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Hundreds queue in Quebec to be among first buyers of legal cannabisHundreds queue in Quebec to be among first buyers of legal cannabis

first_imgMONTREAL – Marijuana smoke wafted through the heart of Montreal’s downtown shopping district Wednesday as hundreds of people lined up to purchase legal cannabis for the first time at Quebec’s state-run shops.Hugo Senecal, 39, emerged to cheers as he brandished a brown paper bag containing three different strains and a couple of pre-rolled joints, one of which he immediately lit up on the street.He and his friend Corey Stone arrived at 3:45 a.m. and waited over six hours to become the first customers allowed into the discreet beige and green storefront on Montreal’s Ste-Catherine Street when the doors opened at 10 a.m.“It’s actually the end of prohibition,” said Stone, 32.“There’s no police officer around. Everyone is leaving us alone.”Senecal said the staff was courteous and the price — about $136 for 20 grams — was slightly lower than what he would pay elsewhere.He said he would not necessarily switch over from the medical provider he already uses, but he had wanted to be part of a “historic” moment.“Worth the wait,” he said as smoke swirled around his head.Sarah Cantin and Ahmed Bakr rolled in on bicycles, waving a red-and-white cannabis leaf flag that had been signed by several of their friends from as far away as Egypt, Dubai, and San Francisco.After living overseas in countries where people are still jailed for smoking marijuana, Cantin said Wednesday was a shining moment for Canada.“I’m proud of my government,” she said. “To come back to live in a place where they look to the future and don’t just see the negative parts (of cannabis smoking.)”The downtown Montreal store was one of 12 that opened across the province on Wednesday, according to the subsidiary of the provincial liquor corporation that has exclusive rights over sales.An online store was also up and running. Spokespeople for the cannabis corporation were not granting interviews Wednesday. They said a report on first-day sales would not be available until Thursday.Large crowds were visible outside stores across the province.In Quebec City, about 100 people braved the wind and the rain to check out the government’s supply.“When you’ve been buying in secret for 50 years, and now it’s legal, it’s a big change,” 66-year-old Andre St-Gelais said.On Montreal’s St-Hubert Street, the customers who emerged from another of the city’s cannabis stores expressed satisfaction with the service and prices.“The employees seem well trained and you can see they know what they’re talking about,” said Olivier Ferro, who bought an assortment of dried cannabis flowers, capsules and pre-rolled joints.The upbeat celebrations outside the stores took place against the backdrop of cannabis laws that are among the strictest in the country.Sales in Quebec are restricted to government-run stores, and private cultivation is not allowed, in contrast to many other provinces.Many cities have chosen to ban smoking in all public places, and Quebec’s newly elected government has promised to raise the smoking age to 21 from 18.Stone expressed hope that legalization would eventually dissipate the “huge stigma” that still surrounds cannabis smoking.“You can see it in the people walking by,” he said outside the downtown Montreal outlet. “Some are smiling, but some are shaking their heads.”The provincial cannabis corporation said it would be offering some 110 products — from containers of pre-rolled Tsunami brand joints to small vials of cannabis oil.In a set-up closer to a pharmacy than a wine boutique, customers were asked to show their IDs before being led out of public view to select from the products kept behind a counter.Quebec’s major labour unions, meanwhile, were battling it out in an effort to unionize cannabis employees on their first day on the job Wednesday.Three unions had representatives on site at the Quebec stores, seeking signatures for union drives.One union — the Quebec Federation of Labour-affiliated United Food and Commercial Workers Union — announced that stores in Montreal and Rimouski had already signed on with it to unionize.The Canadian Union of Public Employees — also affiliated with the QFL — and the Confederation of National Trade Unions were also angling to sign up employees, who earn a starting wage of about $14 an hour.Provincial and Montreal police Wednesday afternoon reported no problems, on the roads or elsewhere, related to the first day of legal cannabis sales.— With files from Sidhartha Banerjee, Stephanie Marin and Caroline Plantelast_img read more

Mystery millionaire holds 233M winning ticketMystery millionaire holds 233M winning ticket

The winner of a $23.3 million lottery ticket that was sold in the Hamilton region knows they hit the jackpot but haven’t claimed their prize.The OLG has confirmed that the winning ticket has been validated at a retail location but no one has gone to the Prize Centre yet in Toronto to claim it.The LOTTO 6/49 ticket was for the Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 draw worth $23,324,912.20.Details of where the ticket was purchased will be revealed once the winner goes through the prize claim review process to confirm they are the rightful owner of the ticket.The next LOTTO 6/49 draw is on Wednesday, Feb. 7 for an estimated $9 million jackpot plus the Guaranteed $1 million prize draw.RELATED STORIESLottery ticket worth $23 million sold in Hamilton area

Argentine named head of Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical WeaponsArgentine named head of Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

Rogelio Pfirter, a lawyer and career diplomat who served most recently as Argentina’s Under-Secretary for Foreign Policy, was named the new Director-General of the Organization for the Prohibition for Chemical Weapons (OPCW) on Thursday. He thanked delegates for their unanimous support and said the OPCW “serves as a model for the global disarmament of weapons of mass destruction.”Mr. Pfirter replaces José Bustani, whose term as Director-General was cut short in April by a vote in a special session of the States Parties. The incoming OPCW chief, who will serve a four-year term, pledged to put the Organization “firmly back on its feet” following what he termed “one of the most complicated periods in its brief history.””This is time for healing,” he told the OPCW staff. “Time for regrouping.”Looking to the tasks ahead, Mr. Pfirter emphasized the need for collective wisdom, joint action and consensus decision-making in tackling global problems. “The task of ridding the world of chemical weapons and ensuring that these do not threaten human lives again demands no less than the participation of all member States,” he said.The new Director-General pledged to be guided by the principles of transparency and even-handedness. “For me confidence requires that implementation of the Convention be carried out in a balanced and non-discriminatory manner,” he stressed. He also pledged to secure the necessary financial resources for OPCW to carry out its mandate.Stressing that chemical weapons arsenals and former chemical weapon production facilities must be destroyed as soon as possible, he noted that “there is still a way to go before the Convention becomes truly universal.”The OPCW aims to achieve a number of key objectives, including the elimination of chemical weapons and the capacity to develop them as well as the verification of non-proliferation, international assistance and protection in the event of the use or threat of use of those deadly arms. read more

UN General Assembly celebrates 20 years of promoting a culture of peaceUN General Assembly celebrates 20 years of promoting a culture of peace

Ms. Espinosa was speaking at a high-level forum to mark the 20th anniversary of the General Assembly’s adoption of a Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace.“Because peace is more than the absence of war, it needs constant nurturing through the pursuit of dignity and equality, of human rights and justice, of respect and understanding, and of cooperation and multilateralism”, she said.As UN Chef de Cabinet Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti pointed out, although peace is at the heart of the work of the United Nations, it is something that must be addressed daily.“A culture of peace is inseparable from human rights, respect for diversity, and fairer societies,” she said.“One main challenge as we strive to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals is to build more preventive and inclusive approaches that ensure the participation of women, young people and vulnerable, marginalized and non-represented groups.”The Chef de Cabinet said working to achieve peace not only covers traditional notions of security but also challenges such as social injustice, the normalization of hate speech, terrorism, violence against women, and conflict.Leymah Gbowee from Liberia knows many of these issues first-hand. She won the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize for her role in uniting Christian and Muslim women to help end her country’s 14-year civil war.She said peace is seen as the absence of bad, rather than the presence of good. However, instead of being “a fairytale of bland happiness”, she views it as quite radical.“If we dig a little deeper into what a culture of peace actually looks like, it pushes us beyond understanding peace as the absence of conflict and being a positive state itself”, Ms. Gbowee told the gathering.“A culture of peace creates an environment where people thrive and have their needs met. It looks like a population of satisfied people: healthy children, educated children, a functional health system, responsive justice structure, an empowered, recognized, appreciated and fully compensated community of women; food on the table of every home, and a lot more. It is the full expression of human dignity.”The high-level commemorative event marked Ms. Espinosa’s final session presiding over the General Assembly, where all 193 Member States have equal representation.In her goal to bring the UN’s main deliberative and policy-making organ closer to everyday people, she chose the traditional ruler of the Ashanti people of Ghana to deliver the keynote address: a historic first.Representing a kingdom that has existed since the 17th century, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II ascended the podium wearing kente cloth and accompanied by two praise-singers.He highlighted some of the UN’s accomplishments in preserving global security: for example, staving off nuclear war and preventing conflict between nations. However, as he observed, the landscape today is different.“Warfare is no longer the threat we face from states; it is now a danger we face on a daily basis from our citizens and from all quarters. This new threat comes on the heels of an unprecedented trust deficit in political leadership at the national level. The effect of this trust deficit is to erode the capacity of political leaders to rally their people to coalesce around national interests. The consequence for peace and security cannot be overstated”, he said.The Ashanti leader called for a new partnership between elected authorities and traditional governance, in the spirit of authentic collaboration. read more

Garages urged to sign up to the service and repair codeGarages urged to sign up to the service and repair code

Any garage wishing to subscribe to the new Motor Industry Code of Practice for Service and Repair, recently launched by Motor Codes Limited, can do so right now via the user-friendly website www.motorcodes.co.uk When businesses sign up, they will gain access to the dedicated subscriber area of the code web site, which gives users all the information they need to prepare for when it is fully launched to consumers. By taking these early steps, customers coming through the doors of an outlet subscribing to the code will be able to recognise that they are in the hands of a responsible business which will commit to:honest and fair servicesopen and transparent pricingcomplete work as agreed invoices that match quoted pricescompetent and conscientious staffa straightforward and swift complaints procedure The code aims to promote and safeguard the interests of consumers by helping them identify subscribing garages and providing an easily accessible and robust dispute resolution mechanism when required. The code itself will:provide a free consumer advice lineprovide free conciliation and low cost, legally binding arbitrationoffer consumers more rights than required by law “We are extremely pleased with the commitment made by thousands of garages so far and have been able to help many of them get things in place prior to the full launch later this summer,” said Chris Mason, Motor Codes Director. “By logging on and subscribing now, individual garages will benefit by having time to familiarise themselves fully with the code workings and also add to the considerable support of this industry-wide initiative.” To allow businesses plenty of time to prepare for the consumer launch planned for August, the straightforward on-line process describes the code and enables garages to subscribe easily and instantly. Over 5,500 garages had already signalled their intent to subscribe when the code was launched to the trade at the Office of Fair Trading last month and now that the web-based system is live, many more will be encouraged to sign up. To supplement awareness, a series of advertisements is scheduled to run in selected trade titles and other industry publications throughout the summer. This will help promote the code identity and also demonstrate the commitment behind this important initiative.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

US fugitive wanted for murder remanded as extradition proceedings to beginUS fugitive wanted for murder remanded as extradition proceedings to begin

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related2011 US murder: Magistrate’s Court has no jurisdiction to hear case- Lawyers for the accusedMarch 27, 2018In “Court”Magistracy has jurisdiction to hear extradition proceedings- High Court Judge rulesJune 15, 2018In “Court”More US extraditions of fugitives hiding in Guyana imminentMay 6, 2019In “Crime” Fugitive Troy Thomas who was wanted for the December 11, 2011, murder of Guyanese Keith Frank in Richmond Hill, New York was on Tuesday remanded to prison after he reappeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus.Murder accused: Troy Anthony ThomasAccording to a representative of the United States Government, Stacy Gooding their Administration produced statements, with information relating to Thomas, which contained evidence as it relates to the murder of Frank. These documents were handed over to the court.Gooding related that the statements are in favour of Armila Glasgow who is responsible for the tendering of documents on behalf of the United States.The court also heard that Simeon Reid and Eon Alanzo, two senior members of the Guyana Police Force gave statements regarding the case.Thomas is represented by Nigel Hughes, Bernard De Silva and Darren Wade.Hughes asked that the court provide a printed document in relation to the extraditing treaty and the methodology that will be used.The matter was adjourned to March 22 to begin the extradition proceedings and March 23 for additional statements on the matter.Thomas was recently arrested in Guyana by ranks of the Guyana Police Force.He was being hunted by the New York Police Department, and a wanted bulletin was issued for him in connection with the murder of 20-year-old Frank after an altercation outside of a South Richmond Hill party.It was then disclosed by US law enforcement agents that Thomas had fled the country to Canada within hours of his alleged crime.Shortly after, the man reportedly traveled to Guyana before the wanted bulletin which was issued by the US had reached Interpol. read more

Community responsibility underpins future Fortescue growthCommunity responsibility underpins future Fortescue growth

first_imgFortescue’s Founder and Chairman, Andrew Forrest AO joined Chief Executive Officer Elizabeth Gaines, the Fortescue Board of Directors and shareholders for the 15th Annual General Meeting of Fortescue Metals Group. Ms Gaines outlined Fortescue’s achievements over the 2018 financial year including:Record shipments of 46.5 Mt in the June quarter, to deliver the production target of 170 Mt for the yearAn industry-leading and record low C1 cost of $12.36/wmtNet gearing of 24%Approval of the $1.275 billion Eliwana mine and rail projectDividend payout ratio of 62%, increasing returns to shareholders.“Our results for FY18 continue to demonstrate our strong operational and cost performance across all of our sites, underpinned by our commitment and ongoing focus to become global leaders in safety,” Gaines said.“We are investing in the long-term sustainability of our core iron ore business, while pursuing growth and development opportunities, managing our flexible capital structure and delivering strong returns to our shareholders.”“We work hard to ensure communities benefit from our success, by creating economic opportunities for Aboriginal people through the provision of training, employment and business development,” she said.Demonstrating the positive impact Fortescue is having on Aboriginal people in the Pilbara, the Fortescue Board of Directors was joined by participants of the latest cohort of the company’s Leadership and Excellence in Aboriginal People (LEAP) program.Forrest said, “At Fortescue it is about giving a hand up, not a hand out and programs like LEAP provide our Aboriginal work mates with the chance to grow in confidence and become role models both at work and within their own communities.”Outlining Fortescue’s future development opportunities Forrest said, “Fortescue’s growth will be built on our reputational capital, underpinned by our people and our deep relationships within the communities in which we work. Just as we have in the Pilbara, we will collaborate to contribute effectively to overall social and economic wellbeing and to the empowerment of communities.”Fortescue’s LEAP started as a pilot program in November 2015 with 14 participants. Following the success of the pilot, LEAP is now in its fourth year. Of the 19 participants this year, 26% are women.Fortescue directly employs 810 Aboriginal people representing 14.4% of the total workforce. The total number of Aboriginal people working on Fortescue sites is 1,161 including direct employees, labour hire and contractors.last_img read more

More than 1500 properties had their electricity or gas cut off inMore than 1500 properties had their electricity or gas cut off in

first_imgTHE ELECTRICITY OR gas supply in over 1500 properties was cut off in April this year, the latest figures reveal.However, ‘anecdotal evidence’ from suppliers suggest that a significant number of these were vacant properties.At the beginning of March this year, both ESB and Bord Gáis Networks altered the way vacant sites are identified during the disconnection process by the network technician that visits the site.Previously, between 36% and 40% of sites disconnected where deemed to be vacant.The Commission for Energy Regulation outlines that 805 properties had their domestic electricity supply disconnected, with Electric Ireland customers making up more than half of these. Source: CERJust over 730 saw their gas supply cut off, with the vast majority of these (81%) being Bord Gáis Energy customers. Source: CERThe disconnection figures for the first quarter of this year represent a fall of 41% in electricity and 29% in gas.However, CER advised that “caution by must must be taken when comparing data from early 2014 with other periods as a moratorium on domestic disconnections was in place in early 2014″.Over 15,000 gas and electricity customers in Ireland were disconnected in 2013 for non-payment, far less than previous years.Read: Engage with your energy supplier and you won’t be cut off >More: Over 15,000 gas and electricity customers were cut-off for not paying in 2013 >last_img read more

Wheels came off Head of State corporate watchdog says lessons learned afterWheels came off Head of State corporate watchdog says lessons learned after

first_img 11,977 Views Image: Oireachtas TV 21 Comments Feb 19th 2019, 9:22 PM https://jrnl.ie/4502670 Tuesday 19 Feb 2019, 9:21 PM The question is how does the ODCE interact with the courts, and with the Director of Public Prosecutions. I cannot, and the government cannot, express confidence in this office.The ODCE’s Drennan was addressing the Oireachtas Business Committee on proposals from the government to establish the ODCE as a stand-alone agency, in order to strengthen the regulatory framework with which Ireland can tackle white-collar crime. He said today that the failures made his office in relation to the Fitzpatrick trial were “fully acknowledged” and that “valuable lessons” had been learned, adding that the blame for the trial’s collapse did not lie solely with the ODCE.He also said that the scale of the wider probe into Anglo was “completely unprecedented”, and the ODCE wasn’t equipped to deal with it.Nevertheless, Drennan also defended the ODCE’s conduct and said that four out of five of its Anglo probes resulted in convictions. “Hindsight is 20/20,” he said. “Five separate strands of investigation, and each on their own was enormous… things go wrong and unfortunately in this case things went wrong in a catastrophic way. Things went wrong.” Image: Oireachtas TVcenter_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article ‘Wheels came off’: Head of State corporate watchdog says lessons learned after failures in Anglo trial Ian Drennan was addressing the Oireachtas Business committee this evening. THE HEAD OF the State’s corporate watchdog has told an Oireachtas Committee “the wheels came off” of his office’s probe into former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean Fitzpatrick.Ian Drennan said today that its investigation into Fitzpatrick and the loans at the bank “went wrong in a catastrophic way”.In May 2017, the judge in the trial of the former Anglo chairman had said that he would be directing the jury to acquit Fitzpatrick due to “alarming flaws in the prosecution”.Fitzpatrick had been on trial accused of a number of offences and the trial had been ongoing for 126 days before it was struck out of court, and he was acquitted on all charges.Among these flaws identified by Judge John Aylmer were the coaching of witnesses and the cross-contamination between witness statements. The flaws were such that he felt FitzPatrick would be denied his right a fair trial.The Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE) carried out the investigation into FitzPatrick and Judge Aylmer was critical of its conduct.In the wake of the trial, Minister Simon Harris said the government couldn’t express confidence in the ODCE.Harris acknowledged the role of the state in the collapsed trial, but said that as far as he knew, the ODCE had told the government that they had adequate resources. Short URL By Sean Murray Share4 Tweet Email1 last_img read more

Lantenne des prochains iPhone sera bien cachéeLantenne des prochains iPhone sera bien cachée

first_imgL’antenne des prochains iPhone sera bien cachéeAfin de régler les problèmes d’antenne qui ont affecté l’iPhone 4, Apple a déposé un brevet pour l’installer sous le logo. Ce changement sera-t-il suffisant ? Les problèmes de réception de l’iPhone 4 ont coûté cher à Apple. La firme à la pomme a dû fournir une coquille de protection aux utilisateurs afin de régler l’anomalie. Afin de ne plus revivre ce genre de mésaventure, le géant américain a décidé de déposer un brevet lui permettant d’installer l’antenne sous le dessin de la pomme croquée afin d’obtenir une “antenne logo” utilisant les fréquences comme celles du GSM, selon Gizmodo.fr. Ce dispositif fonctionne déjà sur l’iPad mais cette antenne est destinée uniquement au Wi Fi. Néanmoins, la mission s’avère plus compliquée puisque le logo sur l’iPhone est plus petit que celui de l’iPad. Le 27 décembre 2010 à 16:29 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Hundreds brave weekend rain for Aids Walk MiamiHundreds brave weekend rain for Aids Walk Miami

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Dozens of people walked for a cause on miami beach over the weekend.Hundreds braved the Sunday morning rain for the 30th Annual Aids Walk Miami.The event marks 30 years since the Surgeon General published the government’s first major statement on HIV prevention.Proceeds from the walk will help fund services for people living with HIV or Aids.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

UBM Ups Investment in Mexico Buys Construction EventUBM Ups Investment in Mexico Buys Construction Event

first_imgThe show is UBM’s second in Mexico—both of which are aimed at the construction market. The Expo CIHAC acquisition follows the launch of Concrete Show Mexico, an extension of UBM’s Concrete Show Brazil property, which will be held at the Centro Banamex in Mexico City later this month (May 21-23).UBM also maintains several offices in Mexico.Expo CIHAC 2014 will be held Oct. 14-18 at the Centro Banamex in Mexico City. UBM is adding to the wave of major event organizations investing in Mexico. The London-based show producer has acquired Expo CIHAC, what it calls one of the 10 largest trade shows in the rapidly growing Mexico market.Terms weren’t released, though the construction industry association behind the show—Centro Impulsor de la Construccion y Habitacion A.C. (CIHAC)—is signing on to provide “long-term” support. Eleven of the group’s existing employees will stay on as well.Expo CIHAC, which serves the infrastructure, construction and housing markets, drew 30,000 attendees, attracted 500 exhibitors and generated around $6.8 million in revenue last year, according to UBM.”We are delighted to have Expo CIHAC as UBM’s first tradeshow acquisition in Mexico,” says Jaime Salazar, managing director of UBM Mexico, in a statement. “Expo CIHAC builds on UBM’s established strategy of acquiring strong events which serve structurally growing markets and communities. We look forward to welcoming the Expo CIHAC team to UBM, and to continuing our close, positive cooperation with the CIHAC association.” last_img read more

Services of outgoing GVMC Commissioner laudedServices of outgoing GVMC Commissioner lauded

first_imgVisakhapatnam: The outgoing GVMC Commissioner M Hari Narayanan said on Tuesday that working in Visakhapatnam was a great experience. At a farewell function held in the city, Hari Narayanan expressed satisfaction over his stint in the city stating that he had focused more on drinking water and sanitation, among other areas. He exuded confidence that his successor G Srijana would discharge her duties efficiently as she had experience as Joint Collector in the district. Speaking on the occasion, Srijana lauded the services of Hari Narayanan for the city, undertaking various projects.last_img

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first_imgNews | December 10, 2008 Carestream Molecular Imaging’s Multispectral System Named A ‘Top 10’ Innovation for 2008 News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more X-ray images such as the one on the left fail to indicate many cases of advanced bone destruction caused by multiple myeloma, says the author of new guidelines on imaging for patients with myeloma and related disorders. Image courtesy of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. News | Interventional Radiology | July 31, 2019 International Multidisciplinary Group Publishes Recommendations for Personalized HCC Treatment With Y90 TheraSphere New consensus recommendations for personalized treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with BTG’s TheraSphere have… read more Technology | Information Technology | June 20, 2019 DOSIsoft Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Planet Onco Dose Software DOSIsoft announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market Planet… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | August 02, 2019 ASRT Supports Radiopharmaceutical Reimbursement Bill The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) announced its support for House Resolution (HR) 3772, a measure… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 01, 2019 Bracco Imaging Acquires Blue Earth Diagnostics Bracco Imaging S.p.A. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Blue Earth Diagnostics, a molecular imaging company… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 26, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Awarded $30 Million by U.S. Department of Energy NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC has been awarded $15 million in a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of… read more News | Computed Tomography (CT) | June 17, 2019 International Working Group Releases New Multiple Myeloma Imaging Guidelines An International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG) has developed the first set of new recommendations in 10 years for… read more Feature | Molecular Imaging | July 01, 2019 | By Sharvari Rale Transformations in Molecular Imaging Herald Entry to Novel Applications Diagnostic procedures have always been a cornerstone of early prognosis and patient triaging. read more Image courtesy of Philips Healthcare News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 16, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Completes Construction on Beloit, Wis. Molybdenum-99 Processing Facility NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC  announced completion of construction on its 20,000-square-foot molybdenum-99 (Mo-… read more Related Content December 11, 2008 – Carestream Molecular Imaging’s KODAK Multispectral Imaging System earned the “Top 10 Innovations of 2008” award from The Scientist magazine. A panel of expert judges evaluated a broad range of life science technologies to determine the year’s top innovations, with the winners unveiled in the publication’s December issue and online at www.the-scientist.com/top10innovations.The KODAK In-Vivo Multispectral Imaging System FX is designed to enable researchers to precisely locate and monitor changes in molecular activity of specific areas of interest — long before morphological changes can be detected — expediting the development of effective therapeutics for disease treatment. For more information: www.carestreamhealth.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | PET-CT | June 19, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Install of uMI 550 Digital PET/CT United Imaging announced the first U.S. clinical installation of the uMI 550 Digital positron emission tomography/… read more last_img read more

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first_img News | Information Technology | February 26, 2016 Nuance Unveils Dragon Medical One Platform Nuance Communications Inc. announced Dragon Medical One, a universal and secure cloud-based platform that provides… read more News | Information Technology | July 28, 2017 Nuance Restores Service to Majority of eScription Clients Following Malware Incident Nuance Communications Inc. provided an update on its restoration process following the previously reported June 27,… read more Technology | February 19, 2015 Calgary Scientific Launches ResolutionMD 5.0 Calgary Scientific Inc. announced the release of ResolutionMD 5.0, which offers better access to health information,… read more January 19, 2009 – Warburg will purchase more than 17 million shares of Nuance common stock at a price of $10.06 per share and will also acquire a warrant to purchase more than 3.8 million shares of Nuance common stock upon the closing of the investment at $11.57 per share. The warrant has a four-year term.As part of the deal, Warburg has agreed not to sell any of the Nuance shares for a period of six months from the closing of the transaction, which is expected in early February 2009.Nuance has just entered into a licensing and technical services agreement with IBM to enhance and expand speech solutions designed to better serve enterprises, consumers, carriers and partners worldwide.For more information: www.nuance.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | January 18, 2009 Warburg Pincus to Purchase $175M in Nuance Shares News | Dictation Systems | March 07, 2016 M*Modal Highlights Computer-Assisted Physician Documentation at HIMSS 2016 M*Modal announced that its clinical intelligence platform has been broadly embraced by physicians in over 150 sites… read more Related Content Technology | January 06, 2015 IDS Debuts Advanced Integration With Cloud Speech Engine for its Speech Recognition, Reporting Platform IDS debuted at RSNA 2014 Voice2Dox speech recognition and reporting platform with cloud-based clinical speech… read more Technology | Dictation Systems | November 25, 2015 M*Modal Expands its Imaging Reporting Suite to Improve Documentation Quality November 25, 2015 — M*Modal will showcase improvements to its Fluency for Imaging reporting suite at RSNA 2015. read more News | Clinical Decision Support | April 28, 2016 G2 Speech, LogicNets Announce Strategic Partnership for Clinical Structured Reporting April 28, 2016 — G2 Speech, European provider of… read more Technology | June 03, 2015 Nuance Launches First Evidence-Based Computer-Assisted Reporting Solution for Radiologists Nuance Communications Inc. announced the general availability of PowerScribe 360 Reporting version 3.0, delivering the… read more News | February 24, 2015 Dolbey Speech Recognition Awarded Best in KLAS Third Consecutive Year For the third consecutive year, a Dolbey speech recognition solution was named Best in KLAS. Dolbey earned this year’s… read more Technology | April 16, 2015 Nuance Showcases New Clinical Documentation Tools for Mobile Devices and Wearables Nuance Communications showcased its newest innovations for bringing clinical documentation to smart devices, smart… read more last_img read more

Costa Rica approves law against child abuse prepared by alleged victims ofCosta Rica approves law against child abuse prepared by alleged victims of

first_imgRelated posts:Vatican expels Costa Rican priest from Catholic Church for alleged abuses Costa Rican priest arrested for alleged sexual abuse of a minor Priest accused of sexual abuse arrested trying to leave Costa Rica Archbishop minimizes fall in reputation of the Church, predicts ‘high participation’ during Holy Week Costa Rica’s congress approved on Tuesday a bill that extends the statute of limitations for the crime of sexual abuse of minors.The initiative, known as Derecho al Tiempo (“Right to Time”), increases the statute of limitations for sexual offenses against minors from the current 10 years to 25, starting from when the victim reaches adulthood (at 18).“It is a time that will allow for the doors of justice to be open when those victims are prepared, overcome the traumas, reconstruct the facts, and touch the door of justice,” said deputy government official Enrique Sanchez, project promoter.The legislator supported the initiative prepared by Michael Rodriguez and Anthony Venegas, who denounced a Catholic priest for allegedly having sexually abused them when they were teenagers. However, both accusations were filed after the expiration of the 10-year statute of limitations.The initiative was approved in only two months, a very short time for the Legislative Assembly of Costa Rica.According to Sanchez, that suggests that many of the deputies believe the victims.“That we are on their side and that we are doing what is necessary to guarantee them effective access to justice,” he said.Rodríguez and Venegas denounced for alleged sexual abuse the priest Mauricio Víquez, who was recently disbarred by the Vatican after accumulating at least nine accusations against him.The priest left Costa Rica in January and is currently facing an international arrest warrant from Interpol.Víquez left Costa Rica after a complaint for which the statute of limitations has not expired, since the alleged victim has not turned 28 years of age and therefore was still within 10 years to appear before the courts. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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first_imgSix geese a-laying (Canada)The world’s most famous type of goose is the Canada Goose which is native to arctic and temperate regions of Canada and the USA, and if you want to see them laying – spring is the best time to visit. The other option is to cut out the middleman and just give your true love six goose eggs which can be purchased from farm shops and markets all over the country. Find cheap flights to CanadaSeven swans a-swimming (UK)Many myths surround swans including one about them all belonging to the Queen. The truth of the matter is that only swans along a certain section of the Thames come under the protection of Her Majesty. However, swans just don’t make great gifts; they hiss, they eat all your bread, and they can break a man’s arm with one flap of their wings.Eight maids a-milking (England)Skyscanner does not advocate the kidnapping of milk maids to give away as gifts, but you can witness cows being milked at various working farms around the world. Forge Mill farm within Sandwell Valley Country Park in West Bromich offers you the chance to watch the milking process every afternoon from a viewing gallery.Nine ladies dancing (New York)A trip down to your local nightclub on a Saturday night would no doubt allow you to see nine, or quite possibly more, ladies dancing. However, we put it to you that your lover might be more impressed with a trip to see the New York City ballet in the Big Apple instead. Find cheap flights to New YorkTen Lords a-leaping (London)Lords – the home of cricket – in London is the best place to see men dressed in whites, leaping, jumping, bowling and batting. The other option is a trip to the Houses of Parliament, in which you’ll find the House of Lords. Sadly, Lord Sugar and his buddies are not likely to be leaping around, and even if they were, visitors are not permitted to enter the chamber whist the Lords are in session anyway. Find cheap flights to LondonEleven pipers piping (Scotland)There’s only one place to come to find the finest pipers piping, and that’s in Scotland. A stroll down Princes Street will normally reveal one or two pipers playing, but if you want to up the numbers, check out the Red Hot Chilli Pipers who spread their bagpipe love to audiences across the world. Related11 best Christmas markets in the UKYou no longer have to head to Germany or Austria to browse the stalls of a traditional Christmas market – some of the best are closer to home. So throw on those extra layers, finish writing that Christmas present list and head to one of the following for some Glühwein-fuelled…Best Christmas Markets: Get your Festive FixGet into the Christmas spirit at one of Europe’s many Christmas Markets5 of the world’s craziest Christmas eventsFrom jet-skiing Santas to parading turkeys and pooing celebs, we present five of the world’s funniest festive events. Twelve drummers drumming (Japan)The remote island of Sado off the west coast of Japan is home to the legendary Kodo drummers. Living communally, these hardy folk dedicate themselves to a tough regime in order to train in the ancient art of taiko drumming. Their shows are said to convey ‘primal power, infectious excitement and heaven-shaking sound’. If you can’t make it all the way to Japan to see one of their amazing drumming shows, don’t worry, Kodo tour the world every year. 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