Rabat – Amidst a fierce contest of the second legislative elections, after the constitution reform in 2011 and, today Moroccan citizens are voting for the party that will represent them in government as well as the parliamentarians who will defend their issues in parliament.Meanwhile, Moroccans across the kingdom eagerly await the results.Moroccans took to the pools from 7 A.M. this morning. In Rabat, there are 126 constituents competing for seven seats. The elections this morning in Rabat are well underway, with people taking a break from work to go and cast their vote. This morning, Morocco World News went to some elections station in Salé, near Rabat to ask citizens about their thoughts on the electoral results.Voters believe the election is necessary, and that voting is the means through which change can be made. “I think that this election may bring new changes to Morocco,” A 36-year-old voter told Morocco World News on Friday. A Moroccan woman who just recently started voting mentioned that “her vote has an impact and can help the country to take a step forward.”Today, over 15 million voters are expected to elect a new parliament after the Justice and Development Party (PJD) won the 2011 elections for the first time in its history.The voting will end at 7 p.m. on Friday.
Rabat – Morocco’s General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) arrested a Turkish family in possession of six forged passports in the northern coastal city of Nador on Monday.The Turkish family, two parents and four teenaged children, entered the country through Casablanca’s Mohammed V International Airport with their real passports.However, on their way out of the country, airport security forces discovered six false Syrian passports in their possession. The family is currently being held in custody, pending an investigation by DGSN to determine the story behind their forged passports.Earlier this month, police in Morocco arrested an undocumented Algerian resident in Morocco who, along with another Algerian national, was involved in the premeditated burglary of a hotel room occupied by a Saudi Arabian national in Marrakech.
NEW YORK — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Monday:Boeing Co., down $17.41 to $374.52.The company said it was cutting back production of its 737 Max plane, which has been involved in two fatal crashes in recent weeks.Southwest Airlines Co., down $1.31 to $51.94.The airline was among those affected by the grounding of Boeing’s 737 Max fleet.General Electric Co., down 52 cents to $9.49.JPMorgan analysts said investors are underestimating the severity of the challenges and risks the company faces.Sony Corp., up $3.53 to $46.60.Reuters reported that the hedge fund Third Point was building a stake in the company and will press for changes.Dollar Tree Inc., down $3.55 to $102.44.Investment firm Starboard Value withdrew its nominees for the company’s board of directors.Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V., up 34 cents to $15.78.The Financial Times reported that the company would pay Tesla to have its cars counted in its fleet to avoid paying fines for breaking emissions rules.Concho Resources Inc., up $2.17 to $112.Energy companies bucked the downward trend and rose as the price of oil resumed its upward climb.Micron Technology Inc., down 42 cents to $42.90.Technology stocks, which are still the best-performing sector so far this year, fell more than the rest of the market.The Associated Press
TOKYO — Japan’s top automaker Toyota, auto parts maker Denso and internet company SoftBank’s investment fund are investing $1 billion in car-sharing Uber’s technology unit.The Japanese companies said Friday that Toyota Motor Corp. and Denso Corp. will together invest $667 million and SoftBank Corp.’s Vision Fund will invest $333 million in Uber Technologies Inc.’s new entity, Advanced Technologies Group, or Uber ATG, which will try to develop and commercialize automated ridesharing services.The move comes as Toyota steps up such efforts, including investing $500 million in Uber, based in San Francisco, and setting up a $20 million joint venture with SoftBank to create mobility services, both announced last year.Toyota also promised to contribute up to $300 million more over the next three years for developing next-generation autonomous vehicles and services.The Associated Press
“Violence against women and girls makes its hideous imprint on every continent, country and culture,” Mr. Ban said at the start of a panel discussion called Ending Impunity for Violence against Women and Girls, the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day. “It is a threat to all women, and should be unacceptable to all humankind.”The event was dedicated to the memory of Angela E.V. King, the former Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women, who passed away last month. She was hailed for fervently championing the equality of women and men.Despite progress, in the form of international legal instruments and agreements, made to stamp out gender-based violence, Mr. Ban said much remains to be done to “break through those walls of silence” and “turn legal norms into reality in women’s lives.”To achieve this, the world body must take the helm in working “for a transformation in relations between women and men, at all levels of society,” the Secretary-General asserted, calling for immediate actions on several fronts, including empowerment of women and girls through education and microfinance; closing of gaps between international standards and national laws; and allocating necessary resources and funds to further these ends.Mr. Ban also urged the Security Council to create a system to monitor violence against women and girls.Ambassador Dumisani Kumalo of South Africa, which holds the Council’s rotating presidency this month, spoke of yesterday’s presidential statement, in which the Council called on Member States and the Secretary-General to bolster efforts to empower women, who contribute greatly to maintaining peace and security.“This presidential statement is anchored on the implementation of resolution 1325,” he said at the panel discussion, referring to the landmark resolution 1325, which was adopted in 2000 and aims to boost women’s role in conflict prevention, peace-keeping and peace-building operations.General Assembly President Sheikha Haya Rashed Al Khalifa called for a change in attitudes to begin in the home, where most violence – physical, sexual and psychological – occurs.“Domestic violence used to be considered a ‘private matter,’ a family issue; this is no longer acceptable,” she said at the discussion, whose panellists included Carla Del Ponte, Prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY); Dilian Francisca Toro Torres, President of the Senate for the Congress of Colombia; and Raghida Dergham, journalist for Al Hayat.Sheikha Haya, a legal expert whose long career includes championing women’s rights, asserted that while “a lack of legislation is sometimes used as an excuse,” that is “not the major obstacle.” Rather, she said, the problem lies with legal authorities who “often do not take the appropriate action.”The President also convened a special Assembly informal debate on gender equality and women’s empowerment, including panel meetings, which ended today.At the close of the 192-member Assembly’s debate, she said that a “two-track approach” was crucial to achieving gender equality and empowerment of women: the mainstreaming of gender equality in law, national budgets and economic and social policies, and targeted interventions through increasing women’s access to microfinance and boosting their political representation.In a separate panel discussion on “Breaking Barriers: Achieving Balance in Numbers and Work-life,” Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro urged greater action to achieve gender balance among UN staff, citing the drop in the proportion of women in most professional grades between 2004 and 2006.“The truth is that were we to judge UN managers today on their performance on gender, few of them would get a passing grade,” she said. “Only if managers at all levels are bold, creative and ready to demonstrate that we mean business in reaching gender parity throughout the United Nations” can positive change occur.Ms. Migiro also pressed for putting work-life policies, including flexible working hours and parental leave, into practice. She added that the Secretariat had much to learn from UN agencies, such as the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), which have performed well in regard to gender parity.The Organization honoured International Women’s Day throughout the world, through film screenings, discussions, art exhibits, radio programmes, ballets and photo shows, among other events.In the build-up to the special day, numerous meetings and UN-sponsored events have been held. The 51st session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, convened at UN Headquarters, will wrap up its two-week meeting tomorrow. 8 March 2007Impunity for violence against women – for too long tolerated under the cover of cultural practices and silently condoned by Governments – must end, and the United Nations must spearhead the effort to eliminate the pandemic, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said this morning at an event commemorating International Women’s Day.
Investigations have revealed that the two businessmen in Rathgama who were reported missing, had been killed and the bodies were later burnt.The Criminal Investigations Department (CID), which is investigating the incident had unearthed the details, the Police said today. They were kept in a house, killed and the bodies were later burnt.The Officer in Charge of the Southern Crimes Investigations Unit and 15 policemen were today ordered to be transferred over the incident. Investigations revealed that the two businessmen were abducted by men dressed in clothes similar to that of the Police. According to the Police, human hair and bones believed to be that of the two businessmen have been found from the Walasmulla, Madagamgoda forest. Earlier today a Sub Inspector was also arrested over the disappearance of the two businessmen.The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) arrested the Sub Inspector who is attached to the Southern Crimes Investigations Unit.The two businessmen, Manjula Asela and Rasheen Chinthaka, had been reported missing since January 23 this year. The CID had this week also arrested IP Kapila Nishantha of the Special Investigations Unit of the Southern Province over the incident. (Colombo Gazette)
CALGARY – Cenovus (TSX:CVE) said Wednesday that its profits dropped 40 per cent in the second quarter as it faced weaker oil and gas prices.The Calgary-based company reported net earnings of $396 million for the second quarter, or 52 cents per diluted share, down from a profit of $655 million, or 86 cents per diluted share in the same period last year.Operating earnings, which filter out one-time items, dropped to $283 million, or 37 cents per share, missing analyst expectations of 52 cents per share. A year earlier the company earned $395 million, or 52 Canadian cents per share.Revenue for the quarter came in at $4.21 billion, compared to $4.01 billion year over year.Cenovus said exploration expenses of $68 million, decreased unrealized risk management gains, and an increase in depreciation, depletion and amortization costs as the reason for the sharp drop in net earnings for the quarter.Cenovus is a relatively new name in the oilpatch, having split off from natural gas producer Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA) in late 2009.The company is on the hunt for a joint venture partners to help it develop its Telephone Lake oilsands property. Firms enter into such deals as a means to speed up development and reduce risk.A competitive process to find a partner is ongoing, and Cenovus isn’t in any rush to land a deal. In the meantime, Cenovus is continuing to move that project forward solo.Cenovus says total oil production in the second quarter averaged more than 155,000 barrels per day, a 28 per cent increase compared with the same period a year earlier.And oil sands production at Foster Creek and Christina Lake averaged more than 80,000 barrels per day, a 38 per cent increase compared with 2011.“Cenovus has a clearly defined 10-year growth plan, which is expected to deliver predictable, reliable performance,â€ president and CEO Brian Ferguson said in a release.“Weâ€™re consistently growing oil production while maintaining our focus on low-cost operations and continuing to demonstrate the value of our integrated approach with strong refining margins.”At its investor day in December, Cenovus said it was aiming to grow production this year by 21 per cent as new phases of its Christina Lake oilsands project in northern Alberta come into service.Christina Lake and the nearby Foster Creek development are part of a 50-50 joint venture with Houston energy giant ConocoPhillips. The partnership also includes interests in two U.S. refineries.The refinery interests have helped cushion Cenovus against swings in oil prices. While lower prices eat into its profits in the upstream, or production side of the business, it means lower costs in the downstream, or refining end.All Cenovus oilsands developments use steam to liquefy the sticky bitumen deep underground so it can be more easily drawn to the surface.Shares of the company closed down three per cent, or 95 cents, to $31.15 on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Cenovus reports 40 per cent drop in net earnings for the second quarter by News Staff Posted Jul 25, 2012 6:25 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
“WFP is saddened by the humanitarian impact of the non-stop rains over the last week in the Philippines, and we would like to reiterate our solidarity with the Philippine Government during times of emergencies,” the World Food Programme’s (WFP) representative to the Philippines, Stephen Anderson, said in a news release. The agency is providing food and logistical support to complement the Government’s emergency relief efforts. So far, it has delivered 52.5 tons of high-energy biscuits for distribution to some 262,500 flood-affected people in various regions, including those which the Government has identified as the most flood-affected. High-energy biscuits are wheat-based biscuits fortified with vitamins and minerals. They are often distributed during the first few days of an emergency, when people have limited access to cooking facilities. In addition, WFP is contracting trucks to help transport Government relief supplies to affected communities in Central Luzon, a region on the northern island of Luzon, the national capital region of Metro Manila, and neighbouring regions. “We stand ready to offer our full support to augment Government efforts when needed,” Mr. Anderson added. In the coming days, WFP will also distribute nutritious ready-to-use supplementary food to about 77,000 flood-affected children under the age of three on the northern island of Luzon, in partnership with the Philippines’ Department of Health.
Britain is set for another blast of Indian Summer with an unusually hot start to October forecast on the back of one of the warmest Septembers in recent years.The Met Office said people across most of England can expect temperatures to rise to more than 20 Celsius (68F) during the first week of next month.Tuesday, September 13 was the hottest September day in Britain for more than a century when the mercury soared to 34.4C (93.9F) in Gravesend, Kent. The average UK temperature for September over the last 30 years is 6.5C (61.7F), which September this year is expected to beat comfortably by several degrees. And forecasters say that October will also begin with a warm spell.Met Office forecaster Emma Sharples said: “There will be warmer than normal weather for the beginning of autumn.”The 30-year average for September is 17.8C (64F) for England and 16.5C (61.7F) for the UK.”The average temperature for September 2016 can’t be confirmed yet, but the indicative trend is that it will be a few degrees above average.”Even though this weekend and the beginning of October next week will see nothing like the 34C (93.2F) heat of a few weeks ago, next week will be fairly pleasant for the time of year. We expect to see temperatures breaking above 20C (68F).”UK weather forecast for Thursday, September 29 Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. But Ms Sharples warned that the weekend is also likely to see showers, which might cool down temperatures.She added: “Even though the weekend will see temperatures across the UK in the high teens, temperature is not the whole picture.”There will be quite a few showers, so it will not feel particularly warm.”
NURSES, GARDAÍ AND firefighters are set to step up their campaign to oppose Croke Park 2.The organisation representing frontline workers says the deal currently on the table will result in pay cuts of between 3 and 11 per cent for many workers, and are calling for it to be rejected.The 24/7 Frontline Service Alliance is organising nine ’town hall’ meetings around the country over the next fortnight and is urging public sector employees to turn up. More than 3,000 workers attended a rally at the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght in February in an unexpectedly large show of strength against the Croke Park deal.“The rally at the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght last month illustrated the mood of defiance,” a spokesperson for the 24/7 Alliance said this afternoon. “The regional meetings will give voice locally to that anger”.The meetings are being organised by an alliance of the CPSU, IMO, INMO and Unite.The Alliance says public sector workers will be hit with longer working hours, reduced overtime pay and the elimination of certain payments under the pay deal.A review carried out by an independent consultant actuarial firm for the group gave specific details on how much frontline workers stood to lose, estimating the following cuts in salaries for public sector workers under Croke Park 2: Staff nurse: 11.4 per cent cutPsychiatric nurse: 11.1 per centParamedic: 9.7 per centCare assistant: 9 per centExecutive officer: 7.4 per centHigher executive officer: 7.4 per centGarda: 5.1 per centGarda sergeant: 3.6 per centGarda inspector: 3.5 per centFirefighter: 3 per centSenator: 0.9 per cent“The rolling out of regional meetings across the country will provide opportunities for all those affected by Croke Park II to be briefed on issues impacting them and allow them to voice their anger,” said the spokesperson. “These meetings are open to everybody, particularly members of unions promoting a Yes vote”.The next regional meeting will take place in Letterkenny on Tuesday night with other meetings taking place in towns and cities including Limerick, Galway, Sligo, Waterford and Portlaoise.Read: Union tells government to ‘stay the hell away’ from voting process > Read: ‘We have no more to give’: Over 3,000 attend Frontline services rally > Read: Croke Park II will cut nurses wages by 11 per cent, not 1.7 per cent – INMO >
One renovation I’ve been meaning to tackle at my new home is replacing the ugly doorbell that stares down from the top of the foyer wall like a menacing, plastic gargoyle. I’ve been meaning to get to it one day, but it’s hard to get excited about replacing a doorbell with just another doorbell. The Swann MP3 DJ Doorbell finally has me motivated.Like most modern doorbells, this one is a wireless unit with a exterior-mounted transmitter and an interior receiver with a nice, loud speaker. The twist here is that you’re not limited to a chime or a ding. Pop in an SD card loaded with MP3s, and you’ll be rocking out to your favorite tunes every time someone comes to the door.But what to pick? Imperial March? Little Ships? You could even copy the memorable foghorn-esque tone played by the Addam’s Family doorbell? The possibilities are endless.And what’s better still is that the MP3 DJ can be used for way more than mere doorbell duties. It’s a wireless speaker with a remote trigger, after all, so you could put it to good use at the office on April 1st. Mess with co-workers as you play back sounds of heavy breathing from somewhere beneath their desk. Disrupt the meeting in HR with a little ambient carnival music. The sky’s the limit.Swann isn’t the first to come to market with an MP3 doorbell, but the DJ is one of the nicest looking units you’ll find. That, coupled with Swann’s assertion that it makes a handy SD card reader/external hard drive and portable MP3 makes it well worth picking up for around $50.via Swann
Following the announcement during last night’s RAW tapings in Boston of an online pre-sale for a co-branded supershow for October 21, instead of the originally announced WWE TLC PPV, it appears that the show will no longer be held in Boston.The online pre-sale for the live event on October 21 in Boston has begun on ticket outlets using the code “BOSTON.” Ronda Rousey has been announced as appearing. No word as of this writing as to when and where, if at all, the WWE TLC PPV will be taking place.WWE does have their big “Super Show-Down” event taking place on October 6 from Melbourne, Australia airing live on WWE Network, so there is the potential that event replaces the TLC PPV as the major WWE event for the month of October this year.WWE has been holding the TLC PPV on an annual basis since 2009.Source: PWInsider WWE announces King of the Ring quarterfinal matches for this Monday on RAW WhatsApp AEW announces Shawn Spears vs. Jon Moxley for second television episode on TNT Google+ Facebook Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest AEW announces Boston and Philadelphia television episodes for TNT are sold out Twitter
In an update to its 2008 financial outlook, Time Warner today said the recent reorganization and layoffs at Time Inc. will cost the company between $100 million and $125 million in restructuring charges.In total, Time Warner said it expects to take on between $280 million and $310 million in restructuring fees this year. Through the first nine months, the company incurred about $182 million in restructuring charges, a large portion coming from an operational reorganization of its New Line Cinema business.In its third quarter financial statement—which was also released today—Time Warner reported $2.3 billion in operating income, flat compared to the same period in 2007. Year-to-date, the company reported $6.2 billion in operating income (down about 6 percent) based on $34.6 billion in revenue (up about 2 percent). Through the first nine months, Time Inc. generated an operating income of $162 million, down roughly 36 percent from $251 million during the same period in 2007. In the third quarter, Time Inc.’s revenue declined 7 percent to $1.1 billion, with ad revenue down 8 percent. Last week, Time Inc. CEO Ann Moore [pictured] announced a dramatic restructuring that will reorganize it into three business units: news, style and entertainment, and lifestyle. As many as 700 layoffs are reported to be associated with the reorganization.“By this October it was looking like 1931,” Moore said during her keynote at the ABC Circulation Conference last week. “[Time Inc.] has never had so many advertising clients in trouble at the same time. The declines are stunning.” Moore added that she didn’t care if it technically isn’t a recession. “It is one for us.”
DonationCoder celebrate 13 year anniversary with fundraiser and giveaway by Martin Brinkmann on April 02, 2018 in Internet – 2 commentsDonationCoder is a unique site on the Internet that was created back in 2005. It was designed as a place for programmers to share developed software and to support development through donations and not shareware sales, by advertising or other means.Great programs were created by DonationCoder members in the past. To name just a few: Screenshot Captor, an excellent screen capturing tool, Clipboard Help+Spell, a great clipboard manager, or Find and Run Robot, a program launcher for Windows.But there is more to the site than truckloads of great programs. DonationCoder hold an annual NANY event which results in great programs being released for the event. Another interesting and rather unique feature is the site’s coding snacks forum in which members create programs based on user suggestions.It should be clear by now that DonationCoder is a site that we love.DonationCoder Anniversary, fundraiser and giveawayIt is the 13th Anniversary of DonationCoder and the site celebrates the anniversary with a fundraiser and giveaway.The last fundraiser was three years ago on the tenth anniversary of the site. The coders try to raise at least $4800 to cover the hosting costs for the coming year. The site was moved to a new host recently which improved responsiveness, speed and other things.But first: I need to ask for your financial support and your non-financial encouragement. It’s been 3 years since our last fundraiser, and 13 years since the start of DonationCoder.com. I hope we’ve earned your renewed support by continuing to release and update clean, quality software free of toolbars, ads, bundled software, or other unwanted junk, and by making our forum a friendly place where people can discuss technology issues and help one another.This past year in particular we spent a *huge* amount of time completing a long-awaited major overhaul of our website along with a move to new hosting servers. These changes will help us do what we do better and more securely, and help us update our content more regularly. I hope you’ll show us that you appreciate our hard work by making a donation during the fundraiser. In section 4 below you’ll find a new long article by me on the changes to the site, as well as a request for your input about new ideas for the site.Supporters and users who choose not to support the site through donations may enter a giveaway to win commercial software programs. Supporters who donated will get prizes first, however, and users who entered without donation may get unclaimed prizes only.The list of programs is large and it includes several high profile applications such as Camtasia, VMWare Workstation Pro, Macrium Reflect Home, or UltraEdit. The deadline for entry is April 9th, 2018.Users who sign up for the site’s newsletter, sent out just a few times a year, will receive a list of software discounts for applications as part of the festivities.Now You: Have you been to the DonationCoder site before? What’s your take on the site and the programs created by its members?SummaryArticle NameDonationCoder celebrate 13 year anniversary with fundraiser and giveawayDescriptionIt is the 13th Anniversary of DonationCoder and the site celebrates the anniversary with a fundraiser and giveaway.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisement
News | Mammography | July 10, 2019 SimonMed Imaging Implements ProFound AI for 3-D Tomosynthesis Arizona-based SimonMed Imaging announced their implementation of the first U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 Therapixel Appoints Matthieu Leclerc-Chalvet as CEO Artificial intelligence (AI) breast cancer screening specialist Therapixel announced the appointment of Matthieu… read more Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire. Case Study | April 07, 2010 The Latest Mammography Technology and Compassionate Care are the Keys to Success News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently expanded its breast imaging solutions with the launch of its… read more IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. The Kearney Breast Center at Southwest Washington Medical Center in Vancouver, Wash., has one mission: to provide breast cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment with state-of-the-art care in a compassionate environment. The center accomplishes this mission in many ways, including being among the first in the nation to utilize the new Hologic Selenia Dimensions digital mammography system and creating a breast center with a relaxing, spa-like environment. Hologic’s state-of-the art and easy-to-use technology helps Kearney Breast Center accomplish its goal by freeing the Center’s staff to pay attention to the most important part of the breast center: its patients.Comfort for the CommunityThe Kearney Breast Center opened its new facility in August 2009, a beautiful 10,000 square foot breast center that was made possible entirely by community support. At the time, women in Vancouver expressed a need for a greater focus on breast health services. Rather than wait for someone else to fill that need, four women came together and developed an organization called Pink Power to work with the hospital’s foundation, ultimately raising $4 million for the construction of a new breast center. Kearney Breast Center has gone to great lengths to recognize the individuals who contributed to the center. An entire wall features tiles that list donor names, and many rooms were designed in honor or memory of loved ones. Community members have worked closely with the hospital to create a breast center that exudes a feeling of comfort and relaxation. The whole interior reflects a spa-like atmosphere, and women receive refreshments and blankets in the waiting room, and wear plush robes instead of hospital gowns. The center even plans to begin offering massage therapy in the near future. “We wanted to create an environment that is comforting and warm, because it seems to be a vital part of our health,” said Lesley Dykman, the Center’s mammography technical coordinator. “The people here have a vision — to offer compassionate care while focusing on the well-being of everyone we serve.” Kearney enhances comfort during the exams by providing the Hologic MammoPad breast cushion. Patients love the soft foam pad, not only for its comfort but also its warmth. In addition to comfort, the center offers MammoPad because of its clinical benefits. Patients are more relaxed and the grip-like surface holds breast tissue in place, both of which improves positioning, increases tissue acquisition and produces better images. “It’s so much more comfortable for our patients, and we’ve seen a tremendous improvement in the quality of our exams,” Dykman said. “Between the patient comfort and the clinical benefits, we’ll never stop using MammoPad.” A Leader in Technology Under the proactive leadership of Director Mario Fabris and Manager Sherril Allen, Kearney Breast Center has always been ahead of the technology curve for women’s imaging. In 2005, it became the first facility in the region to offer digital mammography after installing its Hologic Selenia systems. In 2009, it achieved another milestone by becoming the first center on the West Coast to install a Hologic Selenia Dimensions digital mammography system. The Dimensions is a cutting-edge mammography platform that can be configured for 3D tomosynthesis when and if it becomes available in the U.S.As a technological leader, Kearney Breast Center has high standards for its equipment. Any technology it uses must excel in three areas: speed, accuracy and comfort. Selenia Dimensions offers the same benefits as the Selenia digital mammography system, which provides high image quality along with several technology enhancements. Simply by pressing a button, technologists can switch from normal compression mode to the machine’s patented FAST Paddle technology, which conforms to the natural contour of the patient’s breast for more even compression. Dykman says this feature is so comfortable, they often encounter a problem rarely faced by mammography technologists — patients insisting there isn’t enough compression. Productivity enhancements have drastically improved the speed of the exam on the Selenia Dimensions system. The faster cycle time results in 5-second image acquisition and the compression paddle can be preconfigured to automatically shift to the next view, allowing technologists to quickly move through the exam. The biometric log-in and touch-screen display reduce the amount of typing and make it easy for technologists to quickly accept, reject and enhance images. “Selenia Dimensions is a phenomenal machine,” said Dykman. “It’s just so fast and comfortable. Not only do we love it but our patients love it too.” “I think the equipment pays for itself,” said Dykman. “It’s state-of-the-art technology that is unbelievably simple to use. No one would ever be sorry for adding a Dimensions to their facility.” Hologic — A Partner in Women’s Health Hologic plays a significant role in the Kearney Breast Center’s success. In addition to service and support during multiple technology installations, Hologic consulted with the architects and designers of the new breast center to ensure sufficient space and proper placement of the equipment. Most of the technology in the breast center is made by Hologic. In 2005, the hospital switched from another vendor to a Hologic’s Discovery bone densitometer. Kearney chose the Hologic Discovery system because it was faster, easier to use and offered significantly better image quality than their existing system. With the push of a button, the Discovery C-arm automatically moves into position for highly precise supine lateral scanning. The rotating C-arm eliminates patient repositioning, which means more precise lateral and AP views on a table designed to accommodate patients of all sizes. Also in 2005, Kearney installed a Hologic MultiCare Platinum prone table for stereotactic breast biopsies. The image quality and table design enabled them to biopsy even hard-to-reach areas and streamlined the overall procedure, reducing the length of the center’s stereotactic biopsies by more than half. “I’ve been so impressed with the attention and knowledge we have received from Hologic,” Dykman said. “It’s one thing when a company says they care about women’s health, but it’s another thing to prove it like they do. Between the superior technology and incredible support, any other company is a distant second to Hologic when it comes to women’s health.” This case study was supplied by Hologic. 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Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Bankers Association Mortgage Fraud Processing Service Providers 2011-08-12 Ryan Schuette Fraud,FBI: Mortgage Fraud Activity Up in 2010 August 12, 2011 453 Views Share More brokers, loan officers, realtors, and others defrauded lenders, servicers, and homeowners over 2010 despite improving conditions in the housing market at large, according to the “”Federal Bureau of Investigation””:http://www.fbi.gov/ (FBI), which released a “”comprehensive report””:http://www.fbi.gov/stats-services/publications/mortgage-fraud-2010/2010-mortgage-fraud-report Friday. Mortgage fraud cases and investigations amounted to 3,129 cases over the year, 12 percent more than in 2009 and some 90 percent above the same trends in 2008.[IMAGE]Pooling data from “”CoreLogic””:http://www.corelogic.com/, the “”Mortgage Bankers Association””:http://www.mbaa.org/default.htm, and federal agencies, the FBI’s 2010 Mortgage Fraud Report found upward-bound cases of mortgage fraud across the country over the past year. Referencing CoreLogic, the FBI said that applicants fraudulently filed some $12 billion in loan applications last year. Seventy-one percent, or 2,222, of the FBI’s mortgage fraud cases involved more than $1 million in dollar losses.According to the report, CoreLogic summed up much of the reported mortgage fraud activity as income misrepresentation, despite a decline in the activity from 2009 to last year. Undisclosed debt, employment, and occupancy also accounted for fraudulent activity.A spokesperson for CoreLogic could not be immediately reached for comment.””The FBI views mortgage fraud as a significant crime problem,”” says William Carter, a bureau spokesperson. “”Combating fraud in this area is a priority due to the impact of mortgage lending on the nation’s economy, and also due to the impact of foreclosures on the community.””[COLUMN_BREAK]Commenting on the spike in mortgage fraud activity over 2010, Carter calls the “”distressed economy… the most significant factor in the perpetration of mortgage fraud.””The report relied heavily on origination, home sales, and other analytics information.””Although recent economic indicators report improvements in various sectors,”” it said, “”overall indicators associated with mortgage fraud ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ô such as foreclosures, housing prices, contracting financial markets, and tighter lending practices by financial institutions ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ô indicate that the housing market is still in distress and providing ample opportunities for fraud.””Several states saw the most known and suspected mortgage fraud activity. The most prevalent fraud occurred in Arizona, California, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, and Texas. Loan origination, real estate investment, equity skimming, short sale, and builder bailout schemes, among others, topped the most common ways in which perpetrators committed mortgage fraud, allegedly or otherwise.According to the report, loan origination schemes accounted for most of mortgage fraud activity, rounding out at 62 percent of all cases. Title, escrow, and settlement fraud followed with 14 percent. Fraudulent activity involving commercial real estate loans, short sales, and builder bailouts came out to much less of the share, amounting to 4 percent for both loans and sales and 2 percent for the latter.The FBI said that CoreLogic also found increasingly “”well-hidden”” instances of mortgage fraud activity, with lenders saying short sales and closing agent embezzlement had seen upticks.The FBI’s report arrives on the heels of a recent scheme it unveiled in New York. The bureau “”filed””:https://themreport.com/articles/14-indicted-over-58m-mortgage-fraud-payout-2011-08-10 five indictments against nine brokers and four lawyers, plus one disbarred attorney, over $58 million extracted in fraudulent loans and property transactions. in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing
Go back to the e-newsletterMountains of Willy Wonka-style sweets, a secret garden-themed long table feast and a behind-the-scenes kitchen tour were just some of the surprises at Four Seasons Hotel Sydney’s events catering launch last night.Sydney’s five-star hotel treated guests to a sneak preview of its new catering concept, delivering restaurant quality dining at scale for events and conferences.Guests were taken on a culinary journey from paddock to plate, hosted by new Executive Chef Michael Mousseau and his team, starting with a kitchen tour and showcase of top quality local produce now featured on the catering menus, such as Cape Grim Beef and Glacier 51 Toothfish.Chef Mousseau shared stories of the producers, who traditionally supply to the country’s best restaurants, before welcoming guests into the hotel’s level two Residential Suite, where a long table feast of the new restaurant-style dishes was revealed, with styling by Nightingales.To complete the night, talented Head Pastry Chef, Davis Summoogum unveiled a jaw-dropping dessert showcase featuring row on row of miniature sweets.Four Seasons Hotel Sydney’s new catering offering was born from a desire to deliver genuine restaurant quality experience for events, with a focus on local produce and house-made chef creations.“We want to dispel the myth that there’s a marked difference between conference food and restaurant food. Delivering culinary experiences at scale doesn’t mean compromising on quality, creativity or passion,” Mousseau said.Four Seasons Hotel Sydney’s new catering offering is available for events across the hotel’s dozen spaces and function rooms, including the 500-person Grand Ballroom.Go back to the e-newsletter
Opposition parties remained tight-lipped on Tuesday as to whether they will support the cabinet decision to appoint state attorney Maria Stylianou Lottidis as the new ombudswoman.Lottidis’ appointment – that was announced by the cabinet last week – must be approved by parliament, which is expected to discuss the matter soon. Lottidis is married to one of the owners of Kathimerini newspaper. She will be replacing Eliza Savvidou whose term ended last week.The cabinet’s choice has raised concerns over what opposition parties and organised groups believe was a move of the Anastasiades administration to secure support from Kathimerini ahead of next year’s presidential elections, while others fear that she is not the right person for the job.The first reaction came from the head of Cyprus Stop Trafficking non-governmental organisation, Androula Christophidou Henriques, who believes that most suitable for the job is the head of the Ombudsman’s office, Aristos Tsiartas who has experience on the complex tasks handled by the service.In an open letter to the president, Henriques said that even though she does not question Lottidis’ credentials as a lawyer, “under the law governing the powers of the Ombudsman, this is not enough, as it is required that the person chosen must be of ‘recognised education and experience’”.Henriques had reacted strongly last week as soon as Lottidis’ name was announced, mentioning that there was cronyism behind the government’s choice.Citizens take to the ombudsman seeking shelter and protection from unlawful and arbitrary actions of the administration and state power, she said in the letter. “To do so, they must first of all trust both the prestige of the institution and the impartiality and independence of the ombudsman”.By projecting an image of cronyism in the selection process of the ombudsman, she said, undermines the ability of “this important independent authority to perform its task”.As regards opposition parties, their announcements are expected within the coming days whether they support Lottidis as the new ombudswoman.According to media reports, the two biggest opposition parties – Akel and Diko – are not eyeing the cabinet’s choice positively, but remain tight-lipped as to their decision.Daily Politis – citing sources – reported on Tuesday that Akel believes that the cabinet’s choice does not fulfil the criteria set by the law, while it expressed concerns over Lottidis’ husband’s publishing activities.The party’s spokesman Stefanos Stefanou, told the Cyprus Mail, however, that “when the time comes, we will voice our opinion”. He refrained from confirming the media reports or elaborating.The daily also said that the same source told them that Akel does not forget that Disy did not in 2011 back criminologist-academic Andros Kapardis’ appointment as ombudsman by the Christofias administration.Kapardis’ appointment fell through as he had received the support of only the Akel MPs in parliament with the rest of the deputies voting against, citing the issue of his neutrality, as he had served as governor of the Central Prisons and had also supported Christofias’ candidacy.Opposition parties had also said back then that the government had not consulted them regarding Kapardis’ nomination, which is a grievance opposition parties voice today as regards Lottidis’ nomination by the current administration.Diko spokesman Athos Antoniades told the Cyprus Mail that the party has yet to reach a decision, but that they will take into consideration three parameters; the fact that the Anastasiades administration did not discuss the appointment with them prior to the cabinet’s announcement and that Lottidis is a politically exposed person.“In other countries, politically exposed persons are not allowed to be appointed to such posts,” Antoniades said.He added that to the party’s decision would also weigh in whether Lottidis is qualified for the job.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppTake Online Privacy on a whole New levelFigLeaf Beta AppUndoThrone: Free Online GamesPlay This Game For 1 Minute and See why Everyone is Addicted!Throne: Free Online GamesUndoDirectExposeLast Chance, These Shows Are Ending At 2019DirectExposeUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoTwo arrested in connection with attempted murderUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
The TUI Airline has been condemned for providing children with ‘deeply sexist’ stickers on one of its Paphos-Bristol flights.According to the Bristol Post website, boys had been given stickers to wear saying: ‘Future TUI Captain’ and girls were sporting stickers saying: ‘Future TUI Cabin Crew’. The stickers were given to the children towards the end of the flight. A woman who had landed in Bristol airport noticed children passing through customs. She told the newspaper: “I thought it was deeply sexist. If it was random it would have been fine, but it wasn’t. They were handed out by the cabin crew, which on this flight was all-female.”Even though the stickers themselves were aimed at being gender neutral, the female passenger said, she believes the airline’s intentions were good but misguided. “You could see what all the children had on them,” she said. “It was just clear that all the boys had ‘future pilot’ and all the girls had ‘future cabin crew’. If it was random it would have been half and half. They should have thought about handing them out in a way that doesn’t show implicit sexism. Other TUI customers also complained on social media.According to the newspaper, a spokesman from TUI apologised for upsetting customers. “We think it has just been a simple mix-up since our future pilot and cabin crew stickers are designed for use for any child regardless of gender.”You May LikeHealthZapThis Old Man Was Not Just A Janitor But A Soldier With A Great ReputationHealthZapUndoMatatang_CarsMost expensive rare cars of all timeMatatang_CarsUndoNewsXoXo6 Reasons of Heart Arteries Start Clogging You Never Knew!NewsXoXoUndo Greek Prime Minister in Cyprus for official visitUndoState Legal Service condemns attack on attorney-generalUndoModi versus Wild: Indian PM to join Bear Grylls in wildernessUndoby Taboolaby Taboola