Fighting drug abuse trafficking must be part of the battle against poverty

26 June 2010Drug abuse and illicit trafficking hold back achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and should be fought as part of an overall policy to wipe out social ills, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today. “Our work to achieve the MDGs and fight drugs must go hand-in-hand. In seeking to eradicate illicit crops, we must also work to wipe out poverty,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in his message marking the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, observed each year on 26 June.Under this year’s theme of “Think Health, Not Drugs,” Mr. Ban noted that significant health challenges stem from drug abuse – including the spread of HIV through injecting drugs. One of the eight MDGs includes reversing the spread of HIV/AIDS. The MDGs also target environmental sustainability, which is threatened by drug trade effects such as coca cultivation in the Andean Rainforest or chemical runoffs from cocaine labs.In his message, Mr. Ban noted that illicit drug trade undermines governance, institutions and societal cohesion. Drug traffickers typically seek routes where the rule of law is weak, and as a result, drug-related crime “deepens vulnerability to instability and poverty.”Mr. Ban called on Member States in his message to become parties to the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, which adopted in 2000, includes three protocols against human trafficking and illicit manufacturing and trafficking of firearms.The convention and protocols fall under the jurisdiction of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), which announced in its new World Drug Report 2010 that amphetamine-type stimulants and prescription medications are increasingly becoming the drugs of choice globally. In the report, UNODC Executive Director Antonio Maria Costa also cited the rise of cocaine in West Africa and South America. In his speech today, Mr. Ban linked the booming trade of cocaine and other drugs to increased corruption and insecurity which threaten the sovereignty of States. “That is why the United Nations is putting a stronger emphasis on enhancing justice and fighting crime in peace-building and peacekeeping operations,” Mr. Ban said. read more

Geopolitical worries weigh on stocks

Canadian stocks were lower Monday as investors looked at the prospect of additional sanctions being levied on Russia for its support of Ukrainian rebels who are being blamed for the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner.The S&P/TSX composite index was down 39.59 points to 15,226.98. The Canadian dollar was down 0.1 of a cent to 93.04 cents US.Losses were steeper in New York where the Dow Jones industrials lost 108.53 points to 16,991.65, the Nasdaq fell 21.94 points to 4,410.2 and the S&P 500 index was 10.66 points lower to 1,967.56.The disaster, in an area controlled by pro-Russian separatists, has sparked international condemnation and increased pressure on Russia to stop meddling in Ukraine. Russian officials have blamed Ukraine’s government for creating the situation and atmosphere in which the plane was downed last Friday.There have been calls for another round of sanctions that would target entire industries, but there are worries that such action would serve to undermine what is still a very fragile economic recovery in Europe.“You have to remember it’s been a low-quality recovery in the first place because at the end of the day, where is the growth going to come from?” said Brian Belski, chief investment strategist at BMO Capital Markets in Chicago.“The luxury that America has in terms in coming out of its doldrums in 2008, ’09 and ’10 was that the U.S. remains the world’s largest growth factor in terms of gross domestic product. Europe has a lot of structural issues facing it and these types of things just don’t help.”Concerns about the effect of tightening sanctions also hit stocks of big American multi-nationals. For example, General Electric fell 2.4 per cent to US$25.83. Traders also focused on Israel’s ground offensive that started in Gaza at the end of last week.Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon said Monday he is prepared to continue the offensive “as long as necessary” to halt rocket fire and other attacks from Gaza on Israelis.Israel accepted an Egyptian call for an unconditional cease-fire last week, but resumed its offensive after Hamas rejected the proposal. Hamas says that before halting fire, it wants guarantees that Israel and Egypt will significantly ease a seven-year border blockade of Gaza.The energy sector led TSX decliners, down 0.57 per cent while August crude on the New York Mercantile Exchange added 87 cents to US$104 a barrel.Gold stocks lost early momentum even as traders looking for safety pushed August gold up $4.30 to US$1,313.70 an ounce. The sector was down 0.5 per cent.The base metals component was down 0.2 per cent while September copper was up a penny at US$3.20 a pound.Investors also looked for the pace of Canadian second quarter earnings reports to pick up this week. Canadian National Railways (TSX:CNR) posts results after the close and expectations are high after Canadian Pacific Railway (TSX:CP) delivered a well-received report last Thursday.Other big Canadian companies reporting this week include Husky Energy (TSX:HSE), Rogers Communications (TSX:RCI.A), Loblaw Co. Ltd. (TSX:L) and Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) on Thursday. read more

Tip Top Tailors owner gets court protection to deal with cash crunch

Tip Top Tailors owner gets court protection to deal with cash crunch TORONTO – There’s a cash crunch at Grafton-Fraser Inc., owner of Tip Top Tailors and other menswear chains, which has received temporary court protection so it can work to liquidate inventory and sell its assets.A report filed with Ontario Superior Court says that Grafton-Fraser owes GSO Capital Partners about $39.4 million. It also owes $12.8 million to CIBC, which has a priority claim under an agreement between the two creditors.The report says the Toronto-based retailer wouldn’t have enough funds to pay rent due on Feb. 1, or amounts owed to its suppliers, employees and tax authorities by March 11, without millions of dollars from GSO if creditor protection was granted.Justice Glenn Hainey signed an order on Wednesday granting the temporary protection under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act.The case is expected to be back in court on Monday to advance plans for liquidation sales and a sale of the company as a whole to an affiliate of GSO, if a superior bid isn’t found.Grafton-Fraser has 158 stores across Canada, including 107 under the Tip Top Tailors banner. The other 51 stores sell clothing for “big and tall” men under various banners including George Richards, Kingsport and Mr. Big and Tall. by The Canadian Press Posted Jan 26, 2017 11:45 am MDT Last Updated Jan 26, 2017 at 1:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Iceland to take vacated US seat on Human Rights Council

The United Nations General Assembly on Friday elected Iceland to serve on the Geneva-based global rights body effective immediately, through to the end of next year.Iceland inherits no particular responsibilities from the US, raising questions about future action on key human rights issues promoted specifically by Washington, such as Sudan, South Sudan and the right to freedom of expression.On 19 June, the US announced its decision to leave the Council. Senior US officials accused the Council of displaying entrenched bias against Israel, and criticized what they said was the body’s willingness to admit nations which were themselves human rights abusers.US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, according to reports, noted that the move did not signify in any way, that the US was retreating from its own human rights commitments.In a statement issued by UN Spokesman Stéphane Dujarric, Secretary-General António Guterres said that he would have “much preferred” the US remain and that the 47-member intergovernmental body was a part of the UN’s overall “Human Rights architecture”, which “plays a very important role in the promotion and protection of human rights worldwide.”The Human Rights Council’s next scheduled meeting is in September. read more

Mitigating climate change in AsiaPacific could give region an economic boost

As Asia-Pacific Climate Week (APCW 2019) wrapped up on Friday in Bangkok, a key takeaway was that long-term holistic planning would enable countries there to tap into the huge potential of renewable energy, and new technology while maximizing socio-economic benefits.Other compelling reasons to rapidly shift to low-carbon and resilience were outlined by high-level speakers who warned that current levels of ambition to tackle climate change are putting the world on a path towards global warming of more than 3 degrees Celsius – that is double the goal of 1.5 degrees.Large turnout and active discussions in the Resilience and Adaptation breakout groups on: coherence, early warning systems, leaving no one behind, capacity building/tools, and the land-water-food nexus. #ResilienceForAll #APClimateWeek pic.twitter.com/8i9cbeazhz— UNDRR Asia Pacific (@UNDRR_AsiaPac) September 5, 2019 Participants agreed that in addition to governments, the transformation must be driven by sub-national regions and cities, the private sector and finance.Noting that over half the global population of 1.8 billion young people live in the vast Asia-Pacific region, UNFCCC said that youth groups played an important role in the week, by engaging with participants and coving discussions on social media. Key outcome messages will provide “important input to the Climate Action Summit convened by the UN Secretary-General on 23 September in New York”, UNFCCC said in a press release, adding that “the results will also help build momentum” towards the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) that will take place in Santiago, Chile, 2-13 December 2019.On the tableCountries are currently designing enhanced national climate action plans under the Paris Agreement (Nationally Determined Contributions, or NDCs) and the Summit in New York will be an opportunity for governments and many climate action players to announce new plans and initiatives before the NDCs are communicated to the UN in 2020.Climate change adaptation planning and finance were also key throughout APCW 2019, with a focus on communities and ecosystems most in need. On building resilience to climate change, indigenous peoples from the region, academics and others, stressed the need for a mindset shift in the fight against climate change, proposing policies to help transform societies for long-term resilience.   Carbon pricing, capacity-building and regional climate finance were also discussed, with a spotlight on highly vulnerable nations. During the week, work began on a new climate strategy for Indian Ocean Island States to access finance for priority projects.And the UN Climate Change Secretariat is assisting 10 sub-regions involving 77 countries in Asia Pacific, Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean in preparing strategies to access scaled up climate finance.Organized every year in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as the Asia-Pacific, Regional Climate Weeks allow governments and other concerned parties to address the full spectrum of climate issues under one umbrella. The central aim is to bring together the public and private sectors around the common goal of addressing climate change.APCW 2019 was organized by UNCCC in partnership with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and other international and regional organizations. It is the third Regional Climate Week to this year, following one in Accra, Ghana in March and in Salvador, Brazil in August. Next year, the United Arab Emirates will host a Regional Climate Week for the Middle East and North Africa region. read more

Mildura stands united for their coach

first_imgBill Stamation’s family is a widely respected one in Mildura. Living on the family fruit property in Irymple, Bill’s hard working Greek parents George and Katerina were much loved in Mildura’s Greek and wider community. The same went for their son Bill. Involved with soccer since the tender age of nine, he became a founding member of Mildura United Soccer Club in 1974. Always ready to donate his time and hard work for different causes, Bill’s love for soccer has always benefited the club and Mildura’s tight community. He played and coached various clubs throughout the years including the Sunraysia Juniors, was the secretary of Mildura United, and had a lot of involvement and a massive impact on the Sunraysia Football League.A constant within Mildura’s soccer community, earlier this year Bill was appointed as Mildura United’s senior men’s coach. It was just one more hoop in Stamations’ connection with the soccer club, where Bill’s wife Kerryn has been a committee member, and his son Jorgi one of Mildura’s players.But it was the devastating diagnosis in May this year that changed the plans for a young Greek family when Mildura’s founding legend Bill was diagnosed with liver cancer.Now the community of Mildura United Soccer Club and of the whole town stands united to help Stamation family.On 22 June, a fundraiser We Stand United was held, organised by club’s secretary Sonya Nicolaci.“We recently found out that Bill has been diagnosed with liver cancer, that has now spread to his lymph nodes and stomach. We are all shocked and extremely saddened by the news. “The family are looking at an extremely long and difficult journey with treatment and medical trips to Melbourne. So we stand united to raise as much money as we can to help them through this journey,” Sonya Nicolaci tells Neos Kosmos.The response of the Mildura community has been overwhelming, Sonya says. Money was raised to help fund Bill’s first cancer treatment, but now second treatment is to be funded.“We are trying to do everything we can. There is a new cancer drug that is out now – $10,000 every time they have to do it and it’s not government funded. We managed to raise almost $10,000 and Bill just had his first treatment on Friday.”And for the Stamation family, who had to sell their newly opened fruit and vegetable shop when Bill was diagnosed, the support of their friends and soccer community has been a rock to rely on. “They had just started their business prior to the bad news, they have dreamt about a fruit and veg shop with beautiful Greek sausage, but they ended up having to sell it within two weeks. “The support of the community has been amazing – we had the Greek Orthodox Philoptohos Society of Mildura make a donation of $1,500 which was fantastic. We had a lot of Greek people coming from interstate and people from overseas as well making donations.”Up until last week, so dedicated was Mildura’s coach to his team, that he was attending every training and Sunday games of his boys, until the battle with cancer made it harder to attend.With Sonya Nicolaci and Mildura United on the helm, the Indiegogo campaign is now running to help raise money for Bill’s next treatment. And, as a gift for those who make donations, a top signed by Liverpool FC legend Louis Suarez is up for grabs.“People can donate $10, and write me a personal email – 25 words or less – why they should win that shirt. Once the campaign is over, in 20 days, that’s how we’ll decide who it should go to,” Sonya explains.There’s no doubt that cancer is a tough opponent – as tough as they come. But it seems that Mildura United SC and Mildura’s community are doing everything they can to help their hero in need. It requires teamwork, effort and dedication, Sonya says.“Just remember – it could be you, your father, your son, your best mate. $10-20 that someone can give might not be too much for them but is everything to a family like the Stamations and what they are going through. Everyone should think how much it would mean to you if it was your family. “We are just trying to get as much help as we can, as many donations, people on board … He is just a gentle soul, and for him, we stand united.”One in two men will be diagnosed with cancer by the time they turn 85. Around 63,000 Australian men are expected to be diagnosed with cancer this year alone.To donate for Bill Stamation’s cancer treatment, visit www.indiegogo.com/projects/helping-out-a-local-hero For more information, contact Sonya Nicolaci at sonya.nicolaci@gmail.com or visit www.facebook.com/pages/Mildura-United-Soccer-Club/158843457608199*A previous version of the article wrongly quoted that a Greek Orthodox Church made the $1,500 donation. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

How we discovered an Earthlike planet outside our solar system

first_imgΑ groundbreaking discovery was announced on Wednesday, when it was confirmed that an ‘Earth-like’ planet is in orbit around the ‘red dwarf’ star Proxima Centauri, 4.37 light years from the Sun. This star has been known for more than a century, but this is the first time that it is proved to have a planet orbiting around it. Named Proxima Centaur b, the exoplanet is believed to be 1.3 times the mass of the Earth and lies within the so-called ‘habitable zone’, meaning that liquid water could potentially exist on it. The discovery, announced by the researchers of the European Southern Observatory (ESO), has spread excitement in the world of astronomers, who see this as a major step in the quest for life outside our solar system. One of the astronomers that took part in the research, Yiannis Tsapras, a Gliese Fellow at the Centre for Astronomy in Heidelberg, guides us through the discovery. Living generations, for the first time in human history, are very likely to have an answer to the question of whether we are alone or not in the Universe.How was Proxima Centauri b discovered? The planet was discovered through a coordinated international effort involving 31 scientists from eight different countries. We used the HARPS spectrograph on ESO’s 3.6m telescope in Chile to measure how the star ‘wobbles’ as the planet goes around it. At the same time, we also used the Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network (LCOGT) and ASH2 telescopes to record how active the star is, so that we would not mistake stellar activity for a real planetary signal. Are you excited about this discovery? Absolutely! We already know of thousands of planets orbiting distant stars, but this is an almost Earth-mass planet in a temperate zone around Proxima Centauri, which is right next door, only ~4.2 light years away! How did you become part of the project? In 2013, when I was still a Fellow at Queen Mary University in London (at the School of Physics and Astronomy), a colleague had some observations from Proxima Centauri that raised suspicion of a planet being there. We have been discussing since how to organise a series of observations that would lead to the confirmation or rejection of this signal. I used the LCOGT network of telescopes to monitor Proxima’s stellar activity throughout the campaign and analysed the observations, which showed without question that the planetary signal was not due to the activity of the star.How do we know that it is a terrestrial planet? The planet’s minimum mass (1.3 Earth masses) comes straight from our measurements. We have no direct indication of the composition of the planet, but considering solar system planets and our theoretical models of planet formation and structure, it is very likely that this planet is rocky. The distance from its star implies that, if there is water on this planet’s surface, it could potentially be liquid, depending on the planet’s atmosphere. We do not currently know whether there is water there, or whether the planet has an atmosphere. The Doppler method tells us the orbital period and the size of the orbit. This combined with the star brightness tells us the approximate temperature on the surface of the planet. In this case, Proxima b without an atmosphere would be at -55 C (an Earth with no atmosphere would be at -30C). However, greenhouse gases keep the Earth warmer so the temperature on Proxima b could be comfortable too.Could there be life there? If it has an atmosphere and if there is water there, and these are big ‘ifs’, the local conditions might support life; but we do not really know. We need to study this system a lot more over the coming decades in order to be able to start answering such questions. However, it is a great place to start looking for it. This infographic compares the orbit of the planet around Proxima Centauri (Proxima b) with the same region of the Solar System. Proxima Centauri is smaller and cooler than the Sun and the planet orbits much closer to its star than Mercury. As a result it lies well within the habitable zone, where liquid water can exist on the planet’s surface.What are the prospects of establishing contact or going to the planet? If there were a technologically advanced civilisation with radio technology on Proxima Centauri b, sending and receiving signals would take 4.2 years either way. However, the system has been studied extensively in the past and there are no indications of any signals coming from there. Knowing that there is such a planet, it might be worth searching a bit deeper. The good thing is that a two-way call has a lag of ‘only’ 8.4 years, so after sending a powerful radio message we do not need to wait that long for a possible answer. We are also not likely to visit anytime soon, at least with current technology. How long would that take? With current technology, assuming we got the spacecraft to travel at 56,000km/h (this was the velocity achieved by the Deep Space 1 mission), it would take at least 81,000 years to get to Proxima Centauri. If we also use the gravity of some of the Solar System planets to perform a so-called slingshot manoeuvre to achieve higher speeds, we could get there in about 15,000 years (but then we would need to somehow slow down once we get there). So, unless we discover some new physics that allows us to traverse such distances on much shorter timescales, enjoying a cool Pan Galactic Gurgle Blaster* at a Proxima Centauri pub will have to wait. On the other hand, the ambitious Starshot Project aims to send tiny robot voyeurs to the Centauri system in a voyage lasting a mere 20 years. When will extraterrestrial life be discovered? We already have evidence that Earth-mass planets are common in the universe. All this helps us to understand better how planetary systems form and evolve. Within five years we will have good estimates of their abundance from a combination of different planet-detection techniques. Once we have established their abundance and picked out the best candidates, the next step would be to launch high-tech space telescopes to look for indications of life on them, which would probably take one or two decades. This means that living generations, for the first time in human history, are very likely to have an answer to the question of whether we are alone or not in the Universe. But in most probability, this will be some kind of bacterial life, not hollywood aliens. But even this kind of discovery will be enough to shake biology to its core, because all we know about life comes from a single specimen – life on Earth, which is diverse, but has a common origin. How has your work affected your outlook on life? Anyone interested in Astronomy has a rather different perception of the ‘self’, in regards to what is ‘out there’. Carl Sagan summarised it like this: ”astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience”. What is your personal aspiration? I don’t have aspirations, only insatiable curiosity. *(ed. note: a reference to a cocktail mentioned in Douglas Adams’ ‘The Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ series of books). Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Bank robbery suspect captured after crime spree

first_img From bodybuilder to suspected bank robberDriver escapes injury after alleged bank robber hits vanView the events of the afternoon as a StorifyA Hazel Dell bank robbery turned into a major crime spree Wednesday afternoon, engulfing local police agencies in high-speed chases through Hazel Dell, Vancouver and Salmon Creek before ending 90 minutes later in North Portland.The suspected robber, identified as Brent J. Woodall of Vancouver, was taken into custody about 4:25 p.m. by Portland police after he was pinned between a police cruiser and a minivan.Late Wednesday night, authorities were trying to determine if a second Clark County bank robbery was committed by the suspect.“A very dangerous situation,” said Sgt. Fred Neiman of the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. “We are glad to get this fellow in custody.”Wednesday was Woodall’s 29th birthday.Wednesday evening at 10:20 p.m., Woodall had not yet been booked in the Multnomah County Jail. Portland police Lt. Robert King said Woodall would face charges in both Oregon and Washington and would likely need to be extradited to Clark County.The crime spree included the bank robbery, two high-speed pursuits, a traffic accident and four attempted carjackings, only one of which was successful. It wasn’t immediately clear late Wednesday whether Woodall was connected to a second bank robbery that occurred in the Van Mall neighborhood within a half-hour of the Hazel Dell heist. This damaged Toyota Sequoia, shown at the scene of a reported carjacking at 404 E. 15th St., was believe to be the vehicle driven by a suspected bank robber Wednesday.last_img read more

UPDATED Good Samaritans Help Save Mackey Lake Plane Crash Survivor

first_imgCES Chief Roy Browning: “CES crews responded around 11am, and CES activated their dive team for response and put Nikiski dive team on standby. Nearby residents on the lake reported that the plane was sinking as crews were in route.”  Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The pilot and sole occupant of a plane that crashed Tuesday into Mackey Lake, in Soldotna, survived with “minimal injuries” according to Central Emergency Services. A nearby good samaritan rode his boat out to the downed plane to assist the pilot. The Alaska State Troopers also responded to the scene, and it was confirmed that there was only one occupant onboard the plane at the time of the crash. According to Browning the plane was a Maule MX-7. The investigation into the cause of the crash has now been handed over to the troopers. The initial call to CES was that a plane had overturned upon landing in Mackey Lake. Browning: “Upon arrival by CES crews the pilot was able to get out of the plane with the assistance of local residents as they responded by kayak and were able to get him to shore to our ambulance crews.” last_img read more

11 Cool Korean Shows We Want Netflix to Bring Over

first_img Netflix’s original shows get a lot of love, but just as good is the slate of foreign programming they’ve translated and brought over. From stylish noir Babylon Berlin to the utterly creepy Dark, they have a killer eye for overseas shows that will appeal to American audiences. The recent premiere of Kingdom (stream it here) is just another hit in the line. If you haven’t binged it yet, it’s a South Korean fantasy/horror/action joint where a young prince must deal with his dead father and the army of zombies he brought with him.Real heads know that Korea’s TV industry is thriving, so here are our picks for other shows that the streaming service can bring to our eyeballs.Are You Human?One of the most interesting things about South Korean sci-fi is how they use it as a storytelling tool in other genres of programming. Case in point: Are You Human?, which on the surface is a workplace drama involving a young man struggling to maintain his position as the leader of a business conglomerate. Here’s the twist, though: the young man is a humanoid android made by his mother, who takes his place after the real one slips into a coma. Dealing with issues of identity and humanity, it’s a compelling exploration of modern social issues with an interesting spin.My Love From The StarKorean TV has definitely established a foothold in the States with romance fans, so why not spotlight one of their more sci-fi flavored takes on the concept? The smash hit My Love From The Star features Kim Soo-hyun as an alien who made Earthfall 400 years ago during the Joseon Dynasty and has lived incognito among us ever since, taking a new identity every decade. But when his people finally show up to take him home, an unexpected romance with his next-door neighbor will test his resolve. Throw in a love-crazed stalker and you’ve got an irresistible mix of romance, science fiction and drama that was a smash hit.CircleKorean TV isn’t immune from high-concept ideas, and Circle is one that works. Each episode is split into two stories — one taking place in 2017 and the other two decades later. The present-day bits follow a pair of brothers who were the only witnesses to an alien landing when they were kids. The future bits are even more interesting, with South Korea divided once more into two nations — “General Earth,” a polluted hellhole, and “Smart Earth,” a well-scrubbed, crime-free utopia. The twins have vanished, and a detective must cross between Earths to investigate where they’ve gone. It’s beautifully filmed and remarkably clever.City HunterBased on a Japanese comic that also inspired a Jackie Chan film, City Hunter is one of the best Korean action shows. It follows a a team of soldiers who undertake a covert mission in North Korea but are ambushed. One survives, but when he returns home he finds that all of his records have been erased. He kidnaps a child and raises him for revenge on the officials that sent him to die. It’s a taut and violent thriller with some fun performances and great set pieces. The show’s been licensed in a dozen countries but has yet to show up on American streaming services.HwayugiIf you want to talk influential fiction, Journey To The West might top the list. The 16th century Chinese novel has inspired hundreds of homages, adaptations and spin-offs from Dragon Ball to this 2017 series. Hwayugi, also known as A Korean Odyssey, takes a lot of liberties with the source material, transplanting the quartet of animal heroes to the modern era. Instead of being tasked with bringing Buddhist wisdom from India, they’re protecting a young woman who could lead to the end of the world. This is a charming, visually kicky series that was a big success in Korea. Netflix has even bought the rights to this one in other countries, but so far it hasn’t shown up on their American lineup.Blade ManOne cool thing about science fiction is that it lets storytellers use new and different visual metaphors for emotions we all experience. 2014 series Blade Man is a prime example. Lee Dong-wook stars as a wealthy businessman who is afflicted by a strange condition – when he’s upset or angry, metal knives sprout all over his body. This isolates him from the world until a young woman learns his secret and tries to help him contend with both his inner feelings and their outer expression. This one benefits from a great lead performance, with Dong-wook really plumbing the unusual nature of the Blade Man.Save MeWhen a group of unemployed slackers find a young woman in an alley whispering “save me,” it kicks off a twisty psychological series that’s unlike any other K-drama out there. The woman, Im Sang Mi, has seen her entire family brainwashed into a religious cult and she’s struggling to get herself free after three years of relentless brainwashing. Struggling to hold on to her perceptions of what a “normal life” looks like, she turns to the odd group of friends to bring down the cult and rescue her parents, who have gone over completely to the other side.BloodHere’s another example of how fluidly Korean TV blends supernatural and sci-fi premises into existing genres. At first glance, Blood seems like an everyday medical procedural along the lines of House, with a gifted surgeon who has trouble getting along with his colleagues or showing his emotions. But here’s the twist: specialist doctor Park Ji Sang isn’t just a jerk, he’s a vampire. Suppressing his desire to feed on humans, he’s a remarkably interesting, tragic hero, and when he comes into conflict with the hospital director who is human but more of a monster than Ji Sang could ever be, things really get interesting.Joseon X-FilesHistorical dramas are big business on Korean TV, and some of the more interesting ones give supernatural spins to real-life events. Joseon X-Files takes the odd couple dynamic of the 90s FOX franchise and transplants it back to the Joseon dynasty of the 17th century. Two investigators — one a believer in the supernatural and one a more grounded scientist — are tasked with uncovering the truth behind a variety of tall tales and legends. Tackling things like UFOs through the eyes of people living centuries ago is a daunting flex, but the show pulls it off with aplomb and it’s very worth a watch.DuelThe one-sentence concept for Duel could go a bunch of different ways: a cop’s daughter is kidnapped, and the only clue is that two men with the same face were spotted at the crime scene. When they bring in the suspect, he has no memory of the incident because he’s a clone, and his malevolent copy is out there with the girl. Actor Yang Se Jong shines in the dual role, really making both characters seem distinct and individual while never letting us forget that they’re clones. There’s bits where one impersonates the other that are particularly compelling. It’s a fast-paced series that suffers from a little shoddy plotting but is a fun ride despite that.GoblinOne of the most critically acclaimed Korean dramas of recent years, Goblin set viewership records with its oddball fusion of mythology and romance. Gong Yoo (from Train to Busan) stars as the titular character, an immortal protector of souls who has lived on this planet for nearly a thousand years. The only thing that can free him is having a mystical sword pulled from his chest by the love of his life. He meets a young woman with the power to see ghosts and it kicks off an oddball fusion of supernatural intrigue and romance that’s compelling to the end.More on Geek.com:Here’s Everything Coming to Netflix in February 2019Zack Snyder Is Directing Netflix’s ‘Army of the Dead’ Zombie ThrillerSteve Carell to Lead New Netflix Series Inspired By Trump’s Space Force What to Stream on Netflix This Weekend11 Other Old-School Nick Shows That Should Get Netflix Movies Stay on targetlast_img read more

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first_img 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 Technology | Advanced Visualization | June 13, 2019 Materialise Receives FDA Clearance for Cardiovascular Planning Software Suite Three-dimensional (3-D) printing software and solutions company Materialise has received U.S. Food and Drug… read more Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 04, 2019 Ann Arbor Startup Launches Augmented Reality MRI Simulator SpellBound, an Ann Arbor startup specializing in augmented reality (AR) tools for children in hospitals, has officially… read more Feature | Henry Ford Hospital | May 21, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Innovations in Radiotherapy and Radiology at Henry Ford Hospital Henry Ford Hospital thought leaders regularly speak at the radiation oncology and radiology conferences about new res read more News | Advanced Visualization | July 03, 2019 TeraRecon Unveils iNtuition AI Data Extractor Artificial Intelligence (AI) and advanced visualization company TeraRecon announced its new iNtuition AI Data Extractor… read more News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more A 3-D printed model (left) and a model constructed in augmented reality (right), both of a kidney with a tumor. In both models, the kidney is clear; the tumor is visible in purple on the AR model and in white on the 3-D printed model. Photo courtesy of Nicole Wake, Ph.D. Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more Technology | Artificial Intelligence | June 20, 2019 TeraRecon Receives First-of-Kind FDA Determination for Northstar AI Results Explorer Advanced visualization and artificial intelligence (AI) technology provider TeraRecon has successfully completed a U.S… read more center_img Technology | March 12, 2010 Advanced Visualization Adds 5D Functional Analytics Using Supercomputing Algorithms Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 10, 2019 Medivis SurgicalAR Gets FDA Clearance Medivis announced that its augmented reality (AR) technology platform for surgical applications, SurgicalAR, has… read more March 12, 2010 – A new advanced visualization technology in development allows clinicians to automatically apply supercomputing algorithms for the analysis of internal organs, vessels, tumors and other regions of interest in multiple dimensions, from 2D to 5D, including data set animations. Ziosoft Inc. displayed its work-in-progress PhyZiodynamic solutions for its Ziostation system at the annual American College of Cardiology (ACC) Scientific Sessions March 14–16 in Atlanta. “PhyZiodynamic technology provides imaging solutions that are truly remarkable compared to traditional volumetric rendering,” said Sung Woo Park, M.D., Ph.D., professor of the department of medicine, Cardiac and Vascular Center, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine. “When I realized I could clearly see the biomechanics of the papillary muscles, it was apparent there was something very significant here. I believe this technology has the potential to offer a substantial impact on diagnostic speed and accuracy in support of state-of-the-art patient care, especially in cardiology.”The system takes CT or MR data sets of a full cardiac cycle, allows manipulation to create a 3D rendering of the anatomy of interest, and then puts the data set in motion in a video loop. The resulting video image is similar to the functional movement seen in angiography cine loops, but the color and more detailed anatomy greatly enhances the image and the information it can offer. The company displayed examples of the high-definition, animations showing the functioning of an aortic valve and a cut-away of an entire heart. Some cardiac surgeons who saw the examples said it was the first time they had seen such detailed functional of the anatomy outside of live, open surgery. The cut-away of the heart clearly showed the movement of the papillary muscle and the chordae tendinae. The initial images appear a lot like live, color, 3D echo, where there is a lot of noise and artifacts. The software helps filter the majority of this noise to create a much clearer image. The software solutions are based on supercomputing technology originally developed for dynamic, instantaneous weather pattern analysis. Over the years, supercomputing has evolved from a large room of host computer hardware to a centralized, single CPU-based processing server allowing multiple concurrent users throughout the enterprise system. This has resulted in several significant advantages including superb image quality, optimized user efficiency and maximum cost effectiveness for an extensive range of clinical applications. The technology offers scalable software solutions, eliminating the need for costly, multiple proprietary or specialized GPU rendering boards. It integrates seamlessly with standard, off-the-shelf hardware and expands the life of expensive modalities such as CT and MR.Through the application of advanced algorithmic processes, the technology reduces noise without compromising image integrity, allowing the physician to increase diagnostic confidence. It also handles extremely large sets of data on an enterprise basis, rendering images and analysis automatically for greater patient throughput without the need for proprietary or specialized GPU rendering hardware. Ziosoft said the key to its technology is the use of uncompressed, lossless images, which ensure the integrity of all the data. The images are accessible from the office, home or enterprise without the need for proprietary hardware. PhyZiodynamic technology is compatible with any DICOM imaging modality including CT, MR, PET, SPECT and angio. This allows advanced diagnostic applications for multiple medical specialties such as cardiology, radiology, neurology, orthopedics and oncology. Ziosoft has received regulatory clearance for several applications including CT coronary analysis and calcium scoring, as well as both MR and CT cardiac function analysis.Ziosoft hopes to create a commercial version of the 5D analysis software in the next 12 months.For further information: www.ziosoftinc.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content Feature | Advanced Visualization | July 02, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis Augmented Reality Versus 3-D Printing for Radiology Three-dimensional (3-D) printing and… read more Image courtesy of Philips Healthcare Henry Ford Hospital’s ViewRay MRIdian linear accelerator system allows real-time MRI-guided radiotherapy. Shown is the support staff for this system. In the center of the photo is Benjamin Movsas, M.D., chair of radiation oncology at Henry Ford Cancer Institute. Second from the right is Carri Glide-Hurst, Ph.D., director of translational research, radiation oncology.last_img read more

Fujifilm VisualSonics Announces CE Mark for Vevo MD Ultrasound

first_img News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more Technology | Ultrasound Imaging | January 11, 2016 Fujifilm VisualSonics Announces CE Mark for Vevo MD Ultrasound Market’s first clinical ultra high frequency ultrasound system offers increased image resolution down to 30 micrometers News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 26, 2019 Intelligent Ultrasound Group Collaborating With the National Imaging Academy Wales Artificial intelligence (AI)-based ultrasound software and simulation company Intelligent Ultrasound Group plc (AIM:… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 05, 2019 Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an ambulatory… read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 31, 2019 Studies Confirm Clinical Value of ShearWave Elastography for Liver Fibrosis Evaluation SuperSonic Imagine announced the publication of the results of its prospective multicentric clinical study conducted in… read more News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 11, 2019 360 Degree View of a Smartphone Performing a Cardiac Ultrasound Exam This 360 degree photo shows a basic, point-of-care cardiac echocardiogram being performed using a smartphone turned i read more January 11, 2016 — Fujifilm VisualSonics Inc. announced CE mark for the Vevo MD, what the company calls the world’s first ultra-high frequency (UHF) clinical ultrasound system. The announcement marks Fujifilm VisualSonics’ expansion into the clinical market.The Vevo MD operates at much higher frequencies than any conventional ultrasound system currently available. Along with the Vevo MD system, the company also introduced the UHF Series of transducers. This patented transducer technology is capable of operating in a range of frequencies up to 70 MHz, a tremendous increase in resolution compared to conventional ultrasound systems.The system offers high image resolution down to 30 micrometers — less than half the size of a grain of sand. This will allow applications to visualize the smallest, highly detailed anatomy, including neonatology, vascular, musculoskeletal, dermatology or other small parts within the first 3 cm of the body. The Vevo MD is now commercially available with CE mark in the majority of European Union countries.For more information: www.visualsonics.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 The ScanTrainer transvaginal simulator is one example of Intelligent Ultrasound’s simulation technologies. read more Related Content 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 09, 2019 360 Degree View of a Mitral Valve Ultrasound Exam on a Vivid E95 System A view of a mitral valve on a GE Healthcare Vivid E95 … read more 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 08, 2019 360 Degree View of an Echocardiography Exam on the SC2000 System This is a 360 degree view of a live cardiac echo demonstration for the Siemens Healthineers Acuson SC2000… read morelast_img read more

Obama wins reelection makes history again

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By Stephen CollinsonWASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. President Barack Obama swept to a emphatic re-election win over Mitt Romney Tuesday, forging new history by transcending a dragging economy and the stifling unemployment that haunted his first term.The 44th U.S. president and the first African American to claim the Oval Office, was returned to power after a joyless election which appears to have deepened, rather than healed, his nation’s political divides.“In this election, you, the American people, reminded us that while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up, we have fought our way back,” Obama said at a triumphant victory party in Chicago.“We know in our hearts that for the United States of America the best is yet to come,” Obama said, striving for inspirational heights rarely touched in a campaign where the prophet of hope of 2008 became a conventional, brawling politician.As Obama’s victory was confirmed with wins in rustbelt Ohio and his spiritual political home in Iowa, large crowds suddenly materialized at the White House, chanting “four more years” and “O-bama, O-bama.”Republican nominee Romney, deflated and exhausted, offered Obama a classy tribute, as he appeared before dejected supporters in Boston, moments after phoning the U.S. leader to formally concede and to congratulate his team.“I wish all of them well but particularly the president, the First Lady and their daughters,” Romney said.“This is a time of great challenges for America and I pray that the president will be successful in guiding our nation.”Obama repaid the compliment in his speech, saying the Romney family “had chosen to give back to America through public service and that is the legacy that we honor and applaud tonight.”And in an intriguing aside, the president said he looked forward to sitting down with his former foe to find if they could find common ground to work together.Once the euphoria fades, the president will face a tough task enacting his second-term agenda, after Republicans, who thwarted him repeatedly in his first term, retained control of the House of Representatives.Democrats kept the Senate but fell short of the 60-vote super majority needed to pass major legislation over Republican blocking tactics.With a clutch of swing states including Florida still to be declared, Obama already had 303 electoral votes, well over the 270 needed to win the White House.Obama paved the way to victory with a staunch defense of Democratic bastions in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan, at which Romney had taken a last-minute run when he saw more conventional paths to victory blocked.He also locked in swing states, Virginia, which he became the first Democrat to win since 1964 four years ago, Nevada, Ohio, New Hampshire, Colorado and Iowa, crushing Romney’s slim hopes of a viable path to victory.Romney could only wrestle Indiana and North Carolina from Obama’s 2008 account.Obama and Romney were neck-and-neck in Florida, but the final results from the Sunshine State were not expected until Wednesday.The win in Iowa will be especially sweet for Obama, as the heartland state nurtured his unlikely White House dreams way back in 2007 and a tear rolled down his cheek as he held his last ever campaign rally there late Monday.His victory in Ohio represents a delayed repayment for his gutsy call in 2009 to mandate a federal bailout of the auto industry, on which one in eight jobs in the state depend and which Romney opposed.Obama, no longer a prophet of hope and change, won re-election with a fiercely negative campaign, as he branded Romney, a former multi-millionaire corporate turnaround wizard as indifferent to the woes of the middle class.Prior to Obama’s victory, no president in 70 years had won re-election with the unemployment rate above 7.4 percent. Although the economy has created more than 5 million jobs since the Great Recession, the rate is now 7.9 percent.Exit polls showed that though only 39 percent of people believed that the economy was improving, around half of Americans blamed former Republican president George W. Bush for the tenuous situation, and not Obama.Obama’s victory was a complete vindication for a campaign team that had predicted a close, but winnable election, despite the painful after-effects of the deepest economic crisis since the 1930s Great Depression.The president ran for re-election on a platform of offering a “fair shot” to the middle class, of fulfilling his pledge to end the war in Iraq, killing Osama bin Laden, and of building a clean energy economy.Remarkably, his coalition of Hispanic, African American and young voters, defied expectations and turned out in similar numbers to those of his euphoric change-fueled campaign in 2008, shocking Romney’s team.Latino voters in particular helped Obama to victory in the desert state of Nevada, and in the Rocky Mountains state of Colorado, U.S. television networks projected.Republicans had insisted right up to election day that Obama’s army, disaffected by busted expectations for his first term, would stay home, and had predicted instead a late Republican wave that would elevate Romney.Now, Obama will get the chance to protect his historic reforms of health care and Wall Street and may have the chance to shape the Supreme Court for a generation, with several vacancies on the bench expected to arise.Obama will also likely look abroad as he builds his legacy, but will face an immediate challenge early in 2013 and a possible decision whether to use military force to thwart Iran’s nuclear program.More immediately, at home, Obama will face a swift showdown with Republicans on Capitol Hill, on the so-called “fiscal cliff” involving the expiration of Bush-era tax cuts and a need to raise the U.S. debt ceiling.Ruinous budget cuts designed to trim the ballooning deficit, which could tip the economy into recession, are also about to come due, unless Obama can reach a deal with Republicans, who have opposed him tooth and nail for four years.The president may have been helped at the 11th hour when superstorm Sandy roared ashore, killing more than 100 Americans, but giving Obama the chance to publicly pull the levers of government. 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Despacito singer becomes Puerto Ricos new global ambassador

first_imgRanking the most watched video in YouTube history with more than three billion views, Luis Fonsi’s ‘Despacito’ song has not only attracted millions to his song but has also generated tourism in Puerto Rico by 45% and has also made him the global ambassador of Puerto Rico Tourism Company.PRTC’s partnership with Luis Fonsi will launch the destination’s campaign showcasing that “the longer you stay, the better it gets” by taking things “despacito” (which means slow), as there are many wonders to discover and experience on the island. Jose Izquierdo, executive director of the PRTC said, “Luis Fonsi is an influential star and we’re thrilled to have him as our new ambassador. The song represents everything that we are, a vibrant and energetic island and we welcome all tourists to come explore what we have to offer.” Fonsi commented on his partnership with the PRTC: “I am very grateful and excited that the Puerto Rico Tourism Company has chosen ‘Despacito’ and my Love and Dance Tour as part of its promotional campaign for Puerto Rico. Over the next year, I will be working on different efforts to shed light on the wonders of our beautiful Island, promoting Puerto Rico and helping raise awareness of the Island in every corner of the world. I’m proud to be an ambassador of my homeland.” Featured heavily in the track, Puerto Rico is a destination that requires no passport for US citizens and boasts an array of historic, bold and diverse offerings. Among them, bioluminescent bays, the longest zip line in the world “The Monster,” at Toro Verde, the most Five-Star and Four-Star spas in the Caribbean and countless world-ranked beaches. Club La Factoria and Old San Juan are some locations demonstrated extensively in the video. Architectural and historic offerings on the island, too, offer a unique experience, as one of the early Spanish settlements in the new world. About 4 million tourists arrive in Puerto Rico every year. Ever since Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s song has become a superhit, tourists from all across the planet seem to be focusing their attention on Puerto Rico.“Despacito” is first the single in Spanish to achieve the number one position on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, since Macarena in 1996 and has achieved unprecedented success, setting a record on the digital platform and the most watched Spanish video in a 24-hour period with 5.4 million views. “Despacito” So far, it has stayed at the top of the list for 13 weeks; the only song by a Puerto Rican artist to achieve this feat.last_img read more

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Maitama for investigation. The UN special rapporteur on extra-judicial killings, former NPF member and three-time chief minister. Minn. battled water after the deluge but it was Roseau the county seat that got it the worstThe river at Roseau shot up 15 feet in a day and crested at 234 feet; flood stage is 16 feetUltimately more than 70 structures were removed after the flood because of the damage they sustained Pelowski said That included some key city facilities"We lost our police department library museum and the city hall" Pelowski saidRoseau today is a different community than the town that flooded 15 years ago Better in many ways with key infrastructure improvements such as a new storm sewer system new city center and permanent flood protection designed to divert floodwaters around the east end of the cityStill there have been plenty of rough spots along the way Pelowski said The city lost a downtown grocery store a Hardee’s restaurant and other stores Clothing store Maurices was gone for several years but eventually reopened he said"It’s been tough on the small businesses since 2002" Pelowski said "Retail’s been bad for a long time but we’ve had businesses come and go and come and go and it was good to get some of them back"The location of the city center which required closing a street also sparked hard feelings among some residents when it was proposed in the mid-2000s "Abandoning that street was a controversial thing but in retrospect I’ve had a lot of great support" Pelowski saidNew infrastructureAll told about $100 million in public infrastructure improvements are in place that wouldn’t be there without the flood said Todd Peterson community development coordinator That includes public buildings streets storm sewers and a "West Intercept" ditch that steers water from higher ground west of town to the Roseau River northwest of the city Peterson saidThe infrastructure funding doesn’t include the 4-mile east side diversion which cost $46 million and was officially completed in August 2015 he saidThe diversion which includes earthen dikes in places and inlet and outlet structures also has several recreational amenities such as paved trails birding stations trailhead parking a picnic area and a restriction structure that doubles as a pedestrian bridge over the river The structure which was going to be built regardless directs floodwaters into the diversion channelSome residents were skeptical about the recreational features when the project was in the planning stages but the amenities made the flood control system more cost-effective Peterson said"You only get so many benefits from flood protection and when you’re doing cost-benefit analysis you can get a lot more benefits by having recreational features so the overall cost benefit is better to the federal government" Peterson said "But that was hard to explain to a lot of folks People probably don’t even realize how much benefit it became Now they just see them as ‘Oh these are really nice’ "Funding for the various improvements came in bits and pieces from a combination of federal state and local sources The east-side diversion received only one regular federal appropriation of about $170000 that US Rep Collin Peterson D-Minn, the former could get 20 years in prison if caught and convicted, The girls can be seen here on the red carpet in 2000, man. read more

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