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first_imgA harsh winter is in store for Canadians, as CTV’s gripping new original series CARDINAL arrives on Jan. 25, it was announced today. Strategically scheduled in the same timeslot as this fall’s most-watched new series DESIGNATED SURVIVOR, CARDINAL airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO, following a CraveTV FIRST LOOK on Tuesday, Jan. 24. The series also airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET beginning Jan. 26 on Super Écran.From Entertainment One (eOne) and Sienna Films, CARDINAL is directed by award-winning Montréal director Daniel Grou, aka Podz (19-2, MINUIT LE SOIR), CARDINAL was adapted for television by Canadian Screen Award-winner Aubrey Nealon (ORPHAN BLACK, SAVING HOPE) from award-winning author Giles Blunt’s John Cardinal Mysteries series. The six-part, bone-chilling drama follows Detective John Cardinal (Billy Campbell, THE KILLING) on a deadly hunt for a vicious killer in small Northern Ontario town.Headlining CTV’s action-packed midseason schedule that also includes the return of MASTERCHEF CANADA, the final season of SAVING HOPE, and the series premieres of big-buzz new series TRAINING DAY and TIME AFTER TIME, CARDINAL is squarely positioned to kick off the year as one of the most-anticipated drama debuts of the season. Advertisement About CTVCTV is Canada’s #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada’s most-watched television network for the past 15 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and Out-of-Home. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network’s website at CTV.ca. About Bell Media Independent ProductionBell Media has commissioned some of Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed original programming, working with the best Canadian independent producers in the country. Hit series commissioned by CTV include ratings success stories SAVING HOPE, the record-breaking THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, and MASTERCHEF CANADA. Upcoming original series on CTV include CARDINAL and THE DISAPPEARANCE. Among the original series on Bell Media pay, specialty, and streaming platforms are the internationally acclaimed ORPHAN BLACK, Space’s most-watched original series KILLJOYS, Bravo’s award-winning and most-watched original drama 19-2, award-winning dramedy SENSITIVE SKIN, CraveTV comedies LETTERKENNY and RUSSELL PETERS IS THE INDIAN DETECTIVE, Discovery’s first-ever drama FRONTIER, Comedy’s new satirical news series THE BEAVERTON, and nine new series and specials for food and lifestyle channel Gusto, including ONE WORLD KITCHEN and FISH THE DISH. Discovery is also home to Bell Media’s hit factual series HIGHWAY THRU HELL, COLD WATER COWBOYS, and CANADA’S WORST DRIVER, among others. Bell Media is one of the first media companies in North America to commit to producing all new original scripted series in 4K. Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisementcenter_img Twitter Additional midseason programming and premiere dates will announced in the coming weeks.“This is an edge of your seat, bone-chilling, event thriller that delivers the drama,” said Mike Cosentino, Senior Vice-President, CTV and Specialty. “We’re so proud that CARDINAL can pinch hit for DESIGNATED SURVIVOR during its planned hiatus as we introduce a new era of serialized drama to CTV viewers.”“We are thrilled that CTV’s unwavering enthusiasm for the show has afforded the series the opportunity to be at the forefront of their midseason programming,” said CARDINAL executive producers Julia Sereny and Jennifer Kawaja.Featuring Golden Globe® nominee Billy Campbell (THE KILLING) in the title role, CARDINAL also stars multiple Genie Award-winning actress Karine Vanasse (REVENGE) as his rookie partner, Detective Lise Delorme. The series also stars Brendan Fletcher (The Revenant) as Eric Fraser and Allie MacDonald (YOUNG DRUNK PUNK) as Edie Soames, a young couple in the town. Also appearing are Deborah Hay (The Anniversary) as Cardinal’s wife Catherine; Glen Gould (Rhymes for Young Ghouls) as fellow officer Jerry Commanda; Kristen Thomson (Away from Her) as Sergeant Noelle Dyson, Cardinal’s commanding officer; David Richmond Peck (ORPHAN BLACK) as Corporal Musgrave, an officer in charge of a tightly guarded investigation; Alanna Bale (PRIME RADICALS) as Cardinal’s daughter Kelly; and Robert Naylor (19-2) as Keith.In the premiere episode (available for media review here), entitled “Cardinal” (Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, CTV GO and Thursday, Jan. 26 at 9 p.m. ET on Super Écran), viewers first meet Cardinal (Billy Campbell) after he’s been demoted for a hunch about a case that he wouldn’t let go. But he is brought back to the Homicide Unit when the body of missing 13-year-old Katie Pine is discovered, proving his instincts correct. As the series unfolds, back on the case, Cardinal’s search for her murderer soon becomes an all-consuming race to stay ahead of a serial killer. Meanwhile, he must manage his own precarious family issues and secrets, and keep a watchful eye on his new partner, Detective Lise Delorme (Karine Vanasse), who he believes may have her own secret agenda.CARDINAL is adapted from the award-winning novel Forty Words for Sorrow, the first of the John Cardinal Mysteries, a series of six, best-selling crime novels written by Ontario native and award-winning author Giles Blunt. The gripping murder mystery was shot in Winter 2016 in Sudbury, Ont., North Bay, Ont., Atikameksheng Anishnawbek in Northern Ontario, and Toronto.CARDINAL is produced by Sienna Films and eOne in association with CTV, and commissioned for French-language Canadian broadcast by Super Écran. CARDINAL is distributed worldwide by eOne. Executive Producers are Julia Sereny and Jennifer Kawaja (COMBAT HOSPITAL) for Sienna Films. The series is also executive produced by Showrunner Aubrey Nealon, who adapted the series for television, and Director Daniel Grou, aka Podz. For Bell Media, Tom Hastings is Director, Drama, Independent Production; and Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production. Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice-President, CTV and Specialty. Randy Lennox is President, Broadcasting and Content, Bell Media.Social Media links Advertisement Login/Register With: @CTV_PR @CTV_TELEVISION Billy Campbell – @WOCampbell Karine Vanasse – @karinevanasse Brendan Fletcher – @BrendanFletch1 Glen Gould – @glen_gould David Richmond-Peck – @richmondpeck Karine Vanasse – @karinevanasse Glen Gould – @glengould www.facebook.com/CTV www.facebook.com/SuperEcranlast_img read more

Disney reverses ban on LA Times critics from screeningsDisney reverses ban on LA Times critics from screenings

first_imgLOS ANGELES, Calif. – The Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday lifted its ban of Los Angeles Times reporters and critics from its press screenings after a widespread backlash prompted several media outlets to announce their own boycotts of Disney movies.In a statement Tuesday, Disney said it was restoring access to the newspaper after “productive discussions with the newly installed leadership” at the Los Angeles Times. Disney had barred the Times from its screenings after the paper published a two-part investigative series on the company’s business dealings in Anaheim, California, where Disneyland is.Disney’s punitive measures against the Times led to many outlets refusing advance coverage of the studio’s films, including The New York Times, the Boston Globe and The A.V. Club. Four prominent film critics groups announced Tuesday that they would bar Disney films from receiving awards considerationThe ban’s withdraw Tuesday ended an unusual clash between Hollywood’s arguably most powerful studio and the media outlets that regularly write about its movies.The Los Angeles Film Critics Association, the New York Film Critics Circle, the Boston Society of Film Critics and the National Society of Film Critics all said that wouldn’t consider Disney films for their year-end awards. The critics groups noted that it was “admittedly extraordinary” to “take any action that might penalize film artists for decisions beyond their control.”“But Disney brought forth this action when it chose to punish The Times’ journalists rather than express its disagreement with a business story via ongoing public discussion,” the statement continued. “Disney’s response should gravely concern all who believe in the importance of a free press, artists included.”The New York Times said in a statement Tuesday that it wouldn’t attend preview screenings of Disney films while the LA Times can’t, saying Disney’s move is a “dangerous precedent and not at all in the public interest.”Disney on Friday said that the Times series in September detailing what it characterized as a complicated and increasingly tense relationship between Anaheim and the company showed “a complete disregard for basic journalistic standards.” It added that the Times published a “biased and inaccurate series, wholly driven by a political agenda.”Daniel Miller, the Times reporter who wrote the series, tweeted that “Disney never asked for a correction.” The newspaper declined further comment.With the ban concluded, critics said they would return to business as usual. Disney’s upcoming films are the Pixar release “Coco” and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”“See you guys at the Coco screening,” wrote New York Times critic A.O. Scott.___Associated Press Writers Patrick Mairs and Tali Arbel contributed to this report.last_img read more

Ban Kimoon Israeli official stress importance of upcoming Middle East meetingBan Kimoon Israeli official stress importance of upcoming Middle East meeting

19 October 2007Next month’s United States-sponsored international meeting will be critical to the Middle East peace process, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Israeli Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Ehud Barak emphasized today during talks at United Nations Headquarters in New York. Mr. Ban and Mr. Barak also discussed recent developments in the peace process between the Israelis and the Palestinians, according to a readout provided by the UN.The US-sponsored meeting, which is scheduled to be held in Washington, is designed to bring together key members of the international community, especially in the Middle East, to mobilize their support behind recent peace moves.Last month the Middle East diplomatic Quartet, which comprises the UN, the US, the European Union and Russia, issued a statement calling for the Washington meeting to be “substantive and serious” so that the two sides can finally end their conflict and devise a durable two-State solution.During today’s meeting, Mr. Ban also urged Mr. Barak “to take all possible steps to improve the humanitarian situation of the Palestinian people and reaffirmed the UN’s commitment to ensure that Palestinian humanitarian needs were being met.”The readout added that Mr. Ban briefed Mr. Barak on the work of the UN Interim Force on Lebanon (UNIFIL), which is trying to implement the Security Council resolution that ended last year’s war between Israel and Hizbollah.“He also told the Deputy Prime Minister that the UN would continue its efforts to secure the release of Israel’s abducted soldiers. They touched on Iran as well.” read more

Somalia UN envoy deplores deadly bombing in capitalSomalia UN envoy deplores deadly bombing in capital

Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Somalia, said the explosion would not stop international officials from visiting Mogadishu nor would it stop the country’s Transitional Federal Government (TFG) from making further progress.Media reports state that at least one person was killed this evening when an explosion struck a clinic run by the AU peacekeeping mission in Somalia (known as AMISOM).Earlier today Mr. Ould-Abdallah travelled with Ramtane Lamamra, the AU Commissioner for Peace and Security, and Boubacar Diara, the AU Commission Chairperson’s recently appointed Special Representative, to the Somali capital for wide-ranging talks with leaders of the TFG.The Government’s priorities and recent infrastructure development in Mogadishu were the focus of the talks, which involved Somali President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed.The UN-AU delegation also visited the headquarters of AMISOM for a briefing on the latest developments on the ground. 25 January 2010The leading United Nations official for Somalia condemned today’s deadly explosion at a hospital in Mogadishu that took place hours after he visited the capital for talks with senior Government officials and African Union peacekeepers. read more

Millions of poor people will have mobile phone numbers under UNbacked schemeMillions of poor people will have mobile phone numbers under UNbacked scheme

4 August 2011Three million poor people in Africa and South Asia, the majority of them women, will gain access to low-cost mobile phone numbers as part of technology firm Movirtu’s partnership with the United Nations-backed initiative that enlists the private sector in efforts to fight poverty. Instead of sharing a phone number with family members or neighbours, those provided with a Movirtu cloud phone number will be able to use any mobile phone to log in with their own unique number to make and receive individual calls and access critical information and services such as banking or agriculture support. The new effort is part of the Business Call to Action (BCtA), a global initiative supported by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the corporate responsibility scheme known as the UN Global Compact and several other organizations and governments. “Evidence shows that access to mobile communications is a way of improving lives and expanding the earning potential of one billion people living on $1-2 a day,” said Amanda Gardiner, BCtA Acting Programme Manager. “By providing low-income communities with access to secure mobile accounts and identities, Movirtu is helping to bridge the divide between those that have easy access to mobile phones and those that rely on community phones or paying a borrower’s premium to friends to meet their communication needs,” she added. The United Kingdom-based company plans to bring the phone technology to at least 12 markets in Africa and South Asia by early 2013, giving at least 50 million people in both continents access to the technology, with a target of 3 million using it on a regular basis. A unique personal mobile identity will allow users to access network applications that provide information about employment opportunities, promote access to mobile payment systems or banking services, and help keep users up-to-date on a variety of health and market topics. The main beneficiaries of Movirtu’s investment will be women in rural communities in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, according to a news release issued by the company and BCtA. “It is a basic fact not everyone in the world can afford their own mobile phone,” said Ramona Liberoff, Executive Vice President of Marketing, Strategy and Planning at Movirtu. “Our goal is to increase the earning potential of those on $1-2 a day by saving money and allowing them to access the economic benefits of a full mobile identity today.” Movirtu has been piloting the phones in Africa, with Madagascar the first market entry point. Additional country launches will be announced later this year. read more

NDP wants to ban all flavoured tobacco products in Ontario including mentholNDP wants to ban all flavoured tobacco products in Ontario including menthol

NDP wants to ban all flavoured tobacco products in Ontario, including menthol by The Canadian Press Posted Nov 19, 2014 8:42 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – New Democrat France Gelinas is making another attempt to pass legislation outlawing all flavoured tobacco products in Ontario, including menthol cigarettes.Gelinas says she made a mistake in her first private member’s bill that banned flavoured cigarellos because companies exploited a loophole by simply adding a little more tobacco to the product.She says since then, tobacco companies introduced dozens of new candy and fruit flavours and new products such as lozenges, all of it in packaging aimed at youth.So this time Gelinas is proposing a total ban on all flavoured tobacco, which she says “big tobacco” is using to develop the next generation of smokers.The NDP health critic was joined at a Queen’s Park news conference by several teens who say they’re tired of the manipulative efforts of tobacco companies to target them.Gelinas says most adults probably wouldn’t recognize the flavoured products as something containing tobacco, while teens can probably name another 30 flavours and tobacco-laced products being marketed at them. read more

Kinder Morgan announces final investment decision on Trans Mountain pipelineKinder Morgan announces final investment decision on Trans Mountain pipeline

Kinder Morgan announces final investment decision on Trans Mountain pipeline VANCOUVER – Kinder Morgan says it will proceed with the $7.4-billion Trans Mountain pipeline expansion as long as it secures satisfactory financing for the project through its initial public offering.The Texas-based company, in conjunction with its indirect subsidiary Kinder Morgan Canada, announced Thursday its final investment decision on the project, which is conditional on the successful completion of the IPO.The company has offered 102.9 million shares at a price of $17 per share in an effort to raise $1.75 billion. The public offering is set to close May 31.The IPO would be one of the biggest ever on the Toronto Stock Exchange and Kinder Morgan spokesman Dave Conover says the company is confident it will be a success.Conover said the timing of the public offering wasn’t intended to coincide with British Columbia’s provincial election which has created political uncertainty. The process is proceeding because the project’s financing contingency period, as specified in shipper agreements, concludes at the end of May.B.C.’s election has left the anti-pipeline Greens holding the balance of power in a minority situation in the legislature, raising concerns they will use their influence to persuade whichever party forms the government to take measures to block the project. The Liberals and NDP are in negotiations with the Greens.“We’re confident that we can work with whether it’s a Clark minority government or a new coalition government,” Conover said. “I’m sure that we’ll be talking to all three of the parties as the months unfold.”Green Leader Andrew Weaver has previously said the party believes it has a responsibility to stop the federally approved project, which would triple the shipment capacity of Alberta oil products to British Columbia’s coast.Alberta’s securities regulator is also reviewing Kinder Morgan’s regulatory filings after a request from Greenpeace, which said it believes the documents overestimate growth in Asian oil demand and don’t go far enough in disclosing risks related to climate change.The project does have the support of Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, who has said opponents of the pipeline expansion have no power to stop it nor should they hold hostage the economy of another province.Despite the opposition, Conover said the federal government, which has the authority to approve the project, already provided the necessary go-ahead last year.B.C.’s Liberal government also negotiated a 20-year revenue-sharing agreement worth about $1 billion with Kinder Morgan before the election.Conover said a new provincial government would have to take “pretty significant actions to repeal or override” the existing agreement.Instead, he said he’s confident the company can address any concerns about the construction, safety or environmental implications of the project a new government may have within the existing framework.Kinder Morgan says it’s expecting to begin construction for the project in September, with a completion date set for December 2019. by The Canadian Press Posted May 25, 2017 5:22 pm MDT Last Updated May 26, 2017 at 7:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

VELUX EHF CL F4 Kielce and Barca to open showtimeVELUX EHF CL F4 Kielce and Barca to open showtime

Cologne handballVELUX EHF CL F4 Just one day after the draw of the semi-finals pairings of the VELUX EHF FINAL4, the playing order has been confirmed. The top club handball event of the year will start in the LANXESS arena in Cologne on Saturday, 1 June with the match of Vive Targi Kielce versus FC Barcelona Intersport with a throw-off at 15:15 hrs local time.The encounter of the newcomers at this event with the record winners of the EHF Champions League will be followed at 18:00 hrs by the second semi-final, which has turned into an all-German affair between the defending champions, THW Kiel and their bundesliga rivals HSV Hamburg.The playing order of the semi-finals has been set following discussions with rights holders to ensure the best possible exposure for the event on television screens around the world and also to guarantee an unforgettable experience for the 20,000 fans in the LANXESS arena.The timings of the matches will be the same for the third year in a row, which means the placement match for the 3rd position has been set for Sunday, 2 June at 15.15 hrs and the final for 18.00 hrs.Playing order and times of the 2013 VELUX EHF FINAL4Saturday 1 June 2013Semi-final 1: Vive Targi Kielce vs FC Barcelona Intersport (15.15)Semi-final 2: THW Kiel vs HSV Hamburg (18.00)Sunday 2 June 20133rd/4th Placement match: loser Kielce/Barcelona vs loser Kiel/Hamburg (15.15)VELUX EHF Champions League Final: winner Kielce/Barcelona vs winner Kiel/Hamburg (18.00)(all times local)article: EHF ← Previous Story Copa Del Rey: Atletico beat Barca for the Final! Next Story → Poland playoffs: Vive Kielce humiliates Azoty Pulawy, wins by 28 goals read more

Overcrowding at Dóchas womens prison has led to tension throughout the centreOvercrowding at Dóchas womens prison has led to tension throughout the centre

first_imgA REPORT INTO the Dóchas Centre women’s prison at Mountjoy has found that overcrowding was “the single greatest problem associated with the centre”.The report by Inspector of Prisons Judge Michael Reilly found that the centre has consistently operated above its capacity with a check in June of this year finding that 141 prisoners were housed there when the maximum should have been 105.Limerick Prison is the only other facility for women prisoners in the country with 24 places, meaning that the maximum number of prison spaces for women in the state is 129.The report said that overcrowding led to “arguments between women being a constant feature” and “tension throughout the centre where the slightest thing can spark a major altercation”.Reilly said that the vast majority of women committed to prison are done so for petty offences and questioned the appropriateness of prison in such cases.“A significant number of women who end up in the Dóchas Centre have experienced childhood sexual abuse, abuse in their adult life, indifference and neglect. Punishment is not a new experience for them,” he added.The report also details that homelessness is a significant problem for women prisoners, with many women already having experienced instability in accommodation.“A significant number of women who leave the Dóchas Centre have no accommodation or at best have temporary accommodation, ” according to the report.In a comment on the operation of the Dóchas centre, Reilly said that, “It could be said that the centre had, to a degree, lost its way”.This, he noted, was “not to say that prisoners were unsafe” or that management and officers were not sympathetic to the needs of the prisoners.Read the report in full here.Read: Big increase in number of women being sent to jail >last_img read more

Learn how to boost staff productivity through financial wellness at Employee BenefitsLearn how to boost staff productivity through financial wellness at Employee Benefits

first_imgDelegates that attend Employee Benefits Connect 2016 can gain insight into how financial wellness can help drive employee productivity.In a roundtable session entitled ‘Boosting British productivity in 2016: tackling financial wellness’, Monica Kalia, co-founder and chief of strategy and business development at Neyber, will discuss the role of financial wellbeing in improving staff engagement, productivity and motivation.The interactive roundtable discussion will also cover how today’s working lives impact workplace productivity in Britain, what financial mindfulness means, and how changing societal influences affect workforces.Kalia (pictured) will also examine the key findings of Neyber’s Working well report, January 2016, which was conducted in collaboration with the Social Market Foundation. The report found that 70% of all respondents and 80% of millennial respondents were affected by financial worries in the past year. It also found that financial issues cause 24% of respondents to feel exhausted, and 16% struggle to concentrate at work because of financial concerns.Kalia said: “The UK has had quite a poor track record with productivity in the past, driven by a skills shortage that employers are powerless to control.“Financial wellbeing is not a new thing but it has been somewhat overlooked despite the fact that it affects reward and benefits across the board.“At the roundtable session, I am going to share data from the Working well report and [encourage] employers to open up about their experiences with the issues their employees are facing to make the session interactive.“I will also discuss whether employees’ financial wellbeing is actually employers’ responsibility. The fact is, employers want their employees to have their mind on their job.”Employee Benefits Connect 2016 will take place on 9 March at the Lancaster London. For more information and to register to attend, visit: www.employeebenefitsconnect.co.uk.last_img read more

Energy audit aims to cut costs for fishermenEnergy audit aims to cut costs for fishermen

first_imgMike Gaffney connects the power quality analyzer to the fishing vessel’s electric panel. (Photo courtesy of Sustainable Southeast Partnership/Bethany Goodrich.)Commercial fishermen are largely at the whim of the seafood market. Prices can vary wildly, while operation costs stays the same — That is, until now. An energy audit aims to help Sitka’s fishermen increase their profit margins.Listen NowIt’s a sunny morning in Sitka. Usually Steve Fish — yes, that is his real name — would be out on his boat the Kariel, trolling for salmon or long-lining for black cod or halibut. But today, the 66-foot fishing vessel and its captain are parked in the harbor.Fish has surrendered the Kariel to a swarm of engineers, who can’t help but ask about how his gear works.“The fish hits the cruise fire and then the winch, as it’s hauling the gear, pulls the hook out of the fish’s mouth,” Fish explained.They’re all aboard the Kariel to conduct an energy audit of the vessel. Fish, along with 17 other fishermen in Sitka, volunteered for the audit.“It’s dollars and cents,” Fish said.For Fish and most others in the industry, each year those dollars and cents are spent at the pump.“We might use somewhere in the neighborhood of 10,000 gallons,” Fish said, which costs between $20,000 and $50,000, depending on the price of diesel.One obvious way to cut costs is with a more efficient engine, but Mike Gaffney said there are other, less expensive avenues as well. He’s an engineer based in Norfolk, Virginia and usually works on larger ships like cruise liners and Coast Guard cutters.“But this is my first episode with fishing vessels, so that’s why I keep asking how the operations work,” Gaffney explained.Gaffney was brought up to help with the Fishing Vessel Energy Efficiency Project. That’s a joint effort by the Alaska Longline Fishermen’s Association and the Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation aimed at energy and cost savings.But to do that, Gaffney said they need a baseline of data: How much a vessel like the Kariel uses without the upgrades.Gaffney climbed down the narrow ladder into the Kariel’s engine room“And of course there’s lots of room here to move around,” Gaffney joked.The space is tiny. Gaffney tucked himself up against the electric panel and runs wires between it and his power quality analyzer, or PQA, which resembles a clunky, oversized calculator.“It is the Hioki 3197 model,” Gaffney explained of his PQA. “That one is sexy.”He started with the vessel’s lighting. It’s measuring amperage, voltage, and power factor, which together determine how much energy the lights actually use.“So we’re going to measure what he’s currently drawing and see how long he actually keeps them on,” Gaffney said. “We’ll figure out what his annual cost is to operate these lights and see if it’s cost effective to switch to LEDs.”Right now the vessel uses high pressure sodium lights, which Gaffney said have a long warm up period, so fishermen tend to just turn them on and leave them on.“Also every time you cycle them on and off, it shortens the life of the bulb,” Gaffney added.That’s not the case for LEDs. There’s no warm up time and it doesn’t hurt to turn them on and off. And they’re brighter.“If you put an LED lighting in this engine room, it’ll brighten it way up,” Gaffney said.For fishermen, though, that’s not always a good thing. Some complain about the light being too blue, too harsh on the eyes. Another problem unique to fishermen especially in Alaska: LEDs don’t heat up the way other bulbs do, which means more ice buildup on outside lighting.It’s the data but also these insights that make the project unique.Chandler Kemp is an engineer based in Sitka. “I don’t know of anybody who is doing this type of work on fishing boats,” Kemp said.He’s compiling all of Gaffney’s data and writing up reports for the 18 vessels that volunteered for the audit. Kemp said the end goal is an online tool for fishermen.“It would be an online interface that people can go on to easily access the information we have collected and enter in a little bit of information about their boats, say the fisheries they participate in, the length, the engine size,” Kemp explained.The tool, which Kemp expects will be released in 2017, will then generate ways to make the vessel more energy efficient, and for fishermen, that means more profitable.last_img read more

With salmon ballot measures defeat Pebble celebratesWith salmon ballot measures defeat Pebble celebrates

first_imgMembers of the media walking to an exploratory drill rig at the Pebble Mine Exploratory site. (Photo by Jason Sear/KDLG)By a significant margin, Alaska voters defeated Ballot Measure 1, commonly known as the Stand for Salmon initiative.The controversial measure was aimed at increasing protections for Alaska’s most iconic fish. It would have significantly toughened the environmental permitting process for large developments impacting salmon habitat.The outcome was celebrated by a key figure pressing ahead on another controversial issue: the CEO of the Pebble Limited Partnership.Pebble CEO Tom Collier said even though his company’s mine proposal wasn’t always at the forefront of the debate, the salmon habitat initiative was, in some ways, all about Pebble.“It was clear that this initiative was aimed at trying to stop Pebble and to stop any other major significant resource development project in Alaska,” Collier said in an interview Wednesday.Pebble’s push to develop a copper mine in the Bristol Bay region faces fierce resistance from groups who say it endangers the salmon fishery there, and many of those same groups supported Ballot Measure 1. But Pebble kept a relatively low profile leading up to the election. Although it contributed money to Stand for Alaska – Vote No on 1, the campaign against the initiative, it didn’t play much of a role in the opposition’s messaging.But Collier said had Ballot Measure 1 passed, it would have posed hurdles for Pebble, both in getting permits and in seeking a new financial partner (the company lost a potential major investor earlier this year.) Collier said with the initiative’s defeat, he’s more confident about the Pebble’s prospects.“We think that responsible development can now go ahead in the state with the rigorous permitting requirements that the state already has in place. And we’re eager to be part of that as we move forward,” Collier said.A previous Alaska ballot measure in 2014 that more explicitly targeted Pebble did pass with a significant majority.But during this campaign, Ballot Measure 1’s supporters were reined in from outright saying it would block Pebble; there’s a legal reason for that. The state challenged the initiative in court, saying it went against the state constitution for a ballot measure to prioritize land for one use – here, salmon – over other uses, like a mine. The Alaska Supreme Court thought some parts of the initiative did just that, and in August, removed those parts, allowing the rest to go on the ballot.United Tribes of Bristol Bay Executive Director and anti-Pebble advocate Alannah Hurley said she does not think the initiative would have halted the mine. But she believes it would have helped opponents’ cause by putting in place stricter standards.Hurley also pointed out that the Bristol Bay region voted largely in favor of Ballot Measure 1.“While those ideals did not prevail at the statewide level, it’s still a really clear indication about our region’s priorities and what we value,” Hurley said.The Pebble Limited Partnership wasn’t the only mining company happy with the election’s outcome. Donlin Gold spokesman Kurt Parkan, whose company is trying to develop a large gold mine in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, said the measure would have delayed the project’s quest to get its major state permits by early next year.Parkan said at a mining conference he attended in Anchorage the day after the election, attendees breathed a sigh of relief.“I think people were surprised at how big the margin was, to win by over 60 percent … was huge, and people were pretty pleased with that,” Parkan said.Parkan and other Ballot Measure 1 opponents said they could be willing to come to the table and negotiate updates to the state’s salmon habitat protections – but it would have to happen through the legislative process, rather than by ballot initiative.The initiative’s supporters also said they plan to continue pursuing avenues towards updating Alaska’s laws protecting salmon habitat.Shortly after the polls closed on election night, Ballot Measure 1 sponsor Stephanie Quinn-Davidson said she felt the campaign had changed the conversation about salmon in Alaska, no matter what the outcome was.“It’s clear that Alaskans want stronger protections for salmon, but people have different opinions on how we go about doing that, and I’m confident if this doesn’t pass, that we have folks in the legislature that want to work on a bill that is going to get moved forward,” Quinn-Davidson said.last_img read more

2 killed in Munshiganj bus plunge2 killed in Munshiganj bus plunge

first_imgMunshiganjAt least two people were killed and 15 others injured in a bus plunge in Kewatchira area on Dhaka-Mawa highway in Srinagar upazila of Munshiganj on Tuesday night.Among the deceased, one was identified as Taslima Begum, 55.A speeding bus fell into a roadside ditch, leaving the two passengers dead on the spot and injuring 15 others, said Srinagar police station officer-in-charge SM Alamgir Hossain.Among the injured, two were rushed to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital in critical condition. The injured were treated in the local hospital, OC added.last_img read more

Texas Gov Greg Abbott Holds Roundtable Discussions On School Safety After SantaTexas Gov Greg Abbott Holds Roundtable Discussions On School Safety After Santa

first_imgVia The Texas Tribune Police tape in front of Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas on May 20, 2018.In response to the Santa Fe school shooting that killed eight students and two teachers, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Monday that he’ll host a series of discussions at the Capitol this week on issues like arming teachers, school safety measures, mental health and bullying. From Tuesday through Thursday, Abbott, a Republican, will meet at the Capitol with shooting survivors, students, parents, teachers and advocates on both sides of the gun debate. Tuesday’s discussion will seek input from school administrators and law enforcement leaders on ways to improve school security.On Friday morning, during first period, 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis came into his high school and shot at students and staff with a shotgun and a .38-caliber revolver, both of which were owned legally by his father, according to authorities. Abbott and other Texas politicians traveled to the town southeast of Houston to offer their condolences and call for action.“We need to do more than just pray for the victims and their families,” Abbott said at a news conference outside of the high school Friday afternoon. “It’s time in Texas that we take action to step up and make sure this tragedy is never repeated ever again.”On Friday, Abbott mentioned relatively uncontroversial measures to existing gun laws: speeding up background checks, policies to keep guns away from those who “pose an immediate danger,” and more resources for school safety personnel and to address mental health issues tied to gun violence. He also proposed expanding a Lubbock program aimed at preventing at-risk students from committing violent acts that began in response to mass shootings in Aurora, Colo. and Newtown, Conn.At a separate press conference Friday, state Rep. Chris Turner of Grand Prairie, chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, said he welcomed a discussion with state leaders, but added that Texas should go further by passing universal background checks, require the reporting of stolen guns and begin a “safe gun storage campaign.” Sharelast_img read more

Brazils Santa Casa Hospital System Chooses Carestream for Unified Diagnostic WorkflowBrazils Santa Casa Hospital System Chooses Carestream for Unified Diagnostic Workflow

first_imgNews | PACS | May 22, 2019 Brazil’s Santa Casa Hospital System Chooses Carestream for Unified Diagnostic Workflow Seven-hospital system will feature fully integrated platform for diagnostic imaging needs The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Technology | 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 Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Vue Motion, a zero-footprint universal viewer that allows viewing, storing and sharing of patient imaging exams; Vue RIS (radiology information system), providing a holistic view of each patient to support enhanced treatment decisions; 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 Vue Reporting, combining all workflow, visualization and reporting tools into a single web-enabled workspace, with speech recognition for more efficient reporting; Vue Beyond, giving hospital administrators real-time insight into key performance indicators to support more effective decision making and quality reporting. Vue Archive, providing a vendor-neutral clinical repository; With nearly 6.5 million procedures performed per year and more than 400,000 imaging studies, Santa Casa has intensive requirements for data quality and performance. With its large-scale data migration capabilities, Carestream will transfer 170 terabytes of legacy data to the new platform while ensuring that users can stay productive throughout the process.“We are looking forward to a long and rewarding partnership with Carestream,” Hoffman said, “and to a much more collaborative imaging workflow that will keep us at the forefront of quality care.”For more information: www.carestream.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享center_img News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more May 22, 2019 — Santa Casa de Misericordia has selected Carestream to replace its legacy diagnostic workflow technology across all seven of its hospitals in Porto Alegre, the capital and largest city of the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul.Santa Casa is the oldest hospital in Rio Grande do Sul, with a history of service dating back to 1803. Despite its age, Santa Casa is one of Brazil’s most modern hospital systems, setting the standard in Latin America for patient care, disease prevention, medical research and teaching. Its seven hospitals provide leadership in the fields of internal medicine, general surgery, cardiology, neurosurgery, oncology, pediatrics and transplants. It is also the region’s largest hospital system, with 1,278 beds, 6,765 employees, 1,747 doctors and 80 radiologists.Santa Casa ultimately decided to adopt Carestream’s Clinical Collaboration Platform for its size, scope, quality of care and technical innovation. “We needed a comprehensive, future-ready solution to replace our aging systems,” explained Luciano Hoffman, M.D., the hospital’s head of diagnostic imaging. “We spent a year evaluating every major vendor to choose the most capable partner to handle our diagnostic reading workflow from end to end. Carestream was the clear winner.”When the migration to Carestream is complete, Santa Casa will have a fully integrated platform for its diagnostic imaging needs, consisting of: Vue PACS (picture archiving and communication system), enabling accurate and efficient information exchange across the multi-site radiology workflow; MyVue patient portal, providing secure patient access to clinical information, exams and reports that fosters active involvement in personal health and wellness; and News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more Related Content 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 Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Walkaround AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:25Loaded: 11.42%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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