Variety in bowling makes India strong contender Chappell

first_imgNew Delhi: Former Australia skipper Ian Chappell believes the Virat Kohli-led India has variety in their bowling department, making them a strong contender to win the 2019 World Cup beginning May 30 in England and Wales. Chappell said the team which has the ability to pick wickets at regular intervals, particularly in the middle overs, was likely to lift the coveted Cup. “In an era where big bats and big scores, with occasional monumental battering, have proliferated ODIs, there are still some seriously good bowling attacks gearing up for 2019 World Cup,” Chappell wrote in his column in ESPNcricinfo. Also Read – We don’t ask for kind of tracks we get: Bowling coach Arun”Wicket-taking is going to play a crucial role in deciding this World Cup. Despite the modern gung-ho batting style, this is not an easy contract to fulfil when the tournament reaches the knockout stage. The team that consistently takes wickets — particularly through the middle overs — is the one most likely to lift the trophy,” he added. According to Chappell, India — despite not possessing the “outright pace” like that of England and Australia — do have great variety and a trio of fast bowlers who can be exceptional in favourable conditions. Also Read – Bastian Schweinsteiger announces retirement, could join Germany set-up”If there’s any moisture in the pitches then Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Bhuvneshwar Kumar are skilled enough to take full advantage. If, however, the pitches start to wear and the conditions are dry, then Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal are a dangerous wicket-taking combination,” said the 75-year-old. “Throw in Hardik Pandya as a handy fast-bowling all-rounder and Virat Kohli has plenty of options,” he added. India though lost the first warm-up game against New Zealand by six wickets on May 25. The Indian batting line-up, which boasts of having Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Kohli and M S Dhoni, bundled out for a mere 179 at The Oval which the Black Caps easily chased down with around 13 overs to spare. The Men in Blue will now take on Bangladesh in the second warm-up game on Tuesday before beginning their World Cup campaign against South Africa on June 5.last_img read more

Decomposed body of elderly woman found in house

first_imgCanning (West Bengal): The police on Friday recovered a decomposed body of an elderly woman from a house in Budge Budge area of South 24 Parganas district. Police reached the spot after neighbours complained of a foul smell emanating from the building in the southern fringes of Kolkata. They broke open the door, found the decomposed body and sent it for post-mortem examination. According to neighbours, the 65-year-old widow, who used to stay alone, went into depression after her son went missing four years ago. She is survived by a daughter, who lives elsewhere.last_img read more

Quebec Native Womens Association has a new president

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe Quebec Native Women’s Association has a new president.Michele Audette of Wendake, Que., was elected Sunday.Audette is a former president of the organization and the outgoing vice-president.She has been involved in many campaigns promoting the rights of Aboriginal women in Quebec.Most recently she was involved with the Marche Amun which saw a group of women march from Wendake to Ottawa in support of the McIvor decision.Mohawk activist Ellen Gabriel stepped down after serving three consecutive terms as president of the organization.last_img read more

Over 100 people forced from homes as rivers rise on Opaskwayak Nation in

first_imgShaneen Robinson-DesjarlaisAPTN National NewsMore than 100 people have been forced to leave their homes on the Opaskwayak Cree Nation in northern Manitoba.Rapidly rising water from two nearby rivers is expected to spill over the dyke that was built only a few years ago during the 2011 flood that hit most of Manitoba.Evacuees have been staying in local hotels since Saturday with help from the Red Cross and band leadership.In a phone interview with APTN, evacuee Veronica Prysiazniuk said, “We were surprised when they came at 2:30 and told us that we had to get out.”Prysiazniuk has lived in her home on Braken Dam Road for 15 years and has never had to leave because of a spring flooding until now.“Well it’s the first time that we’ve been evacuated, so we know things are pretty dire,” she said.OCN is located about 600 kilometres north of Winnipeg and has 3,500 people living in the community. It’s where the nearby Carrot river flows into the North Saskatchewan river. Usually the dyke is enough during the spring, but OCN”s Chief Christian Sinclair is worried this year.“The ice sheet itself has never stayed this long in the season, so what’s happening is because the ice is not breaking up, the waters are rising underneath,” said Sinclair.He’s called on 90 volunteers to sandbag around the clock.“Right now we’re just monitoring it every hour on the hour because we’re going into unprecedented times,” he said.The Red Cross and OCN leadership will continue to help evacuees with food, lodging and supplies while home owners stand by and hope for the best.“They’ve looked after all our needs, so we really don’t have any worries except stressing about what’s going to be happening in our homes,” said Prysiazniuk.Sinclair is hopeful they are prepared: “We’ve got a great team in place, logistics are set, all the resources are ready and on standby.”This while more than 300 people from five southern Manitoba First Nations were also forced to leave their homes because of spring flooding.The Carrot and North Saskatchewan rivers are expected to crest by Wednesday.srobinson@aptn.caFollow @shaneenthescenelast_img read more

Sri Lanka likely to join Iranian oil customers

Managing director of the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) stressed that the resumption of Iran’s oil exports to various countries like Sri Lanka as well as traditional customers will be time-consuming, expressing Iran’s willingness to start over oil sales to the Asian country after sanction reliefs. Referring to the launch of new talks with Sri Lanka to resume oil exports, Iran’s deputy oil minister has expressed Iran’s readiness to resume oil sales to the Asian country during the post sanction era.Roknoding Javadi described the latest status of resumption of Iranian crude exports to Sri Lanka in time with the cancellation of international sanctions and announced the beginning of Iran’s oil negotiations with Sri Lanka, mehrnews.com reported. However, Saudi and Omani crude oil replaced the Iranian one in Sri Lanka’s refinery after the application of global sanctions against Iran.Meanwhile, Sri Lanka’s Petroleum Industries Minister Susil Premajayantha had said use of Saudi Arabia’s crude oil had led to a reduction in the country’s gas production. (Colombo Gazette) The official further pointed to the destinations of Iran’s oil exports; “approximately 40 per cent of Iran’s crude oil production will be sent to Europe while the remaining 60 per cent will be sold to the Asian market,” he highlighted.Sri Lanka is estimated to demand about 50 thousand barrels of Iranian crude oil per day due to possessing only one refinery with a capacity of 50 thousand BPD. The country would import 40 to 50 thousand barrels of Iranian oil before the West had imposed illegal sanctions against Iran. “Several negotiations have been conducted with almost all traditional customers of the Iranian oil over the past few months,” noted Javadi adding “all countries are seriously seeking to buy Iran’s crude and we expect to have good conditions in this regard.” read more

UN issues joint appeal with aid groups to alleviate suffering in Central

The departing Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Jan Egeland said the situation had become urgent for many residents of the already impoverished country thanks to the effects of an armed opposition movement and a bankrupt government.“I fear that unrest in the country could threaten regional stability, with implications for several countries,” he said, noting that the CAR is bordered by Chad and Sudan’s Darfur region, which have been beset by their own problems.The insecurity is worst in the north, where more than 100 villages have been burned down this year and about 220,000 people forced to flee their homes. Violence in recent weeks close to the key towns of Kaga Bandoro in the centre of the country and Birao in the northeast has led to more displacement.The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has identified health, protection, food security and shelter as priority needs for Central Africans.Toby Lanzer, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in the CAR, said during the appeal launch in the capital, Bangui, that “we are gearing up our response to save as many lives as we can.”So far 10 international donors have between them provided $22.3 million this year for humanitarian efforts in the CAR, compared with just $9.8 million last year. The number of international NGOs present has also risen from two to nine. read more

ABB wins 32 million order in Zambia to power Africas biggest copper

first_imgABB has won an order worth around $32 million from Kansanshi Mining, a subsidiary of Canadian mining and metals company First Quantum Minerals (FQM), for the construction of a new substation and upgrade of an existing one. The facilities will help to provide reliable power supplies to Africa’s biggest copper mine, being built in the northwestern province of the country. Kansanshi mine has undergone several expansions since it began operating in 2005. From an  initial production capacity of 110,000 t of copper, it is now  capable of producing 340,000 t/y of copper and more than 120,000 oz/y of  gold A multi-stage expansion project aims to increase copper output  capacity to some 400,000 t/y by 2015. ABB says “Global demand for raw materials is one of the main growth drivers in Africa. The Zambian economy is highly dependent on the copper mining industry, which accounts for around 80% of the country’s gross domestic product.” The new copper mine will be the biggest of its kind on the African continent and will help reinforce the country’s number eight global position in terms of copper production, ABB adds. “The mining project is also expected to bring employment opportunities in the Zambezi Basin area, with a completely new town being built to support it.”“These substations in Zambia will enhance transmission capacity and improve reliability and quality of power supply to the mining operations,” said Brice Koch, Head of ABB’s Power Systems division. “Our advanced technologies, project management capability and extensive experience play a key role in the successful execution of such complex and time-critical projects.”The turnkey project encompasses design, engineering, supply and installation. Key product supplies include high- and medium-voltage air-insulated switchgear and power transformers. The substation will also be equipped with automation, control and protection systems conforming to international IEC 61850 standards, to enable local and remote monitoring and control the power assets.ABB will also supply telecommunications systems and solar photovoltaic-powered repeater stations to facilitate reliable long-distance transmission of digital signals via fibre-optic cables to a remote-end substation located some 400 km away.The new substation will be a main node in the new 330 kV transmission ring linking the capital Lusaka and the copper belt area with two main supply transmission line systems and will help improve power quality in the Zambian network. The project is scheduled for completion by 2014.Vancouver-based FQM is a mining and metals company currently operating seven mines. Its 2012 production included 307,115 t of copper, 36,759 t of nickel and 201,942 oz of gold.last_img read more

Bitly Bundles multiple links one short URL

first_imgOne of the most popular URL shortening services is Bit.ly. But as with all shortening services their room for expansion of the service features seems fairly limited. They can make the short URLs more secure with better security checks and monitoring, they could also make the URLs even shorter with a new (shorter) domain name, but what else is there?Bit.ly has found something else to add as a feature, and it’s one of those things where you never realized you needed it until it became available and instantly indispensable.AdChoices广告Until now using Bit.ly meant entering a URL and getting a short URL in return. If you want more than one short URL you just create multiple Bit.ly links. But what if you want to share a whole bunch of links with a friend? Shortening lots of links is time consuming and boring. That’s where Bit.ly Bundles comes in.It is now possible to enter multiple links in the Bit.ly URL field. Instead of hitting the “Shorten” button there’s a “Bundle” button. Clicking it generates a page containing all the links, allows a title and description to be appended, and provides a single short URL for that generated page.Bit.ly wants the Bundle page to be a destination, not just a launch pad to other sites. So at the bottom of the page under the links is a comments section so people can add their thoughts and add value to the page beyond the links. They may even include other Bundle links relating to the subject matter.Here’s an example of a Bundle created using several links from Geek.com http://bit.ly/9EuzuKRead more at the Bit.ly blogMatthew’s OpinionAs soon as I started using Bundles I could see value in them beyond just sharing links. If you are researching a subject then it’s a simple way to wrap up all your sources into one page. It’s also a nice way to keep pages of links available without having to use a bookmarking service.The greatest value of Bundles is Bit.ly’s main intended use, though. Being able to send a bunch of links with a single short URL will please Twitter users while making such a link of much more value. Adding social aspects through comments means the page could live on as it’s own repository beyond that initial link sharing. Adding more information and further links could make a single Bit.ly Bundle the goto place for a particular subject or event.last_img read more

Friends of SDSU submit more than 100000 petition signatures to qualify SDSU

first_img Ashlie Rodriguez Updated: 11:59 AM January 16, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Friends of SDSU, SDCCU Stadium, SDSU West, SoccerCity FacebookTwitter ‘Friends of SDSU’ submit more than 100,000 petition signatures to qualify ‘SDSU West Initiative’ for a 2018 ballotcenter_img Ashlie Rodriguez, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Backers of a proposed ballot initiative that would pave the way for San Diego State University to acquire the SDCCU Stadium property for campus expansion submitted more than 100,000 signed petitions to election officials Tuesday.Friends of SDSU submitted 106,134 voter signatures to the San Diego County Registrar of Voters, which now will begin verifying the signatures. To appear on the ballot, the group needs 71,646 verified signatures.“San Diegans have long called for an alternative that transforms the Mission Valley stadium site for the benefit of all residents. SDSU West officially answers that call today,” City Councilwoman Barbara Bry said.“SDSU West is the only plan for the site that will protect taxpayers, guarantee a permanent and public river park and open space and affirm San Diego’s identity as a hub for education and innovation.”If enough signatures are verified, the City Council will decide whether to adopt the initiative or place it before voters. A competing initiative, which would result in a soccer-centric commercial development, recently qualified and will go onto a 2018 ballot.If both SDSU West and SoccerCity are approved by voters, the one that receives the most votes would be adopted.Nick Stone, project manager for SoccerCity, said on Tuesday he was confident that his proposal has more support than SDSU West.“Signature gathering gauges the level of public enthusiasm. Given that it took the developers behind SDSU West nearly six times as long as SoccerCity to gather signatures, it’s clear that public support is with SoccerCity, in part because our plan will not require any taxpayer money,” Stone said.The SDSU West initiative would lead to the sale of the property to SDSU, which would be required to create a comprehensive development plan.The university has built to capacity in its current footprint, which means the proposal would allow SDSU to grow its academic, research and housing facilities to meet increased student demand that cannot be met at its current campus.School officials in the fall outlined their vision for the project, including 1.6 million square feet of classroom and research buildings, a river park and open space, 4,500 housing units, retail shops, a pair of hotels and a multi-use, 35,000-seat stadium for college football and other sports.SDSU Interim President Sally Roush and JMI Realty CEO John Kratzer said the project would be mostly funded by public-private partnerships, and wouldn’t rely on taxpayer financing. The main exception would be the stadium, which would be funded by bonds to be paid back by future revenues.The land is three trolley stops from the built-out main campus. Posted: January 16, 2018last_img read more

Sunshine Songs

first_imgSunshine and the sounds of the 1970s and ’80s warmed Esther Short Park on Thursday as The Antics performed their brand of dance hits and new music as part of Vancouver’s Six to Sunset concert series.Audience members provided a back-up rhythm section during the evening concert.The event was one of six free concerts presented by Riverview Bank. The rest of the series continues with Quarterflash on July 29, Zuzo Blue on Aug. 5, and Johnny Limbo and the Lugnuts on Aug. 12.last_img

The Economist Continues Hiring Tear

first_imgAfter some staffing cutbacks last year and in 2008, when the company reportedly let go about a dozen staffers, the North American unit of The Economist is now looking to add roughly 20 positions onto several others it has hired so far this year.The new jobs are primarily in sales, marketing and technical operations. Some titles include a global publisher partnerships director, a director of traffic and lead generation, and a Drupal developer.According to Alan Press, senior vice president of marketing and new ventures for The Economist Group, the new positions are part of a larger strategy to grow and expand The Economist brand. “As the company expands and moves in different directions, these are some of the areas that will help support those efforts.” Press says The Economist, which currently employs about 200 people in North America, added jobs to its Brand Innovation Business earlier this year and has hired other positions, including a senior director of new ventures, a commercial director, a director of new programs and an editorial director. “The senior director of new ventures, the commercial director and the director of programs will all play increasingly more important roles over the next several months as we begin focusing more on creating and putting together Economist events and conferences around North and South America, and exploring new ways to extend the brand beyond the publication itself.”In regard to the print magazine, The Economist’s ad pages have stayed mostly flat through the first six months, slipping 2.3 percent compared to the same period last year, according to the most recent Publishers Information Bureau figures.last_img read more

What Are Town Boards Committees Talking About Week of June 30 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — According to the Wilmington Town Clerk’s calendar, there are several town board, committee and commission meetings scheduled for the week of Sunday, June 30, 2019.Sunday, June 30, 2019No MeetingsMonday, July 1, 2019The Wilmington Housing Authority meets at 5pm in Deming Way’s Community Hall. Read the agenda HERE.Tuesday, July 2, 2019No MeetingsWednesday, July 3, 2019No MeetingsThursday, July 4, 2019No MeetingsFriday, July 5, 2019No MeetingsSaturday, July 6, 2019No Meetings(NOTE: While unlikely, it is possible additional meetings could be added to this week’s calendar on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday.  It’s best to check the Town Clerk’s calendar mid-week.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWhat Are Town Boards & Committees Talking About? (Week of August 11, 2019)In “Government”What Are Town Boards & Committees Talking About? (Week of July 28, 2019)In “Government”What Are Town Boards & Committees Talking About? (Week of July 21, 2019)In “Government”last_img read more

UP man running from pillar to post over Rs 128 crore electricity

first_img[Representational image]Creative CommonsA man in Uttar Pradesh was recently asked to pay a whopping Rs 128 crore for electricity. The amount was quoted in his electricity bill and when he tried to rectify the situation, the electricity board cut the power supply to his house. Shamim lives with family at Chamri village and had received a bill of Rs 128,45,95,444. When Shamim went to the electricity department, they brushed it aside and ordered him to pay the amount.”No one listens to our pleas, how will we submit that amount? When we went to complain about it, we were told that they won’t resume our electricity connection unless we pay the bill,” Shamim told ANI. His house needs a 2 Kilowatt connection and the electricity bill usually comes to Rs 700-800.Shamim added, “I am running from pillar to post but no one is listening. It seems that the electricity department wants me to pay the bill for the whole Hapur.”Shamim’s wife Khairu Nisha said, “We only use fan and light. How can the amount be so high? We are poor. How we will pay such a large amount.”On the other hand, the electricity department said that this was a technical error and no big deal. The department went on to say that once the bill is sent to the department, it will be rectified.”This must be a technical fault. If they provide us with the bill we will issue them an updated one after rectifying the technical fault in the system. This is no big deal. Technical faults do take place,” Ram Sharan, an engineer, was quoted as saying by ANI.This is not the only incident in Uttar Pradesh in recent times. Earlier this year, a man in Kannauj was charged a whopping Rs 23 crore for his house’s electricity bill.last_img read more

Khaleda Zia finally granted bail

first_imgKhaleda Zia. Prothom alo File Photo BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia was given interim bail on Monday, more than a month after she had been sentenced to five years’ imprisonment in a graft case.The High Court (HC) issued the bail for four months after it had received the copies of the lower court verdict in the Zia Orphanage Trust case.An HC bench of justice M Enayetur Rahim and justice Shahidul Karim passed the order, saying that the BNP chief is an elderly woman who, the court observed, had a variety of physical complications.On 8 February, the Dhaka Special Court-5 convicted the former prime minister and sentenced her to five years’ imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case. It was filed by Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) in 2008.Khaleda Zia’s lawyers filed appeal petition with the High Court and sought bail on 20 February, upon receiving the certified copy of the judgement.She was then kept at a building of the old central jail in Dhaka’s Nazimuddin Road.Expressing satisfaction at the issuance of bail, Khaleda Zia’s lawyer Abdur Rezak Khan said she secured bail as per judicial procedure.However, ACC lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan said the state side would file a petition with the chamber judge seeking stay in bail order.Attorney general Mahbubey Alam termed the case sensitive.last_img read more

Islamic State group claims London attack

first_imgForensic investigators search on the platform at Parsons Green tube station in London, Britain, September 15, 2017. Photo: ReutersThe Islamic State group on Friday claimed responsibility for a bomb attack on a packed London Underground train the same day that injured at least 29 people.“The bombing on a metro in London was carried out by a detachment of the Islamic State” group, it said in a statement published by its Amaq propaganda agency.last_img

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first_img News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more 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 Related Content Feature | March 10, 2009 | By Sharron Finlay, regional manager, Beacon Partners Optimize Workflow During Implementation When implementing your RIS/PACS, map out a workflow integrated with an EMR and HIS. Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more The outpatient-imaging sector has been consolidating as a result of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, which decreased reimbursement for several types of imaging exams. Now, hospitals are absorbing struggling outpatient centers, and as the entities merge, a unified interface is required between the outpatient centers and their affiliate hospitals.The question this situation poses is how to effectively integrate a solution for radiology information systems and picture archiving and communication systems (RIS/PACS) into a streamlined advanced clinical information system, addressing both outpatient and inpatient electronic medical record (EMR) challenges.Pre-Purchase QuestionsWhether you are selecting a RIS/PACS solution or trying to integrate a RIS/PACS solution into a healthcare information system (HIS) or EMR, there are a few of the questions that need to be asked and answered prior to selecting a solution. These include: “What is the desired outcome of the solution? What does it take to achieve a streamlined workflow optimization and seamless integration? How do I select a vendor with a product that will fit my unique workflow needs and supply the resources and time in which it takes to plan and execute a successful implementation?” According to Teddi Jo Samano-Cordova, PACS/RIS consultant at Beacon Partners, “There are a number of efficiencies a RIS/PACS solution can provide for workflow optimization. You should target solutions that offer a user-friendly interface, a single integrated database, a Web-enabled architecture to support off-site users and advanced radiology applications for paperless workflow.” RIS/PACS solutions eliminate the need to toggle between screens with multiple workstations and multiple logins. It also allows you unified patient information with one login and one view that provides all patients’ priors and patient information. These solutions will streamline your workflow and provide valuable metric tools. These tools help managers facilitate budgetary planning, cost analysis, revenue generation, productivity reporting and resource and facility utilization. RIS/PACS metric tools can document every aspect of your study with real-time statistics. You can utilize these tools in order to calculate the progress of a study, from the time a patient walks into the department and arrives at the front desk, to the time it takes to room a patient, begin and end a study, transcribe a study, radiologists sign off and send automated faxing of reports back to the referring provider.Utilizing worklists is another valuable tool that a RIS/PACS solution can provide. A radiologist can remain in control of their reading status with personal, location-independent work lists, accessible from any workstation that instantly displays only the cases they need to read and assists them in prioritizing tasks. A technologist can work directly from his or her worklists in order to expedite and improve patient care and accuracy of studies. Implementing a PlanImplementation planning must be developed and managed proactively. Prior to selecting a vendor, it is crucial to complete a comprehensive analysis of existing workflow. If there are changes needed to existing workflow they must be identified and agreed upon by leadership in this discovery phase. The new solution should assist in working out the existing problems instead of creating new ones. Focus on how you will achieve adhering to new workflows and best practices. What type of change leadership is needed to inspire the change? How will your team lead people through a transition and what type of effective communication will you use in order to convey these changes? Be realistic when selecting the necessary changes. Prioritize them so you and the implementation team understand the precedence. Solidify leadership commitment to pre- and post- benchmarks that include measures for patient safety, physician satisfaction (referring and radiologists) and efficiency and cost savings measures. These dashboard reports can be shared as:• Project success stories for quality improvement in an area vital to the success of the entire organization. • Statistics that can be utilized to support the discussions related to the significant cost associated with implementing a RIS/PACS solution.• Physician adoption metrics utilized to encourage systems compliance to review results and studies, which will allow the reduction of film, media (CDs) and the burden on the patient to bring their “MRI” from their emergency visit or to their specialist or primary care physician.• Metrics that provide quality indicators for patient safety reporting, reduction in repeat studies, lost studies, physician utilization, peer review, etc.Further integration with the EMR solutions will improve physician utilization and patient satisfaction.Key Differences Among RIS/PACSWhen selecting a vendor you must understand the differences in their product versus other software solutions. Look at long-term outcome if you are selecting a RIS/PACS solution and you know in the very near future you will need to integrate it with a HIS. Select a vendor with upcoming changes in mind. With all of the great solutions that are being offered, you must not try to fit your workflow into their software, but analyze what software best fits your desired workflow optimization.Some of the solutions offer various options to their suite and you may pick and choose according to your budget. There are a wide array of options including: order entry, scheduling, patient workflow, mammography/MQSA, transcription/radiologist reporting, nurse navigator/case management, new cancer screening, preventive care, insurance and referrals, document management, Web-enabled distribution, billing and practice analytics capabilities, embedded dictation, patient reconciliation, alerts and notifications, record location, store and retrieve for clinical data, privacy and security with tracking and auditing, authentication, viewing studies and reports remotely on multiple Web browsers, just to mention a few. There are teams of healthcare management professionals in the consulting business that are focused exclusively on organization performance and are there to help you maximize your organizations enterprise yield for optimization performance. Often it is better to have an unbiased opinion that is not caught up in the day-to-day process to examine your workflow needs. Successful implementation planning will guarantee a smooth transition that will help your organization reach workflow optimization. Organizations that have embraced a RIS/PACS solution are finding unique benefits that lay a solid foundation for quality improvement. Sharron Finlay is regional manager for healthcare management consulting firm Beacon Partners Inc. 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ONNX 13 is here with experimental function concept

first_imgOpen Neural Network Exchange (ONNX) team released ONNX 1.3, last week. The latest release includes features such as experimental function concept, along with other related improvements. ONNX is an open ecosystem that allows Artificial Intelligence developers to select the right set of tools as their project evolves. ONNX provides an open source format for the deep learning models which allows machines to learn tasks without the need of being explicitly programmed. Deep learning models trained on one framework can easily be transferred to another with the help of the ONNX format. Let’s explore the changes in ONNX 1.3. ONNX 1.3 Key Updates The control flow operators in Operator Set 8 in ONNX 1.3 have evolved from the experimental phase. A new operator Expand has been added. Other operators such as Max, Min, Mean, and Sum have been added to support broadcasting. Other than that, there is added support for output indices in operator MaxPool. An experimental function concept is introduced in ONNX 1.3 for representing composed operators. MeanVarianceNormalization uses this feature. Shape inference in ONNX 1.3 has been enhanced with support added for Reshape operator with a constant new shape. There are more ONNX optimization passes available. In addition to that, there are more operator backend tests available now with newly added test coverage stat page. Opset Version Converter provides support for operators such as Add, Mul, Gemm, Relu, BatchNorm, Concat, Reshape, Sum, MaxPool, AveragePool, and Dropout. All the models in the model zoo have been covered, except tiny-yolo-v2. For more information, check out the official ONNX 1.3 release notes. Read Next Amazon, Facebook and Microsoft announce the general availability of ONNX v0.1 ONNX for MXNet: Interoperability across deep learning models made easy Baidu announces ClariNet, a neural network for text-to-speech synthesislast_img read more

Hilton unveils Queenstown hotels

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J Hilton Hotels and Resorts is moving into the South Island, unveiling plans to open its doors in Queenstown.With launch plans set for mid-May, the two new branches Hilton Queenstown and Kawarau Hotel (managed by Hilton) will be located on the waterfront at the top end of Lake Wakatipu. “Our properties’ incredible location in the Kawarau Village will add a new and exciting dimension to the South Island hotel offering,” Hilton Queenstown and Kawarau Hotel general manager Marlene Poynder said. “The irresistible style, sophistication and comfort of Hilton combined with the iconic beauty of Queenstown is unsurpassable.”  Located ten kilometres from Queenstown city centre, Hilton said it will run a shuttle service to the city, airport and The Remarkable Ski Area as well as accommodate guests with full in-house food and beverage outlets and quality interior design. Meanwhile the Hilton Queenstown is set to stand out with each room fitted with gas fires to cosy up during the winter season, ten spa treatment rooms as well as a gym, steam room, sauna and a 25 metre heated pool. Distinctive features making up the Kawarau Hotel include a cinema room for up to ten guests, contemporary rooms with either mountain or lake views as well as a Me + Mee Noodle Bar and Lobby Bar lounge.     last_img read more

Nationstar Signs Deal to Buy 63B in Auroras Servicing Rights

first_img Agents & Brokers Investors Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Servicing Rights Processing Service Providers 2012-03-06 Ryan Schuette New,Nationstar Signs Deal to Buy $63B in Aurora’s Servicing Rights March 6, 2012 409 Views “”Nationstar Mortgage LLC””:https://www.nationstarmtg.com/ seized a deal Tuesday with “”Aurora Bank””:https://www.aurorabankfsb.com/, formerly Lehman Brothers Bancorp, for a handover of $63 billion in residential mortgage servicing rights (MSRs).[IMAGE][COLUMN_BREAK]A statement ascribed about $268 million and $210 million in cash value to the MSRs and servicing advance receivables, respectively.It said that Nationstar will likely enter into about $1.45 billion of advance financing facilities to pay for the receivables.The company will amass a portfolio made up by 75 percent in non-conforming private-label securitizations and 25 percent in conforming GSE-backed mortgages.Nationstar will sell 65 percent of the rights to MSRs to Newcastle, with the former set to retain 35 percent of the excess.According to the statement, Nationstar expects to close the transaction during the second quarter this year.It quoted an _Inside Mortgage Finance_ report that rates Aurora as the nineteenth largest lender for residential mortgages in the United States.center_img in Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing Sharelast_img read more

Better Credit Scores Driving Loan Market

first_imgBetter Credit Scores Driving Loan Market Compared with a decade ago, single-family home-purchase originations have been cut in half. Actually, more than half. In 2005, there were 11.7 million loan applications for single-family. In 2014, there were 4.6 million‒‒up a full million from the 2011 nadir of 3.6 million applications.During that same time frame, the number of loan originations to purchase a single-family home dropped from 7.4 million to 3.2 million, yet the denial-rate for home-purchase loan applications has improved greatly, dropping from 18.7 percent denial in 2007 to 13.2 percent in 2014.These statistics come from CoreLogic’s June MarketPulse report, as does a reminder that credit availability these days is still relatively tight, even if standards are loosening. At the same time, credit scores for applicants are much higher than even five years ago. According to CoreLogic, the average credit score of borrowers has increased from roughly 690 in 2001 to almost 750 in 2015, which could explain why, given still-tight standards, loan applications are on the rise and denial rates are down.“By just gazing at the borrowers’ credit scores, one could conclude that mortgage originations were constrained as a result of tight underwriting standards,” wrote CoreLogic economist Archana Pradhan in the report. “The share of applications and originations with less than a pristine credit score has declined. The share of credit scores below 700 for applications has declined and has been offset by a greater share of credit scores above 740.”The greater truth, then, according to Pradhan, could be that riskier applicants simply haven’t tried for credit the way they did in the barnstorming pre-recession years.“Consumers are cautious more than they have been in the past and thus self-sidelining of cautious/discouraged consumers makes it appear as if credit is tightening,” she wrote. “The decline in originations could, therefore, be a result of potential applicants being either too cautious or discouraged from applying, more so than tight underwriting as the culprit in lower. June 23, 2016 542 Views Sharecenter_img in Daily Dose, Foreclosure, News, Origination CoreLogic Credit Scores Loan Originations 2016-06-23 Seth Welbornlast_img read more