Mumbai: Actor-filmmaker Dhanush, who is gearing up for the global release of his maiden international film “The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir”, says it deals with the issue of global immigration and shows it a positive light. The story of the film starts from India and travels to different places like Paris, London and Libya as the central character Ajatashatru Lavash Patel sets out on his journey. It touches upon the problems that many immigrants are facing worldwide. Also Read – ‘Will be acting till I die’ Talking about it, Dhanush told IANS here: “We have dealt with the issue of immigration in a very positive way in the film. It may or may not make a difference but that was not the only intention to make the film. Primarily, it is a film, a journey of Ajatashatru and how that is intertwined with global immigration.” Directed by Ken Scott, “The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir” is based on a novel written by Romain Puertolas. The film features international actors like Bérénice Bejo, Erin Moriarty, Barkhad Abdi and Gérard Jugnot. Also Read – ‘Always looking for that one great love’ A young actor who has worked extensively in the south Indian film industry, Dhanush is a National Award winning artiste who has made his mark with movies like “Aadukalam”, “Kaaka Muttai” and “Visaranai”. Asked about how collaborating with international actors has widened his vista, he said: “It was a great experience of working with actors coming from different countries and (knowing) a different school of thought. I have observed a lot during the filming and learnt about their perspective on acting. “Ken is an international director and his style is different from ours… those things were a learning experience for me. I am really fortunate to work with some of the global talents,” Dhanush said. The film has travelled to some international film festivals already. Dhanush said it is pretty overwhelming to see he has fans outside India and they liked the film. “I think the film worked for them. We have gone to some of the key markets where the audience appreciated the film. Having said that, I think I am too young and new to comment on the business and market of the film at the international market. Of course, there is potential, but I cannot analyse it.” Dhanush has also acted in Bollywood films like “Raanjhanaa” and “Shamitabh”. While fans would love to see more of him in Hindi films, he says: “I just want to be part of good scripts, good content… and not really thinking of any region barrier or language for that matter. I am willing to explore stories from all the regions — whether it is Tamil, Hindi or English. What matters the most is if the story is compelling. “When I read a script, it is the relatability that matters to me… The impact creates the magic.” “The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir” is releasing on June 21.
by News Staff Posted Jun 4, 2012 3:06 pm MDT Canadian pension plans pummelled in May by plunging markets, bond yields AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Canadian pension plans were pummelled by plunging stock markets and bond yields in May.Human resources consultant Mercer says the solvency ratio of a typical Canadian pension plan fell by seven per cent last month, when financial markets were rocked by renewed fears about the eurozone crisis.It says May’s seven per cent decline on its pension health index represents a larger movement than is usually recorded during an entire quarter.Mercer says that dropped most plans into negative territory for the year, more than reversing gains made in the first four months of the year.Equity markets were down five to seven per cent during the month while Canadian long bond yields fell by 30 basis points to their lowest level in several decades.The solvency ratio is the amount of money available to pay for earned benefits â€” known as liabilities under a plan â€” compared with the cost of buying annuities to cover those benefits in the event of an immediate plan windup.Mercer’s pension health index, which shows the ratio of assets to liabilities for a model pension plan, was at 63 per cent at the end of March. The ratio has been arbitrarily set to 100 per cent at the beginning of the period.The index assumes contributions equal to current service cost and no plan improvements with 50 per cent active members and 50 per cent retired members.Scott Clausen, partner, retirement, risk and finance said May’s volatility is a reminder of the risks that pension plan sponsors face, though monthly variances don’t impact pension payouts to plan members.“May was a little painful for pension plans, it had that perfect combination of falling equity markets and falling bond yields,” he said.“That’s a very large drop for a single month period compared to many of the updates that we’ve done where in a quarter it moves up or down a few per cent.”Short-term pension volatility is a concern for companies and plan sponsors and can impact their quarterly bottom lines because under new international accounting standards pension obligations are recorded reflecting current valuations. If present levels persist, that could ultimately alter their contribution requirements.Mercer’s next regular quarterly update is expected at the end of June.
“The destructions sustained by Bosra represent a further escalation in the horror of war and must be stopped at once to allow the concerned parties to consolidate the agreement reached on the ground to preserve the irreplaceable heritage of Bosra,” UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova said of the site containing Roman, Byzantine and Muslim ruins, including a magnificent 2nd century Roman theatre. Further deterioration is feared due to severe damage to the western courtyard adjacent to the theatre and to parts of the Ayyubid citadel surrounding it. The theatre, exceptional due to its architecture and state of conservation, was most probably built under Trajan, who ruled the Roman Empire from 98 C.E. to 177 C.E. Between 481 and 1251, it became part of the fortifications of a powerful citadel guarding the road to Damascus.“The protection of cultural sites is part and parcel of the protection of human lives as it is essential for the restoration of peace in Syria,” Ms. Bokova said.“The Roman theatre of Bosra embodies the rich diversity of the identity of the people of Syria and I call on culture professionals worldwide, and particularly on the art market, to be extremely vigilant so as to fight against the traffic in artefacts from Bosra.” Ms. Bokova has frequently condemned the destruction of archaeological and cultural sites in the fighting in Syria and Iraq. Extremists will “never be able to erase history,” she declared in October after the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) destroyed the Arch of Triumph in Palmyra, another major Syrian World Heritage site.Bosra, once the capital of the Roman province of Arabia and an important stopover on the ancient caravan route to Mecca, was inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 1980.“The key surviving monuments of Bosra reflect the Outstanding Universal Value of the site,” the agency said then.
John MenziesJohn Menzies, professor of Earth Sciences at Brock, has been playing in the dirt for decades.That’s not an insult, but an honour.His research centres on sediments left behind by ice sheets and glaciers and, in particular, subglacial sediments and landforms.Part of this research involves the microscopic examination of sediments that have been impregnated with resin, then thin sectioned.This research could not have been accomplished without the state-of-the-art thin-section laboratory in the Department of Earth Sciences. There are only three or four labs of this type worldwide and Brock is the only lab in Canada, which does this work, from sample to thin section.“The thin-section laboratory is the basis of our work,” said Menzies.He recently received special recognition from the publishing giant Elsevier. The company responsible for publishing the international geosciences journal Geomorphology notified Menzies that his paper, co-authored with Jaap van der Meer and Jim Rose, has been acknowledged as one of the “Top 50 most-cited articles” published in the journal between January 2006 and February 2011.The paper, “Till as a glacial ‘tectomict’, its internal architecture, and the development of a ‘typing’ method for till differentiation,” published in Geomorphology volume 75, issue 1-2 (2006), is a major review of research he has conducted over the past decade on the micromorphology of sediments shaped by the actions of ice sheets and glaciers.“I’m delighted (with the Elsevier recognition). It is validation. The area of research is fairly new, there are maybe only of 100 of us in the world doing this kind of work,” said Menzies.“Science is only as good as other people view it and test it. If no one else picks up on it, it dies.”Others use your research as a validation of their research, which is rewarding, added Menzies.• Watch video of Menzies discussing other scientists referring to his researchMenzies has several ongoing research projects dealing with a range of glacial sediments from modern way back to the Precambrian.One such project involves the examination of a 1,000 metre core from near Heidelberg in the middle Rhine Valley, Germany. The core sediments date back 600,000 years. It is being analyzed for climate change as viewed through the myriad of processes that have affected the upper Rhine Valley basin sediments over this time period.Looking at a thin section is “like opening a door into a new world. You never know what you may find. It’s exciting stuff.”Menzies is also pleased that his thin section lab has found a niche with a host of business clients. He has done research, for example, for concrete companies, various Geological Surveys worldwide, and archeologists working on Roman kitchen tiles from Jordan in the Middle East.Menzies is an international expert whose research has taken him around the world, including New Zealand, Norway, Austria, and Death Valley. He guest lectures, attends workshops, supervises graduate students and teaches several courses. He’s a prolific writer of books, book chapters and articles.“I’ve always enjoyed writing as much as research,” Menzies said. “It is lost unless it’s published…why keep it to yourself?”• Past research profiles
This was the second police chase that took place in Miami-Dade County, Tuesday. At around 10 a.m., two motorcyclists led police on a chase after, investigators said, one of them struck a police cruiser near the entrance to the Florida Turnpike in Homestead. Both men were later apprehended.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. OPA-LOCKA, FLA. (WSVN) – A juvenile is due in court, Wednesday, after police said, he and two others led police officers on a chase in Northwest Miami-Dade.According to investigators, the subjects were riding in a stolen Mercedes-Benz sedan when they were spotted by police officers in the area of Northwest 95th Street and 22nd Avenue, Tuesday afternoon. Law enforcers began to follow the vehicle without giving chase as they waited for an aviation unit. At around Northwest 143rd Street, police turned on their lights and sirens, and the chase got underway.However, the trio would only be on the run from the law for less than three minutes. 7Skyforce HD hovered above the white vehicle as the car darted through rush hour traffic eastbound on State Road 9 and tried to outrun several police cruisers. At around 5:30 p.m., when the subjects slowed down to turn around on Northwest 22nd Avenue, and that’s when two police officers with their guns drawn surrounded the car.Skyforce HD captured Opa-locka and Miami-Dade Police officers pulling out the front seat passenger, identified as 18-year-old Kelly Jackson. Next up was the back seat passenger, 16-year-old Dequwon King. Finally, officers pulled out the driver, 18-year-old Armend Jefferson. They were handcuffed and taken away.Inside the Mercedes, police found a shotgun and a handgun. Police temporarily shut down the turn lanes to head northbound on Northwest 22nd Avenue as they investigated.No one was hurt.All three suspects are facing weapons charges. Jefferson is facing an additional charge of grand theft auto.
MIAMI (WSVN) – Police are seeking the public’s help in locating a man responsible for robbing a 7-Eleven store in Miami, last month.Surveillance video captured the subject at the convenience store, located along Northeast Second Avenue and Second Street, Nov. 23, just after 3:30 a.m.The footage shows the thief using a gun wrapped in a plastic bag and going behind the counter while demanding money from an employee. He took off with an undisclosed sum of cash.The clerk was able to escape and seek safety in the back of the store before the suspect fled in an unknown direction.Police said the subject is approximately 40 years old and stands between 5 feet 7 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall. He was last seen wearing a black shirt, camouflage cargo shorts and beige and brown boots.If you have any information on his whereabouts, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
As reeling Boston sports fans look for someone—anyone—to blame for the Patriots’ upset loss to the New York Giants in yesterday’s Super Bowl, Boston area Christian groups are pointing their fingers at Boston magazine over what they say is a controversial ad in the February issue. The ad, for the Equinox Fitness Club, depicts a group of women dressed as nuns in habit sketching a buff naked man. The ad was designed, in part, by edgy advertising agency Fallon Worldwide as part of its “Happily Ever” campaign which the agency says asks: “What is your Happily Ever? What are you striving for in fitness? In life? What’s the fairy-tale end game to all your hard work?” The campaign has also run in a number of national magazines including Vanity Fair, Vogue and Esquire.“This patently stupid ad that Equinox is floating suggests that it must hype its edgy image in order to compete,” Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights president Bill Donohue wrote on the group’s Web site. “That’s too bad—apparently their targeted demographic group isn’t lured by the prospect of more barbells and fruit bars. Hence, the need to rip off Catholic imagery in a sophomoric soft-porn ad.” Sophomoric? Maybe. I’m not sure how this installment of the “Happily Ever” campaign really helps sell gym memberships. Soft porn? The ad is certainly edgy (it has caused a bit of a stir, hasn’t it?), but I’m not sure that it really crosses any lines. David H. Lipson Jr., president of Metrocorp (Boston magazine’s parent company) did not return an e-mail seeking comment. A Fallon Worldwide spokesperson declined to comment about the controversy.What do you think?NOTE: Please leave your comments in the comments section below.
KM Mani/FacebookVeteran Kerala politician KM Mani died at a hospital in Cochin on Tuesday, April 9. He was aged 86. Mani was undergoing treatment for respiratory illness for the past few days and it was reported that his condition had worsened. His condition improved a bit on Tuesday morning, but by 3 pm, his blood pressure started falling drastically.During the time of death, all his family members, including son Jose K Mani, were there at the hospital. Jose K Mani is expected to address the media soon.KM Mani, who was a Kerala Congress (M) leader, held various records, including the longest-serving member of the Kerala Assembly. As the finance minister, Mani had presented the maximum number of budgets (13) in the Kerala Legislative Assembly.Interestingly, KM Mani had won the Legislative Assembly elections from Palai constituency for 13 consecutive terms, and that clearly indicated his bonding with the people in the constituency. However, in 2015, he faced a major setback due to his alleged involvement in the Kerala Bar license scam and bribery case.As the then opposition party, CPI(M), conducted statewide protests, KM Mani was forced to resign from the post of finance minister on November 10, 2015.Oommen Chandy, the former Kerala CM, mourned the death and revealed that it is a real loss to Kerala politics. He also added that Mani had spent more than six decades for the people of Palai.
Locator map of Sehwan, where dozens of people were killed in a bombing at a Sufi shrine. AFP The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a bomb attack on a shrine in the Pakistani town of Sehwan on Thursday that killed up to 35 people.”An IS suicide bomber set off his explosive vest against a Shiite gathering at Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine in Sehwan, Sindh province,” said the Amaq propaganda agency linked to the Sunni Muslim jihadist group.
Share President Trump says he’s going to seriously roll back regulations on businesses. So, for a city like Houston with so much industry, what would that mean for us? On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss how fewer regulations might affect business and the environment in Greater Houston.Joining us for this conversation is Adrian Shelley, who serves as both the director of Public Citizen’s Texas office and as the executive director of Air Alliance Houston. And we’re joined by Josh Blackman, associate professor of law at South Texas College of Law Houston.Also this hour…National Water ModelRemember when you first upgraded to an HDTV? Suddenly, you were able to see all the detail you didn’t know you were missing. Well, the National Weather Service made a similar upgrade last summer in terms of its flood prediction technology when it launched the new National Water Model.With yet another flooding event in Greater Houston just three weeks ago, we thought now would be a good time to revisit Michael Hagerty’s conversation from last June with Greg Waller of the National Weather Service’s West Gulf River Forecast Center who explains how the National Water Model works and what it’ll mean for local emergency management officials.The Struggle to Pay for College in Texas – and the Struggle to Fund ThemA new series from The Texas Tribune highlights the struggles Texans face in paying for college in the state – and also the struggle the state faces in funding its public colleges and universities. Reporter Matthew Watkins joins us to discuss what the Tribune has found out about both plights and how it all affects the future of the Lone Star State.Mike Doughty Skyline SessionIn the 1990s, singer-songwriter Mike Doughty founded the alternative/experimental rock band Soul Coughing, which produced three critically acclaimed albums before splitting up in 2000. Since then, Doughty’s been a prolific solo artist, releasing nine studio albums, including 2016’s The Heart Watches While the Brain Burns. While on tour in January, Doughty – with cellist Scrap Livingston – visited Houston Public Media’s Geary Studio to record the songs Wait! You’ll Find A Better Way and I Can’t Believe I Found You In That Town, both off his most recent record.Houston Matters offers a free daily, downloadable podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and various other podcasting apps.
“Enjoy your freedom but hear this from me; it cost you nothing, but it wasn’t free. For your peace of mind, safety and slumber, prices were paid that no one can number. There were fearless buyers who caved not in. But, gave life and limb so that you might win. Often nameless on earth, but known on High, for gifts to you only courage could buy.” David Evans “Any time women come together with a collective intention, it’s a powerful thing. Whether it’s sitting down making a quilt, in a kitchen preparing a meal, in a club reading the same book, or around the table playing cards, or planning a birthday party, when women come together with a collective intention, magic happens.” Phylicia RashadThe GEMS entered their 40th anniversary by introducing the guests at their annual Labor Day dance at The Lafontaine Bleu in Glen Burnie to new members Rosemary “Duchess” Atkinson, Muriel Gates, Deidre Stokes and me.I have enjoyed attending this event for more than twenty-five years and was honored when they asked me to join this illustrious group of women whose sole purpose is to have fun. This exclusive invitation only dance is an opportunity to reciprocate the many social invitations the women receive throughout the year. Members of the GEMS, many of whom are legacies: Sharon Pinder, LaVerne Naesea, Audrey Freeman, Mildred Taylor, Shirley Swafford, Jackie Robinson, Debbie Taylor, Brenda Baker, Wendy Dukes, Joyce Jackson, Pat Tunstall, Juanita Morton and Michelle Emery.The co-chairs for this year’s dance were Pat Tunstall and Audrey Freeman, who received rave reviews on the fabulously decorated ballroom. Guests danced to the sounds of the XPD band.Among the guests in attendance were Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby and Del. Nick Mosby, the Hon. Sheila Dixon, Beverly and John Carter, Dr. James Haynes, Bishop Josephine and Thomas Ridgley, Ann Parker, JoAnne Jolivet, Sen. Delores and Dr. Russell Kelly, Walter Hill, Linda and Ken James, Greg Williams, Carole Hilton, Tobi Pulley, David Morton, Ray H., Ellsworth and Chandra Jackson, Errol Taylor, Leroy Jackson, Erthman Naesea and Dr. Vallen Emery.“A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.” Paul SweeneyPeople are still talking about the splendid 50th anniversary celebration and renewal of wedding vows by Sarah and Eugene Smalley at the estate of niece and nephew Tobi and Damien Pulley. More than 250 guests dined on a full course catered meal underneath several white cathedral ceiling tents with crystal chandeliers while listening to Rae Bernard’s jazz combo. The tent was decorated in huge floral arrangements of white roses, lilies, sweet pea, gladiolas and other gorgeous flowers designed by Brandon Wiley’s Fleurs d’Ave.“How beautiful to find a heart that loves you, without asking you for anything, but to be okay.” Khalil GibranOut of town guests came from New York, Ohio, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas, Florida and Connecticut to witness this momentous occasion; Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Brown, Skipper Stewart, Angela Singletary, Maxine Gardiner, Robin Gardiner, Sandee Petway, Patricia Moore, Stephanie Petway, Mr. & Mrs. Bradley Dean, Butch Petway, Joyce Anne Ford, Mr. & Mrs. Weldon Reynolds, Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin Wright, and Marlene Moore. It was great seeing Sarah’s aunt, 96-year-old Shirley Henson, still fabulous in attendance.“God made the world with a heart full of love, Then He looked down from Heaven above, and saw that we all need a helping hand. Someone to share with, who’ll understand, He made special people to see us through the glad times and the sad times, too; a person on whom we can always depend. Someone we can call a friend. God made friends so we’ll carry a part of His perfect love in all our hearts.” Khalil GibranWhen Virgos celebrate a birthday be prepared for for a week of festivities. Eunice Jenifer Robinson was feted at a surprise birthday party hosted by her children Leonard Chambers and Tracey Jenifer at American Legion’s Thirsty Thursday night with deejay Mike Jones. On Friday night, Eunice joined me at Fleming’s Steak house, where manager Damien Hawkins and staff provided us with a perfect dining experience of crab cakes, succulent lamb chops and braised pork belly with grits. Next stop was the Four Seasons to visit our friend Leander Douglass and enjoy the spectacular view. Saturday, I hosted a night at Camdenyards with a group of friends and their children. It was a special treat when Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford stopped by to wish me a happy birthday. The Orioles lost, but the perfect weather was a home run.“The Professor” turned 75, and family and friends gathered from Florida, D.C., New Jersey and Connecticut to celebrate Dr. Charles Groce’s birthday at American Legion Post 122 in Owings Mills. Guests enjoying the festive evening were Ann Taylor-Ross, John and Prodgilee Pearson, Sheri Kober- Evans, Freddie Vaughn, Myrna Cann, Victor Green, Anita Hunter, Donald and Judy Rainey, Myrtle Britton, Jackie Brock, Clayton and Wanda Tucker, Jamesand Pat Waddy, Elaine Morton, Louise Wylie, Pastor Purcell and Gloria Wylie. Longtime friend Dr. William Kelson entertained guests and the Professor’s daughter and granddaughter displayed their musical talents with the 10-year-old granddaughter during a rousing rendition of Stevie Wonder’s “Happy Birthday to You.”“Bess you is my woman now.” George GershwinGuests were elated when Charles and Pat Crisp announced they had jumped the broom on July 17. Wishing nothing but “love and happiness” for the lovely couple.It’s your birthday make some noise! Wishing a happy birthday to Mildred Taylor, Dr. Raymond Bowen, Anita Stanford-Curry, Iglehart Williams, Kay Curry, Gwen Trader, Miguel Stokes, Gwen Trader, LaVerne Gaither, Walter and Queen Carr, Yvonne Frye, Rosalind Robinson, Valarie Phillips, Susan Parker, Robert Blount and Rosalyn Quarles.I’ll be seeing you!
The Fallout 4 DLC Automatron was a pleasant surprise when it released last month. It had a fun story, and a robust system for building new robot companions. Today Bethesda revealed details on the next piece of DLC, Wasteland Workshop, which arrives this month with a caravan load of new decorations for settlements. It also allows players to capture wasteland critters and make them fight in thunderdomes for the amusement of slack-jawed Commonwealth yokels.It costs half of what Automatron did, so the total amount of content is liable to be significantly less. There’s no hint of story-based quest in the trailer that released today. Rather, the footage focuses on the new mechanics and items that will be added. One new item that is showcased is the Decontamination Arch, which will purge radiation from characters. Fallout 4 made rad levels more dangerous than the previous games, and the revamped Survival Mode has penalties for using RadAway (in the beta test version), so this Decontamination Arch seems particularly handy.There are some new kinds of traps shown in the trailer; these will help defend indoor areas when settlements come under attack. There’s the good ol’ sawblade trap, and the classic giant-rusty-spikes-from-the-floor number, so players can feel like evil geniuses defending their lair. The main attraction, however, is the opportunity to build a deathmatch arena and force monsters to fight each other inside it. The trailer clearly shows a crafting system for building cages to trap monsters, and it states that there will be a system to control them with “Beta Wave Emitters”.Each species of monster has its own kind of trap, apparently. Deathclaws and other fearsome beasts are shown, however the trailer also specifically shows The Sole Survivor capturing a kitty cat. Is this a hint that there will finally be recipes for cooking delicious catmeat stew? Or perhaps it just means that players can have cats and other critters running around their towns as pets for cosmetic value. Fallout 4 fans can find out on April 12 when Wasteland Workshop arrives on all platforms for $4.99, or as a part of the Season Pass. Geek.com will have our full review after it releases.
Related Content Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more Siemens Go.Top CT scanner at SCCT19Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 15.14%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more May 18, 2016 — The Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) recently announced its launch of the IAC QI Self-Assessment Tool. Created to help facilities employ and document continuous process improvement, the new quality improvement (QI) tool provides a mechanism for meeting the quality measures required by each IAC diagnostic imaging accreditation program — Vascular Testing, Echocardiography, Nuclear/Positron Emission Tomography (PET), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Computed Tomography (CT).“Designed to engage facilities by providing an easy-to-use mechanism to perform and document ongoing quality improvement efforts, our goal with the new IAC QI Self-Assessment Tool is to encourage facilities to think critically about their work quality and to continuously identify opportunities for improvement,” said Craig Fleishman, M.D., FACC, FASE, IAC Echocardiography Board member and IAC QI Committee member.A new feature of IAC Online Accreditation, the QI tool provides participating facilities a data-driven, objective measure of their QI progress for use in complying with the IAC Standards and Guidelines for Accreditation and fulfilling a variety of facility quality initiatives. Over time, facilities will be able to benchmark their findings both internally and with the imaging community as a whole.Using the new tool, facilities self-assess their own imaging studies and receive a quantitative report that targets opportunities for improvements, leading to enhanced patient care.For more information: www.intersocietal.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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. 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NEW YORK — Aretha Franklin is still getting R-E-S-P-E-C-T after death: The Queen of Soul received the Pulitzer Prize Special Citation honour Monday, becoming the first individual woman to earn a special citation prize since the honour was first awarded in 1930.The Pulitzer board said the award was given to Franklin for her indelible contribution to American music and culture for more than five decades.Franklin died on Aug. 16 at her home in Detroit from pancreatic cancer at age 76.The superstar singer was the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame when she entered the prestigious organization in 1987.The Pulitzer board most recently awarded a special citation prize in 2010 to Hank Williams, the country music legend who died in 1953. From the arts world, other recipients include Duke Ellington, Bob Dylan, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, George Gershwin, Ray Bradbury, William Schuman, Milton Babbitt, Scott Joplin, Roger Sessions, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II.Franklin’s inclusion into the exclusive club re-confirms the impact her music — and voice — had and continues to have on the world.Franklin became a cultural icon and genius of American song, considered by many to be the greatest popular vocalist of her time. Her voice transcended age, category and her own life.She was professional singer and accomplished pianist by her late teens and a superstar by her mid-20s. Raised in Detroit, she recorded hundreds of tracks and had dozens of hits over the span of a half century, including 20 that reached No. 1 on the R&B charts.But her reputation was defined by an extraordinary run of Top 10 smashes in the late 1960s, from the morning-after bliss of “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” to the wised-up “Chain of Fools” to her unstoppable call for “Respect,” transforming Otis Redding’s song into a classic worldwide anthem — especially for the feminist and civil rights movements — making it one of the most recognizable and heard songs of all-time.She sold millions of albums and won countless awards, including 18 Grammys, the National Medal of Arts and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honour.She performed at the inaugurations of Presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, and even sang at the funeral for civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks and at the dedication of Martin Luther King Jr’s memorial.Rolling Stone ranked Franklin No.1 on its list of the Top 100 singers and she was also named one of the 20 most important entertainers of the 20th century by Time magazine, which celebrated her “mezzo-soprano, the gospel growls, the throaty howls, the girlish vocal tickles, the swoops, the dives, the blue-sky high notes, the blue-sea low notes. Female vocalists don’t get the credit as innovators that male instrumentalists do. They should. Franklin has mastered her instrument as surely as John Coltrane mastered his sax.”Franklin was born in Memphis, Tennessee, though her family moved to Buffalo, New York, and then settled in Detroit. She grew up singing in the church alongside her father Rev. C.L. Franklin, a prominent Baptist minister who recorded dozens of albums of sermons and music. She joined him on tour and she released a gospel album in 1956. Four years later, she signed with Columbia Records and when her contract ran out in 1966, she joined Atlantic Records.That’s when she blazed the pop and R&B charts with a string of hits, including “Respect,” ”I Say a Little Prayer,” ”Think,” ”Chain of Fools,” ”Day Dreaming,” ”(Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You’ve Been Gone,” ”Rock Steady” and “Until You Come Back to Me (That’s What I’m Gonna Do).”Her Grammy-winning album, “Amazing Grace,” is one of the seminal albums in not only Franklin’s discography, but the canon of American pop music. It is the basis for the recently released concert film “Amazing Grace,” filmed over two sessions in January 1972 at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in the Watts section of Los Angeles.Mesfin Fekadu, The Associated Press by Mesfin Fekadu, The Associated Press Posted Apr 15, 2019 12:38 pm PDT Aretha Franklin makes history with posthumous Pulitzer win AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
Partial list of nominees for annual Primetime Emmy Awards by The Associated Press Posted Jul 16, 2019 9:22 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Ken Jeong, left, and D’Arcy Carden announce the nominees for lead actress in a drama series at the 71st Primetime Emmy Nominations Announcements at the Television Academy’s Saban Media Center on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP) LOS ANGELES — Partial list of nominees for the annual Primetime Emmy Awards, announced Tuesday by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. For the complete list, visit Emmys.com :Comedy Series: “Barry”; “Fleabag”; “The Good Place”; “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”; “Russian Doll”; “Schitt’s Creek”; “Veep.”Drama Series: “Better Call Saul”; “Bodyguard”; “Game of Thrones”; “Killing Eve”; “Ozark”; “Pose”; “Succession”; “This is Us.”Actor, Drama Series: Jason Bateman, “Ozark”; Sterling K. Brown, “This is Us”; Kit Harrington, “Game of Thrones”; Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”; Billy Porter, “Pose”; Milo Ventimiglia, “This is Us.”Actress, Drama Series: Emilia Clarke, “Game of Thrones”; Robin Wright, “House of Cards”; Jodie Comer, “Killing Eve”; Sandra Oh, “Killing Eve”; Laura Linney, “Ozark”; Viola Davis, “How To Get Away With Murder”; Mandy Moore, “This Is Us.”Limited Series: “Chornobyl”; “Escape at Dannemora”; “Fosse/Verdon”; “When They See Us”; “Sharp Objects.”Actor, Limited Series or Movie: Mahershala Ali, “True Detective”; Benicio Del Toro, “Escape at Dannemora”; Jared Harris, “Chornobyl”; Jharrel Jerome, “When They See Us”; Sam Rockwell, “Fosse/Verdon.”Actress, Limited Series or Movie: Amy Adams, “Sharp Objects”; Patricia Arquette, “Escape at Dannemora”; Aunjanue Ellis, “When They See Us”; Joey King, “The Act”; Niecy Nash, “When They See Us”; Michelle Williams, “Fosse/Verdon.”Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: Luke Kirby “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”; Rufus Sewell, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”; Adam Sandler, “Saturday Night Live”; John Mulaney, “Saturday Night Live”; Matt Damon, “Saturday Night Live”; Robert De Niro, “Saturday Night Live”; Peter MacNicol, “Veep.”Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: Fiona Shaw, “Fleabag”; Kristin Scott Thomas, “Fleabag”; Maya Rudolph, “The Good Place”; Jane Lynch, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”; Emma Thompson, “Saturday Night Live”; Sandra Oh, “Saturday Night Live.”Television Movie: “Black Mirror: Bandersnatch”; “Brexit”; “Deadwood”; “King Lear”; “My Dinner with Herve.”Variety Talk Series: “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah”; “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee”; “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”; “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”; “The Late Late Show with James Corden”; “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”Variety Sketch Series: “At Home with Amy Sedaris”; “Documentary Now!”; “Drunk History”; “I Love You, America with Sarah Silverman”; “Saturday Night Live’” “Who Is America?”The Associated Press
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