Why in Gods name does it take the death of a 29yearold

first_img Source: Sky News/Twitter By Christina Finn Related Reads Apr 24th 2019, 6:51 PM 22.04.19 Friends of Lyra McKee put red handprints on dissident republican group’s office 26 Comments https://jrnl.ie/4605573 Image: Sky News/Screengrab Updated Apr 24th 2019, 7:52 PM A STANDING OVATION and a loud applause erupted at Lyra McKee’s funeral today when the priest openly challenged politicians at St Anne’s Cathedral in Belfast. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, UK Prime Minister Theresa May, Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley, Tánaiste Simon Coveney, DUP leader Arlene Foster and Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald were all in attendance this afternoon. Fr Martin Magill initially commended political leaders for gathering together in Creggan on Good Friday, but then asked: “Why in God’s name does it take the death of a 29-year-old woman with her whole life in front of her to get to this point?”Those attending the funeral today stood and applauded his words. Seeing people stand around them, politicians in the pews then also stood and applauded. Since the death of Lyra, who was shot in Derry last Thursday, pressure has been mounting on political parties to restore power-sharing at Stormont.  ‘Why in God’s name does it take the death of a 29-year-old woman to get to this point?’ – priest challenges politicians on NI stalemate It’s been over two years since the Northern Ireland institutions collapsed. With no functioning government, 30,516 Views “Why in God’s name does it take the death of a 29-year-old woman?”Catholic priest Martin Magill questions why it took Lyra McKee’s death to unite political leaders in Northern Ireland.Follow live updates from the service in Belfast here: https://t.co/dMNT2zzahB pic.twitter.com/ZivaZvDKtj— Sky News (@SkyNews) April 24, 2019 23.04.19 Lyra’s family: ‘A warm and innocent heart, she was the greatest listener, someone who had time for everyone’ Standing ovation breaks out at Lyra McKee’s funeral when priest challenges politicians about Northern Ireland stalemate. Share Tweet Email In a clear concise way he has said what I have heard all over Ireland, people want the Executive and the Assembly up and running, people want equality and they want good government they can have confidence in.  Wednesday 24 Apr 2019, 7:52 PM Standing ovation breaks out at Lyra McKee’s funeral when priest challenges politicians about Northern Ireland stalemate. Image: Sky News/Screengrab It’s been over two years since the Northern Ireland institutions collapsed. With no functioning government, the North is effectively being run by unelected civil servants who are operating with limited resources.Since the tragic death of Lyra, critics have called on politicians to get back around the table for talks. Responding to comments made by Fr Magill today, McDonald said she agreed with him, adding that the murder of Lyra “is outrageous”.  Political leaders should be working together.She added that Sinn Féin wants to see the full restoration of the institutions of the Good Friday Agreement and “wants to be in government making decisions on issues which impact on the lives of local people”.“We have told the British Prime Minister and the Taoiseach that the current situation of stalemate of no Executive or Assembly is untenable and cannot continue.“Sinn Féin is ready to play our full part in a serious and meaningful talks process which removes obstacles to power-sharing, delivers rights, and restores the Assembly,” she said in a statement. McDonald called on the UK and Irish governments to meet “with urgency” through the British Irish Intergovernmental Conference, in order “to provide solutions to the outstanding rights issues, which are at the heart of sustainable power sharing”.Arlene Foster also issued a statement this evening following talks with Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley and Tánaiste Simon Coveney. “For our part I want to ensure we can get down to business,” she said.“We all need to come to the table in a spirit of wanting to restore the Assembly and dealing with the issues which matter most to people.”Bradley has said she intends to hold discussions with Stormont’s party leaders this week in a bid to restore power-sharing.Yesterday, Coveney met Northern Ireland political parties to discuss the current political situation. 19.04.19 ‘They must be brought to justice’: Leaders of NI parties issue joint statement condemning killing of Lyra McKee Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more


Australian election 2016 Coalition closes on victory

first_imgA Coalition government is to be returned in Australia after one of the closest election results in recent history.Despite counting continuing in six seats that remain in doubt (three of which would enable the Coalition to form a majority government), yesterday Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull travelled to Melbourne to sure up further support from crossbench independents in the event of the need to form a minority government.At least one independent, Queensland MP Bob Katter, has agreed to offer “supply and confidence” to the Coalition in the event of a hung parliament. By Friday morning, with 83.1 per cent of votes counted, the Coalition was six seats ahead of Labor on 73 and 66 seats respectively. Seventy-six lower house seats are required to form a majority government. Independent and minor parties have won five seats.It is likely Labor will win the two-party-preferred vote across Australia, with the party’s showing bouyed by voters’ concerns over Medicare.Six electorates – Capricornia, Cowan, Flynn, Forde, Herbert and Hindmarsh – are yet to be called. In most of these seats Labor and the Coalition are split by less than one per cent of the vote, but the latest indications on Friday suggested at least two seats – Forde and Gilmore – will fall to the Coalition.Counting will continue over the weekend and into next week to decide the final results.SWINGS AND ROUNDABOUTS FOR GREEK AUSTRALIAN CANDIDATESJulia Banks takes Chisholm With 81 per cent of the votes counted in the Melbourne marginal seat of Chisholm, Julia Banks, the Liberal’s candidate, defeated Labor’s Stefanie Perri with a remarkable 2.9 per cent swing.Speaking to Neos Kosmos, the former Greek Australian lawyer said she was “very humbled” by the result and “excited about the opportunities ahead”. “I will work hard for the people of Chisholm as their parliamentary representative to ensure that our community is a great place to live so we can look to the future with confidence”. Ms Banks graciously acknowledge the campaign of her Labor opponent, Stefanie Perri, and thanked the retiring member for Chisholm, Anna Burke, “for her service to our community”. Joined by Malcolm Turnbull on Friday, Ms Banks introduced the PM to her mother, who she described as her greatest inspiration.“My mum is my greatest role model, always fighting for equal opportunity and gender and cultural diversity and to be representing the people of Chisholm – the third most culturally diverse electorate in this country – is just such a great honour,” she said.Mr Turnbull responded by saying Australia was “the most successful multicultural society in the world”.“You embody that. This is modern Australia. Our best assets are our people,” he said.Georganas neck and neck in Hindmarsh With a 1.9 per cent swing to Labor and 85 per cent of the votes counted, former Labor MP Steve Georganas is banking on absentee votes to get him over the line against the Liberal’s Matt Williams.Speaking to Neos Kosmos, Mr Georganas, who led by just 68 votes on Friday said: “We’re still in front, and while the postal votes don’t usually favour us, we’re hoping the absentee votes can counteract that. It’s trending as we predicted, the bulk of postal votes have been counted, and now there are over 7,000 to 8,000 absentee votes to count.”Mr Georganas added that the overriding lesson from the 2016 election and Labor’s resurgence was that voters distrust the Coalition’s policies and messages. “It’s shown people are not confident in Malcolm Turnbull, and they didn’t understand what he was talking about and that he has to clarify what he’s doing with Medicare.” With the voting count so tight, a final result may not be declared in Hindmarsh until next Friday.Adios Nic Varvaris A four per cent swing against Liberal incumbent Nicolas Varvaris has ended his one term as Barton’s MP in south Sydney, with Linda Burney the first Indigenous female lower house MP winning for Labor. Ms Burney secured 45,059 votes in comparison to Mr Varvaris’ 32,259 votes.No way back for Sophie Mirabella Sophie Mirabella’s political career may have finally run its course, with independent MP Cathy McGowan strengthening her hold on the former Liberal frontbencher’s seat of Indi. Ms McGowan scored a 4.4 per cent swing against her, according to the 81 per cent of votes counted. Ms McGowan secured 42,970 votes against Ms Mirabella’s’ 35,709 votes.Vamvakinou retains Calwell Veteran Labor MP Maria Vamvakinou has easily retained her seat of Calwell with a 4.5 per cent swing. With 72 per cent of the vote counted, Ms Vamvakinou held 69 per cent of the preference count compared to the Liberals’ John Hsu on 31 per cent.Ms Vamvakinou told Neos Kosmos she was “thrilled to have been returned”, adding that she looked forward to “a productive new term”. “Labor performed strongly and we have shown that the Australian people will not tolerate attacks on their way of life or their standard of living,” she said.Team Xenophon set for Senate threesome Nick Xenophon’s NXT party has picked up three seats on the Senate crossbench and in the Lower House, NXT’s Rebekha Sharkie has unseated former Liberal minister Jamie Briggs in the seat of Mayo.Downplaying earlier expectations that his party would be the decisive crossbench element in a new parliament, Senator Xenophon said: “There will hopefully be three senators from the Nick Xenophon Team, as well as Rebekha Sharkie in the seat of Mayo, and that’s a pretty good set of numbers for (me) to have a fairly powerful say (in parliament).” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more


515 WWE NXT Results Philadelphia Pennsylvania Night 2

first_imgFacebook What Is Ronda Rousey’s Dream Match? Twitter Now Playing Up Next Xavier Woods Dave Bautista will be a character in new video game, Finn Balor reveals new look Sasha Banks Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Alexa Bliss Google+ 5/15 WWE NXT Results: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania* Enzo Amore & Cass def. Tyler Breeze & Bull Dempsey.* Dana Brooke def. Alexa Bliss.* Baron Corbin def. Tommy Dreamer. Joey Styles introduced Dreamer to the live crowd.* Sasha Banks def. Becky Lynch, Baley & Charlotte to retain the WWE NXT Women’s Championship in a fatal four way match.* Blake & Murphy def. Jason Jordan & Solomon Crowe to retain the WWE NXT Tag Team Championships.* Finn Balor def. WWE NXT Champion Kevin Owens via DQ.Source: Prowrestling.netRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipSasha Banks Gets Cagey When Asked About Feud With Alexa BlissVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:27/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 54.26%0:03Remaining Time -0:24 FullscreenUp NextThis 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.Replay the list Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Videos Articlescenter_img Kevin Owens sends cryptic NXT messages after being “fired” on Smackdown Live Videos Articles Videos Articles WhatsApp Sasha Banks Gets Cagey When Asked About Feud With Alexa Bliss Now Playing Up Next Charlotte Flair And Becky Lynch Involved In Brawl At An Unlikely Location Now Playing Up Next WWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between Brands Now Playing Up Next International Superstar Shake-up Dates Confirmed WWE Superstar Finn Balor confirms marriage to FOX Sports Reporter Veronica Rodriguezlast_img read more


Airport Rehabilitation Project Has Moved Inside The Terminal

first_imgKenai City Manager Paul Ostrander: “We’re going to be upgrading the entire facility, it’s going to look much different then it did before, we are looking to modernize the whole facility.”   Some of the renovations include expanding the areas where passengers check in for their flights, expanding the baggage claim area, and a new roof for the building. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The 2018 Terminal Rehabilitation Project construction has moved inside the terminal building with additional sections of the lobby contained and blocked off at the Kenai Municipal Airport. Avis, Mossy Oak Properties, and Budget were moved to temporary locations at the south end the first week of January 2019. Airport Administration office has been moved to the south end by Brothers Cafe and Grant Aviation has been moved to the Administrative office.center_img The Terminal Improvement Project is estimated to cost nearly $12 million for construction. The City of Kenai will spend nearly $1.5 million, while the rest of the money comes from a Federal Aviation Administration grant. The rental car agencies located in the terminal will also each get a new office. Construction is scheduled to wrap up December 1, 2019.last_img read more


NOW HIRING 10 New Job Openings In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Full-Time General Merchandise Team Leader at TargetFull-Time Overnight Residential Counselor at NFI Massachusetts (Milestone)Full-Time Recruiter at VerizonFull-Time Database Administrator at Locus RoboticsFull-Time Driver’s License/Road Text Examiner at Registry of Motor VehiclesFull-Time Quality Assurance Auditor 1 at Charles River LabsFull-Time Accounting Associate 2 (Temporary) at L3 TechnologiesFull-Time Hi-Rel Business Development Manager at Heilind ElectronicsFull-Time/Part-Time Cashier at Cumberland FarmsFull-Time Preschool Teacher (Certified) at Little Sprouts(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: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of June 2, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 50 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of August 18, 2019)In “Business”last_img read more


Trump White House Wants to Talk About Race

first_imgBy Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, syoes@afro.comPerhaps sensing some sort of momentum with Black Americans in the wake of Kanye West’s seemingly ubiquitous, rambling, full embrace of Donald Trump, the president’s most obedient Black supporters are allegedly proposing a series of conversations about race.According to a report by Politico, Trump adviser Pastor Darrell Scott, of Cleveland, one of the president’s most loyal Blacks, has floated the idea of a series of summits on race with Black athletes, entertainers and Trump himself. Scott allegedly senses an opening with the Black community (which has typically polled single-digit approval of the 45th president) after rapper Kanye West tweeted his support of the GOP leader last week.President Donald Trump talks with White House Chief of Staff John Kelly in the Oval Office before the start of a National Day of Prayer event in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)He wrote: “You don’t have to agree with Trump but the mob can’t make me not love him. We are both dragon energy. He is my brother.”West’s embrace of Trump, which included the rapper wearing a Make America Great Again hat, has sparked the ire of maybe millions of Black Americans.West subsequently suggested earlier this week via social media and during an interview on TMZ that “slavery was a choice.” That comment seemed to enrage even more Black Americans and others.Nevertheless, Scott seems undeterred.“It’s going to be unscripted, unfiltered, blunt,” Scott said. “No topic is off the table.”No details or dates for the proposed race talks have been made public by Scott or the Trump White House.last_img read more


Jackson Not All to Blame as Ravens Season Ends in NFL Playoffs

first_imgBy Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer, mgray@afro.comBefore Lamar Jackson becomes the face of the NFL’s next generation of quarterbacks, he had to endure games like his first start in the playoffs. That Jackson was able to win six of his first seven starts with a gimmicky offense that his coach admitted he “didn’t know where it was headed” as it evolved, speaks volumes about his talent as a playmaker and less about his ability to become a championship quarterback.However, his fourth quarter performance with the game out of reach personified why he is the face of the Baltimore Ravens’ future.Despite a successful first season as quarterback, the Baltimore Ravens’ Lamar Jackson had a nervous performance at their first playoff game, which the team lost. (Courtesy Photo)Jackson picked the wrong time to play his worst game as the Ravens starting quarterback.  He was as culpable as anyone for Baltimore’s demise against the Los Angeles Chargers in the AFC Wildcard Game at M&T Bank Stadium, but there needs to be some temperance brought to the argument about whether Jackson is a franchise quarterback.All quarterbacks – especially rookies – struggle in their first postseason start.  It’s a rite of passage that accompanies the ascent up Vince Lombardi Mountain that Joe Flacco once scaled.  “The greatest quarterback in franchise history” will always be revered for his Super Bowl MVP season and three AFC Championship game appearances although his first playoff game was anything but legendary.Those who called for Flacco and booed Jackson in the fourth quarter, forget the outgoing Ravens quarterback completed only nine of 23 passes for 135 yards against the Miami Dolphins.  It was a team that was built to play defense and run the football. They rushed for 151 yards behind Willis McGahee and the immortal Le’Ron McClain while forcing five turnovers against a team that introduced the ill-fated, short lived “wildcat offense” that was ultimately faster than a Kevin Spacey Netflix series before it revolutionized pro football.Jackson didn’t play like a future hall of famer by any stretch. One day before his 22nd birthday he played nervous. Three fumbles, including the late game turnover that sealed their fate, will be the peripheral mosaic that fans take from the game. He passed for only 17 yards in the first half often looking dazed like a prize fighter who came to his corner after taking a standing eight count.However, Jackson must carry the blame for being overwhelmed by his first postseason moment, but the Ravens game plan didn’t put Jackson into a position to succeed either. The arrogance of their ignorance to maintain the same philosophy that worked three weeks earlier in Los Angeles was preposterous although seven penalties and a missed Justin Tucker field goal also helped dig a hole too deep to climb from.Harbaugh continues protecting offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, who remained committed to a rushing attack the Chargers adjusted for after seeing it previously. Los Angeles’ head coach Anthony Lynn and defensive coordinator Gus Bradley committed to stopping it with seven defensive backs, two linebackers, and three linemen all game. Mornhinweg had no answers to help the rookie quarterback succeed. They dared Baltimore to throw and they couldn’t while he was forced to stay in the pocket early on.Jackson passed for 17 yards in the first half and had only 30 into the fourth quarter.  He was 11 of 19 for 169 yards two touchdowns over the game’s final 9:23 after they allowed him to make plays outside the pocket despite a pedestrian group of receivers with average running backs nearly led them back from a 23-3 fourth quarter deficit.Teams don’t win championships organizations do. The Chargers exposed the Ravens championship warts and it’s now up to the front office to build a better team around Jackson.last_img read more


New Metal Gear Solid V patch reunites players with Quiet

first_imgThose who have played and beaten Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain know that female sniper, Quiet, can no longer be used on missions after a certain point in the game. Thanks to MGSV patch 1.06, however, players will be able to recruit Quiet even after completing the game.The patch notes, posted on Konami’s site, make no mention of being able to reunite with Quiet. This was actually revealed by eagle-eye Reddit users, who managed to figure out how to recruit her again. In order to get Quiet back, players will have to replay Mission 11 several times until the mission description is listed as [REUNION] instead of the usual [REPLAY]. The Redditor who originally figured this out had to replay the mission seven times before he was finally able to recruit Quiet once more.It should also be noted that you will only be given this option if you chose to let Quiet live when you originally faced off against her in Mission 11. If you chose to kill her, you’ll be out of luck here. Once you have her back, you can equip her with anything you had previously developed for her, as well as anything new you have developed that is compatible with her. This includes sniper rifles and outfits. Considering that you get some nifty outfits for Quiet shortly before you lose her, having her back to rock her Sniper Wolf outfit is very cool indeed.This is great news for players, since Quiet was one of the most useful allies you can bring with you to the field. While D-Dog was great at finding every single enemy, prisoner, and random plant in a map, he couldn’t snipe at foes the way Quiet could. Some of the boss battles are infinitely easier thanks to Quiet’s skill with a gun. Plus, it’s just nice having a human ally with you on the field (sorry, D-Dog and D-Horse).last_img read more


Several Big Drug Companies Considering Massive

first_img Drew Angerer Several Big Drug Companies Considering Massive Settlements… by NPR News Brian Mann, Colin Dwyer, Nick Castele 8.28.19 2:03pm Confronted with a torrent of lawsuits across the U.S., several major drug companies are in discussions with authorities to resolve thousands of opioid-related suits filed against them. A government source close to the negotiations tells NPR that Purdue Pharma, Johnson & Johnson, Endo International and Allergan are looking to cut deals.The health care giants are currently holding talks with attorneys general, attorneys representing local governments and Judge Dan Polster, who is overseeing the federal trial in Ohio, according to the source. Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost’s office confirmed only that he was in talks with Purdue, telling NPR that “Yost is at the table and actively engaged in discussions” with the OxyContin manufacturer.Johnson & Johnson wouldn’t confirm specifics of the Ohio talks, but the company sent NPR a statement saying that it “remains open to viable options to resolve these cases, including settlement.”Endo and Allergan have reached tentative settlement deals, the government source says.There are roughly 2,000 cases in the consolidated lawsuit, called the National Prescription Opiate Litigation, that is pending before a federal judge in Ohio. The sprawling Ohio case against 22 opioid manufacturers and distributors is expected to begin in October if the parties do not reach a settlement.Purdue Pharma has confirmed to NPR that global settlement talks are underway that would resolve all claims against the company. Published reports suggest the deal could involve payments of up to $12 billion and a bankruptcy process that would force the Sackler family to give up ownership of the company.News of the broader settlement negotiations comes two days after Johnson & Johnson lost a state opioid case in Oklahoma. The judge in that case awarded the state roughly $572 million to help it “abate the opioid crisis,” though Oklahoma had asked for much more — $17 billion — to fund a 30-year plan to combat opioid addiction.Judge Thad Balkman felt the state failed to offer “sufficient evidence of the amount of time and costs necessary [to the plan], beyond year one.”Still, in his ruling, Balkman asserted that by deceptively marketing its painkillers, the health care giant “caused an opioid crisis that is evidenced by increased rates of addiction, overdose deaths and neonatal abstinence syndrome in Oklahoma.”Johnson & Johnson has announced that it plans to appeal that judgment.Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit NPR.last_img read more


Mamata meets Swamy clears air on Tarakeswar Temple administration

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has clearly stated to BJP leader Subramanian Swamy that her government is not interfering in any religious activities of Tarakeswar Temple and only carrying out beautification of the nearby area. Swamy visited Banerjee in this connection at Nabanna where he held discussion with her. After the meeting, Swamy said: “I am very satisfied with what was discussed and she was very clear and forthright. She said very clearly that as far as Tarakeswar Temple is concerned, the religious activities will be entirely looked after by the trustees but beautification of the nearby areas will be carried out by the state Urban Development and Municipal Affairs department.” He further said: “Derek O’Brien is a very good friend. He has been very helpful in solving a problem. There was urban development scope in Tarakeswar Temple. Mamataji has now said very clearly that as per the administration of the temple is concerned it will be by the trustees. She said her administration is secular and will not interfere in religious activity.” Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsWhen asked if there was any political discussion, he said: “That always happens but there is nothing to report. Trinamool Congress MPs are regularly in touch with me when Parliament is in session. I am trying to find common grounds where we can take a united stand. For instance, now the Narendra Modi government has accepted my point of view and converted the private limited company of GSTN into a government-owned firm, one which I wanted from the very beginning.”last_img read more


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first_img News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | July 10, 2019 Insightec’s Exablate Neuro Approved With GE Signa Premier MRI in U.S. and Europe GE Healthcare and Insightec announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and CE mark for Insightec’s… read more Related Content Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… 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. Two brain metastases from primary lung cancer are contrast enhanced in the brain of a 61-year-old male. Speakers at AHRA 2019 will state that ProHance and other macrocyclic MR agents present a very low risk to patients. Images courtesy of Bracco 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 Technology | Contrast Media | July 15, 2019 FDA Approves Bayer’s Gadavist Contrast for Cardiac MRI in Adult Coronary Artery Disease Patients The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Gadavist injection for use in cardiac magnetic resonance… read more News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | July 16, 2019 AAPM 2019 Features More Than 40 Presentations on ViewRay’s MRIdian MRI-guided Radiotherapy ViewRay Inc. announced that the company’s MRIdian System is the focus of more than 40 abstracts selected by the… read more 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 | 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 | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 01, 2019 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Medical Device Safety in MRI Environment The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new draft guidance titled Testing and Labeling Medical Devices for… read more News | Neuro Imaging | July 05, 2019 Delta T1 Maps Provide Quantitative, Automated Solution to Assess Brain Tumor Burden Imaging Biometrics LLC (IB) a subsidiary of IQ-AI Ltd., is highlighting a recently published study in the American… read more Technology | October 19, 2011 GE Launches GEM Suite Coil Technology in U.S. October 19, 2011 — GE Healthcare announced the United States launch of the GEM Suite (Geometry Embracing Method) of surface coils, designed for use with the Optima MR450w 1.5T wide bore magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system. Syracuse Orthopedic Solutions is the first United States site to install the technology.Designed to help maximize patient comfort, the GEM Suite features ergonomic design, flexible lightweight material, padding and comfort tilt positioning. Together, they embrace the patient and help to enable high image quality for small field of view (FOV) detail studies and whole-body reviews. “SOS needed a new solution for our claustrophobic and large individuals,” said James Colone, director of medical imaging and DME services at Syracuse Orthopedic Solutions.  “Our previous solution was a .7T Open MR. It was the best solution in 2003, but with the recent introduction of the Optima MR450w wide bore 70 cm bore in a 1.5T unit, we realized that we could now perform exams of outstanding quality on this population of patients with greater comfort. The addition of the GEM coil package brought this unit to a new level of comfort for the patients and ease of use for the technologists. The technologists now actually have more options for positioning the patients with fewer coils. The GEM Suite coils are flexible so they conform to the patient’s body and we especially like the Comfort Tilt head/neck coil that finally allows us to comfortably scan kyphotic patients.”The combined features of the entire suite are designed to facilitate high resolution, signal-to-noise (SNR) imaging from the top of the head down to the feet; they also maximize patient comfort across many different shapes, sizes and situations.In general, a significant amount of patient motion during an MR exam is the result of discomfort or anxiety. By addressing the sources of discomfort and anxiety, the new technology aims to help reduce patient motion and improve the quality of the exam.Covering 98 percent of all exam types, the GEM coils can be used individually or combined to provide head to toe patient coverage. They enable automatic selection of the configuration that best fits the selected region of interest. It includes a total 205 cm scanning range, feet-first scanning in all supported exams, and design features to embrace patients of a wide variety of shapes and sizes.The GEM suite comprises a set of receive-only radio frequency surface coils including the express table and posterior array, the head and neck unit, the anterior array, the peripheral vascular/lower extremity array and flex coils. For more information: www.gehealthcare.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Feature | Contrast Media | July 18, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How To Manage Risk in the MR Suite Macrocyclic contrast agents have the best safety profile of all the magnetic resonance (MR) contrast media that are n read more last_img read more


How you like us now Bryan Ruiz Costa Rica shock Italy 10

first_imgCosta Rica team captain Bryan Ruiz reacts after scoring his goal at the 44th minute against Italy to put the Ticos ahead 1-0. With the goal, Ruiz quieted his many critics and moved Costa Rica to the knockout round of the World Cup for the second time ever. Facebook Comments Related posts:Giancarlo González, Costa Rica’s unsung hero of the World Cup, heads to Italy in $5 million deal La Sele unveils first roster under Óscar Ramírez La Sele announces 23-man roster for Copa América tournament Copa America Group A: Costa Rica faces stiff oppositionlast_img read more


Wildcat spotted high up a tree

first_imgThere are animals aplenty in residential areas these days, but you wouldn’t expect a Serval Wildcat to be one of them.However, a resident of Beacon Road spotted one of these hunters in a tree yesterday morning (Tuesday). Mrs Francis van Aswegen heard a huge commotion going on outside, with her dogs barking and also the pigeons and chickens making a racket in her neighbours’ yard.She didn’t really bother about it until she noticed crows and vultures flying above her neighbours’ tree. That’s when she looked up and saw a fully-grown Serval sitting high in the branches above her.The wildcat was up in the tree from the morning, possibly looking to hunt the pigeons and chickens kept in a pen at the house next door.Mrs van Aswegen’s neighbour, who owns the chickens and pigeons, said he noticed that the number of pigeons has decreased and also found one that was half-eaten in his yard.The Serval stayed up in the tree the whole day on Tuesday and made its getaway at night when it was safe to escape from its hideaway. It is rare to see a wildcat in a residential area, but this one was obviously there to hunt. It seems that the Serval felt threatened by the barking dogs and made its way up the tree for safety.The expert eye of a Facebook reader spotted the fact that the wildcat is not a Serval, but a Spotted Genet.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsitelast_img read more


Iraq releases body of US contractor after dispute

first_img(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Men’s health affects baby’s health too New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family “No way will there be a compromise,” Salahuddin said last Thursday.Copeland’s family, however, just as adamantly refused to allow one, saying the autopsy should be performed in the U.S.“We had absolutely no knowledge of the capabilities of the facilities and personnel that would be utilized in Iraq and were much more comfortable knowing that the autopsy would be conducted here in the U.S.,” Brent Berry, Copeland’s cousin, said in a June 24 email to The Associated Press.“It has been incredibly difficult for the family to hold it together during the last two weeks not knowing what happened to Michael and not knowing when, or if, he will ever be returned to U.S. soil,” he said.Americans grew used to seeing the flag-draped caskets of dead soldiers returning from battle after more than eight years of sending a U.S. military force to Iraq. Nearly 4,500 U.S. troops died in Iraq from the initial invasion in March 2003 to the final withdrawal last December. More than 2,000 American contractors also died in that period.The military’s departure from Iraq brought the end of legal immunities and other benefits, putting the Americans who remain in a new and often uncomfortable position of adhering to laws and customs that previously were bypassed with the help of the U.S. military’s influence. Comments   Share   Top Stories Copeland’s case is a snapshot of the new reality of working in Iraq for Americans who, over the years, were accustomed to vast privileges and influence that disappeared when the U.S. troops left.Officials said Copeland, of Colbert, Okla., moved to Iraq within the last month to take a job on an aviation project with DynCorp International under a State Department contract. His body was found in his bed on June 9, family members said. No foul play was suspected.Under Iraqi law, as in other countries, local authorities must issue a death certificate before releasing a body to survivors outside the country. The documents must state a cause of death. In Copeland’s case, the former Marine showed no obvious signs of trauma or illness.A small number of other contractors died in Iraq this year before Copeland, officials said, although they didn’t give an exact figure. But the cause of death was obvious in their cases.The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad does not have a medical examiner on staff to do autopsies. So Iraq’s Health Ministry initially insisted on doing an autopsy on Copeland before allowing the Americans to repatriate his remains.Monjid Salahuddin, the ministry’s Forensic Department director, said last week the autopsy was needed according to Iraqi law because the cause of death was “ambiguous.” Associated PressBAGHDAD (AP) – The body of an American contractor who was found dead in Baghdad was flown back to the U.S. on Tuesday after a two-week bureaucratic debate over whether the Iraqi government would perform an autopsy on his remains.Officials said Michael David Copeland, 37, is among a handful of Americans working for the U.S. government to die in Iraq since December. That’s when a security agreement between the two nations expired, eliminating immunities that shielded the U.S. military from local laws. Officials at the U.S. State Department and in Congress initially had little success in getting the Iraqis to budge on Copeland’s autopsy. Iraq’s government vehemently defends its sovereignty and for years has been sensitive to the perception that it bends to U.S. demands.Within the last two days, however, U.S. and Iraqi officials reached a compromise to review the case and determine Copeland died of natural causes. Copeland was quietly flown out of Iraq late Tuesday afternoon before the government could change its mind.“Mr. Copeland’s remains have departed Iraq en route to the United States,” the U.S. Embassy said in a statement Tuesday afternoon.___Follow Lara Jakes on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/larajakesAP Parents, stop beating yourself up Sponsored Stories 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breacheslast_img read more


International Airlines Group signs massive Boeing 737 order in Paris

first_imgNewerAzamara reveals largest ever pre- and post-cruise land programme OlderNakheel chairman Lootah greets Vietnamese delegation in Dubai International Airlines Group has signed a letter of intent with Boeing for 200 Boeing 737 aircraft to join its fleet. The deal is subject to formal agreement.The mix of 737-8 and 737-10 aircraft would be delivered between 2023 and 2027 and would be powered by CFM Leap engines. It is anticipated that the aircraft would be used by a number of the group’s airlines including Vueling, Level and British Airways at London Gatwick airport.The deal is a long-term vote of confidence in the plane, which is currently grounded following crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia.ADVERTISEMENTWillie Walsh, IAG chief executive, said: “We’re very pleased to sign this letter of intent with Boeing and are certain that these aircraft will be a great addition to IAG’s short-haul fleet.“We have every confidence in Boeing and expect that the aircraft will make a successful return to service in the coming months having received approval from the regulators”.The list price is approximately US$117 million for the Boeing 737-8 and US$131 million for the 737-10.The list price is the sum of the airframe list price, engine option list price and the price of optional features against which price concessions are made. However, IAG will have negotiated a substantial discount from the list price.IAG is the parent company of Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia, Vueling and Level and flies more than 113 million passengers a year combined. The group has been a long-time operator of Boeing twin-aisle airplanes. Earlier this year, IAG group committed to and finalized a major order for Boeing’s newest long-haul model, the 777X, to complement its fleet of current-generation 777s and new 787 Dreamliners. In the single-aisle segment, IAG and its affiliates used to operate Classic 737 aircraft. Today, its fleet is almost exclusively Airbus A320 family aircraft. In selecting the 737 Max, IAG said it will fly a combination of the 737 MAX 8, which seats up to 178 passengers in a two-class configuration, and the larger 737 Max 10 jet, which can accommodate as many as 230 passengers. The airline did not disclose a specific split between the two Max models.“We are truly honoured and humbled by the leadership at International Airlines Group for placing their trust and confidence in the 737 Max and, ultimately, in the people of Boeing and our deep commitment to quality and safety above all else,” said Boeing Commercial Airplanes president, Kevin McAllister.  “We are delighted that the IAG team recognised the superior qualities of the 737 Max and has indicated an intention to return to the Boeing 737 family. “We look forward to building on our long-standing partnership with IAG for many years to come.”last_img read more


Green future for asbestos site

first_imgBy Bejay BrowneFormer military barracks to become a university campusThe Limassol village of Kato Polemidia has ambitious plans to turn a huge asbestos-ridden former British military barracks into a university campus complete with student residences and parks.Community leader Nikos Anastasiou said the local council’s plans to build a university town can progress now that the tender process for the removal of toxic asbestos from abandoned Berengaria has opened.“We are delighted that after a long time, huge efforts and planning, our wish for the asbestos removal and the demolition of the buildings in Berengaria will come to fruition and will put an end to the many problems we have faced for the last 18 years in Polemidia,” he told the Sunday Mail.The wrecked buildings where asbestos is in the roofs and internal and external walls (Charalambous Theopemptou)Asbestos from Berengaria will be taken to the defunct asbestos mine at Amiandos at Troodos, a process which could get underway by late summer or early autumn, he said.Kato Polemidia is in a prime location close to Limassol while Berengaria remains unexploited due to the presence of asbestos.“Our vision is to transform Polemidia to a university town. We want to create a modern university campus with hall of residences, athletic facilities and other business centres that will lift and develop this long-neglected area,” he said.” We want to take Polemidia to a different higher level.”The government has prepared a tender for the commencement of the works with an initial estimation of 9.5 million euros, within a timeframe of three years.Responsible government departments have drawn up a detailed and analytical tender, taking into consideration all possible risks and hazards involved in demolishing the existing buildings to protect both workers and residents living around Berengaria, as well as the environment in general.Anastasiou said that once cleaned, the huge area which covers 260,000 square metres will contribute significantly to improving Polemidia and create a beautiful and healthy environment.Berengaria was built for British military personnel. In the 1950s and 1960s, houses, a church, a school and a cinema were all built using asbestos materials before people became aware of its dangers and harmful effects.British soldiers and their families lived in Berengaria until 1999 when the families were moved to a new housing estate within the British base of Episkopi. In 2010, it became the property of the Cyprus government.Anastasiou said that since the personnel moved out, the area has been left neglected and abandoned, causing many problems to the surrounding neighbourhoods.The community leader said his plans for the area include keeping 20 per cent as a green area.“We would also like a further 40 per cent to be used for the Cyprus University of Technology in Limassol and the remaining 40 per cent we would have to develop to cover the costs of the park and the halls of residence.”The community’s plans have the support of the Green party. The presence of asbestos and the urgent need to dispose of it has long been a concern for Charalambous Theopemptou, Green party MP.He supports plans to create student accommodation on the site, adding that a current footpath connecting the area to Limassol could easily include a cycle path which would be ‘great’ for the university.But the asbestos is his main priority.“Asbestos is apparent in the roofs, internal and external walls and is everywhere. They also used it inside walls for insulation,” he said.Abandoned buildings are now collapsing and the nearby residents are concerned about the effect asbestos fibres may have on their health.Theopemptiou said that according to the government tender, the removal of the asbestos will see it wrapped up, packed and sealed on site, before being taken to the former asbestos mine where it will be stored. The MP said that previous concerns regarding the management of the disposal site have been allayed and that enough room is available in the defunct mine to safely store the deadly mineral.The Amiandos mine opened in 1904 and operated until 1988. The height of its production was in the 1930s, where it employed around 6,000 people.It falls within a section of the Troodos mountains, which is part of an extensive reforestation project that will be completed by 2030, after heavy mining scarred the landscape.There are strict procedures in place to ensure the safe disposal of asbestos and lengthy guidelines relating to the project are outlined in the tender, said Theopemptou.He said that the project is a huge one, with pages and pages included in the tender which will operate strict criteria. The site will be closed off during the works and strict health and safety measures will be in place during removal, to ensure that the nearby residents are protected.A total of 194 residential units will be demolished, as will building infrastructure such as school halls, recreation buildings, a cinema, offices, workshops, shops and ancillary buildings.Transforming Berengaria will be a long, painstaking process, but Kato Polemidia is looking to the future.“The entire community is looking forward to a new beginning for Berengaria, with beautiful green areas and public parks and a separate green area which will be a dedicated dog park,” said Anastasiou.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppGet Maximum Privacy with Minimum EffortFigLeaf Beta AppUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoTotal Battle – Online Strategy GameIf You’re PC User This Strategy Game Is A Must-Have!Total Battle – Online Strategy GameUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoTwo arrested in connection with attempted murderUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more


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