Doug Ford defends brother

Saying Toronto mayor Rob Ford is an honest, hard-working man with integrity, councillor Doug Ford addressed the drug abuse allegations against his brother.“Now our mayor faces yet another accusation, an accusation driven by questionable reporting from a news outlet that has proven they would do anything to stop the mayor’s agenda.”“Rob is telling me these stories are untrue, that these accusations are ridiculous, and I believe him.”Doug Ford said the mayor has worked hard to rein in spending at city hall, but that much of his success has been overshadowed by controversy.He told the media to stop harassing his brother and says he believes allegations he smoked crack are false.The Rob Ford story has provided a ton of material for the late night talk shows, with The Daily Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live both doing segments Tuesday night. A Taiwanese animation outfit that’s known for recreating current events put up its own version last Friday.00:00:00 | 00:00:00::Projekktor V1.3.09 read more

TakeTwo Aramark rise Mosaic Energizer fall

NEW YORK — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Tuesday:Take-Two Interactive Software Inc., up $9.18 to $124.56.The publisher of “Grand Theft Auto” and other video games gave investors a solid forecast for the year after beating analysts’ first quarter financial forecasts.International Flavours & Fragrances Inc., down $22.56 to $118.91.The ingredients producer for food and cosmetics cut its 2019 financial forecast after reporting weak second quarter results.Energizer Holdings Inc., down $5.62 to $33.49.The battery and personal care products company gave investors a disappointing fiscal third quarter earnings report.The Mosaic Co., down $1.58 to $22.02.The fertilizer producer slashed its full-year profit forecast as it faces weak demand because of a poor growing season.TransDigm Group Inc., up $63.06 to $524.39.The aircraft components maker raised its full-year profit forecast after reporting surprisingly good fiscal third quarter profit and revenue.Insulet Corp., up $25.20 to $143.13.The maker of insulin infusion systems raised its revenue forecast for the year.Aramark, up $1.64 to $36.52.The provider of food, facilities and uniform services beat Wall Street’s fiscal third quarter profit forecasts.Care.com Inc., down $2.49 to $7.73.The online service for finding and managing family care cut its profit forecast for the year and said its founder and CEO is stepping down.The Associated Press read more

At UN West African leaders cite terrorism as singular challenge to global

Isatou Njie-Saidy, Vice-President and Minister for Women’s Affairs of the Islamic Republic of the Gambia, addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventy-first session. UN Photo/Cia Pak “My country is strongly committed to do our part in implementing [them],” said President José Mário Vaz in his address to the Assembly’s annual general debate. “We are proud of the fact that our National Development Plan is in line with many [goals] of the 2030 Agenda and also of [our] political will to gradually adjust [the Plan] to fully accommodate the 17 Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs],” he added. Also, welcoming the recent Paris Agreement on climate change and calling for its effective implementation, the President underlined that the phenomenon also poses a major threat to Guinea-Bissau.He further emphasized that global challenges, in particular, terrorism, also manifest at the subregional level and expressed his country’s solidarity with others in the world that are victims of such barbaric acts which completely disregard the values of humanity.The Guinea-Bissau leader also informed the General Assembly that just prior to his leaving the country to attend the present session, an agreement was reached between the Prime Minister, the President of the National Popular Assembly and the two main political parties to overcome the parliamentary obstructions. He also thanked the Heads of State of Guinea and Sierra Leone as well as those of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) member countries for their efforts in arriving at the solution.Further, recalling that since his assumption of the leadership of Guinea-Bissau, there have been no confrontations involving the military or paramilitary forces, no one has been killed for political reasons, and no human rights violations have been reported.The President also urged the UN to support his country in its efforts for national reconciliation, in implementing security sector reform, and for participation of the its armed forces in UN peacekeeping missions.In her address, Vice-President of Gambia Isatou Njie Saidy also referred to the grave challenges posed by global terrorism and called for collective action among all countries to defeat this dangerous threat to world peace, security and stability. “We are gravely concerned that certain rogue politicians and nefarious intellectuals are using the ‘terrorist card’ to revive and propagate the notion of a class of civilization in which Islam is at war with the West,” she said. “Their lambasting Islam is completely unacceptable and will only serve to further polarize the world. There is no war between Islam and the world and we reject any campaign to connect a nexus between Islam and terrorism,” she stressed. Further, drawing the attention of the world leaders present to conflicts in the Middle East, Africa and other regions of the world, the Vice-Present underscored, in particular, that in spite of the dangerous situation in Syria, geo-political interests continue to override humanitarian considerations. Turning to the global economic situation and its implications for sustainable peace, the Gambian leader underlined that a world marked by disparity and divided into zones of affluence and poverty cannot enjoy durable peace and security. She further underscored that the future of Gambia, and that of wider Africa, is directly linked to the future of its women and its youth and highlighted that the sheer number of youth migrating for what they perceive are better opportunities are depleting towns and villages back home. “Against this disturbing phenomenon, therefore, international cooperation that can create jobs for the youth should no longer be a slogan but a calculated strategy to keep them at home in gainful employment that will enhance their wellbeing and help in the development of their countries,” the Vice-President emphasized.In her address, she also noted the importance of the Paris Agreement on climate change as well as the need of UN and Security Council reforms, especially on the number of permanent seats and the power of veto at the Council. She further underlined the need of proper reparations for historic slavery that massive populations of African origin suffered and the discrimination and violence they had to face. read more

Virgin Atlantic London flight makes emergency landing after phone charger fire

Virgin Atlantic said it was “investigating” what led to the smoke appearing in the cabin. “The safety and security of our customers and crew is always our top priority and we are currently investigating to fully understand the circumstances,” a company spokeswoman said.An American Airlines flight also made an emergency landing at the airport earlier on Thursday after a cockpit light indicated an unspecified mechanical problem as it approached Boston. Smoke appeared in the cabin only 25 minutes into its journey to Heathrow from JFK airport Smoke appeared in the cabin only 25 minutes into its journey to Heathrow from JFK airportCredit:Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP One passenger, Cory Tanner, said: “Everyone could smell the smoke but was not told what the problem was until we landed. Once we landed all we were told was, there is a fire in first class. Having to sit here in a smokey cabin while we wait for firefighters to board and check things out isn’t great… Shouldn’t the priority be to get everyone off the plane first?” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. An overnight Virgin Atlantic flight from New York to London was forced into making an emergency landing after a phone charger triggered a fire on-board.All 217 Passengers had to abandon the Airbus A330 when firefighters were called to the plane at 9pm last night in Boston.Smoke appeared in the cabin only 25 minutes into its journey to Heathrow from JFK airport, information from Flightaware showed.Massachusetts state police bomb disposal officers examined the aircraft after it landed and found a device between the cushions of a seat which had ignited.The police believe a mobile phone power bank may have caused the fire.“Preliminary investigation suggests it is a battery pack consistent in appearance with an external phone charger”, a police spokesman told reporters after the incident.All of the passengers and crew members were brought to safety, though one refused treatment for a ‘smoke-related complaint’.    read more

Des Nokia Lumia seraientils annoncés cette semaine

first_imgDes Nokia Lumia seraient-ils annoncés cette semaine ?A quelques heures du Nokia World, la marque finlandaise s’apprêterait à lancer deux nouveaux smartphones appelés Lumia.Nokia tiendra aujourd’hui une conférence à Londres, appelée Nokia World. L’occasion pour la marque finlandaise d’annoncer ses nouvelles stratégies et de dévoiler une ribambelle de téléphones, aussi bien des modèles simples et performants pour les marchés émergents, que des smartphones tournant désormais sous Windows Phone, depuis l’accord passé avec Microsoft.À lire aussiNomophobie : traitement, symptômes, qu’est-ce que c’est ?Les fuites s’intensifient à quelques heures de l’évènement, et l’on apprend selon Le journal du Geek l’existence de deux nouvelles références de smartphones: le Lumia 800 et le Lumia 710. Concernant le premier, il était déjà apparu sous le nom de code “Sea Ray”. Il ressemble très fortement à un N9 sorti il y a quelques mois, mais cette fois avec le système Windows à l’intérieur. Il embarquerait un écran AMOLED 3,7 pouces, un processeur cadencé à 1,4 GHz avec 512 Mo de RAM, 16 Go de stockage et un capteur 8 megapixels.Le Lumia 710 lui serait une version plus légère du précédent. Il conserverait les mêmes caractéristiques avec un design sensiblement plus conforme aux habitudes de conception de la marque (un boitier plus arrondi notamment) et n’embarquerait que 8 Go de stockage.Ces deux mobiles devraient être disponibles en novembre en France et compléter une gamme qui s’étoffe de jour en jour. Nokia serait-il en passe de retrouver son rang sur le marché mondial des mobiles? Le 26 octobre 2011 à 13:49 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Objet Geek du Week end The Beauty and the Geek

first_imgObjet Geek du Week end : The Beauty and the GeekLes geeks ont la passion de la technologie dans la peau. Mais ils peuvent désormais également la porter dessus grâce à ce jean avec clavier et haut-parleurs intégrés.Si il y a bien deux domaines qui ne s’accordent pas ensemble, c’est bien ceux de la mode et de la technologie. Quelques références sur des T-Shirts, cela a été le maximum que les créateurs de mode ont pu accomplir pour mêler ces deux centres d’intéret. Mais les deux designers Erik de Niks et Tim Smit vont beaucoup plus loin en intégrant un clavier et des hauts-parleurs directement sur un jean.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Ce vêtement s’appelle “The Beauty and the Geek”. Aussi fou que cela puisse paraître, il est possible de taper et même de cliquer sans fil depuis son pantalon grâce au pavé tactile mis à disposition sur la jambe droite. Les geeks eux même qu’ils ont leur passion dans la peau mais de là à porter ce pantalon si particulier, et très peu discret, il y un pas à franchir.L’intérêt, mis à part impressionner, ou faire rire vos amis (c’est au choix), serait de pouvoir rester connecté sur n’importe quelle machine, dans n’importe quelle position et rester hype en toute situation.Le “Beauty and the Geek” est en cours de production. Pour voir votre entourage se taper sur les cuisses en vous regardant taper sur les vôtres, il faudra débourser 400 euros, griffe de créateur et innovation oblige. Une invention qui parait surréaliste mais qui pourrait, dans le cercle des “happy few” devenir un véritable objet tendance, voire culte.Le 25 février 2012 à 13:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

This Japanese Dessert Looks Like a Cube of Water

first_imgStay on target The Japanese certainly know about food presentation. From their fanciest restaurants all the way down to their convenience stores, dishes are designed to not only be tasty, but aesthetically pleasing.These gel desserts are a great example of this trend. Only available at the Natural Lawson chain of convenience stores, the Ramune-kan and Lemon-kan gelatin desserts have refinement and presentation far beyond their 299 yen ($2.70) price tag.Both desserts are placed on a meringue base. The blue one, Ramune-kan is decorated with gold glitter and made with the taste of the soda in mind, bringing to mind citrus and apple. The yellow one, Lemon-kan is even fancier, with a slice of lemon placed between the gelatin and the meringue base to give it that extra bite.via twitter.com/NatsuKazeOtokoOnce you take a bite, you can transform the gel-like dessert into a different shape you can gaze at while you devour the rest. If it were me, personally, I wouldn’t leave enough of the gel-like dessert for there to be any left for me to bite into. I’m all about diving right into my food and taking big chunks out of it, because I’m garbage, and I love sweets.These are very cool desserts, and I wish we had more things like this in the states. I’m lucky to find an ice cream sandwich that hasn’t been smooshed at my local convenience store. I don’t think I’d want to try these particular flavors, but maybe a cherry or some kind of red berry would do the trick for me. Chocolate and meringue go together, so a mousse-like gel would be even more appealing.via twitter.com/NatsuKazeOtokoIf you’re jonesing for one of these very cool treats, you can probably make your own if you’re handy with Jello, though it may not look exactly like the ones pictured here.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Launchpad Blaze Postpones JAXA’s Cargo Ship Launch to ISSJapan’s Hayabusa-2 Probe Packs Up Space Rock Cargo From Asteroid Ryugu last_img read more

Matic Pogba can improve and become a regular match winner

first_imgNemanja Matic has urged his team-mate Paul Pogba to step up his game as he believes he has the qualities to become a regular match-winner for Manchester United.Pogba reclaimed a place in the starting line-up after the dismissal of José Mourinho and has played a vital role in both wins and scoring a brace in the 3-1 win over Huddersfield Town.Matic believes that Pogba’s form is good news for United and that there is even better to come. “As I’ve said in previous interviews about him, he’s very important for us. When he plays at his best, he can make the difference in every game. He played very well [against Huddersfield] but I think that he can do even more.ole gunnar solskjaer, manchester unitedReport: Up to seven first team players out for United George Patchias – September 13, 2019 Manchester United have some serious injury problems with up to seven first-team players out.This Saturday, United have a Premier League clash with Leicester City….“Slowly, game-by-game [he is doing better] and it’s very important for him to score some goals. The confidence for the next game is going to be better and he needs to know that he still can improve. He needs to know that he’s very important for this team.”“It’s difficult to answer what we changed [under Solskjær],” he told the Guardian. “For sure, our approach to the game was different because this team have quality and we have to give our best every game if we want to win the games.“Everyone wants to show against Manchester United that they can compete with us, so we need to know that our level of running and fighting needs to be the same or even higher than the other team. Then our quality can make a difference.”last_img read more

First Measles case confirmed in San Diego County

first_img August 7, 2019 Posted: August 7, 2019 KUSI Newsroom First Measles case confirmed in San Diego County SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The first case of measles this year in San Diego County has been confirmed in an 11-month-old resident who had recently traveled to the Philippines, the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency announced Wednesday.The unimmunized infant is currently hospitalized, but may have exposed others while seeking care.“Measles is a very contagious disease that can be spread easily by coughing, sneezing or being in the same room with an infected person,” said Wilma J. Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., County public health officer. “Anyone who was at any of these specific locations at the dates and times listed above should watch for symptoms and call their health care provider if they show any signs of the disease.”People with symptoms are asked to call their doctor’s office in advance, rather than visit an office directly, so that infection control measures may be activated to prevent exposure to others. Categories: Health, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

State Fire Marshal Cautions Smokers Announces Improper Disposal Of Smoking Materials Caused

first_imgWOBURN, MA — Below is a press release from the Massachusetts State Fire Marshal’s Office:Woburn Fire Chief Stephen Adgate and State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey recently announced the cause of the August 4, 2019 fire at 111 Locust Street in Woburn was the improper disposal of smoking materials. The 8:17 p.m. fire caused an estimated $500,000 in damages. Sixteen residents from four units in the building were displaced.The fire started on a shelf inside a storage closet on the patio. An ashtray, lighter and burned package of cigarettes along with combustible household items were found in the area of origin.The Woburn Fire Department, the Woburn Police Department, and State Police assigned to the Office of the State Fire Marshal jointly investigated this fire.“Fortunately, no one was injured but exterior smoking fires can threaten our densely built neighborhoods,” said Chief Adgate. “They can burn for a long time undetected by occupants or interior smoke alarms and spread to multiple structures.”“As we move smokers outside for health reasons, we have seen the number of smoking fires that start on patios, porches and decks dramatically increase,” said Fire Marshal Ostroskey. “It’s important to put out all smoking materials in a can of sand. All the way, Every time.”The Department of Fire Services has created new public service announcements in English and Spanish on this topic. They can be viewed at: www.youtube.com/DFSOSFM or https://www.mass.gov/service-details/smoking-fire-safety.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedMassachusetts State Fire Marshal: September Is Campus Fire Safety MonthIn “Police Log”State Fire Marshal Warns Residents About Safe Pool Chemical StorageIn “Police Log”Fire Officials: Leave The Fireworks To The Professionals This 4th Of July SeasonIn “Police Log”last_img read more

Has Sumalatha wooed opposition parties Congress and JDS workers among her mass

first_imgSumalatha.PR Handout [Representational Image]Actress-turned-politician Sumalatha filed her nomination for the Lok Sabha elections on Wednesday as an independent candidate from Karnataka’s Mandya district. Sumalatha is the wife of late actor-turned-politician MH Ambareesh, who was the Congress MP from Mandya. She submitted her nomination papers at the Deputy Commissioner’s office.The actress was accompanied by her son Abhishek, Congress general secretary of Mandya Manjunath and leaders of Dalit, backwards and minority communities. Mandya will go to polls in the second phase on April 18.Sumalatha will be contesting against Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) candidate and actor-turned-politician Nikhil Kumaraswamy, who is the grandson of HD Deve Gowda and the son of Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy.On Wednesday, supporters of both Congress and JD(S) came out on the streets to support the actress. The traffic on the Mysuru-Bengaluru national highway came to a halt in Mandya when Sumalatha was taking out a procession from the DC office to Silver Jubilee Park. [Representational Image]twitterSumalatha’s stand on becoming an independent candidate came after Congress refused to give her a seat in Mandya, despite her husband being considered a loyal Congress leader.Prominent Kannada actors including Yash, Darshan and Rockline Venkatesh have extended their support to the actress.The Election Commission (EC) has banned screening of films of both Sumalatha and Nikhil on Doordarshan till the voting season is over. The order was issued by the DC of Mandya, N Manjushree. The ban is not applicable to private channels and theatres.last_img read more

More Than 40 Law Enforcement Agencies Gather In Houston To Discuss Gang

first_img Share Photo provided by the Harris County Precinct One Constable OfficeAlan Rosen, constable for Harris County Precinct One, says the purpose of the symposium is networking, collaborating and discussing best practices when it comes to fighting the criminal activities perpetrated by gangs in the state of Texas.More than 40 law enforcement agencies are working together this week at a symposium organized by Alan Rosen, constable for Harris County’s Precinct One, about gangs that are active in Texas.The Houston Police Department (HPD) and police departments from other cities from around the state, such as Victoria and Lubbock, are participating in the symposium, which is taking place at the Legacy Stadium, in Katy.In addition to police departments and the Harris County Precinct One Constable Office, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO); the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS); the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF); and the U.S. Marshals Service are represented at the symposium.The participants are discussing topics such as gang symbols, clothing and language, as well as interview techniques.“The purpose of us having this symposium is to kind of bring everybody together to network, collaborate and discuss best practices,” constable Rosen told Houston Public Media.Rosen added that many of the gangs operating in Texas are responsible for murders and aggravated robberies, as well as narcotics and human trafficking.“Anywhere where they can make a buck,” the constable noted while stating that law enforcement needs to be “one step ahead of them.”Rosen added the Mara Salvatrucha –also known as MS-13—, a violent and well-known gang that started in Central America, is prevalent in greater Houston, with the majority of its Texas-based members operating in our city and Harris County.The symposium, which will conclude on Thursday January 11th, is focusing as well on how gangs use social media to plan and commit crimes, and to recruit new members.last_img read more

Montpelier Elementary Community Outreach Day

first_imgMontpelier Elementary School, located at 219 Riggs Rd NE, is scheduled to hold a day of community outreach on Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers are scheduled to deliver meals to individuals with health issues or concerns that make them unable to travel to somewhere nice to eat. Parents, students, and members of the community will work with Food & Friends who are on a mission to care for men, women and children in the community. For more information, visit eventbrite.com.last_img

Mech Cadet Yu is a Wonderful Coming of Age StoryWith Robots

first_imgStay on target “Once a year, giant robots from outer space come to Earth and bond with young cadets from the elite Sky Corps Academy to defend the world from the terrifying aliens known as the Sharg. It’s a great honor to be chosen, but this year… well, the wrong kid was picked.”If you’re in the mood for kids bonding with giant robots, you’ve come to the right place. Mech Cadet Yu blends what you love about those old mecha animes into a new story that everyone will enjoy.MECH CADET YU #1(W): Greg Pak (A): Takeshi Miyazawa (C): Triona Farrell (L): Simon BowlandMech Cadet Yu #1 is a brand new series by Greg Pak and Takeshi Miyazawa for BOOM! Studios. The story originated in Shattered, a 2012 anthology that collected edgier superhero-like stories by Asian American creators focusing on Asian Americans characters. Pak and Miyazawa continue the story into this series, which is absolutely like an archetyped hero’s journey.via BOOM! StudiosMech Cadet Yu #1 tells the story of Stanford, a young janitor who works with his mother for Sky Corps Academy. Every four years, the robots come to bond with the cadets to defeat the aliens called the Sharg. Stanford is intrigued by the cadets and the aspect of bonding with one of the robots. His mother would like him to stay on the ground, but Stanford wants a better type of life. During the bonding ceremony for the cadets, Stanford ends up encountering a robot who immediately takes a liking to him.I was never a big fan of mecha when I was growing up. However, as an adult, I can’t seem to get enough. Mech Cadet Yu #1, again, shapes itself into the hero’s journey but reminds me of franchises and movies such as Transformers, Pacific Rim, The Iron Giant, and probably the biggest one, the anime Evangelion.Mech Cadet Yu #1 is shaping up to be a fantastic coming of age story, not only for Stanford but his new robot companion as well. Greg Pak brings the “outsider” perspective into this story and writes it with so much heart. I felt myself sympathizing and adoring Stanford from the start. He’s the perfect protagonist. Greg Pak’s writing makes me excited for the journey that Stanford is about to come across.Pak not only writes some interesting characters, but he also establishes so much of this world at the start. We know why the Robo Mech is there. We are aware of the legend behind them and the first boy (man) who pilot it. We’re introduced to our main character at the start of his journey and the obstacles that will get in his way. Pak doesn’t waste a minute of the story and lays it out on the table up front. It never dulls the story, but instead gets you interested in the next issue already.via BOOM! StudiosTakeshi Miyazawa’s manga art style works well within this story and gives it the right type of direction that’s needed. The one thing I adore is the design of the Robo Mech in this issue. The very first introduction to them is something to behold, and I found myself looking closer to capture it. Triona Farrell is one of my favorite colorists in comics cause she just… gets it. Her coloring goes hand in hand to create the mood of Stanford’s journey throughout the panels. She gives us a warm and natural feeling, and with her coloring and Takeshi’s line, I believe everything will be okay.Pak and Miyazawa are absolutely dynamite together and probably one of the coolest creative teams. Not only in their work but for Asian American representation in comics. They bring a strong sense of who they are and where they’ve come from in their comics, and this comic feels like apart of them. Mech Cadet Yu #1 is just another piece of their journey, and I’m so excited to find out what happens next. Mech Cadet #1 is available now on Comixology.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Planet of the Apes: Visionaries is Unpredictable, Stunning and WildVariant Covers to Grab This Week (8/29/18) last_img read more

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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 Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more However, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) issued a statement saying the patch falls short of a repair or repeal of the flawed SGR legislation. The ACC said, “While the legislation includes provisions the ACC has advocated for within the scope of full SGR repeal, failure to permanently repeal the SGR given the significant bipartisan/bicameral legislative efforts this year represents a wasted opportunity to finally provide much needed stability within Medicare.” Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more Video Player is loading.Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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The cuts were originally supposed to go into effect April 1. The law also makes large strides toward modernizing the American healthcare system by requiring evidence-based medicine. What may be first of its kind requirements included in the patch are aimed at making healthcare more efficient, raising medical imaging quality, improving utilization accuracy and making physician payment policy more transparent. This includes required use of appropriate use criteria and clinical decision support software.The American College of Radiology (ACR) applauded both houses for passing the bill, which wards off massive provider payment cuts mandated by the flawed Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula. This is the 17th patch that Congress has enacted since 1997.  For the full text of the legislation, go to www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-113hr4302ih/pdf/BILLS-113hr4302ih.pdf Videos | Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, read more Feature | April 01, 2014 | Dave Fornell Congress Passes 12-Month SGR Patch, Delays ICD-10, Requires AUC The legislation requires use of clinical decision support software and delays implementation of ICD-10 codes for one year Video Player is loading.Arthur Agatston explains the history of CT calcium scoring Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:54Loaded: 1.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:54 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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Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more There has been much discussion among physicians about the creation of appropriate use criteria and its possible utilization for reimbursement. The bill effectively accomplishes this by requiring ordering providers to consult physician-developed appropriateness criteria when prescribing advanced imaging procedures for Medicare patients. This provision is already a part of the federal Stage 2 Meaningful Use requirements for certified electronic medical record systems (EMR).  “As medical imaging is the cutting edge of modern medicine, this requirement is a major step forward in health care reform. Providers will have the latest medical evidence at their fingertips before a scan is ordered — ensuring that patients get the right exam for their condition and avoid unnecessary care. This will reduce unnecessary costs and help pave the way for a more responsive and efficient health care system,” said Paul H. Ellenbogen, M.D., FACR, chair of the ACR Board of Chancellors.     The legislation directs the secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to identify mechanisms, such as clinical decision support systems, by which ordering professionals can consult these criteria. Such ordering systems reduce duplicate and/or unnecessary scanning and associated costs. This may be the first time that Medicare would require providers to use such point of care, evidence-based ordering for exams or procedures.  Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough explains new advances in CT technologyPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 13:56Loaded: 1.17%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -13:56 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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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. • Prevents 24 percent cut scheduled for April 1, 2014, provides a 0.5 percent update through Dec. 31, 2014, and a 0 percent update from Jan. 1 through March 31, 2015• Requires consultation with appropriate use criteria (AUC) and clinical decision support (CDS) for advanced diagnostic imaging?• AUC must be developed or endorsed by professional medical societies?• CDS software must be available to providers at no cost?• Beginning in 2017, claims that fall under the AUC requirement will only be paid if they include data that indicate CDS tools that were consulted• Hardship exemptions are available (rural areas or insufficient Internet access)?• Beginning in 2020, the HHS secretary will identify outlier providers based on data from two previous years?• Outliers would be subject to prior authorization — no more than 5 percent of total providers?• Allows the HHS secretary to revise payments for potentially misvalued codes within the physician fee schedule based on information collected from providers?• Policy applies to fee schedule for years 2017-2020• Target for value reduction is 0.5 percent of the estimated amount of total fee schedule expenditures for the given year• If the total relative value unit for an identified misvalued code is scheduled to be reduced by 20 percent or greater due to the re-evaluation, the adjustment must be phased in over two years• Extends Health and Human Services (HHS) secretary’s medical review activities regarding the “Two Midnight Rule” for the first six months of 2015?• Delays the transition to ICD-10 for one year?• Extends funding for the National Quality Forum for measure endorsement through July 2015?• Beginning January 2016, requires all computed tomography (CT) scanners to adhere to NEMA radiation dose standards?• Applies to fee schedule and Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System services?• Payment for services rendered with equipment not consistent with the above standards would be reduced by 5 percent in 2016 and 15 percent in 2017 and subsequent years?• Consolidates the 2 percent Medicare sequester cut scheduled for full year 2024 into a 4 percent cut in the first six months of 2024?• Require the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to produce data used to justify a 25 percent multiple procedure payment reduction, instituted in 2012, to certain imaging procedures provided to the same patient, on the same day, in the same session. 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Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more Key provisions in the legislation include: Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., F read more FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McColl… read more “The imaging provisions in this bill will help remove the conjecture from health policy regarding how much imaging is necessary, whether patients are getting appropriate care and how efficiently America is using its healthcare resources,” Ellenbogen said. “For healthcare reform to truly advance, physicians, as well as patients, have to be comfortable that transparency works both ways. The imaging provisions in this bill are a major step forward for healthcare.” News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more ?However, the ACR said it has concerns regarding the broad statutory expansion of the authority of the secretary of HHS to revalue Medicare physician payments based on a large number of criteria to be used at the secretary’s discretion.last_img read more

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