first_imgHow a Modern Gaming Engine Can Supercharge Your… How AR and VR Will Enhance Customer Experience Ryan Ayers How Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua… Tags:#featured#football#NFL#player safety#players#Samsung#Sports#training#VR Whether from home, in the stands, or over the radio—Americans love their sports. Today, part of that All-American sports experience involves big data and new immersive technology like virtual reality (VR) to draw in more fans and improve gameplay.There are dozens of ways sports teams can use data to their advantage—and both fans and players alike can benefit from advances in VR technology. Here are 4 reasons that big data and VR are starting to play a key role in professional sports.See Also: Take me out to the (augmented) ball game (A look at an immersive reality device for sports viewing)1.) Headset VR Provides Immersive AccessHow many people do you know who have VR headsets yet? Probably not many, but that’s sure to change as the technology becomes cheaper and more readily available. With this shift, VR technologies should become more popular amongst fans and athletes, with many industry insiders believing that the VR market could grow to $30 Billion by 2020.One key to making VR devices more popular on the market is creating more VR content, which is just what Samsung and the NBA teamed up to do in 2015. In 2015, the VR was still more exploratory, but the league has become confident enough in the quality that they have offered one VR game per week as part of the NBA League Pass.Partnering with NextVR, the league streams high-quality VR immersion—and reviews indicate it’s worth the hype. One reviewer even got annoyed when a waiting player blocked his view—just like being courtside!2.) IoT & Big Data Helps Plan Lineups and Monitor PlayersWhen it comes to top athletes, an incredible number of factors play a role in their overall performance, as well as the performance of the team as a whole. Thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT), coaches and trainers can now monitor players’ health and stamina in revolutionary ways.With sensors, cameras, and other equipment available that can be used during training, coaches can record vital data that can be analyzed and used to make strategic decisions for developing lineups, creating plays, and even revealing ideal calorie intake for optimal performance. With so many great teams vying for a spot in the playoffs each year, these little insights can give a competitive edge.3.) VR Training is Safer for PlayersTeams have been using video for years to help players review important plays, but VR introduces so much opportunity for safe training, especially in contact sports like football. Young players can use the technology as a “playbook”, while other players can review their own plays, or learn new ones. It helps players stay safer, since they can “practice” dangerous plays off the field.Some NFL teams are using this technology, but college teams are also seeing great success, with Stanford’s quarterback Kevin Hogan’s completion percentage jumping from 63.8% to 76.3% after using STRIVR VR training.4.) VR Will Allow Fans to See Through Players’ EyesAs VR progresses, more options and interactive features will become available to fans. One eagerly-anticipated development is the advent of VR through players’ eyes. The hope is that one day, fans will be able to see the action from the perspective of their favorite players, further immersing them in the action on the field.Smart wearables are being developed quickly for professional sports, with many artificial intelligence features, cameras, sensors, and more, which could be used in a better VR experience.Future Changes in Big Data Currently, the NFL does not allow sensors and trackers in games, so they’re only useful during training. However, there are signs of change that indicate the future may be quite different, and more welcoming to big data on the field. FIFA has begun to relax these rules, allowing players to use wearables during matches.The NFL may not be far behind, since the NFL Players’ Association recently teamed up in a five-year partnership with WHOOP, a wearable that helps players monitor their bodies, and how much stress they’re putting themselves under in training. Big data is slowly but surely becoming one of the biggest players in professional sports—and this is just the beginning.Sources:https://techcrunch.com/2016/09/15/how-virtual-reality-is-transforming-the-sports-industry/http://sportsworld.nbcsports.com/virtual-reality-sports-arkansas-kentucky/http://www.theverge.com/2015/2/17/8052163/nba-all-star-virtual-reality-samsung-mobile-gear-vrhttp://onlinemasters.ohio.edu/virtual-training-for-football-is-becoming-a-reality/http://safetymanagement.eku.edu/resources/infographics/the-benefits-challenges-of-using-artificial-intelligence-for-emergency-management/http://time.com/4591051/nba-basketball-virtual-reality-samsung-gear-vr/http://www.sporttechie.com/2015/03/18/technology/sxsw-sports-the-future-of-virtual-and-augmented-reality-in-sports/ Ryan Ayers is a researcher and consultant within multiple industries including information technology, blockchain and business development. Always up for a challenge, Ayers enjoys working with startups as well as Fortune 500 companies. When not at work, Ayers loves reading science fiction novels and watching the LA Clippers. Few Industries will not be Transformed by AR an… Related Posts last_img read more

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first_imgVijender Singh achieved yet another milestone in his boxing career when he defeated Australia’s Kerry Hope to win WBO Asia Pacific super middleweight title on Saturday evening in New Delhi. (Vijender Singh dedicates WBO title to Muhammad Ali )The Olympic bronze medallist was up against a tough opponent in Hope and took him 10 rounds to seal the win and title. But, Vijender who has remained unbeaten so far in professional boxing with seven wins, admitted that the bout against Hope was his toughest.  “This was the toughest fight for me and also a complete turnaround,” Vijender told India Today after winning the bout. Vijender became a bit emotional after winning his debut bout at home. “I can’t express my feelings right now, it was very important for me and my nation…finally we did it,” an emotional Vijender said. (Vijender demolishes Hope at home ) FUTURE OF BOXING When asked about the future of boxing in India, Vijender said lot depends on the people and how they accept the sport. “Lot of people turned up to watch me fight and more importantly it is about the people and not me. You have to ask them if they liked it or not…I did the job by winning the title and it’s now for the people to take it forward.” (PM Modi to MS Dhoni: Vijender Singh wins hearts with WBO title )ALI AND NEXT GOAL After winning the WBO Asia Pacific title, Vijender has moved to 15 in pro-boxing rankings and now gunning for more glory. “I will try for world No.1, it’s just the beginning,” Vijender said. At the end of the bout, Vijender was quick to dedicate his title to late boxing legend Muhammad Ali and said he has learnt lot of things watching him.advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgGovt-backed athletes should set up academies, centres: Goel New Delhi, Sep 12 (PTI) Touched by Paralympian Mariyappan Thangavelus gesture to donate Rs 30 lakh from his prize money to his school, Sports Minister Vijay Goel today said that all athletes backed by the government should strive to set up academies or centres of their own to inspire the youth. Mariyappan, who scripted history at Rio Paralympics after winning a gold medal in high jump, has donated Rs 30 lakh from his 2 crore prize money towards his government school in Tamil Nadu. “Its a great thing, a great step taken by Mariyappan, this will inspire others. I think all athletes who are helped by the government can try to set up academies or sports centres of their own. This will definitely inspire one and all,” Goel said after the launch of online portal of SAI-AIFF Overseas Scouting Project. Mariyappan hails from Periyavadagampatti, a village located 50 km from Salem in the western part of the state. The Sports Ministry last week said it has started a “thorough review” of Indias dismal outing at the Rio Olympics and is also seeking feedbacks and suggestions from the athletes who competed in the quadrennial extravaganza. “It has just started. It will take time and as you know I have sought feedbacks and suggestions from the athletes. I have written to and mailed all the athletes about this. I am personally going to meet them and talk to them in this regard,” Goel said. India finished with a disappointing tally of two medals, through PV Sindhus silver in badminton and Sakhsi Maliks bronze in wrestling, at the two-week sporting gala last month. This has prompted the concerned stakeholders to look into the past and analyse the performances to ensure a better future. PTI AH SSC AHadvertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgNovak Djokovic won his third US Open title and equalled Pete Sampras’s record of 14 Grand Slam titles as he beat Juan Martin Del Potro 6-3, 7-6(4), 6-3 in the men’s singles final at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York on Sunday.Djokovic was the favourite in the match considering the fact that this was his eighth US Open final appearance while for Del Potro, this was just his second Grand Slam final appearance after his historic US Open triumph in 2009.With the win now, Djokovic has extended his head-to-head record against Del Potro to 15-4 as the Argentine was unable to upstage the Serb.The win at Flushing Meadows enabled Djokovic to complete a Wimbledon-US Open double after lifting his fourth Wimbledon title earlier this year at the All England Club in London.US OPEN 2018 MEN’S SINGLES FINAL HIGHLIGHTS@djokernole defeats Del Potro 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 to win his 3rd title in Flushing Meadows!He now ties Pete Sampras for third place all-time on the Grand Slam singles titles list with 14.#USOpen pic.twitter.com/xwzzmr22E0 US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 9, 2018Djokovic’s strength lay in his returns. Ahead of this match, he had a return percentage of 82 per cent, the most by any US Open competitor this year.On the other hand, Del Potro was relying heavily on his serves and power. Ahead of the final, Del Potro had fired 68 aces during the tournament, winning 82 percent of his first serve points.But against one of the best returners in the business, Del Potro needed to be far more assertive.advertisementJust like last night’s women’s singles final, the match was played under closed roof with rain in New York. However, unlike Saturday night, this match remained all about tennis and the brute quality that the two players put on the court.Relief…@DjokerNole#USOpen pic.twitter.com/TiKYL6TfXH US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 9, 2018While Djokovic’s athleticism graced the Arthur Ashe Stadium, Del Potro was buoyed by the ‘Delpo, Delpo’ chants of his friends who have reverberated the stadium throughout the tournament.Throughout the tournament, the two struggled and rose above New York’s searing heat and difficult humidity. On the day of the final, Djokovic just showed why he was the holder of 13 Grand Slam titles.He put out his best tennis for the Arthur Ashe Stadium, countered some of Del Potro’s best play and shone at Flushing Meadows for the third time in his career.Pure class…@DjokerNole@delpotrojuan #USOpen pic.twitter.com/QsxuVU0fOf US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 9, 2018Djokovic and Del Potro began the match judging each other’s moves and holding their serves comfortably. Both of them displayed their dominant self early on to exchange honours.Leading 4-3, Djokovic caught Del Potro off guard with his exceptional patience and strong strokes to break Del Potro’s serve. From there Djokovic comfortably served out the set.Djokovic began the second set in the same vein applying immense pressure on Del Potro’s serve. At 1-1 in the second set, Djokovic suffocated Del Potro from the baseline to force out errors from the big man and got an early break.Also read – Serena Williams fined USD 17000 for rule violations in US Open finalThereafter, there were two service holds and the set was poised at 3-2 and suddenly, Flushing Meadows saw a massive momentum shift.Backed by his singing boys, Del Potro roared back in the set by breaking Djokovic to go back on serve. And it all started with Djokovic getting erked by crowd reaction and constant singing for Del Potro.OléOléOléDelpooooo, Delpooooo#USOpen pic.twitter.com/aXM0eWecwM US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 9, 2018For quite some time after that Djokovic looked towards Del Potro’s singing friend with utmost anger, unable to get them out of his head and that showed on the court.A 20-minute service game for Djokovic followed.In the middle of that there was some world class tennis on display. The Argentine put his all in the rally stretching out to put balls back at Djokovic. Twice, the Serb tried to attack at the net. In the end, it was an overhead smash that earned Djokovic the point.Djokovic fended off break points from Del Potro, wasted his own advantage points but eventually in a little over 20 minutes, he was able to make it 4-4.Also read – Is Serena Williams a bad loser? Opinions after Naomi Osaka wins US OpenAfter that, the two showed no signs of fatigue, held their serves comfortably and took the set down to the tiebreak.advertisementIn the tiebreak, Del Potro looked susceptible to forehand errors and Djokovic showed immense courage and quality to take it away from Del Potro, going up 2-0 in the final.Djokovic takes the 2nd set after 1 hour and 35 minutes of grueling tennis!He grabs the tie break and now takes a 2 set lead over Del Potro…#USOpen pic.twitter.com/xvSXOt8yZB US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 9, 2018The third set followed the pattern of the second, where Djokovic took an early break to go 3-1 up in the set. What was different was that the quality of tennis only kept getting better.The noise levels inside the Arthur Ashe Stadium was deafening as Djokovic and Del Potro got the crowd roaring with their display on-court.Just when it looked like Djokovic would stay calm and take it to Del Potro, the Argentine fought back hard and how.Also read – When I step on court, I’m not a Serena fan: Naomi Osaka after US Open triumphHe broke Djokovic back with some brilliant movement on the court, leaving Djokovic stranded to take the third set back on serve.But the twist of the tale happened when leading 4-3, Djokovic broke Del Potro yet again to enforce a third break in the third set and set up the match on his serve.Without much trouble, Djokovic held his own and took the Championship in New York for a third time.last_img read more

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first_imgLegendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar Thursday said the World Cup in the United Kingdom will offer beautiful batting tracks but he doesn’t expect the ball to swing much in the hot conditions that will prevail there.The World Cup, which will kick-start on May 30 in the UK, will see all 10 participating nations face-off against each other.”I am told it’s going to be a hot summer. Even in the Champions Trophy, the wickets were superb when the sun was out. In the heat, the wickets get really flat. I am sure they will give beautiful tracks to bat on,” Tendulkar said on the sidelines of the inauguration of the MIG Club pavilion named after him.”I don’t think there will be much difference in the conditions unless there is a heavy cloud cover. If there is a cloud cover, the ball might go around a bit. Even if that’s the case I don’t see that happening for a long duration just the first over if at all,” he added.IPL performances will help World Cup-bound India players: TendulkarSeveral Indian players, including captain Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul, are performing well in the ongoing Indian Premier League.Asked if that will help them in the World Cup, Tendulkar said: “A good performance in any format is good news because it gives the player confidence. If you are confident in any format, that’s important.””The players have time to make some adjustments according to the conditions. All of them have played enough cricket to know what to do to improve,” he added.advertisementThe 46-year-old, who also launched the Tendulkar Middlesex Golbal Academy camp here, recalled an interesting anecdote from one of playing trips to England.”Once, we played a match in Essex and were travelling to our next venue and there was a major motor accident. In 3-3.5 hours we had just covered just 250 metres. We thought if we walk we might possibly cover more distance.”Even now when all of us get together we discuss that day and how half a movie ended while our bus coach was stuck at the same place.”The cricket icon also extended his best wishes to another batting legend — Brian Lara on his birthday.”We both caught up a few weeks ago. I told him 50 down 50 to go. He is a wonderful chap, with him what you see is what you get. He is a thorough gentleman and we’ve gotten along well for several years.”He has done special things on the cricket field but I hope the best is yet to come for him,” Tendulkar said.Also Read | Delhi Capitals and South Africa sweating over Kagiso Rabada’s injury scareAlso Read | ICC rankings: India retain top spot in Tests, England No. 1 in ODIsAlso See:last_img read more

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first_imgAfter rain playing spoilsport in the first ODI of the three-game series in Guyana, India and West Indies have moved to the Queen’s Park Oval for the second game and both teams will be looking to start on the attack after a washed out opening game. Interestingly, Chris Gayle has been ignored for the Test series, so this game and the last one at the same venue could be the last couple of times that one sees the legend take the field on the international stage.For India, it will be about starting afresh after a disappointing loss in the semi-final of the 2019 World Cup. The batting looks solid at the top with Shikhar Dhawan coming back to join Rohit Sharma and skipper Virat Kohli will once again get to play freely at the no.3 position as he doesn’t need to worry about building the innings as he had to during the showpiece event in England.The middle-order kind of picks itself as the team didn’t get to bat in the opening game. So while Shreyas Iyer should get another go after having made the XI in the first game, Rishabh Pant definitely will be playing the role of the finisher unless there is a top-order collapse. Kedar Jadhav is also set to get a game over Manish Pandey as was the case in the opening tie.In the bowling department, Mohammed Shami looked mighty impressive as he gave away just 5 runs in the three overs that he bowled. But with young Khaleel Ahmed taking some stick from Evin Lewis, going from 27 from his three overs, it could be interesting to see if the Indian team management decides to give Navdeep Saini his ODI cap as he was pretty impressive in the T20I series.advertisementKuldeep Yadav should once again get the nod over Yuzvendra Chahal as he picked the lone wicket to fall on the day in Guyana – Chris Gayle. He will be supported by Ravindra Jadeja as the left-arm spinner can also wield the willow at the bottom end of the innings.When is the West Indies vs India 2nd ODI match?The West Indies vs India 2nd ODI match will be played on August 11, 2019 (Sunday).When does the 2nd ODI between West Indies and India begin?West Indies vs India 2nd ODI will start from 9:30 AM local time (7 PM IST) on Sunday, August 11.Where will the West Indies vs India 2nd ODI be played?Queen’s Park Oval Stadium in Port of Spain will host the 2nd ODI between West Indies and India.Which TV channels will broadcast West Indies vs India 2nd ODI live?West Indies vs India 2nd ODI can be watched on Sony Ten 1 and Sony Ten 3.How can I watch West Indies vs India 2nd ODI online?SonyLiv will provide the live streaming for West Indies vs India 2nd ODI.Where can I follow West Indies vs India 2nd ODI live streaming?You can follow live updates and scores for West Indies vs India 2nd ODI on https://www.indiatoday.in/sportsWhat are the squads for India vs West Indies ODI series?India: Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma (VC), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kedar Jadhav, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Navdeep SainiWest Indies: Jason Holder (C), Chris Gayle, John Campbell, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Roston Chase, Fabian Allen, Carlos Brathwaite, Keemo Paul, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas, Kemar Roach.Also Read | Port Of Spain Trinidad Weather Forecast, India vs West Indies 2nd ODI: Will rain play spoilsport?Also Read | Important for me to cement my position in Indian team: Shreyas IyerAlso Read | Watch: Virat Kohli aces bottle cap challenge with Ravi Shastri’s commentary in backgroundlast_img read more

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first_imgNewcastle United owner Mike Ashley has insisted that keeping Rafa Benitez at the club proved to be an “impossible” job, and has accused the Spaniard of being “money first.”Benitez, who managed the Magpies from 2016 up to the end of his contract in June this year, recently left England to take over the reigns at Chinese Super League club Dalian Yifang on a reported £12m-per-year deal.His departure from St. James’ Park provoked a furious response from the club’s fanbase – many of whom accused Ashley of not doing enough to keep the 59-year-old on Tyneside. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? However, in an interview with the Daily Mail, Ashley has hit back at suggestions that he didn’t want to keep Benitez at the club, and even claims he floated the idea of an eight-year contract at the end of last season.He also says Benitez had Newcastle’s administration “cornered” when it came to negotiating a new deal, and that he was “out-manoeuvred” by the former Liverpool and Real Madrid boss.“If you come out and say the things he did you would think it was football club first, Rafa second, money third,” says Ashley. “I’d say it was money first, Rafa, then the club last. “He took the totally soft option, took the money and went to China. That disappoints me. If he’d gone back to Real Madrid, or a top six club in the Premier League, I get it. But it was about money and all he had to do was say that from the beginning.“My view always was we had to keep Rafa. For my own personal safety we had to keep Rafa. I thought he had us offside, he had us cornered, it wasn’t fair, it wasn’t right. “I’ve been totally out-manoeuvred, I probably shouldn’t own a football club, it’s ridiculous, but I’m a big boy. “Yet every time with Rafa it was impossible – there was always another thing, and the next thing, and the next thing.Mike Ashley Newcastle“He asked for a 50 per cent pay increase and I think he did that because he knew it couldn’t work. And if we had agreed to that, I think it would have been something else. “Everyone thinks we lost him because we wouldn’t pay a couple of quid more. He had the microphone and we didn’t.”Ashley insisted that he was happy with the job Benitez did as manager, with the Magpies having won the Championship and then finished 10th and 13th in the Premier League in Benitez’s three full seasons in charge.“I’m not disappointed in him as a manager – he did an excellent job. It puzzles me why any fan thinks I wouldn’t want him. I’m not the thickest person on the planet. “Why wouldn’t I want excellence? Why wouldn’t I want this manager? Accuse me of many things, but not that. We couldn’t have done any more.“At one stage they were talking about a one-year extension and I said my preference would be for an eight-year contract. That’s what I have to do in business when I invest. I have to take a medium to long-term view.“Looking back, though, it doesn’t really matter what Rafa asked for because I think the Chinese thing was done. He had talked about what he could earn in China previously. We were not even slightly surprised by that move.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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first_imgzoom South Korean container carrier Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) has pulled out of a joint bid with the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) to acquire a majority stake in an operator of a container terminal at California’s Port of Long Beach, the Wall Street Journal reports.Earlier this month, HMM and MSC teamed up to jointly bid on a 54 percent stake in terminal operator Total Terminals International (TTI), currently controlled by the struggling Hanjin Shipping. The remaining 46 percent stake in the terminal operator is already held by MSC.HMM now plans to take a ”low double-digit stake” in TTI later on to save on cargo unloading costs, C.K. Yoo, HMM’s Chief Executive Officer, told WSJ.Following the recently signed agreement to enter into a ”strategic cooperation” with the 2M Alliance of Maersk Line and MSC, HMM announced plans to take 5 percent of global market share by 2021.The carrier currently controls 2.2 percent of global container capacity.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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According to the first annual survey conducted by FAO (the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN), WHO (World Health Organization) and a global intergovernmental body on animal health (World Organization for Animal Health), more than 6.5 billion people – over 90 per cent of the world’s population – now live in country that has in place, or is developing a national action plan on antimicrobial resistance (AMR). “Nearly all of these plans cover both human and animal health in line with the recommended ‘one health’ multisectoral approach,” said the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in a news release announcing the findings. The report’s release comes at the end of World Antibiotic Awareness Week , which kicked off this on Monday 13 November. Antimicrobial medicines – antibiotics, antifungals, antivirals or antiparasitics – are widely used in livestock, poultry and aquaculture operations to treat or prevent diseases. However, their over-use and misuse, such as for “promoting growth” is leading to the emergence of microbes resistant to these drugs, making the diseases they cause difficult or in cases, impossible, to treat. Humans exposed to these antimicrobial resistant pathogens are also affected in the same way. ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE – What you need to knowThere is progress, but there are also gapsSince the survey was completed last year (2016), more countries have unveiled plans to tackle AMR. Yet despite the progress, the global push to address this problem – which is taking epic proportions – is still in its early stages. “There are weak points that still need to be shored up – particularly in the food and agriculture sectors of low- and middle-income countries, key battlegrounds against ‘superbugs’ resistant to conventional medicines,” FAO cautioned. In particular, there are major gaps in data regarding where, how and to what extent antimicrobials are being used in agriculture; also systems and facilities for tracking the occurrence of AMR in food systems and the surrounding environment need to be strengthened. According to Ren Wang, FAO Assistant Director-General for Agriculture and Consumer Protection, the UN food security agency, along with its partners, is using its expertise and experience to assist developing countries.“The goal is to help them develop the tools and capacity to implement best practices in animal and crop production, reduce the need for antimicrobials in food systems, develop surveillance capacity to assess the scale of AMR and efforts to control it, and strengthen regulatory frameworks to minimise the misuse of antibiotics while simultaneously ensuring access to drugs for treating sick animals,” he added. read more

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first_imgOn the occasion of French President François Hollande’s visit to Riyadh on December 30, 2013, EDF and AREVA signed two sets of agreements aimed at supporting the Saudi nuclear energy program. The two companies have signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with five Saudi industrial partners (Zamil Steel, Bahra Cables, Riyadh Cables, Saudi Pumps, Descon Olayan). These agreements aim to develop the industrial and technical skills of local companies. They reflect AREVA and EDF’s desire to build an extended network of Saudi suppliers for future nuclear projects in the country.A second series of agreements signed with four Saudi universities (King Saud University in Riyadh, Dar Al Hekma College and Effat University in Jeddah and finally Prince Mohammed bin Fahd University in Al-Khobar), are intended to contribute to the development of nuclear expertise in the country.These agreements follow on from the previous operations organised by EDF and AREVA, through its joint office in Riyadh. These include the Suppliers’ Days in March and October 2013, the visit to France by Saudi industrial companies in November, the agreement signed with the local professional training institute (NIT) in July 2013, the visits to French nuclear facilities organized for Saudi university faculty members in June 2013 and internship offers made to Saudi students since the summer.EDF CEO Henri Proglio commented: “These new agreements underline EDF and AREVA’s commitment alongside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to enable it to successfully implement its national energy strategy and in particular to develop its future nuclear program by contributing to the development of a local network of manufacturers and by training qualified engineers.”Luc Oursel, President and CEO of AREVA, added: “These agreements demonstrate the common will of EDF and AREVA to establish a true long-term partnership with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. They will enable the country to build a strong industrial base and a robust skills management program.”last_img read more

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first_imgYouTube Space Lab : le nouveau concours destiné aux adolescents fans de scienceYouTube lance aujourd’hui un concours en ligne international destiné aux adolescents passionnés de sciences et d’espace. Le célèbre site web de partage de vidéos, YouTube se met aujourd’hui aux couleurs de la science. Son nouveau logo arborant fièrement un casque d’astronaute, célèbre à sa façon le lancement de la chaine Space Lab (lien non disponible), destinée aux adolescents férus de sciences et d’astronomie.La plateforme de diffusion inédite recueillera désormais des vidéos réalisées par des jeunes internautes du monde entier dans le cadre de son concours. Un seul mot d’ordre : être âgé de 14 à 18 ans et être imaginatif !Le principe de la compétition consiste à concevoir un petit film explicatif, décrivant une expérience originale dans le domaine de la physique ou de la biologie et qui pourrait être réalisée dans l’espace. La prestation, de deux minutes maximum, devra présenter la problématique à résoudre, les hypothèses de départ, les méthodes nécessaires au test de ces hypothèses et enfin les résultats attendus. À lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESALa compétition, menée en partenariat avec Lenovo, la NASA, l’agence spatiale européenne (ESA) et l’agence d’exploration aérospatiale japonaise (JAXA) se clôturera en mars 2012. Les jeunes scientifiques en herbes ont quant à eux jusqu’au 7 décembre 2011 pour mettre en ligne leur projet. Les expériences lauréates réalisées dans l’ISS Les vidéos seront soumises à l’appréciation des internautes ainsi que d’un comité d’experts qui  jugeront de la pertinence des expériences proposées. Au total, six finalistes répartis dans le monde entier seront récompensés parmi lesquels le jury désignera les deux grands vainqueurs, un pour la catégorie 14-16 ans et l’autre pour la catégorie 17-18 ans. Les expériences retenues seront ensuite réalisées au sein de la Station spatiale internationale, située en orbite à 354 kilomètres de la Terre et retransmises en direct sur YouTube. Le concours prévoit en outre de récompenser les deux gagnants d’un voyage au Japon pour voir une fusée décoller ou d’un entrainement d’astronaute à la Cité des Etoiles en Russie. Le 11 octobre 2011 à 16:38 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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first_imgFor Derek McInnes, his team will have the most difficult match of the year against Celtic on SundayAberdeen and Celtic will face each other in the Scottish League Cup Final on Sunday.And Aberdeen’s manager Derek McInnes knows his team has to play their best match of the season to win.“We haven’t lost a goal in the competition yet, we’ve beaten three Premiership teams already,” said McInnes to the BBC.ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND - MAY 04: Manager of Celtic Neil Lennon celebrates as his side secured the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership title after the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Aberdeen and Celtic at Pittodrie Stadium on May 04, 2019 in Aberdeen, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)Lennon praises Celtic’s fan support Manuel R. Medina – May 5, 2019 According to the team manager, the way the supporters behave this season helped the team achieve an eighth consecutive title.“We’ve had to win at Easter Road [on penalties against Hibernian]; Hampden against Rangers.”“We feel we’ve got the big performance in us to win the game. Celtic are the bigger club, they’ve got the bigger squad; better squad but we are capable of a bigger performance on the day and that’s what we’re searching for,” he added.“In the last few months, we’ve had two very tight games against them.”“The game we won, there was nothing really in the game. We came up with a big moment to get the three points and an important result,” he concluded.last_img read more

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NOW HIRING 10 New Job Openings In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Full-Time Planning & Logistics Specialist at DSMFull-Time Personal Insurance Assistant Account Manager at HUB InternationalFull-Time Helper/Laborer at Enduro Construction Co.Full-Time Professional Auto Detailer at Final Finish Collision CentersFull-Time & Part-Time Sales Associates at Nouria EnergyPart-Time Babysitter For 2 Wilmington ChildrenFull-Time Supervisor (Quality Assurance) at Spectra Medical DevicesFull-Time Senior Principal Electrical Engineer at MKS InstrumentsPart-Time General Laborer at Pepsi Co.Full-Time SVP of Operations at Ametros(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 50 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of June 23, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”last_img read more

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first_imgA diplomat from the Republic of Korea was in Nome last week. Ohkeum Kwon is Korea’s Deputy Consul General based in Anchorage.Port Director Joy Baker, Mayor Richard Beneville, Deputy Consul General Ohkeum Kwon, Chief of Police John Papasadora and Utility Manager John Handeland. (Photo courtesy of John Handeland)Nome Mayor Richard Beneville described her visit as a “courtesy call.”“As her role as the representative of the Republic of Korea in Alaska, she feels it important, as does her government, that she get out to visit these smaller towns where there is a population of Koreans,” Beneville explained.While the mayor’s meeting with the diplomat was mostly small talk, Beneville said they did discuss the opening of the Arctic Ocean to international shipping.“And that has a big effect on Korea,” Beneville said, “because they’re big trading partners all over the world.”Deputy Consul General Ohkeum Kwon. (Photo courtesy of John Handeland)Korea made its interests in the Arctic clear in 2013 when it gained official observer status at the Arctic Council, and it’s not just commercial shipping in the far north that Korea has a stake in. Beneville said they also talked tourism.Nome is scheduled to host the Crystal Serenity and its more than 1,000 passengers this summer on its up way up through the Northwest Passage.“That’s a game changer,” Beneville said. “It’s having a huge effect in Washington D.C., a huge effect in Alaska, certainly, and it’s kind of shifting the idea of cruise routes.”Port Director Joy Baker joined Beneville, along with Nome’s Chief of Police John Papasadora and Utility Manager John Handeland to welcome the Korean diplomat.Beneville said besides the small talk about Arctic trade and tourism, Ohkeum Kwon and her assistant went on a short hike, were given a tour of Nome, and ate lunch in a local Korean-owned restaurant.last_img read more

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first_imgThe move came in response to an application filed by Nirbhaya’s parents in February this year, seeking expeditious execution of the convicts.Delhi’s Patiala House court have asked the Tihar jail authorities to apprise it of various legal remedies availed by all the four convicts in the Nirbhaya rape and murder case on Tuesday, June 4.Additional Sessions judge, Pawan Kumar Jain, also asked the Tihar Jail superintendent to appear in person with the status report detailing the availed and pending legal remedies, on July 19. The move came in response to an application filed by Nirbhaya’s parents in February this year, seeking expeditious execution of the convicts.”It’s been seven years since we are fighting the case. For some reason it is being stretched. I request the Central and state government to fast-track the process and execute the convicts,” said Nirbhaya’s mother, Asha Devi.”If the justice is delivered fast, it will only strengthen people’s trust in the justice system and the court,” she added.Swati Maliwal, the chairperson of Delhi Commission for Women, had also requested President Ram Nath Kovind to streamline the judicial process and ensure hanging of the four convicts, earlier this year.The Supreme Court had upheld the death sentence of the accused, Mukesh, Pawan Gupta, Vinay Sharma and Akshay Kumar Singh, in July last year, dismissing their review plea. The move had left them with the option of filing a curative plea in the SC and mercy plea before the president.last_img read more

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DCs Whittier Education Campus Celebrates 90 Years of Service

first_imgOne of the District of Columbia’s oldest public schools will celebrate nearly a century of existence with a series of events highlighting the school’s journey.Whittier Education Campus, located in the upper Northwest section of the city, will fete its nine decades of operations starting with a Nov. 14 “Jersey Day” and an open house for former students, staffers and the general public on Nov. 15. “It’s a nice way to bring everyone back together while teaching children the history of the school,” Tenia Pritchard, the school’s principal said. “Teaching children history gives them a sense of pride.”Whittier Education Campus, one of Washington D.C.’s oldest public schools, will host a celebration marking its anniversary. (Courtesy Photo)In 1923, the Manor Park Citizens Association passed a resolution requesting a new elementary school be built in their neighborhood because there was widespread dissatisfaction with the existing Brightwood Elementary School and its perceived unsanitary conditions. When a Brightwood Elementary School student was struck by a car in 1924, the citizens association threatened to take students out of the school until the District government agreed to build a new building.With the support of D.C. Schools Superintendent Frank W. Ballou and the school board, and a congressional appropriation, the school was built and opened in 1926. The school was named after noted abolitionist and journalist John Greenleaf Whittier.What makes Whittier’s founding so unusual is that it is the product of a grassroots effort. In the 1920s, citizens had to go to the U.S. Congress for funding of any public building in the city, even though the District was governed by three commissioners. The school board at that time was largely advisory.The neighborhood surrounding Whittier was predominantly White and the District’s school system was segregated by race. More Blacks began to move into Whittier’s immediate area, starting in the 1950s, and now the Manor Park and Brightwood neighborhoods are overwhelmingly Black.Whittier’s student population is 79 percent Black, 17 percent Latino and the rest White, Asian, and Native American, according to statistics from the D.C. public schools.The school educates students from pre-school to the 8th grade and serves as a feeder to Calvin Coolidge High School. It is a STEM (Science, Technology, Education and Mathematics) institution with activities such as a debate club and boys and girls basketball teams.Whittier does have its challenges. On the PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career) test administered during the 2014-2015 school year, 30 percent of all students didn’t meet student proficiency levels in English and language arts, and in math, 38 percent only partially met those standards. Nevertheless, Angela Stribling, a 20-year teacher at the school said it is a productive place for young people.“I am very happy to be working in a wonderful place where students can grow and learn in a positive environment,” Stribling told the AFRO. “I am now educating my second generation of students where I am teaching the children of my former students. We have established great connections that way.”Pritchard said the celebration events are designed to showcase the school to the community.“I thought it [the celebration] would be an opportunity to not only inform students about alumni and their achievements, but also a way to bring the community together as a whole,” she said.On Nov. 17, there will be a “Glow Birthday Party” for students and a spaghetti dinner for families in addition to contests for poetry, posters, and essays. From 8 pm-midnight Nov. 18, there will be a gala at the V.I.P. Room, 6201 3rd Street., N.W. Pritchard said alumni, current and former staffers, elected officials, and friends of the school are expected to attend.last_img read more

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The Meka Robotics M1 A customizable humanlike bot at 340000

first_img The Meka Robotics’ M1 has a human like appearance. It has a head with two eyes and an adjustable torso that allows it to go between the height of an average sitting human and an average standing human. The M1 does not, however know how to walk like a man. It has bypassed the idea of bipedal locomotion in favor of a motorized wheel base. That does limit its mobility, but unlike walking robots, like Asimo, it does not spend a lot of time and processing power on walking that can be better used on tasks. Explore further © 2010 PhysOrg.com The choice of using modified Microsoft Kinect sensors allows the robot to see the world in some semblance of 3D, which is important if the robot wants to be able to act in the real world, which is the goal of these bots, human-like action.These robots are expected to retail for about $340,000 for a user-customizable design, which means that you will not likely see them at the corner store, but when they are ordered the customer will get exactly what they need from the bot. The market for these bots in expected to be universities and in-house research facilities. Scientists study robot-human interactions More information: mekabot.com/products/m1-mobile-manipulator/ (PhysOrg.com) — San Francisco-based company Meka has introduced the Meka Robotics’ M1. The Meka Robotics’ M1 is a mobile robot that features a pair of dextrous arms with what is known as compliant force-control (a set of sensors that measure how much force is being used for each task, in order to keep the robot from breaking items or hurting humans) and some modified Microsoft Kinect sensors. Citation: The Meka Robotics’ M1: A customizable human-like bot at $340,000 (2011, February 25) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-02-meka-robotics-m1-customizable-human-like.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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Tulum taxi hung up on rocks when driver fails to park properly

first_imgTulum, Q.R. — A Tulum taxi driver who forgot to apply his emergency hand brake found his car heading for the sea. Unable to dislodge the vehicle himself, the driver of the taxi requested assistance from transit police who in turn, called a tow truck. Elements of the transit police also invited the taxi driver to the office of la Dirección de Tránsito to claim his vehicle. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) The moving taxi was found hung up on rocks on a road at Punta Piedra as it made its way toward the water after the driver of the unit failed to apply the emergency brake when parking on a slope.last_img

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first_img Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more 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 Related Content September 20, 2017 — With the transition to a value-based healthcare model, and an industry ripe with consolidation, cross-enterprise imaging continues to grow in importance. In this ebook from Intelerad, five industry experts define cross-enterprise imaging, explain why it is important, and why it needs be on your radar.Chapters include:What is Cross-Enterprise Imaging? — Nadim Daher, principal analyst, Frost & Sullivan;The Business Case for Cross-Enterprise Imaging — Christopher McMillan, CEO, Diversified Radiology of Colorado;The Clinical Advantage of a Cross-Enterprise Imaging Workflow — Christopher M. Fleener, M.D., body/abdominal imaging specialist & president, Advanced Medical Imaging Consultants;Changes in the Market that are Causing a Greater Need for Cross-Enterprise Imaging — Advisory Board Company; andCross-Enterprise Imaging: What to Look for in a Solution — Jef Williams, managing partner, Paragon Consulting PartnersDownload the free ebook here.For more information: www.intelerad.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … 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 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 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 Sponsored Content | Whitepapers | September 22, 2017 Demystifying Cross-Enterprise Imaging: Industry Analysts & Thought Leaders Weigh In 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 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. 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 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 Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. 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 last_img read more

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Digital Mammography Increases Breast Cancer Detection

first_img News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more 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 Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. January 16, 2019 — The shift from film to digital mammography increased the detection of breast cancer by 14 percent overall in the United Kingdom without increasing the recall rate, according to a major new study appearing in the journal Radiology.1Digital mammography was introduced into clinical use more than 15 years ago and has been widely adopted due to the numerous advantages it has over its predecessor, screen film mammography.“Image quality with digital mammography is improved over that of screen film mammography,” said radiologist and study coauthor Rosalind M. Given-Wilson, MBBS, from St. Georges University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in London. “In particular, digital mammography provides the ability to visualize calcifications and see through denser tissue, and it allows the reader to adjust the image.”Given-Wilson and colleagues assessed digital mammography’s impact on cancer detection using data from the 80 facilities of the English National Health Service Breast Cancer Screening Program. The huge trove of data combined with estimates of digital mammography usage enabled the researchers to measure the effect of digital mammography in 11.3 million screening exams in women between the ages of 45 and 70.The overall cancer detection rate was 14 percent greater with digital mammography, with substantially higher detection of grade 1 and grade 2 invasive cancers — early-stage cancers that could advance to life-threatening disease if not detected and treated early enough.At first screening exams for women aged 45 to 52, digital mammography increased the overall detection rate by 19 percent. Importantly, the higher sensitivity of digital mammography did not increase the recall rate — the rate at which women are called back for additional screening based on suspicious results.“This improvement happened in the absence of other changes in the English screening program, such as a change in recall rate or introduction of computer-aided detection, so we can be clear that the increased rate of detection is due to the change in technology,” Given-Wilson said.Digital mammography increased the detection of some types of cancers more than others. For instance, digital mammography significantly increased the detection of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), an early-stage cancer confined to the milk ducts of the breast, at both first screens and subsequent screens.“These results confirm that digital mammography is superior to screen film mammography in finding invasive cancers and DCIS,” Given-Wilson said. “Women are more likely to have a cancer detected with a digital mammogram.”While digital mammography improved detection of grade 1 and 2 cancers, the researchers found no improvement in the detection of grade 3 invasive cancers. Grade 3 cancers are faster-growing and more likely to spread than grade 1 and 2 cancers.The researchers are looking at the radiological features of grade 3 cancers on digital mammography to see if optimizing the image for these lesions, which are often nonspecific and ill-defined soft tissue densities, can aid detection. They are also studying the relationship between grade 3 cancers and subsequent interval cancers, or cancers that appear between screenings.For more information: www.pubs.rsna.org/journal/radiologyReference1. Blanks R.G., Wallis M.G., Alison R., et al. Impact of Digital Mammography on Cancer Detection and Recall Rates: 11.3 Million Screening Episodes in the English National Health Service Breast Cancer Screening Program. Radiology, Dec. 11, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1148/radiol.2018181426 FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more News | Colonoscopy Systems | August 06, 2019 Rise in Early Onset Colorectal Cancer Not Aligned With Screening Trends A new study finds that trends in colonoscopy rates did not fully align with the increase in colorectal cancer (CRC) in… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more Related Content Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Mammography | January 16, 2019 Digital Mammography Increases Breast Cancer Detection U.K. study evaluates more than 11 million screening mammograms News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… 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 News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read morelast_img read more

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