmond, B.C.That casino is run by Great Canadian Gaming Corp. (TSX:GC), which the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. selected in August — along with Brookfield Business Partners LP (TSX:BBU.UN) — to run facilities at Woodbine, slots at Ajax Downs and the Great Blue Heron Casino in the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.Ontario Progressive Conservative Vic Fedeli said Monday the province should halt the deal while it gathers all the facts about the situation in B.C.“I think our main impetus is to ensure integrity in the industry,” he said. “We’re asking them — halt right now while we gather the facts. I think that’s the prudent thing to be doing.”Premier Kathleen Wynne said OLG has strict anti-money laundering provisions, but Ontario is watching developments in B.C.“I think it raises questions, which is why the minister has spoken with OLG and we will be paying very close attention to it,” she said.Great Canadian Gaming said it has ensured that regulatory compliance procedures are strictly followed, and it is committed to preventing illegal activities at all of its locations.“Contrary to suggestions otherwise, to our knowledge our company is not under investigation in any jurisdiction,” chief operating officer Terrance Doyle said in a statement. “Our employees followed all procedures required of them by BC Lottery Corporation (BCLC), none of our employees are facing charges, nor we do not believe our company’s actions would give cause to initiate any investigation.”OLG noted that Great Canadian Gaming is not under a criminal or regulatory investigation in either province and is satisfied the company will operate the Greater Toronto Area facilities responsibly.Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa said it would be “totally inappropriate” for a minister such as himself to get involved and expressed confidence in OLG’s procurement process.“The Opposition are inferring criminality but that is not the case,” he said. “It’s a stretch to start to suggest that somehow the province of Ontario should retract from a legitimate operation and a legitimate contract because of some inference that happened two or three years ago that is being reviewed under due process.”B.C.’s attorney general has said he launched the probe after reading a report about the casino accepting $13.5 million in $20 bills in July 2015 that police said could be proceeds of crime involving Asian VIP clients.A July 2016 report commissioned by the province’s previous Liberal government said single cash buy-ins in excess of $500,000 with no known source of funds were accepted at River Rock. Law enforcement intelligence indicated the money may have been “direct proceeds of crime,” the report said.The head of Great Canadian Gaming said it initially detected suspicious activity at the casino in 2012 and that its ongoing monitoring and reporting to the B.C. Lottery Corp. was crucial to identifying the individuals allegedly involved.In Ontario, Great Canadian Gaming and Brookfield won the exclusive right to operate the Toronto-area facilities for a minimum of 22 years. OLG said in its procurement process that it was looking for up to 5,000 electronic games and up to 400 gaming tables for the Woodbine facility in northwest Toronto, and the city of Toronto has granted conditional approval for such a casino.The Woodbine, Ajax Downs and Great Blue Heron locations have a total of more than 4,000 slot machines, 60 table games and employ more than 2,200 people. Great Canadian Gaming would operate the facilities and hold a 49 per cent stake in the partnership.The company has 22 gaming properties including 14 casinos, four racetrack casinos, three community gaming centres, one commercial bingo hall and resort hotels in Richmond, B.C., and in Moncton, N.B.
Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Schools have been warned by the exam watchdog to be braced for “more variation than usual” in this year’s GCSE and A-level results, as reforms take their toll.This summer is the second year that students are taking re-vamped GCSE exams in a raft of subjects. The new courses were part of a package of reforms by former Education Secretary Michael Gove, designed to toughen up syllabuses, make courses more linear, and cut down on the number of students getting A*s.A-level courses haven also been re-designed, with coursework and modules axed in many subjects. The shake up followed concerns from universities that schools leavers were insufficiently prepared for the demands of higher education.School leaders have previously complained that thousands of “guinea pig” students will be disappointed with their results, as teachers have struggled to accurately predict grades under the new system.Writing to headteachers, Sally Collier, the chief executive of Ofqual, said that while there have been normal levels of variation over the past two years, it is “still possible that some schools and colleges could see more variation than usual this year”. Teenagers will sit the new GCSEs for the first time this summer in 25 new subjects while there will be 19 new A-levels. It is the third and final instalment of the phased introduction of the new qualifications which began in 2017. “We know that it is normal for schools and colleges to see some variation in their year-on-year results, either up or down,” Ms Collier said.“This can be due to many different factors including the ability mix of the students, different teaching approaches, changes to the qualification itself, changes in teaching staff, or the amount of time allocated to teaching a particular subject.“Generally, when qualifications change, we expect that there might be more variation in school and college results.”
In the footage, one of the crew members can be heard yelling a warning to the sailboat crew, which reportedly didn’t spot the massive animal. Then, there’s a scream, since it looks like the sailboat and humpback whale are about to collide.A few seconds later, people on the whale-watching vessel are relieved, as the sailboat and humpback whale manage to avoid each other in the water. It was a close call, but the sailboat’s captain and humpback whale moved just in time and evaded a dangerous collision. Marine animals can receive life-threatening injuries if they are struck by boats: In June, a wildlife photographer snapped a heartbreaking photo of a young pilot whale that lost its tail after it was hit by a vessel. The photographer, who responded to the scene with a marine biologist and wildlife veterinarian, unfortunately couldn’t help the pilot whale, which was euthanized due to to the severity of its wounds.According to the Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC), governments in Canada and the U.S. have introduced rules that help reduce the risk of whales and boats colliding, including traffic separation schemes (shipping lanes), which help route ships around North Atlantic areas with larger whale populations and seasonal speed restricted areas.More on Geek.com:Watch: Great White Shark Feasts on Dead Whale in Cape Cod BayPhoto Captures Sea Lion ‘Stuck’ Inside Humpback Whale’s MouthWatch: Georgia Beachgoers Rescue Dozens of Stranded Pilot Whales Watch: Great White Shark Bumps Into Boat Near Whale CarcassWatch: Captain Sees Rare Whale Shark Swim By Boat in Atlantic Whale-watching tour passengers recently witnessed a sailboat and a humpback whale almost hit each other and the scary moment was caught on video.The encounter was filmed from the San Francisco Whale Tours’ Kitty Kat boat on September 7, For The Win reported. Stay on target
Galatasaray are reportedly keen on the prospect of making a January bid for Chelsea captain Gary CahillThe 32-year-old defender finds himself out of favour at Stamford Bridge under new manager Maurizio Sarri.Cahill has made just three appearances for Chelsea this season with one of those coming in the Premier League.The England international’s current deal at Chelsea will expire at the end of this season and it’s understood that he’s considering his options for 2019.Daniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.West Ham United have been touted as a potential destination for Cahill.But Turkish-Football claims that Galatasaray have made Cahill their number one January target.The Turkish giants feel that Cahill’s experience will be a great asset to them at Istanbul.Since arriving in 2011 from Bolton Wanderers, Cahill has made 285 appearances for Chelsea and he’s won two Premier League titles, one FA Cup and the Champions League.
Patrick Prince, Goldmine’s editor, says he’s happy to be working with Nashville-based URP Music Distributors, because they’re a leader in indie distribution. “They’re the perfect match for a publication such as Goldmine — a renowned print magazine that has served music collectors for over forty years,” Prince says. “This is a terrific sampling effort to build circulation,” Chelstowski says. “It’s kind of difficult to say where it will go. There are 1,200 independent record stores across the country and we get into half of them — and independent stores are more difficult to get into than those stores that have scale.” For Ray Chelstowski, senior vice president and general manager of F+W Media’s Small Business Group, which owns the title, this is just the beginning. There’s advertising potential, he tells Folio:, and there is interest from various music suppliers in inserts for in-store copies. And, especially, there’s huge growth potential in the fact that millennials have embraced a new love for vinyl records, which drives traffic to record stories and sales of rare collectables. In the partnership, Goldmine extends its reach into more than 600 independent record stores, about half of the total independent stores in the country. And URP Music gives its customers — music retailers — an added source of value for their customers in the form of access to a highly respected authority on record collecting. “Goldmine is an amazing brand,” Chelstowski says. “It plays a unique, critical role in the recorded music ecosystem, informing and connecting the music buying and collecting community. We have a great partner in URP to get this special issue of Goldmine into more independent stores April 22 for Record Store Day.” Goldmine announced the partnership with URP through promotional materials that were sent to participating Record Store Day stores as part of a “starter kit.” An advertising sales relationship and subscription promotion is also part of the agreement Goldmine, the media brand for music collectors, announced a new nationwide distribution partnership with URP Music Distributors that’s timed to launch on Record Store Day, April 22. Launched in 1974, Goldmine is the largest marketplace for music collectibles and music memorabilia covering all genres, with an emphasis on the rock and roll era.
Tags Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Review • Apple MacBook Air review: Rebooted as a thinner, lighter, more expensive laptop The Samsung Notebook 7 Force. Samsung The Notebook 7 Force is Samsung’s newest 15.6-inch laptop, and it’s all clean lines and high performance wrapped up in a black metal chassis.The Force, which will start at $1,500 when it’s available in the US on July 26, is a traditional clamshell design — not a two-in-one like Samsung’s Notebook 9 Pro — and looks very much like it’s aimed at potential Razer Blade buyers. Samsung even went so far as to call the laptop’s color Blade Black. Though, seeing as how Apple kicks off WWDC 2019 tomorrow, I suppose it’s also possible Samsung was tired of waiting for Apple to bring back the black MacBook, too, and decided to give people another strong Windows option.And it does look from the specs like it’ll be a good fit for anyone after performance for content creation and gaming. Built around a full-HD display with thin bezels on the top and sides, the Notebook 7 Force has an eighth-gen Intel Core processor (Samsung doesn’t say which one, but I assume it’s an i7 at this price) and Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1650 graphics. You’ll also get 16GB of memory and a 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD and room to add a 2.5-inch hard drive and another SSD.The Samsung Notebook 7 will be available in 13.3- and 15.6-inch sizes. Samsung If you don’t need the Force to be with you, Samsung also announced plain ol’ Notebook 7 laptops available in 13.3- and 15.6-inch sizes starting at $1,000. These look more like the Notebook 9 Pro, though again, they’re traditional clamshells and not two-in-ones. Components are similar to what you’ll find in the Force, but with integrated graphics and not the GTX 1650. There will, however, be a 15.6-inch configuration with entry-level GeForce MX250 discrete graphics.The Notebook 7 will also be available on July 26 in the US from Samsung and Amazon. Preorders start July 12.Also read: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti mobile, 1650 are the new cheap gaming graphics News • Hands-on with the new Apple MacBook Air and MacBook Pro $899 See All Intel Nvidia Razer Samsung Apple reading • Samsung Notebook 7 Force Macbook Pro alternative appears ahead of WWDC Apple Laptops Mentioned Above Apple MacBook Air (128GB, Gray, 2018) See it Apple MacBook Air See It Walmart $1,099 $1,199 Apple Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Preview • The MacBook Air is dead. Long live the MacBook Air Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it 0 Share your voice CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Post a comment • Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors See It
Spider-Man: Far From Home director talks postcredit scene… How to watch every Marvel Cinematic Universe film in the right order Sphero Spider-Man 2:17 TV and Movies Spider-Man: Far From Home had plenty of Easter eggs to catch if you were paying attention. Sony Pictures Spider-Man: Far From Home wouldn’t be a proper Marvel movie if it wasn’t full of Easter eggs. The subtle references run the gamut from mentions of characters from other Marvel Cinematic Universe films to specific comic book issues related to the film. Here’s a roundup of the Far From Home Easter eggs and what they mean for the MCU.There are plenty of Far From Home spoilers below, so consider this your spoiler warning. Who’s thirsty for Hydro-Man?After the kids survive the Water Elemental’s attack on Venice, one of them mentions a Buzzfeed article reporting on a man named Morris Bench, who has water powers. That’s the same name as Hydro-Man, a Spider-Man villain who can transform his body into water. Bench is considered one of Spidey’s low-tier bad guys who typically runs with groups of other weak villains. BFPPeter’s uncle, Ben Parker, gets mentioned only minimally in the two MCU Spider-Man films, and in Far From Home he only gets a nod when the initials “BFP” appear on a suitcase. The initials reference Uncle Ben’s full name, Benjamin Franklin Parker. In the latest episode of Fat Man Beyond, co-host Mark Bernardin pointed out the suitcase is a metaphor for the “luggage” Peter is carrying over his dead uncle. The “luggage” is then gone by the end of the movie. Earth-616 and 833As referenced in my CNET colleague Roger Cheng’s roundup of our biggest Far From Home WTF questions, Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) says he came from a destroyed Earth-833 to help save Earth-616. Although that proved to be a lie, 616 is the designation for Earth in the Marvel comics. Earth-833 is an alternate universe first mentioned in the Spider-Verse event in the comics as the home of Spider-Man UK. Marvel considers the MCU to be Earth-199999.Betty Brant introduces Phase 4After the “touching” tribute to Tony Stark and Captain America, Betty Brant (Angourie Rice) briefly mentions that “we’re moving on to a new phase of our lives.” The timing is spot on as Phase 4 of the MCU will go beyond the two mainstays in the upcoming films. For those wondering about Brant herself, in the comics, she’s J. Jonah Jameson’s (J.K. Simmons) secretary and one of Peter Parker’s love interests before marrying Mary-Jane Watson. Now with Cap’ out of the way, Chris Evans can return as Johnny Storm. 20th Century Fox More 4? There’s an advertisement with the numbers “1, 2, 3” and the words “Something big is coming” in the background of one of the shots in the first postcredits scene. This could be another reference to MCU’s Phase 4, but the numbers have circles around them. The number 4 with a circle around it is the symbol for the Fantastic Four, which is now a Disney property. Could this be referencing the superhero team coming back for a third time, but this time in the MCU? Or could that ad simply be a regular New York City ad? Dr. Selvig is a TV starDr. Eric Selvig (Stellan Skarsgård) played a major role in the first two Thor films and the first Avengers film. Since then, the astrophysicist appeared on the educational TV series Nova as indicated by the film choices Peter scanned on the flight to Venice. Dr. Selvig is on the display cover for Nova: Einstein Rosen Bridges. Far From Home postcredits scenes, explained Our biggest Far From Home WTF questions Far From Home is a perfect Avengers: Endgame epilogue Preview • Sphero’s new voice-activated Spider-Man toy sure is chatty Tags 26 Photos More Spider-Man 0 “ASM 212” was written on a boat in Venice and is The Amazing Spider-Man #212, which marked the first appearance of Hydro-Man. A partial license plate near the beginning shows “ASM 463,” which would be The Amazing Spider-Man #4 released in 1963 and was the debut of Sandman. Then there’s “ASM 28965,” or The Amazing Spider-Man #28 that featured the first appearance of Molten Man in 1965. For those paying attention, these four comics featuring the first appearance low-tier bad guys also references the four elementals seen in the film: earth, water, wind and fire. There will likely be more Easter eggs when Far From Home is available to purchase for home viewing in the form of deleted scenes and other content from the film. Originally published on July 8.Update, July 15: Adds background details. Share your voice null Now playing: Watch this: Who owns The Daily Bugle?When J. Jonah Jameson reveals on TV that Peter Parker (Tom Holland) is Spider-Man, off to the side is the logo for The Daily Bugle, which contains its URL TheDailyBugle.net. The address leads to nowhere, but a quick check of the domain on WhoIs shows it’s registered to Sony Pictures. Issues with license platesScattered throughout the movie are license plates referencing the comics. One is “AMF-1562” or Amazing Fantasy #15, Spider-Man’s origin comic released in 1962. Another is “TASM-143,” which would be The Amazing Spider-Man #143. That issue introduced the Cyclone, a low-tier bad guy, but also had a cameo of Gwen Stacy who was killed off in the comics years prior. This would be one of several issues setting up the introduction of the Jackal who cloned both Gwen Stacy and Spider-Man.
Reserve Bank of IndiaReutersFormer UIDAI chairman Nandan Nilekani introduced the Account Aggregator to give individuals and small businesses more control over their digital data. Sahamati, a body which will promote the Account Aggregator ecosystem, will be headed by BG Mahesh, one of the earliest internet entrepreneurs in India who also founded OneIndia.com. The account aggregator is based on a new class of non-banking financial institutions called the account aggregator (NBFC-AA) model.The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is planning to make bank account operations, including mutual fund, insurance and provident fund businesses, paperless through the account aggregator (AA) app. This will give individuals greater control over how their data is being used, while also reducing the need for them to visit multiple bank branches.Sahamati will work towards accelerating the adoption of the framework by building awareness about the new technology and supporting implementation and integration through various workshops.A new era has begun. Thanks to #AccountAggregator and other digital infrastructure that we have, India will become a leader in empowering individuals and small businesses with their own data! https://t.co/lqkXDN3u44— Nandan Nilekani (@NandanNilekani) July 25, 2019The aggregator will obtain data from multiple service providers and deliver it via consent-based channels to financial information users. This will be used in the financial sector first, followed by telecom, healthcare, and other sectors.”Thanks to AA and other digital infrastructure that we built, India will become a leader in empowering individuals and small businesses with their own data,” said Nilekani.The non-profit will apply for the self-regulatory organisation (SRO) licence with the RBI, which is expected by the year-end, allowing the companies to start offering the services. The license will also give it the status of a self-governing body, allowing it to work on a code of conduct and best practices for member organisations, Mahesh told The Hindu BusinessLine.SBI Chairman Rajnish Kumar believes that the use of account aggregators could lead to cost efficiency. This can be shared with the customer in terms of a lower rate of interest.The central bank in 2016 had approved a new class of Non-banking Financial Companies (NBFCs), including four major financial regulators RBI, SEBI, IRDA and PFRDA, to act as Account Aggregators. Their responsibility is to transfer a client’s data without storing it. Acting like consent brokers, the AAs can make money out of this transaction without being able to read the data.
By AFRO StaffThe last recorded lynching in the state of Maryland occurred Oct. 18, 1933, when George Armwood, a 23-year-old laborer was murdered in Princess Anne on the state’s Eastern Shore. The heinous details of Armwood’s murder horrified the state’s Black community and galvanized the burgeoning civil rights community. Armwood was just one of dozens of Black men, women and children who were the victims of White terrorist murder in Maryland over the centuries.“Lynching in Maryland: The Journey from Truth to Reconciliation,” is a conference that will confront that grim history of lynchings in Maryland.The conference will take place Oct. 13, at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, located at 830 E. Pratt St. Registration for the conference begins at 9:30 a.m., with a start time of 9:45 a.m. The conference concludes at 1 p.m. It will coincide with the 85th anniversary of Armwood’s murder.Between the end of the Civil War and the beginning of World War II, more than 4,000 Black Americans were lynched in the United States; at least 40 of those were in Maryland.Lynching in Maryland: The Journey from Truth to Reconciliation conference will be moderated by Dr. Kaye Wise Whitehead, host of Today With Dr. Kaye, on WEAA-FM, professor at Loyola University and a columnist for the Baltimore AFRO-American Newspaper.Speakers include: Rev. Dr. Frances “Toni” Draper, AFRO CEO and Publisher; Evan Milligan, Equal Justice Initiative; Billy Murphy, Murphy, Falconer and Murphy, attorney for Freddy Gray family; Ben Jealous, Democratic candidate for Governor; Dr. Nicholas Creary, Bowie State University; Ryan Cox, MD State Archives; Jim Wyda, Federal Public Defender; Jake Day, Mayor of Salisbury, Md.; Dan Rodricks, Baltimore Sun columnist; David Armenti, MD Historical Society and Joseline Peña-Melnyk, Md. State Delegate.
Share Tweet Submit There’s a pretty great Uncharted 4 bundle deal on Amazon Prime day, getting you the latest entry in Naughty Dog’s franchise alongside a PlayStation 4 Slim console (with 500GB of hard drive) for $229 (saving $70.99 with a 24% discount).This PS4 Slim Uncharted 4 bundle deal is reserved for Amazon Prime subscribers, but if you don’t have an active subscription you can always create a new account and start the Amazon Prime trial period.Furthermore, this offer is made even juicier by Amazon. After buying the bundle you’ll also get a digital code for Naughty Dog’s other masterpiece available on PlayStation 4, The Last of Us Remastered, as well as another code granting access to select Comixology comics such as Star Wars (2015) #1, Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #1, Mass Effect Discovery #1, Valiant High #1, Adventure Time Marshall Lee Spectacular.We reviewed Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End upon release and rated the game 9.4/10.But here’s the thing, it’s easy to nitpick over Uncharted 4, because it does everything it needs to do better than right. Naughty Dog didn’t just go through the paces with this game, they worked hard to make the best game they have ever created, and the best action game this generation.With Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Naughty Dog have created their very best game and one of the best titles of this entire generation. If you own a PlayStation 4, you simply need to play it and if you don’t, this is certainly a good reason to purchase the console.The game will soon receive a standalone story expansion called Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, featuring Chloe Frazier as the main character and Nadine Ross as her companion in an Indian adventure set six to twelve months after the events transpired in Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.
A healthcare system should consider other factors such as the volume of procedures, the different modules needed (cath, electrophysiology, echo, etc.), its financial resources and in-house technical staffing capability. In addition, it should work with other imaging departments to see if they are moving towards a vendor neutral archive (VNA) or other enterprise initiatives. This could decrease cost for back-end storage and while sharing operational costs. ConclusionBased on the authors experience with CVIS implementations any one of the three purchases and implementations can work and have been successful at healthcare systems across the United States. Healthcare systems need devote sufficient time to planning process in order to be successful. In addition, they need to be savvy when negotiating their CVIS contracts or they can be exposed to significant financial losses and operational disruptions. As CVIS vendors finally start to deliver on the integration and functionality the cardiology market has been waiting for, it is time for cardiology to break out of stagnation. Dianna Bardo, M.D., is the vice chair of radiology for clinical development at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Technology | Cardiac PACS | February 13, 2019 Philips Launches Latest Iteration of IntelliSpace Cardiovascular at HIMSS 2019 Philips announced the launch of IntelliSpace Cardiovascular 4.1, its next-generation cardiovascular image and… read more The push for healthcare to be digitally transformed and paper-free means having access to electronic medical records anytime/anywhere. This effort amplified, has left many cardiology departments struggling to catch up. According to the Administration on Aging people 65+ represented 12.4 percent of the population in the year 2000, but are expected to grow to be 19 percent of the population by 2030. The increase in longevity-on top of advances in medications, less invasive treatments and diagnostic testing will greatly increase demand for cardiology. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Feature | February 03, 2014 | Jen Ireland, Ascendian Healthcare Consulting CVIS: Best Practices for Selection and Planning Advice on how to choose a new cardiovascular information system CVIS HybridFinally, the last strategy is very similar to the phased based approach and that is purchasing a CVIS solution while keeping some current cardiology systems with no intention of purchasing from the new vendor. For example, a healthcare system may want to keep their current ECG system because clinicians are happy with it, or they have an enterprise-wide standard. Another example is a department may want to keep their current hemodynamic monitoring system because they still have years left on contract. Once again in these instances, verifying inter-operability and interfacing is crucial during the selection phase. No matter what approach your healthcare system chooses, there are practical guidance items for planning and implementation. News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | April 16, 2019 Ebit and DiA Imaging Analysis Partner on AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with the Italian healthcare IT company Ebit (Esaote Group), to offer DiA’s LVivo… read more Feature | Information Technology | May 17, 2019 | Carol Amick 3 Recommendations to Better Understand HIPAA Compliance According to the U.S. read more Timing is essential with a RFP, and a shorter timeline also increases the accuracy of the final RFP decision. Products are changing at a breakneck pace in order to keep up. Keeping a short timeline between vendor responses, scoring the responses, and vendor selection means a greater likelihood that the information upon which the decision was based has not changed significantly. In a legacy RFP, there can be as much as six months between vendor response and vendor selection, adding to the chance of significant vendor changes during the process. News | Enterprise Imaging | January 16, 2019 NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Partners With Philips for Health IT and Clinical Informatics Philips announced that NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital has chosen to implement the company’s IntelliSpace Enterprise… read more Carestream Health has signed an agreement to sell its healthcare information systems (HCIS) business to Philips Healthcare. This includes its radiology and cardiology PACS and reporting software. Image by geralt on Pixabay Assembling the Appropriate Team for PlanningSelecting the appropriate team is crucial to the selection and procurement process. The team should be composed of people who can address operational, technical, and financial items. It also should include key physicians who will use the system along with clinical support roles and IT staff. For example, physicians are generally best to include for what features they would like or need to have, but the IT department will likely be able to address interfaces and technical implementation responsibilities. Current State AssessmentThe most common mistake made is not conducting a review of what current systems exist in the healthcare enterprise. Anybody who has ever done an assessment of the cardiology department cannot believe two things: 1) how different it is from other imaging areas, and 2) how many different devices and systems are used. Therefore, by understanding what systems are currently used that will aid in the selection process of interconnectivity and inter-operability to future vision. News | Radiology Business | March 07, 2019 Carestream Health To Sell its Healthcare IT Business To Philips Carestream Health has signed an agr read more Make an On-site VisitAfter reviewing the RFP, the healthcare system should ask for a site visit at locations where the CVIS solution is already being used. If a site visit is not possible, then a conference call can be arranged to discuss the install site’s experiences with the product. It is important to discuss with fellow healthcare systems how the product is functioning in real world application. Many of our clients use industry conferences as a watering hole to share experiences and lessons learned. News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. to expand analysis capabilities of… read more BudgetingBudgeting is one of the single most important factors in the process. To properly budget all costs must be associated into the calculation. Healthcare systems will need to factor in implementation, software, licenses, equipment, ongoing maintenance, training, third-party software, customization, migration and interface development fees. Typically the two costs that are commonly forgotten are the ongoing maintenance fees and migration. Ongoing maintenance fees should be negotiated up front before the CVIS system is purchased for better negotiating strategy. Budgeting appropriately will be the key deciding factor on what purchase and implementation strategy will be used. Sponsored Content | Webinar | PACS | January 17, 2019 WEBINAR: Seamless Interoperability – Fact or Fiction? This ScImage-sponsored ITN/DAIC webinar will be held at 2 p.m. Eastern time, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. read more CVIS Rip and ReplaceCertainly, the superlative strategy would be to evaluate key vendors and select one vendor to implement all facets of cardiology from hemodynamic monitoring systems to ECG solutions to structured physician reporting. Typically by selecting one vendor and doing a “rip and replace” (or upgrade for some systems) the interoperability and interfacing can be significantly easier. Being able to do this would require a significant budget and a dedicated implementation team. There are some healthcare systems that have budgeted for this large-scale project and have implemented successfully, but the majority of hospitals usually need to take a different approach. Editor’s note: Jen Ireland is a senior consultant at Ascendian Healthcare Consulting. She is a frequent contributor to publications and forums focused on the topic of cardiovascular information systems and HIT innovation. She can be contacted at email@example.com (link sends e-mail), or visit www.ascendian.com. read more Feature | Artificial Intelligence | May 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Adoption in Radiology and Cardiology is Focus of June Conference The integration of artificial int… read more Podcast | Cardiac Imaging | March 12, 2019 PODCAST: Fitting Artificial Intelligence Into Cardiology How smart algorithms might reduce the burden of modern practice With the implementation of a cardiovascular information system (CVIS), cardiology departments can remain competitive while meeting the demands of their customers. Considering a CVIS solution is a major financial investment, and implementing a CVIS will have a long-term effect on daily operations and patient care efficiencies. There are a few different purchasing and implementing strategies that can be used to guarantee the best results: Sponsored Content | Webinar | Enterprise Imaging | March 06, 2019 WEBINAR: Replacing PACS and the Benefits of Enterprise Partnership in a Pediatric Hospital The webinar “Replacing PACS and the Benefits of Enterprise Partnership in a Pediatric Hospital” will take place at 2 read more CVIS Phased ApproachIf your healthcare system does not support the budget to do a full rip and replace, then a phased purchase and implementation approach is taken. Typically the servers and imaging components are purchased for the first phase and then based on funding and end-of-life systems, other modules and devices are added. By taking this approach, the biggest concern is how your current systems will function and interface with the new CVIS selection. Related Content Issue a Request for ProposalIt is important to exercise due diligence in determining which vendor provides the best fit for your organization and dependent on your legacy systems, politics, budget, clinical requirements and to-be vision. For years, this process — called a request for proposal (RFP) — has served to provide the best available tool for making an educated decision and alleviating some of the risks associated with selecting the wrong vendor. Requiring multiple vendors to submit responses to an RFP allows for the comparison of each system and in order to make an informed decision. A good RFP should address functionalities, technical and hardware requirements, interfaces, implementation responsibilities, training, key maintenance, migration, warranties, support, data security and other key expectations. In addition to the RFP, all the selected vendors should provide a demo. CVIS vendors are naturally more likely to offer better pricing and terms when they know that their potential customers are considering other vendors and not already committed to their products.
Technology | April 16, 2015 NEC Display Solutions Receives FDA Clearance for MD322C8 Review Monitor Offers 8 MP, 32-inch color display designed for diagnostic review It also includes an open pluggable specification (OPS)-compliant option slot, which is compatible with NEC-provided 3G/HD/SDI input cards for connection to live video streams, giving institutions flexibility in installations and future-proofing their investments. News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more The MultiSync MD322C8 display is available at a minimum advertised price of $6,399 and ships with a five-year limited parts and labor warranty, including advanced overnight exchange. Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 April 16, 2015 — NEC Display Solutions of America received U.S. Food and Drug Administration 510(K) market clearance of the MultiSync MD322C8 LCD, a high-resolution display for radiology review applications in healthcare organizations.The 32-inch MD322C8 is an 8 megapixel, ultra high-definition review monitor features four times the resolution of full HD. The monitor is calibrated at the factory to the DICOM grayscale function for luminance.“The MD322C8 display is a high resolution color clinical display that delivers stellar picture quality,” said Art Marshall, product manager for professional desktop and medical displays at NEC. “It gives medical imaging professionals a tool that enhances accuracy and productivity.” News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more Related Content News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more For more information: www.necdisplay.com The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. 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Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more Designed for calibrated, stable brightness, color accuracy and high pixel density, the MD322C8 display creates opportunities for radiology review and surgical suite applications. Feature | Information Technology | July 31, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How Smart Devices Can Improve Efficiency Innovation is trending toward improved efficiency — but not at the expense of patient safety, according to… read more
Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix (AP) – Aung San Suu Kyi’s life has been marked by family tragedy, world travel and a political mission that prompted her to choose Myanmar’s democracy struggle over her children, whom she left behind in England.Here are the key events in Suu Kyi’s life that aides and biographers say shaped the stoic, pragmatic, eloquent woman whose sacrifices and struggles have earned her a Nobel prize and international acclaim. Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project _ Sept. 24, 1977: Second son Kim is born. The family keeps Oxford as a base but relocates regularly for work and academic research, spending time in Bhutan, Japan, India and back to England._ POLITICAL LIFE_ April 1988: Suu Kyi returns home to attend to her ailing mother just as pro-democracy protests erupt against the military junta. Her mother dies later that year._ September 1988: Suu Kyi helps found opposition party, the National League for Democracy._ July 1989: Suu Kyi, an increasingly outspoken critic of the junta, is put under house arrest, which continues on-and-off for 15 of the next 22 years. The junta says she can leave the country anytime but she refuses, fearing she won’t be allowed to return, and chooses to live apart from her husband and sons. Aris is allowed to visit her five times, the last visit during Christmas 1995._ October 1991: Suu Kyi is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her peaceful struggle against the regime. Son Alexander, then 18, gives Oslo acceptance speech on her behalf._ March 1999: Aris dies of cancer in England at age 53. The junta repeatedly denied him visas to see his wife during the three years leading up to his death._May 30, 2003: Suu Kyi’s motorcade comes under attack by pro-government thugs in northern Myanmar, killing a number of her supporters and bringing to an end a brief calming in tensions between her party and the junta. Suu Kyi spends four months in Yangon’s Insein Prison before being returned to house arrest. Sponsored Stories Comments Share _ FAMILY LIFE_ June 19, 1945: Born in Yangon, then called Rangoon. She is the third child and only daughter of national independence hero Gen. Aung San and Daw Khin Kyi, also a prominent public figure._ July 1947: Aung San and six members of his interim government are assassinated by rivals. Suu Kyi is 2._ 1952: Suu Kyi’s favorite brother, Aung San Lin, drowns in a pond inside the family’s compound._ 1960: After finishing high school, Suu Kyi leaves for further study in New Delhi, where her mother is Burma’s ambassador._ 1964-1967. Suu Kyi studies philosophy, politics and economics at Oxford University’s St. Hugh’s College, where she meets future husband and Himalayan scholar Michael Aris._ 1969-1971: Suu Kyi moves to New York for postgraduate studies at New York University but postpones academic career when a family friend helps get her a job at the United Nations._ 1970: Aris visits Suu Kyi in New York, after three years of exchanging letters, and they get engaged._ 1972: Suu Kyi and Michael Aris are married in London and move to Bhutan, where Aris is doing academic research._ April 12, 1973: Son Alexander born in London. Family soon moves to Nepal for a year for Aris’ work. Top Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home _ Nov. 7, 2010: Myanmar’s first elections in 20 years. Pro-junta party wins landslide victory in polls critics say were rigged and rampant with fraud._ Nov. 13, 2010: The last of various periods in Suu Kyi’s detention expires, and she is freed._ Nov. 23, 2010: Suu Kyi is reunited with son Kim Aris, now 33, for first time in 10 years. He was repeatedly denied visas since his last visit in December 2000._ April 1, 2012: Suu Kyi wins seat in Parliament, marking her first elected office after two decades as a symbolic opposition leader._ May 29-June 3, 2012. Suu Kyi makes her first trip abroad since she returned to Myanmar from London in April 1988 to nurse her dying mother. She visits neighboring Thailand, Myanmar’s second largest trade partner after China._ June 13-29, 2012: Suu Kyi takes first trip to Europe in 24 years, with stops in Switzerland, Norway, Ireland, England and France._ Sept. 17, 2012: Suu Kyi begins landmark visit to the U.S., taking in Washington D.C., and Fort Wayne, Ind., where thousands of Burmese refugees have settled since the ’88 uprising.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) The vital role family plays in society 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center
New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Sponsored Stories If NATO decides to station a battalion in Lithuania, it would be near Russia’s westernmost enclave of Kaliningrad, which is sandwiched between Poland and Lithuania and has important military bases.In early December, Russia flexed its muscle by airlifting state-of-the art Iskander missiles, which can be fitted with nuclear or conventional warheads, to Kaliningrad for military drills. They were pulled back afterward, but the deployment clearly served as a demonstration of the Russian military’s readiness to quickly raise the ante in a crisis.Some observers contend that having a NATO battalion anywhere near Kaliningrad would be provocative, but Linkevicius countered with a laugh: “You know the existence of Lithuania is very provocative because it’s very close to Kaliningrad.”There had been some confidence-building measures between the two countries, including verification visits, but Russia cut the channels of communications, the minister said.Linkevicius said Lithuania would like to see confidence-building measures restored, stressing that both sides need to talk more, inform each other more, and explain what they’re doing.He said Lithuania is not intervening in events in any other country but is trying to assist Ukraine. The three Baltic States — Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia — are former Soviet republics that regained independence amid the collapse of the Soviet Union over two decades ago and are now members of NATO and the European Union. They have been alarmed by Moscow’s intervention in Ukraine and the increasing activity of Russian forces in the Baltic Sea.Lithuania has been especially outspoken against Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula, and has been equally outspoken in support of the current Ukrainian government’s decision to move toward Europe. Its request earlier this month, along with Latvia and Estonia, for a NATO battalion of 700-800 troops in each country, is also certain to anger Russia if approved.NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has said the request would be “assessed carefully.”Linkevicius insisted the request is “not an escalation of tensions” with Russia. Rather, he said, it will implement the decision taken by NATO at its summit in Wales in September to increase the Western military alliance’s footprint in Eastern Europe, particularly the Baltic states.“It’s not because we are preparing for war,” Linkevicius said. “No. We are just trying to guarantee our security.” UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Lithuania’s foreign minister says his government wants a NATO battalion deployed permanently in the country as a “security guarantee” — not a provocation against Russia which has stepped up military action in the Baltic states.Linas Linkevicius said in an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday that Lithuania’s relations with Russia are “not simple, not easy,” but he expressed hope that the two countries can have “normal relations” in the future. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Top Stories 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist Comments Share “It’s a big European country with a vision to belong to Europe so we have to respect that vision and let’s help them,” Linkevicius said. “We are doing our best, but we are a small country. … Everyone should do their best in order to help them because their success would be the success of us, our values, and their failure would be respectively our failure.”Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement 5 treatments for adult scoliosis Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Day
<a href=”http://www.etbtravelnews.global/click/2705a/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://adsvr.travelads.biz/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=10&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> The Malaysian Tourism Ministry wants 36 million tourist arrivals by 2020 and has embarked on an active campaign, ‘1Malaysia Green and Clean’, to help achieve their goal.”Malaysia is becoming more and popular as a tourist destination,” Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen told local media at the campaign’s launch.“In fact we were in ninth place as the most visited country last year.” The Tourism Minister hopes to build on this growth and reach its 36 million arrivals target by establishing Malaysia as a clean country.Pointing out that tourism is a competitive industry Dr Ng said a clean reputation would give Malaysia an edge over other destinations, reported local media.“I always get visitors praising [Malaysia’s] beauty, the good food and the hospitality of the people, but at the same time complaining about dirty toilets and littering,” Dr Ng said.According to Dr Ng, Malaysia would earn RM3 billion a week in revenue with its targeted 36 million arrivals. In the year to May tourist arrivals to Malaysia increased to 9.6 million, 4.2 per cent up from the same period last year. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: G.A
Turkey’s foreign affairs ministry on Tuesday warned energy companies that expressed interest during the third hydrocarbons licencing round in Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) for block 6 that any exploratory activity is unauthorised as part of the block lies within the Turkish continental shelf.According to an article published in Milliyet, the Turkish foreign ministry’s spokesman Tanju Bilgiç said that a significant part of the block six lies within Turkey’s continental shelf hence the presence of foreign companies for unauthorised hydrocarbon exploration and extraction activities are not possible.The government announced last week that the energy ministry received a total of six bids from eight companies for its third licencing round for offshore exploration in blocks 6, 8 and 10 of Cyprus’ EEZ.US energy giant ExxonMobil filed a bid jointly with Qatar Petroleum for block 10; while a consortium of Italy’s ENI and France’s Total, also applied for block 10, as well as for block 6.In addition, a consortium of Capricorn, a subsidiary of Scotland’s energy company Cairn, with Israel’s energy companies Delek and Avner, bid for block 8, for which ENI also applied.Turkey’s claims that part of block 6 lies within the Turkish continental shelf are not new. Last March, Turkey slammed the Cyprus government over the announcement of a third licencing round for natural gas exploration within the island’s EEZ. The Turkish foreign ministry had said that the “Greek Cypriot administration” was challenging the right of Turks on the island at a time when the two sides were negotiating reunification.Turkey’s claims partly overlap with Cyprus’ blocks 1, 4, 6 and 7. Ankara also supports the breakaway regime’s claims on blocks 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 12 and 13, including within few kilometres from the Aphrodite gas field.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoModernizeIf Your Home Has Old Roofing, Read ThisModernizeUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’UndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboola