Chiefs prepare for meeting with Harper

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe moment of reckoning for First Nations is soon approaching.As chiefs from across the country meet at the a special assembly in Ottawa, they’re hoping to have a plan of action in place for next month’s First Nations-Crown gathering with the prime minister and his cabinet ministers.APTN National News reporter Annette Francis has this story.last_img

Guerguerat Polisario Refuses to Comply With UNSGs Call

Casablanca – The Polisario Front has to withdraw from the Guerguerat region, and abide by the call made by the United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres’ to both parties to withdraw from the area. Morocco’s immediate withdrawal from the area of Guerguerat, lauded by a number of counties as a sign of Morocco’s commitment to find reasonable solutions to the conflict in the Moroccan Sahara, was not matched by a similar withdrawal by the Algerian-backed Polisario Front.In its comment about Morocco’s unilateral withdrawal, the Polisario Front asserted that Morocco’s move was a political maneuver seeking to draw support from the international community. Despite the UN Secretary General’s many requests calling on both parties to maintain the post-1991 situation in the southern area, the Polisario Front called for a move to “organize a referendum on self-determination in Western Sahara.”The Polisario Front released a statement on Sunday claiming that it “supports the request of the Secretary General of the United Nations to respect the spirit and the text of the cease-fire agreement signed in 1991 as part of the UN settlement plan supervised by the United Nations and the Organization of African Unity.”Morocco’s reaction to the UN Secretary General’s request came in the form of a unilateral, unconditioned withdrawal from the area of conflict in the south of Morocco.“In this context, and upon high instructions of HM the King and in order to immediately apply and respect the request made by the UNSG, the Kingdom of Morocco will, as of today, begin its unilateral and immediate withdrawal from the region,” said a statement from the Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs.France, Spain, the United States and the United Nations have commended Morocco’s decision to withdraw from the region.The UN has described Morocco’s withdrawal as “positive movement.”“We obviously welcome the move, and we see it as a positive movement”, Spokesman of UN Secretary General, Stéphane Dujarric said during his daily press briefing on Monday. read more

Ivanka Trump Praises Moroccan Efforts in Ensuring Equality in Inheritance

Rabat – Ivanka Trump, daughter and advisor  to US President Donald Trump, has praised Morocco’s efforts to ensure equality between Moroccan women and men in terms of inheritance.Trump’s daughter took to her Facebook to send a special thanks to the Moroccan government and to the Moroccan ambassador to the US, princess Lalla Joumala.On Monday, August 19, Ivanka wrote that the US applauds the “Moroccan government for this important step towards the adoption of inheritance law amendments, and look forward to supporting their full implementation.” She also expressed satisfaction with the leadership of the Moroccan ambassador to the US princess Lalla Joumala, and the work of the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative.“ W-GDP [Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative] will continue to support women’s land rights and I appreciate the strong leadership of HH Princess Lalla Joumala,”  she posted.W-GDP aims to reach “50 million women in the developing world by 2025 throgh US government activities, private-public partnerships, and a new, innovative fund,” according to the White House.The message comes a few weeks after the House of Representatives unanimously adopted  three bills related to communal agricultural land (sulaliyat). The three bills have been described as a “long awaited reform” by the Minister Delegate to the Minister of Interior, Noureddine Boutayeb. The official said in July that the adoption of the draft texts is the result of “several achievements and developments during the last years.”A long awaited reformThe three bills have been described as a “long awaited reform” by the Minister Delegate to the Minister of Interior, Noureddine Boutayeb. The official said in July that the adoption of the draft texts is the result of “several achievements and developments during the last years.”The draft laws took into account the aspirations of rights holders, including women also known as sulaliayt.The women have been struggling for more than 10 years for equal rights of ownership.The bills are also in accordance with royal instructions. In October 2018, King Mohammed VI  said that it is “necessary to find appropriate legal and administrative mechanisms to facilitate rights holders’ ownership of some of the fallow land.”The monarch added that “this must be done according to specific conditions that take into account the actual implementation of projects, the need to curb the excessive fragmentation of agricultural land and the provision of the technical and financial support needed.”Since King Mohammed VI ascended to the throne in 1999, the promotion of women’s rights has been on his agenda. Morocco introduced  a new family code to grant more rights to women in both marriage and divorce.Morocco also introduced the 2011 Constitution, which made gender equality one of its priorities.Article 6 of the constitution stipulates that the“public powers work for the creation of the conditions permitting the effectiveness of liberty and of the equality of citizens [feminine] and citizens [masculine] to be made general [generaliser], as well as their participation in political, economic, cultural and social life.”Article 19 also emphasized the need of equality between both men and women.“The man and the woman enjoy, in equality, the rights and freedoms of civil, political, economic, social, cultural and environmental character.” read more

Iraq as militants advance UN swings into action on political humanitarian fronts

According to a UN spokesperson in New York, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq, Nikolay Mladenov, met earlier today with Speaker Osama Nujeifi of the Iraqi Council of Representatives and expressed grave concern about the situation in the country. Islamic insurgents seized Iraq’s second largest city on Tuesday following days of fighting against Iraqi Government forces. As many as 500,000 people have reportedly fled Mosul in the wake of the violence, and yesterday, terrorists kidnapped the Consul General of Turkey and several consulate staff working in the city.In his meetings, Mr. Mladenov said that the ongoing violence in parts of Iraq is the most severe threat to its security in years. He reiterated the UN’s support for the Iraqi Government in its efforts to fight against terrorist organizations. Yesterday, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon deplored the upsurge in violence as “totally unacceptable,” strongly condemning the actions of terrorists groups, including the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), which have reportedly taken control of the cities of Mosul, Tuz Khourmatu, Beiji and Tikrit.Mr. Mladenov briefed the UN Security Council today on the situation via video-conference.Meanwhile, on the humanitarian front, UN agencies have swung into action to provide assistance for the hundreds of thousands of people fleeing the turmoil. Those agencies already on the ground are urging the protection of civilians and appealing for additional support to address this rapidly-evolving humanitarian crisis.The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and its partners have prioritized delivery of emergency aid, including vaccines to help prevent the spread of diseases such as polio and measles.In addition, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) is launching an initial emergency operation to provide food assistance to 42,000 of the most vulnerable people displaced by the violence.In a press release, the agency said it has deployed emergency and logistics staff to Erbil in the Kurdistan region to determine further food needs on the ground following the displacement of hundreds of thousands of people from Mosul to Erbil and neighbouring areas over the past two days. “The crisis in Iraq is escalating quickly. In some areas on the borders between Iraq and Kurdistan where newly displaced people are arriving, there are reports of unavailability of food in the shops. Meeting the food needs of the most vulnerable groups is a crucial step for WFP’s mission in the country,” said WFP Representative in Iraq Jane Pearce.The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has also stepped up its efforts to provide shelter, protection and emergency supplies to displaced families. Preparations for a displacement camp in the Dohuk Governorate are under way. Some 1,000 UNHCR tents have been delivered, and UNICEF and partners are coordinating emergency water and sanitation activities for the camp. read more

Campus Security admin Gail Elliott retires

Gail Elliott took her job seriously.When someone walked into the Campus Security Services (CSS) office, it was her smiling face who greeted them. If they called the office, it was Elliott’s calming voice they heard on the phone.After 14 years of service as Administrative Assistant for CSS, and nearly two decades at Brock, Elliott retired at the end of December.As the office’s first point of contact, it was important to Elliott that she provided the best service she could.“No matter the situation, or how volatile it was, I always remained calm and friendly,” she said. “I assisted people the best way I could.”During her time with CSS, Elliott experienced a wide variety of situations from inclement weather to campus power outages to having a suspicious package discovered on campus. She also helped countless people seeking lost belongings, inquiring about campus parking and reporting incidents.Elliott still remembers the time a student’s aunt called in a panic, trying to get in touch with her nephew for a family medical emergency. After helping the family connect with the student, the aunt wrote to the CSS director calling Elliott “helpful, empathetic and understanding.”Prior to beginning her role with Campus Security Services in 2003, Elliott was employed through Temporary Employment Services from 1999 to 2000, performing administrative duties at 24 different departments across Brock. After accumulating enough hours to apply for a permanent position, Elliott secured administrative assistant roles in Procurement and the Office of Research Services.Her early career involved working as an educational assistant and family respite provider, as well as in administrative roles with public schools and a board of education.Even with her varied experience, Elliott said working for Campus Security was unlike any other role she held at Brock.“It’s an interesting job, but you can’t talk about it,” she said. “Every day I dealt with confidential, sometimes highly sensitive information.”Although she officially retired at the end of 2017, Elliott is employed two days a week with CSS to help with the new administrative assistant’s transition and complete some important project milestones.In her new-found free time, Elliott swims, plays the guitar and spends quality time with her four grandchildren, three daughters and her husband, Raymond. A fifth grandchild is due in March.She also plans to continue volunteering with the MS Society of Canada and the Heart and Stroke Foundation.Elliott has mixed emotions about leaving Brock permanently.“I loved my position,” she said. “Donna Moody is an excellent Director and I feel privileged to have worked for her. Under her leadership, I’m proud to say that I’ve played an important role in implementing positive, efficient changes.“Although I look forward to retirement and spending more time with my family, I will miss the family I made at Campus Security.” read more

Oxford librarian sacked for Harlem Shake video

first_imgOXFORD UNIVERSITY STUDENTS are rallying behind a librarian who they say was unfairly sacked after students filmed themselves performing the “Harlem Shake” in a college library.Laura O’Brien, president of the Middle Common Room at the university’s St. Hilda’s College, says students are investigating Calypso Nash’s dismissal.The Middle Common Room represents the college’s postgraduate students. The Junior Common Room, which represents undergraduates, said it is asking for Nash to be reinstated.The students say that college officials fired Nash because she allowed about 30 students to film their version of the global YouTube sensation in the library.Oxford University said Wednesday that Nash was a postgraduate student working part-time as a librarian, but declined to confirm she was dismissed.Uploaded by TheLiveleaknewslast_img read more

Pokémon X and Y How to catch a shiny Pokémon

first_imgThe most elusive and desirable prize throughout the Pokémon series has always been a shiny version of your favorite pocket monster. Concerning Pokémon X and Y, rumors have been circulating that the shiny encounter rate has been adjusted to be more friendly. There are also a handful of strategies believed to increase your chances of running into a shiny, and one of them is as easy as pressing a button.Tipping NPCsThroughout the game, you’ll be offered the option to tip NPCs either $100, $500, or $1000. Many gamers around the internet are claiming that they ran into a shiny shortly after tipping an NPC $1000. The only shiny I have ever encountered in the wild throughout the series is a shiny Oddish, and I happened to run into it just after tipping the photographer outside of Parfum Palace.After testing the theory at length after that shiny encounter, I have not run into another shiny as of yet. So, take the rumor with a grain of salt.Masuda MethodNamed after Game Freak producer Junichi Masuda, this method was programmed into the series beginning in Generation IV, Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. The normal rate to encounter a shiny in the wild or through breeding is 1/8192, or about a 0.01% chance. Using the Masuda Method, though, increases the probability. In Diamond and Pearl, the rate is multiplied by five, or about 1/1638. In Generation V — Black and White — the chance is multiplied by six, which is 1/1365. Though still quite low, both chances are much preferred to 1/8192.The Masuda Method is simple enough to pull off, it just happens to be extraordinarily tedious. If two Pokémon of differing geographical regions are bred together (such as one from America and one from Japan), the more favorable Masuda percentage is applied to the resulting egg. Simple as that. The reason why this method is tedious is because breeding is tedious, as you have to continually mindlessly walk a ton of steps to hatch each egg. Granted, an increased shiny hatch rate is much more desirable to a 0.01% chance for a shiny encounter.Poké Radar chainingThe Poké Radar is back in Pokémon X and Y; you can obtain it from Professor Sycamore’s lab on the second floor after you beat the Elite Four. In previous iterations of the franchise, you could “chain” Pokémon using the radar, and if done correctly, you can detect shiny Pokémon in the grass. The method is tedious, but one of the only reliable ways to obtain a shiny critter. Poké Radar chaining has not yet been officially confirmed (normally via hackers looking over the games’ code) as a working method in the newest installments, but gamers have been reporting that it does work, seen in the video below.The actual process is easy enough — you just activate the Poké Radar and tediously walk around until you see a glittering grass patch, as shown above. However, there are a ton of different little rules that apply to that walking around. In short, you create a chain by running into the same Pokémon over and over again. Each time you run into that very same Pokémon (for instance, you keep running into Oddish), your chain increases. When your chain increases, your chance to run into a shiny version of the chained Pokémon increases. The cap has always been set at 40, which increases your chance to run into a shiny from 0.01% to 0.5%.When you use the Poké Radar, you’ll see various patches of grass shake, as demonstrated in the above video. To keep the chain going, you have to walk into a new patch of grass that shakes the same way your previous patch of grass shook. Another important part of chaining Pokémon involves using Repel items to ward off normal wild Pokémon. If you run into one of those, your chain is broken. Other weird actions also break the chain, such as moving into the patch of grass above (it appears behind, due to the perspective) your character’s head, or moving into a patch of grass that forms a corner (two edges of the patch do not touch other grass tiles).Radar chaining is insanely in-depth, and if you’re going to try the practice, you can check out an equally in-depth guide over here.Catching your shiny PokémonOther than the above three methods, there are so far no other discovered ways to increase the chances of catching a shiny Pokémon. The more players spend time with the game, the more likely it is that a new method will be discovered. However, shiny Pokémon are meant to be insanely rare, so don’t bet that Game Freak will have made obtaining one (not counting event giveaways) something other than a chore.last_img read more

710 WWE Results Philadelphia Pennsylvania Street Fight

first_img WhatsApp 7/10 WWE Results: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania* WWE Intercontinental Champion Ryback def. Mark Henry.* WWE Tag Team Champions The Prime Time Players def. The New Day.* Chris Jericho def. Luke Harper.* WWE United States Champion John Cena def. Kevin Owens via DQ. Owens gave Cena a low blow to setup the DQ finish. Cena gave Owens an AA to close it out.* WWE Divas Champion Nikki Bella def. Paige and Naomi in a triple threat match.* Roman Reigns def. Bray Wyatt.* Neville def. Bo Dallas.* WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins def. Dean Ambrose in street fight.Source: PWInsider.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Lists The Shields Top 10 WinsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Seth Rollins Twitter Now Playing Up Next Facebook Videos Articles Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey Google+ Videos Articles Videos Articles Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reignscenter_img Shawn Michaels Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for WWE Extreme Rules, looking at the news of the week Roman Reigns talks about teaming with The Undertaker, Jon Moxley’s comments on WWE Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Vince McMahon Sends Supportive Message To Roman Reigns Now Playing Up Next ‘Total Bellas’ Season 4 Will Not Feature John Cena Now Playing Up Next NXT Highlights: NXT Tag Team Titles on the line, Io Shirai speaks, Breakout Tournament WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Ever Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

Five Guys in Hazel Dell reopens after remodel

first_imgThe Hazel Dell Five Guys Burgers and Fries restaurant at 310 N.E. 78th St. has reopened following an interior remodel. The temporary closure of the local branch of the burger chain had prompted questions from would-be customers posting on its Yelp review page.Reached for comment Wednesday, a Five Guys manager said the closure lasted approximately three weeks and the restaurant opened its doors again Monday. During the closure, the restaurant received new furniture, flooring and paint, along with other interior design updates. The interior refresh was timed to coincide with the location’s tenth anniversary, he said.last_img read more

Sterling Highway Wildlife Underpasses Featured On Animal Planet

first_imgThe most noticeable of the project is the new bridge over the East Fork of the Moose River. This almost-140-foot bridge will provide a 104- foot wide × 18-foot high opening for moose and the Kenai Lowland caribou herd, eventually replacing the small culvert and very high road bed that currently exists there, according to the refuge. In Monday night’s show, Kenai Refuge biologists visited the new Sterling Highway wildlife underpasses. The Refuge worked closely with an Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) planning team to develop six underpasses for wildlife passage on this 21-mile section of the SterlingHighway. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge was highlighted on the show Into Alaska, on Animal Planet, Monday night. This 10-part series highlights both Kenai and Kodiak National Wildlife Refuges and their current  conservation work.center_img The other five underpasses are large culverts ranging in height from 8 feet for bears and lynx to twin culverts for moose, each 16 feet high. This latter structure anchors the west end of 1.5 miles of fencing on either side of the highway section that runs between there and the new East Fork bridge. This area is known to have a high moose-vehicle collision rate, in part because moose travel there, according to the refuge it was because of this reason the plan for the wildlife underpasses came into place.last_img read more

How Telehealth and AI Might Amplify Human Ability

first_img 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 FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Keeping It SimpleIronically, keeping it simple will be … difficult.  But if vendors can do so, it will pay off handsomely by minimizing the skills physicians will need to use AI and telehealth tools.Just as automatic pinsetters made bowling more efficient, AI software that anticipates, then satisfies certain basic needs will streamline workflow. This is unquestionably so, when it comes to automating tedious and time-consuming tasks. But augmenting and amplifying physicians’ actions may require more demanding AI tools. And that could be another story.AI must stay within the existing workflow. Which raises an interesting possibility.Just like nurses are needed to keep the flow of work moving in a busy physician’s office, will data scientists be needed to spot trends and do the analyses that doctors will need to solve complex problems?The trick for the makers of AI and telehealth products will be to keep their use as simple and transparent as possible. Like anti-lock braking, electronic stability and traction control have made all drivers better on slippery roads, AI and telehealth tools have to make all physicians more effective and efficient drivers of healthcare.While healthcare AI and telehealth may indeed have a bright future, if their potential is to be realized, they must overcome human limitations without adding new burdens. To paraphrase Elton John, physicians can’t be required to understand the science in order to do their job.And their job is to serve the patient. 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 Where TeleHealth Fits InThe imagery that is the backbone of telehealth — imagery of patients and physicians — has gotten phenomenally good, thanks to high-speed Wi-Fi networks and high-resolution cameras built into mobile devices, such as smartphones.And fast Wi-Fi-cation has done more than that. It has made remote patient monitoring possible.Patients who have not been in the same room with their physicians in years could stream health data to physician offices in preparation for virtual visits that could come every six months (or sooner, if the data show a problem). Before or soon after those visits, patients might drop off — or mail — blood, fecal and urine samples, for the laboratory to scan.Smart watches can gather and send data about the patient’s heart and blood pressure. Every time a telehealth patient steps on the right kind of bathroom scale, a doctor might get the patient’s weight as well as body mass index readings.And … voila! The future is here. Or is it? 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. Combining TeleHealth and AITelehealth and AI can be developed so that medical decision-making remains in the hands of physicians, while machines can fill in and gather information useful to making those decisions. In short, machines can make healthcare incredibly more efficient and consistent. But they probably will also make medical care more complex.Rather than depending on three or four bits of medical information — a PSA level, prostate exam, Gleason score (determined from a prostate biopsy) and maybe an MRI — future physicians might draw from dozens of sources of information about the possibility of prostate cancer, for example. In the future, a physician might consider genomic and radiomic signatures, as well as the patient’s tolerance for impotency, as determined by analyzing responses to a questionnaire on the subject.As they do today, physicians will make decisions based on their own experience. But their judgments might also be based on mathematically digested data describing 600 or 700 patients with similar disease — data showing how the patients were treated; the side effects that occurred; how many were cured. The patterns, as defined by smart machines, might suggest what the next steps should be.These algorithmically determined patterns might come from data so “big” that they would elude humans, if not for the help of machines. These data, in turn, might come from the myriad of monitoring devices.The technology for much of this is already in hand. Philips is developing AI, as are GE and Siemens; and more than a hundred other companies. GE, Philips and Siemens offer remote patient monitoring to detect problems that can force hospitalization, as do dozens of other companies. Philips has expounded on that with the acquisition of companies that have brought to it video and patient engagement software. GE Healthcare’s virtual care platform (called Mural) collects and displays vital signs, real-time video, even diagnostic images. Other companies, including Apple, are marketing smart watches to gather blood pressure, heart rate and ECG readings.But the potential of these technologies is still far from being realized. Challenges abound. Among the most daunting are ones related to reimbursement. But they are beginning to be chipped away.Earlier this year the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed rules for the 2019 Physician Fee Schedule that would expand telehealth payment. And the federal government has invested hundreds of millions of dollars to develop telehealth. Yet, some tough issues remain. Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more 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 | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more 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 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant Greg Freiherr has reported on developments in radiology since 1983. He runs the consulting service, The Freiherr Group. 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 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 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 Related Content Blog | Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant | Artificial Intelligence| July 03, 2019 How Telehealth and AI Might Amplify Human Ability Hospitalization adds cost to healthcare. So, keeping patients out of the hospital should reduce health costs. But how?The answer may be found in the use of machines — not as replacements for people, as happened during the first three industrial revolutions — but in their enhancement of what people can do.The Fourth Industrial Revolution is typically associated with the advent of artificial intelligence (AI). But impacting healthcare will take more than what AI can do alone.In healthcare, this revolution has to make it possible for physicians and other care givers to do more. AI could be one of the needed technologies. Telehealth (aka telemedicine) could be the other. Image courtesy of Pixabay The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July. last_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Sofitel Luxury Hotel

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >Sofitel Luxury Hotels has announced the opening of the latest in its award-winning, global So SPA collection at Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa, following the launch of the French spa brand in 2013 at Queenstown’s sister property Sofitel Auckland Viaduct HarbourWouter de Graaf, Area General Manager of Sofitel Luxury Hotels New Zealand, says, “We are thrilled to unveil our global spa concept to provide hotel guests and local residents with a world-class spa experience in Queenstown.“Wellness is a growing focus for Sofitel Luxury Hotels, and our comprehensive range of deluxe treatments, together with high-end products and stylish treatment rooms are in line with So SPA’s across the world.”So SPA’s selection of therapies is categorised in a similar way to a French gourmet restaurant menu. Guests can indulge themselves and tailor their spa experience by combining different treatments listed under ‘Starters’, ‘Mains’, ‘Specials’ and ‘Desserts’.Treatments listed under ‘Starters’ last 30 minutes and are designed for busy urbanites seeking rest and relaxation. ‘Mains’ and ‘Desserts’ last an hour and feature full body massages, facial care and other luxurious treatments intended to revitalise and nourish the body and soul.Treatments use French cosmetology brand THÉMAÉ, designed around the natural, healing benefits of tea. Other beauty brands on offer include Sothys and Pure Fiji.On arrival, spa guests are treated to a complimentary fragrant foot bath, followed by a private consultation with a So SPA therapist to ensure guests’ individual needs are met.All 5 treatment rooms boast individual showers and steam rooms, with a couples’ suite complete with cedar wood Jacuzzi. Notably, the So SPA now features a new and unique infra-red room as well as serene relaxation rooms in addition to a discovery bar, where guests are encouraged to further unwind following their treatment over a freshly brewed tea and healthy snack.Crafted Kiwi sculptures, local artworks with influences of traditional Maori greenstone have been incorporated into the spa decor to reflect the hotel’s unique location near the shores of Lake Wakatipu.  Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter MGM Resorts Internation

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterMGM Resorts International has opened the first Bellagio-branded luxury destination hotel brand outside of the United States in Shanghai, China this week.Bellagio Shanghai has 162 guest rooms and suites. Guest rooms are spacious at 60 square metres with suites from 100 square metres.Set to inspire an elite clientele accustomed to experiencing the best, the Bellagio Shanghai sets itself apart with distinct highlights. For the pinnacle of class, the Presidential Suite is the ultimate in sophistication and the high life, spanning 400 square metres, with its own home theatre. Suites at Bellagio Hotel are all tended to by butler, with some rooms featuring a private terrace on which guests may fully enjoy the striking Lujiazui skyline.Culinary options at Bellagio Hotel cater for both international and local tastebuds and include LAGO, by award-wining chef Julian Serrano, serving authentic Italian cuisine.Mansion on One pays homage to Shanghai’s legacy, mingled with Cantonese delicacies and an authentic Peking Duck oven to suit all desires of taste and experience, set in a fully restored 1920s heritage building with 11 private dining rooms, each with its own unique decoration and style.A throw-back to Las Vegas nostalgia, Café Bellagio is designed to recreate the classic American diner experience with modern sensibilities for breakfast, lunch and dinner.The Lounge offers a touch of luxury at business meetings, or is ideal for an intimate moment with a friend, serving signature afternoon tea and artisanal coffee, small plates, cocktails and craft beer.For events, Bellagio Shanghai’s Grand Ballroom, Bella Vista, offers two meeting rooms and an Executive Boardroom, offering over 1,800 square metres of event space. The Grand Ballroom has a 7-metre-high ceiling and windows with natural light, while the atrium demonstrates the merging of cutting-edge technology with welcoming elegance, with a state-of-the-art LED and integrated audio system.A 17-metre-tall, 270° LED screen in the Atrium dazzles guests on arrival.MGM Resorts International’s hotel brands include Bellagio, MGM, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. Enjoy Your Own “Bellagio Only” NightTo celebrate the grand celebration of Bellagio Shanghai, an exclusive room package is available for stays until 10 September 2018.Deluxe River RoomCNY 2,888 per nightSpecial BenefitsDaily breakfast for two at Café BellagioSelection of Afternoon tea set at The Lounge for 2 persons or Aroma Blast Treatment for 1 person at Spa at BellagioSelection of Set Dinner for 2 persons (food only) at LAGO by Julian Serrano, or Aroma Blast Treatment for 2 persons at Spa at Bellagio, if staying for two consecutive nights or more.Deluxe SuiteCNY 6,888 per nightSpecial BenefitsDaily breakfast for two at Café BellagioPersonalised in-room check-in and check-out24-hour hotel butler serviceThree pieces of laundry or pressing per staySet Dinner for 2 persons (food only) at LAGO by Julian SerranoAroma Blast Treatment for 2 persons at Spa at BellagioEarly arrival by 12pm and late checkout till 4pm (subject to hotel availability)Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

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it was Rashford and not Sanchez who was sacrificed as the Portuguese looked to shut up shop in the final 20 minutes by introducing Marouane Fellaini. In his speech at the event, and Joe Hagin, which was signed on behalf of the governor by his Chief Press Secretary, Dayton said it’s “highly unlikely” the levee has independent utility.

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