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FA Cup When is the FA Cup fifth-round draw? Time, TV info & everything you need to know Last updated 1 year ago 18:10 1/29/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty FA Cup Cardiff City v Manchester City Cardiff City Manchester City While all the participants are not yet known, the draw for the next stage is due to take place and Goal brings you everything you need to know There has already been plenty of drama in the 2017-18 FA Cup as the competition moves into the fifth-round stage.The fourth round saw a few upsets, some VAR controversy as well as a few of the bigger names steam-rolling lower league opponents.The ‘magic of the cup’ still exists as some of the Premier League’s biggest names have already been knocked out, including Arsenal and Liverpool. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player With the fifth-round draw not far away, Goal brings you everything you need to know about it.WHEN IS THE FA CUP FIFTH-ROUND DRAW?The draw for the fifth round of the FA Cup will take place on Monday, January 29.It is set to take place at approximately 19:20 GMT, during the BBC One broadcast of the One Show.When will the FA Cup fifth-round matches take place?Once the draw is made, teams will have a number of weeks to prepare for their respective ties, with games scheduled to take place during the weekend of February 17 and 18. In the third and fourth rounds, the bulk of the games were played on the Saturday of the weekend, but a handful of games were pencilled in for Friday, Sunday and Monday.WHAT TEAMS ARE IN THE FA CUP FIFTH-ROUND DRAW?A total of 16 teams will progress to the fifth round of the competition but at the time of the draw there will be more names in the hat due to the fact that four ties are still undecided.There will be four replays as Tottenham were forced to stage a late comeback against League Two side Newport, while Huddersfield Town could not overpower Championship strugglers Birmingham City.The fourth round sprung some shocks including West Brom’s 3-2 win over Liverpool at Anfield and Wigan knocking out West Ham.Sheffield Wednesday were the first team to book their place in the fifth round thanks to a 3-1 win over Reading, while Yeovil Town were no match for Manchester United, who handed a competitive debut to new signing Alexis Sanchez.FA Cup fifth-round draw numbers: No. Team No. Team 1 West Brom 9 Millwall/Rochdale 2 Leicester City 10 Southampton 3 Huddersfield Town / Birmingham City 11 Brighton 4 Notts County / Swansea City 12 Wigan Athletic 5 Manchester United 13 Hull City 6 Sheffield Wednesday 14 Newport County / Tottenham 7 Manchester City 15 Chelsea 8 Coventry City 16 Sheffield United You can see the full breakdown of the fourth-round results in our comprehensive competition guide here.HOW TO WATCH THE FA CUP FIFTH-ROUND DRAWViewers will have two options if they wish to watch the FA Cup fifth-round draw live.BBC One will broadcast the event on the One Show, while it can also be streamed on BBC iPlayer in the UK.
HALIFAX — Canada’s largest and most lucrative lobster fishery is slated to get started Saturday off Nova Scotia’s southwest coast, where about 5,200 fishermen are geared up for what is expected to be another profitable season — thanks in part to Donald Trump. “The market keeps increasing, especially in China,” said Bernie Berry, president of the Coldwater Lobster Association, based in Yarmouth, N.S. “From a fisherman’s perspective, we’re expecting a good shore price … It looks like a very positive outlook.”Berry, a fisherman for 39 years, has plenty of reasons to be optimistic.Demand from Canada’s largest export market, the United States, remains strong, thanks to a healthy U.S. economy and a weak Canadian dollar.As well, the industry is benefiting from the American president’s ongoing trade war with China, which prompted the Chinese government in July to impose a 25 per cent import tariff on many U.S. goods — including lobster.“It makes it very hard for the Americans … to get their product into China,” said Berry, whose group represents fishermen aboard 970 boats in Lobster Fishing Area 34, which extends off the western edge of Nova Scotia.His group decided Thursday to start setting their traps Saturday after rough weather delayed the start of the season, which was supposed to open on Monday. Another 700 boats from LFA 33, which extends from the Halifax region to the province’s southwestern tip, are also ready to drop their traps on Saturday.In economic terms, it’s difficult to overstate the value of the industry, which tops every other Canadian seafood business in terms of landed value. It employs about 30,000 harvesters in the Atlantic provinces and Quebec, where there are about 40 lobster fishing areas.However, the two zones off southwestern Nova Scotia are by far the biggest producers.Together, they accounted for 35 per cent of the $1.4-billion worth of Canadian lobster harvested last year.They hauled in 31,800 tonnes in 2017-18, generating a landed value of $502 million — the second-largest landed value on record. In 2015, they caught 39,000 tonnes valued at a record $567 million.In 2016, auto dealerships in southwestern Nova Scotia reported strong sales, with at least one dealer saying it wasn’t unusual to see lobster fishermen paying $65,000 in cash for a new pickup.As well, local boat builders have reported a growing backlog on orders for vessels worth upwards of $500,000.Even though landings in southwest Nova Scotia have doubled since the late 1990s, demand for the tasty crustaceans has kept pace and the lobster population appears to be in good shape — thanks in part to a lack of predators, like cod.Last year, Canada exported 21-million kilograms of live lobster to the United States, and about 10-million kilograms to China.Geoff Irvine, executive director of the Lobster Council of Canada, said the Chinese tariff on U.S. lobster has provided a big boost for the Canadian industry.“The Chinese, basically, stopped buying U.S. lobster,” said Irvine, whose advocacy group represents harvesters, live shippers, processors and First Nations. “They needed lobster, and they started buying (more) from Canada. That has caused quite a dramatic jump.”Published reports have suggested some American lobster buyers are shipping their lobster into Canada, where they are being labelled as a Canadian product to avoid the Chinese tariff.Meanwhile, Canada’s year-old free trade deal with the European Union, which reduced an eight per cent tariff on live lobster to zero, has led to a 55 per cent increase in exports to Europe, according to federal figures.“In Europe, we have a very strong advantage over the Americans,” said Berry, noting that the tariff remains in place for U.S. lobster.Amid all of this good news, fishermen in southwest Nova Scotia are expecting a good price at the dock for their catches. When two other lobster fishing areas opened in the Bay of Fundy earlier this fall, fishermen were getting at least $7 per pound, Berry said.“That bodes well for us,” he said, adding that prices at this time last year were hovering around $5.50 — a price that allows fishing boat captains to turn a profit.Earlier this month, Nova Scotians were reminded of the growing importance of live lobster exports to China when a Boeing 747 cargo jet operated by SkyLease Cargo overshot a runway at Halifax Stanfield International Airport. No one was seriously injured, but a 120-tonne shipment of live lobster had to find another flight to Asia.In August, airport officials announced SkyLease would be operating two flights a week for First Catch, a Chinese-owned seafood freight forwarding company.Michael MacDonald, The Canadian Press
Oh, no. With each day I’m more and more at odds with the culture around me. The old-fart thing is creeping in in a big way. I lament a time when there were different genres of music. When I was a kid, there were a whole bunch of different styles. Now everything is dance music.Don’t get me wrong, I quite like a lot of electronic music. But I’m 35 years old, so for me the artistic and cultural apex of Western culture was 1998 or something. That’s when all my favourite shit happened. The Hip was the first concert I went to. You don’t ever forget that stuff.The Hip have put out so many amazing albums over the years. Why Up to Here?Up To Here I can play A to Z, start to finish, on repeat all the time. I dig how young they were when they made it, and I think history’s already been quite kind to it—but it will ultimately be viewed as one of the more important albums in Canadian music history. Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitter Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement You may recognize Jay Baruchel as the Zeppelin-crazed, fast-mouthed fan in Almost Famous, or in Judd Apatow’s prototypical geek in Undeclared, or as any one of the often-idiosyncratic characters he’s played over the years. The Ottawa-born, Montreal-raised actor got his start nearly two decades ago, and has continued to make his hometown(s) proud ever since.We called up the NDG native to find out which albums, films and books he’s most proud to call Canadian—all of which you can find on iTunes.ALBUMSRemission, Skinny PuppyYanqui U.X.O., by Godspeed You! Black EmperorWatch Out, by AlexisonfireOld Crows/Young Cardinals, by AlexisonfireThe Audio of Being, Matthew Good BandUp to Here, The Tragically HipTactical Neural Implant, Front Line AssemblyI take it, from this list, that you’re not a big fan of mainstream pop?
MONTRÉAL, Jan. 22, 2019 – Cultural infrastructure provides work and presentation spaces for Canadian artists, in addition to making arts and culture more accessible to the public. Supporting upgrades to these creative spaces is important to the Government of Canada.Marc Miller, Member of Parliament (Ville-Marie–Le Sud-Ouest–Île-des-Soeurs) and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, today announced $600,000 in funding for Productions Réalisations Indépendantes de Montréal (PRIM). Mr. Miller made this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism.This support, provided through the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund, will allow the organization to revamp its facilities to improve and increase its services to media artists. Quotes“Thanks to PRIM’s renovation project, many media artists will have modern workspaces to do what they love. The Government of Canada knows that access to quality cultural spaces is an essential part of the creative process. We are pleased to support PRIM in this important project.”—The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism“The City of Montréal is known worldwide for its talented media artists. This reputation is thanks in no small part to organizations like PRIM that provide artists with unparalleled guidance and facilities to do their work. I am thrilled that the Government of Canada is supporting this project, which will help establish a highly creative and innovative work environment.”—Marc Miller, Member of Parliament (Ville-Marie–Le Sud-Ouest–Île-des-Soeurs) and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations“We are very pleased and proud to be able to carry out this project that is essential to help us adapt to the new methods and approaches of our independent artists, improve our support services, and establish an infrastructure that measures up to their talents and standards.”—Khoa Lê, President of the Board of Directors, PRIMQuick FactsFounded in 1981, PRIM is a non-profit organization with a dual mandate: to support the production of contemporary media works and to actively participate in the training and professionalism of independent media artists.By offering programs that support creation and offer access to state-of-the-art facilities, PRIM contributes to the annual production of about 100 media art works, which involves the work of 250 artists.The project involves renovating and upgrading rooms in the PRIM building located at 2180 Fullum Street in Montréal. There are plans to expand the building from the inside and to add several rooms, such as a sound lab, a video art studio, a room for professional training, and a collaborative workspace.Specialized creation and production equipment will be installed in the new spaces. All of these upgrades will allow PRIM to make the best use of their spaces.The Canada Cultural Spaces Fund supports the improvement of physical conditions for arts, heritage, culture and creative innovation. The fund supports renovation and construction projects, the acquisition of specialized equipment and feasibility studies related to cultural spaces.Associated LinksProductions Réalisations Indépendantes de MontréalCanada Cultural Spaces Fund Twitter Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — The Latest on the Group of 20 summit (all times local):6:50 a.m.German Chancellor Angela Merkel is finally on her way to Argentina for the Group of 20 summit after a technical problem with her plane forced her to change plans and stay overnight in Bonn.Merkel’s office says she and a small delegation, including the finance minister, took a different government plane to Madrid on Friday morning, and then boarded a commercial flight to Buenos Aires.Merkel was en route Thursday night on an air force plane, but turned around over the Netherlands after the captain reported a technical problem.The plane was diverted to the Cologne/Bonn airport and landed without incident.The problem is being investigated but the air force says it appears to have been an electrical issue that could have affected the radio system and a fuel system.___2 a.m.Heads of state from the world’s leading economies were invited to the Group of 20 summit to discuss development, infrastructure and investment. As the gathering officially kicks off Friday, those themes seem like afterthoughts, overshadowed by contentious matters from the U.S.-China trade dispute to the conflict over Ukraine.Also expected to loom large are tensions between longtime allies the United States and Europe, the gruesome slaying of a dissident Saudi journalist and how the Saudi crown prince who is alleged to have ordered the killing is received by world leaders.The U.S., Canada and Mexico also are supposed to sign a trade deal replacing the North American Free Trade Agreement that was struck following months of tough negotiations that analysts say left a bitter taste among the partners.The Associated Press
“Killings in Bangui (the capital) and in the rest of the country continue every day, and the population remains divided along religious affiliation,” Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman told the Security Council in a briefing on the impoverished nation, where thousands of people are estimated to have been killed, nearly 1 million driven from their homes, and 2.2 million, about half the population, need humanitarian aid.“Access to residential neighbourhoods in Bangui is controlled either by ‘anti-Christian’ or ‘anti-Muslim’ checkpoints, manned by armed civilians. Similarly, localities outside Bangui like Bossangoa, Bouar, Bozoum and Paoua, among others, witness atrocities on a daily basis, including direct clashes between the Christian and Muslim communities,” Mr. Feltman said.CAR was thrown into turmoil when mainly Muslim Séléka rebels launched attacks a year ago and forced President François Bozizé to flee in March. A transitional government has since been entrusted with restoring to peace and paving the way for democratic elections, but armed between ex-Séléka and Christian anti-balaka militias have escalated significantly in the past two weeks.Now lack of security, funding and access is hampering efforts by the UN and its partners to bring relief, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported today.“The violence and the atrocities in the CAR must stop,” Mr. Feltman said. “Those in positions of authority or influence must do more to end violence and halt grave violations against civilians, including children.“Attacks against humanitarian personnel, and the use of civilian spaces such as schools and hospitals for military purposes must also end. I ask the Council to again remind all parties to the conflict of their responsibilities under International Humanitarian and Human Rights Law and to ensure that all those responsible for violations are held to account.”Mr. Feltman noted that the Transitional authorities’ inability to curb widespread Séléka human rights abuses and violations against Christians over the past year contributed to the gradual transformation of local self-defense groups, the anti-Balaka, into a full-blown rebellion. “As a result of its predominantly Muslim composition, Séléka abuses against the Christian populations in the CAR were quickly interpreted as a religious conflict pitting Muslims against Christians,” he added. “On the other hand, the frustration of Muslim communities in the CAR is the result of years of marginalization by the successive Governments since the country’s independence over 50 years ago. For instance, while the Muslim community represents an estimated 20 per cent of the total population of the CAR, no Muslim holidays are observed officially by the country.”Now, nearly one in every two inhabitants of Bangui has been driven from their homes, some 513,000 in all, of whom 100,000 are at a makeshift camp at the airport where OCHA reported that insecurity has made it hard to provide essential services, including an emergency vaccination campaign against measles, which started across the country on 3 January.For the first time in CAR’s history people have felt obliged on account of their religion to leave the country for fear for their lives, and several nearby countries including Cameroon, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Niger, Nigeria and Senegal, have repatriated tens of thousands of their citizens, the vast majority of them Muslims, Mr. Feltman said.“Those displaced urgently need protection and shelter, as well as access to water, healthcare, food, basic supplies, and sanitation and hygiene services,” he declared. “NGO (non-government organizations) partners and staff of UN humanitarian agencies, funds and programmes have remained in CAR to deliver assistance, in what is a very dangerous and unpredictable environment. “The increase in violence last month has exacerbated the needs… Despite the tremendous efforts of humanitarians on the ground, needs continue to outpace the response. Violence and insecurity has forced many to flee into the forests and out of reach of aid. Lack of funding has also constrained the response and threatens to further inhibit humanitarian operations unless funding is urgently received.”He noted that the UN World Food Programme (WFP), which provided over 1.7 metric tons of food to nearly 250,000 people in December, will be 90 per cent depleted in CAR by February without additional contributions. The UN humanitarian Country Team, meanwhile, has developed a 100-day plan requiring $152 million to rapidly scale up life-saving assistance and protection. Mr. Feltman praised the quick deployment of African Union (AU) and French forces which prevented the situation from degenerating to higher levels of conflict and atrocities. The UN is currently working with the AU on organizing a donors’ conference in Addis Ababa on 1 February to help the AU force as to reach its authorized strength of 6,000.On a more positive note, he cited some progress on the issue of elections with the adoption of a new electoral code, and the swearing in of the seven-member National Electoral Authority (NEA), which brings together representatives of civil society, the political parties and the Government, with the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in CAR (BINUCA)providing technical and logistics support.But he returned again to the humanitarian toll of the conflict. “As I mentioned at the outset, nearly half the population needs humanitarian assistance,” he said stressing that women and children, constituting the most vulnerable group in the society, have been disproportionally affected among the more than 935,000 people now sleeping outside or in temporary spaces.“There is a very real risk that the crisis could spread beyond the country’s borders and further destabilize the region,” he declared in summing up the situation in CAR and pledging that the UN “will continue to do its best to prevent the situation in the CAR from unravelling further and human rights abuses and violations to reach unthinkable levels, ensure humanitarian aid for the most vulnerable, and return the country to constitutional order.”
Dean BombachandballPick Szeged One of the best Slovenian playmakers, able to play also on left back position, Dean Bombac (25) will join Hungarian second best team Pick Szeged from the next summer! Ex-player of Cimos Koper, began season in Belarus, where he signed contract with HC Dinamo Minsk, but after banrkuptcy, he decided to finish season in French team Aix.He was also linked with RK Metalurg and Wisla Plock. ← Previous Story Tatran Presov – new leader of SEHA GAZPROM SSL Next Story → STORM IS OVER: Jan Pytlick thinks about WCh 2015
The teams that will participate in the group stage in the Champions League are now all known. After Saturday’s Motor Zaporozhye victory and their spot in the CL, on Sunday two more teams booked their tickets in the CL. Turkish Besiktas JK have done a great feat by easily beating Romanian Constanta with 34:25 (18:12), while Meshkov Brest had a really hard task against Tatran Presov. In a very close game, the Belarussian side took a hard-fought 26:24 (12:12) win, which will see them play the most elite competition in Europe.Scores: Constanta 25:24 Besiktas, Meshkov 26:24 Tatran Presov, Hassel 26:35 Haslum, Eurotech 25:30 Vojvodina besiktas jkbjkhc constantaHCM ConstantaMeshkov BrestTatran Presov ← Previous Story IHF SUPER GLOBE 2014: El Jaish, Esperance and Flensburg win opening matches Next Story → Bundesliga (Round 4): First victory for Friesenheim!
THE OPPORTUNITY to take on Celtic at the Aviva Stadium in the next round of the Champions League Qualifiers won’t stop St Patrick’s Athletic from focusing on the job at hand tonight when they face Legia Warsaw.That’s according to Pat’s boss Liam Buckley, who said, although it would be fantastic to play the Scottish Champions at the home of Irish football, they could be out of the competition by 10pm this evening.He said: “We’ve spoken about the possibility of playing them, and we know it’s there. We’re all aware that Glasgow Celtic in Dublin, potentially in the Aviva, would be fantastic for St Patrick’s Athletic in a competitive Champions League game, it doesn’t get any better than that”.“That said, we could be out of the tournament by 10pm, so we’ve got to make sure that our focus and our full concentration is about applying ourselves, having a game plan, sticking to it, and giving ourselves a chance of getting through the tie.”Having taken the lead last week in Poland through Christy Fagan, the Saints were pegged back in injury-time when Miroslav Radović hit the back of the net for the Polish champions. Killian Brennan should be fit for tonight’s tie having trained yesterday, and the Saints’ boss is hoping his team can replicate their title-winning form of last season, with the need to keep their defence tight, the first priority.“We don’t have to go chasing them tomorrow night” he explained. “At the minute they have to score obviously to go through here so I think the onus will be on them.“They will have a game plan to break us down, and from our end, we want to be compact with a little bit of a balance of both.“Our league form last year winning the league, we had the most goals scored the day we won the league, and least amount of goals scored against us, so it’s that sort of mentality we need tomorrow night.”Celtic cruise to win in Champions League to set up potential St Pat’s clashJames Rodriguez rescues pitch invader at his Real unveiling
NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – A man is now behind bars for his alleged involvement in a deadly shooting.North Miami Beach Police arrested 23-year-old Curtis Young.He has been charged with second-degree murder, Friday.According to police, Young shot and killed a man during a robbery attempt near Northeast 21st Avenue and 163rd Street on Tuesday.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Martin: “Although we are not able to grant the state’s request for cooperating agency status, the state may nevertheless communicate its special expertise on the record.” Facebook56TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Department of Natural Resources was denied participation, as a cooperating agency, in the environmental impact statement for the Alaska LNG project. Jim Martin, a branch chief at FERC’s Office of Energy Projects, said in a December 14 letter to the Natural Resources commissioner’s office: “Even with a firewall, both agencies would nevertheless be accountable to advancing the interests of the state of Alaska in getting the project approved.” However, there are no restrictions on the Department of Natural Resources or any other state agency submitting public comments to FERC’s docket for the project. The DNR submitted the request to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in July asking if it could formally join the FERC-led team preparing the environmental impact statement (EIS). FERC is scheduled to release its draft EIS for the project in February.
BIK&S has partnered with both the cities of Kenai and Soldotna to make marine grade aluminum bike racks to ensure bicyclists have a safe place to park wherever they choose to ride in town. This group envisions bike-friendly communities where bicycling is a convenient, routine, safe, and healthy transportation option that contributes to the high quality of life for Kenai Peninsula residents. Kaitlin Vadla with BIK&S: “So many people have done so many great things for our biking community over the many, many years. The momentum is really rolling together now and there is a really awesome bike rack program about to hit the streets really soon.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Biking in Kenai & Soldotna (BIK&S) is a community-led advocacy group working to promote safe bike travel within and between the cities of Kenai and Soldotna. Vadla: “There are two types; there is one that is an inverted U with the logo, and that is $160 dollars. There is also one that looks like a bike frame, and it’s $275. That’s much cheaper than you can get anywhere else and they are locally made.” BIK&S is currently working with the Department of Transportation on obtaining a grant to build the bike trail on Beaver Loop Road to the Kenai Spur Hwy along Bridge Access. If you are interested in purchasing a bike rack for your local business you can contact Vadla directly at email@example.com.
Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedYoung Offender Unit Opens At Middlesex Jail & House of CorrectionIn “Government”Middlesex Sheriff Peter Koutoujian Welcomes International Visitors For Young Adult Unit TourIn “Police Log”Senator Markey & Middlesex Sheriff Koutoujian Promote Expansion Of Opioid Treatment In JailsIn “Government” BILLERICA, MA — On Thursday, the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office and Vera Institute of Justice celebrated the first anniversary of a groundbreaking new initiative designed to transform conditions of incarceration and better prepare incarcerated young adults (ages 18-24) for reentry.Young adults represent 10 percent of the nation’s population, but 21 percent of the adult prison admissions each year.Working in conjunction with Vera’s Restoring Promise Initiative, the MSO launched the People Achieving Change Together (P.A.C.T.) program in February 2018 in an effort to tackle the issue of emerging adults involved in the criminal justice system. The MSO was the first sheriff’s office in the nation to launch this type of initiative with Vera’s support and the second correctional facility overall.“To launch this unit, we had to reimagine what corrections looked like,” said Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian. “We had weeks of new and intensive training for staff who applied to work in the unit, began allowing contact visits, implemented new programming and allowed young adults to help design community spaces within the unit. The result has been a safer environment for both our staff and our inmates, one that is based on a pact to respect and help one another.”As part of the anniversary, the MSO and the Vera Institute released a paper documenting their experiences during the first year of operation. The paper highlights some initial findings including data showing P.A.C.T. participants were far less likely to be issued a disciplinary report (13 percent) than their counterparts (33 percent) living outside the unit – an outcome attributed by inmates to the unit’s environment and high level of staff engagement.“We’re grateful for the leadership of Sheriff Koutoujian, Scot Chaput, Cristal Swiminer, staff and incarcerated young men at the Middlesex County Jail for their courage and vision in the creation of the P.A.C.T Unit,” said Alex Frank, Project Director for the Restoring Promise Initiative at the Vera Institute of Justice. “What’s happening here in Middlesex is truly exceptional, but it shouldn’t be the exception. Today, there are more black men in American prisons and jails than were enslaved in 1850, and young adults bear the brunt of the racial disparities that plague the system. There’s more work to be done to truly upend the historical and generational cycles of incarceration we face today, but programs like P.A.C.T provide a vision of what’s possible when we aim to radically transform our system.”Those in attendance at Thursday’s event included individuals living and working in P.A.C.T., officials from the Vera Institute, Cambridge Police Commissioner Branville Bard, State Representative Paul Tucker, as well as representatives from the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, Roca and UTEC. UTEC and Roca both offer programming and support inside the unit and in the community.Sheriff Koutoujian – Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian addressed attendees at the first anniversary celebration for the People Achieving Change Together (P.A.C.T.) program at the Middlesex Jail & House of Correction. The program is a specialized unit for incarcerated young adults – ages 18-24 – designed to help prepare them for reentry.Correction Officer Peter Gavin and P.A.C.T. participant Raphael Parkinson (third from left) give State Representative Paul Tucker (center) and Cambridge Police Commissioner Branville Bard (second from right) a tour of the barber shop inside the Middlesex Jail & House of Correction’s People Achieving Change Together (P.A.C.T.) unit as Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Kouotujian listens.(NOTE: The above press release & photos are from the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office.)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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
15 Photos Wild ice NASA spots bizarrely rectangular iceberg in Antarctica See a glacier spawn an iceberg in this dramatic video Tags Fury from afar: NASA sees violent volcanoes from space Enlarge ImageTwo large cracks extend across the Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica in this NASA satellite view from Jan. 23. NASA Earth Observatory image by Joshua Stevens, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey Caption: Kathryn Hansen, with image interpretation by Chris Shuman (NASA/UMBC) Things are looking dicey along the Brunt Ice Shelf, home to the British Antarctic Survey’s Halley VI Research Station. NASA is keeping an eye on some growing cracks threatening to unload an iceberg soon. NASA/USGS Landsat satellites are monitoring the action as the cracks grow. When the iceberg calves, it could be twice the size of New York City. That would make it the largest berg to break off the Brunt ice shelf since observations of the area began in 1915.Enlarge ImageThis annotated image shows the cracks and the location of the Halley VI station, along with the location of the closed Halley IV station. NASA Earth Observatory image by Joshua Stevens, using Landsat data from the US Geological Survey An annotated view of the ice shelf shows the cracks as they relate to the Halley VI station. The crack leading up the middle is especially concerning. It’s been stable for 35 years, but NASA says it’s now extending northward as fast as 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) per year.As of December, Halley station was home to around 30 science and technical staff on missions to study the ice shelf and climate change in the polar region. The BAS completed a relocation of the futuristic-looking Halley station in 2017, placing it farther away from the unpredictable cracking. Sci-Tech 0 “It is not yet clear how the remaining ice shelf will respond following the break, posing an uncertain future for scientific infrastructure and a human presence on the shelf that was first established in 1955,” NASA says. Researchers are concerned the ice shelf could become unstable or break up. NASA says iceberg calving is “a normal part of the life cycle of ice shelves, but the recent changes are unfamiliar in this area.” The ice shelf had been fairly stable since British explorer Ernest Shackleton surveyed its coast in 1915. Now its future is uncertain. Post a comment Share your voice NASA Space
Nintendo is set to launch the Wii U console before 2012 is over, with November 18 being the date everyone expects to be launch day. As for the competition, at least one next-gen console is thought to be launching in 2013. With Sony working on a 10-year console lifecycle, it looks more likely to be Microsoft who jumps first and brings the Xbox 720 to market.However, rumors are abound that Microsoft has September 2013 penciled in as the launch window for the hardware, but it may not be able to hit that anymore. The reason being the processor that will sit at the heart of the next Xbox isn’t being manufactured quickly enough. The yields are so low they apparently make the problems Nvidia had with Fermi GPU production look simple.No processors this year means very limited supplies of development kits, which of course has the knock-on effect of games not being ready in time for launch. And if Microsoft can’t get chip yields to production level soon, then there’s no way it will be producing the thousands of consoles required for a worldwide launch next September.As to what hardware Microsoft has chosen to place inside its next console, all we have to go on are educated guesses and rumors. However, it looks as though AMD is the big winner as Microsoft is thought to have used a multi-core AMD x86 processor and coupled it with a Radeon HD7000-grade GPU. That’s going to be a massive increase in performance over the tri-core PowerPC chip and 500MHz ATI Xenos GPU found in the Xbox 360 Best Price at Amazon . But then that’s not hard when your current hardware is 7 years old.If Microsoft really is facing a serious delay due to chip manufacturing problems, the only good news for them is they haven’t actually announced the next machine yet publicly. Depending on how long the delay turns out to be, it could mean Microsoft is forced to ship early in 2014, but still likely well ahead of the PS4.Read more at SemiAccurate
Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — A new police patrol unit and a motorcycle met at a Playa del Carmen intersection Sunday, leaving the driver of the motorcycle with injuries. The collision happened in the afternoon in the Villas del Sol subdivision. According to witnesses, the police patrol was advancing along the Búhos Avenue when they crossed Cigüeñas Avenue without lights or a horn warning. However, the General Directorate of Public Safety of Solidaridad reported that the police unit was attending to a distress call with lights and turret on when the collision occurred. The two met inside the intersection which resulted in the motorcycle crashing into the side of the police truck. The sole rider of the motorcycle was not seriously hurt and was treated for his injuries. 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)
Feature | July 18, 2011 The Early Years of X-Rays and Informatics A founding member of SIIM reminisces about the industry of 50 years ago. Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more Body language expert Traci Brown spoke at the AHRA 2019 meeting on how to identify when a person is not being honest by their body language. She said medical imaging department administrators can use this knowledge to help in hiring decisions and managing staff. 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But they will not be easy. read more Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McColl… read more Joseph N. Gitlin, DPH, FSIIM News | Radiology Imaging | July 22, 2019 AHRA and Canon Medical Systems Support the 12th Annual Putting Patients First Program For the past twelve years, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. has partnered with read more Feature | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 19, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr DR Advances Promote Imaging of Whole Spine Recent advances in… read more Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July. 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Gitlin, DPH, FSIIMThe group known today as the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) had its origins in 1980, when a small group of individuals who saw that medical imaging was on the verge of undergoing a revolutionary change met and formed the Radiology Information System Consortium (RISC). It was comprised of academic and private hospitals for the purpose of developing a radiology information system (RIS) with a commercial partner and making it available to member institutions and others.In 1989, the Society for Computer Applications in Radiology (SCAR) was founded as an organization under the RISC banner. SCAR provided a structure to include individual members, and RISC’s biannual meeting on computer applications was transferred to SCAR in 1990. In 1996, RISC and SCAR merged under the SCAR name to include individual, corporate and institutional members.In 2006, the Society changed its name to the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine to better describe the diversity of its constituency, to expand research and activities into the entire field of imaging informatics, to include all of the imaging sciences and to embrace the dynamic changes in the healthcare environment.A Rich Historical ArchiveSIIM documented and archived a large amount of historical information about its organization and segments of the medical imaging industry, which can be found on its website, www.siim.org. These include videotaped and transcribed reminiscences from a founding member, Joseph N. Gitlin, DPH, FSIIM, associate professor of radiology, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, which provide an inside look at important milestones, as Gitlin’s career often was interwoven with developments in the industry.Gitlin graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and early in his career worked for the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS). While there, he earned a master’s of public health degree at Johns Hopkins. A few excerpts of his transcript are presented below, based on the interview conducted by Steven Horii, M.D., FSIIM, University of Pennsylvania Health System and chairman of SIIM’s History Committee at the time of the taping.Fighting Tuberculosis With X-Rays“When I was accepted in the Public Health Service in 1950, my first assignment was with the Division of Tuberculosis, when a national screening program was underway to make an attempt to eliminate tuberculosis in the United States. The technique that was developed included a photofluorographic unit that recorded chest X-ray examination images on 70 mm square film…The PHS had a laboratory…known as ‘Murphy’s Lab.’ That’s where the new photofluorographic X-ray unit was tested under the direction of Dr. Russell Morgan, who was active in the development of the test procedures. At the time, Dr. Morgan was the chairman of the Department of Radiology at Johns Hopkins and a consultant to the PHS.“The work resulted in 60 mobile units being built, each of which was equipped with the photofluorographic X-ray equipment. Over the next three years of operation, there were 2 million chest X-ray examinations done throughout the country. It was a free program, highly publicized and very well attended. A large number of cases of previously unknown tuberculosis were found that were treatable because isoniazid was available. Instead of sending patients with active disease off to sanitaria, the treatment was usually performed at home. “During this assignment, I participated in designing a punch-card system that recorded the fact that an individual had participated in the screening program and provided names and addresses, so that if a 70 mm reading was positive, followup could be performed. The punch cards also were used to produce program statistics. A professor of statistics at the University of California analyzed the data, and we noticed that there were relatively high positive rates of readings by the young radiologists who were interpreting the 70 mm films.“As a result, we got permission and funding to change the single reading of the 70 mm films to independent double reading. That pretty much solved the problem of ‘over-reading,’ and it greatly reduced the follow-up costs, because every positive reading on the small films resulted in the individual going to a hospital or clinic and having a 14-by-17 film exam done to confirm the positive screening result.“The only thing digital we knew about in those days was that you used your hands and your fingers to punch the holes in the cards…A special reader was developed to hold the 70 mm films that were on a roll of 500 and magnify them to get a better view without changing the image proportions. But there was a tendency, because of the screening program and single reading, that if the reader saw anything that was abnormal it was recorded as positive and that resulted in calling the patient back for the 14-by-17.”Early Radiation Safety ConcernsAnother change that affected the industry as well as Gitlin’s career came about in 1957, when President Dwight D. Eisenhower issued an executive order that removed the Health and Safety regulatory authority from the Atomic Energy Commission. The commission was responsible for promoting the use of radionuclides and radiation activities, including energy production. As Gitlin noted, “It spent 90 percent of its time promoting it rather than giving priority to health and safety.“At that time, we were testing weapons in the atmosphere and there was a great deal of concern about fallout and dietary ingestion that contained a variety of radionuclides. When President Eisenhower transferred that responsibility to the PHS, that, in effect, became the beginning of the organization of the Center for Radiological Health. I was assigned to the new Radiological Health Laboratory in Rockville, Md….We set up a regular monitoring program with a PHS ‘Air Force’ made up of four planes based in Las Vegas and many monitoring devices that collected an enormous amount of data. “Initially, we used punch cards to record the data, but it was clear that better data processing methods were needed. I was successful in arranging with IBM to install its model 1620 computer, which in effect was the first solid-state, mid-sized unit available. It was a scientific high-speed unit that we installed in the Rockville laboratory to process all the data that we collected from 1960 to 1963, the period when atmospheric testing of weapons was still conducted.“The data collection and processing effort placed special emphasis on strontium 90, which was of great public health concern because of infants and children drinking milk and possibly ingesting strontium 90. The program had a lot of important publicity attached to it and people followed the weekly reports very, very carefully. The atmospheric weapons testing ban was signed by President Kennedy in 1963, several months before he was assassinated. The ban halted the testing by the U.S. and other countries that had signed the treaty. The monitoring program continued for almost two years afterward just to be sure nothing else was happening.“The design included household interview surveys from a representative sample of the population, in which the woman of the house usually provided information about the food consumed during the previous week…The program worked quite well and we saw a downward change in the radioactive measurements over the four-year period of the food collection program. This clearly showed that the atmospheric weapons testing ban had, in fact, achieved its goal.An Early Start to Measuring Exposure“The work that we did in household interview surveying gave rise to the idea that we could produce estimates of population exposure to X-ray examinations by asking people in households if they had any X-ray exams, including dental, during a specified period of time. A serious statistical problem was associated with picking the time period. If people were asked about X-ray examinations in the past year, the responses provided relatively large numbers of procedures, but because of the memory factor, there were many false positives and negatives. If the time period was the past month, the result was relatively few exams with few false positives and negatives. “We compromised by choosing a three-month time period that was tested in a pilot study of the protocol in Berks County and Reading, Penn…The county health officer there was an old friend of mine, and he encouraged residents to participate in the household interview and the follow-up phases of the study.“In addition to showing that residents were able to report that they had medical and dental X-ray examinations, we developed an X-ray film pack to obtain radiation exposure data on each exam reported in the household interview phase. Patients provided permission for a follow-up visit by a PHS officer to the clinic, hospital or physician who did the exam to verify the report and perform an exact replica of the procedure using the film pack as the object. After the film pack was exposed, it was sent back to Rockville, where it was processed, and estimated exposure to various organs were recorded. “These data were translated later into dose estimates using a computer program at Johns Hopkins, where I worked with Dr. Russell Morgan and a staff of experts. The results of the X-ray exposure study were very well received by physicians, scientists and public health officers. The findings facilitated improvements in the training of technicians and the education of interpreting physicians. “We found that one of the most important problems with X-ray examinations in those days was that the size of the X-ray beam used was often far larger than the organs of interest and was exposing much more of the patient’s anatomy than was necessary. This led to the development of beam limiting devices by the manufacturers, which was installed on all types of X-ray machines.“As I mentioned earlier, Dr. Morgan and the computer staff at Hopkins were very cooperative in writing the programs and developing the conversion tables. When that was finished, we tested the validity of the organ dose tables in cooperation with Dr. Richard Chamberlain at the University of Pennsylvania to estimate dose from selected X-ray exams in certain organs. When it was feasible to measure dose during examinations with the patient’s permission, we compared the measurements with the estimates produced by conversion tables developed at Hopkins.“When we were satisfied that the computer programs worked well, I began to think about what should be done next. The staff in Rockville wanted to write two papers related to the 1964 national study and I agreed. We produced a report on X-ray examinations during pregnancy as a subset of what we learned about the general population in ’64, and a report on the dose estimates based upon the ’64 exposure data and the conversion tables.”The Era of Data Processing“At Hopkins, we began to recognize the potential for using data processing systems in radiology in the day-to-day operations. Dr. John Dorst, director of pediatric radiology, had set up a punch-card system to record each examination that was done in his section to expedite the searching of the film library for specific exams…When I learned about the use of the punch-card system, with Dr. Morgan’s approval, we began to record data on a punch card for every X-ray exam that was done in the department during 1966. “An analysis of the exam data on the punch cards helped settle an argument between the comptroller’s office of the hospital and the radiology department regarding the number of exams performed. The comptroller’s office always seemed to underestimate the income derived from radiology, which was a factor in determining what the budget for next year would be. And so, in his usual fashion, Dr. Morgan said, ‘We ought to have a verification process.’ “He asked me to participate in expanding the initial punch-card system to cover the entire department, and as it turned out, we had 6 percent more examinations based on the punch-card system than the comptroller had from the paper process of several layers to produce financial reports. Dr. Morgan was very pleased with the additional dollars in next year’s budget, and we began looking at other areas of radiology that might benefit from computer applications.“A preliminary study of departmental activities was conducted at Hopkins. It included radiologists at Hopkins and several members of the PHS radiological health program in Rockville. Data were collected on each of the recurring activities at Hopkins, and similar baseline studies were conducted at other institutions to determine where computers could help radiology departments become more efficient. The activities included scheduling patients and exam rooms, film library management, the reporting of interpretations of films that often took three to four days when they were dictated and transcribed, and support for teaching and research activities from records on interesting cases.“In almost every instance, the baseline studies at Hopkins and other institutions that used similar protocols identified the same kinds of problems and suggestions that computers could help in these areas, and this was before we could actually do it, but the concepts were defined.”To read more of the transcript or view the video interview of Joseph Gitlin and Steven Horii, coordinated by the SIIM History Committee in August 2008, visit www.siim.org.SIDEBAR:X-Rays and ShoesThe SIIM History Committee’s video interview with Joseph Gitlin included a sidebar on one of the more prevalent uses for X-rays about 50 years ago — to determine shoe sizes. Following are Gatlin’s memories about it.“A sidebar to the X-ray exposure study concerns fluoroscopic shoe fitting machines. Some of you may not remember when your mother took you to the shoe store in the ’30s, ’40s, ’50s; kids enjoyed trying on their new shoes, walking over to the shoe fluoroscopy unit, putting their feet in and watching their toes wiggle. Mothers were interested in getting the right size shoes for the kids with space so they could last another six months.“The position of the fluoro unit could produce gonadal exposure as well as foot images. In 1958, we banned shoe fluoroscopy in the United States. But in 1964, when we conducted the national study, we soon had people in the household survey report X-ray exams as being done at a shoe store that was not aware of the ban. “The Surgeon General wrote a letter to the state health officers indicating that any shoe store that had a fluoro unit but collaborated by providing data in the study would not be prosecuted if it stopped using the unit. One day in 1964, I received a call from the regional representative in North Dakota, saying, ‘We have a shoe store operating a shoe fluoroscopy unit, what should we do?’“And I said, ‘Well, read the letter from the Surgeon General and tell the owner that he is exempt from prosecution if he stops using it. And if the owner of the store offered to donate the unit to the Rad Health Museum in Rockville, we would pay the freight.’ He made the offer, and the last known shoe fluoroscopy unit in the country is on display.”Read the related article “The Eclectic History of Medical Imaging.” A 3-D printed model (left) and a model constructed in augmented reality (right), both of a kidney with a tumor. In both models, the kidney is clear; the tumor is visible in purple on the AR model and in white on the 3-D printed model. Photo courtesy of Nicole Wake, Ph.D. Related Content 12PreviousNext Feature | Radiology Business | July 23, 2019 | Greg Freiherr Liars in Radiology Beware! Can you tell when someone is lying? read more UNIVAC was the first commercial computer sold to the U.S. government in 1951. It also had medical applications in the early years and was used by public health agencies. Videos | AAPM | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care Cynthia McColl… read more UNIVAC was the first commercial computer sold to the U.S. government in 1951. It also had medical applications in the early years and was used by public health agencies. Feature | Advanced Visualization | July 02, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis Augmented Reality Versus 3-D Printing for Radiology Three-dimensional (3-D) printing and… read more
Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 8:21Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -8:21 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Image courtesy of Fujifilm Medical Systems News | Radiology Business | June 26, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare and the Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub Partner to Drive Innovation in Healthcare Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc. read more Feature | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 19, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr DR Advances Promote Imaging of Whole Spine Recent advances in… read more Videos | Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Assist in Pediatric Imaging Sudhen Desai, M.D., FSIR, read more Technology | February 26, 2015 Carestream Introduces DRX-Evolution Plus Digital Radiography System Modular components among highlights of new digital radiography system News | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 23, 2019 Konica Minolta and Shimadzu to Co-market Dynamic Digital Radiography in the U.S. Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. along with Shimadzu Medical Systems USA announced a collaborative agreement to… read more Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:25Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:25 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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News | Digital Radiography (DR) | June 28, 2019 Springfield Clinic Deploys 17 Carestream Digital X-ray Systems Springfield Clinic implemented 14 Carestream DRX-Evolu read more Videos | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medica read more Technology | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 25, 2019 Samsung Announces New iQuia Premium Digital Radiography Platform Samsung has announced iQuia, a new digital radiography (DR) platform of premium products and technologies that improves… read more News | Radiation Dose Management | July 18, 2019 Low Doses of Radiation Promote Cancer-capable Cells Low doses of radiation equivalent to three computed tomography (CT) scans, which are considered safe, give cancer-… read more Related Content Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. read more February 26, 2015 — Carestream added several major software and hardware enhancements to its newest DRX imaging system — the Carestream DRX-Evolution Plus. The digital radiography (DR) system will begin shipping later in 2015.The DRX-Evolution Plus offers:A sleek design with LED lighting for enhanced functionality and aestheticsGreater flexibility in high-ceiling rooms via an extended tube columnA new high-performance generator designed by CarestreamAn optional table to accommodate patients up to 705 pounds (320 Kg); andForward-looking design specifications to embrace future advanced imaging applications from Carestream as they become available.Advanced capabilities of the system include:A wall stand Bucky-angulation feature that expedites cross table and other complex X-ray examsTube touchscreen that allows a technologist to change techniques and view images from the tubePediatric capabilities including automatic technique and image processing for seven pediatric body size categoriesBone suppression software for optimized viewing of soft tissueFast, secure log-in process using RFID badgesA transbay option that enables fast tube movement across multiple trauma bays, which helps expedite treatment while minimizing movement of critically ill or injured patientsAutomatic acquisition and stitching for long-length and supine imaging exams; andIHE Dose Reporting to facilitate data sharing with a facility’s dose management system. The DRX-Evolution Plus also offers modular components and configurations and supports a choice of three DRX detectors, including two cesium iodide detectors (35 x 43 cm and 25 x 30 cm) for high-quality imaging. For maximum productivity, the DRX-Evolution Plus can be configured with a 43 x 43 cm fixed detector in the wall stand, and one or two additional wireless detectors that can be used for table Bucky and tabletop exams.For more information: www.carestream.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享
By George PsyllidesTHE standoff between state teachers and the government appeared to be heading for resolution on Thursday, as the two sides were able to hammer out a framework deal.The Cyprus News Agency (CNA) said the three main teachers’ unions had in their hands a document, drafted jointly by a ministerial committee and union leaders.However the document – understood to be an interim deal – would need to be endorsed by the syndicates, scheduled to meet again on Friday.Should the unions give an official ‘yes’, all that remained would be for president Nicos Anastasiades to be briefed and sign off on the agreement.CNA said the document was the outcome of intensive deliberations taking place late on Wednesday evening that had dragged on until 3am Thursday.Meetings with the government went on throughout the day in a bid to break the deadlock.The heads of the Poed and Oltek unions went up to the presidential palace for more talks with a ministerial committee tasked with resolving the crisis.Teachers unions had been meant to hold a meeting at lunchtime Thursday to discuss how to proceed but it was delayed, as the two sides engaged in consultations to resolve the matter.Unions Oelmek, Oltek, and Poed were meant to meet at lunchtime Thursday in the wake of their members granting them authorization to take any measures they saw fit, including staging a strike.The government meanwhile announced that secondary education schools would be opening on Monday and not Friday, as was the schedule.The postponement had been requested by parents’ associations amid the ongoing dispute between the government and educators.On Wednesday, the overwhelming majority of teachers – over 94 per cent — voted to grant their unions the authority to step up their reaction to government decisions they disapproved.Daily Politis reported on Thursday that a secret meeting was held on neutral ground – the foreign ministry – between the heads of the unions and a ministerial committee made up by the ministers of education, labour, and agriculture, to discuss the latest compromise proposal submitted by the government.Politis, quoting an unnamed government source, reported that the meeting was good and hopes to overcome the deadlock were revived.The ministers asked the unions to give their view on the proposal and apparently there is common ground in several points.During the meeting, the two sides also discussed an early retirement plan for teachers with the government pledging to fill the vacancies with new hires. You May LikeFitDib20 Best Short Hairdos For Women Over 60 To Look YoungerFitDibUndoMoguldomThe U.S. Drone Iran Shot Down … Was It Spying Or Doing Surveillance?MoguldomUndoLovelydayoff.com6 Superb Drinks for Beautiful and Glowing SkinLovelydayoff.comUndo Cypriot ambassadors gather in Nicosia for annual briefingUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoFresh case of Blue Nile virus in northUndoby Taboolaby Taboola