Shocking Stories of Moroccans Abducted by Algerian Army

Rabat- Following last month’s incident when an Algerian soldier entered Moroccan territory and arrested three Moroccans, Morocco’s Daily Al Massae published a new investigative report on Thursday that shed light on the untold stories of Moroccan citizens who have been abducted and jailed by the Algerian Army.Most of those abducted by the Algerian Army were shepherds. One victim was Boujamaa Touil, who was abducted from the Moroccan territory and had his 160 sheep seized by the Algerian Army.Boujamaa was taken to Algeria where he was sentenced to 17 years of imprisonment. He spent only one month in prison, and then he was granted a pardon on the eve of Algeria’s National Holiday. Abdelkader Ettaouil, another Moroccan shepherd, was taken from the Moroccan territory in Oued Jedid by an Algerian military patrol while he was grazing his herd of sheep.Abdlekader was transported to Algeria for trial. The judge accused him of entering Algerian territory illegally and sentenced him to two years and four months in prison. The judge ignored the fact that he was arrested in the Moroccan territory, although the Moroccan suspect tried to make this argument in his defense.Al Massae also told the story of Ammari El Bachiri, who was abducted from Ayn Cheaair, located in the southeast of Morocco near Bouarfa, on the border with Algeria. Ammari was abducted by the Algerian Army in Moroccan territory while he was collecting medicinal herbs that grow in the area.Several of people interview by Al Massae stated that the Algerian Army open fires on Moroccan citizens at the border from time to time, saying that they communicate with lead rather than words.The most recent Algerian attack on Moroccan citizens dates to October 2014, when members of the Algerian army shot Moroccan citizens at the border, leaving one person seriously injured.Edited by Timothy Filla© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed. read more

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Video When Morocco Hosted French Refugees in 1943

Miami – A video that dates back to 1943 shows a footage of French refugees arriving in Casablanca, Morocco, fleeing from German-occupied France.Ever since the Syrian Refugee Crisis has become a worldwide phenomenon, countries in Europe, Middle East and Africa are constantly throwing the blame at each other for whose responsibility it should be to host the vast amount of refugees in despair.France, as well as several countries have publicly expressed their tight refugee policy in allowing these Syrian war victims of Daesh and Bachar El Assad to enter their countries. Several videos have gone viral demonstrating the “inhumane conditions” and mistreatment these refugees go through when they arrive in these ‘host’ nations. A YouTube video posted by the British Pathé shows images of a reported 1,700 French refugees arrive by boat in the city of Casablanca, which sheltered them at a time of crisis during World War II.The video narrates how most of them had been “incarcerated at General Franco’s prisons in Spain” and suffered “years of hardships”.Interesting to note how the roles are inverted. Seven few decades back, it was the Europeans, in this case the French, who were once refugees escaping “their own” nation. Today, Syrians flee their nation, escaping “their own” in a very similar manner.However, contrasting the “appalling” videos of today’s Syrian Refugee Crisis, Morocco received the French refugees with order and respect as the General of the Casablanca Military Division showed up to welcome them as they set foot on the Moroccan territory.Even the French Red Cross prepared a buffet to feed themmaking sure “everyone [had] something to keep them going” while they awaited the “official reception” from Moroccan authorities.The video concludes with a hopeful message Morocco instilled to these individuals who sought asylum in the Kingdom. They had “welcome[d] them back to the freedom which one day will be the blessing of all French men”.Let us hope all countries can remember these type of legendary moments that have returned peace, freedom and joy to those in need. One day we could find ourselves in the same situation and reach out for aid hoping to be treated with dignity and respect. read more

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Situation in Burundi still very fragile SecretaryGeneral warns

The fresh outbreak of fighting in Burundi could roll back valuable progress made since a peace agreement was reached in 2000, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon cautioned in a new report made public today.“The recent rapid relapse into violent conflict is alarming evidence of the extreme fragility of the situation in Burundi,” Mr. Ban wrote in his report, covering the period from 23 November last year to 7 May, to the Security Council.Strongly condemning the continued deadly clashes between the Government and the Palipehutu-FNL – the last major rebel hold-outs after the end of the brutal civil war between the Hutu majority and the Tutsi minority – he said that “nothing justifies the loss of innocent lives resulting from this fighting.”More than 100 people have been killed in and around the capital Bujumbura in the past few weeks, despite the signing of the Comprehensive Ceasefire Agreement in 2006.The Secretary-General warned that unless this pact is not “put back on track, the new cycle of violence could undo all the gains painstakingly made by the people of Burundi since the signing of the Arusha Agreement eight years ago.”Furthermore, he voiced concern that the resumption of hostilities and political instability in the small Central African nation could threaten the stability of neighbouring States and the entire Great Lakes region.Ultimately, the responsibility for ending over 10 years of clashes rests with the Government and the FNL, Mr. Ban stressed, calling on both parties to end fighting and jump-start dialogue in a bid to push the peace process forward.He urged the FNL to return to Burundi and take part in the Joint Verification and Monitoring Mechanism and the Political Directorate, which are components of the ceasefire, while appealing to the Government to prioritize that Agreement’s implementation.In addition to putting the ceasefire into place and breaking the political stalemate, the Secretary-General said other issues spurring insecurity must be tackled.Reintegration of ex-fighters must press ahead, and “in an environment characterized by abject poverty, high unemployment, and sharply rising fuel and food prices, former combatants are likely to turn to violent crime or join armed elements,” he said, adding that the current global food crisis is also a cause for concern.On human rights, the report noted that while numbers of violations committed by the national defence forces remained the same, those committed by the police have risen while new cases of torture and summary executions by the national intelligence service have been reported.Mr. Ban welcomed the work of the UN Peacebuilding Commission, established to help countries recovering from war from sliding back into conflict, for its “valuable support to efforts at promoting stability in Burundi.” 20 May 2008The fresh outbreak of fighting in Burundi could roll back valuable progress made since a peace agreement was reached in 2000, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon cautioned in a new report made public today. read more

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Minister insists there was no attempt to protect Vithyas killers

Vithya was abducted and raped in 2015 before she was killed. In September this year seven accused over the rape and murder were sentenced to death by a trial-at-bar at the Jaffna High Court.Among those sentenced to death was the main suspect identified as Swiss Kumar. (Colombo Gazette) She said that if the suspect was not handed over to the Police he would have been killed by the public and proper justice would not have been served. Justice Minister Thalatha Atukorale today insisted that there was no attempt made to protect the killers of Jaffna school girl Sivaloganathan Vithya.Atukorale said that a Government Minister had only attempted to ensure a key suspect, who had been held by the public following the murder, was released and handed over to the Police.

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Northern BC port blames abandoned pipe for fuel leak into ocean

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Northern B.C. port blames abandoned pipe for fuel leak into ocean by The Canadian Press Posted Jun 29, 2015 6:44 pm MDT PRINCE RUPERT, B.C. – The Prince Rupert Port Authority says workers are trying to stop an abandoned pipe from slowly leaking fuel into the ocean in northwestern B.C.The leak of what the port believes is bunker fuel was reported on Sunday when staff noticed a rainbow sheen near the tide line.The port authority says the pipe passes under property it owns and ends next to the marine berth at the Westview Wood Pellet Terminal.It says workers have excavated an area so they can flush and cap the pipe.The port says it has engaged the Western Canada Marine Response Corporation to contain the fuel that reached the foreshore and the group is working to clean the shoreline and immediate area.Officials have also called in an environmental consultant in to assess the potential impacts of the leak, although they believe there is “minimal risk to marine life and vegetation” and say only a “small quantity” escaped. read more

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Queens Speech delivers Digital Economy Bill

·         Work with manufacturers so that vehicles sold with a radio are digitally enabled by the end of 2013.·         Support a common logo for digital radios and ensure that non-digital radios and their limitations are clearly labelled.·         Encourage the development of portable digital converters.·         Promote the introduction of more sophisticated traffic information via digital radio and comprehensive marketing by broadcasters.·         Work with European partners to develop a common approach to digital radio. SMMT chief executive Paul Everitt said, “A collaborative approach between broadcasters, vehicle manufacturers and government is essential for the effective delivery of the Digital Britain recommendations and government’s Digital Economy Bill. Broadcasters must now increase the content and coverage of digital radio and work with government to build awareness of its availability. This will help generate consumer demand to justify investment by vehicle manufacturers.”Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Industry does have reservations about the timetable for introduction but is pleased that the Digital Economy Bill provides a certain timetable for industry and other stakeholders to work to. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has welcomed the Queen’s Speech in which government has committed to the migration of digital radio through the Digital Economy Bill. The Speech, which marks the opening of Parliament, outlines the legislative agenda for the forthcoming year. Government introduced the Digital Britain Report earlier this year which sets out a five-point plan to encourage take-up of digital radio in cars: read more

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Alevel results the most unfair in a generation warn headteachers following changes

first_imgBut leading heads representing schools such as Eton College and Harrow argue the reforms have been “rushed and flawed” and will breed inconsistency and confusion.Ofqual maintained that its reforms were to make the system “clearer, more consistent, and fairer for all students”.However, Chris King – chairman of the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference (HMC) – argued that the changes to the exam appeal system will have “lifelong consequences” for bright pupils who will miss out on Oxbridge places by a few points because of subjective marking. Mr King added: “The extent of uncertainty and inconsistency in how this summer’s grades can be checked is absurd.  This has all the hallmarks of reforms brought in far too quickly with some previously announced changes being confirmed, others changed and yet others shelved.”“It is also unacceptable that these further changes have been announced after some schools broke up for the summer holidays.“In addition, we have only now found out for the first time – and very late in the day – precisely how the new experimental mark-checking system will be tested this year when initial marks are reviewed across all subjects.  “Just as we feared, this process will be very vague and unsatisfactory, leading to the likelihood of fewer accurate replacement marks than in previous years.  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. In its latest annual survey the regulator found that 42 per cent of head teachers feel that the current appeals system is unfair compared to 29 per cent who think that it is fair.   It also found that head teacher trust in A-levels has declined since last year from 88 per cent to 85 per cent. “Reviewers will have to look out for ‘unreasonable exercise of academic judgment’ but all they will have to go on is Ofqual’s advice that ‘unreasonable’ should be given its normal meaning and a common-sense approach should be adopted’. What kind of precision check is that for high-stakes exams such as A-level?”   Russell Hobby, the general secretary of the NATH, said: “It is clear that unreasonable deadlines have been put on exam boards to make the changes announced three months ago.  “Their further alteration over the summer is bound to cause confusion and shows that the regulator rushed the proposed reforms.”An Ofqual spokesman said: “It’s really important to us that students get the marks that their performance deserves.”The decisions we have taken will make the systems schools and colleges use to challenge GCSE, AS and A-level results in England clearer, more consistent, and fairer for all students.“The changes have been informed by research and based on extensive consultation with schools’ groups, subject associations, teachers and students.”We are phasing in the reforms so that exam boards can make the necessary changes to their systems in an orderly and achievable way.“We have written to around 7,000 schools and colleges in England on three occasions to draw their attention to the planned changes, and issued a succinct guide to help anyone with an interest navigate the new arrangements.“None of the changes we are making will stand in the way of a marking mistake being found and corrected.”Check out our guides• Step-by-step guide to Clearing Ofqual, reforms, A-level, clearing, university places, results He told the Telegraph: “This unfair situation could have a seriously harmful impact on young people’s life chances. A-level results will be the “most unfair in a generation”, headteachers have warned, after changes to the appeals process that may result in students missing out on places at elite universities.Leading heads of both private and state schools said that students appealing exam results face “the most chaotic and unfair year in a generation”.Search for Clearing vacancies onlineDownload the Clearing app on iPhone or AndroidIn May this year, Ofqual, the exam boards regulator, said it would only allow re-marking if there were “clear errors”.In a major clampdown on exam appeals, Ofqual said it would press ahead with a tougher system that will make it harder for some pupils to get a “second bite of the cherry”. “For example, there is a risk that students might not get the marks they deserve and miss out on a place at Oxford, Cambridge or another top university or medical school.“One or two marks can mean the difference between fulfilling their dreams or being forced to completely rethink their futures.“Lack of accuracy and fair appeal is not only wrong but has lifelong consequences; this is why we call on the regulator to put the wellbeing of students rather than the system at the centre of its approach.”His warnings came as hundreds of thousands of students prepare to learn their A-level results later this week. A-level Results Day 00 : 00 : 00 : 00 Days Hrs Mins Secs • Step-by-step guide to Adjustment• Step-by-step guide to A-level Results Day One or two marks can mean the difference between fulfilling their dreams or being forced to completely rethink their futuresChris King, HMC chairman The HMC and the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) have warned students and parents that this year “it may be harder than ever before for A-level candidates who appeal their grades to get a fair outcome”. They argue that the new rules on formal appeals against this summer’s results are ‘confusing’ because they will only apply only to three subjects.They said that the list of subjects – physics, geography and religious studies – has now been changed since it was first announced earlier this year.   In June Ofqual published a survey which showed deteriorating faith in A-levels among head teachers.   Headteachers have said the new rules on formal appeals are ‘confusing’last_img read more

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This has got to stop Reilly concerned about pay topups for some

first_imgReilly said that the Department and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform have both reiterated to hospitals that they must comply with public sector pay guidelines and said the deadline for hospitals to report back to the HSE is today.Earlier Taoiseach Enda Kenny told the Dáil that of the 44 agencies involved in the HSE audit, seven have replied to say they were compliant with pay guidelines, 13 said they were non-compliant and the rest had yet to respond.“This Government in attempting to weed out any additional sweeteners, ” he promised during Leaders’ Questions.Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has called on the government to end the “culture of privilege” at the top of the HSE.He said: “At a time of savage cutbacks to disability services, with hard-pressed families forced to fundraise for vital supports for their children, surely these proceeds should be used for hospital services, rather than a top-up for very well-paid executives?”Read: Government ‘attempting to weed out’ top-up payments to health executives – KennyHowlin: HSE pay breach ‘should be addressed’ He added: “People want to feel that everyone is in the same boat here, this country is trying to get back on its feet.” HEALTH MINISTER JAMES Reilly has expressed concern about revelations that one in four of the 43 State funded hospitals and health agencies are breaching official policy on pay in the case of some senior executives.Reilly was responding to Department of Health figures which show some senior staff in the health service receiving overall pay packages which exceed €200,000 annually, including top-up payments to their salary.Speaking at a media briefing earlier Reilly said that while he does not want to pre-empt the findings and recommendations of a current HSE audit “we’re absolutely clear at government level that this has got to stop”.last_img read more

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Overseas leakage not to blame for Macaus VIP revenue slowdown Morgan Stanley

first_img Sihanoukville authorities threaten legal action against 10 building owners over demolition orders Strong VIP growth sees Okada Manila GGR climb 72% in August 70% of Macau gaming market driven by 400,000 premium players: brokerage Concerns over the loss of VIP business from Macau to increasingly attractive regional destinations are unfounded, according to analysts from investment bank Morgan Stanley, who believe the SAR’s VIP sector will stage a recovery in the second half of 2019.In a note examining Macau gaming as it relates to surrounding ASEAN nations, Morgan Stanley equity analyst Praveen Choudhary addressed the growing relevance of properties in locations such as Cambodia, the Philippines, Singapore and Australia, many of which offer much lower VIP gaming tax “which helps in casinos’ ability to pay higher commissions to junkets.” Load More RelatedPosts Combined with the fact that the quality of many IRs has also improved significantly in recent years, the result has been more higher end VIP customers moving abroad – with Cambodia’s NagaWorld now raking in around 6.1% of the VIP volume of Macau compared with just 1.5% in 2015.But Choudhary says the impression that Cambodia and the Philippines are taking share from Macau isn’t entirely accurate.“If we add Singapore, Australia and Saipan, we realize that the percentage of VIP revenue from regions (other than Macau) has remained fairly stable at around 30% of the total VIP revenue in Macau,” he explains.“Thus, one can not blame overseas leakage for recent Macau VIP revenue growth slowdown. On top of this, the majority of VIP gaming revenue in the Philippines is proxy betting, which is not allowed in Macau and thus it is not a result of cannibalization.“We conclude that Macau VIP revenue could remain resilient despite leakage to ASEAN countries and should recover in 2H19.”Choudhary added that some Chinese liquidity indicators have started turning around in recent months which, given his analysis that such indicators lead Macau VIP revenue growth by around six months, should result in VIP recovery being visible by 3Q19.last_img read more

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Alaska News Nightly Friday July 15 2016

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at and on Twitter @aprnListen nowHaving taken zero actions, House ends special sessionAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauThe House ended its special session Friday, having taken no actions during the five days.Jury awards $140,000 to man injured In Bethel police vehicleAnna Rose MacArthur, KYUK – BethelA Bethel jury has awarded $140,000 to a man injured in the back of a police vehicle when the officer slid off the road and hit an electrical pole.Lightning strikes light Alaskan fires across the stateDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksA late season fire bust has state and federal response agencies scrambling across the interior.Stedman, nine others, face no election challengesEd Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – JuneauA fifth of Alaska legislators running for re-election this year face no opposition. That begs the question: Why, in such a politically active state, does anyone run unopposed.Bartlett Regional continues effort to build a youth psychiatric treatment center in JuneauLakeidra Chavis, KTOO – JuneauWhen residential psychiatric treatment services for youth aren’t available in the state, children are sent out of Alaska. But Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau is trying to change that by building a treatment center in the state’s capital.Burglaries up 64% in Juneau last year, trend continues this yearQuinton Chandler, KTOO – JuneauAnytime someone breaks in somewhere to steal or commit a felony, that’s a burglary. It’s a crime of opportunity that can affect anyone, said Juneau police Lt. David Campbell.AK: The agony and the ecstasy of Pokemon in AlaskaZachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThe rapid rise of “Pokemon Go” raises interesting issues about technology, discipline, and internet access across huge swaths of the state.49 Voices: Mikey Huff of AnchorageAmmon Swenson, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThis week we’re hearing from Mikey Huff in Anchorage. Huff is the co-owner of The Mercantile, a new shop in downtown Anchorage. They specialize in menswear and handmade goods, with an emphasis on local productslast_img read more

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This group of islands is coming up with its own cryptocurrency

first_imgBitcoin, Ethereum are types of cryptocurrencies availableReutersThe Republic of the Marshall Islands, an island country located in the central Pacific Ocean, is set to become the first sovereign nation to issue cryptocurrency as a legal tender.The parliament of the group of more than 1,200 islands with a population of about 50,000 on Wednesday passed a law declaring digital coin, named Sovereign (SOV), as its new currency. It will be issued later this year.Neema, an Israel-based startup that facilitates international money transfers via an application, will develop the underlying technology of the new cryptocurrency.”SOV is a big deal because, until now, all cryptos were in regulatory limbo,” Barak Ben-Ezer, co-founder of Neema, told Bitcoin Magazine.The move comes at a time when financial regulators around the world are growing increasingly hostile against digital currencies.The Securities and Exchange Commission of the United States have issued dozens of subpoenas and information requests to technology companies and advisers involved in cryptocurrencies, Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday citing people familiar with the matter.Meanwhile, the European Central Bank has repeatedly issued warnings about the dangers of investing in digital currencies.The government of Marshall Islands will arrange an initial coin offering, proceeds of which will be used to fill its coffers ahead of the termination of U.S. reparations payments, for sustainability projects related to climate change and green energy, among others.The Marshall Islands currently uses the U.S. dollar as its currency. The republic’s main sources of revenue are substantial U.S. subsidies under a Compact of Free Association and the leasing of land for the U.S. missile testing range on Kwajalein, a coral formation in the western chain of the Republic of the Marshall Islands.Earlier this year, Venezuela launched a cryptocurrency called Petro, claiming that it was the world’s first sovereign cryptocurrency.last_img read more

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Bangladesh wont respond to Myanmars provocation Quader

first_imgTransport minister Obaidul QuaderRoad transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader has said Bangladesh will not respond to any provocation of Myanmar despite repeated violation of its airspace by its drones and helicopters.He came up with the remark while distributing donation among sick and helpless people at his village in Companyganj upazila of the district on Saturday.Quader, also the Awami League general secretary, said the government has been tackling the Rohingya refugee issue cautiously.Criticising Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) for doing politics over the Rohingya issue, he also said BNP is talking madly as they have no issue in their hand to do politics.Earlier, Bangladesh protested repeated violation of its airspace by Myanmar drones and helicopters amid influx of Rohingya refugees amid persecution in Rakhine State.The country also expressed its deep concern over such acts of provocation.last_img read more

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13Year Old Charged In Teens Murder

first_imgBy Michelle Richardson, Special to the AFROA 13-year-old has been charged with the shooting death of a 17-year-old that occurred in March.Baltimore Police were called to the 1400 block of Montpelier Street in East Baltimore before 11:30 PM on March 28 for reports of shots fired.When officers arrived, they found Lamont Donell Green, 17, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the upper body. Green was transported to Johns Hopkins hospital where he was pronounced dead.Green, who was a student at ACCE (Academy for College and Career Exploration) wanted to join the army when he graduated high school like his big sister, according to his obituary. Green, or as his family called him, “Butta,” enjoyed football, basketball and eating crabs.“To know Butta, was to know you was about to come out of your pocket witha few dollars whenever he seen you. To know Butta, was to truly LOVEButta!!” read a passage in the obituary.“Lamont was the family agitator. He always found a way to get under yourskin and then turn right around and make your face light up with the biggestsmile. He swore he was the man of the house. He had the heart of a lion,” the obituary read.Green was laid to rest April 6.According to Police, a motive is not yet clear nor is there any reason to believe the suspect and victim knew one another.On April 11, the suspect, along with his attorney turned himself in at the Juvenile Detention Center where he will remain held pending trial.He is charged with first degree murder.The suspect’s identity is being withheld because he is in the juvenile court system.Usually teens 14 and older that are charged with murder are charged as adults immediately and entered into the adult system.If a teen is convicted in the juvenile system, they can be held until the age of 21. But prosecutors can ask to waive juvenile jurisdiction to adult court if the crime is punishable by life imprisonment such as murder.last_img read more

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Therapixel Appoints Matthieu LeclercChalvet as CEO

first_img Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more Related Content News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more News | 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 center_img News | Colonoscopy Systems | August 06, 2019 Rise in Early Onset Colorectal Cancer Not Aligned With Screening Trends A new study finds that trends in colonoscopy rates did not fully align with the increase in colorectal cancer (CRC) in… read more July 3, 2019 — Artificial intelligence (AI) breast cancer screening specialist Therapixel announced the appointment of Matthieu Leclerc-Chalvet as chief executive officer on June 14, 2019. This follows a 5 million euros series A fundraising, and the appointment of Sacha Loiseau as chairman of the board. Leclerc-Chalvet is also joining the board of directors.Leclerc-Chalvet brings 30 years of experience in the development and commercialization of medical devices. After 20 years abroad, working for multinational organizations as well as start-ups, he chose to return to France to share his experience with Therapixel. Until now, Leclerc-Chalvet was managing director of Mirada Medical, a British company specialized in medical imaging software, where he orchestrated a pivot towards AI, leading to the launch of the first AI software in radiotherapy.Leclerc-Chalvet declared, “I am thrilled to join a team of such technical and scientific excellence, and to bring my strategic and operational expertise in adoption of medical technology innovation globally.” This appointment allows Therapixel co-founder and interim CEO Pierre Fillard to focus on his role of chief scientific officer (CSO). He will work alongside Leclerc-Chalvet on completing the AI breast cancer screening product and going through the regulatory approvals leading to the commercial launch.Read the article “Therapixel Wins the Digital Mammography Challenge”For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 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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Accentures annual Technology report finds all five major trends in 2018 being

first_imgEvery year Accenture releases their annual forecast of the technology trends unfolding in the next three years. This year their Accenture Technology Vision 2018  highlights five emerging trends shaping the way technology is increasing businesses’ impact across society. The report covers people on all rungs of the corporate ladder, from strategy to operations, moving closer to the center of people’s lives. Accenture’s Technology Vision comprises a three-year set of technology trends. Accenture Evolution Chart Here are the 5 major trends identified in the 2018 report. Trend #1 CITIZEN AI: Raising AI to benefit business and society As artificial intelligence grows in its capabilities, businesses must move to “raise” their AIs to act as responsible, productive members of society. For businesses, this means deploying AI is no longer just about training it to perform a given task. It’s about “raising” it to act as a responsible representative of the business, and a contributing member of society. Per a survey conducted by Accenture, “72 percent of executives report that their organizations seek to gain customer trust and confidence by being transparent in their AI-based decisions and actions. This will be a crucial step in the integration of AI into society. We call it Citizen AI.” Trend #2 EXTENDED REALITY: The End of Distance Extended Reality XR refers to the spectrum of experiences that blurs the line between the real world and the simulated world. The technology immerses the user through visual, audio, and potentially olfactory and haptic cues. The two major types of XR are virtual reality and augmented reality. The report ascertains that Virtual and augmented reality technologies are removing the distance to people, information, and experiences, transforming the ways people live and work. Per their Survey, “27 percent of executives state it is very important for their organizations to be a pioneer in XR solutions.” Trend #3 DATA VERACITY: The Importance of Trust By transforming themselves to run on data, businesses have created a new kind of vulnerability: inaccurate, manipulated, and biased data that leads to corrupted business insights with a major impact on society. Businesses can address this new vulnerability by building confidence in three key data-focused tenets: Provenance, or verifying the history of data from its origin throughout its life cycle Context, or considering the circumstances around its use Integrity, or securing and maintaining data. Strong cybersecurity and data science capabilities are prerequisites for building a strong data intelligence practice to ensure data veracity. Trend #4 FRICTIONLESS BUSINESS: Built to partner at scale Businesses depend on technology-based partnerships for growth, but their own legacy systems aren’t designed to support partnerships at scale. To fully become the connected Intelligent Enterprise, companies must first re-architect themselves. Organizations must actively reshape their business from top to bottom to meet the challenges of creating and managing relationships at scale. They must adopt microservices architectures, and use blockchain and smart contracts to build a strong foundation for technology-based partnerships. Accenture Survey shows that “ 60% of executives report that blockchain and smart contracts will be critical to their organizations over the next three years.” Trend #5 INTERNET OF THINKING: Creating Intelligent Distributed Systems Businesses are making big bets on intelligent environments via robotics, AI and immersive experiences. But to bring these intelligent environments to life, they must extend their infrastructures into the dynamic, real-world environments. For this, companies must extend compute beyond the cloud, toward the edge of networks. They must explore custom hardware solutions and hardware accelerators that let systems reduce latency and compute limitations. Cloud processing remains appealing for high-value learning, predictions, AI-model generation, and storage in situations that are not time critical. But for real-time action, processing must happen at the edge of networks, where the event is occurring. Read the complete Accenture Technology Vision 2018 report to learn about the technology trends in detail along with the research methodology and the survey demographics. Read Next 18 striking AI Trends to watch in 2018 – Part 1 18 striking AI Trends to watch in 2018 – Part 2 Skill Up is back: 5 things we want to find outlast_img read more

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Preseason Ski Vermont Porter Airlines offers include free lift tickets

first_imgTags: Porter Airlines, Ski Resorts, Vermont Travelweek Group Pre-season Ski Vermont, Porter Airlines offers include free lift tickets Share Posted bycenter_img << Previous PostNext Post >> Friday, October 27, 2017 TORONTO — Porter Airlines and Ski Vermont are giving travellers special offers for the winter season, with a free ski lift promotion in Vermont.The first 50 Porter Airlines flight reservations made or Porter Escapes vacation packages booked to Vermont receive two free ski lift tickets per booking. The campaign kicked off Oct. 26. Tickets are available for one of the participating resorts: Jay Peak Resort, Smugglers Notch Resort, Stowe Mountain Resort, Sugarbush Resort and Mad River Glen.All travellers booking this season can also receive 20% off a Friday night stay in Burlington, VT by showing their Porter Airlines boarding pass at Hotel Vermont, Courtyard Marriott, Hilton and Hilton Gardens. At check-in guests will receive a gift bag and a special Vermont discount card, valid at select restaurants and tourist attractions across the state.The Porter experience to Vermont includes a quick flight of just over one hour from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, saving visitors a full day of travel versus driving. The airline’s complimentary in-flight service, including beer and wine, “is an excellent way to begin and end a trip”, says Porter.More news:  Beep, beep! Transat hits the streets with Cubamania truckFlights start Dec. 21, 2017, operating twice weekly to Burlington International Airport until March 27, 2018. Roundtrip fares between Toronto and Burlington start at $283, including taxes and fees.last_img read more

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TravelBrands July 16 donation day for SickKids Foundation a tremendous success

first_img MISSISSAUGA — On July 16 TravelBrands donated one per cent of all sales made to the SickKids Foundation and now the company is thanking all the clients, partners, travel agents and suppliers who made the day a success.Frank DeMarinis, CEO, TravelBrands, says: “Our goal was to bring the travel community together to raise awareness and funds for a great cause and I believe it was surpassed. It brings me great pride that we can all come together to give back to SickKids. Our third annual donation day is just another step in supporting the advancement of children’s healthcare.”This year, all proceeds will be contributed towards the SickKids Foundation and Cardiac Operating Room. TravelBrands’ donation supports SickKids’ aspiration of being the leading pediatric and congenital heart disease centre in the world.In addition to donating a percentage of sales, TravelBrands hosts multiple events year-round to raise awareness and funds for SickKids, including the annual TravelBrands Charity Golf Classic, participation in the Mississauga Dragon Boat Race Festival and a 5km employee walk.More news:  Save the dates! Goway’s Africa Roadshow is backDeMarinis says travel agents can continue donating their Loyalty Rewards points to the SickKids Foundation, and that any Loyalty Rewards donation made between July 16 and Aug. 31, 2019 will be matched by TravelBrands. To donate Loyalty Rewards see << Previous PostNext Post >> Thursday, July 18, 2019 Travelweek Group Posted bycenter_img Share Tags: SickKids, TravelBrands TravelBrands’ July 16 donation day for SickKids Foundation “a tremendous success”last_img read more

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Sustainable dining is more popular than ever with Aussies

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