West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi to prove that she took money selling her paintings.The TMC chief’s strong reaction comes after BJP president Amit Shah on Tuesday alleged Ms. Banerjee’s paintings were bought by chit fund owners for crores of rupees.Addressing a public meeting here, Ms. Banerjee said the BJP leaders have no courtesy and her party has initiated defamation proceedings “over the baseless allegation“.“Modi Babu (PM), I challenge you to prove that I have taken a single penny (for selling the paintings) in my account. You talk like a barbarian and have no courtesy,” Ms. Banerjee said.
Honda CBR1000RR SP unveiled at Intermot 2016Honda announced today that the legendary CBR1000RR SP has undergone a major overhaul for the 2017 model year, with a 10 horsepower increase resulting in a 14 per cent improvement in power-to-weight ratio.2017 Ducati SuperSport unveiled at IntermotDucati took advantage of the special press-only day at Intermot 2016 to unveil the first of a series of new bikes for 2017. At the Cologne motorcycle fair, Ducati CEO Claudio Domenicali took to the stage to present the SuperSport, the company’s latest sport road bike.Hyundai recalls 7,657 units of Eon in India to fix faulty clutchHyundai Motor India is recalling 7,657 units of its entry level small car Eon to fix faulty clutch and battery cables.Kawasaki Ninja 300 KRT special edition launched in India at Rs 3.61 lakhKawasaki on Tuesday launched the Ninja 300 KRT version in India for Rs 3.61 lakh (ex showroom, Mumbai). The KRT stands for Kawasaki Racing Team and the new bike is the special edition of the Ninja 300, which is already available in the country.These concept cars made headlines at Paris Motor Show 2016 This year, the Paris Motor Show was not just about production cars, but the concept versions, which may or may not see the light of day, but nonetheless, will surely leave you salivating for more. From the VW ID to Mercedes Maybach Vision to the Toyota Fuel Cell Vehicle, concept vehicles swept away with everyone’s attention at the Paris Motor Show and the world around.
Angry Australian Daniel Ricciardo left his mark on Sunday’s US Grand Prix by punching through a wall in the Red Bull hospitality after suffering yet another engine failure.The power cut-out happened while he was in fourth place, having seen off a challenge from Ferrari’s Formula One title contender Sebastian Vettel.”He’s taken out his frustration in his room by putting his fist through the wall, which you can totally relate to,” commented team boss Christian Horner.”I’m sure he’ll be having a word with his future employers about it – it’s so frustrating to keep losing him from races at the moment.”Kimi Raikkonen silences critics with US GP win: Great day to prove some people wrongRicciardo is leaving Red Bull at the end of the season for Renault, who provide his current team with their engines under Tag Heuer branding.Horner said the failure was exactly the same one as Ricciardo suffered in Bahrain earlier in the year.”It looks like a major issue in the energy store and it just takes out all the power,” he said.US Grand Prix: Raikkonen grabs first win in 2044 days to delay Hamilton’s title party”We’ve got another energy store within the allocation without having to take a penalty and the Renault guys in the garage have obviously apologised, which we appreciate, but the frustration is for Daniel.”He knows its not a team issue, he knows it’s nothing we’ve done. He can’t get his head around why it keeps happening to him,” added the boss.advertisementRicciardo, whose Dutch team mate Max Verstappen finished second after starting 18th, lasted only eight laps before the failure.No words @DanielRicciardo #USGP pic.twitter.com/hU1zGJIshLFormula 1 (@F1) October 22, 2018″I couldn’t even communicate with anyone on the radio so it looks like a battery failure,” he said.”Now, seeing how the race played out makes it even harder to take as it could have been pretty interesting and it was a great afternoon for Max.”(With Reuters inputs)
match reports Fara Williams adds touch of class as elite dominate early Continental Cup games Rosengard came out early for the second half and were on the front foot from the off. The competition’s third seeds knew the tie was still in the balance and almost got their away goal within minutes of the restart only for Simone Sorensen to see a header from point blank range repelled brilliantly by the young defender Millie Bright.Chelsea keeper Hedvig Lindvahl, one of three Swedes in the Chelsea XI, was forced into another decent save before the hosts finally recovered their composure.In the 65th minute, the Rosengard manager Malin Levenstad looked to force the game by introducing the German international Anja Mittag, the all-time top scorer in the Women’s Champions League. Within 60 seconds, however, the visitors were two behind. Again Chelsea’s technical advantage told, Ji So-Yun shifting the ball from left to right and making space on the edge of the box before playing in Bachmann on the left. The Swiss made no mistake with her finish, tucking the ball coolly in the far corner.Seven minutes later and it was three, the defender Flaherty popping up in the box to tuck home after Kirby’s shimmy andshot was deflected. Without hitting the heights of the first half, Chelsea calmly played out the remainder of the match. “It’s the minimum standard‚“ Hayes said of her side’s defending. “For us goals are the bonus, clean sheets are what we pride ourselves on and you can see that tonight.” Women’s football Share on WhatsApp Share on Pinterest Emma Hayes believes her side are hitting the levels necessary to succeed in European competition as her Chelsea side dispatched the experienced Rosengard.Despite rotating personnel, Chelsea continued the form that has seen them claim a 100% record in the WSL and knock out Bayern Munich already in this competition. Goals from Fran Kirby, Ramona Bachmann and Gilly Flaherty now make them strong favourites to progress to the quarter-finals in Malmo next week.“It looked like a training performance from my team tonight‚“ Hayes said after the match. “I expect that level of intensity in training every day so, for us, we’re prepared for European opponents. I’ve made it very clear that we had to have a big squad because we have to be able to train at that intensity. With the squad that we have, yes, I have to keep them happy but we can progress to the latter stages because of it.”Chelsea were dominant both tactically and technically almost throughout. They had seen several good chances denied by Rosengard keeper Zecira Musovic before Kirby opened the scoring in the 33rd minute. She had scored the crucial away goal against Munich in the last round and it was her calm head that told again as she controlled Maren Mjelde’s crossfield pass on her right footbefore cutting inside on her left and firing low beyond Musovic at the far post. Chelsea Share on LinkedIn Topics Share via Email Reuse this content Read more Share on Twitter Share on Messenger Share on Facebook
Touch Football Australia (TFA) National Representative Teams and squads were involved in a series of camps and events around the Country on the weekend that led to widespread media coverage and massive promotional exposure for the code on a National scale.TFA fielded an Australian Women’s Invitational Team in the Harvey Norman Beach Footy Series at Sydney’s Maroubra beach on the 16-17 December 2006.The event featured six elite teams battling it out for $100,000 in prize money for their choosen charity.Four of the teams – The Blues, the Maroons, the Pacific Islanders, and the Young Guns comprised wall to wall National Rugby League superstars, whilst the Australian Women’s Invitational Beach Footy team, and a Celebrity Team headlined by Andrew Johns, and Anthony Mundine completed the stellar field.The event received massive media exposure in print, radio, and television mediums through broadcast partners Channel Nine, News Limited, and Nova FM, and the Women’s Beach Footy Team were featured prominantly.Among the media exposure TFA received was the front page story of a four page Beach Footy liftout in Sydney’s Daily Telegraph on Friday, live radio interviews with Women’s players and updates on Nova FM, and 2UE, exposure on several National network news bulletins, and Channel Ten’s Sports Tonight.Channel Nine taped the Beach Footy Series and it will be aired in late February/ early March in the lead-up to the NRL season kick-off.The Australian Men’s Open Team travelled to Rockhampton for their final training camp of their 2007 World Cup campaign and enjoyed saturation exposure from the local media.The Touch Football loving town rolled out the red carpet for Tony Trad’s men and the 3 game series against a Central Queensland combination that featured Rugby League superstar Benji Marshall turning out as an Invitational player for Central Queensland in the last game, received daily print and television coverage in the region.To cap off an exciting time promotionally for the sport, the Australian Open Women’s Team were featured on Channel Ten’s Sports Tonight program Sunday evening in an excellent piece on their record as arguably Australia’s most successful National Women’s sporting Team.The Aussie girls have won 45 World Cup games straight in a 19 year unblemished run in World Cup competition.A further piece on the Australian Men’s Open Team will be featured on Sports Tonight before all seven teams depart Australia’s shores bound for Stellenbosch, South Africa on January 13 2007.There will be media stories circulating in the lead-up to the World Cup on Australian representative players and Teams so keep your eyes peeled for World Cup stories around the nation in coming weeks.
Semedo hails Barcelona fight-back to defeat Inter Milanby Carlos Volcano23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNelson Semedo hailed Barcelona’s fight-back for their Champions League win over Inter Milan.Luis Suarez struck twice in the 2-1 victory.”We were strong enough to turn the result around,” said the Portuguese full-back. On Luis Suarez and Leo Messi, who scored or created the goals, he added: “They are two players who make the difference.”He also praised Arturo Vidal, who crossed for Suarez’s opener.”Arturo Vidal was really good, we’re used to the fight he gives and he was key in the team’s comeback.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck, has called on justices of the peace (JPs) to assist the Government and the security forces in fighting crime. Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck, has called on justices of the peace (JPs) to assist the Government and the security forces in fighting crime.Speaking at the annual general meeting of the Portland Chapter of the Lay Magistrates’ Association, which was held on January 26 in Buff Bay, the Minister said JPs are appointed community leaders with an upper hand to help control crime.“We want to organise the JPs in every parish properly, because they must play a more active role in the lives of Jamaicans. Jamaica needs leaders, as there is a vacuum of leadership at all levels,” the Minister said.Mr. Chuck argued that many persons who should take on leadership roles have yielded, remained silent and retreated to their homes, resulting in “the corrupt, criminals, gangsters and indisciplined (seeking) to take over”.“This is where I want to call on all the justices of the peace to offer the leadership that Jamaica requires in every square metre across Jamaica,” the Minister said.He argued that although Jamaicans look to members of the Government to provide leadership at the highest level and to intervene in criminal matters, they need the support of appointed leaders, such as justices of the peace, who often live directly in the communities with persons who are involved in criminal activities.“We cannot do it alone. All of us who want to see a better Jamaica must stop complaining about what others are doing and… step forward and make a difference. All of us in our own small way can make an impact, not only on our community but Jamaica. Justices of the peace, we have to start with ourselves, to clean up our act, and to make ourselves the leaders of (the) morality… decency… (and) discipline that Jamaica requires right now,” the Minister said.Mr. Chuck said many JPs have remained silent and have not reported issues that need to be addressed in their communities.“The only thing for evil to prosper is if good men remain silent. It is for you to stand up as the good people and let those who want to destroy Jamaica know that they cannot achieve it, because individually and collectively you will fight back and expose them,” he said. “We want to organise the JPs in every parish properly, because they must play a more active role in the lives of Jamaicans. Jamaica needs leaders, as there is a vacuum of leadership at all levels,” the Minister said. Story Highlights Mr. Chuck argued that many persons who should take on leadership roles have yielded, remained silent and retreated to their homes, resulting in “the corrupt, criminals, gangsters and indisciplined (seeking) to take over”.
Paramedics Act – enabling self-regulation of profession Municipal Elections Act – improving election process Labour Standards Code – protection of employees and extension of available unpaid leave Interjurisdictional Support Orders Act – ensuring a streamlined process for hearings Canada Nova Scotia Petroleum Resource Accord Implementation (N.S.) Act – extending moratorium on Georges Bank Securities Act – improving investor information and further harmonizing regulation Motor Vehicle Act – enhancing the graduated driver’s licensing program and providing clarity and consistency to other sections Regulatory Accountability and Reporting Act – improving accountability and quality of regulation. New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island will adopt similar legislation. Government’s fall legislative agenda also includes the following items, listed below, which is subject to change: implement improvements to the province’s electricity system for the benefit of ratepayers update family laws regarding parenting arrangements and expand on how to keep the best interests of children as the top priority when families break up enhance protections for employees who make labour standards inquiries or complaints. Government will continue its work to protect the programs and services that are most important to Nova Scotians, during the second session of the 62nd general assembly, which resumed today, Nov. 12. “Our first two years in government have been filled with tough decisions and I am thankful that Nova Scotians recognize tough decisions are necessary to achieve the growth that will lead to things like a healthier and better-educated population,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “We as a government and we as a province must consciously choose to adopt a new mindset and a new outlook, and I believe the people of Nova Scotia are up to the challenge.” During the fall sitting, government will introduce legislation that will:
OTTAWA — Myriad federal programs aimed at helping young people get footholds in the job market are being merged as part of a revamped youth employment strategy.The changes unveiled today are meant to make applying for money simpler and to broaden the number of groups receiving government funding. Labour Minister Patty Hajdu says the one-window application system will have department officials link groups with funding, instead of making organizations wade through various programs with multiple funding streams.She says there will also be “additional rigour” required of groups to show they are providing appropriate mentoring and supports to young workers, particularly vulnerable groups like Indigenous youth and recent immigrants.That could mean some groups that have regularly received funding will find themselves on the outs, while those that never received funding before suddenly find themselves with up to $5 million annually for a national project, or up to $3 million for a regional project.Left untouched in the changes is the Canada Summer Jobs program, which an expert panel recommended become a year-round program. The Canadian Press
Some 5,500 Burundian refugees in Tanzania will be relocated to another camp towards the end of this month as part of plans to consolidate camps amid the ongoing Burundi repatriation operation, the United Nations refugee agency said today.The Tanzanian Government is set to close Karago camp, one of nine camps for Burundian refugees in northwestern Tanzania, in the next few weeks, said UNHCR’s Jennifer Pagonis today in Geneva. The 5,500 refugees will be moved to the neighbouring Mtendeli camp, where they will receive the same assistance.“Under a tripartite agreement with UNHCR and Burundi, the Tanzanian authorities agreed that all camps with a refugee population under 10,000 refugees would be closed,” she said, adding that the programme is an attempt to consolidate camps that empty out with the departure of Burundian refugees for home.“We hope to facilitate the voluntary repatriation of about 85,000 Burundian refugees from Tanzania in 2005,” she said. In the first three months of this year, UNHCR helped 7,800 refugees return home. Concerns among the refugees over the availability of basic services in their home country and the peace process partially explain the drop in repatriation numbers.Funding is also a key constraint for the operation. Of the $62.3 million needed for the repatriation programme this year, donors have so far provided only some $8.5 million, or just 14 per cent.More than 158,000 Burundian refugees have returned home with UNHCR’s assistance since the voluntary repatriation programme from Tanzania began in March 2002. More than half those returns – 83,000 – took place in 2004, with numbers decreasing towards the end of the year. The year-end decline was mainly due to uncertainty among the refugees about the security situation in Burundi ahead of the February referendum.
by Raphael Satter, The Associated Press Posted Sep 21, 2016 2:27 am MDT Last Updated Sep 21, 2016 at 8:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LONDON – Researchers have identified a Canadian company at the centre of a small Arab nation’s online censorship system — a finding that sits awkwardly with Ottawa officials’ public support for digital freedoms.Specialists from Internet watchdog Citizen Lab said in a report published Wednesday that web filtering firm Netsweeper Inc. is helping block news and opposition websites in Bahrain, a Gulf Arab monarchy which has been wracked by unrest since pro-democracy protests were stifled there in 2011.Citizen Lab Director Ron Deibert said the discovery undermines Canadian leaders’ forceful condemnations of online censorship.“Canadian policymakers have been quite vocal about saying that this is wrong,” Deibert said in a phone call ahead of the report’s release. “Yet here we have a Canadian company that’s doing precisely that.”Netsweeper, based in Guelph, Ont., did not return a call and other messages. In 2011, a company spokesman was quoted as saying there was “no good conversation for us to have” about allegations of censorship.Citizen Lab said the banned Bahraini sites include ones run by opposition and human rights groups as well as sites critical of Islam. Gambling and pornography sites also were blocked.Netsweeper’s suspected role as Bahrain’s censorship provider first came to light after the firm appeared to win a contract for a “national website filtering solution” earlier this year. Researchers at Citizen Lab said they confirmed the company’s role there by scouring Bahrain’s Internet space for Netsweeper installations and trying to access blocked sites from a server in the country.The researchers drew on clues such as lines including the words “Netsweeper” or “netsw” returned during Internet scans and a tell-tale line of code in the web addresses thrown up by blocked sites.Canadian government officials — who are promoting an upcoming Dubai trade show which Netsweeper is supposed to attend — said in a statement that while they could not comment on specific companies, “we expect Canadian businesses to operate lawfully and according to Canadian values.”Based at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, Citizen Lab has made a specialty of exposing the companies behind surveillance and censorship in the Middle East and beyond. Last month, its discovery of Israeli-made spy software targeting an Arab dissident’s iPhone prompted Apple to issue a worldwide security update. Citizen Lab has been tracking Netsweeper’s work for years.Bahrain’s Information Ministry did not reply to emails seeking comment.___Online:Citizen Lab’s report: https://citizenlab.org/2016/09/tender-confirmed-rights-risk-verifying-netsweeper-bahrain Researchers: Canadian firm helping Bahrain censor the web
Rockstar likes to skirt controversy with its Grand Theft Auto series. Although that controversy can sometimes bite them on the posterior — Hot Coffee anoyone? — for the most part, sales of the Grand Theft Auto games tend to be helped along by all of the free publicity handed the titles by outraged moral crusaders like Jack Thompson. One wonders, though, if Rockstar and Take-Two might be taking things a little too far in the next Grand Theft Auto game. According to a casting call currently open for publisher Take-Two, Rockstar is currently looking for somebody to play the role of James Pedeaston in a new game, presumably the next in the Grand Theft Auto series.So what, I hear you ask? Well, James Pedeaston was a radio show host in Grand Theft Auto IV who, in that game, was wanted for child molestation in Malaysia, and was under investigation by the FBI. In the current casting call, Pedeaston is described as a “man-boy love activist who just got released from an Indonesian prison.”In other words, it seems like Rockstar is looking to go further with one of their more tasteless jokes in Grand Theft Auto IV. In the first game, the Pedeaston references were easy to miss, since his story was told in the rarely listened to talk radio stations, but in the new game, it looks like they want to flesh Pedeaston out into an on-screen side character.Rockstar’s tastelessness is more subversive than endorsement, so I have no doubt that the Pedeaston character will be handled with full acknowledgement of how loathsome the character is supposed to be. That said, it seems like child rape is just one of those things you don’t want to laugh about too much in a modern video game, don’t you think?Read more at Kotaku
The Italian manager has praised his footballer after he’s been criticized after joining English Premier League club ChelseaSpanish striker Alvaro Morata joined Chelsea in 2017 after successful runs in Real Madrid and Juventus.The forward has just scored 16 goals in 42 matches, and he has received tons of criticism for his performance.Maurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.But manager Maurizio Sarri has come out to defend him.“Morata is a quality player, fast and technically gifted. He’s a sensible person and the difficulties had hurt him,” Sarri told Goal.“The results and the quality of our football are positive. 18 games without a loss in such a competitive reality show that we’re on the right track.”
Rep. Don Young speaks in Eagle River. Photo:Vik Patel.Alaska Congressman Don Young will have a hand in deciding what’s in and what’s out for the sweeping national tax bill.Listen nowYoung was one of nine Republican House members named Monday to the tax bill conference committee. That’s the panel assigned to hash out the differences between the House and Senate bills. In a statement, Young said he would do everything in his power to ensure that opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling is part of the final version.The bill the Senate passed would open the refuge. It’s not in the House bill. The Senate is expected to name its conference members this week and Sen. Lisa Murkowski, as chair of the Energy Committee, will likely be among them.The bill itself would lower taxes for corporations and many families. In the Senate bill, the corporate tax breaks are permanent while those for households would expire in 2025. The congressional Joint Committee on Taxation says the Senate bill would add $1 trillion to the national debt.
Share The Rockets won their eighth straight game Sunday over the Mavericks to pull within a half game of the Warriors for the NBA’s best record. And The Winter Olympics are underway with three athletes from Texas competing: bobsledders Sam McGuffie from Cypress and Rice University and Justin Olsen from San Antonio, along with long track speed skater Jonathan Garcia from Houston.We discuss those and other developments in Houston sports with MK Bower, writer for The Sports Xchange.
Explore further (PhysOrg.com) — New photographs of the gas giant Jupiter, the first taken on May 9, show the massive reddish band of clouds known as the Southern Equatorial Belt in the planet’s southern hemisphere has disappeared from view. The South Equatorial Belt (SEB) has faded away leaving just the north belt (NEB) viewable in small telescopes. Image credit: Anthony Wesley This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Jupiter has lost one of its cloud stripes (2010, May 14) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-05-jupiter-lost-cloud-stripes.html © 2010 PhysOrg.com Aus amateur tells of ‘one in a million’ Jupiter spot The first photographs were taken by a noted Australian amateur astronomer, Anthony Wesley from Murrumbateman in New South Wales, using a 14.5 inch telescope. Wesley said he had been eagerly waiting to take photographs after Jupiter disappeared behind the sun and out of view for three months. In mid 2009 it was clear to Jupiter watchers the cloud band, which encircles the planet, was beginning to enter a new fading cycle. Wesley, an enthusiastic Jupiter observer, said the exact time the cloud belt will revive is unknown, but it fades every three to 15 years. Previous fading cycles have been characterized by violent and dramatic storms in the southern equatorial latitudes. The Northern and Southern Equatorial belts are composed of ammonia ice with phosphorus and some sulfur.It is not known why the belt periodically disappears, but it may be that it sinks lower if it cools, and then the view of it is obscured by clouds pouring in over the top of it. The clouds on Jupiter are tens of thousands of kilometers deep. Wesley said the phenomenon could be linked to storm activity that preceded the change.Wesley said Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system, is fascinating to observe and photograph because the internal heat deep within the atmosphere makes it so dynamic and dramatic, and it can look different even from one day to the next. Watch Jupiter rotate and its cloud belts move with the winds. The time-lapse video was made using images shot during Voyager 1’s flyby of the planet in 1979. The most dramatic feature on Jupiter is the Great Red Spot, which now stands out more than usual since it is on the edge of the Southern Equatorial Belt, which has now faded from view. The Great Red Spot is a huge storm twice the size of Earth that has raged for at least three centuries, although astronomers said last year it appears to be shrinking. The photographs taken by Wesley have been released by The Planetary Society in California, and are also available on Wesley’s own website. In July last year Wesley was first to notice a dark blemish on Jupiter, probably caused by a comet. It is possible to see the features of Jupiter even with quite a modest telescope.
Cancún, Q.R. — A taxi driver was found deceased in his vehicle during the early morning hours of Friday after a reported robbery.A taxi driver was transporting two passengers around 2:00 a.m. along Ruta 5 in SM 73 of Cancun when one of the two passengers stabbed the driver in the back.The assault occurred on Avenida Miguel Hidalgo against a Andrés Quintana Roo driver. After stabbing him, they fled with his cash.Officials from the State Attorney General’s Office began investigations into the case. His identity has not been released. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)
Feature | December 20, 2016 Most Popular Radiology Comparison Charts on ITN in 2016 Related Content Feature | Radiology Business | July 18, 2019 | By Stefanie Manack and Judy Zakutny Finding A Common Data Language for Radiology Approximately 30 percent of a hospital or health system’s profit comes from imaging according, to… read more Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough discusses bridging diversity gaps in medical physicsPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 6:05Loaded: 2.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -6:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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News | Radiology Imaging | July 22, 2019 AHRA and Canon Medical Systems Support the 12th Annual Putting Patients First Program For the past twelve years, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. has partnered with read more Feature | Radiology Business | July 23, 2019 | Greg Freiherr Liars in Radiology Beware! Can you tell when someone is lying? read more The product comparison charts created by Imaging Technology News (ITN) are among the most popular content on the ITN website each year. The top 10 charts below account for the majority of more than 45,000 page views for our chart content.The #1 chart by far ahead of the rest was CT systems, with more than 14,000 views alone. There has been a rise in visitors for this chart in 2016 as hospitals begin replacing their older, first-generation 64-slice CT systems purchased nearly a decade ago.Access to the charts requires a login, but it is free to register and only takes a moment. 1. Computed Tomography (CT)2. Ultrasound Systems3. 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consumer Mortgage Apps sentiment University of Michigan 2018-05-06 Radhika Ojha The Week Ahead: Measuring Consumer Sentiment in Daily Dose, Featured, News The University of Michigan will release its Consumer Sentiment Survey on Friday, May 11 at 10 a.m. EST. The survey covers 500 households every month and covers topics such as consumers’ financial conditions and attitudes about the economy. According to preliminary data from the April survey, Consumer sentiment improved slightly in the second half of the month, shrinking the small overall decline for April. The final April figure was nearly identical to its 2018 average which was higher than any other yearly average since 107.6 was recorded in 2000 (which was, in turn, the highest yearly average in more than a half-century).Here’s what else is happening in the week ahead:Fed Consumer Credit Report, Monday, 3 p.m. ESTRedbook, Tuesday, 8.55 a.m. ESTMBA Mortgage Apps 7 a.m. ESTConsumer Price Index, Thursday, 8.30 a.m. ESTFreddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey, ThursdayFed Balance Sheet, Thursday 4.30 p.m. EST May 6, 2018 479 Views Share
AccorHotels has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire 85% of 21c Museum Hotels, an award-winning hospitality management company that combines a multi-venue contemporary art museum, boutique hotels and chef-driven restaurants across the US. 21c Museum Hotels will join AccorHotels’ MGallery collection of boutique hotels, marking the introduction of the MGallery brand into the North American market. The agreement will allow 21c Museum Hotels to leverage AccorHotels’ hospitality platform while retaining its independent spirit. 21c Museum Hotels was founded in 2006 in Louisville by philanthropists and contemporary art collectors Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson. Inspired by the idea that art can ignite urban revitalisation the pair rehabilitated a series of 19th century warehouses in Louisville’s downtown arts and theatre district to open the first 21c Museum Hotel. Co-founders Brown and Wilson will retain a 15% stake in the company, and will remain closely involved in providing creative guidance and support of the unique combination of art, design and hospitality that defines the 21c experience. 21c currently has eight properties open across the United States in Bentonville, Cincinnati, Durham, Kansas City, Lexington, Louisville, Nashville and Oklahoma City and a further three properties in development in Des Moines, Miami and Chicago.IMAGE: CREDIT: 21c Museum Hotels 21c Museum HotelsAccorHotelsAmericahotelsUSA